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Soubhiville
Spinners | Donna Jo Napoli, Richard Tchen
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I had fun putting together this collage of my #bookspin and #doublespin books for the year so far. Just 2 days until we know what we read in October!

Inspired by @MaleficentBookDragon 😊

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 2h
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lele1432
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Pickpick

Finally finished this one! I‘ve been listening to these short love stories off and on for months. Filled with strong female warriors, assassins, queens, political strategists, musicians and more, I appreciated that these women were successful and capable in their own rights, and just so happened to fall in love with men and women who respected and understood them. Most were 4 or 5⭐️s for me except the last 2 stories that I didn‘t care for as much.

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VioletMoonBooks
Olivia Twist | Lorie Langdon
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Amie
The Daughter of Doctor Moreau | Silvia Moreno-Garcia
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Pickpick

A fairly slow build to an intense ending. I'm not sure if this is horror - most of it didn't feel like it, but there are some horrifying events near the end.

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jen_hayes7
Peter Darling | Austin Chant
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Next up for #readharder2022, Peter Darling. Really looking forward to this queer retelling! #lennox #huey #catsoflitsy

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VioletMoonBooks
Olivia Twist | Lorie Langdon
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Pickpick

This was a fun retelling of Oliver Twist. It was interesting to see a continuation of the original story. I‘m usually not a fan of historical fiction novels, but this one was worth the read. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
#OliviaTwist #LorieLangdon #book #books #bookworm #bookworms #bookwormlife #bookwormproblem #bookwormproblems #bookworld #bookword #epicreads #bookend #HistoricalFiction #YoungAdult #Retellings #Romance #Historical #Fiction #Audiobook #Mystery ❣️❣️❣️

Kar2b I really enjoyed this one too! 1d
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PageShifter
A Touch of Darkness | Scarlett St Clair
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Mehso-so

For me there were two secondary characters that were more interesting than the main characters: Hecate and Lexa. Both were friends of Persephone. Hades & Persephone were somehow too perfect to be really interesting.

This didn't feel really much like a mythological story. This was retelling but wordbuilding and mythological “vibe“ were missing.

This was entertaining and easy to read but didn't feel really special.

#SeriesRead2022

Cazxxx I read a sample of this and I wasn‘t impressed at all 1d
PageShifter @Cazxxx I totally understand! 1d
TheSpineView Disappointing 1d
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Lexeegee
The Stardust Thief | Chelsea Abdullah
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Pickpick

A great retelling of Arabian nights.

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ReadingOver50
What Moves the Dead | T. Kingfisher
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Pickpick

This is a reimagining of Poe's Fall of the House of Usher. With fungus. Lots of fungus. Fungus that appears to be sentient. This is a shorter book that can be read in a day. It is full of interesting imagery, with comic relief in the form of a mycologist roaming the grounds.

gossamerchild Ooh, that sounds fascinating. Why is fungus so creepy? That makes me think of 19h
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