Wednesday, August 17, 2011

WWW (11) and Waiting on Wednesday (August 17th, 2011) Double Feature

W. W. W. Wednesday is hosted by Should Be Reading a great YA blog that I subscribe to. Here's how it works... Each Wednesday I will answer the following questions:

What are you currently reading?

What did you recently finish reading?

What do you think you'll read next?

I've had a slow week for reading because I've been doing some catching up with other things (I finally got my roots done- I don't look like white trash anymore- yay me!).  I posted a bunch of reviews last week, although I'm still 26 or so behind.  That means look for a BUNCH over the next few weeks.  Also, I'm doing some re-reads to prepare for Decatur Book Festival.  If you didn't read my POST about it, you should. I'm super-excited for it every year, and this one is no different.

What are you currently reading?

Red Glove by Holly Black~ I loved White Cat, and am enjoying Red Glove even more.  I should finish by the end of today, so stay tuned!
Bumped by Megan McCafferty~ As fabulous as I expected it to be!  Kicking myself for not getting to it sooner.
Divergent by Veronica Roth~ Still reading this because I promised Emma I wouldn't read ahead of her.  We do a few chapters a night, so I should be done by next week.



What did you recently finish reading?

Uncommon Criminals by Ally Carter~ LOVED it!  Much better than Heist Society (which I gave 4 ½ stars).  A new favorite series, for sure.
The Wide-Awake Princess by E.D. Baker~ Great book.  This is the 2nd time I've read it and I still love it.  Clever, funny, and original.




What do you think you'll read next?

Sisters Red by Jackson Pearce~ I got Sweetly yesterday and I've been wanting to re-read this first.  I just haven't gotten to it.  Maybe I'll try the audio...
Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins~ I STILL haven't read this.  It's been on my nightstand for months.
Leviathan by Scott Westerfeld~ This is the only series of his that I haven't read.  Must do.






"Waiting On" Wednesday is another fun blog event. Hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, this event gives us a chance to talk about the books we anxiously await the release of. Since there is ALWAYS a looooooong list of books I'm waiting on (I actually keep a spreadsheet), I figured this is one that I MUST do.

**CAUTION:  The Goodreads synopsis below contains spoilers for the first two books, so if you haven't read them (and you definitely SHOULD), don't read anything below the cover art!! **


Black Heart (The Curse Workers, #3) by Holly Black




Cassel Sharpe knows he’s been used as an assassin, but he’s trying to put all that behind him. He’s trying to be good, even though he grew up in a family of con artists and cheating comes as easily as breathing to him. He’s trying to do the right thing, even though the girl he loves is inextricably connected with crime. And he’s trying to convince himself that working for the Feds is smart, even though he’s been raised to believe the government is the enemy. 

But with a mother on the lam, the girl he loves about to take her place in the Mob, and new secrets coming to light, the line between what’s right and what’s wrong becomes increasingly blurred. When the Feds ask Cassel to do the one thing he said he would never do again, he needs to sort out what’s a con and what’s truth. In a dangerous game and with his life on the line, Cassel may have to make his biggest gamble yet—this time on love.
(Courtesy of Goodreads)

As I mentioned above, I loved the first two books (I mean, I am still reading the 2nd, but I'm almost-done enough to say I love it). I cannot wait for this one to come out. I guess the benefit of waiting this long to read Red Glove is that I don't have to wait quite as long (in agony) to know what happens next!

Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry
Publication Date: April 3rd, 2012
My Expected Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★+

32 comments:

  1. I've heard really good things about Red Glove!! Plus I love the covers! Great WoW

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  2. I havent read leviathan either. It's in my TBR pile and somehow, every time I get close to readigng it a book comes out that I want to read more and I lose focus. O well!

    I havent read any books by Holly Black before although I heard she was a good writer. I have some ofher books and I just need to find the time to sit and read them.

    Nice choice!

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  3. All of these books look amazing!! I loved Anna and the French Kiss!!! It was a great read!

    check out my waiting on Wednesday!
    http://sarahcatchingbooks.blogspot.com/2011/08/waiting-on-wednesday-7-half-blood.html

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  4. I haven't read these Curse Workers books by Holly Black yet but I'm now wondering why not! They look great and the covers are just incredible.

