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After the Flood
After the Flood | Kassandra Montag
An unforgettable, inventive, and riveting epic saga with the literary force and evocative imagination of Station Eleven, Zone One, and The Road, that signals the arrival of an extraordinary new talent.
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amyf0x
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In a near-future world that‘s been almost completely flooded, fiercely independent Myra struggles to keep her young daughter, Pearl, alive while fishing where she can and figuring out who she can trust.

Read October 16-21
Book 55/55 🎉

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New book mail!

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valeriegeary
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Finished 1 book this week but started a couple others that I'll talk about tomorrow. This one surprised me! It's set in a future where most of the world is covered in water. There are islands, but most people live on boats. It's about a mother searching for her lost daughter. Also about love, grief, survival, humanity. Some moments felt too convenient & world building a little thin at times, but overall I was swept away by this grand adventure!

valeriegeary Oh and hubby finished reading his book and said he enjoyed it and I needed to read it! So I guess I'm moving that up on my tbr! 😆 6d
Cinfhen Welcome back!! Glad you both enjoyed your reads. I own this book so must get around to reading it 6d
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Rissa1
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The setting of this Novel put a new spin on Dystopian stories. 4⭐

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valeriegeary
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#weeklyforecast: catching a flight home to the Pacific Northwest, home to partly cloudy skies and 50 degree temps. Starting the tagged book on the flight. We'll see how much I can get read in 6 hours! After that I have no idea what I'm going to read! I have to look at my shelves when I get home. 😆
@Cinfhen

Cinfhen Great photo!!! What a wonderful trip~ thanks for sharing parts with us 😁 2w
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Rissa1
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Just waiting on the close of show, found the perfect reading spot. #IGES #LittlePigeonriver #PigeonForge

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Jenken1998
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I don't normally read dystopian but this caught my eye. I enjoyed the world building and writing. I think the character development was no match for the world building. I still enjoyed it though for the plot. The world as we know it is covered in water. A mother is forced to put herself and her youngest daughter in danger as they set out on a journey to locate her first born daughter. I am somewhere between 3 and 4 🚢

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Aimeesue
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Guess I have to read this one now, since I borrowed the ebook when it was available to everyone with no wait list/hold as the ALA's Libraries Transform book pick in October, and its due in 3 days. 😁

jillrhudy Let me know how it is. I wish they‘d do this with something everyone wants! 3w
Aimeesue @jillrhudy It's amazingly Pirate-y. There's a definite Treasure Island feel about it, only the treasure is antibiotics and bullets. RLS + The Earth Abides, basically. (edited) 3w
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Lareliw
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This book is incredible. I picked it up only because it was a library read book, and I fell in love with the story and characters. I'm so glad I read this! The twist and turns were incredible. It's one of those books where after you're finished, you hope the author writes a sequel, and not only that, but you have to take a break before you read any other book because it just has to absorb. 10/10

CBee I completely agree!! I‘m still thinking about this one ♥️ 3w
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Mitch
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#octoberinbooks

A good month! Very crime heavy, from what you need to do to survive when the climate has collapsed 100 years into the future to family loyalty and corruption on East Texas. I‘ve learnt about 12th century female serial killers and watched as the city of Austin is built and defends itself as a good place to live. I‘ve been shocked by the amazingness of some short stories and felt deeply saddened for the women of copper county.

Chrissyreadit I feel like I have to read all of these now. 3w
wanderinglynn What an awesome selection! I‘ll be adding a couple of these to my TBR. 👍🏻 3w
Mitch @wanderinglynn enjoy Lynn. I love the variety of worlds you can inhabit in books! And this month was certainly varied for me! 3w
Mitch @Chrissyreadit 👍🏼🥰👍🏼 3w
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CBee
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How can I put into words what a beautiful book this is? It‘s about wrenching loss, betrayal, and utter heartbreak. But, it‘s also about forgiveness, redemption, fragile trust, and LOVE. The love that Myra has for her daughters, and the love she eventually shows herself.
On another note - I would most likely not survive an apocalyptic event. So there‘s that. 😳😳
I highly recommend this one ♥️

