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Curse of the Forgotten

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  • Chapter One

  • Wren

    Slipping Frankenstein into my back pocket, I grab my backpack from under the seat in front of me and follow the line of comatose passengers off the plane.

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  • The stale recycled air sits heavy in my lungs, my shoulder knocking into every other seat as I struggle through the narrow aisle.

  • I follow the trail of people to baggage claim, chewing on a blackpainted fingernail.

  • Wren

    An older man decked out in a suit gives me a side glance and I stick my tongue out at him.

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  • Startled, his eyes go wide before his brows narrow and he turns away.

  • A chemically chipper voice announces an arrival from Houston as we march past an empty Mexican restaurant.

  • Wren

    We funnel down an escalator where our luggage waits on slowly rotating conveyor belts.

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  • My bag sticks out like a sore thumb, a faded grey that used to be black with layers of silver duct tape holding it together.

  • Profile Picture of Woman in Curse of the Forgotten

    Woman

    “Wren!”

  • Wren

    Grinding my teeth, I pull my bag off the belt and look up at the woman rapidly moving toward me on stilettoed feet, her narrow figure swathed in white skinny jeans and a peach cardigan.

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  • Profile Picture of Woman in Curse of the Forgotten

    Woman

    “Wren!”

  • Wren

    she shouts again, waving at me as she pushes through the growing crowd.

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    Woman

    “Don’t move, I’m coming!”

  • Wren

    As if I had any other choice.

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  • She grabs my arm with a vice-like grip and pulls me into an involuntary hug.

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    Woman

    “I’m so glad you’re finally here.

  • Your dad and I have been so excited!”

  • Profile Picture of Wren in Curse of the Forgotten

    Wren

    “He’s not my dad.”

  • Wren

    Linking her arm through mine, she gives me a red smeared pout.

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Welcome to a new way to read!

Regular books are just lines and pages of text but Literal books look like a group chat. This intro will show you how to:

  1. Change and use the 4 different reading modes.
  2. Interact with the book to comment, take notes, and more.

Auto Load

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When you select Auto Load you can set your reading speed (WPM), press play, and read the story as if the book were a group chat happening live.

AI Reader

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Selecting the AI Reader will add AI voices to Auto Load so that you can hear the book read to you while each line of the book loads.

Tap To Load

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If you'd rather control when each line of the book loads select Tap To Load. As you read tap the “Next Message” button to load the next line.

Free Scroll

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Free Scroll mode allows you to do just as the name implies and freely scroll up or down throughout the book. All messages are pre-loaded in this mode.

Reader Tools

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While reading you can tap on a speech bubble to make social comments, write private notes, define words, and translate words or sentences.

Ready to start?

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Ready to get started? Tap start and then the play button to start reading your first Literal book in Auto Load mode.