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Daughters Unto Devils
Daughters Unto Devils | Amy Lukavics
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"Imagine Stephen King writing Little House on the Prairie and you'll get the chilling, mind-bending horrors of Amy Lukavics's haunting and powerful debut novel." Cat Winters, Morris Award Finalist for In the Shadow of Blackbirds When sixteen-year-old Amanda Verner's family decides to move from their small mountain cabin to the vast prairie, she hopes it is her chance for a fresh start. She can leave behind the memory of the past winter; of her sickly ma giving birth to a baby sister who cries endlessly; of the terrifying visions she saw as her sanity began to slip, the victim of cabin fever; and most of all, the memories of the boy she has been secretly meeting with as a distraction from her pain. The boy whose baby she now carries. When the Verners arrive at their new home, a large cabin abandoned by its previous owners, they discover the inside covered in blood. And as the days pass, it is obvious to Amanda that something isn't right on the prairie. She's heard stories of lands being tainted by evil, of men losing their minds and killing their families, and there is something strange about the doctor and his son who live in the woods on the edge of the prairie. But with the guilt and shame of her sins weighing on her, Amanda can't be sure if the true evil lies in the land, or deep within her soul. More Praise "[An] intensely creepy debut.There is no happy ending here and horror, and spine-tingler readers, will relish Lukavics's tale right down to the last terrifying page." School Library Journal "An old-fashioned ghost story plays on primal fears." Kirkus Reviews "A creepy read that mashes Laura Ingalls Wilder's prairie purity with Stephen King's most frightful horror." Booklist "Deeply disturbing, truly riveting and highly recommended." Jonathan Maberry, New York Times bestselling author of Rot & Ruin and The Nightsiders "Daughters unto Devils is basically Little Hell House on the Prairie." Grady Hendrix, author of Horrorstor: a Novel "Dark, dangerous, and creepily atmospheric. This is classic horror at its best." Gretchen McNeil, author of Ten and the "Don't Get Mad" series
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JacintaMCarter
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#2019Book54
This book moves at the quick pace of a horror movie, but I would have still loved it if it had been a 500-page extremely slow burn. Either way, it‘s wonderfully creepy, keeps you on the edge of your seat, and the ending is absolutely perfect!

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khooliha
Daughters Unto Devils | Amy Lukavics

The Devil just might never stop taking in this YA horror, which is legit one of the most unsettling books I have ever read.
(As Qcard trash, my favorite bit of Devil's Due is the suggestion that Ardra is just Q, a fun new way to bother/flirt with Picard.)
#startreksummermay

Megabooks It‘s certainly the same vibe as Q. 🤔 6mo
khooliha @Megabooks Absolutely! Turns out weird, powerful aliens (or con men pretending to be weird, powerful aliens) just love bothering Jean-Luc. 6mo
Megabooks Lolololol 😂😂😂 #truth 🙌🏻 6mo
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Victoriahoperose
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This was creepy. It just took a long time to really get into anything and even longer for anything scary to happen. It definitely had a sinister vibe to it and a dark and haunting ending. Not bad, but I didn‘t love it. #booked2018 #spooky read

Cinfhen Sorry it wasn‘t more spooky!! 13mo
Cinfhen It‘s a cool title though 13mo
Victoriahoperose @Cinfhen I know! I thought the same thing. It was scary, but I think I‘m spoiled because I‘ve read so many books that were really good - so I could be overly critical. Either way, I‘m glad I read it 😊 13mo
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Cinfhen Do u want to join in on the big buddy read I‘m hosting in a few weeks. It‘s meant to be scary/ creepy 13mo
Cinfhen We are reading October 19-21 13mo
Victoriahoperose I think I may have that book. Sure! I‘d love to join in on the fun!! 13mo
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TheBookkeepersApprentice
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My #currentread , finally getting to this one! Also, I‘m having a big book sale this Saturday, June 2nd, as part of a large neighborhood-wise yard sale-if you are in the Chicagoland area and would like the address, just let me know!

JoScho This one looks creepy 🖤 1y
TheBookkeepersApprentice @JoScho it definitely is! Slow build so far but intriguing. 1y
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Li_21
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So this book......is CREEPY! With a slow build up that made me think of bailing, it recovered quickly. This read impressed and surprised me. This story is going to stick around a little after finishing because I honestly had low expectations. #creepyfactor

Scratch that I don't want an adult. 😨😱😢

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Li_21
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Rainy day here in Manchester, so I took the day off from work to be surrounded by books, coffee and tea!

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Laura317
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This excerpt is from Hungry Devils and Other Tales from Vanuatu. Gripping is a gross understatement here. 😡😭

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KarWills
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Well, of course, this was creepy. The title and book cover alone will give you the willies. It's Stephen King meets Little House on the Prairie, enough said. Great build up to an extremely creepy ending. 4.5 stars!

