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alecia3dixie

alecia3dixie

Joined May 2018

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Wonderland | Jennifer Hillier
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I loved this book! This book sucked me in until the very end. I loved the amusement park vibes. I loved the story, I loved the ending. Everything about this book was just great! The sex scenes were a little much but quickly passed. I also thought this would make a great criminal minds episode, then criminal minds was mentioned a few times! Made me giggle, 5/5!

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I had to restart this book twice because I just could not focus on listening to it. I had to sit down and do a puzzle because my mind could not focus on this book. I did not like the pacing of this book, it felt all over the place. In the audio version, it didn't say when switching from past to present and that would confuse me sometimes. Also I just got more bored and uninterested in the book as it went along. 2/5

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I liked this book. It gives you a drive to go out and do something, to really push your body to the brink. I saw a lot of people saying she was dumb or the reason she did what she did was stupid. But I don't think we can tell anyone how to grieve the loss of their mother. I would have gave this 5 stars, until the end bit about her mother's remains... wtf... 4/5

Octoberwoman It didn‘t drive me to go out and do anything but I still loved it. 2w
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One by One | Ruth Ware
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Mehso-so

So I figured out who the killer was right away. But I was really enjoying the first half of this book because I thought no way it would be this obvious. So I was looking at every clue in this book and trying to prove myself wrong. Alas, I was not. Really disappointed in that. I kept trying to disprove myself tho because I didn't think the person was a very good character to be there killer. As always with Ruth Ware, the book was just too long 3/5

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This book pulled me right in. I was intrigued to know what happened. I loved the ride and I love the way the author can twist her words to make you suspect nothing, and you never know who you're actually rooting for. But that ending knocked it down a star, what the fuck was that!? 4/5

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The Family Game: A Novel | Catherine Steadman
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Mehso-so

So I started liking this one right away. But a lot went down hill. A lot of things were sooo convenient for the main character. Also the story is just absolutely absurd. There are sooo many plot holes. But I still found myself enjoying the story. So as long as you can really stretch your belief and not think about it too much, it's a fun ride. 3/5

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We Spread | Iain Reid
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So I think I ended up not liking this one as much because I worked in a memory care unit for a very long time. Actually being in the mind of the person with dementia was okay. But the way the author portrayed the owner and workers as tho they might be evil, didn't sit with me. Most of the time workers love patients like their own family and try to make them as comfortable as possible. I hope nobody thinks nursing homes are actually evil. 💔 2.5/5

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So I'm in the minority of people who didn't like this book. There are 3 POVS, 2 being of women from this serial killers past. And I feel like a lot of it was glorifying the serial killer. Also he was a serial killer and I felt as though the book is saying he shouldn't be on death row because he did a bad thing but isn't a bad person? Which is easy to say, until it's your loved one who was killed. 2/5

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I usually only read romances once a year, Christmas time. For the warm and fuzzies. Nothing in this book made me feel warm or fuzzy. This book was just sad. About a women who let's everyone walk all over her and never goes for what she wants in her life. The characters didn't even spend enough time together for me to feel romance vibes. And the ending? That was just sad. 1/5

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So at first I thought this book was okay. But then I feel like it became a hot mess. It was very predictable and I'm really sick of the woe is me I am a woman and can't do anything for myself plot. It's old. Also the all men suck no matter what plot.. just not into it. 1/5

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The Chicken Sisters | KJ Dell'Antonia
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My first reaction was, there is so much fighting. Things were taken too far and it was quite ridiculous. Then I thought it was wrapping up because they were talking about announcing the winner the next day. So I thought maybe the book would be salvageable with the ending. I was at the 52% mark.. and I really had a Winnie-the-Pooh "Oh bother" moment. Ending: All that really traumatizing stuff? Yeah let's pretend that didn't happen. 1.5/5

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Ugh. I didn't like this one at all. Every other sentence was about drinking and alcohol. I don't care if books talk about that, but it didn't need so much of it. Also I know this character is suppose to be drunk a lot, but even when she was sober she made the most stupid decisions. I can't stand books that make their main characters make stupid decisions at every turn. Just can't stand it. And what the hell was that ending? 1/5

swishandflick Totally agree, I felt the same way! I think my least favorite thriller trope is the "what happened while I was black out drunk" schtick. 2mo
alecia3dixie I am thinking I am the same way 😅 2mo
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Night of the Mannequins | Stephen Graham Jones
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This unfortunately was a no for me. It did reel me in for a little bit, that's the reason it's not getting 1 star. But I felt like it just went down hill. Fast. I was trying not to scream WHY everytime the main character would do something. And I thought the whole thing was obvious. 2/5

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Our Dark Duet | Victoria Schwab
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Mehso-so

