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Neverworld Wake
Neverworld Wake | Marisha Pessl
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Enter a realm where fears are physical and memories come alive in this absorbing psychological suspense thriller with a sci-fi twist, from acclaimed New York Times bestselling author of Special Topics in Calamity Physics and Night Film. Once upon a time, back at Darrow-Harker School, Beatrice Hartley and her six best friends were the cool kids, the beautiful ones. Then the shocking death of Jim--their creative genius and Beatrice's boyfriend--changed everything. One year after graduation, Beatrice is returning to Wincroft--the seaside estate where they spent so many nights sharing secrets, crushes, plans to change the world--hoping she'll get to the bottom of the dark questions gnawing at her about Jim's death. But as the night plays out in a haze of stilted jokes and unfathomable silence, Beatrice senses she's never going to know what really happened. Then a mysterious man knocks on the door. Blithely, he announces the impossible: time for them has become stuck, snagged on a splinter that can only be removed if the former friends make the harshest of decisions. Now Beatrice has one last shot at answers . . . and at life. And so begins the Neverworld Wake.
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Shemac77
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Incredible. Special Topics in Calamity Physics is a favorite of mine and this, while not a favorite, is definitely a strong pick.

MyNamesParadise Night Film is one of my all time favorite books! I‘m excited to read this one...eventually! 4d
vivastory I haven't read Special Topics yet. Definitely will check it out. 4d
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Shemac77
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Afternoon reading in between calls with buckets of coffee.

Lizpixie I loved this👍 5d
Izai.Amorim Buckets of coffee 😂 one of those days, right? 5d
Shemac77 Oh good!! I‘m loving it so far. I also really Loved Special Tooics in Calamity Physics. @Lizpixie 5d
Shemac77 It‘s been that kind of week! @Izai.Amorim 5d
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vivastory
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Neverworld Wake can best be described with the comparison of Groundhogs Day meets Agatha Christie that was used for Stuart Turton's "Seven and Half Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle." Aside from the obnoxiousness of the narrator's boyfriend, I enjoyed this one quite a bit. I read it in one sitting. It's no Night Film, but to be fair I've never read another book like NF. Although Gemma Files' Experimental Film was definitely in the neighborhood.

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Laughterhp
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Here‘s my plan for the Summer Round for #Booked2019

I‘ve already read 2! So I‘m at a good place!

1. Genrebusting
2. Muslim Author
3. Book to Movie
4. Comic or Graphic Novel
5. Book Gifted to You
6. Diverse Middle Grade

I might switch some as I have multiple options for Book to Movie and Books gifted to me!

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Tashreads
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Guess who is on holiday in Fiji!?! My go-to holiday genres are YA and Thrillers. What are yours?

thegreensofa Nice! Congratulations! 🌴🌊 Jealous!! Mine are Psychological Thrillers, Non-Fiction, and anything on my TBR I have already purchased. 🤔 3w
Cinfhen Stunning photo!!! Have fun 🤩 3w
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mandi1082
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I finished this book yesterday! It left me a little speechless because the ending I didnt see coming since I usually dont read these type of books. I have had this on my TBR for a while but since the book is suppose to take place on the same day over and over again that idea stopped me a little from starting it. It is more than that its reliving the same day over and over again trying to find answers to What Happened?Why is this happening?
4🌟

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Godpants
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I didn‘t love the ending, even though I don‘t know how else she could‘ve wrapped it up, but it was thoroughly engrossing and fun.

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HeatherBlue
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Godpants
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I‘ve loved her first two books, so even if YA isn‘t my usual favourite, I‘m going to check this one out.

