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MelissaJCrispin

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Joined August 2016

Bookworm, Audiobook fanatic, and Author. My YA Fantasy novel Collide, now available! http://www.amzn.com/dp/B01CZ2WPHQ
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A Discovery of Witches by Deborah E. Harkness
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Everless by Sara Holland
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A Discovery of Witches | Deborah E. Harkness
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I‘ve seen the commercials for the TV show. I really wanted to try it out, but alas do not have a subscription. Decided to listen to the book instead. The book is always better anyway, right? 😊 This is the longest #audiobook I‘ve ever downloaded at nearly 24 hours long! #fantasy

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Carve the Mark | Veronica Roth
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To be fair, I started this story with super high hopes since I was such a big fan of the Divergent trilogy. The story was good. I enjoyed it. I just didn‘t fall head over heels in love with it. The sneak peek of the second #audiobook was intriguing. Reviews have hinted that book 2 is stronger than book 1 so I may give that one a try, too. #ya

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Everless | Sara Holland
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My current #audiobook. Time is used as currency in this world. I‘m digging it so far. #ya #yalit #fantasy

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The Great Pursuit | Wendy Higgins
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In my opinion, this was better than the first book. Great ending to a nice duology.

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The Heir | Kiera Cass
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I loved the Selection. I listened to the series years ago. I came across The Heir and thought I‘d give it a try. It‘s a decent listen. I just didn‘t like it as much as the story that came before it. I find Eadlyn a lot less likable as an MC than her mother (America) was. It does give her a LOT of room for growth. The ending was a cliffhanger. I decided to pick up book 2 to see where the story goes next.

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The Great Hunt | Wendy Higgins
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I liked this book. It didn‘t have as much romance intertwined into the story as I was expecting, but the world building and conflict made for an interesting audiobook listen. Kudos to the narrator for the great job with different characters‘ accents.

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The Night Circus | Erin Morgenstern
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I have to be honest. I want to love this story. The audiobook was recommended to me by a friend. I started it over the summer, but keep abandoning it to start others. I don‘t dislike it, but for some reason i haven‘t found my way to the end yet. Eventually I will get there. Hoping to post a review at some point.

TheBogwitch I have to be honest, it was a much better read than a listen, and I adore Jim Dale as a narrator. The reading is luscious while the listening felt slightly less so for me. 13mo
Ceratina Loved reading this book. I‘ve never tried the audio edition, but I think it might be more difficult to sink into listening to it; the passages written in second person, for example, might come off as more jarring than intriguing. 12mo
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I basically devoured this audiobook. Excellent narration! I found myself sneaking in minutes whenever I could because I had to know how it was going to end! Absolutely loved it.

I enjoyed the depth of the characters. I really did feel like each of the authors in the Pen lived full and interesting lives that made them into the colorful elderly people we get to know. They felt real to me and I truly wanted them to finish their last story together.

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Girl in Pieces | Kathleen Glasgow
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It took me a little while to get into this book, but it was worth the wait. I listened to the audiobook over the course of a few days while commuting to work on the train. It held my attention, and really hit me with a lot of feels at the end.

It deals with sensitive subject matter, including drugs and cutting, so not a good fit for anyone in search of a light read.

Loved the author‘s note at the end.

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Say I'm Yours | Corinne Michaels
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I‘m loving this #audiobook so far. The first two in this series were great, but this one is giving me all the feels!

I adore a good love triangle. I‘m totally hooked!!

The narration on this book is excellent, too.

#romance #contemporary #contemporaryromance #lovetriangle

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Loving this story so far. There‘s even a story within the story that I find interesting too!

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I've been itching for a new fantasy series to get into. It's been a while since I've tried any new vampire stories. This is a new to me author. So far, I like it. Totally into the pet wolf, too.

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What to Say Next | Julie Buxbaum
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My latest #audiobook listen. It's pretty good so far. It's mentioned that Kit has an affinity for John Hughes movies, which I happen to share, so what's not to like about her? 😊

I especially like the performance of the male narrator. I've heard him before in Brigid Kemmerer's Letters to the Lost. The character in this story is vastly different, and yet he plays the part really well here, too.

