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Reckless Girls
Reckless Girls: A Novel | Rachel Hawkins
From the New York Times bestselling author of The Wife Upstairs comes a deliciously wicked gothic suspense, set on an isolated Pacific island with a dark history, for fans of Lucy Foley and Ruth Ware. When Lux McAllister and her boyfriend, Nico, are hired to sail two women to a remote island in the South Pacific, it seems like the opportunity of a lifetime. Stuck in a dead-end job in Hawaii, and longing to travel the world after a family tragedy, Lux is eager to climb on board The Susannah and set out on an adventure. Shes also quick to bond with their passengers, college best friends Brittany and Amma. The two women say they want to travel off the beaten path. But like Lux, they may have other reasons to be seeking an escape. Shimmering on the horizon after days at sea, Meroe Island is every bit the paradise the foursome expects, despite a mysterious history of shipwrecks, cannibalism, and even rumors of murder. But what they dont expect is to discover another boat already anchored off Meroes sandy beaches. The owners of the Azure Sky, Jake and Eliza, are a true golden couple: gorgeous, laidback, and if their sleek catamaran and well-stocked bar are any indication, rich. Now a party of six, the new friends settle in to experience life on an exotic island, and the serenity of being completely off the grid. Lux hasnt felt like she truly belonged anywhere in years, yet here on Meroe, with these fellow free spirits, she finally has a sense of peace. But with the arrival of a skeevy stranger sailing alone in pursuit of a darker kind of good time, the balance of the group is disrupted. Soon, cracks begin to emerge: it seems that Brittany and Amma havent been completely honest with Lux about their pastsand perhaps not even with each other. And though Jake and Eliza seem like the perfect pair, the rocky history of their relationship begins to resurface, and their reasons for sailing to Meroe might not be as innocent as they first appeared. When it becomes clear that the group is even more cut off from civilization than they initially thought, it starts to feel like the island itself is closing in on them. And when one person goes missing, and another turns up dead, Lux begins to wonder if any of them are going to make it off the island alive. A Macmillan Audio production from St. Martin's Press
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ClairesReads
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Mehso-so

Relatively compelling but also quite absurd? I wouldn‘t say Reckless Girls was a bad read, because I read it in a day and didn‘t really ever feel compelled to put it aside. But, reckless is a generous adjective for girls who were in the end, just quite silly. I was glad when the action picked up in the final third but also this is where the absurd vibes really came in. Am I mad I read this? Not really.

Megabooks That ending was unbelievable too. 2w
ClairesReads @Megabooks absolutely outrageous! 2w
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perfectsinner
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Stopped at my library yesterday & picked up Reckless Girls and The Magnolia Palace.
I'm starting with Reckless Girls

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GidgetsTreasures75
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4-17-22: Happy Easter 🐣 My 36th finished book of 2022! When Lux and Nico decide to leave their lives in Maui to charter a boat ride to a deserted island for 2 girls named Amma and Brittany, they have no idea what the girls history together is and what it will mean for them. Upon arriving, they meet Eliza and Jake and all goes well for awhile, until it doesn‘t. I liked it but only gave it 3 stars because the ending felt rushed. ⭐️⭐️⭐️📖#️⃣3️⃣6️⃣

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AUDIOBOOKINGWITHLEAH
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𝟒¼⭐
Ɱ◎◎ĐႽ…
Deserted Island Thriller
Descent into madness
Oh, the flipping drama…
A deserted island steeped in legends and horrific tales of cannibalism, mind-altering phenomenons, and generally bad ju-ju

An entertaining story that‘s not without its flaws, none of them fatal, although there are some fatal moments for our characters. You can expect many a twisted turn, a few OMG moments, and there‘s even an epilogue.

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chlolovesbooks
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🌟🌟🌟🌟 4/5 Really liked this one!

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Kaycie.cavanah
Reckless Girls: A Novel | Rachel Hawkins

Just finished this one. I was so curious to see where this book was going and the writing kept you wanting to read so finished it in a day. I am still unsure how I feel about the ending. I was honestly expecting (hoping?) for a different ending but I‘m not sure if I‘m mad about that or not haha. Maybe it‘s a good thing I wasn‘t expecting it? Will be reflecting on that more and may update.

