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Wicked Saints
Wicked Saints: A Novel | Emily A. Duncan
“Prepare for a snow-frosted, blood-drenched fairy tale where the monsters steal your heart and love ends up being the nightmare.” - Roshani Chokshi, New York Times bestselling author of The Star-Touched Queen “This book destroyed me and I adored it.”- Stephanie Garber, New York Times bestselling author of Caraval A girl who can speak to gods must save her people without destroying herself. A prince in danger must decide who to trust. A boy with a monstrous secret waits in the wings. Together, they must assassinate the king and stop the war. In a centuries-long war where beauty and brutality meet, their three paths entwine in a shadowy world of spilled blood and mysterious saints, where a forbidden romance threatens to tip the scales between dark and light. Wicked Saints is the thrilling start to Emily A. Duncan’s devastatingly Gothic Something Dark and Holy trilogy.
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sking222
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tjwill
Wicked Saints: A Novel | Emily A. Duncan
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April 2019 #owlcrate theme: The Dark Side. The #bookmap scarf is cool. I hope the book is good! I definitely need to read Six of Crows, because I have several things from book subscription boxes now.

Clare-Dragonfly Are those Six of Crows socks?! Amazing. 6d
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SoManyBooksNotEnoughTime
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Mehso-so

"Intentions were not always kind nor just"

This book was a fun, quick, gothic, YA read. It wasn't really my cup of tea, as the romance became too big of a part of the plotline. It's a good first novel, but I do wish there had been a lot more character development and world building. I was never invested enough in any of the characters to feel fully absorbed by the story.

BooknerdsLife Awww so sorry to hear that , was looking forward to read this, but not a big fan on romance either 🙄 2d
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novelknight
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Panpan

This book was A Struggle. Bored for most of it, and then the story started to pick up around the 60-70% mark but by that point I was reading more as a completionist than for actual interest in the book. It just didn't keep my attention enough to invest in the characters or what was happening. With all the rave reviews, I feel like I read an entirely different book. #audiobook

Definitely not a win for me despite the book having potential.

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bloodychamber
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Now that Litsy has a website (yay!) I should be able to use this account more and not just pop in every few months 😊

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Cailey_Mac
Wicked Saints: A Novel | Emily A. Duncan
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I have my May #tbr set! I also plan the finish my audio book, Heir of Fire this week, as I have about 5 hours left on it, as well as adding Aurora Rising to my list once my preorder makes it💜😍📚 I may or may not have to add a light and fluffy contemporary, as that has been a great palette cleanser for fantasy books📖 #mountTBR #May2019 #20of2019

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tracey38
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Finished this one last night. Overall, I really enjoyed this book from a debut author. I was a quick read and I really felt for the characters. What you see and think at the beginning may not be what's real. I couldn't pronounce a lot of names/places and one character I just gave a different name to in my head when I read 🤫. And I was a bit confused in parts that I didn't feel were explained well enough. But still really enjoyed this one.

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DarcysMom
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Mehso-so

🌟🌟🌟
#Netgalley

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tracey38
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It's been a long couple weeks. Been working overtime at work and am just tired. Haven't read as much as I would like to but am about 2/3rds through this book and enjoying it.

whippoorwill815 I feel your pain. You just described my life also! 2w
tracey38 @whippoorwill815 it's been rough! Hope you get a relaxing weekend! 2w
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Ddzmini
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Okay so I‘ve read this and I don‘t want to spoil it for others so did I like it... or loved it... well I‘ll have to see what the next one brings

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BookHoarder32
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So I saw a discussion started on Facebook that guys running their hands through their hair is like the over-used girls letting out a breath they didn't know they were holding...

