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The Mary Shelley Club
The Mary Shelley Club | Goldy Moldavsky
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New York Times-bestselling author Goldy Moldavsky delivers a deliciously twisty YA thriller that's Scream meets Karen McManus about a mysterious club with an obsession for horror. When it comes to horror movies, the rules are clear: x Avoid abandoned buildings, warehouses, and cabins at all times. x Stay together: dont split up, not even just to check something out. x If theres a murderer on the loose, do not make out with anyone. If only surviving in real life were this easy... New girl Rachel Chavez turns to horror movies for comfort, preferring stabby serial killers and homicidal dolls to the bored rich kids of Manhattan Prep...and to certain memories shed preferred to keep buried. Then Rachel is recruited by the Mary Shelley Club, a mysterious society of students who orchestrate Fear Tests, elaborate pranks inspired by urban legends and movie tropes. At first, Rachel embraces the power that comes with reckless pranking. But as the Fear Tests escalate, the competition turns deadly, and its clear Rachel is playing a game she cant afford to lose.
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bthegood
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Rachel is attacked and kills her attacker. A year later she is at a new school and joins this club - supposedly a horror fan club, but really they play cruel “pranks“ on people that they feel have wronged them. Rachel as MC is too flawed for me - constant thought of how bad she feels for defending herself but joins a club that hurts others the way she was - none of the characters are very likable. 25% in and I'm out -

Make a great day everyone 🍂

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bthegood
The Mary Shelley Club | Goldy Moldavsky
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Enjoying everything I'm reading right now - making progress on some #BookSpinBingo @TheAromaofBooks
Not sure any of the books I am currently reading will fit into #Autumnbingo2022 @Ann_Reads so I may have to pick some later that do (some nice cozy holiday reads) --

Make a great day everyone -🍂

Ann_Reads Great progress! Your bingo card looks great. 2w
bthegood @Ann_Reads thx and thx for hosting😊 2w
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! Looks great!! 2w
bthegood @TheAromaofBooks 👍and thx for hosting - 2w
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bthegood
The Mary Shelley Club | Goldy Moldavsky
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Here are some of my #NovemberReads - working on #BookSpinBingo -

May try to reread “Under the Dome“ for #LosersClub - it is a chunkster 😊

Make a great day everyone 🍂

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PageShifter
The Mary Shelley Club | Goldy Moldavsky
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I liked main character and it was easy to root for her.

This was really atmospheric read and I really loved that. I also loved how there were crafted different horror scenarios. I would have loved to have more thrilling moments because atmosphere was perfect but there weren't that many scary scenes.

This had a nice solid plot and good amount of action. With contemporary genre represented less this would have been even more intriguing.

Andrew65 Well done 👏👏👏 2mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 2mo
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DieAReader 🎉🎉🎉 2mo
TheSpineView Awesome 2mo
Clwojick Awesome match! 2mo
Ann_Reads Good job! 🍁🍁🍁 2mo
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Sleepswithbooks
The Mary Shelley Club | Goldy Moldavsky
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Donna!!! You are amazing!!! Thank you for such a fabulous birthday box - it was totally unexpected and I‘m so touched 🥰 And you arranged Gummi-Dinosaurs to arrive on National Gummi-Worm Day😂 I‘m so excited for “The Mary Shelley Club” to be my next read!! Thank you my friend 🤗😘

#Friends #Litsylove #IjustateaTRex #booklovers #mailboxsmiles

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Amazing gifts!! So sweet and thoughtful Donna ❤️❤️ 4mo
UwannaPublishme I couldn‘t have planned that if I tried!😂 Glad to add more surprises and treats to your birthday celebration. Party on, my friend!😘 4mo
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BeeMagical
The Mary Shelley Club | Goldy Moldavsky
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Curled up with a good book!🖤🎃👻💀🍁🍂

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TheLudicReader
The Mary Shelley Club | Goldy Moldavsky
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Pre birthday book haul. All the books are for me except the tagged book and Furia. #sorrynotsorry

merelybookish Best kind of birthday shopping! 6mo
AmyG Ooooh 🙌🏻❤️ 6mo
Linsy The tagged bok soubds interesting! 6mo
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shortsarahrose
The Mary Shelley Club | Goldy Moldavsky
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Halloween (slasher horror, final girl) meets Gossip Girl (rich kids at an elite prep Manhattan prep school). This turned out to be a delightfully scary ride with an explosive climactic sequence and an ending that leaves open the possibility of a sequel (as any good slasher film would). I mostly predicted the twist/villain, but this did not take away from the experience at all.

