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Tina (frogluv3r) | 458 comments Discussion for January BOTM


Andrea Diaz (literarygetaway) | 17 comments I recently read this book so I'm excited to talk about it with everyone :)


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David Estes (davidestesbooks) | 10713 comments Mod
Me too, me too!! But I'll wait and give everyone a little while to read it first :)


Lollie (lolliemonsta) I just read this over christmas... maybe I should have waited!
At least it will still be fresh in my mind and I can get in on the discussions :)


Karen’s Library | 11320 comments Mod
I listened to this one a few months ago and really enjoyed it. Looking forward to the discussion once everyone else has read. :-)


Lola (lolasreviews) | 563 comments I own this book, will try to read it this month!


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David Estes (davidestesbooks) | 10713 comments Mod
Yay!! Who else is reading?


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Jessica Carroll (Novel Words by Jessica) | 3 comments Me, Me, Me!!


Gabriela | 221 comments Someone just loaned this book to me! Cool...


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Tina (frogluv3r) | 458 comments I have to re-read it because I read it quite a while ago.


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David Estes (davidestesbooks) | 10713 comments Mod
C'mon people, more of you have GOT to read this book. So good!


Gabriela | 221 comments I started the book tonight and so far I am finding myself getting sucked in...we will see.


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Lola (lolasreviews) | 563 comments David wrote: "C'mon people, more of you have GOT to read this book. So good!"

I really want to read it, but I have to finish my current book and two reviews books first :(


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David Estes (davidestesbooks) | 10713 comments Mod
Lolita wrote: "David wrote: "C'mon people, more of you have GOT to read this book. So good!"

I really want to read it, but I have to finish my current book and two reviews books first :("


You can do it! LOL if you can't fit it in this month, no big deal, you can still post your comments as we'd love to hear them :)


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David Estes (davidestesbooks) | 10713 comments Mod
Gabriela wrote: "I started the book tonight and so far I am finding myself getting sucked in...we will see."

Yay! I loved the first 30% of the book, it was my favorite part :)


Karen’s Library | 11320 comments Mod
I listened to this book on audio. I thought it was good, but my favorite part was the last 30%. ;-)


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David Estes (davidestesbooks) | 10713 comments Mod
Lol! I liked that bit too :) The middle dragged a little for me but overall an awesome read!


Karen’s Library | 11320 comments Mod
I think I was brushing my teeth while listening and when everything came together, I think I dropped my toothbrush! I just stood there staring at the device. I sure did not see that coming! I love those types of surprises!


Sherrie | 1212 comments Daughter of Smoke and Bone was amazing! I read it last year and thought it was incredibly well written. The author has such a beautiful writing style.


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Bee (nbeewrites) Although I loved this book, I can't get myself to read the second one. Maybe because of some reviews of it I read. They sound so depressing. xD And there probably are to many books in the angelgenre (and the vampire genre too). There are very few books in those genres I actually like because most of them are the same and the heroines in those books are sooo annoying in most of them. (Not this one. Karou is badass.) xD The most badass heroine I know so far is Alexa from the Alexa Montgomery Saga from H.D. Gordon. She is awesome! Not a whining, insecure, annoying girl like so many others are. xD
That counts for the dystopian genre as well. That's why I was so surprised that I loved The Moon Dwellers (The Dwellers, #1) by David Estes lol.


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David Estes (davidestesbooks) | 10713 comments Mod
Karen wrote: "I think I was brushing my teeth while listening and when everything came together, I think I dropped my toothbrush! I just stood there staring at the device. I sure did not see that coming! I lo..."

Hahaha!


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David Estes (davidestesbooks) | 10713 comments Mod
Sherrie wrote: "Daughter of Smoke and Bone was amazing! I read it last year and thought it was incredibly well written. The author has such a beautiful writing style."

Completely agree :)


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David Estes (davidestesbooks) | 10713 comments Mod
Bieke wrote: "Although I loved this book, I can't get myself to read the second one. Maybe because of some reviews of it I read. They sound so depressing. xD And there probably are to many books in the angelgenr..."

I want to read the second one, but I haven't read any reviews for it :) And thanks for the shout out on The Moon Dwellers and for HD Gordon's Alexa series!


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Bee (nbeewrites) David wrote: "Bieke wrote: "Although I loved this book, I can't get myself to read the second one. Maybe because of some reviews of it I read. They sound so depressing. xD And there probably are to many books in..."

I just finished the last book in the Alexa series yesterday and I really really REALLY love H.D.'s writing. She is so good! If you haven't read her books, do it now!


Gabriela | 221 comments My friend asked for her book back :( I think I will see I can borrow it from the library.


