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WWW Wednesday: 5.23.18

WWW Wednesday
WWW Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Sam @ Taking on a World of Words. It’s sorta like a weekly reading reflection, where each Wednesday, you answer the following questions:

  • What are you currently reading?
  • What did you recently finish reading?
  • What do you think you’ll read next?

This is my first time participating in this meme, so let’s get right to it!
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What Are You Currently Reading

The Thousand Deaths of Ardor Benn by Tyler Whitesides. I’m a little over halfway through, but this book is positively fantastic. Reminds me a lot of Scott Lynch’s Gentleman Bastard series and I didn’t realize how much I actually wanted another heisty novel like that. Already my mind is blown not only by the heists they are pulling, but also by the characters themselves (especially the Crazies) and the use of Grit.

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What Did You Read Recently

Heart of Iron by Ashley Poston. I waited weeks to get this book from the library after it was published. Anastasia retelling in space? Hell yeah, sign me up for that. I didn’t realize how truly fantastic this book was going to be, though. Considering I read the last 250+ pages in one sitting and I’m still reeling over the events that happened in the last part of the book, you could say I enjoyed this one thoroughly.
Review can be read here.
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What Do You Plan To Read Next

Warlock Holmes: My Grave Ritual by G.S. Denning. This is the third installment of a series that I completely fell head over heels for with the first two books (the first of which, I read in its entirety, in one sitting). These are books that I turn to whenever I need a good laugh and want to know: what exactly would Sherlock Holmes be like if he were a Warlock trying to hide his powers and it was Watson who was the brains behind the operation–who also needed to keep that identity a secret. Super stoked to dip into this fantastically hilarious world again.
Have you read any of these books? What did you think of them? Or any books you hope to see on WWW Wednesday in the future? Let me know in the comments!
Read on!

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Waiting on Wednesday: Bloody Rose

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Originally hosted by Breaking the Spine, Waiting on Wednesday has now linked up with “Can’t Wait Wednesday” at Wishful Endings and it’s exactly as it sounds: we post about books that haven’t been published yet, but we’re salivating by the time the publication date hits.
This week, the reason I may have taken August 28th off of work is:

Bloody Rose by Nicholas Eames
Publication Date: August 28th, 2018

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Tam Hashford is tired of working at her local pub, slinging drinks for world-famous mercenaries and listening to the bards sing of adventure and glory in the world beyond her sleepy hometown.
When the biggest mercenary band of all rolls into town, led by the infamous Bloody Rose, Tam jumps at the chance to sign on as their bard. It’s adventure she wants – and adventure she gets as the crew embark on a quest that will end in one of two ways: glory or death.
It’s time to take a walk on the wyld side.

I don’t think it’s surprising to anyone who knows me how excited I am for Bloody Rose. Reading Kings of the Wyldit easily became one of my favorite books of all time. Considering how many books I’ve read and how many fantastic books there are, I think that alone shows how truly amazing this book is. Tie in the fact that not only did I go and buy my own copy after renting it from the library to read it, but I’ve also shoved it on my entire family (even begging my non-reading-Dad to read it, because the music references are right down his alley) and pretty much every reader that I know (and then some who aren’t, as evident above).
Between the humor, the worldbuilding and the characters who ensnared my heart and will never let go, Kings of the Wyld was the type of debut that this author dreams about writing at her peak. Considering this was Eames’ debut, I can only imagine that Bloody Rose is going to take everything that made me fall in love with the first book and amplify it even further–and this time, with more girl power.
Yeah, I can get on board with this, absolutely.
Read on!