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Aurora Rising
Aurora Rising | Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff
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From the New York Times and internationally bestselling authors of the Illuminae Files comes a new science fiction epic . . . The year is 2380, and the graduating cadets of Aurora Academy are being assigned their first missions. Star pupil Tyler Jones is ready to recruit the squad of his dreams, but his own boneheaded heroism sees him stuck with the dregs nobody else in the academy would touch . . . A cocky diplomat with a black belt in sarcasm A sociopath scientist with a fondness for shooting her bunkmates A smart-ass tech whiz with the galaxy's biggest chip on his shoulder An alien warrior with anger-management issues A tomboy pilot who's totally not into him, in case you were wondering And Ty's squad isn't even his biggest problem--that'd be Aurora Jie-Lin O'Malley, the girl he's just rescued from interdimensional space. Trapped in cryo-sleep for two centuries, Auri is a girl out of time and out of her depth. But she could be the catalyst that starts a war millions of years in the making, and Tyler's squad of losers, discipline cases, and misfits might just be the last hope for the entire galaxy. NOBODY PANIC.
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Jari-chan
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Mehso-so

All in all I enjoyed the book. I begin liking the characters, even though they're not an outburst of creativity. But I still wondered what would happen next to them and cared about all of them.

Still, there's a HUGE point I just can't oversee: If you wake up 200 years in the future you don't just blend in like Aurora did. A person from 1820 waking up in 2020 won't just go and say “Oh, what a lovely I-Pad you got there.“ Nope.

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FantasyChick
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Taking a working lunch today in hopes I can skip out a bit early later

I normally don't eat fat food by a coworker was going out and I haven't had an A&W poutine in YEARS!! It's almost as good as I remember 😊

Finished my first #audiobook this morning so I decided to start the tagged for the afternoon. Sci fi is NOT my genre, but I hear good things. We'll see

#mrbook1inamillion #litsypartyofone #24B4Monday
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ljuliel I hate to sound stupid , but what are you eating ? It looks like French fries with gravy or cheese ? Whatever it is, it looks really good. 😋 2w
FantasyChick @ljuliel There are no stupid questions!!! If you've never been to Canada there's a good chance you've never had one. Poutine is fries with cheese curds and gravy! National specialty and soooo good 😊 2w
jillannjohn That looks delicious! 2w
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Bklover I want your lunch!!! Yum! 2w
Lauram That looks amazing! 2w
ljuliel I believe I could stand to try a plate of that. Sounds doggone good. 2w
Andrew65 @FantasyChick I‘d not heard of this either. @ljuliel (edited) 2w
MrBook My kinda fries! 😎🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻 2w
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chaoticgoodhufflepuff
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Mehso-so

A centuries buried secret with the possibility of ending the galaxy? Only this ragtag group of teens can save the day.

If that sounded a bit snarky, it‘s because I really expected more out of this book. This started strong, but all of the characters felt a little flat too me, everything was just too rushed, and we are reminded too often that these kids are misfits. Additional spoilery gripe 👇🏻

Full cast did an amazing job, though. 🌕🌕🌗🌑🌑

chaoticgoodhufflepuff And out of seven POV characters, we had to end the book with 3 straight couples. Including a “mating” bond. 3w
chaoticgoodhufflepuff #TeamSlaughter #Scarathlon @Clwojick 5 points for finishing + 1 participation (512 total) (edited) 3w
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chaoticgoodhufflepuff
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Whew! So I didn‘t make it. But I am super looking forward to the next one now!

#TeamSlaughter #Scarathlon #24B4Monday #readathon @Clwojick 5 points/hr x 16 hours [80] + 1 participation (370 total)

Clwojick You did amazing!! And you just got another 80 points, so that's awesome!!! 4w
sharread Wow! 🥇👍🎃 4w
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chaoticgoodhufflepuff
Aurora Rising | Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff
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Spent all day #audiocheesecaking and #audiocleaning for my turn to host book club!

#TeamSlaughter #Scarathlon @Clwojick 20 points for the cooking + 1 point for post (246 total)

CrowCAH That cheesecake looks super delicious!!! 1mo
Clwojick OH my goodness! amazing! 4w
chaoticgoodhufflepuff @Clwojick Thanks so much! 4w
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Sara_Planz
Aurora Rising | Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff
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Flat out fun! If you like Firefly or ST:TNG this one will definitely fit the bill. Cannot wait for the next one in the series!!!!

