WWW Wednesday: November 18, 2020

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:

  1. What are you currently reading?
  2. What did you recently finish reading?
  3. 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.


Current Reads

  • The Dragon Republic by R.F. Kuang: The sequel to The Poppy War, which put me in such a massive book hangover last month that I couldn’t even get into this one! I’m eager to continue Rin’s story, but my brain apparently needed to fully digest the first book first. Thankfully, my reading has picked back up and I think I’m ready to go back in. Now I’m nervous that this book will cause another book hangover 😅
  • Rebecca by Daphne de Maurier: Look at me reading a classic and actually enjoying it! I’m reading this “classic tale of romantic suspense” for a book club and I think they are part of the reason I’m liking it so much. Our conversations about this book are so much fun and, frankly, hilarious 😂 Still, I can admit that I’m liking the writing style, even if I want to fight half the characters. I’m looking forward to this getting steadily more creepy!
  • Shadows of Winterspell by Amy Wilson: Y’aaaalllll, this book is so whimsical, I love it! This is the Middle Grade Monthly pick for November and it is such a delight. I find it hard to stop myself after reading the section for the week, lol. I mean, I know I could keep reading, but I have a bad habit of immediately yeeting book information from my brain once I finish it. I’m trying to stick to the schedule so I can actually participate in the chats! This is definitely one of my favorite picks, though, and I never would have heard of it if it weren’t for this book club 💖
  • Blood & Honey by Shelby Mahurin: I finally got a library card for our new local library (we moved in the middle of lockdown, so I couldn’t go and pick one up as soon as we were settled) and I picked up my first hold the other day! I was interested in reading this book as I enjoyed the first one, Serpent & Dove, but not enough for me to actually purchase it. So I’m glad I was able to borrow it and give it a shot. So far, I kind of want to slap every. single. character. Or shake them so they will stop being RIDICULOUS! But I am enjoying myself so… *shrug*

Recently Finished

Rating: 3 out of 5.

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Rating: 3 out of 5.
  • No Truth Left to Tell by Michael McAuliffe: This is one of the books that had been on my Currently Reading shelf the longest. The sense of accomplishment I felt when I finally finished it was immense! It wasn’t like it was a long book or even a bad one… it was just in a genre that I’m slowly learning is not my cup of tea. Still, I enjoyed the plot and I thought the end packed a punch. You can read my full review HERE.
  • Dragon Pearl by Yoon Ha Lee: This was the Middle Grade Monthly pick for October which I, unfortunately, didn’t finish until November 😅 Book hangovers are no joke, y’all! Once I shook off the funk and dived back in, though, I practically flew through this book! It was so good! I was rooting for Min from beginning to end and I loved watching her on her journey. I’m a little sad this is a standalone because I would love to follow Min on all of her adventures!
  • The Black Sky by Timothy D. Minneci: This was the other book that was on my Currently Reading list for an embarrassingly long time, heh. Though I ended up enjoying it, I think it suffered from the same thing as No Truth Left to Tell… it wasn’t my cup of tea. I mean, it is sci-fi, but it has a more militaristic leaning that, while interesting, kind of turned me off. I dunno… I’m still compiling my thoughts on this one.

What’s Next

  • White Fox by Sara Faring: In an attempt to work on my Netgalley shelf (😬), I want to pick up this creepy sounding book soon. I wanted to read it during spooky season, but time just got away from me. It sounds properly frightening, though, and I’m looking forward to finally picking it up! A missing mom, a mysterious island, strange clues hidden in screenplay… it promises to be an interesting ride.
  • The Cousins by Karen M. McManus: Ooooohhhh yeeeaaaaah, it’s time for another #TheWriteReads tour! And this time it’s for one of my most anticipated books of the year! Karen M. McManus is swiftly becoming one of my favorite thriller authors. I’ve heard nothing but good things during this tour, so far, so I’m extra excited to read this one!

That’s it for another WWW Wednesday! What have you read recently? What are some books up next on your TBR? Let me know in the comments!

And, as always, happy reading!

WWW Wednesday: October 7, 2020

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:

  1. What are you currently reading?
  2. What did you recently finish reading?
  3. 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.


