My Year in Reading: Cassie-la’s August 2017 Book Haul

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

Currently reading this crazy Harry Potter fan fiction. ⚡️

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Welcome to Bookstagram, a hashtag based portion of Instagram occasionally referred to as Instabook, where bibliophiles around the world take and share book photos.

Pretty self-explanatory stuff.

My November additions to Bookstagram marked the beginning of my love affair with my new iPhone and my hate affair with the lack of natural sunlight while I’m home.

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


Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany (★★★☆☆)

I went into the so-called eighth book in the Harry Potter series with very low expectations, which was definitely the right move. While I found the beginning of the play to be enjoyable, by the second half, I was tired of the shenanigans and the ridiculous dialogue. It was acceptable fan fiction, but it was no Harry Potter.

Twisted Palace by Erin Watt (★★★★)

The final book in the ridiculously over-the-top Royals series has arrived and it ended with a bang — albeit an extremely predictable one. From the Pretty Little Liars-esque cliffhanger in Broken Prince, to all the open-ended love stories, the duo calling themselves Erin Watt make sure to tie everything up in a nice little bow.

Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo (★★★★½)

The second and last book in Leigh Bardugo’s amazing Six of Crows duology will break your heart in all the best ways! Get ready for romances, friendships and alliances to be tested and for your still-beating heart to be ripped from your chest. No one is safe from Bardugo’s clutches, and I wouldn’t want it any other way.

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Lifetime’s Shakespearean Horror Series ‘A Midsummer’s Nightmare’ Gets a Pilot

A Midsummer's Nightmare Lifetime

From the producers of Lifetime’s oddly compelling UnReal, comes a horror series inspired by Shakespeare’s comedic play A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

Titled A Midsummer’s Nightmare (get it?) Lifetime has ordered a pilot for the proposed hour-long thriller.

Assuming the show becomes a hit, the network says the second season would take on the now popular anthology format and get a new setting, plot and characters. No word on whether a potential second season would also be inspired by a Shakespeare play.

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Waiting on Wednesday: ‘Romeo and/or Juliet’ by Ryan North

Romeo and or Julier Cover Ryan NorthWaiting 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.

For this week’s Waiting on Wednesday pick, we went a different route with Ryan North’s Romeo and/or Juliet, a choose-your-own adventure version of Shakespeare’s most famous romance Romeo and Juliet!

Remember North’s previous novel To Be or Not to Be, the hilarious choose-your-own adventure version of Hamlet? It’s just like that.

You can play as Romeo, Juliet, Romeo and Juliet, Juliet’s nurse or a fourth character that you have to unlock. That’s right, North and his team figured out how to add a secret playable character. Into a book.

Romeo and/or Juliet is available for pre-order now and will be released on June 7, 2016.

We can’t wait to play as teens who don’t get overly dramatic and kill themselves!

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