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Gobsmacked

Please accept my apologies for the unusual pause in our regularly scheduled programming here. I seem to have read Jellicoe Road followed by a double chaser of The Thief and The Queen of Attolia. Am now sitting here gobsmacked at the excellence. Reviews to follow just as soon as I recover the power of speech. 

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  1. Told you told you told you! Can you beleive it's taken you this long to read the Attolia books?! And just wait till you read KING.

    And think about the fact that the next one is IN THE WORKS.

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  2. Seriously. There's no excuse for me. I am in LOVE with these books. I'm 25 pages into KING and am having trouble concentrating on anything else.

    When, when, when will the fourth one be out?

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  3. I was just about to say, WAIT until you read King of Attolia! Aren't they just unspeakably brilliant?

    And the fourth one will be out in 2010! No news on the title yet, but all the MWT fans on the "Sounis" community (http://sounis.livejournal.com/) are abuzz about it.

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  4. Unspeakably, RJ. I am such a fangirl.

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  5. Indeed, Winter 2010!

    We're a ways away from galleys, yet, but I'll send you one when they're done!

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  6. i also jumped in to say you should read king of attolia and as impossible as it sounds i'd think it's even better than the queen (though the thief is just perfect and nothing can be better than that though the king IS as good!!)

    and also the other two marchetta books are different from the jellicoe road, i thought very different writing style and nothing like the jellicoe road (that it i thought) though very good. try saving francesca first, i think.

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  7. Katayoun, I am 175 pages into KING now and you are absolutely right. It's superb.

    I did get the impression Marchetta's others weren't the same thing as JELLICOE. I picked up a copy of SAVING FRANCESCA at the library so we'll see how it goes.

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  8. Wow! I know I'm late to comment on this post, but I just got so excited to see you so gobsmacked with these latest reads! Yay!

    Interestingly, I recently took The Thief off our bookshelf to read for the YA Reading Challenge I'm doing. Haven't started it yet, but will soon! I'm so excited to see you loved it and reviewed it. I'm off to read your review, now...

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  9. Christine, hie thee to The Thief and don't look back. Me, I'm still fumbling around uselessly for something to follow these with.

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  10. I'm currently reading the truth about forever by Sarah Dessen per my teen's adamant pleas. I just started it, so it may take a few days, but rest assured, The Thief has definitely claimed a spot high on my reading queue.

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  11. Yay!

    Confession: I read one Sarah Dessen book quite awhile ago. I think it was This Lullaby. I was pretty underwhelmed. I know everyone adores her and I really ought to try more. I just...haven't yet. So let me know what you think.

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