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Wilder Girls
Wilder Girls | Rory Power
"Wilder Girls is so sharp and packs so much emotion in such wise ways. I'm convinced we're about to witness the emergence of a major new literary star." --Jeff VanderMeer, author of the New York Times bestseller Annihilation A feminist Lord of the Flies about three best friends living in quarantine at their island boarding school, and the lengths they go to uncover the truth of their confinement when one disappears. This fresh, new debut is a mind-bending novel unlike anything you've read before. It's been eighteen months since the Raxter School for Girls was put under quarantine. Since the Tox hit and pulled Hetty's life out from under her. It started slow. First the teachers died one by one. Then it began to infect the students, turning their bodies strange and foreign. Now, cut off from the rest of the world and left to fend for themselves on their island home, the girls don't dare wander outside the school's fence, where the Tox has made the woods wild and dangerous. They wait for the cure they were promised as the Tox seeps into everything. But when Byatt goes missing, Hetty will do anything to find her, even if it means breaking quarantine and braving the horrors that lie beyond the fence. And when she does, Hetty learns that there's more to their story, to their life at Raxter, than she could have ever thought true. "Stunningly unique and with bold, atmospheric writing, Wilder Girls hooked me from the very first page. The eeriness of Raxter Island permeates every scene, and Rory Power's characters are fierce and honest, blazing from the pages. This is a groundbreaking speculative story--brutal and beautiful, raw and unflinching. I adored this book." --Emily Suvada, author of This Mortal Coil
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RebeccaRoo7
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What. Did. I. Just. Read??? I'm not really even sure what to say about this book. What a crazy, crazy ride. I needed more of a conclusion though. I felt the author left her audience hanging and wondering what happened. Really reminded me of The Strain with a mix of The Walls Around Us. If you enjoy creepy, gruesome, and suspenseful books this one would be for you.

#readKY #mystery #academy #isolatedisland #lordoftheflies #wilderness #survival

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BeeMagical
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Book 173🎧 4⭐️

I‘ve always loved this cover💕

I got total Nick Cutter vibes from this story! Just MUCH more tame… you know what I mean😂 and this was still pretty graphic!

The Tox is incurable… and it does extreme things to the body. Who do you trust when you‘re up against the impossible?

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Morton7
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Jaimelire
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Different and quite good. Girls quarantined on an island at their boarding school. I can‘t say much more without giving too much away, so read it! 😊

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MsRadioSilence
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*PIC TO COME*
I really loved this book. I‘m a huge fan of horror, and this had it all. Mysterious sickness? Horrible superpowers? Sapphics? I would recommend this book to anyone who‘s a fan of superpowers that have downsides and the Aliens franchise. A fantastic #pridemonth read.

Read my full review at: www.rainyreader.com/single-post/wilder-girls
#pride #LGBT #horror #sci-fi

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alecia3dixie
Wilder Girls | Rory Power
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Mehso-so

What. The. Fuck. I actually really liked this book, but I am at a lose for words. The main character Hetty contradicted herself so much and pretty much used everyone around her for her own benefit. And I feel as tho nothing makes sense, I get what the author was trying to get at, but I need more details. And the way the book ends. What!? Just dropped off like that? WTF. I liked it but left me so confused. 3.5/5

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TheBookDream
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Excellent. 5 stars. Definitely reading more by this author. #dystopian #queer

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TheBookDream
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Continuing my #queer reads. This one is giving me Plain Bad Heroines vibes.

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BTussey
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“The same…memories told like stories until they belong to everybody. Parents sliced up to share, first kisses exchanged like gifts.”

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TheBiasedBibliophile
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Panpan

This book was so overrated! I‘ve been looking forward to it for a while now & have heard nothing, but great things, but it simply didn‘t live up to the hype. I found the relationships Hetty had with both Byatt and Reese confounding and shallow. Hetty basically uses others, and feels no guilt about it. I won‘t ruin the ending in case you‘re still wanting to read Wilder Girls, but I promise you, it is just as disappointing as the rest of the book.

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BookAdict
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Wilder girls follows three friends while they are in quarantine in their boarding school due to something called the Tox. The girls would have to survive and wait till the cure that was promised arrives. Picked this one up because of how interesting the premise sounded and it was great. Loved the relationships between the girls and how they develop through the book. I definitely recommend it if you are looking for a cool and thrilling read :)

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ImperfectCJ
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They must have implemented that teaching after my dad retired in 1994, because in my 18 years as one, and I don't recall getting any instruction in how to be a Navy daughter.

