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RavenclawOwlCat

RavenclawOwlCat

Joined June 2016

I write and read and dabble in the arts
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An Echo in the Bone by Diana Gabaldon
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Iron Flame | Rebecca Yarros
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4/5 ⭐️. I cried, I squawked, and that ending has me wondering what the heck is going to happen!!!!

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My January 2024 reads! Favorite was “All the Lost Things”

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Wildflower | Drew Barrymore
Mehso-so

2/5⭐️. It was interesting, but I didn‘t like how out of order and all over the place the stories seemed to be.

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How High the Moon | Karyn Parsons
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3.5 ⭐️ a good story! After reading the author‘s note, I learned George Stinney was a real person which makes it sadder. I enjoyed this debut novel!

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This book left me crying. It was such a good story and deeper than it came across. It was charming with all the silliness Dolly and her “twin” Clemesta would say and think. 4.5/5⭐️

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Mehso-so

2.5⭐️ because what did I just read? All I have are questions. Had this been fleshed out, this could have been so freaking good but instead, it was rushed, only creepy in parts and confusing as heck.

House of rain
Starting 1/3/24
Finished on 1/7/24
2.5 ⭐️ slow in parts, a little confusing in others. I liked some of the twist at the end.

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Fourth Wing | Rebecca Yarros
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This is who I pictured as Xaden, Dain, Lilith, and Professor Kaori. Levi-Attack On Titan, Argiris Karras-Riley/Degrassi, MyAnna Buring-Tissaia/The Witcher, and The Emperor-Mulan

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Missing the copy of Verity I borrowed from a friend, but here‘s my books for the year! I managed to read 27 books which is great for me! Read some really good ones! (Had to separate stacks but they are in order starting from the left stack bottom up to the right stack bottom up as well.)

WorldsOkayestStepMom Awesome job! 2mo
RavenclawOwlCat @WorldsOkayestStepMom I loved “The Pilot‘s Wife” that you sent me! One of my favs of the year 😊 2mo
WorldsOkayestStepMom @RavenclawOwlCat I'm so glad you enjoyed it!! 2mo
RavenclawOwlCat @WorldsOkayestStepMom I would love to hear your thoughts on it if you remember anything about it! 2mo
WorldsOkayestStepMom @RavenclawOwlCat I don't remember it at all. I had it sitting on my shelf for several years before I sent it to you. 2mo
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Fourth Wing | Rebecca Yarros
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4/5⭐️. The end left me gasping! I cried at one point. I enjoyed the spicy scenes and loved the dragons. Tairn is freaking cool and Andarna is a little sweetie. Love the bond between those two and Violet.

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My side note says Outlander wins but I wanted to see which books outside of that one won. Gap Creek was wonderful but Verity was just batshit crazy enough to keep me super entertained!

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Fourth Wing | Rebecca Yarros
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I like to try and match my bookmarks to my books 🤓

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I pictured Jack Lyons as a mix between Gerard Butler and Ron Livingston.

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4.5/5⭐️ I really enjoy what I call “quiet reads” like this. A very good story that filled me with dread, shock, and anger.

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How I‘m picturing Muire Boland (Rhona Mitra who played in Underworld: Rise of the Lycans as Sonja)

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Desperation | Stephen King
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Was sort of picturing Johnny Marinville as Donal Logue (King Horik from Vikings) only with all gray hair

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Desperation | Stephen King
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Was picturing Collie Entragian as Allan Ritchson from Jack Reacher

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Desperation | Stephen King
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3.5/5 ⭐️
Finally finished this book after two months! I liked it, it was good but not good enough to make me WANT to read it nightly. I kind of had to force myself to in a way. But I really did enjoy the creepiness of it, and I appreciated God being seen in a good light for the most part.

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Four Summoner's Tales | Christopher Golden, Kelley Armstrong, Jonathan Maberry, David Liss
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Story 4: “Alive Day” - Maberry
3/5⭐️. Parts were fascinating (I love old lore, legends, monsters) but I was a little confused as to what was really going on and what the bargain truly was. The title of the story is dull and doesn‘t really go with the story I don‘t think.

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Four Summoner's Tales | Christopher Golden, Kelley Armstrong, Jonathan Maberry, David Liss
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Story 3: “A Bad Season For Necromancy” - Liss
1/5⭐️. Hated what I read. I even tried restarting it the next day to have a fresh start but I couldn‘t focus or care. I started skimming and skipping around, but overall it was a DNF.

