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Lore
Lore | Alexandra Bracken
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Rehesina
Lore | Alexandra Bracken
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So so good!

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persephone1408
Lore | Alexandra Bracken
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#manicmonday #letterL @CBee
📚Lore by Alexandra Bracken, The Last Olymian by Rick Riordan & Last Sacrifice by Richelle Mead
💻C.S. Lewis
🎥The Last Samurai, the Legend of Korra (avatar), the leftovers, love and monsters, love actually
🎶linkin park Lord Huron
🎼Ludens by bring me the horizon, lights up by Harry styles, lydia by highly suspect

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EmilieGR
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A tentative “pick” for me. While I thought this was imaginative and original, I just didn‘t love it as much as I expected too. I wasn‘t necessarily put off by all the violence, but it seemed that that bad guys always died and the good guys miraculously and mysteriously survived. I know it‘s a YA book, but based on the gore and violence, I expected more consequences to the characters‘ actions, I guess.

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abostwick24
Lore | Alexandra Bracken
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A wonderful “retelling” of Greek mythology! Wow. The plot of this book with its twists and turn kept me riveted page after page. (I didn‘t guess the twist nor did I figure out the true meaning of the poem until the end). I thought this book was wonderfully creative (especially the blood lines) and a refreshingly modern perspective of Greek lore. I wish this was a series because I would have loved to read more.
My Review: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️✨ (4.5/5)

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Hilary427
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Bailedbailed

Just. Couldn‘t. Do It. I was 161 pages in, and I decided to bail. I HATE bailing, but you only live once and why waste my time reading something I don‘t enjoy?

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alisiakae
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This was an OwlCrate book, and until I picked it up to read, I thought it was a Medusa retelling.

It is not. Instead, it‘s an urban fantasy that pits the descendants of Greek Heroes against 8 of the Gods in a cycle known as the Argon.

I found it mostly enjoyable, but would not recommend to newbies to Greek mythology. At the minimum, look up the meaning of kleos and timê before reading.

Borderline so-so and pick.
#booked2022 #greekretelling

Cinfhen Gorgeous cover art though😍 6mo
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alisiakae
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Happy Friday! Maya is at a friend‘s house this weekend, Dr Hubby is on a solo retreat in the mountains for some well-earned R&R.

Which means I have the house to myself! 🙌🏽🙌🏽 Let the weekend of reading begin! 📚

#catsoflitsy #kittensoflitsy #MonaLisa (Mona pictured)

Susanita Sweet kitty. Well earned me time. 🤗 6mo
Soubhiville What a beauty! Enjoy your me time! 6mo
TheSpineView Enjoy! 6mo
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TrishB Have some fun 😁❤️ 6mo
Zuhkeeyah Enjoy the alone time! 6mo
Gissy Enjoy! 📚📚📚📚📚📚🙌 6mo
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alisiakae
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Flying through the tagged book while keeping a close eye on #HelloKittty. She had surgery to remove 2 lumps yesterday, one a mast cell skin cancer, the other hopefully just an abscess. Initial biopsy on the 2nd lump was ok but vet sending to pathology to make sure.

It‘s been a hard year. Lost #Isabel in April and two close friends unexpectedly in May and June. Another friend dx with an aggressive breast cancer started chemo last week. ⬇️

alisiakae Maya and I are both finally completing psych evals each for suspected ADHD, anxiety, SPD (and possibly a few other things). That‘s tough on its own, involving multiple hours long appts. But I want to apologize to @BarbaraTheBibliophage & @Cinfhen for going AWOL recently for #Booked2022 hosting duties. Hoping to get my head above water soon. (edited) 6mo
Kerrbearlib So sorry to hear you‘ve had a rough year. I hope things start looking up for you. And that kitty starts to feel better too! 6mo
ravenlee I‘m sorry it‘s been such a tough time. Troubles just keep piling up when you‘re already struggling. I wish you health and happiness, and Maya too. 6mo
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Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick Sending love & light that the rest of the year is better for all of you. 💗 6mo
Kimzey Sending good wishes for you and your kitty. 🐈‍⬛ 💕 6mo
alisiakae @Kerrbearlib @ravenlee @Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick @Kimzey thank you 💞 we‘ve had lots of good things happen too, but the bad is a heavy burden at the moment. My heart still aches over the recent losses. 6mo
kspenmoll Sending you love- I am so sorry your year as been a tough one. I truly hope good things come from your testing & diagnosis. 💙💕 6mo
TheBookHippie Sending light & love ♥️ 6mo
CarolynM Oh, you are having a tough time. Sending love and hugs💕💕 6mo
TrishB Sending hugs ♥️ 6mo
Leftcoastzen Hugs to you , sorry there are so many tough things right now.Hope & love sent your way. 6mo
TheLudicReader Sending positive energy your way. 6mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage No apology needed, my friend. Sending hugs! 💓 6mo
sprainedbrain I‘m so sorry. Sending love! 6mo
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JuliaTheBookNerd
Lore | Alexandra Bracken
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#SnakeDay 🐍 #JulyJam 🪷🌱🌹

