“One swift act.”First line in The Heart of Betrayal by Mary E. Pearson
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?
I finished The Heart of Betrayal by Mary E. Pearson, which I gave 2 stars. I don’t think I’ve ever seen a book suffer this much from middle book syndrome. It was like the whole book was just one long wait for something. When the event finally occurred, I realized it wasn’t all that important and the true purpose of the book was to set up the third and final one. That left me feeling incredibly bored through the whole thing. While reading book 1, I was hoping for some more world-building, which I guess we did get here in the second one. It just wasn’t very good or interesting, which is a shame because I felt that the world had so much potential. Now I just feel like all places and characters were reduced to something one-dimensional.
What are you currently reading?
I’ve picked up one of my most anticipated reads of the year: Return of the Thief by Megan Whalen Turner! It’s the sixth and final book in The Queen’s Thief series, and I’m only 20% into it, although it is very short. It’s difficult to update you on my feelings towards it so far because of the way these books are structured. They are known for their big plot twists at the end, and those really change how you view the book. At the moment I’m just desperately trying to pick up on little clues along the way because I’m determined to guess the plot twist this time.
I’m also about a third of the way into my reread of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.
What do you think you’ll read next?
Not exactly starting a new book but I’m continuing by read of The Wise Man’s Fear by Patrick Rothfuss. I took a break after reading the first half, although I hadn’t planned for the break to be this long. The library did a sneak attack on me and ruined my plans as usual, but I think I have time to squeeze it in now.