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My Heart Is a Chainsaw
My Heart Is a Chainsaw | Stephen Graham Jones
In her quickly gentrifying rural lake town Jade sees recent events only her encyclopedic knowledge of horror films could have prepared her for in this latest novel from the Jordan Peele of horror literature, Stephen Graham Jones. Jade feels like shes trapped in a slasher film as tourists go missing and the tension between her community and the celebrity newcomers to the Indian Lake shore heads towards a tipping point, when she feels the killer will rise. Jade watches as the small town she knows and loves begins to head towards catastrophe as yachts compete with canoes and the celebrity rich change the landscape of what was designated park lands to develop what they call Terra Nova. This new novel from the acclaimed author of The Only Good Indians and literary master (Tananarive Due, author of The Good House) Stephen Graham Jones, is a must-read, exploring the changing landscape of the West through his particular voice of sharp humor and prophetic violence that will have you cheering for the American heroine we need.
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SomedayAlmost
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Thank you, so much @witchyreader13 for my awesome Creepy Christmas swap gifts and the cool face mask (not pictured). As soon as my kiddo is back in in-person school I will dig into the Jones book! #grateful #generous #CreepyChristmas

witchyreader13 Excellent! I'm so glad you got them! 😍 I hope my choices were okay, that you don't already have the Shirley Jackson anthology, and that you and your kiddo enjoy the reads. 😊 2w
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Traci1
My Heart Is a Chainsaw | Stephen Graham Jones
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Mehso-so

Maybe if this had been shorter, I would have cared more by the end what all was going on. Or maybe not. Idk. It just wasn't for me. Cara Gee did a great job narrating, though. Love her.

TracyReadsBooks I loved the opening chapter—thought it was the highlight of the book. Sooooo good. I enjoyed this book but definitely liked The Only Good Indians a lot more. 2w
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Rachiiebookdragon
My Heart Is a Chainsaw | Stephen Graham Jones
Bailedbailed

DNF at 24%
Not loving it and the writing style is not for me 👎🏻

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AFrostCauseReads
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I am floored by this authors literary talent and how he brings that into the horror genera. I‘m used to not taking horror books too seriously- what‘s poetic about a slasher?
But Jones has mastered the decentralized, multiple conflicts that‘s behind any good work of literature. And well rounded characters with creative motivations, and a mastery of the slasher genera. The chapter break essays by the MC also informs readers while building background

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parasolofdoom
My Heart Is a Chainsaw | Stephen Graham Jones
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Favorite reads of 2021

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stretchkev
My Heart Is a Chainsaw | Stephen Graham Jones
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Mehso-so

Great writing and fun book. Wish it was drawn out more.

Addison_Reads There's supposed to be a sequel to this one. 1mo
stretchkev @Addison_Reads Yeah, heard that in an interview with Jones on some horror podcast I listen to. I think it'll be a wait and see kind of book for me, love the concept if he'd tone down the slasher killing the entire town bit I'd for sure be on board 1mo
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Bookgirl
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My second arc from this author and I‘m officially a fan. This is graphic horror, but so much more. A coming of age story, a psychological drama, a reflection on treatment of Native Americans, and a love letter to slasher films. All of that and an ending that will leave you breathless and heartbroken. It‘s not an easy read but worth the effort. So much to peel back here. Meanwhile, Klaus fell asleep nose in the blanket. #netgalley #catsoflitsy

wanderinglynn So much floofy cuteness! ❤️🐱 2mo
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Violetsunrise84
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This story is a love letter to horror fans and anyone passionate about something that they hold near and dear to their heart. Jade Daniels is a huge fan of horror whose imagination sometimes runs wild but this time she‘s spot on. #Myheartisachainsaw #stephengrahamjones

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Violetsunrise84
My Heart Is a Chainsaw | Stephen Graham Jones

I didn‘t imagine this one part would be this scary but it is. #myheartisachainsaw #stephengrahamjones

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Bookalong
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Pickpick

4/5🌟This was a slow burn for me. I almost dnf'd it but after a few friends said it was worth it to finish I stuck with it and I'm glad I did! I was pulled into Jade's chaotic world as she so desperately sought connection. Stephen Graham Jones attention to detail in relevance to the story, slasher films, the town, Jade's character, and colonization was so so well done! #bookreview #bookreviewer

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eanderson
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Started this last night.... maybe not my best decision because the first chapter kind of freaked me out! I was reading in the dark with just my 18lb pug to protect me 🤣

