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The Iron Flower
The Iron Flower | Laurie Forest
In this magical sequel to The Black Witch, Elloren Gardner must embrace a power she never knew she had to hold back the dark forces sweeping across Erthia. Praise for Laurie Forest and The Black Witch I absolutely loved The Black Witch and will have a very hard time waiting for the second book! Maximum suspense, unusual magica whole new, thrilling approach to fantasy! Tamora Pierce, #1 New York Times bestselling author This briskly paced, tightly plotted novel enacts the transformative power of education, creating engaging characters set in a rich alternative universe with a complicated history that can help us better understand our own. A massive page-turner that leaves readers longing for more. Kirkus Reviews, starred review Forest uses a richly imagined magical world to offer an uncompromising condemnation of prejudice and injustice. With strong feminist messages, lively secondary characters, and an especially nasty rival (imagine a female Draco Malfoy), fans of Harry Potter and Tamora Pierce will gobble down the 600-plus pages and demand the sequel. Booklist, starred review The Black Witch is a refreshing, powerful young adult fantasy. This strong debut offers an uncompromising glimpse of world-altering politics amplified by a magical setting in which prejudice and discrimination cut both ways. Robin Hobb, New York Times bestselling author Exquisite character work, an elaborate mythology, and a spectacularly rendered universe make this a noteworthy debut, which argues passionately against fascism and xenophobia. [The] thrilling conclusion will leave readers eager for the next book in this series. Publishers Weekly, starred review We fell under the spell of this rich, diverse, Potter-worthy university world! Characters that come alive off the page, tangled relationships, swoon-worthy romance! Love the fresh way this also tackles prejudice. Prepare to fangirl! Justine magazine
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elyseh
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I love this series I can't rave about it enough!

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catielynn
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Man, I usually think at the end of a YA book that I know is part of a series: "oh jeez...why couldn't they just wrap it up here?"
Total opposite with this one! I cannot wait to read the next one! Elloren has come out as my new favorite heroine, and she got stronger as a character as the book went on.
Yay!!!

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catielynn
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Man, I don't usually like when my books have love triangles, but this one is kicking me in the feeling...😍 #mushygooshy #YAlove

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SassenachTheBookWizard
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⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
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Bookishthoughts What a beautiful cover! 14mo
SassenachTheBookWizard @LazyDays book 1 and the two novellas also have gorgeous covers! 14mo
GondorGirl I'm so glad the novellas are getting published in paper form. I need them for my bookshelf! 😍 14mo
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SassenachTheBookWizard
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Time for another good reread.

Schnoebs I really love how much you reread your favorite books. It‘s really great to see especially when there can be pressure at times to always read the latest books ☺️ 14mo
SassenachTheBookWizard @Schnoebs oh thank ya! No point in pressuring myself to read a book I don't wanna read or when I'm feeling in the mood for another one 14mo
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IheartYA
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FYI The Iron Flower, the Black Witch Chronicles #2, is a kindle deal of the day at $1.99!
#kindle #ebook #youngadult #ya

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hmgbrdhart
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“The Black Witch” story picks up where it left off. The mage council delivers racist rules by the day. It‘s an action packed book. There are a lot of twists and turns. A reveal about the shadow wand. The ending is making it hard for me to wait until the next installment comes out.

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SexyCajun
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Absolutely thrilled with this 2nd book in The Black Witch Chronicals ! Fantasy filled with real life lessons!

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SexyCajun
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🤓 Reading

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KelliJo
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I just finished reading this and I am feeling so many emotions. What an amazing story! Ugh I am just speechless....❤

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KelliJo
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After a very long morning in the ER, and an afternoon of rest, it is so nice to be able to find comfort in a good book. I hope everyone else is having a better day! ❤

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KelliJo
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I am already lovong this continuation! A wonderful way to spend my Saturday Morning!

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KelliJo
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I may or may not be geeking out right now!

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KelliJo
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I will be on my way to get this beauty in an hours time! I am beyond ready to dive into this next chapter!

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EJG31
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Took my time with this book but I enjoyed it. It is a YA fantasy, the first in a new trilogy. I feel that the story is very relatable to the current state of world affairs from a global scale right down to individual communities.