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DarkMina
The Mary Shelley Club | Goldy Moldavsky
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24 of 2021. Book 1 day 2 for #MarvellousMarch . #readathon
Pages read: 468 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Andrew65 Great 👏👏👏 9mo
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DarkMina
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#FirstLineFriday

“Rachel sat at her desk like a pretzel, ankles tucked beneath her, knees up and pressed against the hard edge of the wood.”

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Gizmo86
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Outstanding. I f**king loved this book so much. It was everything I love in a book and more. Scream meets Karen McManus. Great characters and amazing story. Fingers crossed for a sequel ❤️❤️❤️🤓🗡️

BrittanyReads I'd love to see a sequel from this, as well! 👍 9mo
Reynosa8701 I loved this book as well, I always think of it! 9mo
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Gizmo86
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Not even half way through this book and I'm in love with it ❤️

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Gizmo86
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Starting my new book while Sunday football keeps Bear occupied ☺️🤓⚽📚

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Jess_Franzino
The Mary Shelley Club | Goldy Moldavsky
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This was better than I expected. At first I thought it was going to be a bit *too* YA-ish, but then it turned into a psychological thriller with a ton of dark twists and turns. I especially enjoyed it seeing how I adore horror movies & books.

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OriginalCyn620
The Mary Shelley Club | Goldy Moldavsky
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I‘m not a horror girl at all, but I do love Frankenstein, so the title of this book is what caught my attention. That, and the fact that I loved the author‘s first book. I really enjoyed this one too! The twists at the end were pretty good!

#bookspinbingo - free space
#booked2022 - dark academia novel

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 10mo
Cinfhen I might use this too if I can borrow…I‘m thinking of using this book I own but not sure it‘ll work for #DarkAcademia 10mo
OriginalCyn620 @Cinfhen I haven‘t read that one, but whichever you go with, I hope you enjoy! 10mo
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Jgacreations
The Mary Shelley Club | Goldy Moldavsky
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I really enjoyed the storyline. I‘m a huge horror movie fan and try references throughout made it even better.

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NikkiKey94
The Mary Shelley Club | Goldy Moldavsky
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I am so far behind on my boxes from Once Upon A Book Club so I finally got to read this one! I loved it! I loved that it was full of horror references! The references really added to the premise of the book. Also I loved the gifts that came in the box! If anyone hasn‘t heard of OUABC you should really look into it! It‘s an awesome way to read a book and I love it!

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AkashaVampie
The Mary Shelley Club | Goldy Moldavsky
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@ElizaMarie I gotta stop watching book hauls on YouTube. Well I came across this one. I thought of u. Have u heard of it?

TheLibrarian It was a fun ride with a lot of horror references. 11mo
AkashaVampie @TheLibrarian good to know. I'm not really a horror gal bit ot sounded really good when she was reading about the book in the video. 11mo
ElizaMarie It looks really good! I stacked it 11mo
AkashaVampie @ElizaMarie I'm sorry and ur welcome. 🤗🤷‍♀️ 11mo
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Dcueto
The Mary Shelley Club | Goldy Moldavsky
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Really liking this

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britt_reads
The Mary Shelley Club | Goldy Moldavsky
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This was a fun YA that was perfect to kick off my spooky reading 🔪There were a lot of horror movie references. I lost some sleep over this one because I couldn‘t put it down! #teamslaughter #scarathlon2021 #bookspinbingo #spookoween #wickedathon

Clwojick Sounds great! 14mo
TheSpineView Great! 👍📖🖤🎃 14mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 14mo
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Addison_Reads
The Mary Shelley Club | Goldy Moldavsky
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#Screamathon @4thhouseontheleft #BookSpinBingo @TheAromaofBooks

Fun spooky read that reminded me of the 90's horror books I used to read as a teen. I really liked all the nods to classic horror reads and films throughout.

