Saturday, 8 March 2014

My Weekly Book Haul: 08/03/2014

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Friday Finds is something that was started over on ShouldBeReading and Stacking the Shelves over at TyngaReviews, I am in love with all of these as I love finding other blogs to follow and books to read through these! So check them all out and see what you find, Stacking the Shelves has a lot of participants as well which is great. This is basically a way for me to show what books I have received, borrowed or bought each week. All book covers and their summary come from back of book or Goodreads.
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Under The Never Sky (Under the Never Sky, #1) Through the Ever Night (Under the Never Sky, #2) Into the Still Blue (Under the Never Sky, #3)

WORLDS KEPT THEM APART.
DESTINY BROUGHT THEM TOGETHER.
Aria has lived her whole life in the protected dome of Reverie. Her entire world confined to its spaces, she's never thought to dream of what lies beyond its doors. So when her mother goes missing, Aria knows her chances of surviving in the outer wasteland long enough to find her are slim.
Then Aria meets an outsider named Perry. He's searching for someone too. He's also wild - a savage - but might be her best hope at staying alive.
If they can survive, they are each other's best hope for finding answers.

I recently read all three and absolutely loved them! I had to buy my own set because I borrowed the first two and had an ARC of the third. These are now on my favourites shelf! 


The Sound by Sarah Alderson
The SoundWhen aspiring music journalist Ren Kingston takes a job nannying for a wealthy family on the exclusive island of Nantucket, playground for Boston's elite, she's hoping for a low-key summer reading books and blogging about bands. Boys are firmly off the agenda.
What she doesn't count on is falling in with a bunch of party-loving private school kids who are hiding some dark secrets, falling (possibly) in love with the local bad boy, and falling out with a dangerous serial killer...
Etiquette & Espionage by Gail Carriger 
Etiquette & Espionage (Finishing School, #1)It's one thing to learn to curtsy properly. It's quite another to learn to curtsy and throw a knife at the same time. Welcome to finishing school.
Sophronia is a great trial to her poor mother. Sophronia is more interested in dismantling clocks and climbing trees than proper manners-and the family can only hope that company never sees her atrocious curtsy. Mrs. Temminnick is desperate for her daughter to become a proper lady. So she enrolls Sophronia in Mademoiselle Geraldine's Finishing Academy for Young Ladies of Quality.
But Sophronia soon realizes the school is not quite what her mother might have hoped. At Mademoiselle Geraldine's young ladies learn to finish . . . everything. Certainly, they learn the fine arts of dance, dress, and etiquette, but they also learn to deal out death, diversion, and espionage - in the politest possible ways, of course. Sophronia and her friends are in for a rousing first year's education.


I got this for £1! 
The Interrogation of Ashala Wolf by Ambelin Kwaymullina
The Interrogation of Ashala WolfIn a post-apocalyptic world, Ashala Wolf must lead her Tribe in their fight for freedom and justice. But first she must survive an interrogation at the hands of the authorities who are determined to destroy her and everything she stands for.
The world has ended, and the society which emerged from the ruins of environmental catastrophe is obsessed with maintaining "the Balance": preserving harmony between humans and nature. But there is one problem. Anyone born with an ability is deemed an Illegal, a threat to the Balance. They are feared, controlled and detained.
Ashala Wolf has run away to escape this fate, and lives in the Firstwood with her pack of Illegals, named the Tribe. But when she is captured by Chief Administrator Neville Rose, she must use all her resilience to protect the Tribe. Injured and vulnerable, with her Sleepwalker ability blocked, Ashala is forced to succumb to a machine that will pull secrets from her mind. And beside her is Justin Connor, her betrayer, watching her every move.
Will the Tribe survive the interrogation of Ashala Wolf?

This sounds really great and it has some amazing reviews. I've heard it's a total mindfuck, can't wait! 

Ghost Bride by Yangsze Choo
The Ghost BrideSeventeen-year-old Li Lan lives in 1890s Malaya with her quietly-ruined father, who returns one evening with a proposition - the fabulously wealthy Lim family want Li Lan to marry their son. The only problem is, he's dead. After a fateful visit to the Lim mansion, Li Lan finds herself haunted not only by her ghostly would-be suitor, but also her desire for the Lims' handsome new heir. At night she is drawn into the Chinese afterlife - a world of ghost cities, paper funeral offerings, monstrous bureaucracy and vengeful spirits. Enlisting the help of mysterious Er Lang (a dragon turned clerk) Li Lan must uncover the secrets of the ghost world - before she becomes trapped there forever.
Forever by Judy Blume
Katherine and Michael meet at a New Year's Eve party. They're attracted to each other, they grow to love each other. And once they've decided their love is forever, they make love.
It's the beginning of an intense and exclusive relationship, with a future all planned. Until Katherine's parents insist that she and Michael put their love to the test with a summer apart...
This says it's a classic teen read, but it looks a little too young and juvenile for me.

