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Deep Blue
Deep Blue | Jennifer Donnelly
Uncovering an ancient evil, Serafina, a mermaid of the Mediterranean Sea, searches for five other mermaid heroines who are scattered across the six seas, to save their hidden world.
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Bookworm54
Deep Blue | Jennifer Donnelly
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Mehso-so

I wanted to like this, and really it has lots of story points that I SHOULD have liked. But it never really captured my interest.

Six mermaids are summoned by the Iele to protect the realm from a monster. The main character is a princess who has lived her life fairly sheltered up until this point, and is now in a life or death situation.

The world building was okay, but I don‘t know if magic excuses a complete lack of physics 🤣

#PLC #Mermaids

TheAromaofBooks Oh my gosh, I felt the same way when I was reading this - like how are they... setting things down? Sitting on stuff? Etc. I found it very distracting haha 2w
Bookworm54 @TheAromaofBooks how can their food have a sauce??? 🤣 2w
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RedxoHearts
Deep Blue | Jennifer Donnelly
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Bailedbailed

I was going to join in with the #PLC read along for this month but ended up adding this one to my 'Did Not Finish' list. I was excited for mermaids but this one just didn't work for me. I tried both the ebook and audiobook but that didn't help either. After 40% I just couldn't get in to it. I hope others enjoy it more.

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ElizaMarie
Deep Blue | Jennifer Donnelly
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Panpan

So, this is a no for me. If it wasn't a #BookClub read I would have #DNF the book, so it got somewhat interesting but... if you don't plan on reading the next in the series (which I am not interested enough in that) it is really a waste of time. Also maybe because this was #Audio instead of print, but all the names of the places and people got jumbled for me, not sure if the print has some sort of map or something.

#ParanormalLoveCrew (#PLC)

KristiAhlers A member of a book club I belonged to also has a secondary club she reads with and they read this title and not a one liked it. She offered me a copy but I was yeah I‘m good. 2mo
ElizaMarie @KristiAhlers haha good choice 2mo
RedxoHearts Same here. I just couldn't get into it and kept confusing with all the names they would talk about 1mo
ElizaMarie @RedxoHearts I am glad I am not the only one that wasn't into it. 1mo
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LitsyEvents
Deep Blue | Jennifer Donnelly
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repost for @AkashaVampie, @ElizaMarie @AsYouWish @jb72:

Happy May Littens!! Who is starting the #ParanormalLoveCrew (#PLC) book for May/June soon? I am excited to get into this one. How about you?

If u are wanting to join in, u are so welcome to. We would love to have u. We are totally laid back and nothing is mandatory in our groups!

original post: https://www.litsy.com/web/post/2400501

AkashaVampie Thanks for the share! 2mo
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ElizaMarie
Deep Blue | Jennifer Donnelly
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So I am about 40% in on this one. It took me a bit to get into it. I almost DNF'd it at around the 20% mark because it felt like too familiar of a story. It still feels that way but it is not peaking my interest. I have 4 loads of laundry to fold and put away today. So I will be listening along :)

#ParanormalLoveCrew (#PLC)
@AkashaVampie @Bookworm54 @jb72 @AsYouWish @Mrs_B

TheAromaofBooks I enjoyed this series more as it went along - to me, Deep Blue definitely felt like a First Book of a Series(TM) setting things up. 2mo
KristiAhlers Ugh I‘m spending the day doing laundry too. I‘m reading between loads. 2mo
ElizaMarie @TheAromaofBooks ooo good to know! 2mo
ElizaMarie @KristiAhlers ugh the chore that never ends!!! 2mo
KristiAhlers @ElizaMarie exactly! Today was clean sheets and towels day. So at least that was two loads I didn‘t have to fold 😂 2mo
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ElizaMarie
Deep Blue | Jennifer Donnelly
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Just downloaded it from Libby, just in the nick of time, I didn't have a current #AudioBook and I am so so behind on folding clothes!

#ParanormalLoveCrew (#PLC)
@AkashaVampie @Bookworm54 @jb72 @AsYouWish @Mrs_B

5feet.of.fury Perfect timing 2mo
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AkashaVampie
Deep Blue | Jennifer Donnelly
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Happy Almost May Littens!! Who is starting the #PLC book for May/June soon? I am excited to get into this one. How about you?

If u are wanting to join in, u are so welcome to. We would love to have u. We are totally laid back and nothing is mandatory in our groups!

