Waiting on Wednesday: ‘What the Hell Did I Just Read’ by David Wong

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 the John Dies at the End series: What the Hell Did I Just Read by David Wong.

The follow up to the horrifying and hilarious This Book is Full of Spiders: Seriously, Dude, Don’t Touch It once again follows our heroes John and Dave as they investigate a shapeshifter who is snatching local children.

Wong’s latest book will hit shelves just in time for Halloween: October 3, 2017!

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Waiting on Wednesday: ‘The Afterlife of Holly Chase’ by Cynthia Hand

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 has a super ridiculous premise that we’re  100% behind: The Afterlife of Holly Chase by Cynthia Hand.

One of the authors of My Lady Jane — which explains the bonkers presence — The Afterlife of Holly Chase follows an entity who spends her afterlife stuck as the Ghost of Christmas Past.

It’s basically Dead Like Me meets A Christmas Carol, and we can definitely get behind that premise.

The Afterlife of Holly Chase hits shelves on October 24, 2017, just in time for the start of the Christmas season.

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

Windwitch by Susan Dennard (★★★★)

Susan Dennard’s Witchland Series continues in Windwitch, and unlike most people, I enjoyed the second book in the series more than the first — mostly because of one additional POV that I fell in love with. Other POVs? Not so much. Here’s hoping book three finds a better balance between great characters and even better friendships! [WATCH BOOK CLUB DISCUSSION]

The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater (★★★★½)

As with many books my Spines with Wines compatriot Kristin begs me to read, I should have started The Raven Cycle long before I actually got around to it. From Welsh legends to mysterious boarding school boys, cryptic prophecies and one heck of a jaw-dropping twist, I definitely plan to finish this series sooner rather than later.

The Magician King by Lev Grossman (★★★★)

I heard from multiple sources that The Magician King was a much more enjoyable read than The Magicians, and everyone was 100% correct! In addition to finally revealing Julia’s tragic tale, the second book in the trilogy (while unable to make Quentin more bearable) does raise the stakes for the final book in the series.

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

Say hello to Bookstagram, a section of Instagram based around the hashtag #bookstagram where bibliophiles share their bookish photos.

See also: instabook/#instabook.

While I spent the majority of my time in February on business trips and vacationing, I still squeezed in a little bit of Bookstagram time.

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

Bibliomantics 2016 Reading Challenges

2016 marked the very first year I participated in online reading challenges, and I more than killed every … single … one.

Not only did I bump a decent amount of books off my TBR (35 to be precise) and caught up on plenty of series (exactly 31), but participating in these reading challenges gave me a supreme sense of accomplishment.

Read: I will most certainly be tackling another set of challenges this year. But before I write up that massive post, keep reading to see how I did in 2016.

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