Don't Look Back



[KINDLE] ❅ Don't Look Back Author Jennifer L. Armentrout – E17streets4all.co.uk My breath caught and I dropped the letter, scuttling back on the bed Heart racing, I closed my eyes, but I could stillsee the words Samantha Franco has the perfect life Until, that is, she and her bes My breath caught and I dropped the letter, scuttling back on the bed Heart racing, I closed my eyes, but I could stillsee the words Samantha Franco has the perfect life Until, that is, she and her best friend Cassie disappear and onlySamantha resurfaces with no knowledge of what happened And Cassie stays missing Gradually, Samantha Don't Look PDF/EPUB ² begins to piece together her memories of that night If she can do that, she may yet be able to save her friend And, little by little, something begins to emerge Then she gets the noteDon t look back You won t like what you find.Don't Look Back

Hey Guys Please note I don t send out ARCs for review If you re interested in reviewing a book of mine before release date, please contact the appropriate publisher I also do NOT check my Goodreads emailTo email me, please use the below addy jenniferlarmentrout live New York Times and International Bestselling author Don't Look PDF/EPUB ² Jennifer lives in Charles Town, West Virginia All the rumors you ve heard about her state aren t true When she s not hard at work writing she spends her time reading, watching really bad zombie movies, pretending to write, hanging out with her husband and her Jack Russell Loki In early , Jennifer was diagnosed with retinitis pigmentosa, a group of rare genetic disorders that involve a breakdown and death of cells in the retina, eventually resulting in loss of vision, among other complications Due to this diagnosis, educating people on the varying degrees of blindness has become of passion of hers, right alongside writing, which she plans to do as long as she can Her dreams of becoming an author started in algebra class, where she spent most of her time writing short storieswhich explains her dismal grades in math Jennifer writes young adult paranormal, science fiction, fantasy, and contemporary romance She is published with Tor, HarperCollins Avon and William Morrow, Entangled Teen and Brazen, Disney Hyperion and Harlequin Teen Her Wicked Series has been optioned by PassionFlix Jennifer has won numerous awards, including the Reviewers Choice Award for Wait for You, the Editor s Pick for Fall With Me, and the Moerser Jugendbuch Jury award for Obsidian Her young adult romantic suspense novel DON T LOOK BACK was a nominated Best in Young Adult Fiction by YALSA Her adult romantic suspense novel TILL DEATH was aEditor s Pick and iBook Book of the Month Her young adult contemporary THE PROBLEM WITH FOREVER is a RITA Award Winner in Young Adult Fiction She also writes Adult and New Adult contemporary and paranormal romance under the name J Lynn She is published by Entangled Brazen and HarperCollinsShe is the owner of ApollyCon and The Origin Event, the successful annual events that features over hundred bestselling authors in Young Adult, New Adult, and Adult Fiction, panels, parties, and.

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  • Kindle Edition
  • 370 pages
  • Don't Look Back
  • Jennifer L. Armentrout
  • English
  • 14 July 2018

10 thoughts on “Don't Look Back

  1. says:

    My reaction when the moment for the revelation cameQuite an interesting story I kept reading, despite some flaws and insufficiency of originality here and there, because the plot just sucks you in and doesn t let go Jennifer L Armentrout s books are addictive, that s for sure Any complaint for that Not now, not ever.This is the story of Samantha and her trying to find what happened to her best dead friend, Cassie Sam is popular, rich, beautiful and has it all or so it may seem at firMy reaction when the moment for the revelation cameQuite an interesting story I kept reading, despite some flaws and insufficiency of originality here and there, because the plot just sucks you in and doesn t let go Jennifer L Armentrout s books are addictive, that s for sure Any complaint for that Not now, not ever.This is the story of Samantha and her trying to find what happened to her best dead friend, Cassie Sam is popular, rich, beautiful and has it all or so it may seem at first glance Perfect boyfriend, perfect friends, perfect family But everything is not as it seems So when she s found wondering around not even knowing her name after having disappeared for four entire days, everything in her life takes on a new turn She wants to know the truth, to remember it all Who killed Cassie Is her boyfriend hiding something And what does Carson have to do with anything It seems like she can t get him out of her mind.The premise to this book is great, the cover fabulous and the title well fitting I thought about it and, sincerely, every one of Jennifer L Armentrout s books look great at first sight Good marketing and artist So it s definitely with grand pleasure that I m saying how I was not disappointed by this standalone Because it possesses many things to like a heroine that is easy to connect to and appreciate, masculine characters many of them that are G O R G E O U S I mean, there always are in her books and most of them are likable, secondary characters that are actually present and have a reason to be in the scenes attributed to them and a good writing good pacing to wrap it all up So, exteriorly, those weren t the problem.What was missing is really creativity I mean, the plot is good and this whole easy and agreeable to read, but the characters were really banal Briefly, if you read about them, they re okay and you can see that they are at their right places in the story and having fantastic roles What was missing was some originality in them Sincerely, I think, main character excluded, that I ve seen those kinds of personalities in hundred other books that I have read in the past Plus, even though they have problems for example her mother and father that don t get along any they still have this I m perfect and you know it vibe Maybe because most of them are rich But it s probably something we ll each interpret differently Yeah, they were a bit shallow and underdeveloped too, but there being many of them and the latter not letting the main character got through everything alone did help to their case.The mystery part which is an important one was well enough done The romance did take a WAY too pre eminent part in the plot above all elements, but it didn t change that I felt hooked and wanted to know badly what happened to both girls and WHO did this WHO killed Cassie and WHY Those are questions I asked myself throughout the reading and it s a good thing that, at the end, it s along with the narration that I figured it all out Nicely done.This book and its atmosphere reminded me of the one in Dangerous Girls, a masterpiece that I will never forget Both main characters are feared and thought to be crazy, murderers and in both cases it was the best girl friend that died However, Sam did have muchsupport, less accusations and liberty in her actions at finding the truth If you enjoyed that book though, you may very likely feel the same for this one too

  2. says:

    After spending 24 of the last 48 hours in the nursing lab, I thought image error Then I discovered there was going to be a new Jennifer L Armentrout Book This is absolutely HALLELUJAH And the world makes sense again After spending 24 of the last 48 hours in the nursing lab, I thought image error Then I discovered there was going to be a new Jennifer L Armentrout Book This is absolutely HALLELUJAH And the world makes sense again

  3. says:

    Actual rating 3.5Don t take this the wrong way, but I m not proud of it Even though you didn t have that damn necklace on, as far as I knew, you were still with Del And I m not big on making out with another guy s girlfriendThe apocalypse has arrived, and the signs started with Khanh liking a bad boy love interest within an Armentrout novel.I ve read a lot of Armentrout books, and I have to say that this was my favorite in her repertoire It was not amazing, but like all Armentrout wor Actual rating 3.5Don t take this the wrong way, but I m not proud of it Even though you didn t have that damn necklace on, as far as I knew, you were still with Del And I m not big on making out with another guy s girlfriendThe apocalypse has arrived, and the signs started with Khanh liking a bad boy love interest within an Armentrout novel.I ve read a lot of Armentrout books, and I have to say that this was my favorite in her repertoire It was not amazing, but like all Armentrout works, it is immensely readable, and unlike most Armentrout works, it didn t give me a pounding headache I have always loved the amnesia trope, and this book did the trick.More details later, but in short, here s the good and the sort of bad Honestly, there wasn t anything truly atrocious about this book.There were a few moments that made me cringe Specifically, they were the moments when Sam felt like she had to get physical with her boyfriend in order to be a good girlfriend I didn t like the intonation that it was the girl s fault if she could not get into the attraction, that is was her duty to be sexually fulfilling in order to have a functional relationship Thankfully, that only happened twice in the book.The good 1 A non bitchy heroine for a change2 A bad boy love interest who turns out to be likeable, even by Khanh standards3 No Mary Sue syndrome4 There s an actual FAMILY, they have family interactions The MC is not an orphan The sorta bad 1 The MC is Too Stupid To Live at times, and too meek in others she trusts too easily2 The plot was extremely predictable I guessed the whodunnit within the first 20% of the book3 The amnesia excuse was believed by everyone, which is a far stretch to me4 There was no subtlety there are extremely obvious and caricaturized Mean Girls The bad guys all but wore VILLAIN signs around their necks The hints and clues were so loud a 5 year old could have guessed5 Extremely shallow female friendsThe bad 1 The forced physicality between Sam and her boyfriendThe SummaryShe thinks I did it My voice was small, hoarse She thinks I did something to CassieA girl wanders the streets, battered and bruised She doesn t know where she is, she doesn t know who she is.It turns out that she is Samantha Jo Franco, and her life appears to be pretty fucking sweet on the surface She s got loving parents, a twin brother, not to mention the fact that her family is immensely wealthy We drove past themin our Bentley.Quickly, I learned that they were rich Sickeningly rich It was funny how I didn t remember squat, but I knew what money looked like. She lives in a house that makes a mansion look like an apartment Samantha is good looking She s got a loving steady boyfriend She s headed to Yale next year So what could be wrongCassie Winchester is your best friend She disappeared with youOh, there s that little matter Not only has Samantha s memories disappeared, but so has her best friend, Cassie And the trouble doesn t end thereyou see, Samantha the old Samanthawas a huge bitchYou were a terror to everyone who knew youIt turns out that there is a Mean Girl clique at her school, and Samantha was the queen bee She ran a campaign of terror, lording it all over her classmates Everyone in school hated her, with good reasonJust a couple weeks ago, you called her she lowered her voice a fat bitch whose thighs were capable of setting the world on fireTo make it worse, someone s leaving her strange notes Drawing in a shallow breath, I unfolded the slip of paper.There was blood on the rocks Her blood Your blood. And she s having hallucinations of Cassieif that s what it is.There s a whole lot of adjustment to be made Sam s got to come to terms with who she was, and who she is now She has to determine who s her friends, and who s her enemy She has to sort out her feelings between her childhood friend Carson, the son of the help, and her handsome, blue blooded boyfriend Del There are relationships to be rebuilt between her family and her twin brother Scott, and she s going to have to rebuild some broken friendships.And try not to get herself killed in the process of remembering what happened the night Cassie disappeared Who killed Cassie There are no shortage of suspectsThere s a huge list of people who were angry with her, but to kill her I don t think so He cursed under his breath as he faced me There are at least a hundred kids at school who probably fantasized about pushing her in front of a bus a time or twoAnd one of them may be Cassie herselfRight now, if it turns out that she was murdered, you re their number one suspectSamanthaYou re not an idiot, Sam Pressing my lips together, I shook my head Maybe I wasn t stupid, but I d been incredibly naive. I actually liked Sam a lot I found her switch from bitchy before Sam to completely passive after Sam to be a bit of a stretch, but she is the first Armentrout main character who didn t make me want to strangle her Sam is really nice, but also incredibly meek at times Due to her amnesia, she is incredibly innocent, and she asks a lot of questions, which is reasonable, but also frustrating at timesJeez, this is like talking to a toddlerShe is pretty smart, she has some common sense When Sam receives mysterious notes, she knows she needs to keep them as evidence, despite her brother s protestations to the contrary.But she can be, as she said, incredibly naive Sam didn t realize that she was a suspect in Cassie s disappearance That s just really unbelievableThe big deal is that you were most likely the last person who saw Cassie you were probably with her whenwhen whatever happened to her occurred I know And that s why I need to talk to the police No That s why you can t talk to the policeShe trusts people too easily Sam doesn t have her memories, she doesn t know who she can and can t trust, and yet she seems to intuitively feel who she can trust and she turns out to be right, without much credibility on the reader s part.And to top it off, she sometimes acts foolishly Sam returns to the possible scene of the crime alone She runs off to be by herself, leaving her family to worry But she is never outrageously stupid, and I liked her as a main character I feel like she grew up along the way, I feel that she became self aware She eventually becomes strong, but never a bitch.The Credibility My main fault with this book is the credibility I don t mean the amnesia premise, I mean that everyone buys into it so quickly Before Sam was a bitch Why did everyone all of a sudden believe that she has amnesia Because before Sam was a manipulative bitch, wouldn t it be so much easier for everyone to think that she had been lying all along Everyone seems to buy the amnesia premise without much convincing, and I found that hard to believe.No Subtlety The mystery was extremely obvious to anyone reading this book The bad guys says things too quickly, too brightly, they smile too falsely, too easily Sam has a knee jerk reaction to them I liked this book, but I likedepth to my investigative mysteries, and I found this book to be rather shallow.The Mean Girls Sam s friends are horrible people Almost all the females in this book are bitches They re beautiful and manipulative They re petty They re shallow They re absurdly snobby They re outrageously racistLook, Pham or Long Duck, whatever your name is, turn aroundThe Mean Girls clique is one element of Armentrout s book I could do without.The Romance There is a love triangle in the book, and it is so half hearted that I can t even be bothered to complain about it What surprised me was my like not love, like for the bad boy motorcycle riding love interest It started off badly enough, as the newly amnesiac Sam falls into insta love for an asshole who hates herIs that my boyfriend I whispered, hopeful and scared all at once.He was happy to see me, but but then his eyes hardened into chips of ice Boyfriend Yeah, he said slowly, voice deep and smooth Not even if you paid my tuition to Penn State next yearAnd he also rides a motorcycle Spaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaare me, please.But as it turned out, he skind of a nice guy For one, he doesn t want to be a cheaterI don t like Del, he admitted, staring straight into my eyes He s a dick, and you ve always deserved better than him, but I m not that kind of guy At least, I m trying to not be with youSam has a boyfriend, Del She s not attracted to Del, she s attracted to Carson Technically, she s cheating on Del mentally But the thing is, Sam realizes that cheating is not right I needed to figure out how I felt about Del if there was any hope for us because stringing him along wasn t fair If I was no longer the girl who d fallen in love with him, it wasn t right to keep up thisthis charade. I liked Carson I liked Sam Their romance didn t hurt, and neither did this book

