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The Dreadful Tale of Prosper Redding: A Fiendish Arrangement
The Dreadful Tale of Prosper Redding: A Fiendish Arrangement | Alexandra Bracken
Prosperity Redding is the only unexceptional member of his very successful familythat is, until he discovers a demon living inside him. Turns out, Prosper's great-great-great-great-great-something grandfather madeand then brokea contract with a malefactor, a demon who exchanges fortune for eternal servitude. Now Alastor, the malefactor, has reawakened and is intent on destroying the Redding fortune, unless they can kill him in the body he inhabitswhich, oh, wait, that's Prosper, and why is his grandmother coming at him with a silver blade? In danger from both the demon trying to take over his soul and the family that would rather protect their fortune than their own kin, Prosper narrowly escapes with the help of his long lost Uncle Barnabas and Barnabas's daughter, Nell, a witch in training. According to Barnabas and Nell, they have only days to break the family curse and find a way to banish Alastor back to the demon realm. Until then, Prosper has to deal with Alastor's vengeful mutterings inside his head (not to mention his nasty habit of snacking on spiders). And, every night, Alastor's control over his body grows stronger. . . As the deadline to the curse draws nearer, Prosper and Nell realize there's more at stake than just the Redding family fortune. . . that there might be something else out there, something worse than Alastor, that could destroy the balance between the human and demon realms and change the world as they know it forever.
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Lindsbooklover93
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Mehso-so

Hi everyone! I just finished listening to the audiobook. It was pretty good. I've lost a little interest of the book in the middle. The ending was pretty good. A little twist I didn't see coming. I will definitely read the next book. I recommend the audiobook the voice of the fox is pretty great! #litsy #kindle #kindlefire #paperwhite #library #bookgeek #booklover

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Literary_Siren
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I loved this, simultaneously cute and creepy! Time to read the last book: The Last Life of Prince Alastor.

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SassenachTheBookWizard
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So this is one of my favourite books of the year easily! Holy crap this was funny! If you've ever watched A Very Potter Musical with Voldemort and Quirrel + seen Hocus Pocus...the vibes you'll get from this are insane! It's so enjoyable. The characters are great and there's a massive twist at the end. I don't know who's good anymore!

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SassenachTheBookWizard
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Time to break things up with a mg that my friend has been bugging me to read.

madamereadsalot1 It's cute! I'm looking forward to the next one. 10mo
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caityreads
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⭐️⭐️⭐️ - The story and plot were fun, but a lot of the humor just wasn‘t for me. (Which makes sense - this is a middle-grade novel.) I do want to know what happens, so more than likely will be picking up the sequel when it comes out.

rather_be_reading welcome to litsy 📚☕📚 10mo
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. 10mo
ProfReader Welcome to Litsy!!!💜💙♥️💙💜 10mo
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Rachiiebookdragon
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Loved this book, found it mesmerising and so different from anything I have read recently or at all. 5/5

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Mommamanzi
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Time change. A toddlers moms worst enemy. Thank God for coffee!

LA_Mead Yup. I feel your pain! 13mo
Tamra Yes, but much worse in the spring. 😴 It‘s just so ridiculous in today‘s world. Most of us are not agrarian and if you want to schedule your life around the sun, feel free! Haha, it‘s a pet peeve. 13mo
tpixie Lol great cup! I know. The time change messes with bedtimes so much I wish we would quit doing it! 13mo
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HeathersReadingHideaway
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[#BookReview] The Dreadful Tale of Prosper Redding by Alexandra Bracken. This book is the perfect book to read for Halloween. It‘s got a spooky plot, great characters, and an autumnal atmosphere. I definitely plan on not only buying this book for my collection but I also plan on reading the sequel when it releases early 2019! 📖🦊

https://heathersreadinghideaway.blogspot.com/2018/10/book-review-dreadful-tale-o...

