Waiting on Wednesday: ‘Down Among the Sticks and Bones’ by Seanan McGuire

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 the prequel to Seanan McGuire’s beautifully written Every Heart a Doorway: Down Among the Sticks and Bones.

The second but hopefully not the last book in the Wayward Children series — which explores what happens to kids after they fall down rabbit holes and climb through wardrobes — tells the prequel story of the super creepy twin sisters Jack and Jill.

Prequel story about Nancy too please!?!

Down Among the Sticks and Bones will hit shelves on June 13, 2017. AKA: soon but somehow not soon enough.

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Waiting on Wednesday: ‘What the Hell Did I Just Read’ by David Wong

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 the third book in the John Dies at the End series: What the Hell Did I Just Read by David Wong.

The follow up to the horrifying and hilarious This Book is Full of Spiders: Seriously, Dude, Don’t Touch It once again follows our heroes John and Dave as they investigate a shapeshifter who is snatching local children.

Wong’s latest book will hit shelves just in time for Halloween: October 3, 2017!

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My Year in Reading: Cassie-la’s March 2017 Wrap Up

Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman (★★★★½)

Interested in Norse mythology (or any mythology really) and love Neil Gaiman? Then this is the book for you! Master storyteller Neil Gaiman retells classic Norse myths, staying true to the original stories while breathing new life into the northern tales. Be warned, this is not the Marvel pantheon you know, this is Thor at his dumbest and Loki at his most chaotic. Ragnarök is coming.

Caraval by Stephanie Garber (★★★★½)

Marketed at fans of The Night Circus, Stephanie Garber’s debut novel is set in a world where lucky participants are invited to take part in an immersive performance slash magical game called Caraval. The winner will receive one wish, but at what cost? Full of characters you can’t trust, a fantastical new world and twists and turns you didn’t see coming, Caraval is a truly enchanting read. [WATCH BOOK CLUB DISCUSSION]

The Princess Diarist by Carrie Fisher (★★★★)

Carrie Fisher’s final autobiography explores the actress’ first few years as and the lasting legacy of the iconic Princess Leia, including her secret affair with actor Harrison Ford during the filming of Episode IV. Told in her own words, and the angsty teen poetry found in her recently unearthed Star Wars filming diary, this is Fisher at her most revealing.

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Waiting on Wednesday: ‘There’s Someone Inside Your House’ by Stephanie Perkins

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 the young adult slasher novel we never knew we wanted: There’s Someone Inside Your House by Stephanie Perkins.

We’d heard stirrings of a Stephanie Perkins young adult horror novel for around five years now, and everything from the title to the description and even the cover were definitely worth the wait!

Seriously, do yourself a favor and zoom in on that cover’s subtle wallpaper.

There’s Someone Inside Your House will finally hit shelves on September 12, 2017. BRING. IT. ON.

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BookTube: The Spines With Wines Book Club Drunkenly Discusses ‘Caraval’ by Stephanie Garber

Welcome to the even more belated than normal February episode of the Spines With Wines live book club, now with more kittens and more kitten wine!

Spines With Wines is made up of myself (Cassie-la), book blogger/BookTuber Kristin Hackett and illustrator Melissa Kay and involves talking about books while drinking wine. Read: the most book club things combined.

This time around, Kristin and I (once again sans Melissa) drunkenly gushed over the super magical Caraval by Stephanie Garber.

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My Year in Reading: Cassie-la’s March 2017 Bookstagram Wrap Up

Have a serious book cover addiction? You’re not alone!

Welcome to Bookstagram, a hashtag based corner of Instagram where bibliophiles take part in literary themed photo challenges, share their TBR and show off their current reads.

Last month I took part in absolutely zero Bookstagram challenges — partially because I was off gallivanting in Iceland, but mostly because I’m a failure — and instead played by my own rules.

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