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House of Earth and Blood (Crescent City, #1)
House of Earth and Blood (Crescent City, #1) | Sarah J. Maas
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slategreyskies
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This was a wild ride! I‘m in it for the next book! So glad I picked up all three using my stockpile of Audible credits. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️!

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bookish6
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This was a re-read to refresh myself for the new release.
I love this series just as much as the other two. It's so cool that this one takes place in a more modern setting.
I also love that there are more species in this series!
The plot is huge in this series. Bryce is such a strong character. I loved her character growth from party girl, to a recluse, to opening herself up to Hunt. I loved all the characters in this one, especially Lehabah.

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SpyderGerl
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It's been on my shelf since it came out. Now that there's 3 of them maybe I should actually read it 😂

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michellelav
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Pickpick

This book didn‘t hook me as much as the other two series but it is still amazing! Bryce is a badass and I love her ❤️ Love that all SJM most lovable characters are female (with a couple exceptions) 🥹❤️

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LittleBowBook
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Pickpick

Very slow on the re-read before the latest book. But as always, I sobbed at the end.
#booksof2024 #fantasyromance
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
🌶️🌶️

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eanderson
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Well… I‘m going to try something different to see if this might help pull me out of the most epic slump I‘ve ever been in. Gotta see what the hype is about.

ScrappyMags I started this and bailed! I didn‘t understand 1/2 of what I was reading… read like 75 pages feeling lost. 1mo
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Born.A.Reader
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📓 Three meetings, training a new member of my team for work. FInish CC1 and start CC2 for home ( @Kaylaapps 😁).
📓📓 tagged
📓📓📓Thoughtful & reserved.

@Cupcake12 #MotovationalMonday

Kaylaapps AHHHH! I‘m so excited that you‘re reading it!! 1mo
Cupcake12 Have a great week. Thanks for joining in x 1mo
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Breanne1
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I am such a fan of SJM books; I like that this series is set in present day. This mixed murder mystery, cop procedural with fantasy and was just pure perfection in my eyes! Not as much spice in this but still plenty of romance. On to book 2 and book 3 is published this week. Spredges by my husband ❤️
Book 4 of 2024!

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Branwen
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Anyone else trying to reread the first two Crescent City books before the next one comes out this week? 🤭💕📚 My Barnes & Noble is actually having a party for the midnight release on Monday evening! I'm totally going, and so excited about it! I haven't been to a midnight book release party since my Harry Potter days! 🥹 #catsoflitsy #rumpel

Cailey_Mac I‘m going to the midnight party as well! I‘ve actually never been to one even though I was a kid through the Harry Potter years (must of been too late night for my parents). I‘m not rereading CC though, but I am tearing through Throne of Glass for the first time😅📚🙌🏼 1mo
5feet.of.fury I hadn‘t read them before, but I just finished book 2 a couple day ago. I am so ready!! 1mo
dabbe 🖤🩶🖤 1mo
AnnCrystal 💕😻💝. 1mo
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Born.A.Reader
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"There was a wolf at the gallery door."
#FirstLineFridays
#ShyBookOwl

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BookaholicNatty
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Loving this on audiobook!!!! Definitely recommend especially if you like fantasy. The third book in the series comes out in 4 days, so I‘m looking forward to lots of audiobooking 😁 What are you listening to?

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BookBr
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Welp. I had very mixed feelings about the first half of this book, finding the exposition and world building unnecessarily wordy, repetitive, and too much of an info dump rather than a reveal. HOWEVER. The second half just takes off like a freaking rocket and kept me on the edge of the page right through the end. I guessed a couple of twists, but many had me absolutely reeling, and the conclusion was truly excellent. Can‘t wait to start book 2!

BookaholicNatty I‘m listening to this on audiobook right now, at chapter 13. You have me excited to see what is to come! 1mo
BookBr @BookaholicNatty SO MANY THINGS😅😂 1mo
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BookBr
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This book was a VERY slow starter, but I stuck with it since I am buddy reading, and I‘m glad that I did. About halfway through and there‘s a TON going on — lots of intrigue and mystery and just a hint of spice. Very much enjoying.

