“It was strange and novel to have a human body again.”First line in Chain of Iron by Cassandra Clare
Hi, guys. I hope you’re all doing well. WWW Wednesday is 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?
Just before writing this, I finished Chain of Iron by Cassandra Clare, and I gave it 3.5 stars. I was a bit disappointed to be fair because I don’t think it was as good as the first book. A lot of it, though, comes down to the fact that I, as usual, like Clare’s side characters more than her main characters. And the side characters really took a backseat in this one, especially in the first half, and I think I’m right to complain about this because we spent so much of the first book with the side characters, building them up, hinting at arcs. I think I’m allowed to be frustrated with the lack of development on that front. On top of that, I hated the ending!
What are you currently reading?
My reading has been a bit of a mess since I’ve been reading three books at once, but I had my reasons! I’ve been reading The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafón, which I’m 63% into. I’ll say that I’m enjoying it but not over the moon about it. It’s going off on tangents a lot, which is the point of the book, but I find myself not always caring about the stories we explore. I definitely prefer the present day storyline that we’re following, and I’m really curious where it’s going. It’s also such a quotable book, and I love that. However, I’ve decided to take my time with it, so I had to pick up another book when I needed a break.
So I started Assassin’s Quest by Robin Hobb, the final book in the Farseer Trilogy. I’m only 12% in, but that was such a strong start! During the first two chapters, I was feeling all of the feelings. It was so good! The development after that has me worried though, but I’m still very excited to see where the story goes.
What do you think you’ll read next?
I doubt I’ll be starting anything new anytime soon as Assassin’s Quest will be my sole focus after The Shadow of the Wind. It’s a big one, so it’ll probably take me a week or two to get through.