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Meddling Kids
Meddling Kids | Edgar Cantero
For fans of John Dies at the End and Welcome to Night Vale comes a tour de force of horror, humor, and H.P. Lovecraft. The surviving members of a forgotten teenage detective club (and their dog) must reunite as broken adults to finally solve the terrifying case that ruined them all and sent the wrong man to prison. Scooby Doo and the gang never had to do this! 1990. The teen detectives once known as the Blyton Summer Detective Club (of Blyton Hills, a small mining town in the Zoinx River Valley in Oregon) are all grown up and haven t seen each other since their fateful, final case in 1977. Andy, the tomboy, is twenty-five and on the run, wanted in at least two states. Keri, one-time kid genius and budding biologist, is bartending in New York, working on a serious drinking problem. At least she s got Sean, an excitable Weimeraner descended from the original canine member of the team. Nate, the horror nerd, has spent the last thirteen years in and out of mental health institutions, and currently resides in an asylum in Arhkam, Massachusetts. The only friend he still sees is Peter, the handsome jock turned movie star. The problem is, Peter s been dead for years. The time has come to uncover the source of their nightmares and return to where it all began in 1977. This time, it better not be a man in a mask. The real monsters are waiting. With raucous humor and brilliantly orchestrated mayhem, Edgar Cantero s Meddling Kids taps into our shared nostalgia for the books and cartoons we grew up with, and delivers an exuberant, eclectic, and highly entertaining celebration of horror, life, friendship, and many-tentacled, interdimensional demon spawn."
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VioletBramble
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“So this is a witch‘s house?” she said. She checked the spiraling ornaments of the porch lamps and the handrail, the silent wooden wind chime, the withered Christmas wreath on the door. “Looks like the place of an old lady that never got married “
“That‘s Puritan for witch” Nate said, as he knocked again.

I liked this book well enough though the format was weird- novel like and then script like-, with overly descriptive action sequences.

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Echo
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She doesn‘t understand why I am yelling at this book and she doesn‘t care for my attitude right now

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britt_brooke
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Mehso-so

⭐️⭐️ A millennial Scooby-like gang plus real monsters is such a fun idea, but I struggled. I don‘t think Cantero intended the characters to be unlikeable, but they‘re all annoying AF. That, combined with clunky and choppy formatting (somehow it‘s both 🤷🏼‍♀️), was a bummer, because I liked the story, just not the execution.

PS. Kerri‘s hair is orange, y‘all. In case you missed the 8,000 times it‘s mentioned. 😬

mcctrish I liked this so much more than some others in this genre 3w
britt_brooke @mcctrish I wish I had liked it more. Loved the idea. 3w
Reviewsbylola I can deal with unlikeable characters but not annoying ones! 3w
CallMeIshmael I loved this book but I see what u you‘re saying. 2w
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Christinak
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“The place didn‘t feel haunted, or ominous, or #spooky. Not after the mines, not after the bowels of the earth. It looked diaphanous in comparison.” #QuotsyOct19 #AllHallowsRead #GiveAScaryBook

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Echo
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Waiting on new brakes, because having a car is much better when it‘s able to stop. Also my sweater matches my book.

Suet624 My brakes failed once. Frightening! Fortunately I was in a parking lot. 👍🏼 3w
Echo @Suet624 that is still pretty terrifying! Hate that happened to you! 3w
Suet624 There were definitely some swear words involved during the experience. 3w
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VioletBramble
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#screamathonphotochallenge

This book from my October TBR pile is a spoof on Scooby-Do. The four meddlin‘ kids, now grown up, return to solve a mystery. Oh, one of them is now a #ghost

4thhouseontheleft I love your decorations! 1mo
DGRachel I thought this book was a lot of fun! 1mo
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inthegreensandblues
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Bookzombie
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Day 4 #7days7covers #covercrush (sort of late)

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Clwojick
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Listening to the tagged audiobook while I munch on sushi for lunch 🤤

allureofbeauty That looks so good. 2mo
Mandoul Really enjoyed Meddling kids - hope the audiobook hits the spot! 2mo
That-Bookish-Hiker Looks delicious! 🤤🤤 2mo
AnansiGirl Ooo sushi noms 🤤 Hope you enjoy Meddling Kids along with your lunch! 2mo
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jillannjohn
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Thanks for the tag @Stacypatrice . Here‘s my 1st cover! ❤️
#7covers7days #coverlove
I‘m not sure who played already but join in if you like!

