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Starless
Starless | Jacqueline Carey
Jacqueline Carey is back with an amazing adventure not seen since her New York Times bestselling Kushiel's Legacy series. Lush and sensual, Starless introduces us to an epic world where exiled gods live among us, and a hero whose journey will resonate long after the last page is turned. Let your mind be like the eye of the hawk... Destined from birth to serve as protector of the princess Zariya, Khai is trained in the arts of killing and stealth by a warrior sect in the deep desert; yet there is one profound truth that has been withheld from him. In the court of the Sun-Blessed, Khai must learn to navigate deadly intrigue and his own conflicted identity...but in the far reaches of the western seas, the dark god Miasmus is rising, intent on nothing less than wholesale destruction. If Khai is to keep his soul’s twin Zariya alive, their only hope lies with an unlikely crew of prophecy-seekers on a journey that will take them farther beneath the starless skies than anyone can imagine. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
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Jas16
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@Soubhiville I opened the box this morning expecting this to be a completely different package and was so touched and surprised I might have gotten a wee bit emotional. Thank you so much! I have been so curious about this book since reading all of the Litsy reviews and cannot wait to clear an entire day to read it. This was so amazing of you.

gradcat I love it when that happens! So nice of you, @Soubhiville ! 🥰 2mo
Soubhiville Yay! I hope you‘ll love it as much as I did. Enjoy! 2mo
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TracyReadsBooks
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#Unpopularopinion — I loved Kushiel‘s Dart/Chosen/Avatar & had high expectations for this book. For the first 207 pages, I loved it—great writing, badass main character, interesting questions, & a good story. Then, the story moved to the palace & it all fell apart for me. Some writing quirks I didn‘t like, a story that was no longer compelling & which didn‘t live up to the promise of the first 200 pages, & while well-written, I was disappointed.

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TracyReadsBooks
Starless | Jacqueline Carey
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#Unpopularopinion — I loved Kushiel‘s Dart/Chosen/Avatar & had high expectations for this book. For the first 207 pages, I loved it—great writing, badass main character, interesting questions, & a good story. Then, the story moved to the palace & it all fell apart for me. Some writing quirks I didn‘t like, a story that was no longer compelling & which didn‘t live up to the promise of the first 200 pages, & while well-written, I was disappointed.

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TracyReadsBooks
Starless | Jacqueline Carey
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Well, no surprise with the weather and all but King of Scars did not get delivered yesterday. Fortunately, my TBR stacks are plentiful & I‘ve picked another book to read this morning while we wait out the polar vortex. A plate of scones, a pot of coffee, and a great book—the morning could be worse. Wherever you are, I hope you are safe and warm inside! 🥶🥶🥶

Cinfhen Those look good!!!!!! Stay warm 4mo
ElishaLovesBooks Scones look yummy! Yitzy made me French toast and a latte for breakfast! 4mo
SW-T Loved Starless! 4mo
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JPeterson
Starless | Jacqueline Carey
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The boyfriend is off to a friends birthday, while I‘m home sick. Which really just gives me more time to relax and tackle more of these pages.

kgriffith Sorry you‘re sick but that grilled cheese looks AMAZING. 4mo
Ashley_Nicoletto I second the grilled cheese looks amazing comment. 🤤 4mo
BookNAround That looks so yummy and should definitely make you feel better! 4mo
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LiteraryinLititz Feel better and hope the reading helps! 4mo
8little_paws Yummmmmmm 4mo
NatalieR I‘m jealous of your sandwich too! 😋 4mo
Reviewsbylola Feel better! I‘d rather be home reading than at a party personally. 😂 4mo
Tamra That looks like just what I‘d want! 4mo
Hollie Feel better soon ♥️ 4mo
irre Feel better 4mo
Dragon Hope you feel better soon! 💐 4mo
JPeterson @Reviewsbylola Thanks! Haha, I‘m the same way, and actually glad how tonight has worked out (besides the whole not feeling well lol). 😂 4mo
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JPeterson
Starless | Jacqueline Carey
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How Saturday afternoon reading time looks like in this household.

