It’s Monday! What are you Reading is hosted by Kathryn from Book Date, this is a weekly event to share what we’ve read in the past week and what we hope to read, plus whatever else comes to mind.
I hope everyone’s week is off to a good start. I realized that I did not get a post up this morning, so you are getting one later in the day. I hope that your week is a great one!
Books I have Finished Recently
Lost Coast Literary by Ellie Alexander | Cozy Mystery | Add to Goodreads
Book editor Emily Bryant finds herself unexpectedly in the charming town of Cascata on California’s Lost Coast, holding the keys to her grandmother’s rambling Victorian mansion. While sorting through her grandmother’s things, Emily learns that she must edit old manuscripts to inherit the estate. It’s a strange request from a family member who was basically a stranger.
Emily quickly realizes that there’s something different about these manuscripts. Any changes she makes come true. At first, she embraces the gift. She has a chance to help characters find true love or chart a new course for their future. But then things go terribly wrong. Her edits have the opposite effect. The sweet and funky seaside community of Cascata is reeling from the chaos Emily has created. Everything she thought she believed about her family and her past is in jeopardy, and no amount of editing can fix the damage she’s done.
Then she finds one last manuscript. If Emily can get this edit right, maybe she’ll have a chance to create a new narrative for herself and everyone around her.
Prince Freya, Vol. 3 by Keiko Ishihara | (Prince Freya #3) | Manga, Fantasy, Romance | Add to Goodreads
Freya is determined to help the soldiers trapped in the besieged Fort Leren, but with reinforcements days away, the only thing she has to offer them is her presence and everything it represents. But how can she embody the Prince of Hope when she is consumed by anger?
Clockwork Planet, Vol. 4 by Yuu Kamiya and Tsubaki Himana | (Clockwork Planet Manga #4) | Manga, Steampunk | Add to Goodreads
With the sudden appearance of AnchoR, the “sisters” of the Initial-Y series are reunited, but it may not be a happy meeting! Whatever her intentions, this tense encounter means that underground conspiracies may finally come to light. From learning of hidden weapons and a nefarious plan of destruction, the group may be in for more than they bargained for. This time Naoto and his allies may have to go all the way to the top to find justice.
Inuyasha, Volume 05 by Rumiko Takahashi | (Inuyasha VizBIG Omnibus Series #5) | Manga, Fantasy, Historical | Add to Goodreads
Kagome and Inuyasha have an angry argument that won’t be settled until someone apologizes, but each of them is just as stubborn as the other! While Kagome and Inuyasha work things out, Naraku sends forth one of his own most enigmatic minions, a woman with the power to control the dead. As Naraku’s plans unfold, Sesshomaru finds an unexpected reason to question his demonic nature. Between covetous wolf demons and Naraku’s powerful illusions, Kagome and Inuyasha face even more difficult challenges!
The Bladed Faith by David Dalglish | (The Vagrant Gods #1) | Fantasy | Add to Goodreads
A usurped prince prepares to take up the mantel of a deadly assassin and reclaim his kingdom, his people, and his slain gods in this epic fantasy from a USA Today bestselling author.
Cyrus was only twelve years old when his gods were slain, his country invaded, and his parents—the king and queen—beheaded in front of him. Held prisoner in the invader’s court for years, Cyrus is suddenly given a chance to escape and claim his revenge when a mysterious group of revolutionaries comes looking for a figurehead. They need a hero to strike fear into the hearts of the imperial and to inspire and unite the people. They need someone to take up the skull mask and swords and to become the legendary “Vagrant”—an unparalleled hero and assassin of otherworldly skill.
But all is not as it seems. Creating the illusion of a hero is the work of many, and Cyrus will soon discover the true price of his vengeance.
What are you hoping to get to read this week?