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HollyBahling

Joined December 2018

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And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie
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Penpal | Dathan Auerbach
Mehso-so

It was so creepy and thrilling throughout but the ending just killed it for me. It felt so thrown together and didn‘t leave as many answers as I had hoped for.

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Mehso-so

Meh. Not my favorite. It was good, don‘t get me wrong... but it definitely wasn‘t my favorite of the series. I‘ll leave it at that. Don‘t want to ruin the book for others.

Readswithcoffee Agreed! 4mo
HollyBahling @Readswithcoffee makes me want to take a break from Louise for a while! 4mo
Readswithcoffee @HollyBahling I know. Another Litsy reader assured me the next one in the series is better. 4mo
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All I can say is... YES. A million times yes! I inhaled this book. I am a true lover of the “found footage” horror genre and this is the literary form of that. I absolutely loved falling into this book headfirst. It‘s creepy, upsetting and freaky! if you‘re thinking about it, DO IT. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

vivastory Love this one 4mo
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I Remember You: A Ghost Story | Yrsa Sigurdardottir
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Friends set out to rehab and old house on a forgotten shore while a doctor attempts to unravel mysteries after his sons disappearance. This book perfectly combined mystery and horror. Which just so happen to be my two favorite genres! At times my heart pounded and I questioned whether or not I should be reading it alone! An intricate web of characters and lives intertwine in the fabulous thriller that left me needing to know more page after page.

Bookwm85forever This book was good!! Liberty recommended it!! 4mo
HollyBahling @Bookwm85forever It was fantastic! I found it on a Buzzfeed list! Something along the lines of, “25 books that actually scared the readers.” I‘m on my third book from this list and so far they‘re all picks! 4mo
Bookwm85forever @HollyBahling I‘ll have to check out that list. 4mo
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andrew61 That looks good - ive read 4 of her Icelandic series and enjoyed them so will definitely look for this one. 4mo
HollyBahling @andrew61 This is the first book of hers I‘ve read but am definitely excited to read more! 4mo
Bookwm85forever @HollyBahling Thanks for the link!! 4mo
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I am in awe of Louise Penny. The way she can paint a picture so perfectly. At this moment I imagine myself standing at the lake I love so much. In complete and utter awe at its beauty. remembering the people I love so much who called this place heaven on earth. I can see the sunset. I can feel their loss and their hope of the future. I touch their tree, their water, their love in every step. So happy she can portray it. Four friends at the shore.

Bookwormjillk She‘s amazing 4mo
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I Remember You: A Ghost Story | Yrsa Sigurdardottir
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May not be the cutest reading nook but you make due with what you‘re given at work. It‘s another one of those nights in the ICU. Phones aren‘t allowed. But I won‘t let that stop me from reading!

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I love to read because it transports me into another world. I love that when I get into a story, I can essentially vividly hallucinate for hours, forgetting the words and seeing the images instead as I read. I love leaving the world behind and getting to know characters like friends and experiencing their emotions as if they were mine. What about you?

SW-T Well said! I‘m the same with fiction, but with non fiction I read to stretch my brain and learn new things. 4mo
CherylRussell Same here! I really love when I get so absorbed that I‘m clueless as to what is going on around me. Irritates those around me at times because they must bellow to get my attention. 😆📚📚🥰 4mo
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The Butterfly Garden | Dot Hutchison
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Wow. Just... wow. This book surprised me. It will be added to my list of all time favorites! The beauty described against the darkness is astounding. A girl emerges from a beautiful prison to tell her story. The way it‘s written is perfect. I loved hearing it as an interview of a witness which I think is such a fresh telling of a thriller. 🦋🦋🦋🦋🦋

LiteraryinLititz Great review! I‘m intrigued! 4mo
HollyBahling @LiteraryinLititz It is fantastic! I will say ion full disclosure it deals with kidnapping violence and rape. It isn‘t for everyone. However, the ending made my coworkers jump because I gasped so loud! So amazing! 4mo
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Loved to hate it. It‘s so hard to read this book. Especially not knowing everything that has happened between the beloved character. But good lord that ending! What a whirlwind that the book completely turns direction in the span of a few pages! Definitely a pick!

