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Waking Gods: Book 2 of the Themis Files
Waking Gods: Book 2 of the Themis Files | Sylvain Neuvel
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BMWtheAuthor
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Mehso-so

A significant downgrade from its predecessor. For the full review, please visit http://benjamin-m-weilert.com/index.php/2022/05/18/book-waking-gods-2017/

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AUDIOBOOKINGWITHLEAH
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𝟓⭐

Ɱ◎◎ĐႽ…
✶Science Fiction
✶Apocalyptic
✶Giant alien robots
✶Full-cast narration that is more like a dramatization

I've read this once and listened to it twice, and I have to say it's two thumbs up👍👍 for me...every time! This series is flipping insane and I'm really enjoying relistening to it…even though he killed off one of my fav characters in this particular book.

JamieArc This series is my most recommended audiobook! It‘s stellar listening! 5mo
allureofbeauty Such a good series 5mo
julesG The audiobooks are "chef's kiss". 5mo
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Dragon
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I prefer Book 1 but still enjoying re-listening to the audiobook on the Libby app

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SassenachTheBookWizard
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Sleeping Giants was insanely good so picking up the sequel now!

JamieArc These audiobooks are excellently done - full cast audio. 14mo
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Bwig7
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Solid Sy Fy, good second book.

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Mrs_B
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I am loving this sci-fi series. I now need to finish it off by getting the third one very soon! I love how the author isn‘t afraid to really reinvent the world as we know it. And I love the writing style - using reports and transcripts but it still really flows.

Jari-chan Great review about a great series! 2y
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Leelee08
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I can‘t believe it‘s been so long since I‘ve been on Litsy! So happy to be back. Here‘s to 2021 and may you all have wonderful book hauls!❤️📚❤️

Simona Same to you! 2y
marleed Welcome back! 2y
CoffeeK8 Welcome back! 2y
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UwannaPublishme Great to have you back! You were one of my first bookish friends when I first discovered Litsy. How are you? 🤗 2y
Leelee08 @UwannaPublishme I‘m pretty good, all things considered. Covid has made it a rough year. Teaching has been interesting, to say the least. The university I work at had hybrid classes now, so it‘s making it more difficult for us instructors. Lol. How are things with you? 2y
UwannaPublishme It‘s crazy here too, but we‘re all doing well. Been taking care of my Mom and just staying home. Reading more and snacking more too.🤪 Will be very happy for this year to end. Hope things get easier at your university. At least we can escape every once in a while in our books. 2y
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allureofbeauty
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Dollar Tree finds recently. Had anyone read any of these? The only one I‘ve read previously is Waking Gods, which I did and loved on audio. But the hardback has a secret cover lol

#dollartree #dollarstore #dollartreefinds #dvd #bluray #fiction #mystery #memoir #nonfiction #books #newbooks #movie

kyraleseberg I loved Paper Ghosts but Read Me was almost a bail for me. 2y
allureofbeauty @kyraleseberg thank you. Lol I actually got read me as a buddy read for me and a friend but we haven‘t attempted it yet lol 2y
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Jari-chan
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Book Number 14 off my #BookSpinBingo board

Not quite as good as the first book, but a lot is happening here. While in the first part the characters were central, here it's defenitely the story part. There really is a lot going on here and it makes me looking forward to reading volume three.

@TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 2y
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Cathy_J
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Book 2 of the Themis Files trilogy. This is fantastic science fiction! Highly recommend it in audio book format. I am enjoying this series so much! Wow. ⭐⭐⭐⭐.5

allureofbeauty That one upset me. And I haven‘t read the third cause of how that one ended. 2y
Cathy_J @allureofbeauty I know what you mean. It must be a good series for us to be having such strong reactions! x 2y
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Nich
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Nothing like crawling into bed with a good book and some chocolate after a stressful day in work

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BreakingRad1977
Mehso-so

I enjoyed the second book, but not as much of the first. Looking forward to the concluding third book in the series.

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CaitlinSiem
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I. Loved. This. Book. So. Much. But. Holy. Sh*t.

This trilogy may be one of my favorite audiobook sets of all time. It‘s incredibly done. And the story itself is HIGHKEY INSANE AND LITERALLY JUST WHAT

That‘s about as kosher as I can get.

I was a little unsure how book two was going to go since I loved book one, but not to worry. It was absolutely insane and interesting and fun. Loved it.

DakotaWilde This quote is so accurate 3y
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BethM
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So. Freaking. Good. I wish I wasn‘t so tired so I could start the third. Did not see the consultant‘s death coming or the whole alien vs human DNA coming loved it!

Megabooks I was so sad when he died! 3y
Megabooks I loved that character. 3y
BethM @Megabooks me too! 3y
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Kristy_K
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I don‘t know why I waited so long to read the second book in this series. There was none of that second book lull or filler here. I think the format works amazing for this story and it was hard to put down. Most of it I didn‘t see coming. An amazing science fiction book that reminds me why I love this genre (when I‘ve been struggling with it lately).

