The Three Ws are:
What are you currently reading?
What did you recently finish reading?
What do you think you’ll read next?
My Reading Week
I’m just starting Her Dark Lies by J.T. Ellison today, and I’ve been looking so forward to it. I’ve read other thrillers by this author and loved them. And that setting! Just the location to get me out of my rainy day blues. The sunshine yesterday and today helps too, but that setting makes me indulge in vacation fantasies.
Yesterday, I finished the historical fantasy duology Spellbreaker & Spellmaker by Charlie N. Holmberg. I enjoyed this uniquely creative world of magic at the turn of the century (the late 1800s). I was expecting something like the literature from that period- a bit dark and dense – but it was relatively light in tone and action-packed.
Next, I’m switching gears again to a fun rom-com. Just Like in the Movies by Heidi Rice first attracted me with that fun cover, and the title makes the song When We Were Young by Adele play in my head (and maybe out loud when I know no one can hear 😉). So two positives!
What are you reading this week? Anything that you’re particularly excited about?
Her Dark Lies by J. T. Ellison
- Genre: Thriller
- Print Length: 356 pages
- Publisher : MIRA books
- Publication Date : March 9, 2021
Jutting from sparkling turquoise waters off the Italian coast, Isle Isola is an idyllic setting for a wedding. In the majestic cliff-top villa owned by the wealthy Compton family, up-and-coming artist Claire Hunter will marry handsome, charming Jack Compton, surrounded by close family, intimate friends…and a host of dark secrets.
From the moment Claire sets foot on the island, something seems amiss. Skeletal remains have just been found. There are other, newer disturbances, too. Menacing texts. A ruined wedding dress. And one troubling shadow hanging over Claire’s otherwise blissful relationship—the strange mystery surrounding Jack’s first wife.
Then a raging storm descends, the power goes out—and the real terror begins…
Spellmaker by Charlie N. Holmberg
- Genre: Historical Fantasy
- Print Length: 301 pgs
- Publisher: 47 North
- Publication Date: March 9, 2021
Dead wizards, stolen enchantments, and broken promises force a young spellbreaker out of the shadows in the next thrilling installment of the Spellbreaker series by the Wall Street Journal bestselling author of The Paper Magician.
England, 1895. An unsolved series of magician murders and opus thefts isn’t a puzzle to Elsie Camden. But to reveal a master spellcaster as the culprit means incriminating herself as an unregistered spellbreaker. When Elsie refuses to join forces with the charming assassin, her secret is exposed, she’s thrown in jail, and the murderer disappears. But Elsie’s hope hasn’t vanished.
Through a twist of luck, the elite magic user Bacchus Kelsey helps Elsie join the lawful, but with a caveat: they must marry to prove their cover story. Forced beneath a magical tutor while her bond with Bacchus grows, Elsie seeks to thwart the plans of England’s most devious criminal—if she can find them.
With hundreds of stolen spells at their disposal, the villain has a plan—and it involves seducing Elsie to the dark side. But even now that her secret is out, Elsie must be careful how she uses the new abilities she’s discovering, or she may play right into the criminal’s hands.
Just Like In The Movies by Heidi Rice
- Genre: Rom Com
- Print Length: 400 pgs
- Publisher: One More Chapter HC
- Publication Date: March 12, 2021
The late Matty Devlin was so much more than Ruby Graham’s boss. He was her best friend, her father-figure, and she is showcasing a series of his favourite classic movies at the independent cinema in Notting Hill which was his life’s work … and of which she is now part owner.
Matty left the other half of The Royale to his nephew, Luke,the elusive Manhattan property developer and rumoured son of a Hollywood icon.
It’s all beginning to sound like the plot of one of Ruby’s beloved films until it becomes clear Luke is no more interested in swooping in to save the crumbling Royale than he is in talking about his famous father. He’s bad-tempered, cynical, and he couldn’t care less about the cinema!
But saving The Royale is about far more than just Matty’s legacy. The Royale is the only place where Ruby gets to live in a world of dreams and happy endings, a place where there are no lost causes, and where falling in love is just like in the movies … or is Luke about to change all that?
Don’t forget to tell to me about the book(s) you are reading this week (in the comments). ✨ I love hearing about them. ❤️