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NautiGirlReads

Joined May 2016

Book Blogger by the Sea! I love YA, Fantasy, and Science-Fiction!
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The Reader by Traci Chee
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I went to Sabaa Tahir's signing last Saturday and it was absolutely wonderful! Sabaa is such an amazing and kind person! I'm slowly plugging away through her second novel, while re-reading the Throne of Glass series! I'm so excited there will be two more books after this!! #sabaatahir #booksigning #torchagainstthenight

BethFishReads Nice reading 6y
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Illuminae | Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff
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Sometimes you find a unicorn out in the world! I can add this to my collection! I have Gemina pre-ordered and I can't wait! Amie and Jay are masters of their craft and I love this book so much! Maybe one day I'll find a Gemina unicorn! 🦄🦄🦄 Happy Reading everyone!

MusingsOfAGirl Oh my gosh! How exciting!! 6y
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An Ember in the Ashes | Sabaa Tahir
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With Torch Against the Night coming out tomorrow, I started my re-read of An Ember in the Ashes! When I looked at my original review, I gave it 3 stars. Since starting again, I've fallen more in love with the characters. I definitely think I am a better reader then I was a year ago. #anemberintheashes #torchagainsthenight

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Black Jewels Trilogy | Anne Bishop
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I've heard some great things about this series by Anne Bishop! I'm so very ready for a dark intense fantasy! Let vacation reading commence!!

Blair_Reads Love the cover! 6y
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This book absolutely surprised me, the characters are deep and emotional. I was completely invested in the main character Ben. My heart ached for him. Kim Savage's writing in this novel is really fluid and does an excellent job of expressing grief and loss. Don't let the sadness turn you off, it is well done and really makes you want to look at people beyond the surface.

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Nemesis | Anna Banks
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I'm so excited to start Nemesis by Anna Banks! I felt so lucky to be approved on NetGalley! This fantasy novel sounds amazing - Princess Sepora is the last Forger in all the five kingdoms. She creates energy for all but her father intends to weaponize her powers to incite war. I heard there is a little romance in here too! Swooning!

Blair_Reads Sounds great! 6y
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Stalking Jack the Ripper | Kerri Maniscalco
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I started this beauty today and within the first 15 pages I was HOOKED. The writing is awesome and already the characters show so much personality. I will never tire of historical fiction or period writing. It's fun to play with the past! This is Kerri Maniscalco's debut novel and I can't wait to see what else is in store!

ReadingOver50 Sounds like an interesting book😄 6y
The_Little_Librarian This sounds awesome! I did the Jack the Ripper tour when I visited London and it was very interesting,and creepy! I will have to look into this one 😊 6y
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This is a fantastic read so far. It feels very real, that I am with the characters going through their lives beside them. I also love how the book is formatted, each part is significant. Can't wait to see how the rest unfolds. I think there will be tears!

RealLifeReading Nice photo! 6y
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Ghost Talkers | Mary Robinette Kowal
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This book was fantastic! A historical fantasy during WWI in France.

The main character, Ginger was so strong and vibrant, while Ben her fiancé was just as wonderful. Their romance made me cry in a good way.

This ghost story is original and I would love to read more. There is lots of actions and twists that I didn't see coming ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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I really enjoyed the book. It was a great look into the world of Harry Potter for the final time. I thought the progression of everyone's relationship was excellent, and even the kids made me smile. I wish it didn't end because this world is one of my favorites. I wish I could see it on stage! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

TheMaineWifesLife I can't believe you blew by me! Hahaha I guess it must've been my day of the rally yesterday. ❤️💁😂 I'm enjoying it much more though and I can totally see this being made into both a play here and movie...? 6y
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Between Two Fires | Mark Noce
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I commend Mark Noce for diving into medieval Wales however it didn't work for me. The main character lacked in emotion and reflection to her actions and choices.

Everything also felt "clean" and it's all seemed to "work out". I was looking for romance, lust, blood, Royal back stabbing, and within the first half of the book there was little if any plot movement. I felt underwhelmed and disappointed ⭐️⭐️

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It's here, in my hands. Totally geeking out as a 24 year old about the new Harry Potter! I think I put my current read on hold for this!!! #harrypotter #cursedchild #currentreads ✨💫

britt_brooke 💚💅🏻 6y
brendanmleonard That lake! ❤️ 6y
NautiGirlReads @brendanmleonard that's actually the ocean! It's a small harbor/cove! 6y
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Between Two Fires | Mark Noce

ARCAugust is officially here! I'm starting it off with Between Two Fires a historical romance (so far) set in the late 500 AD in Europe!

