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Illuminae
Illuminae | Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff
For fans of Marie Lu comes the first book in an epic series that bends the sci-fi genre into a new dimension.   “A truly beautiful novel that redefines the form." —Victoria Aveyard, bestselling author of Red Queen This morning, Kady thought breaking up with Ezra was the hardest thing she’d have to do. This afternoon, her planet was invaded.       The year is 2575, and two rival megacorporations are at war over a planet that’s little more than a speck at the edge of the universe. Now with enemy fire raining down on them, Kady and Ezra—who are barely even talking to each other—are forced to evacuate with a hostile warship in hot pursuit.      But their problems are just getting started. A plague has broken out and is mutating with terrifying results; the fleet’s AI may actually be their enemy; and nobody in charge will say what’s really going on. As Kady hacks into a web of data to find the truth, it’s clear the only person who can help her is the ex-boyfriend she swore she’d never speak to again.       Told through a fascinating dossier of hacked documents—including emails, maps, files, IMs, medical reports, interviews, and more—Illuminae is the first book in a heart-stopping trilogy about lives interrupted, the price of truth, and the courage of everyday heroes.   “Prepare yourselves for Illuminae.” —EW.com   “[Y]ou’re not in for an ordinary novel experience. . . .”  —Bustle.com   “A truly interactive experience. . . . A fantastically fun ride.” —MTV.com   ★ “[O]ut-of-this-world awesome.” —Kirkus Reviews, starred   ★ “…stylistically mesmerizing.” —Publishers Weekly, starred   ★ “[A]n arresting visual experience.”—Booklist, starred    ★ “[A] game-changer.” —Shelf Awareness, starred“Brace yourself. You're about to be immersed in a mindscape that you'll never want to leave.”  —Marie Lu, bestselling author of the Legend trilogy   "Genre: Undefinable. Novel: Unforgettable." —Kami Garcia, bestselling coauthor of Beautiful Creatures & author of Unbreakable   “An exuberant mix of space opera, romance, zombies, hackers, and political thrills.”  —Scott Westerfeld, bestselling author of  Zeroes and Uglies   “Stunningly creative. Smart, funny, and romantic.”  —Veronica Rossi, bestselling author of Under the Never Sky   “This is one of those rare books that will truly keep your heart pounding.” —Beth Revis, bestselling author of Across the Universe   “This book is xxxxing awesome.” —Laini Taylor, bestselling author of Daughter of Smoke and BoneFrom the Hardcover edition.
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Jen_Reads
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I went to B&N today, but only cause Old Navy was next door and it‘s $1 flip flop day. I will finally be reading the tagged book. Also this bookmark caught my eye in the checkout line and I‘m in love. 😻

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julesG
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#raisingreaders

She's barely had a few years of English as a Second Language, but she insisted on listening and reading Illuminae today.

DivineDiana I like her determination! 💗 6d
julesG @DivineDiana Me too! So proud of her. 6d
LibrarianRyan You go girl ! 6d
AlaMich And she has you to help her with her English. 😊 6d
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julesG
Illuminae | Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff
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📖 Tagged the first book of the series - because of all the super cool kids
📼 Ferris Bueller's Day Off
🎤 Echosmith - Cool Kids https://g.co/kgs/xt3BnU

#manicmonday @JoScho

JoScho Perfect movie and song. Thanks for playing 😎🖤 2w
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bookish.mum
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'You deserve every star in the galaxy laid out at your feet and a thousand diamonds in your hair. You deserve someone who'll run with you as far and as fast as you want to. Holding your hand, not holding you back.'

