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Leviathan Wakes
Leviathan Wakes | James S.A. Corey
This book is the basis for the first season of The Expanse, a Syfy Original series coming December 14th 2015! Leviathan Wakes is James S. A. Corey's first novel in the epic, New York Times bestselling series the Expanse, a modern masterwork of science fiction where humanity has colonized the solar system. Two hundred years after migrating into space, mankind is in turmoil. When a reluctant ship's captain and washed-up detective find themselves involved in the case of a missing girl, what they discover brings our solar system to the brink of civil war, and exposes the greatest conspiracy in human history.The ExpanseLeviathan WakesCaliban's WarAbaddon's GateCibola BurnNemesis GamesThe Expanse Short FictionThe Butcher of Anderson StationGods of RiskThe ChurnDriveThe Vital Abyss
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Creadnorthey
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This has almost everything you want if you‘re a sci-fi fan; the authors admit the science isn‘t that hard, and moments of melodrama creep into the motivations of the characters in the second half- but (and that‘s a big BUT) it all adds up to space opera fun with enough headiness to keep me going for the next book.

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brilliantglow
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Did a thing today with my brother and a friend. $97 for everything at the goodwill bookstore. Did not mean to buy so many but here we are. #bookhaul

Bookishthoughts It really does "Just happen." ? once you've locked eyes there's no going back. 4w
brilliantglow @Bookishthoughts honestly! I took one tote with me and didn't expect to even fill that... came back with three totes lol 4w
StayCurious It‘s ok - this is a safe place for those types of posts 🤗 4w
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Eggbeater
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A very action-packed, imaginative space opera with endearing and complex characters. There were some great surprise twists and I loved the ending.

Balibee146 I just started watching the TV series made from these novels a couple of weeks ago 👍 1mo
mariaku21 I love the tv adaptation so I can't wait to actually read the books 1mo
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VioletBramble
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I‘m presently at NY ComicCon. I did the Expanse experience. You get to see the Rocinante‘s kitchen, sit in Holden‘s chair and take a photo pretending to be a crew member walking off the ship onto Ilus for the first time. And they‘re giving away free travel mugs. Some of the actual costumes from the show were on display. They were hard to photograph head on because it was so sunny.

QuietlyLaura Cool! 1mo
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bourne.shell
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Finished! Every time I thought I knew where this book was going, there was a hard curve and the plot expanded even deeper. Really interesting characters, wildly entertaining plot, and a series! I don't have to be talked into reading book 2. I already have it.

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bourne.shell
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I haven't seen the show yet, but I hear good things, so I thought I'd read the books first. It took me 50 pages to get into it .... now I'm kind of hooked! I hope to finish this in the next day or two

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Theblueace22
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Very enthralling read from start to finish. I particularly enjoyed Miller's personal struggles and changes throughout the book. A great, page turning, sci-fi book. Picking up the next book in the series tomorrow.

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mutlee
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I was recommended to watch the series, so of course I had to read the book, too! Listened and watched them in tandem, which was a neat experience. I liked both, but this is one of the rare cases where I like the television series more than the book. Gasp! I feel kind of dirty just for saying it. But, Naomi is way more badass in the show, and I think overall, the show has better representation of female characters. Will continue the series.

wanderinglynn I just got this book, but I didn‘t realize it was a show too. I‘ll have to check it out! 👍🏻 3mo
mutlee @wanderinglynn It‘s on Amazon, called The Expanse. I believe it originally aired on SyFy, but Amazon picked it up for additional seasons. There are 3 seasons out now. 3mo
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Cathy_J
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Decided to read this after watching The Expanse TV series. Really enjoyed it. Excellent world building and character development. Would like to read more of the series now. Great Sci-Fi ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Godpants Awesome! This has been on my TBR list for awhile. Will bump it up. 3mo
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TracyReadsBooks
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As expected, I did not do a lot of reading this month—three books & a novella. The tagged book was definitely my favorite followed closely by The Murders of Molly Southbourne. We‘ve stopped excavating & all that‘s left to do is take final photos, write the report, & then head home...at which point I expect to read ALL the books & comics that have been piling up awaiting my return. I expect to be back on Litsy more regularly too—yay!

