It’s been a slightly quieter week this week (and I’ve definitely not beaten the 13 books listed last week!) but I’ve got some exciting new ARCs to read, and a decision to make about what I’m currently reading.
This week I read two books (again) – one is a book book, the other is a graphic novel.
I rated The Sword Saint 4 stars (partly out of affection) and I currently still have the warm and fuzzies from Mooncakes (take a guess at what I’ll be rating that!), and I’ll post a review of that tomorrow.
I’m currently reading Widow’s Welcome by D. K. Fields. Unfortuntely this book is doing me a problem and I’m trying to work out whether to persist, DNF or to take a break and come back to it. And it’s not badly written! (Let me defend it quickly) but I don’t know whether I’m just not feeling it, or its slow pace is causing me problems, but I’m not getting along with it very well at the moment …
I barely bought any books this week! Hooray for restraint! Although, Nevernight by Jay Kristoff on Kindle was reduced on Amazon to £1.99 so I may have bought that. I haven’t read any Jay Kristoff before (and there’s So. Much. Hype. about the Nevernight Chronicles) that I thought I should catch up.
And I picked up a few more ARCs received this week too – and some books that I know are going to be fantastic (more reasons to put a pause on my current read and move on).
I haven’t read anything by Adam Silvera before, and he seems to be pretty well-received. But Infinity Son, his first attempt at fantasy, seems to be getting some pretty mixed reviews. It’s not out until January (!) but there already seems to be some heavy criticisms of the world-building, even if the story itself sounds fun …
I also got my request for an ARC of The Dragon Republic approved this week – I’m pretty confident I’m going to LOVE this series – now I just need to find a copy of The Poppy War lying around so that I can catch up. (I know, I know, such a slowpoke).
I also received a copy of Mooncakes. And then I read it. No regrets, all the warm feelings.
What are your thoughts on DNFing/pressing pause on a book that you’re just not getting along with? Let me know!
Have a great week!