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Reign of the Fallen (Reign of the Fallen, #1)
Reign of the Fallen (Reign of the Fallen, #1) | Sarah Glenn Marsh
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Hthrwilliamson12
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Pickpick

I am just in awe of this book. It was so beautifully written and the characters where relatable. I grieved with Odessa as she went on the journey of trying to move on in life after losing someone you love with your whole heart. 5 stars would definitely recommend.

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wideeyedreader
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Mehso-so

This cover is gorgeous, and I love the premise and characters of this story, but the book takes a deep dive into an exploration of grief for about a third of the story, and after all that I thought the main character became interested in someone else too soon after the boy she wanted to marry died. ⭐️⭐️⭐️

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wideeyedreader
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“Today, for the second time in my life, I killed King Wylding.”
#firstlinefridays

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CaseyTheCanadianLesbrarian
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Mehso-so

A #QueerYA #Fantasy w/ unfulfilled potential. A bisexual necromancer living in a change-adverse land where the raised Dead are inexplicably changing into dangerous Shades. But it doesn't develop the MC enough to earn emotional investment before plunging her into grief 100 pages in where she's mean, depressed, and addicted. When this stagnant middle section ends to return to the main plot, I had a hard time caring. Also, bad guy was super obvious.

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CaseyTheCanadianLesbrarian
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I feel like we didn't get to know this main character well enough before she quickly becomes mean, depressed, and addicted to this potion in the wake of grief a quarter of the way into this book. Intellectually I get it, but emotionally I have to know the character to be able to care about her in this state. The way this plot is structured is very weird. It's like trying to throw season 6 Buffy into season 1. #QueerBooks #BisexualBooks #YA

night_shift Yeah, you can't spring a sudden emotional change like that without letting you like the character how they were first. I'd say.. at least over the halfway mark or even in the second book. 3y
CaseyTheCanadianLesbrarian @UnidragonFrag Glad to have your backup! 😊 3y
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pocketmermaid
Reign of the Fallen | Sarah Glenn Marsh
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Just hanging out with my giant lobster and reading a good book, like ya do. Totally normal Sunday morning.

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monica_laurette
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Pickpick

I loved this book so much. 5 stars. I have so many words about this book. My full review is on my blog.

RaimeyGallant Nice review! And welcome to Litsy! #LitsyWelcomeWagon Some of us put together Litsy tips to help new Littens navigate the site. It's the link in my bio on my page in case you need it. Or if you prefer how-to videos, @chelleo put some together at the link in her bio. @LitsyWelcomeWagon 4y
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KatieCarpenter
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Mehso-so

Things I liked: Representation. Gritty, but not over the top. The depiction of grief and addiction.

Things I didn‘t like:
Odessa. She just irritated me. Like kissing another man when your lover is dead? It acknowledges that it‘s selfish, it just really rubbed me the wrong way. Plus, the relationship that supposedly sends her into this grief spiral hardly gets any screen time. It feels like it‘s kind of superficial? All in all, not a fave.

KatieCarpenter I think I will still pick up the next in the series though because the world itself intrigued me! And I did enjoy some of the other characters. 4y
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Violetsunrise84
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Pickpick

I enjoyed reading this tale. As I said before it‘s nice to read a story where characters are diverse and written as normal human beings, but not reduced to stereotypes. I can‘t wait to read Song of the Dead next. #reignofthefallen #sarahglennmarsh

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Violetsunrise84
Reign of the Fallen | Sarah Glenn Marsh

“Every monster can be beaten.” #reignofthefallen #sarahglennmarsh

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Violetsunrise84
Reign of the Fallen | Sarah Glenn Marsh

This scene that I am reading at the moment depicts something that I have never dealt with before, but makes me empathize with the character dealing with it. #reignofthefallen #sarahglennmarsh

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Violetsunrise84
Reign of the Fallen | Sarah Glenn Marsh

