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The Priory of the Orange Tree
The Priory of the Orange Tree | Samantha Shannon
From the internationally bestselling author of The Bone Season, a trailblazing, epic high fantasy about a world on the brink of war with dragons--and the women who must lead the fight to save it. A world divided. A queendom without an heir. An ancient enemy awakens. The House of Berethnet has ruled Inys for a thousand years. Still unwed, Queen Sabran the Ninth must conceive a daughter to protect her realm from destruction--but assassins are getting closer to her door. Ead Duryan is an outsider at court. Though she has risen to the position of lady-in-waiting, she is loyal to a hidden society of mages. Ead keeps a watchful eye on Sabran, secretly protecting her with forbidden magic. Across the dark sea, Tané has trained all her life to be a dragonrider, but is forced to make a choice that could see her life unravel. Meanwhile, the divided East and West refuse to parley, and forces of chaos are rising from their sleep.
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tina_b.ooks
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That's how I like to spend my Sundays 😊

SW-T 🙂🙂🙂 7h
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Karisa
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Dragons, battling kingdoms/religions, and lots of secrets. . .

If anyone is going through Game of Thrones withdrawls, this book is for you. Thank goodness for Xray on Kindle! Really helps keep characters straight as a vast world is being constructed. 🐲

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Renee27
Pickpick

Liked the way how each character begins his own journey and the way they end up being linked to each other. A few plot twists were unexpected. Any dragon lover would love this book.

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bell7
Mehso-so

This book follows four main characters across continents as they find out that the Nameless One, an evil wyrm banished a thousand years ago, may be waking soon. Political intrigue, worldbuilding and a show burn romance are done well. Epic fantasy clocking over 800 pages that I unfortunately found a little too long and sprawling to be entirely satisfying.

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OnlyYoo

“Arteloth, we are courtiers. We have no useful instincts.”
😂 help I‘m crying lolllllllll

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Karisa
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#30JuneBooks @howjessreads#Summer

Being a teacher, mom, lifelong learner, and nerdy bookworm, summer for me means signing up the whole family for the library's public summer reading program. Today was the first day of Summer break, and we've already completed the main goal earning us each a free book. Hurray! 🎉

(Tagged is one of my many current reads. Summer = book gluttony for me. 😂)

TheBookStacker I loved the book you tagged! Took me a bit to finish as I didn‘t have a lot of time but it was sooooo good! 6d
Karisa @TheBookStacker I'm liking it so far too. Cool world that feels so original and fresh. 😊 6d
Clwojick 🥳🥳🥳🥳🥳🥳 6d
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lmwillia
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Pickpick

Absolutely loved this book! Favorite for the year thus far!

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tina_b.ooks
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I can't understand why some people think I should go outside 😎

ju.ca.no Why would you ever leave this place😍 6d
erzascarletbookgasm Love this nook! 😍 6d
Caroline2 Lovely 😊 6d
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julesG What @ju.ca.no said! 6d
AnneCecilie Lovely 😍😍 6d
teainthelibrary Beautiful reading nook! 6d
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Robothugs
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I‘ve been having to move my book all morning to accommodate her. She can‘t stop me!! 😆 #KAL #CatsOfLitsy

Dragon 😻 1w
Brewychock48 What a cutie 💟💖 1w
rretzler 😻 6d
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Malisa
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YALL!!! ITS FINALLY IN MY HANDS!!! Guys, I am sooooo excited to finally have this book!! I can‘t wait to read it and it‘s gonna be wonderful and glorious and I‘m so freaking happy 😭😭😭😭 #theprioryoftheorangetree #samanthashannon #tbr #sohappy #soexcited

JanuarieTimewalker13 You go, girl!!!!📚❤️ 1w
Malisa @JanuarieTimewalker13 ty ty ❤️❤️ 1w
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ofclumsywords
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1. Priory of the Orange Tree or A Curse So Dark and Lonely!!
2. Probably Siege and Storm. The only reason I rated it high was because of Nikolai
3. Sarah J Maas‘ & Leigh Bardugo‘s new books! 🙌
4. Yes I set myself for 50 books but only at 11 right now 😫
5. @Areader2 @HOTPock3tt 😊

#Thursdaysurvey @laurenslibrary

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KathrynElise
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1. Tagged - ‘The Priory of the Orange Tree‘ by Samantha Shannon 🍊