Bookzombie 😂 3mo
Magpiegem I‘ve just got this one but I need to start it in the daytime 😁🙀 2mo
robinb I make it a point in life to NEVER read any book with “chainsaw” in the title. 🤷🏻‍♀️😂😂😂 Good luck with that. 2mo
robinb BTW, another thing I thought I‘d mention. I see a disturbing pattern in the last three books you‘ve posted about…chainsaw, knife, jigsaw…😳😳😳🤣🤣 I‘m not sure if we can be friends anymore…just sayin‘. 😁🧐🧐😘 2mo
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GidgetsTreasures75
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11-6-21: My 111th finished book of 2021! Jade Daniels is a slasher movie aficionado. She lives in Proofrock, Idaho, by Indian Lake. When people start turning up dead, Jade is convinced that this is the real life slasher movie she has been waiting for. The only problem is, she doesn‘t see herself as the final girl. So if not her than who? An extremely violent but engrossing read. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 👍🏼📖#️⃣1️⃣1️⃣1️⃣

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Tera66
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First, this is gory.🩸 So if you are uncomfortable with violence, blood or the mention of maggots, this is not for you! I loved Jade the MC, in middle school I would have followed her around like a puppy. She is the town outcast, obsessed with Slasher horror films, and at loose ends after graduation. Until bodies star showing up and she realizes she is in her own real life slasher. This was a great read for Spooky season 🎃 and the ending is EPIC.

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jackilynn
My Heart Is a Chainsaw | Stephen Graham Jones
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Mehso-so

🤔 *scratches head* 🤔

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quirkyreader
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This is from the category “What in the heck did I just read”? Here is the link to my gr review: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/3903048444?book_show_action=false&from_rev...

Thank you @SimonSchuster for this book.

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Violetsunrise84
My Heart Is a Chainsaw | Stephen Graham Jones

No one believed Jade which and it‘s understandable why. However, I‘m starting to think she‘s right.

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Megabooks
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Both Hendrix and Jones wrote slasher-related horror novels this year, and while I liked Hendrix‘s humor, Jade, in this book, was my favorite MC.

Jade is a slasher buff that begins to see signs of an eminent movie moment in her hometown. I loved her inserts of Slasher 101, and I felt the deaths were the right amount of grisly. While I saw the killer and had an idea of the ending midway through, it was still an excellent read! ⬇️

Megabooks ⬆️ while the #audiobook narration was well done, I think I would‘ve followed things slightly better in print, but I‘ve had a rough week. (edited) 3mo
Megabooks @vivastory @Reggie have either of you read this? 3mo
Reggie I have and as much as I liked Hendrix‘s I feel it is missing the heart and soul that Jone‘s has, like you said which is Jade. 3mo
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Megabooks @Reggie exactly! I really rooted for and liked Jade. I didn‘t think it would be a big-hearted book going in, but I totally agree that it has soul and depth. 👍🏻 3mo
vivastory I haven't read it yet. I hope to soon. Really looking forward to it. 3mo
Cinfhen I‘m glad you‘re back to reviewing!!! I ♥️your reviews!!! Always insightful and honest. 3mo
Megabooks @vivastory I think you‘ll like it. Looking forward to your review. 3mo
Megabooks @Cinfhen thanks dear friend! I usually enjoy doing them, but I‘ve felt really tired the last month, and it‘s sapped my brain. Two more to go! (edited) 3mo
Cinfhen Just saw your email 😢 3mo
Cinfhen Although happy about mom 3mo
Megabooks @Cinfhen yeah, I‘m pretty upset, but it explains a lot of things. I‘m happy about mom, too. 💜 3mo
Cinfhen Just sent you an email 😘😘 3mo
Megabooks @Cinfhen thank you! Such a great uplifting email to read before bed!! 💕 3mo
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sprainedbrain
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I‘m determined to get my October reviews posted before the end of October.😝

I did the audio/kindle combo for this book earlier this month. Easily my most anticipated book of the fall, and it didn‘t disappoint.

Full review on my blog: https://sprainedbrain.blog/2021/10/27/review-my-heart-is-a-chainsaw-by-stephen-g...

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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JacqMac
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I should be loving this book. It has all the things I love. But I‘m halfway through and I‘m so bored. I can‘t seem to connect with it. It might be a bail. I‘m going to take a break from it and see.
#scarathlon #TeamHendrix @StayCurious

TheKidUpstairs I couldn't connect to this one either. I ended up bailing. So disappointing after loving 3mo
BoleyBooks I had a similar experience with this book. 3mo
JacqMac @TheKidUpstairs @BoleyBooks I‘m glad it‘s not just me. But it really is disappointing. 3mo
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jackilynn
My Heart Is a Chainsaw | Stephen Graham Jones
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My Freddy mug & an appropriately themed book...I am not ready for October to be over yet.

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Coueriamb
My Heart Is a Chainsaw | Stephen Graham Jones
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Pickpick

What a great read!! SGJ does it again, breaking my heart and delivering the scares. And it‘s getting a sequel?? Be still my heart.
Please read this book it‘s so great.

