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PageShifter

Joined November 2021

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Six Crimson Cranes by Elizabeth Lim
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Prize by Julie Garwood
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Blackguards: Tales of Assassins, Mercenaries, and Rogues by Lian Hearn, Michael J. Sullivan, Mark Lawrence, David Dalglish
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Characters were brilliant, I especially loved Mia, Naev and Aelius. There were still many characters that you knew almost nothing about. But overall the cast was awesome, so was the atmosphere too. This was really mysterious, dark and unique world.

I have mixed feelings about the writing. Sometimes I loved it and it was fun & clever but sometimes I got tired it being so flowery.

This book had many good twists and I loved how they surprised me.

TheSpineView This is on my TBR list. Maybe I should move it up. Great job 3d
DieAReader 🥳🥳🥳 3d
Andrew65 Well done 👏👏👏 I‘m currently reading his Aurora Cycle Series. 2d
PageShifter @Andrew65 I have that series still unread! 2d
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Girl from Everywhere | Heidi Heilig
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Nix was likable main character and it was easy to relate to her. I didn't love the romance. It didn't have a big role in this book but I still wasn't a fan of it.

This had really unique atmosphere and setting felt vivid.

The writing was a bit flowery, sometimes I really liked it but sometimes I felt it tiresome.

The plot itself was solid and fast-pacing, but I felt that this still dragged at some points.

#SeriesLove23

CrowCAH One of my fav books! I agree, a bit slow at points. But I fell for the romance 💘 The second book is worth the duology! 3d
TheSpineView Well done! You are on a roll! 3d
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PageShifter @CrowCAH Wow! I can understand why you love this book 🥰 3d
DieAReader 🥳🥳🥳 3d
Andrew65 Well done 👏👏👏 2d
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Heartstone | Elle Katharine White
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Pickpick

I liked the characters even though some of them left me a bit cold. There was still a nice mixture of them and that gave a nice atmosphere and fleshed out the world. The world was amazing, I really loved some of the creatures. Team hobgoblins!

This made me laugh now and then but the story dragged after the beginning. The last part had more action and was more interesting.

#SeriesLove23 #MarchMadness (made me LOL) #BirthdayPixieReadathon

TheSpineView Awesome!👍💙📖📘📚 3d
DieAReader 🥳🥳🥳 3d
Andrew65 This looks interesting. Well done. 2d
CrowCAH A good review! Glad you enjoyed it! I agree the beginning did drag a bit, but then it started to pick up the pace. 1d
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Kiss of Deception | Mary E Pearson
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I rooted for Lia and I loved Pauline too! Kaden and Rafe weren't that interesting and could have been fleshed out more. I also adored motherly Berdi, she was was awesome.

I loved Terravin, it was unbelievable beautiful and peaceful village. Otherwise this world was quite cruel and ugly.

I was surprised how unique this felt. This made me feel and the story gave some surprises too.

#SeriesLove23 #Pantone2023 #MarchMadness (green on cover)

TheSpineView Awesome!👍💙📖📘📚 3d
DieAReader 🥳🥳🥳 3d
Andrew65 Doing brilliantly 👏👏👏 2d
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Sore was the word yesterday when it was my grandmother's funeral day. It was too good coincident, so I decided to share this.

#poetrymatters

dabbe 💔 ... thinking of you and your family ❤️‍🩹 5d
Meshell1313 So sorry for your loss 💔 5d
Dilara So sorry for your loss 5d
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ShelleyBooksie So sorry for your loss. 5d
AmyG Oh no. I am so very sorry for your loss. 😢 5d
TheBookHippie I‘m so very sorry. Sending love. 5d
Ruthiella ❤️❤️❤️ 5d
TheSpineView So sorry, I hate that for you. 😊 4d
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Prize | Julie Garwood

“A compliment about one‘s nature is more important because a person has to choose how to behave, whilst a compliment about one‘s appearance doesn‘t mean overly much because there is no choice involved there.”

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AmyG 😘 6d
Deblovestoread 💜💜💜 6d
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“Beauty you're born with, but brains you earn.”

