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Ciara_Rosey
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I finished the first book in 4 days and I wish I had finished the second one sooner because it was just as good. Such an unexpected ending and now I can‘t wait to read the 3rd and final book in this trilogy! Highly recommend!
#seriesread2022 @TheSpineView
#5starrating

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sophies_little_library
Ariadne | Jennifer Saint
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Mehso-so

This novel is lush and symbolic, stuffed with decadent sounds and scents. We‘re immediately introduced to the central theme: that men and gods will trample on women, whose suffering serves as footnotes to their legends. There is a constant sense of destiny creeping, enveloping the characters within it and tugging us along. I knew the story of the Minotaur, but barely a third of the way through, this story is over.
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sophies_little_library (1/2) Ariadne and Phaedra must carry on living through the consequences, the dark coda to the myth I had never heard. If you‘re looking for a rich, moody Greek retelling, Ariadne is a good choice. That being said, I don‘t think it stands up to Circe (though, really, what does?). I didn‘t find Ariadne or Phaedra compelling as narrators: Ariadne is incredibly passive, and doesn‘t grow or learn until the final scene. 2h
sophies_little_library (2/2) Phaedra‘s story is told over such broad time jumps that I struggled to identify with her. Neither felt unique or psychologically rich. While the emphasis on female suffering is particularly apt for this myth, this isn‘t a new theme: Silence of the Girls explores the devastation of war much more viscerally, while Ariadne seems to shy away from this. That being said, it‘s lush, it‘s gothic, and it‘s a good addition to Greek women‘s stories. 2h
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RiverKScottWrites
Red Rising | Pierce Brown
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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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hannah-leeloo
A Tale of Sorcery... | Chris Colfer
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My latest book to the collection. Someone please get me out of my slump and force me to read! My TBR is getting out of control YET I'm still getting books. I have a problem 😅😬 happy reading and weekend everyone 📖❤📚 #YA #magic #Chriscolfer #fantasy #newbook #tbr

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DarkMina
City of Glass | Cassandra Clare
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Perfect 📚🤍 now
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DarkMina
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Pickpick

6 of 2022. I have been pleasantly surprised with this series so far. I am looking forward to seeing were it goes in the next book. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

#StackingtheSeries2022

TheSpineView Great job! 38m
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Jari-chan
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This was just what I needed to get my head off all the stress at the moment. This was so much fun to listen to, one of the best audio books I've heard so far. The story is great as well. One can read it as a witty fantasy story OR one can as well interpret it as an overcoming of two races that were taught to hate each other for centuries. However you like it. Don't miss out on looking at the awesome illustrations by Yelchin-you might be surprised.

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Bookfan1414
The Shadows Between Us | Tricia Levenseller
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Pickpick

Now this was devilishly fun. 😈

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Phelangies
Circe | Madeline Miller
Mehso-so

This book is one if those books I am glad to have read. An avid Greek Mythology fan, I was pleased to read about the heroes of old. Daedalus was my favorite character in the book. After Odysseus (the Iliad has been out for centuries, so if you have not read it by now, I don‘t know what to tell you) left, I was bored. Can‘t say I recommend, can‘t say not to read it. It was…okay.

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emilysyratt
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A group of young boys (average age 15), mysteriously appear in a place they call the glade. Each boy has lost their memory completely except for their name. Surrounding the glade are four, giant, stone walls. There are openings in these walls and inside it contains a maze. The main character, Thomas, has something different about him, and after he arrives in the glade, everything starts to change.

emilysyratt If you like Y/A novels that are action heavy, this book‘s for you. This book is told in third person limited POV, because there is the inner thoughts of a character, but it‘s only one, and there are impersonal pronouns used. 4h
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