#BookNerd 🤓💙📚

Eggs Such a great cover 🤍🐍🤍 6mo
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Mrs_B
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Wow. I feel like I‘ve just finished a series rather than just one book, there is so much packed in. But it works. I was very much sucked into this world running parallel to our own. Excellent.

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Sharv_Sona
Lore | Alexandra Bracken

The House of Achilles.
Well, Lore thought faintly. Shit.

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Sharv_Sona
Lore | Alexandra Bracken

The old gods must die to allow the new to rise.

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Insightsintobooks
Lore | Alexandra Bracken
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I finished by book club book for the month. I loved this book and read it In a few days! I would definitely recommend it.

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Beachbum
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Nails check. Cat on lap check. Book , Lore on lap check. Haven‘t been on in a while but I‘ve been reading. This book is so good. I just get into so many that I need to finish this . I‘ll get there. #nailnight #siamesecats #lore #alexandrabracken #sundaynightreading

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living_for_literature
Lore | Alexandra Bracken
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I loved this book! So many plot twists, with clever foreshadowing that I can see when I look back. Amazing, dynamic characters. Lessons on fate and forgiveness. Just amazing all around.

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bibliobard
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Not only did I manage a #BookSpinBingo this month but I also managed to get my #BookSpin for January read — Lore! This was a great Greek mythology read that had been on my #TBR for awhile. I enjoyed the relationships surrounding Lore herself and how the story unfolded.

TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! Fantastic progress!!! 11mo
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Sienopoli
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An original imaginative adventure dealing with Greek mythology. With a topic that seems to be spurning a lot of new books this one definitely set itself apart. As a fellow New Yorker the book also does a very good job with the setting. Definitely recommend!

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FantasyChick
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It's #roll100 time!

I'm looking forward to Lore so I can't wait to get that pick crossed off. I've been reading The Borden Murders off and on for about two years now so I either finish it this month or to the donation bin it goes! I have a feeling it's going to be unhauled either way, to be honest #ItsTime

@PuddleJumper

PuddleJumper Lore looks interesting. I hope it lives up to the hype 12mo
persephone1408 I REALLY enjoyed Lore 12mo
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Kris10H
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Bailedbailed

I wanted to like this one, I really did. But almost 4 hours into the audiobook, and the storyline has just lost my interest completely. I'm not saying it's bad - it just isn't for me.

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Johanna414
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I'm giving this a pick, but kind of a lukewarm one... I enjoyed it, but never felt a real emotional connection to the characters. I did like the narrator of the audiobook though. It wasn't bad, but I had hoped for more...

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Isy
Lore | Alexandra Bracken
Mehso-so

I'm not sure how I feel about this one. I did feel compelled to read it, I wanted to know how it ended but I can't say that I'd read another by this author. It took a little while to get into it and then I saw the twists coming, it could also easily be shorter and cut out a lot that slowed it up . Entertaining enough to be worth finishing but that's as far as I'd go.

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ParkerFinn
Lore | Alexandra Bracken
Bailedbailed

Alexandra Bracken is an amazing writer. No doubt about that. This book is written beautifully! And the concept is great! The problem I had was pacing and feeling any connection to these characters. I also had a strangely hard time to read into it, despite liking it at first. So in the end, I couldn‘t keep my head in it and decided to abandon it.

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SpeculativeFemale
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This is another one where I'm calling it a pick, but by a narrow margin. It almost lost me once, but I pushed on and enjoyed it overall. I think I just had some difficulty relating to the main character at times. Still, the plot was certainly interesting and threw me for a loop once or twice.

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SpeculativeFemale
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The holidays mean both more travel, as pictured, and less time to read, unfortunately.

However, I did start reading Lore by Alexandra Bracken and it seems interesting thus far. I'm just hoping I'll have a bit more time to read it this week.

AmyG Drive carefully. 1y
SpeculativeFemale @AmyG Luckily, I get to play passenger this time. 😁 1y
Kimberlone We had 10 hours of round trip driving this weekend and audiobooked it up! 1y
SpeculativeFemale @Kimberlone I wish I could have, but my significant other doesn't like audiobooks. He's a reader, but just can't get into listening to a book being read. 14mo
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sprainedbrain
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This was a super fun audiobook, and I have no regrets about squeezing it in between my planned books this month.

