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Seraphina
Seraphina | Rachel Hartman
Lyrical, imaginative, and wholly original, this New York Times bestseller with 8 starred reviews is not to be missed. Rachel Hartmans award-winning debut will have you looking at dragons as youve never imagined them before In the kingdom of Goredd, dragons and humans live and work side by side while below the surface, tensions and hostility simmer. The newest member of the royal court, a uniquely gifted musician named Seraphina, holds a deep secret of her own. One that she guards with all of her being.When a member of the royal family is brutally murdered, Seraphina is drawn into the investigation alongside the dangerously perceptiveand dashingPrince Lucien. But as the two uncover a sinister plot to destroy the wavering peace of the kingdom, Seraphinas struggle to protect her secret becomes increasingly difficult while its discovery could mean her very life. "Will appeal to both fans of Christopher Paolinis Eragon series and Robin McKinleys The Hero and the Crown." Entertainment Weekly[A] lush, intricately plotted fantasy. The Washington Post"Beautifully written. Some of the most interesting dragons I've read." Christopher Paolini, New York Times bestselling author of EragonFrom the Hardcover edition.
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Bookbinger
Seraphina | Rachel Hartman
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At first I wasn‘t sure whether I would finish this one. Usually fantasy isn‘t what I normally read so when I first started I gave myself the first 5 chapters to decide. I wound up reading the whole thing in 2 days and I already started the second one!

Cheshirecat913 I just started the 2nd one myself. I loved Seraphina. 4mo
Bookbinger @Cheshirecat913 I loved it too! 4mo
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Cheshirecat913
Seraphina | Rachel Hartman
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Week 2 Check In #bfcr2 #justbookit @wanderinglynn

1/2 days of yoga
2/4 days of walking
5/7 days of Darebee Workout

Had family in town so spent many days at the pool instead of walking. Currently reading Seraphina which I should finish by next check in.

Also just had to show off my wee little tomato.

Marmie7 Nice! Love the little tomato plant😁 our plants are growing like crazy! Can't wait to eat some tomatoes! 4mo
Dragonfairykats My dad's tomatoes started turning red a week or so ago....sooo good!!! And great job!!! 4mo
jillannjohn Nice! 👏 4mo
wanderinglynn Great week! 🙌🏻 You‘re making good progress. Keep it going! 🎉 4mo
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EmilieGR
Seraphina | Rachel Hartman
Mehso-so

Cute

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Sweetkokoro
Seraphina | Rachel Hartman
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I‘m 2 hours in and I have made it 100 pages into Seraphina and so far I am loving it! I am enjoying the slow pace of storytelling, and how Seraphina is slowly learning things about who and what she is. The garden she has created in her head to control her visions is so far the most interesting.

I have to stop for a little while to help my friend but I will be sure to get back to my reading at some point today.
#deweys24hourreadathon

annahenke I‘ve been wanting to read this 7mo
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Sweetkokoro
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My stack for the #deweys24hourreadathon
These are all library books due back on the 10th and I need to get them read just because I feel like I have had them too long. So let‘s hope I can knock a few out today and hopefully this readathon will get me out of my slump!

Starting out with the tagged book!

@DeweysReadathon

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Just_reading
Seraphina | Rachel Hartman
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When a book needs a glossary, pretty certain I'm going to be confused! 🤣 #dragons #fantasy #rachelhartman

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heikemarie
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Here‘s to hoping I leave this life having never been referred to as “singularly stupid” 😂

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heikemarie
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Everyone forgot to tell me this book is unputdownable?! I‘ll never forgive you guys!

hermyknee It‘s so good! 9mo
TheBookKeepers That cover looks amazing!! 9mo
Johanna414 I‘ve had this for a few years and haven‘t read it yet... 9mo
heikemarie @Johanna414 same for me! I regret not starting it sooner, it is SO good! 9mo
heikemarie @TheBookKeepers can‘t go wrong with dragons and lady profiles! 9mo
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Mccartershanon
Seraphina | Rachel Hartman
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Love the world building and myth in this. The story itself ~

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ruskigurl16
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Bookworm mode back with a vengeance. 😊 Appropriately enough when the world is engrossing, the characters are believable and interesting, there is a sound, exciting plot, it is written in a whitty way, and there are dragons. 😉🐉 In all seriousness, I like stories that teach a lesson, and I am happy there is more. #justfinished #youngadult #dragontale #scifi #lovestory #findingoneself ❤️📖
P. S. Chatty likes to sit with me when I read. 😻

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ruskigurl16
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I found another library close by, a very helpful librarian, and so I came home with a small stack of treasures. Tonight, I am spending a few quiet hours simply reading. #newin #bookworm #libraryday #librarybookhaul #Imissedthis ❤️📚📖