Current Reads

  • The Dragon Republic by R.F. Kuang: I recently participated in a buddy read for The Poppy War, the first book in this series, and I NEED TO KNOW WHAT HAPPENS NEXT! So I immediately got my hands on a copy of The Dragon Republic. I’m not terribly far into it, but, so far, it’s just as good as the first book. I finally understand why this series is so popular!
  • Dragon Pearl by Yoon Ha Lee: There’s a very dragon-y theme going on here 😂 I picked up this middle grade book because it’s the October pick for Middle Grade Marvels! We’re having our first group discussion this weekend, so I want to make sure I’m caught up. So far, I’m really enjoying this!

Recently Finished

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Rating: 4 out of 5.
  • The Poppy War by R.F. Kuang: UUUUUGH, THIS BOOK! It was not an easy book to read in various parts but damn was it good! My heart was destroyed multiple times and how did I react to that? By immediately picking up the next book in the series so I could have it destroyed all over again, lol. I’ll have a full review coming soon!
  • Keeper of the Lost Cities by Shannon Messenger: This was the September pick for Middle Grade Marvels and I ended up enjoying it! Did I finish it when I was supposed to? NOPE. I have to admit that the first part kind of dragged for me and I fell behind with the reading schedule 😅 Then I had so many books to read for tours that it kind of got stuck on the backburner. The second half of this book, though, definitely captured my interest! It was fun and fast-paced and it made me interested in continuing the series.

What’s Next

  • The Company of Demons by Michael Jordan: In an attempt to catch up on my physical ARCs, I’ll be be picking this one up that I received… an embarrassingly long time ago 😬 It’s a mystery that sounds like it will be dark and twisty, so it’s perfect for this time of year. And I really enjoyed the first few chapters I read when it was on BookishFirst, so I’m hoping I’ll like it!
  • Sentience by Courtney P. Hunter: This is another physical ARC, but I received this one much more recently! It’s a sci-fi novel that sounds like it’s going to mess with my mind in the best of ways. There’s a dangerous competition, there are AI who have no idea they are AI, and it seems like it’s going to be incredible! I’m looking forward to reading this one very soon!

Thus wraps up another WWW Wednesday! What have you read recently? What are some books up next on your TBR? Let me know in the comments!

And, as always, happy reading!

Book Blogger Hop: Sep 4 – 10

The Book Blogger Hop was originally created by Crazy-For-Books and is currently being hosted by Coffee Addicted Writer. Every Friday, a new question is posted for book bloggers to answer in the coming week. The purpose of the hop is connection and community. You can discover new blogs to follow, new books to read, and you may end up with some new followers, as well!

This Week’s Question

 What book or books are you going to read on Labor Day weekend?

This week’s prompt submitted by Billy @ Coffee Addicted Writer.


Alas, I have to work this weekend and on Labor Day, so I’m not sure how much reading I’ll get to do 😩 That being said, there are three books that I’ve just started so, when I do get reading time, they will be the ones I pick up!

The Poppy War by R.F. Kuang

I know, I know. I’m finally reading one of the more popular books in the bookish community. I’ve been wanting to read this book since I first discovered it existed. It sounds dark and compelling and, so far, it’s incredible! The writing and the characters (especially Rin!) have completely caught my interest. I’m excited, yet nervous, to dive deeper into this book. I know it’s based on a real, tragic event in Chinese history (the Rape of Nanjing) so I know it’s gonna get dark. Definitely check trigger warnings if you’re thinking of reading this one, as well.

Legendborn by Tracy Deonn

Y’alllllll, I started this one a couple of days ago and I am in love! I’m reading this as part of the Hear Our Voices blog tour and I’m so excited to get to ramble on about this book! The magic is so graphic and intriguing. I’m enjoying getting to learn about the rules alongside our main character, Bree. Who is incredible, btw. Oh, and, can we talk about Nick?! Ugh… this book is going to be a fave, I can already tell.

Keeper of the Lost Cities by Shannon Messenger

I’m reading this as part of the Middle Grade Marvels group (come join us!) and, hoo-boy, is this fast-paced! There’s a lot going on in just the first few chapters. I feel as dazzled as the protagonist, Sophie, lol! Still, I’m enjoying the world being built and this is definitely a fun read. And, even though this is a thicker middle grade, I feel like it’s going incredibly fast!

Those are the books I’m currently focused on and, I have to say, they are really kicking the month off right! The hardest part is putting one down to pick a different one up 😂


Are you planning on snatching some reading time this weekend? What will you be reading if you do find the time? Let me know in the comments!

And, as always, happy reading!

