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Hello Hello! How are you today?

It is the middle of my first week off and I have been very unmotivated and just dragging myself through each day, but I have a load of books to keep me company in the evening once I stop working on university assignments for the day! How has your week been so far?

WWW Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Sam over at Taking On A World of Words.

WWW Wednesday is based on 3 questions:

What are you currently reading?

What did you recently finish reading?

What do you think you’ll read next?

Whispers Under Ground (#3 Rivers of London) by Ben Aaronovitch

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I am about a third into this book and I already love it! I don’t think I like it as much as I instantly liked Moon Over Soho, but it is really good. It had a bit of a slower start compared to the other books but still interesting. The last 2 chapters really got going and what I like the most from this book, is how Peter gets to be in the Murder Squad and right in with the action. I think this is going to be a really interesting case and I love that we get to see Lesley again.

City of Lost Souls (#5 The Mortal Instruments) by Cassandra Clare

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I’ve read 2 sections of this book and I am still unsure and still don’t 100% see the hype. Each book starts off good, it gets going fast, and then by the second bit (we sectioned this book into 5 parts), it slows down again. I like Simon more again and I still love Izzy, but Clary is being a little bit stupid right now in my opinion. We will just have to see what happens in the next part.

The Dark Lord Clementine by Sarah Jean Horwitz

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I am reading this book for the Algonquin Young Readers tour I’m on next week and 27% in, I already like it. It has a kind of subtle humour that I really appreciate and I especially like Clementine as a character. I also love the sheep and I’m starting to see some things that make sense and have me wondering what will happen next. I have read that much yet so can’t really say more, but I think it’s going to be great.

Among the Beasts & Briars by Ashley Poston

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I’m halfway through this beauty and absolutely loving it. The TWR Gang and I are reading this section by section every week and I think that had it not been for the book club, I would have read this in one sitting. It is that kind of dark, you can’t look but also can’t not look, unputdownable YA that I had apparently really missed. I love Fox, Bear and Cerys, and I have quite a few theories, but I’ll just see how this one spans out, I can’t wait to pick it up again!

How the One-Armed Sister Sweeps Her House by Cherie Jones

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I just started this book last night and I can already tell that while it will be a tough and hard-hitting read, it will also be worth it and I think I will love it. I’m reading this book for the Women’s Prize Longlist buddy read organised by Hannah from Han Loves to Read over on Instagram, and I changed the order around a bit to keep Piranesi by Susanna Clarke until the end. I felt like picking this book up since I got it in the mail, and I’m glad I did because I already really like the writing style. I will be continuing it tonight hopefully.

Kate in Waiting by Becky Albertalli

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I finished this one over the weekend for the #UltimateBlogTour organised by Dave from @The_WriteReads and it was such a cute, funny, and easy read. There were a couple of things that I didn’t like as much or maybe made me enjoy it less, and YA contemporary is not my genre, but I did end up liking it a lot, especially with all the theatre elements that I loved. I gave this book 4 stars, you can find my full review here.

Shadow Service Volume 1 by Scott Cavan

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The latest book I finished was this comic that I got the chance to read thanks to Jamie-Lee Nardone and I really liked it. I’ve been wanting to read more in this genre lately and I think this was a great choice, to be honest. It has witches, power, magic, mystery, a lot of suspicious characters, it is very dark, violent and gory, but if you’re okay with those TWs, I think you should give it a go. I gave it 4 stars and my review will be up on the 20th.

The Gallery of Wonders (#1 Magora) by Marc Remus

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And I just wanted to mention this book because I didn’t finish it this week, I DNFed it. It is the book that was picked for the Middle Grade Marvels book club that I co-host with Holly and Noly and right from the first couple of chapters, Noly and I just kept thinking “what the hell is happening?”. I couldn’t honestly tell you what those first 8 chapters were, but I found them to be way too mature for middle-grade age, and actually quite disturbing if I’m honest. I just couldn’t deal with the weirdness in this book so I decided to DNF it.

Poirot Investigates (#3 Hercule Poirot) by Agatha Christie

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Last month we were supposed to read and discuss this book but none of us had finished and a few hadn’t started, so we pushed it over to this month and I really need to get to it. I think I got halfway through this already, but I want to go back and read those first stories again and actually take notes so I can discuss them easier. I did really enjoy what I had read so far, so I’m really looking forward to it!

Things To Do Before the End of the World by Emily Barr

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And the last book on this list this week is, of course, a blog tour book for one of Dave’s #UltimateBlogTours. As the month has gone on, I have gotten more and more excited over picking up this book to the point that I will probably start it tonight, even though I already have another Kindle book on the go, and loads of physicals… aha. I am going in intentionally kind of blind since I have forgotten the blurb, but I am really looking forward to it.

That’s all for now, I hope you enjoyed reading this post, see you soon, stay safe,

Ellie xx

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4 Comments

    1. Thank you so much. And I have so many books to read too and want to read them ALL at the SAME time aha! Hehehe, I hope you got some nice ones, I can’t wait for you to read this series.

      And thank you so much, that is so sweet! I will have to check it out as soon as I can! ❤️

  1. Great post, Ellie! Sorry to hear Magora turned out to be not what you expected, but I’m glad you’re enjoying Among The Beasts and Briars and I can’t wait for your review! Good luck with your uni assignments as well, sending you all the positive thoughts ☺

    1. Thank you Stephen! I was really expecting to love it, but that completely shocked me and I just do not get it a all. Aww yes, I am loving Among the Beasts and Briars, I think it’s going to be a really hard review to write ahah. And thank you so much, not too long to go, just a lot of work to get done! Thank you for the positive thoughts! ❤️

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