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AvidReaderandGeekGirl

AvidReaderandGeekGirl

Joined September 2016

A cute dog and his book-obsessed mom!
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Teen Killers Club by Lily Sparks
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Youngblood by Sasha Laurens
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American Royals III: Rivals | Katharine McGee
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4 stars-I really enjoyed the book EXCEPT for Samantha's parts. I honestly wanted to slap her. All her woe is me pretty, rich, white girl, bs. Ugh! Her only saving graces are her love of Marshall and Nina, but 1/4 of the book from her perspective had me putting it down a lot. I hope the next book focuses on Nina, Daphne, and Jeff, and Sam has a tiny part of it from her perspective, or I might have to give up on a series that I really was loving!

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All Signs Point to Yes | Cam Montgomery, g. haron davis, Adrianne White
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Mehso-so

3 stars, like with any anthology there were some I really enjoyed and some that were just meh. They were all pretty cute though. I would have liked some to be longer and some to be shorter. I'll have to look up some authors for sure! The narrators were all excellent!

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Very Bad People | Kit Frick
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2.75 stars- This book was very underwhelming. It had an unsatisfying ending and just generally fell flat. I can see what the author was going for, but it didn't deliver. It wasn't super predictable in some ways but in others, it was way too predictable. Overall just meh.

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Blackwater | Jeannette Arroyo
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Mehso-so

3 stars- It was good for representation but it left a LOT of unanswered questions and was confusing AF. That said other than those things it was enjoyable. I liked the chronic illness rep and all the other rep as well.

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Love on the Brain | Ali Hazelwood
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Mehso-so

3.25 stars, I've loved everything else I've read by her, but this was just not that good. It had me cringing in parts and not for the usual romance reasons. It didn't have enough depth into certain issues, and others were just trite and WAY too cliche. It was still hilarious at parts and mostly enjoyable. Also, I think she just tried to do too much with this one book.

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Very Bad People | Kit Frick
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I think I know where this is going....

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Mehso-so

3 stars- The book was interesting, but because of the way it was set up, especially in audiobook format let your attention wander at the beginning of the chapter when he was talking about the history of the poison, and only begin to pay attention at the true crime and “how it kills“ parts at the end of each chapter. Which means you'd miss things. It was also a bit overall technical. But it was informative.

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Killers of a Certain Age | Deanna Raybourn
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4.75 stars- This was as funny as her Veronica Speedwell books, I also liked the older protagonists (around 60 yrs old) and that they, for the most part, were realistic. They had all the older women's problems, both health-wise and socially but used them to their advantage. It was a fun book and just what I needed, the narrator was excellent and I'd love a prequel!

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🌱 💀 So far pretty interesting 🙂

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These Fleeting Shadows | Kate Alice Marshall
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3.75 stars-This book was pretty darn good. I loved most of the characters. I wish some of the “villains“ weren't so over the top though. It was enjoyable. But not the greatest writing in the world. I did like Helen and her story and I LOVED Bryony.

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Mehso-so

3.5 stars- I thought for a memoir the narration was excellent. It was quite slow-moving, yet there was a lot going on. I was so glad in the end that the outcome was what it was. I never realized quite how bad Scientology was. I knew it was bad, but not this much of a total cult. The fact it has been declared a religion in the US is terrifying!

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These Fleeting Shadows | Kate Alice Marshall
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So far creepy and odd.

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Upgrade: A Novel | Blake Crouch
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5 stars I loved this book. The ending was perfect! You don't get a perfect ending with everything told to you. It doesn't end happily ever after, but that's what I love about Blake Crouch's books! I would have liked a bit more about his wife, Ava, Nadine, and Kara, but other than that perfect! It was a wild ride. I laughed, I cried, and I gasped in surprise. It was just a great book!

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Hook, Line, and Sinker | Tessa Bailey
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3.5 stars
This was cute but I did roll my eyes quite a bit. Everything just ended up perfectly which was a bit nauseating, to be honest. And parts were just over the top. The narrator was great and it was fun and plenty steamy! I don't really care for slow burn though.

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Started this one last night and so far horrifying!

#scientology #relgion #nonfic #nonfiction #audiobook #memoir

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2.5 stars- I don't think authors should narrate their own books most of the time, but this author did okay. However, the book was at least 5 hrs too long with all the Norman Mailer and Kurt Vonget stuff. Also, the gruesome narrator of the crimes was graphically described WAY too many times, it was just over and over again. I did appreciate the amount of research the author put into the book.

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How to Survive Your Murder | Danielle Valentine
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2.25 stars-
Another HIGHLY predictable “thriller“ I saw 75% of the twists coming at least an hour before they happened, most at least 2 hours.
Most of the characters were flat, and I didn't really care much when they died because we didn't know that much about them.
It did have some good quotes though. And the narrator was excellent.

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Love on the Brain | Ali Hazelwood
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Got my BOTM box!

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How to Survive Your Murder | Danielle Valentine
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So far it's okay, at 36%

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Hook, Line, and Sinker | Tessa Bailey
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Started this one last night!