vivastory Cantero has fantastic covers! 2mo
Zelma I love this cover. It glows in the dark too, right? 2mo
Nute Super cool cover! 2mo
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candority
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Panpan

I finished this book over a week ago, but haven‘t posted about it because I don‘t have the words to articulate what exactly I didn‘t like. It just wasn‘t for me 🤷‍♀️

Kappadeemom I agree. 3mo
Patchshank I found it a bit lacking as well. I loved scooby as a kid and I love Lovecraftian horror, but that book just didn't do it for me 3mo
Ashley_Nicoletto Same. I just didn‘t really care for this one. 3mo
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rwmg Oh dear, that doesn't sound so good. It's on my virtual TBR shelf 3mo
candority @rwmg Lots of people have enjoyed it, so maybe you will too! 🤞 3mo
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Jacob_Peyton
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This book is a must read for anyone who grew up watching Scooby Doo and likes Lovecraftian monster stories.

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breemariegarcia
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Adventure. Action. Magic. Badass women and men (and dog). This was more than I ever hoped for.

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breemariegarcia
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Like, come on. This book already has me back in my childhood. #mystery #scoobydoo

rwmg It'a been sitting on my virtual TBR shelf for a while now. 4mo
breemariegarcia @rwmg Mine too! So far, I‘m pretty glad I finally got around to it. 4mo
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thegirlwiththelibrarybag
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Still disappointed with this book, still think the cover is gorgeous

LauraJ Still love Paddington! 🖤 4mo
RamsFan1963 Yeah this was definitely a meh for me, although I loved the premise 4mo
thegirlwiththelibrarybag @RamsFan1963, potential definitely not met 😭 I really wanted to love it 4mo
thegirlwiththelibrarybag @LauraJ, I‘m never disappointed with Paddington ☺️ 4mo
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5feet.of.fury
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It‘s not subtle. Cantero doesn‘t just give nods to HP and Scooby, but that doesn‘t keep it from being original. Cantero has a very unique style, particularly when describing characters and action scenes. Plethora of twists: Some predictable, but some surprising. Highly recommend.

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Soradsauce
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It just felt like a YA retelling of IT and I couldn't shake the vibe so, I bailed.

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brilliantglow
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Just finished this! Absolutely LOVED it! Very original even being a Scooby Do retelling. ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Ruthiella Totally on my list! I‘ve even checked it out from the library but not cracked it open!😢So many books so little time! 4mo
brilliantglow @Ruthiella I definitely understand I've owned for almost 2 years before finally making time for it. 4mo
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5feet.of.fury
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“I guess I should have left anyway while I was young and careless. Only I was never careless. I am now, but too old to be a stripper” - Dunia Morris

Same, girl, same

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5feet.of.fury
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Still 266 pages left in the book I‘m reading, but I can tell it will go by quick. So: thinking ahead - #YA vs #suspense, #booksforgrownups vs #booksforkids #fantasy vs #thriller #braincandy #scholastic #penguin

PaulaNovotna Mortal Engines 😉 4mo
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5feet.of.fury
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I thought it was going to thunder storm so I didn‘t make any plans ⛈ but the day is starting off gorgeous ☀️so I‘m making the most of it on my front lawn.

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Kappadeemom
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This is really a two and half star book to me; however, the funny one-liners helped move it to three stars. I thought this book was supposed to be about an adult Scooby Doo crew solving mysteries but it was more sci-fi (think Lovecraft) which is not my jam.

ShyBookOwl This might actually BE for me 😂 stacked! 6mo
Kappadeemom @ShyBookOwl 😃👌🏼 6mo
Pruzy I really enjoyed this and totally got Scooby vibes from it 6mo
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monalyisha Oh, man. I've had an ARC of this book *forever* & it sounds right up my husband's alley. He loves Scooby Doo & used to be in a Lovecraftian-themed metal band. I'll have to try to foist it upon him! 6mo
Kappadeemom @monalyisha He would totally love it most likely. 6mo
LauraBeth I bailed on this one. I was a bit ticked off they billed it as an adult Scooby Doo - your assessment is 100% correct! 6mo
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Christinak
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Former teen detectives #ComeTogether to solve the case that has haunted them.
#BeatleMaynia

Eggs 👍🏼🤗💗 6mo
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Kappadeemom
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Weekend reading 📚

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jillannjohn
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@PirateJenny Thank you so much for The Meg socks! I absolutely LOVE the mug! ☮️

TheReadingMermaid Awe so sweet ❤️ 6mo
MaleficentBookDragon 💙💙💙🦈🦈🦈 6mo
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knotmagick
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Omg. 15% left in this book and I am biting my nails. Sooooo goooood.

