WWW Wednesday 10/18/2017

WWW Wednesday is a meme hosted by Sam @ Taking On a World of Words and to participate all you have to do is answer the three W’s listed below. Once you’ve posted your WWW, drop a link to your post in Sam’s comments <3’s!

The questions are:
1. What are you currently reading?
2. What did you recently finish reading?
3. What do you think you’ll read next?

I am currently 40% into Nyxia (The Nyxia Triad #1) by Scott Reintgen & OMYGOSH Bookworms!!! It’s too early for me to start gushing about this book but it’s SO GOOD! I’ve had so many fellow bookworms read my status updates on Goodreads & get just as excited that I’m reading Nyxia. Beautifully diverse in such an interesting setting, Nyxia leaves you wondering what if we could all understand each others different languages. The most fascinating aspect of this book is that each character who signed up to venture to the newly habitable planet of Eden, is able to understand each other through a facial translator of sorts. The characters themselves are quickly becoming faves but never have I grown this attached to a male MC!!! I think I found the ONE! more to come on that 😉

On Monday I finished The Glass Spare (The Glass Spare #1) by Lauren DeStefano which I believe to be a very solid start to this new YA Fantasy. I’ve already written my review which goes live tomorrow morning & can’t wait to chat with you about. I knew I had to throw my hat in the ring for this galley when I read the synopsis & got from it that this is at its heart a genderbend version of King Midas and the Golden Touch. As a kid I was always fascinated by stories & myths but I was always down to hear about King Midas. The Glass Spare was a hit in my book (jeje) & now I start my watch for the sequel with bated breath lol 🙂

Since I am desperately playing catch up with arcs after having a disastrous September with family (discussed in my September wrap-up), I am doubling up & powering through some October new releases. I’m pretty sure I’ll be done with Nyxia either by tonight or tomorrow morning. I plan on starting the following 2 titles next, both of which I’m beyond super excited for! they are very different from each other which is great because I have a ton of Fantasy titles to read after & the change of pace keeps me from genre burn-out haha. I’ve heard nothing but GREAT things for both of these titles, especially You Bring the Distant Near by Mitali Perkins which is a multi-generational YA Contemporary, take a look at those accolades down below bookworms! & Berserker by Emmy Laybourne truly appeals to my love for all thing Norse mythology, I have a feeling I’m going to love it 🙂


Are Hanne’s powers a gift from the old Norse gods, or a curse?

Her brother Stieg swears their powers are a gift from the old gods, but Hanne Hemstad knows she is truly cursed. It’s not Stieg’s fault that their father is dead, their mother has left, and their brother Knut has been accused of a crime he didn’t commit.

No, the fault lies with Hanne and her inability to control her murderous “gift”–she is a Berserker. When someone she loves is threatened, she flies into a killing state. The siblings must leave Norway for the American frontier or risk being brought to justice.

Aided by a young cowboy who agrees to be their guide, Hanne and her siblings use their powers to survive the perilous trail, where blizzards, wild animals, and vicious bounty hunters await.

Will they be able to reach their uncle, the one man Hanne believes may be able to teach her how to control her drive to kill? With Berserker, Emmy Laybourne, the author of Monument 14, presents her vision of an American west studded with Viking glory.


Nominated for the National Book Award | Six starred reviews: ★ Horn Book ★ School Library Journal ★ Publishers Weekly ★ Booklist ★ Shelf Awareness ★ VOYA

Five girls. Three generations. One great American love story. You Bring the Distant Near explores sisterhood, first loves, friendship, and the inheritance of culture–for better or worse. Ranee, worried that her children are losing their Indian culture; Sonia, wrapped up in a forbidden biracial love affair; Tara, seeking the limelight to hide her true self; Shanti, desperately trying to make peace in the family; Anna, fighting to preserve Bengal tigers and her Bengali identity–award-winning author Mitali Perkins weaves together a sweeping story of five women at once intimately relatable and yet entirely new.

What are you wonderful bookworms currently reading? planning to read next? any good ones? & if you’re reading any of the ones I mentioned, let me know down in the comments what your 1st impressions were <3’s!


