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The Invited
The Invited | Jennifer McMahon
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toofondofbooks
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Mehso-so

Ok. Kind of predictable. Not as good as The Winter People

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toofondofbooks
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schurshan
The Invited: A Novel | Jennifer McMahon
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Everyone's looking for something, she thought. Ghosts. Scientific explanations of the world around us. A new and different life somewhere else.

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Godpants
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It‘s a ghost story and a witch story and a haunted house story and a mystery all in one. I still don‘t love her writing voice, but I thought this was a lot more satisfying than The Winter People.

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Bookmarkie
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I‘ve only read one book in June. One! Started several....now, this on audio. I have attempted a few Jennifer McMahon books in the past, but they never held my interest much. This one‘s different.

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Godpants
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I‘m always looking for good haunted houses books. I didn‘t really like The Winter People, but am willing to give McMahon a second chance.

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Recommended4Reading
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Purchasing land in a rural area to build their home, a young couple‘s relationship is tried with the haunting of a deceased witch. Hattie was a witch who was hung in the 1920s by the residents. In current day, her ghost uses the curious historian, Helen, to learn her family‘s history and reunite the spirits of her family.

For Additional Thoughts: https://recommended-4.com/blog/2019/06/19/the-invited/
#TheInvited #Review #bookreviews

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erank58
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Jennifer McMahon is typically my go-to author for "guily-pleasure" horror/creepy reads, but she really stepped it up with this one! Her writing has so improved since her earlier works (some are quite messy), and the story (while cheesy at points) actually felt fresh and coherent for the most part. This had just enough "creep" to make it a lighter read for horror fans, but it's also a good choice for newbies to try the genre out ?

Suet624 👍🏼👍🏼 1mo
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ImperfectCJ
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Secretary! Clear my schedule!

Too bad I don't have a secretary. Or a clear-able schedule.

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ImperfectCJ @Crazeedi Thank you! This certainly seems to be a welcoming place! 1mo
ImperfectCJ @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Thanks! I'm enjoying being in a place that's all books, all the time! 1mo
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JoScho
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I got this as an ARC from #Netgalley a while ago and just got around to it.
So there are witches, a haunted house, and a treasure hunt-what‘s not to like? Nate and Helen quit their teaching jobs for a more simple life and begin building their new home in the country and they keep adding pieces with a “history” and that stirs things up quite a bit. There is a good mystery in this one and honestly I didn‘t figure it out until it was revealed.

gibblr Now I regret not getting this when it was a Kindle deal 😩 1mo
MysticRaven03 I want to read this one so bad! 1mo
JoScho @gibblr @MysticRaven03 I hope you both get to read it soon and enjoy it🖤 1mo
tammy_sue Happy you enjoyed it! ;) 1mo
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SoManyBooksNotEnoughTime
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"Few things in life ever go the way you imagine they will"

This old-fashioned ghost story/mystery/treasure hunt reminded me of scary stories that we told each other at sleepover parties as kids. The Invited kept my attention the whole read, anxious to find out what would happen next. While there were a few predictable events, I was still left guessing up until the end.

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Slajaunie
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Ghosts, treasure, and murder oh my! Helen and Nate buy haunted land in Vermont to build their dream home. Helen is led to choose certain pieces for the house that help her put together this ghostly mystery of treasure and murder. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

JoScho I just started this one on audio this morning and really enjoying it so far!!! 1mo
Slajaunie I think you will enjoy the rest of it as well. 👍 @JoScho 1mo
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BilboBookends
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“Sometimes a vivid imagination is a curse.”

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Bookgirl
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I‘m a fan of this author and I like that her books all are in a vein but do not follow a formula. Some are supernatural, some seem supernatural but have a scooby-doo ending. The Invited was intriguing since it examines a haunting that was chosen by the main character Helen. The surrounding mysteries aren‘t all that mysterious, but it was fun watching the characters figure things out. Enjoyable but not scary or even creepy, just interesting.

Bookgirl I will say, there was one huge flaw in the plot that did bug me...at one point saying a character wasnt in a location and then later on this person was conveniently there, with no explanation for the discrepancy. Sloppy! 1mo
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Slajaunie
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Started this on my way home from Mom‘s house today. Interesting so far.

