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?

Because of Bad Moon Rising and being behind on posting book reviews, this is my first WWW post since the end of August – wow! This week I’ve got all fantasies to share with you.

I’m down to the last 10% of Curse of Shadows. I absolutely love the unique world-building in this series and was anxious to get to this second book. For some reason I thought it was a duology, but another book is coming. Woohoo!

For fans of epic fantasy with adventure and romance, Curse of Shadows reveals a world of unique magic, breathtaking action, and unforgettable love.

Amassia teeters on the brink of the next Great Dying.

The second sun has returned as our Bone Throwers foresaw–casting the nine realms into war.

My name is Ash, and I fell in the battle for Baiseen. But I’m awake now, slowly putting the pieces back together.

My Heir has lost his throne.

My sailor is gone.

And there is an emptiness inside me I can’t explain.

Amid the chaos, someone must collect the original twelve whistle bones from all corners of the world. Marcus is named to lead the cause, but with his volatile phantom, he’ll need diplomacy as much as his sword. And we are not the only ones to seek the bones.

Yet succeed we must.

Because if we don’t, it will be death to all…

I recently finished Gleanings, a short story collection based in the world of the Arc of a Scythe series (if you haven’t read it, correct that now). Since this series came to an end in 2019, it was like an early Christmas present to once again visit this world. I also got to meet the author at YallFest earlier this month – such a pleasure.

The New York Times bestselling Arc of the Scythe series continues with thrilling stories that span the timeline. Storylines continue. Origin stories are revealed. And new Scythes emerge!

There are still countless tales of the Scythedom to tell. Centuries passed between the Thunderhead cradling humanity and Scythe Goddard trying to turn it upside down. For years humans lived in a world without hunger, disease, or death with Scythes as the living instruments of population control.

Neal Shusterman—along with collaborators David Yoon, Jarrod Shusterman, Sofía Lapuente, Michael H. Payne, Michelle Knowlden, and Joelle Shusterman—returns to the world throughout the timeline of the Arc of a Scythe series. Discover secrets and histories of characters you’ve followed for three volumes and meet new heroes, new foes, and some figures in between.

Another fantasy is up next, and the reviews look good. This is a new-to-me author.

Outsiders are always given a choice: the Forest or the lake. Either way, they’re never heard from again.

Leelo has spent her entire life on Endla, coexisting with the bloodthirsty Forest and respecting the poisonous lake that protects her island from outsiders who seek to destroy it. But as much as Leelo cares for her community, she struggles to accept that her younger brother will be exiled by his next birthday, unless he gains the magic of enchanted song so vital to Endla.

When Leelo sees a young outsider on the verge of drowning in the lake, she knows exactly what she’s supposed to do. But in a moment that will change everything, Leelo betrays her family, her best friend, and Endla by making an unthinkable choice.

Discovery could lead to devastating consequences for both Leelo and the outsider, Jaren, but as they grow closer, Leelo realizes that not all danger comes from beyond the lake—and they can only survive if Leelo is willing to question the very fabric of her society, her people, and herself.

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

  1. A fun selection of reading, Teri. I am absolutely amazed at some of the book covers that are popping up, like “Poison Season.” I just finished reading “Forgotten Sins” by Rebecca Zanetti, and up next for me is Harmony Kent’s new book of poetry. Goodreads tells me I am four books ahead on my reading challenge, so it’s been a very busy reading year for me. I love the variety of books that I choose.

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    1. Yes! And I’d just finished listening to the audiobook of the last book in the series a couple months ago, so everything was still fresh. It was a series with plot twists that took me by complete surprise several times.


      1. I’ve missed you, too! 💗 I took a completely unintentional break for a looong time. Haven’t been online at all. Health stuff. I’m not even fully back yet but had to visit a few of my favorite friends online. Think of you often.

        You met Neal? That is so cool! And I’m envious (he may be, too). I haven’t read the series but one of my sons did and the other is getting the boxed set for the holidays (plus both are getting Gleanings–which I can’t wait to read because…short stories + premise = love).


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