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Sara_Planz
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This book is giving me Firefly type feels.

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Johanna414
Aurora Rising | Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff
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I really need to stop reading books that have sequels waiting to be written... this was so much fun and I am desperate for more!

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Johanna414
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This little sweetheart is either getting a cold or working on a tooth - either way, she‘s not happy and insists she needs to sleep on me. I‘m super into this book right now but keep having to put it down and rest my arms... #booknerdproblems #momproblems

Lynnsoprano 😍 Those moments go by so fast. 2mo
Gezemice Awww 😍❤️ 2mo
Texreader ❤️❤️❤️ 2mo
bewareofwords I fell in love with this book too! Hope you enjoy it. 🥰 2mo
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faelinwolf
Aurora Rising | Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff
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Look what I found on my #audiowalk! 😀🐌😀 I see lots of caterpillars and grasshoppers on my walks, but this is my first snail!

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Johanna414
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One child woke up at 5am, the other refused to take his nap today. It was a rough day. The plus side is that they both went to bed super early and I actually get a little time to enjoy myself tonight! This book is really fun so far ☺️ #audiocrochet

Gaylagal2 It's sometimes hard to find time for yourself and I'm super glad for you that you did 😉 2mo
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mdemanatee
Aurora Rising: The Aurora Cycle 1 | Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff
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My friend was working at the fancy juice place on the walk home from the library so now I am reading with fancy juice.

Clwojick Ooh! Looks fancy😉 Jealous 2mo
mdemanatee @Clwojick the price was also fancy if that helps you feel less jealous. 😂 but it was super yummy! 2mo
Clwojick Ha hahah! Touché ? 2mo
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TheRomantiCate
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I started this one this morning and I‘m so obsessed!! The characters are incredibly vivid and the dialogue is so fun and fantastically written!! 🤩🤩🤩

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bewareofwords
Aurora Rising | Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff
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August totals! 12 books in all. First 6 listed were audiobooks. One of my favorites from this month was Aurora Rising, though another shoutout goes to The Restaurant at the End of the Universe for getting me through labor with my son. 😂

#august #augustwrapup #monthlywrapup #monthlytotals

Eggbeater I loved Daring Greatly! 3mo
bewareofwords @Eggbeater It‘s amazing! I love everything by Brené Brown. ?? 3mo
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Cityofamber
Aurora Rising | Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff
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Pickpick

I enjoyed this, but the constantly being told how these kids were misfits was a little repetitive.

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Aimeesue
Aurora Rising | Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff
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Forgot I even put this one on hold until it appeared on my Libby holds.
BG photo: Stars in the Andromeda Galaxy's disc (Hubble)
Science is so freaking cool.

ShyBookOwl I love that feeling! It's like a gift that you know you'll love because u picked it lol 3mo
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mcipher
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Guys, I just bought a new car. And it‘s so. Much. Money. But my car got totaled on Thursday (everyone is okay) so... I‘m celebrating/freaking out a little with beer and a book in the backyard. Also my dad, who went with me, is loving the Honda CR-V song and wants to play it when we walk into the dealership to finish the paperwork. 😆😆

TheSpineView Glad you are OK. I know your pain on car prices. My dad always said money doesn't grow on trees but I never understood until I hav to.p but my first car! 3mo
QuietlyLaura So glad you are ok! Cars are a lot of money but they are also freedom and independence, too! ☺️ 3mo
AmyG Yikes. As long as you are ok. As my Mom always would say...drive it in good health. 3mo
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Megabooks Glad you are okay! 3mo
Bklover Enjoy your new car! 🚘 3mo
mcipher @TheSpineView I know! It‘s not something you think about until you have to pay for a new one. 3mo
mcipher @QuietlyLaura That is true - but someday I want to live somewhere I don‘t need one! 😆 3mo
mcipher @AmyG Yeah - we were shaken up but not hurt. And I plan to be very safe and healthy in this one!! 3mo
mcipher @Megabooks Me too - my son hugged me like ten times after because he was so glad I didn‘t get hurt (my side was the worst). 3mo
mcipher @Bklover I will - I am excited to get it tomorrow! 3mo
shellleigh33 Omg I haven‘t been on Litsy due to moving and just now seeing this. I am so glad you are okay 😘 3mo
mcipher @shellleigh33 Moving?! How exciting! And I saw a comment about a fiancé? Congratulations!! Hope all is well my friend. ?? 3mo
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fireth
Aurora Rising: The Aurora Cycle 1 | Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff
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New curse word added to my repertoire: Mothercustard.

