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Ash Princess
Ash Princess | Laura Sebastian
For fans of Victoria Aveyard's Red Queen and Sabaa Tahir's An Ember in the Ashes, Ash Princess is an epic new fantasy about a throne cruelly stolen and a girl who must fight to take it back for her people. Theodosia was six when her country was invaded and her mother, the Fire Queen, was murdered before her eyes. On that day, the Kaiser took Theodosia's family, her land, and her name. Theo was crowned Ash Princess--a title of shame to bear in her new life as a prisoner. For ten years Theo has been a captive in her own palace. She's endured the relentless abuse and ridicule of the Kaiser and his court. She is powerless, surviving in her new world only by burying the girl she was deep inside. Then, one night, the Kaiser forces her to do the unthinkable. With blood on her hands and all hope of reclaiming her throne lost, she realizes that surviving is no longer enough. But she does have a weapon: her mind is sharper than any sword. And power isn't always won on the battlefield. For ten years, the Ash Princess has seen her land pillaged and her people enslaved. That all ends here.
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Bookfan1414
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I am suffering my way through sub par fantasy fiction lately…. This was okay enough for me to look for the next book. Not good enough to buy it… 😕😕😕😕😕😕😕😕😕

KristiAhlers I hate it when I get into a genre reading slump. I just started For the Throne by Hannah Whitten. So far I‘m loving it. 4mo
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Lunarstar27
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This book is awesome I will be reading the whole series

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MommyOfTwo
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My happy place. It‘s a bit warm this morning tho. 84F feels like 91 and rising. We have storms on the way so I guess I‘ll sit out here while I can. What‘s the weather like by you?

katy4peas Nice and hot here too! Moved my sister yesterday in 94F heat. 🥵 reading is much better! 1y
MommyOfTwo @katy4peas oh boy, I bet that was horrible moving when it‘s that hot out. 1y
katy4peas @MommyOfTwo yeah! Luckily, it was just one room of stuff. It took us a couple of hours to pack and move it. The heat was nasty, but the amount of stuff could have been much worse. The main moving day a month or so ago had gorgeous weather and we were incredibly lucky. I would much rather read with some iced tea on a hot day like that! 1y
Tamra Blessedly cooler with some rain forecasted, which we desperately need! Poor trees. 😢 1y
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Alfrazier21
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Panpan

I wanted to love this one, but it just wasn‘t for me. I struggled with how ‘back and forth‘ Theo was on absolutely everything. She really frustrated me.

I really enjoyed this round of #LMPBC 📚 @Endowarrior21 I‘ll get this in the mail for you on Monday.

@CaraTK @CareBear @suvata

AkashaVampie I love the cover!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 2y
Alfrazier21 @AkashaVampie It does have a great cover!! 2y
Endowarrior21 Do you send this out yet? If so can you please and thank you send the tracking to my email JessiNoel21@gmail.com thank you. 2y
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Alfrazier21 @Endowarrior21 I did send it! Let me see if I can find the tracking number. 2y
Endowarrior21 @Alfrazier21 I just got home and it was in my mailbox thank you. 2y
Alfrazier21 @Endowarrior21 oh good!! I was gonna say it should have been there by now, but sometimes media mail can take forever!! Glad you received it. 2y
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Chrissyreadit
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Nicole I‘m starting with the books! Thank you so much I love your choices! And the “atmosphere” of seeing them together 😘 #heas #happilyeverafterswap

LazyOwl Oooh, Truthwitch is really good. I hope you enjoy. 2y
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Endowarrior21
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I sent this out to you today @CareBear #lmpbc #groupF

CareBear Got it today! 😍 2y
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SmartSassery
Ash Princess | Laura Sebastian
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It's crazy. It's been so hard to focus on reading this year. I have manages to get almost 50 books in, but I wanted more. Hehehe. With all the surgery and physical therapy, there was just a lot of sleeping. Then the decision fatigue from this crazy as.. year. Did anyone else have the same issue getting through books? They were still an escape, lots of rereading this year for me. This design came to me over it all. 💜

CaliforniaCay Same here! I usually read about 30 a year. My goal this year was 50 but I'll be finishing at right around 20. Im a bit disappointed but I also had surgery earlier this year and have to keep reminding myself...this wasn't a normal year for anyone! 2y
SmartSassery @CaliforniaCay it's silly, we'd never say these things to someone else. But we surely criticize ourselves this way with a quickness. 💜 Thank you for the perspective. 😊 Not normal is putting is extremely easy. 🤣 I hope you're healing well and feeling so much better. 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Yes!! My reading has been totally off!! 2y
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Endowarrior21
Ash Princess | Laura Sebastian
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I loved this book. I loved the world and the history and religion/gods were so interesting. I also really liked the characters and can‘t wait to read the second and third books in the series. Although I loved this book, I couldn't give it 5 🌟, because for the first 200 pages was it was very slow. Still, I loved this book and would totally recommend it, especially if you like Sarah J. Maas. More in the comments.

