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MrsBibliophile

MrsBibliophile

Joined May 2018

"Books are a uniquely portable magic" -Stephen King
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Book of Night | Holly Black
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Quite a unique read! I was enthralled with how the author takes something as simple as a shadow and gives it a personality and a hunger.

I wouldn't recommend this book to children, as it does have some sex, drugs, and violence in it. But it was a mild thriller and a fantastic mystery!

📚📖Happy Reading!📖📚

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MrsBibliophile
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Pickpick

I absolutely love the idea of a parallel universe, where we get to live all the lives we could ever imagine.
I want to be a writer.
And a Veterinarian.
And a soldier.
I want to fly airplanes.
I want to be a therapist.
I want to be a cowgirl.
And a vegan.
I want to live a million different lives... This is a beautiful story of redemption, forgiveness, and the courage to live. Fair warning, there is discussion of suicide.

📚📖Happy Reading!📖📚

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MrsBibliophile
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This was such a cute story! It definitely gave me Mrs. Peregrine vibes. Such likable characters, and a beautiful ending!

The only downfall, for me, was that it felt a little juvenile at times. However, a truly lovely book! I would recommend to anyone.

📚📖Happy Reading!📖📚

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MrsBibliophile
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This was sensual. Surprising. Beautifully dark, tragically lovely. I was shocked that I would like a book like this! However I did enjoy A Court of Thorn and Roses by Sarah Maas and I would place this novel in the same bracket. So if you're a fan of Sarah Maas, or even of some of Keri Lakes other works, (Master of Salt and Bones (loved/reviewed), or The Isle of Sin and Shadows (also loved/reviewed)) add this to your tbr!

📚📖Happy Reading!📖📚

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Magic Bitter, Magic Sweet | Charlie N Holmberg
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What a unique spin on some old fairy tales! I love how this book tied in some of my favorite childhood stories.

I recommend this book to anyone looking to get into the Fall season. The ending was absolutely beautiful.

📚📖 Happy Reading! 📖📚

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Mehso-so

Sometimes I'm shocked by the creativity of some authors. This was a clever novel, and it was very unique. I probably should have started with the first book in the series, maybe then I could've gotten more involved in it.

As it stands, I was mildly entertained.

I would recommend this book for anyone looking for a mild mystery, fantasy novel.

📚📖Happy Reading!📖📚

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Haunting Adeline | H. D. Carlton
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Bailedbailed

I have never been so enraged by a book before.
This novel is vile.
Poorly written.
Encourages rape culture.
I would never recommend this book to anyone and I'm sad I invested 328 pages of my time on this crap. I would be shocked if this was in fact written by a woman and not some pathetic, doughy, single, male.

Stalking, and sexual assault don't create a good foundation for a love story.

TrishB Definitely sounds like it‘s best avoided! 2mo
MrsBibliophile I was really surprised that so many people not only read it but liked it! It's also a duology! 2mo
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Tidelands | Philippa Gregory
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I had really high hopes for this one but was really disappointed. There was no happy ending, just sadness after sadness and then let down. I couldn't really recommend it to anyone either.

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Beauchamp Hall: A Novel | Danielle Steel
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Is it appropriate to mildly like a book and still recommend it? This was a lovely story about starting over. I would call this, a fairy tale for the forties and older. I enjoyed it but it was a little bit dull.

I would recommend this to my Nana's book club, or anyone else looking for a soft romance novel. Void of steamy sex scenes and any kind of plot twists/violence.

📚📖 Happy Reading! 📖📚

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Panpan

Oof... Anyone that follows me, knows how difficult it is for me to hate a book. This book was terrible. I hated the choppy flow, how it jumped from present to past and then changed character views. It felt rushed and forced. The characters weren't very developed and they weren't very dimensional.

I also loathe knowing any authors political views, regardless of what they are... Politics are so ugly and divisive, I read to stay away from them.

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This was an adorable book and I'm really glad I found it! It has two of my absolute favorite things, dogs and knitting ♡

If you're looking for an easy-to-read, soft on the heart kind of book, pick this one!

📚📖 Happy Reading! 📖📚

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I really like Adrienne Young's style of writing. The characters in this book were extremely likable. I found myself reading more than I should and then looking forward to the next time I could read. I love that feeling.

I would recommend this to anyone interested in the Norse or viking stories. The battle scenes were graphically amazing, and I thoroughly enjoyed the entire book.