#amiekaufman #jaykristoff #illuminae

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vijaypatil
Illuminae | Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff
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Good book

wanderinglynn Welcome to Litsy! 👋🏻 2w
RadicalReader Welcome to Litsy hope you have a lovely time here discovering all the amazing books and bookworms 2w
rretzler Welcome to Litsy! 📖 2w
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SW-T Welcome to Litsy 🙂 @LitsyWelcomeWagon #litsywelcomewagon Littens @Chelleo and @RaimeyGallant have some great user tips on their profiles if you want to check them out. Happy reading 📚 2w
Chelleo 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! #LitsyWelcomeWagon Thanks for the tag @SW-T 2w
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SiriGuruDevSingh
ILLUMINAE. Expediente_01 (Illuminae 1) | Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff
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Day 28: Binge-Worthy😍

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NataliePatalie
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Just picked up the book Illuminae from the library book store! I had no idea what it was about but I remember seeing the cover everywhere awhile back. It's actually an ARC & I've never seen a hardcover ARC + the book flap made me laugh & got me intrigued, so I had to bring it home. I flipped though & it seems to be told in emails or something like that? A format I generally enjoy. If you've already read this let me know what you thought!

TrishB Loved it 💕 4w
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Loric
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I actually enjoyed the the creative format it was written in (somewhat epistolary, told through a series of interviews, hacked military files, letters, emails, chats, maps, journal entries, messaging, AI data output, etc.) but the same format sometimes made it difficult to follow the plot or connect with the characters. While I did enjoy, I‘m not sure I will continue on with this series. Photo credit from Goodreads

Dragon I listened to the audiobook while following along in the paperback, it really added to the experience. 🐉 4w
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OnePageAtATime
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This book was so unique! I love that it was told in files, documents, and interviews. I have never read a book like that. This was recommended to me as a good audiobook to read and I started it and it was amazing and then I found the book on sale and bought it and looking at it while listening to the Audiobook changed the whole experience for me. I HIGHLY recommend reading this book.

LittlePixels I loved this one. It definitely needs to be read on paper, to fully appreciate the unique style. 1mo
Airykah13 The audio was wonderful 1mo
Reagan-reads I've been meaning to read this one, if you haven't read it I would also recommend S (which I tagged). It has a lot of letters and things throughout. It's a very cool reading experience, not for audio or ebook. It's just a very different book. 1mo
OnePageAtATime @Reagan-reads I will add it to my list for sure 😊 thanks for the rec 1mo
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rjsthumbelina
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This book does not shy away from stuff going down! It is action-packed, and the turns the plot took were logical and seemed thought out. The writing style (in dossier form) made it more interesting and engaging to read

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rjsthumbelina
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My crazy collage for my April reads! April was crazy busy, but started to show somewhat at the end. And I read some really great books - I don't think there's a single one here that I wouldn't at least somewhat recommend!

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rjsthumbelina
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It's no wonder people complain about how these don't format well as an ebook! But I am enjoying this interesting way of telling a story. Very different so far. And I am finding the storyline pretty engaging as well

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SassenachTheBookWizard
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Ga I love this series. One of the best I've ever read. Feel really refreshed having reread it

Rhodesofreading I LOVE these books!! 2mo
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SassenachTheBookWizard
Illuminae | Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff
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I really enjoyed The Final Six so I'm going to reread the beast of all beasts hoping it gets me back to my normal reading mood. Also Jay Kristoff is a rat bastard. #bookstagram #illuminae #jaykristoff #amiekaufman

BooknerdsLife Hahaaaa I totally agree with you about Jay Kristoff 😂😂😂👌 2mo
Bookcation74 Only a couple weeks until 2mo
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Well I‘ll be a son of a ◼️. Didn‘t see that coming. I‘m about 170 pages from the end and was just blindsided. Tell me it isn‘t true! What the ◼️?!? #catsoflitsy

julesG Read on! It's all good. Just read on. 2mo
tpixie Such a cute sleeping kitty 🐱 ( haven't read the book!) 2mo
Erinreadsthebooks Love your blackout boxes 👏😂 2mo
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jenniferw88 😻😻😻 give your kitty some ❤ from me! 2mo
gibblr @julesG I will! Last night I was too distraught. Plus I also flipped back to try to make sense. @Erinreadsthebooks Just trying to keep with the style of the book 😂 @tpixie @jenniferw88 Thanks! She‘s a cutie 😻 2mo
julesG I remember flipping back, too. I was wondering whether I had missed a few pages. 2mo
tracey38 Great series! Yes, there were some definite shockers. 2mo
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LibrarianRyan
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1. My ship is a 🚀 so it can‘t sink.
2. Lady because that girl can do anything.
3. Ezra- he‘s kind of chicken and lady is a do and a thinker
4. Aiden!!!!!!

