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eloreads

eloreads

Joined September 2016

Books and Coffee ☕️📚
Lover of fantasy 🧚‍♂️🧚‍♂️
GR goal: 50/100
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Panpan

2.5
I had high hopes for this. The plot has potential but it fell flat. I felt indifferent to the characters, no matter how much I tried, couldn‘t like any of them. Lila felt like the typical badass girl that has become popular in fantasy. Kell was boring. Every other character was one-dimensional. As much as this book talks about the four Londons there‘s really no other explanation to them or differences aside from how magic is used in each.

bg_reads This is exactly how I am feeling about this right now! I was kind of chewed out on Instagram for saying it wasn't my cup of tea... I'm not sure I want to keep going! 😨 2w
eloreads @bg_reads Oh no! I‘m sorry that happened to you. I‘ll never understand why people do that, people have different opinions, we don‘t have to like the same things! I‘m not sure if I want to continue either. 2w
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Just a little over 200 pages in and feeling “meh” about it. Does it get any better?

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I made myself only get only one book this month, but seriously debated also getting The Whisper Man and The Reckless Oath We Made. #botm

rather_be_reading all great choices 3w
keepingupwiththepenguins I'm getting this one too - really looking forward to it! 3w
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Pickpick

🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
As I‘ve come to expect from this author, Lock Every Door was gripping and fast paced. It hooked me from the first chapter and the suspense kept building up until the very end. This had more of a gothic feel with the descriptions of the building and with everything going on inside of it.There was a plot twist that I really loved. I hope the author keeps writing in this style because this is definitely my favorite of his books. #botm

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The Kingdom | Jess Rothenberg
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🌟🌟🌟🌟
Futuristic Disneyland, what else could I want? Definitely recommend it!

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Skyward | Brandon Sanderson
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🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
Sooo good. Doomslug is my new favorite pet/ sidekick. Wasn‘t expecting to love this as much as I did. I was intrigued throughout, and the plot twist actually surprised me!

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Aurora Rising | Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff
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I didn‘t think I‘d like this since I hated Illuminae, but I wanted to give this a chance and I ended up LOVING it!
Aurora was a bit bland and somewhat of a Mary Sue, but I liked the other characters. I don‘t understand how the authors managed to fit a “mating” bond in the story and I didn‘t think the POVs were distinct enough from each other, but these were the only issues I had with it.

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Lock Every Door was my first pick but couldn‘t resist getting Gods of Jade and Shadow #botm

LazyLibrary Same!!!!! 2mo
ericarobynreads I picked the same books as well! ❤️💜 2mo
eloreads @ericarobynreads they both sound so good! 2mo
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Recursion | Blake Crouch
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Update: just called and got it fixed.
Does anyone know what I can do? I already emailed book of the month but haven‘t received a reply. I checked out and got Recursion and The Silent Patient and checked that it came out to 9.99. But once I clicked confirm my receipt said 29.99. It turns out they added the pocket tote and charged me 20, but I never added it. #botm

KatieDid927 Call them. Same thing happened to me. Follow the prompts on the help section and it‘ll lead you to a phone number. 3mo
eloreads @KatieDid927 oh wow that was easy, thank you! 3mo
KatieDid927 @eloreads No prob! Must be some kind of glitch. 3mo
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🌟🌟🌟🌟
I wasn‘t expecting to like this as much. I did have a few issues with it but nothing to lower my rating. I‘ve never read a courtroom drama, if that‘s what this is, but it was done really well. I liked all the characters, and couldn‘t believe that any of them could have done it. I was actually shocked to learn what had actually happened. This is definitely something I‘d like to read again. #botm

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How Not to Die Alone | Richard Roper
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#botm selection for May. Went with something different this month. I normally pick the thriller but this months thriller didn‘t appeal to me. So I was going to skip but then I read the description of this and it sounds so good!

JanuarieTimewalker13 Cool tote! 4mo
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This new #botm BFF thing is actually pretty cool!

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Norwegian Wood | Haruki Murakami
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To all of you who have read this: should I keep going? I am struggling so much to get through this, I‘m about halfway through but I‘m not motivated to continue.

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Couldn‘t choose just one😅 #botm

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Decide to pick just one book this month. Though some of the add-ons were tempting. I‘m really excited about this book though! #botm

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Kingdom of Copper | S A Chakraborty
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The #botm selections are up! I‘m so excited for both!

