My Year in Reading: Cassie-laโ€™s January + February 2018 Bookstagram Wrap Up

Love looking at book covers as much as you love reading books?

Allow me to introduce you to Bookstagram (AKA InstaBook), the hashtag-based portion of Instagram where bibliophiles show off their books.

You can check out my very minimal contributions to the world of Bookstagram below.

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My Year in Reading: Cassie-laโ€™s January 2018 Wrap Up

Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty (โ˜…โ˜…โ˜…โ˜…โ˜†ยฝ)

My first read of 2018 took me by surprise, mostly because I had no idea it was a murder mystery. Thankfully, I wanted to watch the HBO series and I’m a read it first kind of girl. Due in large part to the suspenseful nature of the novel (who done it and who!?!) I flew threw this Australian contemporary drama. Read: Pretty Little Liars for adults.

The Cruel Prince by Holly Black (โ˜…โ˜…โ˜…โ˜…โ˜…)

A dark fantasy set in the world of faerie, The Cruel Prince hits the ground running with a brutal double murder. What follows is a tale of revenge, beautiful dresses, crosses and double crosses, courtly drama, cruel faeries, even more murder, and magic, proving that this novel is deserving of all the online hype. Could it be Holly Black’s best faerie story yet? Damn straight it is!

Beneath the Sugar Sky by Seanan McGuire (โ˜…โ˜…โ˜…โ˜…โ˜…)

I could read 8,000 more books set in the worlds (plural) of Seanan McGuire’s Wayward Children series, which takes place at a boarding school for children forever changed after their adventures in other dimensions. The first two books are amazing in their own right, butย Beneath the Sugar Sky is my favorite due to its multiple settings, including an underworld inhabited by the dead and a land made entirely of sugary treats. A candy land if you will.

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Waiting on Wednesday: ‘Truly Devious’ by Maureen Johnson

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 the first in a murder mystery trilogy from Maureen Johnson: Truly Devious!

In addition to being set in a prestigious boarding school (!), the book’s main characters is a true-crime junkie (!!) determined to solve a 1920s cold case (!!!).

Was Johnson’s latest trilogy written just for us!?!

The first book in the Truly Devious series hits shelves on January 16, 2018.

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Waiting on Wednesday: ‘Beneath the Sugar Sky’ 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 third book in Seanan McGuire’s Wayward Children series: Beneath the Sugar Sky.

Unlike Down Among the Sticks and Bones, the latest book returns to Eleanor Westโ€™s Home for Wayward Children, a boarding school where young adults are sent after returning from down the rabbit hole/through the wardrobe.

Set in the world of Every Heart a Doorway, the newest tale concernsย  the lovable Sumi, a former resident of Candyland.

Beneath the Sugar Sky and its happy-making cover hits shelves on January 9, 2018. We. Cannot. Wait.

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My Year in Reading: Cassie-laโ€™s January 2017 Bookstagram Wrap Up

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Say hello to Bookstagram, a portion of Instagram sometimes referred to as Instabook where bibliophiles post pictures of all things bookish.

Perhaps you’ve heard of it?

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