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Gideon the Ninth
Gideon the Ninth | Tamsyn Muir
Gideon the Ninth is the most fun you'll ever have with a skeleton. The Emperor needs necromancers. The Ninth Necromancer needs a swordswoman. Gideon has a sword, some dirty magazines, and no more time for undead bullshit. Tamsyn Muirs Gideon the Ninth unveils a solar system of swordplay, cut-throat politics, and lesbian necromancers. Her characters leap off the page, as skillfully animated as necromantic skeletons. The result is a heart-pounding epic science fantasy. Brought up by unfriendly, ossifying nuns, ancient retainers, and countless skeletons, Gideon is ready to abandon a life of servitude and an afterlife as a reanimated corpse. She packs up her sword, her shoes, and her dirty magazines, and prepares to launch her daring escape. But her childhood nemesis wont set her free without a service. Harrowhark Nonagesimus, Reverend Daughter of the Ninth House and bone witch extraordinaire, has been summoned into action. The Emperor has invited the heirs to each of his loyal Houses to a deadly trial of wits and skill. If Harrowhark succeeds she will be become an immortal, all-powerful servant of the Resurrection, but no necromancer can ascend without their cavalier. Without Gideons sword, Harrow will fail, and the Ninth House will die. Of course, some things are better left dead. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
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saresmoore
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I am loving this!

GrilledCheeseSamurai I finished last night. Beware. The ending is a bitch. I loved it! 😍 6m
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GrilledCheeseSamurai
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Yeah. Thanks alot, Tamsyn Muir. I'd appreciate it if you could explain to my workplace why I'ma be so friggen tired tomorrow. So much for sleep tonight. 🤷‍♂️

I ain't putting this down now till I finish it. It's that kinda ending I guess. Been a hot minute since a book will have not let me go to bed.

Now if you'll excuse me...I have some reading to do.

OwenBanner Looks goooood 11h
Weisubei Love the cover!! 3h
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saresmoore
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Now if everyone could just stop needing things from me for, like, twenty minutes...

JacqMac Good luck with that. 19h
saresmoore @JacqMac For real. 🙄 19h
LeahBergen Go lock yourself in the bathroom. 😆 19h
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Owlizabeth Gah! My library hasn‘t received/processed their copies yet and I‘m seriously considering just going and buying it. 19h
saresmoore @Owlizabeth I was lucky to be first in line for this! I hope your library gets it soon! 🤞 19h
saresmoore @LeahBergen That‘s an excellent idea! 😂 19h
bookishbitch I'm on the list for this at my library. I love the dark edge pages! 17h
JennyM I‘ll distract them while you run and hide 😆 Hope you get some peace and quiet to read x (edited) 13h
batsy I'm so tempted to get this on Kindle! I've yet to see a negative review or even a disappointed "this was overhyped" and that seems rare these days ? 13h
saresmoore @batsy I‘ve only managed to squeeze in reading about sixty pages so far, but I‘ve LOLed several times. My favorite blurb on the back is, “The author is clearly insane.” 3h
saresmoore @JennyM Thank you! ♥️ 3h
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TracyReadsBooks
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This is a good one & yes, you can believe the hype. I‘m sure I can‘t describe it any better than the blurb on the front does so I‘m not going to try. What I will say is I liked it from first page to last, loved Gideon in all her snarky glory (reminded me a bit of In Other Lands in terms of sheer snarky awesomeness) & got utterly lost in the fascinating & compelling world created by Muir. As for the ending?!? You just have to read it! Recommended.

Cinfhen That blurb is perfection ☺️ 2d
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BeaG
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7days7covers #covercrush
Day 5

Post your favorite book cover. No explanation. Tag someone else each day. @Blueberry

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esurient
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I am intrigued by you, Kindle sample.