📚📖 Happy Reading! 📖📚

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War of Two Queens | Jennifer L Armentrout
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Mehso-so

I waited for the release of this and was sorely disappointed. This felt more like a hormone-driven teenage romance, than a story of a newly found queen. The series was wonderful and I read it all again prior to reading this one, but the other three (in my humble opinion) were way better.

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The World That We Knew | Alice Hoffman
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Mehso-so

It has never taken me this long to read a book... I loved the authors writing style and the easy flow of her ideas. But this was the saddest story I've ever read and it only got worse. My heart feels heavy after finally finishing this book. This is the first of Ms. Hoffman's books I've ever had the pleasure of reading, but I will say maybe this is just her style?

I apologize, I'm not sure who I would recommend this to.

📚📖Happy Reading!📖📚

Chrissyreadit Her books are not typically depressingly dark. The can be sad though and then happy. And quirky. 6mo
TrishB Not all like that! This one is my favourite 6mo
MrsBibliophile I have a couple different titles by her, I will definitely check them out. Thanks for the info ladies! 6mo
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Blood Sisters | Jane Corry
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Mehso-so

This seemed like a great story but I just couldn't get into it. I hate it when my brain doesn't do what I want.

I recommend this book for anyone looking for a suspense/mystery. Is that a genre? I don't know.

📚📖Happy Reading!📖📚

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Bloodleaf | Crystal Smith
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Loved this book! It really reminded me of Stained but they're different enough to be uniquely wonderful.

I would definitely recommend this to anyone looking for an adventurous, romance, involving a brave blood mage.

📚📖Happy Reading!📖📚

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Hidden Cove | Meg Tilly
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Mehso-so

Character wise, I really liked and disliked them. The heroin was a bit irritating to me, so it was difficult to get truly absorbed into the storyline. This was a mild mystery, with little surprises.

I would recommend this book to someone looking for a less than intense mystery.

📚📖Happy Reading!📖📚

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So, the second book was just as good as the first, if not a little better. I loved the increase in adventure and the relational development of the characters. I'm super excited about book #3!

I would recommend this book again, to any Nora Roberts fans and/or fans of adventure/fey tales.

📚📖Happy Reading📖📚

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I shamelessly stole this picture from online. I loved this book! I kind of cringed at how cliche a couple of the main characters were, but for the most part they were likable and entertaining. The storyline itself was very engaging and I was very excited to read book #2!

I recommend this book for anyone who likes adventure/fey tales.

📚📖 Happy Reading 📖📚

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Wisteria Witches | Angela Pepper
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Bailedbailed

I was excited about these books when I first found them. I'm so disappointed now. This book was so awkward. The male and female characters that are supposed to be forming a romantic bond, felt forced and strange. I made it through 27% of the book and just gave up. If you follow me, you know how rare that is. I don't bail easily but here we are, I hated it.

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This was a surprisingly good read! And it has everything, cartel, a hitman, the occult, voodoo, ghosts, a huge crocodile...

If you're looking for a sinfully good eery ghost-type story, this ones for you!

📖🍁Happy Reading 🍁📖

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This was a pretty good thriller. Perfect for bringing in Halloween 🎃 I didn't find the main character likable, but she was human.

If you're looking for an entertaining, easy-read kind of suspense tale, look no further!

📚🍁Happy Reading!🍁📚

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Mehso-so

A steampunk version of A Christmas Carol. A quick, mildly entertaining read.

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Mehso-so

This was an okay read. It was interesting and definitely held my attention but I felt like the ending was a bit conspicuous.

I would recommend this book to anyone looking for a mild thriller.

🍁📖📚Happy Reading!📚📖🍁

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The Ruby Brooch | Katherine Lowry Logan
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Mehso-so

Soooo, I liked this book. But I couldn't really get into it. I don't even know why. It flowed nicely, the characters were very likable, the plot was interesting. Maybe I just have too much going on in my head?

I don't know but I would recommend this to anyone looking for a good time traveling, mystery, romance.

🍁📖📚Happy Reading!📚📖🍁

Metaphoric I‘d recommend this book. The series is exceptional. About to start book 11. 7mo
MrsBibliophile Oh wow! I didn't realize there were 11 books in the series. I think only read three 7mo
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Before the Ruins | Victoria Gosling
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Mehso-so

I was really excited to read this, my husband bought it for me during my birthday trip, and it looked good. I was sorely disappointed. I just couldn't get into it. The characters weren't likable and it didn't flow. This is supposed to be a mystery surrounding teenagers and an abandoned mansion. Then the author tries a mix up with them as adults and then flashed back to when they were younger.

