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Sawkill Girls ()
Sawkill Girls () | Claire Legrand
Reader, hang on for dear life. Sawkill Girls is a wild, gorgeous, and rich coming-of-age story about complicity, female camaraderie, and power. Sarah Gailey, author of River of Teeth An eerie, atmospheric assertion of female strength. Mindy McGinnis, author of The Female of the Species Fans of Victoria Schwab, Nova Ren Suma, and Netflixs hit show Stranger Things will crave this frightening stand-alone contemporary teen horror novel about three girls who take on an insidious monster that preys upon young women. Who are the Sawkill Girls? Marion: The newbie. Awkward and plain, steady and dependable. Weighed down by tragedy and hungry for love shes sure shell never find. Zoey: The pariah. Luckless and lonely, hurting but hiding it. Aching with grief and dreaming of vanished girls. Maybe shes brokenor maybe everyone else is. Val: The queen bee. Gorgeous and privileged, ruthless and regal. Words like silk and eyes like knives; a heart made of secrets and a mouth full of lies. Their stories come together on the island of Sawkill Rock, where gleaming horses graze in rolling pastures and cold waves crash against black cliffs. Where kids whisper the legend of an insidious monster at parties and around campfires. Where girls have been disappearing for decades, stolen away by a ravenous evil no one has dared to fightuntil now.
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jen_hayes7
Sawkill Girls | Claire Legrand
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Huey‘s keeping me company while I read this eery, slightly scary, story. #huey #catsoflitsy #readharder2022

peanutnine 😻😻😻 1w
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sebrittainclark
Sawkill Girls | Claire Legrand
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#LetterS recs:

Sawkill Girls by Claire Legrand
Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo
Sorrowland by Rivers Solomon
Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor

#AlphabetGame @alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

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Rachiiebookdragon
Sawkill Girls | Claire Legrand
Pickpick

An odd but intriguing book. Read for #PopSugarReadingChallenge2021 3.75/5 My final book for the challenge 🙌🏻😍🤩🥳

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tracey38
Sawkill Girls | Claire Legrand
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Pickpick

Ok, now I'm all caught up! Finishwd this on today. While at first I didn't think I'd like this book, didn't really like the characters, and felt it may have been a bit too long, this book did end up being good and again, like most of this month's reads, very creepy. Downright scary at times. Another book recommended during this time of year.

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TheBiasedBibliophile
Sawkill Girls | Claire Legrand
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Mehso-so

The mystery aspect of the novel really kept my attention throughout the whole story. Overall, the characters were pretty likeable, but I felt like their dynamics with one another was what made the novel truly stand out. Despite the alternating POVs, I felt like each character was unique and distinct. I highly recommend it to anyone who also appreciates aspects of fantasy within horror!

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ShyBookOwl
Sawkill Girls | Claire Legrand
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EVERYONE KNOWS ABOUT THE ISLAND of Sawkill Rock: The silly old legends of its healing waters, which are impossible to altogether dismiss when one considers the people of Sawkill themselves—their hard white teeth and supple limbs.

#firstlinefridays

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GondorGirl
Sawkill Girls | Claire Legrand
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Atmospheric suspense? ✔
Eldrich monsters? ✔
Girls finding their power? ✔
Sentient island? ✔
Generation old curses? ✔
Secret societies? ✔

This was an incredibly good, but fucked up book. You should totally read it. 😁

dylanisreading I really liked this one! 1y
Daisey Interesting review! 1y
Branwen This is the book that made me fall in love with Claire Legrand! I read all her work now! She's amazing! She writes fierce, chaotic female characters so well! 1y
GondorGirl @Branwen I've not read anything else by her, but I'm going to have to now! 1y
ShyBookOwl Just started it! Great pic, btw 14mo
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GondorGirl
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GondorGirl
Sawkill Girls | Claire Legrand
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My reading buddies have fallen asleep on the job.

