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The Binding
The Binding | Bridget Collins
173 posts | 78 read | 8 reading | 194 to read
I wish I had written it Erin Kelly Imagine you could erase your grief. Imagine you could forget your pain. Imagine you could hide a secret. Forever.
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scripturient-ink
The Binding | Bridget Collins
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I have moved (yet again ...) this weekend and now I only have room for books on one half of a shelf. I'm so glad this is temporary. University degree no. 4 - here I come. At least I have 15 books to read before I run out :D

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I finished The Binding...finally. A few misgivings in terms of pacing and what not but other than that it‘s worth a read, I really liked it! 💛

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BekaReid
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Spellbinding story! Can brokenness be made whole? I loved the storyline told in three parts from three distinct voices. Definitely enjoyed Bridget Collins' debut novel and her creativity.

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rsteve388
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So I have this habit of taking out too many books from the library and then not getting around to reading them even after I have renewed them two times. So back to the library you go and hopefully we will meet again one day. Sigh.

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mcipher
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Day 7 of #7days7covers #covercrush
This is the only one I haven‘t read out of my posts for this challenge, and I 100% bought it for the cover. My mom read it and said it‘s really bleak so maybe a good wintertime book?!

ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled Yes, definitely! I enjoyed it - definitely an unusual story. (edited) 1mo
mcipher @ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled Awesome! I‘m excited for it and getting excited for cold weather. 😊 1mo
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TheEllieMo
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SW-T 😊😊😊 1mo
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ReadingDownUnder
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#7days7covers #covercrush Day 2
Would you be interested in doing this @Eggs ? Pick your fave book covers for the next 7 days - no explanation required! Plus tag another litten 😊 #spinelove
@LeeRHarry

Eggs Thanks for the tag! I will! 1mo
LeeRHarry Lovely 😊 1mo
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CaitlinR
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In the world that Collin‘s presents master Binders create a psychic connection one who asks to have painful memories removed. The Binder enters these memories into beautifully crafted books that are protected. No loss is without pain however.

Unfortunately, unscrupulous Binders have twisted the craft for fiscal gain or, to serve the evil ends of family members. The psychic cost is then even higher.

Collin‘s first adult novel. Clever.

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currerbelle
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This book was darker and less magical than I was expecting. It certainly had its heartbreaking moments. But I loved the relationship between the two main characters and could hardly put the book down. Would love to read something else set in this same universe (hint hint, Bridget Collins). ⭐⭐⭐⭐ Out of ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

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DPgirl
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I survived uniform shopping with the Spawn so I deserve a treat (next month's book allowance untouched). He got a treat too of course 😁

ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled Oh wow. Good for you! I made it through uniforms and now have to go shopping for a homecoming dress for first spawn. Kill me. 2mo
DPgirl @ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled you have my sympathy. Hope they appreciate you. 2mo
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Yoricke_SouthAfrica
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I thoroughly enjoyed this book. The storyline is truly unique and takes you on an adventure that mixes the love of books, mixed with a hint of magic, all wrapped in a beautiful written tale that keeps you turning the page for more.

MinnieDaMoocher Just got this on kindle. 2mo
Yoricke_SouthAfrica @MinnieDaMoocher I hope you enjoy it as much as I did 😊 2mo
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SockieLady
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This book is both a romance and a cautionary tale about the dangers of sacrificing parts of yourself for any reason, whether it's to fit into the narrow role that society has created for you, or simply to survive the pain that all humans must endure. It explores the difficulty of loving someone that society/family doesn't approve of, and the innumerable ways the upper classes can (and often do) abuse the lower classes. Quite an excellent book.

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lilistar
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Rewarding myself for finishing work today with coffee and a book #bookdate

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lilistar
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Just started the Binding and I already feel I'm lost in the tale! #currentlyreading

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Yoricke_SouthAfrica
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Just started this book. I initially fell in love with the cover, it is beautiful.
I'm 75 pages in, and the premise of the story is so intriguing and unique. I cannot wait to see where this book takes me.
#Excited

SW-T It wasn‘t what I was expecting, but it was well told. 2mo
Yoricke_SouthAfrica @SW-T I'm a few more pages in (mid-week reading), and I'm really intrigued. 2mo
lilistar I just srarted this today! I'm sixty pages in its so good! 2mo
Yoricke_SouthAfrica @lilistar I'm now 150 pages in. It just keeps getting better! 2mo
lilistar @Yoricke_SouthAfrica I'm 200 in now and shipping something so hard! 2mo
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AthenaWins
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Bailedbailed

This just moved a little too slow for me.

