Welcome to WWW Wednesday! This meme is hosted by Taking on a World of Words. The idea of this meme is to answer three W questions, which are: What are you currently reading? What did you recently finish reading? What do you think you’ll read next?
Let’s start with the most interesting current read as it’s a buddy read. Yup, for the first time I have joined a buddy read, and it’s fun. So it’s a Winner’s Trilogy buddy read (
#FebsCursedKiss) with a bunch of great ladies – Laughing Listener, Fiction No Chaser, Read By Dev, and Bookstorm Girl, Grimmsnaught, Perpetual Fangirl, Tomes of Our Lives, and Undercover Binge Reader. More information you can find here. At the moment we are reading the first book The Winner’s Curse by Marie Rutkoski. I’m 5 chapters ahead of the schedule because I just couldn’t stop reading last night. So far I enjoy this book and it’s getting better and better 🙂 If anyone wishes you still can join us for last two books, as we are finishing the first one in couple of days.
Winning what you want may cost you everything you love…
As a general’s daughter in a vast empire that revels in war and enslaves those it conquers, seventeen-year-old Kestrel has two choices: she can join the military or get married. But Kestrel has other intentions.
One day, she is startled to find a kindred spirit in a young slave up for auction. Arin’s eyes seem to defy everything and everyone. Following her instinct, Kestrel buys him—with unexpected consequences. It’s not long before she has to hide her growing love for Arin.
But he, too, has a secret, and Kestrel quickly learns that the price she paid for a fellow human is much higher than she ever could have imagined.
Set in a richly imagined new world, The Winner’s Curse by Marie Rutkoski is a story of deadly games where everything is at stake, and the gamble is whether you will keep your head or lose your heart.
A couple of days ago I started reading Book of Souls (Gods of Egypt #1) by Nadine Nightingale. I’m 21% in and sadly have to admit it’s a disappointment. I was expecting a fun, adventurous and exciting story with Ancient Egyptian gods and a cool main character who is Angel of Death, however, this book consists only with high school drama, bullying, MC with low self-esteem and non-stop issues, and never-ending pop culture references. I still hope to see some gods and magic.
They call me Angel of Death, but my name is Nisha Blake. I am Shepherdstown’s living urban legend. My life, a tale of the macabre.
People avoid me like the plague. Well, everyone but my friends. They don’t see the Angel of Death when they look at me. They see poor, broken Nisha—the bully victim, suffering from vicious night terrors and vivid hallucinations.
Things take a turn for the worse when Blaze shows up. He’s a too hot, tattooed, bad-ass MMA fighter from London, hell-bent on getting to know me. Since he walked into my miserable life, my hallucinations graduated to a point where I can no longer differentiate between fiction and reality.
I am insane.
Broken beyond repair.
Or so I think until—
I uncover a secret from the past—a link between all the deaths, my hallucinations, and my night terrors. It’s then I understand I’m not the Angel of Death.
I am something else.
Last night after I made myself to stop reading The Winner’s Curse, I finally picked up People Like Us by Dana Mele, because I’ll have to return it to the library soon. I’m only couple of chapters in, so I can’t say yet if I’ll like it, however, it seems promising.
Kay Donovan may have skeletons in her closet, but the past is past, and she’s reinvented herself entirely. Now she’s a star soccer player whose group of gorgeous friends run their private school with effortless popularity and acerbic wit. But when a girl’s body is found in the lake, Kay’s carefully constructed life begins to topple.
The dead girl has left Kay a computer-coded scavenger hunt, which, as it unravels, begins to implicate suspect after suspect, until Kay herself is in the crosshairs of a murder investigation. But if Kay’s finally backed into a corner, she’ll do what it takes to survive. Because at Bates Academy, the truth is something you make…not something that happened.
At the beginning of February I picked up a book that was nowhere near my TBR list, as I wasn’t familiar with this author before last week, when I read ARC of Build: A Bad Boy Snowed In Romance (Burns Brothers #1) by Gillian Archer, and afterwards, I just had to read more of her books, so I choice to read another bad boy romance Ruthless (True Brothers MC #1) by Gillian Archer. It wasn’t as good as Build but Ruthless was a fun ride on a wild side, which I enjoyed and gave 3.5 stars.
Every girl needs a guardian angel — even if he wears black leather. In the first novel of her scintillating True Brothers MCseries, Gillian Archer introduces readers to a sexy-as-sin biker… and the woman wild enough to tame him.
After dinner with the most arrogant man in the world, Jessica Miller is shocked when her blind date tries to maul her in the parking lot. Enter “Zag”: the brooding, bruising alpha male who jumps off his motorcycle and teaches the jerk a lesson he won’t forget. After getting one taste of a bad boy who lives on the edge, Jessica’s hooked. Zag’s willing to give her the ride of her life. But she needs to wrap her arms around his powerful chest and hold on — tight.
Zag knows firsthand that the True Brothers MC isn’t for the faint of heart. He only intends to show beautiful, innocent Jessica a few cheap thrills to satisfy her curiosity. But the more he lets her in, the more Zag comes to depend on her gentle touch to help heal the wounds that he’s been denying for so long. Now, a rival gang has set its sights on Jessica, and Zag must step up once again. He just hopes he can go the distance to protect the woman he loves.
My next read was an ARC of sweet and wonderful new adult second chance friends-to-lovers sports romance For Emery (For You, #4) by J. Nathan. Each book in this series are a standalone with different couples, so this book can be read without reading the first three. This was an emotional story that made me cry and smile, I cared for these characters and was rooting for their HEA. This was a beautiful romance without too much OW and OM drama, which is something that I always appreciate. So this was a solid 4 star read.
A STANDALONE New Adult Sports Romance in the For You series. Each book follows a new couple.
I’ve loved Jordan Grady since I was eight.
Since he became my protector.
Since he became my safe haven each night.
But I was younger.
Until high school when he finally kissed me.
And for a few fleeting moments, everything was right in the world.
Then I was forced to do the hardest thing I’ve ever had to do…
Disappear from his life without a trace.
I’m Alabama’s star right tackle—and a real prick.
I live my life by a few solid truths.
Life isn’t fair.
Don’t let anyone get too close.
And those who claim to care about you can up and leave.
But you know what they say about things that disappear…
But Emery Pruitt had never been mine.
Even if she had returned after four years.
And more beautiful than the night she vanished.
But it didn’t erase the fact that she’d left me.
So, why find me now?
Again I must say that I’m not sure what I’ll read next but I should try to get to couple of ARCs Resurgent by Brynley Blake and Book of the Dead (Gods of Egypt #2) by Nadine Nightingale. Of course in couple of days I’ll start the second book for the
#FebsCursedKiss buddy read The Winner’s Crime (The Winner’s Trilogy #2) by Marie Rutkoski, and also, I should try to pick up The Astonishing Color of After by Emily X.R. Pan soon.
Tell me in comments – What books have you recently read, are currently reading or plan to read next? You can also share your WWW post link here in comments 😉
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