My Year in Reading: Cassie-la’s March 2017 Wrap Up

Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman (★★★★½)

Interested in Norse mythology (or any mythology really) and love Neil Gaiman? Then this is the book for you! Master storyteller Neil Gaiman retells classic Norse myths, staying true to the original stories while breathing new life into the northern tales. Be warned, this is not the Marvel pantheon you know, this is Thor at his dumbest and Loki at his most chaotic. Ragnarök is coming.

Caraval by Stephanie Garber (★★★★½)

Marketed at fans of The Night Circus, Stephanie Garber’s debut novel is set in a world where lucky participants are invited to take part in an immersive performance slash magical game called Caraval. The winner will receive one wish, but at what cost? Full of characters you can’t trust, a fantastical new world and twists and turns you didn’t see coming, Caraval is a truly enchanting read. [WATCH BOOK CLUB DISCUSSION]

The Princess Diarist by Carrie Fisher (★★★★)

Carrie Fisher’s final autobiography explores the actress’ first few years as and the lasting legacy of the iconic Princess Leia, including her secret affair with actor Harrison Ford during the filming of Episode IV. Told in her own words, and the angsty teen poetry found in her recently unearthed Star Wars filming diary, this is Fisher at her most revealing.

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Waiting on Wednesday: ‘A Court of Wings and Ruin’ by Sarah J. Maas

a-court-of-wings-and-ruin-book-cover-sarah-j-maasWaiting 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 needs to get here and it needs to get here right now: A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J. Maas.

Feyre’s story, which began with A Court of Thorns and Roses and continued in the far superior A Court of Mist and Fury will sadly be drawing to a close this year.

While we’re not ready for the series to end, we cannot wait to get our hands on the final book in the trilogy.

ACOWAR will be released on May 2, 2017 and something tells us it’ll be here before we know it.

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

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Blood for Blood by Ryan Graudin (★★★★★)

The conclusion to last year’s Wolf by Wolf exemplifies everything a finale should be! Exhilarating, heartbreaking and incredibly satisfying, you’d be remiss not to read this duology about a holocaust experiment turned shapeshifter named Yael, who lives in an alternate timeline where Germany won WWII. My heart still hurts after finishing this beautifully written story.

Empire of Storms by Sarah J. Maas (★★★★☆)

The penultimate book in the Throne of Glass series has arrived. Get ready for heartbreak, all the quips, plenty of reunions, so many questionable decisions and some brand new ships. All will finally be revealed, including some plot points that were a tad too reminiscent of both A Court of Mist and Fury and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows for my tastes. Regardless, I cannot wait to see how the last book ties up all of the remaining loose threads.

Madly by Amy Alward (★★★★☆)

When Princess Evelyn misuses a love potion and accidentally falls in love with herself, the king calls for a wild hunt to find a cure. Set in a modern world with a very fantastical twist, Madly is one giant metaphor about small businesses and the corporations destroying them, as told through the lens of a family alchemy shop and the evil synthetic company slowly killing them. But with unicorns.

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

Enjoy looking at pictures of books? Reader, meet Bookstagram, Bookstagram meet reader.

Bookstagram (much like Foodstagram) is a tag on Instagram where bibliophiles around the world share pictures of books and other bookish paraphernalia.

And I’m gonna be honest, while September wasn’t my best showing, I have high hopes for October, AKA the best month of the year!

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