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BekaReid
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My first SJM sucked me in so I guess I'm reading the rest of the series now.

dabbe 🖤🐾🐾🖤 1mo
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BekaReid
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Finally getting to this book after a week of struggling with a head cold and not being able to focus. Now to see if I can get through i
the 800 pages before it's due at the library.

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noryonse_pr
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Finally got through the first 100 pages! ✨️💕 LOVING BRYCE & RUHN 💕

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Smlambert725

“‘What blinds an Oracle, Bryce Quinlan?‘”
#January2024

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BookBr
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A homemade chai latte and a new buddy read with the book bestie — perfect for a very blustery Sunday afternoon!

Meshell1313 Just in time before 3rd book comes out! 2mo
BookBr @Meshell1313 I know, I only have a couple weeks to barrel through what? 1600 pages for the first two books? 😂😂😂 2mo
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Born.A.Reader
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All right, @Kaylaapps let's do this!
I absolutely adore ACOTAR, but haven't read either CC or TOG -terrified they won't live up to that series, I suppose. Let's see if that opinion changes!

Kaylaapps Ooo girl! Listen don‘t compare it to acotar cause that‘s such a high standard lol but it is a really good next best thing! 2mo
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JaneyWaneyB
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Just back from a fantastic cruise around Asia. There wasn't much time for reading as every say was so busy but managed to get through these 3 books. 1st 2 books were good 👍 but Crescent City...OMG such a fantastic book. Loved it and delved straight into the second book! Loved the characters and the nice crime/mystery twist to a romantasy

#BookDragon #HolidayReads #WinterSun #ReadingAtSea #SunSeaCruise #Sightseeing

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behudd
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
This is a reread before book three comes out in a few weeks, and I liked it even better this time around!
Elizabeth Evans is an amazing audiobook narrator, so I recommend listening if you can.
A lot more, obviously, stood out to me this time, and I took my time with it more than before, though those last 200 pages still go at a breakneck speed. I expect nothing less from SJM.

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behudd
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There was a wolf at the gallery door.

Let the reread begin!
#FirstLineFridays
@ShyBookOwl

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CocktailsandBooks
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📚📚 Re-Read 📚📚
I typically don't plan out too much of what I'm reading each month. But with the CC3 countdown starting, I knew I was going to need to dedicate some time for a re-read to get ready. Kicking that off with House of Earth and Blood. I've forgotten how much I loved the start of Bryce and Hunt.

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CocktailsandBooks
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Doing a re-read before CC3 comes out. This will be important!

Meshell1313 Ooh yes! Can‘t wait for book 3 soon!!! 2mo
CocktailsandBooks I need to make sure everything is fresh. 🤣😂 2mo
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jackilynn
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The only plus side to being pulled to sub (as opposed to my normal day) is I get reading breaks while the kids are at specials. #lookingonthebrightside

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5feet.of.fury
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Unlike ACO-whatever where things sort of start happening & you catch up later & go “yeah makes sense”, this 1 has worldbuilding, a more modern/unique world. As such, the first 1/2 of the book moves slower, but there are important little breadcrumbs that come back later in the story. It was great, I loved Bryce. & as always, Maas can write the Hel out of a hurt comfort scene, a trope for which I am a huge sucker.

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5feet.of.fury
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Y‘all, I am at pivotal point in this book & I just want to go finish it but I have to work for a living(for some reason).Don‘t they know Bryce is in trouble?

I‘m impressed with the world building & the way she solved a common issue I have with the aging/not aging of the fae. &breadcrumbs to the greater Maasaverse. But IMO there are stumbles in the 1 of the POVs (if we are seeing through someone‘s mind the actions shouldnt be entirely a surprise)

Gissy Sometimes we have to pretend that we are responsible adults, we have to work or do some important errands 🤣 2mo
5feet.of.fury (Artist is @ tangerine.eileen) 2mo
TheSpineView That pesky job thing!!! 2mo
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5feet.of.fury @Gissy @TheSpineView truly struggling. I still have 40 minutes, a commute and a 3 mile run before I can see if the enemies become lovers 😅 2mo
kwmg40 I totally understand how you feel. My job also gets in the way of my reading. 😅 2mo
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jackilynn
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I really want to keep reading House of Earth & Blood but I really need to start my book club book or else I might not finish it before the meeting.....decisions decisions 🤔🤦‍♀️

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KittenColossus
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When a main character is told not to do something stupid, you just know - something stupid this way comes. Photo Credit: @tangerine.eileen

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KittenColossus

So much 🐓 block…

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Liatrek
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ This book!!!! Every emotion under the sun😱😂😭❤️🤬🫣💔❤️‍🩹Seriously, I wasn‘t sure what I expected but man Bryce, Hunt and Ruhn loved them all and every twist in the story.

