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  • To stay warm on a snowy day, yes to coffee with milk!😍
Finally it’s snowing in Reims and im@way beyond happy since it’s my first time seeing snow😳
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And here are the two books I’ve finished so far in 2019 :) Both are extremely entertaining, though different in themes! Let me know if you have read them and if you do, your thoughts please!!! <3
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#myyearofrestandrelaxation #thetenantofwildfellhall
  • To stay warm on a snowy day, yes to coffee with milk!😍
    Finally it’s snowing in Reims and im@way beyond happy since it’s my first time seeing snow😳

    And here are the two books I’ve finished so far in 2019 :) Both are extremely entertaining, though different in themes! Let me know if you have read them and if you do, your thoughts please!!! <3
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    #myyearofrestandrelaxation #thetenantofwildfellhall
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  • Happy Friyay 🎉🎉 what’s everyone currently reading? I‘m rereading Fangirl, but I need to reread this underrated book that I haven’t talked about much called thE sUN is aLsO a sTaR 🌟 (there’s also a movie coming out so that’s why you should read it!)
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I got this snazzy collector’s edition for Christmas and I love the purple pages (which I forgot to photograph, niiice) but let me know a book you want to reread ASAP 📖
  • Happy Friyay 🎉🎉 what’s everyone currently reading? I‘m rereading Fangirl, but I need to reread this underrated book that I haven’t talked about much called thE sUN is aLsO a sTaR 🌟 (there’s also a movie coming out so that’s why you should read it!)

    I got this snazzy collector’s edition for Christmas and I love the purple pages (which I forgot to photograph, niiice) but let me know a book you want to reread ASAP 📖
  • 7,337 138 18 January, 2019
  • Calling all #caraval fans!

@fairyloot announced their first exclusive collectors box theme and it is #finale the last book in the series. This box will feature an EXCLUSIVE edition of Finale that will have sprayed edges AND signed by @stephanie_garber I am sooooo excited! I loved Caraval and #legendary so much! Sign me up for this box.

What are some other collector edition boxes do you want to see Fairyloot do?

#stephaniegarber #fairyloot
  • Calling all #caraval fans!

    @fairyloot announced their first exclusive collectors box theme and it is #finale the last book in the series. This box will feature an EXCLUSIVE edition of Finale that will have sprayed edges AND signed by @stephanie_garber I am sooooo excited! I loved Caraval and #legendary so much! Sign me up for this box.

    What are some other collector edition boxes do you want to see Fairyloot do?

    #stephaniegarber #fairyloot
  • 3,109 39 18 January, 2019
  • You might be thinking- Kristen is posting ANOTHER #grishaverse picture? Why yes I am. Can there be too many? In my world- NEVER.

You might be aware that @illumicrate is doing an exclusive Grisha themed box? The official theme is SAINTS AND SCARS and there are only a limited number left. It will include an exclusive #kingofscars -if you are intrigued head over to @illumicrate for all the deets.

This is just the start of my Grisha collection but there is so much I can’t fit it in one picture. Which fandom do you have the most merch for?

Oh, yes in case you notice the new cover edition for #shadowandbone is missing it is because I’m rereading it right now and am too lazy to walk downstairs to get it.

#fiercereads #illumicrate #siegeandstorm #ruinandrising #thedarkling #crookedkingdom #leighbardugo
  • You might be thinking- Kristen is posting ANOTHER #grishaverse picture? Why yes I am. Can there be too many? In my world- NEVER.

    You might be aware that @illumicrate is doing an exclusive Grisha themed box? The official theme is SAINTS AND SCARS and there are only a limited number left. It will include an exclusive #kingofscars -if you are intrigued head over to @illumicrate for all the deets.

    This is just the start of my Grisha collection but there is so much I can’t fit it in one picture. Which fandom do you have the most merch for?

    Oh, yes in case you notice the new cover edition for #shadowandbone is missing it is because I’m rereading it right now and am too lazy to walk downstairs to get it.

