WWW Wednesday – What Am I Reading? #amreading

WWW Wednesday is a meme from Sam at Taking On A World Of Words

The Three Ws are:

What are you currently reading?
What did you recently finish reading?
What do you think you’ll read next?

I’m currently reading Project Prometheus (Assassin Fall #2) by Aden Polydoros.  The second I finished the first book in this series over a year ago, I needed the second like I need air and chocolate – so to say I’m excited to have an ARC is an understatement.

The Academy stole everything from Hades, their perfect assassin. Angry and leaving bodies in his wake, he finds two other ex-assassins doing the exact same thing.

Tyler and Shannon once killed for The Academy. Now they’re tracking and hunting down its scientists. So why is The Academy only after Hades?

Shannon will do whatever it takes to protect Tyler, even if it means teaming up with a former rival. While she seeks answers to her past, Tyler wants to learn the truth about the mysterious white room, which no one has ever seen except him.

As for Hades? He simply wants revenge.

They all need answers, even if it means returning to the organization where it all started.

I just finished Vox by Christina Dalcher.  As a women, parts of this book enraged me.  I’ve seen many comparisons to The Handmaid’s Tale and 1984, neither of which I’ve read, but I had difficulty putting this one down.

Set in an America where half the population has been silenced, VOX is the harrowing, unforgettable story of what one woman will do to protect herself and her daughter.

On the day the government decrees that women are no longer allowed more than 100 words daily, Dr. Jean McClellan is in denial–this can’t happen here. Not in America. Not to her.

This is just the beginning.

Soon women can no longer hold jobs. Girls are no longer taught to read or write. Females no longer have a voice. Before, the average person spoke sixteen thousand words a day, but now women only have one hundred to make themselves heard.

But this is not the end. 

For herself, her daughter, and every woman silenced, Jean will reclaim her voice.

Next up is Cusp of Night by Mae Clair.  This book has received stellar reviews, and it’s been calling to me from the day it was released.

The truth hides in dark places . . .
 
Recently settled in Hode’s Hill, Pennsylvania, Maya Sinclair is enthralled by the town’s folklore, especially the legend about a centuries-old monster. A devil-like creature with uncanny abilities responsible for several horrific murders, the Fiend has evolved into the stuff of urban myth. But the past lives again when Maya witnesses an assault during the annual “Fiend Fest.” The victim is developer Leland Hode, patriarch of the town’s most powerful family, and he was attacked by someone dressed like the Fiend.   
 
Compelled to discover who is behind the attack and why, Maya uncovers a shortlist of enemies of the Hode clan. The mystery deepens when she finds the journal of a late nineteenth-century spiritualist who once lived in Maya’s house—a woman whose ghost may still linger. Known as the Blue Lady of Hode’s Hill due to a genetic condition, Lucinda Glass vanished without a trace and was believed to be one of the Fiend’s tragic victims. The disappearance of a young couple, combined with more sightings of the monster, trigger Maya to join forces with Leland’s son Collin. But the closer she gets to the truth, the closer she comes to a hidden world of twisted secrets, insanity, and evil that refuses to die . . .

 

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42 thoughts on “WWW Wednesday – What Am I Reading? #amreading

      1. I had to take breaks, Mae – then rant to hubby – then dive in again. Think my blood pressure was up the entire time I was reading, lol.

        Your book has just been staring at me from my Kindle asking Now? Now? How about now?

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  1. Project Prometheus and Vox both sound good, though quite different. Vox is a little scary since women are still having to fight for equal rights. I just finished Cusp of Night and enjoyed it. I’m looking forward to hearing your thoughts. 🙂

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    1. When I read the blurb of the first book in the Assassin Fall series, It grabbed me. Teenage assassins? No memory of killing? Shades of Jason Bourne. I was hooked, Diana. Vox is captivating, but scary. Almost a cautionary tale.

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