WWW Wednesday | March 22, 2023

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

Queen Bee – Amalie Howard (ARC) (🌟🌟🌟🌟)

A teen girl seeking retribution against her backstabbing former best friend finds her plans slightly derailed once she catches the eye of a familiar, handsome marquess. Bestselling author Amalie Howard delivers a delightful, anti-historical Regency-era romp that’s Bridgerton meets The Count of Monte Cristo!

Lady Ela Dalvi knows the exact moment her life was forever changed – when her best friend, Poppy, betrayed her without qualm over a boy, the son of a duke. She was sent away in disgrace, her reputation ruined.

Nearly three years later, eighteen-year-old Ela is consumed with bitterness and a desire for…revenge. Her enemy is quickly joining the crème de la crème of high society while she withers away in the English countryside.

With an audacious plan to get even, Ela disguises herself as a mysterious heiress and infiltrates London’s elite. But when Ela reunites with the only boy she’s ever loved, she begins to question whether vengeance is still her greatest desire.

In this complicated game of real-life chess, Ela must choose her next move: Finally bring down the queen or capture the king’s heart?

Currently reading

The Time Trials – Jon McConnell, Dayna Connell

After the deaths of his parents in a horrific car accident – one that he considers his own fault – Walkman-toting, guitar-playing Finn Mallory would do anything to turn back time…to press “rewind.” When he’s admitted on full scholarship to an elite boarding school, things get more complicated: he becomes an “Unfortunate” in a sea of rich kids whose shoes cost more than his late parents made in a week. An invitation to a boring-sounding history club changes everything, as this team does much more than research and field trips.

Well….they do take field trips. Just not the kind you’re thinking. For Finn, the present was already enough to deal with, but now he finds that he also must reckon with the past, in more ways than one.

Up next

Foul Lady Fortune (Foul Lady Fortune #1) – Chloe Gong (ARC)

It’s 1931 in Shanghai, and the stage is set for a new decade of intrigue.

Four years ago, Rosalind Lang was brought back from the brink of death, but the strange experiment that saved her also stopped her from sleeping and aging – and allows her to heal from any wound. In short, Rosalind cannot die. Now, desperate for redemption from her traitorous past, she uses her abilities as an assassin for her country.

Code name: Fortune.

But when the Japanese Imperial Army begins its invasion march, Rosalind’s mission pivots. A series of murders is causing unrest in Shanghai, and the Japanese are under suspicion. Rosalind’s new orders are to infiltrate foreign society and identify the culprits behind the terror plot before more of her people are killed.

To reduce suspicion, however, she must pose as the wife of another Nationalist spy, Orion Hong, and though Rosalind finds Orion’s cavalier attitude and playboy demeanor infuriating, she is willing to work with him for the greater good. But Orion has an agenda of his own, and Rosalind has secrets that she wants to keep buried. As they both attempt to unravel the conspiracy, the two spies soon find that there are deeper and more horrifying layers to this mystery than they ever imagined.

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


10 thoughts on “WWW Wednesday | March 22, 2023

  1. Anoushka March 22, 2023 / 4:09 am

    ALL OF THESE LOOK FABULOUS I HOPE YOU LOVE THEM. am currently slugging my way through written in starlight. It’s basically very dull AND WOULD NOT RECOMMEND. but hoping to start the nightingale once I’m done AND I HAVE HIGH HOPES FOR THAT ONE.

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  2. crosbysusana76d1aed944 March 22, 2023 / 8:42 am

    Can’t wait to hear about foul lady fortune

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  3. Stephanie | The Espresso Edition March 22, 2023 / 10:29 am

    I hadn’t heard anything about those first two books, but now I’m definitely intrigued! I’m currently reading The Magician’s Daughter and The Liar’s Crown and finishing up my reread of A Conjuring of Light 🙂

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    • Raji (@journeyintofantasy) April 6, 2023 / 11:30 am

      Hope you’re enjoying all of these titles! I’ve been thinking of rereading the Shades of Magic series myself given Schwab’s upcoming book this year!


  4. One Book More March 22, 2023 / 3:09 pm

    I can’t wait to hear your thoughts on Foul Lady Fortune! I just got an ARC of Gong’s new adult fantasy, and it sounds incredible.

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    • Raji (@journeyintofantasy) April 6, 2023 / 11:28 am

      Foul Lady Fortune was an interesting read! I’m really excited for Immortal Longings too! Can’t wait to hear what you think of it!

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