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juls29

Joined September 2019

Check out my blog for full book reviews! Www.juliareviewsthings.com
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Crooked Kingdom | Leigh Bardugo
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After reading the Grishaverse series I found Crooked Kingdom slightly more interest than Six of Crows but still not my favorite. I really liked the final scheme but found the beginning 3/4 of the book packing. I might be the only one here, but I don‘t like Kaz and I think Nikolai is a way more interesting schemer! What do you think? Who is the master of schemes Nikolai or Kaz?

julesG I haven't read all of the Grisha trilogy yet, so my answer has to be Kaz. 21m
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Ruin and Rising | Leigh Bardugo
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This was a great end to the Grishaverse trilogy! I was slightly disappointed in the ending, just because everything turned out a little too perfectly for the main characters. I am going to continue with Crooked Kingdom and then King of Scars. (I actually read Six of Crows about a month ago). I can‘t wait to see how all of the stories intertwine.

Scochrane26 Cool cover 5d
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Siege and Storm | Leigh Bardugo
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Having a great ride reading all about the Grishaverse from Leigh Bardugo! I can‘t wait to see what happens to Mal, Alina, and the Darkling next!

MzTownsend I have the first book in the series. I haven‘t read it yet. 1w
juls29 I Loved it! It‘s a super classic ya fantasy feel. I recommend having all 3 books when you read it. I‘ve just been constantly reading them in every spare moment! 1w
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Shadow and Bone | Leigh Bardugo
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I loved this book! By far my favorite by Leigh Bardugo! I was sucked in to the beautiful friendship of Alina and Mal from the very beginning. Can‘t wait to start on Siege and Storm immediately!

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Wicked As You Wish | Rin Chupeco
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I give Wicked as You Wish 4 stars. I really enjoyed reading this book, it had diverse characters and tons of action. The book was a little bit confusing at points and some of the explanations fell flat for me.

Read my full review at www.juliareviewsthings.com/home/wicked-as-you-wish-by-rin-chupeco-review

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Wicked As You Wish | Rin Chupeco
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Starting the New Year off with a bang by reading my very first ARC! This book is action packed and full of super diverse characters. I‘m loving the Filipina MC who reminds me of my lovely Filipina cousin! What a great story so far!

kezzlou85 Ooh I've got this one. Hope its good 3w
juls29 @kezzlou85 I‘m a little over halfway and loving it! 3w
kezzlou85 @juls29 that's great. I'll look forward to reading it then. 3w
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Thank you so much @ferskner for this great Secret Santa gift! I am starting Girls of Paper and Fire right away! Merry Christmas!
#wintergames #TMSkellington @Crimson613

ferskner Yay! I'm glad you enjoyed it! Also I am SO SO SO sorry about the shoddy packing job. I was literally throwing things in mailing boxes as I ran out the door to meet my Lyft to the airport (and made my coworkers mail everything for me). I totally forgot about the "secret" part until today. I hope it didn't diminish your enjoyment! 1mo
juls29 @ferskner No worries about the packing! I love the contents 😀 1mo
Crimson613 1pt!! 12-25 love it!! 😍 4w
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I loved the continuation of Zoey‘s story. Although the main plot keeps me on my toes some of the subplots are getting a little repetitive. Overall though I could not put this book down and am so excited to continue reading!
#wintergames #impulsereads #TMSkellington
 @Crimson613

Crimson613 11pts!! 12-25 4w
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Thank you so much @Endowarrior21!!!! I have been dying to read this and I have to admit I just finished it! I couldn‘t stop. This #jolabokaflodswap was so much fun!

thegirlwiththelibrarybag I‘m kind of excited about the mini vampire resurgence that is happening! This series is back, Twilight keeps popping up on my IG feed and there are new vampire books out (I‘m looking forward to reading one called The Beautiful) 🧛‍♀️ 1mo
juls29 I got The Beautiful for Christmas! I can‘t wait to read it! 1mo
MaleficentBookDragon Very nice! 🎁🎄🍫 📚 Happy #Jolakabodflod 1mo
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I was so excited to get my secret Santa gift today from someone on #TMSkellington! Thank you so much! I can‘t wait to open it on Christmas!
#wintergames
@Crimson613

Crimson613 1pt!! 12-23 oh yeahh!!! 4w
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Six of Crows | Leigh Bardugo
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I found most of this book very hard to read. The first 300 pages were really boring. I enjoyed the action of the actual heist but there was so much build up. I felt like there were too many main characters.
#wintergames #TMSkellington #TBRreads
@Crimson613

Crimson613 16pts!! 12-22 i feel like EVERYONE has read this book at this point and i have some interest in picking it up but maybe now i won't xD i'll see down the line ;) 4w
juls29 @Crimson613 Honestly the end of the story is pretty good, you just have to be patient. 4w
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Got my #jolabokaflodswap package today!!! I can‘t wait to open it on Christmas Eve!!! Thanks @Endowarrior21

Endowarrior21 Your welcome 1mo
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Crown of Oblivion | Julie Eshbaugh
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This book was great! It was super fast paced and hooked me from the beginning. I loved how Astrid would do anything to protect her little brother. I did feel that the ending was rushed the the motivations of a few key characters were unclear and it is really nagging at me. I‘ll put those concerns in a spoiler in the comments, but if you love #yafantasy read this!
#wintergames #TMSkellington #impulsereads
@crimson613

juls29 Ok my two spoiler questions are
Why did Darius enter the race in the first place. Obviously he developed feelings for Astrid during th race, but still tried to beat her in the end. So he didn‘t enter just to protect her...
And why would Jayden bomb the palace when he knew his sister was inside? He never seemed to care about Astrid, only Marlon, but why is that?
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Crimson613 11pts!! 12-14 1mo
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Just sent out my #jolabokaflodswap package to @Hooked_on_books (I spelled the # wrong on the package! Whoops!). I also sent out a secret Santa gift to someone on #TMSkellington (it is not pictured to keep the secrecy!). I hope you both enjoy!
@MaleficentBookDragon @Crimson613 @kymmiesreads @Charityann @Texreader @Rissa1 @JenlovesJT47 @BethM @ferskner @Wonderwoman89 @Karisa

Hooked_on_books So exciting! I‘ll post when it arrives. 🎉🎁🎄📚🍫👏🏼 1mo
Crimson613 1pt! 12-14 EXCITED 1mo
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The Queen of Nothing | Holly Black
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I really loved this series and this book. I thought the characters were well developed. But I agree with others that the ending did not seem quite right. I think it is because one of the super well developed characters acted completely opposite of his character.
#TMSkellington #wintergames #TBRreads
@Crimson613

Crimson613 16pts!! 12-11 1mo
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#TMSkellington #wintergames

My answers are in the comments!

juls29 Pap, pop, lid, lids, lad, lads, lap, lip, lop, hop, hops, pay, pays, hay, hold, holds, day, days, said, pod, pods, pad, pads, yap, yaps, hid, holy, doily, daily, palid, sop, soap, hoppy, soppy, sappy, I, a, ho, ha, plaid, solid, say, lay, laid, lays, play, plays 1mo
Crimson613 236pts!! 12-11 😎😎😎 1mo
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juls29 1. G 2. M 3. A 4. K 5. O 6. B 7. D 8. P 9. E 10. H 11. R 12. C 13. J 14. N 15. Q 16. F 17. L 18. I 2mo
Crimson613 37pts! 2mo
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The Elf on the Shelf: A Christmas Tradition | Carol V. Aebersold, Chanda A. Bell
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I read this to the daycare kids today. They are excited for our elf Jingle to start visiting tomorrow!
#wintergames #TMSkellington #holidayreads
@Crimson613 @Clwojick @StayCurious

Crimson613 21pts! 2mo
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This year my husband and I are going to Vegas. We often go around Christmas time so it‘s a bit of a tradition for us. My dream though has always been to surprise my family with a trip to Hawaii. Some day I will do it!
#wintergames #TMSkellington
@Clwojick @Crimson613 @StayCurious

Crimson613 6pts! 2mo
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The Wicked King | Holly Black
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I absolutely loved this book! It is better than the first. I cannot wait until my BOTM arrives with the Queen of Nothing!
#TBRreads #wintergames # TMSkellkngton
@Crimson613 @Clwojick @StayCurious

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1. 55 books!
2. 30 books. I fell in love with reading again this year :)
3. I am super excited to read The Wicked King and The Queen of Nothing.
4. Watching snowfall out the window while cuddling under a blanket and reading. It‘s so cozy!
#wintergames #TMSkellington
@Clwojick @StayCurious @Crimson613

Crimson613 26pts, Oh! You've been doing great this year :D I also want to read those books, I saw those covers and 😍😍😍 also holly black just usually has good stories xD best reading weather 👌👌 2mo
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The Wicked King | Holly Black
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This is my #tbr for the #wintergames! I also have The Queen if Nothing coming soon from BOTM and that is part of my TBR for December. I can‘t wait to start logging the point for #TMSkellington

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The Cruel Prince | Holly Black
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I‘m finishing up the cruel prince today. The story is great but honestly all the different types of creatures and the different courts is so confusing to me. Are these typical faerie creatures that I am supposed to know about? Would someone explain some of them to me?

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A Constellation of Roses | Miranda Asebedo
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I‘m starting a Constellation of Roses today. I haven‘t seen many reviews. I hope it‘s good!

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Winterwood | Shea Ernshaw
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I give Winterwood by Shea Ernshaw 5 stars. To be honest I really didn‘t expect to like this book. My personal tastes lead me to more fantastical books. Even though this book has an element of magic, it isn‘t overwhelming. I think this book reads more like a contemporary novel with some light magic than a fantasy novel.
Read my full review at www.juliareviewsthings.com/home/winterwood-by-shea-ernshaw-review

readingjedi Love that cover! 2mo
juls29 @readingjedi This is the Owlcrate edition. It is just beautiful! 2mo
OnlyYoo Beautiful edition! I love the contrast of the pages with the dust jacket 2mo
juls29 @OnlyYoo This is my very first book with painted edges and it was really fun to read! 2mo
Elisa This is probably going to be my next read, so I‘m glad to hear it‘s a good one 😊 2mo
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The Kingdom | Jess Rothenberg
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My book haul from Shelflove Crate $5 sale. All books are signed!

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@revellbooks is celebrating 100 followers with a three book giveaway!

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I just finished bingeing Untamed and it was amazing. Probably my favorite book in the House of Night series so far. I love how big of a role grandma Redbird has in this book. Unfortunately I only own the first 4 books in the series and now have to wait and see if I get any more for Christmas. I can‘t wait to continue!

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I really enjoyed reading Chosen even if it was a little predictable. At the end I couldn‘t put it down!

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I tried my best but was not able to make it to 24 hours! I sure had a lot of fun though. Thank you #MrBook1inaMillion and #LitsyPartyOfOne for the fun weekend!
#24b4Monday #readathon

Andrew65 Thanks for playing along and well done on the excellent time you got to. 👏👏👏😊👍🥳 2mo
MrBook FanTAStic!!! 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2mo
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Time to start this Sunday full of reading! I‘m excited to keep reading the House of Night series with Chosen. My time is not where I was hoping for #24b4Monday. I won‘t make it to 24 hours but I plan to go for a big chunk today!
#MrBook1inaMillion #LitsyPartyOfOne #Readathon

Andrew65 Good luck with whatever total you get to. 😊👍 2mo
MrBook MMMMmmmm! 2mo
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In honor of #MrBook1inaMillion and #LitsyPartyOfOne I‘m going to finish up Betrayed while I snack on my favorite snack...Cake!
#24b4Monday #readathon

Lynnsoprano Oh, that looks so yummy!! 2mo
Andrew65 The book and the dessert both look yummy! 2mo
MrBook Another 🍰! Yeessss 😎🙌🏻!!! 2mo
ljuliel Wow that looks so good ! 2mo
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I am loving this book so far. Zoey‘s story is unfolding in classic YA fashion. This totally reminds me of Vampire Academy which I loved! I got in 4:44:44 of reading today. (I‘m not sure if I‘m supposed to report that in a different way). Have fun reading!
#LitsyPartyOfOne #24b4Monday #MrBook1inaMillion #readathon

Andrew65 Sounds good. A good time so far. (edited) 2mo
MrBook You‘re doing fantastic!!! However #24B4Monday works 😊. Just be sure to screenshot your final time on Sunday. 😎👍🏻👍🏻 2mo
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I loved this book and this whole series. I thought Five Dark Fates ended the series perfectly! One thing that I really liked about this series was that there were no dud books. Usually second or third books fall flat in a series but I absolutely loved every one of Kendare Blake‘s books!!!

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This is my TBR for this weekend and #mrbook1inamillion readathon. I have a busy Saturday so I know I won‘t get through them all, but I am excited to do my very first #24b4monday!

#litsypartyofone #readathon

cleoh I loved The Merciful Crow so much! 3mo
juls29 @cleoh I‘ve read mixed reviews for it, but I hope that I will love it! Glad to hear that you did! 3mo
cleoh @juls29 the only thing I would tell you is that it's the first of a duology! I thought it was a stand alone for most of the time I was reading it. 3mo
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juls29 @cleoh have you read both? 3mo
cleoh @juls29 the second one (The Faithless Hawk) doesn't come out until sometime next year sadly, but I'm looking forward to reading it! 3mo
Andrew65 Good luck! 3mo
MrBook WOOHOO!!! Awesome picks! Thank you so much for joining the fun!!! 🤗 3mo
juls29 @MrBook Thanks for hosting! 3mo
juls29 @MrBook Thanks for hosting! 3mo
MrBook ☺️🤗 2mo
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It‘s quiet at my daycare. For once all of the kids are napping at the same time. I can‘t resist the chance to get some reading in! I need to find out what Jules Milone is up to!

Bookish_Gal So hard to get good quiet - and open - time to read with little ones 3mo
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1. I love seeing other people who are reading the same books as me and I love to hear different opinions about those books!
2. Books that I‘m not interested in haha.
3. I‘m not sure
4. I try to post a few times a week, everyday if I can.
5. I think I would enjoy all of those things but as a relatively new Litten I am not sure how to get started.
6. Instructions for new members to join activities.

jillrhudy Yes on #6!!! How are you supposed to have any earthly idea what's going on??? 3mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego If you follow @LitsyHappenings they repost most activities that are happening on Litsy like Swaps, Readathons etc. When I first joined I found that the more people you follow, the more you hear about activities, as people who are participating often repost as well. 😊 3mo
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jillrhudy @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego I joined in March of 2018 and had no idea about Litsy Happenings. 3mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego @jillrhudy I think it's run by a regular user and not admin, similar to @LitsyWelcomeWagon @LitsySwaps . Although @LitsySwaps has been inactive for a while, so not sure who was running that. Litsy is definitely a word of mouth kind of place, and you have to really look around to find things. Which is a flaw for sure. 3mo
juls29 @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego @jillrhudy. Thanks for the ideas! I hope I‘ll find something to join! 3mo
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I‘m pretty new to Litsy but can anyone tell me how to join a Christmas/winter swap and how it works?
Thanks!!!

