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Bad Romance
Bad Romance | Heather Demetrios
Grace wants out. Out of her house, where her stepfather wields fear like a weapon and her mother makes her scrub imaginary dirt off the floors. Out of her California town, too small to contain her big city dreams. Out of her life, and into the role of Parisian artist, New York directoranything but scared and alone. Enter Gavin: charming, talented, adored. Controlling. Dangerous. When Grace and Gavin fall in love, Grace is sure it's too good to be true. She has no idea their relationship will become a prison she's unable to escape. Deeply affecting and unflinchingly honest, this is a story about spiraling into darknessand emerging into the light again.
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LaraReads
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Home from work just in time to snap a quick pic for the #flowers prompt for #springintoreading This is my first challenge pic of the month, but I knew I couldn‘t miss this one. And this is one of my favorite floral covers ever in my favorite floral pot from my mommy! 💕🌷🌹💐
Plus, I‘m having surgery Monday, so it‘ll be a while before I can do any more planting/gardening. 😭😭😭 Had to get a few things done out back this week!

Crazeedi Beautiful photo and flowers! And best wishes and prayers for a successful surgery and speedy recovery!🌷💖 10mo
LaraReads Thank you @Crazeedi I appreciate it more than you know! 💕 10mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Beautiful!! Prayers for a speedy recovery ❤️❤️❤️ 9mo
vkois88 Pretty! 9mo
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Jee_HookedOnBookz
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A book from my #newyearwhodis list picked by @thewallflower0707. This story hits pretty close to home. I had my share of a toxic relationship. I couldn't tell anyone, even my parents, because they didn't approve of it as he was of a different race. I'm just glad I manage to get out of it. Full review & a short writeup of my experience on my blog.

Some parts could be trimmed a little, if not I'd give it👍🏼👍🏼

@monalyisha

monalyisha Candid review! 💖 10mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 💗💗💗 10mo
lele1432 I kept seeing this title last year and was interested in reading it but never did. I think I will now! It might get close to home for me as well. (edited) 10mo
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Jee_HookedOnBookz @lele1432 hope you get to read it soon! Maybe we can exchange thoughts after that? 😊 10mo
lele1432 Yes we should!! ❤️ 10mo
Jee_HookedOnBookz @lele1432 🤗♥️awesome! Have your started Evening Mists yet? 10mo
lele1432 @Jee_HookedOnBookz lol no not yet. Hopefully I'll get to start today or tomorrow. If not then definitely this weekend! 🤗 10mo
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decorating.reader
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Have you read any of these yet?

I loved #BadRomance and #Rosemarked soooo much!!!!

BooknerdsLife What a gorgeous stack of books and photo 😍💜💜💜 10mo
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Jee_HookedOnBookz
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Look what arrived in the mail today! My #newyearwhodis reads, also my #newestbook s! Which shall I read first?

#ANewChapter @vkois88 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
@thewallflower0707 @monalyisha

thewallflower0707 To kill a kingdom! 13mo
Marilyncjackson I really liked Bad Romance I have not read the other one (edited) 13mo
Jee_HookedOnBookz @Marilyncjackson Thank you for responding! It has gotten really good reviews! I'm so glad my match @thewallflower0707 Svenja recommended it to me or else I wouldn't have picked it! 😊 13mo
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Jee_HookedOnBookz @thewallflower0707 all righty then! 😁 I'll read Bad Romance in Feb to coincide with Valentine's Day 😅🤣 13mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🙌🏻📚🙌🏻📚 13mo
Jee_HookedOnBookz @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 😊😊❤️😘😘 13mo
vkois88 The Lady Gaga song popped into my head when I read the title 😂😂😂 But seriously, it sounds SO good 13mo
BooknerdsLife @Jee_HookedOnBookz LOL Can't help dining along BadRomance when I saw that book title 😂😂 very gorgeous covers too. I haven't read either 🤔... 13mo
Jee_HookedOnBookz @BooknerdsLife 🤣🤣🤣I plan to read that in Feb to coincide with Valentine's Day 😅 12mo
BooknerdsLife @Jee_HookedOnBookz awww what a great idea! 😄👍 12mo
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thewallflower0707
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I wish for every sold Twilight or Fifty Shades of Grey book, someone would read this. Bad Romance is about Grace who finds herself in an abusive relationship and it‘s exactly as complicated and frustrating and bitter as you imagine it is. The cover is beautiful and Demetrios style is flawless.
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
#reading #review #youngadult #friday #summer #holiday

