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Caseymarienyc

Caseymarienyc

Joined February 2016

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Bone Gap by Laura Ruby
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The Handmaid's Tale | Margaret Atwood
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"As the architects of Gilead knew, to institute an effective totalitarian system or indeed any system at all you must first offer some benefits and freedoms, at least to a privileged few, in return for those you remove."

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Saga Vol. 5 | Brian K. Vaughan
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There is something so special about this series! Can't wait to read the next!

HollyB3 I've been obsessing over this series. It's so good! Completely lives up to the hype 3y
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Saga Volume 4 | Brian K Vaughan
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Loved!

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Divergent | Veronica Roth
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Obviously this was a major bestseller so a lot of people enjoyed it however I wasn't one of them. I found the protagonist annoying and the messaging religious.

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We Were Liars | E. Lockhart
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One of my favorite YA novels ever!!!

[DELETED] 3558467437 Same! 💚 3y
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Raging Star | Moira Young
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Adore this series!

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Rebel Heart | Moira Young
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Love this series!

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Blood Red Road | Moira Young

One of the best series I've read! Highly recommend.

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Bone Gap | Laura Ruby
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Just sitting down to start this...anyone else read it yet? Thoughts?

Lindy I found it delightful. Nice blend of contemporary realism and fantasy. 3y
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The Selection | Kiera Cass
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Read this one in a week. I enjoyed the turns and the main character. It's a bit too romancey than my usual reading, but Ms. Class definitely drops some great nuggets of a more complex plot to come in the next books.

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Nerve | Jeanne Ryan
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Read this in two sittings - would really like to see how they adapted it to film. I hear a bunch of Hollywood types are using this as an example of their new fav term "kinetic" but I assume they mean the movie and not the book. I enjoyed it - interesting premise of lackluster writing style/voice.

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An Ember in the Ashes | Sabaa Tahir
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Breezing through this one on a rainy afternoon. #yalit

Liberty New one on Tuesday!!! 3y
Caseymarienyc @Liberty Really? I totally forgot! Thanks for reminding me! Doesn't leave a lotta time to get through the rest of 1 and all of 2! 😁 3y
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An Ember in the Ashes | Sabaa Tahir

I didn't think I'd like this book but I'm really enjoying it!

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The Wild Robot | Peter Brown
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Although a simple, straightforward and quick read, for a first time novelist, Mr. Brown did pretty well. The illustrations, as typical of this artist, are delightful. I'd recommend for very young middle grade readers.

MrBook Wow! Great pic! 3y
Caseymarienyc @MrBook Schucks. Thanks! 3y
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The Wild Robot | Peter Brown
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Although a simple, straightforward and quick read, for a first time novelist, Mr. Brown did pretty well. The illustrations, as typical for this artist, are delightful. I'd recommend for very young middle grade readers.

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The Wild Robot | Peter Brown
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I'm basically enjoying this but thematically it seems like an extended picture book.

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Thanks for the Trouble | Tommy Wallach
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Whaaaaatttt?!?? A boxed set of WE ALL LOOKED UP and THANKS FOR THE TROUBLE?!?! Sign me up!
#WALU #thanks #wealllookedup #thanksforthetrouble #tommywallach

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Loved this book! A definite must read for YA lovers!

jessberk13 What is that background, it's beautiful! Where are you?! 4y
Caseymarienyc @jessica It's Lake Champlain! 4y
jessberk13 So serene 4y
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The Wild Robot | Peter Brown
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Weekend read starting now!

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Red Queen | Victoria Aveyard
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Legit the amount of G&T necessary to read this book. I don't get it guys. What's the appeal? What am I missing? Was it timing? The cover? The authors connections in Hollywood?

annahenke I wasn't very impress with this book either. It wasn't bad, but I found it unoriginal and thought the writing was subpar. 4y
Sharanya I couldn't STAND this book. Clichéd, trope-y, and terribly written from start to finish 4y
Caseymarienyc @srsharms @ahenke That's for confirming I'm not crazy/missing something. I too find the writing not great which to me is okay if the story is exciting -- but the plot lags and the amount of logic jumps and exposition is, well, not helping matters. 4y
MrBook Nice pic! 4y
wanderlustywriter Did being drunk help you enjoy this book? I also couldn't stand it and am very confused by all the positive reviews 3y
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Red Queen | Victoria Aveyard

Re-reading this so I can continue the series.
Was hoping I'd have a different take on it the second time through --- unfortunately my thoughts so far are still the same. What do others think?

helgagrace DNF for me, I'm afraid 4y
Caseymarienyc @helgagrace I didn't the first time through either! Is it us? Is there something I'm not getting? I usually enjoy commercial YA. 4y
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Only on page 21 and am utterly engrossed in the same way I was with We Are Liars.

