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authoramdeese

authoramdeese

Joined May 2022

Less Spice, More Dragons
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Raybearer | Jordan Ifueko
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Amazing 🤩 I loved the world-building so so much, lush and vivid characters. Do yourself a favor and get the audiobook, the narrator is fantastic.

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Realm Breaker | Victoria Aveyard
Bailedbailed

I wanted to love this book. I like the author and I'm a huge fan of high fantasy. I got both the hardbound and the audiobook from the library. The audio sped things up for me but I had to DNF around the 80% mark. I just found that I didn't care about any of the characters or their quest. The world-building isn't complicated and there is a nicely diverse cast of characters but...it was just so boring. Maybe there is a great plot twist at the end?

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Warcross | Marie Lu
Mehso-so

This was a fun and easy read. The ending was a bit predictable but I really appreciated the unique world-building that is set in a not at all distant future.

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The Burning God | R. F. Kuang
Mehso-so

Well I listened to all 24 hours and it was an incredible journey. Kuang did a good job of backing Rin into a corner so that the ending was inescapable. However, this wasn't the ending I would have liked and I found myself cringing during the epilogue. I can see why this series is as hyped as it is as the story telling and writing style is fantastic. And the audiobook narrator (Michelle Woo) has become a new favorite.

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Cinderella Is Dead | Kalynn Bayron
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Just started this adventure! I'm so excited 😍

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Heartless | Marissa Meyer
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⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
I am not okay. I literally knew the ending and I am still not okay. I feel heartless now. Poor Catherine. What an engaging read!

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Heartless | Marissa Meyer

"I am not empty. I am full to the brim with murder and revenge. I am overflowing and I do not think you wish for me to overflow onto you."

A delightful surprise and unique storyline for the Queen of Hearts. I LOVED this book!

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The Toll | Neal Shusterman
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Ahhhhhhhh!!!
This book, y'all! I read it in a day, it was such an emotional ride with just an entirely perfect ending to the series. Gosh, I just loved it so much.

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Thunderhead (Reprint) | Neal Shusterman
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Umm, how? How is the second book even better?! I couldn't put it down and had to download the sample for book 3 bc I couldn't wait for my copy of book 3 to arrive.
The ending was just spectacular.

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Scythe | Neal Shusterman
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Holy Toledo this book had me in a chokehold from the first chapter. I read it in under 24 hours. The plot was refreshing and the dystopian future unique in the most unexpected ways. I loved this book!

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Scythe | Neal Shusterman
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This book has already surprised me, I'm anticipating it to be another 5 Star Read

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The Dragon Republic | R. F. Kuang
Mehso-so

So after the incredible first book in series I was looking forward to the next installment. Once again, the narrator (I listened to audiobook) did an amazing job handling the large cast. But for me, this book struggled with a bit of middle-book slump. Several events needed to occur and be explained, but for me, I found myself in turns either bored with the narrative or annoyed by Rin. The ending was super strong though and I will continue reading.

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Circe | Madeline Miller
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I wasn't sure what expectations to have about this book. It was recommended on Booktok fairly heavily, and a few other book reviewers I follow, so I finally gave it a try. OMG I'm so sad I took so long. This book was incredible and sucked me in from the opening line. This one definitely lives up to the hype!

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The Poppy War | R.F. Kuang
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I listened to the audio and oh dang was this good! The narrator does an awesome job handling the large cast and this book is action packed and gory and gritty. It shows the horror of war against the background of a type of imperial culture and it was amazing. Please be aware of triggers!

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"Go ride a dragon."
Definitely still my favorite insult! ?

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Impostors | Scott Westerfeld
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I forgot how much I loved this author's series the Uglies so I was excited to find this at my library. It was such a unique story and Frey is a badass. I can't wait to get my hands on book two!

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Realm of Hope | E. L. Li
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Current read.
"Darkness is rising."

In the Mortal Realm, mortals from powerful bloodlines saved their lands whenever chaos erupted, aided by the Gods. Tales of heroes from ancient times were passed down to each generation, never to be forgotten.

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This book was a great continuation of Year One. I was worried we would lose focus on some of the larger cast but this was not the case. I didn't think it was as good as Year One but I still immediately bought the audiobook for The Rise of Magicks and I am LOVING it so far.

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I love the new cover for this book 🤩

An Eternal Flame.
A Powerful Secret.
Scorched Earth & Dangerous Games.

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These Hollow Vows | Lexi Ryan
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This far exceeded my expectations! I was so reluctant to read bc of all the hype but omg the twists at the end. I simply can't wait for the next book.

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Namesake: A Novel | Adrienne Young
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Just finished these beauties! If you were wondering, this duology lives up to the hype!

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I listened to the audio book and really enjoyed it! I think this book was just the set up to a larger grander story and I can't wait to read the next one.