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Nessavamusic

Nessavamusic

Joined January 2018

I love a wide variety of books but gravitate towards fantasy, thrillers and romance. 📚🐶
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The Mermaid by Christina Henry
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Paladin's Faith by T. Kingfisher
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Butter: Roman by Asako Yuzuki
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Peak Nora Roberts contemporary romance ghost story. I cannot wait for the next book!! 5⭐️

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Exhalation: Stories | Ted Chiang
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Bailedbailed

Bailing on this, or more putting it aside. Just not my type of read. #roll100 off the TBR

dabbe #hailthebail! 🤩🤩🤩 2d
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Witch Hat Atelier 12 | Kamome Shirahama
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Love this series so much! This latest volume is action packed. 5⭐️

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Witch Hat Atelier 12 | Kamome Shirahama
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This! I love this manga so much.

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Other Birds: A Novel | Sarah Addison Allen
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Reread and enjoyed it much more the second time. Such a beautiful found family story with a mystery and some magical realism elements. 5⭐️

#Read100 pick done! #bookspinbingo!

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 1d
PuddleJumper ❤️❤️ 1d
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This is a quirky serial killer thriller. I never thought I‘d write that sentence. It is a fast paced read with some solid twists, as well as being funny. However, the story has a few plot holes. If you can suspend your disbelief it is an entertaining read. 4⭐️

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This was a just ok mystery thriller. It is very fast paced, easy read but very predictable. 3⭐️

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The 2nd in the Tawny Man trilogy is definitely a middle book, but it really advances the lore and our main characters gain depth and complexity. Fitz is still insufferable but he does gain some much needed humility and learns some tough lessons. I really love the Realm of the Elderlings world! 5⭐️
#bookspin pick complete!

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This was a cute contemporary romance with Gen X aged main characters (which I appreciated) and an entertaining story. Though not a perfect book, overall it avoided things I hate in newer romances and had a great cast of characters. 4⭐️

#doublespin done! This is available on KU and would be a great Winter Read.

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 6d
Chrissyreadit checking to see if you received your staycationintime match? 6d
Nessavamusic @Chrissyreadit Yes I did! I thought I replied to the email, but if I missed clicking send this is my confirmation! 5d
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Love Has No Gender - Pride Month Special Series: Gay Classics: Joseph and His Friend, This Finer Shadow, Regiment of Women, Sappho, The Picture of Dorian Gray | Virginia Woolf, Oscar Wilde, Sappho, Sheridan Le Fanu, Henry Blake Fuller, Petronius, Theodore Winthrop, Jack Saul, Bayard Taylor, Clemence Dane, Lucas Malet, Harlan Cozad McIntosh
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Recent #lgbtqareads which are great for #pridemonth
I try to read diversely all year long, but I would recommend all of these if you are trying to celebrate Pride with your reading.
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Nessavamusic We Ride Upon Sticks by Quan Barry - 80‘s Quirky Dark YA
Chlorine by Jade Song - Teen mermaid horror
Clear by Carys Davies - Historical Fiction in Scotland
Monstrilio by Gerardo Samantha Cordova - Monster horror
Heartstopper Volume 5 - how can you not love Nick & Charlie?
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Nessavamusic Strange Sally Diamond by Liz Nugent - mystery with unlocking childhood trauma and finding oneself.
Godkiller by Hannah Kaner - Fantasy adventure that feels like a more upbeat Witcher
Never Whistle at Night - Anthology - Indigenous short horror stories
What Feasts at Night by T. Kingfisher - another dark mystery adventure with a great main character.
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This is a weird little book. It is reminiscent of 80‘s/90‘s teen comedies mixed with The Craft but written by a 21st Century author. It reads a little YA, but plays with the tropes in an entertaining way. I enjoyed it! 4.5⭐️
A good Pride month read too.

Ruthiella The CLAW! 😂 1w
Nessavamusic @Ruthiella Yes! And having lived through that era it really cracked me up. 1w
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Welcoming | Nora Roberts
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Welcome @FeyraLynx to Litsy!

