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Joined February 2016

book blogger & unicorn believer. i
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Wildcard | Marie Lu
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Happy Publication Day to Wildcard by Marie Lu! Such an incredible finale! 🙌🏼 Read my full review here ➡️ http://kath-reads.com/2018/09/book-review-wildcard-by-marie-lu/

MinDea I just got this in the mail today! 1y
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Seafire | Natalie C. Parker
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I finished reading #Seafire by #NatalieParker yesterday! I realized that this was the very first pirate book I have ever read and I am so happy that it features all-female pirates! But more than that, it's a book about survival, loyalty and true friendship. My full review here ➡️ http://kath-reads.com/2018/09/book-review-international-blog-tour-seafire-by-nat...
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Huge thanks to @prhinternational for my free arc. #partner

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Starting this one today for #NEWTsReadathon2018 😊 [Subject: Care of Magical Creatures / A: Animal on the cover]

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• What I Enjoyed
- Unreliable and disturbing 18-year old narrator plus fascinating cast of characters including a cat.
- Brilliant writing with a perfect mix of dark humour and eerie atmosphere.
- this is more of a gothic mystery than horror.

• What I Didn't Like
- a bit slow and anticlimactic

Final Verdict: I still recommend it if you love reading about haunted houses with unreliable/crazy protagonist.

My Rating: 4/5 stars

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Providence: A Novel | Caroline Kepnes
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I gave it a 3-star rating. Check out my full review here ➡️ http://kath-reads.com/2018/07/book-review-providence-by-caroline-kepnes/

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The Pisces: A Novel | Melissa Broder
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A bizarre, dark and unique read. I really enjoyed this one.

Full review ➡️ http://kath-reads.com/2018/05/book-review-the-pisces-by-melissa-broder/

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Leah on the Offbeat | Becky Albertalli
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“Imagine going about your day knowing someone‘s carrying you in their mind. That has to be the best part of being in love — the feeling of having a home in someone else‘s brain."

Full review ➡️ http://kath-reads.com/2018/05/book-review-leah-on-the-offbeat-by-becky-albertall...

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Cake | Maira Kalman, Barbara Scott-Goodman
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“There‘s nothing better than to bring a lovely homemade cake to the table and say, “I made this for you.”

Full review ➡️ http://kath-reads.com/2018/04/book-review-cake-by-maira-kalman/

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March Wrap Up! Check out my reviews of the books I read here ➡️ http://kath-reads.com/2018/04/wrap-up-march-2018/

*i'm updating* 😄

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The Missing Girl | Shirley Jackson
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I really enjoyed the three short stories in this collection. They're mind-boggling and brilliant. My most favorite would be "Journey with a Lady".
My Rating : 4/5 ⭐

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The Beauty That Remains | Ashley Woodfolk
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Thanks to Penguin Random House International for send me an advance copy! Check out my full review here ➡ http://kath-reads.com/2018/03/blog-tour-book-review-the-beauty-that-remains-by-a...

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I am Malala is on my March #TBR! Have you read any from these? Which is your favorite? ☺

Jess7 I‘ve read I am Malala and I loved it!!! 2y
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I honestly don't know what to say or how to describe my feelings about this book. 😅 It is beautifuly disturbing. Is that even possible? Well, yes! You might end up lost after reading this book (which what I am right now) but I don't feel any regrets. Instead, I am happy that I have read this book. This is a very thought-provoking read and Han Kang's writing is undeniably brilliant.
My Rating : 4 out of 5 💫

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An Ember in the Ashes | Sabaa Tahir
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I wasn't expecting that I'll end up loving this book! Fast-paced and very gripping. Forever shipping Elias and Helene. 💕 Can't wait to read the second book.
My Rating : 4 out of 5 💫

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I finished this book few days ago and I really loved it. The writing is superb! Simple yet very effective and convincing. The narration/changes of POVs was perfectly done as well. The author beautifully handled some important topics in the story such as racism, abortion, and adoption. The ending felt a little convenient in my opinion but overall, this was a brilliant and very thought-provoking read.
My Actual Rating : 4.5 out of 5 💫

