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DuskAngelReads

Joined June 2017

Book reader, book blogger & book lover! www.duskangelreads.com
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I Am Change | Suzy Zail Suzy
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Started my first physical read for the Harry Potter edition of Fantasy @JourneyAThon !! Also reading this for NEWTs & Beat the Bingo which are also happening right now!

This fulfils:
NEWTs Challenge: Herology - Outstanding - Read a Book with a flower on the cover!
Beat the Bingo Challenge: Read a Book with a plant on the cover
JourneyAThon Challenge: Privet Drive - Read a Book Set in the real world!

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Harry Potter | JK Rowling
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I‘ve collected all my badges for The Reading Rush!!! Really happy with my progress as not only have I completed all the challenges and collected all the badges (except the read in badge) I‘ve also read 11 books! 😁😁😁

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Harry Potter | JK Rowling
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I tested out a Butterbeer recipe for the Reading Rush Day 3 video challenge but it was crap!

So instead I made myself a Butterscotch Schnapps spiked Thick Shake to make up for it. Now back to reading!! #readingrush

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Harry Potter | JK Rowling
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So seen as the Reading Rush website is down for the badges section I decided to borrow BooksWithChloe‘s idea & print out the badges and stick them in my bullet journal as I complete them. I had to google the specific challenge with ‘badge‘ after it to find all the images as they aren‘t on the site anywhere at the moment. Let me know if you want them & I can throw them on a Google Doc.

These are the ones I had so far!

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First book of The Reading Rush is done! So far completed the Read a Book with a non-human MC challenge!

Now onto Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban!!

TobeyTheScavengerMonk I had an older edition of this, but the cover was nowhere near that lovely. 5mo
DuskAngelReads @TobeyTheScavengerMonk agreed. I‘ve seen pictures of the old cover and this one is a lot nicer imo. I think the new one is different slightly as well. The back cover says something about 30 new pages of artwork, or something. 5mo
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“It‘s LeviOsa. Not LeviosA.”

The Day 1 The Reading Rush Instagram Challenge was to make a book fly! And here is mine. Thought I‘d share it here too! And of course I had to make it Harry Potter themed! #thereadingrush

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Also! Using one of my new Reading Rush Bookmarks! 👌🏻👌🏻👌🏻

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The Reading Rush Day 1 - 7pm update!

I‘ve started The Hobbit Illustrated & am 24 pages in and enjoying it! Also 22% of the way into The Smell of Other People‘s Houses by Bonnie-Sue Hitchcock which is fine so far but not really into it yet.

The Hobbit - Non-Human MC challenge
The Smell of Other People‘s Houses - Purple Cover Challenge. 👌🏻👌🏻

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This Cruel Design | Emily Suvada
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My next read for Biannual Bibliothon! Can‘t wait to jump into this as I LOVED book 1!! 😁😁😁

Reading this one for the Read a book you were really excited for, but never picked up!

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Nyxia Unleashed | Scott Reintgen
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Book Mail!!

Super keen for Nyxia Unleashed! Book 1 was SOO GOOD! Also that collectors edition of Six of Crows is gorgeous!

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Guys I‘m hopeless at being active right now! Its biannual Bibliothon and I am daily vlog on my channel. So I‘m concentrating on that and forgetting about social media haha.

Here is my current read for Biannual Bibliothon! This is for the Graphic Novel Challenge and I‘m so keen! I have no idea what it‘s about but the art is stunning!!

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#CurrentlyReading !! I‘m 174 pages into Stronger than a Bronze Dragon and quite enjoying it. Need a bit more explanation when it comes to the magic system & world building. So hoping that improves, but otherwise enjoying it!

I‘m reading this for the Breastplate: Read a shiny book challenge of MedievalAThon 😁😁 #medievalathon

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The Bone Charmer | Breeana Shields
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Day 9 of Fantasy JourneyAThon and today's prompt is Favourite Book of June!

So, I am cheating! I couldn't pick just 1. I had an AMAZING reading month! So many high rated books! It was awesome. So, I have chosen King of Fools by Amanda Foody, Aurora Rising by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff, The Bone Charmer by Breeana Shields & Contagion by Erin Bowman! All of which were 5 star reads!!