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Reading-In-The-Wings
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Can‘t wait to read these!!!

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Branwen
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Picked up the second installments of both of these series this morning before work! Aren't they so gorgeous? *sighs happily* 😍 #bookhaul

LibrarianRyan Wild card is sooo good. 1y
Branwen @LibrarianRyan It looks amazing! I can't wait to start it! 😀 1y
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LibrarianRyan
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Not as much co grocery over book 2 as there was for book one.

September 18
#CoverLove #YAedition

Quirkybookworm I have this book ! But I have to read the first book. 1y
LibrarianRyan @Quirkybookworm I have that same problem. My cousin Richard has my copy of book 1 1y
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IheartYA
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Um, holy cow @kamoorephoto I'm in awe! I've had a horrible day and coming home to your package absolutely made me feel better! I've been watching the Iron Flower on Amazon, counting down to its release. I don't often by books for myself but this one was an exception. I'm starting a collection of ARC and signed books ( Uppercasebox woohoo) so with this being an ARC I'm twice as happy! How did you do it? You're magical! YAY YAY YAY
#lmpbc #teamya

IheartYA And your thoughtful words about Rhonda touched my heart. You are a kind, generous soul. I truly appreciate it! @kamoorephoto 2y
kamoorephoto You are so so so so welcome, sweet girl!! Did you see it‘s signed? If I can get the Black Witch arc for you too, I will 😻 I‘m really glad it made your day. I know what it‘s like to be feeling really low (and losing a kitty) so I‘m glad this was a good surprise today! ❤️❤️ 2y
IheartYA @kamoorephoto I hadn't seen yet that it was signed. You are THE BEST. I tried explaining the situation to my husband and he looked at me like I'm crazy then said "cool." Some people just don't understand the love of books. ?? 2y
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somebooksaround
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Just started this ARC! Also enjoying A Touch of Gold by Annie Sullivan.
Finally got some sun in Atlanta, so I‘m spending a couple days by the pool! 📚🌊🌞🌴
#reading #books #arc #tbr #summer #currentread #ya #novel #series #fiction #fantasy #litsy #netgalley

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SassenachTheBookWizard
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OMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMG

All my theories from the first book are null and void! My head is so confused and foggy. My heart just hurts!

*Spends rest of day starting off vacantly*

Booknerd222 Love the cover!! 2y
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SassenachTheBookWizard
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I'm participating in a board game challenge. My first role was 5 which puts me on the Cover Lust spot. I've been lusting after this cover since the reveal...and I'm being harassed by friends to read it so we can spoilery chat so delving into this 600+ page beast

deactivate Is that board game in a shareable format? I‘m very into both books and board games! 2y
SassenachTheBookWizard @malyndamjackson yup! Just join the TBR and Beyond book group ( https://www.facebook.com/groups/186315715297970/) and it's in the Summer Lovin' event 2y
deactivate Thanks so much! 2y
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OutsmartYourShelf I‘m doing that one too! Pre-rolled entire board, now just finding books from my TBR pile. 2y
AngelHelen Love this idea 💕 I‘ve just sent a request to join the group so I can get a copy. Thanks for sharing the idea. 2y
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Jess_Read_This
The Iron Flower | Laurie Forest
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5⭐️ Sometimes the Goodreads First Reads gods smile at you. Full Disclaimer: I am a fan of The Black Witch and eagerly was looking to #2.

Forest wastes no time in launching into the rapidly deteriorating political climate created by the absolute rule of the Mage Council. No race or species is safe... unless it‘s the one in power. Elloren is focused on getting her friends to safety then has to make choices where to ally her loyalties. 👇🏼🖤🖤⚗️

Jess_Read_This As Elloren becomes embroiled in rescuing the Selkies and getting her Fae friends to the north, the world around them is rapidly becoming more hostile. Elloren‘s power is growing with more affinity lines appearing. Loyalties, secrets, and motivations all become key plot elements in this sequel. Absolute power absolutely corrupts. (edited) 2y
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tonyahoswalt
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Now for what you're really interested in, the third post of three loot post from #ALA . The #ARCs ! I could have gotten more, but I was a bit selective. I got The Wicked King! For a couple of these (Iron Flower, Crown of Thunder) I'm going to have to get the first book in the series, because I haven't read those. Sad news, I was too late to get Map of Days (the 4th book in Miss Peregrine's series) and The Lady's guide to Petticoats and Piracy.

