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Shygirl: Reading After Midnight

I will read anything I can get my hands on. Seriously.

 Most books I read are reviewed for Harlequin Junkie, but I'll have an occasional independent or author requested review that I'll post.

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Nine of Stars: A Wildlands Novel
Laura Bickle
Primal Heat: A Paranormal Shapeshifter Werejaguar Romance (The Shadow Shifters)
A.C. Arthur

Interesting Premise But It Just Didn't Click For Me

The Girls: A Novel - Emma Cline

‘We were, Russell told us, starting a new kind of society. Free from racism, free from exclusion, free from hierarchy. We were in service of a deeper love.’


Emma Cline’s debut novel The Girls was a rather intense story loosely based on Charles Manson’s cult in the late 1960s. Specifically, it was about the numerous girls who where an integral part of the group and who were not always treated with care or respect.


I will caution readers right away that this book dealt with some topics that may be too difficult for some. There were of course numerous references and scenes about alcohol and drug use, where it was set in the 60s. The hedonistic manner in which the characters acted, believing in free love, stealing what they needed, and not seeing anything wrong with girls in their very early teens being used sexually by much, much older men was also tough to get past. But the murders that took place were the mostly grisly passages to get through. Evie was rather matter of fact in her recollection of the event and the details were gory to say the least.


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