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radesilets

Joined April 2017

YA Author who reads all things YA. Ravenclaw. Tea drinker. Snowboarder. Cat cuddler. Instagram, twitter: @radesilets 📗📘http://linktr.ee/radesilets
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Feed | Mira Grant
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OK, here‘s the deal… I read this book at the wrong time. Conspiracy theories? Political upheaval? Government coverups? A virus? Granted it is more of a zombie virus than anything else, but this hits too close to reality, and instead of giving me escapism give me anxiety. Top of that with the ending, I just couldn‘t hang. The writing is really well done. The research is thorough. @TheAromaofBooks for #bookspinbingo

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Soulless | Christopher Golden
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I didn‘t update a lot for October, but here‘s the roundup. They Went Left was a very good story. 100 Sideways Miles captures dialogue super well. Finished the Gold Seer Trilogy, which was solid but I liked Fire and Thorns more. Which brings us to Soulless, my #bookspin. It had potential, but it had a lot of build up and a too-quick ending. Too neat for a zombie horror. @TheAromaofBooks October done, onto November!

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Hipstopia | R. A. Desilets
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I need a brag moment, because I just reached the bestsellers list. If you are interested, my YA satire that pokes fun at hipsters is free for today and tomorrow. Linktree in profile. And you all know me, I won‘t post endless self-promo. This is my reading platform, but it feels good to see that number 1 spot.

#listyauthors #yabooks

rockpools 🎉Congratulations! 🎉 That‘s fantastic 😊 3mo
radesilets @rockpools thank you! It never reached top slot on freebie days in the past and I am screaaaaming. 😊 3mo
Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick I'm so excited for you!🎊 Congrats! 🎊 3mo
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100 Sideways Miles | Andrew Smith
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Here‘s the deal with Andrew Smith. He writes coming of age really well. He portrays the conversations that teen boys have really well. But a lot of his books tend to be in this same vein. I liked this one better than The Alex Crow. But man, did I hate the class clown types growing up. Cade and I would have fought, a lot. Writing is solid. Finn is wonderful, so it‘s a pick. #bookspin for this month! #bookspinbingo @TheAromaofBooks

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They Went Left | Monica Hesse
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I am not usually one for historical fiction, but this was done really well. It focuses on the aftermath of the war and the liberation of the camps, which is different from a lot of other books about this time period. The ending was really smartly done to and ended up catching me by surprise, which is a rarity and was really nice. #bookspinbingo @TheAromaofBooks

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They Went Left | Monica Hesse
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Mid-reading this one right now. Such a different take on the aftermath of World War II. Still reading it, and will post when I get to the end but I wanted to post my #bookspin for spooky October season!

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Out of The Easy | Ruta Sepetys
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Anyone else get this way?

I am listening to the last portion of the story, and it is making me so anxious because the main character is having horrible foresight. I know that nothing good can come from the flawed perspective she has. Movies where characters keep lying and digging themselves further into a hole also make me anxious like this, so just wondering if anyone else feels the same? Gah.

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In the Shadows | Kiersten White, Jim Di Bartolo
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I ended up really enjoying this book. The artwork was phenomenal, and White always produces a really fun story. It took me a really long time to get through, because I wasn‘t really in the mood for a graphic novel-esque work, but it was definitely worth the read and I do recommend it. #bookspinbingo hosted by @TheAromaofBooks

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Renegades | Marissa Meyer
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Loving this so far bur gosh I got off track for reading last month. Here‘s my September #bookspin. Will do bingo once I finish a novel this month. Only read 3 for last month and none were my spins 😳 bookspin is hosted by @TheAromaofBooks

MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm I have a bad habit of doing the bingo card and never getting to either of my spins. 😅 4mo
TheAromaofBooks Yay!! Good luck!! 4mo
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Afterworlds | Scott Westerfeld
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I enjoy Westerfeld‘s writing a lot. It‘s quick paced, it‘s easy, it has good tone. Afterworlds is a book within a book, and quite a long read but worth it. It was honestly nice to be surrounded by Darcy and her writing world, because it made me feel more connected to my writing life, which I‘ve been feeling a bit disconnected from. Fun read. Read for #bookspinbingo hosted by @TheAromaofBooks