    #fiercereads #illumicrate #siegeandstorm #ruinandrising #thedarkling #crookedkingdom #leighbardugo
  • 3,462 53 17 January, 2019
  • Who’s your most owned author?
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As of right now, it’s Jay Kristoff for me! I’m coming in with a total of 19 owned Jay Kristoff books! & I’ve loved every single one BTW so if you haven’t read any of these, you need to ASAP!!
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    As of right now, it’s Jay Kristoff for me! I’m coming in with a total of 19 owned Jay Kristoff books! & I’ve loved every single one BTW so if you haven’t read any of these, you need to ASAP!!
  • 3,743 245 19 January, 2019

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Cute summer love story✅
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So excited to finally start Come Back to Me!!❤️
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  • ¡Hola, hola! Como habrán visto en mis historias, @miuniversoliterariowriter organizo una serie de consignas para levantar el hype e inspirar a otros a leer los libros de Victoria Schwab antes de su llegada a Argentina. La semana pasada me olvidé de subirlo pero hoy les traigo una mezcla de las dos consignas. Lo primero es un booktag, que se llama Monstruos de Verity.
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📖CORSAI: un libro que te da miedo leer. La reina roja, tiene tanto hype que me da miedo que no me guste.
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MALCHAI: un libro que no haya recibido suficiente hype. Creo que  Summer, el último libro de la saga Finding Love, me hubiera gustado verlo más por acá.
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SUNAI: una frase que te harías como tatuaje. "Lo esencial es invisible a los ojos."
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MONSTRUOS: un libro cuyo romance te robo el corazón. Dos almas de Holly Bourne.
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KATE HARKER: tres personajes femeninos fuertes. Catherine Pinkerton, America Singer y Sarah.
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AUGUST FLYNN: un personaje al que te gustaría darle un abrazo. Katniss, definitivamente.
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VERITY: un mundo ficticio que amas pero al mismo tiempo asusta. Panem, es un universo hermoso pero horrible también.
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¿Coincidimos en alguna respuesta? ¿Que dirían ustedes?
¿Qué libros ya leyeron de la autora?
¿Que libros te gustaría leer antes de su llegada? Yo quiero leer la bilogia de Los monstruos de Verity♥️ #UnaMagiaMuySchwab
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#booksofig #bookaesthetic #bookaddict #ireadya #bookobsessed #bookishlove #yabooks #yareads #iread #booklove #bookmerch #booklion #yalovin #booknerds #bookstack #beautifulbooks
  • ¡Hola, hola! Como habrán visto en mis historias, @miuniversoliterariowriter organizo una serie de consignas para levantar el hype e inspirar a otros a leer los libros de Victoria Schwab antes de su llegada a Argentina. La semana pasada me olvidé de subirlo pero hoy les traigo una mezcla de las dos consignas. Lo primero es un booktag, que se llama Monstruos de Verity.
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    📖CORSAI: un libro que te da miedo leer. La reina roja, tiene tanto hype que me da miedo que no me guste.
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    MALCHAI: un libro que no haya recibido suficiente hype. Creo que Summer, el último libro de la saga Finding Love, me hubiera gustado verlo más por acá.
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    SUNAI: una frase que te harías como tatuaje. "Lo esencial es invisible a los ojos."
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    MONSTRUOS: un libro cuyo romance te robo el corazón. Dos almas de Holly Bourne.
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    KATE HARKER: tres personajes femeninos fuertes. Catherine Pinkerton, America Singer y Sarah.
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    AUGUST FLYNN: un personaje al que te gustaría darle un abrazo. Katniss, definitivamente.
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    VERITY: un mundo ficticio que amas pero al mismo tiempo asusta. Panem, es un universo hermoso pero horrible también.
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    ¿Coincidimos en alguna respuesta? ¿Que dirían ustedes?
    ¿Qué libros ya leyeron de la autora?
    ¿Que libros te gustaría leer antes de su llegada? Yo quiero leer la bilogia de Los monstruos de Verity♥️ #UnaMagiaMuySchwab
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    #booksofig #bookaesthetic #bookaddict #ireadya #bookobsessed #bookishlove #yabooks #yareads #iread #booklove #bookmerch #booklion #yalovin #booknerds #bookstack #beautifulbooks
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Volunteer work exploded on me again 💀 I need tea and rest and possibly to read some books.
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Voluntariado explodiu de novo 💀 eu preciso de chá e descanso e de uns livros pra ler.
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    Volunteer work exploded on me again 💀 I need tea and rest and possibly to read some books.


