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Plain Bad Heroines
Plain Bad Heroines | Emily M Danforth
"Brimming from start to finish with sly humor and gothic mischief. Brilliant." -- SARAH WATERSThe award-winning author of The Miseducation of Cameron Post makes her adult debut with this highly imaginative and original horror-comedy centered around a cursed New England boarding school for girls--a wickedly whimsical celebration of the art of storytelling, sapphic love, and the rebellious female spirit.Our story begins in 1902, at The Brookhants School for Girls. Flo and Clara, two impressionable students, are obsessed with each other and with a daring young writer named Mary MacLane, the author of a scandalous bestselling memoir. To show their devotion to Mary, the girls establish their own private club and call it The Plain Bad Heroine Society. They meet in secret in a nearby apple orchard, the setting of their wildest happiness and, ultimately, of their macabre deaths. This is where their bodies are later discovered with a copy of Mary's book splayed beside them, the victims of a swarm of stinging, angry yellow jackets. Less than five years later, The Brookhants School for Girls closes its doors forever--but not before three more people mysteriously die on the property, each in a most troubling way. Over a century later, the now abandoned and crumbling Brookhants is back in the news when wunderkind writer, Merritt Emmons, publishes a breakout book celebrating the queer, feminist history surrounding the "haunted and cursed" Gilded-Age institution. Her bestselling book inspires a controversial horror film adaptation starring celebrity actor and lesbian it girl Harper Harper playing the ill-fated heroine Flo, opposite B-list actress and former child star Audrey Wells as Clara. But as Brookhants opens its gates once again, and our three modern heroines arrive on set to begin filming, past and present become grimly entangled--or perhaps just grimly exploited--and soon it's impossible to tell where the curse leaves off and Hollywood begins. A story within a story within a story and featuring black-and-white period illustrations, Plain Bad Heroines is a devilishly haunting, modern masterwork of metafiction that manages to combine the ghostly sensibility of Sarah Waters with the dark imagination of Marisha Pessl and the sharp humor and incisive social commentary of Curtis Sittenfeld into one laugh-out-loud funny, spellbinding, and wonderfully luxuriant read.--Joe Hill, New York Times bestselling author of The Fireman
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LiteraryLona
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I first tried listening to this one, and didn‘t care for it. One of my friends absolutely loved it, so I tried again with the paper version. It is fantastic! There are footnotes scattered throughout, and I think that really threw me off while listening to it. The book does not disappoint!

shanaqui Oof, yeah, I can imagine this one is weird in audio! 2w
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kimmypete1
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Bailedbailed

I gave this a try for Fountain Bookstores Sci-Fi Book Club, but it‘s really just not for me. DNF @ 28%

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emmaturi
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My latest book haul!

readordierachel Nice! 👏🏼 2mo
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KathyWheeler
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I‘m having issues concentrating today so I‘ve been switching back and forth between Plain Bad Heroines, Plaid and Plagiarism, Real Queer America, Rage Becomes Her, Dear Mrs. Bird, and The Fruit of the Tree. Rage Becomes Her was, frankly, enraging me, so I had to put it down. I was off today and did nothing but read.

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brittanythebookdragon
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It‘s like a haunted tale meets Hollywood meets your favorite story. A total page turner with an ending that will leave you wanting more.

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Nalbuque
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I had a slow start w this one, but once you get to know the characters it takes off. Rly good atmospheric horror moments, altho not enough imo. Lots of flirtatious scenes which I loved. it gives you all the right feels when you‘ve grown up queer and kinda confused - but the story is not abt being queer or coming out or whatever. Rly rly good. Coulda been two books- or could have a sequel (tho this is wishful thinking). I‘ll prob re-read it ❤️‍🔥

IndoorDame Amazing illustrations! 3mo
Nalbuque @IndoorDame they were great! I was listening on audio and actually bought the physical book just for the pictures 😍I do wish there were more though! 3mo
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TheKidUpstairs
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I finished one more title yesterday for #NewYearWhoDis. This was a deliciously slow build Gothic, with just the right amount of creepy horror. I found it difficult at first to get used to the rhythm of the multiple storylines, but the narrative voice was so much fun that it was always enjoyable. And once the Hollywood storyline came to Brookhants, I couldn't put it down.

