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The Glass Sentence
The Glass Sentence | S. E. Grove
A New York Times Best SellerAn Indiebound Best SellerA Kids' Next Top Ten BookA Summer/Fall 2014 Indies Introduce New Voices SelectionA Junior Library Guild SelectionOne of Publishers Weeklys Best Summer ReadsNot since Philip Pullman's The Golden Compass have I seen such an original and compelling world built inside a book.Megan Whalen Turner, New York Times best-selling author of A Conspiracy of KingsShe has only seen the world through maps. She had no idea they were so dangerous.Boston, 1891. Sophia Tims comes from a family of explorers and cartologers who, for generations, have been traveling and mapping the New Worlda world changed by the Great Disruption of 1799, when all the continents were flung into different time periods. Eight years ago, her parents left her with her uncle Shadrack, the foremost cartologer in Boston, and went on an urgent mission. They never returned. Life with her brilliant, absent-minded, adored uncle has taught Sophia to take care of herself.Then Shadrack is kidnapped. And Sophia, who has rarely been outside of Boston, is the only one who can search for him. Together with Theo, a refugee from the West, she travels over rough terrain and uncharted ocean, encounters pirates and traders, and relies on a combination of Shadracks maps, common sense, and her own slantwise powers of observation. But even as Sophia and Theo try to save Shadracks life, they are in danger of losing their own.The Glass Sentence plunges readers into a time and place they will not want to leave, and introduces them to a heroine and hero they will take to their hearts. It is a remarkable debut.I think The Glass Sentence is absolutely marvelous. Its the best book Ive read in a long time. The world-building is so convincing, the plot so fast-moving and often surprising, and the ideas behind the novel so completely original. I love this book.Nancy Farmer, National Book Award-winning author of The House of the ScorpionI loved it! So imaginative!Nancy PearlAn exuberantly imagined cascade of unexplored worlds, inscribed in prose and detail as exquisite as the ... maps young Sophia uses to navigate such unpredictable landscapes. A book like a pirate's treasure hoard for map lovers like me."Elizabeth Wein, New York Times best-selling author of Code Name VerityBrilliant in concept, breathtaking in scale and stellar in its worldbuilding; this is a world never before seen in fiction . . . Wholly original and marvelous beyond compare.Kirkus Reviews, starred reviewA thrilling, time-bending debut . . . Its a cracking adventure, and Grove bolsters the action with commentary on xenophobia and government for hire, as well as a fascinating system of map magic.Publishers Weekly, starred review
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casvelyn
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I love books with maps! I blame Tolkien.

rachelm Gorgeous! Also happy Litsy anniversary! 2mo
casvelyn Thanks!! 2mo
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KeepCalmWithBooksAndCoffee
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The first few chapters of this book were almost too real considering the political climate right now. Hard to get through but enjoying the audiobook.

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magicalshelves
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Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐

This was a fun story! The continents of the world are all running in different ages of history (ex the UK is in the Middle Ages while half of the USA exists in the later 1800s) and Sophia wants to become a cartologer in order to find her parents who are lost in an unknown age. The story features magical maps, intimidating creatures and a great adventure. Looking forward to book 2.

#fantasy #YA #middlegrade

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Nafiza
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The Mapmakers Trilogy is bloody bleeding awesome. MG is one of the few genres where authors seem to respect their reader's intelligence and ability to follow the twists of their stories.

If you are looking for an original tale about time, friendship, and human nature, try this.

#mg #fantasy

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magicalshelves
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I picked up the first book of this series solely based on the cover. I mean, just look at it! To the left is the book sleeve which is made out of very thin, see-through paper. On the right is the "naked" hardcover. It is gorgeous! It sounds reminiscent of Phillip Pullman's Dark Materials and I am very excited!

#currentread #middlegrade #fantasy #2018 #beautiful #coverappreciation

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Nafiza
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Anyone else was an English lit major and dreaded the days the professor would require you to lug this tome to class? My back still aches at the memory.

