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Empire of the Vampire (Empire of the Vampire, #1)
Empire of the Vampire (Empire of the Vampire, #1) | Jay Kristoff
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MrT
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2022 Reads #1

EOTV went from a So-So to a Pick with Reservations. My first experience of this author. Loved the narration by Gabriel, the plot, the action, and plenty more kept back for the next novels.....but BOY! it was soooooooo long. Took me 3 weeks to get through it. A great winter read if you have the time!

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Johanna414
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Just ordered my books for the #swoonathon swap and since I was using my husband's Amazon account, I couldn't help but add a little something for myself... ???? It's a good thing he loves me! I'm justifying it by telling myself it's an author he also likes so its "for both of us."

kellyann28 This book is SO GOOD! 4d
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LacklustreRogue
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Pickpick

A light and cheerful read to start the year. .
This book is like the last witcher x French Arthurian x ruthless bloody vampires taking over the world

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ReadingOver50
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I would give this a 4.5 stars. not quite a 5 star book. It is over long, and leaves you hanging at the end. I know this is a planned trilogy but after reading 739 pages, I wanted a conclusion. I enjoy the world building. The sun never rises and vampires are taking over the world. The story was interesting. It is at its best when the vampires are in the scene. I am intrigued by the vampire we meet at the end. I would love to get more of her story.

Lesanne This is almost exactly how I felt about this book! 5d
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Ddzmini
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So another hit from Mr. Kristoff what an amazing journey he sends you on. I fell in love with his writing reading Nevernight. This book provides all the smarta** intelligence as his previous books with a little extra artwork beautiful written and enjoyable 🤗📖

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Ddzmini
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It was the twenty-seventh year of daysdeath in the realm of the Forever King, and his murderer was waiting to die. 🤨📖

#FirstLineFridays
@ShyBookOwl … thanks for the activity… those tagged if you have play along 🤗

Readergrrl I‘m reading this book now! 2w
ShyBookOwl Thanks for participating!! 😊 2w
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Ddzmini
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I completely agree wouldn‘t that be a real vacation 📖🤨

vlwelser Yes! Sign me up! 2w
Soubhiville I‘m in as well! Do you know about these: https://libraryhotel.com/en/ and https://www.gladstoneslibrary.org/ ? I hope to visit both someday. 2w
charl08 That TV series with Giles and Monica visit luxury hotels included a Swiss one with multiple libraries. It looked amazing. 2w
Ddzmini @vlwelser I know right… @Soubhiville I didn‘t know about those, thank you, … @charl08 I haven‘t seen that I‘ll have to watch it 😊📖 2w
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Ddzmini
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So… my goals for this year is to become as active here as I was prior to my mom passing… along with reading more fun books as I got into more psychology, mind, and science books.
My words for 2022 is perseverance, persistence, and health 🤗🤨
I‘m reading the above book and loving it 😊
Thank you @MoonWitch94 for this post those tagged play if you haven‘t 🤗📖

BookwormAHN Thanks for the tag 😺 2w
sprainedbrain LOVED that book! ❤️ 2w
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Ddzmini
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So not only an adventure but beautiful artistry‘s as well 🥰📖 love Jay Kristoff‘s books 🤨

IndoorDame ❤️❤️❤️ 2w
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Ddzmini
Empire of the Vampire | JAY. KRISTOFF
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Starting this now … can‘t wait 🤨📖

BiblioLitten Is this book a stand-alone? 2w
Ddzmini @BiblioLitten I believe so as I‘m reading it I don‘t think it could be a series but when I get a little further in I‘ll let you know 🤗📖 2w
MrT It's says Book One on the cover and I'm pretty sure it will be a trilogy. 5d
Ddzmini @MrT yea I missed that 🤣 4d
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AFrostCauseReads
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This is my first Kristoff book and I am impressed! I usually shy away from high fantasy stuff (I have a hard time trusting authors to world/character/plot build all at once), but figured I‘d give it a try since I love vampires and wow. This book has it all, and with pictures! Now to wait (impatiently) for the sequel, lol.

Any Kristoff fans out there? What should I read next while I wait?

@TheAromaofBooks this was my November #bookspin pick

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 3w
Dragon If you like YA scifi 5d
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Ddzmini
EMPIRE OF THE VAMPIRE. | JAY. KRISTOFF
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Mails here

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Traci1
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I have set a resolution for myself to not purchase any new books next year beyond my monthly botm boxes. So, I may have made a last minute purchase or three to get these in under the wire. In my defense, the bottom two were daily kindle deals at just $2.99 each, which is less than a cup of coffee, so it's almost like free. Right? 😁

Soubhiville Right! 3w
BiblioLitten Absolutely! 3w
RaeLovesToRead I don't think I could do that 😅😅😅 I'm looking forward to reading the Magpie murders too! 3w
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BookBelle84
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So many great reads this year though the tagged book was definitely the standout. #2021

ReadingOver50 Currently reading Empire of the Vampire. About 1/2 through. I hoped to finish this year but I don‘t think I will 😞 3w
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Lesanne
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New and interesting take on vampires, placing them firmly back in the scary and horrible camp. In this world the sun inexplicably stopped rising 27 years ago; vampires and other nasties began to take over as they could now walk abroad anytime. Gabriel (MC) is a member of a holy brotherhood that hunts all monsters but especially the vampires. Very dark and violent but with beautiful lyrical prose, it was tough to get through in spots. (cont.)

