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The Invasion of the Tearling
The Invasion of the Tearling: (The Tearling Trilogy 2) | Erika Johansen
With each passing day, Kelsea Glynn is growing into her new responsibilities as Queen of the Tearling. By stopping the shipments of slaves to the neighbouring kingdom of Mortmesne, she crossed the Red Queen, a brutal ruler whose power derives from dark magic, who is sending her fearsome army into the Tearling to take what is hers. And nothing can stop the invasion. But as the Mort army draws ever closer, Kelsea develops a mysterious connection to a time before the Crossing, and she finds herself relying on a strange and possibly dangerous ally: a woman named Lily, fighting for her life in a world where being female can feel like a crime. The fate of the Tearling and that of Kelseas own soul may rest with Lily and her story, but Kelsea may not have enough time to find out. In this dazzling sequel to her bestselling debut The Queen of the Tearling, Erika Johansen brings back favourite characters, including the Mace and the Red Queen, and introduces unforgettable new players, adding exciting layers to her multidimensional tale of magic, mystery and a fierce young heroine.
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iread2much
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Mehso-so

Ugh. This became a slog through irritating flashbacks and random plot twists. Parts of it where really good and well written but parts of it are just a big What? The flashbacks are also very much a scary near future, which I did NOT appreciate having sprung on me. Also; I really didn‘t care for William Tear, who seems like a creepy cult leader and history shows that cult leaders are bad news for women 2.5/5 stars

Hazel0303 I totally agree. It was such a strange book and so much of it came out of left field for me. I LOVED this series so much, was so excited when this came out and then was highly confused for a lot of it. It felt like there should have been a book in between?? I‘ve read that she is working on follow up books? 3mo
Hazel0303 But there is no timeline as to when they will come. Sounds weird to me, but I‘d really like to have another crack at it. 3mo
Hazel0303 Okay, sorry. I just realized my comment was geared toward the third book, which I thought this was. I remember really liking the second book, but it‘s been a long time. Sorry, for this very weird thread! 3mo
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iread2much @Hazel0303 her writing is really good and it‘s an interesting series, but some of it was soooo random. It‘s like she did that old writing exercise where you just add anything to keep writing and then didn‘t take those bits out 3mo
iread2much @Hazel0303 no worries, I thought you meant the third one, I responded in time. My review is that is upcoming 😉 3mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Cute 🐶🐾 2mo
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SassenachTheBookWizard
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Mehso-so

Trigger warning: self harm, rape and domestic abuse

I still like the characters in Kelsea's timeline but the plot for it just seemed...off and scattered a bit. The magic wasn't quite explained and I'm a little lost on that end. I really struggle that the past timeline with William Tearling is far more interesting to me than Kelsea's. I wanted more of that timeline and not so much of Kelsea's

Scochrane26 This series definitely veered away from the typical pattern that I expected with the 2nd book. I like the 3rd but a lot of people don‘t like the ending. 3mo
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SassenachTheBookWizard
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Hoping to finish the Tearling trilogy before years end.

brilliantglow Oh I really enjoyed this series! 3mo
Mommamanzi I loved the first book, second book had some really great parts but was slow for me in others, and the third book (for me) was rough. I hope you enjoy it more than I did. So many people loved the series so maybe I am completely missing something in the last book haha. 3mo
SW-T @Mommamanzi I wasn‘t a fan of book three. Did enjoy the first two though. 3mo
SW-T Hope you enjoy. Happy reading 😊 3mo
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thelizflynn
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Jumping RIGHT into book number two! I‘m listening to the audiobook this time around. I‘m hoping I enjoy it as much as reading a physical text version! #audiobook

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Martta
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Finally my summer holiday reading arrived via mail. My holiday ended a week ago so now I have some light reading for the upcoming fall. 🍁🍂 😁

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brilliantglow
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Finished this last night. Really enjoyed this one. I'm looking forward to reading the conclusion. ⭐⭐⭐⭐

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brilliantglow
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Just started this book and got this acceptance letter to Western University! I can't believe I actually got in. University is not something I ever thought I'd be able to do because I was lazy in high school but a couple years ago I graduated from college with a 4.1GPA and that afforded me this opportunity. Which by the way was a complete last minute decision because I am just really fed up with my current job and want something better.

