WWW Wednesday

Current Reads

WWW Wednesday is a weekly meme created by A Daily Rhythm and currently hosted by Taking on the World of Words.

It’s time for another WWW Wednesday. WWW Wednesday is super easy, it’s just about answering 3 questions: What are you currently reading? What did you recently finish reading? What do you think you’ll read next?

Currently Reading:

The Name of the Wind (The Kingkiller Chronicle, #1)

I’m currently reading The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss. I’m about 60% of the way through and so far I’m kinda meh about it to be honest.

The Name of the Wind is essentially just Kvothe telling the story of his life. And, how he is basically amazing at everything. He’s had some hardships, there is no denying that. And, maybe its just a case of him being an unreliable narrator. But, I don’t really like him that much.

The writing is beautiful to be sure, but the story itself is kinda boring to me (likely because its Kvothe’s story, and I don’t like Kvothe.) I am hopeful, however, that that changes before the end of the book. I really want to see what everyone else sees when they read this.

“I have stolen princesses back from sleeping barrow kings. I burned down the town of Trebon. I have spent the night with Felurian and left with both my sanity and my life. I was expelled from the University at a younger age than most people are allowed in. I tread paths by moonlight that others fear to speak of during day. I have talked to gods, loved women, and written songs that make the minstrels weep. You may have heard of me.”

Recently Finished:

The Queen of Nothing (The Folk of the Air, #3)

Yesterday I started and finished The Queen of Nothing by Holly Black. I don’t read a ton of YA Fantasy anymore, but the hype got me on this one – and I wanted to read it before some asshole on the internet spoiled it for me. If you’re looking for an angsty, enemies to lovers story maybe give this series a go.

The Folk of the Air series tells the story of Jude and her twin sister Taryn who are taken to Faerie after their parents are murdered by their half-sister Vivi’s faerie father. Raised in Faerie they are set apart from everyone else because of their mortality, but Jude just wants to fit in. Things are complicated by Jude’s antagonistic relationship with Prince Carden.

Despite their flaws, I really like these characters. Jude is kind a badass, and you want to see her succeed. Carden is an asshole, but a likeable one. And while their relationship is a problematic, its fun to watch. And, amazingly, this third volume made me not actually hate Taryn so much. I really liked seeing how this story wrapped up. It was fast-paced and compelling. And, I’ll definitely be picking up what ever Holly Black writes next.

“It really is a magical word: no. You say whatever bullshit you want and I just say no.”

Reading Next:

Abaddon's Gate (Expanse, #3)

So yesterday Orbit announced that a boxed set of the hardcovers for the first three books in this series were available for the first time. So, of course, I had to buy them. And, so I’m using this as the push I need to continue on with this series. I really loved the first two books, so I can’t wait to see where the story goes from here.

I don’t want to spoil the first two books by giving you a synopsis of Abaddon’s Gate. So what I will say is that the first book in the series, Leviathan Wakes is set a few hundred years in the future when humanity has colonized the solar system. It’s told in dual POV and alternates chapters between Jim Holden, the idealist XO of a mining vessel transporting ice from the rings of Saturn to stations in the Belt, and Detective Miller, a cynical cop on Ceres Station looking for a missing girl. (You can read my full review here.)

This series is expansive (get it? expansive? the expanse? haha.) There are tons of supporting characters and story lines working together to tell one massive tale. And, I really want to get caught up with this series since the last book is supposed to come out some time next year.

So what are you currently reading? Anything I should add to my TBR?

Happy Reading ♥

13 thoughts on “Current Reads

  1. I just started The Cruel Prince the other day and I’m not very far into it. But so far, it’s meh. I feel it was way overhyped but since I’m not very far into, I’m hoping it picks up a bit and turns out better!

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      1. Just quit it then! I think it’s one of those books that’s so universally loved that it feels like the reader is also somehow obligated to love it (or has otherwise read it wrong) but I bet there are plenty who DNF.

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