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AvalonRoselin

AvalonRoselin

Joined December 2018

www.roselinproductions.com
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I'll Give You the Sun | Jandy Nelson
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#BookLook returns! This time it's I'll Give You The Sun by Jandy Nelson~

I wanted to capture the two different POVs and include all the bright pride colors from the cover I had, so I did only warm tones on my left for Jude and cool tones on my right for Noah.

I used Black Heart's Forbidden Florals palette: Bloodroots, Plumeria, and Yellowbell (Jude); Sweet Pea, Iris, and Oleander (Noah)

#makeup #selfie

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Mehso-so

2.5/5
I appreciate the effort the author put into researching genderfluidity and lgbt issues, but the actual plot and characters come off as framing devices for a novel length essay. Points for trying but I think there's plenty of room for better representation of genderfluidity in contemporary fiction.

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I'll Give You the Sun | Jandy Nelson
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Pickpick

This book has so many storytelling conventions that I love (different times, overlapping events, split perspective)... I loved it!!
#ya #comingofage #lgbt #grief #family #romance

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Tfw you snag a verified signed copy from a used book store ♡
#warriorcats #erinhunter #signedcopy #autograph

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Mistborn: The Final Empire | Brandon Sanderson
Pickpick

Well, that was the best video game I ever read!

TobeyTheScavengerMonk Hahaha, well put! I just started book 2! 4mo
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Pickpick

What a great start to the arc! I love all the new POV characters~ My one grievance is that I wish more minor characters died; it's hard to take the harsh winter and lack of food seriously as a threat when the only consequence is that the Clans are a little hungrier than usual. Can't wait for The Silent The!

#warriorcats #erinhunter #thebrokencode #animalfiction #cats #amreading

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Look what just came in the mail!!
#warriorcats #thebrokencode #erinhunter #currentlyreading

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Mistborn: The Final Empire | Brandon Sanderson
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FINALLY reading Mistborn and getting some serious Six of Crows vibes. Also Allomancy is one of the coolest magic systems I've seen in a while!
#amreading #currentlyreading #ya #fantasy #heist

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Matched | Allyson Braithwaite Condie
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Pickpick

I was really and truly not expecting to like this book, but it was, dare I say it... GOOD?! Definitely a good read if you like The Giver.

#ya #dystopian #romance

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This was a fun #BookLook! I tried to replicate the red and violet from the cover, and I like how it looked overall~

Makeup used:
BLACKHEART Midnight Magic palette "Blaze" and "Majestic"
Nyx Smokey Eye palette
Saraya Jade liquid lipstick "Lydia"

#ya #supernatural #romance

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Matched | Allyson Braithwaite Condie
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I'm #currentlyreading a #ya #romance, but I don't hate it? Weird but welcome!

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Mehso-so

My main thought reading this book was "Sure, why not?" It throws everything at the wall hoping something will stick, resulting in an absolute mess... But sometimes messes are fun. I recommend it if you're looking for quick, cheesy entertainment. It wasn't a good book, but it definitely wasn't boring!
#books #fantasy #ya #romance

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I'm #currentlyreading a hot mess of psychic powers, ghosts, vampires, and teen drama, but it's good, cheesy fun!
#ya #fantasy #literaryjunkfood

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Sabriel | Garth Nix
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Today's #booklook is inspired by the Mordicant from Sabriel, an intimidating monster with gray-green skin that I tried to mimic with my eyeshadow.

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Black Heart Midnight Magic palette "Ignite"
NYX Smokey Eye palette
Saraya Jade Matte Liquid lipstick "Hex"

#fantasy #YA #selfie #goth #makeup

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Pickpick

I just finished this and what an absolute emotional thrill ride!!!! I loved every page of this book, every character, every detail of the world. READ THIS.
#books #bookrecs #amreading #currentlyreading #fantasy #ya

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Time for a #booklook for one of my favorite series! I based this look on Violetpaw. Since her name is VIOLETpaw, I used different shades of purple, and because she is a black and white cat I made it light in the middle and darker at the edges. This is a more subtle look since I used Black Heart's Pastel Dreams palette but I think that suits the introverted character.
#warriorcats #books #selfie

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Still reading Children of Blood and Bone, still loving every page! I love how the Clans are set up in the beginning of the book, it's a good reference to lead with!
#currentlyreading #fantasy #bookrecs

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The Black Cat | Edgar Allan Poe
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Winnie has a clear favorite lol!
#CatsOfLitsy

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The Black Cat | Edgar Allan Poe
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#BookHaul!!! Finally I have some of the pretty tomes ♡
A Treasury of Irish Fairy and Folk Tales
Classic Horror Stories
and a new treasury notebook!

