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Bookish_Gal

Joined August 2019

AVID READER. Science fiction and fantasy adventure obsession with a side of Poetry. Historical fiction slides in. Teacher, so young children books
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Tristans Nana has got a very straightforward point. Here darker stories told them better, it sounds. This books is a great educational one for me; I know their stories as people, not gods as they are in this book. I love it! Also, liking Gum Baby more then I thought I would. #RiordanPresents

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YESSSSS. I feel like I‘ve been waiting for this declaration since the beginning. What came next after this took me by surprise. Although, the only wonder I had about the book was where the queens motive really started. Everything else fell into place nicely with how the book showcased everyone‘s thoughts.

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I‘m gonna kill him. I‘m gonna go crazy just like Hazel. FRANK!!! Oh My Gosh this book was amazing!! It had everything! Apollo has grown so much in understanding the “simple mortals” and the gods own demigod children. You see this? Growth. #RiordanPresents

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Really put into perspective how people‘s minds can change reality around them #RiordanPresents

RosaS I really love that quote! I had to stop and ponder on it for a moment before continuing when I read the book. 1w
Bookish_Gal Same!! This entire scene of Apollo realizing he was so mean as a god had me going 1w
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I don‘t know where to start with this. I adore Reyna so much; she‘s such a powerful and amazing woman. So glad she‘s getting a nice spotlight in this book. And now a quest of her own with Meg and Apollo! #RiordanPresents

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So glad I picked up this novelization for Halloween. It‘s the perfect book! Have not seen the movie yet, so I‘m glad I got the book. Has so much more in depth thinking between the characters that I love reading about.

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Book 4. Yes. Yes he is. The god Apollo is still cast down as a mortal. Meg is still bugging him. Everyone from past books are here. Finally they got to Camp Jupiter! Now, let‘s see how they protect the prophecies before the old risen Roman rulers, Commodus and Ceaser, and sometimes Nero, come to fight to take over the world. #RiordanPresents

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Imbalance | Faith Erin Hicks, Michael Dante DiMartino, Bryan Konietzko
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I love avatar. This is the final graphic novel to Imbalance. This book really ties up nicely the conflict between benders and non-benders. So proud of Suki for teaching the gaurs chi-blocking. The detail to Ru was well done, being a non-bender in her bender family; being a bender equals the right to rule. No ones a better earth bender then Toph and I love this part where she discovers the use of metal bending the metal rope.#avatarthelastairbender

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The Young Elites | Marie Lu
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Poor Adelina. First she survives -yet so scarred- from the mysterious fever that claimed her mother, gave her unknown powers and turned her father abusive to her. Now she is on death row for said dangerous (misunderstood) powers. Where will this book take her?

LibrarianRyan This book is so good. Read it with a tween book club. Spent the entire first session discussing mistress vs wife and why she ran away. Not what I had planned, but you go where the kids need to go. 1mo
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Ash Princess | Laura Sebastian
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Slow start gave way to an inciting story. Theodosia has gotten caught by the attention of Prinz Søren, and love, while trying to escape his fathers rule over her country, and over her. Theo‘s story of going from a surviving ash lamb to a ferocious fire Queen was of standing big up for yourself and tour country depending on you.

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Storm Runner #2.The characters are back in great showcasing. I still love Brooks sass, Zanes desire to do good. Although, those Mayan gods don‘t help. I really liked the inclusion of more demigods. I felt like they were missing out a lot in the story - not just because the book is about rescuing them,rescuing Zanes god dad. The division made the story hard to follow sometimes. still looking forward to the “great destruction” next. #RiordanPresents

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Ash Princess | Laura Sebastian
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Oh My Gosh this book is amazing!! Lady Thora, aka the Last Princess Theodosia of Astrea, is finally getting her powerful mind to work! The Kaiser invaded and took over her land, killing her mother the Fire Queen, and made Thora his little play thing to break and show at events that he‘s conquered this land. Now the Prinz is interested in her. Her mind is sharper then any sword. Can‘t wait to watch her rebel.

