Top Ten Tuesday: 10 Most Anticipated Releases in the First Half of 2017

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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 Top Ten Most Anticipated Releases For The First Half of 2017.

You can check out the 2017 January to June releases that we cannot wait to get our hands on (complete with official synopses) below!

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

Love ogling books as much as you love reading books?

I’d like to introduce you to Bookstagram (AKA Instabook),which is essentially the tag where book lovers share all their book themed photos, from book covers to book spines.

Unfortunately, June didn’t have the most amazing tags, but hopefully that will change in July — fingers crossed!

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BookTube: The Spines With Wines Book Club Gushes Over ‘A Court of Mist and Fury’ by Sarah J. Maas

A Court of Mist and Fury Spines with Wines Book Club

Welcome to the very belated May episode of the Spines With Wines live book club, with an equal amount of books and booze.

Spines With Wines is made up of myself (Cassie-la), book blogger/BookTuber Kristin Hackett and illustrator Melissa Kay and involves talking about books while drinking wine. You know, book club stuff.

This week we fangirled over the second book in the A Court of Thorns and Roses trilogy: A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas!

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Top Ten Tuesday: Cassie-la’s 10 Favorite 2016 Releases So Far

Top 10 Tuesday Favorite 2016 Releases So Far

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 Top Ten Favorite 2016 Releases So Far This Year and let’s just say it was not hard to narrow down my top ten.

While I wish I had even more 2016 books under my belt to choose from, so far I’ve read a pretty respectable 17 new releases this year. Keep going for the ten best!

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

Bright books! 💖💛💙 ———— #maybooksberead16 #bookstagram #instabook #bookspines #📚#books

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Love reading books and looking at all the amazing covers out there?

Have you heard of Bookstagram (AKA Instabook)? It’s basically a part of Instagram where bibliophiles share photos of book covers, book stacks, book spines and even book pages!

I was pretty bad about posting in the month of May, but now that there’s so much more sunlight I hope to be a better Bookstagrammer in June!

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

May 2016 Wrap Up

Sleeping Giants by Sylvain Neuvel (★★★★☆)

After a brief struggle with the first 100 pages of Sleeping Giants, I found myself fully committed to Neuvel’s plot involving ancient aliens and a giant robot. Told through a series of interviews and journal entries, the first book in the Themis Files is an exciting tale full of science, mysteries, mythology and a touch of humor, all collected by the enigmatic man at the center of it all. [READ FULL REVIEW]

A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas (★★★★★)

Sarah J. Maas has really stepped up her game with the second book in the A Court of Thorns and Roses series. A Hades and Persephone retelling, ACOMAF has tons more world building, even more amazing characters and a beautiful slow burn romance that will have you experiencing every possible emotion. I didn’t think I was going to survive the ending, and I don’t know how I’m going to wait a year to find out what happens next. [WATCH BOOK CLUB DISCUSSION] [READ FULL REVIEW]

Happily Ever After: A Companion to the Selection Series by Kiera Cass (★★★½)

Even though reading every short story tied to a young adult series seems like a chore, I keep torturing myself anyway out of some weird sense of obligation. As with most short story/novella bind-ups, I liked some of the tales in Happily Ever After and suffered through others. I did however appreciate the illustrations that went along with each story — even the ones I loathed.

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