#steeplesfingers

AiBBot It is soo good. I have laughed at and been inspired by the spectacular sarcasm. 2d
esurient @AiBBot Yay, sarcasm! ❤ 1d
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rachelsbrittain
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Perfect day for @Addison_Reads to tag me in #7days7covers because I just started this beauty and love everything about it from the skeleton-covered cover to the sprayed black edges

Tagging @sebrittain Post about 7 book covers you love in 7 days if you want to join in. No explanations needed, and tag another litten if you can to spread the fun! #covercrush

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emmaturi
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Day 5 #7days7covers #covercrush

Tagging @Suet624 are you interested in this?

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Lizpixie
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Oh. My. God!! I really, REALLY want to throw this at a wall! The ending just reached into my chest, dragged my heart out and jumped up and down on it for two chapters. I‘m not gonna spoil it for anyone but that ending is a bitch. Loved the story, it was fantastic, the characters and world building were top notch, but be prepared for heart rending by the last chapter. Now I‘m going to go cry in a corner for a little while.💀💔🖤🧡🖤💔💀

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I read 150 pages of this yesterday with zero effort. It's so funny! Cant wait to get back to it after work. And dinner. And piano practice. And the next five chapters of Prisoner of Azkaban. Theres always lunch break. :)

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Lizpixie
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On Chapter 36, so almost done with this brilliant novel. I‘ve been struggling with bad headaches for the last fortnight, new medication, I think, has been forcing up my blood pressure & pulse which sucks. So it‘s halfway thru September and this is only my 2nd book of the month😩So bummed after managing 27 last month. That‘s life with a chronic illness. Yay!🙌 At least this book is amazing. The hype was definitely worth it IMHO👍

cobwebmoth I hope the headaches go away soon! 2d
Soubhiville I hope you‘re feeling better soon. 2d
Jas16 I hope you feel better soon 💐 2d
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eri.reads I hope you get some relief soon. I also live with chronic illness so I totally understand how flares cripple you unexpectedly. 🌷💐🌹 2d
Leftcoastzen Here‘s hoping it‘s a short flare and you feel better soon. 2d
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I hope you feel better soon ❤️ 2d
Lizpixie @cobwebmoth @Soubhiville @Jas16 @eri.reads @Leftcoastzen @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks thank you all so much for the thoughts & concern, I keep saying #littensarethebestpeople You guys rock🤘♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️ 2d
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AutumnRLS
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FINALLY finished Hollow Kingdom (it's been a very busy week) and now I'm exhausted but ready to dig in. Read a few pages last night and would have read more if I could have forced my eyes to stay open.

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TracyReadsBooks
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Oh weekend morning, how I love you with delicious coffee, a tasty treat and a book that lives up to the hype (so far).

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AshleyKorinE
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Oh my god! I don‘t even know what I read besides it was the weirdest thing ever and I loved it. Gideon is amazing. I cannot express my feelings besides incomprehensible screaming! At first I was a little confused but as the world built and the excitement and suspense I got so invested. Gideon is just so sad, but perfect, hilarious, and amazing! I want to know these characters, I need the next book now, I want to live in this gothic horror show!

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SassenachTheBookWizard
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Ahhhh! Finally got my paws on Gideon the Ninth! ♥️♥️♥️♥️ Black page edges too

LiljaPleasant Did you read the Loki one already? 😍 4d
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TracyReadsBooks
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When one author you like raves about a book, it can be hard not to run out and immediately acquire the book they are raving about...When two authors rave about the same book, I feel it‘s pretty much understood you need to Read. That. Book. Now. If not yesterday...so yeah, thanks to Annalee Newitz and V.E. Schwab, my morning walk was to a bookstore so I could get the tagged book. Anticipating a really, really, really good read. 🤞

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GrilledCheeseSamurai
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"But tasteful, you know?" ?

