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Our Crooked Hearts
Our Crooked Hearts | Melissa Albert
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IheartYA
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My rating teetered between a 3 and 4 throughout this book, but the ending tipped it over to a 4. The characters were well thought out. Overall, I enjoyed the writing style but there were times when it was clunky with a poor choice of words. Most of the chapters that took place in the past fell flat for me, and seemed to hinder the progression of the plot due to long-winded events. The conclusion of the story was very redeeming.

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BeeMagical
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Book 154📚 4⭐️

A little family witchery tale, gone dark👌🏻🖤

Rule number one - Always be truthful with your coven🔥

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LibrarianRyan
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4 ⭐ (really late in posting this. I forgot).

Traveling down a dark road one night, Ivy and her boyfriend are confronted by a naked woman, standing where she should not. Avoiding the woman meant hitting the tree and getting a bit bruised and battered. It also starts a mystery that has been playing out longer than Ivy knows.

LibrarianRyan Ivy and her mom are not the closest. Ivy often fells like a third wheel between her mom and her mom‘s best friend, and this recent accident and other things just expands that gap more. However, this is a dual story, told in the now time from Ivy‘s perspective in suburban America. The other side of the story is from mom‘s perspective at the same age as her daughter in 1990‘s Chicago.

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LibrarianRyan This story is a thrilling mystery with a magical streak. Magic dark and light are the thread that sews together this story of family connections, family togetherness and family safety. If one is a fan of Practical Magic or other Alice Hoffman magic books, they are sure to enjoy this tale. It is dark, atmospheric, and completely engrossing. Once started this book will be hard to put down as the reader not only needs to know what happens next bu 3mo
LibrarianRyan but also have their “who done it” theories slashed into pieces.

While not a tale of horror, this book is a witchy treasure perfect for long cozy nights. It has intrigue, it has heart, it has small bouts of scariness. So beware, dead animals are present, and so is underage drinking and crashes associated with that action.

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BookwormAHN
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This book was somewhat between a pick and so-so. It was entertaining but a tad preachy and there was a lot of rabbit murder.
Ivy has memory problems plus a stalker and a mother who is a witch. Dana (Ivy's mom) not the greatest parent and her history is quite dark.
#Pantone2022 #PolarNights @Clwojick

Clwojick Great job! I found this one weird but good. 🐰 3mo
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MidnightBookGirl
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My #currentread for book club this weekend.

LibrarianRyan I liked this. I went in blind so was not expecting what i got from the cover. 3mo
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kimmypete1
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Dark and creepy and I loved it!

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Eggbeater
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This was an intense tale of magic's darker side. It was nicely put together. The characters were mesmerizing train wrecks. Trigger warning for animal cruelty.

LibrarianRyan I liked this too. I went in blind so nothing that i would have guessed from the cover. 4mo
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rather_be_reading
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Book 222

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Branwen
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My Bookish Box arrived yesterday, and while I loved the shirt and goodies it contained, this special edition of the tagged book is quite obvious the treasure of this month's box! 😍 IT'S SO GORGEOUS I CAN'T EVEN HANDLE IT! 💕📚💕 This is one of my favorite YA books of the year so far, so I'm especially overjoyed to have this! #bookishbox #bookmail

RaeLovesToRead Edges 😍😍😍 4mo
wanderinglynn The edges! 😍 A gorgeous edition! 4mo
vivastory I enjoyed yr latest video. Have you read 4mo
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Branwen @RaeLovesToRead @wanderinglynn RIGHT?! I can't stop looking at it...and touching it! 😍😂 @vivastory Thank you so much, Scott! I'm glad you liked it! I keep meaning to post a link to the videos here on Litsy each week but I keep forgetting! 😭 Also, NO! I have NOT read Signal to Noise! 😱 I have somehow never heard of it until you mentioned it! I must rectify this immediately! 😎👍🏻 Is it your favorite book by her? 4mo
vivastory It is my favorite, although I *really* loved Mexican Gothic & I feel like a lot of people don't give her enough credit for how strange she went with the ending of that one 😂 I will def be reading Daughter of Dr Moreau. I love the Moreau connection. Several yrs ago I binge read several Wells' books & Island of Moreau remains a fave 4mo
Branwen @vivastory I love Mexican Gothic too! I really enjoy how bonkers the ending was! 😁🙈 I think my absolute favorite one of hers is Certain Dark Things, because of the vampire aspect! But...the good news is, I just ordered the paperback copy of Signal to Noise, which is coming out this fall (or at least a reprint of it is) and I placed a hold on it so I will be the first to get it when it comes in! 📚 4mo
vivastory I really enjoyed Certain Dark Things too. I hope you like it! I'm happy to see Tor Nightfire is reissuing it! 4mo
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Eggbeater
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Book mail from @FountainBookstore for my book clubs for August and September. I am so excited! I ❤️ book mail. I've been waiting for this all day.

