#WWWWednesday | What I #amreading This Week – June 1, 2022

  • What am I currently reading?
  • What did I just finish?
  • What am I reading next?

I’m reading Son of Shadow by John Lenahan for a The Write Reads Blog Tour. I just love the description. It seems to have everything that excites me about a fantasy story. I’ll be starting it today, so fingers-crossed!

  • Genre: Fantasy
  • Pages: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Lightning Books
  • Publication Date: July 25, 2022
A world of faeries, leprechauns and dragons – and magic fueled by the blood of trees. A mystery portal to the Real World. And a pair of curious young adventurers who know they shouldn’t step through it… Meet Fergal the Second, nicknamed ‘two’. Or ‘Doe’, in his own language. He can do magic. But, for the moment, he’s forgotten where he’s from. Or what’s happened to his blind friend Ruby. He’s actually from Tirna Nog, the enchanted world of Shadowmagic, where a new generation of the royal House of Duir are cheeking their parents, preparing for adulthood and itching to see the Real World for themselves – whatever the peril.

A Rip Through Time by Kelley Armstrong is so good!!!! It’s a time travel story with a mystery that is so complex and manages to encompass both time periods in totally unexpected ways. My review will come out next week, but I just loved it!

  • Genre: Mystery/Thriller with time travel
  • Pages: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Minotaur Books (St. Martin’s Press)
  • Publication Date: May 31, 2022
In this series debut from New York Times bestselling author Kelley Armstrong, a modern-day homicide detective finds herself in Victorian Scotland—in an unfamiliar body—with a killer on the loose. May 20, 2019: Homicide detective Mallory is in Edinburgh to be with her dying grandmother. While out on a jog one evening, Mallory hears a woman in distress. She’s drawn to an alley, where she is attacked and loses consciousness. May 20, 1869: Housemaid Catriona Mitchell had been enjoying a half-day off, only to be discovered that night in a lane, where she’d been strangled and left for dead . . . exactly one-hundred-and-fifty years before Mallory was strangled in the same spot. When Mallory wakes up in Catriona’s body in 1869, she must put aside her shock and adjust quickly to the reality: life as a housemaid to an undertaker in Victorian Scotland. She soon discovers that her boss, Dr. Gray, also moonlights as a medical examiner and has just taken on an intriguing case, the strangulation of a young man, similar to the attack on herself. Her only hope is that catching the murderer can lead her back to her modern life . . . before it’s too late. Outlander meets The Alienist in Kelley Armstrong’s A Rip Through Time, the first book in this utterly compelling series, mixing romance, mystery, and fantasy with thrilling results.

The Gatekeeper by James Byrne is my next read and it sounds absolutely full of everything I love in thrillers. I can’t wait to start it!

  • Genre: Thriller
  • Pages: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Minotaur Books (St. Martin’s Press)
  • Publication Date: June 7, 2022
James Byrne’s The Gatekeeper introduces Dez Limerick in the most anticipated new thriller in years. A highly trained team of mercenaries launches a well-planned, coordinated attack on a well-guarded military contractor – but they didn’t count on one thing, the right man being in the wrong place at the right time. Desmond Aloysius Limerick (“Dez” to all) is a retired mercenary, and enthusiastic amateur musician, currently in Southern California, enjoying the sun and sitting in on the occasional gig, when the hotel he’s at falls under attack. A skilled team attempts to kidnap the Chief legal counsel of Triton Expeditors, a major military contractor – in fact, Petra Alexandris is the daughter of the CEO – but their meticulously-planned, seamlessly executed scheme runs into the figurative ‘spanner-in-the-works,’ Dez himself. After foiling the attack, and with nothing better to do, Dez agrees to help Alexandris with another problem she’s having – someone has embezzled more than a billion dollars from her company and left very few tracks behind. But Dez is a gatekeeper – one who opens doors and keeps them open – and this is just a door of another kind. And the door he opens leads to a dangerous conspiracy involving media manipulation, militias, an armed coup, and an attempt to fracture the United States themselves. There’s only one obstacle between the conspirators and success – and that is Dez, The Gatekeeper.

What are you reading? Do you love it?

28 Replies to “#WWWWednesday | What I #amreading This Week – June 1, 2022”

  1. Looks like you’ve been doing some interesting reading, Tessa! And I can’t wait for your review of A Rip in Time!
    I just picked up All These Bodies by Kendare Blake.. Not really sure how I feel about it yet but it does have me intrigued.

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    1. Loved A Rip Through Time. And, I think I’ve seen All These Bodies. I will be curious to hear your thoughts once you finish.

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      1. I’ill have to see about getting a copy then. 😊
        So far All These Bodies is.. not what I was expecting. I think the ending will decide its fate.
        What about you? Reading anything interesting?

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  2. I hate I missed A Rip Through Time. Time travel is a favorite theme of mine, and it sounds like you really enjoyed it, Tessa.

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  3. I love the sound of A Rip Through Time (especially the setting). I’m going to be away on vacation next week, but will have to hunt up your review when I get back. That one really appeals to me!

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  4. I love your enthusiasm, Tessa. You make me want to read all three books. A Rip Through Time sounds fascinating. Outlander meets The Alienist is a great hook. Happy Reading!

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  5. Nice books here, Tessa, I’ll be looking forward to your reviews. I’m reading Thank You, Next by Andie J. Christopher. Ripped Through Time sounds amazing!

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  6. A Rip Through Time sounds very inviting. I am hoping it was a good one and will look for your review. Happy reading, Tessa.

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