Jenken1998 I thought it was pretty good. Figured it out pretty early but still enjoyed it. 2mo
Slajaunie Thanks for the input @Jenken1998 2mo
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BarbaraTheBibliophage
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I was so busy posting about the #gburgbookfest talks that I forgot to show you what I bought. Politics and Prose (famous DC bookstore) has a *big* tent at the festival. I limited myself to three books—it was hard! Since I shopped early the selection at the freebie #ARC table was still pretty great! I‘m super excited about the McMahon too! #bookhaul

Leftcoastzen I love Politics and Prose! 2mo
Graciouswarriorprincess I love that bookstore too! I miss home sometimes. 2mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage @Leftcoastzen @Graciouswarriorprincess Someday I‘ll make it to the actual store! 2mo
Graciouswarriorprincess @BarbaraTheBibliophage It‘s a must visit along with Kramer books and also Busboys and Poets. 2mo
LeahBergen Nice! 👏🏻👏🏻 2mo
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Brewychock48
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Starting this today..coffee,book,and Ziggy,😍☕📕😺

ShelleyBooksie I want to read this one badly. Adorable kitty :) 2mo
Brewychock48 I just started it today. It is good. Ziggy is a lovebug ,always needs attention😺💗 2mo
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megzlynn
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#WhatWouldYouDo @DannyHattan

1. The Invited
2. This book ended too soon. I was so wrapped up in it and it felt like it ended with several unanswered question.
3. @DivineDiana @BookBabe

DannyHattan Thanks for taking part 🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻 2mo
megzlynn @DannyHattan No problem! I‘m always game! 2mo
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tammy_sue
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Superb!! How have I never read one of JM‘s books before! I loved it in all its supernatural creepiness, the witchcraft and ghosts, differing timelines and the multi-generational story within the story.. the BIG mystery behind Hattie Breckenridge. And all without any blood or gore made this a 5 star read for me. If you enjoy a good ghost story I recommend this one.

JanuarieTimewalker13 Ooooh, sounds good! 2mo
erank58 Just got this in the mail. She's one of my favorite guilty-pleasure authors and I'm so excited to see the positive reviews on this one! 2mo
tammy_sue @JanuarieTimewalker13 @erank58 I‘ve had a few stinker books lately but this book made up for them.. it‘s a good one I hope you get a chance to read it Linda! I hope you enjoy it Erica let me know! ;) 2mo
JanuarieTimewalker13 Thank you❤️ 2mo
erank58 @whatshesreadingnow just finished, LOVED it 😊 1mo
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Jenken1998
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Pretty solid book. A couple builds their dream house on their new land and weird things start happening. They uncover a horrifying history connected to the land and one family in particular who may still be haunting the land. Fun easy read. Great pace full of suspense leading up to a satisfying ending. I figured it out half way through but still found it enjoyable. 👻👻👻👻

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Jenken1998
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Shaggy dog and i enjoing a warm night on the lanai.

Myhusbandhatesreading What a cutie!! 2mo
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Jessrumely
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Mehso-so

26 // THE INVITED // “How could she explain it? This feeling she had, uncovering little pieces of truth about these women and the lives they led. It was like Hattie wanted her to find them.” ⭐️⭐️1/2 #jessicareads2019 #theinvited

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WanderingBookaneer
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Tagged book is my current read (in case you were wondering).

Velvetfur Oh this quote is so true! 😂 2mo
Aims42 Haha, 100% accurate with me 😆 2mo
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IndyHannaJones
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Well...I enjoyed this quite a bit. The ending felt a little rushed. I wanted to see the damn finished house! And Jane and Ann the ghosts kinda had a guest appearance and never came back. So. I wanted a bit mpre, but overall a creepy, fun read.

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Hazel0303
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I haven't written my “official“ review yet on goodreads, but I'm going to go with a pick. This honestly sits in between a pick and so-so for me, but fortunately, the ending wasn't a lame as I thought it was going to be. There was some major cheese in the middle, but there was some brilliance spread throughout too. Ultimately, I would read something else by Jennifer McMahon and that in itself is an indication of something positive.

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IndyHannaJones
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I've discovered savory oatmeal and I'm not going back.

Christine I love savory oatmeal! 😋 2mo
IndyHannaJones @Christine I'm just so over sweet breakfast foods 2mo
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megzlynn
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The Invited is proof that renovations sometimes brings out the worst. Except this time it‘s paranormal. Kinda unnerving since we are remodeling our bathroom. This book is so unique. It‘s like a summer storm. You feel it building then all of a sudden it‘s finished. It twisted and turned the entire book and left me guessing. I did guess the ending but it was still awesome. I give it 4/5 because I had a couple of unanswered questions.

Carolyn11215 Did you read her book The Winter People. Deliciously creepy! Sounds like I need to read this one! 2mo
IndyHannaJones I'm 90% finished with this one! You shouldn't read the Winter People if you haven't 2mo
JacqMac I loved The Winter People so much. I‘m adding this to the tbr. 2mo
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megzlynn
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Rainy day, creepy read, tea and a candle. Perfection.

Gina That tea infuser is adorable 2mo
megzlynn @Gina Thank you! It‘s my favorite. ☺️ 2mo
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bookish_wookish
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I think i may have to get this one....

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Hazel0303
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Still working on this one...haven‘t had as much time to read as I would have liked this week.