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They Called Us Enemy | George Takei, Justin Eisinger, Steven Scott
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Our democracy is a participatory democracy. Existentially, it‘s dependent on people who cherish the shining, highest ideals of our democracy and actively engage in the political process.

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They Called Us Enemy | George Takei, Justin Eisinger, Steven Scott
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I love George Takei so much. This is an essential read for everyone. It‘s a depiction of the American camps of Japanese from the world war. From the eyes of a child, everything looks different. I love how he attributes learning about the democracy from his father. That “our democracy is a participatory democracy”; which the definition is perfect, and has changed how I view our democracy

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I love the simple way Atticus shares the innate feeling of love. Of the different kinds of magic you find in love, in youth, in Her, in words, in stars, in adventure, in darkness... magic is everywhere, we simply have to look for it.

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This hits hard. I love it!!! Atticus has a way with words that makes what he says so relatable to the feel of wanting love

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This is my favorite poem series, so I‘m wicked happy I got the third one in! Cover is absolutely Gorgeous!!!

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“The fire will destroy you if you don‘t release it‘s power.” Also, never thought a book could pull off this shade of mellow yellow. Let‘s see how this second book (to The Storm Runner) will go. #RiordanPresents

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Wow! So it kept both the older idea I‘ve had of who Harlequin is, and define her at the same time. Her own monologue through the book adds a nice piece of who she is. Her costume change from the skimpy cheerleader outfit, thatJoker gave her to wear, to an amazing whole body red, black and white outfit we all know best was my favorite. Or that she never lost the pizazz jump in her step. Now she‘s after Joker who left her in prison-easy escape

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Alright. So far tho grouping have had a very good run of DC ladies, so here Harleys graphic novel. She‘s one of those characters everyone loves that I haven‘t really understood yet. Let‘s see if this changes my view on her - crazy, passionate, twisted psychologist, turned evil by Joker emotional abuse.

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What a ride.Gotta say I enjoyed the twists that had me prepared to throw the book across the room.I loved Annaleigh and her love to her many sisters. I only had issues with the final few chapters-felt so rushed didn‘t really fit. Especially end romance-nice concept, but didn‘t fit in with the rest of the story. The curse wasn‘t about the girls, but they were stuck with it. Would‘ve liked it more background on who started it. Are they grieving dad?

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Halfway there!!! Hold on what now??? This book has so many unexpected twists going through it my brain hurts. Surprisingly enjoying it, too. Not one for this many twist within one book, but this is working out very well

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This one set. Especially this gnight one. Makes me tear up every time because it‘s exactly what I need to hear. Hearing I am loved. Everybody needs to hear it. It really puts into perspective how everyone around you has that tug of love for you. Meaning they‘re always there

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Original comic book print of the original characters from 35 years ago? Check. Absolutely love going back to the roots of my favorite hero‘s in a half-shell. TMNT will always mean a lot to me - they were my first hero‘s when I was little. The styling of the old comics are so different then today‘s, art simple yet gets it across and the talking helps describe pretty well. Besides, I‘m just happy the box set is signed by Kevin, a cocreator,& Steve

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I love Steven so much. And putting him in the school system with Connie? Amazing. Thought this was going to to be a simple here‘s how Steven does with Connie, but got Steven bringing in, accidentally, a snail holding gem. Poor poor Connie. Then the “Yard Sale” short at the end is hilarious in its own right, too. Garnet is The Queen of the Mom Squad

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Teen Titans: Raven | Kami Garcia
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Slightly different take on how Raven figures out her father is the demon Trigon. Protected by her aunt and cousin, who are amazing, after her mom died, she tries to get through high school. I remember those years. Her mental battle with Trigon in her head and “sharing” his power over her body, to this point in the picture, was powerful to watch. I love Raven so much

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I think my expectations for this graphic novel were high, as I was underwhelmed with how the story went. Catwoman‘s humble beginning was more casual here then I thought it would be. Though just as heartbreaking. Her personal growth she went though, to learn she can do anything, was a great turn around.

