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Literary_Siren

Joined May 2016

I am a lost girl, an adventurer, a dragon rider, a burglar, a dreamer. I am a reader. 📚 www.goodreads.com/jaymecasey
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Cute little MG paranormal suspense/mystery.

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Harry Potter: fun book | J.K. Rowling
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My nerd heart is soooo happy! 🥰

BiblioLitten 🎉🎉😃 12mo
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Ebook deal alert! #KindleDeal

swynn Nabbed it. Thanks! 14mo
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The Beautiful | Rene Ahdieh
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Just finished my reread so I can start the second book.

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Spellmaker | Charlie N Holmberg
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I loved this duology so much! I‘m sad to see the end. I felt like this could have been more than two books. On the plus side Holmberg‘s Paper Magician series has been optioned by Disney. 🥰

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This 3rd installment in the City of Ghosts series was pretty suspenseful. My heart really goes out to Cassidy‘s friend, Lara. I absolutely love this MG series and I really hope Schwab continues with it.

Palimpsest I‘m waiting for book three to come in the mail! I think this series is fantastic. When I got City of Ghosts out of the library a couple of years ago I couldn‘t put it down until I finished it. I was bored by comparison with Addie LaRue even though that book is for adults and this for kids. Just my opinion. 1y
Literary_Siren @Palimpsest I had it preordered for my kindle and I may or may not have ordered OwlCrate‘s Bridge of Souls box. 😬 1y
Palimpsest @Literary_Siren haha! I‘ve only got one other OwlCrate box, but when I saw that was the junior box special with a signed book I had to get it too! That‘s what I‘m waiting for, but I know they were waiting for one more item before shipping. Not going to lie, I‘m super excited for it. This series is really special! 😊 1y
Tera66 I've loved listening to this series! Excited for the new book too! 1y
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I love this series so much!! If you like steampunk fantasy with a touch of the supernatural and history, you‘ll love this series as much as I do!

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Gates of Guine | Alys Arden
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Have I mentioned how much I love this series yet?? The writing, world building and character development is amazing! Would you travel to the afterworld to save someone you love?

AUDIOBOOKINGWITHLEAH I read the first book in this series so long ago, and I loved it. It took forever for the second book to come out...by the time it did, I think I just lost interest in it. At this point, I would have to start over with book #1, and I know I don't have the gumption to actually read books as long as these are. 1y
AUDIOBOOKINGWITHLEAH Only the first two are on audio at this point, so I'm hesitant to start the series again when I don't know if she plans to have them made into audiobooks? 1y
Literary_Siren @AUDIOBOOKINGWITHLEAH I have no idea about the audiobooks but I didn‘t really notice how long they actually are because the story just draws you in. 1y
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I‘m loving this series so much! I don‘t know why I haven‘t started it before this year. I will say that Issac is super high handed with how he “protects” Adele. It infuriates me to no end! (It could be a trauma response from me)

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Romeo Catchers | Alys Arden
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I. Am. Loving. This. Series. So much!!!! I can‘t even adequately describe how amazing this book is. It‘s answered a bunch of questions and then left you wondering about so many things! On to book 3, I can‘t (willingly) put these down!

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The Casquette Girls | Alys Arden
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I loved this so much! Witches, Vampires and Werewolves in New Orleans, what‘s not to love?!

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This MG mystery series is so fun! This is the 4th book and I haven‘t heard anything about a 5th yet.

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I was thrilled but not scared. I definitely got some Girl on the Train vibes from this one but I feel like GotT was definitely more suspenseful.

IamIamIam I liked this and inadvertently read it twice because I was playing nice for book club! Haha... I was OBSESSED with Imogen Church's narration, though!! 1y
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The Poppy and the Rose | Ashlee Cowles
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I absolutely LOVED this book! It sank its claws into me and wouldn‘t let me put it down! (It‘s 5:30am) This is the first book I‘ve read by this author and I‘m absolutely floored at how well it‘s written; I was freezing in those lifeboats, I heard the screams of the doomed, and I felt the silence as it crept across the water to the survivors in the boats.

