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message 1: by Trisha, lives on coffee (new)

Trisha | 31380 comments Natalie's Labyrinth

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Late one night while you were watching a small baby, after hours of listening to it cry, you said the fateful words:

"GOBLIN KING! GOBLIN KING!
WHEREVER YOU MAY BE,
TAKE THIS CHILD OF MINE FAR AWAY FROM ME!
I WISH...
I WISH...
I WISH THE GOBLINS WOULD COME TAKE YOU AWAY...
RIGHT NOW."

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message 2: by Trisha, lives on coffee (new)

Trisha | 31380 comments Beginning:

Suddenly the crying stops. You're worried and concerned as you creep towards the door. "Baby," you call out. "Why aren't you still crying?"

What just happened?

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a. Read a book with genre main page showing Paranormal or Fantasy
b. Decide you don't really believe in the Goblin King and read a contemporary book


message 3: by Natalie (new)

Natalie (nzhouey) | 232 comments Task: Decide you don't really believe in the Goblin King and read a contemporary book
Book: Long Way Home (Thunder Road, #3) by Katie McGarry
Link to review: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...
Finished Date: July 15
How book fits: Contemporary


message 4: by Trisha, lives on coffee (new)

Trisha | 31380 comments Is he Real?
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Maybe this is all a dream.
But you don't want to spend your days quoting lines and thinking about the Goblin King. The baby's quiet after you said the words!

Maybe The Goblin King IS real! You have to know. Besides, you have to check on the baby.

a. Read a book published before 2015
b. Read a book with a cover you love


message 5: by Natalie (new)

Natalie (nzhouey) | 232 comments Task: a. Read a book published before 2015
Book: Midnight Alias (Killer Instincts, #2) by Elle Kennedy
Link to review: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...
Finished Date: July 19
How book fits: Published 2013


message 6: by Trisha, lives on coffee (new)

Trisha | 31380 comments The Goblin King



You creep into the room and find that the baby is gone!

Suddenly a strange man appears and introduces himself as, Jareth, The Goblin king and that he's done what you asked. He's taken the baby. Oh no! You didn't really mean it.

But, try as you may, Jareth won't bring the baby back.

He does, however, challenge you to come take the baby. He tells you to come to his world and make your way to the castle through the Goblin City.

a. Read a book with a building or door on the cover
b. Read a book with <250 pages


message 7: by Natalie (new)

Natalie (nzhouey) | 232 comments Task: b. Read a book with <250 pages
Book: James Potter and the Hall of Elders' Crossing (James Potter, #1) by G. Norman Lippert
Link to review: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...
Finished Date: July 29
How book fits: More than 250 pages


message 8: by Trisha, lives on coffee (new)

Trisha | 31380 comments Task B is to read a book with less than 250 pages...... Does this book have a version with fewer pages or a door/building on the cover?


message 9: by Natalie (last edited Jul 30, 2017 09:07PM) (new)

Natalie (nzhouey) | 232 comments Oh sorry hahaha.

James Potter and the Hall of Elders' Crossing by G. Norman Lippert

This cover is the doorway to Grotto's Keep. The alligator/croc mouth thing. Does that count as a door? If not I'll read another book.


message 10: by Trisha, lives on coffee (new)

Trisha | 31380 comments YES! Absolutely counts!! :)


message 11: by Trisha, lives on coffee (new)

Trisha | 31380 comments Of course you are going in to get the baby and you tell him so.

No sooner than the words are uttered, the world begins to shake and you start to feel sick. Closing your eyes, you reach around to grab something, anything to keep from falling! When the world stops and your are no longer dizzy, you open your eyes. The air has changed, the world has changed.

Where are you? Looks like Jareth has brought you somewhere outside the Labyrinth.

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You turn and there is a strange man. He introduces himself as Hoggle, Higgle, Hogwart, Hedgewart, Hogbrain, or something or other.

and He's spraying cute little fairies....that bite...
BUT he won't deter you, true adventurer, from finding that baby.

After a little chat, he FINALLY tells you where the entrance to the maze is and even kindly opens the doors for you.

