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Slewfoot
Slewfoot: A Tale of Bewitchery | Brom
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Set in Colonial New England, Slewfoot is a tale of magic and mystery, of triumph and terror as only dark fantasist Brom can tell it. Connecticut, 1666. An ancient spirit awakens in a dark wood. The wildfolk call him Father, slayer, protector. The colonists call him Slewfoot, demon, devil. To Abitha, a recently widowed outcast, alone and vulnerable in her pious village, he is the only one she can turn to for help. Together, they ignite a battle between pagan and Puritan one that threatens to destroy the entire village, leaving nothing but ashes and bloodshed in their wake. If it is a devil you seek, then it is a devil you shall have! This terrifying tale of bewitchery features more than two dozen of Broms haunting paintings, fully immersing readers in this wild and unforgiving world. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
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JamieArc
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Several #LMPBC packages have been sent out today, including Slewfoot returning to Katelyn. This was a great last round! I enjoyed each of the members of our group and our Gothic lit theme. Thanks to each of you for some good reading these past 4 months!

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ladym30
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Book mail!🥰

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JamieArc
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Slew foot has arrived, @JackOBotts ! And it made me laugh out loud when I saw the SlewFoot snack 😂😂😂. That was great!
#LMPBC

JamieArc @KateReadsYA My reading month has been slooowwww so my goal this holiday weekend is to finish Vampires to send you on Tuesday! 2mo
KateReadsYA Hahahha I love it. 🤣🤣🤣🤣 sounds great can't wait to get it in the mail 2mo
JackOBotts LOL! So glad you enjoyed my “dad joke” 🤣 I was so tickled! Happy reading! 2mo
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Lauranahe
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Love it! Slow burn, but so worth it. I wouldn‘t say it‘s scary, but it has creepy and cringey moments and some great gore. Interesting that a feminist novel is written by a man.

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suvata
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FYI:

#LMPBC Round 20 Group G

@KateReadsYA @jamiearc

@suvata has mailed a book to @jackobotts

Enjoy!

JackOBotts 🙌🏼 Looking forward to some bookish mail! 3mo
JackOBotts @suvata happy mail today! 💜 3mo
JackOBotts @JamieArc Slewfoot is on its way to you ~ should arrive early next week. 📬 2mo
JamieArc @JackOBotts Wow! Last book already! 2mo
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suvata
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#LMPBC Round 20 - Group G (Gothic Horror)• 5 Stars

Slewfoot: A Tale of Bewitchery is a haunting journey set in 1666 colonial New England. The story follows Abitha, a recently widowed woman who struggles against her husband's puritan community as religious fervor escalates into mob mentality. Abitha befriends a forest spirit known as Slewfoot, who awakens hungry and is egged on by other spirits to kill and feed.

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JenniferEgnor
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I loved this book. Anything Brom writes or illustrates, I‘ll like it. In his latest book, here we have the story of a young woman who is struggling to survive while living within Puritan rule. The misogyny and greed of the powerful men around her ultimately take hold, but the Wild God and his demons provide a chance for revenge. The story makes you think of all the victims of centuries ago. What if there had been someone to come to their aid?⬇️

JenniferEgnor Someone to save their lives, take revenge on the wicked accusers around them? So what, if someone wanted to practice the old ways. Let them. I can‘t stand the thought of the Puritans. Shown: photos my husband and I took in the forest several years ago. What I was trying to show is pretty obvious. It was a lot of fun. 4mo
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JenniferEgnor
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I do not want your service or your soul, reverend man. I just want you to tell them, your breed of people, tell them what happened here. Tell them that the Devil, Slewfoot himself, burned down this church, killed them all…the men, the women, and the children. That he is wicked and cruel and shows no mercy. That he conjured demons and that they danced for him. Tell them to fear this forest, that Slewfoot waits for them there…awaits his chance⬇️

JenniferEgnor to kill their families and eat their bones. 4mo
JenniferEgnor Shown: photos my husband and I took in the forest several years ago. 4mo
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KateReadsYA
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@suvata #LMPBC Slewfoot will be headed your way! 🧡
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#litsyfoundfamilyswap @Meshell1313 @5feet.of.fury I'm sending yalls packages out today!!!! 🤩💝

Meshell1313 Oooh soo fun! I cannot wait for opening day! ❤️❤️❤️ 4mo
suvata It came today … so excited to read 4mo
KateReadsYA @suvata I gave it 4 stars 🤗 4mo
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KateReadsYA
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@JamieArc @JackOBotts @suvata
#LMPBC #groupG #Round20
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You'll see all my thoughts in this little envelope, and I also left some blank sheets for you all to write your thoughts as well. But just so you all know, I absolutely LOVED this book. It was just so full of imaginative creepy beings and a strong female lead. I am so happy to get to share this book with you all! I'll be sending it off to @suvata sometime next week!

