WWW Wednesday | Great Reads in September

Welcome to WWW Wednesday! This meme was formerly hosted by MizB at A Daily Rhythm and revived on Taking on a World of Words.

The Three Ws are:

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


Currently Reading


I am so excited to be part of a reread blog tour of The Chronicles of Elantra (through Harlequin Trade) that will lead up to the publication of Michelle Sagara’s newest book in her newest series that is also set in Elantra – The Emperor’s Wolves. I get to be the 1st review in this tour. I was hoping I would – just because I have only read book 15, Cast in Wisdom, and really wanted to read the beginning of the series. I am reading/reviewing book 2 which the author considers the first book in the series, Cast in Courtlight. I am still marveling at the detail in her world building that is so very different from our own but that she manages to breath life into it to the point where you could turn a corner and not be surprised to find yourself there.

About This Book

  • Genre: High/Epic Fantasy
  • Print Length: 386 pages
  • Publisher: MIRA books
  • Publication Date: June 1, 2016

In Elantra, a job well done is rewarded with a more dangerous task. And so, after defeating a dark evil, Kaylin must enter a place of deceit and treachery. A world where silk and jewels hide deadly secrets….

Kaylin goes before the Barrani High Court, where a misspoken word brings sure death. And Kaylin’s never been known for her grace or manners. But the High Lord’s heir is suspiciously ill and Kaylin’s healing magic is the only shot at saving him—if she manages to dodge the traps laid for her.

Only to discover that the healing might turn out to be the simplest of the tasks before her…

Originally published in 2006


Just Finished


You saw this book in my Friday Book Blogger Hop post, as one of my Labor Day weekend reads. I LOVED IT! And I am so happy I was able to read and review all 3 books in this trilogy which started with The Killing Fog. I got lucky and each book was offered on NetGalley. Yay!! This allows me to prioritize it on my schedule whereas books that I buy tend to get pushed aside for ARCs. This series is Asian-inspired using Asian myths and folklore as a basis. I loved the world which was mostly stunning, the beasts – dragons and phoenixes – such beautiful creatures (and deadly) and MAGIC. Can you go wrong with dragons, phoenixes, and magic in your story?

About This Book

  • Genre: High/Epic Fantasy
  • Print Length: 341 pages
  • Publisher: 47North
  • Publication Date: September 22, 2020

To defeat an immortal evil, a young warrior must enter the land of the dead in the spellbinding conclusion to Wall Street Journal bestselling author Jeff Wheeler’s epic Grave Kingdom trilogy.

As kingdoms fall, brave young warrior Bingmei fights to fulfill a prophecy and save what’s left of the world from the coming darkness. Should she fail, Echion, the diabolical Dragon of Night, and his queen will hold sway over the next thousand years. With Echion comes his unstoppable army of dragons—powerful, vengeful, and under his control.

Accompanied by her loyal friend Quion, Bingmei journeys toward her last hope. It lies among the savage beasts just beyond the ancient Death Wall—an uninhabited realm from which no one has ever returned alive. Bingmei’s mission is to find the phoenix shrine and learn the Immortal Words that will allow her to harness eternal magic. With Echion and his legions in pursuit, Bingmei must choose her words wisely to break Echion’s spell and accept her fate.

Bingmei knows what she must do. She must join the ranks of the dead as well. For a fearless and selfless warrior, it’s the ultimate sacrifice. But Bingmei is about to discover that even in death, the greatest sacrifices are yet to come.


Reading Next


Harlequin Trade asked me if I’d like to read and review this but not as part of a blog tour. I actually read it’s predecessor The Evil Queen and liked it. I loved the plot and premise, though the characters had some of that whiny angstiness that I don’t care for. I’ll be curious to see if they have grown out of that teenager-ness in this story.

About This Book

  • Genre: Fantasy
  • Print Length: 415 pages
  • Publisher: Inkyard Press
  • Publication Date: September 29, 2020

Once Upon a TimemeetsGame of Thrones in book two of New York Times bestselling author Gena Showalter’s magical, romantic dark fantasy series, in which the fairy tales we know and love are prophecies of the future. Welcome to the Forest of Good and Evil, where villains may be heroes and heroes may be villains…it all depends on who you ask.

Ashleigh Ansklelisa may be called the Glass Princess due to her weak heart, but Saxon, king of the Avian, knows she is more dangerous than broken glass, in this Cinderella retelling that sweeps readers into the magical land of Enchantia, filled with treacherous enemies, unexpected allies, forbidden love, and dangerous magic! Can destined lovers find their way to each other, or will evil win the day? Everything changes at the stroke of midnight as one determined princess fights for her legacy, her love, and the crown that is her destiny.

Talk to me about the book(s) you are reading this week (in the comments). I love hearing about them. ❤️

30 Replies to “WWW Wednesday | Great Reads in September”

  1. Great books. I have many to read, but nothing which has caught my eye… Sighhh. I need to buckle down and get cracking at it soon. My list is too long and some of them are the March releases.

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    1. I don’t think I have any that stretch that far. I think January is as far out as I go. The books I have to read is long though too ❤️

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    1. The Silent Patient sounds so good. I’ve seen many reviews on it. Happy reading!

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  2. Sounds like another great list, Tessa. I’m currently reading a suspense series, but it’s for work as much as pleasure.

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    1. I hope you are enjoying it! You know that I love suspense too but I often wonder if I’d be able to really enjoy a book if I was reading it for work. That tends to be a different kind of reading. ❤️

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    1. Oh no!! Hopefully they will be able to resolve it. I do have quite a few fantasy books this fall. I guess it balances out the summer which was one thriller after the next. I do have a few mysteries coming up in the next few weeks, though. Will be a great change.❤️

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  3. Did I read 15 books in a series? That’s awesome! I’d love to read a long series like that someday – something running for so long sounds so fun as well! Happy reading!

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    1. I’d love to have the time to read them all. But for now I will have to settle for book 2 and book 15. It is such a great series though, maybe one day ❤️

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    1. I have high hope for it! ❤️. And I agree – a beautiful cover 😍

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  4. That’s a stunning cover for The Glass Queen. When the first book came out, I almost requested it, but now can’t remember why I didn’t.

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    1. The first book was very good. If it wasn’t for the angsty piece – I would rave 100%. It’s a princess retelling that is pretty unique, I think. At least it’s unique to me.

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  5. I like the sound of The Glass Queen, especially with the fairy tale slant.
    I just finished Cold Days (Harry Dresden #13), read an anthology of murder mysteries, and have just started The Twins, book #4 of the Astral Conspiracy series by D. L. Cross.
    Two more Dresden books to go and I’ll be caught up for the release of #16 in October!

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    1. You’re getting there! Staci’s latest book sounds really good. I look forward to your review of it ❤️

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  6. I liked The Evil Queen and have been looking forward to The Glass Queen. I love what Showalter’s created with this series, aside from the whininess of the heroine. I hope you love it. Happy reading! Here’s my WWW Wednesday post.

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    1. Did the whininess bother you too? But I loved the plot and hope this one is as good or better ❤️

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    1. Thank you! I just put headlines inside of separators. My pics are 500×500. And then I list out the details and the book blurb. I spend way too much time playing with the WordPress options 😊

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