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The Lie Tree
The Lie Tree: Costa Book of the Year 2015 | Frances Hardinge
Winner of the Costa Book of the Year 2015. The Lie Tree is a wonderfully evocative and atmospheric novel by Frances Hardinge, award-winning author of Cuckoo Song and Fly By Night.Faith's father has been found dead under mysterious circumstances, and as she is searching through his belongings for clues she discovers a strange tree. The tree only grows healthy and bears fruit if you whisper a lie to it. The fruit of the tree, when eaten, will deliver a hidden truth to the person who consumes it. The bigger the lie, the more people who believe it, the bigger the truth that is uncovered. The girl realizes that she is good at lying and that the tree might hold the key to her father's murder, so she begins to spread untruths far and wide across her small island community. But as her tales spiral out of control, she discovers that where lies seduce, truths shatter . . .
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StellarDoc
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I teach dual-credit classes on a high school campus, and the school's librarian is one of my former students, so SHE INVITED ME TO THE SCHOLASTIC BOOK FAIR!

Tamra 👏🏾 4mo
LibrarianRyan Ahhhh 4mo
Serena5 I spent entirely too much money, but it was so worth it! ❤️ 4mo
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TCLinrow
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#Day3 #7Days7Covers #CoverLove

If you fancy playing along all you have to do is post a picture of a book cover you love with no explanation 📚

Feel free to tag any fellow littens that you think would enjoy playing along 😊

@tessavi @Bookwomble either of you up for playing along? 😁

tessavi Thanks for the tag! Not sure I'll manage to post daily, but I'll give it a shot! 5mo
TCLinrow @tessavi just as long as you have fun that's the important thing 😊 just post when you can 5mo
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hyperashley
Lie Tree | Frances Hardinge
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Mehso-so

3⭐'s. It took me a long time to get into it and then when I did I lost interest not long after. Not the best book I've read.

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JacintaMCarter
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Pickpick

#2019Book48
Not only is this science-centric, female-led mystery novel a thrilling read, full of unreliable characters; it also looks beautiful on your shelf.

Branwen I love this book! The characters were so complex! 9mo
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cjbooklover
Lie Tree | Frances Hardinge
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Pickpick

A great book, but not what I thought it was going to be. I thought (of course by the title) it was about the lie tree. It was actually more about Faith and the prejudices against female scientists. It was a character driven book, and I enjoyed it. I just felt like I was cheated just a bit. (Also a pet peeve is that the fruit in the book is nothing like the cover. Maybe that doesn‘t bother most people but it bothers me.)

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MySharonaK
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I‘m just in the library with my daughter. I promised myself that I won‘t get anything for me... but then I saw this and it was calling me 😂 I‘m sure most of you can relate

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Lucy_Anywhere
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Lucy_Anywhere
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Pickpick

OMG, I loved this gothic YA fantasy! Full of family secrets, mysterious deaths, and Victorian sensibilities, this wonderfully dark tale of revenge had me quickly hooked. Also, this book gets extra Brownie points in that all the main characters are female, and they are all fighting battles in whatever way they can at a time when women were supposed to be no more than somebody's wife or sister.

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OwlAndTwine
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I read this in 12 hours. Amazing language and a brilliant author who can lead you on twists and turns

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alysonwrites
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My #allhallowsread pick for this year. Loved it so much the first time I read it that I have been anxiously awaiting the opportunity to squeeze this back into my TBR for a re-read. My front cover blurb would be, “beautifully grim.” It‘s a delightful mix of historical fiction, fantasy, murder mystery, horror, and feminist credo. 🖤🖤🖤 What‘re you reading for Halloween? 🎃👻🦇

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alysonwrites
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1️⃣ Ummm eat the candy I was supposed to hand out? 😳 (We don‘t get many trick or treaters in my neighborhood so this usually ends up happening anyway.)
2️⃣ Black cats (though bats are cool too!)
3️⃣ Read a spooky story! (But MG/YA spooky, so not too scary.)
4️⃣ Whoever wants to play 😊
*️⃣ Bonus: The Lie Tree by Frances Hardinge

@JenlovesJT47 #TuesdayTidbits #ThisorThat

JenlovesJT47 🧡🖤🧡 1y
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BookishFeminist
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It‘s the perfect rainy day to start this beauty. I just love the cover. 🍎🍂

LauraBeth Just checking in on you - hope all is well 😀 14mo
julesG How are you? Haven't seen you posting in quite a while. 14mo
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Adrienne3
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Pickpick

This was a really satisfying read. I think if Tracy Chevalier and Neil Gaiman ever collaborate it would turn out something like this. I loved that the fantasy was believable and that the main character, Faith, learned to cope with her loss and anger in a way that gave her a more realistic view of people.

