WWW Wednesday | What Am I Reading This Week- 4/7/2021?

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?

My Reading Week

I was going to start my week with These Feathered Flames, but I decided that a romcom would probably be a better choice while my family is visiting. A romcom is perfect for when you can’t focus and Maggie Finds Her Muse was just the right fit. I enjoyed it a lot. It has a very detailed look at the writing process throughout and it’s very interesting to see that insight fictionalized.

I’ve started The Feathered Flames and it’s very interesting. It’s a real telling of a folktale and the author did a good job of keeping that folktale feel with the writing style. I can’t wait to get further into the story as I’ve mostly just met the characters at this point.

I also can’t wait to read The Perfect Daughter. I think it looks so good, but then you all know how I love a psychological thriller, and the counselor in me can’t wait to delve further into multiple personalities disorder. It’s such a fascinating mental disorder that I’ve only read case studies about, so a fictionalized portrayal intrigues me.

What are you reading this week? Anything that you’re particularly excited about?

These Feathered Flames by Alexandra Overy

  • Genre: YA Fantasy
  • Print Length: 364 pgs.
  • Publisher: Inkyard Press
  • Publication Date: April 20, 2021

Book Description

Three Dark CrownsmeetsWicked Saintsin this queer #ownvoices retelling of “The Firebird,” a Russian folktale, by debut author Alexandra Overy.

When twin heirs are born in Tourin, their fates are decided at a young age. While Izaveta remained at court to learn the skills she’d need as the future queen, Asya was taken away to train with her aunt, the mysterious Firebird, who ensured magic remained balanced in the realm.

But before Asya’s training is completed, the ancient power blooms inside her, which can mean only one thing: the queen is dead, and a new ruler must be crowned.

As the princesses come to understand everything their roles entail, they’ll discover who they can trust, who they can love—and who killed their mother.

Maggie Finds Her Muse by Dee Ernst

  • Genre: Romantic Comedy
  • Print Length: 296 pages
  • Publisher: St. Martins Griffin
  • Publication Date: April 20, 2021

Book Description

A sparkling romantic comedy starring a bestselling author who goes to Paris to overcome writer’s block and rediscovers family, independence, and love along the way. 

All Maggie Bliss needs to do is write. Forty-eight years old and newly single (again!), she ventures to Paris in a last-ditch effort to finish her manuscript. With a marvelous apartment at her fingertips and an elegant housekeeper to meet her every need, a finished book—and her dream of finally taking her career over the top—is surely within her grasp. After all, how could she find anything except inspiration in Paris, with its sophistication, food, and romance in the air?

But the clock is running out, and between her charming ex-husband arriving in France for vacation and a handsome Frenchman appearing one morning in her bathtub, Maggie’s previously undisturbed peace goes by the wayside. Charming and heartfelt, Dee Ernst’s Maggie Finds Her Muse is a delightful and feel-good novel about finding love, confidence, and inspiration in all the best places.

The Perfect Daughter by D.J. Palmer

  • Genre: Psychological Thriller
  • Print Length: 378 pages
  • Publisher: St. Martin’s Press
  • Publication Date: April 20, 2021

Book Description

A thriller that explores the truth or lies behind a teenage girl’s multiple personality disorder, from D.J. Palmer, the author of The New Husband.

Meet Ruby, who speaks with a British accent.

Then there’s Chloe, a perfectionist who strives for straight A’s in school.
And along comes Eve, who is spiteful and vicious. 
All of them live inside Penny…
Or do they? 

Penny Francone, age sixteen, is a murderer. Her guilt is beyond doubt: she was found alone in the victim’s apartment, covered in blood, holding the murder weapon. The victim’s identity and her secret relationship to Penny give Penny the perfect motive, sealing the deal. All the jury needs to decide now is where Penny will serve out her sentence. Will she be found not guilty by reason of insanity, as her lawyer intends to argue? Or will she get a life sentence in a maximum-security prison?
Already reeling from tragedy after the sudden passing of her beloved husband a few years before, now Grace is on her knees, grateful that Massachusetts doesn’t allow the death penalty.

As Penny awaits trial in a state mental hospital, she is treated by Dr. Mitchell McHugh, a psychiatrist battling demons of his own. Grace’s determination to understand the why behind her daughter’s terrible crime fuels Mitch’s resolve to help the Francone family. Together, they set out in search of the truth about Penny, but discover instead a shocking hidden history of secrets, lies, and betrayals that threatens to consume them all.

The perfect daughter. Is she fooling them all?

Don’t forget to tell to me about the book(s) you are reading this week (in the comments). I love hearing about them. ❤️

17 Replies to “WWW Wednesday | What Am I Reading This Week- 4/7/2021?”

  1. The Perfect Daughter sounds great. On my list! This week I’m reading Fable and also starting Tigers, Not Daughters. Happy reading!

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  2. Wow, those are three very different reads. The Perfect Daughter sounds a bit too heavy for me but I’ll be looking forward to your thoughts on it.

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    1. St. Martins Press often times has heavier reads in their thrillers but I’ve also read so just right ones published by them. Hoping this is a “just right” one! 🙂

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  3. Hello, Tessa. I fancy The Perfect Daughter from the above list. I’m currently reading Book 5 of Game of Thrones, and The Mis-Education Years by Ross O’Carroll-Kelly, which really does make you laugh out loud. I have it on my kindle. And I intend to re-read The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie next.

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  4. These Feathered Flames was a good one, but you’ll definitely need to be able to concentrate a little more on that one.

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    1. Yeah, even being focused, I feel like I’m getting lost in the minutiae of the story at times. But it still seems like it’s going to be a fascinating tale.

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  5. There’s so much truth to what you said about romcoms! I feel like I’m losing my focus a bit on reading and I think a contemporary is what I need right now. Happy reading!

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