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Beautiful Mystery | Louise Penny
Mehso-so

While excellent as a stand alone, I cannot like this book in the series. It angers me. Not just because of the struggle of the characters corrupted by the ones meant to protect them, but because it holds no baring to the previous books except to break the characters. I long for Three Pines. And I long for the comfort and tranquility of the investigators.

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Another great read by Louise Penny! I must admit... I spent the entire book expecting the culprit to be peter but was 100% shocked by who really did it! I know and I mean KNOW Peter has to be the perpetrator at some point. I feel like it such a tease he hasn‘t killed anyone yet. He more than once has seemed to have the motive. Anyone agree with me!?

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I read this book in high school and it has stuck with me since then. Through terror and tears I made it through this book quickly. I handed it off to my aunt who then passed it around to friends and it has never stayed in a home more than a week. This book is incredible and Immaculee is the epitome of what we should all strive to be. A survivor. I can‘t even begin describe the impact she had on me through her writing.

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Fantastic. I will say I am glad Olivier is innocent however he‘s still an a**hole. He was on of my favorite characters and now I just think that Gabri deserves WAY better. Having said that...
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I Loved this book and it taking us through the streets and festivals of Quebec. It sparked swish to visit there sometime!
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It was so horrible to watch the struggles of Jean Guy and Gamache. I wanted nothing more for them to find peace the whole book.

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My reading time is my me time. However, recently I have found myself in the company of Gamache A LOT. I can‘t get enough of this series! This book was heartbreaking for me in so many ways. The ending had me begging for another way. I‘m excited to see what happens next!

TrishB I hated this ending too! 5mo
Crazeedi These books are great! Waiting for the newest one! 5mo
HollyBahling @TrishB It was torture! Although I love that Penny isn‘t afraid to make a loved character an antagonist. She takes risks and it pays off! 5mo
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HollyBahling @Crazeedi I‘m so glad there are so many of them! It‘s so hard choosing what books to read next but when you find a series you love it is so easy! I‘ll have weeks of easy decisions! 5mo
Crazeedi @HollyBahling that's the great thing about series 5mo
HollyBahling @Crazeedi Absolutely! And I love nothing more than falling in love with characters. Penny achieves that each and every book! I fall deeper and deeper in love the characters. Their happiness, their flaws and their downfalls. Each book is a development I wouldn‘t expect and it‘s fascinating! 5mo
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Definitely my favorite Gamache book so far! The isolated setting brings a clue-esque excitement to it and I have to admit had me shocked by the end! So good and definitely worth reading the series to get to this point. Can‘t wait to see what mysteries the rest of the series brings!!!

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This one by far had me the most on the edge of my seat! At times I wanted to scream to Gamache to know what we know. Really a great page turner. If you have any hesitation about Louise Penny being an amazing writer let me assure you, you will NOT be disappointed! Time and time again she delivers!

Crazeedi I adored every one!! Enjoy! 5mo
HollyBahling @Crazeedi Thank you! I‘ve already started the next one! Can‘t get enough! 5mo
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So so so good! This left my heart pounding and the ending had me yelling, “WTF!” I 100% recommend this book. The characters are relatable and the setting adds to the eerie feel of the story. I found myself back at the summer camp I spent many summers at which added to the already masterful suspense.

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I was so excited. However, poor casting and even more poor adaptation to film absolutely butchered what had the potential to be an amazing film series.
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Has anyone out there come across a book to film adaptation that blew you away with its accuracy? Or another one that just absolutely failed? Let‘s have a conversation!

