Weekly Reading Check-In: 06/02/21

Happy Wednesday everyone!  Time for another weekly check-in using WWW Wednesday, a meme hosted by Taking on a World of Words. Want to participate?  Simply answer the three questions below and tag the host site!  Book covers link to Goodreads.

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

 For the Wolf  Before They Are Hanged  Master Artificer

Currently Reading: FOR THE WOLF by Hannah Whitten
How is it June already? (No, seriously, HOW?) I’m currently finishing off an ARC I had hoped to finish before June, but alas it was not meant to be. FOR THE WOLF is a solid fantasy romance I’m really enjoying; while the marketing is leaning on the Red Riding Hood angle, it has MUCH more in common with Beauty & the Beast (while neatly getting rid of the prisoner angle in a matter of two sentences). I’m actually hoping to finish before this post goes live, I’ve got about 100 pages left, but I can feel I’m hitting a downward rush to the finish.

Recently Finished: BEFORE THEY ARE HANGED by Joe Abercrombie
Last week I finished the second FIRST LAW book, one step closer to a finished backlist trilogy! Once again, characters reigned supreme in this outing. I didn’t particularly care whose chapter I was reading, I was hooked by them all so thoroughly. Continuing the format of book one, BEFORE THEY ARE HANGED doesn’t come to any neat and tiny conclusion so much as it just cuts off. There are a couple of BIG THINGS that happen, but this is clearly a series meant to be taken as a whole for full appreciation. I’ve already bought my copy of THE LAST ARGUMENT OF KINGS, hoping to tackle that by the end of summer!

Probable Next Read: MASTER ARTIFICER by Justin T. Call
When it became clear I was going to miss reviewing MASTER ARTIFICER before its release date, I decided to let it slide out of my May reading queue entirely. At nearly 900 pages, I felt like I’d be more relaxed knocking out a few shorter books first and then coming back to this tome. To the first book’s credit, I remember it going by surprisingly quickly, so I’m hoping for more of the same this time! As a refresher, this is a sequel to MASTER OF SORROWS, a book about a young man in a small village who lives in fear of people discovering he might be the villain of their prophecies. In some ways, MASTER OF SORROWS felt like a first act – while it had a definite story arc that came to a conclusion, it all took place in a small tiny village on the corner of a fairly giant map. MASTER ARTIFICER should see our hero stepping out into the big world. Should start that this week!

And that’s what I’m up to – what are you reading?

5 thoughts on “Weekly Reading Check-In: 06/02/21

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  1. The beginning of the month creeps up on you, right? I have 3 or 4 June 1 releases and haven’t finished any of them. Oh well. Looking forward to For the Wolf😁

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