Endowarrior21 But if you think about picking this book up, keep in mind that it is very dark and has some torture scenes, murder, blood and stuff like that...
2y
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Endowarrior21
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#LMPBC #Round10 #GroupF @CareBear @CaraTK @Alfrazier21 I am half through my pick I wrote and highlighted in the beginning but I got into the book and maybe done it a few times lol.

Alfrazier21 I‘m excited to read this one!! 2y
CaraTK @Endowarrior21 this is my first book swap and I have no idea how to do this lol. So looking forward to reading your pick and whatever comments you have! 2y
Endowarrior21 @CaraTK awww it‘s so fun I love doing these book reading swaps I get to read books I have not or would not. 2y
Endowarrior21 @Alfrazier21 it‘s getting good I am on page 146 and I am glad I stayed with it seeing the first 100 where a little bit slow. 2y
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Ash.on.the.line
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Between a pick and a so so. Interesting concept, but don‘t like that it has that feeling of a love triangle. I have the second one so I‘ll try and see where it goes. Curious about where the friendship between Thora and Cress lead to after their falling out, if that‘s the right word. 😂
#bookspinbingo

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 2y
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ofg
Ash Princess | Laura Sebastian
Pickpick

Probably my favorite book

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Gdsjenny
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Highly recommended by my teen, who is reading the third one. I enjoyed itmore than I thought I would and look forward to the rest.

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literarymermaid
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I love this book! I'm not usually one for fantasy but Ash Princess is really well done. There's a full review up on the blog today (www.allmybalancingacts.com). I love fairytale retelling, but this is NOT a Cinderella retelling or sequel or anything. I can't wait to get my hands on the next two books in the trilogy!

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Serenity_Within86
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🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
Can't wait to read the sequel!!!

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Serenity_Within86
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NOT MOVING UNTIL IM DONE

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Serenity_Within86
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Justed stated

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DieAReader
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Impulse e-book buys to add to my #MountTBR. In my defence, altogether they only cost me $9. 🥰😻😬📚🤣🤷🏻‍♀️🎶💖

SmartSassery Those ebook deals destroy any attempt at a sane TBR stack. I just don't count ebooks anymore. 😂 That daughter of Sherlock homes looks good though. May I please ask where the deal was. I just landed ash princess for $.99 on Google myself. 3y
DieAReader @SmartSassery I bought them on Kobo through a BookBub.com daily deals email. They were not all on sale, but I couldn‘t resist! I count my e-books in my TBR & reading goals but do NOT have a categorized list of all of them. It‘s a project I keep meaning to get to lol. I do have a list of all physical books I own however. 📚🤯🤣💖 3y
SmartSassery Bookbub is life‼️I count them in gold and reads but not my TBR. I've tried to do that but keep quitting. 😂 The Kindle now has collections which are super cool, but not every thing is on Amazon. I've been looking at using the My Library app. It's a project. 3y
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Ash.on.the.line
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Guess who just took her last final of the semester?! 🙋🏻‍♀️
Guess who is going to try and pack in as many books as possible while on a short break?! 🙋🏻‍♀️
I‘m very excited to have more reading time guys! Maybe I can actually check Litsy more since I miss you all so much! 😭🤪
And yes I am sitting in front of my shelf trying to decide what books to read! It‘s my happy place! 🧘🏻‍♀️

umbrellagirl Sounds like a great plan! 3y
marleed Enjoy your break! 3y
Sleepswithbooks That‘s the best feeling - no more finals!!!! Happy “burrow into a book” time 📖🍪💛 3y
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ChasingOm Congrats!! 3y
Tanisha_A Happy times! 3y
OnlyYoo Congrats! Lol it‘s so nice to relax and not have to stress anymore 😊 3y
Nute Very cute photo of you! You look so happy! 3y
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dakotamclane
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A bit of a heavy read, but well worth it. The story was fantastic and kept me reeled in all the way through. The world Sebastian built is super interesting and clearly well thought out and I can‘t wait to get into Lady Smoke next.

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Brittybuhh
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I finally got the courage to try and paint my book edges and they turned out beautiful!!