Lesanne At a hefty 734 pages I felt it could have been a couple hundred pages shorter; after a while there was too much fighting, killing and fleeing over and over. The slow reveal of Gabriel‘s backstory was well done and I really enjoyed him as a character. I will be reading the next one whenever it‘s released, although I hope it‘s not quite as long! 🌟🌟🌟🌟 3w
Readergrrl I am reading this right now! 3w
Lesanne @Readergrrl I hope you love it!! 3w
Readergrrl @Lesanne I surely am! I have to stop myself each night because it keeps me up so late! 3w
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BookishTrish
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Gets me every time!

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MrT
EMPIRE OF THE VAMPIRE. | JAY. KRISTOFF
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Bought the US signed First Edition. Not quite sure what to make of this. Only 100 pages in. Seems to be a lot of words just for the sake of it , could be 200 pages shorter just because of that. Loving that the Vamps are just evil though and quite liking Gabriel as the narrator of his life. I'm giving it an above so-so so far.

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ReadingOver50
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“A life without books is a life not lived.”

Even in a high fantasy, vampires vs vampire hunters epic, we get a shoutout to the power of books!

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Rehesina
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I just finished this beauty and I‘m just a bit shook. I think I might just start this again because it was glorious!

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Beautiful cover 🖤 3w
TrishB It‘s a great read 👍🏻 3w
sprainedbrain Awesome book. I can‘t wait for the next! 3w
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Rehesina @sprainedbrain so good! I really want to forget the entire book and start over! 3w
Rehesina @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks the cover gives me so much joy! 3w
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Rehesina
EMPIRE OF THE VAMPIRE. | JAY. KRISTOFF

'Poets are wankers,‘ Gabriel sighed. And minstrels are just poets who‘re allowed to strum themselves in public. It‘s a self-important prat who believes his thoughts are worth putting to parchment, let alone writing a fucking ballad about.‘

I think I‘m in love.

Nessavamusic Such a great book 4w
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TheLudicReader
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@FantasyChick I am so stoked about the book you chose from my #jolabokaflodswap. Thank you so much. Hope you have a fabulous Christmas. @MaleficentBookDragon

AmyG Merry Christmas! 🎄😘 4w
FantasyChick Yay!! So happy you liked it. It's a big one but I enjoyed it. Merry Christmas! 😘😘 4w
BarbaraBB Merry Christmas 💚 4w
merelybookish Merry Christmas! 4w
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FantasyChick
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I beat the beast! This gave me Interview with the Vampire mixed with something ancient and war like vibes. Oddly, I didn't get bored with it. Considering my relationship with Kristoff I'd call it a win

#TBRRead 15
27hrs
#WGWordSearch 405x10=4050
Total Points: 6495

AVeryMerryBingo @jadams1776
#Bookspinbingo @TheAromaofBooks
#WinterCozy @PuddleJumper
#AVeryMerryReadathon @TheSpineView
#Adventathon @Ozma.of.Oz

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BookBelle84
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#Top21of21 My favourite book of the year was the tagged book. There were so many 5 star reads for me and I made a decent dent in reading the books on my shelves!

AkashaVampie I agree with u about Amari & the night brothers.... 💜💜💜💜 1mo
Nute Fantastic reading this year! I love the cover art on Amari and the Night Brothers. So good to know that the story holds up as well. I am discovering so many new books because of everyone‘s choices. Reading through these posts is like a Sunday morning heavenly literary smorgasbord from some of my most favorite people on the planet! Such a delight!💕 1mo
kspenmoll I enjoyed Tokyo so much! 1mo
Amandajoy My stepdaughter has Amari & the Night Brothers in her room. I keep thinking about swiping it. 1mo
Cinfhen Wonderful list 🥰 1mo
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julesG
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#UnpopularOpinion

Might Bail. Might have outgrown Jay Kristoff.

Flowery language.
Tacky jokes (disguised as wit).
YA for adults.
Where are the scary vampires?
Not sure I want to read more (explicit) sex scenes between underaged characters.

