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Joined September 2016

Book Reviewer | Word Collector | Owner of Behind the Pages: https://linktr.ee/behindthepages
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Tunnel of Bones | Victoria Schwab
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When Cassidy and Jacob begin to explore the Tunnel of Bones Victoria Schwab blends fact with fiction to create a creepy and unsettling scene. Picture tunnels created from bones and rows of skulls staring out at you as you walk by. Now imagine how Cassidy feels, a girl who can see ghosts and feel the lingering presence of those unable to pass on. Great read.

Review: https://www.behindthepages.org/post/tunnel-of-bones-by-victoria-schwab-book-revi...

Twainy I love this series. I read somewhere that the author isn‘t continuing it or doesn‘t want to or something 💔 2d
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City of Ghosts | Victoria Schwab
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City of Ghosts is the perfect starting point for young readers and even adults who are interested in ghost stories. There is just enough of a spooky feeling and close encounters to draw readers in but not overwhelm them. This is a fast-paced, enjoyable read and a great series to start during October. I highly recommend this to fans of ghost stories.

Review https://www.behindthepages.org/post/city-of-ghosts-by-victoria-schwab-book-revie...

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Nona the Ninth | Tamsyn Muir
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Don't pick this up and expect it to be as exciting as the previous novels. But I also urge you to not give up on the series. This is the lull before the storm. Readers have seen the complex and thrilling abilities of Tamsyn Muir. As we venture into the final book I have a feeling all the cards will be laid out on the table and it will be a book to remember.

Review https://www.behindthepages.org/post/nona-the-ninth-by-tamsyn-muir-book-review

julesG I thought it had a bit "middle book syndrome". 3w
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This first book in the Azantian Trilogy sets a strong foundation for future stories. The magical elements and lore woven into the story provide a wonderful accent to the storytelling and characters. The Girl Who Belonged to the Sea is a book for readers who enjoy romance and relationships between strong-willed individuals. #romance #fantasy
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A Lust for Blood | K. C. Smith
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I would recommend this to readers who enjoy a relationship based on instant attraction with a hint of forbidden love. This is a fantasy romance novel, with a mix of folklore as well. While it is not necessarily a fast-paced novel, it will keep readers attention with the mystery of Orianna‘s curse and her bloodlust free days running out. #romance #fantasy

Review https://www.behindthepages.org/post/a-lust-for-blood-by-k-c-smith-book-review

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A tale for readers who enjoy various types of humor and swashbuckling adventure. And while the main antagonist is vehemently against nonhumans, Ellery‘s message of acceptance and friendship for all beings far outweighs it. With magic, dragons, humor, and pirates, there is sure to be something for everyone who enjoys a fantasy read.

Review https://www.behindthepages.org/post/the-marauders-the-daughter-and-the-dragon-by...

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Girl Island | Kate Castle
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Girl Island is an intense blend of apprehension and suspense. The reader will never know what is lurking around the corner and what new challenges will arise. This is a novel for those who enjoy a fast-paced survival tale with plenty of drama and harrowing experiences. I loved this novel! #youngadult #survival

Review https://www.behindthepages.org/post/girl-island-by-kate-castle-book-review

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Opal and her AI Sybil are quite the team as they investigate. Programmed to keep her well-being in mind, Sybil is the constant reminder to do the safe thing. However, as readers will soon find out, through the hilarious back and forth dialogue between the two, Opal doesn‘t always listen to the safe choice. #urbanfantasy

Review https://www.behindthepages.org/post/minimum-wage-magic-by-rachel-aaron-book-revi...

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The underlying themes of trust, acceptance and found family make this such a wonderful read. If you‘re looking for a low-stakes adventure and you don‘t mind an episodic writing style, give The Haunted Bookstore volume one a try! #lightnovel #fantasy

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Hybrid: A Thriller | James Marshall Smith
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Hybrid focuses on the fear of the unknown, and the aptitude to blame creatures of the same species due to the actions of one. While it isn‘t a fast-paced read, the pacing is consistent right until the end. I would recommend this to readers who enjoy horror novels with a literature writing style. If you enjoy Stephen King‘s writing, you may also enjoy this.

