WWW Wednesdays: 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 just started reading this book yesterday so I don’t have a good feel for it yet. I’ve read one or two books by this author before, so I have high expectations. It sounds like a humorous take on super heroes.

An extraordinary and emotional adventure about unlikely friends and the power of choosing who you want to be.

Jamie woke up in an empty apartment with no memory and only a few clues to his identity, but with the ability to read and erase other people’s memories—a power he uses to hold up banks to buy coffee, cat food and books.

Zoe is also searching for her past, and using her abilities of speed and strength…to deliver fast food. And she’ll occasionally put on a cool suit and beat up bad guys, if she feels like it.

When the archrivals meet in a memory-loss support group, they realize the only way to reveal their hidden pasts might be through each other. As they uncover an ongoing threat, suddenly much more is at stake than their fragile friendship. With countless people at risk, Zoe and Jamie will have to recognize that sometimes being a hero starts with trusting someone else—and yourself. 

I’m always listening to a book. Currently Alexa is reading Eternal Road: The Final Stop to me. I just started this a couple days ago, and I’m loving the blend of genres. It’s unlike anything I’ve read before.

James Wainwright picks up a hitchhiker and discovers two things 1. The woman he picks up is his childhood sweetheart, only Seventeen years older. 2. He is no longer of this world.

James began a road trip alone in his 1956 Oldsmobile. He stops for a hitchhiker only to discover she is his childhood sweetheart, Sam, who disappeared seventeen years before. James learns from Sam falling asleep miles back caused him to perish in a one-car accident. He also comes to understand that Sam was taken and murdered all those years ago, and now she has come back to help him find his eternal home.

The pair visit a number of times and places and are witness to a number of historical events. The rules dictate that they do no harm to the time continuum. Trying to be careful, they inadvertently come to the attention of Lucifer who would love to have their souls as his subjects. They also find a threat to human survival and desperately need to put in place the fix necessary to save mankind.

The question becomes, will James find his eternal home in grace or lose the battle with Satan for his immortal soul and the future of human life with it? If you like time-travel, adventure, mystery, justice, and the supernatural, this story is for you.

I finished this book on Monday evening. Super high stakes in a frozen wasteland with a touch of magic. Trust me when I say you’ll need a warm blanket and a hot beverage when reading this.

The Revenant meets True Grit with a magical twist in this thrilling and atmospheric debut fantasy about two teens who must brave a frozen wasteland and the foes within it to save their loved ones and uncover a deadly secret.

Everyone in Shadow Springs knows that no one survives crossing the Flats. But the threat of a frozen death has never deterred the steady stream of treasure hunters searching for a legendary prize hidden somewhere in the vast expanse of ice. Jorie thinks they’re all fools, which makes scavenging their possessions easier. It’s how she and her sister, Brenna, survive.

Then Jorie scavenges off the wrong body. When the dead man’s enemy believes Jorie took something valuable from the body, he kidnaps Brenna as collateral. He tells Jorie that if she wants her sister back, she’ll have to trade her for the item he thinks she stole. But how can Jorie make a trade when she doesn’t even know what she’s looking for?

Her only source of information is Cody, the dead man’s nephew and a scholar from the South who’s never been hardened by the harsh conditions of the North. Though Jorie’s reluctant to bring a city boy out onto the Flats with her, she’ll do whatever it takes to save her sister. But anything can happen out on the ice, and soon Jorie and Cody find they need one another more than they ever imagined—and they’ll have to trust each other to survive threats beyond their darkest nightmares.

I’m a big fan of both comp titles, so I may not have even read the book description when I requested this book from NetGalley. The reviews have been outstanding, so I’m excited.

Three Dark Crowns meets Wicked Saints in this queer #ownvoices retelling of “The Firebird,” a Russian folktale, by debut author Alexandra Overy.

When twin heirs are born in Tourin, their fates are decided at a young age. While Izaveta remained at court to learn the skills she’d need as the future queen, Asya was taken away to train with her aunt, the mysterious Firebird, who ensured magic remained balanced in the realm.

But before Asya’s training is completed, the ancient power blooms inside her, which can mean only one thing: the queen is dead, and a new ruler must be crowned.

As the princesses come to understand everything their roles entail, they’ll discover who they can trust, who they can love—and who killed their mother. 

41 thoughts on “WWW Wednesdays: What Am I Reading? #amreading

  1. I’ll be curious to see what you think of We Could Be Heroes. I thought A Beginning at the End by Mike Chen was more impactful than this story, but I loved what he says in the acknowledgments at the end and well superheroes and supervillains… enough said.

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    1. I read A Beginning at the End also. I was on the fence about requesting We Could Be Heroes, but then I saw someone compare it to Thor: Ragnarok and I was a goner. But like you said – superheroes and supervillains. That’s usually all it takes for me.

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  2. You’ll definitely enjoy John’s Eternal Road, Teri. As you said the blend of genres is very different. I’m excited that he’s working on a sequel to that one.

    I remember an old Russian fairy tale about a firebird (one of my favorites as a kid), but it was completely different involving a quest to return a feather from the bird to a vain and evil king.

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    1. Some of John’s is sounding familiar to me (I read all the excerpts on his blog tour), but the history parts are so interesting – especially to someone who doesn’t count history as a strong suit, lol.

      I’ve read a couple of books based on Russian fairy tales that I’ve enjoyed. I wasn’t familiar with this one, but assume I’ll like it just as much.

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  3. “The Revenant meets True Grit with a magical twist.” That’s an interesting mashup. Sounds like you’ve got some good reads going, though I don’t know how you keep all those stories straight in your head. John’s book has been on my Kindle for a while. I’m really looking forward to it.

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  4. I loved “Eternal Road,” Terri! Such a “what-if” story about the afterlife. I am currently reading “Friends Who Move Couches” by CJ Zahner and my last read was “Dolphin’s Cave” by D.L. Finn. I loved “Dolphin’s Cave” and purchased the paperback version for my granddaughter. I am having a little trouble getting into my current read, but I just started, so we’ll see. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. I finished it a couple days ago and can’t decide if it’s one you’ll want to read in the winter because of the setting or wait until it’s warmer outside so you’re not cold during the whole book, lol.


  5. I have been hearing alot of good reviews of John Howell’s, ‘The Eternal Road’. I’ll get to it one of these days. John and Gwen Plano also coauthored a fantastic book called, ‘The Contract’. Thanks for sharing these reviews.

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