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Axiom's End
Axiom's End: A Novel | Lindsay Ellis
The alternate history first contact adventure Axiom's End is an extraordinary debut from Hugo finalist and video essayist Lindsay Ellis. Truth is a human right. Its fall 2007. A well-timed leak has revealed that the US government might have engaged in first contact. Cora Sabino is doing everything she can to avoid the whole mess, since the force driving the controversy is her whistleblower father. Even though Cora hasnt spoken to him in years, his celebrity has caught the attention of the press, the Internet, the paparazzi, and the governmentand with him in hiding, that attention is on her. She neither knows nor cares whether her fathers leaks are a hoax, and wants nothing to do with himuntil she learns just how deeply entrenched her family is in the cover-up, and that an extraterrestrial presence has been on Earth for decades. Realizing the extent to which both she and the public have been lied to, she sets out to gather as much information as she can, and finds that the best way for her to uncover the truth is not as a whistleblower, but as an intermediary. The alien presence has been completely uncommunicative until she convinces one of them that she can act as their interpreter, becoming the first and only human vessel of communication. Their otherworldly connection will change everything she thought she knew about being humanand could unleash a force more sinister than she ever imagined.
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Twainy
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🎧 do you like Ancient Aliens? Alien conspiracy theories? Strong YA female MCs? A military/CIA presence?

This is a story of an alternate earth where a young struggling 20-something grows through her contact (Earth‘s first contact) with one specific alien.

There‘s some slight technical issues but I loved the book! Scratched that alien itch. Added book 2 to my TBR! I‘m a little surprised at how much I liked it.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️1/2

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Bookish_Viking
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A Year In Books - My Reads of 2021 - Day 7

::Books of July 2021::
•Favorite Book of July '21: Axiom's End
°Dark Matter
°Turn Coat
°Ancient (Local Author...sort of)
°Sky Without Stars

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kathytrithardt
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This week's #WednesdayTradition features the audiobook of Axiom's End by Lindsay Ellis - which is on my TBRs for #SciFiSeptember and #Demonathon - and Vina Tarapac's Sauvignon Blanc.⁣

#BookBathAndBeverage

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Awesome photo ❤️ 1y
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sparrowssavvy
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For first 200 pages, I was utterly hooked and so into this book! It was an amazing introduction with an awesome premise and great pacing and action. Lots of wit and some great first person narration. Definitely a slow down by the middle though, which I slogged through a bit slower than I intended to. Not sure if I will do the second book or not.

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SilverShanica
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I am posting one book per day from my to-be-read collection. No description and providing no reason for wanting to read it, I just do. Some will be old, some will be new - don‘t judge me I have a lot of books.
Join the fun if you want. This is day 234.
#bookstoread
#tbrpile
#bookstagram

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Pedrocamacho
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I saw this one browsing at one of my favorite local bookstores (BookBar). One of the staff members was very enthusiastic so I grabbed it. This turned out to be a great choice. I love first contact stories and this is a good one. I‘ve even heard that the second in the series will be coming out soon.

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vlwelser
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This #audiobook is highly entertaining. But the ending makes me either not want to continue or to continue because I can't seem to look away. And that's all you're getting without spoilers.

Oh, and there's aliens 👽.

ShyBookOwl Haha I had a similar reaction to the ending. I cringed for sure, but I guess I'm a bit curious to see where it would go next. 1y
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majkia
Axiom's End: A Novel | Lindsay Ellis

Pretty good first contact with suitably weird aliens. Nice character development, fast moving plot.
#bookspin selection
#TheAromaofBooks

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rjsthumbelina
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I'm so behind on reviewing things I've read! Gonna try to get caught up. First, is #lmpbc #groupv I wasn't a fan of some of some of the things that happened toward the end (vague bc spoilers), but overall I liked it a lot. I felt like the discussion about what it means to be human, and I enjoyed the action as a whole @booksellerofyourdiscontent @Hazel2019 @shadowspeak17