JaneyWaneyB I agree with you there. I've picked it up, put it down, read another few pages and it is currently wedged at the end of the sofa 🤨😏 3mo
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cookreadsleep
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This book was not what I expected it to be. I expected a lot more magic and a lot less romance. However, it really worked. I totally loved Emmett and seeing him become himself.

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TheAliceEvers
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Mehso-so

This was an intriguing story set in a world where people go to book binders to be “bound” and forget certain memories.

But it‘s not quite a pick because for part 1 I just had no idea what the point of the story was and it took half the book to get to an event they told me about in the blurb. Parts 2 and 3 were better but I felt part 1 wasted so much time setting up a story that went in a totally different direction and then rushed the end.

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Oliveldn
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I‘m only a chapter or so in and this book has surprised me. It‘s wonderfully detailed prose makes it a real pleasure to read while the premise has a hint of the magical.

Cathythoughts Sounds good , I‘ve been looking at it in the shops , lovely cover 😍 3mo
Oliveldn Hehe yeah it‘s beautiful isn‘t it! 3mo
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SW-T
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A blend of historical fiction, magical realism, and romance with a few gothic elements mixed in. In this world, memories you don‘t want are bound in books. Binders are feared and considered witches in some areas. In others, the unscrupulous use them to make people forget crimes committed against them. Emmett discovers he has a book...but what memories are gone and why?

I liked the world building, atmosphere, pacing, and tension in this one.

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SoManyBooksNotEnoughTime
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A fantastic magical realism story about books, memory, and love. I absolutely devoured the first half of this book, I couldn't put it down. The second half was great too, it just became mainly romance-driven, which bores me slightly. But that's a personal opinion and no reflection on Bridget Collins' excellent storytelling skills. I definitely recommend The Binding to anyone intrigued by the book's synopsis.

Melissa_J I love that the same book can bring about such different opinions depending on who is reading it. I bailed on this one. Liked it initially but became so bored with it I could no longer read it! 3mo
SoManyBooksNotEnoughTime @Melissa_J i definitely got a little bored around the middle of the book but it came back around 3mo
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RedLeaves
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Hybrid of historical fiction, fantasy, dystopia and magical reality. All tied up in a ribbon of romance

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Redwritinghood
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I‘m so glad I did this one as an audiobook because the narration was fantastic. Carl Prekopp‘s voice is lovely and he‘s a great actor. I enjoyed the story as well. I was really rooting for the main characters to have a happy ending! 4⭐️ #hoopla

Godmotherx5 Pretty cover. 4mo
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Court7
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Mehso-so

There were things to like and dislike here.

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SassenachTheBookWizard
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Holy crap 5/5 stars
This was AMAZING. The idea of someone being able to take your memories and bind them into a book so you dont have them anymore is fucking so cool but reallymessed with. ALSO I GOT A DURPRISE MALE/MALE ROMANCE IN FUCKING PRIDE MONTH 🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍🌈

SoManyBooksNotEnoughTime my library hold just came in for this, I'm excited now after seeing your review 🙂 4mo
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SassenachTheBookWizard
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A librarian friend of mine recommended this to me plus I have an ARC so its go time

annahenke Interested in how this one is 4mo
SassenachTheBookWizard @annahenke Im only on chapter 7 and ive already recommended it to a friend 🤣🤣🤣 4mo
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atla
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Picked this up at the library based on the cover alone, and so glad I did. This was so well-written and magical, and I was sucked in from the first few pages and then couldn‘t turn the pages fast enough. If you love books about books, a bit of fantasy and a pinch of dystopia - you will adore this.

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Jee_HookedOnBookz
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Drop whatever you're doing right now and head on to #kindledailydeal!!! Really good books for less than $3!! I got the tagged book & a few others!

