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Elizabethholly7
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The emotional draw of this book is real. As a fiction writer, I had some issues here and there but all in all, good book. I couldn't put it down and read it in 3 days while going back and forth with another book (audiobook).

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robinb
Fireborne | Rosaria Munda
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#Bookmail today is courtesy of a win from #BookishFirst and #PenguinTeen ! 🎉🎉🎉🐉🐉🐉 Coming in Oct.

LibrarianRyan Very cool 2w
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SoManyBooksNotEnoughTime
World That We Knew | Alice Hoffman
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Anyone else participating in the #NetGalley #reviewathon?
I'm hoping to get to these 6 ARCs by August 30th 📚📚

#BookishFirst #TeenReads #Edelweiss #ARCs

IvoryLunatic What is that? I'm an avid netgalley reader but hadn't heard of that. 4w
SoManyBooksNotEnoughTime @IvoryLunatic check out their instagram, they have an infographic explaining it that I unfortunately can't post as a comment here 4w
IvoryLunatic @SoManyBooksNotEnoughTime I don't have an instagram but I found the blogpost! Thanks for posting this so I could find out about it! I just posted my six books as a goal, though it's not as pretty like yours because I deleted my app for putting pictures together. haha 4w
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Donald.Elbert I like your handle 4w
SoManyBooksNotEnoughTime @IvoryLunatic haha i know the struggle, the app slows my phone down 4w
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robinb
Nottingham | Nathan Makaryk
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After finally finishing this chunkster, I have mixed views about it. It‘s yet another retelling of Robin Hood that veers off the beaten path of the others...a mix of factual myth (is there such a thing?!) and pure fiction. While characters are recognizable, their actions and motivations are often totally not.

It was an entertaining, often humorous romp, but at almost 500 pages, I think it could have been tightened up a bit. ⬇️

robinb And while not necessarily a criticism, it is often hard to see a well-loved classic from a totally different perspective. There are multiple views of who‘s “good” and who‘s “bad”, as chapters are told from various characters‘ perspectives. In the author‘s note there is the mention that this story started out as a stage play in 2012. There is also mention of another book to follow, and yes, I would probably read that one as well. 4/5⭐️ ⬇️ 1mo
robinb Thanks to #BookishFirst and #ForgeBooks for the ARC. 1mo
BridgetteM I also have an ARC of this! I‘m planning to start it tomorrow and I‘m a bit daunted by the length of it. 1mo
robinb @BridgetteM Since I‘m a slow reader anyway, it took me awhile to wade through. I enjoyed it, but it was definitely a different, twisty look at the legend. Happy Reading! 😊 I‘ll be interested to see what you think! 1mo
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Victoriahoperose
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I highly recommend this book. It is in varying perspectives about two teen boys who are struggling with their identities and become friends. It examines mental health and the impact of friendship and love and rising above stereotypes. It also had a bit of a sci-fi twist to it which was super captivating and I can‘t wait to read the next book! Perfect day to read by the pool! #torteenpublishers #bookishfirst

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robinb
Nottingham | Nathan Makaryk
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I must admit I was a little confused at first when I opened my #bookmail today from #BookishFirst and @bookbrag (#MacmillanPublishing)...thanks so much to both!!!

It appeared by looking at the cover that I had received an ARC about politics (which I don‘t read). However in checking the spine of this #chunkster (492 pages), I discovered that it‘s the latest adventures of our daring hero Robin Hood! New cover (right, on Amazon) and book out 8/6.

LeahBergen Fun! 🏹 2mo
robinb @LeahBergen Now THERE‘S the emoji I was looking for 👀🤣🤣! Thanks Leah, for helping a friend out! 💕😘🤷🏻‍♀️ 2mo
LeahBergen 😆😆😆 2mo
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Texreader I‘d be very confused too! 2mo
robinb @Texreader I know, right?! 🤷🏻‍♀️👍😂 2mo
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled Ooo! Im getting this one too! Thanks for the heads up about the cover 😆 2mo
robinb @ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled Yay!!! Yes, it takes a minute to figure out what you‘ve got! 🤣 Happy Reading! 2mo
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TheBookAddict
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UPS just dropped this #ARC off. 😁 👏🏽

Don‘t mind #TwinkyToles , he‘s just taking a nap...he‘s snoring as I read. 🤦🏽‍♀️ #catsoflitsy #littenkitten #mybrat #TolesBrats

#BookishFirst #SagaPress

wanderinglynn What a cutie ginger! 🧡🐱 2mo
TheBookAddict @wanderinglynn 😆 thanks! He‘s a spoiled one too. 😽 2mo
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KimM
Wilder Girls | Rory Power
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I think this one will be a hit with the Hunger Games/Divergent crowd but I just did not find it believable and had to put it down after 100 pages. I‘ll make sure it gets into the hands of someone who can enjoy it without tripping over things like stitching an unclean wound. 🤢 Btw, I did not get a Lord of the Flies vibe as promoted. Thanks to #BookishFirst and #Underlined for the ARC.

Reagan-reads Hmm I loved The Hunger Games, did not enjoy or finish the Divergent series AND just took this out from the library. I‘m excited to get started and see. 2mo
KimM Let me know what you think about this one! @Reagan-reads 2mo
Megabooks Great review! 2mo
Kristy_K I didn‘t get the Lord of the Flies vibe either! 2mo
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robinb
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Mehso-so

I had a love/hate relationship with this book. It seemed to me that it couldn‘t decide what it wanted to be...love story, fantasy, historical war adventure, with a little teleportation/time-traveling thrown in for good measure.

This is the story of Keelin, a young woman who embraces her destiny to become a priestess, gifted in healing, mind manipulation and time travel. As the daughter of an Eire (ancient Ireland) chieftain, she uses her 🔽🔽

robinb abilities to aid her people as they are threatened by war.

My issues here were threefold: the war (which had a huge buildup) occurred 25 pages from the ending; there were some skips/jumps in the narrative (not pertaining to time travel) that were a bit annoying; and the ending left a cliffhanger of sorts...and I haven‘t seen any indication of this being a series.
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robinb To sum it up, the writing was fine, the characters likeable enough but not sure what I just read...I feel like I‘ve been reading in limbo. 3/5⭐️

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robinb
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Reading in bed with this beauty. A #BookishFirst win (thanks!) billed as an historical fantasy. 😊🧚‍♀️🧚‍♂️

Melissa_J This sounds really interesting. 2mo
robinb @Melissa_J So far, so good! 👍 I‘m seeing it more as a YA choice since our heroine is an about-to-turn 17 yo. 😊 2mo
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