“The woman’s scream faded, and a baby’s cry took their place.”First line in Master of Sorrows by Justin Call
Hi, guys. I hope you’re all doing okay and getting some reading done. Here you have my weekly update on my reading through WWW Wednesday. It’s a weekly meme hosted by Sam @ Taking on a World of Words, and it’s meant to give you all a little insight into my reading this week. I’ll answer the 3 questions:
- What are you currently reading?
- What did you recently finish?
- What do you think you’ll read next
What did you recently finish?
The Electric Heir by Victoria Lee which I gave 4 stars. This sequel to The Fever King was quite a bit darker than its predecessor. Lee didn’t exactly hold anything back resulting in a very powerful story about abuse. I also know that these characters will stick with me for a long time. The character development in this final book was brilliant, and I appreciate the author’s attention to detail in that regard.
10 minutes before writing this, I also finished Master of Sorrows by Justin Call. It was a serious struggle for me to finish and so I ended up giving it 2 stars. I didn’t care for the writing style at all, and I’ve been rolling my eyes over the stupidity of the MC at least 20 times. I generally didn’t care about any of the characters. I found myself hoping some characters would die so that I didn’t have to pretend to care anymore. Not a good sign. The one thing I want to praise about this book is its world. It’s vast and detailed, especially in terms of culture and mythology. We just didn’t see much of it in this book but it’s clear that we will when the series continues.
I quickly want to mention that I also read A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare. I own a bind-up of all his works but hadn’t actually read anything from it (I own it because it’s pretty, don’t judge me). I needed something short to read over the weekend so I thought why not. I’m not going to review it because I have literally no idea how to do that but I did enjoy myself. It’s so dramatic it’s hilarious.
What are you currently reading?
The previous section was quite long and this one is going to be short. I’m not reading anything as I just finished Master of Sorrows.
What do you think you’ll read next?
The O.W.L.s readathon is starting!!! I’m so excited if you can’t tell. I’m going to try something new (for me) and only read one book at the time while doing the O.W.L.s. Just to try and reduce my own confusion about which classes I’m missing. I’m going to start with Transfiguration and a book containing shapeshifting. My choice is Sorcery of Thorns by Margaret Rogerson. I have absolutely no idea how the shapeshifting element come into play in this book but hopefully I’ll know when I update you next week.