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Planetfall
Planetfall | Emma Newman
From Emma Newman, the award-nominated author of Between Two Thorns,comes a novel of how one secret withheld to protect humanitys future might be its undoingRenata Ghali believed in Lee Suh-Mis vision of a world far beyond Earth, calling to humanity. A planet promising to reveal the truth about our place in the cosmos, untainted by overpopulation, pollution, and war. Ren believed in that vision enough to give up everything to follow Suh-Mi into the unknown.More than twenty-two years have passed since Ren and the rest of the faithful braved the starry abyss and established a colony at the base of an enigmatic alien structure where Suh-Mi has since resided, alone. All that time, Ren has worked hard as the colony's 3-D printer engineer, creating the tools necessary for human survival in an alien environment, and harboring a devastating secret.Ren continues to perpetuate the lie forming the foundation of the colony for the good of her fellow colonists, despite the personal cost. Then a stranger appears, far too young to have been part of the first planetfall, a man who bears a remarkable resemblance to Suh-Mi.The truth Ren has concealed since planetfall can no longer be hidden. And its revelation might tear the colony apart
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imyril
Planetfall | Emma Newman
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…okay, might have found a new favourite sci-fi series. Planetfall wasn‘t what I expected, but I loved its focus on mental health and the ways we trick ourselves and our community into thinking things are okay. Stir in a fascinating story of faith and science in a human colony built on a fragile web of deceit and there was so much going on here to keep me absorbed. Probably won‘t suit lovers of hard SF, but I loved it.

wanderinglynn Ooh, that plot does sound intriguing! 8mo
imyril @wanderinglynn I enjoyed her Split Worlds books as a popcorn read; but this feels like a big step up in craft - esp pacing and character. Much lighter touch (to be fair, also intended as a very different sort of read; so hats off to Newman for being comfortable in multiple modes!) 8mo
shanaqui I need to catch up with this series! I've read the first... two? Three? 8mo
imyril @shanaqui I‘m looking forward to diving into the others now! 8mo
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SaraFair
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A large batch of sci-fi was my reward for sifting through the shelves this weekend at our local bookstore. I have good lists on Goodreads due to all my watching of Booktube. Thank you SFF180, Steve Donaghue and Shades of Orange channels.

RamsFan1963 Downbelow Station is one of my favorite books. 1y
SaraFair @RamsFan1963 - ok will start with the Cherryhs! I was excited to find them. 1y
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HeyT
Planetfall | Emma Newman
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This took a bit to get into but once I found my rhythm I couldn't put it down. Ren is very relatable as she struggles with mental illness and the lie the colony was founded on. I felt there was a bit of a disconnect from the main story and where the book ended but I enjoyed my time reading it.
#BuriedAliveChallenge
#CalibreRoulette

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HeyT
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Sierra and a book. Always a good day.
#CatsOfLitsy

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HeyT
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#BookReport
This week I managed to finish off the last of my November books as well as finish the Chrestomanci series.
#WeeklyForecast
My goal for the week is to finish Planetfall and Suicide Collectors. If there's still time after that I'm moving on to The Terror.

UglyOldBat The Terror is Ah-Mayyy-Zing! 2y
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Twainy
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🎧 Has anyone read this book because I swear I have no idea what I just read. 🤨 I‘m intrigued but if I have to go through multiple chapters of annoying Hoarders in space again then nope. That was a quick (rushed?) ending and wow what was that all about. Now I feel I have to get book two & I have no idea how to rate this one as I had a love/hate relationship with it through the entire thing ... maybe it‘s just been a long week ⭐️⭐️⭐️

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kwmg40
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I finished book #2 for the #EasterExtravaganza readathon hosted by @Andrew65. This is the first book in the series nominated for this year's Hugo Best Series award and it's terrific. It's the best kind of science fiction -- big ideas, characters with depth, and a page-turning plot. The themes made me think of The Sparrow by Mary Doria Russell, another book I loved. #hugo2020

Andrew65 Well done 👏👏👏 2y
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kwmg40
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This coming week will be busy, but I‘m still hoping to have lots of time to devote to the #EasterExtravaganza #readathon hosted by @Andrew65 . My goal is to finish as many of these books as I can in the next 8 days!

