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The Supernatural Enhancements
The Supernatural Enhancements | Edgar Cantero
A mesmerizing novel...what begins as a gothic ghost story soon evolves into a wickedly twisted treasure hunt in The Supernatural Enhancements, Edgar Cantero's wholly original, modern-day adventure. When twentysomething A., the European relative of the Wells family, inherits a beautiful, yet eerie, estate set deep in the woods of Point Bless, Virginia, it comes as a surprise to everyoneincluding A. himself. After all, he never knew he had a "second cousin, twice removed" in America, much less that his eccentric relative had recently committed suicide by jumping out of the third floor bedroom windowat the same age and in the same way as his father had before him . . . Together with A.s companion, Niamh, a mute teenage punk girl from Ireland, they arrive in Virginia and quickly come to feel as if they have inherited much more than just a rambling home and an opulent lifestyle. Axton House is haunted... they know it...but the presence of a ghost is just the first of a series of disturbing secrets they slowly uncover. What led to the suicides? What became of the Axton House butler who fled shortly after his master died? What lurks in the garden maze and what does the basement vault keep? Even more troubling, what of the rumors in town about a mysterious yearly gathering at Axton House on the night of the winter solstice? Told vividly through a series of journal entries, cryptic ciphers, recovered security footage, and letters to a distant Aunt Liza, Edgar Cantero has written an absorbing, kinetic and highly original supernatural adventure with classic horror elements that introduces readers to a deviously sly and powerful new voice. From the Hardcover edition.
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inthegreensandblues
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This was my pick for #lmpbc #groupe and was such a weird and fun journey. 🖤 It's a mystery/adventure story told through diary entries, letters, audio/video transcripts and other documents. I hope you guys enjoy it! @Jerdencon @ladyneverwhere @Sward7

Sward7 I love our choices. Can't wait to read it! 2w
vivastory This sounds like a blast 2w
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inthegreensandblues
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Reading my #lmpbc book. I have no idea what I'm doing with this mark-up thing. 😆 (Yes, that's a phone bill and those markups are part of the book; it's for group (E)pistolary!)

Jerdencon I just underline anything that seems interesting or make a comment here and there - there is no right or wrong way! 1mo
Sward7 Same - I make comments in the margin when I have a reaction or question. My favorite is also when I make a connection - when the character or scene reminds me of another book, movie, character, or event. 1mo
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inthegreensandblues
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I'm so excited to be joining #lmpbc for the first time! I don't usually make firm tbr lists because I'm a mood reader, but I'm really pleased to know I'll be reading these this winter! 🤓 Round 7 Group E - Epistolary/diary
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Sward7 So, I‘ve been to five local bookstores and none had a copy of The Color Purple. It should be a classic! Prefer to purchase from small, local and used bookstores. The quest will continue... 2mo
inthegreensandblues @Sward7 Wow, that is surprising! I ended up ordering mine from Thrift Books. 2mo
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vivastory
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#HorrorCoverCrush Day 7
Cantero's covers are always memorable
Thanks to everyone who joined in & shared their favorite horror covers!

Reggie Very twilight zone adjacent. 2mo
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Mogoeg
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#7Days7Covers #CoverLove #CoverCrush #Day5

Recommended by a friend - no idea if it will be good but I have high hopes as the cover art is gorgeous - and it's is giving me an Edward Gorey vibe.

Lucy_Anywhere Ooooh, gorgeous cover! 3mo
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MoniqueReads305
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Finally, remembered to do my #25inFive updates. My aim was to read for 12 and 1/2 hours. I was close, so I'll take it was a win.

Thanks for hosting @Andrew65.

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booksandsympathy
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The Supernatural Enhancements is a gothic book part of the found footage genre, like the #blairwitch. It tells the story of A and Niamh who inherit a creepy home from an unknown relation who died mysteriously and start trying to unravel the mystery. It's told through a series of journal entries, scrawled notes, recovered security footage, letters to Aunt Liza, audio recordings, complicated ciphers, and even advertisements. #witchyreads

Linsy Sounds creepy! 🖤 13mo
booksandsympathy @Linsy I enjoyed his other book, so I'm sure this one would be good and creepy. 13mo
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DogEaredBooks
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This book was perfect for ushering in fall and I enjoyed it throughly! I‘ve had in on my shelves for a while but picked it up after reading (and loving his other book- Meddling Kids). It has a slow start but the twist makes it worth it! It‘s a crazy, quirky book full of twists and turns with a little of everything: horror, humor, Secret societies, ciphers, ghosts— Perfect Halloween/fall vibes.