+ 16 points (15 for theme, 1 for post)

#Scarathon2021 #TeamHendrix

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JacqMac
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Andrew65 An interesting combination of film and book. 3mo
TheSpineView I love having alone time 3mo
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khooliha
My Heart Is a Chainsaw | Stephen Graham Jones
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Pickpick

I finished this book 10 days ago and I still think of the very ending but I also still think of how tired it made me. Not the strongest pick in the world, but an interesting book.

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Skeebies05
My Heart Is a Chainsaw | Stephen Graham Jones
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@Beatlefan129 is the best gift giver. Great books for a October baby. ❤️❤️
#litsypenpal

AmyG I want these chapsticks!!! 3mo
Beatlefan129 I‘m so glad you got it, I hope you had an awesome birthday 🥳 3mo
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deeannloso
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“In her quickly gentrifying rural lake town Jade sees recent events only her encyclopedic knowledge of horror films could have prepared her for in this latest novel from the Jordan Peele of horror literature, New York Times bestselling author Stephen Graham Jones.”

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aperfectmjk
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TheSpineView 👍📖🧡🎃🖤 3mo
TheAromaofBooks So much of my reading is determined by the arrival of library holds!! 3mo
Clwojick @TheAromaofBooks so many audiobooks I‘ve PAID for get passed over depending on which holds come in! 😂😂 I‘m trying to make a decent dent in my Chirp collection, but it‘s just not happening this month. 3mo
TheAromaofBooks @Clwojick - LOL I don't do audiobooks so mine are actual books coming in at the library. They only hold them for a week before sending them back, so it's a matter of timing my visits to get books... moving books that are due back further up the list... and then for some reason continuing to reserve books even though I already have a huge pile of them 😂 3mo
Andrew65 Great news. 3mo
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Hana321
My Heart Is a Chainsaw | Stephen Graham Jones
Mehso-so

I‘m giving this a so so only because I don‘t think it‘ll appeal to everyone. The story centers on Jade, an Indian girl with a troubled life who‘s obsessed with slasher flicks, so much so that her dream is for a slasher to play out in her own small town of Proofrock, ID. The story starts off ok, but it does become kinda muddy toward the end with so many different things happening it is easy to become lost.

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Well-ReadNeck
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Emilymdxn
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Pickpick

Not quite as good as the only good Indians, but Stephen Graham Jones is still an absolute master. I loved and related so much to Jade, the slasher obsessive with an encyclopaedic knowledge of horror tropes, and the book describes how she sees her town changing around her with the same creeping horror as the actual slasher plot. Excellent literary horror.

#scarathlon2021 #teamslaughter @Clwojick +6

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Emilymdxn
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Lazy Sunday reading with a documentary about the Rumble in the Jungle my boyfriend is watching in tbr background. I am obsessed with my heart is a chainsaw - Stephen Graham Jones can do no wrong for me.

#scarathlon2021 #teamslaughter @Clwojick +1

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khooliha
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Nearly forgot to do this!
1) I'm a Night Worms subscriber, happy to have gotten my sub in years ago when it wasn't a mad scramble every month (I do not succeed in scrambles). Tagged book from my most recent box.
2) Twitter, for all my sins
3) I'm still really happy about the friend hang I had last night, so best friends and also The X-Files

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DimeryRene
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Audiobook. I really wish I had a print copy to highlight my favorite lines. This book is so wonderful. Perfect for the season.

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rachelsbrittain
My Heart Is a Chainsaw | Stephen Graham Jones
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Pickpick

A horror obsessed teen sees the signs of an impending slasher in her hometown as the perfect, innocent final girl shows up in town just before the bodies start piling up. Full of horror tropes and twists. The point at which we find out the true slasher is a bit abrupt and some pressing questions are left unanswered, but overall a really good read for the spooky season.

TW: mentions of child molestation, rape, incest, and (obviously) murder

ChaoticMissAdventures I just received this one! I know his last one people were saying had graphic animal abuse, I am a bit nervous to pick this one up. 3mo
rachelsbrittain @ChaoticMissAdventures no animal abuse (though there are some graphically dead animals) in this one but definitely some other disturbing stuff 3mo
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DeeLew
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Last year when everyone was raving about The Only Good Indians, I felt terrible because I could not get through it. I just couldn‘t connect to the story and the writing style. Then I read the premise for My Heart is a Chainsaw and I thought this would be better. Well, about 100 pages in I thought I was going to DNF this one as well. I decided to stick it out and I‘m glad I did because this was magnificent. Going to pick up Only Good Indians again

ReadingEnvy This author writes in so many subgenres, you just have to try them until one works. ;) 3mo
BekahB I listened to the audiobook and it was fantastic! 3mo
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LizzieLou
My Heart Is a Chainsaw | Stephen Graham Jones
Pickpick

This book was so well done that I'm questioning all my other five star reviews. This reset the bar for an incredibly well written, creepy AF horror story.

