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The Book of Life
The Book of Life | Deborah Harkness
"After traveling through time in Shadow of Night, the second book in Deborah Harkness's enchanting series, historian and witch Diana Bishop and vampire scientist Matthew Clairmont return to the present to face new crises and old enemies. At Matthew's ancestral home at Sept-Tours, they reunite with the cast of characters from A Discovery of Witches--with one significant exception. But the real threat to their future has yet to be revealed, and when it is, the search for Ashmole 782 and its missing pages takes on even more urgency. In the trilogy's final volume, Harkness deepens her themes of power and passion, family and caring, past deeds and their present consequences. In ancestral homes and university laboratories, using ancient knowledge and modern science, from the hills of the Auvergne to the palaces of Venice and beyond, the couple at last learn what the witches discovered so many centuries ago"--
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mikagatsby
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Rating: 10/5 stars.

The final installment of this series. Everything was flawless. And yes, I standby what I said: I love Baldwin and I love Gallowglass.

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emmaturi
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I love this series! The final book is brilliant, I love Diana and Matthew, plus all the other characters too. I hope she writes more about them. I have read Time's Convert too, so I know about how it contines. #books #bookseries

zezeki I lilke this cover! 👌🏼👌🏼 2mo
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emmaturi
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These are the last 4 books I bought! Have you read any of them? I love the cover of Mina Hill! #tbr #bookcovers

BarbaraBB I like the Reid cover as well but I have read none of them ☺️ 2mo
marleed I‘ve read all 4 - and in 2019! 2mo
emmaturi Which was your favorite? @marleed 2mo
emmaturi It will be tricky to pick one to read first, but think I will go for Nina Hill @BarbaraBB 2mo
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bookishbitch
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Signs I might have a book buying problem: I have book 1 but haven't read it yet. I do not own book 2. BUT LOOK HOW BEAUTIFUL THIS COVER IS!!! #thestruggleisreal

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zezeki
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I feel like this trilogy could also be called Crazy Rich Vampires, with all their private jets and rare artwork and labs and houses. Richness aside, this is somewhere between pick and so-so. The beginning was good, then it got bit boring, and then interesting again, and it all wrapped up so nicely (and a bit too quickly maybe) so I had to go with pick. 📚📚 #allsoulstrilogy #vampires #witches #magic #daemons

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DaniRey
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Well done. Jennifer Ikeda once again proves to be an outstanding narrator with her engaging tone and wonderful voices for each character. The plot is a page turner with excitement and suspense sprinkled throughout.

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zezeki
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Finally getting some vitamin D and some vitamin Sea treatment 😆, whilst catching up with my reading plans!! 🏊🌊☀️🐳 #summer #beachread

erzascarletbookgasm These vitamins are great for our souls! 😉 🌞 🌊 📖 3mo
sudi Beautiful view to get that vitamin D 😃☀ 3mo
Amiable Gorgeous! 3mo
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Caroline2 Looks lovely! 😍 3mo
Crazeedi ❤ what a glorious view! Enjoy! 3mo
Andrew65 This is a book I keep meaning to read. @Crazeedi 3mo
Crazeedi @Andrew65 I did see this I'll check it out 3mo
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EmilyChristine
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Stopped by Bath and Body Works after work today. I couldn‘t help myself after smelling this. I had to get it! And I rewarded myself with a bath afterwards.
Things are getting more interesting in the book. I definitely will have to get the new one about Marcus after I finish.

CouronneDhiver Lovely 😊 4mo
rather_be_reading im not letting myself buy fall candles yet!! BUT its soooo hard! 4mo
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⭐️⭐️⭐️💫 3.5 Stars

The final installment in the #AllSoulsTrilogy. I loved how the trilogy all wrapped up, but took me almost halfway through to really get interested in it. It was at this point that I couldn‘t put it down.

I‘m going to miss their story continuing, but I think anything more would be too much. This was perfect.

Can‘t wait to see book 2 and 3 adapted for the tv show. 📺

#ADiscoveryOfWitches

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EmilyChristine
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Almost half way done with this book. Can‘t wait to be done with work so I can listen more!

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dne2004
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This final book in this trilogy had everything you want in a book. Dianna and Matthew are still selling the elusive Book of Life while trying to avoid the ones that are trying to tear them apart, a couple of them would love to do just that very literally. Will Dianna ever learn to control her magic and to what extent is she willing to go through to do just that? Every question is answered in this final installment! Great read!!

