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Iron Hearted Violet
Iron Hearted Violet | Kelly Barnhill
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The end of their world begins with a story. This one. In most fairy tales, princesses are beautiful, dragons are terrifying, and stories are harmless. This isn't most fairy tales. Princess Violet is plain, reckless, and quite possibly too clever for her own good. Particularly when it comes to telling stories. One day she and her best friend, Demetrius, stumble upon a hidden room and find a peculiar book. A forbidden book. It tells a story of an evil being--called the Nybbas--imprisoned in their world. The story cannot be true--not really. But then the whispers start. Violet and Demetrius, along with an ancient, scarred dragon, may hold the key to the Nybbas's triumph...or its demise. It all depends on how they tell the story. After all, stories make their own rules. Iron Hearted Violet is a story of a princess unlike any other. It is a story of the last dragon in existence, deathly afraid of its own reflection. Above all, it is a story about the power of stories, our belief in them, and how one enchanted tale changed the course of an entire kingdom.
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Abby2
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Delightful story abt stories! Nice world building and great characters. Creepy bad guy too

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thegirlwiththelibrarybag
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Spine poetry is hard work #riotgrams

Reggie Wow!!!! Nice!! 2y
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TieDyeDude
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I don't feel like adulting anymore, so I turned to books to escape, of course. Non-creepily raided the juvenile section of the library today.

DebBates101 LOL! “Non-creepily” 2y
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Foragingfantasy
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Hoping to start this one today. I haven't have much time for my digital reads lately, I'm afraid I'm going to lose my holds and have to start over. But my reading time has been limited and will continue to be because life gets busy this time of year with baseball and spring break and subbing. Busy busy. ❤️⚾️

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Howseldomtheydo
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“There's no such thing as complete when it comes to stories. Stories are infinite. They are as infinite as worlds.”
― Kelly Barnhill, Iron Hearted Violet #complete #quotsymarch18

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GirlChandler
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I adored this book! I wish I could write this well. It was darker than I expected, but that‘s fine by me. So good. Now on to The Girl Who Drank the Moon—we‘ll see if it really is better than this one!

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GirlChandler
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I heart it so much that I read over 100 pages today. I never do that.

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GirlChandler
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Going through a nasty depressed spell, so I‘m off to relax at my parents‘ house with middle-grade fantasy ... accidentally by the same author!

LiteraryinLititz I find that YA and MG reads are good when I‘m having a rough time. Also graphic novels. Hang in there. 2y
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aeeklund
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Independent Bookstore Day stop #2: Secret Garden Books (hi @BeckyMerilatt )! To get the Rainbow Rowell short, you had to buy a YA book. DARN. (Kelly Barnhill is amazing, and if you haven't read Girl Who Drank the Moon, RUN DON'T WALK.) So excited to read this one! On to store 3! @RavenRenegade

#SEABookstoreDay #crashqueensdoSEABookstoreDay17

BeckyMerilatt 👋🏻 ❤️❤️ 3y
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thecharmofit
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I adored this book; Barnhill manages to turn many fairy tale tropes on their head without ever falling into the cliches of some modern retellings. It's fresh, thought-provoking, surprising, and full of such real characters I ended up laughing and crying with them. While I was happy to read this just for me, it'd also be great as a readalong with any older (8-9+) children in your life. The audio version has a skillful narrator too.

RealLifeReading Eva!! So glad to find you here!! 3y
irisonbooks Eva! I am so happy to see you here. Or anywhere really. 3y
thecharmofit Thanks you two! I'm excited; it looks like a mash up of IG & book blogging. What could be more fun? ;) 3y
RealLifeReading Haha yes I'm a Litsy addict 3y
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"After that, the princesses in her stories were always beautiful. Always."

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I got this on audiobook and the narration is fantastic. So many amazing quotes, but no way to track them so I bought the physical book as well. It arrived today!