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I loved this fantasy fairytale which was beautiful and sparkling and dark and gory all at once. The plot was a little sketchy at times but the lush writing made up for it. #Klaus is helping me with my sadness at my beloved cat and reading buddy Elvis disappearing last week. He always preferred the outdoors so he did it “his way,” like Sinatra, but my heart hurts. Still hoping he might turn up. And keeping Klaus inside! #missingelvis #catsoflitsy

BookNAround I‘m sorry Elvis has gone awol and I hope he turns back up for you! 1w
Riveted_Reader_Melissa I hope he returns! Maybe after he‘s had his fun he‘ll return. 1w
Soubhiville I hope Elvis comes home soon 😢 1w
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Susanita I hope he gets home soon. 1w
Chrissyreadit I hope he comes home soon! 1w
Bookzombie I hope Elvis returns soon. Hugs to you and Klaus. 1w
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Kingdom of Ash | Sarah J. Maas
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Thankful to have finally finished this series. I‘m not going to lie; I skimmed many sections. I felt it was overly long to the point of ridiculousness at almost 1000 pages. The middle of the book really dragged; I was just waiting for the battle at the end. Certain moments really shine though and the characters are wonderful. Overall this series is good, but the ACOTAR series is so much better and lives in my heart. #teamrhys

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Recursion | Blake Crouch
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I love Blake Crouch and how he melds sci fi and philosophy. This book did not disappoint. Some of the scientific theory was definitely over my head but this is a very accessible tale of memory, reality, love, and loss. It reminded me of a Dean Koontz short story, Strange Highways, that I read years ago, as well as some other sci fi movies, but stands on its own as an original. It turns into a full on horror novel at a certain point, truly scary.

MommyOfTwo I‘ve only read Dark Matter by him and loved it. This one sounds good too! (edited) 4w
SheReadsAndWrites I love this book!!! 4w
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The Last House Guest | Megan Miranda
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Mehso-so

I love Megan Miranda and was excited to read this, but I found it off putting and difficult to follow at times. I found myself reading passages over more than once, trying to grasp if there were subtle nuances I was missing or if it was just poorly written in spots. I figured out both reveals long before they actually happened, and I just wasn‘t wowed by this story. Furthermore, I didn‘t much care for the heroine. #liketheauthorbutnotthisbook

Megabooks I did the audiobook and it was my second favorite to All the Missing Girls. I really like Megan in general too! 1mo
Bookgirl @Megabooks I‘m glad you liked it! Only has a 72% on here and there are a lot of so so reviews saying what I felt, so that made me feel a bit better. Always a bummer when you can‘t get into a book by an author you look forward to 1mo
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I found this haunted house story to be genuinely terrifying at times, and impossible to put down. However, the dialogue between the characters was completely unbelievable, and the characters were mostly one dimensional. There are some sickening plot points, but it was the ending that didn‘t work for me and moved it to so-so. Over the top, overdone, inexplicable. It fell apart and stopped being scary and felt silly. #klausthekitten #catsoflitsy

Dragon 😻 1mo
CoffeeCatsBooks Adorable! 😻 1mo
ju.ca.no 🥺😻😻😻 1mo
AlaMich Floofy Klaus! 😻 1mo
Bookgirl @AlaMich Ha yes! We still call him Floof all the time. As his tail gets bigger and fluffier, it works even more ☺️ 1mo
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The Hunger | Alma Katsu
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I liked this fictional account of an actual event, the Donner Party and their ill fated crossing of the Sierra Nevadas in the winter of 1846. Here, the author imagines the cannibalism that occurred with an even more horrific twist. I liked the descriptions of life on a wagon train...amazing what people went through to seek out a better life for their families. A good slow burn horror novel #kittensoflitsy #catsoflitsy #petsoflitsy #klausthekitten

BookNAround Klaus is adorable! 1mo
Dragon 😻 1mo
readordierachel Agree! 1mo
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A silly rom com that reminded me of a Hallmark movie. A little cheesy, a lot sappy, but a fun view into a love at first sight will they or won‘t they relationship. Utterly predictable, but I still enjoyed it as I was in the mood for something light and fluffy. Read it for book club and most people did not like it. #catsoflitsy #kittensoflitsy #klausthekitten

