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House of Furies | Madeleine Roux
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What a very “Alice”y quote. 💫💕
Madeleine Roux is always a joy to read.
So glad I have some downtime today to just read and turn off the world. 📚

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The Lost | Natasha Preston
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Teens go missing all the time in Aurora. But when one of Piper and Hazel's classmates disappears, they become determined to find out the truth of what happened to her.

While investigating, they meet 3 handsome, rich grad students..who kidnap them. The girls are taken to a building in a private-owned forest. The building isn‘t just designed to keep them locked away—every room is a test in survival. And Piper and Hazel wont give up without a fight.

OutsmartYourShelf Sounds intriguing! 10mo
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The Sisterhood | A.J. Grainger
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Lil‘s heart broke when her sister disappeared. There‘s been no trace of her since she vanished, so when Lil sees a girl lying in the road near her house she thinks for a moment that it‘s her.

The girl is hurt and disorientated and Lil has no choice but to take her home, even though something‘s not right. The girl claims to be from the community, The Sisterhood of the Light. But why does she have strange marks on her arms, and why is she running?

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You Owe Me a Murder | Eileen Cook
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Kim never expected to plot a murder. But that was before her boyfriend dumped her for another girl. Now, Kim‘s stuck on a class trip to London with him and his new soulmate and she can‘t help wishing he was a little bit dead.

But when Kim meets Nicki, a stranger on the plane who‘s more than willing to listen to Kim‘s woes, things start to look up. When she jokes about swapping murders, Kim plays along—that is, until Kim‘s ex mysteriously dies...

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The Last 8 | Laura Pohl
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Clover has always been a survivor, which is the only reason she isn't among the dead when aliens invade and destroy Earth.

When she hears a radio message, she's shocked to learn there are other survivors— all at the former Area 51. Only they aren't the ragtag group of heroes she was expecting. The group seems more interested in hiding than fighting back. But then she finds a hidden spaceship, and she doesn't know what to believe…or who to trust.

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Pretend She's Here | Luanne Rice
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Emily best friend died last year.

And Emily hasn't stopped grieving. Lizzie was lively, loud, and fun -- Emily's better half.

Lizzie's parents and her sister understand her pain. They miss Lizzie desperately, too.

Desperately enough to do something crazy.
Something unthinkable.

Suddenly, Emily's life is hurtling toward a very dark place -- and she's not sure she'll ever be able to return to what she once knew was real.

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Four walls. One window. No way to escape. Hannah knows there's been a mistake. She didn't need to be institutionalized. What happened to her roommate at her summer program was an accident. As soon as the doctors and judge figure out that she isn't a danger to herself or others, she can go home.

Then Lucy arrives. She may be the only person who can get her to confront the dangerous secrets that landed her there in the first place.

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The Waning Age | S. E. Grove, Sylvia Sellers Garcia
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In a parallel present, Natalia works as a hotel maid, practices martial arts, and cares for her brother, Calvino.

When kids reach Cal's age, they lose their ability to feel emotion. But Cal isn't waning. When a mysterious corporation kidnaps him for testing, Natalia's reaction surprises her: she's crushed, and she'll do anything to save her brother from their experiments. But the road to his rescue leads her to the shocking truth about waning.

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Meet Me in Outer Space | Melinda Grace
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Edie has a disability that impacts her learning. It isn't visible, it isn't obvious, and it isn't something she likes to advertise.

And for three semesters, her hard work and perseverance carried her through. She thinks she has her disability under control until... French 102, and meeting a professor unwilling to help. She finds herself caught between getting the help she needs and convincing her professor that shes not looking for an easy out.

KS1805 I think I‘ll have to add this book to want to read. I am trying to read more diverse books but haven‘t added any disability books to my TBR. 10mo
Gina Not only do I run a home for people with disablities I also havr a child with Asbergers Autism. This book just hit the top of my TBR list! Sweet! 10mo
Gina @KS1805 You might also want to check out... it is fiction but based on the authors fight with crippling anxiety 10mo
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KS1805 @Gina I‘m adding it to my TBR. Thanks! 10mo
Gina @KS1805 I swear this is the last one. Again this is fictional but this one is about autism and it was so amazing that they made a play out of it which visually looks outstanding. Being in the field I search these books out. 😁😀😃 10mo
HiddenGemBooks @Gina @KS1805 yes, turtles all the way down is definitely a fantastic book to delve into this genre. I clinically have Aspergers myself, and not “school smart” but have different strengths I can bring to the table. I love books that reflect and promote dis*ABLE*ments 😉❤️ 10mo
KS1805 @Gina suggest as many books as you love! That‘s why I‘m here! @HiddenGemBooks I‘m heading to the library today, with your seconding Turtles, I‘ll pick it up. Thanks! 10mo
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Nick and June Were Here | Shalanda Stanley
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Nick and June were best friends for years.