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Today's #booklook is dedicated to my latest novel, Cloudless Rain! Gradually I'm getting the hang of liquid lipstick and photo editing, lol. For this look I used a gradient of blue eyeshadow and uses the darkest blue shadow to replicate my usual winged eyeliner.
#indieauthor #books #mystery #goth

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I'm #currentlyreading Children of Blood and Bone. The worldbuilding is drawing me right in!
#books #fantasy

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Sabriel | Garth Nix
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Mehso-so

This book has everything I love in it, but for some unknown reason we didn't click. If you like the premise, give it a chance!
#fantasy

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The Help | Kathryn Stockett
Mehso-so

I enjoyed the story and characters, but I think there were some instances of stereotypes and tone-deafness on the part of the author that held it back from being a favorite.

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Pickpick

Torn between pick or so-so... it was a good book but it moved veeeeeerrrrrrry slow. I'd recommend it to kids and patient readers because I do think the messages are good, but readers more suited to action fantasy might get bored.

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This week's #booklook is for The Girl Who Drank The Moon! Luna's magic is described as blue with silver edges, so I broke out the Black Heart Midnight Magic palette and the Nyx Smokey Eye palette to do something similar. Decided to forego eyeliner this time and drew on wings with dark blue shadow instead!
Don't miss my review of the book on YouTube tomorrow!
#books #fantasy #selfie

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Sabriel | Garth Nix
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#currentlyreading Sabriel by Garth Nix! I've wanted to get my hands on this since middle school but never did until now~ #books #fantasy #amreading

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Dragon Speaker | Mugdan Elana A.
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Today's #booklook is inspired by Keriya's stunning red-violet eyes in Dragon Speaker! I used Black Heart's Midnight Magic palette (Blaze and Majestic) to try to mimic Keriya's eye color. Not sure if it worked, but I think this is my best blending yet!
I don't have an adorable crocheted Thorion (yet), so Sunny is taking his place in the photo since I left my book at home!
#fantasy #books #amreading #selfie

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What I'm #currentlyreading! It's hard to put my feelings for this book into words, but I like it!
#fantasy #books #newberrymedal #amreading

Lostinagoodbook I need a pocket dragon after reading this book. 😊 7mo
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Like Falling Stars | Avalon Roselin
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#WritingMoodMonday! Today's #mood: Change! What major changes do your favorite characters go through?
#amwriting #amreading #books

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Untitled | Unknown
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Today's #booklook for Dragonsong by Audrey Rose B. uses tones of pink and purple to match the cover art! Since Dragonsong is an ebook exclusive I don't have a copy to pose with, but I do have a dragon friend!
#fantasy #fivestarread #selfie #amreading #indieauthor #bookrecs #books

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Dragon Speaker | Mugdan Elana A.
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Pickpick

Despite some issues with pacing and tone, I still definitely recommend Dragon Speaker to fans of MG/YA #fantasy!
A full review will be posted to YouTube later this month!

