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The Witch's Heart
The Witch's Heart | Genevieve Gornichec
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When a banished witch falls in love with the legendary trickster Loki, she risks the wrath of the gods in this fierce, subversive debut novel that reimagines Norse myth. Angrbodas story begins where most witchs tales end: with a burning. A punishment from Odin for refusing to give him knowledge of the future, the fire leaves Angrboda injured and powerless, and she flees into the farthest reaches of a remote forest. There she is found by a man who reveals himself to be Loki, and her initial distrust of him grows reluctantly into a deep and abiding love. Their union produces three unusual children, each with a secret destiny, who she is keen to raise at the edge of the world, safely hidden from Odin's all-seeing eye. But as Angrboda slowly recovers her prophetic powers, she learns that her blissful lifeand possibly all of existenceis in danger. Angrboda must choose whether she'll accept the fate that she's foreseen for her beloved family...or rise to remake their future. From the most ancient of tales, this novel forges a story of love, loss and hope for the modern age.
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lumbricuslibri
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I find it fitting that I finished this today. Happy Mother's Day to all mothers and mother figures out there! 💖
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I loved this! I cried 😭
Made me want to read more about Norse mythology (and/or retellings) as I know very little of it.

lumbricuslibri The only things I know about Norse myth are from these retellings in different forms: Valkyrie Profile (PS1), Ah! My Goddess (Manga/ Anime), Ragnarok: Into the Abyss (Manhwa) and MCU Thor (Movies). 2w
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BookwormAHN
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Day 6 of #WyrdAndWonderChallenge #Mythic
I love this retelling of Angrboda and Loki 🧡
@imyril @deargeekplace

imyril I‘ve heard so many good things about this one! 2w
JaneyWaneyB I loved this book so much. So far my favourite read of the year 💖📚🤩 2w
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lumbricuslibri
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Got this on Kindle for only $1.99. Enjoying it so far.
Thanks for the recommendation, @Ericalambbrown 😄

#FirstLineFridays
@ShyBookOwl

Johanna414 I loved this one! 3w
Ericalambbrown Yay!!! I sure hope you continue to enjoy it (edited) 3w
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Sargar114
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@CBee They came!!! Thank you so much 💛. I‘m super excited to add these to my shelf and read them and the book marks are very cute! They‘ll be great for my buddy reads…unless my boys get a hold of them and they end up being toys haha. Thanks again!!! 🥰

CBee Hooray! So glad to hear they made it safely! Those are two favorite books (and the whole Lunar Chronicles series is just 🔥) so I hope you enjoy! ♥️😊 1mo
Sargar114 @CBee I love a good series! I‘m so excited 😬 1mo
CBee @Sargar114 oh and my goodness you were NOT kidding about Part 5 in the Obama book - I still love it but it‘s just sooooo much foreign policy and I feel like it‘s totally going over my head 😂😂 1mo
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Sargar114 @CBee I feel the same way when it comes to the nitty gritty of politics! 🤪 1mo
CBee @Sargar114 glad I‘m not the only one 😂🤦‍♀️ Fave part though is when Malia basically tells him that he needs to save the tigers ♥️♥️ 1mo
Sargar114 @CBee Mine too! Makes that whole section seem a little more down to Earth. 🐯🌎 4w
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alliworm88
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The Witch's Heart was actually very emotional. It took you on a rollercoaster of emotions from begining to end, which isn't what you'd expect from a fantasy but its what you get from this one. It was very interesting though with all that she gave birth to and all that was prophesied but I won't give that away. You'll have to read it to find that out, but it was an amazing book, if you ask me.

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alliworm88
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I'm loving this book so far. I'm 66% into it so far and it's so not what I expected. I thought it would be one of those books that I wouldnt get into or understand but I actually get everything that's going on and I'm totally into it.

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Insightsintobooks
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MicrobeMom Excellent book! 1mo
Soubhiville Yes! I loved this one too! 1mo
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cosmicgoddess
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Making progress! Almost done. Enjoying a relaxing bachelorette party on the great lakes with a great book.

