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The_Literary_Jedi

The_Literary_Jedi

Joined May 2016

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10 titles & the upcoming novels are left to get. I have every published title in Legends & New Canon timelines from the timeline on yodasdatapad. I‘m not going to get the older YA or MG on Wookiepedia but I may go for the comics/graphic novels eventually. I have other author collections to catch up on. #starwars #adultmoney #thisiswhatteachingpaysfor

Ddzmini 😍 beautiful 6d
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Happy Star Wars Day from this Jedi to all others!

BookwormAHN Happy May The Fourth! 3w
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Crime and Punishment | Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoevsky
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May TBR
Classic: Crime and Punishment- Dostoevsky🎧📘
#starwarsbuddyread : The High Republic - Rising Storm - Cavan Scott🎧📘
1. UNSELFIE- Michele Borba, Ed.D📘
2. The Last Duel - Eric Jager📘
3. Twilight of the Idols & The Anti-Christ - Nietzche 📘
4. The Final Solution - Michael Chabon 📘
5. The Widow Queen - Eliźbieta Cherezińska 📘

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April Stats:
31 books completed (15🎧, 4📕, 12KU)
Pages: 10‘169
Hours Listened: 70/132 [I listen to audio at 1.5-1.75 speed]
Kindle & audio titles not pictured

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Thrawn has usurped Palpatine as my number 2 most favorite villain is the SWU! His calculating tactics, subtle malicious undertones, outward calm…here for it. Timothy Zahn has always had a way with this character and even if I HATED Tomie in this book - wanted to shove her out an airlock the ENTIRE. TIME! - I enjoyed this book immensely.
#starwarsbuddyread
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BookwormAHN He's one of my favorites too 😺 4w
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Dark Tide I: Onslaught | Michael A Stackpole
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40 books for 40 years. My 40th birthday was Friday and I gifted myself 40 Star Wars books for my collection. 🎉🖤

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Happy birthday 🎉🎈🎂 1mo
Nutmegnc What a great idea!! 1mo
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TheSpineView Wow! That's awesome! 1mo
BookwormAHN Fantastic 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 1mo
Librarybelle What a great idea! Happy belated birthday! 1mo
Nute That‘s awesome! Happy Birthday!🎊🎂🎈 1mo
Bookzombie I love this idea! Happy belated Birthday!! 🥳🧁 1mo
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Deviant King | Rina Kent
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Mehso-so

March completed: 17 books finished, 6‘400 pages!
5 were KU books (not pictured)
1 DNF (Doors of Perception, not counted in total)

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The Love Hypothesis | Ali Hazelwood
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30/52 📚📚📚📚 This is such a charming, witty Grumpy meets Sunshine fake-dating rom-com. Yes, it‘s all those things. Spice:🌶🌶 (remember whose review you‘re reading 😉) and it‘s not gross or gratuitous either, it fits the story & is sexy. Well paced & written, characters you‘ll enjoy. The story is fun & keeps you smiling throughout.

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The Wizard of Oz | Frank Baum
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📚📚📚📚📚 Such a simple story. I‘ve seen the movie but never read the book and was so surprised it‘s so short - it is a children‘s book after all. This was another audiobook for the month.

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The Elementals | Michael McDowell
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Quietly scary and thrilling. Slow and subtle like a June heat wave, the story sneaks up and it isn‘t the horrific element that gets you first, no. It‘s the badly damaged people who you question first. A great toe-curler for a sultry summer read 😈 📚📚📚📚

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📚📚📚📚 Really enjoyed this book that looks at what happens after death. The concept is so cool and the lesson the main character Nora learns in the end is one many people may need to understand too.

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📚📚📚📚 Totally loved this book - listened to the audio and it added so much. Lots of things going on & I especially recommend reading the first two books prior to not miss some of the finer connections. I didn‘t and the ending was a bit flat for me because of it. #starwarsbuddyread

BookwormAHN I'm glad you enjoyed it but reading the first two would of helped. This was the best of the trilogy though 😺 2mo
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Mehso-so

Not impressed. 📚📚📚 This isn‘t so bad as to get a bad rating but it had a lot of excess that took away from good plot. Not one that I‘ll recommend before #acotar or #tog

sprainedbrain I didn‘t like this one enough to pick up the second 😬 2mo
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His Hollow Heart | Rachel Leigh
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Mehso-so

📚📚📚 A revenge plot second chance romance duet that really doesn‘t give a lot. More Stockholm Syndrome than spicy. Immature MMC & FMC with questionable motives & agency. Someone will love this book.

