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LauraWeasley

LauraWeasley

Joined November 2016

"Reading gives us someplace to go when we have to stay where we are." (Mason Cooley)
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Gideon the Ninth by Tamsyn Muir
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Sanctuary | V.V. James
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This one really surprised me! I didn't expect to enjoy this so much but #Sanctuary had me hooked from the start and kept me up way past my bedtime. Dealing with some dark themes (e.g. rape, victim blaming), this book was hard to read at times but it's a real page-turner. The murder mystery with all its twists and turns was so well plotted and the setting was incredibly atmospheric. I also loved the diverse cast of characters and the magic element.

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Pumpkinheads | Rainbow Rowell
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Okay, so I wasn't really sure if I should get this book but after seeing so many posts about it, I caved. #Pumpkinheads was my first #graphicnovel, actually, and I adored it! The story is sweet and adorable and the art is just gorgeous. 💚 It was a perfect October read. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

Also, I really want to visit a pumpkin patch – and I don't even like pumpkins! (Unless they're used as decoration 🎃)

#RainbowRowell #FaithErinHicks #fallreads

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Untitled | Unknown
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I know I've been MIA for a while but I'm still alive! 🙈 I am currently looking for a job and so far it's not going too well so I often feel a bit frustrated and overwhelmed. 🙄

BUT when I'm not busy writing applications and while I'm waiting for some good news, at least I have more time to read. These are some of the books I hope to get to over the next couple of weeks. Let's do this! 💪

#tbr #falltbr #seasonalreading #booklover #bibliophile

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"Look at these wildflowers. [...] They're not fancy, they're not prizewinning orchids or roses. But they don't care. They're just wildflowers, doing their thing, and they're beautiful. Be like them, sweet pea. Just be you and be happy." ?

I really enjoyed this! The story incorporates so many important topics, like racism or abortion, and it does so in a very organic, authentic (and in the case of the Japanese internment camps, educational) way.

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Carry On | Rainbow Rowell
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"What you are is a fucking tragedy, Simon Snow. You literally couldn't be a bigger mess." ~ Baz

I admit I was a bit skeptical about #CarryOn because I mostly skimmed the Simon Snow parts in Fangirl but this book surprised me in the best way possible. I fell for Simon & Baz so hard, and I just couldn't stop reading. ?????

I'm so happy #WaywardSon is coming out soon - I need more #Snowbaz! ?

#RainbowRowell #pridemonthreads #yafantasy

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What If It's Us | Becky Albertalli
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"I believe in love at first sight. Fate, the universe, all of it. [...] I just think you're meant to meet some people. I think the universe nudges them into your path." ~ Arthur ?

I am so glad I finally picked this one up last month! The last third fell a bit flat for me, but overall I really enjoyed this book. I love the writing and the characters, and the story is so adorable! ⭐⭐⭐⭐

#pridemonthreads #whatifitsus #beckyalbertalli #adamsilvera

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The Beholder | Anna Bright
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Mehso-so

I feel a bit 'meh' about this book - it was a quick and easy read and the developing relationships were entertaining but it's very hard for me to really get into a book when I just don't like the main character. Selah is supposed to be the ruler of her country soon but she acts nothing like it. She was much too naive and passive for my taste. Also the world-building was kind of confusing. I did love that it was partly set in Norway, though...

