Wednesday, September 12, 2012 13:20

WoW 22. Iron hearted Violet & Anne Boleyn.


Kelly Barnhill - Iron hearted Violet.
Expected publication: October 9th 2012 by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
 Iron Hearted Violet The end of their world begins with a story.
This one.

In most fairy tales, princesses are beautiful, dragons are terrifying, and stories are harmless. This isn't most fairy tales.

Princess Violet is plain, reckless, and quite possibly too clever for her own good. Particularly when it comes to telling stories. One day she and her best friend, Demetrius, stumble upon a hidden room and find a peculiar book. A forbidden book. It tells a story of an evil being -- called the Nybbas -- imprisoned in their world. The story cannot be true -- not really. But then the whispers start. Violet and Demetrius, along with an ancient, scarred dragon, may hold the key to the Nybbas's triumph . . . or its demise. It all depends on how they tell the story. After all, stories make their own rules.

Iron Hearted Violet is a story of a princess unlike any other. It is a story of the last dragon in existence, deathly afraid of its own reflection. Above all, it is a story about the power of stories, our belief in them, and how one enchanted tale changed the course of an entire kingdom.
Absolutely everything from this book sounds amazing and the cover is gorgeous.

Bianca Ison - Anne Boleyn and the Zombie Apocalyps.
Expected publication: December 25th 2013.
Cover: not available yet.
It all started with a simple bite.

Anne Boleyn woke on the eve of her 16th birthday expecting a small gathering with her father Thomas and her sister Mary and archery hunting in the woods behind their home.

What she got was a country ravaged by fire and death. Her mother eaten in half on the kitchen floor. Her sister and father infected and hunting her down with the rest of the walkers.

And a group of teens hellbent on survival - the Swordsman Marquess of Pembroke, Prince Henry VIII of England, Axe wielder Jane Seymour, and Dagger wielder Catherine of Aragon.

In a world now in turmoil and ruin, Anne must learn to survive the Zombie Apocalypse... or become one of them herself.
Anne Boleyn AND zombies? Enough said.

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96 comments:

  1. Oh wow, the second one sounds even better then the first one! I wonder how the cover is going to look :D Great choices Mel! :)

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    Emma @Boekenzee

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  2. Ooh that looks intriguing! Haven't heard of this series!

    Thanks for visiting my WoW!

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  3. I can't tell if the first story is middle grade or not based on the cover but I like the synopsis - dragons are always good.

    The second? You had me at Anne Boleyn but when you added zombies, I started drooling. As a Tudor nut, I would be ashamed of myself if I didn't have this in my collection. :)

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  4. I haven't heard of that book.

    Here's my WoW - http://bookbloggermom.blogspot.com/2012/09/waiting-on-wednesday-8.html

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  5. Nice picks. These both sounds great... :)

    Jenea @ Books Live Forever
    http://booksliveforever.com/?p=4078

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  6. Wow, haven't heard of either of these but they both so crazy interesting. Anne Boleyn and zombies? The possibilities of imagination are clearly endless!

    Thanks for visiting my WoW
    -Jessie Marie

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  7. Awesome choices. Have not heard of these before. Thanks for sharing :)

    Jennifer @ Dream Reads

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  8. Wow these look like fun! I haven't heard of them before but I am definitely going to check them out! Thanks for sharing and stopping by =)

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  9. Oooh, hadn't heard of the first one but I do love fairy tales. And I am NOT at all a fan of zombies but somehow the combination of zombies and all the wives of Henry VIII armed with daggers and swords just makes me laugh. (Though I'm not sure how all those characters could be teenagers since IRL Henry and Catherine were maybe 20 years older than Anne and Jane) Still, I might have to try that one!

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  10. October 9th... Not a long wait! Just start marking the dates off of your calender! :)
    The book seems very interesting, by the way.
    Thanks for stopping by my WoW!

    -Sarika. :)

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  11. That cover is amazing - it makes you want to get lost in the book and the premise sounds fantastic. Thanks for stopping by PTB

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  12. Ooh, Anne Boleyn & the Zombie Apocalypse sounds awesome--thanks for putting it on my radar!

