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Wilder Girls
Wilder Girls | Rory Power
"Wilder Girls is so sharp and packs so much emotion in such wise ways. I'm convinced we're about to witness the emergence of a major new literary star." --Jeff VanderMeer, author of the New York Times bestseller Annihilation A feminist Lord of the Flies about three best friends living in quarantine at their island boarding school, and the lengths they go to uncover the truth of their confinement when one disappears. This fresh, new debut is a mind-bending novel unlike anything you've read before. It's been eighteen months since the Raxter School for Girls was put under quarantine. Since the Tox hit and pulled Hetty's life out from under her. It started slow. First the teachers died one by one. Then it began to infect the students, turning their bodies strange and foreign. Now, cut off from the rest of the world and left to fend for themselves on their island home, the girls don't dare wander outside the school's fence, where the Tox has made the woods wild and dangerous. They wait for the cure they were promised as the Tox seeps into everything. But when Byatt goes missing, Hetty will do anything to find her, even if it means breaking quarantine and braving the horrors that lie beyond the fence. And when she does, Hetty learns that there's more to their story, to their life at Raxter, than she could have ever thought true. "Stunningly unique and with bold, atmospheric writing, Wilder Girls hooked me from the very first page. The eeriness of Raxter Island permeates every scene, and Rory Power's characters are fierce and honest, blazing from the pages. This is a groundbreaking speculative story--brutal and beautiful, raw and unflinching. I adored this book." --Emily Suvada, author of This Mortal Coil
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MrsV
Wilder Girls | Rory Power
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Diving into this one next! #NewYearWhoDis

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TheQuietQuill
Wilder Girls | Rory Power
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Went to Barnes and Noble during a snowstorm, because, why not?! 🤷🏻‍♀️ I picked Wilder Girls and I usually let my husband pick out a book for me and he went with Sorcery of Thorns. Can‘t wait to dive in to them soon

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Meaw_catlady
Wilder Girls | Rory Power
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1.
I have a pet tortoise
I hate doing karaoke
My favorite season is fall
2. The tagged book was wonderful. But there were many others!
3. I would like to meet the Doctor. Because that itself would be an adventure.
#litsylearn @Alora

Alora I‘m going to guess the lie is that you hate doing karaoke?! Thank you for playing!! 💜💜 6d
Meaw_catlady @Alora you‘re right !!!! I love it ! 🖤 6d
DaveGreen7777 I don‘t even have to guess! I know from your Instagram that you love Karaoke! 😂 🎤 🎶 6d
Meaw_catlady @DaveGreen7777 hahaha I always make it tooo easy!!! 6d
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BookishTrish
Wilder Girls | Rory Power
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Wasn‘t feeling Optic Nerve so bailed headlong into this one. I‘m feeling it. #snowday

ErinSueMreads I lovvvvved this book 7d
BookishTrish @ErinSueMreads so far me too! 7d
ErinSueMreads If you think about it let me know when you finish it! I'll be curious to hear what you think of the end 7d
Eggs Love that view ❄️ 7d
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LaraS
Wilder Girls | Rory Power
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There‘s something about a boarding school run amok that makes a great setting for almost any story.

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That-Bookish-Hiker
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It‘s been 18 months since the tox infected everyone and the Raxter School for Girls was put under quarantine.

I finished this book yesterday and sat in my thoughts after finishing. Despite not answering a lot of my questions and kind of still feel like I needed more about the characters past to know them and understand their decisions. But o realized that didn‘t matter and I really enjoyed this story and the way the author wrote it.
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Meaw_catlady I loved this so much!!! I think the not knowing kind of works ! 2w
That-Bookish-Hiker @Meaw_catlady I agree! After marinating in the story for a day I like the fact that it left a lot of unanswered questions. Also the girls were written well because it doesn‘t matter who they were before the Tox since their entire lives were different from that moment. 2w
Meaw_catlady @That-Bookish-Hiker Yes ! I agree! 💚 2w
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sebrittainclark
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Pickpick

4/5

I really enjoyed this book about a girls' boarding school being quarantined on its isolated Maine island. It's exactly the kind of horror I enjoy; though, I was definitely left with almost as many questions as I had answers.

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LaraS
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What a great dedication.

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Krystle13
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2 Book Boxes Arrived today!!! Wooohooo
Wilder Girls & The rest of the story

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BillBlume
Wilder Girls | Rory Power
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It‘s tough to do much reading while trying to get a lot of writing done. Audiobooks and some graphic novels helped me break past my reading goal for last year. I was aiming to read 36 books, but I made it to 46. WILDER GIRLS was my favorite read of 2019.

