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BookDragonNotWorm

Joined November 2016

I could be more literary, but genres have more fun! Read, write, repeat. www.shannonhollinger.com
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Pumpkin | Julie Murphy
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An overweight gay boy in a small town films a private video where he experiments with drag. After the video gets leaked & he's nominated to his high school's prom court - for queen - he decides to throw caution to the wind & go for the crown. Third in the Dumplin' series. I swear, these books are so feel-good, funny, & addictive it's unbelievable! Filled with teen angst & coupled with hope, this is the high school experience you wish you'd had!

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Thrilled to score this deal on Kindle today!!! 🎉🎉🎉 😁

IndoorDame Thanks for sharing! I bought this immediately 🙈 2w
Dragon I‘ve just downloaded this one 💚🐉 2w
BookDragonNotWorm @IndoorDame @Dragon I didn't expect this one to be on sale for awhile! I feel like the Book Gods are smiling! 😁 2w
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BookDragonNotWorm @IndoorDame @Dragon I didn't expect this one to be on sale for awhile! I feel like the Book Gods are smiling! 😁 2w
Dragon 👍😃🐉 2w
IndoorDame @BookDragonNotWorm I agree! I had a library hold on this, but the audiobook isn‘t expected for like 8 weeks, and the print version for at least 3 months, so definite friendliness from the book gods today! 2w
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Hold Back the Night | Sean Lynch
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Two escaped convicts, a raging wildfire, and an innocent family in both of their paths . . .

One word is all I need to describe this book - intense. From the SWAT scenes to the criminal element to the fire, this book will keep you on the edge of your seat, breathless, not sure whether you should beg for it to stop or beg for more. I chose more and was quite satisfied with the outcome.

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However you celebrate, stay safe and healthy out there! Happy New Year's!!!

mandarchy That looks really nice! 3w
UwannaPublishme Happy New Year to you! 🥂 3w
Jess861 This looks like the perfect way to celebrate New Years! 3w
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BookDragonNotWorm @UwannaPublishme Thanks! To you as well! 🥂 3w
BookDragonNotWorm @jess861 Add in puppy cuddles and it is! Happy New Year! 3w
WJCintron 🎉 🎉 🎉 ⭐Happy New Year!!! 😃 3w
BookDragonNotWorm @WJCintron And to you! Here's to a wonderful 2022 for us all! 😁 3w
Gissy Happy New Year!🎉🎊🥂🍾 3w
BookDragonNotWorm @Gissy Happy New Year to you, too! 🥂🍾😁 3w
Bookzombie Happy New Year!🎆 3w
BookDragonNotWorm @Bookzombie Thanks! You too! 3w
SRWCF Oh, yum! 3w
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At First Light | Barbara Nickless
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Gritty murders full of symbolism. Viking lore and ruins. An academic and a detective hot on the killer's trail.

This was a smart book that read like watching a movie and kept me guessing until the end! The characters were great, well developed, perfectly flawed, and interesting. The plot was enthralling, and the Viking history, semiotics, and lore were fascinating! This is the first in a brilliant new series that is sure to be a success!

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Five Total Strangers | Natalie D. Richards
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1. Little Creeping Things
2. Silent Night 😁 (2012 remake)
3. Five Total Strangers

Thanks for the tag @DarkMina #weekendreads

Want to play @Bookzombie @DaveGreen7777 @Cinfhen @Reign_1982

Bookzombie Thank you for tagging me! 💗 4w
Cinfhen Thanks for the tag 💞💞💞 4w
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Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, and Seasons Greetings to all!

Reign_1982 Merry Christmas 1mo
kspenmoll Happy Holidays!!!‘ 1mo
Bookzombie Merry Christmas!🎄 1mo
BookDragonNotWorm @Reign_1982 @kspenmoll @Bookzombie Thank you! I hope your holiday is wonderful, merry, and bright! 1mo
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After committing a horrible crime, a woman goes on the run before the police find out. When a blizzard forces her off the road, she seeks shelter at creepy Baxter Motel, where the cute owner is friendly, but the tenants have a history of winding up dead. Loved this suspenseful Hitchcockian book! You may think you have this one figured out, but you may be wrong! Not completely unpredictable & not a fan of the epilogue, but this one had me hooked!

