WWW Wednesday is a weekly meme formerly hosted by MizB at A Daily Rhythm, now hosted by Sam at Taking on a World of Words. To participate, readers just need to answer the 3 ‘w’ questions below either on their blog or on Sam’s site in the comment section. It’s a fun and easy way to share recent reads with the community and see what everyone is up to 😊 Here are this week’s updates.
What are you currently reading?
A Kingdom of Flesh and Fire by Jennifer L. Armentrout
(Blood and Ash #2)
Genre: Fantasy Romance
Everything Poppy has ever believed in is a lie, including the man she was falling in love with. Thrust among those who see her as a symbol of a monstrous kingdom, she barely knows who she is without the veil of the Maiden…
Casteel Da’Neer is known by many names and many faces. His lies are as seductive as his touch. His truths as sensual as his bite. Poppy knows better than to trust him. He needs her alive, healthy, and whole to achieve his goals. But he’s the only way for her to get what she wants…
But unrest has grown in Atlantia as they await the return of their Prince. Whispers of war have become stronger, and Poppy is at the very heart of it all. The King wants to use her to send a message. The Descenters want her dead. The wolven are growing more unpredictable. And as her abilities to feel pain and emotion begin to grow and strengthen, the Atlantians start to fear her…”
What did you recently finish reading?
From Blood and Ash by Jennifer L. Armentrout
(Blood and Ash #1)
Genre: Fantasy Romance
Chosen from birth to usher in a new era, Poppy’s life has never been her own…
The entire kingdom’s future rests on Poppy’s shoulders, something she’s not even quite sure she wants for herself. Because a Maiden has a heart. And a soul. And longing. And when Hawke, a golden-eyed guard honor bound to ensure her Ascension, enters her life, destiny and duty become tangled with desire and need…
Forsaken by the gods and feared by mortals, a fallen kingdom is rising once more, determined to take back what they believe is theirs through violence and vengeance..”
Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Richard Pevear (Translator), Larissa Volokhonsky (Translator)
Genre: Russian Literature, Classics
“Raskolnikov, a destitute and desperate former student, wanders through the slums of St Petersburg and commits a random murder without remorse or regret. He imagines himself to be a great man, a Napoleon: acting for a higher purpose beyond conventional moral law. But as he embarks on a dangerous game of cat and mouse with a suspicious police investigator, Raskolnikov is pursued by the growing voice of his conscience and finds the noose of his own guilt tightening around his neck. Only Sonya, a downtrodden prostitute, can offer the chance of redemption…”
The Lore of Prometheus by Graham Austin-King
Genre: Urban Fantasy, Paranormal, Military Fiction
“John Carver has three rules: Don’t drink in the daytime, don’t gamble when the luck has gone, and don’t talk to the dead people who come to visit…”
They Never Learn by Layne Fargo
“Scarlett Clark is an exceptional English professor. But she’s even better at getting away with murder. Every year, she searches for the worst man at Gorman University and plots his well-deserved demise…”
What do you think you’ll read next?
The Hunting Wives by May Cobb
Genre: Mystery / Thriller
“Sophie O’Neill left behind an envy-inspiring career and the stressful, competitive life of big-city Chicago to settle down with her husband and young son in a small Texas town. It seems like the perfect life with a beautiful home in an idyllic rural community. But Sophie soon realizes that life is now too quiet, and she’s feeling bored and restless.
Then she meets Margot Banks, an alluring socialite who is part of an elite clique secretly known as the Hunting Wives. Sophie finds herself completely drawn to Margot and swept into her mysterious world of late-night target practice and dangerous partying. As Sophie’s curiosity gives way to full-blown obsession, she slips farther away from the safety of her family and deeper into this nest of vipers.
When the body of a teenage girl is discovered in the woods where the Hunting Wives meet, Sophie finds herself in the middle of a murder investigation and her life spiraling out of control.”
The Notebooks for Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Edward Wasiolek (Translator)
“”In studying the notebooks one feels like an eavesdropper on Dostoyevsky’s artistic self-communings. . . . We may plainly observe Dostoyevsky’s creative logic at work in selection and emphasis, his concern for technique and his struggle to make crystal-clear what is ambiguous in his characters. . . . a veritable storehouse of source material on nearly every aspect of the conception, planning, and writing of Crime and Punishment.” ― The New York Times“
The Turn of the Key by Ruth Ware
Genre: Mystery / Thriller
“When she stumbles across the ad, she’s looking for something else completely. But it seems like too good an opportunity to miss—a live-in nannying post, with a staggeringly generous salary. And when Rowan Caine arrives at Heatherbrae House, she is smitten—by the luxurious “smart” home fitted out with all modern conveniences, by the beautiful Scottish Highlands, and by this picture-perfect family.
What she doesn’t know is that she’s stepping into a nightmare—one that will end with a child dead and herself in prison awaiting trial for murder…”