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sarahgreatlove
Carry On | Rainbow Rowell
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I‘ve been on a re-reading kick lately and since listening to this on audio I love it so much more. Preparing for the arrival of my Wayward Son pre-order and loving this book so much. Been reading on kindle and am re-posting my old photo, but upgrading from 4 stars to 5! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Jesstifies I just read this for the first time and loved it 💖 4h
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sarahgreatlove
Pumpkinheads | Rainbow Rowell
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Ahhhhh. Worth the wait. Sweet, adorable, funny, lovely. I‘m looking forward to reading it with my daughter too. 🎃🎃🎃🎃🎃

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sarahgreatlove
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This weekend was so pleasant: I‘d been concerned that I had nothing good to read, so I picked this one up off my shelf and oh, what a delight. Being back in the world of temeraire and Laurence was exactly what I needed. I adored book 1 in this series, absolutely snored through book 2 (it sets some important groundwork tho), but 3 onwards 😍 this one is number 4 and was fabulous. Dragons, war, friendship, history. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Caroline2 Oh I‘ve had book 1 on my tbr shelf for years now...sounds like I need to move it up the pile. 👍 2w
sarahgreatlove Book 1 is amazing! And unlike other series, I‘ve found it easy enough to remember details even if I take a break between books. It‘s so nice to have something you enjoy to come back to. 1w
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sarahgreatlove
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I love the Sherlock Holmes stories, and I love mysteries with a sassy lady detective type, so I thought this book would go down a treat, and it sure did. I loved Charlotte and John‘s weird relationship, I loved the parallels between the original Holmes and Watson, and I just love watson, in general. Hanging out now to read the others. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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sarahgreatlove
A Winter's Promise | Christelle Dabos
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W O W. I spotted this book on the table at my favorite independent bookshop, and requested a copy from the library. The premise was fascinating: a girl who can walk through mirrors, but it‘s more than that. A mystery and complex, fascinating worldbuilding, a plot that makes it impossible to put down. Cannot wait to read the next books!!! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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sarahgreatlove
The Girl of Ink and Stars | Kiran Millwood Hargrave
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I had heard a great interview with the author about this book so had it on my TBR. I listened to it on audio and it was pretty exciting, the narration was good and I was certainly interested enough to keep going and finish it pretty quickly. a story of 2 brave young girls on an adventure to save their island. Lots of magic and fantasy. ⭐️⭐️⭐️💫

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sarahgreatlove
Forest Born | Shannon Hale
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This series - the books of Bayern - has been amazing 💚🙌🏻 I read The Goose Girl on summer holiday and wrapped up the series with this one over one day. Medieval fantasy - castles, princesses, magic powers - but suitable for pre-teen and teen readers (no adult content warnings needed), they‘re gripping and full of loveable heroines and heroes. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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sarahgreatlove
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I love Jyn erso, and this book was a great back story, leading up to exactly the beginning of Rogue One. Not my favorite Star Wars book by a long shot, but if you‘re a fan of that movie, you should like this. ⭐️⭐️⭐️💫

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sarahgreatlove
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This book was really helpful and practical. While it‘s written in a style that usually irritates me (“Bob is a leader who blah blah blah”: stories about people who don‘t actually exist), the information and insights contained were pertinent and revelatory enough that I could let that go. Highly recommended for anyone involved in church or ministry leadership. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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sarahgreatlove
Ms. Marvel Vol. 10 | Rainbow Rowell, G Willow Wilson, Saladin Ahmed
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Loved catching up on Ms Marvel. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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sarahgreatlove
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I attempted to read this aloud to my 8 year old son last year, but I believe he was too young for it. And I was getting tripped up on the funny words. I switched to audiobook this year and it was awesome. The story is gripping and funny and the emotions, particularly between the siblings, are very real and relatable. I could see what was coming in terms of The Big Secret, but that didn‘t ruin it. I‘m eager to read the others. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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sarahgreatlove
Alphabet Squadron | Alexander Freed
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Well, I love the cover. I usually do Star Wars by audio where possible, but they‘ve not released this in NZ yet in that format. I did like the story but I found it a bit confusing in places. I‘m still questioning some of the characters motivations and loyalty even when the story is over. I do think I‘ll come back, perhaps reread this one before the next ones come out, (this is a trilogy) as Yrica Quell is engaging enough to want more of. ⭐️⭐️⭐️💫

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sarahgreatlove
Star Wars Queen's Shadow | Emily Kate Johnston
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Terrible photo, but great book. I had been eagerly awaiting this and it didn‘t disappoint. It was fascinating to see more detail about Padme, down to her outfits and hair (and their real function) and her weird voice... everything is intentional and it was fascinating. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

ReadingOver50 Looks interesting
2mo
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sarahgreatlove
The Song of Achilles | Madeline Miller
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This was a good read but nowhere near as fun as Circe. I‘m definitely into the myth retelling genre now though! This one is about Achilles and Patroclus and the story of Troy. A different perspective than that which has gone before. ⭐️⭐️⭐️💫

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sarahgreatlove
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I loved this 😍 I listened on audio, which was actually really fun. I‘d like to own both these books though. Sweet, fun, romantic books for nerds. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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sarahgreatlove
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So excited to be getting back into this series. My only problem was that it had been so long since I read the last one, I‘d forgotten how it ended. I‘m glad I don‘t have to wait long for the next. I can‘t believe how fast she keeps churning these out, it‘s awesome! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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sarahgreatlove
Ms. Marvel Vol. 8: Mecca | G. Willow Wilson
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I‘ve spent my holiday catching up on my comic reading. I love Ms Marvel but do admit that jumping in after not reading a comic for a year or so is confusing. I liked the addition of Red Dagger in this also.