#CatsOfLitsy

wanderinglynn Aw, so cute! ❤️🐱 1y
Minimalgrl 🥰🥰🥰 1y
BookNAround Precious reading buddies! 1y
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GondorGirl
Sawkill Girls | Claire Legrand
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I was in the mood for something a little darker, so this evening I'm sitting on the porch and starting 'Sawkill Girls'. I bought it ages ago because the cover was so haunting, but then was never in the mood to read it. 50 pages in and I'm hooked!

tjwill I also bought this book and still haven‘t got around to it. It‘s always good to see positive thoughts about books I do plan to read! 1y
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dylanisreading
Sawkill Girls | Claire Legrand
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Pickpick

I loved this. It pretty much has everything I like in YA: a horrific monster, young women claiming their power, the setting as a character, sisterhood, female friendship, weird nature things happening, feminism, and queer rep. So of course I quickly gobbled it up. That being said, it's not a perfect novel; sometimes the teen characters communicate with each other in a way that didn't seem believable for Gen Zers, but I easily overlooked that. 👇

dylanisreading If you like YA horror with a powerful sense of place and atmosphere, I definitely recommend picking this up. TW/CW for child abuse, harm to children, animal death, threat of rape, racism, and sexism/misogyny. 1y
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dylanisreading
Sawkill Girls | Claire Legrand
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One of my current reads. It was a birthday gift from a friend, and it has sucked me in. (Please ignore my blindingly pale legs. 🤣)

#dogsoflitsy

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MizzGraham
Sawkill Girls | Claire Legrand
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Pickpick

This book was just the right amount of weird and creepy for me! Monsters, Lore, ominous vibes! Fantastic job by Claire Legrand!

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FantasyChick
Sawkill Girls | Claire Legrand
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Pickpick

Finished earlier than expected but it was a bit hard to put down.

Ancient evil, urban legends, missing girls and strong willed young women looking to solve the mystery and save their small town. Add in some LGBTQIA rep and a bit of prophecy and you've got a pretty compelling read.

I will admit that I liked Legrand's Emperium Trilogy more, but this is wholly enjoyable

2♦️: Romance

#bookspinbingo #TBRDeckofCards @TheAromaofBooks @Clwojick

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 2y
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Eggbeater
Sawkill Girls | Claire Legrand
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I was impressed with this book. Not only was it creepy and decently plotted horror, but I appreciated the realistic representation of an asexual character and her resulting experiences. I don't see that a lot and this particular character was phenomenal and fierce. The story was complicated in a good way and I loved the characters.

Bette I was impressed as well. It was honestly creepy. 😬👍 2y
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Kryckett
Sawkill Girls | Claire Legrand
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Mehso-so

Between a so-so and a pick. I enjoyed it enough to plow through it ... but the plot just moved SO fast, it all felt rushed. It was all too quick to even be truly suspenseful ... too much reveal too early on. That said, I did enjoy all three of the girls, and who doesn‘t love it when the angry misogynists lose?

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Vic192
Sawkill Girls | Claire Legrand
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Pickpick

Overall I was pretty happy with this books ability to give me the creeps. As well as delighted with the representation shown by a asexual, black, fat, and queer main characters. My only critique is I feel that Marion could be a bit more rounded out and is currently a little too defined by her reactions to the others. Otherwise it is definitely a book I would recommend to any Horror lover!

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tholmz
Sawkill Girls | Claire Legrand
Pickpick

I wanted to read a spooky book during October for once and this one was fun!

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erank58
Sawkill Girls | Claire Legrand
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Mehso-so

A total of 216 points between reading and Halloween Netflix-ing for #teamslaughter this weekend! I'm happy to FINALLY be finding time to participate ? #scarathalon #gothtober #thrilloween

This started off creepy and atmospheric but then turned a bit gimmicky, and I didn't like how the "ravenous evil" described in the blurb was almost fully revealed early on. Overall though, it's still a solid YA worth checking out! @Clwojick

Clwojick Awesome! Go #TeamSlaughter!! 🎃🖤👻🎉🔥🔪 2y
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Addison_Reads
Sawkill Girls | Claire Legrand
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Mehso-so

I had high hopes for this one, but it ended up just being okay for me. I can't really pinpoint why I didn't enjoy it more either. I loved the idea of this one more than the execution I guess.

