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The Babysitters Coven
The Babysitters Coven | Kate M. Williams
After new student Cassandra Heaven joins seventeen-year-old Esme Pearl's babysitters club, the girls learn that being a babysitter really means a heroic lineage of superpowers, magic rituals, and saving the innocent from evil.
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Avanders
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Oooh @mcipher what an amazing #BasicWitchSwap #bws package!! I absolutely adore everything!! The books are perfect selections & I can‘t wait to read them! The candies: so yummy; the 🍄 lip balm is too cute; the little tray is perfect for my ring and hair clips; the pin is 🤩; that card game sounds right up my alley; & the teas smell delish! And that candle!!! Amazing 😍🥰🖤 Thank you so much!!
🔮💜🪄🖤🧙🏽‍♀️♥️

Avanders And thanks to @sprainedbrain for hosting such a fun swap again! 😘♥️ 3mo
5feet.of.fury The candle is gorgeous! 3mo
mcipher Oh I‘m so glad you liked it!!! Our Crooked Hearts blew my mind, I loved it so much. I hope you feel the same way!! 3mo
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sprainedbrain This is awesome! ❤️ 3mo
UwannaPublishme Wow! ❤️ 3mo
Avanders @5feet.of.fury isn‘t it though?! 😍 @mcipher ooooh I can‘t wait to read it!! 😄 @sprainedbrain @UwannaPublishme 🥰🥰♥️ 3mo
Chrissyreadit 😍😍😍 3mo
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Shievad
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Fun YA supernatural book.

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Eggbeater
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Mehso-so

This book borrowed shamelessly from "Buffy, the Vampire Slayer" and was written a little "young" for me. It had some humorous parts, but overall, it struck me as unoriginal. I liked the dog.

2nd book read for #NovelNovember #readathon @Andrew65

Andrew65 Great 👏👏👏 1y
LostInSpace I enjoyed this but felt the same - in my review I wrote that overall it felt quite childish, the dog was the best bit for me too 🤣 1y
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kimmypete1
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Mehso-so

I dug the 90‘s vibe, but overall it was just ok for me.

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LostInSpace
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Pickpick

This was a fun read, and the cover is super cool.

I wasn‘t bowled over by the story and some of it felt quite childish, however I enjoyed it enough for a quick and easy read whilst caring for a picklebutt newborn 😍🖤

BookwormM Your reading companion is a little cutie 🥰 1y
ElizaMarie I have to agree, this reading companion of yours just takes the shine! Also... that book looks interesting. I might try to find it on Libby :) 1y
Reggie I love how sometimes they look like old people. Sooo cute! 1y
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Cathythoughts This is your new baby ❤️❤️❤️❤️ oh how adorable.. you must be over the moon 🥰 1y
LostInSpace @Cathythoughts yeah he‘s nearly 3 weeks old, absolutely flown by! 🖤😍 1y
Cathythoughts What did you call him 1y
LostInSpace @Cathythoughts Ethan Thomas ☺️ 1y
Cathythoughts Beautiful 😍😍😍 I hope we see more pics of Ethan Thomas in the future 💫… ( my daughter is due in January… happy days ❤️) 1y
bthegood He is beautiful 🐣 1y
LostInSpace @Cathythoughts congrats to you and your daughter, babies are the best! 🖤 1y
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Annie1215
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Pickpick

I loved this one! What can I say, I love some witchy shit 🤷🏼‍♀️

Is this a TV show or movie? It would be a great one. I may have to check out the rest of the series.

Another #bookspinbingo book

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 2y
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allureofbeauty
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I found this on my walk in a little free library. This cover is so pretty, I love it. Has anyone read it?

#littlefreelibrary #littlefreelibraries #thebabysitterscoven #katewilliams #youngadult #ya #walk #exercise #flowers #witches

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ripley_reads
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mrozzz
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Reminded of Stranger Things & My Best Friend‘s Exorcism, I knew that Williams had written something special. Esme is an average teenager trying to earn money through a babysitting business established with her best friend. They have a monopoly on the best families so the new girl in town, Cassandra, knows to approach them. The thing is though, that since Esme turned 17 some weird things have been happening...and Cassandra might have some answers.

