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BookishGamer87

BookishGamer87

Joined May 2017

"Fairy tales are more than true: not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten.”
― Neil Gaiman
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Teeth in the Mist by Dawn Kurtagich
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Aurora Rising | Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff
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Jay and Amie are terrible, wonderful people who write terrible, wonderful books. I don't think I could love this any more if I tried.

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Oh man, now I really wish you could romance Loghain. Honestly, once a certain something was finally revealed, I just sped through this. Seeing Maric become the man (and king) he was meant to be, seeing Loghain endure heartbreak and love and then heartbreak again and just keep going, and seeing Rowan become queen for Ferelden's sake alone was just 🙌 Literally yassss queen!

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Nevernight | Jay Kristoff
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What the hell kind of fool was I when I DNF'd this like a year ago?! I adored this to pieces and I'm so glad I already have Godsgrave ready for next month. Mr. Kristoff sure knows how to dish out the pain, I'll give him that.

Ddzmini Any assassin story is great... but this one is so much more 😍🙏📖😋 1w
BookishGamer87 @Ddzmini Oh, I agree! So glad I gave it another shot! 1w
SassenachTheBookWizard Rofl we can be friends again 5d
BookishGamer87 @SassenachTheBookWizard Oh, thank goodness! I also just ordered Lifel1k3 and Dev1at3 as well if that helps me any 😂 5d
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I don't know how Kayla always manages to leave me a sobbing, happy mess...but she's done it again.

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Retribution Rails | Erin Bowman
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Welp, when an ending makes me cry and hug the book, I know it's a good one! Definitely want to pick up more of Erin Bowman's stuff now.

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Dragon Age: The World of Thedas, Volume 1 | Various, David Gaider, Ben Gelinas, Mike Laidlaw, David Various Artists, Mike Various Artists
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The love I have for this series of games knows no bounds, and I finally have the books in my possession to feed the flame! And, Maker's breath, some of the illustrations are just gorgeous! Just an amazing book all around.

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Vengeance Road | Erin Bowman
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I grew up on John Wayne westerns and, honestly, we need more YA westerns! This was just perfect. Can't wait to start the companion novel!

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Unraveling | Karen Lord
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I was unsure about this one for the first few chapters (magical realism isn't really my thing), but once things got going, I really enjoyed it. And, as per usual with these kinds of stories, I still have a lot of questions. But I'm oddly okay with that.

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I mean, are we really surprised that this was an amazing little jump back into the world of Illuminae? Loved those 82 pages so much! Been a few months since I reread the trilogy...just saying.

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Welp, this may get me wanting to do another reread of the trilogy, but I'm willing to risk it. So excited! ❤

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Passion on Park Avenue | Lauren Layne
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I'm slowly easing my way back into contemporary romance, and this was amazing! It's just that right amount of subtle steaminess! I adore hate-to-love slow-burn, and I was screaming when they finally kissed!

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The Prey | Tom Isbell
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So this book gave me real Maze Runner vibes, but mixed with a bit of WW2 prison camp stuff. Like, there's actually a twin-loving Dr. Mengele-esque character at one of the camps. It was a lot darker than I was expecting and I loved it.

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Mehso-so

Honestly just feel kinda meh about this one all the way around. But at least I got another book off my TBR!

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I picked both this and the sequel up because I was in one of those moods where I just didn't want to read anything. I'm one of those Alice fans that enjoys the Burton films for what they are, so if you enjoy the movies, you'll enjoy these novelizations. Simple as.

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Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea | April Genevieve Tucholke
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This is honestly one of those books that I have a hard time rating, because I really enjoyed it, but man! That relationship was super manipulative! I mean, I get it, he's the "devil", so it's gonna be like that. But still kinda ick. Otherwise, I loved the Needful Things vibes that I got from this, so onto the sequel!

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The Women's Suffrage Movement | Sally Roesch Wagner
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I don't think I've ever been so simultaneously angry at and enamoured with a book as I am with this one. School texts really do an awful job at informing you of just how bad it was. Definitely recommend if you're interested in delving deeper into how the vote was won...and who was repressed in order to get it.

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I loved this book of novellas! It was great seeing what happened to these characters before (and after) all the events of the dystology. I was especially happy to see Hayden again. He was my favorite character.

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The Shadow Cabinet | Maureen Johnson
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So...that's the end? Really? No 4th book? Just all these loose ends that I get to make headcanons of? Okay then.

BookHoarder32 I know... maybe she'll eventually write another one? 🤞 4mo
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The Shadow Cabinet | Maureen Johnson
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Time to find out what happened to my boy! Freaking cliffhangers!

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The Madness Underneath | Maureen Johnson
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So, this book almost feels like it was written by an entirely different person! So much better overall than The Name Of The Star. And that ending cliffhanger killed me!

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The Silmarillion | J. R. John Ronald Reuel Tolkien
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I'm excited to be getting deeper into the back story of Middle Earth and where better to start than the very beginning? My only issue was that the first quarter or so of this reads like a Bible and was a little harder to wrap my brain around. But after that, it was great!

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The Name of the Star | Maureen Johnson
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I almost DNF'd this book at 40 pages because the writing style seemed very juvenile to me (like someone who was no longer a teen trying too hard to write like one), but I pushed through, hoping it would get better (it didn't). There's also a completely unnecessary "romance" that just consisted of him spouting Ripper facts and them making out. I do own the other 2 books, so I'll give the second one a chance, but I don't have very high hopes.

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The Women's Suffrage Movement | Sally Roesch Wagner
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What better book to read for Women's History month?

