“The Golem’s life began in the hold of a steamship.”First line in The Golem and the Jinni by Helene Wecker
Hi, guys. Hope you’re all doing well. WWW Wednesday 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 Golem and the Jinni by Helene Wecker, which I gave 4 stars. I liked the last 100 pages a lot. It was satisfying to see all the puzzle pieces fit together since we had spent most of the book getting to know each piece. There were also some great plot twists that I hadn’t seen coming, and that finally had me hooked. I hadn’t felt that way through first 300 pages where I was more or less just mildly interested. It had been very slow and for me the writing wasn’t anything special, although not bad.
Upon finishing it, I also learned that it’s getting a sequel next year. I was so sure it was a standalone, and it works perfectly that way too, so I’m a bit hesitant about the continuation.
And then 10 minutes before writing this, I finished The Lost Future of Pepperharrow by Natasha Pulley, and excuse me but my mind is just incoherent screaming at the moment. It’s obviously 5 stars. I love these characters. And I love the very unique premise of this duology which I won’t spoil, but it allows the author to tell a story you’ve probably heard before, just with a twist. I’m so sad it’s over. I plan on doing a full review of this duology some time soon, hopefully when I’m a little more coherent. Probably not going to stop screaming about it anytime soon.
What are you currently reading?
I’m down to reading one book at the moment, which is The Heart of Betrayal by Mary E. Pearson, book 2 in The Remnant Chronicles. There was a long wait at the library to get this one, but I’m finally ready to continue this series. I’m only 15% into it, so I don’t exactly have any thoughts yet.
What do you think you’ll read next?
I’m finally going to continue my Harry Potter reread and pick up Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.