#WWWWednesday: 29 June 2022

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?

Post divider: What did you just finish reading?

Since last week I’ve managed to finish four books. It was a pretty decent reading week although it did feel a bit slow.

(ARC) Take the Lead (Central State #3) by Jaqueline Snowe ★★★★☆
I’ve been looking forward to this friends-to-lovers romance since hints were dropped at the end of book two and it didn’t disappoint. They had such a great friendship and amazing chemistry! Check out my review

Radio Silence by Alice Oseman ★★★☆☆
I read this with Leslie and we were both a little underwhelmed by it. It was enjoyable enough but there was something about it that made it difficult to connect to the story and characters. I loved how diverse the characters are and how inclusive the story is though. Plus, AO always does a fantastic job addressing mental health and identity issues!

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#WWWWednesday: 22 June 2022

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?

Post divider: What did you just finish reading?

Since last week I’ve managed to finish three books. Compared to last week’s low-rated reads, this week’s reads have been winners! Elizabeth O’Roark is slaying me with her angsty romance chemistry and I’m 100% here for it. 🥹

(KU) The Devil and the Deep Blue Sea (Devil #2) by Elizabeth O’Roark ★★★★½ (rounded up)
There was little that I didn’t love about Drew and Josh! I love myself a simp hero and Josh is definitely a favourite contender. This ‘Devil’ series is making me reconsider my stance on angsty romances because these books deliver such fantastic angst and I love it so much?

Felix Ever After by Kacen Callender
I’m actually buddy reading this with Leslie but I accidentally ended up reading it in one day? 😬 I’ll share my rating later but I’d defo rec it! Long story short: I loved it. It’s messy, realistic and written with so much heart! I cried (lol).

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#WWWWednesday: 15 June 2022

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?

Post divider: What did you just finish reading?

Since last week I’ve managed to finish four books: two graphic novels, one romance and I finally finished the chonkster! 😭 Even though I’ve read four books, it was a pretty slow reading week for me, what with settling somewhere new and no longer having half as much alone time as before!

(ARC) Slip by Marika McCoola and Aatmaja Pandya ★★☆☆☆
This had a great concept but sadly the execution didn’t work for me. It started well but as the story progressed, it became more disjointed and I didn’t feel any connection to our MC either. Check out my review

(ARC) Dreams Factory by Jerome Hamon ★★½ (rounded up)
This had an absolutely fascinating concept but again, the execution was a bit of a miss for me. The story was interesting but not as great or coherent as it could’ve been. BUT the artwork was absolutely fantastic and really brought the bleak atmosphere to life. Check out my review

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#WWWWednesday: 08 June 2022

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?

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Since last week I’ve managed to finish two books.

(ARC) A Little Bit Country by Brian D. Kennedy ★★★★☆

Country music. Delicious southern cuisine. Theme park shenanigans. Sweet, slightly angsty first love. This was a fun read but it was definitely angstier than expected.
Check out my review

(ARC) So Not Meant to Be by Meghan Quinn ★★★★☆

It took a little while for me to get past the childish antics but I ended up loving the antagonistic banter and the chemistry between JP and Kelsey was absolute fire!
My review is up tomorrow

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#WWWWednesday: 01 June 2022

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?

Post divider: What did you just finish reading?

Since last week I’ve managed to finish four books.

(KU) Malice (The Faithful and the Fallen #1) by John Gwynne ★★★★½
This was my first book by John Gwynne and I thought it was one helluva debut! This was an absolute chonkster but Leslie and I sped through it so quickly. The first half is pretty slow but it’s so worth it when all the storylines start tying together and the action really kicks in. I can’t wait to continue the series soon! Check out my essay I mean, review.

The Perfect Escape by Suzanne Park
Friends, I have to say I was a little disappointed with this one. I loved the first book I read by this author and I was expecting the same fluffy, fun, feel-good vibes with this one but I didn’t click with it. The romance was insta and the zombie stuff was fun, but there was a lot going on in the characters’ lives that I wish had been better addressed. Not sure what to rate it!

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#WWWWednesday: 25 May 2022

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?

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Since last week I’ve managed to finish two books. It’s been a slow reading week but I’ve enjoyed my reads this week! One took a little while to grow on me but I ended up really enjoying it and now I can’t wait to continue with the series!