Jess7 Loved this book!! 2y
kath_reads @Jess7 Such a great read! 👌🏼 2y
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Huge thanks to PRH International for sending me this copy.
My Rating : 3.5 out of 5 💫
Full review ➡ http://kath-reads.com/2018/01/book-review-batman-nightwalker-by-marie-lu/

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Anya's Ghost | Vera Brosgol
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My very first comic/graphic novel read this year. I randomly picked the German edition (Anyas Geist) in the library and read it in one sitting. The story is simple yet very entertaining with a right mix of eeriness. I love the illustrations especially the violet palette. Overall, this was a fun and one of the great coming of age stories I have read.
My Rating : 4 out of 5 stars

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Your Soul is a River | Nikita Gill
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My very first read this year. I enjoyed this poetry collection. It was divides into eight parts and I thought the astronomical theme was brilliant. My only problem was some words and messages were used repetitively and it somehow loses the poem's meaning as well as the connection to the reader. Overall, Nikita Gill's writing is beautiful and her poems are heartfelt and inspiring.
My Rating : 3.5 out of 5 stars

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WHAT A RIDE! I tried and gave up on guessing who the real culprit was but i turned out that I was right after all. There were quite a lot of characters which was confusing for me and I wished the French words/dialogues had English translations because I only know "Merci" and "Oui". Overall, the story was clever and enjoyable to read.
My Rating : 4 out of 5 stars

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Merry Christmas, everyone! 🎄💕

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A Change Is Gonna Come | Little Tiger Press Group
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A ollection of short stories/poems written by established and new BAME writers. The main theme of this book is “change” and the authors did an incredible job interpreting it in their most unique and effective ways of story-telling.

FULL REVIEW : http://kath-reads.com/2017/08/book-review-a-change-is-gonna-come/

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The story is set in Baines Creek, a small remote town in Appalachian mountains, North Carolina during the 70‘s. The people in this isolated town are facing huge social problems such as lack of education, poverty, and domestic violence.

FULL REVIEW : http://kath-reads.com/2017/09/book-review-if-the-creek-dont-rise-by-leah-weiss/

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Seven Days of Us | Francesca Hornak
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I was so close to not finishing this book after 6 chapters because almost all of the characters are so self-involved and just plain annoying. But there‘s something about the Birch family that kept me reading. In fact, I was rooting for them towards the end.

FULL REVIEW : http://kath-reads.com/2017/11/book-review-seven-days-of-us-by-francesca-hornak/

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I honestly feel sad that I didn't end up loving this book. It felt that I didn't get the closure I want. There are some important questions left unanswered and some things didn't make sense to me. I love the writing though.
My Rating : 3/5 ⭐

FULL REVIEW : http://kath-reads.com/2017/11/book-review-the-grip-of-it-by-jac-jemc/

ephemeralwaltz I felt the same way!! 2y
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Warcross | Marie Lu
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Warcross is very entertaining, gripping and overall amazing! 👍🏼 My Rating : 4 out of 5

FULL REVIEW : http://kath-reads.com/2017/09/book-review-warcross-by-marie-lu/

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Frozen Charlotte | Alex Bell
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I ABSOLUTELY ENJOYED THIS BOOK! It's been a long time since a book scared the hell out of me.

If you're looking for some creepy/scary reads for the coming Halloween, then I highly recommend this book. It has evil dolls, ouija, haunted house on top of a cliff, spirits, and a lot more.

The prequel, "Charlotte Says", will be out tomorrow (Sept 7) so don't forget to add it on your tbr list as well.

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Read a book with a person on the cover. Currently reading Everything Leads To You by Nina LaCour for #booktubeathon2017.