GypsyKat 😂 5d
Lindy I prefer tasteful skulls barfing too. 5d
Sweetkokoro Ah yes tasteful haha. I‘m waiting to see what you think of this book before I read it as I have learned your tastes are really great and my luck with YA is really horrible haha. 5d
Avanders 😆😆 5d
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Lizpixie
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I had to put The Whisper Man down for a little bit, this was calling to me very loudly! I‘m 130pgs in and loving it very much. The world she‘s built is very unique, it kinda reminds me of Kameron Hurley a bit. Gideon is a brilliant MC, bitchy, sarcastic but underneath a little bit squishy.💀

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rachelsbrittain
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Saw @Liberty talking about how great this book is and then that it has "lesbian necromancers" and I'm just completely sold so it became a surprise pick-me-up from the bookstore today ?

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GrilledCheeseSamurai
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❤️ I have made it miiiiiiiine! ❤️

So freaking excited. 🤩

Soubhiville Can‘t wait for your review! 1w
chaoticgoodhufflepuff I‘m so jealous! ❤️❤️ 1w
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e.c.vitoria
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Lizpixie
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#BookMail Pt4 My final BookMail today is one I‘ve been anticipating for awhile now. I first saw @Liberty rave about it, then nearly every author & reviewer on Instagram joined the cheer squad. It seems all you have to say is “lesbian necromancers in space” and everyone falls over themselves to grab a copy! Definitely looking forward to reading this. That is, when my 3day and counting monster headache decides to bugger off! #headachebegone

WanderingBookaneer Lol! I keep saying, “You had me at lesbian necromancer.” @Liberty was also the one responsible for my purchase. 1w
GypsyKat This looks awesome! 1w
Soubhiville I love when there‘s a special surprise pattern under the book cover! 1w
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vivastory
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I went book shopping...not pictured is book 1 of Slaughter's Will Trent series.

Leftcoastzen Fall is brutal,so many big books, I was eyeing the King and Rushdie.Just Atwood today. 1w
saresmoore I picked up The Testaments, too, and I‘m first in line for the library copy of Gideon! 1w
vivastory @saresmoore Gideon has stained edges. I'm a sucker for stained edges. 1w
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readordierachel Excellent choices. I bought Gideon today too 👍 1w
vivastory @readordierachel I'm really looking forward to it! 1w
vivastory @readordierachel I've heard the following has similar vibes to Gideon 1w
readordierachel @vivastory Ooh, that sounds promising. I mean, how can you say no to "A black tide of violence, perversity, and lush writing"? ? 1w
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Erin01
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I've heard such good things about this one, got some tea & a few candles so I'm ready to dive in 📖☕

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nitalibrarian
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This book is out today. I loved the ARC so much that I had to have a copy for my own collection. Also love the page edges are a nice dark black. Fits the atmosphere of the book beautifully.

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GrilledCheeseSamurai
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If that blurb from Charles Stross doesn't make you interested in this book I don't know what will! *grabby hands*

I can't wait to have this book in my hands!
📖🤲📖

brilliantglow My pre-order shipped this morning! I'm so excited 1w
DGRachel My indie emailed me to let me know my copy arrived, but I won‘t be able to get over there until the weekend. 😭 1w
Branwen They had me at 'lesbian necromancers'! 😍💕📚 1w
Owlizabeth @Liberty has been hyping this book so hard, I cannot wait for my library hold to come in! I am so beyond excited for Gideon. 1w
saresmoore What @Branwen said! This wasn‘t on my radar at all, but I‘m intrigued! 1w
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shanaqui
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Some of my friends are struggling/did struggle with the beginning of this, but I'm pretty intrigued? Only 50 pages in for now, but still... I'm wondering where everything's going. I'm not a big fan of Gideon, though! Okay, Harrow's not great to her, but it doesn't sound like she's exactly a ray of sunshine herself.

Clare-Dragonfly This sounds amazing. I mean, all you have to say is “lesbian necromancer” and I‘m interested. 1w
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AiBBot
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Cancel everything! Busy reading!!!

