WWW Wednesday (71) – October 18, 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?

Two Twisted Crowns by Rachel Gillig – 4.5⭐ – This was one of my most anticipated books of the fall, and it didn’t disappoint. The writing was just as enthralling as in One Dark Window, and I really connected with Elm’s story in this one. I also loved getting to know more about the Nightmare and the magic system of this world. I’ll definitely be picking up whatever Gillig publishes next because I enjoyed this duology so much! See all my thoughts in my review.

10 Things That Never Happened by Alexis Hall – 3.75⭐ – This was yet another witty, humorous story from Alexis Hall. The fake amnesia plot was hilarious. Although, it did drag on a bit too long, which made the ending seem rushed. The grumpy/sunshine vibes and forced proximity were great, and I loved pretty much all the supporting characters. See all my thoughts in my review.

Starling House by Alix E. Harrow – 4.25⭐ – The gothic vibes of this book were absolute perfection. I loved that the house was a character on its own, and the ending took me by surprise. The only thing I didn’t love was how often the characters were described as ugly. It felt repetitive after a while and began to pull me out of the story each time it was mentioned. Overall, I enjoyed the book and Harrow’s writing. This would make a great spooky season read.

Daughter of Redwinter by Ed McDonald – 5⭐ – I enjoyed this re-read just as much as the first time. The magic system was so cool, and I’m super curious about the history of this world. I’m excited to be moving on to the sequel.

The Spells We Cast by Jason June – 3⭐ – This was a cute YA romance with lots of fun magic. Unfortunately, it was a middling read for me. The plot felt rushed and all over the place, and the romance was fated insta-love, which I’m not a huge fan of. The world-building was also a bit shoddy. I did like the characters, though, and the fast pace kept me engaged. There’s also a magical ice horse with so much attitude.

What are you currently reading?

Traitor of Redwinter by Ed McDonald (5%) – I don’t really have anything to report about this one because I’ve only finished one chapter so far. It seems to be setting up a new conflict, and the dream sequence at the beginning has some fascinating implications.

Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas (20%) – I’m finally starting this series, and I’m enjoying it more than ACOTAR so far. I really like the main character. She’s kind of bad ass, and I love her confidence and her attitude. The idea of the competition to become the king’s champion is interesting, and I’m curious to see how things play out between all the competitors.

The Unmaking of June Farrow by Adrienne Young (9%) – I’m so intrigued by this book. The first few chapters have been really good. The writing is beautiful, and the premise of following a woman’s descent into madness/psychosis is so fascinating. Although, I get the sense there’s more going on than meets the eye. I’m looking forward to seeing how it all unravels.

What will you read next?

Dark Moon, Shallow Sea by David R. Slayton, Midnight Strikes by Zeba Shahnaz, Curious Tides by Pascale Lacelle

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!

12 thoughts on “WWW Wednesday (71) – October 18, 2023

  1. I’m not sure if my comment went through on my phone.. anyways, if it did, feel free to delete one!

    I’m so glad that Two Twisted Thrones lived up to your expectations! I’m so excited for that one and can’t wait to read it. Happy reading!

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