Review: https://www.behindthepages.org/post/hybrid-by-james-marshall-smith-book-review

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Light's Insurgent: A YA Fantasy Dystopian Novel | Ariel Paiement, Children Of Chaos Series
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A dialogue-driven narrative. It‘s a story of revolution and all the risks and sacrifices that come with it. While there are brief mentions of settings and character abilities, the focus remains on the challenges each character faces and the horrors of Oblivion. This is a novel for readers who enjoy light sci-fi and character focused stories.

Review https://www.behindthepages.org/post/light-s-insurgent-by-ariel-paiement-book-rev...

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Dead Meat Day 8 | Nick Clausen
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Just as entertaining as previous novels. Twists and turns readers won‘t see until the scenes are played out on page. A new threat will be introduced seamlessly woven into the storyline to raise the stakes one last time. I am excited to see where this series will end and who will be left standing. #horror #zombies

Review https://www.behindthepages.org/post/dead-meat-day-8-by-nick-clausen-book-review

Chrissyreadit I‘m interested… 3mo
BehindthePages They are fast reads and so good! 3mo
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Wyrd Gods | Susana Imaginario
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Wyrd Gods is a wonderful read for those who enjoy mythology. Especially if you enjoy mythology from various cultures. There are many characters to remember, but as the story progresses you‘ll grow to know each and every one of them. There is plenty of mystery and political tension within the story to keep readers engaged and guessing right up until the end.

Review https://www.behindthepages.org/post/wyrd-gods-by-susana-imaginario-book-review

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Illumine was a rocky road. Essallie was not a likable character. She started off with potential then became an angry drama queen. She was also supposed to keep the origin of her abilities secret. Yet she and various other characters begin to tell others. Not to mention a spectacular display of her powers right in her front yard. Not a series I will continue.

Review https://www.behindthepages.org/post/illumine-by-alivia-anders-book-review

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The Stars Within | Lena Alison Knight
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While it sets a darker tone it is a fast-paced read. There's a touch of political tension, but it serves more as a background element to accent the choices Kerelle makes. The focus of the story remains on Kerelle and her struggle against SysTech's control over her. A great novel for fans of soft sci-fi novels with military sci-fi and space exploration.

Review https://www.behindthepages.org/post/the-stars-within-by-lena-alison-knight-book-...

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Dead Meat Day 7 | Nick Clausen
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Immerses readers in a fast-paced action heavy story. As each new situation rolls into the next it brings the storyline ever closer to where it all began. Simultaneously it also shows the increasingly horrid conditions other survivor groups are left to contend with. The fate of the world rests on the decisions of a few, and readers will be glued to the page.

Review https://www.behindthepages.org/post/dead-meat-day-7-by-nick-clausen-book-review

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The Bellmaker | Brian Jacques
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The Bellmaker is a tale to be enjoyed by all ages. Each Redwall book explores what it means to be a hero. And each hero finds themselves aided by wonderful creatures they call friends. There is also a healthy dose of humor, friendship, and action. Lives may be lost, but there is always the presence of hope coursing through the story. #redwall #fantasy

Review https://www.behindthepages.org/post/the-bellmaker-by-brian-jacques-book-review

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Relationships are strained as trust gradually disintegrates. Harsh realities will rise to the surface, forcing characters into corners they cannot escape from. And despite the series nearing an end, there is still a healthy dose of world-building thrown into the story. There is never a dull moment in Cape Storm. #urbanfantasy

Review https://www.behindthepages.org/post/cape-storm-by-rachel-caine-book-review

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Dead Meat Day 6 | Nick Clausen
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Entire societies are breaking down and turning to chaos. The dead are an ever-present threat and the threat of humanity turning in on itself is grows. Each Dead Meat book never fails to surprise me with twists and turns. As fast-paced and action-heavy as the rest of the series. This dark read is sure to hook readers who enjoy survival stories. #horror

Review https://www.behindthepages.org/post/dead-meat-day-6-by-nick-clausen-book-review

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Within The Desire Card, members earn their way into a celebrity mask. And once they don the mask, it becomes their identity. The duality shown by each character is frightening. People embrace their new persona with a near obsession. The characterization done in Immoral Origins was astounding. #thriller

Review https://www.behindthepages.org/post/immoral-origins-by-lee-matthew-goldberg-book...

