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Underqueen

Underqueen

Joined March 2019

Bibliophile and logophile.
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The Starless Sea | Erin Morgenstern
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I can't express fully how incredibly beautiful this was! Lyrically astounding and so magical with characters that felt so real it was as though I was reading about friends.

⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐

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Carry On | Rainbow Rowell
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I loved this way more than I expected to!
The ending seemed a bit rushed but the romance more than made up for it ❤️
⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐

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Serpent & Dove | Shelby Mahurin
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This book was incredible! The characters were so real and nuanced, I loved that the lines between good and evil were so blurred it felt more grounded and natural.

⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐

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Ninth House | Leigh Bardugo
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Alex is an amazing anti-hero! I loved this book so much 📖❤️

⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐

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Nocturnes | John Connolly
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Fantastic short story collections. Quite possibly the freakiest clown story ever!
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I loved this book! The prose is so lyrical even with such dark content.
The next book could go in any direction that I'm both excited and trepidatious going forward 😄

⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐

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Beautiful and dark. I'm not one for insta-love but this wasn't that once I read deeper thankfully!
⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐

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DARKDAWN. | JAY. KRISTOFF
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I laughed, I cried, I wanted to throw the book into the past so I could read it again for the first time.
Jay Kristoff is by far my best favourite author andy if you you haven't read his stuff I highly recommend you get on it.
I'll be mourning these characters like I've lost friends.

IndyHannaJones I am purposely dragging my feet to finish my reread of the second one...because I don't think I can handle this trilogy being over. 2mo
Underqueen @IndyHannaJones I put off reading 'Three' the bonus Darkdawn preorder chapter for that reason! 😂 In mourning now it's over. 2mo
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I loved this ending to the trilogy but my goodness Mister Kristoff stabs you repeatedly in the heart on the way!

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So many twists and turns and a much faster pace than Stormdancer! Straight onto the next one.
⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐

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DEV1AT3 (Deviate) | Jay Kristoff
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I devoured this! That ending made me want to throw the book hard enough to hit the author! 😅 Super excited for the next installment 📖❤️
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leahsbookishobsession Both of these books in this series have been phenomenal! 3mo
Underqueen @leahsbookishobsession I cannot wait for the third book! That ending dropped my jaw 😮 3mo
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LIFEL1K3 (Lifelike) | Jay Kristoff
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Loved this book, it reads like fallout meets ex machina!
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Super descriptive, the visuals were so detailed it played like a studio Ghibli in my mind.
I really want a thunder tiger now! 🌩️🐅⚡

⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐

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Pickpick

I found it quite slow to get into and it was only occasional moments of exceptional writing that held my interest and I am so glad it did because that ending was fantastic! Looking forward to seeing how it continues. 😁👌

⭐⭐⭐⭐

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Ignite Me | Tahereh Mafi
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Fairly solid conclusion to the first half of the series. The ending felt a bit rushed but overall a fairly easy and enjoyable read.

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Also the first song I heard after putting the book down was Only The Lonely Survive by Marianas Trench and it is so fitting I want to hear it on a book trailer for this book!

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Circe | Madeline Miller
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This was beautifully written and really delivered the feeling of Circe. It only doesn't get five stars because The Song of Achilles is my all time favourite and this didn't effect me as emotionally, but even still that felt in fitting with the immortal witch main character.
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I just want Memento in the UK for a price that I can still feed my son on. Is that too much to ask! My internal bookdragon is getting desperate 😅🙃

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Caraval 3. Finale | Stephanie Garber
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After taking a few attempts to get into Caraval I'm glad I stuck with it because I enjoyed Legendary more but I loved this ending. Beautiful imagery and relavent character development.

⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐

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I loved this story. So raw and real and heartbreaking.

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"What a strange constellation they all were."

I really enjoyed this series. The realistic relationships mired in fantastical situations. Genuinely likable characters, 3 dimensional 'bad guys' one of which became one of my favourite characters ?
The description in every book is incredible too, really adds depth and grounding to a mystical tale of Kings and Dreams and Magic.

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HOLY SISTER. | MARK. LAWRENCE
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Nona is one of the best characters I have ever read. The story was woven together wonderfully and the action was a physical thing that made me stress over characters I didn't think I cared as much about until I suddenly did.