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MicheleinPhilly
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This was...fine. It was a creative concept but I found it to be a little simplistic. That‘s not a knock on the fact that it‘s a YA novel - I‘ve just come to expect more complexity from Pessl. It starts out as “what happened to the boyfriend” mystery but then veers into sci-fi/fantasy territory which isn‘t my thing. I was entertained but it‘s firmly in the 2.5-2.75 🌟 range. 👇🏼

Cinfhen Helpful review! Think I‘ll pass 3mo
Erinreadsthebooks Your dog‘s face is pretty representative of how I feel about this Tuesday 😑🤷‍♀️ 3mo
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Ashley_Nicoletto I have zero idea what genre busting means. 😬🙄🤣 3mo
Skyrimir This was a hard one for me because I didn‘t really like any of the characters. The concept was really interesting though! 3mo
MicheleinPhilly @Ashley_Nicoletto Not easily categorized? Fits multiple genres? 🤷🏻‍♀️ 3mo
MicheleinPhilly @Erinreadsthebooks Same. She takes her facial cues from me. 3mo
Ashley_Nicoletto Huh. Learn something new every day. 🤣 3mo
MicheleinPhilly @Ashley_Nicoletto That is my unscientific opinion. I‘m also the girl who had to Google “Cli-Fi” so... 3mo
Ashley_Nicoletto @MicheleinPhilly also don‘t know what that is so I‘ll have to google it as well. 🤣🤣 3mo
LeahBergen Good morning, sweet Pickles. 😘 3mo
MicheleinPhilly @Ashley_Nicoletto I thought it was something dirty. 😬 3mo
Ashley_Nicoletto @MicheleinPhilly It does sound dirty. 🤣🤣 3mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage @Ashley_Nicoletto @MicheleinPhilly That‘s exactly what genre-busting means. 👊🏻 And, don‘t worry, lots of people were Googling cli-fi. Including me! 🤪 3mo
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MicheleinPhilly
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I‘ve seen a lot of mixed reviews for this but I‘m a big fan of Pessl‘s work. Based on what I‘ve heard I may use this for #Genrebusting for #booked2019.

WhatWouldJaneDo It's not my favorite of her books but I still liked it. I'll give pretty much anything by her a shot! 4mo
MicheleinPhilly @WhatWouldJaneDo Would you say it works as a genre buster? So far I‘m getting YA, mystery, and sci-fi vibes. 4mo
WhatWouldJaneDo @MicheleinPhilly yes, it has shades of all of those. The characters remind me a bit of Special Topics in Calamity Physics but there is definitely a major sci fi element added. 4mo
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Well-ReadNeck
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RadicalReader Beautiful book cover I love it 4mo
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Callemarie
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Guuuuyyysssss. I wish Pessl came out with books as quickly as Ruth Ware does. I loved this book. It comes close to Night Film. I honestly wish it was as long as Night Fillm because I didnt want it to end. It scared me, made me cry, made me really think about the concept of life after this. I highly recommend it 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

Godpants DAMN! I didn‘t even know this one existed. Need to read it! 4mo
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Callemarie
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In case you're wondering-that blur is my little potato of a bulldog who is always in my personal space.

Anywho... another book begins....

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imabusybee
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This was just so good. Great Dystopian.

Bookladylinda Dystopian!! 🤔 stacked! 5mo
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imabusybee
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Its all day cuddles in this stormy weather with Monster.

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imabusybee
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Very interesting synopsis. Lets dig in.

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Callemarie
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To say I'm always spoiled with these swaps is an understatement!!!! Thank you so so so much to @Bookcation74 for these WOONNNDERFUL gifts. My boyfriend already tried to steal my GOT glass and I told him not to touch it Haha. You are the best! #cupidgoespostal

Emilymdxn Ooooh what‘s in the lush packaging?? I‘m obsessed with lush 5mo
Callemarie @Emilymdxn it was a peach, the galactic one and the green one that smells like lemon. They are alllll my favorites! 5mo
Emilymdxn I‘ve never tried the lemon one?? What country are you in maybe they don‘t have it where I live. Intergalactic is my all time top bath bomb 5mo
Callemarie @Emilymdxn im.in the US. I cant remember what it's called. My ALL TIME favorite is lord of misrule 5mo
Bookcation74 @Callemarie I‘m glad you like everything! Lush was so fun to shop at! Happy Valentine‘s Day! 💕 5mo
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captainpunchmerica
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Oh my gosh so good. Like all Marisha Pessl books it grips you tight all the way to the end and I loved it

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captainpunchmerica
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This year‘s Christmas Eve book is Neverworld Wake! Super good so far, but then I love all of Marisha Pessl‘s work.

