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MrsReads1
The Initial Insult | Mindy McGinnis
Mehso-so

I picked this up, lured in by the Poe references (and certainly wasn't disappointed there) but this felt too much like a YA written for younger readers for me to love it. I enjoyed theultiple POVs and I'd love to actually know what was going on...just not enough to pick up the second book in this duology.

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RebeccaRoo7
The Initial Insult | Mindy McGinnis
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VioletMoonBooks
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Oldschool_millenial Well that would've been a VERY DIFFERENT poem 😂 1mo
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TracyReadsBooks
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Pickpick

I like his short stories better but you can‘t ever go wrong reading anything by Poe. And while it‘s just stating the obvious, ‘The Raven‘ is awesome.

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TracyReadsBooks
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Sometimes gloomy afternoons are all the excuse you need to spend a little time with Edgar Allan Poe.

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BookLineNSinker
The Initial Insult | Mindy McGinnis
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I enjoyed this book very much. Its about Tess, a young woman whose parents passed away and she is left living with her one eyed grandfather at the "White Trash Zoo". Tess is determined to find out what really happened to her parents so she takes her friend, the last person to see her parents alive, and begins her interrogation using some interesting techniques. Loved the nods to Poe. 4 ?

LibrarianRyan Wait til you read the sequel. OMG!!! 5mo
BookLineNSinker When is it coming out? What's the title? 😂 How have I not heard about this?! 5mo
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BookLineNSinker
The Initial Insult | Mindy McGinnis
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This is my #weekendreads along with, Sometimes I Lie by Alice Feeney. A restful weekend awaits! Happy Saturday!!

Johanna414 I loved this one!! 5mo
BookLineNSinker I really ended up loving it too! 5mo
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LibrarianRyan
The Initial Insult | Mindy McGinnis
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5 ⭐
This was a reread for me. But book 2 is coming out soon and i needed a refresher. I loved this book so much. It's a Poe retelling where a girl Tess, shackles her best friend to the call in the party house basement and begins slow torture to get her tell what happened to Tess parents. You all have the White Trash Zoo (think Tiger King), with the panther on the loose, and everything else. This book is just awesome.

Johanna414 I'm so excited for book 2! A rare pre-order for me 5mo
LibrarianRyan @Johanna414 I'm writing my review now. It's good. Not as good, but still good. and there are more than a few OH S*&^ moments. 5mo
GondorGirl Mindy McGinnis is a very... unique... individual. I have no idea what goes on in her brain, but it's crazy! 🧡😳 5mo
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LibrarianRyan @GondorGirl Yeah. I think she would be interesting to sit and talk to. 5mo
GondorGirl @LibrarianRyan Oh, she's a riot. She's local to where I live and I've met her 6 or 7 times. She did an event with my local indie where we read one of her books and then met at a bar to have drinks and discuss it. 5mo
LibrarianRyan @GondorGirl Okay, that would be so much fun. 5mo
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MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm
Mrs. Poe | Lynn Cullen
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4 ⭐️s
I‘m actually surprised how much I liked this one! Despite the subject matter, Cullen crafts a page turner that held my interest from page one. I thoroughly enjoyed the depictions of a young New York City. I geeked out whenever other famous writers from the age popped up unexpectedly. The story is of course tragic, I mean it has to do with Poe, how could it end truly happily? A darkly wonderful read.

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MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm
Mrs. Poe | Lynn Cullen
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My #WeekendReading plans are to finish this odd book and possibly another to get a #BookSpinBingo. Not sure how I feel about this one so far. Cullen is certainly good at keeping my interest piqued, but I just can‘t get on board with the MC‘s lust for Poe. He‘s never been one I would imagine as a love interest…and affairs/cheating are kind of a trigger for me. 😅 I know from history this doesn‘t end well, so we‘ll see how it goes… 😬

Andrew65 Looks a great choice. Happy reading. 5mo
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