    Voluntariado explodiu de novo 💀 eu preciso de chá e descanso e de uns livros pra ler.
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  • “ You do not kneel or bend, I told myself. To anyone. You continue. “ Somaiya Daud, Mirage.

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I must admit, there’s not a lot of sci-fi fiction on my shelf. Which is strange considering I love the genre so much. Maybe it’s a little bit feeling intimidated by all the options and definitely a little bit it being outside of my general reading comfort zone. With Mirage, however, I was drawn to the premise. I don’t think it’s entirely sci-fi but I think it’s close enough! Haven’t had the chance to dive into this one yet but I am eager to get to it. It’s heavily influence by Moroccan themes which I’m sure is a promise for stunning visuals. •
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🍪 Q: What’s the longest you’ve gone reading without stopping?
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Back in my wee days I had my spells of reading non-stop for hours but haven’t been able to have much of those recently. Well, last Friday was an exception (technically I guess we can say it was Saturday 😂) I plowed through the rest of The Wicked King until 6am after having gotten home from a night out. 
Today, if you have the time, I challenge you to read through however long you can manage . . . 15mins, 30mins, and hour. Whatever your schedule allows! I’m aiming for an hour of Simon vs. and Shadow and Bone re-read later tonight. Let me know if you do it! ☺️
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#bamjanuary19 | Science Fiction. 🍪 #januarybookishgirls19 | Focus: read for an hour straight.
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#bookstagram #bookish #bibliophile #bookworm #scifireads #yascifi #yafantasy #readersofinstagram #booksofinstagram #bookishart #miragebook #mirage #somaiyaduad #yareads
  • “ You do not kneel or bend, I told myself. To anyone. You continue. “ Somaiya Daud, Mirage.

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    I must admit, there’s not a lot of sci-fi fiction on my shelf. Which is strange considering I love the genre so much. Maybe it’s a little bit feeling intimidated by all the options and definitely a little bit it being outside of my general reading comfort zone. With Mirage, however, I was drawn to the premise. I don’t think it’s entirely sci-fi but I think it’s close enough! Haven’t had the chance to dive into this one yet but I am eager to get to it. It’s heavily influence by Moroccan themes which I’m sure is a promise for stunning visuals. •

    🍪 Q: What’s the longest you’ve gone reading without stopping?


    Back in my wee days I had my spells of reading non-stop for hours but haven’t been able to have much of those recently. Well, last Friday was an exception (technically I guess we can say it was Saturday 😂) I plowed through the rest of The Wicked King until 6am after having gotten home from a night out.
    Today, if you have the time, I challenge you to read through however long you can manage . . . 15mins, 30mins, and hour. Whatever your schedule allows! I’m aiming for an hour of Simon vs. and Shadow and Bone re-read later tonight. Let me know if you do it! ☺️
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    #bamjanuary19 | Science Fiction. 🍪 #januarybookishgirls19 | Focus: read for an hour straight.
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    #bookstagram #bookish #bibliophile #bookworm #scifireads #yascifi #yafantasy #readersofinstagram #booksofinstagram #bookishart #miragebook #mirage #somaiyaduad #yareads
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  • who else would spend all night flipping through the catalog to make sure you knew exactly what you wanted? 🙋🏻‍♀️ #NOVLism
  • who else would spend all night flipping through the catalog to make sure you knew exactly what you wanted? 🙋🏻‍♀️ #NOVLism
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  • Have you read this book yet? What did you think? 
Stephen King wrote a delightfully candid review of French’s book! Give it a read if you’re not sure about picking up this book from our store.
  • Have you read this book yet? What did you think?
    Stephen King wrote a delightfully candid review of French’s book! Give it a read if you’re not sure about picking up this book from our store.
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  • Q: What is one place that everyone dreams of traveling to but that you don't actually care to visit?
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For me, it's actually Paris! Which might sound strange for someone who love history and love to travel ... But when I think of all the places in the world I would love to visit, they tend to fall under more wild, rural, and rugged categories.
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Still, I am so excited to explore Paris within the pages of this book, THE GILDED WOLVES by Roshani Chokshi, and you can consider this your gilt-edged invitation to join me in a #FantasyReadAlong in February! (Swipe to see the challenge.)
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I've seen this book in several subscription box unboxings lately, so if you've just gotten it or just added it to your #TBR, we'd love to have you join the @fantasyreadalong! It will be a blast. 💫
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📚Book Challenges📚
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#storieswithstephjan19 [book and candle]
  • Q: What is one place that everyone dreams of traveling to but that you don't actually care to visit?
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    For me, it's actually Paris! Which might sound strange for someone who love history and love to travel ... But when I think of all the places in the world I would love to visit, they tend to fall under more wild, rural, and rugged categories.
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    Still, I am so excited to explore Paris within the pages of this book, THE GILDED WOLVES by Roshani Chokshi, and you can consider this your gilt-edged invitation to join me in a #FantasyReadAlong in February! (Swipe to see the challenge.)
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    I've seen this book in several subscription box unboxings lately, so if you've just gotten it or just added it to your #TBR , we'd love to have you join the @fantasyreadalong! It will be a blast. 💫
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    #storieswithstephjan19 [book and candle]
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  • “ I mean, most people want to escape. Get out of their heads. Out of their lives. Stories are the easiest way to do that. “ Victoria Schwab, This Savage Song.

