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wildandwonderfulreads

Joined June 2017

I love good books, coffee & jumping in puddles 💙
You could rattle the stars🌟Bookstagram: @wildandwonderfulreads 📷 wildandwonderfulreads.com 💻
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Inescapable by Amy A. Bartol
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"Only you can decide what breaks you, Cursebreaker. Only you." - ACOWAR, Sarah J. Maas

I still haven't picked up this book, yet...?

?️Quote print by @Reverieandink

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Kissing Max Holden | Katy Upperman
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I was really excited to read this book, and I LIKED it, but I had some issues with it. The premise of this book was a lot of the draw for me. I found the main characters, Max & Jillian, to be a realistic kind of flawed. High school & family drama played a large part in the evolution of their relationship, but I found myself wanting more of Max & Jillian as 'Max & Jillian.'

3.5 stars - still recommend!

*Full review on my blog - link in my bio*

wildandwonderfulreads P.S. Kissing Max Holden releases 8/1/17 💋 2y
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Coming Up for Air | Miranda Kenneally
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I was able to read an e-ARC of this book via Netgalley thanks to the publisher, and I really enjoyed it! It was a great summer (quick) read, although I was weirded out a bit by repeated references to the main character's "urges." ? I was able to relate to this book, though, because I used to be in the same world of competitive swimming.

Overall, I am glad I read a Miranda Kenneally book, finally!

FULL REVIEW ON MY BLOG - link in my bio

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Happy book birthday to The Dream Keeper's Daughter 🎉

How beautiful is this cover!?! 😍

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The One | Kiera Cass
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Have you taken any literary-inspired trips? I'm not necessarily talking about the Wizarding World of HP in Florida (although, I do want to go there, too) ...but, have you planned trips to, say, a favorite author's birthplace or the setting of a book you love?

Ever since I was young, I have wanted to go to Switzerland for no other reason than I loved Heidi 💕

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"Everything's a risk. Not doing anything is a risk. It's up to you." - Everything, Everything; Nicola Yoon

Yup, still on the ginornous TBR (and my to-watch movie list). This cover is so pretty, though ???

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The Book of Aon | K. M. Higginbotham
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This is a book that deserves more love & attention from a young author! The premise of the book had my attention from the go, as did K.M.'s colloquial writing style. The characters were lovable & relatable, although Joey made me simultaneously adore him & want to hit him across the head 🙈 I definitely recommend this book; support this young writer & check it out.

FULL REVIEW ON MY BLOG - link in my bio!

398.2 Sounds good! I'll have to check it out. 2y
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Daughter of the Pirate King | Tricia Levenseller
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I wanted to know some honest opinions...

I've heard people speak really highly of this book then others say it read very juvenile. If you've read it, what did you think? I love YA, but I'm 32, so books that lean more middle grade aren't usually my thing. Give me some spoiler-free thoughts!

thatbookishpirate My honest opinion is that this book is fantastic! I read it in a day and a half, I really couldn't put it down. I would suggest this to anyone I know, and I'm 28 years old. 2y
Katpie1701 I loved it! It definitely felt like a solid YA book to me, not middle grade. Especially the main character. 2y
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"You might belong in Hufflepuff,
Where they are just and loyal,
Those patient Hufflepuffs are true,
And unafraid of toil." - Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, J.K. Rowling

Where are my fellow Hufflepuffs??!! ?? Which HP House are you in?

?️Candle from @novellyyours
?️Bookmark from Midnight Alley
?️Scarf from a past Litcube box

daydreamsandnightreads Hufflepuff pride 🙌🏻☺️💛 2y
Rachel_R._Smith Ravenclaw here 😊 2y
wildandwonderfulreads Yay! Heyyyy fellow Hufflepuff 👋 @daydreamsandnightreads 2y
wildandwonderfulreads Ahhhh I know soo many Ravenclaws 🤗 💙 @Rachel_R._Smith 2y
daydreamsandnightreads @wildandwonderfulreads happy to meet another house mate ☺️ us Hufflepuffs gotta stick together!! 💛 2y
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Love & Gelato | Jenna Evans Welch
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Love & Gelato was a quick, easy read; perfect for summertime! I liked this book so much! I would recommend it to anyone who likes young love, stories of love & loss, or those who want a refreshing read. I loved the author's conversational writing style; it made me want to be friends with Lina. My qualm: a brief, overstuffed timeline (makes it much less realistic).