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Victoriahoperose
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Panpan

Last book of 2019 and it was a pan for me (much like this whole year, lol). I think for me, if I read a book in the dystopian genre, it really has to stand apart from all the other books that have come out in an influx since The Hunger Games and this just didn‘t do it for me. It was too similar to The Maze Runner, in my opinion. It started out good, but didn‘t keep up the pace and I was happy to see it end.

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Hooked_on_books
Wilder Girls | Rory Power
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Mehso-so

Odd symptoms develop amongst the girls at a remote Maine boarding school, prompting a quarantine. Fear reigns as the situation devolves. This was a fun YA horror but the ending was weak and the parallel plot lines had some holes. I think Power is a promising author and I look forward to seeing what she does next.

MariettaSG Helpful review 3w
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sebrittainclark
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1. Wilder Girls by Rory Power, June Boys by Court Stevens, and Clean Code by Robert C. Martin

2. Most likely one of the three I'm reading now.

3. I didn't meet any of my original goals for the year, but I did stop focusing on what I feel like I should read and instead read what I wanted to read.

#weekendreads @rachelsbrittain

Tracey3 1. Leaving Time by Jodi Picoult 2. The Couple Next Door by Shari Lapena 3. I am most proud of the fact that I genuinely renewed my interest in reading by making time for myself. I did this despite the fact that I started a new teaching job after leaving the school in which I worked for twenty years. (edited) 3w
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Kharp
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Mehso-so

Thought the story line was a little on the boring side! All the characters were cute, just left me wanting more intense content! The cover is great though. So beautiful!

kellyann28 Ooh I totally agree! This book was a major disappointment for me! 1mo
Kharp It had all this build up in the beginning. For the ending to just be blah! @kellyann28 1mo
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SkeletonKey
Wilder Girls | Rory Power
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I was going to try to wait to start a new book until I could pick up my hold for the second Shades of Magic book today, but I accidentally started this one and now I can‘t stop.

Meaw_catlady I couldn‘t stop when I started that one either!! 1mo
Clare-Dragonfly It‘s so good! 1mo
SkeletonKey @Meaw_catlady - I must find out what‘s going oooonnnm! 1mo
SkeletonKey @Clare-Dragonfly - Agreed! 1mo
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mandabanana
Wilder Girls | Rory Power

I don‘t think she‘s gonna make a sequel so can someone write me one or an epilogue or something

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Creadnorthey
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Mehso-so

Three quarters of this book deserves 5 stars, but how quickly I realized in the last quarter that I am not an adolescent girl- Tox or no Tox. The finale is such a blood pumping resolution one almost forgets that our “hero” Hetty abandons her fellow classmates as she makes her way off island avoiding killer jets... bit too much adolescent grrrrrrl in a global warming world for me. My daughter is tisk-tisking me- fuddy-duddy dad award on its way.

ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled Agreed. I just had too many questions while reading this book and it got more and more implausible as things progressed. 1mo
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mandabanana
Wilder Girls | Rory Power

If anyone has read The Forest of Hands and Teeth, this book gives me SERIOUS vibes and I LOVE IT.

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mandabanana
Wilder Girls | Rory Power

Behind on reading this but LET‘S GET IT. I just finished a happy book so I have room in my mind now for this.

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sophierayton
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Pickpick

I thought this book was rather clever, interesting and original. There are lots of questions and not many answers but somehow that's ok. The cover to this book is one of the best I've ever seen.

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Curly_Caffeinated_Reader
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Some of the books I got at target. Hey buy 3 get 1 free. So I got 6 🤷🏻‍♀️

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ajewel7
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Mehso-so

I have mixed feelings regarding this book. I really loved how different this book is. The cover is stunning. I enjoyed the characters but I wanted more. The creepy factor was there but again I wanted more. The ending felt rushed I wanted more. So the theme of my review is more. Hehe I did rate it 3.5 stars. 😊

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canwetalkaboutaudiobooks
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MY RATING⇢4 STARS | GRADE B+
FEATURING⇢
The Tox
Possibly Apocalyptic
Quarantined Island
Dark Academia - All-Girls School
A Splash of Girl 2 Girl Romance
Horror-if-ic Body-Altering
See My Review Here⇢ https://leahsbookishobsession2.blogspot.com/2019/11/wilder-girls-by-rory-power.h... MORE BELOW IN COMMENTS...

canwetalkaboutaudiobooks Wilder Girls is quite different from anything else I've ever read. The premise alone, an apocalyptic type virus affecting the entire island, not just the school, but also the wildlife, in fantastically bizarre manners. Added to that, the almost magnetic writing that sets it apart from other Dark Academia out there. 2mo
veritysalter Sounds very intriguing, I‘ve stacked it 📚 2mo
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RiaWritten
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Pickpick

This book was utterly gripping with fascinating characters. Still not sure how I feel about the ending but the writing itself made it a pick for me.

