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Watch Over Me
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Jul 25 2020 – 05:05 PM

Haunting

This excerpt of Watch Over Me was eerie but relatable. Mila becomes a teaching intern at an...

The Patient
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May 31 2020 – 02:54 PM

Intriguing

Although I don't usually read horror/thrillers, this excerpt was extremely intriguing, both...

The Sin in the Steel
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May 11 2020 – 11:49 PM

Interesting

The Sin in the Steel jumps right into the action, but didn't really hook me. Buc and Eld are...

The Babysitter
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May 03 2020 – 05:39 PM

Interesting enough

The Babysitter begins with a violent attack on Jamie's sister before jumping eighteen years later...

The Shadows
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Apr 25 2020 – 07:58 PM

Riveting!

I am not generally drawn to thrillers but The Shadows drew me in with its eeriness and well-paced...

A Good Marriage
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Apr 11 2020 – 07:18 PM

Intriguing!

A Good Marriage balances multiple perspectives, timelines, and characters while capturing your...

The Half Sister
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Mar 27 2020 – 07:09 PM

Intriguing

I wish this excerpt of The Half Sister was longer so I could see what direction the story is...

The Kinder Poison
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Mar 22 2020 – 09:51 PM

So much fun!

I hadn't heard of this book before reading the excerpt, but it was so much fun to read that I...

The Kingdom of Liars
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Mar 14 2020 – 01:50 AM

Undecided

The excerpt was short, but so far, I'm undecided about The Kingdom of Liars. Although I enjoy the...

The Safe Place
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Mar 13 2020 – 01:09 AM

Mysterious!

The Safe Place quickly introduces the main characters, a not-so-bright receptionist named Emily...

Members Only
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Mar 09 2020 – 10:32 PM

Just ok

I was intrigued by the summary for this book, but felt underwhelmed by the writing style. I felt...

The Unwilling
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Mar 02 2020 – 11:54 PM

Interesting

The Unwilling is a story about fathers and sons, the relationships between brothers, and the...

Island Affair
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Feb 28 2020 – 03:51 PM

A fun premise!

I can never resist a fun fake-dating romantic comedy! I like the diverse main characters, the...

The Bad Boy's Forever
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Feb 17 2020 – 07:49 PM

Not for me

I enjoy new adult romance novels, but The Bad Boy's Forever wasn't for me. It seems that this is...

Chain of Gold
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Feb 01 2020 – 10:33 PM

Has potential

As the beginning of a brand new series in Cassandra Clare's Shadowhunters world, Chain of Gold...

Sweet Sorrow
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Jan 20 2020 – 02:44 PM

A slow start

Unfortunately, Sweet Sorrow didn't hook me. The beginning felt too slow, and it was only towards...

One Day You'll Burn
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Jan 13 2020 – 06:51 PM

Intriguing

This excerpt of One Day You'll Burn was so intriguing! A gruesome murder and a detective who...

Hanger Management
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Jan 11 2020 – 04:01 PM

Not interested

I was curious about this book, but unfortunately am not interested in reading the rest. I...

The Best Laid Plans
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Jan 07 2020 – 11:17 AM

So fun!

This was a fun excerpt that I couldn't stop reading! Keely is a relatable main character, and I...

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