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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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Sammidnightsun
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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. 5mo
reading_rainbow @julesG so good! ive been recommending them to everyone 5mo
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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. 8mo
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. 8mo
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JPeterson
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#SundayFunday with Miss Goldeneyes this rainy afternoon.

julesG Lovely eyes! 9mo
GondorGirl She's so pretty! 😻 9mo
DebinHawaii Gorgeous girl! 🐱❤️ 9mo
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Megabooks Great picture! Beautiful! 💙 9mo
StaceyKondla Fabulous picture! 😻 9mo
Dragon 😻 9mo
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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

howjessreads I hated the sick baby days! 😔 Good luck!! 13mo
ErinC Audiosnuggles. I love that! ❤️ 13mo
LeahBergen Aww! 13mo
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cobwebmoth Hope he feels better soon! 13mo
BookishMarginalia Hug 💜💜💜 13mo
Chrissyreadit Hope he feels better quickly! 13mo
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! 💜💜 13mo
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. 13mo
sprainedbrain Poor little guy! Hope he feels better quickly! 13mo
maich Sending these 🐞🐞 and hope that he feels better quickly. I have a little one and I undestand you. 13mo
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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! 14mo
Hope_a @DebReads4fun Thanks 🤗 14mo
elyseh Welcome to Litsy!! 14mo
Hope_a @elyseh Thank you! ☺️ 14mo
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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. 14mo
xicanti @Lindy I'm pretty sure the bookstore staff made her themselves. 14mo
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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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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. 1y
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. 1y
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LibrarianRyan
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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. 😁😁😁👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻😎😎😎😎😎😎 1y
julesG An Evok cowl?! Cool! 1y
silentrequiem So cool! Ewok cowl! 1y
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. 😊😊 1y
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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! 2y
That-Bookish-Hiker @Ofclumsywords I hope you enjoy it as much as I did! 2y
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! 2y
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. 2y
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. 2y
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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! 2y
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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! ❤️❤️❤️ 2y
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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! 2y
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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. 2y
That-Bookish-Hiker @Guildedearlobe thanks! Oh she tries to smother me in my sleep too. 😂 2y
kspenmoll 😻😻 2y
MinDea So sweet! 😻 2y
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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! 🤣🤣🤣 2y
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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!!! 😆😆😆 2y
julesG I loved this series. So glad you enjoyed it. 2y
Jovy I loved this series! One of those I wish I can unread so I can start over with all the feels! 😍 2y
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 2y
TheWhiteHatter it will be new for me lol 2y
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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! ❤️❤️❤️

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CindyMyLifeIsLit
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“Bluh. Nothing ruins Three Wishes like altruism. It has to be something for yourself, and if it doesn‘t include food, it‘s a lie” (134). I think Zuzana is my favorite character!!

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GypsyKat
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The hubs has the next five days off, so we can hang out and read, work on projects, play video games, eat Fruit Loops and watch Buffy. You know, grown up things. 😜

wanderinglynn Sounds like an awesome weekend to me! #adultingishard 2y
Leftcoastzen Yay for you two! Fruit Loops! Overdue for a bowl of kiddie cereal. 2y
Craftylikefox Now I want fruit loops! Have a great weekend 😁 2y
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knittedgnome Sounds perfect!!! 2y
GypsyKat @Leftcoastzen @Craftylikefox We bought Fruit Loops and Captain Crunch because we were talking the other day about how irrationally happy it makes us both to buy kids cereal as adults. We don‘t have kids, it‘s just for us. 😆 (edited) 2y
GypsyKat @wanderinglynn Haha! Yes! 😂 2y
GypsyKat @knittedgnome It‘s the life! 😆 2y
Leftcoastzen Love it! 2y
TheBookKeepers Excellent 👏 2y
GypsyKat @Nerdgirl_Ms_Sorrells It‘s such an awesome series! The hubs is reading it now and I get all excited when he fills me in on what‘s going on in the book. 😁 2y
Nerdgirl_Ms_Sorrells @GypsyKat it‘s always great having a fellow bookster in the house to chat about what you‘re 📖 2y
GypsyKat @Nerdgirl_Ms_Sorrells Definitely! I loved that I convinced him to read it, and I love that he‘s loving it, too! 😁 2y
QuietlyLaura Sounds like an awesome time! Buying and eating our favorite things whenever we want is one of the perks of being an adult! 😉 2y
tracey38 Sounds perfect! 2y
dragondrool Loving everything about this! 2y
mrozzz Lovely!! 2y
GypsyKat @QuietlyLaura Absolutely! 😆 2y
GypsyKat @tracey38 @dragondrool @mrozzz Honestly, it‘s the little things like this make me the most happy. Life is full of simple pleasures. 😁💗 2y
BooknerdsLife Sounds like some fun adulting time 😆 Enjoy! 🙌💕 2y
mrozzz Couldn‘t agree more! 2y
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Becker
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“Once upon a time, an angel and a devil pressed their hands to their hearts...
and started the apocalypse.”

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EchoLogical
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1. Karou and Akiva
2. Damon and Elena? I didn‘t actually read TVD so I‘m only guessing that they were together in the books 😅 Also Anna Karenina and Vronsky, just the worst!
3. Victor and Nikki Newman 😂
4. Barack and Michelle Obama
#manicmonday

riversong153 Victor and Vikki lol...are they together again? It‘s been years since I‘ve seen Y&R 2y
JoScho 💑💕 2y
EchoLogical @riversong153 I have no idea. I haven't seen it in forever but they were the first couple that came to mind. 😅 2y
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HOTPock3tt I liked Stephan and Elena. I didnt really like her with Damon. But I didn‘t read the books either. I have only watched the show. I didn‘t even know there WERE books for TVD until very recently (edited) 2y
EchoLogical @HOTPock3tt I initially liked the two of them together but then as time passed, I started to dislike Elena as a character and hoped that Stefan found someone worthy of him. In my opinion, he never did. Lol 2y
Liatrek Lol😂😂 Victor and Nikki I grew up watching Y and R. 2y
EchoLogical @Liatrek Me too! I can't think of a more iconic couple. Lol 2y
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magicalshelves
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All of the books I read in May!

