WWW Wednesday – 3 May 2023

WWW Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Taking on a World of Words, where bloggers share the books that they’ve recently finished, what they are currently reading and what books they are planning to read next. Essentially you have to answer three questions (the Three Ws):

What are you currently reading?
What did you recently finish reading?
What do you think you’ll read next?

So, let’s get to it.

What are you currently reading? 

The Isles of the Gods by Amie Kaufman (Trade Paperback)

The Isles of the Gods Cover

I just started reading the intriguing and exciting young adult fantasy novel, The Isles of the Gods by Australian author Amie Kaufman. I have been a big fan of some of Kaufman’s previous works, including the Aurora Cycle series she wrote with Jay Kristoff (Aurora RisingAurora Burning and Aurora’s End), and I have been interested in this new book for a while.  Set in a new fantasy world, The Isles of the Gods follows several different young protagonists as they attempt to stop two warring gods from awakening and bringing back their destructive wrath.  I have made a bit of progress on this novel so far and I am really enjoying it’s great story and compelling style.



The Last Kingdom by Steve Berry (Audiobook)

The Last Kingdom (Steve Berry) Cover

I have been having a lot of fun this week listening to the latest captivating thriller from veteran author Steve Berry, The Last Kingdom. Part of his long-running Cotton Malone series, The Last Kingdom sees the protagonist uncover another elaborate conspiracy from out of history, this time focusing on the kingdom of Bavaria and it’s complex past.  I have had an amazing time with the Cotton Malone books in the past (check out my reviews for The Malta Exchange, The Warsaw Protocol and The Kaiser’s Web), and this latest novel is proving to be just as impressive.  I am hoping to knock The Last Kingdom off in the next few days and I am looking forward to seeing how this entire elaborate narrative unwinds.


What did you recently finish reading?

Fire With Fire by Candice Fox (Trade Paperback)

Fire With Fire Cover

I managed to finish off the excellent crime fiction novel, Fire With Fire, by Australian author Candice Fox this week and it ended up being an outstanding read. Focusing on the chaos that follows two desperate parents taking over a police forensic lab and holding all the evidence within hostage to finally get information about their missing daughter, Fire With Fire was an intense and amazing novel.



Warhammer 40,000: Warboss by Mike Brooks (Audiobook)

Warhammer 40,000 - Warboss Cover

One of the more entertaining, comedic and addictive Warhammer 40,000 novels I have read for a while, Warboss is an outstanding novel and make sure to check out my review for it here.



Echo Lake by Joan Sauers (Trade Paperback)

Echo Laker Cover

A fantastic and emotionally rich murder mystery novel set in my local area.  I really loved Sauers descriptions of some of the local towns and it was very impressive how she wove her intriguing mystery narrative around this great setting.


What do you think you’ll read next?

The Book That Wouldn’t Burn by Mark Lawrence

The Book That Wouldn't Burn Cover

I am very keen to start reading the upcoming Mark Lawrence novel, The Book That Wouldn’t Burn, in the immediate future.  An epic and impressive sounding fantasy novel, The Book That Wouldn’t Burn will probably be one of the top releases of 2023 and I am very excited to get to grips on a brand new Mark Lawrence series.



Battle Song by Ian Ross

Battle Song Cover

If I get a chance in the next week my plan is to start reading the awesome sounding historical adventure, Battle Song by Ian Ross.  I have been in love with the plot of this cool novel since I first saw it and I really want to see what epic historical adventure Ross has come up with.



That’s it for this week, check back in next Wednesday to see what progress I’ve made on my reading and what books I’ll be looking at next.

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