Now, June is coping with a new diagnosis of schizophrenia, a secret she asked Nick to keep. Nick is a car thief, supporting his aunt with the money and focusing on art whenever he can.

When June's condition sends her to the hospital and Nick's latest crime threatens to land him in prison, the two decide to run away. When the world is trying to tear them apart, can they find a way to stay together?

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All the Bright Places | Jennifer Niven
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Jennifer Niven 🥰👏
I think if I have any resolution for this coming year it will definitely be to reach out to those whose creative hard work I appreciate. Precisely authors and directors. Who writes like this!? Who can successfully sum up indescribable feelings into a few sentences?very few people can. That‘s talent right there. Those who turn intangible emotion into comprehensible literature and/or movies are gifted and magnificent humans.

Tanzy13 👏🙌 11mo
Kitty_Rochsmith That book was effing brilliant!!❤️ 11mo
Nute Agree! and I like the idea of saying thank-you to artists. How will you do it? 11mo
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Unnatural Disasters | Jeff Hirsch
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Will the Class of 2038 be the last class ever?

Lucy and her boyfriend have been planning a post-graduation trip for months, despite the unstable world they live in. But when everyone's phones start to ring during prom, Lucy knows something terrible has happened—something new. Decades of climate change have taken their toll, religious extremism is spreading, refugees have nowhere left to turn, and terrorism is common. But this is worse. Far worse.

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The Art of Losing | Lizzy Mason
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At a party, Harley discovers her sister Audrey, hooking up with her boyfriend Mike, and she leaves them in a rage. When drunk Mike attempts to drive Audrey home, he crashes and Audrey ends up in a coma. Harley is left with guilt and grief. So it‘s a surprising when she reconnects with a neighbor and childhood friend who‘s recently out of AA wrestling his own demons. He starts to show her a path forward that she never would have believed possible.

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In an Absent Dream | Seanan McGuire
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This is the story of a very serious young girl who would rather study and dream than become a housewife and live up to the expectations of the world around her.

When she finds a doorway to a world of reason, riddles and lies, she thinks she found paradise. Alas, everything costs at the goblin market, and when her time there draws to a close, she makes a bargain that never plays out well.

Wayward Children #4
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Keep reading @Carolyn11215 😉

Carolyn11215 Ohhhh...I don‘t have this one yet. Think I‘ll make reading books 2 and 3 one of my first enjoyable tasks in 2019! 11mo
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Every Heart a Doorway | Seanan McGuire
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Children have always disappeared under odd conditions; slipping through the shadows under beds, the back of a wardrobe, or tumbling down rabbit holes and into old wells, and emerging somewhere else. But magical lands have little need for children.

Nancy fell once, now she‘s back. What she‘s experienced change a person. The children under Miss West‘s care understand all too well. Each of them is seeking a way back to their fantasy world.

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GondorGirl These books are SO good! 11mo
Carolyn11215 Such an amazing book! I have the 2nd and 3rd in the series but haven‘t read because I don‘t want to have finished them. :) 11mo
Paula3 Sounds awesome 11mo
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The Similars | Rebecca Hanover
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The Similars are all anyone talks about at Darkwood Academy. Who are these clones? Who broke the law to create them?

Emma‘s best friend, Oliver, died over the summer and all she can think about is how to get through her junior year without him. Then she sees Levi—Oliver's DNA replica and a Similar.

Emma wants nothing to do with the them, but she keeps getting pulled deeper into their web, uncovering the dark truth, and no one can be trusted.

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Other Words for Smoke | Sarah Maria Griffin
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When the women from the house at the end of the lane went missing, none of the townspeople knew what happened. A tragedy, they called it. Only Mae and Rossa know the truth about that summer.

Only they know about the owl in the wall, the uncanny cat, creatures that devour love and fear, trials of loving someone who longs for power, freedom, and magic. They know what brought everything tumbling down around them. And they‘ll never breathe a word.