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TheLibrarian
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A YA book that weaves together mystery, fantasy, & science fiction.

In high school, Beatrice & her six best friends were the cool kids until the shocking death of their friend Jim. One year later, Bee finds herself back at Wincroft estate where her & her friends spent so much time in their youth. Bee plans on finding out more in regards to Jim‘s death but she‘s losing hope. Then a strange man knocks on the door changing everyone‘s lives forever.

MicheleinPhilly Hmmm, maybe a good genrebusting choice for #booked2019? @Cinfhen 7mo
Cinfhen Same thought @MicheleinPhilly !!! I‘m stacking for further consideration 7mo
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Lindsbooklover93
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Hi everyone! I finished reading Neverworld Wake. It was a fun read. It was very hard to put it down. I would give it 3 stars. It wasn't my favorite but I still really wanted to know what would happen next. It was a fast read. #litsy #kindle #kindlefire #paperwhite #library #bookgeek #booklover

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Cadyly
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It was an absorbing read and I was always eager to see what they would discover next.

We found out what people did, just not always why, but perhaps that wasn't necessary, because this was Beatrice's story. Beatrice tends to see the good in everyone, but this tendency also makes you miss the dark, complicated things that swirl in everyone's heart.

After all of the adventure, I wasn't expecting an ending so introspective and philosophical.

Bklover I‘m looking forward to this one. Great review! 8mo
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AlizaApp
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Five teens are stuck in a form of purgatory where they must keep reliving the same day until they can decide, by unanimous vote, which one of them will live. Like a nihilistic, sci-fi, literary Groundhog Day. (Let‘s talk about that ending though if you‘ve read it!)

zsuzsanna_reads Sounds interesting! (Grabbed by your groundhog Day comparison.) 8mo
candority I‘ve been seeing this cover around for MONTHS, but I just realized that‘s a face on it. I thought it was mountains 😂 8mo
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amb
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One book down for the #24B4Monday readathon. This book was a mystery with a sci-fi twist. A group of friends gets together a year after the suicide of their unofficial leader. After a night of partying they wake up in the neverworld where they are tasked to vote for which of them will live or repeat the day. They use this time to unravel the mystery of their friends‘ death. It‘s a really unique take on a mystery, and completely engrossing.

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eloreads
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4🌟
Such a fascinating story. I went into it blind and would highly recommend you do the same. I will say though that it is part sci-fi and part murder mystery which I have really been enjoying. The one thing I did not like about this book was that it‘s characters were really one-dimensional, each of the 5 (or 6 if you count Jim) has their defining characteristic and not much else to offer. #audiobook

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Beachesnbooks
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Checking in a few hours into the #readathon & just finished my first book! It was definitely a great readathon pick because it‘s the kind of creepy, twisty, claustrophobic book you have no choice but to binge-read. I ended up giving it 4⭐️. I haven‘t decided yet what I‘ll be picking up next, but that was the first time I‘ve read an entire book in one day since the last round lf Dewey‘s, so I‘m having a great readathon so far 📖 @DeweysReadathon

Linsy Great picture! 💐 9mo
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Beachesnbooks
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Excited for Dewey‘s 24-hour readathon tomorrow! It‘s been a looong week and a readathon sounds like just the thing for that. This is my tbr; I don‘t expect to get to all or most of them but they seem like good options. Are any other Littens planning to participate?
@DeweysReadathon #readathon #deweysreadathon

Geeklet Oh! I forgot about it but I wanted to do it. Does it start at midnight? 9mo
TheLibrarian I wish but going away for a wedding this weekend... 9mo
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Lovesbooks87
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At one point I almost bailed on this book. It just isn't what I normally read and I just couldn't get into it. I am so glad that I keep reading it. Didn't see the ending coming at all. This was a total #blameitonlitsy read!

