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The Rose and the Dagger
The Rose and the Dagger | Rene Ahdieh
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kissmehardy
The Rose & the Dagger | Rene Ahdieh
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God, the twists and turns in this are just phenomenal. Love Shazi & Khalid, love how they eventually get their hearts' desires, and love this journey for Despina and Yasmine. #reread #yafantasy

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VioletMoonBooks
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jmtrivera
The Rose & the Dagger | Rene Ahdieh
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While the end of this duology was satisfying and fun, I found it paced a lot slower at first. I also feel like there were more unanswered questions than in the first one - like why didn't Shazi tell everyone the truth about the curse? Still, the characters were just as engaging as in the first one and the ending just what it should have been. I'll definitely try more from Ahdieh.

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ReadingOver50
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I own all these books but have not read them yet. I have so many books on my TBR!

My daughter made the giant macaroons out of foam board. They turned out pretty good!

Bradleygirl omigosh those giant sweets 2y
MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm ❤️😱❤️ I love the giant macaroons! 🤤 2y
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Laughterhp
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Still catching up! Almost there!

📕The Rose and Dagger
✒️ Deanna Raybourn
🎥Remember the Titans
🎙The Ramones (honestly could not come up with many options)
🎶Ride - Twenty One Pilots

#ManicMonday #LetterR

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rjsthumbelina
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#musicalmayhem #readathon is number 3 for August! These are all month-long except for the last one I'll post about. There are a few books overlapping between TBRs, but honestly I had hoped to do a better job with that...

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VioletMoonBooks
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Kenyazero I just started this book, did you read it? After starting, I noticed that it's the second in a series, which isn't indicated on the book. Do you feel a person should read the first book before reading this one? 2y
VioletMoonBooks @Kenyazero definitely read the first book first 2y
Kenyazero @VioletMoonBooks Thanks, glad I asked! Sometimes if a book 2 doesn't say it's book 2, it can also be a standalone, but not always. 2y
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AutumnRLS
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Today I am favored by the book gods. My package arrived a day early. Less than 24 hours after I reached the cliffhanger ending of the first book. #blessed 😆

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sprainedbrain
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I loved this book. I love the characters, the beautiful writing, The world building, the pace and excitement of the storyline, and I love love love that the author stopped at two books and didn‘t stretch this out unnecessarily. Not without it‘s heartbreaking and what-the-🤬 moments, but with a satisfying ending that I really needed right now.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

sprainedbrain Oh, I almost forgot. This was my ‘book you thought was sexy‘ for #ReadYourSign #Aries @Meaw_catlady @Clwojick ♈️ 🔥 2y
Clwojick 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻❤️ 2y
Kenyazero I just started reading this today and noticed that it's the second in a series, which isn't noted on the book. Would you recommend starting with book 1, or is this a case where it doesn't matter? 2y
sprainedbrain @Kenyazero I would definitely recommend reading the first book before this one. It‘s really just one stretched out story! 2y
Kenyazero @sprainedbrain Glad I asked, thanks for the info! 2y
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BayouGirl85
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I couldn't put this book down. I was on the edge of my seat to find out how Shazi and Khalid's story would end. I will just say this...I was not disappointed. I thoroughly enjoyed this series. I would love more of this incredible duo.

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Chrissyreadit
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I was on the fence initially, but found myself reacting emotionally- so clearly became engaged. This was a satisfying sequel and fun retelling of Arabian Nights.

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VioletMoonBooks
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thegirlwiththelibrarybag Alice in a tea cup is gorgeous! Is she a funko pop? 3y
VioletMoonBooks @thegirlwiththelibrarybag yes, it‘s exclusive to the Disney parks 3y
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VioletMoonBooks
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I‘m so happy I read this book. I‘ve been wanting to know how the story end for a while. When I got to the end of the story my heart was racing. This is one of the most exciting stories I‘ve ever read. It had me hooked from beginning to end. This was such a wonderful book.⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
#TheRoseAndTheDagger #ReneeAhdieh #TheWrathAndTheDawn #book #books #bookhoarder #bookhoarders #bookhaul #bookhauler #bookholic #Fantasy #YoungAdult #Romance #Retellings