Also, using my new mug!! Bought it in Canada last week when I saw Michelle Obama speak in Toronto!! 🇨🇦🇨🇦

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megzlynn
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Priorities of a bookworm. My books are hiding my college diploma. 🤦‍♀️😂

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kymmiesreads
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I‘m almost done with this book and it is AMAZING!!! I love the mystery and the stories of the previous land owners! It‘s creepy good!!!

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Blair_Reads
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I am so so excited to start this one. The first page is so creepy! I‘m in it!!

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Hazel0303
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Enjoying some relax time with my new library book. Have you read this? What did you think?

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IndyHannaJones
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Oh ho, I'm excited. "But what about us?" asks my TBR pile. "Hush now..." I say. "And accept this new member of our family,"

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Reecaspieces
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I I do love Jennifer McMahon. This one is not her creepiest. But it is still fascinating! Stop by my blog to read more.
https://reecaspieces.com/2019/05/04/the-invited-by-jennifer-mcmahon-review-suspe...

ShelleyBooksie This is on my tbr list! 2mo
Reecaspieces @ShelleyBooksie I think you will enjoy it! 2mo
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Lauren.Archer
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This has the premise of a ghost story. Hattie was hung for being.a witch. Flash forward you know have the intertwining story of Helen, a married woman who has just bought property in this small town and building a house, and Olive a 14 year girl who is trying to find out more about the disappearance of her mother. You can imagine with this type of book a lot ensues. This is a truly creepy book with a ending that I did not see coming.

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MaleficentBookDragon
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Up next.
AFTER I watch the last two episodes of How to Get Away With Murder on Netflix.

jlabombard10315 I ❤❤❤ Jennifer McMahon and can't wait to read this! 😍🤓 3mo
Djspens This looks good! 3mo
BarbaraBB I am just binge watching How to get Away with Murder too. So good!! 💕 3mo
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Lauren.Archer
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I have heard great things about this and have an EGalley of this this I am about to start.

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aprilpohren
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Grabbed a few books today at the library! Rivals is this month's book pick by my son for our read together.
#maymadness

Clwojick High five for graphic novels 🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻 3mo
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chris.wolak
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The Invited is one of the most unique and believable ghost stories I've read. The unsuspecting couple doesn‘t move into a haunted house. They build one.

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TorieStorieS
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I have been a fan of McMahon‘s for many years now, so I‘m especially thankful to #NetGalley for the chance to read this one a bit early! It‘s an atmospheric and spooky read told in alternating perspectives with interesting characters- all revolving around the local legacy of Hattie. Some aspects of the plot are easier to see coming but it doesn‘t detract from this fun and spooky read!

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Liberty
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Good morning, littens! It is a foggy, gray morning here in Maine. Perfect weather for starting the new Jennifer McMahon! ☠️🖤👻

riversong153 Beautiful pic!! 3mo
IndyHannaJones Ohhhh I'm looking forward to this one. There's something delicious about spooky stories during warm weather seasons...something about the contrast of the sun on your shoulders and the shivers up your spine. 3mo
Cathythoughts Look forward to your review 👍🏻 3mo
stacybmartin Oooh can‘t wait to hear what you think - I love her books! 3mo
tracey38 Oh, this sounds good. Great picture! 3mo
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Callemarie
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I received this book for free from netgalley in exchange for an honest review and I honestly LOVED this book. I may love it more than The Winter People but I'm still on the fence. A great ghost story set in the woods of Vermont you wont be disappointed in this if you're a fan of McMahons work. This book releases on April 30tb

AndreaLove I really want to read this 3mo
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Callemarie
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Loving my read harder glass and finishing up the tagged book tonight. Happy Saturday littens!

guinsgirlreads Love that glass! 3mo
RiverKScottWrites Woah! Great glass! 🍺 3mo
Kimberlone What are you drinking? Looks tasty! 3mo
Callemarie @Kimberlone its southern tier brewing company cinnamon roll! One of my favorites! 3mo
Kimberlone @Callemarie that sounds delicious 😋 3mo
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imabusybee
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Creppy vibes all around 4.5 Stars

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IndyHannaJones
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I'm excited. I'm still freaked out by the Winter People.

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imabusybee
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I love witchy tales

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kyraleseberg
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THE INVITED surprised me in the best possible way, going in a different direction than I expected!
Thanks to Doubleday for an #ARC to review.

My review is up on Roots & Reads:
https://rootsandreads.wordpress.com/2019/03/22/review-the-invited/

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EadieB
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Helen and Nate decide to build a home of their dreams. Land was owned by Hattie Breckenridge who was hung as witch in 1900. Slow but picks up in the 2nd half. Surprise conclusion. Well written, atmospheric and chilling, not creepily overdone. The past and present come together in the end. The themes are witches, ghosts, spirits, curses and treasure. I would recommend to those who love paranormal ghost stories. Thanks Doubleday and NetGalley.

Mdargusch Sounds perfect for an October read! 4mo
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