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Mehso-so

After reading so many incredible books recently these were the mindless fluff I needed.
The story is average and the endings seem rushed in both selections but it was exactly what I needed as a pallet cleanser series.

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I tried to go from Obsidio to Circe and my brain couldn't take it .Usually I reread something old and familiar as a palate cleanser book but my new years resolution was to stop that and tackle my tbr.
So I'm reading the Selection, such an easy book to get through.

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The Illuminae Files 3. Obsidio | Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff
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A great conclusion to the trilogy. Overall I think it was the weakest of the three but still so clever and it helps already loving the characters.
🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟

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The Illuminae Files 2. Gemina | Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff
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Incredible follow up to the first book, diving straight into the third.

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The Illuminae Files 2. Gemina | Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff
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Thank you for tagging me @girlwiththeglasses ☺️

1. A little bit Nina Zenick & a little bit Paige Mahoney
2. The Boneys from the Warm Bodies series by Isaac Marion. Or BeiTech.
3.Barter books 📚♥
4. @Kaceyyyyyy @CandycaneBelle @bookishbartender92

#wonderouswednesday #sorryitsthursdayhere @Eggs

girlwiththeglasses Nina Zenick is my fave character in SoC ♥️♥️♥️ 7mo
Underqueen @girlwiththeglasses I can't not love a hero who brings sweets on a mission 😂 7mo
Eggs 💗💗💗 7mo
bookishbartender92 Oh jeez! I don‘t know who I‘d be or who would be my enemy! Good questions! 7mo
Underqueen @bookishbartender92 it was a difficult choice but I went with who/what the world needs rid of, rather than if I could take them 😂 7mo
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The Power | Naomi Alderman
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I feel like anyone who reads this could take something positive from it. I found that I was worried about the characters while I wasn't reading it. The role reversal and the portrayal of the corruption of power was difficult and incredible.

kaysworld1 Hello there I saw a post on Facebook group decided to follow a few accounts based on the books xxx 7mo
Underqueen @kaysworld1 hello ☺️ that is how I found most of the accounts I follow on here. Happy reading 📖 ❤️ 7mo
kaysworld1 @Underqueen it's nice to actually talk to some people from the group. 📚🙏 7mo
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Underqueen @kaysworld1 definitely, although I'm getting so many great recommendations my bank balance is weeping 😅😂 7mo
kaysworld1 @Underqueen I'm the same my TBR list will never be read there's just far too many books 😆 7mo
Underqueen @kaysworld1 Haha yes, although it doesn't seem to stop us trying 😂 7mo
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The Tulip Touch | Anne Fine
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Thank you to the very kind @DaveGreen7777 for sharing this with me 😁

1. Just dance by lady gaga played in every bar I went in on my 18th birthday night out.
2. Aquarius ♒
3.Anne Fine, specifically The Tulip Touch which taught me to collect the broken people but not to let them break me. I am going to see her in a talk tonight
4. The lovely @cmarie

@Eggs #wonderouswednesday

DaveGreen7777 Hope you have a wonderful time at the talk tonight! 😀 7mo
Underqueen @DaveGreen7777 thank you so much I'm sure I'll update here once I stop fangirling 😅 7mo
Eggs #3 what a lovely sentiment ❤️ 7mo
cmarie Fellow aquarius! Just dance is still a tune, and I hope you enjoy the talk! What a lovely idea to take from a book 7mo
Underqueen @Eggs @cmarie thank you both ♥ it was wonderful, part of my childhood come to life. 7mo
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Epic fantasy at it's grandest. I loved the way it wove together and the characters were so real it made the dragons even more vibrant. 🌠🐲🐉⚡🍊🌳🦋🌊

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And as a bonus the author was lovely when I met her.

SW-T I enjoyed it. 😊😊😊 7mo
Underqueen @SW-T It's very vivid, it had me dreaming of dragons last night 😅 7mo
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Frankenstein: ; Or, The Modern Prometheus | Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
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Book: Frankenstein by Mary Shelley, I expected to love it but I found it very boring.
Movie: Babel. I have nothing positive to say about this tedious drivel.
Song: Mirror by Ellie Goulding, I really like this song it's so melodic I fall asleep 😅

#manicmonday @JoScho

JoScho 😴💜😴 7mo
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The Night Circus | Erin Morgenstern
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Such a visual and moving love story. My ornament always makes me think of Celia and Marco and their entwined lives and magic.

