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Payback's a Witch
Payback's a Witch | Lana Harper
Chilling Adventures of Sabrina meets The L Word in this fresh, sizzling rom-com by Lana Harper. Emmy Harlow is a witch but not a very powerful one--in part because she hasn't been home to the magical town of Thistle Grove in years. Her self-imposed exile has a lot to do with a complicated family history and a desire to forge her own way in the world, and only the very tiniest bit to do with Gareth Blackmoore, heir to the most powerful magical family in town and casual breaker of hearts and destroyer of dreams. But when a spellcasting tournament that her family serves as arbiters for approaches, it turns out the pull of tradition (or the truly impressive parental guilt trip that comes with it) is strong enough to bring Emmy back. She's determined to do her familial duty; spend some quality time with her best friend, Linden Thorn; and get back to her real life in Chicago. On her first night home, Emmy runs into Talia Avramov--an all-around badass adept in the darker magical arts--who is fresh off a bad breakup . . . with Gareth Blackmoore. Talia had let herself be charmed, only to discover that Gareth was also seeing Linden--unbeknownst to either of them. And now she and Linden want revenge. Only one question stands: Is Emmy in? But most concerning of all: Why can't she stop thinking about the terrifyingly competent, devastatingly gorgeous, wickedly charming Talia Avramov?
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emily_roamswild
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A lighthearted magical romance to start 2022! The main character didn‘t zing off the page for me—but I appreciated this modern magic story for the supporting cast and the sapphic story-line (there‘s even a steamy scene or two). I will certainly read the additional books in this universe. Funny, light and a treat! Pick this up from the library if you enjoy modern magic, romance and Gilmore Girls!

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IndoorDame
Payback's a Witch | Lana Harper
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Finished this month‘s #LMPBC pick for #Round13 #GroupP which was also my #BookSpin book this month.
Great pick! It took me a couple chapters to get into this, but once I did I couldn‘t put it down. It still has 2 readers to go, so I don‘t want to give anything away. I‘ll get it in the mail later this week.
#WinterGames2021 #TeamGameSleighers

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 4w
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Nalbuque
Payback's a Witch | Lana Harper
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Straight to the top books of 2021! This had all the elements of an awesome read. Magic, quiltbang (not in a coming out or facing bigotry kinda way), steamy romance, competition, revenge, big city girl comes back to small town, family, friendships, healing from trauma… ugh. So good. I listened super fast bc I got a skip-the-line copy from the library, but I‘m keeping my hold and am looking forward to revisiting this story next year!

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IndoorDame
Payback's a Witch | Lana Harper
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Round 13 #LMPBC books just arrived for groups A and P. They both have awesome covers which always makes me super excited to dive in! Thanks @phantomx ! Also I love your sticky note keys 😁

phantomx oh thank you! I get self-conscious of my color coding sometimes. I'm so happy the books arrived on time too 😀 1mo
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IndoorDame
Payback's a Witch | Lana Harper
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My #bookspin turns out to be one of my #lmpbc books this month. Very fortuitous! And my #doublespin is a library hold picture book I‘ve heard great things about!

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 2mo
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Arvena
Payback's a Witch | Lana Harper
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Enjoyable writings, distinct modern characters and funny dialogues, but Emmy gives so much power to the idiot Gareth... Nevertheless, nice and vivid story of witchcraft. Delightful autumnal read!

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Kshakal
Payback's a Witch | Lana Harper
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Even with the predictable ending I loved this book… it was witchy woman and girl power and I was here for it!!

BethM Fun cover! 2mo
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Kshakal
Payback's a Witch | Lana Harper
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#weekendreads @rachelsbrittain

1. Payback‘s a Witch by: Lana Harper
2. Pumpkin bars
3. The Simplicity of Cider by: Amy E. Riechert

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CaseyTheCanadianLesbrarian
Payback's a Witch | Lana Harper
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This isn't really bad but the characters are a bit flat and the amount of exposition / world-building info dumping in unrealistic ways (like the main character's dad explaining stuff to her she would surely know from growing up in the town!) isn't doing it any favours.

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CaseyTheCanadianLesbrarian
Payback's a Witch | Lana Harper
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Started this #audiobook in the wee hours of the morning with my baby. It is so autumnal! I'm just sneaking it in before winter holiday season kicks in in full. 🎃🧙‍♀️🧹🦇👻 #QueerBooks #BisexualBooks

Awk_Word_Smith I mean, that is a great title! 2mo
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mdm139
Payback's a Witch | Lana Harper
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This was delightful. Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned. But if you scorn 3 woman and they are all witches, you are in trouble. If you like Harry Potter and The Other Woman, you will like this book.