2. ‘Milkman‘ by Anna Burns 🥛

3. I loved POTOT so much that I added Samantha Shannon‘s ‘Bone Season‘ trilogy to my TBR. Keen to get started on those later in the year 👏🏼👏🏼

4. The Popsugar Reading Challenge. A little behind I think, but still recoverable.. 18/50 📚

5. Hi there 👋🏼 @destinykay122 @staceynicole @the_book_hoarder 😊

#thursdaysurvey @laurenslibrary

laurenslibrary Gah! I just bought Milkman on audio! Nooo. Why didn't you like it? 1w
KathrynElise @laurenslibrary haha don‘t panic! I really struggled reading the book (mainly because of the style it was written in and the “voice” it was written in). I ended up downloading the audiobook and i enjoyed it far more that way because the narrator is actually Irish... Just made it easier for me to comprehend and relate to that way, when I didn‘t have to “interpret” it in my own head 😊 I didn‘t love the book but can definitely appreciate it! 1w
BiblioLitten I bailed on The Milkman. I appreciate the writing and the theme but it was becoming a struggle and I wasn‘t enjoying it. Maybe I‘ll pick it up if there‘s a buddy read. 1w
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KathrynElise @BiblioLitten my experience exactly. I read about 2/3 of it and couldn‘t go any further but wanted to be able to discuss it properly at book club. So I downloaded the audiobook and it was a completely different experience - highly recommend it if you struggled with actually reading it. Wouldn‘t say it was “enjoyable” but I definitely appreciated the story and the writing more 👍🏼 1w
BiblioLitten Let me try the audio version, even though I‘m still new to them. 😀 1w
KathrynElise @BiblioLitten let me know how you go - would be good to hear what you think of it 😊 1w
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Cailey_Mac
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I keep getting food poisoning about once a month now; at this point besides being nauseous and sick, I‘m just over having to call into work. I know I need to rest, but this is getting old real quick; at least I have some reading time when I feel up to it? 😕

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kgriffith
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I think I may have hit on something that won‘t lose my attention...

JSW It‘s so good. 😍 2w
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swatreads
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Starting this humongous book!

TheBookStacker I‘m almost finished! Enjoy! I loved every moment of it! 2w
swatreads @TheBookStacker Wow! I'm scared of big books but glad you loved it. Its making me more excited to read it😍 1w
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KimM
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Pickpick

Samantha Shannon is a young women who writes adult epic fantasy as good as, if not better than, her older male fantasy counterparts (Rothfuss, GRRM, etc). Excellent world-building, unique and diverse characters, back-stabbing political intrigue and ....dragons. I look forward to reading more of her books. (Read this one on Kindle because I was afraid I couldn't lift the hardcopy :P)

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Cailey_Mac
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Also here is my #Junetbr !📚 I have it in order of how I‘d like to read them, and I‘ve already finished Again, but Better (loved it)! Included is last month‘s OwlCrate book, and also a book that Booksplosion is reviewing for the end of June! I‘m hoping I will blaze through these books this month 😎

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Cailey_Mac
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Ooooo the physical book is sooo gorgeous 😍😍🐉 it‘s also my next read! #tbr #28of2019

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JSW
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T-minus four days to the biggest event i plan all academic year and t-minus five days till moving day. What is my life. Stealing every spare moment for escape. And drinking my meals because the appetite is waaaay off.

JoScho Hang in there! 2w
JSW Thanks @JoScho ! ❤️ 2w
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Karisa
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#30JuneBooks @howjessreads#Shelves

My favorite bookshelf. Disclaimer: I do not organize my books at all, many are just in random piles around the house, and the majority of my books are on my Kindle. 😘

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amyrohn
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Pickpick

After 2 months, I‘m finally done! I enjoyed this epic fantasy immensely and I really wish there was a book 2. The characters were well-rounded, the world was expansive, the politics were intriguing, and most importantly, there were dragons. This is definitely worth the time it takes to read it. Check out my full review here: https://amysbookreviews.com/2019/06/02/the-priory-of-the-orange-tree-by-samantha...

BiblioLitten I‘m going to stack this for the beautiful cover, and you mentioned 🐉. ☺️ 1w
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SealyBug
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I've been wanting to read this for a while. And so far, it's very interesting. It's been a while since I read a book with such in depth world building. I often bail on most high fantasy because it gets too complicated but this one is just right.