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“Your mind will serve you better than any trinket under the suns”

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🌼 They are okay
🌼 Some pictures are always a super big plus, they give something extra
🌼 Peaceful & cozy place, best with purring cats laying on top of me and a warming dog beside me
#WondrousWednesday

Thanks for the tag @TheSpineView

I tag
@Ann_Reads
@Addison_Reads
@MadelineMcCrae

Eggs Love # 3! Thanks for playing ☺️ 1w
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I got pretty cards and heartwarming letters on them. And something that I am going to use as a bookmark 💜 #LitsyLove
💜 @AmyG
💜 @Deblovestoread

AmyG I love the turtle! 1w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 💜💜💜 1w
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Catwoman: Soulstealer | Sarah J. Maas
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I loved Selina, she was tough but at the same time had a good heart. Luke was likable too, but not as interesting as Selina. I also adored Ivy & Harley and the group's chemistry and friendship.

This had the same kind of atmosphere than Gotham tv-series!

I was surprised! I always love that and somehow I was really blind - or blinded - and didn't guess where things were going. I really loved the ending for that reason.

TheSpineView Well done! 1w
DieAReader 🥳🥳Great job!! Happy to see you around again💕🥰 1w
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Villikoira | Pekka Juntti
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I read a Finnish nature book and didn't really love it. Characters weren't likable or should have been fleshed out more.

I didn't like the armosphere either because this felt quite depressing.

There were some nice nature descriptions but there could have been more of them.

I think the biggest problem with this book was that there were three different timelines and they all started immediately. So you had to get into three stories.

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Kiss of Deception | Mary E Pearson

“We're all part of a greater story too... one that transcends wind, time... even our own tears.“

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Nona the Ninth | Tamsyn Muir
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Mehso-so

I liked Nona: her childlikeness was lovable, but I was a bit disappointed how amnesia was used again in this series.

I loved post-apocalyptic world in this book.

Writing is sometimes fun and clever but those sentences are buried deep between unnecessary babbling to really shine out.

You could see some plot at least now and then. But this also felt a filler because there were mundane scenes that didn't get the story move forward.

#SeriesLove23

TheSpineView Well done! 2w
Ruthiella I tend to love the filler in this series, but I‘ve not read Nona yet. 🤔 2w
PageShifter @Ruthiella I think you might love this then! This was my favorite of the series - I loved Nona's “voice“. 2w
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Girl from Everywhere | Heidi Heilig

“Sometimes a person has to let go of something to take hold of something else.”

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Sending some #LitsyLove
💜 @Pogue
💜 @Bookwormjillk
💜 @ju.ca.no

ju.ca.no ❤️ 2w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 😍😍😍 2w
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Some #LitsyLove arrived today from @Pogue 💜

Here have been several kind persons supporting me, so I think there are people who would love to get some update: sadly our fight ended, and I got news from my mother first thing in the Sunday morning. Grandmother had passed away, I saw her last Saturday and read a book to her. She can rest now 💔

Bookwormjillk Sorry for your loss 2w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I‘m so sorry for your loss 🙏🏻 2w
Pogue I am so sorry for the loss of your grandmother. 2w
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dabbe 😢 You and your family are in my thoughts. ❣️ 2w
ShelleyBooksie So sorry for your loss. 2w
Ruthiella Sorry to hear that. You have my condolences. ❤️ 2w
JessClark78 I‘m so sorry for your loss. 💔❤️ 2w
MaureenMc So sorry for your loss 💗 2w
TheBookHippie So sorry. 💜 2w
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1. T-shirt and joggers and a blanket, or something similarly cozy

2. Two because I forgot my e-reader home and had to start reading a new book with an app on my phone

#Two4Tuesday

Thanks for the tag @TheSpineView

I tag
@anjumrwt
@Jess861
@TheNeverendingTBR

TheSpineView You're welcome! Love being cozy while reading. Thanks for playing! 2w
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Specials | Scott Westerfeld

“It doesn't take much convincing to make someone believe they're better than everyone else.”