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The Sandman: Doll's house | Neil Gaiman, Mike Dringenberg
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Neil Gaiman spares no details as he dives into the dark side of humanity. From humans that will create nightmares to amuse themselves, to the nightmares themselves that use humans for entertainment. It's an adventure into the heart of humanity‘s darkness. I look forward to the second audiobook.

Review https://www.behindthepages.org/post/the-sandman-by-neil-gaiman-book-review

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A sci-fi adventure with science and dinosaurs. Fast-paced and plot-driven. This would be best for teenagers as some of the language used may not be suitable for younger readers. And while there was a multicultural cast, the presentation did not come off appropriately. It was also difficult to differentiate characters as their personalities all seemed similar.

Review https://www.behindthepages.org/post/arko-the-dark-union-by-u-w-leo-book-review

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Salamandastron | Brian Jacques
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Salamandastron breaks the mold of the previous Redwall books and yet still immerses readers in a wonderful tale filled with heroes, quests, and found family. The fifth book of the Redwall series provides a healthy dose of Redwall lore, wholesome adventure, and great characters. Readers will be sure to enjoy this fast-paced installment of the Redwall series.

Review https://www.behindthepages.org/post/salamandastron-by-brian-jacques-book-review

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Dead Meat Day 4 | Nick Clausen
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With each day safety becomes harder to find. The number of trustworthy people declines. With the growing crisis, the worst in people begins to show. New villains rise to the forefront, showing the brutality some can inflict to secure a safe haven. Readers will find themselves emotionally invested in the characters, urging them to survive against the challenges.

Review https://www.behindthepages.org/post/dead-meat-day-4-by-nick-clausen-book-review

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The Vine Witch | Luanne G. Smith
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Paranormal and fantasy elements combined to create a story of redemption and discovery. Elena has a long road to once again reach her potential. Along the way she'll have to build trust with Jean-Paul, both with magic and herself. The relationship building was skillfully done, allowing the characters time to address their feelings and maturely approach them.
Review https://www.behindthepages.org/post/the-vine-witch-by-luanne-g-smith-book-review

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Dragons of the Highlord Skies | Margaret Weis, Tracy Hickman
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Kitiara, the confident cruel woman readers have come to know is seen in a different light. While Kit is known as the Blue Lady, she wasn‘t always an ally of Lord Soth and her rise to power is strewn with mishaps. Derek Crownguard journeys to Icereach in search of the dragon orb. But his path is plagued by ambition and ego.

Review https://www.behindthepages.org/post/dragons-of-the-highlord-skies-by-margaret-we...

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Ardulum: The First Don | J. S. Fields
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Ardulum First Don will take readers on a journey across the galaxy as the main characters embark on a quest to find answers and try to keep those they care about safe. A wide array of cultures will be introduced, and readers will find themselves immersed in a multicultural world filled with various cultures, beliefs, and representations. #spaceopera #scifi

Review https://www.behindthepages.org/post/ardulum-first-don-by-j-s-field-book-review

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Sing Like a Canary | Isobel Blackthorn
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If you enjoy detective stories, give Sing Like a Canary a try. While this isn't book one of the series, it can easily be read as a standalone. The characters and settings are brought to life by Isobel Blackthorn‘s wonderful writing. Readers will not be disappointed as they join Majorie in her search for Billy and the truth only he knows. #crime #mystery

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Dead Meat: Day 2 | Nick Clausen
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Dan and Selena are hunting down zombies to prevent the apocalypse. It should be easy, after all the zombies are slow and unintelligent. But readers will quickly realize one wrong move can cause a snowball effect of tragedy. There is no time wasted and it jumps straight into the action. Readers will be swept up in the two teenagers' desperate journey. #horror

Review https://www.behindthepages.org/post/dead-meat-day-2-by-nick-clausen-book-review

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The Buried House | Dorian Wolfe
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This is a fast read at under one hundred pages. Dorian Wolfe did a wonderful job setting the scene for fantasy horror. There was just enough information presented to emerge the reader into the sisters‘ life and join Clara on her search for the truth. If you're looking for a book that doesn't hesitate to explore fantasy horror, this may be just the novella.

