WWW Wednesday – March 24, 2021

Happy Wednesday! It’s time for another WWW Wednesday! I’m answering the three questions below. Let me know your answers in the comments, or share to your own blog!

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

What are you currently reading?


I’m continuing my re-reading adventure of the ACOTAR series by reading A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas. I am honestly loving this re-read. Because I know what is going to happen, I’ve been paying so much more attention to the little things happening. All the little details between Feyre and Rhysand, this re-read has been exactly what I need right now.

What did you recently finish?

I just finished up Storm & Fury by Jennifer L. Armentrout. I’ll have a full review posted soon, but I really enjoyed this book! It is a spin-off of her Dark Elements series. Storm & Fury is an urban fantasy dealing with angels, demons, gargoyles and everything in between. Honestly, I want to pick up the next book right away because it set up a really exciting story, but I have other books I got to read first.

What do you think you’ll read next?

I’m super excited to start To Love and To Loathe by Martha Waters! I received an ARC from NetGalley for an honest review. So this will be my next read since it comes out super soon, and I want to have my review posted right away. This is actually my first ARC since starting this blog, which is a really nice growth opportunity for me as well.

As always let me know in the comments what you are reading or whether you have read any of these books. You can also follow along on Instagram!

Review: Stone Cold Touch by Jennifer L. Armentrout (Dark Elements #2)

SYNOPSIS (via Goodreads):

“Layla Shaw is trying to pick up the pieces of her shattered life—no easy task for a seventeen-year-old who’s pretty sure things can’t get worse. Her impossibly gorgeous best friend, Zayne, is forever off-limits thanks to the mysterious powers of her soul-stealing kiss. The Warden clan that has always protected her is suddenly keeping dangerous secrets. And she can barely think about Roth, the wickedly hot demon prince who understood her in ways no one else could.

But sometimes rock bottom is only the beginning. Because suddenly Layla’s powers begin to evolve, and she’s offered a tantalizing taste of what has always been forbidden. Then, when she least expects it, Roth returns, bringing news that could change her world forever. She’s finally getting what she always wanted, but with hell literally breaking loose and the body count adding up, the price may be higher than Layla is willing to pay…”

REVIEW:

Alright, so I had a bit harder time getting through Stone Cold Touch. I still enjoyed it and when I got to the last 100 pages, it really flew by for me. I felt like this book was just a rehash of White Hot Kiss. Layla, once again spends most of the novel confused, and being treated like completely crap by the Wardens. Though most of the time, Layla’s confusion makes sense. There isn’t anyone she can go to about her powers, because there isn’t anyone like her. She also started having feelings for Roth, while still having a crush on Zayne. When you are seventeen, that is an awful lot. I guess I just grew frustrated because it was the same problems essentially as the first novel. It didn’t show any growth for Layla.

I was frustrated with Roth, with his whole I’m gonna be a dick to keep Layla safe. I also grew frustrated with Zayne, because it felt like he never treated Layla’s concerns as valid. She had every right to be concerned for his safety and he would just brush those concerns aside. Which her concerns are proven as valid towards the end of the novel. As I was reading, I just kept getting frustrated with how everything felt repetitive. It felt like we were just biding our time until we could get to the moment when something big could happen, and then move onto the next portion of the story.

Overall, I still enjoyed Stone Cold Touch, but it definitely has middle book syndrome. I still enjoyed the characters, and was so happy that Stacey had finally been let in on Layla’s secret. The cliffhanger was exciting, and I will be interested to see where this series goes.

RATING: 2.5/5