Thanks again @monalyisha for such a great #NYWD22

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TheKidUpstairs
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My kids have Covid. The oldest had a bit of a cough for half a day, the middle has a nasty cough that takes his breath away but no fever, and my littlest is miserable with a fever but no cough. So I've got a warm toddler basically attached to me and five days of isolation ahead. Thankful for my Kobo for easy one handed reading!

Read-y_Picker Oh my goodness that sucks! Wishing everyone a speedy recovery! Courage!
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SeaToSkyes Hopefully everyone feels better soon! 3mo
AmyG Oy. Hope everyone is well soon. 3mo
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DivineDiana So sorry. Sending healing wishes for all. ❤️ 3mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Oh no. I hope they all feel better soon. Don't forget to take care of yourself too. 💗💗 3mo
Jas16 I hope everyone feels better soon! 3mo
Blerdgal_Fenix Get well soon to the kiddos!! I would never wish Covid on kids. It‘s terrible 😢 also take some time for yourself - caregiving is tiring 3mo
candority Oh no! I hope everyone gets well soon! 3mo
Cupcake12 Hope everyone feels better soon xx 3mo
DaveGreen7777 Hope you all feel better soon! 3mo
SantieWantie Wishing all of them a speedy recovery ❤️💜 3mo
marleed Ohh, I‘m so sorry. I hope everything is quickly resolved. 3mo
Bookzombie I hope everyone feels better soon! 3mo
TheKidUpstairs @Blerdgal_Fenix luckily is does seem to be a pretty mild case for these guys. I'm guessing that by the end of our isolation period we'll be dealing with more stir-crazy than Covid symptoms! Thank you for your well wishes. I'm going to try and take time for myself, but it's always harder with 5 people stuck in one small house! 3mo
LeahBergen Oh no! Sending ❤️❤️❤️ 3mo
MaureenMc Good luck and wishes for a speedy recovery for all. 💗 3mo
mrp27 Oh no! Hoping for a speedy recovery for everyone. 3mo
kathedron Eek! Get well soon, everyone. 3mo
TheKidUpstairs @Bookzombie @LeahBergen @MaureenMc @mrp27 @kathedron thank you all for the well wishes 💗💗💗 3mo
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TheKidUpstairs
Plain Bad Heroines | Emily M Danforth
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I'm currently reading the tagged, and when I went to shelve books in the juvenile section at my library on Thursday, the first book I pulled out was about Yellow-jackets. Cue me being creeped out for the rest of the night. 😧😨😧😨😧😨 If you've read it, you know.

#NewYearWhoDis #NYWD22 @monalyisha

monalyisha I had literal nightmares. 😂 Sincerely sorry about this! But also…#notsorry. 🙈 4mo
Lindy I know! 4mo
monalyisha Oh, fun fact: the town where this takes place is one of my absolute favorite places. It‘s about 25-30 minutes from where I live & it‘s where I always head for the perfect beach day. 4mo
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mcipher It was super creepy and the end felt so abrupt - which made it more unsettling 4mo
TheKidUpstairs @monalyisha I'm about half way through, and honestly it's the perfect amount of creepy for me! Makes my skin crawl, but I can still sleep at night 😂😂😂 4mo
monalyisha @TheKidUpstairs I‘ve never been stung by a bee before, so I have an irrational fear…and fascination. 🙈 One of my favorite movies of all time is My Girl. 🐝 4mo
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KelsiTaylor
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Book 1 of 2022☑️
I truly don‘t know if I actually understand what happened in this book but I kind of like that the ending seems up to each reader‘s interpretation. The dynamic between Merritt, Audrey, and Harper is a bit confusing but overall fun to watch unfold.

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MaleficentBookDragon
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The #manpanion did good for my #jolabokaflod books and chocolates this year.

Avanders 👏🏽👏🏽♥️ 5mo
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MaleficentBookDragon
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Great Christmas for books. I love all my gifts.
#jolabokaflodswap #creepychristmas #manpanion

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Kangaj1
Plain Bad Heroines | Emily M Danforth
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Pixel decided to jump in the photo at the last minute. This book was my December #bookspin. A queer story within a story within a story, illustrations, footnotes, and a broken fourth wall - this was 5 stars for me! @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 5mo
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Zuhkeeyah
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“It‘s a terrible story and one way to tell it is this: two girls in love and a fog of wasps cursed the place forever after.”