AmyG I so agree. I loved this book. And yes....this event of flooding of the planet. I felt transported and understood how you do what you need to do to survive. I couldn‘t begin to imagine how I‘d fare. Lovely book cover. (edited) 4w
CBee @AmyG I found a pic of this cover on Google - it‘s my favorite! And yes - transported is the perfect word. When I read books like this, despite them being a favorite genre, I can‘t help but wonder - could this actually happen? In this case, I think it could 😳 4w
AmyG Yes, I too believe this could happen as the climate warms. To me this was all very real. 3w
CBee @AmyG it‘s scary to think about 🙁 3w
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Jenken1998
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Loving this cover. Going to start this now

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Linda_Bloodworth_Author
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Bailedbailed

Honestly, not worth my time. I DNF'd this book 40% through. The main character is one dimensional, doesn't seem to care about the kid she has with her and acts so carelessly. Waste of time.

Reviewsbylola I bailed on this too with the intention to revisit it at some point because I thought maybe it was just a case of bad timing. Now I‘m thinking I made the right choice. 4w
AmyG I loved this book. To each his own. 4w
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AJBowers
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Not even two seconds in and already this book has gripped me! Also isn't this cover just amazing??!

EKonrad Just finished this one. 😊 4w
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Mitch
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I raced through, glued to the pages for 2 days straight! 2130, sea levels have risen to critical levels, Myra & her daughter take to the seas. I was surprised how vivid the setting was when the vast majority of the book happens in the ocean. It has the sense of a thriller, with a sensitivity & a cast of interesting characters. A few awkward coincidences, & less time on how we got where we are than I was craving, but a hugely enjoyable read.

BookNAround This is our library‘s one book read and they‘re offering free downloads with no due date. 4w
ljuliel Same here @BookNAround 🙂 4w
Mitch @BookNAround It was memorable ! 4w
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EKonrad
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Turns out I would not survive in a post-apocalyptic world where the globe is flooded! Such an excellent book though! Action packed and beautiful writing to boot! #arc @WilliamMorrowBooks

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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kedupre
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Who hurt you, Kassandra Montag?

Trigger warnings for this book include: rape, sex trafficking, suicide, child abuse, dismemberment, violence, slavery, genocide.... I mean, pick a trigger warning, I guarantee it pertains to this book. Jesus. That was brutal.

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Mitch
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Starting this beauty tonight - one from my birthday books sent to me my the gorgeous @Soubhiville

DrexEdit I have this one in my Libby queue at the moment. Will be interested to hear your thoughts! 😊 1mo
Soubhiville I hope you like it! 1mo
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Karisa
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Bailedbailed

I really wanted to like this book... 😬

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llwheeler
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In case anyone else needs a waiting for election results distraction - or for non-Canadians, if your Monday needs some cheering up - have some sleepy cuddle cats.

I just finished the tagged book but don't really have my thoughts in order about it yet. Overall, probably a good book that's not quite my kind of book?

Karisa I had a hard time getting into that book. It felt like all the pieces were there but the world just fell flat. 🤷‍♀️ On the other hand, your cats are adorable! 😻😺 1mo
BethM How long will it take you guys to know? 1mo
batsy 😻😻 1mo
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llwheeler @BethM not too much longer probably 1mo
llwheeler @Karisa yeah, I agree. It's very strong for a debut, but something was missing for me. And thanks! 😸 1mo
Amiable OMG, my heart is going to explode from the cuteness of this photo ... 1mo
Jaimelire I just started this book and am feeling kind of blah about it. Should I finish it? Elections were last night, I am not too surprised by the results. Should be interesting for the next few years. 1mo
llwheeler @Jaimelire it was pretty consistent for me, the way I felt about it didn't really change throughout. And yes, true. 1mo
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kedupre
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Help...

I made it through postpartum depression with my son. Ever since then, I absolutely cannot read or watch or hear about traumatic things happening to children. It gives me awful anxiety, even if it‘s fiction.

Soooo..... I‘m 5 chapters in, I don‘t know if I can keep going with this one! Advice???

