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Amari and the Night Brothers
Amari and the Night Brothers | B. B. Alston
Artemis Fowl meets Men in Black in this exhilarating debut middle grade fantasy, the first in a trilogy filled with #blackgirlmagic. Perfect for fans of Tristan Strong Punches a Hole in the Sky, the Percy Jackson series, and Nevermoor. Amari Peters has never stopped believing her missing brother, Quinton, is alive. Not even when the police told her otherwise, or when she got in trouble for standing up to bullies who said he was gone for good. So when she finds a ticking briefcase in his closet, containing a nomination for a summer tryout at the Bureau of Supernatural Affairs, shes certain the secretive organization holds the key to locating Quintonif only she can wrap her head around the idea of magicians, fairies, aliens, and other supernatural creatures all being real. Now she must compete for a spot against kids whove known about magic their whole lives. No matter how hard she tries, Amari cant seem to escape their intense doubt and scrutinyespecially once her supernaturally enhanced talent is deemed illegal. With an evil magician threatening the supernatural world, and her own classmates thinking shes an enemy, Amari has never felt more alone. But if she doesnt stick it out and pass the tryouts, she may never find out what happened to Quinton.
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MaggieCarr
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Mehso-so

First buddy-read with my kiddo in awhile, first since middle school for sure. I think I enjoyed her excitement more than my own. I picked up on some foreshadowing she didn't so watching her get upset with characters and/or disagreeing with their actions was superior to my own read.

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rachelsbrittain
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The wait is over! You can find the magic school of your choosing with these middle grade fantasy novels set at magical schools.

bookriot.com/acceptances-are-in-at-these-incredible-magic-schools-for-kids/

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Whollybologna
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I had several books with Night in the title and I will no doubt read them all at some point but this one was my choice. I also went outside for this and I was quite cold. The sacrifices I make for this team… #scarathlon2023 #scarathlon #mischiefandmayhem #scarathlonphotochallenge day 12: night

PuddleJumper 🖤🧡🖤 4mo
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Liatrek
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Pickpick

Fantastic start to a series! I loved every minute of Amari‘s journey into this supernatural world to find her brother. I honestly did not see the reveal at the end coming. Im so excited to start the next book ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

CatLass007 Beautiful kitty 🐈‍⬛ 6mo
Karisimo I love this book too and recommend it all the time! 6mo
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DimeryRene
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I‘ve been meaning to read this for years! Finally have the audio 🩵

New Kid on the Book It's a really fun book :)! 6mo
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Booksandtea23
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BriannaT
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Pickpick

Ventured into the children‘s section for this because my cousins loved it, and so did I! I guess another trope I like is “magic kids going to magic school/camp.” Amari uncovers a whole new reality when she receives a message from her missing brother. The supernatural world is real, she‘s a magician, and magicians are illegal. Prejudice is nothing new to Amari, but she has to fight a whole lot of it in order to be accepted and find her brother.

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BarbaraJean
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Pickpick

A much-belated review of this #AuldLangSpine pick from @Karisimo ! This was a delight. The Harry Potter vibes were strong here, if Hogwarts were a summer program in the US, with better diversity. I loved getting to know Amari as she navigated a newly-discovered magical world, discovered new friends and enemies, and worked to uncover the truth behind her brother‘s disappearance. I‘m looking forward to the next installment! #SeriesLove2023

TheBookHippie I love this book. 10mo
TheSpineView Great job! 10mo
Andrew65 Well done 👏👏👏 I loved this. 10mo
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Larkken
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Pickpick

1. Biology or English
2. Taking the chance to review this sweet little middle grade magic school book! Lots of HP callbacks in it with some fun twists, and the main character was fun and believable.
@TheSpineView #twofortuesday

TheSpineView Thanks for playing! Have a great day! 10mo
Larkken @TheSpineView thank you! Hope you have a great day too. 10mo
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Skeeterisme
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Pickpick

Cute!