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Kristy_K
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Mehso-so

2.5 Stars

Most sci-fi fans are going to love this. Unfortunately, for as interesting a plot as it was, I struggled with the pacing. It's a long book and there were a lot of times I felt that it dragged. I also found Miller's character to be very...odd.

#scifi

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TracyReadsBooks
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I‘m late to discover this series—I feel safe in saying I bet most people in my Litsy circle are already aware of what awesome good fun this book is. Add my voice to the chorus of good reviews—this is a really fun space opera that has you tagging along with an ex-cop who partners (if you can call it that) with a merry band of misfits to stop the annihilation of humankind. Yep, the stakes are that high. I‘ll read more & probably watch the show too.

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hermyknee
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Until about 70% through this book, I was kind of like “meh.” Spurts of intrigue, but meh. And then, bang! I‘m hooked. A few of the characters really come in to their own and the story takes an intriguing turn. I didn‘t think I was going to care to read the rest of the series, but turns out, I am. I‘m hooked. So, this one isn‘t a 5-star read for me, but I am definitely going to continue this series. I‘ve heard it only gets better! 💫
#TheExpanse

ToyiaCai It is my favorite current series. So glad you stuck it out until the hook! I have several friends who couldn‘t manage it 😕 4mo
crazyspine Nice views 4mo
hermyknee @ToyiaCai thank you for the recommendation! 4mo
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hermyknee @crazyspine right?! I‘m visiting my parents in FL ☺️ 4mo
Carolyn11215 I finally finished Becky Chambers trilogy. I‘m knee deep in scifi/fantasy reading for Hugo Awards but I think I need to get to this one shortly thereafter. (edited) 4mo
hermyknee @Carolyn11215 yeah, it takes a while to get in to this one because there is so much world building and not much character development until later on, but in the end I‘m glad I stuck with it! 4mo
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TracyReadsBooks
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This book is fantastic and the perfect thing to read at the end of a work day that begins with a 3:30am wake up. I‘m really enjoying it and trying to pace myself...we‘ll see how long that lasts!

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hermyknee
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Giving this one another chance as I wait to board my plane. I‘m at 62% and it‘s really picked up, but I‘m going to need some convincing to make me really love these characters and stick with them.

Lucy_Anywhere This is on my TBR - I enjoyed the adaptation 4mo
hermyknee @Lucy_Anywhere I haven‘t watched The Expanse yet, but I plan to. If I don‘t end up loving the book, I‘ll just watch the show and see how I like it. 4mo
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TracyReadsBooks
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Going to start this one next.

DaveGreen7777 Oooh, this is a really good one! 👍 Enjoy! 😀 4mo
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hermyknee
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Bailedbailed

I‘m marking this as DNF, for now. It just has felt more like work than anything else, but I have it on my kindle when I‘m ready to get back to it.

DivineDiana Sounds like a wise decision! 🙂 5mo
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Rudis
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Wow. It started off steady & the pace built onwards to the end. I thought it was going to stall out in the last hundred pages but it just changed the stakes. The characters were great, and I liked the two POV‘s. Super curious about where the story will go from here.

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thebookloverscoffeehouse
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It's all fun and games until someone shoots back.

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Rudis
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How to tell your boyfriend is a keeper - he insists on spoiling you once in a while 😍📚 How did I get so lucky? #bookhaul #bestboyfriendever

BookwormAHN Nice and the lip bomb is hilarious 💚 5mo
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hermyknee
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Another day of #audible and #dogpark fun! #CharlieTheFox #dogsoflitsy #litsydogs

🖤

Whenever I get the time to actually sit down with my kindle, I think I‘ll make some major headway on this book. I‘ve hit the action and it‘s been nonstop, but I seem to follow it better when I‘m reading rather than listening.

MrBook 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻😻😻😻 5mo
Avanders Aww 😍 5mo
AlaMich Awww, look at his little pink tongue! 🐶❤️ 5mo
Eggbeater Charlie is precious and I'm digging his little harness. 5mo
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hermyknee
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Audiobook & Dog Park ♥️

So, I must say, I absolutely LOVE that having this book on both #kindle & #audible allows them to sync up. Whenever I‘m driving, audible will jump to the last place I read on my kindle! It is fantastic.

