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Fantasy_bookworm

Fantasy_bookworm

Joined June 2020

Book lover. He/they.
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Wow. That book was… something. I have really mixed feelings about this one. On one hand it was pretty engaging, even funny at times, and certainly weird (which can be a good thing!). But it missed the mark with some of the jokes, and just felt like it was about to spring some really asshole-y quip. But overall it was okay, especially for something I randomly picked up in a Little Free Library. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
And yes, that *is* a massive cup of tea.

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Starless | Jacqueline Carey
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I really like this so far, and this line from the main character Khai is *iconic*.

“Don‘t worry, I can kill in skirts as well as I can in breeches.”

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Good Blood | Aaron Elkins
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Mehso-so

R&R? More like MM&M- Murder Mystery and Monster!

I‘ve been reading out of my comfort zone lately, and this book just seemed pretty cool as a quick read. It‘s good, except for some weird bits I didn‘t really like about incest. Ugh.

Still, overall a good read. There‘s a lot of characters, but they‘re not too hard to keep track of. Three and a half stars (Or moons, I guess). 🌕🌕🌕🌗🌑

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I‘m really enjoying this book, and this photo was too pretty not to share!

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Mehso-so

I‘m definitely not a horror person. Even “slightly scary” gives me nightmares.

But I‘ve been venturing out of my bookish comfort zone lately, so I thought I might as well give this a try.

As previously stated, I‘m not a horror person, so I haven‘t read Lovecraft. I‘m good at inferring things, though, so I think even without prior knowledge this book is enjoyable. Giving it a so-so because… still not a horror person lol

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I‘m a pretty big whovian, and I really enjoyed this. It‘s nice and short, and I thought the voices were pretty good. (Maybe if I pretend it‘s autumn, all the snow‘ll go away?)

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Rot and Ruin | Jonathan Maberry
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Mehso-so

This isn‘t really my kind of book, but I thought i‘d give it a try. Was I pleasantly amazed? Sort of.

This book follows the story of Benny Imura, a fifteen year old boy who‘s forced to get a job so the government doesn‘t cut his rations. With few options, he turns to his brother, asking for an apprenticeship as a bounty hunter. But there‘s a lot more to killing zombies than he expected.
It was okay, just not really my type of book.

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Eldest | Christopher Paolini
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This book alternates between Eragon and his cousin Roran‘s POVs, which i really enjoy. It‘s about as good as the first, and i definitely liked the different POVs. Gerard Doyle does some pretty good voices for the #audiobook.

Even though i‘ve read this series a few times, i haven‘t actually read this book until now! It wasn‘t available at the library so i just went “eh” and picked up Brisingr. Everything makes a lot more sense now 😅.

Fantasy_bookworm My conclusion? My cd player is my new best friend. 7mo
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Eldest | Christopher Paolini
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I noticed that four of the jacket covers put together form the map of Alagaesia, which is pretty helpful. (And also looks cool, my crappy lighting doesn‘t do it justice!)

#audiobook

bthegood very cool - 8mo
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Eragon | Christopher Paolini

Listening to the #audiobook of this, and it‘s just as good as I remember! (Definitely going to be a long ride!)

Fantasy_bookworm I‘m having issues getting a photo to upload, anyone else having problems? 8mo
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Reading and drinking a big ol‘ cup of cocoa- this feels so christmassy!

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The Rough Patch | Brian Lies
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I found the audio of this on the Libby homepage, and decided to listen.

It tells the story of a fox (who i thought was a human? The audio doesn‘t make it very apparent) with a beautiful garden he‘s raised with his pet dog. It‘s pretty short, but i enjoyed it.

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So i‘ve been looking for some christmas reads, but not really finding anything i want to read. I mostly read YA sci-fi/fantasy, and i like dystopias, but these types of books aren‘t very… christmassy 😅

Anyway, do you guys have any recs?

kwmg40 I like this collection of short stories by Connie Willis. It's not specifically YA or dystopian, but it is sci-fi/fantasy. 8mo
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Botanicum | Katherine Willis
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The illustrations in this book are so amazing!