MrBook Interesting time period choice. 6y
NautiGirlReads @MrBook I thought so too! I'm interested to see how it goes! 6y
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Rebel of the Sands | Alwyn Hamilton
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What a beautiful world this book is set in! I love the desert and the myths that are intertwined into the characters and story. I have a soft spot for romances and rebellions and if those things interest you, I recommend picking up with book. I didn't want it to end! It is a true adventure with plenty of action and the questions between good and evil! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Rebel of the Sands | Alwyn Hamilton
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Squeezing in this book before I start #ARCAugust on Monday!! I'm really loving the desert setting and the action that starts right from the first page! Excited to see how the story unfolds!

MrBook Nice! 😊😊 6y
TeacupsandPapercuts I loved this book! I was surprised at how much I enjoyed it 😄 6y
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Ship Breaker | Paolo Bacigalupi
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This was a great book! It was recommended if you enjoyed The Chaos Walking series. It certainly had that feel with the writing and characters. I really liked the "after Orleans" world they were living in. The sea levels had risen destroying America. The kids would scavenge old tankers for copper and metal to make money but some rewards are bigger than others! I recommend for an entertaining and enjoyable read! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

CaitlinSiem I've owned this for a while now but haven't read it yet. I'm glad to know you enjoyed it. Might have to shimmy this up on the ole TBR a little. 6y
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The Casual Vacancy | J.K. Rowling
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I gave up after 150 pages, and I'm confident I could have gave up sooner. Wordy, Dry, and Petty to start. I did not care about a single character or wish to look into their incredible boring and mundane lives. I believe this book could have greatly benefited from some good British humor and a plot

itsbrb I joined a book club last year and this was the first book for it. I assumed everyone read ALL the books so I suffered through this one, come to find out I was the only one to finish. 😳 It was horrible. 6y
MrBook Wow, @itsbrb ! You should join mine if you live in the NYC or eastern PA area 😎👍🏻. 6y
itsbrb @MrBook I am in GA or I 100% would! I lead a monthly one here, am in two other F2F ones and also lead a postal book club. I told myself I would drop one once my husband got back from deployment and never did! I love all of them too much. 6y
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NautiGirlReads @itsbrb what's a postal book club? 6y
itsbrb @NautiGirlReads my best friend had to move to Germany (also in military) and was a part of all three of the same book clubs I was in. We wanted to continue reading together so us two and five others from all over (Iowa, Ohio, VA, NC) each read a separate book and then send it to the next person on the list (we have a set list that I created so the person you send to never changes) along with a notebook and notes about the book you read. 6y
itsbrb @NautiGirlReads we started this past December and we send the books every two months. It's been amazing so far and so personalized because of everyone actually writing in the notebook. I have never met two of the people in the book in person, so that's pretty cool. Got the idea from Books on the Nightstand podcast, I believe. 6y
itsbrb So if you have one or two people interested and they have one or two interested, it's perfect! I will say that six is the magic number because then you read everyone's book by the end of the year. We had seven interested but it's still working just fine! 😊 sorry for all the posts! @NautiGirlReads 6y
NautiGirlReads OMG @itsbrb that is an amazing idea!!! I'm definitely going to have to look into something like this!!! 6y
itsbrb @NautiGirlReads I highly recommend it. It's almost like getting a handwritten letter in the mail from a friend. Just a really neat way to stay connected with books, friends and complete strangers. I can send you the document I used to start mine if you ever want to start one! 6y
TheMaineWifesLife Hehehe I'm so sorry my first Online Book Club pick was a bust for you. 😵😂 I'm loving this postal book club idea that's being talked about!!!! 6y
NautiGirlReads @itsbrb Yes please! That would be so amazing! Thank you! My email is nautigirlreads @ gmail.com 6y
NautiGirlReads @HappilyEverBookworm our differences is what makes your book conversations amazing and always evolving! ☺️ 6y
MrBook Yes!!! That is so great that you run a postal book club! I've only been able to scrounge up 2 prospective participants for mine 😕. Was hoping for 6-12. 6y
MrBook @NautiGirlReads & @HappilyEverBookworm, if you want to start one, @BookBabe and I would love to take part 😊👍🏻. 6y
itsbrb @NautiGirlReads just sent you the template! Hope you are able to start one. I love it! 6y
NautiGirlReads @itsbrb Thank you!! I got it! 6y
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I got to 100 pages and discovered this book was more about a high school newspaper vs. a high school tv program, not about the fun cute romance I was expecting. Jules I found annoying, at first I didn't mind her quirks but then it became over kill and brought down her character.

