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Roses of May
Roses of May | Dot Hutchison
Four months after the explosion at the Garden, a place where young women known as the Butterflies were kept captive, FBI agents Brandon Eddison, Victor Hanoverian, and Mercedes Ramirez are still entrenched in the aftermath, helping survivors in the process of adjusting to life on the outside. With winter coming to an end, the Butterflies have longer, warmer days of healing ahead. But for the agents, the impending thaw means one gruesome thing: a chilling guarantee that somewhere in the country, another young woman will turn up dead in a church with her throat slit and her body surrounded by flowers. Priya Sravastis sister fell victim to the killer years ago. Now she and her mother move every few months, hoping for a new beginning. But when she ends up in the madmans crosshairs, the hunt takes on new urgency. Only with Priyas help can the killer be foundbut will her desperate hope for closure compel her to put her very life on the line?
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ReadingOverSleeping
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Panpan

After the first book, The Butterfly Garden, was a twisted read, it had you from the beginning and didn't let go till the very end. This book is definitely more tamed, much less graphic. By the end I was disappointed; I understand the killer is twisted, but we never really get details why he ended up how he did. I feel played, lol #teamsleep #rosesofmay #butterflygarden #booktwo

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ReadingOverSleeping
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Have any favorite books about time travel? Drop me a recommendation please! Thank you 🤗 #recommendations #timetravel

Chrissyreadit Like Outlander? Or more sci fi? 3mo
Butterfinger There is a middle grades series by Margaret Peterson Haddix where people go back in time to rescue famous children who died - Elizabeth Dare, the Princes in the Tower of London, Charles Lindbergh's baby boy. I think the first one is Found. I liked the history behind them. 3mo
xicanti I highly recommend PAPER GIRLS by Brian K. Vaughan and Cliff Chiang, TO SAY NOTHING OF THE DOG and DOOMSDAY BOOK by Connie Willis, and Kage Baker‘s Company series. It technically starts with IN THE GARDEN OF IDEN, but the best one that works as a standalone is SKY COYOTE. 3mo
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EmilyM I second Doomsday Book and I would add Kindred by Octavia Butler. 3mo
rretzler Ditto Connie Willis‘ Oxford Time Travel series. I did like the tagged book, but fair warning that it was long and heart-breaking and maybe a little romantic, but an interesting story (edited) 3mo
Lucy_Anywhere If you want something light and easy, try ONE DAMNED THING AFTER ANOTHER by Jodi Taylor - it's a whole series of ten books or so. THE RISE AND FALL OF D.O.D.O. by Neal Stephenson is a chunkster but I really enjoyed it - it's more about the political consequences of time travel. 3mo
stephothebesto The tagged book is a weird but fun-ish take on time travel via reincarnation. There IS a love story, but it's not sappy romantic. 3mo
behudd All Our Wrong Todays by Elan Matsai! 3mo
sblbooks The middle-grade series 3mo
ReadingOverSleeping Thank you, thank you! 📚❤️ 3mo
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ReadingOverSleeping
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Lining up my August reads! Thank God for public libraries because I'd be so utterly broke otherwise. #teamnosleep #readingoversleeping #ineedanaptho

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ReadingOverSleeping
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The first one in the series, The Butterfly Garden, was so disturbing it took me several years to decide to continue with book two. *FACT: gave me nightmares enough where I talked in my sleep asking dear hubby OUTLOUD how I'd escape the garden. Haven't lived that one down yet. Idk what I'm expecting out of this read at this point but here goes! #rosesofmay #butterflygarden #booktwo

Kappadeemom I don‘t think the next two are nearly as scary. 3mo
AmandaEve I read The Butterfly Garden a few months ago and I think about that book quite often. That was a tough book to read. I had to put it down multiple times! I‘m curious to see how this one compares! 3mo
cherinium I feel the same way. I was traumatized by The Butterfly Garden in a way that I've never been before. I don't completely understand why it bothered me so much. I read it years ago and still think about it. I certainly haven't been brave enough to continue the series. 🦋 3mo
ReadingOverSleeping @AmandaEve @cherinium @Kappadeemom I'm almost to half way through the second and it's certainly not as mentally exhausting as the first book. I'm not sure why the first one bothered me so much either. I'm not new to these types of reads but the abuse was so brutal! I'll keep you posted if it makes me loose sleep! 3mo
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I_Like_Big_Books
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Mehso-so

