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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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Branwen
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#tarottakeover @ErinSueMreads

Today's card is the Hierophant, which focuses on tradition, ceremony, and conformity. I chose Gideon the Ninth, because of the way Harrow is so held captive by the traditions of Ninth House and how Gideon is...well, not. 😁 Their back and forth in this story was so mesmerizing! ❤📖❤

PS - who else is REALLY EXCITED for the third book to come out this fall?! 😍

Ruthiella I still have to read the second book, but nonetheless am and excited about the upcoming 2mo
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Mindelan
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I really liked it! Gideon is such an engaging character, and once the pace picks up it doesn‘t stop. I‘m a baby about scary stuff, and I ended up making a point of not reading it at night, but more because of little jump scare moments than anything else. I was a little disappointed that so much of the ending was a surprise, but it makes sense that a book with sequels would introduce new elements. Can‘t wait for the next one!

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Mindelan
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Well, I couldn‘t stop reading, and now I‘m 30 pages from the end and I *have* to stop and make food or my body will punish me. Also, the cats and dog are hungry.

I haven‘t been this engaged with a book in a long time, which is nice, but damn!

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Mindelan
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Taking some time this afternoon to read Gideon while I try to avoid another headache. Things are starting to speed up, and I‘m at the point where I‘m hitting a bunch of rapidfire reveals (and internally yelling). I have some guesses about who is responsible for the murders, but still not sure how it will shake out. I‘m hoping for a satisfying resolution regardless.
Meanwhile, Dottie wishes I would stop being boring and take her for a walk.

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Pedrocamacho
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This book is a lot of fun. I wasn‘t sure that I‘d dig the whole necromancy thing, but I did in the end. Ready for the next one.

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Order for a #GideontheNinth bookmark along with some freebies 🤩

Sapphire I love bookmarks! 3mo
ashsbookmarks @Sapphire me too 😍😍 that‘s why I make them 😏 3mo
Sapphire I just went to your Etsy store, I think I have purchased from you before! I like the one “let‘s read together” but I don‘t see it on the site yet. I have some of the newsprint ones. 3mo
ashsbookmarks @Sapphire oh….that‘s just a freebie sticker I always throw in 😁 3mo
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Mindelan
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Looking forward to making some progress in this chunker after quite a stressful week. The pace is picking up, and it‘s doing a great job of busting my reading slump!

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Mindelan
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Getting back into Litsy after a very extended leave because of pandemic stuff. Been having a hard time finishing books, but I‘m really enjoying Gideon. I waited a long time because I was worried it would be too scary/gory for me, but it is not too intense at all! It‘s a fun YA with a sassy narrator, a little slow at first but really enjoying the ride.

Also pictured is the pandemic pup we adopted this summer, Dottie. She is a spaz and we love her.

GondorGirl Dottie is beautiful! And Gideon is over of my favorite books! Fair warning, the second book is less "fun" and mentally darker. Still not scary, but a different feel from the first book. 3mo
Mindelan @GondorGirl Thanks for the heads up! I got my spouse to pre-read this one before I jumped in, I‘ll ask him to do the next one too. I‘m enjoying the concept and definitely want to give it a shot! 3mo
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ozma.of.oz
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“Two is for discipline, heedless of trial;
Three for the gleam of a jewel or a smile;
Four for fidelity, facing ahead;
Five for tradition and debts to the dead;
Six for the truth over solace in lies;
Seven for beauty that blossoms and dies;
Eight for salvation no matter the cost;
Nine for the Tomb, and for all that was lost.”

#EnamelPin

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Read-y_Picker
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Finally finished this one. I found it a little tough to wrap my head around at first but I'm eager to read the next in the trilogy now. Solid 4⭐️.

Crocodile on the Sandbank was a pleasant discovery for #Foodandlit22 but the end blew it big time. Overall a good listen 3⭐️.

