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bettslovesromance · 2 hours ago
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This book was brilliant, to develop the story of a female architect in the Gilded age was an awesome idea. I love Joanna's books and this was no exception, I love how she takes real history, people or facts and creates a whole new story based that. I deeply enjoyed this book and I think the characters were so loveable. Can't wait to read the next book in the series.
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bookish-brews · 3 hours ago
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"Sometimes finding the way is tricky, but you always do. As long as you don't give up." ― Spin the Dawn by Elizabeth Lim
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sshannonauthor · 7 hours ago
What books would you suggest for someone looking to read something similar to the bone season ?
Blackheart Knights by Laure Eve 
The Call by Peadar Ó Guilín
The City’s Son by Tom Pollock
The Court of Miracles by Kester Grant
Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo
Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor
Way Down Dark by J. P. Smythe
The Wren Hunt by Mary Watson
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bookish-brews · 16 hours ago
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Book Review: You've Reached Sam by Dustin Thao
At a glance
Two weeks after her boyfriend's death, Julie desperately wants to hear his voice one more time, so she calls his cell phone to hear his voicemail and he mysteriously picks up the phone.
🌏 East Asian Rep
😭 Emotional
💔 Grief and Love
🔮 Magical Realism
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Title: You’ve Reached Sam Author: Dustin Thao Publisher: Wednesday Books Publication date: November 2, 2021
Review below:
You’ve Reached Sam was such a wonderfully sweet read. The writing was wonderful, and fit the story so well. It made me sad right from the beginning, but full of a real understanding of handling grief. It was one of those wonderful books that does magical realism so right. It uses the fantastical only to enhance the real feelings of grief and moving on, and it was so sweet.
The story is about a young high school girl named Julie, who is struggling to grieve and move on from the death of her long term boyfriend, Sam. Through the struggle in trying to cope with the loss of Sam, she tries to call him to listen to his voicemail… and he picks up. Now Julie must deal with how to live her life with this second chance they have been given to say goodbye.
Though this book is naturally really sad, considering the main topic is about getting over the death of the love one. But what I really enjoyed was that the writing went with it so well. The writing was light, and so it let you fill in your own emotion into the story. We all know grief in some way, and we all grief different, and Dustin Thao really gave us the space to do that. It all worked together in such a great way, I absolutely adored it.
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theyellowlantern · 17 hours ago
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MAY 9 [SUNDAY] Afternoon rant on how underrated A Semi Definitive List is. It relays mental illness through magical realism and it done so! well! character development? absolutely? found family? fuck yes. and the romance doesn’t overthrow the main purpose of this book: which is facing our fears and growing as an individual. this book honestly deserves more hype and love and i don’t think i’ll ever stop recommending it. please! read! this! book!
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bookish-brews · 21 hours ago
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"Seize the wind, don't become the kite that never flies." ― Spin the Dawn by Elizabeth Lim
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bookstimesinfinity · a day ago
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🍭BOOK REVIEW🍭
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I was recommended this book by an online friend (@brennagreene glad to have met you!) and since she trusted me with my recommendations, I had to read this. I'm always up for young adult fiction and this was icing on the cake. I am going to be expanding on the message that I sent to her when I had taken time to process this. Yes you'll need time to process this.
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I liked how it began. Developing suspense and emotional turmoil. But. There wasn't enough character development. I mean sure the book progressed but it wasn't exactly in any particular direction. Remy's turmoil is at the crux but actions are not very well explained.
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I liked the theme of psychological manipulation. I haven't read any books that deal with the subtle attack of psychology. I liked how it was dealt with and how it escalated to such a gruesome ending.
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I wished the ending could have been more powerful somehow. Engings make up the overall impression I have of the book and if I feel that something was missing by the end of it, it affects the whole experience of the read. It wasn't bad. It just didn't feel like enough.
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I recommend to anyone looking for a short but impressive read. To anyone exploring the YA genre. To anyone who would like to read about psychological manipulation.