Marie Antoinette, Serial KillerColette Iselin is excited to go to Paris on a class trip. She’ll get to soak up the beauty and culture, and maybe even learn something about her family’s French roots.
But a series of gruesome murders are taking place across the city, putting everyone on edge. And as she tours museums and palaces, Colette keeps seeing a strange vision: a pale woman in a ball gown and powdered wig, who looks suspiciously like Marie Antoinette.
Colette knows her popular, status-obsessed friends won’t believe her, so she seeks out the help of a charming French boy. Together, they uncover a shocking secret involving a dark, hidden history. When Colette realizes she herself may hold the key to the mystery, her own life is suddenly in danger . . .


Find Me by Romily Bernard
Find MeA girl is dead…
A killer’s closing in…
And two little words are the only clue…
“Find Me”.
These are the words that Wick Tate finds in Tessa Wayne’s diary. And now Tessa has been found … dead. Does someone out there really expect Wick to uncover the truth about her death?
An expert computer hacker, Wick has the skills for the job, but with the threat of her ex-con dad returning, the detective hunting him sniffing around and new foster parents to keep happy, getting involved with a murder case is the last thing she wants to do. Until her little sister, Lily, is the next target. 
Foster child. Daughter of a felon. Loner hacker-girl. Wick has a bad attitude and sarcasm to spare. And now she’s going to find this killer, no matter what it takes. Because it just got personal.


Guitar Notes by Mary Amato
Guitar NotesOn odd days, Tripp Broody uses a school practice room to let loose on a borrowed guitar. Eyes closed, strumming that beat-up instrument, Tripp escapes to a world where only the music matters.
On even days, Lyla Marks uses the same practice room. To Tripp, she’s trying to become even more perfect—she’s already a straight-A student and an award-winning cellist. But when Lyla begins leaving notes for him in between the strings of the guitar, his life intersects with hers in a way he never expected. 
What starts as a series of snippy notes quickly blossoms into the sharing of interests and secrets and dreams, and the forging of a very unlikely friendship.
Challenging each other to write songs, they begin to connect, even though circumstances threaten to tear them apart.
From beloved author Mary Amato comes a YA novel of wit and wisdom, both heartfelt and heart­breaking, about the power of music and the unexpected chords that draw us together.

I LOVE the look of this one. 
Maybe Someday by Colleen Hoover
Maybe SomedayAt twenty-two years old, aspiring musician Sydney Blake has a great life: She’s in college, working a steady job, in love with her wonderful boyfriend, Hunter, and rooming with her good friend, Tori. But everything changes when she discovers Hunter cheating on her with Tori—and she is left trying to decide what to do next.
Sydney becomes captivated by her mysterious neighbor, Ridge Lawson. She can’t take her eyes off him or stop listening to the daily guitar playing he does out on his balcony. She can feel the harmony and vibrations in his music. And there’s something about Sydney that Ridge can’t ignore, either: He seems to have finally found his muse. When their inevitable encounter happens, they soon find themselves needing each other in more ways than one…


Okay. I already read it and I loved it! The music made it so amazing and without that my review would lose a whole star. Review will be posted tomorrow. 



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100 comments:

  1. You had an amazing book week! So many great books! I, too, just finished reading the UtNS series and I absolutely loved it! Have a great weekend and happy reading! :) Here's my StS

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    1. Thanks! I am happy you loved the UtNS series, me too :)

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  2. Ashala Wolf is incredible, I read it quite a few months ago, along with book two in The Tribe series, and couldn't put them down. Can't wait to see what you think of it. I actually just finished Marie Antoinette Serial Killer only a few moments ago, loved the setting and adventure. Awesome haul, thanks for sharing.
    My Stacking the Shelves

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    1. I hadn't heard anything about Ashala Wolf before so I am really pleased to see that you loved it so much! :)

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  3. I haven't read any of these but happy reading!

    Tsuki’s STS

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  4. Great haul this week and a Giveaway! I am in heaven!

    I would say The Track Series by J. Gabriel Gates! It's amazing.

    Mary
    My STS

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  5. I bought the Under the Never Sky trilogy in hardback because I loved it so much. Find Me sounds good and Maybe Forever...of course I'll read that one. Glad to hear you loved it. Have fun reading! ~Pam

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    1. Under the Never Sky definitely became an instant favourite of mine :)

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  6. Haven't read any of these and many are new to me. Etiquette & Espionage is on my TBR pile too and looks great and I'm really curious about Maybe Someday, happy reading!