Library hold on Death on the Nile is about to lapse so I'm hustling on that one.
Tempests and Slaughter I may DNF audiobook because I'm just not that into it, even at 63%.

Read-y_Picker @wideeyedreader I'm glad I stuck with Gideon! I had been wanting to read it for so long it was just so complicated to get into. Tempests and Slaughter is not working for me though. Maybe because I'm listening while I work, I just keep glazing over whole parts and it's not really sticking. #NYWD2022 @monalyisha 3mo
wideeyedreader @Read-y_Picker I‘m so glad you like Gideon!!! It‘s one of my all-time favorites already, lol. Tempests and Slaughter is different, lol. No shame in leaving it! 3mo
Andrew65 Great progress 👏👏👏🙌 3mo
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hissingpotatoes
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4/5⭐ This book mixes a whole bunch of genres really well. I loved the atmosphere, and the biting dialogue and humor were exquisite. #bookspinbingo

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hissingpotatoes
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KellyK I would love to audiopuzzle, but I have to puzzle at my parents‘ house because, Missy would make off with pieces… 🐈‍⬛🤣😬 4mo
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Read-y_Picker
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Time for some hot lunch and #NYWD22!
Feeling a bit behind watching everyone post about having completed theirs already. 😭😭

wideeyedreader I hope you love it! 4mo
monalyisha @Read-y_Picker Don‘t worry! I haven‘t finished my first book yet, either. You‘re in good company (if I do say so myself). 😉 4mo
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Tonton
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Coming late to this series; so much fun! Socially crippled necromancer and a swordswoman who‘s great at zingers and 2-handed sword fighting but equally inept in emotional expression, what‘s not to like? Followed immediately by Harrow the Ninth so feeling very pumped at the moment!
Illustration: surfing 🏄‍♀️ in Kanagawa, Japan.

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Mehso-so

There‘s nothing wrong with this book. Written beautifully and there‘s so much going on. I think I would enjoy it more as a physical book rather than an audiobook tho.

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Nessavamusic
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#wondrouswednesday
1. I have two favorite genres so…
Romance - this is tough, I would say Lisa Kleypas & Nora Roberts
Fantasy - classic Tolkien, modern Ilona Andrews
2. Tagged, was just a nope for me
3. 5 school days til Winter Break! #litsyteachers

TheBookHippie TWO DAYS for me!!! 🎉🎉🎉❄️ 5mo
Nessavamusic @TheBookHippie 🎉🎉🎉 5mo
Eggs Thanks for playing! 5mo
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rsteve388
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What a wonderful start to this series. I fully intend to read all of these book, I am so fascinated by the whole world of necromancers. What a great fun read. It lost my attention at times. But overall I thoroughly enjoyed it. #WinterGames TBRRead 15pts (?)

StayCurious Yup 15 points, plus 1 for participation post 5mo
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rsteve388
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StayCurious Great job! 5mo
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rsteve388
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Next Year I want to Finish my reading before December. I am feeling so slow and am having a hard time wanting to read physical books. I think I just really want to watch Christmas Movies... Which I could do of course. But I also want to reach my goal and I am only five books away


#RandomThoughts

Nikki_E Oh, put on a movie you have already seen and read while listening. 5mo
rsteve388 @Nikki_E Well that's a great idea! Thank you. Klaus it is then! 5mo
Moonprismpower Read picture books or graphic novels? Don‘t pressure yourself! 5mo
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ozma.of.oz
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Gideon Nav, indentured servant of the Ninth House, can earn her freedom with one last task. Accompany Harrowhawk, heir of the Ninth, to a series of trials for immortality. What could possibly go wrong?

