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Sarz
Sea Witch | Sarah Henning
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4 ⭐
I was not expecting that ending! Shit got real, and changed what was a fairly pleasant but simple tale into an exciting retelling!

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BillBlume
Once & Future | Cori McCarthy, Amy Rose Capetta
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Once & Future has been on my radar for a while. When I saw B&N has it on sale for 50% off, that was too good to resist. #booksale #bookhaul #YA

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TrishB
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Really enjoyed this one, yes it‘s not really feminist as the girls don‘t really get any benefits or any say do they 🤷‍♀️ thoughts of what it is like to be totally powerless.
This is my first Barker, maybe I‘ll get to the Regeneration trilogy now that‘s been on my tbr forever.

Melissa_J I have an interest in this one, but am a little hesitant because I bailed on the first book of the Regeneration trilogy. 6h
TrishB I haven‘t read any others- but this is a really easy quick read (IMO!) what didn‘t you like about Regeneration? 6h
Melissa_J I couldn‘t get into the story at all, and I wasn‘t a fan of the writing. 6h
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TrishB @Melissa_J I don‘t know how they compare but I‘ll bear that in mind! This would definitely be an historical novel for you! 6h
OrangeMooseReads I liked this novel as well. 5h
Maria514626 @TrishB The first in the Regeneration trilogy is very good. I started the second but didn‘t get far. I really didn‘t like the MC. Haven‘t tried the third. 5h
writerlibrarian This is on my to get list. First book of the trilogy is really good. The other two are still in my TRP 4h
CarolynM @Maria514626 I absolutely adored Regeneration. I started The Eye in the Door but found it quite confronting and it was making me feel sick. Actually, I was newly pregnant and it was morning sickness but it wan't great subject matter in that condition so I put it aside. I tried to read it several times post pregnancy, but every time I picked it up I got that sick feeling again! I don't know if I'll ever be able to break the association😂 4h
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Rachel_nyc
Circe | Madeline Miller
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Congrats @Megabooks for the huge milestone! #25etsy My reading has been hit or miss this summer but the clear favorite was Circe. I worried it wouldn‘t live up to the hype but it exceeded expectations!

Megabooks That‘s awesome! Do you have to know a lot about mythology to enjoy it? Thanks for entering! 9h
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ReadingOverSleeping
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Can't. Wait. 😏

LibrarianRyan She posted on Twitter last night that book 7 is called Evil Thing and is about Cruella Devil. 13h
ReadingOverSleeping @LibrarianRyan oh my God, I loved that movie! So exciting!!! Did you finish the series? 55m
LibrarianRyan @ReadingOverSleeping confession. I haven‘t started it. 😖🤫🤭 43m
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ReadingOverSleeping
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I really enjoyed this! It makes the Queen more human and really tells us how she ended up the way she did. It's a sad story unfolding for generations. At a certain point you really want to tell her to grow the fack up though and my sympathy was down to nothing. Looking forward to continuing with this series! #teamnosleep #fairestofall #disney #threesisters

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kellyann28
A Curse So Dark and Lonely | Brigid Kemmerer
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I am a self-proclaimed hater of fairy tale retellings. So if I'm saying this is amazing then you'll probably find it even more so if you like these types of stories. I am definitely going to be picking up the second book upon it's release! #TeamRhen

TheBookKeepers 😱 yes!!!!! 1d
kellyann28 @TheBookKeepers It has that "ACOTAR" feel to it. You will like this one! 1d
TheBookKeepers Damn! Buying it!!!!! Hahahaha 1d
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eri.reads I can't wait to get to this one from my TBR...I may need to bump it up lol 13h
kellyann28 @eri.reads I had bought it on sale awhile ago and finally got to it becuae it was a book club read I'm in. I should have read it sooner! Book 2 comes out in January 2020 so maybe you could line it up pretty good :) 13h
cjbooklover This book was so amazing! Can‘t wait for the sequel! 7h
kellyann28 @cjbooklover I preordered it last night 😍 6h
cjbooklover I just found out my Mom has already preordered it, we are planning to split it between the three of us (my sister read it and loved it as well!) 6h
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UnabridgedPod
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Soniah Kamal's Unmarriageable opens with protagonist Alys teaching a class of girls in Pakistan about a key phrase from Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice. From that moment, I loved this book. Kamal retells Austen's classic story, set in the early 2000s in Pakistan. (continued in comments)

UnabridgedPod In her essay "Pride and Prejudice and Me," she writes, "As I read and reread Pride and Prejudice, Elizabeth Bennet and every other character ceased to be English--to me, they were Pakistani. . . . Ever since I could remember, I'd been engaging in literary transference/transplantation/translation from one culture to another. ⬇️ 1d
UnabridgedPod Growing up on English literature, I taught myself to see my daily reality reflected in my reading material, while plumbing its universal truths in search of particulars" (334-335). That layer of awareness pervades the novel, making each mirror of the original plot more resonant because of the characters' (and, particularly, Alys's) understanding of Austen's observations. ⬇️ 1d
UnabridgedPod Kamal is an excellent writer, and the plight of Alys and her family, of her reaction to Darsee and his friends, of the alternate excess and deficits of the families in the society is moving because of and beyond its source material. I've read a lot of excellent Austen rewrites recently, and this novel will join that collection without a doubt. 1d
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Daria.Adrianna21
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This book was a wonderful introduction to poetry. It handled serious topics that pertain to other young women and it shows the depths of those problems.
It also dealt with feminism, and as a conservative, I was skeptical. But this book handled feminism in a meaningful way, not annoying or shoved down my throat.
I am so happy I finally had the courage to pick up this book and give it a read.

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Brithomas17
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What better way to spend a few hours at treatment than reading, 📖 it‘s probably the quietest times I get away from my kids! 😂 Circe is getting better, still have a ways to go left 👍🏻