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The Prince of Mist
The Prince of Mist | Carlos Ruiz Zafon
It's wartime, and the Carver family decides to leave the capital where they live and move to a small coastal village where they've recently bought a home. But from the minute they cross the threshold, strange things begin to happen. In that mysterious house still lurks the spirit of Jacob, the previous owners' son, who died by drowning. With the help of their new friend Roland, Max and Alicia Carver begin to explore the strange circumstances of that death and discover the existence of a mysterious being called the Prince of Mist--a diabolical character who has returned from the shadows to collect on a debt from the past. Soon the three friends find themselves caught up in an adventure of sunken ships and an enchanted stone garden--an adventure that will change their lives forever.
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Eggs
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The Prince of Mist holds a deathly desire to claim his end of the bargain….this is a suspenseful start to the Zafon trilogy. It‘s horrifying and creepy and great!
#authoramonth2021 @Soubhiville
#bookspinbingo @TheAromaofBooks

KathyWheeler I read this when it first came out but I never knew it was part of a trilogy. 1w
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 1w
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Melismatic
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I really enjoyed this. It felt like a spooky episode of Are You Afraid of the Dark or Goosebumps with actual real life consequences. May need to find the rest of the series now….. #AuthorAMonth

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BookwormM
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#ReadAroundtheWorld #Spain

Carlos Ruiz Zafon has never disappointed me. Unlike his adult books this YA story could have been set on a beach anywhere.

This book has it all tragedy, doomed love, friendship, magic and deals with devil.

Some hints of Stephen King going on here including an evil clown and deals that reminded me of Needful Things. That said the story is original with just the right level of creepiness for younger readers.

BookwormM @Currey so did I. Currently working my way through his back catalogue just one to go 😭😭apparently it looks like there will be a final book in the Shadow of the Wind world this year 9mo
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BookwormM
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Can‘t believe it is March already this time last year we were in lockdown and now...we are still in lockdown 🤣🤣

After the last couple of months reading Spain has been very easy on the book front. I will be reading the tagged book and possibly another from my Kindle TBR.

rockpools Urgh. That is all. I‘m trying to read from books in the house/on the kindle, but it doesn‘t look like I‘ve many/any Spanish authors. I might go with travel (Driving over Lemons) or fiction (Winter in Madrid). Or I might just need to buy something! 9mo
BookwormM @rockpools the struggle is real I have just had to order 2 books from EBay for March Reading 1001 now I have to beat hubby to the post so he doesn‘t know I am buying more books 🤣🤣 9mo
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rockpools OK, I think I‘ve found something. This was a World Book Day freebie (I think) a couple of years back. 9mo
BookwormM @rockpools it was indeed and that is my second book 👍🤣 9mo
rockpools @BookwormM 😂😂 I‘d considered asking what was on your kindle, just in case, then decided that was silly!! 9mo
Currey Possibly 9mo
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Macnjen
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I love Zafon's writing. His descriptions are so vivid and his atmosphere so creepy. Even though this is a YA story, it's really engaging. It's funny that Steven King gave it a great review given he wrote “IT“; I wonder what the timing was for that! GO ZAFON (rip). #litsyAtoZ challenge @bookishmarginalia

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BarbaraJean
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Zafon is fantastic at setting a scene, creating an atmosphere & drawing in the reader. He does that here with an idyllic little town, a house with a sad, mysterious history, and a creepy walled garden full of statues. But the plot was a bit clumsy. A few threads are left unexplained & several too-convenient or cliche plot devices fall flat. But it‘s a decent creepy little tale—intended for YA/MG readers who might find it more effective than I did!

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BarbaraJean
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I reorganized my TBR/reading nook basket & had to share. (I have a TBR basket because my TBR shelves & my “TBR soon” shelf apparently aren‘t enough.) I have my EfM textbooks & my currently-planned October TBRs, then books my husband is ostensibly reading & his EfM textbooks. And a pen & pencil & some page flags tucked in there as well. Tagged is October‘s book club pick & of course there‘s Anne for the #KindredSpiritsBuddyRead. Organization, yay!

Ruthiella How readers sort and organize is a peek inside the workings of their brains! There always a system, even if it isn‘t evident at first!😀 1y
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Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick
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@Eggs It's #WondrousWednesday on Thursday this week. Thanks for the tag, @JaclynW !