I was sadly disappointed in the second book. I was craving so much more between Kate and August and I got a whole lot of nothing. I was just not invested in this new plot and I felt the new characters added just flopped. Just very overly written, same old same old. 3/5

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This Savage Song | Victoria Schwab
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I liked this one. I liked the story and how different is was. But I also felt like it dragged on in some places and was predictable sometimes. Still liked the book and will be moving on to book 2. 4/5

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The Scent Keeper | Erica Bauermeister
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I loved this book. It was so magical, whimsical, and beautifully written. This world moves too fast sometimes and this book really reminds us all to slow down and smell the roses. 5/5

swishandflick I loved it too! ❤️ 2mo
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Suburban Hell | Maureen Kilmer
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This book was super cute. I really enjoyed the slight thriller/friendship. It reminded me heavily of my best friends exorcism but better and with adults. 4/5

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If you loved the first one, you will definitely love this one. I really liked the first one and I really liked this one! I love how the author is able to make a slasher book feel like a slasher movie! I feel like that's hard to do, since I don't come by them often that are so well done. 5/5!

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All Good People Here | Ashley Flowers
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This book pulled me in immediately. I was interested and I loved it a lot. I love cold case/crime books. But that ending.. I cannot stand open endings like that, leaves me with too many questions. 4 5/5

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Just Like Home | Sarah Gailey
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I didn't really like this one. I didn't like the writing style and it was sooo slow paced. Also I had a very hard time imagining a lot of what the book was trying to say. I was also left with sooo many unanswered questions. 1/5

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Kill Creek | Scott Thomas
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Mehso-so

This book was very in the middle for me. I felt like most of the characters were unlikable, and the book ran on for way longer then needed. It would have been better if it would have been cut, to make a faster paced read. 3/5

BookDragonNotWorm I thought it had definite creep factor but agree that it was WAY too long. 3mo
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I'm Glad My Mom Died | Jennette McCurdy
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I don't like rating memoirs because it's someone telling a story of their truth. This book was an amazing read and I loved hearing her story!

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Sign Here | Claudia Lux
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Mehso-so

I thought this book was just okay. It definitely could have been cut down a lot. There was a lot of filler and unnecessary information in the middle. There was some humor, but I felt like a lot fell flat. And I never really got invested in the characters at all. I think the interesting aspect of hell is what saved this from being a 1 star.

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Mary, Will I Die? | Shawn Sarles
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This book was very meh. I have loved the Bloody Mary game growing up. I wanted this book to be creepy and scary. But it wasn't. It was a group of teens who were all the original tropes. The geek, the bully, the freak, the athletic one. Really gets old. 2.5/5

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Be Not Far From Me | Mindy McGinnis
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It's a pretty good survival book. There were a few things I thought could have done better. Also reads VERY YA. 4/5

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Spells for Forgetting | Adrienne Young
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I really liked this one. This book was whimsical, beautiful, and romantical. Majority of the time I was in love and caught up in the story. I love the authors way of describing the sea and giving the places their own character. So lovely, it's like you're actually there. But there was other parts of the book that was so slow and boring, it made me want to take a nap. I would still recommend overall. 4/5

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Daisy Darker | Alice Feeney
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I loved this book so much!! This is going in my top favorites ASAP and I will be picking up more Alice Feeney in the near future. This book was written so beautifully. I usually don't annotate my books but I had to with this one. I related to this book so much. It's an absolutely stunning book with twists and turns. 5/5

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This book was way better then The Shining by a long shot. I really enjoyed the characters and the story way more. There were some parts that I found slow and drawn out. But I was really interested in this story. 4/5 stars

TrishB I agree, not a big The Shining fan, but loved this one. 4mo
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The It Girl | Ruth Ware
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I didn't end up liking this one. I was about 100 pages in and it just felt like I've read this book many times before. Also the chapters are really short but the writing is so dense. It felt like I was reading for way too long for how short the chapters were. The author tries very obviously to point you to who you're suppose to think it is, but that just made me think of them less and less. Boring, and obvious. 2/5

MelissaSue81 Yes, I agree with this. I really like Ruth Ware but this one didn‘t work for me. 4mo
ShelleyBooksie Yes!!! 4mo
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I am so sad that I didn't like this book because I normally like books by Jennifer Hillier. But this book was soooo predictable and the ending was just ridiculous. I groaned everytime I had to pick this book up. 1/5 stars

Librariana I chuckled at the mental image of you groaning every time you picked up your book 😁 I'm sorry it was a disappointing, predictable experience, but I'm sure you're glad it's over. 5mo
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The Night Sister: A Novel | Jennifer McMahon
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Mehso-so

This book was okay. I enjoyed it and kept me entertained. But there was 3 different timelines and that was confusing at first, trying to keep everyone straight. Also this book was very repetitive. Could have been shortened by taking out the 1000 repeating phrases. 3/5