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Arvena
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Again, engaging, entertaining, quick R. Hawkins story! 👍 Just, I am still not sure how I feel about the ending. It was weird. I'd prefer better explanation 😀

Librarygal08 The ending threw me off as well , it was an enjoyable read other then that . 2mo
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LKK526
Reckless Girls: A Novel | Rachel Hawkins

Wow you guys! Really glad I didn‘t review Dostoyevsky!

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LKK526
Reckless Girls: A Novel | Rachel Hawkins

Thanx. It‘s always gratifying when anyone on Litsy liked your stuff

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LKK526
Reckless Girls: A Novel | Rachel Hawkins

Thank you and welcome to my reviews!

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LKK526
Reckless Girls: A Novel | Rachel Hawkins

Tx

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LKK526
Reckless Girls: A Novel | Rachel Hawkins

Tx!

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LKK526
Reckless Girls: A Novel | Rachel Hawkins
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First, let me say that I enjoyed this book. Six very different people meet up at a deserted island that has an iffy reputation. Naturally everyone has a secret. It may be a bit clichéd but in today‘s times if a book can entertain you, you can‘t ask for much more. If I want great lit I‘ll go to Dostoyevsky!

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Nalbuque
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Mehso-so

Got this one as a skip the line at my library, and it started off well. It just didn‘t quite pick up as I expected. It wasn‘t bad, by any means, and I listened to it in one day (to its detriment, prob, bc by the end I was just kinda tired)

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LKK526
Reckless Girls: A Novel | Rachel Hawkins

Just picked this up on hold from library. Barely startedJust Like Sisters. Since I have a time limit on Reckless, thought I‘d get to@first. Anyone out there have opinion?

AmandaBlaze I liked it. Sometimes the MC made stupid choices, but it makes sense at the end for me with the last twist. 3mo
LKK526 I decided to read it since I‘m time limited. Trust your judgment There are a bunch of books coming out Tuesday one of which is Nine Lives by Peter Swanson one of my favorite authors. Eight Perfect Murders and Every Vow You Break are 2 good ones 3mo
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candc320
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This was a super quick, page-turning sort of audiobook (whatever the equivalent of page-turning would be for an audiobook 🤪). I listened to the whole thing in 3 days! Interesting premise, although nothing ground breaking, and some pretty crappy characters but I enjoyed watching them fall apart. Overall enjoyable! 🌟🌟🌟💫

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bookish_wookish
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ for this one! The book has alternating chapters of Before and Now so you really get a good look into the backstory as the present events play out. It really makes you think how well do you really know someone? It explores friendship and survival and the fact that everyone has a secret, but how does all that shift when cut off from civilization? How far are you willing to go for revenge and what you feel is owed to you?

kspenmoll Great review! 3mo
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Megabooks
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It‘s kinda bad when you enjoy the build more than the reveal. I feel like heading to a deserted island with strangers is like running up the stairs in a horror movie!! 😂

I‘m a huge believer in having a character‘s choices make sense in the world the author has built, and many thrillers (including this one) fail at that. The twist at the end, while fun, just didn‘t make sense for the MC. Maybe I just need to relax my standards for 🧠🍭 books. 🤔

Cinfhen Hahaha LOVE your analogy!!! I enjoyed this for what it was and didn‘t really think too much. But of course you‘re right if you stop to think 🤔 I enjoyed the narration too!! And the cover is SPECTACULAR 3mo
Megabooks @Cinfhen yeah, it is probably good to not think as much when reading a 🧠🍭 book, but sometimes I can‘t turn it off! And I kept wanting to scream at her, “don‘t you know you‘re in a thriller!!” 😂😂😂😂 3mo
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MallenNC Yes, our reviews are pretty similar. I just wanted it to be more exciting. I agree the ending wasn‘t really earned based on what we knew of the MC. 3mo
ShelleyBooksie I had the same issue with this book 3mo
Megabooks @MallenNC @ShelleyBooksie yeah, the MCs actions just made little sense at the end. Problematic book for sure. 3mo
bthegood I think in fiction it is called “suspension of disbelief“ - 😂 3mo
Megabooks @bthegood yes! My parents always used that phrase about action movies when I was a kid. 3mo
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kbranscum
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Reckless. Isolated. Survivor. Easy read. Kept me guessing until the end. 👍

