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ParkerFinn

ParkerFinn

Joined August 2020

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The Prison Healer by Lynette Noni
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Howl's Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones
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Words of Radiance by Brandon Sanderson
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Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi
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Wolfsong by Tj Klune
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The Other Side of the Sky by Amie Kaufman, Meagan Spooner
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Red Rising by Pierce Brown
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In an Absent Dream by Seanan McGuire
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The Last Magician by Lisa Maxwell
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The Shadow Between Us by Tricia Levenseller
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Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy by Cassandra Clare, Sarah Rees Brennan, Maureen Johnson, Robin Wasserman
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Hunting Prince Dracula | Kerri Maniscalco
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I think I enjoyed Thomas even more in this book than I did in the last book. I liked that Audrey Rose was less focused on her white-passing looks and more focused on the adventure she was having. I loved the dark academia vibes I got from this book. Overall, it was a nice time!

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Song of Achilles | Madeline Miller
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I definitely cried for the whole last 30 pages of this book. This book gave me a whole new view to the story of Achilles. This book was written beautifully and there was so much love. And if you know anything about the story of Achilles, it could only end in heartbreak. Beautiful, beautiful book.

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This book was so easy to read. Atmosphere was great. Honestly I thoroughly enjoyed myself. I loved it that this book took place in New Orleans and I loved the history surrounding this book. Definitely a great addition to the series.

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This book has me crying the entire way through it. Everyone grieves over the loss of someone they care about differently. Going through this grief with Julie was eye opening. We all wish to grieve and get over loss gracefully, and sometimes, it just doesn‘t happen. I feel like this book was a fair representation of that and showing the steps of healing and moving on are just not easy. This book is definitely one of my new favorites.

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AIDAN continued to be my favorite. Though he‘s more of a grey character, it‘s hard to argue with his logic. Can‘t spoil this part. But my heart goes to AIDAN.

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I‘m in love! I‘m obsessed! I‘m dead! This was everything I ever wanted! A great fantasy! A great romance! Argh! Did I mention I‘m dead now? So good!

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Meet Cute Diary | Emery Lee
Bailedbailed

I was so excited about this book and yet it was the biggest let down. My biggest issue with the book was Noah. He was so entitled and only thought of himself. He couldn‘t even bother to be nice to his brother‘s girlfriend. Despite his brother being nothing but supportive and doing things for him. I loved Drew. But the thought of him being with Noah made me not even wanting to finish it.

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It‘s very fast paced. It‘s fun. Full of a new mythology that I didn‘t know very much about. I enjoyed all the characters. Even Aru. Sometimes I found her annoying but for the most part she‘s likable.

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City of Lost Souls | Cassandra Clare
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When I first read this book, I mostly hated Clary. After rereading this, I hate Jace too. Kind of still love everyone else. My heart still breaks for Magnus and Alec! I still remember this series fondly!

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Stalking Jack the Ripper | Kerri Maniscalco
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Mehso-so

It was good for the most part. It threw me for a loop at the main reveal. So as a mystery it was good. I didn‘t like the MANY times Audrey Rose mentioned she was “white” though. It seemed unnecessary to know she was white-passing. And the men mostly annoyed me. Thomas grew on me after a while though. Though he did irritate me at first. But it was a solid 3 stars for me.

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Mehso-so

It was very cute. Very sweet. But towards the end it got kinda annoying. These characters could have communicated so much more than they did and yet didn‘t. But overall, it was an enjoyable read. I actually liked the squirrel! A solid 3 stars.

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The Merciful Crow | Margaret Owen
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Bailedbailed

I was annoyed by how they spoke mostly. Something about it was weird and not very smooth. Fie annoyed me and I think the only person I liked was Tavin. But not enough to finish the book. It was sadly not my vibe. And the audiobook wasn‘t much better. My first read was a sad DNF!

Emily92Bibliophile I agree with 💯 of everything you said! Wanted to like this one but Fie‘s way of talking annoyed me 👎🏻 (edited) 4mo
ParkerFinn @Emily92Bibliophile right!? I‘m so sad because this book seemed like it had so much potential! 4mo
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I solid 3.5 stars from me. It was pretty good. Very political heavy. But go into it knowing that it‘s very rape heavy and very abuse heavy. But it is a good book. Right now Damon is my favorite. Laurent is a little shit. But he‘s growing on me.

