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Monsters | Emerald Fennell
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A blackly comic tale about two children you would never want to meet. Set in the Cornish town of Fowey, all is not as idyllic as the beautiful seaside town might seem. The body of a young woman is discovered in the nets of a fishing boat. It is established that the woman was murdered. Most are shocked and horrified. But there is somebody who is not - a twelve-year-old girl. She is delighted - she loves murders. Soon she is questioning the inhabitants of the town in her own personal investigation. But it is a bit boring on her own. Then Miles Giffard, a twelve-year-old boy, arrives in Fowey with his parents. Luckily Miles is just as odd as she is, and they start investigating together. Oh, and also playing games that re-enact the murders. Just for fun, you understand... A book about two twelve-year-olds that is definitely not for kids.
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rachellayown
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This book isn‘t in the Litsy system yet, but I just finished the ARC of this delightfully weird book. It‘s part fiction, part poetry, part social commentary and is illustrated with some amazing pictures of monsters! Full review next month via Chicago Review of Books.

AshHisson Beautiful cover! I look forward to seeing it. 2y
readordierachel This sounds awesome, and that cover is gorgeous! Excited to read the review. 2y
rachellayown The illustrations are incredible too @AshHisson! 2y
rachellayown Thanks @ReadOrDieRachel! It‘s definitely an interesting book. 2y
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Cuteek
Monsters | Emerald Fennell
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I found this book in a hotel book swap but still haven't gotten round to reading it.
What's one book on your TBR that you can't wait to read? Also who is your favourite Pokémon? ☺️?

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thegirlwiththelibrarybag
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I'm still creeped out, tbh

Really well done.

rubyslippersreads This sounds creepy, but it's interesting because I've been reading about Daphne du Maurier, and she lived in Fowey. (And she apparently wrote some pretty dark stuff too, although I haven't read any of it.) 3y
thegirlwiththelibrarybag @rubyslippersreads, I think I've read Rebecca... it's the why behind how the characters act that makes this creepy. 3y
rubyslippersreads @thegirlwiththelibrarybag I love Rebecca and have read some of her other novels, but she wrote some other novels/short stories that sound too dark for my tastes (and apparently didn't please her readers at the time.) 🤔 3y
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LeahBergen Oooh. Stacked! 3y
Girl_Power Dying to read this since it was covered > 1 year ago on the AWW podcast. Is it available in the US? 3y
thegirlwiththelibrarybag @Girl_Power, it's worth it, I read it about a year ago - and still thinking about it. It shows up on Amazon... so yes? (I bought it when I was in the UK) 3y
Girl_Power Ordered and bumped up on my TBR! Thanks!! 3y
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TheLudicReader
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This is a dark and creepy little thriller about a thirteen-year-old girl who is fascinated by murderers and death. Imagine how exciting it is, then, when bodies start turning up in the tiny coastal town where she spends her summers. Fun...if you like your ya fiction peopled with psychos. 😉

Alfoster I do! What does that say about me...😳😱😱? 3y
TheLudicReader Probably the same thing it says about me, @Alfoster . 😁 3y
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TheLudicReader
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Who can resist buy 3 get 1 free? Not me!

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thegirlwiththelibrarybag
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"It soon became apparent why the fisherman had been so reluctant. The body was like a chicken leg that had been stewed for too long; every time one of the men tried to pick her up, a piece of sodden flesh slid off the bone. PC Nodder shrieked as a handful of thigh came off in his hand."

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Sarrie
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So weird, disturbing, and surprising. It took me a while to decide if I enjoyed this one but its one I'm keeping around. I never saw that ending coming!

thegirlwiththelibrarybag Me either! I bought it on a whim and properly creeped myself out! 4y
Sarrie @thegirlwiththelibrarybag Definitely! I did not expect what I got! 4y
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RachelWeber
Monsters | Emerald Fennell

"I had to eat by myself every night at the big shark-skin table in the dining room, while they shouted at each other in the next room about Mummy and her paintings (most of them portrayed Daddy as an evil centaur)."

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