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Laurenspageturners

Laurenspageturners

Joined June 2017

Mother, wife, reader, blogger - http://www.pageturner20.wordpress.com
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“Sometimes you don‘t realise how strong you are until you‘re tested.” - Morgan Rhodes, Falling Kingdoms

QOTD: What series did you start, but haven‘t continued for whatever reason?

AOTD: Falling kingdoms is a series that I started, but never continued. I absolutely loved book one, and I have had book 2 on my shelf for well over a year... I just never picked it up! Hopefully I will some time soon 🤣😅

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Wintersong | S Jae-Jones
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“To love is to be selfless. Let me be selfless.” - S. Jae-Jones, Wintersong
Wintersong received A LOT of mixed reviews, but I absolutely loved it. I loved the story between Liesl and The Goblin King and the way in which it developed and grew. I have Shadowsong on my kindle and I am so excited to pick it up!
On another note, my review for Blood and Sand by C. V. Wyk is up on my blog! Feel free to check that out - link in bio 😊

Jess7 Love this picture!! 5y
Laurenspageturners @Jess7 thanks! 😊❤️ 5y
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Renegades | Marissa Meyer
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“One to be a murderer. One to be a martyr. One to be a monarch. One to go mad.” - Heartless, Marissa Meyer.

Renegades was my Goodreads Monday pick for this week! I loved both the lunar chronicles (though I still need to read Winter) and heartless and I cannot wait to pick Renegades up!

I also have reviews up on my blog for Switch by A. W. Hill and Nathaniel hill, as well as Pretty Dead Girls by Monica Murphy - Link in bio

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“No one needs to ask for a woman‘s opinion. It‘s expected that she gives it freely.” - Kristen Ciccarelli, The Last Namsara

Isn‘t this cover just 😍😍😍 I love both version of the cover (even though this is the only copy I have) and it‘s definitely up there with Strange the Dreamer as one of the most aesthetically pleasing books sat on my shelf!

Have you read this book yet? Did you enjoy it?

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Red Rising | Pierce Brown
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“The measure of a man is what he does when he has power.” Pierce Brown, Red Rising

My review for Red Rising is now up on my blog! Link in bio :-) I absolutely LOVED this book! I didn‘t pick it up for the longest time because I thought it was something I wasn‘t going to overly enjoy, so I left it on my tbr for a while. I could literally kick myself! The world building, the character development and the plot were fantastically weaved together!

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First We Were IV | Alexandra Sirowy
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“What started as a secret rebellion, ended as justice. Revenge. Death. Rebellion.” - blurb from First We Were IV by Alexandra Sirrowy

My review for First We Were IV is now up on my blog! Link in bio :-) this was unfortunately a DNF for me, which is a shame because it was a highly anticipated read. I struggled to really connect with the characters and I felt that the plot was really too slow to keep my interest.

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The Kiss of Deception | Mary E. Pearson
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Bailedbailed

“Sometimes the enemy is just one person who will bring down a kingdom.” Mary E. Pearson, The Kiss of Deception

My review for The Kiss of Deception is now up on my blog! Link in bio :-) unfortunately for me, this was a dnf. I think it just wasn‘t really my cup of tea and I really struggled to enjoy it 🤷‍♀️🤷‍♀️

What popular books have you been disappointed with?

raelaschoenherr I‘m feeling the same way! I keep wondering if I missing something... 4y
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Mortal Danger | Ann Aguirre
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“You were ready to throw your life away... but are you brave enough to change it?”

My Goodreads Monday is now up on my blog! Link in bio :-) I‘ve had Mortal Danger on my tbr for ages now, so I‘m glad I‘ve finally gotten a copy!

What books have you had on your TBR for too long?

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The cover reveal for book 3, Deranged Angels and Cannibal Hearts is now up on my blog! Be sure to check that out - link in bio! 😍 I completely in love with this series and I cannot wait for the next book! Plus he cover is so beautiful 😍 #TeamSilas #martinamcatee #deadthingsseries #paranormal #supernatural #youngadultbooks #urbanfantasy

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Untitled | Unknown
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November wrap up! This was my November book haul - I may or may not have gone a little overboard, but I regret nothing 😅 I‘ve had a pretty great month in terms of reading and book buying :-) my full wrap up post is up on my blog - link in bio :-) feel free to link up your wrap up posts in the comments so that I can check them out! ❤️

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Red Rising | Pierce Brown
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So, I tried to read First We Were IV by Alexandra Sirrowy and I just couldn‘t get into it. So, I‘ve decided to move on to the next book, which is Red Rising by Pierce Brown

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The Kiss of Deception | Mary E. Pearson
Bailedbailed

I don‘t quite understand the hype surrounding this book? I was bored throughout and ended up dnfing. I struggled to really connect to the characters and I also didn‘t feel anything toward the romantic relationship that was going on either. Full review to come on my blog!