Linear I recently read this. Wasnt bad, cute quick read. 2y
mrozzz @Linear the sequel is good too!! 😊 2y
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Moonprismpower
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Pickpick

Just finished my re-read of this so now on to the sequel! I love the characters, the way the spells work and especially entertained by the “Laurie Strode” cameo.

witchyreader13 I loved that book so much! Need to get my hands on the second one. Lol
2y
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IndoorDame
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Bailedbailed

I started and abandoned this book around this time last year too. I REALLY want to like this, but in the end I think what I‘m actually drawn to here is the cover art, and both the writing and the storyline fall flat.

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thegirlwiththelibrarybag
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Me pretending that I‘m capable of sticking to a predetermined TBR 🎃

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Eyelit
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Half new and half continuations from last week/month, this #weeklyforecast might be highly ambitious, but fingers crossed I get through a majority of these (especially since I ignored a few of them last week, lol).

Kenyazero I didn't realize TJ and Amal had been published. I ate that webcomic way too fast when I discovered it. It remains a favorite today. 2y
Eyelit @Kenyazero good to know! I‘ve got it on my list for a book club (theme is local authors) 🙂 2y
Kenyazero @Eyelit Very cool! As for being a book club pick, know that there are one or more sex scenes in this one, if that matters for your group 🤔 2y
Eyelit @Kenyazero I‘m the only one reading it (we read on a theme and then talk about the books we‘ve read) - but regardless I don‘t think this group would be too bothered by sex scenes and discussing them (tho it‘s yet to come up) 😄 2y
Kenyazero @Eyelit Ha, no problem then! 2y
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Mem_ugh
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My new thing is spending my Saturdays doing chores and cleaning while listening to an audiobook. No tv or internet until the house is clean and my book is finished. This is this weekends “read”.

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raeintheworld
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Had to give this one a shot.

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ShyBookOwl
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Got in a few chapters of this last night, and my honest opinion so far is meh 🤷🏽‍♀️ it's a disappointment because I had high hopes, but I might bail. Life's too short and there are too many good books on my tbr lol

abookdragonsretreat I had the same issue, I got halfway through and bailed on it. I might pick it up later on in the year 🤷‍♀️ 2y
ShyBookOwl @AmyTheBookdragon So, it's not just me. I think it's the MC's voice. She feels a little cardboard to me. Idk what high school is like these days, but something about this representation feels off. 2y
abookdragonsretreat Yeah I thought the same, I also found the storyline a bit basic. I'm hoping the second half picks up when I start it again whenever, but I know my expectations for it are low now 😊 2y
aperfectmjk This is why I like to check Litsy! I got an email offer that this was on sale. Glad to know it's not worth purchasing. 😉 2y
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ShyBookOwl
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Hoping this will be a fun camping read.

Kanarthi That is an amazing cover and title! Very intriguing. 2y
ShyBookOwl @Kanarthi it is, but the first couple chapters have failed to grab me 😕 2y
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AJackets
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Panpan

This YA book gripped me from the moment I saw the cover to reading the premise. That is about where the book peaked. Unfortunately, it was downhill after chapter 1. MEH

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MegCaldwell
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Pickpick

Weirdly went back and forth on this book and ultimately decided I enjoyed it. There were some quirky teen moments of cringe and also some cool fantasy occult moments. I ended up being super invested in the story.

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BeautifullyBookish
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All right it‘s that time again @TheAromaofBooks here is my list again. #bookspin

InkedBookworm13 You have some pretty good books picked out. There are a few on my TBR list and I have read 1, 2, 6, 17 & 20. When you get to read those, I hope you love them as much as I did. 🤗 3y
TheAromaofBooks Great list!! Glad to have you along for another round!! 3y
BeautifullyBookish @LokiDokey I can‘t wait to get through this list! I keep saying I hope it this one or that one because they all look so good! 3y
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BeautifullyBookish
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Mehso-so

Now that I‘ve made it to the end I can honestly say I don‘t hate this book. It started really slow and took me a while to finish. But I think that‘s because it‘s written for a younger audience. It is a perfect middle grade book. Very babysitters club meets Buffy the vampire slayer. All in all I may not read it again but I‘ll definitely recommend it to a few of my younger followers👍🏻 #bookspin

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BeautifullyBookish
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Okay @TheAromaofBooks I got started with my #bookspin today! I‘ll check in about halfway through to let you know what I‘m thinking!
Also do any of you take your dust jackets off to read? I like a naked book when i am reading. I get too easily distracted by crooked dust jackets.

