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Bookish_Viking

Bookish_Viking

Joined May 2018

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/apollo34 Instagram: reaperofterrasen
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Hell Bent | Leigh Bardugo
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Being from Wisconsin, I'll take that as a compliment.

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Fractal Noise | Christopher Paolini
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Holy Buckets! The sequel to To Sleep in a Sea of Stars!
May 16, 2023! This has zoomed near the top of my 2023 Most Anticipated Books! So Excited!

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Bloodmarked | Tracy Deonn
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My first Book Haul of 2023. Already finished Legendborn and into Bloodmarked. Loving the books and especially the main character.

Hell Bent is a part of the Book Haul, just needs to arrive after release.

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Legendborn | Tracy Deonn
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Getting my 2023 Book Release whiteboard started.

Light Bringer, Red Rising 6, and The Brothers Hawthorne, a new The Inheritance Games book are among my most anticipated along with Hell Bent on Tuesday.

Reading Legendborn right now and absolutely loving it.

Saknicole Yessss! I‘m so excited for Hell Bent too! I am excited for Light bringer but I‘m still not caught in the second series. 1mo
Meshell1313 Love this!!!! 1mo
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Met my 50 book yearly goal, but did not make my 25,000 page goal.

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Lightlark | Alex Aster
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My 2022 BOTY: Lightlark
Very close second: The Inheritance Games.

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Hot Chocolate
Inside mostly
Hardcover Always!
Fairy Lights
Dress down
Cooooookies
Introvert
Apple because no thanks to pumpkin anything...

And I know I'm like the ONLY person picking this but
...City! Specifically NYC, specifically Manhattan! Highrises are a kind of mountain...? Steel and concrete mountains.

@KateReadsYA

KateReadsYA Haha great choices!!! Thanks for playing ❄️🤗💫 3mo
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Belladonna | Adalyn Grace

Sooo....I kinda met Adalyn Grace randomly at a coffee shop before YALLfest starts.

Was grabbing an iced mocha at a coffee shop that's hosting Victoria Aveyards signing. I saw a lady walk in and I saw a YALLfest badge around her neck and went to ask her about where the line starts. Turns out it wasn't a volunteer badge but an author badge, having never seen Adalyn Grace I didn't know what she looked like... Had a nice 20 minute conversation.

julesG What a happy coincidence. 3mo
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Beasts of Prey | Ayana Gray
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Jumping on these awesome BOTY Brackets, looks like fun!

#2022readingbracket

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#Two4Tuesday @TheSpineView

1) Definitely music. I've actually never listened to a podcast in my life. Don't even really know what one is...

2) Usually have a traveling playlist otherwise Pandora if there is signal. I can't read while a passenger in a car, due to motion sickness, but reading on a plane seems to not trigger it. Plenty of that on the flight to YALLfest Thursday.

TheSpineView Thanks for playing 3mo
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Just wondering if anyone else is going to YALLfest in Charleston next weekend? Or knows someone who is. Looking forward to it, flying out Thursday.

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New name, a name that better reflects myself.
Formerly reaperofterrasen

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#Two4Tuesday @TheSpineView

1) I'd say before I was born for it to feel historical.
2) I have only read a few HF so far. So I don't know about spooky but tragic is definitely The Magnolia Palace. Based on the real life sculpture muse, Audrey Munson, known as Miss Manhattan and is the muse for many of Manhattans most famous statues, plus the Forward statue at the top of Wisconsin State Capitol... It's my favorite HF

@eeclayton Thanks!

TheSpineView Thanks for playing! 3mo
eeclayton You're welcome ☺️ Your new handle sounds cool! 3mo
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The Sun and the Star | Rick Riordan, Mark Oshiro
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For fans of Percy Jackson and the Percy Jackson world... More is coming. May 2, 2023

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The Entirety of the Inheritance Games trilogy:
Inheritance Games, Hawthorne Legacy and The Final Gambit
One of my all time favorites now, also:

House of Sky and Breath
Fate of the Fallen and Destiny of the Dead, Kel Kade
Blade Breaker
Recursion, Blake Crouch
Blade of Secrets.

#littenswanttoknow

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Thank you for sharing 📚 5mo
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#manicmonday #letterF @CBee

📖: Fate of the Fallen, Kel Kade
The Final Gambit, Jennifer Lynn Barnes
✍️: Fiona Davis (the only author I have that starts with an F on either name, but the Magnolia Palace was excellent.)
📺: Friends, Firefly
🎤: Flyleaf
🎶: Faster ~ Within Temptation
Freak Like Me ~ Halestorm

CBee Thanks for playing 😊 5mo
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2022 YALLfest author line up announced. Shelby Mahurin and Victoria Aveyard are my top two to meet and get signed.

CBee So many good authors! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 5mo
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Finnnnnally! Are we getting the list of attending authors??? I hope so. They started the 2022 author page...but it's been empty...Sooo..

