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White Stag
White Stag | Kara Barbieri
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The first book in a brutally stunning series where a young girl finds herself becoming more monster than human and must uncover dangerous truths about who she is and the place that has become her home. As the last child in a family of daughters, seventeen-year-old Janneke was raised to be the male heir. While her sisters were becoming wives and mothers, she was taught to hunt, track, and fight. On the day her village was burned to the ground, Jannekeas the only survivorwastaken captive by the malicious Lydian and eventually sent to work for his nephew Soren. Jannekes survival in the court of merciless monsters has come at the cost ofher connection to the human world. And when the Goblin Kings death ignites anancient hunt for the next king, Soren senses an opportunity for her to finally fully accept the ways of the brutal Permafrost. But every action he takes to bring her deeper into his world only shows him that a little humanity isnt badespecially when it comes to those you care about. Through every battle they survive, Jannekes loyalty to Soren deepens. After dangerous truths are revealed, Janneke must choose between holding on or letting go of her last connections to a world she no longer belongs to. She must make the right choice to save the only thing keeping both worlds from crumbling.
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AvidaLectrix
White Stag | Kara Barbieri
Mehso-so

I, personally, just didn't enjoy it as much as I thought I would--Nordic myth type stories are usually up my alley. I finished it, but I don't think I'll be reading the next book whenever it's released.

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AvidaLectrix
White Stag | Kara Barbieri

Starting this book this evening...

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megansaurusrex
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There were some good aspects but in the end it was hard to force myself to finish this. It became a chore and I ended up scanning more than reading the last few chapters. It might have been the wrong genre for me.. too deep in the fantasy aspect? If that sort of thing is your bag though (10 points if you thought of Austin Powers) then you might like it. For my full review, check out my blog: papertimemachines.blogspot.com

RadicalReader Thanks so much for following me. I love the cover of this book I would spend all day admiring the cover before even opening it lol 9mo
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MellieAntoinette
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“The Permafrost was like thunder underneath my
feet, and the prey lines were clear as the morning
sun.”

Probably my favorite thing about this was that it subtly sets us up for book 2 without the use of cliffhangers, mixed messages or unfinished business. The author clearly has a vision for her tale and nicely wraps up this ending with enough meat to carry us forward. And boy, I cannot wait for book 2! So stinkin‘ good, y‘all!

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MellieAntoinette
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“Human-hearted and goblin-blooded.”

Incredible. A modern day Labyrinth with a twisted villain and a rich, frost-bitten world that is not for the feeble minded or faint of heart. Soren‘s character arc was well-developed and paced beautifully with Janneke‘s! Gah! All the adjectives for these two. I didn‘t want this one to end, choosing to slow savor what should be devoured!

businessmermaid Labyrinth is my favorite movie — I definitely need this book! 9mo
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MellieAntoinette
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I absolutely adore this book. Ahhh so comforting.

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MellieAntoinette
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“Grammar and sarcasm? You‘re hitting a lot of firsts today.”

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Jess_Franzino
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Bailedbailed

It‘s a shame because I was REALLY excited for this book, seeing how it‘s supposed to be a dark fairytale that deals with Goblins and Changelings, and there aren‘t enough books out there with awesome Fae stuff in them. The problem is the protagonist. I just CAN‘T with her. You know all the self-insert “emo” characters angsty teens would put in Harry Potter fanfics circa 2002? That‘s her.

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MellieAntoinette
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“We‘re all monsters to someone or something. It‘s the context of the situation that matters.”

📷: Book Ink Reviews

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MellieAntoinette
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🦌 “You were right.” ~ Soren 🦌

Duh Dah Duuuuuhhhhh 😳
📷: Book Ink Reviews

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SassenachTheBookWizard
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So I actually REALLY enjoyed this. I was kind of hesitant because it is originally a WattPad story but the writing wasn't an issue. The main character has a lot of baggage and we slowly start unpacking and challenging it which I really appreciated as the book is clearly semi-autobiographical. The world was given a little bit of structure and detached a bit from the human world without too much worldbuilding.

KatieDid927 I got an ARC from Goodreads and also really enjoyed it, even more than I thought I would. 10mo
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SassenachTheBookWizard
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I'm really curious about this one and I think I'm able to read something this dark so gotta give it a go

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FairyHighRoad
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White Stag jumps right into the goblin world from page one. A mixture of Vikings and Labyrinth, Nordic folklore is very prevalent. Janneke, a human girl, is taken and raised by goblins. She tries to maintain her humanity while surrounded by magical creatures. I quickly fell in love with Janneke, Soren, Seppo and Rekke. There is a lot of graphic violence and rape so it‘s not for the faint of heart. #netgalley #arc #recommendsday

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ashesofabookdragon
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New Book Review is up! (LINK IN BIO)
#WhiteStag #KaraBarbieri #Permafrost
From a young age I‘ve enjoyed the theories and myths and legends for Goblins~ White Stag has only increased that love and is an excellent action/fantasy novel. 😍😍
⭐️Thank you to @netgalley and @wednesdaybooks for providing me a copy of this book for an honest review⭐️
#book #bookish #discordtogethergroup #instareads #read #bookblogger #fantasy

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kamoorephoto
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My first official review and blog post of the year!

#WhiteStag is a brutal stunning dark fantasy about a young girl held captive in the goblin world, a debut novel from a young author who got her start writing the novel on WattPad.
Inspired by Norse mythology!

*I have included trigger warnings.

http://kamoorephoto.booklikes.com/post/1826885/brutal-but-stunning-dark-fantasy-...

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LibrarianRyan
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Does this cover scream Harry Potter to anyone else besides me?

#CoverLove #YAedition
January, 8, 2019

Bklover And what‘s your Patronus?!?! 11mo
LibrarianRyan @Bklover I am in good company with Bill Weasley. Mines a weasel. 11mo
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booksensation
White Stag | Kara Barbieri
Bailedbailed

DNF at 28% 😔

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KatieDid927
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I liked this one even more than I thought I would. I enjoyed the world she created and liked the main character a lot. I‘m now interested in checking out the sequel.

(a Goodreads giveaway)

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FantasyChick
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I actually really enjoyed this one. Similar to a lot of fantasy books but also really different. Quick and easy read from a young debut author 🌟🌟🌟🌟

Release date: Jan 8

#ARC #NetGalley #WhiteStag

https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/2576843892?book_show_action=false

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Purrsistently
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Omg! Two so close together! :D

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