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Half a Soul
Half a Soul | Olivia Atwater
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A charming Regency romance with a hint of magic! Cursed by a faerie, Theodora Ettings has become prone to scandal-though she's determined to help her cousin make a good match. The very ungentlemanly magician Lord Elias Wilder says he can help Theodora... but is he also her other half?
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CrowCAH
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What an emotional tale with lots of life revelations! This was such a great buildup to the main characters realizing their emotions for each other and identifying them. I could empathize on many levels with Dora and her lack of being able to show proper emotions for the situation. And oh my gosh Lord Sorcier is downright handsomely delicious with his heartfelt sympathy! He had me swooning at several instances 🥰

iread2much It is an excellent book! The rest of the books set in the same world are also excellent 😁 6d
CrowCAH @iread2much I read the .5 story and the 1.5 story; loved them both! I wasn‘t sure about continuing the series, though, I loved Half A Soul! 6d
iread2much @CrowCAH I really enjoyed them all. Happy reading! 4d
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thegirlwiththelibrarybag
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Colour me absolutely delighted with this whimsical regency fairytale!

The audiobook kept me company during a particularly dreary workweek. I‘ve found a new favourite author for sure. I absolutely enjoyed every moment with Dora and Elias.

🤍🤍🤍

LeeRHarry Glad you enjoyed it! 😊 Just wasn‘t for me. 2w
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ItsAnotherJen
Half a Soul | Olivia Atwater
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Loved this one! Another cozy fantasy read full of magic and that witty bantering between characters that I enjoy. Imagine putting Emily Wilde in the Bridgerton world.
I'm looking forward to reading more of this series!

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recklessreading
Half a Soul | Olivia Atwater
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Half a Soul by Olivia Atwater is a very sweet and charming regency romance with just a bit of fantasy involved. The ending was satisfying, despite the small bumps it took to get there. I definitely think this would be a great read for young adult, and clean romance readers, especially those that love historical/regency period pieces.

Full Review: https://wp.me/pfnHvJ-Is

#bookreview #bookworm #amreadingromance #romancereader #regencyromance

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BookishBelle
Half a Soul | Olivia Atwater
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Catch-up post #6: This was another delightful novella in the same world as Half a Soul. It gives more background on one of the main characters. I had to sign up for the author‘s newsletter to get a copy. Well worth the time.

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BookishBelle
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Catch-up post #4: this novella is not in the database. It was included as an afterword with Half a Soul and gives some background for two of the main characters. I was happy to read it as I wasn‘t ready to leave this world.

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BookishBelle
Half a Soul | Olivia Atwater
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Catch-up post #3: This was my #LMPBC pick for this round. Now, likely on its way to its third reader. I really enjoyed it! So much so that I have read two novellas in the same series and am excited I got the other two books for Christmas. @Readergrrl @BeckyWithTheGoodBooks @Endowarrior21 @suvata

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Readergrrl
Half a Soul | Olivia Atwater
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It finally arrived! Just in time for Christmas, so lots of quiet time by the fireplace for reading! Perfect! @BookishBelle I think I know what caused its delay. I can see it was meant to arrive weeks ago, but unfortunately, it looks like the package received some damage in transit: crushed cardboard and retaped shut, but just marginal water stains on the book. This little novel has had quite the journey! Time to give it some love! #LMPBC #Round19

suvata The post office is so wonky this time of year. Glad to hear you got it. 7mo
BookishBelle I‘m so glad it made it to you!! And on my bday too! Lol 7mo
Readergrrl Today‘s your birthday??? Happiest of Birthdays to you!! 🥳🎁🎈🎂 7mo
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ChaoticMissAdventures
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I really enjoyed this! I felt a bit let down by Emily Wilde and all the hype but Half a Soul delivered for me in a way I cannot fully articulate. I love a regency romance (usually more so on screen then on the page) and these characters were a joy to hang out with.
The pace was quick and though this seems to be a series this fully stands alone.
4⭐

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NotCool
Half a Soul | Olivia Atwater
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There was nothing wrong with this. But I will, someday, read something where the romantic leads don‘t immediately low-key despise each other.

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ChaoticMissAdventures
Half a Soul | Olivia Atwater
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#scarathlon #photochallenge #moon
@StayCurious @Clwojick

I am 80% sure this is a moon on this cover 😂
A book I am hoping to get to this week, I hear great things about it.

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Whollybologna
Half a Soul | Olivia Atwater
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This was a cute read. It was recommended to me over the summer and I finally got it it! Added another square to my bingo card! #scarathlon2023 #scarathlon #mischiefandmayhem

PuddleJumper 🖤🧡🖤 9mo
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Laughterhp
Half a Soul | Olivia Atwater
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I really loved this book and it was perfect for my current mood. Historical type romance with magic and fairytales. The audio also included a short story at the end.

This is set in London during a ball season, when everyone is trying to get their daughters married. Dora only has half a soul and has no emotions. She meets the Lord Sorcerer and his friend and starts feeling some things.

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Bookfan1414
Half a Soul | Olivia Atwater
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This was just an absolute delight. Such beautiful relationships. I feel healthier now. And a little tired, since I stayed up til half past three to finish reading.

