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Vespertine
Vespertine | Margaret Rogerson
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From the New York Times bestselling author of Sorcery of Thorns and An Enchantment of Ravens comes a thrilling new YA fantasy about a teen girl with mythic abilities who must defend her world against restless spirits of the dead. The dead of Loraille do not rest. Artemisia is training to be a Gray Sister, a nun who cleanses the bodies of the deceased so that their souls can pass on; otherwise, they will rise as spirits with a ravenous hunger for the living. She would rather deal with the dead than the living, who trade whispers about her scarred hands and troubled past. When her convent is attacked by possessed soldiers, Artemisia defends it by awakening an ancient spirit bound to a saints relic. It is a revenant, a malevolent being that threatens to possess her the moment she drops her guard. Wielding its extraordinary power almost consumes herbut death has come to Loraille, and only a vespertine, a priestess trained to wield a high relic, has any chance of stopping it. With all knowledge of vespertines lost to time, Artemisia turns to the last remaining expert for help: the revenant itself. As she unravels a sinister mystery of saints, secrets, and dark magic, her bond with the revenant grows. And when a hidden evil begins to surface, she discovers that facing this enemy might require her to betray everything she has been taught to believeif the revenant doesnt betray her first.
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TracyReadsBooks
Vespertine | Margaret Rogerson
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This month‘s reading has been an embarrassment of riches & I count my discovery of Rogerson‘s books to be a definite highlight. She definitely knows how to tell good stories with complex, interesting magic, great settings, & strong, independent heroines. In this one Artemisia must awaken an ancient spirit trapped in a saint‘s relic in order to defend her convent from possessed soldiers. And that‘s just the beginning…loved it. Would love more.

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TracyReadsBooks
Vespertine | Margaret Rogerson
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Another Rogerson for some rainy day reading. This one has nuns, possessed soldiers, a revenant, dark magic…all the ingredients for a really fantastic story in other words.

wanderinglynn This is on my TBR too. 2w
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KristiAhlers
Vespertine | Margaret Rogerson
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This was nothing like I thought it would be but in a good way! Super easy read, the action and storytelling pulled me in right away! Still available as a free read with KU but not for much longer!

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TugstenDragon
Vespertine | Margaret Rogerson
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Really enjoyed this one, it was engaging and nice easy read. If you like warrior nuns and spirits I would recommend.

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Gissy
Vespertine | Margaret Rogerson
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Read in 2nd week of October
Artemisia is in a peculiar convent where nuns are trained to deal with spirits by using magic and relics. One day the convent is attacked by possessed soldiers, Artemisia will defend the convent by awakening an ancient spirit with whom she will have an unique bond. The revenant and Artemisia will continue defending people in other places from malevolent spirits. Why Artemisia is called the Vespertine? 3.8/4⭐️

Gissy Total of reading hours 8x10 points=80x10 readathons =800 points
Other book 5 points
#ScarathlonDailyPrompt 15 points
Post 1 point
Total= 821 points

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Soubhiville Cute little peaceful witches. 3mo
Ann_Reads Well done.🍁 3mo
DieAReader 🎉🎉🎉 3mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 3mo
Gissy @Soubhiville Yes! Every year I buy a new Halloween decoration, that one was acquired last year🧙🏼‍♀️ 3mo
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Bookish_Viking
Vespertine | Margaret Rogerson
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#AlphabetGame #LetterV @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

This was my personal Book of the Year last year. Excellent.

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kissmehardy
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Good GOD I love this book. The revenant is so funny, and the way Artemisia's relationship with it develops has me deep in my feels. And I love how friendship is so important in this book! And there's no romance! JUST SO GOOD!! #reread #yafantasy #horridnun

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BookwormAHN
Vespertine | Margaret Rogerson
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This was a cool fantasy that is basically about a nun who is possessed by a evil spirit and fights dead souls.
#LMPBC @Laughterhp @TheAromaofBooks @Chrissyreadit I'll mail this back to you this weekend.
#Pantone2022 #QuietShade @Clwojick

Chrissyreadit 🙌🙌🙌 7mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 7mo
Kar2b I loved Vespertine, but I loved all of Margaret‘s books. She‘s a fantastic storyteller. 7mo
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Laughterhp
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This was okay. I‘m not sure if I actually really liked this one. I liked the other book I‘ve read by the author but I don‘t know if this one worked for me. Usually I love fighting nun books. This one just felt very long and was a bit confusing sometimes.

