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brittanythebookdragon

brittanythebookdragon

Joined June 2017

I like stories. I like coffee. I like dogs.
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The Outsider by Stephen King
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Mehso-so

It wasn‘t a 5 star read but it wasn‘t terrible. Honestly, it felt like one long flashback to when Jean Louise aka Scout was growing up and I often laughed out loud at the memories. But then the last quarter of the book happened and I think it left me more confused than anything. In all honesty, it felt unnecessary. She could have had a much more enjoyable book without Scout realizing she didn‘t have to agree with her father. I don‘t know.

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Things in Jars | Jess Kidd
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I couldn‘t put this book down. The world that Kidd paints and the way she brings the narrative all together. I found it beautiful. There‘s a tragedy about the book and maybe a happy ending. I think it‘s really like the end of this book is just a pause and we‘ll be seeing more of Bridie. Not sure if there are sequel plans but it‘s been left with that possibility but there‘s also resolution. Loved all around.

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It was good. Twists and revelations. Storms and revolution. Murder and mayhem. Love story and tragedy. It was all of these things and I really enjoyed it but I dragged my feet through it. Not sure why. I‘ll still say I pick for this book.

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I mean...it‘s good. I enjoyed it. Did it need to be 420 pages? Nope. Do I feel like she danced around throwing suspicion at the wrong people for a reason? Yes. Tom I liked. Even Carmichael I liked. Victoria does need to grow up but again she‘s like 18. Althea made me roll my eyes so hard...not because of her experiences but because she wouldn‘t just talk to her sister about she was salty with her. Overall a good read.

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I really wasn‘t sure where all of these doors were going to lead to but it was certainly unexpected. I couldn‘t put the book down and really loved how Harrow connected everything. I did find the book within the book a bit dense at its beginning but I think that was the whole point since it started out as one thing and developed into something else entirely. This book was definitely able to toy with my emotions but that ending was on point!

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Meh. I missed the original Hogwarts Train so maybe it‘s the fact that I‘m jumping on it late that leads me to my very unpopular opinion that the movies were better. Her endings always seem just rushed. I like the characters but maybe I‘m too old for this.

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You think you know what happened, but I bet you‘re wrong. I was never correct in my assumptions as to what the hell was going on. I audibly gasped several times. I haven‘t read anything quite like this book in probably ever. I couldn‘t put it down because I just HAD to find out what happened to those 3 dead people. It‘s such a twisted story of psychopathy, megalomania, weakness, fear, abuse.

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This book has me shook, y‘all! The author has written a character that I want to choke the life out of. For you to pull me in so deeply that I feel that sort of visceral hatred toward a character...ma‘am you deserve an award. I feel for me to say which character would be a huge spoiler so I won‘t. I can not recommend this book enough if you‘re a fan of any psychological thriller that‘s out there. Just read the damn book.

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There‘s a quote in this book that I absolutely love and I think it sums this book up perfectly.
“I need you. I‘m desperate for you. I‘m something without you, and I‘ll survive without you, but I don‘t fucking want to, so Jesus, please don‘t make me.”
I so loved this book and how they each learn to deal with their shit. And I absolutely LOVED that their differences in race had not one damn thing to do with the story. Beautifully done!

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The Princess Beard: The Tales of Pell | Kevin Hearne, Delilah S. Dawson
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This one was good but I thought the first 2 were better. I hit a slump after they did a little Harry Potter spoof and it took me some time to get back into it. Some may find that the best part of the book but I think I just expected more originality from them? Harry Potter spoofs seem a little overdone at this point. But it picked up after that and I ended up enjoying the 2nd half more than the first.

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Caitlin never disappoints with being thought provoking, entertaining, and educational. I bet you‘ve asked some of the questions in this book and there are some you‘ve never even thought to ask!

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Unpopular opinion time. I‘m not sure if I didn‘t know how much better the series gets (from watching the movies) if I would continue. I know that‘s probably blasphemous to some but that ending was just...lackluster. This is one time where I think the movie was better *gasp* I know. I‘m moving on to The Chamber of Secrets as I‘ve been promised by pretty much everyone that get better and better.

