WWW Wednesday #1

img_0482WWW Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Sam @ Taking On A World Of Words. The rules are simple. Answer the following three questions

The Three Ws are:

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

Easy right?

So lets do this…

starWhat are you currently reading?

Goodreads Description: Maya is cursed. With a horoscope that promises a marriage of death and destruction, she has earned only the scorn and fear of her father’s kingdom. Content to follow more scholarly pursuits, her whole world is torn apart when her father, the Raja, arranges a wedding of political convenience to quell outside rebellions. Soon Maya becomes the queen of Akaran and wife of Amar. Neither roles are what she expected: As Akaran’s queen, she finds her voice and power. As Amar’s wife, she finds something else entirely: Compassion. Protection. Desire…

But Akaran has its own secrets—thousands of locked doors, gardens of glass, and a tree that bears memories instead of fruit. Soon, Maya suspects her life is in danger. Yet who, besides her husband, can she trust? With the fate of the human and Otherworldly realms hanging in the balance, Maya must unravel an ancient mystery that spans reincarnated lives to save those she loves the most…including herself.

I’m going to start  The Star Touched Queen by Roshani Chokshi later on today when I get home. I originally wanted to read this for the DiverseAThon (Jan.22-29) but I couldn’t wait. It’s been getting some buzz lately, especially since early reviews for its sequel have been positive. I hope I enjoy it.

img_0437What did you recently finish?

Goodreads Description: Brandon Lawless is a man on a mission: obtain the information that will clear his father’s name. He’s willing to do whatever it takes—even seduce his enemy’s personal assistant, the beautiful and innocent Carly Hendricks. But with her beguiling smile and captivating intelligence, Brandon soon realizes he doesn’t want to deceive Carly, he wants to win her over—both in the boardroom and the bedroom.
 
Then a twisted crime leaves Carly vulnerable and Brandon finds himself reeling. The stakes of his mission are now life or death—Carly’s life. And Brandon realizes he’s lost his heart to an amazing woman and his plan must succeed, because the stakes are no longer just revenge, but a once in a lifetime love.

I finished Satisfaction (Book 2 in the Lawless series) a few days ago. My review for the first book in the series is up and I’m working on this one. I didn’t really enjoy it as much as I did the first. It was just an ‘eh’ read.

25493853What do you think you’ll read next?

Goodreads Description: At the edge of the Russian wilderness, winter lasts most of the year and the snowdrifts grow taller than houses. But Vasilisa doesn’t mind—she spends the winter nights huddled around the embers of a fire with her beloved siblings, listening to her nurse’s fairy tales. Above all, she loves the chilling story of Frost, the blue-eyed winter demon, who appears in the frigid night to claim unwary souls. Wise Russians fear him, her nurse says, and honor the spirits of house and yard and forest that protect their homes from evil.

After Vasilisa’s mother dies, her father goes to Moscow and brings home a new wife. Fiercely devout, city-bred, Vasilisa’s new stepmother forbids her family from honoring the household spirits. The family acquiesces, but Vasilisa is frightened, sensing that more hinges upon their rituals than anyone knows.

And indeed, crops begin to fail, evil creatures of the forest creep nearer, and misfortune stalks the village. All the while, Vasilisa’s stepmother grows ever harsher in her determination to groom her rebellious stepdaughter for either marriage or confinement in a convent.

As danger circles, Vasilisa must defy even the people she loves and call on dangerous gifts she has long concealed—this, in order to protect her family from a threat that seems to have stepped from her nurse’s most frightening tales.

-OR-

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Goodreads Description: The key to a house, the key to a heart, the key to a secret—Oyeyemi’s keys not only unlock elements of her characters’ lives, they promise further labyrinths on the other side. In “Books and Roses” one special key opens a library, a garden, and clues to at least two lovers’ fates. In “Is Your Blood as Red as This?” an unlikely key opens the heart of a student at a puppeteering school. “‘Sorry’ Doesn’t Sweeten Her Tea” involves a “house of locks,” where doors can be closed only with a key—with surprising, unobservable developments. And in “If a Book Is Locked There’s Probably a Good Reason for That Don’t You Think,” a key keeps a mystical diary locked (for good reason).

The Bear and the Nightingale just came out recently (yesterday) and it’s one of my debut anticipated releases. I’m not 100% sure I’ll have it by the time I finish The Star-Touched Queen only because I ordered the UK edition from Book Depository. I mean I might as well get the pretty cover right? But if it doesn’t get here I’ll probably start What Is Not Yours Is Not Yours (awesome title) which is a book that I’ve had on my TBR since last year. I’ve heard nothing but great things about Oyeyemi’s writing and I’m excited to get to this.


Let me know if you participate in WWW Wednesday and link it, so I can check it out. Till next time!

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One thought on “WWW Wednesday #1

  1. I read another Oyeyemi book earlier this year, ‘Boy, Snow, Bird.’ The book wasn’t what I was expecting but the writing was great. I hope you like her book. Welcome to the meme. Don’t forget to post your link on my post so others can see what you’re reading. Happy reading and thanks for participating in WWW Wednesday!

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