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This meme is hosted by Sam over at Taking on a World of Words. A similar meme, This Week in Books is hosted by Lipsyy Lost and Found.

Why not join in? Just answer the following three questions in a post and then put a link to that post in the comments over at Taking on a World of Words.

WWW WednesdayThis meme will be categorised together with my book reviews. All links will get you to the book’s Goodreads listing, as always πŸ™‚

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What I’m currently reading

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Thrown to the Blue

Chances are I’ll have finished Thrown to the Blue by the time this post publishes, because I’m flying through it! It’s Tuesday evening right now as I’m typing this, and I have 4% left! Since this is an ARC I’ll have to push my review for The Raven Boys back a little to make sure this review posts in time for its release date on the 11th November.

Blurb:

Foretellings have no place for goodness, only greatness. Princess Ezrahli is far from good, but she is a great woman in a conventional Kingdom, followed by whispers and scorn. However, across the waters is un-convention, magic, and fable. Her existence has been foretold in the battle against dark magic, and destiny shall weave itself into her life because darkness cannot be fought with goodness, only greatness.

Smuggling and sorcery leads to adventure, and adventure leads to destiny. Reed is a prince of the streets, but what he lacks in title, he makes up for in skill; a skill that sets him on a path already written in fate. Can he be more than what is expected? Can he enable greatness in another and survive the process?

Vengeance is a motivator, but it can never be your friend. In the end, it will ask for sacrifice, and only the great will pay the fare.

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The Last Day of Captain Lincoln

I received a copy for review and because I’m impatientΒ I started reading it already πŸ™‚ I’m not too far into it yet but have mixed feelings to far. The first chapter didn’t sell me, but several people have told me how much they loved it and the next chapter did read a lot better, so I’ll keep an open mind for a little bit longer. I do love the blurb, and the little bit that I’ve read so far makes you ponder your mortality, which is a huge plus! Gotta love books that make you think!

Blurb:

Captain Lincoln’s last day is the hardest day of his life.

An old, onetime Captain of the interstellar spaceship USNAS Hope Eternal, Lincoln always knew that this day would come. For just as birthdays are carefully planned, so are deaths. And although he must reckon with his fate, this is not a somber story. It is a tale of love and sacrifice, told in the context of the most advanced civilization ever to existβ€”a society that has taken to the stars in an effort to save all that is best in humanity.

Follow Lincoln through his internal struggles, his joy in having lived, and his journey to peace.

The End is just the beginning.

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What I recently finished reading

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The Raven Boys

Oh how I wanted to love this, but I’m afraid I couldn’t. I had several issues with this, my biggest one being Blue, the main character, who felt more like a side character who added nothing to the plot. I’m not convinced that the story couldn’t have happened without her. I did love the four boys and their banter, they’re the books redeeming feature in my opinion. They snatched the MC spot away from Blue and owned it!

I know quite a few people aren’t as excited about the sequel because it’s from Ronan’s POV, but for me that’s the reason I want to read the sequel at all. Ronan was the most intriguing character in my opinion, and I’m looking forward to reading more from his POV.

Blurb:

Every year, Blue Sargent stands next to her clairvoyant mother as the soon-to-be dead walk past. Blue never sees them–until this year, when a boy emerges from the dark and speaks to her.

His name is Gansey, a rich student at Aglionby, the local private school. Blue has a policy of staying away from Aglionby boys. Known as Raven Boys, they can only mean trouble.

But Blue is drawn to Gansey, in a way she can’t entirely explain. He is on a quest that has encompassed three other Raven Boys: Adam, the scholarship student who resents the privilege around him; Ronan, the fierce soul whose emotions range from anger to despair; and Noah, the taciturn watcher who notices many things but says very little.

For as long as she can remember, Blue has been warned that she will cause her true love to die. She doesn’t believe in true love, and never thought this would be a problem. But as her life becomes caught up in the strange and sinister world of the Raven Boys, she’s not so sure anymore.

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What I think I’ll read next

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The Finite

I’ve received a copy for review of The Finite, which makes my decision easy! I’m always thrilled when people offer me free books (who wouldn’t be?) but it’s the blurb that drew me in right away, and I’m really excited to get to it.

After that it’ll definitely be a paperback again. My current two reads are on my kindle and The Finite will be as well, and it’s just not the same!

Blurb:

Claudia lives in the hoop, a space city that orbits around earth. She follows the rules her society built for everyone. Just like everyone in her society, perfection is essential to maintain a peaceful society. Without war, or destruction. Claudia discovers that people gone missing. There were wicked plans for the abducted people. She meets Ricky Maxwell from earth, and starts an alliance with people she met from earth. She and her friends sit to find the missing families, and try to stop wars between planets.

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Have you read any of these and would like to chat about it? I look forward to hearing from you if you do – just leave a comment below and we can get this book club started!

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