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Soul Of The Sword (Shadow of the Fox, Book 2)
Soul Of The Sword (Shadow of the Fox, Book 2) | Julie Kagawa
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Emmybird01
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5/5 for the second in this trilogy. This book was just as good as the first one. I still have such love for these characters. I love the story. I cannot wait to read the next one.

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Mehso-so

Slightly disappointed with this 1. Story was ok. The book was action packed & well paced throughout, but nothing new, hence it was slightly boring in some places. I cudn't connect with the characters as well. I especially thought the 2nd romantic pair was a distraction. Their romance felt forced & shallow.

#juliekagawa #soulofsword

Now, am not sure abt the 3rd book in the series. 1st book was awsm, 2nd bk meh! Is the 3rd 1 worth the time?

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Bookish_Gal
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While it was slightly less physical action, it felt there was so much more character growth slowly brought through the entire book. Love that the many different relationship have been so nicely drawn out. Biggest piece is the flip of Hakiomono and Tatsumi with this new villain of Genno. The side of a monk and young yokai with a lost soul is just as mysterious to think about as Yumeko herself. Longer chapters are tedious, but are great mini stories

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Bookish_Gal
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I am loosing my mind over these two trying to flirt. Like, it‘s so subtle but they are starting to get more out there. They‘re grown from tolerating each other to mildly appreciating each other. I swear, nothing better happen to them. I don‘t care about any prophecy saying one dies. #lgbtq

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Bookish_Gal
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“Oh don‘t worry, Naganori-san,” Okame said, “an onmyoji, a ronin, a priest and a shrine maiden, two dogs and an Imperial Nobel walking around together? We‘re sure to fit right in.”
I love this ragtag group so much and how their different personalities and views find a way to work together

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Bookish_Gal
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Nice middle book of a slow building up. There is shallow character growth, so there‘s not a lot of action. Though there‘s a lot of revelations. I am loving livid about Daisuki and Okame actually working together. And THAT DREAM. It is also very interesting in getting chapters from the villains point of view. Very well done and insightful. #lgbtq representation

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Bookish_Gal
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Yes, even on sleepovers I wake early and read. Though I don‘t think I have with dogs snoring on me. Page 100 thoughts; feels like a good new setup for this books story. What strikes first is the point that the villain gets perspective chapters. Not a page of what he‘s doing, but full thinking perspective chapters. I still enjoy Okame, and like how he seems to be changing how he thinks about himself. The same goes with his relationship with Daisuke

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alisiakae
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First of all, Maya is completely recovered, and all of the kind thoughts and well wishes from everyone really filled our buckets with ❤️. THANK YOU! She slept most of yesterday (lots of Benadryl in that body!), and has loved all of the pet photos today.

As far as book reviews, I was impressed with the sequel to Shadow of the Fox, and have moved straight on to the last book in the trilogy!

#friyayintro will be taking a hiatus for a few weeks.

alisiakae I wish I could reach out to everyone personally, and will try to do so over the weekend, but please know I read each and every comment, and we all felt the love. Thank you so much. 💕💕 2y
JillsBookshelf I‘m so glad she‘s feeling better! ❤️ ❤️ 2y
BarbaraTheBibliophage I‘m so glad Maya is herself again. 💕💕 2y
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Butterfinger Oh no. I just got on. I'm glad she is currently resting. 2y
DGRachel Yay! I‘m so glad she is better! 2y
MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm Very glad to hear the good news! ❤️❤️ 2y
QuietlyLaura I'm so glad Maya is feeling better! 💕💕 2y
CBee Awesome awesome 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻❤️❤️❤️❤️ 2y
jmtrivera Yay Maya! 2y
kspenmoll Sorry she was ill; I have been off Litsy about a week. Hope you are able to relax. 💜 2y
Avanders So happy to hear she‘s feeling better!! 💖💖 2y
BiblioLitten That‘s great! 💕😊 2y
Elizabeth2 I‘m so glad that she‘s doing better. Such a scary thing. ❤️ 2y
Clare-Dragonfly I‘m so glad to hear Maya is doing better!!! 🥰 2y
Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick Great news! 💜 2y
LiteraryinLawrence I‘m so glad Maya is better! 2y
Gissy Yeah, glad that Maya is better!! 2y
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MartinaLove
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4/5 ⭐
While it was a slow in the begining I enjoyed every chapter. They are a lot of fighthing scenes, some too long but overall it was a interesting story.
I like the group of people that are traveling with Yumeko. They make me laugh.
I wish we could of read more of Tatsumi point of view but I really like reading Yumeko and Hakaimono point of view. He's one of the villains you'll enjoy reading about.
I can't wait to see what happens next.

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Lunarstar27
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I‘ll get you little fox!

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MartinaLove
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Loving this book. It's slow but I like what is happening in the story.

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alisiakae
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Gotta be real for a minute. The insane amount of effort it takes for me to carve out just a tiny bit of “me” time these days (and it‘s never alone time, just a chance to do something I enjoy by myself), is exhausting.

