WWW Wednesday – March 10, 2021

Happy Wednesday! We have a week of gorgeous weather here in Pennsylvania, so I am very excited!

Since its Wednesday, that means it is time for another WWW Wednesday! I’m answering the three questions below. Let me know you answers in the comments or share to your own blog. You can always follow along on Instagram for more book adventures.

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

What are you currently reading?

I am currently reading Light of the Jedi by Charles Soule. It is a part of the High Republic series they just launched that spans book series and comic books. I was interested to check this out because I love Star Wars and was definitely excited to read a series that is so separated from the films. This book has been a little slow going, but I’m still interested in what it is setting up.

What did you recently finish?

I just finished up The Hating Game by Sally Thorne. I completely loved this book! Once I started it I couldn’t put it down. The chemistry was off the charts and it was just such a fun and entertaining read. I thought I was going to be in a little bit of a reading slump after A Court of Silver Flames, but not when this was my next book choice.

What do you think you’ll read next?

I think my next read will be Well Played by Jen DeLuca. I’ve been sitting on this book for awhile, but I’ve really been on a romance kick recently so I think this would be the perfect time. I read Well Met by Jen DeLuca early last year and loved it. Romance books always get me out of my reading funks, and I am currently in a bit of one.

February Releases to Get Excited About

I can’t believe January is almost over. A new month mean new releases! There are a ton of releases happening in February, below are just a couple that I am excited for…

# 1 – A Court of Silver and Flames by Sarah J. Maas (February 16, 2021)

A Court of Silver Flames is the first spin-off book in the A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas.  It is set after the events of A Court of Frost and Starlight and is told in the perspectives of Nesta and Cassian.

I feel like this is on everyone’s TBR. I pre-ordered my copy just last week, and I’m starting to get more excited as the date gets closer. Honestly, for me this is kind of a mixed bag. I love this series because I love Feyre and Rhysand. I don’t really care about Nesta, so it should be an interesting read.

#2 – The Gilded Ones by Namina Foma (February 9, 2021)

Sixteen-year-old Deka seeks acceptance and absolution. Every year adolescent girls in the patriarchal kingdom of Otera prepare for the Ritual of Purity that determines whether they can join their communities as pure-blooded women or be cast out and branded impure monsters. Brown-skinned, gray-eyed Deka yearns to prove she belongs, but when her blood runs gold, she’s revealed to be an alaki—a near-immortal woman warrior—and is carted away to become the front line of defense for the people who’ve discarded her.

Honestly, this book sounds incredible and seems like the start of an exciting new fantasy series.

#3 – A Lady’s Formula for Love by Elizabeth Everett (February 9, 2021)

“What is a Victorian lady’s formula for love? Mix one brilliant noblewoman and her enigmatic protection officer. Add in a measure of danger and attraction. Heat over the warmth of humor and friendship, and the result is more than simple chemistry–it’s elemental.”

A Victorian bodyguard romance novel, sign me up! I am so excited for this book.

#4 – Muse by Brittany Cavallaro (February 2, 2021)

American Royals meets The Winner’s Curse in the first book of bestselling author Brittany Cavallaro’s new duology, set in an alternate history American monarchy where a girl grapples for control of her own life in the middle of a looming war.”

I really love takes on alternate history. This book sounds super interesting and honestly, the cover along sucks me in.

#5 – A Dark and Hollow Star by Ashley Shuttleworth (February 23, 2021)

The Cruel Prince meets City of Bones in this thrilling urban fantasy set in the magical underworld of Toronto that follows a queer cast of characters racing to stop a serial killer whose crimes could expose the hidden world of faeries to humans.

A new exciting fantasy series, that helps to make the fantasy genre more inclusive.

