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Mortal Engines (Mortal Engines #1)
Mortal Engines (Mortal Engines #1) | Philip Reeve
Welcome to the astounding world of Predator Cities! London is hunting again. Emerging from its hiding place in the hills, the great Traction City is chasing a terrified little town across the wastelands. Soon, London will feed. In the attack, Tom Natsworthy is flung from the speeding city with a murderous scar-faced girl. They must run for their lives through the wreckage--and face a terrifying new weapon that threatens the future of the world. Beloved storyteller Philip Reeve creates a brilliant new world in the Predator Cities series, called "phenomenal...violent and romantic, action-packed and contemplative, funny and frightening" by the Sunday Times.
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yodapish
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Sewing little ghost friends and finishing up the first book in the Mortal Engines series. The pacing is a bit slow but overall I find the characters charming. #nowlistening #craftyreads

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BMWtheAuthor
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A fantastic idea with semi-flat characters and far too flowery language.
http://benjamin-m-weilert.com/index.php/2019/10/16/book-mortal-engines-2001/

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AmyTheBookdragon
Mortal Engines | Philip Reeve
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Mehso-so

After hearing about the movie months ago, I knew I had to read the book first. As much as I enjoyed it, I couldn't say that I will finish the series. The idea is so steampunk and cool, however the book just seems to drag. The fact that the main character isn't flawless is one if the main things about the book I liked as its different yet obvious. I do prefer the movie, only because I felt it was faster and more action packed.
#Steanpunk #Action

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silentrequiem
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My #bn #bookhaul today. Yay half off books! 😻😻😻

Bonus Aral for #catsoflitsy

LibrarianRyan 😱😀😀 3mo
annamatopoetry Have you read mortal engines before? 3mo
silentrequiem @annamatopoetry I haven't! But Lucas talked it up so much I had to snag it. 3mo
annamatopoetry @silentrequiem it really is quite fantastic 3mo
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ralexist
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It's definitely an interesting world concept...a post-apocalyptic planet created when the continents shifted, it's devoid of digital tech & most of our historical records; entire cities wheel themselves across the globe gobbling up smaller cities for parts. The human element is a familiar story - men in power grasping for tech that will provide them global domination stomps on the little guy once too often & unwittingly unleashes a revolution.

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5feet.of.fury
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#lakelife took me a while to start getting into this book, but we are rolling along now. #YA #scholastic #sundayfunday

brit91 Great picture!!😍📚 4mo
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ashsbookmarks
Mortal Engines | Philip Reeve
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Making progress in this #readathon. Finished Mortal Engines and The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. Plus making progress on The Duke and I on audiobook 🤗
#happyreading #read #oz #mortalengines #24in48 @24in48

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ashsbookmarks
Mortal Engines | Philip Reeve
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Here is my official stack for #24in48
I‘m going to finish Mortal Engines, finish the first Oz graphic novel, then go on from there reading the rest of the Mortal Engines series and Oz graphic novels. And if I have time I have a ton of books on my kindle!! Oh and I have The Duke and I (first book of The Bridgerton series) on audiobook. I‘m ready for the weekend....wait....snacks 🤦🏻‍♀️
#iheartreading #stacks #books #library #libby #read #readathon

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ashsbookmarks
Mortal Engines | Philip Reeve
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5feet.of.fury
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I like to stay pretty focussed, 1 physical book, 1 audiobook. How bout you? How many books are you juggling regularly? #questions

brit91 WoW! Not me I only read one at a time lol🤣😂 4mo
Exbrarian I usually have between 4 and 6 going at any given time. 4mo
JacqMac I try to do one physical and one ebook, but sometimes there‘s also a book club book or a library hold comes in. 4mo
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batsy I tend to have one physical book and one ebook going at the same time. But if I'm in a group read or two, it has gone up to 3 or 4 at the same time, which does make me a bit anxious 🙃 4mo
5feet.of.fury @batsy @JacqMac 1 in each format I can understand, I can see adding here and there if it‘s for a Book Club and you‘re reading along. (edited) 4mo
5feet.of.fury @Exbrarian 📚📚that‘s quite a few, what your secret to keeping the stories straight? 4mo
Exbrarian @5feet.of.fury No secret. I read pretty widely and I don't usually have 2 similar books going at once. At the moment, I have a Graphic Novel, a classic paperback, a classic chunkster via Serial Reader, a Contemporary Fiction ebook via Libby, an audiobook, a book club hardback, a reference book (that I am reading straight through), a book of short stories written by a friend, a book of poetry, and Atlas about countries that no longer exist. 4mo
Exbrarian Oh, and an audiobook 4mo
Eggs Welcome to Litsy 📚🤗 4mo
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obrobanana

