WWW Wednesday | February 9, 2022

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

League of Liars – Astrid Scholte (ARC) (🌟🌟🌟🌟)

Ever since his mother was killed, seventeen-year-old Cayder Broduck has had one goal – to see illegal users of magic brought to justice. People who carelessly use extradimensional magic for their own self-interest, without a care to the damage it does to society or those around them, deserve to be punished as far as Cayder is concerned. Because magic always has a price. So when Cayder lands a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to apprentice under a premier public defender, he takes it. If he can learn all the tricks of public defense, the better he’ll be able to dismantle defense arguments when he’s a prosecutor. Then he’ll finally be able to make sure justice is served.

But when he meets the three criminals he’s supposed to defend, it no longer seems so black and white. They’re teenagers, like him, and their stories are…complicated, like his. Vardean, the prison where Cayder’s new clients are incarcerated, also happens to be at the very heart of the horrible tear in the veil between their world and another dimension – where all magic comes from.

League of Liars is a dark and twisty mystery set in a richly-drawn world where nothing is as it seems, rife with magic, villains and danger.

Currently reading

Gallant – V. E. Schwab (ARC)

Olivia Prior has grown up in Merilance School for girls, and all she has of her past is her mother’s journal – which seems to unravel into madness. Then, a letter invites Olivia to come home – to Gallant. Yet when Olivia arrives, no one is expecting her. But Olivia is not about to leave the first place that feels like home, it doesn’t matter if her cousin Matthew is hostile or if she sees half-formed ghouls haunting the hallways.

Olivia knows that Gallant is hiding secrets, and she is determined to uncover them. When she crosses a ruined wall at just the right moment, Olivia finds herself in a place that is Gallant – but not. The manor is crumbling, the ghouls are solid, and a mysterious figure rules over all. Now Olivia sees what has unraveled generations of her family, and where her father may have come from.

Olivia has always wanted to belong somewhere, but will she take her place as a Prior, protecting our world against the Master of the House? Or will she take her place beside him?

Up next

A Coin For the Ferryman – Megan Edwards (ARC)

The story can now be told.

In 1999, an elite interdisciplinary team headed by Nobel laureate Andrew Danicek gathered in California to carry out a ground-breaking time-travel experiment. While the rest of the world remained unaware, Julius Caesar was successfully transported from the last day of his life to a specially-constructed covert facility. Four days of conversation with historians and Latin scholars were planned, followed by Caesar’s return to the moment from which he was extracted. But despite the team’s meticulous efforts to maintain secrecy and plan for all possible exigencies, a kidnap attempt plunges Caesar into peril. Fully aware that the future of civilization may hang in the balance, one team member must summon strength she didn’t know she possessed to return Caesar to the Ides of March.

The shocking details of Caesar’s visit and its effect on subsequent events have been protected by draconian nondisclosure agreements…until now.

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

4 thoughts on “WWW Wednesday | February 9, 2022

  1. Andrea C February 15, 2022 / 11:30 am

    These are some very unique books that I’ve not heard of! Thanks for sharing such great descriptions. I’ve been on a historical fiction kick and recently finished reading “Matilda Empress” by Lise Arin. This is about a true warrior queen who I’ve been researching and reading about ever since I finished the book. I think the author did an amazing job at bringing her to life and making this book as historically accurate as possible (but obviously doesn’t read like a history book). Matilda is the daughter of England’s Henry I and was destined to rule the empire. Her cousin, Stephen, Count of Boulogn, usurps the crown and this results in 20 years of a bloody civil war. Matilda and her cousin also have a relationship as lovers that is always teetering on the edge of hatred and obsession. They have a child together and he is now the rightful heir to the throne. I was truly swept away by this book, and I was sad when it was over. I hope the author writes another book about another badass woman of historical significance soon! If you’re interested, you can check it out here – https://www.lisearin.com/

    Liked by 1 person

    • Raji (@journeyintofantasy) February 20, 2022 / 7:22 pm

      That sounds really interesting! I’ve read a bit about Matilda, so I’ll definitely check this one out! Thanks for reading, and sharing this recommendation!


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