rretzler I thought that Peter Jackson‘s Lord of the Rings trilogy of movies was well done - not 100% faithful to Tolkien, but in all, I enjoyed all 3 movies which kept to the spirit of the books for the most part. On the other hand, I hated what Peter Jackson did to The Hobbit. The first movie was somewhat faithful to the book, but it went downhill from there. There were loads of extra characters and things that weren‘t in the books. They were awful! 9mo
rretzler I really hate it when I watch a show or movie based on a book and it‘s been changed. I feel like the reason I‘m watching it is because I‘ve liked the book and I feel that the directors/producers are insulting my intelligent by trying to make it more exciting, or whatever they think they are doing by changing the story/plot/characterization. 9mo
HollyBahling @rretzler Although I haven‘t read the Lord of the Rings trilogy or The Hobbit I have heard the same thing from my brothers who are huge Tolkien fans! I remember it being a big family affair to go see the movies as soon as they came out. All 7 of us would pile in the car and escape to middle earth for the day. I‘ve been meaning to add them to my list so thank you for reminding me! 9mo
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HollyBahling @rretzler Yes I agree! If a book has enough of a following to be made into a movie then let it stand on its own! Don‘t change it into something you think will appeal to a wider audience. It will ruin it for the true fans who enabled you to make the movie in the first place! 9mo
Birdsong28 If you like what Peter Jackson did with the LOTR movies, which I agree with you on, then read the tagged book. I have just got it on audiobook. @rretzler 9mo
HollyBahling @Birdsong28 I‘m saving this for Christmas for my brothers! Awesome suggestion! Thank you! 9mo
Birdsong28 @Hollyreynolds0 My favourite book (Birdsong by Sebastian Faulks) was adapted for stage and screen (play and BBC film) and they ,although very good, just focus on the war bits and miss out a HUGE chunk of the middle section. 📚📖 9mo
HollyBahling @Birdsong28 Ugh. I feel like I would be so torn if it was well done but still left out parts. So you liked it? Even with the middle portion left out? 9mo
hjreviews Hands down, best adaptation I‘ve ever seen is the princess bride. I watched the movie as a kid before realizing it was actually a book, so of course I read the book. I was really scared reading the book was going to ruin my favorite movie but literally, I could already quote the book because I can quote the movie. It was amazing! 9mo
Birdsong28 @Hollyreynolds0 Yes I did like it as it kept the essence of the story so I was glad about that. To be honest the middle bit doesn't add much to the story but it would be nice to have an adaptation with it in as it would be nice to see it played out. 📚📖 9mo
MayJasper I avoid film adaptations of my favourite books to avoid disappointment. The worst adaptation I can recall was for one of Terry Pratchett's early novels. I think it was Colour of Magic. It didn't capture any of the humour to my mind. So disappointing. 9mo
HollyBahling @hjreviews A classic!!! We traded Ghostbusters for The Princess Bride when I was a kid! It‘s always a risk reading a book after seeing the movie first. You have the characters already cemented into your mind so it can be a struggle. But after your comment I‘m going to give it a shot! Another book I completely forgot about. Time to add it to the list! 9mo
HollyBahling @MayJasper After all the disappointments I feel like I need to start avoiding them too. How is it so hard to make a good movie when the story is already written!? 9mo
MayJasper I suppose we all take different things from a book and so it is unlikely to match someone else's view. But there are some adaptations where I wonder if the book had actually been read. 9mo
HollyBahling @MayJasper I 100% agree. The film comes out as how one would describe the book to someone. As if telling them the highlights and leaving out all other necessary character building and scene setting. 9mo
rretzler You should definitely read them if you get a chance. As with any book, they are so much more layered and nuanced than the movies. As I mentioned, I enjoyed The Lord of the Rings but hated The Hobbit. My husband who had not read them enjoyed them all! 9mo
HollyBahling @rretzler They are added to the stack! 😄 9mo
rretzler @hjreviews Yes, the Princess Bride was another that was true to the book and a great movie, too! 9mo
Tamra Oh nooooo! 9mo
rretzler @MayJasper I‘m interested to see how well Amazon‘s Good Omens will follow the book as The Man in the High Castle certainly doesn‘t (edited) 9mo
Tamra I thought the adaptation of Lonesome Dove was great! 9mo
HollyBahling @Tamra I‘ve never heard of Lonesome Dove but the description is intriguing! 9mo
Tamra @Hollyreynolds0 people who don‘t classify themselves as westerns readers end up loving it anyway. I‘d recommend either book or film, such memorable lovable characters! 9mo
HollyBahling @Tamra definitely adding it to my stack! Thank you for the great recommendation! 9mo
LRSmith Another second on Lonesome Dove. Powerful evocative. Captures the feel of the Western landscape with all its vastness. I wept over that book. (But then I‘ve cried at Kleenex commercials in my time so... wholly unreliable measure of what others may cry over.) 9mo
Tamra @LRSmith have you tried the movie? Terrific acting! I‘m going to rewatch soon. 9mo
HollyBahling @LRSmith I can relate to crying over commercials so I‘m sure I‘ll be crying as well! It‘s rare to find books that evoke such emotion so I am very excited! 9mo
LRSmith @Tamra I haven‘t seen the movie. When I love books that much and have such a clear vision of the characters,I tend to steer clear. Was it worth it? 9mo
Tamra @LRSmith it definitely was for me! Actors are wonderful at capturing the spirit of the characters. If I recall correctly it‘s long and divided into episodes. 9mo
HollyBahling @Tamra @LRSmith I feel like it is a good sign when they split them into episodes. It definitely hints that the directors aren‘t skipping important parts and are trying to get everything in! 9mo
Suzze I saw this movie on Canadian tv a few years ago. It sucked. 9mo
HollyBahling @Suzze Yes it did. It had so much potential but it just fell short in so many ways. 9mo
Zelma Ugh, that isn‘t Gamache at all. Nope, there is no way a movie or series will capture the magic of Three Pines. 8mo
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Mehso-so