Can't wait to read more!

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The Diabolic | S. J. Kincaid
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Feet in water - head stuck in The Diabolic.
Seriously best book I've read since Tommy Wallach's. Super fun, super fast, very smart.

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Dead Boys | Gabriel Squailia
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Loved this weird wacky funny book that takes place in the land of the dead.

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Eden's Wish | M. Tara Crowl

Figuring out which books to pack for a vacation is THE most stressful part...but this choice was easy!

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The Diabolic | S. J. Kincaid
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This book is Red Queen meets Illuminae.
A definite MUST READ!

ReadMeAnything1 That sounds like an incredible combination!! Added to my TBR. 4y
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The Diabolic | S. J. Kincaid
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This book is unstoppably awesome!!!

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Illuminae | Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff
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Loved this book! Can't wait for the next one!

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The People of Paper | Salvador Plascencia
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The books slays in all realms -- emotionally, philosophically, technically and artistically. He uses the page a sculpture uses clay. (Yes, he physically cuts words from the pages.)

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The Wild Robot | Peter Brown

Can't wait to read this -- amazing illustrator/picture book author turned middle grade author with an AI/environmental bent. Can't get much better than that!

alysonwrites It's all that and more! Love, friendship, family, and community--with one truly endearing robot. 🤖💙 And the illustrations are beautiful. 4y
Caseymarienyc @alysonwrites Well put! So glad you enjoyed it! Cross your fingers for a sequel! 4y
alysonwrites @Caseymarienyc A sequel would be awesome!! 4y
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The Diabolic | S. J. Kincaid
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So good that I turned off GoT to read more!

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Excited to dive into these!

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The Diabolic | S. J. Kincaid
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Super excited for The Diabolic!

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The Diabolic | S. J. Kincaid
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This cover is so awesome! Can't wait to read it!

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Thanks for the Trouble | Tommy Wallach
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How perfect is this is this book/vinyl cover pairing?!?! Tommy Wallach's THANKS FOR THE TROUBLE + The Eagles Hotel California.

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Saga, Vol. 1 | Brian K. Vaughan
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Fantastic series!

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Mrs Dalloway | Virginia Woolf
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On this International Woman's Day, I pay thanks to those who have influenced me.

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Thanks for the Trouble | Tommy Wallach
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Love is a little bit like genetics -- sure, there's an element of chance in there, but when all is said and done, you're probably going to end up taking after your parents.

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2016 Oscar's Red Carpet style meets book cover design.

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Boy21 | Matthew Quick
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2016 Oscar's Red Carpet style meets book cover design.

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Dangerous Deception | Kami Garcia, Margaret Stohl
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2016 Oscar's Red Carpet style meets book cover design.

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Ignite Me | Tahereh Mafi
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2016 Oscar's Red Carpet style meets book cover design.

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Truly Madly Famously | Rebecca Serle
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2016 Oscar's Red Carpet style meets book cover design.

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White Space | Ilsa J. Bick
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2016 Oscar's Red Carpet style meets book cover design.

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Dangerous Creatures | Kami Garcia, Margaret Stohl
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2016 Oscar's Red Carpet style meets book cover design.

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Six of Crows | Leigh Bardugo
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Red carpet style meets book cover design

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We All Looked Up | Tommy Wallach
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Oscar style meets book cover design.

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Red carpet fashion meets cover design!

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The Winner's Crime | Marie Rutkoski
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Matching last night's Oscars Red Carpet style to book covers!

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Matching Red Carpet style to book covers! Had so much fun doing this last night!

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