#WWWWednesdays: 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?

This week features a sci-fi/dystopian set in a world that isn’t what it seems, an LGBTQ humorous fantasy guaranteed to give you all the feels, and the final book in a fae fantasy series.

I’m currently reading/listening to three books, but in the interest of brevity I’ll only focus on one. I loved The Passage series by this author and was disappointed when the TV series was cancelled (probably because Staci and I both watched it). I’m not very far into The Ferryman so I don’t have a good feel for it, but reviews have been strong. It’s a long one at over 500 pages. The Passage books were also chunky, but totally worth it.

From the New York Times bestselling author of The Passage comes a riveting standalone novel about a group of survivors on a hidden island utopia–where the truth isn’t what it seems.

Founded by a mysterious genius, the archipelago of Prospera lies hidden from the horrors of a deteriorating outside world. In this island paradise, Prospera’s lucky citizens enjoy long, fulfilling lives until the monitors embedded in their forearms, meant to measure their physical health and psychological well-being, fall below 10 percent. Then they retire themselves, embarking on a ferry ride to the island known as the Nursery, where their failing bodies are renewed, their memories are wiped clean, and they are readied to restart life afresh.

Proctor Bennett, of the Department of Social Contracts, has a satisfying career as a ferryman, gently shepherding people through the retirement process–and, when necessary, enforcing it. But all is not well with Proctor. For one thing, he’s been dreaming–which is supposed to be impossible in Prospera. For another, his monitor percentage has begun to drop alarmingly fast. And then comes the day he is summoned to retire his own father, who gives him a disturbing and cryptic message before being wrestled onto the ferry.

Meanwhile, something is stirring. The Support Staff, ordinary men and women who provide the labor to keep Prospera running, have begun to question their place in the social order. Unrest is building, and there are rumors spreading of a resistance group–known as “Arrivalists”–who may be fomenting revolution.

Soon Proctor finds himself questioning everything he once believed, entangled with a much bigger cause than he realized–and on a desperate mission to uncover the truth. 

I just finished In the Lives of Puppets, and once again Klune put me through the gamut of emotions. I don’t know if I should curse him or hug him. If found family is one of your favorite tropes, please, please, please don’t miss his books.

In a strange little home built into the branches of a grove of trees, live three robots–fatherly inventor android Giovanni Lawson, a pleasantly sadistic nurse machine, and a small vacuum desperate for love and attention. Victor Lawson, a human, lives there too. They’re a family, hidden and safe.

The day Vic salvages and repairs an unfamiliar android labelled “HAP,” he learns of a shared dark past between Hap and Gio-a past spent hunting humans.

When Hap unwittingly alerts robots from Gio’s former life to their whereabouts, the family is no longer hidden and safe. Gio is captured and taken back to his old laboratory in the City of Electric Dreams. So together, the rest of Vic’s assembled family must journey across an unforgiving and otherworldly country to rescue Gio from decommission, or worse, reprogramming.

Along the way to save Gio, amid conflicted feelings of betrayal and affection for Hap, Vic must decide for himself: Can he accept love with strings attached?

Author TJ Klune invites you deep into the heart of a peculiar forest and on the extraordinary journey of a family assembled from spare parts. 

The previous novel hinted at a final showdown in this last book of the series, and I’m ready for it. Bring on the creatures of Evenfall!

The extraordinary finale to Julie Kagawa’s New York Times and internationally bestselling Iron Fey series is here…and the fate of the Nevernever and all the world hangs in the balance. Join Meghan, Ash, Puck, Grimalkin, and the entire Iron Fey cast for this final epic journey into worlds where imagination knows no boundaries…

After leaping through the portal to Evenfall, Meghan and her companions find themselves in a terrifying new world where Nightmares roam and glamour is nearly nonexistent. As their magic wanes and the creatures of Evenfall rise against them, the race to find the Nightmare King grows ever more desperate. But what they discover–about Evenfall, about the Nightmare King, about themselves–will shake everything they thought they knew to the core.

The Nightmare King stirs. A world hangs in the balance. And as twilight descends upon all the realms of Faery, Meghan and her allies must make one more impossible choice. 

29 thoughts on “#WWWWednesdays: What Am I Reading? #amreading

    1. I watched that movie years ago, but I can see some similarities. I mentioned to Staci about there’s a big twist, so I’m anxious to see what it is. Hope Daphne and Velma are having fun with their tunnel!


  1. You always have such an interesting selection of books, Teri. I just finished reading Sue Coletta’s latest, Restless Mayhem, and am now reading a thriller I got off NetGalley, Ricochet, by Taylor Moore. I love reading!

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      1. I read he Iron Fey soo many years ago. I don’t even know that I remember anything! haha I’m glad you are able to enjoy these newer ones without knowing the past.


  2. These all sound very interesting, Teri, but I know for sure that I am going to read In the Lives of Puppets. I have enjoy the two previous Klune books, in fact The House in the Cerulean Sea is one I recommend all the time.

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  3. Please let me know what you think of The Ferryman when you finish it. I read and loved The Passage trilogy but that was also out of my comfort zone. Also I’ve read and loved The House in the Cerulean Sea and Under the Whispering Door but when I read the synopsis for In the Lives of Puppets it didn’t sound like something I would like do you think I should still give it a try?

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    1. I’ll keep you updated about The Ferrryman. I know the synopsis sounds a little different, but this Klune book contains similar themes in his previous two. I really think you’d enjoy it, Misty.

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    1. Since I’m so behind on my NG books, now I’m checking out the audiobooks from the library, lol. It’s helping me catch up. Just downloaded the Kagawa book a couple days ago.


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