HBO is Developing Four ‘Game of Thrones’ Spin-Offs Even Though We Still Haven’t Gotten ‘Winds of Winter’ Yet

Game of Thrones will draw to a close in 2018, but that doesn’t mean that HBO is ready to let its cash cow go, or that creator George R. R. Martin is ready to finally finish Winds of Winter.

The network has announced that it is currently developing four spin-off series from four different writers. Martin will assist with writing on two of these projects.

The writers include Max Borenstein, who most recently penned Kong: Skull Island, Jane Goldman of Kingsman and X-Men: First Class fame, A Knight’s Tale‘s Brian Helgeland and Carly Wray from Mad Men.

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Waiting on Wednesday: ‘Strange Weather’ by Joe Hill

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 brand new short story collection from Joe Hill, horror author and son of horror legend Stephen King: Strange Weather.

The four novellas individually center around a Polaroid that steals people’s memories, a skydiver who finds himself trapped on a solid cloud, the potential start of the apocalypse involving clouds that rain nails, and a mall security guard who after stopping a mass shooting is himself about to go postal.

Looking for something creepy to get your hands on in October? Strange Weather hits shelves just in time for Halloween: October 24, 2017.

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A Court of Feels and Ugly Sobbing: Cassie-la Happy Cries Over ‘A Court of Wings and Ruin’ by Sarah J. Maas

A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J. Maas
Genre
: Fiction, new adult, fantasy, magic, faeries, this can’t be the last Feysand book (seriously, why is this the last Feysand book!?!)
Rating: PER … FECT … ION

Summary: The final book in the A Court of Thorns and Roses series concludes the story of Feyre, a human turned High Fae turned High Lady, and the love of her life Rhysand, the supremely powerful and even more attractive High Lord of the Night Court. Together with their family, the Court of Dreams, the pair are working to stop war from coming to their home, hoping to end centuries of segregation between humans and faeries in the process. And you know, kiss and stuff.

NOTE: While this review is spoiler free for A Court of Wings and Ruin, I make no promises about plot points in both A Court of Thorns and Roses and A Court of Mist and Fury. You have been warned.

After learning from my Spines with Wines compatriot Kristin that copies of A Court of Wings and Ruin were appearing in the wild early, I took a chance and stopped at a nearby Target, where it was sitting in all its glory four days before its official release. Many thanks to the generous Target employee who kindly rang it up for me, despite the system claiming he could not hand it over.

But hand it over he did, and even though I already had a a pretty packed weekend planned, it goes without saying that I devoured this book immediately.

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BookTube: The Spines With Wines Book Club Falls For ‘The Upside of Unrequited’ by Becky Albertalli

Welcome to the actually on time April episode of the Spines With Wines live book club! We know, we’re pretty proud of ourselves too.

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. Your pretty standard book club activities.

In this episode, Kristin and I (minus Melissa) discuss the super cute and happy-making Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli.

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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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