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Wintersong
Wintersong | S Jae-Jones
Dark, romantic and unforgettable, a fantastical coming-of-age story for fans of "Labyrinth" and "The Darkest Part of the Forest."Deep in his terrifying realm underground, the cold and forbidding Goblin King casts a dark shadow over nineteen-year-old Liesl. Her grandmother has always warned her to follow the old laws, for every year on the longest night of winter, she claims, the Goblin King will emerge into the waking world in search of his eternal bride. Sensible and plain, Liesl knows it s her duty to keep her beautiful sister Kathe safe from harm. But Liesl finds refuge only in her wild, captivating music, composed in secret in honor of the mysterious Goblin King.When Kathe is stolen by the Goblin King, Liesl knows she must set aside her childish fantasies to journey to the Underground and save her. Drawn despite herself to the strange, beautiful world she finds and the mysterious man who rules it she finds herself facing an impossible choice. With time and the old laws working against her, Liesl must discover who she truly is before her fate is sealed.Set at the turn of the 19th century, when young upstart composers like Beethoven were forever altering the sound of music, S. Jae-Jones richly imagined debut spins a spellbinding tale of music, love, sisterhood, and a young woman s search for self-actualization."
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KristiAhlers
Wintersong | S Jae-Jones
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I LOVED this book. Totally different take on the Goblin King and I was there for every min. Be warned it starts off a little slow but y‘all, stick with it. It‘s a beautifully written story. This is book 1. #LittensLoveRomance #bookspin @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 3h
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Catsandbooks
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#thisorthatchristmasedition

I'm pretty much allergic to everything that grows outside so no real tree inside for me. One day I'd like to have a nice tree outside that I decorate for the birds and other critters.

Wanna play? @CurvyCrochetGirl

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RainyDayReading
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Here‘s what I‘ve got for the #WinterReadathon this time around! I‘m trying to wean myself off of books from the library in order to get through books I actually own. These have been languishing on my shelves for a while now waiting for the winter season and now their time has come! Some are Christmas themed, most are just set during Winter/in snowy places. We‘ll see how many I get through!

Andrew65 Best of luck 🎄🎅🎄🎅🎄 6d
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TLuvs
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About 80 pages in and I really like how this is going.

TLuvs Do not go into this book thinking it is a retelling of Labrynth! Yes, it is about a Goblin King, yes, it has trickery and death, but it has so much more! There is emotion and depth, true life lessons of self, selfishness, and love. I absolutely LOVED this book from its highs to its depths. But the end (chef's kiss) got me! This will be a reread for me and a book that will always be on my shelf.
For fans of Fortuna Sworn and Cruel Prince
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kezzlou85
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So week 4 was better than week 3. Total was 6245. Hoping for another good one for the last week. #MistletoeManiacs #WinterGames2021
@Clwojick

Clwojick Amazing job! 😍 11mo
kezzlou85 @Clwojick aww thank you. 11mo
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Sresendez12
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Well this was a surprise! I picked it on a whim for the fairytale readathon. I absolutely loved it and can‘t wait to read the sequel. With 15 readathons, total points for #wintergames2021 and #mistletoemaniacs is 1375! #averymerrybingo #bookspinbingo #seriesread #littenlistenaudioathon #wintercosy #averymerryreadathon

TheSpineView Great job! 12mo
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StaceGhost
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#jolabokaflod finally getting sent out tomorrow & I even remembered to mark it & snap a picture before it went! Yuletide miracles really DO happen 😂 @MaleficentBookDragon

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StayCurious
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Hey Littens! we couldn‘t wait any longer, so the #WinterGames2021 sign ups are now open! There‘s going to be books, movies, photo challenges and games! We‘d be thrilled if you joined us so check out the link below, and please repost to spread the word🎄❤️ @Clwojick https://forms.gle/8Hf4fXhENN3EExHF6