Guess you should....go in? He poses the question:
Should you go left? Or right?

A. Read a book with a main theme around a lie or a character who tells a lie(s)
B. Read a book with a title, author or main character that starts with an "H"


message 12: by Natalie (new)

Natalie (nzhouey) | 232 comments Task: A. Read a book with a main theme around a lie or a character who tells a lie(s)
Book: Lucky in Love by Kasie West
Link to review: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...
Finished Date: Aug 11
How book fits: She tries to keep her secret from her love interest so it's a lie of omission.


message 13: by Trisha, lives on coffee (new)

Trisha | 31380 comments The Entrance:
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After running around for hours and not seeing a turn or dead end in sight, you slide down the wall to suddenly hear a little "ello" from the nearby wall. Is that....a talking worm??

He offers you tea and to come in and meet the misses. He may have good information but isn't this just a waste of your time? You need to find the baby!

a. read a book with food or drink on the cover
b. read a book with an insect on the cover


message 14: by Natalie (last edited Aug 16, 2017 01:49AM) (new)

Natalie (nzhouey) | 232 comments Task: a. read a book with food or drink on the cover
Book: What to Say Next by Julie Buxbaum
Link to review: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...
Finished Date: Aug 16
How book fits: Drink on cover


message 15: by Trisha, lives on coffee (new)

Trisha | 31380 comments The Lying Knights

The worm informs you, that you've been missing all the TURNS! You thank him and head off.

You choose to turn left and right at will, picking up your pace and jogging now!

And just as suddenly, the scenery changes and you are in an area of high walls and flat sand stones.This isn't so hard. Continuing to jog and turn, you bump into two doors with talking knights:

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They promptly tell you:

One ALWAYS tells the truth and one ALWAYS lies.

a. read a book with something red on the cover
b. read a book with something blue on the cover


message 16: by Natalie (new)

Natalie (nzhouey) | 232 comments Task: b. read a book with something blue on the cover
Book: The Deal (Off-Campus, #1) by Elle Kennedy
Link to review: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...
Finished Date: Aug 18
How book fits: Blue Text


message 17: by Trisha, lives on coffee (new)

Trisha | 31380 comments Helping Hands

You confidently open the door and stroll forward, knowing you have made the correct choice. So suddenly falling through the floor startles you and makes you scream as you tumble down....



As you fall, you scream "help" and suddenly hands are all around grabbing you, breaking your fall. They stop you and say they are "Helping hands." They offer you the option: Up or Down

a. read a book where someone helps or is helpful
b. read a book with hand(s), finger(s) or arm on the cover


message 18: by Natalie (new)

Natalie (nzhouey) | 232 comments Task: b. read a book with hand(s), finger(s) or arm on the cover
Book: Enslave Me Sweetly (Alien Huntress, #2) by Gena Showalter
Link to review: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...
Finished Date: Aug 25
How book fits: Has hands bound on the cover


message 19: by Trisha, lives on coffee (new)

Trisha | 31380 comments The Oubliette

You chose down, since your feet were already headed that way (much to the surprise of your helping hands. Was that the wrong way?)



After falling for forever, you finally land on dirt and a cover closes behind you. You're almost completely in the dark, the only light from the closed lid above you. A voice rings out and you realize it's that Hoggle-whatever named guy. Great.

He informs you this is an Oubliette. And for the cost of one shiny plastic bracelet on your wrist, he will show you the way out.

a. Read a book with a mostly black or gray cover
b. Read a book with a cover that has more than 3 colors on it


message 20: by Natalie (new)

Natalie (nzhouey) | 232 comments Task: a. Read a book with a mostly black or gray cover
Book: Uninvited (Uninvited, #1) by Sophie Jordan
Link to review: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...
Finished Date: Aug 27
How book fits: Mostly black cover


message 21: by Trisha, lives on coffee (new)

Trisha | 31380 comments "The Cleaners"

Oubliette A leads to:
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You hear a noise in a dark corner and wonder what it is. Before you can even fully see, out pops Jareth, the Goblin King himself.