Littlewolf1 I felt the same… so good 3mo
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Liatrek
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Finally started this one to be ready for book 3 next year 📚📚📚 And so far I have laughed way more than I expected😂

Jen2 Love the mug!! 3mo
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SaraHasClass
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Mehso-so

Excellent story with an ending I didn't foresee. Maas does a phenomenal job of building her world & characters. Still this is so so for one reason: I'm not opposed to emotion or sexual relationships in stories, but her constant use of language like come, cock & f--k as well as super explicit sex really disappoint me. A well placed expletive & an imagination can be just as powerful in a story as good as hers. She's too good to prostitute a book.

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readwithcori
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4.5 ★

I‘ll be honest, at the beginning of this book I was a little like what the heck am I reading? Very detailed and dense with many characters that had me slightly discombobulated. BUT I finally started to connect all the dots and goodness gracious is this book good! Flew through 800 pages like it was nothing and can‘t wait to pick up book two! #LitsyLoveReads

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hannah-leeloo
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For the SJM fans

Meshell1313 Ooh can‘t wait! 8mo
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Kgaudiuso
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Give me more! I loved the first book of this series and can‘t wait to read more!

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nitalibrarian
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I treated myself and ordered the FairyLoot editions of The House of Earth and Blood and The House of Sky and Breath. They were delivered today and are so pretty.

swishandflick How pretty is the spine of this addition?! 10mo
RaeLovesToRead Wow 😍😍 10mo
TrishB Gorgeous ❤️ 10mo
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BethM
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I adored ACoTaR and dragged my feet before reading it. I actually didn‘t read it until I got it in a Litsy swap 😂 My bff assured me these are just as good. I love her, but I trust my littens with books more 😂 Am I going to enjoy these? I‘ve not read her other throne series either.

forestandcrow These are fantastic. I could not get into throne of glass for the life of me. The writing style for them is like middle school. So i just dropped that book. I couldnt. Lol 11mo
BethM @forestandcrow thanks for the feedback! The blurb has me on the fence but I loved acotar far more than I anticipated . 11mo
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K.Moszcz13
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I wasn‘t sure I‘d like this series as much as the others when I started it bc of the modern time setting, but boy I was wrong. Bryce is such a badass. And so are so many of the other characters. I loved the murder mystery “who done it” aspect this book had to offer as well.

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Cassafrass
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Loved this! Similar, but so different from other Sarah J Maas books, there's modern-day technology but ancient magic history. Also like other SJM books there are many characters and houses which can get a bit confusing at times. Typically, I can listen to an audiobook up to 1.8x speed. However, due to the amount of detail I kept it at a 1.3x and felt things werent dragging along.
Very excited for the rest of this series to be published.

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Super_Jane
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hannah-leeloo
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Sarah J Maas fans look at the latest news! 😍 I'm looking forward to this new release. Only forever to wait lol. I'm sure it'll be worth it. #newrelease #newbook #crescentcity #booksbooksbooks

Super_Jane I cannot wait I‘m soooo excited 😆 12mo
Enchanted_Bibliophile 😍So excited! Especially with the ending we were left with 😤 12mo
Meshell1313 Best. News. Ever! 12mo
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KateReadsYA
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My Birthday has been amazing! Book shopping and buckets of spaghetti 🥳📚🍝❤️

