Hi, fellow readers. If you’ve seen one of my WWW Wednesday posts before, you’ll know that I don’t do it weekly. Mainly because I feel like I take a while to get through a book and then take a break before going on to the next; after I finish one series, my head is in that world and I struggle rushing into another world.
Now, the books in this WWW Wednesday are the definition of YA fantasy; Sarah J. Maas, Jennifer L. Armentrout and Sabaa Tahir? Yep, what a great reading month!
This meme is hosted by Taking On A World Of Words so check out their post to join in.
The Three Ws are:
What are you currently reading?
What did you recently finish reading?
What do you think you’ll read next?
I have been SO excited for this one. From Blood and Ash instantly became a favourite after I read it, and the following two kept me hooked. And here we are with The War of Two Queens, which I’m not gonna lie – I thought was the conclusion! Apparently there will be 6 books for the series, which I’m not mad about. I’m actually 90% through this one, as I’m writing, so I can give you a little of my opinion of it so far.
To me, this book is a little repetitive. The development is same-y i.e. Poppy learning that she is not what she thought she was, over and over. And although I understand Poppy’s struggle between choosing to be moral and her power’s calling, I’m finding it tiresome reading about her going back and forth about not being the same as the Blood Queen, and being in a rage and wanting to hurt everyone.
That’s not to say I’m not enjoying the book, I have loved seeing/feeling the dynamic between Poppy and Kieran shift, but am conflicted about the way that happened whilst Cas is held captive. And I wish this situation was done a little different. Also, the story definitely could have moved along faster. But things have gotten interesting now that she is face to face with the Blood Queen and both their armies. No doubt, the last 10% will bring a plot twist and a cliffhanger ending that will leave me begging for more.
The book I was left reeling from last was Crescent City #2. House of Sky and Breath was everything I thought it would be. To me (and many more fantasy fans), Sarah J. Maas is the queen of the genre. Not only has she made me fall in love with Urban Fantasy, but she has somehow written another breathtaking world that equals Throne of Glass and A Court of Thorns and Roses.
The twist at the end left me speechless for many minutes. It is an ending so unpredictable that I literally sat there, sort of hysterical laughing. And once my brain processed it, I wasn’t sure whether I was happy or pissed about it. Let me explain – ACOTAR is (almost) everyone’s favourite world by SJM, but there are a few of us who prefer TOG. And bringing ACOTAR into it is just playing favouites (do I sound bitter? feels like I may be a little bitter that Bryce didn’t crash land in front of Manon). Anyway, my point is that Feyre, Rhysand and the gang aren’t it for me, yet now they’re going to be the heroes.
On the whole though, I adored the book. And once I have the next one in my hand, I know I will love it. I am excited for the worlds coming together, even if I was a little shook at first.
Sabaa Tahir made an impression on me with An Ember in the Ashes series, and so I cannot wait to read her newly released YA fiction book, All My Rage. It’s going to be different, since it’s not fantasy, but I’m willing to give it a go.
Have you read any of these books? What are your thoughts?
Please leave a link for your WWW Wednesday in the comments 🙂
Until next time,