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BethM
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I liked this but thought it was fairly weird. The faerie element hit as not well planned for me. More like oh wouldn‘t this be cool, but the execution was off. 3/5 I was quite transported and I loved the banter, weird but good.

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peanutnine
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This was such a whimsical regency fairytale. The characters were fun and the magic & connection to the fae world was unique. Looking forward to reading more from this series. The prequel/epilogue short stories the author provides were really good too.
#LMPBC @Johanna414 @CSeydel @BethM
#SeriesLove2023 @Andrew65 @TheSpineView
#Pantone2023 classic green @Clwojick

BethM I can‘t wait to have time to start this! 13mo
Andrew65 Brilliant. 👏👏👏 13mo
Johanna414 This was definitely a good book to curl up all cozy with a cat and read 13mo
TheSpineView Awesome! 13mo
dabbe Da sweetest and sleepiest kitty! 🖤🐾🤍 13mo
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Bookbuyingaddict
Half a Soul | Olivia Atwater
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Good morning from sunny ☀️ Corfu just having a coffee and looking out over the bay with this whimsical read. My kindle charger 🔌died yesterday, could be a nightmare but I do also pack around 10 books 📚 🤣anyway I think I need a new kindle when I get home as after finally taking 24hours to charge most of my library 📚 has vanished apart from this read which I had an arc copy of . a cross between Bridgerton and howls moving castle 🏰! Lets see 😎

jenniferw88 What's the weather been like? I'm going to Kefalonia next week! 14mo
TheSpineView Lovely! 14mo
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CSeydel
Half a Soul | Olivia Atwater
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The next #LMPBC book is winging its way to you, Sara! Hope you enjoy it 😊

peanutnine Yay! I'll keep a lookout! 1y
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CSeydel
Half a Soul | Olivia Atwater
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This was cute; I enjoyed it. Not my usual fare so I‘m grateful to @Johanna414 for choosing it for #LMPBC! As you said, it wasn‘t overly cerebral, but it wasn‘t total fluff either. I don‘t want to influence the other group members so I‘ll hide my other comments below…

CSeydel I did find the characters likeable but I also felt frustrated about exactly what it meant to have “half a soul.” At first it seemed like the author was trying for an ASD vibe, making her overly literal and not interested in social conventions. But then that faded and there was more emphasis on the lack of intense emotion, but then later she did get passionate about the workhouse children. So it started to feel a little “as-needed” to me. 1y
BethM Agreed. I enjoyed this overall but the execution was lacking for me. 13mo
CSeydel @BethM 👍🏻 13mo
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CSeydel
Half a Soul | Olivia Atwater
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CSeydel
Half a Soul | Olivia Atwater
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If they wanted it to be a Thursday, why did they make it feel so much like a Saturday? Just one more chapter and then I‘ll get to work. Reading the tagged book. It‘s cute, perfect for a sunny backyard laze. #LMPBC

dabbe Lovely pic. 💙💙💙 1y
Johanna414 Definitely a day to be reading outside, not working! 1y
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JuliaTheBookNerd
Half a Soul | Olivia Atwater
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I got this book in a book box and it‘s still on my TBR but from what I‘ve read about the book it has a #NeurodiverseProtagonist ✂️ Hopefully I will get to this book sometime this year but you never know with me 😬 (Some books on my TBR have been there for YEARS!)

#MarchMagic 💚💰🌈🍀

#BookNerd 🤓📚💙

RaeLovesToRead THE EDGES IN THE BACKGROUND!!! 🙀🙀❤🧡💛💚💙💜 1y
Eggs Beautiful 🤩 💙🤗 1y
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Johanna414
Half a Soul | Olivia Atwater
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When I said I wanted to read some lighthearted fantasy, this is exactly what I had in mind. It just made me happy! I‘m realizing that I read it so fast that I stopped leaving annotations about halfway through so I‘m going to go back through it tonight and get it in the mail on Monday. I hope you all like it as much as I did! #lmpbc @peanutnine @CSeydel @BethM

CSeydel It arrived today! Can‘t wait to get started 😊 1y
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Johanna414
Half a Soul | Olivia Atwater
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When I said I wanted to read some lighthearted fantasy, this is exactly what I had in mind. It just made me happy! I‘m realizing that I read it so fast that I stopped leaving annotations about halfway through so I‘m going to go back through it tonight and get it in the mail on Monday. I hope you all like it as much as I did! #lmpbc @peanutnine @CSeydel @BethM

peanutnine I love when a book is so good you can't help but devour it! Looking forward to reading it 😄 1y
BethM Love it! 1y
Johanna414 @CSeydel I just realized I never told you when I put this in the mail, but it is on its way to you 1y
CSeydel Thanks! I will watch for it. @peanutnine I have been carrying Redshirts around in my car ALL WEEK intending to mail it, and with one thing and another I haven‘t managed to. I‘m so sorry! I‘ll do it today. It‘s a fast read so you should be fine but still I feel bad 😬 1y
peanutnine @CSeydel no worries! I totally understand, I have done the same thing with Garden Spells this week @BethM - it will be dropped off at the post office tomorrow! 1y
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booksandsympathy
Half a Soul | Olivia Atwater
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Well this was magical. It was like a warm hug and I really want to read the next two books. Half of Theodora's soul was stolen by a faerie and she does not feel things as others do. While accompanying her cousin to London, she meets the handsome, but ill-mannered, Lord Sorcier, who learns of her condition and promises to "cure" her. Their banter was amusing and their growing relationship put a huge smile on my face.