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  13. I have this one and it looks so amazing. I can't wait to read it.

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  14. Looks really good and exciting :) I love adventures and fantasy books, and this one sounds like a very interesting one :) Thanks for bringing it to my attention!

    My pick:
    Evie Bookish

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  15. Anne Boelyn and zombies? I'm in! And I'd buy "Iron Hearted Violet" for the cover alone. Great picks! Thanks for stopping by.

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  16. Both of your picks sound awesome! I am definitely going to add both to my TBR!!

    Thanks for stopping by my WoW and sharing.

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  17. Looks like an interesting read! Thanks for sharing and stopping by :)

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  18. Great picks! Both sound really exciting! Adventure and zombies, these books have everything! Thanks for stopping by
    My WoW

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  19. I don't usually read MG novels but Iron Hearted Violet sounds so good! And I love the cover too! :)

    Thanks for stopping by!

    ~Sara @ Forever 17 Books

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  20. I'm not a fan of zombies, but the Anne Boleyn one sounds interesting! The other book isn't quite my kind of thing, but princesses and dragons?! Hmmm...

    Thanks for sharing!

    Rachel @ Beauty and the Bookshelf

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  21. I have not heard of either of these yet, but I will definitely be looking them up now! :)

    Thanks for stopping by my my WoW!

    Holly

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  22. This sounds interesting. I'm going to have to add it to my TBR list. Thanks for stopping by my WoW. :)

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  23. Iron Hearted Violet sounds great, and I absolutely LOVE that cover!!!

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  24. Wow. Sounds like it belongs on my tbr pile!
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    Aditi
    That Readioactive Book Blog

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  25. The first one sounds cool but a bit too middle grade for my taste, but the second one is awesome! o.O Zombies in Tudor England? Anne Boleyn? This one definitely goes on my list :)

    Thanks for pointing it out for me and for stopping by my blog!

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  26. Oh, I love it that "Iron Hearted Violet" is not a common fairy tale. It sounds really good. And it's got a book and a dragon and a princess - what can go wrong? ;) Also, the cover is great. Thanks for sharing and dropping by our blog!


    Diana @ BookVenturers

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  27. So I totally considered this for my WoW pick this week, but I didn't read the summary. Anne Boleyn AND ZOMBIES! Now I REALLY NEED IT.

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  28. Wow, Anne Boleyn and Zombies? Interesting combination! Iron Hearted Violet sounds like it would be a good read, too. Great picks and thanks for visiting!

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  29. oh wow, i LOVE the cover of Iron Hearted Violet!! SO PRETTY

    great picks!

    - Juhina @ Maji Bookshelf

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  30. Ooooh! This does sound like something I would like to read! Thanks so much for spotlighting it today. Please check out my WoW!

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  31. Iron Hearted Violet sounds fascinating. I think I'll add that to my list of books to read.

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  32. Haven't heard of either of these but Iron Hearted Violet sounds fabulous. Great choices.

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  33. Ohh Iron Hearted Violet sounds awesome!! Thanks for sharing!!

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  34. Ooo, both sound great and I haven't heard of either one!

    Thanks for stopping by my WOW.

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  35. I really love the sound of Iron Hearted Violet I'll definitelt be checking that one out, great picks, thanks for stopping by!

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  36. Old follower! Just stopping by to return the visit! Love the book... :D
    Michelle @ Mom With A Kindle

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  37. I haven't heard of either of these but they sound fairly interesting.
    Thanks for checking out my WOW over at Exploring All Genres

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  38. Hey! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog! And thank you so much about my blog header. <3

    I love your picks for Wow! The first one sounds amazing and the cover is PERFECT. The second one, omg, zombies and Anne Boleyn!! That's definitely going on my to-read list as well.

    -Shauna @ thesisterstale

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  39. Awesome picks! They both sounds really good. I definitely have to read the first one right away.