#buddyread @DuckOfDoom @Maike

#AVeryMerryReadathon @TheSpineView

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Awesome tree and photo! ❤️💚🎄 1mo
Caroline2 Oh dear…. 😒 not much to love there eh!!! 1mo
TheSpineView Not every book fits everyone. 1mo
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julesG @Caroline2 It's like Nevernight - the banter, the innuendos, the mum/wife/period jokes, the cussing (broad shouldered warrior saying "you twatwaffle"...) - just feels very juvenile. As I said, I might have outgrown JK. 1mo
julesG @TheSpineView I'm glad I'm among people who understand this. The hate I've seen on GR for people not finishing/liking this book. 🙄🙄🙄 1mo
Susanita 😬 1mo
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julesG
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Morning reading, before I have to be brave and make some phone calls.

#buddyread @DuckOfDoom @Maike

#AVeryMerryReadathon @TheSpineView

TheSpineView Hope the calls went well. ❤ 1mo
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julesG
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Decided on this one.

#BooksAndTea #TeaAndBooks

#AVeryMerryReadathon @TheSpineView

PS: grabbed the bookmark and it has the "For the night is dark and full of terrors." quote by George RR Martin on. Fitting, I suppose.

TheSpineView Hope you enjoy! 1mo
kellyann28 Loved this book! 1mo
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jinxmoon
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Me: Why is there never space on my shelves?!

Also me: buys 8 copies of the same book

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FantasyChick
EMPIRE OF THE VAMPIRE. | JAY. KRISTOFF
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Ok Littens I need a bit of advise because I'm not sure what I'm doing about this. One of the books I ordered for a gift came in today and the tip in is upside down 🤔 It happens but my question is: Would it bother you if you got a book like this? I figure it would cost me more to send it back than it's worth so do I keep it and order a new one or send it along anyway and hope the person receiving doesn't mind? Anyone deal with this before?

wanderinglynn Oh that is weird. I have never seen a misprint like that—especially a signed one. 🤷🏼‍♀️ Maybe contact the store you got it from & ask about it? 2mo
Laughterhp That‘s so weird! Maybe it‘ll be worth more money one day.. I‘ve never seen that before but I wouldn‘t be mad about it. 2mo
Lindy 🤔 2mo
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Soubhiville It wouldn‘t bother me. Strange. 2mo
5feet.of.fury It‘s definitely weird. But also probably rare. It‘s a toss up. 2mo
Nessavamusic Very strange, I‘ve never seen that but with how publishing is going right now…Great book btw! 2mo
BrittanyReads I think it's unique! Pass it on! I got a book of the month book printed upside down. It irked me at first but now it's a favorite. 2mo
Kimberlone I wouldn‘t mind at all. It‘s the thought that counts! Plus it‘s signed! 2mo
BookwormM I would love it for its weirdness 2mo
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ReaperOfTerrasen
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"Do you know what irony is, de León?" ~Jean-François
"They make swords out of it, don't they? Mix it with coally and hit it with a hammery?" ~ Gabriel de León

? Lol...

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ReaperOfTerrasen
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"A life without books is a life not lived."

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ReaperOfTerrasen
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"Put a man in a room for a hundred years with a thousand books and he will know a million truths. Put him in a room for a year with silence, and he'll know himself"
~ Gabriel de León

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emmaturi
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Mehso-so

This took me quite a while to read. I took a break as I wasn't really enjoying it, only wanting to get through it. That actually helped me as I felt a bit more into it. But on the whole this series isn't for me and more than likely won't read the next one.

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FantasyChick
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Get a couple chapters in while I can 😉

At this rate, I might have this beast complete by the end of the year. Might.

Happy Friday!!

BiblioLitten I can hear the Dora song in my head now😅 2mo
Tera66 Adorable picture tho! 2mo
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cjk
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1) Reading the tagged book, and listening to The Wife Between Us by Greer Hendricks.
2) Goodreads.
3) The Bloodless Boy by Robert J. Lloyd- trying to find an audio version.

#Weekendreads @rachelsbrittain

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TheSpineView
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#Movie2BookRecs @Klou
Prompt: Dark Shadows

I loved this book. One of my favorites this year. ❤🧛‍♂️❤

Klou I've heard of this one! Great job! 2mo
TheSpineView @Klou ❤🧛‍♂️ 2mo
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Lizpixie
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Bk40 of #LittensDressedInBlood Bk3 of #20in4 & Bk21 & last of #Scarathlon2021 #Screamathon #SpookoweenReadathon #Wickedathon #Necronomathon #LittenListenBingo #HalloweenReadathon #ItsBritneyBingoWitch #BookishBingo #BooksAndTeaChallenge #ChapterBreakBingo #OutOfComfortZoneBingo #VampathonBingo cont👇 is done. And what a book it was! A different take on vampires,if you loved Nevernight you‘ll love this.Profanity warning 10🤭 5,535pts #TeamSlaughter

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Chili
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Andrew65 Well done 👏👏👏 3mo
TheAromaofBooks Yay!!!! 3mo
Avanders What a pretty edition! 😍 3mo
DieAReader 🥳🥳🥳 3mo
TheSpineView Awesome! Loved this one! 3mo
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Lizpixie
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“A life without books is a life not lived”

Truer words have never been spoken.