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The Black Coats | Colleen Oakes
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The secretive Black Coats have been exacting vengeance on men who hurt women for years. And Thea has just received an invitation to join them. This is the opportunity she‘s been waiting for to finally get justice for her cousin, whose killer went free.

Together they carry out Balancings—acts of revenge guaranteed to teach a lesson.

But when the Balancings escalate in brutality, she discovers that the Black Coats aren‘t all they seem to be.

DefLeppard Never heard of this, sounds really good. 11mo
Itchyfeetreader This sounds very interesting 11mo
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The Vanishing Stair | Maureen Johnson
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All Stevie wanted was to solve the Ellingham mystery, but instead she found her classmate dead. And crimes of the past still wait in the dark. Just as she‘s putting it together, her parents pull her out of the academy.

Now that she‘s away from the topiaries and secret tunnels, she feels disconnected from the rest of the world. But riddles are still waiting to be unraveled, and the path to the truth has more twists and turns than she can imagine.

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Ellis has made note of all possible scenarios of the end of the world, and is prepared for each one. What she doesn‘t expect is meeting Hannah in her therapist‘s waiting room. Hannah calls their meeting fate. After all, Ellis is scared about the end of the world; Hannah knows when its going to happen.

The girls become fast friends. As Ellis tries to help Hannah decipher her doomsday premonition, she learns there are secrets she isn‘t telling her.

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After the liver disease she was born with flares up unexpectedly, roller derby star Amelia, eighteen, must come to terms with the brevity of life while hoping for an organ transplant.

Then a friend from the past shows up. With Will, it‘s easy to forget about what‘s lurking underneath their time together. On the other hand, with the odds decidedly not in her favor, Amelia knows this feeling couldn‘t last forever. But what can?

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Missing, Presumed Dead | Emma Berquist
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With a touch, Lexi can sense how and when someone will die. Some say it‘s a gift. But to Lexi it‘s a curse—one that keeps her friendless and alone. All that changes when Lexi foresees the violent death of Jane.

Jane doesn‘t go to the afterlife quietly. Her ghost remains behind, determined to hunt down her murderer, and she needs Lexi‘s help. Lexi will do anything to help Jane, to make up for the fact that she didn‘t save Jane‘s life.

Christine11 This one sounds good! 11mo
Anitareads Can't wait for this one. 11mo
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The Missing Season | Gillian French
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Whenever kids go missing in October, Pender kids know whats behind it: a monster in the marshes named the Mumbler.

That‘s what Clara‘s new crew tells her when she moves to town: Bree and Sage, who take her under their wing; Trace, whose taken the lead on this year‘s prank war, and Kincaid.

As Halloween gets closer, tensions build in town, it‘s hard to shake the feeling that there really is something dangerous lurking in the shadows.

💥2019💥

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Last Things | Jacqueline West
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Anders is gifted. His band, Last Things, is legendary in their hometown. And Thea, a newcomer to the town, is one of his admirers. She turns up everywhere he goes: gigs at the coffeehouse, guitar lessons, even the woods near his home. When strange things start happening to Anders, blame falls on Thea. But is she trying to hurt him? Or save him? Can he trust a girl who doesn‘t seem to know the difference between dreams and reality?

💥Coming 2019💥

Readingismyescape This looks fascinating. 11mo
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Broken Things | Lauren Oliver
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Everyone thinks Mia and Brynn killed their friend. Driven by their obsession with a novel called The Way into Lovelorn the three girls had imagined themselves into a world where their fantasies became twisted, even deadly.

The only thing is: they didn‘t do it.

On the anniversary of Summer‘s death, a discovery resurrects pulls Mia and Brynn back together. The girls must confront what really happened in the woods long ago—no matter how monstrous.

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Sadie | Courtney Summers
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When Mattie is found dead, Sadie‘s entire world crumbles. After a botched police investigation, Sadie is determined to bring her sister‘s killer to justice and hits the road following a few clues to find him.

When McCray—a radio personality—overhears Sadie‘s story, he becomes obsessed with finding the missing girl. He starts his own podcast and tracks Sadie‘s journey, trying to figure out what happened, hoping to find her before it‘s too late.

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Jake and Kate live in London and have had enough of the hassle with city life. After an altercation with a stranger who pulls a knife on Jake, they take their son and move to a house in the woods. People in the village warn them they shouldn‘t have come. They find a Home made DVD in the loft of the previous family that lived there, the Prescotts. They realize that the family living there before them have disappeared and now, they could be next...

