Waiting on Wednesday: ‘The Wicked Deep’ by Shea Ernshaw

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 being pitched as Hocus Pocus  plus Practical Magic meets the Salem witch trials: The Wicked Deep by Shea Ernshaw.

Ernshaw’s debut novel is set in the cursed town of Sparrow, where the ghosts of three drowned witches return each summer to lure hormonal teens to their death.

Pretty standard stuff, really.

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Book Cover Battle: ‘Godsgrave’ by Jay Kristoff – US Cover VS. UK Cover

Tomorrow (September 5) marks the release of the second book in Jay Kristoff’s The Nevernight Chronicles: Godsgrave!

To celebrate Godgrave’s book birthday, we figured it was time for a good ol’ fashioned book cover battle.

Which cover wore it better, the US version (left) or the UK version (right)? We definitely have some very strong opinions.

Head below the jump for the official synopsis and to vote for which cover you would throw your money at.

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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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