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The Escape Room
The Escape Room | Megan Goldin
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'Welcome to the escape room. Your goal is simple. Get out alive.' In the lucrative world of Wall Street finance, Vincent, Jules, Sylvie and Sam are the ultimate high-flyers. Ruthlessly ambitious, they make billion-dollar deals and live lives of outrageous luxury. Getting rich is all that matters, and they'll do anything to get ahead. When the four of them become trapped in an elevator escape room, things start to go horribly wrong. They have to put aside their fierce office rivalries and work together to solve the clues that will release them. But in the confines of the elevator the dark secrets of their team are laid bare. They are made to answer for profiting from a workplace where deception, intimidation and sexual harassment thrive. Tempers fray and the escape room's clues turn more and more ominous, leaving the four of them dangling on the precipice of disaster. If they want to survive, they'll have to solve one final puzzle: which one of them is a killer? 'Fantastic - one of my favorite books of the year.' Lee Child
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NikkiKey94
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This book was CRAZY!! I totally didn‘t expect anything that happened! It was a total thrill ride the entire novel. I can‘t wait to see what else Megan Goldin has in store!

robinb I loved this one too! 😊 1w
avgeyer Ooooooh this sounds good! 1w
NikkiKey94 @robinb I can‘t believe it took me so long to pick it up to read, because it was very good! 1w
NikkiKey94 @avgeyer it was so good! It was a different kind of thriller and I loved it! 1w
DGRachel Yes! I loved this one, too. 1w
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cariashley
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Not a fan of this one. I thought the plotting was thin and superficial, and it was just kind of boring. I also couldn‘t help but be annoyed by the cartoonishly exaggerated description of working in the finance industry 🙄 I get that this is dramatized but as someone who‘s worked in NY financial services firms for almost 15 years this was too over the top.

Texreader Excellent review 2w
cariashley @Texreader thanks ☺️ 2w
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YouReadMyEyes
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Loving this one - can‘t put it down!

Happy Halloween 🎃 👻

#theescaperoom #screamathon #thriller #audiobook

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Victoriahoperose
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I was not disappointed by this book. It was very suspenseful and exciting to read. I wasn‘t entirely sure where it was headed and I liked the way the escape room played into the whole story. Some of it could have been developed a little bit better and the ending felt a bit rushed, but overall I enjoyed it and am hoping maybe there will be a sequel!

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Booknerd2
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Great book!!! I consider it horror, due to several of my phobias being included. 😂🤣🥺

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everfree7
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I really struggled to get through 2/3 of the book. Maybe it was the business scenes and talk that didn‘t interest me. But the last 1/3 went by quickly—basically after there was a dead body.

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everfree7
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I‘m not really caring for the Sara chapters but I know it‘s important to the story.

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JHSiess
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Tera0707
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I tried reading this weeks ago, and thought maybe I just wasn‘t in the mood for it. I tried again and nope, I‘m just bored. On to something else...

SitsWithaBook Bummer! I was looking forward to this as I adore escape room games. Sounds like a library loan, if anything. 2mo
Tera0707 @SitsWithaBook you may like it. It seems like I have the #unpopularopinion about it. I think the description is a bit misleading. But yeah, check it out from the library; you may end up really enjoying it ☺️ (edited) 2mo
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everfree7
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About to start. Love that it is 100% recommended on Litsy!

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JHSiess
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📖 𝐆𝐢𝐯𝐞𝐚𝐰𝐚𝐲 📖⁣

𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐄𝐬𝐜𝐚𝐩𝐞 𝐑𝐨𝐨𝐦, 𝐌𝐞𝐠𝐚𝐧 𝐆𝐨𝐥𝐝𝐢𝐧's debut thriller, is a relentless, savvy indictment of American workplaces &, more specifically, Wall Street. Greed, corruption, misogyny, sexism . . . & a jaw-dropping conclusion make it a compelling mystery. ⭐⭐⭐⭐⁣

St. Martins Press has provided 𝐓𝗪𝐎 𝐜𝐨𝐩𝐢𝐞𝐬! (U.S. only.) Enter until midnight PDT on 𝐓𝐮𝐞𝐬., 𝐎𝐜𝐭. 𝟏𝐬𝐭: https://tinyurl.com/yyzwqhmh

everfree7 I‘m literally about to start it! 2mo
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JHSiess
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Look who is visiting paradise for the first time! Didn't get much reading done today! My nephew, wife, & girls arrived -- picked them up at the airport & played with this cutie while mom & big sis made the Costco run. ❤ Reading will resume this evening.