1. My pup Watson had a blast running around the park.
2. Either Luna Lovegood or Agent Peggy Carter. Tomorrow my choices may change! 😉
3. A few good ones but the tagged book is the first one I thought of.

#dogsoflitsy

TheLibrarian What a cute pup! 1y
Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick @TheLibrarian He thanks you and sends a sloppy kiss. 1y
TheLibrarian @Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick 🥰 I love puppy kisses!! My parents have a Boston and I couldn‘t get kisses or give him pets when I went to visit. Hooray for social distancing... 1y
Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick @TheLibrarian Not petting random dogs has been so hard during all the social distancing. 1y
TheBookHippie Just love. 1y
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Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick
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This was Zafon's first book, written for a YA audience, and although there is room for him to improve (as he did), this book still captures some of the mystery and magic we see in his later novels. We also get some of his beautiful turns of phrase, with one noted in the picture. A quick and creepy read - perfect for a dark, rainy afternoon. 🌟🌟🌟🌟 #bookspinbonanza @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks I love going back to visit the backlist of favorite authors!! Great review!! 2y
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EadieB
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Day 23 - #Prince #ReallyRandomFebruary
#ThePrinceOfMist #CarlosRuizZafron

Loved Shadow of the Wind and also read his Niebla series. This book is book 1 of that series!

OriginalCyn620 👍🏻📚😱 2y
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dodgygothbint
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I did enjoy this dark fantasy novella, but was a little disappointed by it. It's one of Zafon's early works, which was originally marketed as Young Adult but which the author says he intended to be readable for any age. I found it rather too YA-ish for my tastes, although the premise is intriguing and it's quite fun to read. Just a so-so for this then ⭐⭐⭐

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suzie.reads
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I loved this! 😍 such a beautifully written, magical book 📚 Can see why my mum and dad love Carlos Ruiz Zafon.
#ReadingEurope2020 #Spain (6th country) #mmdchallenge a book recommended by a source I trust (my parents)

Tiffiney I'm a fan of Carlos Ruiz Zafon myself...his Cemetery of Forgotten Books series is one of my favorites. He's a beautiful and haunting writer. 2y
suzie.reads @Tiffiney my parents love him and have been trying to get me to read his books for ages. They gave me this one at the weekend. You're right he is a beautiful writer, will definitely be reading more of his 😊 2y
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BarbaraJean
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One of my neighbors, about a block away, put up a Little Free Library a week or so ago. I finally walked over there today to check it out and leave a couple books. And I brought this one home with me! I really enjoyed Zafon‘s Watcher in the Shadows a few months ago, so I‘m excited to read this one as well—both are early YA novels of his. They‘re both part of a series but seem to be self-contained stories.

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tjwill
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The Scholastic book fair sent a few freebies and our school librarian let me look at them first! Here are the ones I picked!

TheLudicReader Free books are the best. 2y
Clare-Dragonfly Bone is so good! 2y
Ruthiella Oh Scholastic book fairs! How I loved them in Elementary school! 😀 2y
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brilliantglow
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Has anyone read this? I started it this morning on my way to school. Just realized I've already almost finished it (85%) it's quite good on audio book. I'm glad I was able to borrow the whole series from my library. I'll be able to start the second book after class today

Tianarose I did! Such a good book! 2y
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Violetta
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It seems the time has come when I should read some books I've bought long, long ago. I wanted to read #Zafon YA trilogy since I totally loved The Shadow of the Wind 💙 and I'm not disappointed. I stayed up till 3 in the morning. The story is quite simple, but it catches reader's attention and is beautifully written. It also crept me out at times 😖 Fast and amusing read - ideal for cold autumn days🍁 #Catalan #YA #uglycover

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TracyReadsBooks
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Fleeing the shadow of war, the Carver family leaves the city and moves to a small coastal village. All is well at first, as the children make new friends and the family settles in. And then things start to happen—little accidents, mysterious sightings & more. A solid, well-written YA thriller with a supernatural twist that is sure to find a place with young readers who enjoy a slow-paced, atmospheric read.

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TracyReadsBooks
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😂😂😂

We‘ve had a variation of this conversation in our family SO many times I‘ve lost count!

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TracyReadsBooks
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Students are always asking us for horror or spooky books or stories with things that go bump in the night. Hopefully, this one will fit the bill. Who knew Zafón wrote for young readers? I didn‘t until I stumbled across these—don‘t remember where of course—and I‘m looking forward to seeing what it‘s all about.

