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Black Sun
Black Sun | Rebecca Roanhorse
From the New York Times bestselling author of Star Wars: Resistance Reborn comes the first book in the Between Earth and Sky trilogy, inspired by the civilizations of the Pre-Columbian Americas and woven into a tale of celestial prophecies, political intrigue, and forbidden magic. A god will return When the earth and sky converge Under the black sun In the holy city of Tova, the winter solstice is usually a time for celebration and renewal, but this year it coincides with a solar eclipse, a rare celestial event proscribed by the Sun Priest as an unbalancing of the world. Meanwhile, a ship launches from a distant city bound for Tova and set to arrive on the solstice. The captain of the ship, Xiala, is a disgraced Teek whose song can calm the waters around her as easily as it can warp a mans mind. Her ship carries one passenger. Described as harmless, the passenger, Serapio, is a young man, blind, scarred, and cloaked in destiny. As Xiala well knows, when a man is described as harmless, he usually ends up being a villain. Crafted with unforgettable characters, Rebecca Roanhorse has created an epic adventure exploring the decadence of power amidst the weight of history and the struggle of individuals swimming against the confines of society and their broken pasts in the most original series debut of the decade.
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kelmardino
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Loved Black Sun, it was so refreshing to read a fantasy not set in a England-esque type place. The images Roanhorse put in my head were beautiful and fresh. The book periodically changed povs and gradually drew the different threads of the story together. Will be starting Fevered Star tomorrow!

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PageShifter
Black Sun | Rebecca Roanhorse
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Characters were brilliant! They were well-written & compelling. I loved to follow their adventure and I really started to root for Xiala & Serapio.

I loved the politics, I wanted to see how everything is going to get solved. And it was intriguing to follow the journey towards the day of the winter solstice, when you know things are going to go crazy.

There wasn't ending at all and I felt myself super disappointed.

#SeriesLove2024

TheSpineView Fantastic! 1mo
SamAnne Hoping to start this week! 1mo
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synthfueled
Black Sun | Rebecca Roanhorse
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A god will return
When the earth and sky converge
Under the black sun

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HeyT
Black Sun | Rebecca Roanhorse
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I really enjoyed my time listening to this on audio. The world was intriguing and I didn't dislike any of the POV characters. I will say that the cliff hanger ending was a bummer but I'm so invested I've already checked out the next one.

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bookishbitch
Black Sun | Rebecca Roanhorse
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This did take me a bit to really get hooked but once I did I looked forward to reading every night. It does jump back and forth in the timeline. There is a blind character and the author did research before writing to make sure it was an authentic representation. It also hits the marks for diversity and non-binary representation. There was a twist that happens as well that was soooo well done. I want to know even more now.

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HeyT
Black Sun | Rebecca Roanhorse
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So I maybe skimmed a summary to see what happens to my fave before listening again. I just don‘t want to have to deal with them dying on the way to work since this is my commute book.

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HeyT
Black Sun | Rebecca Roanhorse
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#BookReport
Managed to finish my commute book before Libby took it away from me! But it‘s still early days for the books I started this week.

#WeeklyForecast
My goal this week is to stay current with ReadingWesteros and a big chunk of the tagged as it‘s due in 9 days.

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bookishbitch
Black Sun | Rebecca Roanhorse
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Bought this paperback recently completely forgetting I had it already on my kindle. Oh well. At least I can see the maps better now. Not far in and already loving it. #bookhoarderproblems

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jen_hayes7
Black Sun | Rebecca Roanhorse
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I INHALED this book. From the first chapter I was completely sucked in and didn‘t want to put it down. I‘ve had a lot of incredible reads so far this year, but this might be my favorite. Cannot wait to read the rest of the series. #lennox #catsoflitsy

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jen_hayes7
Black Sun | Rebecca Roanhorse
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On our way home from Buffalo, NY we got treated to a seat upgrade. First time that‘s happened to me. 🎉 This book immediately sucked me in and I actually wished our flight was longer so I could have had more uninterrupted reading time.