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cosmicgoddess
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Great read so far! Started it off on audio and I absolutely love the narration.

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4/5

I really enjoyed the reimagining of the story of Ragnarok from the perspective of Loki's wife. It's beautiful and heartbreaking and just an all around wonderful read.

JuniperWilde I love this book, too. Heartbreaking and heart expanding ♥️ 3mo
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sebrittainclark
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1. The Witch's Heart by Genevieve Gornichec and Good Enough by Kate Bowler and Jessica Richie

2. Paladin's Grace by T. Kingfisher

3. The Dragon's Bridge by Katee Robert

#weekendreads @rachelsbrittain

peanutnine This is the third time Paladin's Grace has come across my radar in the last week. The universe might me telling me something lol 3mo
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JaneyWaneyB
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This story is wonderfully crafted. The focus is on the characters, their thoughts, their desires & the fates that await them. You are not lost in descriptions but in the turmoil of the characters lives. About half way through I did wonder if I'd see the book through, then suddenly I was hooked. It has been a long time since a book made me cry but this tale did just that, a mother's love is the strongest thing in all of the Nine Realms.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks So pretty 🖤 3mo
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ReadingEnvy
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Reading Envy Podcast Episode 238: Inanimate Objects with Courtney @Conservio

Courtney is back and before we jump into discussion of books we've read and liked recently, we discuss how our reading has changed over time.

Listen and subscribe:
https://tinyurl.com/ReadingEnvy238

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Bookfan1414
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This is an awful book. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ how dare you make me feel emotions….

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BookwormAHN
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I really loved this book. It's the first 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 book that I've read in awhile. It's a Norse mythology retelling of the witch Angroboda who married Loki and prophesied Ragnarok.
#BookSpinBingo @TheAromaofBooks
#WickedWords #winter (there were 3 years of winter before Ragnarok) @AsYouWish
#TheSupernaturalYear #Prophet @AkashaVampie
#Pantone2022 #Daffodil @Clwojick
#Booked2022 #religion @Cinfhen @4thhouseontheleft @BarbaraTheBibliophage

Cinfhen Cool choice!! I‘m intrigued #stacked 5mo
StaceGhost Really looking forward to this one! I‘ve had it on hold forever and this makes me even more excited 😊 5mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! Gorgeous cover, too!! 5mo
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AsYouWish Yay!!!! This books looks really good!!!💙💙💙💙 5mo
Clwojick Awesome colour match! 💖 5mo
AkashaVampie Great job sweetie... u are trying to cover all ur bases, aren't u? 5mo
BookwormAHN @AkashaVampie I may have signed up for a ton of challenges this year 😸 5mo
AkashaVampie @BookwormAHN haha sounds like it. 5mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage I am anxious to give this one a go! 5mo
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CBee
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#12booksof2021 #August @Andrew65
Amazing book that satisfied every part of my mythology loving nerdy self 😊😂♥️

Andrew65 Looks great. 5mo
Laughterhp I really need to read this one! 5mo
JacqMac This is on my TBR. I‘m looking forward to it. 5mo
CBee @Laughterhp it‘s SO good ♥️♥️♥️ 5mo
CBee @JacqMac hope you enjoy as much as I did! 5mo
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Conservio
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absolutely amazing. Never thought I‘d be on the side if the giants/trolls in Ragnarok.

definitely pulled at my heart strings.

5/5

#mythology #giant #magic #ragnarok #fuckloki

Yuki_Onna #fuckloki 😂 My year starts well... 5mo
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JaneyWaneyB
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A fantastic pile of books for Christmas 📚🎁🎄💚🎅 My TBR pile might be the size of a house now but I do love a good book and these beauties are perfect
Hope you have all had a lovely Christmas filled with bookish wonders 🥰📚🎁🎄🎅💚❤❄
#MerryChristmas #Booklovers #BookNerds #LibraryMouse #InkDrinker #ReadersLiveAThousandLives #BookWitch #BookGeek #LostInABook #SundayReadersClub #BookLover #JustOneMoreChapter #ProfessionalBookworm #LostInABook

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Conservio
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Trying to see how many books I can cram in before the new year #endofyear #mythology

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Jen2
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Loved it so much!!!