Halfway through and fully creeped out. I heard a buzzing in my kitchen last night thanks to a random beetle but my first thought was a wasp.

@ShyBookOwl

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AshleyKorinE
Plain Bad Heroines | Emily M Danforth
Mehso-so

This book was just entirely to long. Set in multiple time lines in 1902 and today about a school for girls and the tragedy that happened there with girls who love girls. The characters from the past are really the only ones I was interested in. Today's set with a famous actress and an author who wants to finish Capote's unfinished novel just bored me. It was also about a famous memoir that didn't add a lot to the story. Overall I was bored.

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Hooked_on_books
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Bailedbailed

I‘m almost at the halfway point and I‘m all done. There‘s only one storyline (of too many) that I‘m finding interesting and there‘s just too many winks at the reader. I suspected this might be my reaction to this one, so I‘m glad I went with the library for it.

TrishB I loved this one 😁 7mo
Avanders I had largely the same reaction that you did… bailed around the halfway point. 🤷🏽‍♀️ 7mo
Hooked_on_books @TrishB 😆👍🏼 7mo
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ImperfectCJ
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Mehso-so

This is a novel that doesn't quite live up to its promise. The dialogue never quite gels, the foundation of the scary story feels unstable to me, and the pacing seems unnecessarily slow and bogged down with parenthetical asides and footnotes. I read the whole book (combo of audio and hardcover) but was never able to get into the story enough to get scared. I wish the audiobook narrator had sung the school songs to the tune described in the book.

ImperfectCJ Not a theme read, but with 12 hours for three readathons, that's 365 pts for #TeamSlaughter #scarathlon #screamathon #LittenListen #bookspinbingo 7mo
Linsy Good to know! Ive been considering this one... 7mo
ImperfectCJ Also, if you're running through the woods in Rhode Island as much as these characters are, you're going to be covered in ticks. Maybe the curse is really Lyme disease. 7mo
ImperfectCJ And I forgot! This is my #doublespin for October. @TheAromaofBooks 7mo
TheAromaofBooks LOL your comment about ticks got me 😂 7mo
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ImperfectCJ
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I know authors like this image, but do they really mean to imply that the character is smoking an unfiltered cigarette? Because this doesn't happen with a cigarette that has a filter. I mean, maybe it's one the character rolled herself, but based on other descriptions, if this was the case, the author totally would have pointed it out. And yes, I realize that I'm acting like Merritt.

ImperfectCJ @jen_the_scribe I'm not doubting the existence of unfiltered cigarettes or the phenomenon of tobacco on one's lip while smoking them, just that this particular character would be smoking an unfiltered cigarette. Also, I wonder how easy unfiltered would be to get in LA, where this particular character is. Just seems like a cutesy thing the author did without thinking, or maybe like an affectation by the character, which is a possibility. 7mo
jen_the_scribe @ImperfectCJ Ahh I see what you mean. See I didn‘t know unfiltered cigarettes were a thing until I looked it up lol I thought if they weren‘t filtered, they were rolled. 7mo
ImperfectCJ @jen_the_scribe I didn't phrase my original comment well. I only know about unfiltered cigarettes because my grandpa used to smoke Camel unfiltereds. Then he tried to slow down his smoking by rolling his own, which didn't work well because while he smoked one, he'd roll a bunch so always had a stash. Seemed a decent idea in theory, though. 7mo
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Megabooks Not to be contrarian, and possibly because I was an uncoordinated smoker, I got tobacco on my lips from filtered cigarettes. Generally when pulling them out of the pack if I didn‘t notice there was loose tobacco prior to putting it in my mouth. But I do have specific memories of it (like I can still taste it), and I‘ve only ever smoked filtered. 7mo
ImperfectCJ @Megabooks Well, there you go. I don't remember it ever happening to me with filtered cigarettes (unless maybe it was a pack that got quite crushed), only unfiltered. I should know better than to assume that my individual experience is necessarily universal. :-) It is a cool image, though, and I can see why authors use it, regardless of how common it is in real life. 7mo
Megabooks Agree that it is a cool image. And you‘re probably just more observant than I am or maybe I‘m messier than you. 😉🚬 7mo
ImperfectCJ @Megabooks It's also been a million years since I smoked, so I might be remembering wrong. ;-) 7mo
Ruthiella That definitely happens when smoking is unfiltered or rolled cigarettes. Tobacco companies started adding filters to their cigarettes sometimes in the mid 20th century. 7mo
ImperfectCJ @Ruthiella This was in the 21st-century storyline, so definitely post-filter, although I assume unfiltered cigarettes are still available for sale pre-rolled and one could always roll their own sans filter (but I don't think this character was doing that). 7mo
Megabooks Yeah, it‘s been about 10 years for me, but sometimes I still miss it. ☹️ It‘s one of those things I wish I had never tried! 7mo
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ImperfectCJ
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A story set in 1902 with a character using a term that wasn't coined until 1908. Small thing, but it's nice to be able to point to a specific thing to support my feeling that the people in the 1902 storyline are acting a little too modern.