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BookishBlonde12
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Having a mini readathon this weekend for myself. Hoping to finish Mortal Engines, along with my other library books. 📚

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kaysworld1
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Pickpick

The ending is very different from book to movie but both are still good.
Slow start but when it gets going it's a great page turner.
I am in love with Hugo weaving (pictured above) he plays the character Valentine.
#steampunk #engines #readingmyownbook #reading #bookstofilm #bookworm #reading

LibrarianRyan have you ever noticed that a character named Valentine is never a good guy. 4mo
kaysworld1 @LibrarianRyan absolutely 😄 I was thinking that when I came to his name while reading it. 4mo
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kaysworld1
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Started this the other day.
It took a while to get into it but when it does oh it's a great story.
Fast page turner, always wanting to know what's next and loving the characters.
Have you seen the film yet?
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#readingmyownbooks #reading #steampunk #engines #robots

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LeticiaToraci
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An extremely well done story world and multi-layered characters, each having something unique to make them special and memorable. #Booked2019 #booktomovie @Cinfhen @BarbaraTheBibliophage @4thhouseontheleft

Cinfhen Well done 👍🏻🥳💕 5mo
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bliophile
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Absolutely loved this book. I loved the characters and how easily the plot flowed. I did start to get a little bit annoyed when there was no explanation on what had happened to society to result in this way of life. However, with one sentence half way through the book i was given the answer. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

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EmilieGR
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Mehso-so

Good world building but disappointing characters and derivative story. There is a disappointing tendency for steampunk books‘ protagonists to be impossibly innocent and naive- a complicated world with an infantile protagonist lets the entire story down.

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Tonton
Mortal Engines | Philip Reeve
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I don‘t read too much YA, but glad that I picked this up at the library. London (and other cities) are on the move, gobbling up smaller cities and towns over devastated ground. There are other cities that are static, high in the mountains protected by a Great Wall;there are airship pirates, lethal undying cyborgs, a boy engineer and a girl who wants revenge in this fast steampunk fantasy. And I have a mad crush on the pirate/spy/assassin Anna Fang

erzascarletbookgasm My teenager recently read this and look forward to read the rest in the series. 6mo
Tonton @erzascarletbookgasm I think there are 3 more volumes! 6mo
Tonton Yikes、the boy is not an engineer、 he is a Historian. 😮My mistake, there are engineers too 6mo
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DebbieVincent
Mortal Engines | Philip Reeve
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Part 1 of 3: 1000 years in the future where towns move on wheels, called "traction towns", that eat other towns (people become slaves, metals used for fuel to keep the predator town moving), all set during post a apocalyptic world where "the ancients" have destroyed the planet.
Tom Natsworthy, Hester Shaw & Kate Valentine (all 15-16 yrs old) save the world from the recreation of a bomb using relics. It's a teen book.
#mortalengines #philipreeve

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gilroyc
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My latest audio. About half way through already and considering bailing.

#audiobook #bookofmovie #mortalengines

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Endowarrior21
Mortal Engines | Philip Reeve
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About to watch the movie to see how it compares to the books.

Literary_Siren What service are you watching it on?? 7mo
Endowarrior21 Redbox On Demand 7mo
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GirlNamedJesse
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Mehso-so

A wildly original dystopian premise, with frustrating characters. Hester, while being a badass physically-handicapped would-be assassin is repeatedly mentioned as “ugly” as if it‘s her only trait. And Tom‘s main “growth” is loving her despite her ugliness. Ugh no thanks. I can see how it would translate well to the big screen, but I‘m wondering how they made the audience care what happened to them. 🤷🏻‍♀️

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Sammidnightsun
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Pickpick

Was good

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Sammidnightsun
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Hope it‘s good

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GirlNamedJesse
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Weirdest pregnancy symptom: reading makes me nauseous. I haven‘t read anything in two months! Have to power through this one: April‘s tween book club pick.

