Hello friends! I’ve been doing WWW Wednesday before but I realized it kinda stresses me out when I would evaluate my reading in the middle of the week. So I realized I would do it on Monday instead. So here I am posting my recent reads for the week. Kinda like a weekly reading blog.
Without further ado, let’s talk about the books that I have read this week and what I am currently reading.
Currently Reading 📖
Strangle Your Gods by Matt Prinz
~Got this book for review, and it’s not even in Goodreads yet. Though I believe it is already out. But this book follows the story of a serial killing whose identified killer was already dead and yet his/her DNA still shows up in the killings of other victims after s/he died. I just started this book and I am only 10% into it. It has not peaked my interest yet but it is just a short book, less than 200 pages.
Go check out on Amazon if you think you like stories like this!
Read Books 📚
Walking the Bones by Randall Silvis
~This book is not as good as the first one. The book is slow-burn and they did not really focus on the mystery until halfway of the book. Though the mystery is quite interesting, the book is almost 500 pages and yet I feel like nothing happened. I am also not a fan of the ending because the story mostly revolves around the character’s life issue and the romance. Plus the final chapter feels like it came out of nowhere.
Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi
~This is my first time rereading this book and it is in preparation of binge reading the whole series because the last book is finally coming out. I was afraid of reading this again and that fear has a leverage somehow. My initial rating to this book is 2-star but I still continue on with this series before because I like Warner. But in this reread, I see why a lot of people does not like it before and I understand why they are not a fan of Warner. I guess he does not appeal to me as he used to in this reread as well. I really want to bump up the rating but I just can’t. Juliette is not my favorite protagonist and the switch from YA to Smut real quick when she is with Adam is kinda cringy at best. But I am interested with the world development and I like rediscovering the things that I forget about it. Hopefully I will not regret this whole reread of the original trilogy.
The Emperor’s Soul by Brandon Sanderson
~This is a novella set in the world of Elantris. But I think this can be a separate entity from Elantris itself because it does not have a spoiler to it. It is a different story with a different magic system. And Brandon Sanderson’s mind really amazed me. He created as story about stamps and make it magical. I enjoyed this book. It was fast-paced and some chapters may seem irrelevant but the ending wraps it up so well that you would realized its importance.
The Hope of Elantris by Brandon Sanderson
~Now this novella is filled with spoiler, so if you haven’t read Elantris yet, you can’t read this book. This book follows the story of what happens in the New Elantris that we didn’t get to see in the book. It is the POV of a character that may not have a part in Elantris but I think this novella fits well with the events on the book. And thank goodness we are spared of the brutality of what happened in this place. I think I will just take whatever crumbs I could get in this world. I love it too much.
Two Can Keep a Secret by Karen M. McManus
~I am disappointed with this book. Reading the synopsis makes me interested with the whole mystery of it. But as I was reading the book, it felt flat for me. I don’t care about the characters and the mystery is not that interesting. Even when they busted out the culprit and the big reveal, it does not have an impact. The only good thing about this book is that it is somehow realistic when it comes to a bunch of teenager being so damn wrong when they are trying to solve the mystery with nothing but a true crime novel as a background. And some hunches here and there that are groundless.
The thing about doing this kind of reading blog is you will be reminded of how good or bad you are reading in a week. And it is nice to know that I didn’t let myself be sidetracked when it comes to reading.
That’s all for recent reads!
Until next time!