Kimberlone Just signed up! 13mo
Laughterhp I‘ve already been stacking up my holiday reads! 13mo
Crazeedi Just signed up! 13mo
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KristiAhlers Just signed up! Finally getting a chance to have some fun! 13mo
Pigpen_Reads Just signed up! 13mo
BeckyWithTheGoodBooks Whoohoo! Just signed up!!!!! 13mo
Littlewolf1 Yay… Just signed up! @Roary47 13mo
katiekat311 I‘ve been following scarathon and was sad I didn‘t do it, here‘s to my first! Can‘t wait for #wintergames2021! 13mo
SeaToSkyes Yay can't wait!!! 13mo
Airykah13 Yay! I can finally participate! I always miss sign ups 😂 13mo
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MrsBibliophile
Wintersong | S Jae-Jones
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What an odd love story... It was dark, and morbid. Hinting at questions from my childhood when I watched a different kind of Goblin King, played by David Bowie. Much the same story, stealing young girls, the King of Mischief tricks them. This tale however, is very much the adult version. It was whimsical, sprinkled with magic and heartbreak. I loved it! The ending wasn't what I had expected or hoped for but it did set it up perfectly for a sequal!

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Skygoddess1
Wintersong | S Jae-Jones
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I just signed up for the 2nd annual #WinterGames2020. I can‘t wait to find out what team I‘m on and to start racking up some points and checking books off my tbr.

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BeansPage
Wintersong | S Jae-Jones
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Mehso-so

This book was okay. It was very intriguing in the beginning and the prospect of having it be a Labyrinth retelling really got me excited. But towards the end of the book it ended up being a chore to read as things slowed down exponentially. It's sad because I really wanted to like this one all the way through.

EKonrad Agreed! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 3y
vlwelser Same 😃 3y
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imyril
Wintersong | S Jae-Jones
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#WyrdAndWonder day 6: goblins!

There are so many different goblins across the worlds of fantasy - I pick the Fae-like goblins of S Jae-Jones. Wintersong is a sometimes steamy always atmospheric tribute to Labyrinth and Rosetti, music and family, love and sacrifice 💖

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vlwelser
Wintersong | S Jae-Jones
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Mehso-so

I'm not sure about this one. I may be in a mood. The cover is gorgeous, however.

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BeansPage
Wintersong | S Jae-Jones
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blank I vote Where the Crawdads sing bc its been on my TBR forever 3y
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jessinikkip Ive read crawdads before but I would be down for a reread if its chosen. The other two both sound good 3y
bibliobard Crawdads was good but I have read it before! Dominion sounds cool 3y
ameliashley I need to read Crawdads! 3y
Julie548 I need to read Crawdads too - I just bought it but haven‘t started it yet. 3y
Melismatic Ooh! I‘m Team Crawdads too! It‘s on my Library Hold list 😂 3y
WriterAtHeart I've read Crawdads, but could read it again. Wintwrsong is the one that catches my interwst 3y
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GondorGirl
Wintersong | S Jae-Jones
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Why did I take so long to start this book?! I'm absolutely adoring it! 😍

Also, it's the first truly nice day we've had here in northern Ohio, and the cats and I are bundled up in the porch, enjoying the sunshine. ☀️

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Readinginfairyland
Wintersong | S Jae-Jones
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Mehso-so

Mediocre fantasy about music and the goblin king. Lots of focus on the physical relationship for a YA.

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sherryvdh
Wintersong | S Jae-Jones
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Finally starting my first print #booked2020 pick! This is my #covercrush choice. I've been wanting to read this book for so long, I'm hoping it's been worth the wait. Meanwhile, River is watching my husband's snack very closely, just in case.
@Cinfhen @BarbaraTheBibliophage @4thhouseontheleft

jpmcwisemorgan I really liked this book! 3y
Crazeedi Awww! We always say "last bite!" to our fur friend!!?❤ 3y
alisiakae Cute puppy! And a lovely cover! 3y
BarbaraTheBibliophage Very crush-worthy! 3y
Cinfhen Yes to all the things the others have written 🐶🐾♥️😍 3y
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Slajaunie
Wintersong | S Jae-Jones
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This is what my day looks like. It‘s hot out here. Where is my cool weather? At least all the animals get to play while I read. Baby Tiger spilled my coffee.

