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BookDragonNotWorm

Joined November 2016

I could be more literary, but genres have more fun! Read, write, repeat. www.shannonhollinger.com
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The Night Olivia Fell by Christina McDonald
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Final Girls | Riley Sager
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Riley Sager just shared the plot synopsis for his latest book on his FB page if anyone's interested! It sounds SO spooky, can't wait to get my hands on it!!! 😱

Lovesbooks87 I will read anything that he writes! 9h
BookDragonNotWorm @Lovesbooks87 Me too! Really excited for this one! 8h
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Double Dip | Gretchen Archer
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♥️ Central Florida
🧡 38
💛 I cash in credit card points for Amazon gift cards.
💚 Married
💙 She/Her
💜 I'm much too ferocious of a reader to be a bookworm! I burn through the pages like a 🐉(or something like that 😏).

TheDaysGoBy I love the explanation for your Litsy handle. So creative! 1d
BookDragonNotWorm @TheDaysGoBy Thanks! I kinda just made it up on the spot 😂 9h
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#MurderFunding | Gretchen McNeil
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Not as good as the first, but still, a stellar follow up to what I suspect was originally intended to be a stand alone. A quick, fun read. Let's keep the #murder train going, October's still young!!!

LibrarianRyan I‘m currently 1/3 through. Hope to make it to 1/2 tonight. 5d
BookDragonNotWorm @LibrarianRyan I'm rooting for you!!! 5d
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The Troop | Nick Cutter
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I'm not quite sure what I just read. Sick? ☑️ Twisted ☑️ Horrific? ☑️ A warm, fuzzy, feel good time? Not so much . . . but 'tis the season for yuck and uck, so if you're looking for a tale to turn your stomach, this might be what you're looking for. 😬

sprainedbrain This book was gross. And I loved it. 😂 1w
laurenslibrary I love Nick Cutter! Have you read 1w
BookDragonNotWorm @sprainedbrain Me too! Glad I'm not the only one! 😁 1w
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BookDragonNotWorm @laurenslibrary Not yet, but it's on my list now! Do you recommend it? 1w
laurenslibrary @BookDragonNotWorm Yes! Its even more disturbing than The Troop 1w
BookDragonNotWorm @laurenslibrary Thanks! It just skyrocketed up my TBR list! 1w
Prairiegirl_reading I have the audio but I think I might be too 🐔💩 7d
BookDragonNotWorm @Prairiegirl_reading 😂 I don't think this one is quite that bad. 7d
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In the Woods | Tana French
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Is anyone else excited?!?!

vivastory Very much so 2w
BridgetteM 🙋‍♀️ 2w
Cathythoughts Me too 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2w
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Tonton 😎❣️🌟 2w
AshleyHoss820 Oh man, I better get this read!! 2w
kspenmoll So excited! 1w
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Dumplin' (Dumplin' #1) | Julie Murphy
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This was cute and inspirational, but I wish the author had dug a little deeper. Would have loved it to be a bit grittier and a little more painful. I also thought the ending was a little rushed, but I really enjoyed it (maybe I just didn't want it to end?).

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Scored | Lauren McLaughlin
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If you haven't seen this - more free and discounted books! Just signed up. My TBR list will never forgive me! 😂
http://www.bookperk.com/?utm_source=hcp&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=joinbookpe...

rather_be_reading yes i get some great deals from them! 3w
RiverKScottWrites What?? Yaass 2w
RiverKScottWrites Okay just signed up! Thanks for the rec! 2w
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Have you heard of that elusive, mythical beast - the movie that's better than the book? I found it!

That said, the book and the movie were completely different - the same characters but different plots, with just enough in common to vaguely resemble each other as distant cousins. If you can make it past the writing on the first few pages, you might as well stick it out, it's a quick and somewhat suspenseful read.

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Relic | Gretchen McNeil
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How could I be the first one to review this?!?!

YA horror? Yes, please! I'm usually not a fan of the supernatural, but there was just a touch and I liked it! If you don't want to know who the killer is, who's going to get it next, and if anyone will survive, this is for you!

I'm only reading fun books from now until Halloween and this one definitely counts as fun!

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The Last Woman in the Forest | Diane Les Becquets
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I had this one on my TBR shelf forever! So happy to have finally read it! Loved the plot but not the characters, and some of the writing drove me insane (ironic because the author teachers writing 😂). Bottom line: a win-win because my TBR shelf is in slightly less danger of collapsing and I did enjoy the story.

JulietBooks Lol 😂 3w
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#MurderTrending | Gretchen McNeil
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I really, really, really LOVED this book! I'm not quite sure why, but apparently I had a reading itch that it perfectly scratched. I thought the premise was great and enjoyed the execution. So much fun! Even if you don't like YA books, if you're looking for a good #Spooktober read, this could be it!