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 14mo
Lauram That looks like Franklin Castle in Cleveland. Did you take that pic? 14mo
Addison_Reads @Lauram It is Franklin Castle. A friend sent me a bunch of photos of it recently. Some she took, some she found online. I'm not sure if this is one of her's or not. It's such an interesting place. I hope to see it in person sometime. 14mo
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TheLibrarian
The Mary Shelley Club | Goldy Moldavsky
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This was an fun YA horror book that is about a secret group of high school students who play scary pranks on their peers. Lots of horror references which I loved and like most YA, there were some cheesy moments.

Overall I really enjoyed this book and it‘s perfect for the spooky season!

Addison_Reads I just finished this one and enjoyed it. 14mo
sharread Awesome photo. 14mo
TheLibrarian @sharread Thank you! For once I found a reason to use my Venetian mask as a photo prop 😂 13mo
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BRB_ImReading
The Mary Shelley Club | Goldy Moldavsky
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The narrator for an audibook can really make or break a book. I did NOT click with the narrator of this one, I don't even think she was off base with how the character would sound. However I found it really difficult to get into because of the voice chosen, it made me really dislike the main character...in fact I didn't like any of them.

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ripley_reads
The Mary Shelley Club | Goldy Moldavsky
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I have been dying to read this one and when I saw my library was getting it in I immediately put it on hold and was so excited to pick it up!

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AFrostCauseReads
The Mary Shelley Club | Goldy Moldavsky
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This was a fun YA read about a secret high school club that scares fellow classmates to study horror. Lots of good movie references and gothic literature mentioned throughout. It‘s kinda cheesy in parts, thrilling in others, and did keep me guessing till the end.

Overall, a fun, light read for horror fans 🖤💀🔪

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Eggbeater
The Mary Shelley Club | Goldy Moldavsky
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Entertaining and intense. I had a lot of fun trying to puzzle together what was really going on in this book and I was still left with a few questions dangling in the air. Much of this story was just pure, delightful evilness.

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alecia3dixie
The Mary Shelley Club | Goldy Moldavsky
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I absolutely love myself a good slasher high school book. I did like this book but there was definitely some things wrong with it. I feel like the author was really reaching for an ending you didn't see coming and I think she reached a little too far. Also there were a lot of characters and I didn't see very much character development. Also I wouldn't suggest the audio book, the narrator makes everyone sounds like a snob, it was hard to listen to.

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ChasingOm
The Mary Shelley Club | Goldy Moldavsky
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I love a good high school horror novel. 🔪

This one wasn‘t the best one I‘ve ever read, but I did read it over two days on the tail end of a pretty severe reading slump, so that‘s saying something. I cared about some of the characters at the end and would likely pick up a sequel if the author writes one.

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Emmybird01
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5/5 for this one! Holy smokes!! I could not put this book down. You are pulled in by the prologue and then kept on the hook by the rest of the story. This was an awesome YA thriller. I was on the edge of my seat. I cannot wait to read more by this author. I recommend this one!

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Hestapleton
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I absolutely adored this book. It was creepy and dark and utterly thrilling. The ending fell short for me (but it was 4 am soooo), however I‘m hopeful that the author has plans for a sequel! A good one for horror movie fans. #netgalley ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Mesica25
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So good.

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Jbakesmcgee3
The Mary Shelley Club | Goldy Moldavsky
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ As a horror movie fan, I absolutely loved this book! It has a little “The Secret History” vibes in a YA style. Great for fans of horror and mysteries!

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CatAndKindle
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Great book if you like horror films. A little clichéd at the start but good once the action gets going properly

I wish the publishers would stop changing the name for the UK/US markets. I much prefer The Mary Shelley Club as a title.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Well-ReadNeck
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Creepy read season! Grabbed this #Edelweiss #ARC to get my spook on. Pretty good, but some plot holes in the end.

daisyheadmaesie Plot holes are a major break it for me! I understand ya. 2y
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