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Coleen
The Nanny | Gilly Macmillan
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Although probably not my favorite Gilly MacMillan novel, this one was decent and kind of creepy/evil. Is the Nanny who she says she is, or is she not? Several unlikeable main characters and the ending was a bit far fetched, but the story did keep me guessing.

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TheLibrarian
Past Perfect Life | Elizabeth Eulberg
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Allison (Ally) Smith is a senior in high school in a small Wisconsin town. Ally leads a pretty ordinary life and she loves her friends (including their families) and her father. Everything seems to be going great until she starts submitting college applications. A red flag has appeared and it‘s because Ally Smith isn‘t who she thinks she is.

Overall a great contemporary YA book that felt real and authentic.

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TheLibrarian
Past Perfect Life | Elizabeth Eulberg
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Surprised by #bookmail tonight!! Thought I was getting an arc but the publisher sent a hardcover.

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Lovesbooks87 I enjoyed this one. 1mo
TheLibrarian @Lovesbooks87 That‘s great to hear! 1mo
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Christine
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As a very experienced workplace outsider (only partly by choice 😬), I‘m REALLY looking forward to diving into this one! #bookmail #librarything #earlyreviewers

wanderinglynn Sounds interesting. 1mo
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DGRachel
Trolls | Stefan Spjut
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SQUEE! This is going to sound really weird, but I hope this is as terrifying at my other LibraryThing Early Reviewers horror win. The Laws of the Skies is going to be hard to top, but I'm looking forward to receiving, reading, and reviewing Trolls!

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Amie
The Wolf Wants in | Laura McHugh
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McHugh has a talent for portraying small, dying Midwestern towns as grim and a bit sinister, while capturing the humanity of the people who live there. The story felt a bit tepid, though and the suspense could have been been turned up a notch or two in the first 2/3, but not bad overall.
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Amie The descriptions of a small town/rural/farming community felt authentic to me, as someone who grew up in that type of community (except using the terms grain bin and silo interchangeably - those are two different things in my lexicon) 2mo
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AudreyMorris
Princess Bari | Hwang Sok-Yong
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My first #24in48 finish! This novel is based on the traditional Korean legend of Princess Bari. Hwang Sok-Yong is a well known and well regarded Korean author, and he reimagined Bari‘s tale in the present time. Bari survives the North Korean famine by fleeing to China and eventually makes the harrowing trip to London. She uses her special abilities to read the pain of others as a foot masseuse. #intranslation #earlyreviewers #2019release

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Well-ReadNeck
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#BookHaul #LibraryThing #EarlyReviewers

Book mail today!!! 📬📚

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Christine
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Rad bookmail! 📚✊💚 #librarything #earlyreviewers

lele1432 This sounds fantastic! 2mo
MrsMalaprop It‘s awesome ❤️. 2mo
Christine @lele1432 Doesn‘t it? So looking forward to it. 2mo
Christine @MrsMalaprop Oh good! I was so excited to receive it. 2mo
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DGRachel
The Laws of the Skies | Grgoire Courtois
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Holy crap. WTF did I just read? 12 kids & 3 adults enter the forest. No one comes out alive. This had me on the edge of my seat the entire time and that ending? Oh. My. God. I‘m never going into a forest again. Winnie the Pooh meets The Blair Witch Project meets Lord of the Flies. Brutal. Depraved. Terrifying. And so damn good. I‘m not going to be able to sleep. #librarything #earlyreviewers

JoScho I am super excited to read this one! 3mo
DGRachel @JoScho It‘s so good. @batsy did a much more coherent review than I did, but yeah...so disturbing. I totally expect nightmares tonight. 3mo
JoScho Sounds right up my alley. Do you know the release date? 3mo
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DGRachel @JoScho According to Goodreads, it was released May 14th so it‘s out now! 3mo
JoScho Yes!!! Going to look for it now! Thanks so much 🖤 3mo
batsy Oh wow, I'm glad another person liked it so I'm not alone 😂 Every once in awhile I think about this book and Enzo in particular and creep myself out again 3mo
DGRachel @batsy Oh, Enzo. He was a terrifying character, but I could not cheer his death. It was so awful. I just kept thinking “that poor child”. It‘s definitely a book I feel weird saying I loved, but it really was so well written. 3mo
batsy @DGRachel Yes! I felt the same. He was terrifying when he was in power but when he was dying I only felt sadness. Also about the kind of father he had. This book made me feel so many uncomfortable things. 3mo
DGRachel @batsy Yes. The ending left me so sad. I finished it three hours ago and still can‘t bring myself to try to sleep. 3mo
Reggie If I had not stacked this from @batsy I would have stacked it now. Lol, great review!! 3mo
BarbaraBB Stacked. I can‘t ignore it any longer. Stellar review! 3mo
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