GlassAsDiamonds Have to get to this! SOOOO far behind on Fairyloot books! 🤦🏻‍♀️😂🤦🏻‍♀️😂🤦🏻‍♀️ 5mo
LauraWeasley @GlassAsDiamonds Believe me, I know the feeling! The readalongs have helped me stay on track, though. I always seem to have trouble picking my next read so when a readalong is scheduled that's one less decision for me. 😂 I'm not too active in the discussions but it still keeps me motivated. I have quite a few FairyLoot books from before they started the readalongs, though... 🙈 5mo
GlassAsDiamonds @LauraWeasley I keep missing them (the read alongs!!). Must try harder/plan this month 💪🏻💪🏻💪🏻 If you want to do a buddy read of .... most books before they started the actual readalongs (🤦🏻‍♀️), so let me know!! My Fairyloot TBR pile is quite ridiculous !! 😂🤦🏻‍♀️😂🤦🏻‍♀️😂 5mo
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LauraWeasley @GlassAsDiamonds That sounds great, actually! 😊 Do you have a specific FairyLoot book in mind that you've been meaning to read? 5mo
GlassAsDiamonds @LauraWeasley ahh... dealers choice? Perhaps Even the Darkest Stars but I have an embarrassment of riches of unread Fairyloot books so if there‘s one you‘re more interested in, let‘s do this thing!! 🤦🏻‍♀️🤦🏻‍♀️🤦🏻‍♀️🤦🏻‍♀️ 5mo
LauraWeasley @GlassAsDiamonds This is perfect because Even the Darkest Stars is actually the one I had in mind! 😁 5mo
GlassAsDiamonds @LauraWeasley ha! Cool! Then maybe Girls of Paper and Fire? How shall we do this? (Haven‘t organised a buddy read before!!! 😂😂😂) 5mo
LauraWeasley @GlassAsDiamonds Me neither! 🙈 I guess we just decide when we want to start reading and then talk about the book! 😁 Either when we're finished or we could divide the book into sections, like 50 pages a day or something... That's how FairyLoot does it as well. Speaking of FairyLoot, they're doing the readalong for Sorcery of Thorns next week, so maybe we should start when that's over? And maybe you want to join that, too? ☺️ 5mo
LauraWeasley @GlassAsDiamonds I've already read Girls of Paper and Fire. 😬 I think that was the first readalong FairyLoot ever hosted... 5mo
GlassAsDiamonds Aannnndddd I‘m already behind 😂🤦🏻‍♀️😂🤦🏻‍♀️😂 MUST CATCH UP! And yes! Even The Darkest Stars the week after 😊😊😊 5mo
LauraWeasley @GlassAsDiamonds Urgh, me too! I often fall behind during the week, especially when work is as exhausting as it is right now... 🙈 But mostly I manage to catch up on the weekends. 💪 5mo
LauraWeasley @GlassAsDiamonds Alright, should we give this a go? Or is it not a good time for you? If you wanna wait that's totally cool, too - it's not like I haven't got a ton of other books that are waiting to be read... 😂 4mo
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What If It's Us | Becky Albertalli, Adam Silvera
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Ok, it's time for a confession... Like Ben, I have never listened to Hamilton. 🙈 I know, shame on me.

Reading this book really makes me want to, though! Arthur's enthusiasm and Ben's reaction finally convinced me that I've been missing out. 😁

#WhatIfItsUs #BeckyAlbertalli #AdamSilvera #currentlyreading #readwithpride #pridemonthreads #yareads #Hamilton

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Aurora Rising | Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff
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1. Aurora Rising by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff - I am obsessed with this book already!

2. Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston - it was amazing! Definitely one of my 2019 favorites and I loved the audio production, too.

3. This afternoon I had coffee with two friends I hadn't seen in ages. Also, lots of reading. 😄

#weekendreads @rachelsbrittain

LaurensLibrary I have Red White and Royal Blue on hold in Libby! I think its gonna be several weeks until I get it, though! 6mo
LauraWeasley @laurenslibrary Oh no, that sucks! 😕 But it's so worth the wait! I hope you'll enjoy it when you can finally read it! 6mo
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Caraval 3. Finale | Stephanie Garber
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I've read mixed reviews for this book but I really enjoyed the last installment in the #Caraval series. I do agree that it sometimes felt a bit rushed and too neat but as far as conclusions go, I'm pretty happy with this one. It was interesting to see these characters outside of the game and there wasn't a dull moment. I loved learning more about the Fates. Also, I am now more in love with Julian than ever before. ❤️

#StephanieGarber #Finale

JennyM That‘s a gorgeous edition ♥️♦️♠️♣️ 6mo
LauraWeasley @JennyM Isn't it? 😍 At first I was a little disappointed because the cover is so similar to Caraval but the stenciled edges more than make up for that. 6mo
Clwojick STUNNING! 4mo
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Caraval 3. Finale | Stephanie Garber
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"He smelled of magic and heartbreak, and something about the combination made her think that despite what he claimed, he wanted to be her hero." ~ Donatella

#currentlyreading #StephanieGarber #Finale #Caraval #Legendary #quote #fantasyreads #yalit #signedcopy #bookmark #fanart

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Hunting Prince Dracula | Kerri Maniscalco
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I know May is already almost over but I'm still gonna post my #AprilWrapUp because that was a really good month for me. I read the books pictured plus the tagged one on audio and most of #QueenofShadows (ToG #4) on my Kindle.