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Lauredhel
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Birthday present!

starlight97 Lovely cover 🤩 1mo
ljuliel Happy Birthday 🎂 1mo
rohit-sawant Happy Birthday! 🎉🎂🎉 1mo
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Chrissyreadit Happy birthday! 1mo
Lauredhel @ljuliel @rohit-sawant @Chrissyreadit thanks! Most of my presents were yarn related but there was also this book :) 1mo
Lindy Happy Birthday! Enjoy your book and your yarn! 1mo
Jas16 Happy Birthday 🎉🎁🎂🎈 1mo
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Hforrester12
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Let's see how this is.....

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Mowen036
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Beautiful just beautiful.

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llwheeler
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Taking advantage of another of these library big read things. This was already on my wishlist (largely due to that gorgeous cover, let's be real) so figured why not.

Looking forward to reading it.

Hforrester12 Me took 1mo
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Librarybelle
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PSA for US Littens: if you are interested in reading the tagged book, and your library offers Overdrive/Libby, between today and October 21, you can get a copy free. No wait list. It‘s part of the Libraries Transform initiative through ALA, the American Library Association. #LTBookPick

I‘m snagging a copy tonight after work!

eri.reads Yes I'd just seen this when I opened Libby a few mins ago! 2mo
sharread Yes I reserved it. Looks fantastic. 2mo
Graciouswarriorprincess I saw this before now and just saw it on the Libby app! 2mo
Crazeedi I just saw this on overdrive! 2mo
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awishman
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Best book I've read in 2019. The plot itself was interesting, but it was the writing that broke me open. The character of Myra and her journey to search for her lost daughter described so beautifully the agony and ecstasy of motherhood. The writing was haunting, aching, and all-encompassing.

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Mitch
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Oh my goodness - my birthday continues. Thank you so so much wonderful @Soubhiville I‘ve wanted to read this since I saw it on litsy! And the little dragon pin ❤️. Fab bookmark and pens. I love it. Today is a good day! 😘

squirrelbrain Lovely! ❤️ 2mo
AmyG How lovely. And this is such an awesome book. 2mo
Mitch @AmyG looking forward to it #blameitonlitsy 2mo
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Soubhiville Yay! I‘m so glad it finally arrived! (I was starting to worry a little.) I thought you might like pens for your new homemade journals. 💜 2mo
Mitch @Soubhiville It actually came yesterday - but we missed the post and had to collect it from the post office today x I love it all xxxx 2mo
TheAromaofBooks That dragon pin is adorable!! 2mo
Mitch @TheAromaofBooks agreed! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2mo
DGRachel That bookmark is great!😆 2mo
Mitch @DGRachel Its an “ accept“ from me - every time ( even when I know I shouldn't!) 2mo
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Avanders
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Oooh 😍🥰😍 Thank you so much @AmyG for such a wonderful fall package!! (I opened it a day early since it was a thank you for the swap 🥰🤗 ... hope you don‘t mind! 😁😘♥️)

The scarf is gorgeous, I‘m so excited to read the book (it sounds so good!), and I love the bookmark! Thank you also for the cocoas... with the cool weather coming, I‘m going to make good use of them!!
🥰♥️🍁🥰♥️🍂🥰

#cozyswap

AmyG I am happy you like everything. The book is just wonderful! I am glad opened early! I am SO tempted. 🤣 thanks again for organizing this...I love your swaps. (edited) 2mo
JamieLou Does this mean we can all open early 😂 Just kidding. Can‘t wait! 2mo
Avanders @JamieLou lol no!! 😂 It wasn‘t one of the regular swap packages — she had sent me a thank you, so I thought it didn‘t count the same way 😁😉 @amyg I know!! I keep looking at those boxes..... And you bet! ♥️🥰😍🥰😍🥰🍂🍁 2mo
JamieLou @Avanders Mines already half open anyways from my Friday goof lol. Midnight will be here soon enough to finish. 😂😂😂 The struggle. Also Amy has a good point that your swaps are always my favorite ones! (edited) 2mo
Avanders @JamieLou lol oh yeah! Well, these things happen 😁😁😂 Aww thanks guys — I love ‘em too! ♥️🥰♥️ 2mo
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Mrsgarrisonreads
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Mehso-so

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I had such high hopes for this one and the first half of the story was amazing but the last two hours of the audioBook killed it for me. I was left in the mindset of why did I bother finishing it. Like I said the first half was amazing and the characters have such depth, but the second half crushed what was to be a 5 star read. My full review including trigger warnings are on my blog.Link on bio. I hope you love this one better than I did.

