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Kamisha

Kamisha

Joined December 2016

Zookeeper by day. Traveler. Ravenclaw at heart. ⛰🦍📚 twitter: @mishreads
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Now I Rise by Kiersten White
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The Windup Girl by Paolo Bacigalupi
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It‘s here!! 😍😍😍

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Everyone should read this book!

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In an Absent Dream | Seanan McGuire
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Another excellent edition to the Wayward Children‘s series! This one follows a girl named Lundy and adventures in the Goblin Market where she learns the truth of what it means to give fair value.

🧡🧡🧡🧡🧡

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Oh my gosh, I went into this just expecting another pandemic-esque story and got so much more! I was completely enthralled by this novella and couldn‘t put it down until I finished. What a terrifying look at the potential horrors of anti-vaccination propaganda! And as always with Mira Grant‘s (Seanan McGuire) works, the characters are all equally intriguing and absorbing.
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Beneath the Sugar Sky | Seanan McGuire
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Oh my god, I can‘t deal with this series! I enjoy it so much! And this addition was no exception! ❤️❤️ I love the inclusivity that Seanan McGuire puts into all of her characters and the wonderfully imaginative worlds all of the children come from.

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I‘m giving this a pick even though my reading of it was more on the so-so side. It IS an adorable, diverse teen romance with a strong female main character who i loved, I think I‘m just not the right audience for sticky sweet romances... 🤷🏻‍♀️Nonetheless, I know there are plenty of people out there who will/have enjoyed this!
#booked2019
#foodorbevarageoncover

Cinfhen Great review!! That pretty much sums up my relationship with YA 1mo
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Allegedly | Tiffany D Jackson
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Wow. This book had me hooked from the start and all the way through to the end!

Accused of killing an infant that was in her mother‘s care at the age of 9, Mary has never known much outside of baby jail and group homes. When Mary finds out she is pregnant, she must decide how to tell her truth in order to protect and keep her own child.

This book is intense and has some really interesting twists!
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Tamra So engaging! 2mo
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The Dry | Jane Harper
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Spent the afternoon finishing this up. I‘m relatively new to mysteries, but this one definitely kept me well intrigued the whole time. I‘ll be checking out the next in this series for sure!

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️1/2

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Apple in the Middle | Dawn Quigley
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This beautiful, heart-warming story about a Native character finding her place in the world had me so invested! ❤️ Apple is quirky, sweet and sometimes extremely awkward. (I feel ya, girl!)

This book was wonderful and such a great look at the Native experience from an #ownvoices author. I hope it finds it‘s way into many teen (and non-teen) readers hands!

#indigenousauthor #booked2019

Cinfhen So glad you found a book that you might not have picked up if not for the challenge 😁 2mo
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3001 the Final Odyssey | Arthur C. Clarke
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My final tally for #deweysapril #readathon was 3 books, 2 graphic novels and about 4 hours worth of audio! 676 pages in total.

I didn‘t get a huge amount read but I blame that on Black Leopard, Red Wolf being such a chunkster! almost half of my pages read are from that one! 😳

I didn‘t participate too much in activities and mostly just read all day/night. ❤️❤️ A perfect readathon!

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Giant Days Vol. 1 | John Allison
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I really liked this! Fun stories about three girls in their first semester at university. Lighthearted but still touches on some really important topics while making me laugh!

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I‘m up to 13 hours and 41 mins for the #readathon! Hoping I can last for a few more hours at least!

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Tea Dragon Society | Katie O'Neill
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Took a lighthearted graphic novel break to experience the cutest damn story I‘ve ever read! I can‘t handle it! How have I not read this by now?! 😍😭

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#readathon #deweysapril #24hrreadathon

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I finally finished it! What an epic, dark and intense story. This one is not for the faint of heart!

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Pet Sematary | Stephen King
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Took a bookish-themed break from the #readathon to go see this! 🙀🙀

Definitely lots of differences from the book, but still creepy as hell.

Back to reading!

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Timekeeper | Tara Sim
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#audioeating with my falafel and salad lunch! One of my favorite things about participating in the #readathon is preparing food the night before! 😋 Made this falafel, tzatziki sauce, and some yummy avocado dip last night so I could attempt to be relatively healthy today. 🤷🏻‍♀️

Cinfhen Yum!!!!! 2mo
Tamra That looks scrumptious! 2mo
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Little Darlings | Melanie Golding
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1) North Carolina
2)Beneath the Sugar Sky by Seanan McGuire!
3) I made some avocado feta “crack” dip last night and I can‘t wait to dig into it!😋
4) I‘m a zookeeper and spend half my time taking care of primates and the other half consuming as many books as possible!
5)This is my 3rd readathon! And today I‘m trying to be causal and just enjoy as much reading as possible.

