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These Fleeting Shadows by Kate Alice Marshall

kodiskye's review

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dark emotional mysterious tense medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? It's complicated
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

3.5

heathers_books's review

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dark mysterious medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? It's complicated

4.5

bookedbymadeline's review

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Great plot idea but poor execution! I expected to love it because it’s Knives Out meets Mexican Gothic but the pacing was so off, really dragging and slow. I also don’t care about the MC, she feels flat and one dimensional. Maybe I’ll come back to it because I am still curious to know about the family and house secrets but not intrigued enough to continue for now 

bongfullofpiss's review

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emotional reflective sad fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? No

5.0

efindregs's review against another edition

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5.0

f@!?ing excellent

I don’t really recall how I stumbled upon this book (appropriately enough). However, this was and is a fantastic ride. Strange, scary, and surprisingly philosophical, with a sweet love story at its center. I had so much I highlighted. You will like this book if: you like spooky houses and/or Shirley Jackson, you have ever felt different or like part of you was wrong, you are healing from something. Kudos to the author, this one slaps.

jana6240's review

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dark medium-paced

1.5

sparetimereader's review

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Just could not get interested in this story. Definitely a me issue, I hope to come back to it in the future 

erinallison13's review

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dark medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.5

smallsreadsbooks's review against another edition

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challenging dark emotional mysterious reflective tense medium-paced

5.0

Holy shit Batman we got a great book 
We have body horror
We have sapphic love 
We have men getting what they deserve 
We have gaslighting 
We have monsters that aren’t who you think they are 
We have a masterpiece 

tnh1313's review

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adventurous dark emotional mysterious sad tense fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

5.0