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Melreedauthor
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I‘m on to the next one. 😍😍😍😍 This is definitely a re-read and one that I love to delve in to.

At least until I get more books. ❤️❤️❤️

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AmandaBlaze
Anatomy: A Love Story | Dana Schwartz
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Pickpick

I liked this book, but didn't love it. It was a quick read that I finished in two sittings. I read the reviews before reading the novel. It seemed like we were reading a different book entirely. Yes, there is a love story, but it's not main focus of the novel. There were gothic elements, but I didn't find the eeriness that is prevalent in other novels. I chose it as a pick because it was well-written. It just wasn't the book I thought it would be.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Cool cover ❤️ 12h
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Sargar114
Lost Among the Living | Simone St. James
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Pickpick

Strong female lead, terrible humans, multiple suspects, and some super natural flavor. St James is a master at her craft and this one is no exception. Read for #sundaybuddyread and overlapped as my #doublespin 🤘

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morgankayj
The Last Man | Mary Shelley
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Haul! A Series of unfortunate events #6 by Lemony Snicket, and The Last Man by Mary Shelley, bought at Half Price Books today. Also, my mom sent me the ultimate reading challenge, which I'm super excited about!

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KristiAhlers
Lost Among the Living | Simone St. James
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Pickpick

I LOVE this authors writing. Modern day/historical setting I‘m there for it! This book had such great gothic vibes and I truly felt immersed in the story right along with the characters and that to me the sign of a fantastic read! #BuddyRead #mayreadinglist @TheBookHippie @Librarybelle

AmyG Yes, I finished this today and it was wonderful. 23h
Librarybelle This book was amazing!!! 22h
TheBookHippie 🤍🤍🤍🤍 21h
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julieclair Perfect description! Such a great read. 21h
melmes Looks awesome! 13h
melmes Would you recommend it? (edited) 13h
KristiAhlers @melmes absolutely! 8h
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CoffeeNBooks
Lost Among the Living | Simone St. James
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Jo is a war widow who becomes the assistant to her husband's aunt. She soon realizes that all is not what it seems. Another great St. James book! I love how she mixes mystery with the paranormal.

Thanks @TheBookHippie for picking another great book for the #SundayBuddyRead!

TheBookHippie ♥️♥️♥️♥️it‘s so much fun with us all!!! 21h
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bthegood
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I loved this - I loved how the story was told. I was interested the entire time. I'd say it's gothic but not a horror story - definitely mysterious and gloomy. I could see and feel the gloom (well written). Thanks to @Addison_Reads for her review - it sold me on this one -

another book read for #MarvellousMay @Andrew65

Make a great day - 🌞

Andrew65 Brilliant 👏👏👏 Got to love John Boyne. 1d
Addison_Reads I'm so glad you enjoyed it too. 1d
bthegood @Andrew65 @Addison_Reads I'd never read any Boyne books - so this was a good start - 14h
Andrew65 @bthegood So many great books ahead of you then. 12h
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monalyisha
What Big Teeth | Rose Szabo
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Pickpick

This book has a low Litsy rating & I understand why. The blurb on the back cover refers to its “otherness,” which is the perfect word to describe it. Much of the story is un-pin-down-able. The time period is unclear. The characters‘ identities, allegiances, & moralities are unclear. It‘s hard to find your footing. And the answers we get by the end aren‘t fully illuminating. There are still pieces I feel confused about. 👇🏻

monalyisha 1/1: But it‘s also a story about extreme loneliness & trying to fill a yawning void inside of you. I found it subtle & complex…& very influenced by some of my gothic faves (like Shirley Jackson; the main character is Eleanor…shout-out!). It‘s all tied up in mythology, too. The reading experience is discomfiting, to be sure, but ultimately (given my genre preferences), I almost felt at home in it. (edited) 2d
GarethSouthwell Sounds intriguing, though - and what a great cover! 2d
monalyisha Note: Some reviewers said they found the characters unlikeable. They *are* monsters. They‘re wounded, & broken, they lash out; I‘m not excusing. I also thought the author did wonderful, layered work in finding their humanity. (edited) 2d
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monalyisha @GarethSouthwell Isn‘t it?! 🖤 2d
GarethSouthwell @monalyisha Feels almost like I know the artist - I don't suppose it says on the back cover, does it? (edited) 2d
monalyisha It says “Designed by Aurora Parlagreco” but I don‘t know that “designed by” equates to “illustrated by.” Would have to research. It reminds me of the art in 2d
GarethSouthwell @monalyisha Right, I have it! Yes, Aurora Parlagreco is the designer, and though sometimes this also means they too are the illustrator, in this instance it doesn't. The artist it seems is Corey Brickley: https://coreybrickley.com/ 2d
monalyisha @GarethSouthwell Excellent sleuthing! 💯 2d
GarethSouthwell @monalyisha We did it together! ;)
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Palimpsest Great review 2d
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lumbricuslibri
Anatomy: A Love Story | Dana Schwartz
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Mehso-so

Hmm, nope.
Didn't know much about this when I picked it up, I just liked the cover.
Ending was abrupt and dissatisfying.
Not gonna read the sequel (if there'd be one).