Branwen OMG! SO PRETTY! Do you mind sharing how you did it? I would love to do this to some books! 3y
Brittybuhh @Branwen all I did was tape off the edges of the cover, weigh down the book with a 5lb weight and paint the edges with acrylic paint! Then after it was dry I just bent the pages to crack the paint since it dries all stuck together and then fanned the pages a bunch to make sure they weren‘t stuck together! There‘s a LOT of YouTube videos on how to do it! That‘s how I learned! 3y
Branwen @Brittybuhh That's fantastic! Thank you so much! I'm going to try it out! 3y
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Brittybuhh @branwen you‘re welcome!! 3y
ReaperOfTerrasen I love the Ash Princess Trilogy, can't wait til next week for #3 3y
Brittybuhh @ReaperOfTerrasen I know I‘m soooo excited!!! 3y
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Bookish_Gal
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Slow start gave way to an inciting story. Theodosia has gotten caught by the attention of Prinz Søren, and love, while trying to escape his fathers rule over her country, and over her. Theo‘s story of going from a surviving ash lamb to a ferocious fire Queen was of standing big up for yourself and tour country depending on you.

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Bookish_Gal
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Oh My Gosh this book is amazing!! Lady Thora, aka the Last Princess Theodosia of Astrea, is finally getting her powerful mind to work! The Kaiser invaded and took over her land, killing her mother the Fire Queen, and made Thora his little play thing to break and show at events that he‘s conquered this land. Now the Prinz is interested in her. Her mind is sharper then any sword. Can‘t wait to watch her rebel.

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SarieFae
Ash Princess | Laura Sebastian
Pickpick

Held me captive love medieval worlds this was a fresh take on a princess story line.

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Mimi13
Ash Princess | Laura Sebastian

“I‘m a frightened shadow of a girl. I‘m a fractured mind and a trembling body. I am a prisoner.”—page 29

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xxjenadanxx
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I‘ve had this on my kindle for ages but only just got around to reading it because I needed a book with a crown on the cover, and I‘m mad at myself for waiting for so long. It‘s really really good. BUT it also reads very similar to Throne of Glass by Sarah J Maas and another book I can‘t think of at this moment. I can‘t wait to see what happens next in the series though.

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annieftbooks
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I really enjoyed this book. I think it's not original, I mean, Theo has lost her kingdom and her family and the love interest helps her to take it back... but I enjoyed it anyway.

So, I loved Theo as a character, though I didn't like the secondary characters. I hope that changes in the second book. But she is so strong, she captivated me. The plot was simple, but that's not a reason for it to be bad. I think Theo made it good.

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annieftbooks
Ash Princess | Laura Sebastian

I hate Blaise and I don't like any secondary character. I like Theo tho, and the plot isn't bad. Not original, but not bad. Idk, I feel like there are some things that could be much better.

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SmartSassery
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This Ash Princess looked really good. I hope it turns out to be another amazing series. As you can see the Tweedle won the majority of this book haul. 😂 Although she picked a Gris Grimly version of Pinocchio. I collect all his works. 🖤

#HPBHaul

Jee_HookedOnBookz Beautiful binds! 3y
SmartSassery @Jee_HookedOnBookz They really are. 💜 Thanks! 😍 3y
BooknerdsLife Such a beautiful photo and those gorgeous spines!! 😍😍💙💖📚 3y
SmartSassery @BooknerdsLife Aww. Thank you so very much! 💜 3y
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EchoLogical
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I hit a serious slump a few weeks ago and haven't read any books since. Trying to get back into it with this one. Anyone read it?

Samplergal No I haven‘t, but your baby is loving it! ❤️❤️❤️ 3y
Cathythoughts Cosy 💕💕💕 3y
Tamra Cutie 3y
Liatrek Awe baby is so cute ❤️ 3y
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nitalibrarian
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Getting into bed to read. And sleep eventually? 📖🐕😴

TrishB Gorgeous Doggo 🐶 3y
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Claireluana
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I haven‘t had much time to read lately but I made it through this one, which I loved! Can‘t wait for Lady Smoke!

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hmgbrdhart
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This is a YA novel but the brutality and desolation in some parts brought me to tears. When Thora/Theo‘s country is conquered, her mother the queen killed and her people enslaved, the Kaiser decides to keep her as a prisoner rather than killing her. He uses every opportunity to brutalize, ridicule and shame her. 10 years later, he forces her to do something so horrible, it propels her on a mission to make him & all his people pay.

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SassenachTheBookWizard
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Refreshed! Ready for book two soon!

Enchanted_Bibliophile Those covers 🤤 4y
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SassenachTheBookWizard
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Time to reread Ash Princess so I can get to Lady Smoke next month

kamoorephoto You‘re in for a ride!! I loved the new book!!! 😻💓 4y
xxjenadanxx I have Ash Princess just waiting on my kindle! Maybe it‘s time to pick it up :) 4y
SassenachTheBookWizard @xxjenadanxx I would! Real solid fantasy 4y
xxjenadanxx @SassenachTheBookWizard I love a good Fantasy story and a pretty cover. Maybe when I finish the book I‘m reading now! 4y
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kellyann28
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😭😭😭

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whynotdot
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We are not defined by the things we do in order to survive. We do not apologize for them...Maybe they have broken you, but you are a sharper weapon because of it. And it is time you strike.