I‘ll get it out this week before I leave on my trip. Just FYI, my mail will be on hold, so I don‘t know when I‘ll get the next book. #LMPBC

TheAromaofBooks I had mixed feelings about this one as well. I'm still about halfway through Nevernight, so that one will hopefully be waiting for you when you get back, as I probably won't end up mailing it until Friday or Monday. Would it be better for me to wait and mail it when you get back? 8mo
Laughterhp @TheAromaofBooks Probably better to wait. But like I said, my mail will be on hold for 2 weeks, so when we get back, the post office should automatically deliver it. 8mo
BookwormAHN I'll watch for it. Have fun on your trip 😺 8mo
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Chrissyreadit Yay for vacation! Where are you going? 8mo
Chrissyreadit OMG 🙌❤️🙌❤️ 8mo
BookwormAHN Vespertine came in today 😺 8mo
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Laughterhp
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Hoping to finish this book this week, so I can mail it out before we leave for vacation. Countdown 5 days away! 🎉🎉

So far, I think I‘m liking this book. I feel like I should know by now. I love me a fighting nun story.

#LMPBC

BookwormAHN 😺 8mo
TEArificbooks You have my dream dog 8mo
Laughterhp @mdm139 Haha, we are dog sitting for a friend. She‘s not mine but she‘s an awesome dog! 8mo
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Chrissyreadit Happy pre vacation 8mo
marleed You live in safe ch a beautiful space! 8mo
TheAromaofBooks I had some mixed feelings as well. I'm reading the next #LMPBC book, Nevernight, which ironically is also a book involving murder and religion haha 8mo
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TheAromaofBooks
Vespertine | Margaret Rogerson
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A soft pick, I liked this one but didn't love it. I don't want to say too much because it's an #LMPBC read, but I felt like the “sides“/who is fighting who was rather muddled which left me feeling a smidge confused from time to time. I liked the developed religion and the fact that it was real, and that faith and prayers were an important part of the story. An intriguing concept, but the development struggled a bit in places. Still a fun read.

Chrissyreadit I really like your review. I feel like you are spot on. 9mo
Laughterhp Sounds good! I almost started listening to this one on audio and remembered it was a LMPBC book and didn‘t borrow it! 9mo
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BookwormAHN Sounds interesting. 9mo
Clwojick Woohoo! Nice match! 9mo
TheAromaofBooks @Chrissyreadit - Thank you!!! I really did enjoy this one, but sometimes I felt like the author wasn't completely sure who she wanted the reader to root for. 9mo
TheAromaofBooks @Laughterhp - I may have accidentally left a bookmark with some book darts attached to it in the book... if so, please consider it a small gift 😂 9mo
Laughterhp Haha okay! 9mo
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TheAromaofBooks
Vespertine | Margaret Rogerson
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I've finished 15 books this month yet the windowsill looks as full as ever!! I have a lot of reading to do before May!! However, in May we are going on VACATION (cue happy music!!) which should mean some catching up. Anyway, this week's top priority will be the tagged book for #LMPBC. Beyond that, we will see where the random-draw fates take me. I should finish Where the Lost Wander today as well. Cannot believe there is only ⬇️

TheAromaofBooks (cont'd) one week left in May! I'm not ready!!

Side note - fabulous bathroom progress is being made and Tom really wants to have the new shower in before we leave. If any of you are interested in seeing what's happening, feel free to check out my Instagram popcornandbooks15 !!!

#WeeklyForecast @Cinfhen
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Bookzombie I can‘t believe we only have one more week in April. I‘m not ready for May either. 9mo
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Bookfan1414
Vespertine | Margaret Rogerson
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I was a bit nervous about reading this, but it was sooooooooo good!!!!!!!!!!!!

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TheAromaofBooks
Vespertine | Margaret Rogerson
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@Chrissyreadit this one arrived safely!! And this tiny card is so adorable!! 😂 Can't wait to jump into this story!! #LMPBC @Laughterhp @BookwormAHN

Chrissyreadit Yay! 9mo
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Chrissyreadit
Vespertine | Margaret Rogerson
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I really enjoyed this dark fantasy with possession and nuns. This was unique with a cranky damaged main character I loved, and many side characters I loved- including the revenant- and the mystery of right from wrong. @TheAromaofBooks it is finally on the way to you! Sorry it took a bit longer- not because of the book but because of life. Also a DELIGHTFUL card from Diane❤️❤️❤️❤️that brightened my day😘
#lmpbc

TheBookHippie OMG the cover is just gorgeous!!! 10mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! I'm looking forward to it!! 10mo
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Coffeymuse
Vespertine | Margaret Rogerson
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First book read since January and really enjoying this one!

