Top Ten Tuesday : Most Beautiful 2017 Debut Novel Covers

I am looking forward to so many debut novels in 2017, not only because they sound AMAZING, but also because their covers are INCREDIBLE, and I cannot wait to get them on my shelf!

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by the fabulous The Broke and Bookish. It’s my favorite weekly meme, because the topics are always super fun, and it’s also a fantastic way to connect with other book bloggers. Join us!


Caraval  by Stephanie Garber


27883214Whatever you’ve heard about Caraval, it doesn’t compare to the reality. It’s more than just a game or a performance. It’s the closest you’ll ever find to magic in this world . . .

Welcome, welcome to Caraval―Stephanie Garber’s sweeping tale of two sisters who escape their ruthless father when they enter the dangerous intrigue of a legendary game.

Scarlett has never left the tiny island where she and her beloved sister, Tella, live with their powerful, and cruel, father. Now Scarlett’s father has arranged a marriage for her, and Scarlett thinks her dreams of seeing Caraval, the far-away, once-a-year performance where the audience participates in the show, are over.

But this year, Scarlett’s long-dreamt of invitation finally arrives. With the help of a mysterious sailor, Tella whisks Scarlett away to the show. Only, as soon as they arrive, Tella is kidnapped by Caraval’s mastermind organizer, Legend. It turns out that this season’s Caraval revolves around Tella, and whoever finds her first is the winner.

Scarlett has been told that everything that happens during Caraval is only an elaborate performance. But she nevertheless becomes enmeshed in a game of love, heartbreak, and magic with the other players in the game. And whether Caraval is real or not, she must find Tella before the five nights of the game are over, a dangerous domino effect of consequences is set off, and her sister disappears forever.

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Frostblood by Elly Blake

27827203.jpgThe frost king will burn.

Seventeen-year-old Ruby is a Fireblood who has concealed her powers of heat and flame from the cruel Frostblood ruling class her entire life. But when her mother is killed trying to protect her, and rebel Frostbloods demand her help to overthrow their bloodthirsty king, she agrees to come out of hiding, desperate to have her revenge.

Despite her unpredictable abilities, Ruby trains with the rebels and the infuriating—yet irresistible—Arcus, who seems to think of her as nothing more than a weapon. But before they can take action, Ruby is captured and forced to compete in the king’s tournaments that pit Fireblood prisoners against Frostblood champions. Now she has only one chance to destroy the maniacal ruler who has taken everything from her—and from the icy young man she has come to love.

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Wintersong by S. Jae-Jones

24763621.jpgBeware the goblin men and the wares they sell.

All her life, nineteen-year-old Liesl has heard tales of the beautiful, mysterious Goblin King. He is the Lord of Mischief, the Ruler Underground, and the muse around which her music is composed. Yet, as Liesl helps shoulder the burden of running her family’s inn, her dreams of composition and childish fancies about the Goblin King must be set aside in favor of more practical concerns.

But when her sister Käthe is taken by the goblins, Liesl journeys to their realm to rescue her sister and return her to the world above. The Goblin King agrees to let Käthe go—for a price. The life of a maiden must be given to the land, in accordance with the old laws. A life for a life, he says. Without sacrifice, nothing good can grow. Without death, there can be no rebirth. In exchange for her sister’s freedom, Liesl offers her hand in marriage to the Goblin King. He accepts.

Down in the Underground, Liesl discovers that the Goblin King still inspires her—musically, physically, emotionally. Yet even as her talent blossoms, Liesl’s life is slowly fading away, the price she paid for becoming the Goblin King’s bride. As the two of them grow closer, they must learn just what it is they are each willing to sacrifice: her life, her music, or the end of the world.

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Blood Rose Rebellion by Rosalyn Eves

31020402The thrilling first book in a YA fantasy trilogy for fans of Red Queen. In a world where social prestige derives from a trifecta of blood, money, and magic, one girl has the ability to break the spell that holds the social order in place.

Sixteen-year-old Anna Arden is barred from society by a defect of blood. Though her family is part of the Luminate, powerful users of magic, she is Barren, unable to perform the simplest spells. Anna would do anything to belong. But her fate takes another course when, after inadvertently breaking her sister’s debutante spell—an important chance for a highborn young woman to show her prowess with magic—Anna finds herself exiled to her family’s once powerful but now crumbling native Hungary.

Her life might well be over.

In Hungary, Anna discovers that nothing is quite as it seems. Not the people around her, from her aloof cousin Noémi to the fierce and handsome Romani Gábor. Not the society she’s known all her life, for discontent with the Luminate is sweeping the land. And not her lack of magic. Isolated from the only world she cares about, Anna still can’t seem to stop herself from breaking spells.