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Tianarose
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Started reading this to my son tonight. :) I maybe didn‘t stop after he fell asleep.

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swatreads
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Moving back to Kuwait where my husband lives in another 5 months after 2 years of living in India and I'm super excited! But sadly won't be able to carry a lot of books with me and probably won't be shipping them! All I can do is carry a few of them with me every time I visit India! So I've decided to finish as many unread books as possible before I leave and leave the ebooks to read while I'm there! #booknerdproblems

niha923 I love Carlos!!! 😍 4y
swatreads @niha923 This is my first Carlos! I've been meaning to read The Shadow of the Wind since forever😻😻 4y
niha923 @swatreads You're gonna fall in love with his books soon! :D 4y
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swatreads @niha923 I'm excited😍😍😍 4y
Jas16 I don‘t know what I will do if I ever have to move. I have too many books and the thought of paring them down to a reasonable number makes me sad. Sorry that you are having to do this. 4y
swatreads @Jas16 so true! That's the worst part of having to move! I have a few books there but mostly non fiction and I don't think I'll ever read them. And many that I want to read are here. Wish I could have all my books at one place... 😑 4y
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Mystic.Archives.Of.Dantalian
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I really liked this book-it was mysterious,interesting,with great twists.I loved the characters,the story,and that ending...oh,man.

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A_Biblioteca_da_Joao
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⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Zafon é um verdadeiro mestre a contar histórias! Este livro é mais uma prova! Adorei

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EleanorJ
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This was lent to me by a year 11 pupil last year. She said it was something she thought I would enjoy as had the supernatural weaved into the real world. This was the type of book that was so well written you were uneasy, terrified for the characters and left dismayed. The writing was sinister, subtle and engaging throughout. #pupilschoice #teachersoflitsy

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soniafod
El Prncipe de la Niebla | Carlos Ruiz Zafon
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Desde aquel día nunca viviría en un lugar desde el cual no pudiese ver cada mañana al despertar aquella luz azul y cegadora que ascendía hacia el cielo como un vapor mágico y transparente. Era una promesa que se había hecho a sí mismo.

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BiblioNyan
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The Prince of Mist is a young adult supernatural book with a haunted house, ghosts & adventures that focuses on themes of friendship, loss, & family!! The prose is wonderful and storytelling is very addicting!!
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#theprinceofmist #carlosruizzafon #supernatural #fantasy #youngadult #ya #diversebooks

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Nebklvr
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If i have to put up with demonic clowns, i should at least get an ending. On the eve of war, a family moves to a beach house unaware of the malevolent forces of magic around them. #LitsyAtoZ

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Nebklvr
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Ok demonic clown...we finish this tonight!

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Nebklvr
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I really, really hope I don't dream about clowns.....almost done and it is freaking me out.

Louise Yes, that book definitely had its creepy moments! 😱😳😆 5y
Nebklvr @Louise I am a coward! 5y
Louise @Nebklvr How were your dreams last night?! 😬 5y
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Nebklvr @Louise dog slept in my room, so ok! 5y
Louise Thank goodness for dogs! ❤🐾❤🐾❤🐾❤ 5y
Nebklvr @Louise I usually cuddle with the cat but this would make that worrisome. Not nice making the kitty evil 5y
Louise @Nebklvr 😂😅👍 5y
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Nebklvr
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Wish me luck...

Texreader Sounds good! Will be interested to see how you like it. 5y
Nebklvr @Texreader I loved Shadow of the wind" but I read that in English, so we shall see 5y
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Decayy
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KnjiskiZmaj
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Those morning thoughts 😪
#quoteoftheday

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DarcysBookBlog
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This was a very intriguing read--magical realism set around WWII time period, following a few kids as they investigate the death of a boy who used to live at their new house. It's only 200 pages long, so it was a very quick read! 4⭐️

MrBook Nice review and beautiful pic! 5y
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BooksMcD
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That moment when you take a book that you really enjoyed back to the library and before you let go you just hold it and whisper 'I'll be back for you' while a single tear rolls down your cheek. #Dramatization

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TeacherRecommends
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I really loved this! I often struggle to find books in the horror genre for my class (who are 11). It's pretty creepy and possibly a bit too scary for them but it's really well written with some great characters in it. Some of the description and phrases used are fantastic and would be good to use parts of it as examples of good writing for older children to see.