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Sarah1960

Sarah1960

Joined April 2016

I love historical fiction, the Tudor era & WWII are my favorite. I really enjoy Fantasy novels, Sarah J Maas and Kate Morton are favorite authors!
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I am back! I have sincerely missed interactions with you all!
Back and ready to review all of the books you are reading and have read.
Missed you all! I have only just started this book about 45 mins ago, however it is a new perspective of an extremely baffling heinous crime and the trial and thoughts of those recorded that were there 1st hand. Will keep you all posted.

Jas16 Welcome back! 3d
Cathythoughts I‘m looking forward to reading this one 👍🏻 2d
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Look at the deal available today! Fun read, try this out! 📚❤️📚❤️📚

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Legendary | Stephanie Garber
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On to this next one! Excited. Cannot wait to see how things "play" out in the "game"!!!! ?????

SassyBookworm Enjoy!!! I loved it!!! 2y
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I sincerely enjoyed this book. Was it my favorite read ever no? However I enjoyed it immensely and am going straight into the sequel! YAY!

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Hunting Prince Dracula | Kerri Maniscalco
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I am having a blast with these books! I have so enjoyed them both. Funny, disturbing, and enlightening. Try them and let me know what you all@think as well.

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Stalking Jack the Ripper | Kerri Maniscalco
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I absolutely loved this book. 📚❤️📚❤️

James Patterson selected this author to be the first published under his new endeavor. What an endorsement right there!

The MC dives in to early forensic science, a woman breaking from the confines of being a women in this field and her station in life. Just great fun. I laughed out loud at times.

Starting the next one right now. Later all my “Litten friends”!

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I listened to this audiobook while on a recent road trip. This is the second book of this author I have read. I am blown away by the research and detail of this author. Truly love all the detail. You see things for the MC view point, despite how you feel about the character you can feel for the situation they are in, be it their own doing or as a political pawn of their families. Cannot wait to read another of her wonderfully written books.

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The Grisha Trilogy | Leigh Bardugo
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I read Six of Crows/Crooked Kingdom, before I new of the first Grisha series she wrote! (Note to self do your homework next time) However I was glad to see that order wasn‘t necessary it is the same world but different times and stories entirely. I am currently reading the last of the Grisha series “Ruin and Rising”. I am a true fan now of this author, I will follow her going forward I guess there is another calling my name already!!!

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OMG! The email I received appears legitimate, it was some sort of hack, got this today and am SO EXCITED. With that said I am a bit unnerved about an apparent hack. #EXCITEDANDWORRIED #RightinthismomentIamtakingexcited

Jen_Reads I‘m still waiting for mine to say it‘s shipped! I feel like I should have gotten something. 2y
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Has anyone else heard that this has been delayed in it‘s release from the publisher? They are saying the new date is 6-7-18! 😱

kylienoele I haven‘t heard this! From what I can tell, it‘s still being released May 1st. 2y
CareBear Her Instagram still says May 1st - and she posted today that it was only one more week. 2y
Sarah1960 I don‘t know what to think, I saw that on her Instagram account as well. My preorder notice said it would arrive from Amazon on 5-1 but Amazon sent an email today saying it had this new “release” date, not a new ship date. So that is why I was wondering if anyone else got this notice. 2y
RaimeyGallant No, but I've added the first to my audio tbr. :) 2y
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Handmaid's Tale | Margaret Atwood
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WOW, I had people tell me this was a must read, I had no idea what the content was, and again I say WOW. I actually thought this was too dark for me at one point. (never thought there was such a thing) but I continued. The ending totally blew me away. I absolutely loved this thought provoking piece!

Sarah1960 Late on posting these thoughts. 2y
RaimeyGallant Loved this one, but yeah, it's hard to read. 2y
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I was absolutely not prepared by this book. Disturbing yet so riveting! Cannot wait to drive to work tomorrow, I may need to leave early and sit and listen in the parking lot!! ☺️

readordierachel 👍🏽 2y
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Handmaid's Tale | Margaret Atwood
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I read and hear so many great things about this but never grasp what the storyline was about about. So curiosity got the best of me, just started it in audiobook. Let‘s just see what we have here!

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Rebecca | Daphne Du Maurier, Dame
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Rebecca (Special) | Daphne Du Maurier

I have been seriously MIA from Litsy and I am lost without you all!! I am currently doing a reread of one of my favorites.

With family emergencies and family drama behind me. Looking forward to a much improved 2018.

collegecatlady Hope everything is looking up now! 2y
Libby1 🌈 2y
Sarah1960 @collegevstlady things have improved thank you! I am glad to be back in my routine of work, read, eat and sleep!! Oh how I had missed this wonderful group!! 2y
LeahBergen Nice to see you back! 2y
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I have finished book 2. Wow, I need to dive into the next one as asap! I love these characters and they have been developed so exquisitely. I am not sure if I love or dislike certain ones. Due to this, I am intrigued and want to continue the journey! Great read!