Review https://www.behindthepages.org/post/the-buried-house-by-dorian-wolfe-book-review

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The City We Became | N.K. Jemisin
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An amazing deep dive into modern society and all its complexity and nuances. The depth of imagination and the way prejudice portrayed is astounding. If you can, listen to this on audiobook. Being able to hear the different dialects used in New York City and the audio effects will add to your experience. I recommend this to fans of complex world-building.

Review https://www.behindthepages.org/post/the-city-we-became-by-n-k-jemisin-book-revie...

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Mariel Of Redwall | Brian Jacques
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While sea rats have been mentioned in prior novels, Mariel of Redwall introduces readers to a first-hand encounter with the pirates. And this story once again brings together the battle of good versus evil. With a hearty dose of friendship and adventure, this delightful tale would be a good starting point for readers interested in the fantasy genre. #fantasy

Review https://www.behindthepages.org/post/mariel-of-redwall-by-brian-jacques-book-revi...

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Legendborn | Tracy Deonn
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"Love is a powerful thing, more powerful than blood, although both run through us like a river." From Legendborn by Tracy Deonn.

I cannot wait for the sequel to Legendborn.

#quote #quotestagram #fantasy #behindthepages #lovequotes #bookquotes

Liatrek Me too! Loved this book so much❤️❤️ 6mo
BehindthePages @Liatrek I'm normally a no go for King Arthur legends but this one surprised me with how good it was. 6mo
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Joanne may have gained quite a bit of power, but she has a long way to go before she can harness her full potential. Both the Wardens and Djinn will be tested as their enemies launch an assault no one could have predicted. There are no easy choices. Brace yourselves, this one is going to twist and turn, and there are some powerful emotional hits. #urbanfantasy

Review https://www.behindthepages.org/post/gale-force-by-rachel-caine-book-review

BethM I‘ve read all her series but this one. 6mo
BehindthePages @BethM I've only read this one so far and I love it! 6mo
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Mattimeo | Brian Jacques
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This tale combines two classic tropes, coming of age and the path to becoming a hero. It is the third published book, and a direct sequel to book one, Redwall. But the books are written to let readers can start with any book. If you enjoy reading about a community of characters who are willing to risk their lives to save one of their own, pick up this series.

Review https://www.behindthepages.org/post/mattimeo-by-brian-jacques-book-review

PuddleJumper One of my favourites 7mo
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Mattimeo | Brian Jacques
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“Weapons may be carried by creatures who are evil, dishonest, violent or lazy. The true warrior is good, gentle and honest. His bravery comes from within himself; he learns to conquer his own fears and misdeeds.“

#Redwall #bookquotes #quotes #fantasy

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Legendborn | Tracy Deonn
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A wide variety of relationships are displayed throughout this story; familial, friendship, and community alike. When Bree is among the Legendborn community, there are many displays of racism, microaggression, and unconscious bias toward Bree. Tracy Deonn has woven these eye-opening experiences so well into the story, and it is heartbreaking to see them happen.
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Legendborn | Tracy Deonn
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Such a powerful book. ❤

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This dark fantasy retelling I believe all readers who enjoy Norse mythology should pick up. While Sigyn and Loki grow as characters, the plot is ever changing, carrying readers through years of their lives. The pacing is so well done. Readers will be swept up in the story and their heartstrings pulled as the two experience many beginnings and ends.

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No Gods, Only Monsters | Steve McHugh
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No Gods, Only Monsters was a wonderful blend of fantasy and history. Despite the variety of cultures and myths coming together, there is never any confusion or dissonance in the plot. It's carefully woven together into a fast-paced and exciting book. If you enjoy new twists on mythology, or just want a good action-packed read, this is the book for you.