And now I can't stop noticing it. 😂

ravenlee Cinder drove me crazy with this - the prince is always brushing his bangs out of his eyes and such. It was ridiculous, and once I noticed it (his first appearance) I couldn‘t stop seeing it. 3w
BookHoarder32 @ravenlee Haha! I haven't read that one yet... 🤔😱 3w
BooknerdsLife LOL NOW I‘m never going to UnSee this in every book!!!! 😱🤣🤣🙈 BTW...I‘m dying to get my hands on a copy of The Wicked Saints! 😭 Lucky you! 🙌🏼📚💖 2d
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Ddzmini
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Starting this only because it‘s the only book in my car right now and because I‘ve heard you all say it‘s great 😋📖

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tracey38
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Almost halfway through this one. And although I can't pronounce a lot of the names and places in this book, I'm still finding the story good and entertaining.

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tracey38
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Started this one yesterday because I was in the mood for something different and this high fantasy fit the bill once I started reading. It has a lot of Slavic folklore, according to the author. I love the cover, but also love this surprise under the cover.

MellieAntoinette Loved this one!!! 3w
tracey38 @MellieAntoinette good to hear! I can't pronounce a lot of the names/places, but the story is good. I'm almost halfway through. 3w
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VelvetSpade
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Went a bit crazy at the store today... where do I begin?!

GondorGirl The Witchlands books are one of my favorite fantasy series ever! 3w
KarynGood I picked up a The Huntress too! 3w
VelvetSpade @KarynGood Kate Quinn hasn‘t let me down yet! ❤️ 3w
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VelvetSpade @GondorGirl I‘ve heard only magical things about Dennard & figured this was a good place to start... I‘m excited!! (edited) 3w
Slajaunie I‘ve got these on my tbr! What a haul! 3w
VelvetSpade @Slajaunie gift card burning a hole in my pocket 😁😁 3w
Slajaunie Enjoy! That‘s the best kind of haul. 😁 3w
AyaOfSiwa Nice choice. Like it. I'm jealous :) 3w
BookHoarder32 I just started Wicked Saints and so far, so good ☺️ 3w
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Caffeinated_Reader
Wicked Saints: A Novel | Emily A. Duncan
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Ooooo excited! This was in my April sub box from Owlcrate and I am loving the dust jacket and hidden cover. It‘s gorgeous 😍♥️♥️♥️ this is book number 38 of my year 🥳

Caffeinated_Reader 🤯🔫 I do not like this book. I will not continue to read it I fucking refuse to 😑 3w
Caffeinated_Reader @BookHoarder32 the characters were not very likable to me. I thought the story moved too slow. It‘s too predictable in my opinion. I didn‘t like how the main character Nadya was developed and it just did not grab my interest at all. For all the anticipation that this book generated I was absolutely disappointed 3w
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BookHoarder32 Sorry to hear that 😔 this book did have a lot of hype. I've only just started it 3w
Caffeinated_Reader @BookHoarder32 I like the plot and all of that but yeah I just really didn‘t care about it enough to finish it. Hopefully you get more out of it. It may also be it‘s just targeted to a more specific audience/age group. I love YA and never feel too old to read them, usually lol, but I just didn‘t like this one. Let me know how you like it please. I would be willing to try it again next year to see if my opinion changes. 3w
BookHoarder32 Sounds good! I love YA too, but don't usually read too many fantasy books because I like character-focused stories more than plot-focused (but I'm trying to branch out). I'll let you know what I think :) Life's definitely too short to read books you don't like. 3w
BookHoarder32 @Caffeinated_Reader Ok, so just finished. It was definitely dragging there for awhile but once they got to court, I thought it picked up. It also had a crazy ending, so maybe wait till the next one's out before you try again? 2w
Caffeinated_Reader @BookHoarder32 oh good!!! I‘m so happy it was a fit for you. Yeah...I think I will definitely try to read it again next year because this year I just couldn‘t get into it. Thank you so much for letting me know your take 🥰🥰🥰 2w
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butterbeerheist
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Got my Owlcrate April box!! Gotta say I‘m most excited about the Six of Crows socks.