julesG 😍 2mo
Nebklvr Looking pretty mellow 2mo
Ruthiella What a 🥰 cutie pie! 2mo
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LauraJ
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You know you wanna play. 😈

Ruthiella 😂😂😂😂 2mo
Ruthiella Add “and you have a gift card!” 2mo
LauraJ @Ruthiella OH, the indecision! 2mo
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julesG @Ruthiella 👍😂😂😂 2mo
DrawingSustenance Does the bookstore have a cafe and a clean bathroom? 2mo
LauraJ @JulietBooks Only the EXTREME escape room version does. 2mo
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flying_monkeys
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“My mother used to tell me that the best revenge is to live well. I couldn't agree more.“

Nothing beats a page-turning #revenge thriller, especially when the targets are greedy Wall Street bankers. Good times.

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Come-read-with-me
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Imagine 4 high-powered, ego driven Wall Street financial wizards trapped together in an elevator while an unknown person exposes all of their darkest secrets. The story pits the characters against one another through psychological warfare. The events taking place in the escape room are woven together with the back story of office politics, dysfunctional relationships, murder, and greed at it‘s most dizzying of levels. A good, brisk read!

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guinsgirlreads
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Book 11/15 #bfcr3 #bookfitnesschallenge

I enjoyed this thriller based on revenge!

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GirlWellRead
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Goldin's debut is a stomach-dropping ride. Alternating between past and present, the cast of characters are completely ruthless and will stop at nothing to succeed. They are fuelled by the rush that comes with making high-profile deals and will do anything that the company asks of them. Despite the unlikeable characters, or in spite of them, this story is totally compelling.

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LaceyDoesLit
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derr.liz
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When book becomes life: 1) Got briefly trapped in an erratic elevator at the office yesterday and 2) Going to an escape room tomorrow! 🤪

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GripLitGrl
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A group of Wall Street coworkers participate in an escape room challenge as a team building exercise. This team has quite a few skeletons in their closets. The nepotism, greed, self interest, and layers of secrets that are revealed make this quite a page turning read.
Check out my full review: https://griplitgrl.wordpress.com/2019/08/21/the-escape-room-by-megan-goldin/

Pruzy Would you say this book is literary or more like a thriller? 3mo
GripLitGrl @Pruzy it's under the psychological thriller genre 3mo
Pruzy @GripLitGrl Cool, thanks! 3mo
ephemeralwaltz Sounds fun! I hadn't heard of any books with escape rooms as settings. 3mo
GripLitGrl @ephemeralwaltz it was a good read. I've had fun participating in an escape room. This would be the first book I've read about the concept . 3mo
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candc320
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This one turned out to be nothing like I expected. Even the title is some what misleading. The vast majority of the characters are just awful and it was more about those horrible people doing anything to get ahead in a high demand career than anything else. I did like how it went back and forth between those stuck in the “escape room” and one particular character leading up to the present. All in all not bad but not a hit either. 🌟🌟🌟 1/2

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collegecatlady
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This thriller is impossible to put down and an amazing ride through the high-rolling lives of investment bankers. This is probably the best thriller I‘ve read so far this year. You‘ll want to cancel all your plans once you start reading this one, because you certainly won‘t stop.

mom2bugnbee What a creepy cover! 3mo
collegecatlady @mom2bugnbee It will really make you rethink elevators! 3mo
mom2bugnbee @collegecatlady You convinced me! Stacked! 3mo
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throwmeabook
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You‘ll think twice about taking the elevator after reading this book! What an absolutely exhilarating, heart pumping, adrenaline rush read! The writing is suspenseful, thrilling and so engrossing. I absolutely could not put this book down. My favourite thriller so far this year. Highly recommend! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ #netgalley #stmartinspress #reviewathon

Tamra I am already squeamish about elevators! 😧 3mo
derr.liz I was reading this book this week when I got stuck an elevator in my office building that starting going up and down without opening 😱 Luckily it didn't last long and they put it under repair the next day. 3mo
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Thndrstd
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Four Wall Street workers are summoned to an "escape room," an elevator in an incomplete office building. There, they are faced with clues about some reprehensible things from the past. The storytelling gave away the suspense and the action drags. The characters are all greedy one-percenters and not interesting. The premise was enough for me to finish but it‘s tedious and disappointing.
{I received an advanced copy from the publisher.]

