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alecia3dixie

alecia3dixie

Joined May 2018

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The Darkest Minds | Alexandra Bracken
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I found myself another dystopian series I love! I really liked this one! I liked the superpowers, world, characters, etc.. The ending tore my heart to pieces. I can probably guess where it all will end up, but I don't care because it was a lot of fun! The only criticism I have is that the main character was soooo whiny in the beginning and was very annoying. 4.5/5

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I actually liked this one better than the first one! I think this book really took the criticism of the first book and made the second better. When the author interjects, it felt more natural than the first one. I felt the main character was a little more fleshed out. I also just enjoyed this setting more. 4.5/5

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Mehso-so

I actually wanted more from this book. I was so hooked in the beginning, but it started to lose me in the middle. I wanted way more descriptions of how everything actually worked. It just brought me out of the book because I didn't fully understand how everything worked. I wish this book had way more details. 3/5

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The Reformatory | Tananarive Due
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This book was truly amazing. I could feel the raw emotion dripping off the pages. You really did care for these characters. This book made me laugh, cry, shout, and get angry. I do have to say, I think it could have been shortened. I think Gloria's perspective could be cut or at least most parts. At times, there were information dumps that made the pace get very slow. I think that would have taken this amazing book to a spectacular book. 4.5/5

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I really enjoyed this book. It was very well written and had me laughing at some points. Very unique. I don't think I have seen another book written like this. The main character was also very likable. The only thing I can say I didn't like was when the author would speak to the reader in some parts, which took me away from the story. In the middle of a high tension moment and the author would interprupt it. I liked this most of the time, tho. 4/5

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Bright Young Women | Jessica (Author) Knoll
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What a wonderful way to honor and tell a few stories of the victims of The Defendant. We often idolize serial killers and let their name live on forever instead of honoring and remembering the victims' names, who were taken way too soon. Absolutely beautiful. 5/5

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The Teacher | Freida McFadden
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This book was just not for me. I felt like I have read this plot line so many times already. There are glaring plot holes, and the twist at the end I felt was just not needed and created plot holes. 2/5

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Pretty Girls: A Novel | Karin Slaughter
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This book was really good! My jaw definitely dropped a few times! The middle started to really drag, though. Did not need to be this long of a book. Also, I would stay away from the audiobook. The way the author pronounced words that started with a wh.... kept reminding me of the episode of Family Guy when Stewie pronounced cool whip... 4/5

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The Rosewood Hunt | MacKenzie Reed
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I enjoyed this book. I liked the treasure hunter vibes with newfound/old friends. Also, I liked underlining lessons and morals in this book. 5/5

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The Other Mothers | Katherine Faulkner
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I really enjoyed this book and got immersed in the stories of all the moms. Probably could have been shortened a bit. Took 1 star because I didn't enjoy the ending. 4/5

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Good Girls Don't Die | Christina Henry
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This book had so much potential. I absolutely loved the idea. But it was poorly executed. Every time I started getting a feeling for the story, it switched. Very disjointed. The ending was just humiliating. All the different ways this author could have gone and they decided to go with all white men are bad just because they are white men. Hopefully, a white man never tries to read this book. Rip. 1.5/5

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The Manor House: A Novel | Gilly Macmillan
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When I first started this book, it was really good, and I was enjoying it. Then, it got super slow, and the twists were just dumb. The further it got toward the end, the more far fetched everything became. The author didn't know what they wanted to do, so they just threw every cliche at the end possible just to get thrills. It was honestly just a bad mess. 2/5

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The Bone Hacker | Kathy Reichs
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I had no idea this book was a part of a series. But, I did not need to read the others to understand the book. I didn't feel like I was left out of anything. This book was okay. It was very slow and felt like a cozy mystery. I didn't see the ending coming, but I wasn't impressed with the ending either. 2.5/5

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How to Be Eaten: A Novel | Maria Adelmann
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I really like retellings. And I did like this one. It was a cool concept. But, I feel like if you're going to make some super obvious and to their story, you shouldn't go completely off the rails with other ones. Some stories were magical where others were not at all like the author couldn't decide if they wanted it to be magical or realism. 3.5/5

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Let Him in | William Friend
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If I had known this book was mainly focused on just grief, I would have gone into with a different mindset. Instead, I went in thinking it was a thriller/horror and was majorly disappointed. Also, the wife dies, and sister/best friend takes her place, which gives me major ick. 1/5

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Mehso-so

This book was okay. It just felt like every other book I have read come out this month in YA thriller. Whimsical, with lyrical writing and a lot of character plot. There is not too much time spent on the thriller aspect. It just feels like it's been way over done this year. Also, it's not a bad book, tho. 3/5

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Pumpkinheads | Rainbow Rowell
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Cute quick little comic with good halloween/fall vibes 5/5