#norton
#worldlit

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Johanna414
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Thanks to a quick trip to the library, my #LitsyPartyofOne can continue, although it has turned into a #LitsyPartyofTwo
Lane is enjoying his board books and I'm a couple chapters in to what seems like a really fun middle grade adventure!
@Ambrosnazzy

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missevievelyn
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Aaaaaa I just found this book unbelievably boring 😣 the concept was interesting (the world fractured so different regions are in different time periods), but none of the characters were very compelling to me, and the plot was very slow to start and then when it did get going I just didn't care anyway 😅I also had some other more complicated to explain problems with it. Sorry, book!

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Ke633
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"Memory is a tricky thing... It doesn't just recall the past, it makes the past." #segrove #theglasssentence #novel #maps #mapmakers #trilogy #mythopoeic #fantasy #childrenslit

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missevievelyn
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My current #audiobook! I love the concept and worldbuilding (the world fractures so that different regions are all in different time periods), but to be honest I'm finding the book itself unbelievably boring 😢 but I'm over half way through so will stick it out.

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stacybmartin
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Today's #labsoundtrack. Is today over yet??

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tracy_anne8
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I decided I'm going to do @bookriot #riotgrams challenge for my first challenge on here. Here is a #shelfie or rather closet 😁 I have been promised floor to ceiling bookshelves from the fiance at some point so for now my #tbr books are residing in a closet. My #read books are on an actually bookcase.

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LauraBrook
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Here's last weeks Book Outlet sale splurge. #imayhaveaproblem #likeforreal

Texreader Yay!!! 3y
rachelm Still waiting for my delivery 📦 3y
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LeahBergen I have Where the Peacocks Sing and One for the Books. I didn't see Browsings when I was shopping the sale! 😡 3y
ValerieAndBooks Nice!! I love MFK Fisher. 3y
saresmoore One woman's problems are another woman's aspirations. #bookishgoals 3y
LauraBrook @TheNextBook #youreright #toofewbookshelvesistherealproblem #lotsofblameitonlitsy 😘 @Texreader 👍🏼👍🏼 @rachelm Hope you get it soon - like tomorrow! (They deliver on Sunday, right?) 😉 @LeahBergen I almost missed looking at that whole section - don't want to save too much money when book shopping, right? 😉 @ValerieAndBooks I've heard such good things but never from someone who's read her. Glad you love her, it's a for sure recommendation! 😊 3y
LauraBrook @saresmoore I may have to start making floor to ceiling stacks in the basement to help support my poor floors. 🙄😉 3y
saresmoore Hahahaha! That's really a resourceful and conscientious idea. I'm sure all the books contributed to those qualities in you! 3y
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Bibliogeekery
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This book was such a fun one to read aloud with my partner. The world, in this book, has fragmented into different ages and you can travel between them but politicians are trying to stop the flow of people to different ages (sound familiar?). It's a great adventure story with lots of suspense and twists and turns. Can't wait to read the next one!

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Bibliogeekery
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weekend away with my partner (and family) - means we can *finally* finish this fun book we are reading aloud! 💓

Gleefulreader Nice! Where are you going? 3y
Bibliogeekery Niagara on the Lake! 3y
rabbitprincess @Bibliogeekery Awesome! Have a great time 😃 3y
Eyelit Sounds great! 3y
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LovesToRead
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My daughter reads about important powerful women once a month... so for Halloween she chose to be Rosie the Riveter!!! Next year... Joan of arc!!! So proud of my little lady

Rayleigh_LitAp Joan of arc is one of my favorite historians! 3y
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Bibliogeekery
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cottage traffic read-aloud. Thanksgiving edition. When are we going to invent teleporters already? 🦃🍁

