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:
- What did you read last?
- What are you currently reading?
- What will you read next?
Since last Wednesday, I’ve managed to finish seven books, three of which were overdue graphic novel ARCs that I got on NetGalley. I don’t know why I put those off for so long but I’m glad that I finally read them and can tick them off my endless to-read list! 😂
Mistletoe & Mr. Right (Moose Springs #2) by Sarah Morgenthaler ★★★★☆
I loved the quirky weird charm of The Tourist Attraction, but I really connected with Lana and Rick and very quickly fell in love with their love in this book! I loved coming back to Moose Springs, although the townspeople were a little harder to love. Lana and Rick both stole my heart and I loved that they were such opposite characters but complemented each other so well. Check out my full review!
The Grémillet Sisters: Sarah’s Dream by Giovanni Di Gregorio, Alessandro Barbucci ★★★☆☆
I requested this because the artwork looked like my favourite kind and I wasn’t wrong! The art style threw me back to my good old W.I.T.C.H. comic reading days (anyone else remember that one?!) and I loved it. The dynamic between the sisters was relatable and the mystery intriguing, but I really wish we got more background… Check out my full review!
Gung Ho: Vol. 1 by Benjamin von Eckartsberg, Thomas van Kummant ★★☆☆☆
The artwork? Exceptional! Unfortunately, I felt the storyline pretty much boiled down to a bunch of rebellious, unruly and horny teenagers with their hormones running rampant and calling all the dumbass shots. I also didn’t like how young female bodies were hyper sexualised and there was also some instances of fatphobia.
The Straw King by Isabelle Dethan ★★½
This was another disappointing graphic novel. While the artwork wasn’t really to my taste, I thought it complimented the story well and the colour palette really suited the ancient Egyptian vibes. Sadly, I didn’t connect at all with the characters and wasn’t invested in the story, despite the interesting historical aspects.
The Highland Renegade (Lord of the Highlands #6) by Amy Jarecki ★★★★☆
Yes, I read another Scottish historical romance and y’all, I think I might be kinda obsessed with reading historical romances right now 😂 This was another fast-paced, action-packed and surprisingly steamy romance that I devoured in a night. I couldn’t put it down. Will definitely be reading more about these highland lords in the near future! 😏 Review to come.
The Forbidden Duke (The Untouchables #1) by Darcy Burke ★★★½
Another historical romance? Yup! I really enjoyed this novella, although since it’s so short there wasn’t much character development. That said, the H/H were interesting, I was invested in their chemistry and steamy romance (I mean, that cover), but the side characters were great! Entertainingly scheming society mothers are the best 😂 Review to come.
The Forgotten Gift by Kathleen McGurl ★★★☆☆
This ended up being a mix of contemporary and historical fiction (imo) and while I enjoyed it, I thought I’d enjoy it more! Still, a good story that explores what it means to be family. Review up tomorrow!
I’m currently reading Born at Dawn for my stop on the blog tour later this week. I’m looking forward to diving into some fantasy again, as its been a while! Plus, it’ll be a good transition book for me to get into fantasies again as I’ll be reading a few more of those next. I’m also reading A Scandalous Bargain, which is an ARC I requested since I seem to be on a bit of a historical romance kick?
These are basically staying where they are… This time, I will definitely be picking up Crowns of Croswald as soon as I finish my current read. So, very soon, I swear! 😂 I’m sure the other ARCs will come after because I’m definitely trying to prioritise them!
How is your reading week going and what are you currently reading? Hope the rest of your week goes well!