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Mirage
Mirage | Somaiya Daud
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OldVictorianQuill
Mirage | Somaiya Daud
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My latest buddy read was this beauty! A great blend of sci-fi and fantasy, a slow-burn romance (always the best!), with deceptions, plots and secrets! 💛 And just look at that gorgeous Fairyloot cover! 😍

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

#reading #buddyread #fairyloot #fantasy #scifi #4stars

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Lunarstar27
Mirage | Somaiya Daud
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I like the characters

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Lunarstar27
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I like the characters

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Bunessa
Mirage | Somaiya Daud
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I loved the plot idea. The first few chapters really hooked me, however, I felt like the book almost lost me in the middle. The ending really picked up and I will give the sequel a shot. What I enjoyed most about this book was the character development!

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mdemanatee
Mirage | Somaiya Daud
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I‘ve been training in a new role at work so moving through audiobooks slower and longer days combined with the training means I have been moving through regular books slower too—but I am slipping in some audio before bed

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e.c.vitoria
Mirage | Somaiya Daud
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Shley9225
Mirage | Somaiya Daud
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Ok, so I put off reviewing this book for nearly a week. This book‘s score is really low, and very few people seemed to have liked it. But I loved it. I loved the world and the characters and the plot. I was totally drawn in and intrigued and thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. This was my first ever Owlcrate that I read and I was not disappointed. I loved it. I‘d tell everyone to read it if I could. But then again, I seem to be in the minority.

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Karizma
Mirage | Somaiya Daud
Bailedbailed

I couldn't get into this one, even though I tried for book club. Admitting defeat and moving on to the next.

StellarDoc Yeah, that one was tough. 12mo
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Sara_Planz
Mirage | Somaiya Daud
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Lush, romantic and “I can‘t wait for the next one good”!

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Purrsistently
Mirage | Somaiya Daud
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Loooooooovvvveeeee. Listened to the audiobook, the narrator was one of my favorites ever and it was her first audiobook!

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alisonrose
Mirage | Somaiya Daud
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This ended up being a real disappointment. It sounded so intriguing and I loved getting a YA fantasy from a new kind of cultural background and lore and language. But even the basic genre here was muddled—a mix of sci-fi and vague fantasy that never fully worked for me. It‘s also quite slow—very little actually happens other than the very beginning and ending, just a lot of dresses and walking and traveling. The insta-love was....no. Sigh. 2/5 ⭐️

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alisonrose
Mirage | Somaiya Daud
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Okay, this is wild. I almost never see my mom‘s name anywhere, not in real life nor in books or other media. And now book number 6 of 2019 is the second one with a character named Nadine!

BookBabe My aunt‘s name is Nadine ❤️ 13mo
alisonrose @BookBabe 😄👍🏻 13mo
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alisonrose
Mirage | Somaiya Daud
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Gotta say, I usually like Owlcrate‘s exclusive covers, but they totally whiffed on this one. The original is this gorgeous deep purple (my favorite color) with the gold lettering and design. Not many purple books out there! But for some reason, Owlcrate decided to just change it to plain old black. Like...........whyyyyy tho?? I don‘t get how they thought this was better. But oh well! Hopefully the story inside is more exciting. #nowreading

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BookBelle84
Mirage | Somaiya Daud
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Mehso-so

So this was my first book of 2019 and I was a bit disappointed. I love the Moroccan Sci fi world that the author created but I found the plot weak and slow. It is obviously going to have a sequel because of the lack of ending but I feel it she had tried to make it a stand alone novel it would have worked better.

