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LaurelChandler

LaurelChandler

Joined December 2019

A girl who can't stop reading. Let's get connected! https://linktr.ee/laurelreads
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Star Father | Charlie N. Holmberg
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This is my first time reading Holmberg‘s work and I can‘t believe I‘ve waited until now. The writing is beautiful and soothing, the plot is well crafted, and the characters are lovable. I would recommend Star Father to fantasy lovers, especially if you like reading about gods, godlings, celestial beings, and the feeling of discovering and being involved in something far greater than yourself.

LaurelChandler *My thanks to the author, publisher, and Netgalley for the review copy* #Netgalley #StarFather #StarMother #ARC
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This book is killing me 💔 I'm only half way in and I'm crying every three chapters 😭😭😭😭

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OMG I'm laughing so hard 😂

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The Falconer | Elizabeth May
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My #BookSpin book. You know it'll be a good one when you saw this ⬆️

@TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks OOoo I love it!!! 10mo
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I know I'm a bit late but here is my February #BookSpin list!

@TheAromaofBooks I'd like to be on your tag list, thank you!

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! Glad to have you along!! 10mo
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1. I don't know what to read next 😱 Do you have any recs? I'm in the mood of something light-hearted and beautifully written!

2. Yes! Frozen Hearts and Death Magic by Day Leitao

3. Listening to Gathering Blue audiobook

#wonderouswednesday @Eggs

Eggs Have you ever read Neil Shusterman? Based on your tastes, I think you‘d like his books. Thanks for playing 📚😍👍🏼 10mo
LaurelChandler @Eggs No I haven't! I'll definitely try his books. Thanks for the rec! 10mo
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January wrapped up! I read two audiobooks, one ebook, one physical copy and one reread, which is a lot to me in a month! RoseBlood is a new fave and I highly recommend it! I finished reading it during #20in4 Readathon. Overall it's a great month of reading 📚

@Andrew65

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RoseBlood | A. G. Howard

This book. So beautiful yet tragic. I love The Phantom of the Opera and this? This is another Phantom in the making. Another poor soul, stripped of the love and kindness he's supposed to receive.

I know the quote is long but I just love this passage so much. Continue in comments.

"Today, you become someone new. From this moment on, you belong to the underworld, from which you were born. You are something monstrous, but beautiful.

LaurelChandler Something fierce, yet fragile. You are Thorn. The part of the rose that is unloved... that everyone fears for its ability to bring a soul to bleed. [...] It is a falsity, that monsters are the instigators of all the evil in the world. Our kind is capable of acceptance and mercy where mankind is not. For we see beyond the surface, as we live beneath it." 10mo
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The Traitor Queen | Danielle L. Jensen
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I love every aspect of this book! Badass woman warriors, complicated rescuing schemes, near-death adventures, and so much more! I love the emotional struggles within both Lara and Aren, as well as their complicating feelings for each other. The length they were willing to sacrifice for each other, even knowing they couldn't be together, was even more romantic to me than the previous book! I cried at the ending 😭

#fantasy #enemiestolovers

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1. Finished reading Frozen Hearts and Death Magic this weekend. Haven't decided what to read next!
2. The Bridge Kingdom by Danielle L. Jensen
3. Gathering Blue by Lois Lowry

Thanks @DannyDan for the tag!

@rachelsbrittain #weekendreads

DannyDan The Bridge Kingdom was fantastic,😍🤩 wasn't it! The 2nd book was even better! The political intrigue, to me was the best part! 10mo
LaurelChandler @DannyDan To be honest I wasn't impressed by the first book... but the Traitor Queen really got me. It was the perfect sequel and it had everything I wanted to read! I cried like a baby at the ending 😭 Overall I really enjoy the duology! Need to read book three soon! 10mo
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This one is between a Pick and a So-So. I love the second half of the book, but struggled through the first half. Some characters felt flat to me while others I adored. The execution of their conflicted emotions could also have been better. However, I loved the uniqueness and the variety of magic, and the plots is thrilling. Overall it was a fun read and I can't wait for book 2!

