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The Wicked City
The Wicked City | Beatriz Williams
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The Jazz Age comes alive with a love story for the ages: a rugged Prohibition agent and a saucy flapper from one of Appalachias most notorious bootlegging families...
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
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Found these at the thrift store for $1.00! I‘ve read The Wicked City and need to read the next one in the series!

#Pumpkin #GratefulHarvest
#Bookhaul

Trashcanman Happy Thanksgiving Misty 2w
Eggs Looks like some good ones!! 2w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Trashcanman you too George 💙🤗 2w
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
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#NYC
#LitsySpringBreak

Love Beatriz ❤️❤️

TheKidUpstairs I really have to try one of her books! 9mo
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bree_reads
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day dreaming about seeing a busy city again & starting stay-at-home book #14

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wonderkales
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The Audio version is fantastic. I will say that there is a trigger warning for sexual assault so be aware of that going in. I did want to find out more about Gingers father and Ella's case assignment. I am hoping the second book touches on some of those points more and connects both these women further.

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JenlovesJT47
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I love anything set in the roaring twenties, and this did not disappoint. There are dual storylines, one in 1924 and one in 1998. I confess I don‘t see much point to the 1998 storyline yet but hopefully I will found out in the sequel. Overall, this was a little disjointed but I still found it enjoyable and would recommend it to anyone who likes historical fiction and is a fan of the jazz age. 4⭐️

#RoaringTwenties
#HistoricalFiction

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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
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This is an awesome deal on a great book!! 🙌🏻

#BeatrizBinge

https://www.harpercollins.com/9780062405036/the-wicked-city/

Hollie Awesome! I scooped it up 😍 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Yay!!! 💗💗 2y
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MeganAnnabell
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Mehso-so

I loved the details of the book but the ending wasn‘t very strong and left a few things unanswered.

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litenthusiast
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I really enjoyed this book that partly takes place in the Prohibition Era. I honestly have loved every book I have read by Beatriz Williams. I think Gin is one of my favorite characters in her books. She is strong and determined, and I just loved her wit. Can't wait for the next book in this series to come out.

Cinfhen Is that a unicorn cookie??? 2y
Bookwormjillk That cookie! 2y
TheHeartlandBookFairy Where did that lovely cookie come from? I must find out in immediately send some to my granddaughter lol 🥰 2y
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litenthusiast @Cinfhen Yes, it is a unicorn macaron. I thought it was adorable. 2y
litenthusiast @TheHeartlandBookFairy The cookie came from one of my favorite coffee shops in Lancaster, Pa. I'm not sure if they made it or had it made by one of their vendors. It was super cute! 🦄 2y
TheHeartlandBookFairy @litenthusiast , so adorable! Thanks for the info 😁 2y
Cinfhen It‘s magical 🤩🦄❤️🙌🏻hope it was delicious too 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Have you read The Glass Ocean? 2y
litenthusiast @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Not yet. I've heard great things about it. 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @litenthusiast I haven‘t either, but I have it. I thought I had 2 copies.. What about The Forgotten Room? 2y
litenthusiast No, I definitely have not read it. I didn't even know it existed. How did I miss a Beatriz Williams book?!? 2y
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litenthusiast
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Some afternoons require quiet reading time outside. Grateful for today's beautiful weather and I'm loving this book!

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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
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#1920s
#LetsTravelJuly

Of course it has to be Beatriz ❤️❤️❤️

OriginalCyn620 Of course! Cute pic of you and your girls! 😊 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @OriginalCyn620 thank you!! We need an updated one!! 2y
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litenthusiast
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Enjoying a treat indoors on this awful humid and hot day. Happy Wednesday! 💜

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Yay!!! Beatriz ❤️❤️❤️❤️ 2y
glitterkitty459 🦄😍🍰 2y
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
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#Thankyounext
#AMonthofsongs

I can‘t wait for this one to be released in December!!!

