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FelinesAndFelonies
The Cloisters | Katy Hays
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Panpan

I LOVE dark academia with my whole heart. Sadly, if I had to pick a most disappointing, most anticipated book off of my list, this would be it. While it is DA, whoever decided to compare it to The Secret History and Ninth House should be fired. I felt like there wasn't adequate character development to explain the motives of the characters. Overall, it just fell flat. ⭐⭐💫

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wanderinglynn
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Pickpick

Book 2 for #winterreadathon

Overall I liked it. It kept me entertained, an easy read, and I enjoyed the story despite the predictably & plot holes.

Plus, it almost gave me a blackout bingo. Who knew in 2 holiday books that reindeer wouldn‘t be mentioned?! Minced pie, on the other hand, will probably be a bigger challenge.

DieAReader Amazing job!!!🎄🤓📚♥️ now
Andrew65 Wow! A great first day 🎄🎄🎄 now
Andrew65 I‘ve come across mince pie 9 times today. Nativity not at all 🤷‍♂️ now
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Runner5ive
Calculated Risks | Seanan McGuire
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Pickpick

Although I like some better than others, I never dislike a Seanan McGuire book. This is no exception, but it started on shaky ground. It felt a bit like an excuse to create an old early 50‘s/60‘s sci-fi style dimension (eg Fantastic Planet) with giant spiders to have our heroes stuck in, with the addition of zombies, but it worked out okay and I‘m glad the book ended how it did. I am glad that the POV changes character every 2 books, for variety

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GidgetsTreasures75
Darling Girl | Liz Michalski
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12-1-22: My November Book Wrap Up part 2! These 8 books were all 4⭐️ and I thoroughly enjoyed them.

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peanutnine
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Mehso-so

This was my irl bookclub's pick for the month. I thought the magic system was super interesting & the main character was delightfully snarky. It played on an old noir theme with a very dark magical murder to solve. There were some issues with misogynistic descriptions about women & not giving enough background info on some aspects of the magical world. But as first in a series and one of this author's earliest books, there's room for improvement.

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julesG
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ICantImReading
The Cloisters | Katy Hays
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Pickpick

⭐️⭐️⭐️💫

With a great setting and exquisite vibes, this slow burner (but maybe a little too slow?) assesses ambition, privilege, and fate vs. free will. It definitely has intriguing elements, but it‘s not a “new” story - I wasn‘t really surprised by the direction it took. I also wish some aspects had been developed more. #BOTM

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BookishTrish
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The warmest fuzziest story

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iread2much
Smoke Bitten | Patricia Briggs
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Pickpick

While not as good as some of the other books in the series, this is still a good book. I like the building of the Fae tales and powers.
When a shapeless power can take over the people it bites, it‘s up to Mercy to use her resistance to magic and her growing knowledge of the Fae to protect her family and her city.
3.5/5 read if you love the series and if you want a dark Fae story

Texreader Your dog is a beauty 20h
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Gissy
Certain Dark Things: A Novel | Silvia Moreno-Garcia
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This one was a different vampire story. A mix of paranormal characters with humans and drug gangs. I liked the world because it was different with different vampire species It is dark and gory. The conclusion, I think was expected. Sometimes it was difficult to remember some names or words but there is a glossary at the end of the book. 3/3.5⭐️I like that cover😍

Gissy November 2022 #BookSpinBingo @TheAromaOfBooks

3rd and last book read during #NovelNovember @Andrew65 I didn‘t read much this month

#AuthorAMonth @Soubhiville I only have to read now one book I own by this author. But I will like other 3 books written by her.
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Andrew65 Brilliant 👏👏👏 13h
TheAromaofBooks Yay!! 11h
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