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Traitor to the Throne | Alwyn Hamilton
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“I called the desert into a storm.”

My review for Traitor to the Throne is now up on my blog! Link in bio... :-) I really enjoyed this book and the plot twists! I cannot wait for book 3 next year! :-)

Have you read this yet? What did you think? Keep it spoiler free in case others haven‘t read it yet!

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Traitor to the Throne | Alwyn Hamilton
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This book was absolutely amazing! The world building sucked me straight back in and I loved the way in which the plot developed, along with some insights into the Sultan! Full review to come on my blog!

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The Kiss of Deception | Mary E. Pearson
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I just finished Traitor to the Throne, which was amazing! I‘ve decided it‘s finally time to pick up this series 😅😅

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Warcross | Marie Lu
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My full review of Warcross is now up on my blog! Link in bio :-) I absolutely adored this book and I cannot wait for the next instalment ❤️

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Traitor to the Throne | Alwyn Hamilton
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After the awesomeness that was Warcross by Marie Lu, this is going to be my next read!

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Warcross | Marie Lu
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FINALLY A MARIE LU BOOK I LOVE! I was so hesitant to buy this because I haven‘t liked any of Lu‘s previous works - but this was amazing! The world building, the characters, the plot, everything came together absolutely perfectly to the most amazing explosion of an ending! This book played my little reader heart for a fool and has left me wanting book two! Full review to come in my blog! :-)

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Warcross | Marie Lu
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I have yet to actually like a Marie Lu book, so hopefully this will be the first!

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You Will Be Mine | Natasha Preston
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As with all Natasha Preston‘s books, this was pretty epic. It had me guessing throughout the book as to who the culprit was (because I didn‘t believe for one minute that it was who the characters thought it was) and I wasn‘t ready for who it turned out to be! I do feel like sometimes the characters acted in a way that was a little unbelievable for characters who were going through what they were going through. Full review to come on my blog!

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You Will Be Mine | Natasha Preston
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I got this arc through Netgalley and I am so excited! Love Natasha Preston‘s writing, so I can‘t wait to see what this book has in store for me!

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Skinny | Ibi Kaslik
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My pick for this weeks Goodreads Monday was Skinny by Ibi Kaslik! Check out the full post on my blog and feel free to join in! Link in bio! #books #goodreadsmonday #blogger #reviewer #ibikaslik #skinny #mondaymeme

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So, I finished The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer last night, and I think I‘ll wait for my physical copy to get here before starting my re read of The Evolution of Mara Dyer! Therefore, this is my next read and I am beyond excited!

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The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer | Bestsellers - Books USA Press
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I honestly forgot just how amazing this book is! This was a re read, so that I could FINALLY get to book 3 (after re reading book 2) because for some reason I never picked up #3 when I first read them years ago! Tamara is a very unreliable narrator, so you‘re really questioning everything and it keeps you hooked throughout! A full review will be up on my blog soon 😊😊

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The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer | Bestsellers - Books USA Press

This is a re read for me - I first read this a few years back. I never got around to book three and I recently bought a copy, so I decided to do a re read of book 1 and 2 before starting 3

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The Crown's Fate | Evelyn Skye
Bailedbailed

I wasn‘t a huge fan of book one, so I went into this one a bit wary. Honestly, I was pretty bored throughout what I read (I dnfed), and I didn‘t like the characters any better than I did in the first one. I was also pretty skepticism about how Skye was going to wrap everything up in this one book, and I couldn‘t see it happening. This book does have mixed reviews and unfortunately, it wasn‘t for me.

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The Crown's Fate | Evelyn Skye
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I wasn‘t really in the mood for Something Strange and Deadly, so I‘ve decided to pick this up instead 😊

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Diplomatic Immunity | Brodi Ashton
Bailedbailed

This was supposed to be my next read ... I‘ve gotten about 30% of the way through and I have had to dnf - I was literally falling asleep. The writing was repetitive, the characters bugged me and I feel like I was misled by the blurb. I was expecting more from this book and it just didn‘t deliver...

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Fate of Flames | Sarah Raughley
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I really enjoyed this book. It was a fast paced and a relatively quick read. I like the various characters and the different aspects their personalities brought to the story. I liked the contrast between what is shown in the media and what the characters are actually like and the way in which the author portrayed that. I would love to know more about the effigies talents and phantoms and where it all came from!