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All Hallows: A Novel | Christopher Golden
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I think this could have been a good book with a lot of editing. There were way too many characters it was hard to keep everyone straight. Also, too many things all going on at the same time. There was also way too much family drama that I couldn't care less about. I wanted a spooky horror book. Not subrurn family drama. Nothing started happening until about 60%, and the ending just left me wanting more. 2.5/5

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This book was okay. I was loving the first half, 80s slasher movie vibes were so real. But then the book took a weird twist, and I didn't like it. Definitely should have just stuck to a slasher, and it would have been great. 3/5

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Starling House | Alix E. Harrow
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Boring. This was not a horror book at all. I hated the main character. If you want to read just long descriptions of everything, this is for you... 1/5

BooksNBowls I love the honesty 😂 5mo
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Beautiful. Absolutely beautiful. Adrienne has a way with words. So lyrical and makes you feel like you're actually there. I swear I could smell the honeysuckle. As always, it is a magical, time bending, beautiful story. Adrienne Young will always be a must-read for me 5/5

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I really liked this one. I have always been into potions as a kid, trying to mix "potions." So I feel like this book resignated with me. Also, the vibes are immaculate. I'm so glad I read this in October. The old time Lodon vibes ✨️yes✨️ I'm giving 4.5 instead of 5 because there were parts I thought were drawn out and wordy.

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Escape Room | Maren Stoffels
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Mehso-so

If you just want a quick read, that doesn't really get into the characters' back story or anything, just a quick thriller. This is for you. It's okay, good for just being a short read. 2.5/5

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The September House | Carissa Orlando
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Love, love, love! This is 100% not a normal haunted house story. I absolutely adored all the characters. I thought I knew exactly what was happening the whole time, and even got a little mad when it didn't. Just to realize this book was written so well to drive you to that conclusion, completely tricking you. I'm impressed this author was able to convince me so wholeheartedly on the wrong conclusion. 5/5!

dabbe #stacked because of your review! 🤩🤩🤩 5mo
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We'll Never Tell | Wendy Heard
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This was an okay book. I am giving most of my stars to the atmosphere and setting. I loved the spooky vibes and set in Hollywood investigating an old famous murder. But, I felt that the author dropped the ball on everything else. The characters were stale, everything came out of left field, and felt very anti climatic. I just wanted more. 2.5/5

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Mister Magic | Kiersten White
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I did enjoy this book for the main part. I liked the fact that everyone knew this show, but it was more like a fever dream. There wasn't any evidence of it ever existing other than in people's minds, which can be unreliable at times. But, the ending got to be a tad confusing for me. I felt like it just wasn't really the ending I was expecting or wanting. 3.5/5

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Mehso-so

For me, I have to somewhat like the characters. I did like some, but some were just insufferable. I liked the story for the main part. But, I just couldn't stand these people. I really didn't care if the girl came back or not 🤷🏻‍♀️ 3.5

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Their Vicious Games | Joelle Wellington
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I really enjoyed this one! It felt like hunger games meets ready or not! I really love a well written book that has to do with some type of games. Plus, it's huge each the rich vibes. 5/5

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Mehso-so

I really liked this book in the beginning. It has you gripped immediately. I was constantly wondering what happened and looking for clues everywhere. But, the book reveals what happens before the 50% mark. The things that happen in this book are way too far and in-between. If I had to listen to them collecting rain water one more time... I'm giving 3 stars because I did really enjoy the first half of this book. 3/5

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The Quiet Tenant | Clemence Michallon
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I liked what this book was about. I liked the lyricalness. But also, this was supposed to be a thriller. It felt more like a really long monolog or biography. If I went into this book thinking that, I might have liked it more. I felt as tho I was always waiting for nothing to ever really happen.. 2/5

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Are we sure this is the actual second book to this series? Because I loved the first one, and this one was just bad. This was not the same Millie as the first book! The first book she was determined and strong! This book she was annoying and complained about everything! I saw the ending coming from the first 100 pages... it felt like bad acting, but in a book? Just cringey. 2/5

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The Housemaid | Freida McFadden
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This book is...SO.GOOD. The twists and turns, just amazing! I don't want to say too much, just READ IT!!!!!! 5/5

BooksNBowls This has been on my TBR for a while but I know it‘s one of those books I‘m going to finish in one sitting and I‘m waiting for the perfect day to do it lol 7mo
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Loved!! I haven't loved a Riley Sager in a minute, but this one was great! Every time I thought I knew what was going on, nope! I felt like the first twist was obvious once it was revealed, and I can't believe I didn't see it! I thought it didn't get a little outlandish near the ending, but I still loved it! 5/5