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bookish-brews · a day ago
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i want to diversify my reading & bookshelf, follow me back if you want to join me 🌷✨
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fazilareads · a day ago
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ANCHORED HEART (KEYS TO LOVE #2) BY PRISCILLA OLIVERAS | BOOK REVIEW
ANCHORED HEART (KEYS TO LOVE #2) BY PRISCILLA OLIVERAS | BOOK REVIEW
TITLE : Anchored Hearts (Keys To Love #2) AUTHOR : Priscilla Oliveras GENRE : Romance, Contemporary, Chick-Lit, Women’s Fiction FR RATING : ⭐⭐⭐(3.5 Stars) DATE OF PUBLISHING :   27th April 2021 FR REVIEW DISCLAIMER : Thank you, for providing me with an ARC of this book. I am leaving this review voluntarily. Anchored Hearts is the second book in the Keys To Love series from Priscilla…
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bookish-brews · a day ago
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Mood board for The Donut Trap by Julie Tieu 🍩💖
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Title: The Donut Trap Author: Julie Tieu Publisher: Avon Books Publication date: November 2, 2021
The Donut Trap was such a fun romcom. I was laughing right from the beginning. I completely related to Jas internal dialogue the entire time, and I was over the moon to see the small awkward moments of a young adult romance. And I totally went to the Asian owned donut shop near me while reading this, because it had me craving donuts so badly!
The Donut Trap follows a 22 year old Jasmine, who has recently graduated college and is back working at her parents’ donut shop while she decides what she wants to do with her life. But getting a job or a boyfriend isn’t so easy when your parents are constantly nagging you about it. Until the universe (or her best friend Linh) seems to be putting Alex, a long lost chance encounter crush from college, back in her path. Read full review!
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libertyreads · a day ago
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Book Review #30 of 2021-
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The Lives of Saints by Leigh Bardugo. Average Story Rating: 3.55 stars.
Read on May 7th.
The Lives of Saints is an in world book from the Grishaverse. It details the different saints who are revered in Ravka and the surrounding countries. This is the book that Alina is looking through when the Apparat appears in the library during the Shadow and Bone television show (I can’t remember if that scene happens in the first book as well or not). I enjoyed some more than others. I think I enjoyed the short story collection with the fairytales by Leigh Bardugo (The Language of Thorns) more. And I think the reason for that is that it really went in a darker direction than I feel like these stories do.
Favorite stories: 1. Sankt Lukin the Logical: 4.5 stars. 2. Sankt Dimitri: 4.5 stars.
Least favorite stories: 1. Sankt Demyan of the Rime: 2.5 stars. 2. Sankt Emerens: 3 stars.
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kimabutch · 2 days ago
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[ID: the “silent protector” meme, relabeled as “the talking protector.” The child in the bed is labeled “me” and the weapons attacking the soldier are labelled “depression” and “anxiety.” Instead of the soldier, there is a collage of audiobook covers. The audiobooks are: the Tensorate series, Amberlough, The Raven Tower, All Systems Red, The Greenhollow Duology, In the Vanishers’ Palace, Gideon the Ninth, The Space Between Worlds, The City We Became, The Empress of Salt and Fortune, A Memory Called Empire, Sisters of the Vast Black, The Haunting of Tram Car 015, and The Unspoken Name. End ID.]
Queer SFF audiobooks are like 90% of what’s keeping me going at this point maybe??
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qaraxuanzenith · 2 days ago
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Representation: Spinning Silver
I have made many many rants here and elsewhere about representation in media, and specifically Jewish representation. It’s practically become my Thing.
Good news! I just finished reading Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik, and LET ME TELL YOU, it is what I have been looking for. Perhaps it is what you have been looking for, too!
Is it perfect? No. If I wanted to, I could sit down and pick apart all the ways in which it falls short of my Jewish Representation In Fiction Media Ideal. But I don’t really want to do that, because it ticks SO MANY BOXES and I am grateful for its existence.
Is it all we need? Obviously not. I want more. (Also worth noting that Naomi Novik is a Jewish writer, and while that in no way diminishes the amazingness of this book and its Jewish representation, it does nothing to diminish my craving to see good Jewish representation even in works that don’t have Jewish writers.)
But oh my god this book. It has a Jewish protagonist whose Jewishness is deeply important to her - despite her grappling and struggling with it at times - while not being her entire personality/plotline, and while not being the entire plot of the book. It doesn’t shy away from anti-Semitism/anti-Jewish racism, and while it doesn’t belabour the point too much, it is a constant reality which the Jewish characters are deeply aware of and which the non-Jewish protagonists slowly unlearn (and some characters, of course, don’t).
I don’t want to give spoilers but I have had so many disappointments from so many failed attempts at Jewish representation in other works - which is why I put off reading this for so long, because I was afraid of being disappointed again - and this book gave me none of those.
