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CyaneFillion

CyaneFillion

Joined June 2017

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This was an easy read about the different kinds of love humans can have, and the complicated actions and consequences that follow from trying to protect oneself or those you love. It wasn't something that made me cry, which is what a lot of the reviews made me think would happen, but it was a good read.

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Hero at the Fall | Alwyn Hamilton
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I thoroughly enjoyed that ending! I must admit, I wasn't quite expecting things to turn out the way they did, but in a good way. What I appreciated a lot throughout this trilogy was that the romance did not overtake the plot, nor drove it fully. It really was about rebels trying to make a difference. I would have liked a little bit more after story/spotlight on Rahim and Delila, because they weren't very present. But overall a great read!

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Traitor to the Throne | Alwyn Hamilton
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I found this one much more enjoyable than the first book. There was a lot more intrigue, and I found the new characters, as well as the downplay of the romance aspect refreshing and interesting.

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Marina | Carlos Ruiz Zafon
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This was initally a very curious, creepy sort of murder mystery. However, as the story progressed, it dealt with sadness and the passage of time. I can't articulate quite how I felt after reading other than a strange solace and acceptance. I have to say, when the book meant to be tense and creepy, it most certainly was. Not at all the type of book I thought it was going to be. I highly recommend it.

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I really really enjoyed reading this. This was such a magical read from start to finish, and the journey of all characters was heartwarming. It's definitely as great as Chocolat, perhaps even better.

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Only Human | Sylvain Neuvel
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I'm so pleased with how this series ended! It reminded me of The Sparrow a little, but with both a worse and better ending in its own way. It was a pleasant and very human story to follow.

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I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It was very sad to see what happened to some of the character, but overall I'm impressed by the different narratives the author is pulling together. Again, the novel is mostly interview style, but I did not think that took much away from the suspense. In fact, I think a more distant pov gives an interesting take to what's happening, and makes you look for details and information that is often found in climaxes.

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Sleeping Giants | Sylvain Neuvel
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This was a really unique book, written in interview records. As a sort of first contact with alien novel it reminded me a little of the Illuminae series, except for that surprisingly little had to do with space (for now). I thought it was captivating and read it in less than a day. I'm just gonna jump right back into the sequel now that this has dragged me out of reader's block.

jpmcwisemorgan I really enjoyed this one. It has a bit of an X-Files vibe to it for me. 2mo
CyaneFillion I'm really excited to see what happens next. I just started Waking Gods! 2mo
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Heart of the Fae | Emma Hamm
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Oh man, did I hate this book. It reminded me of all the bad aspects of the beauty and the beast, where a first encounter is violent and abusive, and the second is immediately lust and sexual tension? It just did not make sense, and the NSFW parts made it cringy to read. Additionally it was not well-written. There were missing and double words, and name usage in scenes that were written from a thought pov of characters who didn't know the name.

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A Pocketful of Crows | Joanne M Harris
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This was such a nice fairytale to read. Easy to follow as well as honest and to the point, I finished this in one sitting. I also really like the idea of Joanne M. Harris writing her own series of magical fairytales, as this one felt very heartfelt and unique.

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I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Whereas I took my time reading my last few books, I finished this big one in 2 days. I can't believe how hooked I was on the plot, the characters and how everything ended fitting together! It was absolutely amazing and I've already recommended all my friends read this. It was a very compelling read that always kept me wanting to continue, one more chapter every time. I'm especially amazed at how the MCs are written.

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What an excellent ending to the Broken Earth trilogy. This entire series had such good worldbuilding, amazing interpersonal relationships and evoked character emotions so well! Even the ending itself, it was both hopeful yet melancholic. I truly think this is one of the more unique fantasy novels to read, and I will most definitely read other books from this author.

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Amazing sequel to the fifth season. I have yet to be certain about ulterior motives of the characters, but the worldbuilding is fascinating. It's also refreshing to read a fantasy novel that isn't quite white centered as many of them can be. I am super excited to read the final book to see what happens!

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The Fifth Season | N. K. Jemisin
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The fifth season is a really interesting book, and the story itself is so unique (and to me quite unpredictable)! I can't seem to tell what's going to happen, but the book kept me on the edge of my seat all the way through. Now I obviously have to start the second book, because there is so much I want to find out!!

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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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Fantastic comic book, it really does justice to the podcast and was a great throwback to the characters I've come to love.

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Warbreaker | Brandon Sanderson
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This was such a wonderful read! Aside the amazing magic system and world building I thoroughly enjoyed the plot! All characters were very engaging, interesting and had contributions to make to the storyline. This finally got me out my reading slump!

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Norse Mythology | Neil Gaiman
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An enjoyable read for an introduction to the Norse myths. The structure was put together well and made it seem pretty coherent, but I wish it had been a more detailed telling? I don't know if it was just me, but it didn't always read as an adult book to me. Perhaps that's because I was expecting this to be a novel- I had no idea before I started that it was going to be about actual Norse mythology. Anyways, a nice read, but not my favourite.

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This turned out to be such a cute read! I'm normally not about love stories, but this one was really nice and wholesome to me, with the added magic and amazing settings. I'm really glad this got me out of a streak of less than amazing books.

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The Wrath & the Dawn | Rene Ahdieh
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I really enjoyed this book! The setting, the characters and the plot all caught my attention for good reasons. I'm finally out of my reading slump, and I have this to thank for it. Normally I'm not a romance person, nor do I enjoy love triangles, but I didn't mind too much in this case. I'm very excited to read the sequel!

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This left me as confused as the film, and frankly the film didn't entertain me as the first one.