Twainy I enjoyed this book. Easy family read. 11mo
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mjtwo
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Pickpick

1-21 Jan 23
A fantastic debut about Amari, a clever, Black girl from the Projects who fails to follow in the hallowed footsteps of her elder brother at the elite private school she attends by scholarship. When that brother disappears, the police assume he has gone the way of most Black youths in their neighbourhood but Amari knows otherwise. And one night she receives a ‘Waking Dream‘ from Quentin which introduces her to the supernatural world.

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Daisey
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Amari gets an unexpected nomination to participate in a summer program at the Bureau of Supernatural Affairs, the same secret organization she learns her older brother was a part of before he mysteriously disappeared. There she learns she has undiscovered powers and continues to face people that think she doesn‘t belong because of her background and abilities. This is an action packed beginning to the series.

#MiddleGrade #TRS2022 #audiobook

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New Kid on the Book
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Pickpick

“‘Welcome to the Bureau of Supernatural Affairs.‘
An enormous hall greets us, and I gasp – it‘s filled with all kinds of strange sights. A flock of fairies twinkles past like floating Christmas lights (…). Witches zip by overhead on brooms (…). What in the world have I gotten myself into?”
-Amari and the Night Brothers🌌
Image from UK cover!
https://newkidonthebookreviews.wordpress.com/2022/09/20/review-amari-and-the-nig...

Bibliomania I loved Amari and can't wait to read Book 2. 1y
New Kid on the Book @Bibliomania I'm looking forward to reading the sequel too! 1y
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New Kid on the Book
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Pickpick

A fast-paced fantasy with twists and turns! Amari and the Night Brothers captivates readers with strong characters and an exciting plot.
Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐
🌌 I wrote a full review on my blog: https://newkidonthebookreviews.wordpress.com/2022/09/20/review-amari-and-the-nig... 🌌

#mg #childrensbook #middlegrade #mglit #middlegradebooks #bookreview #bookcover #kidlit #magical #fantasy #magic

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SpeculativeFemale
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Pickpick

Picked this one up after hearing some good things - wanted to check it out before possibly getting it for my niece for Christmas. So glad I did because I loved it! Fantastic world-building, fun plot, and characters that feel like they could step right off the page. I definitely need to get my hands on the next book.

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Zoe-h
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Pickpick

This book was awesome. Best middle grade fantasy I‘ve read. I was into every twist and turn (though not so much the illustrations) and totally did not expect all of the plot twist at the end. 5🌟

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Evita
Pickpick

3 out of 5

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MelanieSolane
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#alphabetgame
The #letterA was from yesterdat but I decided to join this challenge a bit later! 😅
The letter A reminds me of my most recent finished book Amari and the Night Brothers from B. B Alston.

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MelanieSolane
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I made this drawing of a passage from the book Amari and the Night Brothers from B. B. Alston. I loved the passage in which Agent Fiona empowers Amari. It really feels like a switch in the mindset of the main character. 🥺🙈

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MelanieSolane
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I just finished bingeing this book. I wasn't sure if I would like it because of Amari telling the story from her perspective but after a while it felt natural to connect to the story in that way.
Near the end of the book, I felt like a lot was still to happen. The story had a nice pace and took me by the hand but I felt like the ending could have been longer to deepen the ending.
Still, I loved this book and its semi open ending.
Would recommend!

BookmarkTavern Welcome to Litsy! 🎉🎉🎉 2y
MelanieSolane @ozma.of.oz Thank you so much! I am excited to meet fellow book lovers here! 🤗🥰 2y
BookmarkTavern Lots of us here! Your bio says fairy tales, you should check out the #FairyTaleReadingChallenge ! There have been a lot of fun books shared there! 2y
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MelanieSolane @ozma.of.oz That sounds interesting! Thanks! Is the challenge with some sort of list of books (something like that?) or is it people recommending books? 2y
BookmarkTavern So it‘s a yearly challenge hosted by @Charityann ! Each month has a fairy tale, and you‘re encouraged to read retellings of that fairy tale and share your review with the hashtag! July has been Aladdin, and August is going to be Robin Hood! 2y
MelanieSolane @ozma.of.oz oehh looks fun to me! Thank you for the recommendation. I will check it out! 2y
MelanieSolane @ozma.of.oz I just read the information! That is just right for me! Only the printable bookmark is a big yes for me! 😁😁😁 2y
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CaitlinByTheBook
Mehso-so

I didn‘t love this book. Heard about it from The Currently Reading podcast. I don‘t read a lot of middle grade so I wanted to give this a try. Borrowed the digital copy from my library.