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TheBookStacker
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#BookMail what a day for books! Super Tuesday! Dropping everything to start Gideon because @Liberty has gushed about it for so long!

GrilledCheeseSamurai I'm excited for Gideon the Ninth too! ❤️ 1w
Liberty ⚔️🖤☠️ 1w
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AutumnRLS
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Finally!!!!!!!!!! I know this is a big release day, but this is what I've been waiting for!

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NoFrigateLikeABook
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We went a little bit overboard (not really) on the new release table re: Atwood, but I‘m going to handsell the hell outta Gideon the Ninth.

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Liberty
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🎉IT‘S NEW BOOK DAY!🎉 And Gideon has been unleashed upon the masses! ☠️Here are some of today‘s new books! There are several more out today that I am excited about, more than I can possibly name here, but include The Divers‘ Game, Akin, Pet, The Only Plane in the Sky, Will My Cat Eat My Eyeballs, Are You Listening?, Homesick, The Testaments, Stargazing, and Diamond Doris. What are you excited to read? 📚❤️📚

AutumnRLS Finally getting my hands on Gideon when the mail comes! This is an epic day for releases! 1w
eri.reads Gideon the Ninth and The Testaments, rah, rah, rah!!! 🥳🥳🥳 1w
vivastory Gideon! New Stephen King! The Testaments! 1w
Graciouswarriorprincess The Testaments! What a great selection of books!!! Love Tuesday release days! 1w
RealBooks4ever Gideon The Ninth!! 💜💜💜 1w
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Liberty
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So Tor.com let me wave my Muppet arms around over my book obsession, GIDEON THE NINTH! I wrote a non-spoilery review and said things like "Maulmart greeter" and "Necrogina George." Only six more days until this amazing gothic-ass grotesquerie is out! ?☠️⚔️ https://www.tor.com/2019/09/04/book-reviews-non-spoiler-gideon-the-ninth-by-tams...

AutumnRLS Finally preordered! Can't wait!!!! 2w
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Beachesnbooks
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August reading wrap-up! Awesomely, my August reading included my favorite book of the year so far (tagged book) as well as a great YA fantasy sequel and an important nonfiction work. Reviews will be up on my blog soon, but here are my ratings!
Gideon the Ninth ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Columbine ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Rage ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
The Ten Thousand Doors of January ⭐️⭐️⭐️
My Friend Anna ⭐️⭐️⭐️
Vox ⭐️⭐️⭐️

Owlizabeth I am so excited to read Gideon the Ninth!! 3w
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e.c.vitoria
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shanaqui
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I guessed this month's #illumicrate pick correctly! Looking forward to digging into this. Heck of a cover.

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vivastory
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The tagged book is one of my most anticipated fall releases. The first 8 chapters are currently free to download on Kindle.

readordierachel Cannot. Wait. 😃 1mo
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Liberty
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Happy Book Lover‘s Day! ❤️📚❤️📚❤️

LibrarianRyan love the ascetic 1mo
umbrellagirl Love the Beetlegeuse quote! 1mo
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Beachesnbooks
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My tbr for the #reversereadathon ! My goal is to finish both of these this weekend. @DeweysReadathon

nitalibrarian I LOVED Gideon the Ninth! I hope you enjoy it too. 2mo
Beachesnbooks @nitalibrarian It's soooo good! I don't want it to end 2mo
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Liberty
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I was sitting in my office today, when my heart started to itch and my brain started to sizzle, and through no will of my own I went to the door. And as I opened it, I heard the screams of every tormented soul that ever sloughed off their skin casing. And here it was on my porch, my precious, its endpages black as my heart. It started purring, and asked me to feed it bones and secrets, and scratch its spine until my fingers bled. ☠️⚔️🖤

GrilledCheeseSamurai Niiiiice! I've been looking forward to this one. 🤘 2mo
CaseyTheCanadianLesbrarian I am very excited about this book! 2mo
LibrarianRyan I want this one so bad. I hope it's the one I have coming from Tor 2mo
Hooked_on_books I love your picture. Good thing you keep a pile of bones handy. 😂 2mo
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Beachesnbooks
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August TBR! I'm doing a monthlong readathon called #arcaugust to catch up on upcoming releases that I picked up at #bookexpo ; these are all coming out at the end of August or early September. Currently reading the tagged book and it's a really hilarious fantasy read so far!