Love this quote from the book!

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Johanna414
Vespertine | Margaret Rogerson
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I'm giving this a pick, but a low pick. Honestly, I think the problem was me because I've been disappointed in quite a few highly anticipated books recently. The book slump continues...
I think I need to either read nothing for a week (is that even possible?!) or find something totally different from what I've been reading lately.

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Kar2b
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Margaret Rogerson is a master storyteller, and Vespertine is no exception. This fantasy world where the dead come back as mostly malicious spirits, and the nuns bless the dead to keep them from rising is new and fresh while also having similar roots to Catholicism with saints and relics. Artemisia is a realistic, strong character, as is the revenant. I enjoyed the banter between them, as well as the supporting cast!

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DarkMina
Vespertine | Margaret Rogerson
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28 of 2022. A book about Nuns who fight ghosts and spirits. A Fun read. I will continue the series. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

#Booked2022 #hopepunk #Seriesread2022

Cinfhen Wonderful 😄I‘m still looking for a #HopePunk 10mo
TheSpineView Great job! 10mo
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AshleyKorinE
Vespertine | Margaret Rogerson
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A fantasy about nuns who fight ghost and spirits. Rogerson‘s books are so much fun and relatively fast reads. I‘d have probably enjoyed this more had I read it without having Covid. The main character becomes friends with the ghost who‘s sort of possessing her and they have to fight to stop bad guys from doing dark magic. It was good. I gave it 4 stars.

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Bookgoil
Vespertine | Margaret Rogerson
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Gah I forgot to post this! Thanks @Gissy for this lovely #littlechristmasswap package! I can‘t wait to read this book and I love all the extra goodies and chocolate! @bookish_wookish

Gissy Nice that you liked it! I have my copy and I really want to read that book but someone told that there will be a sequel so I‘m waiting to see when the sequel is coming out. 12mo
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sarahgreatlove
Vespertine | Margaret Rogerson
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So happy to receive Vespertine as a Christmas present this year. The perfect book to take on holiday and devour, then hand around to your friends and family. I have loved all of Margaret Rogerson‘s books and am happy I own this one. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Chrissyreadit
Vespertine | Margaret Rogerson
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@Pigpen_Reads wow!!! You are a swap partner extraordinaire 🙌🙌🙌🙌 I KNOW my snack limits are challenging- and I struggle to find options - and you provided me with three snacks (plus a popcorn ball and popcorn is a favorite) that meet vegan and diabetic! And look delicious ❤️😘❤️ And a great book! Thank you so so much! #littlechristmasswap
Thank you Amy for hosting! I hope you are all feeling better and able to enjoy opening day ❤️

Avanders 🥰♥️ 13mo
Pigpen_Reads Yea!! So glad you like it! 🥰😊 13mo
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elkeOriginal
Vespertine | Margaret Rogerson
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As a fan of the Fair Assassin series, I was all in for this dark, medievalish story of dark arts nuns taking care of things due to their ability to see souls & spirits. There is a bigger story of foiling evil plots but at its heart is a strong, odd girl + the friendship she forges with a revenant who possesses her in the heat of battle. Dark world contains violence/tension, but fun sparring dialogue with revenant lightens it up.
More info ⬇️

elkeOriginal Book 1 in Fair Assassin series - highly recommended! - is (edited) 13mo
elkeOriginal And rumor is Vespertine is start of a series but rest assured this is self-contained and ends properly, no cliffhanger. 13mo
elkeOriginal No romance to speak of. FYI 😉 13mo
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Bookish_Viking
Vespertine | Margaret Rogerson
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A Year In Books - My Reads of 2021 - Final

My 2021 Book of the Year
Vespertine

Very Close Runner-up
A Court of Sliver Flames

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Bookish_Viking
Vespertine | Margaret Rogerson
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A Year In Books - My Reads of 2021 - Day 11

::Books of November 2021::
•Favorite Book of November '21: Vespertine
°Project Hail Mary
°EOTV
°Gods & Monsters

This was the hardest month to pick a favorite, they were all fantastic and basically all tied for first. Vespertine is pretty much just the width of a hair ahead.

