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The Wilderwomen
The Wilderwomen | Ruth Emmie Lang
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Ohioana Book Award finalist Ruth Emmie Lang returns with a new cast of ordinary characters with extraordinary abilities in The Wilderwomen....
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Cathyloves2read
The Wilderwomen | Ruth Emmie Lang
Mehso-so

I found this book to be just “ok”. I found parts interesting, and other parts not so much. Even though the story is based on women with extraordinary abilities, much of it seemed a bit too far fetched for me.

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Eggs
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Day 3: #Sharreadathon @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Finished 5 books so far!

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Wow!!! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 7d
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Eggs
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#JoyousJanuaryReadathon wrap-up:

15 books. Favorites: This Tender Land, Long Bright River, What Lies in the Woods, Circus Train

My goal was to catch up on BOTMs (5) and I finished them!

Thanks for hosting @Andrew65 !!

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks How was This Tender Land and The Wilderwomen? 7d
Eggs @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks TenderLand was 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟. Wilder Women was ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ -good but takes longer to get there 7d
Andrew65 Another brilliant Readathon for you. Thanks for playing along 👏👏👏🥳🍾🥂🙌😍 7d
Eggs @Andrew65 🤗🙌🏻📚🥰 7d
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dmanto00
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⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️

I absolutely adored this book. It was such a nice, magical realism book. I loved the characters, their abilities, and the journey along the way.

#TheWilderwomen #RuthEmmieLang

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ICantImReading
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Enchanting and creative, but with a hint of melancholy, this book whisks readers away on a magical journey with memorable stops and vivid characters along the way. I really loved Zadie and Finn and found myself re-reading beautiful sentences. I‘m still pondering the the ending and potential metaphors/symbolism. I think this read would inspire great book club conversations and a sense of wonder and adventure. #BOTM

DimeryRene Sold!!!! 1w
ICantImReading @DimeryRene I hope you like it if you give it a try! 🥰 1w
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Kempfme
The Wilderwomen | Ruth Emmie Lang
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This read is about a road trip between sisters looking for their mother who had disappeared 5 years ago. It was slow in parts, and somethings seemed a little disconnected. This could have used a little a bit more editing, but it was an interesting idea. Thanks to St. Martin's Press and NetGalley for this read.

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DarcysMom
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⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
#audiobook

mabell Good to see you back! 4w
DarcysMom @mabell Thanks! I am happy to be back! 4w
Reggie Yeah, I was just about to say where have you been. You and @KathyWheeler are my audiobook audio walk reviewers on here and you have been mia. Good to see you back. 4w
DarcysMom @Reggie 2022 got away from me completely. I am hopeful I will be here consistently this year. 4w
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DarcysMom
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#audiobook
❤❤❤

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DogEaredBooks
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I read a lot more this year than I expected. I read a lot of great books and I look forward to more in 2023!

(This excludes comparisons to my reading number in middle school and before when my reading was incomprehensibly high - much to many of my teachers‘ chagrin)

Bookzombie Congratulations!! 1mo
Cazxxx Well done 👏🏻 1mo
Gissy Impressive🤩📚📚📚📚💪👏👏👏👏 1mo
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CBee
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This was my #doublespin for December and I loved it. Also, random, but I love all of the unique names - Finn, Zadie, Juniper, even Nora. A magical book - I‘ll read anything @ruthemmielang writes! ♥️😊 @TheAromaofBooks

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BookwormAHN
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Mehso-so

To be brutally honest, I really enjoyed this book right up til the ending which I thought was way to cute/convenient. This book about two sisters who went on a quest to find their mother who had abandoned them five years before.
#WinterReadathon @Andrew65 @GHABI4ROSES @DieAReader #BookSpinBingo @TheAromaofBooks #WinterCozyBingo @PuddleJumper

DieAReader 🥳🥳🥳 1mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 1mo
Andrew65 Well done ☃️☃️☃️ An ending can make or break a book. 1mo
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FelinesAndFelonies
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I loved Beasts of Extraordinary Circumstances. It was my intro to magical realism. When I saw Ruth Emmie Lang had a new book out, I had to read it. And it's about sisters. 🥹 This book is beautifully written. A story of two sisters looking for their missing mother while guarding their hearts from abandonment. Not as good as Beasts but a solid ⭐⭐⭐⭐💫. I hated for it to end. ❤️

GondorGirl This book was so charming! 1mo
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JenReadsAlot
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Mehso-so

Sigh.... I was looking forward to this one as I loved her first book, but could not connect with the characters. My #bookspin for December @TheAromaofBooks

marleed Yea, I over anticipated this one too, and found myself disappointed with it. 2mo
JenReadsAlot @marleed Glad I'm not alone. 2mo
TheAromaofBooks This one is on my shelf... but I still have read Beasts of Extraordinary Circumstances, either 😂 2mo
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marleed
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Mehso-so

This one is a slow pick for me. I liked the sister bonding but it seemed like they were barely teens rather than 18 and 23. I also thought there were so many distinct elements of magical realism which made the story more fantastical than I expected. Sometimes that‘s the way it goes when I judge a book by its gorgeous cover!

