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Stolen Tongues
Stolen Tongues | Felix Blackwell
A romantic cabin getaway doesn't go exactly as planned.High up on the windswept cliffs of Pale Peak, Faye and Felix celebrate their new engagement. But soon, a chorus of ghastly noises erupts from the nearby woods: the screams of animals, the cries of children, and the mad babble of a hundred mournful voices. A dark figure looms near the windows in the dead of night, whispering to Faye. As the weather turns deadly, Felix discovers that his terrified fianc?e isn't just mumbling in her sleep - she's whispering back. Originally a contest-winning story on reddit.com's horror community NoSleep, Stolen Tongues has received widespread acclaim and is now being adapted into a feature film.
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sprainedbrain
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Thanks so much for my #HHS books and gifts, @vonnie862 🎃 🖤

And thanks for hosting, @wanderinglynn 👻

wanderinglynn Great haul! 🎃 1mo
Bookzombie The Ruins is one of my favorites. 🎃 1mo
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FelinesAndFelonies
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Mehso-so

Based on all the recommendations, I was really expecting to like this book a lot more. Something about it is very familiar. It kind of reminds me of Imaginary Friend. I don't know. The pacing was slow and it felt, to me like it needed more revision because it became very redundant. I expect horror to be sort of slow to create tension but this pushed past that to the point that it slogged a bit. Overall, ⭐⭐⭐

tyoung2058 It was very slow at the beginning but got better towards the end. 2mo
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IamIamIam
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Mehso-so

This started out strong with a girl who is seemingly possessed by some type of demon after a visit to a family cabin. Turns out she's haunted by her own demons & needs to reconcile with the proverbial elephant in the room. 👎 It dragged on for far too long and I wasn't thrilled with the slap-bang wrap up. Creepy enough but I lost it along the way.

FelinesAndFelonies I'm so glad I'm not the only one that this fell flat for. 🤣 2mo
IamIamIam @FelinesAndFelonies It was disappointing!! It had such a cool premise and it was creepy as hell when it started out. He's writing a prequel & he said if people didn't like the ending to ST, this may help them understand why it ended that way. 🤷‍♀️ 2mo
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MommyOfTwo
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Happy October! I am for sure reading the top two books this month.(have already started one) Hoping to get through both bottom two as well. Looking for suggestions on which I should read first of those bottom two.

FlowerFairy Definitely Head Full of Ghosts first! 😍 2mo
MommyOfTwo @FlowerFairy well I guess since your the only one who commented then I will start that one next. 2mo
FlowerFairy Really hope you enjoy it! Let me know! 😁 2mo
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BeeMagical
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Book 157🎧 3.5⭐️

There is no delay in wildness with this book! We jump right in!👏🏻

On a “romantic” getaway, someone starts to talk to Fay in her sleep, someone familiar. But soon there is a lot more to worry about than just talking…

I also loved the end conversation about Indigenous peoples this author added. This is how you incorporate beliefs and cultures that you do not belong to👏🏻

ShelleyBooksie I'm torn. It sounds soo good but also scary. Was it gory or just really spooky? 2mo
BeeMagical @ShelleyBooksie I personally didn‘t find it too gory, maybe only a few descriptions. More “mind horror” and creeping in the shadows 2mo
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Lauranahe
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July and August were battle of the horror books!

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EatSleepRead
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This was pretty creepy! I wasn't able to read this one at night after everyone was in bed (when I usually do a lot of my reading). Nope. Nope. NOPE. Solid monster novel. The ending was a bit convoluted, but overall worth the read.

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Lauranahe
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I like the scary this month!