I'm sad we spent $26 on this book.

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Highland Queen | Melanie Karsak
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I read through this entire series in just a few days. I loved these books! It was sort of like each book is a different phase in the main characters life. And what a beautiful life she lead. It was so tragic at times that I felt myself get a little choked up.

I would recommend this book for any fey followers ♡

📖📚Happy Reading!📚📖

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Mehso-so

If you're a fan of the Fifty Shades of Grey series, this book may just be right in your wheelhouse. I wasn't a fan of the sadomasochism but I could appreciate the storyline. This felt like a twisted version of Beauty and the Beast, without the magic. Oh and a positive note for all you Kindle readers, this book was free with Kindle Unlimited.

I would recommend this for fans of Mr. Gray.

📖📚Happy Reading!📚📖

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I've had this book for awhile and never got around to reading it. Then I saw that the movie came out! Wanting to read the book before seeing the movie, (we all know movies are never as good as the books) I finally read it. It was so beautiful! I'm really glad I took the time to enjoy it. In true Jojo Moyes form, this book was a tragedy. If you're not familiar with her writing, make sure you have tissue on hand! Regardless, a great read!

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Welp, I'm in love with a fictional character... It look 30+ years of reading but it's finally happened. Casteel is... Breathtaking. Obviously I loved this book! The intense feelings surrounding everything that happened in book one? Not to even mention the very last few pages of this book. I had to reread the ending to ensure I absorbed every detail. On to book three!

Please read this series! It's not like anything I expected.

nichollinlove I zoomed through all 3 books! Can NOT wait for book 4! 13mo
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Intense. This was so intense that sometimes I found myself reading aloud and gasping. I remember reading one part that even made me blush... I cannot wait to read the second book. I don't want to give too much away and I haven't figured out how to explain it without some serious spoiler alerts. I will say, I felt such a vast array of emotions that this books left me speechless.

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Mehso-so

There was a lot I didn't like about this book. I didn't like a few of the main characters. I didn't like how some things seemed forced or even rushed. I didn't like how every character was somehow magically connected in some way. It felt too unrealistic, which is saying a lot for a fictitious story.

I did like Violet, as a character. I felt like her story was wonderfully written.

📖📚Happy Reading!📚📖

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MrsBibliophile
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Captivating. Truly entrancing. Like stepping into someone else's imagination of pure magic. I loved every page of this book, even the parts that were emotionally difficult to read. I've never dreaded the end of book this much.

I want everyone to read this book.

Bklover I really loved this one! 1y
MrsBibliophile It read like poetry in many parts ♡ 1y
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The Moonlight Child | Karen McQuestion
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Mehso-so

This was a very mild mystery. It was an okay storyline that held all the action/suspense for the very end. I was somewhat invested, which is why I finished the book. I feel as though I was set up for an amazing read so I was a bit disappointed 😞

I would recommend this book for anyone looking for a slow read with a soft mystery storyline.

📖📚Happy Reading!📚📖

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MrsBibliophile
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Shark farts! I'm very glad I kept reading. This isn't your typical Nora Roberts kind of love story where three girls end up with three guys... What an amazingly twisted story! I never would've thought this would be a series I like, my husband calls it "Fairy Porn" and in a way he's absolutely right. But it also has action, love, friendship and intrigue. A great series and one I highly recommend!

jordanjamie11 Love this book! I found the series so wonderfully unexpected! 1y
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A Court of Mist and Fury | Sarah J. Maas
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I'm not going to lie and pretend this book didn't shake some feelings loose. Without giving too much away, I was angry. So angry in fact that I didn't want to finish it. However, in the end I didn't and I'm okay with that decision now. I'm going to read the next book in the series and see how I feel...

For now, I'm pretty torn.

Great writing and development of characters!

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I was shocked by how much I liked this book. It actually made my pulse race a couple times and I adored it! The characters are wickedly likable. The storyline is beyond intriguing and the end was shocking! I loved it! I may be on a fantasy-type trip lately but bravo Sarah J. Maas!

I recommend this to anyone interested in fantasy. Or brilliant fight scenes. Or romance... Steamy without the smut lol

📖📚Happy Reading!📚📖

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Fly With the Arrow | Sarah K L Wilson
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I enjoyed this book, albeit a bit juvenile, it has a solid storyline. There seemed to be a lot going on and often it felt like the tale got a little lost in the descriptions. If that makes sense.

I did enjoy it and I will definitely read the second as well.

I recommend this book to anyone interested in fantasy/fey type books.