Chelleo I really liked this book. Can‘t wait til the next! 3mo
fireth @Chelleo Me too! 3mo
BooknerdsLife Hahaaaa 😂 I am so happy you enjoyed the book 🤗 3mo
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TheBookishSock
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Don‘t mind me. I‘m just fangirling over #AuroraRising while waiting for the US release of #Darkdawn ⚔️ 💀
Aurora Rising SPOILER FREE REVIEW https://youtu.be/4FsaeY9e2g0

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TheBookishSock
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I have a feeling that this is going to be my favorite read from my August TBR. I don‘t think I could write a better review than this one that already exists (linked below), but if you like Star Trek vibes mixed with the story progression coming from different character perspectives - then you‘ll love this book.
https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/2186217401

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TheBookishSock
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These are officially my new favorite insults 😂

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Sweetkokoro
Aurora Rising | Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff
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Panpan

⭐️⭐️What killed this story was the writing. The dialogue was cringe, & the constant use of name calling to be funny got played out. The endless references of LOTR for Kal was obnoxious. The first time, funny, then it kept happening & lost its funny. None of the characters stood out, i did like Kal. Also a rushed love story. I also was not sad at all when i was supposed to be & that is due to having zero connection to any of the characters.

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Caffeinated_Reader
Aurora Rising: The Aurora Cycle 1 | Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff
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#84 of my year! I have not read The Illuminae Files but those are on my TBR for sure. This cover is so freaking beautiful I had to buy it. If I end up really liking this one then I will definitely buy the other series.

Caffeinated_Reader First of all the over all humor of the book was by far my favorite part aside from every character of course. Secondly the mission and everything that had to be done in order to accomplish everything was dished out so beautifully deliciously that I couldn‘t put the book down! The ending was shocking and heartbreaking and triumphant and I can‘t wait to see what else squad 312 gets up to! 3mo
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TiffanyMichele
Aurora Rising | Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff
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Mehso-so

I think that this book was overhyped and it made me not enjoy it as much as I wish i could have. I was waiting for a copy of this for MONTHS and when I finally got it last week... like I read it in one day but mostly because I knew that if I put it down I wouldn‘t want to finish it. Ever.
⭐️⭐️
(I‘m just glad my ship took off by the end of the book. So ⭐️⭐️⭐️.)

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MellieAntoinette
Aurora Rising | Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff
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“Don‘t you think there‘s a better way for the AL to utilize my highly trained, supremely skilled, and totally spankable tail section than as a delivery girl?”

Presence of Oxford comma? ✅

rretzler The only way!😜🤣 4mo
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pythoness
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I‘ve gotten around to reading Aurora Rising and I‘m already in love, honestly.

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monogamist_reader
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This book was freaking amazing!!! I cant believe how much I enjoyed it. I am not a big fan of science fiction but this one got me so hooked. Fun and fast pacing plot with different POV, amazing characters (love Kal), and shocking ending!!! 5 🌟

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Jen_Reads
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1. Such a good book.
2. Both, but crunchy currently
3. Sunset
4. Realistically I‘d pay for my cats dental work and try to pay down my bills. Unrealistically I‘d buy tickets to Croatia or Slovenia and maybe Italy.
5. Maybe kindergarten or third grade? Sometime in elementary school where I didn‘t have so much anxiety.

#friyayintro @howjessreads

howjessreads I might need to read this! I recently looooved the Illuminae Files. 4mo
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Chelleo
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️🎧 Read 2019-07-14

I don‘t know who or what prompted me to put this on my TBR list but I am so thankful because this book was amazing! I loved each member of the squad (admittedly some more than others) and their journey. Would love to see this on the big screen. I‘m sick I have to wait for book 2!!! 😱

Branwen I just finished this earlier in the week and LOVED it so much! One of my faves of 2019 so far! That picture is amazing! 😍💕📚 4mo
Chelleo @Branwen The pic is from the author‘s website. There‘s also a really cool book trailer. 4mo
Branwen @Chelleo Wow, that's really cool! I'll have to check it out! Thanks! 🤗 4mo
NanookMyBook I too read this just because and LOVED it! I read it in one sitting and can‘t wait for the second book! ❤️📚❤️ 4mo
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BookishGamer87
Aurora Rising | Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff
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Jay and Amie are terrible, wonderful people who write terrible, wonderful books. I don't think I could love this any more if I tried.