Melismatic I‘m the same way, esp bc I usually read while commuting on a train to work so less likely to get beat up/torn. 3y
RainyDayReading I usually take the dust jackets off too. Mostly because they annoy me when I‘m trying to read. They‘ll slip up and down along the book as I‘m trying to hold it so it‘s just easier to be without them haha. 3y
Scochrane26 I don‘t like dust jackets & always take them off. I avoid hardcovers if I can. 3y
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TheAromaofBooks Totally digging this sassy pink cover. I usually take dust jackets off when I'm reading. I hate to say it, but unless I love the artwork, I actually throw the dust jacket away...….!!!!! 3y
BeautifullyBookish @melisma & @RainyDayReading I‘m glad to know I‘m not alone I use to feel weird about it but now that I‘ve embraced is the naked book is my favorite way to read hardcovers 3y
BeautifullyBookish @Scochrane26 that‘s interesting I personally do like hard covers just because I‘m clumsy and seem to be harder on my paperbacks than I care to admit. But if I was more careful I would probably feel the same! 3y
BeautifullyBookish @TheAromaofBooks my heart! It hurts! Lol if you asked me a few years ago I may have agreed with you but now I have a completely renovated library/office in my home I love my dust jackets. They have kept them safe and clean through the whole moving process and now looks so satisfying on the shelves. Although my friend is the same way with her jackets and always picks on me for being so sentimental about them😂 3y
TheAromaofBooks In fairness, I tend to keep the dust jackets of newer books because the artwork is pretty. I mostly throw away the ones from older books when the cover is rather dreadful. I just bought an old murder mystery from 1973 and the dust cover is a girl with bloody hands against a glass door... um, no thanks, do not need that on my shelf haha 3y
BeautifullyBookish @TheAromaofBooks I can respect that! 3y
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MsRadioSilence
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Panpan

This book was so, so very close to being a Bail. Within the first 30 pages, I hated all the characters and really just wanted to throw the book away and never have to look at it again. The way that Williams writes high schoolers was just how old people thought high schoolers acted. The writing style was bad. If you use IDGAF, LOL, or IRL in your novel as things characters say or think, you‘re wrong. This book came out in 2019! I thought we were...

MsRadioSilence Past the “high schoolers are from the tech age so they talk like this!” bs. Besides that, the characters were super annoying, the magic rules were scant at best and nonexistent at worst, and when I finished it, my classmates cheered. It was awful, and I will not be reading the sequel. (edited) 3y
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GondorGirl
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My first read of 2020 was... interesting. 👶

Basically, two teenage babysitters realize they have magical powers and are part of a long line of women who protect (basically babysit) the world. It's weird. 👶

It was between so-so and pick for me, but I'm giving it the higher rating because the concept was so strange, and it gave me a sort of 90s nostalgia (even though it's a modern book). I'll grab the sequel from the library when it releases. 👶

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TheRomantiCate
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Thank you so so much to @tdrosebud for my #JólabókaflódSwap gift!! I absolutely love it!! (And Ghirardelli is my all-time favorite ??

Thanks so much to @MaleficentBookDragon for putting this together!!

Merry Christmas and happy reading to all!! ❤️?❤️?❤️?

tdrosebud You're very welcome! Ghirardelli is one of my favorites too. Enjoy! 3y
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bookmarksareforquitters44
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Pickpick

This book was hilarious with amazing characters, a supremely weird story line (and who doesn't love that) and a dog that farts--a lot.

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Bookish_Stardust
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Mehso-so

The cover was bright & colorful—that‘s why I picked it up. I did not regret it but I wouldn‘t recommend. As someone who‘s well educated in the land of entertainment, I‘ve seen all what the book has to offer before. And I‘ve seen it done better. But to anyone who only reads books, or been out of entertainment circle long enough, this book is sure to WOW you. Be warned though that the climax falls flat and it‘s a vanilla swept-under-the-rug ending.