WWW Wednesday: Sept 2, 2020

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:

  1. What are you currently reading?
  2. What did you recently finish reading?
  3. 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.

Current Reads

  • Legendborn by Tracy Deonn: I’ve only read the first few chapters of this book about literal Black Girl Magic and I’m already hooked. I have no idea what’s going on, but I am invested! I love Bree, I’m really enjoying Tracy Deonn’s writing, and there’s already a mystery that I’m desperate to solve. I’m excited to continue!
  • The Poppy Wars by R.F. Kuang: Okay, so I’ve been meaning to read this book for what feels like ages. So I joined a buddy read to give myself the kick in the rear that I needed. I would say “Why did no one tell me this book was incredible?!” but, like… pretty much everyone in the bookish community I follow has sooooo… my bad. I’m only six chapters in and I’m already completely wrapped up in this story! Rin is so ruthless, y’all, and I kind of love it.

Recently Finished

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Rating: 5 out of 5.
  • The Faithless Hawk by Margaret Owen: The perfect end to an incredible duology. This is definitely going to end up in my top ten of the year! I love Fie, I love Jas, I love Tavin (in that order, mind) and I loved watching them grow throughout this series. This book made me feel a lot of feelings which I have a hard time describing coherently, so check out my review to see how I truly felt. It mostly boils down to PLEASE READ THIS BOOK NOW, THANK YOU.
  • Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia: Ugggghhhh, I will never look at mushrooms the same again 🤢🤢🤢 This book was so good, though! It was creepy and dark and disgusting and just everything I want from a horror novel! I also really enjoyed Noemi as a protagonist. She’s smart, she’s clever, and she knows how to work with what she has. This was the perfect book to get me in the mood for spooky season!
  • All Systems Red by Martha Wells: Okay, um, I did not go into this book thinking I would become obsessed with a sarcastic, socially awkward android who just wants to watch daytime television BUT HERE WE ARE. I would die for Murderbot and I can’t wait to read the rest of this series! I am actually actively making myself ignore the other novellas because I have so many books I need to prioritize in September… but it’s hard, y’all 😩

What’s Next

  • Keeper of the Lost Cities by Shannon Messenger: This is the Middle Grade Marvels pick for the month of September. I’ll admit, though I’ve heard of this series numerous times, I don’t know much about it. The synopsis sounds like it’ll be an exciting time, though. And reading/discussing it with a group makes it that much more enjoyable! If you’d like to join in, definitely check out the Middle Grade Marvels announcement!
  • Vampires Never Get Old edited by Zoraida Córdova and Natalie C. Parker: I’m reading this book as part of the Hear Our Voices tour. I’m stupid excited about it! A whole anthology of vampire stories written by some of my favorite authors? Yes, please!

What are you currently reading? Read any new favorites lately? Did you do your own WWW Wednesday? Let me know in the comments!

And, as always, happy reading!

WWW Wednesday: Aug 26, 2020

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:

  1. What are you currently reading?
  2. What did you recently finish reading?
  3. 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.

Current Reads

  • No Truth Left to Tell by Michael McAuliffe: Yeeeaaahhhh…. I’m still reading this one. Honestly, it’s not a bad book. I think it’s well-written and the subject matter is interesting. It just seems like court dramas only work for me if they’re on TV. Shout out to you, Law & Order, in all you iterations! I’ve considered DNFing, but I got this from the publisher and I would really like to finish it and review it.
  • The Black Sky by Timothy D. Minneci: This book I received from the author and it is a trip. It’s definitely action-packed! I’m getting through it at a steady clip, but I keep getting distracted by Trope-ical Readathon books and blog tours 😅 Still, I’m having fun with this one!
  • The Faithless Hawk by Margaret Owen: THIS SEQUEL IS (so far) EVERYTHING I WANTED IT TO BE AND MORE!!! Part of me can barely put it down to do important life stuff and the other part wishes it was going slower because I don’t want it to end. The eternal dilemma with reading a fantastic book, ugh…

Recently Finished

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Rating: 4 out of 5.
  • One of Us is Lying by Karen M. McManus: Y’all, this was quite the ride! I knew this author has a way with sucking you into her mysteries after reading Two Can Keep a Secret, and this book was no different! I will say I guessed the culprit this time, but I still thought the ending was superbly done. My review will be up soon!
  • Small Spaces by Katherine Arden: This was absolutely, deliciously spooky and I loved it! This was the Middle Grade Marvels BOTM for August and, hoo-boy, it did not disappoint! I think pretty much everyone in the group really enjoyed this quick, engaging little book. Now I really want to pick up Dead Voices, the companion book!
  • The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas: This was my audiobook for the month and I enjoyed it immensely. The titular musketeers and their pal, d’Artagnan, are like a rolling disaster just waiting to strike, I swear 😂 I haven’t had that much fun reading a classic in quite some time! Now I’m kind of interested in the sequel, which I didn’t even know existed until Audible brought it up as a suggestion after I finished this one. I’ve heard nothing about it, but I’m still intrigued.