#20in4 #readathon #Scarathlon2021 #TeamSlaughter 1pt

Andrew65 Very true! 3mo
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Lizpixie
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Spending Halloween and the last day of #Scarathlon2021 and all the other October ‘thons #audioknitting to the new Jay Kristoff book. I‘ve been switching between book & audio as it‘s over 26hrs & I read much quicker. Trying to decide which colour is next in Jaxon‘s blanket, I‘m not happy with the green next to the mustard(Hubbys choice🙄)and I‘m leaning towards the navy blue or silver🤔 1pt #TeamSlaughter

TrishB Great read 👍🏻 3mo
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Isy
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I wish I had the option to rate this book higher. This blew my mind, I'm a massive fan of Kristoff but this has to be his best work to date.
I'm not a big fan of vampire fiction but this is just on a different level, written in a different way with amazing characters, a fantastic plot in a vivid world. I can't wait for the next book.

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Nessavamusic
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This was fantastic. I do not want to spoil anything but I would best describe it as Castlevania meets Witcher.
Extremely entertaining grim dark fantasy. I would have finished sooner if I didn‘t love sleeping. 5⭐️ 2 #bookspinbingos and my #bookspin pick done!
+16 points for #teamhendrix #Scarathlon2021

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CourtSmall
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Book 245/2021 finished 10/10/21. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Catsandbooks
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✨Obsessed✨ with the edge design on the Illumicrate version of Empire of the Vampire 🦇

Soubhiville Ooooooo! 😲 3mo
RaeLovesToRead That really is incredible! 3mo
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TheAromaofBooks I cannot DEAL with artwork on the edges!!!! That is so gorgeous! 3mo
LeslieO I don‘t usually approve of spine in shelving, but I‘d make an exception for this one! 3mo
Catsandbooks @LeslieO @TheAromaofBooks @RaeLovesToRead @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego @Soubhiville It's currently being displayed on my book cart in my living room so I can see it all the time! 😍 3mo
zezeki 😍😍😍 3mo
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sprainedbrain
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October 24 and I‘m finally in to my October reviews.

This was my first audiobook of the month, and it was awesome. Definitely leans more fantasy (EPIC fantasy) than horror, but obviously, with vampires, and they are the scary/murdery variety, so there is gore. It‘s very dark, but also smart and witty—really put me in mind of Witcher at times. I was completely obsessed and devoured it quickly, and I cannot wait for the next one.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

sprainedbrain Also, I am so happy to report that Jay Kristoff is one of those super talented guys who write fantasy books that aren‘t masochistic or misogynistic, so I wasn‘t the least bit annoyed with how quickly I fell in lust with Gabriel. 😂 And the audiobook narration is excellent. Also, my #NewIn2021 book for #Booked2021. (edited) 3mo
KristiAhlers I LOVED this book. I was so useless when I was reading. 😂🧡❤️ 3mo
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Nessavamusic
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Opening survey for #Deweys24hourreadathon
1. My location: Lake Zurich, IL USA
2. Tagged is the read I‘m most looking forward to!
3. Eating healthy atm so sugar snap peas
4. Band teacher who reads as much as I can
5. Looking forward to making a dent in my tbr towards all my Readathons!
#24HourReadathon #Scarathlon2021 #teamhendrix

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“Ask me not if God exists, but why he‘s such a prick.”

#FirstLineFridays

kamoorephoto I knew the book without even looking!! 3mo
Ddzmini O‘ what a world of unseen visions and heard silences, this insubstantial country of the mind!” … beautiful 📖 3mo
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Nessavamusic
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Today‘s #LittensDressedinBlood prompt: Vampire

Diving into this chunkster this weekend. So far very good!

TheSpineView Loved it! 3mo
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OneMoreChapterISwear
Pickpick

Nasty, nightmare fuel Vamps with evocative, poignant, vivid writing. This book will take you to dark places & have you questioning if HEAs can truly exist let alone in a world devoid of sunlight populated by blood sucking, atrocious creatures. The narrator, Damian Lynch, turned this LARGE tome into an instant favorite. I HIGHLY reccomend this one, especially as an audiobook & even more so if you liked The Name of the Wind. I LOVED it

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WanderingBookaneer
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I‘ve been trudging through this book not really invested in the story. I don‘t understand why the author choose to have Gabriel tell his life story to the captors. All I keep thinking is, “How does he recall so many conversations?”

There have been a couple of big scenes before this one, but the upcoming battle has been the only one that has made me want to read about what happens.

emmaturi I am reading it just now, but will take a break. It's just not really gripping me, but nevertheless will eventually finish it 3mo
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