WWW wednesday #13

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www wednesday is hosted by sam on Taking on a World of Words. everyone can participate in answering the three questions below and posting a link on sams website or just answer the questions on her post, if you do not have a blog.

the three questions are:

1.) What are you currently reading?
2.) What did you recently finish reading?
3.) What do you think you’ll read next?


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wwwwednesday 

What are you currently reading?

nyxia

title: nyxia
author: scott reintgen
page: 160
status: i really enjoy it so far, but i the competition stuff is getting kind of boring, because nothing new is happening. i somehow want more!

 

wihtoutmerit

title: without merit
author: colleen hoover
progress: 16%
status: so, funny thing. i wanted to cancel my audible subscription but they made me a deal i couldn’t resist. so i picked up this one. and it’s my first colleen hoover novel. so far i like the narration and i am curious where the story will go.

 

WARANDPEACE

title: war and peace
author: leo tolstoy
page: 323
status: i managed to get back on track and i am 25% through it, yay!

 

 

What did you recently finish reading?

invisible.jpg

title: invisible
author: paul auster
rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐
thoughts: i haven’t written a review for this one yet and i am not sure if i will, because it was weird, but good. i am still sorting my feelings out for this one.

 

thesmellofotherpeopleshouses

title: the smell of other people’s houses
author: bonnie-sue hitchcock
rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐
thoughts
: i really, really enjoyed this one. it’s about alaska ❤ my review can be found here

 

autoboyography

title: autoboyography
author: christina lauren
rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
thoughts
: LOVED IT!!! my review can be found here

 

What do you think you’ll read next?

turtlesallthewaydown

title: turtles all the way down
author: john green
hardback
i do now have my copy yet, because amazon is very mean. but it doesn’t matter. i can get one from my bookstore and i will definitely do that latest friday. this will be my next read, no matter what!

 


what are your three www? let me know in the comments! 🙂

WWW wednesday #12

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www wednesday is hosted by sam on Taking on a World of Words. everyone can participate in answering the three questions below and posting a link on sams website or just answer the questions on her post, if you do not have a blog.

the three questions are:

1.) What are you currently reading?
2.) What did you recently finish reading?
3.) What do you think you’ll read next?


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wwwwednesday 

What are you currently reading?

invisible.jpg

title: invisible
author: paul auster
progress: 13%
status: i got this from my library as a new audiobook and started listening to it on the way back from the airport. so far, i think it’s interesting. the best thing is, that it’s narrated by the author himself. 🙂

 

 

WARANDPEACE

title: war and peace
author: leo tolstoy
page: 260
status: haven’t read a page since last week :O

 

 

What did you recently finish reading?

warcross

title: warcross
author: marie lu
rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐
status: i really liked it. my review will be up soon 🙂

 

stationeleven

title: station eleven
author: emily st. john mandel
rating: ⭐⭐
status: i did not like this! my review will be up soon!

 

What do you think you’ll read next?

autoboyography

title: autoboyography
author: christina lauren
paperback
i have no idea, what i am in the mood for right now. so, we’ll see tonight. but my copy of “autoboyography” arrived last week, so maybe it will be this one. 🙂

 


what are your three www? let me know in the comments! 🙂

WWW wednesday #11

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www wednesday is hosted by sam on Taking on a World of Words. everyone can participate in answering the three questions below and posting a link on sams website or just answer the questions on her post, if you do not have a blog.

the three questions are:

1.) What are you currently reading?
2.) What did you recently finish reading?
3.) What do you think you’ll read next?


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wwwwednesday 

What are you currently reading?

warcross

title: warcross
author: marie lu
page: 68
status: i started this yesterday and immediately forgot the big headache i was having. i think this one will be fun! 🙂

 

WARANDPEACE

title: war and peace
author: leo tolstoy
page: 260
status: still one chapter a day – yay!

 

 

What did you recently finish reading?

wordsindeepblue

title: words in deep blue
author:
cath crowley
rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
review: this book broke me. still thinking about it all the time.
full review:
here

 

 

What do you think you’ll read next?

undertow.jpg

title: undertow
author: k.r. conway
eCopy

 


what are your three www? let me know in the comments! 🙂

WWW wednesday #10

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www wednesday is hosted by sam on Taking on a World of Words. everyone can participate in answering the three questions below and posting a link on sams website or just answer the questions on her post, if you do not have a blog.

the three questions are:

1.) What are you currently reading?
2.) What did you recently finish reading?
3.) What do you think you’ll read next?


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wwwwednesday 

What are you currently reading?

thousandthfloor

title: the thousandth floor
author: katherine mcgee
progress: 61%
status: actually, i am really enjoying this one! i hope to finish it by the end of the week to start a new book. but this gives me “gossip girl” feelings and is just such a guilty pleasure 😀

 

WARANDPEACE

title: war and peace
author: leo tolstoy
page: 223
status: still one chapter a day – yay!