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Maike
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Roxy26
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One great adventure! I‘m not usually a fan of books containing fantasy as I prefer believable stories; however, I completely fell in love with the main character of this book and she made the story for me. This book definitely does not fit neatly into any genre, and I believe that is a good thing! Dark, drily funny, suspenseful and original.

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Moray_Reads
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Read66
Lie Tree | Frances Hardinge
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Loved this young adult fantasy mystery with a strong, edgy young heroine determined to prove her father was murdered. Highly recommended.

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GatheringBooks
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Pickpick

#ReadingResolutions Day 12: #BookAndBlanket (beach blanket while in Maldives 2yrs ago). While I felt that the book ran on longer than I would have liked, the characters were well-rounded and make the reader slightly invested in what the ending would be. The story also portrayed the fall of the mighty and the respected, the many faces of femininity and womanhood – and how a lady is able to make use of the assets/advantages at her disposal. ⬇️

SledgeReader @GatheringBooks This makes going to work SO much harder. Beautiful! 2y
SilversReviews I love this photo. 2y
Cinfhen Oh wow!!! Heaven 😇😇😇 2y
Cathythoughts Unreal 💙💙💙 2y
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HelloImJez
Bailedbailed

Did not finish. Couldn't get past the first chapter, just not my thing. (Mostly in terms of writing style)

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gibblr
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Pretty cool cover under the dust jacket of this book I randomly picked up. Textured black with a shiny burnt orange foil for the words. (Tried to read but too many distractions in the school library right now!)

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erzascarletbookgasm
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‘Women find themselves on battlefields just as men do. We are given no weapons, and cannot be seen to fight. But fight we must, or perish.‘
Set in the 1800s, this is an empowering book, as it explores the themes of feminism and science. It encourages young girls to step up and be more than what society limits them to do. A great read.

Congratulations Danielle on your recent Litsy milestone & thank you for your generous #girlpowergiveaway ! ✊💜

Caroline2 I really enjoyed this one too! 👍🏻 2y
batsy That's a great description! I've yet to read Frances Hardinge and this one is at the top of my list. 2y
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego I hadn't heard of this one, but I like the sound of it! Good Luck! ♀️✊ 2y
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BNana
Mehso-so

Unique. Very interesting plot. Well written.

RaimeyGallant Good to know. :) 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
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Chelleo Welcome! #Litsytips: http://bit.ly/litsytips and #LitsyHowTo videos: http://bit.ly/litsyvideos There‘s so many fun things to do: book exchanges, buddy reads, photo challenges and more! Check out #LitsyHappenings for details.
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Welcome to Litsy 🎈📚🙌🏻🎉🎊 2y
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Leftcoastzen Welcome! Enjoy Litsy 2y
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Welcome to Litsy 🖐🌞 2y
asiriusreader Welcome to Litsy!! 2y
Wife Welcome to Litsy!🌹 2y
ReadZenRites Hi! 👋🏻Welcome to Litsy! ✨📚✨ 2y
BookishlyPleasant Thank you everyone for welcoming my nana ^_^ Ill be sure to have her take a look at all your tips so she can experience Litsy to the fullest! 2y
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Fortifiedbybooks
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Dresden says I'm not allowed to get up until I've finished this book 😉

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Grove_dodona
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Pickpick

Faith has an extremely powerful personality which ( quite typically ) was subdued by the male chauvinist society. A girl hungry for knowledge, Faith spins a complex yarn of lies to find her father's murderer. Helping her along the way is a tree that gives fruit fed by a lie,offering a look into the future. The book had me gripped from the beginning. A must read if you like a perfect blend of darkness, mystery and good plot twist..😃😀

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NadiaBatista
Lie Tree | Frances Hardinge
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Starting this new baby for #marcofeminino and #ml122dias 😊
This is my first time with this author, what can you tell me about her? Do you enjoy her books? Her writing?