#ya #yalit

MelissaJCrispin This was a good listen. I loved seeing a female lead with a multi-cultural background and a male MC that is not a typical alpha hero. The diversity was refreshing. I loved the author's note at the end, too. 2y
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Heartless | Marissa Meyer
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This is the first book I've checked out by Marissa Meyer. The story felt a little slow at first, but it's picking up a bit now. The narration on the #audiobook is very good so far. #fantasy #aliceinwonderland

GondorGirl This was my first Meyer as well. It was good enough that I checked out the rest of her work and now she's an insta-buy author for me. 2y
MelissaJCrispin Wow. That sounds promising! 2y
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If There's No Tomorrow | Jennifer L. Armentrout
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The book feels like it's off to a slow start, but I get the sense that it's going to pick up soon. I heart JLA so I'm going to wait and see. I'm yet to be disappointed with her, and I have read lots of her stuff.

#ya #yalit #audiobooks #audible

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The Iron King | Julie Kagawa
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My latest #audiobook is The Iron King by Julia Kagawa. #fantasy #ya #yalit #fae #faeries.

I have about an hour and a half to go...

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Switching gears back to fantasy. Angels! Can't wait to check this one out. #audiobook #ya #yalit #yafantasy #fantasy

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Collide | Melissa J Crispin
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I just realized it's almost midnight and I almost forgot to post a pic to celebrate national dog day! #happynationaldogday #siberianhusky

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Letters to the Lost | Brigid Kemmerer
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I'm listening to the latest #audiobook from Brigid Kemmerer. I love her elemental series so I'm excited to check this one out.

#ya #yalit #yaromance

I'm totally into the premise so far. 💛

MelissaJCrispin I LOVED this book! It hooked me immediately. The characters were complex and interesting, and I really wanted them to find their way to happiness, or at least a sense of peace. The torment that each of them was going through was more than believable. I adored Declan. I hope Rev gets his own story, too! 2y
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Into the Still Blue | Veronica Rossi
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A good ending to the series, although bittersweet. Loved it. #ya #scifi #dystopian #yalit

Off to find my next #audiobook series to binge!

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Yup. I finished book 1 and immediately downloaded book 2. This might end up being a binge listen for this whole trilogy. We shall see. 😁

#ya #yalit #audiobooks #fantasy #dystopian #scifi

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Under the Never Sky | Veronica Rossi
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On Chapter 7 of the #audiobook. The story is decent so far. I'll admit, the narrator's voice was a little tough to listen to at first, but I'm getting used to it as I get further in.

#ya #yalit #scifi #dystopian

MelissaJCrispin Okay, so the narrator's voice has grown on me. I'm glad I stuck with it because the story is starting to build and has been good so far. 2y
MelissaJCrispin I'm so glad I stuck with this story. I really, really liked it! By the end, the narrator's voice didn't bother me at all. Makes me wonder if I should go back and re-try a few other audiobooks I abandoned due to the narrator. Maybe I just didn't give it enough of a chance. 2y
MelissaJCrispin Anywho, great story. I immediately downloaded book #2 Through the Evernight. 😊 2y
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What Alice Forgot | Liane Moriarty

On Chap 15 of 36. I enjoyed Big, Little Lies and a friend recommended this other story from the same author. I'm so curious about the life she can't remember!

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Ruins | Dan Wells
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Just finished #audiobook. I thought it was a great ending to the trilogy. Not everything wrapped up in a tidy bow, and I liked that. #scifi #ya #yalit #dystopian

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Say You Want Me | Corinne Michaels
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I recently listened to book 1 in this series and really liked it. Wyatt was one of my favorite characters, so when I saw he had his own book, I couldn't resist! #audiobooks #romance #contemporary #bookseries

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Say You'll Stay | Corinne Michaels
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This is the first #audiobook I've checked out from this author. I'm six chapters in but it's already hit me with so many emotions. I have a strong feeling I'm going to like this one. #romance #contemporary

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Fire In You | Jennifer L. Armentrout, J. Lynn
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I'm a big JLA fan and I've listened to all of the audiobooks in this series. I liked this one a lot, but didn't love it as much as the first three. Still a good listen, though! #contemporaryromance #audiobook #romance

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Collide | Melissa J Crispin
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I met with the book club at Nonnewaug High School on Friday. We had a great conversation about Collide, the writing process, and some of our favorite books!

