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Ghost Bride
Ghost Bride | Yangsze Choo
Now a Netflix original drama!From the New York Times bestselling author of The Night Tiger, a Reese's Book Club pick, Yangsze Choo's stunning debut, The Ghost Bride, is a startlingly original novel infused with Chinese folklore, romantic intrigue, and unexpected supernatural twists.Li Lan, the daughter of a respectable Chinese family in colonial Malaysia, hopes for a favorable marriage, but her father has lost his fortune, and she has few suitors. Instead, the wealthy Lim family urges her to become a "ghost bride" for their son, who has recently died under mysterious circumstances. Rarely practiced, a traditional ghost marriage is used to placate a restless spirit. Such a union would guarantee Li Lan a home for the rest of her days, but at what price? Night after night, Li Lan is drawn into the shadowy parallel world of the Chinese afterlife, where she must uncover the Lim family's darkest secrets--and the truth about her own family.--Publishers Weekly
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LiteraryChanteuse
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I‘m always keen to watch a movie or series based on a book and although I usually read the book first, this time I‘ll be watching it first. #netflix #ghostbride #bookturnedseries #bookturnedmovie

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Yuki_Onna
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BookwormAHN Nice 🐈‍⬛ 9mo
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KateReadsYA
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5 🌟This book sat on my tbr shelf for too long. I wish I would have picked it up sooner because the fact that this magical book hadn't been read by me and just sat there waiting truly breaks my heart. It's a very atmospheric read with a lot of Malaysian-Chinese folklore intertwined with a ghostly adventure and loveable characters. If you are debating on reading this one, definitely go for it. I couldn't imagine how anyone could be disappointed.

Bklover Lovely review!! 12mo
KateReadsYA @Bklover Thank you. Have you read this one?! 12mo
Bklover No I haven‘t. Sounds interesting! 12mo
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KateReadsYA
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Very interested to see where this book goes as I'm only a fourth of the way through. I'm learning a lot about Chinese cultures and customs and how they deal with death.

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KateReadsYA
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I'm trying to get through my summer reading #14books14weeks challenge
@TheHeartlandBookFairy

Soubhiville This is on my TBR as well. I‘ll watch for your review 🙂 13mo
KateReadsYA @Soubhiville it's supposed to be real atmospheric 🤩 13mo
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coffees
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This one is a reread of a favorite book and oh yeah, it holds up. Tho honestly i wonder if maybe i appreciate it more now. I decided to reread bc of the Netflix drama and oh no, i like both do much even tho they're so different. The book is very nuanced. It's historically and culturally (i assume) accurate. Li Lan is such a cool character and her adventure is more high stakes and long in the book. Def recommend! Er lang x Li Lan forevaaaaaa ❤️❤️🤣

RosePressedPages I couldn‘t agree more!!❤️ 1y
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Soubhiville
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Harper, thank you for the book, tea, and lotion & lip balm! I read the first page as soon as I opened this and it sounds really good. Can‘t wait to dive in. I had a cup of the tea this morning, it‘s sweet, fruity, and delicious! Merry Christmas!

CoffeeNBooks Merry Christmas! 🎄 2y
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monibookishnerd
Ghost Bride | Yangsze Choo
Mehso-so

The writing style suited the genre and the setting. I struggled to enjoy the plot, especially in the middle of the book because the pace was relatively slow. I couldn't connect to the female lead character as she appeared very naive and didn't seem to learn from mistakes. Though I was intrigued by the historic facts and culture woven into this fantasy story.

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Karkar
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I remember this being in on someone‘s list as to have to read. I went in not remembering anything about why I had this on my to read. But I really liked the story, it turned into something different about half way thru. But I enjoyed it.

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RamsFan1963
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1. I consider anything before 1960 to be historical fiction. I was born in 1963, so anything after that seems contemporary to me.
2. Tagged. It takes place in 1893 Malaya, and is a beautiful but eerie read. It's not my usual kind of book but a friend recommended it.
Thanks for the tag @TheSpineView #Two4Tuesday
Wanna play? @audraelizabeth @Buechersuechtling @ReadingIsMyHobby @Onceuponatime @TheBookDream @Daisey @Bookishlie @Sharpeipup @Cuilin

TheSpineView You're welcome! I was born on '62 so I get it when a book is set in say the '70s. 2y
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gossamerchild
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Another book featuring a #ghost. Of sorts.