Mimi28 😻😻😻😻😻 3y
brit91 Awwww 3y
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katlyn447
Wintersong | S Jae-Jones
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Not feeling this one at the moment. It has everything I love, lyrical writing, fairy-folk, adventure... it's just not grabbing me. I've heard the romance is a stretch too. Thoughts? Worth pushing on?
🤴🧚‍♀️

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TheDaysGoBy
Wintersong | S Jae-Jones
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So I‘m a day late on my #day7 since yesterday was pretty crazy. But here it is #7days7covers #covercrush

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IheartYA
Wintersong | S Jae-Jones
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I'm not one to enjoy goblins, fairies or the like, but Wintersong kept me engaged. I particularly liked the writing style. The descriptions were beautiful and enchanting but occasionally overdone. The story started out very strong but puttered with lulls in the pacing. I may read the second book, I may not but whatever it will be, it will be as I wish.
3 out of 5 stars.

TheDaysGoBy I kind of feel like I have to read the sequel to see if I would‘ve gotten the ending I‘d been expecting. Glad you enjoyed! 3y
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Siosue
Wintersong | S Jae-Jones
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Mehso-so

I wanted to like this book so badly! The plot seemed incredibly interesting at first, but at times I found myself rolling my eyes at things taken almost verbatim from the movie Labyrinth. I felt like the first half of the book was disjointed from the second half. At times it was too verbose. I thought the ending was going to make up for everything, but then I just found myself disappointed. Overall an ok read, just left me wanting a bit more.

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Basement_Bookcase
Wintersong | S Jae-Jones
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Loved this telling of The Goblin King! I writing is gorgeous and the plot is perfectly paced. Looking forward to reading Shadowsong soon! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Jerlynn One of my all time favorites!! 3y
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Soubhiville
Wintersong | S Jae-Jones
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Thank you for the birthday books @Jas16 ! You‘re so thoughtful! 💜💜💜📚. I‘m excited for both of these titles.

Jas16 Hope you have an amazing birthday 💜 4y
Soubhiville @jas16 thank you! 4y
Trashcanman Happy birthday Soubhi. Hope it kicks ass 4y
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JacqMac Happy Birthday! 🎉🌸🎉 I hope you have a wonderful day! 4y
LauraJ Happy Birthday!🎈🎂🎁 4y
LeahBergen Happy Birthday! 📚📚📚 4y
sudi Happy Birthday 🎁🎂🎈🎁🎂🎈 4y
GatheringBooks i‘ve had my eye on a woman is no man for a looong time. happy birthday! book gifts are the best! 4y
Erofan Happy birthday 🎉🎂🎈💕 4y
Jee_HookedOnBookz HAAAAAAPPPPPY BIRTHDAY SOUBHI! May all your dreams and wishes come true! 🎉📚💕💃🏽📖 4y
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rory.co
Wintersong | S Jae-Jones
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Hello everyone! My name is Aurora and I'm Italian.This is my first post here. I have an Instagram account where I share pictures of the books I'm reading (@travelslibrary), but recently I discovered Litsy and I wanted to give it a try. So here I am. I hope you enjoy this picture! ❤

rather_be_reading welcome to litsy 📚☕📚 @LitsyWelcomeWagon 4y
LitsyWelcomeWagon Welcome to Litsy! Hope these #Litsytips by @RaimeyGallant http://bit.ly/litsytips and #LitsyHowTo videos: goo.gl/UrCpoU are helpful. #LitsyWelcomeWagon
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RaimeyGallant Welcome! 4y
rory.co @RaimeyGallant Thank you! 4y
Eggs Welcome to Litsy 🤗😊 4y
rory.co @Eggs Thank you! 4y
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Welcome to Litsy 💖📖💖 4y
CoffeeNBooks Welcome to Litsy! 📚 4y
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xxjenadanxx
Wintersong | S Jae-Jones
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A beautifully melodic tale of love, sacrifice and magic.