TrishB That is the weirdest cover I've seen for the series!! Is that supposed to be Fitz? Love this series 💜 2y
Sarah1960 It is the audiobook cover. I have seen that it is not at all like the paperbacks! Also I have read them out of order! UGH! Not sure how to proceed! #outoforder #wheretogofromhere. @TrishB (edited) 2y
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On to the 2nd book and I will say I am half way through and absolutely can say this is not a disappointment! Truly enjoying this.

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I experienced this in audiobook. It made my long commute to work better. It was not what I expected, however I really enjoyed it immensely! I immediately went to the next installment. YAY! It does not have the "romance" with characters like Sarah Maas. However it is there with a lot of the unexpected. I loved it. If you decide to try it, please let me know your thoughts.

Sarah1960 Also, this is my FIRST Robin Hobb book, but assuredly not my last!!! So excited for the next! 2y
TrishB Wonderful series ❤ this isn't the first though? 2y
minkyb I bought Assassin‘s Apprentice but have not gotten around to it yet. Your review makes me want to start! (edited) 2y
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Tower of Dawn | Sarah J Maas
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I really did enjoy this book! New characters and many questions answered about existing ones. The ending has me once again on edge for the next installment!

monogamist_reader Same!! That ending!!! 2y
Sarah1960 I know the ending just was great, you know something is coming but that????.......so beyond excited! @monogamist_reader 2y
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Tower of Dawn | Sarah J Maas
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Only a few more chapters to go! I will admit I was, in the other books in the series, not that invested in these characters, however I can not stop reading this and have totally fallen in love with these beautifully evolved characters! I do not want this to end!!! 💕💕💕

Dragon Chaol is not my favourite character, but this book is getting lots of Litten love. 🐉 Maybe I will like him better in this book. 2y
Sarah1960 @dragon He was not my favorite either. But this book is honestly a game changer. Give it a try. I honestly believe you will understand his story. 2y
sunshinegbruno I‘ve never really been a Chaol fan, but this book is helping me understand him better. 2y
Dragon Thanks @Sarah1960 @sunshinegbruno , I guess I should give Chaol a second chance. 2y
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See What I Have Done | Sarah Schmidt
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I think this cover is beautiful! I wish I loved the book as much. I did however, like the book, it was written it a strange manner. Once I accepted the writing style, I began to enjoy this tale of such a dark story. Who really did do it? Many could have, but who REALLY did kill Lizzie Borden's father and stepmother? I will not give my theory, but before reading it I did not know others had motives or means. Glad that I stuck it out!!!

Purrfectpages Trying to get through this one now! 2y
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Tower of Dawn | Sarah J Maas
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I have not been able to post, however 6 days ago I was able to attend a book signing with Sarah J. Maas!!! Woot-Woot!!
It was wonderful, interesting and entertaining! I can not wait to begin it this weekend!!! (Finishing another right now). What started as a Novella is a full length novel! I cannot wait!

minkyb Nice! 2y
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The Night Circus | Erin Morgenstern
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I had heard so much about this book, but I hesitated. It remained on my TBR stack to long. If it was as good as everyone said there was no more..... a single book not a series?? It is however a wonderfully beautiful book. The love story development is exquisite, but the competition must continue. The author built a world of wonder, magic and love that is so detailed.....I was there at Le Cirque des reves! I never wanted this book to end.

398.2 This has also been on my TBR stack to long 2y
Sarah1960 @397.2 please read it and respond with your thoughts about it. 😊 2y
TrishB I read recently too ❤ 2y
Foragingfantasy I love it. 🌹 2y
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Hello to my Litsy family. I have been MIA from posting, but have been following you all daily. I need to catch up on some books I have read that got me past my reading slump. This was a great book from the perspective of Katherine and it was a breath of fresh air as so many are focused on Anne Boleyn. However I love all things "Tudor". Although a bit slow in a couple of parts, this author did not disappoint, she never has!

rustoryhuf I read all things Tudor as well. My husband's family is descended from the Howard and Boleyn families. (edited) 2y
Sarah1960 @rustoryhuf That is so very cool!! So reading "Tudor" is like really reading about family. ????? 2y
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Rebecca | Daphne D Maurier
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Ok here it goes, these are tough!
1. Near Kalamazoo, MI
2. The five people you meet in heaven
3. The "Outlander" series
4. Atonement
5. The original Beauty and the Beast from the 1980's, currently there is nothing that keeps my attention
6. STYX!!!
7. Purple
8. Historic Fiction and Fantasy. (Sorry could not pick just one)
9. Michigan hospital
10. 2 dogs.

Looking at this I must admit it is an unusual mix!