#JourneyAThon #FantasyJourneyAThon #journeythestral

ladym30 Love the photo😍! 5mo
DuskAngelReads @ladym30 thank you 😊 5mo
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Day 8 of Fantasy JourneyAThon and the prompt is #currentlyreading

I‘m currently reading The Dire King by William Ritter & listening to Romanov by Nadine Brandes!

#journeyathon #fantasyjourneyathon #journeythestral

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Apparently shopping bags are the new boxes to my cat. 😂😂

glitterkitty459 😻😻😹 6mo
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Akarnae | Lynette Noni
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Day 7 of the Post Challenges is “Favourite Fantastical World“!

I have chosen the world of The Medoran Chronicles by Lynette Noni. Of course my favourite series is Harry Potter but I wanted to go with a full on Magical World rather than just magic in our world! So I had to choose Medora! 

Bookmark & Candle are from www.duskangelstore.com . The Candle without a lid is the “Silverwood“ Candle.

#JourneyAThon #FantasyJourneyAThon #journeythestral

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Day 6 of Fantasy @JourneyAThon and the prompt is special edition books. So I thought it would be appropriate to feature the 20th anniversaries editions of Harry Potter! I still haven‘t completed the Paperback sets of Chamber of Secrets or Prisoner of Azkaban but I will get there!

#journeyathon #fantasyjourneyathon #journeythestral

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The Silmarillion | J.R.R. Tolkien
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I have finished The Silmarillion by J.R.R. Tolkien for The Shire Challenge which is to read a book that is at least 10 years old! This book was first published in ‘77 so it well and truly fits this challenge.

Now I have started The Silver Mask by Cassandra Clare & Holly Black for the Hogwarts Challenge.

#journeyathon #fantasyjourneyathon

RainyDayReading Love the look of that edition! 6mo
DuskAngelReads @RainyDayReading it‘s super cool! Found it second hand. 😁 6mo
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Truly Devious: A Mystery | Maureen Johnson
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Day 5's Post Challenge for Fantasy @JourneyAThon is Favourite Colour!

So, obviously my favourite colour is Blue! So here are some blue things!

Bookmark & Candle are from www.duskangelstore.com & the Ford Anglia is from a Geek Gear Wizardry Box!

#JourneyAThon #FantasyJourneyAThon #journeythestral

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Day 4 post Challenge is #CurrentlyReading !! I‘m currently reading Ghostly Echoes (only just over 100 pages to go, so aiming to finish that in the next couple hours) & The Silmarillion which I‘m listening to on audiobook (90 pages in!)

#journeyathon #fantasyjourneyathon #journeythestral

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Day 3 of Fantasy JourneyAThon and the challenge is Favourite Fantastical Creatures!

I have gone with Thestrals! Don‘t get me wrong, I love dragons but I love that Thestrals are unique to the Harry Potter world and they have a dark feel to them. I find them super interesting!

#journeythestral #journeyathon #fantasyjourneyathon

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Day 3 update for Fantasy @JourneyAThon !!

So today I finished King of Fools by Amanda Foody for the New Reynes Challenge.

I have started the audiobook of The Silmarillion by J.R.R Tolkien for the The Shire Challenge.

I also started Ghostly Echoes by William Ritter physically for the Ellingham Academy Challenge!!

#journeythestral #journeyathon #fantasyjourneyathon

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King of Fools | Amanda Foody
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I have finished my first book for the Fantasy @JourneyAThon 😁😁 I read King of Fools by Amanda Foody for the New Reynes Challenge: Read a Book with a card suit on the cover!

Also this book was freaking amazing by the way! I can‘t wait for the 3rd book in The Shadow Game series!! 👌🏻👌🏻

#journeythestral #journeyathon #fantasyjourneyathon

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King of Fools | Amanda Foody
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End of Day 2 of Fantasy @JourneyAThon and I‘m up to page 505 of King of Fools. Only 95 pages to go which I will get through in the morning then I‘ll be able to move onto book 2! 😁😁

#journeyathon #fantasyjourneyathon #journeythestral

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Rebel of the Sands | Alwyn Hamilton
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Fantasy @JourneyAThon Day 2! Today‘s prompt is Top 5 Fantasy. So here is my Top 5 Fantasy series!

