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Furyborn
Furyborn | Claire Legrand
The stunningly original, must-read fantasy of 2018 follows two fiercely independent young women, centuries apart, who hold the power to save their world...or doom it.When assassins ambush her best friend, Rielle Dardenne risks everything to save him, exposing herself as one of a pair of prophesied queens: a queen of light, and a queen of blood. To prove she is the Sun Queen, Rielle must endure seven elemental magic trials. If she fails, she will be executed...unless the trials kill her first.One thousand years later, the legend of Queen Rielle is a fairy tale to Eliana Ferracora. A bounty hunter for the Undying Empire, Eliana believes herself untouchable--until her mother vanishes. To find her, Eliana joins a rebel captain and discovers that the evil at the empire's heart is more terrible than she ever imagined.As Rielle and Eliana fight in a cosmic war that spans millennia, their stories intersect, and the shocking connections between them ultimately determine the fate of their world--and of each other.
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monibookishnerd
Furyborn (Empirium, #1) | Claire Legrand
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The first third of the book was tiresome. The first 50 pages I struggled to connect with the story as I felt thrown into it due it's fast pace.
This story was mainly told from two POVs, alternating between Elaina's and Rielle's.
Though I sometimes was annoyed by the narrative I enjoyed the writing style and was impressed by the worldbuilding

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Meshell1313
Furyborn | Claire Legrand
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#alphabetgame #letterF Loving this game! For this letter I went with Legrand‘s Furyborn series!

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Thanks for playing 💕 6mo
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Ddzmini
Furyborn | Claire Legrand
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This was a super fast read I really enjoyed this and will be getting the second book 📖🤗

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Ddzmini
Furyborn | Claire Legrand
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Starting this book that has been on my tbr for ??? 🤨📖

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heylookitssarah
Furyborn (Empirium, #1) | Claire Legrand
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I wish people talked about this series more, it is SO good!! a ton of fantasy and dystopian fun with a really cool twist. please, read it if you like fantasy in the slightest.

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Lizzie2219
Furyborn (Empirium, #1) | Claire Legrand
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Spending a nice day reading outside hopefully wont burn😂

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asterese
Furyborn (Empirium, #1) | Claire Legrand
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"Some say the Queen was frightened in her last moments. But I like to think that she was angry."

Mail sure takes forever to reach this side of the world, but these bookmarks finally arrived after a 2-month wait. ?

mavey 👌🏻💪🏻 2y
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cewilf
Furyborn | Claire Legrand
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I really want to multitask and read about 3 other books at once 😂 but I am continuing with #bookspin 20 tonight and cannot wait for the weekend.

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cewilf
Furyborn | Claire Legrand
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This one has been on my shelf for a while, and it‘s #bookspin number 20 for the month! I love a good trilogy.

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FantasyChick
Furyborn | Claire Legrand
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Reread needed before jumping into the rest of the series to remind me. I just love this world, this story and the characters. I think I liked it better the second time around. Happy to have the refresh before finally diving into the next book that's been judging me for more than a year 🤣

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#TBRRead #WinterGames #MerryReaders #bookspinbingo #crushtherush #ProgressItDecember

@Clwojick @TheAromaofBooks @Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick @Andrew65

Andrew65 👏👏👏 2y
TheAromaofBooks Love this cover!! 2y
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FantasyChick
Furyborn | Claire Legrand
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I still have a LOT of books I want to finish before the year is up. Quite a few are rereads because the series has or is soon to be complete and I can't remember how they left off and a lot are in progress books I want to check off. I'm not kidding myself thinking I'm going to get to them all but these are going to be what I draw from....I hope...for the #WinterGames

Wish me luck 😂

#merryreaders #crushtherush #feastmode #24b4monday

jb72 Great list! Good luck 🍀 2y
FantasyChick Gonna add in A Christmas Carol and Hark! The Herald Angels Scream for some group reads too! 2y
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Read4life Looks good! 2y
Clwojick Good luck! I almost put my best friends exorcism on my list too, but it didn‘t make the cut. Lol. 2y
Hestapleton Just here to say I LOVE Alma Katsu!!! 2y
Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick I liked The Hunger and My Best Friend's Exorcism. Is that The Devil in the White City I see in your stack? 2y
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ShelbyA7
Furyborn | Claire Legrand
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Book #28 - This series isn‘t talked about enough. Although I wasn‘t a huge fan of the storyline switch for every chapter, I really like the two stories and how they intertwine. I was more excited to read Eliana‘s chapters. Ready to start the next one!