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knotmagick
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1. Montreal
2. Smoothies
3. Historical reenactments
4. Peppermint sweet tea
5. RX sunglasses
6. AC! I have heat induced asthma

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knotmagick
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Books with dogs give me life.

And if the author sacrifices the dog, we are going to have WORDS.

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knotmagick
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This is basically Scooby Doo/Cthullhu fanfiction and I am HERE FOR IT.

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chloverfields
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Mehso-so

This book was something else. While I absolutely loved the nod to Scooby Doo with the title and the theme, it was a lot to handle. There was so much going on in this novel that is was so hard for me to follow. It genre hopped all over the place from horror to campy comedy to mystery to romance.

It is definitely an interesting read, but not one I will go back to again. Cantero has delightful ideas which kept me reading until the end.

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PirateJenny
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Or Meddling Kitten! I truly loved this book with it's mash-up of Scooby Doo and Lovecraft/the Cthulhu mythos. There were literal laugh out loud moments and some good creeps as well as good storytelling. Sorry to my group I am so terribly late with this. #HGPBC #teamCthulhu @TheReadingMermaid @InBooksILive @jillannjohn

jillannjohn Glad you enjoyed it. 7mo
InBooksILive I really enjoyed this one too 😊 7mo
Clwojick 🐱🐱🐱🐱 7mo
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MaleficentBookDragon I just got Seed in the mail last night. Can I keep it for a few weeks to read? 7mo
PirateJenny @MaleficentBookDragon of course! I am behind on so much reading. There is no hurry to return it. 7mo
MaleficentBookDragon @PirateJenny Thank you. It looks so good. 7mo
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NataliePatalie
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My other current read ? I'm reading this one with Andrew. It's been on my radar for awhile, but when we started reading books together I knew I had to get a copy. Then I found it at the used book store with @Blueberry ! He's really into Lovecraft/Cthulu stuff & I kept seeing this called a "Scooby Doo-Lovecraft mashup." I was also getting Stranger Things vibes. Still waiting for it to get real juicy, but excited for the adventure ahead.

Blueberry 💜 7mo
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Addison_Reads
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Mehso-so

I started out enjoying this campy nostalgic tale, but towards the end, I just found myself wanting it to be over. On one hand I appreciate what the author was trying to do, but the dialogue killed it for me. The short, choppy conversations became exhausting to listen to.

There were parts I really enjoyed though, and I loved Tim and his penguin.🐕💚 Tim is the reason it's a So-So and not a Pan for me.

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chloverfields
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I am finally getting far enough into this book to really enjoy it. Excited to continue the journey that this story has me on!

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Addison_Reads
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My current audiobook while working today. It's enjoyable so far.

TheReadingMermaid Please let me know what you think about it. I'm interested to hear your opinion 😃 7mo
Addison_Reads @TheReadingMermaid I only made it through about 2 hours today. So far it's campy, and fun, but there's a lot of different story lines being brought up and I'm curious to see where the author is headed. This is one of those books though that I'm liking so far on audio, but from the writing style I am not sure I'd feel the same with the print version. 7mo
TheReadingMermaid I read the print version of it for one of my book clubs and I wasn't too fond of it. I'm just interested to hear what you have to say about it on audio 😃 7mo
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ladym30
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Starting this today!

UnidragonFrag I loved this one! 8mo
ladym30 @UnidragonFrag Halfway through and loving it! 8mo
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Hunt653
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There are entire paragraphs written in a single sentence like the ramblings of a 10-year old. The plot has way too much going on. There are entire scenes that I had to tell myself to forget about for the sake of finishing the book. I enjoyed the characters, but not the dialogue. All in all, I'm disappointed. :/ #horror #scary #mystery #lovecraft #comedy #dark #monster

Chelleo Thanks for that review! Welcome to Litsy! Hope these #Litsytips by @RaimeyGallant http://bit.ly/litsytips and #LitsyHowTo videos: goo.gl/UrCpoU are helpful. There‘s so many fun things to do: book exchanges, buddy reads, photo challenges and more! 9mo
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Gennic
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I love the cover art on this book!

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Hunt653
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The Zoinx River!

