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TugstenDragon

TugstenDragon

Joined March 2019

I live in the fantasy, but I try new things
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Monstress Volume 4 | Marjorie Liu
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Volume 4 done!

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Vespertine | Margaret Rogerson
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Really enjoyed this one, it was engaging and nice easy read. If you like warrior nuns and spirits I would recommend.

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Book 2 done! Man that ending I really need to read book 3. It is very sailing terminology heavy but overall very good read. Exciting didn‘t want to put the book down.

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I'm Glad My Mom Died | Jennette McCurdy
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Finally got a hold of this book, the waitlist at the library was extensive. Thought is was really good and engaging. Some of the subject matter is really difficult to read but overall would recommend to anyone whose had a complicated relationship with family or a family member.

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Sharp Objects: A Novel | Gillian Flynn
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Interesting book, some aspects I didn‘t like but the mystery was cool. I watched the show and I think they did a better job but overall it was a good read.

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Monstress Vol. 3 | Marjorie Liu
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Some panels are so beautiful!!!! I could stare at the artwork all day.

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Kushiel's Dart | Jacqueline Carey
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Really liked this book thought it was different from the fantasy I usually read, I thought ending was okay, don‘t know if I will continue the series. But overall recommend it for someone who wants some spicy fantasy with interesting characters and culture.

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Monstress Vol. 2 | Marjorie Liu
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So beautiful and enchanting

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The Inheritance Games | Jennifer Lynn Barnes
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A quick read but not my cup of tea, ending was a bit disappointing.

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Shards of Earth | Adrian Tchaikovsky
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Good book! Lulled in some places but the characters and plot were engaging.

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Cytonic | Brandon Sanderson
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Loving this series but of the three books so far this was my least favourite but still really good.

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Fevered Star | Rebecca Roanhorse
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Good sequel to the first book! I wish we could spend a little bit more time with each of the characters to see more of how they think and feel. Ends better than the first one but still a bit of cliffhanger, can‘t wait to read the next entry in the series. Very exciting imagery, lore could definitely see this as a tv show.

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Alright book 5 done, long read but lots of action. Definitely some exciting scenes that had me on the edge of my seat. Though some of the character work is painful to read. Overall a good book in the series.

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Nice short graphic novel.

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A Memory Called Empire | Arkady Martine
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So good! Really interesting story telling and immersive world. The ending was okay but everything else was great! Some big words was using the dictionary a lot with this one.

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Holy Sister | Mark Lawrence
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Nice finish to the trilogy, I think I liked the second book the best though.

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Jade Legacy | Fonda Lee
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Wow that was a stunningly beautiful conclusion to this trilogy. My heart was hurting and I cried multiple times but I am a bit of a sap. Definately read this series if you like family drama and modern fantasy.

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Jade War | Fonda Lee
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This series is so engaging every time I put the book down I am thinking of what will happen next and just emersed in the world. I get so attached to the characters that reading some of things happening to them gets quite difficult, this book is straining my heart. Really love this book and am so excited to jump into the third book immediately! I will recommend this series to anyone who likes fantasy

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Starsight | Brandon Sanderson
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So good! Exciting sequel to Skyward, eagerly awaiting the next book in the series. Some really cool aliens in this book and some fun characters.

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Wizard of Earthsea | Ursula K Le Guin
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Good book.

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Really fast read! Good book, left me wanting more

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Queen's Peril | E. K. Johnston
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Quick read, fun if you like the movies.

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Skyward | Brandon Sanderson
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Well I love every Sanderson book I‘ve read and this is no exception. Really engaging throughout and the last chunk of the book had me on my toes with all the excimer going on. I could definately see this getting turned into a movie one day. Which I would watch on a heartbeat.

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The Poppy War | R.F. Kuang
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Overall good book. I though begining was strong, middle fell off a bit for me but the ending was interesting. I think there are interesting themes explored but quite a heavy book that if your not in the mood for can not be enjoyable.

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Ring Shout | P Djeli Clark
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Engaging quick read!

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Jade City | Fonda Lee
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Woah this book was so good! Exciting, heart-wrenching, nail bitting, and such cool world building. I can‘t wait to read the next book, anyone who likes organized crime/family drama or fascinating characters you should read this book.

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Conclusion to the trilogy. It was pretty good, I still feel the first book is the strongest entry but the rest of the series is enjoyable and made me think about a lot of things. This book has cool unique imagery that I‘m still thinking about.

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Have lots of Castlevania vibes with this one. Like the sexy vampires, not a super big fan of the narrative framing device but still really good and entertaining.

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Gods of Jade and Shadow | Silvia Moreno-Garcia
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Really nice book, quick read, liked the imagery and engaging.

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The Shadow of What Was Lost | James Islington
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Pretty good book. Felt some similarities to the Fifth Season from Guardians/Administrators, Gifted/Orogenes also felt some Wheel of time influence. Engaged throughout the book but not itching to read any sequel unless I hear really good things.

