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Gee does this description of the 1870s-1080s feel familiar or what? Lovely to know we now have the same conditions that spawned Jack the Ripper (most likely because they never really went away)

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I called it! She‘s an android, the human Viola died as a toddler

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Y‘all I‘m almost certain Viola is already dead. That she‘s either a robot or a clone or there‘s something inside of her animating a body that‘s truly no longer functional. There‘s been a couple times when I thought as much but with her dad doing the whole ‘you have to tell Olivia. She deserves to know‘ like there‘s something Up with Viola

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Score 1 for the fucked up grass score 0 for the lovesick Olivia

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I love carnivorous predatory plants. I love that Mira comes up with plants even more fucked up than I do

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“The one constant in the universe is that life wants to continue living, whatever the consequence. Whatever the cost. Life endures.” - Dr. John Shipp

I love that Seanan/Mira includes quotes from the characters yall. It‘s always so good. (Also sorry for photo quality I was reading in a club)

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✌🏼 Y‘all I‘m so excited to finally read this ✌🏼

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Chimera | Mira Grant
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Y‘all I knew I would love this book and I very much did. What a lovely lovely ending to this wonderful series. I love these funky lil worms so much.

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Foxhunt | Rem Wigmore
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Y‘all I finally finished it. It‘s so good, Orfeus is a fool (affectionate) and the rest of the cast of characters are brilliant and lovely and foolish in their own right and I love them all.
If you like solarpunk futures, assassins, scientific schemes, and a main character who if entirely too hard on themselves in all the wrong ways then is this the book for you!

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Shatterglass | Tamora Pierce
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I finished this whole one on the 3 hr plane ride to Toronto this morning (left at midnight 🏠🕰 and arrived at 6:30am Toronto 🕰 lol, no sleep for me) and I love it so much. Chime is easily one of my fav animal companions and it‘s a joy to be back with Little Bear and Tris is as much a match for my soul and Sandry is. Despite my annoyance with the whole ‘death must be magically bleached from existence‘ annoyance I do love this story a whole lot.

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Cold Fire | Tamora Pierce
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Daja is far and away my favourite (don‘t tell the others) and this book makes my heart hurt for her and for everyone who got caught up in one man‘s ego, despite the fact that they‘re all fictional.

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Y‘all I Love Briar so much and he‘s such a sweet teacher and Evvy is wonderful and they teach each other in the way that also student/teacher pairs should. Not to mention this book has my favourite Tamora Pierce trope of ‘you disappeared and I lost my temper‘ while something is just Totally Destroyed in testament to said temper.

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Shatterglass | Tamora Pierce
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Y‘all I love Tris so much, her temper is intimately familiar to me as it‘s almost as sharp as mine. Also? I‘m so mad that someone fucked with weather that I‘m going to do something that they could very well kill themselves trying to stop? Mood, also what I would do with that much power

ozma.of.oz I feel the same way about Tris! 💙 3mo
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I always forget and am again made So Soft about how good a teacher Briar is. Getting Evvy a stone alphabet to tackle reading and learning stone uses all at once in a way she‘ll enjoy and care about. To be fair Evvy makes it easy to teach her because she‘s so excited to learn but still, I love them both so very much, these children who luck plucked off the streets and straight to the folk who could teach them best.

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Y‘all I love this book and these characters. Sandry has always been one of my favourite character from the first time I read ‘start lapping kitty‘ and she shines in this book. Pasco, though not one of my favourites is a lovely contrast for dear Sandry who despite only being 14 is mature in all the ways tragedy makes you and I still love him dearly.

Don‘t mind the picture I forgot to take a decent one before I gave my sister her copy back.

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Y‘all is fine, it‘s an interesting enough story but it starts to drag if you don‘t read fast enough and I think it would have been a better audiobook than a read

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Briar's Book | Tamora Pierce
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Y‘all I love this whole quartet so much it hurts sometimes. Briar‘s book, which apart from the plague is mostly about him realizing how much he‘s changed in a year, is such a good way to round out and finish off the first quartet. A lovely sort of ‘we‘ve come so far, how far will we go‘ thought.
I can‘t wait to read the next one (starting tomorrow, when my sister brings me her copy of the first because I‘m missing it).

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Briar's Book | Tamora Pierce
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“Most disasters are fast, and big. You can see everyone else‘s life got overturned when yours did. But plagues isolate people. They shut themselves inside while disease takes a life at a time, day after day. It adds up. Whole cities break under the load of what was lost. People stop trusting each other, because you don‘t know who‘s sick.”
Rosethorns speech here feels much larger these days than it did when I was a child, no less true, but bigger.

