WWW Wednesday // Sprinkles of Dreams

WWW Wednesday #4 // In Which I WWW on a Saturday

Hi, everyone! 🐼
I hope you’re all having a great weekend! 💫

I’m woefully bad at keeping you up to date with what I’m currently reading here on my blog, so I thought it was high time I bestowed upon you another WWW Wednesday post (originally created and hosted by Sam!).

“But Lily!!! It’s not Wednesday??” I can hear you screaming at me collectively.

I promise, I know that today is Saturday—my histology course hasn’t robbed me of all my brain cells just yet—but I really wanted to sit down and chat with you about the books that have been roaming around in my mind lately. Plus, you know that I’m a lil(y) rebel … sometimes.

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Blood Heir by Amélie Wen Zhao 🍚

Blood Heir by Amélie Wen Zhao

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You may or may not have heard already that NetGalley had a tiny (I’m sugarcoating the situation, it was a pretty huge) glitch this week, and instead of having to request this book, it was available to download and read for basically … everyone right away. (I believe it’s back to “request” now, in case you’re wondering.)

Naturally, my smol Asian soul was chanting incessantly at me to go ahead, and download it!!, despite mountains of books on both my ARC TBR, as well as my regular TBR—and I really should have known better than to listen to it, because now I‘m in a very sugarcoat-demanding situation. 🙃

I’ll definitely elaborate on the why when I finish the book, but until then—if anyone is reading it, or has read it already, please let me know!! I’m in dire need of emotional support.

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Heartstopper Volume One by Alice Oseman

Heartstopper Volume One by Alice Oseman

I just … [sighs dreamily for an eternity] love this world and the characters so much, and I still can’t believe I have a signed & personalized copy of this book in my collection??

(How many more times can I tell you to read. Heartstopper. now., before it gets annoying?)

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Dark of the West by Joanna Hathaway

Dark of the West (Glass Alliance #1) by Joanna Hathaway

This book unfortunately lost me somewhere along its long-windedness, a plot that moved just a tiny bit too slowly for my taste,  and elaborate scenes that felt unnecessary to the plot and character development—but! (and this is a huge but, hence the exclamation mark) I do think that it comes down to a matter of personal taste, and I’m sure that in the hands of the right reader, Dark of the West would make for a riveting read.

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Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston

Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston

Hi hello yes, I gave this book five (⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐) luminous, glowing, and eternally sparkling stars!! Yes, I, Lily. With the 2.xx average rating on Goodreads.

This book will become so many readers’ most beloved book, and dominate all kinds of favorites lists, I’m calling it now. Do yourselves a favor, and don’t walk—run!! (To pre-order and library request it.)

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Descendant of the Crane by Joan He 🍚

Descendant of the Crane by Joan HeI wanted to love this book so. badly. my inner Asian-rep-boosting-self is still shedding tears over how it did not resonate with me the way I wanted it to. I’m genuinely heartbroken. (But I’m definitely not saying that this is a bad book, I just don’t love it.)

SO MANY PEOPLE ABSOLUTELY ADORED IT, THOUGH, so chances are high that you will, too. Joan’s writing is very unique, and if you love (heavily) metaphor-infused prose, then I’d wager Descendant of the Crane is the right book for you.

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Small Town Hearts by Lillie Vale

Small Town Hearts by Lillie ValeI was incredibly fortunate to receive an early copy of this book from the author herself (Lillie is so sweet!), but sadly, it didn’t entirely win me over, and I found myself looking forward to finishing it pretty early on.

I really liked the setting, though, as well as the writing (that fit this book’s tone so well), the exploration of friendships, and depiction of their transience, the summer vibes, and the general I-wish-I-could-beam-myself-to-this-town-right-now-feeling that it inspired in me.

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Want & Ruse by Cindy Pon 🍚

Want (Want #1) by Cindy Pon

Ruse (Want #2) by Cindy PonI’m ashamed to admit that I have not, in fact, read Want yet. But I’m so excited that this little oversight of mine means that I get to read it for #YARC2019!

Why that’s so exciting, you ask? Well, Want is a) set in Taiwan (I’m Taiwanese), b) its sequel, Ruse, has its birthday on March 12 (my birthday), and c) I won a signed & personalized ARC of it!! (Thank you, Cindy! 💜)

All the stars have aligned for me with this series. :’)

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The Wicked King by Holly Black

The Wicked King (The Folk of the Air #2) by Holly Black

I’ve been putting off reading this book for a while now—but I’m going to get to it this month, and successfully stop my procrastinating.

