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    Ink (The Paper Gods #1) – Amanda Sun

    “I made it halfway across the courtyard before I realised I was still wearing my school slippers. No lie. I had to turn around and slink all the back to the genkan, the stifled laughs from my classmates trailing me as I mustered what slippered dignity I could. God, way to scream foreigner. You’d think after a couple of weeks I’d have the routine down, but no.” Katie has been thrust into japanese culture head first, until a few weeks ago she didn’t know anything about the culture, didn’t know any of the language, hadn’t set foot on Japanese soil. But since her mothers death she has been in the…

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    Sweet Venom – Tera Lynn Childs

    “Hydras have a distinctive odor. It’s somewhere between the acid tang of burning hair and a boat full of rotting fish. You can smell them from miles away.  Well, you can’t. But I can.  Some beasties smell mildly unpleasant; others could peel paint. Hydras definitely fall into the latter category.” Gretchen has been hunting beasts for four years, since her mentor Ursula found her in a disused warehouse after she ran away from her abusive home. Grace has just moved to San Francisco, following a scholarship to study at a high valued school. She’s already terrified enough when her first days at school go badly, but then she meets a…