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xxjenadanxx

xxjenadanxx

Joined March 2019

30 something, book reader, Disney lover, list maker, Dog person. ISFJ. Ravenclaw. Follow me on Goodreads. www.goodreads.com/xxjenadanxx
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#wondrouswednesday @eggs

1.Nope, other than just Instagram. I do like Chelsea Palmer on YouTube
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3.The Taking of Jemima Boone by Matthew Pearl. SO GOOD.

Eggs Thanks for joining in 🙏🏻📚🥳 2w
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I've seen mixed reviews for this series, lots of people hate it, lots of people love it & lots of people compare it to ACOTAR, which makes *zero* sense.The only comparison that I'll make is this: for me From Blood and Ash is the superior read.

Controversial, I know.
But I said what I said.

Poppy is a firecracker. Hawke is the golden "bad boy" we all hate to love. Their chemistry and friendship is *chef's kiss*.

Also Vampires and Werewolves.

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Battle Royal: A Novel | Lucy Parker
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Mehso-so

Admittedly this reads a bit like GBBO fanfiction if Paul Hollywood was 10 years younger/a little meaner, but I'm not complaining about it!

I did dock some ⭐s because all the characters had tragic back stories. All of them who mattered anyway. And a few who didnt. Sylvie? Tragic backstory. Dominic? Tragic backstory. Younger sister Pet? Tragic backstory. Beloved (Gothic Gamer Girl) Royal Princess? Tragic backstory. Bakery interns? You guessed it.

Vansa I love Lucy Parker's books, but they've definitely been worsening.Whats with her repeated trope of a saboteur-assistant?!Did one of her assistants rip her off?Also,this book just had SO MUCH going on,all the royal nonsense just got too much. 2w
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Empire of Wild | Cherie Dimaline
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I really loved the way the author intertwined and used indigenous stories with Eastern European lore and Christianity as a colonialist tool to further marginalize and take advantage of native peoples. It's really quite an incredibly smart and modern commentary and interpretation of The Boy Who Cried Wolf, for where better a Wolf to hide than amongst the sheeple of organized religion in White America?

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I have come to really love Hannah Capin's style of writing, fiercely feminist lyrical prose that is powerful and poetic but still easy and enjoyable to read. A story of elitism and privilege, I Am Margaret Moore is a tale as old as time. Girl meets boy, girl falls in love with boy, boy uses girl, boy does something terrible, girl is demonized, boy is idolized.

But this time no one will live happily ever after.

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Every spooky season I see people raving about this one so I had to add it to my list this year.

I was bored out my mind.

The creepiest part of this book was the cousin trying to take over their lives & inheritance. Mary-Cat had the potential to be a really cool character, I would've loved for the story to be more about her burying her little treasures around the property & what led to the events that took place before the book begins instead.

Airykah13 I couldn‘t get into that one either. I read another one by her and it was the same. I think Shirley Jackson‘s writing style just isn‘t for me. 3mo
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Zombiecon has come to town & June & her besties are having the best day ever making memories & meeting the stars of their favorite show Human Wasteland.That is until the biting begins & they discover that some of the epic cosplays aren't costumes after all. This is such a fun read & was the perfect way to get my zombie fix. Human Wasteland is very obviously inspired by The Walking Dead & this book was a bit like watching Season 1 all over again!

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The House | Raelyn Drake
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Cute and wholesome short story, kind of like Scooby Doo without the nefarious motives. A quick and fun mid grade read for the the season!

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In a word? Perfection.

Areader2 Loved this book 🙌❤️ 4mo
Chrissyreadit I loved this book too. 4mo
sprainedbrain Yes!! 4mo
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When I requested a review copy of A Story of Karma, I was fully expecting a tale of an astounding physical undertaking through the Himalayas, but while it may have started that way it quickly evolved into a journey of faith, fate and finding family and community in unexpected places. Beautiful.

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#two4tuesday @TheSpineView

1. Just finished Dark Fae by Caroline Peckham (ebook), Halfway done with Think Like a Monk by Jay Shetty (audio), almost halfway through The Witches of New York and I have just started The Haunting at Bonaventure Circus.
2.Dark Fae is a RH and the guys are supposed to sooo tough but they're pretty much written as spoiled bros who wear their red flags on their sleeves. TBD on the rest.