AlaMich Look at the tufts of fur in his ears! He‘s beautiful! 😻 1mo
overtheedge ❤😻 1mo
marleed I liked it but can see how it wouldn‘t resonate for book club discussion. There‘s only so much you can say about a hallmark movie :) 1mo
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Tamra Goofy cat 😄 1mo
Bookgirl @AlaMich thanks...it‘s those ear tufts that made me say sure I‘ll adopt him ❤️ 1mo
Bookzombie He is so cute!! 💕🐱 1mo
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Neverwhere | Neil Gaiman
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I tried. I really did. About 140 pages in I gave up and just read the last few chapters. This book has magic and mystery and danger and a whole underworld of London and I was bored. This is my second Gaiman that I felt meh about. I think he‘s just not for me, which makes me really sad as people seem to love him. It‘s always a bit baffling when I‘m not into a book that by all rights and reason should resonate with me #loki #dogsoflitsy #petsoflitsy

Kimberlone I listened to it on audio and enjoyed it but I might not have made it through if I had been reading a physical copy 2mo
emz711 Oh no! I just finished it again for the second time and loved it. The weirdness of learning around the world kept me going! 2mo
DGRachel I hate that feeling too, of not enjoying an author that most other people seem to love, but it happens. I have a few of those, where I'm the unpopular opinion, but there's so much else out that does work for me, I try not to dwell on the ones that don't. 2mo
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Jas16 Gaiman is hit or miss for me. I went into this book fully expecting to love it and was pretty underwhelmed. 2mo
Bookgirl @Jas16 what Gaiman books have been a hit? Maybe I‘m reading the wrong ones for me 1mo
Bookgirl @Jas16 Thanks! 1mo
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The Thirteenth Tale: A Novel | Diane Setterfield
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This was hard to get into, and was slow paced. However, the story itself is a wonderful gothic one with the requisite scandal and madness. At times I grew impatient with inconsistencies that I realized later were part of the plot and were clues to the mystery. A definite case of a good book at the wrong time for me. I just didn‘t have the patience right now for this but I call it a pick for when you‘re in the mood for a slow burn gothic mystery.

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A delightfully spooky short story collection by #paultremblay Even better is his #aheadfullofghosts which is an homage to horror and possession tropes while providing a new twist on the genre. And oh, that ending. #spookyreads #seasonofthewitch #thisishalloween19

JulAnna I just got this for my kindle! I thought it would be a great October read! 2mo
Bookgirl @JulAnna definitely! 2mo
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Got my latest OwlCrate order: my second deck of Essen Tasch playing cards because when my husband suggested a card game with my new treasure I couldn‘t bear to see the cards bent. So now I have one deck to keep perfect and one to play with. 😂 Also ordered this book since no libraries in MI will loan it to me. I hope I like it! I love the bookmark and note it came with. And, let‘s face it, it‘s just fun to get books in the mail! ❤️❤️ #OwlCrate

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I just discovered Fairy Loot, a YA fantasy subscription service. Yesterday I stumbled across Shelf Love Crate for YA fantasy. I just got hooked on Owl Crate merch over the summer, although I‘ve yet to subscribe. What is going on? How many of these are there? Are there any bookish subscription services that are NOT YA? I mean, I‘m 45 but I love bookish goodies! Here‘s a picture of our new kitten, named Klaus after The Originals 😻 #kittensoflitsy

BookNAround What a pretty boy. 3mo
AmyG He‘s so Cute! 3mo
RainyDayReading Nightworms is a Horror book subscription service and Unplugged Book Box I think alternates between Adult and YA but aside from that all the big subscription boxes are all YA. Owlcrate, Shelflove, Unicorn Crate, Fairyloot, Faecrate, Spearcraft etc. all YA. Aww so pretty! 3mo
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Bookgirl @RainyDayReading oh dear, a horror book subscription service could be dangerous for me! 3mo
cherinium Once Upon a Book Club has an adult and a YA option. I've been getting the Adult box for about 5 months now and love it. It doesn't stick to a single genre, either, which I really like. I am an eclectic reader and love the variety. 3mo
RainyDayReading @Bookgirl It‘s really cool! I‘ve been dying to subscribe to it but haven‘t had the money yet. They‘re a little different in that they focus more on the books and less on the extraneous goodies. But most of the books are signed or from independent publishing houses etc. The packages are themed and they usually have 2-3 books in them. 3mo
Bookgirl @cherinium will def check that out, thanks! @RainyDayReading I don‘t really buy books so it‘s a struggle for me to think of subscribing...but these are tempting!!! 3mo
LeahBergen Hello, Klaus! 3mo
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I rarely buy books for and when I do, it‘s because I‘ve read it and loved it or it‘s one that I think it will take me awhile to tackle. But, my library had zero copies of the tagged book and my request that searched the entire state of Michigan came back cancelled which I think means the book is checked out everywhere. I decided to just order it from OwlCrate since I want another deck of Essen Tasch playing cards that I‘ll actually play with 😂