Here are some great people to follow who host a ton of events: @TheAromaofBooks @TheSpineView @LitsyEvents @CBee @PuddleJumper @Chrissyreadit @BarbaraBB @TheBookHippie @StayCurious @LiseWorks @Eggs

There are many more to follow so feel free to say hi friends in the comments!
#litsywelcomewagon #welcome #litsylove

Chrissyreadit 🎉🎉🎉🎉 1w
Zuhkeeyah Welcome to Litsy! 1w
TheDaysGoBy Welcome! You‘ve found your way to an amazing community of people! The most positive/supportive social media I have 😀 1w
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Crazeedi Welcome to a great family if friends, you will find everyone supports and cares for you! 1w
TheBookgeekFrau @FeyraLynx Hi 👋🏼 and welcome to Litsy 1w
BookmarkTavern Welcome @FeyraLynx ! 🎉🎉🎉 1w
RaeLovesToRead Welcome! 👋🏻 1w
JessClark78 Welcome to Litsy! @FeyraLynx 🙂📚 1w
CBee Welcome, @FeyraLynx 😊👋🏻 Thanks for the shout out, @Nessavamusic ♥️ (edited) 1w
mrp27 Welcome! @FeraLynx 1w
Deblovestoread Welcome! 🎉 1w
TheBookHippie Hello! Welcome! 1w
dabbe Welcome! You're going to love it here! 💙💚💙 1w
TheAromaofBooks Glad to have you with us @FeyraLynx !! It can be a little overwhelming at first, but if you see any hashtags, challenges, events, etc. that look interesting to you, just ask!!! We're always happy to have more people along!! 😁 1w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Welcome to Litsy!! 🎊🎉🎈🎂🎊🎉🎈🎂 1w
Eggs Welcome to Litsy @FeyraLynx 🎉🥳📚 1w
Ruthiella Welcome @FeyraLynx ! 😃 1w
BarbaraBB Hi @FeyraLynx welcome to Litsy! If you are looking for a way to become invested in Litsy, maybe #Camplitsy24 is something you‘d like to participate in! 1w
CarolynM Welcome to Litsy @FeyraLynx Don‘t be shy to comment on posts. That‘s how we get to know one another🙂 1w
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Vinland Saga 13 | Makoto Yukimura
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I had three 5 star reads in May, but I have to put this last bind up of Vinland as my top favorite as it is one of my favorite manga of all time.
#ReadingBracket2024

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Clear: A Novel | Carys Davies
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A very well written historical fiction novella taking place on a fictional island in the north of Scotland. A clergyman goes to visit a land tenant to inform him he must move and they develop a friendship or maybe more. It feels very much like a slice of life story, with pretty visuals and everyday life. 4⭐️
I am interested to participate in the discussion on this one for #CampLitsy

squirrelbrain I think we‘ll have some great discussions with this book! 1w
AmyG I am halfway through and really liking this one. (edited) 1w
JamieArc I wasn‘t sure about it for the first 30 or so pages but it has me hooked now. 1w
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Nessavamusic @JamieArc yeah I was a bit lost at the beginning too 1w
Megabooks Great review! I'm excited for the discussion, too! 1w
BarbaraBB @Nessavamusic @JamieArc Yes I felt that way too! 1w
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Clear: A Novel | Carys Davies
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Reading this for #CampLitsy while watching a favorite Booktuber‘s reading sprints. It is very slice of life. Cute puppy reading buddy as a bonus!

Ruthiella ❤️🐶❤️🐶❤️ 1w
dabbe 🖤🐾🖤 1w
squirrelbrain Definitely a very cute reading puppy! ❤️ 1w
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This Could Be Us | Kennedy Ryan
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So so good. As is typical of Kennedy Ryan‘s romances, her main characters are dealing with some tough situations that makes the couple have to take time to get together. This one was such a beautiful slice of life, I loved both main characters and the surrounding characters. An easy 5⭐️

AmyG I love the Lego succulent! 2w
Nessavamusic @AmyG Thanks! Love the LEGO plants 2w
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This is a light pick. It has an interesting overarching storyline and interesting magic system which makes me want to continue the trilogy. However, it is very insta-love and the male protagonist is a jerk. I will continue on to see what happens. 3⭐️

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Bingo! | Rosemary Wells
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Here is my #JuneTBR #bookspinbingo card!
My #bookspin pick is Golden Fool by Robin Hobb
My #doublespin pick is Come As You Are by Jess K. Hardy

I‘m participating in so many reading challenges on Litsy and beyond. Yay summer break! #litsyteachers