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Undivided (Reprint) | Neal Shusterman
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Oh my god, I have so many feelings! I think I cried almost nonstop for the last 100 pages of this book. My heart!

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Undivided (Reprint) | Neal Shusterman

In a population of hundreds of millions, such a small number of people is a mere drop in the bucket...but enough drops can make any bucket overflow.

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The Fourth Closet (Five Nights at Freddy's) | Scott Cawthon, Kira Breed-Wrisley
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I actually really liked this finale. The end confused me a bit at first, but I finally wrapped my mind around it, I think 😂

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The Twisted Ones (Five Nights at Freddy's) | Scott Cawthon, Kira Breed-Wrisley
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Man, I had forgotten how much of a psychopath the MC is in this one! The ending is still great though!

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Five Nights at Freddy's: The Silver Eyes | Scott Cawthon, Kira Breed-Wrisley
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Doing a reread of books 1 and 2 now that I finally have the 3rd. This book is a bit slow at first, but you need that background. Once it hits about 160 pages or so, the action starts and it's great.

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Wicked Saints | Emily Duncan
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This is one of my most anticipated books of this year, and it definitely didn't disappoint! Blood magic, divine clerics, disastrous (but steamy) romance, and lots of Dragon Age-inspired feels. Now I just have to sit here and wait impatiently for the next book. Or play Dragon Age. That's an option too.

PathfinderNicole I was just thinking about playing Dragon Age for a bit 😂 5mo
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Wicked Saints | Emily Duncan
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Super excited to start this tomorrow! One of my most anticipated books of the year! ❤

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A nice little novella with the lore of the Wicker King and his Champion's quest for the Rapturous Blue.

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Obsidio | Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff
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I had forgotten how much the last 100 pages hurts. Send help. And chocolate. Or just chocolate. 😭😭😭

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A People's History of Heaven | Mathangi Subramanian
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Oh my gosh, this book! These young women and their mothers are so inspirational and empowering. I've teared up so many times! Definitely going on the favorites shelf!

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A People's History of Heaven | Mathangi Subramanian
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Just started this last night and I love it already! Women supporting women! I teared up twice within the first 40 pages just from how inspirational and empowering it is. ❤

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Decided to start this one instead as The Raygin War just wasn't grabbing me. Here's hoping a historical paranormal romance satire does.

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The Raygin War | Molly Sardella
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Debating starting what I can of this today or just waiting until tomorrow. It also bothers me that this book is listed under a wrong author name (it's actually Larry Gerovac)...but yeah. The premise reminds me a bit of the Mass Effect games, so my interest is peaked.

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Gemina | Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff
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Continued on with my Illuminae Files reread. If I ever get tired of these books, there's something wrong with me.

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Illuminae | Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff
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Still amazing the third time around!

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Killing Adam | Earik Beann
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Well this turned out to be even more of a roller coaster ride than I was expecting! I'm always up for a good time with a murderous AI!

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1984 | George Orwell
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I'm pretty meh about this book, honestly. I get why it's a classic and also why folks would want to ban it. But I honestly almost DNF'd it at like the 150 page mark. So yeah...meh.

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King of Scars | Leigh Bardugo
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I've got some books today! So excited, especially for the gorgeousness that is King of Scars! 😍

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Unsouled | Neal Shusterman
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'Hope can be bruised and battered. It can be forced underground and even rendered unconscious, but hope cannot be killed.'

I honestly think this is my favorite Unwind book so far. One more to go!

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Out of The Easy | Ruta Sepetys
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Well, I wasn't planning on finishing this tonight, but ya know. I got so angry about everything going wrong for poor Josie that I just had to finish and see if she got her happy ending or not. I honestly think this is Ruta Sepetys best novel so far! And it's not just my love for New Orleans making me biased. I have all the feels.

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Unwholly (Reprint) | Neal Shusterman
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This one took me way too long, and it's not the book's fault at all. Haven't been sleeping well lately and it threw me into a funk. But anyway, this was a great follow-up to Unwind and it was great to see both old characters and a couple new ones. These poor kids just can't catch a break!

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Oh man, I know it's not the book 5 that we all wanted, but it was amazing to be able to return to the world of Alagaësia! Seeing some familiar faces (Murtagh! 😍😍😍) and learning some history of the Urgals was great. I'll just sit here and wait impatiently for more.

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Mehso-so

This is basically a book of spooky/creepy writing prompts. At least, that's what it was to me, anyway.

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Unwind (Reprint) | Neal Shusterman
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Took me about 200 pages to really get into this book, but I ended up loving it! The ending has me eager to see what happens next, so I'm glad I have the box set and can just dive back in.

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Between Shades of Gray | Ruta Sepetys
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So, I saw that they were adapting this book (under a new title, Ashes and Snow, I believe) so I figured it was time to finally pick it up. I love reading about the history no one talks about, and this was one of those. That's what I love about Ruta Sepetys. I only have one book left of hers to read now (Out Of The Easy) and I can't wait.

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It. Movie Tie-In | Stephen King
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Started my year off with the longest book I will (probably) ever read. Thankfully I really enjoyed it! There wasn't really any parts that dragged for me, which was a total surprise. Did get grossed out a bit at one point and was totally uncomfortable at the orgy scene, but other than that, it was a great book!

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Dragon Age Omnibus | David Gaider, Alexander Freed
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I'm calling it now, because I'm certainly not going to be able to finish It in one day. 😂 Hope you all had a great reading year as well!

GripLitGrl 🎉🎉🎉 6mo
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