*My thanks to the author for the review copy

#ARCreview #YAfantasy

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The Bridge Kingdom | Danielle L Jensen
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Mehso-so

It was a decent enemies-to-lovers but not worth the hype. The plot was a bit predictable and I wish there were more world-building and things other than romance.

I will read the sequel but probably won't reread
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#fantasy #enemiestolovers

Rayleigh_LitAp I read another book by this author and wasn‘t too impressed with it for similar reasons 10mo
LaurelChandler @Reigh_LitAp Which one did you read? I might still try her works. I read book 2 and really liked it 10mo
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Going easy on myself this year since 2022 would be busy! I read 40 in 2021. What's your goal for the new year?

#GoodreadsChallenge #Newyearresolution

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I started this today and it's not grabbing my interest... I'll keep reading and see how it goes

#WeekendReading
@Andrew65

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Happy New Year everyone!!

Here is my top 6 (10 actually, with the entire Stalking Jack the Ripper series) of 2021! I branched out to other genres and more indie authors this year, and was pleasantly surprised by the results 😊 Can't wait to read more in 2022!

#2021flashback #happynewyear

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TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 13mo
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I'm totally in love with this book! The Shattered Castle is the final book to The Ascendance series, which I highly recommend!

I love how this book digs deeper into Jaron's past, and how well it connects with the previous four books and wraps up the series perfectly. The personality arcs are both touching and inspiring. The plot is super fast-paced and with lots of plot twist that makes me scream a lot!

#ARC #Edelweiss #theascendanceseries

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1. Not at the moment. Hopefully I could get a FairyLoot someday!

2. I have a Boostagram! But I think I like Litsy more

3. Rain 🌧

@Eggs #wondrouswednesday

Eggs Thanks for joining in 🧡🧡 14mo
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"Broken skin could heal. Maybe even hearts. Not trust."

This book is breaking my heart ???

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1* Actually I haven't decided yet! There are so many to choose from and to be honest I'm still trying to navigate the platform. Any activities recs?

2* Carrots🥕 & Avacardo

3* I'm grateful for the all friends I have (both in real life and bookish friends like you all). Their support means a lot to me 🥰

Thank you @Eggs for the tag! #wonderouswednesday

@Book_tangled @ddbookreviews @Lauredhel @ozma.of.oz @AkashaVampie I need activity recs!

