Books I Am Reading This Week – October 19 , 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?

The world-building in Night of the Raven, Dawn of the Dove is incredibly fascinating and unique. I’m enjoying it so far, and I look forward to getting further into it today. I’m not sure what else to say about it at this point, though I will say that is more of a dark fantasy as the violence starts pretty quick in the story.

Genre: YA Epic Fantasy (Dark Fantasy)

Pages: 352 pages

Publisher: Wednesday Books

Publication Date: October 18, 2022

To learn what she can become, she must first discover who she is. Katyani’s role in the kingdom of Chandela has always been clear: becoming an advisor and protector of the crown prince, Ayan, when he ascends to the throne. Bound to the Queen of Chandela through a forbidden soul bond that saved her when she was a child, Katyani has grown up in the royal family and become the best guardswoman the Garuda has ever seen. But when a series of assassination attempts threatens the royals, Katyani is shipped off to the gurukul of the famous Acharya Mahavir as an escort to Ayan and his cousin, Bhairav, to protect them as they hone the skills needed to be the next leaders of the kingdom. Nothing could annoy Katyani more than being stuck in a monastic school in the middle of a forest, except her run-ins with Daksh, the Acharya’s son, who can’t stop going on about the rules and whose gaze makes her feel like he can see into her soul. But when Katyani and the princes are hurriedly summoned back to Chandela before their training is complete, tragedy strikes and Katyani is torn from the only life she has ever known. Alone and betrayed in a land infested by monsters, Katyani must find answers from her past to save all she loves and forge her own destiny. Bonds can be broken, but debts must be repaid.

I loved The Vine Witch trilogy and now I can honestly say, I am equally as enamored with Luanne G. Smith’s new series that begins with The Raven Spell. It’s a great blend of a crime thriller/mystery and a paranormal/fantasy. I posted my review of this Kindle Unlimited gem yesterday. (the ebook with audio is available through Kindle Unlimited for both books 1 and 2).

  • Genre: mix of Fantasy and Thriller
  • Pages: 261 pages
  • Publisher: 47North
  • Publication Date: February 1, 2022
In Victorian England a witch and a detective are on the hunt for a serial killer in an enthralling novel of magic and murder. After a nearly fatal blow to the skull, traumatized private detective Ian Cameron is found dazed and confused on a muddy riverbank in Victorian London. Among his effects: a bloodstained business card bearing the name of a master wizard and a curious pocket watch that doesn’t seem to tell time. To retrieve his lost memories, Ian demands answers from Edwina and Mary Blackwood, sister witches with a murky past. But as their secret is slowly unveiled, a dangerous mystery emerges on the darkened streets of London. To help piece together Ian’s lost time, he and Edwina embark on a journey that will take them from the river foreshore to an East End music hall, and on to a safe house for witches in need of sanctuary from angry mortals. The clues they find suggest a link between a series of gruesome murders, a missing person’s case, and a dreadful suspicion that threatens to tear apart the bonds of sisterhood. As the investigation deepens, could Ian and Edwina be the next to die?

There may be some FF reading in Marlowe Banks, Redesigned by Jacqueline Firkins as I saw a blurb today that described it as steamy but it also looks like a lot of fun, I think. Early reviews have been very good, which is always promising.

  • Genre: Romantic Comedy
  • Pages: 352 pages
  • Publisher: St. Martin’s Griffin
  • Publication Date: October 25, 2022
In Marlowe Banks, Redesigned, Jacqueline Firkins wonderfully captures the messiness of failure, forgiveness, and embracing a second chance on life and love. Marlowe Banks’s life has come apart at the seams. Her engagement ended abruptly. Her latest costume design was shredded by critics. Her student loans are overdue. Her parents have never been more disappointed. Desperate to hide from her failures, Marlowe flees New York City to embrace invisibility in Los Angeles as a menial Production Assistant on a popular TV show. While sorting socks and taking care of her boss’ spoiled Weimaraner, no one can confront her poor artistic choices or the end of her engagement, the end her ex refuses to accept. When a costume mix-up requires Marlowe to step into in a scene, the camera catches a heated look between her and Angus Gordon, the show’s arrogant bad boy, thrusting Marlowe into the spotlight. As the pair is forced together on set, Marlowe learns she’s not the only one hiding. Walls come down for both of them, revealing a life Marlowe isn’t sure she’s ready for, and when her past comes calling, she has to decide if she’s going to stay invisible or if it’s time for a redesign.

What are you reading? Do you love it?

28 Replies to “Books I Am Reading This Week – October 19 , 2022 | #wwwwednesday #readerscommunity #booktwitter”

    1. It’s all about the ravens in October, I guess. But, yes, that is funny. The books are nothing alike though. Not at all! I guess a raven is a very versatile bird. 🤣

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  1. I’m with Staci. The Raven Spell appeals to me, too.

    I’m presently reading The Souls of Lost Lake. My second book by this author, and I’m loving it!

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  2. I read Marlowe Banks, and it was a bit steamy, but I didn’t think it was over the top or as steamy as other books. I enjoyed the behind-the-scenes look at a TV show. I hope you enjoy it, Tessa.

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  3. Night of the Raven is coming up for me – I’m still behind on my October reads. Such a gorgeous cover. Glad to hear you’re enjoying it, Tessa!

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  4. These look interesting. I’ve only recently started reading fantasy thanks to D. Wallace Peach and her outstanding books. Currently, I’m reading a women’s fiction novel by Catherine Ryan Hyde titled Allie and Bea about a young runaway and a senior who lost everything. Her books are heartwarming.

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