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Crimson Bound
Crimson Bound | Rosamund Hodge
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An exhilarating tale of darkness, love, and redemption inspired by the classic fairy tale Little Red Riding Hood and the extravagant court of Versailles, from the author of Cruel Beauty. A doomed warrior and the king's most notorious bastard must join forces to defeat a dark evil in this gorgeously intricate fantasy—perfect for fans of An Ember in the Ashes and A Court of Thorns and Roses.When Rachelle was fifteen she was good—apprenticed to her aunt and in training to protect her village from dark magic. But she was also reckless—straying from the forest path in search of a way to free her world from the threat of eternal darkness. After an illicit meeting goes dreadfully wrong, Rachelle is forced to make a terrible choice that binds her to the very evil she had hoped to defeat.Three years later, Rachelle has given her life to serving the realm, fighting deadly creatures in a vain effort to atone. When the king orders her to guard his son Armand—the man she hates most—Rachelle forces Armand to help her hunt for the legendary sword that might save their world. Together, they navigate the opulent world of the courtly elite, where beauty and power reign and no one can be trusted. And as the two become unexpected allies, they discover far-reaching conspiracies, hidden magic . . . and a love that may be their undoing. Within a palace built on unbelievable wealth and dangerous secrets, can Rachelle discover the truth and stop the fall of endless night?
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Jeralyn
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This book was VERY different from the classic Little Red Riding Hood story, but that only added to the creativity of it. Cruel Beauty (the first book in the series) definitely took creative licence with Beauty and the Beast, and this book was no different. Crimson Bound took a classic fairy tale and instead of just running with it, she sprinted (not to be dramatic😂), and it really paid off in this incredibly unique 2nd installment to the series.

SamHeartCoffee Looks cool! 3w
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Day 3: Red Reads
#literarylove

Tamra Such pretty blooms! 5mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Beautiful!!! ❤️ 5mo
vkois88 I adore the cover for Cruel Beauty 5mo
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ulrichyumiodd
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Retelling of The Little Red Riding Hood. When Rachelle is marked by a forestborn, she has two choices: killing someone or dying herself. But she knows the real threat is the Devourer, who wants to swallow the moon and the sun to bring back the Endless Night.

More complex than Cruel Beauty, though still a relatively light read. I guessed some “twists”, but not all of them. Good writing style, characters, and humor. The end is satisfying.

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“Rachelle was starting to think that Endless Night might not be so bad. At least there would be no giggling. Screams and blood and dying, yes, but no polite little giggles.” 😂

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”Rachelle wanted to sew the world back to safety, if she must use her own bones for needles.”

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ulrichyumiodd
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Homemade pizza 🍕
Then some reading 📖

Kaye Tasty 5mo
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MirrorMask
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vkois88 Beautiful cover 😍 I need to look into this 13mo
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MirrorMask
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I love this book! I didn't think it was possible for this book to be better than Cruel Beauty, but it blew me away. I'm a big fan of fairy tale retellings, and Rosamond Hodge took the general idea of Red Riding Hood and completely transformed it. I'm a little disappointed that this book is a standalone, but that's only because I want more! I've been hesitant to start Bright Smoke, Cold Fire but I think it's time to start that series.

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Asthecroweflies
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I really liked this book. The flow stuttered a few times but it was still so good that I read it in the last 2 days.

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Mccartershanon
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My spoiler free review is up! Check it out here: https://youtu.be/tbf32nAr4_E 💕📚

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I‘m lost and bored. Might pick it up at a later time but had to move along for now. Im in a rut I think 😞

Rachbb3 No fun. 😕 2y
[DELETED] 206653737 @Rachbb3 it really isn‘t 😣 2y
blondie That's how I felt about the first book :/ 2y
[DELETED] 206653737 @blondie guess that should tipped me off, I wasn‘t a huge fan of the first either. 2y
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Got my next audio queued up for download. #socksunday #catsoflitsy

Tanzy13 🐱 2y
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Mccartershanon
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So much YES!!!!!!!! I‘m starting #cruelbeauty right now!!!

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mylifeas_marissa
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#HumpDayPost @MinDea

1. This picture I found on Pinterest.
2. Crimson Bound by Rosamund Hodge
3. Dark Chocolate
4. Benzoyl Peroxide
5. Yellow building block

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Mads.Bookcorner LOVED THIS BOOK 😍😍😍😍 2y
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robinb Beautiful cover! ❤️ 2y
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SheReads3
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Book swag. I love bookish goodies!
#24in48 #BookSwag

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CillainWonderland
Crimson Bound | Rosamund Hodge
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I was in tears by the end of this book. Rosamund Hodge does it again. All the stars. All the recommends.

