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SilverShanica

SilverShanica

Joined May 2019

I work in a book store to support my book addiction. SF&F is my passion, YA and Adult books are equally fantastic and worthy! View my blog with full book reviews at https://www.tumblr.com/blog/silvershanica
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The Grace Year | Kim Liggett
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An absolutely amazing story. It‘s a story of growing up and growing into who you are supposed to be. Of finding your power in a world where you are powerless. Of loosing innocence and gaining wisdom. This is a story that everyone should read. My heart is too full for words.

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Untitled | Unknown
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Who hasn‘t been there?

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Celebrating #internationaldogday with a good book and a cuddly puppy 🐶❤️

brit91 Awwwww cute dog!😍🐶💖 3mo
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The Wolf's Call | Anthony Ryan
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It‘s taken an month and a half, but my basement renos are finished and I can finally relax with a good book and this beautiful view...

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Fault in Our Stars | John Green
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“The Fault in Our Rars” 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

xxjenadanxx I love this so much!! 2mo
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Will be at the When Words Collide literary conference this weekend selling tons of great books. If you‘re in Calgary and looking for fun this weekend come by the Delta South hotel and check out the fun! The Merchant‘s Room is open to the public, as is the autograph session on Saturday night! It‘s a great chance to meet some awesome authors and check out new favourite books! #WWCYYC2019

SilverShanica For clarification James is one of the Guests of Honour at the conference this year. He‘ll definitely be at the autograph session on Saturday. (edited) 3mo
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Got a chance to glance through this book a couple of months ago. Decided to go with the audio version to enjoy proper pronunciation. So glad I did! Wonderfully written, I throughly enjoyed it.
The story centres on Yumeko, a young half kitsune woman, entrusted with a sacred mission. Kage Tatsumi, a mysterious young samurai comes to her defence when she is attacked by demons. Together they journey to discover the location of a sacred temple.

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A solid 3.75/5 ⭐️. Not my usual book, but I did enjoy the story. Found the end a little flat and that kind of turned me off. But the overall storyline and writing style were good. Would recommend.

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Jade War | Fonda Lee
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Fonda weaves together an impressive amount of threads to create a rich and colourful tapistry of a story. A tale of family and honour, gangsters and power, following one‘s heart and finding one‘s place, Jade War will leave you satisfied in ways you never knew possible... and wanting more with every chapter.

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Jade War | Fonda Lee
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‪Enjoying a beautiful day on the deck with a great book. What more could you ask for? #FondaLee #jadewar #amreading #summersunshine

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Jade War | Fonda Lee
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I‘m not sure there‘s anything better than getting a book signed and personalized!

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Jade War | Fonda Lee
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Got a visit from a favourite author at the store today (she‘s in town and came by to sign our stock of her books). Fonda is amazing as a person and an author. She even brought me an ARC of her newest book (due out July 23)!

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HOLY SISTER. | MARK. LAWRENCE
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Please check out my blog for my full review here: https://silvershanica.tumblr.com/post/185432486686/book-review-holy-sister-book-...

I cannot recommend this trilogy strongly enough. If you love grimdark fantasy, if you love strong characters who show their humanity in every word and gesture, if you love a really good story, then the Book of the Ancestor trilogy is definitely for you.

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Selling copies of CBC radio personality Jim Brown‘s new book, The Golden Boy of Crime, at his Wordfest appearance. This bio tells the story of Norman “Red” Ryan, notorious bank robber and often called Canada‘s Jesse James.

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Book 2 of the Mirror Visitor Quartet. Book in translation from French.
I adored the first book in this series after a coworker recommended it to me. Book 2 just came out and I was so psyched to read it. It did not disappoint! As soon as I finished the last page I was screaming in outrage - I need to know what happens next! Fantasy lovers, if you haven‘t yet you definitely need to read this series. I have no words to do it justice, it‘s that good.

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The Binding | Bridget Collins
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The Binding wasn‘t quite what I thought it would be. Despite the somewhat speculative fiction aspect of the story, it really is more of a story of forbidden love. While not usually my thing, this book entranced me. It drew me in and made me want to read more. I needed to know what happened next. I needed to know how things turned out. Its a book that had me cheering for a happy ending

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The Binding | Bridget Collins
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Read the flap when this one came into the store. Sounded like an interesting enough concept that I decided to borrow it from the library. 11 chapters in and so far it‘s pretty good.

