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The Gifts That Bind Us, by Caroline O'Donoghue

32 reviews

elatedbooks's review against another edition

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funny lighthearted
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes

4.5

“It didn’t matter what I believed, it mattered that you were safe.” 

Forget what star sign you are I wanna know which hidden gifts character you’re most like. Personally I think I’m a chaotic mix of Maeve & Fiona.

The first book is my absolute baby I love it so much it’s real life magic <3 But I thoroughly enjoyed this one too - hilarious & continuing with some super interesting discussions that just aren’t found anywhere else in YA. I truly think this series is such a terrific standout in the genre & hopefully a bit of a watershed moment. 

Quotes hitting a bit too close to home 🙃 
“She wants people to know she has flaws but she can’t stand owning up to what they are.” 

“There’s actually no difference between being perfect and being desperate to please.” 

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const_elle_ations's review against another edition

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adventurous dark funny mysterious medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.5


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grets_reads's review

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emotional mysterious medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? It's complicated
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.25


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bookcats's review against another edition

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3.5


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pollyhall's review against another edition

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dark emotional sad tense medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? No
  • Loveable characters? No
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

2.0


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chris_crossed99's review against another edition

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adventurous challenging dark emotional mysterious reflective tense medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? It's complicated

3.25

I love the book but felt like there was a lot of unanswered questions. I wasn’t too satisfied with the ending. 

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bumblebeejet's review

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adventurous mysterious medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? It's complicated
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? It's complicated

3.75


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theunfinishedbookshelf's review

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adventurous dark mysterious fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? It's complicated

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mcdal's review against another edition

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4.5

Not enough Roe. Could’ve been another 5/5 if there was more Roe. Aside from that, I have no notes, only incoherent screaming 

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skyllarduncan's review against another edition

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adventurous dark mysterious medium-paced

4.5


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