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The Girls Are All So Nice Here
The Girls Are All So Nice Here | Laurie Elizabeth Flynn
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A shocking psychological thriller about what happens when the games we play in college become matters of life and deatha debut with the tension of I Know What You Did Last Summer, set at a ten-year college reunion. A lot has changed in the years since Ambrosia Wellington graduated from college, and shes worked hard to create a new life for herself. But then an invitation to her ten-year reunion arrives in the mail, along with an anonymous note that says: We need to talk about what we did that night. It seems that the secrets of Ambrosias pastand the people she thought shed left therearent as buried as she thought. Amb cant stop fixating on what she did and who she did it with: larger-than-life Sloane Sully Sullivan, Ambs former best friend, who could make anyone do anything. At the reunion, Amb and Sully receive increasingly menacing messages, and it becomes clear that theyre being circled by someone who wants more than just the truth of what happened that first semester at Wesleyan. This person wants revenge for what Amb and Sully did and the damage they causedthe extent of which Amb is only now fully understanding. And it was all because of the game they played to get a boy who belonged to someone else, and the girl who paid the price. Alternating between the reunion and Ambs freshman year, The Girls Are All So Nice Here is a shocking novel about the brutal lengths girls can go to take what they think theyre owedand what happens when the games we play when were young become matters of life and death.
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Caroline2
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You were right @squirrelbrain this was a cracking thriller! Rules of attraction meets The recovery of Rose Gold; this is dark and gritty, following a group of mean girls at college. Plenty of TWs but it‘s compulsive and has a shocking ending! 😲

Caroline2 TWs: rape, suicide, alcohol and drug abuse. 2mo
squirrelbrain Glad you enjoyed it! It‘s a great ‘distraction‘ book isn‘t it?! 2mo
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Caroline2
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Thank you so much @squirrelbrain for your lovely surprise present! 😃 The book sounds really fun! I can‘t wait to start it tonight! (I‘m already counting down till bedtime, absolutely shattered!!) Thank you so much for thinking of me. 😘

squirrelbrain You‘re welcome! It was a fun, if rather nasty, read! 2mo
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squirrelbrain
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This gets mixed reviews on here, but I really liked it. Yes, the characters are all awful, but that‘s the whole point. I could quite easily see how the need to ‘fit in‘ could lead to some of the actions of these girls.

I‘m using this for #darkacademia for #booked2022.

Side-eye from Henry as it‘s raining today, so a day in the campervan reading…. He doesn‘t mind though, as he sits with his face pressed up to the heater!

Cinfhen So nice you‘re on one of your getaways!!! Hope the weather improves 💚 3mo
4thhouseontheleft That side eye is on point! 😂 3mo
MicheleinPhilly Don‘t you know that you alone are responsible for the weather? 3mo
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squirrelbrain After some (potential) thunderstorms tonight, it‘s supposed to be Ok for the rest of our stay @Cinfhen 3mo
squirrelbrain Labradors have such expressive faces don‘t they?! @4thhouseontheleft 3mo
squirrelbrain @MicheleinPhilly - he doesn‘t mind the rain at all. It‘s just me - could do without a soggy doggy in the van! 3mo
MicheleinPhilly I wish. We can have the lightest of sprinkles and Pickles puts on her protester hat. She REFUSES to go out. 🙄 3mo
Caroline2 Oh that face!!! 😆 bless him! 3mo
LeahBergen Oh, Henry. 😆 3mo
squirrelbrain @MicheleinPhilly - Bless Pickles - Henry used to skirt round puddles when he was a little pup! 3mo
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squirrelbrain
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This month‘s book subscription box.

The book sounds like a perfect fit for #booked2022 #darkacademia. It gets mixed reviews on here but I can see that you liked it Holly @Hooked_on_books so that bodes well!