What’s Next

  • Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia: One of the last two books on my Trope-ical Readathon TBR! I do like to take it to the wire, lol. Thankfully, this book isn’t very long and I’m in the mood to be freaked out. So bring on the gothic horror! My body is ready!
  • All Systems Red by Martha Wells: The other unread book on my Trope-ical Readathon TBR! This one is a novella, though, so I’m not too worried about completing it on time. I’ve also heard amazing things about this sci-fi series, so I’m excited to get into it. Let’s end August with a bang, yes?

What are you currently reading? Read any new favorites lately? Did you do your own WWW Wednesday? Let me know in the comments!

And, as always, happy reading!

WWW Wednesday: Aug 19, 2020

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:

  1. What are you currently reading?
  2. What did you recently finish reading?
  3. 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.

Current Reads

  • The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas: I’m making slow but steady progress in this audiobook. I’m really enjoying it, though d’Artagnan is, if not a complete idiot, something very close to it. Man has gotten into so many fights and fallen in love with, like, five different women and I can’t keep up with his D R A M A! And yet I love it 😂
  • One of Us Is Lying by Karen M. McManus: My third Trope-ical Readathon book has officially been started! I’m reading this one for Team Horror/Mystery/Thriller challenge number one, which is to read a book involving dark secrets. And HOO-BOY are there some secrets in this one! I’m only 100 pages in and there are already so many secrets that have been spilled with more broiling under the surface. I’m enjoying it, so far, and it’s definitely going to be a quick read.

Recently Finished

Rating: 4 out of 5.
  • Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn: YOOOO, WHY DOES EVERYONE IN THIS BOOK SUCK???? I was so angry the entire time I was reading this and yet I couldn’t stop! I went into this thinking it wasn’t going to affect me that much because I already knew the big twist. But I did not account for the visceral rage at all the players in this story. UGH! But I did give it 4 stars, soooo… clearly I enjoy pain 😅 Review to come soon!

What’s Next

  • The Faithless Hawk by Margaret Owen: I know, I know… this was on my last WWW Wednesday! I am starting it this week, I promise! I’m so excited to read this and I keep putting it off. It’s the end of our time with Fie and Tavin and Jasimur and… I’m just not ready 😭 Still, I have to bite the bullet since I’m on the TBR and Beyond Blog Tour for this beautiful book. I’m preparing my heart.
  • All Systems Red by Martha Wells: Another Trope-ical Readathon book! This is the one I’m picking up for the Artificial Intelligence challenge for… obvious reasons. It works for the alternate challenge, too, because I have this one in e-book format! I’ve heard nothing but great things about this book and I’m excited to dive into this series.

What are you currently reading? Read any new favorites lately? Did you do your own WWW Wednesday? Let me know in the comments!

And, as always, happy reading!

WWW Wednesday: Aug 12, 2020

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:

  1. What are you currently reading?
  2. What did you recently finish reading?
  3. 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.

Current Reads

  • Small Spaces by Katherine Arden: I just started this spooky little middle grade and I’m really enjoying it so far! Ollie is such an interesting character and her gut instinct to rescue a book speaks to my soul 😂 And it’s already pretty spooky even though I’ve only read the first five chapters. I’m ready for the real scares to begin!
  • Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn: Yup. I’m one of those bookish people who claims to love thrillers yet has never read Gone Girl. Honestly, I have no real reason. It just kept getting pushed back on my TBR! But, now, it’s on my Trope-ical Readathon TBR, so it was time. It’s an easy read, so far. I’m completely engrossed even though I more or less know how this book ends, which is pretty impressive.
  • The Black Sky by Timothy D. Minneci: This is a book that the author approached me about a few months back. It’s a dystopian tale which has pulled me in pretty quickly. There’s some weird shenanigans going on which require our protagonist to battle his way through gang-held Boston, so I’m extra interested! I can’t wait to see how it all turns out.