julesG Happy Birthday 12mo
candc320 Happy Birthday!! 12mo
Cortg Happy Birthday! Enjoy :) 12mo
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JanuarieTimewalker13 Happy Birthday!!! 12mo
Kshakal Happy birthday!! 🎂🎉🎁 12mo
curiouserandcurioser @KateReadsYA happy birthday🎉🎉 hope your day is wonderful! 12mo
Lreads Happy Birthday! 🎉🍝 12mo
Prairiegirl_reading Happy birthday!!🥳 12mo
mamareading Happiest of birthdays to you!! I‘m glad you‘re celebrating well! 12mo
dylanisreading Happy day of birth! 12mo
ElizaMarie Happy happy birthday! books and buckets of spaghetti!? What could go wrong!? Sounds magical! 12mo
JessClark78 Happy Birthday! 🎊🎂🎉 12mo
Ruthiella Happy birthday! 🥳🥳🥳 12mo
Read4life Happy Birthday 🎉🎂 12mo
Zuhkeeyah Happy birthday!! 🎉 12mo
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xyikoxyirl
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Pickpick

This book was divine, down to the very last word!

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Lizpixie
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Bk10 of #JumpStart2023 is done! Probably the last book of this month too. It‘s really bk11 as I reread the audiobook of Dune while I was recovering over the weekend, but I thought reading it twice in a month was too much☺️Loved this just as much as the 1st time I read it, was crying at the end as well, must be feeling soft from feeling like shit. I honestly think this series is Maas‘ best so far, even outdoes ACOTAR for me. 5⭐️ #BookspinBingo👇

Read-y_Picker That‘s a bold statement..! I have this series sitting in my queue but I think I should finish ACOTAR first so as not to get mixed up. Thing is that the last one destroyed me, I feel like I need at least a decade before I can go back lol. 13mo
TheSpineView I have this series on my TBR list. Great job! 13mo
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Clwojick Interesting! I‘m a total Sarah J Maas newbie, and just read the first 3 ACOTAR books. I‘ll have to give this a try after I finish that series. 13mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 13mo
Lauredhel Congrats! 13mo
Nessavamusic Great job! I enjoyed that one two, the reviews of book two are very mixed but the ending packs a punch 13mo
AsYouWish Yay!!! 💙💙💙💙 13mo
Andrew65 That‘s brilliant, thanks for playing along 👏👏👏🙌🥳🍾🥂🥰📚 13mo
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Lizpixie
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Well, my #20in4 #readathon has been a complete bust so far. Ended up with severe heat stroke on Australia Day & have been paying for it since(my useless body doesn‘t take kindly to misuse)but I‘m hoping to rally to reread the 1st in a favourite fantasy series. Wish me luck! #JumpStart2023

Bookishgal71 Hope you‘re feeling better soon. Love this series! 13mo
Clwojick Feel better soon! I‘m reading Sarah J Maas right now too. 💖 13mo
Andrew65 Ouch, hope you are okay and taking things easy. That is more important than the Readathon! 🥰 Sending you all the luck in the world. 13mo
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CloakNQuill
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Mehso-so

#january #bookspinbingo @TheAromaofBooks

#12 - 15 Earth & Blood Finished - 3.75🌟 Jan/27
#21 Free - House of Hollow 4🌟 Jan/22

HOH was fantastic! Dark fantasy fairy tale set in modern London & magical Scottish forest. Gore, horror, secrets, family, fashion, nature. It gave me everything I needed and adore.

E&B it‘s been a long time coming! I enjoyed the story & mystery behind what occurs in the first Ch. It didn‘t need to be 800+ pages. ⬇️

CloakNQuill There was too much filler. I wasn‘t feeling the romance from the very beginning. All my favorite characters get killed off. Not the best time. Now the world itself I was fascinated by & the mystery which once revealed I didn‘t see coming. The rest was just too much frill for my liking. 13mo
TheAromaofBooks Great progress!!! 13mo
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MicrobeMom
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#12booksin22. This is my pick for July which was a very lean month. I know Sarah J. Maas is not for everyone but I find her books fun!

Andrew65 A very popular author. 1y
LitStephanie I liked this one although I kind of hate the guy love interest. This one has a pretty cool world. 1y
MicrobeMom @LitStephanie agree! I feel he gets better in the second one. Also the ending of the second one was like wow! 🤯 1y
LitStephanie @MicrobeMom I think he gets worse in the second one, LOL 1y
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