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Wed Apr 03, 2019 1:53 pm
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PrincessInk says...



I recently read Pride by Ibi Zoboi and it was really good. It's a modern Pride and Prejudice retelling with black characters and while it has a pretty cool enemies-to-lovers romance just like P&P it explores timely issues, such as race and class. Plus it was super fun guessing where the story deviated and where it didn't :P
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Wed Apr 03, 2019 4:04 pm
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@PrincessInk I *finally* bought that one, and I loved it!
  





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Wed Apr 03, 2019 9:00 pm
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I've been reading this book called The Peculiars by Maureen Doyle McQuerry and I would definitely recommend it to anyone who's interested in fantasy! The descriptions have really taught me a lot about how to find that perfect balance between overtly lengthy descriptions and too-brief descriptions, and the plotline is also well developed. There's just enough tension for the story to develop well but not so much drama that it becomes overwhelming. It also subtly tackles prejudices by describing a future where people who look different are discriminated against and dehumanized. Overall, it's a very well-written book with fun characters, a good plotline, and beautiful prose!
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Thu Apr 04, 2019 12:29 am
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I recently read the Orphan Queen. It BROKE MY FRAGILE HEART! (You should read it)
  





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Thu Apr 04, 2019 2:56 am
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There is a web novel titled Lord of the Mysteries. Which takes place in a victorian-esk world, still suffering from the growing pains of a industrial revolution. In a place where the magic can drive you insane, and most of the gods are evil.

The protagonist is a bit too lucky, given the dark reality around him, but seeing how everything unfolds is quite interesting.
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Thu Apr 04, 2019 5:48 pm
Liberty says...



I'm reading a book called Harry Potter. I'm sure you've all never heard of it. LOL. It's good.
  





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Thu Apr 04, 2019 6:21 pm
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I just finished Black Sunday by Thomas Harris. It was really good, and is about a terrorist plot to bomb the superbowl.Great if you like crime fiction!
I also read Stephen King's IT which was 100000x better than the movie!
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Thu Apr 04, 2019 7:36 pm
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@Horisun - that's such a good book! I enjoyed it so much!!
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Fri Apr 05, 2019 2:25 am
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I recently read Rebel of The Sands by Alwyn Hamilton, and I really enjoyed it! It's about this gal who's an awesome shot, who wants to get out of her suffocating town and away from her terrible relatives in the desert. And there's really cool fantasy stuff, and it's just one of those books that's constantly moving, so you just gotta keep reading!
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Fri Apr 05, 2019 3:09 am
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I have recently read the whole series of Immortal Interments. I would really recommend it for anyone who love Action/Adventure, Romance, and Fantasy. It was a really great read :D Its about a Shadow Hunters, there a group of people who fight demons. Also if you don't want to read it there is a movie about the first book. It has a few scenes and exact words from the book. Its not bad either, its actually my favorite movie as well. Also this series has been on the best sellers list for three years in a row. (Maybe more) Anyways, ya that's the resent thing i have red. :) :D
  





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Sun Apr 14, 2019 1:32 pm
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I'm halfway in Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik and IT'S SO SO GOOD. It's like a novel-length version of a fairytale with fairytale elements like magical silver, fae-like people called Staryks, bargains, the number 3. At first I felt as though the story moved slowly but now it's picking up and I'm getting used to the style and good gracious am I excited to know where it'll go next.
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Sun Apr 14, 2019 6:54 pm
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Just finished reading "Acceptance" from Jeff VanderMeer's trilogy "southern reach" - I mentioned what I thought of the first book "Annihilation" here and the second book did not dissapoint! It was completely different from the first one, but in a good way.

The first one was heavy on the science part of science fiction (narrator was a biologist) and the second book was told from the point of view of a secret agent? who became the director of what the first narrator was a part of. I found this one to be slightly less creepy than the first one, but still some spooky/uncomfortable scenes. I've already checked out the third, and can't wait to see how the story ends, since there are a lot of loose ends at this point.

Highly recommend the series to people who are comfortable with the Sci-Fi horror genre. It's not like gruesomely/violently scary, but it is creepy in a more mysterious way.
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Mon Apr 29, 2019 3:59 am
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I just read Beholding Bee, by Kimberly Newton Fusco. It's a fairly slow, quiet read, but very much worth it once you get into it. It's set in the US during (I think) the Second World War, and the main character is a girl named Bee who lives in a travelling show. The book is about Bee's search for a home and a family, and the kindness and courage that she learns along the way. I believe it's aimed at 10-12 year olds, but it's one of those books that's good no matter how old you are.
  





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Wed May 15, 2019 6:11 pm
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Okay I just spent yesterday and earlier today immersed in a guide for teen writers called Dear Ally, How Do You Write A Book? It was quite wonderful - it didn't dive down very deep in each writing craft concept BUT it provided a great introduction and idea of what it's like to write a novel.

Ally Carter also stressed that what was most important was finding the process and style that suited you, which makes a ton of sense given that there isn't many absolute rights or wrongs in fiction. Plus there were other authors' perspectives which was awesome! Definitely recommended.
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Wed May 15, 2019 9:38 pm
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@PrincessInk

That sounds like pretty good book! I really like writing books that actually include the perspectives of different authors for that reason. Also, the fact that it's written by a best selling author carries a lot more weight. I don't think I'm likely to come across it in my library, but if I ever stumble upon a cheap copy I'll check it out.

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I was tempted by the Rebel of the Sands trilogy. My main concern was that the main character seemed like one of those special-just-because characters, which bothers me because I prefer characters who are more assertive in making their own plot. Would you still recommend it or should I steer away?
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