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And the Ocean Was Our Sky
And the Ocean Was Our Sky | Patrick Ness
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Andrew65
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Quite a short book, written for children? This was a very intriguing book written from the perspective of Whales hunting humans because they had been hunting and killing whales. A very clever idea and was wonderfully written by Patrick Ness. An intriguing book that deserved an intriguing end and Patrick certainly delivered on that! Well worth a read. I did it as an audiobook and really enjoyed the experience. A great cover.

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Erofan
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Insanely beautiful edition of the book by Patrick Ness! 😍
For millennia, humans have killed whales, and whales have killed humans. But the young girl-hunter believes in a prophecy that will take revenge on those who killed her family. 🌊🐳🐋
Sounds intriguing! 🤔

JazzFeathers Oh, wow! 😀 Staked! 4mo
RealBooks4ever That IS a beautiful cover! 💜 4mo
Davor I looove the cover 😍 4mo
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scowler1
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Unique and quite strange. A fairytale re-telling of Moby Dick from the whale's perspective, highly fantasised with whale technology and speech. A little confusing at first but very good and beautifully illustrated. Young Adult? Children's? Old man? Who cares. A good story is just what it is.

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rachelsbrittain
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A thoroughly imaginative Moby Dick inspired novella about a pod of whales hunting men. I really, really enjoyed the story and the voice even though I've never read Moby Dick. The one thing that held it back a bit for me is that the reveal of Toby Wick needed more exploration for me. It just felt too contrived. But still an excellent little read!

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Lindy
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I first listened to the audiobook last month and rated it with 4 stars. Rovina Cai‘s expressionist illustrations in the print edition made my re-read a 5-star experience. A gorgeous, powerful twist on Moby Dick that explores blind loyalty and our capacity for violence.

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Lindy
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We are too eager to build devils. Is it only a matter of time before we are at war again?

readordierachel Wow, these illustrations! 12mo
Lindy @readordierachel Not only are they stunning, but there‘s a lot of them. 12mo
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Nitpickyabouttrains
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Mehso-so

A retelling of moby dick from the perspective of whales. It was short and it still took me a while to get into it.

kathleenaflynn A fascinating idea though! 11mo
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That-Bookish-Hiker
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“For there are devils in the deep, but worst are the ones we make.”

I love This authors writing and this shirt book did not disappoint. The drawings added an extra detail that I enjoyed and made the story more.

Thanks for lending me this book @MinDea
I need to get my own copy.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

monalyisha Lovely! 12mo
MinDea You are welcome! So glad you liked it! 12mo
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Eva2
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My first Patrick Ness Book. Beautifully written.

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jb72
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I was able to get in 11.5 hours of total reading time these past two days. I finished two books. Tomorrow I hope to finish Weedeater by Robert Gipe. #24B4Monday #readathon #monthendwrapup

TheReadingMermaid You're doing great sweetie 👍 13mo
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jb72
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Mehso-so

Ok I liked this book but it‘s not a love it kind of book. I of course didn‘t get see all of the illustrations with it being an ebook, but the ones I could see were amazing. The story itself is sort of a retelling of Moby Dick. Interesting to note Bathsheba is a wife of King David and there are plenty of devil references in the book. You become what you seek.

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jb72
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When you‘re watching music videos trying to figure out what books are on their heads.... #womanlikeme #littlemix

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Lindy
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“There are devils in the deep, but worst are the ones we make.”
A thoughtful and inventive fable about obsession and revenge that flips Moby Dick to a whale‘s perspective. I listened to the #audiobook, performed by Cassandra Campbell, straight through from start to finish without stopping. (It‘s only 3 hours.) I intend to look at the print edition also, because I‘ve heard of the gorgeous illustrations done by Rovina Cai.

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ju.ca.no
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A beautifully illustrated retelling of Moby Dick. We follow a pod of female whales who set out to kill the devil himself- Toby Wick, a mysterious man, hunting whales in his white ship. It was a quick, entertaining read, with some beautiful lines and illustrations in it.

4/5⭐️

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ju.ca.no
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I was left alone at a bookstore. This is what happend.

Kalalalatja 😍😍😍 13mo
Zelma That cover is awesome! 😍 13mo
ju.ca.no @Zelma it also has beautiful illustrations inside! 13mo
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Lizpixie
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The actual book cover(bottom left) & some of the illustrations from inside. They‘re all absolutely stunning, I was hard pressed to narrow it down to just three. I hope this inspires others to acquire this book, I actually was gonna give it a miss until I saw a booktuber show that cover & I fell in love.🐋💙🐳

ju.ca.no I just bought it! Saw it in the bookstore and it looked too pretty not to buy! Looking foward to starting it tonight😍 13mo
JazzFeathers 😱😱😱😱😍😍😍😍 13mo
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Lizpixie
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#BookMail Pt2 is this gorgeous book by Patrick Ness with illustrations by Rovina Cai(they are soooo beautiful!)This Edition is stunning, from the ink full page illustrations which look more like paintings, to the actual cover under the dust jacket with its harpoon. The story itself is Moby Dick told from the perspective of the whale. In this retelling, it‘s the whales hunting the humans with all the violence & beauty that entails.

ju.ca.no It‘s such a beautiful book! I just bought it today and am much looking foward to reading it! The illustrations are stunning 😍 13mo
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ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled
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Couldn‘t wait to get my hands on this new one from Patrick Ness! The illustrations are fantastic.

