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    Geektastic: Stories from the Nerd Herd – Holly Black and Cecil Castellucci

    In this fantastic collection of stories Holly Black and Cecil Castellucci have collaborated with other YA authors such as John Green, Libba Bray, David Levithan, Garth Nix and others, to help celebrate all things geeky. From a Jedi/Klingon love affair to a Quiet Knight who comes across his fair lady in the strangest of circumstances, from a class joke on the geeky guys to a star gazing marathon, all these stories will settle in your heart and make you appreciate live for how you are living it.  *** I really, really enjoyed a lot of these stories. I wasn’t sure after the very first one that I would as it…

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    The Diviners – Libba Bray

    “In a town house at a fashionable address on Manhattan’s Upper East Side, every lamp blazes. There’s a party going on – the last of the summer. Out on the terrace overlooking Manhattan’s incandescent skyline, the orchestra takes amuck-needed break. It’s ten thirty. The party has been on since eight o’clock, and already the guests are bored. Fashionable debutantes in pastel chiffon party dresses wilt into leather chairs like frosted petite fours melting under the July sun.” The story beginnings at a party in danger of being likened to a church social, sprucing things up a bit the hostess helps herself to an ancient Ouija Board. This tantalises the guests…