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The Haunting of Hill House | Shirley Jackson
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#7days7covers #CoverCrush (belated) Day 7

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ValerieAndBooks Awesome cover! 1mo
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ValerieAndBooks Aww 💖!! 1mo
JoScho Look at that sweet baby!!! 1mo
JulietBooks 🧡💛💚💙💜 3w
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Amazonia | James Rollins
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#7days7covers #covercrush #Day3

Thanks @DaveGreen7777 for the tag!

To play along, tag 7 books with covers you love for 7 days in a row, no explanation needed. You can also nominate others you think might enjoy playing!

I nominate @Rambo_Reads if she wants to give it a go.!

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#MurderTrending | Gretchen McNeil
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I got inspired last night and made myself a Mediterranean (chickpea) pasta salad for lunch this weekend. It figures that the day I have a meal to look forward to is the day lunch is so late, but I get to start this new book that I've really been looking forward to, so yay!

LibrarianRyan Loved this book. 1mo
Dragon Yummy! 👍🐉 1mo
BookDragonNotWorm @LibrarianRyan It sounds really good! Have you read the sequel yet? 1mo
BookDragonNotWorm @Dragon Thanks! Not my usual 🐲 fuel, but rather tasty! 1mo
LibrarianRyan @BookDragonNotWorm not yet. I have it. I‘m semi waiting for October. 1mo
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Meg: Hell's Aquarium | Steve Alten
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#7days7covers #covercrush #Day2

To play along, tag 7 books with covers you love for 7 days in a row, no explanation needed. You can also nominate others you think might enjoy playing!

I nominate @ScientistSam if she wants to give it a try!

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#7days7covers #covercrush #day1

Thanks @DaveGreen7777 for the tag!

To play along, tag 7 books with covers you love for 7 days in a row, no explanation needed. You can also nominate others you think might enjoy playing!

I nominate @Bookworm1987 if she wants to give it a go.

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I'm never going to be an influencer. I have no make-up tips, no one wants to copy my (stained t-shirt) style, and I'd have to clean my house to share 'design' tips (cleaning creates a conflict of interest with my reading time). I read this for kicks and to see if any of the info could be applied to other aspects of my life, which it can. I enjoyed it more than I expected.

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Ten Little Girls | Willow Rose
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What can I say about this one? Good plot, but the writing style was juvenile and underdeveloped. Looked the author up, and she's quite popular and has written over 50 books. Am I the only one turned off by mediocre writing? Ultimately, this was a pick because it kept me reading despite my issues with the verbiage. (Seriously, though - if you read that a character 'started to begin' something, does the passive redundancy bother you?) 🤯

UwannaPublishme 😱😱😱 1mo
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Newsletter Ninja | Tammi Labrecque
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This is mainly geared towards authors, but it was chock full of fantastic advice for anyone who has a newsletter - my husband's even implementing some of her suggestions for the clients on his mailing list! Written in an easy, personable style.

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5 stars for the title of this book! 4 stars for the plot. I enjoyed it, but certain things (*see spoiler below) ruin books for me. Twisty plot, good writing.

BookDragonNotWorm I fail to see how harming an animal can ever be integral to a plot. Write around it. Find another way. Just. DON'T. Do it. 2mo
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My Kindle is charged, I've got candles for days, and even a battery operated fan. If hurricane Dorian knocks our power out, I'm making the most of it! #readingvacay

DaveGreen7777 Sending best wishes and positive energy your way through the hurricane! 2mo
BookDragonNotWorm @DaveGreen7777 Thanks! I appreciate it! 2mo
Lovesbooks87 Stay Safe! 2mo
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TheSpineView Be safe! 2mo
marleed Fingers crossed for your power! 2mo
Slajaunie Where do you live? 2mo
BookDragonNotWorm @marleed Thank you! Fine so far 🤞 2mo
BookDragonNotWorm @Slajaunie Indialantic in Brevard. Are you in FL too? 2mo
Slajaunie No. I am in Thibodaux, south Louisiana. 2mo
JulietBooks You're super prepared. 2mo
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Cleanliness and Culture: Indonesian Histories | C. van Dijk, J. Gelman Taylor
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Book related only in that I finished edits on my YA manuscript and sent round 1 of queries out, so I cleaned my desk before starting my next project. Had to share because it won't look like this again for who knows how long! Let the new project clutter begin!