Libby1 It's a great mix! 3y
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1 1/2 or so days left for the release of # 3 in the series. Sarah Maas is terrific with powers, adventure and then added romance. I love them! (As you have noticed from posts this last week). Anyone else excited?

398.2 Yes!!!!!! I have been waiting for this book. I was even thinking about taking the day off! 😳 3y
Sarah1960 @398.2 that is great idea! I thought the same thing! Enjoy the much anticipated release! I know I will! 3y
Dragon 👍😀 3y
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Bound by Prophecy | Stormy Smith
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Overall it was light and fun which is a huge plus. But it was very light which can be a drag. However over all I just read it for what was and enjoyed it and just had fun! And know it is 4 days till The Court of wings and ruin!!!!❤️📚❤️📚❤️📚❤️📚❤️

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5 days............Just saying, ❤📚❤️📚❤

DGRachel I'm going to have to try this series! 3y
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7 days till release! I am so excited. Sorry if this is boring to some but I cannot contain my enthusiasm!!! #rhysann #fayre. Can not wait!

ValkyrieAndHerBooks So with you on this one! The excitement is real!😍🎉 3y
DGRachel I think we can all relate to the enthusiasm over a much anticipated new release, whether for this particular book or not. 😊 3y
minkyb Exactly @DGRachel And it is great to have people who totally get it! 3y
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To all the fans of TCOTAR series "10 DAYS TO RELEASE". I cannot wait!!! Sooo excited! ❤?☕️❤?☕️#Sarahmaasrocksfantasy #Feyreisbadass

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Bound by Prophecy | Stormy Smith
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Starting #3! Where will this take me? Aidan and Amelia, what will happen now???

Sarah1960 I have been talking about my excitement for the release of the next Sarah Maas book. In doing so I have not given the credit due to this current series. It has been very enjoyable! I would recommend for a light, quick, fun fantasy read. Going to finish it now. Anxious to see how the story lines tie up! 3y
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Bound by Spells | Stormy Smith
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I have enjoyed this series so far. Finished the second and on to the third. Light, fun and easy reads.

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Bound by Duty | Stormy Smith
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I enjoyed this book, nice quick read. Magic, shifters and evil queens! My kind is escape read! 📚💕📚💕

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Carve the Mark | Veronica Roth
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Ok going against the grain with his one. I sincerely enjoyed this book. Roth took a chance and I believe it worked. Space takes the place of a dystopian city and it was for me fresh and exciting new look! Once again I find myself waiting for the next in the series. 📚☕️❤️📚☕️❤️

Sarah1960 @LazyLibrary I really enjoyed it. Give it a go and let me know what you think! 3y
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Carve the Mark | Veronica Roth
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Ok, honestly, life happen this weekend, not finished but only a bit to go! Maybe I finish tonight, maybe in the morning. But soon.

Sorry but I must say I disagree with many of the reviews. I am hooked and totally enjoying this book.

VERY different from her others. But different is sometimes good.

I relate to the characters, however I will agree the names are horribly awkward! But dealing with that.

Don't discount this adventure!

Sarah1960 Is there anyone that has enjoyed this book as I am? 3y
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Carve the Mark | Veronica Roth
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I have been in a HUGE book slump since finishing the Throne of glass series. Such a GREAT series! Trying to move on, so this is next up however after reading the reviews and thoughts I am not sure this is going to get me backs on track. Need to give it a try and see for myself. Here we go! 😱

LazyLibrary @Witchywoman please post what you think of this! I was going to read it and saw the reviews. But sometimes I think people can be over-sensitive and see things that aren't there. So I'm curious as more people read it! 3y
398.2 I read the book first before I saw the reviews. I didn't see that way at all. Plus I was at one of book signing and she talked about her inspirations. It made sense. 3y
Sarah1960 @398.2 Only about 120 pages in and so far I am not bored, or disheartened by anything so going to keep going. VERY different from her other books but that is ok! I enjoyed them but different is not always bad. Onward! 3y
Sarah1960 @LazyLibrary I meant to tag you above. Will definitely keep you posted on how it goes and my thoughts. But so far I have questions that keep me reading and it is so different from her others it is keeping in wanting to read more. Hope to try to finish tomorrow, Sunday at the latest if life doesn't keep me away and busy!!! I hate when that happens. LOL! Working today spoiled the fun. 😊 3y
LazyLibrary @Witchywoman I like different! 🙌💫 I should have bought it when it was on sale! 3y
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Last book of the series......at least for now, could easily finish today but I am not sure I want to. Do you ever feel like you don't want a series to end because, how would you move on???😞📚😢📚