I Will Be There!!!
9 Weeks to YALLfest!

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The Final Gambit | Jennifer Lynn Barnes
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Here we go! My personal Most Anticipated Book of the entire year of 2022 begins. As Gordon Ramsay is fond of saying, in paraphrase: “My (Your) time starts…now!”

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Awesome cover ❤️🖤 5mo
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#manicmonday #LetterD @CBee

📖: Dark Age, Red Rising #5, Pierce Brown
✍️: Davis, Fiona. (Magnolia Palace is very good.)
🎥/📺: Deep Impact, Diners, Drive-ins and Dives, Deadpool
🎤: Delain, Disturbed
🎶: Drengr of Ragnarok, Peyton Parrish. (Top favorite song)

CBee Thanks for playing 😊 5mo
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#littenswanttoknow @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

The ReaperOf portion of my name comes from Red Rising. Main character Darrow becomes known as the Reaper of Mars, and is one of my favorite series.

Terrasen is Terrasen from the Throne of Glass series, also one of my favorite series and ToG is my very first YA fantasy book.

Saknicole I love the Reaper Reference! Such an excellent book series! 5mo
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Master of Iron | Tricia Levenseller
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#WondrousWednesday @Eggs

1: Master of Iron and These Hollow Vows last Saturday
2: Impossible to say. I read Blade Breaker, Forging Silver Into Stars and Recursion this month and they're all awesome... And tied.
3: NYC is my favorite place in the country and I want to live there.
Diego Garcia in the Indian Ocean and Seattle/San Juan Island.

Eggs NYC is amazing! I do want to revisit 🍎 5mo
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Crooked Kingdom | Leigh Bardugo
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#manicmonday #LetterC @CBee

📖: Crooked Kingdom; Court series.
✍️: Cinda Williams Chima, Clive Cussler
🎥: Columbiana, Chef
🎤:Crashing Atlas, Collective Soul
🎵: Crystalline ~ Amaranthe

eeclayton Collective Soul ❤️ 6mo
CBee Thanks for playing 😄😄 6mo
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Vespertine | Margaret Rogerson
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#AlphabetGame #LetterV @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

This was my personal Book of the Year last year. Excellent.

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To Sleep in a Sea of Stars | Christopher Paolini
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#AlphabetGame #LetterT @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

This book is fantastic, I'm really hoping there will be a second one.

Runners Up:
Throne of Glass (My first ever YA fantasy book)
The Toll (Scythe 3)
These Hollow Vows

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Sorcery of Thorns | Margaret Rogerson
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#AlphabetGame #LetterS @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

It took some thinking, but this one edged to the top.
Runners Up: Six of Crows, Sword of Summer (first book bought 10/15/15), Scythe, Shadow and Bone, Serpent & Dove...so many others ...
I changed the tagged book more than a few times, tough one. Lol

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Thank you for playing 📚 6mo
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Red Rising | Pierce Brown
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#AlphabetGame #LetterR @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Whew...a tough one (dreading the S). But this one and the rest of the series is fantastic. I feel I must acknowledge the other very close runners up if no one minds:
Realm Breaker, Ruin and Rising, Rule of Wolves, and most recently Recursion.

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Queen of Shadows | Sarah J. Maas
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#AlphabetGame #LetterQ @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

One of the best ones in the series.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Thank you for playing!👸 6mo
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Project Hail Mary | Andy Weir
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#AlphabetGame #LetterP @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Excellent book! Absolutely loved the ending.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Thank you for playing!! 6mo
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Blood & Honey | Shelby Mahurin
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📚: Blood & Honey (Mahurin), Blade Breaker (Aveyard), Blade of Secrets (Levenseller)
✍️: Bardugo, Leigh. Butcher, Jim. Brown, Pierce
📺: Battlestar Galactica, the Big Bang Theory.
🎤: Beethoven, Bon Jovi
🎵: Burn, The Pretty Reckless. Brittle, Icon For Hire.

#ManicMonday #LetterB @CBee

CBee Hard to choose just one 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 6mo
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Onyx & Ivory | Mindee Arnett
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#AlphabetGame #LetterO @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

A nice duology, fascinating story.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Awesome cover!! 🖤🤍 Thank you for playing! 6mo
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Ninth House | Leigh Bardugo
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#AlphabetGame #LetterN @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Ready for Hell Bent in a few months!

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 📚🖤📚 6mo
Sargar114 Wait…:there‘s gonna be a sequel? I loved this one 6mo
Bookish_Viking @Sargar114 Hell Bent is the next book, out January 10, 2023. 6mo
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#AlphabetGame #LetterM @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

I'm ready for book 6! And apparently 7 too since that's a thing apparently.

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The Light of All That Falls | James Islington
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#AlphabetGame #LetterL @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Loved this trilogy and this book. I think there's supposed to be a spin off or sequel, hoping!