Also nother one of my 5,000 #unreadshelfproject2022 books. Sigh. 🤣🤣

#ScarathlonDailyPrompts #Scarathlon2022 #teamslaughter
@Clwojick @StayCurious

Clwojick 🤣🤣 5,000 unread books. So relatable. 2y
gossamerchild @Clwojick that's an exaggeration. But my actual number is way over 400 😳😳 2y
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 👻📚🖤 2y
Eggs Beautiful 🤩 2y
WJCintron @Eggs 🥹❤️🎃 2y
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Nebklvr
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An atmospheric and plot-driven novel wrapped in custom and dreams.

KT1432 I need to finally read this! 2y
Nebklvr @lele1432 It is fast paced compared to the Night Tiger. Definitely give It a go. 2y
KT1432 Thanks for the advice! I have The Night Tiger as well and still haven‘t read it lol. 😅 2y
Nebklvr @lele1432 Really enjoyed both. You have great reading ahead of you! 2y
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KristiAhlers
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For my #travelthroughreading challenge I selected this title for Malaysia. This is a combination folklore, romance story that I found very compelling. This is the second book I‘ve read by this author and she‘s quickly becoming an automatic download. Her first book was a #reesewitherspoon #hellosunshine pick. Available in the KU program. #springreading

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Lindsbooklover93
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Hi everyone! I listened to The Ghost Bride on audio. It was really good. I finished this pretty fast. The show Ghost Bride is pretty good as well so far. #audio #litsy #booklover

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PuddleJumper
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This was a very atmospheric book, the author transported me to several different places and each of them felt distinct.

I like that the romance was secondary to the main plot. I've been burnt by paranormal romance books that have an interesting plot that gets forgotten about when the romance starts

I liked the main character too. Excited to see how she translates onto screen in the TV adaptation

coffees there's going to be a tv adaptation?! or is?! 2y
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PuddleJumper
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I just started reading the book and enjoying it. Is the TV series any good?

Bookworm54 I haven‘t read the book, but I really enjoyed the show! 2y
PuddleJumper @Bookworm54 I'm going to finish the book then watch the show, see his they compare. Hoping I will like it since I'm enjoying the book 2y
Liatrek I loved the book but I couldn‘t get into the show. 2y
PuddleJumper @Liatrek I'm excited to watch it and see how it compares to the book 2y
coffees oh snap i need to watch this i really enjoyed the book when i read it! 2y
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Magpiegem
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Thank you so much @Cathythoughts for my book and choccies. I can‘t wait to read it (a ghost story- perfect for Xmas eve!) and to try my chocolates. I don‘t think I‘ve had Irish chocolate before 😊 Have a wonderful Christmas ❤️🎄#jolabokaflod #christmaseve

LeahBergen Lovely! 😍 3y
Cathythoughts Your so welcome Gemma! Happy Christmas 🎄❤️ 3y
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TheAromaofBooks
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Kind of a slow reading week for my #BookReport - the tagged book, while enjoyable, bogged me down early in the week. I finished the first two Sentinels of the Galaxy books in the last couple of days and started Defending the Galaxy this morning. Can't wait to find out how Snyder wraps things up!! So even though it was a slow reading week, I enjoyed them all, so that helps!! @Cinfhen

TheAromaofBooks PS All the apples are in at the orchard - we had a record-breaking year, and actually there are still apples on the trees, which felt so wasteful, but we just don't have any place to put them/won't be able to sell them! So the deer also get a banner year of snacks! 3y
Cinfhen Yay for the deer, apples and enjoyable reads!!! 3y
Teresereading Love The Ghost Bride 3y
TheAromaofBooks @Teresereading - It was one of those weird books that I enjoyed it when I was reading it, but had trouble picking it back up when I set it down. 3y
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TheAromaofBooks
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Do you ever read a book where it's interesting enough that you don't want to bail on it, but not so interesting that you want to pick it up instead of doing other mindless activities like playing Two Dots on your phone?? 😂 I did like this book overall. The concept was really interesting and I liked the MC. I also felt like the author did a good job explaining parts of the afterlife on a way that felt organic to the story. ⬇️