    My STS

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    1. Thanks! Maybe Someday was amazing, definitely recommend :)

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  7. I really enjoyed The Sound By Sarah Alderson :) Enjoy your new reads :)

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    1. Thanks, pleased to hear that because I haven't seen any reviews for it yet :)

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  8. I've read both Forever and Etiquette and Espionage and they were both 4 star reads at the time, I'd definitely rate them between 3 and 4 stars, so they should be good, and I hope you enjoy the Under The Never Sky Trilogy, it's had good things said about it! :D Great Haul hun :)

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    1. I love how your ratings change a little over time... MINE TOO! I look back and think that I might actually have rated it a little lower if I thought longer about it.

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  9. OOh nice! I keep debating about reading Veronica Rossi's books! Might have to buy those covers since they are way more awesome than the US ones! Hope you enjoy all these amazing looking books!

    My STS will be up tomorrow, so be sure to stop by then!

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

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    1. Thanks! I hope you do get the Under the Never Sky series because it is seriously AMAZING!!! :)

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  10. Yay for Veronica Rossi's books - your matching set look lovely! I have been saving book 3, but I think I should just read it now :)

    And I hope you like Ashala Wolf, it's a unique Aussie YA novel

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  11. Now that is an epic haul...phewf, you've got a lot of reading ahead of you, eh?! I loved Marie Antoinette, ;) and I agree with that Judy Blume book looking a little bit young and not really teen. I've got the first Veronica Rossi out to read, too! Actually...need to get onto that before the library demands my head. AND I WANT TO READ FIND ME. It looks so good!!

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    1. I always do! I really need to stop bringing books home from work. Get to the Rossi books!!! :)

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  12. Oooh, I like those covers for the Under the Never Sky series! I own all of those books but I've only read the first one! My husband loves them and is currently reading the last one--I need to read the last two! And I have an ARC of Marie Antoinette, Serial Killer and I need to get to that soon. Great haul, and I hope you love all of them!

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    1. I hope you get to the rest of the Under the Never Sky series soon, it's amazing! :)

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  13. The Under the Never Sky trilogy is amazing! I hope you love them as much as I did. And I can't wait to read Maybe Someday, so many have loved it like you did.
    Happy reading!

    My haul

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    1. I absolutely loved them all, such a brilliant series! :) Maybe Someday was brilliant, I definitely recommend :)

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  14. Wow, nice haul!! I literally just finished the Under the Never Sky trilogy and they're amazing :) Hope you enjoy all of your books!

    My StS .
    Zareena @ Books and Books

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    1. Thanks, I loved the Under the Never Sky series. It's a new favourite series of mine! :)

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  15. I really enjoyed Ashala Wolf which I read recently. Good world building, creative story and plot twists! Hope you will like it too. I've still to read Under the Never Sky and I was thinking I might be one of the last people to do it! I will get round to it soon I hope...

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    1. I am hearing such good things about that one, it's making me really excited to read it! :) I hope you get to it soon, that series was really incredible.

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  16. Great haul! I need to start Veronica Rossi's series. I bought the first book a while ago, but haven't gotten to it yet. Etiquette & Espionage is really good!

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    1. I hope you get to the Under the Never Sky series soon because it's really amazing! :)

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  17. Nice haul of books. The Veronica Rossi series is so good. Ashala Wolf is new to me.

    Grace
    Books of Love
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  18. Brilliant haul this week :-) Enjoy!

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  19. I've just finished Under the Never Sky and I loved it. And Etiquette and Espionage looks so good, I really need to get a copy of it. Enjoy your books, and thanks for stopping by!

    Elen @ A World of Reviews

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  20. Great haul, Ghost Bride sounds really good.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog :)

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  21. I cannot wait to read The Sound. It looks so good. I have Marie Antoinette, but haven't read it yet. Great haul this week! I hope you love all your new reads!

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  22. Loved the Rossi series. Hope you enjoy all your books. Thanks for stopping by!

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    1. It is definitely a new favourite of mine :)

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  23. Wow, lots of good books! The UK covers for Under the Never Sky are so much nicer than the US ones!

    I really want to read Etiquette and Espionage, but I want to finish the adult series first. I'm so behind! :P

    Angie @ Pinkindle

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    1. I really do like the UK covers, they're gorgeous. I haven't even heard of the adult one lol!

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  24. Love the Under the Never Sky trilogy! And those covers are so pretty! Although I love the US covers, too! I was thinking about reading Etiquette and Espionage. It looks cute! Enjoy your books and thanks for stopping by The Cover Contessa.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by my haull too! I do love the UK ones more, I think it's the pretty colours.

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  25. I love the covers of UTNS! What we have here aren't as pretty as yours. You have an awesome haul, and a fantastic giveaway!

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    1. I love the covers just because they are sooooo pretty! :)

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  26. I really liked Find Me and Etiquette and Espionage! I hadn't seen the new covers of Into the Still Blue. I hope you love all of them! Thanks for stopping by!

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  27. Oh so many books, I even have some to read! happy reading!

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  28. I love the Under the Never Sky series! Enjoy all of your new reads -)

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  29. I love the Under The Never Sky series, and recently finished another book by the author of Guitar Notes that was possibly one of my new favorite books! Great haul, thanks for stopping by!

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    1. Happy to hear good things about the author, makes me excited to read this one :)

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  30. I really like those covers for the Under the Never Sky series! I have the hardcover of the first book but I haven't gotten around to it yet. Happy reading :)

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    1. IT'S AMAZING! I love the UK covers because they are just so colourful and they look pretty when laid out side by side!

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  31. I have heard such good things about so many of these books! Wonderful haul! Thank you for stopping by my blog :]

    Tiffany
    Beneath the Jacket Reviews

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  32. Great haul! I've got Marie Antoinette on my TBR pile and looking forward to reading it! Enjoy!

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  33. What a great week! I love the Under the Never Sky books and it's definitely important to have a complete set. :) I LOVE those covers too! Awww, I'm so glad you loved Maybe Someday! I think the concept is so cool and can't wait to read it!

    Have a great week!
    Rachel @ Paper Cuts

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    1. Those covers are sooo gorgeous and I love the pretty colours. The music really added to the experience of Maybe Someday :)

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  34. YAYY!!!!! Under the Never Sky series :) I LOVEDDDD that one, sooo soo good! Find Me is also very good. I was really surprised but ended up adoring it :)

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  35. Great haul! I have Under the Never Sky but I haven't started it yet. Thanks for visiting my StS.

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  36. great haul!!!! I have had Under the Never Sky on my book shelf for quite some time.. been meaning to get to it.. i love that cover too, my U.S. cover is different. happy reading and thanks for stopping by my stS! - Katie @ Inkk

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    1. The UK ones are very pretty, the colours work really well together. I definitely recommend getting to it soon, it was an amazing series :)

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  37. Great haul! Under the Never Sky is also one of my fave series <3 And ooh, that cover of Find Me is just gorgeous!

    Thanks for dropping by my STS! :D

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  38. Great haul, I haven't seen those covers for Under the Never Sky series before and they look so pretty! I cannot wait for Maybe Someday, that is one of the ones that I can't wait to receive. Books I would recommend, definitely Throne of Glass!

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    1. They're the UK paperbacks and they look so pretty next to one another. I hope you enjoy Maybe Someday, I loved it and the music worked so well with that one.

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  39. Great haul! I really want to start the Under the Never Sky trilogy and Find Me sounds so incredibly interesting! Hope you enjoy all your books! And thank you for visiting my blog. :)

    -Brianna @ Brianna's Bookish Confessions

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  40. Marie Antoinette and Maybe Someday both look like something I would enjoy. I will have to check them out on Goodreads.

    I read Etiquette & Espionage and thought the idea was cute, but it was a little to quirky for my taste.

    I hope you enjoy all of your new books. Thanks for stopping by my STS!!

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    1. Maybe Someday was really incredible and the music added so much to the experience, I definitely recommend it.

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  41. Fantastic haul/1 I have the first two books in the Under the Never Sky series, but I need to read them still, eep. Also, sweet deal on the Gail Carriger book! That one's so cute. Hope you enjoy all your new books!

    Cyn @ Bookmunchies

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    1. Get to them soon because they are AMAZING!!! :)

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  42. I wish I had those Under the Never Sky covers. They're so pretty!

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  43. Loved under never sky series but I haven't seen those covers around

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  44. Holy smokes I am loving your haul this week! Fantastic! I haven't read the Under the Never Sky yet but I like your covers a bunch. I really hope you enjoy! Thank you for stopping by!!!

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    1. I definitely recommend it, it's one of my new favourites! :)

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  45. YAY for the Under the Never Sky series! Such a great series :D

    Thanks for visiting my blog!

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

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  46. I'm beyond excited for Maybe Someday! YAY!!!
    Great haul. A lot of books that are on my TBR too. :)
    Happy reading!

    http://thisisthestoryofmyreadinglife.blogspot.ca/2014/03/showcase-sunday-26.html

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    1. I hope you love it! It was an incredible read and the music added a whole new aspect to it :)

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  47. Ahh, so sorry it's taken me this long to reply back (my comments didn't alert me for some reason) Marie Antoinette was good, though I loved the setting more than the actual book, but it was still a good read. And I still need to grab a copy of The Sound, but I should actual read Hunting Lila first, I've had it in my TBR for ages and still haven't read it. :(

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    1. Don't worry about it! I am so late on replying to comments that so far I have been replying for three hours today! I haven't read Hunting Lila yet either... even though I have been meaning to for so long now.

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  48. What a wonderful haul you got. Sorry for the late return stop. Happy Reading!

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