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eanderson
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Theo and #bookmail 💕💕💕💕💕 One of my wins from Goodreads is in and I‘m excited for it!!! Theo also wanted to make an appearance so he snuck into the picture. 🤗 #goodreadsgiveaway #pugsoflitsy

batsy Theo ❤️ 2mo
LauraJ Hey Theo, long time no see! 2mo
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Mrsgarrisonreads
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What‘s on your September TBR?

#tbr #septembertbr #reading

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Rissa1
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So many books, so little time! I need to finish up some books before I start this. #bookmail #goodreadsgiveaway

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Laughterhp
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The dangers of reading a book at a fire... I didn‘t even know this happened! 🤦‍♀️🤦‍♀️

At least it‘s just an ARC and not a finished book!

#SaturdayReads #weekendreads #campfirereading #campfireseason

BarbaraTheBibliophage Flying ash-ccident! 🤪 2mo
Laughterhp @BarbaraTheBibliophage Haha 😂😂😂 2mo
valeriegeary Oh no! 😭 2mo
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KatieDid927
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I waffled between a pick and so-so. I really enjoyed the premise and some of the characters. Pearl is an amazing little girl and I loved how she was developed, but unfortunately the story fell flat for me overall. Many of the coincidences were a little too convenient, there were a lot of cliches and the MC's inner dialogue was repetitive and tedious. By the last 50 pages I was skimming to find out what happens. ⬇️

KatieDid927 This is also the book that made me realize stories based in boats or on the water bore me. It was an issue for me with Moby Dick, some of Davos' POV chapters in Song of Ice and Fire and even movies like Master and Commander. Maybe it's that I grew up near Mystic, CT and visiting the seaport often but I think another part of it is the descriptions of the sea and managing a ship ultimately all blend together. It just doesn't keep my interest. #ARC 3mo
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eanderson
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Yayyy!!! I won another #goodreadsgiveaway for a book that was published yesterday. I‘m looking forward to this one!

Cathythoughts Great stuff 👍🏻🤸‍♂️. I have this stacked & it looks so good 3mo
xxjenadanxx That one is on my tbr! Awesome win! 3mo
AmyG You are lucky. This is just wonderful. 3mo
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BridgetteM
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I was immersed in the flooded post-apocalyptic world of After the Flood. Although it deals with such weighty themes as grief and motherhood set against the backdrop of the fall of civilization, it still manages to be hopeful. It‘s a real page-turner. 5 ⭐️‘s from me. Thank you for the ARC, @WilliamMorrowBooks

AmyG I loved this book....and was surprised that I did. I don‘t read many post-apocalyptic books. 3mo
BridgetteM @AmyG Glad you enjoyed it, too! It definitely stands out among its peers. 3mo
xxjenadanxx I can't wait to read this one. 2mo
BridgetteM @xxjenadanxx Hope you enjoy it as much as I did. 🙂 2mo
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KatieDid927
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Received this from a mystery sender the other day! #HighFivetoSummerSwap #HFTSS @JoScho

JoScho Yay!!! 3mo
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Lauren.Archer
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It was a solid read, but I was looking for Station Eleven, so that left me a little disappointed. I know why publishers throw those comparisons out there for books but that book has too high of standard to try to compare. I believe there is a place in the dystopian category for this book

For my full review, please visit my blog at: http://obsessedbookaholic.com/2019/08/31/after-the-flood-book-review/

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KatieDid927
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1. 🌊🛶
2. Chillin‘ 😎
3. Cookie dough 🍨
4. I played piano for a few years as a kid. I‘d love to brush up on it. 🎹
5. 👍🏼

#FriyayIntro @howjessreads

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Bookwormjillk
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For the first fifty pages of this book I didn‘t like the main characters, and wasn‘t sure if I would finish. I kept going because it was an #arc and I wanted to give it a chance. After that the story was so powerful, and the characters‘ journeys were so emotional that I couldn‘t put it down. An engrossing book with a satisfying ending. I can‘t wait to read more by this author.
@WilliamMorrowBooks

collegecatlady I‘m really looking forward to reading this one! 3mo
AmyG I loved this book. Yes, took a little bit to get i to it. 3mo
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BridgetteM
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Spending this lazy Sunday reading After the Flood by Kassandra Montag.