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Fate of Flames | Sarah Raughley
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So, considering my previous read was a bit of a miss, I am hoping that this lives up to the good things I have heard about it! :-)

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Six Little Secrets | Katlyn Duncan
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Pretty disappointed with this one. It wasn‘t as fleshed out as I would have liked it to have been, the characters were completely superficial and boring and I feel like the reasoning behind what was going on wasn‘t very thought out either. The only thing I really did like was the seriousness of the tasks they were given. 🤷‍♀️🤷‍♀️

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Six Little Secrets | Katlyn Duncan
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I just finished Emancipated, which I really enjoyed! I managed to snag this ARC from Netgalley and it sounds right up my alley, so Its going to be my next read :-)

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Emancipated | M. G. Reyes
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My next read! I have had this on my tbr for a while now and I finally got a copy! So excited!

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Switched | Amanda Hocking
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I was mostly disappointed with this book. I felt extremely disconnected from the characters, so I didn‘t really care what happened to them. I didn‘t feel the romance aspect of the book because I just didn‘t see the spark between them. I did enjoy the ending, because that is where things started to pick up a little...

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Frostfire | Amanda Hocking
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I have had this book on my shelf for ages, so I was really glad to have picked it out of my jar as my next read! Whilst it was mostly enjoyable, I felt like the book dragged and not enough information was presented to us about certain aspects of the book. I loved each and every one of the characters and the depth that Each and every one of them had. I‘m looking forward to seeing how this series develops as a whole.

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Frostfire | Amanda Hocking
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I feel like this should be fantasy rather than urban fantasy 🤔🤔🤔 or at least, I keep mistaking it for fantasy 😂

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Frostfire | Amanda Hocking
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I created a TBR jar yesterday to try and help me get through some of my tbr without having to actually pick myself - and this is the first book I picked out! Let‘s see how this goes...

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C. L. Stone is one of my absolute all time favourite authors. I love both the scarab beetle series and the ghost bird series and this latest instalment to the former did not let me down! Full of action, steamy scenes (excuse me whilst I take a cold shower) and twists and turns that kept me on my toes throughout the whole book!

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Wintersong | S Jae-Jones
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“What is the use of running, if we are on the wrong road.”

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One Of Us Is Lying | Karen McManus
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This book was absolutely amazing! It is one twisty turns ride and the reader has absolutely no idea what direction it is going to go in next! This book never got boring and it was never obvious what was going to happen and what the eventual ending was! I absolutely did not see it coming and I absolutely loved it! Definitely one to pick up!

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HEX | Thomas Olde Heuvelt
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Bailedbailed

I have heard a lot of amazing things about this book - however, I was hugely disappointed. I‘m not sure if it‘s because he translation wasn‘t on point, but I found myself confused most of the time and relatively bored for the rest of it. I‘m definitely upset that this didn‘t live up to the review I have read!

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Mehso-so

I was pretty disappointed with this book - which is upsetting because I was so excited about reading it! I felt like this book focused too much on the romance aspect, despite teens being brutally murdered in the background. I did enjoy the murder mystery aspect, but I would have liked more info on the killer and why they were doing it. I also felt like the ending was pretty unsatisfying 🤷‍♀️

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Tower of Dawn | Sarah J Maas
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So, I finished The Assassin's Blade yesterday in preparation for ToD and I am ready! I am hoping that Chaol will redeem himself somewhat in my eyes after his actions in the previous books 👀👀

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The Assassin's Blade | Sarah J. Maas
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I really enjoyed these novellas! I do believe that these could have been written into one book, rather than 5 novellas because the events are all related and follow one after the other with barely a couple of months in between them. These novellas definitely gave a new insight into Celaena (as she was know back then) as a character and who she becomes later on. I do have one huge unpopular opinion about Sam - more on that on my blog! Link in bio!

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This is my next read! It has been on my shelf for a while now, so I guess it's about time I got to it!

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Backlash | Sarah Littman

I think this book just wasn't for me!

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Backlash | Sarah Littman

I wasn't getting into Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco, so I decided to put it down and come back to it later. This is going to be my next read 😊😊

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Stalking Jack the Ripper | Kerri Maniscalco
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Let's do this!!! I've had this on my tbr for ages now!

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ALONE | Cyn Balog
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This book ... was so frickin' good!! I was completely hooked from the very beginning and basically read it in one sitting. This is not an 'in your face' kind of scary but more subtle scary that plays on your mind even when you're not reading the book. The storyline was completely believable and I cannot even believe the twist at the end 😱😱😱😱 I cannot wait to have a finished copy of this on my shelf!

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ALONE | Cyn Balog
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Trying to decide what to read next and after flicking through some reviews of this one... well, let's do this!! (ARC provided through Netgalley) :-)