TheSpineView Thanks for playing! 🧡📖🖤🎃🧡 4mo
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A Vow So Bold and Deadly | Brigid Kemmerer
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I have major attachment issues with book series and never want to finish them but I finally forced myself to pick up AVSBAD. The first book will always be my favorite of the series but this was definitely a close second. A very satisfying conclusion.

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Whispering Dead | Darcy Coates
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Keira is being hunted. Somehow she escapes & finds refuge in a cottage surrounded by a graveyard. A graveyard filled with ghosts.Ghosts who need her help.
I'm confused by the lack of cohesion, after the 1st day Keira being HUNTED is ignored & the rest of the book is spent solving a murder. This is the start of a new series & there will prob be answers to the big questions in the future but it why would something so important would be abandoned?

Reggie Omg, the part that annoyed me the most was finding out one of her powers was being around something and sensing what happened there. So we think the murder might have happened different. Nah, it‘s the same as we thought just you know, she can do it. Lol totally agree with your review. 4mo
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Hey y'all! Long time no see! 2021 had been a *rough* reading year for me and I am way behind on my goals, so I am hoping coming back to Litsy will help me have some fun and get out of my head. These were my September reads, and while most of them are Audiobooks I am pleased with how much I consumed. How did y'all do in September? Anything fun happening around here? Halloween challenges I can still join? Let me know in the comments please!

MoonWitch94 Welcome back!!!!!! 🧡 I‘m hosting a real-time read of Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness. You can join us if you‘d like! You might be able to join #Screamathon hosted by @4thhouseontheleft 4mo
wanderinglynn @TheSpineView is hosting the month-long #SpookOWeen readathon 4mo
TheSpineView Glad you are back! Feel free to join in the #SpookOween readathon. Low key not necessary to set goals but you can if you want. 🧡📖📚 4mo
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xxjenadanxx @TheSpineView Cool! I will definitely check it out, thank you! 4mo
xxjenadanxx @wanderinglynn yay, thanks for the suggestion. 4mo
xxjenadanxx @MoonWitch94 thanks for the offer, I have read it already or I would!! 4mo
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Hey y'all! I have a weekend giveaway live on my IG! Go check it out!

My username is @ bookinitwithjen

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When Stars Rain Down | Angela Jackson-Brown
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New Bookmail from Booksparks today!! I'm super excited about these.

Texreader As always I‘m looking forward to your excellent reviews! 9mo
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Greenlights | Matthew McConaughey
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Matthew McConaughey is a potentially dangerous man.

I never understood why anyone would join a cult but after listening to a few minutes of the saccharine spoken word of the snake oil evangelist that is Matthew McConaughey, I'm willing to drink the kool-aid.

Alright,
Alright,
Alright.

Twainy He has some great stories!! Parrot, oil of mink, treehouse, Australian exchange student 😁 10mo
Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick 🤣🤣🤣 I love this review! 10mo
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*November Wrap-Up*
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I set a super ridiculous and ambitious goal for November and failed spectacularly. 😂. But I still had a really great month of reading, and enjoyed a bunch of good books!
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30 Books Read
-14 physical
-16 ebooks
-5 ARCS
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Favorites:
-Love Songs for Skeptics
-Alex Six
-The Hating Game
-Kiss My Cupcake
-The Return
-How to Fail at Flirting
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Least Favorites
-Lana's War
-The Beautiful
-Boy, Snow, Bird

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How To Fail at Flirting | Denise Williams
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This had me unexpectedly emotional. I related to Naya more than I care to admit, & it had me crying. We are even afraid of the same thing - butterflies!
I absolutely loved the ease of Naya & Jake's relationship/situationship. Leaving a bar with a hot stranger to get ice cream? Best idea ever. And cheese puns & dad jokes are practically my love language. Combine all that with my love of list making & you've pretty much written my perfect Rom-Com.