nocto Oh yeah, this stuff is annoying, I know I can't really blame authors for not fact checking every single term but a book has to be good to get past it. “Iockdown“ in Second World War England was annoying me in something recently as it wasn't used like that until the 1970s.
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GingerAntics That‘s annoying. 7mo
Megabooks Yeah, I‘m guessing that comes from radio, which probably was only coming into use in 1908. 🤷🏻‍♀️ good catch! 7mo
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ImperfectCJ @nocto If the author isn't checking, then the editor should be. At least in an ideal world, which I suppose there's no evidence to suggest ours is. ;-) 7mo
ImperfectCJ @Megabooks I sometimes suspect I would enjoy books more if I didn't catch these things. Although maybe I wouldn't be reading close enough to enjoy them deeply. 🤔 Probably a catch-22. 7mo
Butterfinger I can never hear the word shimmy without thinking of you. You have taught me so much. 7mo
ImperfectCJ @Butterfinger Perhaps being insufferable and pedantic is my key to immortality. 😉 7mo
Larkken Good catch! 7mo
ravenlee I always wonder about the use of “okay,” as I‘m fairly certain that‘s a term from the early twentieth century and I find it in a LOT of historical settings. I haven‘t researched it, but I remember reading somewhere it was a world wars-era coinage… 7mo
ImperfectCJ @ravenlee Merriam-Webster actually has first usage of OK as an adjective at 1839, which is earlier than I would have thought. I might need to ask for online OED access for my birthday this year so I can get more details about this kind of thing. :-) 7mo
ravenlee Interesting - although the historical romances still probably shouldn‘t be using it. I really need to use my OED more. It‘s just become part of the background. 7mo
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Well-ReadNeck
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SilverShanica
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Mehso-so

A decent psychological thriller. Lots of twists, with nothing being what you thought it was. A little jumpy, going back and forth between different characters and time periods.

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magyklyXdelish
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I had so much fun reading this. It was filled with so much wit, humor, heart and hella queer characters. Plus with the story within a story within a story, illustrations and FOOTNOTES I was just blissfully happy the whole time.

Until the end. The ending just wasn‘t as satisfying as the journey. It just felt kind of abrupt and left some things hanging.

This was my #BookSpin for August

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 8mo
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LeslieO
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This chunkster clocks in at just over 600 pages. I‘m ready for some big books now that I‘ve met my GoodReads goal. Also on my list are: The Splendid and the Vile and The Heart‘s Invisible Furies. #FallTreasures #Over500Pages

Eggs Pretty pic❤️🖤 8mo
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magyklyXdelish
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I‘m really loving this so far. There‘s so many layers to this and stories within stories. I love the pictures and FOOTNOTES I‘m a sucker for footnotes 😍 I‘m truly having a blast with this one ♥️

sharread You would like Jay Kristoff. His books are awesome. He has one coming out Empire of the Vampires and I'm drooling over it. 9mo
magyklyXdelish @sharread is he the one that co authored the illuminae series? I still have to finish the last one that I started a couple months back. If so, I did like the 2 I finished and I will have to look into this recommendation 🙂🙂🙂 9mo
magyklyXdelish @sharread I just read the synopsis of the empire of the vampire on goodreads plus jay‘s own review of it and I‘m stoked. It looks fucking awesome! 9mo
sharread @magyklyXdelish 💗💗💗 9mo
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magyklyXdelish
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Starting this chunkster with Fat Butt for company 🐈‍⬛

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SilverShanica
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I am posting one book per day from my to-be-read collection. No description and providing no reason for wanting to read it, I just do. Some will be old, some will be new - don‘t judge me I have a lot of books.
Join the fun if you want. This is day 223.
#bookstoread
#tbrpile
#bookstagram

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AkashaVampie
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Needing something different. I'm not really a horror girl but hoping I like this. Reading and 🎧 tonight.

