Let’s get the usual spiel out of the way *clears throat* ahem, WWW Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Taking on a World of Words designed to keep people updated on how you’re going with your reading by answering three questions: what did you just finish, what are you currently reading, and what are you planning on reading next?
Thunderhead (Arc of a Scythe 2#) – Neal Shusterman
It took what felt like FOREVER for this book to finally come out in Australia. The minute I found it in the bookstore, I jumped up and down, squealed loudly and then proceeded to do a cartwheel down the aisle. Okay, maybe just in my mind. I had such a great time with this sequel. It was exciting, unexpected, and creepy all at the same time. Unfortunately after that ending I’m extremely sad I don’t have book three to jump straight into. Cue tears. If you haven’t tried this series out yet, I definitely recommend you do. It’s fantastic.
Rowan has gone rogue, and has taken it upon himself to put the Scythedom through a trial by fire. Literally. In the year since Winter Conclave, he has gone off-grid, and has been striking out against corrupt scythes—not only in MidMerica, but across the entire continent. He is a dark folk hero now—“Scythe Lucifer”—a vigilante taking down corrupt scythes in flames.
Citra, now a junior scythe under Scythe Curie, sees the corruption and wants to help change it from the inside out, but is thwarted at every turn, and threatened by the “new order” scythes. Realizing she cannot do this alone—or even with the help of Scythe Curie and Faraday, she does the unthinkable, and risks being “deadish” so she can communicate with the Thunderhead—the only being on earth wise enough to solve the dire problems of a perfect world. But will it help solve those problems, or simply watch as perfection goes into
The Battle of the Labyrinth (Percy Jackson & the Olympians 4#) – Rick Riordan
I’ve been slowly making my way through the PJO series since about July last year. I’ve finally cracked onto book four. These are really fun reads and as I’ve said before, they’re great palate cleansers in between the more serious adult or YA fantasy novels I read. I do kind of wish that the characters would grow faster. They’re 14 at this point and I’m like, gosh…you guys are still SO YOUNG. Regardless, the mythology is as good as always and the characters are adorably sweet.
Percy Jackson isn’t expecting freshman orientation to be any fun. But when a mysterious mortal acquaintance appears at his potential new school, followed by demon cheerleaders, things quickly move from bad to worse.
In this fourth installment of the blockbuster series, time is running out as war between the Olympians and the evil Titan lord Kronos draws near. Even the safe haven of Camp Half-Blood grows more vulnerable by the minute as Kronos’s army prepares to invade its once impenetrable borders. To stop the invasion, Percy and his demigod friends must set out on a quest through the Labyrinth – a sprawling underground world with stunning surprises at every turn.
And to no-one’s surprise ever, I’m torn about my next read. Here’s just two of many, many options:
The Last Olympian (Percy Jackson & the Olympians) – Rick Riordan
I could just go for gold and finish up the series now that I’m so close. These books are quick and easy reads so it wouldn’t take very long. However, it’s hard to know if I’ll still be in the mood for more Percy, Annabeth, Grover and co. after I finish book 4. Hmm….
All year the half-bloods have been preparing for battle against the Titans, knowing the odds of victory are grim. Kronos’s army is stronger than ever, and with every god and half-blood he recruits, the evil Titan’s power only grows. While the Olympians struggle to contain the rampaging monster Typhon, Kronos begins his advance on New York City, where Mount Olympus stands virtually unguarded. Now it’s up to Percy Jackson and an army of young demigods to stop the Lord of Time.
In this momentous final book in the New York Times best-selling Percy Jackson and the Olympians series, the long-awaited prophecy surrounding Percy’s sixteenth birthday unfolds. And as the battle for Western civilization rages on the streets of Manhattan, Percy faces a terrifying suspicion that he may be fighting against his own fate.
Shatter Me – Tahereh Mafi
Yes, I know. I blame bookstagram/wordpress. Part of me knows I’m not going to like it but I feel like I just have to give it a go to see what people are talking about. Hey, maybe I’ll end up surprised like I was with Cinder by Marissa Meyer? Then again, maybe it’ll all just crash and burn. Guess I’ll never know until I do it.
Juliette hasn’t touched anyone in exactly 264 days.
The last time she did, it was an accident, but The Reestablishment locked her up for murder. No one knows why Juliette’s touch is fatal. As long as she doesn’t hurt anyone else, no one really cares. The world is too busy crumbling to pieces to pay attention to a 17-year-old girl. Diseases are destroying the population, food is hard to find, birds don’t fly anymore, and the clouds are the wrong color.
The Reestablishment said their way was the only way to fix things, so they threw Juliette in a cell. Now so many people are dead that the survivors are whispering war – and The Reestablishment has changed its mind. Maybe Juliette is more than a tortured soul stuffed into a poisonous body. Maybe she’s exactly what they need right now.
Juliette has to make a choice: Be a weapon. Or be a warrior.
Up to speed! Now it’s your turn! Catch me up on what’s going on with your reading life.