A huge thank you to Alechia for hosting a giveaway, and for generously sending me this book, when I mistakenly chose it, even though it wasn’t a choice! (I’m still highkey mortified.)

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Sprinkles of Dreams - Let's Chat
Are any of these books on your TBR?
Have you read Blood Heir, or The Wicked King? (Let me know all your thoughts!!)
How many books have you read that count towards #YARC2019? 😇

xx, lily - Sprinkles of Dreams
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48 thoughts on “WWW Wednesday #4 // In Which I WWW on a Saturday”

  1. Happy Saturday, Lily!✨I hope you’re having a lovely day, and I really enjoyed reading this post. Both Red, White, & Royal Blue are on my TBR, as is Small Town Hearts! I’m sorry it didn’t win you over 100%- I’m hoping I’ll enjoy it? (Though my hopes are placed mostly in its most adorable cover). I have heard SO MUCH about The Wicked King! And despite my contemporary obsession and tendency to forget fantasy exists, I might just have to read it.

    Again, great post! ❤

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    1. Ahh thank you, Olivia, I’m so glad! ❤

      I think you’ll enjoy Small Town Hearts, and I think you’ll adore Red, White, & Royal Blue!! And ahh have you read The Cruel Prince? I always forget sndfjdksk.

      Thank you so much! I hope you have the best start into the week. 💕💕

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  2. Aww I’m so sorry you didn’t enjoy Descendant of the Crane… It’s one that’s really high on my list because I’ve heard so many good things about it. Plus, it’s an Asian rep book, and I’m all here for those!

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    1. Thank you, Rita, that’s so sweet of you!! 💗

      I’m definitely in the minority with my feelings about DOTC, so chances are high you’ll love it, still! And I’m so happy to hear that you’re passionate about Asian rep in books as well! :’)

      I hope you have a great week! 🌻

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  3. Lovely post, Lily!! OMG I kid you not, my jaw quite literally dropped when I read that you rated Red, White & Royal Blue five stars, LOL. 🙈 I was already incredibly excited for this book, but now I’m a million times more impatient to read it, knowing that you loved it. 😭💖 So glad you enjoyed it that much!!

    Also this is such a coincidence – I recently borrowed Want from the library and am planning on reading it soon! We should totally buddy read it, if you want, hehe. ☺️ I hope January has been going well for you so far! 💓

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    1. Thank you, Dezzy! ☺️ Me too, to be honest. 😂 & I’m sure you’ll love it as well! I’m going to need updates from you, when you read ittt.

      Omg yes, we should!! I’m planning on reading it next (obviously), so let me know what day would work for you to start! 💞

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  4. I was lucky enough to download Blood Heir from net galley! I was wondering why it was ready for download considering this is a highly anticipated release. I’m about a third of the way through but I would love to chat with you about it! I’m already loving the characters and the world they live in.

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  5. I really can’t wait to read Blood Heir, I hope you’re loving it so far! ❤ I also really, really want to read Red, White and Royal Blue, as well as Want, both sound really amazing. I'm glad you loved the first one and hope you will love the second just as well 🙂 ❤

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    1. Ahhh Marie, I really can’t comment on BH just yet, but if you want to chat about it, feel free to DM me. ❤

      Ohhh Red, White and Royal Blue is so, so good, I really can’t scream about it enough! I really think you’ll love it. And I’m so excited to get to the Want series, I haven’t read either yet. 🙈

      I hope you’re having a wonderful weekend, Marie! 🌻

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      1. I’m not reading it so I wouldn’t want any spoilers haha, but I’ll be looking forward to your thoughts 🙂
        I can’t wait to read that one, I hope to soon 😀 Thank you, I hope you are having a lovely weekend, too, ❤

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    1. Aw thank you so much, Tasya! 💗

      I’m really excited for you, but also hesitant to talk more about BH until I’ve finished it … anyway. I hope you’ll like DOTC more than I did, if/when you decide to read it!

      Thank you for your sweet message, and I hope you’re having a lovely weekend! 🌷

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  6. You break all the rules you want! Haha. As someone who only has time to blog on the weekends, I can relate.

    Ooh Want is so good! I hope you really enjoy it. I’m not a big YA dystopia person in general, but I LOVED Want – it’s just so relevant to… everything.

    I haven’t read Heartstopper yet and I don’t know what is wrong with me because I loooove Alice Oseman. I need to get my act together!

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    1. Omg I’m so excited to read Want, and I can’t wait to hear what you think about it, Kat!! 🧡🧡 and the Asian girl on the cover,,, I may have teared up a bit. 😭

      I AIM TO PLEASE. Also, there’s more from where these came from. 😏

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