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SW-T
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Pickpick

Amari just wants to find her brother. She‘s willing to do whatever it takes to find him and is tired of being underestimated by the people around her. A fun supernatural romp full of magicians, fairies, aliens, and other supernatural creatures.

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LazyLimaLife
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Pickpick

I‘d bought this for my cousin‘s daughter last Christmas and decided to give it read myself. It is really good!

Amari‘s brother Quentin is missing and she just got expelled from school. A new summer “leadership” program provides an entry to a surprising supernatural world. Amari must find her place in it.

It‘s a middle grade book - probably a little too advanced for an 8 yr old? 🤷🏾‍♀️ But it‘s still a good read-aloud story.

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Chelleo
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@Amandajoy You and C made his day! He was soooo ecstatic about this late #BlitsySwap arrival! He was walking around like the cat who caught the canary, saying, “This ball is so sick!” It‘s absolutely perfect. Thanks so much for your thoughtful and generous gift!

Chelleo @Amandajoy Forgot to mention that he is chomping at the bit to read Amari and The Night Brothers…we‘re just wrapping up the last Harry Potter book before we get started. 2y
Amandajoy I‘m glad he liked it! It wasn‘t book related, but Caden and I thought it was cool. (I actually forgot it hadn‘t got there yet, so thanks for posting!) 2y
Hooked_on_books He‘s a good looking kid. He‘s gonna be a hunk when he gets older! 2y
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Bookish_Gal
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Pickpick

What a book. Def agree with it feeling of Harry Potter and Percy Jackson. Amari only wants to find her missing brother. I really liked the trials the bureau puts the special agent trainees into. Amari was very creative. Also made a good point about where she came from. The final twists had me going. This was a hard book to put down at any point. It just kept going.

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Chelleo
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@Amandajoy He‘s been begging to open his #BlitsySwap package non-stop since yesterday & within 5 minutes of opening everything asked if he can do the swap again next year! He loved everything but the hands-down winner was the Lego book light. He uses them all the time and we can never have enough around the house. Looking forward to reading the books together. I loved Amari and can‘t wait for him to read it too! BTW, C did a great wrapping job!!

wanderinglynn Love that tee! 💜 awesome photos! 2y
MeganAnn Love seeing how happy your boys are opening their swaps! Tristan Strong is fantastic — my whole family loved it. 💖 2y
Chelleo @MeganAnn that‘s on my TBR list so can‘t wait to read them with both my little guys! We like to listen to the audiobooks in the car and K will read along…sometimes he‘ll read ahead and we have to catch up. 2y
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Bookwormjillk That‘s an amazing t-shirt! 2y
Gissy Another happy face! What a pretty shirt, lovely! Well, maybe he is going to like those expressions of lovely and pretty ☺️But he looks so happy and with the candy too. 2y
MeganAnn @Chelleo We like to listen to audiobooks in the car too, especially during longer car rides! In fact, we listened to Tristan Strong on a road trip and the narrator was great. We were all hooked! 💖 I love that K reads along and gets so into it he reads ahead. You‘re raising some fantastic readers and as a mother of a son who likes to read, it makes me so happy to see that. 2y
Sbonnette That is an awesome shirt and I must find one of these book lights for my kiddos. 2y
LeshaMac I love seeing the kiddos faces💜it was great idea including them in the swap 2y
Amandajoy Caden was very excited when he wanted Tristan Strong & I‘ve been tempted to steal Amari & the Night Brothers from Corrine. I‘m glad he liked everything. There may still be one thing coming. We ordered something else because we thought it was cool even if it wasn‘t book related. 2y
riversong153 🙌🏾🙌🏾🙌🏾🙌🏾 2y
GreenGrl87 They look so happy! 🥺🥰 2y
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LibrarianRyan
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Still on my TBR and now on yours too!

