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The Cabin at the End of the World
The Cabin at the End of the World: A Novel | Paul Tremblay
The Bram Stoker Award-winning author of A Head Full of Ghosts adds an inventive twist to the home invasion horror story in a heart-palpitating novel of psychological suspense that recalls Stephen Kings Misery, Ruth Wares In a Dark, Dark Wood, and Jack Ketchums cult hit The Girl Next Door. Seven-year-old Wen and her parents, Eric and Andrew, are vacationing at a remote cabin on a quiet New Hampshire lake. Their closest neighbors are more than two miles in either direction along a rutted dirt road. One afternoon, as Wen catches grasshoppers in the front yard, a stranger unexpectedly appears in the driveway. Leonard is the largest man Wen has ever seen but he is young, friendly, and he wins her over almost instantly. Leonard and Wen talk and play until Leonard abruptly apologizes and tells Wen, "None of whats going to happen is your fault". Three more strangers then arrive at the cabin carrying unidentifiable, menacing objects. As Wen sprints inside to warn her parents, Leonard calls out: "Your dads wont want to let us in, Wen. But they have to. We need your help to save the world." Thus begins an unbearably tense, gripping tale of paranoia, sacrifice, apocalypse, and survival that escalates to a shattering conclusion, one in which the fate of a loving family and quite possibly all of humanity are entwined. The Cabin at the End of the World is a masterpiece of terror and suspense from the fantastically fertile imagination of Paul Tremblay.
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BookwormM
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Gay couple & their adopted daughter are enjoying a holiday in a cabin with no mobile phone coverage (alarm bells ringing?) suddenly 4 strangers turn up (alarm siren yet?)strangers believe that the couple have a role to play in saving the world (never ends well does it)

A tense novel & I could see it being made in to a fim & that ending is perfect. Yes in some ways I hated it but in other ways to try & clear things up would have been a let down.

readordierachel I loved this one. So tense! 2w
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MommyOfTwo
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MaleficentBookDragon Yay! I hope you like everything m. 3mo
MommyOfTwo @MaleficentBookDragon I do! I am planning to read The Cabin at the end of the world next. 3mo
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Sleepswithbooks
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Clwojick Way to go! 3mo
Andrew65 Great 👏👏👏 3mo
TheSpineView Awesome 3mo
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DarkMina
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Mehso-so

159 of 2021. I liked the premise of this book. I don't think it was executed as well as it could have been. Overall, a decent read. ⭐⭐ ⭐
Book 8 of #spookoweenreadathon
Total Pages Read: 2905

#readathon @TheSpineView

TheSpineView Fantastic 3mo
Crazeedi Wow! You rock Joey!! 🎉💕 3mo
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Sleepswithbooks
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AmyG Have you read Mexican Gothic? 3mo
TheSpineView That looks interesting 3mo
Andrew65 Looks good. 😊 3mo
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Sleepswithbooks @AmyG Not yet!! It‘s on my TBR. I heard it‘s good 😈 3mo
Mynameisacolour Oooh, I hope its good!😊 3mo
AmyG I am going to send you my copy. I enjoyed it...and want to pass it on. 3mo
Sleepswithbooks Thank you @amyg!! You spoil me ☺️ 3mo
AmyG Well, someone has to! 😘 3mo
Sleepswithbooks 🤗🤗🤗🤗 3mo
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Fortifiedbybooks
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My increasingly grumpy fur baby, Dresden, spent a good ten minutes grumbling about me not being in bed yet before finally settling down by the fireplace. It's obvious he's only tolerating my continuing to participate in the #readathon 🤣

Leftcoastzen Time to go to bed I say! I have one that scolds me too! 3mo
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Fortifiedbybooks
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One of my #readathon buddies finally made an appearance. I suspect he only showed out of interest in the warmth coming from the fireplace.

