Waiting on Wednesday: ‘The Devouring Gray’ by Christine Lynn Herman

Waiting 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 being pitched as Stranger Things meets The Raven Boys: The Devouring Gray by Christine Lynn Herman.

Part fantasy, part horror story, Herman’s debut novel is set in the small town of Four Paths, where superstitious residents live in fear of the Gray, an alternate dimension that contains a literal monster.

You can snag your very own copy of The Devouring Gray when it hits shelves on April 2, 2019.

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My Year in Reading: Cassie-la’s February 2019 Wrap Up

Our Kind of Cruelty by Araminta Hall (★★★★)

Somewhat reminiscent of You, Our Kind of Cruelty is told entirely from the male POV, and (spoilers), the boy is not alright. The story’s unreliable narrator is Michael Hayes, who pens the suspenseful tale of how he lost the love of his life, Verity, all while desperately trying to win her back. Written “in a mad spurt of anger at the continued injustices perpetrated against women in our so-called civilized society,” Hall’s compulsively readable thriller will have you screaming about the importance of actually listening to women.

The Favorite Sister by Jessic Knoll (★★★)

I was super excited to dive into The Favorite Sister, which is a murder mystery/thriller that follows the stars of a reality show centered around successful businesswomen. Especially since I had heard such good things about Knoll’s debut novel Luckiest Girl Alive. Unfortunately what I got was frustratingly slow plot, extremely unlikable women with unbelievable secrets, and chapters that are way. Too. Long. Womp womp.

When Life Gives You Lululemons by Lauren Weisberger (★★★½)

The third book in the Devil Wears Prada series follows fan favorite Emily — as well as two new POVs you’ll care slightly less about — and will have you wondering, “Why is there more than one book again?” This time around the action takes place in the suburbs of Greenwich, Connecticut, and seems to be under the misguided impression that all women only need two things to be happy: a slamming body and offspring. Emily deserved so much better.

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Waiting on Wednesday: ‘Opposite of Always’ by Justin A. Reynolds

Waiting 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 romance with a time travel twist: Opposite of Always by Justin A. Reynolds.

This young adult debut follows the timey-wimey love story of Kate and Jack, whose relationship is cut tragically short when Kate dies … magically sending Jack back to the night they first met.

While we don’t really read contemporary novels, when we do, they must have a fun, intriguing twist. And what’s twistier than time travel?

Opposite of Always will hit shelves (real and proverbial) everywhere next week on March 5, 2019!

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Waiting on Wednesday: ‘We Set the Dark on Fire’ by Tehlor Kay Mejia

Waiting 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 set in a world where female students of the prestigious Medio School for Girls are trained to either run their husband’s household or raise their children: We Set the Dark on Fire by Tehlor Kay Mejia.

The first in a new duology, Mejia’s debut has been called the young adult Handmaid’s Tale, and is said to feature a forbidden lady-on-lady romance, not to mention a feminist rebellion for equality.

We Set the Dark on Fire and its amazing cover will hit shelves next week on February 26, 2019.

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Book Cover Battle: ‘The Familiars’ by Stacey Halls – US Cover VS. UK Cover

Today is the official U.S. book birthday of the historical fiction novel The Familiars by Stacey Halls, which is set during the events of the 1612 Pendle Hill Witch Trials.

Since the U.K. edition came out on February 7, we figured today was the perfect time for another witchy book cover battle!

Witch cover do you prefer, the US version (left) or the UK version (right)?

Keep reading to check out the official synopsis and vote for the cover that wore it best below!

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