I feel like I don't have nearly enough time for reading because work has been really stressful lately, but I'm pretty happy with April.

My favorites were #Gemina and #FieldNotesonLove - totally different but both awesome!

Nute You did great in April! We do what we can when we can. Any amount of reading is better than no reading at all. Congrats on a very good month! 6mo
LauraWeasley @Nute Thank you, that is so sweet! I guess I still find it hard sometimes to not compare myself to others when it comes to reading (and other stuff, too 😬) but I'm working on it. 😉 You are absolutely right though, so thanks! 6mo
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Nocturna | Maya Motayne
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Mehso-so

This is a hard one to rate, because I feel pretty torn... I really enjoyed this book, I loved the writing, and I adored the main characters. But I have a real issue with how similar the story is to V.E. Schwab's Shades of Magic series. It did not impact me too much while I was reading because it wasn't too obvious, at least to me. But now I've read other reviews (some even calling it a blatant rip-off) and I wonder how I didn't see it before. 😟

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Nocturna | Maya Motayne
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"We all carry good and bad within us, light and dark. That is what makes us human. And remember, no matter how far into the darkness we may fall, it is never too late to seek the light." ~ Paloma

So behind in the FairyLoot readalong this time because the last few days have been crazy busy, but I'm really enjoying this book. And I'm in love with this gorgeous edition!

P.S.: After seeing this print I can't help but picture Alfie Enoch as MC Alfie.

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I'm getting seriously worried because my mini apartment is getting more and more cramped with books, but I cannot wait to read these beauties...

#sorrynotsorry #morebooks #bookhaul #birthdaybookhaul #tbr #bookstack #bookspines #bibliophile #booklover

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Obsidio | Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff
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HOW DARE YOU? WHO GAVE YOU PERMISSION TO TOY WITH MY FEELINGS LIKE THAT??? 😵

Ok, I feel better now.

Well, I did it. I finished Obsidio - and I loved every single minute of it! This whole series is so amazing, from the unique formatting to the unforgettable characters and, of course, the incredible audiobook production. (I know, I sound like a broken record, but it's true!) 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

#TheIlluminaeFiles #Illuminae #Gemina #Obsidio #coverlove

ErinSueMreads I‘ve been undecided about reading this series for months. I think you just convinced me 7mo
LauraWeasley @ErinSueGreads Oh, that makes me so happy! 😍 I can't recommend this series enough, it was a real game-changer for me. Hope you'll love it! 7mo
PaulaNovotna Possibly the best series I've ever read! 7mo
LauraWeasley @PaulaNovotna I agree! 😊 7mo
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Obsidio | Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff
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I'm in the middle of Obsidio right now and I'm loving it, but I just don't want this amazing series to end! And I am so worried that some of these brilliant characters won't survive - I mean, we're talking about Amie and Jay here, sooo... 😳 It's making me anxious. I just need my faves to be okay!

#Obsidio #AmieKaufman #JayKristoff #TheIlluminaeFiles #currentlyreading #scifireads #yalit #illustration #quote #KadyGrant #Illuminae #Gemina

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Gemina | Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff
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I am so in love with this series! 💙 For me, Gemina couldn't quite live up to the standard Illuminae set, mainly because there was less diversity when it comes to the documents used and because some parts did feel a little repetitive.