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Pickpick

4.5/5
I loved this book! As with The Cruel Prince I found the first half a little slow, but the other half made up for it, and that ending 😭 In The Cruel Prince I didn‘t care for Taryn, but I really hate her now.
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This completed:
•The letter S- #litsyatoz (3/26)
•a book featuring an extinct or imaginary creature- #popsugarchallenge (1/52)

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4🌟
I was hesitant to read this. I‘ve heard so many great things but it‘s not what I‘m usually interested in. While I had some issues with it, and I felt it dragged a bit, I ended up actually liking it. #botm
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This completed:
•The letter S- #litsyatoz (2/26)

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The Immortalists | Chloe Benjamin
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Bailedbailed

I‘m sad to be DNF‘ing this book because it has such an interesting premise, but this is my second time attempting to read this book and I‘m just not enjoying it. I‘m trying to be better about DNF‘ing books and I think it‘s time to finally give up. #dnf

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Any nonfiction is hard to rate so I will not be rating this. I didn‘t necessarily like it, but I don‘t thing I‘m really the audience for this. However, I still think it‘s worth a read.

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Nine Perfect Strangers | Liane Moriarty
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Not at all what I was expecting! I wasn‘t anticipating what happened towards the end. Great start to the year! #botm
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This completed:
•The letter N- #litsyatoz (1/26)

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Bird Box: A Novel | Josh Malerman
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5🌟
I wasn‘t expecting this book to be so creepy. It kept me on the edge of my seat the entire time.

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Hercule Poirot's Christmas | Agatha Christie
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4🌟
Definitely not my favorite Agatha Christie book. It was slow at first and I wasn‘t interested in the characters, but the more I read the more I liked it!

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4🌟
So maybe I should have read The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe first, but I still really liked this one a lot!

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4🌟
Liked this so much better than I thought I would. Holly is a very unlikeable, yet hilarious, character, and that‘s one of the things I enjoyed most about the book. We do get to see her grow a lot throughout the book. There were a few moments when I teared up, I definitely wasn‘t expecting that. If you want a cute Christmas Carol retelling, please pick this up!

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An Anonymous Girl | Sarah Pekkanen, Greer Hendricks
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My #botm selection! I read The Wife Between Us earlier this year and really enjoyed it so I‘m looking forward to reading this one!

allthingskayla I‘m so looking forward to this too. The Wife Between Us was amazing, so I have high expectations for this one too. 9mo
Reviewsbylola Good choice! 9mo
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Clockwork Angel | Cassandra Clare
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🌟3.5
Loved the plot, hated the characters. Except Jem, he‘s a sweetheart.

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The Valiant | Lesley Livingston
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🌟3.5
The Valiant started off really slow. I was bored in the beginning and it took me about 200 pages to really get into it. I didn‘t stop reading it because I was actually very interested in the plot and the characters, I just wish we would have gotten to the action faster. I became very invested towards the end and am really looking forward to continuing the series.

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Bailedbailed

I‘m so sad I had to DNF this! I understand why some people would love this but I just didn‘t think it was my type of book, which sucks because I LOVE fantasy!

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City of Glass | Cassandra Clare
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4🌟
Favorite book in the series so far. It was fast paced and action packed from the beginning. I really liked the characters, except that whole Clary/Jace/Sebastian thing was still really weird. I do wish we had seen more of Alec and Magnus together though!

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City of Ashes | Cassandra Clare
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3.5🌟
It was good overall but I feel like nothing happened until the end. The thing with Jace and Clary was weird and gross, I know that they aren‘t siblings but they don‘t know that! I‘m continuing the series because I want to get to The Dark Artifices!

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Kingdom of Ash | Sarah J. Maas
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5🌟
I loved this book! I thought there were some pacing inconsistencies and she used “he/she/they could have sworn” way too many times throughout the book. These things didn‘t lessen my enjoyment of the book, it‘s just things I noticed. I loved the character development that some of them went through and think it was a good conclusion to the series. Chaol is still my favorite.

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My Squirrel Days | Ellie Kemper
Mehso-so

3🌟
I love Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt and The Office, so I had to pick it up. I read this as an audiobook and she reads it herself, which I think really brings out her humor and personality. While I found some parts really funny, there was nothing too interesting or fascinating as I have found in other memoirs.

