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Nightbooks | J. A. White
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A boy is imprisoned by a witch and must tell her a new scary story each night to stay alive. This thrilling contemporary fantasy from J. A. White, the acclaimed author of the Thickety series, brings to life the magic and craft of storytelling. Alexs original hair-raising tales are the only thing keeping the witch Natacha happy, but soon hell run out of pages to read from and be trapped forever. Hes loved scary stories his whole life, and he knows most dont have a happily ever after. Now that Alex is trapped in a true terrifying tale, hes desperate for a different endingand a way out of this twisted place. This modern spin on the Scheherazade story is perfect for fans of Coraline and A Tale Dark and Grimm. With interwoven tips on writing with suspense, adding in plot twists, hooks, interior logic, and dealing with writers block, this is the ideal book for budding writers and all readers of delightfully just-dark-enough tales.
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Bookgoil
Nightbooks | J. A. White
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Really enjoyed my shows and movies this week ❤️🍿 #scarathlon2021 @StayCurious #teamhendrix

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mdm139
Nightbooks | J. A. White
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Watching the movie since we finished the book yesterday. We liked it and thought it was pretty close to the book. My son is definitely a critic of the minor details that were changed. But listening to his comments while watching is an excellent assessment of what he remembered from the book and the things he thought were important. 6 pts #teamhendrix #scarathlon @StayCurious

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mdm139
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Read this book with my youngest for homeschool. The cat was his favorite character and he loved the book. It is a cold windy day so we are having frito chili pie for lunch. 240 pts #teamhendrix #scarathlon #screamathon #wicked #spookoween @StayCurious @4thhouseontheleft

SamanthaMarie Yes homeschool, yes delicious lunch! Sounds like a perfect day 🥰 3mo
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BeeMagical
Nightbooks | J. A. White
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Book 114🎧🎥
Finished the audio book and movie yesterday! Another magical world for kids to fall in love with!
I wish in the movie the “night books” had a more real feel, almost them coming to life. But overall the movie was magical!

Where did the original Grimms Fairytales come from?… are we sure they are just stories?…

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Semartin1001
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“Do your thing," Yasmin said. "I'l keep searching the books. have to tell you, though I'm starting to wonder if this is a wild-goose chase. Maybe you already found everything this girl has written."
She was wrong.

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BeeMagical
Nightbooks | J. A. White
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I love when when I hear “read to you by Kirby Heyborne”. 🔊
I just know I am in for a fantastic story👏🏻👏🏻

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candc320
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This was actually better - and much more scary - than I was expecting! The witch who tricks the main character into her apartment was just awful and the narrator did an excellent job of making her seem truly unhinged and terrifying. The scary stories the main character tells the witch to keep her happy we‘re quite scary too. I would have been terrified by this story as a kid! 🌟🌟🌟🌟. 16 pts for #teamslaughter #scarathlon2021

candc320 Readathons participated in: #bookspinbingo , #screamathon , #spooko‘weenreadathon , #wickedathon 3mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 3mo
TheSpineView Great job! 3mo
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Bookgoil
Nightbooks | J. A. White
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First 9 books read for #scarathlon2021 6 of these are for #littenlisten and all for #spookoweenreadathon and I think for #bookspin I have most of these on my list of 20.

Loving all the books I‘ve chosen so far!

@TheSpineView @aperfectmjk @StayCurious @TheAromaofBooks

aperfectmjk Nice job! 3mo
TheSpineView Fabulous! 👍📖📚 3mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! Looking great!! 3mo
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Q84
Nightbooks | J. A. White
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Watch these the last couple days. Nightbook was my #screamathon #scarathlon2021 #scarepair

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Q84
Nightbooks | J. A. White
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#screamathon #scarathlon2021 #wickedathon #spookoweenreadathon #littenlisten

I'll have to double check how points are going to work and will update with my movie post.

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Q84
Nightbooks | J. A. White
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Reading this one for #screamathon scare pair week.
@scarathon

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4thhouseontheleft
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I really enjoyed this story of a young boy who ends up trapped in a magical witch‘s apartment. Alex loves to write scary stories, and the witch loves to hear them, which helps him stay alive night after night. But will he ever find a way to escape? And just what (or who) else is lurking in Apt 4E?

Loved the strong Grimm‘s fairy tale vibes!

