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

March 2016 Book Wrap Up

The Crown and the Arrow: A Wrath and Dawn Short Story by Renee Ahdieh (★★★★★)

Loved The Wrath and the Dawn? This very short story tells the beginning of the tale from Khalid’s point of view and reminded me exactly why I’ve been beyond excited to read The Rose and the Dagger at the end of April! While not a necessary read, I loved visiting Renee Ahdieh’s beautiful prose again — if only for a little while.

A Gathering of Shadows by V.E. Schwab (★★★★)

While the plot of V.E. Schwab’s A Gathering of Shadows is remarkably different from the first book in the series, A Darker Shade of Magic, it was a treat to return to Red London for a brand new and exciting plot centered around an event that is essentially the element Olympics. From magic to intrigue, disguises, secret romances, fancy parties and a sinister plot, AGOS has everything, including one hell of a cliffhanger. [READ FULL REVIEW]

Reign of Shadows by Sophie Jordan (★★★★)

What Reign of Shadows occasionally lacks in nuanced storytelling, it more than makes up for in plot, characters and setting! Set in a world driven into darkness by an eternal eclipse, this Rapunzel retelling is notable for its strong female protagonist and plenty of “where did this even come from?” plot twists. [READ FULL REVIEW]

Read More »

My Year in Reading: Cassie-la’s October 2015 Book Haul

New Book Releases – Part 1

October 2015 Book Haul New Releases

Bats of the Republic by Zachary Thomas Dodson
Furiously Happy: A Funny Book About Horrible Things by Jenny Lawson
The Rest of Us Just Live Here (UK Edition) by Patrick Ness
Welcome to Night Vale by Joseph Fink and Jeffrey Cranor

Bats of the Republic Closer Look

Bats of the Republic No Jacket

Read More »

BBC Has Greenlit a ‘His Dark Materials’ Mini-Series!

His Dark Materials Polar Bear

Remember that painful movie adaptation of Philip Pullman’s The Golden Compass? A movie that destroyed all possibility of The Subtle Knife and The Amber Spyglass being made for the screen?

Well, the BBC is seemingly hoping to rectify that mistake by making an eight-part His Dark Materials mini-series that will cover the entire trilogy.

Crossing all our fingers that it’s not terrible and that it doesn’t cut out that part where they kill god. Spoilers? Spoilers.

Read More »