#BookSpinBingo @TheAromaofBooks
#Scarathon2020 #TeamHarkness @StayCurious (16pts)
#Screamathon @4thhouseontheleft

TheAromaofBooks Sometimes a book just doesn't hit the magic spot! 2y
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Andrea4
Sawkill Girls | Claire Legrand
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Pickpick

Kept me entertained on long runs (2hrs!) & honestly a little creeped out when said runs took place on early dark mornings!
It felt a little young but I love a good supernatural story with powerful female leads AND, wait, not everyone is STRAIGHT!?? Hells to the yes! I'd love a series or better yet a graphic novels series!
Also, strange book and Latin. 'Nuff said @llwheeler

llwheeler 😃 2y
Sace 2 hour runs? 😳😳😳🙌 I don't think I could even walk for two hours (and I love my walks!) 2y
Andrea4 @Sace hahaha...it was sorta by accident. And sorta cuz I hate ending on not a nice, rounded time 🤣 2y
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Andrea4
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#weekendreads @runswithscissors007
1) the Iliad, Shakespeare for Squirrels, Sawkill Girls
2) I think The Gunners makes that list.
3) sweater weather, hikes in fall foliage, hot drinks, being wrapped up in my man's arms...I know, it said "thing" but oh well!

@rachelsbrittain

runswithscissors007 The Iliad and Shakespeare for squirrels 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂 2y
Andrea4 @runswithscissors007 sometimes you gotta do the classics and sometimes you need to poke a little fun at them 🤣 2y
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Twainy
Sawkill Girls | Claire Legrand
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So Audible is having a $5 sale. I‘ve narrowed my list from 36 to 16. Has anyone read or listened to any of these books? Are there any books you feel strongly about? Good or bad? I really need help. If only I didn‘t have a book problem. 😭

wanderinglynn Ooh, thanks for letting us know. Off to Audible! 😉😂 2y
Twainy @wanderinglynn I was hoping that someone would have read some of these that could help me out. The 1st day of the sale I walked away because narrowing down my final choices was going to take a day too long. This sale is killing me. 😫😆 2y
wanderinglynn Sorry, I haven‘t read any of these. But maybe someone else has. @Clwojick you read a ton. Have you read any of these? 2y
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Clwojick Somehow, I haven‘t read a single one of these. 2y
Twainy @Clwojick it‘s one of the few times Audible has had so many dark books that I don‘t have. Happy Sunday! 2y
Reggie Ohhh no, I was too late. Lol, but next time get Gone South by McCammon. It‘s good. 2y
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DustyPages
Sawkill Girls | Claire Legrand
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This was another DNF I gave a second chance and really did end up enjoying! This was weird and pretty odd but in the end it was a wild ride of a book that was queer and gorey and definitely something right up my alley!

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sherryvdh
Sawkill Girls | Claire Legrand
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#audiobaking this afternoon. Banana loaf is a favorite with my husband and my boys. I threw in some pecans and chocolate chips this time around. I'm enjoying this audio so far. The plot is very engrossing, the narration is just ok in my opinion.

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AUDIOBOOKINGWITHLEAH
Sawkill Girls | Claire Legrand
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Mehso-so

Between a Pick and a So-So.
BOOK TAGS⇣
⤏ NEW ENGLAND ISLAND STEEPED IN LEGEND
⤏ MYSTERIOUS DISAPPEARANCES
⤏ CREEPILY ATMOSPHERIC
⤏ GIRLS LOVING GIRLS --WITH A SAPHIC SEX SCENE
⤏ DIVERSE AND TIMELY
⤏ YA-ISH
Started out strong...but then got a little too crazy for me.
https://leahsbookishobsession2.blogspot.com/2020/05/audiobook-review-sawkill-gir...