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27 thoughts on “WWW Wednesday 10/18/2017”

  1. Really like the sound of The Glass Spare will be keeping an eye out for your review but already added to TBR.

    I seem to be in the minority when it comes to Nyxia, as I didn’t love it. It was good and I enjoyed it but it didn’t stand out for me. I suspect I may just have been in grumpy mood when I read it. I’m happy to hear you’re loving it so much.

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    1. Oh awesome! The Glass Spare really surprised me, so glad I had the opportunity to read & review. Hope you enjoy it as much as I did when you get around to it. I cannot put Nyxia down, the characters are just my cup of tea, so sorry to hear you didn’t enjoy it as much. My mood has affected my reading experience in the past, maybe the audiobook next time? I hear the narrator delivered a good performance.

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      1. I definitely think it was just me. I’d been overdosing on YA scifi and fantasy so should really have known better than to pick it up when I did.

        I do still want to read the next one but hmm might try the audio. I’m always on the hunt for good audios

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      2. Ahhh good ol’ genre burn out lol, yes this happens to me in occasion. I mix it up now & make sure to have a “palette cleanser” book nearby for when I’ve binge read Fantasy 🙃


    1. Nice! I don’t do so well with the shorter Readathons but I love reading & watching everyone else’s participation posts 😂 I hope you are able to tackle that TBR 😃 Nyxia is going on my top 10 if it finishes off as good as it’s been so far 😉 so many books so little time 😱💃🏻📚


  2. So glad to see that you’re enjoying Nyxia so far! The hype surrounding the release of this one had kind of scared me away from it, but I trust your judgment!.. Soooo looking forward to your review tomorrow! So intrigued by that book… Ahhhh, Berserker is the book I voted for on your poll. I love that it’s a genre mash-up full of Norse mythology and vikings. Why don’t we get more viking novels?!

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    1. Thank you Larkin! I really do think you’d love this one, some of the characters have such a tell it like is personality that I appreciate so much! Tomorrow my review for The Glass Spare goes up & Nyxia should go up Sunday or Monday, not sure yet cuz I’d like to squeeze in a tag 😆 Berserker is my next Read & I’m not surprised you chose it 😂 we DO NOT have enough Viking novels!!! But did you see the announcement for Sky in the Deep by Adrienne Young?!?! Gahhhh! A new Viking Fantasy 😍😍😍

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    1. NYXIA is a MUST read for any sci-fi fan, ugh it was so GOOD! haha, I’ll be writing my review this wknd. Started Berserker this morning & it is from the start very bloody & not for the light of heart *squeamish Lilly* but I was engrossed in it so we shall see 🙂

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    1. Yea I’ve noticed the same & yet those who have reviewed it on Goodreads gave it positive feedback. I’m excited for this one and it’s a short read just under 300 pages so if good I’ll inhale it 😂😂😂 & girl I am reeeeling over that Nyxia ending! 😱😱😱 almost woke up Logan with my “WTF?!?!” Lol! Thank you 💗📚💗

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  3. I put Nyxia and Dare Mighty Things (also a competition to be part of a space mission) on my blog post about books that should become TV shows before I even read either of them. Now I’ve read and enjoyed both (and I’m anticipating The Final Six, also with the same premise).
    I’d give Nyxia the nod over Dare because the plot is a bit tighter (A Few things happen in Dare that seem important but then just get forgotten). There is however, one thing about the last part of the book that I have mixed feelings on. But I don’t want to say more, at least until you’ve finished it.

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    1. I actually just finished Nyxia 30 minutes ago and I’m still reeling from that ending. I kind of expected the way things went down simply because Babel is shady as all hell! I’ll be reviewing within the best few days. I hadn’t heard of Dare Mighty Things, will add to my TBR now though. I have a eGalley of The Final Six that I’m super hyped up to get to so 🤞🏼🤞🏼🤞🏼hoping it’s a good one 🙃 in the meantime I’ll just sit here wondering whether a certain fave character of mine made it to Eden 😂


    1. I started Berserker on my commute to work this morning & gahhhh! so bloody yet I found myself totally engrossed. I may have grown out of my fear of blood lol. It appears to be a quick read so I should have a review up next week 🙂

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