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WWW Wednesday [10/05/17]

WWW Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted on Taking On A World Of Words (previously hosted on A Daily Rhythm) that asks you three very important questions:
What are you currently reading?
What did you finish reading recently?
What do you think you’ll read next?

So I almost forgot about this post, and am writing it less than twelve hours before it’s supposed to go live, in between doing some writing with a friend in her new apartment. So yeah, that’s life right now. Things be a little busy.

But anyway.

What Are You Currently Reading?

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What if you could spend one last day with someone you lost?

One day Carver Briggs had it all—three best friends, a supportive family, and a reputation as a talented writer at his high school, Nashville Academy for the Arts.

The next day he lost it all when he sent a simple text to his friend Mars, right before Mars, Eli, and Blake were killed in a car crash.

Now Carver can’t stop blaming himself for the accident, and he’s not the only one. Eli’s twin sister is trying to freeze him out of school with her death-ray stare. And Mars’s father, a powerful judge, is pressuring the district attorney to open a criminal investigation into Carver’s actions.

Luckily, Carver has some unexpected allies: Eli’s girlfriend, the only person to stand by him at school; Dr. Mendez, his new therapist; and Blake’s grandmother, who asks Carver to spend a Goodbye Day with her to share their memories and say a proper goodbye to his friend.

Soon the other families are asking for a Goodbye Day with Carver, but he’s unsure of their motives. Will they all be able to make peace with their losses, or will these Goodbye Days bring Carver one step closer to a complete breakdown or—even worse—prison?

I read The Serpent King a while back and absolutely loved it, so I was really looking forward to getting my hands on this one. So far, I’m not enjoying as much as I did The Serpent King, but it’s still really good.

What Did You Finish Reading Recently?

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Winter, 1945. Four teenagers. Four secrets.

Each one born of a different homeland; each one hunted, and haunted, by tragedy, lies…and war.

As thousands of desperate refugees flock to the coast in the midst of a Soviet advance, four paths converge, vying for passage aboard the Wilhelm Gustloff, a ship that promises safety and freedom.

Yet not all promises can be kept.

Inspired by the single greatest tragedy in maritime history, bestselling and award-winning author Ruta Sepetys (Between Shades of Gray) lifts the veil on a shockingly little-known casualty of World War II. An illuminating and life-affirming tale of heart and hope.

This book was really good! I hadn’t known too much about the disaster it was based around, but it was a fascinating setting and I loved most of the characters in the story. Definitely worth a read.W

What Do You Think You’ll Read Next?

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Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be plunged into a dangerous fantasy world?

The Blackwood brothers from New Orleans are about to find out. Youngest brother Will dreams of escaping his mundane life as an apprentice contractor. Caleb is a bartender whose charm and good looks see him through life. Val, the eldest, is a high-powered attorney who hides the fact that he can perform parlor tricks with his mind.

The brothers’ lives are changed forever when they receive a belated inheritance from their father: a staff with a mysterious stone on top, a pair of rogue’s bracers, and a sword that Will can barely lift. Searching for an explanation, it is not until a strange key whisks the brothers across time and space, into a terrifying version of New Orleans ruled by wizards, that the brothers accept the truth and undergo a perilous journey home. With the help of an alluring but deadly adventuress, they must break into the keep of a sorcerer known for his love of diabolical games, find a trio of enchanted talismans, and somehow defeat an evil wizard who can raise legions of the undead to do his bidding.

It seems the brothers have found their adventure. But will they live to tell the tale?

I have a review copy of this, and I’m really excited to get to it because it looks really good. And I need to not get behind on my review copies.

What are you currently reading? Let me know in the comments below!

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14 thoughts on “WWW Wednesday [10/05/17]

      1. It’s really good so far! I like Ramona and her small town of Eulogy, Missouri. Her family’s still kind of recovering from the effects of Hurricane Katrina, some things lasting longer than others. I’m not too far, so I’m not sure what will get resolved or how she’ll deal with her relationships, but the writing is holding up from Dumplin’. 🙂

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      1. I like it a lot. It’s nice to get back to a contemporary after the fantasy I’ve been reading so far. Not much has happened thus far, being only three or four chapters in; everyone is being introduced, that sort of thing.

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