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Jen2
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Pickpick

So fun!!!

wanderinglynn Super fun! 🎃 3mo
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SamAnne
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Started this one tonight. I love SGJ but this one might have too much gore for me. And I think, I should work on getting better at handling gore to read a good story….and then I wonder if that is really something I want to aspire to? 😂😬😂😬😂😬 #Scarathalon #TeamSlaughter

MsRadioSilence Hey Sam! Could you shoot me an email with the tracking number for the LLFS? I wanna make sure it wasn‘t stolen out of my apartment building‘s mail room (which has apparently been a big issue recently 😒 i can‘t wait to move) 3mo
wanderinglynn Hi Sam! Do you have an estimate on when you will ship your #HauntedHollowSwap box to your match? 3mo
Chrissyreadit Hope you are ok! Sending The Round House back to you today ❤️ 3mo
wanderinglynn I just emailed you. Please respond ASAP. 3mo
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WOWreader
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10hrs 15min this month

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ericarobynreads
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I just love when book orders come with bookish goodies!

Thanks to the wonderful Angie of Stranger Sights, I was made aware of the preorder for My Heart Is A Chainsaw by Stephen Graham Jones that came with loads of goodies! I preordered from One More Page Books in Arlington, VA, and I‘m so pumped to show you all today!

https://www.ericarobynreads.com/unboxing-mhiac-preorder-incentives-from-one-more...

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Violetsunrise84
My Heart Is a Chainsaw | Stephen Graham Jones

I‘m up to page 135. I think I‘ll be finished by next week.

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keithlafo
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My favorite book that I‘ve read in 2021. A wholly original horror premise, that is steeped in film history and defined by a witty and memorable protagonist. Definitely check this book out ASAP. #horror

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TheKidUpstairs
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There is no way I'll read them all, but as a mood reader I like to have options. Here's a partial stack of horror and dark fantasy for me to choose from for #Screamathon 2021! I'm starting early by diving into the tagged. I loved The Only Good Indians, so I have high hopes for Graham-Jones' new one!

@4thhouseontheleft

SamAnne I have SGJ‘s latest in my October queue too! 4mo
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Emilymdxn
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Here is a quick #bookspin list for October and #scarathlon2021 #teamslaughter! I‘m so excited to get started and I‘m in a very spooky mood already. Halloween is my favourite time of year by a long way as it‘s the main time I can convince people to watch horror movies with me 😇

@Clwojick @TheAromaofBooks

candc320 Haha I‘m the same…I LOVE horror movies! And you‘ve got beautiful handwriting! 4mo
Clwojick Hah! Whenever my husband wants to watch a horror with me I tell him it has to wait until October 4mo
TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! 4mo
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bookish_wookish
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Another library hold came in!

Im finishing up the Danny Trejo book and then on to this one! Perfect for a spooky season read!

Ive been splitting up the pages based on how many days the loan is for on the book, that way i read a specific number of pages each night so i dont get overwhelmed! Its worked really well so far!

Does anybody else do this?! 🙃

SamAnne Ah, this is next up for me 4mo
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Mike Finn
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Bookboss
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Interesting that both Stephen Graham Jones and Grady Hendrix released slasher- movie based books this summer. This horror novel is told from the third person point of view, but is limited to the main character, Jade. I wish I could have seen Jade from the perspective of the other characters. She is obsessed with the slasher genre, and is convinced that that the rules of the slasher plot apply to real life. The ending is poignant, yet untidy.

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DarkMina
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 📚😫👍🏻 4mo
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Sara_Planz
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Although it is still around 100 degrees in Vegas, in my mind it is time to start reading horror in anticipation of 🎃Halloween!!!

BrittanyReads Love that pumpkin! 4mo
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TheReadingRaccoon
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I highly recommend this original but often bloody and scary novel for people who enjoy horror novels and a smart and snarky young heroines. 4 stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Hooked_on_books
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Jade is obsessed with slasher movies, to the degree of writing (rather off-topic) school papers on them. Then she starts to suspect that the events of a slasher have started happening in her rural Idaho town. This one was a lot of fun! SGJ writes a teenage female character very convincingly.

Librariana Great review, as always! I added it to my TBR some time back and might just add it to the birthday gift card shopping list 😁😊 (Look at me! Already planning to spend gift $ I don't have! Lol!!) 4mo
Hooked_on_books @Librariana Thanks! And I frankly think it‘s wise to plan out your birthday gift money purchasing, whether it‘s in hand yet or not! 4mo
SamAnne Can‘t wait to get my hands on this one. Didn‘t know it was set in rural Idaho….which I‘m quite familiar with. 4mo
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