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glitterkitty459
Seraphina | Rachel Hartman
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Went on a little bookish outing with my aunt and grandmother 😊📚 I'd never been to this bookstore, but it had a HUGE selection. Also lots of games and movies and stuff.
We went to the library too, haul pics to come lol 😁

Pic is a wall made out of real books!
#bookstore #2ndandCharles

DePaepe As far as chain bookstores go, 2nd and Charles is great! 11mo
readordierachel Neat! 11mo
LouiseWalters Where is 2nd & Charles? 11mo
LouiseWalters Okay, I googled it, I live in Australia - had never heard of it. 11mo
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hermyknee
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Seraphina is a gorgeous book that, at its heart, explores the transformative power of #music

#gratitude30

LeanneAslin I really enjoyed this book, I must get around to the sequel sometime 12mo
CoffeeK8 Oh I loved this book so much! 12mo
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Endowarrior21
Seraphina | Rachel Hartman
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@hermyknee thank you I love everything. So here is what I got 2 pairs of socks, 1 mug, 2 tiles, 1 pillow cover, 1 candle, 1 scarf, 3 books, 1 NBC mystery figure, 2 things of coffee, and 1 bookmark. I love my #FFFS box @Avanders

hermyknee Yes! That is everything. So happy nothing was lost or damaged - I was worried about the mug and coasters! Can‘t wait to see which Nightmare mystery figure you received. Happy Fall! 14mo
BethM That mug is a fun shape! 14mo
Endowarrior21 @hermyknee I got the Mayor 😍 14mo
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hermyknee @BethM it‘s a to-go mug! So there is a lid on it (kind of hard to see in the photo), but I thought it was so cute! I love the phrase on it 😊 14mo
Endowarrior21 It‘s very cute 14mo
Avanders ❤️🧡💛🎃🍁🍂😍 14mo
JamieLou That scarf is adorable! 14mo
Endowarrior21 @JamieLou yes it is now it needs to get a little cooler so I can wear it 😁 14mo
rather_be_reading awwww 😍😍 14mo
hermyknee Does that pillow case fit regular throw pillows or is it too big? I wasn‘t sure when I bought it but it was so cute I couldn‘t pass it up 💕 14mo
hermyknee I‘m thinking about buying from that company again is why I ask 14mo
Endowarrior21 I have not tried to put in on a throw pillow yet seeing I don‘t have any right now they are all in storage but it looks like it would fit one perfectly 14mo
Endowarrior21 What company is it @hermyknee because I like to order another on because it feels so soft. 14mo
hermyknee It‘s by a company called 4TH Emotion - I found it on amazon! 14mo
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IheartYA
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This was done very well even though I'm not a dragon fan. The only thing I didn't like was the page length. A unique, captivating story with complex characters and great world building. I will be picking up the sequel.

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SW-T
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Seraphina had to hide her true identity her entire life....until a series of events made her decide to be truthful, even though it could cost her life. Creative and imaginative. Look forward to reading the sequel.

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Rudis
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#readingresolutions #fivestarredbooks I would consider all three of these books to be five starred!

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SW-T
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There are dragons, therefore it will be good. 😊🐉🐲

#dragon #dragonbooks

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Fortifiedbybooks
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"His office wasn't properly a room. It was made of books, or more accurately, the space between books, where three little windows had prevented the placement of bookcases against the wall." #LifeGoals

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ghostslovingghosts
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#currentlyreading from the #library, a book about a unique set of dragons. So far so good!

rather_be_reading welcome to litsy!! 📚🎉📚 @LitsyWelcomeWagon 1y
LitsyWelcomeWagon Welcome to Litsy! Hope these #Litsytips by @RaimeyGallant http://bit.ly/litsytips and #LitsyHowTo videos: goo.gl/UrCpoU are helpful. There‘s so many fun things to do: book exchanges, buddy reads, photo challenges and more! Check out @LitsyHappenings for details. #LitsyWelcomeWagon 1y
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RaimeyGallant Welcome! 1y
DebinHawaii Welcome to Litsy! 🎉📚👍Hope you are enjoying it here! 1y
Eggs Welcome 🌸👋🏻 1y
ghostslovingghosts @Eggs thx ✌🏻 1y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Welcome to Litsy!! 1y
Wife Welcome to Litsy!🌹 1y
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DivaDiane
Seraphina | Rachel Hartman
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I am so thrilled with this package, @Itchyfeetreader !! Thank you so much! From the great historical postcards from Penguin, to the Raspberry Fool chocolate, with gorgeous metal bookmarks, perfect book plates (I was running out!), 3! books that sound so interesting (especially the tagged one!! How perfect: a musician and dragons!!) and a printed recipe BOOK. A book guys! I‘m overwhelmed. I can‘t even. 😊

Itchyfeetreader Yay glad you liked! When I read the blurb on that book I it felt like to was written for you!! Enjoy ! 1y
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alysonwrites
Seraphina | Rachel Hartman
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Each day for 7 days, post the cover of one of your favorite books. No words. No explanations.

