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Daughter of the Forest
Daughter of the Forest: Book One of the Sevenwaters Trilogy | Juliet Marillier
Juliet Marillier is a rare talent, a writer who can imbue her characters and her story with such warmth, such heart, that no reader can come away from her work untouched. Daughter of the Forest is a testimony to that talent, a first novel and the beginning of a trilogy like no other: a mixture of history and fantasy, myth and magic, legend and love.Lord Colum of Sevenwaters is blessed with six sons: Liam, a natural leader; Diarmid, with his passion for adventure; twins Cormack and Conor, each with a different calling; rebellious Finbar, grown old before his time by his gift of the Sight; and the young, compassionate Padriac.But it is Sorcha, the seventh child and only daughter, who alone is destined to defend her family and protect her land from the Britons and the clan known as Northwoods. For her father has been bewitched, and her brothers bound by a spell that only Sorcha can lift.To reclaim the lives of her brothers, Sorcha leaves the only safe place she has ever known, and embarks on a journey filled with pain, loss, and terror.When she is kidnapped by enemy forces and taken to a foreign land, it seems that there will be no way for her to break the spell that condemns all that she loves. But magic knows no boundaries, and Sorcha will have to choose between the life she has always known and a love that comes only once.
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cottagelantern
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5 stars ⭐️
This treasure has taken the official spot as my second favorite book. Marillier is not only a master story-teller, world-builder, word-smith, and character developer; she beautifully layers so much meaning and emotion, bittersweet and heart-wrenching, like a literary lasagna. I loved the magic, the ending, the tension, the subtle romance, the themes of sibling relationships, and of trust and perseverance.

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ItsAnotherJen
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Loving this book! It's been a while since I've read a book that captivated me this much. No idea why it's taken me this long to discover this series. This first one was published back in 1999. I won't be able to sleep tonight until I finish this one. Thankful for a Goodreads Facebook post about which books are your favorites. So many great recommendations!

robinb This sounds wonderful! Stacked. 😊 2y
Trashcanman 🤗🥳🤗❤️‍🩹 2y
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HeyT
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The downside to being on more than one book social is that sometimes you think you posted your review but totally missed one. I finished this at the beginning of the week and enjoyed it. There are some very dark events that take place but in general I found it to be a good read. Normally I find retellings to be hit or miss but I liked the atmosphere created and Sorcha was a compelling narrator.
#BuriedAliveChallenge

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HeyT
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#BookReport
Managed to finally finish Smoky this week but I didn't get as far as I'd like in the tagged. Work has hit crunch time so it's been 12 hour days and come in on the weekends.

#WeeklyForecast
Our big project has to be finished on Monday afternoon so hopefully I can finish something this upcoming week. Probably Daughter of the Forest.

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HeyT
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#AlmostAChunkster and a cat. Perfect pre work morning. #CatsOfLitsy

PaperbackPirate 😻😻 2y
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HeyT
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I‘m starting the tagged for book club and found this cute post it with a pronunciation guide to the character names in it. (Also bonus #CatsOfLitsy Sierra in the background.)

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BacklistReader
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February TBR

Decided to use this month to work on my character prompts for the Magical Readathon: Orilium so I‘m ready for April.

#tbr #februarytbr #magicalreadathon #oriliumreadathon #orilium

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My favourite quote.

*spoiler warning*

💖💖💖💖🤍

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BacklistReader
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Really excited for this list of books

#bookspin @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 3y
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BacklistReader
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My favorite series set in Ireland

Have a Happy St. Patrick‘s Day! ☘️🍀☘️🍀

#sevenwatersseries #julietmarillier

TrishB I love this series 👍🏻 3y
BacklistReader @TrishB me too I‘m hoping to reread it soon 3y
AllisonM89 Love these books! 3y
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Jas16
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I have a coworker that I have been passing my fantasy books on to once read but, sadly for him, he won‘t be getting this one. I loved it too much to part with. I think this may be one of my favorite fantasy reads ever. Sorcha must complete a painful task in order to save her beloved brothers when they are turned into swans by their stepmother. She also cannot utter a sound until her work is done. Her journey is difficult but she is resilient.

TrishB I loved this one 👍🏻 4y
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Lostinagoodbook
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DAUGHTER OF THE FOREST by Juliet Marillier
Another wonderful heroine in a faerie tale retelling by Ms. Marillier
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
#bookreview #bookbloggers #reading #netgalley #fantasybooks #fairytale #faerie

Full review at:
https://lostnagoodbook.wordpress.com/2020/04/29/daughter-of-the-forest-juliet-ma...

