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Of Fire and Stars
Of Fire and Stars | Audrey Coulthurst
An atmospheric and romantic debut fantasy perfect for fans of Ash and The Winners Curse. Betrothed since childhood to the prince of Mynaria, Princess Dennaleia has always known what her future holds. Her marriage will seal the alliance between Mynaria and her homeland, protecting her people from other hostile kingdoms. But Denna has a secret. She possesses an Affinity for firea dangerous gift for the future queen of a land where magic is forbidden. Now Denna has to learn the ways of her new kingdom while trying to hide her growing magic. To make matters worse, she must learn to ride Mynarias formidable warhorses before her coronationand her teacher is the person who intimidates her most, the prickly and unconventional Princess Amaranthine, sister of her betrothed. When a shocking assassination leaves the kingdom reeling, Mare and Denna reluctantly join forces to search for the culprit. As the two work together, they discover there is more to one another than they thoughtand soon their friendship is threatening to blossom into something more. But with dangerous conflict brewing that makes the alliance more important than ever, acting on their feelings could be deadly. Forced to choose between their duty and their hearts, Mare and Denna must find a way to save their kingdomsand each other.
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Bkwrm7
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Made this #tbrbingo card of ebooks I own, but haven't read, ages ago, but can only cross off two more since I last updated it: Of Fire and Stars and The Duchess Deal. Both excellent though!

BookHoarder32 I thought Frostblood was a good, fast read. 4mo
Bkwrm7 @BookHoarder32 Thanks for the tip! I think the delay on that one for me is I know it's a trilogy so I will want to carve out the time for the whole thing once I start. So many books - so little time! 4mo
BookHoarder32 True! I have the next two but havent read them yet 📚 4mo
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teaa41
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Catching up on posting some reviews before I get even more into my NEWTs reading.

First up is this book. I went in with zero expectations and was hooked. I didn't want to stop listening. This was excellent with political intrigue, angsty romance, and interesting characters. I saw a review online that described it as Tamora Pierce, but queer. This was the perfect way to describe this wonderful book.

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suzisteffen Love the Malinda Lo book & need to find out more about the other two! Nice. Happy Pride! 🏳️‍🌈 6mo
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StephanieMarie
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I successfully completed all 12 OWLs! I loved the majority of them - God Emperor Of Dune and Unicorns of Balinor were just not for me, but the rest were 5 star reads for me. I was pleasantly surprised by The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society and a Man Called Ove, I did not expect to love them as much as I did 💛 #owlsreadathon2019 #magicalreadathon

emz711 They're so great! 5mo
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StephanieMarie
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🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 I loved this so much I had to use a screenshot from goodreads for this, because I immediately lent it out to a friend before I could take a picture! I can't wait for the 2nd book in August 😍 #booked2019 #nightorientedtitle
@Cinfhen @4thhouseontheleft @BarbaraTheBibliophage

Cinfhen Great choice for this prompt 🎉🎉🎉 8mo
Rhelia I love this book too! 8mo
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BooksandStitches
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We are going to visit a lot of worlds today!! 😍😆🐉

wordzie ❤😎 9mo
CSeydel Nice beardie! 9mo
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Purrsistently
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Wrapped up my owlcrateathon with this gem! Ripped my heart out. ❤️

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iread2much
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Good in the beginning, slow in the middle, good in the end. It‘s good enough that I want to read the next one, but not good enough that I‘m rushing out to read it. Some things got wrapped up way to easy, but i really enjoyed the way the author discusses how the women in a traditional kingdom have no freedom, and how duty isn‘t always enough, especially when everything else is taken from you 3.5/5 stars. Read if you wanted more from Ash Princess

iread2much Also, my #cupidgoespostal package arrived, but I couldn‘t find the sender‘s handle. Thanks @BookishMarginalia for putting the swap together! 10mo
BookishMarginalia 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 10mo
Kayla.Adriena Crap I musta forgot to put it on the outside. 🤦‍♀️But it's from me! 10mo
iread2much @Kayla.Adriena no worries! Thanks so much I can‘t wait to open it! 10mo
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NicoleCeBallos
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Mehso-so

Princess Dannaleia is betrothed to the Prince of Mynaria. Instead of falling in love with the Prince, she falls in love with the rebellious Princess. There was no real world building, you were just dropped into this world where magic is something that is feared. I like the idea of the book, but it didn't quite reach its potential. #YA #LGBTQ

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thebacklistbook
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This one was cute, i hope the next one comes out soon, I need to know more about the wlw.

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Bkwrm7
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My afternoon vacation reading view! I really enjoyed this. The fantasy world-building and romance aspects were stronger than the mystery ones. The mystery kept getting pushed aside due to other responsibilities - which would probably be accurate, but was also frustrating as a reader. The romance was particularly strong - no instalove! Instead it was a slowly building relationship that turned romantic. Glad to see there's more coming in this world.