rjsthumbelina @booksellerofyourdiscontent did Axiom's End arrive for you? 2y
wisherwishinguponastar It has not arrived yet, but I have noticed a lot of mail is a few days off after last week‘s weather. My poor family keeps getting hounded when I get home because I have a handful of things coming for me. I just like happy mail... maybe a bit too much. 2y
rjsthumbelina @booksellerofyourdiscontent hopefully soon! 🥺 The mail is still kind of a mess 2y
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magyklyXdelish @rjsthumbelina ahhh I‘m so sorry I kept forgetting to email the tracking. I‘m very scatter brained. You should have the email with the info now. @booksellerofyourdiscontent you should receive it today based on tracking! :) 2y
wisherwishinguponastar @rjsthumbelina @magyklyXdelish The book has not arrive yet and unfortunately I can‘t find the email with the tracking. I wanted to wait a second before messaging you guys because there is sometimes a delay here. 2y
magyklyXdelish @booksellerofyourdiscontent 9549013464471055692785 is the tracking number 2y
wisherwishinguponastar @Hazel2019 Just wanted to let you know what was going on... promise your book will be coming back to you! 👍 2y
Hazel2019 No worries 😊 I‘m not in a rush 2y
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rjsthumbelina
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@magyklyXdelish @shadowspeak17 #LMPBC update: I am planning on mailing my books for #groupI and #groupV within the next week. Money's been a little tight, and I'm waiting to get paid before putting them in the mail - sorry! Then my plan is to get the last books for both groups mailed out on March 1st! I have really been enjoying these rounds. I love picking genres that I want to explore more of 😄 Be looking for reviews soon!

rjsthumbelina Thriller group's book, since only one can be tagged in the post itself 2y
wisherwishinguponastar No worries! Can‘t wait to get started! 2y
SamAnne Sounds good! No worries. 2y
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wisherwishinguponastar
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I tried something new and I don‘t think it worked, but let‘s move on to February #bookspin !

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! Looks great!! 2y
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Oldschool_millenial
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Okay, I default to the "Hell Yeah" sticker a lot, but it's warranted here!
Confession: I didn't pay much attention when I heard about this book until I heard Abigail Thorn was one of readers. Came for that lovely human's performance and then wound up staying for one of the best and most riveting books I've ever read. Now I need to convince my dad to check this book out because he likes his sci-fi....

(EDIT REFLECTS READER'S CURRENT NAME ⚧️)

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wanderinglynn
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I‘m finally calling it quits. I made it to chapter 17, approximately 38%, and I just can‘t.

The writing is atrocious, the characters are bland, and the book reads like an eleven-year-old writing fanfic. This book needed a good editor, but clearly the publishing house just figured her large fan base from her day job would buy it as is (and apparently they have).

My complete review is on GR.

eeclayton I haven't read this particular book, but I agree each author should be properly edited, even the ones who have already made a name for themselves. 2y
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ssleif
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So I read the bulk of this book while working the polls for the US November election, and it was a great distraction. It's sort of Bumblebee the movie meets Arrival, with a dash of Anathem. I liked the protag, and I was pretty much on the edge of my seat to learn things about our interstellar Interlopers, and out of nerves for what was going to happen to the main characters. Very Solid. Also liked the linguistics. #scifi, #aliens,

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AFrostCauseReads
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Yay! I got my #creepychristmas swap!!! Thank you @Gaylagal2 for the lovely book and chocolate! 😊 Can‘t wait to tear into both!!! 💀 🍫

Thank you @teebe for hosting this fun swap! 👻🎄 😊

Gaylagal2 @Charlene1321 Finally you got it!! It took forever🙄 Enjoy 🤙🥰 2y
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shadowspeak17
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Axiom‘s End is on its way to you @rjsthumbelina . It should hopefully get to you by Wednesday. 🤞🏽 I‘ll send you the tracking number in the morning.

#lmpbc #groupv #catsoflitsy #Ember

Hazel2019 Did you receive the next book yet (The Sirens if Titan)? 2y
shadowspeak17 @Hazel2019 No, not yet. I‘ve been tracking it, but there haven‘t been any updates since the 27th. 2y
wisherwishinguponastar @Hazel2019 The Space Between Worlds should be with you on Thursday! 2y
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wisherwishinguponastar Also, please pass on ear scratches to your cats, @shadowspeak17 ! 2y
shadowspeak17 @booksellerofyourdiscontent Haha, will do! 😸❤️ 2y
wisherwishinguponastar @rjsthumbelina Children of the New World came in! 2y
rjsthumbelina @booksellerofyourdiscontent that's early! They anticipated it by Monday 😁 pro tip, if your package (including the mailer) weighs less than 13 oz, USPS will mail it first class! Not much more expensive than media mail, and much faster. Who knew? 2y
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wanderinglynn
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#weekendreads

1. Tagged, An Unkindness of Ghosts, A Cold Case In Spell & my library book, Because of Miss Bridgerton, which is due back in a week & people are waiting so I can‘t renew it. Of course I technically haven‘t started any of these and it‘s already Jan 3. I‘d feel guilty about that but I‘m too lazy to care right now. 🥱😆