  4. says:

    This book was quite the roller coaster It was basically a suspense thriller disguised as a contemporary I got sucked in so bad and couldn t wait to figure out the mystery It s no secret that I love an unreliable narrator, and since this was a teen girl with amnesia..who starts to hallucinate and appears to be losing her damn mind..it was right up my alley She was an actual non annoying heroine, her love interest was well done, the situations paced perfectly, overall a pretty good read.I can t This book was quite the roller coaster It was basically a suspense thriller disguised as a contemporary I got sucked in so bad and couldn t wait to figure out the mystery It s no secret that I love an unreliable narrator, and since this was a teen girl with amnesia..who starts to hallucinate and appears to be losing her damn mind..it was right up my alley She was an actual non annoying heroine, her love interest was well done, the situations paced perfectly, overall a pretty good read.I can t pinpoint anything I didn t like specifically, but I had a few small issues with the ending just feeling notconclusive enough especially when it came to side characters and the predictability of it all I can t really fault a book for ME seeing things coming, but some of the plot points were just..overdone Things I ve seen before, and could see coming from a mile away Some stuff just felt tooeasy.Overall I enjoyed it, probably won t ever re read it, but would definitely recommend

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    Wowzers I loved this story This is my first book by this author, but definitely won t be my last From the very first page, this book had me enthralled I listened to the Audible version and I didn t want to turn it off The story was captivating and the narration was superb This book had my rapt attention right up until the endand what an ending it was When Samantha is found, bruised and battered after being missing for four days, she has no recollection of who she is Her best friend, Ca Wowzers I loved this story This is my first book by this author, but definitely won t be my last From the very first page, this book had me enthralled I listened to the Audible version and I didn t want to turn it off The story was captivating and the narration was superb This book had my rapt attention right up until the endand what an ending it was When Samantha is found, bruised and battered after being missing for four days, she has no recollection of who she is Her best friend, Cassie, is still missing Sam was probably the last person to see her, but she can t access any of her memories to help investigators.As Sam begins to reintegrate into her old life, she gradually starts to regain brief memories of her former life Unfortunately, as her memories begin to resurface Sam discovers that she doesn t like the person she was before She was a bully, a snob and an all around despicable bitch With friends that she can barely tolerate, and a boyfriend that makes her skin crawl, Sam can t even pretend that she wants her old life back Yet, when the school s top mean girl tries to change her ways, it doesn t come easy Her so called friends turn their negative attentions toward Sam and she finds herself an object of ridicule and speculation.Along the way, she is able to rekindle some friendships that she had trampled on in her rise to popularity Thesemeaningful friendships become a lifesaver for Sam, anchoring her to her new life Carson even helps Sam try to figure out the mysteries surrounding the night she went missing The two grow closer together thetime they spend together When the truth is revealed, I was shocked I honestly, didn t see it coming I had a few ideas about who I thought did it as I was reading, but man, was I ever wrong This book kept me guessing to the very end