As rebellion spreads across the region, Anna’s unique ability becomes the catalyst everyone is seeking. In the company of nobles, revolutionaries, and Romanies, Anna must choose: deny her unique power and cling to the life she’s always wanted, or embrace her ability and change that world forever.

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Daughter of the Pirate King by Tricia Levenseller

33643994.jpgA 17-year-old pirate captain intentionally allows herself to get captured by enemy pirates in this thrilling YA adventure.

Sent on a mission to retrieve an ancient hidden map—the key to a legendary treasure trove—seventeen-year-old pirate captain Alosa deliberately allows herself to be captured by her enemies, giving her the perfect opportunity to search their ship.

More than a match for the ruthless pirate crew, Alosa has only one thing standing between her and the map: her captor, the unexpectedly clever and unfairly attractive first mate, Riden. But not to worry, for Alosa has a few tricks up her sleeve, and no lone pirate can stop the Daughter of the Pirate King.

Debut author Tricia Levenseller blends action, adventure, romance, and a little bit of magic into a thrilling YA pirate tale.

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Wicked Like Wildfire by Lana Popovic

32051720.jpgAll the women in Iris and Malina’s family are born with a gleam—a unique way of manipulating beauty through magic. Seventeen-year-old Iris sees flowers as fractals and turns her kaleidoscope visions into glasswork, her twin sister Malina interprets moods as music, and their cold, distant mother Jasmina bakes scenery into decadent treats at her confectionery in Old Town Cattaro, Montenegro.

Jasmina forbids Iris and Malina to share their gleams with anyone, and above all, she forbids them to fall in love—being discovered could shatter the quiet lives they’ve built in their tucked-away, seaside town. But Iris and Malina are tired of abiding by their mother’s rules and rebel in secret whenever they can.

Yet when a mysterious, white-haired woman attacks their mother and leaves her hovering between life and death, the sisters unearth an ancient curse that haunts their line—a wicked bargain that masquerades as a blessing, and binds the twins’ fates—and hearts—to a force larger than life. To save each other, they must untangle a thousand years of lies and reveal their own hurtful secrets. But even the deepest sacrifice might not be enough.

Wicked Like a Wildfire is the first book in a sumptuous, bewitching duology about the power of love, death, magic, and the many faces of beauty.

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Soulmated by Shaila Patel

26928871.jpgTwo souls. One Fate.

Eighteen-year-old Liam Whelan, an Irish royal empath, has been searching for his elusive soulmate. The rare union will cement his family’s standing in empath politics and afford the couple legendary powers, while also making them targets of those seeking to oust them.

Laxshmi Kapadia, an Indian-American high school student from a traditional family, faces her mother’s ultimatum: Graduate early and go to medical school, or commit to an arranged marriage.

When Liam moves next door to Laxshmi, he’s immediately and inexplicably drawn to her. In Liam, Laxshmi envisions a future with the freedom to follow her heart.

Liam’s father isn’t convinced Laxshmi is “The One” and Laxshmi’s mother won’t even let her talk to their handsome new neighbor. Will Liam and Laxshmi defy expectations and embrace a shared destiny? Or is the risk of choosing one’s own fate too great a price for the soulmated?

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Seven Days of You by Cecilia Vinesse

26138370Sophia has seven days left in Tokyo before she moves back to the States. Seven days to say good-bye to the electric city, her wild best friend, and the boy she’s harbored a semi-secret crush on for years. Seven perfect days…until Jamie Foster-Collins moves back to Japan and ruins everything.

Jamie and Sophia have a history of heartbreak, and the last thing Sophia wants is for him to steal her leaving thunder with his stupid arriving thunder. Yet as the week counts down, the relationships she thought were stable begin to explode around her. And Jamie is the one who helps her pick up the pieces. Sophia is forced to admit she may have misjudged Jamie, but can their seven short days of Tokyo adventures end in anything but good-bye?

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A Psalm for Lost Girls by Katie Bayerl

30763905.jpgTess da Costa is a saint — a hand-to-god, miracle-producing saint. At least that’s what the people in her hometown of New Avon, Massachusetts, seem to believe. And when Tess suddenly and tragically passes away, her small city begins feverishly petitioning the Pope to make Tess’s sainthood official. Tess’s mother is ecstatic over the fervor, while her sister Callie, the one who knew Tess best, is disgusted – overcome with the feeling that her sister is being stolen from her all over again.

The fervor for Tess’s sainthood only grows when Ana Langone, a local girl who’s been missing for six months, is found alive at the foot of one of Tess’s shrines. It’s the final straw for Callie.

With the help of Tess’s secret boyfriend Danny, Callie’s determined to prove that Tess was something far more important than a saint; she was her sister, her best friend and a girl in love with a boy. But Callie’s investigation uncovers much more than she bargained for: a hidden diary, old family secrets, and even the disturbing truth behind Ana’s kidnapping.

