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Waking Gods: Book 2 of the Themis Files
Waking Gods: Book 2 of the Themis Files | Sylvain Neuvel
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Schnoebs
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4⭐️

Definitely enjoyed this a lot more than the first one. Several years since the initial introduction of Themis to the world, our team faces a new challenge when the creatures of these robots come to earth with their own robot.

Check out my full Goodreads review: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/3027738702

#audiobook #scribd #scifi #firstcontact #library #mpls #twincities

candority I liked this one, but didn‘t like the third one... I‘m interested to see what you think of it! 2mo
Schnoebs @candority with how the second book ended with them getting teleported to space, I‘m definitely hoping to get to it soon but I might have to wait till after the holidays sadly 😔 2mo
Schnoebs @Birdsong28 meant to let you know that I‘m using this for the prompt of military related fiction for #52booksin52weeks 2mo
Birdsong28 @Schnoebs 👍😘📚📖 2mo
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CyaneFillion
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I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It was very sad to see what happened to some of the character, but overall I'm impressed by the different narratives the author is pulling together. Again, the novel is mostly interview style, but I did not think that took much away from the suspense. In fact, I think a more distant pov gives an interesting take to what's happening, and makes you look for details and information that is often found in climaxes.

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candority
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It‘s reading week for my program, but unfortunately, I have so many assignments due next week that I can‘t spend much time reading the books I WANT to read 😭 I‘ve been sneaking chapters in between work though!

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BethM
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My Barnes and noble haul with my birthday gift card.

Bklover Good day to go! Great haul! 5mo
DrexEdit Nice haul! Happy Birthday!🥳 5mo
BethM @Bklover @DrexEdit thanks! My bday was at the end of July, but the nearest B&N which is also now our nearest bookstore is 45 mins away so it takes some planning. 5mo
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DrexEdit @BethM so a trip to the bookstore is like second birthday.😊 A very Merry Unbirthday to you! 5mo
BethM @DrexEdit I love that! Thanks!! 5mo
Avanders Oooooh and happy birthday!! ♥️🥳♥️ (hopefully a repeat wish, but possibly a very belated one) (edited) 5mo
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Slajaunie
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I really enjoyed this one.

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FairyHighRoad
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I forgot how much I loved the first book in this series. This book devastated me and I can‘t wait to continue the story.

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LiteraryLona
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Fantastic! This series is a must for any sci-fi fan!

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JulietBoydAuthor
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Audio version. Seriously? You leave me on a cliffhanger and book three is checked out at the library till August?! Listen quickly people. You can do it. 😁 Book two ramps up the action quite considerably, but to say anything would be a spoiler, so 🙊.

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BibliOphelia
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Audiopuzzling in between meeting the needs of my needy, er...darling, child.

catiewithac Very pretty 🧩 9mo
CouronneDhiver Nice 👌🏽 9mo
kspenmoll Gorgeous colors! 9mo
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BibliOphelia @catiewithac @CouronneDhiver @kspenmoll Thanks! I‘ve followed the artist for a while and was thrilled to see that she‘s licensed puzzles! Her Instagram is gorgeous: @geninne 9mo
catiewithac @BibliOphelia I did her avian friends puzzle when I was in nursing school. It was so pretty and happy! 🐦 9mo
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BibliOphelia
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Still working on this one on audio. I‘d switch to print if I weren‘t trying to finish three other print books. The readers for Eva and the Russian agent are bogging me down a bit, especially Eva. Her accent just does not fit. And is horribly distracting. And grating. But, I‘ve got to see how this one ends!

cariashley Eva‘s accent was ATROCIOUS. 😤 9mo
BibliOphelia @cariashley Holy cow, it sure is! Bad enough that it's hard to get past! 😂😭 9mo
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BibliOphelia
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Continuing this series on audio. This started out as a so-so for me, in particular due to one cast change and just some overall cheesiness, but the narrative turned strong in the second half and carried it into a pick. Not going to change the world, but good fun, especially when I‘m stuck in the car. On to Part 3!

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BiblioNyan
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🦠Takes place approx 8 yrs after book 1.
🦠Follows same format & structure.
🦠Slowly amps up tension at 1st, but then one event kicks everything else into suspenseful gear.
🦠Genuine reactions & consequences to events make everything feel very real.
🦠Just when I thought plot twists couldn‘t surprise me, I was knocked onto my arse; it‘s glorious.
🦠Emotionally evocative at times.
🦠Superb development of cast.
🦠Surprise finale.
🦠Highly Rec‘d.

