WWW Wednesday | June 24, 2020

WWW Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Sam @ Taking on a World of Words, and the purpose is to share what I’ve been reading most recently.
The three W’s are:
What did you recently finish reading?
What are you currently reading?
What are you going to read next?


Recently read

The Black Swan of Paris – Karen Robards (ARC) (🌟🌟🌟🌟)

Paris, 1944
Celebrated singer Genevieve Dumont is both a star and a smokescreen. An unwilling darling of the Nazis, the chanteuse’s position of privilege allows her to go undetected as an ally to the resistance.

When her estranged mother, Lillian de Rocheford, is captured by Nazis, Genevieve knows it won’t be long before the Gestapo succeeds in torturing information out of Lillian that will derail the upcoming allied invasion. The resistance movement is tasked with silencing her by any means necessary—including assassination. But Genevieve refuses to let her mother become yet one more victim of the war. Reuniting with her long-lost sister, she must find a way to navigate the perilous cross-currents of Occupied France undetected—and in time to save Lillian’s life.

The Black Swan of Paris is a book, in my opinion, that anyone can enjoy, even if they’re not a fan of history. Beautifully written and fast paced, while this is a departure from the usual fare of historical fiction, it is more mystery and adventure cleverly woven into the events of this time period, and is practically impossible to put down. Check out my full review here.


Currently reading

The Crow Rider (The Storm Crow #2) – Kalyn Josephson (ARC)

Princess Thia, her allies, and her crow, Res, are planning a rebellion to defeat Queen Razel and Illucia once and for all. Thia must convince the neighboring kingdoms to come to her aid, and Res’s show of strength is the only thing that can help her.

But so many obstacles stand in her way. Res excels at his training, until he loses control of his magic, harming Thia in the process. She is also pursued by Prince Ericen, heir to the Illucian throne and the one person she can’t trust but can’t seem to stay away from.

As the rebel group prepares for war, Res’s magic grows more unstable. Thia has to decide if she can rely on herself and their bond enough to lead the rebellion and become the crow rider she was meant to be.


Up next

House of Dragons (House of Dragons #1) – Jessica Cluess

When the Emperor dies, the five royal houses of Etrusia attend the Call, where one of their own will be selected to compete for the throne. It is always the oldest child, the one who has been preparing for years to compete in the Trial. But this year is different. This year, these five outcasts will answer the call….

THE LIAR: Emilia must hide her dark magic or be put to death.
THE SOLDIER: Lucian is a warrior who has sworn to never lift a sword again.
THE SERVANT: Vespir is a dragon trainer whose skills alone will keep her in the game.
THE THIEF: Ajax knows that nothing is free–he must take what he wants.
THE MURDERER: Hyperia was born to rule and will stop at nothing to take her throne.


What are you reading this week? Let me know in the comments below!


9 thoughts on “WWW Wednesday | June 24, 2020

  1. One Book More June 24, 2020 / 12:37 pm

    Love your book choices! I really want to read House of Dragons. It sounds fantastic!

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    • journeyintofantasy June 24, 2020 / 7:01 pm

      It does sound really interesting! It has been a while since I read a book with so many POVs, so I’m looking forward to see how that works out too! Thanks for reading!

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  2. Susan June 24, 2020 / 2:34 pm

    I flipped a coin and Unravel the Dusk is coming first but then Crow Rider. I can’t wait to see what you think of House of Dragons!

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    • journeyintofantasy June 24, 2020 / 7:04 pm

      I have high hopes for House of Dragons, so fingers crossed! I’m really excited for Unravel the Dusk too – looking forward to your review!

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