#WWWWednesday | What I #amreading This Week – July 27, 2022

Welcome to WWW Wednesday! This meme was formerly hosted by MizB at A Daily Rhythm and revived on Taking on a World of Words. Just answer the three questions below and leave a link to your post in the comments for others to look at. No blog? No problem! Just leave a comment with your responses. Please, take some time to visit the other participants and see what others are reading. So, let’s get to it!

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

Alias Emma by Ava Glass is a fast-paced – running for their lives – type of story and I always adore those in book and film. I’m about halfway in and loving it so far.

  • Genre: Psychological Thriller / Spy Thriller
  • Pages: 273 pages
  • Publisher: Bantam (Random House)
  • Publication Date: August 2, 2022
In this breakneck, race-against-the-clock thriller, a British spy has twelve hours to deliver her asset across London after Russia hacks the city’s security cameras. Can she make it without being spotted . . . or killed? Nothing about Emma Makepeace is real. Not even her name. A newly minted secret agent, Emma’s barely graduated from basic training when she gets the call for her first major assignment. Eager to serve her country and prove her worth, she dives in headfirst. Emma must covertly travel across one of the world’s most watched cities to bring the reluctant—and handsome—son of Russian dissidents into protective custody, so long as the assassins from the Motherland don’t find him first. With London’s famous Ring of Steel hacked by the Russian government, the two must cross the city without being seen by the hundreds of thousands of CCTV cameras that document every inch of the city’s streets, alleys, and gutters. Buses, subways, cars, and trains are out of the question. Traveling on foot, and operating without phones or bank cards that could reveal their location or identity, they have twelve hours to make it to safety. This will take all of Emma’s skills of disguise and subterfuge. But when Emma’s handler goes dark, there’s no one left to trust. And just one wrong move will get them both killed.

Only 22% of people who have read/reviewed Accomplished by Amanda Quain considered this a five-star read but I am one of the few. I really enjoyed this YA book inspired by Pride and Prejudice. It left me with a big smile on my face and I really can’t ask for a lot more than that.

  • Genre: Contemporary Fiction (YA)
  • Pages: 316 pages
  • Publisher: Wednesday Books
  • Publication Date: July 26, 2022
Georgiana Darcy gets the Pride & Prejudice retelling she deserves in Amanda Quain’s Accomplished, a sparkling contemporary YA featuring a healthy dose of marching band romance, endless banter, and Charles Bingley as a ripped frat boy. It is a truth universally acknowledged that Georgiana Darcy should have been expelled after The Incident with Wickham Foster last year – at least if you ask any of her Pemberley Academy classmates. She may have escaped expulsion because of her family name, but she didn’t escape the disappointment of her big brother Fitz, the scorn of the entire school, or, it turns out, Wickham’s influence. But she’s back for her junior year, and she needs to prove to everyone – Fitz, Wickham, her former friends, and maybe even herself – that she’s more than just an embarrassment to the family name. How hard can it be to become the Perfect Darcy? All she has to do is: – Rebuild her reputation with the marching band (even if it kills her) – Forget about Wickham and his lies (no matter how tempting they still are), and – Distract Fitz Darcy — helicopter-sibling extraordinaire — by getting him to fall in love with his classmate, Lizzie Bennet (this one might be difficult…) Sure, it’s a complicated plan, but so is being a Darcy. With the help of her fellow bandmate, Avery, matchmaking ideas lifted straight from her favorite fanfics, and a whole lot of pancakes, Georgie is going to see every one of her plans through. But when the weight of being the Perfect Darcy comes crashing down, Georgie will have to find her own way before she loses everything permanently—including the one guy who sees her for who she really is.

The ratings for The Stars Between Us by Cristin Terrill have me a bit nervous as they are largely 3s, but I didn’t read the author’s other books who so many people loved and naturally compared this one to. So hopefully I will enjoy it. It sounds very interesting to me.

  • Genre: YA SciFy
  • Pages: 371 pages
  • Publisher: Wednesday Books
  • Publication Date: August 2, 2022
Bridgerton meets Illuminae in this explosive, romantic space opera where danger and deception lurk behind glamour and wealth. Vika Hale longs for a better life than that of a barmaid on a struggling planet, but her dreams have always seemed out of reach despite the mysterious benefactor who bankrolled her education. When the elusive billionaire dies and names Vika in his will, she’s whisked away to a glittering and glamorous new world as the ward of his heir. Suddenly, her wildest dreams don’t seem so impossible. But when someone targets the will’s heirs in a series of terrifying bombings, Vika’s new life is thrown into uncertainty. Knowing that she may be next, Vika teams up with the one person she’d rather keep at arm’s length—her guardian’s mysterious new assistant, Sky Foster. She doesn’t trust Sky, but he may be the only one who can help her discover the bomber’s identity before she becomes the next victim. As Vika grows closer to Sky, she realizes she may not escape these new threats unscathed. Sky is keeping a secret and it’s one that could unravel everything. In The Stars Between Us, Cristin Terrill sweeps readers away to a world where secrets are currency and love is the most dangerous risk of all.

What are you reading? Do you love it?

21 Replies to “#WWWWednesday | What I #amreading This Week – July 27, 2022”

    1. I really hope you love Lessons. I adored it and I expect you to start teaching Anna some vocabulary after reading how Elizabeth does it ❤️😂❤️🤣

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  1. These all sound interesting in very different ways. I hope you love the last one, despite what others are thinking, Tessa.

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  2. Accomplished was only a 4-star read for me. I enjoyed the story and the romance, but I felt it was bogged down a bit by all the angst and self-loathing that Georgie was up to. However, the rest of it was stellar and I’m so glad I read it.

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    1. Angst usually bothers me too but I felt a lot of empathy for Georgie. She reminded me of so many of the students I worked with.

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