Andrew65 Good luck. 😊👍 Some good choices, I loved Bear Town once I got into it. 🏒 (edited) 2y
kwmg40 @Andrew65 Glad to hear you liked Bear Town. I live in Canada, a hockey-crazy nation, so I can relate to the characters! 2y
Andrew65 @kwmg40 I‘m sure you‘ll love it then as well as it‘s sequel. (edited) 2y
kwmg40 @Andrew65 Thanks, I hadn‘t known there was a sequel! 2y
Andrew65 @kwmg40 Hope you enjoy it. 2y
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bookishnerd
Planetfall | Emma Newman
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#weekendreads

1 - Steelheart (audio) and Planetfall
2 - The Labyrinth of Scions and Sorcery
3 - The Healer

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Lindy
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A group flees the dystopia that Earth has become and founds a religious cult colony on a distant planet. Then a stranger comes to town. That part isn‘t unusual in science fiction. What makes this novel stand out is the fascinating #bisexual central character, Renata Ghali, a scientific genius who happens to be a compulsive hoarder. #Audiobook is narrated by the author, who happens to be a professional audiobook narrator. #LGBTQ #BlameitonLitsy :

Soubhiville That sounds pretty cool! 3y
MidnightBookGirl Definitely sounds intriguing! 3y
ReadingEnvy I just finished the next book! 3y
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Come-read-with-me This sounds really good! 3y
Lindy @ReadingEnvy Do the following books continue the storyline of the first, or are they companions set in the same story universe? 3y
ReadingEnvy @Lindy hardly and barely and it isn't clear until the end 3y
ReadingEnvy @Lindy I'm hopeful for book 3 lol 3y
Lindy @ReadingEnvy I like the way book 1 ends so I won‘t rush to read any more in the series. 3y
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Lindy
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…the printer makes a pair of knitting needles for me. I call up knitting tutorials on the cloud and am filled with the thrill of potential. … I practice in a gaming platform built to teach newbies.
(#knittinglivesoninspace)

j.rye SO COOL that a book set in the future references knitting. Love it! 3y
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ReadingEnvy
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When a podcast guest recommended another book in this series, she said I didn't have to start at the beginning but I did anyway. It's about a colony on an alien planet, a engineer/builder named Ren who specializes in 3D printing and has fashioned most of the colony herself, and secrets that she's kept for years. ⤵️

ReadingEnvy It all unravels in interesting ways leading to a conclusion I couldn't have seen coming and makes me very curious about the next book. There is a unique look at mental illness here that grew more nuanced as the story went on, and the author writes about it very compassionately. 3y
Settings The sequels are all very good too. 3y
Texreader Excellent review 3y
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ReadingEnvy @Settings good to know! 3y
readordierachel Really want to read this! 3y
Centique Sounds fabulous to me 😍 3y
ReadingEnvy @Centique I've already downloaded the next one! 3y
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aartichapati
Planetfall | Emma Newman
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I enjoyed most of this book. Appreciated that the protagonist was a 70-year-old biracial, bisexual woman - so rare to see older women as the lead in stories! I also think the author did a really nice job of bringing anxiety to life. Wasn‘t a huge fan of the ending, but looking forward to reading more by Newman.

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Decalino
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Renata Ghali is a brilliant engineer, responsible for keeping the small colony at the base of God's city running smoothly. No one seems to notice how damaged Ren actually is, how haunted by the secrets she's kept since the first shuttle touched down on this alien planet. When a newcomer arrives, Ren's facade develops cracks she can't hide. This was a tense and psychologically complex novel. Heartbreaking, but I'm glad I read it.