rather_be_reading u sold me! stacked! 1y
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Zbayardo
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If you have a teen daughter that thinks she‘s in love, or is looking for love, give her this book. Better yet, read this book WITH her and DISCUSS all the signs of what a bad romance is. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ #favoriteread2018 because it‘s such an important topic!

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LaraReads
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“We all wear strange armor to get through the day.”

#colorfulcover #readingresolutions

Worked way too hard cleaning today. So now it‘s time to relax out back with a local brew and a book. Ready for some me time!

jmtrivera That looks delicious! 2y
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onsamsbookshelf
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"When you're a stupid girl in love, it's almost impossible to see the red flags. It's so easy to pretend they're not there, to pretend everything is perfect."

Chelleo Welcome! Checkout #Litsytips: http://bit.ly/litsytips and #LitsyHowTo videos: goo.gl/UrCpoU. They‘re great and should help you get settled in. Follow @LitsyHappenings to find out about various challenges, buddy reads, meet-ups and swaps taking place. #LitsyWelcomeWagon 2y
Eggs Welcome to Litsy 👋🏻😊 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Welcome to Litsy!! Beautiful pic!! 💗 2y
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Jerdencon Welcome 2y
onsamsbookshelf @Eggs thank you! 2y
LitsyWelcomeWagon Welcome to Litsy! 2y
tonyahoswalt Welcome to Litsy! Beautiful pictures! 2y
Jess7 Welcome! 2y
asiriusreader Welcome to Litsy!! 2y
onsamsbookshelf @tonyahoswalt thanks so much! 2y
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That-Bookish-Hiker
Bad Romance | Heather Demetrios
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Mehso-so

Grace has secretly been crushing on Gavin for 3 years. After his girlfriend breaks up with him and he tried to commit suicide. Grave writes him a letter letting him know she is there for him if he wants to talk. What happens next is a year of abuse.

Dating abuse affects 1 in 3 young adults. 16-24 experience the highest rates of rape and sexual assault.

Good book on first love that goes wrong.

⭐️⭐️⭐️

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That-Bookish-Hiker
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- a first love gone wrong.
-I really like mini chewy sweet tarts and anything chocolate.
- I think I belong to millennials but I‘m like at the beginning, but I guess where the dates starts 🤷🏽‍♀️ lol
-my hydroflask water bottle.
- Litsy meet up in Seattle! Also checking out the Funko HQ Store.

#humpdaypost

BookHoarder32 Technically I think millennials start around 1982? I'm '84 and consider myself the 'oregon trail generation' (remember that game!?) because I didn't grow up with a family computer or a smartphone.... 2y
That-Bookish-Hiker I‘m ‘86 and yes I remember the Oregon trail! It‘s weird cause we didn‘t have computers and smartphones until we were a little bit older. Like I remember when cell phones and DVD players were like huge deal. Also remember when texting first started and it was so expensive. My first cell I had was when I was 17. the brick Nokia that everyone got and you could only play snake lol. 2y
monalyisha Lovely cover! 2y
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britt_brooke Have fun at the meet up!! We had a blast at the Nashville one. 💚 2y
MinDea You're a Xennial!!! 2y
That-Bookish-Hiker @MinDea I knew there was a word for it! Lol 2y
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That-Bookish-Hiker
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Ugh this dude is so manipulative! I just want to shake her but from personal experience, I know that when someone is in an abusive relationship trying to help them “wake up” is hard.

