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Red Rising
Red Rising | Pierce Brown
The Earth is dying. Darrow is a Red, a miner in the interior of Mars. His mission is to extract enough precious elements to one day tame the surface of the planet and allow humans to live on it. The Reds are humanity's last hope. Or so it appears, until the day Darrow discovers it's all al lie. That Mars has been habitable - and inhabited - for generations, by a class of people calling themselves the Golds. A class of people who look down on Darrow and his fellows as slave labour, to be exploited and worked to death without a second thought. Until the day that Darrow, with the help of a mysterious group of rebels, disguises himself as a Gold and infiltrates their command school, intent on taking down his oppressors from the inside. But the command school is a battlefield - and Darrow isn't the only student with an agenda.Break the chains. Live for more.
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LiseWorks
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Finally read all the books for #NSR221 In the Science Fiction Genre. @Nessavamusic

Nessavamusic Yay congratulations!! 4w
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Nessavamusic
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This is a borderline pick for me. It had a very captivating opening, with great world building. However, when we get to the competition portion the story weirdly drags at times and feels more YA. I believe this is intended to be an adult novel but I. The choice of age of our protagonist, he struggles to balance the reality of that age with the dangerous world of this book. I do really like the protagonist and plan of continuing the series. 3.5⭐️

PuddleJumper Whoop! 1mo
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MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm
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Panpan

2 ⭐️s
Unpopular opinion incoming!
All I can say about this book is, “Why?” Why is it set on Mars when it seems to take place in a futuristic Rome? Why is the protagonist such a Gary Stu? Why do the characters reference conquerors and figures from ancient history as if nothing has taken place between then and mankind‘s terraforming of the solar system?
Overall, disappointing. I know tons of people love it, but I just couldn‘t get past my own ⬇️

MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm eye-rolling and frustrations.
My May #DoubleSpin
I‘m also using it for my “Child Narrator” spot in #AutumnBingo2022 because as much as Darrow wants to say he‘s a man, he‘s definitely still a little boy.
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Ann_Reads Sorry the book was disappointing. One the other hand, you've checked off one square on the #AutumnBingo2022 card.👍🎃 2mo
MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm @Ann_Reads Lol, there‘s always a silver lining! 😅❤️ 2mo
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TheAromaofBooks I still haven't gotten to this one. I know it was a huge hit for many. 2mo
MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm @TheAromaofBooks There were moments where I could see a good story possibly forming, but too much of this rubbed me the wrong way. I know it has its praises sung by many, and I‘m glad people have found something they enjoy. Hopefully you will enjoy it if you get to it. ❤️ 2mo
TheAromaofBooks I'm very hit or miss with these types of books anyway, so I always go in with lowered expectations 😂 2mo
TheRiehlDeal I bailed on this. I tried it on audio first and quickly lost interest. Then, I tried a paperback copy, and still, I couldn‘t get into it. 2mo
MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm @TheRiehlDeal Glad I‘m not the only one that didn‘t love it! 😅 I almost bailed a few times, but I had a morbid curiosity to see it through to the end. 2mo
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MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm
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So which is it? Roque or Cassius?! 🤦‍♀️

There‘s been more than a few things that have irked me about this one so far, but the premise is interesting enough that I‘ve stuck with it… for now…

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LiseWorks
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It took me a little while to get into this book but once it got going it was good. I'm not too sure about saying it's a space opera but that is what they classified it as. I guess the main character will do anything for the love he has for his wife #NSR221 @Nessavamusic #SpaceOpera in Science Fiction

Nessavamusic I‘ve had this on my tbr forever, going to get to it in November! 3mo
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NomNoms
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Third re-read and still an all time favorite! Let's go Sevro!

#AllTimeFavorite #Howler

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TheSpineView
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#AlphabetGame @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
#LetterR

This letter was hard because I have read so many great books that start with the letter "R". Ultimately I had to go with Red Rising by Pierce Brown.

Others that are worth mentioning:
Recursion by Blake Crouch
The Rentless Moon by Mary Robinette Kowal
Rogue Protocol by Martha Wells
Royal Assassin by Robin Hobb
Ruin and Rising by Leigh Bardugo

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Thank you for playing 📚 4mo
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Meshell1313
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#alphabetgame #letterR @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Choosing the Red Rising series for this letter. Can‘t wait for the next book to come out next year!