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Bon_bookclub
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Great twist! Excellent portrayal of high end Wall Street greed leading to corruption and MURDER!

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Bon_bookclub
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“It‘s funny how you block out the things you don‘t want to see” - have some time to kill before my netball game so getting in some reading for a buddy read im a part of for August

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Reecaspieces
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Bren912 Great review!!! 4mo
tammysue I‘m sold! Fab review, Reeca! ;) 4mo
Reecaspieces @Bren912 thank you! 4mo
Reecaspieces @tammysue you are awesome! Thank you! 4mo
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Whatthebook
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Working at Stanhope can drive you to do anything to- even murder.... https://www.instagram.com/p/B0hPeNZAZ56/?igshid=18vcr6ykm2jzp

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robinb
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Gotta love a book with a dedication like this...

“For every one who has ever been made to feel powerless, trampled upon, or scorned, this book is for you.” *

*Quote subject to change from ARC.

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robinb
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Wow, what a ride! I devoured this book from a debut author.

The premise of using an elevator as an escape room was an original twist, and I‘ll probably never look at another elevator the same way again! 😳😂 This book is a well-written, tightly-woven thriller that flowed effortlessly and kept me on the edge of my seat! Except for being disappointed by one detail left hanging, I highly recommend! 5/5⭐️

Thanks to @StMartinsPress for the ARC!

ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled Yikes! This pushes all my horror/thiller buttons!! 4mo
robinb @ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled I was surprised by how much I enjoyed it! I don‘t normally read a lot of thrillers (mystery fan here), but the premise drew me in, and I‘m glad I read it. It‘s told in alternating chapters (what‘s going on in the escape room and outside it) and also past to present, but it‘s very easy to follow. There‘s greed, jealousy, revenge, questionable ethics and criminal activities included, so a lot going on here. 😳😱😂 4mo
eanderson I need to read my ARC really soon after reading your review!!! 😱 4mo
robinb @eanderson 🤣👍I hope you enjoy it, Elisabeth! I‘ll look forward to hearing what you think. 4mo
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Callemarie
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And with two hours into this #24in48 I have finished my first book. This was a GREAT story of ambition and revenge and I truly couldnt get enough of it. Im giving it 5 🌟 more of a review will be posted on my blog tomorrow angelasepilogues.wordpress.com

kamoorephoto I might read this one too! 4mo
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robinb
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I‘m looking forward to reading this thriller from @StMartinsPress as part of their early reader campaign. I‘ve been hearing some great buzz about this debut from this author. Can‘t wait to dive in!

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Callemarie
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I'm slowly chugging along in this ARC. Who all else is/has read this? Thoughts so far?

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Full Review at thejwordpress.wordpress.com
A fun activity for friends is not the escape room Megan Goldin presents in her novel, The Escape Room.
Escape Room is a worthwhile read as the relationships between all parties are fully developed. The controller of the elevator was seeking revenge. You can decide if that was the final outcome. #escaperoom #megangoldin



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Butterflyamore
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This thriller examines the human #psyche and what one is capable of!

Find my full review here: https://www.facebook.com/262384764521804/posts/303225277104419?s=1282951466&sfns...

Or follow me on Goodreads! Link in profile!

#letsflyjuly @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @OriginalCyn620

OriginalCyn620 I love Thrillers! 🖤🖤🖤 5mo
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Butterflyamore
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Weekly check in: What are you reading now?

I‘m really enjoying The Escape Room. It‘s not as fast-paced as I had expected but it is packed with more depth than I anticipated! I think it exemplifies the ugly effects of greed quite well! I hope to finish up this along with A Curse So Dark and Lonely this weekend and then I can start Alice and The Family Upstairs!