Best Middle Grade novel for #LitsyAwards2021. Make sure to get your copy for #MiddleGradeMarch and get ready for the sequel out this spring/summer.

Nessavamusic It was great! 2y
Twainy Loved it 2y
TracyReadsBooks Such a great book! Loved it!!! 2y
Clwojick Such a good book! I can‘t wait for the second one! 💖 2y
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Nessavamusic
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Pickpick

This was a wonderful middle grade fantasy adventure. I do not read much MG, but I saw this on a lot of favorite lists and decided to check it out. Amari‘s brother has disappeared, and in her search to find him she discovers magic in the world. 5⭐️
#bookspinbingo - Bingo!
#ReadHarder - Adventure story by BIPOC author
#PopSugar - #ownvoices SFF
2nd book done for #20in4 #Readathon

TheAromaofBooks Yay bingo!!! 2y
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Libby1
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I have brought a strange combination of books with me this morning! A Children‘s fantasy, Obama‘s autobiography and a book about the menopause. 🤷🏼‍♀️

I wish you were here with me, @Oryx , for one of these fancy scones!

MaGoose That is an unusual combination of books. Hope you enjoy them all. 🙂 2y
Libby1 Thanks, @MaGoose ! Have a great day. ❤️📚❤️ 2y
Libby1 I thought I should tag the other two books. 2y
Oryx Alana's!!! Yum. Wish I was there! Next time I'm home I'll let you know ☺️ 2y
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Nessavamusic
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#WeekendReads

1. Reading tagged, The Worst Guy by Kate Canterbary and just started listening to Dark Skye by Kresley Cole
2. Go Tell the Bees I Am Gone
3. Out of the Clear Blue Sky by Kristan Higgins

rachelsbrittain Amari was one of my favorite books from last year! Enjoy! 2y
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ravenlee
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Today‘s spontaneous #bookhaul - top row is kiddo‘s, bottom row is mine. Annoyingly, my BN member discount didn‘t apply to the 50% books (I shouldn‘t quibble, I know, but that‘s why I renewed the damn thing today). Luckily my educator card goes for the rest, and as a homeschooler I consider all reading educational.

Tamra Bad Kitty is a favorite! 😼 2y
AkashaVampie U will love Amari!!!! Can't wait til the 2nd one comes out 2y
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underground_bks
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Pickpick

Harry Potter meets Men in Black in this middle grade science fantasy starring a girl whose search for her missing all-star older brother lands her in training as a junior agent in the Bureau of Supernatural Affairs, where she must discover much about herself, her abilities, and the magical world in order to uncover what happened to her brother. I enjoyed this but it didn‘t blow me away—I think I just don‘t care for the special agent stuff 😬

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Johanna414
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Pickpick

Finished this after school while cuddling with this needy boy...
What a fun story!! I saw the big plot twist coming from a mile away, but it was still an exciting journey to get there. I've got some specific students in mind who I think will really enjoy this one!
#catsofLitsy #middlegrade

AkashaVampie are you going to read the 2nd one when it comes out??? I'm looking forward to it. 2y
Johanna414 @AkashaVampie oh definitely!! 2y
Crazeedi Sweet Sweet kitty 😺 2y
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Johanna414
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Listening to this middle grade while getting some boring things done at work today - it's making the day fly by!

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Tera0707
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Pickpick

I really liked this one and cannot wait for the next book (coming Feb 2022)!

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rachelsbrittain
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Check out Book Riot's best books of the year, including my pick: Amari and the Night Brothers

bookriot.com/category/best-books-of-2021/

PatriciaU Amari & the Night Brothers wa sone of my faves this year. So, so good! 2y
Sharpeipup Amari & the Night brothers is a good pick. 2y
ManyWordsLater Cool list! 2y
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Tera0707
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Do you ever feel guilty for reading? I think this is why I‘ve been such a slow reader for years now. I used to devour books, but anymore, I feel guilty. I know I should be studying, or cleaning, or doing something productive, but I really want to just read this book (so good!). My husband told me to take advantage (no homework) and do some reading. Love that man 🥰 (sorry… I was just curious if anyone else ever felt that way)