#currentlyreading

TommieMarie74 My mom always said “when a girl falls for a boy, her brain falls out.” 2y
Q84 Definitely true 2y
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That-Bookish-Hiker
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First lines, first page.

#currentlyreading

LauraBeth ❤️❤️ 2y
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That-Bookish-Hiker
Bad Romance | Heather Demetrios
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While getting a book for my secret Santa match for the Litsy Seattle meet up I also got me a little something.

#minibookhaul

Johanna414 I loved The Female of the Species! 2y
Johanna414 Also, I‘m so jealous of your access to Powells! I went once while visiting my brother as a teenager and it was amazing! The closest bookstore to me is an hour and a half drive... 2y
That-Bookish-Hiker @Johanna414 I checked it out of the library and loved it so I got my own copy. I am very thankful to have Powell‘s so close. The Cedar Hills location is literally down the street from my apartment. Their online store is pretty amazing too. They have a huge selection of used books at cheap prices. 2y
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sunshinegbruno
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Such a great book all around. Even the cover is amazing. I was hooked from the first chapter. And this book has such an important message. I hope girls in Grace‘s situation can find the courage and strength to get help from someone.

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thebookdiviner
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A terrible, yet powerful, story about emotionally, psychologically abusive relationships. Although there were some small issues I had with the book, overall I thought it was a strong message against these types of familial and romantic relationships and I think it treated the victims of these relationships with respect.

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Kelly
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Lady Gaga will be in my head the whole time.

Chelsibeau I have this one on my shelf and have the same problem every time I see it 2y
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TheLibrarian
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kamoorephoto I want to read that ☺️ 2y
RedbagReadbooks @TheLibrarian I immediately thought 💭 “Lady Gaga” 2y
TheLibrarian @Aluciddreamer right? I've had the song stuck in my head since I opened the package. 2y
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jjkra95
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my new read📖

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JenicaDawn
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This book felt like I was reading a combination of two of my relationships and two of my best friends and I desperately wish this book had existed when we were in high school. I hope this book helps people in similar situations. This quote was one in particular that I identified with because it's a pattern I'm still struggling to break. #YALitsy

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JenicaDawn
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This cover is absurdly gorgeous. I love it so much. Also, the story inside... I'm already feeling so many things and I'm on page 64. Like... woah. #YALitsy

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Anovelhaul
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I've been reading in my kindle for a week now! I think I need a hardback in my hands for a while.

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Teenreadsdotcom
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This is what our reviewer had to say about, "#BadRomance isn't just meant to be enjoyed. It‘s meant to help people speak out, understand and learn. It‘s a book that deserves to be heard."

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Bookish.leigh
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lauras.enchanted.library
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Ok. So I gave this a second chance. And I think I had issues with this for more... personal reasons.

I still find that Grace's voice was whiney in the beginning but as the novel continued she became more developed and I found my heart breaking alongside her.

4⭐️

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lauras.enchanted.library
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Bailedbailed

Oh god. I can't. I can't force myself to read this anymore. I tried, I really did. I made it to page 49 before I said no. Which depresses the crap out of me because I loved her other books, especially the Dark Caravans series, but this was just awful.

It like a giant F.U. letter to the guy so everything is a "remember this?" or "i don't know yet but..." and I can't. It's annoying and causes me to become too detached. :(

Edit: I tried again. 4⭐️

monalyisha But the cover's so pretty! 😩 3y
lauras.enchanted.library @monalyisha i know!! i was so disappointed 😭 but i'll try again in a few months/years to see if my opinion had changed 3y
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R.Lyn-Romance-Reads
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#bookmail I received today from Barnes and Noble. Both have been on my radar after reading wonderful reviews and recommendations from other #littens. #blameitonlitsy #tbrpilekeepsgrowingandgrowing. Looking forward to reading them both.