TheAromaofBooks (cont'd) But somehow, it just was kind of a slow story?? It never felt very urgent, and even though it was only 350 pages, it took me almost three days to read, which is a pretty slow pace for me. It was a book I enjoyed whenever I was reading it, but never particularly wanted to pick up when I wasn't. However, it's been on my TBR since 2014, so it's nice to finally get it off the list!!! A soft pick for me, mostly for the unique concept. 3y
LitStephanie I know exactly what you mean about interesting enough to read but not enough to compete with anything. Also, I can't believe there days to read a book is slow for you. 😆 3y
LitStephanie Three days not there days 3y
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TheAromaofBooks @LitStephanie - haha everyone reads at a different pace. I tend to wedge a lot of reading into other more mundane tasks, like folding laundry LOL 3y
Clare-Dragonfly I felt similarly about this book! 3y
bookandbedandtea I know just what you mean! The book I'm reading right now engages me while I'm reading it but I don't have any interest in it once I've put it down. I need to get it back to the library, though, so I need to push through. 3y
bookandbedandtea I do not know how my previous comment ended up marked as a spoiler. 😒 Guess I'm more tired than I realized. 3y
TheAromaofBooks @Clare-Dragonfly - It wasn't bad it just... I don't know, I would forget how interested I was when I wasn't actually reading it haha 3y
TheAromaofBooks @bookandbedandtea - Actually, this one was also due back at the library, which was part of the reason I finally read it. I've had it checked out for way too long! 😂 Also, since the button to post comments is right next to the button for spoilers, I have definitely posted spoiler comments that weren't spoilery at all from hitting both buttons at the same time somehow lol 3y
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TheAromaofBooks
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Totally forgot to post my #weeklyforecast yesterday!! I'm reading the tagged and have mixed feelings but I'm sucked in now haha I chose Navigating the Stars for my fantasy #LMPBC pick this round but am scared it's going to be too first-book-y so I am going to read it next just in case I need to pick a back up book (orrrr send the whole trilogy around to everyone LOL). After that, it's on to random TBR books!! We are finally done picking apples⬇️

TheAromaofBooks (cont'd) so things should be calming down somewhat. Now it's time to catch up on all the home projects I've been putting off for since August!! 😂 @Cinfhen 3y
Cinfhen Are u still working on that bathroom??? 3y
Cinfhen I think I saw somewhere that Ghost Bride is gonna be a Netflix series. 3y
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TheAromaofBooks @Cinfhen - Great question!! Are we WORKING on the bathroom, or are we PROCRASTINATING on the bathroom?? 😂 LOL There is still much bathroom to be done, but we haven't made much forward progress recently. Too many other things going on!! But hopefully we can get back in the groove this month! I yearn for my new bathtub!!! 3y
Cinfhen You KNOW that‘s my buzz word these days…PROCRASTINATION 3y
TheAromaofBooks @Cinfhen - It's just so much easier than actually doing the thing!! 😆 3y
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Laughterhp
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Received my Book Riot #myTBR recommendations for the quarter!

I asked for books to get me into the fall mood/ for spooky season. I‘m a big wimp so they can‘t be too scary.

Has anyone read any of these books? At this point, I probably won‘t get to them until November.

xicanti I loved EMPIRE OF WILD and was disappointed in THE GHOST BRIDE. I don‘t remember either being very scary. 3y
TheAromaofBooks The Ghost Bride is sitting in my pile of checked-out library books... hoping to get to it next month as it's been on my TBR for quite some time! 3y
hissingpotatoes I actually liked The Ghost Bride! It wasn't perfect but I still think of it fondly. 3y
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Nessavamusic
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Today‘s #LittensDressedinBlood prompt:

“Walking With a Ghost”

This book came to mind. Taken place in colonial Malaya, this tells the story of a girl offered as a ghost bride in ancient Chinese tradition to settle a restless spirit. A beautiful and a little creepy story.

MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm This sounds intriguing! 3y
MidnightBookGirl I have this book on my radar, and I read a short story with a similar storyline. 3y
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Nessavamusic
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Eggs Great choices ❣️📚👏🏻 3y
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mhillis
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Book Six #14Books14Weeks2021 🌟
The Ghost Bride transported me to another world! I don‘t usually read paranormal books, but Li Lan‘s story was so interesting, especially as she traveled through the plains of the dead and uncovered secrets from the past. Now I really want to read the author‘s other book, The Night Tiger.

