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The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms
The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms | N. K. Jemisin
Yeine Darr is an outcast from the barbarian north. But when her mother dies under mysterious circumstances, she is summoned to the majestic city of Sky. There, to her shock, Yeine is named an heiress to the king. But the throne of the Hundred Thousand Kingdoms is not easily won, and Yeine is thrust into a vicious power struggle with cousins she never knew she had. As she fights for her life, she draws ever closer to the secrets of her mother's death and her family's bloody history.With the fate of the world hanging in the balance, Yeine will learn how perilous it can be when love and hate - and gods and mortals - are bound inseparably together. The Inheritance Trilogy The Hundred Thousand KingdomsThe Broken KingdomsThe Kingdom of GodsThe Inheritance Trilogy (omnibus edition) Shades in Shadow: An Inheritance Triptych (e-only short fiction) The Awakened Kingdom (e-only novella) For more from N. K. Jemisin, check out:Dreamblood DuologyThe Killing MoonThe Shadowed SunThe Broken Earth series The Fifth Season
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rmaclean4
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I just love her writing. Complicated, engaging and page turning read...just what I was looking for. 3.5 🌟

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Same! I love everything she does. 2mo
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rmaclean4
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Hope to start the Inheritance trilogy today or tomorrow. ❤️ N. K. Jemisin!

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Sunraven
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#colormepretty Day 16, #yellow @sweetkokoro

The tagged book might be the only one I‘ve read all the way through (and I loved it! It‘s on my “need to re-read” list), unless I‘ve also finished Dragons Composed, hmm. It‘s been a long time since I got it — probably time for a re-read of that, too. Technically I‘m slowly making my way through Country Diary, and Name of the Rose is a TBR. Sooo manyyy books to reeeead...

lahousewyfe Just finished re-reading The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms. Ooooooh! So fabulous the second time around. 😀 3mo
Sunraven @lahousewyfe: The first read was pretty fantastic, too! I seem to recall wanting to instantly re-read it that first time. I wonder if I did and it‘s run together into one reading in my head. 😆 3mo
Lady_Tigana_20 I need to read some Jemisin. I see her name everywhere. 3mo
Sunraven @Lady_Tigana_20: It does seem like she‘s everywhere some days, you‘re right. 😆 3mo
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lahousewyfe
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A re-read as I'm finally getting to the rest of the series. Fantastic book with such depth. I'm glad I decided to go for it because I would have been lost!

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Kayla.Adriena
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Received this in the mail a few days ago! Thank You @Mitch! You are too kind 😍 Have you been watching Stranger Things?

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Laughterhp
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June Stats - I did pretty good. I did not stick to my TBR at all. Oh well 🤷🏻‍♀️

I‘ve been really into reading fantasy and sci-fi books lately, which has been great!

June was great, but I‘m already looking forward to my July books!

#JuneStats #MonthlyStats #JuneReads

Daisey I also really enjoyed Hundred Thousand Kingdoms and I need to read Record of a Spaceborn Few. Sounds like a great month! 3mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego You did great! I love anything NK Jemisin. 💖📖💖 3mo
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Laughterhp
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This book was awesome! I had no idea what to expect when I picked it up, just that it was a book by NK Jemisin. It was a great setup, great world building and such intense politics.

I don‘t really know how to explain it. Just that you need to read it if you love fantasy novels !

Daisey Agreed! 4mo
litenthusiast I'm not a huge fantasy reader, but I loved "The Fifth Season." I'm looking forward to reading the rest of her books. 4mo
Laughterhp @litenthusiast Honestly, I liked this book better than The Fifth Season, but they‘re very different books. 4mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego I have yet to be disappointed by NK Jemisin. 4mo
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Laughterhp
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Taking a mental health day. I was supposed to be spending a day with my husband but he‘s helping his brother-in-law with his new house. So now it‘s a relax day. All of a sudden work is crazy busy the past month or so and I just haven‘t had a moment to breathe.

I don‘t know if I‘ll get much reading in, but I‘m going to try. My plan was to go for a long run/walk but the rain is ruining those plans.

Happy Thursday!

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kindergartenkat
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#BFC Week 4 photo challenge. It was hard to pick a favorite read from this challenge. I have a hard time choosing favorites of anything! I finally narrowed it down to two books. It is rare that I like the first book in a series the best, but I think The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms was my favorite though I loved the whole trilogy. The Sun Does Shine was just such a great book - tragic and inspiring.
#BFC #bookfitnesschallenge
@wanderinglynn

BookwormAHN Nice picks 👏🏻 4mo
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holisticshavonne

Her writing style is so different than what I am used to, but so welcome.