britt_brooke I read this first one several years ago and was pretty underwhelmed. I haven‘t read any of the others, but when my sons are old enough, I probably will. 3mo
brittanythebookdragon @britt_brooke I was fairly underwhelmed too. I definitely found myself going oh yeah, these were geared toward a much younger audience than a 33 year old. 😂 I kind of feel like without the movies to supplement, the world actually wouldn‘t have come to life for me solely based upon the writing... 3mo
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Shelbybooks I love this book cover. Where did you find it? 3mo
brittanythebookdragon @Shelbybooks It‘s actually the Kindle Version. I‘ve just hidden my iPad a little bit. Haha. They‘re all available on Kindle Unlimited right now and this particular one is available through Prime Reading. 🙂 3mo
Shelbybooks @brittanythebookdragon oh I see the kindle now 🤣 do you like to read on it? I‘ve never read on an ebook reader before. 3mo
brittanythebookdragon @Shelbybooks I actually use the iPad because for me it gives me more options. I just download the Kindle App and the Nook app so I have the option for Amazon books or Barnes and Noble. Ebooks are okay but I usually prefer an actual book in my hands. Since I don‘t own the Harry Potter books, reading them this way is much cheaper. 3mo
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Nothing to See Here | Kevin Wilson
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If you‘re wondering what this book is about, a politician‘s children from a previous marriage actually catch on fire. And his current wife, Madison, wants her high school bff, Lillian, to come be their ‘governess‘. Fires, hilarity, heartbreak, and healing ensue. I liked Carl and Lillian...loved the children...tolerated Madison.

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Well Met | Jen DeLuca
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Ren Faire Love!! I loved this book. It was hilarious at times, sad maybe like once, but the whole journey was wonderful! I had a smile on my face through basically this entire book. I highly recommend if you‘re looking for a light, enjoyable romance that keeps you turning the pages. Not for the romance but for the characters. You find yourself rooting for their happiness.

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I absolutely loved this book. Quick romance that is actually quite realistic. It‘s not instalove. Relationships change, broken people try to work through their issues, friendships change, people move on, drift apart, come together. Nothing stays the same and this book really draws on that. I felt it was quite realistic in the portrayal of our interactions with others as we navigate through this crazy life. Also, Dean is #boyfriendgoals.

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Bringing Down the Duke | Evie Dunmore
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I love and adore all things Victorian and this quick little historical romance was just what I needed to keep me going on my reading spree. It wasn‘t just all about the couple but rather who they are as individuals and then how being with one another just makes them into better people. I had my moments of not liking characters but it all worked in the end to give me my happily ever after I require from all romance reads.

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The Hazel Wood | Melissa Albert
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I was drawn in from the beginning and couldn‘t put the book down; but like...shit got dark real fast. I kind of feel like she threw me a curve ball that I didn‘t see coming and she threw it with seriously the turn of the page. So alright, I can handle that but now where are we going? Oh somewhere darker still. Cool cool.
I‘m conflicted and I don‘t know how I should feel! What am I supposed to do with these feelings? Feelings are yucky!

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Fool Moon | Jim Butcher
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I liked the book but I didn‘t love it. Werewolves. Alright cool. Been there, done that. What I liked was the tiny snippet we get into much bigger things being afoot. Something wicked this way comes is quite apt as Harry keeps having a pretty rough go of things and almost dying. It‘s for that I want to keep reading the series to see what‘s up. It‘s a good book and I adore Harry, but this one wasn‘t as good as the first to me.

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I found it funny, heartbreaking, insightful, poignant, and just all around very enjoyable.

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The Star-Touched Queen | Roshani Chokshi
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I really found myself drawn into this book and learning just what exactly was going on. I loved the writing of this book. Some of the things just kind of struck me and I found myself re-reading them because I liked them so much. The weaving together of the culture and belief of reincarnation was superb and so well done. Definitely recommend.

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Simply adorable. When opposites attract and it ends up actually being love. Sweetie‘s relationship with her mother both breaks my heart and pisses me off. I just want her mom to open her eyes! Ashish has lost his mojo and honestly I‘m glad because I couldn‘t have taken him being a player douche...

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The Black Witch | Laurie Forest
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I spent the first 60% of this book wanting to kick Elloren in her hoohah because she was so blinded by believing what she had been told her whole life. But again, on the flip side of that, it‘s hard to break what you‘ve grown up being told. Finally she starts waking up to the reality of what‘s really going on around her. I really enjoyed that she gained some perspective and dare I say ended up a little bit WOKE by the end.

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Where on earth has Harry been all of my life and why am I just now being recommended this series??!!
I love Harry - he is old fashioned, he is honorable, and he has a great sense of humor. Storm Front kept my attention and I loved the mystery and wizardry. I, for one, didn‘t see who the bad guy was but I think some of the characters will make a reappearance later in the series. For sure a new favorite of mine!

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2 broken people learn how to heal themselves and each other. This isn‘t just a story about music, but also a story of grief, depression, self worth, self loathing, forgiveness, and love. My heart broke for the pair of them but I also celebrated their successes. I highly recommend this if you‘re looking for a heart warming story that kind of plays with your emotions, makes you cry, makes you laugh, and reminds you of your favorite country song.