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sarahgreatlove
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Oh, C3PO. I‘m so nervous for you. I need volume 3 but for some inexplicable reason it wasn‘t in my library holds and I can‘t go to volume 4 without it! Love these comics. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️💫

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sarahgreatlove
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I had heard these comics were good, and I‘m definitely in agreement. Poe‘s behavior in the movies is frustrating and arrogant at times (especially in the last Jedi) and it‘s very helpful to see his back story and everything he has done so far for the resistance. Also I ❤️ bb8. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️💫

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sarahgreatlove
Vision of the Future | Timothy Zahn
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I enjoyed this more than Specter of the Past, but it‘s far from my favorite Star Wars book. I listened on audio, which is always great, though some of the alien voices drove me nuts. i did at least get the Luke and Mara action I was there for and some of my questions got answered. Also loving seeing Leia‘s growing strength in the force. ⭐️⭐️⭐️💫

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sarahgreatlove
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This book blew my mind. I grew up deeply entrenched in the Christian purity culture she writes about, and as such I read this book and whisper “is what she says really true?”
I hope so.
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sarahgreatlove
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I enjoyed this one, but forgot to take a photo before it went back to the library. Interesting having Luke‘s point of view of things, not something I‘ve seen much of in the current canon. Not my fave Star Wars book but not bad either. ⭐️⭐️⭐️💫

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Specter of the Past | Timothy Zahn
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This was very average. I was only in it for Luke and Mara jade and there just wasn‘t enough of that for me. Sigh. ⭐️⭐️💫

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sarahgreatlove
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These covers are STUNNING. And I was totally satisfied with this conclusion. There were so many amazing moments. Especially the clone meeting scene 😂 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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sarahgreatlove
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Argh. I love this series. I‘m a huge Paul fan and I love how the narration flashes back to their times together. Margarette goes through the wringer in this one and questions everything she thought she knew. You just have to go straight to the next book though 😂 addictive. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Carry On | Rainbow Rowell
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Well this was a re-read, but I got the audiobook after seeing the author post that the narrator is playing king George in Hamilton on Broadway 🙀 No regrets, I love the book even more now that I‘ve listened to it. Argh. So good. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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sarahgreatlove
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This book is a beautiful love letter to humanity, in a way, especially to all of us who struggle with anxiety and overwhelm. It‘s very poetic but also very practical. I‘ll definitely be buying this one for friends. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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sarahgreatlove
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This book has made an impact on me already, though I‘ve read my fair share of habit and productivity books, this had plenty that stood out. The idea of making very small, almost insignificant changes, but sticking with them regularly even to the point of boredom has left me with plenty to ponder. Also dropping the guilt around easiness. Ease is natural to us and even the most accomplished people make their habits super easy to achieve. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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sarahgreatlove
Becoming | Michelle Obama
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This book made me feel simultaneously heartbroken and hopeful. I‘m not American but the Obama‘s represented to me the best of that beautiful nation. Reading this will make anyone who agrees grieve deeply the differences between then and now.
I listened to the audiobook, which is of course, amazing, as it‘s narrated by Michelle herself.
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Susannah I couldn‘t agree with you more about the Obamas representing the best of us here in the United States. I feel so ashamed that we could wreck it all so quickly. 4mo
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sarahgreatlove
Defy the Fates | Claudia Gray
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I was so happy to get these both out of the library at the same time. The final in the series, I won‘t give anything away, but it was gripping and also grappled with tricky issues rather than brushing them away. A bit of a scary insight into what could be in store for humanity in 200 years, but still, I‘m here for it 🤣 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Defy the Worlds | Claudia Gray
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I looooooove these books. Book 2 in a trilogy, these keep me on the edge of my seat. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Defy the Stars | Claudia Gray
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Wow. This was a fantastic read. I don‘t have the right words, but man, so so good. Set far in the future (2527, I think?) where earth is no longer a nice planet to live on, and there are 4 other inhabitable planets connected by gates in space... a story about a human solider and a Mech- sophisticated one of a kind robot- I didn‘t want to put it down. Great characters, fast paced, romance, mystery. Loved it! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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sarahgreatlove
Thousand Pieces of You | Claudia Gray
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Argh oh my goodness, this book 🙀🙀🙀 this was one of the first audiobooks I ever listened to, but I got a third through and it returned to the library, and I never got around to going back to it until now. Wow, I loved it so much. Time/dimension travel, romance, mystery, suspense - so so good. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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sarahgreatlove
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I watched the Solo movie on a tiny airline movie screen, so I really enjoyed this audiobook. It made some things much more clear and I appreciated reading what was going through Qui‘ra‘s head, as I remember finding her quite inscrutable in the movie. Loved the epilogue too. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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sarahgreatlove
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Ooooo I so enjoyed this. The last couple of Star Wars books I‘ve read have been set earlier and it‘s been fascinating actually, to be pre-Luke and Leia. The relationship between Obi-Wan and Qui-Gon was complicated and set against an intriguing backdrop of a royal court and political upheaval. Twists I did no see coming. I love how Claudia Gray writes the Star Wars universe. I already eagerly await her next book! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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sarahgreatlove
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Thoroughly enjoyed this audiobook. This trilogy started a bit slow for me but kicked into gear with books 2 and 3. Now I‘m in the mood for every Star Wars book that involves Mara... and I‘m annoyed my library wait lost is so long! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Star Wars : Kanan: Le dernier Padawan | Pepe Larraz, Greg Weisman
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I don‘t know if I‘ve found the right book in Litsy here, but this was a collection of Kanan comics based around the character from Star Wars rebels, which I have never seen, and that didn‘t lessen my enjoyment. These were beautifully drawn and I enjoyed the flashbacks, as I‘m fascinated with what happened to the Jedi after order 66 and the clones turned. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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sarahgreatlove
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I loved this book 😍 it was sweet and heartfelt and I‘m really glad that it ended how it did. Miriam and Weldon were flawed characters dealing with a bunch of crap from their families, and they had to navigate that while falling in love. I love comics too so this was easy subject matter for me. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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sarahgreatlove
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This book was a bit 🤷🏼‍♀️🤯 and while I enjoyed listening to it, and kept returning to it, I was simultaneously left confused as anything. The story itself was easy to follow: a sister hunting for her rogue brother. The scenes from their childhood were straightforward too. I guess because it was set so early I have no idea what the heck is going on and whether it even was set early or in fact isn‘t... and that‘s my confusing review 🤣 ⭐️⭐️⭐️