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Stegofreak
Planetfall | Emma Newman

68 pages (8 chapters) in and 'Planetfall' is proving to be an enjoyable read. An ideal book to kick off the new year.

aartichapati I am listening to this one right now! What did you think? 3y
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Stegofreak
Planetfall | Emma Newman
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First read of 2020. Technically I started it in 2019, but only read the first chapter before our New Year's Eve guests arrived.

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jessinikkip
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I wont say much because this is a #LMPBC book. I started confused but by chapter 5, I couldnt put it down. It was a good one to me. Also does ger the white cover and trying to escape bingo.

#TBRread #LMPBC #Round007
@whippoorwill815 @Riveted_Reader_Melissa @Dragonfairykats @LibrarianRyan @Clwojick @StayCurious

Settings That's a good one. 👍 3y
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jessinikkip
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Look what I got today!! It was in a parcel locker that I could have fit in without much work, I was confused what I got that needed such a big locker!!
@Riveted_Reader_Melissa @Dragonfairykats @whippoorwill815

Riveted_Reader_Melissa That‘s funny! I guess it contains a whole planet technically (and all the imagination of the author).....and space is relative... so that locker held a massive amount.😂 3y
Dragonfairykats I've had the flu this week & haven't gotten out of the house at all. 😖 So I still have my package on my desk @Riveted_Reader_Melissa Sorry!! 3y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @Dragonfairykats That‘s ok, just get to it when you can. No worries... I have a few from the library I want to finish and return before the holidays, and wasn‘t planning to read it until later in the month, so don‘t stress about it and feel better soon! 3y
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Dragonfairykats @Riveted_Reader_Melissa Finally got the book in the mail! Made sure it was in one of the plastic envelopes because of the snow up there!! ❄☃️🧣🧤 It's going by the US Postal System & I have a tracking number if we need it. 3y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @Dragonfairykats I‘ll keep my eye open for it! 3y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @jessinikkip @Dragonfairykats @Bookish_AF Jesse, are you ready to start mailing things again? I‘m willing to read mine, package it up and then wait 2 weeks to ship it so you know everything inside should be safe? I have 1 of our books, what does everyone else have? Any possibilities/thoughts? I have 2y
jessinikkip Works for me. I still have a book, if everyone else is cool with moving on 2y
Bookish_AF I believe I had the last book in the rotation for me and mailed it back home ! 2y
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Riveted_Reader_Melissa
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I have some mixed feelings about this one, I definitely kept turning the pages to see what would happen... but that ending took quite an unexpected turn. I can‘t wait to see what everyone else in my #LMPBC group think when they read it, and therefore no spoilers here.

If I‘m reading the directions correctly, we mail to the one below us on the list, so this is off to @jessinikkip next. I‘ll mail it this evening.

