It’s time for another WWW Wednesday! This is a bookish meme hosted by Taking on a World of Words where bloggers answer the 3 Ws:
- What are you currently reading?
- What did you recently finish reading?
- What do you think you’ll read next?
If you’d like to learn more about any of these books, click on the cover to be taken to the Goodreads page.
- Blood of the Lost Kingdom by Kristin Ward: I’m reading this for a blog tour run by The Write Reads. I read the first book in this series, The Girl of Dorcha Woods, for a Write Reads blog tour, as well. I enjoyed it so much that I jumped on the chance to be on the tour for the second book! So far, I’m loving this one just as much, if not a tad bit more than the first book. Perhaps because our main character, Fiadh, is really coming into her own. I can’t wait to see where it goes.
- Undercover Princess by Connie Glynn: I’m reading this for another The Write Reads blog tour, haha. This one I quite literally just started (as in, I’m on page 5 or something like that), so I can’t really say if I’m liking it or not. The synopsis is promising me a world of politics and badass princesses, though, so I am ready to absolutely love it!
- The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid: The hype for this book was overwhelming and, I’m happy to report that I totally see why. This book was absolutely phenomenal! It gives us a glimpse into Old Hollywood but it’s so much more than that. It’s a look at love and identity and what someone will go through to get what they (think they) want. Evelyn is a wonderfully complex character that leaves you both loving her and wanting to smack her a little bit. And the reveal at the end! Oof… let’s just say this whole book packs a profound punch.
- Winterhouse by Ben Guterson: This was the Middle Grade Marvels pick for February and I had so much fun reading it! I loved all the word games and puzzles sprinkled throughout the story. I loved the wintery atmosphere and the whimsical nature of the story. I loved that it was a little bit spooky and dark, as well. I think my favorite part of this story, though, was the friendship between our main character, Elizabeth, and the Winterhouse’s resident inventory, Freddy. They are so great together and seeing them grow close is heartwarming. Lots of great lessons in this book and the illustrations were a fantastic addition.
- Death on the Nile by Agatha Christie: I’ve come to the conclusion that Poirot books that don’t also include Hastings are not my favorite 😂 Don’t get me wrong, I rather enjoyed this mystery! It was complex and intriguing, even if we didn’t get to the actual crime until halfway through the book. I do love a closed room mystery and Christie is a master at crafting them. The setting was interesting, though, as it is set in Egypt, prepare yourself for some casual racism on the part of the passengers on the cruise. The 1930s were a wild time, y’all… Still, I had a good time with this one, overall. I just miss Hastings!
- Anne of West Philly by Ivy Noelle Weir & Myisha Haynes: I got this graphic retelling of Anne of Green Gables so I could participate in a blog tour run by TBR & Beyond Book Tours. I’m so glad I signed up, too, because it looks adorable! I love the art style and I’m really looking forward to diving into this modern retelling. Look out for my tour post on March 2nd!
- Odriel’s Heirs by Hayley Reese Chow: This is another The Write Reads blog tour read. Are we sensing a theme, here? I really need to calm down on the tours, but they’re all so tempting! Anyways, this fantasy novel was a finalist in last year’s Book Bloggers Novel of the Year Award. I didn’t get to read it as a panelist, so I’m excited to be able to as a tour participant. I’m really looking forward to it as there is fire magic and, according to the synopsis, a snarky cat sidekick. Sign me up!