Happy Wednesday, everyone!
WWW Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Sam over on Taking on a World of Words! This past week has definitely been a pretty slow one reading-wise, and I’ll explain why in this post. But despite that, I’m still so excited to update you all on what I’ve been reading lately!
The Grace Year by Kim Liggett (71% Through)
This book started out SO GOOD. The atmosphere is dark, gritty, and haunting, and it’s easy to see the similarities it has with popular dystopias like The Hunger Games and The Handmaid’s Tale. However, about halfway through the book, the male love interest is introduced, and a flimsy, insta-lovey romance is “developed”. Ugh. This is the type of book that totally doesn’t need a romance sub-plot to make it interesting, and I honestly think that its romantic element is just making it worse.
I’m really conflicted with this one, to say the least. It started off as a five star read, but now I might have to knock it down to three or four stars, depending on whether the romance continues as it is throughout the rest of the book. I’m still enjoying it, but I just hate when an action-driven story becomes a romance-driven one. Is it bad that I’m hoping the love interest gets killed off so we can get back to all the excitement and thrills?
The Unhoneymooners by Christina Lauren (75% Through)
Finally getting on the Christina Lauren fanwagon! I’ve REALLY enjoyed reading this book. I’ve been listening to it as an audiobook, and it’s such a fun, easy read, perfect for when you just want to relax and de-stress.
I’m nearly done with this book, and I’m pretty sure I’m going to give it either 4 or 5 stars. I don’t usually give rom-coms 5 stars since they basically require no effort to read (they’re so light and fluffy!), but I might have to make an exception for this one… I’m loving it that much!
Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor
This book was certainly not bad, but it left me feeling so disappointed! I went into it expecting something totally different than what I got. I have such mixed feelings about this book, and I really don’t want to get into all of that messiness, but it boils down to this: Strange the Dreamer is beautifully written, but it’s a boring story. I know others will disagree, but the book’s plot moved so slowly, and as a result, picking it up felt like a chore. When nearing the end of the book, I read some reviews saying that the plot picked up at like 80%, but even then it just didn’t interest me. Strange the Dreamer is definitely one of my most disappointing reads of 2020!
The Betrothed by Kiera Cass
So… I’m really scared to read this one. With all of the one star reviews rolling in, I’m already disappointed, and I haven’t even opened the book yet! I loved The Selection, but according to some of my friends who have read The Betrothed, the two books are nothing alike! I’m so bummed because when I first heard about this book, I was so sure that I would love it. And maybe I still will, but right now, I’m doubtful.
Far From Normal by Becky Wallace
The other day, I literally did a little happy-dance when I received an ARC of Far From Normal in the mail! As a smaller blogger/bookstagrammer, I don’t receive physical arcs very often, so seeing this one on my doorstep was a wonderful surprise! Lockdown has had me binge reading tons of light, swoonworthy romances, and that’s exactly what Far From Normal is! I can’t wait to read it within the next few weeks and share my thoughts with you all. I have high hopes for this book!
WHAT ARE YOUR WWWS? I’D LOVE TO KNOW!
Feel free to chat with me in the comments! Have you read any of the books I mentioned above? If so, what did you think of them?
Stay healthy and safe, my friends!