Bookish_AF Intriguing!! I forgot to post of course but I did mail mine off to @Dragonfairykats a couple days ago! 3y
Dragonfairykats 🤦‍♀️ Mine won't go out until Monday! Family and holiday... @Riveted_Reader_Melissa @whippoorwill815 @jessinikkip 3y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @Dragonfairykats No problem, you are mailing to me, and I have lots of other book to keep me occupied until yours arrives. So no worries and no rush. 😉 3y
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jessinikkip Yay! I cant wait! Mine is getting in the mail Monday. I meant to earlier but with work and holidays and everything, I 1000000% forgot 🤦 I'm sorry! @Riveted_Reader_Melissa @Dragonfairykats @whippoorwill815 3y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @jessinikkip Again, I say no worries. I‘m not really worried if our books track a little later....we are mailing at the end of the month during the holiday months, and in some areas I‘m sure weather will be an issue as we continue. So personally I think, just enjoy the books, and don‘t stress about the date so much. 3y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @jessinikkip Again, I say no worries. I‘m not really worried if our books track a little later....we are mailing at the end of the month during the holiday months, and in some areas I‘m sure weather will be an issue as we continue. So personally I think, just enjoy the books, and don‘t stress about the date so much. Sound ok @Dragonfairykats @whippoorwill815 ? 3y
Bookish_AF No worries here! Definitely don‘t stress if it‘s late. I am also that person with the snow since I‘m in the lake effect snow belt of upstate NY 😂 @jessinikkip @Dragonfairykats @Riveted_Reader_Melissa 3y
Dragonfairykats @whippoorwill815 And lots heading your way!!!! 3y
Dragonfairykats I hope I have been doing this right! I've highlighted, wrote in, flagged pages, and stuck sticky notes throughout the book. 😳😔 Looking at the picture, it's so nice and clean!! My mom almost had a heart attack because I was marking the book & it was hard to do! But it was ok because I get to share it with you. @Riveted_Reader_Melissa @whippoorwill815 @jessinikkip 3y
jessinikkip Lovely! I marked in mine and sent along flags and post its for you guys to use if you'd like. Go crazy on mine! @whippoorwill815 @Riveted_Reader_Melissa @Dragonfairykats 3y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @Dragonfairykats @jessinikkip You‘re doing it just right. No flags, but I wrote in the inside cover before I started, highlighted throughout, and then wrote what I thought after reading it at the end of the story in the back cover. So mark it up anyway you like! And yes, I agree, it does feel wrong and is hard to get started!😂 3y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @whippoorwill815 I‘m in central PA, and we get some too, but not as much as you do by the lakes. 3y
Bookish_AF @Dragonfairykats yes you can mark it however you want ! Flags might even work better in mine because the margins were pretty small! 3y
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hissingpotatoes
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4/5⭐ The last 20 mins of the audiobook took a MASSIVE turn. I really hope the other books in the series provide an explanation, because otherwise it's a cop-out from actually handling all the plotlines & character arcs.

The first 9 hrs 40 mins, however, were WONDERFUL. Newman hooked the reader by dripping clues in a perfect pace. Her voice narration is marvelous. The world she created feels so full, all balanced & shared without infodumping.

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hissingpotatoes
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He knew just what to say to make me feel safe, not only from the external but also my internal world. That scared me more than anything, sometimes; the noise of my thoughts, the sense that even the space inside myself wasn't safe.

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hissingpotatoes
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I think “majority” is one of my least favorite words. It‘s so often used to justify bad decisions.

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mreads
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WOW! @slightlyfoxed #staycationintimeswap #sits Thank you for everything SPACE !!!! I'm planning a SciFi September reading and these are all going on the TBR. The little bag filled with pins, notebooks and skincare (Space is tough on you skin 😁) I'm intimidated by the coloring book but the pencils are so neat and I'm looking forward to trying the tea in the mug. Loved that you went hard on the sci fi, everything's awesome. ❤
@Chrissyreadit

Avanders So neat!! 🌌🌌💙 3y
catiewithac That mug 😍 3y
wanderinglynn Love the pins! And the mug. Awesome haul! 💙🚀 3y
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slightlyfoxed Yay! I hope you enjoy your space-cation! 3y
Chrissyreadit So many amazing things for the Staycation!!!!! 3y
mreads @slightlyfoxed absolutely! How could I not, hope you enjoy yours half as much. 3y
mreads @Chrissyreadit yes! And Thanks to you for such a great idea and for hosting. Looks like it should be an annual swap 😉 3y
Chrissyreadit I will do it again next year if I am able. I loved it. 3y
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CorinnaBechko
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I LOVED this. Not at all what I was expecting. Melancholy, tragic, hopefull, and intimate. I wish I could find more scifi like this. #scifi

suzisteffen Omg this book had my heart pounding SO MUCH by the end. I‘ve read two sequels/parallel time books, and I think a third is coming soon! 3y
CorinnaBechko @suzisteffen there's more?? I picked this at random but now I must seek these out! 3y
suzisteffen @CorinnaBechko Yes! Let me see if I can tag them ... 3y
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CorinnaBechko @suzisteffen oh, cool! Thank you! 3y
suzisteffen (Atlas Alone is the final one! I have it all in the wrong order here. 😉) 3y
CorinnaBechko @suzisteffen that still works, I'm gonna get them all! 3y
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CorinnaBechko
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Am I allowed to listen to a book about space travel while participating in air travel? #scifi