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ImperfectCJ
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Mehso-so

This has its good points, but it definitely feels like a first novel. The author's portrayal of being a Navy daughter is not consistent with my personal experience as a Navy daughter, and her naming of the fictional Navy base was not consistent with naming conventions for real-life Navy bases. Aside from the Navy stuff, I found the characters to be pretty interchangeable. Still, it has promise, and I might check out later work by this author.

TheAromaofBooks I've seen a lot of mixed reviews for this one. 1y
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ImperfectCJ
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Silo is recovering from his second round of dental surgery today, which means I have an excuse to read a novel and cuddle a drooly kitty indefinitely. Poor guy only has four teeth left, but that's many fewer teeth for his immune system to attack than he had six months ago. And they're his canines so he can keep his dignified cat profile (when he's not sticking out his tongue).

JenlovesJT47 😻😻😻 1y
TheDaysGoBy Poor baby! 1y
Soubhiville I‘ve been through that with several of my pets. I hope he‘s feeling back to normal soon. ❤️ 1y
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LeahBergen Awww! ❤️ 1y
Ruthiella Poor kitty! 😿 1y
UwannaPublishme Such a cutie! Hope he‘s feeling better. ❤️ 1y
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Lizpixie
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Bk29 of June & Bk3 of #20in4 #readathon is done! It‘s also another #14Books14Weeks2021🙌 This was a strange one, another YA it‘s a dystopian that‘s just starting out. Hetty, Byatt & Reese are at Raxters, a boarding school on an island off Maine when teachers & girls start getting sick then mutating. Quarantined by the military, they‘re told there‘s help coming but the truth is far worse. I liked it, not for the squeamish though! #BookspinBingo👇

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Johanna414
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I'm bailing on my May #doublespin book... after 50 pages, I'm not totally sucked in and it looks like many readers on here were disappointed in the ending...
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MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm I snagged this one at the Goodwill I work at the other day. I‘m still hoping I‘ll be one of the oddballs that enjoy it because I‘m in love with the cover. 😂🤣 2y
Johanna414 @MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm isnt the cover fantastic?! Theres still plenty of positive reviews, it just wasnt pulling me in today 2y
TheAromaofBooks Sometimes a book just isn't the right fit!! 2y
Clare-Dragonfly I thought the ending was great (though I understand why others didn‘t like it). But I agree that if you weren‘t sucked in by 50 pages you probably weren‘t going to like the rest of the book either. 2y
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broughtyoubooks
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Made me think of Annihilation, but this one had me hooked from the outset. Read in two days, would've been one if I'd had less to do.

BillBlume I love this book. Ended a reading slump I was suffering through. So damn freaky! 2y
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viviana.novelo
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If you‘re looking for a dark, dystopian read centered around women, this is the book you‘re looking for. The sufficient detailing is perfect for imagining yourself there at Raxter with the girls. You‘re able to follow the story of three friends as they discover more about their school and the condition that plagues them. The characters and storyline interweave wonderfully and is complete with mystery and suspense.

JillsBookshelf Welcome to Litsy! ❤️ 📚 2y
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ohbookishstuff
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Sharpeipup
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Everyone‘s out for a walk this morning. #audiobook

Aims42 😳😲 2y
MicheleinPhilly Oh hell no! I would have to move. 2y
QuietlyLaura Yikes! 😳 2y
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FlowerFairy Pond puppy wants to go for a walk, too!! 😁 2y
MoonWitch94 😳😳😳 omg 😱 2y
Megabooks Oh dear! 2y
AmyG Whoa😳 2y
Lcsmcat 😲 2y
BethM And this is why I live where it snows in March. 2y
Amiable @BethM Me too! 2y
Tamra Me three! 👋🏾 No complaints about snow anymore. 2y
Gissy 🦎a space to share! ☺️ 2y
Gaylagal2 Holy shiiiiit! 😬 2y
marleed I was just about to post my words said aloud when I saw this pic, but then I see @Gaylagal2 typed it for me! 2y
Bette Now there‘s something we don‘t see everyday. Yikes! 2y
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Reading_With_MrsB13
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Very interesting find 💚 Power did a great job telling the story of the girls at Raxter and all of the trials they faced when dealing with the Tox. Would definitely recommend!

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arielmonsen
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Jari-chan
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Somewhere between So-So and a Pick. But since I've had some good audiobook time with it, I count it as a Pick.