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RaeLovesToRead
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Mehso-so

I finished Plain Bad Heroines last night and was left feeling unsatisfied. The wrap up didn't make a whole lot of sense and I never felt I had a grasp of the characters' feelings, motivations or personalities.

This was certainly a fun and frolicsome romp, with a gothic feel to it, but for me, it didn't go any deeper than that.

⭐⭐⭐ Rounding up to 3 stars for enjoyment.

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rjsthumbelina
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I'm not exaggerating when I say this is one of my all-time favorite books. This was perfection. The narrator's tone was perfect for the story. The different storylines managed to be complex and intricate without ever getting confusing. The gothic atmosphere was absolutely on point. And though there were a lot of characters, each one was so uniquely defined that I never struggled to understand who was who.

TrishB I loved this one ♥️ 10mo
rjsthumbelina @TrishB I'm obsessed! 10mo
rjsthumbelina This one counts for the #chunksterchallenge2021 @Amiable 617 pages! I plowed through it in a week 10mo
Amiable Nice job! 👍🏼 10mo
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RaeLovesToRead
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Current reads: Plain, Bad Heroines is super intriguing. Not sure where it's heading, but at the halfway mark I'm still wanting to turn the pages.

Muse of Nightmares is taking me a while to get back into. At the end of Strange the Dreamer, things built to dramatic climax and the dust is still settling. I'm hoping that there's more story or action to come.

As for Oathbringer, I'm pretty naffed off with Dalinar so we'll have to see how it goes 🤨🤨

TrishB Loved Plain Bad Heroines 👍🏻 10mo
RaeLovesToRead @TrishB I'm loving it so far 😊 (although I'm not a fan of Merritt!) 10mo
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K.Wielechowski
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Mehso-so

Disclaimer: I don‘t really read gothic horror so it might be a genre thing.
I really wanted to like this book but my feelings are lukewarm at best. The gothic horror parts were fantastic, lots things that my own imagination uses to scare me, but many of the characters were difficult to care about and the ending didn‘t feel complete, like a lot of things were left hanging that I wanted wrapped up.
I did appreciate all the lgbtq characters in it.

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K.Wielechowski
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I wanted to read something featuring lgbtq+ characters for Pride not realizing the next on my TBR list fit the bill. This is the first book I‘ve read with a nonbinary character with they/them pronouns. I was surprised and delighted to come across them. 🏳️‍🌈

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underground_bks
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A centuries-old curse, generations of queer women, and a haunted Hollywood set are the branches upon which hangs this slow and swarming, menacing and mesmerizing yellow jacket nest of a novel. Some pacing issues near the end and a somewhat less than satisfying reveal knock this down from 5 stars for me, but I still savored every page I spent in the deliciously fleshed-out world of this queer gothic novel.

underground_bks Read for Bookland June Challenge—Horror: Special Feature 11mo
nelehelen I loved this one!! 11mo
TrishB I loved this one 👍🏻 11mo
underground_bks @TrishB & @nelehelen me too! I was enjoying just chilling with all the characters and enjoying the creepy setting! 11mo
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kera_11
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Mehso-so

None of the heroines in this book are particularly plain or bad, and although all 5 of the main heroines aren‘t straight (yay), the author is extremely shy about lesbian interactions, leaving much to be desired. The plot continually builds and then never reaches a climax, a very ambiguous ending.

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shanaqui
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Mehso-so

Hm. I don't think this worked for me, in the end. I'm not sure whether anything could have quite paid off all those vague hints, but it felt pretty prosaic in the end.

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K.Wielechowski
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My local library‘s summer reading program starts tomorrow and I‘ve got my stack ready! My goal is to get through the whole thing by the end and then some. Happy reading!!

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WhatWouldJaneDo
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Had my first haircut since the pandemic and went to my local coffee shop to read and enjoy the sun. Long weekend off to a strong start!

