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In Other Lands
In Other Lands | Sarah Rees Brennan
Elliot doesn t want to fight, keeps saying the wrong thing, and is definitely the grouchiest human in fantasyland."
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Caffeinated_Reader
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#109 of my year and this one was recommended by an Owlcrate team member, Shanleigh. I am looking forward to reading this one and seriously need to order Step Sisters still lol too many books, never enough time!

Caffeinated_Reader Was on vacation for 3 days with 2/3 lol of my kids so I‘m gonna finish this today. I‘m 290 pages in 🥰 (edited) 3w
Caffeinated_Reader This was such a charming story. Elliot is such a great character. He‘s so smart and hard to love but easy to like. I laughed so much with how brutally honest he was. I totally predicted the ending and although it was a much loved one I really wish it would have worked out sooner because man...sometimes you just wanna grab two characters and make them really look at each other so they can fall in love quicker lol but yeah great book! 3w
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LibraryLadyReads
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I really enjoyed this, with a super-sarcastic protagonist (who antagonizes everyone else!), a great "how oblivious can you be?" pairing, and wonderful character development over the school years. Read a lot like fan fiction (GOOD fan fiction, it's a compliment!), for a fandom you never knew you were a part of! Fun and frothy, made me chuckle out loud more than once - as if the kids need any more reason to think I'm a bit batty!

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Missusb
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Has been on my #tbrpile for a couple of years. Finally #currentlyreading #hardback #fantasy #lgbtqia #merpeople (I think).

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Jas16
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I looooved this book. Full of snark that kept me chuckling aloud but also so full of emotion as prickly and annoying Elliott, who learned nothing about loving and being loved at home, tries to find his place in a magical world to which he has just gained admittance. Elves, harpies, mermaids, and sarcasm. I definitely need to buy a hardcover copy of this@one for my keeper shelves. Second book completed for #24in48

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Jas16
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I am awake and once I have my laundry going (thank goodness for audiobooks)I will diving into this YA #sff and my first cup of coffee. I have been looking forward to this one. #24in48

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Book_yogi
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As I was reading this book, I was thinking 3 stars in my head. But then when I was about 80% in, it moved up to 3.5 stars. I liked this book; while it was slow for me at points, it was also fun, creative and full of humor. Serene, Elliot and Luke are an interesting trio, all sorts of love triangles and they make great team. It ended as I suspected which was gratifying and ultimately rounded this book up to 4 stars.

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BrittyReadsBooks
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Bailedbailed

If I see the name Elliot one more time I may go insane...I don‘t know maybe if this had come out when I was younger maybe then I would have enjoyed it...but today I had to quit after just 25 pages 😕🤷🏻‍♀️

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kathytrithardt
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I adore this sarcastic, ironic piece of delight.

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irasobrietate
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Real talk: this is SO important. Recognizing what you deserve to have in a relationship is crucial for your well-being, as well as the well-being of any potential partners. I love that this snarky portal fantasy book addresses this so well.

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irasobrietate
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This book gives me emotional whiplash I am CACKLING

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irasobrietate
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The scene with Eliot's mother makes me cry every. single. time. I'm just having so many emotions 😭😭😭

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irasobrietate
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God such a good!!! 🥰💞😍

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irasobrietate
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😭😭😭😭😭

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irasobrietate
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So. Damn. Self. Aware. I love it!💙💜❤

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irasobrietate
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Seriously, the way this book plays with our (and Elliot's) expectations regarding magic lands and portal fiction is just *so good*

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irasobrietate
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This book starts off amazing and keeps it up all the way through. There are few characters I love more than the sarcastic, prickly little pain in the ass that is Elliot Schafer.

esurient Oh, I love this book! 7mo
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Nitpickyabouttrains
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This book had a fun and witty tone. It was snappy and quick and from the point of view of a very sarcastic character.

Mdargusch I love sarcastic characters! 8mo
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hissingpotatoes
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Bailedbailed

1/5⭐ I could not get into this book. The main character is annoying. The writing style is so lighthearted it just comes off as superficial. There's no depth to the characters, the world, or the situations to connect with. #irishreadathon

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TaraTLK
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Portal fantasy is not usually my jam and this one had me laughing, and then getting exceedingly sucked in and worried for Elliot and his abrasive, snarky, delightfully curious self.

