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Among the Beasts and Briars
Among the Beasts and Briars | Ashley Poston
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MadelineMcCrae
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I‘ve recently started turning away from YA fiction but this was a pleasant surprise. I wasn‘t a huge fan of the audio narration but this fairytale retelling was unique and a little dark. It‘s labeled a retelling on goodreads, but I‘m honestly not sure what it is a retelling of. Each of the characters had a lot of growth and I enjoyed the world building. Not the best retelling, but a creative and enjoyable one.

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Traci1
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#Black is probably one of the easiest of the #scarathlondailyprompts. Probably a good 1/4 of my books have mostly black covers. I wonder why it's such a common thing. Anyway, these three are from my TBR shelves. I believe they're all from my Owlcrate backlogs. I really should get to them sometime...

#teamslaughter
@Clwojick

Clwojick 😍They all have such stunning covers! 2mo
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TheQuietQuill
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It‘s been a while my Litsy friends! I‘m going to start off my first post after a hiatus with a review 😜


This book was very fun, but somewhat lacking. The storyline was fantasy and magical, but I just couldn‘t connect with the characters at all. That cover though is stunning 🤩

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Twainy
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🎧 I didn‘t know what to expect from this OwlCrate book.

It was a whimsical YA fairytale. I‘d say it‘s family safe. Magic & monsters. A collection of fairytale tropes that a younger teenager might enjoy.

I enjoyed it. The publisher‘s summary is spot on. #sharreadathon

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks ❤️📚🖤 9mo
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ShyBookOwl
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This is me as of September 1st, basking in the anticipation of my fall TBR.
I'm all about witches and fairytales this time of year... but I'm currently reading Project Hail Mary alongside Among the Beasts and Briars 🤷🏽‍♀️ Loving both.

Zoes_Human This art is everything I feel about fall/winter. 💙 1y
ShyBookOwl @Zoes_Human Same! My mom actually sent it to me because it reminded her of me lol I added the TBR stack though 😏 1y
ShelleyBooksie What a beautiful illustration 1y
Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick I think of them as the -burr months. Just last week it was 97° in the shade and I was sweating bullets. Last night I went to an outdoor event and was still chilly with my thin sweater. 1y
ShyBookOwl @Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick Yeah, this time of year the weather fluctuates sooo much throughout the day where I am. Chilly when you wake up and go to bed, and sweltering in between 😅 1y
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ShyBookOwl
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IT IS SAID that the first king of Aloriya was born with fire in his blood.
#firstlinefridays

rainflower1427 Such a wonderful book. 11mo
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ShyBookOwl
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Done trimming my one still-living plant 😅 and diving into this one

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vlwelser
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I love Ashley Poston. I devour her books. And I think the worst part is finishing because there isn't any more book to read. This one had a super secret clue at the very end that there may be more of these. So we shall see what she comes up with next.

I would read these no matter what they looked like, but how awesome is this cover?

#BookSpinBingo free space
@TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks That is a genuinely fabulous cover! 1y
GondorGirl Both the cover and the book are fantastic! 1y
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HeatherBlue
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I can‘t handle how much I LOVED this book. I keep walking around smiling because this book brought me so much joy. 💖

rubyslippersreads Lovely cover! 2y
Cathythoughts It IS a beautiful cover ... 2y
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hannah-leeloo
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Ok ok the last of my book buying spree 😅😬📚 managed to get the rest of the A G Howard works for my collection @thegirlwiththelibrarybag . Also loved the cover of the top book and hope its good. Anyone read it? Happy weekend everyone 📚❤📖

thegirlwiththelibrarybag Woohoo! Congrats on completing your set! 2y
hannah-leeloo Thank you @thegirlwiththelibrarybag now I just have to get round to reading them 😅❤ 2y
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abookishbutterfly
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While this was remarkable in its own right, with gorgeous prose, a deftly molded atmosphere, and creative storytelling, it didn‘t produce strong emotions for me, while my expectations demanded it should.

My full review: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/3710240298

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Kar2b
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This was such a great read. The detail that went into describing the bone eaters and the cursed forest, the complexity of characters, the adorable relationship between Daisy and Fox... these were the magic ingredients that made this story come alive. I loved it!

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dearb00kshelves
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What I liked:
I really loved the atmosphere in this book. It‘s definitely the strongest part for me. The creepy forest crawling with zombie-esque creatures cursed by the woods themselves really made for strong imagery that was fun to read about. The description of the main threat, the Ancient, also painted a creepy picture and I‘d really like to see some fanart of him. I also like the softer side of the atmosphere... cont on IG dearb00kshelves

rather_be_reading gorgeous cover! 2y
dearb00kshelves @rather_be_reading right? *Stunning* 2y
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Mleanne
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Sweetkokoro
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With the cringe dialogue, the obvious plot and the unnecessary (and weird as hell) romance this just fell flat for me in the “fairytale” aspect. Plus the one character I wanted to see most I NEVER GOT TO SEE. ALSO IT ENDS WITH A STUPID TIME JUMP AND RUINS THE ENTIRE END OF THE STORY. I hate time jumps that don‘t let you actually see what happens in the final battle & instead you get it all wrapped up with a neat little bow and everyone is happy 🤮

Sweetkokoro Also yes I am playing catch up on my digital ARCs. Now that I have a kindle it will be much easier for me. Reading on my phone was just to difficult for my eyes. 2y
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Nitpickyabouttrains
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A cute ya fantasy.

