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KimmyM
Loveboat, Taipei | Abigail Hing Wen
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This was such a good book! It had a YA Crazy Rich Asians vibe. I loved Ever's story and her summer of romance and rebellion, and her conflicting desires to please her parents and be true to herself. So so good. Can't wait for more.
This is out next month and I am highly recommending it! 4/5 ⭐ #arc #earc #ya

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guinsgirlreads
The Other Mrs | Mary Kubica
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Stating this #eARC ! So pumped for this one! 👏🏻 👏🏻

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guinsgirlreads
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Time for some #earc reading on the treadmill! #netgalley #bfcr4 #bookfitnesschallenge

Emilymdxn So impressed with you being able to read on treadmill I could never do that! 1mo
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Jee_HookedOnBookz
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Mehso-so

I know this book has been getting a lot of love all around. But somehow it just wasn't for me. The world building and lush imageries, as much as I enjoyed them, I found a little overdone, slowing down the pace and leaving the characters much to yearn for, the two things that are important to me in a book. Full review on hookedonbookz.com

#eARC #Netgalley

elkeo_TheBookDragon Not for me either. Glad to see I am not alone 😁 (edited) 1mo
Jee_HookedOnBookz @elkeo_TheBookDragon yaaaas! Me too! Phew! ❤️ 1mo
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Jee_HookedOnBookz
Cilka's Journey | Heather Morris
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Although the author didn‘t go into detail the sufferings of the prisoners and the brutality of the gulag, and that there was more telling than showing in her writing, Cilka‘s Journey was still an eye-opening read, and made me teary a few times. I won‘t say more as I don‘t want to give anything away.

Full review on my blog: hookedonbookz.com

#eARC #Netgalley @stmartinspress

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Jee_HookedOnBookz
The Water Dancer: A Novel | Ta-Nehisi Coates
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A powerful debut novel. Beautiful writing and brilliant storytelling. Captured love, racism and slavery with heart and brutal honesty. If you enjoy historical fiction and magical realism, you might enjoy this too. Full review on hookedonbookz.com

#eARC #Netgalley #RandomHouse

Also...gorgeous cover! ❤️

Day 4 #7Days#7Covers #CoverCrush

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cjk
Bloody Genius | John Sandford
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New book from one of my favorite authors. I prefer the Lucas Davenport novels, but I‘ll take Virgil Flowers in a pinch.

#Netgalley #eArc

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Jee_HookedOnBookz
Inland | Ta Obreht
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Obreht is back with her lush lyrical prose, this time set in the lawless, drought-ridden lands of the Arizona Territory in 1893. Meet Nora, an indomitable frontierswoman, and Lurie, an outlaw turned cameleer for the Camel Corp. Their stories told in different timelines - Nora's in one day, Lurie's over decades. The ending blew me away. Very slow paced but beautifully written. Obreht is truly a literary genius.

Full review on my blog.

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BookNAround This was just announced as the next B&N Book Club title. 4mo
Crazeedi Nice review!💖 4mo
Jee_HookedOnBookz @BookNAround yeah! I'm hoping I can attend! Have you attended their meetings before? 4mo
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Jee_HookedOnBookz @Crazeedi thank you, Diane! 💕 How are you? 4mo
BookNAround @Jee_HookedOnBookz I haven‘t. I never remember when they are but if I manage to get one of their selections read in time, I‘d be curious to go. 4mo
Crazeedi @Jee_HookedOnBookz I'm good! Missed seeing you on here! 4mo
Jee_HookedOnBookz @Crazeedi 💕💕💕 4mo
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Jee_HookedOnBookz
Gods of Jade and Shadow | Silvia Moreno-Garcia
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Definitely gonna be one of my top reads of the year! I loved everything about it! It had got very strong character portrayals (even the minor roles!), and plot and pacing were on point! Felt like it was for YA but not targeted/marketed as so. Still, it was a very good read! Strong pick!

#Netgalley #eARC #RandomHouse
#BBRC @LibrarianRyan #YeahBaby #moreThan350pages

Full review: hookedonbookzblog.wordpress.com

j9brown I loved this, too! I've been recommending it all over the place, it was just so magical 😊 4mo
Jee_HookedOnBookz @j9brown I totally agree! So glad you enjoyed it too! ❤️ 4mo
LibrarianRyan Yeahhhhh 4mo
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MellieAntoinette
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Mehso-so

***#earc thanks to #NetGalley for a fair review***

BUT ...
🛑 Most assuredly a companion to Deliverance Dane (not a standalone)!
🛑 Annoying characters all around - Picking up 10yrs later when we‘re all adults adulting in that boringly adult way! Work no matter how you spin the spell is never magical!
🛑 I‘m not sure how the interludes tied to the main story???

In short, if you devoured Dane, you‘ll enjoy this! Haven‘t read DD?? Start there!