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Book 2! Didn‘t pack the same punch as the first book but definitely engaging now I have to read the third book to figure out what happens.

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The Fifth Season | N. K. Jemisin
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Really good and exciting, I enjoyed the world building and the characters. The world feels unique with deep lore and the magic systems seem so fresh and exciting. Hated that it ended on a cliff hanger but I guess that just means I have to read the second book soon!

kwmg40 I loved the entire series! 10mo
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This was an adventure, nail bitting for a lot of it.

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Hyperion | Dan Simmons
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Good read, some stories are not as captivatly as others but some are fantastic! Will defiantly have to read the second book after this.

RaeLovesToRead I'm re-reading this now so that I can read the sequel. Loved it first time round! 😊❤ 11mo
SRWCF Love the cover art! 11mo
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Loved this book ready for the next one in the series!

TrishB A fab series. 12mo
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Wow loved this book! So engaging I wanted to know happened next so badly! At work I would just think about what would happen or how much longer till I could read again. I liked the magic system even if I didn‘t fully understand it, interesting characters, and love the animals.

TrishB Brilliant series. 12mo
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Really liked the second half of this book, so much action and excitement, I think this might be my favourite one in the series so far! Will take a break before continuing but I could just imagine some of the scenes playing out so dramatically in a tv show or movie! Excited for the show I am hoping it will be good.

The_Penniless_Author Just a warning- the next book, Fires of Heaven, is a real slog in places, but stick with it, because Lord of Chaos (book 6) is fantastic! 12mo
TugstenDragon @The_Penniless_Author Thanks for the warning! 12mo
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Finally got around to reading this. So good, really adds a lot of texture and excitement to the cosmere. These short stories have such rich world building and brings some clarity to certain aspects of the cosmere. I am a little sad that he says he won‘t continue a lot of those stories as they leave me wanting more!

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Book 3 complete! Enjoying the series so far, the plot is pulling me along. Starting to have some issues with the characters, but I am liking the adventures each team is going on. Will take a break before reading book 4.

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Quick read, pretty interesting ideas, some I think went over my head. Litsy won‘t let me add a pic from my gallery, don‘t know if anyone else has this problem?

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Book 2 complete

TurnerofPages Starting this now! I've had the entire collection since they came out, but just because of the sheer size of the entire saga I put it off for so many years. No more! The Amazon Prime series coming out gave me the push to read them! I will not watch them until I'm on at least book 4... just in case! Happy reading 📖 12mo
TugstenDragon @TurnerofPages Nice that‘s the reason I started reading too! Yes I didn‘t start watching till I finished the fourth book haha but it‘s looking like it will just be the first book but context is great!! 12mo
TurnerofPages Awesome! I was hoping they stick to the books. Too many times I've seen great stories ruined by poetic license (best example is the entire second movie of The Hobbit!!!). So, since I've read the first book, maybe it's safe to watch the series? 12mo
TugstenDragon @TurnerofPages I think so I‘m only 3 episodes in but it looks like it will just be the first book 12mo
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Tv show coming out soon, so decide to get started, I love Brandon Sanderson, which is why I got interested in this series, really liked the first book felt like a nice adventure. Excited to work my way through the series, heard it has some problems but excited to read a complete series for once ! 😄

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Lies of Locke Lamora | Scott Lynch
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Really good book, cool world building, exciting and engaging. Lots of crazy situations and thief stuff. Unfortunate that these books have been hard to find. Hopefully will continue the series in the future.

RaeLovesToRead Love this book! 😁 1y
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God Emperor of Dune | Frank Herbert
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Slowly making my way through the series

bibliobliss I just started the first book 1y
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Finished the trilogy.

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While not much happening, and the main character dragging his feet the whole time, it was still very engaging I could not put the book down even if I wasn‘t always liking the direction it was going. I don‘t think I would recommend this series to people unless you are big fans of Robin Hobbs writing style.

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Grey Sister | Mark Lawrence
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Good book, very exciting and engaging. I feel like the sequel built on the world building a little bit more. I am curious to see where the author decides to take the series.

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My first book I have bailed on this year. Maybe it‘s because I work in science that I just found all the science history/background tangents unnecessary and not grabbing me into the story. Maybe I‘ll try again another time.

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Highway of Tears | Jessica McDiarmid
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This book was hard to read, learning about all the injustices and sad stories told here. A good book.

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Shaman's Crossing | Robin Hobb
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First Robin Hobb book. I enjoyed it there were some weird sections but overall super interesting and I am excited to see where it goes. If any one has a Robin Hobb book to recommend please let me know.

RaeLovesToRead I loved Assassin's Apprentice. It's the first of a trilogy but stands alone as a story! 2y
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