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 Bright Ruin (Dark Gifts #3) by Vic James and I’m happy to says it’s living up to its predecessors.

Magically gifted aristocrats rule–and commoners are doomed to serve. But a rebellion threatens the old order. The dystopian trilogy that began with Gilded Cage and Tarnished City concludes.

In a world where the lower classes must endure ten years of forced service to unfairly advantaged, magically powered rulers, a teenage boy dreams of rebellion, his older sister yearns for love and knowledge, and a dangerous young aristocrat seeks to remake the world with his dark gifts. In Bright Ruin, the final book in the trilogy set in modern-day England, our heroes will lead a revolution that will transform–or destroy–the world.

I recently finished The Cube (Guardian of the Present #1) by Melissa Faye.  I’m attracted to time travel books like moths to a bug zapper.  Which may send their consciousness to another realm, leaving the shell of their bodies on Earth.  You never know.

In the future, time travelers are a reality. In the present, time travelers are a real pain. 

June Moore is a normal teenager by day and a vigilante hero by night. 

She guards our present day from time travelers from the future. Law enforcement can’t keep up with their futuristic abilities. 

But June has an edge. 

Her smarts and strength help her fight off these visitors before they can take advantage of our world. She sends those time travelers back where they belong…whether they like it or not. 

Now it’s the night before her freshman year of college, and June finds herself face-to-face with a traveler. His motives are unclear, and he’s holding a strange cube. 

She has to know what’s inside. 

An extra second of hesitation allows the man to escape. June’s left alone. With the box. And with regrets…She should have sent the guy straight home. 

If June doesn’t capture the time traveler soon he could really mess up the future for everyone. Who knows what kind of trouble he may cause? And if the cube opens…it might cause even more trouble. Something that would hit closer to home. 

To save the future of those close to her, June must hunt the escaped traveler down.

…Before she runs out of time.

The Cube is Book 1 of Guardian of the Present, an eight book series of novellas that will appeal to fans of tough female leads, Buffy, Veronica Mars, and Looper. 

Next, I’ll read Mammoth by Jill Baguchinsky.  The originality of the blurb immediately caught my attention – a girl at an Ice Age dig?  Yessss!  And the cover is perfect.  Have high hopes for this one!

The summer before her junior year, paleontology geek Natalie Page lands a coveted internship at an Ice Age dig site near Austin. Natalie, who’s also a plus-size fashion blogger, depends on the retro style she developed to shield herself from her former bullies, but vintage dresses and perfect lipstick aren’t compatible with prospecting for fossils in the Texas heat. But nothing is going to dampen Natalie’s spirit — she’s exactly where she wants to be, and she gets to work with her hero, a rock-star paleontologist who hosts the most popular paleo podcast in the world. And then there’s Chase the intern, who’s seriously cute, and Cody, a local boy who’d be even cuter if he were less of a grouch.

It’s a summer that promises to be about more than just mammoths.

Until it isn’t.

When Natalie’s hero turns out to be anything but, and steals the credit for one of her accomplishments, Nat has to unearth the confidence she needs to stand out in a field dominated by dudes. To do this, she’ll have to let her true self shine, even if that means defying all the rules for the sake of a major discovery.

 

36 thoughts on “WWW Wednesday: What Am I Reading? #amreading

  1. Terry Tyler

    Must get myself together and join in with this meme! I mean to every Wednesday and then forget – I WILL!! It’s so interesting 🙂

    Glad to see you’ve read the Melissa Faye one – I really liked her Clone Crisis, though the new one isn’t so much my sort of thing, but I mean to read more of her Clone series 🙂

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    1. You should, Terry – I’ve found several new books doing this (like I need to add any more to the TBR!). I’m the opposite – haven’t read Faye’s Clone Crisis, and need to finish the review for The Cube.

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  2. sarahrmorrison

    “Mammoth” sounds interesting and fun. I’m skeptical though of anything that sounds remotely like a romance in Texas, especially a story where people are working outdoors in Texas. As a Texan, you can’t walk outside here without starting to drip with sweat. It is super gross and not a good scene for romantic growth. However, if romance is just a small portion of this story, I might be more interested in it. Looking forward to hearing your thoughts after you finish reading it. Here is my WWW post if interested: https://greatmorrisonmigration.wordpress.com/2018/09/12/www-wednesdays-september-12-2018/

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