Waiting on Wednesday: ‘Beneath the Sugar Sky’ by Seanan McGuire

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 third book in Seanan McGuire’s Wayward Children series: Beneath the Sugar Sky.

Unlike Down Among the Sticks and Bones, the latest book returns to Eleanor West’s Home for Wayward Children, a boarding school where young adults are sent after returning from down the rabbit hole/through the wardrobe.

Set in the world of Every Heart a Doorway, the newest tale concerns  the lovable Sumi, a former resident of Candyland.

Beneath the Sugar Sky and its happy-making cover hits shelves on January 9, 2018. We. Cannot. Wait.

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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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Waiting on Wednesday: ‘Down Among the Sticks and Bones’ by Seanan McGuire

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 prequel to Seanan McGuire’s beautifully written Every Heart a Doorway: Down Among the Sticks and Bones.

The second but hopefully not the last book in the Wayward Children series — which explores what happens to kids after they fall down rabbit holes and climb through wardrobes — tells the prequel story of the super creepy twin sisters Jack and Jill.

Prequel story about Nancy too please!?!

Down Among the Sticks and Bones will hit shelves on June 13, 2017. AKA: soon but somehow not soon enough.

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

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2016 may have been a dumpster fire of a year, but it did mark the first time since 2013 that I was able to hit my reading goal of 100 books. Champagne pops. Confetti falls from ceiling. Cue sparklers.

Not only that, but it was also the first year I participated in and crushed all five of my reading challenges — more on that in another post later this week.

For now, you can check out a visual list of all the books I read in 2016 over on GoodReads, and for my favorite and most disappointing reads of the year, head below the jump!

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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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