Lin3han I just finished this book a couple weeks ago and I LOVED it! 5mo
KateReadsYA @Lin3han Abitha made every decision I would have made myself, and I love her for that! Brom is amazing in his writing. 5mo
KateReadsYA @Lin3han A perfect book to read if you want something similar is this one! I will read anything by Alexis Henderson without even reading the back cover. 🖤 5mo
Lin3han @KateReadsYA omg thank you!!! Stacked! I tend to get obsessed with topics like witch trials. This one is a historical fiction of the first woman accused in the Salem Witch Trials! 5mo
KateReadsYA @Lin3han Same girl same! Hahaha, I've stacked your recommendation as well. It sounds sooooo good. Thank you 🥰 5mo
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KateReadsYA
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I'm predicting this to be a 5 star read, and I'm only halfway through! I just love a quick-witted red head who often speaks to wildfolk. Brom is becoming one of my favorite storytellers. 🕷

5feet.of.fury I‘ve heard so many good things about this one! 5mo
KateReadsYA @5feet.of.fury It's a book where I'm going to be sad when it ends. 5mo
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KateReadsYA
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@suvata @JackOBotts @JamieArc
I'm really excited to read all of our picks! Started my read today, and it's got all the religious gothic creepy vibes you could ever want! 20 pages in and women are not to speak unless spoken to, if you miss church you will be put in the stocks, so forth and so on....I'm hoping for a demented comeback on all the puritans who have wronged anyone!!!!! 🤘🖤🐐🪦
#lmpbc #groupG #gothichorror

JackOBotts Oooh. Sounds creepy good! 💜 5mo
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Lin3han
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Slewfoot was a wonderful balance between joy and horror. I‘ve always had an odd obsession with the Salem Witch Trials and this book had all the elements of interest. It had the most satisfying ending! 4.5/5!

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MsRadioSilence
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Mehso-so

Maybe it‘s because I‘m not a fan of the VVitch, which this book reminded me a LOT of, but it just didn‘t do it for me. It was so slow and while I did enjoy the ending, it didn‘t make up for how slow it was.

#wintergames #wintergames2023 #wintergames23 #snowangels #teamsnowangels #20in4 #ScaryChristmasReadathon #Rushathon

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MsRadioSilence
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1. I only read one book this month (technically, I don‘t count all the things I‘ve read for training) so it has to be Slewfoot.
2. Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief! I haven‘t reread it since middle school and with the show coming out, I‘d love a refresher.

#twofortuesday #two4tuesday @TheSpineView @Lin3han

TheSpineView Thanks for playing!🤩📖📚 8mo
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DebinHawaii
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Pickpick

Read for #Scarathlon & during the readathons listed below, I really enjoyed this dark tale of Abitha, who is fighting against the puritanical community she married into when she meets Samon/Slewfoot the newly awakened devil. Very atmospheric & perfect for the spooky season.

242 #ScarahlonWordSearch words + 20 & 15 for using it in a padt photo challenge + 1 made for 2456 points for Team #SpookyGhostClub 👻🖤👻

Read for the readathons below ⬇️

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KateReadsYA
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#AHRS #Allhollowsreadswap @MaleficentBookDragon thank you for hosting.

Thank you so much for this fun book box @BookNAround I am super excited to read these and my kids and I are enjoying the candies. They are sooo yummy. 🎃📖🧙‍♀️

MaleficentBookDragon LOVING all the sour patch kids. 9mo
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MommyOfTwo
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Thank you @Littlewolf1 for the great package!
#allhallowsreadswap

Littlewolf1 I hope you enjoy the reads 9mo
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K.M.-Forester
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I loved my #nightmareswap box! I love Dracula and Frankenstein so the bookmarks are a hit to my heart ❤️. I am obsessed with diamond painting as well so I will be starting asap! Slewfoot is a book I recently saw at Barnes and nobles so I can‘t wait to read it. @LibrarianRyan @Readergrrl

LibrarianRyan Nice!!! 9mo
Readergrrl I‘m so excited! I just finished Slewfoot and I really loved it! It reminds me a lot of the film, The Witch, with Anya Taylor-Joy. I enjoy making those bookmarks too! I started making bookmarks last year. It‘s so much fun thinking of scary books, finding terrifying quotes from them, then thinking about how to best symbolize the book itself. I don‘t often get a chance to be creative in real life, but this swap allows me to play!! 9mo
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perfectlywinged
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Surprisingly cute book about a recently widowed woman in a puritanical society who befriends a devil trying to figure out who he is.