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Gods of Jade and Shadow | Silvia Moreno-Garcia
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Like a 4.5 stars. This book was pretty good. I loved that it felt very personal for me, being Hispanic. I love that Casiopea mirrors a lot of my own thoughts when it comes to the Hispanic culture and our own indigenous roots that have seem to have gotten lost to Catholicism. I love Casiopea's rebellion towards the traditional sexism in Mexican culture and I saw myself in her character. I loved the romance as well.

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Call Down the Hawk | Maggie Stiefvater
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I‘m in love! This book is beautifully written and the characters are amazing. I love the Lynch brothers so much. Surprisingly even Declan. I loved this book so much I immediately went to buy book two the next day after I finished it! A five stars from me!

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Mehso-so

There‘s nothing wrong with this book. Written beautifully and there‘s so much going on. I think I would enjoy it more as a physical book rather than an audiobook tho.

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Bailedbailed

The first time I read this book, I remembered liking it. This time around, I liked it much less. I didn‘t love the characters and I wasn‘t amused by many of these choices and sometimes I was more confused about why the chose a specific action rather than another. I just couldn‘t really enjoy it and instead found myself annoyed. Sadly I will not be continuing with this series.

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Lore | Alexandra Bracken
Bailedbailed

Alexandra Bracken is an amazing writer. No doubt about that. This book is written beautifully! And the concept is great! The problem I had was pacing and feeling any connection to these characters. I also had a strangely hard time to read into it, despite liking it at first. So in the end, I couldn‘t keep my head in it and decided to abandon it.

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Mark of Athena | Rick Riordan
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Rereading these books have been an amazing experience. The third book in the series is no exception. This book made me feel so much closer to Piper, Leo, Frank and Hazel. Rick Riordan is an amazing writer and makes it so easy to fall in love with these characters!

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Winter's Orbit | Everina Maxwell
Bailedbailed

I want to read this book physically as the audiobook was not that good and made me zone out a lot of the time.

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Mehso-so

It was alright. Most of the dialogue is exactly like the Disney movie. Which makes it drag sometimes and other times brings joyful nostalgia. It was nice to see a different take to Aladdin.

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A Conjuring of Light | Victoria Schwab
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Like a 4.5. I loved this book so much. But I hate Lila. I don‘t understand how she was pretty much given a pass for everything and yet deserved none of it. Like I know she‘s supposed to be a grey character but I didn‘t see her as a grey, I saw her as annoying and bratty at times. I loved and cried for Holland. And I loved Kell only when he had nothing to do with Lila. Rhy and Alucard‘s romance was like the best in the series.

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Unwind | Neal Shusterman
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This was a reread for me and oh my geezus. I forget how much this book breaks my heart!!! A world where you‘re taken apart live and your parts used for someone else. Neal Shusterman knocked it out of the park with this book. Incredible!

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Ninth House | Leigh Bardugo
Bailedbailed

Listen… Leigh Bardugo is an amazing writer. She‘s got so much talent! But I just couldn‘t get into this book! Written beautifully. But not my cup of tea what‘s so ever. There were moments that sparked my interest. But overall, I found it hard to get into and sometimes it just confused me.

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The Ship of the Dead | Rick Riordan
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One of my favorite books so far! It was hilarious and entertaining! It was too short though! I wanted more!!! But definitely a great book.

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Graceling | Kristin Cashore

I loved this book much more than I thought I would. The world was fantastic, the characters were fantastic, the writing was fantastic! Everything about this book was just amazing. Honestly a 5 star that I didn't even think I was going to give!

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She Who Became the Sun | Shelley Parker-Chan
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A 4.5 from me! This book reminded me of Mulan meeting the Butterfly Lovers creation. It was addicting and I couldn‘t put it down!

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White Hot Kiss | Jennifer L. Armentrout
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Like 4.5. It took me a while to get into it. I think after about 80 pages, I was hooked and couldn‘t put it down. Jennifer L. Armentrout has such a way with writing supernatural male characters. Lot of steamy scenes definitely hit the mark. The romance, spot on. Definitely one of my favorites.

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This was my least favorite book from the Heroes of Olympus series but after listening to the audiobook, I was properly able to love it. It gave me a whole new perspective on all the characters. If you haven‘t listened to this book is audio, you really should.

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A Touch of Darkness | Scarlett St Clair
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I enjoyed this book more than I thought I would. I always have loved the story of Hades and Persephone. So a romance about them was definitely on my radar. At times the sexual scenes were a bit awkward. But I thought the story itself was pretty good and I liked a lot of the characters. A solid 4 star for me, cheesiness and all.

