WWW Wednesday | April 14, 2021

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 Lost Apothecary – Sarah Penner

Rating: 4 out of 5.

A female apothecary secretly dispenses poisons to liberate women from the men who have wronged them—setting three lives across centuries on a dangerous collision course.Rule #1: The poison must never be used to harm another woman. Rule #2: The names of the murderer and her victim must be recorded in the apothecary’s register.

One cold February evening in 1791, at the back of a dark London alley in a hidden apothecary shop, Nella awaits her newest customer. Once a respected healer, Nella now uses her knowledge for a darker purpose—selling well-disguised poisons to desperate women who would kill to be free of the men in their lives. But when her new patron turns out to be a precocious twelve-year-old named Eliza Fanning, an unexpected friendship sets in motion a string of events that jeopardizes Nella’s world and threatens to expose the many women whose names are written in her register.

In present-day London, aspiring historian Caroline Parcewell spends her tenth wedding anniversary alone, reeling from the discovery of her husband’s infidelity. When she finds an old apothecary vial near the river Thames, she can’t resist investigating, only to realize she’s found a link to the unsolved “apothecary murders” that haunted London over two centuries ago. As she deepens her search, Caroline’s life collides with Nella’s and Eliza’s in a stunning twist of fate—and not everyone will survive.

This was a last minute addition to my 2021 TBR, and an intriguing read. Review coming soon!

Currently reading

Realm Breaker (Realm Breaker #1) – Victoria Aveyard

A strange darkness grows in Allward.

Even Corayne an-Amarat can feel it, tucked away in her small town at the edge of the sea.

She soon discovers the truth: She is the last of an ancient lineage—and the last hope to save the world from destruction. But she won’t be alone. Even as darkness falls, she is joined by a band of unlikely companions:

A squire, forced to choose between home and honor.
An immortal, avenging a broken promise.
An assassin, exiled and bloodthirsty.
An ancient sorceress, whose riddles hide an eerie foresight.
A forger with a secret past.
A bounty hunter with a score to settle.

Together they stand against a vicious opponent, invincible and determined to burn all kingdoms to ash, and an army unlike anything the realm has ever witnessed.

Up next

Rule of Wolves (Nikolai Duology #2) – Leigh Bardugo

The Demon King. As Fjerda’s massive army prepares to invade, Nikolai Lantsov will summon every bit of his ingenuity and charm—and even the monster within—to win this fight. But a dark threat looms that cannot be defeated by a young king’s gift for the impossible. 

The Stormwitch. Zoya Nazyalensky has lost too much to war. She saw her mentor die and her worst enemy resurrected, and she refuses to bury another friend. Now duty demands she embrace her powers to become the weapon her country needs. No matter the cost.

The Queen of Mourning. Deep undercover, Nina Zenik risks discovery and death as she wages war on Fjerda from inside its capital. But her desire for revenge may cost her country its chance at freedom and Nina the chance to heal her grieving heart.

King. General. Spy. Together they must find a way to forge a future in the darkness. Or watch a nation fall.

The wolves are circling and a young king will face his greatest challenge in the explosive finale of the instant #1 New York Times-bestselling King of Scars Duology.

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

15 thoughts on “WWW Wednesday | April 14, 2021

  1. Sheri Dye April 14, 2021 / 12:38 am

    All of these fantastic books are on my tbr! I can’t wait to read ‘Realm Breaker’ especially. Right now I’m reading Echo North by Joanna Ruth Meyer. 😊
    Great post!

    Liked by 1 person

      • Sheri Dye April 18, 2021 / 12:30 am

        It’s a really wonderful book, I would definitely recommend it! Thank you! What are you currently reading, if I may?

        Liked by 1 person

      • Marta the Monogamist Reader April 18, 2021 / 9:58 am

        Oh wow, interesting! was it better than Red Queen? (Well, I thought Red Queen was awesome, but the rest of the series wasn’t so good…)

        Liked by 1 person

        • Raji (@journeyintofantasy) April 18, 2021 / 1:40 pm

          I liked Red Queen too, but the second and third books had me kind of bored. I definitely liked Realm Breaker better though, mainly for the much more expansive world building and history but also because I’m very partial to the ‘group of heroes on an epic quest’ storyline.


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