#readathon

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And here we go!! 🙌🏼

#readathon

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Got my stack prepared for the #readathon tomorrow! With one of my resident photo bombers making an appearance! 😂

Can‘t wait for a day full of reading!

#deweysreadthon #24hourreadathon

annahenke I‘m so excited! 2mo
Kamisha @annahenke Same! Happy reading! 🤗🎉 2mo
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Finished up my first season #booked2019 reads at the end of March!
-Female Detective: The Likeness ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
-Fairy Tale Retelling: Beyond the Woods⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
-Happy Place: Tithe ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
-Related to a Podcast: Sadie ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
-Set in Ireland: Slayer ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
-New to You Author: Stranger Beside Me ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Lots of amazing reads this season! ❤️

Cinfhen Wow!!! A bunch of 5 stars!!! Great 😊 2mo
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The Girl King | Mimi Yu
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Picked this up on a whim at the library and I ended up actually really enjoying it! I‘ve seen mixed reviews on goodreads, mostly due to it being a bit slow at times or cliche, but I would give it a 3.5/5 stars. My only issue was that I cared more for a couple of the side characters than the actual Girl King.

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Finished this up tonight for my #fairytaleretelling prompt for #booked2019!

This is an anthology of fairytale retellings, many of them darker in nature than our traditional knowledge of fairytales. Definitely for adults rather than children!

I absolutely love fairytales, folklore, mythology and retellings. Really enjoyed this one! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️1/2

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Sacked: A Novel | Jen Frederick
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Finished this amazing read without putting it down today, because I was that drawn in! Sadie is about an older sister whose younger sister has been murdered and her journey to finding her sister‘s killer. Simultaneously, a podcast is being recorded about the girls while family friends are trying to find out where Sadie went. It‘s tough, but such a good read. #relatedtoapodcast #booked2019

Cinfhen I‘ve seen so many positive reviews for this book on Litsy! Is it written as very YA?? 3mo
Kamisha @Cinfhen I wouldn‘t say so. It‘s got a lot of heavy content and the main character is 19, but very much in one of those unfortunate situations where she has had to be an adult her whole life. So I didn‘t really get a strong YA feel from it. 3mo
Cinfhen Yay!!! I wasn‘t sure if it was a YA book. I‘ve requested via my library. 😃 3mo
Kamisha @Cinfhen I hope you enjoy it! 3mo
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This was nothing short of amazing! Everything Jemisin touches is gold. 🙌🏼 I will definitely be purchasing this one for myself so that I can return to these stories again and again!
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The winter weather is back here... 🙄 what better way to spend a night listening to ice falling outside than with some dark faerie tales? 🕯

#booked2019 #fairytaleretelling

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I really enjoyed this short novel and the title does not mince words! It is literally about the main character‘s sister who has become a serial killer after killing her third boyfriend! I enjoyed the characters and the look at the lengths Korede would go to to keep her sister out of jail. A short story but it packs quite a punch!

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Spill Zone | Scott Westerfeld
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I flew through this graphic novel that I had definitely picked up on a whim from the library! Went into this without knowing much, only that I‘ve seen it around a bunch and I absolutely loved it! The artwork is lush and beautiful, and the mysterious Spill Zone with all its creepy denizens really intrigued me. Can‘t wait to check out the next one!

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Slayer | Kiersten White
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YA‘LL, I had so much fun reading this! I was definitely a kid who grew up on Buffy and still love the show with all my being, so needless to say I was terrified this would disappoint me. But you can honestly tell that White is a huge fan and respects the Buffyverse and it shines through. Definitely read this if you‘re looking for a nostalgic read about a new slayer in this beloved world!

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Plus it‘s #setinIreland! #booked2019

BookishMarginalia Yes! It was so fun! 4mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa Yea! I‘m so happy to see another great review...I want to read it, but I was afraid it would disappoint! 4mo
Kamisha @Riveted_Reader_Melissa I felt the same way and I was honestly surprised at how much I enjoyed it! It‘s definitely YA so there‘s still a lot of teen angst, but it‘s just so nostalgically fun. They even name drop quite a few of the original characters! 4mo
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CaseyTheCanadianLesbrarian Yeah! I'm a big #BtVS fan too and am so glad to hear this! 4mo
Cinfhen Check out this review @LibrarianRyan 4mo
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Went to the library to return a book and came back with this exciting haul! 😍 #libraryhaul

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The Wicked King | Holly Black
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Had such a good reading month for January! I read so many new favorites. Lifelike, Jade City, The Likeness, Strange Grace and let‘s not forget the King!! 😍

February has a lot to live up to!

