Most Anticipated Releases of Fall 2016


I’m a highly impatient person (and no, I do not need a “Patience is a virtue…which you are clearing lacking” lecture).  So when it comes to release dates, I watch them like a hawk, checking back frequently because I’ve mentally convinced myself that this will change the outcome.  Or that the dates will have been magically moved up…but then again, who am I kidding?  Combine this with my infatuation with “Pre-Order” buttons and a complete lack of self-restraint, and you have a recipe for disaster.  Nevertheless, I don’t think I’ll be putting an end to this habit anytime soon.

Just in case you don’t share my peculiar obsession with stalking the websites, twitters, facebooks, personal lives, etc. of authors with upcoming releases, I figured I would divert my restlessness and compile a list of upcoming releases during the fall of 2016.  And yes, this might give me another excuse to check those publication dates again…

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Waiting on Wednesday: Heartless


Waiting on Wednesday

: Heartless

Author: Marissa Meyer

Series: No series

Publisher: Feiwel and Friends

Publish Date: November 6, 2016

Genres: Young Adult, Contemporary, Romance, Fairytale Retelling

Long before she was the terror of Wonderland — the infamous Queen of Hearts — she was just a girl who wanted to fall in love.

Catherine may be one of the most desired girls in Wonderland, and a favorite of the yet-unmarried King of Hearts, but her interests lie elsewhere. A talented baker, all she wants is to open a shop with her best friend and supply the Kingdom of Hearts with delectable pastries and confections. But according to her mother, such a goal is unthinkable for the young woman who could be the next Queen.

At a royal ball where Cath is expected to receive the king’s marriage proposal, she meets Jest, the handsome and mysterious court joker. For the first time, she feels the pull of true attraction. At the risk of offending the King and infuriating her parents, she and Jest enter into an intense, secret courtship.

Cath is determined to define her own destiny and fall in love on her terms. But in a land thriving with magic, madness, and monsters, fate has other plans.

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Rave-Worthy Recommendations (4)


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The holiday season tends to bring with it a hoard of giftcards.  Personally, I find it challenging to save up these giftcards and often spend them throughout the month of January.  If you seem to have made a similar habit of disposing of your giftcards quickly, hopefully this guide can provide you with a few recommendations for those bookstore giftcards you’ve amassed over the past several weeks.

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Most Anticipated Reads of 2016


As 2015 draws to a close, we’re both very excited about some of the new releases that will be appearing on shelves throughout 2016.  These are a few of our top picks for the upcoming year.

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Review: Scarlet


Book Review8755785Title: Scarlet

Author: Marissa Meyer

Series: Lunar Chronicles

Publisher: Feiwel and Friends

Publish Date: February 5th, 2013

Genres: Young Adult, Steampunk, Romance

Cinder, the cyborg mechanic, returns in the second thrilling installment of the bestselling Lunar Chronicles. She’s trying to break out of prison—even though if she succeeds, she’ll be the Commonwealth’s most wanted fugitive.

Halfway around the world, Scarlet Benoit’s grandmother is missing. It turns out there are many things Scarlet doesn’t know about her grandmother or the grave danger she has lived in her whole life. When Scarlet encounters Wolf, a street fighter who may have information as to her grandmother’s whereabouts, she is loath to trust this stranger, but is inexplicably drawn to him, and he to her. As Scarlet and Wolf unravel one mystery, they encounter another when they meet Cinder. Now, all of them must stay one step ahead of the vicious Lunar Queen Levana, who will do anything for the handsome Prince Kai to become her husband, her king, her prisoner.

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Rave-Worthy Recommendations (3)



With the holiday season in full swing, many retailers are offering huge discounts and coupons, which I plan to take full advantage of!  While I’m book shopping for some of my friends’ Christmas presents, I may or may not pick up a few for myself in the process.  Hopefully I’m not alone, and this guide can provide you with a few recommendations for when you decide to treat yourself in the coming weeks.

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Discussion: Popular Books I Have Yet to Read



I have a really bad habit of reading popular books several months to years after their release, after much of the hype has died down and all of my bookish friends have read it and moved on.  I’m constantly reminded of this when I visit a book’s Goodreads page and find that all of my friends posted reviews a few…years ago.

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