Hey everyone, time for another WWW-Wednesday, now that classes are over and I actually have time to read something other than textbooks, YAY! This meme is hosted by Sam from Taking on a World of Words where anyone who wants to participate answers three questions. Please feel free to leave your own answers in the comments, I always love hearing what other people are reading.
What are you currently reading?
Seventeen-year-old Audrey Rose Wadsworth was born a lord’s daughter, with a life of wealth and privilege stretched out before her. But between the social teas and silk dress fittings, she leads a forbidden secret life.
Against her stern father’s wishes and society’s expectations, Audrey often slips away to her uncle’s laboratory to study the gruesome practice of forensic medicine. When her work on a string of savagely killed corpses drags Audrey into the investigation of a serial murderer, her search for answers brings her close to her own sheltered world.
I just bought this book and I am loving it already. I have seen it on a lot of other blogs and it has gotten really good reviews, so I knew that I had to buy it. I am trying to pace myself, but I can already tell this book is going to make that hard to do.
What did you recently finish reading?
In a land ruled by a murderous boy-king, each dawn brings heartache to a new family. Khalid, the eighteen-year-old Caliph of Khorasan, is a monster. Each night he takes a new bride only to have a silk cord wrapped around her throat come morning. When sixteen-year-old Shahrzad’s dearest friend falls victim to Khalid, Shahrzad vows vengeance and volunteers to be his next bride. Shahrzad is determined not only to stay alive, but to end the caliph’s reign of terror once and for all.
Night after night, Shahrzad beguiles Khalid, weaving stories that enchant, ensuring her survival, though she knows each dawn could be her last. But something she never expected begins to happen: Khalid is nothing like what she’d imagined him to be. This monster is a boy with a tormented heart. Incredibly, Shahrzad finds herself falling in love. How is this possible? It’s an unforgivable betrayal. Still, Shahrzad has come to understand all is not as it seems in this palace of marble and stone. She resolves to uncover whatever secrets lurk and, despite her love, be ready to take Khalid’s life as retribution for the many lives he’s stolen. Can their love survive this world of stories and secrets?
I recently posted my review of this book, you can check it out here. I really enjoyed this retelling of A Thousand and One Nights, it added some fun modern twists but kept the overall magic of the original story.
What do you think you’ll read next?
On Christmas Eve five years ago, Holly was visited by three ghosts who showed her how selfish and spoiled she’d become. They tried to convince her to mend her ways.
And then she died.
Now she’s stuck working for the top-secret company Project Scrooge–as the latest Ghost of Christmas Past.
Every year, they save another miserly grouch. Every year, Holly stays frozen at seventeen while her family and friends go on living without her. So far, Holly’s afterlife has been miserable.
But this year, everything is about to change. . . .
I am a big Cynthia Hand fan, and just the fact that this is a Christmas themed book meant it automatically moved to the top of my TBR. I am really excited to see her take on a traditional tale.