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The Familiars
The Familiars | Stacey Halls
The Familiars by Stacey Halls will be available Feb 19, 2019. Preorder your copy today!
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tashsinton
The Familiars | Stacey Halls
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I was really intriuged when I saw this was coming out! And although I'm regretting not getting it as a real book now I've seen how lovely the cover is on other people's posts, I'm excited to read something based on real events which happened near where I grew up (cat marks the spot 🐱) #localhistory #lancashire

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Cweeeevs
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I'm about a quarter of the way through this audio book and while it's probably down to the fact that I've been listening to it in fits and starts, I'm finding it underwhelming! Trying to decide if I should keep going or bail...

Has anyone read/listened to this? Any recommendations? 😊

Redwritinghood I listened on audiobook. Was so-soon it in the end. 2w
Cweeeevs Thanks, @Redwritinghood, my loan was up and I didn't renew it... there are too many great books out there for a so-so! 😄 2w
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Literatigeek
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Pickpick

I absolutely adored this book about a friendship during the Pendle Hill Witch Trials. Beautiful- highly recommend.

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Clare_Riley
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Pickpick

I love reading historical fiction, but I would NEVER want to live in the past. I‘m quite happy where I am with my antibiotics, hospitals and relative freedom, thanks very much! Are they really witches, or just women with a bit of knowledge? Well, WE know the answer NOW, but then it seemed to be any old excuse to clap a woman in chains, accuse her of witchcraft and hang her - they weren‘t burnt in England. There‘s a little reassurance 🙄

Tamra What a cover! 1mo
Clare_Riley @Tamra it‘s beautiful, isn‘t it. Truth be told, it‘s the reason why I picked it up in the first place 🤷🏼‍♀️ 1mo
Tamra @Clare_Riley I‘m guilty of that. 😏 1mo
Clare_Riley @Tamra sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn‘t - this time it will thankfully worked!😆 1mo
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Balibee146
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Pickpick

Starting #24in48 by finishing up this.
A pick that was nearly a so so.... One of those books you enjoy while reading but don't remember so positively when you are not.... Anyone else get that?
Extremely anachronistic language, our modern idioms all over it, which I became hyper conscious of.

BookwormM Pretty cover 1mo
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Balibee146
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Rain is on so a quiet half hour before I go back out to do a bit more work... I'm calling it a #latelunch
Interesting read so far.... I have a lot of thoughts swirling already while #currentlyreading

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xxjenadanxx
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A reimagining of the events of the Pendle Witch Trials.

Four years into marriage and on her fourth pregnancy Fleetwood, who has never managed to carry a child to term, finds a letter from her doctor stating that another pregnancy will surely end her life. Feeling betrayed and alone she seeks out a wise woman and instead finds a young midwife named Alice who promises to help her and her baby survive.

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Balibee146
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Next up on a lovely night to sit outdoors and some serious cover envy for this one #currentlyreading

TheEllieMo I‘m hoping it‘s good, because I bought it mainly because of the cover! 1mo
Cathythoughts Fab cover !! 1mo
mcctrish That‘s a gorgeous cover 1mo
Balibee146 @TheEllieMo its gorgeous...with the dust jacket off too! Only 40 or so pages in but so far so good 👍 1mo
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Tashreads
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This is one of my favourite covers this year. And there have been some crackers. What are your most beautiful books of the year? #beautifulbooks #coverlove

keepingupwiththepenguins Oh, what GORGEOUS artwork! Love it! 1mo
erzascarletbookgasm Wow, this cover! 😍 1mo
tashsinton Just bought it on kindle and aj full of regrets now ive seen how nice the cover is! 1w
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TheAliceEvers
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Pickpick

A wonderful, engaging and gripping story about the Pendle Witch Trials of 1612. The story follows Fleetwood Shuttleworth who has had several miscarriages and who‘s life now depends on being able to deliver the baby she‘s carrying now. She comes across a woman who is a midwife and can help her but soon they become entangled in the witch trials and must fight to be heard and to be freed. A very well crafted story 💐❤️

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks So pretty ❤️🌺 2mo
chaoticgoodhufflepuff This is a gorgeous cover! 2mo
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BookwormAHN
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Pickpick

This is a really good book and I thoroughly enjoyed it. It also has a beautiful cover. I will have it in the mail back to you this weekend @umbrellagirl This was a fantastic round of #lmpbc @MaleficentBookDragon @IndoorDame @suvata

rather_be_reading stacked! 2mo
toofondofbooks That cover 😍 2mo
umbrellagirl Wonderful! Glad you enjoyed it. I need to get mine out in the mail as well. 2mo
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BookishShelly
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Pickpick