Moonprismpower It‘s funny, I agree it was so-so but I enjoyed the spells. And I love the book cover so I‘m gonna keep it. Sometimes I enjoy the idea of rewriting a book that I wanted to be fabulous but fell flat. 3y
Bookish_Stardust @Moonprismpower that‘s a good idea! Ahaha. I think it was really good for a teen book. If I was younger or if this came out a few years ago it‘ll probably be a lot more popular. But I did end up enjoying my time with the book, so yay! 3y
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JoScho
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Pickpick

This book has some mixed reviews on Goodreads but I enjoyed it. Keep in mind it is a YA book and teens are the target audience. I liked the characters and their witchy going ons. Cute book.
Thanks to @monalyisha for gifting this to me! 💜

monalyisha Can‘t wait to read this one! How‘s the nostalgia factor? Any good OG BSC references? 3y
JoScho @monalyisha yes! There are some OG BSC references! 3y
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bibliobard
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Mehso-so

Nothing like a book in bed/Sunday read. This was “leftover” from the #Scarathlon meaning I started it with the intent to finish in October but that didn‘t happen. Still, it was an okay read. Babysitters and witches and felt almost like Buffy fanfic. Not sure if I will pick up the sequel...but still. Oh an I get to use it for #bbrc #teenangst at least.

LibrarianRyan Cool. Lots of people are rating it soso 3y
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JoScho
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Alyisha this is an amazing package!!! I love the crystals book-it is beautiful. I also love that you shared a kids book that you love with me. I am such a fan of children‘s books 🖤 The bath bomb is amazing! The mug is fantastic and I can‘t wait to read The Babysitter‘s Coven and the Saturday Night Ghost Club! Yummy cookies and tea, little witchy brooms and a beautiful crystal. Your card was also so lovely. Thanks so much for your thoughtfulness.

JoScho @sprainedbrain and @Meaw_catlady Jenni and Rachel thanks so much to you two beautiful souls for hosting! 🔮🖤 (edited) 3y
hermyknee Oooh I love it!!! I got The Babysitter‘s Coven, too! 3y
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Meaw_catlady Ooh it‘s all so beautiful !! Thank for participating love !! Happy Halloween!! 🖤🖤🖤 3y
JoScho @hermyknee I love the cover. I think I am going to start it tonight. Happy Halloween Liz 👻🖤 3y
hermyknee @JoScho maybe I will start it, too!!! Happy Halloween, Jody!!! 🎃🧡 3y
monalyisha I cannot emphasize enough how much I love that tea. 😅 I may have some tonight while we watch our scary movie (despite the fact that it‘s caffeinated; I likely won‘t sleep anyway (due to the aforementioned movie) so I might as well lean into it)! 3y
monalyisha I‘m glad you‘re happy with your gift! Tag me if you use the bath bomb anytime soon! (Is that too forward? 😆) I‘ve never tried that one before so I‘m eager to see how it transforms your bath! 3y
sprainedbrain Wow! So much awesomeness! 3y
sprainedbrain @JoScho and thank YOU for joining us. Blessed Samhain🖤 3y
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Melmar
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My #allhallowsreadswap so many awesome books and gifts. Thanks @sharread

sharread You're welcome. Happy Halloween! 🎃 3y
Gissy Nice gifts! 👌 3y
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bibliobard
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Picked these up from the other library branch nearby...ready to add to my stack for #24b4Monday #TeamStoker #Scarathlon

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BeansPage Good selection!!! 🧟‍♀️ 3y
bibliobard @TheReadingMermaid this is only part of the pile too 3y
BeansPage 😍😍😍 3y
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Kimberlone
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Mehso-so

Catching up on reviews now that I am off work for the weekend!

This book suffers from the amazing cover/interesting premise that doesn‘t quite live up to expectations curse. If I hadn‘t been listening to this as an audiobook I probably wouldn‘t have finished it. With demons and spells, this definitely fits the #teamstoker theme. The climax also takes place on Halloween.

#teamstoker #scarathlon #scaryscavengerhunt @TheReadingMermaid

BeansPage 🧟‍♀️ 3y
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Kimberlone
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Went for an #audiowalk today and encountered this very well decorated yard! The fall colors are really on display right now, but the trees will be bare very soon. Some trees have lost all their leaves already! #scarathlon #teamstoker @TheReadingMermaid

BeansPage 🧟‍♀️ 3y
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Curly_Reader
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Pretty good for a debut novel. Was a fan of the babysitters club growing up, so add that with a mix of Buffy. And you have this book.