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BiblioNyan
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It‘s time to continue with this series!! Book one blew my fucking mind with how good it was. I‘ve heard book two is even more astonishing. My body is ready! ✊🏽✊🏽

#scifi #themisfiles #wakinggods

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TorieStorieS
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I thoroughly enjoyed this sequel to Sleeping Giants!! It opens up nine years later and immediately dives into plenty of excitement!! The body count was higher than I expected here and another #cliffhanger ending has me thankful that there‘s no waiting involved for me to dive into the conclusion!!

BookaholicNatty I loved it too! I need to read the last one but I have been putting it off because I don‘t want the series to end! The audiobooks of these are phenomenal! It‘s actually what got me back into audiobooks! 13mo
TorieStorieS @BookaholicNatty I heard great things about the audio! I started reading the last one immediately after! 😁 13mo
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Eggbeater
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1. Waking Gods by Sylvain Neuvel
2. Sarah Waters
3. Wallace & Gromit
4. Watermelon

Btw, can we just skip the letter X? 😜

#ManicMonday #letterW @JoScho

JoScho Yes i am thinking X is going to be a doozy! 13mo
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Bookartbookmarks
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*Last day to order to be sure orders will arrive before Christmas!*
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Calling all Illuminae fans!
Have you read the Sleeping Giants series? I‘m missing one of the books in this series, but the inside book cover is spectacular. I loved these books. So unique in the writing along with the story line. Recommended!

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Victoriahoperose
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I wasn‘t a fan of the second book. I loved the first one and this one was super disappointing. I didn‘t love this because I it lacked the personal feeling of the first one and the mystery. I just didn‘t like the way this one was put together.

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TheBookAddict
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What?!? Smh, I just finished this and now I have to wait for the next book until I get my monthly #audible credit. Such a great story. I‘m a bit sad that I don‘t get to know what happens next.

TheBookAddict @KennethTolesJr you need to listen to this series after you‘re done with NOS4A2! 1y
KennethTolesJr @TheBookAddict I saw it the other day in the library, and I was thinking I was going to listen to it eventually. 1y
Scott_BookInvasion Yes! The audio is fantastic! Though I really didn‘t like the brooklyn-esque voice of Eva. (Maybe that was in the third book?) The third book gets a little weird at times but still a good conclusion 1y
TheBookAddict @Scott_from_BookInvasion Hmm, maybe it is on the 3rd book or maybe I didn‘t catch it. To me her voice on this book was of someone whose first language is Spanish. I am looking forward to the 3rd book. (edited) 1y
VinceReads Absolutely loved this series. I listened to it on audio as well. Might want to check Libby if you use that, I listened to all 3 from there. 1y
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TheBookAddict
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#13in3 @Samplergal
Didn‘t quite make it, but I got quite a bit of reading done.

Samplergal That‘s still great! Hoped you enjoyed your reading! 1y
TheBookAddict @Samplergal I sure did! 1y
JennyM Great work 1y
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TheBookAddict
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We went and voted today and yes, I did wear my shirt when I went. Now to listen to this book while I sew some curtains for our classroom shelves. 🙂

#vote #audiosewing

BookishMarginalia I voted too. 🗽 1y
TheBookAddict @BookishMarginalia 🙌🏽🙌🏽🙌🏽 1y
Christine ❤️ 1y
LiteraryinLititz I have to wait til Tuesday here! 1y
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TheBookAddict
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🙋🏽‍♀️I‘m in and starting off by listening to the tagged book as I get ready for work! #13in3 @Samplergal

Samplergal Welcome! You‘ve got this! 1y
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SandyW
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I'm not sure l which book I enjoyed more, this one or Sleeping Giants. While I had a difficult time getting into book one (interview format), I really wound up liking the story. This one was even more engrossing as I'd developed affection for some of the characters and grew to dislike others.

The story went off in a different direction than I was anticipating and made me think about things I'd not previously considered. On to Only Human.

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xicanti
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I'm so, so glad my library finally licensed the last two Themis Files novels on audio! These full cast productions come across like radio plays, and the actors transform the material into something truly special. I think if I read the books in print, I'd find them cool but emotionally flat, while on audio I'm all in.

