WWW Wednesday is a weekly meme formerly hosted by MizB at Daily Rhythm and now hosted on Taking on a World of Words.
The three Ws are:
I’m really loving my Kindle and audiobook combo! It just makes everything so much more enjoyable. I thought it would be more fantasy-focused, but it’s actually more of a murder mystery vibe. There are a few slower parts, but they don’t bother me because the mystery is just so intriguing. I can’t wait to see what happens next!
The London Séance Society by Sarah Penner
Murder Mystery, Fantasy
Two women investigate a murder mystery through communicating with the deceased via a séance led by renowned spiritualist Vaudeline D’Allaire. Lenna Wickes overcomes her skepticism to join Vaudeline as an apprentice, but they begin to suspect they are caught up in a web of deceit.
At the moment, I haven’t been able to make much progress with this book because I’m really caught up in “The London Séance Society.” But it’s right there on my nightstand and Kindle e-reader, and I’m planning on getting into it as soon as I finish TLS. It’s a fantasy book, so it might require a bit more focus, but I’m super excited to see where the story takes me!
The Isles of the Gods by Amie Kaufman
A girl named Selly is left behind by her father in Kirkpool. A magician boards her ship and assigns them a risky mission to navigate the Crescent Sea undetected. The mission involves rebellion, fear, and dangerous gods. This captivating fantasy series is full of magic, romance, and adventure, written by the bestselling author of the Aurora Cycle.
I haven’t had much time to dive into this book, but I’m really excited about its focus on Greek mythology. I absolutely love reading about it! I’m particularly interested in getting a glimpse of Queen Penelope’s perspective while Odysseus is off on his journey back to Ithaca. Although I haven’t read the first book in this series, I plan to see if this one is OK as a standalone. So far, so good.
House of Odysseus by Claire North (The Songs of Penelope #2)
House of Odysseus is a YA retelling of ancient Greek myth, giving voice to the women who stand strong in a world ruled by ruthless men. The story takes place in the palace of Odysseus, where Queen Penelope tries to prevent her home from being crushed by two mad kings, Orestes and Menelaus, with the help of Elektra and Helen of Troy. The goddess Aphrodite watches over them all, with her own plans in mind.
Recently Finished Reading
This book was super creative! Can’t wait to share my review.
Together We Rot by Skyla Arndt
A girl enlists the help of her former friend, Elwood, to uncover the truth about her missing mother and suspects his family’s involvement. Elwood, on the run from his family’s cult, agrees to help in exchange for hiding. As they investigate, they uncover decades of cult activity and discover Elwood’s bizarre transformation. Wil is left wondering if she can save the boy she loves from the darkness.
I started reading this book a couple of months ago but had to take a break. Luckily, I have both the ALC and a Kindle review copy. I’m planning on setting aside a whole weekend to really dive into this book. Actually, I’m hoping for some rainy weather, candles, and a spooky atmosphere to really get into the witchy vibes! I want to see if this book is a good choice to recommend for Autumn reading. After reading the summary, it sounds like the perfect pick for a witchy read!
Weyward by Emilia Hart
Historical fiction, Fantasy.
“Weyward” by Emilia Hart is a novel that intertwines the stories of three women from different centuries who display remarkable resilience and a deep connection to nature. Kate flees to her great aunt’s ramshackle cottage to escape her abusive partner, only to discover a hidden secret from the witch hunts of the 17th century. Altha is accused of witchcraft and must use her unique magical abilities to maintain her freedom. Violet is trapped in her family’s estate during World War II and longs for the education and freedom her brother receives, while searching for traces of her deceased mother.
I would like to express my gratitude to the publishers who have provided me with review copies of the following books:
“The London Séance Society” by Legend Press through NetGalley, “The Isles of the Gods” by Penguin Random House/Knopf Books, “House of Odysseus” by Libro.FM and Hachette Audio, “Together We Rot” by Penguin Random House/Viking Group for Young Readers and NetGalley, and “Weyward” by Libro.FM, MacMillan Audio, and St Martin’s Press through NetGalley.
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