WWW Wednesdays #60 – August 23rd

WWW Wednesdays

WWW Wednesdays is a weekly bookish meme formally hosted by MizB of A Daily Rhythm, and revived by Sam of Taking on a World of Words. This meme consists of answering the following three questions:

  • What are you currently reading?
  • What did you recently finish reading?
  • What do you think you’ll read next?

What am I currently reading?

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I stated in my TT post yesterday that I would be starting the second book in the A Charm of Magpies series by K.J. Charles, A Case of Possession. I adore the main two characters, Stephen and Lucien – their banter is fantastic. The setting is in England. I’m not entirely sure about the timeline, it never really says, but I’m guessing somewhere in the 1800s. There’s definitely no cars or anything. The plots for the first book and this one, so far, are interesting and keeps me from putting the book down! If you’re looking for an M/M historical fantasy, check it out.


What did I recently finish reading?

17705713I finished up the third book in the Jack Daniels mystery series by J.A. Konrath, Rusty Nail. This was another thrilling installment to this series and I can’t wait to read more. I’m hoping to start the fourth book soon. I also completed reading the first in the Wolves of Hunter’s Rock series by Shelley Grayson, Shift. This was another good read. I enjoyed all of the characters and Grayson’s world-building. I’m definitely looking forward to reading the second book, whenever that happens to be coming out. I also stumbled upon another M/M series (shocking, I know) that reminded me quite a bit of C. S. Pacat’s Captive Prince trilogy. However, this series had 33014686significantly less sexual themes than Pacat’s. The series I am talking about is the Iron Breaker’s trilogy by Zaya Feli. The first book being Stag’s Run. I read all three of the books in a short amount of time because I simply couldn’t put them down. I loved both main characters, Ren and Anik, as well as supporting one’s. Although Ren’s a bit bratty he grows on you and his character definitely develops throughout the series. Just a warning, this contains a slow-burning romance. Nothing romantic actually happens until the end of the second book. But, for me, it just made the future moments Ren and Anik shared all the more sweeter. Also, I LOVE the cover art for all three books!


What do I think I’ll read next?

14061957I’ll be continuing the Grisha trilogy with the third and final book, Ruin and Rising by Leigh Bardugo. I really need to start this book, but I just haven’t been reading physical copies as much recently. I’ve been on an e-book binge. But I’ll try to start it soon, especially because I’m running out of renew’s on my library website…xD

 

 


What are you currently reading? Have you read any of the books above? Let me know in the comments!

Happy reading! :)

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Teaser Tuesdays #60 – August 22nd

Teaser Tuesdays

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme hosted by MizB of A Daily RhythmTo play along just follow the rules below!

Rules:

  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page (I usually do a bit more than two)
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
  • Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

Today I finished the first book in the A Charm of Magpies series by K.J. Charles, The Magpie Lord. It was a fun, quick read and I really enjoyed the plot as well as the characters. So, of course, I’ll be reading the second book, A Case of Possession. Will probably even start it tonight.

My teaser:

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On a hot summer’s night, in a small, bare clerk’s room in Limehouse, a few streets from the stench of the river and three doors down from an opium den, Lucien Vaudrey, the Earl Crane, was checking lading bills. This was not his preferred way to spend an evening, but since his preferences hadn’t been consulted, and the worked needed to be done, he was doing it.

–Chapter 1
(ebook)

WWW Wednesdays #59 – August 9th

WWW Wednesdays

WWW Wednesdays is a weekly bookish meme formally hosted by MizB of A Daily Rhythm, and revived by Sam of Taking on a World of Words. This meme consists of answering the following three questions:

  • What are you currently reading?
  • What did you recently finish reading?
  • What do you think you’ll read next?

What am I currently reading?

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34624407I am currently reading the third book in the Jack Daniels mystery series by J.A. Konrath, Rusty Nail. I mentioned yesterday in my TT post that I’m really enjoying this series so far. I like the main character a lot and I also enjoy that the POV switches between Jack and the killer – it’s been like that for each book so far. It actually kind of reminds me of the TV show Criminal Minds, because that show also likes to focus on the audience already knowing who the killer is before the main cast does. I find it slightly ironic that I think that, however, because there are two FBI profiler’s in this book but they’re…not all that bright, honestly. I definitely recommend this series for those seeking a thriller, though a warning, some descriptions can get rather graphic. I also picked up another M/M romance book, the first in the Wolves of Hunter’s Rock series by Shelley Grayson, Shift. I’m about halfway down with it and so far it’s an enjoyable read. It has fun characters and an interesting plot, although at the moment there are still a lot of unanswered questions, so I hope at least the majority of them get resolved by the end of the book.