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GivenLemons
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I loved this so much! It was fun and cute and sweet and charming! But it wasn‘t just fluff. Elliot is both an everyday person confronted with a fantasy land and such a unique character. I just want to hug Luke and Serene and Elliot

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CaseyTheCanadianLesbrarian
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I finally wrote one of my year end review posts on my blog Casey the Canadian Lesbrarian. This list of my favourite #LGBTQ books includes Little Fish by Casey Plett, What You Want to See by Kristen Lepionka, The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid, Jonny Appleseed by Joshua Whitehead, My Favorite Thing is Monsters by Emil Ferris, and more! #QueerBooks #BisexualBooks

Eyelit Great list! There were a few I hadn‘t heard of and I‘ve stacked them 😁 10mo
CaseyTheCanadianLesbrarian @Eyelit Yay! Glad to hear 😁 10mo
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BookishTrish Thanks for sharing, Casey. I love your lists. 10mo
queerbookreader Love this 💜💜 10mo
Bibliogeekery Such a great list! Thanks! 10mo
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esurient
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Clare-Dragonfly I haven‘t read the tagged book yet (shame on me!), but I have read most/all of her other books and I highly recommend them. Especially the Lynburn Legacy trilogy—start with 10mo
esurient @Clare-Dragonfly Oh! That's on my list! So great to hear it comes recommended. 10mo
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Beachesnbooks
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Top 10 favorite books I read in 2018! It‘s always so hard to narrow down this list. Have any of you read these?? #bestof2018

VinceReads I loved If We Were Villians! 11mo
Alfoster @VinceReads Me too!😍😍😍 11mo
Freespirit I haven‘t read any but will put them on my radar😍 11mo
Emilymdxn I just finished nasty women and it was astonishingly good!!! So good! 11mo
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sakeriver
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I had some trouble with this book at first, finding the protagonist overly abrasive. But by the end, the whole thing just made me radiantly happy. What a sweet story.

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ferskner
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I didn't LOVE this, but I absolutely get why it's so popular with many readers. (Fantasy is rarely my thing.) The writing is clever and funny with great commentary on the genre. I did love the gender role reversals (Serene's comments made me laugh so much!), but there's a reveal in the middle of the book that I found jarring considering the first half. I liked where it went, but I didn't like how it was introduced.

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esurient
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Gotta switch off the other book for a bit. #medicinalbook #thisisareread

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bunny
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This book is SO GOOD. The kind of book that I just want to hug because I'm so delighted by it. If you like fantasy at all (particularly smart, fun, irreverent fantasy), I highly recommend you give In Other Lands a try.

Apparently there's a companion short story in an anthology called Monstrous Affections, which includes certain scenes from Luke's POV, and I absolutely have to get my hands on it.

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bunny
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Just starting this book, which has been on my TBR for a while, and I love how snarky Elliot is.

TracyReadsBooks I love this book and the unrelenting snark. One of my favorite reads of the year! I hope you enjoy it. 1y
bunny @TracyReadsBooks Thank you! I've heard so many good things about this book; I'm really excited to finally be reading it. 1y
Beachesnbooks I loved this book so much!!! 1y
bunny @Beachesnbooks I love it too! 😊 1y
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mrsmarch
In Other Lands | Sarah Rees Brennan
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#whereiread In the shade, pool side #LitsyAtoZ #I

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mrsmarch
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This is my collect-all box for #hpbdayswap. I like to have a theme, to bring all the contents of a box together, like #wellbehavedwomen or #homefortheholidays. This swap will be #oldemagick, celebrating HP‘s and JKR‘s birthdays by visiting some of my favorite OLDER magical series. I really hope my swap enjoys it!

BookaholicNatty Soooooo fun!!!!! I love that idea!!! 1y
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Beachesnbooks
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May stats! I finished 9 books in May: 6 physical, 2 audio, 1 ebook. Favorites were In Other Lands (one of my favs of the year so far!), Furyborn, and The Color Master. Lots of YA and fantasy this month!
#readingresolutions @Jess7

Reviewsbylola 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 1y
Briary I went and read a sample of In Other Lands and boy am I in trouble with my Big Bad Book Buying Ban.. How have I missed this gem? 1y
rjsthumbelina Whoops! I slipped and bought In Other Lands, too! It's cheap on the Kindle app, and I love Sarah Rees Brennan - somehow I had missed this one 1y
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Beachesnbooks
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It's rare that I read a book I want to give more than 5 stars to. This is a new favorite for me and it's everything I want from YA fantasy but rarely find: flawed but lovable characters, laugh-out-loud funny yet made me cry, explores portal fantasy while critiquing and subverting its tropes. I loved the heck out of this one. It's weird because I can also totally see why people might not like it, but it worked so well for me.

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Beachesnbooks
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There are so many hilarious lines in this book that it's hard to pick. I love Luke! And Elliott!