Recently Finished

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Rating: 4 out of 5.
  • The Beast and the Bethany by Jack Meggitt-Phillips: This book was so much fun! I haven’t laughed out loud because of a book in awhile, but this book produced more than one chuckle. The main characters are so terrible and so relatable all at the same time, lol. I can’t wait for my stop on the tour for #TheWriteReads!
  • A Song of Wraiths and Ruin by Roseanne A. Brown: AHHHHHHH, THIS BOOK WAS SO GOOD! It was atmospheric and rich and made me feel a lot of feelings! And the descriptions of all the beautiful, brown people in here, y’all… it made my heart so happy. My review will be coming once I can make my mind put into words the love my heart has for this story.

What’s Next

  • The Faithless Hawk by Margaret Owen: I’m doing that thing where I keep not picking up a highly anticipated book because I’m S C A R E D. I want it to be as amazing as I’m dreaming it would be and I’m scared it won’t live up to my expectations! But I’m gonna be reading this one next and I know I’m gonna love it.
  • Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia: This is the group book for Team Mystery/Horror/Thriller for the Trope-ical Readathon. It’s also a book I’ve had my eye on for awhile. The cover is gorgeous and the fact that it’s a gothic horror novel has me eager to pick this up! It’s almost spooky season, after all 👻👻👻

What are you currently reading? Read any new favorites lately? Let me know in the comments!

And, as always, happy reading!

WWW Wednesday: Aug 5, 2020

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:

  1. What are you currently reading?
  2. What did you recently finish reading?
  3. 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.

Current Reads

  • No Truth Left to Tell by Michael McAuliffe: Y’all, I’m never going to finish this book 😫 I swear, every time I pick it up, I can only get through a few chapters before I want to read something else! Courtroom thrillers just might not be my thing… But I got this book from the publisher so I am going to finish it.
  • A Song of Wraiths and Ruin by Roseanne A. Brown: Remember how I said every time I started reading the last book, I wanted to pick up something else? It’s because of this book. THIS BOOK IS SO. GOOD! I just want to hide from all my responsibilities until I’m done reading this beautiful thing! I would fight for both Karina and Malik. Seriously. Just throw down with whomever. I can’t wait to finish this one!
  • The Three Muskateers by Alexandre Dumas: I downloaded this audiobook after finishing The Count of Monte Cristo because A) I really loved that book and this one is by the same author and B) the same narrator performs this audiobook and his voice is just *chef’s kiss* I’ve been listening to it at work, so I’m not terribly far into it, but I’m liking it!

Recently Finished

Rating: 3 out of 5.

Rating: 3 out of 5.

Rating: 3 out of 5.

Rating: 4 out of 5.
  • The Bone Ships by R.J. Barker: I FINALLY FINISHED THIS! How pumped are we?! Well… I’m super excited. This book was a bit of a slog at the beginning and I ended up giving up on the e-book. Once I picked up the audiobook, however, I was completely sucked in! You can read my full review HERE.
  • The Call of the Wild by Jack London: This was another audiobook I downloaded mostly because of the narrator. Hint: it’s the same guy who narrated The Count of Monte Cristo and The Three Muskateers. It’s a short, little classic which was compelling but, holy shit, the animal abuse 😬 Still, it kept my interest and I ended up enjoying the experience.
  • Thomas Wildus and the Book of Sorrows by J.M. Bergen: This book has a super fun premise that I was instantly drawn to. It was a good book, but it definitely wasn’t as engaging as I had hoped. There were a lot of conveniences that I had a hard time getting past! My full review will be up soon.
  • Crossings by Alex Landragin: This was such a weird, interesting book! I love the fact that there is an alternate way to experience the story: you can read it from front to back or follow the Baroness reading, which skips you around the various stories. I read it the traditional way, but I think I might try it again reading it as the Baroness intended. My full review will be up soon!