What did I recently finish reading?

14061955I finally finished the second book in the Grisha trilogy, Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo. It took me quite a while to wrap this one up. It’s not that it wasn’t good, other things just kept coming up. Also, I read my physical books at my second job and because that job is no more, I was reading my ebooks more often. That was a big part of it. This was a good second book to the series, but I did enjoy the first one a bit more. However, one of the characters introduced in this book quickly became one of my favorites. For those who have read this series, I’m sure you’re more than likely aware of who I am talking about. Who doesn’t like him? xD I 32716989also finally got around to reading the eighth book in the THIRDS series by Charlie Cochet, Thick & Thin. This one was sitting in my carousel on my Kindle app for quite some time. I don’t know why it took me so long to get to it. I think it’s because I only have one more book until I’m caught up in the series and I don’t want to have to keep waiting for the next one, honestly. It was such a short installment, too! I need to go buy the ninth one, pronto. Above I stated that I’m reading the third book in the Jack Daniels mystery series and so obviously I read the first two in the series before I got to that one. Those would be Whiskey Sour and Bloody Mary. Once again, I’m really enjoying this series and cannot wait to keep plugging away at it.


What do I think I’ll read next?

14061957This section is STILL the same as it was in my last WWW post…and the one before that. I’ll be continuing the Grisha trilogy with the third and final book, Ruin and Rising by Leigh Bardugo. Hopefully I’ll get around to reading that one a little quicker than I did the second one. I’ll probably also keep picking up random M/M books because that’s still what my mood has been recently.

 

 


What are you currently reading? Have you read any of the books above? Let me know in the comments!

Happy reading! :)

Teaser Tuesdays #59 – August 8th

Teaser Tuesdays

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme hosted by MizB of A Daily RhythmTo play along just follow the rules below!

Rules:

  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page (I usually do a bit more than two)
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
  • Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

I recently started reading the Jack Daniels mystery series by J.A. Konrath and am currently on the third book, Rusty Nail. I’m really enjoying this series so far.

My teaser:

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I stood on the curb and called Officer Hajek at the Crime Lab, asking if he had time later to swing by Mulrooney’s office to see what could be done with the answering machine. He promised me he would.
“…did you like the video, Jack? You’re next…”
I shuddered.
This wasn’t the first time I’d been a target, but that didn’t mean I was used to it.
I walked back to my car, acutely aware of my surroundings.

–Chapter 25, pages 111-112
(ebook)

WWW Wednesdays #58 – July 19th

WWW Wednesdays

WWW Wednesdays is a weekly bookish meme formally hosted by MizB of A Daily Rhythm, and revived by Sam of Taking on a World of Words. This meme consists of answering the following three questions:

  • What are you currently reading?
  • What did you recently finish reading?
  • What do you think you’ll read next?

What am I currently reading?

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24163590As I stated yesterday in my TT post, I’m still working through the second book in the Grisha trilogy, Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo. I’ll try to read this one more next week! I also started reading The Artifact by J.E. Lorin. I mentioned this author in my last WWW post. Lorin has only published three books, but I’ve enjoyed each and every one! Or, at least I’m enjoying The Artifact so far. Lorin’s world-building is awesome and the characters enjoyable. I’ll definitely be keeping a lookout for more by this author in the future! I’m reading another MxM book as well. This one is called The Soldati Prince by Charlie Cochet. If you’ve been reading my TT or WWW posts for a little while you may have noticed I’ve mentioned the THIRDS series by Cochet a few times. I fell in love with the THIRDS books, but this other series by her has been…meh. I’m just not enjoying it as much as the THIRDS. I may still give the second book a try though. It comes out later this year. So we’ll see.


What did I recently finish reading?