Nute Welcome to Litsy! It‘s a warm and friendly community. I know that you will enjoy yourself here. I‘m looking forward to getting to know you!🙂
Check out #LitsyEvents for a varied listing of fun-related happenings within this neighborhood of fellow readers.🤗
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megannbutzz
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kbranscum It was so nice to meet you today! 💛 3mo
megannbutzz Agree! I can't wait for the next one!!! 3mo
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MallenNC
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Mehso-so

I‘m not mad I read this but I needed it to have more suspense. The pacing was off for me, with more time spent in the set up than I needed. More creepy things needed to happen on the island and the suspicious characters needed to do more. I did like the “before” chapters but the story didn‘t live up to its potential.

Megabooks Just finished this and agree 💯 3mo
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Tiffiney
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Mehso-so

This book is pretty uneventful during the first half...once it picks up it becomes a bit far fetched and weird. It was just okay ⭐ ⭐ ⭐

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bookish_wookish
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Ok im bailing on Devil House for now and picking up Reckless Girls! 🌸

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Kelly326
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My March bookspin list! Looking forward to some down time during spring break to cross some books off of this list.
#bookspinbingo
#bookspin
#doublespin

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 3mo
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Sharpeipup
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“Sometimes I wonder if people on vacation think they're actually on another planet.“

Having lived in a tourist Mecca for over 20 years, I concur.

marleed Haha. I had an apartment in the middle of a very public space in a tourist town for 5 years. It was a great experience but I can‘t imagine 20 years. …BTW, one thing I noticed from my perch on my balcony as fairs, farmer‘s markets, and marathons (yes, marathons!) happened below was how few people look up. I mentioned this to one of my military coworkers and he said that didn‘t surprise him at all and that the military trains to look up! 3mo
Sharpeipup @marleed It's true although I found that people don't care to behave badly in front of workers in said tourist places. I have had people ask me to take photos of them licking a Ronald McDonald statue. 😝 3mo
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Melismatic
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Wouldn‘t recco — it all feels a bit dramatic and the lead character is both gaslit and insufferable. This plot idea felt half baked, in my opinion.

What isn‘t half baked? These halfmoon cookies my boyfriend had sent from my hometown in Upstate New York to us as a Valentines Day surprise. 😍💖

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megannbutzz
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alecia3dixie
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If you're going to market a book as a Thriller, there has to be something thrilling about it. This was a straight up drama. Being a very avid Thriller reader, the author needed soo much more to make this a Thriller. I mean how much drama can you have on a deserted island? Apparently a lot! It's like this book was a cozy drama, then at the end remembered it was suppose to be a Thriller and just threw some random stuff in. Very fast read tho? 2/5

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janeycanuck
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Fast moving and over-the-top with a great locked room vibe.

Ruthiella Beautiful photo! 😍 3mo
janeycanuck @Ruthiella thanks! There is little that is more joyful for me than yellow tulips 🥰 3mo
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MartinaLove
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4/5 ⭐
I really enjoyed this book.
At first you don't get a mystery/thriller vibe.
We follow a group of young people deciding to go to a deserted island. We get to read about each character past, alternate between before and now chapters. To me it made it interesting and I always wanted to know what was going to happen next.

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aperfectmjk
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This had it's moments. Going to give it 3.5 stars. Going to use this one for #ReadtheUSA2022 since parts of it take place in Hawaii.

#bookspinbingo @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 4mo
aperfectmjk @Librarybelle I just looked at my list and noticed I had chosen this for my 2022 read for #19822022 3mo
Librarybelle Awesome! I got a copy of this through Book of the Month - I have to read it soon! 3mo
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Cinfhen
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I admit, I was TOTALLY onboard for the ride. Fun narration; The Beach redux. Four semi strangers meet in Hawaii and agree to sail to a deserted island for an IG worthy experience 🏝 Much to their surprise, the island is not quite as deserted as they imagined. A slow burn “thriller” but moves quickly enough. I liked it ⛵️⚓️ #RecommendedOnBookTok #PoP22