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I got lovely nature card and I am super happy for two Valentine's cards too!! They are pretty and one has even glitter on it 🌟 🤣
I love cute stickers (some with cats & books !! 🐈‍⬛💜), some heart bomb and tea I can't wait to taste
Maybe this #LitsyLove gives me energy to start cleaning the house 🙊
💜 @Blerdgal_Fenix
💜 @Bookwormjillk
💜 @ju.ca.no

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Awesome 🤩 ❤️🎊 3w
ju.ca.no ❤️ 3w
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Books I read for #WintersRespite

I read several really good books and I am so happy for that 🥳

truebookaddict Wow! A TON of great reads. Well done!

Thanks for joining in on another readathon. Hope to see you for Spring into Horror.😊
2w
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1. I had actually three that I really loved! But I gave Angelfall by Susan Ee the most stars so I think I have to name it

2. I am famous to have PLANS 😂 But I still go with the flow so... 🤫

#Two4Tuesday

Thanks for the tag @dabbe

I tag @Dragon

TheSpineView Have a great March! Thanks for playing 3w
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Will Grayson, Will Grayson | John Green, David Levithan
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Mehso-so

Tiny should have been main character because he was the most interesting character. Otherwise characters were quite flat.

This wasn't really beautiful book: friend talked about and to their friends horrible and treated them terrible.

Some sentences made me laugh out loud and some made me ponder things - it's refreshing to see adults' problems from teen's view.

#SeriesLove23 #Pantone2023

TheSpineView Disappointing! Great job for finishing! 3w
Andrew65 Well done on finishing it 👏👏👏 3w
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I loved Raffe & Penryn, it's always awesome when characters are likable. I also liked how Penryn had quite rough past and life with her family wasn't easy. I really loved their chemistry & banter.

Unbelievable but I loved the atmosphere even more! It was everything I could have imagined and a bit more. It was horrid, a bit gore, dangerous, creepy, dark!

This was really intriguing adventure, even though I hated how the ending left so much open.

TheSpineView Not a fan of cliffhangers. Well done! 3w
Andrew65 Well done 👏👏👏 3w
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Lolita | Vladimir Nabokov
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Characters were really well written: I really felt how disgusting Humbert's mind was but at the same time it was interesting to follow his way of thinking and see things through criminal's mind.

This was really disturbing to read but that means this was really well written.

Writing tooke a while to get to used to and I personally can't say I loved it that much.

I think this dragged at some point. The ending was again more thrilling.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Thank you for participating!! 4w
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Indigo Ridge | Devney Perry
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Mehso-so

I loved the characters, they were likable and easy to relate to. Secondary characters were great too.

I was a bit disappointed how little this felt like a story setting at ranch. This wasn't that dense with suspense either and I was waiting for this to be a bit more mysterious.

This was okay read, entertaining and simple. And the last part of the book started to be a bit thrilling too.

#2023ReadySetRead (cowboy romance) #SeriesLove23

TheSpineView Excellent!🤍📖📘 4w
Andrew65 Well done 👏👏👏 4w
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My list for #bookspin / #doublespin

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 4w
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She Gets the Girl | Rachael Lippincott, Alyson Derrick
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I loved both main characters! They felt so realistic, I loved character development. I really rooted for both, and I especially loved how they had their problems and didn't have unrealistic flawless lives.

This was really cute book but had it's edges. I would have loved to laugh a bit but this still made me feel really good and it was exactly what I needed in my life at the moment.

#2023ReadySetRead (enemies to lovers) #TBRtarot (yellow cover)

Clwojick Great job! 4w
CBee Awesome 👏🏻 4w
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Pretties | Scott Westerfeld
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Mehso-so

It wasn't really easy to relate to characters, I don't know why. At least romance came almost as a surprise and it wasn't gradually builded.

I remember how I loved the first book, but this didn't have likewise horrifying atmosphere. There were scenes that had potential to get me scared but they failed doing that.

Story was good and I got to know new things about this world. The ending was also exciting and made me curious about the sequel.

TheSpineView Do you think you will read the next book? 4w
Andrew65 Well done on finishing it 👏👏👏 4w
PageShifter @TheSpineView Absolutely! 4w
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Cosmoknights | Hannah Templer
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I loved characters and it was easy to understand what this was about.

Plot wasn't the strongest part of the book but still fascinating. I was so disappointed when this ended because the ending was quite a cliffhanger and I would have loved to read more.