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Areader2
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Great deal , loved this book!

EchoLogical I definitely took advantage of this deal. I‘ve been hearing about the book so much and this cover pulled me in. 2w
Areader2 @EchoLogical I hope you enjoy it and glad you got the deal! 2w
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Branwen
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I found a new tea that I'm currently obsessed with! Victorian London Fog! It's black tea, with lavender and vanilla! Somehow, it goes really well with fantasy books! 😍☕💕📚

marleed I will keep an eye out for it! 3w
Meaw_catlady Ooh my favorite tea is called lady lavender and it‘s like that ! 3w
Branwen @Meaw_catlady So awesome! I'll have to look for lady lavender next! Who makes it? @marleed You should! It's so yummy! 🤗 3w
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Meaw_catlady It‘s made by theteaspot I order it online 3w
Branwen @Meaw_catlady Thanks! I'll check it out! ☕💕 3w
saresmoore So, I saw this tea in Barnes and Noble, frantically pointed it out to my husband in hopes that he‘d get it for me. Looks like I‘ll just have to make a solo excursion! Also, I am really loving the idea of book & tea pairings. 3w
Branwen @saresmoore You should totally make an extra trip to go get some! And maybe a book or two as well? 😁📚 Right?! I'm loving it too! I hadn't really thought of it until I started drinking this tea while reading a fantasy book and the whole situation just clicked together perfectly! 😍 3w
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Chili

#MysteryMessage Swap Squee!!! I was gifted a kindle copy of this by my swap match. Thank you!!! I don‘t know who it is yet. Thank you!! Litsy isn‘t letting me post the screenshot.

TheReadingMermaid Interesting... 🤔 I wonder why you can't post the picture. 3w
Chili @TheReadingMermaid I don‘t know. I‘ve never had a problem before. 🤷🏻‍♀️ I tried multiple times and nothing. 3w
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holisticshavonne
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I'd been thinking about reading this book for a few months. It was $1.99 today, so I jumped on it.

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thegirlwiththelibrarybag
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If you were thinking about this....

holisticshavonne I clicked purchase so quickly. 3w
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Allietaylor16
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I decided to take advantage of the $1.99 Kindle deal! I‘ve heard such good things, and I think I‘m doing my bookcase a favor by not adding another 800 page book to it!

mdemanatee Thank you for the head‘s up!! 3w
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This baby is $1.99 on Kindle today!!

Lady_Tigana_20 I saw it, too, and scooped it up. My library doesn‘t have it. 3w
julesG It's always a shame when books on my TBR are on sale in the US and the UK but not here in Germany. 😔😔😔 3w
gibblr @Lady_Tigana_20 I was actually very surprised it was on sale. I‘m not dying to read it, but I‘ll take it at that price!! 3w
gibblr @julesG Oh man, that seriously stinks! Fingers crossed it goes on special for you soon 🤞🏼🤞🏼🤞🏼 3w
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jackilynn
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Well don't mind if I do. It beats lugging that beast of a book around (especially since I don't know how soon I will get to it)!

mutlee I picked up this one, too! 3w
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Ubookquitous
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Huge tome, great female characters, complex plot.... and Dragons! Get now

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Ubookquitous
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Pickpick

GET THIS BOOK NOW - Kindle on sale $1.99

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Sara_Planz
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Great deal!!

Soubhiville Yes! I got it yesterday! Can‘t wait to read it. 3w
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled Couldn‘t resist this!! 3w
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bell7
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I've been reading this epic fantasy all week. Looking forward to making progress over the long weekend!

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JSW
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I had to turn in my library copy, so I went to buy it on kindle and WHOA - this was a nice surprise!!!

JSW I made such a weird noise that Mr. JSW looked up, and when I told him, he said, “HIT BUY! HIT BUY!” 😂😂😂 3w
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bookandcat
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🚨🚨🚨DEAL ALERT🚨🚨🚨

THE PRIORY OF THE ORANGE TREE is on sale on Kindle for $1.99 today! THIS IS NOT A DRILL! At 848 pages in hardcover, that's $0.0023 per page!😂😂

Also I can return it to the library safely because it's unfinished but due and it won't give me carpal tunnel anymore (it's so heavy😣 - please see picture for comparison - I braved lifting all 50 million pounds of it one-handed just for you😂)

