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    Siege and Storm (Grisha #2) – Leigh Bardugo

    ***Please note that this is the second book of the Grisha trilogy and may contain spoilers for the first, Shadow and Bone*** “The boy and the girl had once dreamed of ships, long ago, before they’d ever seen the True Sea. They were the vessels of stories, magic ships with masts hewn from sweet cedar and sails spun by maidens from thread of pure gold. Their crews were white mice who sung songs and scrubbed the decks with heir pink tails.  The Verrhader was not a magic ship.”  Alina and Mal were on the run. Hiding in a bed bug ridden lodging house in the back streets of Cofton they…

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    The Bell Between Worlds (The Mirror Chronicles #1) – Ian Johnstone

    “‘Their voice is clear and true, yet it us not breathed, not carried upon the air. It echoes like thought inside the skull, speaking words where none are spoken.’ Gabblety Row was quite the most peculiar and ramshackle building in town. Its undulating walls, hiddledy-piggledy red tiles and winding iron drainpipes all showed an utter disregard for straight lines. The frontage of four shops with three floors above rose in an astonishing disarray of red brick and dark brown beams, leaning here and lurching there until it reached the garret rooms at its top.” Having spent the past few years running through the hallways of Gabblety Row on errands for…