This one does have volume problems with both Vincent and Rose near the end, though. They're SO QUIET compared to everyone else.

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xicanti
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You guys, I made an ENTIRE SOCK! It was supposed to be for my mum, but since it fits me I know it'll be too small for her. Guess I'm keeping it.

Now I've gotta make another. This one took me maybe half of TWO DARK REIGNS, a small chunk of WAKING GODS, three eps of THIS IS US, and an entire season of THE MAGICIANS, but I did have to unravel and rework a few bits so I hope the next is faster. #audioknitting

Texreader Amazing!!! Love it!!! 1y
Lindy Yay! Looks great! 1y
Linsy That‘s amazing!!! Dobby would be proud! 1y
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readordierachel Nice job! 1y
kgriffith Love it! 1y
Ingerella Lovely sock! 1y
BethM Awesome! 1y
rather_be_reading 😍😍 1y
QuietlyLaura Good job! I love the colors. 👏 1y
ju.ca.no Well done😍 1y
JillR I love that you measured your sock knitting time in books! 😊 1y
queerbookreader IT'S BEAUTIFUL BRAVO 1y
xicanti @JillR I used to do the same with cross stitch projects. The final total was always alarming. 1y
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Lizpixie
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#XmasInJuly Bk1 This is the 2nd book in The Themis Files series, the first book, Sleeping Giants, I actually received in another swap from @Robothugs mother @sunflowers This is the gorgeous hardcover edition that has a decorated casebound cover under the jacket.

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shanaqui

https://twitter.com/shanaqui/status/1017080897781358595?s=19

A new #MakeMeReadIt pile for after Children of Time. This set is series I'm partway through:

- Mira Grant's Newsflesh (Blackout)
- Sylvain Neuvel's Themis Files (half of Waking Gods, then Only Human)
- Leigh Bardugo's Six of Crows (Crooked Kingdom)
- Foz Meadows' Manifold Worlds (A Tyranny of Queens)

Let me know if you vote both here and on Twitter so you aren't counted twice!

Karkar I am not on Twitter but I vote Themis Files. 2y
Andrew65 I am not on Twitter either so I vote 2y
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VinceReads
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Been really bad at posting lately. I have way too much going on but I am loving this series. I‘ve been listening to the audiobooks and the narration is amazing. The writing is spectacular and I‘ve found myself laughing at several points throughout, though this certainly isn‘t a comedy, ok maybe my humor may be a bit dark as well, but nevertheless, loving this series!

callielafleur This series is fantastic. I've been waiting to read the third one, so I can savor it, but it might have to happen soon. 😁 2y
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Redjewel_7734
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I‘ve got to tell you, audio really is the best way to experience these books. The format of the books & the full cast narration just really makes the story come alive. In this installment, we see that while a giant alien robot may be cool, it‘s not so cool when those aliens aren‘t so happy with what our ability to utilize that robot means. Now the question is do I read my hard copy of Only Human or wait for the hold on the audio to come thru 1st?

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Caterina
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I bought myself some fancy tea for the equivalent of $7, I‘m halfway through a trilogy and have the entire trilogy on my Kindle courtesy of my library, I‘m loving this Camomile and Lemongrass tea, and I‘m sitting in a comfy armchair in a dimly lit room. This is my happy place. Perfect way to wind down before bed. 😊 #bookandtea #tea

MrBook Ohhh, something else for @BookBabe to try! 😆😁👏🏻 2y
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jouleian
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🌟🌟🌟🌟 While I loved this book the plot didn't strike me as well as the first one did, this one seemed more about plot explanation more than anything. I am going to miss Anonymous though...I did like it and I look forward to how things unfold 🤩🤩🤩

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Kristelh
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My #TBR for #June

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jouleian

So I dove right into this one (another audio book) and I am NOT disappointed thus far and I'm a pretty go ways in. 🤩🤩🤩

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Chellebearss
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I think I liked this more than the first in the series! This one made me scared, worried, sad and pretty much all the feels. I‘m going to start the next one right away! #59of2018 #audio

jouleian I'm reading the first one and I'm SO thrilled that this is a series 🤩🤩🤩 2y
Chellebearss @jouleian enjoy! I liked the second one even better! 😃😃 2y
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Chellebearss
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Audio baking tonight for my daughter‘s fourth birthday tomorrow. I am LOVING the Themis Files novels!