marleed Before diving in I read the author always wanted to write a boat murder. That added to fun of my reading this one. 4mo
Cinfhen This was really entertaining @marleed I liked her other book too 4mo
Megabooks Thanks for reviewing this. I was looking for a booktok one I might like considering a lot of them aren‘t really my speed. I‘ve put this on hold at the library. 👍🏻👍🏻 4mo
Cinfhen It‘s not going to make your best list but it‘s an easy day‘s listen on audio @Megabooks #BorrowNotBuy is another bonus 💚 4mo
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Cinfhen
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Cinfhen This might work for #booked2022 #NauticalNovel ⛵️🪝⚓️will wait and see 4mo
4thhouseontheleft I love that your flowers match the cover! 4mo
Cinfhen Haha @4thhouseontheleft they do !!! 4mo
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BookwormAHN
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This book is nuts. Luxe and her boyfriend Nico are hired to take two girls to an exotic deserted and cursed Island. But two other people are already there and the party doesn't end well 🏝
#BookSpin @TheAromaofBooks
#BBRC #GrowUp #Gothic @LibrarianRyan
#TheSupernaturalYear #Purgatory @AkashaVampie
#NoShameReadathon22 #Gothic @Nessavamusic
#RoaringWolf #ToThyselfBeTrue @Littlewolf1 @Roary47

Roary47 Ooo intriguing. Looks like I might need to add this one. 🤩 4mo
Nessavamusic Sounds entertaining! 4mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 4mo
LibrarianRyan interesting 4mo
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MartinaLove
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Currently reading. 📖

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Eringogreen
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Mehso-so

This book stressed me out, even before things turned eerie. A group of four 20-something‘s who barely know each other take a two-day sail from Maui to spend a couple of weeks on a lesser-known island with no connection or communication to the outside world. Isn‘t that unsettling enough?

Maybe I‘m too deep in the settled part of my life, but I could not relate to any of these characters.

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LiteraryAries
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Leahkl
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#roll100 90 — most recent unread BOTM: reckless girls

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jenniferajanes
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A different type of thriller with definite “Lord of the Flies” vibes. It took some turns I did not expect and kept me turning pages! Not a bad way to spend a weekend. #ebook #Libby #Kindle

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MaleficentBookDragon
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I really enjoyed this one. It was a fun breezy thriller that was perfect to read while on vacation, especially when I was sitting on the beach 🏖.
The twists weren‘t that hard to figure out, but that did not take away from the fun. 👍🏻for me.
#BOTM #beachbook

Yuki_Onna *Yummm!!!* 😊 4mo
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Charityann
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Here‘s some of the books I‘ve read for the #pantone challenge! @Clwojick

Clwojick 🤩🤩🤩 4mo
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marleed
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In the acknowledgements, the author explains her longtime desire to write a boat murder, and I think she well-met her goal. It‘s just one of those books where it‘s a pile of fun to dislike everyone.

ICantImReading Beautiful picture!! 🌺 4mo
aperfectmjk Nice composition! 🌺 4mo
marleed @ICantImReading @aperfectmjk Thank you! Sometimes a cover stirs my creative juices! 4mo
janeycanuck Great photo! I just got my alert that this is in for me at the library, can‘t wait to start it! 4mo
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BookLineNSinker
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I was bored a bit but the first half of this book. I think it was a combination of pace but also what the author was trying to build with the characters. In the end I really enjoyed it, so many twists and turns! 3.75 ✨

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BookLineNSinker
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Started this one last night with high hopes, I know there were a lot of mixed reviews and so far, unfortunately, I'm not impressed. Just nothing really thrilling about it so far. I'll give some time but must also finish Lucky today.

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MaleficentBookDragon
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Another dessert as I‘m cruising through my week. Pun intended.

monalyisha Oh, YUM. 🤤 4mo
TheRiehlDeal Beautiful picture (and dessert)! 4mo
Avanders 🤩🤩 4mo
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kissmehardy
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I never once knew where this book was taking me, but I was ALONG FOR THE RIDE. #thrillers

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StellarDoc
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Saturdays are for reading in bed. #Loki #BratPrincessOfAsgard #CatsOfLitsy