WWW Waiting on Wednesday

Wednesday, 1 April 2015

There are two really good book blogger events that happen on a Wednesday.

WWW Wednesdays used to be hosted over at Should Be Reading but it got cancelled, I however still really like the idea so will continue with it. If any of you still continue it then leave me a link and I will check yours out. To play along you answer these three questions: What are you currently reading? What did you recently finish reading? What do you think you’ll read next?

What am I currently reading?
Currently, I am reading Darkest Light by Alex Taylor. This book was sent to me by the author himself, all beautifully wrapped and signed, in exchange for a honest review. I am currently around 6 chapters in and I am very intrigued so far. There appears to be a multicoloured dog-type-creature and now I really really want one! My dogs are boring normal colours.
What did I recently finish reading?
I recently finished reading Saying Goodbye to Warsaw by Michael Cargill. This book was also given to me in exchange for a honest review and review it I did. This emotional wartime book managed to get 4 stars from me and I would recommend it to lovers of historical fiction and amusing, realistic characters. Read my review!

What do I think I'll read next?
I have genuinely no idea! I may reread Frankenstein or the Odyssey as both have been calling to me from my book shelf or perhaps I will read something completely different. Who knows?

Waiting on Wednesday is hosted over at Breaking the Spine and aims to spotlight upcoming books which we are really excited about! One book that I'm very very excited about is Shadow Study by Maria V. Snyder, I absolutely loved the Study series and to find out that it was being continued with a fourth book was so great! I miss Yelena and Valek and I'm so happy to be able to see more of them. I know what you're all thinking - this book is already out! However it is not out in any of the shops where I've lived so to me it's still upcoming. I shall get my hands on it soon though!

Here's some more about it:
Once, only her own life hung in the balance… When Yelena was a poison taster, her life was simpler. She survived to become a vital part of the balance of power between rival countries Ixia and Sitia. Now she uses her magic to keep the peace in both lands—and protect her relationship with Valek. Suddenly, though, dissent is rising. And Valek’s job—and his life—are in danger. As Yelena tries to uncover her enemies, she faces a new challenge: her magic is blocked. And now she must find a way to keep not only herself but all that she holds dear alive.

I don't normally like fantasy but this series is just great. 

Tell me about your WWW Wednesdays or Waiting on Wednesdays in the comments!

38 People dared to comment.:

Vanya D. said...

I haven't started on this series by Snyder, but I do like her writing style, so I'll try to attempt reading those books as soon as time allows it :)

My wow's at YA Story Teller.

Emma Hunter said...

I haven't read anything from this author but I've heard a lot about this series :-) Hope you enjoy!

Michael Cargill said...

I'm currently reading Spies Against Armageddon which is a non-fiction book about Israel's intelligence agencies. It's a bit propagandy in places but quite interesting all the same.

I recently finished People Who Eat Darkness, which is about the 1999 disappearance of Lucie Blackman in Japan. Non-fiction again and quite grim.

Next, I'll probably finish off Nixonland... non-fiction again, all about Richard Nixon. I'm currently 13% of the way through and it's good stuff.

What type of dog do you have by the way?

Emily said...

Wow serious stuff!

And I have a chihuahua-jack russell (don't judge she's sweet) called Phoebe and an English bulldog called Milly. Weird combination I know but they love each other and are both surprisingly goodf considering their notoriously mischievous breeds.

Emily said...

Thanks! And you should definitely check it out.

Emily said...

You really should, they're great!

Aisha @The Bewitching Bibliophile said...

Sounds Good I'm hoping to get to Maria's bookings soon, because everyone seems to love them. The book you're reading sounds good too. More books on the tbr. Thanks for stopping by. I vote the Odyessy as a reread.

Emily said...

They totally live up to the hype I promise!

Stina @ Once Untold said...

I hope you enjoy Shadow Study!

My WoW: http://onceuntold.blogspot.com/2015/04/waiting-on-wednesday-hard-to-be-good.html

Liz. R said...

I've only read Poison Study so far but I'm looking forward to catching up on the series! I always hear good things about it. Great pick :).

Constanze said...

I've never read anything by Maria V. Snyder but I've heard so much about her :) Yay for the bulldog by the way ;D

Topian Girl said...

I love Maria Snyder's Study series... Great choice for a WOW! Have a great read! -Topian Girl

My WOW: http://topianbooks.blogspot.com/2015/04/waiting-on-wednesday-april-1st-2015.html

Dawn Husted said...

I just finished reading These Broken Stars and didn't like it as much as I anticipated. I even skipped from the middle to the end simply to find out the ending.

Currently I'm reading Unwind by Neal Shusterman, and this is such a good book! I'm a slow reader, but it'll only take me a few days to finish it. When this happens, I know it's good!

I have no idea what I'm reading next. :-D

Missie said...

Shadow Study is new to me, I will have to check it out!
Missie @ A Flurry of Ponderings

Erica C said...

OOooo I really need to get on to this series, I've been meaning to start it for a couple years now! It sounds really good!
Thanks for stopping by,
Erica @ Read It. Note It.

Zareena D. said...

Yay for Shadow Study! I loved the first three books and really really want to read this one :) I'm waiting for my library to order it since they have the first three but it doesn't seem like that's happening... I'll probably cave in a few weeks and buy it myself. Thanks so much for the follow and stopping by!

Zareena @ The Slanted Bookshelf

Kristin Belter said...

I haven't yet read Marie V Snyder's other books, but I have bought poison study, and placed it on my never-ending TBR pile!

Thank you so much for stopping by at my blog, it's really appreciated! :)

El said...

I saw Shadow Study in the bookstore a couple of days ago. I wanted to buy it but I need to reread the first books in the series first to refresh my memory. But I can't wait to read it!
Thanks for stopping by my post earlier!

El @ So Bookalicious

Emily said...

Thanks!

Emily said...

Poison Study was really such a good book!

Emily said...

You should delve into some of her stuff!
And I'm sure she appreciates the yay ;)

Emily said...

Thanks!

Emily said...

I wasn't too keen on Unwind myself but I thought it had potential :)

Emily said...

You really should!

Emily said...

Start it start it! I mean, if you want ;)

Emily said...

My library is teeny so I always have to buy my own, it's frustrating!

Emily said...

It's definitely worth bumping to the top of that pile!

Emily said...

I fear I will have that same problem but I don't think I have the patience to wait till I've reread them!

Stella Sinclair said...

Oooohhh, this sounds interesting! Thanks for stopping by my WoW! :)

Anatea Oroz said...

I still haven't started with the Study series, but I've had my eyes on them for quite a while now. Hopefully I'll read them soon!

Anatea @ Anatea's Bookshelf

Justine said...

I haven't heard of this series before! Thanks for introducing it to me and for visiting my blog. :)

Emily said...

Thank you!

Emily said...

You really should!

Emily said...

Sure!

Sandy said...

I was really surprised (and happy) to hear that the Study series would be continuing! I LOVED Poison Study but I never finished the series. Oops...but this fourth book has kicked my butt into picking up the series again this year. Great choice for WoW :) (and thank you for visiting my blog!)

Elizabeth Rodriguez said...

I haven't read the Study series, but I've heard wonderful things about it. I hope you love it :)

Lexxie Lin said...

Oh, I definitely have to get back to reading Schnyder's books! She is an amazing author.

I hope you'll get your hands on Shadow Study soon, Emily :)

Happy reading.

Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews

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