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

#sciencefiction

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Schnoebs
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4⭐️

Definitely enjoyed this a lot more than the first one. Several years since the initial introduction of Themis to the world, our team faces a new challenge when the creatures of these robots come to earth with their own robot.

Check out my full Goodreads review: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/3027738702

#audiobook #scribd #scifi #firstcontact #library #mpls #twincities

candority I liked this one, but didn‘t like the third one... I‘m interested to see what you think of it! 3y
Schnoebs @candority with how the second book ended with them getting teleported to space, I‘m definitely hoping to get to it soon but I might have to wait till after the holidays sadly 😔 3y
Schnoebs @Birdsong28 meant to let you know that I‘m using this for the prompt of military related fiction for #52booksin52weeks 3y
Birdsong28 @Schnoebs 👍😘📚📖 3y
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CyaneFillion
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I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It was very sad to see what happened to some of the character, but overall I'm impressed by the different narratives the author is pulling together. Again, the novel is mostly interview style, but I did not think that took much away from the suspense. In fact, I think a more distant pov gives an interesting take to what's happening, and makes you look for details and information that is often found in climaxes.

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candority
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It‘s reading week for my program, but unfortunately, I have so many assignments due next week that I can‘t spend much time reading the books I WANT to read 😭 I‘ve been sneaking chapters in between work though!

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BethM
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My Barnes and noble haul with my birthday gift card.

Bklover Good day to go! Great haul! 3y
DrexEdit Nice haul! Happy Birthday!🥳 3y
BethM @Bklover @DrexEdit thanks! My bday was at the end of July, but the nearest B&N which is also now our nearest bookstore is 45 mins away so it takes some planning. 3y
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DrexEdit @BethM so a trip to the bookstore is like second birthday.😊 A very Merry Unbirthday to you! 3y
BethM @DrexEdit I love that! Thanks!! 3y
Avanders Oooooh and happy birthday!! ♥️🥳♥️ (hopefully a repeat wish, but possibly a very belated one) (edited) 3y
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Slajaunie
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I really enjoyed this one.

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FairyHighRoad
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I forgot how much I loved the first book in this series. This book devastated me and I can‘t wait to continue the story.

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LiteraryLona
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Fantastic! This series is a must for any sci-fi fan!

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BibliOphelia
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Audiopuzzling in between meeting the needs of my needy, er...darling, child.

catiewithac Very pretty 🧩 3y
CouronneDhiver Nice 👌🏽 3y
kspenmoll Gorgeous colors! 3y
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BibliOphelia @catiewithac @CouronneDhiver @kspenmoll Thanks! I‘ve followed the artist for a while and was thrilled to see that she‘s licensed puzzles! Her Instagram is gorgeous: @geninne 3y
catiewithac @BibliOphelia I did her avian friends puzzle when I was in nursing school. It was so pretty and happy! 🐦 3y
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BibliOphelia
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Still working on this one on audio. I‘d switch to print if I weren‘t trying to finish three other print books. The readers for Eva and the Russian agent are bogging me down a bit, especially Eva. Her accent just does not fit. And is horribly distracting. And grating. But, I‘ve got to see how this one ends!

cariashley Eva‘s accent was ATROCIOUS. 😤 3y
BibliOphelia @cariashley Holy cow, it sure is! Bad enough that it's hard to get past! 😂😭 3y
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BibliOphelia
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Continuing this series on audio. This started out as a so-so for me, in particular due to one cast change and just some overall cheesiness, but the narrative turned strong in the second half and carried it into a pick. Not going to change the world, but good fun, especially when I‘m stuck in the car. On to Part 3!

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BiblioNyan
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🦠Takes place approx 8 yrs after book 1.
🦠Follows same format & structure.
🦠Slowly amps up tension at 1st, but then one event kicks everything else into suspenseful gear.
🦠Genuine reactions & consequences to events make everything feel very real.
🦠Just when I thought plot twists couldn‘t surprise me, I was knocked onto my arse; it‘s glorious.
🦠Emotionally evocative at times.
🦠Superb development of cast.
🦠Surprise finale.
🦠Highly Rec‘d.

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BiblioNyan
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It‘s time to continue with this series!! Book one blew my fucking mind with how good it was. I‘ve heard book two is even more astonishing. My body is ready! ✊🏽✊🏽

#scifi #themisfiles #wakinggods

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TorieStorieS
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I thoroughly enjoyed this sequel to Sleeping Giants!! It opens up nine years later and immediately dives into plenty of excitement!! The body count was higher than I expected here and another #cliffhanger ending has me thankful that there‘s no waiting involved for me to dive into the conclusion!!