TheAromaofBooks I just got this one from the library!! 3y
mhillis @TheAromaofBooks Looking forward to your review! 3y
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suvata
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#LMPBC Round 11 - #GroupS
@sprainedbrain @Bits

@suvata has mailed a book to @HOTPock3tt

Thanks, everyone. This was one of the best round ever. Loved every single one of the books. 😍

sprainedbrain So did I! What a great round. ❤️ 3y
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suvata
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• Read in June 2021 for Litsy Markup Postal Book Club #LMPBC Round 11 - #GroupS

Such a wonderful book ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️❣️

“One evening, my father asked me if I would like to become a ghost bride..." Part 19th century novel, part magical journey to the Chinese world of the dead, Yangsze Choo's debut novel The Ghost Bride is a startlingly original historical fantasy infused with Chinese folklore, romantic intrigue, and unexpected supernatural twists.”

DebinHawaii I bought this last month on a Kindle deal so I am glad to hear how much you liked it! 🤗 3y
suvata @DebinHawaii I totally devoured it 🤍 3y
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suvata
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#LMPBC Round 11 - #GroupS

@Bits Hey, Amy, Have you sent The Ghost Bride to me yet? I‘m a fast reader but I would like to send it back to @HOTPock3tt by June 30th.

HOTPock3tt No rush guys! ☺️ 3y
Bits It's in the mail and should arrive Monday. 😳 Oh the shame of being late! 😭 🤦 😩 3y
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suvata @Bits awesome - no shame - I always think that things get lost by our stellar postal service 3y
suvata @Bits Received it today. Thanks for the extra treat. Looking forward to digging into both. (edited) 3y
Bits 🍫👍😁 Enjoy! 3y
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JaqyLantern
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Panpan

This book could have done better with another 100 pages minimum. It moved along so fast. The love plot seemed like insta-love and overall very weak.
It felt like reading an overview of a soap opera at the end of a season rather than a novel.
Not my taste, but may be a nice quick read for some.

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thepostman96
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This was surprisingly good! I didn‘t care for The Night Tiger, but I really enjoyed this one. The Malaysian and Chinese mythology regarding the afterlife was really cool and the author did an excellent job narrating it. And I now have the strongest urge to watch Spirited Away…

Liatrek I loved this audio book! 3y
Cathythoughts I love this cover. I already have it stacked 3y
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Ast_Arslan
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Or when you're at 90 pages left from the ending and you have to take a shower and have dinner 😖😫

#Theghostbride #YangszeChoo

mavey Gosh, Sheldon Memes are so relatable! 🤣🤣 3y
Ast_Arslan @Mavey ahahahah I think so 🤣 actually I do not watch the show 🤣😅 3y
mavey @Ast_Arslan I myself have not finished the entire series, 12 seasons! But there are many laughout loud moments and it's a geek phenomenon😅🤩! Check it out when you're free! 3y
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Ast_Arslan @Mavey I'm not really into sitcom 😅 maybe I will give this a try, sooner or later 🤣 3y
mavey @Ast_Arslan Sure! Give select highly rated episodes a try then! Whenever you're free! 'Cause I totally get the feel of a long TBR List glaring at me for betraying books for TV!😅 3y
Ast_Arslan @Mavey 🤣🤣 my netflix list is long as my TBR list... one TV show more will not make any difference 😅🤣 3y
mavey @Ast_Arslan 😅🤣🤣 Yes! Leigh Bardugo's Shadow And Bone is coming out on 23rd! You should definitely check this out!! 3y
Ast_Arslan @Mavey I have to read the book first 🤣🤣 the show will wait 🤣 3y
mavey @Ast_Arslan Oh read all the books! I hope you love them! 💖 3y
Ast_Arslan @Mavey they're part of my tbr list! I hope to read them asap ❣ 3y
mavey @Ast_Arslan Would love to hear your thoughts about them! Seige And Storm & Crooked Kingdom are my faves! Happy Reading!💕 3y
Ast_Arslan @Mavey once I'll read them, I'm gonna let you know 😉❣ 3y
mavey @Ast_Arslan Sure!😉💕 3y
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Ast_Arslan
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I finally started this one 😎
#thecrimsonpetalandthewhite will wait a little bit longer 😅🤣