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Day 6. And day 7! Playing catch up for #litsysummercamp. Bring on the toasted marshmallows! Not going to lie, getting to eat this was delightful. I read two books this week, as planned! Stand out was Turtles all the Way Down. I love too many spooky and campfire stories to pick just one. Hosted by @ImperfectCJ

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I think for anyone who suffers from spiraling, this may help your friends and family understand what it‘s like to be stuck in you. As someone who has panic attacks, this was real. This was my brain, at war with itself, where logic does not make sense once the spiral has started to churn. Honestly, a fictional masterpiece about mental health. #bookspin hosted by @TheAromaofBooks and second book for #litsysummercampreadathon by @ImperfectCJ

radesilets I want to add: knowing you are in a spiral logically, but still not logically be able to stop it even though you want to is the most frustrating aspect about spirals. And he writes this so well. (edited) 5mo
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Infinite Days | Rebecca Maizel
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Interesting take on the vampire story; having a vampire turn into a human again. First book for #bookspinbingo hosted by @TheAromaofBooks and #litsysummercampreadathon hosted by @ImperfectCJ

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DivineDiana What a beauty! 😻 5mo
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I Hunt Killers | Barry Lyga
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Day 5 of #litsysummercamp - take a bookish hike! I love listening to mysteries and murders while being surrounded by trees. Which… adds to the fear factor. Tagged a favorite YA mystery novel. Photo from last week‘s camping trip where I did get a lot of mysteries read. @ImperfectCJ

ImperfectCJ Beautifully eerie photo! 5mo
DivineDiana Love your photo! Atmospheric! ❤️ 5mo
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I am in love with Manchee the dog from The Knife of Never Letting Go. He would help gather firewood and chase the night critters away from camp. #litsysummercamp @ImperfectCJ

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Don‘t have a photo for this one, but painting! Really want to get more into painting and drawing. Book binding also intrigued me as a kid. #litsysummercamp @ImperfectCJ

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For #litsysummercamp, the weather is hot hot hot. I just got back from the much cooler (and damper) coast, and I miss it already. Would camp there again. But currently, hazy with an overcast of smoke. Eesh. Not the best outdoors weather (and this photo is much prettier obviously)! @ImperfectCJ

wanderinglynn Great photo! 5mo
radesilets @wanderinglynn thank you! 5mo
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Yay! I love camp and camping. Did a variety of summer camps as a kid/teen and starting to get into camping as an adult.

1. Cabins are best for me (bad back) but I do love being under the stars!
2. Camp for Cozy Cats (I might be snuggling them right now)
3. I don‘t gravitate toward outdoorsy books. Hatchet, however, has stayed with me for a long time. My Side of the Mountain was memorable too.
4. 2 books!
#litsysummercamp @ImperfectCJ

ImperfectCJ I tried to read Hatchet with my son, but he couldn't get past the airplane. We did make it through My Side of the Mountain, though. I haven't slept under the stars in ages but have vivid memories of waking up covered in dew (not bad memories...I was a little confused the first time but after that, it just seemed like a little miracle, water out of air). Glad to have you at camp! 6mo
radesilets @ImperfectCJ the plane and the underwater exploration of it afterward was definitely horrifying. Still remember it as an adult so clearly it left a mark. Maybe this is why I hate planes 🤔🤣 6mo
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Officially ready! No group reads this month (an author I am not the biggest fan of was chosen, so I am skipping) so time to get more of my giant TBR pile read! #bookspin #bookspinbingo hosted by @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Yay!! 6mo
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No bingo again, but here‘s the board from July. Maybe someday I will get a bingo. Read both my #bookspin and #doublespin. #bookspinbingo @TheAromaofBooks putting together my list for August now!

MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm I love your doodles! 😍 6mo
TheAromaofBooks Yay!! Love your artwork as always!! 6mo
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White Rabbit | Caleb Roehrig
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Okay. I loved this book. I loved it because the dialogue was raw and sounded exactly like some of the people I knew in high school. I loved it because I needed a mystery, and this delivered. The motivation behind figuring out the who-done-it is fairly weak (would have preferred more brother and sister camaraderie), but alas, not everything can be perfect. Heavy language. Felt right for the setting. Last #bookspinbingo for July! @TheAromaofBooks