JenReadsAlot I'm reading this now and so far I'm feeling the same. I loved her first book! 2mo
marleed @JenReadsAlot Yea, I loved Beasts of Extraordinary Circumstances too. I think I may have been anticipating too much for this one. 2mo
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jdiehr
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Mehso-so

In theory, this book sounded right up my alley.

In reality, I found it a bit of a slog.

Zadie and Finn are half sisters whose mom disappeared five years ago. They use their psychic abilities to try to find her.

I kept wishing they would find her already so we could ALL move on with our lives 😄

PS - We went to the woods to get our Christmas tree yesterday, and I brought the book for the photo op

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JenReadsAlot
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TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! 2mo
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LittlebearReads
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Not only is this a great magical adventure tale, it is also a really nice, lyrical explanation of sorrow, growth, and looking for what‘s been lost. While the pacing isn‘t particularly quick, the tone/style plays well with the content and gives the book a beautiful solemn undercurrent.

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Laughterhp
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Read a lot of great books in November! I don‘t know if I‘ll finish another one before the month ends with work travel the next few days.

So calling it early, this was my favorite read of the month.

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Magdalenka
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Today is good book day ! My book of the moth club arrived ❤️

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Megabooks
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Lang has warmed my heart again! She writes imperfect characters you want to root for.

Zadie and Finn‘s mom just walked out one day and never came back. Young Finn was taken in by a wonderful foster family, but barely adult Zadie had to fend for herself, driving a wedge between this sisters. When Finn graduates high school, she convinces Zadie to use their sixth-sense gifts to search for their mother.

Ruthiella That‘s an Instagram-worthy photo! 😍 2mo
BarbaraBB Beautiful pic indeed 😍 2mo
Cinfhen Nice review and lovely photo 😍 2mo
Cinfhen I love seeing fall leaves 🍁 2mo
Megabooks @Ruthiella @BarbaraBB @Cinfhen thank you so much! I‘ve really enjoyed using the outdoors for photos this year. 2mo
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ruthemmielang
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So happy that THE WILDERWOMEN is finally out in the world! Here‘s a pic of me posing with it and attempting to look natural 😆

slategreyskies Yay! So happy for you! 🥰 2mo
AmyG I look forward to reading it! 2mo
JenReadsAlot My #botm pick!! 2mo
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BennettBookworm Cannot wait!! Congrats!!! 2mo
Chrissyreadit It was my BOTM pick- congrats on new book! (edited) 2mo
Sungirl79 Congrats!! It was my BOTM pick too!😊 2mo
ruthemmielang @AmyG 🥳👏🏻 2mo
ruthemmielang @JenReadsAlot yay!! Thanks for picking it 👏🏻 2mo
ruthemmielang @Chrissyreadit thank you for picking it!! 2mo
ruthemmielang @Sungirl79 yay!! Thank you! 😄✨ 2mo
BookBosomed1 My #botm pick. Looking forward to it. 2mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Awesome pic!! Of course this was my choice 💫💛 2mo
Bklover Can‘t wait to read this one! Congratulations!! 2mo
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Laughterhp
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Yes, I‘ve already read, finished and loved this book!

This is a magical realism and mystery book about sisters and family. I didn‘t know much about this book before I picked it up, but thought it was just great. I don‘t want to say a lot about it, since I think it was just actually released this week (maybe last week).

You should pick this up!

ICantImReading I‘m looking forward to this one, and your review makes me extra excited! My BOTM box was delayed, but it‘s supposed to finally be here tomorrow! 🤗 2mo
Megabooks I‘m in the middle of this and 💯 agree! 2mo
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BarbaraTheBibliophage
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Ruth Emmie Lang explores family relationships with a solid dose of magical realism in her new book, The Wilderwomen. It‘s a sweet and engaging exploration of sisterhood and the complications inherent in mother-daughter connections. This is my first venture into the world of Ruth Emmie Lang‘s writing. It won‘t be my last.

