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Osgood Riddance by Cooper S. Beckett
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it was amazing
bookshelves: bex-s-recommendations, lgbtqia-rep, horror-recs

Thank you Cooper S. Beckett for giving me the chance to beta-read & SCREAM about Osgood Riddance!

-- how often does a sequel outbeat the original? Osgood as Gone was a phenomenal read & a perfect introduction to the characters & world of The Spectral Inspector series, but y'all -- Osgood Riddance should be placed on a gosh darn pedestal.

I was already 100%, over-the-moon, in love with Prudence Osgood when we first met her in the first book of the series. Somehow, in Osgood Riddance, I fell even MORE in love, so I'm basically now @ 200% in love. Beckett did a fantastic job at going more in-depth with character development. We see Osgood at one of her lowest times & it knocks us deeper into her layers. She's hurt & is still trying to carry the world on her shoulders. She takes all blame, and it adds to her already angsty personality. As mentioned in my review for Osgood as Gone, I'm a sucker for these kind of characters.

Another thing Cooper does brilliantly is helping you remember the previous book of the series. Listen, I have a shit memory. I remembered the basic concepts of Osgood as Gone, but not so much the minor details. It easily came back to me while reading Osgood Riddance, without a tacky rehashing.

We also get to see the return of her friends, Audrey & Zack. & UNGH, let me tell you, the ship between Audrey x Osgood has me so unbelievably shook. At this point, they're probably the only OTP in my life. So much, yes. There's also an introduction to new characters & honestly, shout-out to Cooper for being able to create so many wonderful, unique characters & placing them in the same world, without any of them feeling like a clone of another.

In general, Osgood's relationships with other characters was written so amazingly & it made me feel so much, especially in relation to Osgood's father & Zack. I may have shed a tear during a couple of the scenes. Which, again, we gotta shout-out Cooper for being absolutely brilliant & writing such realistic characters that make you actually feel things.

There's a lot of 'What the f$%$?" elements in Osgood Riddance. A majority of this book is an actual mind fuck & that's totally okay with me. There are enormous eyeballs, characters going into voids & the good ol' fashion creatures coming out of body parts (& yes, this is me trying to tell y'all in the most non-spoilery way that I can manage).

As usual, I like to mention when a book has fun pop culture mentions & Osgood Riddance definitely does; from Night of the Living Dead to The Exorcist. I love a good reference.

I 100% recommend The Spectral Inspector series. I don't usually stick with series, because I am easily distracted, but this one is something I will read until the end (which hopefully won't come anytime soon)!
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Reading Progress

July 11, 2019 – Started Reading
July 11, 2019 – Shelved
July 26, 2019 –
17.0% "Must protect Osgood @ all costs"
August 1, 2019 –
August 3, 2019 – Finished Reading
August 13, 2019 – Shelved as: bex-s-recommendations
August 13, 2019 – Shelved as: lgbtqia-rep
August 4, 2021 – Shelved as: horror-recs

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