Caterina LOVE the sweet pupper snuggles 😍 2mo
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Aimeesue
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This book is a lot darker than I thought it would be, and not just because it's set on an island in Maine in the fall. Brrrrrr.

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LizzieLou
Wilder Girls | Rory Power
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So creepy and a bit gory plus some horrific humans-turned-monsters. One of those Sheryl Jackson-esque horrors where you don't quite get everything wrapped up for you. It's unsettling but thought-provoking, this book will stay with you for a while after you finish. Great character development, amazing world building (wear a sweater, it'll make you cold) and a riveting play on the quarantine trope.

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Nute
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#Movember - Girl Gone Wild: I don‘t know if I‘m interested in this book, but I really like the cover. This book “celebrates the resilience of girls and the earthshaking power of their friendships.” It‘s also described as eerie - I don‘t know why? Hmm...I guess that I‘m interested now.

Megabooks I‘m interested too, but I‘ve heard it‘s gory. Kind of like a female lord of the flies. Hmmm... Nice choice! 3mo
Linsy Crazy cover! 💚 3mo
Nute @Megabooks Lord of the Flies with girl power, I just might be scared of that reality!😳 2mo
Nute @Linsy It‘s cool isn‘t it? I think that it might tie into the story...‘girl comes undone out there somewhere in the wilderness.‘ (edited) 2mo
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OutsmartYourShelf
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Mehso-so

I had high hopes in the first half, but I think the plot loses its way in the second half. I expected something darker & more menacing for the conclusion tbh, & I feel as if things weren‘t adequately explained. Love the cover though. 3⭐️

TW: violence, animal deaths, illness, & mention of self-harm.

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overtheedge
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With so many differing reviews, I am really enjoying this book. The friendship between Hetty and Byatt. Raxter Island, where they send those with The Tox, seems believable and so eerie. LGBT +, feminist and bold, these ladies take control of their futures. I hope they suceed.....
#teamslaughter #scarathon @Clwojick

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Pattyisbooked
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Bailedbailed

I wasn‘t into this read at all. After 60 pages I decided to stop trying to love something that wasn‘t for me

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Pattyisbooked
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Has anyone read this yet? Does it get better? I‘m at 43 and not really feeling it

Capricious.Nite.Owl I liked it. It was different. It reminded me of the book Lord of the Flies a little. 3mo
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SassenachTheBookWizard
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I can sort of see why people are loving or hating this book. I felt frantic and panicked for most of this but I think it influenced my experience of reading really well. I trusted no one and I props the author as a debut for being like “let's just kill everyone!“ none of this “magic/science loophole to bring everyone back to life“ crap. Just kill everyone! I mean it's been compared to Lord of the Flies so...

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Dcueto
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This looks great

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SassenachTheBookWizard
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Slight pause reading Wilder Girls to watch part 3 of Shane Dawson and Jeffree Star's series

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BookwormAHN
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I really enjoyed this book. It's about the remaining girls at an all girls boarding school who are under quarantine after the whole island is infected with a strange virus 💊
#Scarathlon #TeamStoker @TheReadingMermaid

ju.ca.no Great cover too! 3mo
TheReadingMermaid 🧟‍♀️ 3mo
Mimi28 Oooooo!! Stacked!! Thanks!! 👍🏽👍🏽😎😎❤️❤️ 3mo
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Nitpickyabouttrains
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This was my first prep book for #yallfest this year. I liked it a lot. Creepy and tonal. It released information slowly and built tension well. A group of girls gets sick/powers and live in isolation.

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Eggbeater
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Pickpick

This was a unique and violent book. The characters were very human. Reese was like an abusive boyfriend. I liked the fact that I didn't like her. I wish the ending had more closure. There has to be a sequel in the works, right? Right? Apparently not.