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Happy Release Day to D.E. Night's debut novel, The Crowns of Croswald. 🎉 Grab your copies now, guys. ❤

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Milk and Honey | Rupi Kaur
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Hi guys! I've recently posted my Top Ten Favorite Books.of 2017 so far on my blog. Feel free to check it here : http://kath-reads.com/2017/07/my-top-ten-favorite-books-of-2017-so-far/

I hope you're having a wonderful weekend. ❤

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Final Girls | Riley Sager
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Happy Pub Day to Final Girls! 🎉 I gave this book a 4 out of 5-star rating. This was an engrossing and adrenaline-filled debut novel. My full review is now up on my blog : http://kath-reads.com/2017/07/book-review-final-girls-by-riley-sager/

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Right Behind You | Lisa Gardner
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This is a great book. Not as dark as Find Her (my first book from the author) but I enjoyed it especially the police/detective works by Quincy, Rainie and the team. I love the characters in this book and the story will surely remain with me for quite a long time. It's emotional, beautiful and captivating.

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Unsub | Meg Gardiner
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Happy Book Release Day! I really enjoyed reading UNSUB. It's one of those thriller books that will stay with me for a very long time. Until now, I'm getting goosebumps when I remember the horrendous things in the story. Check out my full review on my blog : http://kath-reads.com/2017/06/book-review-unsub-by-meg-gardiner/

nicole_in_neverland I do love a good thriller! I'll have to add this to my tbr! 2y
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I really really wanted to love this book but sadly, I didn't. The theme was very intriguing but the writing style didn't work out for me. It took me so long to finish reading this book eventhough it only has 160 pages. I didn't connect with the characters at all. I loved the ending though. Maybe I read it at the wrong time? I don't know.

Have you read this book? Did you like it?

addynikitabooks I'm kind of iffy about reading it. I kind of want to read it because of some things I've heard but at the same time I don't. 2y
kath_reads @addynikitabooks same with me. I advice you to read it when you're 100% sure. 2y
addynikitabooks @kath_reads thanks! I will. 2y
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Truth Or Dare | Non Pratt, Non Pratt Non
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Here's my @illumicrate May Box Unboxing! 💛 This box is so perfect! The mug, candle, bookmark, and TWO BOOKS! 🙌🏼 You guys can check out my full unboxing on my blog - http://kath-reads.com/2017/06/illumicrate-may-box-2017/
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Subscription for August boxes are now open so you might want to save your spot. There will be again TWO BOOKS! Use KATH10 for 10% off. 😊 #illumicrate

booksandskittles Such a great unboxing Kath! ❤❤ 2y
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Enrule | Holly Sparks
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I'm currently reading #Venom (the sequel to #Enrule) by @booksandskittles ☺️ Venom will be out on August 2 and Enrule is now available on Amazon/BookDepo/Barnes&Nobles. 😊 If you love reading books with female MC fighting zombies, then you might want to check out #HollySparks books.

booksandskittles Ahhhh! I love this so much Kath 🙊💞 I hope you're enjoying it! 2y
Readwithkatie Beautiful cover 😍 2y
kath_reads @booksandskittles I do! ♥️ Thank you. 😙💕 2y
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"Sometimes, you do things and you do them not because you're thinking but because you're feeling. Because you're feeling too much. And you can't always control the things you do when you're feeling too much."

One of my favorite reads in 2015. ?

Jenni_Capps Your pictures are so pretty!! 😍😍 2y
cj.fairhart I just started this book, I love it so much! 2y
kath_reads @Jenni_Capps Thank you so much ♥️ 2y
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kath_reads @thejoyceanbooknerd one of the best LGBTQ+ books 👌🏼 Happy reading! 2y
ThatReadingWraith I just got the audiobook for this yesterday, and I am so excited to read it! 2y
ninoimwunderland Ohh😍 I love this book so much😍 2y
Booksbymad One of the best books ever. I think I need to reread 💕also I love this photo 2y
kath_reads @ThatReadingWraith I saw that bae Lin is the narrator of the audiobook ed! Now I want to listen to it. ❤️ 2y
holyhades ARI AND DANTE YES 2y
ThatReadingWraith DO ITTTTTT listen with me🙌🏽 2y
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Caraval | Stephanie Garber
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The idea of Caraval is very interesting and I like the unreliability throughout the story. However, I didn't connect with the characters and most of them annoyed me. The "love" of Scarlet for Tella (and viceversa) is questionable. I wasn't expecting for any romance in the story and I'd love it more like that. The writing style is okay but I didn't feel any magic. I was disappointed and I don't think I'll continue the series once the sequel is out.