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Cool cover 🖤📚 6mo
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Kingdom of Ash | Sarah J. Maas
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I mean...based on my screen name, it wasn't going to be anything else. Lol I want more books in this world, maybe based on the offspring of Aelin and Rowan as well as the children from the other paired couples in this series. A new crew.

Also based on the events of the end of Crescent City 2 (not saying more), I'm hoping for certain other things. Being as vague as possible.

#AlphabetGame #LetterK @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

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In a few hundred books I've read it turns out this is the only J I have lol. Unfortunately this is one of the very few instances where the movie was better. I liked the darker tones of the book, but some of the characters in the book bugged me... especially Lex. She was whiny and annoying in the book.

#AlphabetGame #LetterJ @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

eeclayton My pick for J, too, but I enjoyed the book as much as the movie, for different reasons. 6mo
Bookish_Viking @eeclayton honestly it was mainly Lex, every time she spoke it was something whiny and she drove me nuts. In the movie she's brave and courageous, in the book I wanted her to get eaten lol. 6mo
eeclayton @ReaperOfTerrasen can't argue with that 😂 6mo
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The Inheritance Games | Jennifer Lynn Barnes
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I absolutely love love love this trilogy and am extremely excited for the final book at the end of this month.

#AlphabetGame #LetterI @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

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📚: Aurora Rising
✍️: Aveyard, Victoria
🎥: Alita: Battle Angel
🎤: Amaranthe
🎵: Apocalyptic ~ Halestorm

#manicmonday #LetterA @CBee

CBee Thanks for playing 😊😊 6mo
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Heir of Fire | Sarah J Maas
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#AlphabetGame #LetterH @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

For me, this is the best one in the Throne of Glass series because it's the transition book for Aelin and for the overall story.

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Gods & Monsters | Shelby Mahurin
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Gods & Monsters is my G, loved this trilogy.

#AlphabetGame #LetterG @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

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Yes, I‘m using a second book in the same series I used earlier, but Fate of the Fallen, the book before Destiny of the Dead, is excellent. I‘m so very much ready for book 3.

#AlphabetGame #LetterF @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Thank you for playing! 6mo
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Does anyone know anything about when YAllfest starts posting information about attending authors and events? I'm actually going to this this year, very excited. Hotel and flight all booked and ready to go.

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Eragon | Christopher Paolini
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#AlphabetGame #LetterE @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Eragon and Saphira have the best bond between two characters of any series in my opinion. I always wished I had my own Saphira while reading this book. And this series has one of my favorite zero-to-hero trope stories. Zero-to-hero is one of my absolute favorite tropes.

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Ohh this was easy, lots of good Ds but I lovvve this series. The characters are fantastic and love the story, but the humor in it is excellent. I don't know if it's meant to be a comedy, but I find myself cracking up a lot with the banter between characters.

#AlphabetGame #LetterD @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

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Blade Breaker | Victoria Aveyard
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1/2) The biggest challenge I had driving my new book life into my gaming life was trying to balance both since I generally play RPGs which take many hours per game. Mostly I read during the work nights (Sun night to Thursday night) and game Friday and Saturday.) Though it overlaps sometimes.
3) Fantasy and Sci-fi are my main genres. But I've been branching out more and more, mostly thanks to BOTM and Bookish Box.

#WonderousWednesday @Eggs

Eggs Love BOTM❣️ 6mo
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A Court of Mist and Fury | Sarah J. Maas
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Very tough to choose just one. Near tie between A Court of Mist and Fury and Crooked Kingdom. But it has to be ACOMAF because it's Feyre's true introduction to Valeris and the gang. That's when the series picks up for me, ACOTAR is a decent book yes, but from ACOMAF it's fantastic.

So many other good C's too.

#AlphabetGame #LetterC @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks There‘s alot of love for this one!! 6mo
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Blade of Secrets | Tricia Levenseller
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Blade of Secrets - Tricia Levenseller
Blood & Honey - Shelby Mahurin
Brisingr - Christopher Paolini

#AlphabetGame #LetterB @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Thank you for playing!! 6mo
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Blade Breaker | Victoria Aveyard
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1) Definitely magic. Especially Ancient magic or Fae magic. Zero-to-Hero stories where a character starts at the lowest possible rung with hidden or long forgotten, powerful magic. Aelin, Feyre, Poppy…etc.
2) Throne of Glass, ACOTAR, FBAA, Shadow and Bone, Seven Realms/Shattered Realms.

#two4tuesday @TheSpineView

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Our Crooked Hearts | Melissa Albert
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Bookish box books are getting nicer and nicer. Loving the stenciling and embossing designs.

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#AlphabetGame #LetterA

Tough one right off the bat. Several good letter A's, including the entire Aurora Cycle trilogy. All three Aurora books could be in this spot.

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