@ElizaMarie @AsYouWish @jb72

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TheAromaofBooks
Deep Blue | Jennifer Donnelly
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Pickpick

Review time!! I'm a little behind!! This was my final read of 2021. I was just in the mood for something not romance lol I have had this series out from the library for a while so thought I would delve in, and I have really been enjoying them. The world-building is a little stuttered sometimes - I am frequently confused about how certain objects are behaving in the water, if that makes sense - but overall solid YA fantasy with a fun, underwater⬇️

TheAromaofBooks (cont'd) setting and likable characters. 6mo
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TheAromaofBooks
Deep Blue | Jennifer Donnelly
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I really fell off the #WinterGames bandwagon the last week and a half!! I forgot to post my Week 4 points so here are weeks 4 & 5 combined - 33,360!

I had a great time playing again this year & being a member of the #MistletoeManiacs - can't wait for next December!!! Thank you so much for hosting @Clwojick and @StayCurious !! You run an awesome party!!!

Clwojick woohoo! 😍 Way to go! Thank you for joining us! 6mo
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Roary47
Deep Blue | Jennifer Donnelly
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Yay! I got one bingo for #BookspinBingo when I finished The Christmas Cat on the wire! @TheAromaofBooks

Ruthiella Love the stickers! 👍 6mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! Did you read Deep Blue? I just started the second book in that series!! 6mo
Roary47 @TheAromaofBooks yes I really liked it. One of my favorite authors too! I‘m planning on getting to the second one when I finish my 2015 TBR reads 😅 6mo
TheAromaofBooks LOL I know that feeling... I also still have some 2015 books on the list! 😂 6mo
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Roary47
Deep Blue | Jennifer Donnelly
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Pickpick

4✨I wish there was a little more back story, but loved this underwater world! We are surrounded by mermaids, one of them being a princess,Sera, set to take the throne. When a rebel force attacks the kingdom Sera flees and finds some friends she‘s destined to be with. This was on my TBR for #WinterGames2021 #TeamGameSleighers and #AnywayYouReadathon for 4hr and 50mins

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Sheep@Bunny
Deep Blue | Jennifer Donnelly
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This book is connected to the real world because everyone can have problems, maybe your parents have died because of a killer, or maybe you may have nightmares because of stress, thinking that you are going to fail because of something like a test. All these problems that we have happened to Serafina, Serafina was really stressed for the ceremony, and she got nightmares, and her parents died at the ceremony, because of an assassin.

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ripley_reads
Deep Blue | Jennifer Donnelly
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BookishGirl06
Deep Blue | Jennifer Donnelly
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The main character is a mermaid. #bookhunt #scavengersaturday

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Andene
Deep Blue | Jennifer Donnelly
Pickpick

This book was absolutely amazing! I was able to escape to another world and really connect with the characters. I definitely recommend.

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mirsophie
Deep Blue | Jennifer Donnelly
Bailedbailed

This book completely fell flat for me. The plot was uninteresting and I did not care about the characters at all. I am surprised I even made it halfway through the book because it was so unimpressive. The main character was the cliche princess who did not want to be a princess and I am sick of this character trope being used.

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BookishGirl06
Deep Blue | Jennifer Donnelly
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If the shoe (or title) fits...#blue #colormepretty

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LazyLimaLife
Deep Blue | Jennifer Donnelly
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Panpan

We did not get along, this book and I. I didn‘t like the characters - a lot of time was wasted trying to figure out if the guy liked the girl and eating the mermaid version of sweets while mean girls said mean things. I got a little excited when the action started but it got too messy when I couldn‘t remember all the characters. Then the ending.

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Mccartershanon
Pickpick

OK THIS WAS A LOT BETTER THAN I WAS EXPECTING! This needs to be an animated series can Netflix PLEASE get on this?

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Maddeline
Deep Blue | Jennifer Donnelly
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Pickpick

Deep blue 🧜🏻‍♀️💧

Demibom You‘re so creative! Simply beautiful!!! 3y
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Shley9225
Deep Blue | Jennifer Donnelly
Pickpick

A world that is as stunning as that cover, omg 😍😍 Donnelly totally succeeded in creating a vivid and unique underwater society, rich with its own customs and practices, and yet at the same time also incredibly relatable to us today. I loved the plot and the writing style and the characters, and totally got swept up in the story. This book toes the line between MG and YA, but is a great and refreshing take on the mermaid plot for all.

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KS1805
Deep Blue | Jennifer Donnelly
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Mehso-so

Eh, more middle grade than young adult. I‘ve enjoyed Captain Underpants books more.