Anyone read any of these?

BookwormAHN I just started Our Crooked Hearts. It's quite creepy and intriguing. 4mo
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Bookish_Viking
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Bookish box books are getting nicer and nicer. Loving the stenciling and embossing designs.

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Juzupis
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Secrets. Lies. Super-Bad Choices. Witchcraft #melissaalbert

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GondorGirl
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There are a lot of dead rabbits in this book. A lot. Which makes it extra awkward when this guy is keeping me company while reading on the deck. Sorry, little guy, I swear I don't like ritual animal sacrifice! 😳

TheRiehlDeal There was a decapitated bunny on the side of my house a couple weeks ago. It was pretty gruesome. 😢 5mo
GondorGirl @TheRiehlDeal Eww. We've not had rabbits before this year. The neighbor had six indoor/outdoor cats until this spring. Now we have all kinds of bunnies and birds! 5mo
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AmandaBlaze
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This is my new favorite book by Albert. I was drawn in by the magic and stayed for the relationships. Well-written with beautiful imagery.

braddsibbersen Great cover 5mo
GondorGirl I'm reading this one right now! I'm really loving the dual time line and the way Albert crafts a story. The dead animals... not so much. 5mo
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Read_By_Red
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Our Crooked Hearts is a gripping story full of magic, the supernatural, betrayals, friendships, loss, love and strength. I enjoyed experiencing the events of the novel from both Ivy and Dana‘s perspectives. The audiobook was an enjoyable listen. I really liked Ivy‘s chapters; the tone, inflection and sarcasm was spot on and it really felt like I was listening to a coming-of-age teen experiencing and surrounded by some unique events.

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AmandaBlaze
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Getting pulled down a dark an twisty rabbit hole with this one.

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Branwen
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All three of these books have a publication state of next week, but they were out today! WOW! I had them preordered, so when I saw them on the table I canceled my order and snagged them today! 😁📚👍🏻 I love Melissa Albert's previous books, so I'm probably going to start with that one!

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TorieStorieS
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I really enjoyed Albert‘s first two novels, so I was really excited to dive into this one that comes out at the end of June! Told in two timelines, by mother & daughter, this witchy story entrances readers from the start! Ivy‘s summer starts when a mysterious encounter gets her grounded. Her mother, Dana, relays her own childhood & exposure to magic. Well-performed, I enjoyed this but was distracted by the obvious Chicago-ness of the unnamed city!

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Sara_Planz
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This would appeal to fans of the The Craft, Practical Magic, and Charmed. Told from the alternating POV of Ivy and her mother Dana, this explores Dark Magic, female friendship, along with the give and take of complex mother/daughter relationships, all wrapped up in a mystery. Ivy knows her mother has secrets and after a mysterious run-in with an unknown girl, Ivy begins to try to put together clues to her mother's past, as well as her own.

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elkeOriginal
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A dark witchy tale of a mother & daughter discovering magic in their youth. Their alternate timelines & voices meshed very well together, and all the mysteries came together in a very tense, exciting conclusion. I will admit Albert‘s writing sometimes annoys me & there was a ritual element that was definitely a trigger that I had to skip.
Fast, dark magic read that should satisfy if you have the need!
Due out in June 2022.

Alfoster Agree with everything you said about it! It was so weird in places!😱 8mo
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GondorGirl
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#BookMail

This one comes out in June 2022 and sounds dark and twisty and REALLY good!

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ChaoticMissAdventures
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Thanks Edelweiss for the advanced copy
This is a YA read expected publication late June 2022

Love the cover hope this is the final
I enjoyed this, though it felt a bit surface level, something about the writing had me not fully understanding who the characters were.
I do think this is an excellent example of how to do multiple timelines there is good balance & flow in they depend on each other completely

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ChaoticMissAdventures
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#weekendreading @andrew65

This month has been a bit of a book slump, I have only finished 2 books, one was even an audio. Hoping to get back into the grove today, since 2 of these are overdue library books.

Andrew65 Hope you have a good reading weekend. 10mo
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underground_bks
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Out 6/28 | This book had me in its CLUTCHES, bewitched & reading at breakneck speed. This deliciously creepy & darkly magical story follows a daughter (now, in the suburbs) and her mother around the same age (the 1990s, in the city) as each encounters an ability that may prove as sinister as it is supernatural. Powerful witchcraft, a (literally) haunting past, & wicked twists will keep your own crooked heart beating as fast as you flip the pages!

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