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Where They Found Her | Kimberly McCreight
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Six months after moving from NY to sophisticated Ridgedale, New Jersey, Molly is finally enjoying life again, as mother of a daughter and arts reporter for the local paper. But this stability is threatened when the body of a newborn is found in the woods behind the University and Molly is assigned the story. Over the objections of her husband, she dives into reporting, determined to uncover the truth.

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Milk and Honey | Rupi Kaur
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Milk and Honey | Rupi Kaur
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ephemeralwaltz 🙌🙌🙌🙌 1y
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How to Stop Time | Matt Haig
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Tom has moved to London to settle down and become a history teacher. On his first day, he meets a French teacher who seems fascinated by him. But Tom has a dangerous secret. He may look 41 years old, but thanks to a rare condition, he's been alive for centuries. Tom has performed with Shakespeare and explored the high seas with Captain Cook. Now, he just wants an ordinary life. But can he risk his future for the sake of love in the present?

Scott_BookInvasion I enjoyed this one! 1y
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The Speed of Sound | Eric Bernt
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Eddie just wants to hear his mother sing. But she died before he was born. Since he can‘t rely on his memory to fill in the notes, he relies on his intellect to create an “echo box”—a machine that can replay the sounds that have been captured in the walls themselves.

But the government is watching him very closely. If he succeeds, no conversation would ever be truly private and espionage will be as easy as clicking a button.

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The Outsider | Stephen King
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An 11-year-old boy's violated corpse is found in a town park. Evidence points to one of Flint City's most popular citizens; Little League coach, English teacher, husband, and father of two girls, Terry Maitland. Detective Ralph Anderson orders a quick and public arrest. Terry has an alibi, but Anderson and the district attorney have DNA evidence. Their case seems ironclad.

Terry seems like a nice guy, but is he wearing another face?

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The Other Life | Ellen Meister
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Quinn has a secret. Every time she makes a decision, she knows an alternate reality exists in which she made the other choice, and she knows how to cross over. But even in her darkest moments Quinn hasn't been tempted to slip through...until she receives devastating news about her baby.

Grief lures her to peek in the portal: to a life where she married another man, is childless, and a life in which her mother is still alive. What will she pick?

Eggs Sounds good 1y
Nute Your post have helped me discover several books that I would like to read. Thanks for sharing books that are intriguing to you.🙂 11mo
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Penance | Kanae Minato
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Penance begins with the death of Emily, who was lured away from her group of friends by a killer no one can name. Emily's grieving mother blames the four other girls for her daughter's death, and curses them to pay for Emily‘s murder if they cannot locate her killer. As the statute of limitations begins to run out, each of the four childhood friends begins to recount the events of that fateful day, and each has surprising revelations to make.

Miznanner Great cover 1y
Jana This book is fantastic! 1y
Nute This sounds so good! 11mo
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Universal Harvester | John Darnielle
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While working at the Video Hut in his tiny Iowa town, Jeremy connects reports of damaged VHS cassettes. Video Hut owner Sarah Jane and customer Stephanie push him to investigate the strange "second movie" that's popping up on the tapes: a disturbing film that appears to have been shot somewhere close by.

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Quiet Neighbors: A Novel | Catriona McPherson
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When Jude needs a place to hide, she runs to her last happy place: Lowell's dusty old bookshop in a one-horse town. Turns out, the proprietor needs Jude's help as much as she needs a respite from the world, and the two make it work, for a time. But both Jude and Lowell have their secrets, and those little mysteries are about to meet.

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Anne of Green Gables | L. M. Montgomery
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Code Name Verity | Elizabeth Wein
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But a part of me lies buried in lace and roses on a riverbank in France - a part of me is broken off forever. A part of me will be unflyable, stuck in the climb... 💕

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Six of Crows | Leigh Bardugo
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🖤🖤🖤

AmyG I just finished this book. Inej was probably my favorite character. 1y
Ddzmini The Wraith was mine 😋📖 I just purchased the second book but I‘m finishing a book so that will be my next read I can‘t wait 😁 1y
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Little Secrets | Megan Hart
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With a baby on the way and a brand new house, it seems Ginny and her husband, Sean, are on their way to a fresh start. But strange occurrences and financial strain seem determined to keep the couple in the past. Ginny begins to believe the house may be haunted...or Sean is trying to trick her into thinking so. As she researches the house's former owner and the tragedy that happened there, it becomes clear that something is in the house with them.