rjsthumbelina I bought it while it was half off at #barnesandnoble - can't beat a cheap book! Maybe i will try to get to it this month 9mo
Lovesbooks87 @rjsthumbelina that's when I got it too. I had seen a lot of people post about it on here and thought I would give it a try! 9mo
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Lovesbooks87
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Reading and watching one of my all time favorite movies! First of many times watching Hocus Pocus this Halloween! 🎃🎃🎃

JoScho 🧡🧡🧡 9mo
Moniel @Lovesbooks87 My daughter and I love watching Hocus Pocus! 🎃 👻 9mo
tracey38 I watched it last night, too! 🧡🧡🧡 9mo
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DennisJacobRosenfeld
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Morning coffee at my new office space. I loved Pessl‘s previous books, so can‘t help but have high hopes. Even though I‘m not the target audience for a thriller/crime story. Would have loved for the book to have been bound just a little sturdier. This was the best-looking copy I could find at my local store.

emilyhaldi Love this pic 😍 9mo
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Lizpixie
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Wow. The last third of this book was completely unexpected! I definitely did not guess the ending at all. The writing is so vivid it‘s like a movie on the page, you can see everything that‘s happening even though there is a LOT going on at once. I really need to get a copy of her adult novel, Night Film for sure. Five friends reunite a year after the death of one of their circle & find themselves caught in a time loop, between life & death. 5⭐️

cariashley Night Film is fantastic! 10mo
Lovesbooks87 I got this during the book sale at Barnes & Noble! Can't wait to read it! 10mo
mamareading I love it when an author surprises me, I always feel more respect for them and their artful skill. 10mo
Lizpixie @cariashley I can‘t wait to read it after devouring this one in a few hours👩🏻‍🎤 @Lovesbooks87 let me know what you think of it🤔 @mamareading so true, there‘s been precious few novels that have surprised the hell out of me(The 7 Deaths Of Evelyn Hardcastle, most of Karin Slaughters books)so I love it when another joins that list. Books like this should be treasured.💎 (edited) 10mo
Rissreads @mamareading @Lovesbooks87 if you like books that surprise you then you should read Terra Nullius, it blew my head off! 10mo
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Lizpixie
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“We are all anthologies. We are each thousands of pages long, filled with fairy tales and poetry, mysteries and tragedy, forgotten stories in the back no one will ever read. The most we can do is hold out our hands and help each other across the unknown.”

Neverworld Wake- Marisha Pessl.

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Lizpixie
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Well, Sydney Roosters🐓won the NRL Grand Final(go chookies!)and I‘m at page 234 in Neverworld Wake, a huge mindf**k of a book that even though I‘m heading down the last third, I have no idea of where it‘s going or where it even came from! But I am enjoying the reading of it very much. I think as long as I dive straight into another book without thinking about it,hopefully the dreaded #bookslump will die a tragic death💀(kinda like Melbourne Storm)

CarolynM Yay Easts! An old friend of mine will be very pleased indeed😃😃😃 10mo
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Lizpixie
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To beat the #bookslump I think I need to dive straight into another book. But it‘s the NRL Grand Final tonight between Melbourne Storm & Sydney Roosters which is grabbing my attention instead. So, after the game I‘ll be reading Neverworld Wake which is pretty interesting so far. I love this embossment in the front beneath the book jacket.

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Belletrist June Pick #1

I was super excited to see a YA novel in my favorite book club, and when I found out it was this book I was even more anxious to read it. I loved the message of this book. It really deals with loss and how the past, present and future can shape is into who we are. One of my favorite books we have read so far.