Melissa_J Congratulations! 5mo
NeedsMoreBooks Congratulations!🎉🎈 5mo
kathedron Congratulations! 5mo
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sudi Congratulations 🎉🎉🎉 5mo
wanderinglynn Congrats! 🎉👏🏻 That‘s awesome! 5mo
Birdsong28 Congratulations 🎊🎉📚📖 5mo
Butterfinger Congratulations. That is awesome!!! 5mo
Redwritinghood Congrats! 5mo
CaitZ Congratulations! 5mo
mreads Congratulations! 5mo
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The_Heeler_Booklife
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Well, I finally hit 15 hours. Working on book 3 now! How‘s everyone doing in the #24in48 readathon?
#24in48readathon #litsy #littens #bookstagram #bibliophile

Megabooks Just finished!! 🎉🎉 5mo
Samplergal Not great. But I‘ll get around 12 hours and three books finished. 5mo
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The_Heeler_Booklife @Samplergal still better than nothing. 5mo
LibrarianRyan 19 hours book 8 5mo
The_Heeler_Booklife @LibrarianRyan nice. :) You got this. 5mo
LibrarianRyan @allthingskayla so do you. Almost there. 5mo
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The_Heeler_Booklife
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Rating: 4/5
Book number 2 is finished for #24in48 readathon! I did find it hard to follow at times, hence the docked star. But, I found this sequel well done and I loved the extra narratives.
#24in48readathon #audiobook #litsy #littens

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Emily2002
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I finished this four in the morning I had to finish it I must admit that I really enjoyed the second installment to the Tearling trilogy,it gets better by each book. I‘m so engrossed with Kelsea and when the chapter ended there was a new character Lily Mayhew and I was like how did Lily even connect to Kelsea? I loathed her in the beginning,I started to like her towards the end.Okay so I‘m seriously in love with William Tear. 😍 My Rating-⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Emily2002
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I haven‘t been reading as much,so I‘m going to sit down and just read.
Happy Reading!!📚📚

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Emily2002
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Starting The Invasion of the Tearling by Erika Johansen,I‘m very prepared and also for the major character development.
Happy Reading!!📚📚

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MeganAnn
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After a busy, stressful last two weeks at work I‘m taking this weekend for self care. Haven‘t been on Litsy much, but I have been reading when I can.

Spent the day finishing this. I ❤️ the world of the Tearling! I reread book one last week (as good as I remembered) & am finally finishing the series. Kelsea is growing and becoming the True Queen in the second book. We also learn more about the Mort Queen as well as the origins of the Tearling.

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thereadingpetal
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#libbyapp #currentlylistening the first was EXCELLENT. This one still has a very good storyline! However I think they should've stuck with the same narrator as the first :)

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Reading-to-Escape
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There is so much I love about this series .. I never want it to end!

I wish there was a book just about the precrossing and how it was run into the ground.

This book we see Kelsea and Lily, how their lives link and mean so much. I was so transfixed on getting to the end but also never wanting it to end at the same time.

Book 3 is in my to buy pile :)

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Reading-to-Escape
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On to book #2 in this series, Hoping it is as good of read as the first book :)

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pandorixca
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Excellent, all sorts of new elements brought into the story, like the explanation of who made the crossing and how they did it. Can't wait to pick up the final book tomorrow, I read this one in about a day.

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lalatiburona
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New book haul. Powell's was having an 3 for 2 used book sale for Earth Day... What's a girl to do? 🤓😍

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Lost_Boi
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Pickpick

WHAAAAAAAAT!

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reciprokate
Invasion of the Tearling | Erika Johansen

Years ago, in Venezuela, homesick and wanting to hear some English, I went to see 'Kill Bill'. I walked out after the rape scene. I retain visual images; they show up in dreams and haunt my thoughts.
This book has left me with the same feeling of sensory assault - rape, domestic violence, torture, murder, in detail. I'm a bit resentful. The first book hooked me, invested in the characters...the second led me down a path I was not prepared for.

Mommamanzi Ugh this makes me so sad. I was looking forward to an awesome part 2. 1y
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Jabberwocky
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WOW. Book one was mediocre through and through, but this... this book is wonderful. Johansen weaves fantasy and dystopia together in near perfect harmony in this book and the characters that seemed lacklustre in the first volume have come alive. I can‘t wait for the third volume to arrive!

Sydneyreads Just wait until book 3!!!! 2y
Jabberwocky @Sydneyreads It‘s in the mail on its way to me and I‘ve been obsessively checking the tracking number 😆 2y
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Jabberwocky
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We are out in trochu for the day while a longtime family friend makes up my wedding dress and my fiancé‘s wedding... ROMPER! We just finished a lunch of delicious pulled pork and homemade bread and now it‘s time to relax a little bit.

