WWW Wednesday (64) – August 30, 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?

Thornhedge by T. Kingfisher – 5⭐ – I loved this novella. It was such a unique take on the sleeping beauty story. Kingfisher’s writing was gorgeous, as usual. So, if you are in the mood for a short fairy tale retelling, be sure to pick this one up.

Project Hail Mary by Andy Weir – 4.75⭐ – I’ve had this book on my TBR since I first started blogging, and I can see why it got so much praise when it was first released. It was easy to read while also having tons of cool science in it. I liked the split timeline, and the main character was down to Earth and super smart. I liked his average dude becomes a hero vibes. Also, ROCKY!!!!! I just wanted to hug him so bad, even though I’m sure that would have been super painful. lol. I was BAWLING when I thought he was going to stay dead in space and not be able to save his people. His relationship with the main character developed so naturally, and I loved the friendship they built.

The Unbound Empire by Melissa Caruso – 4.75⭐ – How has this series secretly made its way into my favorites? How?! This final book was tense and is probably one of my favorite endings ever (or at least in a while). The villain was detestable, and it was fascinating to see him become more and more of a monster across all the books. There were so many twists in this book, and some of them BROKE MY HEART. I really liked the ending to Amalia’s journey, especially all the growth in her relationship with Zaira. Of course, there was more Kathe in the book, as well. So, how could I not love it. πŸ™‚

Unexpecting by Jen Bailey – 3.5⭐– This queer YA book wasn’t really my cup of tea, but it did have a cute romance subplot and a good message about family. I’m sure some will love it, but I’ve discovered that teen pregnancy stories aren’t really for me, especially when told from the clueless father’s point of view. Check out all my thoughts in my review.

What are you currently reading?

The Midnight Kingdom by Tara Sim (38%) – I’m enjoying this one so far, but it is taking me a while to get through it. There’s a lot going on, and all the different POVs and subplots are making it a bit difficult to sink into the story. Every time I get excited about what’s going on, it shifts to another POV somewhere else. They’re all individually good. I just get frustrated by all the bouncing around.

Blue Lily, Lily Blue by Maggie Stiefvater (10%) – I just started this book yesterday, and I’m loving it. There’s just something about Stiefvater’s writing in these books that I can’t get enough of. They are so atmospheric, and I’m super attached to the characters.

New Adult by Timothy Janovsky (15%) – I’ve enjoyed Janovsky’s other books, and this one is off to a good start. The main character is struggling with what to do about his failing comedy career, all while pining for his best friend/roommate. There’s plenty of humor so far, and I’m curious to see where the story goes.

What will you read next?

My Roommate Is a Vampire by Jenna Levine, Assistant to the Villain by Hannah Nicole Maehrer, A Market of Dreams and Destiny by Trip Galey

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!

8 thoughts on “WWW Wednesday (64) – August 30, 2023

  1. I’m really glad that you ended up loving the Melissa Caruso trilogy. It is one of my favourites and I just love the Crow Lord. I totally agree about the constant shifting of POV in Midnight Kingdom. I didn’t find it as off-putting in this one as I did in the first book though.

    • I didn’t mind the POV shifts so much in the first one because they were all in the same place dealing with different facets of the same problem. Now, they are all separated with very different tasks, and I just get annoyed every time it switches.

      Also, Kathe is the absolute best, and I cannot wait to pick up Caruso’s other trilogy.

  2. Glad your last reads were worth reading minus one that was just okay! It’s always nice to have a good week of reading.

    • I’m looking forward to both of them. Assistant to the Villain sounds like it will be hilarious, and I’ve seen good reviews of My Roommate is a Vampire. So, hopefully this will be a great week. 🀞

  3. This is the second time I’ve seen Thornhedge on today’s Wednesday post and I was just thinking about picking it up earlier today as well, so maybe I should take it as a sign? πŸ˜‚ I’m glad you enjoyed it! I’m super excited to check out Roommate is a Vampire and Assistant to the Villain when it’s outβ€”the latter especially sounds amazing! 😍 I hope you enjoy all your reads and have a great week, Chris!

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