Wonderwoman89 What is the Owl Crate Box 3w
tpixie I need Owl Crate! Someday! 3w
tpixie I want to find a kids book box for my grandson! 3w
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julesG @tpixie Owlcrate has junior boxes for kids. 3w
julesG PS: spoiler tag, it's not a surprise if you've accidentally seen the contents already 3w
eri.reads That's so lovely! Enjoy! 3w
butterbeerheist @Wonderwoman89 it‘s a subscription box that contains a newly released book and some bookish stuff. 3w
butterbeerheist @julesG I‘m sorry it slipped my mind! 😅 3w
butterbeerheist @eri.reads thank you! 😊 3w
tpixie @julesG thanks!! 3w
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Rayleigh_LitAp
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I got my first #owlcrate box yesterday!!! I‘m so excited to start this book! I‘ve heard amazing things about it and, of course I‘m in love with the exclusive Owlcrate cover 🥰

#wickedsaints

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MysticRaven03
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I absolutely loved this months @owlcrate !! Lots of useful items and love the cover of the book! Sounds like it‘s going to be a great read 😊

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SassenachTheBookWizard
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So I somehow love this book MORE following along with the audiobook narrators. I still for the life of me cannot pronounce any of the three mc names but amazing none the less. If you liked the Grisha verse by Leigh Bardugo, you have to give this a go.

BooknerdsLife Oh I just buy this book on my wish list! So good to hear it‘s a good read! Can‘t wait to see for myself 😍 (edited) 3w
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Paperback.Propensity
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Pickpick

I don't tend to pick out high fantasy novels for myself (I got Wicked Saints from repping Uppercase) but this was actually really good. I stayed up late last night to finish it, and all I could think was !!!!!!!!
I kind of eyeroll that every YA has a romance, but I've been single for a long time, so when the kiss happened, I fell for it. 😂😂

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Livinginbookland
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I‘m so obsessed with Wicked Saints that when I saw Book Of The Month offering it for their YA subscription box I ran and signed up just so I can have a physical copy. I‘m also extremely excited to read Sky Without Stars!

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BookwormAHN
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I really enjoyed this book. The magic systems are fantastic. One involves blood and spells and the other a direct line to the gods. My favorite is Serefin, crown prince and a powerful blood mage, who spends most of his time trying to keep his father, the king, from killing him and stealing his magic. Then there is Nadya a cleric who depends on her gods for her magic and Malachiasz another powerful blood mage who motives aren't always clear.

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WanderingBookaneer
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#OwlCrate takes the #BookMap idea to the next level.

merelybookish 😍 1mo
LibrarianRyan I loved this. 1mo
LibrarianRyan Even though @hermyknee already saw it on Instagram the minute I pulled that out of the box I thought Pillow cover. 1mo
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MellieAntoinette
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Pickpick

One itsy bitsy teeny weeny yellow polka dot complainty - can we buy a synonym for monster, pretty please? This word was in every chapter beginning with Ch15. It was noticed. Malachiasz is not a monster. He‘s mine. Remember! You cannot have him! CLAIMED (Are there still TWD fans out there?? Shout out to my Daryl Dixon fans!)

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MellieAntoinette
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So stinking good, I wish book 2 were out so I could finish this war, find out where Nadya goes next, oh and Anna - what role do you have left to play?

I want to crack jokes with Serefin, ask Ostyia what happened to her eye? I want to know the significance of M‘s name?! And what‘s really going on at the Kalyazin Silver Court, you sneaky bastard you! All this gothic goodness has got me questioning everything and I WANT ANSWERS NOW!!!