#ya #yalit #fantasy

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Strange the Dreamer | Laini Taylor
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I finished this #audiobook a few days ago. There were a lot of characters, so it took a bit for me to get a good sense for each of them. This book was interesting. It didn't grab hold of me in a non-stop action kind of way, but the story intrigued me and drew my curiosity. It was more of a simmer, and kept me wondering when it was going to bubble over. I will definitely read the next book when it comes out. #ya #yalit #fantasy

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Maybe Someday | Colleen Hoover
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My current #audiobook listen. This book has me feeling all kinds of conflicted. #romance #contemporary

Dineanddish I loved the audio version of this! 3y
MelissaJCrispin Me too! The narrators did a nice job. 3y
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Fragments | Dan Wells
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I liked the first book in the series, but I liked this one even more. A great #audiobook. Julia Whelan's narration was good, too. Definitely not a stand alone though. #ya #scifi

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Scrappy Little Nobody | Anna Kendrick
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I liked that Anna Kendrick did the narration for this #audiobook. It was an entertaining,
quick listen. #autobiography

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When the Moon Was Ours | Anna-Marie McLemore
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I listened to this #audiobook a while back and forgot to add it to my stack. I found the book itself to be so-so. The writing was good but the author's style and use of imagery was difficult for me to get into. That being said, the dedication in the book was beautiful and powerful. Also, I found the author's note at the end moving as well. #ya #yalit

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Big Little Lies | Liane Moriarty
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My current #audiobook. Saw the trailer for this on HBO and got curious. Intriguing so far.

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Beautiful Creatures | Kami Garcia, Margaret Stohl
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I liked the book much more than the movie.

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Manifesting Destiny | M Pepper Langlinais
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My current YA read on my kindle. About 25% in. Liking it so far!

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The Lovely Reckless | Kami Garcia
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My current #audiobook listen is The Lovely Reckless by Kami Garcia. I loved the Beautiful Creatures series so I was curious to check this out. There's something about this book. I'm hooked. I love it so far...

MelissaJCrispin I loved, LOVED this book! 3y
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Forever with You | Jennifer L. Armentrout
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My current #audiobook listen. I'm a huge JLA fan and love this series! Nick = *swoon*

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The Glittering Court | Richelle Mead
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Started this #audiobook yesterday. So far it's kind of reminiscent to me of The Selection except that the MC is hiding her real social status. Okay so far. Hoping it picks up.

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After the End | Amy Plum
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This was recommended to me by a friend. Passed the halfway point on this #audiobook earlier today. It's a thumbs up so far! #ya #yalit

MelissaJCrispin I wanted to like this book more than I did. I really enjoyed Amy Plums Revenants series and had high hopes for this one. 3y
MelissaJCrispin I accidentally hit send and it doesn't look like I can edit the comment. I was going to say that it was a thumbs up right up to the final chapter. I felt like a little too much was left unresolved. 3y
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Throne of Glass | Sarah J. Maas
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I started the #audiobook this morning. I've been meaning to read one of Sarah Maas's books for a while, so I'm looking forward to this. #audible #ya #yalit

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Partials | Dan Wells
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Started this #audiobook yesterday while going for a short run and continued listening this morning on my way to work. It's been some time since I've read a #YA #dystopian. I'm five chapters in and like it so far. #audible #teenbooks #youngadult

Jennifermeaton Ooooooo I just added it on audiobook, too. Will get to it after Dorothy Must Die ☺️ 3y
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Opposite of Wild | Kylie Gilmore
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I had a 3 hour drive today and decided to listen to a #contemporaryromance. So far it's a fun listen. Good tension and a few really funny moments. Kept me entertained in traffic. #audiobook #romance

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LOVE this trilogy!

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The Conspiracy of Us | Maggie Hall
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I liked this book, though I didn't fall head over heels in love with it. My #audiobook review here: http://melissajcrispin.com/audiobook-review-the-conspiracy-of-us-by-maggie-hall/

MrBook Nice cover though. 3y
MelissaJCrispin @MrBook Yes! That's mainly what drew me in. The cover model differed from what was described in the book, which is a pet peeve of mine. 3y
MrBook Oh, man. Mine too. I've seen that happen with DVDs and I think, "Why?" 3y
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All the Bright Places | Jennifer Niven
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My current #audiobook listen. So far, I'm really enjoying this. I have a sneaking suspicion it's going to make me cry at some point. Time will tell. #youngadult #ya

MelissaJCrispin Just finished this book. Loved it. Can't wait to see the movie! 3y
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