Riveted_Reader_Melissa Sounds wonderful! 💙 14mo
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The Return | Rachel Harrison
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It's been a hot minute since I have enjoyed a thriller/horror/suspense/whatevertheheckthisis as much as I did this one. I was all in from page one. Its a quirky, eerie, gory story that manages to be creepy & campy at the same time. And the hotel! I've always wanted to stay in a themed hotel & the descriptions for the rooms had me jealous I wasn't on the trip with them. You know, before the bad & nastiness kicked in.

DarkMina I really liked this book. I agree with you about the room themes. Would be cool to stay there! 14mo
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Shadow and Bone | Leigh Bardugo
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I received the best surprise book mail today! I won an Amazon wishlist giveaway last week and the host totally spoiled me by buying me all three books in the Shadow & Bone series! Who has read them?

Vansa The Grishaverse is quite interesting, really, I found the villain complex, and though it started off in a fairly typical way, it was genuinely a unique YA fantasy. 1y
WellReadJS I just finished shadow and bone! Pulled a rookie mistake and only bought book one 😫😫 14mo
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Alex Six | Vincent Taplin
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I just wanted to let y'all know that I have a giveaway for two Alex Six packs happening over on my bookstagram. Winners will receive a copy of the book as well as a Yeti wine glass! Go check it out if you're interested! US only due to shipping. My handle is @ bookinitwithjen

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Simmer Down | Sarah Smith
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Set in Hawaii & featuring food trucks, competition, personal tragedy, & an arrogant male w/a swoon-worthy British accent this enemies-to-lovers book checked ALL THE BOXES for me. I loved how real Nikki is. She doesn't have a perfect life, is struggling financially & doesn't know how to deal w/her grief. I adored her & Callum's low key date night tradition of drinking champagne & watching The Office bc of the relatability. I adored this one!

mcipher Stacked- this sounds cute!! 1y
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Alex Six | Vincent Taplin
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This book is a WILD ride of obsession, immorality, excessive wealth and devious behavior that twists and turns from the very beginning to the last very last line of the book. It is literally now one of my top three favorite psychological thrillers, not just from this year, but ever.

But I will NEVER look at a bottle of vanilla extract the same way again.

It's also available free on KU! I would love to hear your thoughts!

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That moment when your brand new book tries to make you cry! I'm not sure this is what they mean by "take a page from my book". ?

Eggbeater Oh no! 😯 1y
Reviewsbylola Such a bummer. 😩 1y
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Girl, Serpent, Thorn | Melissa Bashardoust
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No need to adjust your screens, you ARE seeing double.
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However beyond the eerily similar covers and titles these books have nothing in common! They may look like they belong to the same series but they couldn't be more different.
Set somewhere in the Middle East this modern fairytale borrows from Persian mythology and feels both familiar and fresh.

tjwill Wow! That‘s crazy! #similarcovers 1y
Scochrane26 I‘ve noticed there‘s huge trend of snakes on the cover this year. 1y
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*October Wrap Up*
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24 Books Read
-18 ebooks
-6 physical
-4 ARCS
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Favorites:
-Dark River Series
-Crave
-Love, Life & Lucille
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Least Favorites
-The Year of the Witching (😭)
-This Coven Won't Break
-They Wish They Were Us
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All in all it was a decent month. I didn't get as many read as I planned but that seems to be par for the course these days. How did you do in October? Did we have any books in common?

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#AllHallowsReadSwap @HappilyEverKrafter

Thank you so much Anna! You got my absolute favorite candy and a super cool zombie bookmark? I feel spoiled! And I haven't read the book either! This was such a fun little package to open :)

Thanks also to our host @MaleficentBookDragon it was a fun time!

Now I'm off to brag about my goodies on bookstagram and enjoy some spicy chocolate!