BookwormAHN I just finished the audio version and I need answers too. 1mo
MellieAntoinette @BookwormAHN Wasn‘t this book excellent?!? 1mo
BookwormAHN Yes, I loved the magic systems. 1mo
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MellieAntoinette
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Pickpick

5 impeccably shaped, beautiful constellations floating in Serefin‘s eyes! You beautiful Snow White angel, you! ♥️ ♥️ ♥️ ♥️ ♥️

I loved everything about this bloody fairy tale built of frosted veins, bloody souls, crimson lips on black chalices and raven wings on broken boys! Have you guys met Malachiasz??? He‘s mine, you cannot have him! 💋

BookwormAHN You may have Malachiasz but, I want Serefin 🖤 1mo
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Paperback.Propensity
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Finally got my #UppercaseBox so I am going to dive right into Wicked Saints.

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IndyHannaJones
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Pickpick

On the whole, I really liked this one. The aesthetic and concept spoke to the dark fairy tale, macabre little goth girl in me. It was problematic...I think it's because the main characters interact with only themselves. Also wasn't there supposed to be a whole battle for the prince's hand? Wasn't that the whole point?...I'm hoping it's stuff that she'll kinda work out in the second book. Not perfect, but if it speaks to you, read it and enjoy it.

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MellieAntoinette
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“Truly, we are fortunate our enemies are heretics.” Veceslav

Words cannot describe how much I‘m living this book. Why does tomorrow have to be Monday?!?!

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MellieAntoinette
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“Because I defected from them.”

🤯🤯🤯🤯🤯

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Brewychock48
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Pickpick

This book was awesome. Lots of amazing action,betrayals,friendship. For a debut author,she really knows how to tell a story

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silentrequiem
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This month's #uppercasebox. I haven't heard of this book and it looks right up my alley. Also, there's a pin. 😍

Paperback.Propensity I love when there's a pin 1mo
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Lovesbooks87
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This was another book that I never would have picked up with it dealing with fantasy and magic. But I have seen and heard so much buzz about it that I had to pick it up and got hooked on the story pretty quickly. I loved the action of the book!

WeeziesBooks I have this one waiting on my shelf! 1mo
whatshesreadingnow It sounds good, glad you enjoyed it! I‘ll give it a try 😉 1mo
Brewychock48 I just recently read this. It was a really great read. I cannot wait for the next one 1mo
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whereintheworldisleahjane
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Pickpick

"But then there is my magic, except a witch is just a girl who has realized her power is her own..."
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Wicked Saints is brimming with voice, and magic and interesting, terrible challenges. I loved almost every second of it and the ending has made me eager for the next book. Full review on my channel (Where in the world is Leah Jane) soon.

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TheBookKeepers
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Bloody, but an epic fantasy 📖. The writing style took a little while for me 2 get used 2. I def. didn‘t get all my questions answered regarding the diff types of magic &the Gods- but Im ok with that. None of the twists shocked me, but I found myself immersed in this new world. Excited to see this debut author grow &will be reading the next in the series! (I did not think the MC was as badass as this cover indicated...but 🖤 the monster.)

kellyann28 Oh I love the lettering on the actual book! 1mo
TheBookKeepers @kellyann28 same! I‘m a sucker for these new designs and writing they are adding to the hardbacks! I always strip the covers when I‘m reading them any how so I appreciate the added details on the book itself. 1mo
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IndyHannaJones
Wicked Saints: A Novel | Emily A. Duncan

I'm enjoying this...but are we supposed to like Serefin? He's kind of awful? Is it just me? And then Malachiasz seems pretty derpy for a supposedly swaggering badass...or is that the point? Annnnnnd....discuss (keeping in mind I'm only 130 pages in)

TheBookKeepers I don‘t connect with Serefin‘s character either but Malachiasz has grown on me.....I‘m about 100 pages from finishing. I‘m still hoping for more connection with Serefin 🤞 1mo
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Kristy_K
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It‘s been a while since I‘ve enjoyed a fantasy novel, particularly a YA one. But then this came along &made me remember why I fell in love w/ the genre in the first place.

This dark, gritty novel seems heavily inspired by Russia &Poland, a trend I enjoy seeing. And the alternating third person POV keeps you on your toes, wondering what will happen next. It portrays a darker side of YA fantasy than we normally see & I was all for
it.

