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Mehso-so

To be the last book of the Shadow House series, I think wasn't the best choice. The last book should've been "No Way Out" (Book 3) because it concluded the storyline well. This book I found was a bit unnecessary; following two completely new characters. It wasn't as scary as the previous three books. It was missing the creepy photos as well. There was about 3 photos throughout the book compared to the others. #Horror #Fiction #Goodreads #YA

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The book was well executed and just as scary as the other two previous books. The creepy, dark photos that are throughout the book will send chills down your spine and so will the words. It's perfect to read at nighttime especially if you really want to get that scary effect. The book did end quite well, without a cliffhanger so I'm unsure of what the fourth book will cover. #Horror #Fiction #Series

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The Other Woman | Sandie Jones
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This book has a twisty plot that thickens with each turn of the page. It‘s addicting to the point where you can‘t stop reading. The characters were interesting and distinct. Pammie, Adam‘s mother, made me so angry throughout the most of the book because she was so sneaky and deceitful. She was making Emily‘s life a living hell but I couldn‘t stop reading it because she went to a next level of crazy on each page! Mothers will do anything. #Thriller

TheBookKeepers Enticing!! 1y
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Black Lies | Alessandra Torre
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The storyline was slow, I mean extremely slow to the point where I was just skimming over the words for something interesting to capture my attention. The characters weren‘t likable and I couldn‘t connect to them at all. The only thing that saved this book a little was the plot twist. After the plot twist, it went back to being dull. The mental illness representation...bothered me greatly. But the romance scenes were good, I guess. #goodreads

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One of Us Is Lying | Karen M. Mcmanus
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Being one of my most anticipated reads of the year, I'm sorry to say that this book has filled my heart with nothing but disappointment. There was a lack of distinct with characters even thought there were 4 separate POVs. The story itself wasn't very entertaining. The last thing that really disturbed me was the mental illness representation. It angers me that mental illness is being used so loosely, especially in movies/shows/books.

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This was my first Agatha Christie novel and it definitely did not disappoint. It is worth the read. It is mind-boggling enough that I was beginning to think that I killed Ratchett myself. I had my own theories about the solution to the murder but they were wrong as I reached the ending. I learned a great deal of French as well being that some phrases were in that language. This was fantastic and I do plan on reading more of her work.

RaimeyGallant Haha. 2y
Chelleo I have yet to read any. I‘ll have to add that to Mt. TBR. 2y
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Definitely an interesting read. I wish I would've picked it up sooner way back in high school. I felt like I could relate to it a lot and it was explained very well about extroversion and introversion. Even if you consider yourself an extrovert, you will enjoy this book. Introverts unite! ❤️

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Frozen Charlotte | Alex Bell
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5 Stars ✨
Honestly, I loved this book. Creepy children, satanic dolls and needles in eyeballs...this is one good horror book! It was fast-paced and engulfed me right into the action. The characters were interesting and the story behind the Frozen Charlotte Dolls were amazing. I will be reading the prequel to this book as well! I want to know more about the dolls. #FrozenCharlotte #Alexbell #Youngadult #Library #Bibliophile #Readers

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Ten | Gretchen McNeil
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It was interesting for the most part. People were dying and they had to figure out which one of them was the killer before more people died. However, these two characters found the motive to kiss and confess feelings when there were multiple dead bodies around them. Disgusting. Then, the killer was revealed and they explained the reasons for the killings. After that, it was cliché and I didn't like the ending. #Ten #GretchenMcNeil #Library #Reader

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Rating: ★★★★
This book was captivating, funny and great. Jacob had me laughing to tears. The remarks he made throughout the book made it enjoyable. The pictures added great detail to my imagination. There were a great amount of surprises towards the end of the book. As a whole, this was a page-turner. It was definitely a unique read that helped me get out of my reading slump. Thank you Ransom Riggs. #fantasy #missperegrineshomeforpeculiarchildren

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House of Furies | Madeleine Roux
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The cover is amazing and all but for some reason, I wasn't feeling this book at all. The pacing was extremely slow, nothing was happening that grabbed my attention to keep reading. I would just read it like Eh. I didn't feel connected to the characters. I just wasn't feeling it as a whole but I read the entire book. I guess the blurb at the front lead to me having high expectations. Damnit.

mangokittty Hmm I was just getting ready to start this. It sounded interesting. 2y
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Vivian's List | Haleigh Lovell
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Characters were not likable. For the first couple of pages in the book, I thought it was telling from the point of view of a sixteen-year old because of the dialog. I couldn't help but roll my eyes. I couldn't believe that a 22-year old would say, "I mean, there was penetration but not with his, you know..." Then her friend says, "Not with his noodle." What are we? Twelve? Her personality made it seem like she was a teen. Eh.