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alisonrose
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Praise be to Booktube, w/o which I‘d never have read this. I LOVED it. Oh my Lord, just what I needed. Writing hit just the right note, beautiful & lyrical but not heavy handed. Sorcha is a terrific MC, brave & resilient but still human w/doubt & fear. The 6 brothers were all unique, the bond among the siblings was so moving. Don‘t often cry at books but teared up a few times! Def want to read on tho the 2nd is hard to find at low price. 5/5 ⭐️

alisonrose Only my second 5 star read of the year! 4y
alisonrose Oh and a note: there is a graphic scene of sexual assault on the page, which I was alerted to beforehand and skipped past. If you want to avoid it, in the mass market paperback it‘s from page 198 to 200. 4y
intothehallofbooks This is my FAVORITE book. I love it so, so much!! I‘m thrilled to see that you loved it so much too 😊 4y
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RaimeyGallant Great review 4y
KarouBlue One of my favorites! 4y
alisonrose @intothehallofbooks It was amazing! Just wish I knew why the second book is so elusive! Either gotta fork out 30 bucks (for a MMP!) for new or 12-15 for used... 4y
alisonrose @RaimeyGallant Thanks! If only they‘d follow through on something brought up months ago and expand the character limit... 4y
alisonrose @MellieAntoinette 👌🏻👌🏻👌🏻 4y
RaimeyGallant We're on opposite sides of the character limit debate, I'm afraid. :) I think the more characters in a post, the less people will scroll to see more posts. But you're right about it being a pain when we're trying to cleverly squeeze it all in. :) 4y
alisonrose @RaimeyGallant But just adding like 100 more characters would only add a couple more lines to a post, and it‘s really tough to say much of substance with the short amount of space we get 4y
RaimeyGallant Maybe a read-more option like on goodreads would be a good compromise? That way littens can still scroll at the same pace and read more if they want to? 4y
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Such was the flood of emotion that there was no holding it back. My mind overflowed with pain and he took it all and never once spoke of it. But it could be read on his face. The worst of it was that I didn‘t care anymore. My brother was a man too. Perhaps it was just that he should share the damage that men have done.

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alisonrose

Some broken things you can‘t mend. Some you have to put together very slowly, piece by fragile piece, waiting until the last bit of work is strong enough before you try the next. It takes a lot of patience.

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alisonrose
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A few of my favorite Booktubers absolutely love this book/author, figured it was about time I give it a go! Digging the old school fantasy cover 👌🏻 #nowreading (Also enjoy my dry, red hands #washyourhandsahundredtimesaday )

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Heroes by Peter Gabriel

Sorcha is not the typical hero type character but I consider her a hero because she she does fight and beat the odds to bring back her family.

I loved this story and I can‘t wait to get back to this world. Sorcha was and still is one of my favorite characters.

#beatthebacklist
#btbmarch20 -Heroic Characters

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All the books over 500 pages and under 200 pages on one shelf.

They are also all unread 🙈 hopefully I‘ll get to some of them this year.

See any you think I should make a priority?

#bob27igphoto #boutofbooks #beatthebacklist #shelfie

Linsy NICE! 5y
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LindseysLibrary303
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I have been looking for a copy of this book forever! It‘s never in stores and I‘ve had no luck at used bookstores either. Even Amazon‘s price for it was higher than what most mass paperbacks sell for. Tonight I was doing some gift shopping at Barnes and Noble and there it was! Naturally I treated myself to an early Christmas present 😊

Johanna414 I love her books! 5y
LindseysLibrary303 @Johanna414 I‘ve only read one of her books, Wildwood Dancing, and I loved it! This book caught my eye awhile ago and I knew I had to read it! 5y
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thepostman96
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Such a beautiful story. Marillier‘s writing is truly on another level.

LeeRHarry I love this series 😊 5y
thepostman96 This series has been on my TBR for so many years. I‘ve read some of Marillier‘s other books and enjoyed them, but this one became my favorite. I‘m glad I finally started the series! 😊 5y
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EmilieGR
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A perfect fairy tale

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CharissaWeaksAuthor
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Sooooo, I‘m going to have a novelette in Once Upon an Enchanted Forest, an anthology of romantic witchcraft stories, with the lovely Juliet Marillier. *yayyyy* It releases in September. Once Upon Anthologies is taking story submissions through 5/15 (and that date may be extended). If interested, check out the Submittable link.
https://onceuponanthologies.submittable.com/submit