30370036A Destiny of Dragons by T.J. Klune, the second book in the Tales From Verania series. This book FINALLY came out and I was so excited!!! I absolutely LOVED the first one, so I impatiently waited for the sequel. And it definitely did not disappoint. Granted, I still enjoyed the first one a bit more, but the second one had the same amount of humor, and we were introduced to some new characters as well. Plus, more plot! The first book was merely the beginning. In the second a larger plot began to unfold, which will most likely be concluded in the next, and last, two books. Since I believe Klune said there was only 23308087going to be four. But yes, I will now be impatiently waiting for the third book. If you’re looking for a hilarious fantasy MxM romance, give the first book a try! I also finished up reading Flame in the Mist by Renée Ahdieh, the first book in the Flame in the Mist series. This was a fantastic read and I definitely recommend it! My review on this one can be found here. I’ve mentioned before, but I’ve been trying to stick to completed series, with the exception of a few. But this one just sounded so good, and I absolutely love Mulan (which this series is loosely based off) so I couldn’t wait to read it. I’ll also32053864 be impatiently waiting for the sequel to this series as well. I found another MxM author that I enjoy too. I read Leo Loves Aries by Anyta Sunday, the first in the Signs of Love series. This was an adorable book with some funny characters and a fun plot. I’ve read a few more by the same author and, once again, I am looking forward to the next one in this series.

 


What do I think I’ll read next?

14061957This section is pretty much the same as it was in my last WWW post. I’ll be continuing the Grisha trilogy with the third and final book, Ruin and Rising by Leigh Bardugo. I’ll probably also keep picking up random MxM books because that’s what my mood has been recently.

Teaser Tuesdays #58 – July 18th

Teaser Tuesdays

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme hosted by MizB of A Daily RhythmTo play along just follow the rules below!

Rules:

  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page (I usually do a bit more than two)
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
  • Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

I am still plugging away at the second book in the Grisha trilogy, Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo. I’ve been kind of everywhere with reading recently, and unfortunately it’s taking longer than I thought to get this one read. I think I’ve mentioned before, I actually get quite a bit of reading done at one of my jobs. However, the company is having some legal issues at the moment and has closed down for the time being. Sadly, that means less reading time. And less money…of course.

My teaser:

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Despite its name, I loved the war room. The cartographer in me couldn’t resist the old maps wrought in animal hide and embellished in whimsical detail: the gilded lighthouse at Os Kervo, the mountain temples of the Shu, the mermaids that swam at the edges of the seas.

–Chapter 15, page 261
(hardcover)

WWW Wednesdays #57 – May 31st

WWW Wednesdays

WWW Wednesdays is a weekly bookish meme formally hosted by MizB of A Daily Rhythm, and revived by Sam of Taking on a World of Words. This meme consists of answering the following three questions:

  • What are you currently reading?
  • What did you recently finish reading?
  • What do you think you’ll read next?

What am I currently reading?

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6782412So, for now I’ve decided to put the thirteenth and final book in The Hollows series by Kim Harrison, The Witch With No Name, on a hiatus. For some reason I’m just really not feeling it. I have no idea why. I’ve never had a problem with getting through any of the books in this series, but for whatever reason, my brain is just like no. I’ll try my best to get back to it soon. Otherwise I’ll forget everything…^^; Meanwhile, last night I started the second book in the Grisha trilogy, Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo. This one just jumped right into the action and I’m loving it! Will read more tonight. I’m also reading another MxM romance, Warrior’s Cross by Madeleine Urban and Abigail Roux.


What did I recently finish reading?

34447556I finished up both the second book in the Beautiful Monsters series, Sire, as well as the third, Broken. I stated last time that I fell quickly for this series and things haven’t changed. The fourth book doesn’t come out until sometime next year but I need it NOW NOW NOW. I don’t wanna wait…*pouts*. But I think the author is coming up with another series that’s based in the same universe and I believe that one comes out later this year. So I’m hoping that one will be just as good and will 10194157sate me until the fourth book releases. We shall see. I also finished up the first book in the Grisha trilogy, Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo. I really enjoyed the first book and now I understand what all the hype was about. I love the world-building. I wasn’t sure how I would feel about Alina at first, but overall I liked her as a character. She’s better than quite a few other female protagonists in YA novels. I’m already engrossed in the 33949887second book so I’ll probably be finishing up the series in the near future. I finished reading a new young adult MxM book that just came out in March as well, Noah’s Song by Jaclyn Osborn. This was a cute, quick read. It reminded me a lot of Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda. Although this one had a twist where one of the main characters had a disability. I definitely got the feelings when reading this one. I also 30216256stumbled upon another MxM author and read two of their books, Peril and The Finder. I enjoyed both books and am planning on reading the authors third book as well, which is actually the first book they wrote. I liked Peril a little better than The Finder, but both had intriguing plots and entertaining characters.

 


What do I think I’ll read next?

14061957Next up, I’ll be continuing the Grisha trilogy with the third and final book, Ruin and Rising by Leigh Bardugo. I’ll probably also keep picking up random MxM books because that’s what my mood has been recently. Once again, I’m hoping to get back into The Witch With No Name as well.