I officially have my first YA crush ( or YA boyfriend). I love Jax so far. #reignofthefallen #sarahglennmarsh

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Violetsunrise84
Reign of the Fallen | Sarah Glenn Marsh

What I love the most about this book so far is the inclusion without stereotypes. It‘s nice to read a story where I don‘t have to cringe when certain characters are described or appear. Everyone is normal in this book. #reignofthefallen #sarahglennmarsh

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Violetsunrise84
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Now this is really heartbreaking. #reignofthefallen #sarahglennmarsh

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Violetsunrise84
Reign of the Fallen | Sarah Glenn Marsh

Whatever happened to Master Nicanor signifying that something is amiss! #reignofthefallen #sarahglennmarsh

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Eggbeater
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I have very mixed feelings about this story. Some ideas were really refreshing and original. I liked the diverse cast of characters and their strengths. I loved the idea of raising the dead and the moral questions it brings. The middle was too emotional for what I look for in a fantasy novel. Less crying, more action please. But maybe I just wasn't in the mood to contemplate grief. I liked the ending a lot and I want to move on with the series.

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Violetsunrise84
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I can‘t wait to read this. #reignofthefallen #sarahglennmarsh #bookmail

BeansPage What a gorgeous cover 😍😍😍 4y
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mrsmarch
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SO IN LOVE 🖤🧡🖤💛

I nearly cried tears of excitement when I opened the box from @AlizaApp . I never even heard of Reign of the Fallen before today but NOW it is in my hot little hands and I‘m excited. I‘ve decided to dedicate 2019 to books of supernatural worlds and witchery, and every one of these titles is going straight to the stack. Also my first Gaiman. I‘ve banished the trick or treaters (run out of candy and put the baby to bed) 👇🏻

mrsmarch 👉🏻 So I‘m going to make tea, start a shower so hot it could poach an egg, light the candle, eat some gummies, and just revel in the sisterhood of the #witchpleaseswap. Thank you @monalyisha for organizing such a fun swap! 4y
mrsmarch PS I had to stage everything in my empty Halloween candy bucket. Because treats is treats, y‘all. 🍬🍩🍦📚 4y
AlizaApp Yay so glad you like everything! Happy Halloween! 🎃🖤 4y
mrsmarch @AlizaApp Why are Haribo gummies so delicious? The purple bats tingle on my tongue! 👅 4y
monalyisha What a great package! Neil Gaiman + a woodsy candle = 😍💯🙌🏻🍃🔮🖤 4y
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Eggbeater
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I went to an author event yesterday with YA authors Sarah Glenn Marsh and Gwen Cole @FountainBookstore hosted by @MidnightBookGirl . I got to meet and talk to the authors about their books, get my books signed, and get some free book swag. If you look carefully they both signed my book with "sausages." That is our inside joke. ?

It was a good day! ?l

MidnightBookGirl I'm so glad you had fun and so thankful that for awesome, supportive friends like you and @petersonks15 ❤📚❤ 4y
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Reggie
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Pickpick

I gave this a pick for being entertaining in a bad B movie, a boozy Lifetime movie meets fantasy, kind of way. It made me laugh a lot. This is the kind of fantasy where people have the power to bring people back from the dead but nobody has a flashlight or magic to make light so that your lover doesn‘t get punched through his body because nobody can see the ogre- like monster. Also, to my group J ladies. I just kept thinking of Peter Bogdanovich.