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lauren.lerner
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Just hit my reading goal for the year with this #reread! (I‘ll definitely be upping my reading goal for 2020 😉)

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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Congratulations 🎉🎈🎊 4mo
Megabooks 🥳🥳🍾💜👏🏻👏🏻👍🏻🎉📚 4mo
Lovesbooks87 Yay! Congrats!!! 🎉🎉 (edited) 4mo
Leftcoastzen Congrats!🎊🎉 4mo
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lauren.lerner
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Really appreciating this title page as I start the last of this trilogy for the fifth (?) time.

#zodiac #zodiacattack #zackattack 🤣
[ETA: my apologies for the ridiculous hashtags ^^ above. I am having the most amazing summer but I‘m also not sleeping enough and it‘s clearly catching up with me 😉]

#currentlyreading #camplife

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KayBags
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Finishing this book felt like ending a chapter in my life and it was so sad. It was the definition of book hangover! I love these characters and the story they told! The best finish I could‘ve imagined for this series. The audiobook performance for these was like living the books (not true for the audio of Time‘s Convert) and it was just amazing.

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cewilf
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I adored this series. Even though there were so many characters, I felt like each was distinct, and that I really knew all of them. I loved the amount of detail each book in the trilogy had, especially the second one (which might be my favorite - I‘m a sucker for middle installments). This will be the next series I endlessly try to persuade my friends and family to read 🙃 | ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

annahenke Love this series. Haven't read the companion novel yet. 5mo
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cewilf
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Finally returning to this one! I was about 200 pages in when school decided to ramp up and steal all my energy 😴 I‘m adjusting to my summer schedule and making more and more reading time 📖 All I need is some sunny weather so I can read at the beach!

Dragon 😻 5mo
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jen_the_scribe
The Book of Life | Deborah Harkness

A wonderful ending with a bit of heartbreak. Deborah Harkness really took us on a whirlwind of an adventure with a love story we're invested in. The mystery of the manuscript is revealed.

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Love love the connection with one of my favorite artists!! The funny thing is- he was very particular about his art and how it was displayed, so he is not well known due to that fact.

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LitDrivenGirl
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Yes I'm reading a library book at my bookshop ? & yes for the next 15 to 20 minutes (yeah sure Maddie) you can catch me actually reading in the shop. So many people make comment "that it must be nice to read all day" & that rarely happens. I'm close to finishing the final book AND I'm determined to beat the lady at the library who wins the Summer Reading Program EVERY YEAR ?...so I'm breaking from work to read. It is a bookshop after all ???.

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shaynarae
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Unpopular opinion: I hated this book. It elicited more eye-rolling and groaning than any other book I‘ve ever read. Though the audio narration was fantastic, there was nothing to be done about the overwritten prose or unnecessarily endless expansion of royally flat, boring cast characters. Every minute of getting through this book was incredibly painful for me.

shaynarae I think I wanted the story to be something it‘s not. In the first book, I thought Matthew was wooing Diana to get to Ashmole 782, and that this was a hustle story. As the pages and books went on and it became abundantly clear I was very wrong about that, my tolerance for the dull characters and antiquated power dynamics faded quickly. (edited) 6mo
SW-T Book one was the strongest in the trilogy. Book three was ok, but I didn‘t care for book two or her follow up in 6mo
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Dragon
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This was my third reading of the All Souls Trilogy, I find I enjoy this book more each time. A satisfying conclusion to one of my favourite witch / vampire romance novels 🖤🖤🖤. Went to a lovely Italian restaurant for lunch yesterday ( read this book as I enjoyed a fabulous meal)

gossamerchild That's such a wonderful series! 6mo
Dragon Thanks @gossamerchild I‘m enjoying the tv series and I also bought the audiobook of the first book 👍😀🐉 6mo
gossamerchild @Dragon I haven't seen the show yet. I'm nervous about watching it. Is it good? 😬 6mo
Dragon Thanks @gossamerchild not as good as the book of course, but I quite like the casting and the music. There are some changes but I think it works. So far it‘s better than I expected 🖤🧛‍♂️ 6mo
gossamerchild @Dragon excellent news! 😁😁 6mo
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Dragon
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Having a late lunch at the mall. Used my points for the largest dragon fruit refresher available . Still rereading the last book of All Souls Trilogy 😀🐉🧛‍♂️

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Still like a grown up twilight and the series was not as good as the first installment

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Luna and I are looking for some suggestions for our next read when we finish this! I‘ve been on a YA fantasy kick pretty much since last summer, but I‘ve really enjoyed the All Souls Trilogy. I would love some other adult series or stand-alone books to look in to!! Give me some of your all-time faves 🙌 I love trilogies, but I‘m open to just about anything, and not just fantasy genre! #catsoflitsy #tbr #recommendsday

