Books I Am Reading This Week – February 15, 2023 #wwwwednesday #ReadersCommunity #BookTwitter #BookLover

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 description of Nocturne by Alyssa Wees drew me in immediately and looking at the number of pages makes me a happy reader too. I will be starting this one today and I am looking forward to this self-described fever dream.

  • Genre: Historical Fantasy
  • Pages: 233 pages
  • Publisher: Del Rey
  • Publication Date: February 21, 2023
In this haunting, evocative fantasy set in 1930s Chicago, a talented ballerina finds herself torn between her dreams and her desires when she’s pursued by a secretive patron who may be more than he seems. “An enchanting and lyrical fever dream bursting with dazzling prose and dark romance, Nocturne enthralled me.”—Erin A. Craig, New York Times bestselling author of House of Salt and Sorrows Growing up in Chicago’s Little Sicily in the years following the Great War, Grace Dragotta has always wanted to be a ballerina, ever since she first peered through the windows of the Near North Ballet company. So when Grace is orphaned, she chooses the ballet as her home, imagining herself forever ensconced in a transcendent world of light and beauty so different from her poor, immigrant upbringing. Years later, with the Great Depression in full swing, Grace has become the company’s new prima ballerina—though achieving her long-held dream is not the triumph she once envisioned. Time and familiarity have tarnished that shining vision, and her new position means the loss of her best friend in the world. Then she attracts the attention of the enigmatic Master La Rosa as her personal patron and realizes the world is not as small or constricted as she had come to fear. Who is her mysterious patron, and what does he want from her? As Grace begins to unlock the Master’s secrets, she discovers that there is beauty in darkness as well as light, finds that true friendship cannot be broken by time or distance, and realizes there may be another way entirely to achieve the transcendence she has always sought.

The Murder at Haven’s Rock by Kelley Armstrong is one of those books that just drew me into its world completely and thoroughly from page 1. And boy what an incredible page turner!

  • Genre: Crime Thriller
  • Pages: 344 pages
  • Publisher: St. Martin’s Press (Minotaur)
  • Publication Date: February 21, 2023
New York Times bestselling author Kelley Armstrong’s Rockton Novels had one of the most unique towns in crime fiction. Murder at Haven’s Rock is a spinoff, a fresh start… with a few new dangers that threaten everything before it even begins. Haven’s Rock, Yukon. Population: 0 Deep in the Yukon wilderness, a town is being built. A place for people to disappear, a fresh start from a life on the run. Haven’s Rock isn’t the first town of this kind, something detective Casey Duncan and her husband, Sheriff Eric Dalton, know first-hand. They met in the original town of Rockton. But greed and deception led the couple to financing a new refuge for those in need. This time around, they get to decide which applicants are approved for residency. There’s only one rule in Haven’s Rock: stay out of the forest. When two of the town’s construction crew members break it and go missing, Casey and Eric are called in ahead of schedule to track them down. When a body is discovered, well-hidden with evidence of foul play, Casey and Eric must find out what happened to the dead woman, and locate those still missing. The longer Casey and Eric don’t know what happened, the more danger everyone is in.

I’ve been looking forward to Cold Blooded Liar by Karen Rose since the first time I saw it. It had me at “serial killer”.

  • Genre: Thriller
  • Pages:461 pages
  • Publisher: Berkley
  • Publication Date: February 28, 2023
Brace yourself for a scorching new series from New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Karen Rose, where San Diego means sun, surf, sand…and serial killers. Sam Reeves is a kindhearted psychologist who treats court-ordered clients. After one of his patients—a pathological liar—starts revealing plausible new details from a long-unsolved serial murder case, he’s compelled to report anonymously to the SDPD tip line, though his attempts to respect patient confidentiality land him facedown and cuffed by the aggressive (and cute) Detective McKittrick. San Diego homicide detective Kit McKittrick loves the water. She lives on a boat, and when she’s not solving crimes with the SDPD, she’s assisting her foster sister with her charter fishing business or playing with her poodle. But there’s nothing that intrigues Kit more than a cold case, so when an anonymous caller leads her on the path of a wanted killer, she’s determined to end the decade-long manhunt. Sam is soon released but goes home with both a newfound distaste for the SDPD and a resolve—not unlike Kit’s—to uncover the truth. Kit and Sam repeatedly butt heads in their separate investigations but are forced to work together to find one of the deadliest serial killers the city has faced in years.

What are you reading? Do you love it?

20 Replies to “Books I Am Reading This Week – February 15, 2023 #wwwwednesday #ReadersCommunity #BookTwitter #BookLover”

    1. Well, since I have to sit all day everyday with my ankle elevated – books that keep me on the edge of that seat are just what I need, I think 😂🤣😂

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  1. They all sound intriguing for different reasons, Tessa. It looks like you’ve got a lot of good reading lined up.

    I’m currently working through edits, but plan on reading Secluded Cabin Sleeps Six very soon. That’s been on my TBR for too long. I recall you reviewed it in the past.


  2. I hope you enjoy Nocture. I thought it had a slow start, but I loved the ending.


  3. I’m reading Dark Waters. A few chapters in, it is about two murderers being found, in the same way their victim was found. I’m intrigued by the story line, however there is a lot of head hopping, and I’m finding it difficult to attach to one character.


  4. I hope you like Nocturne! It sounds good and the page numbers are nice!! haha have a wonderful week! ❤


  5. I’ve heard some great things about Nocturne, Tessa. I hope you’re enjoying it. And Murder at Haven’s Rock sounds great. Have a wonderful week of reading. 🙂

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