What’s Up On Wednesdays | Particle People

Friends, Romans, Fellow Beings Made of Matter! I come bearing great tidings of great books! Gather round and gobble up these tales of strange beasts and magical creatures in this wondrous edition of What’s Up On Wednesdays! What’s Up On Wednesdays i my Fankenstein-esque mishmash of the memes WWW Wednesday (hosted by Taking On A World Of Words) and Waiting On Wednesday (hosted by Breaking The Spine). Now let us not delay any longer–to the fun!

Whatcha Readin’ Now?

Since I just finished a book last night, I’m not sure where to go. I’m going back and forth between The Bronze Horseman by Paullina Simons and Dorothy Must Die by Danielle Paige. On the one hand, I’ve already listened to about 3 hours of The Bronze Horseman and I know I love it. It’s romance and Russia and angst and tension and it’s just so freaking good! But on the other hand, I want to get a sampling of Paige’s writing since I’m interested in her upcoming book, Stealing Snow. We’ll see where it goes, I guess…

Whatcha Been Readin’?

Since last week, I finished both The Great Hunt by Wendy Higgins and Blood Passage by Heather Demetrios! So I’d say getting out of my slump had been good going so far! Both of the books were more fluff reads than “serious fantasy,” but they did the trick! I can’t say which one I liked better, they were both pretty solid reads. The Great Hunt is the first in a series about a fantasy land ravaged by a terrible beast and Blood Passage is about genies. So they’re pretty incomparable, lol!

Whatcha Gonna Read Next?

As so often happens, I honestly can’t say. You know me–I like to be spontaneous when it comes to my TBR. You know, the whole “young, wild, and free” concept, but applied to reading.

Books On My Radar

So, remember how above I said I wanted to get a taste of Danielle Paige’s writing? That’s because this week’s book on my radar is Stealing Snow by Danielle Paige, set to be published on September 20, 2016. This book is a retelling of The Snow Queen (and no! that is not the same story as Frozen!) and I can’t wait as that story has always been one of my favorite fairytales! This retelling has mental institutions and antiheros and love shapes and it sounds pretty decent, imo. But, hey, if you don’t wanna take my word for it, here’s the Godreads synopsis:

Seventeen-year-old Snow has spent the majority of her life within the walls of the Whittaker Institute, a high security mental hospital in upstate New York. Deep down, she knows she’s not crazy and doesn’t belong there. When she meets a mysterious, handsome new orderly and dreams about a strange twisted tree she realizes she must escape and figure out who she really is.

Using her trusting friend Bale as a distraction, Snow breaks free and races into the nearby woods. Suddenly, everything isn’t what it seems, the line between reality and fantasy begins to blur, and she finds herself in icy Algid–her true home–with witches, thieves, and a strangely alluring boy named Kai, none of whom she’s sure she can trust. As secret after secret is revealed, Snow discovers that she is on the run from a royal lineage she’s destined to inherit, a father more powerful and ruthless than she could have imagined, and choices of the heart that could change the fate of everything…including Snow’s return to the world she once knew.

This breathtaking first volume begins the story of how Snow becomes a villain, a queen, and ultimately a hero.

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4 Comments Add yours

  1. The Bronze Horseman is utter heartbreaking perfection. I’ve never been invested in a romance as much as I was Tatiana and Alexander! Make sure you read the other two books in the trilogy, along with Paullina Simon’s memoir Six Days in Leningrad, where she documents her research trip for The Bronze Horseman 20 years ago.

    My WWW: https://bathtimereads.wordpress.com/2016/07/27/www-wednesday-27th-july-2016/

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    1. Lila says:

      ill definitely try to get the other books if i liike the bronze horseman and that memoir sounds hella cool! ill have to check it out!

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  2. I read Danielle Paige because I loved the title of Dorothy Must Die so much. I was really disappointed! I couldn’t get on with her writing style at all. She is very much a tell-y writer. Her MC (I forget her name), would come to conclusions (always right) out of nowhere. It was really frustrating. I could see what she was trying to do, and I think it could have been good, but her execution just failed the story in a big way.

    That said, she may have gotten better? Haha, sorry to be such a downer.

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    1. Lila says:

      no problem–im sorry to hear it wasnt the book for you. but ya win some, ya lose some i guess!

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