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The Cousins
The Cousins | Karen M. Mcmanus
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Sharpeipup
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Taking my time in these foggy roads to be safe and….finish my audiobook!

Gissy Wow! It is foggy!! Take care, be safe 1mo
Sharpeipup @gissy thanks! It has been like this all week. 1mo
Sharpeipup @gissy thanks! It has been like this all week. 1mo
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Rissa1
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I may not be back to 100% after Covid, but I am back to reading again! I hated not being able to concentrate enough to read.
The Cousins is the first book I have finished since Covid. Thank God for audiobooks when holding a physical book feel like a lot of work.
I will give this book 3.5⭐ I am not sure that this could all be really pulled off, but that is the joy of fiction.
I also picked my December books today. Happy to be ready to read again.

Reggie Oh gosh, I‘m glad you‘re ok and feeling better. I have been having these weird echos of it once every two months it seems I‘ll have a day where I‘ll experience all the symptoms I had when I had it and within hours it‘ll be gone. Hope you continue to feel better! 2mo
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Story_Wanderer
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This story kept me on my toes with its twists and turns! The story follows three cousins who Tavel to meet with their mysterious grandmother for the first time when things take a sinister turn. Awesome book full of surprises ☺️

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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
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Found these on sale at Walmart! Anyone read any of them? 📚📚📚 I started My Dark Vanessa, but got distracted and need to restart it!

#TBR

BookDragonNotWorm I loved Nothing To See Here! The Cousins was good, but I like her other books better. Happy Reading! 4mo
bthegood The Cousins got a so-so from me - - I haven't read any of the others. 4mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @bthegood I read your review and was thinking oh no!! 😵 4mo
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Rachel725
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Mehso-so

After loving the other books - One of us is Lying, One of Us is Next, I was disappointed by this one. Too many characters and jumping back and forth, choppy plot line, too many unfilled holes. Not a bad book but not a good one either.

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OriginalCyn620
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I‘m a McManus fan and this YA mystery/thriller didn‘t disappoint! There were some twists at the end that I didn‘t see coming.

#bookspinbingo This was my #bookspin for this month!

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 4mo
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OriginalCyn620
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The tagged book is my #bookspin for this month, and Behind Every Lie is my #doublespin. Very excited to read these two!

TheAromaofBooks I really like these ominous covers together!! 5mo
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bthegood
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Mehso-so

This was a good book, it held my interest and moved at a good pace - it gets a so-so because the ending was a little “Scooby Doo“ - if it weren't for you meddling kids....

#20in4 readathon thx for hosting @Andrew65 - reached my goal of finishing this book

Make a great day everyone.

MatchlessMarie 😂 love that description 5mo
Andrew65 Well done 👏👏👏 5mo
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TravelsWithBooks
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bthegood
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#WondrousWednesday @Eggs
Thanks for the tag @TheSpineView

1. 3 - all books #CurrentlyReading
2. I've never set a yearly number - just enjoy reading when and as much as I can
3. No auto-buys/borrows but slow down and look at any Stephen King novel that I have not read yet
4. My family and friends

Anyone reading feel free to join in - make a great day everyone.

Eggs Thanks for joining in 🥳☀️📚👏🏻 5mo
TheSpineView You're welcome! 🤗 5mo
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SW-T
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McManus fan and this one didn‘t disappoint. Enjoyed this twisty mystery with a murder tossed in. Several old crimes are also brought to light by three cousins who are basically ordered to spend the summer working for their grandmother over a memorable summer.

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BriannaT
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My first read in so long! This story is about three cousins working for their extremely wealthy grandmother, trying to work out why she disinherited their parents long ago. I‘m used to McManus‘ books revolving around a murder, but this one is more of a mystery with murder woven in. I don‘t want to give away too much! A good example of “everything is not what it seems.”

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Andrea313
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Cate Blanchett does double duty in Jim Jarmusch's Coffee and Cigarettes, playing both a highly polished version of herself as well as her hard-edged, resentful cousin Shelly who have an awkward meet-up in a hotel lobby. If you love her dual performances as much as I do, you might also like McManus's book- another story of cousins meeting and engaging in family drama. #CateBlanchett #Movie2BookRecs @Klou

Klou Brilliant!! 7mo
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MatchlessMarie
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June Wrap Up

12 books altogether and I snagged a bingo at the last minute including my #BookSpin and #DoubleSpin picks for the month woohoo 🥳 Also realizing I am a sucker for these Karen M. McManus books they are oddly like comfort reads to me. 🙃 #BookSpinBingo

TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! Great month!!! 7mo
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MaleficentBookDragon
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Bailedbailed

I really tried to like this book. I loved One of Us is Lying. I know it‘s me, not the book. I‘m just not in a YA mood.
I got bored really fast. I only made it about 75 pages in.
I‘m bailing on this #doublespin from April. I may revisit it another time, but for now it‘s off my #TBR list.