Ashley_Nicoletto Have you read the cruel prince by Holly Black? So good! Also, The Bone Witch was phenomenal. 6mo
cewilf @Ashley_Nicoletto I haven‘t read either!! I do own The Cruel Prince but haven‘t gotten to it yet..I‘ll have to move it up on my list ;) The Bone Witch looks awesome! Definitely something I would like. Thank you!! 6mo
Texreader I‘m reading this one and it‘s very good: 6mo
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BookBelle84 Strange the Dreamer and Muse of Nightmares by Laini Taylor. Also the Lunar Chronicles by Marissa meyer are two of my favourite YA series! 6mo
Dragon Leigh Bardugo‘s Grisha series 6mo
Dragon Another good one 6mo
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EKonrad
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Officially finished this trilogy! This one was actually my favorite of the three. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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cewilf
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We had state testing today, and the kids were getting restless after reading for a while when we were waiting for the session to be over... and I definitely considered bribing them with candy so I could get a good start on this 😂 only made it ten pages so far, but hoping to make a bigger dent tonight!

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cewilf
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Finally finished Shadow of Night! It was definitely dense, but I really enjoyed the attention to detail. I‘m a little nervous about how some of Diana‘s choices might affect the last book, however 😅 I also really enjoyed the historical fiction aspects of Shadow of Night. I may even add some more historical fic to my upcoming tbr list 🧐 For now, on to book three!

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I thought it was a solid finish to the trilogy

lahousewyfe Have you been watching the tv series? 7mo
Mandigolightly @lahousewyfe yes! It‘s a little cheesy but it has Matthew Goode, soooo 7mo
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Maman929
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I loved this series and was glad for the happy ending. I will say there were times it slowed down a little much, but it was worth trodding through those moments to get to the end. Great read. 👍😁

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ladym30
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Just started book three. Love this series!💗

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erickaa
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I'm surprised how much I enjoyed this series. Excited to get my hands on Times Convert!

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jackilynn
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My cold day plans consist of snuggling up under my blanket with my coffee and a couple of books. I have been off work so much at both jobs (school & public library) due to weather I think I am beginning to forget what people look like lol

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Due to demands on my time from competition training at the gym, I ended up taking a very long and sad break from reading. After many, many months - I finally finished!

My comments on Shadow of Night stand here as well; the first half of the Book of Life is a long ol' slog - a little talky for me. The second half had me HOOKED though. Could not put it down!

A little part of my fantasy-obsessed teenage self cried with delight. Such a good ending.

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The third installment of the All Soul Trilogy is a nice wrap up to the series. Everything was tried up nicely at the end. Although I liked the book and couldn‘t put it down, the second book, Shadow of Night remains my favorite. 🤓📚

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FINALLY complete. I have a very complicated relationship with this series 🤔 it‘s difficult to rate.
Pro‘s:
-The small amount of info there was about witchcraft was fun
-Wrapped up the series nicely
-Good message about equality
Con‘s:
-Too much about vampires, not enough about witches!
-Nasty/disturbing villain (I find a lot of villains still likeable, this one was just disgusting🤢)
-Too much history, reads like a research paper at times

Slajaunie I was kind of meh about the series. 11mo
HOTPock3tt @Slajaunie yeah, this series was definitely Meh 😕 11mo
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CharissaWeaksAuthor
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Struggling to get into anything since reading The Lost Queen. Having book hangover, I guess. Trying to jump back in where I left off on this one.

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nibech
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Sooo... I got my new eyeshadow palettes today and was feeling some blues and greens. I came up with this look based on The Book of Life book cover 😍💛💚💙

#thebookoflife #allsoulstrilogy #deborahharkness

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AppuNthebooks
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I‘ve got my hands in 2 different books (1 murder mystery and 1 biblio mystery that is slow-moving but I‘m keen on finishing it in what‘s left of this year). But when The Book of Life arrived, I had to abandon everything else and dive right in. What a thoroughly enchanting conclusion to a tale fraught with cunning & pitfalls of the heart! I wish it didn‘t end.

AppuNthebooks Vampires, Witches and Daemons aside, the book at its core is about being different but same. A timely reminder in the current divisive atmosphere. Harkness‘ trilogy has set me up nicely for her new book - Time‘s Convert - that focusses on another set of key characters. In Picture: A magical place I escaped to on my birthday. (edited) 11mo
Vansa I loved this trilogy! So intelligent and filled with fascinating bits of history. 11mo
AppuNthebooks @Vansa Yep! Couldn‘t get enough of it. 11mo
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Taking a break from chores so here is a pic of my lunch. I'm so proud of my daughter who ingeniously surprised me with apple-cider, cranberry granola clusters by mixing the Granola in my #SSS package from @ferskner they are delicious and are going well with book and #SwissMiss from my #SSS package from @Wonderwoman89 Shout out for @Avanders for "playing ?" this year ?