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Dark Corners: A Novel | Megan Goldin
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This book was so fast-paced, sucked me in immediately, and I couldn't put it down! This author is really good at putting red herrings in her book, so you keep yourself guessing constantly. The only reason I'm taking .5 off is because I guessed a lot of the ending early on, but not all of it. 4.5/5

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How Can I Help You | Laura Sims
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I really wanted to like this one 😫 and a lot of people are still probably going to like this. But, me personally, this book did the one thing I can not stand in books. 2 main characters, switching POV, and recounting the same exact things. You would get a long chapter about the first main character, then switch to the second person and read the whole thing again through their perspective. Personally, 1/5

Yuki_Onna Stacking nevertheless... 😅 7mo
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Lying in the Deep | Diana Urban
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I'll give this one 2 stars just because I really liked the setting. This book will leave you with the feeling that nobody can be that blind. The main character misses every single red flag. I saw every plot twist coming from a mile away. It's tiring having these great locations and ideas, then throwing in whiny annoying characters, bad plot, and even worse, ending. I loved Diana's first book, hated her second, and now 3rd is just meh. 2/5

Alfoster Agreed! 7mo
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Small Game | Blair Braverman
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This one was a huge letdown. I'm going to give it 2 stars because 80% of this book is really good. I enjoyed the survivor aspect. But I thought there would be a lot more chaos and more that happened. Also, it just ends, with no explanation of anything.

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This book was beautiful. Yes, the real story is sad and tragic and will rip your heart out. But I loved the story within. How mothers will be held to a higher standard than anyone else. No matter what you do, you will be scrutinized. Everyone thinks they can do better than you. The guilt mothers have to carry around every day and still smile as if it's okay. If you're a mother, this story will absolutely hit different. 5/5

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The Patient | Jasper DeWitt
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Best book I've read in a while! Super fast-paced and had me hooked from the first page! The author was great at making me second guess myself at every turn! 5/5

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Very disappointing. I didn't care about a single thing that happened in this book. 1/5

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Drowning | T.J. Newman
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I liked this book just as much as his last one. I loved the suspense! Terrifying that something like this could really happen. I hope to see this author keep doing stories like this, but maybe switch it up from planes? 4/5

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FantasticLand: A Novel | Mike Bockoven
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This is a super underrated book! I found this in the free section of audible, and I think it's fantastic! I think something like this happening is completely plausible! I saw some people upset because the author brought up the theory of not having access to the internet, but what I thought it meant was what people would do when they knew nobody was looking. Nobody to record and put it out there. I didn't care for the story in interview format. 4/5

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The Electric Kingdom | David Arnold
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I did end up liking this book, but it could have been considerably condensed. There were multiple pages and pages about how the wind felt and just walking and walking and thinking. Also, I was confused a lot during this book. Im not sure if it was me not understanding, or the author not explaining well enough. I also really didn't like the ending. It almost made the book feel as tho what was the point? 3/5

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This one didn't work for me at all, I thought 98% of this book was a romance, I even stopped and checked early on in the book. The last 2% was, I guess, a thriller, more just baffling. Didn't make any sense to me. Also, the main character constantly changing her mind was giving me whip lash. 1/5

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Once and for All | Sarah Dessen
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This book is too long and end exactly how you think it will. 2/5

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The Woman in the Library | Sulari Gentill
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I really enjoyed this one! It took a minute to get into because 4 characters are given off the bat, and it took me a minute to remember who was who. The style of back and forth writing took me a minute to understand and get into. I still don't really see the point of it. I also think this book would have been good without it. Just the story. Not a story within a story within another story because I ended up loving the actual written story 4.5/5

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Someone Like You | Sarah Dessen
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Even though this book is for young adults and written as so, I still really enjoyed it. I connected to the characters and thought the book was very well written. I don't know why I'm surprised, I was a huge Sarah Dessen fan as a kid. Glad I'm getting back around to reading some of her back list! 4/5

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The Last Word: A Novel | Taylor Adams
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The book *quoted*: Coincidences in books is just bad writing".
The book: Has too many coincidences to count and gives everyone a million lives even after obvious fatal wounds.
This book was very down the middle for me. It was a fun ride but I just couldn't look over the obvious plot holes and coincidences in this book. I wanted to love it, but.
It was just okay. 3/5

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The Last Housewife: A Novel | Ashley Winstead
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This book was okay. I really liked the beginning, but then it just went on and on and on.. Really could have been shortened, I just stopped caring. There was a twist by the end, but I didn't really care by then. And, most of the book was predictable. 3/5

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Maybe Now | Colleen Hoover
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This is the sequel to Maybe Someday. I did enjoy this one just as much as the last one. Yes, it was cheesy. But it just worked. I could feel that cheesy was the normal for the group. This book had me actually laughing out loud. And I loved the ending. 4/5