I was planning on having my cup of tea in the photo, but i drank it too fast 😄

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Botanicum | Katherine Willis
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This book is so interesting!

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Stargazer | Patrick Carman
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#Two4Tuesday
@TheSpineView

1: Tons and tons, but The Land Of Elyon series is one I‘ve felt this about most recently. Argh, I want a time machine!

2: Basically any mystery. My dad loves those but I am always baffled by the reveal!

TheSpineView Thanks for playing and happy Tuesday! 😊🌞📚 1y
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Front Desk | Kelly Yang
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Woah! This book was really cool. I finished it super quickly, because I just couldn‘t put it down!!

Mia‘s story is engaging and emotional, full of friendship and hardship. I recommend this funny, thought-provoking tale to all ages. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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The Cats of Roxville Station | Jean Craighead George
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This is an amazing, heartwarming, inspiring tale of a cat named Ratchet, or rather a tale of all the living things of Roxville. A tale of cats and birds and skunks and foxes and racoons... and even humans. A tale of friendship and hatred, of trust and deceit, a tale of the unspoken language cats have, and most importantly a tale of love.
This is a tale of the cats of Roxville Station.

(Wow, I felt poetic today... anyways ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ for sure 😄)

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The action scenes in this #manga look awesome!

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You guys remember that #SuperSunday thing I came up with? Well, it‘s back 😀

1: People trying to talk with me while I‘m reading. I don‘t want to be a jerk but at the same time I just... ugh.

2: Reading in my backyard with lemonade is literal heaven

3: early summer, because it‘s nice to relax with a book before it gets too hot (in which I am literal fried bacon and it‘s hard to focus on reading)

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Guess who found this in a bookish Discord server?

What year is this from? I don‘t know.

Did I even know NPR did a book thing? No.

But did I just add some books to my TBR? ...Yes.

https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/402986338925936650/436164003048325140/213...

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#FirstLineFridays
@ShyBookOwl

“Yesterday I left Lathbury behind.”

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This book was so touching and compelling I could NOT put it down!

Aven Green is just like any other thirteen-year-old girl. She has two best friends, and she loves playing soccer. The only difference between her and any other girl? She doesn‘t have arms.

I loved the accurate representation of mental health, and the mystery element just made it even funner! I completely recommend it.

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I know I‘m only about half way in but... I just don‘t really like it. I know, I know, it‘ll probably get better as time goes on, but Bobby The MC here is so 𝘢𝘯𝘯𝘰𝘺𝘪𝘯𝘨. Argh.

The worldbuilding is actually pretty cool, although I feel like the author‘s kind of trying too hard to write it through a teen‘s eyes...

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YES. JUST... YES.

Okay, but seriously. This book is so good. The art style is amazing, the emotional drama is so captivating. The dresses are so pretty! This book was really amazing. I completely recommend.

Cheshirecat913 I love this story too, so sweet and wholesome and definitely loved the art! 2y
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#Two4Tuesday
@TheSpineView

1: I wish! My family doesn‘t really do Valentine‘s gifts, so I might make something for a friend or two, but that‘s about it 😕

2: Romance isn‘t really my thing, but I‘ve got a few on my list 😉

TheSpineView Thanks for playing! ❤📚 2y
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I HAVE SO MUCH TO SAY!!! Major spoils in comments, minor ones here

This book is so so so good. Seraphina‘s mental and emotional journey, the mild love story somehow perfectly intertwined with the fantasy elements... if I don‘t see at least one stack add on this post, y‘all missing out.

The conflict with Jannoula is so well-written and heartbreaking. And don‘t even get me STARTED on the LGBTQ+ representation.