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Half a Soul | Olivia Atwater

"There is such a thing as evil in this world. It does not help to look away from it. It does not even help necessarily to look at it. But sometimes, when you cannot force the world to come to its senses, you must settle only for wiping away some of the small evils in front of you."

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booksandsympathy
Half a Soul | Olivia Atwater
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Starting this book tonight. I had to do an interlibrary loan to get it because my library doesn't have it. Excited to read a regency romance that is also fantasy.

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idealityandme
Half a Soul | Olivia Atwater
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4/5 ⭐️
A story of a girl cursed by fae magic as a child during the Regency era. She navigates the effects of having only half a soul while being out in society with her loving & supportive cousin. Together they navigate some "meddling hens" during London's social season as they hunt for her cousin's future husband. Along the way they meet lifelong friends, learn life-altering lessons, & find love. There is some clean romance & a bit of magic.

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Johanna414
Half a Soul | Olivia Atwater
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It was a long day, but I ended the week with some lovely book mail. Life is good!

mcctrish Nice 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 1y
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Johanna414
Half a Soul | Olivia Atwater
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Here are the titles I‘m considering for this round of #lmpbc… we‘ve got a historical fantasy with romance, a magical realism about the relationship between sisters, and a fun sci-fi romance. Any of these look good? Anything you‘ve already read or have no interest in? @CSeydel @peanutnine @BethM

CSeydel I haven‘t read any of these! 1y
peanutnine Hunt the Stars is already on my TBR but Half a Soul sounds amazing! I vote for either of those two 1y
BethM My vote goes to half a soul but I haven‘t read any of them either! 1y
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Laughterhp
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Just saw an email from Orbit! All these ebooks are on sale for $2.99 each!

I just bought way too many! But I‘ve been looking for new fantasy books to pick up!

#ebookdeals

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Nessavamusic
Half a Soul | Olivia Atwater
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This was an adorable historical fantasy romance about a girl who has half her soul stolen by an evil fairy. This makes her not display emotions well much to the distress to her family. If you want a warm and fuzzy quick romance read (zero steam) this is a great pick. 4⭐️
#NovelNovember #Readathon book 1
#bookspinbingo

Andrew65 First book finish of the Readathon I‘ve seen. Well done 👏👏👏 2y
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Gryffleclaw95
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

I absolutely adored this book. The characters were delightful and the story itself was excellent. The romance was well done and I really enjoyed the witty banter. Definitely one of my favorite reads this year!

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gossamerchild
Half a Soul | Olivia Atwater
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Oh my goodness, this was LOVELY! I randomly picked this up at work (a library) and a day later I finished it. A Regency fairy tale romance - pretty much hits all my buttons! Spice level is low. LOVED THIS!

iread2much The rest of the books in the series are also excellent! 2y
gossamerchild @iread2much I am SO glad to hear that. I'm probably going to binge the rest ☺️☺️ 2y
iread2much @gossamerchild I think you‘ll enjoy them@😊 2y
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Lostinagoodbook
Half a Soul | Olivia Atwater
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LOVE this book. I have read it twice this year already!
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
#bookreviews #fantasyromance #fantasybooks #NetGalley @orbitbooks
Full review at: https://lostnagoodbook.wordpress.com/2022/06/27/half-a-soul-olivia-atwater/

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iread2much
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I ❤️ this! Dora had half her soul taken from her by a fairy and is not able to feel emotions like a normal human. This serves her in good stead during an unusual maybe fake courtship and as she tries to help the most powerful sorcerer in this alternative regency England right some of the awful wrongs in their world. It‘s the passion against that pain for all the wrongs in the world that is wonderful to read and makes me weep &❤️ this 📖 5/5 stars

ScientistSam Sounds fantastic! I think it was already on my TBR but sounds like I should bump it up! 3y
DanaManiac Yay I‘m glad you enjoyed it!! ☺️ 3y
iread2much @ScientistSam it was one of the best books I‘ve read in a long time! 3y
iread2much @DanaManiac yes, sooooo much! Thank you thank you thank you! Without your kind gift I never would have found this wonderful new book and I am so happy 😊 3y
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Dogearedcopy
Half a Soul | Olivia Atwater
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“Regency Faerie Tale” says it all. Anything else would spoil it. Absolutely charming.

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CoffeeK8
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This was such a fun and sweet book. The perfect book when you're in the mood for pure enjoyment.

Due to an incident with an malevolent fairy when she was younger, Dora has only half a soul, because of this, she is prone to acting abnormally and is an embarrassment to her aunt. When she moves to London for the season she encounters the Lord Sorcier who find himself reluctantly interested in helping her. #romantsy

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