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Four Summoner's Tales | Christopher Golden, Kelley Armstrong, Jonathan Maberry, David Liss
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Story 2: “Pipers” - Golden
4/5⭐️. This short story had me asking “wtf is going on?!” out loud to myself. The ending was a little confusing but the story was definitely intriguing nonetheless.

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Four Summoner's Tales | Christopher Golden, Kelley Armstrong, Jonathan Maberry, David Liss
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Story 1: “Suffer the Children” - Armstrong
3/5 ⭐️. Had some really interesting bits. I enjoyed Browning‘s POV most.

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Four Summoner's Tales | Christopher Golden, Kelley Armstrong, Jonathan Maberry, David Liss
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I would give the whole book a 3/5 ⭐️

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Four Summoner's Tales | Christopher Golden, Kelley Armstrong, Jonathan Maberry, David Liss

She had been the light in his life, the sun around which his heart and soul revolved.

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The Island | Natasha Preston
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3/5⭐️ WHAT WAS THAT ENDING?! The book was slowish up until the murders begin but the last 50-100 pages are when it really gets juicy! I was shocked three times in a row, each time feeling much more shocked than the last. Wow! I am stunned! I will say all the italicized issues I kept finding annoyed the heck out of me.

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The Island | Natasha Preston

“He‘s no longer running to catch his prey. He steady, calculated, a lion right before it pounces.”

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The Island | Natasha Preston

“You don‘t respect the sea, you drown. The ocean can change in an instant if you‘re not vigilant.”

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The Island | Natasha Preston

...” he‘s a flash of black and then gone. Like getting a glimpse of a ghost.”

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The Island | Natasha Preston
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How I picture some of the cast from The Island!
Harper: Nya (Nyareadsandsmiles from YouTube)
Kenna: Zethu Dlomo-Mphahlele (Madi from Black Sails)
Liam: Lukas Gage (Adam from You)
Ava: Taissa Farmiga
Malcolm: Mark Strong

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Cut | Patricia McCormick
Mehso-so

2.5-3 ⭐️. A short and hopeful read.

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Tender Is the Flesh | Agustina Mara Bazterrica
Mehso-so

3⭐️. A little disappointed, could have been a lot better. I don‘t know if it‘s because it was translated to English instead of written in English but I felt the same way about another Spanish to English translated book I tried to read. I wonder if things tend to get lost in translation? I loved the whole premise though! The ending had me sad, stunned, and saying “wtf?!”

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You | Caroline Kepnes
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5 ⭐️. Adored the tv series and the book is great. Joe is a perfect villain! You almost can‘t help but root for him. Fast-paced read.

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3 books for August 2023!

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Hope, Grace, & Faith | Leah Messer
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3.5 ⭐️ Love watching Teen Mom 2 with my mom, so I enjoyed getting behind-the-scenes information that I never knew, some of what shocked me! A quick and easy read.

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Shutter | Melissa Larsen
Mehso-so

3/5 ⭐️
The story felt a little strange to me. I enjoyed it, but it was a little weird. I know they were adults, but I couldn‘t shake the feeling that Anthony was a groomer. He seemed creepy and I didn‘t trust him. Sammy had me on edge and those were the best parts for me.

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Shutter | Melissa Larsen

This is like a dream, one where I have discovered how to fly. The secret is to stop caring. If you get scared, you‘ll fall from the sky. If you just let go of yourself, everything is possible.

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Verity | Colleen Hoover
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Verity | Colleen Hoover
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4.5 ⭐️ Shocking, intense and fast-paced read! I loved it!

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I kinda dropped the ball on July 2023 reading! But at least I managed to finish one.

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My June 2023 reads!

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“There is, one knows not what sweet mystery about this sea, whose gently awful stirrings seem to speak of some hidden soul beneath.”
-Herman Melville

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“You don‘t create your mission in life-you detect it.”
-Viktor Frankl

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“Most of us, I suppose, are a little nervous of the sea. No matter what its smiles may be, we doubt its friendship.”
-H.M. Tomlinson

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“Men and fish are alike. They both get into trouble when they open their mouths.”
-Jimmy D. Moore

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“Greatness is not in where we stand, but in what direction we are moving.”
-Oliver Wendell Holmes

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“Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same.”
-Emily Brontë

WorldsOkayestStepMom This is one of my favorite quotes! 7mo
RavenclawOwlCat @WorldsOkayestStepMom it‘s definitely a lovely one for sure! ☺️ 7mo
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