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WWW Wednesday

Happy Wednesday everyone!

WWW Wednesday is a book list hosted by Sam over at Taking on a World of Words, it’s simple and fun. I really enjoy participating as it is a post that I can put together quickly while my daughter is napping. All you have to do is answer three questions:

The Three Ws are:

What are you currently reading?
What did you recently finish reading?
What do you think you’ll read next?

What are you currently reading?

I’ve just finished The Girl on the Train so am now back to The Providence of Fire, although it may be interrupted again if any of my waiting list library books come in.

The Providence of Fire is the second in a series of fantasy books by Brian Staveley. I really enjoyed the first book for its strong world-building and fast paced style (see my review of the first book here), so I’m excited to finally get round to this one.

The Providence of Fire:

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(Spoilers for the first book below!)

The conspiracy to destroy the ruling family of the Annurian Empire is far from over.

Having learned the identity of her father’s assassin, Adare flees the Dawn Palace in search of allies to challenge the coup against her family. Few trust her, but when she is believed to be touched by Intarra, patron goddess of the empire, the people rally to help her retake the capital city. As armies prepare to clash, the threat of invasion from barbarian hordes compels the rival forces to unite against their common enemy.

Unknown to Adare, her brother Valyn, renegade member of the empire’s most elite fighting force, has allied with the invading nomads. The terrible choices each of them has made may make war between them inevitable.

Between Valyn and Adare is their brother Kaden, rightful heir to the Unhewn Throne, who has infiltrated the Annurian capital with the help of two strange companions. The knowledge they possess of the secret history that shapes these events could save Annur or destroy it.

What did you recently finish reading?

I’ve recently finished The Girl on the Train and The Boy in the Striped Pajamas. Both good books, although not the most cheery reads. I will hopefully be posting a review for The Girl on the Train later this week. I admit I had to Google whether or not a certain character died before I could finish The Boy in the Striped Pajamas, the suspense was too much and I didn’t want to read through that particular character’s death scene!

I would recommend The Girl on the Train for anyone who likes contemporary murder mysteries. This book is fast-paced and suspenseful, but a little bit predictable (I had the murderer pegged about halfway through).

The Girl on the Train:

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A debut psychological thriller that will forever change the way you look at other people’s lives.

Rachel takes the same commuter train every morning. Every day she rattles down the track, flashes past a stretch of cozy suburban homes, and stops at the signal that allows her to daily watch the same couple breakfasting on their deck. She’s even started to feel like she knows them. “Jess and Jason,” she calls them. Their life—as she sees it—is perfect. Not unlike the life she recently lost.

And then she sees something shocking. It’s only a minute until the train moves on, but it’s enough. Now everything’s changed. Unable to keep it to herself, Rachel offers what she knows to the police, and becomes inextricably entwined in what happens next, as well as in the lives of everyone involved. Has she done more harm than good?

The Boy in the Striped Pajamas:

boy-in-the-striped-pajamasBerlin, 1942: When Bruno returns home from school one day, he discovers that his belongings are being packed in crates. His father has received a promotion and the family must move to a new house far, far away, where there is no one to play with and nothing to do. A tall fence stretches as far as the eye can see and cuts him off from the strange people in the distance.
 
But Bruno longs to be an explorer and decides that there must be more to this desolate new place than meets the eye. While exploring his new environment, he meets another boy whose life and circumstances are very different from his own, and their meeting results in a friendship that has devastating consequences.

 

 

 

What do you think you will read next?

I am on a waiting list for several books at my local library, The 5th Wave and Wide Saragasso Sea are the closest to being available 🙂

I just checked and The 5th Wave is actually in transit to my library branch right now! I have been looking  forward to reading this one for a while.

I’ve been curious about Wide Saragasso Sea since I heard that Jean Rhys had taken on the story of Mr Rochester’s insane first wife. I don’t think it will be an easy read, but I imagine it will be worth it.

The 5th Wave:

51vuchdzq-l-_sx331_bo1204203200_After the 1st wave, only darkness remains. After the 2nd, only the lucky escape. And after the 3rd, only the unlucky survive. After the 4th wave, only one rule applies: trust no one.

Now, it’s the dawn of the 5th wave, and on a lonely stretch of highway, Cassie runs from Them. The beings who only look human, who roam the countryside killing anyone they see. Who have scattered Earth’s last survivors. To stay alone is to stay alive, Cassie believes, until she meets Evan Walker. Beguiling and mysterious, Evan Walker may be Cassie’s only hope for rescuing her brother-or even saving herself. But Cassie must choose: between trust and despair, between defiance and surrender, between life and death. To give up or to get up.

 

Wide Saragasso Sea:

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Wide Sargasso Sea, a masterpiece of modern fiction, was Jean Rhys’s return to the literary center stage. She had a startling early career and was known for her extraordinary prose and haunting women characters. With Wide Sargasso Sea, her last and best-selling novel, she ingeniously brings into light one of fiction’s most fascinating characters: the madwoman in the attic from Charlotte Brontë’s Jane Eyre. This mesmerizing work introduces us to Antoinette Cosway, a sensual and protected young woman who is sold into marriage to the prideful Mr. Rochester. Rhys portrays Cosway amidst a society so driven by hatred, so skewed in its sexual relations, that it can literally drive a woman out of her mind.

 

 

Thank you for reading my WWW Wednesday 🙂

Feel free to leave a link to yours and I will check it out when my little lady gives me a spare moment!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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23 thoughts on “WWW Wednesday

  1. No worries, I am trying to read a variety of books at the moment.

    Did you work out who the murder was before Rachel found out? I liked The Girl on the Train, but I did suss out who it was abouy halfway through.

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  2. I’ll be waiting for your review on The Girl On The Train. There was a bit of a hype around it so I never got around to picking it up. The 5th Wave is on my TBR but it keeps being pushed down by other books!

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  3. I really enjoyed The Girl on the Train. It was the first book that I read in 2016. It reminded me a lot of Gone Girl by Gillian Fynn. I look forward to your review about it. I have The Boy in the Stripped Pajamas but yet to read it, hope to get to it soon. Is 5th wave part of a series? I have seen a few mentions of it around.

    Happy Wednesday and enjoy your books.

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    1. Happy Wednesday!

      Yep, The 5th Wave is the first in a dystopian series, I think the second is out now as well.

      I hope you like The Boy in the Striped Pajamas. I wrote my post trying not to spoil anything so I hope I didn’t.

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  4. I haven’t read The Boy in the Striped Pajamas but I bawled like a baby during the movie. I hope the book is even more moving. Happy reading and thanks for participating in WWW Wednesday!

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    1. Me too, I think Emily Blunt will do a good job as Rachel. Although I wish it was still set in the surrounds of London. I used to catch the train into London from the suburbs and I think the atmosphere would really suit.
      Oh well! I’m sure it will be a good movie regardless 🙂

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  5. I enjoyed The Girl On The Train when I read it last year. Have you seen the movie trailer which has just been released? It looks really good and I love Emily Blunt and think she will do a great job! I’m also looking forward to reading The 5th Wave soon!

    Here’s my WWW.

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