The sequel to The Butterfly Garden. It has a decent mystery plot and I appreciated the updates from the last story that were written in. I‘m starting to enjoy the agents and their passion for the victims. Without giving too much away, I thought the main character‘s plan at the end lacked planning and was, hate to say it, pretty ignorant. I thought she had more up her sleeve than she actually did. Overall 3 1/2 ⭐️ #mystery #thriller #junereads

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I_Like_Big_Books
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So true!! Whether it‘s finding a new favorite author, an awesome series or just a topic I want to read more about... ❤️ #booksarelife

Suet624 Absolutely true. 4mo
Soubhiville Yep. I‘m ok with that though. 4mo
Aswenson Not just my list, but my shelf! 😁 4mo
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MySharonaK 100% sometimes 20 are added 😂 4mo
I_Like_Big_Books @MySharonaK Lol yep, been there! 😆 4mo
SW-T 😂😂😂😂 4mo
Dawnrod1970 Soo true! 4mo
Gissy Yes! But the satisfaction is so great! 4mo
Bookladylinda True!!!!!! 4mo
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I_Like_Big_Books
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My #mayreads! I obviously lean toward romance but I think this shows I branch out also. 😄 I can‘t wait to see what June brings! ❤️ #maywrapup #monthlywrapup

InnerSavvy Just started reading Maybe You Should Talk to Someone. Hoping it is good. 5mo
I_Like_Big_Books @InnerSavvy I enjoyed the audiobook. I kind of went into it blind though and I feel that usually effects my reviews. ☺️ 5mo
InnerSavvy I think it would be good to listen to the author. Oh well I will read it and see. Started off good 5mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Wonderfully done! 💖📚💖 5mo
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Sweetdgabe87
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Loved this!!! It had been a while since I read the first one but I thought this was a great continuation of the series. Loved how the characters were used to help tell a new story!!!

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Book_Fairy_Mary
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Mehso-so

It breaks my heart to say it, but this book just didn't work for me. Hutchison's 1st book in the series, The Butterfly Garden, was phenomenal, but the followup simply falls flat. It's boring at times and the relationship between the main character, Priya, a teenager, and one of the inspectors is supposed to be warm and friendly, but just comes across as sort of creepy. Although I didnt hate it, I wouldn't recommend it either.

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Book_Fairy_Mary
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What's the first book you plan to read in 2019? Do you know, or are you like me: surrounded by book stacks with so many awesome titles that you don't know where to start? #2019reads

Jee_HookedOnBookz Yup yup! I totally get what you mean haha 10mo
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Michollio
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Not my usual genre, but I love these books. Well-written and I love the characters. No fainting flowers here, just ladies with sharp edges. I didn't like this one as much as the first until near the end. I'm hoping the next one is excellent.

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Michollio
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Yes -- especially that last part.

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SassyPants617
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Just finished. I really, really liked this. Going into it, I thought it was going to continue where The Butterfly Garden left off. I was slightly disappointed it didn‘t, but I quickly fell right into this. Could have been a standalone, in my opinion, but I like how it tied in characters from the first book. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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TorieStorieS
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This sequel isn‘t quite as unique as the first book- but it‘s still an engaging backdrop for #audiocoloring! There are some follow-ups on the main characters from the Garden, but the focus here is a serial killer who each spring, kills a young woman and leaves flowers with her corpse. The plot is predictable but I still enjoyed listening!

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TheLibrarian
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Being the 2nd book in a series, I thought the two books would be more connected. This book almost could be a standalone. Overall I did enjoy the story but thought The Butterfly Garden was better (more screwed up).

JoScho Agreed. I haven‘t read the third one yet. 1y
TheLibrarian @JoScho I got the 3rd from Netgalley and I‘m kinda intrigued to see where the series goes. 1y
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Phlamboyant
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Those pictures get plastered everywhere because we‘re a culture fascinated with crime, because we think the families‘ private pain is for public consumption.

introvertedbooks Ah I just started this book!!!! 1y
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Phlamboyant
Roses of May | Dot Hutchison

For once it's not the baby keeping me up at night. At least I can get some extra reading in while the fireworks are going off.