Good book, too (well, so far, but I‘m only about 20% in to it)!

And Nico definitely enjoyed this late morning read & play session! #dogsoflitsy #nicobluehound #litsydogs #dogs

wanderinglynn Happy dog! ❤️🐶 5mo
Eggbeater ❤🐶 I so want to meet these puppies! 5mo
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hermyknee
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Summer vibes 🧡

vivastory How's the book? I've been curious about it 5mo
Blaire That pastry looks so good! 5mo
hermyknee @vivastory I started it on audio, but it was kind of hard to follow - I think this first book does a lot of world building. I‘m not too far in yet, but I like it so far. 5mo
hermyknee @Blaire ‘twas delicious! 5mo
Crazeedi Yum! 5mo
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Lucy_Anywhere
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1. I just finished The Consuming Fire by John Scalzi this morning, and trying to decide my next read...
2. I'm in the middle of The Expanse and OMG it's sooooo good
3. Good Omens

#weekendreads @rachelsbrittain

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xicanti
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Still waters on today‘s #audiowalk. I still don‘t feel a pull towards this book as of the 2.5-hour mark, so I‘m probably gonna drift away from it. I listened until I stopped to read on a bench, then switched to music and felt better for it.

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xicanti
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I made myself take a 4-mile walk even though I‘m still tired and the world‘s all gloomy. Gave me a chance to finish MISTBORN, catch up on Jay & Miles, and start LEVIATHAN WAKES.

I got an ARC of this book back in the day, and while I liked it at first I got tired of it a long time before it ended. I‘m trying not to let that colour my reaction now, but I might be failing. Still, I‘ll stick with it a bit longer. Tons of my friends ADORE this series.

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kadath
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Panpan

It's a decent piece of plot-driven sci-fi with strong worldbuilding, but the book and I have irreconcilable differences concerning one of two POV characters, which meant every time I was enjoying the plot, the narrative would start acting as if I were enjoying Holden too, which I most definitely was not. It's such a major flaw it eclipses the good parts, and I would have bailed if I hadn't promised someone I'd finish the book. #scifi

kadath Plus, one of the major technological conceits of the setting is basically magical and glaringly out of scale with the rest of the technology on offer, and no one appears to have learned the Kzinti Lesson. 6mo
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AthenaWins
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I cannot wait!

taraWritesSci Love love love this series, book and show equally awesome! 10mo
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Joriebooks
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I finished Leviathan Wakes last night. I really liked it. I‘ve been on a big Sci-Fi/ Space Opera kick lately and this hit the mark for me.
Told in alternating viewpoints, we follow James Holden and his crew as the unthinkable happens. We also follow Miller, a detective on Ceres tracking down a missing girl. How do these two storylines intersect? 🤓📚

RachelAmphlett My other half is a huge fan of this series! 10mo
Joriebooks @RachelAmphlett I really enjoyed it and can‘t wait to read to sequels. 10mo
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ToyiaCai
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Part 2: Some of my favorite series get places of honor on the bookshelf. #dresdenfiles #harrypotter #theexpanse #shelfie

Crazeedi Welcome to Litsy ! 10mo
ToyiaCai @Crazeedi thank you! It looks super fun! Gotta figure everything out 😊 10mo
Kaye Welcome. Enjoy 💖 10mo
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ToyiaCai @kaye thank you!! 10mo
AnneFindsJoy Welcome to Litsy! Love your shelf of honor- most worthy! 📚✨ (edited) 10mo
ToyiaCai @AnneFindsJoy thank you! 🥰 10mo
hermyknee Look at the wee Groot! 😍 10mo
ToyiaCai @hermyknee it‘s a little bookmark! 10mo
TheSpineView Welcome to Litsy! 😊 10mo
ToyiaCai @TheSpineView thank you!! 10mo
ToyiaCai @Crazeedi followed them! Thanks for the tip! 😊 10mo
Craftylikefox I do the same thing 😊 love your shelves! I watched a little of the Dresden files when it was on Sci-fi butI haven‘t had a chance to check out the books yet. 10mo
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tessavi
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Since I watched the show, I already knew the plot but this book was still a page turner! I look forward to diving into the next book.

suzisteffen I had a hard time getting into it, and then I read 6 of the books in a row and then had to take a break before the seventh! (edited) 10mo
tessavi @suzisteffen I am readind a short book now but expect to get back to this series right after 🙌 10mo
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mephestopheles
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The Scopuli had been taken eight days ago, and Julie Mao was finally ready to be shot.

