WWW Wednesday

WWW Wednesdays is a weekly meme hosted over at Should Be Reading…it just takes a few minutes: to play along, just answer the following three questions…

What are you currently reading?

What did you recently finish reading?

What do you think you’ll read next?
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It’s been a while since I did a WWW Wednesday, so here’s how my reading week looks today 🙂

What are you currently reading?

I’m about a quarter through The Goddess Test and after a promising prologue I have to say, I’m not really loving it. The writing style is fine and the premise of the story was one I’d normally really like (the Persephone myth), but the initial set-up of meeting someone who has the ability to bring back the dead and who shows you this very obviously within the first couple of chapters, isn’t something I’d expect someone to just say “Oh, OK,” to. The lack of reaction and realism in the characters has left me a bit cold, but will see how it goes.

What did you recently finish reading?
I’ve just finished Underneath by Michael Cargill. It’s the third of his I’ve read this year and like his short stories, I really enjoyed the characters and plot. This is a thriller, so a different type of story to the others. You can check out my review on here if you’re interested.
What do you think you’ll read next?
I’ve got a few challenges running this year and vampires, angels and dystopian will all count towards one of those, but I’m not too sure… Perhaps some light reading with a modern telling of Pride and Prejudice? I’m not normallyplea romance girl, but might be a nice change before more blood and death in the other books in my tbr pile!
🙂
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  1. Hi there!
    I haven’t heard of any of these books, but I hope you enjoy them all!

    You can find my WWW post here http://www.peekabook.it/2012/06/www-wednesdays-june-20.html

    Happy reading! 🙂

    Valentina
    http://www.peekabook.it/

  2. Sorry you’re not loving The Goddess Test. I can relate, as I’m not loving one of the books I’m reading, too.

    • mel

      It’s not fun is it – but I don’t want to quit either, but it’s not nice if reading feels like a chore

      Hope your books improve 🙂

  3. I really enjoyed the Goddess Test. Not saying its a great piece of literature or anything but i just wiped right through it. I think that it helped that I read 3/4 of it on the plane ride home after a very grueling business trip so it was just the sort of brain candy I needed. Sorry it isn’t working for you and I hope that your next read more than makes up for it. =)

    My WWW Wednesday is here.

    • mel

      I can see that would help.

      I’m hoping it will improve as it’s not terrible – just the whole ‘unphased by miracles and dead back to life’ response several of the characters seem to have I find unrealistic and has got on my nerves. Perhaps it’s just me, but if a friend told me a girl we knew had been brought back to life in front of her but some hunky, werid guy had done it and wanted something from her in exchange, I’d probably be checking blood alcohol levels and looking for the nearest psychiartrist instead of debating what exactly the guy might want. 🙂

      I’m off to check out your WWW now!

  4. I was going to try out The Goddess Test, but I’ll reconsider after your comments. Thanks so much for mentioning it! I hate that feeling when you don’t like a book. No fun.

    I hope you enjoy your other books!

    Here’s mine : http://canireadeverything.blogspot.com/2012/06/to-play-along-just-answer-following.html

    • mel

      Thanks 🙂 I really don’t like trashing books, but if you just don’t feel it, I suppose it’s not right. You might like The Goddess Test though – as I was a little unwhelmed with Divergent and I see you liked it (I was about a 3.5* for that) – but I’ve also been told I should still read Insurgent as it makes the events of Book 1 better…

      I’ll see how I go with Goddess Test, it may get better, but I’m all a bit sceptical with it now

  5. I’ve heard The Goddess Test is a bit disappointing. For a while, I had it on my TBR list, but ultimately removed it.

    • mel

      It’s a shame really as the premise is interesting – I’m sure I’ll be providing an ambivalent review in the near future 🙂

  6. I agree that the lack of feeling in Goddess Test is kind of a theme, but it was an i ntriguing read. I haven’t read the other books you listed, but they sound great.

    My WWW.

    ~Danica Page
    Taking it One Page at a Time

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