LeahBergen Congratulations! 👏🏻👏🏻 5y
tammysue Congrats! 💐 5y
GondorGirl Very cool! 5y
Suet624 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 5y
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Yeah_I_Read
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New #fantasy series from one of my favorite authors!! The Harp of Kings by Juliet Marillier, set to release September 2019 🤗🤗

minkyb Will check this out! 5y
KarouBlue Haaaaaaaa! Angels singing. Fingers preordering! 5y
Chelleo Check your email, please 😊 5y
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The_Literary_Jedi
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Wow! Great storytelling in this book. I remember the story of The Little Nettle Girl whose brothers were enchanted into swans and she had to sew shirts of nettle for them to become human but Marillier takes it to a whole other level. I was engrossed from start to finish; stayed up all night to read! The 7 siblings of Sevenwaters are cursed and the 7th child Sorcha must brave wilds and trials to free them alone & in enemy territory. 📚📚📚📚

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CharissaWeaksAuthor
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Next listen :)

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intothehallofbooks
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Finished my ???th reread this morning and I felt both full and empty-or maybe drained is the more appropriate word. I love Sorcha‘s story with my heart and soul, especially the great lengths that she would go to show her family love and her long, hard journey to finally accepting that she is worthy of love like she gives.

This book is perfect and it is my favorite.

ReadingVampire I read this when I was 16 and it is my favorite book, I reread it as an adult and it has never lost its magic. 💜💜💜 She‘s my top ten author. 6y
Dragon Sounds good, stacking! 🐉 6y
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intothehallofbooks
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“How strong are you, Sorcha? How many partings can you bear, before you must weep aloud?”

😭😭😭 every time I read this book, my heart breaks into a million pieces. And yet, I love it so much.

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intothehallofbooks
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I adore this audiobook. One of my favorite audio purchases. The narrator is Terry Donnelly and her accent is lovely. She sounds exactly what I imagined Sorcha to sound like when I read the book for the first time. She pronounces words so beautifully that I would completely destroy. I highly recommend experiencing it by purchase or library loan!

This book is a total comfort read for me. A favorite. I will sing its praises forever, you guys.

TrishB Loved this too 👍🏻 6y
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“If you are lucky enough to grow up the way I did, you have plenty of good things to remember. And some that are not so good.” -Sorcha, Daughter of the Forest

Comfort read, rereading for the ???th time. Who else loves it as much as I do? 🙋🏻‍♀️

Joriebooks I‘ve read it several times since middle school. Love it. 6y
LeeRHarry This is a great series 😊 6y
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VeganCleopatra
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Day 12 of #riotgrams is favorite #leadingladies. As far as fiction goes, Sorcha is hard to beat for me.

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@DGRachel #ShareTheLitsyLove

I adore this book and have read it numerous times. It never loses its magic. It is beautifully written and the characters are fully realized, you come to love them. Plus the story itself is wonderful. It is a mix of fantasy and historical fiction, though more the former. Somehow Marillier made a character that doesn't speak wholly compelling. ❤️❤️❤️

Dulcinella Like a fairytale:-) 6y
DGRachel Ooh, this sounds fabulous! Thanks for entering! 6y
VeganCleopatra @Dulcinella yes it is based on one! 6y
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VeganCleopatra @DGRachel thanks! I do love it. 6y
Dulcinella @VeganCleopatra I know 😉you read the other parts too? 6y
VeganCleopatra @Dulcinella 😏 I read the second book and it was a letdown after this one. I do plan to read the third, hopefully soon. 6y
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ceilidh_gibbons
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In 2015 I mistakenly bought this book on my Nook, mixing it up with "Daughter of the Blood" by Anne Bishop. What a happy accident! This is one of my absolute favorite books. Period. The end. It is terribly painful to read in places: suspenseful, unjust... but equally as beautiful, rousing, and triumphant. I love this book (bonus: it's a series so you can go buck wild!), and I am a total Marillier fangirl because of it.

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kanwillcutyou
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I feel like it took me a little bit to get into it but I love the subtle introduction of magic to a fairytale and the ending was much more than I expected it to be at the onset.

Bought the next book immediately and regretted putting off the initial reading as long as I did.