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AthenaWins
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Anyone else feel like the narrator should read to them every single day? Omg his voice and his accent and the actual performance he puts into it! Almost as good as the voice actor for Game of Thrones.

Avanders Done. Recommended my library buy the audio book... hope they do soon! (They often purchase the recommendations ☺️.) 5mo
AthenaWins @Avanders Awesome!! I hope you enjoy it as much as I have so far. 5mo
Redwritinghood Yes! Just finished this on audiobook and am a little 😍😍 over the narrator. 4mo
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Lisas.Library
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Imagine you could erase your grief. Imagine you could forget your pain. Imagine you could hide a secret. Forever.

Cover love 😍

theresidentromantic Do you like this so far? I got this as an ARC, but unfortunately it's in the TBR pile. 5mo
Lisas.Library @theresidentromantic ~ I just got it so I haven‘t started it yet but it sounds fantastic! 5mo
bg_reads I really want to read this one! 5mo
BooknerdsLife What a gorgeous photo! 😍 I‘ve also got this book because of its cover too 😆 it‘s too beautiful and yes the story sounds very interesting too! Can‘t wait to hear what you think of it! Happy reading 🙌🏼📚💖 5mo
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holdmybookmark
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Giving this beauty a whirl!!

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JaneyWaneyB
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Spending a bit of time today sorting out my diary and most importantly updating my book tracker with the 14 books so far this year. As they say a Sunday well spent brings a week of content. Bit of reading later of the tagged book for added contentment

Have a wonderful Sunday Littens 😊

#SundayReading #PlannerTime #ErinCondrenPlanners #LoveToBeOrganised #Books #BookNerd #ReadABook #Bookaholic #WeekendAllBooked #Content #BookTracker #SpringReads

Crazeedi I need to update my journal too, I love yours!!❤ 5mo
JaneyWaneyB @Crazeedi I love my Erin Condren planner and have so many stickers from Etsy for all occasions/tasks/lists/moods. A little addicted to it 😂 Do you feel so much better after a good plan? #LoveAToDoList 5mo
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SilverShanica
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The Binding wasn‘t quite what I thought it would be. Despite the somewhat speculative fiction aspect of the story, it really is more of a story of forbidden love. While not usually my thing, this book entranced me. It drew me in and made me want to read more. I needed to know what happened next. I needed to know how things turned out. Its a book that had me cheering for a happy ending

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Kaymaynard
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Looking forward to starting this 😊

jenniferajanes Welcome to Litsy! 🎉📚 That‘s a gorgeous cover! 5mo
baes Welcome to Litsy! 5mo
RiverKScottWrites Welcome to Litsy! It‘s so friendly here 😍 5mo
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UwannaPublishme Welcome! Welcome! Get ready for the fun and your TBR list to soar. 😁👋🏻🌻📚📚 5mo
chaoticgoodhufflepuff Welcome to Litsy! ❤️📚❤️ 5mo
BooknerdsLife Got this book for its gorgeous cover and can‘t wait to read it too🤗💖 5mo
Briary Welcome to Litsy! 📚🤩 5mo
ErinSueMreads That cover is amazing!!!!!
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SilverShanica
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Read the flap when this one came into the store. Sounded like an interesting enough concept that I decided to borrow it from the library. 11 chapters in and so far it‘s pretty good.

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Bklover
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Jennifer!!! This is the sweetest surprise! I‘ve been wanting this book- isn‘t the cover gorgeous?! You are so kind to surprise me like this. I‘m sending you the biggest hug ever. Hope your day today was filled with as much joy as you sent me 💕💕💕
#jb
#justbecause
#bestmondaysurpriseever

Sweetdgabe87 So pretty!!! 5mo
Jas16 I am so excited it arrived and hope you enjoy it! 5mo
Bklover It was a GREAT surprise! Thanks again! @Jas16 5mo
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Melissa_J
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Bailedbailed

I don‘t want to bail on this book, but after 135 pages I‘m not curious enough about the story to carry on. On paper, this should be a book I enjoy, so this might not be a forever bail. It could simply be a case of right book, wrong time.

