Hello bookworms!! Welcome to this week’s WWW Wednesday — 27 July 2022!!
WWW Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Sam @ Taking on a World of Words, where you answer the three following questions:
- What did you recently finish?
- What are you currently reading?
- And, what do you think you’ll read next?
Let’s see what I have been reading!
13-26 July 2022
Yes, we’re back to two week blocks, because I, once again, didn’t finish anything between 13 and 19 July. This has definitely been my worst reading year in some time.
A Deal with the Elf King by Elise Kova was the book Fictionally Sam picked from my TBR for me. While I thought I would enjoy it, I was surprised by just how much I loved it.
The story sat in this odd place of ‘yes, I was expecting this’, but also ‘OMG I did not see that coming’, which was perfect. The number of books that I have read lately where every main plot twist was predictable is… scary. Which is making books slightly less enjoyable than normal.
This was also my first Elise Kova book (yes, I own a stupid number of her books) so I was super happy to finally read one. And even more happy that I enjoyed her writing and world-building.
Despite reading a BUNCH of elf/fae stories lately, this one was still original enough to keep me very happy!! While I do normally give a ‘if you like this, then I recommend this’, I’ve half drafted a whole post fae/elf book recommendations, so just hang out for that.
Yup, we’re going back to back with these books because that’s how much I loved A Deal with the Elf King.
A Dance with the Fae Prince by Elise Kova is the second book in the Married to Magic series. Y0u don’t technically need to have read book 1, but I would say you should for the world building at least. Plus the epilogue from book 1 hints at events that are unfolding in book 2.
I don’t know if they’re supposed to be fairytale retellings, but this one has been giving me Cinderella-ish vibes. And I am totally down for that.
Honestly, I don’t even know when I will finish this book… so, let’s go with the mood reader classic response: