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The Bone Witch by Rin Chupeco (15)

Kindle: 14016 KBPrint: 448 pagesPublisher: Sourcebooks Fire; Reprint edition (February 1, 2018)ASIN: B01HN3X3NM
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When Tea accidentally resurrects her brother from the dead, she learns she is different from the other witches in her family. Her gift for necromancy means that she’s a bone witch, a title that makes her feared and ostracized by her community. But Tea finds solace and guidance with an older, wiser bone witch, who takes Tea and her brother to another land for training.


In her new home, Tea puts all her energy into becoming an asha—one who can wield elemental magic. But dark forces are approaching quickly, and in the face of danger, Tea will have to overcome her obstacles…and make a powerful choice.

Despite an unsettling resemblance to Japanese revenants, Rin always maintains her sense of hummus. Born and raised in Manila, Philippines, she keeps four pets: a dog, two birds, and a husband.

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Dolittle

AVAILABLE NOW!
RATED PG
102 minutes
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Robert Downey Jr. electrifies one of literature’s most enduring characters in a vivid reimagining of the classic tale of the man who could talk to animals: Dolittle. After losing his wife seven years earlier, the eccentric Dr. John Dolittle (Downey), famed doctor and veterinarian of Queen Victoria’s England, hermits himself away behind the high walls of Dolittle Manor with only his menagerie of exotic animals for company. But when the young queen (Jessie Buckley, Wild Rose) falls gravely ill, a reluctant Dolittle is forced to set sail on an epic adventure to a mythical island in search of a cure, regaining his wit and courage as he crosses old adversaries and discovers wondrous creatures. The doctor is joined on his quest by a young, self-appointed apprentice (Dunkirk’s Harry Collett) and a raucous coterie of animal friends, including an anxious gorilla (Oscar winner Rami Malek), an enthusiastic but bird-brained duck (Oscar winner Octavia Spencer…

The #Friday56 #Instagram56

Welcome to week 471!

RULES:

*Grab a book, any book.

*Turn to Page 56 or 56% on your ereader.
If you have to improvise, that is okay.

*Find a snippet, short and sweet.

*Post it, and add the url to your post in the Linky below.

Also join in the fun on Instagram using the hashtags #Instagram56 #Friday56

Happy weekend to you all!


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Read my review.



Here is my snippet from page 56...






#Win Becoming Mrs. Lewis by Patti Callahan Henry (US)

Patti Callahan Henry is a New York Times best-selling author of fifteen novels, including the (Historical Fiction), BECOMING MRS. LEWIS—The Improbable Love Story of Joy Davidman and C.S. Lewis. Now a USA TODAY, Publishers Weekly, and The Globe and Mail bestseller.  (writing as Patti Callahan)  Her latest novel, THE FAVORITE DAUGHTER, (Southern Contemporary Fiction) was released June 4, 2019, and is available now. A full-time author and mother of three children, she now resides in both Mountain Brook, Alabama and Bluffton, South Carolina with her husband.
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HELEN JOY DAVIDMAN LEWIS
Joy was a firecracker of a woman. She was a brilliant writer, a multi award-winning poet, a child prodigy, a novelist, a critic, a protege of a famous artist and much more. She was also an ex-Jew, ex-communist, ex-atheist, and married, living in Upstate New York. Her relationship with C.S. Lewis was a most improbable love story.
After reading s…

The Witch of Duva by Leigh Bardugo (14)

Length: 52 minutes
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Kindle: 1804 KBPrint: 54 pagesPublisher: Tor Books (June 5, 2012)ASIN: B0085UCUG4
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There was a time when the woods near Duva ate girls…or so the story goes. But it's just possible that the danger may be a little bit closer to home. This story is a companion folk tale to Leigh Bardugo's debut novel, Shadow and Bone.

About the AuthorLeigh Bardugo was born in Jerusalem, grew up in Los Angeles, and graduated from Yale University. These days, she hides out in Hollywood, where she indulges her fondness for glamour, ghouls, and costuming in her other life as a makeup artist. Her first book, Shadow and Bone, was a New York Times bestseller.

REVIEW: Nadia is one interesting character!
I really need a copy of Shadow & Bone now so I can keep up with Nadia and what is to come.
This little story gives us an intro into Nadia's world. It's over so fast though that you are left wanting more!
Was also my intro into this author that I have h…

The Darkest Star by Jennifer L. Armentrout (13)

Kindle: 4951 KBPrint: 358 pagesPublisher: Tor Teen (October 30, 2018)ASIN: B078X2PXD3
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In the world of the Lux, secrets thrive, lies shatter, and love is undeniable.

#1 New York Times, USA Today, and internationally bestselling author Jennifer L. Armentrout brings her trademark drama and intrigue to a new romantic YA science fiction series with The Darkest Star. Set in the beloved world of the Lux, a girl pulled into in a world she doesn't understand finds herself confronted by long buried secrets, a betrayal that could tear her life apart...and Armentrout's most swoonworthy book boyfriend yet.


Seventeen-year-old Evie Dasher knows firsthand the devastating consequences of humanity's war with the aliens. When she's caught up in a raid at a notorious club known as one of the few places where humans and the surviving Luxen can mingle freely, she meets Luc, an unnaturally beautiful guy she initially assumes is a Luxen...but he is in fact something much more powerful. Her…

#Win 1917 (US/CDN)

AVAILABLE MARCH 24!
RATED R
119 minutes
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April 1917, the Western Front. Two British soldiers are sent to deliver an urgent message to an isolated regiment. If the message is not received in time the regiment will walk into a trap and be massacred. To get to the regiment they will need to cross through enemy territory. Time is of the essence and the journey will be fraught with danger. Starring Colin Firth.

REVIEW: So it wasn't the best war movie I've ever seen, but it was still good.
The cinematography is amazing! So rich and with so much detail. The story is just okay though. Two soliders sent to stop the front lines from walking into a trap. Not that interesting and often predictable. A few yelling at the screen moments happened, not gonna lie. How it was all brought together, mixed with a tug on the emotional heart strings is what is makes it good.
Watched it with the hubby. He was engaged throughout, so that was good. He's not big on dramas. He really enjoyed this one tho…

The #Friday56 #Instagram56

Welcome to week 470!

RULES:

*Grab a book, any book.

*Turn to Page 56 or 56% on your ereader.
If you have to improvise, that is okay.

*Find a snippet, short and sweet.

*Post it, and add the url to your post in the Linky below.

Also join in the fun on Instagram using the hashtags #Instagram56 #Friday56

Happy weekend to you all!


Check out this read on Amazon.
Read my review.



Here is my snippet from page 56...