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hermyknee
Mirage | Somaiya Daud
Bailedbailed

I‘m bailing on Mirage. I think I just need a break from YA for a while. They‘re all starting to sound the same to me. #OwlCrate

Schnoebs That‘s why I need to read three different types at a time or else I burn my self out. I have a ya fantasy, a nonfiction and a graphic novel/manga going at all times. It helps me to not get work out on something. 14mo
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StellarDoc
Mirage | Somaiya Daud
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I need to go to the grocery store, but this is far more relaxing. #Loki #CatsOfLitsy

sprainedbrain I see a similar scene in my house every day. 😹 (edited) 14mo
StellarDoc @sprainedbrain She just tried to fight me for my pumpkin pie. That's a new one, lol. 14mo
sprainedbrain @StellarDoc 😂😂😂 14mo
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hermyknee
Mirage | Somaiya Daud
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Next up for my #OwlCrate #backlog 💕 I‘ve only just started it, but the writing is absolutely beautiful. High hopes for this one!

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abbsinwonderland
Mirage | Somaiya Daud
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Mehso-so

✨It took me so long to read this book.. I couldn't really get in to it.. I can't really do even a decent review of it, because I can't remember half the book. Mostly finished it to satisfy my OCD. #owlcrate 💜

Jen_Reads I attempted to read this one, but couldn‘t get past the first few pages. 1y
abbsinwonderland @Jen_Reads I don't think you missed too much... I didn't get as interesting as I was hoping it would. It also ended with a pretty poor "cliffhanger", imo. 1y
Jennick2004 That‘s why I finish books I hate too...can‘t stand to not finish once I‘ve started 🤣 1y
abbsinwonderland @Jennick2004 glad I'm not the only one! It's a struggle lol 1y
GlassAsDiamonds @Jennick2004 & @abbsinwonderland - me either!!! 🤦🏻‍♀️🤦🏻‍♀️🤦🏻‍♀️ The struggle is real! 1y
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Bindrosbookshelf
Mirage | Somaiya Daud
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Not my best reading month as I slumped hard and didn‘t read anything for the first two weeks. Luckily I was able to push through and read this bunch which were just amazing, some in completely different ways.

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Karizma
Mirage | Somaiya Daud
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"In the winter she curls up around a good book and dreams away the cold." Ben Aaronvitch
@Bookmans

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego That ones cute! I tried a book tree once but it didn't work out. I feel like I could do this one though. ☃️🎄📚 1y
Karizma @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Yes! I borrowed this from Bookmans, a used book store in my hometown as inspiration to decorate at home. I'd love to see your version. 1y
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Sharanya
Mirage | Somaiya Daud
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Oh, wow. This is a stunning, lush futuristic fairytale that grips you with its beautiful language from the first page and doesn‘t let go till the last line. You come for the poetic writing; you stay for the heart-rending plot, and the enchanting, refreshingly nuanced characters. A powerful, mesmerizing story about the power of faith, love, heritage, and hope in the darkest moments of oppression. ★★★★☆.

Cinfhen That‘s a stunning review 🖤 1y
Sharanya @Cinfhen thank you! 1y
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Sharanya
Mirage | Somaiya Daud
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#currentlyreading | ok so the first page already has me like 😭 so I‘m pretty sure this book is going to break me. #hereforit #yalitsy 🙌🏽 😍

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Cailey_Mac
Mirage | Somaiya Daud
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Starting this next as part of my #OwlCrate #backlog ! I‘m just going to go back one book at a time 🤷🏻‍♀️ anywhooo, this has an interesting concept and I can‘t wait to read it!📖 #currentread

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np_author
Mirage | Somaiya Daud
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Mehso-so

3.5 Stars. Overall, Mirage was an average read. It wasn‘t the spectacular sci-fi fantasy I was hoping for, but it wasn‘t bad either. I would recommend it for fans of the genre, but it may annoy readers who tend to read mostly ya. Mirage would also be ok for younger ya readers, which is something so many books are lacking today. I did enjoy the story, but I may or may not read the sequel to this good, but slightly bland read.

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Preciouz29
Mirage | Somaiya Daud
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I wasn‘t sure how I would like it even though the premise intrigued me, but spoiler, I enjoyed it quite a lot. More so than I thought I would!