📖📚 Happy Reading! 📚📖

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Namesake: A Novel | Adrienne Young
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I truly adored these books! Fable was the perfect setup for Namesake. I don't want to give too much away but I loved the development/maturation of the characters. Following them through happiness, anger and even despair was a fantastic journey. I was sad when the book was finished but it felt like such a fulfilling ride.

If you liked Fable, you'll definitely want to read this!

📖📚Happy Reading!📚📖

Liatrek Loved both of these books❤️ 1y
MrsBibliophile I was pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed them. 1y
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Fable: A Novel | Adrienne Young
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Wow! This was an intense roller-coaster of emotion. I loved the geographical descriptions and the way this author manipulated my emotions. Such a beautiful reminder of the oceans amazing power. I adored the characters and lost myself completely inside this book.

I recommend this book to anyone who loves a good pirate story!

📖📚Happy Reading!📚📖

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Mehso-so

I was excited about this book from all hype I've read from other people. It was nice, though I felt as though it was a slow start with a mild climax. I don't know, maybe I'm in a Reader's Funk but I just felt like this was sort of an interesting start. I have hopes book two will be better. Some series take awhile to get great.

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A Borrowing of Bones | Paula Munier
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Mehso-so

I wanted to enjoy this book more than I did. I enjoyed the canine characters but the main character was not my favorite.

I would recommend this book for any animal lover looking for a mild mystery.

📖📚Happy Reading!📚📖

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This wasn't my favorite, by far. Though it is very beautifully written. I feel as though it's difficult to flash from one character to another, let alone in different generations. It's even harder to make it look effortless. I applaud the author for her tact in dealing with sensitive issues and I loved how she skated around certain details without being vile.

I would definitely recommend this book to anyone interested in WWI fiction

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Mehso-so

I honestly have some mixed feelings about this book... It felt like two stories competing for air time. This is a thriller, set in the mid 80s in the Californian desert. The main character (a rugged, cowboy, detective, divorcee) is hot on the trail of a serial killer. There's a lot to follow and unpack here...

I would recommend this book for anyone looking for a mild thriller...

📖📚Happy Reading!📚📖

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Stain | A. G. Howard
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If you haven't already, add this to your TBR pile! It was so magically beautiful, I was disappointed to be finished reading it. I completely devoured every page. This isn't a typical read for me but the creativity of the author and the unique storyline were truly captivating.

10/10 would recommend to anyone looking for a great fantasy/fey novel.

📖📚 Happy Reading! 📚📖

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Paper and Fire | Rachel Caine
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The second book in the Library series was not disappointing at all! I loved the character development and storyline. This is a young adult book but it isn't void of adventure or intrigue. Follow the main characters as they battle their own core beliefs and values against those of their families and friends.

I really enjoyed reading these books.

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MrsBibliophile
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Loved this! At first it was a little cringy/forced but it quickly picked up and turned out to be a great read. It has an addicting storyline that leaves you always wanting to read more! Much like Chronicles of The One by Nora Roberts, this is a magical tale of witches, dragons, elves and faeries...

I recommend this to anyone who loves a great fantasy tale

📖📚Happy Reading!📚📖

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Wintersong | S Jae-Jones
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What an odd love story... It was dark, and morbid. Hinting at questions from my childhood when I watched a different kind of Goblin King, played by David Bowie. Much the same story, stealing young girls, the King of Mischief tricks them. This tale however, is very much the adult version. It was whimsical, sprinkled with magic and heartbreak. I loved it! The ending wasn't what I had expected or hoped for but it did set it up perfectly for a sequal!

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Sea Witch | Sarah Henning
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I love when authors take a fairy tale and put their own twist on it. I have always been a fan of the Little Mermaid, being an ocean baby myself, I felt a kindred connection to her. This book is beautifully crafted to bring the reader into a world where magic is not only possible, it's illegal. Where two young girls and their best friend (the prince) learn just how unforgiving the world can be...

📖📚 Happy Reading! 📚📖

onceuponanelderberry Oooo I need to read this!! 2y
CarolynM Great review! 2y
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I really enjoyed this book! I liked the level of violence, suspense and intrigue. The story takes place in a world governed by The Library where books are monitored closely for content and reading isn't free. I will definitely read the next book in the series.

I recommend this book for anyone looking for a whimsical adventure.

📖📚Happy Reading!📚📖

onceuponanelderberry Loved this book! 2y
MrsBibliophile Have you read the entire series yet? 2y
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