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She Lies in Wait | Gytha Lodge
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I enjoyed this and found it to be a satisfying page turner. There is a not at all subtle homage to The Secret History in this tale of a group of popular kids who are involved in the disappearance of the sister of one of the group members. The story is told with flashbacks interspersed with the present day investigation, which I liked. I didn‘t care for the side plots involving the detectives but perhaps the author intends to write more about them?

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Recursion | Blake Crouch
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Library haul. Top 2 are book club reads - nothing I would have chosen. Red Rising is a book I‘d never heard of but read a lot of rave reviews on recently so want to try it. Recursion I‘m so excited for since I really like Blake Crouch. The bottom two are my suspense/horror picks as we near fall and the season of a scary book! The Hunger in particular intrigues me since the Donner party has always spooked me since it was discussed in The Shining.

JSW I love The Thirteenth Tale! It‘s a subtle creepy. 3mo
DrexEdit Very nice haul! Looks like some good reading! 😊 3mo
Pogue The Thirteenth Tale was so good and perfectly creepy. 3mo
Bookgirl @JSW @Pogue oh really??? That‘s so exciting...I just ordered it from the library since it was a book club pick, knowing nothing about it. Now I‘m looking forward to it! 3mo
Bookgirl @DrexEdit thanks! We will see if I get to them all! 3mo
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Fablehaven | Brandon Mull, Brandon Dorman
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This is my son‘s favorite author and series. He‘d been bugging me to read it so finally I said I would if he read The Hazelwood, which he had been resisting and still hasn‘t finished. I really enjoyed this story. Mull is a good writer and the adventures and fantasy in the book are well done. I can see why my son enjoys it so much. Now he‘s bugging me to read the next in the series! I definitely recommend for middle grade fantasy readers. ❤️

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I am definitely a Riley Sager fan and the latest did not disappoint. This book wasn‘t particularly scary nor did it build up a strong suspenseful atmosphere, but it still held my interest and I was definitely curious about where the story was going. It had an urban legends type of vibe for me, which I thought was fun and a nice change of pace. The backstory was dark and helped drive character motivation. Not a gripping read, but an interesting one

Tiffiney I loved this one 💗 3mo
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VE Schwab fans...run, don‘t walk, to owlcrate.com to get your own Essen Tasch playing cards with illustrated face cards featuring characters from A Gathering of Shadows from 4 different artists. The cards are gorgeous. I wish Litsy let me post multiple pictures...the edges are a gorgeous red foil. Right now you can buy these separately from their subscription boxes but I doubt they will last! I‘m still scouring eBay for the Caraval cards!

tournevis I love this, in every way, but the King of Hearts is David Sylvian circa 1984. This drawing is a copy of a very famous pic of his. I don't know how I feel about this. Here: https://images.app.goo.gl/zANyf47h1CuFjfPQ6 3mo
Bookgirl Interesting! Looks inspired by possibly, although not exact enough to be a direct copy. The artist here is Nicole Deal 3mo
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Elevation | Stephen King
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This is a short story or novella printed alone, so a very quick read. I‘ve read a lot of Stephen King and I believe he does short stories better than epic tales. This book is a weird concept but it‘s Stephen King after all. More a story of acceptance than anything else, and I really enjoyed the writing this time around. Sometimes he just gets it right and even basic events are interesting to read about. Worthwhile, not his usual horror though.

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How Hard Can It Be? | Allison Pearson
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I wanted to like this. British humor, middle aged woman dealing with perimenopause, obnoxious teenagers, loser husband, trying to get back into workforce that values youth. It‘s a recipe for a good book but this just felt tedious and boring, despite spot on insights. It was difficult to believe anyone would put up with the total douche bag who was her husband, or be so oblivious to her children‘s problems/faults. Almost a pan; some funny moments.