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I think this is the definition of a summer read - teen romance, dog walking, and donut dates? It's entertaining and refreshing to read a book that isn't so emotionally investing! ☀️ I received this book in my Book Mail Box from Book Riot!

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This Savage Song | Victoria Schwab
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This book is phenomenal. I loved the characters! Each one had so much depth and darkness. This isn't your average monster book, this brings music and death together in a beautiful tale of what we call being human. I believe this book itself was the song August played. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

MrBook Great pic! 6y
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While it took me longer then I ever thought to finish Golden Son, Pierce Brown has done it again. I love the Red Rising world it's so intense and the characters are so brilliant. It's so good!!! I'm not sure when I will get around to reading Morning Star but I can only imagine what's in store for the end of the trilogy!

Scott_BookInvasion Yes!!! Morning Star is so good! This whole series is so bad-ass. 6y
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The Diabolic | S. J. Kincaid
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I read this sneak peek sampler yesterday at the beach - and I loved it, I can't wait for the full novel to come out in November! A Diabolic is designed for you and will do anything you ask, but total loyalty can sometimes go wrong... This is a stand alone novel and I urge you to check it out!

Booknerd17 I read a short part of this from the Barnes near me and it looks pretty good 6y
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This Savage Song | Victoria Schwab
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I received This Savage Song in my Uppercase Box and I'm putting everything on hold to read this! I've heard fantastic things and can't wait to devour it! How beautiful is this cover! This will be my first Victoria Schwab novel!!

JodyS I received it too and can't wait to read it. 6y
CaitlinSiem Yes! Yes yes yes!!! I really loved this book. I highly recommend her adult novels, too (which are written under V.E. Schwab). She does an excellent job of creating unique voices in all of her novels. Enjoy!!! 6y
NautiGirlReads @CaitlinSiem Ahhh the power of backlist! So excited! Thank you! 6y
NautiGirlReads @JodyS yay!!! I hope you enjoy it!! 6y
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Between Two Fires | Mark Noce
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Received this historical fiction from NetGalley/St. Martin's Press! Let's see what medieval Wales has instore!

annahenke Oo, this looks good! 6y
MrBook Nice cover! 6y
NautiGirlReads @ahenke I've read the first few pages and really liked it, so I think this will be a good one! 6y
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NautiGirlReads @MrBook It was the cover that drew me to it in the first place! I know "don't judge a book by its cover" but it what you see first! 6y
MrBook Aaaahhh, we all judge books by their covers 😉👍🏻. 6y
annahenke I've put in a request on netgalley. Thanks for the tip! 6y
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Over half way done with Elantris and I'm really enjoying it. Brandon Sanderson is one of my favorite authors for a reason and just like his other works, it's doesn't disappoint. If you haven't read any Sanderson (it's fantasy) start with Mistborn series. Happy Sunday all! ☀️

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Passenger | Alexandra Bracken
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Did I mention my TBR keeps growing? Passenger sounds so magical and I just love this cover- the play on the "ship in the bottle" is so cool! Sounds like there is some love interest in there! (yes!) I've seen great reviews so I can't wait to read it!

books_cats_art And now it's in my TBR list! 😝 6y
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Nightshades | Melissa F. Olson
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Can this be a series?! This book had a different take on vampires. No sparkles here, just some FBI agents tracking killers. I wanted this book to be about 400 pages longer and it totally could have been. I have so many questions! For a quick entertaining read, I recommend!

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Rebel of the Sands | Alwyn Hamilton
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My catch of the day ~ Rebel of the Sands by Alwyn Hamilton! The cover is so beautiful and I'm happy to have this book to add to my shelf! Can't wait to read!

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The Glittering Court | Richelle Mead
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This was a wonderful story. Listening to the audiobook was best decision and I highly recommend it. I can't get over Kristen Sieh's voice. Her accents for each character really brought out their personalities. I'm so ready for the second book, this adventure has just started.

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A Court of Mist and Fury | Sarah J. Maas
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Nothing like re-reading the end of A Court of Mist and Fury starting on this chapter ~ I love this book so much. Meeting Sarah J Maas and listening to her talk about her work is just amazing. If someone asks why I read so much, it's because of books like this.

