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Elizabeth stays in the background as the cousin then wife then victim in the story of Victor Frankenstein. This is her version of the story.

I wasn‘t expecting to be as engrossed in this as I was. White takes a background, flat character & gives her a depth & internal world that blew me away. And finally a retelling that treats Victor as the creepy incel he really is. I‘m a little torn on the ending, but overall I really loved this. 🌕🌕🌕🌕🌗

BookmarkTavern Chapters 13 and 22 off page child death and child murder, Chapter 23 forced institutionalization 8mo
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The Passion of Artemisia | Susan Vreeland
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The life of Artemisia Gentileschi, the first woman accepted into the Accademia dell‘ Arte in Florence.

What a lush novel! The way Vreeland paints a beautiful scene, and an unflinching portrait of a passionate and ambitious and flawed woman. Also loved the attention paid to Artemisia‘s process and artwork. I definitely had to look up every single painting as I read. Will be seeking out more of Vreeland‘s work! 🌕🌕🌕🌕🌑

BookmarkTavern The first three chapters deal with the aftermath of Artemisia‘s rape by her painting instructor, her public trial, and the torture she endured for her testimony 8mo
TheSpineView Great job! 8mo
dabbe 🖤🎃🖤 8mo
Catsandbooks 🙌🏼🦇🧡 8mo
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A reread actually. This is an excellent, extremely dark horror romance about a woman serial killer getting revenge on some truly evil people, and the FBI profiler investigating her. One of the best indie books I‘ve ever read. I cannot recommend enough, but with caveats as there are some serious content warnings to be aware of. 5⭐️
#Scarathlon #HHC 11 hours of reading

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Neil Gaiman has taken inspiration from many places for his creative works. This book examines the medieval influences on some of his projects.

Such an insightful book! What we think of as Medieval has changed over the years, and Gaiman‘s use of these different interpretations just makes his own writing better. Makes me want to reread a bunch of Gaiman‘s books, and also seek out the ones I haven‘t encountered yet, like Sandman. 🌕🌕🌕🌕🌑

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Nessavamusic
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Finally returning to this dark manga about an orphanage with a very dark purpose. Excellent writing & art, as well as genuinely scary. 5⭐️

#Scarathlon #HHC Finished two bingo cards with this one including my #bookspinbingo card. 2 hours of reading.
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VenCo: A Novel | Cherie Dimaline
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This started so strong, but all the build led to a very blah ending. A story about the building of a group of witches to help fix the world. The idea is solid, a fun feminist story. However, the execution just fell flat. It just felt like this needed more time and editing to come together. I didn‘t hate it, but was disappointed. 3⭐️
#Scarathlon 6 hours reading 181 word search words #HHC
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The Whisper Man | Alex North
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A solid thriller with lots of twists and turns. If I read this again I would skip the audiobook though. The narrator did not differentiate the characters well so it was difficult keeping track of POV‘s. 4⭐️

#Scarathlon 5 hours reading #HHC
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Finished this one this morning. Not currently on Litsy. Classic, silly and funny Molly Harper paranormal romance. I actually liked the couple more in this one. Currently just in Audible. 4⭐️

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Nessavamusic
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A genuinely scary collection of horror stories that all revolve around home and family. This makes them more impactful and terrifying. I highly recommend! 5⭐️

#Scarathlon 8 hours of reading #HHC
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Black Sheep | Rachel Harrison
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This was really fun, dark and a bit gory. Our main character returns home, after leaving its cultish atmosphere, to attend a wedding. There is more to this than just a stereotypical religious cult. Our main character was a lovable loser, her sarcasm was great. I think this is my favorite of this author‘s books so far. 4.5⭐️
5 hrs of reading, 127 word search words
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