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Locke & Key, Vol. 1: Welcome to Lovecraft
Locke & Key, Vol. 1: Welcome to Lovecraft | Joe Hill
Following their father's gruesome murder in a violent home invasion, the Locke children return to his childhood home of Keyhouse in secluded Lovecraft, Massachusetts. Their mother, Nina, is too trapped in her grief--and a wine bottle--to notice that all in Keyhouse is not what it seems: too many locked doors, too many unanswered questions. Older kids Tyler and Kinsey aren't much better. But not youngest son Bode, who quickly finds a new friend living in an empty well and a new toy, a key, that offers hours of spirited entertainment. But again, all at Keyhouse is not what it seems, and not all doors are meant to be opened. Soon, horrors old and new, real and imagined, will come ravening after the Lockes and the secrets their family holds. Named a "modern masterpiece" by The A.V. Club, Locke & Key tells a sprawling tale of magic and family, legacy and grief, good and evil. Acclaimed suspense novelist and New York Times best-selling author Joe Hill (The Fireman, Heart-Shaped Box) has created a gripping story of dark fantasy and wonder--with astounding artwork from Gabriel Rodriguez--that, like the doors of Keyhouse, will transform all who open it. The epic begins here: Welcome to Lovecraft. Locke & Key, Vol. 1 features an introduction by Robert Crais.
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LokiDokey
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Very interesting. I want to read more and watch the series to compare.
Kindle unlimited has the first 5 in series available for free

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StellarDoc
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Soubhiville Hope you feel better. Kitty will take care of you! 6d
StellarDoc @Soubhiville They've been taking turns. They're very good caretakers! 6d
ozma.of.oz I too am taking a sick day with my cat! I hope you feel better soon! 6d
StellarDoc @ozma.of.oz Same to you! I'm really hoping this isn't flu. 😪 6d
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Karkar
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Binge watched that new Netflix series. It made me want to go back and reread the series. ❤️📚❤️

4thhouseontheleft I wish I could binge watch, but I‘m watching it with hubby and we have such a hard time finding time to sit down and watch things together! I‘m only 2 episodes in. 2w
Karkar @4thhouseontheleft it is nice when my husband wants to watch things, but sometimes I am glad when he does not. 🤔 2w
TK421 This is next on our binge watch list. 1w
ElizaMarie ooo I haven't watched it yet (and only read vol 1) but I am super excited about it. I love the fact that you posted you were able to binge it (makes me feel like it was probably really good). I am trying to figure out if my husband wants to watch it because if he does... then I might not be able to binge it 1w
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speljamr
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ZOMG! How have I not read this until now?????

#comics #horror

Deifio Yes, why haven't you?! 😘 Are you now reading it because they're making a TV series? 2w
speljamr @Deifio The show is already on Netflix. Yes, that's why. I'd prefer to read this before I watch it. Nothing in a movie or on TV is like the original. 2w
Crystalblu Seriously one of my favorite graphic novel series ever! I even have one of the keys tattooed into my book sleeve. And, I watched the first episode of the netflix show last night and I am very happy : ) 2w
Jovy I loved this! There‘s a netflix show?! 😲 I better get on it! 2w
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FantasyChick
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Thanks for the tag @sherryvdh 🥰🥰

1. Shadow and Bone series and Locke & Key are the only ones that pop up right now for me. Super excited for them both!
2. Physical if I'm chilling on the couch, ebook in bed, audio at work.
3. Ummmm locally our museum just unveiled a new historic walking trail exhibit for African Heritage Month. That's kind of cool
4. Consider yourself tagged!!!

#friyayintro @4thhouseontheleft @howjessreads

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dariazeoli
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I had 6 borrows left for January on #hoopla, so I borrowed all six volumes of Locke & Key. I know, I‘m super late to the game! Volume 1 was great - I‘m in!

Joe Hill, I am so glad you write well. And I‘m not just saying that because you‘re Stephen King‘s son!

Eyelit Love this series and very excited about the tv adaptation! 2w
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Lizpixie
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It‘s 9am Sunday here in Sydney, so Bk5 of my #24B4Monday #readathon will be an audiobook before I finally get some sleep. It‘s also Australia Day so this is Bk1 of my #AUDayReadathon🇦🇺 A play like version of the Joe Hill Locke & Key GN series, it‘s narrated by a whole cast, including Haley Joel Osment. Hopefully it‘s amazing. Wish me luck! And Happy Australia Day my fellow Aussie littens!💚💛💙🤍❤️✨

jb72 Awesome job! You‘re doing great! 4w
LiteraryinLititz Enjoy your special day! How do people celebrate Australia Day and what does it commemorate? 4w
Crazeedi Happy Aussie Day! Hope vf you got to celebrate in a special way!❤ 4w
Andrew65 Happy Australia Day @Lizpixie 4w
ReadingDownUnder Happy AU Day!!! @LiteraryinLititz I don‘t know about the whole country but in Western AU, there‘s a big breakfast in the park. I‘ll have to pause my readathon to go in for that. I don‘t like to eat it but my partner likes me to get one so he can eat two! 4w
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Dempsey
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This is the first book. I really, REALLY enjoyed it. Dark, good use of the innocence of children, and interesting antagonist. Loved it.