#Theghostbride #YangszeChoo

Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick I've decided to start The Crimson Petal and the White in June. I've split it up into 3 sections so I'll aim to finish by the end of August. If I finish early, great! Splitting it up feels less daunting. 3y
Ast_Arslan @Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick we both can do it 💪🤣 3y
mavey Love the beautiful cover and the cute Big Hero 6 bookmark!😍 3y
Ast_Arslan @Mavey you're right 😍 the bookmark was too lovely to not buying it 🤣 3y
mavey @Ast_Arslan Cute cute Baymax!🥰 3y
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sprainedbrain
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LOVED this #LMPBC pick from @HOTPock3tt 😍

I read and love Choo‘s The Night Tiger, but I enjoyed a the Ghost Bride even more. Chinese folklore, twisty fun, dreamy writing, and great characters that I couldn‘t get enough of. I adored the ending!

Great pick, Kenya! This will be on its way to you soon, @Bits 🥰

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Laughterhp I have your book from like 2 LMPBC rounds ago that I need to send back to you. I think I saw that you moved. Can you email me your new address? Laughterhp3@yahoo.com 3y
sprainedbrain @Laughterhp omg I actually forgot all about that? 🤣 I will email you! 3y
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HOTPock3tt
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I read this for my first ever #LMPBC. #GroupS This one really surprised me! Steeped in lots of traditional myths with very intriguing characters... The story hooks you in at the beginning. Unfortunately there is a really slow part in the middle but the ending really defined the book! I‘d say this was one of the more memorable books I‘ve read this year. It‘ll be on its way to you @sprainedbrain
⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️/5

HOTPock3tt I ADORED the Dragon shape-shifter!!! He was so cocky in a cool way! 😎 3y
Cathythoughts Oh what a cover ❤️ 3y
sprainedbrain I‘m so glad you loved it, and I will be looking forward to it! 🥰 3y
HOTPock3tt @Cathythoughts I thought so too! 💖 @sprainedbrain I was surprised how much I liked it! 3y
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vlwelser
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This was a really good #audiobook read by the author. I didn't really have any expectations going in but it's been on my library wish list for a ridiculous amount of time. I definitely recommend this. It's set in Malaysia which is unusual and the folklore she uses based on Chinese culture is really interesting.

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HOTPock3tt
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@suvata @sprainedbrain @Bits Hi! 🤗These are ideas for my #LMPBC book (round 11). Any thoughts? 🤔

suvata I haven‘t read any of them and they look fantastic. 3y
HOTPock3tt I‘ll probably go with “The Ghost Bride” as long as @sprainedbrain and @Bits haven‘t read it yet...🤔 3y
sprainedbrain I haven‘t read The Ghost Bride, and it sounds good! The only one I have read is Alias Grace. 😉 3y
Bits Ghost Bride sounds good! 3y
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andioop
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Mehso-so

I liked this, but didn‘t love it. It wasn‘t the spooky ghost story i wanted it to be, and got a little SWERFy and weird at times. Still enjoyed it overall

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Centique
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This is a really enjoyable mystery set in late 19th century Malaya. Although the cover seems aimed at Historical Fiction lovers this is more Paranormal Mystery. Li Lan‘s father considers an offer for her to become ghost bride to the recently deceased heir to a wealthy family. His ghost appears in her dreams and she is swept up into a chase to find the source of his power, the mystery of his death and her own past. ⬇️

Centique My favourite aspect of the book was the detailed portrayal of the Chinese concept of the afterlife - absolutely mesmerising. This is more rollicking adventure though - not the lush prose of most historical fiction. 4y
Centique PS Skulls are from a pirate bar I went to in Wellington on my holiday! 4y
Cathythoughts Great review 👍🏻❤️ I have this stacked already 4y
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TrishB Lovely review ❤️ 4y
SW-T Enjoyed this one! Good review. 😊 4y
juliegumdrop This one is so good and so is The Night Tiger. 4y
Reggie Every thing describing the plot says it‘s not my thing but the way you review it says give it a try. Nice review! 4y
Centique @Reggie you‘re right - too “cosy” for you I think, but man if they took that setting and amped up the threat level, made the characters more complex and unsettling, that would be a great novel. Need more Chinese afterlife mysteries I reckon! 4y
Centique @juliegumdrop I‘ll make sure that one is on my TBR thanks. 4y
Centique @Cathythoughts @TrishB @SW-T thank you lovely people! 😘 4y
batsy I enjoyed The Night Tiger but have been on the fence about trying this one. But your enticing review has settled it for me :) 4y
Centique @batsy thank you! I hope you like it 💕👍 4y
BiblioLitten Wonderful review😊 4y
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Sweettartlaura
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This is why I ♥️ #MyTBR! I asked for recs for spooky books, preferably haunted house stories. And I got 3 picks I may never have found on my own.
In The Stopped Heart, 2 families are haunted in the same place a hundred years apart.
In The Good House, you follow the Toussaint women and their connection to their land for generations.
The Ghost Bride isn‘t about a haunted house, but spookiness abounds. It was my fave - couldn‘t put it down ♥️