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"It was because they were two parts of a whole. He did not belong to her. And she did not belong to him. It was never about belonging to someone. It was about belonging together."
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MolliesaurusRex
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Sick day means reading all day. Finished this book and totally loved it as much as the first one. Now I plan on reading the webtoon adaptation (after I finish my remaining library books, that is...😅)

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VioletMoonBooks
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DakotaWilde
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Much needed book shopping accomplished 📚

pppooraikul I just ordered this one too! Happy reading. 😁😍 3y
Laughterhp Loved this book! 💚 Hope you enjoy it! 3y
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BookishBlonde12
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Friday nights are for reading 📖🥰

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BookishBlonde12
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Spent the morning organizing some of the bookshelves! 📚

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BookishBlonde12
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Saturday‘s 🥰

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TheBookbabeblog84
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We are all basically traveler‘s to different worlds every time we read! Where are are currently?

Me: Upstate New York @ the Bishop homestead (A Discovery of Witches). And at a Camp in the desert awaiting a time to travel back to the Kingdom I was stolen from (The Rose and the Dagger).

#Books #Bookaddict #Booklover

julesG Seattle in a not too distant future, Steampunk England, Urban Fantasy Canada (and maybe elsewhere soon), Victorian London with a magical twist,... 3y
TheBookbabeblog84 @julesG what are you reading? 3y
julesG Fall, Or Dodge In Hell; Moonlocket; a German urban fantasy; Veiled in Moonlight 3y
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EmilieGR
Rose and the Dagger | Rene Ahdieh
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Dropped the ball completely on this second one

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CyaneFillion
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This turned out to be such a cute read! I'm normally not about love stories, but this one was really nice and wholesome to me, with the added magic and amazing settings. I'm really glad this got me out of a streak of less than amazing books.

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Laughterhp
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I was able to get one more book read in February. This is definitely my favorite series of the year that I‘ve read!

This is a duology, so only 2 books to read, which I think is my new favorite way to read series! But it also means there are no more books in this world. Apparently there are 3 short stories that I need to find!

I loved Shazi and Khalid‘s journey, their story and their love for each other. 💚💚💚

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Laughterhp
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My latest library book haul. My husband judges me every time I walk out of the library and he‘s sitting in the car. He just doesn‘t understand and says I have plenty of books at home.

I already started reading the tagged book, even though I should be reading Into the Night or The Kingdom of Copper because they are both due 3/12. 🤦‍♀️😬🤦‍♀️😬

#bookhaul #librarybookhaul

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Elma
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This came in the mail today. Thanks again for the #giveaway @Mommamanzi !! Cant wait to read this one!
#bookmail

Mommamanzi Yay! Enjoy!!! 4y
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Michollio
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Texreader 🤣🤣🤣 4y
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Elma
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I need a break from mystery/thrillers, so I'm starting this one.

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alisiakae
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I‘m glad I continued with this series, because I truly enjoyed this 2nd book, and the ending to the story. I felt Renée Ahdieh did a fantastic job keeping the feel of the original Arabian Nights while making the story her own.

#readingwomen #bookfromaseries
#pop19 #unusualchapterheadings
#seriesread

#winterstormreadathon (even though it‘s partly sunny and in the high 40s here ?)

Gissy I also enjoyed both books! 4y
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alisiakae
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Warming up with some sea salt caramel hot cocoa (made with almond milk) and a good book. I‘m definitely enjoying the sequel better than the first book!

Linear I love your tea cup! 4y
BookNerd9906 Mmm. ❤️ 4y
marshallgal81 That sounds amazing!!! 😍 4y
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Graciouswarriorprincess
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Also seeing Renee Ahdieh!

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That-Bookish-Hiker
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Wow! I could not put this book down. It‘s been awhile since I enjoyed a YA fantasy love story. This duology didn‘t over do the love and make it cheesy. I loved the magic and setting of it and the characters written.

Such a great end to a magical story.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Love that cover. 🤩 4y
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That-Bookish-Hiker
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I‘m half way through this book and I had to put it down for a second because the tension is killing me!
So I thought I would share the beautiful endpapers of the book.😍😍

#currentlyreading

GypsyKat Ohhh! So pretty! 4y
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amsu311
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I love the love story between Khalid & Shazi...
I very much recommend this series..
💜💜💜

#Goodreads2018ReadingChallenge

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BookswithB
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Day 4. Bippity Boppity Boo! | magic!
#bookreadhappyhour

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KirstieE
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The ending felt really rushed to me, which is kinda a shame. But other than that, I LOVED this book !