Yossarian I think I have that on my shelf but I haven‘t read it yet. 2mo
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KathyWheeler
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This came yesterday; I‘m looking forward to reading it.

Karkar Woo hoo!! It is super cute I really enjoyed it. 2mo
KathyWheeler @Karkar I just realized I left it in the car and it‘s chilly out there. 😞 So I guess I‘ll get to it tomorrow. 2mo
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Karkar
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Great one shot from the Locke & Key series. Gotta love it is about a dog 🐶 ❤️🐶🐾

KathyWheeler I knew nothing about this book! 2mo
Karkar @KathyWheeler I was at the comic store and they let me know it was out. Really short but super cute. 2mo
ElizaMarie This is beautiful!!! 2mo
KathyWheeler @Karkar I went and ordered it. 2mo
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vivastory
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Can't wait! I loved what AMC did with NOS4A2. Looking forward to this one.

ElizaMarie Ooooo I need to finish this series then! I loved vol 1 (super excited now!!) 3mo
hes7 Ooh, this could be really great! 3mo
LibrarianRyan I hope it is creepy as heck!! 3mo
readordierachel Holy shit! 3mo
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ElizaMarie
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Joe Hill does not disappoint!!! I‘ll probably continue this series (after I read my November books — or it will be my work graphic novel)

#TeamStoker #Scarathlon
@TheReadingMermaid

1 point participation + 10 points theme book (ghosts) = 11 points

SumisBooks 🧟‍♀️ 4mo
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ElizaMarie
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Started this one this morning. It‘s pretty intense :)

#TeamStoker #Scarathlon
@TheReadingMermaid

1 point participation

SumisBooks 🧟‍♀️ 4mo
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Laughterhp
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Wow, this comic was so messed up! So much death! But you know what, I‘m really glad I already have volume 2 in my stack. I‘m saving the rest of my graphic novels for Sunday, when I‘ll be too tired and hungover to concentrate 😂😂

Book 2 finished for #24b4Monday #Readathon

#teamstoker #scarathlon +11pts (794pts) Finished this around hour 3 of reading.

SumisBooks 🧟‍♀️ 4mo
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hes7
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This series has no shortage of #bloody moments, but it‘s an exciting story, for sure.

+1 for #TeamSlaughter #Scarathlon #ChillingPhotoChallenge

+12 for mystery-slashers

Clwojick woohoo!!! 4mo
Addison_Reads Great series! 4mo
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TheLibrarian
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A day late but I didn‘t see this until now (re-used an old post).

1. Tagged (thought it was appropriate for October)
2. Penny Dreadful, Parks & Rec, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Riverdale, Tokyo Ghoul
3. Nope
4. Scallops!! I‘m on vacation 😬
5. Nope, never read a whole book in his life

#friyayintro

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x_treys_still_here_x
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Phenomenal! Supernatural horror/mystery with great art and superb storytelling! I can‘t wait to see where the story goes from here. #comic #graphicnovel #horror

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x_treys_still_here_x
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I‘ve heard a lot about this series. Stoked to dive in! #comic #graphicnovel #horror

WhatWouldJaneDo I loved the first one, I really need to get my hands on the rest of the series! Hope you enjoy! 6mo
x_treys_still_here_x @WhatWouldJaneDo I really enjoyed it! Luckily my local library had the first 3 in so I get to binge read the first few at least! 6mo
WhatWouldJaneDo @x_treys_still_here_x nice! I heard Joe Hill is working on a new horror comic imprint, Hill House Comics. He's going to write a couple and some other cool horror authors are doing the others, I can't wait! 6mo
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MaleficentBookDragon
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Thank you @cobwebmoth for the awesome #SFMPC 📦. I ♥ everything! I can't wait to try the bella luna tea.Everything is perfect and so well thought out. You get me.
 @Chrys you will have your 📦 tomorrow. I hope you like it.
@Avanders

cobwebmoth So glad you like it.❤ 7mo
Avanders 😍😍 7mo
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amma-keep-reading
Mehso-so

That was... weird. Hmmm... I need some time to decide if I like it or not.