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Mera: Tidebreaker | Danielle Paige
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I love Mera anyways, and this graphic novel follows her as she figures out what she is willing to fight for. What she starts off wanting to do, killing Arthur, changes when she gets to know him. And I love how her character changes through the story to do so.

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Rereading a classic TMNT comic volume as I prepare to meet the Kevin Eastman himself at the convention this weekend. This volume series is amazing in its detail, not just the artistry but the storyline. Origin is a bit different, but everything fits together amazingly. Keeps me on my toes for which character is going to show up next.

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Alright. Finally picked up the book. I‘m not usually about mystery murders, but something about the way this first chapter goes about has my attention. Interested now as to which route it is going to go down

AmyN.Clegg It‘s fantastic ^^ 2mo
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Of Ice and Shadows | Audrey Coulthurst
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Sequel to Of Fire and Stars. This was an amazing read if not just because it surprised me - didn‘t know there was a sequel!! This follows Denna and Mare, soon after they commit to each other, as they part to discover more about themselves separately. One politics, one magic. It was amazing to read how both princesses changed and accepted how the other grew by the end. This was very refreshing between the romance and the way the plot thickens.

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Advice from Hestia to Girls. You are not made of paper; if you were, you would have turned to ash a long time ago #GirlPower

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Same story as the movie Infinity War with some very nice more in-depth details about what is going on. Favorite additions include the gorgeous line art of some movie scenes from the Bug Battle. It‘s also a very nice subtle note that the pages count down to the snap. Also this added felt paragraph kills me every time.

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this is the version of the tale they do not want you to know. After all, What is more powerful then women who know all about the blessed fires inside them that grow

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Trust yourself more than you distrust others. #RiordanPresents

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Within Ash and Stardust | Chani Lynn Feener
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End of trilogy! This book had everything! Action, mystery, drama, romance... Both men who love Delaney, each had time with her, are on the same page I stoping the one evil from taking over the planet. What they can‘t deal with is who will Delaney choose? I loved how they didn‘t fight over her, or force her to choose (though each showed their love differently). It was all about Delaneys choice. Personally I‘m not disappointed in who she chose.

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Every one of us knows there is a Vêrmund we cannot best. It is a good lesson to learn, I think.

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Between Frost and Fury | Chani Lynn Feener
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Book #2, Delaney has been kidnapped again. This time from the evil prince. What I like about this book, is the evolving mystery fascination to adoration that prince Trystan has for Delaney. This book shows how the two are forced to court each other. I love how this new side of Trystan is shown and a love-triangle is set up. Who will Delaney choose after this; the cautious guard who first took her, or the evil prince she now sees all sides of

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Amid Stars and Darkness | Chani Lynn Feener
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Delaney is my spirt animal. She is feisty and doesn‘t take anything from anybody. She acts just how I (wish) I would act if I was mistaken as an alien princess. The romance is slow enough to keep up with, and follows the plot well. The evil prince from the other side of the planet makes for an interesting storyline of if Delaney will actually follow through and become princess or if she gets to go back to earth

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Let's Talk About Love | Claire Kann
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Nice and slow following a college student trying to make self of where she is going attraction wise. I connected with Alice in this way the struggles she has with her friends halfway through felt so solid in reality that it made me rethink my relationship with a couple friends over the importance of the same issue

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Let's Talk About Love | Claire Kann

I love how Alice went and spoke with a therapist about her search for understanding her orientation- as well as for help understanding her attraction to the new boy. Makes me think of hat would be best for me

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Tash Hearts Tolstoy | Kathryn Ormsbee
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First off, this was a coming of age story for a young lady trying to understand how to navigate in a sexual world where she wants nothing to do with it. I felt this book very strongly as someone who is questioning my own desires. Finding out that the boy she likes, is attracted to, does not want to be with her because he does not understand how she likes him but not want to “be with him”, is a major concern of myself and it is felt with amazingly.

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Be brave enough to let yourself learn