Waiting on Wednesday: ‘Renegades’ by Marissa Meyer

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 a superhero novel from Marissa Meyer: Renegades!

Her first non-fractured fairy tale, Meyer’s Renegades is a stand-alone young adult story inspired by Sailor Moon and the X-Men, with a star-crossed love affair thrown in for good measure.

You can snag the book — about a girl raised by supervillains who falls in love with the son of superheroes — when it hits shelves on November 7, 2017!

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Waiting on Wednesday: ‘These Ruthless Deeds’ by Tarun Shanker and Kelly Zekas

these-ruthless-deeds-book-coverWaiting 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 sequel to the historical fantasy novel These Vicious Masks: These Ruthless Deeds!

Described as X-Men, but with 100% more corsets, we cannot wait to continue with this super fun series!

Haven’t read the first book? Here’s why you should.

These Ruthless Deeds will hit shelves on March 14, 2017.

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Waiting on Wednesday: ‘Because You Love to Hate Me’ [edited] by Ameriie

because-you-love-to-hate-me-book-coverWaiting 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 a fractured and original fairy tale collection told from the villains’ perspective: Because You Love to Hate Me: 13 Tales of Villainy.

This anthology however comes with a twist. In these short stories, BookTube stars work with young adult authors by creating inspirational writing prompts!

Authors lending their writing talents to bring new and old villains to life include Renee Ahdieh, Susan Dennard, Marissa Meyer, Victoria Schwab, April Genevieve Tucholke, Nicola Yoon and more!

Because You Love to Hate Me will be available for purchase July 11, 2017. Continue reading for the official synopsis.

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The Official ‘Logan’ Trailer Finally Introduces Us to X-23

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The trailer for Logan — Hugh Jackman’s final film before he hangs up his adamantium claws — has arrived, and it’s brought a surprise: the inclusion of X-23!

In addition to the appearance of Wolverine’s female clone, the brand new trailer hints at some Old Man Logan-esque elements, and some decidedly un-Old Man Logan ones.

You can watch the official trailer for Jackman’s final film as Wolverine below.

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

August 2016 Book Wrap Up

The Princess Saves Herself in This One by Amanda Lovelace (★★★★★)

Broken into four different parts (the Princess, the Damsel, the Queen and You), Amanda Lovelace’s beautifully moving poetry collection is part memoir, part feminist tale and part motivational speech. Get your pens (and your hankies) ready, because you will want to underline the hell out of this thought provoking read.

The Assassin and the Empire: A Throne of Glass Novella by Sarah J. Maas (★★★★☆)

You knew it was coming, the final devastating story in The Assassin’s Blade bind up. While I did appreciate the brief foray into Arobynn’s insanely manipulative mental process at the end of the story (you deserve everything you have coming your way sir), I didn’t necessarily need to read about the traumatic ending to all things Celaena and Sam.

The Thousandth Floor by Katharine McGee (★★★★½)

What if Gossip Girl and Pretty Little Liars had a baby? A futuristic baby. Then you would definitely be reading Katharine McGee’s debut novel The Thousandth Floor. Set in the year 2118, this first in a series re-imagines life if Manhattan were a giant thousandth floor skyscraper, exploring the glamorous lives of the Tower’s elite and the not so posh citizens who live miles below them. [READ FULL REVIEW]

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Who Reads Short Shorts? Cassie-la Gives the Run Down on S.G. Browne’s New Short Stories

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S.G. Browne is one of my instabuy authors, and has held a special place in my reading heart since I got my hands on his first novel Breathers: A Zombie’s Lament way back in 2009.

Not so fun fact: reviews for all of but his first tome exist here on Bibliomantics starting in 2011 when my writing skills were mediocre at best. What I’m saying is, don’t judge me too harshly if you choose to dig back into those.

Anyway, when Browne contacted me to review his latest three short stories I was all in, even more so when I saw their subject matter ranged from monster college to retired supervillains and kaiju.

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