#netgalley

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TheBookKeepers
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Lots of blood in this one! It‘s been an easy read so far and the opening scenes will hook you into the storyline quickly! Can‘t wait to get off work and finish home schooling the kiddo so I can dive back in!!

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TheBookKeepers
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Can we please talk about how pretty the inside of this book is? 😍

aeeklund HAVE YOU TAKEN OFF THE DUST JACKET YET??? (IT‘S MY FAVORITE PART...) 1mo
TheBookKeepers @aeeklund YES!! Gorgeous 😍 1mo
MellieAntoinette Truth! 1mo
Tanisha_A Indeed! 😍 1mo
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KimmyM
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I'm about 2/3 of the way through this and I really like it!! The atmosphere reminds me of Leigh Bardugo's books, which is a very good thing in my opinion. I can't wait to see how this ends.
#ya #arc

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aeeklund
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I almost didn‘t join #deweysapril this time around, because I knew today would be interesting in terms of free time and I have work tomorrow, but then I remembered I don‘t *have* to finish, just hang out with some books and friends and steal reading time when I can. So I signed up! Easing in with something fun while I wait for @RavenRenegade at her hair appointment. @DeweysReadathon

annahenke Pretty 1mo
Emilymdxn What a beautiful book! 1mo
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TheRomantiCate
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They arrived early!!! Thought these weren‘t coming until Monday!! 🎉🎉🎉🎉 #botm

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ChasingOm
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Y‘all, #BOTM has a YA subscription now!! 😱
#yasofthemonth

398.2 What?! 1mo
ChasingOm I got worried that it was an April Fools‘ joke, lol, but here‘s the URL! https://www.bookofthemonth.com/ya/my-botm ( @398.2 ) 1mo
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That-Bookish-Hiker
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I forgot I preordered this but I was happy it came on release day.

#bookmail

InBooksILive I love the cover! It's dark and very intriguing! I need to grab a copy 2mo
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Livinginbookland
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Finished this up today! 5/5 ⭐️‘s
I believe this book definitely lived up to the hype around it on social media. It was different and unpredictable which was refreshing.

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allthingskayla
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Rating: 3/5 Stars
Honestly, I only liked the beginning and the ending. The middle part of the book felt very slow and I had a very hard time connecting with the characters. I do want to see where book two will take the plot.
#wickedsaints #soso #3stars #bookstagram #booksofinstagram #okayish #arc #netgalley #kindle #bookaddict #bookworm #bibliophile #hypedrelease #litsy #littens #botm

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that.ending.though
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April #tbr , what are you guys planning to read?

Redwritinghood I‘m planning to continue working on the Women‘s Prize longlist. I‘m halfway through. 2mo
Moony I planned a buddyread with @Sarah83 We will read the tagged book by a german author. :) 2mo
that.ending.though @Moony that one sounds great! 1mo
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TorieStorieS
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This is a #BlameItOnLitsy read for me, as I first heard of it on here! But I #Wish I had loved it as much as I expected to... it‘s an interesting and fast-paced read but I found it a little difficult to connect with the characters and the ending sure leaves me with a lot of questions! I‘m hopeful the sequel will be even better! #LiteraryLuck

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Thanks for posting!!! 💚 2mo
TorieStorieS @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Thanks for always putting together fun prompts!! 😊 2mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @TorieStorieS you‘re welcome!! Thanks for participating!! 🙌🏻🙌🏻 2mo
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TheRomantiCate
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I‘m most excited for Wicked Saints so... we‘ll see 🤓 #BOTM

kstadt929 I really enjoyed Beyond the Point!! 2mo
TheRomantiCate @kstadt929 it seems like it can get pretty heavy, emotionally... is that right? 2mo
kstadt929 @TheRomantiCate There were definitely both heartbreaking and heartwarming times in the book! 2mo
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