Why I loved it:

-That cover!

-MC Lore is a badass and not annoying about it.

-Greek mythology successfully made modern urban fantasy.

-Action-packed, violent, twisty, and sexy.

-YA that didn‘t make my eyes roll.

-A great, diverse cast of characters.

-Excellent narration.

-Again, that cover!

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

reading_rainbow I loved this one! I think it‘s super underrated! 1y
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BriannaT
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“Wow that sounds like a great book but maybe I should wait until it comes out in paperback to save some money.” - me, two weeks before I caved and bought it anyway. Of course I picked another Greek myth book! I enjoyed the storyline, the discussion of gender inequality in myth, and a more diverse cast of characters than I expected. I feel like the idea behind the novel could have led to a series, but I also think it‘s best this is a standalone.

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Lollymya
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I don‘t normally do this but I am just getting a little past the half way mark reading this and I am #hooked and don‘t want it to end. #Lore is ok #bad@as woman. Trust me and #read this ASAP!!!! #alexandrabracken has a way with words and her writing is spectacular. #LitsyLove

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Cool cover!! 1y
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KristiAhlers
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Mehso-so

Y‘all I‘m giving this a ⭐️⭐️⭐️ rating. It was slow to start, and could seriously be 90-100 pages shorter. Lore is an interesting character and I‘m a sucker for Greek mythological elements but this one just didn‘t fully deliver like I wanted it to.

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Brittany88
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Starting this!

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Slajaunie
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Got my hurricane books ready! We are where that dot is located. Here we go! 🙏

marleed Oh so scary. Stay safe! 1y
Mollyanna Stay safe! 😳🤞🏻🙏🏻 1y
rather_be_reading omg stay safe! 1y
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AmyG Hope you are safe. 1y
TiredLibrarian Glad books are part of your hurricane preparations! Stay safe. 1y
BookishBelle Y‘all be safe! We‘re in the path too but much further inland. 1y
KathyWheeler Stay safe! Here in Alabama, we‘re getting a lot of rain right now but I don‘t know what we‘ll get beyond that. 1y
TheSpineView Stay safe! 1y
Merethebookgal Stay safe! 1y
Deblovestoread Thinking of you! 1y
Bookwomble I hope you're safely battened down 💗 1y
SamAnne Stay safe! 1y
Addison_Reads Stay safe. 💚 Nicholls State is where I spent some of the best years of my life. 1y
tracey38 I hope you stay safe! 1y
MaureenMc 💗🙏💗 1y
Slajaunie Thank you everyone. I have phone service back but still no electric. Many don‘t have homes. I‘m very fortunate. Keep Southeast Louisiana in your thoughts and prayers. @Merethebookgal @TheSpineView @KathyWheeler @BookishBelle @TiredLibrarian @AmyG @rather_be_reading @Mollyanna @marleed 1y
KathyWheeler I‘m glad to know that you‘re okay. I‘ve been thinking about you. 1y
TheSpineView So glad you are OK. Of course everyone is in my prayers! 🙏🙏🙏 1y
BookishBelle I‘m glad y‘all are okay! 1y
tracey38 Many prayers and so glad you're okay. 1y
SamAnne @Slajaunie so glad to hear you are safe. There is a #LitsyLove letter headed your way…that may or may not make it. 1y
Slajaunie @SamAnne We have not had mail delivery since before the storm. Power lines are down everywhere. I don‘t think we will get any until they are all fixed. I will get it eventually. Thank you! 1y
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peanutnine
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This one took me a bit to get into but switching to audio helped. In the end I did enjoy it. It's a very unique spin on Greek mythology in the modern world. It's also super action-packed. The hardest part was keeping straight all the names of the gods and houses of descendants.

persephone1408 I guess its easier when you know about all of the Gods & stories already... 1y
peanutnine @persephone1408 I knew a little going in but there were just a lot of names lol. I caught on eventually! 1y
persephone1408 Oh yea my faves are the twins...I use to have a game where I had and Artemis & Apollo account. I used to make them argue on the chats lol (I'm weird I know) 1y
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persephone1408 But I really enjoyed Melora & Castor. I kinda wish there would be more. 1y
peanutnine @persephone1408 yes I really liked Melora and Castor! But also Evander and Miles, I wish we could have gotten more of their cute dynamic 1y
persephone1408 Definitely! @peanutnine that's why I was a little upset when I finished it cause it feels like the end, end. Like no sequel. 1y
peanutnine @persephone1408 yeah it definitely didn't feel open-ended 1y
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Hlvanpaemel
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The sleepiest book worms

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Shamzi
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This book is full of action, twists and turn, quite enjoyable. Although important to establish the "Lore", I felt the book was a little long.The characters were not fleshed out, could not really connect to any but would still suggest to go for it.It has enough action and a good story to keep you interested.If you love Greek mythology, do try this one out!!