It was ok. I love history and mystery so it was fantastic to have both tangled into one with twists you wouldn‘t see coming. However, it just seemed all over the place at times and as if it could have been 3 completely different stories. It was good, just a little hard to follow at times and I found myself going back to re read quite a bit.

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Louise Penny does it again. Wow. Her writing is so brilliant and keeps your interest throughout. The characters within the village of Three Pines are all suspects and you spend the entire book trying to figure out the perpetrator. It‘s full of mystery and turns you wouldn‘t expect and I cannot wait to read the next book in the series! Onto the next!

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The Outsiders | SE Hinton
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The book, as always, was soo much better. But god damn. Anything that can make my brother shed a tear is golden in my books! #staygolden Definitely my favorite book ever.

SW-T Loved the book. 11mo
CoffeeNBooks Welcome to Litsy! 📚 11mo
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ProfReader Welcome to Litsy!!! 11mo
tpixie Welcome! 🥳📚🥳. And those actors grew up to be quite the actors!! 9mo
theresidentromantic Love that book ♥️ I always liked the movie cause they were pretty lol 9mo
HollyBahling @theresidentromantic Lol They are all too pretty for their own good! 9mo
Sarah1960 One of the books I read when I was in middle school. It was one of the books that fueled my love to explore all worlds and social status. It is still my go to book when I need to get past a reading slump because it reminds me of where books can take you. 8mo
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I have a long day of driving ahead of me. I think I found the perfect way to pass the time! It‘s just beginning and I am already hooked in.

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Burntown | Jennifer McMahon
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A slow night in the ICU means another book finished. 👩🏼‍⚕️

While I usually love Jennifer McMahon‘s books this one was just not as thrilling as the others. The characters were likable but the overall theme was not as appealing as I had hoped. Certain details seemed completely thrown in without any actual meaning to the overall plot.

I wanted so badly to love it but I found myself very on the fence about it. Anyone else feel the same?

Naj Welcome to Litsy! 🤗💜 11mo
BookwormAHN Welcome to Litsy 😺 11mo
HollyBahling @Naj and @BookwormAHN Thank you so much! 11mo
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DarcysMom Welcome to Litsy! 🤩 11mo
MCYmermaid I also did not find this one of her strongest— OTOH, I found it to contain some of her most memorable characters. 11mo
Crazeedi Welcome to litsy! 11mo
HOTPock3tt Welcome to Litsy!! 🎉📚♥️ 11mo
DaveGreen7777 You are an amazing reviewer, Holly! I just went through your reviews and you talk about Jennifer McMahon so enthusiastically, I have to check out her work now! Welcome to Litsy, Holly! 😀📚 (edited) 11mo
HollyBahling @MCYmermaid I can agree with that. It will be a hard time forgetting Pru in particular! 11mo
HollyBahling @DaveGreen7777 Thank you so much!When you read one of her books you have to let me know what you think! 11mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Hope you're enjoying Litsy so far 📖💙 11mo
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The Outsiders | SE Hinton
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SE Hinton is a complete and utter literary genius. This book is a quick read but it contains an insurmountable level of writing. You fall in love with the characters the second they appear and vividly picture their lives across the pages. My heart broke when it ended. I needed to know more about the lives of the greasers and where they ended up. I will reread and love this book forever as my new favorite. #greasersrule #SEHinton #favoritebook

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The Outsiders | SE Hinton
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I dare start this with 20 minutes until I have to leave for work? I‘ve been wanting to read it for so long! It wasn‘t required at my school and I‘ve felt jipped about that with other books. Here we go!!!