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WayToDawn324
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Finished Daughters Unto Devils this afternoon at work. It was a lot better than I thought it would be and a lot different than what I‘ve read before. I always enjoy a good, spooky read. :)

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WayToDawn324
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Been wanting to read this for a while now, hopefully it will be as good as it looks. :)

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MidnightBookGirl
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So creepy! Half way done and I'm thankful I didn't choose to save this read for a snow day because #cabinfever is terrifying.

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Demanda
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This was waaay creepier than I expected from a YA book. I feel like I‘m starting my season of scary stories off right!

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Minimalgrl
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Wow, I have to admit this book was very creepy. A real page turner,that left me with that uncomfortable feeling of fear

MidnightBookGirl I'm hoping to get to this book on my TBR soon! 2y
Daisey This is on my October TBR! Seems perfect for that time of year. 2y
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Minimalgrl
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Ok ... girls weekend book #2

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IheartYA
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Total let down. I was so psyched after reading the starred reviews and blurb. I was waiting and waiting for something to happen but there was no suspense and really no climax.

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Prairiegirl_reading
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No. Just no. This was not scary. At all. Nor was it well written or interesting. Luckily it was short.

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Prairiegirl_reading
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My husband gets up this morning sees what I'm reading and reads the title out loud. Me: (reading the quote on the cover) "imagine Stephen King writing Little House on the Prairie." Him: so naturally you had to buy it. Me: so naturally I had to buy it! ?

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BeckaroniAndCheese
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Creepy!! This was a good old-fashioned creeper complete with pioneering families, isolation, and demons. Good stuff!

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BeckaroniAndCheese
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My commute listen tonight.

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Hyzie
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I was not expecting quite as much horror. Slow build and almost painful amount of angsting at the start, but did go somewhere. Last line of audiobook combined with rising music of ending genuinely scared me. Stephen King meets Little House on the Prairie indeed.

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sarawrrr13
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⭐⭐. 5 While it was a super quick read, I did not find it scary. I actually found it rather predictable and the characters were lacking any depth.

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sarawrrr13
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A little spooky reading for December.... #ebook #librarybook #overdrive

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chelsey.aytch
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Mehso-so

This book really surprised me. The first 150 pages or so were kind of cliche and I was all "Yep, uh-huh, I've been down this road before." I seriously considered giving up, but then things started getting REAL CREEPY. A so-so just because of the slow start and some overdone plot points, but still going to sleep a little less easy because of this one.

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chelsey.aytch
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When I can't decide which book I'd like to read next, sometimes I'll ask my boyfriend to pick something out of my stack of library books. There was a lot of "Ooooh.." and "WHAAAAT?" when he was reading the blurb for this one, so let's see if it lives up to his hype.

#spookybooksforever

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Daisey
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This is one of relatively few #creepycovers on my bookshelf, and after looking at it again today, I think it needs to move up on my #TBR.

#Booktober #ya

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ElizaTodd
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This is a definite favorite of mine from this month, a quick spooky read! #YAspooky #allhallowsread #photoadaychallenge

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ElizaTodd
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What a spooky book! I thought this was a great and easy read for October. Only took me about a day to read it! #booktober

brendanmleonard Great title - great cover! 3y
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LauraJ
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Blah. If you care nothing about anachronisms, inconsistencies or character depth, it's an okay read. Just because something is intended for teens doesn't mean it's okay to be a lazy writer. The author also doesn't know nothin' 'bout birthin' babies. Teenagers really don't need this kind of misinformation. With so many good YA titles, it would be a shame to waste time on this one.

WoodyWoodson Good to know! That cover was so promising 👿👿👿 3y
moranadatter I wasn't a fan of it either. 3y
LauraJ @WoodyWoodson Exactly! And all the reviews here were good. Maybe I'm being a little harsh, but it seemed like the work of a begging writer. 3y
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LauraJ
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The anachronisms in this story are driving me crazy. Guessing this is set in the mid to late 1800's. Anyone know?

moranadatter As far as I remember, the time period was never mentioned. It was the nebulous "Ye Olden Days." 3y
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kylienoele
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I started and finished this today, I literally could not put it down! I really recommend this for a quick spooky read. 👻🕸🕯 #scaretober #spookybooks

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kylienoele
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I love the spooky cover! Excited to start this🕯 #booktober #scaretober

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Fancypants
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Mehso-so

Creepy but a little religious heavy for me. Not bad but not a book that will give me nightmares either.

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BekahB
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This week's #recommendsday selection is dedicated to YA horror. A few years ago I was in a bad reading slump (I'm talking several months) and YA horror is what got me back into reading.

