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The Swan Thieves
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The Rose Labyrinth by Titania Hardie
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1 star--I didn't like it. I skimmed the last 20%.

This book has terrible reviews, but foolishly I thought I might like it anyway. In this case, I've got to agree with the majority. Mediocre writing, a ridiculous plot, and flat characters made for a du
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The Invited by Jennifer  McMahon
The Invited
by Jennifer McMahon (Goodreads Author)
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4 stars--I really liked it.

I've read most of McMahon's books, and this one is nanners, but less over-the-top than her usual plots! (And I don't mean that in a negative way. McMahon is always a wild, fun ride.)

I enjoyed the combination of ghosts from
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Big Sky by Kate Atkinson
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3 stars--I liked the book. Trigger warnings for sexual abuse.

I have an enduring fondness for Jackson Brody (and his parenthetical conversations). The character never fails to charm, and this book is no exception. I also adored Crystal and Harry and B
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The Stranger Diaries by Elly Griffiths
" Glad you liked it! And I agree with all your points. "
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The Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon
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5 stars--it was amazing.

I was in the mood for a fantasy novel, and this book delivered. It has so many things I love:
* Standalone (no waiting for the next in the series. I really appreciate a single book)
* DRAGONS
* Just look at that cover
* Grimdark (
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The House Between Tides by Sarah Maine
" Marguerite wrote: "I wrote my review yesterday. I could just have copied yours - exactly my thoughts"
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The Lost Girls by Heather   Young
The Lost Girls
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2 stars--it was OK. The writing was good, pacing was fine, characterization was good. However, I found the story utterly bleak and disliked all the characters, so didn't really enjoy the read.

This book is a how-to manual for being a terrible parent.
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