Oh, and Goblins.

AutumnRLS Just got this one in the mail! Very excited. 4y
xxjenadanxx I really enjoyed it! I had it on my kindle for ages before picking it up the other day. 4y
Jerlynn One of my all time favorites by far 4y
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TheDaysGoBy
Wintersong | S Jae-Jones
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Pickpick

This was my pick for #fairytaleretelling for #booked2019 and it was very good! Most of the book I wasn‘t entirely decided how I felt about it, but the world the author created was imaginative. And I did like the characters. I‘d expected a bit of a different ending, but the way it did probably lent itself more to the romance.

Loving time off from work to read while enjoying the NCAA tourney

TheDaysGoBy And I‘m terrible at remembering to tag the organizers @Cinfhen @4thhouseontheleft @BarbaraTheBibliophage 4y
Cinfhen Thanks for the tag 😍 glad u enjoyed your pick 4y
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sherryvdh
Wintersong | S Jae-Jones
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The delightful @GypsyKat is having a giveaway over on her page. Times running out, so go check it out!
If I won, I'd choose Wintersong, The Night Circus, and The Book Jumper.
#3for3kGiveaway

GypsyKat ❤️❤️❤️ 4y
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Milknstrawbs
Wintersong | S Jae-Jones
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Panpan

I feel like most people either loved this book or hated it.. and sadly I‘m on the “hated it” side.. I just couldn‘t stand the book and I hated the characters.. I just did not enjoy it..

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Marilyncjackson
Wintersong | S Jae-Jones
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Mehso-so

This book started off strong, but around the 45-50% mark it slowed to a crawl. The scenes started to repeat over and over again. At first they would seem like different scenes but in the end they were the same. Unfortunately, this made me skim the last 50 pages. I think the end would have been really good if it hadn‘t taken so long to get there. I have little intreat in reading the second book.

Marilyncjackson Oh yeah there were some really interesting story threads left unwound but not going anywhere. This was a shame because some of the repetitive scenes could have been left out in favor of the interesting threads 4y
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Marilyncjackson
Wintersong | S Jae-Jones
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This book is never going to end. I am not saying this because it has a lot of pages I am saying this because omg the story just won‘t end! There have been several places to end it but it just keeps going, and going, and going. This is not a good thing as it is now dragging so badly I have to force myself to keep reading. It‘s sad because the book started out strong but the repetition is starting to get to me.

wordzie 😁 4y
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Marilyncjackson
Wintersong | S Jae-Jones
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I am like the hyenas in the Lion King getting all shivery and giggly as I read this book. Oooohhh 🥰

I know I am ridiculous, but I don‘t care 🤗.

Jerlynn I loved that book soooo much, Wintersong is definitely one of my favorites❄️❄️😊 4y
Marilyncjackson @Jeralyn so far I am liking it and the beautiful writing. 4y
Jerlynn Yes! The writing left me in a dream-like state throughout the entire book and the second one😂 4y
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heikemarie
Wintersong | S Jae-Jones
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My #happilyeverafterswap partner really came through for me! Thank you @Wonderwoman89 for the books and tote - which, no joke, I agonized over buying for myself when I was shopping for my swap! (#greatminds). The books look soooooo great, I have been wanting to read them for The LONGEST! You are very thoughtful and I appreciate the gift so very much!
(Excuse the mess it was a poor attempt to convince Gandalf he wasn‘t allowed on the table)