#catsoflitsy

Amiable 😻😻 4mo
CoffeeNBooks 😹💙😹 4mo
Soubhiville Cute. I loved this book! 4mo
JPeterson @Soubhiville Thanks! I‘m already halfway through; I can‘t put it down! 4mo
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ScorpioBookDreams
Starless | Jacqueline Carey
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Bought this at Forbidden Planet today on the recommendation of @Yeah_I_Read 💕

Yeah_I_Read ❤️❤️❤️❤️ 5mo
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Mitch
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I really liked this! It reminded me of being a kid & just absorbing adventure stories - willing on my hero & being on hand to drop everything and join in if they needed my help! Capturing the journey, the quest, the pursuit for good over evil, the race to save everything - the characters attempt to discover themselves as well as complete their destined task. This is a great reading slump antidote - allowing you to sit back and just enjoy the ride.

Kalalalatja Sounds awesome! If I hadn‘t already Stacked this, I would based on your review 👏👏 9mo
minkyb Sounds excellent! 9mo
Mitch @Kalalalatja 👍🏼🙏👍🏼🙏 9mo
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ruskigurl16
Starless | Jacqueline Carey
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Jacqueline Carey will always and forever be one of my favorite authors. And this book is absolutely no exception. The character development, the incredible details to the created world, the drama and intrigue of the developing story, and the stunning appropriateness of the reveal about a main character... All made me read with bated breath and wish it would never end. 5⭐#recentlyread #nospoilers #highfantasy #incredible ❤️

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Mitch
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I‘m just coming to the end of this - and have loved it.

In this article Carey confirms it‘s going to stay a stand alone 🤨

https://www.bookish.com/articles/jacqueline-carey-starless-interview/?utm_source...

ElishaLovesBooks Looks great! Stacking! 9mo
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Yeah_I_Read
Starless | Jacqueline Carey
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EXCELLENT!!!! 5stars! One of the best fantasy novels I‘ve read in a while. And it‘s a stand-alone!!!!!
I‘m actually so sad that I have to return this to the library 😫😫😫. I‘ll have to buy myself a copy. READ THIS BOOK! you can thank me later 😘

Owlizabeth I‘m so glad you loved it! I thought it was simply wonderful!!! 9mo
Yeah_I_Read @Owlizabeth yes! And I‘ve been in a terrible book slump lately so i made it even more enjoyable. I loved these characters especially Khai and Zaryia. I hope she writes more of these but I also loved that it was a stand-alone bc there are so many sequels I‘m dying for I‘m loathe to start another series ❤️ 9mo
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Yeah_I_Read
Starless | Jacqueline Carey
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Really good epic fantasy so far!
#currentlyreading

Owlizabeth Loooooooooove this one 9mo
Yeah_I_Read @Owlizabeth I‘m loving it! I‘m at the part where Khai and Zariya are first meeting ❤️❤️ 9mo
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Mitch
Starless | Jacqueline Carey
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It‘s a long weekend, heat wave has passed, wind and rain is forecast- so preparing for a weekend curled in the chair.. Book (of course!), but also a new magazine & some pens! It‘s the small stuff that makes you happy!
Got any weekend plans?

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Mitch
Starless | Jacqueline Carey
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So I started this specifically because it was a stand alone and I have way too many series started, and not finished. I‘m this far in and am now mortified it‘s a stand alone and need to slow down so I don‘t finished it too quick! It‘s soooooo good!

TrishB We‘re never happy are we 😁 9mo
Soubhiville Maybe she‘ll decide to write more! She‘s really good at trilogies! I wouldn‘t be mad! 🤞😄 9mo
Mitch @Soubhiville 🤞🏼😮🤞🏼 9mo
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Owlizabeth I so hope she returns to this universe at some point!! 9mo
SW-T A sequel would be awesome! Starless was amazing but I want to know what‘s next! (edited) 9mo
Yeah_I_Read I just finished this and I loved it! 9mo
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Mitch
Starless | Jacqueline Carey
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I learnt a new word this week - librocubicularist! Thanks to @sprainedbrain

Challenge.... what‘s the words for the joy you get when you buy a book and start reading it straight away! There‘s got to be a words for it, surely??!!

