Tags: buddy reads

Reading: Vintage

Buddy Read - It Takes a Witch by Heather Blake

Start Date: September 2017

Participants: keli, justjo2u

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Synopsis: Darcy Merriweather and her sister, Harper, hail from a long line of witches who have the power to grant wishes using spells. They've come to Enchanted Village in Salem, Massachusetts, to join the family business, but they soon find themselves knee deep in murder...

Until three weeks ago, Darcy and Harper were working dead-end jobs and trying to put their troubles behind them. Then their aunt Velma delivered a bombshell: They're actually Wishcrafters - witches with the power to grant wishes with a mere spell. Wanting a fresh start, they head to their aunt's magic-themed tourist town to master their newfound skills.

But their magic fails them when a wannabe witch turns up dead - strangled with Aunt Ve's scarf - and Ve's sweetheart, Sylar, is found looming over the body. Ve is standing by her man, but Darcy overheard Skylar wish that the victim would disappear - forever. With Harper distracted by her handsome new crush, Darcy is determined to sleuth her way to the truth. But it'll take more than a wish to unravel this mystery.... [source]

Note: This post is for discussion of the book, so please be advised that there may be spoilers in the comments. As a reminder, LJ's spoiler code will work in comments and while it is not required to use when commenting, it is something that can be utilized to hide spoilers. (relevant LJ FAQ)
Versailles - Brothers

Buddy Read - Versailles by Elizabeth Massie

Start date: March 1st, 2017

Participants: keli,stellar_raven

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Synopsis: You’ve seen the BBC 2 series, now read the novel based on the TV show. Don’t miss VERSAILLES the most sexy and shocking drama ever written about the king who built the world’s most famous palace. Packed with sex, scandal and intrigue, VERSAILLES will keep you up all night.

1667. The civil wars are over and King Louis XIV is on the French throne. To keep the nobles from their plots to overthrow his crown, the King gathers the court at Versailles. He plans to keep them there under his scrutiny by building the greatest palace the world has ever seen. The Palace of Versailles will be an opulent prison where Louis’ power is absolute.

The nobles have no choice but to play Louis’ game of manipulation and treachery. As tensions rise the court becomes a battlefield of tactical liaisons and salacious passions. Versailles is not the paradise it appears to be; instead, it is a labyrinth of treason and secrets, of political schemes and deadly conspiracies. It is a place of passion and death, love and vengeance.

The King will take what is rightfully his. [source]


Note: This post is for discussion of the book, so please be advised that there may be spoilers in the comments. As a reminder, LJ's spoiler code will work in comments and while it is not required to use when commenting, it is something that can be utilized to hide spoilers. (relevant LJ FAQ)

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Buddy Read - Doctor Strange: Strange Tales by Peter Gillis

Start Date: February 1st, 2017

Participants: green_wing, justjo2u

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Synopsis: Collects Dr. Strange stories from Strange Tales (1987) #1-19 and the Cloak & Dagger story from #7.

It's Dr. Strange as you've never seen him before: as an eye-patch-wearing wielder of black magic! See him take on the deadliest foes in any dimension: Khat, Erlik Khan, Shuma-Gorath, Enitharmon the Weaver and more! Guest-starring the Defenders, Valkyrie, Cloak and Dagger, and some of Strange's closest friends - including Rintrah, Topaz, Clea and Wong! [source]


Note: This post is for discussion of the book, so please be advised that there may be spoilers in the comments. As a reminder, LJ's spoiler code will work in comments and while it is not required to use when commenting, it is something that can be utilized to hide spoilers. (relevant LJ FAQ)
Flash/Barry - running

Buddy Read - The Flash: The Haunting of Barry Allen by Clay Griffith and Susan Griffith

Start Date: January 14th, 2017

Participants: green_wing, stellar_raven

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Synopsis: Speeding through Central City, Barry Allen is met with a startling sight—the Flash, older, battered, and badly injured. Before he can speak, the doppelgänger is gone.

Then Barry begins experiencing glitches in his powers—moments that leave him ghostly and immobile in the middle of missions. When a group of his enemies—including Pied Piper, Weather Wizard, and Peekaboo—chooses this time to launch a new assault, the Flash seeks help from his most trusted ally.

Oliver Queen – the Arrow. [source]



Note: This post is for discussion of the book, so please be advised that there may be spoilers in the comments. As a reminder, LJ's spoiler code will work in comments and while it is not required to use when commenting, it is something that can be utilized to hide spoilers. (relevant LJ FAQ)
Reading: Vintage

~Established Buddy Reads~

The following is a list of the Buddy Reads set up thus far. Our goal is to start a new buddy read each month. Please feel free to join in any of the established buddy reads, or suggest new ones in the comments! I believe most members here (and most definitely keli and myself) are up for more than one buddy read, so if you need a buddy, please comment and let us know!

Just before each buddy read is set to start, we will make a dedicated post for that book which will then be linked here.

**Note: While you can count only one book for the 'Buddy Read' square, you are more than welcome to take part in as many of the buddy reads as you wish. You can then use those books to fill other suitable squares if you already have the buddy read square filled.

If you have any further questions, please feel free to ask!

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