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selinaansshelf
Furyborn (Empirium, #1) | Claire Legrand

“You believe too easily,“ Eliana muttered.
“And you don't believe enough.“
“Belief doesn't keep you alive.“
“But given time, it can win wars.“

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selinaansshelf
Furyborn (Empirium, #1) | Claire Legrand

“Sometimes your darkness shines so brightly that I want to devour you. Maybe if I have enough of you, that light you shine will stave off the wickedness that lives inside of me.“

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selinaansshelf
Furyborn (Empirium, #1) | Claire Legrand

“We all have darkness inside us, Rielle,“ he said, his voice rough. “That is what it means to be human.“

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Bookish_Gal
Furyborn | Claire Legrand
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Mehso-so

Overall a good story, and I was surprised that the two different timelines worked out the way they did. The characters lacked real depth and growth, though it was there minutely. The world building felt like it missed a step. Lots of potential, but there‘s so many places named, but not a part of the story. The final 100 pages really took off, and may try the sequel just to see how Rielle and Eliana end up going next as their respective Queen type

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Bookish_Gal
Furyborn | Claire Legrand
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Halfway thoughts. I really love the diversity of these two women. Rielle of the past, trying to prove her power as the (possible) Sun Queen, as Eliana of the present, just trying to survive not as a part of the resistance of the empire. It‘s still something new to accept that these two stories are desolate from the other. The different ways these two live and fight for what they believe in. A slower read then I thought, either way, a lot going on

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Bookish_Gal
Furyborn | Claire Legrand
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Roughly pg 100, so here‘s some thoughts. It is an interesting take to alternative between two woman‘s points of view 1,000 years apart. Practically in different worlds. The connection between them is not very well situated, but has been mentioned. The opening prologue is so vague, I don‘t know how it matches with either women. I am enjoying Rielle and Eliana‘s different ways of surviving. Strong world building & dialogue. I like Rielle in the past

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MicrobeMom
Furyborn (Empirium, #1) | Claire Legrand
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Mehso-so

Finished this one today. It was ok. I have read a lot of these book in the YA genre and there was something lacking here that I cannot put my finger on. The two main characters could have been more well developed. Background on the angels and why they are in this world could also been helpful. I will read the next in the series to see if it improves.

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MicrobeMom
Furyborn | Claire Legrand
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Another day is paradise. Get to that point if vacation where I am trying not to think about all the work that awaits me when we go home! #summerreading #beachreading #vacation

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MicrobeMom
Furyborn | Claire Legrand
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Starting this tonight! I hope it is good. I need a good easy gripping read.

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DustyPages
Furyborn | Claire Legrand
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Mehso-so

I really enjoyed the beginning of this but the longer it went in the less I cared what was happening. I did really enjoy Rielle's part of the story but when it came to Eliana's the story just kept losing me.

I went with a 3 star rating and I'm not really sure if I will continue the series or not just yet.

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glitterkitty459
Furyborn | Claire Legrand
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#Mayreadingstats #Maywrapup #Readingstats
My May reading wrap-up! (A few days late)

Favorite comic/graphic novel: Persephone
Favorite book: Furyborn
7 comics
8 books
Total:15

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Sharpeipup
Furyborn | Claire Legrand
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Breaking into my emergency #tbr pile over #booknlunch

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BayouGirl85
Furyborn (Empirium, #1) | Claire Legrand
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Pickpick

It first I wasnt sure about having a story told by two different characters from two different times. I usually steer clear of this type of writing style. But after I got the hang of it, I was quickly swept up in a violent storm of magic, love, hurt and intrigue. Elena and Rielle we connected it such a beautiful way that was very unexpected.

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Bookgoil
Furyborn | Claire Legrand
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Good morning it‘s Friday and yesterday I made banana bread and today I get to eat it for breakfast! Here‘s some books I‘m planning to make some progress on today or this weekend. Technically Furyborn is my audiobook and I‘m struggling through Passenger but I‘m hoping it will get better.
What are you reading this weekend?

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PandaPanda
Furyborn (Empirium, #1) | Claire Legrand
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I had a little trouble getting into it but when I did I loved it! Can not wait for my library hold on the next in the series and was really upset when I realized I‘ll have to wait even longer for the finale!