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Star Wars: Victorys Price | Alexander Freed
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Listening to this audiobook for the March #starwarsbuddyread and Darth Plageuis by James Luceno as well. Rearranged my bookshelves to put my Star Wars collection in a larger shelf. Happy with the results 😃🚀

BookwormAHN Looks great 💚 2mo
Gissy Love it📚📚📚😍 2mo
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Recursion | Blake Crouch
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📚📚📚📚📚 This book is awesome. Slow at the beginning but by page 67 the dark twisting truth begins to unsettle you and by page 88…you realize how out of depth you are and it‘s brilliant. The rest of the story flys by. I sat down at 1600 and finished at 1920; the book is THAT good.

Bklover Okay, I think I‘ll have to give this another shot. I read about the first thirty pages and bailed. It sounds so good! 3mo
The_Literary_Jedi @Bklover - I nearly did the same because it wasn‘t capturing my attention but it got there 😁 3mo
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📚📚📚 Decent read that correlates along with last months “A Test of Courage” More action and twists for the Jedi & company as they travel to Starlight Beacon but encounter the inciting incident from “Test”. This was an audiobook for me and was well read. #starwarsbuddyread#starwars #highrepublic

BookwormAHN I love the Star Wars audiobooks. 3mo
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King Solomon's Mines | H. Rider Haggard
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Mehso-so

📚📚📚 Published in the 1880‘s as an adventure novel that inspired such legends as Indians Jones, this novel is just interesting enough for the imagination to fill in the blanks - especially for its first readers. Modern readers might find it stilted, slow, & out of sync with modern ideologies. Keep historical context in mind if you choose to read this.

Daisey I recently read Haggard‘s book She and felt some of the same. The writing absolutely shows development of adventure stories but also so much a product of its time. 3mo
Susanita IIRC there was a movie adaptation in the 80‘s that wasn‘t very good. 3mo
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The Doors of Eden | Adrian Tchaikovsky
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Mehso-so

📚📚📚📚 A bit slow to start and some confusing science that isn‘t easy to follow until the end. Giant intelligent rats, other worlds, rifts in time & space…interspersed with chapters of evolutionary lectures. While not my favorite of his books, it was interesting & picked up after the 60% mark

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📚📚📚📚📚 I loved this book! It was funny & sweet & such a quick read. The new cast of characters is sure to be a hit. (rec‘d from GoodReads & Avon Books) Release date: 3/22

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Book mail!! 😁

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Gods of Jade and Shadow | Silvia Moreno-Garcia
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Mehso-so

📚📚📚Enjoyable if slow & frustrating at points. The dialogue can get stilted & wooden & not provide any feeling in certain parts. Overall intriguing though some may find it easy to put down. Descriptive in some parts but bland in others. Characters aren‘t wholly likable & are pushed through some quest parts. Will be putting in my classroom library - a younger reader may really like this.

DuckOfDoom I agree, even if I had to dig in my brain to remember I actually read this 4mo
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Punk 57 | Penelope Douglas
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📚📚📚 Not utterly disappointing but not overwhelmingly great. I enjoyed this book enough to want to read it in one sitting. Is it worth the hype, no. Is it worth the swooning and the mooning…if you‘re a teenage girl, sure. Is it worth reading, yes. I liked the “twist” in the story but as a reader of much heavier & darker romance, this was a 🌶🌶 since teen sex doesn‘t do it for me. I am looking forward to reading others by Douglas. *KU read*

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A Moveable Feast | Ernest Hemingway
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📚📚📚📚 A series of true to life vignettes surrounding Hemingway‘s early Paris life. Collection includes interludes with Fitzgerald, Pound, Ford, Stein and mentions other great arts figures. Not for the easily offended or without historical context. A rich tableau of what a creative existence was in the early 1900‘s without heavy existential conundrums.

CoffeeNBooks This is my favorite Hemingway book! 4mo
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Luca | Nikki J. Summers
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**NOT THE CORRECT BOOK**
I read The Psycho by the same author on my KU sub yesterday - 📚📚📚 Some of the dialogue was wooden and shallow but the overall story was okay. Uses a stalker trope. Part of a longer series I may keep reading.

