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Tess of the Road
Tess of the Road | Rachel Hartman
Meet Tess, a brave new heroine from beloved epic fantasy author Rachel Hartman. In the medieval kingdom of Goredd, women are expected to be ladies, men are their protectors, and dragons get to be whomever they want. Tess, stubbornly, is a troublemaker. You can't make a scene at your sister's wedding and break a relative's nose with one punch (no matter how pompous he is) and not suffer the consequences. As her family plans to send her to a nunnery, Tess yanks on her boots and sets out on a journey across the Southlands, alone and pretending to be a boy. Where Tess is headed is a mystery, even to her. So when she runs into an old friend, it's a stroke of luck. This friend is a quigutl--a subspecies of dragon--who gives her both a purpose and protection on the road. But Tess is guarding a troubling secret. Her tumultuous past is a heavy burden to carry, and the memories she's tried to forget threaten to expose her to the world in more ways than one. Returning to the fascinating world she created in the award-winning and New York Times bestselling Seraphina, Rachel Hartman introduces readers to a new character and a new quest, pushing the boundaries of genre once again in this wholly original fantasy.
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DebinHawaii
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#QuotsyJan20 #weight

I‘ve not read this book but I like this quote about the meaning and weight of words. 🖊📑

TK-421 Love this! ❤️ 3w
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Nitpickyabouttrains
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Mehso-so

I read this one because it was on the npr best of list for 2018. Middle grade quest book. Some cool stuff, but overall found it a little slow.

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Clare-Dragonfly
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I loved this! It‘s the story of a girl (the half sister of the main character from Seraphina) who goes on a quest with her best friend from childhood. But it‘s also about gender, sex, motherhood, religion, sisterhood, love, and so many other things. I think it stands well on its own without the need to read Seraphina and Shadow Scale.

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Clare-Dragonfly
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…there were more similarities between nun and whore than she could have guessed.

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CaseyTheCanadianLesbrarian
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Bailedbailed

I loved Seraphina, was disappointed in Shadow Scale, and am just bored to tears by this third book set in the universe. Oh well! #YA #Fantasy

SW-T There are plenty more books to read 📚😊💕 10mo
suzisteffen Oh no! I have it on my list of books to read this year sometime, but I think it might‘ve just slipped a few notches. 😭🐲 10mo
Clare-Dragonfly Oh, too bad! I‘m really enjoying it. 10mo
CaseyTheCanadianLesbrarian @Clare-Dragonfly Glad you're liking it! I can totally see how others would like it, it just really wasn't grabbing me. 10mo
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Clare-Dragonfly
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Malcontempt, aflictionado… I am forcibly reminded of Dogberry, and I like it. #unexpectedshakespeare

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Clare-Dragonfly
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OK—that decision I understand 😂☠️

Weaponxgirl I feel that is a word worth stealing 😆 10mo
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Clare-Dragonfly
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I‘m really enjoying this even though I don‘t understand any of Tess‘s decisions.

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GatheringBooks
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#QuotsyMar19 Day 21: #Ambitious goo sounds about right. I enjoyed Hartman‘s Seraphina, and I know she excels in epic chunkster fantasy novels. Looking forward to reading this one.

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BooksandStitches
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This is Stitches! My reader in training. He mostly like fantasy books, because he dreams of becoming a dragon!🐲🐉#TessoftheRoad

Laura317 Welcome to Litsy! Stitches is adorable. 11mo
Ericalambbrown Too cute! 💕 Welcome to Litsy! 😊❤️📚 11mo
TheLibrarian Welcome to Litsy!! 11mo
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ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled Yes!!! He IS a dragon!! 🐉 11mo
BooksandStitches Thank you, for the warm welcome! Stitches the dragon and I appreciate it! 11mo
Redwritinghood 👋🏻👋🏻 11mo
CrowCAH Welcome to the Litsy family!!! 📚 11mo
Megabooks Welcome to Litsy!! 👋🏻📚 11mo
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candority Welcome to Litsy! 📚 11mo
RaimeyGallant Hi Stitches! And welcome to Litsy! #LitsyWelcomeWagon Some of us put together Litsy tips to help new Littens navigate the site. It's the link in my bio on my page in case you need it. Or if you prefer how-to videos, @chelleo put some together at the link in her bio. 11mo
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ValkyrieAndHerBooks What a wonderful reading buddy! I too have dreams of one day becoming a dragon! 🐉Welcome to Litsy!📚🎉💕 11mo
PurpleyPumpkin Welcome to Litsy! It‘s a great community and I hope you enjoy it here. Looking forward to seeing more pictures of Stitches. 😉 11mo
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BooksandStitches @PurpleyPumpkin Thanks! Right now Stitches is in his own personal library. 11mo
rubyslippersreads He's already a very handsome dragon! Welcome to Litsy! 😊 11mo
DarcysMom Stitches is a handsome fellow! Welcome to Litsy! 🤩 11mo
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DebinHawaii Welcome to Litsy!! 🎉📚🎉Hope you and Stitches are enjoying it here! 🐲💚 11mo
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Mccartershanon
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LOVED this and my emotions are A MESS 😭

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Rudis
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#anewchapter #shadow Tess lives most of her life in the shadow of one sister or another, and it‘s not until she strikes out on her own that she learns who she is.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Sounds good!! ❣️ 13mo
vkois88 Oooh I love the way this looks 13mo
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chlolovesbooks
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4/5 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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kgriffith
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Finished this audio while throwing together experimental rice and beans before getting down to finishing my flash cards to prepare for my anthropology final. Handwriting them helps my info retention so much, but I am so grateful that I‘ll be able to type my exam: my hands and wrists are asking for many breaks as we get through the stack.