5. I‘m late. @Bookzombie

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loriCB
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Super

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ForeverReading
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So glad I got into this book and didn‘t give up because it‘s so good!

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Gryffleclaw95
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Give this book all the stars. This isn‘t just a book, but a space opera that keeps you on your toes from page 1 with unique storytelling. Readers beware: this book is utterly heartbreaking and is graphic, violent, and full of death. However, the action is outstanding and even includes a bit of romance. Overall, I adored the concept and creativity of this book, and the grand adventure that it offers makes you yearn for its sequel.

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hyperashley
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5⭐'s. This was so much better than I thought it was going to be! It took me a little while to get used to the format but I ended up loving it.

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Ash.on.the.line
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Totally forgot to post that I finished this yesterday. I loved it and am considering a book purchase for the next one! It was a futuristic journey told through files and I felt like some secret agent going through them! 😂 why yes I am a dork.

LibrarianRyan I think book 2 was my favorite. 3mo
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Ash.on.the.line
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Started this early this morning. Taking me awhile to really get into it, but it‘s interesting because I‘ve never read a book like this before. I‘m looking forward to each break in the day so I can sneak a bit of reading in! Can‘t wait to be off for the day to read with no interruptions! 😝😂

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Purrsistently
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❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️this was so good!!!

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elvinareads
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This book made me laugh. This book also ripped my heart out. The most upredictable book I‘ve ever read. This book was well written and well plotted. The plot twist got me like what is happening? Why is this happening? I was screaming at the plot twist OMG! Highly recommend this book!

CoffeeNBooks Welcome to Litsy! 📚 3mo
elvinareads @CoffeeNBooks thank you! Registered 2 years ago. And just made a post today hehehe 3mo
CoffeeNBooks @elvinareads Welcome to posting to Litsy, then! 😂 I hope you continue to post more of your reads! 3mo
elvinareads @CoffeeNBooks hahah 😂 thank you. I will continue to post more! 💖 3mo
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candority
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Mehso-so

I spent the first half of this chunkster trying to figure out what was happening and why I should care, as the unique format of “found documents” does not seem to lend itself well to world-building or allow for a connection with the characters. It wasn‘t until AIDAN, the AI controlling the spaceship, becomes a character that I started to care. Now that I have a better sense of the story, I have high hopes that I will enjoy the next two books more!

BooknerdsLife I really love this one 😭 and it‘s unique format 🤗💕 ...And Aidan!!! 3mo
candority @BooknerdsLife The format is so cool! 💕 3mo
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Andrew65
Illuminae | Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff
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If anyone is interested in the highly celebrated Illuminae Files Series (based on reviews on Litsy) the first book is available for 99p in the U.K., no better time to download it!

ScientistSam This series is so much fun! 3mo
EadieB Not on sale in US but my library has it. 3mo
Andrew65 @EadieB Boo 👎 3mo
GrilledCheeseSamurai Loved this one. I still need to get on book 2 & 3! 3mo
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candority
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I don‘t usually set a monthly TBR, but I know I‘m going to read this series this month! I hope I enjoy them as much as I think I will 🙈 #MarchTBR

TheSpineView They were so good! 3mo
Melissa_J I loved this trilogy so much! 3mo
Jovy Great series! ❤️ 3mo
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candority @TheSpineView @Melissa_J @Jovy I‘m so happy to hear that you all enjoyed the series! 😊 3mo
Dragon Loved Illuminae 👍🐉 3mo
candority @Dragon 😊💕 3mo
janeycanuck Those are such pretty spines! 3mo
candority @janeycanuck Even more so in person! 3mo
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PaulaNovotna
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BOOKS I'VE READ IN FEBRUARY

Favourite: Illuminae and Gemina. It wasn't just a book but a whole universe of experience packed in hundreds of visually stunning pages.

Least favourite: The Court of Frost and Starlight. Literally nothing happened in this book. At all.