Jeralyn I've really wanted to read that, it looks so good! 7mo
Underqueen @Jeralyn I can't recommend it highly enough. Such a beautiful read 📖❤️ 7mo
cmarie My copy is battered I've reread it so much. And this post has given me an urge to do it again 😂 love the ornament! 7mo
Underqueen @cmarie I think I've reread it every year 😂 thank you. 😊 7mo
cmarie @Underqueen that makes me feel a bit better about putting it back on my TBR pile 😂 7mo
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The Song Rising | Samantha Shannon
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1. A Facebook group that was being archived.
2. I like my hair but it is really long and heavy so I wish it was lighter.
3. Cherry pie. Despite my drunken enjoyment of the song.
4. Ghost adventures, it's so cheesy but so easy to watch I can just switch off.
5. The Bone Season series by Samantha Shannon.

#premondayvibes @pepsicola

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The Black Tattoo | Sam Enthoven
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As much as I loved this book when I was younger the most memorable part for me is the 'about the author' 😂

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Adding to my TBR while illness is keeping me away from my current read. I've heard fantastic things though and it's nice to have stories to look forward to 😊

cmarie I have this on my TBR shelf! Will be keeping an eye out to see if it's worth moving up a bit 8mo
SW-T I was pleasantly surprised by it and really liked the series. Hope you enjoy! 8mo
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I got the full series for £5 I've heard it's an easy, light read so it will do perfect in breaking up some of my heavier reads.

tgram One of my favorite series to read! Really enjoyed the entire series - but you‘re right - a no stress read for sure! 8mo
Underqueen @tgram Glad to hear it, I'm going to need something light after reading Priory 😊 8mo
RedxoHearts Hey there! I added you from over in the TBD book group on FB. I should get back to this series. I read the first one a long time ago and then kind of just forgot about them 8mo
Underqueen @RedxoHearts hello, I'm relatively new but loving it here. I'm looking forward to reading these, I've been told they're nice and light, easy to get through 😊 8mo
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Harry Potter | JK Rowling
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I am so pleased with getting the full Harry Potter collection for just £10! Two of them are first editions too 📖😁❤️ #HarryPotter #bargin

xxjenadanxx Awesome deal! Do you watch Cherry Wallis on YouTube? 8mo
CoffeeNBooks Welcome to Litsy! 📚 8mo
Underqueen @CoffeeNBooks thank you 😊 8mo
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Underqueen @xxjenadanxx thanks 😁 no I don't, should I be? 8mo
xxjenadanxx @Underqueen if you‘re a big HP fan you MUST. Her bookshelf tour is incredible (but be warned, it‘s looong. Worth it though!) 8mo
Underqueen @xxjenadanxx ooh thank you I'll check her out 😊 8mo
xxjenadanxx @Underqueen no problem! You‘ll love her! 8mo
BooknerdsLife Awesome find!!! 👏🏼💗💗 I have the exact set too (with exact combination of paperbacks and hardcovers 😄) 8mo
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Circe | Madeline Miller
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Two new books arrived today 😁 onto the TBR pile because I have a problem 😂😅 #bookaddict

Livinginbookland I‘m the same way! I‘ve had Circe forever and still haven‘t got to it 😅 8mo
Underqueen @Livinginbookland haha 😅 I loved The Song of Achilles so I'm hoping to get to it soon, but I'm reading The Priory Of The Orange Tree and I have a 2 year old so it's taking me a while 😂 8mo
BooknerdsLife Awww I loved Circe! Hope you get to read it soon📖 🙌🏼 And I Loooove Jay Kristoff ‘s recent books but haven‘t read his older series yet😅🙈 Hope you enjoy them both 💜 8mo
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Underqueen @BooknerdsLife thanks 😊 me too 😅 I started with Nevernight and I've been hooked on everything I've read by him, and this one hooked me at 'Japanese Steampunk' ❤️ 8mo
BooknerdsLife @Underqueen Haha same! I started with his Illuminae & he‘s such an incredible writer and fun in person too! I have this on my TBR 😄🙌🏼 Japanese Steampunk sounds like lots of fun🤗 8mo
Underqueen @BooknerdsLife I love Illuminae, that's awesome he seems like a nice dude from his Instagram. I am looking forward to it 😊 8mo
Eggs Welcome to Litsy 🤗🌸 7mo
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Selected Poems | Pablo Neruda
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Relaxing with one of my favourite poets.