julesG Sure! 3y
julesG Safe travels! 3y
CorinnaBechko @julesG thanks! 😁 3y
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GingerAntics Seems legit to me. 3y
CorinnaBechko @GingerAntics I think so too. Nice counterpoint! 3y
GingerAntics Right? If you‘re going to be confined to the Earth‘s atmosphere, you should definitely be reading of further, more adventurous travels. 3y
CorinnaBechko @GingerAntics I love that idea! 3y
GingerAntics How was the flight? I‘m guessing you‘ve landed by now. 3y
CorinnaBechko @GingerAntics not bad, thanks! A d even better with a good book! 😁 3y
GingerAntics Always!!! I once attempted to read Grapes of Wrath on a plane for my summer reading assignment. I was not impressed, so now I tend to sleep on planes now...unless we go sun country, because they pass out warm chocolate chip cookies!!! 3y
CorinnaBechko @GingerAntics Haha! I wish I had gotten cookies on my flight. 3y
GingerAntics Warm chocolate chip cookies make everything better. Right? 3y
GingerAntics We took a flight once that was at the end of the day. Sun country rarely flies red eye flights, or didn‘t at the time, so they had a bunch of cookies left over, so before we even got on the plane they were passing out cookies to get rid of them. SO many cookies on that flight. All of them warm and delicious!!! 💙💙💙 3y
CorinnaBechko @GingerAntics why can't this ever be one of my flights?? 3y
GingerAntics I haven‘t seen a lot of sun country lately. Maybe they don‘t even do that anymore. That was almost 20 years ago now. Sheesh, I do not like that I started high school 20 years ago. 3y
CorinnaBechko @GingerAntics Haha! Still, that beats actually being IN high school! 3y
GingerAntics Fair point. Very valid point!!! lol 3y
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silentrequiem
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My reaction to this book was inarticulate flailing. WHOA. THIS BOOK.

Panda would like to know why I woke him up for this. #catsoflitsy

AlaMich The indignity!! As if Panda didn‘t have the entire rest of the day to sleep!! 😻 4y
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silentrequiem
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I started this tonight. And Aral is annoyed I'm not petting him. #catsoflitsy

I'm finding I want to hold physical books. Too many distractions with reading on my tablet. Maybe I need to dig my old Sony Reader out...

AlaMich That‘s why I have an ereader...I‘m terribly distractible. No matter how much I‘m might be enjoying the book, oh, look! Email! 4y
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GivenLemons
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I couldn‘t put this book down, I was walking around while reading it! I loved the way the mystery of the colony and the personal struggles of the protagonist intertwined.

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Decalino
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I love library book sales! Who cares if my bookshelves are already overflowing?

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Foxyfictionista
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🛸🛸🛸🛸🛸 This book was fantastic. I wasn't really sure what to expect but it wasn't this. It was interesting in how it dealt with mental illness in a science fiction setting. The ending wasn't amazing but I forgave it because the rest of it was so good.

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Clare_Riley
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I really enjoyed this - great character development (although I didn‘t find ANY of the characters particularly nice people, to be honest) and I loved the idea of God‘s City and the search for it. The end was too rushed though. I would‘ve liked more!

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Ksvz
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2017 #158 sci fi audio this is so weirdly like the TV series The 100 but not really but that's I could think of. It was weird and I couldn't get my mind wrapped around the construct. Book 1. Will probably wiki the others because I'm not sure I really really want to continue the series.

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HaphazardSE
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Really enjoyed this. Apparently, it's the first in a series...after the way it ended, I'm not sure where else it could possibly go, but we shall see.