It was still amazing, though! I did miss Kady & Ezra but it didn't take long for me to fall in love with the newbies - Hanna, Nik and Ella. Needless to say, the audiobook was brilliant. Also, the journal pages! 😍

PaulaNovotna I loved the book too, great series overall 😊 7mo
LauraWeasley @PaulaNovotna Right? It's already one of my all time favorite series! I'm reading Obsidio right now and I love it, but I don't want it to end! 😱 7mo
PaulaNovotna @LauraWeasley It was the same for me, I want to re-read it in the future when I forget the plot (which is probably never though) because it was really amazing! Enjoy the rest of Obsidio 😉 7mo
LauraWeasley @PaulaNovotna Oh yes, rereads are definitely on the horizon with this one... 😁 Especially since the audiobooks are so amazing. And thank you! 7mo
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To Best the Boys | Mary Weber
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Ok, I enjoyed this much more than I thought I would! #ToBestTheBoys is a fast-paced read with interesting characters, including a smart, fierce and just all-around awesome heroine. Science plays a big part in this and though that's not my forte in real life, it made for a compelling story. I also loved the blend of the 19th-century-esque setting and the fantasy elements. Bonus points for all the banter and the sweet romance subplot. 🌟🌟🌟🌟

JohannaRose I‘ve been wanting to read this! Thank you for the review! 😊 7mo
LauraWeasley @JohannaRose Aw, you're Welcome! Hope you enjoy the book! 😊 7mo
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To Best the Boys | Mary Weber
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"For the girl who's been told to quiet down, calm down, sit down, or just leave it to the men - this is for you."

So much love for this dedication. ❤️

#MaryWeber #ToBestTheBoys #quote #dedication #girlpower #fantasyreads #yareads #currentlyreading

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Once & Future | Cori McCarthy, Amy Rose Capetta
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"That's what resistance looks like, Merlin. It's not one glorious, shining victory. It's a torch that you keep burning, no matter what." ~ Gwen

I really enjoyed this gender-bent King Arthur retelling! There were some things that bugged me, mainly that a few developments felt a bit rushed, but the humor and the diversity more than made up for that. Can't wait for the sequel!

#OnceandFuture #AmyRoseCapetta #CoriMcCarthy #GirlKingArthur #scifireads

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Legendary | Stephanie Garber
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"It's my story, so clearly I'm the hero." ~ Tella

Finished my reread of #Legendary in preparation for #Finale. I'm really excited to see where the last book in this series will take us.

#fairyloot #readalong #StephanieGarber #Caraval #quote #DonatellaDragna #yalit #fantasyreads #coverlove #nakedcovers #booknerdigans

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Hunting Prince Dracula | Kerri Maniscalco
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Field Notes on Love | Jennifer E. Smith
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I am in love with this book - my only complaint is that it isn't longer. This story is so sweet while still touching on some tough subjects. I just adored Mae & Hugo (and their families), they had brilliant chemistry and their banter was great, too. Getting to know them, watching them get to know each other and accompanying them on their journeys was heart-warming. I also loved that the story centered around a cross country train ride. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

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The Binding | Bridget Collins
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Here it is, my #bookhaul from Amsterdam! The four paperbacks on the right are all from the second-hand bookshop I mentioned in my last post.

Since I've never read Anne Frank's diary I took the chance to get myself a copy from the shop after visiting the Anne Frank House (which I recommend to anyone traveling to Amsterdam).

I bought the other three books on the left at Waterstones - I could have spent hours (and much more money 😂) in there!

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Did you really think I was going to leave Amsterdam without doing some book shopping? On our last day we visited three shops, one of which was The Book Exchange, a magical place full of thousands of used English books. Basically it was heaven - and I'm quite proud of myself for buying only four books there... 😂

#TheBookExchange #amsterdam #usedbooks #bookshopping #booknerdigans #bookloversholiday #booklover

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I am currently in Amsterdam for the first time ever and I am absolutely loving it! Of course we had to visit the Rijksmuseum and of course the library was my favorite part.

#bookloversholiday #amsterdam #holland #travel #library #rijksmuseum #booksbooksbooks #booknerdigans

Freespirit That is amazing!! 8mo
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A Curse So Dark and Lonely | Brigid Kemmerer
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"We are all dealt a hand at birth. A good hand can ultimately lose - just as a poor hand can win - but we must all play the cards the fate deals. The choices we face may not be the choices we want, but they are choices nonetheless."

I loved this Beauty and the Beast retelling so much! I could have kept reading about Harper, Rhen and Grey forever. Can't wait for the sequel! ????

#fairylootreadalong #ACurseSoDarkAndLonely #BrigidKemmerer

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The Orphanage of Gods | Helena Coggan
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Mehso-so

I really wanted to love this beauty of a book but unfortunately I just couldn't really get into it. The premise is interesting but the execution was lacking, at least in my opinion. My biggest issue are the many continuity mistakes that were annoying and confusing and kept pulling me out of the story. Then there are the three different POVs which were too similar for my taste. Also, I just didn't really care for any of the characters. 😕

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Lola and the Boy Next Door | Stephanie Perkins
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"Just because something isn't practical doesn't mean it's not worth creating. Sometimes beauty and real-life magic are enough." ?

This was the perfect read for a stormy weekend - visiting Lola & Cricket in San Fran made me forget about the rain and I loved spending time with these adorable characters.

#LolaAndTheBoyNextDoor #StephaniePerkins #yalit #contemporary #romance #coverlove

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Caraval | Stephanie Garber
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"Every person has the power to change their fate if they are brave enough to fight for what they desire more than anything."

Just finished my reread of #Caraval and I have to say, I enjoyed it much more this time. I think the first time my expectations were just too high which is why I was a little disappointed. ????

I love that #fairyloot is hosting readalongs in preparation for the last book in the series, #Finale, which comes out in May.

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King of Scars | Leigh Bardugo
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"Stop punishing yourself for being someone with a heart. You cannot protect yourself from suffering. To live is to grieve. You are not protecting yourself by shutting yourself off from the world. You are limiting yourself."

In case you couldn't tell, I really loved this book and I need the sequel, like, NOW. ?

#KingOfScars #LeighBardugo #quote #Grishaverse #coverlove #fantasyreads #bookishcandles

That-Bookish-Hiker The ending! 😭😱 9mo
SmartSassery I've recently found this author and I'm hooked. 9mo
LauraWeasley @That-Bookish-Hiker I know, right? How are we expected to wait so long for the next book? 😱 9mo
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LauraWeasley @SmartSassery I know how you feel! I didn't start reading Leigh's books til about one and a half years ago but she's one of my absolute favorite authors now. ❤️ 9mo
SmartSassery She's quickly becoming one of mine as well. Wonder Woman Warbringer was my introduction. Plus her first name is my last! 😍 9mo
LauraWeasley @SmartSassery Haha, that's awesome! I loved Wonder Woman so much - I wish there was more than just that one book... 😖 9mo
ofclumsywords That quote is one of my absolute favorites of this book! 😍 Zoya is such a incredible character, I loved her from the original trilogy but now its beyond words how much I adore her 9mo
LauraWeasley @Ofclumsywords You know what, I didn't care for her at all in the beginning, she just annoyed me. 😂 She grew on me over the course of the trilogy, though. But it wasn't til KoS that she became one of my favorites - I love that we get to see the story from her perspective and get to know her better. 9mo
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King of Scars | Leigh Bardugo
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"Nikolai had been told hope was dangerous, had been warned of it many times. But he'd never believed that. Hope was the wind that came from nowhere to fill your sails and carry you home."

One of my favorite quotes from this wonderful book. ?

#LeighBardugo #KingOfScars #Grishaverse #NikolaiLantsov #quote #fantasyreads #nakedcovers #fanart #illumicrate #eclusiveedition #12monthsofNikolai

PaulaNovotna Can't wait to buy it and read it!! 9mo
LauraWeasley @PaulaNovotna Yay - I'm excited for you! 😁 Hope you'll love it! 9mo
PaulaNovotna @LauraWeasley my copy arrived today! Can't wait to start it 😊 9mo
LauraWeasley @PaulaNovotna That's awesome! 🎉 Enjoy! 😊 9mo
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King of Scars | Leigh Bardugo
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How gorgeous is this special edition of #KingOfScars? ? It was part of Illumicrate's "Saints & Scars" box and I could just stare at it forever...

I cannot wait to start reading this - I'm so excited to return to the #Grishaverse and catch up with Nikolai.

