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Butterfinger
Leviathan | Scott Westerfeld
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I came hesitantly, but from the first page action and adventure had me rolling along with the story. Battles between fabricated creatures and futuristic machinery were mind boggling. It was Star Wars in Europe at the beginning of WWI. And, did I mention that Churchill and Charles Darwin's granddaughter are foes? This #dieselpunk ROCKED!!!!! #BBRC @LibrarianRyan #SeriesRead2022 @TheSpineView

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Nelnjali
Ruin and Rising | Leigh Bardugo
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Getting close to the halfway point in Ruin and Rising, and I think I'll get a lot more read since I'm a bit stuck. My reading buddy is fast asleep in my lap, and I hate to disturb him.

#catsoflitsy

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mschenk
Good Girl, Bad Blood | Holly Jackson
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10/10 Miss Holly Jackson never disappoints me. I NEED to get my hands on the 3rd book!

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BekaReid
We Are Okay | Nina LaCour
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This is the second time I've read this book, and I am still at a loss to write even an adequate review. How do you review a book when you have no words and too many words at the same time? Nina LaCour's writing is affecting and beautiful. I definitely recommend.

LiteraryinLawrence Ughhhh I love this book. 💗 2h
BekaReid @LiteraryinLawrence you were the one who recommended this author to me a few years ago. I love all her books 😊 and am looking forward to her newest coming this spring 1h
LiteraryinLawrence @BekaReid I forgot that I had recommended it! 💗 I am totally excited about Yerba Buena. 1h
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lostinwords
Concrete Rose | Angie Thomas
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The audio reader definitely brought the characters to life. The main character, Maverick, & his girlfriend, Lisa, reminded me of some of a few people I met and befriended along my adolescence and, at times, myself. As a black youth, growing up in the inner city, one is constantly faced w/ the question, am I this, or am I this. We look to the elders in our environment to support our belief in ourselves until we can stand without the scaffolding♥️

lostinwords I think many, not all,youth struggle through adolescence; a stage of individuating & developing who you are. During that time, we all attempt to look for mirrors to reflect who we think we are, & who we want to be. It‘s so critical to have people who believe in who you are when you‘re not really believing in yourself. Maverick reflects this challenging process. As a former teacher, I looked for & saw the strengths of each st. As adults,we must (edited) 2h
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lostinwords
Concrete Rose | Angie Thomas
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lostinwords “Son, one of the biggest lies ever told is that black men don't feel emotions. Guess it's easier not to see us as human when you think we're heartless. Fact of the matter is, we feel things. Hurt, pain, sadness, all of it. We got a right to show them feelings as much as anybody else.” (edited) 3h
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annika.verge
Looking for Alaska | Green, John
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Looking for Alaska by John Green follows Miles, also known as Pudge, around his new life at Culver Creek boarding school. He meets many new people but one person seems to stand out more than the rest, this person being Alaska Young. Alaska is beautiful, unpredictable and mysterious. Miles is fascinated by her world and quickly becomes friends with her. But then a tragedy strikes and everything changes.

annika.verge I would recommend this book to those wanting a reflective and emotional read. This book is written in first person point of view as we get the thoughts of Miles and words like “I” and “we” are used. 3h
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noellemullin8
Reached | Ally Condie
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f you like books about going against all odds to be with the people you love most, Reached by Ally Condie is the perfect book for you. This is an action packed finale book of a dystopian romance trilogy that will truly blow you away. A plague has spread throughout society which is seen as the beginning of the end, or the start of the Rising against society.

noellemullin8 Cassia, Xander and Ky are all part of the Rising, they all hold very different but key roles. Cassia is stuck in Central with her “society job” of sorting, but she will come in handy when the time comes to delay the matching ceremonies. Xander is located in Camas as a physic who has been working on switching out the society pills for those of the Rising and will one day administer the vaccines to those that have fallen ill. 4h
noellemullin8 Whereas Ky has been training with the rest of the pilots for when the crucial point arrives to deliver the vaccines to all the cities affected by the Plague. A lot has changed in recent months and the society is failing to contain the disease. It is happening slowly but surly and the result will be that the society will crumble to it‘s knees. 4h
noellemullin8 First with the downfall of the Matching ceremonies and finally losing all control to the Rising‘s powerful takeover in the big cities. Camas was the first city to fall under the new found control of the Pilot but it definitely won‘t be the last. With the Plague spreading rapidly, Cassia once again finds herself separate from Ky with no way to get to him, yet. 4h
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noellemullin8 The only way they have been communicating, as of recent, has been through letters transported by the Archivists but even they have become severely delayed due to the Plague. Ky is determined to be reunited with Cassia but he knows that he has to wait for the perfect time to escape the Rising and reconnect with her and her family. 4h
noellemullin8 He has played a major role in changing the entire structure of society just to be with Cassia and all that‘s left is their reunion to finish off their epic love story. One major theme present in this book is limitation, mainly in the structure of society. Even though their is a new type of government present after the Rising‘s takeover Ky and Cassia are still struggling to be reunited. 4h
noellemullin8 As different as the Rising is from the old society there are still many rules put in place that are stopping the two lovers from being together. Certain things will die off with the society such as the matching ceremonies, old society jobs and limitations on their freedoms but there will always be that sense of authority over everyone. 4h
noellemullin8 Ky knows that he will never be in full control over his life when there is someone always in charge of everything he does. He hopes that will this social change, he will finally be able to love and be with Cassia forever but it isn‘t guaranteed. Matched was written in first person point of view because the characters all use pronouns such as “I, We, Us, etc.” throughout the story. 4h
noellemullin8 There is lots of emotion included in the writing because we get to see the inner thoughts and feelings of the three main characters, Xander Carrow, Ky Markham and Cassia Reyes. They all narrate their own personal experiences which makes this book so interesting. Even though the characters aren‘t all together we can still see what they are experiencing simultaneously. 4h
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coffeewithbooks
The One | Kiera Cass

Heyy everyone , what going on? Sorry I haven‘t been on much . Been trying to catch up on reading and life LOL. Anyways , will anyone want to start a Buddy read with me kinda soon ? After the the selection series I want to read A Court Of Throne And Roses series or the shatter me series . Anyone interested? 😀 #theselectionseries #acourtofthoneandroses #shatterme #buddyread

KateReadsYA I'm gonna be reading a court of thorns and roses probably around March.....kind of a ways away?? 5h
KateReadsYA I honestly want to read all these series too! Are you starting with the selection series??? 4h
coffeewithbooks @KateReadsYA I can probably wait until then lol I do have other books on my tbr 😂 and I just started a few month ago I‘m on the third book on the series. (edited) 4h
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KateReadsYA @coffeewithbooks okay awesome. Let's do a March Buddy read for A court of thorns and roses if you'd like? I have a buddy read for February but once I get started on ACOTAR I'm probably gonna want to read the whole series hahahaha 😅 3h
coffeewithbooks @KateReadsYA sound good to me . Do you have a Instagram? 3h
KateReadsYA @coffeewithbooks no I don't. Only Litsy. Not super into social media. 3h
coffeewithbooks @KateReadsYA okay that understandable. I will try remember to start in March 😊 3h
KateReadsYA @coffeewithbooks I'm gonna make a new page in my book journal this evening and I'll write it down as well as tag you :D I'll post a reminder at the end of February 3h
EclecticBookLover @aroc didn't you want to read A Court of Thorns and Roses? 3h
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BekaReid
We Are Okay | Nina LaCour
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"But now there is stillness and drips of candle wax and quiet. There are the ghosts of who we used to be."
Really this whole passage...Nina LaCour's writing is sparse but absolutely beautiful.