WWW Wednesday is a weekly meme created by A Daily Rhythm and currently hosted by Taking on the World of Words.
It’s time for another WWW Wednesday. WWW Wednesday is super easy, it’s just about answering 3 questions: What are you currently reading? What did you recently finish reading? What do you think you’ll read next?
I’m currently reading Jade City by Fonda Lee, and though I’m only about 100 pages in I think I’m going to end up loving this.
Jade City is an #ownvoices Asian fantasy novel about an organized crime family that is one of two syndicates that control the island of Kekon. And Kekon is the only place where a rare magic jade can be found; this jade gives those with the right familial heritage strength and power.
While the Green Bone clans were once responsible for protecting Kekon from foreign invasion, now they’re involved commerce and supporting the districts that fall under their control. But, as tensions rise between No Peak and the Mountain, it looks like violence in inevitable and the future of Kekon is at stake.
“A man who wears the crown of a king can’t wear the jade of a warrior. Gold and jade, never together. ”
I just recently finished Saga, Vol 7. (I know, I’m behind on this series.) But, this volume may be my favorite one of the whole series so far. Staples and Vaughan did not pull any punches in this one.
Because this is the 7th volume, I don’t want to tell you what this one specifically is about – because spoilers – but Saga itself is the story of star crossed lovers Alana & Marko whose home worlds are trapped in a seemingly endless war. When they fall in love and have a child, they are forced to go on the run – ruthlessly chased by government agents, bounty hunters, and allied nations.
But, the best part about this graphic novel series (besides Staples fantastic art) is that it is narrated by Alana & Marko’s daughter Hazel.
If you haven’t picked up this comic series yet, you absolutely should. (Though be warned that this is an adult series so there are lots of trigger warnings and explicit sex scenes/violence.)
“Sooner or later, every last echo fades. Even the loudest thunder in the deepest valley.”
I’m not positive, but I’m thinking my next read will be The Voyage of the Basilisk by Marie Brennan.
If you haven’t read any of the Lady Trent series I highly recommend them. They’re the story of a fictional natural historian, Isabella Trent, and they tell of her exploits traveling all over the globe studying dragons.
And, I think the fictional memoir is the perfect style for these stories. Because they’re “written” by an older Lady Trent who is long past giving a shit about what anybody thinks of her and her life’s work. I can’t wait to see where her story goes from here.
(As a side note, if you like audiobooks I highly recommend listening to these. The narrator is fantastic and really brings Lady Trent to life.)
What about you? Are you currently reading anything fantastic that I just have to add to my TBR?
Happy Reading ♥