BookDragonNotWorm Wanted this one added to the Litsy library for Christmas, but it's been a month since I requested...... 1mo
Bookzombie @BookDragonNotWorm It‘s easier to add them from a desktop if you have access. I will have to find the link for you. 1mo
BookDragonNotWorm @Bookzombie Thank you! I'll have to visit Litsy from my laptop. Happy holidays!!! 1mo
Bookzombie Happy Holidays to you! Sorry for the delay. This is the link to add a book to Litsy on your own. https://www.litsy.com/web/addbook
It will show up automatically, I think.
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BookDragonNotWorm @Bookzombie Thank you so much! I really appreciate it! 1mo
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Falling | T J Newman
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It was supposed to be a routine flight, but when the pilot finds out his wife and children have been kidnapped and will die unless he crashes the plane, things get interesting.

I've seen mixed reviews about this book, but I thought it was an action-packed thrill ride full of tension and adventure! The characters were a little one-dimensional and certain parts of the premise were a little farfetched, but it held my attention and I enjoyed it.

marleed I really liked it too. I grew up on plane disaster movies so I judged it, accordingly! 1mo
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A young woman confesses that she thinks she may have committed a murder, then vanishes, leaving Christie's legendary sleuth Poirot desperate to find her and to figure out just exactly how one could not know whether they were a killer or not.

This was a little slower than some of Christie's other tales, but is good nonetheless. This slow burner presents a complex mystery where reality is subjective and not everything is as it seems.

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The Girl in the Moss | Loreth Anne White
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An ex-cop strives to find her new normal as she reconciles recently recovered memories about her traumatic past, tries to earn her P.I. license, & bevomes engaged to a man who's still with the force. A new client's cold case may be just what she needs - if it doesn't end up getting her killed.
This thriller had twists out the wazoo! Just when one revelation was made, everything was turned upside down by the next! A solid, suspenseful thriller!

aperfectmjk Love this series. I love anything by Loreth Anne White. She's one of my favorites. She's even sent me some autographed books! 💕 1mo
BookDragonNotWorm @aperfectmjk That's so cool! I'm surprised I don't see/hear more about her because her books really are quite good. 1mo
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A bride's bachelorette fling shows up at the island where she & her husband are honeymooning. An intriguing premise, a mysterious setting, a plot thickening into a Hitchcockian vibe - yet I almost put this one down several times. The text was repetitive, like he was trying to meet a minimum word count & read like a grocery list, detailing things that did nothing to move the plot forward. Parts were very creepy, but I was a bit disappointed. 3.5

tokorowilliamwallace O.o Hitchcockian! I like Hitchcockian! Do tell more! 1mo
BookDragonNotWorm @tokorowilliamwallace This one had a strong sense of surreal suspense and the plot takes a bizarre turn, but the writing is very weak compared to his other works. Most of his have Hitchcockian vibes, "The Kind Worth Killing" is my favorite. "Do Not Disturb" by Frieda McFadden is an homage to Hitchcock (and Robert Bloch) with the same premise as Psycho but some unexpected plot deviations that keep it fresh. 1mo
tokorowilliamwallace @BookDragonNotWorm, I'll try to remember to look out for these authors when thrifting or browsing my local used book shops. 1mo
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A Dark Lure | Loreth Anne White
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A woman escapes her long-term abduction by a serial killer & leaves her old life behind to start over at a remote ranch. Although her captor died in jail, she can't let her guard down, & now the man who owns the ranch is dying, threatening her new way of life. I'm not sure why I liked this book so much. It's dark & dreary & has TWs for days. It also has light & hope & the promise of new beginnings. Plenty of suspense & tension & crafty twists.

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Happy Thanksgiving!!! 🦃📚

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AmyG Great picture. Happy Thanksgiving 🦃🍁🍽 2mo
ElizaMarie Stealing this pic! I love it! 2mo
BookDragonNotWorm @AmyG Thanks, you too! 2mo
BookDragonNotWorm @ElizaMarie Please do! (I feel like it might give me nightmares tonight, though 😂) 2mo
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Hawthorne Legacy | Jennifer Lynn Barnes
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Barnes has done it again! Another smart, twisty, addictive mystery that I found impossible to put down! In this 2nd book, our plucky heroine finds herself drawn deeper into the mystery of why a billionaire chose her to inherit his fortune & the question of parentage comes into play. The riddles, the clues, & the seemingly impossible trail of breadcrumbs all lead the MC to confront the uncomfortable secrets from her past & truths about her present.

