Waiting on Wednesday: ‘A Lite Too Bright’ by Samuel Miller

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 from a debut author and it’s already being compared to classics like The Perks of Being a WallflowerA Lite Too Bright by Samuel Miller!

While this doesn’t sound like our usual cup of tea — because come on, no fantasy — we are super into a story about solving the mystery of a missing (fictional) author.

A Lite Too Bright, and its amazing cover, will hits shelves everywhere on May 8, 2018.

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

Speak: The Graphic Novel by Laurie Halse Anderson (★★★)

Beautifully illustrated by Emily Carroll, this graphic novel adaptation of Speak re-imagines the classic novel for a new generation, complete with modern technology. Perfect for fans of the original, or someone who has yet to read the prose version, Anderson’s young adult story about finding your voice is even more prevalent for those growing up in the midst of the Time’s Up and Me Too movements.

Exit West by Mohsin Hamid (★★★½)

Sadly, Exit West was not what I anticipated. I was super excited to read about magical doors that take their users to far away places (the main reasons I picked up this novel), but was disappointed when the doors did not go to other dimensions. But mostly, I just found the overly extended sentences to be tiresome.

Glitter by Aprilynne Pike (★★★☆)

Despite having a somewhat unlikable heroine who makes the worst decisions imaginable, Glitter is still an exciting ride that combines the decadence and fashion of Marie Antoinette’s court with fun, futuristic technology. Does this combo make any sense? Not really. Is it still an enjoyable and fast-paced read regardless? Absolutely.

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Waiting on Wednesday: ‘In Her Skin’ by Kim Savage

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 suspenseful young adult thriller: In Her Skin by Kim Savage!

Savage’s latest tale stars a con artist who takes on the identity of a missing girl. It’s basically a YA novel version of the documentary The Imposter.

Now normally the truth is stranger than fiction, but with a family name like Lovecraft, you know nothing is going to be what it seems.

In Her Skin will hit shelves on April 17, 2018.

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