Power does have some nice ideas, it's an interesting sort of pandemic she shows us here. I also liked the setting and the characters were quite nice. But it wasn't a highlight for me, and I guess I will soon forget about it. It's just missing the spark to make it something special to me.

@TheAromaOfBooks #BookSpinBingo

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 2y
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Annabethica
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Mehso-so

This book was good at first, but it slowly died out. I almost bailed but then decided to just hurry up and finish. The ending wasn‘t very good, to many unanswered questions. I hope there‘s a sequel, because this is not a very good stand alone.

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ephemeralwaltz
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Mehso-so

Timely and uncanny, a girls‘ school on an island has to go into quarantine because of a mysterious illness, the Tox, infecting the students and other life forms on the island. The protagonist Hetty sets out to try and figure out what really lies beyond the gates of Raxter and if there really is a cure coming. This YA has an interesting body horror storyline but felt underdeveloped in the end, as did the relationships the author tried to explore.

Kalalalatja The premise definitely sound interesting, but I think I‘ll take a pass 2y
readordierachel I almost picked this up the other day. Glad I didn't. 2y
ephemeralwaltz @Kalalalatja @readordierachel yeah, not worth it imo :( 2y
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cephellapod
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Mehso-so

I liked this book until the end, which I felt was unsatisfying. I hope there is a sequel as I don‘t think this is great as a stand-alone.

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Rachiiebookdragon
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A intriguing book, was a interesting read and a wild ride at times! 4/5

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Hestapleton
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The upside (?) to insomnia last night was reading this delightful Lord of the Flies retelling! I could strongly identify to the claustrophobia of quarantine and isolation (thanks 2020) and the fear of a disease that ravages without pattern. Spooky, gory, and with no easy answers or explanations, Power‘s debut is a winner. Perfect for fans of Nick Cutter‘s THE TROOP. #netgalley ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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CaseyTheCanadianLesbrarian
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Bailedbailed

I started this but then just lost interest and it returned itself to the library. Oh well! Perhaps not a good time to be reading about a sinister pandemic anyway...

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Sarah93
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Hello hello , i am back! I guess 😅😅 currently i am reading wilder girls so far i am hooked and loving it!!

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Soubhiville
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I wanted to read at least one of Rory Power‘s books before her appearance at the Texas Book Festival. I‘m glad I did. I liked this YA about a girl‘s school on an island who have been quarantined there due to a bizarre pandemic called The Tox. This strange illness effects all life forms, from plants to humans to the wildlife. There‘s a queer romance aspect, but it‘s not a big focus of the story. I look forward to the second book!

ChaoticMissAdventures I have always loved this cover. 2y
LiteraryinLawrence I just went to the panel she was on and it was awesome! I‘ve read a lot of Nina‘s work but nothing by Rory. I wonder which I should try, between this one and the new one. 2y
Soubhiville @LiteraryinLititz what a great panel! I‘ve only read this one. I thought the new one was a sequel but it sounds like an entirely separate story 😊 2y
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AmberWB
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Bailedbailed

As soon as October hits, I stock up on creepy, scary books. But this year, I am struggling to try and get through them. This is another that I just couldn‘t do. And again—I think it is really more to do with our current political climate, Covid, being a teacher that may be heading back into the building while there are MILLIONS of unanswered questions, etc. I am thinking I need to read something warm and fuzzy. Real life is scary enough.

FlowerFairy This one was difficult to get through for a number of reasons, but I can see where being a teacher during our current pandemic would make this one seriously anxiety inducing. 😕 2y
ravenlee Living in a horror story makes reading horror stories much less tenable. 2y
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Boooooks
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Mehso-so

I think I‘m realising I‘m more character based than plot, although I love an exciting plot if I can‘t connect to the characters I find it really hard to get into a book which was the case with this one unfortunately 🤷🏻‍♀️

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Boooooks
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Caroline2 😂 sooooo true!!! 😆 2y
jb72 Exactly! 2y
Boooooks @jb72 yep they‘re so annoying 😂 2y
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Samary
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Mehso-so

“A feminist Lord of the Flies”. Just because your story contains females doesn‘t make it feminist, a lot happens while nothing really happens at all in this book. There are some wild jumps to conclusions that are conveniently correct and so repetitive. Also, they find their friend alive? Really? This was a disappointing book for me.