GloVerdino I'm loving that cake! 2y
Alfoster Wow! That cake!😍😍👏 2y
Pamwurtzler That cake looks amazing! 2y
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Bookishthoughts Aww Happy 4th Birthday!💖💖 2y
Chellebearss Thanks!! I covered the top with sprinkles too and now I have sprinkles everywhere lol. @GloVerdino @Alfoster @Pamwurtzler 2y
Chellebearss @LazyDays Thanks! She is super excited 2y
Reviewsbylola Awww love the sprinkles! My daughter just turned four this past Sunday. Such a fun age! 2y
Chellebearss @Reviewsbylola happy belated to your little 😃 it‘s a super fun age and so busy! 2y
irre They are great on audio!! 2y
laurenbescoby Happy 4th birthday to your little one! 🎉🎁🎂 It's my sons 3rd birthday on Sunday and I've promised him a mickey mouse cake for the party on Saturday so that will take all my Friday. The things we do for our kids! 😥 2y
laurenlovesliterature How pretty! 2y
CouronneDhiver That looks great - nice work! 2y
Chellebearss @irre yes! I love the full cast 2y
Chellebearss @miralunasbooknook good luck! I have to make a Moana cake for her and her sister‘s big shared party in two weeks. Cakes have gotten ridiculous since I was little lol Happy birthday to your little! 2y
Chellebearss @laurenlovesliterature @CouronneDhiver Thanks!! It was easy once I figured out how to roll it but holy sprinkles everywhere lol 2y
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Amanda23
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Wow! This book was even better then the first. More action, more robots, just more everything. Need book 3 asap after the major cliffhanger.

TK421 You had me at more robots. 2y
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Amanda23
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Library haul! Starting Waking Gods right away.

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magicalshelves
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Excellent! The cliffhanger is killer though! These audiobooks are so enjoyable and addicting. Hoping I can get my hands on the third book soon.

#sciencefiction #audiobook

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toofondofbooks
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I don't know if I'd like this series as much if I wasn't listening to the audio which is excellent. It brings an entire different feel to the story and the production with a full cast is fantastic. Now onto book 3!

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ThatNerdyBookwyrm
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I didn‘t want this to end and now I‘m impatiently waiting for the final book to hit my Overdrive account. I have full intentions of not only buying this trilogy in hardcover, but I will also be getting them on audible because I know I‘ll listen to them again. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/10

LittlePixels I'm with you. I have the first two in ebook and audiobook, and I'm currently re-reading both of them in preparation for "Almost Human". I ordered it in hardcover, and will get the first two in hardcover asap. These are definitely keepers! ? 2y
ThatNerdyBookwyrm @LittlePixels I did not expect to love these books as much as I have. Especially with the whole interview/diary format going on but omg, I find myself wanting all of those skipped entries. 2y
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magicalshelves
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I have never downloaded a library hold so fast in my life! I saw the email pop up and immediately opened Overdrive. I requested that my library buy this book almost a year ago after listening to Sleeping Giants and enjoying it immensely. I can't wait to start this tomorrow on my drive to work!

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youngreadrshelf
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Book 2 of the Themis Files. So aliens have been to Earth before and left a giant robot. Humans have put it together, and it has attracted those aliens back to Earth. The aliens have brought bigger and more dangerous robots. They seem to want to destroy parts of the planet. Told in journal entries, interviews, and letters.

The 10 year old wasn't very believable as a 10 year old. But I will read the next one, and this did have some good points.

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Eggbeater
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This second book in the series is very fast-paced. I didn't see any of the plot twist coming even with the hints and crab stories. I cannot recommend this book enough. I loved the suspense, the politics, the characters, and the science.

