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Dreams of Gods & Monsters
Dreams of Gods & Monsters | Laini Taylor
What power can bruise the sky?Two worlds are poised on the brink of a vicious war. By way of a staggering deception, Karou has taken control of the chimaera's rebellion and is intent on steering its course away from dead-end vengeance. The future rests on her.When the brutal angel emperor brings his army to the human world, Karou and Akiva are finally reunited--not in love, but in tentative alliance against their common enemy. It is a twisted version of their long-ago dream, and they begin to hope that it might forge a way forward for their people. And, perhaps, for themselves.But with even bigger threats on the horizon, are Karou and Akiva strong enough to stand among the gods and monsters?The New York Times bestselling Daughter of Smoke & Bone trilogy comes to a stunning conclusion as--from the streets of Rome to the caves of the Kirin and beyond--humans, chimaera, and seraphim strive, love, and die in an epic theater that transcends good and evil, right and wrong, friend and enemy.
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FeatherV
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This last novel in the trilogy took me a little longer to get into than the first two, but once I was in, I was hooked. I could not put these books down. They are incredible!

https://heartandsoulbooks.blogspot.com/2022/01/dreams-of-gods-and-monsters.html

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DarkMina
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Awesome cover 💜💗 9mo
Eggs Beautiful post! 9mo
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mjtwo
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5-11 Sep 2021 (audiobook)
There were a number of threads to this book, which perhaps required a little more concentration than I was prepared to give. I found myself having to rewind a number of times to figure out what I missed. It was a satisfying ending and the series a welcome distraction. I enjoyed the mythological aspects and the world building. And the narrator‘s Czech accent. But ready to move on to something a bit weightier this week.

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Lizpixie
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Bk3 of #FabulousFebruary & Bk10 of Feb is done! What an amazing trilogy this was. To put it in context, I just burned through 1,648pgs in 27.38hrs! I think I‘m in for a massive book hangover, luckily I have Strange The Dreamer on my TBR! But I really hope she writes more in this universe, the Stelians have a story waiting I think🤞 #LitsyAtoZ2021 #LetterT #PennyPerPage #656cents #SeriesRead2021 #StackingTheSeries #PickYourPoison #KnifeOnCover👇

Lizpixie I think it counts as a #ReadingRomance book too @Clwojick 2y
TheSpineView Way to go! 2y
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TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 2y
maich My favourite trilogy🥰❤ 2y
Andrew65 Brilliant as always 👏👏👏🙌 2y
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FantasyChick
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Mehso-so

Anyone else have a love/hate relationship with Laini Taylor? I did not enjoy her Strange the Dreamer series at all and this one was kind of "meh".

First Book: LOVE
Second Book: Yeah, ok. It's good but not great
Final Book: Is it over yet?

This could have wrapped everything up in a lot less pages and where the hell was my epic battle? Why add a new character? Why all the extra crap? Why?

At least it's pretty to look at

TheAromaofBooks Always SO annoying when a series peters out instead of having a grand finale! 2y
BillBlume Oh, I despised this book. One of my most scathing reviews ever on Goodreads. I loved the first book, and I even loved the second, but this third book... 🙄 2y
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FantasyChick @TheAromaofBooks Yes! It is. Luckily it doesn't happen often but when I does.... 😔 2y
FantasyChick @BillBlume Oh good! It's not just me. I don't know about you but I just found it boring. I think SO much could have been done to make this an epic finale and she totally missed the mark here. 2y
FantasyChick @BillBlume I wholeheartedly agree with that rant! 100% 2y
TheSpineView 🤩📖📚 2y
Cheshirecat913 I highly enjoyed the series, but totally agree that the last book did not need the new extra characters and that the story went sideways. 2y
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FantasyChick
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Managed to step crotch deep in snowdrifts trying to get to the car this morning so it's officially a snow day for me! I'll still be doing some work but at least I don't have to travel. Popping on an #audiobook and enjoying the quiet today

