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Dark and Deepest Red
Dark and Deepest Red | Anna-Marie McLemore
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xxjenadanxx
Dark and Deepest Red | Anna-Marie McLemore
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I picked this one because of the cover, which is beautiful, and my recent appreciation for retellings. Part fairytale retelling, part history of persecution, the story weaves beautifully between 16th century France and modern day from three different POV, connected by their Romani heritage and their abilities to hide in plain site.

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xxjenadanxx
Dark and Deepest Red | Anna-Marie McLemore
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#firstlinefridays @ShyBookOwl

"My mother told me once that being an Oliva meant measuring our lives in lengths of red thread."

megnews Ooh intriguing 3w
ShyBookOwl Love it! 3w
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kgriffith
Dark and Deepest Red | Anna-Marie McLemore
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Lunch and some reading at Plaza Platos y Copas en Mayagüez.

la_rose_noire So jealous! Expecting a snowstorm here! Have fun reading under the sun. 🌞🌡🌴 1mo
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alisonrose
Dark and Deepest Red | Anna-Marie McLemore
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I‘ll always & forever adore Anna-Marie McLemore, & I loved the experience of reading their newest book. Their skill w/magical realism, lush prose, & brilliant characters is again on full display & this was a real page-turner. BUT...I feel like McLemore is losing a bit of the singular sense of their writing; this felt a bit too reminiscent of their other books, not wholly unique. I still adored it! But hope to see them branch out a bit soon. 4/5 ⭐️

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alisonrose
Dark and Deepest Red | Anna-Marie McLemore

“Powerful men may count you as lowly as an animal, Lavinia,” he says, “but remember that the Lord counts men hating you as a sign of that which is holy within you.”

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alisonrose
Dark and Deepest Red | Anna-Marie McLemore

*Exotic.* The word such men use when they want to make dark-eyed women into their mistresses, or rare pale deer into their pets. A word that carries both their thrill and the sense that they are entitled to all that interests them.

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alisonrose
Dark and Deepest Red | Anna-Marie McLemore

Lala cannot help it; she turns over her hands on her lap, her fingers still blue-green from the woad dye.

Richest blue from those yellow and green plants. Perfect black from the oak galls. To Strasbourg‘s finest merchants, such color must seem a kind of alchemy. Magic in fine blue and ink black.

And in the hands of two women, it will be called witchcraft.

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alisonrose
Dark and Deepest Red | Anna-Marie McLemore

There‘s only so far you can get if you‘re always looking back.

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alisonrose
Dark and Deepest Red | Anna-Marie McLemore
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I don‘t often read books on release day but you bet your ass I‘ll do so with anything by Anna-Marie McLemore! I don‘t think they‘re on Instagram but please go check out their Twitter thread today about how writing this book helped them realize they‘re non-binary. It‘s so beautiful and moving...just like I‘m sure this book will be. Okay, enough typing, time to read! #nowreading

mrsmarch This cover!! 😱 1mo
alisonrose @mrsmarch I know, right??? You can‘t really tell in this pic, but the words are textured and shiny. It‘s stunning! 1mo
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LibrarianRyan
Dark and Deepest Red | Anna-Marie McLemore
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This cover screams READ ME!. IT's dark but light, spooky, but thrilling, dangerous but sweet. Can not wait to taste the story inside.

Out January 14, 2020
#Coverlove #YAedition

alisonrose I CANNOT WAIT I love them so much 4mo
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