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Redfae

Redfae

Joined August 2020

Adding magic into the the world with words
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For anyone needing more The Folk of Air!

The book starts with a young Cardan explaining how he came to be the cruel prince. We learn about his childhood, his romance with Nicasia, and why he was drawn to Jude.

Early Cardan is told a story. I wondered why it was important but by the end it made sense.

I didn‘t love this as much as the series. But, read it for more Folk of Air, backstory, and a satisfying ending.

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What are Friends For? | Sarah Sutton
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The MC accidentally kisses her best friend instead of her crush & her best friend has no idea it was her.

Sarah executes the set up in a believable way, and the emotions that follow are raw and real. All characters are well developed with their own drives and challenges. I loved the snowflake chapter art, and the HEA.

Read it for Friends to Lovers, a sweet romance, and a happy ending.

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We All Fall Down | Natalie D. Richards

Decided to try out the Libby app and decided to give this book a go. Have you read it?

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What are Friends For? | Sarah Sutton
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I‘ve roughly hit the midway mark. The story is so good. I can feel the tension, the awkwardness, the pain. I also now have a good idea why the author chose snowflakes for the chapter headings.

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What are Friends For? | Sarah Sutton

Due to my youngest being sick I‘ve more time to read. My goal was to read 6 chapters by Thursday, and I‘m already up to Ch 8.

So far it‘s good. Really good. Within the first three chapters we get to meet the hot guy, and the male BFF. The accidental kiss and tsunami of emotions that follows are brilliant. As someone that crushed on her male BFF, I know the pain of unrequited love, fear of ruining a friendship, the confusion and wanting.

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What are Friends For? | Sarah Sutton
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This book has been waiting in my eLibrary for a while. My plan this September is so read it. #friendstolovers

September is the month my best friend proposed to me, so it‘s a special month. I‘ve read other books by Sarah and enjoy her writing style. I‘m confident I will love this book. Let‘s see…

Let me know if you want to read this with me. #readalong #buddyread

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EMPIRE OF THE VAMPIRE. | JAY. KRISTOFF
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The MC, Gabriel, tells the story via interview with his captor but it‘s done in an immersive way.

When the MC discovers he‘s half vampire, he‘s taken by the Holy Order to train to kill vampires. I pictured Gabriel as the Witcher, a dark broody character.

Plenty of action, blood, gore, and a touch of romance. Great world building and stunning artwork throughout. ​

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Teen Killers in Love | Lily Sparks
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This book is the 2nd in the series but I read it without reading the first.

Jumping straight in at the action was very exciting. Signal is on the run with Eric and out to clear her name. There is a touch of romance but Eric is a serial killer which would make anyone put there guard up.

It was a fun read. ​

I got an ARC from Net Galley and this is my honest review.

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This book is set in a futuristic boarding school where the students train to become enforcers. Aurora gets coupled with Pax. Things get heated until they discover something that drives Pax to attempt getting uncoupled. Meanwhile, the cocky juvie Aurora has been allocated seems to know her better than herself. As Aurora uncovers secrets about herself, she will discover there‘s more to her than just being an enforcer.

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The Seawomen | Chloe Timms
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Wow! This book is dark and twisty.

Esta lives on a patriarchal island where they fear the seawomen, and every challenge the islanders face is blamed on the sins of their women. Punished by god, they must repent to be saved. Esta sees through the lies and dangerously seeks answers to questions that if she was a good holy girl she‘d ignore.

This book reminded me of the darkness of The Handmaids Tale. An amazing debut, Chloe Timms.

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The Seawomen | Chloe Timms

Currently reading an ARC of this book via Net Galley and it is so good. It‘s based on an island ruled by a fear of the seawomen. It‘s twisted religion reminds me of the Handmaids tale. It feels like a thriller with this constant sense of dread if someone, especially a girl, breaks one of the many rules.

KateReadsYA This sounds good. Adding to My TBR 10mo
Redfae @KateReadsYA It was so good. I begged my hubby to let me tell him about it as I needed to talk to someone 😂 9mo
KateReadsYA @Redfae is it a standalone? And I do the same, I always tell my husband about what I'm reading :) 9mo
Redfae @KateReadsYA Sorry, I only just saw your comment. Yes, it‘s a standalone. X 8mo
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The Hiding Place | Simon Lelic
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Detective Fleet is on a cold case following the discovery of a body of missing boy Ben from over 20y ago. The story is split between Ben and Fleet‘s point of view, giving insight into what then and now.