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EclecticBookLover
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Wasn't expecting this one to come in so soon, but im looking forward to it!

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Chrissyreadit
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Thank you Aletheia so much for the surprise!! I am so grateful for our friendship ❤️ and the thoughtfulness and generosity you always show. Sending you virtual hugs across the miles 🤍🤍🤍🤍

Avanders Yay!! I‘m glad you like it! ☺️🌺🎄♥️ 5mo
Chrissyreadit @Avanders you always send the best packages😘 also I sent you an email 😁 5mo
tokorowilliamwallace Nice, some Marisha Pessl.
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Booklover2
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️. A heartbreaking telling in the world of Norse Mythology of Loki, Angrboda, the mother of monsters and the fall of Asgard with the coming of Ragnorak. Such a sad story of love and loss. Wonderfully written. However it felt a bit too much like Circe with that one being slightly better.

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intothehallofbooks
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Mehso-so

Didn‘t love it, didn‘t hate it. Loved the mythology parts and the way I wanted to read more about Ragnarok on my own. But I was annoyed by these characters and their vindictive drama. I wanted it to be atmospheric tale but it really was not.

Glad I read it. Probably won‘t read it again.

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Lizpixie
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Bk4 of #20in4 #readathon & the last is done! Managed to finish this just before midnight Monday so it‘s just scraped in under the wire. And it‘s another #bingo on my #BookspinBingo board for October(we have till the 3rd right?) I loved this book❤️I have a huge weakness for Norse myths, the hubby & son wish they‘d been born Vikings, so it was very much in my wheelhouse. Plus it was told so beautifully & it had witches. Perfect🙌 #RagnarokForever

Andrew65 Great 👏👏👏 7mo
TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! 7mo
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GodsLioness
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I loved this book from the first page til the last, even if it did make me weep like a baby.

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Johanna414
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@kellyann28 I am SO glad you chose this for #lmpbc because who knows if I ever would have gotten to it otherwise, and it was just fantastic! Exactly the book I needed right now!
I'm finishing up my final thoughts and will get it in the mail in the next few days. @DanaManiac @TheBookKeepers

DanaManiac Wasn‘t it sooo good?! I don‘t think I would have come across it either! 7mo
Johanna414 @DanaManiac Honestly, this was one of the best rounds of #lmpbc I've done yet. The book I chose was probably my least favorite of the 4, and I still really enjoyed it- I just LOVED all the others! 7mo
TheBookKeepers I loved this one!! It really has been an awesome round! @DanaManiac I may be a little late mailing mine again 🙈 we‘re still renovating the new house and im behind my reading schedule. Also congrats on getting married!!!!!!!! Your new profile pic is so cute! 7mo
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DanaManiac @TheBookKeepers That‘s okay- no worries! And thank you! ☺️ 7mo
DanaManiac @Johanna414 I agree! This was such a great round. The books were all so different and great! 7mo
kellyann28 I'm glad you all liked it too. I'm not sure how to describe this book other than it felt...refreshing? Unique? Uniquely refreshing?! 😂 I'm not sure but I loved it 7mo
Johanna414 @kellyann28 finally got this in the mail today! You should have it by Tuesday 7mo
kellyann28 Thank you! 😍 7mo
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Cathy_J
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I loved this one 😍 A retelling/reimagining of Norse mythology, it brings to life the story of the witch Angrboda. It was all woven together so well and I loved the characters. There's just something about Loki that is so interesting. ⭐⭐⭐⭐.5

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nichollinlove
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Angrboda, mother of monsters, has taken residence in my bookish heart. I've said it before here, but I love retellings. I love Mythology. Norse Mythology is something I have only explored with Gaiman. I could see the threads between his retellings and hers. The story got both emotional and tightly wound, making for a spectacular end. The audiobook narrator is a perfect fit for the story, truly. I will likely reread this in print.

🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

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Johanna414
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The library has been busy today, but I'm taking a few quiet moments to start this... loving it so far!

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Love this cover! 7mo
DanaManiac I can‘t wait to read your thoughts!! 7mo
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Johanna414
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@DanaManiac This got delivered a few days ago - sorry it took me so long to let you know its here! It's been a crazy week... I can't wait to dive in this weekend! @TheBookKeepers @kellyann28 #lmpbc

Soubhiville Oh, enjoy! I liked this one a lot. 7mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Beautiful cover 🖤🧡 7mo
kellyann28 I hope you enjoy it! 🧡 7mo
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DanaManiac
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4 ⭐️

I really enjoyed this retelling! I thought that the lack of chapters would have me feeling lost, but once things got going, I was so intrigued and couldn't stop until I finished the whole thing. I had never heard of this book until my postal book club, but am so glad that I discovered it and had the pleasure of reading it. It's such a complicated tale of love, heartache, betrayal and forgiveness. #LMPBC

kellyann28 I'm glad you enjoyed it! I, too, was a little scared of the "no chapters" bit at first! 7mo
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Loved this book! It‘s was so good. It tells the story of Angraboda - wife of Loki, mother of ‘monsters‘ - from her point of view. I knew little about Norse mythology outside of Neil Gaiman‘s work and occasional stories I read here and there. This was a wonderful retelling that I recommend to anyone interested in mythology.

hissingpotatoes That COVER, be still my heart! 8mo
Ericalambbrown @hissingpotatoes isn‘t it pretty? It‘s perfect! 8mo
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Emily92Bibliophile
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When I started it, I was afraid it would be too similar to “Circe” and “Ariadne”, both in themselves each retellings of mythological women whose tales fail to tell their true stories, and give them a voice.
I loved each of those books, but I wasn‘t sure how the author would tell the tale of the little-known giantess witch who married Loki…. For the rest of my REVIEW https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/4230208865

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Emily92Bibliophile
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Book mail! Other than Gaiman‘s “Norse Gods” and the D‘ aulaires Book of Norse Mythology, I have read very little on the subject. Excited to read a woman‘s side of the story, the wife of Loki, the Norse Giantess witch Angrboda. I have heard that what Madeline Miller gave to the voiceless Circe, Genevieve Gorbachev gives to Angrboda 🎉Here‘s hoping it will be wonderful 💙

BarbaraTheBibliophage I am definitely stacking this baby. I love Norse mythology and it has so many amazing women. 8mo
Emily92Bibliophile @BarbaraTheBibliophage it‘s good so far! And I can‘t help visualizing Tom Hiddleston as Loki 😍 please Let me know of your other favorite reads about Norse Mythology + women if you get a chance ! 8mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage @Emily92Bibliophile Here‘s one that‘s history, mythology, and a bit of fiction all rolled into one. It‘s excellent! 8mo
Emily92Bibliophile @BarbaraTheBibliophage that sounds amazing! Thank you! 8mo
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DanaManiac
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Just got home from my final dress fitting and found this wtg for me! Gonna crack it open right after dinner. Thanks @TheBookKeepers ☺️ #lmpbc

TheBookKeepers Yay glad it made it! Hope you love it! 8mo
Shae_Purcell Ooh I love the cover! 8mo
DanaManiac @TheBookKeepers I‘m already cracking up and loving it so far! 8mo
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DanaManiac @Shae_Purcell isn‘t it gorgeous?! 8mo
TheBookKeepers Hey girl! FYI I‘m a little late on Things in Jars. We‘ve had a crazy few weeks with buying a house and fixing it up. I‘ll try to finish this next week and send it ASAP 8mo
DanaManiac @TheBookKeepers Hey! No worries at all- thanks for the heads up and congrats on the new house!! 8mo
TheBookKeepers Thank you! I‘ll let you know when it ships! 8mo
DanaManiac Hey @Johanna414 just a heads up that this is on its way to you! I didn‘t bring it with me on our honeymoon and it took awhile to add my notes from the audiobook when we got back! 8mo
Johanna414 @DanaManiac No worries! I hope you had a wonderful honeymoon - Congratulations!! 8mo
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StellaDz
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I was drawn in by the cover and then mesmerized with the story. Any book that makes me look up information while reading is a ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ read to me. It was engrossing, heartbreaking, and enchanting. Angrboda tries to ‘disappear‘ from the Norse gods that hate her and use her. But when her heart is returned to her, she finds she cannot escape fate, no matter how tragic it may be.