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LilMrmd79
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Hanging out at B&N, finishing up this one.

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Branwen
Aurora Rising | Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff
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Most definately one of my favorite YA books of the year so far. I am a sucker for a ragtag bunch of misfits! 😁💕📚

LibrarianRyan Have you read the Disasters yet. ? 4mo
Branwen @LibrarianRyan Yes! Omg I adored that one too! So funny and full of action! I liked this one a little better though! 4mo
LibrarianRyan @Branwen I have it I just haven‘t gotten to it yet. 4mo
Branwen @LibrarianRyan I hope you like it as much as I did! 🤗 4mo
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Chelleo
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No clue how this ending up on my TBR or who recommended it but I am loving this #audiobook 🎧 so far. The narration is great too!

emtobiasz Oh, I loved this one in print. Glad it translates well to audio! 🎧 4mo
Chelleo @emtobiasz I‘ve seen a few post that show some graphics in the print version and now I want! 4mo
monogamist_reader I just started this one! 4mo
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Chelleo @monogamist_reader Yay, a reading buddy! Ok, why do I keep seeing Chris Pine as a young Capt. Kirk whenever Tyler is in a scene?!? 4mo
monogamist_reader @Chelleo ahaha!! Yes, i guess you cant help it 😄 4mo
Chelleo @monogamist_reader Who is your favorite character so far? 4mo
Chelleo @emtobiasz It‘s really good. Deserves an Audie! 4mo
monogamist_reader @Chelleo I am loving Kal, what about you?? 4mo
Chelleo @monogamist_reader I‘m torn between Finn and Zela (not sure of spellings bc of the audiobook). Magellan is a close runner up 😂 4mo
monogamist_reader @Chelleo Zela is awesome as well!! I'm half way through so ill keep you posted of my status !! 4mo
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eloreads
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🌟🌟🌟🌟
I didn‘t think I‘d like this since I hated Illuminae, but I wanted to give this a chance and I ended up LOVING it!
Aurora was a bit bland and somewhat of a Mary Sue, but I liked the other characters. I don‘t understand how the authors managed to fit a “mating” bond in the story and I didn‘t think the POVs were distinct enough from each other, but these were the only issues I had with it.

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jackilynn
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jackilynn
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House/dog sitting for my parents while they are out of town all week so I get an extra reading buddy. I think Cleo misses them.

LibrarianRyan Baby!!! 5mo
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geekybookgirl2
Aurora Rising | Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff
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I really enjoyed this book. A fun space adventure with great complex characters, sassy banter and a intriguing mystery at its core. I can't wait to read the next book.

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

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jackilynn
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Continuing this Sci-Fi kick I seem to be on lately as I start this beauty tonight.

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LilMrmd79
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Started this tonight. So far, so good. 😀

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reiddecillia
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Ah, the joy of new books.

Cfischbuch Great picks! 5mo
Eggs Welcome to Litsy 🤗🎈 5mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Welcome to Litsy 💖📖💖 5mo
MrsBabki You pick the most intriguing books! 5mo
Gretajahn Hey ried 4mo
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Johanna414
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I went to buy a new car seat for Lane and there was a book just sitting there in my cart... really, I had no choice.

Riveted_Reader_Melissa Totally agree, you were ambushed! 5mo
JacqMac I hate it when that happens. 😆 5mo
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DuskAngelReads
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Just finished Aurora Rising and it is amazing!! The characters are so well developed. The world is so freaking interesting. The plot was so well done. So many plot twists. So much unpredictability! In love with this book. I need book 2, literally yesterday! Thinking about rereading via audiobook straight away. 😁

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Full review to come on www.duskangelreads.com 👌🏻

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DuskAngelReads
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Making progress on Aurora Rising! 290 pages in and only 180 to go! Need to have this finished tomorrow before the Fantasy JourneyAThon starts!!

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DuskAngelReads
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The sarcasm & humour in this book is ON POINT! 👌🏻👌🏻

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DuskAngelReads
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#currentlyreading !! I‘m going to attempt to be more active here on Litsy again! Especially with the @JourneyAThon coming up! 🤞🏻🤞🏻