Screenshot from SNL.

https://youtu.be/JE4VdrKf40s

KristenDuck The Cousins was definitely not as good as One of Us is Lying 7mo
Hooked_on_books I loved One of Us is Lying. Then I read her next book, which was not the sequel, and hated it. It was so bad I won‘t read her again. So it may not be you. 7mo
Roary47 Oh man I just bought this one. I normally like YA so hopefully will still like it. 😅 7mo
TheAromaofBooks At least it's off the list!! 7mo
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KristenDuck
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Mehso-so

Three cousins, Milly, Aubrey and Jonah, are invited to meet the wealthy grandmother they never knew.

But why would grandchildren never have met their grandmother?

Because years ago, she disinherited her own children, and now this may be the opportunity to finally get back in her good graces.

Before even arriving, someone is lying, and soon enough, more secrets are uncovered. Overall, a decent read. I definitely preferred One of Us is Lying.

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emmaturi
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I enjoyed this one, but not as good as her other books. There are two timelines, one with the cousins on the island in the present and the other with their parents with the story of how the disinheritance came about. It kept me thinking and didn't figure out the ending!

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emmaturi
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This was a good read, it wasn't as good as her earlier books. A decent thriller to keep you guessing until the end. I do like how all the book covers match each other. I

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CourtSmall
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Book 118/2021. Finished 21/5/21. ⭐️⭐️⭐️

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ElizaMarie
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I started (and finished this one) earlier this month --- super behind on my updates this month! Anyway I totally enjoyed it. It kept me guessing and had enough suspense so to keep me super engaged!

#BookSpinBingo
@TheAromaOfBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 8mo
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Ravenpuff
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The elements of the mystery came together very nicely. Kind of took me by surprise, but made sense in the end. It also had good messages on family and the power money can have on people. I don‘t know if there will be a sequel. If there is, the ending is a good segue into it.

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kaykay521
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Solid YA mystery about a group of cousins sent to spend the summer working at the island resort of the grandmother they‘ve never met. Had a couple twists I didn‘t anticipate, enjoyable ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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samanthagutt
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Mehso-so

Like most of the other readers, I read this because I loved One of Us is Lying, but this book was really lackluster in comparison. The plot twists weren‘t very exciting and the whole idea around this story was a little silly. If you like YA mysteries/thrillers I would definitely recommend One of Us is Lying over this book.

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TheLudicReader
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Tagged by @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego
1. I read lots of YA, tho this year it‘s been more difficult because I‘m not reading in class because I only get to see my kids in person half time.
2. My most recently read YA is the tagged book, but it wasn‘t my favourite. I recommend Concrete Rose by Angie Thomas
3. Young, 14-18, first person narrator with a relatable theme are the hallmarks of YA for me
Tagging @ShelleyBooksie @Moonprismpower @Cuilin

Moonprismpower Yes! Love it. I couldn‘t get into the Cousins either. I‘ve actually been looking at your book suggestions so I‘ve borrowed The Short History of the Girl Next Door on audio. 🙂 (edited) 9mo
TheLudicReader @Moonprismpower The Short History of the Girl Next Door is sooooooooo good. I can‘t wait to hear what you think. As for The Cousins, it was okay, but I loved One of Us is Lying, so it was a bit of a let down after that. 9mo
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MyNamesParadise
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Mehso-so

Between a pick and so-so for me. I felt the author relied on the same tropes throughout the novel. I thought the whole premise was ridiculous but I enjoyed the characters enough that it kept me reading. I like this author and will read her other books, (I read One of Us is Lying previously). Just a quick enjoyable enough read if you like YA mysteries/thrillers.

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Family first- always, right?
Karen McManus does it again! Another good thriller ❤️ Won‘t say much so that I don‘t spoil anything, but WOW! Did not see that ending coming!

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FantasyChick
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As usual, McManus gives us a fun little YA thriller. Mystery, intrigue and completely over the top twists that are a bit on highly unbelievable side but it's quick and fun to listen to.

#bookspinbingo @TheAromaofBooks

cleoh I love the audiobooks! They‘re so fun. 10mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 10mo
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JenlovesJT47
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I‘ve enjoyed all of Karen McManus‘s previous books and was really looking forward to this. It‘s a slightly different type of mystery than her other books, but still quite enjoyable. It‘s a fast read with lots of twists and turns and family drama. 4⭐️

tracey38 I enjoyed this one a little more than her previous ones as well. 10mo
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FantasyChick
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I have so many in-progress books that I want to finish up and I'm hoping to get at least half of them finished over #MarvelousMarch

#readathon @Andrew65

Andrew65 Great to have you with us. Good luck. 😊👍 Good book choices. 10mo
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Eggs
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I finished this yesterday and give it a Pick! This is my 4th McManus and I‘ve enjoyed all. Family secrets and mysteries with some fun twists-hard to put down!