ALSO it has Fae, at least three different spins on the Rumpelstiltskin story nested in each other, a threat of endless winter, shades of the Persephone story, bits of found family, three brilliant and self-sufficient women protagonists, and tortured antihero love interests whom you will grow to care about despite yourself. IT IS SO GOOD AND I HIGHLY RECOMMEND, whether or not you are looking for good Jewish representation in a fantasy book. That’s practically just a beautiful bonus.
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bookaddict24-7 · 2 days ago
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RECO OF THE WEEK!
Beach Read by Emily Henry 
Synopsis: 
“Augustus Everett is an acclaimed author of literary fiction. January Andrews writes bestselling romance. When she pens a happily ever after, he kills off his entire cast. They're polar opposites. In fact, the only thing they have in common is that for the next three months, they're living in neighboring beach houses, broke, and bogged down with writer's block. Until, one hazy evening, one thing leads to another and they strike a deal designed to force them out of their creative ruts: Augustus will spend the summer writing something happy, and January will pen the next Great American Novel. She'll take him on field trips worthy of any rom-com montage, and he'll take her to interview surviving members of a backwoods death cult (obviously). Everyone will finish a book and no one will fall in love. Really.”
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neladoesart · 2 days ago
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Day 3 of me reading 'The last girl scout' by @natalieironside to my fianceé! My fianceé only listens to audiobooks, but i wanted to share tlgs with her so badly i decided to just read it to her. It's a big project, but we've got time.
We're doing chapter 3 and 4 today and i'm so looking forward to reading out Mags and Jules first meeting to her. I think she'll really love their relationship.
She really likes it so far, which is good because i was slightly worried i'd hyped it up too much with my constant fangirling. Reading the book out loud is also kind of like reading it for the first time again, which is a bonus.
It's been so much fun to read to her and it really makes me feel closer to her, despite our physical distance. I can't wait until i can read to her in person, though. <3
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bookish-brews · 2 days ago
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Book Review: Arsenic and Adobo by Mia P. Manansala
Are you looking for... A cosy culinary mystery full of food from around the world. Sure to provide you with the twists and turns that you love from a cosy, and the comforting feeling of multi-cultural cuisine.
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Lila’s life seems to be the perfect blend of rom-com tropes, until she moves back home after a terrible break up and a nasty food critic (her ex boyfriend) drops dead right after eating her new dish.
🍲 Culinary Mystery
🍃 Easy Reading
🌳 Family Focused
🎲 Plot Twists
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Delicious, light, mouth watering, multi-cultural, comforting, and fun!
Arsenic and Adobo was such a cosy and comforting read. I was so happy while reading all of it! This is one of those fast and breezy books that you can read really quickly and have a great time. Those books are the absolute best sometimes! I loved the descriptions of food, and the diversity within this book. It really made me feel like we can come together over food and everything will be just a little bit better.
Arsenic and Adobo follows Lila, a girl who has come home to recover from a horrible break up, to work in her family restaurant. While home, she has to deal with meddling aunties and saving her Tita Rosie’s restaurant. Everything starts to fall off the rails when an annoyingly rude food critic drops dead immediately after eating Lila’s experimental dessert. And of course, since Lila served him, the detective seems to think that Lila is the only suspect, unless she can find the true killer and clear her name! Continue Reading...
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bookishbearx · 2 days ago
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April Wrap Up and May TBR
April Wrap Up and May TBR
Hello Lovelies. Sorry this ones a few days late. It’s been a hectic old month. I’m just getting ready to start a new job and that on top of reading, looking after the puppy and general day to day chores has got me wrapped up. But I am getting there! April was an average reading month for me. I read the planned books that I pulled out for my TBR but no extras. There weren’t many standout books…
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bookishbearx · 2 days ago
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The Hypnotist - Lars Kepler | Terrifying Thriller Review!
The Hypnotist – Lars Kepler | Terrifying Thriller Review!
A TRAUMATISED WITNESS. Karolinska Hospital, Stockholm. Detective Inspector Joona Linna is faced with a boy who witnessed the gruesome murder of his family. He’s suffered more than one hundred knife wounds and is comatose with shock. A DISGRACED DETECTIVE. Linna’s running out of time. The police do not want him on the case. The killer’s on the run and there are seemingly no clues. Desperate for…
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