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Thanks for the tag @DarkMina and for hosting @eggs
#wondrouswednesday

1. Call me crazy, but Isla Nublar from Jurassic Park!
2. The health, happiness, safety, and (relative) sanity of my loved ones!

Care to play? @DaveGreen7777 @IuliaC @Bookzombie

Eggs Thanks for joining in 🎉 2mo
DaveGreen7777 Thank you for the tag! 😀 2mo
IuliaC Thanks for the tag! 👍 2mo
DarkMina You‘re welcome! 2mo
tokorowilliamwallace Kundera's Prague, probably. Fin-de-siecle Wien from Selden Edwards' The Little Book (my first audiobook, 2013) sounds charming!---Mahler, Hitler, Freud, oh my! (edited) 2mo
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Every Last Fear | Alex Finlay
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The premise of this book alone is enough to creep under your skin - a family featured in a true-crime documentary is found dead while on vacation in Mexico. While at first glance their deaths appear to be a tragic accident, a closer look reveals something more sinister at play.

Fast-paced & twisty, with enough going on to keep me guessing. A little far-fetched at times, but hey, this IS a thriller and I was happily along for the ride!

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Hurray! Finally back to civilization after a looong camping trip and what a lovely surprise to find out that today is my #litsyversary! 5 years and SO many wonderful book recommendations! Thanks Litsy!!!

IuliaC Happy Litsyversary! 🎈📚 2mo
DaveGreen7777 WOO-HOO! Happy LitsyVersary! 🥳🎉 2mo
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Kill Creek | Scott Thomas
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A web phenom invites the top horror writers in the country to spend Halloween night in a supposedly haunted house as a publicity stunt. But it's not until they return home that the true horror starts.
This one has it all - psychological, supernatural, paranormal & more. And it's done REALLY well. The writing is strong, the characters realistic, motives, backstory & plot expertly crafted to deliver a powerful gut-punch of toe-curling terror!

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Happy Halloween! | Lillian Jaine
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Happy Halloween fellow Litsens!!!

May your books be good and your nights be bright (to read by).

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Meddling Kids | Edgar Cantero
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If you grew up watching Scooby-Doo like I did, you'll recognize the parallels here - four young people and a dog unmasking the villains behind mysterious circumstances who would have gotten away with their crimes if it weren't for those 'meddling kids'. There was no way I could pass this one up! ⬇️

BookDragonNotWorm What starts out as a nostalgic walk down memory lane quickly takes a sinister turn as the amateur detectives reunite to revisit their last - and most memorable - case, the one that's left them all struggling their own types of PTSD into adulthood. As they delve into the mystery, the story deviates from the Scooby track as they find themselves up against an enemy of supernatural proportions. I liked it, but it wasn't what I was expecting.

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VioletBramble I liked this one as well. I thought the sections where it switched from normal narrative to movie script format were weird, but liked it otherwise. There's a sentence in the book -- Summer came early, and yellow, and mint flavored -- that I just love and have been writing that on my calendar in June every year since I read the book. 3mo
BookDragonNotWorm @VioletBramble I thought the switch was odd as well. And I kind of wish it had stayed true to Scooby form instead of taking a Lovecraftian turn, but there's no denying the author's a good writer! 3mo
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Things explode at a college reunion when dark secrets & friendships unravel until the killer of a classmate is revealed. This one had a LOT going on in it. Every time there was another twist I looked to see how much was left in the book & asked myself, "How's she going to keep this going now that we know this?" But she did! SO many secrets! There's one line early on that let me know who the killer was but she made me doubt myself - a LOT!

Book_tangled I need to check this out! 3mo
BookDragonNotWorm @Book_tangled It''s not the best, but ambitious with plenty of misdirection. 3mo
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Bad Call | Stephen Wallenfels
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When 4 teens go camping they find themselves lost with no cell service, dwindling supplies & a snowstorm they aren't prepared for. As they struggle to survive, one thing becomes clear - the elements might not be their biggest threat. 4 went up - how many will come down? The author takes a more realistic approach, focusing on the characters & group dynamic rather than a kill them all approach. No complaints here!
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Five Little Pigs | Agatha Christie
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After her mom is convicted of killing her father, a girl is sent to live with relatives. On her 21st b-day, she's given a letter from her mom declaring her innocence. Now she must find the truth about what happened. Written in the 40s, compares with modern books. Christie weaves a tangled web of secrets & deceit, giving the reader all the clues they need to figure out who committed the crime while creating enough diversions to keep them guessing