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kellyann28
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Thanks for the tag @Johanna414
1. Riding my bike through our back woods and going two streets down to my best friend's house all summer long!
2. 1 older sister
3. About a year ago
4. Tagged book is nearest me!
5. @cbee @CoffeeNBooks
#wondrouswednesday @eggs

Eggs Lovely memories! Thanks for playing 🤗🌺 4y
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kellyann28
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Bought a new book while on vacation since I'm sure I will finish the one I brought. You know, just in case ;)

TheBookKeepers I‘m excited to see what you think of this one! It‘s been on my radar too! Hope ur enjoying ur trip 😍 4y
kellyann28 @TheBookKeepers I think I will end up starting this one tomorrow! We are having a great time! 😊 4y
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Jennakaitlyn_22
Ash Princess | Laura Sebastian
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Really enjoyed this book and can‘t wait for the next in the series! Beautifully written, fast paced plot, and in depth characters.

I did struggle with frustration at several of the characters and there choices. Even though it was described and explained, i still struggled to understand their reasoning behind the choices they made.

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StarsBish
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Mehso-so

I quite enjoyed this one, there were just a few niggles that didn't make it quite as amazing as I wanted it to be. I'm interested to read the second instalment to see if it takes it up a notch. I think what's missing from it is a bit of grit. The main character has been through a traumatic event and I don't quite feel empathetic enough towards her yet.

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mylifeas_marissa
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I've really been getting into books where the female protagonist saves herself and this is definitely a good read. I can't wait for the sequel Lady Smoke.

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Coffee_house_booknook
Ash Princess | Laura Sebastian
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This was the second fantasy type novel I have read as I just recently got into fantasy and this one was something I could not put down! I cannot wait for the second one to release!

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iread2much
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Mehso-so

This books started super strong, and was highly realistic for a YA novel about the situation a captured Princess finds herself in. But I thought the romance was a bit rushed and I had real trouble believing that the most evil of evil men wouldn‘t notice some big changes. I won‘t read the rest of the series, but it was good for about 60% of the book.

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BookishBlonde12
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“In a land without a Queen. The Princess must rise.”

Theodosia was six when her country was invaded and her mother, the Fire Queen, was murdered right before her eyes. The evil Kaiser who took Theo‘s mother‘s, land, and her name and crowned her the Ash Princess. A title that brought shame and made her the Kaiser‘s prisoner.

For ten years she has watched the Kaiser pillage her land and enslave her people. That ends now.

3.5 ✨‘s

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RyeAnnUh
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Long time Litsy friends! I have been busy doing book things! Im opening a bookstore! 😁 Itll be a storefront in Wichita KS! So if any of you are in the area or pass through be on the lookout sometime soon for it! Check out my website as well! I am blogging about my books and bookhauls- like I will do here too- I also have tons of links to Amazon that will help support me- it will give me a % if whatever you purchase for no extra cost to you!

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Librarybelle
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Lots of #bookmail the last couple days! Thanks to Barnes and Noble for the 50% off sale over Labor Day and my #BOTM .

Graciouswarriorprincess I loved the Bookshop of Yesterday‘s and the author is here on Litsy. Happy reading! 4y
The_Heeler_Booklife I loved how B&N had their 50% off sale last week. They were out of two books I wanted and they ordered them for me to the store and I got them yesterday for last week‘s sale price. I also picked up Ash Princess. Btw ACOFAS is great and super funny. I kind of wish I picked Crossed Her Heart this month for BOTM. 4y
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Librarybelle @allthingskayla What a great experience with B&N! That was so nice that the honored the sale. Thanks! 4y
The_Heeler_Booklife @Librarybelle I was a little nervous that they wouldn‘t honor it since I was told last week that they would, but then on the phone they said it was iffy. 4y
ravenlee I broke my buying ban to go to the store for the sale, and then they were out of the two I wanted most! So then I had to break it again to order the two - Circe and The Bookshop of Yesterdays. PS - don‘t tell my husband about the two I ordered! 4y
Librarybelle @ravenlee My lips are sealed! 🤐 4y
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MartinaLove
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4.5/5 stars

This book was dark and amazing at the same time.

I was on the edge of my chair. I cried, I was scared, shocked and the story made me sick but don't get me wrong. It was a good enchanting and dark story but be aware of mental and physical abuse and rape.
I like that there was a hint of magic, hopefully we get to see more of it in the sequel.
If you liked An Ember In The Ashes and The Falling Kingdom series you will love Ash Princess.

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MartinaLove
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Currently reading Ash Princess and loving it so far! 👸