Fantasy_bookworm The story was a bit slow sometimes but the overall plot was just so captivating. And Abdo!!! Oh my god, I loved Abdo.
The twists never stopped coming. I love the idea of the mind-fire connections and I don‘t even have words to describe how good the end was. I never saw it coming that Glisselda loved Phina but now I think about it it makes so much sense. I really felt like I was right there in the story, and isn‘t that the best thing about books?
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Scarlet | Marissa Meyer
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Major Spoils for just after the beginning of chapter five

This is a bit sudden (I.e. I just paused the audiobook and logged on as fast as I could) but Cinder is so BADASS in this book and she. Just. Used. Her. Glamour!!
Thorn is a pretty interesting character and I kind of like him. I definitely see where the author is going with her obvious annoyance by him- they‘ll definitely become lovers or at least close friends by the end of this book.

Fantasy_bookworm Update from listening to a bit more: suspicions confirmed, she thinks he‘s handsome and he probably thinks she‘s pretty even without glamour, kiss is GUARANTEED by now (edited) 2y
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Scarlet | Marissa Meyer

Here‘s something annoying that keeps happening to me: my holds come in as soon as I borrow something!
I put a hold on Scarlet as soon as I finished Cinder, which was when I started The Rithmatist. I just finished that today and borrowed A Court Of Thorns And Roses, which I‘m about 13 minutes into. I opened up Libby a few minutes ago to start reading, and now my hold is ready. Maybe it‘s because people read at the same speed as me? Ugh!

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I really enjoyed this book!!!
The world-building is so interesting and intricate, and I really enjoyed the characters as well.
I won‘t give any spoilers, but I will say there are a LOT of reveals which makes for a really good plot.
I definitely enjoyed this book and I can‘t really see anything I don‘t like about it. 10/10.

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Heyo guys, thanks SO much for y‘all who participated in Super Sunday, expect another this coming Sunday 😜
Moving on to the actual BOOK, you guys remember my #Seraphina review? I‘m starting to see some similarities in the two characters and overall book. Both girls are ashamed and hateful of their bodies; both have an unwanted love interest; both live in a world where their... KIND is hated. See what I mean?

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#SuperSunday

Hey guys! This is the first one of these sharing thingys I‘ve done. I saw other people make them (Looking at you, @Eggs) so I decided to make one too.

1: Green tea 😋
2: Yes, usually soft music or jazz, or ocean sounds from MyNoise
3: This was the first book I thought of because I just LOVE Doctor Who...

So there you guys go! Have fun!

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Seraphina (Seraphina, #1) | Rachel Hartman

This the kind of book I put down, coming back to after finishing the other five books I happened to be reading simultaneously.
But hooray! Unlike my un-updated profile is telling you, the only things I‘m actually currently reading are this and a non-fiction I‘ll probably post about once I get around to it. After this, I‘ll continue the other books I set aside during November‘s frenzy (Genesis, Lark Rising, etc)

Fantasy_bookworm Just realized I was running out of characters and hadn‘t even talked about the book! I only read a few pages before setting this aside, so right now i‘m done with chapter one and reading chapter two. I love the world building and the interesting portrayal of dragons. Our protagonist is pretty cool, too. I wonder if the new skin we meet has something to do with the main plot... is there even going to be ONE plot? So many questions! 2y
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With a combination of fantasy and fairy tale, this story tells the adventure Red goes on to save her grandmother, and all the things she learns and friends she makes along the way.

I don‘t know what to say. I love this. I recommend this.

Crazeedi Welcome to Litsy, you will love it here!! 2y
Fantasy_bookworm @Crazeedi Thanks! Actually been here for a while, I just rarely update (‘-‘;) 2y
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The Amulet of Samarkand | Jonathan Stroud

Just started Part Two, this is an awesome book. Very deep fantasy words, I love it!!
Vaguely light read, for my fantasy-loving Littens who want a book that can be easily read in bed or transported.
I like the intricate background of both characters, and the footnotes drop world-building through-out (Yay! No dull chapter that just explains everything in one dump!)
I recommend completely.

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Etiquette & Espionage | Gail Carriger

This. Is. Literally. The best book EVER!