LibrarianRyan I‘m half way through Lifelike. I‘m loving it. 4mo
Kamisha @LibrarianRyan It‘s so good! 4mo
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Jade City | Fonda Lee
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I absolutely LOVED this book! Asian inspired fantasy world with crime families and people who get powers from the jade that they wear. Lots of action, political intrigue and genuine, flawed characters. It was like watching a movie!
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The Afterward | E. K. Johnston
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Won this #ARC copy through #bookishfirst and absolutely loved it!

The Afterward is essentially about what characters do after their epic quest is over. How do they go about everyday life as heroes in the afterward?

It‘s a very character-driven look at two of the main heroes and their relationship. Beautifully diverse and inclusive, and has the sweetest sapphic relationship!
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The Likeness: A Novel | Tana French
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Finished this my 2nd Tana French book for the #femaledetective prompt for #booked2019!

I loved reading this. I don‘t know what it is about Tana French‘s writing, but every time I read one of her books I‘m fully enthralled. The writing is just so grim and atmospheric, it‘s like watching an episode of True Detective! I think I enjoyed this one even more than In the Woods.

Cinfhen Love this photo!!! I think Tana French might be a hit or miss author because from what I‘ve seen on Litsy people either love her books or bail!! I‘m in the wanted to bail but needed to complete the prompt camp😂😂 5mo
Kamisha @Cinfhen I agree! I could definitely see how she would be hit or miss for people. The couple I‘ve read, when you find out the “whodunnit,” it never really gives you a sense of closure, which feels strange in a mystery. I think I like them more for the darkness of the characters! 😈 4mo
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Tithe | Holly Black
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Just finished up my re-read of Tithe and Cruel Prince before starting The Wicked King and going to meet Holly Black tomorrow night! 🙀🙀😻😻

Tithe is also my #remindsyouofyourhappyplace read for #booked2019! I read this when I was in high school and fell in love with folklore and the faerie world, and have been consuming all I can since then. I‘ve reread it multiple times and it always makes me nostalgic and happy. 💛

BarbaraTheBibliophage Love it! 👏🏻 5mo
Cinfhen Great interpretation for the prompt!!! Enjoy the author meetup ❤️I know @BookaholicNatty went last night!!!!! 5mo
BookaholicNatty @Kamisha have a blast! It is soooo worth it! Holly is sooo funny and she does tell great stories. I‘m sure she will tell some of her favorite folklore stories! I‘m excited because she told me tonight there is going to be a sequel to The Coldest Girl in Coldtown! 5mo
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LIFEL1K3 (Lifelike) | Jay Kristoff
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I absolutely LOVED this. I seriously don‘t know how I‘ve managed to not read all of Kristoff‘s works yet! His characters never cease to make me attached and heartbroken, and cheering all at once! This was amazing and full of fun cyborgs, logika, and lots of action! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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The Wicker King | K. Ancrum
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What a beautifully unique and unsettling book! This was a really interesting read and the book itself is so aesthetically pleasing, but my favorite part by far was the author‘s note at the end. The words for why Ancrum wrote this, who they wrote it for, and why it is important were so eloquent and meaningful.
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Read for #dragonsandteabookclub on goodreads!

BethM That cover 😍 5mo
BethM Also what is this book club? 5mo
Kamisha @BethM it‘s a book group on Goodreads hosted by a couple of book bloggers! It‘s just started but so far been pretty fun! (edited) 5mo
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Finished this last night to complete my #readharder2018 prompts JUST in time! 😉

This was ultimately amazing! The first half of the book is a little bit hard to follow because there is a LOT of hard science in here, but the last half of the book made up for it for me! This is a book essentially dealing with the question of whether or not humanity should be saved. And it is terrifying but somehow hopeful at the same time.
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One of my last #readharder2018 challenge prompts of the year! We‘ll see if I can get it done by the end of the month. 😬