SamAnne This one has been on my list for a long time. 5mo
jen_hayes7 @SamAnne Me too! I just finished it and desperately wish I‘d already grabbed the next one! 5mo
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LiseWorks
Black Sun | Rebecca Roanhorse
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I love this author! It was a little confusing at the beginning, but as I got to know the characters, everything made sense. Now, I need to read the second one in the series. #SeriesLove23 @Andrew65 This book has me looking at crows a little bit differently as I knew already how smart they were. I did manage one more spot on #JulyISpyBingo @Clwojick @TheAromaofBooks @TheSpineView #LitsyLoveReads

TheSpineView Fantastic!📖📘📚 7mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 7mo
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Karisa
Black Sun | Rebecca Roanhorse
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It‘s hard to put down this high fantasy book inspired by Pre-Columbian civilizations‘ traditions and stories. The book is filled with members of battling clans in the vein of Game of Thrones and the Grishaverse but feels fresh and new. I liked all of the POV characters and can‘t wait too see what happens next. On to the next book in the series!

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vlwelser
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This is fantastic. The author uses her heritage and storytelling culture to weave a very interesting fantasy with world building and fantastical creatures. It's lovely and it lands on a cliffhanger so I will be putting the next book on my to do list. Also Nicole Lewis is becoming a favorite narrator.

#BookSpinBingo @TheAromaofBooks

SamAnne Oh I keep meaning to get to this one!! 10mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 10mo
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Mgruidae
Black Sun | Rebecca Roanhorse
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I‘m thrilled that my community has a small library branch now so I‘m committing to checking out at least one physical book per month (more if possible). I returned Wisconsin Death Trip yesterday and picked up Black Sun. In the future, I may need to request books ahead of time to pick up there because they mostly have children‘s books. Any other ideas for ways I can support our new little library?

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Deblovestoread
Black Sun | Rebecca Roanhorse
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It has been a while since I committed to participating in the monthly photo challenge but April‘s prompts look fun.

I hope to highlight all books sitting on my owned TBR so I don‘t forget they are there.

#TemptingTitles #Withacolor

@Eggs @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

JenReadsAlot Same here! 11mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Cool cover 🌙 11mo
Eggs 🖤🧡💙 11mo
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Evita
Black Sun | Rebecca Roanhorse
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4.5 out of 5

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Hillea2
Black Sun | Rebecca Roanhorse
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This took me a few chapters to get into it, but I‘m glad I stuck with it. A lot of action and the end made me ready to read the second book in this trilogy right away. Very well-written.

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Soubhiville
Black Sun | Rebecca Roanhorse
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Best fiction of January was from my #auldlangspine list, so thank you @sebrittainclark and @monalyisha ! I plan to read Fevered Star probably in February 😁.

I‘m following @jenniferw88 ‘a footsteps and doing a bracket for Fic and one for nonfic, great idea! And thanks @chasjjlee for the bracket design 📚🤩.

UwannaPublishme This chart is so cool. Is this in an app I need to get? 13mo
Soubhiville @UwannaPublishme no ap, it was created by @chasjjlee , just scroll down on her page to find it, then copy and use whatever collage ap to add your books. I like pic collage. 🙃 13mo
UwannaPublishme Done! Thanks so much! 🤗🤗🤗 13mo
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Nessavamusic
Black Sun | Rebecca Roanhorse
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Day 3 #NoShameReadathon2023 today are suggestions for Non-European based fantasy. Here are some favorites:
Black Sun -Rebecca Roanhorse -Pre-Colombian Americas inspired
The Bone Shard Daughter -Andrea Stewart -Imperial Chinese inspired
Daughter of the Moon Goddess -Sue Lynn Tan -Chinese fairy tale also counts for Lesser Known retelling
Raybearer -Jordan Ifueko -African inspired fantasy
The Poppy War -R.F Kuang -historical China

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Soubhiville
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First 5⭐️ read of the year!
It‘s so good that if I had the sequel I‘d dive right into it.
The author calls it “epic fantasy… inspired by the pre-Colombian cultures of the Americas.”
Every time I had to put Black Sun down, it stayed in my thoughts until I could go back to it. I‘m a little speechless right now.

