Waiting on Wednesday: ‘The Starless Sea’ by Erin Morgenstern

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 eight-years-in-the-making sophomore novel from the author of The Night CircusThe Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern!

Her new tale is being described as “a timeless love story set in a secret underground world–a place of pirates, painters, lovers, liars, and ships that sail upon a starless sea.”

We are so ready to read about another one of Morgenstern’s fantastical worlds!

The Starless Sea will hit shelves on November 5, 2019! Head below the jump to check out the official synopsis.

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My Year in Reading: Cassie-la’s March 2019 Wrap Up

Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn (★★★★)

Flynn’s debut novel is a somewhat predictable thriller starring damaged narrator Camille Preaker, a journalist who returns to her hometown — and her even more damaged family — to report on a missing child and a recent child murder. Super dark and incredibly disturbing, Sharp Objects is not for the faint of heart. Trigger warnings for cutting, suicide, child murder, animal abuse, child abuse, and pretty much everything in between.

Vox by Christina Dalcher (★★★★½)

Described as The Handmaid’s Tale for a new era, Vox takes place in a horrifying near future where women are limited to 100 words a day. Similar to Atwood’s tale, Dalcher’s America turns downright dystopian when it’s taken over by an ultra religious political party, with women quickly losing the right to work, read, or own property. While a little rushed toward the end, I had a hard time putting down this cautionary tale, which draws very obvious parallels to our current political climate.

the mermaid’s voice returns in this one by Amanda Lovelace (★★★★)

The third and final poetry collection in the women are some kind of magic series is here, and comes complete with individual poetry from 13 of Lovelace’s peers. While I enjoyed this collection — which once again delves into Lovelace’s painful past — I found it to be the weakest of the three, with the witch doesn’t burn in this one, followed closely by the princess saves herself in this one being my top two.Read More »

Waiting on Wednesday: ‘The Night Country’ by Melissa Albert

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 follow up to 2018’s The Hazel Wood: The Night Country by Melissa Albert!

Not much is known about the second book in the series, other than this excerpt released on Entertainment Weekly, but who cares. We’re just excited to be getting a sequel.

The Night Country will be released — although not soon enough — on January 7, 2020. (Seriously, how is 2020 a real year?)

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Blog Tour / Creator Q&A: ‘Wicked Saints’ by Emily A. Duncan

Happy book birthday to Emily A. Duncan’s debut novel Wicked Saints, which hit shelves everywhere today.

The first book in the Something Dark and Holy series, Wicked Saints is an action-packed young adult fantasy that follows a girl who talks to gods (all of them), a prince who practices blood magic in the least offensive way possible, and a mysterious boy with a serious rebellious streak.

Ready to learn more about this brand-new novel and celebrate its release? Keep reading for a Q&A with author Emily A. Duncan.

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Waiting on Wednesday: ‘The Devouring Gray’ by Christine Lynn Herman

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 being pitched as Stranger Things meets The Raven Boys: The Devouring Gray by Christine Lynn Herman.

Part fantasy, part horror story, Herman’s debut novel is set in the small town of Four Paths, where superstitious residents live in fear of the Gray, an alternate dimension that contains a literal monster.

You can snag your very own copy of The Devouring Gray when it hits shelves on April 2, 2019.

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