Leftcoastzen Awwww!😻 3mo
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Fortifiedbybooks
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It's only a small fire, since it's already after 8, but it's the first in our new house and I absolutely love having a real fireplace instead of watching one on Netflix 😆 #readathon

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Fortifiedbybooks
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I was craving comfort food, so the boyfriend ordered way too much food (the family pack) from Bob Evans. I love him because we now have food for several dinners and it's perfect for the cold gloomy weather. #readathon

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Caroline2
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Panpan

I loved A head full of ghosts but this was so disappointing. It starts as a good premise, family in the woods get attacked by doomsday extremists but then it shoe horns every social debate you can think of and none of it really lands. I should have bailed! 🤦‍♀️

rockpools There‘s always that hope it‘ll turn itself aroud, isn‘t there ? 😕 3mo
Caroline2 @rockpools yep! 🙄 I need to trust my instincts more and bail quicker!! 😆 3mo
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sharread
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Bailedbailed

This was an audio book and the narrator was 😬😬. The plot was nonsensical to me. 3 hours into it & no suspension of belief at all.
#Halloween #Horror

JamieArc You didn‘t miss anything. 3mo
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TheSpineView
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#Movie2BookRecs @Klou
Prompt: Candyman

Klou Great choice!! 4mo
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MoonWitch94
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✨FINALLY ✨
Posting my #TBR for #Scarathlon2021 AND #Screamathon2021🧡

🎃I hope I get to more than this, but I think this is a good start. Also included (not pictured) is Discovery of Witches for the “Real-Time Read” I‘m hosting.
🎃Also: Hoping to get out #TeamHendrix read in as well!

StayCurious Great list! +50 early bird points 4mo
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MoonWitch94
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#WondrousWednesday
1️⃣ The weather changing! 🍁
2️⃣ Didn‘t finish any book this month 😩 It‘s been rough.
3️⃣ Edward from Twilight; Crookshanks from HP 😂
4️⃣ Carly, our cat, had a health scare yesterday BUT she‘s going to be okay. Just an upper respiratory infection.
Thanks for the tag @slategreyskies 💜

Lynnsoprano Oh, pet health scares are miserable. Hope everything is okay. 4mo
Eggs Hope you have a wonderful October 🥰🤗 4mo
MoonWitch94 @Lynnsoprano Yes, she‘s going to be okay. @Eggs Thank you, Sherri! 🧡 4mo
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DrLReads
Mehso-so

The first chapter had me HOOKED however, I wasn‘t a fan of the ambiguous ending. I will be giving this author another try. All in all all, a quick, solid enough read.

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cephellapod
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Panpan

I actually brought this book on a trip to the Seqouia‘s and thought it would be a fun forest-trip read. I was extremely let down. The story felt pointlessly tragic, the characters unbearable, and the writing style annoying. I was bored reading this, though it was recommended to me as a “fast paced book, great for getting back into reading” :/

BookishMarginalia At least you took a pretty pic! 🤷🏻‍♀️ 6mo
JamieArc I totally agree with your review! 6mo
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RyanMHoward
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Last night I finished reading The Cabin at the End of the World by Paul Tremblay.

While on vacation, a family‘s cabin is invaded by a group of mysterious, creepy strangers who announce that the family must choose to kill one of their own—or else the world will end.

This story is an intense, anxiety-riddled adrenaline rush. A nail-biting, fist-clenching read. It was so twisted!👍👍

#ShortReview #PaulTremblay

LeahBergen Dang! I may need to read this. 😬 7mo
Reggie There is a part I read right before work and it bummed my whole day out. 7mo
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Jadams1776
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Sending Lauren‘s book out today.

#LMPBC #Round11 #GroupH

EadieB Maybe she won't send it back as the book belongs to her! 7mo
Jadams1776 @EadieB let‘s hope 😂 7mo
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Jadams1776
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This was a good, suspense-filled novel. I enjoyed the apocalyptic theme. It‘s not my favorite book ever, but I would read more from Tremblay.

