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Watcher in the Shadows
Watcher in the Shadows | Carlos Ruiz Zafon
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It was an unforgettable summer.... When fourteen-year-old Irene Sauvelle moves with her family to Cape House on the coast of Normandy, she's immediately taken by the beauty of the place--its expansive cliffs, coasts, and harbors. There, she meets a local boy named Ishmael, and the two soon fall in love. But a dark mystery is about to unfold, involving a reclusive toymaker who lives in a gigantic mansion filled with mechanical beings and shadows of the past. As strange lights shine through the fog surrounding a small, barren island, Irene's younger brother dreams of a dark creature hidden deep in the forest. And when a young girl is found murdered, her body at the end of a path torn through the woods by a monstrous, inhuman force, Irene and Ishmael wonder--has a demonic presence been unleashed on the inhabitants of Cape House? Together, they'll have to survive the most terrifying summer of their lives, as they try to piece together the many mysteries and secrets hidden in a town torn apart by tragedy, amidst a labyrinth of lights and shadows.
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BarbaraJean
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I‘d never heard of this, but picked it up because I‘d enjoyed Zafón‘s Shadow of the Wind. And I loved it! It‘s definitely MG/YA, with a more simplistic plot than the Cemetery of Forgotten Books series. But with a gorgeous French seaside setting, a mysterious old house named Cravenmoore, filled with fascinating & creepy automatons, and an enigmatic old man who has no shadow—this was an absorbing tale with just the right amount of spooky for me.

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sparrowssavvy
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I love Carlos Ruiz Zafón so I automatically was predisposed to this lovely tale. It captured my attention right away and I was in love with the beautiful tale, gorgeous settings and gothic plot. It was so hard to put down, and while not as complex as some of his other novels, it was a beautiful read. I will definitely be rereading this soon!

emz711 I need to get on these! I read the first one but I keep wondering where the English versions are! 6mo
sparrowssavvy @emz711 I honestly adore these books! If you can get them, do it! 6mo
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LittleBug
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Unputdownable! Beautifully written, although the story is a bit too straightforward for my liking (I prefer a few more twists and turns).
Reading Zafon‘s note to the reader I realised that he did exactly what he set out to do: write a novel that transports a reader back to the mysteries of Enid Blyton and the adventures of Verne...
Very enjoyable read for anyone over 10 (there are a few scary bits in there, so maybe not a good nighttime read😬)

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LittleBug
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A book, chocolate and a dirty chai tea😊 Let the weekend begin!!

Lcsmcat Welcome to Litsy! (That‘s my favorite Ritter Bar - yum!) 1y
LittleBug @Lcsmcat Thank you! It‘s my favourite too!! I treat myself to one every week and enjoy it with a book and a cup of tea🤩 (edited) 1y
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LittleBug
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‘Having learned to recognise the emptiness of her own loss, she knew this place to be little more than the dark reflection of the solitude that had overwhelmed Lazarus during the past twenty years. Every piece of that marvellous world was a silent tear.‘

I‘m mesmerised! So much emotion: joy, sadness, relief, fear... and I‘m just at the second chapter. #readingchallenge #GirlStuff

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LittleBug
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Starting another reading challenge! Looking forward to my September Read😊 #readingchallenge #GirlStuff

RaimeyGallant Good luck! 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. @LitsyWelcomeWagon 1y
Eggs Welcome to Litsy 👋🏻🌸 1y
LittleBug @RaimeyGallant Thanks! I already checked out your link, very helpful!!😊 1y
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LittleBug @Eggs Thanks!😊 1y
RaimeyGallant Oh good! 1y
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UglyOldBat
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Book 2 for #24in48
Very intriguing and quite frightning. This author always draws me into his worlds
As you can see I'm very behind as had to start again 👎 But might still manage 12 hours my original goal

Louise Yes, this author knows how to draw a reader in! Every time! 👍 2y
UglyOldBat @Louise So true 2y
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UglyOldBat
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Next up for #24in48

Karkar I like that cover!! 2y
UglyOldBat @Karkar It's very pretty 2y
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Mystic.Archives.Of.Dantalian
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The story have a great sense of mystery and fantasy. His characters are REAL! REAL I tell you. There's so much emotion in his words I don't know how Ruiz Zafon can keep cranking stories like this one.
I wish I had this book when I was growing up. This author is a magician of words. What a gift he has!

Macnjen Is this new? He‘s my favorite author! 2y
Mystic.Archives.Of.Dantalian @Macnjen not really. I got it 4 years ago i guess 2y
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slhbooks
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I loved The Shadow of the Wind trilogy so I was excited to read more by this author. This book is the third book in another trilogy written for younger readers, but can be read as a standalone novel. There's a nice teen love story in here as well an eerie murder mystery. It's a great setting for unsettling events - scary woods surrounding a mansion owned by an old toymaker that makes bizarre mechanical toys that seem to come to life🤤🤤🤤

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erzascarletbookgasm
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Catching up on day 23. This quote, 😢
#family #quotsynov17

Cathythoughts ❤️❤️❤️ 2y
GripLitGrl Truth💓 2y
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Debiw781
September Lights | Carlos Ruiz Zafon
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Jess7 Nice idea! 2y
RaimeyGallant Thanks for sharing this! 2y
Debiw781 @RaimeyGallant great ideas! And you're welcome 2y
Debiw781 @Jess7 I love it! 😊 2y
Sha0102 I always do that !! Great idea!!! 2y
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
September Lights | Carlos Ruiz Zafon
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September photo challenge hosted by @Tiffy_Reads and @JoeStalksBeck 🍁🍂❤️📚

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RaimeyGallant
September Lights | Carlos Ruiz Zafon
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Yea! A load of September Litsy games. It's easy: Screenshot this to blow it up in your phone's camera app, and any day you want to play, use the game's hashtag and turn the day's theme into a hashtag in your post. The game hosts are tagged below. #AwesomeAutumnBooks #SeductiveShakespeare #Septembowie #FallIntoBooks

ALSO: Game at @Tiffy_Reads called #AutumnReads. Head over to her profile to screenshot.

