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booklover3258
Lore Olympus: Volume Six | Rachel Smythe
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Pickpick

My review of this book can be found on my YouTube Vlog at:

https://youtu.be/PcYto6MeFJI

Enjoy!

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peanutnine
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I'm not crying, you're crying 🥹💖
This was such a lovely P&P adaptation and definitely a new favorite. In this queer retelling, Elizabeth is actually a trans man named Oliver. He and Darcy become friends while Oliver is in town as his true self but don't get along when he is forced to play Elizabeth in society. My favorite relationship portrayal is with Mr. Bennett, so so sweet 🥰
5🌟
#LGBTQ2024 trans joy @Kenyazero

peanutnine Also I love how the peacock on the cover matches my edition of Pride and Prejudice 🦚 2d
DebinHawaii I have this in my Kindle TBR & I‘m excited to read it now after reading your review! 🤗 2d
Kenyazero I might just have to read this! 22h
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tpixie
A Thousand Ships | Natalie Haynes
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I‘m only about 1/4 through, but I‘m enjoying this book focusing on the women of The Trojan War. The story is still driven by men, but one could say that that is a reflection of what little power these strong women had.

 @LibraryBell #literarycrew #buddyread

Librarybelle So true! 2d
GondorGirl I will read anything Natalie Haynes writes. 🥰 1d
tpixie @GondorGirl good to know. This is my first! 1d
GondorGirl @tpixie My top read of 2023 was 22h
tpixie @GondorGirl thanks!! I‘ll have to look into this! Ha! I added it to my Goodreads Want to Read stack! (edited) 13h
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Nessavamusic
The Mermaid | Christina Henry
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Mehso-so

I wanted to like this more, as I really enjoy Christina Henry‘s books, but this just was a little slow and dull. It read slightly younger than its intended adult audience and had a writing style that struggled to keep my attention. It is short though so I did finish it. 2.5⭐️ Another #bookspinbingo and #roll100 done though!

PuddleJumper 💜❤️💜 Another book done! 3d
Clare-Dragonfly I felt similarly, though I liked it. So her other books are not quite as slow and young? Maybe I should give her another try. 3d
Nessavamusic @clare-dragonfly My favorite by her is this, which is a monster survival horror: (edited) 2d
TheAromaofBooks Great progress!! 2d
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staci.reads
Stone Blind: A Novel | Natalie Haynes
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Mehso-so

Mythology has never been my jam, but I've read a handful of great feminist retellings lately, so I gave this one a go. It had some parts that were enjoyable, but it covered too many characters and stories and, therefore, felt disjointed. Medusa ended up being in just a fraction of the book. Overall, I was underwhelmed.
Also, I'm way behind on posting finished books, so here come a bunch of May/June patio and porch reads!

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jackilynn
Gild | Raven Kennedy
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Sail!!! Just when I thought she finally had a friend 😭😭

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AroundTheBookWorld
Cruel Beauty | Rosamund Hodge
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CoffeeNBooks
Ayesha at Last | Uzma Jalaluddin
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Ayesha's cousin Hafsa doesn't want to help with the planning of the Muslim conference and asks Ayesha to go in her place just this once... but Ayesha then has to maintain the facade to keep her auntie and uncle from knowing that Hafsa isn't keeping up with her responsibilities. This leads to mistaken identities, friendships based on a lie, and feelings getting hurt.
#LitsyLoveReads
#TwinPeaksReadingChallenge: Audrey Horne @Yuki_Onna

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Jari-chan
Thornhedge | T. Kingfisher
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This is a special kind of retelling. What if, the princess is not to be saved, but the villain? Also, I really enjoyed the main characters. Both are humble, unsure about themselves and their place in the world. I felt so connected to them, and could understand their struggles and insecurities. They way the story is told just felt right, somehow. It's a cruel world, but still I felt save and accepted.

#roll100 @PuddleJumper

PuddleJumper 💜💜 4d
Sace I really enjoy this author. I have not read this one though. 3d
Jari-chan @Sace I do too. She has written so many books, I haven't read them all either. 3d
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Conservio
Lilith: A Novel | Nikki Marmery
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some historical fiction and manga #libraryhaul