WWW Wednesday (54) – June 21, 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?

We Could Be So Good by Cat Sebastian – 4.75⭐ – I loved this book! The setting of the 1950’s news room was fantastic, and the characters were lovable and a great match. Also, there was a cat! What’s not to love? Check out my review for all my thoughts.

To Shape a Dragon’s Breath by Moniquill Blackgoose – ??⭐ – I haven’t quite settled on a rating for this one yet. There were so many things I liked about this book. The exploration of colonialism from an indigenous perspective was illuminating to read. The dragons were fun, and the magic was interesting and unique. However, the world-building had a steep learning curve, and the narrative voice felt a bit too detached from the story for me to get emotionally invested. The story also got a bit repetitive and didn’t really seem to go anywhere by the end. It largely felt like setup for the rest of the series.

Darkhearts by James L. Sutter – 3.25⭐ – This book was so dramatic. lol. The main character was intensely unlikable for most of the book, and I’m fairly certain he was in the budding stages of a personality disorder. I still enjoyed the book, though, because the love interest, Chance, was such a sweetheart, and I’m a sucker for stories about celebrities dealing with relationship drama amidst the turmoil of their fame. See all my thoughts in my review!

The Honeys by Ryan La Sala – 3⭐ – I enjoyed most of this book quite a bit. The creepy summer camp was a whole vibe, and I loved the mystery and horror of it all. It was also a great exploration of the impacts of grief as well as the pitfalls of toxic gender expectations, especially among boys. The twist at the end ruined it for me, though. I didn’t just not like it. I actively hated it. It took what could have been an intensely personal story about grief and shifted the focus to a pointless external cabal.

What was my favorite of the week? My favorite this week was We Could Be So Good. If you enjoy MM historical romance, this is definitely one you don’t want to miss.

What are you currently reading?

Perilous Times by Thomas D. Lee (33%) – I’m slowly making my way through this one. It paints a bleak picture of the future because of climate change and mixes that with some very fascinating Arthurian legend. I’m definitely curious to see where it is all headed.

Three Meant To Be by MN Bennet (50%) – I’m a bit obsessed with this book. The main character is so grumpy, and I love it. The contrast between him and his love interest is really fun to read, and the commentary on the education system is timely and important. I’m very excited to meet all the students, but I haven’t quite gotten to that bit yet. I’ll keep you all updated when I do because all the promo the author has done about them has me so excited to meet them all.

Her Majesty’s Royal Coven by Juno Dawson (11%) – I just started this buddy read with Celeste and am not too far into it. The first chapter left us both sad. Animal death is never fun to read. 🙁 The world-building is cool so far, and I’m definitely interested in learning more about the war and the prophecy of the world’s doom. I’m cautiously optimistic that I will love this one.

The Will of the Many by James Islington (55%) – I managed to read a little more of this one and am still enjoying it. I was SHOCKED by the reveal of the identity of Ulciscor’s wife. I’m going to try to finish it up this week, but we’ll see.

What will you read next?

I plan to read the last book on my TBR and a July ARC. Then I will hopefully have time for a re-read to prep for an upcoming sequel.

The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde, A Rulebook for Restless Rogues by Jess Everlee, The City of Dusk by Tara Sim

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!

2 thoughts on “WWW Wednesday (54) – June 21, 2023

  1. Yes, Her Majesty’s Royal Coven’s opening chapter was sad. T_T What are your thoughts on The Will of the Many so far? Worth getting? Though I haven’t seen many reviews of it, the ones I skimmed through (mainly just for the rating, haha) had a lot of praise for it. I have some small FOMO with that one.

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