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jfalkens
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1. Hopefully building indoor turtle enclosure's
2. This was hard, I read so many great books this month!
3. Meat #vegetarian
4. My parents forced me to play softball for 3 years, I hated it! I was scared of the ball and bat(after my dad threw it at me) and always got stuck in the outfield, I was so bored and would daydream and makeup stories or songs and wish I was home reading.
Hope you all have a great weekend!!
#FriYayIntro @jesshowbooks

2BR02B Woo team veggie! 🙌 1y
jfalkens @2BR02B yay! 🙌🤗 1y
SamHeartCoffee Yay veggies! 1y
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jfalkens
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Very good! I thoroughly enjoyed the story of Prosper and Al. I loved Toad too! I'm definitely excited for the next book to come out! #bookjarpick

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jfalkens
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Reading on this rainy Monday
133 of 362 pages

ju.ca.no How is it so far? Sounds interesting! 1y
jfalkens @ju.ca.no it's good so far, very interesting and intriguing 😊 1y
ju.ca.no @jfalkens good to know :) onto my endless wishlist! 😂 1y
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jfalkens @BookHoarder32 lol I did see there was a book 2 and I've heard this one ends on a cliffhanger. 1y
jfalkens @ju.ca.no it's always endless lol you finally get to read something from it and add 50 more 😂😂 1y
ju.ca.no @jfalkens hahaha oh yes! 1y
jfalkens @ju.ca.no or go grocery shopping and "accidentally" wander into the book section. Then go to check out and wonder how all those books got in your cart and since you already have them up to the check-up lane you can't not buy them ?? 1y
ju.ca.no @jfalkens haha well that sounds like a very normal accident, it just happens😂 1y
jfalkens @ju.ca.no 😂😂 1y
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jfalkens
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taraWritesSci That's a really pretty inside page. 😯 1y
madamereadsalot1 That's a cute book! I want the next one to come out stat, it's quite the cliffhanger! 1y
jfalkens @taraWritesSci the jackets pretty too 1y
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jfalkens @madamereadsalot1 uhh-oh I saw the sequel doesn't come out til next year 😱 1y
madamereadsalot1 @jfalkens sadly. 😔 But if I'm being honest, it wasn't so gripping that I can't wait. I just wish I didn't have to, because I'm impatient and afraid I may forget too many details in the time between. 1y
ReadingRover I really enjoyed this on audiobook. The narration was awesome! 1y
jfalkens @madamereadsalot1 yeah and then you have to re-read before you read the new one. I've had to do that a lot and have a few on my to-read bookcase that I have to do it for. 1y
jfalkens @ReadingRover I might have to check out a sample 😊 1y
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Literary_Siren
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My first birthday present so far today! I‘m super excited to read this! 🖤 I seriously have the best friends!

wordslinger42 I've been wanting to get this! Looks so good! 2y
Literary_Siren I want to read her Passenger series too! 2y
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BookHoarder32
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So exciting! From Alexandra Bracken's announcement on Instagram and Facebook:

"The ghoulish end arrives January 2019! ??? I just turned in my edits and am soooo pumped for you guys to read how the story ends! I think it might surprise you... ? #ProsperRedding #finalcovertocome"

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amma-keep-reading
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There was a lot packed in at the end... I'm hoping we don't have to wait forever for the sequel.

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ReviewsMayVary
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“Is it not the case with these humans that they must be shown they desire something before they know they desire it?”

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tonyahoswalt
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I was initially drawn to the cover, and then after reading the summary, I thought this book sounded perfect for me. Upon reading half the book, I thought maybe I wasn't in the mood for middle-grade novels right now, because I prefer my books to be meatier, more in-depth. However as I continued reading, I got more into the story, and now I'm looking forward to the next book in the series! See my full review at acrossthelibrary.com

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tonyahoswalt
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About to do some reading, and I've got a few reading buddies to keep me company! #readingbuddies #catsoflitsy

JenlovesJT47 ❤️😻❤️ 2y
ReadingSusan Sweet babies! This just makes my heart melt. 2y
ooomeooo ❤️❤️❤️ 2y
ladym30 So adorable! 2y
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tonyahoswalt
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My buddy and I are about to start this one. #catsoflitsy #readingbudding

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jackilynn

Being different----being simply you instead of what other people wanted you to be----was its own kind of bravery.

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jackilynn
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Maybe it was true that we never really escape our histories. That revenge is a poison that stays in the hearts of families, reborn with each generation. I was nothing like my family, or this curse, but I couldn't run away from them.