Madamereadsalot I was so sad to dislike this book so much 😅 but then again we always go into books expecting to love them. When we don't end up liking it, it breaks my heart every time 😅🙈💔 2y
Sophoclessweetheart I've heard such mixed reviews about this one. I'm sorry you didn't like it x 2y
kath_reads @Madamereadsalot me too but I can't force myself to love it. 😅 And this book's cover is really gorgeous, it hurts. 😭 2y
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ThatReadingWraith This is soooo pretty! I loved the book but I had issues with the siblings and their relationship.😔 2y
kath_reads @ThatReadingWraith yes. I wasn't convinced of their love for each other. 😐 Thank you, love! ❤️ 2y
ThatReadingWraith It's my pleasure💝 2y
kath_reads @SeelieWarrior Thanks. 😊 It's okay. I'm happy that some of my friends really love this book. Are you planning on reading it? 2y
Sophoclessweetheart Yes, I wasn't originally bothered about it but I'm curious now x 2y
kath_reads @SeelieWarrior 😄 I hope you'll like it. Let me know once you're done. (no pressure) I'd love to know your thoughts about it. ☺️ 2y
Sophoclessweetheart Of course. I'll let you know x 2y
TheSnowyOwl When this book came out I saw everyone very excited about it but this is the second bad review in a raw that I see... I'm still curious to read it though, to know if I share my opinion with you or not 😊 2y
bookwormjane Whopdiewhoop. At last. Someone who share the same sentiment as me 😂 2y
flippingchapters I was a tad bit disappointed as well:( it was so messy towards the end☹️ I don't think I'd continue the series as well! 2y
kath_reads @TheSnowyOwl Sure I still suggest it for others to read. We have different thoughts about everything so you might love it like the others or not (same as me). 😊 I'd love to hear your thoughts after. 2y
kath_reads @bookwormjane Haha. Are you still planning on reading the second book in the future? 2y
kath_reads @flippingchapters it's making me really sad. I thought this book has a lot of potentials. 2y
colourfulblackwhiteworld I'm currently reading it but i'm on page 20 so yeah, i'm excited!😬🙈 2y
TheSnowyOwl @kath_reads yeah, I mean. That's the cool thing about discussing books. Like we both might agree in some things but disagree in others and that makes the whole reading experience much more interesting 😊 2y
utterpandamonium Aww I loved this book to the extent that it's probably my favorite book of the year 😁 But I do know a lot of people who didn't really enjoy this book as much as I did ☺ 2y
bookwormjane @kath_reads i'm very hesitant about it but I'll give it another try, maybe the next one is a lot better than the first 😊😊😊 2y
theyanerd I haven't read it but it's been sitting on my shelf for awhile 2y
MrBook Great review! 2y
kath_reads @MrBook Thank you. 😊 2y
kath_reads @colourfulblackwhiteworld are you enjoying it so far? 2y
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"Life doesn't have to be so planned. Just roll with it and let it happen."

margoabooklover I was your 200th follower! Congratulations! 💗 2y
kath_reads @margoabooklover Oh yey!!! 😍 Thank you so much! 2y
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Tales of Beedle the Bard | J.K. Rowling
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This was a very fun and quick read and I wish there were more! I loved the illustrations and Professor Dumbledore‘s commentary at the end of each tales. Most of the tales in this compilation are a bit scary but so as the Muggles fairytales, right? My favorites are The Fountain of Fair Fortune and of course, The Tale of the Three Brothers. I can honestly hear myself reading these tales to my future kids.

