Hot Off the Proverbial Presses: October 10, 2017


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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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Universal Resurrecting Classic Horror Monsters For Absolutely No Reason

Universal Pictures is bringing classic monsters back from the dead and we do not want.

Dubbed the Dark Universe franchise, Russell Crowe (yuck) is slated to play Dr. Jekyll, Johnny Depp (double yuck) will tackle the role of the Invisible Man and Javier Bardem will play Frankenstein’s Monster.

They join Tom Cruise (triple yuck) and Sofia Boutella, who star in the upcoming — and completely unnecessary — Mummy remake.

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