BookishTrish This seems so normal and yet so decadent 12mo
WhatWouldJaneDo @BookishTrish yes! I feel like I had a whole spa day and I was only out for about two hours total. 12mo
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Kalalalatja
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Mehso-so

This didn‘t grab me the way I had hoped it would. I found it hard to follow the story, different time lines and characters, and I don‘t if that is because I listened to it or because of the book itself. It might just be me, too. 🤷‍♀️

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WhatWouldJaneDo
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My hubs got me the hardback of Plain Bad Heroines for Xmas and omg is it just a freaking gorgeous book. I also have it on audio so I'm trying out reading and listening as well (not simultaneously) but I'm so glad I have this one in hardcopy, the illustrations and footnotes make it such an experience.

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MsRadioSilence
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I finished this one a while ago. I loved the story up until the end, where it just kinda... stopped? A wild, wonderful ride until then, but I wish there was more of a finale.

#quaranreads #lgbt

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RaeLovesToRead
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It's reading weather today ☔🌧

rockpools You‘re not kidding 💨💨💧 12mo
RaeLovesToRead @rockpools I don't think I'll be going out for a walk any time soon 😄😒 12mo
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shanaqui
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I use Beeminder (full disclosure: not only do I work for them, I'm their head of support) to track my reading and today this graph jumped! I think I've caught on to what they're doing but I feel bad for Audrey being so awfully off-balance, and for how they're manipulating Merritt...

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RaeLovesToRead
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I have high hopes for this one. Love a book that starts with a map 😍

AkashaVampie Love the bookmark 12mo
RaeLovesToRead @AkashaVampie Thanks 😊😁 12mo
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my.books.in.squares
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😍😍😍

TrishB Loved this one 👍🏻 12mo
my.books.in.squares @TrishB ohh good to know. I'm really looking forward to it. ☺️ 12mo
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TrishB
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Everyone went to bed over an hour ago and I stayed up to finish this! I loved it, funny, creepy, sarcy and a few too many wasps (insect kind 🐝) but completely loved the story and the two timelines.
@Reggie I think you‘ll like this one!

Kalalalatja I really need to give this another go. I tried to read in in November, I think, but couldn‘t wrap my mind around it then. But it sounds like a great book 🙌 12mo
TrishB @Kalalalatja sometimes it‘s just not the right moment. I thought this was fun, like a 1980s horror film 😁 12mo
Megabooks Sometimes it‘s wonderful to stay up reading! 12mo
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Oryx Oh, looove an 80s horror film. Stacked! 12mo
Reggie I‘ve had my eye on it. I heard the author on the books in the freezer podcast and she sounded really nice. I‘m glad you liked it TrishB. I‘ll probably pick it up next time I see it. 12mo
BkClubCare LOL at the wasps clarification 😊 12mo
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RaeLovesToRead
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Me: I'm going to try and clear some space on my bookshelves this month by reading books I'm unlikely to keep. That way all shall be tidy...

*DING DONG*

Me: YAY MY NEW BOOK HAUL HAS ARRIVED!!!!!!!!!!!

charl08 😂😂 12mo
Yuki_Onna 🤣😁🤣 12mo
TrishB Those are all great books though 😁 12mo
RaeLovesToRead @TrishB I can't wait to read them!! 😁 12mo
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Larkken
Plain Bad Heroines | Emily M Danforth
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I loved this when I was in the story (the tongue-in-cheek footnotes! The play on the bury-your-gays trope! The gothic tension!) but many of those things, and the back and forth in time aspect to the plot, pulled me out of the story, too.
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TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 13mo
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Plain Bad Heroines | Emily M Danforth
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4-4-21: My 34th finished book of 2021! Wow, this book was great! 1902 Rhode Island, the Brookhants School for Girls is experiencing some terrible trouble, they say the school and land surrounding it are cursed. In present day Hollywood, a movie is being made about the school and the girls and the curse. What happens when those worlds collide...⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 👍🏼📖#️⃣3️⃣4️⃣

TrishB Definitely a future read 👍🏻 13mo
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“In the language of the day, Miss Brookhants was a young widow and Miss Trills was her devoted companion. Her very, very dear friend. Her confidante.
Her bestie.*
*But, like, with benefits.” Pg. 111

Yet again, after this super gruesome death, and I‘m laughing?? I love this book already and there‘s over 500 pages left.

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TW: AWFUL DEATH

“At some point Flo must have charged toward Clara, presumably to help her, and was at once wrapped in her own cloak of yellow jackets. And Charles---of course, fucking Charles---ran away.” Pg. 15

It‘s this really gruesome part and Danforth is just gonna make me laugh like that??

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