Sydsavvy Love all your lake and nautical pics! 6y
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The Glittering Court | Richelle Mead
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Listening to the Audiobook of The Glittering Court is so wonderful. Kristen Sieh does a fantastic job with her voice and giving accents that really embody the character. This is like an exotic Downton Abbey. It has that scandalous feel that's so intriguing! I deleted my original post on accident!!😁

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Added Elantris to my Brandon Sanderson collection ~ started reading at the beach and already in the first few pages it's wonderful. I love Sanderson's writing and his gift for creating such unique worlds

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Nevernight | Jay Kristoff
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A great Fantasy novel, the darkness/gore and smut were handled so well by Kristoff. There are few worlds that can be crafted out of the shadows and Nevernight is one of them. It did start a little slow, but picked right up and really struck you in the end.

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Nevernight | Jay Kristoff
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"... i trust you've noticed i have politely refrained from comment..."
Mister Kindly is sorta my favorite. I couldn't help but laugh at this scene. This book is really starting to pick up, and I'm enjoying it!

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Nevernight | Jay Kristoff
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I have high expectations from Jay Kristoff, mostly because of his work with Illuminae. I definitely see his humor coming through in the main character so far. It is a bit slow (which I heard from others) but it's starting to pick up!

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Shadow and Bone | Leigh Bardugo
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Bardugo has outdone her self. The Grisha world she has created is beautiful, mysterious, and powerful. I was totally invested in characters, and feel absolutely guilty for liking The Darkling (he is now on my shit list) I can't wait to see how the story continues

lilredhen I actually enjoyed the Grisha trilogy quite a bit, more than I expected going into Shadow and Bone. I'm working on her second series. 6y
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Shadow and Bone | Leigh Bardugo
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I'm only on page 76 and I already love the story. After reading Six of Crows, this is just like coming home to see where it all began. The Grisha are so interesting and world building is fantastic.

LauraMole A former student raved on and on about this series. 6y
books_cats_art I really enjoyed this series. Binge-read all three over a weekend. 6y
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Nickel | Robert Wilder
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I really wanted to like this novel and as I kept reading it did improve, but the end just fell so flat for me! There was little reflection on action and extra details that just burdened the writing

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Beautiful Creatures | Kami Garcia, Margaret Stohl
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Even though this book was published in 2009, it was still wonderful. I really enjoyed the southern setting and the characters were awesome. I was so invested in Lena and Ethan, I can't wait to continue the story

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Beautiful Creatures | Kami Garcia, Margaret Stohl
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By popular vote! Beautiful Creatures is my next read! I've heard this series is addicting so I'm excited! Can't forget my War and Peach Bookmark from Novel Tea Tins! I love starting new books!

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My Lady Jane | Jodi Meadows, Brodi Ashton, Cynthia Hand
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This books was fantastic, I loved every word! The Lady Janies crafted a wonderful story of historical fiction (lots of fiction), comedy, and love. There was action and adventure, everything you dream of in YA novel. I highly recommend to anyone!! 👑

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My Lady Jane | Jodi Meadows, Brodi Ashton, Cynthia Hand
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I absolutely am loving this book. Just hilarious, and I think with the perfect British Cast, it would be an amazing movie or mini series

TeacupsandPapercuts I can't wait to read this one, I keep hearing good things! 6y
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My Lady Jane | Jodi Meadows, Brodi Ashton, Cynthia Hand
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Starting this beautiful book! I have a whole new love of deckled edges..

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This was a great story, the characters were so well developed and 1812 London is quite the place. Even with the propriety of the times, the romantic tension is wonderful!

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This book felt like home to me. Living on the coast of Maine no matter how far north is always wonderful! Following the ups and downs of a lobstering family, it's an enjoyable read!

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Early 1800's London filled with cheeky Brits? Sold! Started this beauty today! I'm really enjoying it so far, but still have a ways to go!

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This book was wonderful! I cried happy tears at the end. I think this novels portrayal of relationships is real and I highly recommend it. I loved it 💛

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Cruel Crown | Victoria Aveyard
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Picked this beauty up at Target yesterday. I have heard, this doesn't add to the story like much but I will be the judge of that for myself! 👑

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After a horrible day at work, all I could think about was starting this book! This will be my first Uppercase Box read and I'm super excited to use the bookmark!

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And then behind them all, like some sort of pale, giant shepherd, comes Ragnar.

- the wit displayed throughout Pierce Browns writing is fantastic. Ragnar is one of my favorites currently

CouchCrewChief Looks like these may be of interest, what is the order of these books? 7y
NautiGirlReads @CouchCrewChief Red Rising, Golden Son, Morning Star - I definitely recommend! 7y
CouchCrewChief Thank you!!! 7y
CaitlinSiem I definitely need to read these. Red Rising has been on my kindle forever. This quote just bumped them up on the TBR timeline! 7y
NautiGirlReads @CaitlinSiem Oh good! I hope you enjoy it! 7y
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