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Firestarter | Stephen King
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This is my least liked by Stephen King so far. Most of it was a lot of science talk that went over my head. And also just talking and living. It was suppose to be horror/Thriller and I did not get any of that. You have a girl who can start fires with her mind, how did he miss the mark so badly? 1/5

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Pieces of Her | Karin Slaughter
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This book had me captivated by the very first page. The 2018 timeline was action packed and I loved it. But when it went back to 1986 chapters is slowed down a lot. Also the decisions this women is making.. The character was 31 and I just couldn't imagine anyone that age making the stupid decisions she did. Also there was a lot of repetition that felt like it was juat to make the book longer. All of those things just knocked a star off for me.4/5

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Survivor Song | Paul Tremblay
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I enjoyed this book. I liked the zombie like premise of the book and just the terrifying reality of having a baby in a horrible world like that. Always will be on my fears list! But the political slurs in this book weren't needed, no matter where you stand, I don't like politics in my books. 3.5/5

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The Grimm Legacy | Polly Shulman
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I thought this was super cute! I think any fan of the Grimm tales would really like this book. 4/5

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This book was just overly sexual. I don't mind sex scenes but not when they're with older men/women and younger teens. Really boils my blood. It's a forgettable book and the least stars I've ever given a Swanson book. I just didn't think there was a point to the book? It's just sick. 2/5 stars

LiteraryinLawrence I appreciate knowing this. I love his books in general but I will know to skip this one. Thanks! 6mo
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The One I Left Behind | Jennifer McMahon
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Jennifer McMahon is one of my top authors. I'm working my way through her back list and I really enjoyed this one. I was invested right away. I did think the book dragged on for a while and I wasn't too shocked to who it was. But I still enjoyed the ride. 4/5

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Insomnia | Sarah Pinborough
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I really enjoyed this book! It sucked me in so quick, I read this in a day. I was so invested in what was going on and I like where the ending ended up! Yeah it was a tad obvious in some aspects but I didn't see some of it coming. I really had fun reading this one. 4.5/5

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Elatsoe | Darcie Little Badger
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I really liked this one, it was written beautifully and was so whimsical. 4/5

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The Better Liar | Tanen Jones
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I did not like this one at all. I thought it was boring at the beginning but decided to stick it out and the twists were just so unbelievable that I just could not stop rolling my eyes. 1/5

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House Across the Lake | Riley Sager
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Unpopular opinion but I loved this one! This book kept me guessing at every turn and the twists were absolutely crazy! It was fast paced and I had a lot of fun reading it. 4/5

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The Shuddering | Ania Ahlborn
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Mehso-so

This book was okay. It took a minute to gain my interest but got better once things started to pop off. The main reason why I'm giving this book a lesser rating because it read very YA. These are suppose to be adults and they all acted like teenagers with their emotions and decisions. They bothered me because I'm not into most YA. I think that's also why I didn't like Brother as much either. 3/5

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Don't Look for Me | WENDY. WALKER
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I loved this book. Loved it. Trigger warning for child loss and grief. This book was able to capture emotions of this mother and her grief so well. The author was able to make me think it was almost everyone in this book. I also wasn't 100% sure who it was until it was revealed. Also that ending!? I was shook. 5/5!

SilversReviews Oh yes….so good!! 6mo
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The Shining | Stephen King
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So I think I went into this book with way too high of expectations. I always heard it was crazy and scary, I've also never seen the movie. And I was really let down. I didn't think this was scary, and there was a part where I was just reading newspaper clipping for so long I almost fell asleep. 2/5 unfortunately.

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Mickey7: A Novel | Edward Ashton
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This one was okay. I think it's going to fall right in the middle. It was fun but it spent so much time discussing his every day life I felt like I didn't get enough details to really imagine all the things on the plant and dome. I wish that would have gone into more detail instead of talking about going to the cafeteria 100 times. 3/5

AudiobookingWithLeah I totally agree! 6mo
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The Butcher | Jennifer Hillier
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Mehso-so

So this book does start out by telling you who the Butcher is. Which kinda sucks. But you also get to read from his point of view, being a serial killer. But there were flaws. Like the main characters were so frikken selfish it was hard to not roll your eyes. Also some things that were suppose to be the surprise part, were very obvious to me. 3/5

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The Hollow Places | T. Kingfisher
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This book caught my attention and had me immersed very quickly. Then it died as quickly as it started. There was so many details I could not care about and then so many lacking details where they were really needed. I had a hard time imagining this place and the main character was so naive and I caught on way quicker then she did. Also the book became very repetitive. This book reminded me of House of Hollow by Krystal Sutherland. 2/5