Reggie Peter Bogdanovich fell in love with an up and coming star named Dorothy Stratten. She unfortunately gets killed by her estranged husband. Her sister Louise was 12 at the time. 9 years later Peter and Louise get married. Not a week later. Or a couple days. 9 years!!!! Thanks for this round of LMPBC. It was fun. (edited) 4y
DivineDiana I never knew this! I wonder if the marriage lasted?!? 🤔 4y
Reggie @DivineDiana for 12 years it did which is more than I thought it would have. 4y
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DivineDiana Agree! 😲 4y
thebluestocking 😂😂 4y
Centique Hey Reggie! I sent you an email saying some more about how much I loved the books you sent me but it just bounced back. I‘ll try to resend it - but I‘m on the plane tomorrow night - so if it doesn‘t get to you, just know I am so so grateful. I found an out of print book for you as well so I‘ll take it with me and pop it in the post when I get to Cali! 4y
Reggie @Centique I hope you have a great vacation and everything goes well!!! Post some Disney pics for us. I‘m just glad you liked the box. Enjoy the books and your vacay. 4y
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Reggie
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I just want to say to any author struggling to describe the color of something in your story there are resources out there to save your readers from hot pink, dark blue, light blue, bright red. Omg. I remember seeing the cool 64 count box of crayons when I was in grade school and thinking cerulean? Cornflower? Pewter? Fuschia? Indigo? Magenta? C‘mon!!!!! Lol Sorry, Friday night reading rant over.

BarbaraTheBibliophage Good point. Pantone PMS colors are another source! 4y
merelybookish J. Crew catalogue is really good at this! 4y
MicheleinPhilly Burnt Sienna! 4y
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Lynnsoprano Don‘t diss magenta! That was one of the colors I packed the summer I worked on the Crayola packing line! 4y
Lynnsoprano @MicheleinPhilly Burnt sienna was in the set of 4 crayons I packed, too😄 4y
MicheleinPhilly @Lynnsoprano That‘s fantastic! My sisters and I randomly say “burnt sienna” to each other all the time.☺️ 4y
Mdargusch That sounds like a dream job @Lynnsoprano 🌈 4y
Reggie @Lynnsoprano oh no, my friend. I‘m trying to promote it. This author insists on telling you the color of everything in this book but seems limited to the basic eight. 4y
Lynnsoprano @Reggie Gotcha 😄 I misinterpreted. @Mdargusch It was anything but! Monotonous assembly line in an old warehouse with no air conditioning. But it taught me the value of a college education. 4y
readordierachel Hahaha! Totally agree. 4y
Linear Mu husband must have wrote this book. He insists there are only standard colors and the rest are just fluff. " its red. Not flame. Its blue not aqua!" Ahaha 4y
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thebluestocking
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This is headed your way via the slow boat that is media mail @Reggie. This round is winding down.

#lmpbc #groupj @wanderinglynn @OddBookishBee

Reggie I‘m almost ready for it. Have a few more Kelly Link stories to go through. Just one more book. That was quick. 4y
thebluestocking @Reggie It did go fast! 4y
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MidnightBookGirl
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I enjoyed this tale of Necromancers and the Undead. I probably should have switched to a physical copy because the narration wasn't my favorite to listen to, and had me switching to music when it got too grating. Looking forward to book 2!

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thebluestocking
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Panpan

Unfortunately, this book was not for me. It had a possibly interesting premise: necromancers can bring back the dead, and the king, who has reigned for 200 years, does not permit change or progress. But the world was underdeveloped, as were the characters and the plot. It was slow moving, too long, and felt like the author was manipulating everything.

Reggie Omg is it Dusk til dawn til..... part deux? Lol 4y
thebluestocking @Reggie Ha!! Kind of. But twice the length! 4y
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thebluestocking
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Book 3 from round 3 has arrived! Woo!
#LMPBC #GroupJ

 @wanderinglynn @OddBookishBee @Reggie

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OddBookishBee
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thebluestocking Yay!! I‘m looking forward to it. 4y
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HeathersReadingHideaway
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1. Engaged and currently wedding planning 😊
2. Odessa/Meredy from Reign of the Fallen by Sarah Glenn Marsh.
3. Ron & Harry from Harry Potter.
4. The girl group from Puddin‘ by Julie Murphy
5. I feel odd answering this because most characters I read about are in YA stories so they‘re younger than me. So I‘ll just say Odessa from Reign of the Fallen.

