WWW Wednesday – FEBRUARY 27, 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:

So I’m currently reading an ARC for book that is currently on a blog tour, so I won’t talk about this book here and now but later on 😉

RECENTLY FINISHED:

Since last Wednesday I have finished reading one book every day, so 7 books in one week, so I will try not to talk too long about each of the books, just because it could become a never-ending post then, however I had a great reading week 🙂

Today was the last reading day for the February’s buddy read of Winner’s Trilogy (#FebsCursedKiss), hence, the last book – The Winner’s Kiss (The Winner’s Trilogy #3) by Marie Rutkoski has been conquered.  I really enjoyed this YA fantasy with its turns, heart-breaking twists and romance. (4 stars) This was such a fun ride 🙂

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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Last night I finished reading a review copy of Fangs (Nightshadow Book 1) by Anna Katmore. This was such a sweet, cute, beautiful and clean YA paranormal romance that it just warmed my heart. I finally had some very relaxing and also enjoyable reading time. I actually loved it with its innocence and lovable characters, who acted in reasonably mature way but the same time offered a great entertainment. (4.5 stars)

fangsFor nineteen years, I was just an ordinary Californian guy. Until a car crash almost killed me, and Count Dracula suddenly stuck his teeth into my throat. As his great-great-grandnephew and rightful heir, he ships me off to freaking Transylvania to learn how to be a vampire the hard way: with no staff to eat, no chance to escape, and no Wi-Fi. It’s just the place to go mental. And starve.

But there’s this girl. Abigail… For some reason, she likes to roam the dark and musty castle. She claims to know nothing about vampires, but I swear she tries to kill me every damn time we meet. I would have invited her to be my dinner last night if she hadn’t fled with something very dear to me. My fang.

Now, I’m waiting for sundown to find her and get my tooth back. And then I’ll kill the werewolf that howls in the forest, because that’s actually the one condition under which Uncle Vladimir allows me to return home.

But the wolf problem is harder to solve than expected. And Abigail’s cookie-like scent is making me do really stupid things…

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Then I finished the ARC of Hardest Fall (Dominion #2) by Juliette Cross, must say that I liked it but sadly I didn’t love it, even I was supposed to love it, it had everything going for it, but I just didn’t care and didn’t much feel anything. However, in this case I want to say it was me, not the book because it was a very good paranormal romance with kick-a** heroine and bad-a** hero, just sadly, for some reason it didn’t click with me. (3 stars)

hardest fallThe tattooed demoness, Bone, doesn’t like anything except the magical weapons she makes. But she has hidden talents few know about. When I was brought to her near death, she used her Seraph song to manipulate flesh and bone to save me. But she wasn’t happy about it. 

Now I must return the favor. Even though she refuses to take sides in the apocalypse, there’s one job she’s not willing to do for the demon prince Rook. If she doesn’t, her head will end up on a spike. Of course, there’s a good chance we’re all going to die anyway, but I will do anything to protect this fierce woman—and not just because she saved me.

So now we’re both off to kill a demon—or three—and possibly save the world.

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Another ARC was swallowed up by me at the end of last week – The Stone’s Heart (The Queen’s Wing #2) by Jessica Thorne. This was an action packed adventure story with some twists, danger, and heart-break. A beautifully magical but nerve-wrecking space opera, with only one minus of love triangle, but it was done well enough that at the end I didn’t hate it as much as I often do. (4 stars)

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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I read a new release of Fae’s Captive (Fae’s Captive #1) by Lily Archer. I must say that it was a very entertaining and captivating story but the book was just extremely short, just 100 pages and ended kind of in the middle of the story, which is continued in the second book that is even shorter with 94 pages. I guess it as well ends in the middle of the story to be continued in the third book, which is kind of annoying. There should have been one book instead of three, so this is the reason for me not giving the book 4 or more stars, but just 3.5 stars.

FCcMy college roommate is the worst. Cecile steals my food, brings guys over at all hours, and parties instead of studying. But those quirks pale in comparison to what she does next. She drugs me, and I wake up imprisoned in an alternate universe full of terrifying creatures. Now, the biggest and scariest creature of all—a fae king—believes I’m his mate. He’s freed me from the dungeon but keeps me close. So close, in fact, that I’m beginning to like his wintery gaze and ice-chiseled body. But secrets and villains lurk throughout this new world, and I don’t know if I’ll survive long enough to figure out how to get back home.

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Finally, I had a chance to return to Briar and its ice-hockey life with hottest hockey players ever at The Risk (Briar U #2) by Elle Kennedy. I just loved this steaming hot, angsty and sweet NA contemporary romance, which made me, cry, laugh and felt a range of different emotions. (5 stars)

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.

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And a week ago I finished an ARC of Love Antique (Rules of Love #3) by Lindsey Hart. This was a very emotional and heartbreaking story with a sweet HEA ending. I enjoyed this contemporary romance more than I expected. (3.5 stars)

love antiqueMy first impression of him: Rude, hostile and a huge jerk … with a sexy booty!

He was the one who called ME to sell his huge array of antique stuff. But when we get into an argument with him calling me cheap, it was clear he regretted even finding our little shop.

And after this first encounter with the guy, I thought I would never again lay eyes on that delicious ass.

But like always, fate had a way to intervene where it should not. Especially when I discover a secret box in one of the many antique pieces of furniture I picked from his place.

It was old and the secrets contained in them too precious … so I asked him to over to my place to pick it up … who knew this would end up with him kissing me in my own bathroom right in the middle of the night!

This is the third and last book in the steamy romance series, Rules of Love and can be read as a standalone. No cheating. No cliff-hanger. And the kind of ending you will just love. Team HEA all the way!!

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READING NEXT:

It’s hard to say what I’m going to read next but probably I’ll have to keep reading some of my ARCs, like 99% Faking It (Dating Dilemma #2) by Chris Cannon, Felyn’s Curse (The Witch King Trilogy #2) by Nancy Holland, Spectacle by Jodie Lynn Zdrok and The Crush Collision (Southern Charmed #2) by Danielle Ellison. Or one of my library books – Smoke in the Sun (Flame in the Mist #2) by Renée Ahdieh, Carve the Mark (Carve the Mark #1) by Veronica Roth or Scythe (Arc of a Scythe #1) by Neal Shusterman.

But I just very much want to finally get to my most anticipated books of 2019 – The Wicked King (The Folk of the Air #2) by Holly Black and The Curse so Dark and Lonely (The Curse so Dark and Lonely #1) by Brigid Kemmerer. But let’s see how strong I’ll be with reading my ARCs instead of the books that I own 🙂

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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