Ever since reading Melmoth I remembered how much I use to love gothic novels. This one is even better than Melmoth. 5⭐️

akckitty Stacked, thanks!! :) 2mo
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RvnclawWhovian
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Whew, it has been a DAY! It‘s been a hot one too, at least by PNW standards. I believe this calls for a new book and an ice cold rosé cider

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BookwormAHN
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I received the last book for our #lmpbc today. Thank you for the chocolate @IndoorDame I'm looking forward to reading The Familiars, even though it seems like this round has past really quickly 📮
@MaleficentBookDragon @umbrellagirl @suvata

BiblioLitten Ghirardelli 💜 3mo
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IndoorDame
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Pickpick

Last month‘s #lmpbc group k read was great! I was really impressed with the character development and the cover art is so pretty! It‘s making its way on to its next reader now :-)

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Tianarose
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Pickpick

Beautifully written, couldn‘t put it down!

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Tianarose
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I may get in trouble with trying to read two print books at the same time, but this one is so pretty and the cover is so soft and.... I could go on but I‘m sure you all get the idea 😊📚🤓

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AvidaLectrix
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Mehso-so

I would rate this 4 out of 5 pages, so don't let the so-so rating put you off--it just wasn't 'Pick' (5/5).

This is a gripping story of witches in 17th-century England on the surface, but is more Handmaid's Tale that actually existed. One follows the main character, Fleetwood Shuttleworth, through her journey navigating this world with a tight grip on the book, hoping she is not consumed by it--when all she wants is a baby and autonomy.

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bookworm29
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Save water... drink beer! My friends have been bad influences and I tried to protest and stay in but they wouldn‘t take no for an answer! 😬 🤣😂 happy Saturday Litsy friends

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AvidaLectrix
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Starting this book, with Achilles' help, of course 😊
#CatsOfLitsy

SarahHarts_books Welcome to Litsy!!! 🎉🎉😊🎉🎉 And you have such a BEAUTIFUL helper!! Looks like a keeper!! 😺 🐱 4mo
CoffeeNBooks Welcome to Litsy! 📚 3mo
rretzler Welcome to Litsy! 📖 😻 3mo
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Eggs Welcome to Litsy 🤗🎈 3mo
GlassAsDiamonds Welcome to Litsy! 😊😊😊(& what a gorgeous kitty! 😻) (edited) 3mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Welcome to Litsy 🌼📖💖 3mo
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bookworm29
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Just got back from a walk on the beach! Absolutely beautiful and so peaceful now time to get nice and cosy and curl up and read 😊

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bookworm29
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Chilled day today it hasn‘t stopped raining! So I‘m curled up and enjoying this book, it‘s fabulous so far 💕😊

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HedFerguson
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Pickpick

I‘ll be honest, I picked up this book for the beautiful cover and when I started it I was really unsure. However within a few pages I was hooked and I found myself demolishing it within a couple of days! Throw in the fact that it is based on real people (though a complete work of fiction) and I am completely sold. Highly recommend.

gradcat Ooh, based on a true story? Plus a gorgeous cover? Can‘t lose! 4mo
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AntoinetteBuchanan
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Mehso-so

Solid 3.5 stars. The story is interesting and well told but I really wanted to know about Alice rather than Fleetwood. Alice is the more interesting of the women.

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Exterminate1977
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This was an intriguing book with likeable characters and well written. I read it in 2 days

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TheAliceEvers
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Finally bought myself this one! I‘ve had my eye on it for ages! The story of a pregnant woman and her midwife getting caught up in the witch trials. I‘ve heard great things about this story 😃 just need to finish my current read on Sky in the Deep which I started last night and then I can dive into this one! ❤️

Crazeedi I want to read this one!😍 4mo
kstadt929 Love the cover!! 4mo
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MaleficentBookDragon
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In my stomach flu misery last week I forgot to post that I had received my 📦 from @umbrellagirl for #lmpbc #GROUPK
Thank you for the fun extras!

@BookwormAHN @IndoorDame

umbrellagirl Hope you are on the mend! 4mo
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Krystle13
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Mini #bookhaul yesterday...plus 2 for my daughter(not in picture) 🤓🤗...This is why my fiance shouldnt let me wander while we are out. Hahahahha (Wish they didn't put stickers on book covers. Drives me nuts)

RadicalReader I love Harlen Cohen he‘s incredible 4mo
Krystle13 @RadicalReader I have never read his books, so I am excited trying to expand my authors. Lol 4mo
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Schmieds
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I just can't stop! Researching, buying, reading back covers. I almost feel like I'd be done with my TBR pile if i spent more time reading than looking for more books! 😂

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Rambo_Reads
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I think my boyfriend thought I was joking when I told him how many books were coming in hand luggage... 🤷‍♀️

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Beachesnbooks
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So, this is my March book haul (a combination of #botm picks and #bnbookhaul finds) and I‘ve decided to go on a #bookbuyingban until BEA/BookCon. Which might be tricky because I‘m terrible at book buying bans! I decided #botm would be an exception 😂

SW-T Nice haul! I was thinking about Queenie but love verse so I decided on (edited) 5mo
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Librarybelle
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This week has been absolutely wild, but I finally managed to finish this one today during a work break. It‘s a slow burning novel with a hint of a sinister nature that put me to mind of the writing style found in Jessie Burton‘s The Miniaturist. Based on the true story of the Pendle witches in the 1600s, Halls uses historical figures to craft a strong woman who will do anything to help a friend in need. I enjoyed this one!

