Waiting on Wednesday: ‘Prince Lestat and the Realms of Atlantis’ by Anne Rice

Prince Lestat Realms Atlantis Anne Rice 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 takes Lestat de Lioncourt, the star of The Vampire Chronicles, and sends him to Atlantis for some reason: Prince Lestat and the Realms of Atlantis by Anne Rice.

That’s right, Prince Lestat is back once more, and this time he’s going to visit the lost city of Atlantis. Or something.

Why? Who knows! How? Who cares! This sounds ridiculous and we cannot wait to hate read it.

The fever dream that is Prince Lestat and the Realms of Atlantis — the twelfth book in The Vampire Chronicles — will hit shelves and our funny bones on November 29, 2016.

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Sony Options Victoria Schwab’s ‘This Savage Song’ for the Big Screen

This Savage Song Film Adaptation

The rights to This Savage Song, Victoria Schwab’s brand new novel set in a world where monsters exist have been purchased by Sony!

Which of course means that the dark young adult story will one day be turned into a movie. Or possibly not, because let’s be honest, these things are tricky.

This Savage Song debuted on the New York Times young adult best seller list at the coveted number one spot after its release earlier this month on July 5.

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Kirsten Dunst Will Direct an Adaptation of ‘The Bell Jar’ Starring Dakota Fanning

The Bell Jar Sylvia Plath

Actress Kirsten Dunst will make her directorial debut with an adaptation of Sylvia Plath’s The Bell Jar, which deals with a young woman struggling with mental illness

Dakota Fanning is set to play protagonist Esther Greenwood, and we hope she can really capture her slow yet inevitable breakdown.

In addition to directing the upcoming film — scheduled to start production in 2017 — Dunst also co-wrote the screenplay alongside Nellie Kim.

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Waiting on Wednesday: ‘Broken Prince’ by Erin Watt

Broken Prince Erin Watt 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 a definite guilty pleasure read by two author’s masquerading as one: Broken Prince by Erin Watt.

The second book in The Royals series, its predecessor Paper Princess is a frothy, sexy, drama-filled tale that’s almost impossible to put down — because sometimes books don’t need to be all that literary.

A super fast read, Paper Princess ended on a huge cliffhanger and we cannot wait to find out what happens next, and for a mere $4.99? You can’t go wrong.

Broken Prince will be available for purchase next week (!!!) on July 25, 2016.

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Terry Pratchett’s ‘The Wee Free Men’ is Being Adapted for the Big Screen

The Wee Free Men Adaptation

The Wee Free Men — Terry Pratchett’s first young adult novel about Tiffany Aching — is being adapted into a feature-length film by the Jim Henson Company.

The story follows junior witch Tiffany and her friendship with the Nac Mac Feegle, read: what would happen if William Wallace bred with some Smurfs.

And if anyone can bring six-inch tall blue men to life it’s Jim Henson’s creature shop!

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Through the Fire and the Flames: Cassie-la Carries On With ‘The Shadow Hour’ by Melissa Grey

The Shadow Hour Book CoverThe Shadow Hour by Melissa Grey
Format: ARC provided by the author through Delacorte Press
Release Date: July 12, 2016
Genre
: Fiction, fantasy, young adult, magic, dragons are still way sexier than birds
Rating: 4.8 out of 5 stars

Summary: Now that the legendary firebird has been found, Echo and her Scooby Gang have another problem: the creation of a legendary creature made of shadows — the ying to the firebird’s yang — known as the kucedra. Can the Avicen and the Drakharin finally put their differences aside and work together, or will the rise of the kucedra mark the end of both their races?

Melissa Grey’s The Shadow Hour — the thrilling follow-up to The Girl at Midnight — continues the story of Echo, a runaway thief who is torn between two warring races of magical creatures: the feather-covered Avicen and the scale-laden Drakharin.

The story picks up right where The Girl at Midnight left off, with Echo and her gang dealing with their discovery of the firebird, the alleged key to ending the centuries long fight between the Avicen and the Drakharin.

Unfortunately for them, the rise of the firebird also means the creation of an equally ancient creature known as the kucedra. Where the firebird is a creature of flame, the kucedra is one of shadow, the evil to the firebird’s good. It also mean’s dragon in Albanian, so Grey is really playing with a lot of fun dichotomies in this book.

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