Waiting on Wednesday: ‘The Dazzling Heights’ by Katharine McGee

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 follow up to last year’s super inventive The Thousandth Floor: The Dazzling Heights by Katharine McGee.

Essentially futuristic Gossip Girl, McGee’s series is set in the year 2118 and Manhattan has been replaced with a thousand story skyscraper.

The Dazzling Heights will be released on August 29, 2017 and we can barely contain our excitement.

Who will survive the sequel, and what will be left of them?

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Hulu Releases a Full Trailer for ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ Adaptation

Are you ready to enter the dystopian and increasingly frightening future of Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale?

You’re not because the world is already too bleak? Well too bad!

The classic tale of speculative fiction turned Hulu original series is set after a group of Christian fundamentalists takes over the United States and quickly strip women of their rights. See also: the Republican Party.

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Waiting on Wednesday: ‘The Afterlife of Holly Chase’ by Cynthia Hand

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 has a super ridiculous premise that we’re  100% behind: The Afterlife of Holly Chase by Cynthia Hand.

One of the authors of My Lady Jane — which explains the bonkers presence — The Afterlife of Holly Chase follows an entity who spends her afterlife stuck as the Ghost of Christmas Past.

It’s basically Dead Like Me meets A Christmas Carol, and we can definitely get behind that premise.

The Afterlife of Holly Chase hits shelves on October 24, 2017, just in time for the start of the Christmas season.

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

Windwitch by Susan Dennard (★★★★)

Susan Dennard’s Witchland Series continues in Windwitch, and unlike most people, I enjoyed the second book in the series more than the first — mostly because of one additional POV that I fell in love with. Other POVs? Not so much. Here’s hoping book three finds a better balance between great characters and even better friendships! [WATCH BOOK CLUB DISCUSSION]

The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater (★★★★½)

As with many books my Spines with Wines compatriot Kristin begs me to read, I should have started The Raven Cycle long before I actually got around to it. From Welsh legends to mysterious boarding school boys, cryptic prophecies and one heck of a jaw-dropping twist, I definitely plan to finish this series sooner rather than later.

The Magician King by Lev Grossman (★★★★)

I heard from multiple sources that The Magician King was a much more enjoyable read than The Magicians, and everyone was 100% correct! In addition to finally revealing Julia’s tragic tale, the second book in the trilogy (while unable to make Quentin more bearable) does raise the stakes for the final book in the series.

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Waiting on Wednesday: ‘They Both Die at the End’ by Adam Silvera

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 contemporary novel with a deadly twist in the vein of Denton Little’s Deathdate: They Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera.

At its core, Silvera’s new novel is about two boys falling in love, albeit ones who meet on an app after learning they’re both destined to die on the same day.

How’s that for a twist?

The Both Die at the End and it’s definitely depressing ending will hit shelves on September 5, 2017. Get your hankies ready!Read More »

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

Say hello to Bookstagram, a section of Instagram based around the hashtag #bookstagram where bibliophiles share their bookish photos.

See also: instabook/#instabook.

While I spent the majority of my time in February on business trips and vacationing, I still squeezed in a little bit of Bookstagram time.

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