#AuldLangSpine

Soubhiville Just beware that this is part of a trilogy and book 3 isn‘t out yet, and it does end in a cliffhanger. 14mo
Liatrek Can‘t wait to read this one 📚📚 14mo
batsy That pic of deep slumber is motivating me to get to bed early 😆🐶 14mo
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sebrittainclark I'm glad you liked it! And that cliffhanger is really something 14mo
Soubhiville @sebrittainclark no joke! Have you read book 2 or the novella? I‘m going to pick up Fevered Star next weekend 🤗. 14mo
sebrittainclark @Soubhiville I read Black Sun before the sequel was released because otherwise I would have had to read Fevered Star immediately, but it's high on my TBR for this year 14mo
dabbe Looks like your pup would have bailed on it. Adorable! ❣️ 14mo
monalyisha Good to know about the trilogy! Psyched for you that you loved it so much! 14mo
Rissreads Awwwww your pooch ♥️ 14mo
Andrew65 Love a good trilogy. Well done 🥳 13mo
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Soubhiville
Black Sun | Rebecca Roanhorse
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Cutest possible New Year‘s Day picture 💙.
I‘m loving my first #AuldLangSpine read @sebrittainclark 😁. 150 ish pages in.

Charityann What a cutie!😄 1y
sebrittainclark So cute! I started Light From Uncommon Stars last night! 1y
AmyG Omg too cute! 1y
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IndoorDame 😻😻😻 1y
monalyisha The most precious! 1y
peanutnine Adorable 😻 1y
sarahbellum Maximum cozy! 😻 1y
dabbe That picture fulfills Joseph Campbell's directive in The Hero with a Thousand Faces: FIND YOUR BLISS. What's his/her name, if you don't mind me asking? 1y
Soubhiville @dabbe this is Dr Peter Venkman. We call him Venkman. 😊😺 1y
dabbe @Soubhiville Fantastic name and stunning cat. He has found his bliss.❣️ 1y
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Soubhiville
Black Sun | Rebecca Roanhorse
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I‘m starting my #AuldLangSpine first book this morning. I know I‘m a couple days early, but I can‘t resist! This will also be my #LastFirst, as I doubt I‘ll finish it by tomorrow.

I have to say the first chapter hooked me hard! One of the best first chapters I‘ve read in a while.

I might be posting this now mostly because Sietje looks especially adorable this morning. 🐶💕

squirrelbrain Aw, she does! ❤️ 1y
BookNAround This sounds amazing and like a perfect #lastfirst choice. 1y
ShelleyBooksie She totally does look adorable ♡♡ 1y
bnp 💜⭐😄 She does look relaxed and adorable. 1y
monalyisha Precious! 1y
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BarbaraJean
Black Sun | Rebecca Roanhorse
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Just opened my #JolabokaflodSwap package to find tasty dark chocolate caramel snowmen and Black Sun! Super excited to read this! Thanks so much, @Light_of_Aether and a very happy Jolabokaflod to you! Hope your holidays are full of good food, good books, and good people. 😊🎄📚

Light_of_Aether You're very welcome! Happy Jolabokaflod to you, too! 1y
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Soubhiville
Black Sun | Rebecca Roanhorse
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My #AuldLangSpine list from @sebrittainclark ! I‘ve got all the pictured ones on hold from the library, the tagged and Sentient physically and the other three on audio. Yay! I‘m most excited for Black Sun, but I plan to read all 5 in January. I‘ve already read your other 5⭐️ books. I‘ll delve into your 4.5⭐️ throughout the rest of next year. I have only read Irregular Witches from that list, and I already have Delilah Green on my TBR. 🥰📚💕

sebrittainclark I love it! I'm figuring out which books my library has so I can post a similar list soon! 1y
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PuddleJumper
Black Sun | Rebecca Roanhorse
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The first in the Between Sky and Earth series. This is an amazing fantasy book. Innovative worldbuilding, and complex and intriguing characters.