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BookwormAHN
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Pickpick

This is a fantastic story of a woman named Abitha, who is trying to survive life in a Puritan village after her husband dies. Then she meets Slewfoot, the local demon, just recently reawakened.
#BlackCatCrew #Scarathlon #Witchathon @TEArificbooks #Readathon @PuddleJumper #TBRTarot @CBee Brom dedicated it to his Mother 🖤
#Rushathon @Andrew65 @DieAReader @GHABI4ROSES #31By31 @Catsandbooks #Falling4Books @Read4life #Spookoween @TheSpineView

CBee Awesome 👏🏻 9mo
DieAReader 🥳🥳🥳 9mo
Catsandbooks 🙌🏼🦇🧡 9mo
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TheSpineView Fantastic! 9mo
Read4life 🍁👻🎃 9mo
Andrew65 Excellent 👏👏👏 9mo
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DebinHawaii
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#ScarathlonPhotoChallenge

This one is on my #Scarathlon TBR list & I hope to start reading the library print copy this weekend. I find the cover with the large golden #Moon mesmerizing. 🌝 🖤

+6 points for Team #SpookyGhostClub 👻🖤👻

Jess Love this one. 9mo
RosePressedPages The artwork is so great 9mo
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BookwormAHN
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magyklyXdelish
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Pickpick

A masterpiece. Truly. Abitha is a badass 🖤

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BookMaven9
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Pickpick

🎃🎃🎃🎃folk horror at its finest! A perfect book for spooky season.

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Littlewolf1
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Here‘s my this or that for #HauntedHollowsSwap. I tend to go more towards dark fantasy or paranormal base, rather than straight horror. The tag book is one of my favorite by one of my favorite authors.

wanderinglynn Just checking in! How‘s your #HHS going? 10mo
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ShawnYLibros
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What was the last 5 star book you read this year? Mine is Slewfoot by Brom

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ShawnYLibros
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A little brutal but absolutely loving the vibez

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ShawnYLibros
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Books Ive read On the Left And my TBR shelf on the right

5feet.of.fury I like that shelf design on the right! 1y
ShawnYLibros Thank you my Nana got it for me for Christmas because I kept running out of space for books lol 😻 1y
brittanybooks @Shallett omg where did she get that book shelf for you? I need it!! 1y
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Nessavamusic
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My October favorite was Slewfoot by Brom - great audiobook, but also beautiful artwork in the physical book.
My November favorite was Babel by R.F. Kuang - a speculative historical fiction novel with fantasy elements.
#12Booksof2022

Andrew65 Two intersting looking choices. I am in a long library queue for Babel. 2y
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CaitlinR
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I found this beautifully designed book troubling. The story, highlighting the evil that men do when faced with “the other” is not an original one, but the author introduces new bits. What troubled me is that we are left with a simplistic and horrible choice: to be a victim, or the victimizer. I like to think that life‘s offers many divergent paths and that we can turn away from violence, toward hope. The illustrated plates are magnificent.

CaitlinR Image is a plate from the book showing the creature, Creek. 2y
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RosePressedPages
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Omg😍 This was the folk horror book I didn‘t know I needed. I‘ve learned a lot about the witch trials, but it‘s truly horrifying to see one unfold and know it really did happen (just without Slewfoot and the bloody vengeance part :). The characters, the plot, the setting, everything was so well done. I was rooting for Abitha and Samson all the way to the very end. And what an ending.

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Nessavamusic
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This was a difficult choice because I had a good number of 5⭐️ books this month. However, I‘m still thinking about Slewfoot, such an original take on historical fantasy. #2022ReadingBracket

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Nessavamusic
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Pickpick

This was excellent. A historical horror taking place in puritan New England with pagan folklore. Brom also does the artwork throughout the book which is beautiful. It also has a highly satisfying conclusion. I highly recommend! 5⭐️
#Scarathlon2022 #TeamMonsterMash #31in31 #Witchathon #Spookathon #ScarathlonWordSearch - 674 words #bookspinbingo #bodycountbingo

TheSpineView Awesome 2y
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Linsy
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I'm so behind in posting, but here's my #bookspin for October! 🍂

#scarathlon2022 #teamslaughter

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CharismaRaven13
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ABSOLUTELY FANTASTIC BOOK!
Connecticut, 1666.
Abitha, a recent widow, outcast and vulnerable and then there is an ancient spirit. Suddenly people are dying, then there‘s the rumors: witch! This is a fantastic and terrifying tale and has some great painting inside by the author himself. 5 Stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Twainy
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I enjoyed this book! The hardcover has a small new B&W piece of art at the start of every chapter plus 8 glossy pages of artwork bound within the center of the book.

Good book, really nice hardcover.