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The Luminaries | Eleanor Catton
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This just popped up on Facebook. Another book I need to read before the show premieres. Thank the goddess I‘ve got time before Shadow and Bone hits Netflix!

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Kingdom of the Wicked | Kerri Maniscalco
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Maniscalco is turning into an auto buy author for me. I loved her Jack the Ripper series. And I‘m super excited to see where this series is headed! Witches, demons, vampires and other things that go bump in the night, all on top of a murder mystery? Sign me up every time!

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I love, love, loved this! I know a lot of people didn‘t like the ending but I thought it was perfect, exactly what Addie would do! Sacrifice for the ones she loves and set herself up for some good old fashioned revenge. (Always a dish best served cold)

TheBookAddict Right! I just felt I needed to know what happened afterwards! 😅 1y
Literary_Siren @TheBookAddict maybe Schwab will release a book following Addie and Luc after she sets Henry free?? 🤞🏻 1y
TheBookAddict @Literary_Siren 🤞🏽🤞🏽 1y
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bookandbedandtea Am I the only one who had some sympathy for Luc at the end? I mean, sure, he's not a good guy- and probably couldn't overcome his nature even if he wanted to- but I wasn't able to see him as a villain either. 1y
Literary_Siren @bookandbedandtea no you‘re not! My heart went out to him a lot throughout the story. 1y
bookandbedandtea @Literary_Siren Whew! I'm glad it's not just me. 1y
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Did y‘all see the new update for the kindle app??? It now puts series together!! 😲

Texreader Ooohhh!!! Nice! 1y
Bookjunkie57 👀👀👀 1y
Cailey_Mac Oooooo! 1y
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Literary_Siren @Texreader @Bookjunkie57 @Cailey_Mac I‘m in love! No more scrolling and guessing what goes together! 1y
TrishB Where do I find this? 1y
Literary_Siren @TrishB I‘m not sure what your question is. I‘ve got the iPhone Kindle app, I just opened it and clicked on library and it was like that. 1y
TrishB Thanks! I looked on my actual kindle and it didn‘t seem any different. I‘ll have a look at the app 👍🏻 1y
Literary_Siren @TrishB no problem! It would be nice if they did it for kindle though! 1y
AUDIOBOOKINGWITHLEAH Wow, it does...that's kind of cool. It even tells you what order they go in when you click on them. 1y
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I could say the same thing about one of my sisters. 😂

janeycanuck I need to remember this phrasing! 1y
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The Deep | Alma Katsu
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I‘m not exactly sure how I feel about this book. It‘s a little strange but also intriguing. Idk, it was good but weird.

WonderlandMind Felt the same way! 1y
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The Wickeds | Gayle Forman
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I know this hasn‘t gotten good reviews but I loved this story! I can‘t really say too much about it without giving a lot away.

Xerepha What type of story would you compare it to? I‘m always looking for a good book. 1y
Literary_Siren I‘m not sure. It‘s more like a story about how the stepmothers actions were misconstrued. 1y
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The Cleaners | Ken Liu
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I have no idea what fairytale this was supposed to be originally but I liked it either way! Super interesting plot. I feel like it could be a full length novel.

Cortg Ooh. I was thinking about giving my book club a “genre choice” the next round of book pickings and doing a fairytale/folktale retelling option for my month. 1y
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The Princess Game | Soman Chainani
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This one was sooooo good! A short little murder mystery; the ultimate “bros before hoes”. I really enjoyed it!

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Hazel and Gray | Nic Stone
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These modern fairytales are super weird so far. I don‘t really know how to feel about them.