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Lauranahe
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I loved this! I started it at night, and then had nightmares all night. Which is awesome, but I couldn‘t keep reading it at night! I needed non-nightmare sleep. So, imo, GREAT horror story!! Very creepy.

magyklyXdelish This has been getting so many great reviews I might have to bump this one up on my list!! 4mo
Lauranahe Yeah, everyone‘s been taking about it in my fb horror book group. It was hard to get from the library! 4mo
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BookMaven9
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Mehso-so

🌟🌟🌟 Seriously how do you tip the creeps that was the opening of this book! I don‘t scare easy, but I was pretty creeped out with the opening intro. Then sadly, the book sort of loses me a little as it goes. I mean it‘s super creepy it just went on too long and the reasoning and ending were weak. But I would recommend for that great opening !!

FelinesAndFelonies Yes! So unnecessarily long. Definitely needed some revision because the story got lost in the details. 🤷🏻‍♀️ 2mo
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Victoriahoperose
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This was definitely creepy but it dragged for me in some spots. I liked the story a lot and it definitely scared me at parts, but I found it to be a bit repetitive in some points. Overall, I thought the idea was very good and it gave me nightmares already.

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alecia3dixie
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So I think I was way too hyped for this book. Everyone said it was amazing and best horror ever. And I felt super disappointed. The creepiness was on point but the actual story completely flopped. The first 100 pages was good but then it kept going.. and going.. and the ending I was like are you kidding me!?! 2.5/5

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mdolan995
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Okay, y‘all. This book? This is the first book I‘ve read in a long time that has actually creeped me out. Felix Blackwell caused me to be drawn into such a trance with this that there were times I forgot that I was just reading and not standing with his characters, hearing the sounds they did, seeing what they did. If you love good, creepy books, get this book. It‘s a super quick read but oh my gods. SO. GOOD.

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mdolan995
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This book has me absolutely enthralled right now!

TheNeverendingTBR I really liked this too 7mo
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mdolan995
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Perfect way to start reading this is with the original Evil Dead on in the background.

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TheNeverendingTBR
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Took ages to read this, I know. But in actuality I read it in two sittings because I was away visiting Scotland for the first time in two years and it was amazing to see family and explore some nature.

This is such an eerie, tense atmospheric read which is written very well.

The fear of the unknown has a continuous rhythm in this one and the author does not waste time with unnecessary descriptions and details.

SeaToSkyes I've been hearing a lot about this book lately! 8mo
MegsBooks Sounds intense and interesting! 8mo
bthegood Glad you had a good trip - book on my TBR 🙂 - 8mo
IamIamIam 👏👏👏 I bought this a few months back & I'm still trying to get to it! Lol... Darcy Coates on Kindle Unlimited is ruling my life right now. 🤣 8mo
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allureofbeauty
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#februaryreadingwrapup
Total pages read 1,726.

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Billie84
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Omg absolutely loved this. Such a creepy story. If you are a fan of horror novels give this a try. You might need to sleep with the lights on

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Billie84
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Starting this tonight

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CindyMyLifeIsLit
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Starting this this evening while staying in an isolated house in the woods. That shouldn‘t be a problem, right? 😂

Suzze I want to read that! Can‘t wait to hear more about it. 11mo
GingerAntics You are a brave, brave woman. 11mo
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AlisBookNookCorner
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⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ https://suspensebookreviews.home.blog/2021/12/30/stolen-tongues-by-felix-blackwe...

A brilliant debut novel from a talented indie author. This novel follows a lovely couple on their vacation to a family cabin in the woods. Someone or something wants in & will stop at nothing to get what it wants, even if that means following them wherever they go. Filled with horror and gruesome scenes this one will leave you with a phobia into the dark.

