WWW Wednesday (49) – April 12, 2023

Hello, everyone! It’s Wednesday! That means it is time for another WWW Wednesday, a weekly meme hosted by Sam @ Taking On A World of Words. I’ll be answering the following questions:

  1. What did you read last?
  2. What are you currently reading?
  3. What will you read next?

What did you read last?

A Conjuring of Light by V. E. Schwab – 4.75⭐ – This was a great conclusion to the trilogy. Where was this captivating storytelling in the second book? lol. I loved this one, though, and thought all of the setup paid off better than I expected it would. There was plenty of action, and the villain was really cool. It was just a really solid ending.

Bitter Medicine by Mia Tsai – 4⭐ – I liked this one, but I didn’t love it quite as much as I wanted to. The world-building was really interesting, and the characters were cool. My favorite thing about it was probably the magic system, which was partly based on calligraphy. However, it all just felt a bit rough, and I never got a good grasp on the world.

Cross Fire by Fonda Lee – 4.25⭐ – I liked this conclusion to the duology a bit more than the first book. It was still good sci fi fun, but there was a bit more politics and alien interaction than the first book. Just as with Lee’s other works, it had its moments of ripping my heart out, and the character work was very good.

The Bone Shard War by Andrea Stewart – 5⭐ – This was a stunning conclusion to The Drowning Empire trilogy. See my review for all my thoughts!

Spell Bound by F.T. Lukens – 4.5⭐ – This was such an adorable read that tackled grief, the harms of gate-keeping, and self-acceptance in an approachable and entertaining way. I was seriously in cuteness overload at some parts of this book (THE CAT!!!), and the frenemies to lovers romance was one of the sweetest things I’ve ever read.

The Perfect Crimes of Marian Hayes by Cat Sebastian – 4⭐ – This was another hilarious historical romance by Cat Sebastian. These disaster bisexuals had me laughing out loud. This book continues the story from The Queer Principles of Kit Webb and followed two of the side characters from that book as they fall in love while trying to figure out what to do after Marian murdered someone. I loved the entire cast from these books and had a great time listening to them.

What was my favorite of the week? My favorite of the week was The Bone Shard War. I love this series so much, and this book provided a great conclusion to the story.

What are you currently reading?

If I See You Again Tomorrow by Robbie Couch (20%) – I’m enjoying this YA time loop romance so far. There’s a therapy scene in the first chapter that I really liked, and it has handled the emotional ramifications of being trapped in a time loop very well.

Cataclysm by Lydia Kang (16%) – I haven’t wanted to put this one down since I started it last night. I’m so scared some of my favorite characters from this phase aren’t going to make it out alive.

The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater (9%) – This is interesting so far, but I’m not far enough along to really have an opinion yet.

What will you read next?

I didn’t get to the new Blake release last week. So, it is still on my list for this week along with an overdue ALC and one of my readathon books.

One for My Enemy by Olivie Blake, Engines of Chaos by R. S. Ford, Paladin’s Grace by T. Kingfisher

I hope you’ve all had a great week! What have you been reading? Have you read any of these books? If so, what did you think? Let me know in the comments!

10 thoughts on “WWW Wednesday (49) – April 12, 2023

  1. That’s a great week’s reading. I really want to read the Fonda Lee duology. I’m glad that you enjoyed Conjuring of Light as I loved it

  2. Yay, I’m so glad that Schwab’s series ended on a high note for you 😃 That’s been one of my favourite series for a long time now although it’s also been a while since I last read it, lol. Might do a re-read this year! Also glad to see that you really enjoyed Spell Bound although sad to hear that Bitter Medicine was a little disappointing—those are two titles I can’t wait to read. I also saw Blake’s newest release going for 99p on Kindle and immediately scooped it up even though I *still* haven’t read any of her books yet, lol. I hope you enjoy all your reads, Chris. I can’t wait to start our buddy read on Monday 🥰

  3. Wow, you had a pretty great reading week!! So glad that so many of us are feeling the same about Bone Shard War! Such an amazing book. I’m glad you are enjoying Schwab’s work too because I love that series!! I hope you have an amazing week!

    • I loved Bone Shard War. It was such a fantastic ending to the series. I’m gonna miss these characters. Schwab’s trilogy had a great ending too. I liked it a lot and am looking forward to the new book coming later this year.

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