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Of Fire and Stars
Of Fire and Stars | Audrey Coulthurst
An atmospheric and romantic debut fantasy perfect for fans of Ash and The Winners Curse. Betrothed since childhood to the prince of Mynaria, Princess Dennaleia has always known what her future holds. Her marriage will seal the alliance between Mynaria and her homeland, protecting her people from other hostile kingdoms. But Denna has a secret. She possesses an Affinity for firea dangerous gift for the future queen of a land where magic is forbidden. Now Denna has to learn the ways of her new kingdom while trying to hide her growing magic. To make matters worse, she must learn to ride Mynarias formidable warhorses before her coronationand her teacher is the person who intimidates her most, the prickly and unconventional Princess Amaranthine, sister of her betrothed. When a shocking assassination leaves the kingdom reeling, Mare and Denna reluctantly join forces to search for the culprit. As the two work together, they discover there is more to one another than they thoughtand soon their friendship is threatening to blossom into something more. But with dangerous conflict brewing that makes the alliance more important than ever, acting on their feelings could be deadly. Forced to choose between their duty and their hearts, Mare and Denna must find a way to save their kingdomsand each other.
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JanuarieTimewalker13 Hahahaha!! 3w
Texreader Same!!! 😂 3w
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Great book! I loved the symbolism of the nicknames Denna and Mare used as they became closer. Denna has been promised to Mare‘s brother, Thandi. But, as Mare teaches Denna how to ride horses, they friendship blossoms into something more. Mean while, people with magical abilities are being prosecuted and killed and Denna has to make sure no body finds out about hers. A sweet, cute read. 4⭐️

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Clare-Dragonfly
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I loved this tale of two princesses falling in love! One is amazing with horses, one has a secret magic power. There‘s a twisty mystery (whodunnit was fairly easy for me to figure out, but lots of twists got us there) and they struggle with serious issues about rulership as well. I‘m really looking forward to the sequel.

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I‘m several chapters in to the tagged and really enjoying it, but realized I was getting a bit fuzzy on the characters and world due to reading two secondary-world-fantasy YA f/f romances in a row! 😆 I decided I‘d better alternate it with this book club selection, which is quite different. (Actually, they‘re both for book clubs, but two different ones.)

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BethM I‘m very drawn to those covers! 2y
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SLibrarian5
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I wanted to enjoy this one, but I found myself disappointed and bored. The first few chapters were promising, but the middle slogged on. I wanted more worldbuilding and adventure throughout, not just here and there. I liked the f/f relationship, don‘t know if I‘ll try the sequel or not.

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SLibrarian5
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#weeklyforecast:

This week, I‘ll continue my three current reads-which one will I finish first?

Next up is “Mother Daughter Me.”

@Cinfhen

Cinfhen Yay!!! It‘s looking good 😍 3y
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SLibrarian5
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#bookreport

Somehow in the middle of reading three books again. 😅

“Of Fire and Stars” is slow, but I want to see what happens.

“Wanderlust, USA,”is just the silly distraction I need right now.

And I started “The Office” today.

@Cinfhen

Cinfhen It‘s been hard for me to settle on just one book, as well. Distraction and diversion is perfect 👌🏾 3y
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#weeklyforecast:

This week, I want to continue (and maybe even finish!) “Of Fire and Stars.”

Next up- “Wanderlust, USA,” in audiobook, for a reading challenge prompt.

@Cinfhen

Cinfhen Seems manageable!!! 3y
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#bookreport

Started some WFH projects this week, so that‘s keeping me busy.

Finished “Mirage-”⭐⭐⭐⭐

Also started “Of Fire and Stars-” on page 37.

@Cinfhen

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Mommamanzi
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I finally got around to putting this in my bookshelf after receiving it for Christmas. #alittlebehind #tbr

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MidnightBookGirl
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loved the strong, smart, capable female characters, and the ending was a good one. The plot is a mystery set in a fantasy world, which I'm always here for, and the f/f relationship (especially for main characters) is one that still feels underrepresented in YA. I don't know if I'll read the second book, because I actually liked how this one ended.

Branwen I actually have not picked up the second one for the exact same reason! The ending was so perfect! 😍 3y
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Almost done with this audiobook- it's been on my tbr for awhile!

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NobleCrowQueen
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Look I wanted to love this book. I saw the cover in Barnes and Noble and immediately knew I had to have it. But I've never made it more than 70 pages in and I've tried to read it three times. I desperately wanted to fall in love with these two princesses who fall for one another, but... the beginning dragged for me. All the characters and places had four syllables. It was a slog for me. Never finished.

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suzisteffen Love the Malinda Lo book & need to find out more about the other two! Nice. Happy Pride! 🏳️‍🌈 3y
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I successfully completed all 12 OWLs! I loved the majority of them - God Emperor Of Dune and Unicorns of Balinor were just not for me, but the rest were 5 star reads for me. I was pleasantly surprised by The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society and a Man Called Ove, I did not expect to love them as much as I did 💛 #owlsreadathon2019 #magicalreadathon

emz711 They're so great! 3y
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🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 I loved this so much I had to use a screenshot from goodreads for this, because I immediately lent it out to a friend before I could take a picture! I can't wait for the 2nd book in August 😍 #booked2019 #nightorientedtitle
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Cinfhen Great choice for this prompt 🎉🎉🎉 4y
Rhelia I love this book too! 4y
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We are going to visit a lot of worlds today!! 😍😆🐉

wordzie ❤😎 4y
CSeydel Nice beardie! 4y
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Purrsistently
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Wrapped up my owlcrateathon with this gem! Ripped my heart out. ❤️