Paula3 Well now I've gone & added another to the TBR 1y
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Painted | Kirsten A. McKenzie
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When art appraiser Anita is sent to catalogue the collection of reclusive artist Leo Kubin, it isn‘t the atmosphere of the secluded house making her shiver, it's the audience of portraits on every wall watching her.

Kubin‘s lawyer didn‘t share the detailed instructions regarding the handling of the art, and Anita and her team start work in ignorance of the very instructions designed to keep them safe.

And in the darkness, the portraits stir...

Laura317 This sounds like a good, creepy Fall read to me. 1y
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The Black Palace | Josh Woods
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The Black Palace—some have called it a hidden fortress, others a labyrinth of myth. And even the witches, who built it and keep it shut, fear that through the ages it has come alive. But tonight, an agent leads her SWAT team on a raid inside to find one of their own, bringing a witch‘s maid as a guide. The palace holds a world of secrets where other desires are at work. You don‘t get in unless it wants you in, and the same goes for getting out.

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Erica‘s daughter has been in a coma for 9 months. Just when hope seems to be running out, Addie suddenly wakes up. At first, Erica ignores the warnings signs. Determined to enjoy her daughter's miraculous recovery, she sets about making their lives perfect. She‘s soon forced to face the possibility that something has taken control of Addie.

booksandsympathy I'm sure it's good, but it sounds too freaky for me. 1y
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The Sighting | Christopher Coleman
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One morning during his run, Danny witnesses the strangest thing he's ever seen; A dark figure emerges from the ocean, stands for just a few moments on the beach, and then retreats back to the waves.

The only witness to this event, he must convince those who will listen that what he saw was real.

But with only a vague photo, his only hope may be in finding a woman who was at the beach earlier, who may hold a secret that could cost him his life...

Bostonmomx2 Do you read stuff like this blurb and think, man if I saw that I‘d tell no one as they‘d think i was insane. 😊 1y
EloisaJames I‘d tell everyone and they‘d be certain I made it up and I would think I had too. 1y
Weaponxgirl @Bostonmomx2 yup, I'd buy an old leather journal though and write the stuff down in my best writing so that if anything happened to me there would be a chance for someone to do the horror movie thing and use my journal as a clue/ guide. 1y
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Alice in Wonderland | Lewis Carroll
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Such an underrated quote 💕

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Leave This Place | Spike Black
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Silas wakes suddenly in the night, feeling a suffocating sense of unease - as if he's being watched. His wife is asleep. He scans the bedroom of their rented holiday cottage, a spooky and unfamiliar place.

He makes out something in the dark. On the chair in the corner of the room... He's mistaken, surely. His imagination. Trick of the moonlight. No. Someone's there - an old man. Sitting there, staring at him a terrifying grin on his face...

Ashley85 Sounds creepy! 1y
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Gretel | Christopher Coleman
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There is an ancient evil in the Back Country, dormant for centuries but now hungry and lurking.

When it sets its sights on an unsuspecting mother one routine morning along an isolated stretch of highway, a quiet farming family is suddenly thrust into a world of unspeakable terror, and a young girl must learn to be a hero.

The Gretel Series includes:

Marlene's Revenge (Book Two)

Hansel (Book Three)

Anika Rising (Book Four)

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Untitled | Unknown
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High school can be rough. After John‘s closest friend dies in a mysterious fire, he inherits a stack of ancient nightmare-inducing books whose subjects begin appearing at his school.

Readers will be whisked through the precarious moments of a young teen struggling with reality in a world where what is real can change in a heartbeat.

Out now on kindle on amazon $2.99 ☺️

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Don't Look Inside | Spike Black
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Lizzie finds a tattered old book and is intrigued by its creepy cover. Suddenly the words DON'T LOOK INSIDE scratch furiously into the leather, as if carved by an invisible hand. Lizzie jolts, terrified. She intends to heed the warning, but curiosity gets the better of her. She feels compelled to look inside. Her hands move with a will of their own, opening the book.
She reels in horror. She never should‘ve looked inside. But now it's too late.

Readingismyescape Ooh. This sounds good and creepy. 1y
Cailey_Mac Sounds intriguing! And I noticed it‘s only $2.99 on kindle right now☺️ 1y
HiddenGemBooks @Cailey_Mac right!? They‘re having amazing sales right now☺️🙌 1y
Cailey_Mac @HiddenGemBooks It‘s terrible I‘m buying a book everyday with these great sales 😅 1y
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