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coastalreader

Joined September 2016

Overstimulated introvert seeking refuge in YA books.
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Dead Until Dark | Harris Charlaine
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Part Two of my February finished reads. I loved Quiet. I had to do the audiobook, I couldn‘t handle reading it. Way too dry for me but the audio was great. I‘ve discovered the Sookie Stackhouse books. They‘re fun and addictive. I can‘t stop myself! Did a reread of ACOWAR on audio. I still didn‘t love it but I did appreciate it more the second time around. 📚😍

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Fantasy Lover | Sherrilyn Kenyon
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Part One of February reading:
I‘ve been slacking with my Litsy account but I have been reading all the things! Hoopla is my new favorite app. Audiobooks are wonderful. I‘ve been driving late at night and the cheesy romance on audio keep me awake and alert. 😉

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Boy, Snow, Bird: A Novel | Helen Oyeyemi
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This was a bookclub read and made for great conversation. I didn‘t like it. 😳 That was a new feeling. There were really interesting topics touched on in this book, hence the great conversations, but I wanted more. I just wanted more through this whole book but not in a good way. I was left frustrated and confused. 😞

Leelee.reads I was so frustrated by the ending! I didn‘t understand the author‘s choice to take it that direction at all. 😕 5y
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This was my first John Green book. I get what the hype is about. He wrote a compelling story that had me wrapped up in knots. I‘m a fan.

Stephanie_T Personally my favorite John green novel 5y
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Bookshop on the Corner | Jenny Colgan
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Can I move to Scotland now? It sounds perfect in this book. I moved to a small rural community two years ago and this book brought back all the feels of that adventure. Bookshop on the Corner is my new pick for an easy, lighthearted read.

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Pickpick

The chapter on lighting was worth the time spent reading. This is a cozy little read that had me wishing for foul weather and wool socks.
It‘s in between a pick and so-so for me. I went with the pick.

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The Passion of Dolssa | Julie Berry
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Intense and heartbreaking.
I had a hard time reading the hard copy, so I switched to audio and fell in love.

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An Enchantment of Ravens | Margaret Rogerson
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This was a total book dragon purchase. Look at that cover! Gorgeous. ❤️
Perfect quick read for my day. I needed something short and easy to digest after my Strange the Dreamer binge read. An Enchantment of Ravens fit the bill. I didn't love it but I did appreciate that it gave me some ACOTAR setting feels and some Wintersong romance feels.

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Strange the Dreamer | Laini Taylor
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❤️❤️❤️❤️
My heart swelled, floated, and then broke in the most beautiful way.
Book 2 doesn't have a release date...for shame!

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Strange the Dreamer | Laini Taylor
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My audiobook for this week. I have a feeling I'm going to pick up the hardcover and binge read this weekend.

OceanCityMama I can't wait to see what you think! You've never read Laini Taylor right? I can't remember if you finished DOSAB. I hadn't before Strange and I binged her entire catalogue after, I'm hopelessly addicted to her stories. 5y
coastalreader @OceanCityMama I loved it. I tried reading this back in the summer and couldn't sink my teeth into it. I think the audiobook got me started this time around and I was just hooked. I must read DOSAB now. 5y
OceanCityMama It has a weird beginning, on my second read through I noticed it took 100 pages before the plot really began, everything before that is a lot of telling and context. Which is incredible, but not if you're waiting to get hooked! Lol DOSAB is basically the opposite, it has instant hook, no worries there! 5y
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The Scorpio Races | Maggie Stiefvater
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I started with the audiobook. Beautiful narration! I became so involved with the story I had to finish it up immediately. There was no waiting for my next commute. Luckily, I had just picked up a hardcover copy. When you're compelled to fall in love with flesh eating, man killing horses...that's some good writing.

OceanCityMama I loved it! I think it's my second favorite MS book, behind The Raven Boys. 5y
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Tower of Dawn | Sarah J Maas
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I just love these books so much!

Leniverse Is that all one series or two? 5y
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Tower of Dawn | Sarah J Maas
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Look what arrived today!!!

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Illusionarium | Heather Dixon
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My daughter picked it up for herself based on the cover but I went ahead and did a preread, since it was in YA section of the library. I ended up really enjoying it. The world building was quick but clear. The brother / sister relationship is sweet. I loved Jonathan's growth during the story and think my daughter and I can can talk about some real big kid stuff after she reads this. ❤️📚

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The Gilded Cage | Lucinda Gray
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I picked this up because of the cover. 😁 It was the thinnest book in my TBR stack today, which bumped it to the top. I had no expectations and ended up really enjoying this little mystery.

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Our Dark Duet | Victoria Schwab
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Ripped out my heart. Well done, Victoria.

OceanCityMama Who needs a heart anyway? 😍 5y
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Royal Bastards | Andrew Shvarts
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It was my bath time read. Very easy to digest, with easy stop and start points, until the last 3/4 of the book. Couldn't put it down even for a snack break.