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NovelGirl82
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I‘ve been in Dallas for my initial visit with the headache center at Baylor, so I‘ve been out of touch for a few days, but I did receive a birthday gift from my mom while I was there! 😊

Lizpixie How did the headache centre visit go? My migraines are forcing me to find one for myself lately.🤕 8mo
NovelGirl82 @Lizpixie It went really well, thanks for asking. The neurologist I saw was wonderful & really knowledgeable. She diagnosed me with 3 different types of headaches: chronic migraine (which I knew), chronic tension, and medication rebound headaches (from using too much excedrin migraine). They started me on one of the new monthly injections that was just approved, that will hopefully help decrease the frequency of my migraines. ⬇️ 8mo
NovelGirl82 My homework is to attempt to decrease the frequency of use of excedrin migraine. She was able to write my script for my rescue med where my insurance will cover is better, so that should help. And I should attempt to do something about the tension (massages, maybe?). I‘ll return every 3 months for now. If this doesn‘t work, we‘ll try a different approach. @Lizpixie 8mo
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lesliemarie
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I'm reading the tagged book and it's ok. But here is a picture of my sweet dog Dexter. It is his birthday today! He's 3.
#dogsoflitsy

HufflepuffGirl90 Happy Birthday sweet Dexter!! 8mo
Prairiegirl_reading 🎂❤️🐶 8mo
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irre So cute! Happy Birthday!! 8mo
Tamra 😘 8mo
Stacypatrice So adorable 🥰 8mo
SharonAlger Happy Birthday to a very good boy! 8mo
mabell Happy Birthday Dexter! ❤️🐶🎉 8mo
xicanti Happy birthday, Dexter! 8mo
Melissa_J Happy Birthday Dexter! Keep on being a good boy 🐶🥰 8mo
Nute He is so cute. Happy Birthday, Dexter!🐶❤️ 8mo
wordzie So super cute ❤ 8mo
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megansaurusrex
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Been pretty busy this week, so I am only about halfway through. But pretty much this entire story all I can think is "Oh no, Tom Tom, baby what is you doing!"

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Dangermouse
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Pickpick

Such a far out and amazing story, I really felt and related to the characters... For a story I started reading as a child and finally finished reading as an adult I truly loved this book!!

Moodyreader This cover is terrifying 8mo
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Traci1
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🌟🌟🌟🌟
Entertaining story. I'm not sure if I'll seek out the rest of the series, but this one was an enjoyable read. I'll be interested to see how the film compares.

DuckOfDoom I liked the first one, but I read the second in the last few days and it was an absolute no-go for me 😣 there were so many things wrong with it, I am still mad!! 9mo
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Traci1
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Going to try to finish this one today so I can get back to Abaddon's Gate. I'm enjoying both of them, but this one has to go back to Libby tomorrow.

tpixie Good Luck! 🍀 9mo
Gina I feel your pain. I had like 50 pages left in my book and 'poof' it was gone. 9mo
litenthusiast Best of luck reading. Also, I love your HP cup! 9mo
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Traci1 @tpixie thanks. 😊 9mo
Traci1 @Gina I've had that happen to. It especially stinks when there's a huge holds list you've already waited on forever. 9mo
Traci1 @litenthusiast it's my favorite cup. And it holds so much coffee I can't ever finish it all. 😁 9mo
CBee I love that cup! @Stacy_31 you need this cup! 8mo
Stacy_31 @CBee I do!! 😍😍 8mo
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Dangermouse
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Living so close to Hull, I can confirm the similarity Reeve's is making 😂😂😂 #mortalengines #Yorkshire #England

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Welcome to Litsy 📖💙 9mo
Leftcoastzen Welcome to Litsy! 9mo
Eggs Welcome to Litsy 🌷 9mo
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Loving Mortal engines!!

wanderinglynn Welcome to Litsy! 👋🏻 @LitsyWelcomeWagon 10mo
Dangermouse Thank you :) 10mo
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KatWDV
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Can‘t wait to read this! #bookno2

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Carolyn11215
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My honey has been badgering me about seeing the movie. Neither of us have read the book. If you‘ve seen the movie, can you give me a thumbs up or thumbs down? Thanks!

kaysworld1 I loved the movie the end seemed a little rushed but it was great x 7mo
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Abby2
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Pickpick

Great story with compelling characters. It‘s an imaginative dystopia with an unpredictable plot. Loved it.

