“He was an easy mark.”First line in The City of Brass by S. A. Chakraborty
Hi, guys. I hope you’re all doing well and enjoying Wyrd and Wonder in case you’re participating. 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?
The City of Brass by S. A. Chakraborty, which I gave 4.5 stars! I finished it Saturday morning and that ending made sure I could do nothing productive for the rest of the day. Starting a new book was definitely out of the question because my thoughts would constantly drift to The City of Brass and its mindblowing plot twists. I think I finally know what a book hangover is. I don’t want to spend to much time on the book here because I’ve written a very long review that goes up on Saturday. But it was very, very good and I’m so happy that Naemi from A Bookowl’s Corner made me read it!
What are you currently reading?
I’m currently 35% into In Ashes Lie by Marie Brennan, the sequel to Midnight Never Come. It takes place several decades later which I was a bit nervous about before starting, and I’ll say it hasn’t won me over yet. Like Midnight Never Come, it’s slow and boring, but I think it has become more plot-focused rather than character-focused, and I think that’s why I’m struggling a bit. The writing is still great, so I’m enjoying it for that, but I really need to see how it all comes together at the end to judge the book properly.
What do you think you’ll read next?
We’re nearing the end of Wyrd and Wonder, which means I’m again allowing myself to read something that isn’t Historical Fantasy. I’m crossing my fingers and hoping I get Rule of Wolves by Leigh Bardugo from the library. I need to know how that ends. If I don’t get it, I’ll probably stick to Historical Fantasy and pick up The Kingdom of Copper by S. A. Chakraborty because I’m clearly addicted now. Finally, I need to say that both of these will be yeeted to the side if a certain book arrives at my doorstep: Book Depository has dispatched by pre-order for The Kingdoms by Natasha Pulley (AAAAAH!!).