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I finished this up yesterday. I was confused and uncomfortable and really just not sure if I had enjoyed the read. Some sleep and time to marinate with all that happened to the beautiful, strange, and flawed characters was all I needed. I love it now. 😁 I'm excited to talk it over with book club.

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I loved this book. I picked it up to preread for my daughter's TBR pile, but it was clear from the start it wasn't a good fit for a ten year old. I'm sold on this series and will be anxiously awaiting the sequel.
I also feel like I need to add that I felt like a dork while loving this book. I'm all about fantasy books but there's something about this one that is just off and nerdy in a weird way, but its weirdness made it endearing for me.

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Unhooked | Lisa Maxwell
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This is a beautiful cover! Sorry for the poor picture.
I was all about this book...and then the ending. I can't say anymore than that without spoilers.
Have you read it? I need to talk feels.

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Mehso-so

Super okay book. 🤓

MEGR Such a great title though! 6y
TbrandBeyond I enjoyed this one - I'm hoping the sequel will be better 6y
coastalreader @MEGR Great title and beautiful cover. Did you know there's a face in the moon?! I didn't see it until it was brought up elsewhere on Litsy and now I can't unsee it. @NovelDescent I am looking forward to the sequel as well! I felt like we were just getting to the good stuff when this book ended. Do you know if there's a release date for the sequel? 6y
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The Valiant | Lesley Livingston
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It was a good read. It was hard for me to get into at the beginning. I found myself complaining to my husband about the handful of disasters Fallon finds herself in early on. Once we got past that, it was good for me. 😊 Lots of action and suspense towards the end.
I'll be buying a copy of this book and adding it to my collection.

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Traitor to the Throne | Alwyn Hamilton
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The sequel to Rebel of the Sands did not disappoint. I need to the next book yesterday.
There are a lot of characters in this story and keeping them strait is a bit of a challenge. I'm sure I'll need to reread the first two when the third comes out. Betrayal, magic, light romance, and bad ass lovable / love to hate characters. This series is a good time.

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Sarah J. Maas is incredibly sweet. I'm pretty sure she was glowing like a member of the Dawn Court. I fangirled hard and it was totally worth it.
After a 12 hour drive with the best road trip book Bestie @OceanCityMama I'm back in California and reading. We made it up to chapter 24 while still in Oregon and perfectly enough, we made it to about that on the audiobook version we listened to during the drive. ❤️

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Drove over 700 miles to get here with my book Bestie @OceanCityMama Totally worth it. Off to the book cave to binge. #MissiontoMaas #ReadforRhys

Bostonmomx2 I really want to read these because EVERYONE seems to love them but I'm afraid I won't and will feel defective lol this is really not my genre but I feel compelled to try. 6y
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#MissionToMaas preparations have begun!!!! I'm taking a mommy vacation with my threadsister @OceanCityMama to see Queen Maas and get a copy of ACOWAR!
When YA reading moms represent their fandom. All the iron on glitter.

OceanCityMama YES!! This is everything. 😍 6y
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I picked this up after loving the time traveling I experienced reading Passenger. Not as much time travel in this book as I was hoping for but I still enjoyed the read. I liked where this book left off and I don't feel compelled to read the sequel at this time.

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A Court of Mist and Fury | Sarah J. Maas
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Just finished my reread in preparation for the next release. I'm pumped! Bring it on, SJM...just don't kill anyone I love.

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Not acceptable Amazon.

lauren.lerner When I ordered Pioneer Girl, Amazon had to refund me because they ran out AND it took a them almost six months to acknowledge they were never going to fulfill my order. #amazonsuckssometimes 6y
Johanna414 That happened to me when I ordered S. by JJ Abrams a few years ago. I gave up after about 6 months of waiting too 6y
Laalaleighh You have to wait SIX WHOLE DAYS?!?!?! 🙅🏼🙅🏼🙅🏼 6y
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The Star-Touched Queen | Roshani Chokshi
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I bought this for myself last year as a birthday present. It has been a patient gift. This book was a quick read and fit into the flow of my TBR nicely. There's some heart string pulling but nothing that broke me, thank goodness. Light romance, bitchy villains, and an endearing flesh eating horse.

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Station Eleven | Emily St John Mandel
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This was a book club pick. It was a well told story but not my genre. That's the beauty of book club and why I ❤️ mine. I would have never picked this on my own. I'm completely stressed out after binge reading it for book club BUT that's why it's a Pick. This book is so well written, it all felt real. It was impossible to put down.

Cinfhen Same experience minus the binge reading ~ is a genre I don't read much but ended up becoming an all time favorite, thanks to book club. And ALL the ladies loved it ❤️we had a great discussion 🙏🏻 6y
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Salt & Storm | Kendall Kulper
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I was shocked to see that Goodreads has this book as a 3.5! I'm in love. This book took me on a ride. I am wrecked. My heart is sore.

OceanCityMama I'm excited to read this! 6y
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Three Dark Crowns | Kendare Blake
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I picked this up a few months ago and DNF. So glad that I gave it another go. I ended up loving it. Looking forward to the sequel.