There are no clear 'good' characters or 'bad' characters. I wasn't rooting for one over the other. I found all of them compelling.

#AdventRecommends @emilyrose_x

SamAnne I have been trying to get to this one forever! 1y
PuddleJumper @SamAnne It is really good. I've got the second one out at the moment and I keep avoiding reading it incase it isn't as good! 😅 1y
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kera_11
Black Sun | Rebecca Roanhorse
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This was a super tough book to get into world building wise but based in Colombian lore for fantasy instead of traditionally European. Seraipo is the crow god reincarnate and Xiala is a ship captain with water and storm powers. She needs to get him to the capital. They save each other on the boat and then they get to the city and Xiala realizes she might not support why he‘s there. There is another book but I don‘t care enough to read it

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BookBr
Black Sun | Rebecca Roanhorse
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This book was so good I just rolled into the sequel (Fevered Star) without stopping to review! Top notch world building, with a manageable host of characters of a wide range, a bit of mystery, bit of magic, and enough action to drive the fast-paced plot to a breathtaking conclusion. This is high fantasy done right, people. All the stars.

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bookishbitch
Black Sun | Rebecca Roanhorse
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My newest purchase. I've come to the realization that I'm never going to be able to stick to my self imposed book buying bans. At least I'm supporting authors though right?

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BookBr
Black Sun | Rebecca Roanhorse
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“Today he would become a god. his mother had told him so.”

#firstlinefridays

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SamAnne
Black Sun | Rebecca Roanhorse
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At the top of my TBR list, but it might need to wait until November! #Scarathalon #TeamSlaughter @Clwojick #Black

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Nessavamusic
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Marialou
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Original and perfect

A truly fantastic fantasy with a rich and compelling world.

Clear structure with a defined plot; book is gearing up to a certain event and that event occurs. Delivers on the promise of the premise.

Deeply brutal but also deeply touching

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PuddleJumper
Black Sun | Rebecca Roanhorse
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My favourite B book was another easy pick! This is currently my book of the year

#AlphabetGame #LetterB

@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Awesome 👏🏻 📚 2y
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Nalbuque
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Oooohhh I‘m v happy I put the second book of the series on hold weeks ago! Just finished this one and 🔥🔥🔥

SamAnne I‘ve been trying to get to this one forever. 2y
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Laughterhp
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This was a reread for me. I started reading the sequel, but I couldn‘t remember what happened.

Decided to quickly register to this, so I can read Fevered Star.

Just as good as the first time I read it.

#JubilantJuly

Chrissyreadit I need to read this. I‘m bummed she hasn‘t added to the series she started though. 2y
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abostwick24
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I enjoyed every single page of Black Sun! The plot and character development was incredible. I usually don‘t like books that jump between characters narrations but the way this book was written allowed me to be invested in each character wholeheartedly— cheering all of them on to success.
Great piece of fiction. Highly recommend this book!
My review: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ (5/5)

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babyruth2510
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4.5⭐️ Wow. I loved the world building, I loved the characters, I loved almost everything. Took a little while for me to get invested but once I understood what was going on, I was hooked. This book is a lot of set up for events to come, but oh man am I excited to continue on and find out what happens to Serapio.

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Julsmarshall
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Outstanding! Roanhorse builds the most amazing world inspired by pre-Columbian America; the story grabs you from the 1st page. The writing is beautiful & descriptive, and the indigenous and LGBTQ+ representation is subtle yet underlies every page. Filled with powerful, complicated characters that you can‘t help but root for, this book changed what I expect from fantasy & I can‘t wait to read the next in the series. #BookspinBingo @TheAromaofBooks

BookmarkTavern This has been on my TBR for months now! Your review is making me want to move it up! 2y
TheAromaofBooks Great review!! 2y
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rmaclean4
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A reread for me, loved it even more on the second listen. Now on to book 2, Fevered Star. 4 🌟

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sarahgreatlove
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Mehso-so

Ehhh… I was really excited about this and I DID finish it, if I really don‘t like a book I just don‘t finish. I think I had really hoped to love it more, i‘d heard amazing reviews and I had really enjoyed the authors Star Wars books. I wonder if for once I may have enjoyed print rather than audio? Who knows! So that‘s unhelpful overall but maybe give this a try 🤷🏼‍♀️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️💫

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PaperbackPirate
Black Sun | Rebecca Roanhorse
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I updated my #pantone2022 challenge card today.