I want to build that snowman ?but gotta wait for my daughter after school

Avanders Very creative daughter! Sounds delish! 🤤 11mo
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Another beautifully embossed cover 😁 from my #SSS package from @Wonderwoman89 who did an excellent job selecting books that I'm going to really enjoy. Im glad that @Avanders started up this very merry swap!

I've seen posts about #Time'sConvert here on Litsy lately so I'd love to hear from those that have read this particular volume.

Wonderwoman89 I hope you enjoy your books. 11mo
Texreader I loved this book 11mo
bookcollecter @Texreader cool..why did you like? Im looking forward to it. 11mo
bookcollecter @Wonderwoman89 I most certainly will. Thanks so much for your thoughtful gifts.. I'm grateful for a wonderful. Christmas🎄👍😀🙏 11mo
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#SSS #StockingStufferSwap @Avanders @Wonderwoman89

🎄😁📚👍🎄😁

Look at this colorfully awesome package I received from @Wonderwoman89 ! So much exciting stuff in this package! I will have to detail everything in upcoming posts. We just adore this Swiss Miss Cocoa variety pack. My daughter is already planning a nice Cocoa party for us Saturday morning☕

Thanks for spectacular box of goodies you did a stellar job 😁👍👍🎄

Wonderwoman89 Oh that sounds like fun and a perfect memory for her. 11mo
Avanders 🎄♥️❄️💙🥰 11mo
Avanders Also... you've received your second package too, yes? I know your sender would love to see your thoughts on it! ☺️☺️ 11mo
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Lizpixie
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The last book in the “All SoulsTrilogy” is done! Mostly a satisfying end to this story arc about Diana & Mathew but there were a few unanswered questions. Like, did Diana time walk back to Phillipe when the Nazis had him? Where is Gallowglass? And what purpose did it serve having the (spoilers) ghosts in the beginning of the book, then never mentioning them again?(except for 1 exchange) #wheresmygallowglassbook #andphillipeysabeauandmarthe

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Aggiemag
The Book of Life | Deborah Harkness

Just started this ebook, which is book 3. Have read the first two. Review when I finish!

Aggiemag So I finished this book awhile ago. Truth be told, I skipped great portions in the middle. I had gotten it from the library and only had 2 weeks to read it. It‘s a great book, long, as all three books are. It tied up all loose ends from the other two. I much preferred the first book (I read every word of that one!) 12mo
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#BookMail Pt3 is the 3rd book in the All Souls trilogy. This is the one I haven‘t finished yet, I‘m about 25% done with the audiobook so far. This is the conclusion to Mathew & Diana‘s story(so far) & their quest to find the missing pages of the Ashmole book. I‘m quite enjoying this series, I really hope the last 75% of this book doesn‘t suck!

laurenbescoby I absolutely love these book covers! 12mo
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Sha0102
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After hating Book 2, I really enjoyed this final one. Maybe the tv show helped with it. The show is great.

Ashley_Nicoletto I also hated book 2. Not sure what happened there. 🤣 13mo
Sha0102 @Ashley_Nicoletto Your words are mine! 🤔 13mo
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I read the first two books in 2013, and either my tastes have changed a whole lot since, or this book was just not as good as the other two.

The book was way too long, there was so much annoyingly superfluous detail, and major issues turned out to be no big deal, while the big villain came out of nowhere. Diana and Matthew even annoyed me with all of their perfection. Not sorry I finished, but I‘m glad it‘s over.🤷🏻‍♀️

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Lola I read the first and thought it was good but not great (which I expected it to be because it‘s really right up my alley) Will you pick up her new one, 13mo
sprainedbrain @Lola I have it on my list... but now I‘m not in any big hurry. I will probably read it eventually! 13mo
IndyHannaJones First was great and then they just went down hill... 13mo
HOTPock3tt I‘m having a really hard time finishing this book 😕 I thought it was just me 😪 I feel like I just want it to be over @sprainedbrain (edited) 12mo
sprainedbrain @HOTPock3tt I‘m sorry. 😞 I will say I ended up putting Time‘s Convert on hold at the library, so it didn‘t completely put me off the series. 🤷🏻‍♀️ 12mo
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