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Hello and happy Thursday! The rain has returned over here so it’s definitely helped to kick in the creativity adrenaline. I opened my WIP again and got back into drafting mode - which was nice! I hope everyone’s goals are coming to fruition. ✨
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🍪 Q: What’s the latest book that left you SHOOK by the conclusion??
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Most recently for me it was The Wicked King - but before that it was definitely the Monsters of Verity duology. The second book just left me so heartbroken. There’s quite a few characters in the duology that definitely deserved better but (can most certainly name one in particular 😭) it all made sense with the plot. Sad as that may be! I really enjoyed the world-building and the characters in these books. 
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#bookreadhappyhour | Monsters...or aliens?! 🍪 #januarybookishgirls19 | Justice: Character or books that deserved better.
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#bookish #bibliophile #bookstagram #bookworm #yareads #yafiction #readersofinstagram #booksofinstagram #victoriaschwab #monstersofverity #thissavagesong #ourdarkduet
  • “ I mean, most people want to escape. Get out of their heads. Out of their lives. Stories are the easiest way to do that. “ Victoria Schwab, This Savage Song.

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    Hello and happy Thursday! The rain has returned over here so it’s definitely helped to kick in the creativity adrenaline. I opened my WIP again and got back into drafting mode - which was nice! I hope everyone’s goals are coming to fruition. ✨


    🍪 Q: What’s the latest book that left you SHOOK by the conclusion??


    Most recently for me it was The Wicked King - but before that it was definitely the Monsters of Verity duology. The second book just left me so heartbroken. There’s quite a few characters in the duology that definitely deserved better but (can most certainly name one in particular 😭) it all made sense with the plot. Sad as that may be! I really enjoyed the world-building and the characters in these books.
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    #bookreadhappyhour | Monsters...or aliens?! 🍪 #januarybookishgirls19 | Justice: Character or books that deserved better.
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    #bookish #bibliophile #bookstagram #bookworm #yareads #yafiction #readersofinstagram #booksofinstagram #victoriaschwab #monstersofverity #thissavagesong #ourdarkduet
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  • “ Power is much easier to acquire than it is to hold on to. “ Holly Black, The Wicked King.

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Happy Friday! ✨ We got a super crazy moon coming for us this weekend - which I think calls for the perfect time to talk faeries (sshhh, just go with it).
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Earlier this week, I was lucky enough to catch Holly Black on tour. She was in conversation with one of her friends, Cindy Pon, and it was such a wonderful hour. Hearing these two authors be so honest and genuine about their writing journeys was a real treat. But of course, the main course of the night was The Folk of the Air! I had already finished TWK by then and she mentioned tiny little spoiler free details about the last book. Now, if you’ve read it already . . . YOU KNOW. I felt like I lived a lifetime alongside Jude in this book - so much happens. I also liked how we got a deeper scope into faerie magic and how it functions in this world which was really interesting to read about. Also, there’s a lot of conversations in the book about murder. I honestly can’t being to say or predict what in the world will happen in book 3 but we will surely be in for a wild ride. •
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The print is by meliescribbles and was a nice little treat given to us who went to a tour event! •
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🍪 Q: What are you currently reading? Try describing it in three words! 
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#bamjanuary19 | Book with magic. 🍪 #bookreadhappyhour | Can’t murder now. Eating. 🍪 #januarybookchallenge | Hope: Series conclusions you’re afraid to read. 
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#bookish #bookworm #bibliophile #bookishart #bookstagram #readersofinstagram #booksofinstagram #thefolkoftheair #hollyblack #thewickedking #thecruelprince #yareads #yafantasy
  • “ Power is much easier to acquire than it is to hold on to. “ Holly Black, The Wicked King.