So much gothic-ish fun! & I‘ve learned 2 things. 1, I love squished together genres. This is, in parts, fantasy, sci-fi, and locked room murder mystery. 2, I am not a fan of enemies to lovers. At least, not over the course of a week. 🌕🌕🌕🌕🌑

ozma.of.oz CW 👇🏻 5mo
ozma.of.oz Several mentions, over the course of the book, of a deliberate massacre that resulted in the deaths of 200 children. (edited) 5mo
ozma.of.oz Also, if I was friends with a buff ginger who loved puns and was a badass with a two handed broadsword, I would marry her. RIP to Harrowhawk Nonagesimus, Reverend Daughter of the Ninth House, but I‘m different. 5mo
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ozma.of.oz Also ALSO My #DoubleSpin book for @TheAromaofBooks ! 🖤 5mo
Andrew65 Great 👏👏👏 5mo
TheSpineView On my TBR list! 5mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 5mo
kimmypete1 Nice! 5mo
Ruthiella You know, I never saw their relationship as lovers. I think Muir gives enough room for another interpretation. I saw them more as siblings than finally stopped fighting and who realize their love and respect for each other . 🤔 I thought that Gideon‘s infatuation/love was for Dulcinea. (edited) 5mo
ozma.of.oz @Ruthiella I don‘t really think that‘s where they ended up, but it felt like that‘s where they were heading. You do make an excellent point though. I think my problem was more that I hated how quickly Gideon‘s change of heart was. Whether that be towards friendship, lovers, or familial, it just happened too fast under an intensely traumatic situation. But there‘s a sequel so I might get the longer, more in-depth apologies I feel like I needed. 5mo
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So this exists #Playlists #Books

rachelm 😂 5mo
julesG Oh! Goodie! 5mo
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rsteve388
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Started this book this morning, and I have a feeling it will be one of those books that I'll always wish I could.forget it and reread it as if I never read it before. #WinterGames

Ruthiella I just read this last month. It was crazy and fun! 5mo
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I combo listened (narration by Moira Quirk=fantastic)/ read the ebook. I honestly didn‘t understand what was going on until at least 60% and I‘m still not sure I get all of it, but I loved it! It has aspects of both, but I would categorize it as Fantasy over Sci-Fi. Gideon, a thrall bound to the Ninth House, gets her chance to escape when she becomes the Cavalier to her house‘s Necromancer. It‘s bonkers, funny, touching and incredibly creative.

Laughterhp Just wait until you try and read the second one. That one is even more confusing! 6mo
Ruthiella @Laughterhp Seriously? 😂 Totally looking forward to it. I‘m already developing theories as to who is buried in the locked tomb and why they are such a threat to the god emperor...🤔 6mo
Centique I had to make myself a list of the houses and who belonged to which, so I could refer back! 😂 6mo
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Centique Loved it though! 😍 6mo
Ruthiella @Centique I think we are really twinsey 👯 when it comes to SFF! I read ebook/audio combo and definitely had to reference the beginning section where the houses and their cavaliers and necromancers were listed! 6mo
Centique @Ruthiella we truly are! 👯‍♀️❤️ 6mo
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teresareads
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I completely fucking hate you ... No offense
😂

Ruthiella I just finished this book. It was really great! 😃 I love the banter and Gideon‘s wiseacre attitude. 6mo
teresareads @Ruthiella I'm about 150 pages in and having a great time so far. The tone reminds me of Murderbot. 6mo
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kgriffith
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“When she breathed, it sounded like custard sloshing around in an air conditioner.”
😳 😂

vlwelser I love the language she uses. 7mo
Ddzmini “Nine for the Tomb, and for all that was lost” love it 🥰📖 7mo
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Nessavamusic
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Bailedbailed

Sadly bailing on this one. It is funny and interesting world building. However, there is just too much going on/too many characters and some dialog that is problematic for me.

