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Tress of the Emerald Sea
Tress of the Emerald Sea | Brandon Sanderson
#1 New York Times Bestselling author Brandon Sanderson brings us deeper into the Cosmere Universe with a standalone adventure that will appeal to fans of The Princess Bride.The only life Tress has known on her island home in an emerald-green ocean has been a simple one, with the simple pleasures of collecting cups brought by sailors from faraway lands and listening to stories told by her friend Charlie. But when his father takes him on a voyage to find a bride and disaster strikes, Tress must stow away on a ship and seek the Sorceress of the deadly Midnight Sea. Amid the spore oceans where pirates abound, can Tress leave her simple life behind and make her own place sailing a sea where a single drop of water can mean instant death?******Praise for Brandon Sanderson"Epic in every sense." -The Guardian on The Way of Kings"Brandon Sanderson's reputation is finally as big as his novels." -The New York Times on Words of Radiance"If you're a fan of fantasy and haven't read the Mistborn trilogy yet, you have no excuses." -Forbes on Mistborn"A fresh view of how a world can grow, building new dimensions into the best of the old. Sanderson continues to show that he is one of the best authors in the genre." -Library Journal (starred review) on The Alloy of Law"Sanderson's fresh ideas on the source and employment of magic are both arresting and original [...] Think brisk. Think fun. Enjoy." -Kirkus, on The Alloy of Law"Mystery, magic, romance, political wrangling, religious conflict, fights for equality, sharp writing and wonderful, robust characters...Sanderson is a writer to watch." -Publishers Weekly, starred review, on Elantris
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big.al.reads
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Lots of world building that was redeemed with its the importance for the story by the end!

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“Nothing was wrong with Tress. Her mind was functioning properly. She hadn‘t lost her creativity. She hadn‘t run out of ideas. She was simply tired.”

Second favorite quote:
“Tell me… what is your opinion of tiny pirate hats?”

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wildwoodreads
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I did it guys! I finally read Tress of the Emerald Sea and I really enjoyed it. I loved the charm that Tress brought to the story and I love that Hoid was the narrator. The humor in this one was unmatched and the Cosmere Easter eggs made it even better. I hope all of the Secret Projects are this good!

https://wildwoodreads.com/2024/02/09/7991/

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LaraReads
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BookmarkTavern Wow! 🤩 2mo
maich Love it!😍 2mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 2mo
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underground_bks
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This cozy, clever, quirky fantasy lives up to its inspiration—what if in The Princess Bride, Buttercup was the one who went after Westley? In the course of attempting to save her noble true love from the evil Sorceress, a window washer runs away from home, dares life and death at sea, joins a dangerous crew, & unlearns a whole lot about people pleasing, taking charge, and accepting help. A delightful, surprising, heartwarming adventure of a book!

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underground_bks
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“…Empathy is an emotional loss leader. It pays for itself eventually.”

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Pearrr
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December 2023 Wrap Up
- Tress of the Emerald Sea ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
- To Be Taught, If Fortunate ⭐️⭐️⭐️.5

Not much reading was done this month 😂

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BoldCityBooks
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Mehso-so

I like Sanderson but I can‘t say I loved this one. It got boring and a bit tedious at times. I felt like the plot didn‘t really move forward for 200 pages.

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TugstenDragon
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Good book

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perfectlywinged
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I love the funny omniscient narrative voice in this stand alone fantasy book about a girl who joins a pirate crew to rescue her kidnapped friend.

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ju.ca.no
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Merry Christmas fellow Littens🎄🥰🩷 book pictured is a grift from my brother 🥰

Tamra What a gorgeous cover! 4mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Beautiful 💚💛 4mo
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nitalibrarian
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I haven't read any of Brandon Sanderson's secret project books. It's pass time, so I'm starting with this one. These books are so pretty!

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ItsAnotherJen
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What an experience! The world that Sanderson has built here is a bit insane. Seas of different colored spores that react to water in (sometimes) horrifying ways? The humor in this book is constant, something that took me by surprise for some reason. It's quite fun! The whole book. I think it's a little long and wordy but I'm glad for the experience once I got used to the style. If you loved fairy-tales as a kid, you will love this.
3.5/4 stars

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Deifio
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Yes, Tress was my favourite book of the year. And funnily enough the reread Warbreaker still won against the new Sunlit Man.

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Deifio
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First half of my 2023 reading bracket. And from the beginning of the year every book had to compete against Tress!