#LMPBC #Round11 #GroupH

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magyklyXdelish
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Mehso-so

I‘m all for books that keep you guessing but I don‘t really care for vague endings. I will say though my favorite part of this book was the suspense. Masterful building of tension, paranoia, and anxiety. I just wish I wasn‘t left wanting more at the end.

#LMPBC
#BookSpinBingo

magyklyXdelish @TheAromaofBooks free space for book spin bingo 8mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 8mo
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magyklyXdelish
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Digging in to this next one! This has been on my TBR for a while so I‘m excited.

Thank you Lauren for the bookmark! I picked mine and will pass the next ones on :)

Thank you Eadie for the extra book from my TBR :)

magyklyXdelish I can‘t find Lauren‘s name in the tag list 🙁 (edited) 8mo
EadieB @magyklyXdelish You‘re welcome! Lauren‘s been hacked! (edited) 8mo
EadieB @magyklyXdelish looks like Lauren‘s info as been hacked as I looked for her on my other tagged posts and her name has changed to @smuttyromancereader and links to someone with no posts. 8mo
EadieB Lauren‘s been hacked and her info has been changed. 8mo
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EadieB
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EadieB
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#TheCabinAtTheEndofTheWorld #PaulTremblay #LMPBC #Round11 #GroupH

This was a reread for me and it did not change my viewpoint of this novel. It is a tale of paranoia, sacrifice, apocalypse, and survival that escalates to a shattering conclusion. The fate of a loving family and quite possibly all of humanity are intertwined. I read this for a Litsy Mail Postal Book Club. Here is my review from my first read:

EadieB I wanted to read this book because I saw so many people had liked it but I will have to say that I didn't really like it at all. I have read some scary books and this one was not that scary to me. There are crazy people holding the occupants of the cabin as hostages but I thought it lacked real tension. I listened to the audio and it was during the day and maybe if I was home alone and it was at night then I'm sure I would have been a bit more 9mo
EadieB nervous. So, if you read this one and you were scared then I would say, “Good for you!“ If you haven't read it then maybe you should try it and see if it is scary enough for you. I just thought the whole story was rather strange. But I guess that's why they have so many flavors of ice cream! 9mo
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EadieB
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#TheCabinAtTheEndOfTheWorld #PaulTremblay #LMPBC #Round11 #GroupH

@laurenashley Received my book today along with these cute page clips. I will take one and send the rest along with the book to the next reader. Thanks so much!

Scochrane26 Those page clips are so cute. 10mo
EadieB @Scochrane26 Yes they are cute! 10mo
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milpoolll
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This novel had me hooked from the very first page— finished it in two sittings. Stephen King is right... this book is GOOD!

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abookishbutterfly
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Despite having an ample supply of books to read and despite getting several new books for Christmas, my husband and I decided to go to the Goodwill bookstore today because we haven‘t been there in awhile. I don‘t usually leave with so many, but I‘m very happy with my finds!

Patchshank I have a Goodwill within walking distance of me. They have the biggest book selection I've ever seen in a thrift store. I walk over there every so often to see if they have anything. Last time I got The Graveyard Book by Gaiman and The Fireman by Joe Hill. I was really excited. I read and loved both books, but I didn't own either of them. 13mo
abookishbutterfly @Patchshank That‘s cool that you have a Goodwill within walking distance. I often find a book or two when we go to the regular Goodwill thrift store and it‘s always exciting to find something extra special. I really like seeing the huge selection at the Goodwill bookstore we have near us. I wish it was a little closer, as it‘s roughly a 30 minute drive, but I suppose I‘d just get myself in a lot of trouble if it was! 13mo
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daisyheadmaesie
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This book is NOTHING like I thought it would be... It‘s the kind of horrifying and disturbing you can‘t look away from. I‘m a third of the way through now and I love that I have NO idea what is going to happen.