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LiteraryIri
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Mehso-so

So let's talk about wilder girls!
It was a book, amazingly put together and yet not quite up to my expectations. Maybe more than half of it was really slow for me. I didn't like how NOTHING significant was happening. The back stories and the depth were somwhow lacking as well as the relationships. However the story picked up its pace eventually. I enjoyed the Byatt side story a lot. I recommend to people who have patience to get past half of it.

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Addison_Reads
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Book 2 finished for #screamathon. 🎃 @4thhouseontheleft

This was almost a so-so because the end felt disjointed and unfinished. However, the rest of the story was creepy and unique, so for that it's a pick. I loved that almost all of the characters were female too.

I love the cover art on this one too. It's amazing!

Caroline2 Such a cool cover! 😯 4mo
4thhouseontheleft You're on a roll! That cover art is very cool. 4mo
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juls29
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I give Wilder Girls by Rory Power a rating of 4 stars. I really enjoyed the story about the Tox. But there were a few things that slowed down my reading like the author‘s writing style.

Read my full review at www.juliareviewsthings.com/home/wilder-girls-by-rory-power-review

Leftcoastzen Welcome to Litsy!📚 4mo
CoffeeNBooks Welcome to Litsy! 📚 4mo
BillBlume I loved this book. WILDER GIRLS is probably my fav of 2019, so far. I was lucky in that I went into it after seeing other people‘s gripes about the ending not resolving a lot. 3mo
juls29 @BillBlume it was very good and I thought it was very unique. I‘ve never read anything like it. 3mo
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TheLibrarian
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mcipher Ooooh, this is such a creepy pretty one! 4mo
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CBee
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Mehso-so

I admit the cover is what got me at first - it‘s very Dali-esque. But, the book felt disjointed, and the ending was very abrupt with a boatload of unanswered questions. Kudos for the abundance of girl power and the portrayal of strong, fierce women. I finished it, but barely. 🤷‍♀️

Book_ish Ha! Boatload 🤣 4mo
CBee @Book_ish apropo considering the book is set on an island 😂 4mo
Book_ish Just finished this two days ago and I felt exactly the same as you 4mo
CBee @Book_ish I‘ve seen folks who really love it, those who really hate it, and the ones in between. It just didn‘t hold my interest and felt really unfinished, you know? 4mo
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Book_Fairy_Mary
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Umm, yes! Wilder Girls was a fascinating ride I do not regret taking.

Kayla.Adriena Love your fall decor! 4mo
Book_Fairy_Mary @Kayla.Adriena thank you! 😊 4mo
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Eggbeater
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Gissy I heard the book is so so but I still want to read it and this cover is amazing!😍 4mo
sudi Good pick and that cover looks stunning 😍 4mo
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ReadingSusan
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Mehso-so

This was an interesting and different book. And what a fabulous cover. But if you want a wrapped ending this isn‘t it. I hope this is a stand alone book though.

BillBlume I‘ve heard the author said it‘s a stand-alone. In the long run, probably better that way. 4mo
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Naj
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#7days7covers #covercrush Day 4

@cjk would you like to play? Post a book cover you love each day for seven days, no explanations needed, and tag a new litten everyday.

GatheringBooks i agree that this one is gorgeous! i was very tempted to get this while i was in nashville mainly bec of the cover 4mo
cjk Absolutely! Thanks for the tag! 😊 4mo
Naj @GatheringBooks yes! I want to read this only because of the cover. 4mo
Naj @cjk you're welcome 😊 4mo
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xxjenadanxx
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Mehso-so

...I'm confused. Where is the rest of the book? Is there a sequel planned or did the publisher accidentally print and release it without the last eight chapters? Is this a choose your own ending story and we just have to make it up? We may never know. This one has so much going for it, great plot, well built characters, original ideas and a beautiful cover - not to mention the hype! Then it just fizzled out into nothing at the "end". Whyyyy?!

Lovesbooks87 Felt the same way! 4mo
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Book_Fairy_Mary
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Pumpkin spice latte, glazed donut, and some quality reading time ❤️

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Book_ish
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Day 1: Well this one was easy @Simona because it‘s the book I am reading right now and one of the most gorgeous covers I have ever seen! #7days7covers

No explanations needed just post some of your favorite covers and tag someone who you would like to join in the fun! Today I‘m tagging @Megabooks #7covers7days #covercrush

Simona Indeed, beautiful cover❣️ 4mo
Megabooks Love this cover! I‘m on Day 5 when I post today, and I‘ll tag you! Thanks for think of me! 💙💙 4mo
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Pearrr
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📚: ⭐️⭐️⭐️

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