colourfulblackwhiteworld That's so beautiful Kath!!😍 2y
kath_reads @colourfulblackwhiteworld thanks, Nils! I love this edition but Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them is not included in this box set. 😭 (edited) 2y
MrBook Wonderful! As always. 😊👍🏻 2y
kath_reads @MrBook Thank you ☺️ 2y
book_after_book Love this photo! 😍 2y
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Hidden Bodies | Caroline Kepnes
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The beginning got me so hooked but I got bored after Joe moves to LA. It is still beautifully written (no doubt about that) but in my opinion, it wasn‘t thrilling like how I was expecting it to be. The surprise factor was somehow not there. Full review : http://kath-reads.com/2017/05/audiobook-review-hidden-boddies/ #HiddenBodies #CarolineKepnes

bookishhowler I kept seeing this over at bookstagram, it looks and sound interesting, so I'll give it a shot! 2y
kath_reads @bookishhowler It was still enjoyable. Have you read You? 2y
ThatReadingWraith I want to pick this up soon since I'm getting more into thrillers. Would you say this would be a good intro. to the genre? 2y
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bookishhowler @kath_reads not yet but now that mentioned it, i just realised that that's the first book, right? 😂🙈 2y
kath_reads @ThatReadingWraith This is actually a sequel. YOU is the first book which I highly recommend. 👌🏼 You might also want to listen to the audiobook (of You) to add more thrill. 2y
ThatReadingWraith That sounds fantastic!! Thank you☺️ 2y
kath_reads @bookishhowler 😁 Yes. And I love the first book (YOU) so much! 🙌🏼 2y
kath_reads @ThatReadingWraith no problem, love. 😙 2y
bookishhowler @kath_reads lol then I'll go ahead and read that first. 😂 2y
ThatReadingWraith ❤️❤️❤️😙 2y
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Milk and Honey | Rupi Kaur
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"if you were born with the weakness to fall you were born with the strength to rise." // Have a great week ahead! ❤️

398.2 Love that! 2y
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The Hate U Give | Angie Thomas
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Highly recommended! This is an inspiring and very powerful book that Everyone should read. Actual rating : 4.5 out 5 stars

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I am not sure if I can manage to write a full review of this book anytime soon. It's so amazing. (ACOMAF still remains my favorite though). I had mini heart attacks especially towards the end and even shed some tears too. I want more of Cassian and Nesta and also Lucien and Azriel (please)! Rating : 4/5 stars

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Geekerella | Ashley Poston
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I enjoyed this book. I love the modern geeky Cinderella retelling. I love the humors, fandoms and the characters. I laughed,ngot upset and shed some tears. If you want a quick, full of geekiness and adorable YA contemporary read then i think you'll enjoy this. My Rating : 4/5

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Find Her | Lisa Gardner
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Currently listening to Find Her through Audiobooks app. ❤️ The app is very easy to use. They have a large audiobook collection which you can download or stream on your device. Try the free trial here: http://adbks.com/2mWI7Vw

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From Sand and Ash | Amy Harmon
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4.5 / 5 - From Sand and Ash is a very inspiring and powerful read. A story of love, faith and goodness in mankind. This is definitely a must-read. Full review : http://kath-reads.com/2017/03/book-review-from-sand-and-ash/

ruthnz I thoroughly enjoyed reading this, quite a moving story of love and devotion. Definitely going to check out her other books 2y
kath_reads @ruthnz This was my second read from Amy Harmon and I really like her writing style. The first book I read from her was Making Faces and it's heartbreaking. 2y
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2.5 / 5 - This was an easy and fast read. I enjoyed some parts but most of them felt flat. I didn't like the "romance" and the ending. I did like the theme of the book though.

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Making Faces | Amy Harmon
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This is an easy FIVE OUT FIVE STARS for me! I love this book soooooo much. It's my first Harmon book and definitely not my last. ❤️

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