 

 

What did you recently finish reading?

godsgrave

title: godsgrave
author:
jay kristoff
rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
review: OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG
full review:
here 😀

 

gentleman

title: the gentleman’s guide to vice and virtue
author: mackenzi lee
rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐
review: can be found here

 

 

What do you think you’ll read next?

wordsindeepblue

title: words in deep blue
author: cath crowley

 


what are your three www? let me know in the comments! 🙂

WWW wednesday #9

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www wednesday is hosted by sam on Taking on a World of Words. everyone can participate in answering the three questions below and posting a link on sams website or just answer the questions on her post, if you do not have a blog.

the three questions are:

1.) What are you currently reading?
2.) What did you recently finish reading?
3.) What do you think you’ll read next?


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wwwwednesday 

What are you currently reading?

godsgrave

title: godsgrave
author: jay kristoff
page: 49
status: the stress in my life is still ongoing so i didn’t find time to read this book. and it makes me furious because i just want to sit down and read it. aaaarghhh!

 

WARANDPEACE

title: war and peace
author: leo tolstoy
page: 190
status: one chapter a day – yay!

 

thousandthfloor

title: the thousandth floor
author: katherine mcgee
progress: 23%
status: i am reading this in between driving to appointments and i have to say, that i really enjoy it so far. hopefully my life calms down a bit, so i can get to this more every night before bed.

 

gentleman

title: the gentleman’s guide to vice and virtue
author: mackenzi lee
progress: 50%
status: i am halfway through this and i really enjoy it. it’s hilarious but also deep and i am curious how it will end. i just need two more cleaning sessions in my apartment haha 😀

 

What did you recently finish reading?

NOTHING *cry cry cry cry*

 

What do you think you’ll read next?

scarlet1

title: scarlet
author: marissa meyer
#sequelseptember

 

 

i really hate it, that i don’t have much time to read right now. i really want to tough and hope, that everything calms down a little bit.
what are your three www? let me know in the comments! 🙂

WWW wednesday #8

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www wednesday is hosted by sam on Taking on a World of Words. everyone can participate in answering the three questions below and posting a link on sams website or just answer the questions on her post, if you do not have a blog.

the three questions are:

1.) What are you currently reading?
2.) What did you recently finish reading?
3.) What do you think you’ll read next?


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wwwwednesday 

What are you currently reading?

godsgrave

title: godsgrave
author: jay kristoff
page: 39
status: i am still at the very beginning, because my private life is such a mess and i have NO time, which is no excuse. I WANT TO READ THIS BOOK!!!!

 

WARANDPEACE

title: war and peace
author: leo tolstoy
page: 156
status: i am so proud of myself for sticking with this!

 

thousandthfloor

title: the thousandth floor
author: katherine mcgee
progress: 17%
status: since i do not have so much time for reading right now, it’s hard to continue with this one…

 

What did you recently finish reading?

windfall

title: windfall
author: jennifer e. smith
rating: ⭐⭐⭐.75
review: it was ok. some parts i really loved, but some were very predictable and i wasn’t happy about some of the directions the book went with.

 

What do you think you’ll read next?

scarlet1

title: scarlet
author: marissa meyer
#sequelseptember

 

 

what are your three www? let me know in the comments! 🙂

“throne of glass” review & buddy read discussion – part II (spoilers ahead)

happy sunday my lovely bookoholics! ❤ it’s done! it really is done! i have finished “throne of glass” by sarah j. maas. and before you read on, i need to tell you, that i really, really, reeeeeally enjoyed it! 😀

i’ve read the first book in the series with the bestest of the best darque dreamer over @darquedreamerreads and it was so much fun! we made a blog event out of it and did a q&a for each part of the book. first our expectations, then our thoughts on part 1 and then a q&a for the second half of the book, which you can read below. we will definitely be reading the whole series together, so watch out for that! 😀

 

throneofglass

if you don’t know about the book, here is a quick synopsis. “throne of glass” is about 18 year old celaena, who was trained to be an assassin and ends up as a slave. she is freed by crown prince dorian to participate in a competition, where the winner becomes the new assassin of the royal family. celaena doesn’t think twice, because she wants her freedom. but with her being in that competition, things start to happen, that make her life complicated: friendships, feelings, killings, magic & mystery.

“throne of glass” is the first book in the series. here are some of my stats:

title: throne of glass
author: sarah j. maas
genre: ya fantasy
type: paperback
pages: 405 pages
start: 27.08.2017
finish: 01.09.2017
rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐.5

 

 

before i get into my review, i want to share our q&a with you. again, be warned, that THERE WILL BE SPOILERS!! 😀

1.) what do you think about the love triangle now after book 1?

darque dreamer: “I think the love triangle was well done. It was not distracting, it was not whiny or annoying, and I felt like it was a true fitting love triangle because Celaena was able to get close to both men, and of course there would be feelings developing for the two men that showed her compassion after her year of hell.”

coffeeloving_bookoholic: “it already kind of broke my heart. i really, really don’t know, which side i am on. i loved, how honest dorian was and i really think, that he developed strong feelings for celaena. but there is also chaol, whose feelings are also honest. he loves that girl. and she just doesn’t know. it’s so hard. i had a little bit of a feeling, that she was playing with them, but i really think, that she has too much on her plate and did the right decision in the end. but this was definitely not the end of the whole love triangle.”