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SassyBookworm
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My first book finished in 2019! It enjoyed this book quite a lot. The adventure was great I loved some of the quirky characters that came along throughout the story. But the ending kind of confused me a bit...I mean this is a series but it honestly felt like a true ending, no cliff hanger, no this is where our next adventure lies. So I‘ll be interested in seeing what happens next simply because this book just felt complete.
#SassyBookworm😏

litenthusiast That was exactly my thought once I read the end. I'm curious how this is a series, but I did like the first book. 10mo
nosferatoos I love this series so much and not enough people have read it 😭 10mo
Andronicus I enjoyed this series, but I think I prefer the "prequel" series of Fever Crumb books by the same author. YMMV! ? 10mo
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TheBookDream
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Slow start to #24B42019 but I had a full day

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SassyBookworm
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Think I‘ll see what all the fuss is about with this becoming a movie! It‘s a chilly night so that means a warm grilled cheese and a bowl of tomato soup with basil! Yum 😋

#SassyBookworm😏 #MortalEngines #Hoopla #Audiobook #AudioCooking

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ashsbookmarks
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TheBookDream
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Went to the library for this book (because apparently the movie blows unless you‘ve read it) and came back with...this 😬🎄

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Christine
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I read this over several weeks at bedtime with my fourteen-year-old, who was interested only because it‘s a Peter Jackson-produced movie. 😛 He loved it and, perhaps for the first time since Harry Potter, requested the next book in the series the second we finished. And I thought it was pretty good, too - so a pick for sure. 🙂

hermyknee That‘s cool that your teenager reads with you!!! 11mo
Christine @hermyknee Agreed!! I often wish he would read more (books...I feel like he reads the entire internet daily! 😜) on his own, but I always appreciate that he will still read with me nightly. 11mo
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SassenachTheBookWizard
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Mehso-so

Huh not terrible. It kinda reminded me of Stardust and the Discworld series.

julesG I'm not sure whether I want to read it, or just watch the film. No matter if it contains a thousand and one mistakes. 11mo
SassenachTheBookWizard @julesG I actually went to the film tonight and it wasn't startling different from the book HOWEVER, the acting wasn't great which was made even more obvious but the CONSTANT (literally nonstop) face close ups. The costumes and settings also seemed kinda cheap unfortunately 11mo
julesG Argh! Might skip the film then. 😉 11mo
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SassenachTheBookWizard
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Want to give this a listen and maybe see the film soon

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alysonwrites
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My first #funkopop figurines: Hester Shaw and Anna Fang from Mortal Engines! They are my new favorite heroes, and I just had to get them in collectible form. I mean, the wind-whipped trench coats, the powerful stances with weapons in hand, the fierceness in those adorable button eyes. Come on! 👊🖤👊🖤👊🖤

Elma I love these so much! 11mo
alysonwrites @Elma Yay! 😄 I have no buyer‘s remorse whatsoever. 11mo
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litenthusiast
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I had not heard of this series until I saw a preview for the movie. This book was a quick read and I really enjoyed it. There are a few twists at the end that I was not expecting. I thought the writing was great in this, and there was a fight scene where I could vividly picture what was happening due to the description. Now, I'm looking forward to the film.

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Got to see the movie today and I really enjoyed it! Yes, it condenses and cuts a lot of details from the book, but there‘s only so much you can get across in two hours. Still thought it was better than the harsh reviews critics and moviegoers are giving it, though. Maybe it helps that I read the book first? Visual FX are amazing—the world of traction cities is really fascinating. And Anna Fang is my hero! #asianrep 👊🖤 Would def see this again.

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danibel
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Currently reading

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ElishaLovesBooks
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Fun, interesting, and entertaining steampunk. It‘s definitely written for a YA crowd and it was a little more simplistic than I usually like. But the ideas of “traction cities” and “municipal Darwinism” are such fascinating concepts it kept me engrossed. Also- I immediately saw the movie after finishing the book-so fun! #thebookisalwaysbetter but this movie was pretty good too!

alysonwrites I agree—the book is better but I still really enjoyed the movie! 11mo
jelsie I love these books. I read the prequels earlier this year and also enjoyed the film. 10mo
kaysworld1 I've just got this I am excited to read it, I loved the movie 😁 10mo
ElishaLovesBooks @jelsie 😊 @kaysworld1 I hope you like it! 10mo
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