Leftcoastzen Welcome to Litsy!📚 8mo
Eggs Welcome to Litsy 🤗🌺 8mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Welcome to Litsy 📖💖 8mo
tpixie Pretty! And Welcome 🥳📚🥳 8mo
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Year One | Nora Roberts
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I cannot describe how much I disliked this book, which is dissapointing as I have only read two of her trilogies (the Circle trilogy & the Gallaghers trilogy) & I really enjoyed them.
The childish devision between 'good' & 'evil' characters. Fairies already conveniently named stuff like 'Rainbow' & the baddies cackling like a house fell on their sister. The names for everything are terrible & I found it strange that only straight people survived.

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How I Live Now | Meg Rosoff
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One of my favourites from my early teenage years. A raw and real story even with fantastical aspects.

xxjenadanxx This is awaiting me on my kindle. I‘m glad to know it‘s a good read! 8mo
Underqueen @xxjenadanxx I hope you enjoy it 😊 happy reading 📖❤️ 8mo
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The Mime Order | Samantha Shannon
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Paige is by far one of my favourite female protagonists. I was lucky enough to meet Samantha Shannon and she signed my copy 🤩

One of my favourite dedications also, I apologise for the blurry photo, I've typed it clearer to compensate. 😊

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The Song of Achilles | Madeline Miller
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This story broke my heart and mended it a thousand times. A beautiful and epic love story.

awaspinajar I recently read Circe and absolutely loved it - this one is on my list. I hadn‘t read anything by her before, but Circe was gorgeous. 8mo
Underqueen I have Circe on my list to read because of how much I enjoyed it. This is one of the most beautiful love stories I've ever read. 8mo
BooknerdsLife Oh! How I love this one!😭💓 Love Circe too! 8mo
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Underqueen @BooknerdsLife I just ordered the paperback of Circe and I can't wait to read it 😁 8mo
BooknerdsLife @Underqueen Awww I hope you‘ll like it as much as I did 🙌🏼💓Can‘t wait to hear what you think of it! 8mo
Underqueen @BooknerdsLife thank you 😊 I read Song of Achilles in two sittings so I'm sure I won't take long ❤️😁 8mo
BooknerdsLife @Underqueen oh wow! 😱 wish I could read that fast too😆 Happy reading to you ☺️💓 8mo
Underqueen @BooknerdsLife it's rare for me with a 2 year old but I couldn't put it down 😊😅 happy reading to you too 📖❤️ 8mo
BooknerdsLife @Underqueen Oh it is tough to read when you have such a young one at home! You‘re amazing reading so much more than I did back then when mine was little 😱 8mo
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Strange the Dreamer | Laini Taylor
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One of the most beautiful books I have ever read.

TheInkyBookworm Loved it. 8mo
RaimeyGallant Good to know! And welcome to Litsy! #LitsyWelcomeWagon Some of us put together Litsy tips to help new Littens navigate the site. It's the link in my bio on my page in case you need it. Or if you prefer how-to videos, @chelleo put some together at the link in her bio. @LitsyWelcomeWagon 8mo
Underqueen Thank you, I'll check it out. 😊 8mo
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ProfReader Welcome to Litsy!!! ❤️♥️💜💙💚 8mo
Chelleo Welcome 🤗 8mo
Eggs Welcome to Litsy 🤗🎈 8mo
Underqueen Thank you all 📖♥️😊 8mo
Nute Welcome to Litsy! It‘s a warm and friendly community. I know that you will enjoy yourself here. I‘m looking forward to getting to know you.🙂 8mo
Underqueen @Nute thank you so much 😊 same to you and happy reading 📖❤️ 8mo
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