WWW Wednesday (55) – June 28, 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?

Perilous Times by Thomas D. Lee – 4.25⭐ – This was such a unique take on Arthurian legend. I loved that the usually gallant heroes were quite a bit grittier than expected, and throwing them all at the apocalypse in the hope of them maybe making a difference was equal parts bleak AF and hilarious. You can see all my thoughts about this one in my review.

Three Meant To Be by MN Bennet – 4.25⭐ – I loved the characters in this book so much. The magical academy setting was fun, and I enjoyed getting to see the students learn how to use their powers and work as a team. Dorian, the grumpy telepathic teacher, was also a delight, and I found myself laughing at all his miserable reactions to the chaos of his students and his love life. In general, this book was hilarious with plenty of cock jokes thanks to King Clucks, the sassiest rooster around. lol. I cannot wait to see what Dorian and his students get up to next! See all my thoughts in my review.

Her Majesty’s Royal Coven by Juno Dawson – 3⭐ – This book was mostly a miss for me. So many of the characters felt like caricatures, and a lot of the dialogue felt preachy and unnaturally clinical. I liked the world-building though, for the most part, and THAT ENDING convinced me to pick up the sequel from the library. I also think the messaging in the book was on point and important, but I just didn’t click with the delivery.

The Henchmen of Zenda by KJ Charles – 4⭐ – I’m a huge fan of KJ Charles because there’s always a good mix of historical adventure and romance to the story. This was no exception. I liked the characters, and the romance was initially pretty slow burn. It eventually got to some pretty steamy stuff too, though, which was fun.

What was my favorite of the week? My favorite this week was Three Meant To Be. It was pretty difficult to choose this week because I enjoyed Perilous Times too. Three Meant To Be just made me care so damn much for those kids that it had me both laughing and crying. Also, King Clucks… enough said.

What are you currently reading?

A Power Unbound by Freya Marske (26%) – Anyone who has followed this blog for a while will know I am OBSESSED with this series. I stalked NetGalley for months waiting for Tordotcom to post this book. Then I stared longingly at it every day it was on my requests shelf. Well. I finally got approved for it and dove right in immediately. I’m loving it so far. I loved the dynamic between Hawthorn and Alan in A Restless Truth, and they get to really shine in this one since they are the two POVs. I also really like that it is an ensemble cast that brings together all the characters from the previous two books.

Spellbound by Allie Therin (56%) – I don’t remember how this book got onto my TBR, but I’m glad it did. I love the setting of New York during prohibition, and I like both of the main characters. They have great chemistry together, and the romance has been agonizingly slow burn so far. I still feel like the magic system is a bit nebulous and would like a little more explanation, but I’ve found the psychometry aspect really interesting.

The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde (5%) – I don’t really have an opinion on this one yet since I’ve only read the first chapter. I’m not usually a huge fan of classics, but I really like the prose in this so far. I’ve already had the urge to annotate several lines, which is not something I do a lot. So, I’m hoping I’ll continue to love this one.

The Will of the Many by James Islington (71%) – I still haven’t finished this one, but I did make a bit of progress. I am so curious about what is going on with the ruins. I NEED ANSWERS!!!

What will you read next?

I plan to read a couple of July ARCs and start my re-read of The City of Dusk as my leisure read once I finish up The Will of the Many.

A Rulebook for Restless Rogues by Jess Everlee, The Jasad Heir by Sara Hashem 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!

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