TheLudicReader Yep. That was a lot of snow. 😁 2y
Texreader Whoa!! That‘s insane!! 2y
FantasyChick @TheLudicReader Yup!! How bad did you guys get hit? @Texreader I could still see grass last night. Welcome to Nova Scotia 😅 It is beautiful out now that it stopped but the cleanup is going to suck! 2y
TheLudicReader @FantasyChick , I think 20 cm ish. Enough for school to be cancelled. 2y
FantasyChick @TheLudicReader Biggest snowfall so far this year. I'm hoping that it's all little from here on out! 2y
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reading_rainbow
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I‘m literally crying 😭✨🖤🌙

night_shift These are so pretty and the wrapping! 😱 2y
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reading_rainbow
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Pickpick

I love when an author writes an ending as satisfying as Dreams of Gods & Monsters. Great conclusion to the trilogy💙
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AkashaVampie Love the pic 2y
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reading_rainbow
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Well, we got a call from the health department today, we tested positive for Covid. We‘ve been sick all week & have been completely quarantined 😔 hope to be feeling better soon, I haven‘t been able to read as much as I like, I‘m STILL reading Gods and Monsters [slowly] but enjoying it (tho I have cried a few times) incredible world building✨ stay safe out there my reading buddies♥️

JessClark78 Hope you feel better soon. 2y
ShyBookOwl Sending well wishes 2y
Mrs_B Get well soon 💙 2y
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LazyOwl Feel better soon 💕 2y
Leftcoastzen Hope you all have a light dose and all feel better soon! 2y
QuietlyLaura Take care. I hope you feel better soon. 💕 2y
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reading_rainbow
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Happy thanksgiving 🦃 we went fishing🤎🧡🎣

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reading_rainbow
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The time has finally come, I‘m starting the last book in the Smoke&Bone trilogy 😪🦴✨ Perfect read for a cold rainy day

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GeekGirlOnAQuest
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Pickpick

This trilogy was a trip! I flew through all three books in a few days, neglecting sleep to see what would happen next. The last book was more uneven than the first two, introducing new characters and dragging the action out a bit, but it all came together in the end. There are so many more stories that could be told from this trilogy, I would love to see Ms Taylor revisit it one day. But I'm excited to begin Strange the Dreamer next!

Cheshirecat913 I loved this series too! I thought the adding of the new character in the third book did kind of tilt the book off it's path and dragged it out. Still, love the world she created! 2y
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saritaroth
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Pickpick

I thought this was an amazing end to the trilogy. Karou and Akiva were finally together again trying to fight together to defeat the "leader" of all seraphim, Akiva's uncle, Jael. This book kept me thoroughly entertained and I would highly recommend it.
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bbackes
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The last one

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LazyOwl
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I've been doing #24in48 #socialdistancingreadathon

Finished the tagged book and had a breather audiopuzzling.

I have completed 7 hours and 15 minutes. Not as much as I would have liked but enjoying the reading time nonetheless.

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LazyOwl
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Finally starting on the third book. I've been on a bit of a graphic novel binge which has delayed me in starting this one.

This is my own style Espresso Martini, it also has a shot of Bailey's. 🥂😛

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Sammidnightsun
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Pickpick

Had this series of books in my audible library for a long time finally got round to reading it was hooked straight away great series

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Mishu94
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Almost done with this trilogy! I quite enjoyed it and I‘m sad that it‘s finishing 😔 Gotta find a replacement now, any suggestions?

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reading_rainbow
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that‘s feeling when u finally get your hands on the last book of a series and that little bit of bookshelf is complete 👌🏽👌🏽👌🏽 have i mentioned what an incredible writer Laini Taylor is? i‘m obsessed with her 😭🖤

julesG I can relate! This trilogy was so good. I've read it twice so far and can't wait for my daughter to read it in a few years. 3y
reading_rainbow @julesG so good! ive been recommending them to everyone 3y
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deargeekplace
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"And with that the riots began."

Well all right then.