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mangokittty
Mirage | Somaiya Daud
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😊😊

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ReviewsMayVary
Mirage | Somaiya Daud
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Damn it. I accidentally checked out more books! The #newBooks shelves are a trap, y‘all! #readersofinstagram #AmReading #BookBeast

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hyperashley
Mirage | Somaiya Daud
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4⭐'s. The thought of getting abducted and forced to pretend to be someone else just because you look like them is scary. It was a good story though. Never give to hope!

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Sylvilel
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Three days. Only 30 Pages. I really hope this gets better soon.


#Mirage #SomaiyaDaud #currentlyreading #owlcrate #ya #yabooks #yafantasy #fantasy #fantasybooks #booklover #booknerd

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abbsinwonderland
Mirage | Somaiya Daud
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✨Have I ever mentioned how much I love book maps? 😍📚💜
#MapsofLitsy

HatefulGrablin I will buy books just because they have maps in them! 1y
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erinjohns
Mirage | Somaiya Daud
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Unbelievably breathtaking...a inpiring story woven in another time and world...difficult book to put down...fingers crossed that there's a sequal brewing.

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MysticRaven03
Mirage | Somaiya Daud
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Yay for the September @owlcrate box! Loved everything in it. Especially the Harry Potter mug 😍😍😍. Who else got this box and what was your favorite item?

Melismatic I did! I love the mug so much! Can‘t stop using it. Enjoyed the book too! 1y
MysticRaven03 @Melismatic I haven‘t read the book yet but am really looking forward to it! 1y
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e.c.vitoria
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tjwill
Mirage | Somaiya Daud
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September‘s #owlcrate theme: Masters of Disguise

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Caffeinated_Reader
Mirage | Somaiya Daud
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Book number 58 of my year. Once again this is an Owlcrate subscription box find. I‘m so happy I chose this subscription box because I‘ve read so many books that I would have never read had it not been for Owlcrate. Seriously have read so many amazing stories this year and I am so grateful for the adventures. Gonna start this one because I can‘t sleep lol it‘s currently 2am 🤦🏻‍♀️📖🤓

Caffeinated_Reader The beginning sucks it just front loads you with a lot of info and hard to pronounce names of towns and stuff. The main character is pretty great. She‘s smart, brave, and fierce. I really like Amani and her pride in her culture. I definitely would not have picked this book on my own but I‘m glad I read it. I gave it a so-so rating because I definitely enjoyed the language of the book more than the story. 1y
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BookishGirl06
Mirage | Somaiya Daud
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Both of these are from subscription boxes. One has beautiful purple spayed edges (fairyloot) and the other is a nice black (owlcrate). I really like them both but feel like I should have 1 copy but I can‘t decide. And I can‘t take off the dust jacket because they‘re not the same size. #owlcrate #fairyloot

BookHoarder32 The sprayed pages are pretty! 1y
TheLibrarian Both are really cool. That‘s a tough choice but the purple edges seem more unique. 1y
RadicalReader @BookishGirl06 love the covers of the books beyond beautiful 1y
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ReadingsByTheC Those are gorgeous 1y
Velvetfur Soooo pretty.... 😀 1y
Zelma Is it going to be a series? Maybe keep both until the possible sequel comes out and see which size matches. 1y
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thewallflower0707
Mirage | Somaiya Daud
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#Fairyloot BOOK OF THE MONTH September:
Mirage by Somaiya Daud. It has an exclusive cover, gorgeous sprayed pages and is signed by the author. A character art print and a letter is also included.
#unboxing #botm #mirage

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Melismatic
Mirage | Somaiya Daud
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Can‘t help myself. Diving in to this fantasy novel. Cover is the #OwlCrate edition.

zzz Love that cover👍 1y
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That-Bookish-Hiker
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This is my first Owlcrate and I mostly for the beautiful Harry Potter mug but I love everything that came in it.
The fingerless gloves are awesome!