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Laughterhp
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Latest #BookHaul from ThriftBooks! Had a gift card so didn‘t have to spend anything! 😊 Still waiting on 1 more book that‘s still on the way (Time Salvager by Wesley Chu)!

Though I get really annoyed when I buy a book and they send me an ARC! I didn‘t pay for an ARC!!

And now Thriftbooks is having a 15% off sale until June 10 and I have a free book code! What should I get next?!

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kindergartenkat
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This book is amazing! I have had it for quite a long time on audible and just now got around to listening to it. I can't believe how well crafted the story is. I am used to the first book in a series not being as good because they have to set so much up, but this book is just pure awesome!
One more book for my #bookfitnesschallenge and #readingwomenchallenge (read any book from a series)

Caterina Oh I've also had this for ages on Audible...you're inspiring me to want to get to it soon!! Great job finishing it! 👍 5mo
kindergartenkat @Caterina it was so good! I liked it better than her Broken Earth trilogy. I have books 2 and 3 on hold at the library - I can't wait! 5mo
monalyisha Interesting to see that you like this better than Broken Earth! I haven‘t read anything by her yet & haven‘t quite decided where to start. Maybe I‘ll look into this series further! 5mo
BookwormAHN Nice job 👏🏻 5mo
Caterina Ohhh good to know, I've also been meaning to read her Broken Earth trilogy, maybe I should start with this instead! 5mo
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xicanti
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Here‘s a friendly reminder that Jemisin‘s Inheritance Trilogy (plus sequel novella) is still $2.99 pretty well everywhere. It was an awesome deal at regular price ($9.99), so this is, like, hold-a-parade good.

I wanna reread the books this summer. They‘re fabulous. Please also note, because it does sometimes come up: I‘m the wrong audience for your treatise on how much you disliked THE KINGDOM OF GODS. I loved the hell out of it.

TobeyTheScavengerMonk Purchased! Thanks for the heads up. 6mo
xicanti @TobeyTheScavengerMonk you made a good life choice, friend. 6mo
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Pedrocamacho
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Not quite as tight as The Broken Earth Trilogy. Yet, I‘m very excited to read the second book 😊

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writerlibrarian
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I said maybe, you're gonna be the one that saves me
you're gonna be the one that saves me
you're gonna be the one that saves me
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#anglophileapril #wonderwall
Yein Darr saves her people with great cost. These books enthralled me for over a month. Awful book hangover after but so worth it.
@Cinfhen @Reviewsbylola @Mdargusch @emilyhaldi

Mdargusch Great choice! 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 6mo
Cinfhen I started the first book but I was distracted, need to try again 6mo
Reviewsbylola This looks like something my husband would really like! 6mo
emilyhaldi Ha! I have such a love/hate relationship with book hangovers 😜 6mo
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TobeyTheScavengerMonk
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Yeine Darr, the young queen of a barbarian tribe, is summoned by her grandfather, lord of the Hundred Thousand Kingdoms, to the city of Sky. Considering he disowned Yeine‘s mom and possibly had her killed, this comes as a bit of a shock.

Yeine must navigate treacherous social politics, made even more dangerous by the presence of captive gods in the palace, gods she comes to love & lust after to her peril.

Great characters, twisty turny plot.

TobeyTheScavengerMonk Image of Yeine Darr by DubuGomdori from DeviantArt 7mo
JazzFeathers Oh my goodness, it sounds awesome! 7mo
AiBBot It is soooooo good. 6mo
TobeyTheScavengerMonk @AiBBot have you read any of the other books in the series? 6mo
AiBBot I have read them all. They stretched me as a reader. 6mo
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TobeyTheScavengerMonk
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Hey, listen, I have no excuse for waiting this long to get into N. K. Jemisin. But better late than never, right?

#CurrentListen

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Yes! She is amazing. Enjoy. 7mo
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monalyisha
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If I didn‘t just buy a new car & if I weren‘t on the cusp of applying to get my Master‘s degree, you better believe I‘d be hosting another giveaway! As it stands, you‘ll have to accept my heartfelt thanks.