Also a cute blossom bookmark, some tea, Easter spice chocolate and a foot mask. 🦶

Oryx Book sounds good! 5mo
TrishB Lovely ♥️ 5mo
LeahBergen What a nice box! 5mo
Hooked_on_books It‘s a fun one! Lots of despicable people, which I always enjoy when it‘s done well. (I never understand the criticism of people not liking a book with unlikable characters. Sometimes those are the most interesting stories!) I hope you enjoy it! 4mo
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BeeMagical
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I am not one to typically bail on books (especially thrillers)… But MY GOD were these characters just terrible! Not in the writer sense but just brutally ugly. Which was the point I suppose but it‘s just not for me.🙅🏼‍♀️

RaeLovesToRead Sounds like this would be a good book for #pop22 for the prompt "a book with a misleading title" then!! ? 8mo
BeeMagical @raelovestoread - 100% They are NOT nice 😂 8mo
Yuki_Onna Oh Bee, Bunny... 💟 But now you've made me want to pick this book up... Just to see how awful they are... 🤷‍♀️ Am I weird? 🤔 8mo
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BeeMagical @Yuki_Onna - oh Bunny, they are just the worst! as for weird... I myself am strange & unusual - all the best are!❤ I got roughly 30% in when I bailed! maybe you will fair better!
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TheLudicReader @Yuki_Onna I really liked this one…the girls are awful, but I think there‘s a point to it. 8mo
Yuki_Onna Oh Bunny - Yep, you're right - in this world the good ones have no option but to become/be/be regarded as weird or strange... 💗
That's not the same as being ugly inside - indeed, it's the exact opposite most times. But who am I telling - you know that! 💗❤🖤 I cherish when people are different and weird (I myself am, I am told...😟).
I think I'll read the book nevertheless - the author surely had a reason to write the characters that way...?
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BeeMagical 💕@yuki_onna Don't be sad Bunny! 💗I love the different and us labeled “weirdos“, they are always so much more exciting and fun to be around! ❤ Labels-shmables, I find stronger connections are made with more genuine & open people! 🐰 🐰 - I agree she must have a reason! If you happen to find one...maybe ill give it a second chance 😉 8mo
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alecia3dixie
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I did not like this book at all. The main characters were too unlikable. The husband was so annoying, he cared about way to much that he just shouldn't have cared about. Everyone was beyond whiney and the ending was so anticlimactic. 1 star.

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TheMushroomForest
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All The Girls Are So Nice Here is an intoxicatingly ugly story about what it takes to fit in. It is youthful and fun at times, and heavy and mature at others. I hope that the official copies of this book carry a trigger warning, for suicide and bullying specifically.

I would recommend this book to fans of Pretty Little Liars, Gossip Girl, and Megan Miranda.

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keepingupwiththepenguins
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This book is basically Gossip Girl with a dead body and a whodunnit thrown in. Unfortunately, aging up the characters means that you get a bunch of people in their 30s talking and acting like teenagers. The premise was intriguing, it started strong, but I‘m afraid The Girls Are All So Nice Here fell flat for me. Full review: https://keepingupwiththepenguins.com/new-releases/

Cazxxx I finished it last week and I thought it was awful! 1y
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Tera66
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#Maycharacters #Malicious
@Eggs and @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Sully from the tagged book, is the ultimate mean girl. She's on the road to hell with zero good intentions. Everything she did felt malicious. Great book though.

Eggs Does sound good 🖤❤️🖤 1y
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BookDragonNotWorm
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The mean girl frienemies trope taken to an entirely different level!

This thriller bounces back & forth between a 10 year college reunion and the characters' freshman year, where they're struggling to make the adjustment to their new lives - & each other. Backstabbing, lies & drama ensue until the unthinkable happens. Now someone wants revenge for what happened, & the stakes are higher than ever. The truth may not come out, but the claws will!

Michael42 You can reach out to me through pearsonmicheal64@gmail.com 1y
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Gizmo86
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Deeply unimpressed when I received my new book from amazon like this.. 😒🤨😡

The_Penniless_Author Was the packaging damaged too? We've been getting a crazy amount of open and/or mangled Amazon boxes lately. Can't tell if it's Amazon's fault, the delivery service, or both. 1y
rockpools Ugh! 1y
KatieDid927 I have them send me a replacement when I receive damaged books. 1y
Gizmo86 @The_Penniless_Author nope the packaging was fine. No damage, so it was packed like that. I've been having a nightmare with our couriers lately anyway with items being taken from the boxes and packed back up. 1y
TheNeverendingTBR Nah, unacceptable 😠 1y
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Well-ReadNeck
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Lots of mean girls here. Sort of fun twist ending. Good narration. But overall, just meh. #audiobook

BarbaraBB So many reviews! Thanks! You are a speedy reader! 1y
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WOWreader
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Almost 25% done and just started today

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AUDIOBOOKINGWITHLEAH
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Mehso-so

❐ Overall Rating 3¾⭐ | Narration 😁 = Very Good
As many other readers have said...these girls are not nice. Not nice at all. If you have to like your MC, then this book isn‘t for you. In fact, this has a slew of unlikeable characters including one that‘s out for revenge...and you know what they say about revenge...it‘s best when served cold...possibly with some just desserts? The question is; did the guilty get what they deserve or not?