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Yabookgrl1981
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I'm halfway through Bad Romance and it's so well written and a fantastic read. It's such a hard topic to write about and the author is doing a superb job. I'm really looking forward to finishing this one and seeing how it ends.

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MLVReads
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This was a beautiful and emotional book about the subtleties of abusive relationships. Demetrios did an excellent job capturing Grace's spirit as it slowly goes out as she struggles to figure out her feelings. I loved it and I am hugging my 17 YO self.

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ContraryMary
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Book 58. How fucked is it that so many of us can relate to this. This shouldn't be a universal experience. My 'bad romance' was 15 years ago and while I'm 'over it' I'm still fucked up from it. #chooseyourself

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KarenA
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Powerful, important story. I highly recommend this one.

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alexalovesbooks
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Powerful, gripping and opens up a very important conversation - BAD ROMANCE was definitely a hard book to read, but so well-written

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Bookwormeverlasting I've heard a lot about this one. I definitely want to give it a try 3y
Blaire Good first lines. 3y
LauraBeth Now I'm singing Rent's Seasons of Love song in my head! 3y
Zelma And now that song is stuck in my head! 😆 3y
minkyb Well if I have to have a song stuck in my head at least it's one I love. I'm not sure how I feel about it being co-opted in a book. 3y
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BookishMarginalia
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The gorgeous cover image - truly eye catching! #CoverArt by #ValerieHegarty #Holt #HeatherDemetrios

OceanCityMama It's gorgeous, my favorite of the year! I liked the book too, luckily. 3y
TheBookStacker Woahhhhh that's so pretty! 3y
MrsGreen Wow, cool cover! 3y
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BexHartsell This is amazing!!! How do we NOT judge a book by its cover when it looks like this??? 3y
Robothugs This would have been a cover buy 😂 3y
AJBowers Stacking for the cover 😍😍😍 3y
ludreadsbooks Amazing cover 😱😍 what's it about? 3y
398.2 Wow! 3y
TheLondonBookworm Beautiful!! 3y
ilayreading Whoa that is so pretty!!! 3y
Rachel_R._Smith Wow, that's a striking cover! 3y
Zelma That cover! 😍 Do you have flowers on top of it for the photo or is that just the image? 3y
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BookishMarginalia
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I enjoyed #HeatherDemetrios's first two novels and am looking forward to this one about a teen coping with an abusive boyfriend. #Holt #YA

TheBookStacker Never read her but that cover alone has got me interested 3y
Zelma And another song stuck in my head. @BookishMarginalia you are on a roll today! 😆 3y
BookishMarginalia @zelma ☺️🤷🏻‍♀️ -- it's the pre-birthday pre-#SummerSantaGoesPostal mood! 3y
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Zelma @BookishMarginalia ooh, when is your birthday? Mine is Saturday, just in time for the solstice unwrapping! (edited) 3y
BookishMarginalia @Zelma - my birthday is exactly on the 21st 🎉 3y
Zelma @BookishMarginalia score! You will have lots of goodies to open then. 👍😁 3y
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MLVReads
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Really enjoying this. I wish I could give it to my 16-17 YO self.

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This book is one of the best books I have read this year 😍 It seriously hit me on a personal level and is about such an important topic. I wish as a teen I had had a book like this when I was going through my own bad romance. I can't recommend this one enough!
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#bookish #bookphotography #flatlay #booksandflowers #tbr #mustread #summerread

