Welcome to WWW Wednesday which is currently being hosted by Sam @ Taking On A World of Words. It’s really just a place to do little update on what all you’ve been reading lately. Anyone is welcome to join, just leave a link to your post in the comments and be sure to give the appropriate credit to Sam!
The Three W’s are:
- What are you currently reading?
- What did you recently finish reading?
- What do you think you’ll read next?
What are you currently reading?
Revenge and the Wild by Michelle Modesto
I will actually start this book during my lunch break today. I’m pretty excited about it because it’s a fantasy-steampunk Western. Like seriously, how cool does that sound? It’s also Modesto’s debut novel, so I’m interested in seeing how it turns out. I always love getting to read debuts because you never know when you’ll meet your new favorite author!
The two-bit town of Rogue City is a lawless place, full of dark magic and saloon brawls, monsters and six-shooters. But it’s perfect for seventeen-year-old Westie, the notorious adopted daughter of local inventor Nigel Butler.
Westie was only a child when she lost her arm and her family to cannibals on the wagon trail. Nine years later, Westie may seem fearsome with her foul-mouthed tough exterior and the powerful mechanical arm built for her by Nigel, but the memory of her past still haunts her. She’s determined to make the killers pay for their crimes—and there’s nothing to stop her except her own reckless ways.
But Westie’s search ceases when a wealthy family comes to town looking to invest in Nigel’s latest invention, a machine that can harvest magic from gold—which Rogue City desperately needs as the magic wards that surround the city start to fail. There’s only one problem: the investors look exactly like the family who murdered Westie’s kin. With the help of Nigel’s handsome but scarred young assistant, Alistair, Westie sets out to prove their guilt. But if she’s not careful, her desire for revenge could cost her the family she has now.
What did you recently finish reading?
- The Coldest Girl in Coldtown by Holly Black – buddy read, 5/5 stars (review to come)
- The Walls Around Us by Nova Ren Suma – 2/5 stars (review to come)
I really enjoyed Black’s take on vampires. It was a fun and engrossing read that I didn’t want to put down! I highly recommend it if you’re looking for a different kind of vampire story (one that doesn’t include sparkles!). As for The Walls Around Us… just a major disappointment.
What do you think you’ll read next?
- Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty – book club
- A Torch Against the Night (An Ember in the Ashes, #2) by Sabaa Tahir
What are you currently reading? Which books have finished reading recently? What’s up next on your TBR? Have you read any of the books on my list? Leave a link to your WWW Wednesday in the comments below!