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BookishGirl06
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Mehso-so

Just finished this tonight and it was ok but not really my favorite in the world. Ending kind of felt a little rushed for me personally.

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Kimberlone
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Snapchat filter while listening to the tagged book with my AirPods #selfie #teamstoker #scarathlon @TheReadingMermaid

BeansPage Very cute! 🧟‍♀️ 3y
Lauraandherbooks I just got some air pods and I‘m still not sure how I feel about them.. they hurt my ears too 3y
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thegirlwiththelibrarybag
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I just read a bookstagram review that in a nutshell said that this was a less good version of Meddling Kids.

I hated Meddling Kids. Such a good cover with such a disappointing storyline. Kinda scared to start this now 😭

Moonprismpower I tried reading Meddling Kids too and had to put it down. I was totally bummed. I read this one and honestly it‘s for a younger tween reader so I didn‘t love it which made me really sad. It won‘t spoil it beyond that. But I love the book cover so I will keep my copy. 3y
thegirlwiththelibrarybag @Moonprismpower, I still haven‘t picked it up 😂 I was also kinda disappointed because I assumed it was a standalone and it‘s not. 3y
Moonprismpower Not a standalone. But I think I‘m going to read the sequel anyway. Even with not so great for me books I need to know what happens. It may be for tweens but the spells are funny. Also the author is really nice and responds a lot to her readers on Instagram. I love her book cover so I‘ve photographed it several times for my bookstagram. 3y
thegirlwiththelibrarybag @Moonprismpower, I‘ll get there eventually but sequels do tend to slow me down 🤔 (or put me closer to the sequel release date by the time I read it?) 3y
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Kimberlone
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Started this tonight and enjoying it so far. Love the color scheme and design on the cover. #scarathlon #teamstoker @TheReadingMermaid

BeansPage 🧟‍♀️ 3y
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LouBeth
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I'm trying to get into this book but so far it's not going well.

Luna has been using my legs as a pillow for about an hour and my feet are falling asleep. #CatsOfLitsy

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BookishGirl06
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What a pretty cover. Just started this and it‘s an interesting concept.

LA_Mead That sounds really interesting! 3y
EKonrad Thought this one was pretty good for a beginning of a series. 👍🏼 3y
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GlassAsDiamonds
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Pickpick

Loved it. 😊 It‘s very much the first book in a series & probably will resonate most with people who read Babysitters Club books then watched Buffy (so maybe it‘s a YA book mostly likely to be a hit with readers who grew up in the 90‘s 🤔) but it‘s light, funny, fast paced & poignant all at the same time. The editing is tight & the writing is elegantly well tuned. Teenagers might miss a lot of the pop culture but I suspect they‘d enjoy it as is.

LiteraryinLawrence Great review! 3y
hermyknee Oooh this looks great! Look at this @That-Bookish-Hiker !! 3y
GlassAsDiamonds @LiteraryinLititz thanks!!! 😁😁😁😁😁 3y
GlassAsDiamonds @hermyknee I really liked it. 😊😊😊 Clearly it‘s the first in a series and some won‘t like the pop culture but I really enjoyed it!!! 3y
hermyknee That‘s awesome! 3y
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abookdragonsretreat
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Might try and read two books at the same time.... not literally bit switch between them 😂🤔
#YA #Multi-task #Halloween #Horror

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abookdragonsretreat
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My reading buddy, love that in the book, the main character has a pit bull called Pig (Mines a staffy) sad that they are banned over here in England...
#Animal #Dog #ReadingBuddy #England #Staffy #NotFair #Halloween

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LouBeth
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1) A treason of thorns by Laura Weymouth
2) The chain but Adrian McKinty
3) The babysitters coven by Kate Williams

#WeekendReads @rachelsbrittain

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KimmyM
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Picked this up from the library yesterday. I love this cover!
#libraryloot #coverlove #ya

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abookdragonsretreat
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About to start this beauty. I have high hopes for this book!
#YA #Witch #Halloween