WWW Wednesday (January 18th, 2023)

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

I just started Undercover and it is only 59 pages, so I am sure I will finish it by the time this post goes live! I have discovered that I like reading short stories from authors I am interested in but haven’t read from yet. I think this will be a good way to see what I think about Tamsyn Muir’s writing before tackling the Locked Tomb series!

I am about halfway through Highly Suspicious and Unfairly Cute and it is adorable! I am loving the banter between Celine and Bradley. There is something about academic rivals in YA that is always compelling to me. The fact that this is also written by Talia Hibbert is a bonus!

Just Finished

The Raven and the Reindeer is officially my first five-star read of 2023! This is no surprise considering it is T. Kingfisher and this story in particular has everything that makes me love T. Kingfisher as much as I do. It is a Snow Queen retelling that is somehow both dark and cozy. There is a sapphic romance and Mousebones is now one of my favourite animal companions!

The Six Deaths of the Saint is having a moment and it is part of the same collection of short stories as Undercover by Tasmyn Muir. I actually read this 30 pages story twice in one day and will probably read it many more times throughout the year. I wish we could buy these physically! This story is told in the second person and it just hits in a different way. This is my first experience with Alix E. Harrow’s writing and I am in awe of how she was able to pack such an emotional punch in so few words. Incredible!

I finished both That Time I Got Drunk and Saved and Demon and its sequel, That Time I Got Drunk and Yeeted a Love Potion at a Werewolf. I think that the titles alone tell you these are not books you can take too seriously but they are so fun! I would classify them as cozy fantasy romance, which is probably the kind of fantasy romance that works for me the most. So if you have any recommendations, let me know!

Starting Next

I believe there are six books in this collection, but Nghi Vo’s What the Dead Know is the last one I am interested in reading! Nghi Vo has become one of my favourite authors, so I was excited to see she had contributed. That cover is haunting and I know that she can write incredible atmosphere.

As soon as I am finished with Highly Suspicious and Unfairly Cute, I will be picking up Emily Wilde’s Encyclopaedia of Faeries for a buddy read. I have a feeling that this will become a new favourite and is another book that can be considered a cozy fantasy romance. I cannot wait!

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16 thoughts on “WWW Wednesday (January 18th, 2023)

  1. These look like some great books! I’ve been meaning to read The Raven and the Reindeer for a while now, but I think I might save it for next December… It seems like a perfect seasonal read for the start of winter.

      1. The Snow Queen is one of my favorite fairy tales, and T. Kingfisher is one of my favorite authors, so this book isn’t an “if” I will read it, it’s a “when”… 😉

  2. I’m reading Doc ShowMance by Zoe Forward
    I just finished How That Makes You Feel by Elle Diaz (ARC)
    Fair Extension by Stephen King
    Next Up I’ll be reading Taken For Granted by Rey Nichols and How To Sell A Haunted House by Grady Hendrix

  3. I keep seeing highly suspicious and unfairly cute everywhere – glad your loving it so far! Great post!

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