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WWW WEDNESDAY: February 17th, 2016

WWW Wednesdays

Woo! It’s actually Wednesday this time!

Anyways, for those of you who don’t know, WWW Wednesday is a meme hosted by Taking On A World of Words where three question are asked:

What are you currently reading?

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Synopsis from Goodreads

Ellie and Savannah Senka, fourteen year old twins, ran away from their unhappy homes, thinking they’d return after a brief adventure. Together, they journey to another world. The new world is full of magic, but though it was once beautiful, it is damaged, unbalanced, and dangerous after a terrible storm. Ellie and Savannah may be the only ones with the power to restore the world to its original state, for the magic of twins is rare and powerful. The girls are welcomed into a grand mansion, the safest place in the aftermath of the storm. There, they learn who they are, and what they have to do. To restore the world, they must travel through the mansion to the center of magic and reset the balance. They discover their own magical abilities, find joy and friendship in the mansion’s family, and face the dangers of the storm’s left-behind magic. The journey to the center of magic is full of twists and turns, magic and excitement. Ellie and Savannah support each other to overcome obstacles along the way, knowing the whole world is depending on them.

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Synopsis from Goodreads:

Les Elfes bleus d’Ennlya, une petite ville portuaire du Nordrenn, ont tous été massacrés ! L’Elfe bleue Lanawyn et Turin, un homme réputé, enquêtent alors que toutes les pistes mènent vers un clan d’Yrlanais, ces Hommes du nord qui haïssent les Elfes.
Dans la cité île Elsemur, Vaalan une jeune Elfe bleue passe l’épreuve de l’eau des sens. La mère prophétesse voit son avenir proche, un avenir lié au crystal sacré.
« Celui qui contrôle le crystal, contrôle l’océan. »
Cette annonce fait grand bruit et il se murmure que Vaalann pourrait être le messie que les Elfes bleus attendent depuis plusieurs générations…

One of the books I am currently reading is The Mansion’s Twins by Rose M. Channing. It’s quite interesting, but I have a few issues with the way the characters are written.

The second book I am currently reading is Le Crystal des Elfes bleus by Jean-Luc Istin. This is a French graphic novel which I’m using to practice my French. So far I’ve realised I know both more and less French than I thought.

What did you recently finish?

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Synopsis from Goodreads:

Laurel Beacham may have been born with a silver spoon in her mouth, but she has long since lost it digging herself out of trouble. Her father gambled and womanized his way through the family fortune before skiing off an Alp, leaving her with more tarnish than trust fund. Quick wits and connections have gained her a reputation as one of the world’s premier art recovery experts. The police may catch the thief, but she reclaims the missing masterpieces.

The latest assignment, however, may be her undoing. Using every ounce of luck and larceny she possesses, Laurel must locate a priceless art icon and rescue a co-worker (and ex-lover) from a master criminal, all the while matching wits with a charming new nemesis. Unfortunately, he seems to know where the bodies are buried—and she prefers hers isn’t next.

Related subjects include: women sleuths, cozy mysteries, amateur sleuth books, murder mysteries, whodunit mysteries (whodunnit), book club recommendations.

I recently finished Counterfeit Conspiracies by Ritter Ames. This was a great read, and it was incredibly fun and interesting. I’m actually one of the hosts for the blog tour for this book, so later this month I will be featuring an interview with the author and a giveaway.

What do you think you’ll read next?

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Synopsis from Goodreads:

WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE
From the highly acclaimed, multiple award-winning Anthony Doerr, the beautiful, stunningly ambitious instant New York Times bestseller about a blind French girl and a German boy whose paths collide in occupied France as both try to survive the devastation of World War II.

Marie-Laure lives with her father in Paris near the Museum of Natural History, where he works as the master of its thousands of locks. When she is six, Marie-Laure goes blind and her father builds a perfect miniature of their neighborhood so she can memorize it by touch and navigate her way home. When she is twelve, the Nazis occupy Paris and father and daughter flee to the walled citadel of Saint-Malo, where Marie-Laure’s reclusive great-uncle lives in a tall house by the sea. With them they carry what might be the museum’s most valuable and dangerous jewel.

In a mining town in Germany, the orphan Werner grows up with his younger sister, enchanted by a crude radio they find. Werner becomes an expert at building and fixing these crucial new instruments, a talent that wins him a place at a brutal academy for Hitler Youth, then a special assignment to track the resistance. More and more aware of the human cost of his intelligence, Werner travels through the heart of the war and, finally, into Saint-Malo, where his story and Marie-Laure’s converge.

I think I might finally get around to reading All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr. I got this a while back and I still really want to read it, but I just haven’t been in the mood for it.

So that’s it for now. If you have WWW Wednesday post of your own leave the link in the comments so I can check it out.

Happy reading!

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