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MadCatRamble
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I really loved this one. I tried to read Meddling Kids but couldn‘t quite get into it so I wasn‘t sure about supernatural enhancements, but Cantero vaulted me into this crazy, labyrinthian plot set in a crazy, labyrinthian house and I couldn‘t put it down. It‘s not perfect by any stretch, but it doesn‘t need to be - it‘s purely, gleefully, unapologetically itself, and I loved that about it.

scripturient Sounds fab! Stacked. :) 1y
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MadCatRamble
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I‘m enjoying this IMMENSELY. Thank you @Liberty at @bookriot for recommending on All the Backlist! It‘s awesome and I never would‘ve found it otherwise.

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StellarDoc
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When only three people show up for the event, and you have all the author's books in 1st ed. hardcover, this happens.

hermyknee ♥️ 1y
rather_be_reading love it! 1y
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MrBook
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#TBRtemptation post 2! Another Gothic horror tale for your consideration. Some of the elements include: an eccentric Virginia gentleman who wills his rambling house to a distant relative; a young pair, one of whom is mute; coincidental suicides out a certain third-floor window; a twisted treasure hunt; a garden maze; a haunted house; a basement vault; rumors of strange solstice gatherings; ciphers; and more. #blameLitsy #blameMrBook 😎

DarcysMom I requested it on #Netgalley - keeping my fingers crossed that In am approved. 😄 2y
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morgan_lionheart
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This was lots of fun! Life got in the way and I had to read it slowly, which means I got confused sometimes about who some of the characters were - there's a lot going on in this book. Despite that, this was a fun and silly read, full of ghosts, secret societies, funky dreams, and fun characters. It turns all the haunted house tropes upside down.

Smangela Welcome to Litsy! The book sounds good. But I‘m also a scaredy cat!🙀 2y
morgan_lionheart Smangela - don't worry, it's not all that scary. I don't like scary books either. There are some disturbing recurring dreams, but that's the worst part. 2y
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mrp27 Welcome to Litsy!! Hope you like it here. Thanks for the tag @Jess7 . To keep up on the latest I suggest you follow @LitsyHappenings 2y
morgan_lionheart Thanks, @Jess7 and @mrp27! I'm happy to be here! 2y
GatheringBooks thank you so much for the tag @Jess7 - welcome to litsy @morgan_lionheart !! 😘🤗💐 2y
Pamwurtzler Thanks for the tag @Jess7 & welcome to Litsy @morgan_lionheart ! 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Jess7 thank you!!! Welcome to Litsy @morgan_lionheart 🎉👏🏻🙌🏻💕☺️ 2y
TheFunkyBookworm @morgan_lionheart Welcome!🎉🎉🎉 @jess7 thanks for the tag! 💜📚 2y
TK-421 Welcome! 2y
LitsyWelcomeWagon Welcome!!! We‘re so glad you‘re here! 2y
niha923 Welcome to Litsy!! 🎉📚🎉 2y
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TheLibrariansSuggest
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Jade's working on this one for one of our many book clubs. What are you reading this weekend?

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Fang88
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A page turner! Has it all from horror, mystery, secret society, conspiracy theory, riddles, codes and haunted house feeling...

#bestbookever #bookrecommendation #recommendation #favorite #myfavoritebook #horror #mystery #addictive

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mdemanatee
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Been talking to friends and coworkers a lot about this book since Meddling Kids came out and I have strong feelings about how this is the only cover that should exist. Also, I really like this book. I hope Meddling Kids earns it a reprint.

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Chocamanda
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I love when food makes an unexpected appearance! #bookfood

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lyssamez
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I've gathered these from a few different places over the last week, but I will count it as one book haul.