Honourable mention: Shatter me. Fell in love with the characters and writing style immediately.

#Februaryreads

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Velvetsun
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So happy I decided to do a re read of this series. I‘m enjoying it even more this time.

mcipher Have you some the audio? I keep hearing it‘s amazing. My someday re-read plan is a combo (same for my next Harry Potter re-read!) 4mo
Velvetsun @mcipher I haven‘t heard the audio, but I also heard it was great. 4mo
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bullbunny
ILLUMINAE. Expediente_01 (Illuminae 1) | Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff
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1. Both! Love the sci fi fantasy!
2. Galaxy bound, so many places to explore! But Earth isn't bad either
3. Coffee Fuel!
4. Depends on the mood so both
5. I honestly don't know what ASOIAF stands for do lot
6. Maybe Urban Fantasy over Dystopia, I am picky with dystopia. I only like book series tagged so far..
7. Both love my dark materials daemons and androids
8. Reptiles
9. Both
10. YA of course!

@hermyknee

bullbunny Hey @heikemarie seems like we are each others match, since it isn't so secret. Hope this is helpful! 4mo
heikemarie Hey!!! Sounds GREAT to me - I did one too 💜 4mo
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rather_be_reading
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Got this cute little package yesterday!! Thank you so much @StephanieGeiser !!!! I have been wanting to read this FOREVER! and the card and bookmark are so cute!! #litsypenpals

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julesG
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#LitsyWalkers @kaye
#LitsyWalkersBingo

Sunday morning in the middle of the old part of town. It was pretty deserted. I only went because a) #LitsyWalkers, b) the audiobook was so good, c) no coffee at home, so I allowed myself the luxury of a trip to Starbucks. Before I went there, I took a tiny detour past one of my favourite buildings - the red brick one; used to house an Irish pub.

✅Water, although there isn't much in the tiny fountain

LibrarianJen Those buildings are amazing! 4mo
jenniferajanes Beautiful! What an awesome place to walk! I love old buildings. 4mo
saguarosally I‘m busy walking old buildings myself. 4mo
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cobwebmoth How pretty! 4mo
TNbookworm Beautiful! 4mo
readordierachel Wow, that's so lovely and atmospheric! 4mo
Megabooks Beautiful! 4mo
Pricel101 Thanks for sharing, takes me away for minute from the the dreary weather here! 😊❄️ 4mo
RachelO Those are 3 very good reasons for going out. Love seeing more of your old town 🏰 4mo
Cathythoughts Hi Julia ! I see we have the same birthday & I‘d like to send you a birthday 🎁. My email is cathyomah@eircom.net Will you send me your address? Thanks , Cathy. 4mo
julesG @Cathythoughts Oh wow! Well, thanks in advance. Will send you a message right away. 😘😘😘 4mo
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julesG
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This was pretty good. Each page a delight. The full cast audio spot on.

It reminded me of a lot of SciFi I've read and watched, and still it's unique.

Thank you to everyone who recommended this to me, over and over again.

TrishB I surprisingly enjoyed it too 👍🏻 4mo
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Michollio
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I'm not really sure how I feel about this one. The set up was interesting, though I had some issues connecting with the characters. It definitely ended better than I expected once I got into it. I think I'll try out the next one.

#Pop19: Book with no chapters

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BooksAndTea97
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End of the day 2 of #24B4Monday
I finished Illuminae - I did not expect to be blown away with this book since it wasn't as promising in the beginning (other than the interesting format) as it turned out to be in the end.. it literally blew me away.
I'm halfway through Harry Potter and Sara Shepard's Good Girls.
11 hours left to reach the goal.. probably won't reach it, but I'm sure the journey will be fun.
Off to read a bit more b4 bed.

