WWW Wednesday (66) – September 13, 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?

This has been an unusual reading week. I DNF’d not one, but two, books, which is practically unheard of. I hated ASSISTANT TO THE VILLAIN by Hannah Nicole Maehrer so fucking much. The writing was bad, and the story was really disjointed. The villain wasn’t villainy enough, and the book seemed like it was trying too hard to be funny. It didn’t help that the MC was constantly fawning over the villain in a really over the top way. The frog was the best thing about this book, and I honestly wanted to be holding one of his little Halp! signs the entire time I was reading. I also DNF’d THE MYSTERY AT DUNVEGAN CASTLE by T.L. Huchu this week. I didn’t love the first two books in this series, but I thought they were entertaining enough to give this one a try. I didn’t dislike this book. I just found myself not caring about it at all. So, I moved on and might come back to it at a later date.

Herc by Phoenicia Rogerson – 3.75⭐ – This was such a really cool way to tell the story of Heracles. It was emotional and full of heart. I loved getting to see this larger than life man through the eyes of those his life impacted the most. The contemporary voice of the characters felt a bit odd at times considering they all died thousands of years ago, but it did give the book a fun approachability that I appreciated, especially in the audio version. It did start to feel somewhat repetitive towards the end, though, considering most of Herc’s relationships ended the same way. Maybe choosing fewer people to focus on would’ve helped? I’m not sure.

A Market of Dreams and Destiny by Trip Galey – 4⭐ – I ended up really liking this one even though it wasn’t anything like I initially expected. The goblin market was so interesting to learn about, and I adored the two main characters. I was rooting for them both the entire time in their struggle to gain freedom from indentured servitude. Check out my review for all my thoughts.

What are you currently reading?

Stars in Your Eyes by Kacen Callender (21%) – I’m loving this one so far. It follows two men as they navigate stardom after getting cast as the leads in the most anticipated gay romcom of the year. One of them is not new to fame and is a bad boy, while the other is an up and coming actor new to the glitz and glamor of Hollywood. They also both seem to be carrying around some heavy trauma from their childhoods. Oh! It is also enemies to lovers and fake dating, two of my favorite tropes. So, I’ve been eating this up.

Only a Monster by Vanessa Len (25%) – I’m not quite sure what I think of this one yet. I’m intrigued. I was just starting to get my bearings, and then things went a bit off the rails. Now my head is spinning, and I’m not sure where it is headed at all.

What will you read next?

A Nobleman’s Guide to Seducing a Scoundrel by KJ Charles, OverLondon by George Penney & Tony Johnson, Never a Hero by Vanessa Len

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!

7 thoughts on “WWW Wednesday (66) – September 13, 2023

  1. Oh no! I’m sorry to hear that you had two DNFs this week, and particularly that you didn’t like Asssitant to the Villain. I’ve been looking forward to that one!

  2. I feel like if I read Assistant to the Villain I would feel the same way which is why I am avoiding it lol.

  3. Ah, it’s such a bummer to hear that about Assistant to the Villain. I saw a couple of glowing reviews for it and combined with the synopsis, I immediately PO’d it. I hope that I can somehow enjoy it because it’s now sitting in my Kindle library already 😂 I hope you enjoy your current and future reads more!

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