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The Midas Legacy: A Novel | Andy McDermott
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📚📚📚📚A #wildechase action adventure! Non-stop from page one this novel finds Dr. Nina & Eddie high up in the Himalayas and deep in an underground facility in North Korea. Atlantean artifacts and daring Bond-espionage as well as death-defying Mission Impossible/A-Team stunts. Great for lovers of all those things. (4/52)

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Fires of Alexandria | Thomas K. Carpenter
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📚📚📚📚 Alternate history of invention set in ancient Alexandria. Uses a few historical people & locations to set scene but is mostly a fun “what if?” fiction surrounding invention. Not meant to be true to history or tell any significant detail about ancient life. Intrigue & a bit of action. Fun read.

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Corrupt | Penelope Douglas
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📚📚📚 Read this in one day. Quick romance read with older-brother love interest, conniving parent/sibling. Uses flashbacks, a scare kink for sex scenes, & has some pranks that are dangerous. Conflict can be figured out before the end. HEA ending. I liked it enough to finish series (6 total).

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vivastory John Gwynne keeps popping up. I think I'm going to give him a try soon. And Liu's 3 Body Problem trilogy (I think it has a diff name) is one of my faves of all-time. Still think about it years later 5mo
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A great addition to the young Star Wars catalog! The characters are of an age a middle-grade reader can relate too & they each experience a big, scary event with different emotions which the reader can understand. A very simplified but age-appropriate look into politics, emotions, & acts of violence. Characters are enjoyable, story has plenty of suspense & action for kids. 📚📚📚📚 #starwarsbuddyread

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Billy Summers | Steven King
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#bookhaul for Christmas - many thanks to my husband for all the goodies and my MIL for The Midnight Library

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Daily use from January to the last entry tonight. (91/24 for 2021)

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#bookhaul NEW BOOK ALERT 🚨 I 🖤🖤🖤metal music and my hubs pointed this out at the bookstore tonight. It‘s a compendium similar to Grady Hendrixs‘ “Paperbacks from Hell” and I‘m LIVING FOR IT 🎸🤘🏽

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The Midas Legacy: A Novel | Andy McDermott

Does anyone know...if I clear my stacks, does it also clear my Litfluence total or just all the books I have listed on my account?

*The book listed is still awesome!*

Bookzombie I occasionally unstack a book, but I‘m not sure if it does anything. I was trying to tag Tim Spalding but I can‘t find which one he actually uses. (edited) 5mo
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The Midas Legacy: A Novel | Andy McDermott
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A good reading year! I‘m thinking I‘ll go for 52 books officially for 2022 with an ultimate goal of 100…we‘ll see! My TBR Selection Process flopped out around September this year so I‘ve revamped it & hope it sticks.

Jas16 🙌🏽 5mo
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The Midas Legacy: A Novel | Andy McDermott
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Anyone have a “master list” of challenges for 2022 yet? *reading titled book and loving the over the top action!* Hope every one has a safe & peaceful winter holiday however you celebrate (or don‘t) ❄️❄️❄️

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Trial By Fire | Josephine Angelini
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The Crucible retelling I didn‘t know I‘d like! What a coincidence that this story uses Miller‘s iconic play as a base & I‘m currently teaching it 😁 Some teen cringe moments exists to induce eye-rolls but the basic concept is awesome and the way it could play out has some seriously cool implications - crucibles are women who transmutate heat into energy in this world & witches are on a crusade against science. Spiritwalking & multiverse too 📚📚📚

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First book of December. 📚📚📚 🌶. Usually JR Wards novels have a lot of spice but this one has only a little; yes, slightly disappointing. The plot is getting convoluted & rules of the soul-saving game are confusing & one-sided. Not my fave of this series.

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When your spouse understands the assignment. Not a book but something I love and collect just as much! My husband has found me several gems this year & this is the latest 😆 Reading the tagged book over Turkey Legs break before diving into teaching The Crucible for the next 3 weeks - yup, I finally got a teaching job…yay!

