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Tracy (Cornerfolds) (cornerfolds) This is the place to discuss this month's second group read!



On Christmas Day in 1893, every man, woman, and child in a remote gold mining town disappeared, belongings forsaken, meals left to freeze in vacant cabins - and not a single bone was ever found. One hundred thirteen years later, two backcountry guides are hired by a history professor and his journalist daughter to lead them into the abandoned mining town, so they can learn what happened. With them is a psychic and a paranormal photographer, as the town is rumored to be haunted. A party that tried to explore the town years ago was never heard from again. What this crew is about to discover is that twenty miles from civilization, with a blizzard bearing down, they are not alone, and the past is very much alive.

Let's discuss!


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Tiffany  (angelized_1st) | 13 comments Yay! This is on my TBR.


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Latasha (latasha513) I may get to this one. I would like to but it will probably be later on in the month if I do.


Empress Reece (Hooked on Books) (empressreece) Hey guys, Abandon is on sale today for $1.99! : )
I'm going to read it this month with you.

Abandon by Blake Crouch
Here is the Amazon Link:
http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00UCLP...


message 5: by Latasha (last edited Mar 03, 2016 02:18AM) (new)

Latasha (latasha513) Empress Reece (Hooked on Books) wrote: "Hey guys, Abandon is on sale today for $1.99! : )
I'm going to read it this month with you.

Abandon by Blake Crouch
Here is the Amazon Link:
http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00UCLP......"


thanks for sharing this. going to buy it now! I added the audible narration for the extra 1.99


message 6: by Empress Reece (Hooked on Books) (last edited Mar 03, 2016 03:19AM) (new)

Empress Reece (Hooked on Books) (empressreece) Hi Latasha, you're welcome! I thought about getting the audible narration. I may still do it. Its worth it for an extra $1.99. Also, if you guys like Michael McBride. Two of his books, Sunblind and Subterrestrial, are also on sale today on Amazon for $1.99.

I ended up buying all 3. : )

Sunblind by Michael McBride Subterrestrial by Michael McBride


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Marylou (As the Page Turns) (as_the_page_turns) | 5 comments Thanks Reece! :)


Empress Reece (Hooked on Books) (empressreece) Marylou wrote: "Thanks Reece! :)"

You're welcome! Have a good 'bookish' weekend! : )


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Latasha (latasha513) ok, I'm listening to the audiobook and I'm at 2hr. 25 min. mark. I have no idea what is going on!! (view spoiler) this isn't a spoiler, but when they are talking about how everyone in town just vanished, I thought of Jerusalem's Lot the short story and kinda of The Ritual. I loved both of those. but I have to work today so we'll see what's going on!


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Latasha (latasha513) I am over the half way mark. this is not at all what I expected. it's not bad, though but no super awesome either.


Tracy (Cornerfolds) (cornerfolds) I'm working on acquiring a copy of the audiobook to listen to!


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Latasha (latasha513) I finished. I'm giving it 3 stars. it wasn't what I was expecting and it wasn't awful but it wasn't my favorite either.


Tracy (Cornerfolds) (cornerfolds) Well, my copy finally arrived from the library two days ago and it's so gross I'm scared to touch it. The pages are literally falling out. :/


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Latasha (latasha513) Oh no!


message 15: by Empress Reece (Hooked on Books) (last edited Mar 30, 2016 03:28PM) (new)

Empress Reece (Hooked on Books) (empressreece) Latasha wrote: "I finished. I'm giving it 3 stars. it wasn't what I was expecting and it wasn't awful but it wasn't my favorite either."

I finished it the other day. It wasn't exactly what I was expecting either. I was all prepared for a scary ghost story but it's not really like that - more like mystery/thriller I thought. I still enjoyed it though. I rated it 3.5 stars on Booklikes / 3 stars here


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Tiffany  (angelized_1st) | 13 comments I finished this earlier this week, and was a bit disappointed. I love his Wayward Pines trilogy, and thought this would hook me as well. It didn't. Reading it was like pulling teeth. I hated the Old West speak. Ugh! Thank god for Kindle Narration, or I don't think I would ever finish it.


Tracy (Cornerfolds) (cornerfolds) Wow, I'm kind of glad my copy was too gross to read...


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Latasha (latasha513) Tiffany wrote: "I finished this earlier this week, and was a bit disappointed. I love his Wayward Pines trilogy, and thought this would hook me as well. It didn't. Reading it was like pulling teeth. I hated the Ol..."

oh yeah, I did not like it no where near as much as I did the pines.


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