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:
- What did you read last?
- What are you currently reading?
- What will you read next?
What did you read last?
The Midnight Kingdom by Tara Sim – 4.25⭐ – This was a great sequel with compelling character arcs and stunning world-building. If you like your fantasy dark and chonky with a sprinkling of deranged gods bent on achieving ultimate power, be sure to check out this series. See all my thoughts in my review.
Blue Lily, Lily Blue by Maggie Stiefvater – 4.5⭐ – I continue to love this series. The writing is just so atmospheric, and I find the connections to Welsh history and myth really fascinating. I’m super curious to see who was asleep in the caves and how all this is going to end.
New Adult by Timothy Janovsky – 4⭐ – I enjoyed this best friends to lovers romcom. It portrayed the phase of new adulthood really well and illustrated the struggle of trying to find the balance between pursuing one’s dreams, becoming a self-sufficient, productive adult, and maintaining connections to those you love. The time travel element also added second chance romance vibes to the story, which I enjoyed. Overall, another solid outing for this author.
Nophek Gloss by Essa Hansen – 4.75⭐– I didn’t really know what to expect when going into this one. This book was wild. There were tons of aliens, ships that could create their own universe, and a boy hell bent on revenge and taking down the corrupt system that enslaved him. The found family vibes were great, too, and I quickly fell in love with the entire crew.
My Roommate Is a Vampire by Jenna Levine – 3.75⭐ – The plot of this book was absolute nonsense. This girl just straight up ignored a billion red flags to avoid inconveniencing her friends, and the resolution of the final conflict was laughable. That being said, I loved a lot about this book. Frederick was an absolute cinnamon roll, and I had so much fun watching Cassie try to teach him how to fit in with the modern world. The best thing about the book was the inclusion of their letters to each other. Their correspondence as they got to know each other was really adorable. If you are looking for something with strong supernatural vibes, this probably isn’t it, though.
Lion’s Legacy by L. C. Rosen – 4⭐ – I’m not going to say much about this one because I plan to (hopefully) have a review ready tomorrow. I will say it was pretty much exactly what I expected when I first saw that it was Indiana Jones but gay. I honestly cannot believe I bought and read this one in less than a week. Who even am I when a book doesn’t languish on mount TBR for at least a month (okay… year(s) is probably more realistic)? lol.
What are you currently reading?
Assistant to the Villain by Hannah Nicole Maehrer (14%) – I’m not quite sure what I think about this one yet. The writing could definitely have used a bit more editing, but it does have a fun stream of consciousness vibe to it. There’s plenty of humor, but it also just feels like too much at times. The female main character comes across as chronically, incessantly horny for the evil dude, which is her main personality trait so far. It has already become repetitive and a little annoying, but the premise is interesting enough to keep me engaged despite the flaws. There’s also Kingsley. I really hope there is more of him as the book progresses.
Herc by Phoenicia Rogerson (16%) – This is such a really unique way of telling the story of Heracles. It shows him through the eyes of those closest to him, and I’ve already gotten emotional even though I’m not too far into it.
A Market of Dreams and Destiny by Trip Galey (11%) – I’m liking this one so far. I had fun exploring the market with the characters, and their meet cute being orchestrated by a talking cat was kind of adorable. It is a bit darker than I expected from the cover, though, and reading about the indentured child workers being injured and tortured made me uncomfortable, as it should. I’m definitely curious to see where the story is headed, though.
What will you read next?
A Nobleman’s Guide to Seducing a Scoundrel by KJ Charles, Masters of Death by Olivie Blake, The Mystery at Dunvegan Castle by T. L. Huchu
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!