Thanks to @Purrfectpages for collating!

Purrfectpages Thanks for the shout out! I felt bad that @Tiffy_Reads challenge was added after the fact, so I'm glad you mentioned that too. 2y
BibliophileMomma @RaimeyGallant @Purrfectpages Thanks for the shout out! Yeah we're a little behind this month since I just got over being sick last week. Hopefully next month won't be cutting it so close 2y
RaimeyGallant @Purrfectpages We missed another one over at @Boghunden but I'm at my character count, so it won't fit in my post. :( 2y
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MinDea Thank you! 2y
Boghunden @RaimeyGallant thanks for mentioning it :) sweet of you! 2y
Cinfhen Thanks for posting & sharing!!! #SpectacularSeptember 2y
Jess7 Thanks for sharing! 2y
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jhod
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Set in Northern France, I wrongly thought this was part of Zafron's triology including The Shadow of the Wind. Actually it's the third book of a different triology he wrote early on in his career aimed at young people. It's a quite scary fairy tale with a beautiful love story included and was a great Sunday morning read!

Pictured with chorizo from my last trip to Spain and sherry which I'm a big fan of

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JenP You made it! And that chorizo sounds amazing. I haven't read any of his other books but this sounds intriguing 2y
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pitou215
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I absolutely loved this book! Read it in two sessions. Brought back memories from my teen reading such as harry potter etc with all the description and imagination. Loved it! Great message and escape from everyday issues.

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pitou215
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Excited to get started on this book!

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KnjiskiZmaj
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I really enjoyed reading The Mist Trilogy. Haunting, yet full of inspiring guidelines 😍

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Dani8712
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In a world of lights and shadows, every person, every one of us, needs to find their own way.

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Decayy
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With this trilogy I found out I became a scaredy cat.

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TheSpinecrackersBookClub
September Lights | Carlos Ruiz Zafon
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Spinecrackers, so since #augustphotochallenge was such a success we will continue with a photo challenge in September. The Spinecrackers Book Club will be co-hosting the challenge along with @RealLifeReading every other month. Time to start capturing your gorgeous book collections! Today a #bookandeat photo is the theme of the day!

BethM What is POC for tomorrow? 3y
The_Literary_Jedi @BethM - POC is People of Color 3y
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TheSpinecrackersBookClub
September Lights | Carlos Ruiz Zafon

Spinecrackers, so since #augustphotochallenge was such a success we will continue with a photo challenge in September. The Spinecrackers Book Club will be co-hosting the challenge along with @RealLifeReading every other month. Time to start capturing your gorgeous book collections! Today a #bookandeat photo is the theme of the day!

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RealLifeReading
September Lights | Carlos Ruiz Zafon
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Posting this again as some people were looking for it. Thanks so much everyone for taking part! I really look forward to all your awesome photos and books everyday (detrimental to my tbr list!). Also as some had asked, Day 4: POC authors = people/person of colour #septphotochallenge

OSChamberlain About to post day 2! 3y
Shortstack @OSChamberlain sure you don't want to wait until day 30 😉 3y
BooksForYears Thanks for posting this, I'll be joining in presently 😀 3y
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OSChamberlain @Shortstack @BookishFeminist @LeahBergen Hmmmmmm, I might suddenly be too busy for the rest of the month to post consecutively 😜 3y
LeahBergen @OSChamberlain We will hunt you down. 3y
OSChamberlain @LeahBergen I'm in Miami. Come at me bro 3y
LeahBergen @OSChamberlain I don't think the streets of Miami are ready for the full horror of a bookworm fight. 😉 3y
OSChamberlain @LeahBergen Hahahahaa you're probably right 😂 3y
Shortstack @LeahBergen @OSChamberlain @BookishFeminist This is your fight. I just enjoyed laughing from the side lines. 😂 3y
Erinloves2read I took a screen shot so I could easily refer to the daily photo challenge. But do I have one up yet? No! Ha! On my to-do list today. 3y
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Simona
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My first association with his books is a gray color. This is the fourth that I read it, and also in this he builds gloomy atmosphere full of mysteries. The book is intended for younger readers, story is cute and revolves around love, loneliness and unusual toys.

#book5 in #bookisholympics Officially running out of the time, so I have to #goingforgold change into #goingforsilver

Theresa Welcome to the "I was going for gold but now I'll be happy with silver" club! I joined that club yesterday. ? 3y
Simona @Theresa Still fighting and hoping for miracle. Tomorrow is another day 😅 3y
Theresa Good luck! I'll be pulling for you!! 3y
Simona @Theresa Thanks. 3y
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Simona
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#book5 for #bookisholympics #rioolympics
What can I say? It's Zafon and is short ☺️

TheLondonBookworm Love Zafron! Haven't read this one though- will be interested to see what you think! 3y
MrBook Wow, interesting cover! 3y
Simona @MrBook I was intrigued by the cover too😃 3y
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