My Year in Reading: Cassie-la’s November 2017 Book Haul

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Waiting on Wednesday: ‘Reign of the Fallen’ by Sarah Glenn Marsh

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 young adult novel about a necromancer who is tasked with raising dead nobility: Reign of the Fallen by Sarah Glenn Marsh!

The first in a new fantasy series, Marsh’s novel has everything from trips to the underworld, zombie-esque monsters, and even an LGBT romance.

Reign of the Fallen and its fabulous cover will hit shelves on January 23, 2018.

Can it be 2018 now?

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

Nevernight by Jay Kristoff (★★½)

Be warned, Nevernight is not your grandma’s fantasy revenge novel. The first in a new series from Jay Kristoff, Nevernight follows a bad ass orphan named Mia who is on a quest to avenge her family. A quest that takes her to the famed Red Church, where would-be assassins are trained by the world’s deadliest killers. It’s basically if Arya went to Hogwarts, but with even more murder. And more humorous footnotes.

The Dazzling Heights by Katharine McGee (★★☆)

The sequel to The Thousandth Floor, The Dazzling Heights is a slightly less fun version of its predecessor, but is still 100% future Gossip Girl. From an intriguing new character to a new murder mystery, McGee’s latest novel is a fun and frothy diversion from real life that suffers from too many POVs and the loss of the best character in the series (because they didn’t survive book one).

Invictus by Ryan Graudin (★★★★★)

This standalone young adult novel — are those making a comeback!?! — from Ryan Graudin has it all: time travel heists, period clothing, paradoxes, teen romances and red pandas. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, and for once, you’ll be upset that it’s only one book. Don’t let the cover scare you away, Invictus is the super fun and super smart young adult novel you should have read yesterday.

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My Year in Reading: Cassie-la’s September + October 2017 Bookstagram Wrap Up

Like to judge books by their covers?

Say hello to Bookstagram — alternatively referred to as Instabook — a hashtag-based portion of Instagram where bibliophiles show off their current reads, favorite tomes and book hauls.

While I take far fewer pictures in the latter half of the year (because damn, sunlight is hard to come buy), keep going for the Bookstagram snaps I took in September and October.

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Waiting on Wednesday: ‘Legendary’ by Stephanie Garber

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 sequel to Stephanie Garber’s debut novel Caraval: Legendary!

Unlike the first book in the series, Legendary will follow main character Scarlett’s younger sister Tella as she embarks on a mysterious journey … which is literally all we know.

Something tells us this book will be very different from its predecessor.

Legendary will be released on May 29, 2018. Keep reading for a super minimal synopsis.

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