#SeriesLove23 #Pantone2023 #ISpyBingo (glasses)

TheSpineView I'm not a fan of cliffhangers. Great job on this series 4w
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 4w
peanutnine The ending was a bit disappointing but the sequel comes out in June! 4w
Andrew65 Great 👏👏👏 4w
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Nona the Ninth | Tamsyn Muir

“If you think in black and white your brain can‘t be agile.”

TheSpineView Love this quote!❤️ 4w
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Skin of the Sea | Natasha Bowen
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Simi was an awesome character: she was easy to relate to and feel for. Unfortunately other characters were less developed.

I really loved how this was based on African mythology, it was really fascinating!

I didn't find the plot being that unique: it was quite usual, only setting and mythology spicing it. The basic storyline was an average.

I loved how this wasn't overdramatic, this was somehow really beautiful.

#SeriesLove23 #Pantone2023

TheSpineView Fabulous 4w
Andrew65 Well done 👏👏👏 4w
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The Magpie Society: Two for Joy | Zoe Sugg, Zoe Sugg and Amy McCulloch
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This was more mysterious than the first one and that part I liked. But there was also a bit too much drama sometimes - but you can understand that in this genre.

I wasn't really surprised by the last twist, I had suspicions and could see it coming.

#SeriesLove23 #scaryfebruary

TheSpineView If you guessed the twist, then it must not have been very twisty. 1mo
Andrew65 Excellent, well done 👏👏👏 4w
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This book had comforting atmosphere: while they had struggles there was always some sugar-coating.

Every chapter is like it's own story and this didn't have the best imaginable flow that books can have. Time has also done some things and when nowadays readers can make their own conclusions here everything is told to you and there is no room for own thoughts.

#SeriesLove23 #loveathon2023 #Pantone2023 #naturalitsybingo2023 (children's book)

TheSpineView Fantastic! 1mo
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I liked the setting, the academy was definitely something xD But there was also bullying that I hated.

I really loved the beginning, everything felt so intriguing and even shocking. At the end this didn't really deliver what I expected but this was still entertaining to read.

#SeriesLove23 #loveathon2023 #Pantone2023 #ISpyBingo (cursive font)

TheSpineView Well done! 1mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 1mo
Andrew65 These look good, well done 👏👏👏 1mo
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#LitsyLove on it's way @iread2much 💜

iread2much 😊 1mo
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I needed this #LitsyLove so much today 💞💞 I love the card and that card that I should scratch - I am so curious about it 😀 @iread2much

Grandmother had to go back to the hospital yesterday evening and we got an update today: she's in critical condition. I really needed this positive surprise 💞💞 I am sad and it feels so bad, even though I know she has lived long.

AmyG Saying a prayer for your grandmother. 🙏🏻 (edited) 1mo
Read4life Keeping you and your grandmother in my thoughts. Sending hugs 💙 1mo
Dragon So sorry to hear your grandmother is so unwell , take care of yourself 💐💚🐉 1mo
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dabbe Thinking of you, your family, and your grandmother. 🤗 1mo
iread2much So sorry that your grandma is back in the hospital. I hope she recovers swiftly 1mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I‘m so sorry 😞 you and your grandmother will be in my thoughts and prayers 🙏🏻❤️ 1mo
Ruthiella Sending positive thoughts to you. ❤️ 1mo
PageShifter Thank you @AmyG @Read4life @Dragon @dabbe @iread2much @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks and @Ruthiella for your support 💜🙏 Doctor said today that there is nothing they can do and we are just waiting when she's taking her last breath 😭 1mo
Dragon 💔 1mo
dabbe @PageShifter I am so sorry. Thinking of you. 💔 1mo
iread2much I‘m sorry to read that this is happening, I wish you and your family well during this difficult time 1mo
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Christmas in Quincy | Devney Perry
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For a short story characters well nicely fleshed out, I also loved the atmosphere and setting.

The ending was way too sugary for me, it also felt a bit rushed. It was quite a disappointment after an amazing beginning.

This was really intriguing to read.

