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Tiny Pretty Things
Tiny Pretty Things | Sona Charaipotra, Dhonielle Clayton
Black Swan meets Pretty Little Liars in this soapy, drama-packed novel featuring diverse characters who will do anything to be the prima at their elite ballet school.Gigi, Bette, and June, three top students at an exclusive Manhattan ballet school, have seen their fair share of drama. Free-spirited new girl Gigi just wants to dancebut the very act might kill her. Privileged New Yorker Bette's desire to escape the shadow of her ballet-star sister brings out a dangerous edge in her. And perfectionist June needs to land a lead role this year or her controlling mother will put an end to her dancing dreams forever.When every dancer is both friend and foe, the girls will sacrifice, manipulate, and backstab to be the best of the best.
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Emilymdxn
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I don‘t read a lot of YA but this made me think I should read more! I was looking for books featuring eating disorders written by women of colour and this popped up online so I took a chance. I loved the characters, got completely immersed in the ballet world, it was intense but not quite melodramatic which I loved. The romance subplots didn‘t even annoy me (which they often do in YA), I can‘t wait to read the sequel so it‘s a firm pick

Literary.Gem37 I have this book, but haven't had the chance to read it. 1w
Hoopiefoot It‘s so good! Your review has me thinking maybe I need to reread it again soon. 1w
Emilymdxn @Literary.Gem37 I hope you like it as much as I did when you get the chance! 1w
Emilymdxn @Hoopiefoot awesome! Did you read the sequel too?? Is it good?? 1w
Hoopiefoot @Emilymdxn The sequel is really good too. Enjoy! 1w
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Merethebookgal
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It took a few chapters to feel like I was in the story (probably because I listened to the audiobook) but then I just wanted to keep listening! Getting different points of view, especially from two of the “mean girls” helped them to seem more like real people, and not just one dimensional villains. (Not that it made the terrible things they did okay!) I‘m not usually into drama-filled stories, but I‘m definitely looking forward to book 2!

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jmtrivera
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Once I started digging into this book, it became impossible to put down. The authors created amazing characters who are both awful & incredibly sympathetic. The suspense builds & builds until the reader is practically itchy w/anticipation of the next terrible thing to happen. And I loved how it still surprised me into gasping when it happened. Honestly, this book would've been perfect for live-tweeting. I finished it & immediately began the next.

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BookishMum92
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Nitpickyabouttrains
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A great ya. Ballet school and the beautiful and cruel kids who are fighting for a chance to shine. Sort of like center stage meets gossip girl.

Megabooks This was such a fun book! 2mo
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hes7
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“Black Swan meets Pretty Little Liars in this soapy, drama-packed novel featuring diverse characters who will do anything to be the prima at their elite ballet school.”

Too much mean-girl drama with no resolution to make the end worthwhile. I‘ll read the next book to get it off #MountTBR, but when it comes to cutthroat dancers, I enjoyed The Walls Around Us more.

Book 3 of #24b4Monday finished.
Current time: 17h24m

#bookfitnesschallenge #bfc

TheReadingMermaid Woop! You go girl 💪🤓📖 6mo
Clwojick Way to go on that reading time! Awesome! 💓 6mo
wanderinglynn Way to go! You‘ll hit 24 hrs in no time! 🙌🏻 6mo
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Megabooks I liked this book when I read it, but I agree with your review! 😂 Great job! 6mo
Andrew65 A shame this book wasn‘t better. Fantastic progress on the Readathon. 6mo
8little_paws Completely agree on your assessment of this book, and I also strongly preferred the walls around us 6mo
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BooksOnPointe
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I got to meet Dhonielle Clayton at Sydney Writers‘ Fest today

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Kenziejo
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Ballet, secrets, and a whole lot of drama.

Such a fun read.

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ceruleanjen
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My 4th read for Contemporary-A-Thon. 438 pages. 4⭐ Fun, soap opera of a book!

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Gillyreads
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Still home sick. Headache is mostly gone so I‘m all set for a day of reading. If only the neighbours renovations were not so power tool inclusive 🙃🙃🙃

MrsMalaprop Wishing you a quiet(ish) reading recovery day. 📚❤️ 9mo
Gillyreads @MrsMalaprop thanks ☺️ 9mo
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Magalily
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This was the perfect book to get me out of my grey February book slump. These ballerinas are both beautiful and terrifying, with secrets and scandals galore. ❤️❤️❤️

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GondorGirl
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Teenage ballerinas fighting to get the best parts. There's drama, back stabbing, injuries, and a while lot of tulle.

As someone who has absolutely no grace or dancing abilities I was totally enthralled. Any recommendations for other good ballet books?