Yuki_Onna Your hubby sounds great - and is absolutely right! 👍
(And yep, I also feel like you in that respect *cough* every now and then... *cough* 😄)
2y
Tera0707 @Yuki_Onna thank you 😊 He‘s a keeper, for sure. Haha glad to know I‘m not alone. 2y
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Tera0707
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I just started this and I can already tell I‘m going to love it! And that cover 😍💙

AkashaVampie It's a great read! 2y
Tera0707 @AkashaVampie I‘m so excited to really get into it! Seems to be on a lot of “Favorites” lists this year. 2y
AkashaVampie @Tera0707 totally. I saw a youtuber talk about it and thats how I got into it. I listened to the audiobook. It was great. Can't wait til the next one. 2y
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Branwen
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I bought a copy of this book earlier in the week because it is one of my favorite middle grade reads of the year, plus we're reading next month it for the tween/teen book club I run at the library and I wanted my own copy to take notes for our discussion! Look at the wonderful surprise under the dust jacket! 😍 All those pretty stars! ☄

wanderinglynn I love when the hard covers have a design! 💜😍 2y
hannah-leeloo I have to always remove the jacket to see the beauty of the hard cover when I get a new book @wanderinglynn 2y
Branwen @wanderinglynn @hannah-leeloo Me too! It's always such a fun surprise! 😍💕📚 2y
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Professional_Book_Dragon
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I LOVED this book. It felt very Harry Potter…almost like I was reading Harry Potter for the first time all over again! Swooning over this book!

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sb3626
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Finally got to finishing up this book! Really enjoyed it and look forward to the sequel coming out! Loved the world building

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Rachiiebookdragon
Pickpick

A great book 😊 4.25/5 Read for the August #Buzzwordathon - Time of Day

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SilverShanica
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I am posting one book per day from my to-be-read collection. No description and providing no reason for wanting to read it, I just do. Some will be old, some will be new - don‘t judge me I have a lot of books.
Join the fun if you want. This is day 212.
#bookstoread
#tbrpile
#bookstagram

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AkashaVampie
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AkashaVampie
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Gunna do some #audiogaming this evening.

Not sure which lego game!

#IPromiseToRead
#IPledgeToRead

@ElizaMarie @AsYouWish @jb72

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AkashaVampie
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Listening party while I paint my nails black and purple (to match my hair).

#IPromiseToRead
#IPledgeToRead

@ElizaMarie @AsYouWish @jb72

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AkashaVampie
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They turned out good... only problem is that I fricken burnt the back of my throat trying to eat it. Now it feels like I have something in the back of my throat but there's nothing there. Grrrrr!!!

@ElizaMarie @AsYouWish @jb72

Alfoster We‘ll be right over to help you eat them!😂 Ok, really, sorry you are in pain!😫 3y
AkashaVampie @Alfoster haha thanks! 3y
AkashaVampie @eri.reads if u ate wanting to listen to the tagged book, its on Scribd right now. I have posted before for a link for 60 days free. Anyone is welcome to it. 3y
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AkashaVampie
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Listen to Amari while making a twist on my pepperoni pizza balls... using bacon pizza dough instead of pillsbury biscuits. 🤞🤞🤞 hope they come out yummy!

@ElizaMarie @AsYouWish @jb72

jb72 I hope they turn out for you! 3y
ElizaMarie oooo
3y
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sb3626
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I have worked out, grocery and present shopped now I‘m ready to hide from the heat and get started on this read.

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AkashaVampie
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At the y exercising. I only got to do 30mins cuz it was killing me trying to exercise and wear the damn mask.

jb72 30 minutes is a good time for exercise! Great job! Frankly I don‘t wear a mask except at the doctor‘s office and the library. It really aggravates my eczema. 3y
AkashaVampie @jb72 i wanted to do at least 45mins but i had to stop. I might try the bike tonight to see if i can get another 30 mins in for today of exercise. 3y
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jb72 @AkashaVampie That‘s a plan. But remember to not over do it too. You are doing so good with the exercising. I‘m actually thinking of trying out chair yoga next week. 3y
ElizaMarie Great job!!! 3y
AkashaVampie @ElizaMarie thanks sweetie! 3y
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