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Crier's War
Crier's War | Nina Varela
From debut author Nina Varela comes the first book in an Own Voices, richly imagined epic fantasy duology about an impossible love between two girlsone human, one Madewhose romance could be the beginning of a revolution. Perfect for fans of Marie Rutkoskis The Winners Curse as well as Game of Thrones and Westworld. After the War of Kinds ravaged the kingdom of Rabu, the Automae, designed to be the playthings of royals, usurped their owners estates and bent the human race to their will. Now Ayla, a human servant rising in the ranks at the House of the Sovereign, dreams of avenging her familys deathby killing the sovereigns daughter, Lady Crier. Crier was Made to be beautiful, flawless, and to carry on her fathers legacy. But that was before her betrothal to the enigmatic Scyre Kinok, before she discovered her father isnt the benevolent king she once admired, and most importantly, before she met Ayla. Now, with growing human unrest across the land, pressures from a foreign queen, and an evil new leader on the rise, Crier and Ayla find there may be only one path to love: war.
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PuddleJumper
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Really great world building, very different to a lot of things I've read. I would have liked the romance to have been much slower - it felt a little too quick particularly with their history and I love a good slow burn

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 7mo
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MarshmallowAdventures
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Beautifully written and far too short, I found myself aching for more. The characters are dynamic and real, even the nonhuman characters feel unnervingly human. This book certainly does not stand on its own like some series books do, but the sequel will hopefully tie the loose ends.

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Lunarstar27
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It was a good book it pick up at the end

AkashaVampie i like the saying on the cover. 2y
Lunarstar27 So do I 2y
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Branwen
Crier's War | Nina Varela
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YES! Love this dedication! 👐📚💕🏳️‍🌈

GingerAntics That is a brilliant dedication. 💙💙💙 2y
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StaceyKondla
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I am posting one book per day from my extensive to-be-read collection. No description and providing no reason for wanting to read it, I just do. Some will be old, some will be new. Don‘t judge me - I have a lot of books. Join the fun if you want.
This is day 173 #bookstoread #tbrpile #bookstagram

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alisonrose
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In normal times, humans being subservient to a master AI race would seem weird & scary, but in the Dumpster Fire Year of Our Lord 2020, I‘m like, SOUNDS GOOD, SIGN ME UP. Esp. if some are queer chicks. Enjoyed this a lot, fresh & unique, rare in YA fantasy. Loved how the AI are so close to human. The relationship b/t Ayla & Crier went a bit too fast from I WANNA KILL U to KISS ME, but still loved to see it. And the ending! Eager for book 2! 4/5 ⭐️

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alisonrose
Crier's War | Nina Varela

“Sometimes I wish I remembered nothing ... Sometimes it seems like that would be so much easier.”

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alisonrose
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This seems to be a blend of sci-fi and fantasy, which is not always my thing (though I did love the Lunar Chronicles), and the basic synopsis could seem a little cliché............but it‘s Sapphic so I‘m here for it and I‘m gonna read it and I hope it‘s fun and queer. #nowreading

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The_Heeler_Booklife
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Mehso-so

Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️

Crier‘s war definitely had political intrigue. I wanted to know more about their world and the divide. It was interesting to see the council and how they deliberated. It felt like there was a mystery in this story that made you want to know what happened to certain people. I did feel like this story jumped around a bit and had a slow pacing. I probably will try to give the sequel a chance. #litsy #littens #bookstagram #bibliophile

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Twainy
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Mehso-so

🎧 YA OwlCrate. The premise was interesting. Sadly the story felt annoyingly predictable maybe I‘ve read too much YA lately. The romance between Ayla & Crier was honest & advanced slowly. I wish more focus was put on the Made & the world In which this takes place as the sci-fi nerd in me was curious. The book ends abruptly predicting a sequel that I probably won‘t read. I‘m not the target audience for this book, maybe it picks up in book 2? ⭐️⭐️⭐️

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NicoleCeBallos
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Humans are enslaved by automae in this Sci-Fi book. Princess Crier is an Automae and Ayla is a human. Ayla is part of the human rebellion and has spent her life trying to kill the royal family. One night, Ayla saves Crier's life and Crier makes her her hand maid. Crier and Ayla slowly fall in love with each other, but Ayla still wants freedom and doesn't believe Crier is capable of feelings. Highly recommend this series.