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Thank you for playing 📚 4mo
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Bookish_Viking
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#AlphabetGame #LetterR @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Whew...a tough one (dreading the S). But this one and the rest of the series is fantastic. I feel I must acknowledge the other very close runners up if no one minds:
Realm Breaker, Ruin and Rising, Rule of Wolves, and most recently Recursion.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Thank you for playing 📚 4mo
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Eorrlopez
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Mehso-so

So I won‘t lie, I didn‘t love this book. I actually found it kind of challenging to read. There were so many names and moving parts. I will read the next one to see if I enjoy the continued story. But I‘m not sold yet.

NomNoms This is one of my favorite series, but this first book is a slow to start. Hopefully, the second book won't disappoint. /fingers-crossed. 4mo
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Bookish_Viking
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Just Announced by Pierce Brown! We‘re getting not one but two new Red Rising books!

Red Rising #6: Light Bringer - May 16, 2023

Red Rising #7: Red God - TBA

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TracyReadsBooks
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#Two4Tuesday

1. Have to go with Sevro from Red Rising—a bit of a cheat because he is a supporting character, who becomes a main one, in an already great book but he does make every scene he‘s in even better. ♥️ Sevro

2. I generally like a strong cast of supporting characters.

@TheSpineView

TheSpineView I agree with you on #1. Thanks for playing! 7mo
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freeatlast1137
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Pickpick

Darrow, born a red, must become a gold to start a revolution of his people.

A way more hard core hunger games. Highly recommend

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BacklistReader
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I loved this one. Can‘t wait to get my hands on the rest so I can binge them.

This was for my Psionics & Divination class.

#oriliumreadathon #magicalreadathon #orilium

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BacklistReader
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My Calling

I‘m hoping to become a Godseer at #orilium this year. It fits with my character, Veta Mae, very well. Hears hoping I can do it 🤞

#oriliumreadathon

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BacklistReader
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This should be the last big haul for a while…..went to the used bookstore the other day and picked up these with the end of my birthday money.

#bookhaul

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RiverKScottWrites
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My love, my love / remember the cries / when winter died for springs skies. / They roared and roared / but we grabbed our seed / and sowed a song / against their greed.

🎧⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ This was heart wrenching and pulse pounding and I didn‘t want it to end. I want to write something that twists like this knife of a book. Kind of Hunger Games and Gladiator on Mars.

The song gets stuck in my head. 🎶

#sciencefiction #scifi #audiobook

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RockyTheCat
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Pickpick

I love this book and the entire series. It's very gritty and dark, but I couldn't put it down.

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TheSpineView
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#BeginsWith @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Eggs
#Red

I loved this whole series! 💜📚💜

Eggs ❤️🖤❤️ beautiful 😍 11mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Perfect 👍🏻 11mo
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La_Cori
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A book that #beginswith #red and one with #rosso ??
@Eggs @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
(Honorable mentions to "Red" by Kerstin Gier and "Red, White & Royal Blue" by Casey McQuiston)

Eggs Perfect 🎈👏🏻📚 11mo
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ChelsAH10
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This book is battered and beaten like many of the characters that Pierce Brown crafted carefully. If you are looking for the story of an underdog, manipulation, rage, love and passion - look no further. I can‘t wait to read book two and rate this bad boy an 8/10. Absolutely worth the read.

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ChelsAH10
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Starting 2022 in my natural habitat. Finishing up book one of Pierce Brown‘s rising series.

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ChelsAH10
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Just started this series by Pierce Brown and am already enthralled. I haven‘t read sci-fi/fantasy for a while so this is a nice reintroduction to round out 2021.

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kplovesbooks
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For the #red prompt of #wishesandblessings ...I read this series earlier this year; books 1-3 were fantastic! Books 4-5 not so much, but I'm in the minority with that opinion. 😂 ...this gorgeous picture is courtesy of Instagram.
@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
@Eggs

Eggs ❤️📚💚 12mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Beautiful photo ❤️📷 12mo
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Hilary427
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Mehso-so

This book was just a little too sci-fi-ish for me. And a game where kids kill kids while gods play with and change the game is a little too Hunger Games-ish for me. I see why people like it, but HG was way better IMO. That being said I‘m sure I‘ll read the rest of the series, ha!
⭐️: 3/5

samuel.stone Have you read more yet?? I have to say I disagree heavily but I‘m sci-fi lover so if that‘s out of your domain i understand it. Still, only gets better from here!! 13mo
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julesG
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Mehso-so

#UnpopularOpinion

This was boring. Mix of Hunger Games and Lord of the Flies. The MC is too perfect. That's why I have a few plot hole questions.

I'm between Pan and So-So.