#LeighBardugo #specialedition #nakedcovers #coverlove #fantasyreads #tbr

Shley9225 Omg I should have bought that box 😍😍😍 10mo
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Circle of Shadows | Evelyn Skye
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I read this as part of the FairyLoot readalong and I'm having a hard time rating it. Altough it was a page-turner I found the world building lacking and I wasn't impressed with the magic system. Also, there were some things that just didn't make sense to me. That being said, I still really enjoyed the book and want to see what happens next. I just think the story had a lot more potential - good thing it's a series. 😉

#CircleOfShadows #EvelynSkye

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1. I loved this collection of dark fairytales from the Grishaverse and the illustrations are even more stunning than the cover.
2. I have dentist's appointment. Romantic, right? 🙄
3. Pink.
4. They actually thought I'd be a boy for quite a while. My mom wanted to name me Tom but my sister (who was 3 at the time) wanted Robert and they say they would have listened to her. 😁
5. On it! ❤️

#friyayintro @howjessreads

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The Grishaverse binge continues with this beauty as I wait (not so) patiently for my copy of King of Scars. I ordered the Illumicrate 'Saints & Scars' box and I can't wait to see what's inside. And read the book of course! 😍

This lovely candle was made by Book & Glow and was inside Illumicrate's first Grishaverse box, along with The Language of Thorns.

#LeighBardugo #TheLanguageOfThorns #Grishaverse #coverlove #bookishcandles #midnighttales

Shley9225 😱 I so badly wish I had ordered that box 10mo
LauraWeasley @Shley9225 Oh no, I'm sorry! 😟 10mo
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Ruin and Rising | Leigh Bardugo
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"I just know there's no way to live without pain - no matter how long or short your life is. People let you down. You get hurt and do damage in return. [...] You move forward, and when you falter, you get up. And when you can't, you let us carry you. You let me carry you."

How can you not love Mal? ?

#LeighBardugo #RuinAndRising #Grishaverse #MalyenOretsev #quote #fantasyreads #yalovin #reread

That-Bookish-Hiker I‘m reading this now. I‘ll say towards the end of book 2 Mal was making me so angry but in this book he is just so swoon worthy 😍😍😍. 10mo
LauraWeasley @That-Bookish-Hiker Ok, I agree, S&S Mal was, at times, infuriating, but over all he's such a great guy. But then I see these people HATING on him and it makes me so angry! 😠 10mo
That-Bookish-Hiker @LauraWeasley what!? People hate on him?! Why? He is such a good guy. Even when he was making me angry I still loved him. 10mo
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LauraWeasley @That-Bookish-Hiker I know, right? I was just as shocked when I first found out... Just last night I read a Twitter thread (the originator was acutally defending Mal) and some people were saying his behavior is toxic and I'm just like 🤔 I mean, I know he's not perfect and he does some stupid stuff but I feel like some people read too much into that... 🤷 10mo
That-Bookish-Hiker @LauraWeasley I agree with you, people read too much into that. And honestly I don‘t think he is toxic. Now if you want to talk about the Darkling and the Prince then I could say they may be a little toxic lol. 10mo
LauraWeasley @That-Bookish-Hiker Urgh, don't even get me started on the Darkling! 😂 Glad I'm not alone in my love for Mal, though. 😉 10mo
Shley9225 @LauraWeasley 😱😱 how could you put Prince Nikolai and the word toxic in the same sentence together?? 10mo
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Ruin and Rising | Leigh Bardugo
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1. Ruin and Rising (reread before King of Scars comes out) & Harry Potter - A Journey Through A History of Magic

2. Gryffindor 🦁

3. A Series of Unfortunate Events

#weekendreads @rachelsbrittain

rachelsbrittain I still need to read the rest of the Grishaverse books. Thanks for joining in ❤ 10mo
LauraWeasley @rachelsbrittain Of course, it's so fun! 😊 Well, as I am basically obsessed with everything Grishaverse, I'd say yes, you should read the books! 😂 Which ones have you read so far? 10mo
rachelsbrittain I've read the Six of Crows duology (and LOVED it) and need to borrow Ruin and Rising and the others from my library still 10mo
rachelsbrittain Or whichever the first book in that trilogy is-- I can never remember 😅 10mo
LauraWeasley @rachelsbrittain Haha, I know, these titles can get confusing. 😂 Shadow and Bone is the first one, then Siege and Storm and lastly Ruin and Rising. 😉 Six of Crows is amazing, but I love the Shadow and Bone trilogy, too. It focuses more on the Grisha powers instead of the whole heist theme going on in SoC. Anyway, I hope you enjoy it when you finally get to it! 😊 10mo
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Ruin and Rising | Leigh Bardugo

"Saints, Alina. I hope you weren't looking to me to be the voice of reason. I keep to a strict diet of ill-advised enthusiasm and heartfelt regret."