OriginalCyn620 Awesome! 3y
ChasingOm I love your interpretation of the prompt! 3y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @ChasingOm thank you!! ☺️📚🙌🏻 3y
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C.Perone
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The present day story started strong but ended up falling flat and feeling disjointed 😕 However, it doesn't distract from the overall flow of a good story.

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C.Perone
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A little reading before this day gets started

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C.Perone
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@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Some Monday smiles, look what I'm starting!! 😊

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Yay!!! ☺️💗☺️💗 3y
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Lauram
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Mehso-so

This was my first Beatriz Williams book and after doing a little digging on Litsy, I see that my opinion is in the minority. This was one instance where I didn‘t like a dual timeline and there were too many unresolved story details to make this a fully enjoyable read. #LitsyAtoZ (1/26)

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Lauram
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pocketmermaid Love that table! 3y
Lauram @pocketmermaid Thanks! It‘s my favorite Christmas gift! I happily carry it around the house to better suit my reading/lounging/snacking needs. 😉 3y
mdm139 Oh I love your table! 3y
Reviewsbylola Your table is perfection. 3y
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Lauram
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
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📚 The Wicked City
📚 Beatriz Williams
📚 The Wizard of Oz
📚 Watermelon 🍉

#ManicMonday #Letterw

JoScho Thanks for playing 🖤⛄️ 3y
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aroc
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Thank you @Jen_is_always_reading! I adore her books and I have not read this one yet! After a rough day this was a great pick me up! #justabookswap @TheBookKeepers

zzz So glad it made it to you! A new book always brightens any day 🌞🌈! Enjoy😊 3y
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
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I can‘t wait for The Wicked Redhead ❤️❤️

#NewYork
#Augustisatrip

vkois88 😍 her covers. Every. Single. Time. 3y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @vkois88 ikr!! 💗💗💗 3y
Hollie I can‘t believe I missed #newyork yesterday since it is my favorite book setting! 3y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Hollie do it today!! 😘😘😘 3y
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crhealey
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The essentials... #beatrizbinge

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LeafingThroughLife
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All right, folks. I‘m leaving for a lovely lake house vacation on Friday, and I can‘t decide which books to take along. I‘ve narrowed the field to these 10 and my Kindle. I‘d like to get this stack down to 3. Anybody care to cast a vote and help me choose? 😃

DebbieGrillo I haven't read any of those, but if I was choosing I'd pick Run, Swamplandia, and Night Circus. 3y
Reviewsbylola Beatriz Williams is always a safe bet. 3y
SassyBookworm The Night Circus!! 3y
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Lauram The Wicked City, Run, House of Furies 3y
RebelReader Beatriz Williams and Maggie O‘Farrell for sure! 3y
BookNAround Loved Cinnamon and Gunpowder. And Maggie O‘Farrell is always wonderful. 3y
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
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#City
#ReadingResolutions

Can‘t wait for the sequel coming out next year!! The Wicked Redhead 😊

#BeatrizBinge

SilversReviews Nice choice for #city. 3y
SilversReviews I just put mine up....sorry I haven‘t been putting up posts for the prompts...I can‘t think of anything. You and @Jess7 do such a nice job on these things. Will there be more for August? 3y
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @SilversReviews yes mam we are working on one for August right now!! And thank you so much for playing along!! @vkois88 💗 3y
SilversReviews @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks GREAT!!! I actually thought of a few coming up. BTW....I didn‘t know you knew Reece. 😊 3y
vkois88 ❤❤❤ Yes, I am still working on August! Haven't had too much time over the last week with some other stuff going on, but it'll be out soon 😊 3y
SilversReviews @vkois88 Thanks. You do a nice job - didn't mean to forget you. (edited) 3y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @vkois88 I‘ve thought of a few more! I‘ll email you! ❤️ 3y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @SilversReviews we met through Litsy! We are two of the very few littens from Mississippi! 3y
SilversReviews @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Fun. That‘s how we met too. 😍 3y
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taycseal
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Skeebies05
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This is my third attempt to get through this one BUT Clair has great taste in movies. One of my all time top 5.