LeahBergen I‘ve been hearing some ‘not so enthusiastic‘ reviews of this one. 😬 5mo
Melissa_J @LeahBergen I just went and looked at some reviews. I think this will be a forever bail after all 😂 5mo
Bookcation74 I bailed on this one too! 5mo
Melissa_J @Bookcation74 I‘m glad I‘m not the only one 😊 5mo
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stephothebesto
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Pickpick

I enjoyed this read! I recommend it if you like:
- considering the dark side of technology, a la Black Mirror
- rich descriptions of setting (this would make a good winter read, lots of snow and ice)
- an unusually structured novel
- a fairly slow pace
There are a few other things that might be appealing, but I don't want to add any spoilers.

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LindseysLibrary
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Panpan

This book read like a bad fan fiction. Two-dimensional characters, super dramatic descriptions of things to compensate for an utter lack of suspense (or plot, for the first 3/4ths of the book), and it‘s like Collins didn‘t even know where she was headed with the book until more than halfway through, and then once she realized it, instead of revising the whole thing from the start to make it flow, she just veered off in another direction entirely.

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stephothebesto
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The Binding is both my current read and the last step standing between this quilt and its recipient! Learned a lot from this one... patience, not demanding perfection, and improvising.

Mtroiano It looks great! 6mo
SarahHarts_books Beautiful!!😍😍 5mo
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shaynarae
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🏳️‍🌈📚💕 I thoroughly enjoyed this book: great writing style, LGBTQ characters, book about books, a bit of a meta reading experience. Super cool! My only complaint is that it‘s very clearly Collins‘ first “adult” novel, as it still has a very YA feel to it. And the protagonists have a hard time finishing a sentence, which annoys me. But other than that, this book was a delight! #catsoflitsy

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derr.liz
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"May your darkness be quiet and the light come sooner than you need."

#unlockthebinding #thebinding

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Beachesnbooks
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April book haul! I‘m technically on a book buying ban but I made an exception for #botm and I got lucky and was sent these gorgeous arcs from @WilliamMorrowBooks and @AvonBooks ! 😄😄😄🎉🎉🎉 Thank you so much!

LaraReads Yay! 🙌🏻 I loved Normal People! 6mo
WilliamMorrowBooks 🙌🏻 6mo
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stephothebesto
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Excited to read this for the #readharder challenge Books about Books.

Jennick2004 Pretty picture! 6mo
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Mitch
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Book club night! We loved the concept of the book but not the execution!

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sophierayton
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I really enjoyed this. I sometimes struggle with fantasy as I'm not the best at world building but this is set in what seems to be historical Britain and is the same except for the bindings.
It's a good thought experiment and would make for a good book club book. To me this felt YA as it has that sense of forward motion. I would read this author again and recommend this book to most people.

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Yeah_I_Read
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This book is gooooodddddddd! Believe the hype. It‘s perfect for reading in bed on a gloomy lazy morning, which is exactly what today is for me so far. 😊

Coleen I really loved this one. 👍 6mo
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StellarDoc
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Provisions

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Melissa_J
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It‘s a grey and very rainy day here. I took advantage of the holiday by having a very lengthy sleep-in 😴Now I‘m up and ready to read! Enjoying this book and a cup of Cream of Earl Grey courtesy of @FantasyChick

Happy Easter and Happy Passover to all Littens who celebrate!

Mdargusch Sounds like a perfect day! 6mo
rabbitprincess Me too! Didn't get up until 9:30. So nice to not have to set an alarm 😄 6mo
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Tashreads
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I am utterly disappointed. I had such high hopes for this book. The premise sounded amazing, the concept interesting and that cover is so beautiful 😍. I imagined a romp through a story of intrigue, mystery and a little bit of magic. Instead what I got was a romance. And not even a particularly unique or well written romance. Bleh. Biggest disappointment of the year so far ☹️

Cinfhen Appreciate your honest review ~ this was definitely #MoreMehThanYeah but I just felt I was the wrong reader.... (edited) 6mo
Tashreads @Cinfhen yes, I think you hit the nail on the head. I am the wrong reader too, but it should be marketed as a romance, my expectations would have been very different had I known. 6mo
JennyM @Tashreads I agree. It ended up a so-so for me, but it felt a bit of a slog and I skimmed a lot of the last third. 6mo
Ms.Story I too felt it was "mismarketed". I DNF this one. 6mo
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