#readinglist #highschoolreadinglist #classic

AlaMich This was soooo good! I read it while in high school, though it wasn‘t required reading. I also had crushes on most of the actors in the movie version, too. 😊 11mo
HollyBahling @AlaMich I plan on watching the movie this weekend! I don‘t know how anyone COULDN‘T crush on Swayze, Lowe and Cruise. I just can‘t believe it took me this long to finally read it. 11mo
AlaMich @Hollyreynolds0 Also C. Thomas Howell (Ponyboy). When the movie came out he was a bit of a heartthrob, and my BFF and I loved him. 💗 11mo
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I wanted so badly to like this book. I tried multiple times over the course of 6 months but it just couldn‘t keep my interest. I kept trying because it would be such a quick read but nevertheless it just wasn‘t for me. #bail #tothelittlelibrary

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“Good Morning, Mrs. Wild, this is Don Feild, I‘m your husbands treatment coordinator at St. Mungos.”
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I am very surprised to see St. Mungos in another completely wizard free book! Can‘t seem to get my Potter-head out of the wizard of world! Turns out it‘s a real medical college in Glasgow. Who knew!? Probably lots of people.

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Breathtakingly beautiful writing. I was floored from the language and fluidity of the words. Was expecting something completely different and was pleasantly surprised! I ended up really loving this book. It examines moral corruption and the effect of evil on ones sanity. Really excellent and I can see why it continues to be glorified today.

RaimeyGallant Nice review. :) And welcome to Litsy! #LitsyWelcomeWagon Some of us put together Litsy tips to help new Littens navigate the site. It's the link in my bio on my page in case you need it. Or if you prefer how-to videos, @chelleo put some together at the link in her bio. @LitsyWelcomeWagon 11mo
HollyBahling @RaimeyGallant thank you so much! I really appreciate the welcome! 11mo
RaimeyGallant My pleasure. :) 11mo
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Eggs Welcome to Litsy. 🤗📚 11mo
PurpleyPumpkin This is one of my favourite books!🙌🏽 9mo
HollyBahling @PurpleyPumpkin It‘s in the top 5 for me! I was completely blown away by it! 9mo
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I cried so much at the end of this book. Words cannot describe how good it was. JK Rowling definitely saved the best for last and pulled out all of the stops. I cant tell you the emotional rollercoaster the last few chapters were. I was an emotional wreck by the end!

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Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince | J. K. Rowling, Mary GrandPr
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What can I say? If you made it this far in the Harry Potter books then you really can't stop now. It would be quite a disservice to yourself to pass on this book.

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I read this one so many times the binding split and the pages were crinkling. I literally dropped this book in the bathtub and had to let it dry out before I could read it. It was taped back together a million times before I bought myself a new copy. I think that tells you how good it is.

Sweettartlaura My favorite one ❤️ 8mo
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What can be more exciting than Wizarding tournaments full of skill and danger? From the very beginning, this book is a page turner that keeps giving you more and more excitement. I absolutely say it is worth the read. The movie does not do it justice at all!

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This was my favorite Harry Potter book for so long! I absolutely loved it and all the plots twists and turns. Really a wonderful addition to the series. Highly recommend.

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Welcome back to the Wizarding World. This time our crew is one year older and up to just as much mischief. I love following the main characters as they grow up and discover the evil and continue to overcome it. Once again, not just a kids book! If you've made it to the second book you know this by now.

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There is a reason why there is such a fandom surrounding this series. And it all starts with this book. It is fantastic. The first installment introduces you to a world that you cant help but escape to. Many people think of this as a children book but I am telling you right now they are wrong. Pick it up and try it. You'll see why I will recommend this time and time again. Welcome to the fandom.

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Elijah: The Nightwalkers | Jacquelyn Frank
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Oh Elijah. The brute that becomes obsessed with the queen of his sworn enemies. Sounds cliche but is so absolutely thrilling to read. I loved the characters in this book probably the most so far in the series! Definitely recommend!

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Gideon: The Nightwalkers | Jacquelyn Frank
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The lovers story line is sooo similar to the first book. However I still absolutely loved this read! The Nightwalker‘s world gets even more interesting in this installment of the series. Must read!