#tellmetuesday @Ke633

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Merethebookgal
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I‘m not a huge pink person, but I really like the cover design and actually like the pink! I think it‘s a pretty cool cover!

Chrys That cover is gorgeous 4y
sammisho Pretty! 4y
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BillBlume
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Picking a favorite local author for #AGameOfFavorites was really tough. I‘m gonna go with Sarah Glenn Marsh. My wife and I made a trip up to Arlington earlier this year‘s for the release of her latest novel Reign of the Fallen. So what is Sarah‘s favorite book? Well, I found this answer in one of her interviews.

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OddBookishBee
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@wanderinglynn it's here! Thank you for the adorable note and bookmarks!!

Also, @thebluestocking, I'm terrible and had life blow up in my face last week so I'm a little delayed in getting my book to. I'm so sorry but it will be in the mail by Friday. 1,000 apologies.

wanderinglynn Yay! Glad to know it arrived. 😀 4y
thebluestocking No worries! I know how life goes sometimes. ❤️ 4y
OddBookishBee @thebluestocking It should be there tomorrow! And I already started Reign so I'll get it to you on time this time!! 4y
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chlolovesbooks
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Some books I‘m excited for 👻

TheLibrarian Great stack! 5y
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HeathersReadingHideaway
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[#TopTenTuesday] Books & Memories! Sometimes when you think about a certain book a flood of memories of certain moments of your life can come rushing back, and that is what this post is all about. I talk about ten books that have specific memories or feelings associated with them. I‘d love to know some of yours! 📖💖

http://heathersreadinghideaway.blogspot.com/2018/07/top-ten-tuesday-memories-and...

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wanderinglynn
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@OddBookishBee I finally finished it & will be putting this in the mail tomorrow for you.

This is my first #lmpbc book. So not sure how I did. 🤔 I will say I didn‘t really like this book. Hopefully one of you might like it more.

thebluestocking Bummer. I didn‘t really love mine either. ☺️ 5y
wanderinglynn @thebluestocking well, maybe someone will like it. 🤞🏻 5y
thebluestocking Yep! And there is something to reading books you might not have picked up on your own. My book club has the best discussions when at least some of us did not like the book. 5y
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OddBookishBee I'm remaining hopeful for this one. It sounds so up my alley. 5y
wanderinglynn @OddBookishBee I‘ll be interested to know what you think. I didn‘t have time to get it in the mail this morning (had to leave on an overnight business trip), so I‘ll mail it Wednesday. ☺️ 5y
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BookishlyPleasant
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This book was so well written! The main character is a complex, bisexual (woohoo for representation!!) necromancer in a world that is breathtaking, interesting and unique. The plot is a rollercoaster of excitement and emotion, featuring many unique characters. This is a story of love, loss, adventure, betrayal and loyalty that is unpredictable and will leave you wanting more.

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InBooksILive
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This was a nice, easy, quick read. The characters were all extremely likeable and the world was very easy to fall into. Marsh is an excellent writer and made it so easy to enjoy this book. I think the ending was perfect and wrapped up nicely. This book was kind of predictable but it didn't bother me much. Easy 4 stars.

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wanderinglynn
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I wrote about my 2018 reading challenges on my blog: http://wanderinglynn.com/2018/06/18/summer-18-reading-challenges/

What summer reading challenge(s) are you doing?