CaseyTheCanadianLesbrarian Omg I love this book so much 2y
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Beachesnbooks
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So I'm currently reading (and loving) Sarah Rees Brennan's In Other Lands, which fits into one of my favorite subgenres: books that are a tribute to/commentary on classic portal fantasy tropes, books that work within the portal fantasy genre but also subvert it. I'd include the above books in this category too; loved them all. Does anyone know of any other books that fit this very specific category? I would love to find more 😄

catiewithac Nice mug! ☕️ 2y
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Lauredhel
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Beachesnbooks I'm reading this right now, love it! 2y
Lauredhel @Beachesnbooks I took quite a long while to get into it, but liked ur a lot in the end. It could do with a thorough structural edit though! 2y
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Beachesnbooks
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https://www.tor.com/2018/04/30/announcing-the-2018-locus-award-finalists/
Any SFF fans out there see this yet? It looks like a great list of finalists; I was especially glad to see some of my faves from last year like The Refrigerator Monologues by Catherynne M. Valente and Her Body and Other Parties by Camen Maria Machado on here, as well as my current read, In Other Lands by Sarah Rees Brennan. Also makes me want to switch up my tbr...

bunny I‘m having the same thoughts about my TBR. So many things that sound good! 2y
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Beachesnbooks
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May TBR! I'm #currentlyreading The Female Persuasion and In Other Lands and am really enjoying both so far; today I also started The Color Master by Aimee Bender, which is a short story collection. After I finish one of those, I'll be picking up Furyborn! Overall, very excited about my May reads. And also patiently waiting for my pre-order of ACOFAS to get here 😂) @Jess7 #readingresolutions

olivia.ferz I'm loving that mug over there!❤ 2y
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Beachesnbooks
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Dewey's 24-Hour Readathon wrap-up! I finished 2 books (Obsidio and Penance) and read from 2 others (The Female Persuasion and In Other Lands) for a total of 914 pages. I really enjoyed having a relaxing day of reading and bookishness 😄📚 and I hope everyone else who participated had a great readathon as well!

@deweysreadathon #readathon #deweysreadathon #deweys24hourreadathon

Reviewsbylola Awesome!! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2y
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earlgreyediting
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Dewey's 24-hour #readathon kicks off next weekend and I am in! I'm planning to tackle some reading for the Hugo Awards & will be co-hosting the readathon for a few hours.

How about you? Are you signed up for the readathon? There's still time if you haven't!

http://earlgreyediting.com.au/2018/04/20/prep-deweys-april-2018/

Beachesnbooks Yess I'm so excited!!! I was thinking about putting In Other Lands on my Dewey's stack too, it's one I'm really anxious to pick up 2y
earlgreyediting @Beachesnbooks In the end, I couldn't wait and I've read it already. It was fantastic and would definitely make a great readathon pick. 2y
Beachesnbooks Oo yay I'm so glad to hear that! 2y
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bunny
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From my TBR, but I think the Borderlands that feature in this novel would count as a #foreigncountry. #readingresolutions

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TracyReadsBooks
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I gave this book to a friend & she DID. NOT. LIKE. IT. Couldn‘t finish it (but wants to try again in the summer). I gave it to another friend & by the end of the first page she was quoting her favorite passages out loud & she continued to do so all day.

Love the fun & challenge of trying to get the right book into the right hands. Sometimes you do, sometimes you don‘t.

Anyone else with a recommendation fail?

BTW, this book is brilliant.❤️❤️❤️

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ThatBookishGal
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Bailedbailed

I tried and I tried and I tried again and again. I still ended up bailing. I just couldn‘t get into the book, which is a bummer because I keep hearing great things about it. Maybe another time.

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Bookmarkie
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😀 I'm reading too many books simultaneously.

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CaseyTheCanadianLesbrarian
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#Riotgrams Day 3 #NakedHardcovers: Looking for these on my shelves made me realize I don't actually own that many hardcovers. All of these were either gifts or review copies, with the exception of In Other Lands, which a friend lent me and I had to replace because I accidentally spilt tea on it but wasn't sad at all cause I loved the book and am glad to own it.

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brightbetween
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Snarky, horny, over it #harrypotter. Fantastic

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TracyReadsBooks
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Great start to the year. I read 23 books (more than I expected). Fantasy & science fiction featured prominently, as usual, but I also read memoir, an autobiographical novel, & more nonfiction, as well as mystery & literary fiction. If I had to pick my favorites, these would be them. And if I had to pick one book to rule them all...In Other Lands. Looks like I‘ll finish The Architect‘s Apprentice in February making it the first book of the month.

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TracyReadsBooks
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There are books you read & enjoy, those you tolerate, & those you fall into deep like with or, um, any range of attachment you care to, well, attach to them. Then, there are books that resonate so deeply & so completely they just make sense, feel exactly right, & leave you wallowing in book euphoria. This is such a book. I ❤️ everything about it but most especially Elliot—forever & always. A new favorite & I highly recommend it. Trust me.❤️😍❤️

398.2 Beautiful cover 2y
UrsulaMonarch What a review!! 😊 2y
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TracyReadsBooks
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“Luke and Serene continued to make Elliot exercise, which was the despair cherry on the sundae of misery that was his life...”
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This book is the absolute best!😍

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TracyReadsBooks
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“I wouldn‘t know what to do with easy if I had it.”