Freespirit What a lovely fresh picture ❤️ Those painted floor boards are adorable 5mo
jillannjohn That‘s a beautiful Alice! 5mo
Butterflyamore @Freespirit Thank you! I wish that was my floor. It‘s scrapbook paper! 5mo
Butterflyamore @jillannjohn It is a beautiful edition. I have other editions but this one is definitely a favorite! 5mo
Freespirit It's beautiful scrapbook paper😍😘 5mo
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Kristy_K
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In present time, four of the cutthroat employees are locked in an elevator in what they assume is a team building exercise in the form of an escape room. Years prior, Sara worked for Stanhope along with the four trapped in the elevator. What begins as an exciting and strenuous first job in finance soon devolves into a toxic and maybe even dangerous job. This is not nearly as suspenseful and thrilling as I‘d expected, but it was still enjoyable.

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DGRachel
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Normally, I struggle with books with predominantly unlike-able characters, but I really enjoyed this thriller. There were major plot points that were predictable and a plethora of typos that I found a bit distracting, but it was still what I would consider a solid beach read. I didn‘t want to put it down. Thanks to NetGalley and St. Martin‘s Press for the ARC.

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Callemarie
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I got this bad boy in the mail. Let the new ARC begin!

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Butterflyamore
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None of these people are particularly pleasant but this did make me feel a small dose of compassion for Sylvia.

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DGRachel
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I know ARCs are often not well edited, but this kind of formatting issue drives me crazy - random Ones, Zeroes, Pluses, and Minuses interspersed with the text (and this isn‘t even the best example) and the first word of each chapter split across two lines. It‘s really distracting. 😔

tjwill I HATE when that happens! 😡 5mo
batsy Is this the Kindle edition? I notice it happens a lot with digital ARCs formatted for Kindle and I have to read it as a pdf on Adobe Digital Editions (usually the file is perfect in the pdf version, but Adobe is so clunky and so not user friendly!) 5mo
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Kristy_K I just stared this and am having the same issue. It takes away from the enjoyment of reading the book when it happens so often. 5mo
DGRachel @batsy It is the Kindle version. I wonder if I can download the Adobe version, too... 5mo
DGRachel @Kristy_K It really does. I‘ve never had an ARC that was as bad as this one. If I wasn‘t enjoying the story so much, I would bail. 5mo
DGRachel @batsy - thank you for mentioning the adobe version. I've downloaded that and it is MUCH better. @Kristy_K You may want to switch versions - much less frustrating! 5mo
Kristy_K @DGRachel I‘ll have to download the adobe version as well. Thanks @batsy @DGRachel! 5mo
batsy @DGRachel I'm glad the pdf looks better! @Kristy_K I hope that it works for you, as well 5mo
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DGRachel
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This is my stack of print and ebooks for #24b4Monday. I‘ve started all but the tagged book and I finished Blameless at work today. I know I won‘t finish them all, but I‘ll be happy if I can finish all except Christine and Troilus & Cressida.

Andrew65 Some great choices. 😊 5mo
jb72 Good choices! Christine is a great short book. 5mo
Ashley_Nicoletto My stack also includes Christine and Aruh Shah and The End of Time. I have the second one on deck too if I love the first. 5mo
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robinb
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#Bookmail today was a nice surprise! I‘m a member of the early reader campaign for this thriller from @StMartinsPress , coming out 8/6! Thanks so much for the chance to get a sneak peek at the #EscapeRoomBook! 🎉🎉🎉

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sellyna519
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Excited to get this ARC in the mail! Going to start reading!! #escaperoombook

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THE ESCAPE ROOM is simply great entertainment that you will want to read. I couldn‘t stop myself from turning the pages.... https://www.bluestockingreviews.com/post/the-escape-room. Coming June 30!

ReadingisMyPassion I loved this book! 4mo
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DGRachel
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I decided to rework my proposed #tbr for June. If I can power through this list this month, then I will be free to read whatever I darn well please for the rest of the year, with just a couple of work book club titles popping up later and one new Library Thing Early Reviewers win that I have not yet received. 🥳🥳

LiteraryinLititz I loved Young Jane Young! 6mo
Kaila-ann I really enjoyed this book. A little slow at first but overall, very enjoyable. 6mo
DGRachel @Kaila-ann I‘ve started a The Huntress and am absolutely loving it! I hate that I have to work for a living and can‘t just spend my whole day reading it because it‘s so good. 6mo
Kaila-ann @DGRachel haha I completely understand. I listened to it on audio so mostly on my commute. The narrator was phenomenal. 6mo
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BarbaraJean
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A friend of mine reposted this on FB this morning—I love it!! 📚💜😂 I would happily fail this escape room... over and over... and over...