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    I was given an early version of this book Oh holy straight jacket and a padded room I mwow This book will be a huge treat for Jennifer Armentrout fans I ve always loved everything she wrote, and this book was no exception But I quite literally couldn t put this book down So be prepared for thatdon t start it when you ve just gotten in bed You won t sleep until it s over I wasn t just gripped by the story, I felt like I fell headfirst into Sam s life and was right there through eve I was given an early version of this book Oh holy straight jacket and a padded room I mwow This book will be a huge treat for Jennifer Armentrout fans I ve always loved everything she wrote, and this book was no exception But I quite literally couldn t put this book down So be prepared for thatdon t start it when you ve just gotten in bed You won t sleep until it s over I wasn t just gripped by the story, I felt like I fell headfirst into Sam s life and was right there through everything I ve read plenty of books where I ve been captivated by characters, but nothing like this I swear I thought I was going crazy right along with her I had a million theories about what happened that night, and every time something happened, I was quick to 1 question my sanity and 2 dissect every word the other characters saidalmost like a trust no one, including yourself type of situation Hell of a trip.I don t even know what I can say without giving away things in the bookbut honest to God It was simply amazing Jenn keeps you second guessing yourself the entire time and the pace of the book is perfect There isn t too much going on and never once is there a lull in the story You will love the characters in this book Sammy s so real and I cheered her on as she kept from being a victim to her amnesia, and especially when turned her back on her old life Scott and Julie are amazing supporting characters, and to be honest, I wish I had a twin brother like Scott Their relationship is special and he is fiercely protective of his sister And not just in a way most brothers are ahhhh I WISH I COULD SAY THINGS WITHOUT GIVING IT ALL AWAY but you ll understand And then there s Carsonmmm lordy uhI m pretty sure that explains it all Kidding Kidding He s gorgeous, has a protective streak to rival Scott s, and is so sweet and patient with Sam that I swooned almost every time he was on a page.This book is said to be Black Swan meets Pretty Little Liarsfits it perfectly Actually there will be times it has a The Lying Game feel to it but I can assure you it is VERY much its own story The mix of these makes for an epic novel that will have you on the edge of your seat, chills running down your spine and you ll feel like you aren t able to read fast enough For once I wish I could give a bookthan five stars

  7. says:

    4.75 I could not stop reading this book I love the romance and the plot twists, the whole thing is captivating The main character is put in a really interesting situation where she is questioning her sanity and it was intriguing as a reader to experience that with her However, I think some of the plot points are predictable, and although I like the main character, she could be really naive.Overall, a super fun and entertaining book and sucked me in

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    Honestly, I feel really cheated here bc practically everyone ADORES this book and when I scroll through the reviews im like why cant I FEEL THIS WAY ABOUT THE BOOKI think, I think it may be time for maymay to let go of JLA So so so so so, let s break this down Pros The writing was better than I expected, it held my interest for a time The thriller part, what little we got of it, was great There were moments where it was like 11pm and I kept scanning my room and looking around for scary Honestly, I feel really cheated here bc practically everyone ADORES this book and when I scroll through the reviews im like why cant I FEEL THIS WAY ABOUT THE BOOKI think, I think it may be time for maymay to let go of JLA So so so so so, let s break this down Pros The writing was better than I expected, it held my interest for a time The thriller part, what little we got of it, was great There were moments where it was like 11pm and I kept scanning my room and looking around for scary shadow shapes spoiler didn t find any If we could eliminate 80% of the romance from the story, it would have been fantastic Cons The characters are really one dimensional Like the bad girls are ONLY bad and the good girls are ONLY good and the love interest is HOT and that s as far as his personality extends Oh, there s this part that PISSED ME THE HELL OFF where Sam is freaking out bc she thought she saw someone and her family is like oh honey you re just imagining it and im like people DON T ACT LIKE THIS When there is MISSING TEENAGER IN THEIR TOWN You don t just tell tHEM IT DIDN T HAPPEN YOU GO BLOODY CHECK AND GET POLICE TO INVESTIGATE AND IODAIUFOEHAWFUIOASDHF Oh my god, that just really pissed me off There was lots of girl hate and while the mean girls are undoubtedly b tchy, it was just a lot What s Scott s purpose as a human can someone shed some light The mystery could have been don t really well if it wasn t so cloudy Idk it just felt like it wasn t the main focus of the book, which is fine, but like it all got solved in the last 10 pages and I was like uh whats the point of having a 380 paged book if only the last 10 deal with the actual mystery THE ROMANCE SUFFOCATED THE BOOK I couldn t take a deep breath without someone mentioning how hooooooot Carson McPlain was You know it s an issue when you re willing to punch yourself in the face than read dialogue between the mc and her boy So much cheeeeeeeessssseeeee Love triangle ew GrossDon t look back You won t like what you find 2 stars