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Meghan1
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Mehso-so

I liked it, but I didn‘t love it. A reverse telling of Moby Dick was interesting, but I was expecting something more like A Monster Calls.

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ssravp
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Pickpick

This was beautiful. 😁🐳

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Meghan1
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Reading this one in bed!

RadicalReader @Meghan1 absolutely awesome book cover 14mo
BookHoarder32 I looked through this one at BN - it has some awesome illustrations ❤️ 14mo
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MinDea
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While #Burley is passed out ON me I guess I'll pick up the book that is closest to me (tagged book)! When he is really tired he sleeps with his eyes open. So creepy! 😆😆
#DogsOfLitsy

What are you reading?

ShookBelf I picked up a signed copy of this book on Saturday and have only managed a quick flick through, but the illustrations are just gorgeous. I'll be reading it as soon as I'm up to date with my club reads. Enjoy. 14mo
MinDea @ShookBelf That's awesome you got a signed copy! I hope you can get to it soon. I can't wait to read it. 14mo
eanderson What a cutie!!! Theo will occasionally sleep with his eyes open too. It‘s really creepy because I think he‘s awake and just staring. Then I realize he‘s deep in his sleep! 14mo
MinDea @eanderson 😆😆😆 14mo
tonyahoswalt Oh my gosh, this dog is going to kill me with his cuteness! 14mo
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Read66
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A bit slow getting in to the story but worthwhile with a great ending. Beautifully written from the point of view of the whale. I haven‘t seen the final artwork yet but judging by the roughs in the ARC they will be a great addition.

MinDea I appreciate this because I picked it up and thought it was slow so I put I down. Might have to give it another try. Thanks! 13mo
Read66 I am a big fan of Ness and while this was not my favourite of his books, I did really enjoy. He is really daring in his story choices which I admire. 13mo
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lauralovesbooks1
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On the surface, this is a retelling of Moby Dick, from the perspective of the whales. Because it is written. by Patrick Ness, it is so, so much more. Exquisite writing with moments of profound wisdom -- and the illustrations are perfection.

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lauralovesbooks1
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"Death is coming. Death I cannot prevent. Large and multiple. But there is one life, perhaps, that I can save. And surely that is how war ends. Not in cataclysm. But in the small saving of a life. "

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KirstieE
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"We lost ourselves in books, and found ourselves in them too"

This months #Bookabuy YA pick is this illustrated novel by Patrick Ness! It sounds really cool and the images in it are stunning. Also received book 3 for Lara Jean , but haven't received book 2 yet ?? #bookmail #booksubscription

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WanderingBookaneer
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I forgot to mention that I went to Barnes and Noble as well!

erzascarletbookgasm Oh, I‘ve never seen the collector edition for THUG! 1y
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Lauredhel
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anabereads
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Confession: my favorite book in the world is Moby Dick. I have reread it once a year since I was twelve and first discovered it. I am almost fifty now and find something new every time I read it. I collect different editions of Moby Dick. So imagine my delight in finding this topsy-turvy version of my favorite story in the world. It took my breath away. My yearly reread will be enriched by this retelling.

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MinDea
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So excited for his new book! Anyone read this already?
#BookMail

DivineDiana No, but I love the cover! 1y
That-Bookish-Hiker I love Patrick Ness! Dang I knew I should have preorder it. 1y
MinDea @That-Bookish-Hiker I love the cover 😍 I hope it's good! 1y
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JazzFeathers No. But l would boy it only for the cover. That's an awesome one. 1y
MinDea @JazzFeathers it's beautiful isn't it? 😍 1y
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JMEdwards
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Currently traveling in Scotland and found this great Bookstore in St. Andrews! They put sleeves on all their hardcovers! Also label all first editions and signed books. Looks like they also have signings by some big name authors. Could've spent all day there but had to leave after an hour because I was losing control...

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Tanzy13
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With the lush, atmospheric art of Rovina Cai woven in throughout, this remarkable work by Patrick Ness turns the familiar tale of Moby Dick upside down and tells a story all its own with epic triumph and devastating fate.

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StaceyKondla
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I started working part time at a local indie bookstore last week (and I am so happy to be working there 💕) and was thrilled to bring this ARC home. I‘m diving in tonight...

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kyraleseberg
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I haven't read Moby Dick but I imagine this novel to be the short and sweet Freaky Friday version of the classic.
Man and whale are at war and we follow the fury of a pod of whales on the hunt for the mythical Toby Wick, who evolves from man to monster by the end.
So many commentaries on war, prejudice, and how our beliefs create evil.
Tiny book that packs a huge punch!
Thanks to HarperTeen & Edelweiss for a DRC!

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bohemian_yogini
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So grateful for cool friends like @Between-the-Shelves 💜 She was kind enough to loan me her ARC so I could immerse myself in this beauty before it‘s available to the public. So far I am not disappointed. 😍🐳

#bookswithbohemianyogini #bookstagram #currentread #cats

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That-Bookish-Hiker
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I‘m so excited for this!!! I love Patrick Ness.

#septemberrelease

Soubhiville What a cool cover! 2y
valeriegeary Grabby hands! 2y
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