The body is found at a private school. During the investigation more bodies turn up. This amps up the feeling of danger and urgency. With all the twists and turns I didn‘t see the end coming but loved how it linked back to the hiding place.

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Forever Burn | Trinity Lemm
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Tatum & Axel have a complicated past. This bad boy romance is a rollercoaster ride of their ups and downs as they figure out if they work or make things worse. On top of that, girls are throwing themselves at Axel, and Tatum has a persistent creep. There were points when I thought they‘d never get a happy ending, but I kept turning the page after every drama. It led to a satisfying ending that definitely left me wanting book two!

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Ocean Heart | Ally Aldridge
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Popped into my local bookshop and discovered my book on the shelf. Time for a #shelfie 🥰

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Today is World Mental Health Day (10 Oct).

This book made me cry, shake with rage, and a whole roller coaster of emotions. It isn‘t an easy read, as it tackles tough topics like suicide, and bullying. But, it‘s written so well, I highly recommend this book.

#mentalhealth #yafiction #burnbright

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Brave New Girl | Grace Herbst
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Can you out run your past?

A story about taking responsibility for your actions, forgiveness, and starting over.

A clean, easy YA read. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

#yafiction #yacontemporary #teenread #yabook #comingofage

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AGENT: Undone | Cassidy Reyne
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This romantic suspense has complex characters with rich backstories. Tackling hard topics like trafficking in a sensitive way, whilst building up the tension and romance between the main characters. This novel will have you on the edge of your seat.

#summerread #indiebook #indieauthor #romanticsuspense #worldindiewarriors

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The Mirror Souls | Julia Scott
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The Mirror Souls | Julia Scott
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What are you currently reading?

I‘m always reading one eBook & one paperback. I just started The Mirror Souls by Julia Scott, and I‘halfway through Joy‘s Summer Love Playlist by Piper Bee.

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Meraki: A Syren Story | Naomi Kelly
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Sexy Siren? Hot Warlord? An epic battle at the end? Yes! Yes! Yes!

This is the first book in Naomi‘s Syren series can be read as a standalone. Meraki has great Worldbuilding introducing you to the isles, syrens, gods, magic, and a whole cast of fantastical creatures.

Wren is a runaway syren princess. Kellan is the warlord that needs a syren‘s song to save his family. He kidnaps Wren, but with her comes her tyrant mother‘s wrath!

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The Mirror Souls | Julia Scott
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The YA Books Bingo Card by World Indie Warriors for their summer reading challenge!

I‘m planning to start with The Mirror Souls by Julia Scott - it‘s been on my Kindle forever! I‘m currently reading Finn by Ellie Mitten with my son. I‘ve already read & reviewed Brave New Girl by Grace Herbst, and Red Blood by Kaitlyn Legaspi.

#summerreadingchallenge #bookbingo

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AGENT: Undone | Cassidy Reyne
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The Romance Books Bingo Card by World Indie Warriors for their summer reading challenge!

I‘ve already read & reviewed Agent Undone by Cassidy Reyne, Duet Rubato by Claerie Kavanaugh, and Amelia‘s Story by Nicola Hebron. I‘m well on my way to a line of three or more!

#summerreadingchallenge #bookbingo

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The Fantasy Books Bingo Card by World Indie Warriors for their summer reading challenge!

The urban fantasy, Fate of the Blue Moon by H.B. Lyne is on my shelf, so it‘d be an easy one to start with. I can also highly recommend Crown of Conspiracy by Kara S. Weaver, and Sorceress of Truth by J.D. Groom.

#summerreadingchallenge #bookbingo

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It‘s Indie Author Week UK!

Join me on Tues, 15 June at 8pm (GMT+1), where I will be joined by some awesome Indie Authors to chat about why we love being Indie.