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deargeekplace
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Finally finishing this trilogy! Can't wait to find out what becomes of Karou and Akiva. #dosab #daughterofsmokeandbone #amreading

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MsRadioSilence
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Today‘s #colormepretty is #yellow!!

Laini Taylor‘s Daughter of Smoke and Bone series was fantastic, period.

I have HUGE problems with every Urban Fantasy I‘ve read, and Kevin Hearne‘s Iron Druid series is no exception.

Horrorstör is a book my aunt let me read one night, and it was funny and scary. The book is excellently written and I need to get a copy of my own. Would recommend to anyone who enjoys trope-y (and maybe even bad) horror movies

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GatheringBooks
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#QuotsyJune19 Day 18: #Blanket
I own a copy of this series but have not gotten around to reading them yet. Are they as riveting as their covers?

BillBlume I loved the first book. The second book takes a radical shift in tone for me, but I think it worked. The third book: I think that book is a total train wreck. 3y
GatheringBooks @BillBlume oh that is sad to hear. usually series gets better with subsequent books, too bad that is not the case with this one. will bump it down my tbr stack then. 3y
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JPeterson
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#SundayFunday with Miss Goldeneyes this rainy afternoon.

julesG Lovely eyes! 3y
GondorGirl She's so pretty! 😻 3y
DebinHawaii Gorgeous girl! 🐱❤️ 3y
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Megabooks Great picture! Beautiful! 💙 3y
StaceyKondla Fabulous picture! 😻 3y
Dragon 😻 3y
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CyaneFillion
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I'm not sure how I felt about this whole book. I don't think the ending was bad or anticlimactic, but it felt almost like the entire extra Stelian plotline was put in as a last minute rush. The last 200 pages felt like a drag to me, and that's a tad upsetting. I don't know why, but I felt as if the farther I progressed in this trilogy, the less I enjoyed the romance interaction. I absolutely loved the first book, but this one just didn't cut it...

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TamDk
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Everything felt way too easy?? But the ending oof I would re read it just for that, have I mentioned I love Ziri?

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sherryvdh
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Poor Mac has an awful cold! I'm settling in for what I'm guessing will be a very long night. I've got my headphones ready for some #audiosnuggles while he tries to get some sleep. Hopefully tomorrow will be a better day. #sickdayreads

howjessicareads I hated the sick baby days! 😔 Good luck!! 4y
ErinC Audiosnuggles. I love that! ❤️ 4y
LeahBergen Aww! 4y
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cobwebmoth Hope he feels better soon! 4y
BookishMarginalia Hug 💜💜💜 4y
Chrissyreadit Hope he feels better quickly! 4y
sherryvdh @howjessreads @BookishMarginalia @ErinC @LeahBergen @cobwebmoth @Chrissyreadit Thank you all so much. Today has been such a challenge, and all the kind words mean a lot right now! 💜💜 4y
Reviewsbylola Ugh that‘s the worst and there‘s really not much you can do for them at that age. 😭 I hope he feels better soon. 4y
sprainedbrain Poor little guy! Hope he feels better quickly! 4y
maich Sending these 🐞🐞 and hope that he feels better quickly. I have a little one and I undestand you. 4y
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Hope_a
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Started my year with Laini Taylor‘s third book from the trilogy ‘Daughter of Smoke and Bone‘. Which book you chose to start the year with?

You can check my own 2019 book challenge here:

https://theantagonistdiaries.wordpress.com/2019/01/02/my-new-year-resolution/

I‘m also thinking of participating in #litsyatoz too.
What challenges you are going to do this year?
#book #bookblogger #bookchallenge #bookreview

DebReads4fun Welcome to Litsy! 4y
Hope_a @DebReads4fun Thanks 🤗 4y
elyseh Welcome to Litsy!! 4y
Hope_a @elyseh Thank you! ☺️ 4y
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xicanti
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I hit McNally Robinson's Boxing Day sale, came away with DREAMS OF GODS AND MONSTERS for $2.50, and discovered they've got a few monsters of their own on top of the alcoves! This is J.K. Growling. She's best viewed from the YA Fantasy section and I'm kinda amazed I never noticed her before.

