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This was a quick but good read that centered on self-love, anxiety, depression, and mental health. Beth Evans throws in bits of humor in this somewhat-serious book and uses her illustrations to bring her words to life. However, one part I was not a fan of was the layout of each chapter, in which the story was interrupted by her illustrations.

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More Than We Can Tell | Brigid Kemmerer
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I didn‘t enjoy this one as much as I loved “Letters to the Lost”, but it still was a good read. I found Emma‘s character to be annoying several times throughout the story, but she had redeemable parts. Overall, a solid read!

🚨Be aware there are mentions and scenarios of abuse, domestic violence

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Letters to the Lost | Brigid Kemmerer
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It‘s incredibly rare when a book makes me cry, but damn this book made me feel so many emotions. This was a quick read for me, but it was great nonetheless. I will absolutely be reading the sequel that takes place in the same universe.

🚨Be aware that there are mentions of abuse, alcoholism, self-harm and suicide.

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A Study in Charlotte | Brittany Cavallaro
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I didn‘t love this book like I was hoping to, but I did manage to enjoy it a bit. I was originally going to give this book 3 stars, but the ending kind of redeemed the book. Overall, I liked the twist of the characters, but I had a hard time loving them until towards the end. I‘m not sure if I will read the rest of the series, but this was a solid novel.

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Recursion | Blake Crouch
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My pick for June‘s #BOTM!

What‘s yours?

hermyknee I also picked Recursion! 2w
allthingskayla Same. :) 2w
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Aurora Rising | Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff
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I loved this book. I couldn‘t get enough of Kaufman‘s and Kristoff‘s world building and characters, and like the Illuminae series, the duo find their way to insert their creativity. This was a great start to the series, and I definitely got Illuminae vibes from it. I can‘t wait for the rest of the series!

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I did a thing.

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Aurora Rising | Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff
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Story of my life.

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I‘ve always loved Sarah Anderson‘s comics, and I adore her humor. Her books are an incredibly short read and are light-hearted about everyday life, mental health, and being an introvert. If you haven‘t seen her work before, make sure to check her out.

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A Discovery of Witches | Deborah E. Harkness
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It took me a little over a month to read this book, but I found it enjoyable. I liked the history component, even if it was history that I was not familiar with. I also like the romance that was a slow-build, but I did feel that it was a tad rushed toward the middle and end. Diana was a smidge annoying and Matthew was a little overbearing at parts, but the characters were still well done. The plot, though slow at times, was also great.

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Caraval | Stephanie Garber
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The series is finally complete! 🎩❤️

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Heart's Blood | Juliet Marillier
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This was a wonderful retelling of Beauty and the Beast. This is not a strict Beauty and the Beast adaptation, but you will recognize certain Beauty and the Beast themes throughout the entire novel and is still well done. Be warned that this is not a light read, and includes mentions of suicide and abuse. Overall, this was a sweet romance centered in medieval Ireland that is full of courage, mystery, love, loss, and forgiveness.

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The Bride Test | Helen Hoang
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My May #BOTM pick! What was your pick?

Brewychock48 The Bride Test and my extra is Four Dead Queens 1mo
Gryffleclaw95 @Brewychock48 Lovely choice! I‘ve read Four Dead Queens and it‘s a great debut. I hope you enjoy it! 1mo
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ (3.5/5)

It took me awhile to finish this series, and unfortunately I wasn‘t a massive fan of the final book. Even though there was some excellent poetry and stand-out poems, there was a surprising number that were not impressive and I couldn‘t personally connect with certain themes.

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A Discovery of Witches | Deborah E. Harkness
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Nothing like a beautiful day and a good book 📖 ☀️

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Tea Dragon Society | Katie O'Neill
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⭐️⭐️⭐️ (3.5/5)

This was an understandably short but cute read. I enjoyed the illustrations and the informational guide at the end was a creative idea. The story itself was good, but it could have been expanded a bit more. Overall, it is a solid graphic novel with a positive and heartfelt message.

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My April #BOTM is picked!

