WWW Wednesdays #173 – June 6th

WWW WEDNESDAYS is a weekly meme hosted by Sam @ Taking On A World Of Words and is all about answering the three questions below.


I’m currently reading The Lost For Words Bookshop by Stephanie Butland, both a pending ARC due soon and a little break in between my upcoming thriller reads. I’m also starting The Fourth Monkey by J.D. Barker, a title I’ve been meaning to read for a while and I also have an ARC of the sequel due soon, so it’s kind of two for one with this one. Fingers crossed both will be good reads!


1. Strange The Dreamer by Laini Taylor (5/5 stars) REVIEW 25/06
I already had a feeling about this one, and not just because of the cover… I was going to wait until the sequel was out, but I couldn’t resist and started it anyway. Mistake? I don’t know, but the fact is that this turned out to be my second 5 star read of the year and I absolutely loved it. One of my new favorite characters, gorgeous prose, excellent worldbuilding… What’s not to love? The wait for the sequel maybe.

2. To Die In Vienna by Kevin Wignall (3,5/5 stars) REVIEW 14/06
I saw this one on NG when I was actually in Vienna, so of course I couldn’t resist. I ended up reading it only after we came back, but that made being able to revisit some of the places mentioned in the story all the better. This one is a fast-paced and action-packed spy thrillers that will appeal to fans of the genre. Credibility issues aside, this was quite an entertaining read.

3. The Date by Louise Jensen (5/5 stars) REVIEW 11/06
Louise Jensen is one of my favorite psychological thriller authors and she has done her thing once again by writing her newest story The Date. Holy cow, what a read! Not only is the writing sublime, but the suspense is spot on and I’m always a sucker for the whole amnesia element. Especially in this case, where the main character is unable to recognize faces after trauma… Fascinating, highly addictive and utterly absorbing! I literally dropped everything to read this one.

4. What Happened That Night by Sandra Block (4/5 stars) REVIEW 08/06
I just had to request a copy after seeing that gorgeous cover, and the fact that I’m always drawn to dark thrillers does help as well. This story has a lot of trigger warnings (rape, violence, suicide, graphic scenes), but the plot itself is both complex and original. I do have to say I had my doubts about the credibility of it all and unfortunately I was able to guess one or two mayor plot twists early on. But the writing is engaging, the pace superfast and the story itself will chill you to the bone.


I’m trying to finish my pending June ARCs as soon as possible, so I have three titles lined up next: The Fifth To Die by J.D. Barker will be the first, just after I finish the first book. I’ll probably read The Unbinding Of Mary Reade by Miriam McNamara after that to take another break from the thriller genre… And I also still need to read Bring Me Back by B.A. Paris. I have a new TBR jar pick as well: When The Moon Was Ours by Anna-Marie McLemore. I’m really curious about that one!


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20 thoughts on “WWW Wednesdays #173 – June 6th

  1. I enjoyed The Fourth Monkey. Looking forward to hearing your thoughts about it and the sequel. I hope that you will like Bring Me Back. Enjoy your books this week. Happy reading 🙂

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    • That’s good to hear! I remember The Fourth Monkey having good reviews… Fingers crossed I will enjoy both. And I’m really curious about Bring Me Back, especially after the mixed reviews. Have a wonderful week! 🙂


  2. Wow, I see some fantastic titles! I’m 60% in The Date and I’m Hooked! Cant wait to hear what you think about Bring Me Back (especially the end)!!

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    • That’s so great to hear! I hope you will enjoy the ending of The Date as well. And I’m really curious about Bring Me Back, especially after seeing so many mixed reviews. Happy reading!

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  3. Glad you enjoyed Strange the Dreamer. I fell in the middle but feel the sequel wi br good! I received an arc to the JD Barker as well but since I haven’t read the first and didn’t request, I have shelved it for now. I cannot find the mood for it. I do hope you are enjoying the Fourth Monkey though 😊❤

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  4. I’m so glad your back! You must have returned when I was out of town. Hope you had a fabulous trip!!
    I have pondered putting The Fourth Monkey on my TBR for the longest time and now there’s another one…yikes. Looking forward to your thoughts on it.

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    • And I totally forgot to visit your blog during my blog hop! Signs I’m still a bit rusty when it comes to getting back on the blogging track haha. I hope all is well! I’m having high hopes for The Fourth Monkey since a lot of people loved it (plus I do love my serial killers), so fingers crossed.

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