BookHoarder32 I liked this one too ❤️ 9mo
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No Country for Old Gnomes: The Tales of Pell | Kevin Hearne, Delilah S. Dawson
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I LOVED this book. I think I loved this one even more than Kill the Farm Boy. This one really hit that sweet spot of comedy and adventure. It seemed a bit less over the top comedically for me than the first one which was just what I needed. It was still funny and full of puns and names that you chuckle at, but just something about it felt more like an adventure and less of a comedy so it was just right.

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Anatomy of Fear | Jonathan Santlofer
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I LOVED this book. The mystery, the forensic artistry, the sketches and illustrations included. I‘m half in love with Nate. The pacing was great and I flew through this book in 2 days. I even purchased 3 other books by the author before I was even done with this one. That‘s how much I enjoyed it.

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The Other Girl | Erica Spindler
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I finished this one and I‘ve been in such a reading slump it‘s the first one I‘ve finished in about 2 months. Spindler kind of backtracks and tells the story through a different time line. You kind of learn the key players and what happened before you learn who The Other Girl is. Her identity was a surprise to me. Some may call it a far fetched plot but I thought it was fast paced and reminiscent of old Lifetime movies.

Megabooks Glad you‘re working out of your slump! 9mo
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Shadowsong | S Jae-Jones
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Meh. I feel like I spent the first 330 pages waiting for something to happen and just mired down in the melancholy that was Liesel. The ending was beautiful and utterly fitting for an ending to both Wintersong and Shadowsong but just....I could have done without the first 3/4 of this book.

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Shadowsong | S Jae-Jones

Anyone else find the pacing a bit slow in this one. I‘m a little over halfway done and feel like nothing has really happened except some weird dreams...

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Essence | Hayley Gabrielle
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I enjoyed this quick little read, mostly because it was quite the interesting concept on the balances of good and evil in the world. The characters were likable and the action was there. It was short so I do look forward to seeing how the author develops the plot and the characters in the continuation of the series.

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Gosh I enjoyed this and how utterly horrifying it was! I did NOT expect some of the scenes but like any good horror movie I couldn‘t look away. The twists and the whole concept of reworking biblical passages into this crazy cult occult thing was absolutely brilliant! Loved it!!

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I don‘t want to say too much, but suffice it to say, if you‘re rooting for X and Zoe like I do, you will be supremely happy with Jeff Giles for not screwing with your emotions in this one. I laughed out loud so many times, I got a little weepy at times, and I just felt happy at the end. It‘s not always that I find a book that just makes me happy.

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S. | J. J. Abrams, Doug Dorst
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I EFFIN LOVED THIS BOOK. I could not put it down once I started...I‘m talking would rather read than sleep. I was engaged from the very beginning, I fell in love with Eric and Jen‘s story along the margins, and the Ship of Thesus book itself was full of weirdness, murder, espionage, mystery, and even a little of the paranormal funkiness. Read the margin notes as you go!! It really helps bring the whole thing together!!

Schnoebs I‘ve been trying to find this at my bookstore for awhile. Still no luck! I know I can buy it online but I feel like if I‘m meant to read this, I‘ll find it on a shelf at a local store 12mo
SweetAngst The margin notes were neat, but I found the ciphers and hidden story even more engaging once I started to see all the pieces come together. 11mo
brittanythebookdragon @SweetAngst YES!! I was so glad they figured it out for me because I saw a couple of them but was too engaged and knew they had already figured it out! 11mo
SweetAngst @brittanythebookdragon It's been a while since I read it, but I don't think the margin notes alone give you all the ciphers in the book. There are blogs dedicated to it! There is still at least one that is assumed to exist but is still unsolved. I'm *pretty* sure I know what happened in the older timeline and it's SO GOOD. I may need to re-read it soon :) 11mo
brittanythebookdragon @SweetAngst OMG! My mind has been blown! I had no idea. I am going to have to do a deeper dive on this book!! 11mo
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S. | J. J. Abrams, Doug Dorst
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I saw this on Litsy and immediately bought it simply because of the formatting! Super excited to get into this and see what it‘s actually all about!!

I positively LOVE all uniquely formatted books! They always add a little something to make the journey extra special I think!

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The Eyre Affair: A Novel | Jasper Fforde
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I laughed out loud at times and I couldn‘t put the book down once I started. Word to the wise though, read Jane Eyre beforehand or never have any intentions of reading it because it will kind of ruin the ending for you. Not fully, but kinda sorta. I definitely look forward to what will happen to Thursday Next...