*FULL REVIEW ON MY BLOG - link in my bio*

🔹️Candle from Handmade Gardner Magic

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The Valiant | Lesley Livingston
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The majority of these books, I realize, I ran out and bought IMMEDIATLY when they released, and I have read precisely ZERO of them to-date 🙈 ughhh I am so bad about that, which explains why I have SO many unread books on my shelves 😞 #booknerdproblems #tbr

britreadsbooks I have the same problem! I've started tackling my TBR in order of release 😅 2y
thatbookishpirate I have this problem all the time! 2y
Yabookgrl1981 I do the same thing. It's awful. I actually cancelled a ton of pre orders because it was so out of hand. I have to just keep telling myself the books won't go away and I can still read them some day. If authors would stop writing trilogies it wouldn't be so bad lol!! 2y
Jess_Read_This You are amongst a very likeminded crowd who see that as a badge of honor! (Or that's what I tell myself as I gaze at my TBR pile🤔) But start with Gilded Cage! It was awesome! 😂 2y
b00kswithmaps Lol I see a few that I bought immediately and haven't read yet 😂 I did read Gilded Cage and enjoyed it though 2y
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Throne of Glass | Sarah J. Maas
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"You could rattle the stars," she whispered. "You could do anything, if only you dared. And deep down, you know it, too. That‘s what scares you most." - Throne of Glass, Sarah J. Maas

This is absolutely one of my favorite book quotes ? I adore this series!

?️#Bookstagram temp tattoo from @Bookmarkdtattoos ?
?️ Rattle the Stars ring from When Melissa Reads

foreverxbookish I love this quote!! I need to read the rest of the series. So far I've only read Throne of Glass! 2y
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Wonderland | Emory R Frie
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Cover WIN😍

For a short book, it took me forever to read! The Alice elements & that of other popular tales (i.e. Peter Pan & Little Red Riding Hood) were great, but I often felt the story lagging & leaving gaps/unanswered questions. It IS a series, but I'm uncompelled to continue to read the adventure. The author is young, & there were some high points, but it just wasn't my cup of tea (no pun intended).

*FULL REVIEW ON MY BLOG - link in my bio*

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Untitled | Unknown
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Happy Friday, book buddies ? Today is just screaming "rainy, reading day!" BUT, instead, I am at my office...working ?

Today is also screaming "give me ALL THE COFFEE" It is seriously dragging ☕

A sweet friend I met through Bookstagram made this embroidery for me, and I adore it ? This suits me to a T! Find A Sweet Stitch Shop on Etsy ?

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An Ember in the Ashes | Sabaa Tahir
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"Fear is only your enemy if you allow it to be." - An Ember in the Ashes, Sabaa Tahir

I have to send a little love to one of my favorite YA series (and my book boyfriend, Elias ?)

?️Print from the lovely @Reverieandink

b00kswithmaps 😍😍 so prettyyy 2y
Honeydukesbooks This is gorgeous!🌟 2y
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The Dream Thieves | Maggie Stiefvater
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We picked up where The Raven Boys left off; continuing the mission to uncover the mysteries of Glendower, but this installment primarily focuses on the story of Ronan Lynch. I started off reading this book slowly because, to be frank, I wasn't the biggest Ronan fan. I learned to love him by the end, though. Maggie captivates her audience & I enjoyed every mystically weird moment!

*FULL REVIEW ON THE BLOG - link in bio*

JenWindramReads I grew to love Ronan too 😄 2y
wildandwonderfulreads @JenWindramReads It took a little while, but he definitely grew on me 😊 2y
b00kswithmaps Ohhhhh I have that mug and I love it!! 2y
wildandwonderfulreads @b00kswithmaps it's pretty stellar, right!?!! 💙💙💙 2y
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Hunted | Meagan Spooner
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One of my favorite things that I've read recently, was the dedication in this book:

"To the girl
who reads by flashlight
who sees dragons in the clouds
who feels most alive in worlds that never were
who knows magic is real
who dreams

This is for you."

For those that actually read it, Meagan probably connected with so many readers before her story even began ?

?️Mug from Bookworm Boutique

Chachic Such a beautiful dedication! 💖 2y
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Before I Fall | Lauren Oliver
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"Maybe you can afford to wait. Maybe for you there's a tomorrow. Maybe for you there's one thousand tomorrows, or three thousand, or ten, so much time you can bathe in it, roll around it, let it slide like coins through you fingers. So much time you can waste it.

But for some of us there's only today. And the truth is, you never really know." - Before I Fall, Lauren Oliver

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Caraval | Stephanie Garber
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Remember...it‘s only a game! But, Stephanie Garber created such an interesting story that I found myself wondering if it truly was only a game. When you go through something as cutting as Scarlett & Tella had with their father, and you dream for so long of a grandiose fantasy that you think only a mastermind can grant you, it seems easy to get caught up in the performance of Caraval. I fell for the game & am left wanting in all the right ways ❤

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A Court of Mist and Fury | Sarah J. Maas
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SJM has an immense talent for character development & world building. We were introduced to Prythian & those that inhabit it in ACOTAR, but I couldn't have hoped for a more full immersion in that world than what I received in ACOMAF. It was completely magical. I didn't expect my feelings towards characters to shift so drastically from one book to the next, but SJM's writing led me to fully feel as Feyre was. This book was powerful & satisfying!