LiteraryinLawrence Oooh, congrats on summer break! 2w
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo! Looks fabulous!! 2w
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A mix of family drama and thriller, when a middle age woman‘s adopted father passes away it begins a series of events that unlocks her very dark childhood. I enjoyed this, though I would have preferred to stay in Sally‘s POV throughout. There is a second POV which answers many questions and it was well written, I just wanted more of Sally‘s journey. 4⭐️

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Untilted | Autechre
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My #MayReads!
Here are my stats:
24 Books read
4 Books DNF‘d - not shown

4 Physical or Ebooks
5 Manga
14 Audiobooks
16 books off my physical owned tbr!
Favorites of the month:
5⭐️ Vinland Saga 13, Fragile Sanctuary &
Spy Family 4
4.5⭐️ A Memory Called Empire, Home is Where the Bodies Are & Empire of the Damned

KadaGul Awesome🤩! You crushed it in May! 2w
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My final #MayTBR bingo board!
#bookspin pick done
#doublespin rolled over to June TBR
8 #bookspinbingos!

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A very entertaining mystery about a cozy mystery author who becomes the key to unlocking the mystery of a missing couple. Very entertaining and not terribly dark with lots of twists and turns. A good summer read! 4⭐️

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Empire of the Damned | Jay Kristoff
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A dark, thrilling and heartbreaking follow up to Empire of the Vampire (these are not standalones-you need to read book 1 first). For fans of grim dark and vampires and other assorted fantasy creatures. It did feel a little slow at times but still a great read. 4.5⭐️
#bookspin done! & 2 #bookspinbingos

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 2w
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Here is my #MayTBR!
As always I‘m participating in #Bookspin #doublespin #bookspinbingo & #Roll100

For my first time I am also reading the #CampLitsy24 picks as well, which both look very good so I look forward to the discussion.

BarbaraBB We‘ve voted for six good book I think! #camplitsy24 2w
Megabooks Excited to have you at camp this year!! 🏕️😁 2w
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 2w
squirrelbrain Hooray for camp! Delighted you‘re joining us. 2w
PuddleJumper 🌞 🌞 2w
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Roll the Dice | Wayne Avrashow
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Here are my #Roll100 picks for my #MayTBR

BarbaraJean Ooooh, Exhalation is SO good!! 2w
PuddleJumper Golden Fool is really good 2w
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Spy x Family, Vol. 5 | Tatsuya Endo
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A solid volume, though probably my least favorite so far. I‘m not a huge fan of Yuri and he‘s in this one a lot. However, Anya is adorable and hilarious as always. 3.5⭐️

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Fragile Sanctuary | Catherine Cowles
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This was great! I am such a fan of Catherine Cowles romantic suspense books. This is the first of a new series featuring a family of foster/adopted siblings. I love a found family story. Also our suspense element is very twisty and I completely did not guess the villain. Can‘t wait for the next in this series!! Finally a 5⭐️ in a very mediocre reading month.

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Spy x Family, Vol. 4 | Tatsuya Endo
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My favorite volume so far! Anya is hilarious and they add a special dog to the family. 5⭐️

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The Husbands | Holly Gramazio
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This was a cute easy read, but it felt like it could have been more. I still enjoyed it. 3.5⭐️

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A Memory Called Empire | Arkady Martine
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A beautifully written political sci-fi mystery epic. Initially I had some trouble absorbing everything in the world building, but as soon as the plot kicked in I was hooked. I‘m happy to have dived into this complex story, and I hope to continue the series at some point. 4.5⭐️

Dragon Great book 👍 💚🐉 3w
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This a cute fantasy manga with food. Delicious in Dungeon vibes minus the battles. 4⭐️

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The Paradise Problem | Christina Lauren
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This is a fun summer rom com that is ridiculous and unlikely but made me smile anyway. 4⭐️

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The Beautiful Ones | Silvia Moreno-Garcia
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A well written historical romance, though our villain was a bit two dimensional. I liked the story overall and it was a well done audiobook. 4⭐️
Another #bookspinbingo!

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 3w
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Nightbooks | J. A. White
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A very cute, yet dark middle grade fantasy. I enjoyed the twist on the Hansel & Gretal story. A great one for middle grade students that like scary stories, yet is age appropriate. 4⭐️
Another #bookspinbingo!

Daisey I thought this was quite an interesting MG book as well! 4w
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 3w
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Faebound: A Novel | Saara El-Arifi
Bailedbailed

Just not clicking with this one so bailing.
#hailthebail!

dabbe YES! 🤩🤩🤩 4w
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This was a very cute, steamy paranormal rom-com about a witch who accidentally summons a demon. There were some very cute scenes, and I liked her friend crew (I‘m guessing they get their own books?). I didn‘t love the moms who were very cringy and over the top mean to the point of caricatures. Still a fun read. 4⭐️
First #bookspinbingo!