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  40. Great picks! I haven't heard of either but they sound really good! :D

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  41. Oohh I like how you featured middle grade books. It sounds so awesome! BOTH sound amazing! Thank you for dropping by!
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    Giselle from Book Nerd Canada
    Waiting on Wednesday #38

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  42. Great picks. I love the cover of Iron Hearted Violet and Anne Boleyn and zombies sounds amazing. :)

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  43. I love the sound of Iron Hearted Violet. - a dragon and a different fairy retelling :D It looks awesome!!!

    Great Picks!!
    My WoW is http://ilovebooksclub101.blogspot.com/2012/09/waiting-on-wednesday-6.html

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  44. Great choice! I've never heard of it before but it sounds really good! Thanks for stopping by my blog!

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  45. They. Both. Look. Epic.
    Thanks for visiting my blog and adding two new books to my TBR pile :D

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  46. The first book sound like I would def like it..I mean un-princess like princesses and dragons? oh yeah.
    And as a lover of zombie books the second one sounds wicked awesome!

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  47. Iron Hearted Violet looks amazing. I think that is something my daughter and I will both love. Thank you for bringing it to my attention!

    Thanks for stopping by Book Cover Justice :)

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  48. I love the synopsis for Anne Boleyn and the Zombie Apocalyps. Great pick!
    Thanks for checking out my WoW :)

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  49. MIND BLOWN. Anne Boleyn and ZOMBIES?!!? I MUST KNOW WHAT IS GOING ON! Sorry for the caps, I couldn't express my enthusiasm any other way. Thanks for sharing these awesome picks and stopping by mine!

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  50. Love the cover of Iron Hearted Violet and they both sound awesome! Great picks!

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    Sangita @ Whisper of Reads.

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  51. Oh wow, that Anne Boleyn one looks awesome!

    Thanks for stopping by my WoW!

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  52. wait.....The Tudors...and zombies? WHERE HAS THIS BEEN ALL MY LIFE, MY TWO LIFE PASSIONS!

    O.O Thank you for opening my eyes.

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  53. Wow! Awesome picks! They both sound fantastic. I would never have imagined a book with Anne Boleyn and zombies. :D

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  54. Anne Boleyn and zombies?! Awesome. I'll have to pick that one up because I love reading from the Henry VIII era. And zombies are a definite plus...

    Thanks for visiting my WoW.

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  55. Both sound really good! Thanks for sharing! :)

    - Sam @ SIK Book Reviews

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  56. Awww looks like a good one! I'll have to check it out :)

    Jaime @ Two Chicks On Books

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  57. I've seen this one before, I have it on my goodreads. =] Thanks for sharing and visiting my WoW.

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  58. Oh yes! I really want to read Iron-Hearted Violet! It sounds exactly like the type of MG that I love to read. And I can't help but be reminded of Merida from Brave.

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  59. Oh wow! Anne Boleyn sounds freaking awesome. Thanks for sharing!

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  60. I haven't heard of either of these two books, but they book sound amazing! Love the reckless princess with the dragon, and I love zombies as well! I'm adding both to my Wishlist.

    Thanks for stopping by!

    http://darlenesbooknook.blogspot.ca/2012/09/waiting-on-wednesday-sever-by-lauren.html

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  61. Iron Hearted Violet sounds so good, I love a good remix on the traditional fairy tale/fantasy story. And Anne Boleyn with zombies? I may have to read this one just to see how the author pulls it off! Thanks so much for stopping by today =)

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  62. Anne Boleyn and zombies indeed! I can't wait to see the cover on that one!

    Thanks for stopping by my WoW today!

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  63. These both sound really great! Awesome choices!!

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  64. That first one sounds great! And the cover is awesome! Hope you enjoy them both!

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  65. The second one sounds crazy! I wonder what the cover will look like. I've only read one Zombie book before, but I might have to try this one. Thanks for stopping by today.

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  66. A seriously good combo in this book - can't wait to read it!

    - Jessica @ Book Sake

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  67. Great picks! I haven't heard of either of these ones yet but they sound really good. Definitely adding them to my list. I love zombies!