MrBook Nice review! 5mo
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sarahgreatlove
Geekerella | Ashley Poston
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I really enjoyed this ❤️❤️❤️ very light and fun but lovely and relatable... I like fairy tale retellings, and this Cinderella story told through fandom, cosplay and conventions was 😍😍😍. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Lumberjanes: The Moon Is Up (Lumberjanes #2) | Mariko Tamaki, Boom! Studios
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I enjoyed book one in this series, will ask my library to get this one!

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sarahgreatlove
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I convinced my husband to buy this for me and put it aside for me for Mother‘s Day 😂

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Owl Sense | Miriam Darlington
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This one looked fascinating... I love owls.

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Went to my fave bookstore today while on holiday and took many pictures of books I really wanted!

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sarahgreatlove
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Cute, weird, fun. I haven‘t read the actual book, or watched the show, but I really liked this book, and am now motivated to fold everything into tiny little rectangles. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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sarahgreatlove
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These books are bizarre but fun. Book 2 was definitely better than book 1. I‘ve read so much of the current Star Wars Disney canon that I‘m excited to be only at the beginning of this part, even if it doesn‘t link with the movies. Leia as a beginner Jedi and force user is amazing, I love it. Listened on audio, by far the best way to experience Star Wars fiction ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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sarahgreatlove
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Ahhhhhhhh... sooooo good. I really loved this story. It‘s a Leia origins story really, she‘s 16 years old in Alderaan, trying to prove herself to her parents and accidentally uncovering their involvement in the rebellion while she‘s at it. I hope Claudia Gray continues writing Star Wars canon until she is old and gray 🤣❤️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Star Wars: Dark Disciple | Christie Golden
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Getting into a bad habit of returning books to the library without taking a photo! This one was great. I motored through the first half, then got really stressed and took a break for like a week, and then finished it in a sitting. I love the clone wars and enjoyed reading a Star Wars book set during that era. Asajj is a feisty character and I will admit to being a bit 😍 over Voss. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️💫

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Star Wars: Crucible | Troy Denning
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This is the final book in the “old” canon, before Disney Star Wars.
It was incredibly cool seeing Leia as a Jedi Knight. And I think I preferred it to battle weary General Leia in a way. She was unbelievably fierce and awesome, and the confidence Han had in her ability was so attractive!
So if you can get past the fact that the entire timeline is different (there‘s no Ben Solo, for instance, no first order) then this is really fun stuff. 5 stars!

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Star Wars: Ahsoka | E. K. Johnston
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I really enjoyed this audiobook, narrated by the actor who voices her in the seeies. I‘m only partly through season 2 of the clone wars, so I don‘t know some of the history behind this, but it didn‘t stop me from getting involved. I like Ahsoka a lot and this book gave me more of an insight into her character, but I also really enjoyed meeting Beil Organa and seeing the beginnings of the rebellion. And Leia as a toddler 😍😭 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️💫