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Hazel Wood | Melissa Albert
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Hmmm. Loved the concept and ideas in this creepy take on fairy tales. Also enjoyed the twist and some of the writing was evocative. However, I felt the execution was lacking, and at times the story seemed to rush past plot points and suddenly I was reading a very different story. Didn‘t like the end at all but I see there is a sequel. Not sure I‘d bother reading it. Only okay for me overall #kittensoflitsy #klausthekitty #readingwithcats

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City of Girls | Elizabeth Gilbert
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I enjoyed this book, which is a coming of age novel about a young woman in New York City in the early 1940s. Some parts felt like they got too much attention and detail while others were rushed, but I liked the story and found it entertaining. There are plenty of odd characters, fun settings and plot points, and descriptions of a NYC that no longer exists. The picture I screenshot from Instagram; it speaks the truth!

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City of Girls | Elizabeth Gilbert
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We all know you can never have enough books...or apparently enough pets as we‘ve added a kitten to our zoo! No agreed upon name yet for this ball of fluff so we‘ve just been calling him “floof.” Our other cats have short fur so the ragamuffin appearance of this guy‘s slightly longer coat is entertaining us! Just started the book, which he thought might make a great chew toy. #kittensoflitsy #petsoflitsy #newfriends #floof

ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled 😻 beautiful kitteh!! 4mo
MicheleinPhilly I think Floof is an excellent name! 4mo
AmyG What a cutie! 4mo
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AlaMich Oh my! 😻 4mo
mcipher He‘s so cute! Congrats on your new baby! 🥰 4mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I can‘t wait to read this one!!! 4mo
Jas16 So adorable 4mo
KarenUK Such a pretty face! 😻 4mo
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The Retreat | Sherri Smith
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You know from page 1 someone at the retreat is a psychotic murderer and all of the POVs reveal questionable moral character/sanity. Some of the other guests/owners at the retreat are equally sketchy; plenty of unsavory possibilities. The reveal was fairly shocking and well done but the end fell very very flat. Also, this was an arc from NetGalley with a huge number of errors. At one point part of the story seemed to be missing. Overall😐

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I See You | Clare Mackintosh
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I had trouble getting into this book but then things picked up and I ended up liking it. The author gives plenty of possible suspects so it was fun working out whodunit and identifying red herrings. I was telling my son about it and we both agreed it would be good if a certain character was guilty and we were right, so that was fun. I did feel that the entire plot, ending, and motivation were all totally unbelievable. Interesting, but forgettable.

Dragonfairykats I love that you discussed the book with your son! 4mo
Bookgirl @Dragonfairykats Me too ☺️ He loves hearing about what I‘m reading and speculating on whodunit when it‘s a mystery! 4mo
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The Retreat | Sherri Smith
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To quote Charles Schulz, “happiness is”....a new ARC from NetGalley, beautiful weather to read outside, a glass of Nobilo Sauvignon Blanc in a bug-proof insulated cup, my buddy Elvis by my side, and wearing my fav Litographs TS Eliot T-shirt. #lifeisgood #petsoflitsy #catsoflitsy #elvis #netgalley #wineandbooks

Zelma I don‘t know if this could be more perfect. 👍 4mo
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Another #Netgalley romance ARC and this one was lots of fun with a hell of a cliffhanger end. The author takes her time creating sexual tension and it‘s well into the second half of the book before these two stubborn and domineering souls get together. The friction made it fun, although they both are a bit ridiculous. There‘s plenty of backstory on Vaughn and why she‘s a mess, not as much on Ryker. The ending shocked me; I need the next book!

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This was fun. I love an elite secret society gone wrong story. What I liked about this is that it comes mainly from an instructor POV although there are student POVs too. The plot revolves around taking down the rotten secret society and the chaos that ensues. A change of pace, slightly satirical, definitely a knowing wink, an interesting book for the #metoo era. I had some issues with believability, too many POVs, but overall pick. #netgalley

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Got this romance novel from NetGalley and I enjoyed it. This is intelligent romance with not a whole lot of erotica (I mean, ACOMAF has steamier sex scenes), but I liked the two characters and enjoyed that their romance wasn‘t based on them being broken people with low self esteem - why is that a thing in romance anyway?? The setting in France adds nicely to the vibe and the overall plot is fun. The ending was too abrupt but still a pick.