 

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The Hundredth Queen by Emily King

30811001As an orphan ward of the Sisterhood, eighteen-year-old Kalinda is destined for nothing more than a life of seclusion and prayer. Plagued by fevers, she’s an unlikely candidate for even a servant’s position, let alone a courtesan or wife. Her sole dream is to continue living in peace in the Sisterhood’s mountain temple.

But a visit from the tyrant Rajah Tarek disrupts Kalinda’s life. Within hours, she is ripped from the comfort of her home, set on a desert trek, and ordered to fight for her place among the rajah’s ninety-nine wives and numerous courtesans. Her only solace comes in the company of her guard, the stoic but kind Captain Deven Naik.

Faced with the danger of a tournament to the death—and her growing affection for Deven—Kalinda’s only hope for escape lies in an arcane, forbidden power that’s buried within her.

In Emily R. King’s thrilling fantasy debut, an orphan girl blossoms into a warrior, summoning courage and confidence in her fearless quest to upend tradition, overthrow an empire, and reclaim her life as her own.

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Which of these covers do you think would win a bookish beauty contest? What debut novels are you most looking forward to in2017?

68 Comments Add yours

  1. I so shouldn’t have clicked on this… Now I want all of these books for my shelf…

    Great list!

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    1. YAandWine says:

      I know!!! I’m sorry 💁🏼

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  2. The Hundreth Queen definitely wins the bookish beauty contest !

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    1. YAandWine says:

      It’s so beautiful! I am DYING to read that one!

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  3. Beautiful! I love that Seven Days of You cover. The colors are gorgeous!
    My TTT.

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    1. YAandWine says:

      Me too! Covers just get more and more stunning all the time!

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  4. onceuponabookishnerd says:

    It’s half the reason why some of the books are on my TBR…these covers are beautiful! Sometimes I’ll just scroll through Goodreads and find cool covers and add them to my TBR haha

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    1. YAandWine says:

      I know! I’m such a sucker for a good cover. 😊

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  5. ravenblake99 says:

    Great list! All of these covers looks stunning and my favorite would be Wicked like a wild flower and The hundredth queen. 😀

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    1. YAandWine says:

      They’re so gorgeous. I can’t really pick a favorite! That Hundredth Queen cover is a beaut though!

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  6. alishadanger says:

    Oh my! So many good ones. I am reading Caraval right now and it is soooo good!

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    1. YAandWine says:

      Oh, my gosh!!! I ADORED that book. 😍😍😍

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  7. I loved Wicked Like a Wildfire’s cover. So beautiful!

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    1. YAandWine says:

      Agreed! It’s truly gorgeous!

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  8. meganm922 says:

    Beautiful covers! I can’t wait to read some of these. 😍

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    1. YAandWine says:

      Agreed! 📚🍷

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  9. Tiana says:

    I so agree with the Wicked Lovely book cover, it is so gorgeous. I love this list.

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    1. YAandWine says:

      It’s a beaut for sure! Thanks, Tiana!

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  10. Loved your choices! Definitely looking forward to most of these 🙂

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    1. YAandWine says:

      Thank you! Same here. So much goodness coming this year!

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  11. Lois says:

    I would quite happily buy Caraval and Wintersong for their cover alone. Thankfully the synopsis makes them both sound like interesting books as well haha.

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    1. YAandWine says:

      No kidding! They’re so pretty. But Caraval is also my new FAVORITE book of all time, so it’s beautiful on the inside too. 🙂

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  12. Caraval and Wicked Like Wildfire are soooo beautiful!

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    1. YAandWine says:

      Could not agree more!

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  13. Greg says:

    Love that cover of Frostblood, caraval is nice and so is Blood Red Rebellion. Soulmated I haven’t seen, and Seven Days of You just looks good. All nice covers!

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    1. YAandWine says:

      Seriously. They’re all gorgeous. Cannot wait to collect them all! 📚😍

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  14. Ugh, ‘Wintersong’ is so damn beautiful, I can’t handle it! I also like the look of ‘Daughter of the Pirate King’ – it’s not as flashy as the others, but it’s cool. ^_^

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    1. YAandWine says:

      I’m dying to get my hands on Wintersong. And, yeah, I think Daughter of the Pirate King has just a really unique, cool cover. I love it!

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  15. courtney207 says:

    What a beautiful collection of covers! I’m not familiar with any of these upcoming books, but now I’m intrigued! My favorite of these is “Seven Days of You”.
    My TTT (10 mini reviews)

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    1. YAandWine says:

      I know! I cannot wait to have them on my shelf! Thanks for sharing your TTT as well!