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Heart-breaking (!) and tender telling of the giantess/witch Angrboda as she tells her story, away from the Norse gods that only wish to use her and revile her.

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TheBookKeepers
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Absolutely loved this one! I‘ll get it mailed out this week @kellyann28 @DanaManiac @Johanna414 #lmpbc

Also I got Things in Jars already because Kelly is on top of life! 😘

Johanna414 Kelly is always on top of things!! 9mo
slategreyskies Is that a jar of jasmine? 9mo
TheBookKeepers @slategreyskies yes! I use it in my bubble baths 😍 9mo
slategreyskies That‘s a good idea! I have some jasmine and wasn‘t sure what to use it for. :) 9mo
kellyann28 😂😂 You and @Johanna414 are just buying into the illusion 9mo
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StellaDz
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Taking a break from thrillers! Let‘s get some Norse romance! #currentlyreading

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Writeme
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Another dive into Norse mythology, this time from a woman‘s view. This is a gorgeous, complex, feminist leaning account of the gods. Not as compelling as The Mists of Avalon, but so necessary. Loved Loki and the way the gods became human in the author‘s hands. Recommended!

AlisBookNookCorner On my TBR excited to get to it! 9mo
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CBee
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“Nothing ever dies. Not truly.” This book was incredible ♥️

MsMelissa One of my favourite reads this year 😍 9mo
CBee @MsMelissa definitely at the top of my favorites list as well!! 9mo
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The Witch's Heart - Genevieve Gornicech

My favourite read of July. It's a retelling of a myth, so totally my jam, but to switch it up I moved from the usual Greek to Norse mythology.

This tells the story of Angrboda and Loki and it's wonderful. Everyone has a crush on Loki, whether it's the traditional of Marvel incarnation, but I really fell for Angrboda in this book.

#norsemythology #loki #asgard #angrboda #thewitchsheart

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Sydneypaige
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I had no idea about the true mythological origins of Loki and Thor before this book and throughly enjoyed diving into these stories of the nine worlds. Loss and love and family and friendships are beautiful themes throughout this novel.

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TheBookKeepers
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Kelly‘s pick arrived today and I have mine packaged to mail out to Dana! @kellyann28 @DanaManiac @Johanna414 #lmpbc

DanaManiac Yay! I can‘t wait- hard to believe it‘s time for our August reads already!! 10mo
TheBookKeepers Right! Where did summer go? 😂 @DanaManiac 10mo
kellyann28 You gotta tell me your thoughts on this after you read it. I can't wait the 3 months to find out! 10mo
TheBookKeepers Haha no problem! @kellyann28 10mo
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ParkerFinn
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I loved this book! I was never really much into Norse mythology that wasn‘t written by Rick Riordan, but oh my gods I loved this. I think the beginning was a little slow but the ending was great. Definitely a must read.

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Cindyelizavaz
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Look what finally arrived in the mail! After two months. This book got lost amidst the Covid frenzy here and finally made its way to my arms and bookshelves, yesterday!

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Beautiful cover 🖤 10mo
Cindyelizavaz @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I know right?! Loveeee it!! ❤️ 10mo
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kellyann28
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I LOVED this book! I am very glad that I picked this one for #LMPBC ! I will get this out to @TheBookKeepers (I think) tomorrow! ❤
@Johanna414 @DanaManiac

TheBookKeepers Yayyy I‘m so excited! 10mo
Johanna414 I'm really excited for this one!! 10mo
DanaManiac I can‘t wait to read this!! 10mo
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