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 4w
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What Feasts at Night | T Kingfisher
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The second book with our main character and their friends return to a family cabin to discover something is very wrong. A fun quick read. 4⭐️

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Vinland Saga 13 | Makoto Yukimura
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I am now caught up on Vinland and this volume was excellent. The goal of our main characters has been met. I do hope there are more stories to tell, but if it ends here I am satisfied. 5⭐️

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Vinland Saga 12 | Makoto Yukimura
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A solid entry, though a little slower and less action packed than other volumes. 4⭐️

Also another #Roll100 pick done!

DGRachel Oh wow. Vol 12? I‘m way behind. 😕 1mo
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A very entertaining family drama/thriller with some very great writing. Siblings return home upon their mother‘s death and unlock so very dark family secrets. This was a fast paced read and refreshing as I‘ve read a number of meh books lately. I did have a guess at the ending though so 4.5⭐️

Also this Barnes & Noble special edition is so cool!

RedxoHearts That's a really cool book edition. I've never heard of it but it makes me want to 1mo
julesG The edition 😍😍😍 1mo
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The Angel of Indian Lake | Stephen Graham Jones
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This book is absolute chaos and I was totally lost at times. At some point I want to reread the whole series and I think I will follow this better. It is still an entertaining book and a fit end to Jade‘s story. I won‘t say much more as it would all be spoilers. If you are a horror movie fan, I highly recommend this series. 4⭐️

PunkRockLibrarian I agree with it making the most sense if read in succession with the first 2. I will definitely be re-listening to the trilogy while gardening this summer. 2w
Nessavamusic @PunkRockLibrarian absolutely! I may relisten as part of SummerWeen marathons 2w
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This was fine. It just wasn‘t really the cute mystery I was hoping for. I was a bit bored. It is short and the cover is adorable. 3⭐️

5feet.of.fury Such a cute cover 🐈 1mo
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Vampires of El Norte | Isabel Caas
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This was fine, it just was rather slow and I never felt that connected to either main character. It felt between a romance and a horror and historical fiction, never fully connecting to any of those genres. The writing is beautiful though. 3⭐️
First May #roll100 pick done!

PuddleJumper Wahoo! 1mo
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Only and Forever | Chloe Liese
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The final Bergman family book and I‘m sad we are done with this special, sweet and loving family and the partners they find along the way. This one featured the romance loving brother Viggo and Tallula, the sister of a previous book character. This is full of fun tropes and once again has positive mental health rep. It did not hit me as hard as some of the previous but I really did enjoy it. 4⭐️

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One Dark Window | Rachel Gillig
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Bailing at 50% The Magic system is interesting, but the main character isn‘t very interesting and this is just a bunch of typical YA tropes. Also, I was 50% in and virtually nothing had happened.

emz711 Aw I liked it. Cute duology with an interesting magic system 1mo
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Murder Road | Simone St. James
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This was a solid supernatural mystery. A couple gets lost on their honeymoon, stops to help a stranger who is injured and falls into a decades old mystery. It was a touch predictable, but I still enjoyed the journey. 3.5⭐️

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A big improvement on the previous book, with more story and I truly liked the characters. It was not as suspenseful as previous books in this series though. A solid entertaining read. 4⭐️

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Funny Story | Emily Henry
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I liked this, it was solid. I really liked the Michigan location, being a lover of Northern MI. It started very strong, I liked the jilted ones becoming roommates and friends then falling in love. However, deeper parts of the story didn‘t quite go as far they could have. Also note that this is slightly steamer than the author‘s previous works. Also, unlike the last book, this is definitely a romance. Overall, one her more fun reads. 4⭐️

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Here‘s my #ReadingBracket2024 including my first bonus pick because I had two favorites this month.
The Will of the Many by James Islington
Bonus pick: Just for the Summer by Abby Jimenez

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Bingo! | Rosemary Wells
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Here is my #bookspinbingo card for my #MayTBR!

My #bookspin pick is Empire of the Damned by Jay Kristoff
My #doublespin pick is Other Birds by Sarah Addison Allen
This also has my #Roll100 picks!

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! Looks fantastic!!! 1mo
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