GypsyKat Congratulations! 2mo
Marilyncjackson Yay! Congratulations on the finish. I hope I can get there by the end of the year. 😊 2mo
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BookDragonNotWorm @Marilyncjackson Thanks! I'll be rooting for you! 😃 2mo
kspenmoll Looks great! 2mo
Smrloomis Impressive! Congratulations on all of it! I hope one of them comes back positive 🤞🏽 2mo
BookDragonNotWorm @Smrloomis Thank you! 😁 2mo
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Things We Knew Were True | Nicci Gerrard
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#wonderouswednesday @eggs
Thanks to @xxjenadanxx for the tag

1) Just one? A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness
2) Jurasic Park
3) Numbers don't go that high.
4) Newsletter Ninja ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
5) @OrangeMooseReads @BookwormAHN @DGRachel

BookwormAHN Thanks for the tag 😺 2mo
BookDragonNotWorm @BookwormAHN I hope you enjoy it as much as I did! 🤓 2mo
Eggs #3 😂😂😂 2mo
BookDragonNotWorm @eggs I almost replied: see Dewey decimal system, but there're all those books about tax law and giant egos I'm sure would be DNFs 2mo
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Girls with Sharp Sticks | Suzanne Young
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Strange, disturbing, unexpected - but I really liked it! Pass me a stick and let's get this party started!

Bookish_Gal Just finished it and I LOVED IT. The suspense kept pulling me right back in (edited) 2mo
BookDragonNotWorm @Bookish_Gal Me too! I'm really looking forward to the sequel! 2mo
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Genuine Fraud | E. Lockhart
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I love 'We Were Liars' by this author. This was nothing like that. Good, but not at all what I was expecting. Fast paced, kept me guessing, well written, but probably wouldn't have read it if I had known the actual plot. Just barely a pick for me.

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Final Girls | Riley Sager
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Fresh idea, solid writing, and a twist that didn't even make it onto my radar! I like his second book better, but this quick paced mystery thriller took me on a wild ride! I didn't like the characters, but I'm not sure I was supposed to - it makes it easier to suspect everyone - and I was still blindsided!

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I don't like legal thrillers, but this was a suspense/mystery/thriller about lawyers, which I like just fine! Fast paced and deviously plotted, with Hank's characteristic wit and razor sharp dialogue. She's done it again! Another stellar read with a crafty twist!

Thanks to Hank's newsletter and Netgalley for the ARC! (If you like her books, sign up for her newsletter - it's fun and there are perks!)

ReadingisMyPassion Great book! 2mo
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Reputation | Sara Shepard
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I had no idea the Pretty Little Liar author also wrote adult fiction! Same fast pace and quick wit but without the cliffhanger ending. Plenty of twists, abundant subplots, and drama galore made for a fun read!

I won this ARC of this on Goodreads.

Bookworm1987 You're so lucky, i'v got to wait until December for it to be released. 😞 1mo
Bookworm1987 I'm a big Sara Shepard fan. Read all her books except The Heiresses, The Elizas, Everything We Ever Wanted and All The Things We Didn't Say. And this one obviously 1mo
BookDragonNotWorm @Bookworm871 I'm a big fan of hers too! It'll be worth the wait! There were some timeline/plot inconsistencies that detracted a bit from the story that I'm sure will be fixed during final edits! I LOVED the PLL series! 1mo
Bookworm1987 I loved the PLL books as well. 1mo
Bookworm1987 And her other books like The Perfectionists and The Good Girls, The Amateurs, Follow Me and Last Seen and all The Lying Game books. 1mo
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I read 'Goof Proof' by Victoria Loder, former literary agent who was very active on Twitter. It wasn't horrible, but I wouldn't recommend it. If you want advice on querying, Google Query Shark and read her blog - it's free.

(Book not in Litsy catalog)

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I liked it, but was a little disappointed. It was creepy and suspenseful, but I kept expecting a shocking, 'nothing is as it seems' twist or a big reveal that never happened. Maybe there was just too much hype over this one, but as good as it was, I was underwhelmed.

Marilyncjackson I just started this book and so far I find it kind of blah 3mo
BookDragonNotWorm @Marilyncjackson I read The Last Time I Lied by the same author and thought it was so much better. This one is too generic. 3mo
Marilyncjackson @BookDragonNotWorm I am going to put The Last Time I Lied on my TBR 3mo
BookDragonNotWorm @Marilyncjackson I hope you like it! It has plenty of twists! 3mo
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People Like Us | Dana Mele
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Standard YA book, slightly too predictable and erring towards being too trendy, but it held my attention and I enjoyed it. Guilty beach read.

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No Exit: A Novel | Taylor Adams
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So I'm going to jump on the bandwagon here - this book was non-stop suspense. Every time I thought it was going to slow down, it sped up. This is the first book to get a lot of hype that I've agreed with in a looong time. Now I've got to catch my breath 😉

TamTracy I just got this and am soooo exited to read it! 3mo
BookDragonNotWorm @TamTracy I hope you like it as much as I did! 3mo
Freespirit Sounds great! 3mo
ReadingisMyPassion Loved this book! 2mo
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This book has All. The. Twists!!!! The rollercoaster continued all the way down to the last few pages! Well crafted and crafty, this is what a plot should be. Will definitely be reading more by this author!