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Lizpixie
Sawkill Girls | Claire Legrand
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Finished the #Winter section of #Booked2020
#MillenialAuthor - Sawkill Girls
#HatOnCover - Lady-In-Waiting
#LiveAndLearn - The Monster Of Florence
#SetInHollywood - Angels Flight
#CoverCrush - Come Tumbling Down
#FinishInADay - One Of Us Is Next

Moving on now to #Spring

Cinfhen Woohoo 🎉 way to go!!!! I‘m recording this as your official entry 🥳🥳🥳 3y
BarbaraTheBibliophage Great job!! 3y
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ChasingOm
Sawkill Girls | Claire Legrand
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The legislative session ended at 1:30 am yesterday and I am taking a week off before jumping into campaign mode. My parents‘ dog, Rusty, is modeling my activities for most of the day. 😂

However, I did crack this book open and devoured the whole thing in a day. My reading desires have been tilting less YA recently, which is a bummer because my husband has filled my shelves the last few years, lol, but this one was just creepy enough. 😄

RainyDayReading I‘m in the same boat with YA. I‘m reading less and less of it which is unfortunate considering I have a full bookcase of unread YA 😪 3y
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rachelsbrittain
Sawkill Girls | Claire Legrand
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When you're moving and you have a bit of a "book problem"

TheBookStacker Moving is the worst in general but then it‘s even worse because I have so many books lol 3y
Crazeedi I've done this so many times, thank goodness I hope to not do again 3y
rachelsbrittain @TheBookStacker @Crazeedi trying to figure out how to pack a few books in each box so there wouldn't be any 500lb boxes was a but of a nightmare-- and I still have some more books I'll need to bring on my next trip home 🙈 3y
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Crazeedi @rachelsbrittain that's always the issue, book boxes weigh a TON!!! 3y
Hooked_on_books What‘s the problem? Not enough books? 😆 When I‘ve moved with movers they get visibly upset when they see all my book boxes. Plus I‘ve also moved them all myself. It‘s a labor of love! 3y
TheAromaofBooks When I was moving I actually bought a bunch of plastic crates for the books - sturdy, with handles! 3y
JackOBotts More like a “book blessing” 😉👍🏼 3y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I hope I never move again!! 📚📚📚 3y
rachelsbrittain @Crazeedi so true 😅 that's why I tried to divvy them up in boxes, with only a few books in each 3y
rachelsbrittain @Hooked_on_books haha right?? Clearly I need more! I moved them all myself into a second floor apartment so it was quite a labor of love 😂 3y
rachelsbrittain @TheAromaofBooks that's a clever way to handle it! 3y
rachelsbrittain @JackOBotts you get it 😉😂 3y
rachelsbrittain @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I completely feel that! It's a lot of work-- especially for book people 😂😂 3y
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ladym30
Sawkill Girls | Claire Legrand
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Started this and cannot put it down!

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Mleanne
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Head start on my February pick for #yearofepicreads

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Lizpixie
Sawkill Girls | Claire Legrand
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My #JumpStart2020 roundup is 6 books finished & 3 books started. Didn‘t hit my goal of 10 books but I had fun and got a few books finished & that‘s all that matters really. How did you guys finish? Did you meet your goals? Did you have fun? And did it help to jump start your reading year?

Lizpixie Oops. Forgot to add the audio of The Outsider by Stephen King which I‘ve also started! 3y
Clwojick Way to go! Crushed it! 🔥 3y
TheAromaofBooks Great work!! This was a super fun way to start the new year!! 3y
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Lizpixie
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Bk6 of #JumpStart2020 is done, just under the wire! I got through a few chapters of Say Nothing but realised I needed a break from NF, so picked this up from my #StartedTBR pile & finished it in 5hrs. It turned into a gripping supernatural thriller & was awesome. Highly recommend.🙌 #Booked2020 #MillennialAuthor #LitsyAtoZ2020 #LetterL #PopSugar20 #PassesTheBechdelTest #MemoirsAndMysteries #Supernatural #JennyIs30 #LGBTQRomance #MountTBR2020👇👇

BarbaraTheBibliophage Wowza! The prompt completion excellence here! 📚♥️👊🏻 3y
Clwojick Way to go! You did amazing! ♥️ 3y
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That-Bookish-Hiker
Sawkill Girls | Claire Legrand
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“Beware of the woods and the dark, dank deep. He‘ll follow you home, and he won‘t let you sleep.”