I have a ton of privilege and am grateful we are less impacted than most, but the drastic way our life has changed since March is still difficult and tiring. Working from home with summer camps cancelled is guilt-inducing. ⬇️⬇️

alisiakae A huge chance that maya will only be attending school in person one week out of every 3, if at all, is heartbreaking. Hospitals at capacity and Aaron‘s constant risks is frustrating. Every day is a struggle that we plod our way through. Building a new home is a blessing and a light in a dark year, and oh so much work. Not looking for sympathy, just needed to rant and explain why I have been quieter on Litsy these days. ⬇️⬇️ (edited) 2y
alisiakae I started #summerfun optimistically, and know I‘ve been a crappy host so far (big apologies to @StayCurious) as well as shirking my #booked2020 co-host duties with @Cinfhen & @BarbaraTheBibliophage. Big apologies to all, but I especially want people to know; if your life is also still turned upside down, you ARE NOT alone, and you can always reach out to me. 💞 (edited) 2y
BarbaraTheBibliophage Sending you big hugs!! That‘s why we have cohosts. Just do what you‘ve gotta do, friend. 😘😘 2y
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Elizabeth2 Sending you light, hoping things get easier and you‘re able to carve out a little more time. These are trying times for sure, in so many different ways for different people. Your trials are not minimized. I have found parenting during a pandemic especially difficult, balancing kids‘ needs for healthy social interaction and freedom with a risk assessment for our family and a desire to keep is all healthy. There are no easy decisions these days. ❤️ 2y
ozma.of.oz We‘re here for you! You take whatever time you need. All our love and support! ❤️❤️❤️ 2y
alisiakae @Elizabeth2 thank you 💖. I'm helping deliver lunches during the shutdown and into this summer to families in our district. I've also been advocating to our PTA to take the money raised last winter and direct it towards PPE for staff & students, and emergency relief assistance for school families in need (40% of Maya's school receives free/reduced lunch), instead of athletic and theater equipment. So I tend to discount my own difficulties at times 2y
Christine This resonates - thanks for sharing. I deeply miss alone time in my house (of which I used to have a lot). Feels incredibly selfish to even admit that with everything else going on in the world, but it does affect me. 2y
alisiakae @Christine I am NEVER alone anymore, and honestly, I think that's what is the hardest. I love my family dearly, but I am so used to working at home during the school day while my child was at school, and also being able to use that time as my alone time. With my kid having almost nowhere to go, it was a drastic adjustment I'm still adapting to. My introverted soul is screaming for attention and care. 😆 2y
StayCurious Oh my goodness you don‘t have to apologize- life has been turned upside down for so many of us! I understand completely. Anything I can do to help out please let me know. 2y
Christine That‘s precisely how I feel. Thanks for making me feel less alone in that emotional space. ❤️ 2y
tracey38 Completely understandable and ok to feel this way. Many hugs sent your way. 💛💛💛 2y
LibrarianRyan I get it. Wishing you sane days. 2y
Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick If you & @StayCurious need a hand tracking stuff for summer fun, let me know. I can peruse the hashtag to help out. 2y
LiteraryinLawrence What you said really resonates with me. You are NOT alone in how you are feeling, and your feelings are valid. Back in March, when it seemed like this might be a short-term crisis, it felt really different from now, when we know things aren‘t going back to normal any time soon. 2y
Avanders 💞🤗🧘🏻‍♀️ 2y
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alisiakae
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I was able to grab a few moments alone this afternoon!

The second book is a strong one so far. The thing I like most about this series is learning more about Japanese mythology.

Freespirit Enjoy your peaceful reading💕 2y
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iread2much
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This is a good middle book, I loved how switching the character perspective kept it fresh and interesting. A middle book that didn‘t slow or slog and had some really intense developments. The Oni general has over taken the Kage Assassin and the half Kitsune vows to help drive the oni back into the sword. The hidden temple is found, and some unexpected players in this great game show up. 3.5/5 stars

Bette 🐶❤️👍 3y
iread2much @Bette 😄😊 3y
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Gissy
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O.W.L.s HP Magical Readathon it was supposed to end on April. I didn't fail I'm a resilient person😌I will finish my Metal Charmer career. Class-Transfiguration-prompt-Animagus Lecture=book that includes shapeshifting.Book 2 in Shadow of the Fox trilogy. YA fantasy. The adventure continues with dark, gory scenes. It is funny, tense, sad in some parts with twists. A little of romance including male to male which was unexpected, so cute, yes! 4⭐️

Chrissyreadit What do you think of Julie Kagawa? I loved her Iron Fey books. Have you read them? 3y
Gissy @Chrissyreadit I really have enjoy this trilogy, waiting to read book This second book is full of adventure. The author try to give like a summary of the first book. I will like to read the Iron Fey series. 3y
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FantasyChick
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I wasn't planning to join in on #stayhome24in48 but it seems like it might be the only thing to keep me safe today... in a houseful of bored af teenagers....

