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Mrs_B
Abhorsen | Garth Nix
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Pickpick

I love this continuation from Lirael, it‘s well written and a superb magical story. It does deal with essentially power in death so does get a bit dark, but not too bad. I love it.

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RedxoHearts
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Pickpick

These books have been good easy reads and sometimes that's exactly what you need. I've been listening to the audiobooks and I enjoy the narrator too. Grier has become the official Dame Woolworth while also working her ghost tours. She goes hunting for a magical creature that's killing others and has to be stopped.

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thegirlwiththelibrarybag
Sabriel | Garth Nix
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Me : we can buy the special 25th anniversary hardback and put this one in the little free library pile

Also me : ok, I‘d forgotten that I‘d had this signed *puts it in the keep pile and buys the new edition*

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Dawny1
Fall of the House of Cabal | Jonathan L Howard
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After reading previous Johannes Cabal books such as Johannes Cabal Necromancer and The Fear Institute,I found this book disappointing. The story really dragged out and failed to keep me interested. Such a shame!

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wanderinglynn
Johannes Cabal the Necromancer | Jonathan L. Howard
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Mehso-so

I'm having a hard time verbalizing my opinion on this book. Reminiscent of Pratchett, Gaiman, & Adams, I liked this book but . . . something was lacking.

I liked the overall plot, the dark humor, & the characters. But the story never compelled me to read it in one sitting. While I'll probably read the rest of the series, I'm not going to put it at the top of the TBR. It's one of those I'll-get-around-to-reading-it-one-of-these-days books.

emz711 Oh man I loved these. First one was certainly the best though 3mo
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wanderinglynn
Johannes Cabal the Necromancer | Jonathan L. Howard
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Oh Audible, I try to give you up and then you have a 3 for 2 sale and I cave. 🤦🏼‍♀️

I‘ve started the tagged and it‘s quite amusing. Reminiscent of Pratchett. And the narrator has one of those proper British accents, which makes it that mc much more fun.

SkeletonKey I want to read the Agony and the Ecstasy so badly! 3mo
KathyWheeler I read The Agony and The Ecstasy when I was young — loved it. My husband and I decided to listen to it as our road trip book last year; it was great on audio too. 3mo
wanderinglynn @KathyWheeler I‘ve heard great things about it. 👍🏻 3mo
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Laughterhp
Sabriel | Garth Nix
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@Chrissyreadit I got the #LMPBC book today!

Can‘t wait to start this one!

#GroupD

Riveted_Reader_Melissa I loved this series! 4mo
Chrissyreadit Yay! 4mo
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Chrissyreadit
Sabriel | Garth Nix
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Pickpick

Absolutely loved this book. I enjoyed the characters, story and setting. Fantasy that includes evil dead, sorcery and modern contraptions. I will be sending it on Tuesday #lmpbc

Laughterhp Yay! Can‘t wait to read this one! 4mo
Lucy_Anywhere I really liked this one as well - I just like how Garth Nix writes characters 4mo
LazyOwl Love this series as well, one of my favourites 4mo
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thegirlwiththelibrarybag
Sabriel | Garth Nix
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Excuse me but WHY are there two versions of the 25th anniversary edition? It‘s bad enough that Victoria is back in lockdown (although the Mambo #5 tiktoks have been quite entertaining)- I can‘t also be expected to make difficult decisions like this!

TrishB Sorry you‘re in lockdown again 😞 you could‘ve in a country with 50k plus cases a day and about to reopen everything. The worlds gone bonkers. 4mo
ozma.of.oz If I remember correctly, the one on the left is exclusively an Australian edition. I think. And I‘m so sorry about the lockdown. My work just lifted the mask mandate and I‘m just about tearing my hair out in frustration. 4mo
thegirlwiththelibrarybag @TrishB, the speed of this lockdown caught me by surprise. The mask mandate for offices that are not public facing had just lifted a day or two before lockdown was announced. That‘s so many cases! Are they declining at all? 4mo
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thegirlwiththelibrarybag @ozma.of.oz, the one on the left did pop up as an option on an Australian online bookseller newsletter but my screenshot is from book depository which is not (so I think available for anyone to purchase worldwide). Ive just bought more face masks - at this stage I feel like I‘ll wear them (regardless of the mandate) until the vaccine rollout rolls around to my age group. I feel for you - the frustration is real! 4mo
ozma.of.oz Huh. Weird about the book. I have no idea then. 😅 And yeah, I‘m also just going to continue wearing my mask. The number of people that I‘ve heard flatly refusing to get the vaccine at my work is just so disheartening. 4mo
thegirlwiththelibrarybag @ozma.of.oz, it‘s so disheartening. There are a few people at work now that are not doing the right thing and I‘m ready to start losing friends over it. Im still no closer to deciding which version I want 🤣 I‘ve got awhile to think on it… 4mo
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BarbaraJean
Abhorsen | Garth Nix
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Pickpick

Finishing out this trilogy with such high praise. A strong, capable female lead, coming-of-age themes, strong world-building—just impressive all around. I love the Lirael story arc that spans this book and the one before—and this one ties things up nicely. Highly recommend this series! I‘m looking forward to diving into some of the other books set in this world.

KCofKaysville @BarbaraJean I liked Sabriel a few years ago. I like strong heroines. 4mo
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