Avanders That bookmark!! 🤭 1y
Alora Whoaaaaa that chocolate looks amazing! 1y
xxjenadanxx @Avanders it's holographic!! 1y
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xxjenadanxx @Alora it's soo good. You should try it! 1y
Paperback.Propensity Love that bookmark 1y
Kappadeemom That bookmark 😳👹 #perfect 1y
HappilyEverKrafter Yay! I‘m so glad you like your package! Enjoy! Happy Halloween! 🎃 1y
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#scarathlon2020 #screamathon2020 #teamharkness @StayCurious +16pts

What I expected: A fun story about middle aged who encounter a vampire and take it upon themselves to slay the beast, making a comedy of errors along the way.
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What I got: Modern social commentary disguised as campy 80s horror.

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#screamathon2020 #scarathlon2020 #teamharkness #creaturefeaturethon @StayCurious +16pts

High School can be hell, especially when your best friend is possessed.

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Readathon: Occasional List : Geleentheidslys | Gauteng (South Africa). Education Media Service
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#cocoturns50 #scarathlon2020 #screamathon @StayCurious

Readathon wrap up! Ended up reading 11 books in just under 26.5 hours over the past ten days.

#teamharkness Check in: I forgot last week so combining the last two should be +1,496 points bringing my total to 2,216.

StayCurious Excellent job! 1y
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#scarathlon2020 #screamathon #teamharkness @staycurious +6pts

My now high school age niece has been begging to watch Rocky Horror since she was 11. Tonight is the night!

Andrea313 You wild and untamed things! Have fun! ❤️🎶💋💪 1y
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The Only Good Indians | Stephen Graham Jones
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This is the kind of horror I prefer quiet, twisted, calculating & creeping beasts that somehow feel modern & ancient at once.This could easily be folklore handed down through the ages & definitely borrows from the indigenous stories of the Deer Woman & the Wendigo. At least in my mind there is something so reverential, preternatural & just 'other' about indigenous cultures that makes the reservation setting for this book that much more unsettling.

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#AllHallowsReadSwap @HappilyEverKrafter @MaleficentBookDragon

Look what's arrived! I'm so excited. But also sad because waiting almost two weeks to open it is going to be torture!

HappilyEverKrafter YAY! I‘m so glad it made it to you. I‘ve been a little worried! I hope you like it! 🎃👻🧙 1y
xxjenadanxx Aww sorry you've been worried! Our mail has been running a little slower/behind ever since ether Hurricane! 1y
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+31 @StayCurious

This is a smokin hot, VERY NSFW Reverse Harem series that follows Mika as she adjusts to her new life as a Vampire, attracting trouble & tattooed, brooding men as she goes. I tend to read milder books but even though this was much more hot & heavy than I usually read the story itself was great & I found myself laughing & crying right along with Mika & her seven guys. SEVEN. Because that's not greedy at all, right?

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#cocoturns50 #scarathlon2020 #screamathon #teamharkness @StayCurious I'll be doing this one to help add to my points! Woohoo!

I think my goal is 20+ hours, 10+ books

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Defend | E.M Raegan
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#scarathlon2020 #screamathon2020 #teamharkness @StayCurious +16pts

The series conclusion. Decidedly more hopeful than the rest of the series, this was a good conclusion but felt a little rushed. I was sorry to see it end.

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Hunted | E.M Raegan
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#scarathlon2020 #screamathon2020 #teamharkness @StayCurious +16pts

Safety is an illusion. And that illusion has been shattered. Whether it be zombies or malicious humans Willow and her group is always on the run, always hunted.

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Thrive | E.M. Raegan
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#screamathon2020 #scarathlon2020 #teamharkness @StayCurious +16pts

Book 2 in the Defy the Ravaged series, in my opinion it is also the best one. The book picks back up immediately where it left off and finds our survivors trying to stay ahead of the zombies and find safety.

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Demons in the Bedroom | Lidiya Foxglove
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Helena's from a Royal Witch family but her passion is flipping magical houses. It isn't about the money, but preserving the history before some mundane millennials show up & shiplap everything in sight. She also has a knack for finding houses with something extra hidden, artifacts, old books, or in this case the ghost of a hot Incubus & an ancient mystery that could endanger her & change the world forever. There's never a dull day in real estate!