Skyrimir I‘m reading this right now and really enjoying it! I love the world that Fforde created. 12mo
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I love the Jackaby series and I always fly through each book. I really love that we finally got to focus more on Jenny and her story in this one. If you‘re looking for a supernatural Sherlock Holmes style book with plenty of quirk and humor, then this series is for you.

BillBlume I still need to read the last book in this series. Really enjoyed this series, too. 9mo
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Repossessed | A. M. Jenkins
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Humorous. A little religious in that way of struggling and sometimes wondering if God hears us when He doesn‘t answer immediately. But mostly a message of not taking anything for granted and seeing the world and experiences from a new perspective. Super quick read.

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A Plague of Giants | Kevin Hearne
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Hell yes. Read the book. Strap in for an adventure that will make you laugh, make you gasp, make you cry, break your heart, and question your own morals. Get ready to fall in love with some characters while actively hating others and just screaming this is all a huge misunderstanding! I will have a book hangover for sure but this book was incredible! Bless you Kevin Hearne for keeping me a devoted reader of your books!

VinceReads Glad to hear you liked it so much. I picked this up a while ago but haven‘t got around to it yet. I may have to move this up on my list to read sooner. 12mo
brittanythebookdragon @VinceReads I am a huge fan of Kevin Hearne but this was something completely new from him. It wasn‘t to the comical level of his Iron Druid Chronicles and it wasn‘t the over the top full of puns style of Kill the Farm Boy. I thought it was quite original and was fully engrossed in the story. It did take me a chapter or so to get acclimated to the world he has created though. I fully support moving it up on the list! :) 12mo
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This book completely broke my heart and kept it in pieces but it was absolutely amazing. It really brings to light cultural differences and the way that some things absolutely horrendous to one culture are more commonplace elsewhere. I will be thinking about Mukta for days to come. She‘s probably one of my all time favorite characters.

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Escaping from Houdini | Kerri Maniscalco
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Utter perfection as usual. I love the mystery and Thomas and Audrey Rose and just everything about this entire series.

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Kill the Farm Boy: The Tales of Pell | Kevin Hearne, Delilah S Dawson
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Laugh out loud adventure that is silly and will have you wondering how people come up with this stuff.

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The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer | Michelle Hodkin
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Not going to lie. Not my favorite. Noah makes me swoon. I want to punch Mara in her ovaries but she‘d probably kill me with her weird paranormal powers. The author just couldn‘t pull off a combination of paranormal YA/romance/mystery/thriller.

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Spinning Silver | Naomi Novik
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I know popular opinion for this book is a 5 star review but I got bogged down amongst all of the various storylines and put it down for a while so I can only give it 4 stars. Once I picked it back up, I flew through it but for a bit there it was just a lot and I had already been through so much background info. The second half of the book was great and finished strong so I would still recommend it as overall it was a good book.

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I really loved this change of pace in a Murder mystery. It takes place in medieval times and I really enjoyed that it wasn‘t focused so much on the killer‘s motivations but rather Adelia, the medical examiner, and the hunt for the killer. I also enjoyed that everyone was a suspect and I couldn‘t figure out exactly who it was until the end. I look forward to finding and reading the next 3 in this series.

Liatrek I accidentally bought the second book first but finally found the first book. I‘m looking forward to reading this one. 1y
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Behind Closed Doors | B. A. Paris
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It was a little slow at times and I found Grace annoying at times but Millie was golden and Grace finally redeemed herself. That ending was sheer perfection!

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I really liked this book. It wasn‘t in my usual genres and maybe that‘s why I flew through it. It‘s a great story of friendship, life, love, and heartache...and achieving the American Dream in early 1900s Boston.

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The Wicked Deep | Shea Ernshaw
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Quick read. Good concept. Recommended. But the ending left me a little shook. I feel Penny got a bad deal but I can‘t say more without ruining it.

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A Tangled Mercy: A Novel | Joy Jordan-Lake
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This book was INCREDIBLE! It may very well be the best book I have read thus far this year. It is such a powerful story that had me teary-eyed at some points and downright sobbing at others. It hit me with all the feelings and I couldn‘t put it down!

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Replica | Lauren Oliver
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I really enjoyed this different twist on clones. I really thought it was going to be some twist on using the clones for medical purposes but it didn‘t go that direction at all. I liked the characters. I liked the twists and turns. I‘ll definitely be picking up Ringer.

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I dare say I liked this one even better than the first. Laughable moments. Dinosaurs. Mystery. Fish cats. Definitely recommended for a quick, light read. Excellent to get you back into things if you‘re in a slump. I can‘t wait to read the next one!