Now to watch the new Netflix movie!
Book 3 for #screamathon #scarepair

mdm139 I homeschool the kids. And my 4th grader and I are reading this book. We just got to the part where he found out the scary stories he writes adds magic to the house. He reads a chapter a day so we won‘t finish til the week before Halloween. 3mo
4thhouseontheleft @mdm139 so the reason for that definitely went in a direction I wasn‘t expecting! 3mo
MommyOfTwo Ugh, I wish I knew this was a book! We already watched it. 3mo
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4thhouseontheleft
Nightbooks | J. A. White
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The Google Form is open for Week 1 of #Screamathon! If you would like to be entered into the raffle at the end of the month, you can do so here: https://forms.gle/yTrMEJvs7SUm5Y7n9

I'll keep the Google Form open until Oct 9. Here's how you get entries:
Every book read for #Screamathon this week = 1 entry
If you completed this week's prompt (you can only do so once), you get 10 extra entries.

Good luck!

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TheAromaofBooks I'm participating in this challenge and I *think* I filled out the original form, but don't seem to be on the tag list. It's also possible that I just thought to myself, “Oh, I should fill out that form“ but then didn't 😂 3mo
Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick I didn't do any screamathon reading yet this month. 😩 3mo
Nelnjali Oops! I better get to finishing my Scare Pair. I thought I still had a few more days. Maybe I should draw up a calendar for all the events I'm in! Lol Thanks for hosting. I'm having a spooktacular time! 3mo
BethM So when I try to enter the form it won‘t save or share my email? 3mo
Laughterhp Entered. Because I don‘t think I‘ll finish another book today or tomorrow. 3mo
4thhouseontheleft @TheAromaofBooks There is a batch of tags that is not showing up for some reason. I've tried a couple times this morning, not sure if Litsy is acting up or it's on my end. If you do get tagged multiple times at some point, that's why! 3mo
4thhouseontheleft @BethM I have your email address from the original sign up Google form! Or is it another problem you are having? 3mo
4thhouseontheleft @Nelnjali You do have a few days! I'm also not going to be super picky about not reading it on time, I'll make sure to leave the form open for a bit. 😌 3mo
Nelnjali @4thhouseontheleft Awesome! :) I'm reading The Witches, so it won't take me long anyway. I'm loving the motivation to celebrate spooky season. 3mo
TheAromaofBooks Okay, good to know!!! I mostly wanted to make sure I had actually filled out the original form instead of just THINKING about filling out the original form! 😆 3mo
BethM Nope that‘s perfect just wanted to make sure I was doing it right 3mo
Bookzombie Do we count picture books? I‘m still reading Dracula but hoping to have finished and watched movie by early tomorrow evening. 3mo
4thhouseontheleft @Bookzombie you can definitely count a picture book 😄 🧛🏻‍♂️ 3mo
4thhouseontheleft @Bookzombie also, I‘ll be leaving the form open, so if it‘s a little late that‘s fine! 3mo
Bookzombie @4thhouseontheleft Thank you on both counts (ha)! 🧛🏻‍♂️ 3mo
RainyDayReading Dang it, saw this too late! I‘ll have to keep a better eye out to submit this next time. 3mo
4thhouseontheleft @RainyDayReading the form is still open, so you still can! 3mo
RainyDayReading @4thhouseontheleft oh awesome! Filling it out now! 3mo
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4thhouseontheleft
Nightbooks | J. A. White
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1. Reading the tagged book, and also Serafina and the Twisted Staff
2. No dislikes, they are both middle grade books, both have supernatural elements, with lots of creepy vibes. They aren‘t scary, but they are perfect October reads!

#Two4Tuesday

TheSpineView Thanks for playing! 😊📖 3mo
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mklong
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I‘m so glad that I decided to join in the #Screamathon fun this year. My scare pair was Nightbooks and both the book and movie really got me in the Halloween spirit! I really enjoyed both, but what kind of bookworm would I be if I didn‘t point out that the book is better?

4thhouseontheleft Yay! This is my pick too! I‘m halfway through Nightbooks, should finish it up tomorrow. 3mo
Avanders Ooooh there‘s a movie?? 😲😲 3mo
mklong @Avanders Yes!! It‘s on Netflix 3mo
Avanders Will have to check that out! 3mo
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mklong
Nightbooks | J. A. White
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So excited for my first #Screamathon! These three make up the main stack because they fit the prompts, but I have lots of other witchy and scary books that I hope to get to during my favorite month!

Week 1-Scare Pairs-Nightbooks
Week 2-Diversify-White Smoke
Week 3-Hocus Pocus-White is for Witching
Week 4-🤷🏻‍♀️

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Arvena
Nightbooks | J. A. White
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Although I haven't read J.A. White‘s novel “Nightbooks” (this movie was based on), but it is a great retelling of Hansel and Gretel as well as spooky character-driven mystery. Nightbooks is definitely worth a watch!

Soubhiville With a Sphynx cat! 🐈‍⬛❤️ 4mo
MadelineMcCrae I read the book and it was pretty good! I'm excited to see the adaption! 4mo
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Graciouswarriorprincess
Nightbooks | J. A. White
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Watching Nightbooks on Netflix.