#kindle #ebook #deal #lgbt #fantasy

TrishB It‘s only Q9.89 on kindle U.K. too ?? 3w
bookandcat @TrishB yay a global sale! 3w
TrishB The author was promoting on fb too! 3w
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Kayla.Adriena Wow I'm going to try to get it! 3w
TheSpineView I couldn't resist I bought it with the audible add on! 3w
LazyDays Yea...$1.99...can't say no! I have no self control for deals!😆 3w
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Jee_HookedOnBookz
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Looooooook! A #kindledeal!! ❤️ ❤️ What a fantastic deal! Thank you for sharing @Jas16! 😘😘

BookwormAHN Thanks for sharing 😺 3w
Jee_HookedOnBookz @BookwormAHN you're welcome! ❤️ ☺️ 3w
Well-ReadNeck Got it! Thanks!! 3w
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Jee_HookedOnBookz @Well-ReadNeck yayyyy! You're welcome! ❤️☺️ 3w
Geeklet Thanks! Just snagged it! 3w
Soubhiville Thank you for sharing! I e been waiting for this deal! 3w
BooknerdsLife Oooh!!! 😱 3w
Jee_HookedOnBookz @Geeklet yes! 💃🏽🎉 3w
Jee_HookedOnBookz @Soubhiville you're so welcome! Hahaha guess what I wrote the same thing after @Jas16 posted it! Hehe💕 3w
BooknerdsLife @Jee_HookedOnBookz just realised I have this ebook on my kindle already 🤣🙈 #oops 3w
BooknerdsLife @Jee_HookedOnBookz oh...and it‘s not on sales for us :( it‘s AU$15.99 on kindle Australia 😣 3w
Jee_HookedOnBookz @BooknerdsLife hahahaha good then! Looking forward to know what you think of it once you get to it! 😊 How are you my friend! 3w
MusicallyMorgan I saw this at my library today and almost picked it up. Now I‘m going to have to go back for it! 3w
Jee_HookedOnBookz @MusicallyMorgan go go go! 😁💃🏽 2w
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hermyknee
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Thank you so much for sharing, @Jas16 !!!

This book is generally pretty expensive, so don‘t pass up this great deal my fellow #kindle readers! 🧡

Ashley_Nicoletto Oh my gosh! This book is amazing! What a great deal. 3w
hermyknee @Ashley_Nicoletto I‘m so excited! I stupidly left my kindle at home, but I know what my plans are for this weekend! 3w
HufflepuffGirl90 Thank you so much for posting!! I‘ve been wanting to get this one for awhile! 3w
SW-T Great deal! Read a library copy and loved this one. Plan to reread so this is a steal 😊 3w
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Jas16
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I don‘t often post about ebook deals but when I went to buy this book in hardcover and saw how enormous it is I decided that ebook might be the best option for me. So excited to get it on sale.

Jee_HookedOnBookz Omg thank you for posting this! I've been waiting for this deal for way too long! ❤️ ❤️ 😘 You're the best, Jennifer! 😘 😘 3w
hermyknee WHAAAT! I've been wanting this book! TO AMAZON I GO!!! 3w
Leftcoastzen Thanks for the heads up,a good deal! 3w
Jas16 @Jee_HookedOnBookz @hermyknee @Leftcoastzen I love you all were as excited as I was! 3w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Beautiful cover!!! 2w
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Purrsistently
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"There is power in stories" ❤️❤️❤️❤️

Soubhiville I can‘t wait to read this one! If it‘s not in my summer Santa box I‘m buying it immediately! 3w
Karisa Just downloaded it yesterday after the recommendation of a friend. It sounds amazing! 3w
msreads It's in my TBR pile and I can't wait to read it!!! 3w
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Kdgordon88 It‘s a current Kindle deal...just grabbed my copy. Thanks for the recommendation! 3w
Autumnscribe Great map! 3w
minkyb @Kdgordon88 thanks so much for the head's up about the kindle deal. Jumped right on it.
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Purrsistently @Soubhiville 350~ in and I'm loving it so far! 3w
Purrsistently @Kdgordon88 yessss I got the kindle version yesterday too😅 (this is a library copy in the picture) 3w
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TrishB
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Was on the fence about this one but then the kindle offer came.....