Review https://www.behindthepages.org/post/no-gods-only-monsters-by-steve-mchugh-book-t...

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Anti-heroes are my favorite character trope! And the one that started it all was Jorg from Prince of Thorns!

@lirahlu @Sleepswithbooks @KateReadsYA @RosaS

#Two4Tuesday @TheSpineView

lirahlu I love anti-heroes. One of my favorites is Baz from Carry On by Rainbow Rowell. He tries so hard to be bad but always does the right thing 7mo
TheSpineView Thanks for playing! 7mo
BehindthePages @lirahlu I'll have to check that one out! 7mo
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Mossflower | Brian Jacques
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Brian Jacques shows the embodiment of friendship with the characters of Mossflower. It is such a humbling experience reading about their commitment to each other and the success of Mossflower Woods. It‘s also written in a way that readers young and old will enjoy the story. This series is such a treasure, I encourage anyone who reads fantasy to pick it up. #fantasy
Review https://www.behindthepages.org/post/mossflower-by-brian-jacques-book-review

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Winterset Hollow | Jonathan Edward Durham
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This is not a horror version of Redwall. The writing style is vastly different and the character origins more akin to Watership Down. Winterset Hollow is its own brand of dark fantasy with complex characters and haunting revelations. If you enjoy novels that take the time to develop an intricate set of characters and situations, give it a try.

Review https://www.behindthepages.org/post/winterset-hollow-by-jonathan-edward-durham-b...

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The Lucky List | Rachael Lippincott
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A wonderful story about discovering identity and coming of age. A slow-burn lesbian romance that shows the social pressures of coming out. But it also shows how the loving support of friends and family can make a world of difference. A quick easy read, and if you‘re looking for a book to read this Summer, go ahead and pick up a copy of The Lucky List.
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Six Crimson Cranes | Elizabeth Lim
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The way Elizabeth Lim builds the world and twists the plot right underneath readers was amazing. I never saw what was around the corner as the story unfolded. And with the way this book ends readers will be eagerly awaiting book two. I know I am. A book for those who enjoy stories with a folklore feel and Asian inspired mythology. #fantasy #youngadult
Review https://www.behindthepages.org/post/six-crimson-cranes-by-elizabeth-lim-book-rev...

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Ravel | D. M. Simmons
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An engaging book that shows readers the day to day of small town life and shows readers that true love does exist. It‘s a feel good book that has its share of tragedies but ultimately is about living life to the fullest and not letting the past weigh you down. Fiction readers who enjoy small town settings and books about true love will love this series!
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Despite a few hiccups this was another wonderful addition to the series. It shows a new version of Joanne, one that needs help and is willing to take it without much of a fight. Thin Air shows her vulnerability in ways she hasn‘t been before. After so many times seeing Joanne take charge and bring down adversaries, seeing her in this new light was needed. #urbanfantasy
Review https://www.behindthepages.org/post/thin-air-by-rachel-caine-book-review

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#weekendreads

1. Thin Air by Rachel Caine and also Ravel by D.M. Simmons

2. We Break Immortals by Thomas Howard Riley. 1054 pages!

3. Killing Monsters by Alexzander Christion. Just finished it and working on my review for it!

@rachelsbrittain

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Fire Wave | Ana Stanojevic
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Fire Wave is a fast-paced and easy read. A blend of fantasy and sci-fi elements creates an action-packed superhero/supervillain origin story. I do wish there had been more character development. I didn't quite understand some of the choices made, or motivations behind certain actions. But it was still a fun read. #fantasy #scifi #youngadult

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The Order of Chaos | Lyra Wolf
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The characters in The Nine Worlds Rising series are such a delight to read. The depth of emotion they feel and the way Lyra Wolf has captured them in words is truly remarkable. While fans of Norse mythology would enjoy this book and series, I highly recommend any fan of the fantasy genre give it a try. You won‘t be disappointed. #fantasy #mythology

Review https://www.behindthepages.org/post/the-order-of-chaos-by-lyra-wolf-book-review

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