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Gabriela | 221 comments As it turns out the library has no copies available to check out at this time, funny thing it says there are 22 copies! :( But I found the book at a really GOOD price! It should be here by the 11th!


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David Estes (davidestesbooks) | 10713 comments Mod
LOL yay!! I'm glad you got one anyway and with plenty of time to join our group read :) Can't wait to see what you think!


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Lola (lolasreviews) | 563 comments I started this yesterday evening. So far it's good, but I haven't read that much yet :P


Ashley Stoyanoff (ashley_stoyanoff) | 35 comments I just started it and so far I don't want to put it down. It's great!


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Lola (lolasreviews) | 563 comments I think I am halfway through this book at the moment. I really enjoy it. I love the writing style and whil normally it always takes me some time to get used to third person perspective, here it felt naturally. the story and world are both very interesting. And I love the main character, she really is amazing.


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Lola (lolasreviews) | 563 comments Wow this book was really good, read my review here: http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/...


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David Estes (davidestesbooks) | 10713 comments Mod
Awesome review, so glad you liked it!!


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Gabriela | 221 comments I am still waiting for my book :(


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David Estes (davidestesbooks) | 10713 comments Mod
Aww hope you get it soon!


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Lola (lolasreviews) | 563 comments David wrote: "Awesome review, so glad you liked it!!"

Thanks :). I immediately ordered the next book.


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Gabriela | 221 comments I got my book in the mail!! :D
But now I can't read the books I was reading on my Kindle, it is frozen again:(


Tracy | 823 comments I am almost finished with this one to and I am really liking it. I went to the library tonight and got the next one.


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David Estes (davidestesbooks) | 10713 comments Mod
Tracy wrote: "I am almost finished with this one to and I am really liking it. I went to the library tonight and got the next one."

Awesome!! The next one might end up being the book of the month for next month! If it gets enough votes that is :)


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David Estes (davidestesbooks) | 10713 comments Mod
Gabriela wrote: "I got my book in the mail!! :D
But now I can't read the books I was reading on my Kindle, it is frozen again:("


Yay can't wait to hear what you think!!

Aww sorry about your Kindle, technology can be frustrating, can't beat good ol paperbacks :)


Tracy | 823 comments David wrote: "Tracy wrote: "I am almost finished with this one to and I am really liking it. I went to the library tonight and got the next one."

Awesome!! The next one might end up being the book of the month ..."


Good, well maybe good David. The ending was not a desirable one so I am anxious to get to the second one. Guess I could wait though since patience is a virtue and delayed gratification is whatever, whatever. Yeah, I can wait.


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David Estes (davidestesbooks) | 10713 comments Mod
Lol you don't have to wait though unless you really want to :) You'll still be welcome to comment and add your thoughts!! But it would be fun to read along with you, I'll definitely be reading!


Tracy | 823 comments When does the poll go up David?


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David Estes (davidestesbooks) | 10713 comments Mod
We're still taking nominations for a few more days and then the poll will be up for almost a week :) The BOTM should be announced a couple days before the end of January


Tracy | 823 comments David wrote: "We're still taking nominations for a few more days and then the poll will be up for almost a week :) The BOTM should be announced a couple days before the end of January"

Yeah! Hey, are you guys still doing the chapter a day? I don't remember seeing it or was that just for a little while.

I think I need to do that with 11/22/63 by Stephen King and maybe I can finish it by the end of the year.


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David Estes (davidestesbooks) | 10713 comments Mod
We haven't started a chapter a day program in this group yet although we should at some point. We have done a couple ad hoc chapter a day reads for my books as they've been released, back when this was only my fan group and not a full fledged YA group :) We're trying to take things slow at the moment so we can keep all the current program's going, but we'll definitely consider instituting a chapter a day at some point as we grow :)


Tracy | 823 comments Cool, I really enjoy those but don't get to participate in them often. Either because I have already read the book or can't get it in time.


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David Estes (davidestesbooks) | 10713 comments Mod
I know what you mean, I'm sort of the same but I'm really trying to read every book that comes up in the group this year. That's my goal anyway, so far I'm 2/2 in 2013! I read Daughter of Smoke & Bone (Daughter of Smoke & Bone, #1) by Laini Taylor and of course I wrote The Sun Dwellers (The Dwellers #3) by David Estes so I'm off to a good start for January LOL


Tracy | 823 comments That sounds like an interesting challenge David.


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David Estes (davidestesbooks) | 10713 comments Mod
Thanks :) It's sort of my own personal reading challenge for this year :)


Tracy | 823 comments David wrote: "Thanks :) It's sort of my own personal reading challenge for this year :)"

Good way to get a lot of different genres and new authors read.


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