#WWWWednesday: 17 May 2023

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 week I managed to finish reading five books and it was a mixed bag this week!

[KU] Runaway Love (Cherry Tree Harbor #1) by Melanie Harlow ★★★☆☆
A bit too instalove for me and the MMC was a bit of an arse before he gets on board with the relationship but I thought this was a cute single parent/nanny romance! I loved the kids and Veronica’s personality and closeness with them. I wanted more depth from their relationship though!

[TOUR] Sunbolt (The Sunbolt Chronicles #1) by Intisar Khanani ★★★★☆
I loved this novella and it has me eager to read the next book asap. It’s action-packed, full of adventure, has a diverse cast and a potential paranormal romance on the horizon? It was so much fun. Check out my review!

[KU] Drive Me Wild (Bellamy Creek #1) by Melanie Harlow ★★★½
This was just okay. At this point, I’m realising that as much as I enjoy Harlow’s writing, her romances are very instalove. Griff was a bit much with his assholery but I loved Blair! Thankfully, her sunshine personality and sweetness (and baking) helped to balance his attitude.

Castles in their Bones (Castles in their Bones #1) by Laura Sebastian ★★★★½
I read this with Leslie and we both loved it—it was very close to 5 stars for me! I loved all three perspectives and was surprised that I never felt confused or bored by any of the povs. This read quickly despite a less ‘action-packed’ story but if you love court politics, smart and badass princesses making their way in a world they were raised to conquer, as well as very complicated family relationships, you’ll enjoy this!

[ARC] How to Win a Breakup by Farah Heron ★★★☆☆
This is one of those YA contemporaries that make me feel that maybe I’ve outgrown them. It was just way too dramatic for me! It covers common topics that are normally found in these books including toxic academic pressure and familial burdens, but it also covered bullying, homelessness, and LGBTQ2S+. That said, the story seems to only scratch the surface of these issues which I thought was a bummer. There were a lot of cute romantic moments and interesting character growth though!

I’ve just started one book and I’m about to start another…

  • The Assassin and the Libertine4% → I wasn’t sure what to read next and picked this up on a whim after seeing Nicole QRT this tweet by the author about the next book in this series. Hopefully, this is a fun historical vampire romp/mystery!
  • The Burning God0% → Starting the last book in this series with the buddy group. We’re terrified! 🤭

The magic of ✨mood reading✨ means it could be any of these.

What’re you currently reading? Have you read any of these books or are they also on your TBR? Happy reading, friends! 😍

12 thoughts on “#WWWWednesday: 17 May 2023

  1. I’m so excited (and terrified) to start The Burning God! I’ve also had my eye on The Alchemy of Moonlight for a while. So, I look forward to seeing your thoughts on it. I’m interested in it, but I haven’t seen anyone say anything about it yet. I’m being cautious because of my towering TBR. lol.

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  2. Glad you enjoyed Castles in Their Bones! It was such a wild book haha. I’m sure The Burning God will be pretty wild too. I don’t remember much of what happens.

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  3. This is the third blog I’ve seen Runaway Love on so I think that’s officially the push I needed to add that to my TBR pile. And thanks for the honesty with How to Win a Breakup – I always appreciate bloggers who put time into their descriptions! So many just provide a Goodreads link (so thanks again). I just finished the first two books in the Midlife Romance series by Lisa Battalia and I AM HOOKED. The series are all about second chances and moving on after divorce (which is very relatable, and the author did a great job at making the books empowering for women too). You can be a mother, a housewife, a working woman or just feel totally lost at what your next move should be and still have a happily ever after. The main character Lori reconnects with her lost love after a terrible divorce and although it’s not an easy reconnect (they live far away from one another, they have their own financial issues, children, baggage, etc) it’s a couple that you want to see make it work. They both deserve a second chance! SUCH a great read, highly recommend. You can read more about the books here – https://www.lisabattalia.com/ – would love to know your thoughts if you end up checking them out


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