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Sorcery of Thorns | Margaret Rogerson
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A fantastic read for anyone who wants a fun adventure fantasy, a safe read for teens who like strong characters and strong plots but don‘t want (or aren‘t ready for) significant sex scenes. I stayed up until 2 am to finish it because I just couldn‘t wait to find out what happened. A wonderful stand-alone in a world of series, I can‘t recommend this one enough.

SilverShanica Not sure of the proper 'litiquette' for this site, but please see my full review on my blog here: https://silvershanica.tumblr.com/post/184921311111/book-review-sorcery-of-thorns... 6mo
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I loved this book! How do you deal with the psychology of time travel? The flexibility of concepts of death, predetermination and how the past and future impact each other? Dealing with mental illness, heartbreak, jealousy, grief, revenge… our protagonists learn that there is a whole lot more to jumping through time than just science and paradox. It is an amazing story that will tickle your fancy and tug at your heartstrings.

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History told in narrative form, author Tonya Bolden spins the tale of a story few have likely ever heard. It is not a happy story, but it is one that needs to be told. This is a story I would encourage teachers to look at for their classrooms, to help us ensure that history never repeats itself and that those who suffered are never forgotten.

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Grey Sister | Mark Lawrence
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The story had me hooked back in right away, and I did not want to have to stop reading because I just wanted to know what happened next. I was thrilled to get into the head of more characters in the story, along with following Nona‘s journey. It was great to learn more about the backgrounds of some of the most important and influential characters, getting hints about what is coming next without having anything given away.

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Wild Country | Anne Bishop
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I was not disappointed. There were some expected things (hoped for things, really…) and some twists I didn‘t see coming. And I will say the ending absolutely wrecked me! I mean… all the feels here people! I don‘t know how to say anything without giving away absolutely everything, so all I can say is, if you are a fan of Anne Bishop and her Others series you definitely need to read this.

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Love from A to Z | S. K. Ali
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Love From A to Z is a beautiful exploration of the Marvels and Oddities in life. From Islamaphobia to triumph over hate, from sadness and fear to true love, Ali‘s sophomore book explores topics that have far too often been ignored in a way that educates without feeling preachy. It is a book that both teens and adults can learn from while also enjoying excellent prose.

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A Thousand Beginnings and Endings | Elsie Chapman, Ellen Oh
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I loved this collection. Growing up with the Grimm fairy tales and Aesop‘s fables, I am not as familiar with a lot of the stories from other places in the world and it was amazing to be able to read these stories and see what kinds of lessons were passed down in other cultures through story. My favorite stories were Olivia‘s Table by Alyssa Wong, The Land of the Morning Calm by E.C. Myers, and Girls Who Twirl and Other Dangers by Preeti Chhibber.

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Speak: The Graphic Novel | Laurie Halse Anderson
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A graphic adaptation of Laurie‘s YA novel, this book took my heart and squeezed it dry. Once I started I literally could not put this book down, I absolutely had to finish the journey. It is a story about pain, fear, violation and depression. It is a story about reclaiming your power and your voice. It is a story about healing and finding your strength. It is powerful and heartbreaking and uplifting. It is a book every teen should read.

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Anya's Ghost | Vera Brosgol
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Anya‘s Ghost is about a young woman who finds a dead body and it‘s attached ghost. Suffering from self esteem issues, Anya is thrilled when her new friend seems to be able to help her get all the things she wants in life… until she starts to question whether she really wants those things.

A beautiful story for teens about growing up and realizing that the grass isn‘t always greener on the other side. This one is a must read

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Spill Zone (Spill Zone, #1) | Scott Westerfeld
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This was a great story. I traditionally enjoy dystopian-style books, so this story fits right in. The story is utterly unique and the artwork amazing. I thoroughly enjoyed the book and look forward to reading more of the series, as it was left on a bit of a cliffhanger and I‘m anxious to see what happens next.

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This book makes you question morality and sin, love and forgiveness, devotion and obligation. It makes you think about what separates us from our roots and from each other. It makes you question whether the world is changing too fast and too much.

Neil Gaiman is a master story teller. Neil is also a gifted orator, and if you get a chance to listen to this audio book you get a chance to truly appreciate it, as he reads some of the book himself.

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Girls in the Moon | Janet McNally
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Not a bad coming-of-age story. A fun, simple YA read that‘s great for the beach or cabin. Has a lot of good points for book club discussions, and the easy text and light plot make it a good read for a variety of ages and reading levels.

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