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TracyReadsBooks
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It‘s Sanderson so I knew it would be a good read but in the end, it was even more fun & entertaining than I expected. Tress has never left her home on the Rock but when the Duke‘s son—& her improbable friend—is kidnapped & held for ransom…about which the Duke decides to do nothing, Tress does the only thing she can—set out to save her friend. Along the way she leans a great deal about herself, makes friends, & battles a sorceress. Enjoyable read.

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JuliaTheBookNerd
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#RedAndGreen ❤️💚 #DecemberDreams 🎄🎅🏻🦌☃️❄️

#BookNerd 🤓📚💙

SilversReviews LOVE this photo and your bookshelf!! 4mo
Ddzmini Shelf‘s 🥰 4mo
Eggs Gorgeous stacks and shelves 💚❤️💚 4mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Stunning ❤️💚 4mo
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JuliaTheBookNerd
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Just got a new sprayed edges version of Tress of the Emerald Sea (by PegacornPages on Etsy) so I needed to do a little reorganization of my Sanderson shelves 😊💚💛🖤

#BookNerd 🤓💙📚

Branwen This looks absolutely AMAZING! 😍 5mo
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thegirlwiththelibrarybag
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I‘ve never read a Sanderson book but I did get sucked into the Kickstarter hype 😝 but the boxes started arriving during my scramble to find a new apartment / moving back home / into a new place… so this is the first time I‘ve taken them out of the box…

julesG They are beautiful. Hope you enjoy the books. 6mo
thegirlwiththelibrarybag @julesG, I‘ll get to them one day 😅 6mo
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LeticiaToraci
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Another interesting quote.

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LeticiaToraci
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This book has such interesting quotes.

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LeticiaToraci
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I started the secret projects and so far I like this first one. It's so cute.

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CaitlinR
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Mehso-so

This story has solid bones somewhat mucked up with humor that often falls flat. At times, the tale really soars — I mean, IT IS Sanderson after all, but there are other moments that you trudge through just hoping to get out the other side. The author tells us he was inspired by “The Princess Bride” but wanted to show what happens when the Princess is the quester, and that pretty much the plot in a nutshell. Not (too) sorry I read it.

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Robotswithpersonality
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Why is that cover NOT emerald green? Anyway, re actual book: Sweet. Fantasy adventure with a side of sporror and snippets of sci fi. Somewhere between T.Kingfisher and Terry Pratchett: there's some funny, perhaps less social commentary and more advice for the YA crowd, does direct to reader well, retains that ability to go dark or gross for a moment. 1/?

Robotswithpersonality 2/? Narrator exhibits the most studied effort in burying the lead/teasing his own background I've ever encountered.
I loved the growing (and changing 😉) motif in chapter headings art, and the pattern in chapter names 'THE X...' felt like a set of tarot cards.
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Robotswithpersonality 3/? I'm still not eager to pick up other works by this author as he seems to have made his name in lengthy high fantasy/sci-fi, but based on this experience, I'm not ruling out future forays.
Didn't seem like there was anything objectionable in deaf rep, will let own voices' reviewers make that call.
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Robotswithpersonality 4/4 Tainted a tad by the 'not like other girls' introduction of the main character, but the wealth of complex female characters depicted makes up for it.

⚠️ fatphobia
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Robotswithpersonality
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Talking rat with tiny pirate hat! I sincerely hope there's already fanart on Tumblr. ☺️🐀

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Robotswithpersonality
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😑

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Robotswithpersonality
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I MEANT to do that. 😉

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Robotswithpersonality
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LOVE the botanical progression in the chapter headings. 🌿

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Robotswithpersonality
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Darling little sociopaths! 😆

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Robotswithpersonality
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😏

lyradora ... wow ....
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Robotswithpersonality
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Not pulling any punches!

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staci.reads
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Mehso-so

I'm in the minority here, but I found this one just okay. There are some great characters, and the world building is unique. It has clever dialogue as well. For me, though, it dragged, and I found myself wanting to skim. It's my first Sanderson, but I've read it's very unlike his other work, so I may give him another chance.

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Lin3han
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A wonderfully fun fantasy filled with adventure, pirates, and some extremely beautiful and witty writing. Incredible all around. SPRINT to read this one!

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wordslinger42
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Really enjoying this one so far!! 💚

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Bookfan1414
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I don‘t know that I‘ve ever been more puzzled and intrigued by the first few sentences of a book:

In the middle of the ocean, there was a girl who lived upon a rock.
This was not an ocean like the one you have imagined.
Nor was the rock like the one you have imagined.
The girl, however, might be as you imagined - assuming you imagined her as thoughtful, soft-spoken, and overly fond of collecting cups.