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Graciouswarriorprincess
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Book 116/150.

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corireadslife
Nightbooks | J. A. White
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Mehso-so

Rating: 3.5 🌟

I will preface this review with saying that this is not my usual genre so I have no way to gauge if it was amazing or not. That being said.. I didn‘t hate it! The first half was a little slow but at about 50% the book really picked up and had me listening, wanting to know how it would end. Overall, a good middle school, fantasy read!

#bookreviews #Nightbooks

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Rachiiebookdragon
Nightbooks | J. A. White
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A intriguing and interesting story. 3.5/5 Read as part of August #Buzzwordathon - Time of Day

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SaunteringVaguelyDownwards
Nightbooks | J. A. White
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Read for Children's Lit class. A nice mashup of Hansel and Gretel and the Scheherazade trope from 1001 Arabian nights. Alex hates that his love for writing horror stories makes him different and creepy in his schoolmates' eyes. However, when he gets trapped in a witch's apartment, his stories might just save him and fellow victim Yasmin.

Can I say I love the cover illustration, even if I personally wouldn't love a library full of horror books?

silentrequiem Oooh, that looks good! 12mo
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centralcalisam
Nightbooks | J. A. White

Arabian Nights but with witches and little kid story tellers. Chapter 10 and I can‘t put it down.

rather_be_reading welcome to litsy 📚☕📚 #litsywelcomewagon 12mo
Eggs Welcome to Litsy 🥳 11mo
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Fortifiedbybooks
Nightbooks | J. A. White
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My other#readathon buddy, Dresden, overlooking my two bingos.

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Fortifiedbybooks
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In my PJs and finally starting my buddy read for the #readathon

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Foragingfantasy
Nightbooks | J. A. White
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5 ⭐️ my boys absolutely loved it!

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Foragingfantasy
Nightbooks | J. A. White
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I highly recommend this book!! We are listening on audio, with my sons 10 & 12, and it‘s just creepy enough to be fun! Perfect for this time of year!

Eggs Agreed! I listened to audiobook. 1y
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BriannaT
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I thought this was a good YA book that was an easy read. A boy who loves writing scary stories finds himself in one - he gets abducted by a witch and is forced to read to her every night. Alex tries to escape Natacha, but it seems impossible, and he‘s running out of stories to keep her entertained. Will he and his ally, Yasmin, be able to leave, or will they be enchanted forever? Also bonus points to the story for having a giant magical library.

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Foragingfantasy
Nightbooks | J. A. White
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My boys went back to school yesterday. 😷 They both had a great day, and said the COVID protocol wasn‘t totally terrible. This Mom was super relieved folks. We had the option of remote or in person, and with my oldest starting 7th grade football, in person made the most sense. So thankful for our wonderful school! New audiobooks for the commute!!

4thhouseontheleft Glad it was a good day for them! First day of school was yesterday for us too, but our district is all-remote right now. Five months of this and counting 😫😫 1y
Foragingfantasy @4thhouseontheleft I know. Longest spring break in history. It‘s not an easy choice to send them for in person. Part of me wished remote would have been mandated that way I didn‘t have to choose and they wouldn‘t feel the loss of that option. Oh, well. Hoping for the best. I know it‘s difficult to be the teacher. May the odds be ever in your favor. 1y
ValerieAndBooks Best of luck to all of you this school year 💖 1y
Foragingfantasy @ValerieAndBooks thank you! So far, so good! 1y
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BriannaT
Nightbooks | J. A. White
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Florida has not been great with COVID cases, to say the least, so now I‘m putting holds on books and picking them up 2 days after being returned. No more aimless browsing for a little while. But I‘m excited to try some books that I have on my “to read” stack!

erzascarletbookgasm I enjoyed the top 3 books 👍🙂 1y
BriannaT @erzascarletbookgasm good to know! I‘m always down for a good mystery ☺️ 1y
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Addison_Reads
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A magical middle-grade read with books, witches, sarcastic kids, and tons of adventure and fun. I wish it were the first in a series because I'd love to revisit this world and these characters again.

Bonus: the cover is awesome! 😍

Gnora That cover makes my heart flutter!! 😍 😍 😍 1y
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Daisey
Nightbooks | J. A. White
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I finished this listening to this book, including a scene with monster unicorns chasing the characters along a forest path, during my afternoon walk. The story is a modern Hansel & Gretel retelling with aspects of Arabian Nights as Alex tells creepy stories to keep himself safe. There are magical plants, an amazing library, great characters, a wonderful friendship, and a positive message of being true to yourself.