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  16. There are so many beautiful covers out there! I really love the Caraval cover and Wintersong cover. 🙂

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    1. YAandWine says:

      They are STUNNING. I’m really digging that Hundredth Queen cover too. 😍😍😍

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    1. YAandWine says:

      Agreed! Thanks for sharing!

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  17. Wicked Like A Wildfire is so gorgeous!! I really hope I enjoy the story just as much. I think Frost Blood is quite pretty as well. Great list! – My TTT https://goo.gl/X3Ifzt

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    1. YAandWine says:

      TOTALLY agree! 😄 So many beautiful books this year!

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  18. LHauser27 says:

    Hi! I don’t think I’ve been to your site yet. I love YA and wine! lol 🙂 These are all beautiful covers (even if most of them look too scary for me to read. haha) Great list!
    My TTT
    Leslie

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    1. YAandWine says:

      Thank you so much! I love YA and wine as well! 📚🍷

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  19. Elen @ The Dragon Reader says:

    These are all so gorgeous! I’m definitely looking forward to Caraval the most – it sounds incredible.

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    1. YAandWine says:

      Caraval IS incredible. I LOVED it and can’t wait for everyone to read it. 💕💕💕

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  20. Molly's Book Nook says:

    THESE ALL ARE SO PRETTY & I just discovered some awesome sounding books. Uhm, hello, a pirate book? Yes, please! Added to my TBR now 😀

    Molly @ Molly’s Book Nook

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    1. YAandWine says:

      Right?! I’m so excited for that one. Tricia is local too, so doubly excited!

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  21. Donna says:

    Gosh, why do all titles have beautiful covers??

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    1. YAandWine says:

      Right?! There goes all my money.

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    1. YAandWine says:

      Thank you! And thanks for sharing your link as well!

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  22. Hi! I just nominated you for the Mystery Blogger Award! Hope that you could do the tag!
    https://lilbooklovers.wordpress.com/2017/01/26/mysterybloggeraward/

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    1. YAandWine says:

      Thanks so much! I have already been nominated, but I’ll definitely update my post and add your questions. Thanks again!!!

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  23. ezinwanyi13 says:

    I like those. I will add The Thing About Love by Julie James; The Hundred Lies of Lizzie Lovett as well was cute in its simplicity

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  24. Azia says:

    All these covers are just so beautiful! I especially love Caraval, Wintersong, Blood Rose Rebellion, and Wicked Like Wildfire. So many gorgeous covers. I must have them all LOL. Awesome list!

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    1. YAandWine says:

      They really are! I think Blood Rose Rebellion is my fav, but I think I’ll have to see them when they’re all actually published. And Caraval is on Tuesday! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

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      1. Azia says:

        Blood Rose Rebellion has such a beatiful color combo. I’m a sucker for white, red, and pink together haha. And I am SO EXCITED to read Caraval. It feels like I’ve been waiting forever to read it. And now it’s almost here!! 😀

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      2. YAandWine says:

        Aaahh, Caraval is SO. GOOD. You’re gonna love it! I can’t wait to chat about it. I do love the white, red, and pink on Blood Rose Rebellion, but I almost like it’s ARC cover better. The background is bright blue instead of white.

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      3. Azia says:

        Oooh yay! I’ve read so many good reviews on it so far!! I’m so excited to read it and join in on the discussion 😀 I haven’t seen the ARC cover but that sounds like it would be really lovely!

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  25. So many gorgeous covers! I’m definitely noticing a distinct trend in flower themed covers. Not that I’m complaining, of course.

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    1. YAandWine says:

      I didn’t even notice that! So true though. I’m not sure if that’s a trend in publishing though, or if I just like book covers with flowers on them personally. Food for thought! 🤔🤔🤔

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  26. TeacherofYA says:

    All of these are beautiful! I love BRR’s cover…I love the roses. And THQ? Gorgeous! The covers are just getting so beautiful.

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    1. YAandWine says:

      Those and Caraval are my favs on this list! So pretty!!!! 😍😍😍

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  27. noelleg44 says:

    I love suggestions for new reads! This was great! Thanks so much for following my blog – I am honored! Stop by any time!

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    1. YAandWine says:

      I absolutely will. Thank you as well!

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  28. Emma says:

    Love, love, love the cover of Winter Song!

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    1. YAandWine says:

      Isn’t it gorgeous! It just hit the bestsellers list this week too. I STILL haven’t read it, but I really want to.

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  29. Beware Of The Reader says:

    You indeed chose real gorgeous covers! can I have them all? LOL

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    1. YAandWine says:

      Seriously! I can’t wait to get my hands on these!!!

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      1. Beware Of The Reader says:

        Well I’ll have to find sponsors to buy all of them Lol

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      2. YAandWine says:

        No kidding! Book loving is an expensive hobby!

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