JaclynW Nice! 🧡 4w
squirrelbrain Ooh, not my usual thing but then, cheap! 4w
Kimberlone I downloaded this today too! 4w
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Cathythoughts Really !! I‘m off to find my kindle.... thanks ♥️👍🏻 4w
Cathythoughts I was on the fence too .. but the cover is fab (edited) 4w
TrishB @JaclynW 👍🏻 4w
TrishB @Kimberlone cool 👍🏻 4w
TrishB @Cathythoughts great stuff 👍🏻😘 4w
laurenbescoby Still haven't read it 🙈 4w
TrishB @laurenbescoby I haven‘t finished the last series yet!! But it‘s ready now when I am! 3w
JennyM You‘ve a few packages coming your way, Trish. I‘ve been meaning to get them to you since March - I have no excuse other than disorganisation. 😘😘😘 3w
TrishB @JennyM how lovely ❤️💕 it‘s not disorganisation, it‘s life!! Occasionally it gets in the way. 3w
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amyrohn
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I feel bad that I‘ve been neglecting this one for a while, but it‘s so big that I can‘t easily take it to work. It‘s been sitting on my nightstand for a month so hopefully I can catch up before the month is done.

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ofclumsywords
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Pickpick

This book was my Everest and my most anticipated book of the year and it did not disappoint at all. It took me a hot second to finish but with how many details and characters that were in this book it made reading it over the span of two months (while also battling a reading slump) worth it! 5/5🌟

Caroline2 What a fab cover! 😍 stacked!! 4w
ofclumsywords @Caroline2 the artwork for this book is amazing! If you love the cover wait until you open the book 😍🙌 4w
TheBookStacker I plan to finishing it this Memorial Day weekend since my only plans are chilling by the pool. 4w
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Follow.my.read Love love love this book!!!! 4w
ofclumsywords @TheBookStacker that sounds like the perfect reading spot! I hope you enjoy it. 4w
hermyknee I want to read this one so badly! I don‘t have it and I‘m wondering if I should get it in hardcover or kindle. It‘ll be easier for me to travel with it on my kindle but what if it‘s so good I want the hardcover forever?! Aahhh decisions, decisions... 4w
ofclumsywords @hermyknee I actually might get it in paperback AND ebook as well as keep my hardcover copy 🤣 the hardcover is soo heavy but I couldn‘t wait another year before the paperback came out to read it/buy it. My wrist was hurting the entire time so heads up on that but it is such an incredible book it was worth the pain 🤣🤣 4w
hermyknee What great advice! I'll go for kindle first :) 4w
HOTPock3tt I really like this one too ☺️ 3w
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JSW

I‘m exactly halfway through and it‘s due back to the library on Saturday. No renewals allowed. 😫 I guess I‘m just going to have to buy it for kindle!! 😂🤷🏻‍♀️

Cinfhen You can do it!!!! Or pay a late fee😜 4w
julesG It's quite a chunkster, but you can do it. Sleep is overrated. 😛 4w
JSW @Cinfhen @julesG your support is appreciated 🤪 🥂🥂 4w
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overtheedge
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I've done it!! Finally have put my intimidation of the amount of pages in this book to rest and have started this tome.......

hermyknee Aaahhh I want to read this one so bad!!! 4w
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TheBookStacker
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I had to pause reading this book because it‘s too big for me to cart out into the field for work but I‘m finally getting a week off and i plan to finish this ASAP. But first watching Jeopardy to see our Vegas hero (he‘s literally all over the local tv stations here)

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AutumnRLS
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Just making herself cozy while I read. Silly schnauzer.

SarahHarts_books OMG!!! I can't even!!! 😍😍 Cuteness overload!!!😍😍 4w
MrBook 😻😻😻 2w
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deargeekplace
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About to start this chunky beauty! And yes, that is my Box of Snacks just behind it.

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razmanda
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Pickpick

I did it! I finished this giant, wonderful, huge, great, MASSIVE book! Have I mentioned how long it is?!

But seriously, this was a truly magical read. Marketed as a feminist fantasy, I was a little leery, but the cast of characters is inclusive, thoughtful and well-developed, and the plot is clear from the beginning, keeping a steady pace. There was no real “lag” in the story, and there was a lot of story to cover. All the stars.

Ashley_Nicoletto I also gave this all the stars. I adored it. 1mo
Beatlefan129 Your cat has the most beautiful eyes 😻 1mo
JSW I‘m on page 344! 😆 Really enjoying it. 1mo
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