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Endowarrior21
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Pickpick

I don't know how to review this book, as I've literally never read anything quite like it before. It is truly an original and a masterpiece and deserves every INCH of praise it's been getting. It is dark and complex and beautiful and compelling and sad and scary and funny and imaginative and...and...can you tell I loved it? It's also a feminist triumph! Just. Read. It.

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Kalalalatja
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Faith, is #AChildWiththeGhost of her dead father influencing her actions and thoughts. Her quest to restore her father‘s reputation leads her into all kinds of trouble, some of which involve a tree that grows truths if you feed it lies. 🌳

#NuYear

lisakoby It looks beautiful! 2y
Cinfhen Sounds intriguing and that cover 🙌🏻💕 2y
erzascarletbookgasm I really liked this book and your copy is gorgeous! 2y
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TrishB Still on the tbr! 2y
TricksyTails Love Chris Riddell‘s artwork! So pretty! 💜 2y
Kalalalatja @lisakoby @Cinfhen @erzascarletbookgasm @TrishB @TricksyTails I have a soft spot for books illustrated by Chris Riddell, and that‘s what tipped it into my cart when I bought. Luckily for me, the story turned out to be really great as well 👌 2y
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thec0zy
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This dark, creepy novel about a tree nourished by lies and fruited with truths is the perfect read for a Snow Day!

ATL got 1-2 inches of snow last night, and the city has ground to a halt. It‘s not a problem for me though, plenty of reading to do!

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annamatopoetry
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1) neither, cheez doodles
2) The Lie Tree
3) wallpaper my work cube, return a lamp, games, bookshelf renovation
4) all the languages!
5) oh, MINOR. uhm. I was four credits from an anthro minor, but I didn't want to take 101 after all the 300- and 400 level classes.
#friyayintro

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jenniferw88
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Winners of my #clearmyshelvesgiveaway!

CONGRATS to:
@miralunasbooknook - Red Rising
@DivaDiane - Lord of the Flies
@kezzlou85 - Instruments of Darkness
@jhod - Silas Marner
@99problemsbutabookaint1 - The Lie Tree
@Velvetfur - The Sun Also Rises

Drop me an email on irene_gulliver@yahoo.co.uk with your name and address and I will get them into the post in the next few weeks.

laurenbescoby Thanks so much! Shall email as soon as I can! 😄 A Happy New Year to you! ❤🎉 2y
kezzlou85 Oh wow how exciting. Thank you so much. Will email you today. Happy New Year. 💜❤💖 2y
Velvetfur Thank you so much!! I've just emailed you, and I started it with 'Hi Irene' because of your email address rather than your username, forgot to put that in the email so I thought I'd mention it here in case it seemed weird! 2y
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Cinfhen Congrats all🎉🎉🎉 2y
99problemsbutabookaint1 Thank you so MUCH!!!°! 2y
jenniferw88 @Velvetfur lol! It's probably my fault for not having a personal email address with my name in! 😄 2y
jhod Lovely! Thanks very much! 2y
DivaDiane Oh wow! My first giveaway win! Thank you so much!! 2y
jenniferw88 Just a quick update - @DivaDiane @Velvetfur and @99problemsbutabookaint1 - your books should be posted in the next few days. @jhod & @kezzlou85 yours will be done next week. @miralunasbooknook have you emailed yet as I haven't received it? 2y
laurenbescoby @jenniferw88 yeah the other day. Shall I try again? Xx 2y
jenniferw88 @miralunasbooknook yes please - I've checked my spam folder and it isn't there! 2y
laurenbescoby @jenniferw88 done, fingers crossed! X 2y
jenniferw88 @miralunasbooknook worked this time- have emailed you back just to reassure the both of us! 😄 2y
laurenbescoby @jenniferw88 thank you so much! 🙌 x 2y
jhod Thank you! 😊 2y
99problemsbutabookaint1 @jenniferw88 Thank you so much I'll be on the lookout!!! 🤗🤓📚!! 2y
kezzlou85 @jenniferw88 aww fab I'm looking forward to getting it. 💜 2y
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coffeenebula
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@jenniferw88 is doing a #clearmyshelvesgiveaway ! I would love to check out The Lie Tree if I win. ❤️

erzascarletbookgasm Good choice! 2y
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annamatopoetry
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Pickpick

Good shit! A lot of tiresome Victorian gentlemen for everyone to navigate around, but a great, clever protagonist and generally entertaining writing style.