FelinesAndFelonies Pretty kitty 😸 6mo
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Sure, I am game! I have completely failed Bookspin Bingo this year, so my goal is to read 2 books that are from the same row as my bookspin so I can *maybe* get a bingo in August! Who is joining #litsysummercamp #litsysummercampreadathon @ImperfectCJ

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This was for a goodreads book club. I would have walked away from it had it not been for the club read. I wanted to like it. So much potential and it reminded me of The Night Circus, but it had a severe pacing problem. Large parts of the book were dedicated to discussions instead of actually solving the mystery. The MC, despite her family dying, felt very disconnected from the events happening. #bookspinbingo @TheAromaofBooks cont in comments

radesilets So much charm and so much potential, and the descriptions were decent, but the amount of dialogue with low development was painful. 6mo
TheAromaofBooks Always so sad when a book doesn't quite pull it off!!! 6mo
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White Space | Ilsa J. Bick
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This one is a tough one for me to rate. The beginning of the book, about 200 pages, was phenomenal. One of the best YA horrors I had read in a while. Then it veers off into a multi-verse discussion/sort of a superhero realizing their powers, and I‘m not sure what to do about that. I love the beginning, I liked the concepts in the end, but it felt like two completely different books in one. This was the #bookspin for June. @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks I really love your photography assistant's pose in this one 😂 6mo
radesilets @TheAromaofBooks he wanted the treats I was holding and it was so cute, I forgot to take the photo at an angle that showed the book title 🤣 6mo
TheAromaofBooks It looks like you got the important parts in the shot! 😆 6mo
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Redwall (Redwall, #1) | Brian Jacques
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These are honesty just fun books. Listened to the full cast audiobook and it went by like a breeze. Really well read, well cast, and overall a decent story. Can see a lot of things coming from miles away, but a good easy summer read. Would have definitely loved this more as a kid. #bookspin for July @TheAromaofBooks

Lucy_Anywhere I loved these books as a kid! Not sure I would re-read them now as I suspect they just wouldn‘t live up to my memories 6mo
radesilets @Lucy_Anywhere the voice acting sold it. I have owned these books since I was a kid, but never got around to reading them. I imagine small me was intimidated by the length? And adult me didn‘t want to bother? But I need to clear my shelves so I decided to just add the next 1 in the series to each bookspin and see if it gets chosen. It did this month! 6mo
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TieDyeDude I loved these books. I think I only read 5 of them, but meeting Mr. Jacques was probably my favorite author interaction yet 5mo
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White Space | Ilsa J. Bick
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I am struggling with this book. It started out so strong for me, was one of the best young adult horrors I have read in a really long time. But there is a severe pacing problem in the middle of the book. I got to about halfway through when the monsters don‘t really seem to affect the plot. I am hoping now that we seem to be into a new section of the book it will pick up again.

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The Testing | Joelle Charbonneau
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This book has a weird relationship with food. Yes, a part of the book is a survival story, where access to food and water takes center stage. But the parts that aren‘t, the MC says on three different occasions: “I‘m sure tasted good, but I ” continued in comments #bookspinbingo @TheAromaofBooks

radesilets I get it as a method to convey emotions, but I think the narrator on the audiobook also drew more attention to these sections. 6mo
radesilets Don‘t recommend the audiobook for this one. I‘m not sure I‘ll finish the series… I am so-so interested in the sequels, but I am on an audiobook binge right now and I‘ve listened to other books by this narrator. She has a great children‘s lit voice, but sounds too MG for YA I think? Not sure that makes sense, but there you have it. 6mo
radesilets Actual plot of the book is decent. Some twists and turns. I kind of like the lack of anxiety with this MC. Sure, there‘s a lot to worry about and she does worry, but there are times where she goes with the flow and whatever happens, happens. Since I write characters with a lot of internal worries, that was a nice change of pace for me. 6mo
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Crewel | Gennifer Albin
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I liked the book overall, but I felt like the main character found too many people on her side, if that makes sense. Every person she comes across (save for her adversaries) is on her side. It felt too… convenient? Writing was decent, pacing good, audiobook read well. Not too many complaints, but I‘m not sure if I‘ll pick up book two. #doublespin for this month. @TheAromaofBooks