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BeckyLeJ
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I know I‘m super late to Locke & Key but I‘m getting all caught up now thanks to hubs! I‘m so ready for the show!!!

candc320 The audiobook version is by far my favorite audiobook of all time! 7mo
BeckyLeJ @candc320 I‘ve heard really good things about the audio. I think I have v 1 somewhere! (edited) 7mo
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bookishbitch
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Maybe reading this right before bed wasn't my smartest move. Creepy old house, a murder, with ghosts and other ethereal beings. Perfect dreamtime fodder right? I liked it and will read more of the series. Apparently I'm in a graphic novel phase which isn't a bad thing. Joe Hill rarely disappoints.

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TracyReadsBooks
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📖 Tagged—Locke & Key
🎬 Coraline
🎼 Our House (by Madness)

#manicmonday @JoScho

JoScho 💜🔑💜 8mo
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inthegreensandblues
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📚 Locke & Key
🎬 Skeleton Key
🎶 The Black Keys - Gold on the Ceiling

#manicmonday @JoScho

JoScho 💜🔑💜 8mo
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wtimblin
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Been holding off on this for a while. I'm staying in a huge spooky-looking mansion for the week on a course in the Wiltshire countryside (Tedworth House), so thought now would be the perfect time to start this series. And now to sleep with the lights on!

rretzler Lucky you! That mansion looks amazing and so atmospheric! 10mo
MicheleinPhilly Is that a current photo??? Those clouds look ominous! 10mo
wtimblin @MicheleinPhilly not taken by me, but the weather today suddenly became very foreboding this afternoon! 10mo
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quirkthenerd
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I was excited to finally read a piece done by Joe Hill, for obvious reasons of course, and I'm left wanting to read more of his work. Gabriel Rodriguez's art mixes so perfectly and skillfully with Hill's storytelling. It's creepy and dark. It‘s an intelligently constructed horror story.

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julesG
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New Humble Bundle - Horror Tales.

I'm seriously tempted. But I have a book buying ban.

https://www.humblebundle.com/books/tales-of-horror-books?linkID=&mcID=102:5bc75b...

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bookriot
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Day 1 of the #Riotgrams Challenge: reading selfie! Read anywhere, everywhere, every chance you get. ❤️🛀 📚

MiyakoBunny Great photo 😄😄😄💣💣💣💣 2y
GypsyKat Love it! 😆 2y
kspenmoll Fabulous! 2y
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AndroidMonkey I'm not sure that counts as a selfie. 2y
HeidiReads Easy, AndroidMonkey, her hands are full! 2y
AlohaShan Like a boss😎 2y
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Liberty
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Day 1 of the #Riotgrams Challenge: reading selfie! Read anywhere, everywhere, every chance you get. ❤️🛀 📚

kricheal Best pic ever😂😂 2y
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COLearyDavidson
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Joe Hill, post-HEART SHAPED BOX & 20th CENTURY GHOSTS, before he was the brand-name he is now, wrote this graphic novel, first in the series that introduces the Locke family, and their return to Key House after SOMETHING HAPPENS. I am forcing myself not to burn through this series, but this haunted house full of doors and secrets has me hooked!

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kidamy
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I came home to open my #blanketandabookexchange package! I'm really excited about the book and the blanket is the prettiest green and really soft. I'll have to hide it from the pooch.

Thanks for the lovely package, @JenlovesJT47! 💕💕💕

@JoeStalksBeck @Tiffy_Reads #blanketandabookswap

kidamy I think I keep screwing up the hashtags! #bookandablanketexchange #swap 2y
JoeStalksBeck Locke and Key! 2y
kidamy @JoeStalksBeck I have to admit, I hadn't heard of it before today. But I compulsively started reading it as soon as I opened the box and now I'm cursing the fact that I made plans this weekend. 2y
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JoeStalksBeck It‘s the best series ever! 2y
RaimeyGallant Looks comfy! 2y
JenlovesJT47 Yay I'm so glad you like it! Locke and Key is my favorite graphic novel series and volume one is the best! 💚 2y
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BookaholicNatty
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Let‘s see who loves Locke & Key by Joe Hill. I just started and I love it!!!!!!!!!!!! ❤️❤️❤️