#7favesin7days / Day 4

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Jesstifies
Seraphina | Rachel Hartman
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I really enjoyed the universe and the way the author represented Seraphina‘s memories with physical characters and meditative practice—it was such a unique approach, especially for fantasy. The end was a little too “boy meets girl” for me, but I‘d consider reading the next book to see where it leads!

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xicanti
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Today's #audiowalk was nice and green.

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cswaingiggles
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I just realized I never posted this after I took it. I love all the HP goodies and especially the baby clothes. I almost bought that Hedwig for little one this last weekend and only didn‘t because I was conflicted between that and a plush Monster Book of Monsters, but now he/she can have both! This was amazing, especially for my first swap. Thank you! #bookandbottleswap @Tera66 @JoScho

JoScho What an amazing package! 💝 1y
Tera66 @cswaingiggles uh oh...I hope you found the wine glass too. It really blended in with the other wrapping! I got really excited and ran with the HP theme, Im glad you like it. And that you hadn't gotten this outfit yet. Thanks for being a great swap partner! 1y
cswaingiggles @Tera66 I did find the wine glass! I forgot I put it in my cupboard immediately because one of our cats was trying to help me unpack it and I didn‘t want it broken! I forgot to grab it for the picture! 1y
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xicanti
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I listened to more of SERAPHINA while I made Nigella Lawson's Keralan Fish Curry. It was delicious! I used basa (THE BEST FISH) and added a bit of kale because I had some in my fridge. #audiocooking

Tamra Just YUM! 1y
BiblioLitten Keralan fish curry!! My mom's signature dish.😍 1y
xicanti @Tamra this was the best supper I've had in a while. 1y
xicanti @BiblioLitten ooh! I hope she makes it for you often. I can well imagine how good it is from a master's kitchen! 1y
BiblioLitten @xicanti She makes it whenever I visit her and if she gets good fish. 🐟 1y
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xicanti
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I walked through the aspen parkland for the first time this year, SERAPHINA in my ears. It's been on my to-reread list for ages, so I was glad to see my library licensed it on audio.

In hair news, I won't be able to share photos until tomorrow because none of the ones I asked my mother to take were decent. Either the top of my head was cut off or my curls fell weirdly. I want to redye the purple bits, too, so I'll try again after I've done that.

SandyW I love purple hair! Looking forward to your photos. ☺ 1y
xicanti @SandyW I dyed it purple with dark red tips, but the purple didn't turn out as deep as I wanted it on top of my head. Guess it wasn't formulated for good coverage over red hair. I'm hoping another coat will fix that! 1y
Megabooks Excited for photos. I‘ll try to catch them tomorrow 👍🏻👍🏻 1y
TobeyTheScavengerMonk Seraphina has also been on my radar for a long time. Looking forward to your thoughts. 1y
xicanti @TobeyTheScavengerMonk this is the third time I've read it, so I can already confirm it's awesome. 1y
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erzascarletbookgasm
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vkois88 That cover 😍😍😍 2y
Kalalalatja Have you read this?? 😊 2y
erzascarletbookgasm @Kalalalatja nope 😊. Have you read it? Good? 2y
Kalalalatja Nope, me neither 😄 But I have been wanting to read it for years! 2y
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Rudis
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I expected this novel to take longer to read, but I fairly flew through the pages. I enjoyed the story a lot, but it was the characters of Seraphina herself & Orma that drew me in. I‘m excited to see where the road takes her.

sloanghost Seraphina, Orma, and the whole concept of quigutl 👌 2y
JazzFeathers What an inspiring cover. Quite unusual. 2y
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Rudis
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#readingresolutions #top3mustreads These are the next three on my physical TBR pile! Just about to start Seraphina.

sloanghost Love Seraphina! I've heard Shadow Scale is a real drag tho. 2y
Ruthiella Love the dragon! So cute! 2y
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chexala
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Stayed up until 3am finishing Seraphina last night, blasting through the ending. Very satisfied with it overall. The book has Vulcan-esque dragons, with all the same inability to understand the value of emotions or the limitations of logic! Seraphina was a great protagonist, realistically insecure and inexperienced without her characterization going overboard. Had to grab Book 2 at work today; syarting that one now.

chexala Also: the mind garden. OMG the mind garden! 2y
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chexala
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"'I was rude!'
'And I was offended. It was all very by-the-book. But let us set that aside, Seraphina.'"