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Tralfamadorian
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Book number 8 of 2019! 📚

CoffeeNBooks I really liked this book! 9mo
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TheLibrarian
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This is a fun read that is a twist on Scooby Doo! #kindledeal

Stephuhhnieee Thanks for posting! I‘ve been wanting to read this.. but haven‘t wanted to pay over $10 for it 😂😅 10mo
TheLibrarian @Stephuhhnieee You‘re welcome and I hope you enjoy it!! 10mo
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BookishTrish
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@danibolahood I‘m calling it a win! What do you think? #whenyourbookmatchesyourbag

LaraReads So cute! 💗💚🐙👛 10mo
danibolahood Yes! I knew you'd have one lol 10mo
SassyBrit Great pic! I love pink bags 💼 lol 10mo
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BookwormAHN 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 10mo
batsy Love book + pink bag combo 😍 10mo
BookBabe Ha! That‘s great 10mo
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sophierayton
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Adult version of Scooby Doo. Lots of fun, but not much substance.

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BloodJ
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Love my Christmas book haul!!! 🎄📚📖 Now to find more time to read!

BookishMarginalia Lovely! 11mo
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TheBookAddict
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Yay, another library book done thanks to the #24b4monday readathon. It was pretty good, I like the supernatural stuff. It‘s a different take on Scooby-Doo and the gang, it‘s definitely for an older audience than that of the original cartoons. I still enjoyed it.
🐙 👻 🚣‍♀️ 🐕 📖 🌋

#diverseauthors #litsyloveslibraries

RadicalReader @TheBookAddict the stickers on this photo is simply stunning if this doesn‘t motivate more to join into the read a thons don‘t know what will great job!! 12mo
Andrew65 Well done 👍😊👏 (edited) 12mo
TheBookAddict @RadicalReader 😆 thanks! I have too much fun with those stickers. 12mo
TheBookAddict @Andrew65 thanks 😊 12mo
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TheBookAddict
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That‘s it for tonight. I‘ll pick up where I left off tomorrow. #24b4monday

TheReadingMermaid Very well done! 😎 12mo
TheBookAddict @TheReadingMermaid thank you. 😊 12mo
Andrew65 A great first day, well done. 12mo
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TheBookAddict
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Why are they just blundering into everything? Kerri needs to stand up for herself and tell to stop their pushy selves and think things through before they walk into a dangerous situation. I get that they need to solve the mystery so they can move on with their lives, but why do they have to just rush into everything and do everything the same night the get to Blyton? 😔 well, I guess Scooby-Doo and the gang always rushed into situations.

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TheBookAddict
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😂 @KennethTolesJr and i we‘re just talking about this a few weeks ago... 😂😂😂

#24b4monday 3hrs so far! 🙌🏽

KennethTolesJr Lol. But hey, heart was important. I'm pretty sure I remember an entire episode about why it was important because he was all sad about his ring. 12mo
Andrew65 Great going! 👍 12mo
KennethTolesJr @TheBookAddict I'm "pretty sure." Lol 12mo
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TheReadingMermaid
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Panpan

I would recommend this book for the nostalgia purposes but that's just about it.

Please read my full review here:
TamaraTheReadingMermaid.weebly.com
Or you can watch my review on YouTube here:
https://youtu.be/FuTJnYo7X-Q

#HGPBC #TeamCthulhu sorry guys just not my cup of tea 😜 @jillannjohn @PirateJenny @MaleficentBookDragon @InBooksILive

MaleficentBookDragon Thank goodness. I thought iI was the only one who didn't love this book. I wanted to love it. A Scooby-Doo like caper for adults with paranormal themes? Perfect for me. I hyped it up too much in my head and it just fell short. I think if it didn't try and take itself so seriously it could have been a lot of fun. 12mo
TheReadingMermaid @MaleficentBookDragon so true. I felt it had potential to be so much better. 12mo
RamsFan1963 I had high hopes for the book too, sadly I was very disappointed. 12mo
nosferatoos The language used for trans/intersex people in the first fifty pages was so awful and cringy and should have never been used in print in 2017.... Cantero also writes like every line in his book is the most clever thing ever written and I hate it. 11mo
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Just started this last night as my migraine receded and my head finally stopped pounding. I‘m already on part III and I‘m loving it. It‘s like an adult scooby-doo mystery novel and a super fun read. I really hope Kerri and Andy end up together too, I can literally feel their chemistry coming off the pages! 🕵🏻‍♀️🔍