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All These Bodies | Kendare Blake
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A serial killer's rampage keeps the nation breathless as they follow the news in 1958 America. For an aspiring young journalist, he expects the papers to be as close as he'll get to the case from his tiny Midwest nowhere town. Right? Wrong.
The plot was compelling, the characters were well developed, the writing kept me drawn in & hooked. But I've read this author before & my expectations were sky high. A good read, but I wanted more.

Linsy Im excited for this one! 3mo
BookDragonNotWorm @linsy I hope you like it! Happy Reading! 3mo
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The Midnight Man | Caroline Mitchell
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A horrible crime creates a kind of urban myth legend (think Candyman) decades later, only not everyone who plays the game will survive! I wasn't feeling this book at first, but I rarely ever DNR a book & the reviews were good, so I kept going & suddenly all the little things that were bothering me fell away & I was caught up in a compelling plot that kept me guessing. I'm glad I kept reading! Netgalley ARC in exchange for an honest review.

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The Cabin | Natasha Preston
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A group of teenagers goes away for the weekend to party at a cabin. When they wake up after a drunken bender, well, not everyone wakes up.

This is the kind of book I usually love, but it felt like a bad fit from the start. Still, I wanted to see where the author went with it, so I kept reading.

Teenagers getting killed?✔️Everybody's a suspect?✔️The MC can't trust anybody?✔️This has all the parts, but for me, it remained in pieces.

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Survivor Song | Paul Tremblay
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This book worms its way under your skin. A rabies-like virus is spreading. Those who get infected quickly turn, becoming violent a la zombie style. The virus spreads by saliva, so when a pregnant woman is bitten, there's a chance her baby will be ok - if someone helps her deliver in time. What ensues is a race against the clock filled with terror, suspense, & yes, a bit of gore. TW: animals die. Usually a hard pass for me, but I survived it.

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Craven Manor | Darcy Coates
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For down on his luck Daniel, opportunity knocks at the perfect time . . . but will it take him to an imperfect place? This creepy little cozy horror tale is more atmospheric than scary, but more than just a ghost story, too. You have the old, abandoned house, a set of mysteries as to what happened & who's behind the MC's sudden good fortune, & a whole host of the otherworldly to keep you guessing friend from foe. Good but not great.

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56 Days | Catherine Ryan Howard
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A couple who just met decide to move in together so they can continue their relationship instead of putting it on pause during the Covid lockdown. Weeks later, a body is discovered in their apartment. The premise is intriguing & I needed to know what the secrets & motivations were. There was a nice twist I didn‘t see coming, but the way the narrative jumped, not just between characters but time worked to the story‘s detriment.🤯My only complaint.

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A long missing child, her devastated sister, the loner who lives nearby & his cat. This book sunk it's claws in deep & wouldn't let me go! It was creepy, atmospheric, dark & psychological & I had no idea where it was going or even quite what was going on - the sense of reality versus fantasy was almost hypnotic! The ending was mostly unexpected, transforming this book from a lesson in horror into something more.

TrishB Great review 👍🏻 4mo
BookDragonNotWorm @TrishB Thanks! I always have to condense them so much from what I post on Goodreads and my blog that I worry I lose too much. 4mo
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These Toxic Things: A Thriller | Rachel Howzell Hall
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A digital scrapbooker is hired to compile a collection for a woman losing her memory to Alzheimer's disease. The woman dies, but the scrapbooker proceeds - and stumbles upon a disturbing pattern. I thought the premise of this book was great. The execution was good, but there was too much going on in it. Plenty of red herrings. The MC was kind of a princess but the author did try to evolve her character & show growth over the course of the story.

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Her Perfect Life | Hank Phillippi Ryan
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A TV reporter has to hide all her dark secrets to maintain her 'perfect' persona. I love this author, but this book? Not so much. It was fast paced & well written, but I felt ambivalent about the characters (make me love them or hate them, please!). The plot was too farfetched, relying on the characters being unbelievably naïve. And I realize I read an ARC, but when ages, time past, etc. are inconsistent, it makes my brain stutter. Edit first!