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iread2much
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Good in the beginning, slow in the middle, good in the end. It‘s good enough that I want to read the next one, but not good enough that I‘m rushing out to read it. Some things got wrapped up way to easy, but i really enjoyed the way the author discusses how the women in a traditional kingdom have no freedom, and how duty isn‘t always enough, especially when everything else is taken from you 3.5/5 stars. Read if you wanted more from Ash Princess

iread2much Also, my #cupidgoespostal package arrived, but I couldn‘t find the sender‘s handle. Thanks @BookishMarginalia for putting the swap together! 4y
BookishMarginalia 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 4y
Kayla.Adriena Crap I musta forgot to put it on the outside. 🤦‍♀️But it's from me! 4y
iread2much @Kayla.Adriena no worries! Thanks so much I can‘t wait to open it! 4y
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NicoleCeBallos
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Princess Dannaleia is betrothed to the Prince of Mynaria. Instead of falling in love with the Prince, she falls in love with the rebellious Princess. There was no real world building, you were just dropped into this world where magic is something that is feared. I like the idea of the book, but it didn't quite reach its potential. #YA #LGBTQ

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This one was cute, i hope the next one comes out soon, I need to know more about the wlw.

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alisonrose
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I really enjoyed this, wish I hadn‘t waited so long to read it—and now I have to wait a year for the sequel, it seems! The author did a great job building this world, its magic system, and conflicts. I appreciate that unlike a lot of YA fantasy, the plot wasn‘t absurdly convoluted and was easy and exciting to follow. I adored the slow burn romance between Denna & Mare, which was very authentic (and hot!). Both girls were great characters. 4/5 ⭐️

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alisonrose
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This romance is a definite slow burn, but I‘m kinda loving that about it. It feels so much more authentic, especially for Denna, and this being her first realization of liking girls. Aaah memories 👩‍❤️‍💋‍👩 (Also, nice to get the opposite of insta-love for once!)

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I think I need to quit browsing Litsy and #Libby before bed, my #library card is really getting a workout! I blame @emilyhaldi and @alisonrose for tonight‘s additions! #queerbooks #dammitlitsy

ErinSueMreads If I read half the books I checked out on Libby I would quadruple my goodreads goal 4y
Owlizabeth @ErinSueG it‘s too easy! 4y
emilyhaldi Yay! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 4y
alisonrose I‘m enjoying it so far! 4y
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PRINCESSES IN LOVE YES PLEASE YAY 👑👩‍❤️‍💋‍👩👑 #nowreading

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hissingpotatoes
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3/5 ⭐. The beginning promised a slow-burn romance & I was excited to delve into the worldbuilding. However, the 2nd half failed on that promise. The overarching plot thinned in favor of the romance happening faster. Much conflict came from stubbornness that didn't make sense. I did like seeing 1 princess embrace and take control of her own agency within the court. Overall I enjoyed the book enough to make me want to read the sequel. #projectnew

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SassenachTheBookWizard
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this was actually a REALLY cute and light fantasy. only complaints were that the two female POVs kind of blended together and that there were some long stretches where nothing really happens. I'll def pick up the rest of the books

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SassenachTheBookWizard
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My next game board challenge is royals so I am FINALLY reading Of Fire and Stars!

GondorGirl And the sequel was just given a release date! 😍 4y
sariko Game board challenge? Where can I find that? 4y
SassenachTheBookWizard @GondorGirl yes! I need to know if I have another series to follow lol 4y
sariko @SassenachTheBookWizard Awesome, I‘m joining! 4y
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KeepCalmWithBooksAndCoffee
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Next up! #fridayreads

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KeepCalmWithBooksAndCoffee
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Loved the prologue. Let‘s see if my reading rut can be broken!

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OMG. This book is one of the best I've read in a hot minute! I adored the characters and found myself cheering for them, grieving with them, and celebrating their victories with them. Excellent plot line and there were some nice twists as well. Loved it!

RaimeyGallant Nice review! 5y
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At this point I'll read almost everything with a princess not swooning over a useless prince, but a tough girl. This book does lack world building, but the pace was nice, the unfolding/growing relationship between Amaranthine (that name tho! love it) and Denna was sweet and I liked that the princess gets the girl. So yeah, I was just here for the gay anyway.

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I had a good April!

I won #CampNaNoWriMo!

And I managed to get some reading in!

“Of Fire and Stars” was my both my #BookClub read (#GloryToTheGuild) and my #BestOfApril! Such a good book! If you haven‘t already, READ IT! (See previous post for my review)

I also wrapped up my ACOTAR series reread in time for the ACOFAS release! Now, I just have to keep myself busy while I wait for Release Day #bookmail 😶 I‘m not sure I can handle the suspense!

callunakeep Woohoo!! 🎉 Congrats on winning camp nano!! I haven‘t done an NaNoWriMo in a few years, might have to do it again this November! 5y
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A slow burn to start with, but it‘s so very worth the read! A well built world with a fun magic system that I would love to learn more about! Two very different girls who‘s relationship strikes a balance that has epic potential! I really hope Audrey Coulthurst plans to revisist these two!! I can‘t wait to see what comes next for Denna and Mare!

#GloryToTheGuild