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Cinfhen I haven‘t read her before…what else do u recommend ??? 5d
jenniferw88 @Cinfhen I've read 2 others by her - A is for Arsenic (about Agatha Christie and the poisons she uses in her novels) and Death by Shakespeare (about his methods of killing his characters). There's also books about vampires, James Bond, scientific molecules and elements, but I haven't read them yet! 5d
jenniferw88 @Cinfhen the James Bond and Molecule ones aren't available in paperback yet. 5d
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Cinfhen Cool 😎 thanks 5d
jenniferw88 @Cinfhen another fun/interesting fact (?!) I used the Shakespeare one last year for #booked2022 #makeyourownprompt! 5d
Librarybelle This is on my to read list! 5d
Deblovestoread Stacked! 5d
Cinfhen That‘s funny!! Good memory🤓 4d
dabbe @Deblovestoread #ditto! 🤣😍🤩 4d
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Breath of Bones: A Tale of the Golem | Steve Niles, Matt Santoro
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A Jewish town in Poland becomes endangered when a British plane crashes nearby. As Nazis swarm, Noah and his grandfather create a Golem for protection. I'm using this for #Booked2023 #AboutAMonster for now. I'm interested in finding other golem stories. @Cinfhen @BarbaraTheBibliophage @alisiakae

Cinfhen I love golem stories!! The BEST BEST one ever is 2w
Cinfhen Also alice Hoffman wrote a golem story - not as good as I was hoping for but decent 2w
CaitZ @Cinfhen Thank you for the recommendations. I read Golem and the Djinn, that's the one that got me interested, but not the other two. I've added them to my ever-growing TBR pile 2w
Cinfhen LMK if you pick up the Hoffman book or the sequel to Golem 🤓 2w
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River Marked | Patricia Briggs
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Mercy and her crew struggle to control the uncontrollable—a river monster! I‘m #latetotheparty with this series. Plus, I constantly put it down for extended periods. But that‘s only because I‘d like to stretch out my enjoyment.

My only concern is whether the author has a personal connection to the indigenous peoples and mythologies in her books. Or does she practice cultural appropriation?

#booked2023 #aboutamonster #pantone2023 #mochamousse

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It was great returning to Elfhame but I wish I had double checked my belief that this was a stand-alone because I am now left waiting for the sequel to come out so that I find out what happens next. Wren was such an interesting character, part fierce Fae, part traumatized girl. Cannot wait to see what her next moves are.
#birthdaypixiereadathon #fourfoursin23 #armourcharmer #booked2023 #aboutamonster

Lizpixie Two entries!🙌🎉 2mo
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I loved this book all the way through until the ending, which nearly ruined the whole book for me. 😡

Sally first presents as a neurodiverse MC, which I felt was handled really sensitively (not like The Maid which felt like it was slightly poking fun). However, as the story unfolds, we learn how her past may have influenced her behaviour - nature vs nurture, maybe.

This was MUCH darker than I expected but also warm and funny. TW in spoiler.

squirrelbrain Physical abuse, mental abuse, child abuse, paedophilia. 3mo
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Cinfhen Striking cover! 3mo
Cinfhen Human monsters are the WORST monsters 💔 3mo
TrishB We all need to know the ending now!! May need to read. 3mo
squirrelbrain You‘ll just have to read it then @TrishB ! (Please do and then we can discuss the end! 🤣) 3mo
TrishB Keeping my eye out for any offers! 3mo
Librarybelle Hmmm…something to keep on my radar! 3mo
sarahbarnes Interesting…great review! 3mo
LaraReads Great review! Boo for crappy endings though. 3mo
Cathythoughts Interesting review! I‘ve just started this one 🤞🏻 2mo
squirrelbrain I hope you enjoy it Cathy - are you back from your trip now? Hope you had a fabulous time! 2mo
Cathythoughts I am back , thanks it was fab. I have an Amazon parcel … that I keep eyeing , but I‘ll try and wait. Thankyou 😘 2mo
squirrelbrain Oh I‘m glad you got it OK @Cathythoughts - only another week to wait! 2mo
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A true crime graphic novel about the dogged detective who helped bring justice for the victims of the Green River Killer. Gary Ridgway was found guilty of murdering 49 women in the Seattle area in the 80s-90s. He‘s the second most prolific known serial killer in America. Though these crimes feature in the graphic novel, the focus is on the author‘s father, the detective in the case. On #hoopla—a good read during even MORE indoor soccer training.

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Hell Bent | Leigh Bardugo
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I loved it. I think even more than Ninth House.
I went off fantasy for a long time during lockdowns etc but it‘s come back with vengeance and there‘s so much out there 😁
#booked2023 #aboutamonster There are many forms of monsters in this.