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Malice: A Novel | Heather Walter
Bailedbailed

This book was beautifully written. My problem was the romance. Mostly that it wasn‘t my cup of tea. Not that it‘s not necessarily good cause for some people it is. Just not for me. Otherwise I would have finished it.

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Shielded | KayLynn Flanders
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A very solid 4 star book for me. It was a bit predictable and the parts that weren‘t were done very well. I enjoyed the romance and the drama in this book. I do have high hopes for book two!

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Something I think everyone needs to read. I went into these memoir knowing nothing and came out with a new perspective on what it means to find truth and tell it. It‘s heart breaking and angering at the same time. Definitely a book that will stay with me for a long time.

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The Dragon Republic | R. F. Kuang
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This book was painfully good. Rin is such a gray character. I don‘t actually like her, but I can‘t help but see the justice in the things she does. I can‘t wait to see how this ends.

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Wayward Son | Tom Pollack
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I loved this book. But I was so unhappy with the ending. This book was heartbreaking and ridiculous! And most importantly, real in its raw emotions. Definitely can‘t wait for the next book!

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Chain of Iron | Cassandra Clare
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I can‘t say a single thing about this book without spoiling it. But it‘s so good!!!!

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Bloom | Kevin Panetta
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So cute!!! Definitely adorable. I think it went a little too fast so the relationship progression was a little wonky. And Ari was kinda a butthead. But overall, such a great graphic novel!

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Witches Steeped in Gold | Ciannon Smart
Bailedbailed

I was expecting so much more from this book. But the pacing was off and a lot of times I forgot who‘s POV we were on and I ended up DNF-ing it after about halfway through. Super disappointed.

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The Chaos of Stars | Kiersten White
Bailedbailed

I had to DNF this after getting a quarter through it. The main character is so whiny in a way that‘s not very relatable and over all boring. I‘m so sad because I like Kiersten White‘s writing. But this book was just not it.

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The Wicker King | K. Ancrum
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A rated this a 4 stars. It was really good and I love that we saw the world that was built in mental health illness, if that makes sense. There were a few frustrating moments that made me feel not really into it at times. But overall it was great.

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Loved this book more than I thought I did. I actually didn‘t think it was necessary to read this. But oh my goodness I loved it. This book, if possible, made me love Carden even more!

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Opposite of Always | Justin Reynolds
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I read this book during my slump and I‘m not sure if I didn‘t like it because I was slumping or if I didn‘t like it because it wasn‘t something that catered to me. Regardless, not a great read.

GondorGirl I felt the same way. It was... fine? Meh. 10mo
ParkerFinn I was really excited to read it too. 😔 10mo
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Witch's Heart | Genevieve Gornichec
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I loved this book! I was never really much into Norse mythology that wasn‘t written by Rick Riordan, but oh my gods I loved this. I think the beginning was a little slow but the ending was great. Definitely a must read.

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Mehso-so

It‘s was really interesting and I enjoyed it much more than I thought I would. At times it droned on a bit but it wasn‘t too bad. I solid 3 stars.

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The Ruin of Kings | Jenn Lyons
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This book took me forever to finish and it has seen me through 2 major book slumps! But I finally finished it and I liked it! It had a good mix of adventure and politics. It‘s confusing at first but over all, it was good.

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Mehso-so

It was cute. Very good imagery. But to me it wasn‘t as memorable. Just written very lovely. It was a solid read for me and I enjoyed myself. So a 3 star seems right.

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Given, Vol. 1 | Natsuki Kizu
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This book was so cute and sad!!! All the characters had depth to them and yet it gave the illusion of being light and fluffy. Definitely will continue with this series. And I definitely recommend.

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Crave | Tracy Wolff
Bailedbailed

I couldn‘t figure out why this book was so bad for me, then it clicked. It‘s literally Twilight. And I hated Twilight. Which mean after 3/4 of the way in, I bailed and DNF‘d it. I could not do it. I feel like the characters were just throw together in no real since than to just create some type of fan fiction that seems original. Disliked. Completely.

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Mehso-so

Another read for me that I did not enjoy as much. I loved the book and the story line. But I feel as tho Lila‘s character was so inconsistent and she was annoying over all. And Kell, I love him but it seemed as tho every time Lila was in the room, his character, and brain for that matter, went out the window. Hoping the last book is better. 3 star from me.

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City of Fallen Angels | Cassandra Clare
Mehso-so

A nice reread but unfortunately I liked it a lot less this time around. I still loved the story line and stuff. But what I hated were the stupid decision that everyone made that seemed so needless. I still rated it a 3 star but definitely not my favorite in the series.