WWW Wednesday #18 | August 8, 2018


WWW Wednesdays is a meme hosted by Taking on a World of Words.
Just answer three questions and share what you're reading.


WHAT ARE YOU CURRENTLY READING?
      
The Raging Ones - Krista & Becca Ritchie
As of last night, I've actually set this one aside for now. After a week, I'd still only managed to get to the 40% mark. It breaks my heart because I adore Krista and Becca and they write some of my all time favorite contemporaries, but this one just isn't doing it for me. I don't understand the world, I have no connection with the characters, and overall I'm just... bored. 

Blind Kiss - Renee Carlino
Because I kept plugging away at The Raging Ones, I'm now in a bit of a time crunch to read and review The Blind Kiss. I'm part of the blog tour next week, but thankfully Carlino is one of my favorites and I also seem to get through her books fairly quickly. I only read a few pages last night but it was already like a huge feeling of relief. 
Ahhh, I'm back in the contemporary world again. Thank you.

WHAT DID YOU RECENTLY FINISH READING?
 That would be *nothing.* Since I spent all of the last week trying to read The Raging Ones, the last book I finished was Kylie Scott's It Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time (review posts tomorrow).   

WHAT DO YOU THINK YOU'LL READ NEXT?
I guess I could say I'll go back to The Raging Ones, but no. I need more of a break before attempting it again. I still have More Than We Can Tell out from the library so that's a possibility. Otherwise I'm just going to wait and decide at the time. After struggling with The Raging Ones, I don't want to force anything now and end up in a reading slump.

What are you currently reading?
I wanna know! :)

34 comments

  1. Right now I am reading "In the after light" book 3 of The darkest minds series by Alexandra Brachen

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    1. Hope you enjoy it! Have you already seen the movie?

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  2. I just got the new Renee Carlino book and can't wait to get to it. Hope you love it!

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    1. I have high hopes since I’ve loved everything I’ve read from Carlino in the past!

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  3. Yeah The Raging Ones doesn't get much better.

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  4. Sorry to hear you had a hard time with The Raging Ones. :(

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    1. Thanks Jenea... maybe it’ll work better for me another time.

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  5. I just finished Love Songs & Other Lies (cute with a few nitpicks) and I think I'm going to start Save the Date today.

    Karen @ For What It's Worth

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    1. I’ve heard such raves for Save the Date. Hope you’ll love it!

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  6. Sorry to hear you aren't enjoying The Raging Ones; don't be afraid to DNF! Yay for enjoying the start of Carlino's latest though. I hope it's a great one.

    -Lauren
    www.shootingstarsmag.net

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    1. Well, The Raging Ones is on indefinite hold for now. Maybe it’ll work better for me another time. On the plus side, I’m loving the Carlino one so far!

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  7. Oh no. I picked up the Raging Ones because I haven’t read those two authors and everyone has high praise. I am still going to give it a go, but I am not as excited. Bummer.

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    1. Oh gosh, I hope you’ll love it, Heidi. I saw a couple really disappointing reviews recently but I discounted them. I figured, I love KBR’s other series - I’ll love this too. But, looking back, those other reviews summed up my experience pretty well. My fingers are crossed that you have a better experience!

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  8. Sometimes the timing is off for a book as well. I've gone back (usually a few months later) and it works better for me. Not always but sometimes. I hope it is the same for you. At least you had one book you enjoyed! I've been slacking on my reading but hopefully will pick it up again soon.

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    1. Hopefully that will be the case with this one if I set it aside for a while. It breaks my heart because I love KBR's other books!

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  9. I'm reading The Raging Ones now and have mixed feelings about it. I do like the premise of the book so I'm hoping my experience improves as I go along.

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    1. I so hope it turns around and becomes a real winner for you, Suzanne. I hate that it just wasn't working for me.

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  10. I wish I could tell you that The Raging Ones ended up being good but... that'd be a lie. I was SO sad too, I wanted so much to like it! Like I guess the ending did pick up a little but I didn't care about anyone or anything by that point, so. Sorry you've been slogging through, and I really hope that Blind Kiss is better!

    I am currently reading Not Even Bones. And dude. It is MESSED UP!

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    1. I feel bad because it's Krista & Becca! I love them! I love their contemporaries! But yeah, at 40% in I definitely gave The Raging Ones a fair shot. On the bright side, Blind Kiss is wonderful so far. :)

      LOL Let's hear it for MESSED UP reads. Bahaha!

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  11. Too bad about The Raging Ones! That book actually looks like something I might enjoy, but I'm noticing that people in the comments didn't like it either. :/

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    1. It kills me to set The Raging Ones aside, Tracy. Krista & Becca are two of my favorite authors and their Addicted series is one of my favorite contemporary series *ever.* But this foray into sci-fi... yeah, not so much. :(

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  12. I just saw a really lukewarm review for The Raging Ones, so yeah... I'm probably going to give that a miss. Sorry it wasn't working for you, that's always a bummer!

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    1. Yeah, I had seriously high hopes but... just didn't happen. *sob*

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  13. I am always afraid of genre jumps with favorite authors, and you know I don't really branch out much. I have faith in you - you can finish the Carlino book in time for the tour. =)

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    1. Yeah, I probably should have given more thought before requesting it. Sci-fi is *not* my thing. But is was Krista and Becca, sooo...

      The Carlino book is going much better! I'm already at the 50% point and totally into it. :)

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  14. I just started The Raging Ones, and now I'm worried... I feel like those are all reasons I would want to DNF a book. Argh! Maybe it'll work out for me, but most of the other reviews I've seen haven't been super positive. I haven't read anything else by the authors, so I don't have their other books to compare it to.

    -- Lindsi @ Do You Dog-ear?

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    1. My fingers are crossed that it's a better fit for you, Lindsi! I hope you love it! Maybe it's because I never read sci-fi and I'm all about the contemporaries (which Krista and Becca are awesome at!). I'll be looking forward to reading your thoughts!!

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    2. I'm not usually a fan of sci-fi, so I'm worried... I'm literally opening it up to read right now! <3

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    3. My fingers are crossed for you! I really hope it works for you!!

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  15. I’ve also been reading nothing. I have relatives staying with me, so I’ve been doing everything except reading. I’m slowly struggling through The Possessions. I hope you enjoy your upcoming read!

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

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    1. Company definitely puts a damper on reading time. Routines go out the window.
      I hope The Possessions is a struggle because of time and not because of content!

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  16. I'm sorry to hear you didn't like The Raging Ones! I've seen other people have similar complaints, but I enjoyed it. Maybe it's because I've never read their other books, so I had no expectations going in? Anyway, I hope whatever you're reading now/next is better for you!

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    1. It breaks my heart that I couldn't get through The Raging Ones. I adore Krista & Becca but this one just didn't do it for me. You're probably right about not having any expectations since they were new to you. I'm glad you enjoyed it!!

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