Weekly Wrap Up : 18/03/18

Posted On 18 March 2018

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It only seems like five minutes ago since I wrote my last weekly wrap up post and here I am again.  This week for some reasons we’ve started watching Breaking Bad again – simply because we never completed the series – lets see if we make it to the end this time.  Also, I’ve read two books this week and made good progress on a couple of others.

Books read:

  1. Planetfall by Emma Newman
  2. Looking Glass by Andrew Mayne

Next Week’s Reads:

  1. The Bitter Twins by Jen Williams – I’ve read 65%
  2. Sufficiently Advanced Magic by Andrew Rowe – approx 20% read
  3. Feeder by Patrick Weekes

Upcoming reviews:

  1. Starborn by Lucy Hounsom
  2. Envy of Angels by Matt Wallace
  3. The Chrysalids by John Wyndham (Vintage Sci Fi book)
  4. Master Assassins by Robert VS Redick
  5. Planetfall by Emma Newman
  6. Looking Glass by Andrew Mayne

I’d love to know what you’re reading this week.

22 Responses to “Weekly Wrap Up : 18/03/18”

  1. Jennifer | Book Den

    I really need to start reading Emma Newman. I have the first Split Worlds book, but I haven’t cracked it open yet.

    • @lynnsbooks

      I enjoyed the split worlds series as a whole – it has it’s ups and downs but definitely a good series if you like the whole period feel and the involvement of fae.
      Lynn 😀

  2. Tammy

    Your review list is getting smaller, you must be catching up! I’m just starting Looking Glass and hope to knock it out in a few days.

    • @lynnsbooks

      It was brilliant. Yes, I’m finally starting to catch up with reviews which is a relief.
      Lynn 😀

  3. proxyfish

    I can’t wait to hear your thoughts on both Planetfall and Looking Glass, both of which are new to me! I still need to catch up on Emma Newman’s Split World novels too. I read the first and then forgot all about them! 😀

    • @lynnsbooks

      The Splitworlds turned into a very good series. Looking Glass was excellent – the first book was The Naturalist which was also a great read. Planetfall I really enjoyed, I didn’t love the ending but overall thought it was really good.
      Lynn 😀

      • proxyfish

        I’ll definitely add The Naturalist to my list then 😀

      • @lynnsbooks

        Oh yes, do so. It’s brilliant.
        Lynn 😀

  4. maddalena@spaceandsorcery

    I’m very, very curious about “Feeder”: it sounds quite different from his “Rebels of the Republic” series, so I can’t wait to hear what you think about it 🙂

    • @lynnsbooks

      So far it is very different. Not sure what to make of it yet but I’m only 10% in.
      Lynn 😀

  5. sjhigbee

    I am also very much looking forward to hearing what you made of Planetfall – I think it’s a remarkable read, although I preferred After Atlas. In the meantime, I hope you have a great week, Lynn:)

    • @lynnsbooks

      It was very good although I can’t say the ending worked for me – it didn’t seem to fit with the rest of the story somehow – or maybe it was just unexpected.
      Lynn 😀

      • sjhigbee

        Yes… that ending. It has split readers right down the line. I liked it and felt that it did fit – there was clearly stuff going on and she was so very riddled with guilt. But you’re not the only one who didn’t think it really worked:)

      • @lynnsbooks

        Yeah, the ending felt kind of sad. I know that she had her issues but it felt so lonely somehow and it was a bit sudden. The rest of the book though – wow. Plus, thinking about it, it makes sense in a way that the ending was abrupt because these are standalones, it just left me feeling a bit flat after all the emotional roller coaster reading.
        Lynn 😀

      • sjhigbee

        But she was ALWAYS so lonely – I think that was the point… While being right in the middle of that very close-knit community, no one really knew how she felt – and the one person who sort of did chose to ignore it.

      • @lynnsbooks

        I know – I think I put something in my review about the fact that she was surrounded by people and yet alone, nobody saw the signs or perhaps it was just easier to ignore them. I guess, at the end of the day, I wanted something a bit more hopeful or positive. Ren was suffering from mental issues and I think I wanted something to turn around for her. As it is, it felt like the ending just perpetuated the loneliness. I suppose I wanted a ‘happier’ ending for her and yet I can understand why the story was concluded in that way – in fact perhaps that’s the point of the ending. There isn’t always a happy ending or an easy fix.
        Lynn 😀

  6. Greg

    Planetfall has me really curious because I’m looking forward to the upcoming Before Mars, but haven’t read any of the previous books. I think they’re okay as standalones, but still…

    Feeder- now THAT”S an interesting cover 🙂

    • @lynnsbooks

      I’ve started Feeder – I don’t know why because I already have two books on the go. I seem to be very restless at the moment with my style of reading. Planetfall was great, and in fact had a teaser for book No.2 at the conclusion – which I also read. Going off that I’d say that the books operate as standalones.
      Lynn 😀

  7. Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

    My heart is still pounding from Looking Glass. I’m glad I cleared my schedule before starting it, because I would not have liked to be interupted!

    • @lynnsbooks

      It was so good. I started off and thought I wasn’t going to like it as much as the first, it’s lost the surprise element, plus I really liked the setting of The Naturalist and this felt quite different but OMG I was hooked. I read it in practically one sitting. Where has Andrew Mayne been hiding all this time!
      Lynn 😀

  8. jessicabookworm

    Sadly I have still not finished a book! However I am good way through historical fiction Six Tudor Queens: Katherine of Aragon, The True Queen by Alison Weir and the American classic This Side of Paradise by F. Scott Fitzgerald. Happy reading!

    • @lynnsbooks

      I’m like that this week – reading three books. Not sure if it’s a good idea or not but there we go…

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