Universal Resurrecting Classic Horror Monsters For Absolutely No Reason

Universal Pictures is bringing classic monsters back from the dead and we do not want.

Dubbed the Dark Universe franchise, Russell Crowe (yuck) is slated to play Dr. Jekyll, Johnny Depp (double yuck) will tackle the role of the Invisible Man and Javier Bardem will play Frankenstein’s Monster.

They join Tom Cruise (triple yuck) and Sofia Boutella, who star in the upcoming — and completely unnecessary — Mummy remake.

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Waiting on Wednesday: ‘Renegades’ by Marissa Meyer

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 superhero novel from Marissa Meyer: Renegades!

Her first non-fractured fairy tale, Meyer’s Renegades is a stand-alone young adult story inspired by Sailor Moon and the X-Men, with a star-crossed love affair thrown in for good measure.

You can snag the book — about a girl raised by supervillains who falls in love with the son of superheroes — when it hits shelves on November 7, 2017!

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BookTube: The Spines With Wines Book Club Fangirls Over ‘A Court of Wings and Ruin’ by Sarah J. Maas

Welcome to the definitely earlier than normal May episode of the Spines With Wines live book club, because we couldn’t wait an entire month to discuss our latest book.

Spines With Wines is made up of myself (Cassie-la), book blogger/BookTuber Kristin Hackett and illustrator Melissa Kay and involves talking about a previously chosen book while drinking wine. It’s basically your typical book club, but on the internet.

This time, we gushed over the final book in the A Court of Thorns and Roses trilogy: A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J. Maas!

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

A Court of Mist and Fury (★★★★★) and Wings and Embers by Sarah J. Maas (★★★★)

My favorite book of 2016 was an even better re-read! Tackled in preparation for A Court of Wings and Ruin (more on that below), I also used April to finally check out the Nesta/Cassian short story Wings and Embers, which was good but not ACOMAF good. Let’s be honest though, is anything ACOMAF good? [READ FULL REVIEW] [WATCH BOOK CLUB DISCUSSION]

We Are Okay by Nina LaCour (★★★★½)

My first book by Nina LaCour, We Are Okay was the perfect story to get me out of my post ACOMAF reading slump. An intimate and honest look at grief, We Are Okay bounces between Marin’s life pre and post-tragedy, and the family who is desperately trying to make her feel whole again. Get your hankies out, because this slice of life contemporary novel will give you all the feels.

Literally by Lucy Keating (★★★☆☆)

Lucy Keating’s sophomore novel may have the exact same premise as Stranger Than Fiction, but trust me, it’s no Stranger Than Fiction. The story revolves around Annabelle, a teenager with a perfect life who realizes she’s trapped inside a novel written by author Lucy Keating. It could work, but it doesn’t. Super contrived and over the top, there’s nothing worse than Lucy Keating writing about how great Lucy Keating is.

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