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The Rules | Nancy Holder, Debbie Viguie
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Tragic. I admit that the cover attracted me first. "Come out, come out...you won't get far." It's mind-boggling. It was creepy and I would get freaked out just by reading it. The story is told from multiple points of view but mainly focuses on Robin Brissett. The big reveal about the killer was disappointing because I knew who it was from the beginning.

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Mehso-so

Rating: 2/5 ★
It nearly took me two weeks to finish this, but I'm finally done. There was so many things wrong with this book. It could've been cut by 200 or 300 pages because things were not progressing for more than half the book! Part 2 was just unnecessary as a whole. I was just bored. Plus, the sex scenes were just plain disturbing and occurring too frequently. Having sex in a tent in the middle of a war? Seriously? I couldn't stand it.

Awashi97 Omg finally someone said that, I mean u have people dying around you and army wants u dead and u have the time to have sex 😩🙄😂 2y
Bibliomaniareads @Awashi97 Omg, yes! That's why I was so confused and annoyed! I thought I was the only one that noticed it and was actually bothered by it. Thanks for commenting. 😂😊 2y
Awashi97 Ur welcome☺️ I'm glad I'm not alone in this 😂 2y
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The Hate U Give | Angie Thomas
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"The Hate U Give Little Infants F*cks Everybody. T-H-U-G L-I-F-E."
I really enjoyed this. My emotions were all over the place by laughing at Chris trying to make jokes, getting angry at Hailey for being the way she is and almost crying at all the problems Starr had to experience. This book touches on Black Lives Matter, interracial relationships, racism and differences between Black and White neighborhoods. Loved it.

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The plot was filled with twists and turns from beginning to end. I was eager to find out if all the children will escape the Shadow House alive or let their fears overcome them. The pictures inside this book are amazingly creepy and sometimes scary, but worth it. That's what kept me reading. It was a great sequel and I cannot wait for book three to come out soon!

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Behind Closed Doors | B. A. Paris
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This book is not the next Gone Girl. This book is much more psychological and unsettling Gone Girl. The mystery began right at the beginning of page one. There was no wasting time and I was hooked. Within a couple pages, I was extremely unsettled, had chills running down my spine and goosebumps appearing on my arms. I could not put the book down because I was eager to know what happened next!

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I was so drawn to this book because of the concept of having a disease that makes her allergic to the world. She was sick and yet still wanted to explore the world. When she met Olly, I couldn't help but enjoy her increase in happiness. The only thing that concerned me was the pacing of the events after meeting Olly. It seemed so rushed honestly. However, the illustrations in the book were amazing!

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Before I Fall | Lauren Oliver
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Rating: 3.5 ★
This book was good. It's starts off a bit slow, things don't start picking up until day 4 or 5. I couldn't bring myself to hate the girls because I felt bad for them. Especially Sam. The author showed us her hesitation before doing something mean. It showed that she had some doubts and some feelings. I wish it ended differently though. Readers can see how Sam goes through change & how she realize her own mistakes. I loved that theme.

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End of Oz | Danielle Paige
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Rating: 4 ★
I really liked this book. It ended on a good note and tied everything together nicely. I loved how Amy evolved since the first book. She became this strong, confident, powerful and caring person. In this book, Dorothy was stripped of her evil and we actually got to know her character from the alternating POV. It was great to hear both sides of the story. At the end was very emotional, I was tearing up.

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The Tell-tale Heart | Edgar Allan Poe
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"For it was not the old man I felt the need to kill; it was the eye, his Evil Eye."

This was definitely something dark and twisted. The entire time, the narrator was trying to convince readers that he was sane but his actions says otherwise. I loved it. It's a great short read for in between books.

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The Cask of Amontillado | Edgar Allan Poe
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"I continued to smile in his face, and he did not understand that I was now smiling at the thought of what I planned for him, at the thought of my revenge."