#journeyathon #fantasyjourneyathon #journeythestral

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King of Fools | Amanda Foody
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I‘m exactly half way through my first book of Fantasy @JourneyAThon which is King of Fools by Amanda Foody! It is amazing so far! Aiming to finish today 🤞🏻🤞🏻

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King of Fools | Amanda Foody
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#currentlyreading King of Fools by Amanda Foody for the New Reynes challenge of Fantasy @JourneyAThon 😁😁

What are you currently reading?!

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King of Fools | Amanda Foody
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#FantasyJATLitsy Day 1!

It‘s the first day of the Fantasy JourneyAThon and today‘s Post Prompt is ‘Fantasy JourneyAThon TBR‘! I have chosen the path that begins with New Reynes to start me off!

TBR:
New Reynes - King of Fools by Amanda Foody
Ellingham Academy - Ghostly Echoes by William Ritter
The Shire - The Sillmarillion by J.R.R Tolkien
Hogwarts - The Silver Mask by Cassandra Clare & Holly Black

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Aurora Rising | Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff
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Just finished Aurora Rising and it is amazing!! The characters are so well developed. The world is so freaking interesting. The plot was so well done. So many plot twists. So much unpredictability! In love with this book. I need book 2, literally yesterday! Thinking about rereading via audiobook straight away. 😁

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Full review to come on www.duskangelreads.com 👌🏻

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Grave Mercy | Robin LaFevers
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Book mail! I did a trade on Facebook and these are the books I chose to trade.

I don‘t know much about any of them but they all sound really interesting and some of them have been on my TBR for a fair while & I just hadn‘t picked them up yet. 🤞🏻🤞🏻

elkeo_TheBookDragon Love Grave Mercy! 6mo
DuskAngelReads @elkeo_TheBookDragon 😁😁😁 hope I do too! 6mo
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Harry Potter | JK Rowling
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Who‘s participating in the Fantsy @JourneyAThon ?!?! It starts in just over 24 hours for me in Aus & I‘m so keen to get reading!!! 😁😁

monogamist_reader I love this map!!! 6mo
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Aurora Rising | Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff
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Making progress on Aurora Rising! 290 pages in and only 180 to go! Need to have this finished tomorrow before the Fantasy JourneyAThon starts!!

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Aurora Rising | Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff
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The sarcasm & humour in this book is ON POINT! 👌🏻👌🏻

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King of Fools | Amanda Foody
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Book mail!! I can‘t wait to get into King of Fools during @JourneyAThon 😁😁 And my hardcover for Aurora Rising has finally came! I do have the paperback, which I‘m currently reading. But I wanted the Hardcover too. I probably would of originally just ordered the Hardcover but the Paperback is signed. So I had to get both!! 😍

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How freaking stunning is this book! I got The Candle and the Flame in the mail today and I can‘t get over how beautiful this cover is?!

Has anyone read this? I don‘t know anything about it but I am so damn keen!!

LibrarianRyan I know the author is on Litsy. Does that count? I also have a copy but have not read it yet. 6mo
ladym30 Great photo! 6mo
DuskAngelReads @ladym30 thank you! 6mo
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This is some of the book mail I got today! #bookmail

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Aurora Rising | Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff
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#currentlyreading !! I‘m going to attempt to be more active here on Litsy again! Especially with the @JourneyAThon coming up! 🤞🏻🤞🏻

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😁😁😁 got this in the mail yesterday from Hachette Australia! Thank you soo much for sending it to me!

And yes this is a finished paperback. For some reason publishers in Australia are more likely to send finished paperbacks than ARCs. I don‘t know why, but hey I‘m not complaining!! I would have loved those sprayed edges though! But oh well, the Hardcover I pre-order has sprayed edges anyway!!