Did any of you read this? What were your thoughts?

readordierachel I LOVED this one. Sucked me in and didn't let go 👍🏼 1y
daisyheadmaesie @readordierachel Glad to hear I'm not the only one! 1y
Reggie I really like Tremblay‘s writing. Like when he writes that Wen has her feet in the shape of a scythe and is using them to bring up grasshoppers from the yard. And then he proceeded to rip my insides out. I loved this book. Hope you like it too! 1y
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daisyheadmaesie @Reggie I completely agree. It's prose! 1y
thrillerswithgems This sounds like something I would like!! I‘m intrigued. 1y
daisyheadmaesie @thrillersandwine As long as you aren‘t squeamish, this would definitely be something you‘d like! 1y
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TamTracy
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This book hooked me right from the beginning and remained intense until the very end. I continuously wanted to know what was going to happen next. The ending left me unsatisfied and wanting more answers. However...I read an interview with the author which brought a little more perspective and left me feeling better about the ending. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

daisyheadmaesie I‘m reading this one this month! I‘m excited now. :) 1y
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mollyrotondo
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ What a scary and intense read for Halloween! I don‘t want to give too much away because the whole book is about questioning what is going on. It is a stressful read and I did cry at the end. Loved! I need to read more Paul Tremblay. #bookspinbingo No. 13. #screamathon

TheAromaofBooks Awesome progress!!! 1y
readordierachel I loved this one too! 1y
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cathysaid
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Well alrighty then. As a movie, this would definitely be a slasher flick. As it is, this falls in the gory #horror category. A small cultish group targets a couple and their child at a remote vacation cabin where a fight for everyone‘s survival ensues. The plot is a bit weak but the gore is strong. Moderately entertaining #Halloween read. 3/5 ⭐️

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MoonWitch94
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October 9th: The Cabin in the Woods #HorrorSeason

This book has been on my #TBR for a while & while I haven‘t read it yet, the premise reminds me of this movie!

CaffeineAndCandy Oooooh looks good 1y
MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm 😱 Cabin in the Woods is one of my fav movies! I‘ll definitely have to check this out! 1y
Klou Great choice!!! This is a book I'm looking forward to reading too. 1y
MoonWitch94 @Klou we should gather people & do a buddy read! 1y
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abookishbutterfly
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1. 77° at the moment. It supposed to hit 81°.

2. Cabin

3. Immanuelle from The Year of the Witching

4. Drink coffee and scroll social media

#friyayintro @4thhouseontheleft @howjessreads

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vivastory
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1) Warm, hot at times but not too bad overall.
2) Cabin!
3) Hmm.. not sure...
4) Drink coffee, eat a donut and read! ☕🍩📚
@4thhouseontheleft @howjessreads #friyayintro

Tanisha_A 4th, 👌🏽! 2y
Suet624 I‘m doing #4 right now! I would add that I‘m doing it while sitting in bed. 😊 2y
vivastory @Tanisha_A Great minds! 2y
vivastory @Suet624 I skipped the donut this morning since I'm going out for lunch in a few hours, but I'm sure I will next week 😂 2y
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Crysboehne
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So it wasn‘t the best book I‘ve ever read and it certainly wasn‘t the worst. The storyline was fantastic and the gore was just right. Personally, I thought there was too much banter and work up of the backstory and not enough of what happened during (or after) the end. I‘m gonna rate this a shaky ⭐️⭐️⭐️ for creativity and for keeping me at least a little interested.

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nikkmackenzie
Mehso-so

I was enthralled with the characters and storyline but the ending was a complete bust! I was extremely let down by the ending of this book. Was definitely left with questions unanswered to say the least.

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Minimalgrl
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Perfect Sunday....

