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Tainted Lionheart | Christine Weimer
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Weimer's words bleed off the page. I enjoyed the transitions, format and flow. I understand the writer's right to creative adaptation of grammar but the lowercase "i"s and lack of punctuation annoyed me a little bit (however, did not affect my overall review). I'm not a poetry expert, but if you're in the mood for literary passion, travel down Weimer's road all the way to the end of Tainted Lionheart.

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10 Blind Dates | Ashley Elston
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Mehso-so

Cheesy, corny, and cute, but I expected the story to have more of an emotional punch. It was a tad superficial and boring in parts. At points it was hard to keep up with the array of characters. I enjoyed the writing and concept so I'm generously giving it 3 stars.

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Ninth House | Leigh Bardugo
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Head over to Monthly Book Club to check out our Month of Giving event! 😍🎄🎉

https://www.facebook.com/groups/693260370883251/

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November | Gabrielle Lord
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November wrap up! An ok month for me but not the best. Heart So Fierce was excellent as expected, and Tunnel of Bones was good. The others were mediocre to down-right disappointing.

Sace That cover for Hanger Management is 😂😂😂 6d
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Sorry for Your Loss | Jessie Ann Foley
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Mehso-so

As much as I liked the writing, I had a hard time finding the direction of the story, or the point. It was as if the story had an identity crisis. I enjoyed the characters, but some parts were unnecessarily over dramatic and the main character remained out of focus. The end (if you can call it that) was anticlimactic. More of a 2.5 stars, I'm rounding up to 3.

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Instagram | Joanne Mattern
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I've been hanging out on Instagram a lot. Find me over there. 😉 I enter a lot of giveaways so please comment your handle here and if I'm allowed to tag you.

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SassyPants617 Following! Mine is Sasshole_617. Feel free to tag me in aaaallll the giveaways! 1w
kaysworld1 Kaysworld1 for just about everything 😆 1w
EKonrad @ekonrad and tag me anytime! 7d
BookwormAHN Bookwormahn is also my id over there and feel free to tag me 😺 7d
thebacklistbook I'm on Instagram with the same handle as here. Feel free to tag. 7d
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Thankful | Eileen Spinelli
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tracey38 Happy Thanksgiving! 1w
Bookzombie Happy Thanksgiving! 🍁🦃 🍂 My husband and sister. Health and happiness. Litsy and Littens. 1w
Nute Thankful for you, Ms. Patty. I hope that you had a wonderful day yesterday!🧡 1w
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This book wasn't at all what I expected, it was better...if that's even possible. Kemmerer is a genius. She can weave a tale like no other. I do not like alternating point of views but it works for this series. I missed Harper a lot; I thought we'd see more of her. That ending? C'mon! Now we must wait for book 3.

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Tunnel of Bones | Victoria Schwab
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I'm such a sucker for Schwab. She's the master of word and I will read whatever she pens on paper. Throw any genre, any age level, any topic at her and she will conquer.

The City of Ghosts series has a parallel feel to The Archived but I still love it. Although this is a middle grade series, book 1 felt a bit more intricate and layered than book 2. I enjoy the characters, dialogue, flow and world building. Bring on book 3!

Moonprismpower Oooh I just read these! And I suggested them for inspiration for a local artist taking a stab at writing ya or juvenile bookI love them. 2w
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Love Lettering | Kate Clayborn
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Mehso-so

Syrupy sweet, Love Lettering is a romance with a very, very slow beating heart. The premise had potential and I really wanted to like it more than I did. The characters are endearing & charming, but the story is bogged down by semi- torturous, long winded inner monologue. I was surprised & blindsided by the sex scene as it seemed to not flow with the rest of the story. Cute & quirky storyline, la la la, then BOOM--hot & heavy. 2⭐. Thx 2 netgalley.

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The Undoing of Thistle Tate | Katelyn Detweiler
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A unique story with a fresh voice. This was definitely short and sweet, but was able to hit various emotional chords. I enjoyed the writing, characters and plot. I almost teared up at the end. I'm torn between 3 and 4 stars, but when compared to the other books that have recently earned 3 stars from me, this book is a 4. I'm not a big fan of the cover though.