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Brianna.Barrett8914
Deep Blue | Jennifer Donnelly
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Loved the visuals this book created.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Welcome to Litsy!! 4y
CarolynM Welcome to Litsy 🌼 4y
Jess7 Welcome!! 🤗📚📖 4y
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Schnoebs
Deep Blue | Jennifer Donnelly
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Pickpick

Wasn‘t sure what I was getting into with this YA but I opened the cover and there were gorgeous maps of mer-societies in all the oceans and I‘m like yes, this is happening. Good decision on my part. This book gives an amazingly different background to the history of Atlantis and the creation of merfolk. I‘m happy I already have the sequel!

#mermaids #Atlantis #waterfiresaga #adventure #mpls #twincities

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Schnoebs
Deep Blue | Jennifer Donnelly
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When others see sitting waiting for their car to get fixed as a boring ordeal, I see it as ideal reading time 😍

#readingtime #opportunities #mpls #twincities

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Schnoebs
Deep Blue | Jennifer Donnelly
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There are really corny moments in this book where you think why did you just say that!?! But then there‘s moments like this that make you reflect and be like damn, so true.

#mermaids #wisdom #truth #children #strength #mpls #twincities

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Schnoebs
Deep Blue | Jennifer Donnelly
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So I‘m really enjoying this book so far. I wasn‘t sure what to expect because I‘ve never bought a book from the Disney Hyperion publishing company but it‘s keeping me pretty entertained and on my toes (especially with all the aquatic biology references; someone did their research 🐠🐙🦀)

#oceans #waterfire #mermaids #mpls #teincities

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seebrittread
Deep Blue | Jennifer Donnelly
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“The shad called to her. Thousands of musical voices, like rain on water, beckoned. It is said that the goggs thought fish made no sound. Serafina wondered if it was because they listened only with their ears. She knew that those who truly love the sea‘s creatures listened to them with their hearts.” - Serafina, Deep Blue

DivineDiana What a beautiful cover! 4y
Soubhiville Welcome to Litsy! 4y
Bklover Welcome to Litsy!!! 4y
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rather_be_reading 😍😍 4y
CoffeeK8 Welcome! 4y
asiriusreader Welcome to Litsy!! 4y
ReadingRover Welcome to Litsy! 4y
jillrhudy Welcome! I‘m new too 4y
seebrittread @jillrhudy, welcome!! 4y
Tadams4 Welcome to Litsy! You are gonna love it here! 4y
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seebrittread
Deep Blue | Jennifer Donnelly
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Pickpick

Good read! Its starts off a little slow while characters are being introduced, but I feel like you need that background to understand what is happening later on in the book. There are words from different languages being used all over and sometimes it can be hard to follow. Most of them can be understood in context, but some of them it is helpful to look up in the glossary. The language made it more immersive, but difficult to keep up with.

ReadingRover I went to a children‘s book fair today in upstate NY and got to meet this author. She was super nice! 4y
seebrittread @ReadingRover, that's awesome!!! I love being able to meet and talk with authors, especially when they're super nice people! 4y
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thebacklistbook
Deep Blue | Jennifer Donnelly
Panpan

This one was not a favorite. I kept getting sucked out of the story by the distinctly human activities that were unnecessary underwater.

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thybookdragon
Deep Blue | Jennifer Donnelly
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Pickpick

Although, I'm not quite finished with it yet. I absolutely love it, it's a quick read and I love fantasy but this is my first mermaid read and I'm loving it. It's a cross between fantasy/myth/legends and is all and all a good read. So far it's a page turner and keeps you on your toes with every plot twist.. of Pirates, assassins.. landlubbers.. dragons.. it's a must read!

#deepblue #ocean #mermaid #fantasy

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unreal
Deep Blue | Jennifer Donnelly
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Another late #augustgrrrl post.
I don't have any books about actual #waterfalls so here are some books with water and one about falling.
@Cinfhen

Cinfhen Humpty Dumpty 💙💙💙love this #lateentry 5y
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night_shift
Deep Blue | Jennifer Donnelly
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Best I can do :p has anyone read this series??

#mermaidrainbow #booksacrossoceans @pri_bibliophile @mellisarock

Texreader I got these for my daughter years ago. I think they are still in her massive tbr pile 5y
Avanders @Texreader I love that your daughter has a massive tbr pile ☺️📚 5y
night_shift @Texreader hm. I wonder if that's a good or bad sign? 😂 @Avanders I dig that too #raisedright 5y
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KaitlinS16
Deep Blue | Jennifer Donnelly
Bailedbailed

I bailed on this one because it wasn't anything special. *shrugs* There are a lot of other books I'd rather be reading.

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KaitlinS16
Deep Blue | Jennifer Donnelly
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TheOneWomanLibrary
Deep Blue | Jennifer Donnelly
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This had a pretty cover to start and then you throw a filter at it, and then suddenly it's super pretty! 😍

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Noahczerny
Deep Blue | Jennifer Donnelly
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Starting my 3 read for the #Summerflingsread !