I added:
❤️ The Hundred and One Dalmatians - #innuendo
💚 The Last Thing He Told Me - #basil
💛 Black Sun - #popcorn
🤎 Gordath Wood - #SudanBrown

😁 Yay! I got a bingo!

💞 Again, they match much better irl.

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NikkiCureton
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May you drown in shallow water; May your song be never heard; May you fall in love with a man; May your mouth ever fill with salt. — Teek curse ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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PaperbackPirate
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Behold my April TBR…
☠️ Finish Skeleton Crew by Stephen King

☀️ I read the tagged book already, and I‘m looking forward to the second book in the Between Earth and Sky trilogy.

1️⃣ Read The Hundred and One Dalmatians by Dodie Smith for the #MonthlyKeyWordGXO challenge
(I loved A Tree Grows in Brooklyn)

#AprilTBR #tbr

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sebrittainclark
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I finished 3 of my #newyearwhodis books and loved them all. Black Sun and Piranesi were both 5 star reads for me.

I'm currently reading The Witch's Heart and should finish that in February. And I'd definitely like to read a few others from the throughout the year.

Thanks to @Johanna414 for the fantastic list and @monalyisha for organizing! @nywd22

Johanna414 Your list was awesome too!! I'm finishing up The Inheritance of Orquidea Divina and I think that is going to end up my favorite of the books I read from your list 😍 2y
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Pogue
Black Sun | Rebecca Roanhorse
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My current physical TBR stack. I don‘t have a problem, I don‘t have a problem.

DuckOfDoom But it looks like an awesome TBR stack 😍 2y
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PuddleJumper
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Absolutely amazing! I stopped reading half way through because I didn't want to finish the book too quickly.

The world building is unique and instantly drew me in. The POV switches gave more insight into the characters and the different factions they were involved in. It's a breath of fresh air in a very saturated and tropey genre

TheBookAddict There‘s a second book coming out later this year!!! I can‘t wait to get it!!! 2y
PuddleJumper @TheBookAddict Is there? That's awesome! Might have to preorder that 😅 2y
TheBookAddict Yes, me too! 😆 2y
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CaseyTheCanadianLesbrarian
Black Sun | Rebecca Roanhorse
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I wrote about my favourite reads of 2021 (not necessarily published last year) on Casey the Canadian Lesbrarian! The ol' blog has been pretty neglected these days. (The last post I did before this one was ... a list of my favourite books I read in 2020). The books are almost all queer and mostly Canadian or Indigenous.
What were your favourite reads last year?

https://caseythecanadianlesbrarian.com/2022/01/21/my-favourite-reads-of-2021/

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PuddleJumper
Black Sun | Rebecca Roanhorse
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What do you mean I have to stop reading and adult? But it's so good!

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sebrittainclark
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5/5

My first 5 star read of the year! I absolutely loved this Central American inspired epic fantasy full of gods and adventure. I am glad I only read it four months before the sequel comes out because the ending left me absolutely shocked. I cannot wait to pick up the sequel as well.

Thanks @Johanna414 for the #newyearwhodis list. I absolutely loved my first read off your list. @monalyisha #nywd22

Mitch What a great way to start off your reading year. Plus - fab cover! 2y
monalyisha Hooray! I‘m glad you mentioned the timeline for the sequel because, while this *is* on my TBR, I may wait a little longer to pick it up. 😉 2y
Johanna414 I‘m so glad you liked it! I might have to reread it myself before the sequel comes out… 2y
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