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Reggie
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This is barely a pick because it has some very creepy moments. Faye and Felix go spend a weekend at a cabin in Colorado where something starts talking to Faye during her sleepwalking episodes. This scene gets repeated too many times in this book over and over. Also, the horror comes from Native mythology. The author has a note in the back with the title A Word on Natives in Fiction which talks about how sensitive he wanted to be when writing 👇🏼

Reggie Native characters, about their cultures, and their history. That‘s all fine but when you have white main characters against a cultural backdrop and the only people who die are the Native characters. I just hate that. 11mo
Centique @Reggie ugh. I hate that too. 🙄 11mo
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Reggie
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I cheated and opened my #Jolabokaflod package early. Missing is the bag of Reese‘s chocolate I left at home. You know, chocolate hands and the laundromat don‘t go together well. Lol But thank you so much @MeesesPieces for the package. I just read the prologue and holy crap I didn‘t want to turn my head after for fear of what might be there. Even though it‘s my usual laundromat and it‘s the light of day. Merry Christmas!

vivastory I've heard a lot of great things about this one. Will def be interested to see what you think. Also, I don't know if you have watched the new Candyman but there's a scene where a character is reading a Clive Barker book in a laundromat & it's one of the scenes I remember most bc I read Barker's short story while in a laundromat many yrs previously (edited) 11mo
AmyG Merry Christmas, Reggie! 11mo
LeahBergen Merry Christmas, Reggie! 🎄❤️🎄❤️ 11mo
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batsy Merry Christmas! 11mo
WJCintron 😃 🌲 ❤ 🌟 🎉 Merry Chirstmas! 11mo
merelybookish Glad you're getting a good scare at Christmas! ⛄ 11mo
kspenmoll Merry Christmas Reggie! ❤️🎄❤️ 11mo
Reggie @vivastory I haven‘t watched it. Did you like it? I think that scene and book memory sound wonderful. Just seeing Barker‘s name, my heart momentarily expands. 11mo
Reggie @AmyG Happy Holidays, Amy! 11mo
Reggie @batsy Merry Christmas, Suba! 11mo
Reggie @LeahBergen Merry Christmas, Leah! 11mo
Reggie @WJCintron Merry Christmas! 11mo
Reggie @merelybookish lol, thanks! I got a book from my parents, which is a shock in itself as one of them thinks I have too many books. It was a Stephen King and I was so happy. Just to get a book. And then for it to be scary. Which is my dad‘s doing because my mom who doesn‘t read was telling me she fought for some Rooney lady because the lady at the store said she‘s popular. They were making me laugh. Merry Christmas! (edited) 11mo
CoverToCoverGirl Merry Christmas! 🎄💚🎄 Your joy over receiving a book from your parents makes my heart happy too! They picked the most perfect gift! 🎄💚🎄📚 11mo
AmyG Which Stephen King book did you get? 11mo
Bookzombie Merry Christmas, Reggie! 🎄 11mo
merelybookish @Reggie That super sweet Reggie! I know my family never buys me books either so I understand why getting one is extra special! 11mo
Centique Merry Christmas Reggie! I‘m so glad your parents got you a scary book. Never too old to learn! 💕 11mo
Crazeedi Merry Christmas Reggie! Sending wishes for many blessings in the new year❤💚❤💚 11mo
Bookzombie I watched Better Watch Out today and really liked it! I didn‘t see any of it coming either. 11mo
Reggie Yes! That kid was totally nutso! Also, thank you so much for the books, Margie. I feel like I should extend you the same courtesy you gave to me in the email. Is it ok if I post a pic of them? 11mo
Reggie @Crazeedi I‘m actually doing a little after Christmas baking today and going through my Litsy messages while waiting for my last batch of a cookie. Hope you had a Merry Christmas and hope you have a great New Year! 11mo
Reggie @Bookzombie ☝🏽I did get them my friend. Since you asked me if it was ok I thought I should ask you. I would have posted about Max but the post I want to put is political and I just don‘t want to put that out on Litsy right now. But I‘ll tell you. A couple of years ago at my casino I had this lovable customer who stills wears Trump masks tell me he‘s voting for Trump cause all the liberals want to do is teach kids about trans testicles instead 11mo
Reggie @Bookzombie of strapping up and kicking the shit out of the world. And I thought maybe if we taught trans testicles in school people would be less afraid of them and less inclined to hurt someone who yes may be different but now we have an understanding. Because knowledge leads to understanding which leads to less fear to not the dark side basically the inverse of Yoda‘s speech. Lol and then this past year this customer showed up wearing a 👇🏼 11mo