Andrew65 13 hours is a great time, well done. 🙌👍👏 4mo
BooksAndTea97 @Andrew65 thank you 😄 4mo
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Moony
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Oh wow. What a crazy shit ;) It is an special scifi story. Everyone who likes scifi should read it. :)

I'm very all on edge for the next book. 😁

#24B4Monday

Stephaniereads1 This series is amazing and if you can listen to it and have the physical copy it is a performance!!! 4mo
Moony @Stephaniereads1 Oh thanks for the tip! 4mo
Stephaniereads1 You‘re welcome! 4mo
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Andrew65 I need to read these! 4mo
julesG Just 120 pages left. Gah, this is crazy. Also, I hate Aidan. 4mo
Moony @julesG yeeees it's a crazy story but at the end I like it because it is new and it is crazy 😉😂🤣 4mo
BooksAndTea97 I just finished this one for the readathon as well... wasn't what I expected xD It's just so good. 4mo
Moony @BooksAndTea97 oh yes! 4mo
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julesG
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Let the #readathon continue.

Lunch and snacks, books, tea. Kids out of the house. Sun's shining.

#24B4Monday @TheReadingMermaid @Andrew65

Andrew65 All perfect reading conditions. 😊 4mo
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LibrarianRyan
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In the book the hatter is never called “mad” it‘s just implied.

Like the Hatter, Aiden is a product of his environment. Is he mad, or does he just see things differently than we think he should. Is it the mercury poisoning or is it logic? Or are they just mad?

#characterslikealice
#madhatter

EchoLogical I loved this series! Aiden was nuts! 4mo
Melissa_J AIDEN is my favourite ‘character‘ from that trilogy 😊 4mo
julesG Apt! Reading the book right now. Aidan is nuts! 4mo
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Moony
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My choose for #24B4Monday. It isn't black litrature but I have to finish both books because "Illuminae" is a library book and "Cinnamon and gunpowder" I read for #12littens12books.

On sunday I'll go by train 7 hours, so I have enough time to read. ;)

Thx for hosting #24B4Monday @Andrew65 and @TheReadingMermaid ?

Andrew65 Some great choices, good luck. 😊👍 4mo
Moony @Andrew65 thx I hope I finish "Illuminae" today ;) 4mo
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Lindsbooklover93
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Hi everyone! I finished Illumainae on audio while following along with the book. I loved this book! I'm very excited to read the next book next month. I have so many books I want to read. To bad I don't have that much time on my hands. #litsy #kindle #kindlefire #paperwhite #library #bookgeek

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Michollio
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I might have a problem. I've gone to several different branches this week, and I can't seem to leave without checking something out. Often, several somethings. 🙄

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Made this for my lock screen and I am in love. I loved AIDAN so much. Especially with the audio. It was perfection

Shley9225 😱 omg that would make the best lock screen. I may have to copy you now 4mo
TheEmpress @Shley9225 go ahead!!! I love it!! 4mo
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julesG
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It's @Moony's fault I'm starting this. So, dear NetGalley, she's to blame if I don't read a single ARC this week. 😜😜😜😜

#BlameItOnLitsy

ItsAngel Fantastic audiobook! 4mo
julesG @ItsAngel I've read that somewhere here on Litsy. But I wasn't quite sure whether audiobook alone would give me all the information. 4mo
ItsAngel @julesG it does. There is an entire cast of characters. 4mo
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julesG @ItsAngel Thanks. Will try to find it at the library 4mo
Moony 😂😂😂 4mo
LibrarianRyan This goes quicker than it looks. I love this series. 4mo
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Lindsbooklover93
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Hi everyone! I'm doing a reading update. I'm currently listening to the audiobook while following along with it. This is a amazing audio book! I read Illuminae when it first came out. I'm enjoying it so much more on audio. 📚❤ #library #bookgeek #booklover #bookholic #bookhaul #bookhoarder #litsy

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PaulaNovotna
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A masterpiece! Loved the writing, the unique design and format of the book. There are no loose ends, the story falls into place like jigsaw puzzle pieces. I think this is the best book I've read in a long time!

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Dragon
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Thanks for the tag @Eggs , I‘m a bit late #friyayintro @howjessreads 1. Historical romances 2. I have a four day Family Day Weekend 👍 so lots of reading and Netflix 3.Illuminae 4. No tricks 5. Anyone else who wants to be better late than never 🖐

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PaulaNovotna
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My kitty cat loves this book as much as I do!