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thegirlwiththelibrarybag
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So it‘s just occurred to me that HISTORICAL FANTASY is a thing - and that I just need to lean into it and stop thinking that I don‘t read historical fiction (cause I do but am in denial? Idk)

(Not all of these have fantasy elements but they are all amazing)

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Lylah
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Starting on this one next! ✨

Cathythoughts Gorgeous cover. I have this stacked already 👍🏻❤️ 4y
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JessTedrick
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Loved this!
Not only was it a fascinating look into ideas about the afterlife but budding relationships kept it interesting.
The main character didn‘t make safe choices, she made choices that spoke to her newly found desire to explore and be free and I loved her!

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nelehelen
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3.5/5
Li Lan, the MC, is propositioned to be a ghost bride for the deceased son of a very powerful family. And as she is haunted by the ghost of the groom, she finds herself pulled into the afterlife. Choo‘s world-building and description of 1800s Malaysia is vivid and rich. There are a lot of cultural references in here that I found very interesting. I did wish for more development in side characters and a better ending!

May #BookSpin

Wife This is one of my all time favorite audiobooks!❤️ 4y
TheAromaofBooks Great review!! This one has been on my TBR for a while. 4y
tracey38 Nice review and love the picture! 4y
nelehelen @Wife oooh audiobook would‘ve been nice! 4y
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kammartinez
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Mehso-so

Full review here: https://wp.me/p21txV-FO

Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️ of 5 ⭐️s

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mollyrotondo
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Pickpick

This story was so haunting! The author did a great job making you feel like you were walking through the spirit world with Li Lan. I loved Er Lang and he‘s super cute in the tv show 😍 The tv show is very very different to the book but I am still enjoying watching it. I recommend both!

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mollyrotondo
The Ghost Bride | Yangsze Choo
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So I just found out that this book was turned into a Netflix show. I still have two hours left in the audio but I figured I would start watching the show. It‘s pretty good. The musical cues are terrible and the dubbing is weak, but I still enjoyed the first episode. I‘ll watch the next 5 episodes

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NicoleCeBallos
The Ghost Bride | Yangsze Choo
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Mehso-so

I heard this is a show on Netflix, so I picked it up. Li Lan was asked to be a ghost bride for a prestigious family's dead son. She declines, but he starts visiting her in her dreams. She overdoses and spends a third of the book in the Spirit World, where she meets a man who needs her help to prove a judge in hell is corrupt. It was an interesting concept, but it dragged in some places and some plot points weren't resolved.

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mollyrotondo
The Ghost Bride | Yangsze Choo
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I started listening to this book on the Hoopla app. Author Yangsze Choo also wrote The Night Tiger (which I have not read yet). Mary Kay McBrayer recommended The Ghost Bride in her Book Riot Horror newsletter this week as a good horror Valentine‘s Day pick. I am really loving it so far. And the author narrates the story herself which I love!

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Sharanya
The Ghost Bride | Yangsze Choo
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Mehso-so

I wanted to like this book more than I did. The plot meandered somewhere between mystery & fairytale, two genres I usually love, but it was irritatingly predictable at times. Also, I never felt fully immersed in the setting (I blame the italicizing of non-English language for this, tbh. It‘s totally & unnecessarily jarring). That said, I enjoyed Li Lan‘s narration, & the romance turned out to be a pleasant surprise. ★★★☆☆.

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Sharanya
The Ghost Bride | Yangsze Choo
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#currentlyreading | this has been on my TBR for ages, & with the Netflix adaptation out I figured now‘s a good time to try it!

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