Okay, maybe not ever. Heck, I KNOW it‘s not, but it feels denser than Inheritance.

But really, it‘s goooood.
Also, my life is really busy so I haven‘t posted in a while. I‘m trying, trust me.

Larkken Love this series 💕 2y
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@Eggs #WonderousWednesday

1: oh god, took me ten minutes. I don‘t know! I actually only know of one book I TRULY dislike, and I‘ve never seen anyone else talk about it.

2: Maze Runner (tagged), on a dark night with a storm. But ofc, also cocoa. A storm practically CALLS for cocoa and a book.

3: Chocolate. Preferably dark.

Eggs Sounds like a great bookish setting ☕️. Thanks so much for playing 🍫🧡📚🤗👏🏻 2y
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THIS BOOK. I‘M SO HUNGRY.
Seriously, it‘s very interesting! 🍰

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Stargirl | Jerry Spinelli
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#ThankfulThursday
@Cosmos_Moon (I hope I‘m tagging u right)
1: People might think I‘m too old to dress up? Which is stupid, teens deserve candy too! Idk. Coronavirus is a thing now. Still hoping for candy.
2: I‘m grateful that there are still ways to see friends, even with all the craziness of 2020.

Cosmos_Moon Never too old! I‘m 37 and dress up 🤗 I will be setting up a table at the end of my driveway with wrapped packs for kids to pick up... teens welcome! Have fun and hope you get some goodies! 2y
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The Throne of Fire | Rick Riordan
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myNoise is an app (and a website too, I think) that allows you to listen to different noises. A calm ocean, a busy office, rain, a forest- whatever helps you relax, they‘ve probably got it. I‘m trying not to sound like an ad, but this thing is awesome. I bought the tagged book a few days ago, and using this app has helped me focus A LOT. Not that it isn‘t awesome, but I have a hard time focusing. Just wanted to share this with y‘all.

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The Ruins of Gorlan | John Flanagan

I‘m not dead!! Yay!
Just haven‘t been posting in a while, but I‘m back.

MySharonaK 💐 2y
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Divergent | Veronica Roth
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Well... all I can say is they were having a sale.
#bookhaul

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Delightfully funny, a major twist on the original story with bits of others sprinkled in.... (what do you think the poison apples are from?) Definitely worth the read.

AkashaVampie It almost sounds like Once Upon A Time show 2y
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The Colour of Magic | Terry Pratchett
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#20Series20Days #Andrew65

Do you know how hard it is to post every day?!?
But anyways, I like Discworld. It‘s fun, it‘s... I mean honestly there isn‘t really a word to describe it. Picture of the series used here isn‘t mine.

Zoes_Human This is one of mine as well. How I adore Discworld! 2y
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El Deafo | Cece Bell
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#sundayfunday
@ozma.of.oz

1: oh, of course! Graphic novels have to structure the plot differently, because they‘re just one large installation instead of several short ones.
2: damn this is an awesome book
3: stylized. If you knew me irl you‘d know I love anime.

ozma.of.oz What a cute style for 2! Thanks for posting! 2y
Fantasy_bookworm @ozma.of.oz 😊 2y
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Found this in a little free library near my house. Funny, and pretty interesting so far.

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Hey Littens! I told myself I would do a Q&A at 300 litfluence, and here I am! So... ask me things.

Eggs Last book you read? 2y
Arvena Would you rather it would eternal day or night forever? ;) 2y
Fantasy_bookworm @Arvena Hmm... night, I think. 2y
Fantasy_bookworm @Eggs Lark Rising. 2y
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Lark Rising | Sandra Waugh

Hey littens! I just went camping, read about 100 pages of this AMAZING book. Seriously, I recommend this SO MUCH. Sorry I don‘t have a photo.

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#20Series20Days @Andrew65

I‘m pretty sure it‘s day six.
I‘ve loved this series... well, since I was a kid. It‘s a really fun read.

Andrew65 Looks great. 😊 (edited) 2y
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