Eggbeater Good luck on your exam! 13mo
AlaMich I loved anthropology! I entered college as an anthro major because I had delusions of unearthing ancient Egyptian artifacts! 😂😂😂😂 13mo
BethFishReads Haha. My PhD is in physical anthropology & genetics. Good luck 13mo
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kgriffith
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“Now though? I hate how ungrateful I sound, but I find the idea insulting. As if you were saying, ‘All your pain was a mistake: here, have everything back.‘ Except it wouldn‘t be everything: not the time, not the suffering, not the thousand ways I‘ve changed. . . I wouldn‘t wish for this, Tess... but I‘m not sure I‘d wish it away, either.”
Appreciate the dis/ability rep in this one, and how it can be read to parallel queerness here.

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chlolovesbooks
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Finished my first semester of college! lol 💜🙏 Praise Bless



Currently reading Tess Of The Road

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kgriffith
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Last assignments turned in! Semester is complete but for my self-schedule final, which I‘m going to study for this weekend and travel to campus to take on Monday. Eep! Listening to my book for a bit to decompress before bed.

BethFishReads I really liked this in audio 13mo
LauraBeth 🙌🙌🎉🎉 13mo
kgriffith @BethFishReads I‘m enjoying it. I sometimes feel like YA titles in particular are overdramatized, but she does a wonderful job of narrating the various characters without tipping over into voice acting. 13mo
BethFishReads 👌 13mo
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Sweetkokoro
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Finally finished this one up and I have to say I absolutely fell in love with it. Tess is such an amazing character, just a normal girl going through life and finding herself. I love that the end was left open for more tales to be told of her journey and I really hope that there will be more, I want to know where the road takes Tess.

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kgriffith
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Class attendance concluded for the semester. Now to finish all of the things to turn in before finals.
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bookishkris Oh, the Mothership! See you in May for my 20th reunion 13mo
kgriffith @bookishkris How exciting! Be sure to look me up :) 13mo
bookishkris @kgriffith will do! 13mo
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kgriffith
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#audiocooking Sunday: fish chowder and a title that came highly recommended from one of my local teen librarian friends.

RealLifeReading That looks so good! 14mo
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Sweetkokoro
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I‘m 50% through this book and I actually really love it. Tess is a flawed female character, she isn‘t the last witch, or the greatest sorceress or holds some great forgotten power, like so many stories that revolve around female MCs which is why I don‘t read many female MCs books they bore me with the cliche types. But this, Tess is a screw up, makes wrong choices & now has to deal with them, she is a normal girl learning who she is & I love that!

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thewallflower0707
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I stopped reading this one at page 220, not only because it was so boring, but also because I got so annoyed by every single detail. I don‘t like Tess, I don‘t like the world, and the plot is non-existent. Tess runs around, makes one stupid mistakes after the other, misogyny is everywhere, and there are no dragons but other weird creatures 🙄. I have to think of my #goodreadschallenge!
#DNF #stoppedreading

rachelsbrittain I found this one pretty frustrating, too 1y
Gissy Yaik! I have this one! 😱😳 1y
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thewallflower0707
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I am stuck with Tess of the Road right now. I knew beforehand that it wasn‘t plot heavy and focuses more on character work, but it didn‘t prepare me for how slow and confusing it will be. #youngadult #fantasy #reading #process

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juliannebenford
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My favourite book so far this year. Tess is a runaway, a girl walking down a road, seeking a reason to keep going, processing trauma and coming to terms with her patriarchal society and religious upbringing. It's a fantasy novel with very little fast-paced action but I was gripped. It's sad, hopeful, devastating, magical and beautiful. Best enjoyed after Seraphina and Shadow Scale so you understand the context.

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BookishTrish
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Best of the month: the tagged read, The Secret History, The Cabin at the End of the World

emilyhaldi Secret History is one of my all time favs 🙌🏻 1y
BookishTrish @emilyhaldi Me too! Tartt narrates the audiobook. Have you heard it? It‘s wonderful 1y
emilyhaldi No but I‘ve heard she narrates and have been wanting to take a listen!!! Someday!! 1y
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violetmoon
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I enjoyed this book! Love the character's development and can't wait to see her facing a new adventure!

juliannebenford Just finished this and I loved it! Can't wait for the next one 😊 1y
violetmoon Me too!!! 😍 1y
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BookishTrish
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I love love loved this book. Tess was such a human protagonist - so full of passion and conviction and stubbornness. She grew and changed and became even more herself. So sorry to turn the last page.