RaimeyGallant Nice review. :) 6y
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KimM
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This book and subsequent series are based on a fairy tale. I've only read the first one but it was very good. 🍀🍀🍀. 4⭐️s. #GiveAwayFairyTales

@Liberty

Lacythebookworm I‘ve been interested in this series for a while. Might have to go ahead and get a copy of the first one now! 7y
KimM I just started her Blackthorn and Grimm series and I'm loving it @Lacythebookworm 7y
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booksandsympathy
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I finally got Litsy to work for me again! This beautifully written historic fantasy series would make an awesome TV show. #fallintobooks #thisshouldbeatvseries

TrishB Great pick 👍 7y
JazzFeathers Didn't know there are 6 of them 😱 7y
booksandsympathy @JazzFeathers Yes! It was originally just a trilogy, but she was given a deal to make more. They are all so good. 7y
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ElyssaReads
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Good news! I found 2 of the 3 in the original Sevenwaters trilogy (and another by the author that I've never read) at Half-Price books and ordered the other from Amazon. Wasn't sure if they'd hold up since I first read them 10 years ago but Marillier's world building is fantastic and the first of the trilogy at least is still a good read. Now to wait for the second to arrive!

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beckygracelea
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#Riotgrams Day 21: #animalcover One of my very favourite fairytale reworkings.

TobeyTheScavengerMonk Lovely cover! 7y
TheLondonBookworm Ooooh I haven't read this one- I have a serious obsession with. Fairy tales so this is a tbr for sure! 7y
beckygracelea @TheLondonBookworm It's so lovely (and a bit grim in places). I got completely swept away by it. 7y
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KeepCalmWithBooksAndCoffee
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After a very rocky start, this book totally won me over. Wonderful story and amazing story telling. This book demanded my attention and I couldn't put it down. 4⭐️
Trigger warning ⚠️for rape and talk of suicide.

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KeepCalmWithBooksAndCoffee
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Struggling hardcore with this one. Everyone loves this author and I'm not quite getting it yet. ??

TrishB Have to admit, I loved these books. 7y
raelaschoenherr Uh oh! I just got this out from the library... 7y
KeepCalmWithBooksAndCoffee @TrishB I hope I do. Things are moving so slowly though!! 7y
KeepCalmWithBooksAndCoffee @raelaschoenherr I'm hoping it's just my weird reading mood. Fingers crossed! 7y
raelaschoenherr I'm interested to hear your final thoughts! 7y
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CocoReads
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I don't read a lot of #fairytaleretellings (or fantasy) but I read this one years ago and really enjoyed it. I know my copy is in this house somewhere but I don't know where! #photoadaynov16

TrishB I loved this series! I read a long time ago!! 8y
CocoReads @TrishB I think I only read the first 2. I intended to get back to them but then other books demanded my attention and now I think I would need to start all over 8y
TrishB @cocoreads I know what you mean, too long a gap. 8y
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Readasaurus_rex
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Sweet baby Jesus just let me finish a book tonight please. This has been the Thanksgiving from hell and I miss my books 😭😭😭

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DragonSadhana
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This #debutnovel by Juliet Marillier is a retelling of the story of the seven swans. Our protagonist is a young woman with brothers who become enchanted. She herself escapes enchantment, and begins a dangerous journey to save her brothers. In the meantime, she finds her own power, and she finds love. Beautiful debut for #booktober. This doubles as my #WWW! Love her writing!

BookishFeminist Oh I've never read her! Thanks for the rec! Stacking. 📚 8y
LeeRHarry This is a great series - loved it! 8y
Rudis I remember reading this series as a kid growing up - loved them! 8y
DragonSadhana @BookishFeminist Glad to recommend! She's a wonderful writer. 8y
DragonSadhana @LeeRHarry @Rudis I remember reading this when I was about 20, after reading Mariob Zimmer Bradly and a lot of Anne McCaffrey. Marillier was a perfect follow-up to those two greats. 8y
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Foragingfantasy
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Progress! 🌵🌵🌵

thec0zy Your embroidery is so cute!! And I love that book 😍 8y
Foragingfantasy @thec0zy thank you! It's for my friend. 😊 8y
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"You will see them. Next year on midsummer eve, and thereafter twice a year at midsummer and midwinter between dusk and dawn, they will resume their human form, and they will come to you if they can. But remember, you must not make a sound, you must not tell your tale, even to them, or they will remain swans forever."

#putaspellonme #photochallenge #booktober #outofthisworld

Sharanya ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ 8y
the_fandoms_being_weird_again This book looks beautiful! Was it good? 8y
Otherworld_Library @the_fandoms_being_weird_again Yes! It's the first book in one of my favorite trilogies. 8y
Bibliogirl Such a beautiful book. Loved this trilogy. 8y
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Voldenae
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I put off reading this book for so long, and I'm sad that I did. It was beautiful, emotional, and sweet. Marillier did the original tale justice and more with her retelling.

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Jesskathkarl
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Happiness.

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