minkyb I find myself stalling all the time when invested in a particularly good book or series. 3y
Elisa Oh this isn't that last book! The next one comes out in September 🙂 3y
JEMoutrageous I understand completely. I was in the same predicament with this book a few weeks ago. I knew that it was not going to come to a conclusion that would allow me to wait comfortably for the months before the next book comes out. I finished it, but I really am the sort of person that needs to wait until all the books come out before I read the series. Never going to happen. 3y
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Sarah1960 Wonderful! I knew there would be another but did not know when, thank you @Elisa. Currently waiting for The May release of The Court of Wings and Ruin. 3y
Sarah1960 @JEMoutrageous I try and wait until a series is complete, but have yet to be successful with that endeavor!! 😂 I see I am not alone! 👍🏻👍🏻 3y
Elisa @Witchywoman oh, me too! So looking forward to it! 3y
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Queen of Shadows | Sarah J Maas
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PLEASE, if you like fantasy, give this series a try. It has adventure, desire of another and then darkness. Please try Sarah J Maas!! She is simply the best.

Dragon 👍 3y
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Queen of Shadows | Sarah J. Maas

I am almost done. This week has been crazy so not my normal amount of reading time, But OMG! I cannot express how much this is truly entertaining me. Love it! #assassins #LOVE SARAH J MAAS! 📚❤

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Queen of Shadows | Sarah J Maas

I am finished with #3 and totally beyond excited to begin #4. I am so in love the the character development, and plot twist and turns. So glad I followed my littens to keep going. I can no longer put these books down. Thank you everyone!

Dragon Such a fun series 😀👍 3y
GypsyKat It IS a fun series! I'm glad you're enjoying it! 😊 3y
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Heir of Fire | Sarah J Maas
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Sarah1960 Loving this! 3y
raelaschoenherr This is my favorite one! 3y
Dragon 😀💕 3y
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Ok, a big thank you to my "Litsy friends". I finished this 2nd book and I am so thrilled with the series now! I have moved directly to the next in the series (#3) and am so excited for the story to continue. . So glad you all had me "stick with it". Loving it so much. New twists at every turn! I love when you are in a series and just cannot stop! ?????

GypsyKat I really enjoyed this series too! Now I just have to wait for the last two books to come out! 😬 lol I'm glad you're enjoying it! 3y
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Crown of Midnight | Sarah J. Maas
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Crown of Midnight | Sarah J. Maas
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Ok, going on to the next book of the series. I am anxious to see where Celaena goes from here. 📚📚

Elisa This was my fave in the series so far! 3y
Dragon Such a fun series! Enjoy! 3y
GypsyKat Hope you enjoy it, I definitely did! 👍🏼 3y
Sarah1960 So far this is great. Worked my 2Nd job tonight so slow going . More tomorrow night. It is getting exciting. Love Sarah Maas! #SarahMaas 3y
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Throne of Glass | Sarah J. Maas

@emreadsandwrites @Chrissyreadit @GypsyKat With encouragement to continue, I definitely see promise today. I will read the next ones and complete the series. It is picking up and holds promise. Thanks Litsey friends!

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Throne of Glass | Sarah J. Maas
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Thoughts in previous entry.

Chrissyreadit I have enjoyed this series. Even when I thought I would not like the direction the author went in I really ended up enjoying the story. 3y
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Throne of Glass | Sarah J. Maas

Different from COTAR series. But I am giving it a true try. Slow to start but getting more engaging. May be a go after this one. Further info to follow.

emwritesfiction It's worth continuing to read the series to get to the later books IMO. 3y
GypsyKat I found the first book of the series to be a bit of a slow starter myself, but trust me they do pick up. 3y
GypsyKat @emreadsandwrites Agreed! 💯 3y
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A Court of Mist and Fury | Sarah J. Maas
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I am having difficulty describing the intensity of my investment in these beautiful characters. I have enjoyed the first 2 books in this series so very much. I feel I "know" these characters personally. Sarah J. Maas is so good at making you "feel" everything. I cannot recommend this enough. Saddest part is that the next book is not released until May. I am in a DEEP funk, knowing I must wait!!! ??. #Rhysistheman

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A Court of Mist and Fury | Sarah J. Maas
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Just an update. Limited reading over the weekend. But oh my how I am hooked and invested in these characters and story line. I am In LOVE! Personally I pick Reasean!! And forget Tamlin at this point. 😊

398.2 I think most people felt the same way. Lol 3y
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Ok I neglected to review this one when I finished. I loved it! Fast paced, surprising and fun. About a 1/4 through the next book. I am having fun! Isn't that what it is all about?

GypsyKat I'm halfway through the Throne of Glass series and really enjoying it. I'll definitely have to read this series too! 👍🏼 3y
Sarah1960 I have done my reading in reverse. @GypsyKat. I will be reading the Throne of glass series next!!! 😊 3y
Sarah1960 Absolutely give this one a try and then I will read the other. Deal?? LOL!! I think we will enjoy both. 3y
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