Syfy Adapting Interplanetary High School Drama ‘The Woods’

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BOOM! Studios’ sci-fi comic book series The Woods — about a high school that’s suddenly transported to another planet — has been picked up by Syfy.

The Woods joins Syfy’s other recent comic book conquest Harrow County, both of which will be adapted into hour-long television series.

Brad Peyton, the director of San Andreas will product and direct the adaptation of The Woods.

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

Currently reading this crazy Harry Potter fan fiction. ⚡️

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Welcome to Bookstagram, a hashtag based portion of Instagram occasionally referred to as Instabook, where bibliophiles around the world take and share book photos.

Pretty self-explanatory stuff.

My November additions to Bookstagram marked the beginning of my love affair with my new iPhone and my hate affair with the lack of natural sunlight while I’m home.

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

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Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany (★★★☆☆)

I went into the so-called eighth book in the Harry Potter series with very low expectations, which was definitely the right move. While I found the beginning of the play to be enjoyable, by the second half, I was tired of the shenanigans and the ridiculous dialogue. It was acceptable fan fiction, but it was no Harry Potter.

Twisted Palace by Erin Watt (★★★★)

The final book in the ridiculously over-the-top Royals series has arrived and it ended with a bang — albeit an extremely predictable one. From the Pretty Little Liars-esque cliffhanger in Broken Prince, to all the open-ended love stories, the duo calling themselves Erin Watt make sure to tie everything up in a nice little bow.

Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo (★★★★½)

The second and last book in Leigh Bardugo’s amazing Six of Crows duology will break your heart in all the best ways! Get ready for romances, friendships and alliances to be tested and for your still-beating heart to be ripped from your chest. No one is safe from Bardugo’s clutches, and I wouldn’t want it any other way.

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Waiting on Wednesday: ‘Dividing Eden’ by Joelle Charbonneau

dividing-eden-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 fantasy tale that pits sister against brother in a fight for the crown and in turn the kingdom of Eden: Dividing Eden by Joelle Charbonneau.

The title makes complete sense now, doesn’t it?

While we definitely find the premise intriguing — hello court intrigue and forced sibling rivalries — what really caught our attention was the cover, which is giving us Hunger Games realness!

You can pick up Dividing Eden starting on June 6, 2017.

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Lin-Manuel Miranda Joins ‘The Kingkiller Chronicle’ Adaptation

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Lin-Manuel Miranda is not throwing away his shot at being part of The Kingkiller Chronicle adaptation, which currently includes both a feature film and a television series.

The first book in the series — The Name of the Wind — will make up the film, followed by a television series continuing the as-yet unfinished trilogy.

LMM has signed on alongside author Patrick Rothfuss to be a creative producer. He will also compose original music and songs for the adaptations.

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BookTube: The Spines With Wines Book Club Tackles ‘Heartless’ by Marissa Meyer

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Somehow it’s already time for another edition of the Spines with Wines live book club, which combines our love of reading with our love of 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 while drinking wine. Read: book club things.

For the month of November, we explored the Queen of Hearts origin story Heartless by Marissa Meyer.

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