WWW Wednesday – March 11, 2020

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? *Note. Click on the book’s title to check it on Goodreads.

CURRENTLY READING:

I’m still on page 23 of The Hunchback of Notre-Dame by Victor Hugo. I just haven’t had time and desire to pick it up again. The same with A Heart So Fierce and Broken (Cursebreakers #2) by Brigid Kemmerer, still on page 254. And still 17% into the story of Alien Minds (Dimension Drift #1) by Christina Bauer. There has been no progress made with these three books for some time, but I will try to get to them at some point, when I get some extra time, however, at the moment it doesn’t look like it’s going to be any time soon, as I have quite many ARCs to get trough, but let’s see.

Couple of days ago I started reading one of my January’s anticipated reads Feisty (Do-Over #3) by Julia Kent. I have only 5 chapters left and so far I’m a little bit disappointed, I expected more angst and sparks, but got a bit weird heroine (so she talks about feeling frequency between her legs…what does that even mean?) and her constant thinking about energies, vibrations and things like that was just over the top done. I have nothing against meditation, feeling different energies and things like that, but in the book it was just over done and at the same time twisted into something strange. However, there were a few funny, steamy and sweet moments, so it isn’t all bad, I just expected and wished for more. Also the synopsis is a bit misleading.

feistyI’m not too proud to admit that finding Mr. Right involves swiping right. Right? Welcome to dating in avocado toastland.

Here I am, on my first blind date, ever, courtesy of a smartphone app and my two annoying best friends.

So what is Chris “Fletch” Fletcher doing, walking across the room, looking at his phone like he’s pattern matching a picture to find a real person he’s never met before?

Oh.

Oh, no.

The guy I drop-kicked in seventh grade cannot be my blind date. The guy who earned me this infernal nickname.

That’s right.

Feisty.

More from New York Times bestselling author Julia Kent as Fiona “Feisty” Gaskill gets her chance at love – drop-kick included.

RECENTLY FINISHED:

Since last Wednesday’s WWW post I have read only three books. Oh, that’s a very disappointing number 🙈 I was expecting a couple of more books, but I have been busy, so I didn’t have as much time for reading as I would have liked. Let’s hope this week will go better 🙂

So it was the last week of behind the book readalong for Sky in the Deep, so I have finally finished this reread of YA fantasy romance. I had really fun time with this readalong and now I’m a bit sad that it’s over, but we have hope for another one coming in the future 🙂 I loved Sky in the Deep (Sky in the Deep #1) by Adrienne Young (4.5 stars). It was very emotional and entertaining Viking inspired novel with some sword and ax wielding battle scenes, with heart-break, betrayal, forgives, slow-burn romance and a young girl’s struggle to understand and accept the changing world and her own changing self. I just wanted to see a bit more from the romance, as she showed the reader very little of her feelings for Fiske, who was a great love interest.

sky in the deepRaised to be a warrior, seventeen-year-old Eelyn fights alongside her Aska clansmen in an ancient, god-decreed rivalry against the Riki clan. Her life is brutal but simple: train to fight and fight to survive. Until the day she sees the impossible on the battlefield-her brother, fighting with the enemy-the brother she watched die five years ago. Eelyn loses her focus and is captured.

Now, she must survive the winter in the mountains with the Riki, in a village where every neighbor is an enemy, every battle scar possibly one she delivered. But when the Riki village is raided by a ruthless clan settling in the valley, Eelyn is even more desperate to get back to her beloved Aska clan, which is rumored to have been decimated by the same horde. She is given no choice but to trust Fiske, her brother’s friend who tried to kill her the day she was captured. They must do the impossible: unite the clans to fight together, or risk being slaughtered one by one.

Driven by a love for her clan and her growing love for Fiske, Eelyn must confront her own definition of loyalty and find a way to forgive her brother while daring to put her faith in the people she’s spent her life killing.

Then I read an ARC for a dark mafia romance Mine (Ties That Bind #1) by Natasha Knight and A. Zavarelli (3.75 stars). For now I can say that it was entertaining and dark read, however, I wanted to feel a bit more suspense and danger (even it was there, I just didn’t fully feel it). At times it felt a bit slow, but the ending was great, and I can’t wait for the next book in this duet. Review is coming soon. 

Mine Ebook CoverShe was never supposed to walk into my club.
But she did.

I shouldn’t have looked twice at her.
But I did.

The criminal underworld is no place for a girl like her.

One night with Katerina isn’t enough, but men like me can’t afford to be weak.
So, I tell her to leave me behind.

She does, but not before she sees something she shouldn’t.

When she goes into hiding, it’s my duty to hunt her down.
I have a job to do, and she needs to disappear for good.

But four years later, Kat isn’t alone anymore.
And the little boy right beside her looks just like me.

And finally, I finished an ARC of a first book in a new romance suspense duetThe Mocking Man (The Pact #1) by Leslie Georgeson (3 stars). For now I can say that the idea and plot were good, even though, very predictable, as I saw every twist and turn coming, but still they had some punch. My main issue with this book was the writing, it was mostly just telling, telling and telling, but I wanted showing, I wanted to feel some emotions and I wanted to feel the suspense, but there was nothing, almost no feelings what so ever. But I’m still curious about second book. Review is coming soon. 

MockingManTwo friends. One pact. A dangerous plan with an elaborate deception. In a world where they must rely on each other to survive, how far will each of them go to honor the pact?
—-
The Mocking Man:

Deception.

Not a word I would have associated with myself fifteen years ago. Back then I was innocent and carefree, a teenage boy with big dreams.

Then my best friend Rafe was kidnapped, and my world fell apart. I foolishly thought I could save him.

I was wrong.

Now my entire life is a web of deceit. My every breath tainted by lies. I don’t like what I’ve become. But it’s essential for my very survival.

My job now is to stay in the shadows and keep Rafe’s sister Isabella safe. She can’t even know I’m here.

Then danger lurks closer. Somehow, I must protect her while keeping my secret.

But I get so caught up in my own twisted game that I eventually make a terrible mistake.

Now she’s a part of the pact. And I can’t let her go.

But what kind of life can I give her if I can never be anything more than the mocking man?

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***This series is a romantic suspense duet. Book 1 is Alex’s story, and Book 2 is Rafael’s story. While each can be read as a stand-alone, events in book 1 lead to events in book 2. Therefore, to get the full story without spoilers, it is recommended that they be read in order. These books contain strong language and adult situations. Recommended for readers ages 18 and up.***

READING NEXT:

At the moment I’m not sure what’s next. But I have to read couple of ARCs for a blog tours coming next week, then I have a couple of library books and a few other ARCs to get to, so I have lots of reading to be done 🙈 Here are some possible choices for my next read after I’m done with last chapters of ‘Feisty’ 🙂

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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