radesilets I switched my first and second books. I made the decision if book one was a spin or double, I‘d flip my list as White Space was my spin for last month and I am still slogging through it (half done). Since #1 was indeed chosen, I traded 1 and 2 so I‘d have a different spin this month. (In case anyone is keeping track) 6mo
TheAromaofBooks Great progress!! And your switch makes total sense - I don't track the specific titles (we run on a loose honor system for BookSpin haha) but I'm always interested to hear how people are making it work!! 6mo
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I remembered to include my bookclub read and star it this month! Added the new titles from my long TBR pile of books I own and colored them orange so I would know what is old and what is new. And yeah, I have like 11 books from the Redwall series and have only ever read one 😅 #bookspin @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Oh man, I busted my way through a BUNCH of Redwall books last year!! I overall enjoyed them, although they did start to feel a little same-y after a while haha 7mo
radesilets @TheAromaofBooks I have only read Martin the Warrior, but it‘s time to at least add one to the TBR list. 7mo
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White Space | Ilsa J. Bick
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Totally failed reading my actual #bookspin but managed to read a lot more than I thought due to #20in4 (got up to 16 hrs, decent first attempt!) reading White Space now, 1/3rd of the way through. Emergency Contact was cute. Skyhunter was super fun. Skinny was very realistic (in a good way). Rig was so so and Boneless Mercies disappointed. #bookspinbingo @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! Great month!!! 7mo
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radesilets @rockpools thank you! I hope to get more than five one of these days. 7mo
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White Space | Ilsa J. Bick
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I have no idea why this book has bad ratings. Thus far, I have adored the writing. This is also the first young adult horror that has made me nervous. I mean that in the best way possible, because I have no idea what is going to happen next and what nightmare is going to come to life. Excited to keep reading, this is my #bookspin for June but I doubt I‘ll finish with only a few hours left! Will be my first July read though! @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Yay!! When you review it, just let me know it was June's Spin & you'll still get credit for the giveaway!! 7mo
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The Boneless Mercies | April Tucholke
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What a disappointment. I had been looking forward to this book. I even bought it new, because the concept is great. A bunch of young women done with the death trade decide to quest for more in their lives. The downside? More talking about action than action. The MC only wants glory and fame (makes her unlikeable) and only has heartfelt convos with people she‘s about to kill. Huge bummer. #bookspinbingo #20in4 15 hrs @TheAromaofBooks @Andrew65

Andrew65 Oh no, sorry it wasn‘t better. 7mo
TheAromaofBooks Oh that sucks!! 7mo
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White Space | Ilsa J. Bick
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Only a few pages into White Space, and I am not sure the formatting and I are going to get along. It is so hard for me to read italics as dialogue. I will give it a bit longer to see if I adjust, because it feels like an interesting concept. Started The Boneless Mercies on audiobook as well, just in case. I love audiobooks when I have chores around the house. #20in4 ending Saturday with about 7hrs and 14 min. Better than I thought!

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Skinny | Donna Cooner
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Despite this book being focused largely on the main character‘s feeling about her weight, there is a universality in feeling not confident in your own skin. Based on the author‘s own internal struggles, reads very real. Biggest complaint: the character names: Ever and Rat (yes, it‘s a nickname, but still). #bookspinbingo and #20in4 up to 5 hrs 49 minutes. @Andrew65 @TheAromaofBooks

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Skinny | Donna Cooner
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It is going to be over 100 degrees the next two days, so I am joining my first #20in4 challenge. I am hoping to finish Skinny and read part of White Space. Looking for hours here, and I already read about 1 hour. I am bad at tracking, to be honest, but I‘ll try. Hosted by @Andrew65

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Emergency Contact | Mary H. K. Choi
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I really liked this book. Read on audio book / paperback. It was a cute romance, but also covered a lot of not typical things in romance. Covers some hard topic, family relationships. It felt like a real story, not just a romance for romance‘s sake. Well rounded. Read as one of my #bookspin and #bookspinbingo reads. @TheAromaofBooks

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Girl Nevermore | R.A. Desilets
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I am taking a chance on publishing my next work on Kindle Vella. It‘s a YA contemporary novella called Break Free, and I am really excited about it. More information to come soon, but for now here‘s a quote from already released Girl Nevermore. I use Litsy for reading primarily, so don‘t expect author spam from me. ^_^ I read a ton of YA and love meeting other YA readers.

