WWW Wednesday | September 7, 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

The Final Gambit (The Inheritance Games #3) – Jennifer Lynn Barnes (ARC) (🌟🌟🌟🌟)

To inherit billions, all Avery Kylie Grambs has to do is survive a few more weeks living in Hawthorne House. The paparazzi are dogging her every step. Financial pressures are building. Danger is a fact of life. And the only thing getting Avery through it all is the Hawthorne brothers. Her life is intertwined with theirs. She knows their secrets, and they know her.

But as the clock ticks down to the moment when Avery will become the richest teenager on the planet, trouble arrives in the form of a visitor who needs her help – and whose presence in Hawthorne House could change everything. It soon becomes clear that there is one last puzzle to solve, and Avery and the Hawthorne brothers are drawn into a dangerous game against an unknown and powerful player.

Secrets upon secrets. Riddles upon riddles. In this game, there are hearts and lives at stake – and there is nothing more Hawthorne than winning.

Currently reading

The Weight of Blood – Tiffany D. Jackson (ARC)

When Springville residents – at least the ones still alive – are questioned about what happened on prom night, they all have the same explanation… Maddy did it.

An outcast at her small-town Georgia high school, Madison Washington has always been a teasing target for bullies. And she’s dealt with it because she has more pressing problems to manage. Until the morning a surprise rainstorm reveals her most closely kept secret: Maddy is biracial. She has been passing for white her entire life at the behest of her fanatical white father, Thomas Washington.

After a viral bullying video pulls back the curtain on Springville High’s racist roots, student leaders come up with a plan to change their image: host the school’s first integrated prom as a show of unity. The popular white class president convinces her Black superstar quarterback boyfriend to ask Maddy to be his date, leaving Maddy wondering if it’s possible to have a normal life.

But some of her classmates aren’t done with her just yet. And what they don’t know is that Maddy still has another secret… one that will cost them all their lives.

Up next

The Empress of Time (The Keeper of Night #2) – Kylie Lee Baker (ARC)

Half British Reaper, half Japanese Shinigami Ren Scarborough is no longer the girl who was chased out of England – she is the Goddess of Death ruling Japan’s underworld. But her problems have never been greater. Her Shinigami see her as a foreigner on the throne. Her brother, Neven, is gone, lost in the deep darkness. And her fiancé, Hiro, has been killed by her own hand.

Then Ren receives the most troubling news yet – Reapers have been spotted in Japan, and it’s only a matter of time before Ivy, now Britain’s Death Goddess, comes to claim her revenge.

Ren’s last hope is to appeal to the god of storms and seas, who can turn the tides to send Ivy’s ship away from Japan’s shores. But he’ll help Ren only if she finds a sword lost thousands of years ago – an impossible demand.

Together with the moon god Tsukuyomi, who shares an uncanny resemblance to his brother Hiro, Ren ventures across the country in a race against time. As her journey thrusts her into the middle of scheming gods and dangerous Yokai demons, Ren will have to learn who she can truly trust – and the fate of Japan hangs in the balance.

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

9 thoughts on “WWW Wednesday | September 7, 2022

  1. 24hr.YABookBlog September 7, 2022 / 10:35 am

    can’t wait to read your thoughts on the last inheritance games Raji & can’t excited for the Keeper Of Night sequel, waiting on the second one so I can read them together. I’m going to try and catch up on my latinx tbr this week!

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  2. Anoushka September 17, 2022 / 2:17 pm

    Yayyy to enjoying the final gambit!! I’ve only read the first book of the series so far AND HONESTLY WASNT THE BIGGEST FAN?? although am definitely looking forward to reading the remaining 2 books just for the entire mystery revelation!! WHICH BOOK OF THE TRILOGY WAS YOUR FAVORITE??
    JDHDHJSJDNDISJ I shall basically sell half my soul for an arc of the weight of Blood AM SO JEALAOUS OF YOU RIGHT NOW???? hope you love it though AND AM IMPATIENTLY WAITING FOR ALL YOUR THOUGHTS HAVE A GREAT WEEK!!!

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    • Raji (@journeyintofantasy) September 18, 2022 / 7:59 pm

      Hope you enjoy the rest of the series! I really liked The Final Gambit, but my favorite is still The Inheritance Games. The Weight of Blood was amazing, I can’t recommend it enough!


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