Waiting on Wednesday: ‘Beneath the Sugar Sky’ 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 third book in Seanan McGuire’s Wayward Children series: Beneath the Sugar Sky.

Unlike Down Among the Sticks and Bones, the latest book returns to Eleanor West’s Home for Wayward Children, a boarding school where young adults are sent after returning from down the rabbit hole/through the wardrobe.

Set in the world of Every Heart a Doorway, the newest tale concerns  the lovable Sumi, a former resident of Candyland.

Beneath the Sugar Sky and its happy-making cover hits shelves on January 9, 2018. We. Cannot. Wait.

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Waiting on Wednesday: ‘Jane, Unlimited’ by Kristin Cashore

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 one story with five different possible timelines: the super unique Jane, Unlimited by Kristin Cashore.

Due to its unique premise — the original plot branches off into five possible plot lines for the main character — Jane, Unlimited is a contemporary mystery that’s also part fantasy, part science fiction and part horror.

It’s basically Sliding Doors, but if Gwyneth Paltrow was a teen and had five different story lines.

You can snag Jane, Unlimited when it hits shelves on September 19, 2017.

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

Final Girls by Riley Sager (★★★★½)

A decade ago, Quincy Carpenter became a final girl, the sole survivor of a horror movie-esque massacre. Struggling to move past the title, Quincy is dragged back into the spotlight when one of her fellow final girls is found dead. Deemed “the first great thriller of 2017” by Stephen King, Riley Sager’s Final Girls is a suspenseful thrill ride that will have you guessing* until the very end.

*guessing wrong

love, and you by Gretchen Gomez (★★★½)

Much like Milk and Honey, I didn’t find love, and you nearly as fulfilling as The Princess Saves Herself in This One — both of which were recommended based on my fondness for Amanda Lovelace’s poetry. However, much like with the work of Rupi Kaur, Gomez has some really great and touching pieces toward the end of her collection.

The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee (★★★★½)

Lord Henry Montague (AKA Monty) is a fashionable rake about to embark on a Grand Tour of Europe alongside his best friend and the secret love of his life, Percy. It’s the 18th century road trip novel you never knew you wanted! While I greatly enjoyed Monty’s hijinks and his slow-burn romance with Percy, I was a little thrown by the strange, almost supernatural turn the story took.

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Waiting on Wednesday: ‘Reincarnation Blues’ by Michael Poore

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 about a reincarnated man who falls for Death: Reincarnation Blues by Michael Poore!

Milo only has 10,000 chances to enter immortality, and he’s already used up 9,995 of his lives … probably because he’s too busy being madly in love with Death herself.

Intrigued? Reincarnation Blues comes out at the end of this month, on August 22.

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

Enjoy judging books by their covers?

Welcome to Bookstagram — also referred to as Instabook — a hashtag-based section of Instagram where bibliophiles show off their current reads, bookish collections and literary purchases.

While I have mostly moved away from Bookstagram challenges, because ain’t nobody got time for that, I have not abandoned you, Bookstagram! Head below the jump to see all my photos from July.

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