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Noahczerny
Deep Blue | Jennifer Donnelly
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GETTING READY 🙌🏻#bookchallenge #summerflingreads

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shelbyy
Deep Blue | Jennifer Donnelly
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#somethingmagical I love this mermaid series! They are a fun and easy read. And these books are filled with magical powers and elements 🌊🔮💙 #riotgrams

booksavvyreviews I'd recommend you checking out Breakwater by Catherine Jones Payne if you haven't already :) another mermaid series on par with deep blue. 5y
shelbyy Awesome! Thanks :) @booksavvysissy 5y
Linear I've been thinking of reading this but I always pass up on it for some reason. Since getting litsy I feel like I've been finding more things to grab onto. At least I have a list when I go to the library now. 5y
shelbyy @Linear it's a great series! You should give it a try 5y
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GatheringBooks
Deep Blue | Jennifer Donnelly
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#MayBookFlowers Day 8: #BodyOfWater - I received review copies of this series years back, but haven't gotten around to reading them yet - book covers look amazing, though.

RealLifeReading Pretty! 5y
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LauraBelle
Deep Blue | Jennifer Donnelly
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Mehso-so

Not a bad series. I felt like it had to many characters however. Instead of the chosen six, there should have been only three or four. Then it could have focus more on how the friendship developed for it seemed to just happen over night with some. Over all it wasn't bad but it's definitely for the younger audiences.

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398.2
Deep Blue | Jennifer Donnelly
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I was watching the Little Mermaid with my niece. Then someone asked me if I knew any good books about mermaids. I don't know any! I just found this one at the library. Does anyone have any suggestions or know if this is any good?

LazyOwl Beautiful 5y
LindsayReads I haven't read this, but I liked Donnelly's 5y
LindsayReads For a great, super creepy YA mermaid book, you should consider Elizabeth Fama's 5y
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MarriedtoMrT I love Jennifer Donnelly but I read mixed reviews on this title. I haven't read it, though. My favorite (pretty much only) mermaid book is 5y
398.2 @LazyOwl I know it has a very pretty cover. 5y
398.2 @LindsayReads I haven't read anything by hers. I am really really interested in checking the Monstrous Beauty. I just added that to my TBR pile. 5y
398.2 @MarriedtoMrT I know I saw the mixed the reviews which made me hesitate on this one. I just couldn't believe I couldn't think of one mermaid book. lol I'll have to check out this Forbidden Sea. Thanks for the suggestion. 5y
MeganB Always on the lookout for mermaid books Sirena by Donna jo Napoli was really good 5y
MeganB Oh! And indigo! A little on the younger side 5y
398.2 @MeganB Thanks for the suggestions! I wasn't really impressed by this book. 5y
reader44ever I enjoy MaryJanice Davidson's Fred the Mermaid Trilogy. 😊 5y
reader44ever Undertow by Michael Buckley was also pretty good. (It's book one in a series, but I've only read this book one.) 5y
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iread2much
Deep Blue | Jennifer Donnelly
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Pickpick

I was pleasantly surprised by this book. While it does hold to some of the normal YA tropes, I love that it focuses on female friendships and the importance of working as a group and supporting people. The world building is good, the characters are well done and it's well written. Im not a huge #mermaid fan, but I'm glad I read this book. 3/5 stars

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The_Literary_Jedi
Deep Blue | Jennifer Donnelly
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#septphotochallenge for today are books #setbythesea and I've chosen Jennifer Donnelly's Waterfire Saga because they're set in the ocean. I first read Deep Blue last year off a teacher bookshelf at random while subbing and was quickly interested in the story. 🐠🐟🐡🐬🐳🐋🌊 #somethingforsept #somethingforseptember

pppooraikul I'd really like to know your view on this one. 😊 Should I move it up to the top of TBR pile? 6y
The_Literary_Jedi @pppooraikul - I would use this as an in-betweener book when you need to take a break. They're middle grade reading so you can get through them very quickly. Being the case, if read entirely they won't be satisfying 6y
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mack.books
Deep Blue | Jennifer Donnelly
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I totally recommend the Waterfire Sage to anyone who likes: fantasy, mermaids, and kick-butt females with an amazing friendship!

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Joriebooks
Deep Blue | Jennifer Donnelly
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2 new audiobook holds have come in. Yay for new books! Now to finish up Yes Please.

Cortg I just started a new audiobook on my way to work yesterday and have 2 books downloaded & ready to go for our road trip this weekend! 6y
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