WWW Wednesday (March 3rd, 2021)

WWW Wednesday is hosted by Sam @ Taking on a World of Words! All you have to do is answers the following three questions:

What are you currently reading?
What did you recently finish reading?
What do you think you’ll read next?

Currently Reading

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In Act Your Age, Eve Brown the flightiest Brown sister crashes into the life of an uptight B&B owner and has him falling hard—literally.

Eve Brown is a certified hot mess. No matter how hard she strives to do right, her life always goes horribly wrong—so she’s given up trying. But when her personal brand of chaos ruins an expensive wedding (someone had to liberate those poor doves), her parents draw the line. It’s time for Eve to grow up and prove herself—even though she’s not entirely sure how…

Jacob Wayne is in control. Always. The bed and breakfast owner’s on a mission to dominate the hospitality industry—and he expects nothing less than perfection. So when a purple-haired tornado of a woman turns up out of the blue to interview for his open chef position, he tells her the brutal truth: not a chance in hell. Then she hits him with her car—supposedly by accident. Yeah, right.

Now his arm is broken, his B&B is understaffed, and the dangerously unpredictable Eve is fluttering around, trying to help. Before long, she’s infiltrated his work, his kitchen—and his spare bedroom. Jacob hates everything about it. Or rather, he should. Sunny, chaotic Eve is his natural-born nemesis, but the longer these two enemies spend in close quarters, the more their animosity turns into something else. Like Eve, the heat between them is impossible to ignore—and it’s melting Jacob’s frosty exterior.

It is finally here!!! I am currently listening to the audiobook of Act Your Age, Eve Brown, and it just makes my heart so happy. I love this series and I think I relate to Eve in some ways. I am not very far into it, but I already know that Jacob is the love interest for me. I am getting major Mr. Darcy vibes!

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A poignant fictional oral history of the beloved rock ‘n’ roll duo who shot to fame in the 1970s New York, and the dark, fraught secret that lies at the peak of their stardom.

Opal is a fiercely independent young woman pushing against the grain in her style and attitude, Afro-punk before that term existed. Coming of age in Detroit, she can’t imagine settling for a 9-to-5 job—despite her unusual looks, Opal believes she can be a star. So when the aspiring British singer/songwriter Neville Charles discovers her at a bar’s amateur night, she takes him up on his offer to make rock music together for the fledgling Rivington Records.

In early seventies New York City, just as she’s finding her niche as part of a flamboyant and funky creative scene, a rival band signed to her label brandishes a Confederate flag at a promotional concert. Opal’s bold protest and the violence that ensues set off a chain of events that will not only change the lives of those she loves, but also be a deadly reminder that repercussions are always harsher for women, especially black women, who dare to speak their truth.

Decades later, as Opal considers a 2016 reunion with Nev, music journalist S. Sunny Shelton seizes the chance to curate an oral history about her idols. Sunny thought she knew most of the stories leading up to the cult duo’s most politicized chapter. But as her interviews dig deeper, a nasty new allegation from an unexpected source threatens to blow up everything.

Provocative and chilling, The Final Revival of Opal & Nev features a backup chorus of unforgettable voices, a heroine the likes of which we’ve not seen in storytelling, and a daring structure, and introduces a bold new voice in contemporary fiction.

I was hooked by The Final Revival of Opal & Nev from the introduction. The story is told in a way that makes it read like nonfiction, which I love. If you liked the format of Daisy Jones & the Six, I think you are going to love this one. I cannot wait to get further into it!

Just Finished

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Eighteen-year-old Nami Miyamoto is certain her life is just beginning. She has a great family, just graduated high school, and is on her way to a party where her entire class is waiting for her—including, most importantly, the boy she’s been in love with for years.

The only problem? She’s murdered before she gets there.

When Nami wakes up, she learns she’s in a place called Infinity, where human consciousness goes when physical bodies die. She quickly discovers that Ophelia, a virtual assistant widely used by humans on Earth, has taken over the afterlife and is now posing as a queen, forcing humans into servitude the way she’d been forced to serve in the real world. Even worse, Ophelia is inching closer and closer to accomplishing her grand plans of eradicating human existence once and for all.

As Nami works with a team of rebels to bring down Ophelia and save the humans under her imprisonment, she is forced to reckon with her past, her future, and what it is that truly makes us human.
From award-winning author Akemi Dawn Bowman comes an incisive, action-packed tale that explores big questions about technology, grief, love, and humanity.

Akemi Dawn Bowman has official become one of my favourite authors! She has such incredible range! The Infinity Courts is the start of a new YA SciFi series, and the premise is so unique. I will never look at my Alexa the same way again! The worldbuilding in here is stellar, the characters are interesting, and what I appreciated most was that I completely understood the villains motivations and even emphasized with them. Nami, our main character, is very conflicted throughout the story as she does not see things in black and white the way the other characters in this novel do. While some of the messaging felt heavy-handed at times, I thought that her inner conflict was compelling and raised a lot of ethical questions. It has been so long since I have been this surprised by a book. I thought I knew what was happening but I was completely wrong. The sequel cannot get here soon enough!

Reading Next

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I am not sharing the synopsis for The Obelisk Gate, as it is the sequel to The Fifth Season (my favourite book of last year!) and I do not want you to be spoiled in any way. The Fifth Season was genius and I have been meaning to finish the series ever since I read the first book, but as usual I am terrible at reading series. I am determined to read both The Obelisk Gate and The Stone Sky in March!

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8 thoughts on “WWW Wednesday (March 3rd, 2021)

  1. I want to read every single book on this post, especiallly The Final Revival of Opal and Nev. I have just recently become obsessed with YA SciFi and this series looks perfect for me. Have a great week!

  2. Enjoy your reading! I hope to continue with the Brown sisters soon!
    I’m currently reading Rhythm of War and listening to Fool’s Errand!


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