What’s Next

  • The Beast and the Bethany by Jack Meggitt-Phillips: I’m on a #TheWriteReads blog tour for this middle grade novel. I honestly don’t know much about it, but it looks and sounds like it’s going to be a fun time! I’m excited to pick it up.
  • The Faithless Hawk by Margaret Owen: MY MOST ANTICIPATED SEQUEL OF THE YEEEEEAAAARRRR! And I’m on the TBR and Beyond Tours book tour for it!! I am both excited and scared to read this. Excited because I know I’m going to devour it. Scared because the author keeps hinting at THINGS on Twitter and my heart can’t take it!
  • Small Spaces by Katherine Arden: I’ll be reading this spooky middle grade for the Middle Grade Marvels book club in August and I’m so pumped! This book has been on my TBR for months and I’m eager to dig in. Plus, how often do you get to read middle grade horror?

What are you currently reading? Read any new favorites lately? Let me know in the comments!

And, as always, happy reading!

WWW Wednesday: Jul 22, 2020

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:

  1. What are you currently reading?
  2. What did you recently finish reading?
  3. 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.

Current Reads

  • Thomas Wildus and the Book of Sorrows by J.M. Bergen: This is one of two books I’ve been reading throughout the month of July for the Middle Grade Marvels group! So far, I have to say I’m not as wrapped up in this one as I was with the other. It’s got an interesting premise, but I find myself a little bored. Still, the last section we read was a bit more exciting, so I’m hoping it has a strong finish!
  • No Truth Left to Tell by Michael McAuliffe: I was sent this book by the publisher and have been trying to read it this entire month. Blog tour books and ARCs have just been getting in it’s way! I have started it and what I’ve read so far has been interesting. It’s a legal thriller, which isn’t my typical read, but the subject matter hits close to home and I want to see how it ends.
  • The Bone Ships by R.J. Barker: My ARC of shame… I’ve been reading this bad boy since 2019. September of 2019, to be exact. I have an e-ARC of it but, frankly, I would fall asleep every time I picked it up. But it’s on my Netgalley shelf and I refuse to let it rot there, throwing off my ratio! I decided to give the audiobook a try since I had an Audible credit just hanging out and, so far, it’s going much better than last time! Wish me luck.

Recently Finished

Rating: 3 out of 5.

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Rating: 4 out of 5.
  • Voice of War by Zack Argyle: This was a book I read for a blog tour run by Storytellers on Tour. Though it was definitely a fast-paced read with an interesting magic system, I had some issues with the language used to describe a fat character. You can read my full review here.
  • The Ship of Shadows by Maria Kuzniar: This is a book I read for a #TheWriteReads Ultimate Blog Tour. It’s a middle grade fantasy that features women pirates, thrilling adventures, and cake! I absolutely adored this book and think the target audience would love it even more than I did. You can read my full review here.
  • Knightmare Arcanist by Shami Stovall: And this one I read for yet another #TheWriteReads Ultimate Blog Tour! Sensing a theme, yet? We’ve moved up to young adult, but we’re still squarely in fantasy. I read this book in one day and completely enjoyed the experience! Also, I would like my own mystical creature to bond with now, please and thank you. You can read my full review here.
  • The Jumbies by Tracey Baptiste: I literally just finished this book right before I sat down to write this post. This was the other book we are reading in the Middle Grade Marvels group and, y’all, I loved it! It was so much fun and plenty spooky, with folklore from the Caribbean woven in. No review, as of yet, but it will be coming soon!

What’s Next

  • Crossings by Alex Landragin: This is a weird little book that I snatched up on a whim from Netgalley when it was in Read Now status. I’m not sure if an ebook is the best format in which to read this one as it apparently has some interesting way of reading it, but I’m going to give it a shot!

What are you currently reading? Read any new favorites lately? Let me know in the comments!

And, as always, happy reading!

WWW Wednesday: Jul 8, 2020

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:

  1. What are you currently reading?
  2. What did you recently finish reading?
  3. 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.

Current Reads

  • The Jumbies by Tracey Baptiste: I’m reading this book as part of the Middle Grade Marvels book club and it’s incredibly hard sticking with the reading schedule! It’s such an interesting and fun story and the setting is richly invoked. I can’t wait to get back into it!
  • Thomas Wildus and the Book of Sorrows: This is another book I’m reading as part of the Middle Grade Marvels group! (Which, btw, you should all totally join) I just started this one because ya girl packed her copy and just found it yesterday, heh. That being said, so far I’m enjoying the journey!
  • Voice of War by Zack Argyle: This is a fantasy novel I’m reading for a blog tour run by Storytellers on Tour. It’s definitely got me intrigued, so far, and the world-building is pretty on point. I’m excited to continue this one, as well.
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