BookaholicNatty I loved it too! I need to read the last one but I have been putting it off because I don‘t want the series to end! The audiobooks of these are phenomenal! It‘s actually what got me back into audiobooks! 4y
TorieStorieS @BookaholicNatty I heard great things about the audio! I started reading the last one immediately after! 😁 4y
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Eggbeater
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1. Waking Gods by Sylvain Neuvel
2. Sarah Waters
3. Wallace & Gromit
4. Watermelon

Btw, can we just skip the letter X? 😜

#ManicMonday #letterW @JoScho

JoScho Yes i am thinking X is going to be a doozy! 4y
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Bookartbookmarks
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*Last day to order to be sure orders will arrive before Christmas!*
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Calling all Illuminae fans!
Have you read the Sleeping Giants series? I‘m missing one of the books in this series, but the inside book cover is spectacular. I loved these books. So unique in the writing along with the story line. Recommended!

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Victoriahoperose
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I wasn‘t a fan of the second book. I loved the first one and this one was super disappointing. I didn‘t love this because I it lacked the personal feeling of the first one and the mystery. I just didn‘t like the way this one was put together.

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TheBookAddict
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What?!? Smh, I just finished this and now I have to wait for the next book until I get my monthly #audible credit. Such a great story. I‘m a bit sad that I don‘t get to know what happens next.

TheBookAddict @KennethTolesJr you need to listen to this series after you‘re done with NOS4A2! 4y
KennethTolesJr @TheBookAddict I saw it the other day in the library, and I was thinking I was going to listen to it eventually. 4y
Scott_BookInvasion Yes! The audio is fantastic! Though I really didn‘t like the brooklyn-esque voice of Eva. (Maybe that was in the third book?) The third book gets a little weird at times but still a good conclusion 4y
TheBookAddict @Scott_from_BookInvasion Hmm, maybe it is on the 3rd book or maybe I didn‘t catch it. To me her voice on this book was of someone whose first language is Spanish. I am looking forward to the 3rd book. (edited) 4y
VinceReads Absolutely loved this series. I listened to it on audio as well. Might want to check Libby if you use that, I listened to all 3 from there. 4y
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TheBookAddict
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#13in3 @Samplergal
Didn‘t quite make it, but I got quite a bit of reading done.

Samplergal That‘s still great! Hoped you enjoyed your reading! 4y
TheBookAddict @Samplergal I sure did! 4y
JennyM Great work 4y
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TheBookAddict
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We went and voted today and yes, I did wear my shirt when I went. Now to listen to this book while I sew some curtains for our classroom shelves. 🙂

#vote #audiosewing

BookishMarginalia I voted too. 🗽 4y
TheBookAddict @BookishMarginalia 🙌🏽🙌🏽🙌🏽 4y
Christine ❤️ 4y
LiteraryinLawrence I have to wait til Tuesday here! 4y
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TheBookAddict
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🙋🏽‍♀️I‘m in and starting off by listening to the tagged book as I get ready for work! #13in3 @Samplergal

Samplergal Welcome! You‘ve got this! 4y
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SandyW
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I'm not sure l which book I enjoyed more, this one or Sleeping Giants. While I had a difficult time getting into book one (interview format), I really wound up liking the story. This one was even more engrossing as I'd developed affection for some of the characters and grew to dislike others.

The story went off in a different direction than I was anticipating and made me think about things I'd not previously considered. On to Only Human.

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xicanti
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I'm so, so glad my library finally licensed the last two Themis Files novels on audio! These full cast productions come across like radio plays, and the actors transform the material into something truly special. I think if I read the books in print, I'd find them cool but emotionally flat, while on audio I'm all in.

This one does have volume problems with both Vincent and Rose near the end, though. They're SO QUIET compared to everyone else.

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xicanti
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You guys, I made an ENTIRE SOCK! It was supposed to be for my mum, but since it fits me I know it'll be too small for her. Guess I'm keeping it.

Now I've gotta make another. This one took me maybe half of TWO DARK REIGNS, a small chunk of WAKING GODS, three eps of THIS IS US, and an entire season of THE MAGICIANS, but I did have to unravel and rework a few bits so I hope the next is faster. #audioknitting

Texreader Amazing!!! Love it!!! 4y
Lindy Yay! Looks great! 4y
Linsy That‘s amazing!!! Dobby would be proud! 4y
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readordierachel Nice job! 4y
kgriffith Love it! 4y
Ingerella Lovely sock! 4y
BethM Awesome! 4y
rather_be_reading 😍😍 4y
QuietlyLaura Good job! I love the colors. 👏 4y
ju.ca.no Well done😍 4y
JillR I love that you measured your sock knitting time in books! 😊 4y
queerbookreader IT'S BEAUTIFUL BRAVO 4y
xicanti @JillR I used to do the same with cross stitch projects. The final total was always alarming. 4y
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Lizpixie
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#XmasInJuly Bk1 This is the 2nd book in The Themis Files series, the first book, Sleeping Giants, I actually received in another swap from @Robothugs mother @sunflowers This is the gorgeous hardcover edition that has a decorated casebound cover under the jacket.