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Scarlett_ohara
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I enjoyed this book very much (that powerful first sentence about paperwork? Hellooooo). It has a lot of great complex characters: Priya and her mother, for instance, who are both very strong and vulnerable, and likable in a way Inara (the main female character in the first book) just was not. But I still liked The Butterfly Garden better, perhaps because it was more f**ed-up 😁

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JeansBookshelf
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I honestly wasn't sure if I was going to like this series when I started the first book but it sucked me in and this second book did too. Can't wait to start book three.
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

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ephemeralwaltz
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Panpan

I am SO MAD at this book right now. I'm mad that I spent more than a week trying to get through this. The Butterfly Garden (1st book in series) was great compared to this. 0 thrill. 0 suspense. The story made 0 sense. Just no. See my spoiler comments if you have read this/don't mind being spoiled. I will NOT be reading the 3rd book. The writing and characters both felt weak.

I realized this was a 1⭐ when I was at 70% and nothing had happened.

ephemeralwaltz What kind of mother is okay will Priya's plan to try to KILL the serial kill?? After EVERYTHING that has happened, how do you not call the FBI agents instead of going to work and letting your underage daughter try to lure the killer to her?!?! Like what? I knew I was going to rate this 1⭐ when the story took that turn. I can't get over it. 1y
ephemeralwaltz Also, why is Priya in such close contact with the FBI agents? After so many murders, why does she seem to get such special treatment from them?? And why is she so close to Eddison? I'm trying to see him as a father figure but something is way off.. 1y
ephemeralwaltz Everything just made 0 sense to me. And I get that this is supposed to be a series but it was soooo disconnected from the Butterflies that putting them in contact with Priya just felt forced. 1y
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ephemeralwaltz I'm going to stop ranting now, I'm only getting madder 😂😂😂 1y
vivastory I'm glad you loved this! 😜 Really though, it sucks that it was so disappointing. 1y
ephemeralwaltz @vivastory thanks for noticing haha I'm trying to forget about it 😂 1y
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JeansBookshelf
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Loving this series! So close to finishing this book 😊

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Scarlett_ohara
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What a first sentence!

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OsteoValkyrie
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It wasn‘t what I expected for the next book in the series and it turned out better that way! Read it in one sitting!!

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Amanda23
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Pickpick

I enjoyed this one. I can't say it's not as good as the first one, just a different good. I will certainly look forward to the 3rd book.
Stuart thinks she should be allowed to nibble on it.

DebinHawaii With that cute face I almost might just let her! 🐰❤️ 2y
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Amanda23
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Roses of May on a snowy morning in March.

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Amanda23
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Library haul!! Most excited for The Roses of May. I couldn't put the 1st book down, I'm sure the 2nd won't be any different.

melbeautyandbooks I loved the first book. I sped through it. I also read this one. Curious to hear your review. 2y
CoffeeK8 Great selection! 2y
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Booknerd2
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The Roses of May meets Snowflakes of February. 🤣😂. We are currently in the middle of a clipper that looks like a blizzard. I can‘t say this one isn‘t as good as the first it‘s just different. You get to reunite with Vic and Eddison along with Bliss and Inara. Definitely a worthwhile read.

Booknerd2 @CaffeinatedReader559 this one comes before Roses of May. Very original but very dark and twisted. 2y
Caffeinated_Reader @Booknerd2 you say dark & twisted like it‘s a bad thing 😂😂😂 jk jk I am a huge fan of the kind! 2y
Booknerd2 @CaffeinatedReader559 Me too. Sometimes I wonder if there‘s something wrong with me. 😂🤣 2y
Caffeinated_Reader @Booknerd2 hahaha hey I honestly can‘t binge True Crime the way I do fictional books. Although I do read true crime as well it‘s not with the same fascination lol you know what I mean. 2y
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Bookish.SAM
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A lot of the complaints I‘ve heard about this book were actually things I liked about it. A new case but a lot of connections to the previous in the trilogy. I liked hearing about how the Butterflies of ‘The Butterfly Garden‘ were doing as a background story in this one. So far the author is really coming up with some twisted crimes to write about! What will the 3rd bring?!

(Side note: these two ladies NEVER cuddle!)
#dogsoflitsy #catsoflitsy

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Conservio
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Their in the danger zone!!!

I messaged Dot Hutchinson on goodreads if this is a direct reference to The Worlds Most Dangerous Spy. Aka Sterling Archer. #LANA

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MonicaAltman
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I read the first book in this series, The Butterfly Garden, almost a year ago. I had no idea there were more books until I stumbled onto this one. I really enjoyed both books in this series and look forward to the next book coming out soon.