Nikolai is the best. ❤️ I can't wait to see him take the spotlight in #KingOfScars.

#LeighBardugo #RuinAndRising #Grishaverse #NikolaiLantsov #Sturmhond #quote #currentlyreading #fantasyreads

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Siege and Storm | Leigh Bardugo
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"The Darkling had told her he was destined to rule. He had claimed his throne, and a part of her too. He was welcome to it. For the living and the dead, she would make herself a reckoning.
She would rise."

#LeighBardugo #SiegeAndStorm #AlinaStarkov #Grishaverse #quote #reread #fantasyreads #yalovin #booklover

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Shadow and Bone | Leigh Bardugo
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"I thought that I'd given up on Mal. I thought the love I'd had for him belonged to the past, to the foolish, lonely girl I never wanted to be again. I'd tried to bury that girl and the love she'd felt, just as I'd tried to bury my power. I wouldn't make that mistake again. Whatever burned between us was just as bright, just as undeniable. The moment our lips met, I knew with pure and piercing certainty that I would have waited for him forever."

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Queen of Air and Darkness | Cassandra Clare
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So one week ago I finished #QueenOfAirAndDarkness and I'm still not sure I can accurately put my thoughts and feelings into words but I'm gonna try.

I enjoyed this so much! I just love being in this extraordinary world Cassie created, I don't think I will ever get enough of it. I will say that the resolution of the whole parabatai curse situation felt a little too easy for me but overall I'm really happy with this conclusion to #TheDarkArtifices.

butterbeerheist This art is so beautiful! 11mo
LauraWeasley @butterbeerheist I know, right? I had preordered the Waterstones edition months before the release date but when I saw this illustration I just had to get the "normal" edition as well. ? 11mo
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Queen of Air and Darkness | Cassandra Clare
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The holidays might be over but I am still enjoying my reading sessions next to the Christmas tree... 🎄

My current read is #QueenOfAirAndDarkness, the final book of #TheDarkArtifices and I am loving it. It is so great to be back in the Shadowhunter world with all these characters I have grown to love (or hate in some cases). I am torn between wanting it to last forever and needing to know what happens next...

#CassieClare #currentlyreading #TDA

GypsyKat There‘s nothing quite like reading by the Christmas tree. 🎄 11mo
LauraWeasley @GypsyKat You are so right! It's just so cozy... 11mo
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Can you believe it's not even one week til Christmas? 😱

Anyway, I thought it was high time for some seasonal reads. ❄️ I am almost done with #LetItSnow and it's really adorable. Next up is #AChristmasCarol, which I've actually never read before. I just got this cute little edition and I love how good these two books look together. 😍

#currentlyreading #tbr #christmasreads #CharlesDickens #JohnGreen #MaureenJohnson #LaurenMyracle #coverlove

That-Bookish-Hiker That edition of Christmas Carol is gorgeous! 😍😍 12mo
LauraWeasley @That-Bookish-Hiker Isn't it so pretty? I was so happy when I stumbled upon it in the bookstore! ❤️ 12mo
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After | Anna Todd
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Ok, so I got this from the library after a friend of mine told me how much she loved it.

No offense to anyone who digs this but it's definitely not my thing. I guess I just need more from a story than an annoying girl being sexually awakened by a controlling, possessive guy who treats her like shit most of the time. And I'm really sick of seeing abusive behavior being romanticized in books and/or other media.

It's also written pretty poorly. 🤷

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The Raven Boys | Maggie Stiefvater
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Goodreads 2018 Reading Challenge completed! ✔️

I really enjoyed the audiobook of #TheRavenBoys. It took me a while to get used to Will Patton's voice and his style of narration but I actually think he does a great job of capturing the different characters.

