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    Fathomless – Jackson Pearce

    “There are lights at the surface.  Lights so unlike the sun, that can’t reach down into the depths of the ocean. Lights we can see only when we look outside the water. She turned the thought over and over in her mind, imagining the lights as best she could until she had to ask her sisters for help again. ‘What about the carnival? Are the lights on the rides? What are the rides?’ she asked one of the oldest, who just turned away – that sister rarely spoke any more” Celia is a harborer of memories. She can see into a persons past just by simple touching the. For her…

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    The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of her Own Making – Catherynne M Valente

    “Once upon a time, a girl named September grew very tired indeed of her parents’ house, where she washed the same pink-and-yellow teacups and matching gravy boats everyday, slept on the same embroidered pillow, and played with the same small and amiable dog.” When the Green Wind turns up at Septembers kitchen window offering her an adventure she doesn’t think twice, hops on the back of The Leopard of Little Breezes and flies away to Fairyland. She doesn’t wave goodbye to the factory where her Mother works or give her Father a second thought when they fly over Europe where he is fighting in the war. September is expecting fun…

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    The Storyteller – Antonia Michaelis

    “Blood. There is blood everywhere. On his hands, on her hands, on his shirt, on his face, on the tiles, on the small round carpet. The carpet used to be blue; it will never be blue again.” Lurking mysteriously by the bike racks, with his black woollen hat and the plugs of an old Walkman in his ears, she notices him and she is intrigued. Anna shouldn’t be intrigued by Tannatek, Gitta tells her so, but she can’t help it, there’s just something about him. When Tannatek becomes Abel and she gets to know more about him it turns out he is more than just the school drug dealer. Abel…

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    Sweetly – Jackson Pearce

    “The book said there was a witch in the woods. That’s why they were among the thick trees to begin with – to find her. The three of them trudged along, weaving through the hemlocks and maples. Long out of sight of their house, their father’s happy smiles, their mother’s soft hands” 12 years since their sister went missing in the woods Ansel and Gretchen Kassel have been kicked out by their stepmom. Embarking on a road trip to get the hell away from her they’re making their way to the ocean when they break down near to Live Oak. The town doesn’t like strangers but luck is on their…