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The Girl in the Green Silk Gown
The Girl in the Green Silk Gown | Seanan McGuire
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The second book in the Ghost Roads series returns to the highways of America, where hitchhiking ghost Rose Marshall continues her battle with her killer--the immortal Bobby Cross. For Rose Marshall, life began when it ended. She has friends, a home, and a purpose in the strange twilight where she spends her afterlife. Sure, she's an urban legend who didn't live to see her eighteenth birthday, but she's had time to adapt, and while things could be better, she's pretty happy with her lot in death. At least until Bobby Cross--the man who killed her in the first place--plays his ultimate card in the hole, resulting in her untimely, unwanted resurrection. Suddenly breathing and worse, suddenly mortal, Rose must find a way to solve the riddle she never wanted to contend with: how does a living dead girl make it back to the ghostroads without actually dying? Her quest will make allies out of enemies and enemies out of allies as she runs from the lands of the living to the lands of the dead, trying to find a way safely home...and safely back to her grave.
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chaoticgoodhufflepuff
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#chillingphotochallenge #green

Give me all the ghost stories! 👻❤️👻

#TeamSlaughter #Scarathlon @Clwojick 1 point (224 total)

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chaoticgoodhufflepuff
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A much more solid story as Rose continues her fight back against Bobby Cross. With even more Greek mythology references!

A little predictable in some twists, but that doesn‘t take away at all from just how much I adore the lore creation.

Got real tired of Rose‘s whining, though. It felt like McGuire couldn‘t really decide if Rose is still 16 or if she‘s matured in the 60 years as a ghost. 🌕🌕🌕🌕🌑

Also! Is this set in the Incyptid universe?

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chaoticgoodhufflepuff
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Getting dessert done first, then I can concentrate on making dinner for family visiting from NYC!

#audiobaking

Nute It looks like something wonderful is happening! 🧁🍮🍨 3mo
chaoticgoodhufflepuff @Nute My deep dish brownies may take a while, but I like to think they‘re worth it! ❤️ (edited) 3mo
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MaleficentBookDragon
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I did not know this book existed. Now I have to fit into my TBR within the next three weeks. #bookdragonproblems

Avanders Ooooh 😍😍 5mo
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Kleonard
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I need to read more Seanan McGuire.

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rjsthumbelina
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This is my short list for #lmpbcround4 #lmpbc #round4 #groupq. I figured I would see if anyone in my group has a strong opinion about any of them, or have read any of them. @Beatlefan129 @Shadowfat @EliNeedsMoreShelves I'm tagging the one I think I am most interested in starting right now, but they are all on my TBR currently 🙃

Shadowfat I see it's the second in a series, have you read the first one? The one I tagged sounds the most interesting to me but I would read most of the others too. 12mo
rjsthumbelina Seanan McGuire is an auto-buy for me, so I own the first. But it also means I didn't research the book, other than reading the blurb, which makes no mention of it being a sequel! And I can't find my copy of the first one right now, which is irritating 😤 so I guess that one's out! Lol. @Shadowfat are there any on there you don't want me to pick? I would be happy to cross one off for you! 12mo
Beatlefan129 I think I‘d choose Here Lies Daniel Tate or There There, which is one of @EliNeedsMoreShelves ‘s suggestions (edited) 12mo
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EliNeedsMoreShelves I think I would be interested in any of them, but I agree with @Shadowfat that Church of Marvels sounds especially interesting. 12mo
Shadowfat Whatever you want to pick is fine! I was think about picking Crazy Rich Asians, The Spaceship Nextdoor or something else. I'm going on vacation today so I might pick something up to read for this along the way 😀 12mo
Shadowfat Also will we be writing in our books or using a journal? @rjsthumbelina @Beatlefan129 @EliNeedsMoreShelves 12mo
rjsthumbelina @Shadowfat I have already read Crazy rich Asians, but the other sounds interesting. I always just let people write in my books. But if you are uncomfortable with that for your book, I would say you can send a journal or whatever you would like us all to write in 😊 12mo
Shadowfat @rjsthumbelina I'm fine with writing in the book, I just wanted to check 😎 12mo
EliNeedsMoreShelves @Shadowfat @rjsthumbelina I am also just fine with everyone writing in the book. It's fun to have everyone's thoughts right on the page. 12mo
Shadowfat I got your book today @rjsthumbelina . I haven't had a chance to start mine yet, I'm way behind. Should I send mine off without reading it or read it quick? @EliNeedsMoreShelves @Beatlefan129 12mo
EliNeedsMoreShelves @Shadowfat I'm a bit behind as well - should be mailing by Thursday. I say go ahead & read if you think you can finish by the weekend. 12mo
Beatlefan129 I mailed mine off to @EliNeedsMoreShelves, it should have gotten there today 12mo
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Linsy
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12 hours down, 12 more to go! #24b4monday

I didn‘t know what to use for the #blairwitch prompt, so I went with an All-American ghost/witchy read.

