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?

It’s a big batch of sci-fi this week, but they’re vastly different – the final book in a humorous superhero series, a genetic techno-thriller, and an exciting blend of history and sci-fi.

I’m currently reading Heat Wave, the third and final book in a series by one of my favorite authors, T.J. Klune. I can’t put into words how much I’ve enjoyed all three novels. These characters feel like friends and family now, and I’ll be sad to see them go.

Heat Wave is the explosive finale to the thrilling Extraordinaries trilogy by New York Times and USA Today bestselling author TJ Klune!

Nick, Seth, Gibby, and Jazz are back in action bringing justice, protection, and disaster energy to the people of Nova City.

An unexpected hero returns to Nova City and crash lands into Nick’s home, upturning his life, his family, and his understanding of what it means to be a hero in the explosive finale of the thrilling and hilarious Extraordinaries trilogy by New York Times bestselling author TJ Klune.

Over the weekend I finished Upgrade. Blake Crouch never fails to take my mind to unexpected places. This novel is captivating, exceptionally thought-provoking, and kind of scary.

“You are the next step in human evolution.”

At first, Logan Ramsay isn’t sure if anything’s different. He just feels a little . . . sharper. Better able to concentrate. Better at multitasking. Reading a bit faster, memorizing better, needing less sleep.
But before long, he can’t deny it: Something’s happening to his brain. To his body. He’s starting to see the world, and those around him—even those he loves most—in whole new ways.

The truth is, Logan’s genome has been hacked. And there’s a reason he’s been targeted for this upgrade. A reason that goes back decades to the darkest part of his past, and a horrific family legacy. Worse still, what’s happening to him is just the first step in a much larger plan, one that will inflict the same changes on humanity at large—at a terrifying cost.

Because of his new abilities, Logan’s the one person in the world capable of stopping what’s been set in motion. But to have a chance at winning this war, he’ll have to become something other than himself. Maybe even something other than human.

And even as he’s fighting, he can’t help wondering: what if humanity’s only hope for a future really does lie in engineering our own evolution?

Intimate in scale yet epic in scope, Upgrade is an intricately plotted, lightning-fast tale that charts one man’s thrilling transformation, even as it asks us to ponder the limits of our humanity—and our boundless potential. 

I’ve been so anxious to read Silvia Moreno-Garcia, and Mexican Gothic has been waiting on my Kindle for way too long. I love the time period of this novel, and a retelling of The Island of Doctor Moreau? Irresistible.

From the New York Times bestselling author of Mexican Gothic and Velvet Was the Night comes a dreamy reimagining of The Island of Doctor Moreau set against the backdrop of nineteenth-century Mexico.

Carlota Moreau: a young woman, growing up in a distant and luxuriant estate, safe from the conflict and strife of the Yucatán peninsula. The only daughter of either a genius, or a madman.

Montgomery Laughton: a melancholic overseer with a tragic past and a propensity for alcohol. An outcast who assists Dr. Moreau with his scientific experiments, which are financed by the Lizaldes, owners of magnificent haciendas and plentiful coffers.

The hybrids: the fruits of the Doctor’s labor, destined to blindly obey their creator and remain in the shadows. A motley group of part human, part animal monstrosities.

All of them living in a perfectly balanced and static world, which is jolted by the abrupt arrival of Eduardo Lizalde, the charming and careless son of Doctor Moreau’s patron, who will unwittingly begin a dangerous chain reaction.

For Moreau keeps secrets, Carlota has questions, and in the sweltering heat of the jungle, passions may ignite.

THE DAUGHTER OF DOCTOR MOREAU is both a dazzling historical novel and a daring science fiction journey.

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

    1. Sci-fi is one of my most read genres (as you can tell, I guess). I’ve been trying to branch out a little more this year and although this week may not show it, I think I’ve done a pretty good job.

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  1. I’ve never read Crouch before but I’ve seen him everywhere. I am hit or miss with Moreno-Garcia. Mexican Gothic was good but it was a bit too creepy for me. I think you’ll love it because you read many horror books. I loved Gods of Jade and Shadow by her though!

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    1. I’ll read anything Crouch writes, Leslie. Some I enjoy more than others, but he’s never disappointed me. The Moreno-Garcia book is moving a little slowly for my taste, but it looks like things are going to happen pretty soon.

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