Grownwomanreadya I received this the day it came out and I cannot wait to read it. Milana said it was intense, so I can't wait 😬🤗 3y
decorating.reader @Grownwomanreadya it really is intense and SO good. I seriously couldn't put it down. 3y
Grownwomanreadya @Bookiemoji I'm hoping this month I get to it, tbh the cover is what drew me in 😂🙈 3y
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decorating.reader @Grownwomanreadya it did at first for me too. It's seriously stunning! Let me know if you do read it! 3y
Grownwomanreadya @Bookiemoji I'll definitely share my feelings here 😏 3y
cbookaddiction I loved this book!! 3y
decorating.reader Me too @cbookaddiction definitely one of my top faves of the year 3y
Yabookgrl1981 This is next up on my TBR. I loved the cover but after reading the synopsis I knew I had to read it. 3y
decorating.reader Omg I hope you love it as much as I did @Yabookgrl1981 3y
decorating.reader This was the first book I read by her @BookishMarginalia 3y
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LaraReads
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Release day #bookmail today! Can't wait to start this, even though it may very well break my heart. I've read such good reviews about it! Grace struggles through toxic relationships, and likely has #scars both emotional & physical. But I'm hopeful that she comes out empowered in the end! #junetunz

EllieDottie This is a gorgeous cover!! 3y
LaraReads @EllieDottie agreed! So lovely! 3y
Cinfhen Yes, that cover!!!! 3y
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SarahSDavis
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SO excited for the latest novel from writer/teacher/friend Heather Demetrios! Her novel "I'll Meet You There" was a life changing read for me. I'm sure "Bad Romance" will be just as raw, gritty, and emotional. ❤️??

Marchpane This looks great 👍 3y
kate_reads I really liked this. An emotional read for sure, but I thought it was really well done. 3y
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CatLadyBibliophile
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Well this one made me ugly cry. That's really all I have to say. A very well done, beautifully written story all about abusive relationships and coming to terms with uncovering someone's true self.

RealLifeReading Great cover! 3y
WarpedSweetness I love that cover too! It sounds great, but I am.not sure if it is a read for me. 3y
Kalalalatja That cover is awesome! 3y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Love the cover!!! 3y
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bookloaner
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Starting this book today and enjoying free coffee, this is a perfect #coffeebreakread moment. Happy Tuesday, ya'll!

[DELETED] 206653737 Sounds interesting! 3y
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monkeygirlsmama
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This was, at times, a difficult book to read, but it was so so good. Every emotion experienced within the pages of this book seemed raw and fresh. Like wounds that won't quite heal. There were times I wanted to scream and others when my intake of breath was surely audible. I think this book is very important and should be included in every high school library. From the amazing cover to the storyline, this was a fabulous book.❤️

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monkeygirlsmama
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Reading and simultaneously defending my nâi chá from my daughter's #catsoflitsy Sparkles. ??? Book's pretty good too so far. ? #NetGalleyReads

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GirlNamedJesse
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One page in and I already know: this book is going to wreck me, but I'm going to love it!

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MidnightBookGirl
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About 70% in and I can't look away. Well, obviously I can for a bit, because I'm on Litsy posting about it. But I just think that highlights that I am NOT in a bad romance with this book. It's not the boss of me. I'm allowed to read other books too, if I want! #arc #edelweiss #badromance

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MidnightBookGirl
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This morning I'm reading a little Bad Romance before work, and my blog partner at Midnight Book Girl, Kim, is reading Crooked Kingdom. What are you #CurrentlyReading? #SundaysInBedWith

DivineDiana This morning I'm reading 3y
Reese_Pearly.Pages Trying to squeeze a little time with 3y
Marchpane It's Monday here (just barely!) but I spent Sunday finishing 3y
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MyNamesParadise Been listening to 3y
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MidnightBookGirl
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Wow, this book is easy to fall into. I feel like I'm listening to one of my nieces tell me a story. #edelweiss #arc

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dariazeoli
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I have no interest in the #Superbowl (but am slightly amused that Trump's buddy Tom Brady is losing), but I am way pleased with the halftime show. I'm a fan of Gaga, and "Bad Romance" especially.

Also liked that commercial with Einstein playing it on the violin. ?

CocoReads I feel the balance of power shifting. It's against everything I stand for to root for the Patriots so I'm pretty pleased. And Gaga was fantastic. 3y
DivineDiana @CocoReads Yes, she was! 3y
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