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Johanna414
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Trying to clean up some of the Christmas mess today while the kids have a play date with my parents, and couldn't resist admiring the family's collective #bookhaul 😁😁😁
Now I just need to decide what I'm in the mood to read this afternoon...

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Larkken
Vespertine | Margaret Rogerson
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Love it! Margaret Rogerson is fast becoming a must-buy. Her YA fantasies have become progressively less romance-driven but kept the powerful protagonists. In this first of a high fantasy series, the MC is one of an order of nuns who can see and control the spirits of the dead. I‘m ready for the next installment, already!

fan art: https://rejamart.tumblr.com/post/645385981617389568/margaret-rogerson-has-a-new-...

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rachelsbrittain
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I adore Margaret Rogerson's fantasy, and this newest book (the start of a series!) is no exception. A young nun becomes friends with the ancient spirit possessing her when a army of possessed soldiers and a plot involving ancient, dark magic threatens the peace. Everyone who realizes she believes she's either a lost cause or a saint. I love how antisocial & awkward Artemesia is and how she and the revenant possessing her become friends.

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AuthorJensenReed
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I didn‘t even know she had another one coming out! Her books are always instant buys for me. I loved this one too. Great characters and the story was so intriguing.

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SilverShanica
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My second read of this one, first time on audio. Still love it.

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rachelsbrittain
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1. Vespertine and Extasia

2. The Inheritance of Orquídea Divina

3. The Last Final Girl by Grady Hendrix (for horror) or Nightbitch by Rachel Yoder (for wonderfully weird lit fic)

#WeekendReads

NataliePatalie I love Grady Hendrix! 1y
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kissmehardy
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EK Johnston described this book as "Venom and a nun" on Twitter so of course I had to read it IMMEDIATELY and I was NOT disappointed. The revenant is my new favorite character of all time, and I love Artemisia slowly coming to realize that friendship is magic. #yafantasy

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asterese
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I think it's fair to say that I'll read anything Margaret Rogerson writes. She just gets better with each book, and though the wait might be long with this one, I'm glad that Vespertine is a duology (last I checked). I want more of this story!

If you liked Garth Nix's Angel Mage, you might consider reading this. It has an order of spirits, a ruling religious institution, a strong and likeable heroine, and a lot more.

⭐: 4

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Skygoddess1
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I really enjoyed this latest from Margaret Rogerson. The characters, setting and world building were all fleshed out and I look forward to continuing the series. You can read my full review and enter for a chance to win a copy for yourself: https://readingstewardess.wordpress.com/2021/10/08/book-review-vespertine/ #BookspinBingo #Scarathlon2021 #TeamHendrix #Screamathon #Wickedathon #BFC2021 +365 pts

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 1y
Cinfhen You‘re racking up those points ❣️❣️❣️ 1y
Skygoddess1 @Cinfhen I‘m definitely trying 1y
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Branwen
Vespertine | Margaret Rogerson
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Lots of book mail today! I forgot this many were being released this week! 😲💕 I'm super excited about the tagged book, because everything that Margaret Rogerson has written so far has really impressed me! 💕📚💕 #bookmail #bookhaul

LA_Mead Ooh! I love book mail! 1y
Bookish_Viking I‘m very excited about Vespertine also. 1y
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asterese
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Happy Book Birthday to Margaret Rogerson's Vespertine!! 🖤 I read the extended excerpt early on, and I just love this book already. 🥺

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bookish.mum
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#ToBeRead 📖

Keen to read these two and whatever else I end up reading this month. It's October so no doubt I will read some spooky books 🎃👻🍁

#rlstine #goosebumps #theghostnextdoor #margaretrogerson #vespertine

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SilverShanica
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I love this author, and got so excited when this ARC should up at work. It definitely lives up to her past books - I read it about 12 hours and can‘t wait to go back and read it again!
A wonderful book for YA fantasy fans who love strong female characters learning and growing and coming into their own, without any romance subplots.

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ashesofabookdragon
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Happy Book Review Day!!
(Link in Bio 📕 📚 📝)
*Thank u netgalley & @simonteen for providing a copy of this novel for an honest review*
Spirits and Death and Relics OH MY!!
Vespertine was a huge anticipated read for me and I ADORED THE ENTIRE THING. 😍
Rating: 4.5 stars
⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ 💫
#ashesofabookdragon #book #bookreview #bookseries #bookish #booklovers #bookblogger #anticipatedrelease #ARC #Netgalley #Vespertine

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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 195.
#bookstoread
#tbrpile
#bookstagram

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