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TheQuietQuill
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Mehso-so

Uhhh what the hell did I just read? Here‘s my problem, the concept for the story is really good but the way it was written and played out was terrible. I felt bored with what everyone was thinking and blah blah blah nonsense. Some parts just dragged on. I wish I could have liked this book, but I just didn‘t 🤷🏻‍♀️

My rating: ⭐️⭐️ 1/2

LiteraryinLawrence The description is fascinating! Too bad it didn‘t live up to it for you. 2y
TheQuietQuill I wanted to like the book so badly, but I just couldn‘t help but feel like wanting it over. Maybe I just wasn‘t in the right mindset when going into it @LiteraryinLititz (edited) 2y
inthegreensandblues It wasn't what I wanted it to be. 😕 2y
riversong153 Good on you for making it through, I probably would have DNF‘d it. 2y
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TheQuietQuill
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So I have a new theory for myself:
-As my little guy naps (he naps on me) I pull out my kindle
-When he goes to sleep for the night in his crib, I read a physical book
I usually have a hard time reading two books at once, but this seems to be working! Yayyyy!! (And I still get those sweet cuddles from my little man 😉)

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Madison91
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Panpan

Please no one read this book, it will bore you and be a waste of time. It just had so much useless excess information and not the information you want.

TugstenDragon Oh man I read this book and hated it so much, I am glad I‘m not alone 12mo
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recuffley
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This was the second book I‘ve read by Paul Tremblay, and I have to say that I loved it. Finished it in two days since I couldn‘t put it down..
Very intense read, and also very graphic. Got a bit nervous towards the end but I think I‘m happy with the ending.

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Pearrr
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Librarian_Jack
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You'll barely notice your guts are in knots over the sound of your thumping heart as you imagine yourself in the shoes of a loving family held captive by (possible) fanatics...but be sure, you'll be reminded that you have a heart.

Linsy Awwwww 2y
LauraJ So cute! Squee! 2y
BookwormM OMG so cute 😍😍 2y
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled Love this book! And that is the cutest picture EVER 2y
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Momomojo
Mehso-so

It was a bit confusing at times but it wasn‘t to bad. Could‘ve had a better ending. A more detailed ending or a second book would do it justice

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ElizaMarie
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#BookishBingo Cabins :) I mean it‘s in the title and everything!!!

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ElizaMarie
Pickpick

So, Just got home from my drive. And this was a great book for my commute. I was instantly sucked in. It was very interesting. I loved the ending :)

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ElizaMarie
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I downloaded this for my little mini-vacation drive to and from Houston :)

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ImperfectCJ
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A group interrupts a family's vacation in the New Hampshire woods with a bizarre proclamation: the end of the world is nigh, and only they can stop it. And it only gets weirder from there.

Not much to say about this one. It's gruesome and convoluted and somewhat overwrought emotionally, but I enjoyed it, although not as much as I enjoyed The Restaurant at the End of the Universe.

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Reagan
Pickpick

Phew... I stayed up late on Friday at Brownie camp and got so close to finishing. Managed to complete this one yesterday and I‘m glad I sat on it for a day before writing a brief review. A home invasion that is maybe to prevent the end of the 🌎 is the general, no spoilers plot. I loved it and it was so well written, very tense read. I was not a fan of the ending initially, but upon reflection, I think it was perfect. Unsatisfying yes, but right.

Reggie Totally co-sign everything you said. I remember I almost couldn‘t see on my way to work after I read what happens in the middle. I read it at the worst possible moment. 2y
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Reagan
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On my way to Brownie camp in the middle of a winter snowstorm. I am craaaaanky but my little brownie is super happy that I am here so that counts for a lot.

Book talk though, I have been super uncomfortable reading this since the first few pages and it‘s ramping up. I am really enjoying this so far. What a tense read! I think I like it more than A Head Full of Ghosts 😬

Bookwormjillk Good luck! I hope you get some reading time in! 2y
Reggie I liked this book a lot. I‘m a sucker for his writing and loved the beginning of this book as Wen is running her feet through the grass like a scythe looking for grasshoppers. 2y
Reagan @Reggie yes, it hooked me right away. Fabulous writing and she was such a great character. 2y
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rkeo
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Panpan

I've never read so many pages of absolutely nothing happening. I was hoping to be torn between not knowing whether the four were part of a delusional doomsday cult, or whether there really was a supernatural component to their claims. It was messy and all over the place. A lot of the events in the book made no sense at all and didn't support the plot in the slightest. It came across like the author had no idea what he was trying to get at.