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AlizaApp
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Amazing autumnal goodies in my #fallingforfallswap package! Thanks @rjsthumbelina for these books that I am so excited to read (especially the tagged one), and also the socks and candle (smells so good!) and always happy with chocolate. I love it all and am so excited to enjoy it this fall! @Avanders #fffs

rjsthumbelina I'm so glad you liked the book choices! I agonized over which ones to get you. I totally bought a copy of Neverworld Wake for myself as well! There are gift receipts inside one of the books if you want to exchange anything 😁 10mo
Avanders ❤️🧡💛🎃🍁🍂😍 I love those socks!! 10mo
AlizaApp @rjsthumbelina you chose well, I have not read any of these yet! 10mo
rjsthumbelina @AlizaApp I'm glad! @Avanders the socks are from Barnes and Noble actually! 10mo
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TheWordJar
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I had a fabulous #bookmail day on Friday! My #fallingforfallswap package arrived from @Valink (canNOT wait for Friday!), my #justabookswap book arrived from the always awesome @Avanders (I‘ve been coveting this one all summer), and I received two wonderful #JB cards (and cute little lamb page flags) from @EH2018 and @CareBear! Thank you all so much! 😘

Lovesbooks87 Wow that is a great mail day! 10mo
Valink Glad it arrived safely! 10mo
AmyG I‘d love to know what you think of this book. 10mo
Avanders Yay and yay!! 🎉🎉🎉🎃🧡🍁🍂💛 10mo
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Leftik
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This thriller was great for this overcast/foggy week! (Even if the twist wasn‘t very twisty.)

Leftik Also yay for Phoebe Strole! 10mo
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razmanda
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WHEW. Started this one with my morning coffee and finished it while trying to (failing to) get my child to sleep. What an engaging book! Lots of twists and turns, decent character development and an ending that is satisfying but still a bit mysterious. Well done!

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Lizpixie
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#SeptemberDanes #day7 #DejaVu I was going to post The 7 Deaths Of Evelyn Hardcastle for this prompt, then saw that everyone else did! So I‘m going with this novel. A group of friends are the “cool kids” at their exclusive school until a tragedy happens & their friendships fall apart. A year after graduating, they return to see if answers can be found but find themselves stuck in a time loop & the only way out is to find the truth of what happened.

Kalalalatja Great cover 😍😍 10mo
JazzFeathers Well, sounds like this premise is remarkable similar to 7 Deaths 10mo
Lizpixie @Kalalalatja it‘s the Australian hardcover release I think❤️ @JazzFeathers it‘s similar in that Groundhog Day feel but 7 Deaths is unique in the fact that the MC wakes in different bodies each day🕵🏻‍♂️👨🏻👱🏼‍♀️👵🏻👩🏻 10mo
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BookishGirl06
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From the recent Barnes and noble sale. ❤️📚#bookhaul

Linsy We Were Liars kept me up all night! 10mo
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RocketMom
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It‘s raining 🌧 which means it‘s a perfect time to start reading this book! 📖

BrittanyReads ENJOY! 11mo
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Well-ReadNeck
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Enjoyed this YA book that was sort of mystery with some supernatural/horror elements. I loved Night Film, but this was not that, but enjoyable. I listened on audiobook and thought it was a great narration. #audiobook

RaimeyGallant Nice review. 11mo
Hazel0303 I loved, loved, loved, Night Film. I think part of what hurt Neverworld was that it was young adult. Nothing against YA, but this was so whiny to me. And the end was 🤦🏻‍♀️ for me. 11mo
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Well-ReadNeck
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Happy Friday, y‘all! #FridayReads

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Merewuf
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“We are all anthologies. We are each thousands of pages long, filled with fairy tales and poetry, mysteries and tragedy, forgotten stories in the back no one will ever read.”

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KellieRusselburg
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We have been working a puzzle while listening to audio books. We just started Neverworld Wake and I‘m not really sure how I feel about it yet.

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Kimberlone
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Been waiting for this hold to come in on #Libby. Excited to dig in today!

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moarbookspleaze
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This book was a bit of a slow burn and I wasn‘t sure if I was going to like it. I was won over by the end though.

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moarbookspleaze
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I‘ve found this is the best audiobook activity for me.

bookandcat Smart! 11mo
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