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EliNeedsMoreShelves
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#weeklyforecast

I should easily finish Letters from Camp, an absolutely delightful Audible original.

The three physical books are all due at the library Friday, so hopefully I can knock out at least a couple!

@Cinfhen

Cinfhen That audio original looks so cute!!! I like Jamie Lee Curtis 💜 2y
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GypsyKat
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Today‘s #AudibleDailyDeal has been on my TBR, so I had it get it.

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Samary
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In two days my library decided “I will bestow two body-horror books upon you that you‘ve been wanting to read for a long time” and I couldn‘t be happier!

#horrorbooks #wildergirls #thetroop #librarybooks #scarybooks

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ErinSueMreads
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New blog up! I finally did a review for Wilder Girls.

http://mylifewithinthepages.com/2020/08/25/review-wilder-girls-by-rory-power/

ErinSueMreads I love love love this cover! It was perfect for this book! @Enchanted_Bibliophile 2y
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lauren.lerner
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I don‘t need the truth anymore. I just want to live.



[This quote!!! Is!! The Things!!!

Y‘all, TIL that #YAhorror exists & is something I never knew I wanted but now I *need* MORE of IMMEDIATELY. Also I went to an all girls school for ten years, so the ways this book is punching me in the gut — WHEW.

Pls share any YA horror recommendations you may have! Especially if they feature femme/NB/trans protagonists!!]

#currentlyreading #YA #horror

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lauren.lerner
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Spending a week on the Chesapeake bay at my family‘s place means gorgeous views, a huge kitchen & a #vacationstack. (Not pictured: a fully loaded Kindle.... juuuust in case I need something else ;)

🌅📚😎

emz711 Yeesssss starless sea! Life changing 2y
lauren.lerner @emz711 I actually started it last week but it was so freaking gorgeous that once I put it down (about 70pp in), I didn‘t want to pick it up again until I can consume it completely. It might be the most beautiful prose I‘ve read in my entire life — I can‘t wait to get back to it! 2y
emz711 🐝🗝🗡 2y
lauren.lerner @emz711 🐝🗝🗡 2y
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Victoria6
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Book #36: Queer YA about a quarantine of an all girls boarding school!

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Bookish_Gal
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Mehso-so

I can see why some people loved it, and I can see where others felt they lost it. First half of the book has so much going for it that it looses the last 50 or so pages. It ends very abruptly without any idea what‘s next. Not much character growth. The story focuses a bit too heavily on the dialogue, not giving much to how things look or feel. I love the idea and how all the girls stick together-till the end. Not bad for a new author thou

BookingitwithSandra It hate when books have that happen. I‘m reading an ARC of her next book. I‘ll let you know how that one goes. 2y
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Bookish_Gal
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This is getting very interesting. And creepy. Like, hidden government agenda creepy. Byatt is missing and here she is, drugged and told to be quiet - or she gets hurt. I am still getting into where the story is going, but I got theories after this chapter

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Bookish_Gal
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This is one of those books that I picked up because of the hype - not just because it‘s about a group of girls at a Maine school being hit by the Tox virus that has them quarantined. Sound like 2020, huh? I‘ve seen many mixed reviews recently, but you can‘t trust most of them, you have to figure it out for yourself. Just like these girls in how to keep themselves safe as the Tox alters their bodies. Also, it‘s the authors first book! Props woman!

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StaceyKondla
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This one has mixed reviews on Litsy, but I enjoyed it. The world building is dark and the Tox is horrifying. I also liked the open ending. If another book is written to carry on I will read it, but if there isn‘t, I‘m satisfied.

Catherine_Willoughby What a cover! 2y
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ferskner
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Panpan

A Gothic novel set in a decaying girls' school should have been perfection for me, but it went nowhere in the end. Really disappointing. #pop20 #bookwrittenbyanauthorintheirtwenties

Librarybelle This was not a favorite of mine, either. I gave it a so-so rating. 2y
ferskner @Librarybelle I'm glad I'm not the only one! 2y
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Clwojick
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Read this one for a little mini project I‘ve been working on, where I read some of my favourite #Booktubers 5 star reads. #BooksandLala mentioned this book quite a few times in her videos, so I decided to give it a try, even though it‘s not something I‘d normally pick up. I‘m glad I did though, because I really enjoyed it! I‘m rating it 4⭐️

Catherine_Willoughby Buy for just the cover ❤ 2y
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tanya1512
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Mehso-so

A female Lord of the Flies. The end though ugh 👎😩