The City of Brass (The Daevabad Trilogy #1) by S.A. Chakraborty ★★★½
As my rating shows, I have mixed feelings about this. I didn’t particularly like the characters and I thought there wasn’t much of a plot? However, the last 15% of this book revived my excitement for the story and really upped my rating! Now I can’t wait to continue on to the next book ASAP!

(KU) Falling for the Enemy (Malibu Millionaires #2) by Katie Golding ★★★★☆
I enjoyed the first book in this series even with all the insta-love elements but I loved this one. The chemistry, the rivals to lovers situation-ship and ugh, how I swooned over how hard Jasper was a simp for Blake. Also, this was delightfully steamy! 🥵

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#WWWWednesday: 18 May 2022

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?

Post divider: What did you just finish reading?

Since last week I’ve managed to finish six books. It’s been another week where it feels like I haven’t read anything but, in fact, I have read a fair bit? Funny that!

To Sir, With Love by Lauren Layne ★★★★☆
Super sweet and ridiculously cute! I loved the epistolary chapters, the angsty enemies-to-friends-to-lovers romance, and the sibling relationships and friendships. So much fun bubbly goodness and a rom-com I’d recommend!

(ARC) Sweeter than Honey (Honey Hill #2) by Joy Avery ★★★½
This was a fun small-town romance ft. brother’s best friend, friends-to-lovers vibes, fake dating, delightful banter and hilarious, meddling oldies! But I didn’t connect with the romance as much as I wanted to and felt there was a lot more “telling” than “showing”.

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#WWWWednesday: 11 May 2022

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?

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Since last week I’ve managed to finish eight books. I’m back on that romance kick and I’m loving it! My fave was Everything for You by Chloe Liese though—a sweet, emotional, heartwarming MM romance ft. some soccer. 💜

(ARC) Fake It Till You Bake It by Jamie Wesley ★★★★½
This had a bit of a slow start but once I got into it I flew through in one sitting! The banter was fantastic and the chemistry was f-i-r-e! Jada and Donovan were well-developed characters and had such a fun/playful connection. The cupcakes also had me salivating! 🧁

A Psalm for the Wild-Built (Monk & Robot #1) by Becky Chambers ★★★★★
I did it—I finally read my first Becky Chambers book and wow, I loved it so much?! Dex and Mosscap so quickly won my heart. Their friendship was incredibly heartwarming and sweet and they had me laughing and even tearing up by the end. Fantastic. I want more!

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#WWWWednesday: 04 May 2022

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?

Post divider: What did you just finish reading?

Since last week I’ve managed to finish six books. It was a bit of a mixed reading week with mostly “okay” reads and a few that I really enjoyed!

Gallant by V.E. Schwab ★★★★☆
I buddy read this with Leslie and sadly, she didn’t enjoy it like I did but I totally get why! This was very slow-paced but I connected with Olivia and was invested in what happens to her cousin and those living in Gallant. It’s beautifully written, haunting and bittersweet. Check out my review!

The Empress of Salt and Fortune (The Singing Hills Cycle #1) by Nghi Vo ★★★★½
I get the hype! Nghi Vo’s writing was captivating. It’s lyrical, poetic, full of vivid imagery and flowed effortlessly off the page to hold me in rapture. This story was deceptively easy to read but is full of deeper meaning just below the surface. For how short this is, Vo still paints a stunning landscape of deadly politics and clashing cultures but also magic, fortune tellers, and mythology.

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#WWWWednesday: 27 April 2022

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?

Post divider: What did you just finish reading?

Since last week I’ve managed to finish five books. It’s been a pretty great reading week with a good mix of genres and ratings. I’m so behind on my reviews (yikes!) but I’m hoping to get caught up soon.

We Free the Stars (Sands of Arawiya #2) by Hafsah Faizal ★★★★★
I buddy read this with Leslie & Julie and this had us feeling all the feels. Oof, why is the romance between Nasir and Zafira not talked about more often? Holy wow, it was so angsty, so swoony and ugh, I love them so much? 🥹 I still need to write my review but far out this was an amazing conclusion to the duology!

(ARC) Tanked (Eastside Brewery #3) by Mia Hopkins ★★★½
I’ve been keen to read Angel’s story and it didn’t disappoint. It was sweet, swoony and steamy and I loved how the stories are brought together for a great conclusion to the series. Check out my review!

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