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Abookloverstale
Furyborn | Claire Legrand
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"People like us don‘t fight for our own hope,” he said quietly. “We fight for everyone else‘s."
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rachelsbrittain
Furyborn | Claire Legrand
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Spot the cat featuring @sebrittainclark 's most mischievous kitty

wanderinglynn How adorable! ❤️🐱 3y
NeedsMoreBooks 😻😻 3y
Paperback.Propensity Sooooooo cute 3y
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HOTPock3tt
Furyborn (Empirium, #1) | Claire Legrand
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Ok so this is really bad on audio 😖The voices are cartoonish and cringey! Otherwise this was like 2 different books: the first half I continuously considered dropping it, then the second half was engaging and had me falling in love with the characters! I don‘t like the back and forth between 2 different storylines but I loved the elemental magic and the love story/relationships. This finally won me over. Bring on the next book.😼
⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️/5

HOTPock3tt @sprainedbrain Thanks Jenni for recommending this!! ♥️🎉 I wrote this review at 4:00am but we have to chat about this tomorrow!! 🤗 3y
sprainedbrain I look forward to it! I assume you will be getting a physical copy of the second book, rather than listening to Fiona again. 😖😅 3y
Mishu94 Should I try this out? Like not audio, the normal one 3y
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HOTPock3tt @Mishu94 if you do decide to go for it, borrow it from the library don‘t buy it!!! Most of the book was a so-so until the second half. There were things I liked but there was a lot to dislike as well. Personally I ended up liking it, but I still wouldn‘t suggest spending any money on it... (edited) 3y
Mishu94 @HOTPock3tt ohhhh! I‘ll do that then! Thank you so much! :D 3y
HOTPock3tt No prob! 🤗 @Mishu94 3y
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HOTPock3tt
Furyborn | Claire Legrand
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#NursesOfLitsy This was my audiobook for breaks at work this past weekend. So far so good! 😆🔥

HOTPock3tt @sprainedbrain So Im on the part where we just got to meet Audric!!! 😍 and the MC is talking about how he pulls her into his bed in her dreams! 😆 3y
sprainedbrain @HOTPock3tt oh Audric is dreamy. 😍 I would send you the art I found online for him but now I‘m afraid. 😅 3y
HOTPock3tt @sprainedbrain lol it‘s my own damn fault for being computer illiterate 😪*shaking my head* but I‘m sure I‘ll find some! 😁 maybe I‘ll look in secure places like Pinterest (edited) 3y
starlight97 Love the scrubs! 😍💉💞 3y
HOTPock3tt @starlight97 Thanks my dear!! 🤗💞 💉 3y
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sprainedbrain
Furyborn | Claire Legrand
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Pickpick

Not exactly a #NewYearWhoDis read, but since the second book of this trilogy *is* on my list from @sebrittainclark I needed to read this one first.

It‘s listed as YA fantasy on GR, but it didn‘t feel very YA to me...if I don‘t roll my eyes, is it really YA? 😂.

Excellent world building and mythology, good writing and nicely drawn characters. Lots of action and even some sexy times. 🔥

Looking forward to my Kingsbane hold coming in!

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sprainedbrain @HOTPock3tt You might like this... no fairies but some angels and magic and hot guys. 😂 3y
meagankc21 I've had a copy of this sitting on my bookshelf for a while lol 3y
HOTPock3tt @sprainedbrain ohh thanks for the tag!! 😍 I started reading this when it first came out!! But I had so many library books out, I didn‘t finish on time and had to return it. Good to hear it sounds like my type of book 😉 😎I will be checking it out again 🤗 (edited) 3y
monalyisha I‘d count this as a #NewYearWhoDis read, for sure! 3y
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RiseoftheReader
Furyborn (Empirium, #1) | Claire Legrand
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So I tired for TWO DAYS to love this book but I‘m A. Confused out of my ever living mind and B. Bored as all get out. I thought this was going to be one amazing fantasy but unfortunately it just didn‘t happen. You have two storylines 1000 years apart switching every chapter. So your never in one persons POV enough to start caring.

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kymmiesreads
Furyborn | Claire Legrand
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I have had this book on my kindle for a year and still haven‘t read it! Has anyone read it? Is it good? I‘m really thinking I should start it.

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dakotamclane
Furyborn (Empirium, #1) | Claire Legrand
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It‘s been hard to find a moment to read something for fun since school has started, but I finally finished this one on my drive home today. Reminded me a lot of my favorite show ever, Avatar: The Last Airbender, but mixed it with lots or really interesting fantasy tropes. Even though it took me a while to get through just because of my schedule, I still really, really enjoyed it.

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Foragingfantasy
Furyborn (Empirium, #1) | Claire Legrand
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I enjoyed this more than I expected. I haven‘t been reading much YA lately and this reminded me of my love for good YA. I‘ve already borrowed the next in the series.

