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    Letterbox Love (#46)

    Welcome to Letterbox Love, this is a UK meme, hosted by the lovely Lynsey at Narratively Speaking and inspired by The Story Siren’s In My Mailbox. This post is a means by which to highlight the books we get in the post and beyond, and especially to bring attention to those books which may be sat on our shelves for a little while yet that we love all the same. For Review: Fathomless – Jackson Pearce  I adore the Jackson Pearce books that I have read and this one sounds brilliant, it is the third in the Fairytale Retelling series which is quite possibly one of my favourite series’. Unfortunately though I…

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    Siege – Sarah Mussi

    “The Before Time  In the time before the shooting I was Leah Jackson, sixteen years old. I used to wish my life was different. I had one brother of thirteen, Connor; one six-year-old sister, Sally. N dad. Not one I’d met, anyway. A mum with depression.  In the before time, I took care of everyone.” Leah hears the gunshots, they sound like popcorn popping. Sat in detention she knows no difference, until she hears the pounding footsteps in the corridor and see the two boys run into the room, shooting Miss Carter straight through the head. She does what anyone would do, she runs. Along with Anton she runs as…

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    A Witch Alone – Ruth Warburton

    ***Please note that this is the third in the Winter Trilogy and therefore may contain spoilers for the previous two books.***“It was dark, but I could tell someone was there as soon as I opened the barn door.  ‘Hello?’ My voice echoed in the rafters. ‘Hello?’ I waited for a moment, listening. Nothing. But I wasn’t alone. I didn’t need witchcraft to tell me that; someone was there – a living, breathing someone – and the knowledge made the hair on the back of my neck prickle.” Anna is alone now, Seth has gone, left her behind and nothing can bring him back. She still has her father but he…

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    Beyond – Graham McNamee

    “I remember dying. After I got injured my heart stopped and I flatlined.  I was done and gone. But I wasn’t alone. There was something waiting for me when I died. Something dark and cold tried to take my soul away.  When they brought me back to life I escaped from it. Left it behind.  But what if it came back with me, followed me home like a hungry stray?” Jane is no stranger to life threatening accident. She has almost died many times, she was even born dead. Everybody at school calls her and her best friend Lexi the Creep Sisters, but Lexi is the only one who understands…

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    The Blessed – Tonya Hurley

    “‘Agnes!’ Martha wailed, clutching the pale arm of her only daughter. ‘Is he really worth it? Worth this?’ Agnes’s blank eyes were fixed on her mother as she went in and out of consciousness. Her body was unloaded from the back of the ambulance like a raw meat delivery to the local butcher.” Agnes, Lucy and Cecila are three very different girls. But when they all find themselves in the Emergency Room on a saturday night things start to change. Each of the girls leave the ER to return to their normal lives but they each find themselves in possession of a bracelet, given to them during the night of…

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    A Witch in Love – Ruth Warburton

    “‘Merry Christmas,’ I said, and leant forward to kiss him. As our lips met I felt a small flurry of snowflakes swirl around our heads. ‘Damn.’ I pulled back, feeling my cheeks flush scarlet with a mixture of anger and embarrassment. The snow fell on Seth’s dark curls and melted on the restaurant table-top. None of the other diners had noticed and Seth only smiled his wide, devastating smile.” Anna is having trouble controlling her powers. Powers that she only recently accumulated, powers that can get her in serious trouble with the Ealdwitan, the head of the magical society. But they aren’t the only problems Anna has to face, she’s…

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    Graffiti Moon – Cath Crowley

    “I pedal fast. Down Rose Drive, where houses swim in pools of orange streetlight. Where people sit on verandas, hoping to catch a breeze. Let me make it in time. Please let me make it in time. Just arrived at the studio. Your graffiti guys Shadow and Poet are here, Al texted, and I took off across the night.” Lucy is art-obsessed, for most of her life art is all she can think about, except for the last two years art has had a rival in her thoughts. Shadow paints across the city, he’s a grafiti artist and no-one knows who he really is. And Lucy loves him. Her best…

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    A Witch in Winter – Ruth Warburton

    “The first thing that hit me was the smell – damp and bitter. It was the smell of a place long shut up, of mice, bird-droppings, and rot. ‘Welcome to Wicker House,’ Dad said, and flicked a switch. Nothing happened, and groaned. ‘Probably been disconnected. I’ll go and investigate. Here, have this.’ He pushed the torch at me. ‘ I’ll get another one from the car.’ Anna is used to living a privileged life. Her last school in London had 40 girls in lower sixth. Now she’s been forced to move to Winter following her dad’s redundancy. The school there is huge and mixed sex. Its a change all right,…

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    The Duff – Kody Keplinger

    “This was getting old. Once again, Casey and Jessica were making complete fools of themselves, shaking their asses like dancers in a rap video. But I guess guys eat that shit up, don’t they?” Bianca is a smart, sassy, sarcastic 17 year old. Her two best friends are drop dead gorgeous booby, leggy blondes but it doesn’t both her that she’s a short brunette with small boobs. Until Welsey Rush – the schools gorgeous preppy womanizer tells her that shes The DUFF of the group – The Designated, Ugly, Fat Friend. She appauled at him, she hated him before but that is just going too far. Storming away from him…