Read-A-Long of "Before the Devil Breaks You" by Libba Bray

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Read-A-Long of "Before the Devil Breaks You" by Libba Bray

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Read-A-Long of Before the Devil Breaks You by Libba Bray.
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I forgot to mention that I got the book! Have you started reading?
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I have started Before the Devil Breaks you . Is this for the month of August? I have the audiobook read by January LaVoy. :D
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02 Aug 2019, 15:37
I have started Before the Devil Breaks you . Is this for the month of August? I have the audiobook read by January LaVoy. :D
Good work on finishing the audiobook!

Nice! Usually, for read-a-long, it's however long it takes for all of us to read the book. Where are you now?
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I forgot to mention that I got the book! Have you started reading?
Cool!

Yes, I started it yesterday, but I just read a couple of chapters. I hope to read more today. What about you? :)
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I have started Before the Devil Breaks you . Is this for the month of August? I have the audiobook read by January LaVoy. :D
It isn't the BOTM. We just read it together and discuss it as we read. You are welcome to join the read and the discussion. :)

This thread explains about the Read-A-Long!. :tiphat:
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Thank you, 😃I meant read-a-long book for August. I will go read through the link. I started listening to it yesterday. 😃
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I am just passed the part where Bill causes Isayah's seizures to cure his eye sight. 😰😰
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Nice. I reached page 102, chapter "A crazy dream".

What do you think of it so far? I liked it much better than the second book.

I dislike Bill immensely and hope he will get his just deserves.

I like that each of the diviners is from a different ethnic background, and that the author touches themes of Racism, homophobia, and antisemitism.
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Nice. I reached page 102, chapter "A crazy dream".

What do you think of it so far? I liked it much better than the second book.
Wow, you're fast! We had a pretty hectic weekend, but I got through a couple of chapters so far and I'm liking it better than the second one, too.

The opening scene with the ghost coming into the asylum was a great way to start the book! It was both creepy and intriguing. We'll be going vacation tomorrow, so I plan on reading quite a bit on the plane ride, so I'm hoping to have more to add soon!
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gali wrote:
03 Aug 2019, 10:10
Nice. I reached page 102, chapter "A crazy dream".

What do you think of it so far? I liked it much better than the second book.
Wow, you're fast! We had a pretty hectic weekend, but I got through a couple of chapters so far and I'm liking it better than the second one, too.

The opening scene with the ghost coming into the asylum was a great way to start the book! It was both creepy and intriguing. We'll be going vacation tomorrow, so I plan on reading quite a bit on the plane ride, so I'm hoping to have more to add soon!
No rush! :)

It is much better than the second one, so the reading goes faster.

I agree! The episode with the ghost was chilling!

Enjoy your vacation! :)
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gali wrote:
05 Aug 2019, 09:42
hsimone wrote:
05 Aug 2019, 09:38
gali wrote:
03 Aug 2019, 10:10
Nice. I reached page 102, chapter "A crazy dream".

What do you think of it so far? I liked it much better than the second book.
Wow, you're fast! We had a pretty hectic weekend, but I got through a couple of chapters so far and I'm liking it better than the second one, too.

The opening scene with the ghost coming into the asylum was a great way to start the book! It was both creepy and intriguing. We'll be going vacation tomorrow, so I plan on reading quite a bit on the plane ride, so I'm hoping to have more to add soon!
No rush! :)

It is much better than the second one, so the reading goes faster.

I agree! The episode with the ghost was chilling!

Enjoy your vacation! :)
It's great to hear that the reading goes by quicker. Can't wait to dive deeper into it!

Thank you! :) I'll make sure to keep coming back here as I continue reading while we're away (otherwise I'll forget to mention some things!).
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I haven't read the other two books. I finished Connor Lynn chapter. Poor Ms. Headley...ugh!! So far my favorite is Mable. Adalaid seems like her part will be cool. I tend to like witches, though. So far this book is awesone. :D :D :D. There is a lot more angsty romance than I was expecting. I dislike Dr. Simpson and Bill. Bill seems selfish. Does Bill also have powers? I Don't understand how he can drain the energy from issayah. Seems like he is just leaching energy, but that could be a power😰😰.
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KDJ wrote:
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I haven't read the other two books. I finished Connor Lynn chapter. Poor Ms. Headley...ugh!! So far my favorite is Mable. Adalaid seems like her part will be cool. I tend to like witches, though. So far this book is awesone. :D :D :D. There is a lot more angsty romance than I was expecting. I dislike Dr. Simpson and Bill. Bill seems selfish. Does Bill also have powers? I Don't understand how he can drain the energy from issayah. Seems like he is just leaching energy, but that could be a power😰😰.
You haven't? It is a trilogy and one has to read it in order to understand what is going on. The other books explained about Bill. I believe he used to be a diviner as well and misused his powers. He does leaching energy from issayah.

We discussed the other two books on this forum, so you can read them if you don't mind spoilers. :)
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KDJ wrote:
03 Aug 2019, 09:43
I am just passed the part where Bill causes Isayah's seizures to cure his eye sight. 😰😰
That was ridiculous to learn. Bill's such a terrible character. Poor Isaiah :(
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