My Year in Reading: Cassie-la’s September 2018 Wrap Up

The Towering Sky by Katherine MgGee (★★★½)

The final (and weakest) novel in The Thousandth Floor trilogy isn’t nearly as exciting or as high stakes as the first two books, and it definitely doesn’t feature as much fun, futuristic technology. From an unnecessarily long plot, to a very predictable conclusion, this is one trilogy that should have been a duology … or maybe even a standalone. Despite my numerous complaints, this is not a terrible read, but I wanted so much more than unnecessary will-they-won’t-they romantic drama.

Obsidio by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff (★★★★☆)

Obsidio, the conclusion to The Illuminae Files, brings all your favorite characters — and let’s face it, some not so great new ones — together at last. While there are no horror elements like in the first two books, the plot more than makes up for it with some amazing AIDAN moments, the inclusion of comic book elements and illustrations, and a glorious and super experimental final battle. It’s certainly not the best book in the series, but it definitely goes out with a bang.

To Make Monsters Out of Girls by Amanda Lovelace (★★★½)

This collection of previously released Wattpad poetry has been re-edited to form a brand-new Amanda Lovelace duology titled Things That H(a)unt. While not as empowering as the rest of Lovelace’s collections, this one is still super raw and emotional, and features amazing opening and closing poems (the strongest of the bunch). Bonus: it’s her prettiest collection, and has beautiful illustrations throughout.

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All Our Friends Are Finally Together in the First Trailer for ‘Avengers: Infinity War’

A decade has lead to this, all our MCU faves (and Doctor Strange), in one movie: Avengers: Infinity War.

Based solely on the trailer, it looks like Thanos has finally decided to get off his butt and finish collecting the Infinity Stones, and it’s up to our heroes — Avengers and non-Avengers alike — to stop him.

That’s it. That’s the movie.

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Book Cover Battle: ‘Godsgrave’ by Jay Kristoff – US Cover VS. UK Cover

Tomorrow (September 5) marks the release of the second book in Jay Kristoff’s The Nevernight Chronicles: Godsgrave!

To celebrate Godgrave’s book birthday, we figured it was time for a good ol’ fashioned book cover battle.

Which cover wore it better, the US version (left) or the UK version (right)? We definitely have some very strong opinions.

Head below the jump for the official synopsis and to vote for which cover you would throw your money at.

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Here Are the Bookish Trailers + Posters You May Have Missed from San Diego Comic-Con 2017

Today marks the end of San Diego Comic-Con 2017, and as in years past, studios are putting almost everything online after their panels to avoid poorly leaked footage from con attendees.

Keep reading to watch all the book-related trailers and see all the posters you may have missed from this year’s event (in order of excitement of course) below.

Ready Player One – First Trailer

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Waiting on Wednesday: ‘Speak Easy, Speak Love’ by McKelle George

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 1920s retelling of Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing: Speak Easy, Speak Love by McKelle George!

The Shakespearean re-imagining follows the intertwined lives of six teens in the roaring twenties as they try to save a dying speakeasy.

And really, what else do you need to know?

George’s debut novel Speak Easy, Speak Love hits shelves on September 19, 2017.

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