I spied this idea over on Kristin kraves books and What Cathy Read Next… and had to get on board! (You should go check out Kristin and Cathy’s WWW’s. They are always a hoot). WWW Wednesday is an idea originally hosted by Sam @ Taking on a World of Words
What is it you ask?
Welcome to WWW Wednesday! (In my head I always say “wha-wha-wha Wednesday” but you can say it how you wish). It’s as easy as answering three simple questions to participate:
ONE: What are you currently reading?
TWO: What did you recently finish reading?
THREE: What do you think you’ll read next?
What am I currently reading?
I have taken on a personal task of working my way through Jennifer L. Armentrout’s back catalog after falling in love with the Blood and Ashes series earlier this year (I wrote about it here!). Wicked follows Ivy, a member of a sacred order whose calling is to protect the world from the dreaded fae. It’s an easy to read low fantasy and I absolutely adore Ren. Jennifer’s writing is becoming somewhat of a soul comfort food for me.
What did I recently finish reading?
I have such torn feelings about this book. I had heard about it all over social media and I loved some elements Laura used. The book tells the story of Callie, who at 16 enters a contract with the Bargainer which reverberates through her life into her adult years. The Bargainer is a man whose magic is feared. His bargains never bode well for those seeking his services.
I loved how the flashbacks were executed and there were some really smooth pieces of writing. I was intrigued by the idea of the Bargainers magic and it was different to other magic systems I have read lately. I didn’t like the Bargainer and his magic’s ability to isolate and manipulate Callie (protagonist) as a teenager and also as an adult. A 16 or 17 year old Caitlan probably would have been all over this narrative.
Laura did do a great job of showing how teenage trauma and insecurity can continue to impact us as adults. There were a few spelling and grammatical errors sprinkled throughout and by the end I could not hear the word cherub without cringing a little. Overall, I probably will continue the series as I was intrigued by the end of the book.
What I am reading next:
I have been wanting to crack into the world of V.E Schwab for a while now! I have a lot of their works on my TBR and The invisible life of Addie LaRue is the BOTM in one of my Goodreads groups so I am hoping to power through it by the end of the month (send good thoughts guys!). I am super keen to do a review on this one once I am finished. I am a sucker for time travel.