  9. says:

    More like 3.5 stars but rounded up because I m feeling generous these days I knew it Ha I ve suspected him like super early on in the story Yes I have my other suspects but there was a scene that led me to the final conclusion that it was him and I was right Sorry FBI, I know you could use my talent in your team but I m too busy reading books Lol Or perhaps, it was just really easy to predict and that s probably one of the flaws of the novel the lack of subtlety Nevertheless, I reall More like 3.5 stars but rounded up because I m feeling generous these days I knew it Ha I ve suspected him like super early on in the story Yes I have my other suspects but there was a scene that led me to the final conclusion that it was him and I was right Sorry FBI, I know you could use my talent in your team but I m too busy reading books Lol Or perhaps, it was just really easy to predict and that s probably one of the flaws of the novel the lack of subtlety Nevertheless, I really had fun not that it s a fun story but because I got to don my FBI costume and work on the investigation behind the missing girl, Cassie I really think I did a much better job than Detective Ramirez but that s only because Jennifer L Armentrout managed to hook me to the story from first page till the end The reading experience kind of reminded me of that when I was reading The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer series It s intriguing especially with Samantha s POV being the last person who saw Cassie but who has completely lost her memories It was intense, highly addictive and funny too I read it in a day.I know the author is popular because of her paranormal Lux series which I m too lazy to read because there are just too many books in the series and her New Adult Wait for You series which I m also too lazy to read for the same reason I m glad she finally thought of writing a standalone on a genre she doesn t usually write I m definitely looking forward to readingstandalones from her To Mac Happy belated birthday I hope the cuteness of the gif makes up for the late review Lol Hope you had an amazing day 3

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    Samantha and her best friend Cassie have been missing for days When Sam is found, she doesn t know her own name Doesn t recognize her parents, her brother, her friends, even her boyfriend She can t tell anyone what happened or where Cassie is She has no idea All personal details of her life are missing But is it a bad thing Lets be honest Samantha was a bitch She was a mean girl All of her friends are mean girls too Cassie was quite possibly the meanest of them all This new Sam Samantha and her best friend Cassie have been missing for days When Sam is found, she doesn t know her own name Doesn t recognize her parents, her brother, her friends, even her boyfriend She can t tell anyone what happened or where Cassie is She has no idea All personal details of her life are missing But is it a bad thing Lets be honest Samantha was a bitch She was a mean girl All of her friends are mean girls too Cassie was quite possibly the meanest of them all This new Sam doesn t like that sort of behavior This new Sam is getting a second chance to be a better person And this new Sam is finding herself attracted to someone other than her boyfriend his name is Carson Ortiz Carson used to be good friends with Sam, until she became so mean Carson is willing to give this new Sam a chance, even going as far as helping her find out what happened to Cassie As small parts of her memories start to resurface, Sam is finding herself confused and suspicious of everyone She feels like she s losing her mind and she doesn t know what to do or who to trust The closer she gets to finding out what happened to Cassie, thedanger she is in Don t Look Back was a suspenseful read It felt like every time I thought I had something figured out, something new turned up and I was second guessing myself Sam was an awesome character I loved how she dealt with her missing memories and tried to be a better person given the chance Then there was Carson sigh I love that boy And also Scott, Sam s brother He is just incredible I really loved most of the characters in this one A unique, interesting and mysterious read that I enjoyed a lot

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