GAustin Loved Lab Girl one of my 2016 favorites. 2y
lyssamez @gaustin It's been on my list for awhile so I'm excited to read it. 2y
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azulaco
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#maybookflowers #eyesoncover Just picked this one up on Kindle for $1.99. It's been on my to-read list for a long time. Score!

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howlinglibraries
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This book was such a #coverbuy for me... 3 years later and it's still on my TBR shelf. Tell me I'm not the only one who does this 😂

Karkar 🙋🏼guilty 3y
gibblr 🙋🏻 same 3y
SuperPunkNinja 🙋 yup 3y
JessicaThunstromNelson It's completely natural to hoard 'a few books' in case you should hit a financial crisis someday. 😉 3y
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TheLibrarian
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B&N employee recommended this one to me so thought I'd give it a try! The rest is my #bookhaul from this past week. This has been a terrible month for me not trying to buy books.

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Asktheletters
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Holidays, holidays, holidays. And coffee in a soup mug, because I haven't succumbed to the siren call of a bucket. Yet 😜

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Asktheletters
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bookdrunkard78
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Starting this one today, a leftover from #booktober and my #hallowreads . Been looking forward to it for a while!

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daena
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May I introduce my reading buddy, our newest rescue, Dobby! I have 2 female dogs and 4 daughters, so I finally got my son. He is a lover boy who had a rough start at life, but now enjoys snoring LOUDLY on my lap while I read. #pitbullsoflitsy #dogsoflitsy

Simona This will be definitely spoiled son and a good reading partner❣️👍 3y
LeahBergen Awww! 3y
Suzze Cute doggy. Cute name. 3y
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Bookzombie 💕🐱 3y
daena Thank you @Simona he is super spoiled already 3y
daena @Suzze thank you. We wanted a Harry Potter name and he has huge ears that stand up. Dobby was perfect for him 3y
Suzze @daena Looking forward to a pic where we can see all of him. #doggylove 3y
Magpiegem Gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous!! He looks a lot like my American Staffy. She loves being a snuglebuddy too 😍 3y
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daena
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Next up for spooky themed October reads....

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Sweettartlaura
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For #Recommendsday I was just going to go with The Supernatural Enhancements, as one more book to sneak into #scaretober. But then I remembered I read all 3 of these pretty close together last year, & that was great! Though not at all related, I'll bet that if you like one, you'll like the other two. All haunted houses, all reality-bending stories, all edge-of-your-seat thrillers... Treat yourself to all three as soon as you can📚📚📚

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DiruVamp
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This one was odd. The format was a mix of diary entries, video surveillance and notes between the main character and his mute counterpart. I don't think the book would have been as good in a traditional format but at times it was a little all over the place. It was a quick interesting read but I finished it not really knowing if I fully understood what happened. 🌟🌟🌟🌟

brendanmleonard Sounds like an interesting format to say the least. 3y
NatalieR I really liked this one! 3y
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DiruVamp
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I am very eager to start this one!

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PatriciaU
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An odd but very compelling story. Part mystery, part thriller, part fantasy, part memoir, and a little bit of...something else. Supernatural Enhancements tells the story of A. and Niamh, two very interesting characters who move into a haunted mansion in Virginia. I confess to having some trouble getting through this. A disjointed narrative didn't resonate with me, but I am glad I stayed with it, because the end made the whole trip worthwhile.

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BookwormBeth
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Just starting this. Has anyone read it? What are your thoughts or feelings on it? Any opinions without spoilers would be much appreciated.

Vblancsbooks I enjoyed it, laughed a lot but there a bit of science/math that I didn't get but lots of fun nonetheless! 3y
BookwormBeth I'm just starting haven't gotten into it much yet well not enough to get a feel of what kind of read it's gonna be. Oh lord if there's math jokes I'm outta luck math isn't my friend lol 3y
MrBook Cool cover! 3y
BookwormBeth I love this cover I actually didn't know there was another one other than this one after seeing the other I'm really glad I have this edition 3y
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Sweettartlaura
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This rings ALL my bells - haunted house, long-lost relative, diary entries/transcripts of recordings, a secret society... You name it, it's in there. Just perfect for me 😍

callunakeep Yes, a definite add to the TBR! Thanks for the tag @DiruVamp !! 3y
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