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Sarah24
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I cannot wait to start these in Easter half term!
#tbr #thecoversgotme

Kerrioke I loved Six of Crows! I haven‘t read the second book, yet, but it‘s sitting on my bookshelf waiting for me, lol. 5mo
Sarah24 @Kerrioke I've heard lots of great things about Six of Crows. Glad there's a second so the journey can continue! 5mo
wordzie Pretty covers 💝 5mo
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Librarybelle
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Sunday morning reading with #Vladimir . #catsoflitsy

kspenmoll Looks like my morning! 😻 5mo
Dragon 😻 5mo
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umbrellagirl
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This book. It‘s just too pretty. I feel terrible writing in it. But I‘m really enjoying the story. #lmpbc #groupk

BookwormAHN It looks lovely 💚 5mo
MellieAntoinette Post it notes!! 5mo
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Kate.Braithwaite
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Pickpick

Super 17th century, witchy, page-turner. Couldn‘t put it down 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

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shawnmooney
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Bailedbailed

I read just over a fifth of it. The story was holding my interest to a certain degree, but not enough to overlook the superficial characterization and ridiculously modern atmosphere and dialogue. Nope.

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moribones
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coffee date with witches

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emmaturi
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I love the cover of this book! It is stunning! #bookcover #tbr

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NenaB
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Young Fleetwood Shuttleworth, a noblewoman, is with child again. None of her previous pregnancies have borne fruit, and her husband, Richard, is anxious for an heir. Then Fleetwood discovers a hidden doctor‘s letter that carries a dire prediction: she will not survive another birth. #soundsinteresting #thisweeksbook #britishhistory #gothicfiction #historicalfiction #17thcentury

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niftytiffd
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Barnes & Noble #bookhaul 50% Blowout! ❤️📚 #restrainedshopper 😬

catiewithac Thank goodness I missed this tempting sale! 6mo
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Redwritinghood
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Mehso-so

This book was based on the Pendleton Witch Trials and created a fictional explanation for why one accused witch, Alice Grey, was acquitted. I found a few things in the book a little hard to swallow, though. For one, the drastic change in the main character‘s personality and her outspokenness as a woman in the 1600s. For another, almost everyone was literate. Otherwise, the plot seemed plausible but wasn‘t terribly exciting. Good narration. 3⭐️

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Ms.Story
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Beautiful books!! I love reading on my Kindle but couldn't pass up these charity shop finds 😍

RachelO Wow! 6mo
Velvetfur Ooooohhhhh so pretty!! 6mo
BooknerdsLife They are gorgeous!! 😍😍 1mo
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Beachesnbooks
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Found some gorgeous books at the #bnbookhaul sale today! Pretty good selection, better than last time in my opinion. I mean, you get a free tote bag if you buy 3 books, so I kinda had to 😂 and the candle was 50% off too. Have you guys read any of these? #bookhaul

TrishB Once Upon a River is great 👍🏻 6mo
Bookish_B I ordered Once Upon A River today (also from the sale) as well as a few others 😊 6mo
irre I really liked Once Upon a River 6mo
LibrarianRyan I wasn‘t impressed with the book haul this time. So many of the books on my list from the websites book haul were not part of book haul in store. 6mo
jmofo Once Upon A River was truly a lovely read. Good get. 6mo
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Birdsong28
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Front and back of the bookmark, signed picture, background information about the book by Stacey Halls and we all love a good #bookmap

Post 3/3
#BonnierZaffre

wordzie 😍😎 6mo
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Birdsong28
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Poster.

Post 2/3

#BonnierZaffre

wordzie 😎 6mo
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Birdsong28
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Front and back of the bag I won in The Familiar's competition from #BonnierZaffre

Post 1/3 as there was a few things that I won but I wanted to show some things in proper detail.

wordzie 6mo
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LittleRedReadingHood
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"In a time of suspicion and accusation, to be a woman is the greatest risk of all..."

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Penny_LiteraryHoarders
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Pickpick

This was good. Just that. 😊

LeeRHarry Lovely cover 😊 6mo
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Melissa_J
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Today‘s #bookmail 📫. This one sounds really good, so I hope it‘s a winner.

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