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Stalking Jack the Ripper | Kerri Maniscalco
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I'd have given it a so-so if I hadn't figured out the criminal within the first 50 pages. Whilst the setting is fun, knowing who the culprit was made getting through the book exhausting. I'm sad I didn't enjoy this as much as everyone else seems to, but even the ending just wasn't satisfactory for me. It just felt like it had all the right elements but none of them did it for me? I will give the sequel a chance, just to see if it's better.

Johanna414 Literally just looked at the book profile to make sure I wasn‘t the only one who guessed the killer immediately. I liked the book, but it‘s been soooooo hyped and I don‘t really understand why 8mo
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I'm not sure how I felt about this whole book. I don't think the ending was bad or anticlimactic, but it felt almost like the entire extra Stelian plotline was put in as a last minute rush. The last 200 pages felt like a drag to me, and that's a tad upsetting. I don't know why, but I felt as if the farther I progressed in this trilogy, the less I enjoyed the romance interaction. I absolutely loved the first book, but this one just didn't cut it...

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Mehso-so

I had more trouble with this book than the first. I also may have had issues with the way Karou was described from Akiva's POV at most times. However Akiva, Liraz and Hazael were the highlight of this part of the trilogy for me. They nearly made me cry. Now onto the next and final one!

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I mostly like this for the fact that it is my favourite angel trope, and the world building is fun. If this hadn't been angels, I think I would have hated this.

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Such a lovely and intriguing book of fairy tales! I had a lot of fun with the pictures and the characters. I'd definitely recommend this as a little bit of insight into the Grishaverse.

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The third installment of the Guardians books! The pace picks up in this one and leaves a cliffhanger for the next one. Very sweet.

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Fun little children's book! I'm hoping to read all of this series' books this year.

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Tentacle | Rita Indiana
Mehso-so

It got good near the end, while it was a very strange book I think it sends us a good message regarding our environment.

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This book was so good! I cried the last 20 pages, because it was such an emotional journey and I'm so happy for the way it was wrapped up (mostly at least, my heart just has to recover first). I am glad some of my theories came true, and I will definitely read more Sanderson from hereon.

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Holy crap. I did not think the second book of a trilogy could be This Good. I am SO glad I read this and there is no way I can say anything without spoiling the book, so I will just say that this one is so much better than the first one to me. I am now starting the final installment of this trilogy and I hope I can finish it by the end of this month.

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The Final Empire | Brandon Sanderson
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A fantastic start of a trilogy with some amazing characters to follow. I'm not entirely sure how tue series is going to progress, but I am most certainly excited to read the books in the new year.

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The Hazel Wood | Melissa Albert
Mehso-so

A YA with a nice concept, just a shame I figured out the plot twist so early, and the conclusion seems like it was so obvious as well. I liked the concept though!

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The Sense of an Ending | Julian Barnes
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Not something I'd usually read, but finished this in the span of a day and I have to say it was quite a good book.

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The Gloaming | Kirsty Logan
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Such a lovely and slightly magical read! Got a little creepy at the end, but I thoroughly enjoyed it.

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Mehso-so

I found it progressively harder to get through these books and am glad I finished the main trilogy. I can't help but feel Takeo is an unbalanced character, and therefore found it hard to tolerate him as MC.

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Mehso-so

Again I feel it's written as if it was a Heian Japan, but I'll read the next book soon.

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Mehso-so

I can only read this as if it was written during Heian times. Otherwise I'd say it's a bit cringy. I do like the level of detail paid to feudal Japanese culture.

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Our Dark Duet | Victoria Schwab
Mehso-so

Again, very edgy in a meh way. I'm sad because I loved the adsom series.

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This Savage Song | Victoria Schwab
Mehso-so

Just very 'edgy' in a not nice way.

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Chocolat. Joanne Harris | Joanne Harris
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Such a nice and sweet story!

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Bright We Burn | Kiersten White
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Yes! I really enjoyed the conclusion to this trilogy, and would recommend the second and third book over the first one.

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Now I Rise | Kiersten White
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So much better than the first one! I can't wait to see how Radu's story continues.

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And I Darken | Kiersten White
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As the first book in a trilogy, I felt the buildup was a bit slow and the romance seemed a bit like an obstacle in order to enjoy the book for me. However, the story seems to go into an interesting direction and the historical setting of the Ottoman Empire is one that I haven't read about before, which makes this a fun way to explore and learn new things! Will be starting the next book now!

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Convenience Store Woman | Sayaka Murata
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Very good read. I don't find the book hilarious or funny, as it is often described, but I do think it is an eerily accurate portrayal of Japanese society and norms. Was slightly creeped out by the male main character.

Pruzy I also thought there was some cultural situations in the book that seem so awkward from a Western perspective (although I am not an expert in Japanese culture so I might be wrong in what I am interpreting as emerging from the culture in the book). For example, the inability of everyone to recognize that she was neuroatypical and was doing amazingly with the life she had & that there was still this push in her to settle down with apparently anyone. 1y
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The Miniaturist | Jessie Burton
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Very interesting read! The story definitely took off about halfway through, and kept me hooked until the very end.

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Clockwork Orange | Anthony Burgess
Mehso-so

I did enjoy it, but not as much as other books I've read, which is the sole reason I gave it this rating

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The Golem and the Jinni | Helene Wecker
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This was such an amazing read, and it made me feel happy and calm. I really enjoy the relations the two main characters have with each other and those around them.

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Station Eleven | Emily St John Mandel
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Nice, and not what I expected:)

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Unhooked | Lisa Maxwell
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This was a fun read, and definitely one of the better Peter Pan stories out there. Despite the large amount of spelling mistakes, I had a great time just getting into the flow of the story.

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Raveleijn | Paul Van Loon
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YES! I love this children's book!