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Dragon Speaker | Mugdan Elana A.
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I think I'm going to finish today!
#currentlyreading #fantasy

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ALiCE | Avalon Roselin
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#WritingMoodMonday! Today's #mood is... #writersblock! 😖 What do you do to recharge your creative battery when it burns out? Let me know!
#indieauthor

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ALiCE | Avalon Roselin
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Today's #booklook is one of my own, ALiCE! Reye did my makeup so I don't know everything he used, but I think it was a combination of the Nyx smoky eye palette and shimmer powder from naked cosmetics.
Went a little ham on the pose and sadly that cut off the book, I'll need to keep that in mind moving forward...
#indieauthor #selfie

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The Adventure Zone: Here There Be Gerblins | Clint McElroy, Griffin McElroy, Justin McElroy, Travis McElroy, Carey Pietsch
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Great book! As someone who wasn't super familiar with the podcast beyond some animatics on YouTube, I thought this comic maintained the comedic energy and style of the podcast while adding fun visuals. I feel like I'm playing DnD with my friends reading this!
#fantasy #taz

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Dragon Speaker | Mugdan Elana A.
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Birthday book~ Dragon Speaker by Elana Mugdan

#currentlyreading #amreading #fantasy #birthdaybook #books

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#WritingMoodMonday!
Today's mood is #nostalgia. What books make you nostalgic? Let me know!

#amreading #CatsOfLitsy

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I am still new at this but enjoying it! Here's my #booklook for The Erth Dragons: The Wearle! I used Blackheart's Midnight Magic palette to try to give myself a look similar to the dragons in this book: blue (everlasting) on the lid, blended upward with green (ignite) and some dark violet (mystic) on the outer corner.
Catch my full review of this book tomorrow on YouTube!
#fantasy #dragons

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Dragon Speaker | Mugdan Elana A.
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Look what arrived! So excited to dig in to #DragonSpeaker by Elena A. Mugdan~ You know I love #dragons!
#currentlyreading #fantasy #newbook

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Untitled | Unknown
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Had to do some fanart for #Dragonsong by Audrey Rose B.! It's only $0.99 to download on Amazon and is free on many other sites, so check it out~!
#indieauthor #fanart #myart

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Mehso-so

I really don't know how to put this. I REALLY enjoyed the plot, but the characters were kind of flat and the first bit was kind of a doozy to get through (the book starts with Dragon Bible Genesis, I kid you not). Maybe if it was aimed at a slightly more mature audience...? Give it a chance if you like mysteries and overlapping stories, but take it with a grain of salt.

AvalonRoselin Also it will help a lot if you already have familiarity with The Last Dragon Chronicles. 8mo
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Untitled | Unknown
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Sadly Litsy doesn't have this short story in its archive, because it's very good! If I could review it, it would definitely be a Pick. Dragons, world building, magic, witty writing, and gals who love gals. What more could you want? Can't recommend Dragonsong by Audrey Rose B enough! ♡
#indieauthor #fantasy #shortstory #lgbt

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Fellow author Audrey Rose B. came up with a fun bingo card to describe her writing style, so I had to get in on the fun! Here's what you can expect from my books~ (and thank you to cog for the template!)
#indieauthor #writing #onbrand

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ALiCE | Avalon Roselin
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Throwback to when Winnie was less than a year old!
#CatsOfLitsy #indieauthor #ALiCE

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Sooo torn on this book so far! The things I like I REALLY like, and the things I don't I REALLY don't. This is gonna be A Review for sure...

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Like Falling Stars | Avalon Roselin
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Reye did my makeup today and I thought it was the perfect look for Like Falling Stars! Might do more makeup looks for my books~
#indieauthor #fantasy

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Darkest Mercy | Melissa Marr
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Pickpick

Great finale to this series! I would have liked to see a few characters come back or do more, but it was satisfying overall. My ship became canon sooo can't complain! #WickedLovely #DarkestMercy #finale

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Me: Oh, dragons!
*sees Chris d'Lacey*
Me: OH NO

Nothing against d'Lacey as a person, but I've always found his subjects... weird. I'll give this a fair chance, though!

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Kingdom Hearts II: The Novel, Vol. 2 (light novel) | Tomoco Kanemaki, Tetsuya Nomura, Kazushige Nojima
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While it's nice that some scenes/characters are expanded on, the novelizations of this series as a whole are sloppy and not descriptive at all. You'd do just as well to look up scripts for the games--or better yet, play them (and if you can't, there are lots of good let's play series out there). Don't let the books be your intro or only experience with this franchise!! #KingdomHearts #novelization

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Darkest Mercy | Melissa Marr
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Lunchtime means reading time ♡ #WickedLovely #DarkestMercy #currentlyreading