What did you guys choose?

allthingskayla Normal People and Sky Without Stars. I loved Enchantèe. 2mo
hes7 I picked the same one and added-on a couple YA, too. 2mo
Reviewsbylola I‘m curious to see some reviews on Beyond the Point! 2mo
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Four Dead Queens | Astrid Scholte
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ (4.5/5)

This was a fantastic debut for Scholte. The world-building was wonderful and I couldn‘t get enough of Quadara and the quadrants she created. The mystery kept me on my toes and I devoured this book. The end even provides you with not one, but two major plot twists. I personally was not a fan of the assassin plot twist, and prevented me from giving this book 5 stars. Overall, I highly recommend this book!

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Cross Her Heart: A Novel | Sarah Pinborough
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⭐️⭐️⭐️ (3.5/5)

This book was twisted. The suspense and mystery was well done and when I got to the main plot of the book, I found it hard to put down. However, the book itself took awhile to get into, and it took 100 pages to get to the plot that is described on the book jacket. The ending left some loose ends and felt rushed, and I wish the epilogue could have been longer. Overall this was a solid book, but I‘m not sure I will read it again.

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The Near Witch | V. E. Schwab
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Tonight‘s book haul!

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Illuminae | Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff
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Give this book all the stars. This isn‘t just a book, but a space opera that keeps you on your toes from page 1 with unique storytelling. Readers beware: this book is utterly heartbreaking and is graphic, violent, and full of death. However, the action is outstanding and even includes a bit of romance. Overall, I adored the concept and creativity of this book, and the grand adventure that it offers makes you yearn for its sequel.

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Hero at the Fall | Alwyn Hamilton
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ (4.5/5)

Sweet Jesus this book was heart-wrenching. From numerous plot twists and unexpected deaths, this book held my attention and then some. There are certain parts/events that I‘m not a fan of happening, and don‘t even get me started about poor Sam. However, this is mostly forgiven due to the gorgeous and well-written ending. Overall, Hamilton did well with this series, and I am glad to have these books on my shelves.

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“The Beast's Heart" is a darker, yet deeply romantic, retelling of "Beauty and the Beast". Based more on the classic story instead of the Disney retellings, this novel was refreshing since it was from the Beast's perspective. Shallcross did an excellent job telling this story, and is full of anguish, heartbreak, hope, forgiveness, and romance.

To read my spoiler-full review, go to https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/2560954213

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Traitor to the Throne | Alwyn Hamilton
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ (4.5/5)

I liked this book more than its predecessor, “Rebel in the Sands”. I was pulled back into the adventure from the very beginning, and let me just say that there are SO MANY plot twists. I‘m definitely going to miss the character that died heroically at the end, and I can‘t wait to see what happens next. The only part I didn‘t enjoy was how Amani forgave Jin way too easily. Anyway, onto “Hero at the Fall”!

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Rebel of the Sands | Alwyn Hamilton
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This is the second time that I‘ve read this book, but I know I didn‘t truly appreciate it when I read it years ago. I enjoyed the action, characters, world-building, plot twists, and a hint of romance that wasn‘t overbearing. Amani is a strong heroine and I look forward to reading the sequel “Traitor to the Throne”.

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Skyward | Brandon Sanderson
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It may have taken months, but I finally got my hands on the gorgeous “Skyward” UK Fairyloot Edition 💛

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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ (4.5/5)

This was a quick read that I enjoyed. Ruby started off a bit annoying, but her witty comebacks and sass won me over by the end. I also enjoyed the enemies-to-lovers trope that is used, and I got a hint of Throne of Glass and Hunger Games vibes. I personally am not a fan of Marella, but hope she improves as the series continues. In addition, the ending gave us a partially-satisfying ending that sets up for “Fireblood”.

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Furyborn | Claire Legrand
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I still can‘t believe I got my hands on this! This is my 2nd ever ARC 📚

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I‘m determined to read this series, but I struggled to get through this one. It didn‘t really pick up until the very end, and the romance between Lucia and Alexius was cheesy and unrealistic. I found it interesting that Rhodes kills off a bunch of characters in this one, but she gives us some nice plot twists that I didn‘t see coming. However, I can‘t overlook the fact that there were multiple grammar errors and typos in this book.

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Hunted | Meagan Spooner
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This isn‘t your typical retelling of “Beauty and the Beast”. It has strong influences of Russian folklore, and emphasizes finding yourself, destiny, and magic. One of my favorite parts of the Beauty and the Beast trope is the romance, however I found that this novel had very little of it and left me wishing for more. Overall, this book was well written, but left me a bit unsatisfied.

