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Twainy
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🎧 it was supposed to be the year of the short book due to chronic reading slumpage. SO many pages 😫

This book is all over the place!! 1882 Victorian London gives this story an awesome Dickinsonian vibe to begin with but it visits Chicago, Scotland, Tokyo …

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 👇🏻

Twainy Charlie & Marlowe are orphans with unusual powers. They are The Talents. A jaded cop finds herself responsible for delivering these kids to … ahh another vibe … reminded me of the adult version of mrs peregrines home for peculiar children.

So who‘s the bad guy? Is it a creature made of smoke that‘s hunting them? Who‘s going to save the world today?

👇🏻👇🏻
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Twainy I can‘t wait for the next book in this immersive world. Perfect choice for narrator.

Slow at times, all over the place, great audiobook!
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Addison_Reads
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#NetGalley #AudioARC

When historical fantasy is done well it is one of the most satisfying genres to read. J.M. Miro has created a world full of magic and monsters set in Victorian times. This book has a large cast of characters and lots of action going on. Kids with special "talents" are being hunted. There's an underlying darkness to this tale that made my horror loving mind happy and mixed with the adventure and fantasy made it a perfect read.

vivastory This sounds great & your line about kids with special talents being hunted reminded me of 2d
Addison_Reads @vivastory I thought about that book while I was reading this one. I think you'd like this one. It's the first in a trilogy which makes me even happier because I can't wait to revisit this world. 2d
vivastory Just put a hold on it at my library 👏 2d
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kplovesbooks
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I just got an email from Goodreads...I won a copy of this book!!!! 😍😍😍

BooksNBowls Lucky!! I never win 😢 2d
kplovesbooks @BooksNBowls I try to only pick the ones that are giving away 100 copies. That way there's SOME chance!! Otherwise it's pretty hopeless. 2d
BooksNBowls @kplovesbooks good point! I still try every month lol maybe in a couple years I‘ll win 😅 2d
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Branwen
All the Seas of the World | Guy Gavriel Kay
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These lovely gems arrived today! Happy publications day to the newest Guy Gavriel Kay book! Does anyone else love his work? I find his writing to be so exquisitely beautiful! ❤️📖❤️ #bookmail

BennettBookworm A NEW GGK BOOK?!?! His work is some of my favorite ever! I‘ve read Lions of Al-Rassan more times than any other book! Omg this is the most exciting news 6d
Branwen @BennettBookworm RIGHT?! I WAS SO EXCITED EHEN I FOUND OUT! 📚 5d
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MidnightBookGirl
Midnight in Everwood | M.A. Kuzniar
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Bailedbailed

I have not bailed on a lot of books this year so far, but I was so bored. Not even speeding up past my usual audio speed helped. Made it a quarter of the way through before remembering that I don't have to finish every book I start, so I released it back into the Libby wilds to find a more agreeable reader. #DNF

Isaac.Witkowski I personally thought this book was very exiting 6d
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Addison_Reads
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I've been using #NetGalley for almost a year now and I've never gotten so many books I requested before. I was excited to see all of these added to my account today. I really need to get to reading. 😁

I also picked up True Biz and the new Gilgamesh translation at the library today.

jlhammar Wow! So great. Can't wait for your thoughts on these. I'm about halfway through True Biz and really enjoying it. 2w
LiteraryinLawrence I‘ll be really curious what you think of the new Zevin. I‘ve liked the previous ones but the premise of this one seems like it could go either way… 2w
Megabooks I‘ve heard good things about the Wong and Zevin! True Biz was great, too. 😁 2w
vivastory I wish I enjoyed using my kindle more than I do bc of netgalley 2w
Addison_Reads @vivastory I prefer physical books. I taught myself to appreciate reading the ebooks more by doing it at night with all the lights out. Now I look forward to reading that way each night. But if the sun's out, or lights are on in the house, I just can't concentrate on an ereader. 2w
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Kammbia1
All the Seas of the World | Guy Gavriel Kay
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I have a very small list of writers whose novels I look forward to when they release something new. Guy Gavriel Kay is on that small list. Only one week from away from the release of his latest, All The Seas Of The World. Set in the same world as Children of Earth and Sky & A Brightness Long Ago…I‘m totally looking forward to see where else Kay goes in this world. Kay is one of our best contemporary fantasy writers and should be read widely.

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Nutmegnc
All the Seas of the World | Guy Gavriel Kay
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I needed some good news today! This releases May 17!!! Can‘t wait!!

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shanaqui
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If you're familiar with Icelandic sagas, this is probably especially delightful: Tolmie captures something of the rhythm and the language of them (albeit of course in English, but you might be familiar with it even from translations), and the way of thinking. It felt so familiar, like surely it must really be part of that tradition, right down to the interpolations by a later Christian author. I enjoyed it a lot.

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RamsFan1963
The Black Chalice | Marie Jakober
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Bailedbailed

That's it, I'm done! Over a hundred pages of this and still nothing has happened, the book is moving at the speed of a glacier. No way I can stand another 375 pages of this nonsense.

Suet624 Good call to bail. I‘m one of those nerds who keeps going despite muttering about how much I dislike a book. 4w
RamsFan1963 @Suet624 I try not to bail, but when I look at a book with dread at picking it up again, it's time to move on. 4w
Suet624 Definitely 4w
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