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Ninth House | Leigh Bardugo
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks So beautiful 🖤🖤🖤 4w
IheartYA @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks thank you so much❤ 4w
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The Bone Witch | Rin Chupeco
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Mehso-so

⭐⭐⭐/5
I don't want to write a detailed review because I'm involved in a 9 month long round of Traveling Books. We're in the first month and I'd rather not spoil anything for the other readers involved. 😉

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Beautiful photo 🖤🖤🖤 4w
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The Swap | Antony Moore
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We have 2 swap sign ups over in MBC Book Buddies on Facebook. One swap is for a book only, and the other is for a bookish box. Check the announcements for links. 🎄

https://m.facebook.com/groups/371742460206652

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🤣🤣

Sharpeipup Truth! 1mo
Copwithabook Yessssss 1mo
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Serious Moonlight | Jenn Bennett
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Bennett has such a way with words. Her characters are irresistibly relatable, and her stories are deeply emotional. I might just read anything she puts on paper.

PageTurner789 I want to read this one! I just got her book Starry Eyed from the library yesterday but I haven't read it yet!
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IheartYA @PageTurner789 Starry Eyes was very good, too! 1mo
PageTurner789 This one sounds good too! 4w
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The Black Witch | Laurie Forest
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Scream All Night | Derek Milman
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I loved this book immensely. It's only $1.99 right now on Kindle! 😯😯

JoScho I loved it too! 1mo
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Diamond City | Francesca Flores
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This was a multifaceted, well-written, action packed ride. I thought it was going to be a quick and easy read, but it wasn't. I enjoyed the character development, but sometimes the story was so detailed that it bogged down the pace a tad. I wasn't fond of the timeline transitions as a few were abrupt. I really liked the smart, sassy, and strong-willed main character. Thank you to Netgalley and goodreads for granting me an ARC to review.

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American Royals | Katharine McGee
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Library haul. It's not like I own 100 books I haven't read yet, or anything. 😬🤦‍♀️🤣
#libraryhaul #youngadult #ya #fantasy #contemporary #bookstagram #books

ginaking I really liked Serious Moonlight & American Royals. 1mo
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Unholy Magick | Kali Rose Schmidt
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Mehso-so

I expected this to be deliciously sinister, phenomenally powerful. It was not. I wanted this to be deep and magnificent but all I found was a shallow pond of ordinary. The excessive cast of unrelatable and unlikable characters, stirred with alternating POVs and unnecessary details clogged up the storyline. If I hadn't liked the writing so much, The Swallows would have been swallowed up by my DNF pile.

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Black Flowers | Jesse Muchmore
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Mehso-so

Black Flowers is a very well written book of odd short stories. Some stories were great and creepy, others were average and strange. The writing style is excellent and Muchmore was able to detail the characters and setting flawlessly. The cover is gorgeous and reflects the feel of the book. Overall, a quick, fast paced, eclectic read. I received a copy for free from BookSirens and I am leaving this review voluntarily.

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Illusionary | LeAnn Mason
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Superbly written, executed and edited, The Scarlet Huntress will leave you wanting more of the story. Fantasy, love, magic, witches, and shifters, yes, please. And that cover! My only major gripe is wanting a deeper romance factor. It had an insta-love vibe which kind of annoyed me. I am impressed, and surprised at how much I liked The Scarlet Huntress. I'll be sure to keep an eye on the continuation of "Scarlet's" story, and this author.

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The Names | Don DeLillo
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I was nominated to do the name challenge. I had enough books to make my full first name-Patricia. I nominate @LibrarianRyan @TheDaysGoBy @Alora @princesspeanutsmommy @Eggs @Rissa1 @kamoorephoto @Andrew65 @JenReadsAlot @RachaelFryman
#namechallenge