It was a short story that kept my eyes darting across the page wanting to know what happens next. The ending was dark and satisfying.

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Tormented was a great, compelling sequel to the first book - Evolution. Jade and Aiden are still that romantic power couple that I loved. At first, I was hesistant about giving this book five stars because some parts were dragged out. Nevertheless, it was worth it all at the end of the book. There were heart-racing moments where I was wondering what's going to happen next. The ending left me absolutely breathless.

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I am completely in love with this story and the characters and everything! It's written so perfectly. This book grabbed my attention from the first page and it never went downhill from there. Since the first page, I've just been on the edge about everything. It's such a page turner! The ending is what convinced me that I have to finish this series right away. It has such a big cliffhanger, you cannot go throughout life by only read this one book.

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The Tumor: A Non-Legal Thriller | John Grisham, Focused Ultrasound Foundation
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The book was compelling. I believe this is something that everyone should read at least once or maybe more. I was grasped immediately by the first page. I love how the author included pictures and diagrams to show readers how exactly the procedures were done. The story actually brought tears to my eyes.

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Dark Matter | Blake Crouch
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I definitely enjoyed this book more than I expected. The characters were relatable and understanding. The plot of the story was constantly getting deeper. When you think one thing is going to happen, the author turns and blasts you with another outcome. I love how the plot is not at all predictable. The plot was indeed original, fascinating, mind-racing and heart-pumping material. It's something that I've never experienced before in a novel.

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The Radius of Us: A Novel | Marie Marquardt
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The characters were remarkable. It was great to see how much Gretchen has evolved and moved forward in her life with the help of Phoenix. Ninety seconds can really change a life in a good way. This book touched on the subjects about immigration, gang violence and the Hispanic culture. With a little hint of romance here and here, it made the story very realistic. I absolutely love this book and I'm glad I decided to read the whole thing.

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5⭐️
I cannot express how scared I got while reading this! What a way to start off 2017, with a horror book. Inbetween each chapter or so, there are creepy pictures of haunted children. I would be so frightened to turn the page because the pictures were very realistic and scary. I was feeling chills down my spine. The storyline is amazing and fast-paced. There is not one boring moment. The creepy pictures definitely enhanced my reading experience.

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My Sister Rosa | Justine Larbalestier
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The blurb on the back of the book is way more intriguing than the book itself. 90% of the book was tailored to the character, Che, which is Rosa's brother. The story is just following Che in his love life, boxing and daily life. I am not interested in boxing, but the story went so much into details about it. I would fall asleep because I would rarely see anything about Rosa being creepy. Absolutely nothing psychopathic happened until Chapter 35.

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Before You Go | Clare James
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The storyline was cliché. A girl goes through something tragic at her school and then changes her school to 'start over'. She's basically damaged goods but then meets this guy that makes her happy. It was predictable. However, if you are ever between books and just want a short story to read, this would be perfect.

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Rating: 0/5
Sadly, I could not finish this book. I really tried. I even took a break and relaxed to start over again. I just couldn't. The plot is totally ridiculous. You have this girl who gets raped/beaten and she is damaged. The main character refuses to leave her side, even though they are complete strangers. I did not finish, the love was forced and the storyline was not progressing. Sorry, bailed.

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Before It's Too Late | Latrese N. Carter
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This book was great. It was kind of annoying how the twin sisters couldn't get past their hate for each other to help their mother. But it has told me a life lesson. Sometimes you just have to forgive and forget. You don't want to wait to late to tell the person you are sorry.

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I found it a little confusing to read because of the alternating characters AND past-present. After a while, I got used to it. One thing that did bother me was the characters. They were NOT likeable at all. The book ended up making me angry instead of pleased because of that reason. Overall it still was a nice book to read. It reminded me of Gone Girl, but not as psychological and twisted.

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Rosemary's Baby | Ira Levin
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It was definitely a creepy read. There would be times when I would have to stop reading it because I felt the chills going up my spine. The characters were so mysterious that it kept you wondering what would happen. What they would do next? I have to say though, I wasn't a big fan of the ending. I felt the need for a couple more pages. I didn't want it to end like that.

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Rosemary's Baby | Ira Levin
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It was definitely a creepy read. There would be times when I would have to stop reading it because I felt the chills going up my spine. The characters were so mysterious that it kept you wondering what would happen. What they would do next? I have to say though, I wasn't a big fan of the ending. I felt the need for a couple more pages. I didn't want it to end like that.