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e.c.vitoria
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This was beautiful ? it was very soft sci-fi (maybe even steampunk) the "robots" were made with alchemy.
Really the characters were everything for me ? but it was also fast paced and the plot seemed solid. And the world building was great.
In all I really enjoyed it!

9/10 ?

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asamoni
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Dewey's 24 hour readathon in less than 6 hours and I'm just now picking my books. Way to go procrastination. First ever and I'm so excited #readathon @DeweysReadathon

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e.c.vitoria
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LionHeartLeo
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Loved the lesbian storyline, even if it is between a human and an Automae! Ended rather abruptly, so looking forward to the sequel when it comes out!

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mangokittty
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This cover is so beautiful!

InBooksILive I agree! I just seen the cover reveal for the 2nd book and it is just as gorgeous, if not even more! Have you read this one yet? Its in my cart but I've yet to hit order for some reason. 3y
mangokittty @InBooksILive I'm just starting it. I was planning on reading it sooner, but I got too into games. 3y
InBooksILive Ohh, which games? 3y
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mangokittty @InBooksILive Bioshock, and Pokemon Sword I was having a lot of fun playing. 3y
InBooksILive Aahh I'm jealous of Pokemon Sword! I've played every one except the newest ones. I've been having a lot of fun with this game called Greedfall on PS4 3y
mangokittty @InBooksILive I was excited because I've never played a Pokemon game before. I've always wanted to though. I just looked up Greedfall and it looks like my type of game. 😊 3y
InBooksILive The Pokemon games have come a long way graphic wise since they first started, thats for sure! I've always had fun playing them. I think we play the same kinda games haha what system do you play on? 3y
mangokittty @InBooksILive I mostly play on the PS4. I have a couple Switch games and I causally play Hearthstone. Wbu? 3y
InBooksILive Ps4 too 😊 I need to get a new switch since mine unfortunately met its early demise. 3y
mangokittty @InBooksILive PS4 has so many games it's probably my favorite console I own. I ended up getting my Switch just for Odyssey. How'd it meet it's demise? 3y
InBooksILive Ps4 is for sure my favorite too. I used to be all computer but lately it's been ps. My dog got tangled up in the cord and pulled it off the shelf. It did not survive the fall. I got mine mainly for the pokemon games and that zelda call of the wild game. Are you talking about assassins creed odyssey? 3y
mangokittty @InBooksILive oh no I would have cried! I got it for Super Mario Odyssey. I need to get the Zelda one I've heard it's fun. 3y
InBooksILive Oh Super Mario never lets me down lol Zelda was a lot of fun! You should definitely get it 3y
mangokittty @InBooksILive I've never played a Zelda game before, but I've heard this one is really fun. I love Super Mario games! Especially Super Mario 64, Super Mario Galaxy, and Super Mario Odyssey. 3y
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SassenachTheBookWizard
Crier's War | Nina Varela
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This was fun! I don't know that I super loved any of the characters but I liked the political conflict and the overall message. I also enjoyed the romance. Overall, nothing super special but an enjoyable read and pretty decent debut.

Rep: f/f romance

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SassenachTheBookWizard
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I'm home and out of commission for a couple weeks recouping from surgery. In between naps, i'm starting to watch The Witcher and work on this.

Scochrane26 Hope you recover quickly! 3y
Jas16 Wishing you a speedy recovery 3y
WJCintron Hope you get better soon! Rest and blessings! 3y
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CWilson
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Mehso-so

Hard to give a complete review until I‘ve read the second book in the series (not out yet). I love the themes of robot versus human/programmed versus passion, and I hope that is explored more in the sequel. The main storyline is about a world where robots rule and humans are servants. The princess and her human servant are enemies to lovers but it‘s slow burn with lots of angst. The 2nd half dragged, and I had to stop myself from skimming. 3/5 ⭐️

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Airykah13
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Hmm this one just didn‘t do it for me. The story was just ok, not one of those books that I just couldn‘t put down. I‘m not sure if I‘ll continue the series but I do kind of want to know what happens with Ayla and Crier. 🌟🌟🌟

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cleoh
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Hoping to get through these and the Cress and Winter audiobooks this week!