AJones 💜 📚Perfect view for a little R&R! 1y
akckitty It‘s just too hard to resist 😩 1y
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alisonrose
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I really enjoyed this, wish I hadn‘t waited so long to read it—and now I have to wait a year for the sequel, it seems! The author did a great job building this world, its magic system, and conflicts. I appreciate that unlike a lot of YA fantasy, the plot wasn‘t absurdly convoluted and was easy and exciting to follow. I adored the slow burn romance between Denna & Mare, which was very authentic (and hot!). Both girls were great characters. 4/5 ⭐️

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alisonrose
Of Fire and Stars | Audrey Coulthurst

This romance is a definite slow burn, but I‘m kinda loving that about it. It feels so much more authentic, especially for Denna, and this being her first realization of liking girls. Aaah memories 👩‍❤️‍💋‍👩 (Also, nice to get the opposite of insta-love for once!)

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Owlizabeth
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I think I need to quit browsing Litsy and #Libby before bed, my #library card is really getting a workout! I blame @emilyhaldi and @alisonrose for tonight‘s additions! #queerbooks #dammitlitsy

ErinSueMreads If I read half the books I checked out on Libby I would quadruple my goodreads goal 1y
Owlizabeth @ErinSueG it‘s too easy! 1y
emilyhaldi Yay! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 1y
alisonrose I‘m enjoying it so far! 1y
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alisonrose
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PRINCESSES IN LOVE YES PLEASE YAY 👑👩‍❤️‍💋‍👩👑 #nowreading

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Bkwrm7
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Heading out to the East Coast for our last vacation of the summer. Normally I prefer to be the driver and listen to audiobooks, but my car needs some work so we took hubby's instead. Upside of this is I can stretch my legs out periodically and read - as long as I don't get carsick (which is why I prefer to drive in the first place). Downside? I tend to doze off. A lot! While I'm awake and feeling good making progress on this YA high fantasy.

WhatDeeReads This one is in my bed side pile. Looking forward to your review. 1y
Bkwrm7 Loving it so far - about 1/3 of the way in and it's lots of political intrigue and a slow-burn romance - toss in magic, religion, and horses and I'm hooked! @WhatDeeReads (edited) 1y
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hissingpotatoes
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3/5 ⭐. The beginning promised a slow-burn romance & I was excited to delve into the worldbuilding. However, the 2nd half failed on that promise. The overarching plot thinned in favor of the romance happening faster. Much conflict came from stubbornness that didn't make sense. I did like seeing 1 princess embrace and take control of her own agency within the court. Overall I enjoyed the book enough to make me want to read the sequel. #projectnew

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SassenachTheBookWizard
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this was actually a REALLY cute and light fantasy. only complaints were that the two female POVs kind of blended together and that there were some long stretches where nothing really happens. I'll def pick up the rest of the books

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SassenachTheBookWizard
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My next game board challenge is royals so I am FINALLY reading Of Fire and Stars!

GondorGirl And the sequel was just given a release date! 😍 1y
sariko Game board challenge? Where can I find that? 1y
SassenachTheBookWizard @GondorGirl yes! I need to know if I have another series to follow lol 1y
sariko @SassenachTheBookWizard Awesome, I‘m joining! 1y
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KeepCalmWithBooksAndCoffee
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Next up! #fridayreads

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KeepCalmWithBooksAndCoffee
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Loved the prologue. Let‘s see if my reading rut can be broken!

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OMG. This book is one of the best I've read in a hot minute! I adored the characters and found myself cheering for them, grieving with them, and celebrating their victories with them. Excellent plot line and there were some nice twists as well. Loved it!

RaimeyGallant Nice review! 2y
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QueeneMare
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I say hmm. Mainly due to Mare and her unnecessary indecisiveness. So she and Nils used to be a thing but now aren‘t because something? But the annoying thing is, she wants it to be like they were as lovers but doesn‘t but does; and there‘s no indication that this is a Romeo and Juliet type of situation. Not sure how the other character Dennaleia comes into play, as far as romance with Mare goes, but I‘m only 25% in, so fingers crossed!

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At this point I'll read almost everything with a princess not swooning over a useless prince, but a tough girl. This book does lack world building, but the pace was nice, the unfolding/growing relationship between Amaranthine (that name tho! love it) and Denna was sweet and I liked that the princess gets the girl. So yeah, I was just here for the gay anyway.

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I had a good April!

I won #CampNaNoWriMo!

And I managed to get some reading in!