Tanisha_A Bookmark! ♥ 9mo
BiblioLitten The one who reads in bed, right? 🙋 9mo
Mitch @BiblioLitten YES! I didn‘t know that but I‘m a lifelong librocubicularist - as a child hiding way past bedtime, under the covers, as an adult proudly missing bed time above the covers! 🤣 9mo
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BiblioLitten Me too! A non-reader introduced me to that word, saying it reminded him of me.😀 9mo
DGRachel I love that bookmark! 😍😍 9mo
Mitch @Tanisha_A it‘s gorgeous isn‘t it. 🖤 9mo
Mitch @DGRachel it‘s from my very first LitsySwap partner @PatriciaU 🖤 9mo
Reviewsbylola Your nail color is beautiful! 9mo
Mitch @Reviewsbylola oh , thank you! It‘s called Dulce Leche. ( I love nail polish names!🤣) 9mo
Megara Hmm! What‘s the opposite of tsundoku...?? 9mo
sprainedbrain How about bibliophagist? It doesn‘t exactly match your definition, and may be a made-up word, but I like it! 😂 9mo
sprainedbrain Also, you may be interested in the list where I just found it! https://www.bustle.com/p/23-words-that-every-book-lover-should-integrate-into-th... 9mo
Mitch @sprainedbrain OMG you‘re so amazing, that list is brilliant! 😍🙏😍 9mo
Mitch @Megara yep - that‘s the feeling....anti-tsundoku 🤣 9mo
sprainedbrain @Mitch Ha! I‘m going to try and work more of those in to my vocabulary. 😃 9mo
PatriciaU @Mitch ❤️ 9mo
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Owlizabeth
Starless | Jacqueline Carey
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OMG this book, so amazingly good, I don‘t have words. A diverse cast of characters, an interesting and original premise, brilliant writing, breakneck action, heart-breaking losses and a message of hope. Literally, what more can you ask for? Even if you‘re not a huge fantasy person, you should add this book to your list. It‘s something special. And I finished just in the nick of time. 👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼

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Mitch
Starless | Jacqueline Carey
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Today‘s #bookhaul. The wonderful @Soubhiville loves it and recommends it highly - so I just know I‘m going to love it. #blameitonlitsy

Owlizabeth I‘m almost finished and absolutely loooooove it. If she sticks the landing, this is going to be one of my top books of the year. 9mo
Kalalalatja Sounds amazing! 9mo
Soubhiville Oh yay! I can‘t wait to hear how you like it! I ❤️ Jacqueline Carey. 9mo
SW-T Its really good! You should (hopefully) like it 😊 9mo
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I. Fucking. Love. This. Book. #genderqueer and #disabled main characters? YES PLEASE.

Yeah_I_Read ❤️❤️❤️❤️ 9mo
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Owlizabeth
Starless | Jacqueline Carey
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This is due back tomorrow, and I have my kindle on airplane mode just in case! This book is so good but I‘ve been distracted. Time to buckle down 😬

readordierachel That kindle airplane mode trick is the best life hack ever. 9mo
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Owlizabeth
Starless | Jacqueline Carey
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The kid woke me up at two, but I‘m not annoyed because I am loving this book. Now he‘s gone back to bed, but I have a feeling I‘m going to be up for a while with Khai. #nosleepclub

RebL Ah, the #nosleepclub. NSC events are always better with a book. 9mo
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ruskigurl16
Starless | Jacqueline Carey
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Attempting to read on this gloomy, rainy day before going out to the movies. Chatty decided to sit with me for a bit. And I am already sucked in... #currentlyreading #catsofLITSY #CHATTYCATTY 🖤

Soubhiville Yay this book was so good! 9mo
ruskigurl16 @Soubhiville I love this author. Kushiel's Legacy is one of my favorite trilogies of all time. 9mo
Soubhiville Me too! ❤️ 9mo
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Owlizabeth
Starless | Jacqueline Carey
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Getting ready to start my first Carey - I‘m stoooooked!!

2BR02B Just got this one from the library. Looking forward to reading your thoughts on it! 9mo
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Soubhiville
Starless | Jacqueline Carey
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This book is magic! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
If, like me, you‘ve been waiting for Ms Carey to write something as good as the Kushiel books, this is it!

All of the gods, children of the Sun and Moons, have been cast out of the heavens and taken forms among the people.

Khai is raised by a sect of monks in the desert, domain of Parkhoun, The Scouring Wind, to be the warrior protector and soul twin to the youngest of the ruling family.

Don‘t miss this!!!

