WWW Wednesday | May 22, 2019

“Welcome to WWW Wednesday! This meme was formerly hosted by MizB at A Daily Rhythm and revived on Taking on a World of Words. Just answer the three questions below and leave a link to your post in the comments for others to look at. No blog? No problem! Just leave a comment with your responses. Please, take some time to visit the other participants and see what others are reading. So, let’s get to it!”

The Three Ws are: 
What are you currently reading?
What did you recently finish reading?
What do you think you’ll read next?

Currently Reading:


Two years ago, Billie Tarrow’s husband left her for another woman. Shamed and divorced, Billie retreated to her family home in Port Townsend, far from her old life in New York. After a near-death encounter, Billie decides to return to the city that took everything from her.

But sometimes in the midst of heartache, hope suffocates the pain.

Satcher Gable has carried a torch for Billie for ten years. When she suddenly returns to New York a single woman, he can’t believe his good fortune. But convincing her to walk away from her heartache is proving more difficult than Satcher anticipated. A changed woman, Billie’s only goal is revenge.

I’m 80% through F*ck Marriage and I am absolutely LOVING it! That should come as no surprise since Fisher is an incredible writer. Her prose is fluid and her understanding of her characters’ emotional state is second to none.  

If you haven’t read anything by her, you should remedy that immediately. 

Recently Finished:

long shot
five stars black
Long Shot is a romance not to be missed as Ryan explores an abusive relationship. Readers watch as Iris springs from the ashes like the phoenix she is into a new version of herself.


blood of elves

three stars black

On the spine of the paperback, it indicates that Blood of Elves is the first in the series. So, I started reading it immediately. Unfortunately, it’s not the first novel. Blood of Elves has a semi interesting story buried under everything else here. Will I go back and read the first novel? Probably not, but I will be tuning in for the television show.


What’s Next? 

What I read next really depends on the library. I’m first in line for Middlegame, but it’s still on order. I’m also next in line for On The Come Up.


Meet Roger. Skilled with words, languages come easily to him. He instinctively understands how the world works through the power of story.

Meet Dodger, his twin. Numbers are her world, her obsession, her everything. All she understands, she does so through the power of math.

Roger and Dodger aren’t exactly human, though they don’t realise it. They aren’t exactly gods, either. Not entirely. Not yet.

Meet Reed, skilled in the alchemical arts like his progenitor before him. Reed created Dodger and her brother. He’s not their father. Not quite. But he has a plan: to raise the twins to the highest power, to ascend with them and claim their authority as his own.

Godhood is attainable. Pray it isn’t attained.



on the come up

Sixteen-year-old Bri wants to be one of the greatest rappers of all time. Or at least make it out of her neighborhood one day. As the daughter of an underground rap legend who died before he hit big, Bri’s got big shoes to fill. But now that her mom has unexpectedly lost her job, food banks and shutoff notices are as much a part of Bri’s life as beats and rhymes. With bills piling up and homelessness staring her family down, Bri no longer just wants to make it—she has to make it.

On the Come Up is Angie Thomas’s homage to hip-hop, the art that sparked her passion for storytelling and continues to inspire her to this day. It is the story of fighting for your dreams, even as the odds are stacked against you; of the struggle to become who you are and not who everyone expects you to be; and of the desperate realities of poor and working-class black families.



the gutter prayer

A group of three young thieves are pulled into a centuries old magical war between ancient beings, mages, and humanity in this wildly original debut epic fantasy.

The city has always been. The city must finally end.

When three thieves – an orphan, a ghoul, and a cursed man – are betrayed by the master of the thieves guild, their quest for revenge uncovers dark truths about their city and exposes a dangerous conspiracy, the seeds of which were sown long before they were born.

Cari is a drifter whose past and future are darker than she can know.

Rat is a Ghoul, whose people haunt the city’s underworld.

Spar is a Stone Man, subject to a terrible disease that is slowly petrifying his flesh.

Chance has brought them together, but their friendship could be all that stands in the way of total armageddon.

What about you? What are your three Ws this Wednesday? Have you read any of the books mentioned above?

6 thoughts on “WWW Wednesday | May 22, 2019

  1. I’m curious to see what you think of The Gutter Prayer! Most of my friends loved it and then I was sitting off to the side asking myself wtf even is this? Lol.

    Also- if it helps at all- I think The Last Wish (1st Witcher book) is pretty good!! Sapkowski presents short story retellings of popular fairy tales. There is a Snow White retelling where she becomes like a courtesan assassin and a Beauty and the Beast retelling that’s super dark. I went on to read book two after that and I think I enjoyed that one too. I’m trying to convince myself to read Blood of Elves this year but so far haven’t found the motivation.

      1. You’ll probably love it! General consensus about The Gutter Prayer basically says I’m wrong- but we seem to have fairly similar tastes so I’m just wondering lol.

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