Andrew65 Oh dear 😔 1y
julesG @Andrew65 I'm wondering what my son thinks about it. I gave him the German translation for his birthday. 1y
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Andrew65 @julesG Be interesting to hear his thoughts. 1y
julesG @Andrew65 I'll keep you posted. 😁 1y
FantasyChick I highly agree with you on this one. I know so many people love this series but I found it so uninteresting. 1y
jenniferw88 I wasn't overkeen on this one either! 1y
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julesG
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Fairyloot signed edition...

#AwesomeAugust @Andrew65

I'm struggling. I find it boring. Yet, I'm determined to finish it.

BookNightOwl I had a hard time getting through it too. I pushed through it but it was the same through out the book. Beautiful book edition. 1y
Andrew65 I found it better from the second one. 1y
MrT I struggled to finish... was very dull and hated the writing style. My friends thought it was homoerotic... That totally passed me by. 1y
Gissy Beautiful edition!😍 1y
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ItsAnotherJen
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5 stars!
I can see why people keep mentioning The Hunger Games when reviewing this book. It's more violent, does has a lot of the same elements, but there's a lot more going on in this world. Some advice- skip trying the audiobook (this is a story you need to read) and go in knowing that it will take a bit to suck you in. Once you get pulled in though, you won't be able to stop.

bookaholic1 Loved this book 1y
Littlewolf1 This is been on my self waiting to be read... think I‘ll pick it up for next month now 1y
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Angitron
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Bailed only 10% into the audiobook, but I could tell pretty quickly that I wasn‘t going to enjoy it! It‘s just not my type of thing! ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

LibrarianRyan This is one of those books I always say get past part 1. Part one is very predictable, and kind of boring. But at part 2 - wow. Then it has a slow middle. If you ever get the urge to try again. 1y
ItsAnotherJen I bailed too on the audiobook a while ago, I'm going to try reading it now. I think that might be the better way to get into this world. I'll let you know how it goes 🤞 1y
Angitron @ItsAnotherJen Please do! I‘d be curious to hear if the experience is an improvement from the audiobook. 1y
Angitron @LibrarianRyan Thanks for the tip! 😊 1y
ItsAnotherJen Waaaaaay better reading this rather than doing the audiobook! Try it again, and get past the first 20%. If you don't start loving it..I'd be surprised. It's a different experience taking in the story this way. 1y
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Alora
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My latest book haul!!
(Minus 2 that are currently being shipped!)
• The House in The Cerulean Sea
• 1984

So excited to read all of my new books!
I've had my eyes on these for a while now!
I have no idea how I'm going to pick an order 😭

#bookhaul #newbooks

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CuriousG
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I'm posting one book per day from the ever growing unread stacks in my personal library. No description or explanation, just books I own and plan to read. #tbr

Day 65 (Audible edition) - missed a few days so posting multiples today

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magicalshelves
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My Red Rising game arrived today! 🎉
I can‘t wait to play it! 🐺

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wildwoodreads
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Mehso-so

I finished Red Rising about a minute ago. There are definitely some mixed feelings going on. I expected to be blown away, but it just felt lacking in some ways. However, I‘m really interested to see where this series goes. The end set up a plot line that really intrigued me.

https://wildwoodreads.com/2021/04/26/red-rising-by-pierce-brown-review/

Twainy Me too. I investigated because it felt like there were utter nut cases giving this series high praise after reading book one. Apparently book one is slim in awesomeness. The next book is supposed to knock socks off. We shall see ... 2y
wildwoodreads @Twainy I‘m definitely hoping it does, but there‘s going to have to be some major changes for me to love it. 2y
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Twainy
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🎧📚 Hunger Games, Lord Of The Flies, A Deadly Education, on Mars, for adults!

I‘ve read that the second book is where the series takes off.

Since my first sentence says it all ... other than that the main protagonist Darrow is a bit unlikeable as the annoying “Chosen One” ... I‘ll just say that I enjoyed it, the narrator was good & I‘ve already gotten all of the available Audible books.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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TCLinrow
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I had a little trouble getting into this book initially, but I'm glad a persevered with it as it got stronger and stronger as it went along.
Darrow grew into such a powerful character; always striving and always learning as he fought to reshape the world.
Definitely going to need the 2nd book now...

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zmoneaux
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Mehso-so

Little YA-y for my tastes but an enjoyable origin for what will hopefully become a deeper, more compelling series.

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tessavi
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As a boardgamer, I am excited to learn more about this Red Rising #boardgame!