This was such an empowering and beautiful duology that gave me all the feeeeels ✨💕

4 🌟 #YA

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AngelErin
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✨Good morning! 🌞 I hope everyone has a wonderful Monday. 💜 What are you currently reading? I am hoping to start Between Earth and Sky today. On my phone (for gym time) I‘m currently reading Written in Red.✨

britt_brooke Pretty photo! I‘m starting this today: 5y
AngelErin @britt_brooke Thank you! Oo enjoy. I keep hearing good things about that one. 😀 5y
Ashley_Nicoletto Great photo! I'm right in the middle of 5y
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AngelErin @Ashley_Nicoletto Thanks! How is that one so far? I‘ve heard some mixed things about it. 5y
DivineDiana Beautiful photograph! And those covers!!! 5y
AngelErin @DivineDiana Thank you! I agree, the covers are beautiful! 😍😍 5y
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Avidreader6
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Time for book 2! I really enjoyed the first and finally got this at the library. These covers are absolutely beautiful and I cannot wait to dive inside and find out what‘s happening with Khalid and Shahrzad

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Aga_reads
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Has anyone read this duology? I‘ve heard so many good things about it, so I caved and finally bought them a little while ago since they were on sale.

ReadingRover I‘ve read both of the books and I loved them. They were really beautifully written. Such a great setting. 5y
Katehubb I really liked them! It‘s a great retelling with a twist. 5y
meganmayfair Lovely photo 5y
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Jacksonsx07 Ia it set in medieval age? 5y
BookishMe The first book has been on my TBR like forever ;p 5y
Kar2b I loved them! 5y
BookMaven9 Good reads 5y
Aga_reads @ReadingRover I‘m glad you liked it! We‘re the characters well written??😊 5y
Aga_reads @Katehubb I‘ve heard only great things about these books that‘s now I wanna read them! We‘re the characters well written?😊 5y
Aga_reads @meganmayfair aw thank you so much 😊💕 5y
Aga_reads @BookishMe glad I‘m not the only one 😂😂 5y
Aga_reads @Kar2b awesome! We‘re the characters well written? 5y
Katehubb @aha_reads I thought they were. 5y
ReadingRover @Aga_reads I thought so. I really liked Shahrzad. 5y
Aga_reads @Katehubb @ReadingRover that‘s really good to hear! Thanks for telling me 😊 5y
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ElyssaReads
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Loved the further development of side characters from the first book and the new characters that are introduced. Several twisty parts I was not expecting!

stargazerblue49 I need to read this! I have been bad about finishing series lately 😂 5y
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leevereads
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I saw this tag earlier and couldn't help myself from posting on it! #PetsAndPaperbacks

1. Minion (aka The Destroyer of Book Covers)
2. He turns 5 this summer!
3. Whenever he is in a playful mood, you get to see him literally running through the walls in the house and it is both: the funniest and the weirdest thing ever! 😂
4. I don't know who to tag, but feel free to do your own and share your beautiful pets!

HotMessJess Uh oh, how many books has this minion destroyed?! 5y
leevereads @HotMessJess So far, my Minion of darkness has only destroyed the cover of "Now I Rise" by Kiersten White—but that's just because I have managed to snatch away the other ones in time before destruction ? 5y
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WayToDawn324
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I have no self control in used bookstores. But at least I have pretty books to read 😍

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Silvertongue
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Very fun! Adieh writes a beautiful and believable love story between Khalid and Shahrzad in which I became very invested. I did think the ending was rather weak—everyone turned out to be nice and get along, and only one semi-minor good guy died. Was looking forward to a big battle, and had been optimistic about the familial betrayals that were developed midway through the book. Still fun overall and definitely want to read other things by her too!

RaimeyGallant Sounds intriguing. :) 5y
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Silvertongue

Starting the second day of #24in48 with some nice YA to get myself going. Read the first book in the series nearly two years ago; excited to see how it will finish!

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vanslibanan
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Won this book from a Goodreads giveaway and read it last December. Awesome retelling!
5/5 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

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