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Daja's Book | Tamora Pierce
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Y‘all I love this series so very much but especially this one. They‘re all so lovely in this and there‘s some good teacher backstory stuff and I‘ve always been partial to Daja. I just adore this series yall, rereading it was such a good idea.

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Briar's Book | Tamora Pierce
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Her “”friend”” I‘m so glad in later books she was able to confirm in the text that they‘re partners because like, oh boy did she always make it as clear as she could despite having to refer to them as friends.

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Tris's Book | Tamora Pierce
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Y‘all I love these books so much. Rereading them is like coming home again, chilling in discipline with Rosethorn and Lark and the rest.

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Tris's Book | Tamora Pierce
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I love Rosethorn so much y‘all “if I mean to kill someone, I do it. I don‘t /try/.” She‘s so good.

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Witch Hat Atelier 3 | Kamome Shirahama
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Y‘all I‘ve put this whole series on my wish list at my local bookshop. I‘m in love with the whole world and each one ends in a cliff hanger which manages to feel deserved despite my usual irritation at cliff hangers. I‘m even willing to pay the 17 bucks even though it only takes me an hour to read them which is my usual complaint about manga/graphic novels/comics if I‘m not sold on the plots

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Witch Hat Atelier 2 | Kamome Shirahama
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This series continues to be cute and hilarious in equal measure despite its rather severe and dark undertones. Really the ideal series about young magic users.

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Sandry's Book | Tamora Pierce
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Yall I love emelan so much, I‘ve read this series dozens of times but I just love it every time. Tamora has been one of my favourite authors since I was a very small child she‘s just lovely in so very many ways.
More specifically to this book though I love the way magic works in this series and Rosethorn and Lark are both life and wife goals. I too wish to live with a lovely partner and raise a handful of kids with the help of a few eccentric men

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So far this book has mostly succeeded in making me deeply sad (almost nostalgic except for something I‘ve not been in this life) that I am not a white man who is able to simply travel Europe without worrying overmuch about personal safety. There‘s a corner of my soul that wants nothing more than to travel and wander new streets at twilight but unfortunately I am a small clearly female human and that automatically sets the risk much too high.

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Y‘all this book was so good, I adored every minute of it and am left with still more questions yet unanswered despite the fact that the story feels finished. Truly the mark of a wonderful book. I highly recommend it 💜💙💚

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Y‘all I finally picked it up from my local books shop and I read the whole thing in an evening. I completely adore Seanan and the way the words dance for her and this book was no exception. It‘s full of sorrow and love and the kind of understanding and care I wish more people could live by before they‘re passed by.

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“New York has ghosts. Las Vegas is a haunting shaped like a city, and one day there‘s going to be an exorcism. Sometimes I wonder whether there‘s anything real under all the shadows cast by the dead.”
Y‘all I just love the way Seanan McGuire makes words dance.

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Critical Role: Vox Machina--Kith & Kin | Marieke Nijkamp, Critical Role
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Y‘all! This book was so good! I love the twins so much! And this more than did them justice. It‘s also just an overall fantastic fantasy novel about secrets and family and the lengths you‘ll go to for someone you love.
For those who haven‘t watched critical role or don‘t know what that is the book is still completely accessible to you, despite the Easter eggs and head nods for those who have watched the stream to point at excitedly.

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Pet | Akwaeke Emezi
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Y‘all this book was so good and full of hope despite being extremely dark. I would definitely suggest reading it before handing it to any kids just to make sure you know what exactly kind of questions they‘ll be bringing your way afterwards. It‘s such a fantastic book and deals with some very heavy content in a way that kids are totally able to understand. Just phenomenal

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Pet | Akwaeke Emezi
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Y‘all I met the librarian character Ube and he‘s immediately my favourite character in this book. He has a line “Ain‘t no grown-up in the whole of Lucille grown enough to tell you you don‘t deserve answers to your questions.” And I felt that line in my bones. It‘s exactly what a librarian or a teacher or a collector of information should be.

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Walking on Trampolines | Frances Whiting
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Y‘all this book surprised me with how much I genuinely loved it. I‘m not usually one for a book without some sort of magic or mayhem or monsters in it and this had none, unless you count the subtle golden toned magic of nostalgia but, alas, I do not. It did however make me cry twice, so all in all a rather good book. One I will likely read again

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Walking on Trampolines | Frances Whiting
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Y‘all there‘s a character in this book whose name is Stella Maria patricia Mary McNamara and that strikes me as unnecessarily long. (This book is so far very very good but I couldn‘t get the length of that name out of my head)

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Perfect Little Children | Sophie Hannah
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Y‘all this book was genuinely So Good. Suspenseful and interesting and with a solid, extremely fulfilling ending. I loved this. A+ Sophie Hannah, well done

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Y‘all this book is so good. It made me laugh, it made me cry, and mostly it wrapped itself around the door in my heart and brought me home again.