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Halloween Party | Agatha Christie
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I somehow managed to read 13 books in October! My favorite was Hallowe‘en Party! (not all of them included in collage)
•City of Ghosts-4🌟
•Pride-3.5🌟
•Hallowe‘en Party-5🌟
•It-4🌟
•Final Girls-3.5
•The Word is Murder-4🌟
•We Have Always Lived in the Castle-3🌟
•Coraline-5🌟
•Chilling Adventures of Sabrina-4🌟
•The Falconer-3🌟
•Neverworld Wake-4🌟
•The Cruel Prince-4.5🌟
•Evidence of the Affair-5🌟
#wrapup

BookishGirl06 How many stars is Coraline? 10mo
eloreads @BookishGirl06 it‘s 5! Thanks for noticing!🤗 10mo
BookishGirl06 @eloreads no problem. 10mo
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Nine Perfect Strangers | Liane Moriarty
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My November #botm picks! Nine Perfect Strangers sounds so good!
I recently read Final Girls and thoroughly enjoyed, so I wanted to pick his other book up!
I also wanted Boyne‘s new book, but I‘m trying to limit myself to two picks a month, so it‘ll have to wait!
What did you choose?
#botm #bookofthemonth

Reviewsbylola I got the Boyne and Kingsolver! 10mo
eloreads @Reviewsbylola Awesome! Boyne‘s new book sounds really good! (edited) 10mo
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The Cruel Prince | Holly Black
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4.5🌟
I absolutely loved this book! I felt detached from the main character in the beginning, thus the 4.5, but the more I read the more I grew to like her. I loved every character, even the one everyone seems to hate (I won‘t say who because I don‘t want to spoil anything). I loved the plot and the setting and I‘m so glad I read this. Now to wait for The Wicked King!

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Is it bad that I rejoined Audible just for their Halloween sale? On the plus side they gave me a 30-day free trial for coming back! #audible #audiobooks

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Neverworld Wake | Marisha Pessl
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4🌟
Such a fascinating story. I went into it blind and would highly recommend you do the same. I will say though that it is part sci-fi and part murder mystery which I have really been enjoying. The one thing I did not like about this book was that it‘s characters were really one-dimensional, each of the 5 (or 6 if you count Jim) has their defining characteristic and not much else to offer. #audiobook

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3🌟
Not as scary as I expected. Still a good story.

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Chilling Adventures of Sabrina | Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa
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4🌟
I grew up watching Sabrina with my sisters. So I was excited to find this. I was going to wait until the second Blume came out to read it, but since the show is clung out before the continuation I decided it was a good time. It wasn‘t what I was expecting it was darker than the show, and I loved that. Very intrigued to see what comes next.

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Coraline | Neil Gaiman
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4🌟
I never got around to reading this book as a kid. I watched the movie and loved it! I think it‘s creepy but not as scary as some people say. I loved the characters and the overall eeriness to the book.

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The Falconer | Elizabeth May
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3🌟
Really good book, I was having my doubts but the last 100 pages really turned this book around for me! I enjoyed its steampunk element and Derrick as a character the most. The cliffhanger was enough to make me decide I want to continue with the series.

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Final Girls | Riley Sager
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3.5🌟
Slow and a little hard to get into, but once I did I couldn‘t put it down. I stayed up until 3 in the morning to finish it! I thought I knew what was going on but then all the twists started and it turns out I had I all wrong. The main character made really poor choices and it made me like the book a little bit less. Overall it was a very well written book and the plot was good.

RaimeyGallant Nice review. :) 10mo
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It | Stephen King
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4🌟
I have finally read It! The writing was so good and I loved how the story kept going back and forth from them being children to adults. I did find that scene in the end pretty awkward but I went in knowing about it so it didn‘t ruin the rest of the book for me.

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The Word Is Murder | Anthony Horowitz
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4🌟
I went into this book completely blind, so I had no expectations, and I ended up really liking it. I guessed the murdered early in the book, but as it kept going I started to doubt myself. I recommend this to anyone who is just getting into mysteries!

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Hallowe'en Party | Agatha Christie
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5🌟
Third Agatha Christie book I‘ve read, I loved it!

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Pride | Ibi Zoboi
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3.5🌟
Contemporary romance is not something I always enjoy, but I still read it on occasion because it might surprise me. This book didn‘t, I enjoyed it but didn‘t love it. I didn‘t really care for the characters or the relationships. But I still recommend it because it was a fun read and I‘m sure someone else will enjoy it more!

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City of Ghosts | Victoria Schwab
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🌟4
Great, fast paced read! It was middle grade so it read really fast, also it didn‘t go too much into the plot but I liked the story overall. And I know that I would have loved it when I was younger! I‘m looking forward to read the next books in the series!

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Pet Sematary | Stephen King
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🌟4/5
I didn‘t think this book was too scary but I did feel a sense of dread while reading it and the last part was really creepy.

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Sadie | Courtney Summers
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4.5/5
This book was incredible! If you have a chance to listen to the audiobook you definitely should!