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j9brown
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Thanks to @WilliamMorrowBooks for the #arc!
This had a fantasy feel to it, even though it was set in the real world, in a future where most of the planet has flooded. Wasn't totally feeling it at first, but I was drawn in by the setting and the action and adventure. Myra felt very real, as did her daughter. Some of the other characters could have used a little more development, though. Would read more from this author.

WilliamMorrowBooks Great capsule review! Thank you. 3mo
KatieDid927 Weighing in now as I finally finished it, we mostly agree although it seems like you may have enjoyed it a little more than I did. I found Myra to be tedious by the end. Her inner conflicts were repetitive, but yes Pearl was awesome and other characters were under-developed. 3mo
j9brown @KatieDid927 Haha I was just about to reply to your review! I thought Pearl was so age-appropriately-written, it was actually really great, so many authors write children characters annoyingly wrong. I had other criticisms but I let them slide because I started thinking of it as a pirate adventure and I just went along for the ride 😝 3mo
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KatieDid927 @j9brown Fair, and it definitely was a pirate adventure. The extended part of my review explains that I finally realized that ocean adventuring just doesn't do it for me. It's my own personal preference, but I totally get why other people dig it. 3mo
j9brown @KatieDid927 But I thought you were a big Moby Dick fan! 3mo
KatieDid927 @j9brown Oh no way. Parts of the story are really good but it's one of the most tedious books ever written. Maybe you're thinking of someone else? 3mo
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wideeyedreader
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First of all, thanks again for sending this to me @WilliamMorrowBooks !

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ I really enjoyed reading this. I feel that it‘s powerful and emotional, and the characters are so compelling. I had a hard time putting this book down sometimes!

WilliamMorrowBooks So glad you enjoyed it. 3mo
wideeyedreader @WilliamMorrowBooks Thank you again! 3mo
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wideeyedreader
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My plans today: finish reading this book, sent to me courtesy of @WilliamMorrowBooks

j9brown Same plan here! I'm maybe fifty pages from the end 😁 3mo
wideeyedreader @j9brown Nice! I just finished it and the ending is very good!! 3mo
j9brown @wideeyedreader Oh good! Haha, now I'm excited, gonna have to try to finish it on my lunch break! 3mo
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Chelsea.Poole
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Got rained out of the beach 🌧
Sitting in the beach house with book, snacks, & a drink. #arc #readandeat
Loving this book so far!

OnlyYoo I loveeee Reds! My drink of choice haha 3mo
Chelsea.Poole @OnlyYoo one of my favorites! But this one is "wicked" which I guess means more alcohol and I wasn't a huge fan of it. 3mo
OnlyYoo Good to know! 3mo
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Chelsea.Poole
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Literally been waiting all year to get my toes in the sand. So happy to finally be able to do some beach reading 📖 🏖 🐚
Starting this #arc from @WilliamMorrowBooks RIGHT NOW! 🙌🏻🌊

WilliamMorrowBooks Ah it‘s so good! Wish I was at the beach. 3mo
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candc320
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The world built in this story is fascinating if pretty bleak. The good and the bad of society is heightened as the world becomes both smaller and larger at the same time. Myra‘s quest for her daughter, Row, was admirable but I couldn‘t help but feel for her other daughter, Pearl, and the other people who she pulled along on her search. My biggest issue with the book was the ending...I didn‘t like it at all! Overall an ok story for me. 🌟🌟🌟

collegecatlady This is one I‘m ready to get my hands on! 3mo
candc320 @collegecatlady I hope you enjoy it! 3mo
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Bookwormjillk
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It‘s hard to believe the pool will only be open for a few more weeks. Starting this #arc and enjoying the sun today.