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Kshakal
Payback's a Witch | Lana Harper
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When you have 3 holds come in all at the same time and they are all 14 day loans!! 🤦🏻‍♀️

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MsRadioSilence
Payback's a Witch | Lana Harper
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I‘m not gonna lie, the ending was a little predictable, and there were a few times when a word was overused just because it‘s big and pretty (once again advocating for a thesaurus and that - gasp! - small words are okay). Overall, I liked the language, even with all the pop culture references, but it felt mostly natural. I still had a good time reading it though, which was refreshing.

#scarathalon #scarathlon2021 #teamhendrix

wanderinglynn I‘m with you on the overuse of words, especially big words that people think make them sound smart. 3mo
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MsRadioSilence
Payback's a Witch | Lana Harper
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A Basic Witch (pumpkin spice) adult shake and some reading after my classes (which just ended 😩). I have a headache from staring at a microscope all day, so I decided to treat myself to a restaurant I‘ve been eyeing all semester. So far so good!!

wanderinglynn Fun! Enjoy! 🎃 3mo
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Crinoline_Laphroaig
Payback's a Witch | Lana Harper
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Test Photo. 📸 I've been wanting to make a spot with my bookshelves in the background. I finally sorted it out since I've something special happening later this week on Zoom. Stay tuned.

I've throughly enjoyed Paybacks a Witch. Fun witchy romance. Perfect Halloween read.

Next up is The Ex Hex by Erin Sterling. My #botm I've been saving to read right before Halloween. 🧙🏻‍♀️

DivineDiana Love this photo of you and your books! ❤️📚❤️ 3mo
IuliaC Very beautiful photo! 3mo
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MsRadioSilence
Payback's a Witch | Lana Harper
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One more week to go! Come on #teamhendrix we got this!!

#scarathlon #scarathlon2021

StayCurious Great job! 3mo
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Crinoline_Laphroaig
Payback's a Witch | Lana Harper
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I'm loving this witchy read. 🧙🏻‍♀️

AkashaVampie Amok Amok Amok... all I could think of his Sarah Jessica Parker saying that in Hocus Pocus 3mo
Crinoline_Laphroaig @AkashaVampie you know I've never seen Hocus Pocus. I need to remedy that. 3mo
AkashaVampie @Crinoline_Laphroaig yes u do!!! Do u have DisneyPlus? It's on there. 3mo
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slategreyskies
Payback's a Witch | Lana Harper
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I took @CaseyTheCanadianLesbrarian ‘s quiz to find out which spooky queer book I should read next, and this was my result. Wanna take the quiz? Here‘s the link:

https://www.autostraddle.com/quiz-which-queer-spooky-book-should-you-read-this-o...

Enjoy!! 😎

#QueerBooks #LGBTQbooks #quiz

Clare-Dragonfly I got the same! It sounds really cute! 3mo
Yuki_Onna I got Carmilla by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu. 🖤 3mo
CaseyTheCanadianLesbrarian Ooh hope you like it! 3mo
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Nessavamusic
Payback's a Witch | Lana Harper
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Today‘s #LittensDressedinBlood prompt:
Book of Spells

Won this one from a Goodreads‘s giveaway. I think it definitely fits today‘s prompt. Hope to get to it this month!

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phantomx
Payback's a Witch | Lana Harper
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I'm at a crossroads of which book to pick for lmpbc Round 13 they all look really good, and the page count is different for each one. I'll tag the books in the comments #GroupP @bibliobard @WanderingBookaneer @IndoorDame

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IndoorDame This list looks great! I‘m particularly interested in the library of the unwritten and summer sons 3mo
bibliobard I have read Library and Every Heart and can say that BOTH are amazing. Let me take a look at these others and get back with you 3mo
bibliobard My vote is Spindle and Payback! 3mo
WanderingBookaneer I‘m fine with any of these. I haven‘t read any of them! 3mo
phantomx @WanderingBookaneer @bibliobard @IndoorDame Decided on Payback's A Witch in order to push out of my comfort zone for awhile and see how this story will unfold 3mo
WanderingBookaneer 👍🏻 3mo
IndoorDame Awesome! 3mo
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mdemanatee
Payback's a Witch | Lana Harper
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Mehso-so

This one started out really strong for me and fizzled a bit. Anyone else read this one yet and have thoughts?

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Mpcacher
Payback's a Witch | Lana Harper

This new novel is the first of a new romance series (The Witches of Thistle Grove) and features witches. romance and a bisexual main character named Emmy. It is a fun, light read that is a great suggestion for someone looking for a Halloween themed escape. I give it 3.5/5...this is not great literature, but sometimes fun is enough.

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Michollio
Payback's a Witch | Lana Harper
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I basically added these books to my TBR list on title alone. I'm loving these punny witch/magic titles.