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BookishTrish
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We have guests arriving for 10 days in a matter time f hours so I should be cleaning, but not before I say a reluctant goodbye to Tess ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

Cortg I‘m in the same boat! They come on Sunday. I‘m 80% done with the basement (where the guest room / bath is) and then to tackle the main level. I‘m in major audiobook mode! 😆 1y
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BookishTrish
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Torn between wanting to see what happens and never wanting it to end #negroni

CaseyTheCanadianLesbrarian oooo wanna read this one too! 1y
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juliannebenford
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I loved Seraphina and the sequel Shadow Scale so much that Rachel Hartman is now a #newautobuyauthor. I have put a hold on this from the library though! #AuginBooks18

SMayWrites This looks amazing! 1y
juliannebenford @SMayWrites I'm really enjoying it so far! 1y
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BookishTrish
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Well played, Mother Nature #decklife

sudi What a view 😍😍😍 1y
AmyG Gorgeous 1y
RavenLovelyReads Beautiful! 1y
CouronneDhiver Oh wow! That‘s absolutely beautiful 1y
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BookishTrish
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LizzieChantree Brilliant photo! 1y
imabusybee Aww its Meeko 😍 1y
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Meeko93 Absolutely awesome ❤😊 1y
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DeleteAcct So cool! 1y
LeahBergen Cute! 1y
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Burghbookaddict 😍😂 I love how he's suspiciously checking you out 1y
Lcsmcat Awww! Such a cutie! 1y
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CouronneDhiver Awww 🖤 Cutie! 1y
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BookishTrish
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Quick chapter before work

Tanisha_A 😍 1y
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Weisubei
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This is an example of a slow book with a very enticing storytelling. It's amazing reading how much Tess grows up from the first chapter until the end. When I imagine the story will stop, it just keeps throwing things at you unexpectedly.
Super love it!

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Weisubei
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Ddzmini Nice 👍🏼 😋📖 2y
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BookishTrish
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It‘s hard to get much reading done when a pod of orcas is showing off next to the ferry. ❤️❤️❤️

CouronneDhiver 😍😍😍 2y
Reggie Wow!!!! 2y
BookishTrish @CouronneDhiver @Reggie Thanks! It was incredible. 2y
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BookishTrish
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Rainy day reading at the pub

Chellebearss Great view! 2y
BrittanyReads Beautiful 2y
VeganCleopatra Where is this beautiful place? 2y
BookishTrish Saturnac Island, BC @VeganCleopatra 2y
VeganCleopatra I should've known it was British Columbia! It was either that or Washington state. So beautiful. 2y
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BookishTrish
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Back from our island vacation and reading. I‘ll post holiday photos later today.

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Lindy
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In the same dragon fantasy world as Seraphina, first in a duology about 17-yr-old Tess, who runs away to avoid being shut in a convent. Her adventures on the road, disguised as a boy, with her companion Pathka (a sentient reptile) reminded me of Don Quixote: her imagination stoked by pirate tales; her kind heart wracked with guilt for the frequent—unintended—harm she causes through her contrariness, impulsiveness & quick temper. #audiobook 🇨🇦

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Lindy
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From my house to the site in the river valley where Edmonton‘s outdoor Shakespeare festival takes place, it‘s 45 minutes each way on foot (about 4 km) mostly along wooded paths and then a footbridge across the North Saskatchewan. Perfect for #audiowalking.

keys_on_fire Beautiful! 2y
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Lindy
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“She solved the shirt problem with her little knife, making a nick in her chemise at mid thigh level, and tearing the fabric along the bias. Years of sewing hadn‘t been for nothing.”
Oops. The author could have used a sewing lesson, or perhaps she had meant to write “along the grain.” Fabric will not rip easily along the bias, nor is it likely that Tess‘ chemise would have been made with the bias positioned horizontally.

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Rudis
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Finally read the book that got me curious about the Seraphina series to begin with. While Tess as a character is so different from her sister, that didn‘t stop the novel from being wonderful in its own right. I loved how Tess grew throughout the book, and how you get the sense at the end of the book that she isn‘t done growing yet.

hermyknee I loved Seraphina! ♥️ 2y
ladym30 Great cover!! 2y
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Rudis
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#bookhaul When a friend is in town, and wants to go to the bookstore, who am I to say no? Especially when there‘s a Buy 3, Get the 4th free sale! (The socks say “fuck off, I‘m reading”)

Suzze Fabulous socks! 2y
Bianca I have the same socks! 2y
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Johanna414
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I had seven boxes of books waiting for me when I started back to work today! I spent a good chunk of my day getting them ready to go out on the shelves. Here‘s batch 1! #newbooks #librariansoflitsy #schoollibrarians #schoollibraries

ephemeralwaltz Nice!! 2y
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introvertedbooks
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This is why i hate being in charger of processing #youngadult novels. I want to take this one home so badly but I have so many others to read first. 🙁 #fantasy #tbr #thatcover

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