kamoorephoto I love the books you chose!!!! 💓💓💓💓 I will (try to) do this tomorrow when I‘m not lying in bed with horrible TMJ pain (and resulting headache and general shitty feeling - plus I‘m hungry) 😖 2mo
kamoorephoto PS. This is beautiful! 2mo
Eggs Thanks for the tag 💕🤗🥰 2mo
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Alora Thank you for the tag! This looks so fun! Let me see if I can spell my name...😱😍📖 2mo
TheDaysGoBy Thanks for the tag! It was fun! 2mo
Andrew65 Fantastic, thanks for the tag. 2mo
Rissa1 Thanks for the tag, I will be working on this today. 2mo
princesspeanutsmommy Fun! I'll have to figure out how to do this with ebooks lol 2mo
IheartYA @princesspeanutsmommy photo collage? 🤷‍♀️😊😂 2mo
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Candlenight | Phil Rickman
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I love sipping tea while reading with a burning candle nearby. Ahhhhh....cozy.
I know it's not even Halloween yet but I'm impressed with this Cranberry Clove scent. What's your favorite candle to burn while reading?

Alora Mmmm those look delicious 👌🏽😍💜 2mo
Alfoster Well, we‘ll all just come to your house!😂😂😂 2mo
IheartYA @Alfoster c'mon over! Bring a book. 😉❤ 2mo
DuckOfDoom I am still searching for good smelling candles. I have a lot of the Fairyloot ones, but they either have a sickly sweet smell or just smell like soap. Those sound good, though😍 2mo
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The Casquette Girls | Alys Arden
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Very close to being 5 stars. I generally do not like books this long. This one took a while to get the story rolling....kinda dragged out in the beginning, and in other parts. Very unique story and the characters were well developed. Many twists and turns. It was woven masterfully. I wonder what will happen next!#bookstagram #bookworms #ilovereading #youngadult #ya #fantasy #bookblog #bookreview #thecasquettegirls #read #nola #thecasquettegirls

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Resurrection Girls | Ava Morgyn
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Mehso-so

Not what I expected. This was dark and depressing. The story was simple, but it had the potential to dive deeper, be more raw and vulnerable.

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The Bone Houses | Emily Lloyd-Jones
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Mehso-so

A good, unique read for fall. I enjoyed the characters, atmosphere and story. The book could have been GREAT but pacing issues and the simplistic writing style bogged it down. I didn't care for the term "bone houses"; a better concept could have been found.

Endowarrior21 I have been calling them ina gcónaí marbh in my head as I am reading. I am almost done hopefully I can finish it tonight after I get out of work so I can start Serpent and Dove. 2mo
CoffeeCatsBooks Yikes, I have this in my TBR pile for the month and all I keep seeing are so-so ratings. 😕 2mo
Endowarrior21 @CoffeeCatsBooks I love it but the name Bone Houses hence why I changed the name in my head to the Gaelic name for them. 2mo
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I've been entering a lot of book giveaways on Instagram. I want to make sure I'm tagging people who want to be tagged in giveaways. Please leave your IG below so I can make a list. Thank you!

GypsyKat I don‘t love it, but I don‘t mind if people tag me now and then. 2mo
LibrarianRyan I‘d love to know but I make Josh enter them for me since I do t have insta. 2mo
IheartYA @LibrarianRyan Haha. I think you need your own, especially with all your amazing creations! 2mo
Alora @alora_reads thank you! :) (edited) 2mo
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Who is the Bloody Book Killer? Could it be ME? 😯🤔 Check out the evidence and clues, then cast your vote!
https://www.facebook.com/groups/693260370883251/

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The Casquette Girls | Alys Arden
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Book Club Announcement:
Author Alys Arden will join our discussion of The Casquette Girls! I'm so excited for this one. This book is amazing! @MonthlyBookClub
https://www.facebook.com/groups/693260370883251/

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Teeth in the Mist | Dawn Kurtagich
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Mehso-so

Odd, strange, unusual. Dark, sinister, twisted. Confusing. I wanted to like this so much, but it didn't make much sense. The writing style is like a puzzle box full of corner pieces, impossible to put together and get the full picture. The premise had heart, the artwork and effects were a unique touch, and the creep factor was definitely there, so that is why I am generously giving 3 stars.