2. Dancing at Midnight

3. I set my GR annual goal to 104.

AlaMich Have you read any of the original Bridgerton book series? I just finished the Netflix series and really enjoyed it. I‘m not big on the romance genre but the show did make me think about reading the books. 2y
wanderinglynn @AlaMich not yet because there‘s a wait on them at my library. So I started with some of her other books. Typical romance, entertaining and easy reads. 2y
smalldogs_bigbooks2419 1. Drums of Autumn 2. Voyager 3. I‘ll probably be happy with whatever result I end up with. This year, I‘m actually keeping track. Haven‘t done that since elementary school, when Summer Reading Goals was a competition that resulted in a trip to Pizza Hut. 2y
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shadowspeak17
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⭐️⭐️⭐️1/2
This didn‘t end up playing out quite the way I thought it would when I started, so I don‘t want to say much, but I did enjoy it. It was a fun, fast-paced read.

@rjsthumbelina I‘m sorry this is going to be a little late. I‘m planning to mail it by the end of the week. I‘ll let you know when it‘s on the way.

#catsoflitsy #Ember #lmpbc #GroupV

shadowspeak17 @Hazel2019 I‘ve been tracking what I assume is the next book, but it‘s been delayed and there‘s no expected delivery date listed at the moment. It‘s been marked “in transit” for several days now with no updates. So I‘m not sure when it‘s going to get here. I‘ll let you know when I do get it. Just wanted to keep you updated. 🙃👍🏽 2y
rjsthumbelina Yeah, not a big deal 👍 2y
cozypunk I'm here to 2y
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bibliobard
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I still can‘t believe how much chocolate you sent me @blithebuoyant I might be eating on it into next Christmas lol. Thanks for the book and the sweets! #jolabokaflodswap

blithebuoyant It was such a simple swap I wanted to go a little over the top 😂😂😂 Merry Christmas! 2y
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shadowspeak17
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Oh my gosh, @Hazel2019 , it actually got here! I called my apartment office asking about it and they said whenever this sort of thing happens, they give the mailman the correct apartment number so he can get it to the right person. I‘ve been checking the mail and it hasn‘t been there, but I gave it another check today and there it was! I kind of can‘t believe it. I‘m really sorry about all this mess again, but I‘m glad it‘s turned out okay. 😅

Hazel2019 Lol yay! It‘s been on a long journey! Hope you enjoy 😁 2y
rubyslippersreads 😻😻😻 2y
AlaMich Your cat is so fluffy...I love it! 2y
Leftcoastzen 😻👏 2y
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Hazel2019
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ I‘ll be honest, after reading about 10 pages I decided I wasn‘t going to like it. But then it kept getting better, building up, with more and more complexity to the story. By the last several chapters, I couldn‘t put it down.

It is a first contact story, alternate history narrative taking place in 2007. A somewhat different take on the premise which I appreciated and really enjoyed.

Read this for #LMPBC #Round10 #GroupV

rjsthumbelina Gosh I'm excited to read this! And my pick so far for this group is fantastic! Should be a good round 2y
shadowspeak17 Hey @Hazel2019 have you mailed this? No rush if you haven‘t. I just haven‘t gotten it yet and don‘t have the greatest faith in the postal service, so I just want to make sure it‘s not lost or something. 😅 2y
Hazel2019 @shadowspeak17 hmm I mailed it a while ago. I can see if I can still find the receipt. If you haven‘t received it yet, might be lost 😕 2y
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shadowspeak17 @Hazel2019 Oh dear 🙃 Yeah, probably see if you still have the receipt/tracking number. I use informed delivery for USPS and they usually email me when there‘s a package on the way, but I never got an email about it and nothing‘s arrived. 🙁 2y
shadowspeak17 @Hazel2019 Oh no! I know what happened. The sheet we got sent with everyone‘s addresses on it cut off my apartment number. 😫 I‘m sorry. I don‘t know how I didn‘t notice that was missing. I‘ll call my apartment office on Monday and see if it was delivered there, but it was probably sent back to you. I‘m so sorry I missed that. 😣 2y
Hazel2019 @shadowspeak17 oh oops. Happens. Can you send me a quick email with your address? I can get another copy off Amazon and mail it directly to you. Of course there‘s a small chance the original copy still decides to show up 😆 but that‘s not a big deal 2y
shadowspeak17 @Hazel2019 Yeah, I‘ll send it shortly. Oh, don‘t worry about sending another one. It‘s my mistake. If it‘s not in the office on Monday, I‘ll replace it. 2y
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Hazel2019
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Starting on my first #LMPBC #GroupV #Round10 book! So excited for this round. Some good books to be read 😁