Clwojick Ahhhhhhh! I want to read this one so bad! 9mo
Zephsomething @Clwojick it‘s so good!!! I want to scream about it to everyone I know but cannot do this without spoilers unfortunately but it‘s so good (edited) 9mo
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Grimoire Noir | Vera Greentea
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Y‘all I love this. It‘s such a cool concept and executed really well too. I highly recommend it if anyone likes cool art, magic, and slightly tragic teens.

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Squad | Maggie Tokuda-Hall
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Y‘all this book was so good! I love it very much

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Y‘all this book is So Cute and lovely. Young Jester is very cute also and there are Shenanigans!

AkashaVampie @ElizaMarie not sure if this is something ud like but thought I'd tag u. 10mo
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Drowning in Amber | E. C. Bell
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Marie Jenner continues to be ridiculous (fond) and I continue to be thoroughly excited by recognizing landmarks! This rather disturbing murder mystery about drug violence and ghosts is one of highly recommend! As long as you‘re alright with gore and death and all that. I can‘t wait to see what happens next!

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The Wives | Tarryn Fisher
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I finished it but that‘s really all I can say for it. I‘m not a fan of unreliable narrators at the best of times and I found the MC/narrator quite annoying. I can see why people would like it but I found it was a bit too much “actually that part wasnt true! So that we can have a twist! Isn‘t this interesting? Not ever know what is real?” To which my answer is no, no I don‘t like it actually. Its plot twists are just there to give you whiplash.

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Not a Happy Family | Shari Lapena
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A coworker lent me this one and honestly it was fascinating. About a quarter of the way through I had to skip to the end to see if one of my two picks for who done it was correct (one was). The character dynamics and the jumping between povs kept me hooked the whole time!

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Killing Frost | Seanan McGuire
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Y‘all this book was so good I did not sleep nearly as long as I should have yesterday because I kept ‘one more chapter‘ing until the story was done. Planning on reading the novella in the back tonight! I‘m absolutely certain I will love it. (I have yet to not love anything Seanan McGuire has written)

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Middlegame | Seanan McGuire
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Y‘all I read this book at the camp I volunteer at and my dog spilled my coffee literally all over the first 30 pages so I had to wait two days to read the last three chapters while it dried out which was The Worst because this book is So Good and interesting and made me think which isn‘t unusual but is very fun. In any case Seanan McGuire continues to be one of my favourite authors 💜💙💚

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Feedback | Mira Grant
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I absolutely adore all the character quotes Mira Grant puts in her books. They‘re fantastic

dylanisreading I really need to read this series! It's been on my tbr for so long. 1y
Zephsomething @Bianca it‘s really good!!! Mira Grant/Seanan McGuire is easily one of my favourite authors! 1y
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Feedback | Mira Grant
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“The American political process is not broken. It works exactly as it is intended to, and it will continue to grind good people up and spit them out until such a time as someone figures out how to dismantle the great machine.”
Mira Grant is, as always, fantastic at writing horror that strikes just slightly to close to home. I love it ever so much.

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Feedback | Mira Grant
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Y‘all I‘m finally going to make some time to read this one, I loved the original trilogy, I tore through the short story collection, and I‘m sure this one won‘t disappoint!

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While I really enjoyed his parenting rules book I found this one a little hard to get through. Lots of decent advice but a bit dryer than I expected given how entertaining his parenting rules book was.

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Symbiont | Mira Grant
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Y‘all this book was So Good, and So Sad and I just love it so much. Fishy quickly became one of my favourite characters with Tansy, Dr Cale, and (of course) Beverly. While Sherman and Banks rapidly solidified their “oh I hate them” spots. If you‘re a fan of zombies, body horror, or parasites I highly recommend this trilogy (but do start with Parasite as that‘s the first book)

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I find this book truly fascinating for all I know very little about Dickens himself or any of the famous folk mentioned. The most interesting part to me is that if not for their father it‘s unlikely we‘d even remember most of their names. All, but two really, went on to live almost astoundingly ordinary lives considering the circumstances of their childhood with all the faults, sorrows, and successes as any well born person could expect.