#WWWWednesday: 05 August

Hello, hello and welcome back to another episode of WWW Wednesday, a weekly meme hosted by Sam @ Taking On A World of Words, which means I’ll be answering these questions:

  1. What did you read last?
  2. What are you currently reading?
  3. What will you read next?

Since last Wednesday I’ve managed to finish a surprising five books!

The Hollow Gods (The Chaos Cycle Duology) by A.J. Vrana ★★★☆☆
As The Ultimate Chicken™ this book was completely out of my comfort zone but I was pleasantly surprised by it. Apparently all the horrifying things happen in small towns, right? The small town secrets and folklore were definitely terrifying in this one! If you like a dark fantasy with paranormal elements this will definitely be up your alley. Read my full review!

Frostheart (Frostheart #1) by Jamie Littler ★★★½
I absolutely loved that the whole story was illustrated because it helped bring this ice covered world to life. My heart really felt for Ash and his longing to find a place where he belonged and the people who would accept him in spite of his dangerous legacy. It was a heartwarming and sweet read full of adventure that I think many young readers will enjoy. Review coming soon!

A Wicked Magic by Sasha Laurens ★★★☆☆
This was very different to what I expected. Laurens does paint a very eerie small town atmosphere but it didn’t end up being as scary as I thought it’d be. It was also a much heavier read that covers intense and difficult topics that can be potentially triggering for many. Read my full review and see the full list of content warnings the author shared on her website!

The Good for Nothings by Danielle Banas ★★★★☆
To steal Emer’s term, this was a fantastic popcorn read. It was a space opera reminiscent of Guardians of the Galaxy, Aurora Rising and Illuminae Files (imho). I loved the awkward, quirky and dry banter between our found family crew and the story left me feeling extremely comforted. It was such a fun and fast-paced story 💙 Read my full review!

Always Only You (Bergman Brothers #2) by Chloe Liese ★★★★★
I absolutely adored this romance and it had me swooning through the whole read. Give me more empowering couples who aren’t afraid to be vulnerable and open with each other, who don’t suffer from the typical miscommunication issue in many romances and don’t devolve into immaturity. Frankie and Ren were the romance couple I didn’t know I needed. Read my full review!

After not checking my personal email for over 2 weeks (which I definitely do not recommend doing!) I had about 2.5k+ emails that I needed to clear out and I decided to do that yesterday. I’m so glad I did because I saw that I had been included in two blog tours for THIS weekend and *nervous chuckling* of course I haven’t read the books yet! Turns out I’ve booked myself silly with blog tours this August but I’m still not feeling crazily pressured (yet). Right now, I’ve got these three going:

Every time I think of the title With or Without You, U2 immediately starts playing in my head so I feel I’m gonna have to give that song a listen very soon! It’s well-written and easy to read, although a bit slow, and it’s quite melancholy as well. I have a feeling the heart breaking part is just around the corner and I don’t know if I’m ready for it. A House is A Body is a collection of short stories and I’m not always good with those but this has been interesting so far. The Black Kids is good so far but I’m finding it hard to connect with our MC (maybe an age thing) who is also a *tiny* bit frustrating!

I’ve got a lovely bunch of blog tour reads quickly coming up next week that I really need to get reading and that’ll hopefully happen this weekend because I’m aiming to finish my current reads by Friday.

How is your reading week going and what are you currently reading? Hope the rest of your week goes well!

19 thoughts on “#WWWWednesday: 05 August

    • Haha I don’t even know Alex! I shocked myself coz it’s been ages since I’ve read more than one book in like 2 weeks 😂 I think it might definitely have to do with my mood. I’m retreating into books again (less animal crossing LOL)!

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    • I totally surprised myself by reading five books in one week too! It’s been a loong time since I’ve read anything more than 2-3 books over two weeks (ever since this damn pandemic started) so it was definitely a good week 😅

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  1. Always Only You sounds fantastic. I already had that series on my TBR, but you have me wanting to pick it up sooner. Do you have to read the two books in order or do they work as standalones?

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    • Nope, they definitely work as standalones. The couple from book one do make an appearance in book two, but don’t play a big role in it. Aah, I hope you enjoy it if you pick it up, Ali 😀

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