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"And then she felt it again: the sudden, sharp awareness of wanting to touch him, of the space between them as an open wound..." (pg 231)

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Morning reading 🌹

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CillainWonderland
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Loving this so far 👑Also Hello after so long. I took a small break from Litsy, but I'm happy to be back and posting again.

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BookBits
Crimson Bound | Rosamund Hodge
Mehso-so

Didnt love it didn't hate it. It went very slow and I just couldn't connect to the characters. Once it started picking up the pace I just lost my interest.

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So, I've recently finished Crimson Bound by Rosamund Hodge. I haven't looked at other people's reviews of this book however, I really enjoyed it. Hodge took aspects from a popular children's story and turned it into something amazing. I really enjoyed the whole concept of the book, I do feel that there could have been a lot more character development though. Overall, 4.5/5⭐️

#bookworm #bookishgirl #booklover #books #bookaholic #bookaddict

MrBook Great review and pic! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👍🏻👍🏻 2y
blissfullifeproject Nice review 😊 2y
bookloverhighlady Thank you lovely 🙊💕👏🏻 @blissfullifeproject 2y
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Kristy_K
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CoverToCoverGirl Pretty, pretty books! 😍 2y
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Liz-Ember
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I read her first retelling and this one is just as great. An amazing new voice in a story told so many times.

398.2 I read Cruel Beauty. I need to check this one out. 2y
Liz-Ember It really is a very neat twist on the tale 2y
398.2 Cool! I felt Cruel Beauty was also a little bit different which I liked. 2y
Liz-Ember Very true. Rosamund Hodge is very good at writing charaters you hate then love. 2y
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SassenachTheBookWizard
Crimson Bound | Rosamund Hodge
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"In all your life, your only choice is the path of needles or the path of pins."

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SassenachTheBookWizard
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This book was cute and I love fairytale retellings! #24in48 @24in48

JohnsPrincess Which fairytale does it retell? 2y
SassenachTheBookWizard It's a loose mix up of Red Riding Hood 2y
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SassenachTheBookWizard
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1/3 of the way there! #24in48 @24in48

OceanCityMama Great job!! 2y
JohnsPrincess Is this...pages read?? 2y
SassenachTheBookWizard No no lol no, it's time spent. 8 hours and... 2y
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SassenachTheBookWizard
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Following along with the audiobook for #24in48 @24in48

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sparrowssavvy
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Finished this book and loved it just as much as the first one! Definitely would recommend to anyone who loves a good fairy tale reworking. I loved how the author worked in the story of red riding hood combined with the influences of the French court and the various royals in 17th to 18th century France. As a history and fantasy buff, I loved it. Definitely hoping she will do more of these books!

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sparrowssavvy
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So much to do today, but figured I would start the day with a bit of reading beside my lovely birthday bouquet

TrishB Happy birthday 🎂🎁 3y
Books_Wine_Repeat Beautiful! 💐 Happy birthday! 🎉 3y
Emory Happy birthday! 🎉😄 3y
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cathysaid Self-care to celebrate! Yay you👏 3y
TheLibrarian Happy Birthday! 🎂🎉 3y
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LateNightReads
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"She had won them the sun and the moon, but she had become a monster." #fairytales

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brilliantglow
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#booktober #greatfirstlines #day16

I love this retelling/blending of fairytales.

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PrythianBookDragon
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in no particular order, these are my current library books.

Librarygirl88 Heir to the sky 😍 Shadow and bone 😍 love those two!! Hope you enjoy 3y
Librarygirl88 Crimson bound and six of crows are amazing as well 3y
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QueenVan
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This is the human way, she thought. On the edge of destruction, at the end of all things, we still dance. And hope.

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Fullmetalmarshmallow
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This audio book was...frustrating. I feel like if the characters only communicated, things would have been different. Instead, there was a lot of "I can't tell x this because of y." The definitely story threw in a few surprises that I didn't see coming though! All in all, a good read/listen.

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books_and_bobs
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A tale of good, evil, and the often blurred line that lies between the two. Romance, and war. Destruction, and reprieve from it. This book weaves an interesting and intricate culture with characterisation to match. A great read.

jessicarenee This is very different from my usual reads--but it sounds so good! I just might have to get my hands on a copy 📖💜 3y
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Guiltyascyn
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While there were a few hiccups in the last third of the book, this was still a beautifully written story. Rachelle and Armand's love was compelling and believable and I loved how fiercely Rachelle wanted to live and protect those she loved. Fantastic setting and mythology. Would def recommend.

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Guiltyascyn
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I am all about this book.

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Guiltyascyn
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Finally! I've been wanting to read this forever and I have an hour to kill before work.

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Guiltyascyn
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When your library game has no chill.

DoubleBananas Front Lines was excellent. Such an interesting perspective. 3y
Guiltyascyn @DoubleBananas I heard such good things about it, I'm excited to start! 3y
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