MinDea There is a 4th book for Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children?!? 2y
tonyahoswalt @MinDea I think it comes out in October! 2y
tonyahoswalt @MinDea Oh, and they had banners up announcing the giveaway, but then as far as I know, unannounced surprise guest, Ransom Riggs was there to sign the ARCs! I got to see him from a distance. 2y
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MinDea Neat! 🏃🏽‍♀️Off to preorder! 😆😆 2y
Chelleo How is it that I do not have any of the ones pictured here?!? And I have a ton! #exhibithallfail 😂 2y
tonyahoswalt @Chelleo We must have gone at different times! I didn't get any of yours either. I had to stalk The Wicked King. Stalked a couple of others but missed out. 2y
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SassenachTheBookWizard
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AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

alisonrose Ok but tell us how you really feel 🤣🤣🤣 2y
SassenachTheBookWizard @alisonrose *super casual shrug* I don't even care all that much *secretly builds shrine* 2y
monalyisha @alisonrose @SassenachTheBookWizard Love this interaction. 😅 2y
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LibrarianRyan
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Jess_Read_This
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*girl shrieking*🤩

What a lovely email to receive first thing in the morning. I have to offer an apology for my absence and late participation in a few things here. It‘s been a busy month in all aspects of my life. Which quite rudely interfered with my reading and socializing. Thank you to the lovely Littens who sent proof of life messages to me! ❤️

GatheringBooks awesome! congratulations!!🎊🎉🎈📚 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Yay!!!! 🎈🎉🎊 2y
Yeah_I_Read So exciting! I can‘t wait to read this!! 2y
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Graciouswarriorprincess Congratulations!! 2y
lauraodom How exciting! Out of all the Goodreads giveaways I‘ve entered I have never once won one! 2y
MoBee Awesome!! Never won but I keep trying lol 2y
kspenmoll Fantastic! Enjoy! 2y
AceOnRoam Welcome back. Hope all is well 😘 2y
Jess_Read_This @lauraodom @MoBee I was shocked to get this email! And even more shocked it is one I‘m dying to read this year! Every now and hen I guess the Goodreads gods smile at us because I never win either! 2y
Jess_Read_This @AceOnRoam Thank you! It‘s good to be back and getting into the swing of things again. 2y
elkeo_TheBookDragon Congrats on the WIN! 2y
Jess_Read_This @elkeo Thanks!! I‘m super stoked about this one too!! 2y
elkeo_TheBookDragon I still need to read book 1! 2y
Jess_Read_This @elkeo Gahhhh!!! Get on it! Who am I going to have to discuss it all with if you don‘t read the books??? 2y
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LibrarianRyan
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I hope I can pick this up at BEA this year.

#CoverLove #YAedition sept 18

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GondorGirl
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1. Being sick when I have things to do.
2. Books or socks.
3. Is September summer or fall? I'm excited either way!
4. Tea and toast.
5. I don't know who has done it already. @jwashreads @hyperhawk

#FriYAYintro @jesshowbooks

britt_brooke Ugh, I‘m sick, too. 😕 Hope you‘re better soon! 2y
jwashreads Tea and toast sounds lovely! 2y
GondorGirl @britt_brooke You too! Being sick when it's nice outside is the worst! 2y
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jfalkens Hope you and @britt_brooke feel better soon xxx 2y
Texreader Hope you are better! I was sick today and slept all day—sometimes I‘d wake up panicking because I have so much work to do. 😬 2y
britt_brooke @jfalkens Thank you! 💚 2y
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SassenachTheBookWizard
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Book series covers done right! OMG I CANNOT WAIT FOR LIGHT MAGE ON JULY 1ST AND THE IRON FLOWER SEPTEMBER 18th! Ga! 😍😱😍😱😍😱😍😱😍😱😍

FantasyChick Is it wrong that I want to read these based solely on the covers? 😍😍😍 2y
SassenachTheBookWizard @FantasyChick omg yes! Lol the books have been amazing so far 2y
DimeryRene Those are gorgeous!! 2y
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