WWW Wednesday (67) – September 20, 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?

Stars in Your Eyes by Kacen Callender (4.5⭐) / OverLondon by George Penney & Tony Johnson (4.5⭐) / A Nobleman’s Guide to Seducing a Scoundrel by KJ Charles (4.25⭐) – In the interest of brevity, I’m just going to say that I really liked all three of these books. If you want to know more of my thoughts, be sure to check out my reviews. Each star rating links to the corresponding review.

Only a Monster by Vanessa Len – 3.75⭐ – I enjoyed listening to this book. It was fast-paced and had a really fascinating premise. I’m not sure that all of the time travel logic was completely sound, though, and I never really understood what drove the monsters to time travel in the first place (other than they craved/enjoyed it) given the deadly consequences. I just wish some things and themes had been explored in a little more depth, but the story was a good time overall.

What are you currently reading?

The Hexologists by Josiah Bancroft (3%) – I just started this one, but I’m very excited to read it. The first line surprised me and completely hooked me.

In These Hallowed Halls by Various Authors (17%) – I’ve read the first two stories in this anthology so far. It is giving me the dark academia vibes I’ve been craving despite the stories being very different. I like the variety and am curious to see what the next story holds.

Never a Hero by Vanessa Len (25%) – I’m enjoying this sequel. It is very fast-paced, and the consequences of the decisions made in the first book are fascinating to contemplate. The premise continues to excite me even though I do wish there was a little bit more depth to the exploration of certain themes.

What will you read next?

Charming Young Man by Eliot Schrefer, A Memory Called Empire by Arkady Martine, Daughter of Redwinter by Ed McDonald (re-read)

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!

9 thoughts on “WWW Wednesday (67) – September 20, 2023

  1. I just bought Daughter of Redwinter on kindle because it was on sale. Such a distinctive cover. And I’m glad you’re enjoying the dark academia anthology so far. That one is sitting in my house, unread so far, as I make more ARC progress.

    • Oh cool! I think you’ll like it. It was good the first time around, and I’m looking forward to re-visiting it. The sequel comes out next month, and I plan to get to the ARC once I finish my re-read.

  2. oooh what an amazing selection of books!! I look forward to your thoughts on a Memory Called Empire and Daughter of Redwinter – they both look and sound amazing!! I hope you enjoy!!

    • Thanks! Daughter of Redwinter is really good. I have a review for it somewhere in my archives. lol. I’m re-reading it before moving on to the sequel, which comes out next month.

      I’ve seen a lot of great things about A Memory Called Empire. So, I’m looking forward to it. 🙂

  3. Glad you are liking Never a Hero so far! I am hoping to get to it soon but want to reread Only a Monster first.

  4. Ooh, I’ve got A Memory Called Empire and Daughter of Redwinter on my TBR and I’m so excited to read both, but also maybe a little intimidated as well, especially about the former. 😂 I’m glad to see you enjoyed KJ Charles’ newest release. I can’t wait to read these books and more Charles!

    • A Memory Called Empire is so damn daunting. I’ve been putting it off, and I might even put it off til another month because I’m just not feeling up to it at the moment. We’ll see. I may give it a go and see if I’m into it.

      Daughter of Redwinter is really good. I’m excited to re-read it before I get to my ARC of the sequel.

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