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    Happy Friday! ✨ We got a super crazy moon coming for us this weekend - which I think calls for the perfect time to talk faeries (sshhh, just go with it).


    Earlier this week, I was lucky enough to catch Holly Black on tour. She was in conversation with one of her friends, Cindy Pon, and it was such a wonderful hour. Hearing these two authors be so honest and genuine about their writing journeys was a real treat. But of course, the main course of the night was The Folk of the Air! I had already finished TWK by then and she mentioned tiny little spoiler free details about the last book. Now, if you’ve read it already . . . YOU KNOW. I felt like I lived a lifetime alongside Jude in this book - so much happens. I also liked how we got a deeper scope into faerie magic and how it functions in this world which was really interesting to read about. Also, there’s a lot of conversations in the book about murder. I honestly can’t being to say or predict what in the world will happen in book 3 but we will surely be in for a wild ride. •

    The print is by meliescribbles and was a nice little treat given to us who went to a tour event! •

    🍪 Q: What are you currently reading? Try describing it in three words!
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    #bamjanuary19 | Book with magic. 🍪 #bookreadhappyhour | Can’t murder now. Eating. 🍪 #januarybookchallenge | Hope: Series conclusions you’re afraid to read.
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    #bookish #bookworm #bibliophile #bookishart #bookstagram #readersofinstagram #booksofinstagram #thefolkoftheair #hollyblack #thewickedking #thecruelprince #yareads #yafantasy
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  • What is your favorite animal?
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Hi friends! I have exciting news!! I was selected to be a rep for @onceuponabookcase and I couldn’t be more ecstatic! If you haven’t visited their shop, they make gorgeous phone cases and other bookish items! Go check them out! 💛
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It was so nice to have an extra day off yesterday, but now it’s back to work! I decided to check out the Goodwill sale again and found Caraval and a brand new copy of HP and the Deathly Hallows (another book of mine that had been falling apart). I can’t wait to read Caraval! I’ve heard really good things. Have you read it?
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𝚁𝚎𝚊𝚍𝚒𝚗𝚐 𝚄𝚙𝚍𝚊𝚝𝚎: I finished the fourth Percy Jackson book and started the fifth and final one!!! I can’t believe I’m so close to the end! I think I’m going to binge read this book so I can see how things end. As long as Percy and Annabeth end up together, I’ll be a happy Camp Half-Blood camper.
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Have a wonderful Tuesday everyone! ✨
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    Hi friends! I have exciting news!! I was selected to be a rep for @onceuponabookcase and I couldn’t be more ecstatic! If you haven’t visited their shop, they make gorgeous phone cases and other bookish items! Go check them out! 💛
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    It was so nice to have an extra day off yesterday, but now it’s back to work! I decided to check out the Goodwill sale again and found Caraval and a brand new copy of HP and the Deathly Hallows (another book of mine that had been falling apart). I can’t wait to read Caraval! I’ve heard really good things. Have you read it?
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    𝚁𝚎𝚊𝚍𝚒𝚗𝚐 𝚄𝚙𝚍𝚊𝚝𝚎: I finished the fourth Percy Jackson book and started the fifth and final one!!! I can’t believe I’m so close to the end! I think I’m going to binge read this book so I can see how things end. As long as Percy and Annabeth end up together, I’ll be a happy Camp Half-Blood camper.
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    Have a wonderful Tuesday everyone! ✨
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  • Goodmorning! Hope your day started with a smile.
  • Goodmorning! Hope your day started with a smile.
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  • Know a 5-12 grader who loves all things @rickriordan? Ask them to compete for West Hartford in the multi town Rick Riordan Trivia Competition happening this Saturday at 12:30 @farmingtonlibraries. Sign up at www.westhartfordlibrary.org.
  • Know a 5-12 grader who loves all things @rickriordan? Ask them to compete for West Hartford in the multi town Rick Riordan Trivia Competition happening this Saturday at 12:30 @farmingtonlibraries. Sign up at www.westhartfordlibrary.org.