Rheya_Reads Beautifully said! Couldn't agree more! 2y
MrBook Wonderful! 2y
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Strange the Dreamer | Laini Taylor
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I'm from Morgantown, WV, and today is West Virginia Day 🏞 It's basically a day to celebrate the state's birthday 🎉

I identify gold and blue with West Virginia because I moved here in 2003 to attend WVU, and those are the school colors, so Strange the Dreamer was fitting for today 💛💙

🔖Bookmark by Marked by Mary
🕯Candle by Nox to Lumos Candle Co ( @Yetstillshereads )

#book #bookish #cuecountryroads #bookishmerchfeatures #lainitaylor

Coleen Great pic! 2y
MrBook Congrats to WV's bday! 2y
MrBook @BookBabe and I live in PA 👍🏻. 2y
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wildandwonderfulreads Thank you @MrBook It was a pretty fabulous day 🤗 and it seems we may be neighbors(ish) 2y
MrBook Lol! 2y
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Me Before You | Jojo Moyes
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"You only get one life. It's actually your duty to live it as fully as possible." - Me Before You, Jojo Moyes

This Parisian Cafe candle from In the Wick of Time of one of my favorites! I think the label is perfect with the nod to Lou's stripey bumblebee tights ? ❤

Jess_Read_This I was a hot mess by the end of this book. Pretty pic! 2y
wildandwonderfulreads @Jess_Read_This I hear ya! I read this in about a day and felt so many emotions, but I was a trainwreck by the end 😭 2y
Natsinbookland This book was an emotional rollercoaster 😭😭😭 2y
wildandwonderfulreads Right!?! @Natsinbookland I was laughing at Lou one minute then hysterically crying the next! 2y
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The Emperor's Tomb | Steve Berry
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Happy #mapmonday! I love when I finish a book & I am so excited that I'm led to other great books/authors. I love Dan Brown; he's an auto-buy for me, so years ago I searched for similar authors and found Steve Berry. Steve Berry happens to always have hardcovers in Barnes & Nobles' clearance section for under $7! How can I go wrong with books in a style I like on the cheap!?!

Do you have any similar experiences?

#happymonday #bookswithmaps

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Harry Potter | JK Rowling
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It has been so long since I have read Harry Potter, so I have been thinking of doing a re-read, but my TBR is already ridiculously out of control that I just don't think it will actually happen. The 20th anniversary book release has been making me seriously consider it, though!

When was the last time you read Harry Potter?

🔹️Bookmarks from Nerdie Nifties

#harrypotter #jkrowling #shelfie #shelfiesunday #nerdienifties #hogwarts #hufflepuff

TheBookNirvana I have been thinking about a reread too! I started to this past winter, and I managed to get to book 3. I am thinking of picking them back up this summer. 2y
shiningpages I haven't read the Harry Potter books in so long 😭 they were the first series I ever read way back when I was in third grade and every time I tell myself I'm going to reread them, it just never happens 😬😬 2y
foreverxbookish I reread them last summer 😁 2y
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wildandwonderfulreads @TheBookNirvana it's definitely a time commitment to do a re-read of HP (might also be partly what's holding me back). Ugh, decisions! 2y
wildandwonderfulreads @shiningpages EXACTLY! It wasn't quite that long ago for me, but it's been a whileee, and any time I psych myself up for it, a book releases or I fall behind in book club reads and talk myself out of it again 🙈 2y
JenWindramReads It's been about a year and a half for me. I might do a reread this winter 🤔 2y
Rachel_R._Smith I read them last when Deathly Hallows was released. 🙈 The 20th Anniversary editions have me itching for a reread too. 😆 2y
booksandskittles These are gorgeous! 💕 2y
wildandwonderfulreads Oh wow ypu read them fairly recently @JenWindramReads I need to get on this reread haha 2y
wildandwonderfulreads That's what sparked the itch for me @Rachel_R._Smith Those books are gorgeous and have me wanting to dive back in the wizarding world 🤗 2y
litmuggle Its been a bit but I'm starting them with my youngest now. 2y
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Happy #socksunday 💕 I think I am in the same boat as quite a few others in trying to figure Litsy out...

You would never know it by my recent reads, but I DO actually like other genres besides YA fantasy, sci-fi & contemporary! I have a decent collection of mysteries, thrillers, and crime fiction, but social media tends to convince me to keep reading popular YA 🙈

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The Star-Touched Queen | Roshani Chokshi
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"No matter where we are, we‘ll always share the same sky. We can always find each other in the same constellation." - The Star-Touched Queen, Roshani Chokshi

I love this The Star-Touched Queen-inspired candle from Icey Designs (Etsy). It's a nice musky, woodsy scent, and the label is stunning. This was a sampler size, but it really fills the room ?

NeylaKunta Welcome to Litsy! 😊💟 2y
MrBook Great posts!!! Welcome to @Litsy ! We hope you enjoy your stay with us 😊👍🏻. We're the most positive, tight-knit, passionate bibliophile community you'll meet. Careful: this'll take over your life. 😂👏🏻🙌🏻 2y
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wildandwonderfulreads Haha thanks for the warm welcome @MrBook I am loving Litsy so far! 2y
MrBook 🙌🏻 2y
Chachic Welcome to Litsy! 🎉🎉🎉 2y
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