BookHoarder32 Awesome! 1y
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Sky in the Deep | Adrienne Young
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#scripturients250kgiveaway thanks so much for this giveaway!!! I would choose 1! I already own that edition of Ace of Shades. I am not a romance reader at all, so I wouldn‘t enjoy 2 & 4 I honestly know anything about haha. So yep, 1. 😁😁

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Readathon: Occasional List : Geleentheidslys | Gauteng (South Africa). Education Media Service
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I created the Ultimate ReadAThon Guide.
It includes:
✨ ReadAThon Calendar showing upcoming ReadAThons on a simple to use calendar.
✨ Ultimate ReadAThon Guide list (list of all the ReadAThons I‘ve ever found
✨ Twitter & Instagram accounts where I share news on all upcoming ReadAThons

Twitter & Instagram: @ readathon_guide
Links to calendar and all other important links are in the bios of both Twitter & Insta. #readathon

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#DAR24H Hour 9 update!!

I just finished A Darker Shade of Magic. It was soo good! But it‘s 3 in the morning and I was falling asleep reading the last couple chapters, so I‘m going to sleep. I am going to try and get up a bit earlier then usual to start reading again!!

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#DAR24H Hour 4 update: I am now halfway through A Darker Shade of Magic!
Starting to really get into the interesting stuff! 📚

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Got some background noise going! I‘ve been trying all different Harry Potter themed ambience‘s on the ASMR Rooms YouTube channel! They are so good. Currently have the Hogwarts Express one going. 👌🏻👌🏻
#DAR24H

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I‘m doing a 24 HOUR READATHON! You are welcome to join me, let me know in the comments + your TBR!

The ReadAThon will be from 6pm AEST on Monday till 5:59pm on Tuesday!

I will be vlogging the whole thing on my YouTube and also doing regular updates on Litsy, Insta & Twitter.

Here is my TBR:

Not started:
Grace & Fury

Already started:
A Darker Shade of Magic (up to page 96)
This Mortal Coil (up to page 184)

DuskAngelReads Use #DAR24H if you post about it so I see it. Or tag me. 😊 1y
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#currentlyreading

Firstly I‘m reading Scythe which I am buddy reading with a couple people.

A Darker Shade of Magic I‘m reading for A Darker Shade of ReadALongs ( #ADSOR )& #NEWTsReadAThon2018
#ADSOR is held by Spencer @ CommonSpence on YouTube.
For the NEWTs I am reading ADSOM for the Arithmancy Acceptable Challenge.

I‘m also reading The Throne of Fire by Rick Riordan for the Potions Exceeds Expectations for #NEWTsReadAThon2018

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Dragon Rider | Cornelia Funke
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Mehso-so

Rating: 3.5 Stars

This is a middle grade fantasy. Honestly the world and characters are really interesting but the plot didn‘t really blow me away. I will probably continue to book 2 if I can find the audiobook on Scribd. But won‘t go out of my way to purchase it.

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Rating: 4.5 Stars

This is a fun, short middle grade! It was a bit short so the plot felt a little underwhelming but it was mostly interesting and the world was really intriguing. I will definitely continue with the series. I‘m also intrigued as as each book in the series is by a different author!

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LIFEL1K3 (Lifelike) | Jay Kristoff
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Mehso-so

Rating: 3.5 Stars

There were aspects of this book I loved and aspects I hated.

Hated:
- The writing: it has soo much slang that it‘s hard to understand, the deliberately incorrect spelling was annoying as hell
- The MC was annoying
- The humour was mostly average and felt forced

Liked:
- The plot was on point
- Most of the side characters were great! Lemon Fresh & Crick 💙

You can find a FULL SPOILER FREE REVIEW on www.duskangelreads.com

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Scythe | Neal Shusterman
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I have organised a buddy read for Scythe in August!!!
It will be happening over in a Facebook Message group, so let me know if you want to join!

Reading plan:
End of Chapter 9 by the 10th
End of Chapter 19 by the 17th
End of Chapter 29 by the 24th
Finish the book by the 30th

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The Sea Witch | Sarah Henning
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At first, this book felt boring and predictable. I wasn‘t really enjoying it, it was just kinda eh. Then this book takes some pretty crazy and dark unexpected turns! In the end it kept me entertained and definitely was not predictable!!

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