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To Best the Boys
To Best the Boys | Mary Weber
In a new fantasy novel from Mary Weber, bestselling author of the Storm Siren series and the Sofi Snow books, one girl makes a stand against society and enters a world made exclusively for boys.
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KimmyM
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4/5 ⭐ I loved this! I read it in one day. It was so fun and I loved that the story was about Rhen tackling a challenge that had been boys-only. I don't think I'd heard of this one before I saw it in the library catalogue, but it's another one I took a chance on and really enjoyed.
#ya #yalit

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jenniferajanes
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I really like this book of dreaming impossible dreams, breaking free of society‘s restrictions and expectations, and finding your “tribe” who understands and loves you just as you are. This was a more enjoyable read for me than Weber‘s books about Sofi and Shilo Snow.

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jenniferajanes
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@cjbooklover has already finished this one, and my younger daughter is reading it now. That means it‘s my turn. I‘ve got to catch up so we can have family discussions about it!

#nospoilers #raisingreaders

I‘m hoping to start working on the backlog of #LitsyLove replies I need to write tomorrow! ❤️

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SassenachTheBookWizard
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I liked this way more than Weber's other work. There's rep of dyslexia, autism and down syndrome which I don't feel like are included all that much. The characters were easily the best part. Girl wanting education and having STEM experience.

I was expecting more time to be spent in the labyrinth itself and the ending wasn't really...complete. It just felt like they forgot or weren't sure how to finish things.

pythoness ! Autism rep always makes me really elated when it‘s done well, I‘ll definitely have to check out this book soon. 💕 4mo
SassenachTheBookWizard @pythoness C it specifies in the author's note that it's representative of her friends/family and she had them help her write it 4mo
MrBook Great review, this is! 😁 4mo
kgriffith @SassenachTheBookWizard good to know; thanks for that extra note! I‘ve rage-quit too many books for shitty autism representation 4mo
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SassenachTheBookWizard
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Give me some strong female characters tearing down some sexist bullshit

SamanthaMarie Oooo yassss!!! 4mo
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Rambo_Reads
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Mehso-so

So the title is cheesey-as-heck but this was an easy read in a world that was fun to be immersed in.
It's a shame more time wasn't spent in the labyrinth that seems to be the focus of the book. There's a few questionable decisions by characters but overall I think it concludes nicely as a standalone.
Longer review on goodreads : https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/2926902356

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Clockworkbee
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Panpan

I loved the premise for this one but unfortunately it fell flat for me. The world building was extremely weak and it left me feeling lost without a sense of the book‘s time period and setting. This seems to be a fantasy because basilisks, sirens, and magic are mentioned, but they are definitely an afterthought to the the story. I got no sense of how they fit into the world. I also thought that many of the characters were thinly sketched.

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imabusybee
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CocoReads Woohoo! You‘re doing great! 4mo
Reecaspieces 👏👏👏 4mo
julesG Great stats! You're almost there. 4mo
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kellyann28
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This made me giggle during my lunch breaking read 😂🧀🧀

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cjbooklover
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Thank you @kellyann28 for the chance to win Lock Every Door! To Best the Boys is probably the first book that has made me realize the importance of world building. The sweet ending still has me grinning. ☺️

kellyann28 I just bought To Best the Boys off of my Bookbub email a week or so ago! This makes me excited to read it 5mo
kellyann28 You are entered! Good luck 🍀 5mo
cjbooklover @kellyann28 I hope you enjoy it!! 5mo
jenniferajanes I entered! Thanks for tagging me! 5mo
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LibrarianRyan
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The cover makes me think The Maze Runner. Hopefully the story doesn‘t. #bookhaul

jpmcwisemorgan This sounds interesting - let me know how it is. Maze Runner was kind of meh for me. 6mo
LibrarianRyan @jpmcwisemorgan that was my same feeling. 6mo
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RiseoftheReader
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Bailedbailed

Lacked the spark to make this a good book. The main storyline waited for more than 50% of the story to get started.

