WWW Wednesday


WWW Wednesday is a meme hosted by Sam @ Taking On a World of Words and to participate all you have to do is answer the three W’s listed below. Once you’ve posted your WWW, drop a link to your post in Sam’s comments <3’s!

The questions are:
1. What are you currently reading?
2. What did you recently finish reading?
3. What do you think you’ll read next?

*Covers = Links to Goodreads 

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I’m currently reading Spindle Fire by Lexa Hillyer which I’ve read so many negative reviews on *unfortunately* but I’m not hating so there’s that *glass half full* I wouldn’t say that this a 5 star read but at the 50% point I see some things that I do like. I’ve always been a sucker for a Sleeping Beauty re-telling & couldn’t resist this one but I am feeling a bit under-whelmed.

I recently finished Given to the Sea by Mindy McGinnis (review here) which I rated 3 stars. Although I didn’t LOVE it, I am in love with two of the characters in this book to actually want to pick up the conclusion to this duology. This is Mindy’s 1st dip into YA Fantasy pool & in the spirit of giving authors a 2nd chance, I’d say that yes I would give it another go. I admire authors who take risks and cross genre’s (thinks of Adam Silvera & smiles lol) when done right, it can be interesting to see a different style of story telling from your favorite author. Now, The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli I believe was aiming to shatter my cheeks with how much smiling I was doing haha! I have been seriously going through a YA Fantasy burn-out/slump due to ARCS I’m trying to do right by smh lol. I needed a contemporary & I’m so glad I picked up Upside!!! I have a review going live on Thursday & I can’t recommend this book enough. The positive body image representation for plus size was FLAWLESS! and yea I can say this since I am plus size 😉 

I’m not really sure in which order I’ll read these yet, it really all depends on my mood after I finish Spindle Fire. Although I am currently feeling slumpy with YA Fantasy…I’ll shamefully admit, I haven’t read anything by Renee Ahdieh *for shame* &&&& I’m curious about her writing now. I mean I own The Wrath & The Dawn but don’t honestly know why I haven’t read it yet…the woman obviously speaks to my cover lust/vanity side. Also, who doesn’t want to read a Mulan re-telling? I think ya’ll know which one I’m leaning towards LOL! it’s a close tie if i’m being honest only because I love Magical Realism & have heard lovely things about A Million Junes so far 😉

Comment down below whether you think I should read A Million Junes or A Flame in the Mist next? Also, did any of you participate in WWW Wednesday? if so, drop that link & i’ll swing by your blog for a peek. <3<3<3 XOXO!

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Author: LairOfBooks

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30 thoughts on “WWW Wednesday”

  1. I think I will do this next week (: I requested some of these books nothing yet hahaha I love Mindy’s book I’m not sure if I will pick this one up since I love her three other books but idk I love the cover on this one maybe I’ll pick it up later in the year lol

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    1. Spindle Fire & Unrequited I got via Edelweiss, A Million Junes & Flame through Penguins First to Read…didn’t bid just used my points to secure a copy 🙂 the only downside are the small time frames before they expire off your device. I would like to read Female of the Species soon, I’ve heard really great things about that one ;0)

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  2. The Flame in the Mist sounds so cool specially since there’s not a lot of Mulan retellings out there so I think you should for sure read that next. You should also read the Wrath and the Dawn because it is an amazing one. I wasn’t that big of a fan of the second book but the first is five stars for sure.

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    1. we really don’t have enough Mulan *dramatic sob* LOL, def starting Flame as soon as I finish Spindle Fire which I’m really hoping is today *fingers crossed* Innnnneresting about Wrath and the Dawn though, I’ll keep it in mind since I already own the 1st book 😉

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  3. Great to hear you enjoyed Becky Albertalli’s new novel! I’m definitely looking forward to that one, as well as Flame In The Mist. I’ve read a teaser of that one and it sounds SO good! I hope you will enjoy your books this week and happy reading! Here’s my WWW.

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  4. I hope you continue to enjoy Spindle Fire, even just a little bit. I haven’t seen any reviews for it but it’s on my to-read so if yours is even a little bit positive it’ll be good to read it before deciding whether to start the book myself yet! I have The Upside of Unrequited on my to-read list and am aiming to get around to it during my next fantasy slump, which I feel will likely hit me soon. 🙂
    I’m currently reading Flame in the Mist and loving it so far, but yeah probably not a good idea to read it while you’re in a fantasy slump. 😀

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  5. I’m so glad to hear you loved The Upside of Unrequited! That one along with the author’s other book is on my list for this year (if I can ever get out of this contemporary slump) and I’ve been hearing good things. I can’t wait to see your review for it. And I’m extremely excited for Flame in the Mist because of the fact that it’s a Mulan retelling. I love Mulan so much and have never come across a retelling. I have a feeling it’s going to be good! Though I vote for you reading A Million Junes first since you love magical realism a lot and are feeling slumpy towards YA fantasy. Might be a refreshing change of pace! Either way, I look forward to your reviews for both, Lilly!! 😁♥

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    1. Thank you Melissa! I’m actually going to start my review for Unrequited now since I have some downtime at work lol. I have until May 2nd to read both Flame & A Million Junes so crunch time haha! This fantasy slump is the worse, but Flame looks sooooooooooo good! smh I hope you enjoy Becky Albertalli’s books, they’re def feel good books 😉

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      1. You’re welcome!! ♥
        Yep, only a little over a week until May 2nd (AND ACOWAR!!!! 😱). Which one did you end up deciding to read first?
        I hope so too. Though with everything I’ve heard about her book I’m thinking I’ll end up loving them. 😁

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      2. Dayyyyys away Melissa! Sorry about the late response, my hubby, little ones and myself have had the stomach flu 😩 but I did end up finishing Flame in the Mist & GAHHHHHHB! 😍😍😍 that book was So damn good! lol I started A Million June’s today & already think I’m gonna luv the characters 🤞🏼

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      3. AHHHH I can’t believe it’s days away now! Seriously can’t wait for it to be Tuesday! And oh no about the stomach flu, that’s no fun. I hope you’re all feeling better now! ♥
        Glad to hear about Flame in the Mist! I swear I’m so excited to read that one whenever I get the chance. I’ve heard nothing but good things about it. 😁

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    1. Oh nice! I’m starting it on my commute home from work later this evening, def will chat 😉 YES its is a STUNNING book, i’ll be picking up a physical copy on release day for sure *heart eyes emoji* haha!

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    1. I finished Spindle Fire and adjusted my rating up to a 3.25 Stars, don’t want to ruin it for you since it’s your most anticipated 😉I’m really looking forward to A Million Junes as well 😃 I started Flame in the Mist early this morning & already can’t put it down 😆 thank you for stopping by & I hope you enjoy your reads ☺️💕

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  6. Ooooo that cover for Spindle Fire!!! Gorgeous! Too bad its underwhelming 😦

    “The positive body image representation for plus size was FLAWLESS!”

    I don’t know if you follow Melanie @Grab the Lapels, but shes been looking for books with positive body image representation for plus sized women! I will need to tell her about The Upside of Unrequited 🙂

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