He tells you how sorry he is you were stuck in this Oubliette. He'd love to let you out - and send you home. But you defiantly shake your head and tell him you're just fine.

"How are you enjoying my Labyrinth so far," he asks.

"Piece of cake," you confidently tell him.

He smirks and suddenly reaches out for a handle that wasn't there before. Where did that door come from? He opens it and leads you into a long tube hallway.

"Well," he says, " I wonder what you'll make of this, then." His arm goes out and he throws something down the opposite long hallway. Suddenly the ground is shaking. The world is shaking! All the walls and tubes around you rumble as Higgle-whoever screams "Oh no! THE CLEANERS!"



This round nightmare comes rolling at you! It's covered in swords and knives and they are all swirling and moving and slashing! You begin to run and know you are barely ahead of it! Is this the end, are you going to die in this tunnel without ever getting the baby back? Or ever finding the end?

Suddenly, Higbat grabs your hand (you didn't even notice him still next to you!) and pulls you into a narrow doorway!

He's saved you! As you both catch your breath and the machine tumbles past you, you being to wonder why you didn't want to give him a bracelet. He's certainly earned one. Yes, you'll definitely give him one now!

a. Read a Dystopian or Post Apocalyptic story
b. Read a book with 2 people on the cover


message 22: by Natalie (new)

Natalie (nzhouey) | 232 comments Task: b. Read a book with 2 people on the cover
Book: Playing Defense (Corrigan Falls Raiders, #2) by Cate Cameron
Link to review: ttps://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1858075089
Finished Date: Aug 29
How book fits: 2 people skating on the cover


message 23: by Trisha, lives on coffee (new)

Trisha | 31380 comments A New Friend

Hoggle has pulled you into a narrow doorway. After the cleaners pass, he takes a deep breath. He opens the door and reveals a large open space. You are back to sand stone and dirt but there are tall hedges all around you.

In the distance you can hear the roar and rumble of a large creature. But as you twist and turn around the maze of green hedges, you see small goblins with biting critters on sticks. This can't be good. As you continue to look, you realize they have a very large beast tied up a pole and they are using these biting critters to hurt him.



Hoggle flees because he's terrified. He clarifies: he's a coward.

"Well, I'm not afraid," you mutter. "Everything isn't always what it seems in this place."

You look around, find some stones and start throwing them at the little guys with sticks and critters. As rock after rock pound into them from your awesome throwing arm, you hear them yell "Retreat! RETREAT!"

After they are gone, you approach the beast and learn that his name is Ludo. You gently let him down and tell him you are friends. It'll be good to have a friend on your path.

You dust him off and, together, set off to continue towards the Goblin City and Jareth. And, to the baby.

a. read a book that stars with the letters in: LUDO
b. read a book about bullying or that has a bully in it


message 24: by Natalie (new)

Natalie (nzhouey) | 232 comments Task: a. read a book that stars with the letters in: LUDO
Book: Uncommon Criminals (Heist Society, #2) by Ally Carter
Link to review: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...
Finished Date: Sept 3
How book fits: Starts with U


message 25: by Trisha, lives on coffee (new)

Trisha | 31380 comments The Door Knockers

It only takes a turn or two to stumble on a new oddity in this place.
More doors. Only these doors have large heads on the front.

The one to the left has a large ring that goes from ear to ear.
The one to the right, has a large ring held in his mouth.



Suddenly, the one to the left screams out "It's very rude to stare!"

Oh no, they talk. You apologize but one says he can't hear you and the other mumbles incoherently around the metal ring. Ugh. They argue back and forth while you ask Ludo which door you should go through.

You don't really want to see where these lead, but what choice do you have? Ludo doesn't have any idea either.