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The Counselors | Jessica Goodman
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Mehso-so

3 stars- It was a reasonably good story, but HIGHLY predictable, I knew who the killer was and why by 25-35% of the book! I liked the journey, though, so it got 3 stars and not
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40-Love | Olivia Dade
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4.75 stars, I really enjoyed this book, it was cute, funny, and sweet, I loved the big girl rep, as well as the partly-disabled and older female MC. It had both hilarious moments and heartfelt ones too. Overall a very fun book.

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4 stars- This book really captured Spike's voice, and they picked the perfect time in Spike's life to set it right in the middle of a lot of changes and turmoil. I may have read the whole book in the actor's voices! It was light-hearted and fun. It also had good character development. I really hope there's a sequel!

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The Romance Recipe | Ruby Barrett
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Best book of August!

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Don't Let in the Cold | Keely Parrack
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Mehso-so

For a survival thriller it was a bit boring. I honestly thought it would be over around 47%, it was simply too long! I did end up enjoying the story, it was just very slow-moving. The narrator was excellent. I would have liked a resolution to the father mystery as well. The characters were fairly likable, but I wouldn't say lovable. I did like that both female MCs had health issues. That added an urgency element as well as a diversity element.

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40-Love | Olivia Dade
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Don't Let in the Cold | Keely Parrack
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Velvet Was the Night | Silvia Moreno-Garcia
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2.5 stars I REALLY disliked Maite. She was annoying and didn't like animals! Also, her dreamer mentality was irritating. As was her obsession with Secret Romance. I LOVE some books but I don't compare real life to them, because that's just unreasonable! I much preferred Elvis! I saw the "twist" coming miles away, so overall a disappointment especially as I enjoyed Mexican Gothic! The narrator was decent.

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The Romance Recipe | Ruby Barrett
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4.5 stars, sweet sapphic romance with an a-hole verbally abusive father, I did really enjoy this, the dad was a lot like my own, a bully, but overall it was a funny, sweet book that I thoroughly enjoyed. I wish they'd gotten into the mom more though. I'm glad they didn't really try to redeem the dad and give him so excuse. The narrators were great but I wish they'd had more distinctive voices, it was a bit confusing at parts who's POV.

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The Last to Vanish | Megan Miranda
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Mehso-so

3.25 stars -The book was okay. The "character development" was more revealed about the character. There were many unanswered questions about Georgia at the end, even though the disappearances were mostly wrapped in a neat little bow, which felt underwhelming. The narration was good though.

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I'm the Girl | Courtney Summers
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Bailedbailed
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4 stars, The narration was amazing! I like how they brought in a new character to freshen it up. And I liked the final few swerves. It was overall a fairly enjoyable book, but trigger warning for rape! I couldn't remember a lot of the first book, but I think I may have enjoyed this one just as much.

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3.75 stars I thought I knew exactly where this book was going, and I was wrong. I still predicted some things, but not everything. It was an interesting journey. I thought that the one killer was WAY over the top though. Just comically bad.

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Listening to this one now! So far it's pretty good.

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Crumbs | Danie Stirling
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This book was WAY too long. It was also highly predictable. I felt they should have trimmed it a bit since I wasn't reading it weekly.

LibrarianRyan I liked it, but I do get what you are saying. It had some dry spots for sure. 1mo
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Summer's Edge | Dana Mele
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Mehso-so

3.25 stars, this was a serious mind f*ck, but also I figured out some of what was going on pretty quickly, so it was a bit predictable, though I didn't figure out everything. It was still a decent book though. I miss it had been more about mental health.

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Summer's Edge | Dana Mele
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Mehso-so

3 stars- This book was a bit dry, the narrator had too soothing of a voice and the book just sort of turned to background noise. I liked the parallels between Antebellum times and the current social/political climate. Learning about a con man I hadn't heard of was interesting.

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😂😂 love it!

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Don't Go to Sleep | Bryce Moore
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I received an audioARC from the publisher through Netgalley, all views are my own.

2.75 stars, The narrator wasn't great, and the ending was unsatisfactory. It was just overall a meh book. I did like the parallels between today's pandemic & the Spanish flu. But other than that it just fell flat. The characters were okay, but a bit flat. Only the one MC was really explored at all. There were too many unanswered questions at the end.

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At some points I LOVED this book, at others I cringed. It was hilarious but in some of the love/sex scenes, the language was SOO over the top. I laughed instead of thinking it was sexy/sweet. I've never seen Shicht Creek, and maybe that's just not my thing. But I did enjoy the book. The narrator was pretty good although she mispronounced some words—overall a decent book.

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American Royals III: Rivals | Katharine McGee
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Sadly most of the book hasn't been nearly this fun/entertaining.

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Thankfully, Piper is getting MUCH less annoying!

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Don't Go to Sleep | Bryce Moore
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So far it's meh

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lirahlu How did you make this recap? It's awesome. 2mo
AvidReaderandGeekGirl @lirahlu it's a Canva template from Novelly Yours Candle shop's website 2mo
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Mehso-so

3.25 stars- this one was okay, it felt like they tried to put too much into too short of a book. It felt rushed. I also don't know if there's a spin-off series only in Swedish, but the ending just seemed to not really be a full ending to a series.

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This book took me 20 days to finish! Not because it was bad, but because of my ADHD. It was overall a good book. I liked the characters though I would have liked more of Cassie, and the way it was left I hope there's a sequel so we can learn more about the powers some of the characters have! I also would have liked more of Hayden's mom!

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