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?

A variety of reads this week – a modern day teen Bonnie and Clyde, a blend of mythology, magic, and a quest, and the first book in a fantasy trilogy with its roots in the mythology of Africa and Arabia.

I was so on board with the first book in the Teen Killers series – a camp that trains (forces) teens to be assassins. Some have escaped the camp and this is the followup. I’m a little over 30% into it, and so far this one is leaning more on relationship drama than revealing the existence of the evil camp to the world.

The Teen Killers Club is on the brink of destruction, with one faction pitted against another in a deadly game of survival. Erik and Signal are part of the group who’ve had their “kill switches” disabled, and the others are under orders to hunt them down—or meet their own demise. Now, Erik and Signal have to find a way to neutralize the others’ switches and clear Signal’s name. In the middle of a manhunt that is going viral and turning them into an internet-age Bonnie and Clyde.

Erik and Signal are both Class As—the most dangerous and manipulative criminal profile—but Erik is the ultimate Class A, with ten kills to his name and a secret in his past that will change everything.

As if being hunted down wasn’t enough, Erik is determined to get Signal to admit that she loves him. But Signal is hellbent on crushing her own growing attraction.

It’s a race against time to save the Teen Killers Club from its worst nightmare—having to kill the friends they need more than ever.

This Wicked Fate was one of my most anticipated reads this year – the last book ended on a whopper of a cliffhanger. With mythology, unusual magic, and an adventurous journey, I finished this in two days.

How much would you risk to save the ones you love? Would you tempt even the most dangerous fate?

Briseis has one chance to save her mother, but she’ll need to do the impossible: find the last fragment of the deadly Absyrtus Heart. If she is to locate the missing piece, she must turn to the blood relatives she’s never known, learn about their secret powers, and take her place in their ancient lineage. Briseis is not the only one who wants the Heart, and her enemies will stop at nothing to fulfill their own ruthless plans. The fates tell of a truly dangerous journey, one that could end in more heartache, more death. Bolstered by the sisterhood of ancient magic, can Briseis harness her power to save the people she loves most?

I’m juggling finishing a few books from NetGalley by their publication dates, but this is probably my next read. I’ve seen this one on several Most Anticipated Reads of 2022 lists.

Red is the blood of the elite, of magic, of control.
Blue is the blood of the poor, of workers, of the resistance.
Clear is the blood of the slaves, of the crushed, of the invisible.

Sylah dreams of days growing up in the resistance, being told she would spark a revolution that would free the empire from the red-blooded ruling classes’ tyranny. That spark was extinguished the day she watched her family murdered before her eyes.

Anoor has been told she’s nothing, no one, a disappointment, by the only person who matters: her mother, the most powerful ruler in the empire. But when Sylah and Anoor meet, a fire burns between them that could consume the kingdom—and their hearts.

Hassa moves through the world unseen by upper classes, so she knows what it means to be invisible. But invisibility has its uses: It can hide the most dangerous of secrets, secrets that can reignite a revolution. And when she joins forces with Sylah and Anoor, together these grains of sand will become a storm.

As the empire begins a set of trials of combat and skill designed to find its new leaders, the stage is set for blood to flow, power to shift, and cities to burn.

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

  1. I think This Wicked Fate has such a gorgeous cover!! I still haven’t read the first book but I’ll have to now that the second book is coming out soon! I hope you have a lovely week, Teri!

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