I‘m so happy to have found this community. I bet my Facebook friends are, too; now, I have an appropriate outlet for my book posts among people who don‘t have to pretend to care. 😆 I love Litsy! 💕

Jennick2004 Wowza congratulations!!!🍾🎊🎈 7mo
kspenmoll A new car, wonderful! Best of luck applying for your grad degree. What are you hoping to study? You have years ahead of you to do giveaways if you want!!! 7mo
hermyknee 💖🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼 7mo
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Lcsmcat 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 7mo
monalyisha @kspenmoll I hosted one when I reached...50,000 maybe? I love that Littens are so generous, so I try to pay it forward when I can. 💕 I‘m trying to be more budget-conscious at the moment, though. 😱 I‘m hoping to get my MLIS (library & information studies). I‘ve been working in the field since I graduated from undergrad ten years ago but have been putting off going back to school because of the expense. It‘s (past) time! (edited) 7mo
Jas16 👏📚🎉 7mo
LeahBergen 🎉🎉🎉🎉 7mo
Crazeedi @monalyisha go for it! I wish I were a wee bit younger and I'd do the masters you are going for. Thank yous are all that's important right now, and btw congratulations on your terrific milestone!🎉🎉🎉 7mo
Librarybelle Congratulations! 7mo
DHill Congratulations!! 🎉 7mo
Mollyanna Congrats! And best of luck on your Masters! 7mo
TheSpineView Congrats! 7mo
DivineDiana Lots of exciting things going on in your life!!! 👏🏻👍🏻📚 7mo
Dolly Congratulations! That‘s a huge number! 😃✨🍾✨ 7mo
tammysue Congrats!! 🙌🏻 7mo
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HippieChickHomeschool
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When my best reader friend heard I hadn‘t read this trilogy, she insisted I start right away. I‘m so glad she did. I‘m loving it from the very start!

Liatrek It‘s great! I‘m book three😊 7mo
HippieChickHomeschool @Liatrek I‘m trying to go slowly and savor. That rarely works though! 7mo
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Liatrek
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Wow! That was breathtakingly beautiful world building❤️ I love when you finish a book and it‘s like you just visual every detail. I fell in love with so many of the characters and felt invested in their journey. Yeine relationship with Sieh and Nahadoth just gave me all the feels😊 I can‘t wait to start the next book.

SW-T It‘s awesome isn‘t it! Great world building, great story 🙂 8mo
readordierachel These books are amazing 💙 8mo
TobeyTheScavengerMonk Just started this! 7mo
Liatrek @TobeyTheScavengerMonk I really enjoyed the first two books in the series. I‘m still slowly working through the third. I hope you enjoy them 😊 7mo
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Liatrek
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Why do I always start insanely good books so freaking late at night! Good bye sleep 🤦🏾‍♀️ #blitsyhistorymonth

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Just finished this. So good! 8mo
SW-T Loved this one! 8mo
hermyknee I do that all the time 🤦🏻‍♀️ 8mo
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Fan_of_70
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Totally forgot to actually post this yesterday.

Thanks @laur89 for my #justabookswap! This looks really awesome and I totally plan on diving right in!

TheBookKeepers Oh!! Yay!! 8mo
laur89 I had fun creeping on your TBR list! Enjoy! 🙂 8mo
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StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego
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readordierachel Yep. This trilogy 😍 8mo
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Viji
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When life gets to be too real, Starbucks and a delicious fantasy 😍

DuckOfDoom I loved that book! Not as dark and gritty as The Fifth season, but her writing style is just so good 😍 8mo
SW-T Loved that book! 8mo
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Dietz123
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Fantasy fans rejoice! I didn‘t have to read very far to be invested in the plot. The characters seem complex, the world building detailed. This is a first novel, so your mileage may vary.

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StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego
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Thank you so much @tournevis for my #StuffedStockingSwap gifts! I have been eyeing that NK Jemisin book for a while now. And the stocking you made is beautiful. HO HO HO!! 🎅🏼📚🎁🎄🔔

@Avanders #sss

JamieLou Wow that‘s a really awesome stocking! 10mo
AmyG Lovely stocking! 10mo
tournevis @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego I'm so glad you liked it. My budget shrank rather suddenly and I had to improvize. @JamieLou @amyg Thanks! 10mo
Avanders 😍🎄♥️🥰❄️ 10mo
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LitLogophile
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I waited a long time to read The Inheritance Trilogy because I thought it would disappoint after reading Jemisin‘s Broken Earth masterpiece.

I just finished the first book and I absolutely loved it. She‘s a master. Her characters are phenomenal and she‘s an expert at world-building. I have no idea where the next two books in this trilogy will go, but I‘m ready to be taken there.

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DuckOfDoom
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Book one: done ✔️
It was so damn good I might just read the second book instead of something else next.
It has been a long time since I read a fantasy as good as this one. I think we can all agree that N.K. Jemisin is a genius!

readordierachel Yes, yes, yes. This trilogy is amazing. 11mo
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UnidragonFrag
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Winning all of this would be pretty incredible! I've read the whole Broken Earth trilogy and am dying to own it. The only book of Jemisin's I own is the tagged book, which I haven't gotten to yet.

