Top Ten Tuesday: Cassie-la’s 10 Favorite 2016 Releases So Far

Top 10 Tuesday Favorite 2016 Releases So Far

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly original feature created and hosted by The Broke and the Bookish that combines the fun of making lists with our love of books.

This week’s prompt was Top Ten Favorite 2016 Releases So Far This Year and let’s just say it was not hard to narrow down my top ten.

While I wish I had even more 2016 books under my belt to choose from, so far I’ve read a pretty respectable 17 new releases this year. Keep going for the ten best!

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We Don’t Need No Water: Cassie-la Doesn’t Flame ‘The Fireman’ by Joe Hill

The Fireman Joe Hill CoverThe Fireman by Joe Hill
Format: DRC provided by William Morrow through Edelweiss
Release Date: May 17, 2016
: Fiction, horror, apocalyptic, post-apocalyptic, thriller, as usual humans are the real problem
Rating: 4.3 out of 5 stars

Summary: Humanity is on its way out due to a disease called Draco Incendia Trychophyton which causes spontaneous combustion. With fires raging across the country and no known cure, Dragonscale is slowly destroying society. While Cremation Crews are trying to kill the infected and stop the disease from spreading, the Fireman is fighting back with the one thing that sets him apart: his ability to control the fire inside of him.

Joe Hill’s intriguing NOS4A2 follow-up has arrived!

The Fireman is set in a world where a contagious spore called Draco Incendia Trychophyton (AKA Dragonscale) is infecting humanity, marking their skin with beautiful yet deadly black bands flecked with gold scales. While pretty to look at, the disease ultimately causes the carrier to spontaneously combust.

At the center of Hill’s latest tome is Harper, one of the few actually kind and compassionate humans left. A nurse by trade, quirky Harper is known for singing lines from 1960s musicals, idolizing Mary Poppins and replacing curse words with Julie Andrews-isms.

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

Bright books! 💖💛💙 ———— #maybooksberead16 #bookstagram #instabook #bookspines #📚#books

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Love reading books and looking at all the amazing covers out there?

Have you heard of Bookstagram (AKA Instabook)? It’s basically a part of Instagram where bibliophiles share photos of book covers, book stacks, book spines and even book pages!

I was pretty bad about posting in the month of May, but now that there’s so much more sunlight I hope to be a better Bookstagrammer in June!

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

May 2016 Wrap Up

Sleeping Giants by Sylvain Neuvel (★★★★☆)

After a brief struggle with the first 100 pages of Sleeping Giants, I found myself fully committed to Neuvel’s plot involving ancient aliens and a giant robot. Told through a series of interviews and journal entries, the first book in the Themis Files is an exciting tale full of science, mysteries, mythology and a touch of humor, all collected by the enigmatic man at the center of it all. [READ FULL REVIEW]

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

Sarah J. Maas has really stepped up her game with the second book in the A Court of Thorns and Roses series. A Hades and Persephone retelling, ACOMAF has tons more world building, even more amazing characters and a beautiful slow burn romance that will have you experiencing every possible emotion. I didn’t think I was going to survive the ending, and I don’t know how I’m going to wait a year to find out what happens next. [WATCH BOOK CLUB DISCUSSION] [READ FULL REVIEW]

Happily Ever After: A Companion to the Selection Series by Kiera Cass (★★★½)

Even though reading every short story tied to a young adult series seems like a chore, I keep torturing myself anyway out of some weird sense of obligation. As with most short story/novella bind-ups, I liked some of the tales in Happily Ever After and suffered through others. I did however appreciate the illustrations that went along with each story — even the ones I loathed.

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