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TheLiarTheLighter
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Everything about this book is 🙌🏽 kick ass girls that aren‘t pitted against each other despite the differences of what they want in life 👌🏼

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BookBelle84
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This had a great girl empowering message. I loved the story and the characters were perfect. A really enjoyable quick read. The author did a great job of showing what can happen when a girl wants more than what is expected of her.

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LauraWeasley
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Ok, I enjoyed this much more than I thought I would! #ToBestTheBoys is a fast-paced read with interesting characters, including a smart, fierce and just all-around awesome heroine. Science plays a big part in this and though that's not my forte in real life, it made for a compelling story. I also loved the blend of the 19th-century-esque setting and the fantasy elements. Bonus points for all the banter and the sweet romance subplot. 🌟🌟🌟🌟

JohannaRose I‘ve been wanting to read this! Thank you for the review! 😊 8mo
LauraWeasley @JohannaRose Aw, you're Welcome! Hope you enjoy the book! 😊 8mo
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BookishGirl06
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Just finished this late last night and I really enjoyed reading it. I thought it was a pretty cool concept. It reminds me a little bit of Mulan. Definitely check it out if you‘re looking for a book where the girl doesn‘t need a man to succeed.

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LauraWeasley
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"For the girl who's been told to quiet down, calm down, sit down, or just leave it to the men - this is for you."

So much love for this dedication. ❤️

#MaryWeber #ToBestTheBoys #quote #dedication #girlpower #fantasyreads #yareads #currentlyreading

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BookishGirl06
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Lol. Love this 😂

Alex20 Hello how you doing I can see you read alot of books so I was wondering if we could be friends am still very new to English 8mo
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BookishGirl06
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Starting tonight

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Cailey_Mac
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Debating starting this next; there‘s a group on Booktube who have their own “book club” and this is the book they are going to talk about at the end of April📖 #17of2019 #tbr

BookishGirl06 I‘m reading it for a group too. It‘s not for booksplosion is it ? 8mo
Cailey_Mac @BookishGirl06 It is Booksplosion! I try to read the book the pick so I can watch it live, but I always miss it by an hour😅 8mo
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sydpiepgrass
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I loved this book! I found it to be really inspirational, action packed and not lacking in wonderful characters either. Highly recommend 4.5/5

Spillmrj I love all her books... 5mo
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MellieAntoinette
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“To Dissenters: No one likes a sore pouter-so stay
home.”

I probably would have categorized this as a MG retelling of all your favorite YA fandoms, because this was ADORABLE!! It was cute, approachable and had happier moments reminiscent of:
✅ Alice and Wonderland
✅ The Hunger Games
✅ Caraval
✅ Audrey Rose Wadsworth
✅ The Maze Runner.

“My Labyrinth was you. Your mind. Your heart.
Your trust.”

Super enjoyable!

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MellieAntoinette
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“Were you given the opportunity to know more of my spirit, I believe I‘d find the experience wholly unsatisfying.”

#OWLsReadathon2019: Herbology (plants on cover)
#magicalreadathon #magicalreadathon2019

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Branwen
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There was a snafu with the mail this week and my poor bookish box got delivered to the wrong address! 😭 But thankfully it got handled and got back to me today which makes me SO FREAKING HAPPY because look at how awesome it is! A Strange the Dreamer pillowcase! A King of Scars shirt! A Harry Potter necklace and banner! AND A PRIORY OF THE ORANGE TREE PIN OMG! And the book I've never heard of but it looks great! 😍📚💕 #bookishbox #bookmail

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UnabridgedPod
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***GIVEAWAY!!!*** Happy Book Birthday to Mary Weber's To Best the Boys! I thoroughly enjoyed this feminist, fantasy YA novel. (Check out my review at unabridgedpod.com!) To celebrate publication, you're invited to enter a GIVEAWAY for one Advanced Reader Copy of the novel. For details, go to @ Jen.loves.books on IG.