Bookzombie A romper sounds like a great idea! 2y
Jabberwocky @bookzombie it‘s going to be! I‘m in a tea length butter yellow sundress and she‘ll be in a Kelly green romper. 2y
Bibliogeekery Wedding romper! I love it! 😍 2y
Bibliogeekery Also, butter yellow sundress sounds so lovely! 2y
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled Need lots of pictures!! 2y
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Jabberwocky
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Jabberwocky
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@Goombagirl is making bacon wrapped meatloaf, the puppies are off too their new homes and I‘m finally getting some reading in. 💖

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Jabberwocky
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Waiting to go audition for The comming out monologues. My Fiancé and I go every year and I‘ve always wanted to be a apart of it but I‘m so nervous right now that I‘m feeling a little light headed. That plus the fact it‘s been a 11 hour work day with a really discouraging meeting right in the middle of it. #queer

JamieArc Good luck!!! 🍀 2y
FantasyChick Good luck!!!!! 2y
Bookzombie Good luck!🍀 2y
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WarpedSweetness Break a leg! I really hope you get a part. 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Good luck 🍀!!!! 2y
MeganAnn Lots of luck!! 😘🍀 2y
ReadingRover Woohoo!!! Break a leg!!! You‘re gonna do great!!! Snowflake and I are rooting for you! 🐦 2y
Jabberwocky @ReadingRover so we do actually have pigeons here but probably only like 5 in the entire city. You very rarely see them. Anyway, thank you and Thank snowflake for me. 💖😆 2y
ReadingRover @Jaberwocky Haha! They are rare royalty. I can just picture you erecting a shrine for them just so they can perch and poop all over it 😝 You need to watch the We Bare Bears episode about them and the pigeons. You will love it!!! 2y
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Jabberwocky
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I know it‘s a common image in a dystopian society, but I‘ve never read about literary censorship and thought ‘wow I could totally see the current American government doing that‘ before. 🤨 #trump #dystopia

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Jabberwocky
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Starting this while waiting at the Doctors office. Did I pick it up because even though I didn‘t love the first book, the story has stayed with me and I‘m intrigued to see what comes next; or did I start it because it matches my new manicure so nicely?! 😘💅🏻

readordierachel Pretty color! 2y
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danimgill
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This series has some issues but damn does Erika Johansen know how to turn a storyline around into something exciting and intriguing! The first half took me a while but then by the end I was turning pages as fast as my kindle would load them 😜 I‘ve got the final installment ready to go and I‘m ready for some answers for sure.

KnjiskiZmaj Oh trust me, you can't be prepared for what's coming 😎 2y
danimgill @LordAntonio90 I can‘t wait! I love that I haven‘t been able to predict too much so far so I‘m sure the final revelations will be a surprise too! 2y
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BookFreakOut
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I will not buy anything.
I will not buy anything.
I will not buy anyth-
Dang it.
#bookaholic

Suelizbeth 😆 2y
Cinfhen 😂😂 2y
scripturient 🤣🤣🤣👍🏻 2y
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Smrloomis
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The second book took a turn into horror/gore in some parts that I wasn‘t expecting. There were some inconsistencies in the story that had to be overlooked, but broadly speaking I really enjoyed it. Can‘t wait to start the last book.

Sydsavvy I agree. The second book took this to a whole new level for me. 2y
Smrloomis @Sydsavvy I‘m starting the third one now 🤞🏽 hope it‘s good too! 2y
Sydsavvy You'll have to tell me what you think, I haven't started it yet! 2y
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Smrloomis
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Accidentally closed my book... with my bookmark on the outside 🤦🏻‍♀️#booknerdproblems

DGRachel I hate when I do that. 😂 2y
Ms_T Argh! 2y
Smrloomis @DGRachel @Ms_T I know! 🤷🏻‍♀️🙄😂 2y
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suvata Grrrr! 2y
drokka Whoopsie. 2y
AmyG I hate when I do that. Ha. @DGRachel, I had the same thought. (edited) 2y
DivineDiana Been there. Done that. 🙄😂 2y
jaimeisbionic Yep. 🤦 2y
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Smrloomis
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So this has taken a turn I didn‘t expect. It‘s interesting and very different from the first book. I‘m intrigued. (I wish I had a mustache to twirl right now 😂)

JSW EXACTLY!!!! 😱🤔 2y
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Smrloomis
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I have the 2nd and 3rd books 🎉 but I also have to go to bed someday, err at a reasonable time 🙄

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RavenRenegade
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This quote feels so appropriate for our day and age. #amreading

aeeklund Pretty sure enlightenment is currently retreating... 2y
RavenRenegade Definitely.... :-/ 2y
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Kwizgiver
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The sequel did not disappoint! This book had more fantasy elements than the first book, but they were woven into the narrative well, it was a progression not an abrupt shift. This is a darker, more challenging read than the first. Although this book gives more insight into the dystopian 21st Century USA, I still have questions. Hopefully the third book will it up. I couldn't put it down!