This was my first Seanan McGuire, and it was fantastic! I particularly loved that she created a fast-paced story with a great ending in the middle of a series that leaves you hungry for more. 💚

#witchyreads #firsttoread #arc #screamathon

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Aaronlisa
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This was a 4.5 star read for me. I like how it‘s open ended enough for a third book while still be a complete story.

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Rudis
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The second novel in The Ghost Roads series was just as spellbinding as the first, and something I can see myself returning to over and over again. Rose‘s journey through the worlds of the living and the dead held my attention captive.

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Rudis
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Between gifts from a friend & buying three myself, I think my physical TBR has almost doubled in size. But so worth it! #bookhaul #blameitonlitsy

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jpmcwisemorgan
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American ghost stories and legends meet Greek mythology. Bobby Cross is up to some serious tricks in this one - he feels he‘s owed Rose because she‘s the one that got away. Rose begs to differ and goes to the ends of the earth to make it right, but not without a cost. Read Sparrow Hill Road and then this book. Pray for a third! (I received an ARC through First to Read).

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Y‘all! It might be hard to make out so you‘ll just have to trust me when I say these are some of the best passages in the book. Laura is a book hoarder!

LibrarianRyan The author was on twitter letting off steam after someone posted a digital copy on a free file sharing site. 1y
jpmcwisemorgan @LibrarianRyan Yes, and it was probably an ARC because the book hasn‘t been released yet. It‘s officially out tomorrow and it was posted online about a week before. It likely ruins any chance of making best seller lists now. 1y
LibrarianRyan @jpmcwisemorgan yep. That's what was in her thread. And someone made a comment about being unable to afford books which she didn't take any better. She had some great and very valid points. 1y
jpmcwisemorgan @LibrarianRyan I get not being able to buy books but there are so many options out there, which she mentions. I know people have small libraries - I grew up with one, but I also know that a lot of places do reciprocal cards and lending library types of things. 1y
LibrarianRyan @jpmcwisemorgan yep and most certified libraries have inter library loan. Let me correct that. All certified libraries have ILL. Forgot it's a new rule for LSTA $$ 1y
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jpmcwisemorgan
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Guess who‘s probably staying up late to read this so she can review it before the release date?

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Kleonard
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I‘ve never read a Seanan McGuire book before. Is this one a good place to start? #arc

emtobiasz I think this is a sequel to 1y
Kleonard @emtobiasz —Thank you! Now I know. Thank you so much. 1y
WeeWeegieBookworm It's the sequel to Sparrow Hill Road and set in the same universe as Discount Armageddon. Both great books 😁 enjoy 1y
Kleonard Thank you for clarifying! I need to also to pick up some of her Mira Grant books. 1y
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MichaelKwan
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(From an early review copy.) Big recommend for fantasy fans. Seanan McGuire returns to the ghostroads of America in a novel-length story of Rose Marshall, the Phantom Prom Date. It's a well-plotted return to her Sparrow Hill Road territory. Rose, the dead girl, has a problem. Her enemy has brought her back to life and now she has to figure out how to return to her unlife and get back to her friends and allies before meeting a worse second death.

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kyraleseberg
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In 1952, Rose Marshall set out for her prom and instead became an urban legend, known to most as the Girl in the Green Silk Gown or the Phantom Prom Date. 60 years later, she's still sweet 16 and hitchhiking her way across America, helping travelers get to their destination unharmed or holding their hand to guide them in to the twilight.
A thrilling ghost story of urban legend, greek mythology, and paranormal fantasy.

kyraleseberg Thanks to the publisher and NetGalley for providing an ARC in exchange for my honest review. 1y
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kyraleseberg
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Continuing to climb Mount #NetGalley with this #arc that I'm absolutely loving so far!

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kyraleseberg
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I like a book that includes a Bradbury reference in the first couple pages.