Chrissyreadit Congrats! 6mo
DGRachel Congrats on the new job! I have this deck, too, and it is my favorite of my tarot decks! 🖤 6mo
AkashaVampie How is that deck? I just got it for my 15 yr old for Xmas. He's collecting Tarot decks too. 6mo
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The_Literary_Jedi @DGRachel - Thank you! Awesome! I‘m excited to play around with this, such awesome graphics 6mo
The_Literary_Jedi @AkashaVampie - it‘s got beautiful graphics on the card, relevant villain to the card meaning, simple meaning explanations. This will be a fun deck to add to the collection 😁 6mo
AkashaVampie @The_Literary_Jedi thanks sweetie. I hope he likes it. 6mo
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Paperbacks from Hell | Grady Hendrix
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Appropriate for spooky season reading and pretty much the only book I‘ve been able to read this month. Paperbacks gives a brief, funny, and intelligent history of the Horror genre from the 1970‘s & 1980‘s. The book is worth it in cover art and TBR fodder alone; I‘ve added basically every title mentioned to my list. Happy Halloween, Blessed Samhain, Felíz Día de Los Muertos ????????‍♀️???‍♀️????‍♂️??‍♀️?‍♂️?‍♂️

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Paperbacks from Hell | Grady Hendrix
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Little book haul from last night

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Queen's Peril | E. K. Johnston
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📚📚📚📚 Great read for September #starwarsbuddyread that readers of all ages and levels of fandom will enjoy! Takes a look at how Amidala became Queen of Naboo & how her handmaidens became such a large part of the story. Takes place smack in the midst of EP1: The Phantom Menace so characters, places, & story are familiar. Light and fun with enough action to keep reading; short but very entertaining!

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Fawkes: A Novel | Nadine Brandes
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DNF at 150 pages. No points for this YA HFic impulse read. Following the basic history of The Gunpowder Plot using a teen protagonist whose father is Guy Fawkes. Slow pace, slow characters, boring. Uses a color magic system that isn‘t explained. Twists that aren‘t twisty due to unsubtle language & plot. Little action in these 150 pages. Someone will love this book & I hope they do.

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The book bank is empty for now but….worth it 😆

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The Echo Wife | Sarah Gailey
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📚📚📚📚📚 A 5 stack for my first Sci-Fi-Tember read. This book winds its way forward and back simultaneously through the narrators life and her twisted reality. A scientist working in cloning, Evelyn Caldwell is brilliant, cold, alone. Until she discovers her husbands dark secret. This story goes through domestic & child abuse inference as well as grooming situations. Scientific without being overwhelming the story is gripping.

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August TBR is 100% complete 😀 Each book is worth points per 100 pages and they equate to $$ in my Book Bank. This month I earned 3 bonus points for finishing all my books plus read an extra book for more points. I did buy 2 new books so the bank loses some $ but I‘m excited for Sept! Total points/dollars earned in August: 34pts./$30

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The Echo Wife | Sarah Gailey
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SCI-FI-Tember is here! My stack from my WTR Shelf is: Leviathan Wakes, The Doors of Eden, The Mountain, & Recursion. Bonus reads: The Echo Wife, Hyperion & Dune. Mood read: Fawkes. #starwarsbuddyread - Queen‘s Peril.

Riveted_Reader_Melissa Oh! Why didn‘t I plan a #SciFiTember that needs to be the new annual plan, I love it! 9mo
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The Red Wolf Conspiracy | Robert V. S. Redick
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📚📚📚📚 Magic and mystery and action on the high seas. A mythical Great Ship, the Chathrand is a legend in the water. She sets sail to bring a young woman to a foreign land for peace but on-board a conspiracy brews and no one is safe. Tarboy Pazel wishes to return home but his sudden berth on this voyage & the cryptic warnings of his mentor leave him stranded with no direction. ⬇️

The_Literary_Jedi These two and others join forces to stop a raving magic from rising. Great action from start to finish, easy to read and follow. I liked all the characters and there‘s some great villains too. 9mo
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📚📚📚 I‘m begrudgingly giving this book 3 stacks. I didn‘t read the copy and when the “big reveal” happened all I could rage about was a particular 1998 movie and how this book was ah, “heavily inspired” by it I‘ll say. The copy says it‘s Black Mirror meets My So-Called Life but honestly, no. A YA ‘thriller‘ 😒 that younger readers may think is really cool which is why I gave it 3 stacks only. Not pleased with this book at all.

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Dungeon Born | Dakota Krout
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📚📚📚 A short LitRPG/GameLit book where the soul of a man named Cal is forced into a gemstone by Necromancers and he has to learn how to level up himself and build a dungeon around him to capture things. Quick, easy read that gamers new and old - think D&D - will like for a palate cleanser and younger audiences, as young as middle grade, can easily get into.

jeannasser 😍 😍THAT COVER THO!!!! 😍 9mo
The_Literary_Jedi @ReadingWithJean - it‘s awesome, right!? All the covers for her series are that cool 9mo
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