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A Court of Mist and Fury | Sarah J. Maas
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Rating: 100/5
Team Feysand! Rhysand and Feyre are one bad-ass team. I love them together! He is waay better than Tamlin which is a plus plus. I don't care if the next books are 800 plus pages, I would commit to them just to find out what happens next. I could tell how much Feyre's character changed since ACOTAR. She became daring, tough and willing to do anything despite her PTSD.

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Reconstructing Amelia | Kimberly McCreight
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This is the mother of mysteries. At first I thought this would br a slow and boring ride. This novel is a non-stop mystery with all the clues, hints and questions. After the first five pages, I was HOOKED. It was definitely NOT cliché either. I tried to guess what would happen next and would only fail multiple times.

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Emerge | S. E. Hall
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I loved how happy Dane made Laney. At first, I was unsure about where the storyline was going because everything was moving very fast. The way that Dane loved Laney made my heart flutter to capacity.

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The Shadow Queen | CJ Redwine
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Rating: 2/5
The only character I liked was Sasha, the gyrfalcon. The rest of the characters seemed boring and dull. The storyline wasn't really interesting. There was little background about the types of magic, the ogres and everything else. No surprises. I think this book failed at the attempt of a retelling of Snow White and The Huntsman.

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Yellow Brick War | Danielle Paige
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This was way better than the second book. The language, the characters and the actions all reminded me of the first book. Amy has become so strong and confident. There were so many twists and turns that I couldn't put it down. The only thing I didn't like was what happened to Dorothy.

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Rating: 4/5
Relatively slow at some parts. The case was very interesting to read about. My favorite character was Scout Finch. She was so funny in most parts.

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The Wicked Will Rise | Danielle Paige
Mehso-so

Rating: 3/5
This wasn't as great as the first book. I felt like I was reading a while different story. I loved Amy in the first book however I couldn't help but hate her guts in this book. She was repeating herself over and over. "I have to find Nox...I'm doing this for Nox." 98% of the time I was like "Wtf." Her relationship with Nox seemed forced to me. Her attachment to Pete was even worse.

Adam_Z Agreed. Good enough to continue to the next book, but not as good as the first one. 3y
Karkar I agree with both of you. I will continue on too but was annoyed as well. 3y
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Rating: 3/5
The beginning of the book was extremely slow and boring. I had a tough time getting through it. After a while of reading it, I discovered that Feyre was the most annoying character. She reminded me of Bella Swan. I loved Tamlin's character so much.

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Red Queen | Victoria Aveyard
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Rating: 3/5
The ending was so unexpected, I give the author props for that. I don't understand the hype about the book though. It was very hard to finish because of the boring beginning and middle. There were some OMG moments though. I loved Maven so much!

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Tease | Amanda Maciel
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At first I was kind of bored with the storyline because nothing was happening...bu then it started picking up the pace with all the events leading up to the incident. I know that I hated Sara because she didn't have no motive. Bullying is something no one should have to go through.

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V-Card | Alicia Michaels
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It is filled with hot, stemy relationships. I loved it. I admit that I loved the character, Dain. He was perfect, but too perfect but I couldn't stop loving him. I knew there was something wrong with him but I didn't want to admit it to myself.

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All Is Not Forgotten | Wendy Walker
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Rating: 2/5
It took me forever to finish this book because it didn't do anything but drag out the plot. You don't figure out who raped Jenny until the very end, like the last 10 pages. (Not exaggerating) I would've just tossed it to the side but I forced myself through. I just found it very difficult to engag with this book.

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Black Ice | Becca Fitzpatrick
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The characters in this book are so ridiculous that my view of the book went from 5 stars to 2 stars. I mean, come on. Two dumb girls go up in the moutains. It's just a story gone wrong. I had so much hope for this book when I bough it because I've read the Hush, Hush series. It was so painful to read. I just like the romantic parts.

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Rippler is a fun book to read. It's about a girl who has just learned that she could "ripple". I found it quite slow for the most part because it was just talking about her going to school but not about the people who murders anyone who ripples.

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Throttle Me | Chelle Bliss
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Some parts of the book were very cliche and predictable but it was a great book.

ChelleBliss Thank you... I think! 💋 2y
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