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archaeolibrarianologist
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erzascarletbookgasm
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Joining in the fun for #allthebooksof2017
Day 1 #firstreadoftheyear was this book, a new author for me, and I‘ll gladly check out her other books though not my usual genre. Really enjoyed this.

P.S. Who to tag?

Tamra This is intriguing! 2y
LauraJ Yeah, who to tag?! 2y
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Joriebooks
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One of my students came back from the library with this today. Looks good, going to add it to my TBR.

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julesG
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#lies #pinocchio #longnosefromlying
#emojinov @RealLifeReading

Holy Helium! There are quite a lot of books with the word "lie" or "lies" on my TBR.

#MountTBR

erzascarletbookgasm I really enjoyed this one! 2y
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annamatopoetry
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Hey @silentrequiem , have you heard of this one?

silentrequiem I've heard really good things about the author but haven't read anything by her yet. 2y
annamatopoetry @silentrequiem so according to a podcast I listened to, this one had a Victoria girl wanting to do science, I figured you'd appreciate that 😄 2y
silentrequiem @annamatopoetry Oooh, YES that's my jam! 2y
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Caroline2
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Pickpick

I really enjoyed this book! A Victorian set mystery with many twists and turns; great characters, brilliant writing and very atmospheric! Perfect for a spooky October read! 👍🏻 🎃 👻 🍁

TrishB Have this on my kindle and just not got to it! 2y
erzascarletbookgasm I really liked this! 2y
Caroline2 @TrishB it's a nice little easy read! 👍🏻 2y
Oryx Love the little 👻 2y
MayginReads Love the ghost. Did you make that? 2y
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Liberty
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#RiotGrams, Day 20: Today's prompt is "apples.” I love this book, and every book Frances Hardinge has written! ?????

Caroline2 Ohhh I currently have this sitting on my TBR pile! Hoping to get to it soooon! 2y
BucklingBookshelves This is on my upcoming book club schedule and I found a gorgeous illustrated edition on Book Depository! Same illustrator who has done some of Neil Gaiman‘s books I believe 📚 (edited) 2y
kamoorephoto Oh, this is on my shelf, waiting to be read....such a beautiful cover. 2y
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lauralovesbooks1
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Pickpick

A teenage girl that defies convention and loves science despite what her Victorian society accepts, a scandal regarding fossils, a mysterious death, and a tree that gives you a truth if you feed it a lie. This was an intriguing young adult read.

LaurenReads I really enjoyed this book! 2y
Caroline2 Oh I just picked this up the other wk, maybe I need to move it up my TBR pile! 2y
lauralovesbooks1 @Caroline2 I enjoyed it -- I liked the concepts it played with. 2y
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lauralovesbooks1
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"All knowledge --any knowledge -- called to Faith, and there was a delicious, poisonous pleasure in stealing it unseen."

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Fancypants
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Mehso-so

Overall I thought it was interesting but I found parts of it really repetitive.

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Fancypants
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Finally reading this one. I think I‘ve had it since it‘s release. Has anyone read it and thinks it is or is not appropriate for 7th/8th graders?

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carys14
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Pickpick

Spent the morning snuggling kittens and finishing my book.

I almost gave up during the first third of the book. It was like the first hill on a rollercoaster. It takes forever to reach the top (first third), then you hover at the peak for a bit (second third of the book) and then the real fun and excitement takes place (the last third).

WanderingBookaneer Great pic! 2y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa Such a great picture of a beautiful (and super content) #catsoflitsy 2y
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Quirkybooknerd
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I don't want it to end.

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carys14
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I know they say you shouldn't judge a book by its cover.

Pshaw!!!

90% of the reason that I want to read this book is its cover!!!

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Quirkybooknerd
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I can feel the book hangover approaching and it will be SO worth it!

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Titania
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Pickpick

This book was a slow burn, but the ending was worth it. Lovely, creepy writing that doesn't pander to its intended YA audience.

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Titania
Lie Tree | Frances Hardinge
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Beach reading