WWW Wednesday: What Am I Reading? #amreading

WWW Wednesday is a meme from Sam at Taking On A World Of Words

The Three Ws are:

What are you currently reading?
What did you recently finish reading?
What do you think you’ll read next?

I’m about 60% into this one and it’s not exactly what I’d hoped.  We’ll see how it wraps up.

From #1 New York Times bestselling author Marieke Nijkamp comes a shocking new thriller about a group of friends tied together by a game and the deadly weekend that tears them apart.

FIVE friends go to a cabin.
FOUR of them are hiding secrets.
THREE years of history bind them.
TWO are doomed from the start.
ONE person wants to end this.
NO ONE IS SAFE.

Are you ready to play?

Fable was a fantastic read!  Adventures on the high seas, secrets, a feisty, strong protagonist – so excited for the final book in this duology.

As the daughter of the most powerful trader in the Narrows, the sea is the only home seventeen-year-old Fable has ever known. It’s been four years since the night she watched her mother drown during an unforgiving storm. The next day her father abandoned her on a legendary island filled with thieves and little food. To survive she must keep to herself, learn to trust no one and rely on the unique skills her mother taught her. The only thing that keeps her going is the goal of getting off the island, finding her father and demanding her rightful place beside him and his crew. To do so Fable enlists the help of a young trader named West to get her off the island and across the Narrows to her father.

But her father’s rivalries and the dangers of his trading enterprise have only multiplied since she last saw him and Fable soon finds that West isn’t who he seems. Together, they will have to survive more than the treacherous storms that haunt the Narrows if they’re going to stay alive.

Welcome to a world made dangerous by the sea and by those who wish to profit from it. Where a young girl must find her place and her family while trying to survive in a world built for men.

Post-apocalyptic may not be everyone’s choice of reading right now, but this one intrigued me and the reviews have been pretty good.  It’s a change of pace from what I’ve been reading.

In an endless winter, she carries seeds of hope

Wylodine comes from a world of paranoia and poverty—her family grows marijuana illegally, and life has always been a battle. Now she’s been left behind to tend the crop alone. Then spring doesn’t return for the second year in a row, bringing unprecedented extreme winter.

With grow lights stashed in her truck and a pouch of precious seeds, she begins a journey, determined to start over away from Appalachian Ohio. But the icy roads and strangers hidden in the hills are treacherous. After a harrowing encounter with a violent cult, Wylodine and her small group of exiles become a target for its volatile leader. Because she has the most valuable skill in the climate chaos: she can make things grow.

Urgent and poignant, Road Out of Winter is a glimpse of an all-too-possible near future, with a chosen family forged in the face of dystopian collapse. With the gripping suspense of The Road and the lyricism of Station Eleven, Stine’s vision is of a changing world where an unexpected hero searches for a place hope might take root.

41 thoughts on “WWW Wednesday: What Am I Reading? #amreading

  1. I finally will be starting Fable this weekend (while moving my daughters into their townhome on campus). I’m so looking forward to it. And The Road Out of Winter is a very compelling read. I think what we are going through now in real life makes the behavior of characters in this fictional world hit home a bit stronger than ever before. Happy reading!

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    1. Your turn to move this weekend! Hope it goes smoothly, Tessa. Some of the reviews I’ve read commented about the characterization in Road Out of Winter – looking forward to it. I think you’ll like Fable – keeping my fingers crossed I get the sequel on NetGalley.

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  2. This is the second review of Road of out Winter, and it looks good. Fable sounds fantastic, and a duology isn’t too much of a commitment. That might work out well while I’m trying not to pack my kindle… again. You always send me to Amazon, Teri. Ha ha.

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    1. I read a fabulous review of Road Out of Winter at Tessa’s blog, so I’m excited to get started on it – which will be today. I’ve come across several duologies lately, Diana – maybe it’s a new trend. Like you said, it isn’t too much of a commitment. That’s the think about WWW Wednesdays – I usually wind up making a trip to Amazon myself after seeing all the books on other blogs, lol.

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  3. I’ll be keen to hear if ‘even if we break’ picks up – the blurb was great! Fable sounds pretty good, might have to give it a look over (though I’ll let you do the hard work first and give us all your thoughts 🙂 )

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