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TheLudicReader
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Fantastic book about female friendships, and their often dark underbellies. Ambrosia Wellington is invited to her tenth college reunion, but she doesn‘t really want to revisit that time or the people she knew then. But someone is making it impossible to stay away. Couldn‘t put it down.

LeahBergen I was just eyeing this one while at Shoppers Drug Mart yesterday. 😆 1y
Tera66 I loved this one too. 1y
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Hooked_on_books
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Amb receives an invite to her Wellesley reunion and really doesn‘t want to go, as she would rather bury her past. h”However, she ends up roped into it, and then things get really dark. This is a great thriller with timelines alternating between now and her freshman year, when the events occurred. I liked it a lot and was truly surprised several times.

JennyM I was just reading about how good this is. Great review and glad you enjoyed. 1y
Cinfhen Ohhhh, this is available on #Scribd 🙌🏻❣️ 1y
LeahBergen I may need to get this one. 👍 1y
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js0315
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Bitches are never nice, they turn their backs on you whenever it‘s convenient for them. This book was toxic, it alternates between past and present, there were some parts that were a bit messy, but a good read. Just to be clear, you will not love these girls.

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guinsgirlreads
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I loved this book! I got totally submerged in it and didn‘t want to stop reading. It didn‘t have a ton of twists, and it probably guessable, but I really liked her writing.

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guinsgirlreads
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Starting this one ☝🏻! It‘s labeled as a psych thriller, so I hope it delivers!

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Love your photo!! Enjoy 1y
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Rhondareads
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Perfect book mail to start the week The Girls Are So Nice Here dark chilling getting rave reviews,thanks @simonbooks

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rachelm
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Oof this is a bit of a gut punch, but it was good. See spoilers in comments for content warnings

rachelm Content warnings: drug use, sexual situations, rape 1y
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susanw
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I love me a campus novel, and adding mean girls only makes it better!

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ScrappyMags
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ makes Regina George look like a nun. ScrappyMags.com full review. Amb returns to Wesleyan (10 yr reunion) where whispers abound, rumors are reborn and fake kisses and hugs prevail. Amb is married, but she has kept this part of her past in the past. One problem - someone is sending “I-know-what-you-did” letters to her..This one is SINISTER. Get ready for the muck of wicked people. Wade in it. Watch out for the sharks. They are circling.

BookDragonNotWorm You make this sound irresistibly good! 1y
Tera66 I liked it too.😀 1y
Reggie Lolol, great review! 1y
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ScrappyMags @BookDragonNotWorm omg it‘s evil... and yup that‘s irresistible! 😂 1y
ScrappyMags @Tera66 right? So different ! 1y
ScrappyMags @Reggie thanks so much 1y
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OutsmartYourShelf
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This is one of those books which has MCs that you love to hate. Sully & Amb display grade A nastiness & cruelty when they decide to wreck a fellow student's relationship for the heinous crime of being too nice. I flew through it, but I think the ending rather overegged the pudding. 4🌟

TWs: suicide, rape, bullying, drug use, infidelity

Thanks to NetGalley & publishers, HQ, for the opportunity to read an ARC. #NetGalley

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rachelm
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I love being the first person to get a book at the library 💅🏼

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LaceyDoesLit
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TorieStorieS
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Mehso-so

Ambrosia Francesca Wellington or “Amb” narrates this character driven mystery with dual timelines. The book opens with the receipt of an invitation to her 10 year college reunion- and though Amb doesn‘t want to go, it brings back memories of her tumultuous freshman year of college- her roommate, friend and the lies and secrets. Though interesting, the reader is manipulated here a bit- and the characters are hard to like! A discussion starter!

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Tera66
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This is a familiar trope in our culture. Kind of like, I Know What You Did Last Summer. But tropes aren't always bad and this was a very interesting take. It's also a look at women's relationships with each other and mean girl culture. The nastier side of how woman can be towards each other. I could hardly put it down and stayed up way past my bedtime to finish. Its part mystery and part thriller. Would recommend! ⭐⭐⭐⭐
#ARC

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