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Branwen
Furyborn (Empirium, #1) | Claire Legrand
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I just can't even with this sweet boy and his silly sleeping poses! 🤣😂 He's such a great reading buddy! 💕📚 #catsoflitsy #littenkitten

brit91 Awww hes so cute!!😻😻📚📚 3y
Branwen @brit91 Thank you! 🤗💕 He's such a sweet boy! Always keeps me company when I'm reading, and he also really loves books! He is always laying on them or up against them! 😸😁 3y
Leftcoastzen Love that belly up sleeping pose!😻 3y
Eyelit Lol my cats do that too! It‘s endearing and hilarious 3y
Branwen @Eyelit Right?! It's so sweet! 😸💕 @Leftcoastzen Me too! His belly is so soft and cuddly! 3y
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Branwen
Furyborn (Empirium, #1) | Claire Legrand
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Chaplin and I are hanging out in my book room, reading and drinking tea. 📚☕ It's a perfectly relaxing day so far! Happy Sunday, littens! Chaplin and I love you all! 😊😸💕📚 #catsoflitsy #littenkitten

squirrelbrain Chaplin looks so chilled! 😻 3y
brit91 😻😻😻😻 3y
Branwen @brit91 😸💕 @squirrelbrain He really is! I get sleepy just looking at him! 😂🤣 3y
Ruthiella Cats love humans who sit and read. 😻😻😻 3y
Branwen @Ruthiella Right?! 😸👍💕 3y
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Branwen
Furyborn (Empirium, #1) | Claire Legrand
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I love the first book in this series SO much and I've been eagerly awaiting the second book which has arrived! I think they look marvelous together, don't you? 😍📚 #bookmail

KarouBlue Agreed! 4y
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Branwen
Furyborn (Empirium, #1) | Claire Legrand
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My little girl loves curling up with me while I'm reading! 😍😻📚 #catsoflitsy #littenkitten

glitterkitty459 😻😻😻 4y
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Branwen
Furyborn (Empirium, #1) | Claire Legrand
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When you're trying to read but your kitty has other plans for you! 😸💕 #catsoflitsy #littenkitten

Dragon 😻 4y
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Branwen
Furyborn (Empirium, #1) | Claire Legrand
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Apparently I'm not the only one in my home that loves to cuddle up with books! 😻💕📚 #catsoflitsy #littenkitten

LauraBrook What a beauty!!! 😽😽😽😽😽 4y
tpixie So adorable!! I love Your black kitty with the little white tips !!! ♥️🐱📚♥️ 4y
Dragon 😻 4y
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Leftcoastzen So cute! 4y
Branwen @LauraBrook @tpixie @Dragon @Leftcoastzen Thanks so much guys! 😸 She's my little sweetie! She just turned 14! 💕 4y
tpixie Aww 🥰 Happy Birthday 🐱 4y
Dragon Happy Belated Birthday! 😺 4y
Branwen @tpixie @Dragon Awww, thanks guys! 🐱💕 4y
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GivenLemons
Furyborn | Claire Legrand
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Conflicted characters, fixing the crimes of the past and an interesting magic system? Yes please! It was so easy to sit down and read 100+ pages at a time. I‘m really looking forward to the next book

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Confused_child_of_the_universe
Furyborn | Claire Legrand
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Finally pushed myself to finish this book today! This book took me a little to get into but it had really good action and pacing and gave off kinda Avatar(tla) vibes. It's about this prophecy where two queens with lotsa powers are either going to doom or save the world.The whole thing switches stories and timelines constantly between past and present but was handled really well and I at least was invested in both. All in all a promising beginning!

heikemarie I had a really hard time getting into it but in the end I‘ve thought about it a bunch of times which is in itself a recommendation I suppose - the next one is coming out really soon! 4y
Confused_child_of_the_universe @heikemarie it was one of those books I would enjoy once I picked it up but also kept randomly putting down and starting new things. I am excited for the next one though:) 4y
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Confused_child_of_the_universe
Furyborn | Claire Legrand
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Hey #LitsyLove!
1. Reading of course, I also play piano and love doing random art projects as the mood strikes
2. YA, fantasy, Sci-Fi, poetry
3. I own three toads😬 wish I had a cat though
4. I would still consider myself pretty new so yeah- I'm excited to dig in to the new reads I've found here!
5. I did the whole state quarter and penny passport thing and I love collecting pins and badges
6. Not off the top of my head no

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LadyandStar
Furyborn | Claire Legrand
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Okay so I haven‘t posted in a year because I honestly forgot my password (shameful I know) but I‘m finally back on and perfect timing! I just finished Furyborn and it is absolutely amazing. I loved how seamlessly Claire weaves Eliana and Rielle‘s story together while keeping them separate. So that they relate and make sense together but also apart. I can‘t wait for book 2!!!

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Confused_child_of_the_universe
Furyborn | Claire Legrand
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1. 0-1 times a week depending on when my books due and whether or not I can get a ride there

2. 4 right now: Archenemies, Furyborn, Dance of Thieves, and Caraval.

3. All print hardcover.

4. My 4 print books will be soon

5. 1 hold- The Subtle Art to Not Giving a F***k

6. Haha I also have Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy on hold but I was so impatient I went out and bought it so not sure if that counts😂
#librarylove