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The Orphan Queen | Jodi Meadows
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I was 1/4 ways into this book before I was vested. I'm so glad I stuck with it. Real life has been difficult lately and this story provided me with the perfect amount of mystery, magic and romance to allow for my escape. I cannot wait to get my hands on the next book.

Cinfhen That's the beauty of a good book, allowing you to "escape" ? 6y
MarriedtoMrT I LOVED this one. Second in the duology is strong but I liked this one the best. 6y
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A Criminal Magic | Lee Kelly
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I loved the setting and the premise of this book. Some parts were a little too rushed for my taste and there were a few times I almost put it down. I'm glad I stuck with it. It was a good read.

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Mystery, historical fiction, and fantasy. This was a fun one!

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Passenger | Alexandra Bracken
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Loved this book. It filled a Rick Riordan size hole in my book shaped heart.

ReadingSusan Yes so good. 6y
HippieChickHomeschool This has been on my TBR for awhile. My daughter and I met her at YallFest and she was so lovely! ❤️ 6y
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Wintersong | S Jae-Jones
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Can I love hate this book? It didn't do what I wanted it to do and it broke my heart. It's going to be the book I think about while reading other books. ❤️ I read on Goodreads that there's a companion book out in 2018. It must live in my house once released. I need more Goblin King.

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The Golem and the Jinni | Helene Wecker
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Just enough fantasy mixed into historical fiction. Such a good book.

Cinfhen One of my favs!!! 6y
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The Mothers: A Novel | Brit Bennett
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This book. So much drama I'm still stressed out from reading it. It was heartbreaking and captivating. I need a break.

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I stepped out of my YA Fantasy genre again for this book. I'm glad I did. It was quick and enjoyable. I do wish I would have held back and read this one in the summer at the beach. It would have made for the perfect pairing.

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February reading goals. Currently reading The Great American Whatever, The Golem and the Jinni is my book club selection, and the rest of these lovelies are due back at the library in the next three weeks. Time to get some reading in! #readallthethings #bookdragon

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Mehso-so

While I loved the premise and the characters, there were parts in this book that were too gruesome for me to be able love this book. I have a weak stomach and a soft heart.

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Fear the Drowning Deep | Sarah Glenn Marsh
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First off, look at what the library did to this cover. For shame. I'm glad I was able to borrow this book and also sad because I didn't get to enjoy the lovely cover.
This is a stand alone but I feel like there's more story coming, or maybe I'm hoping for more. Hoping hard. Fynn has a past and Bridey needs to work through it way more than she did in this book. Give me more! 🤓This read is right in between a pick and a so-so for me.

OceanCityMama So sad... I think it's the only flaw the MPL has. They bind the crap out of them covers, no fucks given. This book sounds so interesting! 6y
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Fat Angie | e. E Charlton-Trujillo
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This was hard to read. I'm a mom and I just wanted to hug Angie and make it all better. Wang, too. Poor kid. The mother in this book is awful. The absent fathers are just as bad. This story packs a ton of drama in under 300 pages.

[DELETED] 1409720085 Becoming a mom really changed how I looked at every other person. Everyone is so precious and I feel such a strong motherly instinct over complete strangers. Definitely will read this one. 6y
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The Wicked and the Just | J. Anderson Coats
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I read way past my bedtime again. I picked up this YA historical fiction book on a whim. It started slow and felt like a middle grade book until it suddenly was not. I was thinking about bailing but I hated one of the main characters so deeply that I couldn't put it down. I just wanted her to stop being awful. I got sucked in. It was unexpected and wonderful.

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The Fate of the Tearling | Erika Johansen
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Wait, what? And just like that, it's over. I'm not thrilled with the conclusion to this series. It was a great world. It got a little weird there but it is a book I want my bookish friends to read.

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Invasion of the Tearling | Erika Johansen
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I'm bummed that I am late to the Tearling party but so excited that I don't have to wait to read the conclusion. This second book in the Tearling trilogy was great. We learn more about Lily and the Red Queen, and this fantasy book gets a dystopian feel. I can't wait for reading time tonight so I can finish this series.

BookFreakOut You're not too late, the third has only been out since November! 😁 And honestly I think they're best read back to back, she loves to twist in past details, enough that I googled a synopsis to remind myself of everything! 6y
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The Queen of the Tearling | Johansen, Erika
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I'm in love. This book has all the things I love. Strong female protagonist, a band of brothers, a little bit of magic and mystery, and a super villain waiting to mess everything up. Picked this series up on cover love alone and I am not disappointed in the first book. Let's hope they're all this good.

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This was an unusual and unexpected series. The characters are lovable and I'll remember them for some time. Ronan has his own room in the book boyfriend chamber of my heart. There were enough loose ends at the conclusion of this series that I don't feel satisfied. I could use a Raven Boys novella...or newsletter. I'd take a status update. Throw me a bone, Stiefvater.

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