Full review https://www.TheBibliophage.com #thebibliophage2022
#thxnetgalley

CBee Her first book is probably one of my all time favorites! 2mo
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jdiehr
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An extra special BOTM box this month 😊

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JenReadsAlot
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#botm #bookmail and my socks for completing the reading challenge!

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BookBosomed1
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I loved the previous book I read by the tagged author, so I was excited to see her new book is a Nov #botm choice. I also *had* to get the add-on because I am a sucker for books with a dark academia aesthetic.

Librarybelle I chose the exact same books for my box! 3mo
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swishandflick
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Welp, my "one book" intension didn't work out ?

#BOTM

Megabooks 😂 best laid plans… 3mo
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Megabooks
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So what did everyone else get?? #botm I was very tempted by the Quick but I want to see what Aardvark has.

PS super pumped about the Lang!!

PPS have either of you heard of this horror title @Reggie @vivastory ? I‘ll tag it ⬇️

Cinfhen Ahhh, I was waiting for #BOTM to drop!!! 3mo
TheBookHippie Well, I guess I‘ll go look 😂♥️ 3mo
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Megabooks @Cinfhen they had the new Shapiro on there, but I think I‘m going to #BorrowNotBuy based on your review. 👍🏻 3mo
Megabooks @TheBookHippie 👍🏻💜 3mo
TheBookStacker I am so excited for white horse! It sounds awesome! 3mo
Cinfhen It‘s definitely a #BorrowNotBuy in my opinion/ and it‘s a slim novel less than 250 pages 3mo
Jemgirl2014 Congrats on finishing the Shelf Slayer challenge! 3mo
JamieArc I was tempted by the Quick too, but got White Horse and added The Cloisters and Lolly Willows. They all screamed “It‘s November! Dark days are coming! Time to cozy up and read!” to me 😊 3mo
Megabooks @TheBookStacker me too!! It wasn‘t on my radar at all but the reviews are great. 3mo
Megabooks @Jemgirl2014 thank you! 3mo
Megabooks @JamieArc the cloisters was so tempting. It‘s definitely on my future add on radar! 3mo
Megabooks @JamieArc also I love sweater + book + blanket weather! A nice cup of coffee or maybe some tea with honey, too. 3mo
Reggie I‘m reading it right now and it started off meh but it‘s getting better 3mo
Megabooks @Reggie good to know! 3mo
EKonrad I think I might skip this month - which I never do! Already have an ARC of Wilderwomen. I think I might be too sad not getting a box this month though! Lol 3mo
Kimberlone I also picked Wilderwomen…pretending I don‘t still have my BOTM edition of Beasts of Extraordinary Circumstance sitting on my TBR…. 3mo
Megabooks @EKonrad I skipped last month. Sometimes it just isn‘t right 🤷🏻‍♀️🫤 3mo
Megabooks @Kimberlone you have to get to Beasts! 5⭐️ 🙌🏻🙌🏻 3mo
jlhammar I was really pleased with the choices this month! I also went with White Horse and added We Are the Light and The Last Party (hoping that will be a fun one to read around NY Eve). If I had a 4th spot, I would have thrown in The Cloisters. 3mo
vivastory I added this one to my BOTM 3mo
vivastory *White Horse 3mo
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ICantImReading
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Excited for November #BOTM and to see what everyone else is choosing! 🥰

BookwormAHN I chose the same 👻 3mo
ICantImReading @BookwormAHN yay! What a great reading month! 😀 3mo
BookBosomed1 I chose the same two! 3mo
ICantImReading @BookBosomed1 excited to see what you think! 🥰 3mo
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Avanders
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Ok well look, I never claimed to have any self-control w/ books! #BookoftheMonth #BOTM selections 🤩

And @Deblovestoread , what a lovely surprise!! I love this! It really made my day. Thank you for your thoughtfulness! ♥️♥️♥️

Happy Halloween everyone!!
💜🧙🏽‍♀️💚🧑🏽‍🎤🖤🧛🏽‍♀️♥️👹🧡🎃💜🔮💚🧿🖤🩸♥️

ICantImReading I also got The Wilderwomen and The Cloisters, and I‘m reading Thistlefoot now (from my October box). I‘m loving it so far! 🏚🍗🍗 🎃 3mo
Avanders @ICantImReading yay!! Glad you‘re loving it so far 😁 new books are a o exciting! 😄 3mo
BethM That‘s why you‘re here -none of us do ;) 3mo
Avanders @BethM 🤭 so true! 3mo
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swishandflick
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Ooh, pretty please with sugar on top, I hope this #BOTM clue is referring to The Wilderwomen 🤞🏽 (by the author of Beasts of Extraordinary Circumstance, which I LOVED).