hermyknee Yes! This was a great box - I am so excited for the book!!! Annnd THIS MUG!!! 💜💜💜 1y
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alisonrose
Mirage | Somaiya Daud
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Hey Littens! Got my #Owlcrate, & while I‘m super excited to read this, I‘m disappointed by the special cover. The original is a gorgeous deep purple, my fave color. To me the black is much less special & unique. Tons of books are black, so few are purple. So I was wondering: if anyone has a new, unread purple edition (smoke-free home pls) they‘d like to swap for this (signed!) one? Or you could order one & ship it to me & I‘ll send this to you?

gibblr I felt the same way at first. To clarify, I don't get Owlcrate (until next month) but I wanted the book because it's pretty. The only reason I bought this off someone is because of the signature and hidden cover. Want to be really disappointed though? Look at the Fairyloot one!!! 1y
alisonrose @gibblr @gibblr Hmm I‘m not seeing any September Fairyloot boxes on Instagram or YT, where did you see it? 1y
Reviewsbylola I agree, the purple is much more striking. What a bummer. 1y
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alisonrose @Reviewsbylola Right?? I don‘t know why they thought this was better 🤷🏻‍♀️ 1y
gibblr I said the same exact thing...I don't get why this is the exclusive version. You may not like the Fairyloot. It's shades of gray but it has purple sprayed edges. I died. Check out novelknight's story on insta. 1y
alisonrose @gibblr I still like the purple best but Fairyloot‘s is definitely prettier and more unique than Owlcrate‘s! 1y
gibblr I totally agree!! (I'm just a sucker for sprayed edges) 1y
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BookishGirl06
Mirage | Somaiya Daud
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Such a pretty cover. #bookmail

Karen3 Loved this one 1y
nelehelen Beautiful cover 1y
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SMayWrites
Mirage | Somaiya Daud
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Spoiler alert if you haven't gotten your #owlcrate box yet! But I was just too excited not to share!

I finally took the leap and tried a book box. I was not disappointed with the Masters of Disguise theme that Owl Crate went with for the month of Sept! The book looks amazing and that Harry Potter mug? Um...I think it just became my new favorite cocoa mug! I'm also looking forward to the cooler weather when I can wear the fingerless gloves. 🍁

RavenLovelyReads That‘s great! I totally regret not getting this month! ☹️ 1y
SMayWrites Oh no! ☹ Well I hear Octobers box is supposed to be awesome! Did you subscribe for that one? 1y
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SassenachTheBookWizard
Mirage | Somaiya Daud
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I HAVE SOME SERIOUS INTENSE EMOTIONS ABOUT THIS BOOK! I NEED THE DAMN SEQUEL!

Damn, I've never been so pro a romance in such a short period of time! Legit, really good relationship development overall and really curious for the world and politics to expand...plus I'm always a sucker for a rebellion.

APLitlife Love the cover! 1y
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SassenachTheBookWizard
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So excited to start this. The pretty pretty cover is just CALLING to me!

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Keeweejenn
Mirage | Somaiya Daud
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Loving this book sci-fi with Moroccan culture - the book I never knew I wanted to read

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ssravp
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What a wonderfully told story. Not a dull moment. Fast paced and beautifully written.

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FantasyChick
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Who else woke up this morning and decided not to work? No ambition today at all so I'm puttering away at my desk and starting a new #audiobook I'm not a sci-fi fan but I hear good things about this one and hope that the fantasy elements hold my interest.
#FuckItItsFriday #nonproductive #lookbusygetpaid

2BR02B That was totally me yesterday. Unfortunately today is actually busy so I have no choice but to earn my keep. 😑 1y
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Karen3
Mirage | Somaiya Daud
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What a fun adventure Into a new world. The story follows Amani as she is kidnaped and then forced to be the body double to the princess Maram. There is adventure, angst, passion, love and intrigue all rolled together in a captivating debut novel. I will be looking forward to more from this author in this story line. 4🌟

DebReads4fun Gorgeous cover! 1y
Quirkybookworm Yeah, what @DebReads4fun said! 1y
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