@suvata @booksellerofyourdiscontent @rjsthumbelina @shadowspeak17

wisherwishinguponastar I can‘t wait to hear what you think and get to read it with you guys! 2y
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Jaimelire
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Spunky female protagonist, weird looking aliens that aren‘t what they seem, secret government agencies and an estranged, conspiracy theory loving father. What‘s not to love! 4/5⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Hazel2019 Will be reading this one in November for #LMPBC 😁 Glad it‘s getting good reviews 😊 2y
Jaimelire @Hazel2019 it‘s a weird, quirky story. Hope you enjoy it! (edited) 2y
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Kathrin
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This book, this story surprised me in a good way. It's a story about first contact with extraterrestrial life and about cooperation and compassion.

I already have the next book in the series on my TBR.

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DimeryRene
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100 pages in. Pretty good start!

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elisebarker
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Mehso-so

I read this one for book club and I wasn‘t really a fan. I kept losing track of what was happening in the story.

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krismlars
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I‘ve watched the newest episode of Great British Baking Show, and now I‘m trying to get some reading in, but I‘d really rather go to sleep. What has happened to me, going to bed at 10:00 on a Friday night?! The girls are usually waking up right about now, to chase and savagely attack each other. (Also, I think they‘ve eaten/destroyed/lost my RBG earrings👎🏻)

Leftcoastzen This is such a cute photo! The quiet before the storm.😻 2y
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krismlars
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Positives about allergy testing: extra reading time, and knowing that some relief is near. Negatives about allergy testing: 5 days of misery without antihistamine, followed by 13 little needles in your arm.

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krismlars
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Book readings aren‘t the same in the time of Covid, but at least it‘s been signed🖊

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krismlars
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Lazy Sunday morning reading with Louisa May Alcatt and Margaret Catwood. #kittensoflitsy

kspenmoll Love their names! We have Edgar Allan Poe & Emily Dickinson, courtesy of the HS English teacher who fostered them. 2y
kspenmoll Their color is beautiful! 2y
AlaMich 😻😻 2y
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Soubhiville Orange tabbies are the sweetest! I love them ❤️. 2y
Soubhiville @Eyelit and @ThePageantHam have you seen these two lovelies and their names? 2y
Chelsea.Poole Cuties 😸😸 2y
rachelm Omg love them and their names! 2y
cariashley 😻😻 2y
Eyelit CUTE!! 😍 2y
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TheSpineView
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#SciFiSeptember @Klou
#E.T.theExtraTerrestrial

Klou 👍😊❤👍 2y
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Branwen
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Surprise book gift from my boyfriend! 😍💖 I've been wanting to read this since it came out last month, because I love Lindsay Ellis (she has an awesome YouTube channel) and also because I love first contact stories! 💕📚

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The story follows Cora, a college dropout who‘s life is a mess and yet still finds herself in the middle of alien conspiracy.

I‘m more of a fantasy person than a sci-fi but I thought this was a very fun book. I do read a lot of comics and I thought the take on aliens and the main plot of the book was still read unique. I had to read it in a day because of poor time management 😂 but I probably would have done that regardless.

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krismlars
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Discovering new authors! Second book reading of last night. Both Lindsay and Caitlin Doughty were lovely, smart, and bad ass.

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TheSpineView
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I finally got around to writing my full review of Axiom's End. It is a Sci-Fi/Alternate History of first contact. Full of suspense, government lies, and aliens. Fast paced and a great plot made for a good story. Read the full review on my blog at www.thespineview.com. 4⭐

phantomx Amazing review, I definitely have to read this one. 2y
TheSpineView @phantomx Thanks! Hope you enjoy!😊 2y
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SoManyBooksNotEnoughTime
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Axiom's End pulled me in right from the start, and never let go. I, honestly, had not been expecting to like this book nearly as much as I did. Ellis writes a well developed main character in Cora, and is able to emphasize family dynamics and relationships without straying from the alien storyline. Ellis also mixes in a perfect amount of 2007 politics and government, making the first contact feel very plausible.

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TheSpineView
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#weekendreads @rachelsbrittain

📚 Tagged and The Ruin of Kings
📚 The Bone Witch
📚 Yeap!

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TheSpineView
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Next up is this ARC. I am starting it this evening so I can write the review before the 27th which is the publication date. I am hoping it is good.🤞

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TheSpineView
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#FirstLineFridays @ShyBookOwl

"I understand your frustration having so little to work with." From tagged book.

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Juliwyant
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ARC book mail today from St Martin‘s Press!!

Chazlyn Can't wait for the release! I love Lindsay! 3y
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