Texreader I haven‘t seen any general swaps yet for Christmas or the holidays but maybe I‘ve missed them. The key is to keep an eye out for them and sign up when you see a post. Oh I did sign up for a Christmas recipe swap. If you scroll through my posts you should find the link. 3mo
juls29 @Texreader Thanks for the ideas. I‘ll keep an eye out! 3mo
sharread There's one going on. If you follow @LitsyHappenings you might find them promoting it. Let me see if I can find the last one. 3mo
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Five Dark Fates | Kendare Blake
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I‘m up before the sun with two of my favorite things. A homemade latte and a good book! So far I am loving this book, but I‘m not sure I want the Three Dark Crowns series to end!!!

Nute My favorite reading time is early in the morning just as the sun is creeping into the sky! 2mo
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Two Dark Reigns | Kendare Blake
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I got up early this mornjng to spend some time reading this wonderful book!

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Last day of my read along of Marked. I finished the book and loved it! As you can see my orange cat helped me read about Nala, the orange cat in the book! I had a hard time putting the book down during the last 100 pages. I am so curious to find out what will happen next! Good thing I have the next three books ready to read! Let me know what you thought of Marked.
#catsoflitsy #readalong

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Day two of my Marked read along. Today I read chapters 11-19. This section was mostly about two different full moon rituals. I liked learning more about the Vampyres and the rules of their community. I also completely love Zoey‘s friends Stevie Rae and Damien! I also really like Zoey‘s cat. I love female orange cats! Things are getting a little more complicated for Zoey because she isn‘t like theothers. Can‘t wait to read more!
#readalong

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Day one of my read along and the first 10 chapters of Marked. So far I am really like the mix of Vampire and Cherokee cultures. My favorite part was when Zoey described her laughter as birthday cake frosting! I‘m not so into the mean girl storyline and there is some offensive language in here. Some of the 2007 slang is not okay by today‘s standards. Overall I‘m looking forward to reading more! What are your thoughts?
#readalong #catsoflitsy

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My Halloween costume this year will be a cat onesie. The costume looks very similar to my real life cat Daisy!
Congrats on your 10k Litfluence!
#big10k

REPollock I love the cat onesie! Did you buy it or make it? 3mo
juls29 @REPollock got it at Walmart :) 3mo
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I will be reading Marked this weekend! Please read along with me if you‘d like! I will post with my thought on the section each day, and you can add your comments! I‘d love to hear from you!
Saturday - Ch 1-10
Sunday - Ch 11-19
Monday - Ch 20-29 (end)

#readalong #catsoflitsy

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Marked: A House of Night Novel | P. C. Cast, Kristin Cast
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I‘d love to do a read along with someone or multiple people for the book Marked. Would anyone be interested in reading with me possibly next week?

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Anna Dressed in Blood | Kendare Blake
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Having a hard time getting into this one... very similar to Supernatural. It feels like a cheap knock-off.

#catsoflitsy

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Ninth House | Leigh Bardugo
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I give Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo 4 stars. I really enjoyed the plot and Alex‘s character, but I found the book very confusing at times and I did not think the author did a good job of making the book mysterious or revealing twists throughout the book.

Check out my full review at https://www.juliareviewsthings.com/home/ninth-house-by-leigh-bardugo-review

jillrhudy Thank you! I like mystery but when the whole darn book is mysterious it‘s just annoying. Spell it out and sort it out by the end or I feel cheated! 3mo
juls29 Yes! It just felt so forced! 3mo
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I was tagged by @Eggs to answer these questions!
❤️ I‘m located in Minnesota
🧡 I am 29 years old!
💛 I run an in-home daycare and my husband lets me buy all the books I want! (I‘m so spoiled!)
💚 I have been married for almost 5 years.
💙She/her
💜 juls29 has been my handle on everything since I was young. Juls is short for Julia and 29 is my favorite number!

Thanks for getting to know me!

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One Dark Throne | Kendare Blake
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I am totally loving this series. Can‘t wait to read the next 2 books!!! Waiting for them to come in the mail!

kymmiesreads One of my favorite series! 3mo
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