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    Cross My Heart and Hope To Spy – Ally Carter

    ***Whilst I have taken great care not to spoil any of the story in this review please take note that this is book 2 of the Gallagher Girls series so therefore may contain a few spoilers for book 1.*** “’Just be yourself,’ my mother said, as if that were easy. Which it isn’t. Ever. Especially not when you’re fifteen and don’t know what language you’re going to have to speak at lunch, or what name you’ll have to use next time you do a ‘project’ for extra credit marks. Not when your nickname is ‘the Chameleon.’ Not when you go to a school for spies.” Cammie has just gone through…

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    Emma Hearts LA book launch

    A very blurry table with Keris’ awesome books, biscuits, cakes and Reese’s Pieces. On Thursday 7th June I was so happy to attend the book launch party for Emma Hearts LA by Keris Stainton. Any reader to the blog will know how much I love this book, I was lucky enough to get hold of a copy before it was even printed and now I have a shiny finished copy to add to my collection! It was a really great night with lots of mingling and bookish discussion between myself, Laura AKA Sister Spooky, Bungle from Midnight Reads, Tanya Byrne, Tom and Laura Clempson, Steffi, Nikki, Kelly and others! Keris was busy…

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    Emma Hearts LA Blog Tour: Keris Eats LA by Keris Stainton

    When I sent the first draft of Emma Hearts LA to my editor, one of her comments was “Emma and her sister eat a lot of burgers…” I hadn’t noticed. But they totally did. As did I on my research trip to LA. And not just burgers – all the food was fabulous and it’s definitely made its way into the book.  One of the main characters, Oscar, works at a noodle bar called Wok the Boat. I got the idea when I bought myself Pad Thai at a noodle bar called Wok & Go in Liverpool. Our local Chinese takeaway is called Wok Star and once I started thinking…

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    Emma Hearts LA – Keris Stainton

    It’s not enough that Emma’s best friend moved to New York a year ago, or that her parents split up a few months back, now her life has to change dramatically again because her mums got a new job – in LA. Emma’s not thrilled about moving to practically the other side of the world but what else can she do? Stay with the Dad she’s mad at? That’s not happening!  So off they go, for a new life, Emma’s mum settles in great, loving work and getting her life back on track, Emma’s sister gets a meeting with a casting agent and starts auditions for the glamorous world of…

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    Bookish and Bloggish News #6

    Harro!! Hows everyone doing on this lovely (questionable as I’ve not looked out the window out!) Saturday morning!? This week Ive got a couple of bits and bobs that I want to share with you regarding new books that are going to be hitting our shelves in the second half of the year!  *** Emma <3’s LA – Keris Station The awesome Keris posted a sneak peak of her new book on her blog a couple of days ago. I have had the pleasure of already reading the book and it is absolutely fantastic. If you love contemporary teen fiction then please go and check out the first chapter here.…

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    I’d Tell You I Love You, But then I’d Have to Kill You – Ally Carter

    “I suppose a lot of teenage girls feel invisible sometimes like they just disappear. Well, that’s just me – Cammie the Chameleon. But I’m luckier than most because, at my school, that’s considered cool. I go to a school for spies.” Cammie is a sophomore at the special Gallagher Academy for Exceptional Young Women. This translates to her being a a spy in training… or in other words, a Gallagher Girl. Nicknamed the Chameleon because of her impeccable skills at going unnoticed on missions, she’s not shocked when her two friends are seen but she’s not during a practical operation for her class; or at least shes not seen by…