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Reign of Shadows | Sophie Jordan
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Where I End and You Begin | Preston Norton
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Mehso-so

Cute and quirky, but I expected something more. Although semi-entertaining, the MC's inner monologue bordered the fine line between charismatic and annoying; so much of it was unnecessary. There were a few LOL moments, especially during friendly banter. I was interested in the story but it had pacing issues, and it could have easily been 300 pages instead of 400. I could, however, see this being a funny Netflix-type movie.

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The Black Witch | Laurie Forest
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The Black Witch discussion with the author is this Saturday! @MonthlyBookClub
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Mehso-so

I really wanted to like this, but I didn't. It fell flat, felt superficial, and struggled to pull me in. It's a short read, otherwise I would have quit. The writing style left much to be wanted, and the overuse of unnecessary hyphenatation (almost on every page) grated on my nerves. It lacked passion but had potential, which is really sad because I had high expectations. Sadly, 2 stars.

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Reign of Shadows | Sophie Jordan
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A quick adventure. Action, love, monsters, a secluded tower in the wood, a kickass heroine princess, the fight for survival, the necessary elements of a fantasy...it's all here. And with that cliffhanger, how could I not read #2? Onward I go!

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The Nightingale | Kristin Hannah
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Not my usual or preferred type of story. I enjoyed it but it's slow pace failed to grasp my attention at times. Full of details and emotion, especially the last 20 or so pages when I didn't want it to end. It was a solid 3 stars, but the ending bumped it up to 4.

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I won this book on IG. It sounds really good! #sixgoodbyesweneversaid

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Ignite the Stars | Maura Milan
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Mehso-so

A simple photo for this one because the book wasn't great. I wasn't sure what to expect. I'm not a fan of sci-fi but wanted to read something different. I wavered between 2 and 3 stars. After a slow start, this was fast paced, full of action and strong characters. The writing was mediocre, and the story was confusing and far-fetched. It had trouble keeping my interest. Not sure if I liked it enough to read #2.

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The Black Witch | Laurie Forest
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dizie_lizie Beautiful photo! 3mo
IheartYA @dizie_lizie Thank you. It took a long time to get right. ❤ 3mo
MommaReads I loved this book! Devoured it ❤️❤️ 2mo
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Checking that everyone has heard of thriftbooks. 😉
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Maude I am a big fan of Thrift Books 🤗 3mo
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Frankly in Love | David Yoon
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FRANKLY IN LOVE is one of the biggest YA books of the Fall.You can get your copy TODAY from BOTM YA for just $9.99 with code GROW.
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The Black Witch | Laurie Forest
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Cathyloves2read I just won a copy!! So excited!! (edited) 3mo
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Creepy, dark and weird. Just what I expected. The Mayqueen Murders is a good fall read. I would have rated it a 4 instead of 3 but it had pacing issues and some aspects seemed implausible. The first half was a slow burn but I really sunk my teeth into it after that. I may have nightmares tonight.
#ya #youngadult #creepy #nightmares #booknerd

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Girl Reading | Katie Ward
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Loving my new phone case!
#bookish #bookstagram #booknerd

Lovesbooks87 I love it! Where did you get it from? (edited) 3mo
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 💗💗💗 3mo
KirstieE Omg that‘s so pretty ! 😍💕 3mo
corycatelyn Love this! I had one that was similar before and if I wasn't so obsessed with popsockets I'd get another one 🤷‍♀️🤣 3mo
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Mehso-so

Eloquent, rhythmic, magical and hypnotic prose can surely be found here, but wound around, neither here nor there, is a story somewhere. I just kept waiting for something to actually happen. The plot itself is hindered bogged down by confusing, senseless details for the sake of world building. Reading this was like swimming in a pool of tar. I teetered between 2 or 3 stars. Ultimately, I'm giving it a 3 because I liked the story (once I found it).

Texreader Excellent review 3mo
IheartYA @Texreader thank you! 3mo
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Toil and Trouble | Tess Sharpe, Jessica Spotswood
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One star. "Women and witchcraft" where? These stories lacked substance, heart, women, and witchcraft. Most of the writing was subpar, and some of the stories made no sense while others didn't even have a conclusion. I'm still scratching my head. I enjoyed 2 of the tales, maybe. If you're looking for a good anthology with creep factor, try Slasher Girls and Monster Boys.