GarthRanzz I love Joe! I keep seeing everyone rave about Locke and Key too. I need to get my hands on the first series and read it! 2y
ReadingOver50 I‘ve read the whole series. Loved it 😄 2y
Craftylikefox I love Locke and Key!! I still need to read Heaven and Earth 2y
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Addison_Reads It's a great series. I've read through it twice now and the second time I loved it more than the first. The story is really great and the graphics are amazing. Enjoy! 2y
Giabow Yes!! 2y
Erin7 I love this series, definitely. I‘m five volumes in at this point. The artwork is interesting, and the storyline‘s interesting. 2y
BruceWalken Amazing series. You tried saga or east of west? That‘s great to 😁 2y
ericarobynreads Yassss!! One of my top favorite graphic novel series!!! ❤️❤️ 2y
BookaholicNatty @BruceWalken I have heard of saga but not dives into it yet. However I have heard of east of west. Looks interesting, adding it to tbr! 2018 is my year to get into all good graphic novels so any recommendations are greatly appreciated. This is another world for me. 2y
TheLibrarian I ❤️ Joe Hill! 2y
BruceWalken @BookaholicNatty man it‘s been my world for most of my life! I will try and dig up some series for you 😁👍 2y
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Mrs_Black
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I loved this! Characters have depth and the plot moved along while still being balanced. It was creepy and scary, but also relatable. Sometimes first volumes suffer under the weight of exposition, but this one didn‘t. I will definitely continue reading.

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Monique
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I'll be honest. I'm not the biggest fan of Gabriel Rodriguez's illustration style. But aesthetic aside, this book is fantastic. The story has a great flow and is brutal and tragic without being unbearably grim. I love the concept of the keys, all having different abilities and having some sort of fantastical connection to the house.

The villains feel dangerous, the stakes feel real, and I love the characters. A Great fantasy/horror.

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LibrarianRyan
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Each book this story gets more weird and strange and I love every minute of it. The crew behind this book tries to drown the characters, and then has them attached by shadows. that ‘s right, one of the Keys opens the shadow world where someone can not only control shadows, but become one himself. I love this work and I‘m only 1⁄2 way through.

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ChasingOm
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Everyone say hi to the first of our fur babies, Moonshine!! 😻

The other one is slightly older and still adjusting to her new home, so I'll introduce her once she's out of hiding. 😸

(I 💜d Joe Hill's Locke & Key series, BTW.)

#catsofLitsy

drokka Look at that face 😊 3y
8little_paws Aww!! Tiny little thing! 3y
Cinfhen Welcome to Litsy, moonshine 🖤 3y
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CherylDeFranceschi Hi, L'il Moonshine! 😻 3y
annkuch13 😻😻😻 3y
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ReadingOver50
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As a fan of Joe Hill, I decided to give this series a try. When their father is murdered, Ty, Kinsey and Bode relocate to Lovecraft, MA, to live in "The Keyhouse." The house is old and mysterious and it is not long before things start happening. Hidden within the house are several keys. Each key opens a door to a magical power. One can change a male to a female and vice versa. One can turn you into a ghost. Etc. This is a very entertaining story.

EloisaJames Lovecraft... ha! 3y
TrishB My husband really loved this series!! 3y
Eyelit Love this series! 3y
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ScottSays
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The man is also an acclaimed comic book writer too. Love your work Joe Hill.

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Karkar
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Loved it! #biblioweekend book # 5

Hooked_on_books Wow, 5 books! Impressive! 3y
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Kaillustrations
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Discovered the Locke and Key comics at my library the other day, and so far they're pretty good! Finished book 1 so far and hopefully I'll have time to read the second one this weekend

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BekahB
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Favorite series for my fellow #24in48 readers! I ❤️ this comic book series! It doesn't get nearly enough attention. It's beautiful, terrifying, and heartbreaking (it made me ugly cry 😭) all rolled into one amazing story about a family piecing their lives back together after a trauma and dealing with the horrors in their new home, Keyhouse. The series was written by Joe Hill and illustrated by Gabriel Rodriguez. The fantasy elements are spot on!

BookishTrish A favourite of mine as well 4y
[DELETED] 3323341091 the series is great! Hill's imagination is unchained. have you read Wraith? 4y
BekahB @fern yes! It's super creepy! I have the single issues, but I've been meaning to get them collected in the hardcover edition. Rodriguez's illustrations are so beautiful. 4y
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Texasblues
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This might have been the creepiest yet - I'm going to have nightmares

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Texasblues
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Definitely creepy!

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Texasblues
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A book and some Sauvignon Blanc on the patio. Had to skip the fancy wine glass outside.

Gezemice Great combo! 👍🍷 4y
Penny_LiteraryHoarders We share the same patio table! (Or very similar ones) 😀 4y
Texasblues @Penny_LiteraryHoarders I'm pretty sure that we got it on sale! It's probably about time to replace it or at least repaint - it's getting pretty rusty. 4y
Penny_LiteraryHoarders @Texasblues 😂😂 we keep saying the same thing - could use a paint job! 4y
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