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Conservio
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There‘s sequel to “The Butterfly Garden”?!?! AND my library has it!

#tbr

Molly_the_mezzo It‘s pretty good! 2y
Grimscythe THERE'S A SECRET? 2y
Grimscythe SEQUEL!? I swear I can spell. 2y
Conservio @TheGhastlyGrimoire haha yes!!! That‘s what I said in that exact tone! There‘s a third coming out next year. 2y
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pagesofgrace
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Paused everything else I was reading as soon as this came because I loved the first book so much! A little bit predictable, but gripping nonetheless ⭐⭐⭐⭐

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Booklover2
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Bailedbailed

I gave myself permission to bail this disorganized mess@of a book

brutalbookworm I read and loved the first one, I haven't gotten to start this one yet! 2y
Booklover2 I totally loved the first one as well 2y
ephemeralwaltz Right?? 1y
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Booklover2
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Book 2. Hoping it's as good as the first

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chemicalpink
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"Male friendship is so strange."

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chemicalpink
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Plane reading!

CouronneDhiver Haha! So true 2y
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Windeekae
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Went to the library to pick up a book that was on hold and walked out with five more books. Have you read any of these? What should I read next?

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intothehallofbooks
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My heart was beating so fast in so many parts of this story, especially in the second half. SUSPENSE!

The first book focused heavily on the crimes and victims; this one seemed to focus on the investigation and catching the bad guy before he/she acted again. We actually get the killer's POV --> chilling! This is a companion but the 'butterflies' have a large presence. I loved these differences, the new characters, and that it wasn't quite as dark.

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intothehallofbooks
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I've seen mixed reviews of this one as the follow-up to The Butterfly Garden --> I'm about halfway thru it and pretty captivated right now. It's different than the previous book: more investigative and focuses on different characters. A bit less creepy and dark.

When I'm not reading this, I want to be. I want to know who is doing all the bad things. #currentlyreading

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hamm4d
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If I want to stay broken, isn't that my choice?

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Jwale22
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Very good book! I liked the first better, but I liked that the author gave updates on characters from the previous book. It'll be interesting to see what she does with the third in the series!

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ErinGoBragh1011
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This book made me realize that I read books the way I watch TV/ movies. By that I mean I yell at the protagonist or character when they do something so obviously stupid, or something bad is about to happen to try and warn them. It had a little suspense and parts where I was yelling out loud. It fell a little short for me in that I wanted it to be about the Gardner and what happened next. Not just some lose tie-ins. Bring in the 3rd book!

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Bookdragon69
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This book follows The Butterfly Garden. It is a whole different storyline but does include some of the characters from the previous book and does offer some closure. This book was good but not as captivating and creepy as the first one. This was more typical serial killer type.

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ErinGoBragh1011
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I had an extremely busy weekend and wasn't able to read much. Now, since I can't sleep at 5:30am I decided I would catch up. Its another wet, dreary, foggy day in Philly.

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howlinglibraries
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New review on my blog at http://howlinglibraries.com!

Long story short, I loved this ALMOST as much as I loved The Butterfly Garden, and would highly recommend it. 🦋 🌹

#thriller #horror

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ErinGoBragh1011
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Happiness is a good book, great coffee, a room at the Bellevue in downtown Philly, and this amazing couch.

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BrainyHeroine
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FINALLY!!!!!!!

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BrainyHeroine
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Pre-ordered this and the audible narration. I can't wait for 5/23. I absolutely loved The Butterfly Garden, and am so excited that there is a continuation of the story.

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melbeautyandbooks
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This is available on NetGalley as a Read Now.

I absolutely loved the first book, The Butterfly Garden. It was a 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟read.

TW- sexual assault and violence

ErinGoBragh1011 I just finished The Butterfly Garden and have moved onto this one. I hope it's just as good as the first. 2y
melbeautyandbooks @eringobragh1011 I'm curious to know what you think of it. I really loved the first book. It was so unique. 2y
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brutalbookworm
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ATTENTION. ANYONE THAT HAS A NETGALLEY ACCOUNT AND HAS READ THE BUTTERFLY GARDEN SHOULD CHECK FOR THIS TITLE ON NETGALLEY AS IT IS AVAILABLE TO READ NOW!!!!! I AM FREAKING OUT!!!

Cinfhen Thanks for the heads up🤓 2y
brutalbookworm @Cinfhen no problem!!! We gotta stick together when it comes to these things lol 2y
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