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BarbaraJean
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A nice variety of genres and fonts from my #TBR shelf. Font choice says so much about a book--when it's done well! #forfontssake #anditsaugust

elkeOriginal Oo - these are interesting fonts. Such variety! 5y
BarbaraJean @elkeo So much variety! I love the contrasts with them all lined up together. 5y
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HaphazardSE
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Started this a while ago. Unsurprisingly, it's taking me forever to finish.

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geekybookgirl2
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Emma Newman is one of my favourite authors. I love her Urban fantasy series The Spilt Worlds and her science fiction novels.

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geekybookgirl2
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This book is brilliant. A great story about mental Illness, memory, grief and false stories. A wonderful standalone

georgianicolaoublog Love the doctor who tardis! 😻 stacked this book 5y
geekybookgirl2 @georgianicolaoublog thanks it's a TARDIS tin. 😀 5y
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LiteraryFeline
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"I think that interpreting events as signs from God is a slippery slope," I begin... [Chapter 7, 21%]

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Books_Wine_Repeat
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Y'all need to read this book. I just said y'all, that's how much you need to read this book. A group travels to a distant planet to search for God or a higher power. Part of the group survives and lives in a utopia of sorts, the other group...? It reminded me a lot of the movie Prometheus. It is a bit slow in the beginning but it's so worth it. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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BarbaraJean
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This one from my #TBR was #boughtonvacation last summer at Powell's in Portland, OR. One of my best friends lives in Portland, and when I visit her, Powell's is always one of our required stops! #feistyfeb

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Chessa
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This took a few tries but I think I got it? Just bough this with some of my birthday money - I can't believe none of the libraries I'm near have it, in any form! (But they are getting the sequel...wha?). #bookface #readjanuary

Ruri_kaichou It came out great!! 6y
jmtrivera So clever and cool! 6y
Marchpane Nailed it! 👏 6y
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Eyelit Nice! 6y
LeahBergen Awesome!! 👏🏻 6y
DebinHawaii Great job! 📚😀 6y
rohit-sawant Wow! Cleverly done! 6y
RealLifeReading Love it! 6y
Chessa @LeahBergen @DebinHawaii @rohit-sawant @RealLifeReading Thanks you guys! It's my first time doing a bookface, but it won't be my last! Super fun. 😉 6y
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EmilyChristine
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I'm not sure what to say! Definitely kept my attention and some interesting things happened towards the end. If you like science fiction give it a try! There is a sequel though it's not a continuation of this book. It follows the people who were left on Earth. I will be reading that one too.

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EmilyChristine
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This book reminds me a lot of the movie The Village. Still a bit of a mystery around what's going on but it's obvious that the truth is only known by a few.

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EmilyChristine
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"One should never break a sacred law when under the influence of psychoactive substances." Pretty sound advice.

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Callioscopic
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3.5/5 stars - not a disappointment, but not a book I anticipate rereading. I really enjoyed the setting, the world-building, and the narrative pacing, but the characterization, the overall treatment of faith, and the ending all left me cold. Still, an original sci fi written by a woman with an LGBT WoC protagonist gets a thumbs up from me.

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EmilyChristine
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Ordering books for work always means adding to my TBR pile. Put these two on hold because book 2 sounded good and comes out soon. Hoping to read them this week/weekend.

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Baileythebookworm
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Normally I don't like it when books withhold critical plot information from the reader, but the way Newman weaves that into the main character's psyche - as well as the questions the book makes you ask - work really well. I had a writing professor who said there are only 2 stories: somebody comes to town, or somebody leaves. Planetfall explores both.

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This book is marked as sci-fi but reads more like plain fiction. I kept hoping the alien planet would be fleshed out and I could learn more about the sustainable environment, but that wasn't the case. Too much time spent on the main character's hoarding issue.

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Infinitus
Planetfall | Emma Newman
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Listened to the audiobook narrated by the author and it was amazing. I loved Ren so much.

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Megbrarian
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I think "majority" is one of my least favorite words. It's so often used to justify bad decisions.