Anyway, click here to enter:
http://swee.ps/XmWbtaSFF

Unfortunately, this is US only. :(

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Bibliogeekery
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Just finished reading this book to my partner. We both really enjoyed it. N.K. Jemisin does such rich and engaging world building! Can't wait for the next book in this series!

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DebbBOI
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In ”The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms” gods are weapons enslaved by powerful, wealthy humans (mostly by one extremely powerful family). This is a brilliant work of fantasy, but is this idea really so far out there? In our world‘s history there have been powerful men who put “god” at the center of man‘s bidding to control other men, certainly to control women and even entire nations. One takeaway for me from this book: God as weapon.

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HOTPock3tt
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-Northanger Abbey (haven‘t finished it though 😪)
-N.K Jemisin
-National Treasure
-Nestle crunch bar & Nachos
#ManicMonday #LetterN @JoScho

JoScho 💜💛💜 12mo
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Endowarrior21
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I do believe this is my #Justabookswap package and if so thank you @SMayWrites I can‘t wait to start the book and the chocolate smells good it‘s in the freezer now to reharding and the sticker and card are so cute. @TheBookKeepers

SMayWrites Oh yay! Glad it made it's way to you! And I'm glad you like the book. Sorry the chocolate melted! 13mo
Endowarrior21 @SMayWrites it was soft so I just wanted to make sure it went back to solid form. 😁😍 13mo
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bernadette
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I've wanted to read Jemisin ever since I read an interview where she talked about how a lot of traditional fantasy was about preserving/restoring a perceived natural order but she was interested in stories that broke the status quo. That really resonated with me. I liked that her world is populated with diverse peoples and cultures and the sense that even if the story focuses on a handful of characters that there is a much bigger world out there.

bernadette It was a fast, enjoyable read, really good for a first novel. I'm interested in reading The Fifth Season, which I've heard is great and to see how she has matured as a writer. 13mo
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EmilyR303
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An original story with captivating characters. I could not stop thinking about the characters or the world they live in long after I put the book down. #femaleauthor

SMayWrites This series took me a while to get into but I'm so glad I kept going! Like you said, the plot and characters stayed with me for a long time after 13mo
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KtheBookwyrm
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I loved this! Really looking forward to getting to read the next one, although I‘ll have to order it in at the library.

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It‘s so good!

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Rudis
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Damn. What a first novel. It‘s hard to believe that it is, with how fantastic it is. I can sort of see how her style develops between here & her other trilogy. Cannot wait to buy the 2nd book!

RealLifeReading This is still my favourite of hers! 1y
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KtheBookwyrm
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I‘ve been having a lot of false starts lately. Ditched dinosaur lords after a few pages and picked this up instead. 60 pages in and really enjoying it so far.

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Alytrue
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Used book store haul❤️❤️❤️
Callie approves! #catsoflitsy

Tanzy13 🐱 1y
Megabooks Cutie 💜 1y
Lcsmcat Station Eleven ! ❤️ 1y
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GatheringBooks
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#QuotsyMay18 Day 13: She had me at A #mother is a goddess.

Cathythoughts Wow ❤️ 1y
Bookishthoughts What a beautiful statue💜😍 1y
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JulAnna
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Book Mail! My haul from NYC and some extras courtesy of @JessReads ! 😁 So excites to dive into these!

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FreeReadAndWrite
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I just realized I‘ve been reading NK Jemisin‘s books & interviews for years but I‘ve never HEARD her discuss sci-fi/fantasy. I‘d prefer not to hear it during a James Cameron show, but can‘t pretend I‘m not immediately DVR‘ing this!

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Ubookquitous
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Deidre-Dee-OfficialBookworm
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I‘m just starting this on audio. I can‘t wait to see how it turns out😋😄📚

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UnidragonFrag
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Here's derpy #Gremlin with what has quickly become one of my favorite authors thanks to Litsy.

#blameitonLitsy #readingresolutions @Jess7
#bookswithpets #marchinbooks @maich

tammysue He‘s a cutie ♥️ 2y
UnidragonFrag @whatshesreadingnow yeah, she can be. At least, she's let me take this picture. My other dog wasn't having it lol 2y
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alisonrose
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I admit I had trouble following exactly what was happening at times ... but the story and the writing are so good that it didn't really bother me, haha. What a unique and inventive world she has created here, with characters that you never quite know if you hate or love them, or a weird mix of both. Sieh and Yeine and Nahadoth are fascinating creatures. Really looking forward to continuing the series. 4/5 ⭐️

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There were lifetimes in those eyes, none of them happy.

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alisonrose
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My first time reading Jemisin and this cover is calling to me 🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻 #nowreading #blackhistorymonth #femmeuary