"Knock and the door will open" the knockers tell you. Hopefully this one ends better than the last one.

a. Read a book with an ear on the cover
b. Read a book with a mouth on the cover


message 26: by Natalie (new)

Natalie (nzhouey) | 232 comments Task: b. Read a book with a mouth on the cover
Book: Seduction and Snacks (Chocolate Lovers, #1) by Tara Sivec
Link to review: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...
Finished Date: Sept 13
How book fits: Has a mouth eating chocolate on the cover.


message 27: by Trisha, lives on coffee (new)

Trisha | 31380 comments The Bog of Eternal Stench

The door slowly creeks open and you and Ludo both walk through. And you are greeted with a green space and path. It's the first time this area actually looks like home.

The door loudly bangs closed behind you. I guess there is only one way to go now.

You continue walking down the patch with Ludo. It's beginning to feel like hours. There aren't any turns or twist, just a straight path that surrounds you with rocks and vines and moss.

Up ahead, Hoghead appears again. Where did he come from? You feel like you've been walking forever. You're so hungry you're losing focus and strength but you're so glad to see him, you go to hug him and the floor drops out from below you. You are sliding and trying to grab on to anything and suddenly stumble out into a new area.

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Where have you landed?? The smell hits you even before the sounds. Is that....farting?

Hoggle quickly informs you it's the Bog of Eternal Stench. It's more horrible than you thought it could ever be. You know you can't even step a single toe into the water or you'll never get the smell off.
Ahead you see a path and a bridge but you must get across using the rocks first.

a. read a book with a road trip it in
b. read a book with a battle or duel in it


message 28: by Natalie (new)

Natalie (nzhouey) | 232 comments Task: b. read a book with a battle or duel in it
Book: American Gods by Neil Gaiman
Link to Review: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...
Finished date: Oct 17
How the book fits: It all accumulated to a battle of the gods.


message 29: by Trisha, lives on coffee (new)

Trisha | 31380 comments Sir Didymus and Ambrosius


A dog riding.....a dog suddenly appears as you try to cross the bridge. He introduces himself as Artemis and his dog as Ambrosius.



He says you cannot cross his bridge because he is sworn to protect it. As you clarify and argue and tell him your story about the baby and the Goblin King, he slowly relents and swears to help and fight by your side. He's a true knight and will follow you anywhere, knowing that you are noble and good. Wow, now you have 3 friends on the trail with you!


a. Read a book where a character has a sibling
b. Read a book your friend rated 2 or less stars


message 30: by Natalie (last edited Oct 19, 2017 05:45PM) (new)

Natalie (nzhouey) | 232 comments Task: a. Read a book where a character has a sibling
Book: All the Crooked Saints by Maggie Stiefvater
Link to Review: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/3...
Finished date: Oct 20
How the book fits: The main character Beatriz has a sister named Judith.


message 31: by Trisha, lives on coffee (new)

Trisha | 31380 comments The Peach

Sir Didymus riding his dog crosses the bridge first. Then you make your way and watch Ludo and Huggle carefully make their way across as well. You follow the path after Sir Didymus confirms you are on the way to the castle in the Goblin City.

But you've been walking forever again, stumbling along tired and starving. You're not even sure you can keep going.

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Suddenly Hoggle says he has something that might help. There is a peach in your hand. Where did that come from?

a. read a book that has something yellow or orange on the cover
b. read a book with food or drink on the cover


message 32: by Natalie (new)

Natalie (nzhouey) | 232 comments Task: a. read a book that has something yellow or orange on the cover
Book: Eliza and Her Monsters by Francesca Zappia
Link to Review: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...
Finished date: Nov 5
How the book fits: Yellow stars and text box


message 33: by Trisha, lives on coffee (new)

Trisha | 31380 comments Instead of taking a bite, you notice music in the distance getting closer.

Oh no, what can this mean? You are suddenly surrounded by dancing orange creatures that are singing and kicking legs and arms around. Literally,they are detaching arms and legs and throwing them to each other. They are easily exchanging limbs and commenting on how much they like your head.

Your head?



They steadily grow closer and start working their hands and arms around your neck, trying to take your head! No!
Is this where you are going to die in this dreaded place? Where did your friends go?

a. Read a book with only a face or head on the cover
b. read a book with musical characters, has a music item on cover or lyrics inside the story somewhere (post lyrics if in story)


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