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ReadingMeagan
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Mehso-so

I usually really love books by Beatriz Williams, but this one fell a little flat for me. I didn‘t really care about Ella and Hector and the “ghosts” I wanted more Aunt Julie, and Ginger and Anson. I know that this is the first in a trilogy so I am hoping that this one was just setting the scene and they get better! I won my copy last year and it is signed by Beatriz so that is exciting even though I didn‘t love it!

ReadingMeagan Also what about that box of buttons? What does it mean that it disappeared from Ella‘s apartment. Is Hector up to something? I need answers! 4y
Skeebies05 I have found that I generally only care about one of her two plots in each book she writes 🤷🏽‍♀️ 4y
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BekaReid
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The Wicked City started a bit slow. But as I've come to expect fun, sass, and a good story from Beatriz Williams, I stuck with it. And she did not disappoint. This is the story of 2 generations of women in a Greenwich village apartment - a flapper with a hidden past and a modern day woman starting life anew.

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BekaReid
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"Life‘s a gas. Stop and breathe it in."

Robothugs What kind of gas? 🤔 4y
BekaReid @Robothugs in the immediate context, a dizzying gas perhaps?? But I suppose one that expands and envelops at the very least. The quote struck me a it came up a couple of times. 4y
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Raemorales
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I have a serious wheelhouse of historical fiction. This one was 1920‘s New York prohibition era. Undercover agents trying to flush out a gin smuggling ring. Square so much fun! One big drawback there was a component of modern era which sort of fit in to round out the story but to me I don‘t think it was needed. I felt that it almost pulled me out of the story.

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BoundBooks
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Had our book club meeting last night, topped off with a gin tasting, for The Wicked City by Beatriz Williams. A slightly slow start turned into a page turner that had us, as usual with Williams's novels, bouncing between 2 decades...the prohibition era 20's and the 90's, each highlighting a strong-ish female lead character attempting to find her feet.

KateFulfordAuthor If you‘re looking for “get people talking” book club reads, may I recommend my debut? Take a look at the link in my bio for pointers to reviews, summaries and more. Thanks, Kate. (edited) 4y
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ReadingMeagan
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Happy world Book day! #worldbookday it is also Canadian Book day but I‘m not reading any Can-lit at the moment. But yay books. And yay for finally being able to read outside this year!

tracey38 What a cutie! 4y
ReadingMeagan @tracey38 😊 thank you! I may have had to bribe him with a cookie to look at the camera lol 4y
tracey38 Haha, well, priorities. Gotta do what ya gotta do! 😉😄 4y
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
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#ScandalousSaturday

I think of the jazz era for this prompt! Flappers, a young generation of women in the 1920‘s who wore short skirts, bobbed hair, listened to jazz and flaunted their distain for what was then considered acceptable behavior. They wore makeup, drove cars, drank alcohol and had casual sex! Wow, they just sound horrible 🙄🙄 I love reading about this era! We meet Gin Kelly, a flapper from the hills of Maryland! Just love her!

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I ran out of room!! Looking forward to the sequel The Wicked Redhead!!! http://www.washingtonindependentreviewofbooks.com/index.php/features/an-intervie... ☺️☺️💗💗 (edited) 4y
JaclynW Those flappers were scandalous indeed! 😉😄 Lovely picture! 4y
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JaclynW By the way, you are totally talking me into reading a book from this author. Which one should I start with? 4y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @JaclynW you!! I love her!! I would start with 💚 4y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @JaclynW and then the Schuyler Sisters series!! The Secret Life of Violet Grant, Tiny Little Thing and then Along the Infinite Sea!!!💕💕 4y
vkois88 Sounds good! 4y
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Chelsibeau
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@annahenke thank you so much for everything!! I love Julie Klassen! Well I love all three of the authors, actually! The bookmarks are great! That‘s so cool that you helped design them. And my husband will be happy about the booklight! He hates when he is trying to sleep and I‘m reading. I have been so sick for almost a week now so this was so nice to open. Thank you again 😊🙏
 @Avanders @MrBook @BookBabe

annahenke Yay! So glad you like it! 4y
Avanders Yay!! 💋💖🌸 4y
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Tav
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Which literary hunk do you want to be your Valentine? I am definitely enticed by the hero of the first book in a new series by Beatriz Williams. THE WICKED CITY‘s handsome good guy is a Prohibition agent with secrets of his own—meet Oliver Anson. 💕❤️💕

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Kristyngansen
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Good morning from Hawaii. 🌴🌴 I‘m reading this one while listening to the waves crash and waiting for the sun to come up.