MelissaSue81 Great blog post! 5y
MelissaSue81 I have my GoodReads Challenge (currently set at 50, but I‘m on pace to smash that, i might up it to 100!) then #GARBingo and #13books13weeks. I can‘t commit to any challenges that give me super specific things to read. (edited) 5y
wanderinglynn @MelissaSue81 Thanks! And way to go on the GR Challenge! 👏🏻🙌🏻 5y
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Weaponxgirl I joined the reading women challenge and read harder when I got the chance this year. I'm focused on just those two as otherwise I get overwhelmed 5y
wanderinglynn @Weaponxgirl Is the reading women challenge to read women authors? Sounds like a good challenge! 5y
Weaponxgirl @wanderinglynn yup it is. I always throw my reading challenges that way anyway but it's one I'm enjoying. 5y
Weaponxgirl https://www.readingwomenpodcast.com/reading-women-challenge-2018/ they also have a goodreads page and the group 500 great books by women on goodreads is promoting the challenge also. 5y
wanderinglynn @Weaponxgirl Thanks! I‘ll definitely check it out. 😀 5y
Weaponxgirl Your very welcome 😀 5y
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Johanna414
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Current status: Hiding in my office until I proctor the afternoon regents. I‘ve finished all of my end of the year library stuff, but I feel guilty just reading... hence the hiding!
I‘m enjoying this, but it hasn‘t completely grabbed me yet. Giving it another 50 or so pages

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BookishlyPleasant
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Living for this cover art!! I have been super excited for this since it came out. This is my pick for the #Popsugar2018 prompt "A book that's published in 2018". Looking forward to starting it!

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SassenachTheBookWizard
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Enjoyed it just as much as the first time I read it! Such a good book to start off Pride month with!

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SassenachTheBookWizard
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Time for a reread so I'm ready for the author's live stream in the TBR & Beyond Facebook group! 😁😁😁😁

InBooksILive I love the cover of that book! Such an eye grabber 😊 5y
Slajaunie Precious puppy! 5y
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faithlovebooks
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Was pleasantly impressed with this book... and that cover!!!!🖤🖤

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Ellechim
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Pickpick

This is a really good story! I was hesitant at the beginning because it was a little slow (at least for me) but as I kept reading it got more interesting. I liked Sparrow and Meredy‘s relationship. How they kinda hate each other at the start but found a mutual respect for one another. I won‘t say much more because you need to, at least, give this book a chance. 😉

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Ellechim
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“I wonder is anyone can truly know another person,” Meredy says softly, her eyes lingering on me as she trusts her horse to stick to the path. “Or if we all keep a few rooms‘ worth of secrets locked away in our minds.”

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Kaseybjohn
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Panpan

Again, unpopular opinion. Like...all she wants to do is make out with people. The love of her life dies and she jumps in bed with everyone? The magic is cool in this, but there isn‘t enough. It is a story of something bad happening to someone and then that person making bad choices... boo.

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Ellechim
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Next book on my TBR list. I hope to finish it by tomorrow. Fingers crossed. 🤞🏼🤓

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RainyDayReading
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So excited to get to this...eventually. With how big my TBR is who knows 🙈 but I‘m hoping sometime soon. Odessa is a necromancer, charged with bringing the spirits of the dead ruling family back. A delicate process, the bodies must be entirely shrouded, otherwise the deceased becomes a Shade- a zombie like creature. When one of her own dies, Odessa realizes that someone is intentionally creating Shades and she must act or lose everything.

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midnightbookblog
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I adored this book. Truly a work about grief and its consequences, but built effortlessly into a world that seemed so natural to me. The world building was clear, and much of the prose wasn‘t devoted to explaining every detail of the magic. A large chunk of the book is about loss, but it never felt oppressive, or took too much away. One of my favorite things is fantasy that incorporate LGBT characters, and it was done so smoothly in this novel.

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KimmyM
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I finally finished this! I wanted to love it but I didn't. It just didn't pull me in and the synopsis made me think the book would be more exciting than it was. I liked the premise and it had some good scenes but as a whole, this book didn't wow me.

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SincerelySelina
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I just LOVE this cover! 😍 I‘m just over half way through this book. I‘ve read some reviews, and there was definitely mixed feelings. So far I like it, slow in some parts but I think it‘s pretty imaginative. #ReignOfTheFallen #ThatCoverThough