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Gnora
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Among the Beasts and Briars was a charming YA Fantasy which puts something of an original spin on the genre. I especially love how refreshingly open it is in its pro LGBTQ+ stance.

I listened to this one on audio and the recording was excellent.

#youngadult #YA #fantasy #challenge #libby #audiobook #audio #library

Gnora Fantasy Challenge: https://booksinwonderland.com/fantasy-reading-challenge/

Full disclosure: I am not doing this challenge in the order on the site because I know that I don't usually do well with set monthly challenges that way. I'll say that in this post and not again.
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Gnora
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Picked up a new audiobook on #libby and so far I‘m enjoying it! I don‘t remember where I saw this book or why I added it to my TBR, but I‘m not regretting it. 🤗

#libby #audio #fantasy #ya #magic

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Bono394
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Trying for another 24B421 reading challenge. I've hit 4 hours and only have a few pages left of this book. Can I squeeze one more book into 2020? Let's find out!

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Slajaunie
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Really enjoyed this simple yet engaging story.

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Slajaunie
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Starting this today. Special Owlcrate edition! Eeek!

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DustieP
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I really enjoyed reading this story! I started out slow due to being busy with life and such, but today I finished the book. At first, I was annoyed with the repetition of her saying “I‘m just a gardener‘s daughter.” However her character grew by the end of the story. I‘m wondering if there will be a sequel? There were hints about who her mother was but it wasn‘t revealed at the end.

Chrissyreadit Welcome to Litsy! @LitsyWelcomeWagon has great tips and tools about using the app. 2y
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Gryffleclaw95
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ (4.5/5)

I didn‘t expect to fly through this book, but I managed to read this one in less than a day. This book was a bit dark, and it was a good fantasy read filled with flawed characters, humor, action, and some romance. My only complaints are that Cerys was a tad annoying with the constant crying and the constant “but I‘m a gardener‘s daughter” spiel for a good chunk of the book, but she redeemed herself in the end.

DustieP I agree! I got annoyed with the repetition of “I‘m just a gardener‘s daughter.” I really enjoyed the story. I‘m a little disappointed the storyline of who are mother is wasn‘t wrapped up. It was alluded to several times but not addressed at the end. 2y
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Meghan1
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Now onto this beauty from my October I Smell Books YA subscription box!

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Meghan1
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#ismellbooks #ismellbooksbox #open.snap.tag.share

Here is the unboxing of the first I Smell Books box! It was amazing! I have extra pins and stickers to give away, for being a rep! Let me know if you want one!

Fuzzy socks, a tote, tea, a beautiful bookmark, and more! I am proud to represent I Smell Books!

Discount code (20% off): LOVEYA2020 www.Ismellbooks.com

Unboxing video here: https://youtu.be/XZDnwYx_NUg

@wanderinglynn

booksandsympathy I commented on the video that I'd like a pin, please. Didn't know if that's where to tell you or if on here is. 2y
Meghan1 @booksandsympathy you can email me your address at Gidget1982@gmail.com and I will send one out to you! 2y
booksandsympathy Thank you so much! 2y
Sleepswithbooks Did you find out what those sticks were @Meghan1 😂 2y
Meghan1 @Stacypatrice I think they might be honey for the tea! 2y
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Meghan1
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Hi everyone! I have been chosen to promote a brand new Young Adult book box, called I Smell Books!

The tagged book was included in their first box. I am waiting to receive my first box, which will be October‘s. I will post unboxing photos when I receive it.

Until then, here is a discount code if you are interested in trying it: LOVEYA2020 (20% discount).

You can check out their website at ismellbooks.com or ismellbooks.net!

wanderinglynn Please tag me when you do the unboxing. I‘d like to see what‘s kind of things are in it. 🎃 2y
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Schlinkles
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So I ended up really disliking my original pick for this round of our #lmpbc @TsundokuAleax and @bookandcat and just didn‘t even want to send it on. I instead went with a tried and true author who we‘ve all enjoyed in the past and this did not disappoint. This was fantasy as only Ashley Poston can write it and I found it eminently charming.

bookandcat This looks good! I can't believe Blue Ticket was that bad, I loved The Water Cure! 2y
rubyslippersreads That cover! 2y
Schlinkles @bookandcat It was like she was trying to retell The Handmaid‘s Tale poorly 2y
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bookandcat @Schlinkles ugh that sucks! 2y
TsundokuAleax Ahhhhh!!! I am so excited because I really want to read this. Also I mailed everything last week and forgot to post because I am a monster. 2y
Schlinkles @TsundokuAleax Good! I thought you both would be ok with reading this instead. I‘ll be sending it out tomorrow to you. Sorry I took so long! 2y
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