Cinfhen 💕 4y
BookMaven407 Nice! 👍 4y
Zelma Lovely! 4y
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Kristyngansen
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Getting started on book No. 10 of 2018. 😍

Tav I love Beatriz Williams! 4y
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brokenteepee
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This was my second book by Ms. Williams and I liked it very much.
This is a story of two women who share an apartment in New York, but they do it in two different times; Ella moves into the space in the modern age after leaving her husband. Geneva lived there during Prohibition.
You can read my full review here:
https://brokenteepee.com/wicked-city-beatriz-williams-book-review/

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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
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#Sassy
#NewYearReads
1924 Gin Kelly is definitely #sassy!! She‘s a saucy flapper from the hills of Maryland and a regular at the Christopher Club. She gets caught up in a raid and is persuaded to help catch her bootlegging step dad, Duke Kelly!

Ella moves into a quaint building and continues to hear jazz music at night... She unravels the history of the building and her connection to Gin 💗

Pics of my sassy girls!! ☺️☺️

#NewYearReads

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brokenteepee
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My review will be live on the blog tomorrow as part of the TLC Book Tours erm tour

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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
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SilversReviews This is the only one I haven‘t read. I read every other one and LOVED them. 4y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @SilversReviews I‘ve got to read Cocoa Beach and Overseas ☺️ 4y
SilversReviews @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Oh. Where does Overseas fit in? I don't know about that book. 4y
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intothehallofbooks
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#currentlyreading and I‘m in love with it

kspenmoll Loved it myself! ❤️📚 4y
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actualdisneyprincess
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Pickpick

I think I have to ruminate on this one to decide where it falls in my rankings of Williams‘ books, but it‘s still definitely a pick. Filled with colorful characters and pretty impeccably-drawn threads to the other books, it‘s a good read...and again, full of good Appalachian liquor. 😉 #thewickedcity #beatrizwilliams

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actualdisneyprincess
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It‘s finally started snowing!!! ❄️❄️❄️ Which clearly means today is best-spent in my blanket nest with books, a cup of tea nearby, and peppermint oil diffusing in my room! #thewickedcity #beatrizwilliams

Kshakal Sounds like the perfect day! 4y
actualdisneyprincess @Kshakal I think so, too! :D (Although I do also love a good lazy sprawl in the hot sunshine, too!) 4y
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actualdisneyprincess
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I‘m so, so grateful that tonight is back to the peaceful solitude that I usually get on Monday nights, after last week‘s debacle with the children from hell. Making quick work of Ella‘s and Gin‘s stories, and enjoying it wholeheartedly. (...plus, there‘s bourbon and ‘shine being consumed in these pages. Might have to pour one to go along with it when I get home! 🤷🏻‍♀️) #thewickedcity #beatrizwilliams

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actualdisneyprincess
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I ended up renewing all four, because I‘ve been nonstop since I got here, with barely time to breathe let alone make any progress on a book! This is the next-to-last of Williams‘ work that I have left. #thewickedcity #beatrizwilliams

RebelReader There's another one coming out soon and there is a giveaway for a copy on a Goodreads! 4y
actualdisneyprincess @RebelReader ahhh!!! That‘s exciting!! I‘ve thoroughly enjoyed her stuff! 4y
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
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#Aintnorestforthewicked

Can‘t wait for the sequel!!

#tuneintonovember

Cinfhen 💖💖💖 4y
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rustoryhuf
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Getting ready to start this book and I see a sticker on the back. Can‘t decide if it‘s an upside down skull or a potato recovering from abdominal surgery.