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  • We're thrilled to reveal the cover of A Dream Within A Dream: The Dreamworld Duology Book 2 by @kristina.mahr and cover designed by Seedlings Design Studio
  • We're thrilled to reveal the cover of A Dream Within A Dream: The Dreamworld Duology Book 2 by @kristina.mahr and cover designed by Seedlings Design Studio
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  • “The two of us, we're the best kind of disaster. Apples and oranges. Well, more like apples and machetes.” ― Brittany Cavallaro, A Study in Charlotte
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The Charlotte Holmes series has become one of my favorite YA’s, and favorite Sherlock retellings. I love that it’s based as if Sherlock and Watson had been real and their great (great?) grandchildren end up in a boarding school together, forced to solve a murder (even though at first Charlotte wants nothing to do with Jamie Watson.) And I love that Cavallaro has made a modern female Holmes while staying true to the best and worst parts of the classic Sherlock. Last year I thought “The Case for Jamie” would be the last book in the series but “A Question of Holmes” is meant to come out in March and I am DEFINITELY anticipating its release.
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Have you ever solved a mystery? Tell me about it or play the predictive text game: “I solved the mystery of the....”
  • “The two of us, we're the best kind of disaster. Apples and oranges. Well, more like apples and machetes.” ― Brittany Cavallaro, A Study in Charlotte
    🗡🍎💀
    The Charlotte Holmes series has become one of my favorite YA’s, and favorite Sherlock retellings. I love that it’s based as if Sherlock and Watson had been real and their great (great?) grandchildren end up in a boarding school together, forced to solve a murder (even though at first Charlotte wants nothing to do with Jamie Watson.) And I love that Cavallaro has made a modern female Holmes while staying true to the best and worst parts of the classic Sherlock. Last year I thought “The Case for Jamie” would be the last book in the series but “A Question of Holmes” is meant to come out in March and I am DEFINITELY anticipating its release.
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    Have you ever solved a mystery? Tell me about it or play the predictive text game: “I solved the mystery of the....”
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  • 4.5🌟 | First, many thanks to Rockstar Books Tours and Delacorte Press for having me on this blog tour! Secondly, a greater many thanks to Laura Sebastian who has truly written a wonderful story in these first two books so far. I’m obsessed with Theo’s story and her ever continuing fight for her country and her people.
Earlier this year, I finally had a chance to pick up Ash Princess and Lady Smoke picks up right where the first left off. Again, Sebastian has written something that brings you in and doesn’t let go. Theo is no longer a prisoner, but she’s no longer free either. The plot twists and turns and will throw you for a loop at times. There are characters that you come to love more than you already had and ones that will frustrate you. Lady Smoke was everything that I didn’t know I needed. It was a great continuance of an already great story. It was heartbreaking and hopeful. If you’ve read Ash Princess, this is a second installment that you don’t want to miss. If this is the first time you’re hearing about the series, I recommend that you pick this series up. It’s definitely one that won’t disappoint. Lady Smoke releases February 5th, 2019. Make sure to check it out!!
Full review is live on the blog: #linkinbio
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Synopsis: 
The Kaiser murdered Theodosia’s mother, the Fire Queen, when Theo was only six. He took her country and kept her prisoner, crowning her Ash Princess–a pet to toy with and humiliate for ten long years. That era has ended. The Kaiser thought his prisoner weak and defenseless. He didn’t realize that a sharp mind is the deadliest weapon.
Theo no longer wears a crown of ashes. She has taken back her rightful title, and a hostage–Prinz Søren. But her people remain enslaved under the Kaiser’s rule, and now she is thousands of miles away from them and her throne.
To get them back she will need an army. Only, securing an army means she must trust her aunt, the dreaded pirate Dragonsbane. And according to Dragonsbane, an army can only be produced if Theo takes a husband. Something an Astrean Queen has never done.
Theo knows that freedom comes at a price, but she is determined to find a way to save her country without losing herself.