#weeklyforecast

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cleoh
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• Crier‘s War, The Good Luck Girls, and The Darkest Part of the Forest
• The Tenth Girl by Sara Faring
• Jen Bartel (art), The Temperance Movement (music), Kristin Bell (actor)

#weekendreads @rachelsbrittain

tracey38 I finished Crier's War recently. Hope you're enjoying your reads. 3y
cleoh @tracey38 I‘m only a couple chapters in but I‘m enjoying it so far! 3y
tracey38 @cleoh oh good! Can't wait to hear what you think when you finish. 3y
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rachelsbrittain
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4.5 stars / ⭐⭐⭐⭐

A science fantasy novel about a world where Automae have taken over & subjugated humanity. Ayla is determined to get revenge on Sovreign Hesod, responsible for the murder of her family, by killing his heir, Crier. But when Ayla accidentally saves Crier's life & is assigned as her handmaiden, they both realize their perceptions have been skewed by a history of violence & lies. But rebellion is still brewing & may tear them apart.

Nute Sounds good! 3y
rachelsbrittain @Nute I thoroughly, thoroughly enjoyed it 3y
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rachelsbrittain
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This lil floof is watching over me as I read and try to weather this (mild, thank the lord) migraine

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Deardaze
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A few books from my bedside tbr pile this week ✨

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rachelsbrittain
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A nice reading break amidst writing and wondering why on earth I decided to do some approximation of #nanowrimo when I'm also revising another novel 🙄

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tracey38
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Finished this one today. A story about two girls, one human, one Made, and this unique world where the Made have taken over and the humans have become the servants. A great story of loss, revenge, secrets and love. Of course, it seems this is the first in a new series and it left off at a cliffhanger...

phatsallylee Beautiful cover! 3y
tracey38 @phatsallylee it really is! 3y
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rachelsbrittain
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Bubble bath and robots

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Nice and relaxing 🛀📚 3y
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bmbookcase
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So excited to get this in October‘s Owlcrate! Can‘t wait to read it!

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rachelsbrittain
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1. Crier's War, The Light at the Bottom of the World, and The Sol Majestic

3. "The Landrovers are up to their usual scams and are 'this close to discovering legendary dry land,' if only they have my 'regular financial support.'" -- The Light at the Bottom of the World by London Shah

4. Currently drinking a grape Waterloo

#weekendreads

muscogulus Newbie question: How do I copy your post image as others have? 3y
rachelsbrittain Hey @muscogulus ! You can just take a screenshot and then post the image yourself. People usually add the hashtag so all the posts get grouped together and we can see them easily. Let me know if you have any more questions. And welcome to litsy! 3y
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rachelsbrittain
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Friday night: time for a spearmint eucalyptus bath bomb and a new book

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tracey38
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Started this one recently. Only about 100 pages in so far but am enjoying it.

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Brittybuhh
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Can you ever tell from a cover if you‘ll like a book? 😂 I highly believe in the power of a good book cover. Both of these were in my owlcrate for October and the left I am wary about but the right looks like a book I‘d pick off the shelf myself.

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LibrarianRyan
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I really really hope that when this book is released that is an all Metallic cover. If it is, it will be awesome. If this is a flat cover and that is just the play on colors I will be highly disappointed.

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#CoverLove
#YAedition

TheSpineView Wouldn't a foil type cover be awesome! 3y
Brittybuhh It‘s not just a flat cover! It‘s like metallic and matte and shines when you move it!! 3y
LibrarianRyan @Brittybuhh yes it does. I have the owlcrate edition and they changed to copper orange pink background fades to a deep teal and aqua. 3y
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Brittybuhh That‘s the same one I have! 3y
LibrarianRyan @Brittybuhh 😁❤️👍🏻 3y
LibrarianRyan @Brittybuhh either edition I like better IRL than in picture 3y
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