AkashaVampie I agree with u!!! 8mo
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xicanti
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I meant to spend today reading and sewing, but it‘s 16:30 and I‘ve mostly just sewed. I finally put the darts in the shirt I‘ve been procrastinating on for months, and I made my first mini quilt! It ain‘t gonna win any prizes, but I‘m happy with it.

Hopefully I can read a whole bunch of TRESS this evening. It‘s great so far, but I‘m reading it too damned slowly and that‘s really impacted my enjoyment. Sigh.

CBee I‘d give you a prize for that adorable quilt! 🐶 💚 9mo
Tea_and_Starstuff I have, until right now, thought the book was named Tess, despite seeing it several times! Glad to have the name right, and your sewing project looks amazing!! 9mo
dabbe 🤩🤩🤩 9mo
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Soubhiville That‘s so cute! 9mo
xicanti @CBee I think I‘d get a Participation ribbon for the cute factor, if nothing else! 9mo
xicanti @Tea_and_Starstuff slightly different names can be tough. I‘d literally read Neil Gaiman‘s STARDUST four times before I realized the main character was called Tristran, not Tristan. 9mo
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Roary47
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5✨I really like that Sanderson got to do this story slowly and at first just for his wife. I‘m glad they decided to share it because I loved it! Inspired by Princess Bride, with the question with what would it look like for a young girl to go looking for her love lost at sea. A unique world, but with pirates, curses, dragons, and intriguing characters. The characters are all very well developed and lovable.

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Roary47
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“Those stories always leave something out,” Tress said. “It‘s really not a problem that someone needs to be saved. Everyone needs help. It‘s hard to be the person who makes trouble, but the thing is, everyone makes trouble. How would we help anyone if nobody ever needed help?”

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BilboBookends
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“But lies have a way of diluting a person. The longer you live them, the more you become a bucket of mixed paint, steadily veering towards generic brown.”

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Roary47
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Cheer practice means mommy me time with a book. 🥰

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jahnna
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sixteenth book of summer.

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Roary47
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Yesterday, I did complete my Serial Reads, am almost halfway through a week of Bible reading, mostly keeping up with my pages for the tagged. Finished my physical read, and halfway through my first audiobook “A Big Ship at the Edge of the Universe”. Going to hit on some more goals I hope by the end of today. #JubilantJuly #LitsySciFiBookClub @Andrew65 @TheSpineView

TheSpineView Excellent! 9mo
Andrew65 That‘s great 👏👏👏 9mo
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Roary47
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My hubby is gone for the week doing training so it‘s late night reading with my boys. Gandalf and baby E via baby bump. This book is so good, but I‘m enjoying reading it slowly. #HometownBookClub @Littlewolf1

dabbe Hi, Gandalf and E! 🖤🐾🖤 9mo
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julesG Still waters.... 🤣🤣🤣 9mo
rockpools Fair comment 🤔. 9mo
Knitmaths First book I‘ve read by this author and I‘m loving his comments throughout the story! 9mo
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Roary47
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“Listen,Tress. I promise you. I‘m not going to get married. I‘m going to go to those kingdoms, and I‘m going to be so insufferably boring that none of the girls will have me.” 🥰💛

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Roary47
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Hopefully, what I‘m currently reading will be done by this time. However, I do know I have a reading plan to finish Tress of the Emerald Sea along with my Hometown book club book. I‘d like to keep caught up with my serial Reads, and finally finish the last 6 weeks of The Bible in 52 Weeks (Which was suppose to be done last December 🥺😬). I‘ll also try to finish another physical read that will TBD and an Audiobook also TBR #JubilantJuly

Andrew65 Be great to have you with us ❤️ 9mo
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SW-T
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Bit of whimsy for adults and YA readers. Not quite a fairy tale but close. It is an adventure, coming of age, and young love story for sure. Tress is resourceful and smart and makes a great heroine. Quick read to pass some time.

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ghandigl
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Enjoy memories, yes, but don‘t be a slave to who you wish you once had been. Those memories aren‘t alive. You are.

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ghandigl
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Memories are fossils, the bones left by dead versions of ourselves. More potently, our minds are a hungry audience, craving only the peaks and valleys of experience. The bland erodes, leaving behind the distinctive bits to be remembered again and again.

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ghandigl
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You can‘t taste a memory without tainting it with who you have become.