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I think @GarthRanzz ‘s Saturday may have gotten a little busy (and with my track record I totally can‘t blame you lol), so, since I actually remembered for once, I wanted to go ahead and post something before I totally pass out for the night.
I think most of us finished the book early, because it really is hard to stop with this series, and I really want to hear your final thoughts! How did you feel about that ending?
#themisreadalong

GarthRanzz Ashley thank you! I was just finishing up getting bookcases put in place and was going to take a break and post! 2y
the-flashley @GarthRanzz Sorry if I stole your thunder! I just saw your posts about building shelves, and figured I could try to be helpful since you were busy and I actually remembered for once. 😂 2y
GarthRanzz No worries at all! I really didn‘t have anything mapped out. I was just going to wing it! 2y
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Scurvygirl Well I don‘t think we‘re in Kansas anymore! 😻😹 Finished this afternoon, and I loved the ending. I hope I don‘t have to wait too long for my library hold to come in. 2y
AmyG Wild ending. I don‘t know what I expected, but not that. Next book should really be fun. 2y
Eggbeater It's a good thing I ordered the third book and it arrives in two days. I can't wait to see where the aliens go from here. I want to meet one! 2y
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the-flashley
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This is a fantastic continuation of this series, in my opinion. I felt like the characterization was a little weaker than the first novel, and I have to say I‘m still pretty distraught over the turn events took, but I totally wouldn‘t have it any other way. I‘m really looking forward to Only Human‘s release on the 1st, and especially since I already pre-ordered the ebook! 😏😻📚

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Airforcesister
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Starting this book. I loved the first book of this trilogy. #vacationreading

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the-flashley
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Apparently I‘m just really, really bad at remembering to do things on Saturday. ☹️ Sorry I‘m having so many issues with this guys, but my memory really is awful.
Anyway, how do you guys feel about Eva and her relationship with Vincent? And what about not having the interviewer anymore?
Did Dr. Franklin‘s revelation at the end of the chapter shock you as much as it did me?
#themisreadalong

AmyG I really feel for Eva. Her whole life is turned upside down. I hope her and her real Dad bond at some point. I am just so fascinated by thr idea of this book. I keep trying to imagine living in that world....but I‘d probably be dead. 2y
the-flashley @AmyG hahaha you and me both. I love reading about it, but living in it is a different story entirely. 2y
Eggbeater I was in so much denial about Kara's death. She was part alien so she was supposed to be immune! So it made total sense when Rose discovered the only survivors didn't have alien DNA. I should have realized family trees sprout up and not down so most people would have a little alien. But I didn't want her to be dead and I actually miss the Interviewer. Eva creeps me out honestly. 2y
GarthRanzz The Verge had an article about World Book Day today and the book they led off with? Only Human! https://www.theverge.com/2018/4/23/17270770/world-book-day-reading-list-2018 2y
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GarthRanzz
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This was definitely a good follow up to Sleeping Giants. I‘m glad for the #ThemisReadAlong to let me actually get into this one which I originally started last April. Re-reading the first book let me enjoy this one so much more. And I‘m anxious for Only Human to come out in a couple of weeks. The only reason this was a 4⭐️ instead of a five, as the first one was, was do to it not bring focused enough on the characters. I missed that this time.

MinDea How do you get these stats? Do you have to open the app when you start reading and close it when done every time you sit down and read? And do you type in starting page and end page? 2y
GarthRanzz @MinDea Generally you run the app as you read and log the page you stop on when you stop the timer. What I love about the app is that it lets you edit the books they have or add your own so if you use an e-reader, like me, you can set your own page count for the book to match. And if you miss a reading session you can manually add the number of pages and time read. 2y
MinDea Ohhhh gotcha. I think this is only on iPhones. I have a Droid. I love the image it creates for your posts though. Very cool! 2y
GarthRanzz @MinDea It is right now. Although they claim to be working on a Droid version they‘ve been saying that for the past year. They just finally a couple of months ago made it to export in a square format! I really like it for a quick update when you finish a book. I know they keep getting asked about the Droid version so I‘m always checking their Instagram for updates. 😊 2y
MinDea 🤞🤞🤞 2y
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youngreadrshelf
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Still chugging along on the #themisreadalong.

Briguy73 How was the first book? I got..just haven‘t got around to it uet 2y
Briguy73 *yet lol 2y
youngreadrshelf @Briguy73 really loved the first book! 2y
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Eggbeater
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1. Waking Gods, Sylvain Neuvel (great sci thriller, read it!)
2. Dear Mr. Knightly, Katherine Reay (propaganda offensive to real foster kids)
3. "My Bladder is an Asshole: the Story of the Real Joan Rivers"
4. I can't tag anybody after typing that title, they wouldn't want to be associated with this sleep deprived post!

#tuesdaytidbits
@JenlovesJT47

Avanders Lol! Number 3 2y
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