Top Ten Tuesday: 10 Releases from 2017 Cassie-la Plans to Read in 2018

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly original feature created and hosted by The Broke and the Bookish that combines the fun of making lists with our love of books.

This week’s prompt was Ten Books We Meant To Read In 2017 But Didn’t Get To (and totallyyyy plan to get to in 2018!!), because hey, shit happens.

Head below the cut to learn more about the top ten books I didn’t have time to read last year, but definitely plan to read this year.

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Waiting on Wednesday: ‘The World of Lore: Monstrous Creatures’ by Aaron Mahnke

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 first book from the podcast turned book series turned streaming series Lore: The World of Lore: Monstrous Creatures by creator Aaron Mahnke.

The first book will cover various creatures in mythology and folklore, from the infamous Jersey Devil to the not-at-all-famous Robert, the haunted doll.

The World of Lore: Monstrous Creatures
hits shelves just in time for Halloween, on October 10, 2017.

You can catch even more Lore goodness — aside from the podcast — on Friday, October 13 when the Lore series premieres on Amazon.

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

When It’s Real by Erin Watt (★★★★½)

The dynamic writing duo known collectively a Erin Watt are back with another poor girl falls in love with rich guy romance. This time around, 17-year-old Vaughan Bennett is forced to save her struggling family by pretending to be the girlfriend of famous pop star Oakley Ford (a Justin Bieber type). Will their fake love turn into real love? Don’t be stupid, of course it will.

A Long Conversation by Cassandra Clare (★★★½)

Shenanigans abound in this short story set during the tail end of Cassandra Clare’s Lady Midnight. Watch as all your fan favorites act totally out of character and do incredibly rude things like propose during someone else’s engagement party. While not a necessary read, this short story does bridge the gap between events in Lady Midnight and Lord of Shadows, so at least there’s that.

Assassin’s Heart by Sarah Ahiers (★★★½)

Set in a world where murder is commonplace and gods are real, Sarah Ahiers debut novel starts off incredibly strong, but the world building goes a bit too far when literal ghosts are introduced. Not to mention that horse named Butters. While I ultimately enjoyed the story and any non-ghostly world building, the novel was too uneven for my tastes.

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