GypsyKat I‘m interested to read them. I love fairytale retellings usually, and I saw that there‘s one by Rainbow Rowell. Have you read that one yet? 1y
Literary_Siren @GypsyKat yes that‘s the first one I read. I‘d be interested in your review of it. It‘s super short but seemed kind of pointless to me. 1y
Literary_Siren @GypsyKat I believe that was the first I‘ve read of anything she‘s written. The writing was good but the story itself just fell a little flat. 1y
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The Prince and the Troll | Rainbow Rowell
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Definitely a modern fairytale, but I don‘t get the point of the story. 🤷🏻‍♀️

Bookjunkie57 I didn‘t either. At the end I was just like that‘s it?! 1y
GypsyKat I just came to your page and answered my own question from your latest post lol. Bummer that this isn‘t well received so far, I had high hopes! 1y
Literary_Siren @GypsyKat I just replied to your first comment! 😂 1y
GypsyKat @Literary_Siren haha I saw! That was my bad 😂 1y
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Spellbreaker | Charlie N. Holmberg
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I loved this!! Reminiscent of her Paper Magician series, which I absolutely adored. Can‘t wait to see where this series (duology?) is headed! March cannot come fast enough.

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Silence in the Shadows | Darcy Coates
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Super suspenseful ending to this series. The last few chapters were cringey though. I‘m not sure why but Clare just started grating on my nerves.

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Finally decided on my two First Reads books! I‘ve been debating between them all day long.

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Has anyone picked their first reads yet? I can‘t decide!

alysonimagines I chose West with Giraffes and Gerta, since I like WWII-era historical fiction. Also I like giraffes, and I have Czech heritage, so there‘s another personal plus for each of these titles. 1y
angel1 I went with Hadley and Grace and Widowish as my 2 choices 1y
Crazeedi Yep, just posted my picks! 1y
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Crazeedi There were some good ones, I chose Hadley and Grace and Gerta 1y
Patchshank I chose the ardent swarm because I like bees. 🐝🐝🐝 1y
aperfectmjk I have not... I always tell myself I'm going to wait until there are more reviews, and then I forget entirely. Lol 1y
Literary_Siren @alysonwrites @Crazeedi @angel1 @Patchshank @aperfectmjk I just posted my picks! It was a hard decision this month! 1y
Crazeedi @Literary_Siren it was! I wanted 4! Lol 1y
Cortg I didn‘t even know this existed! Maybe I‘ll read on my kindle more now 🙄 I chose West with Giraffes and The Ardent Swarm. 1y
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This book was a little slower than the first two but no less suspenseful. Some people left the two main protagonists and they‘re on their way back to Winterbourne; which sounds like it‘s going to be a death trap after reading the synopsis of the fourth book.

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Untitled | Unknown
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My goal was 85, not too shabby.

La_Cori Yay!! Congrats 🎉📚👏 1y
Gissy Congratulations!!! 📚📚📚📚👏👏👏🎉🎊 1y
readordierachel Not too shabby at all! 1y
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Secrets in the Dark | Darcy Coates
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I‘m breezing through this series! The beginning was a little boring but it quickly picked up momentum. So many suspenseful moments and the majority had my heart in my throat. I‘ve yet to read something I didn‘t like from Darcy.

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Voices in the Snow | Darcy Coates
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I can always trust Darcy to pull me out of a reading slump! Her stories are so suspenseful. I don‘t know how she does it but she‘s able to make me feel like I‘m in one of her stories with things that are made for nightmares. Hopefully I can get another couple books in before the end of the month!

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Ghostlight | Sonia Gensler
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This was not at all what I was expecting. Kinda “meh”. Could just be the mood I‘m in.

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The Hunger Games | Suzanne Collins
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This year I‘m Katniss Everdeen! 🥰 #Halloween2020

BiblioLitten Cool! 2y
ravenlee Out to fight the corrupt government? Sounds legit. 2y
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Nightfall | Jake Halpern, Peter Kujawinski
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I‘m not sure what to say about this book. It‘s not the best I‘ve ever read but the writing and suspense were well done, which is why I gave it the rating I did and made it an overall pick. I could have used an inset story to explain exactly the who, what, where origins of the monsters.

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LitJoy does their editions right! I loved this story! I had a hard time putting it down. I loved the characters and the world building. Just wow! If someone doesn‘t already have a LitJoy subscription and wants one or wants to try out a single month, here is my referral link: http://rwrd.io/u21hdk1

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The Ghost Tree | Christina Henry
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Absolutely amazing and my first Christina Henry novel. Suspenseful, mysterious, and supernatural. Everything for a perfect October read!