Skyrimir I LOVE those bookends! 2mo
Reviewsbylola After the Flood is on my TBR. 2mo
AutumnRLS Dying to get my hands on a copy of Gideon. I'm so jealous. :) 2mo
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ablachly
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It turns out I DO enjoy girls with swords. A whole hell of a lot. This book is magnificent.

GingerAntics I‘m always up for a good girl-with-sword story!!! 2mo
ablachly @GingerAntics sooooo good. 2mo
GingerAntics I‘ve added it to my Apple Books wish list!!! It‘s not out until September, though. 2mo
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ablachly
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Nothing says “book to relax by the water with” like lesbian necromancers.

cariashley Am really looking forward to this one, especially after @Liberty‘s rave review! 2mo
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nitalibrarian
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I read 17 in June. My 5 star reads are circled.

Erofan 👍 3mo
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Liberty
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☠️🖤⚔️☠️🖤⚔️☠️🖤⚔️☠️🖤⚔️

brit91 That's so cool!!😎🤩 3mo
chaoticgoodhufflepuff I‘m so excited for this book! 3mo
AutumnRLS I am seriously obsessed with getting my hands on this book, and I totally blame you and your enthusiasm for it. Lol. 3mo
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Mirandareads
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Literally just finished this book in my hotel room at a book conference. This is INCREDIBLE!!!! So much kick ass, skeleton-fightin, bloody battling, hilarious fun! I‘ve never read anything like it before and am beyond impressed by the world the author has created. Cannot wait to read this again, yes AGAIN💜🙌🏼!!!

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nitalibrarian
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I watched the start to the 2nd season of Big Little Lies. Now I'm waiting for some clothes in the drier by catching up with Litsy and reading and it's then time for bed.

My current read is a wonderfully dark mix of fantasy and science fiction. I'm digging it a lot.

Slajaunie Sweet puppy! 💚🐾 3mo
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nitalibrarian
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In the mood for some darker fantasy/sci-fi tonight so I'm going to start this ARC.

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aeeklund
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Finished this amazing book on Kindle while still in the waiting room and literally yelled when I got to the end. Absolutely phenomenal—funny, creepy, twisty, action-packed ride with such amazing, amazing characters. I will be promoting the HELL out of this one when it comes out in September!! I cannot wait for book two!! #deweysapril @DeweysReadathon

Bookcation74 I have already preorder this book based on the effusive love from @Liberty 5mo
aeeklund @Bookcation74 YOU WILL NOT BE SORRY!! IT IS SO GOOD!! 🖤💀⚔️ 5mo
Bookcation74 Have you read Nevernight and Godsgrave by Jay Kristoff? Is it somewhat similar? 5mo
aeeklund @Bookcation74 I am a huge Jay Kristoff fan! And yes, there are definitely similar vibes with this one. I plan to recommend it to fans of his! 5mo
Bookcation74 Awesome! Can‘t wait! 5mo
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Liberty
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Still obsessed, in case you were wondering. Mark👏🏻it👏🏻down👏🏻now. ☠️🖤☠️

LibrarianRyan Ohhhh. So many Galleys I can‘t keep for myself. 😤 6mo
LeahBergen 😆😆 Awesome! 6mo
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IndyHannaJones Yeah ok I could get into that. 6mo
balletbookworm I LOVE IT!! (Damn I really want to read it again) 6mo
CoffeeK8 This sounds terrific! 6mo
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