WWW Wednesday


WWW Wednesday

Hosted by MizB (ShouldbeReading)




You just answer these three questions:
What did you finish reading?
What are you currently reading?
What are you planning to read next?








What did I finish reading?

Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn 4/5 (review)(soundtrack saturday
      I hated this book in the beginning, loved it in the middle, and then it left me hanging in the air holding my breath. 


Enchantments by Kathryn Harrison 2/5 (masterpiece monday)
      This book was a fictional account of the last days of the Romanovs, and although I love historical fiction (especially stories of royals,) for me this book was a bit of a bore. There wasn't enough adventure or suspense in it to hold my interest.




What am I currently reading?

Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare
      Eh, it's okay so far. Nothing really worthy of jumping out of my seat has been happening yet. Actually I'm more forward and in the mood to read Torment instead, as I'm reading both at the same time.

Torment (Fallen #2) by Lauren Kate
      I'm liking this book better than the first, which is weird, because nothing of great significance has happened yet. Luce is in a different school, and for her benefit, it's better both for her happiness and for protecting her. Luce is becoming a little more defiant and independent, which although I know will only lead to something happening to her, I hope she keeps up because I'm getting tired of reading YA books that focus on a girl's undying love and dependency on a boy.


What am I planning to read next?

The Orphan Master by Jean Zimmerman
 "It’s 1663 in the tiny, hardscrabble Dutch colony of New Amsterdam, now present-day southern Manhattan. Orphan children are going missing, and among those looking into the mysterious state of affairs are a quick-witted twenty-two-year-old trader, Blandine von Couvering, herself an orphan, and a dashing British spy named Edward Drummond.
Suspects abound, including the governor’s wealthy nephew, a green-eyed aristocrat with decadent tastes; an Algonquin trapper who may be possessed by a demon that turns people into cannibals; and the colony’s own corrupt and conflicted orphanmaster. Both the search for the killer and Edward and Blandine’s newfound romance are endangered, however, when Blandine is accused of being a witch and Edward is sentenced to hang for espionage. Meanwhile, war looms as the English king plans to wrest control of the colony."-goodreads

The Face Thief by Eli Gottlieb
 "Gottlieb introduces the mystery of the charismatic Margot, a promising journalist who morphs--with stunning panache--from a high-achieving affluent twentysomething into a grifter making her living preying on the weaknesses of men. Having studied the ancient Chinese art of face reading, she becomes an expert at reading people and is also able to rearrange her look and persona with uncanny skill to fit any social situation. She is an avenging angel, shattering marriages and draining bank accounts.
What drives her quest to deceive and disarm? Exploring this question, "The Face Thief" moves fluidly forward and back in time, drawing vivid portraits of Margot's rocky childhood and her adult victims: an amiable, newly married man enticed into a catastrophic fraud; an esteemed teacher outwitted by his most dangerous student; and a well-meaning New York City cop tripped up by his belief in redemption.
Ingeniously constructed and exquisitely written, "The Face Thief" swirls a hypnotic dance of predator and prey, creating a contemporary landscape where the educated are violent, the beautiful ugly, and the well-intentioned hapless. And yet we never give way to despair, because the protagonists of the book push back against the maelstrom and attempt tirelessly to right their toppled lives."-goodreads.com


5 comments:

  1. Gone Girl was crazy! My bookclub discusses it tomorrow night and I am looking forward to the getting everyone's opinions on it. My WWW is here:
    http://lostinsidethecovers.wordpress.com/2012/09/12/www-wednesdays-september-12th/

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  2. I've heard good things about Gone Girl. One day I'll find time to fit it into my schedule. I loved Clockwork Angel but think her best book so far is Clockwork Prince. I am dying for Clockwork Princess to come out.

    My WWW Wednesday is here.

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  3. You assessment of Gone Girl makes me want to check it out. You've piqued my curiosity.

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  4. Thanks! I hope you like it. Just remember, when times get rough, keep reading! lol :)
    -Novel Reveries

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  5. i have been wanting to read gone girl, but when books start slow it is so hard for me to continue reading them!! hopefully i'll give it a go soon :)

    i know it's friday but here's my WWW wednesday! :)
    theperksofbeinglav.wordpress.com

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