“Hassan was deep in prayer.”First line in The Bird King by G. Willow Wilson
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?
The Bird King by G. Willow Wilson which I gave 2 stars, and that one extra star was purely for the writing. Everything about the story itself made me want to hurl the book across the room. It was riddled with plot conveniences and that’s despite the plot not being all that complicated. The characters travel and are hunted for some unknown reason but I guess there needed to be some kind of action in an otherwise boring book.
The ending was also the weirdest thing, and I’m left with a feeling of not really knowing that the point of this book was. It’s a historical fantasy but it really didn’t do much with its historical setting or its Islamic characters. Those aspects were supposed to make this interesting but they were just there to lure you in and then they were forgotten about.
Also, I technically haven’t finished my reread of The Shamer’s Signet, but I will by the time you’re reading this. I remember now why it is my least favorite in that series. It kind of takes a detour and introduces some new characters, but it was still enjoyable enough to read.
What are you currently reading?
The Bitter Twins by Jen Williams, the sequel to The Ninth Rain, although I’m only 14% in. Not much has happened yet, so I’m just enjoying being back with the characters. There’s one I’m particularly attached to and I missed him so much! We’re also still doing world-building, so I’m getting the sense that we’ll never stop doing world-building. It’s fine. There’s a kind of scientific approach to it which is cool.
What do you think you’ll read next?
I’m picking up two books from the library today: The King of Crows by Libba Bray and The Serpent Gift by Lene Kaaberbøl. The Serpent Gift is the third book in The Shamer Chronicles that I’m doing a reread of, and I’m excited to see if this is still my favorite one.