#bookspinbingo @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Yay!! 11mo
magyklyXdelish I just bought this one the other day at a second hand book store. Can‘t wait to dig in! 11mo
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Eggs @magyklyXdelish Enjoy!! 11mo
tracey38 I enjoyed this one as well! 11mo
Eggs @tracey38 yay 🙌🏻 11mo
Eggs I think you‘ll like it💕 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks (edited) 11mo
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Finished “The Russian Cage” at lunch and immediately started in on this one. I was super-excited to see a new Karen McManus on the shelf! 😍🙌🏻 #thecousins #karenmcmanus

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TheLudicReader
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This is my third book by this author. I think as a YA mystery it has a lot to recommend it. Three cousins come to spend the summer on an island off the East Coast, summoned by their grandmother who 24 years earlier had cut all ties with their parents.

MyNamesParadise This is on my to-read list! Waiting for it from the library. 11mo
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CoffeeK8
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I really enjoyed this thrilling book about 3 teenage cousins, who are going to meet their grandmother for the first time. As the cousins arrive at their grandmother's island, they must confront family secrets, hidden identities, forbidden love and a possible murderer while trying to decide why their grandmother has refused to meet with them before now.

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marleed
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This is an odd pick for me. Although I think the resolution of the mystery driving the plot is all sorts of wonky, I still enjoyed the book. I liked how the 3 similarly-aged first cousins got together years after briefly meeting as grade-schoolers, and I liked them. Experiencing Milly, Aubrey, and JT discover their family history was interesting.

Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick I love the background you used! I have something similar on my phone for those times my brother asks how we're related to someone. 🤣 11mo
bthegood thx for the review - it is on my TBR - 11mo
marleed @Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick Haha. Both my in-laws and my daughter‘s in-laws have nieces and nephews older than aunts and uncles. So that ‘are we second cousins or first cousins once removed‘ convo comes up often - lol! 11mo
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marleed @bthegood I hope you have fun reading! I enjoy this author! 11mo
Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick Yes! My father is the youngest of 15, my mother the oldest of 6. My great-grandmother remarried and we also have extended family so my brother defaulted to me, especially when he encounters our unique last name. 11mo
marleed @Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick Youngest of 15! You must have piles of cousins! 11mo
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Alfrazier21
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A YA thriller that actually kept me intrigued throughout the whole story. I gave this one ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ as it did keep me guessing!

#YA #Thriller #2020ReadingGoals

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Ravenpuff
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I was so excited when I saw she came out with another book. My sister noticed my excitement and bought it for me as a Christmas present. Will let you know how it is. #mystery #YA

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StuckOnChapter13
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I loved the multiple perspectives and appreciated that we also used one of the main four siblings to go back to the past. I would have really enjoyed using each of the main four siblings' perspectives for the four times we get a glimpse at the past especially since Anders and Adam have both super intimidating personalities. I really appreciated Jonah arc, I thought that help the plot get interesting. This book wasn't it for me.

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StuckOnChapter13
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. I loved the idea of this isolated island and the twisted family dynamic. I thought all three protagonists were a pretty decent teen representation but the fact that a lot of the novel has teenage angst that shifts from the main plot makes it hard to keep the suspense of the mystery. The fact that this is a murder mystery and murder is only discussed halfway through really bugged me.

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TheRomantiCate
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This book was so dang good!! Twists after twists after twists!! The setting was fantastic, the main characters are engaging, and climax and reveal is perfection, along with that final cliffhanger gasp moment! I can‘t rate this one high enough!!
🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

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StuckOnChapter13
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I‘m not someone that is able to ditch a book but I‘m halfway through and now they are talking about murder.

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Arvena
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I love Karen McManus books! I love the way she writes :)
Dark family secrets, lies and twists.
Vibrant, entertaining and compelling read!
Can't wait for “You'll Be the Death of Me“ :)

Mavey @Arvena What's your favorite McManus book?😀 Was The Cousins better than the One Of Us Is Lying Series? 11mo
Arvena @Mavey I really liked all her books, honestly, I can't decide :) 11mo
Mavey @Arvena Guess Okay🤗Guess I should try this too! 11mo
Twainy I also enjoyed this book. I think it was an extra book in an Illumicrate. 11mo
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Cathyloves2read
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I read this book because it was a selection for a book club that I belong to. I probably would have never read it otherwise, but I am so glad that I did. It is a murder mystery that is interesting and fast paced. This is going to sound funny, but it is good in a “Scooby Doo“ kind of way. Read it, and you will know what I mean. Again, I am so glad that I took a chance on this book. I really enjoyed it, and recommend it.

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MidnightBookGirl
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So many twists, we really enjoyed discussing them at book club (including some of our more crazy theories we had while reading The Cousins). I am definitely a fan of Mcmanus, and this book just solidified that.

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Katies_always_booked
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4⭐️

Milly, Aubrey, and Jonah Story are cousins, but they barely know each another, and they've never even. Rich and reclusive, she disinherited their parents before they were born. So when they each receive a letter inviting them to work at her island resort for the summer, they're surprised . . . and curious.

Mysterious and fast paced I enjoyed my first read by the author. I‘ve had her others on my TBR for forever.

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danimgill
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Mehso-so

This was a decent YA mystery but nowhere near as gripping or urgent-feeling as her first book. I liked the characters and wanted to find out the answers to the mysteries in their family's past but I never found myself truly wrapped up in the plot.