LeeRHarry I was the opposite, fantasy was my go to during lockdowns - whatever worked to get us through I guess! 😊 (edited) 3mo
Cinfhen CREEPY COVER 😳 I‘ve heard great things about this author 3mo
Cathythoughts That‘s great! You have loads of fantasy to explore again 👍🏻❤️ 3mo
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Caroline2 Yes. I haven‘t read fantasy for a couple of years now too. Might be time to jump back in! 😀 3mo
tonymp I haven't read anything by this author yet, but I have quite a few I've wanted to read. So cool you've decided to continue with the series. I'm snagged on the decision tree right now. I'm like, “continue with the series? read this standalone I've been wanting to read?“ So little time, so many books. No Canadian disco music, please. LOL 3mo
TrishB @Caroline2 there‘s enough of it about! 3mo
TrishB @tonymp always so many books 😁 3mo
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On the Savage Side: A Novel | Tiffany McDaniel
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This was a really difficult book to get through. So much violence and abuse - the bleakest of bleak existence for two sisters, identical twins whose parents and aunt are addicts & support their addiction with prostitution. Grim & dark with little light except for the tight bond shared by the sisters & their fierce love & loyalty for each other. Told in both past & present McDaniel paints a harrowing tale of addiction and the pain it causes.

ashw21 Have this on hold in the library.. a little nervous to read it 3mo
Cinfhen I honestly thought I would have to abandon the book midway through @ashw21 it was rough!! But McDaniel writes so beautifully even when it‘s really painful and difficult to read. 3mo
Cinfhen Decided to use this for #Booked2023 #AboutAMonster although the monster in this book takes the human form 💔 @BarbaraTheBibliophage @alisiakae 3mo
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TrishB Yikes. I‘ll be mentally prepared before starting this one. 3mo
Cinfhen It‘s rough, @TrishB and as the mom of a daughter 💔💔💔 3mo
Suet624 Is this NF? 3mo
Cinfhen It‘s based on a true unsolved case @Suet624 but this is fictional 3mo
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The Isle of Blood | Rick Yancey
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January Reviews

This is the third book in The Monstrumologist series. I love this series and I hope that in 5 or 6 years my nephew is interested in horror so I can gift him these books and the same for my niece in 10 years or so. 🤞🏻
I don‘t think I mentioned it in my review of the second book, but Steven Boyer‘s narration is excellent. #Booked2023 #aboutamonster

Just a tiny bit sad to move on to the last book. #SeriesLove2023

Hell Bent | Leigh Bardugo
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Alex is determined to get Darlington back. She knows where to find him, the access is the tricky bit, not to mention actually getting him free and out of his prison.

This was dark, especially the flashbacks to the characters' pasts.

Bardugo showed again that she can write adult fiction/Urban Fantasy.

#JoyousJanuary #readathon
#Booked2023 #AboutAMonster

@TheSpineView @Andrew65 @BarbaraTheBibliophage @alisiakae @Cinfhen

Andrew65 Well done, another author I need to get to. 👏👏👏 4mo
swishandflick Are there any non-spoilers you can provide that help explain that creepy cover? *shudders* 4mo
julesG @swishandflick Alex had a white pet rabbit in California. The white rabbit turns up several times. It feels a bit 'Lewis Carroll - Alice in Wonderland' at times. That's the most spoiler free I can come up with. 4mo
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swishandflick Thank you! At least there's an actual rabbit connection, because the creepy anorexic rabbit freaks me out. Haha 4mo
julesG @swishandflick I think the rabbit was the most spoiler free option for the cover. - - oh, and the rabbit is wet. That's why it looks so anorexic. It's wet for a reason. 4mo
swishandflick Gotcha gotcha!!! Thank you! 4mo
TrishB Waiting for my daughter to finish! She hasn‘t started yet. But as she paid for it I‘m waiting (im)patiently! But at least I know it‘s worth waiting for. 4mo
Lucy_Anywhere I really enjoyed Ninth House so good to know the sequel is just as good! 4mo
DogMomIrene 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 Waiting for my library hold. So glad I put this in hold months ago🤩 4mo
operagirl Can't wait to find out what happened to Darlington! 4mo
Cinfhen Ok, I need a monster book… but this is a sequel, right??? And it‘s more fantasy, so probably not this book. 4mo
julesG @Cinfhen Yes, it's the sequel to 4mo
Cinfhen @swishandflick you had me chortling 🤭 I love your anorexic rabbit comment!!! That is SUPER FREAKY!!!!!! 4mo
julesG I'll let you know, when I stumble across another monster book that's not part of a series. 4mo
Cinfhen Thanks so much 😘 4mo
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