WWW Wednesday – FEBRUARY 20, 2019

Dear book-lovers,
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?

CURRENTLY READING:

Let’s start with my February’s buddy read of Winner’s Trilogy  (#FebsCursedKiss) with a Laughing ListenerFiction No ChaserRead By Dev, and Bookstorm GirlGrimmsnaughtPerpetual FangirlTomes of Our Lives, and Undercover Binge Reader. More information you can find here. So we just started reading the last book The Winner’s Kiss (The Winner’s Trilogy #3) by Marie Rutkoski. I’m 10 chapters in and must say wow, what a ride so far. I very much enjoy this YA fantasy romance with its turns and heart-breaking twists. I can’t wait to read on once the midnight comes 🙂

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the winner's kissSome kisses come at a price.

War has begun. Arin is in the thick of it with untrustworthy new allies and the empire as his enemy. Though he has convinced himself that he no longer loves Kestrel, Arin hasn’t forgotten her, or how she became exactly the kind of person he has always despised. She cared more for the empire than she did for the lives of innocent people—and certainly more than she did for him.

At least, that’s what he thinks.

In the frozen north, Kestrel is a prisoner in a brutal work camp. As she searches desperately for a way to escape, she wishes Arin could know what she sacrificed for him. She wishes she could make the empire pay for what they’ve done to her.

But no one gets what they want just by wishing.

As the war intensifies, both Kestrel and Arin discover that the world is changing. The East is pitted against the West, and they are caught in between. With so much to lose, can anybody really win?

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I also have started an ARC that I’m trying to read as fast as possible, because this book was  published yesterday, February 19. The book I’m talking about is The Stone’s Heart (The Queen’s Wing #2) by Jessica Thorne. I’m 37% in and I like it so far but I’m kind of on pins and needles while reading it, so much is happening and I worry for them all. The only minus is the love triangle, however, so far it’s not so bad, I hope it will keep going this way and not get too much for me to handle, as I’m not a fan of love triangle relationship drama.

the stone's heartSomething evil is gathering power in the kingdom. It knows the secrets in your heart, and nobody is safe…

Petra Kel – young and headstrong – has been named General of the Queen’s Guard. But while Petra’s head may be in rebuilding the war-torn kingdom alongside her childhood friend Queen Belengaria, she left her heart miles away in their homeland, the day she turned her back on the only man she ever loved and fled.

But then Petra’s past – in the form of Bel’s roguish brother Zander – comes crashing in, just as rumours of dark magic begin to swirl at court. Petra can’t afford to be distracted… but the unfinished business between herself and Zander is like a vice upon her heart.

When evil takes hold of the kingdom and threatens Bel, Petra is forced to make the impossible choice between love and loyalty. And will the insidious magic of the Stone’s Heart reveal the heart-breaking reason why she left Zander behind all those years ago?

A gripping and magical read that will captivate you from the very first page.

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RECENTLY FINISHED:

As this part is about books that I have recently finished, then I will just fast mention the duology that I read and loved at the beginning of last week, which was both Daughter of the Pirate King (Daughter of the Pirate King #1) by Tricia Levenseller and Daughter of the Siren Queen (Daughter of the Pirate King #2) by Tricia Levenseller. As I said, I loved it, the characters, the romance, the adventure and every part of the story.

Now let’s look at my recent reads 🙂 So this book quite much remained me of the trilogy that I’m reading during February – The Winner’s Trilogy. This book was Ash Princess (Ash Princess Trilogy #1) by Laura Sebastian. What can I say, I liked it a lot, even more than the trilogy that it remained me of, however, the ever-present minus of love triangle hit this book as well.

ash princessTheodosia was six when her country was invaded and her mother, the Fire Queen, was murdered before her eyes. On that day, the Kaiser took Theodosia’s family, her land, and her name. Theo was crowned Ash Princess–a title of shame to bear in her new life as a prisoner.

For ten years Theo has been a captive in her own palace. She’s endured the relentless abuse and ridicule of the Kaiser and his court. She is powerless, surviving in her new world only by burying the girl she was deep inside.

Then, one night, the Kaiser forces her to do the unthinkable. With blood on her hands and all hope of reclaiming her throne lost, she realizes that surviving is no longer enough. But she does have a weapon: her mind is sharper than any sword. And power isn’t always won on the battlefield.

For ten years, the Ash Princess has seen her land pillaged and her people enslaved. That all ends here.

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It looks like that lately I have been only reading YA fantasy romances, which are my favourite kind of books 🙂 This includes the second recently finished book of The Winner’s Crime (The Winner’s Trilogy #3) by Marie Rutkoski, which was a heart-breaking, intriguing and entertaining read that I enjoyed.

the winner's crimeLady Kestrel’s engagement to Valoria’s crown prince calls for great celebration: balls and performances, fireworks and revelry. But to Kestrel it means a cage of her own making. Embedded in the imperial court as a spy, she lives and breathes deceit and cannot confide in the one person she really longs to trust …

While Arin fights to keep his country’s freedom from the hands of his enemy, he suspects that Kestrel knows more than she shows. As Kestrel comes closer to uncovering a shocking secret, it might not be a dagger in the dark that cuts him open, but the truth.

Lies will come undone, and Kestrel and Arin learn just how much their crimes will cost them in this second book in the breathtaking Winner’s trilogy.

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READING NEXT:

As usual I’m not sure what I’ll read next but I should try to get to a few ARCs – The Crush Collision (Southern Charmed #2) by Danielle Ellison, Spectacle by Jodie Lynn ZdrokHardest Fall (Dominion #2) by Juliette Cross, LOVE ANTIQUE (Rules of Love Book 3) by Lindsey Hart, and Wolf Claimed by Kellie McAllen.

But all I want is to read The Risk (Briar U #2) by Elle Kennedy. Why do I have so many ARCs? Not sure how long I’ll be able to hold back and not give in and just put aside all my ARCs to enjoy this treat of a story.

the riskA sexy standalone novel from New York Times and international bestselling author Elle Kennedy. THE RISK takes you back to the world of hot hockey players, feisty heroines, bro banter, and steamy scenes… 

Everyone says I’m a bad girl. They’re only partly right—I don’t let fear rule me, and I certainly don’t care what people think. But I draw the line at sleeping with the enemy. As the daughter of Briar’s head hockey coach, I’d be vilified if I hooked up with a player from a rival team.

And that’s who Jake Connelly is. Harvard’s star forward is arrogant, annoying, and too attractive for his own good. But fate is cruel—I require his help to secure a much-coveted internship, and the sexy jerk isn’t making it easy for me.

I need Connelly to be my fake boyfriend.

For every fake date…he wants a real one.

Which means this bad girl is in big trouble. Nothing good can come from sneaking around with Jake Connelly. My father would kill me, my friends will revolt, and my post-college career is on the line. But while it’s getting harder and harder to resist Jake’s oozing sex appeal and cocky grin, I refuse to fall for him.

That’s the one risk I’m not willing to take.

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 😉

Happy reading,
Lady of Bookland

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7 thoughts on “WWW Wednesday – FEBRUARY 20, 2019

  1. I think I have Daughter of the Pirate King on my TBR. Knowing it’s only a duology and not a longer series might mean it gets bumped up the queue a bit. 😀

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  2. These all look good! I’ve had Daughter of the Pirate King on audio forever! I’m glad you enjoyed it and maybe I’ll listen to it sooner than planned. I didn’t know it was part of a duology, so I’ll have to look for the other one. Happy reading!

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