2.) what are your thoughts on nehemia and her powers?

darque dreamer: “I had a feeling for a while that Nehemia had some sort of powers or knowledge of magic and the wyrdmarks. I really love that she tried to protect Celaena!!”

coffeeloving_bookoholic: “i am really happy about that. for a short time i had a feeling, that she is bad and everything was a game and she plotted against celaena. i was so happy, how it turned out and i loved the deep friendship. i want to see more of nehemias powers, because i think there is so much adventure waiting for us.”

3.) what part of the second half did you enjoy and what not?

darque dreamer: “I really loved the part where Dorian sees Celaena’s red candy teeth, lol! That was so cute and funny! I enjoyed the whole second half of the book and the only thing I disliked was psycho Kaltain poisoning Celaena, but we were meant to not like that, lol!”

coffeeloving_bookoholic: “i really enjoyed, that is was funny too. the book never lost this part and that made me really happy. i also enjoyed the whole scene with the ridderak, which caught me by surprise and i was on edge. the fight in the end was also executed very well in my opinion. there were three things i didn’t like. the whole ball scene was too much for me. the love drama was too much and i caught myself rolling my eyes (because yes, i do not like love triangles). i wanted action at that point and i got love drama and i didn’t enjoy it. the second thing was the resolution with the killer. i mean, it was executed well but it was obvious and i expected a bigger bang! i wanted it to be someone unexpected. but well, you can’t have it all. and the last thing that i did not like, was how easy celaena got drugged. i see why it was important, but she should have know better.”

4.) how do you feel about the revelation of the wyrdmarks?

darque dreamer: “I want to learn more about the wyrdmarks. I hope we get more history because that was a little vague. From what I understood, there were marks used for good and marks used for evil, and the marks could appear on people too. I hope we get more on that in the series!”

coffeeloving_bookoholic: “i really liked how they were explained. but i also think, that there is way more to it and that they will play a bigger part in the series. i want to see more and i am excited which creatures or who else will come from them.”

5.) will you read the next book and if so, what are you thoughts on a maybe rebellion?

darque dreamer: “I will definitely read the next book. Hopefully with you, lol! I don’t think book 2 will hold the rebellion, because I feel like its too soon. But, I feel like its coming in the future, and I think that Nehemia and the rebels deserve some justice. Down with the King!!

coffeeloving_bookoholic: “yeees, definitely. i liked the first book more than i thought and i want to know what’s going to happen. i want to see a big rebellion against the king and i want to see more magic and just in general, i want more! :D”

 

 

i hope, you liked our q&a’s and thanks so much for coming along with us and reading. it was so much fun. now, i want to share some more thoughts on the book, so here’s my little mini review:

first of all, yes, i am a fan now. i didn’t think i would be, but i am. i had so much fun reading this book, because well, it was fun. the humor came unexpected and i laughed so much. i mean, a book where the monthly cycle of an assassin is causing some trouble, come on! 😀 i also loved the candy scene and in general, this book has some great teasing and i laughed. i want more of that.

then there were all those feelings. the friendship between celaena and nehemia was wonderfully done. not just some action and the thought of betrayal. the saving, the honesty in the end, i loved every bit of it. i definitely want to see them side by side in the future. also all the feelings i got with that love triangle. i really hate them, but here, it just fits so good, because it seems honest. i was back and forth with my choice. who do i want her to be with? i really don’t know. i love them all equally and i was happy for two and sad for the others. and all changed within minutes. just please don’t let there be too much heartbreak.

as for the mystery and magic. it was done so well. it didn’t reveal too much, so that there is more to look forward too. i want to see celaena get magical powers and i want to see what elenas words mean. is there some relation, what will come in the future? so many questions i want answers to. and that just shows me, how well done this book is.

a big part, that i really liked, but which just came at the very end, was the involvement of the king. holy crap! that will be interesting. i had no idea, that the king was working on something with the duke. it totally caught me by surprise and i love when books do that to me! give me more!

all in all, “throne of glass” was very enjoyable. the writing was great, i absolutely had no problems following the story and also the change of the point of views was very well done! i enjoyed sarah j. maas’ writing and all my expectations were fulfilled.

if you want an action packed ya-fantasy with great character development, an interesting story, humor, feelings and a mystery, then “throne of glass” is perfect for you. sometimes the hype is true and thanks to my buddy read with darque dreamer, i enjoyed this first book even more. 🙂

 

 

thanks again for reading guys and let us know, what you thought of “throne of glass”. there is another q&a on darque dreamers blog, so go check it out.  🙂 and now for last: should we continue with the series? will you read it now? let us know!