  • 4.5🌟 | First, many thanks to Rockstar Books Tours and Delacorte Press for having me on this blog tour! Secondly, a greater many thanks to Laura Sebastian who has truly written a wonderful story in these first two books so far. I’m obsessed with Theo’s story and her ever continuing fight for her country and her people.
    Earlier this year, I finally had a chance to pick up Ash Princess and Lady Smoke picks up right where the first left off. Again, Sebastian has written something that brings you in and doesn’t let go. Theo is no longer a prisoner, but she’s no longer free either. The plot twists and turns and will throw you for a loop at times. There are characters that you come to love more than you already had and ones that will frustrate you. Lady Smoke was everything that I didn’t know I needed. It was a great continuance of an already great story. It was heartbreaking and hopeful. If you’ve read Ash Princess, this is a second installment that you don’t want to miss. If this is the first time you’re hearing about the series, I recommend that you pick this series up. It’s definitely one that won’t disappoint. Lady Smoke releases February 5th, 2019. Make sure to check it out!!
    Full review is live on the blog: #linkinbio
    +++++
    Synopsis:
    The Kaiser murdered Theodosia’s mother, the Fire Queen, when Theo was only six. He took her country and kept her prisoner, crowning her Ash Princess–a pet to toy with and humiliate for ten long years. That era has ended. The Kaiser thought his prisoner weak and defenseless. He didn’t realize that a sharp mind is the deadliest weapon.
    Theo no longer wears a crown of ashes. She has taken back her rightful title, and a hostage–Prinz Søren. But her people remain enslaved under the Kaiser’s rule, and now she is thousands of miles away from them and her throne.
    To get them back she will need an army. Only, securing an army means she must trust her aunt, the dreaded pirate Dragonsbane. And according to Dragonsbane, an army can only be produced if Theo takes a husband. Something an Astrean Queen has never done.
    Theo knows that freedom comes at a price, but she is determined to find a way to save her country without losing herself.
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  • Good morning and happy Tuesday! It's cold enough here that school was cancelled, so I didn't have to go to work today! I've got a few things to grade and plans to rearrange but I am going to use the day to make progress on Siege and Storm by @lbardugo . Can you believe King of Scars comes out next week? I can’t wait! .
Have you read The Cruel Prince and The Wicked King by @blackholly ? Which was your favorite? (If you haven't read them yet, you definitely should!) The Wicked King is my favorite, even with that ending (which was worse than The Cruel Prince ending IMO). I'm dying for The Queen of Nothing!  However, perhaps the good thing about having to wait so long for The Wicked King is that I'm used to being unsatisfied, so the wait doesn't seem as long to me this time around 😅 I'm using all of the goodies from the Wicked King special edition box from @beaconbookbox to soothe my hangover (like these gorgeous art prints!) .
The #bookqueensjan19 prompt today is magic and betrayal, both key descriptors of The Cruel Prince and The Wicked King 😂😭
#books #bookstagram #reading #booksrule #booklover #bibliophile #booksofinstagram #bookobsessed #bookworm #bookdragon #readersofinstagram #yareads #thecruelprince #thewickedking #folkoftheair #hollyblack
  • Good morning and happy Tuesday! It's cold enough here that school was cancelled, so I didn't have to go to work today! I've got a few things to grade and plans to rearrange but I am going to use the day to make progress on Siege and Storm by @lbardugo . Can you believe King of Scars comes out next week? I can’t wait! .
    Have you read The Cruel Prince and The Wicked King by @blackholly ? Which was your favorite? (If you haven't read them yet, you definitely should!) The Wicked King is my favorite, even with that ending (which was worse than The Cruel Prince ending IMO). I'm dying for The Queen of Nothing! However, perhaps the good thing about having to wait so long for The Wicked King is that I'm used to being unsatisfied, so the wait doesn't seem as long to me this time around 😅 I'm using all of the goodies from the Wicked King special edition box from @beaconbookbox to soothe my hangover (like these gorgeous art prints!) .
    The #bookqueensjan19 prompt today is magic and betrayal, both key descriptors of The Cruel Prince and The Wicked King 😂😭
    #books #bookstagram #reading #booksrule #booklover #bibliophile #booksofinstagram #bookobsessed #bookworm #bookdragon #readersofinstagram #yareads #thecruelprince #thewickedking #folkoftheair #hollyblack
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