This book was so fantastically creepy and thrilling. The story jumps from page one, throwing you onto the island and in the lives of three random (or are they?) girls who‘s lives connect. I couldn‘t put this book down but had to so I could celebrate New Years Eve. The nerve of really life interfering.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

ChasingOm I got this for Christmas! Can‘t decide if I want to save it for October or not, lol. 3y
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That-Bookish-Hiker
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“What I‘m saying is that girls hunger. And we‘re taught, from the moment our brains can take it, that there isn‘t enough food for us all.”

So true.

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Shay1097
Sawkill Girls | Claire Legrand
Pickpick

THIS WAS AMAZING!! I am shook at how great this book was, I went in with lo lowish expectations because of how hyped up this book was, but I was blown away. This was a dark, twisty and scary but also full of sisterly love and romance. This was a book of BADASS women, this book is for women, and about women! In their dark moment and strong moments and soft and dark and every moment in between. You have to read this!!!

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BookDragonNotWorm
Sawkill Girls | Claire Legrand
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I usually like my fiction realistic - nothing more sci-fi than Jurassic Park, no fantasy or supernatural. While this book was obviously not at all what I expected, there was no denying that it was really good!!! This super talented author might bring me over to the dark side!

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Tiltedwhirled
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This book was angsty and hormonal and a little gory in places and I basically loved it. The author takes several tropes— a witch with a familiar, a secret cult dedicated to protecting the world steeped in “ancient wisdom” and run entirely by men and the sacrifice of a young woman— and turns them@on their head. In this book the women save themselves and that is the best.

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DaniRey
Sawkill Girls | Claire Legrand
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Mehso-so

Hard to look at moths the same way again. I read this book purely for the fact that it‘s one of the few with an asexual character. Kudos to Claire for that! I loved the girl power aspects and the misogynistic group being torn down— but the whole first half confused me too much. It ended up reminding me a lot of It. First half was a ⭐️⭐️, overall ⭐️⭐️⭐️. LGBTQIA YA horror.

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Chrissyreadit
Sawkill Girls | Claire Legrand
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My before- @BookwormAHN the picture does not do the wrapping justice 😍👏🙌 #allhallowsreadswap

BookwormAHN Thank you 👻 3y
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BookishGirl06
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Panpan

Just finished this. It was ok but I just didn‘t really get into it. I feel like some parts were weird and a bit confusing.

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BookishGirl06
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Started this tonight. Looking forward to reading it.

Linsy Love that cover! 😍 3y
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MidnightBookGirl
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Almost done with this creepy tale. #TeamSlaughter #scarathalon @Clwojick

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Kar2b
Sawkill Girls | Claire Legrand
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Pickpick

Perfect read for Halloween. Creepy AF read... gave me strange dreams, but solidly written with strong female characters.

Am I the only one who heard Sean Connery‘s voice every time I read, “The Rock”? 🤣

Solid 4 stars from me.

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Nessavamusic
Sawkill Girls | Claire Legrand
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This was an enjoyable YA horror novel. Lots of girl power, though it starts as a typical high school drama, it goes deeper than that. The audio is done well. 3 points for #scarathon #TeamStoker
@TheReadingMermaid

BeansPage 🧟‍♀️ 3y
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That-Bookish-Hiker
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EricaReads
Sawkill Girls | Claire Legrand
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I didn‘t know anything about this book going into it, and was unexpectedly delighted! Scary and weird and hard to put down!