Hey everyone! This is one of my favourite weekly tags, so many people do it that it’s really fun. WWW Wednesday is hosted over at Taking On A World Of Words, check out their site 🙂 If you’ve had a go at this tag, feel free to link in your post in the comments. Anyway, here’s what I’ve been up to this week!
What I Finished Recently
I was lucky enough to get ARCs of both The Hazards Of Love and Delicates through Netgalley and they were both exceptional. Find my review of these graphic novels here.
Also, I finally read From Blood And Ash and… wow. Can confirm I’m in a bit of a reading slump after that! I should have a review up on Friday, so keep an eye out 🙂
What I’m Currently Reading
I didn’t have enough to say about The Cousins for a full post, but I’ll do a mini review here. A couple of years ago, I read One Of Us Is Lying and loved it so much. I’ve been following the author’s other books since and whilst I don’t think any of them were as great as her first, I was excited to hear about The Cousins!
It follows a group of cousins (shocker) who are contacted by their elusive grandmother who had cut off contact – and her massive fortune – from their parents 17 years ago. In typical YA mystery fashion, it was full of twists and (slightly unrealsitic) love triangles. Whilst it was an enjoyable read, I felt a little bit like there was too many characters and not enough action. My main point being that there were 4 main adults called Adam, Anders, Allison and Archer. Can you see why I got confused?
.I love Karen McManus’ writing style – even though I was a little let down with the plot twists in her other books (*cough* Two Can Keep A Secret *cough*). She’s brilliant at building tension and building up characters… and then annihalating who you thought the characters were. Her plots are incredibly solid. Also, I liked how things were revealed as you go along, not in this big Poirot-esque please-assemble-in-the-drawing-room right at the end. If you’re looking for a light but well built YA mystery, check this out!
What I Want To Read Next
I’M SO EXCITED TO READ THE NGIHT CIRCUS! I think last time I did a WWW Wednesday, I said the same thing about Crier’s War… and that didn’t end that well (find out why it is basically just sapphic Star Wars in my review here). But, I tried Erin Morgenstern’s other book last year and fell in love with her writing style, so I have high hopes! It had better be good. Or else (I’m reading too many 3 star books that I thought would be a 5 😦 ). You can check out my review of The Starless Sea here 🙂
Yes, I’m trying to win the award for the most amount of links to other reviews in one post. What’s your record?