AkashaVampie This cover looks amazing! 1y
xxjenadanxx @AkashaVampie that's what got me too! It's available on KU if you have it! I LOVED this book. 1y
AkashaVampie @xxjenadanxx that is how it is with me... the cover has to grab me to want to read it. 1y
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#scarathlon2020 #screamathon2020 #teamharkness @StayCurious +1

A bunch of my library holds for the Scarathlon were finally out of quarantine and available to be picked up today! I cant wait to read them (and use my beautiful bookmark!)

Texreader Great photo 1y
Sleepswithbooks I love the owl perched at the top 🥰 1y
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#scarathlon2020 #screamathon2020 #teamharkness @StayCurious +6pts

Time for dinner and a movie! Who else loves Halloweentown?

IndyHannaJones We are watching that right now! 1y
Kdgordon88 Watched it last week. 🧡🖤🧡🖤🧡🖤 1y
Scochrane26 They are fun movies & not scary, which is why I like them. 1y
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I sent off my #AllHallowsReadSwap package this morning! Keep an eye on your mailbox @Johanna414 :) @MaleficentBookDragon

Johanna414 I can't wait!! Thank you! 1y
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#scarathlon2020 #screamathon2020 #teamharkness @staycurious +6 points

This movie was so funny! You can't go wrong with Adam Sandler!

366 points so far! (Not counting the Screamathon points!)

StayCurious Great job! 1y
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#scarathlon2020 #screamathon #teamharkness @StayCurious +16pts

Ashira Cohen is the only female private investigator in Vancouver. She is also a mundane (aka a Squib in HP terms). Until she isn't. After a head injury lands her in the hospital and a mysterious tattoo is discovered on her scalp, she suddenly develops blood magic, which shouldn't exist. Now she has to figure out why she suddenly has magic &who is kidnapping teenagers for their magic.

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The Haunting of Beatrix Greene | Vicky Alvear Shecter, Rachel Hawkins, Ash Parsons
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Beatrix Greene is a well known medium.There's just one catch, she doesn't believe in ghosts. When James Walker, known for discrediting charlatans, offers her a large sum of money to spend a night in a haunted manor to prove or disprove the existence of ghosts shes convinced it's a trap. Confident in her ability to convince him, especially with a life changing amount $ on the line, she accepts the job. A night of frantic horror follows.

+16 points

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A Golden Fury | Samantha Cohoe
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#teamharkness The pursuit of the Philosopher's Stone is riddled w/greed & heartache but for Thea it's more than that. A promise of possibility. Of Revolution. Though the books is melancholic Thea's optimistic naivety provides a desperately needed glimmer of hope. Maybe the legends are real. Maybe she can succeed where so many have failed. Maybe she can save her Mother, her lover, her friend. She may lose herself, but what is love if not sacrifice?

StayCurious You write great reviews! 1y
xxjenadanxx @StayCurious thank you so much! The character limit is a real challenge! 😂 1y
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#scarathlon2020 #screamathon2020 #cyoreadathon #teamharkness @StayCurious @4thhouseontheleft @sace +151 pts

Final total for the CYOReadathon! 5 books read, 15.5 hours read. Fun times!

xxjenadanxx Wait should I double that because of screamathon and CYOReadathon? @StayCurious @Clwojick ? I'm a bit confused on points I think lol 1y
Clwojick Screamathon would also get the same amount of points, but it all depends on how you‘d like to tally your points. I‘m waiting until each Readathon is over to calculate all my time read for each one. So I‘ve posted my cyo totals, but I‘ll wait until the end of the month to do Screamathon. But others are doing the points book by book, or day by day. Whichever is easiest for you. 1y
xxjenadanxx @Clwojick that's helpful, thanks for letting me know! 1y
StayCurious Wow 5 books - that's awesome! 1y
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#scarathlon2020 #screamthon2020 #cyoreadathon #teamharkness @StayCurious @4thhouseontheleft
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When Mika wakes up in a ditch, starving and with no idea how she got there she immediately passes out again. When she reawakens in a strange town she is seen to by the Sheriff and a doctor, who inform her that she has been turned into a Vampire and has been dumped in Dark river, a community of Vampires. A steamy Reverse Harem.

StayCurious creepy cover! 1y
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