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emmaturi
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Liked the pretty cover of this book and plus it is my name too! #books #janeausten #bookcovers #reading #bookcollections

Elisa Love the name, the book, and the cover! And you, my friend 💜 2y
emmaturi oh you thank!! @Elisa looking forward to see at the book swap x 2y
Elisa @emmaturi it's going to be a special one, a friend who works at a new bookstore offered to host and even make us coffee and possibly nibbles 2y
emmaturi oh that sounds amazing! My parents may come too! @Elisa 2y
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MadCatRamble
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I didn't enjoy it quite as much as the first in the trilogy, but goddamn I still enjoyed it. It's been awhile since I couldn't put a book down. The Tearling series is compulsively readable.

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emmaturi
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These are some of the books I bought in Scotland now we are back in Switzerland. I left some as my case was full. My parents are visiting in two weeks so they will bring the rest. #bookcollection #books #tbr #words #bookcrazy #bookmad

KaatjeH Some great books there! Loved The Silkworm 2y
emmaturi yes not sure where to start! @KaatjeH 2y
KaatjeH I can see why... 2y
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Elisa Ann Cleeves? That has to be a pseudonym 😶 2y
emmaturi No that is her real name @Elisa 2y
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emmaturi
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I loved the first book and started on the second (this one) then something spilt onto my book and had to wait until it dried up! Now I can start! #books #fantasy #bookcovers #bookcollection #currentread #bookworm

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mariaku21
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I can see the praise for this book.
Johansen followed up with a solid piece, answering some questions from the first book while adding a new layer of intrigue in the form of new characters.
It had a slow start but once I started I kept turning the pages till I was done.
Kelsea has managed to still be intriguing as she's growing into the title of Queen as well as still being a teenage girl that is trying her best, whether good or bad.

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MadCatRamble
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Coordinate your book with your cat for a chic fall look.

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mariaku21
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Was able to get this for $1.99 over at Amazon this weekend and so far I'm eating up in between the Princess Bride.

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Bookworm-Bobbie
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I read this on holiday but didn't have time to snap a pic or review it.
Any way... this was incredible. I loved it so much more than the first book. The world building is fantastic, laying out the history in a really creative way. The character developments kept me as intrigued as the action and I loved getting to know them. Such a good, well written series!

Melissa_J I agree. I really liked book one, but I loved this one! Still haven't read the third book yet. 2y
Bookworm-Bobbie @Melissa_J same! Loved the first, but the second was just ace. I started the third today. 😁 2y
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addictedtobooks18
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What a lovely day it was 📚🌞💐

bobregina Beautiful 😻 2y
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12parsecs
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Back to the real world today 😭 Pancake is not pleased he has to share the house again

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12parsecs
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Couldn't wait! Using my lunch break to show you what came in the mail today. I'm taking a short vacation this weekend so this is definitely coming with me 😍 #bookmail

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jrosewordsmith
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The third book in this series arrived yesterday & guess who still hasn't read bk2? Spoiler: it me. In fact, I haven't read any of the books in this stack, despite them all being sequels to books I really enjoyed #bookwormproblems
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I might make my unfinished series the focus on my July tbr & readathon... but then I'm doing #campnanowrimo as well 😰 What's a bookworm to do?
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#fantasy #yafantasy #bookstack #bookcrown #unfinishedseries

georgianicolaoublog You have such beautiful photos 😻 2y
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readingraindrops
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I'm currently reading and loving 'The Invasion of the Tearling' by Erika Johansen, which I'm reviewing for People's Press. I'm reading it in Danish, but can't wait for the last book to be published here next year, so I ordered it in English from Amazon yesterday, so I can finish the trilogy while all of the details are still fresh in my mind 🤓✨

#theinvasionofthetearling #anmeldereksemplar #reviewcopy #bookbeauty #queenofthetearling

Kells_Next_Read I read the entire trilogy and I Loved it!!! It has earn a place as one of "The best Trilogy" I've ever read...? Enjoy!!! 2y
readingraindrops @Kelly8 Yay! 😊 I just finished the second book today - the third book is on its way from Amazon, and I can hardly wait to continue reading and finishing the trilogy! Glad to hear you love it too 😄📚✨ 2y
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howlmovingbookstagram
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Here is The Invasion of the Tearling by Erika Johanson, which is better than the first book, The Queen of the Tearling, in my opinion! The first one has some problems with having to introduce a lot of ideas, characters, and problems into the protagonist's life, while I think book two is set up to be brilliant.
However, I'm iffy about recommending this series because I hated the third book. Such a waste of potential for a good series.

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