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Feral Creatures: A Novel | Kira Jane Buxton
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My problem with sequels, especially when the first book is a near perfect literary adventure, is that my expectations can be too high - I want to relive the experience of the first book, & that's often not possible. But this book? Hit. The. Mark. It made me laugh, it made me cry, & while not quite as good as the first, it was close. Trilogy please
Full review: https://thiswritersays.com/2021/09/08/book-review-feral-creatures-by-kira-jane-b...

Linsy This makes me so excited! I started Hollow Kingdom last year, but there was a lot going on and I put it down. But the first few chapter were SO FUNNY! Seeing that the sequel is also amazing makes we want to get back to it ASAP! 4mo
BookDragonNotWorm This one isn't quite as funny, but any time spent with S.T. is a good time! 😉 4mo
AUDIOBOOKINGWITHLEAH Good to hear...I'm going to listen to Book #1, soon...so this makes me a little more excited for it. 4mo
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Teen Killers Club | Lily Sparks
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In this one, the MC is in jail for her best friend's murder. She doesn't remember killing her friend, but her friend wasn't always so nice to her & she blacked out, so... when she gets an offer from a shady government agency to free her from prison if she agrees to go to their camp, she takes it. Even if it lands her in the middle of a pot of hot teenage killers who DO remember committing their crimes. Fast paced & a lot of fun! Sequel, please!

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The Escape Room | Megan Goldin
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Who doesn't like seeing (or reading) about some overentitled baddies getting what they deserve?

A group of financiers for an elite company are forced to participate in a mandatory 'team building' experience. Only, when it's over, they're still trapped - which is when the real fun begins!
Revenge is best served cold - unless it's a sizzling summer beach read! A fun, fast paced foray into the corporate world of backstabbing and bad ideas.

AUDIOBOOKINGWITHLEAH I thought this book was pretty good...a little long...but still. We seem to have really similar reading tastes, I“ve noticed. 😁 4mo
BookDragonNotWorm @AUDIOBOOKINGWITHLEAH We do seem to share reading habits! 😁 I agree this one was a bit too long - too much explaining and unnecessary details. Not great, but I liked it better than her other book, The Night Swim. 4mo
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A family falling apart. A teenage girl who descends into madness – or not. Because she might be possessed – or not. Luckily, it was all documented by a reality TV show. Now, fifteen years later, the girl‘s younger sister struggles to reconcile what she thought she knew with what happened – or not! Suspenseful & chilling in that ‘is it or isn‘t it?‘ way that crawls under your skin & gives you chills!

Johanna414 This book really stuck with me - I read it a few years ago and still think about it frequently. 5mo
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A girl leaves college after her roommate/best friend is murdered. Even though she saw the killer, she can't identify him, which means he could be anyone - including the guy she's catching a ride home with. I have mixed feelings about this book. It kept me reading - barely. I love unreliable narrators, but the author uses mental illness to achieve what he needs. The overall plot is good, but the execution isn't. 👎 Not Sager's best. 3.5/5 stars.

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Adventure abounds as a team of explorers brave part of the Guatemalan rainforest that man abandoned over 500ya - but why? Was it the abundance of lethal snakes? The many deadly diseases carried by insects? Or was there a more sinister reason? This true story details how cutting edge science was used to discover cities long reclaimed by the jungle, and how, despite our advances, the challenges they present test our capabilities to this day.

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What happens to a 'final girl' when the nightmare ends? Or does it really ever stop? What if defeating their tormentor leaves them permanently on guard, unable to live a normal life? And what if they banded together & started a support group?
As a horror movie lover, I thought this book was as close to perfect as one can get! I loved recognizing some of my favorite 'characters' cleverly disguised as 'real' people! By far my favorite Hendrix book!

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(I totally chose this one for it's title!) Three friends attend ZombieCon only to have - you may have guessed it - the Zombie Apocalypse break out at the conference. While fighting for their lives (and the lives of others) these BFFs discover the strength, ingenuity and self-confidence they need to survive. Big on girl power, friendship, and self discovery, with a bit of romance on the side, this book is a perfect, lighthearted summer read!

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The Poet X | Elizabeth Acevedo
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There's no denying that Acevedo is a powerful writer, invoking a strong sense of place, culture, and emotions with her beautiful prose. In this book a teenage girl finds her voice, learns to accept herself and her body, comes to terms with the differences between her and her family - it's a complete coming of age tale told in free verse that flows as easily as water from the tap. A quick read that shouldn't be missed.