MicheleinPhilly I haven‘t read it yet but I‘ve heard good things about 2y
GondorGirl @MicheleinPhilly That one is on Overdrive. I added it to my list! 2y
ReadingsByTheC If you don't mind a supernatural angle to it try this one. It's like Orange is the New Black meets Black Swan.. 2y
GondorGirl @ReadingsByTheC That sounds good! I love urban fantasy. 2y
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GondorGirl
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I think the National Harbor is the perfect place to audio walk. ❤❤❤

2BR02B Neat view! 2y
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Jennick2004
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Happy Valentines Day to myself 🤣❤️
#bookhaul #bookoutlet

Bianca Tiny Pretty Things is on my tbr! 2y
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Brittbritt
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While this book was a major page turner and I am a sucker for drama I personally struggled with the amount of girl/girl hatred and jealousy. I understand that it is clearly a major part of the competitiveness of ballet but it was not always fun to read. Still love the complex and (very) flawed characters.

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Cityofamber
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This was the perfect book the “casually” read on my phone when I couldn‘t have a physical book on me.

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EllieDottie
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A book about dance for#letsdance! #septembowie

Megabooks 👍🏻👍🏻 2y
Cinfhen If I didn't have a YA aversion 😔I'd be all over this choice! 2y
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Darth_Kaders
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Getting in some morning reading before work. This book is such a nice change of pace--I am loving all the drama!

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Darth_Kaders
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I read Astonish Me by Maggie Shipstead last year and now I have a thing for ballet books. I hope this is as catty as it seems. #guiltypleaure #bedtimereading #balletbookS

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TheNextBook
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I loved Centerstage and I expected this book to shed the same kind of light on drama and ballet! It does but so much more. It focuses on three different ballerinas, with three completely different upbringings and how competition really does bring out the worst in some people! Plenty of drama with a constantly moving plot, I breezed through this novel!

MidnightBookGirl Love, love this series! 2y
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TheNextBook
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I'm taking a quick momcation and am near a beach, with my friend visiting her parents and they have this amazing sun room which is perfect for reading! I'm in a happy place right now.

DivineDiana Very nice! Enjoy! 📚 2y
BookBabe ❤️ reminds me of the sunroom in the house I grew up in. Lovely! I miss that place. 2y
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rissa
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teenagers are evil. ballerinas are evil for sure. couldn't put this one down. i enjoyed this book very much. go read it. 👯

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TheNextBook
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Oohh yes! I started this today and so far it is juicy! Something happened, more is happening, drama, and ballet, ballet, ballet! I'm so here for this today! I needed something juicy to bite into and this seems to be it!

Coleen I've been back & forth on whether or not to add this one to my TBR. Sounds like you're enjoying it! 2y
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MrsV
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New in this week, plus the last bits of my #beachinbookswap package 📦

TheWordJar I need to get myself Literary Yarns! I've made some Star Wars amigurumi for the kids, but I think I would like these creatures for myself! 2y
TheWordJar @MaleficentBookDragon That is awesome! I need to order both of these now!! 2y
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JMBarries
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Exciiiiiiited for this, @jessreadsbooks has lent this to me, describing it as "gossip girl and centre stage in one" which I ?? am?? here?? for??

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Kappadeemom
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Read inside the library some. I just finished Tiny Pretty Things and I loved it, even though it is probably considered YA. Malicious ballerinas? Yep, I love it❤️

mklong You had me at "malicious ballerinas" 2y
Kappadeemom @mklong 👍😜 2y
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Kappadeemom
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When you can't read because you feel someone staring at you 😳😳

JoeStalksBeck There you are! Yay! 2y
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laurencjay
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Holey Moley this book. Incredible writing, probably the best I've read in a YA novel. Intense and beautiful. I love ballet and always have been fascinated by it but I know this book would appeal to many YA lovers and thrill seekers. Now to get my hands on the sequel.

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katcanwrite
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Read this one a few months back. If you want backstabbing ballerinas, high-stakes drama, and lots of tension, pick this one up! HOWEVER: not one of the narrators could do a good Russian accent in the audiobook, so any time a teacher spoke it was excruciating. Overall, however, this is a gripping read. Warning: drug abuse, eating disorders, and harassment feature prominently.

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EllieDottie
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So this book has tiny in the title and it's about dancers (ballerinas), so I think it works perfectly for #tinydancer! #lyricalapril

Cinfhen Can't get much better than that 💕🙌🏻💃🏼 3y
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KarenUK
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#day20 #lyricalapril #tinydancer This YA story with lots of diverse characters was described as "Black Swan meets Pretty Little Liars" and that is the perfect way to capture it! Bitchy, bullying, boarding school ballerinas with sabotage, petty jealousies and revenge! Kinda fun!