Here is the event link for the viewers to watch the Stream: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=TG1203XOADs

#indieauthorweekuk #indieauthors #indiebooks #booktube #authortube

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Brave New Girl | Grace Herbst
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I wanted to see Ashley go wild and hit rock bottom but the story starts after that. There were a few occasions I felt the story was too safe but overall it‘s a great story about taking responsibility for your actions and forgiveness. It‘s well written, quick & easy to read, with a satisfying ending. It‘s part of a series but can be read as a standalone. I gave it ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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It‘s Indie Author Week UK!
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What better way to kick it off than with a book foot stack of indie books.
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#indieauthorweekuk #indiebooks #indieauthors #bookstack #footstack #felixstowe

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This story was brilliant. The stakes were high, the danger real, and it had me turning the page every chance I got.

April is easy to like and relate to, despite being a mer princess. All the characters are well thought out with clear motives that make sense, even the villains. I really enjoyed the pearl magic system.

#mermayreadalong #mermay #mermaid

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The Mermaid's Sister | Carrie Anne Noble
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This is one of my DNFs. It‘s not the books fault.

My sister bought it for me and I packed it in my maternity bag. But, when my son was born I barely got a moment to read.

Then, I rediscovered it whilst pregnant with my daughter. This time I read before she was born, but I was so tired in the evenings, I struggled to read and only managed a few chapters.

I‘m determined one day I will find the perfect time to enjoy this book.

Allylu Listen to the audiobook. It is well done. 2y
Redfae I can‘t get into audio books. I wish I could. X 2y
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Ingo | Helen Dunmore
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It‘s forever since I read this book, but you know it‘s good when the story stays with you. Ingo is set in Cornwall and the setting is described vividly. I do remember feeling a bit worried about them discovering the underwater world and feared it was a trick. I probably shouldreread it as an adult and rediscover Ingo.

This was my first mermaid book. What was your first mermaid book?

#mermaid #mermay #mermaidfiction

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The Rookery | Deborah Hewitt
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Full review on my blog: https://allyaldridge.com/book-review-the-rookery-by-deborah-hewitt-the-nightjar-...

Spoiler alert. I recommend this book. 📖 😉

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Check out my recent Behind the Book blog post with author Hannah Reed about Tenebrasco. This YA Contemporary Fantasy is the first book in her The Pearl Wielders trilogy.

It‘s also my current read for #MerMay as I‘m taking part in the #MerMayReadalong

https://allyaldridge.com/behind-the-book-tenebrasco-by-hannah-reed/

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This is a brilliant retelling of a popular folktale. I like poetry that rhymes and this is how the story is told. Every page had a short poem that pushed the story on, and throughout the book pages are the beautiful illustrations.

I loved this quick read and would recommend it to anyone that loves children‘s fiction, poetry that rhymes, and folktales. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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The Rookery | Deborah Hewitt
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This book has loads of magic and I loved seeing the different powers. The soul birds were new to me and I loved them, and how Alice‘s unique gift gives her insight into the motives of others.

It felt a bit like a mystery with fantasy, as the MC collects info, pieces it together, and saves The Rookery. If you enjoy mysteries and fantasy then you‘d love this.

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I‘m currently reading Tenebrasco by Hannah Reed for the #MerMayReadalong. 

I‘m also reading Brand New Girl by Grace Herbst, and The Rookery by Deborah Hewitt. What are your reading?

#MerMay #Readalong #currentlyreading

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Ocean Heart | Ally Aldridge
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To celebrate #MerMay and Ocean Heart finally being available on Google Play, I have made it free. If you read books on GPlay, go treat yourself.
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1 to 7 May - Free to all, Worldwide
1 to 31 May - Free to my followers on Ko-Fi
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https://ko-fi.com/redfae
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#mermay #bookdeal #freebook #googlebooks #mermaid

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I hate telling in a story, but everyone does it. Sometimes it is necessary, but the best stories use more showing.
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I wanted to improve this skill in my writing. I think I may read this next to help with my self edit of Sky Heart. Hopefully it‘ll help me cut unnecessary “telling” and improve the “showing.”
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#showdonttell #writingresource #writingfiction #fictionwriter #fictionauthor