LibrarianRyan That looks interesting. 2y
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Addison_Reads
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#BookSpinBingo #BookSpin @TheAromaofBooks #SeriesRead2021 @TheSpineView

I'm so glad I decided to restart this series before just diving into book 4 and 5. Red Rising was a favorite when I read it the first time and after this reread I think I love it even more. 💚

I typically tell people it reminds me of an adult Hunger Games, which still holds true. Darrow, Sevro, and Mustang are such amazing characters and the action is relentless.

TheSpineView Loved this 6!❤ 2y
TheAromaofBooks This series has been on the list forevvvverrrrr!!! 2y
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deliasson
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I wasn‘t too sure about this book at first but I really enjoyed it in the end! I thought it was fantastic and very unique.

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OBorggs
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For sci-fi lovers. A great work by Pierce Brown 😊

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deliasson
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“And what was that about blood brothers? That means absolutely nothing. You might as well have said you were pinecone cousins.”

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Ksvz
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Mehso-so

Jan 2021 - sci fi / dystopian - neat concept about caste and societal construct as well as class, wealth, and belief in yourself based on all those things. Solid foundation for the series and plays well as a movie of the mind. Hunger Games and GoT with a touch of we are ants ... in space

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I read Red Rising a couple of years ago and really enjoyed it but never continued on with the series. Now I will!

I have heard the series gets better as the books go on, has anyone read them all?

Kimberlone The original three book trilogy is super good! I haven‘t read the 4th and later books yet, but I do highly recommend this series! 2y
Literary_Siren @SassenachTheBookWizard has read them all or most. If I remember her reviews, she highly enjoyed them. 2y
DGRachel I‘ve read through Iron Gold. I LOVE the original trilogy. Pierce Brown changed things up with the next set by adding more POV characters and increasing the scope of the plot. I haven‘t been able to bring myself to pick up Dark Age, but it‘s on my priority list for this year. I always feel so broken after his books. 2y
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Molly_the_mezzo
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This is the kind of thing that drives me up the wall! Why does Libby have only book three of a five book series? What am I meant to do with this? 😂 I swear that like, at least 90% of series that I look at don't have all the books in a series and a truly surprising amount that don't have the first book, so then how am I supposed to even start? 🤦

SeaToSkyes It has to do with the licensing rights your individual library has; that's why I have multiple library cards! 😉 2y
Molly_the_mezzo Oh yeah, I know, and I don't blame anyone, it is just SO annoying! 2y
SeaToSkyes It is, just like how libraries will weed books in a series only to end up repurchasing them later on 🤦🏻‍♀️🤦🏻‍♀️ 2y
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LibrarianRyan @SeaToSkyes @Molly_the_mezzo McMillan publishers who‘s imprint Tor publishes this series. Their ebooks to libraries are metered. You only get so many checkouts before you have to buy a new copy. It‘s usually 52 but sometimes less. Some metering like scholastic is done by time span. PRH let‘s libraries choose whole own (at a crazy price) of metered, but that can depend on the platform used. It needs more regulation. 👇🏻 2y
LibrarianRyan I thought the price fixing s candle years ago would take care of this, and it did for the public but not for libraries. 2y
Molly_the_mezzo @LibrarianRyan Thanks, that's helpful information to have! But actually, I already own hard copies of the first three of this series, so it was more general whining.😂 I dislike being inconvenienced, and am a giant baby! 2y
LibrarianRyan @Molly_the_mezzo oh I get it. The rants I can go on about library ebooks. Mainly as the person 2ho has to pay for them. 😜 2y
KathyWheeler @LibrarianRyan It is infuriating. A faculty member requested that I buy an ebook on her area. The print copy was $25.00; the ebook was $700. She was completely shocked and decided they didn‘t need it. To me, this is unconscionable and is price gouging. 2y
LibrarianRyan @KathyWheeler oh yeah. There have been a few bills to set regulations for ebooks for libraries, but they never make it out of committee. For my library if you can‘t get it in print they want you to purchase an entire database instead of one book. It‘s crazy 2y
KathyWheeler @LibrarianRyan I‘ve had to explain that to faculty before — that I can‘t justify $30,000 or more for a database just for one book. They always look at me with shock that I can‘t just buy the one ebook. 2y
SeaToSkyes Oh my gosh, I had no idea that ebooks were so much more expensive! I work in a library, but don't really deal with purchasing. I was able to upgrade our adult graphic novels for a school project this year, however, so I did get a glimpse into collection development. 2y
Molly_the_mezzo Just to clarify, I did mean that I was annoyed at the universe for being unaccomodating to my whims, definitely not at librarians! Librarians do impossible jobs and are grossly underpaid for it. I just would prefer that everything in my life work smoothly with no effort on my part, is that so much to ask? 😋 2y
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