Gleefulreader We just started this one and it will be our family vacation read! 3y
Jenshootsweddings 400 north? 3y
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Jenshootsweddings @Bibliogeekery was that the spot with the onion fields? The 400 on Thanksgiving is always insane 3y
LectricSheep My partner and I were literally just having a wishful conversation about teleporters while sitting in horrible traffic this afternoon. The dreeeeeam.... 3y
Bibliogeekery @Jenshootsweddings -that's EXACTLY where it was! Good eye! 3y
Jenshootsweddings Hopefully that didn't come across as creepy!! I've just been stuck in that same spot many, many times ;) 3y
Bibliogeekery @Jenshootsweddings - no, not creepy at all, just like someone who knows that dreaded highway well! 3y
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Rlweasley
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Loved this book! The world building is incredible. The thought behind the maps is insane. The entire makeup of this story is off-the-charts good. Highly recommend. (Don't mind the cover - there was an incident with shipping and a box of books for work!)

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elkeo_TheBookDragon
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It is called the Mapmakers trilogy for good reason - many amazing maps! (Not all shown here!).
#mapsinbooks #somethingforsept
This is one of the most amazing worlds I have ever read: due to the Great Disruption, all the continents are thrown into different time periods.
READ THIS SERIES. Seriously. You will love the way it bends your brain. And maps!
Plus, you will never think of time zones the same way again😉

RanaElizabeth Ohmybooks, why have I not heard of this series? It sounds so good! 3y
elkeo_TheBookDragon @RanaElizabeth And book 3 just recently came out so you can tear right through without waiting (like I always do impatiently). Enjoy! You will not regret it📚 3y
RanaElizabeth @elkeo And boom, the first one was available now for downloading! 3y
chaoticgoodhufflepuff I'm a sucker for gorgeous maps! 3y
elkeo_TheBookDragon @RanaElizabeth But it's SO much prettier in real life! 3y
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BeththeBookDragon
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My youngest is finally old enough for me to read during his sport practices... ⚾️ This is a re-read so I can start the sequel... Well, maybe a re-scan. I'm not much of a re-reader because there are so many books to read and so little time!! #readingoutside #somethingforsept

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Bibliogeekery
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I posted this book without the jacket earlier and some folks were commenting on how lovely it is, so I thought I'd show it in the jacket - which is also so lovely!

RebeccaSpeas I still haven't read the last book in this series, but I really enjoyed the first two! 3y
elkeo_TheBookDragon They didn't do this lovely vellum type jacket on the others which made me sad. Maybe it was more easily damaged. Who knows. It makes the first one more special! 3y
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Bibliogeekery
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Now that my partner is back teaching we're not moving through our read aloud book very quickly. I kinda want to read ahead on my own, but I mustn't!!! #patienceproblems

elkeo_TheBookDragon This series is SO good!! 3y
HotMessJess What a beautiful book! 3y
Zelma Gorgeous cover! 😍 3y
CaitlinSiem That cover though 😍 3y
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Bibliogeekery
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This is my next read-aloud book with my partner. So far, so good!

elkeo_TheBookDragon It's very good! And of course the start of a trilogy...🙂 3y
Bibliogeekery @elkeo I did NOT know that this was a trilogy!! Thank you for letting me know! 3y
elkeo_TheBookDragon Lucky you that book 3 just came out so if you like it you can keep going instead of waiting in between books like some of us dummies (me) - enjoy!! 3y
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rdkate
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this is a middle grade book, first in a trilogy....great characters, story. A fantasy that takes place after "the great disruption " when time shifted and different regions are different eras....so fun....and there are pirates.....even if you're a grownup, you will enjoy.....

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janaeisms
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You know when you finish a book and you're just angry about how good it was? The Glass Sentence and its sequel are like that. Incredible world building, and manages to pull off dozens of worlds within worlds and move effortlessly between them without feeling like whiplash.

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kdwinchester
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The entire world has had its time shuffled about, so different sections of the world now exist simultaneously at different times in history/the future! The writing struggles a little, but such a fantastic idea. Def going to pick up the second book. 👍🏾 | ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

volumesofthoughts I read this last year, and the concept was just so original and interesting, I really enjoyed it. I find that oftentimes middle grade comes up with much more interesting and original ideas. 4y
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