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If He's Sinful | Hannah Howell
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I absolutely love Hannah Howell! And her Wherlocke series is phenomenal! Grab the second book for $1.99!! #KindleDeals #eBookDeals

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Now You See It . . . | Vivian Vande Velde
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The bookmark says it all! Took me only a couple hours to finish this book that‘s been on my TBR for 3 years. It‘s considered middle grade fantasy but I feel like it‘s more YA. Either way I absolutely adored it!

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Not bad. I enjoyed some stories more than others, I expected that. The last two were probably my favorites.

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Horrid | Katrina Leno
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I give it 4 stars because it was engaging enough to hold and keep my attention but it was more disturbing than scary.

dottie.floating.on.words Just finished this book! The cover is 😍 but it wasn‘t a 5 for me either 2y
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I just finished Blackout and I picked up her novella collection for $1.99 on kindle! If you‘re enjoying this series or already have but haven‘t read the novellas (like me) then get lucky and get them all for super cheap! #KindleDeal

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Blackout | Mira Grant
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Wow! This was an awesome conclusion to a series I wasn‘t sure I was going to finish. The first book was a definite struggle to finish but if you persevere you won‘t be disappointed! I‘m now going to read all the novellas for this series.

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Deadline | Mira Grant
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Holy. Cow. Definitely faster paced than the first book. That ending is 😱. On to book three with all enthusiasm! I‘m glad I decided to continue this series, so far anyway.

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Feed | Mira Grant
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Why does it seem to take forever to get into her books? I‘ve been reading this book off and on for months. It didn‘t really keep my attention until 300 pages in. I had the same complaint about Into the Drowning Deep. The second half makes me want to finish the series but the first half wants me to cut my losses. Anyone else feel this way?

dylanisreading Yep! Still haven't been able to get into Feed after trying at least twice. It took me the first 150 pages or so to really get into Into the Drowning Deep (worth it imho). Have you checked out her novella Rolling in the Deep? 2y
AutumnRLS I have all of these, but have only read the first one. I definitely had trouble getting into it, but once it picked up speed I was hooked. Then I was devastated by the end and couldn't just go right into the next one. I do find myself thinking about the explination of how the outbreak occurred all the time and it's been years since I read it. It's definitely stuck with me and I intend to read the rest some day. 2y
Literary_Siren @Bianca yep! That took a little while to get into as well. I read it before I read Into the Drowning Deep. 2y
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Book 6.5 in the Book of Never series. Very short novella that o read to take a little break from The Chronicles of Shannara. I highly recommend this fantasy series. All the books are quick reads and I enjoy spending time in the magical world Capes has created.

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Vengeful | V. E. Schwab
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There is literally nothing that Schwab writes that I don‘t like. I think I‘ve read everything she‘s published to date and I‘ve loved it all. She‘s right up there with Gaiman. The ending left me wondering is she‘s going to write a 3rd book for this series.

tracey38 I've heard everyone rave about her books but haven't read any yet. Need to jump on the bandwagon! 2y
Eyelit I love her too! 2y
Literary_Siren @tracey38 I‘ve only been on the band wagon for a year. I can‘t remember if I started with The Near Witch or the first Cassidy Blake book. Her stories are just so unique and original. 2y
Weisubei Currently reading this 🤩🤩 2y
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Vicious | Victoria Schwab
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How have I not started this duology before now?! Schwab is a master storyteller! Tons of action, conspiracy and emotion. I loved it!

BiblioLitten I loved this one! 😍 2y
Literary_Siren @BiblioLitten it was so good!! 2y
jmtrivera I love these books! This is what hooked me on Schwab. 2y
Literary_Siren @jmtrivera I think the first book I read of hers was 2y
jmtrivera @Literary_Siren Also a good one! 2y
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This is a novella for her Vicious duology. Not sure where it‘s going as I probably shouldn‘t have read this first but it was a nice teaser.

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