My Year in Reading: Cassie-la’s November 2016 Bookstagram Wrap Up

Currently reading this crazy Harry Potter fan fiction. ⚡️

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Welcome to Bookstagram, a hashtag based portion of Instagram occasionally referred to as Instabook, where bibliophiles around the world take and share book photos.

Pretty self-explanatory stuff.

My November additions to Bookstagram marked the beginning of my love affair with my new iPhone and my hate affair with the lack of natural sunlight while I’m home.

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My Year in Reading: Cassie-la’s November 2016 Wrap Up

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Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany (★★★☆☆)

I went into the so-called eighth book in the Harry Potter series with very low expectations, which was definitely the right move. While I found the beginning of the play to be enjoyable, by the second half, I was tired of the shenanigans and the ridiculous dialogue. It was acceptable fan fiction, but it was no Harry Potter.

Twisted Palace by Erin Watt (★★★★)

The final book in the ridiculously over-the-top Royals series has arrived and it ended with a bang — albeit an extremely predictable one. From the Pretty Little Liars-esque cliffhanger in Broken Prince, to all the open-ended love stories, the duo calling themselves Erin Watt make sure to tie everything up in a nice little bow.

Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo (★★★★½)

The second and last book in Leigh Bardugo’s amazing Six of Crows duology will break your heart in all the best ways! Get ready for romances, friendships and alliances to be tested and for your still-beating heart to be ripped from your chest. No one is safe from Bardugo’s clutches, and I wouldn’t want it any other way.

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Waiting on Wednesday: ‘These Ruthless Deeds’ by Tarun Shanker and Kelly Zekas

these-ruthless-deeds-book-coverWaiting 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 sequel to the historical fantasy novel These Vicious Masks: These Ruthless Deeds!

Described as X-Men, but with 100% more corsets, we cannot wait to continue with this super fun series!

Haven’t read the first book? Here’s why you should.

These Ruthless Deeds will hit shelves on March 14, 2017.

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Waiting on Wednesday: ‘Flame in the Mist’ by Renee Ahdieh

flame-in-the-mist-book-cover-renee-ahdiehWaiting 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 story from The Wrath and the Dawn author Renee Ahdieh: Flame in the Mist!

Set in Feudal Japan, Ahdieh’s latest book is described as a mash-up of Disney’s Mulan and the film 47 Ronin.

SOLD!

You can snag a copy of Flame in the Mist starting on May 2, 2017! Keep reading for the official synopsis, or head to Entertainment Weekly for an excerpt.

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The Official ‘Logan’ Trailer Finally Introduces Us to X-23

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The trailer for Logan — Hugh Jackman’s final film before he hangs up his adamantium claws — has arrived, and it’s brought a surprise: the inclusion of X-23!

In addition to the appearance of Wolverine’s female clone, the brand new trailer hints at some Old Man Logan-esque elements, and some decidedly un-Old Man Logan ones.

You can watch the official trailer for Jackman’s final film as Wolverine below.

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Waiting on Wednesday: ‘Our Dark Duet’ by Victoria Schwab

our-dark-duet-victoria-schwab-book-coverWaiting 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 second and final book in the This Savage Song duology: Our Dark Duet.

Set in a world where monsters are real, Schwab’s latest young adult series follows a monstrous girl named Kate Harker and a literal monster named August Flynn who longs to be human.

To keep things brief: it’s great and you should definitely read it!

Our Dark Duet will hit shelves on June 13, 2017. For now, you can tide yourself over with the official synopsis below the jump.

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My Year in Reading: Cassie-la’s September 2016 Wrap Up

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Blood for Blood by Ryan Graudin (★★★★★)

The conclusion to last year’s Wolf by Wolf exemplifies everything a finale should be! Exhilarating, heartbreaking and incredibly satisfying, you’d be remiss not to read this duology about a holocaust experiment turned shapeshifter named Yael, who lives in an alternate timeline where Germany won WWII. My heart still hurts after finishing this beautifully written story.

Empire of Storms by Sarah J. Maas (★★★★☆)

The penultimate book in the Throne of Glass series has arrived. Get ready for heartbreak, all the quips, plenty of reunions, so many questionable decisions and some brand new ships. All will finally be revealed, including some plot points that were a tad too reminiscent of both A Court of Mist and Fury and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows for my tastes. Regardless, I cannot wait to see how the last book ties up all of the remaining loose threads.

Madly by Amy Alward (★★★★☆)

When Princess Evelyn misuses a love potion and accidentally falls in love with herself, the king calls for a wild hunt to find a cure. Set in a modern world with a very fantastical twist, Madly is one giant metaphor about small businesses and the corporations destroying them, as told through the lens of a family alchemy shop and the evil synthetic company slowly killing them. But with unicorns.

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