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kgriffith
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Giving this another go as it devastated my partner and I found myself less annoyed with the blatant enemy to lovers energy the second time. Maybe not being at college with 20 year olds who don‘t realize it‘s a trope helped. 🙃

Lindy Ha! I hate that trope but it didn‘t interfere with my enjoyment of this bizarre story. 7mo
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PuddleJumper
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I really enjoyed this book but it is a bit of a confusing mess. I'm not sure if I will read the rest of the series because despite enjoying it I don't care about any of the characters or the plot

#Screamathon, #SpookOWeen #scarathlon2021 #TeamSlaughter #BookSpinBingo

@TheSpineView, @TheAromaofBooks, @4thhouseontheleft @Clwojick

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PuddleJumper
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I've been wanting to read this book for ages and it finally came into my local library

I've been sucked in but I have to admit it's a bit of a slog and very confusing

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IamIamIam
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I'm probably only one of a few people who haven't jumped on this bandwagon but Tor seems to want to change that! If you haven't signed up for Tor's free book club, go do that now & get a free digital copy of Gideon the Ninth!

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CallMeIshmael
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First of all this book is amazing and second it‘s FREE!!!!

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LibrarianRyan
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If you still have not read this book it‘s time to get it free.

https://ebookclub.tor.com/?utm_source=exacttarget&utm_medium=eblast&utm_term=tor...

Read-y_Picker Yay! Thank you I totally would have missed the email 7mo
TracyReadsBooks Such a great book! 7mo
LA_Mead I was just about to download that! Looks cool. 7mo
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ozma.of.oz
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Just in time for spooky season, Tor‘s eBook Club is Gideon the Ninth by Tamsyn Muir! Available for download in mobi and ePub formats before 11:59 PM ET October 8th.

https://ebookclub.tor.com #TorBookClub

Available in the US and Canada.

wildwoodreads Oh that‘s exciting! I‘ve wanted to read this but I‘ve been afraid to commit. 7mo
LaurelChandler Just snatched it! Have you read it? What do you think? 7mo
ozma.of.oz @LaurelChandler I have not. But I have heard excellent things about it from people I trust, and it‘s been on my TBR list for most of this year. 😅 7mo
LaurelChandler @ozma.of.oz I've heard great things about it too. When you finish it please share with us! 7mo
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TheSpineView
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FYI... Tor's free book this month is Gideon the Ninth. This would make a good choice for #Scarathon2021 @Clwojick #TeamSlaughter
I have not read yet but hope to get to it this month.
🖤🎃🧡📖🖤

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kwmg40
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If you join the Tor.com eBook Club and are in the US or Canada, you can get a free copy of this book, a good choice for all those spooky October readathons!

I‘m currently reading the sequel Harrow the Ninth.

#scarathlon2021 #spookoween #wickedathon #screamathon #necronomathon

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ashsbookmarks
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Added flowers to the back of my Gideon the Ninth bookmarks 🤗 I love it!!!!
#gideontheninth

wildwoodreads So pretty 😍 7mo
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Larkken
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September wrap-up includes not many books. Tagged was probably what I enjoyed the most this month, but the Chosen and the Beautiful was almost enough to make me want to reread Great Gatsby, so that‘s not nothing! I started She Who Became the Sun… but still didn‘t quite make a bingo! @bookspinbingo

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Larkken
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Just finished a work trip, over which I was very surprised I finished only this one book! I thought I‘d have lots of me-time, but no.
What a quirky, action-packed, genre-bending book! The MC is FUNNY and crass and I loved her. Plus, it‘s (semi?-)queer space necromancers with manyof bones, gore, and 1x1 battles.
Yes, that last pitch is for the #roaringwolf Sep sci-fi challenge 😉

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Anita
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I‘m reading this for the second time, and I still don‘t feel like I understand everything that‘s happening in it.

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ashsbookmarks
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Order with my Gideon the Ninth bookmark is ready to be shipped!
#smallbusiness #GideontheNinth

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AkashaVampie
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I think I might have found another one of my next reads... I love booktube!!!