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The Water Cure | Sophie Mackintosh
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Billed as “feminist revenge fantasy.” Nope. 3 sisters are raised in seclusion by their sadistic parents and taught to fear men. There‘s some sort of dystopian patriarchal state of the world plus actual toxins (??) but we never learn anything about either - or if they are even real. Also the girls are taught that feelings are toxic, as is love. Dad disappears and three males show up on the island. Chaos ensues. The writing is lovely but meh.

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Initially I wasn‘t feeling this book...too many POVs that didn‘t connect well, a main plot that seemed a bit dull, and some descriptive writing that wasn‘t working for me. I stuck with it because it‘s an ARC from NetGalley and I‘m so glad I did. It took about halfway in (too long) but suddenly the story took off and got really good with interesting and unexpected twists and turns. Ultimately I enjoyed it quite a bit! Happy 4th of July! 🇺🇸🇺🇸

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Slayer (Slayer, #1) | Kiersten White
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#unpopularopinion here but I couldn‘t stick with this book. I could be wrong but this felt like a middle-grade book to me and it just didn‘t pull me in, despite being a Buffy fan. My library lumps all middle grade and YA fiction into a category they call “teen.” Middle grade and YA books are not at all the same in terms of maturity so I feel like this is misleading. Check out these library steps I screenshot from an Insta page though - love!! 😍

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The Perfect Couple | Elin Hilderbrand
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This was a great beach/summer read...fast paced, shifting perspectives, Nantucket mystery. Digs into the perceptions and realities of several relationships, has just the right amount of wealth and luxury without being pretentious, and was just fun to read! I enjoyed following the detectives along with their investigation, and all the secrets they unintentionally discover along the way. #summerreading #booksandsun #livingthatdecklife

BarbaraBB I agree. I just read and enjoyed this one too! 6mo
janeycanuck This was the first of hers I had read - I really enjoyed it, too. 5mo
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Finale (Caraval, #3) | Stephanie Garber
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I‘m so sad this series is over, but I loved reading Finale. It felt like the correct ending to this tale, with more magic and color even than the first two books in the series. The writing is evocative and dreamy, bringing this fantasy world fully to life. The characters are wonderful, although the Fates could have been a little more fleshed out. I particularly enjoyed Jacks, a true villain that you love anyway. I need a backstory novel on Legend!

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The Silent Patient | Alex Michaelides
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This, for me, didn‘t quite live up to the hype. I enjoyed reading it and was surprised by the twist, but I didn‘t find it to be a book that truly drew me in. I always felt a little removed from the story and characters. Possibly, I had simply read too much glowing praise for it and this made my expectations too high. It‘s a good mystery novel but I wasn‘t on the edge of my seat with anticipation. Good, not amazing, for me. But worthwhile for sure.

BookBoggart I found it good but not all that as well. I saw the twist coming a mile away though. Seems to be a general trope of the genre imo 6mo
BookBoggart Still worth while for sure though. 6mo
Bookgirl @BookBoggart I didn‘t see the twist, but I just didn‘t find the story that compelling. It was good but I was expecting more given the hype! 6mo
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The Silent Patient | Alex Michaelides
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Excited to start this one and also to finally have a day in Michigan where it‘s beautiful for reading outside! #nomorerainplease #timeoffworkbeginsnow #libraryholdcamein

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The Furies | Katie Lowe
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Secret History, Special Topics in Calamity Physics, The Basic Eight, and the movie The Craft -and you have the plot of The Furies. Elite school, exclusive clique, charismatic adult mentor, dabbles in witchcraft, drugs and alcohol. The writing jumps around in time with no warning and that along with all the intoxication gives an incoherent feel to everything, which makes sense as the story is told by a character looking back at the past👇🏼👇🏼

Bookgirl Needed more room! There is so much symbolism for decay in this book it hits you over the head. Remember The Virgin Suicides? Totally different story but the same pervasive decay in the town, the people, and every description lives in The Furies. An interesting exploration of both the toxicity of female friendships and the ways in which women are oppressed and how that oppression can lead to madness. 6mo
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The Furies | Katie Lowe
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Nonstop rain in Michigan means I‘ve yet to get my new deck furniture actually out on my deck. But it‘s soooooo comfy! So, my son and I are just hanging out on it in the garage while we read. 😂😂😂 Lots of great NetGalley downloads to get through; the tagged book is another murder at an exclusive school with a sketchy clique involved - a total weakness of mine!! #garageliving #rainrainandmorerain #dogsoflitsy #loki #petsoflitsy #summerreading

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Tower of Dawn | Sarah J Maas
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At first I was not happy that this book doesn‘t continue Aelin‘s story but instead follows what happens to Chaol and Nesryn after they head out for Antica. More characters and storylines are introduced and it all gets a bit tedious at time. But, I did like Chaol‘s growth in the book and some of the reveals. As seems to be the case with this series for me, I found parts dragged terribly, but I liked the ending. One more book to go!

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Daisy Jones & The Six | Taylor Jenkins Reid
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The 1970s. Sex, drugs (a LOT of drugs), and rock n roll. Yet, this book also has a heart, a sweet story about love, and some fantastic one liners with hard truths about life. It‘s written in a fun interview format which was mostly dynamic, although at times annoying in its brevity of snippets. Definitely an enjoyable and fast paced read, different than my usual mysteries/suspense/fantasy. Recommend! #bookclubpick #allthisrainisgreatformygarden

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The Invited | Jennifer McMahon
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I‘m a fan of this author and I like that her books all are in a vein but do not follow a formula. Some are supernatural, some seem supernatural but have a scooby-doo ending. The Invited was intriguing since it examines a haunting that was chosen by the main character Helen. The surrounding mysteries aren‘t all that mysterious, but it was fun watching the characters figure things out. Enjoyable but not scary or even creepy, just interesting.

Bookgirl I will say, there was one huge flaw in the plot that did bug me...at one point saying a character wasnt in a location and then later on this person was conveniently there, with no explanation for the discrepancy. Sloppy! 6mo
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A Stranger on the Beach | Michele Campbell
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This book started out intriguing, quickly turned into what felt like a bad Lifetime movie, and then around halfway through I realized something else was afoot. Ultimately the book was better than I initially thought, but characters were clueless and frustrating, plot points were unresolved or undeveloped, and the tail end had no impact. I liked She Was the Quiet One by this author but this was only okay. Thanks to NetGalley for this one.

ReadingOverSleeping That's disappointing especially because the title is so interesting! 6mo
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Overall, I‘m a Ruth Ware fan, so I was excited to see she has a new book coming out in August. This is a fun, creepy suspense novel with plenty of things that go bump in the night, twists, and turns. Ultimately the story and the big reveal is quite improbable, but I still enjoyed reading it and appreciated the atmosphere that is created. Thanks to Net Galley for a copy of the book in exchange for a review.

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Empire of Storms | Sarah J Maas
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My compulsion to finish books/series even if I‘m not loving it can sometimes pay off. It has with this, book 5 in the Throne of Glass series. I liked the first 2, didn‘t love the second 2, but kept going and this book was my reward. The story is fast paced, has lots of thrilling reveals, and the characters are at a point where I really care about so many of them. I‘m now invested! Two more books to go and this one ends on a HUGE cliffhanger!

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Queen of Shadows | Sarah J Maas
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I got through this despite my frustrations with the pace of the story and many of the characters. Honestly my favorite character is Abraxos, an animal. But once again I did like how some plot points wrapped up, although one twist made no sense at all. I‘ve resigned myself to the fact that I will never really love this series or Aelin so now I need to decide if I continue reading to see how some things that do interest me resolve or just move on.

cbowlin1921 I‘ve read this series and I agree, this book is HARD to get through. I think the series gets better after this one tho 🤷🏼‍♀️ 7mo
Bookgirl @cbowlin1921 I liked the next book SO much better!!! 6mo
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Queen of Shadows | Sarah J. Maas
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Once again I seem to be of the minority opinion that these books are only so-so. Probably others who weren‘t feeling them were smart enough to bail by now. They scream “teen” to me despite all the murder and violence. The characters are all so black and white with their feelings. They have no ability to see other viewpoints and it makes the story annoying and eye rolling. I just don‘t love any of these characters. 🤷🏼‍♀️ Cute library though!

