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?

My book club assignment this month is to read a 2020 release. One of my goals this year is to reduce my backlist, and this is the final book in an outstanding YA sci-fi series that released a year ago. I can’t believe I’m just now getting to it!

Cat is desperate to find a way to stop Cartaxus and the plague in this gripping finale to a series New York Times bestselling author Amie Kaufman says “redefines ‘unputdownable!’”

Cat’s hacking skills weren’t enough to keep her from losing everything—her identity, her past, and now her freedom. She’s trapped and alone, but she’s survived this long, and she’s not giving up without a fight.

Though the outbreak has been contained, a new threat has emerged—one that’s taken the world to the brink of a devastating war. With genetic technology that promises not just a cure for the plague, but a way to prevent death itself, both sides will stop at nothing to seize control of humanity’s future.

Facing her smartest, most devastating enemy yet, Cat must race against the clock to protect her friends and save the lives of millions on the planet’s surface. No matter the outcome, humanity will never be the same.

And this time, Cat can’t afford to let anything, or anyone, stand in her way.

I finished These Feathered Flames a few days ago. I was undecided about my rating, but the final thirty percent moved at warp speed and boosted it. The relationship between the sisters is a strong point.

A queer retelling of “The Firebird,” a Russian folktale

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.

The reviews for my next read are fabulous, and I like the idea of an unlikely alliance between these four diverse characters. Gorgeous cover!

The Cruel Prince meets City of Bones in this thrilling urban fantasy set in the magical underworld of Toronto that follows a queer cast of characters racing to stop a serial killer whose crimes could expose the hidden world of faeries to humans.

Choose your player.

The “ironborn” half-fae outcast of her royal fae family.
A tempestuous Fury, exiled to earth from the Immortal Realm and hellbent on revenge.
A dutiful fae prince, determined to earn his place on the throne.
The prince’s brooding guardian, burdened with a terrible secret.

For centuries, the Eight Courts of Folk have lived among us, concealed by magic and bound by law to do no harm to humans. This arrangement has long kept peace in the Courts—until a series of gruesome and ritualistic murders rocks the city of Toronto and threatens to expose faeries to the human world.

Four queer teens, each who hold a key piece of the truth behind these murders, must form a tenuous alliance in their effort to track down the mysterious killer behind these crimes. If they fail, they risk the destruction of the faerie and human worlds alike. If that’s not bad enough, there’s a war brewing between the Mortal and Immortal Realms, and one of these teens is destined to tip the scales. The only question is: which way?

Wish them luck. They’re going to need it.

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

  1. Cat’s story sounds like a page-turner. A friend of mine had her identity stolen…it was a nightmare getting things resolved. She was the victim, but she had to spend hours and hours proving who she was. Thanks for the recommendations!

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  2. Interesting books, Teri. How awesome that you are actually getting through your backlist. I have over 200 books on my Kindle. I think I have a problem. 🙂 I recently read “The Brigands” by Parris Afton Bonds and am almost finished with “Christmas In Newbury” by Regina Morris. Next up for me is “Blood On The Chesapeake” by Randy Overbeck. All three are very different genres from historical fiction to romance to mystery. 🙂 What can I say. I like to read everything! Thanks for sharing.

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    1. We share the same problem, Jan – maybe we should start a support group. Bet we’d know several of the members. I was just admiring the variety in your reading list and thinking I don’t step outside my usual genres enough. You’ve inspired me!

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