Waiting on Wednesday: ‘House of Furies’ by Madeleine Roux

house-of-furies-book-coverWaiting on Wednesday is a weekly series hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming book releases we can’t wait to get our hands on.

This week’s Waiting on Wednesday pick is an illustrated gothic horror novel: House of Furies by Madeleine Roux.

In addition to a super atmospheric sounding plot about a boarding home that is not what it seems, Roux’s latest series is also told through illustrations and photos that bring the creepy story to life.

Count. Us. In.

House of Furies hits shelves everywhere on May 30, 2017!

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BookTube: The Spines With Wines Book Club Complains About ‘The Amateurs’ by Sara Shepard

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It’s time for another Spines with Wines live book club, which combines the two greatest wonders of the world: books and wine!

Spines With Wines is made up of myself, book blogger/BookTuber Kristin Hackett and illustrator Melissa Kay and involves talking about a pre-selected book all while sipping on wine.

For the month of December (yeah, I know, I know) we talked about the painful murder mystery The Amateurs by Sara Shepard.

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My Year in Reading: Cassie-la’s 2017 Reading Challenges

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Last year was the first time that I decided to participate in online reading challenges, and I’m so glad I did. (Spoilers: I crushed it.)

In addition to crossing a number of books off my TBR, I was also able to keep on top of new releases. Although there is more work to be done — my TBR is still out of control and I missed out a ton of 2016 reads I hope to get to this year — I plan to participate in four more challenges.

You can peruse my 2017 plans below and click on the sign up links to join in on the reading challenge fun!

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My Year in Reading: Cassie-la’s 2016 Reading Challenges Wrap Up

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2016 marked the very first year I participated in online reading challenges, and I more than killed every … single … one.

Not only did I bump a decent amount of books off my TBR (35 to be precise) and caught up on plenty of series (exactly 31), but participating in these reading challenges gave me a supreme sense of accomplishment.

Read: I will most certainly be tackling another set of challenges this year. But before I write up that massive post, keep reading to see how I did in 2016.

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My Year in Reading: Cassie-la’s 2016 Wrap Up

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2016 may have been a dumpster fire of a year, but it did mark the first time since 2013 that I was able to hit my reading goal of 100 books. Champagne pops. Confetti falls from ceiling. Cue sparklers.

Not only that, but it was also the first year I participated in and crushed all five of my reading challenges — more on that in another post later this week.

For now, you can check out a visual list of all the books I read in 2016 over on GoodReads, and for my favorite and most disappointing reads of the year, head below the jump!

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