@ElizaMarie @AsYouWish @jb72

SilverShanica This book was absolutely fantastic! The sequel is equally good, though it goes all over the place. 9mo
AkashaVampie @SilverShanica I did hear about that its alittle hard to understand at first. 9mo
SilverShanica @AkashaVampie it is, but well worth the trip at the end - when it all comes together everything makes so much sense. It‘s been announced that the series has been extended to 4 books from the original 3. 9mo
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AkashaVampie @SilverShanica wow... I only knew about this and the sequel. Didn't even know it had a 3rd. 9mo
SilverShanica @AkashaVampie book 3 was just announced as Nona the Ninth, due out Fall 2022, with book 4, Alecto the Ninth, due in 2023. Alecto was supposed to be book 3, but I guess something about the storylines changed, and they decided to add another book in. 9mo
AkashaVampie @SilverShanica oh ok. Thanks for letting me know sweetie. I hope I like them. 🤞🤞🤞 9mo
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Clare-Dragonfly
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#LittensDressedInBlood day 3: You want to talk about twists? This book and its sequel are full of the most mind-boggling twists I could barely keep up. (In fact, I don‘t think I did keep up with Harrow the Ninth!) If you haven‘t read this yet, this haunted house story in space with extremely lesbian necromancers (seriously, Gideon is the gayest fictional character I‘ve ever read) is a great choice for your fall TBR. Can‘t wait for Nona the Ninth!

GondorGirl I'm so obsessed with these books! 🥰🥰🥰🥰 9mo
Sweetkokoro I wanted to like this series because it sounded so cool but I couldn‘t even make it out of the 1st chapter. Glad you love it though (and everyone else haha) 9mo
MidnightBookGirl I probably need to give this book a read! 9mo
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Clare-Dragonfly @SincerelyWinona That‘s actually the title of the next book! Alecto the Ninth will be book 4! 9mo
SincerelyWinona Ooooh! I was thinking you just renamed the second book for your own purposes. I‘m clearly behind. 😆 I‘m excited there‘s even more to come though! 9mo
Clare-Dragonfly @SincerelyWinona The second book is already out! 9mo
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Gideon the Ninth Bookmark
#gideontheninth
STORYTIME: I just finished this book. It took me a very long time to get into the book but in the end I think it was worth it. I will be reading the rest of the books. I love the skulls and flowers combo!

wideeyedreader That bookmark is so cute! Where did you get it? 9mo
ashsbookmarks @wideeyedreader ☺️ I made it! It is available in my Etsy shop 9mo
wideeyedreader I‘ll have to give it a look! 9mo
GondorGirl One of my favorite books of all time! Fair warning, the second book has a totally different tone. Equally as amazing, but a completely different feel. 9mo
ashsbookmarks @GondorGirl good to know. I think about the book a lot so it must have struck me different. I‘m excited to continue the series! 9mo
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Branwen
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*FANGIRL SCREAMING*

HAS EVERYONE SEEN THIS EXCITING NEWS?! 🎉🎉🎉 Not only do we have a name and tentative release date (Fall 2022) for the next book, this confirms that it's not a trilogy, it's a series! 😍💕📚 I can't wait to see what the cover looks like!

Clare-Dragonfly Oh my gosh! So exciting! 9mo
GondorGirl I'm not sure if I'm crying because it's not the series finale, or because we get another book. 9mo
Branwen @Clare-Dragonfly Right?! @GondorGirl SAME. 😢😃 9mo
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wideeyedreader
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I adored every second of this book, even the parts that made me cry a little (and I don‘t cry at books often). If you think this is something you‘re interested in, read it. It‘s so worth it. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Sapphic necromancers in space? I said SIGN ME UP and I am beyond thrilled that I read this book. So many twists and turns that I never saw coming! A really great queer sci-fi/fantasy! 🖤

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Johanna414
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Did some more #audiogardening this afternoon and stuck some succulents in the flowerbed I finally finished digging up. I'm in full summer project mode, and really don't want to go in for our last week of school! I can't wait to see how this looks in a month or so as the plants fill in and grow!!