What do you think? Any other previous November authors with new releases that you're hoping for?

Megabooks I would totally be down for this!! 3mo
JamieArc I think you‘re totally right, but my first thought was the new Kevin Wilson book (I was thinking of his previous book with sisters). 3mo
ErikasMindfulShelf I enjoyed the Wilderwomen. 3mo
marleed Ooh, I‘m hoping for this book too! 3mo
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robinb
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Listed as a YA Magical Realism story, this book is a bit hard to describe and odd for me. Zadie and Finn are sisters with paranormal abilities…Zadie is a psychic and Finn can see past memories. Their mother, Nora, leaves them for no apparent reason when Zadie is 18, and Finn is put into the foster care system. Five years later, with Zadie pregnant from a defunct relationship and Finn graduating high school, Finn pushes Zadie to set off 🔻

robinb cross country to find Nora (she‘s seeing memories from her mom‘s past). Thus begins an adventure of discoveries as they search for the truth of why and where their mother disappeared. This is told from varying perspectives (all 3 women) and because of that was a bit convoluted at times for me. There are some twists and turns, some dangerous moments as well as some heartbreaking ones. I‘m not sure how I felt about the 🔻 4mo
robinb denouement/ending, but overall I saw it as a good story about families…their strengths and their weaknesses. There‘s some symbolism (and some I probably didn‘t catch) as well as instances of how much we‘ll sacrifice for others. Forgiveness and understanding are big as well. All in all, not a bad read, just unusual/unique. 4/5⭐️ 4mo
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abookishbutterfly
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I adored Ruth Emmie Lang‘s debut novel so I had high hopes for this sophomore release. Unfortunately, even though I sensed it was supposed to make me feel things, I was rather indifferent to it all. It was quirky like Beasts of Extraordinary Circumstance, but the emotional component did not hit right for me. I never found myself especially eager to get back to this, either.

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Addison_Reads
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#NetGalley #ARC

This was a heartfelt read that in many ways reminded me of Sarah Addison Allen's books. It follows two sisters with magical powers who are searching for their mom.

It's fast paced, not too heavy, has some lighthearted fun moments, and will just make you happy once you've finished.

CBee OMG she has a new book?!?!? *scampers off to look* (her book Beasts of Extraordinary Circumstance is one of my favorites) @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks LOOKKKKK 5mo
Addison_Reads @CBee It comes out in November this year. 5mo
Bklover Woohoo!!! Definitely adding this to my list! Hooray to @ruthemmielang ! 5mo
CBee @Addison_Reads I‘m so stoked 😊😊😊 5mo
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vlwelser
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I liked this. It's fun. A pair of young women, sisters, go on a quest to find their mum. And use their magical powers to do so.

#BookSpinBingo @TheAromaofBooks (late posting. This was from July.)

Pub date is 11/15/22
#ARC #Netgalley

TheAromaofBooks I still have Beasts of Extraordinary Circumstance by this author on my shelf!!! One of these days! 6mo
vlwelser @TheAromaofBooks I vaguely remember liking that one also but have no actual memory of the book itself. 6mo
TheAromaofBooks Isn't it funny how that works? So many books I've read and can only remember general feelings about it instead of anything about the book itself! My book blog has become my memory bank for that kind of thing - it's so handy to type in a book and then reread my own thoughts from several years ago! 😂 6mo
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
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Jennifer! My mouth fell open when I opened this package!! Thank you so much for thinking of me! I have been waiting for @ruthemmielang to write another book!! I am starting it today! Thank you sooooooo much!! ❤️❤️❤️

🌙🌟💫⭐️✨

Jas16 I hope that you enjoy it! 6mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Jas16 I know I will! ❤️ 6mo
Laughterhp Oh, I didn‘t know she had another book out! 6mo
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Laughterhp Yes! I loved it! 6mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Laughterhp me too!! 💛🌙🌟 6mo
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chronoreads
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Really enjoyed reading this. The blend of magic and realism was perfectly balanced, so the story felt like it could be real even though there are paranormal elements. I didn't see the ending coming, but it was built up enough that it was satisfying.

Disclaimer: I received this book through a Goodreads giveaway in exchange for an unbiased and honest review.

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FelinesAndFelonies
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Ahh! Pub date November 2022. I cannot wait! I loved Beasts of Extraordinary Circumstances!

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