Books I Am Reading This Week – October 12, 2022 | #wwwwednesday #readerscommunity #booktwitter

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?

I’m reading The Miraculous Sweetmakers: The Frost Fair by Natasha Hastings for a The Write Reads blog tour. I either started it last night or will be starting it today. I’ve heard excellent things about it from people on the tour who have already finished it.

Genre: MG Historical Fantasy

Pages: 368 pages

Publisher: HarperCollins

Publication Date: November 1, 2022

A heartwarming and magical adventure, The Frost Fair is a dazzling historical fantasy perfect for fans of Frozen and Serafina and the Black Cloak. It’s winter, 1683, and the Great Frost has swept into London. By day, thirteen-year-old Thomasina and her friend Anne peddle sweets on the frozen river, hearing rumors of the magical Frost Fair that awakens there at night. They say if you can find it, Father Winter himself will grant any wish you have. And Thomasina has an impossible wish: the return of her twin brother, whose death left her family fractured. But once they discover Father Winter’s icy kingdom, Thomasina and Anne quickly realize the Frost Fair isn’t exactly what it seems… and that some wishes never come for free. With a delightful fantasy setting and unique magic system, The Frost Fair is an enchanting look at the power of friendship, the way grief shapes all of us, and how love can warm even the coldest heart.

I posted my review on If You Could See The Sun by Ann Liang yesterday. It had a lot more depth than I ever expected… but I have to admit that I hoped it would. And, the writing exquisitely details life as a Chinese teen.

  • Genre: YA Contemporary
  • Pages: 311 pages
  • Publisher: Inkyard Press
  • Publication Date: October 11, 2022
No secret is safe. Alice Sun has always felt invisible at her elite Beijing international boarding school, where she’s the only scholarship student in a sea of über-wealthy classmates. But she has a plan: be top of the class, attend a prestigious university, secure a killer job, and finally lift her family out of poverty. Then her parents drop a bomb—they can no longer afford her tuition, even with the scholarship. But that’s the least of Alice’s problems because she has started uncontrollably turning invisible. As in completely, physically invisible. Alice realizes there’s an upside to her strange new power—unparalleled access to the secrets of China’s most rich and influential teens. Soon, Alice has a new plan: offer her invisibility services to find out what her classmates want to know—for a price. But between balancing schoolwork, a growing relationship with academic-rival-turned-business-partner Henry, and stealing secrets, things start to fall through the cracks. As the tasks escalate from petty scandals to actual crimes, Alice must decide if helping her family is worth losing her conscience—or even her life.

I believe The Family Game by Catherine Steadman has already come out in the UK, but it doesn’t come out in the US until next week. I’m looking forward to sinking my teeth into a psychological thriller – it’s been too long since my last one!

  • Genre: Psychological Thriller
  • Pages: 322 pages
  • Publisher: Ballantine Books
  • Publication Date: October 18, 2022
“A powerful family and a deadly game. Be prepared for a nail-biting, roller-coaster of a ride in Catherine Steadman’s classy and ingenious new thriller.”—B. A. Paris, New York Times bestselling author of Behind Closed Doors. From the New York Times bestselling author of Something in the Water, Mr. Nobody, and The Disappearing Act. . . . THE RULES 1. Listen carefully 2. Do your research 3. Trust no one 4. Run for your life. Harriet Reed, a novelist on the brink of literary stardom, is newly engaged to Edward Holbeck, the heir of an extremely powerful family. And even though Edward has long tried to severe ties with them, news of the couple’s marital bliss has the Holbecks inching back into their lives. As Harriet is drawn into their lavish world, the family seems perfectly welcoming. So when Edward’s father, Robert, hands Harriet a tape of a book he’s been working on, she is desperate to listen. But as she presses play, it’s clear that this isn’t just a novel. It’s a confession. A confession to a grisly crime. A murder. And, suddenly, the game is in motion. Feeling isolated and confused, Harriet must work out if this is part of a plan to test her loyalty. Or something far darker. What is it that Robert sees in her? Why give her the power to destroy everything? This might be a game to the Holbeck family—but losing might still prove deadly. READY OR NOT, HERE THEY COME . . .

What are you reading? Do you love it?


28 Replies to “Books I Am Reading This Week – October 12, 2022 | #wwwwednesday #readerscommunity #booktwitter”

    1. I think so too and I truly have heard wonderful things from the people who have already read it. I’ll get more into it (and probably finish it) today.

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  1. he Miraculous Sweetmakers: The Frost Fair looks really interesting. I hope you enjoy it, Tessa.

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    1. It started off a bit sad but I’m sure it picks up based on what others are saying. I’ll get into it more today, so 🤞

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  2. I’m re-reading The Strange Death of Fiona Griffiths, It is about a female police officer who goes undercover and finds out a little bit more about herself in the process. It is in first person, and I enjoyed reading it the first-time round.

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  3. A very nice mix of books here, Tessa. The Miraculous Sweetmakers: The Frost Fair sounds interesting. I have been trying to read more MG books so I can recommend them to my grandson as he is getting older.

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  4. Omg If You Can See The Sun sounds so crazy! What did you think of it?? I’ve currently been reading A Good Girls Guide to Murder and the Guest List is one of my next reads! 😆

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