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persephone1408
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This book is fantastic! In the beginning, I felt like I had already heard the story (which I probably have) but then this Greek mythological story took on another ending altogether lol. I love the characters! All of them. I wondered if it was going to be a series but I'm sure that it isn't now. I think it would make a very good movie. I give it 5/5🍪

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Mommamanzi
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Picked up this beauty a few weeks back with Penelope and Ashley. We managed to see an escaped pet hamster get captured. Never a dull moment with those two around.

Ahw06 😂 we always have an adventure when we hang out 1y
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Shamzi
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I love when I have a memorabilia based on the book!!!!

jdiehr Niice! 1y
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emmaturi
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A good, fast paced type of Hungar Games book, except with Greek mythology in the mix. I really enjoyed it!

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Shamzi
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I am not familiar with Greek mythology so it took a while for me to get into this one but now I am hooked. The pace and action keeps you interested and the folk lore and stories are very enjoyable!!!

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wisherwishinguponastar
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This book was a nice fast-paced reimagining of the Greek pantheon interacting with mortals. I have kept my last month‘s #bookspin board going for my own personal satisfaction. I am not as cool as you guys with your blackouts! (You all are amazing.)

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Ash.on.the.line
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I really enjoyed this take on the Greek gods and goddesses. I didn‘t want to stop reading which to me means it was a good book. 😆 #bookspinbingo

Moonprismpower Have you listened to the podcast Let‘s Talk About Myths Baby? It‘s interesting if you like mythology. 2y
reading_rainbow I really liked this one too! 2y
Ash.on.the.line @Moonprismpower I haven‘t but I‘m interested! I‘m a dabbler but I like some good mythology info! 2y
Ash.on.the.line @reading_rainbow yes! It‘s a fun one! 2y
Ash.on.the.line @reading_rainbow yes! It‘s a fun one! 2y
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wisherwishinguponastar
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This may sound silly, but I haven‘t had a work place of my own in a long time, so I got carried away with decorating. I plan to get to work on some #litsylove and watch some anime tonight!

kspenmoll Just love your work space; looks personal & organized! 2y
wisherwishinguponastar @kspenmoll Thanks! I may have gone to Target and went a little crazy a day or so later, so there is more now! 2y
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reading_rainbow
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Ok. I get why this is a so-so for some (it could have been 100 pages shorter tbh) but it was definitely a pick for me! 🐍🛡
IMO, this book is totally underrated!
Gritty, violent, action packed, main character is a raged fueled badass, ATHENA, bloodlines of ancient Hero‘s warring over the power of Gods, new and old, all set in a modern NYC setting.. I mean.. come on!
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️1/2 loved it!
[June #bookspin]

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reading_rainbow
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Ok so I‘m only about 40% into LORE, my June #bookspin pick. I‘ve had a busy month and didn‘t get much reading done BUT I am starting to really get into the story now and I‘m hoping I‘ll finish it in the next couple days.
My doublebookspin ended up being a DNF and I did not make a bingo (I used up all the FREE spaces tho) lol pathetic🤦🏻‍♀️ I have a feeling July will be better tho

TheAromaofBooks Still sounds like a great month!!! And even though it's a DNF, it still counts as complete!! 2y
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emmaturi
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I am reading Lore, YA fantasy set in modern day New York with Greek mythology. Then I will read the final book in the Balkan trilogy.

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OutsmartYourShelf
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Mehso-so

This had all the ingredients of being a cracking read: classical mythology (which I love), action, and only a sprinkling of romance, but the finished book is somehow less than the sum of its parts. Saying that, it wasn't a bad read and there was quite a lot to enjoy, I can't quite put my finger on why it didn't work as well as it should have, there was just something vital missing for me. 3⭐

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Addison_Reads
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Mehso-so

#BookSpinBingo @TheAromaofBooks #AmongTheGods @AkashaVampie

This was close to a pick. It's full of violence, revenge, secrets, and action. Lore made a great main character, but some of the other characters felt too one-dimensional.

I loved that this explored the darker sides of Greek Mythology though.

AkashaVampie great job sweetie. 2y
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 2y
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Mleanne
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