    Thanks for visiting my post!
    Traci @ The Reading Geek

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  68. I haven't heard of this one but from what you said it sounds very interesting! I might have to take a look!

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  69. This does look really good. Thanks for stopping by my blog.

    ~Danica Page
    Taking it One Page at a Time

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  70. Oohh these both look interesting. :) I actually haven't heard of either of them.

    Thanks for stopping by! ^__^

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  71. Hi, Mel!

    Thanks so much for dropping by and commenting on my WOW! Much appreciated!!

    Of these two books, I'm particularly interested in "Iron Hearted Violet". It really sounds like it will deliver a totally WONDERFUL reading experience!! I like the sound of that synopsis -- a princess 'too smart' for her own good (I don't think a princess can be smart enough!), a dragon scared of his own reflection, and the power of storytelling. SQUEEEE!!! What's NOT to love? Fortunately, this one is already safely ensconced in my TBR!! Thanks for sharing!! : )

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  72. Nice pick! The book sounds interesting! Thanks for stopping by My WoW

    Teresa @ Readers Live A Thousand Lives

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  73. Anne Boleyn and the Zombie Apocalyps sounds different! I love zombies. Iron Hearted Violet sounds like a cute fairytale. Great picks! Thanks for stopping by!

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  74. Hi! Hopping by.

    Iron Hearted Violet does have a pretty cool cover and story. It reminds me of The Never Ending Story--with a contemporary twist! I've never heard of it. Thanks, off to add it on my TBR list!

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  75. Great picks!I haven't heard of these books, but they both sounds really good!I added them to my wishlist ;)
    Thank you for stopping by =)

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  76. I am so in love with the cover of Iron-Hearted Violet!! It sounds like such a fun fantasy, too. Can't wait.

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  77. Thanks for your comment! I have never heard of this book before. Thanks for sharing = )

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  78. Ohh, pretty cover. <3 It looks awesome ;) Both books seems interesting :) Hope you'll love them once they come out :D
    Thank you for commenting on my WoW. <3
    Love, Carina @ Carina's Books

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  79. This is the first time I came across these books..
    But they're seem nice!
    Thanks for droppin by my WoW!
    Michelle Shouts Random

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  80. Oh, that sounds like a cute story! :)

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  81. I didn't know about either of these! They sound awesome, especially Iron Hearted Violet. Thanks for sharing!

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  82. I love twisted fairy tales! Great pick. Thanks for stopping by!

    Arianna @ Wandering Librarians

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  83. Iron Hearted Violet looks fabulous!! I love that cover...and a book about dragons? Yes please!

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  84. OMG o.O *drools* sounds like a great book ^^

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  85. i love that cover of iron hearted violet!! i want it blown up so i can hang it on my wall. thanks for stopping by our WoW.

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  86. Thanks for stopping by. It sounds good and cover is amazing.

    Have a great week.
    My WOW

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  87. I hadn't heard of this book before, but Anne Boleyn and zombies sounds like an interesting combination. Thanks for stopping by my WOW.

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  88. I am SO EXCITED about this!!! I hope we get to read it soon!!! Thanks for stopping by my wow.

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  89. I hadn't heard about this one but I hope you enjoy it when it comes out. Great pick!
    Thanks for visiting my WoW post!

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  90. Oh my! Ironhearted sounds wonderful! Will definitely add that to my wishlist. And that cover!! Thanks for stopping by my WoW! :D

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  91. And of course I mean Iron Hearted Violet. ;)

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  92. Sounds amazing and I haven't seen it before. Great pick!

    Thanks for stopping by!

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  93. Haven't heard both of these but the second what sounds AMAZING! I'm definitely adding that to my TBR! Thanks so much for sharing and for stopping by my WoW post too ;D I'll waiting on this along with you from now! Love the premise! Amazing picks.

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  94. Umm.. Oh my gosh! Iron Hearted Violet sounds SO amazing. Must read for me. :)

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  95. The Anne Boleyn one sounds awesome! I most definitely adding this to my TBR list. Thanks for sharing and sorry for the late reply!

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