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The Rig | Joe Ducie
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Interesting concept. This was actually similar to a novel idea that I had as a teen, which was really a trip reading it in someone else‘s words. I wanted to like it more than I did. For a maximum security prison, the main character has a lot of free range on the rig. The action sequences were a little disjointed, especially toward the end. #bookspinbingo #doublespin @TheAromaofBooks

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Skyhunter | Marie Lu
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Munster cat doesn‘t look impressed, but gosh I liked this book. It‘s fun. It has high stakes. There‘s no instant love, but a slow bond unfolding over time. There‘s loss. There‘s a heck of a lot of good writing. Excited for book number two.

Read as one of my #bookspinbingo reads. @TheAromaofBooks

DarkMina I loved this book! The next one comes out soon. (edited) 7mo
radesilets @DarkMina it was so fun! Definitely excited to pick up the next book. 7mo
TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! Marie Lu is one of those authors who has been on my radar for a long time, but I still haven't gotten to any of her books yet! 7mo
radesilets @TheAromaofBooks definitely worth it! 7mo
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That moment when you are so tired from the vaccine that you nearly forget the “u” in June. You know, normal things. Ready for this month‘s spin! #bookspin #bookspinbingo @TheAromaofBooks

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Reverie | Ryan La Sala
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There were a lot of quotable moments about this book, but the ending felt really rushed. While I recommend it for the writing, I‘m not sure it will ever stick out as one of my favorites.

Wrapping up the month! For book bingo in May, really happy that I got through five reads, and DFN‘d another, so did more of my list than usual. Maybe I will get bingo one of these days. #bookspin #bookspinbingo @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Yay!! Love your board!! 8mo
radesilets @TheAromaofBooks decided to get a little artsy with it! I really like drawing but don‘t nearly dive into it as much as I should. 8mo
TheAromaofBooks Well I think these turned out lovely!! It's amazing how hard it can be to make time to indulge in small hobbies sometimes. 8mo
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Unite Me | Tahereh Mafi
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Gosh I love her writing.

Need to jump back into this series since it is no longer just a trilogy.

#bookspinbingo #doublespin #bookspin @TheAromaofBooks

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“Wanna” and “howzit” and “ur” — I can‘t do it. Also the MC saying she will only believe she‘s pretty if she gets a boyfriend in chapter one? This isn‘t for me.

I really wanted to like this because it has a natural disaster and is set in Hawaii, but I am not connecting with this MC.

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TheAromaofBooks I'm not a fan of books that have so much slang that it detracts from the narrative. 8mo
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Reverie | Ryan La Sala
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“There is a dangerous truth within you.”
Really like this writing so far.

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Wolf by Wolf | Ryan Graudin
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Well written. Interesting concept. I think, however, I was not in the mood for this kind of book. The alternative reality dystopian felt a little too real, what with everything going on the world. That being said, it was well written. The pacing was great. Story decent. It‘s a pick because of how well it was written, but I was not in the mood for it. Audiobook was done very well too. #bookspin @TheAromaofBooks

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I enjoyed the book, but it wasn‘t a favorite. The end felt a bit rushed—hurry up and move onto book two. I appreciate how light the romance was and I appreciate that this featured female characters who weren‘t motivated by romance. Writing was solid.

Read as a #bookspinbingo read. @TheAromaofBooks onto the next one!

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The Crown of Gilded Bones | Jennifer L. Armentrout
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How did I not know that this was more than a trilogy? Why do I have a horrible book hangover? Where am I?

Used for a free space in #bookspinbingo because I always forget to add my current read to the actual bookspin list. Eesh.

Excellent 3rd installment of the series. I need to grabby hands book 4.

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This Is Not a Test | Courtney Summers
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1. Yes, I‘m also an author of YA fiction.
2. Tagged a non-recent read, but I adore the writing by Courtney Summers.
3. Coming of age stories—strong and emotional pulls. Sometimes not thinking of the consequences. Main character usually is a teenager—usually.
@ozma.of.oz #sundayfunday

ozma.of.oz Your thoughts for 3 are really interesting! Thank you for sharing! 9mo
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Ready for May‘s #bookspin! @TheAromaofBooks

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Daughter of the Siren Queen | Tricia Levenseller
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This is the April #bookspinbingo wrap post. Loved the DotPK and DotSK series. So fun. Recommend for pirate goodness, but super light on character description. No bingo again, but May is already here!