#MiddleGrade #audiobook #TRS2019

Kenyazero Great picture! What a fun accompaniment to a walk! 2y
JazzFeathers It sounds good. 2y
Daisey @Kenyazero Thanks! It seemed a good match between the actual scenery of my walk and the events of the story. 2y
Daisey @JazzFeathers Sometimes retellings are tough for me, but I really enjoyed this story. It combined various aspects in a way that I thought worked very well together. 2y
Kenyazero @Daisey that's magical! 2y
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Sweetkokoro
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Finished my first book for #24b4monday and I am so happy To have clocked just about 9 hours, this is my best attempt yet ᕦ(ò_óˇ)ᕤ This book was 8 hours but I also did about an hour of reading in Fate of the Fallen. I‘ll post a review of it soon. That‘s one library book down now, on to the physical books from the library!

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Macker11
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Day 2! #7Days7Covers #CoverCrush I want this library, please and thank you! @Sabookslover would you care to join? Just post a cover you love each day, no explanation needed. Also try to tag someone each day!

robinb Love this! ❤️ 2y
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SoManyBooksNotEnoughTime
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I enjoy breaking up my more serious reads with a fun middle grade book every now and then. Nightbooks did not disappoint. It was exactly what I was looking for, a nice light-hearted escape from reality. I really enjoyed how this urban fantasy was a modern take on the old tales Arabian Nights and Hansel & Gretel. Throw in some hints of the making of a good Are You Afraid of the Dark episode, and you wind up with this fantastic read by J.A. White.

Brewychock48 I do the same thing. Middle grade books are a great between book reads. 📚📖😍 2y
SoManyBooksNotEnoughTime @Brewychock48 agreed, glad it's not just me 🙂 2y
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SassenachTheBookWizard
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Damn okay so this book was adorable. There's a bit of a Hansel & Gretel twist/retelling which I got so excited about. The mystery of the witch's/apartment's power was actually really cool and well rolled out. Characters were developed along with the plot and a steady pace. I also would LOVE for some of the creepy stories told in the book to be put in like a novella as a companion or just for the author to make them full-length stories.

EH2018 Great cover! 3y
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SassenachTheBookWizard
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Ive been wanting to read this since like...six months before it came out so im finally making some time for it

Bookgoil One of my faves! 3y
Ddzmini Cool cover so now I‘m interested 🙌🏽😝😋📖 3y
BooknerdsLife Awww Very cute BTS funko 🥰 3y
SassenachTheBookWizard @BooknerdsLife Bless you for knowing that 😂😂😂 3y
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sparrowssavvy
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This had a fairy tale Coraline feel to it. I really like one off tales like this. I wanted a wee bit more magic and history, but a fun, well paced read overall!

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dfmatthews32
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Dark and well crafted. It reads like a campfire story you can listen to until the sun comes up.

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Mithah
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This was such a cute middle grade book. I looked forward to hearing Alex tell the stories he wrote every night. Great read for Halloween coming up! 🎃

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BookHoarder32
Nightbooks | J. A. White

When I woke up that morning there was a package wrapped in brown paper waiting on my front porch. My address had been written in clear, crisp handwriting: Forty-Two Skybird Lane, Henntington, PA. That wasn't the strange part. The strange part was the name written above the address, which wasn't a name at all. It read: 'To the Man Standing Right Behind You.' I turned around.

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BookHoarder32
Nightbooks | J. A. White

Jason couldn't decide which was stranger, the fact that his sister died every Tuesday at 11:15 or that she always came back to life 22 minutes later.

Zachary didn't think his day could get any worse - until he looked out his car window and saw the monsters.

Addie had always thought that clowns were the scariest part of the circus. She was wrong.

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BookHoarder32
Nightbooks | J. A. White
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Gathering together some spooky reading options for October! 👻🎃

Have you read any of these? Which one should I start with? 📚

LA_Mead “My Plain Jane” was a fun, spooky read! 3y
4thhouseontheleft I‘m putting together my October #screamthon pile this weekend! 3y
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bunny I love the Jackaby series, and Ghostly Echoes was particularly good 3y
rachelsbrittain My Plain Jane is a great one! 3y
inthecatacombs I havent read any of these. I would pick My Plain Jane and Lantern's Ember 3y
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DragonAuthors
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From The Daily Bookaholic (our blog, if you haven't visited yet.)

Nightbooks just came out this week and it looks SO sweet! That cover!!! 1001 NIGHTS meets GRIMM'S!!! Starred reviews from SLJ and PW!!!

I read a bit to get a taste. Awesome! Jumps you right into the story! The first of the author's earlier series is on sale for a few days too. Links in the post.

http://dragonauthors.com/bookwyrms/2018/07/28/the-thickety-sale/

#MG #middlegrade

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LibrarianRyan
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This book is getting a lot of buzz. It's the suspected Owlcrate Jr selection for August.

#CoverLove #MGedition

July 24

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