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Crown of Midnight | Sarah J. Maas
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ (4.5/5)

I totally knew it was coming, but THAT is what I call a hell of an ending. Overall, this book is heartbreaking, but worth the read. Personally, I wasn‘t a fan of how Celaena treated Dorian for the first half of the book and I wasn‘t really into the Chaol/Celaena romance, though I like Chaol as a character and they did have some cute moments together. However, the obvious highlight of this book is Mort the talking doorknob💀

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The Blood Spell | C. J. Redwine
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I can‘t wait to jump back into one of my favorite series of all time!

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The Binding | Bridget Collins
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It‘s gorgeous 💙📚

Stephaniereads1 That cover!!! 4mo
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Rebel of the Sands | Alwyn Hamilton
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These beauties arrived in the mail today ❤️

I can‘t wait to start them! What are your thoughts on this trilogy?

SquiBella Ooh these covers are so lovely 😍. Please keep us updated on how you like this series. 4mo
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Seeking Persephone | Sarah M. Eden
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This month I‘m pushing my boundaries and reading books I normally don‘t read. However, this book is a sweet retelling of “Beauty and the Beast” that you‘ll be finishing in one sitting like I did. This is a quick and easy read, and the ending happened so quickly that I wish the author had expanded a bit more. I gave this 4 stars because the characters can be frustrating at times, but it is still worth the read.

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The Boneless Mercies | April Tucholke
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This was a lush novel filled with legend, adventure, monsters, death, glory, and loss in which it gives us a badass female retelling of “Beowulf”. It easily sets up for a sequel due to events being foreshadowed at the end, and I‘m intrigued to see how the characters‘ futures pan out. Despite this novel having a GORGEOUS cover, I would have loved to have a book map since the author goes into great detail about the world‘s geography.

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🚨WARNING: IS EXTREMELY GRAPHIC🚨

This book is not for the faint of heart. Melinek creates a vivid picture of her 2-year experience as a medical examiner in New York City, and does not hold back the details. As an Emergency Department RN, I found this book fascinating. Parts of this book are heart-wrenching, including Melinek‘s experience with 9/11 and Flight 587. Overall, I‘m glad I stepped out of typical boundaries to read this!

Gryffleclaw95 @bookishbitch Thank you for the recommendation! I will definitely add it to my TBR pile! 4mo
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Thank you Moledro Craft Co. for this massive beautiful and limited edition pin ❤️

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King of Scars | Leigh Bardugo
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Tonight‘s book haul 📚

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The Boneless Mercies | April Tucholke
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I know they say to not judge a book by its cover, but guys this cover is gorgeous ❤️

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The Demon King | Cinda Williams Chima
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ (4.5/5)

Now that is what I call a killer ending. Chima gives you a hell of plot twist to end a wonderful book of magic, power, empowerment, betrayal, bravery, and mystery. I took half a star off because I wasn‘t a fan of Raisa‘s boy-crazy attitude, but I like how she‘s a self-empowered and strong character otherwise. I‘m interested to see how Han and Raisa‘s paths meet in the next book!

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Circe | Madeline Miller
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Congrats to “Circe” for being Book of the Month‘s book of the year!

Circe was my very first #BOTM and am very happy that it made it to #1 🥇

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Guys, I‘m trying SO hard to finish this book, let alone this series, but the writing itself and some of the characters are kind of annoying. I need help.

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Golden State | Ben H. Winters
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My first #BOTM pick for 2019!

What did you guys pick??

donnamartinreads I picked this one too! 5mo
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Carols and Chaos | Cindy Anstey
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I really tried with this one since I have been a fan of Cindy‘s other books, but this felt a bit insta-love and I wasn‘t really into it by the time I hit page 70. I plan on giving this one another try next year.

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Throne of Glass | Sarah J. Maas
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ (4.5/5)

“Throne of Glass” definitely hits you with some “Hunger Games” and “Game of Thrones” vibes, and is done rather well. I enjoyed the character development of Dorian and Chaol with Celaena‘s character, and can 100% understand those who are Dorian trash because he‘s a precious cinnamon roll. Like any Maas book, this novel still manages to tug on your heart strings, and is filled with friendship, romance, hardship, and perseverance.

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My Christmas book haul 🎅🏻🤶🏻🎄☃️

BookishMarginalia Lovely! 6mo
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Tonight‘s book haul! #LOTR

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