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jackilynn
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jackilynn
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Again, another attempt to better track my reading as well as tackle my overflowing TBR shelf. I usually don't do monthly TBRs but I really need to reduce the size of the stack of books by my bed 😁🤓😜

CoverToCoverGirl Love the artwork! 🎄 2y
TobeyTheScavengerMonk John and Dave! Loves those guys! 2y
jackilynn Thanks @CoverToCoverGirl . I got the idea from an art project I was doing at work with my students. @TobeyTheScavengerMonk John and Dave have been on my TBR forever. I have heard great things. I hope they don't disappoint lol 2y
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jackilynn
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Go to bed or start a new book...decisions, decisions.🤔🤔🤓

TheLibrarian Tough decision. Love the bookmark! 2y
jackilynn @TheLibrarian I do to 😍 I thought it went perfectly with the book. I try to match my bookmark to my book but I am weird like that though. Lol 2y
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Tanzy13
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"I would say it's a pleasure to meet thee, Prosperity Oceanus Redding, but truly, I only anticipate the delights of destroying thy happiness."

a tale of betrayal and revenge, of old hurts passed down from generation to generation. Can you ever fully right a wrong, ever truly escape your history? Or are you doomed to repeat it?

Kitty_Rochsmith That sounds intense! 2y
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TracyReadsBooks
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Fantastic book title & a perfect story for this time of year. Seriously, this book is best read at Halloween-Thanksgiving time, when the skies are a leaden gray, the wind rustles the dead leaves & it‘s dark by 4:30. Prosper Redding is the only unexceptional member of the Redding family which, it turns out, owes its prosperity to a deal with a fiend. That fiend is now inside Prosper & he wants out & is causing loads of trouble. A fun MG read.

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TracyReadsBooks
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Confession—I would read this for the title alone. That being said, I‘m Interested to see what Bracken, an established YA author, does with MG. Always looking for great books to recommend to young readers.

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WeDreamtOfLove
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This was a tremendous beginning to a new series. Prosper is a refreshing young character and Alistor makes the perfect villain. With an ending that you cant see coming, this is a book that you can‘t go wrong picking up. Can‘t wait for the sequel to be released!

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TheBookwormBrittanyReviews
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I finished The Dreadful Tale of Prosper Redding by Alexandra Bracken! I thought that this book was a fun ride and I can‘t wait to read the next book when it comes out!

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Lizpixie
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Today's #BookMail was definitely appropriate for the season, Halloween is tomorrow & this tale of broken bargains with demons sounds perfect for a spooky night read. Prosper is living an ordinary life until he finds that a demon is trying to possess him. Turns out his many greats grandfather made a contract with the demon & then broke it. Now Alastor the fiend wants to destroy the Redding family, and he's going to use Prosper to get his revenge.😈

rubyslippersreads Great photo! 🎃 2y
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DaviBooktrovert

"Batten down the hatches, knave! Alastor said. This ship is about to set sail!"

tonyahoswalt This is my next book to read! Looks interesting 2y
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AshleyKorinE
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This book was just the Halloween fun I was looking for! Prosper has a demon that‘s ancient and funny too. He meets Nell and his uncle and drama ensues. It‘s a MG so it‘s a fast easy read and the fantasy element kept me excited. The only thing I really don‘t like was the cliffhanger ending but I won‘t mind picking up the sequel. Prosper was such an easy character to get attached too, he‘s just so good inside. I loved it. 🐺😈🎃👻🖤

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AshleyKorinE
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“I...mistook it...for an apple,”

This has some really funny moments in it and it‘s so cute!

DaviBooktrovert I just finished this chapter lol! Are you liking the book so far? 2y
AshleyKorinE I finished it already! It‘s adorable, I liked it a lot for a cute MG Halloween-y read. @DaviBooktrovert 2y
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AStoriedSoul
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The Dreadful Tale of Prosper Redding is the perfect October/Halloween read. And this cover is gorgeous! •

Featured is a candle from my upcoming shop Storied Scents. It's called The Hunter's Dream based on the Bloodborne video game. It smells divine. I've got amazing things planned. Stay tuned! •

#booklover #booknerd #bookaddict #bookishcandles #bookaholic #bookaddiction #reading #readmore #readinglife #bookblogger #bibliophile #crafts #bookish

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DuskAngelReads
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I really enjoyed this book. The writing is really good as always for Bracken. The world building was amazing. The plot kept me hooked the whole way though! I enjoyed Prosper but didn‘t like Nell or Uncle B as much. Al was a ‘bad guy‘ but also kinda sarcastic and sassy and I loved it! Great start to a new middle grade series! I need book 2 right now!
Can some give me a cat with wings for Christmas?!