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BeeMagical
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EEKK!!🥹

I have had my eye on Slewfoot for QUITE some time let me tell ya!😂 And I didn‘t even know there were additional photos included😍

Also didn‘t realize TMSC was by Moldavsky when I ordered it - even more excited to read it after Kill The Boy Band👏🏻

& Shutter is giving me super creepy vibes👌🏼

TheNeverendingTBR I got this exact copy of Slewfoot the other day. 2y
BeeMagical @TheNeverendingTBR It‘s so beautiful! I can‘t wait to read it🥹 2y
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GerardtheBookworm
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I'm a big fan of this author and his art work. In Brom's latest, a Puritan widow is abused by her village leading her to vengeance with the aid of dark pagan deities that personifies the devil himself. Slight feminist overtones mixed with the Salem witch trials makes this a fun, page turner

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Littlewolf1
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4.4⭐️ “I am the shepherd and I am the slayer. I am life and I am death.” This Book sent me on a roller coaster of emotions. I had so many feels, and at one point I wanted to throw the book across the room. OK… I had that feeling more than once.It was disturbing,creepy and just wrong but in all the right ways.

wisherwishinguponastar This cover is beautiful. I will definitely keep my eye out for a copy! 2y
Littlewolf1 @booksellerofyourdiscontent there are images in the book to that Broom drew as well that are penal ass 2y
Readergrrl I preordered Slewfoot because I loved the cover so much! I haven‘t cracked it yet, simply because I‘ve so many other reading commitments. I can‘t wait though. Brom has always been a favorite. 2y
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Littlewolf1
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Able to get away with some covert reading at my office today thanks for the super awesome book cover that @LibrarianRyan Gave to me during our Halloween swaps. Seriously one of the best things that I‘ve ever gotten… Thank you

LibrarianRyan Yeahhhh 3y
BethM Super cool! 3y
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wildwoodreads
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I couldn‘t put this book down. If you love folk horror this one is for you. But it‘s still a nuanced story. It‘s not just scary. I felt a wide range of emotions reading this. But that‘s all I‘ll say because I don‘t want to spoil anything. And the artwork throughout the book really brought the story to life. Slewfoot is a work of art.

Full review: https://wildwoodreads.com/2022/01/07/slewfoot-by-brom-review/

sprainedbrain Great review. Loved this book! 3y
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wildwoodreads
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Time for the last bullet journal spread of 2021. I like to make a yearly wrap up to recap each year. This year I read 89 books, which beat my goal of 85. I bought less books, but I spent more money. So I‘ve got to work on that next year. But overall, it was a successful reading year.

I‘ve really enjoyed growing the blog and meeting so many great people! You guys have made this year awesome! I hope y‘all have a happy, healthy 2022!

Gissy Amazing! 📚📚📚👏👏👏 3y
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ElleMNOpe
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A fantastic tale of Puritan New England, this dark & fantastical story had me giddy. No subtle & quiet tale of witchery, this is horror with devilry & destruction. It is dark & brutal with moments of serious gore. The plot can be a little slow in places, but it is still a great story with a morally DARK gray protagonist. It's always a weird feeling to root for such a protagonist, but oh it was a delicious read. I regret nothing.

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bookish_wookish
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I love browsing Barnes & Noble and finding books that im not familiar with but are right up my alley! The story and pictures look amazing!

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wildwoodreads
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It‘s that time of year to start making Christmas wishlists. I‘m a list maker by heart. It‘s how I function day-to-day. So making my Christmas wishlist is always fun. Here are a few books that I‘ve added to my bookish wishlist this year.

Slewfoot
Leviathan Wakes
Cytonic
The Name of the Wind
The Lies of Locke Lamora

Have you added any books to your wishlist?

Twainy I‘m cracking up. I have lost count of the books on my list. I need to click your link, I love book lists & I‘ve read most of the ones you listed here. 🧑‍🎄 https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/13NTWIX1YMBQR?ref_=wl_share 3y
Twainy I‘ve read 5 of your books & they‘re really good! I own 2 others & they‘re on my TBR 😁 I don‘t have that Sanderson series. 3y
wildwoodreads @Twainy That‘s good to hear! I can‘t wait to give them a try. 3y
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JoyBlue
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I started out engaged by Abitha‘s plight . . . until the story took an irrecoverable turn. Read my full review here: https://debbybrauer.org/#slewfoot-a-tale-of-bewitchery

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sprainedbrain
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Definitely judge this one by its (awesome) cover. Brom‘s very orginal, very dark tale of witchery in 1600s colonial America is brilliant, but be warned that the scariest characters here are the Puritans. 😱

Full review on my blog: http://sprainedbrain.blog/2021/11/26/review-slewfoot-by-brom/

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BeeMagical This one has been on my Amazon list for a while! I can‘t wait to get it!!🖤 3y
Trashcanman Hi Jenni 3y
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BookwormAHN
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Thank you so much @phantomx I am really looking forward to reading Slewfoot and Something is Killing the Children sounds right up my alley. I love Pennywise and I'm looking forward to trying the tea and chocolate 🎃
#AllHallowsReadSwap @MaleficentBookDragon

phantomx I'm so glad you like everything 3y
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