#6 – Into the Dark by Claudia Gray (February 2, 2021)

“Padawan Reath Silas is being sent from the cosmopolitan galactic capital of Coruscant to the undeveloped frontier—and he couldn’t be less happy about it. He’d rather stay at the Jedi Temple, studying the archives. But when the ship he’s traveling on is knocked out of hyperspace in a galactic-wide disaster, Reath finds himself at the center of the action. The Jedi and their traveling companions find refuge on what appears to be an abandoned space station. But then strange things start happening, leading the Jedi to investigate the truth behind the mysterious station, a truth that could end in tragedy….”

Lucasfilm launched their new series of novels taking place in the High Republic Days in January. I’m very excited for this new series and Claudia Gray has written some of my favorite Star Wars novels.

Now I’ll be adding all of these books to my ever growing TBR! Follow along on my Instagram!


Getting to Know Your Blogger!

Since I have been posting for a couple months now, I feel like I should share more about myself. This way you can really form a connection to who is reading and reviewing all these books.

Name: Kerry
Age: 29
Instagram: @kerryreadsthings

I have a dog named Nymeria, she’s a chihuahua/jack russell mix, who is named after Arya Stark’s direwolf. I adopted her a couple years ago, and she is my constant companion.

I grew up right outside of Philadelphia, in Bucks County, PA. I have also lived in Florida and NYC. I went to Wagner College on Staten Island, where I graduated with a degree in Arts Administration. I love film, tv and theatre. I’ve worked in the theatre industry for the last couple years, but would love to get back into film production.

My best friend and I, this is my favorite picture I have ever taken in Disney.


I used to work for Disney. I was a Cast Member in Disney World. While there, I worked in attractions at Big Thunder Mountain Railroad. I then transferred to Entertainment, where I was a Character Attendant in Magic Kingdom. I worked with a bunch of different characters during my time there, including talking Mickey. I have a ton of stories from my time working there and plenty of advice on what is worth your time in the Parks.

Taken on Christmas Day, since I was working with The Beast

I’m very close with my parents, and talk to them everyday. I’m obsessed with Star Wars. The original trilogy is my favorite in terms of all three movies, but The Last Jedi is my favorite movie of the entire series. I grew up watching a lot of Anime, and Sailor Moon has always been my favorite. I even have a Sailor Mars tattoo (because she is my favorite scout).

I also adore The Muppets!

That’s just a little bit about me! Maybe we have something in common? You can always reach out to me here, or on Instagram. I’m always willing to chat about books, or that new show you binge watched.

Review: Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston

Alex Claremont-Diaz makes up one third of the millennial marketing strategy called the White House Trio, and his mother just happens to be the first female President Ellen Claremont. They have become a fixture in society, and one duty is to attend the Royal Wedding of Prince Phillip. One downside of being a member of the White House Trio is that your every move is photographed, so when photos surface of a confrontation with his longtime nemesis, Prince Henry, at the wedding it becomes a threat to American/British relations.

So the White House PR team has a plan, stage a fake friendship between Henry and Alex. Alex has enough to worry about, with finishing his last semester of college, his mother’s re-election campaign, and his own political ambitions, he doesn’t have time to waste playing pretend with Prince Henry. However, as Alex gets to know Henry he realizes first impressions aren’t what they seem. Alex soon finds himself falling for the Prince. They soon begin a secret relationship that could derail his mother’s campaign and disrupt the British monarchy. Meanwhile, Henry is worried if Alex is worth all the trouble their relationship could bring.

REVIEW

Red, White, & Royal Blue was such a fun and entertaining novel. It’s an easy and romantic read that was perfect after reading a bunch of dark, suspenseful books. It’s filled with a cast of characters that make the book come alive. The White House Trio (made up of Alex, his sister June, and the Vice President’s daughter Nora) are all so well developed, that as you’re reading you want to become a part of their trio. It was really empowering as well, with Alex and Henry discovering themselves and what is worth fighting for in their lives.

I was sold on this book the moment that Alex and Henry bonded over Star Wars, since I’m still just a Leia looking for her Han. It was sweet, relatable, empowering, and somewhat stressful, but you can’t go wrong with this romance.

RATING: 10/10