1. Waking Gods ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
2. Ancient Magus Bride vol. 5 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
3. Sons of Ares ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
4. Only Human ⭐️⭐️⭐️
5. Tempests and Slaughter ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
6. ACOFAS ⭐️⭐️⭐️
7. Dream of Gods and Monsters ⭐️⭐️⭐️

Prints books: 4
Audiobooks: 3
I got through more books than I as expecting to! I can't wait until school is out to tackle my June TBR!

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GypsyKat
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This is how I found the hubs ( @TheWhiteHatter ) when I got up this morning. Out on the enclosed porch with the windows open, reading on the reading bench I built. And of course our oldest dog, Rocky, is keeping him company. So cozy! ❤️📖🐶
#DogsOfLitsy #ReadingBench

RebelReader Love that reading bench! ❤️ 2y
Cortg The reading bench turned out beautiful! How cozy 😍 2y
Valeka That bench is lovely!! You did an amazing job! 💚 2y
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GypsyKat @RebelReader @Cortg @Valeka Thank you! I built it using our old bed frame. Which was actually more difficult than anticipated, but I‘m very happy with how it came out, and I love to see the hubs using it. ❤️ 2y
AmyG Wait....what is he reading? (Nosy me needs to know if it‘s the tagged book.) 😝 2y
SheReadsAndWrites Love it!! ❤️🐶🤓 2y
GypsyKat @AmyG He is! That‘s why I tagged it. I LOVED this series and kept trying to get him to read it. Finally I just picked up the first book and read him the first chapter out loud. Then he was hooked. 😈 2y
AmyG I just put this on my tbr, then. Thank you! 2y
GypsyKat @AmyG It‘s such a fun trilogy!!! I really hope you enjoy it! ❤️ 2y
tracey38 Great reading spot. 2y
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SandyW
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I truly enjoyed this YA fantasy series. Thanks again @PenguinInFlight !

Taylor does an excellent job of worldbuilding. I was quickly drawn in & was engaged throughout the entire story, but book 3 felt long. Taylor introduced other characters who wound up being integral to the resolution, but by that time I was so invested in the characters I knew, I wasn't as interested in them as I could have been. Still, I'd highly recommend all 3 books.

GypsyKat This is such an awesome trilogy!!! ❤️❤️❤️ 2y
PenguinInFlight This is one of my favorite series ever!! 😍❤️ I‘m so glad you enjoyed it, too! ☺️ 2y
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jessthebookslover
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We're already half way through May.
I think I read 2 or 3 books so far and one of them is the one you see above tagged, Dreams of Gods and Monsters!
I still feel empty even if I finished it some days ago, just because I know that I won't read about Karou and Akiva and Liraz and Zuzana and anyone else from that world anymore.
What's a trilogy or series you weren't prepared to say goodbye to?

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ScorpioBookDreams
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Finally got the last hardback for my collection. Now there‘s no excuse not to read this series!

julesG 😍 2y
bobregina Amazing title! 2y
Christine11 Love the cover! 2y
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DeborahSmall Can‘t wait for you to read it. Did you manage to get a signed copy? Xx 2y
ScorpioBookDreams @DeborahSmall yep, on eBay for (d0 which wasn‘t bad. My second one isn‘t signed though so hoping she tours this year! Xx 2y
DeborahSmall My second needs signed too xx 2y
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BookwormAHN
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I finished The Daughter of Smoke and Bones Trilogy. Dreams of Gods and Monsters had a pretty and satisfying ending. It did however also leave hints for another book or three, which was somewhat annoying 💜
#Mounttbrchallenge @DivaDiane 5/16
#LRC 12/25

vkois88 Beautiful photo! 😍 2y
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jessthebookslover
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Sooo spring stack + spring read!
I'm talking about Dreams of Gods and Monsters which I AM LOVING SO MUCH!!!
What's your spring read?

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I was not remotely ready for this to end! I wish she‘d just given us a simply happy ending instead of adding the whole Godstars and Stelians plot at the end, UNLESS she‘s planning to write another trilogy about it all. All I wanted was a few chapters of Karou and Akiva happy together!! That‘s all! If anybody knows about a follow-up trilogy, I‘m dying to know if it‘ll ever happen!

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Wordsareweapons
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Mehso-so

Just finished this behemoth of a book. Honestly like 3.5⭐️? Idk how I feel about this... I liked it but I feel like it was 200 pages too long? Not as much action as I expected and lots of explanation that felt unnecessary. I am glad it had a happy ending though!

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Retroprincess
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Yay onto the third one!

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Johanna414
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This was sort of a slow month for me as getting ready for baby got in the way - imagine that! I‘m sure March will be even worse, and I‘m sure that I‘ll be totally ok with that when I‘m cuddling a new baby
March Stats:
9 books
2 graphic novels
2 #litsyAtoZ books

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kylienoele
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Pickpick

Oh my godddddddd. This was an amazing series!! I'm so jealous of anyone who gets to read it for the first time!! I loved this so much!!
🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

GypsyKat Haha! You perfectly summed up exactly how I feel about this series!!! I‘m so happy you loved it!!! ❤️❤️❤️ 2y
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