BethM I love ACoTaR but this one doesn‘t seem interesting to me. 7mo
Kimberlone I gave up after the 3rd book...totally lost interest. Same with the ACOTAR series although both series I thought the first two books were quite good 7mo
Bookgirl @BethM @Kimberlone I really liked the whole ACOTAR series although ACOMAF is the clear winner there. This series is tough...there are a lot more characters and convoluted storylines. Which isn‘t all bad, but I just am not loving the characters like I love The Night Court 🤷🏼‍♀️ 7mo
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Game of Thrones | George R R Martin
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Okay Litsy community I need some advice. I‘ve never read or watched any GOT. I know, how is this possible??? My husband and I need a new series to binge and he‘s already read the GOT books. Should we go for it or do you recommend I read the books first (since they are always better!!)??? I can always read them after??? Thoughts??
Fun for us, our kids‘ school mascot is a dragon so people sport these cool shirts around town.

AmyG I‘d watch the show. You don‘t need to read the books. You can read them after or not at all. (edited) 7mo
FantasyChick I am obsessed with the show but I've only read the first book. My plan is to read them all, in my own time, well after the show is done. 7mo
JacqMac I‘m not reading the books until I know he‘s going to finish writing them. I have serious doubts. The show is great! 7mo
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AlaMich I haven‘t watched the show but I have read all the books, and I can tell you they are amazing. I‘d imagine you won‘t want to read the books after because they are daunting. They are worth it, however! 7mo
zezeki If it makes you feel better, I've never read the books nor watched the series. 😅 7mo
BookwormAHN I've been watching the series and just now are reading the books. My take is if you want to read the books I think you should do it first but it's not a necessity. 7mo
Johanna414 I say just go for it. Save yourself the frustration of waiting for the final books to be published and read them later 7mo
Lizpixie I‘ve been a reader of the books from when Game Of Thrones was first published in 1996, way before all this hysteria. The books are a very different entity to the series, though the tv show roughly follows the storyline, there‘s so much left out or changed, especially in the later seasons, that you can do either without being spoiled for the other. Give the books a go though, they‘re totally worth it🤴🏼👸🏼🐉 (edited) 7mo
Bookgirl @AmyG thanks! @FantasyChick that‘s where I‘m leaning, thanks! 7mo
Bookgirl @JacqMac Good point!!!! Thanks 7mo
Bookgirl @AlaMich yes my husband says the books are better so that gives me pause... @zezeki Whew! Yes it does, although I‘m a fantasy reader so I feel a bit silly! 7mo
Bookgirl @BookwormAHN Good to know, thanks! 7mo
Bookgirl @Johanna414 I like that viewpoint! 7mo
Bookgirl @Lizpixie So that‘s good to know, looks like either way I‘m fine, thanks!! 7mo
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Heir of Fire | Sarah J Maas
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Mehso-so

This book dragged but overall I like where the story is headed. I enjoyed the addition of Manon and Abraxos, and, to a lesser degree, Rowan. I also liked the ending. However, for a book of over 600 pages, not much happens. It‘s a lot of character development and set up. The writing isn‘t good enough to get away with this length and so little action. I‘m hopeful that the next book in the series is more exciting. #dogsoflitsy #loki #petsoflitsy

mom2bugnbee What a handsome boy! We have a Loki in our home as well - a black cat. 7mo
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Finale: A Caraval Novel | Stephanie Garber
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Finally!!! I pre-ordered this from B & N and it took 8 days to get here. Seems excessive for impatient types like me. I had my NetGalley copy downloaded last week but prefer physical books, so I waited. Also excited to read a chapter from Legend‘s perspective!!! I am debating a reread of both Caraval and Legendary before I dive in. I love reading a series from start to finish all together. #finale #caraval #legend #danteisabookboyfriend

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Heir of Fire | Sarah J Maas
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Sigh. I‘m finding this book to be tedious. Struggling through. Maybe my fav chips and some wine will help!

Kimberlone This was the book that I started losing interest in this series with. I don‘t think I ever ended up reading the 4th... 7mo
Bookgirl @Kimberlone I finished it, admittedly by skimming. I liked the ending enough to keep going but at this point I‘m most interested in Manon and Abraxos! 7mo
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