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Sparkles | Louise Bagshawe
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Happy 4th of July fellow Litsans! Here's to some explosive plots and dynamic reading!

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Mystery Weekly Magazine: July 2019 | Don McLellan, Stacy Woodson, Chris Wheatley
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I don't know if any of you read Mystery Weekly Magazine or not, but my story, "Bad Moon Rising" is in this month's issue! If you read it, I'd love to know what you think - always looking for feedback on how to improve! ✍️? #amwriting

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💥 The Hunger Games
💥 Anything spicy
💥 Bad drivers (grey dawn 🚘)
💥 None (no one to blame means I had to be creative)
💥 I just moved back to my home state - anyone else in Brevard County, FL?!?!

#friYAYintro @howjessreads

danireads Omg same! I had no one to fight with, so it always ended up being my dad, and that never worked out well for me. 😂😭 4mo
BookDragonNotWorm @danireads I used to blame the dogs or cats whenever I broke something! They even got into my mom's make-up once 😂 4mo
danireads @BookDragonNotWorm Hahahaha those pesky critters!!!!! 4mo
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This wasn't a total waste of time, it had a decent premise, but the authors took way too long to develop the plot, and for the love of God, if you can't find your own typos, HIRE A FREAKING EDITOR!!!! I don't want to be a hater, but this is why I hesitate to read indie books. If you can't be bothered to publish a clean copy, why should I bother to read it? Don't be sloppy. Thank you, #grammarnazi

rretzler I‘ve noticed there are lots of errors even from books coming from publishing houses, unfortunately. I‘m with you though, I don‘t pick up many indie books anymore for that same reason. 4mo
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Stumbled on this during my hike today while getting in my Sunday steps. Reminded me of Goonies 🏴‍☠️ I want it - looks like there's a nice window to read by up front 😉

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Six Months Later | Natalie D. Richards
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I liked One Was Lost (written by this author) so much that I looked her up and bought her highest rated book without reading about it. It completely wasn't what I expected. It certainly wasn't the kind of plot I'd choose to read. But to the author's credit, she kept me reading.

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I didn't like this one as much as some of his others, but it was still a solid read, great YA character and good insight into mental illness.

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The Lost Man | Jane Harper
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This one was a slow burn for me. I wasn't sure how I felt about it at first, Then I liked it but wished it would move a little faster, but by the end my patience was rewarded and I was satisfied!

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This was just barely a pick for me. I loved "The Kind Worth Killing" by this author, so much so that I keep reading his other books. The first half of this one kind of read like 'one time at band camp' in that it seemed like the author was in a rush to get to writing the good part. The second half was better, more developed, but predictable. A good choice if you don't want to think too much about the mystery you're reading.

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See All the Stars | Kit Frick
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I really liked this YA book. It stirred me emotionally more than any of the other books I've read lately. I felt for the characters, and was completely blindsided by the twist at the end. Score!

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This one was so totally not what I usually read, but I found it strangely intriguing. It held my attention, kept me reading, and only made me roll my eyes a couple of times 😉

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This is just barely a pick for me, maybe because all of the hype it's getting. I love a good dose of science and facts in my fiction, which this book has, but I felt underwhelmed by the overall story. The plot was predictable, and the prose wasn't as magical as I was expecting. I might have liked it better if I wasn't expecting so much. A nice story, but I never got emotional from it.

KristenDuck Definitely warned people not to buy into the hype for this one! 5mo
marleed I agree. I liked it but thought I‘d love it. It seemed a bit YA for me which would have been fine had I anticipated that. 5mo
BookDragonNotWorm @KristenDuck @marleed Thank you!!!! I kept waiting for an 'aha' moment when I got what everyone else was raving about! Good to know I'm not the only one who wasn't impressed! 5mo
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KristenDuck @BookDragonNotWorm yup. No huge twist. No unbelievably amazing ending. I was left feeling like “okayyyy...” 5mo
8little_paws I just started it this morning for book club and the characters feel super one dimensional so far. 5mo
lynneamch I did love it, but had no expectations ahead of time. Wasn't aware of the hype, so I guess that was good. Also, it was audio, which sometimes makes a difference. 4mo
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A Lily in the Light | Kristin Fields
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I feel bad for not rating this higher, but for a story with such an emotional plotline, it really didn't raise my emotions. It was a good idea and had good bones, but I feel like the author really missed out on the chance to make this the tear-jerker it could have been. 3/5 ⭐

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Cold Waters | Debbie Herbert
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This was good, but not great. I think I enjoyed the author's writing more than the story, the plot was a little far fetched for me, but it held my attention and I have no regrets about the time I spent reading it. Plus, it was free 😁