Reggie @Bookzombie wearing a shirt that said Pro Life Pro Guns I‘m a Patriot….Triggered yet? Lol, and I laughed cause I thought-bitch, you know who‘s triggered? The guy who has to wear that shirt. And then Christmas Eve my brother showed up in a shirt with Trump on it with his middle fingers raised. When he unzipped his jacket and it popped out inside I will admit I was triggered but just told myself that that was my brother, who I know. And then he👇🏼 11mo
Reggie @Bookzombie then he tells me he changed his shirt halfway up here because he knew up North were are more blue and he was hoping someone would say something so he could fight them. That this past year he‘s been so angry. That he just needs somewhere to put it. He‘s going through a divorce with someone who he was with for 13 years, and that‘s not an excuse to want to provoke violence through misplaced rage. But I think a lot of men are angry 👇🏼 11mo
Reggie @bookzombie and have nowhere to put that rage. Or maybe it‘s just me making up stuff. I should have just written you another card lol. Thank you for letting me vent and thanks again for the books. The Pochoda is next. 11mo
Bookzombie @Reggie I‘m so sorry I didn‘t see your first reply above. I‘m okay with you posting whatever you would like. I understand about not wanting to be political on here. You know, you can email or write any time. 🙂 It‘s upsetting that books like Max are being challenged. They are important so for so many reasons, including knowledge and understanding like you said. I am imagining your “lovable customer” being of an older generation, ⬇️ 11mo
Bookzombie @Reggie but I know that mindset is in all generations. I have to see shirts, masks and giant flags when I go out (it‘s Texas), but I‘m thankful that I don‘t have to see or hear that from customers. It stinks that you have to see it at your job.
I‘m sorry to hear about your brother‘s divorce. Everything going on in our world probably only makes that experience even worse. I can‘t imagine going ⬇️
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Bookzombie @Reggie through that the best of times. I don‘t think it‘s just men that are angry. I think there is probably a lot of anger for many people and we aren‘t sure how to handle or where to direct it. While I know more people talk about how they feel and seek help to deal with those feelings, I think many people still have a hard time doing that. 11mo
Bookzombie @Reggie You can vent anytime! I‘m so glad you got the books and I look forward to seeing what you think of the Pochoda. I‘m still putting together the other small package. I will give you a heads up when I get it out. 🐌🦥 11mo
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“Like I said,” she responded, “There are two halves that make me whole. One is the girl who grew up practicing our spiritual tradition, and who still feels a duty to uphold those beliefs. The other is the adult who experiences the world on its surface, who hasn‘t had a sense for the ‘supernatural‘ in decades. The believer and the atheist live inside of me together.” “I think it‘s like that for a lot of people,” Faye offered.

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Lalalaurentw
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“They‘re gonna kill you,” she whispered-then licked my face.😧

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CindyMyLifeIsLit
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I finally opened my #HauntedHollowSwap package! (Saturdays are for sleeping late at my house! 😂) I‘m so excited to get so many books off my tbr—especially Stolen Tongues (I was REALLY hoping that one was in the box, so yay)! Thanks for all the ghoulish goodies, @tdrosebud ! It‘s all great! And thanks, @wanderinglynn , for organizing—I look forward to this every year, and it never disappoints! 👻🧛🏻‍♀️🎃🤡🧟‍♀️👹
#HHS

wanderinglynn Fantastic! 🎃🧡 13mo
tdrosebud I'm so glad you like everything! Enjoy! 13mo
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ReadingOver50
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Felix and Faye are an engaged couple. They go to the mountains for a weekend getaway at Faye's parent's cabin. Creepy things happen. Something is trying to possess Faye's soul and lure Felix to his death. I liked bringing in the Native American folk lore to the story. The descriptions of Faye's possessions were very visual. I could see this being a successful movie. The story was interesting but really didn't do much for me. 3.5 stars

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