Waiting on Wednesday: ‘The Burning World’ by Isaac Marion

Warm Bodies Cover Isaac MarionWaiting 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 the long-awaited sequel to Warm Bodies: The Burning World by Isaac Marion.

Revealed Marion of the new book, “R and Julie aren’t alone anymore; they have each other, they have their friends, but they’re all living in a tiny corner of a mostly unknown world.”

“A lot of this story is about them stepping out from safety — the safety of home, the safety of a blank past — and facing the reality of who they are and what they have to do.”

The Burning World is currently scheduled for a February 7, 2017 release, followed by the third book in the series — The Living — which will hopefully be published in the near future.

We may be sick of zombies, but we’re definitely not sick of this franchise!

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XOXO, Futuristic Gossip Girl: Cassie-la Falls For ‘The Thousandth Floor’ by Katharine McGee

Thousandth Floor Book CoverThe Thousandth Floor by Katharine McGee
Format: ARC provided by HarperCollins through SuperSpaceChick
Release Date
: August 30, 2016
: Fiction, young adult, science fiction, drama, I need floating glow-in-the-dark alcohol bubbles and I need them now!
Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars

Summary: The year is 2118, and New York City has been replaced by a giant thousand foot structure known as the Tower. In the 25 years since its creation, no one has fallen or jumped to their death. Until now. Set two months before this incident, The Thousandth Floor sets up a very compelling whodunnit, all while weaving an enthralling story of love and lust set in a futuristic world.

I generally don’t take much stock in blurb comparisons, but for once I was not lied to, The Thousandth Floor really is Gossip Girl meets Pretty Little Liars if they took place in the distant future (the year 2118 to be more precise) and featured way more diversity.

The Manhattan we know and some of us love is gone, instead replaced by a single building a thousand stories tall and miles wide. The underprivileged live on the lower floors (the lower you are the poorer), while the rich and powerful reside on the upper levels, making the phrase upper eschelon way more literal.

The story opens two months before the start of the narrative, with an unnamed female character falling to her death after a party on the top floor goes horribly wrong. Was she pushed? Did she jump? Was it a freak accident? It’s a mystery — a murder mystery that is!

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A ‘Runaways’ TV Show is Coming from Marvel, Hulu and the Creators of ‘Gossip Girl’

Runaways Joss Whedon Cover

Marvel and Hulu are teaming up with the creators of Gossip Girl to bring the comic book series Runaways to the small screen.

Have you ever read so much awesome in one sentence?

As the title suggests, the fabulous series — in the beginning anyway — follows six teenagers who run away from home after learning their parents are actually super villains.

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Lifetime’s Shakespearean Horror Series ‘A Midsummer’s Nightmare’ Gets a Pilot

A Midsummer's Nightmare Lifetime

From the producers of Lifetime’s oddly compelling UnReal, comes a horror series inspired by Shakespeare’s comedic play A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

Titled A Midsummer’s Nightmare (get it?) Lifetime has ordered a pilot for the proposed hour-long thriller.

Assuming the show becomes a hit, the network says the second season would take on the now popular anthology format and get a new setting, plot and characters. No word on whether a potential second season would also be inspired by a Shakespeare play.

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Shirley Jackson’s ‘We Have Always Lived in the Castle’ Adaptation Starts Filming

We Have Always Live in the Castle Adaptation

Filming for We Have Always Lived in the Castle — Shirley Jackson’s creepily atmospheric 1962 novel about how people haunt their own homes — began this week.

The big screen adaptation, which is being produced by Michael Douglas, stars Taissa Farmiga, Alexandra Daddario, Willem Dafoe and Sebastian Stan as the Blackwoods, social pariahs rumored to have poisoned their relatives with arsenic hidden in the familial sugar bowl.

Despite the fact that the cast is currently filming in Ireland, no release date has yet been set.

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Waiting on Wednesday: ‘Young Frankenstein’ by Mel Brooks

Young Frankenstein Mel Brooks BookWaiting 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 nonfiction book about the making of Mel Brooks’ Young Frankenstein: Young Frankenstein: The Story of the Making of the Film by Mel Brooks.

Told in Brooks’ own words, we cannot wait to get our hands on this sure to be hilarious tome, full of photos and interviews from the legendary actors, producers, writers and directors.

Young Frankenstein (a Mel Brooks book) will hit shelves just in time for Halloween, on October 18, 2016. You can read a brief excerpt over on Entertainment Weekly.

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Book Cover Battle: ‘Nevernight’ by Jay Kristoff – US Cover VS. UK Cover

Nevernight Book Cover Battle UK Vs US

Tomorrow (August 9) marks the release date of Jay Kristoff’s fantasy revenge novel Nevernight, the first book in a brand new and very intriguing series.

To celebrate, we’re pitting two gorgeous versions of the cover against each other.

Which version speaks to you on a personal level — the United States cover (left) or the United Kingdom cover (right)?

Keep going to vote for which cover reigns supreme and check out the official synopsis!

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