Small laugh-out-loud moment. :)

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jlondon1963
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A well created fantasy world and cultures. Looking forward to more by this author.

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IndyHannaJones
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This is a hella lot more complex than I thought it would be!! Also, I got gold in my first Taekwondo tournament. I think the dragons would want to hoard it.

niha923 Congrats! 🎉 2y
Chrissyreadit Congratulations 🎊🎉 2y
Dragon Congratulations! 🏅🎉 2y
mjdowens Congrats! Way to go to another Indy book lover👏 2y
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sloanghost
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Enjoying my last sticky rice pu erh cake, or as I like to call them, quig snax. Can't you just see them eating straight up dry tea leaves?

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Ashley_Nicoletto
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Pulling something out of the TBR backlogs.

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Kaseybjohn
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Pickpick

It started out slow. It picked up in the middle and I really enjoyed it! Sometimes I like to hop down to juvenile. This is the first time I have thought HOW IS THIS JUV?! I read a lot of books and even I had to look words up!

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SexyCajun
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Wow! This book was flat out wonderful. In my late teens and early twenties I read a lot of fantasy books that included dragons but I kind of grew out of it. (Sort of). I was afraid to give this book a try thinking it would just be boring dragon crap but NO..... this story is so beautifully written and just LOVELY...... AMAZING. Seraphina is a wonderful character that even teaches you a thing or two about learning to love and accept yourself ❤️💋

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Carolyn11215
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Today 1/24/18 kindle version is on sale for 1.99!

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SassenachTheBookWizard
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Mehso-so

This book was alright. I was pretty bored until about halfway in when it finally picked up but I really never started loving it even though there were dragons.

I liked the concept of the clashing people vs the dragons and having a few people in the middle. I liked when we learnt about characters being hidden mixtures but still just never...loved it. I dunno. I think I'll read the sequel but I'm in no hurry because the ending peaked my interest

Earlene I read both and I liked the first one better. 2y
keggergoldy I read both and agree that the first one is better. I personally related to the way the lead character engaged with the world. There was an element of disclosure of nearly invisible difference which resonated in terms of how we talk about invisible disability and race. And also, music is so important to her, and I also appreciated that romance wasn't her main motivation. 2y
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SassenachTheBookWizard
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Continuing along this train of dragons! I'm trying to catch up before her new book comes out!

starlight97 Gorgeous cover 😍 2y
Cheshirecat913 I definitely enjoyed this book, though I never did get around to reading the sequel. 2y
SexyCajun Have you read book two yet? 2y
SexyCajun @SassenachTheBookWizard I saw some bad reviews of it on Goodreads. I know I shouldn‘t let that determine what I think but I just wondered! I still wanna give book two a try 2y
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thebacklistbook
Seraphina | Rachel Hartman
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I do not recommend it. Very dull. Did not finish.

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hermyknee
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#Music plays a deep and beautiful role in Rachel Hartman‘s gorgeous debut novel, Seraphina. I absolutely loved this book when I read it! It‘s a wholly unique take on dragons. I need to pick up Shadow Scale from my library for some winter reading 💙

#gratitude30 #day11 #music

MommyOfTwo This looks familiar, I have not read it but I bet it‘s on my Goidreads list. 2y
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KaraDunn
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Pickpick

Love this heroine, and the unique take on dragons.

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Deborah42
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A bit slow to start, but amazing worldbuilding. What if dragons could take human form and live among us? Even better as a reread. Getting ready to pick up the sequel.

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Foragingfantasy
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This story wasn't what I was expecting. I was about 2/3's in before I really got caught up and wanted to see what would happen next. Little things took me by surprise and I'm looking forward to the next book. 🐉🐉🐉

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Foragingfantasy
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Damn it chihuahua! I didn't notice what she was doing until the damage had been done. 😭 #24in48 #distractions

Bookworm83 Of course I had to go scroll through your feed to find a picture of the guilty party 😂At least she is cute! 🐾🐾 2y
HeatherBookNerd My sister's rabbit does that. They have an old giant dictionary that he's allowed to munch on. 2y
Foragingfantasy @HeatherBookNerd she's usually so good! Oh well, at least I have the dust cover to hide the evidence. 2y
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Foragingfantasy @Bookworm83 so cute and Spoiled rotten. 2y
valeriegeary Nooooooooo! 2y
elkeo_TheBookDragon I can't look at this 🙈🙈🙈 2y
Foragingfantasy @elkeo i know!! It's tragic. 2y
mcipher Oh no!! I'm sorry. 😣 2y
Soubhiville Ugh! I've had that happen. Actually my cat is more likely to do it than my dog. 2y
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