#firstlines
#christmasbookhaul

Lauredhel Enjoy! I'm still pretty salty that Tiamat's Wrath was delayed. 11mo
mephestopheles Thank you! I got into the novel through the show, I know there are going to be a lot of differences between them but I'm really looking forward to getting into this series. 11mo
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JuliaTheBookNerd
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“...because when you got right down to it, humans were still just curious monkeys. They still had to poke everything they found with a stick to see what it did.”

⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ 1/2 Loved it! #BookNerd 📚💙

Soubhiville Love the mug! 11mo
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JuliaTheBookNerd
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I just started this series this morning and I‘m already 62% done with the first book 😊 I‘m loving 😍❤️ this series so far... I hope it stays this good 😬

#BookNerd 💙📚

Ruthiella I‘ve heard it only gets better after the first book! I‘ve only read Leviathan Wakes however.😀 11mo
TheSpineView I need to read those! 11mo
Jaimelire My boys are addicted. They are on the seventh book! I read the first. I enjoyed it. 11mo
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catsuit_mango
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Book, blanket and socks... Reading the first book of the series while husband is in the middle of the second one. Let's see if I finish before him ;)

Cathythoughts 👍🏻♥️ 11mo
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llwheeler
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Very stressful work week + Chapters buy 3 get 4th free sale this weekend = inevitable #bookhaul

Love this edition of Dune! Great cover. Hope I will like the book itself as much when I get to it.

GrilledCheeseSamurai I took advantage of that sale today too! 🙋‍♂️😍 13mo
llwheeler @GrilledCheeseSamurai Nice! Great minds! 😉 13mo
BookishTrish Let me know when you start Dune. It‘s on my TBR too as a reread 13mo
llwheeler @BookishTrish Will do! 13mo
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Branwen
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I only have sixty pages left of this book. I only have half an hour before I have to go to work. CHALLENGE ACCEPTED! 😁

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Branwen
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@DaveGreen7777 I love these two so much! 🤣💕 Anyone who isn't reading this series needs to do so immediately! Seriously one of the best scifi series I have ever read!

DaveGreen7777 They do have some classic banter between them! 😂 14mo
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DaveGreen7777
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Five “Blinded me with science” stars!

This may be one of my favorite science fiction novels of all time! I loved how the science of this universe was incorporated, down to details like people‘s skeletal structures being different based on the rate of gravity on their home world.

Added to that is a classic noir narrative within an action-packed story, fascinating characters, and one of the most exciting climaxes I‘ve ever read. Highly recommended

GypsyKat I recently got most of these books, I‘m looking forward to diving into them! 14mo
DaveGreen7777 @Branwen Becky, the last few chapters are the best! I can‘t wait to hear your thoughts on the entire book! 😀 14mo
DaveGreen7777 Hope you enjoy this book as much as I did, @GypsyKat 😊 14mo
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GypsyKat @DaveGreen7777 Thanks! They were recommended to me by someone I started chatting with in B&N about two years ago. I read the first paragraph that day and loved it. Over my next couple trips to B&N I read the whole first chapter. They‘ve been on my TBR ever since, and I‘ve been picking them up or getting them for gifts since then. I love having a whole series to really look forward to! 14mo
Branwen @DaveGreen7777 Omgggggg I need to get to the end! How can this book be so good?! It's totally blowing my mind! 14mo
DaveGreen7777 @Branwen How far in are you? 14mo
Branwen @DaveGreen7777 I'm on page 303, so a little more than halfway! 😀 14mo
DaveGreen7777 @Branwen I just looked up where you are! You‘ll be happy to know the book gets even better soon! 😁 14mo
Branwen @DaveGreen7777 OMG YEEEESSSSS!!! 👍👍👍 14mo
mcipher This sounds so good- your review has me sold. 14mo
DaveGreen7777 @mcipher Thank you! Hope you enjoy this book as much as I did! 😀 14mo
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alessandrafn
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A mix of "oops I need to sleep and I started a new book" with a "oooops I should finish the other one I'm currently reading before I start this one".