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The workbook breaks Worldbuilding down, getting you to think about things you otherwise may have neglected.
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Flicking through, I really like the bonus section on magic systems at the end. It‘s full of all the difficult questions my husbby asks when I‘m trying to figure things out.
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Angeline is behind the Unstoppable Authors podcast & Indie Fire Festival.
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#writingresource #worldbuilding #angelineandtheworld #indiefire #unstoppableauthors

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This book is an anthology of chapters to help indie authors, but would be useful for all authors. From writing to publishing to marketing, this book covers it all!
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Extra awesomeness is ALL PROFITS GO TO THE ENCEPHALITIS SOCIETY!
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And, I‘ve connected with most of the authors on Instagram and they are lovely people.
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#indieauthors #selfpublishing #writingresources #authorship #indiewritingwisdom

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On my #TBR is Story Genius by Lisa Cron.
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It is a step by step guide on how to create a compelling novel. It use brain science to make it work.
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The book came highly recommended by a friend and I thought it might be useful to help improve my messy method of plotting (or not really plotting) a novel.
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Are you a plotter, discovery writer, or something in between?

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Unknown Book 7535597 | Unknown Unknown
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I set myself a goal to buy one writing resource book each month to continuously develop my writing skills. These were all highly recommend but... I haven't read a single one yet 😂.

Have you read any of these? What is your favorite book on writing?
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#writingresources #writingbooks #writingtips #writingadvice #writingfiction #indieauthors #writingcommunity #writersofinsta #booksonwriting #tbrconfession #toread #tbrpile

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The Word Loss Diet by Rayne Hall is a brief guide on words to Find & Delete, and gives examples of when you should. This helped me tighten up my book during self editing.
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#writingcommunity #writingbooks #writingfiction #writingresources #resourcebook #thewordlossdiet #
#raynehall #selfediting

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The Emotion Thesaurus by Angela Ackerman & Becca Puglisi helps with showing not telling emotions. I used it during editing to add more to certain scenes. I‘ve now bought more in the series.
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#writingbooks #writingfiction #writingresources #resourcebook #theemotiontheasarus #thesaurus
#AngelaAckerman #BeccaPuglisi #selfediting

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Save The Cat Writes A Novel by Jessica Brody is to help with plotting the acts needed in a gripping book (I used it for editing to check my pacing).
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#writingbooks #writingfiction #writingresources #savethecat #savethecatwritesanovel ##jessicabrody

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#QOTD What‘s your most used writing resource book?
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#AOTD I always forget to share my writing resource books. This little collection were the three titles I used most when working on Ocean Heart.
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Ness‘ demi-demon nether magic is quick and deadly. She‘s a fabulously complex character. Love interests Elias and Nolan, help Ness discover what she needs.

The World building was immersive bringing the world to life. I wish this was a series so I could have more Ness! But, Elexis does bring the book to a satisfying close. I loved the drama, romance, of a world where demons, werewolves, and vampires, exist. READ IT!

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I‘ve done a series of blog posts interviewing Hawaiian author C L Waters about her YA Contemporary novels tackling hard topics.

Her books look absolutely stunning and I want to buy them all for my shelves. 💛

https://allyaldridge.com/behind-the-book-the-bones-of-who-we-are-by-c-l-waters/

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The Rookery | Deborah Hewitt
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I got an ARC of The Rookery (book 2) by Deborah Hewitt from Net Galley. Is anyone else reading it or read book 1?

I decided not to do anymore ARCs this year as my #TBR is too high but I can‘t help myself. 🤦‍♀️

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Red Blood | Kaitlyn Legaspi
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Neela is a feisty young vigilante, with unbound powers, that‘s grown up hiding in the slums. She meets Amil, a young assassin everyone is cautious of. He becomes her friend, which draws the attention of his nasty brother.

Red Blood is a fast paced action with superpowers. It‘s like Naruto, but without the school. A well thought out magic system and World-building brings the story to life.

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I read lots of amazing books last year but this book moved me like no other. Anyone got any similar recommendations?

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I‘m a slow reader but I still enjoy hearing about the books others are reading. I want to discover more YA Fantasy, please let me know if that‘s what you read so I can follow.

I especially enjoy fantasy set the real world, fantasy romance/paranormal romance and fairytale or mythology retellings.

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