MrBook Ohhh! I've seen many people say this is a really good book! 6mo
ClairesReads I‘m doing a last minute dash to the finish line too. Just starting my penultimate task! 6mo
Kamisha @ClairesReads good luck to you! 🤞🏼☘️ 6mo
ClairesReads @Kamisha you too! 6mo
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With this last read I have finally completed my end season of reads for #booked2018! Just in time 🙌🏼😉
#underdoghero - The Lamb Will Slaughter the Lion ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
#featuresaholiday - Hocus Pocus & Sequel ⭐️⭐️⭐️
#MCover70 - The One-In-A Million Boy ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
#newin2018 - Pride ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
MCwithinvisibleillness- Turtles ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
#spooky - Blood and Salt ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Cinfhen Wow!!! So many 4 star reads!!! That‘s awesome 🥳🥳🥳congrats on completing the challenge 🎈🎈🎈 6mo
Kamisha @Cinfhen yes, it was a great reading season! And thank you! 🎉😊 6mo
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The boyfriend had a new bookcase built for me for Christmas!😍😍😍 Not only does this mean he‘s perfect, it clearly means he‘s supporting my addiction now too. 😉

Tamra A keeper! 6mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa Definitely a keeper! And that‘s a gorgeous bookshelf! 6mo
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I absolutely loved this book! Trevor‘s voice is so authentic and engaging. I did not expect to be as drawn into this memoir as I was, but I just kept flying through it! I would recommend this to anybody! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Riveted_Reader_Melissa I loved it too! I can‘t wait to see the movie they are making out of it! 6mo
Kamisha @Riveted_Reader_Melissa I didn‘t know there was a movie, that‘s exciting! 6mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @Kamisha I saw an interview with Trevor Noah, he said Lupita Nyongo called him up and said she wanted to play his mother in the movie. He said that‘s great, but there is no movie plan. She said, there is now! 6mo
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I used to wish that we could have a cat, so I would have a snuggle book-reading buddy. But then we got Sophie. 😂

Tamra Both are good. 💜 6mo
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When Breath Becomes Air | Paul Kalanithi
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Wow. That epilogue. This was such a beautiful and emotional book! Something I‘m definitely not sure I normally would have picked up if it weren‘t for my reading challenge, but I‘m glad I did.

Read this for my #readharder2018 #posthumous prompt.

Samplergal I loved it. 6mo
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Pride | Ibi Zoboi
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Loved this modern-day Pride and Prejudice retelling! It was full of so much heart and beautiful messages. Sometimes retellings don‘t quite make the cut for me, but Zoboi truly took P&P and used it as inspirational framework to create her own unique story. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

#newin2018 #booked2018

Cinfhen I‘m really curious about this book...I‘ve been seeing ALL positive reviews 😄 6mo
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Pride | Ibi Zoboi
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#currentlyreading this beautifully diverse Pride and Predjudice retelling. Just flew through the first 100 pages and I can already tell I‘m going to enjoy this! Zoboi truly took P&P and made it something uniquely her own. Plus, this owlcrate edition is 😍😍!

Eyelit Love it! 6mo
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Trail of Lightning | Rebecca Roanhorse
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So excited to start this! Navajo main character, post-apocalyptic world, monsters and gods. Badass female monsterslayer? Sold!

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Sawkill Girls () | Claire Legrand
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Finally starting Sawkill Girls tonight and my body is ready! Definitely one of most anticipated reads!

#currentlyreading

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Blew through this one today once I finally had time to sit down and read it! Amazing world-building and I love how the characters in this world go through a confirmation to choose their gender whenever they are ready. Beautiful fantasy done succinctly in novella form. Can‘t wait to check out the rest of the series!

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My Plain Jane | Jodi Meadows, Brodi Ashton, Cynthia Hand
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This one was just as laugh out loud amusing as My Lady Jane, but with ghosts! It‘s a loose Jane Eyre re-telling, with serious ghost hunting scooby-doo vibes! And I LOVE OwlCrate‘s version of this cover! 😍

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I absolutely love the community created in this novella! Such a great cast of beautifully diverse characters, with a demonic predatory deer 🦌 thrown in to keep you from being to comfortable! Can‘t wait to check out the sequel!
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Also, using this as my #Booked2018 #underdoghero prompt fulfillment!

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Really enjoyed this creepy speculative fiction story! Sinister diabolists trying to take over Long Island in Prohibition-era, with a kickass bootleggin‘ main female character! Similar to the author‘s previous book, Creatures of Will and Temper!
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#NetGalley #ARC