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Jacob: Number 1 in series | Jacquelyn Frank
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LOVE IT. It was definitely the kind of romance novel I could really sink into. The fantasy aspect of it made it unique and fun to me. I love diving into the world of the Nightwalker‘s. The backstory in itself was enough to keep me reading! Highly recommend!

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The Man in the Snow | B. T. Lord
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I read this because it was 99¢ on my kindle. I LOVED it. It was suspenseful and thrilling. Set on an isolated island in the middle of winter this book follows the new sheriff in town trying to sort through what is supernatural lore and fact to solve a murder. I read this in one day. It‘s a quick read and well worth the dollar.

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All the Numbers | Judy Larsen
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Are you ready for an emotional rollercoaster? I sure wasn‘t. A mother grief at the loss of her child is indescribable. However, Judy Larsen puts it to paper so beautifully. That‘s all you need to know. Read it.

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Annihilation | Jeff VanderMeer
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This story line just jumped way too much from present day to flashbacks and was hard to follow some times. There was promise of action and conspiracy in the beginning but I ended up not feeling literarily fulfilled by the end of it. I have no interest in this story line any further past this book.

Linda_Bloodworth_Author I can see why one would have so-so feelings about this book. I ended up reading through entire series. It gave me anxiety I had to know what happened. 8mo
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The Gods of Mars | EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS
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While I didn't like this book as much as the first one, Princess of Mars, It was still a great read. At times I had chills and admittedly, cried once or twice. There was definitely more lulls in the action in this book but I enjoyed the intermingling of the Martian's mythology and the surprise of several new cultures. While it wasn‘t my favorite I still cant wait to read the next book! #beachbook #vacationread

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Princess of Mars | EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS
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I found this book to be surprisingly good. My dad and brothers have always been huge ERB fans and encouraged me to read it but I never listened until now. I absolutely loved this book. Chock full of action and adventure, at no point was I bored reading it. Definitely recommend.

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Alice is super annoying and if she just learned to close her mouth she could have avoided any and all the trouble she caused in both stories. These books really should be read in psychology classes. Lewis Carroll showcases many textbook characteristics of mental illness in his writing and I had quite a hard time NOT diagnosing him. I don‘t know what Disney was thinking. Overall the story is erratic and jumps quickly from one place to another.

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I didn't think Jennifer McMahon could outdo herself with The Winter People but boy was I wrong! This is another one I finished in one sitting. It drew me in so fast and the suspense left me at the edge of my seat reading as quickly as I could just to know what was going to happen next. I absolutely loved the supernatural aspect woven in and the ending left me completely lost for words. I recommend this again and again.

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Promise Not to Tell | Jennifer McMahon
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As Always, Jennifer McMahon delivered a chilling story with this one. I very thoroughly enjoyed the antics of the main characters Mother with the all too real struggle with Alzheimer's like symptoms. The whole story was full of twists and turns and I couldn't bring myself to put it down! I read this in one sitting. Definitely recommend.

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This was such an interesting and alluring read. I fell in love with Inspector Gamache almost immediately and highly enjoyed unraveling the mystery with him throughout the story. I was so excited to find out this is the first in a series that follows the characters in Three Pines through more mysteries! I cannot wait to read the book, A Fatal Grace. Louis Penny has definitely made me a fan for life.

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I first read this book in high school and have since read it over and over and over. Gail Tsukiyama effortlessly strings together multiple cultures and religions in a truly turbulent time of the region all while Intermingling the isolation associated with illness in the era. Such a beautiful story. I highly recommend to anyone and everyone to read this book. #readitinhighschool #love #reread

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Frankenstein: ; Or, The Modern Prometheus | Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
Pickpick

Shout out to a bad ass woman writer taking on horror. ✊🏻You go, Mary! I had mixed feelings about this book. However, it delved into the never ending question of, Just because we can, should we? I must say I started reading for a scare and found myself questioning the ethics of so much that we do in this modern age and the strength of lust for fame and recognition. Wonderful writing, beautiful story line and excellent characters.

Linda_Bloodworth_Author If you're looking for action/horror I'd love to send you a Kindle version of my book if you're bored. 😉 Link is in my profile if you want to read the blurb. 8mo
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Loving Bad | Regan Ure
Panpan

While I see how this could be the next Twilight to many teens, I found the story alluring but the writing was repetitive and just... not great. I think that the plot could be something great but was dragged down by bad writing.