I'll probably have to reread it as an eBook sooner or later, though, because I keep missing little things - I can't really stop my mind from wandering while listening to audiobooks... 🙄

forestofwords Happens to me all the time with audio books! I‘ve read the Raven Cycle and these books belong to my favorites 💛 12mo
forestofwords And congratulations to completing your reading challenge! I‘m still far from completing mine... 12mo
LauraWeasley @forestofwords Danke! (Habe auf deinem Profil gesehen, dass du aus der Schweiz kommst, also können wir das ja auch auf Deutsch machen 😋) Ich freue mich zwar, dass ich die Reading Challenge ohne Stress geschafft habe, aber ich glaube, man sollte auch nicht zu viel Wert darauf legen... Wenn man sich dadurch nur unter Druck setzt, macht es ja auch irgendwann keinen Spaß mehr, oder? Was war denn dein Ziel? 12mo
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LauraWeasley @forestofwords Da bin ich ja froh, dass ich nicht die einzige bin, der das so geht. Ich kann Audiobooks deswegen auch nicht beim Einkaufen oder so hören, dann merke ich immer, dass ich was verpasse. Deswegen höre ich nur beim Zug- oder Busfahren, und selbst da muss ich manchmal echt aufpassen. 😂 Auf jeden Fall war das erste Buch wirklich interessant und ich bin gespannt, wie es weitergeht... 12mo
forestofwords @LauraWeasley Juhuu jemand der Deutsch spricht ? Jaa da bin ich ganz deiner Meinung. Ich hatte mir mal 100 Bücher gesetzt und weiss gerade gar nicht wo ich stehe, aber ich bin mir ziemlich sicher, dass ich es nicht schaffe, ist aber auch nicht weiter schlimm ☺️ 12mo
forestofwords @LauraWeasley Jaa genau geht mir auch immer so. Darum höre ich meistens nur Hörbücher die mich nicht so wahnsinnig interessieren, oder wenn ich das Buch bereits gelesen habe aber die Story nicht mehr genau weiss. Dann ist es nicht so schlimm wenn ich ab und zu etwas verpasse ? 12mo
LauraWeasley @forestofwords Das macht total Sinn! Aber es gibt halt so viele richtig gut gemachte Hörbücher, dass es mir dann schon wieder leid tut. 😁 100 Bücher ist aber auch echt nicht wenig! Das würde ich nie im Leben schaffen. Die Arbeit nimmt ja leider doch sehr viel Zeit und Energie in Anspruch, die dann oft zum Lesen fehlt... 😒 Könnten aber auch die Fantasy-Bücher mit 500+ Seiten sein, die die Anzahl am Ende drücken. 😂 12mo
forestofwords @LauraWeasley Jaa da hatte ich mir etwas zu viel vorgenommen ? Ja stimmt die Arbeit ? Das kann natürlich auch der Grund sein ? 12mo
Fang88 Gratuliere! 60 ist echt viel! 12mo
LauraWeasley @Fang88 Danke, lieb von dir! Ich bin damit auch sehr zufrieden, auch wenn ich sehe, dass andere 100+ Bücher schaffen. 😂 12mo
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Just started reading this and so far, I really like it. #GirlsOfPaperAndFire was FairyLoot's October book and they're also doing a readalong which started today.

I'm in love with this special edition of the book. It has an exclusive cover (hello gorgeous rainbow colors) and of course the amazing sprayed edges. 😍

#NatashaNgan #fairyloot #currentlyreading #exclusiveedition #fantasyreads #yalit #booksandtea #booklover #readalong #booknerdigans

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Lady Midnight | Cassandra Clare
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With less than a month to go til the release of #QueenOfAirAndDarkness (😱😱😱) I figured it was high time for a reread of the first two books.

The beautiful art print of Jules and Emma (by Tara Spruit - taratjah on Instagram) was included in the September #FairyLoot.

#LadyMidnight #LordOfShadows #TDA #TheDarkArtifices #CassieClare #shadowhunters #trilogy #waterstones #exclusiveedition #yalovin #fantasyreads #fanart #jemma #otp #booknerdigans