Chrissyreadit ❤️❤️❤️❤️ 4y
Wonderwoman89 Your books came in so I am mailing the original box as well. 4y
Chrissyreadit Ha! My cats have won the table battle- now I just try to pose things in the path of least destruction. 4y
heikemarie @Wonderwoman89 you are very kind! Also your kiddo is adorable :) 4y
Wonderwoman89 @heikemarie I sent you another box through amazon. I wasn‘t happy with the book quality through ThriftBooks 4y
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Bookgoil
Wintersong | S Jae-Jones
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1. -22 but -33 with windchill
2. 70
3. 75 but it‘s barely at 65
4. Snow with work canceled
5. Winter song

#hellothursday @wanderinglynn

wanderinglynn Thanks for playing! 💜 And stay warm! 🥶 4y
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The_Heeler_Booklife
Wintersong | S Jae-Jones
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Where I‘m at for #24in48 and #24b4monday. I‘m hoping I can make it to 24 hours. Fingers crossed.

GypsyKat You‘ve got this! 💪 4y
Silvertongue You‘re doing great!! 4y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🙌🏻🙌🏻 4y
BeansPage Woop woop!!! 👍🏻😃👍🏻 4y
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The_Heeler_Booklife
Wintersong | S Jae-Jones
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Panpan

Finished book 3 for #24in48 and for #24b4monday
Rating: 2/5 Stars
Honestly I was super bored with Wintersong and could not wait for it to be over, which is why I decided to speed read. I feel like there was not much substance to the characters and I wish I saw more world building. Then, with Elizabeth I was getting annoyed with her loving the Goblin King on one page and then hating him on another in the beginning.

GypsyKat I didn‘t care for this one either. Honestly, I was disappointed. 😕 4y
BeansPage Oh no this is in my TBR stack!! 😲 4y
EKonrad Agreed! 👏🏻 4y
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charreads
Wintersong | S Jae-Jones
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Pickpick

I almost thought I was going to bail on this but I pushed through and actually enjoyed. At first there are parts I thought were unnecessary but not so sure now.

CrowCAH Welcome to the Litsy family!!! 📚 4y
charreads Thanks! I can‘t wait to discover more books from other users! 4y
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Marilyncjackson
Wintersong | S Jae-Jones
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So I am not feeling Hazel Wood at the moment. I am going to try Wintersong instead.

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charreads
Wintersong | S Jae-Jones
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Reading this gives me Labyrinth vibes as the reviews say....trying to not make the Goblin King in this book not be the beloved David Bowie is difficult and easy at the same time.

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js0315
Wintersong | S Jae-Jones
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Bailedbailed

I wanted to like this one, I really did, but I couldn't make it past the second half. It started out good, but I just got bored with it.

Kayla.Adriena I despised this book a 4y
js0315 I wish I had known before. 4y
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elyseh
Wintersong | S Jae-Jones
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Pickpick

This book was absolutely beautiful!! I can't wait to start the next book!

BookwormAHN I loved this one too 💙 4y
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js0315
Wintersong | S Jae-Jones
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2018 Reading Challenge: 45 of 35
Which was your best book of 2018? How many books do you plan to read in 2019?

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dreaminglybookish
Wintersong | S Jae-Jones
Pickpick

I cried. Amazing book!

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CoffeeK8
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How very true

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jpmcwisemorgan
Wintersong | S Jae-Jones
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#LitsyPSA: This is a darkish fairy tale with Labyrinth vibes. I personally wouldn‘t let younger teens read it because, while it‘s not explicit, there‘s a little bit of not-quite consensual activity in the book. I think if you pay attention to the scene in Labyrinth where Jareth says he wants to own Sarah, it really shouldn‘t be a surprise that a book that the author had said was a 50 Shades/Labyrinth cross has some “stuff” happening.

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booksensation
Wintersong | S Jae-Jones
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I haven‘t read that many books with sister relationships. But this one was the first one that came to mind.. Idk if they are my favorite.. so 🤷🏻‍♀️


#AugInBooks18 - Favorite Fictional sisters
#augustshelfawareness - Sisters day