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That Weekend | Kara Thomas
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Three teens go up a mountain, but only one comes back down - & she can't remember what happened. Is she a victim? Or a killer? An unreliable narrator? Or is her convenient case of amnesia true? Although my original hypothesis for what happened "That Weekend" turned out to be true, making this somewhat predictable, the why behind what happened?!?! Never in a million years would have guessed it! I was totally blindsided by the twist at the end.

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Malorie | Josh Malerman
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Starts out with a bang then calms down. Time skips ahead and suddenly the kids are teenagers and they've been living the last decade in relative safety until something happens that spurs Malorie into action, luring her & the kids away from the protection of their home. The decision seems unlikely given the Malorie readers have come to know. Regardless, danger & mayhem & horror ensue, culminating in a satisfying ending. Can't compete with Bird Box.

BookDragonNotWorm This one focuses more on the character's emotions as they come of age in the 'new' world and the specific challenges that presents, which isn't a bad thing, but it does put a minor damper on the horror. Still, a good read.

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Tera66 I liked it too. I hope he writes Malorie's next chapter. 6mo
sharread I can't wait to read it! 👍 6mo
BookDragonNotWorm @terra66 Yes! Me too! 6mo
BookDragonNotWorm @sharread I hope you enjoy it! 6mo
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Bird Box: A Novel | Josh Malerman
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I couldn't put this down! It had all the thrills, chills, horror & suspense I was looking for! From the premise to the execution, this story had me hooked!
Different enough from the movie to feel fresh. The situation is absolutely terrifying & you can't help cheering for the MC despite her prickly personality. This is horror done right! Seriously, I lost sleep over this one (because I stayed up too late reading)! Must. Read. Sequel. Immediately.

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The Girls I've Been | Tess Sharpe
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Started a bit slow and dull but quickly turned into a super fast paced page turner featuring a kick ass heroine (or 2). The characters came alive and the stakes rose higher and higher as I raced through the pages. My only complaint would be that there were certain events referenced in the book that made me wonder if there was a prequel, and that were never explained to my satisfaction. So . . . maybe a sequel?!?! Overall, engaging and enthralling!

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Thanks @truthinfiction for the tag and @eggs for hosting!

1. The Challenger explosion - I was only a few miles away, watching the launch with my classmates on Merritt Island. Half the school started crying when we realized what had happened.

2. I'm not supposed to acquire any more books until I read what I already have, but I tend to I 'accidentally' hit the buy button on my Kindle.

3. The Little House On The Prairie series. I was obsessed.

Eggs Great choices👏🏻📚❤️ I‘m a huge fan of Little House series, and also the ones written when daughter Rose was growing up in Missouri 6mo
Scochrane26 Have you read Light From Other Stars? It‘s the first book I‘ve read that has the Challenger as a plot point & is set very close to the launch site. 6mo
BookDragonNotWorm @Scochrane26 I haven't, I'll have to check it out, thanks! I love reading books set in places I know! 6mo
Scochrane26 @BookDragonNotWorm I‘m not sure it‘s set in a real city & is a sci-fi book. Not my usual genre, but I really liked it. (edited) 6mo
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A bit darker than the previous books in the series, Stevie's friends play a smaller role, and there aren't as many suspects in this one, so the payoff of the reveal is more focused on the how and why of the crime. The author leaves a trail of breadcrumbs for readers to follow, but when the motivation of the killer comes to light, it almost felt like it wasn't fair play. Still, another engaging and enjoyable Truly Devious mystery!

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In the 3rd part of the series, we learn that things aren't always as they seem. Danger lurks around every corner, and no one is safe.

The conclusion to the series packs a wallop with enough tension, suspense and unexpected twists to keep the reader on the edge of their seats! All in all a creepy, atmospheric series.

Free on Amazon, not just for Kindle Unlimited subscribers. Not in Litsy database.

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In the 2nd part of the series, we learn more about the dynamics of the characters' childhood friendships, their adult relationships, and the darkness that followed them from their past into their present.

Interested in seeing where this goes, but not super impressed yet. Only mildly creepy so far, but it's free on Amazon so I'm on to part 3. Not in Litsy library yet.

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