Everyone has their own definition of scary and Daughters Unto Devils scared the pants off me. Slasher Girls is a fantastic collection of short horror stories; a great way to introduce yourself to YA authors. Survive the Night is fun for fans of B-horror movies! 👻

[DELETED] 1409720085 YA horror is my jam. ❤️ 3y
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OohMsLibrarian
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Enjoyed this one a lot. Starts off slow but the end makes up for it. Good addition to my Halloween reads 🎃

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Daughter-of-words
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This was pretty creepy😰

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Jeanette
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Finished in bed after 1am because I hate sleep!

OSChamberlain Sleep is gross. It's a total waste of time and I'll sleep when I'm dead. Right @BookishFeminist?? 3y
maximoffs What is sleep??? 3y
BookishFeminist @OSChamberlain you really might honestly die of sleep deprivation one of these days 😂 3y
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LeahBergen @BookishFeminist @OSChamberlain Be quiet, you two. I'm trying to sleep! 😂 3y
BookishFeminist @LeahBergen 😂😂 Famous last words!! 3y
LeahBergen @BookishFeminist No kidding! 😬 3y
OSChamberlain @BookishFeminist Hahaha I have no choice! I just got home from work! 3y
OSChamberlain @LeahBergen You know what you can do when you're dead? That's right, sleep. Know what you can't do? Read 😰 3y
jessicaesquire I. Love. This. Book. It was in my top 10 last year. 3y
Jeanette @jessicaesquire It's "female body horror" canon-worthy for sure! There were times when I refused to turn the page because I was too scared to find out what happened next. 3y
Jeanette (Talking about the scarecrows for sure.) 3y
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HiddenGemBooks
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When the Verners arrive at their new home, a large cabin abandoned by its previous owners, they discover the inside covered in blood. And as the days pass, it is obvious to Amanda that something isn't right on the prairie. She's heard stories of lands being tainted by evil, of men losing their minds and killing their families, and there is something strange about the doctor and his son who live in the woods on the edge of the prairie.

#TBR 😱📚

Beetle Your review reminds me I have this on my Kindle, TBR! That cover!! 3y
Frecks-Booklover4life This cover is scary 😰 3y
BeckyLeJ I love, love, love this book! 3y
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teainthelibrary
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About 85% of this book caused me to roll my eyes and sigh dramatically. It was so... Basic? UNTIL THE END. Then I found myself scared shitless, sitting up in bed, devouring the last couple of chapters. Horrifying for sure.

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teainthelibrary
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Day 4 of #Booktober: bookmarks. I own about a million different bookmarks, but since my local independent bookstore gives me a handful of these every time I visit, they end up being my go to bookmarks!

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Jeanette
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Everything pretzel chips and a scary book. #somethingforsept #septphotochallenge @RealLifeReading

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TheBookbabeblog84
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This book looks creepy! Can we say October read? Well maybe...I have a feeling that I will want to read something witchy! #books #AmyLukavics #booklover #horror #halloweenreads

brendanmleonard We are planning a ghost/creepy stories fall reads - use the #ghostsoflitsy to find out more! 3y
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Chrys
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Good quick but creepy read. The author did a good job of building the atmosphere.

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Chrys
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My daughter holding my read for today. Hope it is as creepy as it promises, though the cover reminds me of a Japanese horror flick.

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jenwrens22
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Creepy and chilling. Honestly, the descriptions and story set in the lonely prairie before the actual horror began were atmospheric and all the more chilling.

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Matilda
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🔔🔔 if this horror novel is on your TBR list it's $2.99 ebook Amazon/B&N (U.S.)

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Amanda
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EVIL LITTLE HOUSE ON THE PRAIRIE

CherylDeFranceschi That's a pretty awesome description! 3y
LauraBrook Whoa, that has me sold! 3y
Lola Love the cover! 2.99 right now on Kindle. 3y
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Demanda Well gonna have to get this one! 3y
LauraJ Impressive review! 3y
Kelly The best isn't it? 3y
rubyslippersreads More evil than Nellie Oleson? 😄 3y
BekahB This book was super creepy throughout. I tried to read it in one day, but towards the end when everything was starting to feel like a fever induced nightmare, I had to put it away for the night and finish it in the morning. I couldn't even keep the book on my bedside table! Nope, tucked away safely on the bookshelves in the other room. 3y
thereadingwomen SOLD 😍 3y
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Bookrarian
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Well, that was delightfully chilling. Good, quick read perfect for a dark, rainy day. I don't want to visit the prairie anytime soon.

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Bookrarian
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Rainy reading day! I've wanted to read this since I heard about it in a webinar last year. But I could never find it because I kept calling it Daughters into Demons. Oh well. So far, it's atmospheric, with crisp, sparse narrative that makes it all the spookier.

thegirlwiththelibrarybag Only a vowel out. Hope it's worth the wait! 3y
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