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SaunteringVaguelyDownwards
Starless | Jacqueline Carey
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I was a little worried when I saw some familiar tropes from the Kushiel series (throwing knives on arms, devoted warrior companion, God's acting through mortals), but the world-building is unique enough for this book to stand on its own.

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Soubhiville
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Yes, this was a nice way to spend an hour! Unfortunately the lady beside me gabbed on her phone the whole time so I couldn‘t concentrate on my book. Oh well, now I‘m home and I‘m about to finish it!

RadicalReader @Soubhiville I can understand how frustrating that can be when you‘re trying to do something and around you you‘re distracted by others on their phone. I find it extremely interesting when you hear people talking then you reply back to what they said only to find out they weren‘t talking to you but talking to someone on Bluetooth headset 10mo
RealLifeReading I don't mind so much if people are talking on the phone but I'm so irritated by people watching YouTube or videos on their phones without headphones on!! 10mo
Bookzombie I don‘t understand why anyone wants strangers to hear half of their conversation or even worse all of it when they put the phone on speaker. @RealLifeReading That drives me nuts! It‘s so rude. 10mo
tracey38 That would drive me crazy. 10mo
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SW-T
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Khai is a great character and I really enjoyed this one. Kushiel‘s Dart took me a bit to get into, but Starless flowed effortlessly from the beginning. Great world building. My only complaint was Zariya saying “my darling” so often. Otherwise, 587 pages of great storytelling 📚

#genderfluid #genderidentity #ya #highfantasy

Soubhiville I agree, Zariya‘s overuse of my darling was annoying. But I thought this was Carey‘s best work in many many years! 10mo
SW-T Agreed 😊 10mo
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Soubhiville
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Spending some time reading outside before it gets hot today. I‘m finally feeling clearheaded enough to get back to some serious reading- no heavy pain meds for 2 days now, and luckily very little discomfort. Slowly getting back to normal 😊.

tpixie Glad you are feeling better! Great deck!! 10mo
Foragingfantasy Great to hear!! Recovery is never a fun process. 10mo
Bklover I had to go to your page to catch up! So glad to hear your surgery went well and you are recovering. Looks like a great reading spot - I have a screened in porch but it‘s been too hot to sit out there. #jb note going out today 💜 10mo
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Laura317 So glad you‘re doing better. 10mo
irre Glad you‘re feeling better. 10mo
tracey38 Glad to hear you're doing better! 10mo
Kdgordon88 Glad to hear you are recovering well! Enjoy your reading time. 10mo
CareBear @Bklover I did too! Glad to hear you are feeling better @Soubhiville 💜 10mo
Kaye Such good news Soubhi. ❤️ 10mo
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SW-T
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Book: Ancillary Justice
Author: Ann Leckie
Movie: Aliens vs Predators
Food: Apricots

#manicmonday @JoScho

JoScho Oh apricots! 🧡 10mo
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SW-T
Starless | Jacqueline Carey
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Seemed like a good day to use up some comp time and take a half day off. Looking forward to some reading time 😊📚

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SaunteringVaguelyDownwards
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Breakfast and a book on my new balcony!

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SW-T
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Excited to see Carey has a new book out!

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ruskigurl16
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My Barnes and Noble box came early, and it feels like Christmas in (almost) July. I am now on an official self-imposed book buying ban, due to my library TBR pile, but I could not resist getting this book and all of the other treasures. 📚🐛🖤😁🎉

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ruskigurl16
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Plus a little more than a $50 gift card 💳 from my fantastic step-father. This delivery 🚚 is going to be incredible, and I cannot wait to read this book. 🖤📚 #bookworm #excited #dealoftheday

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EstelaV
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Going to start on this beauty later. Saw it first on Twiiter and I was too intrigued not to!

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kristenmcquinn
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Doing a giveaway with Tor Books' #FearlessWomen campaign for Jacqueline Carey's new book, Starless. Leave a comment on my blog for a chance to win some awesome swag! https://hergraceslibrary.com/2018/06/15/fearlesswomen-blog-tour-starless-by-jacq...

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nitalibrarian
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Jacqueline Carey has a new fantasy book coming out in June and I have an ARC! I adore her Kushiel series and so extremely happy to try out her new book.😁 #currentlyreading #arc #fantasy

Soubhiville Can‘t wait, can‘t wait, can‘t wait!!! 12mo
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