Find my full review on www.duskangelreads.com

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Jessrumely
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Here's part of my library haul this month! My library finally got in a bunch of YA new releases and I pounced on them. I am going to read either The Dreadful Tale of Prosper Redding or One of Us is Lying when I finish my current read. Thoughts of either of those?

#thedreadfultaleofprosperredding #oneofusislying #warcross #libraryhaul

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howlinglibraries
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My sweet fiancé gave me a birthday gift early so I could add it to my October TBR! I have been dying to read this so I will be starting it as soon as I finish a few ARCs! #uncannyoctober #octobermostanticipated

GypsyKat The cover is cute! 2y
GypsyKat Also, a partner who gives you books is always a keeper. 😉 2y
howlinglibraries @GypsyKat it really is! And yes, I agree 100%. 😂 2y
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kate_reads
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Had a super crappy day at work so I‘m curling up with this and my bestest buddy 💙

Mommamanzi Hope your day gets better! 2y
rachelsbrittain Hope the book and bear cuddles improve things! 2y
Matilda Hope tmrw is kinder 2y
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BekahB
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Me: Ooohhh, this book is calling my name. I'll start it while enjoying my morning coffee!

Half read books on my nightstand: Ahem, don't you think you should finish us first?

Me: But this one seems so perfect right now. And look at that cover!

One of the unfinished books: Seriously?! You only have 7 chapters left in me!

New book: Oh just ignore them. They're jealous. Read me.

Me: Ok!!

This is why I'm always reading, but rarely finishing 😄

Owlizabeth I‘m currently doing the same!!! 2y
Zelma 😂 You tell those nightstand books! (edited) 2y
Avanders It takes great will power for me to combat that lure.... I don't always succeed... 😁 (edited) 2y
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RivendellMom
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Loving this new MG book, so spooky. Perfect for a Fall read aloud

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Thefuzzybookworm
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The Dreadful Tale of Prosper Redding is definitely one of the best middle grade novels I've read! It's a fun, quick read that's perfect for Halloween! I know it's a middle grade, but it should appeal to anyone excited for the fall season! 🎃 I'm counting down the days until the sequel! 4/5 stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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FoldedPagesDistillery
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This one was absolutely fun to read. It's spooky, but not too spooky and it's full of good themes like love, family, friendship, and loyalty. I also loved all the humor. Prosper and Alastor have great dialogue and it's mega Halloween vibes. Highly recommend to young readers and those who love Middle Grade!

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elkeo_TheBookDragon
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I did a dumbass thing: I didn't read the ARC before the hardcover came out 😕
This middle grade story of a storied family's deal with a demon sounds perfect for October - that will be my excuse for this #fail.
#gottareadthoseARCs

RanaElizabeth Oh, but the hardback has such a better cover. 2y
Kalalalatja Great cover on the hardback! 2y
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Teenreadsdotcom
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Happy Book Birthday to @alexbracken! #TheDreadfulTaleofProsperRedding is out today 😍📚 This is one middle grade novel we totally think YA readers must check out. P.S. the end papers are BEAUTIFUL

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BookHoarder32
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Spending some quality time with this book today. It has the perfect atmosphere to get me ready for Fall and Halloween. I highly recommend it! #litsypartyofone

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decorating.reader
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Got this beauty in while I was on vacation! It releases September 5th!!!

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Chasingmermaids
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Do us all a favor and get this book when it comes out. It's pure magic and reminds me of Hocus Pocus. It's the perfect Halloween read for all ages. The story is creative and keeps you guessing to the end.

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WeeziesBooks
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Finished this lovely little gem today! Set mainly in Salem, this book follows Prosper Redding... and his literal demon. Great Hocus Pocus/Halloween vibes. This comes out 9/17/17! Just in time for Fall!

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