TheLondonBookworm That sounds like a fun mix! 3y
Cinfhen Sounds juicy! And love your collage 💞💞💞 3y
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ErinC
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Doing some pregame reading at the Friendly Confines on this gorgeous spring day. It's a beautiful day for a W! Go Cubs Go!

LauraBeth Great pic! 3y
Texreader Gorgeous day! 3y
Cinfhen Good seats!!! Looks like a perfect day💙⚾️💙⚾️💙 3y
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Coleen Great 1st inning! Go Cubs! 3y
bookwrm526 We are watching he game at home, go Cubs!! (edited) 3y
Mimi28 Great seats! Go Cubbies!! Have fun!! 3y
minkyb yes! 3y
Reecaspieces Pitching changes are great reading sections!! 😂 3y
ErinC @LauraBeth @Texreader @Cinfhen @Coleen @bookwrm526 @Mimi28 @minkyb @Reecaspieces - it was a great game in great seats and great weather but sadly not a great ending! :( 3y
Cinfhen Can't have EVERYTHING 😂😂😂 3y
bookwrm526 That was shocking! But you never know what's going to happen when the wind is blowing out, I guess 3y
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laurencjay
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My haul from NYC a couple weeks ago. John Darnielle's first book, Homegoing and The War of Art from #thestrand, The Fever from #housingworks and Brown Girl Dreaming from #bluestockings. And with the addition of these books I officially need a new bookshelf 📚📚📚

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ReadingRover
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I've been wanting to listen to Tiny Pretty Things since it came out but my library never had it on audio. I drive a ton and my regular reading goes slow because I don't have a lot of time to sit in one place so how's my chance to speed through all these new audiobooks!

Bookworm54 I haven't listened to the audiobook, but I enjoyed the print version of Madman's Daughter. ☺ 3y
ReadingRover @Bookworm54 I'm excited for it! I've got a lot of listening to do now that I bought all of these new audiobooks!!!🎧 3y
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ElphaReads
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So which do I do next? A book about brilliant lady scientists, or a book about backstabbing ballerinas?? 🤔👩🏾‍🔬👗

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CherylDeFranceschi
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I am SO ashamed that I read this compulsively from start to finish. I'm 56 years old! #hatetolove #BookLove17. Thank you, @LibrarianRyan for the super fun prompts this month! I really enjoyed them. Happy Valentine's Day! ❤️😘👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

ValerieAndBooks OMG thanks for the reminder-- my daughter and I were talking a while back about needing to get this author 's dance novels! (Daughter is a college dance major). 3y
LeahBergen I want to read this! 3y
LibrarianRyan First off, age is just a number. Read what you like. This is on my TBR pile as well 3y
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Megabooks
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#alltheworldsastage #feistyfeb

I really enjoyed these fanciful YA books about hypercompetitive ballerinas.

I can't take credit for this awesome graphic, but I also don't know who did it originally.

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bookloaner
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Stepping into Sunday like...📚☕💤

Sundays are always reserved for reading and general laziness. Hope you are all having a wonderful Sunday!

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MidnightBookGirl
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My #TopTenTuesday. It's a Freebie Week, so I used the one I made for a previous Tuesday only to realize I had the wrong topic. ;)

SandyY15 I've always loved Tuck Everladting. I will be adding It Wasn't Always Like This to my must read list. Thank you!! 3y
MidnightBookGirl @SandyY15 I hope you like it! 3y
SandyY15 @MidnightBookGirl I read the blurb about it on Amazon, and I'm sure I will. I will let you know!! 3y
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PassportBooks
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Ballet, boarding school, girls who are as talented and ambitious as they are mean - these are some of my favorite things.

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emenozzi
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first book of 2017

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Chasingmermaids
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Addicting and full of so many twists and turns. I wish I had picked up sooner. I'm already looking forward to the next book. It lived up to all the hype. Mean girls in tutus. #readthemargin

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lsh13
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⭐️️⭐️️⭐️️⭐️️
Ugh this book was amazing!! Straight off the bat we got into the competitiveness and bitchiness of ballet and how far girls will go to be the ultimate Prima ballerina. With 2/3 of the protagonists women of colour and frequent references to their cultures this book was a stellar start to this duology series.

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lhseidel
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"Pain has weight." (Tiny Pretty Things)

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Victoriahoperose
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This book was really good. It was almost like peeking into a different world of ballet and competitive dance. The characters were extremely compelling and I had a hard time putting his down. I can't wait to read the next book! I really enjoyed this one.

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lsh13
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34% read. Can't finish this soon enough 😍

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brendanmleonard
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Really good panel so far about art, writing, and activism - had to hop it for the Litsy meetup but already came away inspired! #BRL #litsyriotlive

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NadinetheReader
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I HAVE SO MANY FEELINGS ABOUT THIS BOOK! I'm so glad I bought the sequel because I want to read it very soon!