Eggs Hope you get some help on the challenges/contest 😊 - I‘ve lost track! Lots going on this month! 14mo
LaurelChandler @Eggs I think I might try #bookspin Saw this tag a lot but I'm having trouble finding the original post 😂 14mo
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ozma.of.oz Thanks for the tag! ❤️👻❤️ Yeah, BookSpin is great for knocking stuff off of TBR lists! There are also a bunch of readathons going on you could jump on board with! (edited) 14mo
TheAromaofBooks Hey there!! I host #BookSpin & do have a master post about the challenge here - https://www.litsy.com/web/post/1989556 - but just let me know if you have any questions!! October is a little crazy on Litsy because of #Scarathlon, a month-long reading frenzy where participants have divided into two teams & are trying to earn points for their team by reading books, participating in readathons, & completing challenges. So there are a lot of hashtags ⬇ 14mo
TheAromaofBooks (cont'd) flying around!! 😂 But if anything catches your eye, just ask whoever posted about it - almost everyone around here is happy to share info/explain how to join!! One of my favorite readathons is coming up later this month - @Andrew65 hosts a monthly readathon that lasts for a week. You set your own goals (amount of time reading, pages read, books read, etc.) & check in with him throughout the week by posting about your progress!! There ⬇ 14mo
TheAromaofBooks (cont'd) are a lot of readathons & activities similar to that going on. Anyway, hope you find some challenges/readathons/shenanigans that fit your reading style & feel free to ask if you have any questions!!! 14mo
LaurelChandler Thank you @Eggs for pointing the way! And thank you @TheAromaofBooks your explanation are so clear and helpful! #BookSpin sounds fun though I'm guessing I'm too late to join this month? 14mo
Andrew65 You‘d be welcome to join our #OutstandingOctober Readathon where you can set your own goals. It is very informal and friendly. You can dip in or out as much as you want to. This is the link to the Readathon post. https://litsy.com/p/Y2xhZlZyRFNF 14mo
Andrew65 If you want to take part in a shorter Readathon we do a four day Readathon at the end of each month, #20in4, where takes place other 4 days. Aim to read 20 hours in 4 days, or 20 chapters, or set your own goal. This will take place from 28th October - 31st October. Again very friendly and informal. 14mo
LaurelChandler @Andrew65 Thank you for the info! A friendly and informal challenge is just what I need now! I will be participating! 14mo
Andrew65 @LaurelChandler Will be great to have you with us. 😊 14mo
Andrew65 @LaurelChandler I will add you to the people i tag in when I post about it. 14mo
TheAromaofBooks You are still welcome to join in for October's BookSpin if you want!! All you need is a list of 20 books and then I can tag you in this month's posts. Or if that feels a little rushed, I can add you to the tag list so you'll get a reminder when it's time to post November's list. My rules are very relaxed 😂 14mo
LaurelChandler @Andrew65 Thank you 14mo
LaurelChandler @TheAromaofBooks Please add me to the tag list! I'll start planning my 20 books list now and join in November! Thank you 😊 14mo
TheAromaofBooks Yay!! I usually tag everyone with a reminder about a week before I draw the numbers. You're on the list!! 14mo
LaurelChandler @TheAromaofBooks Yay thank you! Looking forward to November! 14mo
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"Anger is a form of confidence... A hope that the ones we admire will change for the better."

So many good quotes in this book!

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"Missing some people was like missing air. You did yourself no favors by wondering how you survived without them."

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When Breath Becomes Air | Paul Kalanithi
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This book is not just about a young man‘s journey in battling cancer. This is a book that explores the meaning of life and death. I was moved beyond words and thought so much about my own life. How lucky I‘m and how much there is still to chase. Yet the most important thing is to love the ones around you.

I believed When Breath Becomes Air is a book that you have to read at least once in a lifetime.

#memoir #cherishinglife

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The Night Circus | Erin Morgenstern
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This beauty is a gem. It would always held a special place in my heart. If you haven't read it yet I highly recommend it!

#NightCircus10 #bookdealalert

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Starting this beauty today! Have you read it? What do you think? (No spoiler please 😊)

#amreading #ireadya #yafantasy #standalone

Book_tangled No, but the title looks great. Might have to check it out! 1y
LaurelChandler @Book_tangled I like it so far! 1y
Rayleigh_LitAp I loved this book so much 😭 I listened to it on audio and highly recommend it if you like audiobooks! 10mo
LaurelChandler @Rayleigh_LitAp I'll have to try audio! Thanks 😊 10mo
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A Forgery of Roses | Jessica S. Olson
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📕 A Forgery of Roses! It isn't out yet but I'm so excited for it! Hopefully I could get an ARC
🍇 Peach 🍑
🤩 Bravely by Maggie Stiefvater! Brave is one of my favorite Disney movies and I can't wait for a book sequel by a great author!
💞 I'm grateful for being able to see and read good books

@Eggs

#wondrouswednesday

Eggs ❤️📚🌟👏🏻👍🏼 1y
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Happy book birthday!

The Water Catcher's Rise is the second book in The Kyprian Prophecy series. It has everything you want from a YA fantasy series: cool magic, intriguing plot, fresh characters and sweet romance. The strong personality arc of not only the MCs but also the side characters is very inspiring. Recommended!! Full review in bio

Many thanks to the author for the ARCs for an honest review

#arc #yafantasy

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Just finished this beauty!! I'm loving this series so far❤ Can't wait for book 3, The Air King's Return!

#yafantasy #arcreading

JillsBookshelf Welcome to Litsy! 1y
LaurelChandler @JillsBookshelf Thank you! Still trying to navigate the app! 1y
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