#readathon #24in48 #prayforme

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PaperbackPrincess19
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“The future is a very fickle mistress.”

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Quirkybookworm
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Reading this now. I hope it‘s as good as the the first one. I‘m really leery when it comes to series...

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Bug_gwen
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Best part of this series is learning some Japanese mythology, like the jorogumo, a spider temptress that eats men.

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alysonimagines
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THIS is the epic Japanese mythology series I have been looking for all my life. Oh. My. Sugoi!!! I loved the first book, but I loved this gorgeously cinematic sequel even better. The magic is darker, the enemies are more dangerous, and the battles are more intense. Yet the fierce loyalty of half-kitsune (fox shapeshifter) Yumeko and her intrepid companions on a quest to save their friend is out of this world inspiring. Mad, mad love. 👊🖤

Eyelit This sounds awesome! What‘s the first book? 3y
alysonimagines @Eyelit The first book in the trilogy is Shadow of the Fox. It‘s sooo good! Reads like an anime movie, and I mean that in the best way. 3y
Eyelit Thanks! Stacking now 😁 3y
alysonimagines @Eyelit Yay! 😊 3y
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IndyHannaJones
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Wow. That ending. I feel like the first half dragged a wee but the last chapters had me dying for more. Ok, and let's all admit Hakaimono is sassy and kinda loveable and new demon Tatsumi is kinda hot. I'm just saying!

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IndyHannaJones
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Ow. My heart. Why did Master Jiro have to die????? Ow. Thanks a lot, Julie.

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Branwen
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My idea of a great evening - starting a new book (with snacks!) and relaxing on my balcony! Happy Saturday night, littens! 😊💕📚

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BookishRedhead
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What a good, fun second book!
Another one with action!

IndyHannaJones I'm reading this right now! It would be a great anime series. 3y
BookishRedhead @IndyHannaJones it really would! Can you how epic the theme song would be?! 3y
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Caffeinated_Reader
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#69 So excited to finally check out this one. I really loved A Shadow Of The Fox so I cant wait to catch up with each of the characters and see what‘s going on. I here this is a trilogy so now I am even more happy!

Caffeinated_Reader Sorry got distracted with Stranger Things 3 😆 I‘ll read this later! 3y
Caffeinated_Reader Currently on page 325 😱 I don‘t want it to end but I have to know what happens 😳🤐🤓 3y
Caffeinated_Reader Oh my god!!! That was such an amazing, intense, brutal, read. I paced the living room reading the last few pages of battle and my gosh it ended spectacularly. I‘m so happy there will be a 3rd book but I don‘t want to wait :( I fucking love this series so much!!! That ending was insane. 3y
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DPgirl
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New books!!! 😍📚😍📚😍

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BookishGirl06
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#jazzyjune #junereadingwrapup 6 books and 2,288 pages read. My favorites were sotf (technically a reread but I‘m gonna count it) and sots. I read a couple books for pride month 🌈!

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Looks like a good month of reading! 💖📖💖 3y
mhillis Great!! I‘m looking forward to 3y
Eggs Great variety!! Thanks for playing 🤗👏🏻 3y
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BookishGirl06
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I love this so much. It‘s so amazingly good. I loved all the new mythology and Yokai. The battles felt even more intense than the first book and there was even an unexpected romance in this one that I am completely in love with it. I definitely need book 3 now but no idea when it‘ll be out. I will probably reread this soon XD

mydearwatson I didn‘t know this was out yet! 3y
Caffeinated_Reader I‘m so excited to read this! It‘s on my July TBR 3y
BookishGirl06 @mydearwatson released June 18th 3y
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FantasyChick
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1. Lilacs. I adore lilacs!
2. Soul of the Sword by Julie Kagawa
3. Good Girls!!
4. I don't know a lot of poets but I remember Robert Frost from high school so....him I guess?
#humpdaypost @MinDea @DebbieGrillo

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This was an anticipated read.I love Yukemono‘s group-funny, loyal & fiercely interesting.In book 1 I came to love the relationship between Tatsuni and Yumeko; the earned trust made the story. With Tatsuni possessed by Hakaimono, I missed that storyline in book 2, but that loss was tempered by Hakaimono‘s interesting, violent, evil but in a non emotional sort of way, character. I just wish they weren‘t one person so I could enjoy them both.

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BookishGirl06
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I am so psyched to be reading this 😍. My long awaited sequel is finally in my hands.

FantasyChick I just finished this and LOVED it!!! I'm already dying for the next one. Enjoy! 3y
IndyHannaJones I can't wait to pick this up! 3y
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FantasyChick
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Happy Friday!!!
One of my co-workers' husband make the best tea biscuits and nothing makes a rainy, crappy Friday better than coming in to a whole batch of them!
Going to put my headphones in and try to get this book finished while I'm here. 👍
#bookandbreakfast #worktreats #audioworking

Bklover What kind are they? They look yummy! 3y
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mjdowens
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Netgalley did not forget about me!! I have been denied so many these past few weeks. This was one of the ones I wanted the most. So stinking happy 🤗