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Branwen
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Mexican food, beer, and science fiction! A perfect combination! 😁 #bookndinner

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Branwen
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So I did a thing. I have been reading my library's copy of Leviathan Wakes (thanks to the lovely recommendation of @DaveGreen7777 !) and fell for it SO hard and SO fast that I had to order the series for myself! Books 1-4 arrived today and the next three will be here next week! I definitely have a book buying problem! But I'm too happy to care! This series is freaking AMAZING!! #bookhaul #bookmail #sorrynotsorry #catsoflitsy #littenkitten

DaveGreen7777 I‘m so glad you‘re enjoying this book, Becky! You‘re even more devoted to the series than me, I‘ve only bought books 2 & 3 in advance so far! (But I will be getting the next four in the near future!) 😉 14mo
Branwen @DaveGreen7777 I totally have YOU to thank, my friend, for getting me hooked on this series! 😀 It's amazing how fun it is! 14mo
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Branwen
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Hey @DaveGreen7777 look what I picked up at the library today as per your recomendation! I'm really looking forward to sinking my teeth into this chunkster! 😘

MStew 😄 yay 1y
DaveGreen7777 YAS!!! I think you‘ll really enjoy this one, Becky! I already predict Naomi will wind up being your favorite character! So far, she‘s my favorite, too! 😁 1y
Branwen @meghan2714 😘 I'm super excited to start it! @DaveGreen7777 I knew you'd be excited for me! 😁 I'm starting it today! Hopefully it won't keep me too distracted from all the homework I need to be doing! 🤣 1y
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hlgreenfield
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A friend of mine told me I had to read this book series so I am checking out the first book. I am liking it so far, but I am only a few pages in. It's quite a long book, I normally love long books, but I haven't had as much time to read lately so we'll see how it goes.
The tote is my favourite of all my ( increasingly) large tote collection! Pride and Prejudice 😍

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DaveGreen7777
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I love the banter between Miller and Holden all throughout this book! 😂

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DaveGreen7777
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When you still have a few hours to go at work and you really just want to get home and read! 😩

JeansBookshelf Thankful I get to read at work 😂 1y
DaveGreen7777 @JeanMartin_82 HA HA! You know it‘s getting bad at my work when I‘m seriously considering trying to sneak in a few pages from the Kindle app on my phone! 😂 📱 1y
JeansBookshelf There's always break time 😂 1y
Branwen Hahahaha! Best expression ever! 🤣 I get the same way! As much as I love my job, the best part of the day is getting to come home and read! 😀📚 1y
DaveGreen7777 @Branwen Hee hee! Thanks, Becky! 😁 1y
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derekhayn
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“It‘s all fun and games till someone shoots back”

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LadySarah
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Mehso-so

On one hand, this is a really intricate and plot-driven sci-fi mystery, and I love those. It's also full of lit references and nods to other genres, and I thought that was super fun.

On the other, the pacing is kind of a nightmare, the so-called romantic subplot doesn't work at all, and it takes WAY too many side-tracks to nowhere. But debuts are often messy, a trustworthy friend recc'ed it to me, and I'll still read the next book.

#sf #mystery

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RainyDayReading
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Past Me: I‘ll just read the prologue before bed and see what I think.
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Present Me: I NEED ANSWERS.
With a last paragraph like the one I just read in the prologue, I can‘t just not continue. Bedtime be damned. Why do I do this to myself? 😝

EllanaRose Oh just wait til you get to the end of the most recent book in the series, and then have a long wait til the next! 1y
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Jaimelire
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Now that was a crazy ride! If you like sci-if and a lot of action, this would be a great read for you. It was good, really good. Good character development & a fast paced space adventure. Can‘t wait to read the second book In this series.

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