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shanaqui

https://twitter.com/shanaqui/status/1017080897781358595?s=19

A new #MakeMeReadIt pile for after Children of Time. This set is series I'm partway through:

- Mira Grant's Newsflesh (Blackout)
- Sylvain Neuvel's Themis Files (half of Waking Gods, then Only Human)
- Leigh Bardugo's Six of Crows (Crooked Kingdom)
- Foz Meadows' Manifold Worlds (A Tyranny of Queens)

Let me know if you vote both here and on Twitter so you aren't counted twice!

Karkar I am not on Twitter but I vote Themis Files. 4y
Andrew65 I am not on Twitter either so I vote 4y
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VinceReads
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Been really bad at posting lately. I have way too much going on but I am loving this series. I‘ve been listening to the audiobooks and the narration is amazing. The writing is spectacular and I‘ve found myself laughing at several points throughout, though this certainly isn‘t a comedy, ok maybe my humor may be a bit dark as well, but nevertheless, loving this series!

callielafleur This series is fantastic. I've been waiting to read the third one, so I can savor it, but it might have to happen soon. 😁 4y
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Redjewel_7734
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I‘ve got to tell you, audio really is the best way to experience these books. The format of the books & the full cast narration just really makes the story come alive. In this installment, we see that while a giant alien robot may be cool, it‘s not so cool when those aliens aren‘t so happy with what our ability to utilize that robot means. Now the question is do I read my hard copy of Only Human or wait for the hold on the audio to come thru 1st?

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Caterina
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I bought myself some fancy tea for the equivalent of $7, I‘m halfway through a trilogy and have the entire trilogy on my Kindle courtesy of my library, I‘m loving this Camomile and Lemongrass tea, and I‘m sitting in a comfy armchair in a dimly lit room. This is my happy place. Perfect way to wind down before bed. 😊 #bookandtea #tea

MrBook Ohhh, something else for @BookBabe to try! 😆😁👏🏻 4y
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jouleian
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🌟🌟🌟🌟 While I loved this book the plot didn't strike me as well as the first one did, this one seemed more about plot explanation more than anything. I am going to miss Anonymous though...I did like it and I look forward to how things unfold 🤩🤩🤩

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Kristelh
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My #TBR for #June

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jouleian

So I dove right into this one (another audio book) and I am NOT disappointed thus far and I'm a pretty go ways in. 🤩🤩🤩

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Chellebearss
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I think I liked this more than the first in the series! This one made me scared, worried, sad and pretty much all the feels. I‘m going to start the next one right away! #59of2018 #audio

jouleian I'm reading the first one and I'm SO thrilled that this is a series 🤩🤩🤩 4y
Chellebearss @jouleian enjoy! I liked the second one even better! 😃😃 4y
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Chellebearss
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Audio baking tonight for my daughter‘s fourth birthday tomorrow. I am LOVING the Themis Files novels!

GloVerdino I'm loving that cake! 4y
Alfoster Wow! That cake!😍😍👏 4y
Pamwurtzler That cake looks amazing! 4y
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LazyDays Aww Happy 4th Birthday!💖💖 4y
Chellebearss Thanks!! I covered the top with sprinkles too and now I have sprinkles everywhere lol. @GloVerdino @Alfoster @Pamwurtzler 4y
Chellebearss @LazyDays Thanks! She is super excited 4y
Reviewsbylola Awww love the sprinkles! My daughter just turned four this past Sunday. Such a fun age! 4y
Chellebearss @Reviewsbylola happy belated to your little 😃 it‘s a super fun age and so busy! 4y
ErikasMindfulShelf They are great on audio!! 4y
laurieluna Happy 4th birthday to your little one! 🎉🎁🎂 It's my sons 3rd birthday on Sunday and I've promised him a mickey mouse cake for the party on Saturday so that will take all my Friday. The things we do for our kids! 😥 4y
laurenlovesliterature How pretty! 4y
CouronneDhiver That looks great - nice work! 4y
Chellebearss @irre yes! I love the full cast 4y
Chellebearss @miralunasbooknook good luck! I have to make a Moana cake for her and her sister‘s big shared party in two weeks. Cakes have gotten ridiculous since I was little lol Happy birthday to your little! 4y
Chellebearss @laurenlovesliterature @CouronneDhiver Thanks!! It was easy once I figured out how to roll it but holy sprinkles everywhere lol 4y
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Amanda23
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Wow! This book was even better then the first. More action, more robots, just more everything. Need book 3 asap after the major cliffhanger.

TK421 You had me at more robots. 4y
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