“Of Fire and Stars” was my both my #BookClub read (#GloryToTheGuild) and my #BestOfApril! Such a good book! If you haven‘t already, READ IT! (See previous post for my review)

I also wrapped up my ACOTAR series reread in time for the ACOFAS release! Now, I just have to keep myself busy while I wait for Release Day #bookmail 😶 I‘m not sure I can handle the suspense!

callunakeep Woohoo!! 🎉 Congrats on winning camp nano!! I haven‘t done an NaNoWriMo in a few years, might have to do it again this November! 2y
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ValkyrieAndHerBooks
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A slow burn to start with, but it‘s so very worth the read! A well built world with a fun magic system that I would love to learn more about! Two very different girls who‘s relationship strikes a balance that has epic potential! I really hope Audrey Coulthurst plans to revisist these two!! I can‘t wait to see what comes next for Denna and Mare!

#GloryToTheGuild

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I. This. This book is everything I want in a YA LGBT book. Beyond that it's just good reading. Literally my only complaint is the use of "sunlengths" as a measurement of time. If you want some good wlw reading THIS. IS. IT.

#GloryToTheGuild #VaginalFantasy #LGBT
#WLW

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Nessavamusic
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Another book done on the wintery “Spring” day. This lovely book starts fairly slow and I wasn‘t sure if I really liked our main characters. However the second half really picked up and I enjoyed it. This is #YA and I enjoyed though this is a #lgbq book, the world of this book has an equality of partners and relationships. The same sex relationships weren‘t scandalous or shocking they were just people falling in love. #glorytotheguild

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Nessavamusic
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So it is possibly the worst weather day of the year...freezing rain, in April. So I‘ve made a goal to finish these three books I‘ve been reading. I‘m enjoying Phantom Evil the most, nice fun #suspenseromance
Of Fire and Stars is a little slow, but interesting world and #yalgbtq
Pestilence is not very good, but I‘m going to try to finish. #glorytotheguild #bookclubreads #whereisspring

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Ubookquitous
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Mostly well done - a few places predictable, but overall good story with two strong characters. Interested in seeing where the series goes. #lgbtqReads

GondorGirl I'm pretty sure the second book just came out a few weeks ago. 2y
Ubookquitous @GondorGirl - ugh don‘t tell me that... I‘m likely to end up breaking my buy-limit. Lol 2y
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kgriffith
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So this happened just a few minutes after midnight, and it isn‘t even the most exciting thing I‘m gonna share here today, so stay tuned...! #Litfluence #10k #soexcite #bouncebouncebounce

Jess7 🤗🤗 2y
JoScho Oh yay!!! 2y
BeckyandBooks Congratulations! 👏🏼👏🏼 2y
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JessClark78 🎊🎉🎊📚 2y
AceOnRoam You must have been bursting with excitement and had to keep it all to yourself you poor thing!!! 2y
kgriffith @AceOnRoam THANK you for acknowledging my plight, I have been one epic Kermit flail for MONTHS! 🤣 2y
AceOnRoam @kgriffith you're welcome. Have fun with it now. You'll need to stop eventually and get some well deserved rest. 2y
Ddzmini Congratulations 🎉🎊🎈 2y
DebinHawaii Congratulations!! 🎉👍🎉👍🎉😀 2y
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kgriffith
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Recently replaced my old gel curing lamp, just in time for a mini-vacation mani. Excellent activity for #audiobooking 🤓💅🏼🎧

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“It baffled me that women could walk in such pointy demon hooves all the time, much less dance.” Oh, tomboy princess Mare. 💜

~Art by Nate Hallinan

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kgriffith
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Been sitting on this one for a while, so am starting it on audio. #QueerBooks #WeNeedDiverseBooks #queerYA

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enoyus
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A bit slow for me but I think this was a great debut novel.

monogamist_reader This book has been on my TBR for ages... 2y
enoyus @monogamist_reader Same here. I finally got around to reading it. 2y
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Lesbian Princesses

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My nook 📚

SassyBookworm Looks sooo cozy!! 🤓📖📚 2y
enoyus @Chrysta23 Thank you! 😊 2y
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enoyus
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1. Ice skating 2. Laini Taylor 3. September 4. The Last Jedi 5. 🎂🎁

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CaseyTheCanadianLesbrarian
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#Riotgrams Day 5 #Royalty! This was the first book that came to mind with the theme royalty. I got this book soon after it came out on the recommendation of @DanikaEllis who, to loosely quote her, said it was "Frozen but with queer women." Indeed! Magic and princesses falling in love what more could you want. #QueerBooks #QueerYA

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Got my wine 🍷 (in a beer glass 😂) and this book to read for the night. So far I‘m loving it.

CouronneDhiver No one is judging. Lol 😂 2y
mangokittty @CouronneDhiver my excuse is I‘m young, I don‘t have wine glasses yet. 🤗 I‘m just starting to figure out which ones I like. These beer glasses are pretty cool, plus they only cost the price of a beer on tap. 2y
Cheshirecat913 I drink my wine from beer glasses too, they tend to be sturdier. Wine glasses are too fragile to me and I have broken most of the ones we had. I think I need those stemless ones.🤣 2y
mangokittty @Cheshirecat913 the stemless ones feel so nice to hold. My mom loves them. 2y
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