Lindy JK Growling! So cute. 4y
xicanti @Lindy I'm pretty sure the bookstore staff made her themselves. 4y
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Carolhreads
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A good ending to this trilogy all my questions were answered as it was the longest out of all the books it did take a bit to get started with the story picking up speed the second one started off with action right off but once the 3rd book did take off it was a good ride. I‘m happy that they kept the romance to a minimum it really gave the story more time to develop and left room for details .

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Carolhreads
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Pickpick

A good ending to this trilogy all my questions were answered as it was the longest out of all the books it did take a bit to get started with the story picking up speed the second one started off with action right off but once the 3rd book did take off it was a good ride. I‘m happy that they kept the romance to a minimum it really gave the story more time to develop and left room for details .

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Carolhreads
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Starting

WhatThePuck This one was a bit slow in the beginning for me, but picked up 3/4 of the way through. 4y
Carolhreads @WhatThePuck it's going between action and slow for me right now but I'm glad to hear that it picks up after a while the second book was really good and fast paced the first one was the slowest one to get started for me. 4y
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@Stacy_31 it came it came. (Sunday I‘m late on my pictures please forgive me). I love it all. Opened it and was excited for the teddy bear cowl. Josh looked at me and said I looked like that funny furry thing from the movies I like. Immediately ran to the Murrow and realized its Wicket!!!!!! That was just so awesome. I now have Ewok ears to go with my storm trooper back pack. I look forward to watercolor as I have never tried it but I love 👇🏻

LibrarianRyan To paint!! And rest assured I have not read one of these books! The thriller looks fun. I needs some bloody murder every now and then. Thank you so much and I‘m glad you had fun with out LT #makerswap. 😁😁😁👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻😎😎😎😎😎😎 4y
julesG An Evok cowl?! Cool! 4y
silentrequiem So cool! Ewok cowl! 4y
Stacy_31 I'm so glad you like it! I had a ton of fun making it. I wanted to leave the cowl buttoned so you could see how it works, but it wouldn't fit into the box that way. There are no buttonholes, you can button it through the stitches as loose or tightly as you want. 😊😊 4y
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gentlepet
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Mehso-so

I finished this because I needed to complete the trilogy but holy fuck it was overwritten. Overwrought and overwritten.

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WhatThePuck
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I have mixed feelings about this book. I felt like it was never going to end and none of my questions were going to be answered. It eventually did end and most of my questions were answered. I feel like a need another book for some of my questions, but overall I'm happy. 🌟🌟🌟.5

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emmaturi
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Oh I love this series! I am nearly finished, hope nothing crazy happens to them! #books #bookcover #yafiction #lovetoread

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Deborah42
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I was mystified when the story jumped from the chimaera and the seraphim to Eliza, a new character. Didn‘t take long to fall in love with her, though.

That thing with Ziri. 💩😢 I had to pause for a good cry before I could go on. Zuzana and Mik were as entertaining as ever.

I don‘t even know what to say about Karou and Akiva w/o spoilers.

There were a few places that felt overly drawn out, but I enjoyed the story and felt all the feels.

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That-Bookish-Hiker
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This series is so amazing! Laini Taylor‘s world of Chimera and Angels was beautifully written and makes me so sad to be done with it.

If you haven‘t read this series yet add it to your tbr and get to it.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

ofclumsywords This series is on my tbr for this month for sure! I‘ve been wanting to read it for forever and finally getting around to it! 4y
That-Bookish-Hiker @Ofclumsywords I hope you enjoy it as much as I did! 4y
TheWhiteHatter So glad you loved it, @GypsyKat got me to read it and I also immediately fell in love with the whole world she created! 4y
That-Bookish-Hiker @TheWhiteHatter it‘s so good! I loved how the love story didn‘t overtake the story but you knew it was important. 4y
TheWhiteHatter @That-Bookish-Hiker I know exactly what you mean! I think that's one of the reasons I was so invested in the characters and the world because she let's you experience them and the world while the story is unfolding in parallel. You felt the weight of the story grow without ever losing sight of the characters. 4y
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That-Bookish-Hiker
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I have a little under 100 pages left and hop to finish today as long as Lennon doesn‘t distract me.