#SeriesLove23 #loveathon2023 #2023ReadySetRead (romance tropes - bodyguard)

Andrew65 Well done on finishing it. 👏👏👏 1mo
TheSpineView Hate when that happens. Great job for finishing. 1mo
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Death of the Black Widow | James Patterson, J. D. Barker
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I would have loved to get a bit more of characters - I would have preferred the ending to make me feel a bit more.

This wasn't what I expected this to be, and that made this a bit confusing to read at first.

This was really intriguing to read and it was hard to put this book down. This was a bit unbelievable and that what's behind my mixed feelings. But I think I like these mixed feelings, because I still enjoyed so much reading this one.

PageShifter Thank you for recommendation @Sleepswithbooks 1mo
Sleepswithbooks I don‘t think I‘ve read this one 💁🏻‍♀️ 1mo
PageShifter @Sleepswithbooks Wow, one of his books you have not read?! 😄 Well I should have been more specific and wrote “thank you for recommending an author“ 🤣 1mo
Clwojick Way to go! 💛 1mo
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#LitsyLove started it's journey
@Blerdgal_Fenix

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks ❤️❤️❤️ 1mo
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The Girl in the Mirror | Philip J. Gould
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It took some time to remember names of some secondary characters because they were so flat. I didn't care for characters.

Somehow all the action and tight situations left me cold. This was somehow interesting but could have been so much more.

Some scenes were told from several POVs and that felt unnecessary and repetative.

I think the idea was good and I loved the twisted ending this book had.

TheSpineView Bummer!😟 1mo
Andrew65 Oh no that‘s not good, hope your next book is better. 1mo
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks So pretty 💜 1mo
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I sent some #LitsyLove from this darkness 🤣
@Sleepswithbooks

Sleepswithbooks 💛❤️💛❤️ 1mo
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@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Your letter came, seal was in perfect condition 👌 I love how there were several colors in it! #LitsyLove

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Awesome!! Thank you! I‘m happy it arrived intact! ❤️❤️❤️ 1mo
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Only a Monster | Vanessa Len
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I loved so many things in this book: characters were awesome, they had backstories and that made me feel for them. Some secondary characters could have had several scenes with main characters, that would have fleshed out things a bit more.

I loved the atmosphere!! All this darkness, massacres, thrilling scenes, heists and a hint of love are my thing. Loved it so much!

This was unbelievable intriguing book and so unique!

TheSpineView Sounds good. I need to check it out. 1mo
TheAromaofBooks I actually enjoyed this one more than I anticipated. I'm looking forward to seeing where she goes with the sequel!! 1mo
Clwojick Sounds intriguing! 1mo
Andrew65 Sounds brilliant. Well done 👏👏👏 1mo
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Defy the Night | Brigid Kemmerer
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I loved the characters: Tessa and Corrick had sad pasts - it was really easy to understand their actions and it was interesting to see things from both sides.

This was really political book: It's always interesting to see who is betraying who and what are someone's motives. It was a bit too clear who are good and bad ones. The one plot twist at the beginning was also too easy to guess.

Really solid book overall, pleasurable & enjoyable to read.

TheSpineView Awesome! 1mo
Andrew65 Well done 🥳 1mo
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I got some happy #LitsyLove mail today, all these awesome cards (hahaha, two dragon cards, I love the coincidence), heartwarming messages, stickers and tea (!) made me smile
@Blerdgal_Fenix
@Sleepswithbooks
@catiewithac

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks So pretty!! 💕 1mo
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Jewel | Amy Ewing
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I liked Violet but at some point she started to act quite reckless. Villain character was interesting!

I really loved how dark and disgusting the world was - and at the same time you could nothing else than keep reading to find out even more disturbing things.

This was really fast pacing. Instalove was the thing I really hated and I just couldn't feel it. There were really intriguing world, plotting happening and some twists to keep me reading.

TheSpineView It helps so much if the character is interesting. Well done! 2mo
Andrew65 Brilliant 👏👏👏 1mo
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I got some #LitsyLove from @iread2much - a heartwarming letter on beautiful card and cute stickers 💜

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Pretty 🤩 2mo
ShelleyBooksie Gorgeous 2mo
iread2much So glad you enjoyed the card and the stickers 2mo
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