Inner Battles and The Goblin King... What Are You Reading Wednesday

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Shadowsong by S Jae-Jones on What Are You Reading Wednesday



Show of hands how many of you saw the movie Labyrinth from 1986?

Yes?

No?


Well even though I mentioned how I hadn't seen it last year when I reviewd Wintersong, I still haven't seen it... maybe if Netflix puts it on their list... but...

But I did love Wintersong, and when I was asked to read Shadowsong early I was all about it... but the beginning is going slowly...


Shadowsong by S Jae-Jones on What Are You Reading Wednesday



I have started to hear that the story is a bit long for the actual plot... but I'm only about four chapters in so I'm not sure yet...


Where This Idea Came From...

The idea is that each week all of us book bloggers can write a post where we talk about the book or books we are reading for the week - and yes if you are still reading the same book for a few weeks in a row that is totally fine.  Just be sure to include the answers to the five questions for What are you reading Wednesday in your post.  Then hop over to one of the host sites and share your link!

Of course, this will be even more fun if you leave the host a comment, and then jump around to another post or two, or five, and gush with them!

We cannot wait to see what you are reading.



What Are You Reading Wednesday - the nitty-gritty

Share the book/s you are reading with their author, maybe even the cover... and then answer these questions for at least one of them.
  1. Why did you decide to pick up this book - cover or content?
  2. Who is your favorite character so far, and why?
  3. Will you finish this one?
  4. Finish the sentence:  This book reminds me of... (other books, movies, TV shows...)
  5. What type of read is this one? (slow but interesting, cannot put it down,...)

What are you reading Wednesday book blogger meme



Marissa's Current Reads

I've had a busy week... so not much has happened in the actual reading department....

  • A Gathering of Shadows  by VE Schwab
  • Splintered  by AG Howard
  • The Falconer by Elizabeth May
  • Our Dark Duet by Victoria Schwab
  • The Tethered Mage by Melissa Caruso 
  • Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng


Shadowsong  by S Jae-Jones

Six months after the end of Wintersong, Liesl is working toward furthering both her brother’s and her own musical careers. Although she is determined to look forward and not behind, life in the world above is not as easy as Liesl had hoped. Her younger brother Josef is cold, distant, and withdrawn, while Liesl can’t forget the austere young man she left beneath the earth, and the music he inspired in her. 

When troubling signs arise that the barrier between worlds is crumbling, Liesl must return to the Underground to unravel the mystery of life, death, and the Goblin King—who he was, who he is, and who he will be. What will it take to break the old laws once and for all? What is the true meaning of sacrifice when the fate of the world—or the ones Liesl loves—is in her hands?



Why did you decide to pick up this book - cover or content?

The covers are stunning for these books... but I loved book one so of course I have to see what happens with the Goblin King... I mean the ending of Wintersong... so amazing...

Who is your favorite character so far, and why?

Right now, I'm enjoying the grandma. All her idiosyncrasies are amazing, and the way she just says everything... love it... I mean I get why it's so annoying to everyone in the story... an old lady who has no filter. But it is making for a fun start to the book. 

Will you finish this one?

I plan to.  It's still early in the book, and it's getting mixed reviews, and I have a ton of books going right now... but I want to know what happens... so I think so. 

Finish the sentence:  This book reminds me of... (other books, movies, TV shows...)

While part of the reason why I liked Wintersong was the originality of the writing style, I do feel like this is similar to Hunted and Blood Rose Rebelllion in the feel of the story and flow. 

What type of read is this one? (slow but interesting, cannot put it down,...)

Right now I'm still in the set up... which for a sequel is taking a bit longer than I would have liked, but hopefully it will pick up... the last book had a long beginning but then picked up around the halfway point so...




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Alright so this is a trilogy, and while there is a thread that connects them all, they are different characters.  Does that bother you in trilogies- having a story set in the same world, with a connection, but the story follows new characters each book? I would love to know your thoughts!




Shadowsong by S Jae-Jones on What Are You Reading Wednesday









***Oh and a small note about the link up - please leave a bookish link.  I would love to hear about what you are currently reading. If you want to answer these five questions great!  If you'd rather just share about what you are reading, I'm up for that too.  If you have a question, feel free to ask it!***



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4 comments

  1. I remember watching Labyrinth ages ago and really enjoying it. Is the Labyrinth movie based on Shadowsong?
    This was my first time doing this blogging prompt and I found it really fun. I'll definitely do it again.

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    1. I'm glad you had a fun time with this prompt! It's quick and easy to engage with I've found.

      So the author of Wintersong (shadowsong is the sequel) was a fan of Labyrinth and other fairy tales and it inspired her to write these books - it's a fun read for fans

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  2. The covers of these books are stunning!

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    1. They are so pretty! It's worth having these books simply because of their covers and how pretty they look on shelves... it helps that they story is unique

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