#catsoflitsy

ladym30 Such a pretty face! 4y
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That-Bookish-Hiker
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Trying to read but someone decided that taking a nap on my arm was a comfy place.

#catsoflitsy

GypsyKat Awe! ❤️❤️❤️ 4y
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CindyMyLifeIsLit
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I absolutely LOVED this series!! Yes, there are mass quantities of insta-love and the teenagers save the world and everyone pairs off neatly and everyone holds hands and sings kumbaya at the end, but it is just so much FUN! The writing is excellent, the characters are likable, and there‘s a lot of humor. Highly recommended!!

LoverofLit I loved this series too! The imagination in the world building was so beautiful and I wanted to SEE the creatures in this book. So good! 4y
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That-Bookish-Hiker
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1) one part of my every day life is taking pics of how adorable my cat is lol.
2) the heat wave is no longer here! 😝
3) yes to dairy! But I can‘t have it, lactose intolerant but I do have one babybel a day lol.
4) 😱😳☠️👹🧟‍♂️
5) I have never broken a bone.

#humpdaypost

Guildedearlobe Cute kitty. Looks a bit like mine when she isn‘t trying to smother me in my sleep. 4y
That-Bookish-Hiker @Guildedearlobe thanks! Oh she tries to smother me in my sleep too. 😂 4y
kspenmoll 😻😻 4y
MinDea So sweet! 😻 4y
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CindyMyLifeIsLit
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“‘I‘m in,‘ she‘d said, that easy. Eliza Jones was what‘s known in fruit parlance as: a peach. Really. If they weren‘t tied together by a quirk of fate and a crazy shared purpose, Zuzana would still have wanted to be friends with her. That didn‘t happen often, and she was really, really glad it was the case. If Eliza had been a whiner, or a prima donna, or some kind of loud chewer or something, this journey could have been a nightmare,” (557). 😂😂

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CindyMyLifeIsLit
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“Zuzana didn‘t eat people. She withered them. And there in the sparkling marble, crystal, and gilded lobby of one of Rome‘s most exclusive luxury hotels, in just under two seconds, Zuzana‘s eyebrow taught a master class. It‘s rise was something to behold. The sweep of it, the arch. Contempt, amusement, amused contempt, confidence, judgment, mockery, even pity. It was all there, and more. . . You have miscalculated. Tread lightly” (396).

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That-Bookish-Hiker
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My library shared this on their Facebook last night, so I had to share it in here. 😁😁

DarcysMom Super relatable! 🤣🤣🤣 4y
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TheWhiteHatter
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Just finished this enthralling and amazing series. Rarely have I ever been this invested and captivated by such brilliant characters and worlds. I have to thank my awesome wife @GypsyKat for introducing me to this great new world, that the amazing Laini Taylor has created! There was love, lost and laughter and I experienced it will all these magical creatures. Highly recommend this series, and I look forward to revisiting this world in the future

GypsyKat Yay!!! I‘m so happy you loved it!!! 😆😆😆 4y
julesG I loved this series. So glad you enjoyed it. 4y
Jovy I loved this series! One of those I wish I can unread so I can start over with all the feels! 😍 4y
TheWhiteHatter @julesG I loved it start to finish! @Jovy there definitely all the feels in that book, luckily for me I have a bad memory so by the time I read it again I 4y
TheWhiteHatter it will be new for me lol 4y
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CindyMyLifeIsLit
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“Liraz‘s smile was like the love child of a shark and a scimitar.” I‘m totally loving Ms. Taylor‘s turn of phrase! That, my friends, is a heck of a simile! ❤️❤️❤️