WWW Wednesday | May 26, 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 Warsaw Orphan – Kelly Rimmer (ARC)

Rating: 4 out of 5.

In the spring of 1942, young Elzbieta Rabinek is aware of the swiftly growing discord just beyond the courtyard of her comfortable Warsaw home. She has no fondness for the Germans who patrol her streets and impose their curfews, but has never given much thought to what goes on behind the walls that contain her Jewish neighbors. She knows all too well about German brutality–and that it’s the reason she must conceal her true identity. But in befriending Sara, a nurse who shares her apartment floor, Elzbieta makes a discovery that propels her into a dangerous world of deception and heroism.

Using Sara’s credentials to smuggle children out of the ghetto brings Elzbieta face-to-face with the reality of the war behind its walls, and to the plight of the Gorka family, who must make the impossible decision to give up their newborn daughter or watch her starve. For Roman Gorka, this final injustice stirs him to rebellion with a zeal not even his newfound love for Elzbieta can suppress. But his recklessness brings unwanted attention to Sara’s cause, unwittingly putting Elzbieta and her family in harm’s way until one violent act threatens to destroy their chance at freedom forever. 

From Nazi occupation to the threat of a communist regime, The Warsaw Orphan is the unforgettable story of Elzbieta and Roman’s perilous attempt to reclaim the love and life they once knew.


Currently reading

Sisters of the Snake (Ria and Rani #1) – Sarena and Sasha Nanua (ARC)

A lost princess. A dark puppet master. And a race against time—before all is lost.

Princess Rani longs for a chance to escape her gilded cage and prove herself. Ria is a street urchin, stealing just to keep herself alive.

When these two lives collide, everything turns on its head: because Ria and Rani, orphan and royal, are unmistakably identical.

A deal is struck to switch places—but danger lurks in both worlds, and to save their home, thief and princess must work together. Or watch it all fall into ruin.

Deadly magic, hidden temples, and dark prophecies: Sisters of the Snake is an action-packed, immersive fantasy that will thrill fans of The Crown’s Game and The Tiger at Midnight.


Up next

Katharine Parr: The Sixth Wife (Six Tudor Queens #6) – Alison Weir

Two husbands dead; a life marred by sadness. And now Katharine is in love for the first time in her life.

The eye of an ageing and dangerous king falls upon her. She cannot refuse him. She must stifle her feelings and never betray that she wanted another.

And now she is the sixth wife. Her queenship is a holy mission yet, fearfully, she dreams of the tragic parade of women who went before her. She cherishes the secret beliefs that could send her to the fire. And still the King loves and trusts her.

Now her enemies are closing in. She must fight for her very life.

KATHARINE PARR – the last of Henry’s queens. 
Alison Weir recounts the extraordinary story of a woman forced into a perilous situation and rising heroically to the challenge. Katharine is a delightful woman, a warm and kindly heroine – and yet she will be betrayed by those she loves and trusts most. 
Too late, the truth will dawn on her.


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


8 thoughts on “WWW Wednesday | May 26, 2021

  1. Bibliosini May 26, 2021 / 12:35 am

    The Warsaw Orphan sounds really good! I’m gonna give it a look myself. I’ve seen that many bloggers are excited about Sisters of the Snake, so can’t wait to hear what you think about it!

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  2. Jodie | That Happy Reader May 26, 2021 / 9:19 am

    These all sound like great books! I’m currently reading The Summer Cottage by Annie Rains and listening to the audiobook of The Last Goodbye by Fiona Lucas.

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    • Raji (@journeyintofantasy) May 29, 2021 / 5:48 pm

      Alison Weir’s books are great for historical fiction fans, they’re always so engaging yet detailed! Hope you’re having a good reading week!

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