WWW Wednesday #1

Instead of a What I’m Loving Wednesday this week, I thought I’d join an existing tag since a lot of shows are going on hiatus and I don’t have new music to share…


Welcome to WWW Wednesday!

This meme was formerly hosted by MizB at Should be Reading, and revived by Sam at Taking on a World of Words.


The Three W’s stand for:

  1.  What are you currently reading?
  2.  What did you recently finish reading?
  3. What do you think you’ll read next?

 

Here we go!

December 13, 2017 Edition

1. What are you currently reading?

I FINALLY  started THE HAZEL WOOD by Melissa Albert last night and (while I’m only 40ish pages in) I’m loving it. Ever since read the synopsis a few months ago, this book hopped to the front of my To-Read list. According to other blogger friends of mine, it’s just going to get creepier and creepier, and you know me, I love a creepy book. And check out that a-mah-zing cover, peeps!


2. What
 did you recently finish reading?

I finished THE CRUEL PRINCE by Holly Black last night as well and let me tell you…all the hype this book is getting? COMPLETELY warranted. Young adult books about the fae are super popular right now and I was worried this would be just another to add to the mix–but Black created a whole new faerie world with new mythology and it’s awesome. The ending has me very excited for the sequel and I am SO invested in whoever gets cast as Cardan.

3. What do you think you’ll read next?

There are so many early January ARCs that I need to read before they’re released. I’ve been really immersed in YA lately, so I think throwing it back to some adult lit and one of my fave genres, psychological thrillers, sounds like a good course of action. BOTM picked THE WIFE BETWEEN US as one of their early release picks for December, so I’m technically already behind.

 

Forgive my crappy photo-dressing skills, I’m definitely no bookstagrammer (a wannabe one, maybe).

REVIEW: Girls Made of Snow and Glass, Melissa Bashardoust (Sept. 5, 2017)

Snow didn’t break or shatter and neither would she. All she had to do was be true to her nature. Cold as snow, sharp as glass.

Ahhh I loved the premise so much and I’m very happy to report that the book definitely lived up to my expectations. I was over the moon when I saw that I’d gotten approved for an advanced copy of this book.

Girls Made of Snow and Glass is a Snow White retelling—complete with strong female representation, diverse characters, and a F/F romance. Oh, and the “Queen” and “Snow White” characters love each other and aren’t made out to be enemies. Feminist Snow White? Please count me in.

THE 411: Mina is young when her evil magician father removes her heart and replaces it with one made of glass. She sets her sights on the King of Whitespring Castle and becomes step-mother to Princess Lynet. Where does the “snow” part come in? Yup, you guessed it, Lynet’s made out of snow.

The mythology and storytelling is spot on and the narrative switches between Mina and Lynet in the past and present. It all works so well and I loved every second of it. The writing is gorgeous and it’s a super unique take on a well-known story. I hope Bashardoust continues with retellings, I’ll read whatever she comes up with next!


MY RATING:  ✰✰✰✰1/2
RECOMMENDED FOR: lovers of fairytale retellings and strong female-female relationships


Thank you Flatiron Books for my galley. Girls Made of Snow and Glass is available now.