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  5. Wow a whole bunch of good books! I been wanting to read Bumped for awhile, and Divergent. Great choice on your WoW, I read the Curse Workers series and love them. Can't wait for Black Heart. Happy reading :).

    -Emilia @ The Story Seekers.

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  6. I can't wait for this one either. I loved both White Cat and Red Glove, so this one can't come soon enough! Great pick :)

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  7. I just had a conversation yesterday with a co-worker about this series. She basically said I must read it or die, so it's in my TBR pile!

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  8. Black Heart looks awesome. I've heard great things about this series. Guess I need to get my read on.

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  9. I'm excited about the next Curse Workers book as well, it's such a fantastic series.

    And all the books on your What Are You Reading section are awesome. Read Anna for sure, it's so fantastic (and that's not my style of book typically at all).

    Megan @ Read It, See It

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  10. The Curse Workers series has been on my tbr list patiently waiting its turn. :-) Sounds fabulous!

    I also really enjoyed Bumped. :-) Glad to see you did as well!

    Jessi @ Reading in the Corner

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  11. I have given you a blog award! Hop on over to check it out!!!

    Fragments of Fiction

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  12. I haven't read the Curse Workers books yet, but I have heard great things about them! Good choice! Feel free to check out my WoW here.

    Rumana @ Relook the Book

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  13. Great pick!
    thxs for following:)

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  14. Just got done reading white cat. I can't wait to read the next two. ;)

    My W.O.W.

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  15. That book sounds really great! I haven't heard of that series, but I'll be sure to check it out! Thanks for stopping by my blog!

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  16. i really want to read this series. it sounds awesome :)

    great pick!

    Check out our WoW pick.

    Michelle

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  17. I still haven't read Red Glove, even though I've been wanting to for ages! Loved White Cat, and can't wait for Black Heart either! Great pick :)

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  18. I also loved Uncommon Criminals, such a great book!

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  19. Thanks for checking out my WoW! Like you, I loved White Cat and adored Red Glove even more, so I can't wait to get Black Heart.

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  20. Good pick! I still haven't read my copy of The Whtie Cat, but I'll be starting it soon.

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  21. I love The Curse Workers series, so I'm really looking forward to the final book in the trilogy! And I'm been meaning to read Leviathan as well.

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  22. SOOOO many great books! Sometimes I wonder if I'll ever be able to read them all:) Shari at My Neurotic Book Affair
    http://myneuroticbookaffair.blogspot.com/2011/08/waiting-on-wednesday-8172011-destined.html#comments

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  23. I haven't read any of the Curse Workers books... yet. But I always liked Holly Black's books.

    Thanks for stopping by. ^_^

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  24. The Curse Workers is one of my favorite series. Black Heart is definitely on my wish list for 2012!

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  25. You mean you got offered the 3 million from the Nigerian Prince too?! I thought I was truly the special, chosen one *cries* :)

    I have quite a few of your WWW books and your WOW looks gr8 too. I have SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO many that are on my TBR and need to write reviews for and my cant wait till they come out list I often get overwhelmed! I am working out a system as we speak to organize em all.

    New follower. Very nice blog.

    Here is my WOW if you wanna take a peek:
    http://vampyregurlsbookclub.blogspot.com/2011/08/waiting-on-wednesday1.html

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  26. Ahh! I'm sort of obsessed with White Cat and Red Glove! I"m so glad you're loving them. As for Divergent, don't even get me started. It's my choice (so far) of best book of the year! :)

    Thanks for stopping by today!

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  27. I have heard that this series is amazing. Hope it is a great read for you.
    Thanks for the visit!!
    Happy Reading :D

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  28. I still need to read Red Glove, I heard It's soooo good. Great pick!

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  29. Thanks for stopping by :)
    I really need to read some of Holly Black's books- I've read so many great reviews, I definitely have to start sometime!

    Shirley

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  30. Have yet to read this series, but I have heard only good things about it. You read some amaing book last week too. Hope this week is as good.

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  31. I haven't started the Curse workers books, but have heard such great things about them!! I need to read them soon!!

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  32. Great list of books there!
    I am currently reading Anna And The French Kiss, loving it already.

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