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    Alcatraz Versus the Evil Librarians (Alcatraz #1) – Brandon Sanderson

    “I am not a good person. Oh, I know what the stories say about me. They call me Oculator Dramatus, Hero, Saviour of the Twelve Kingdoms… Those, however, are just rumours. Some are exaggerations; many are outright lies. The truth is far less impressive. When Mr. Bagsworth first came to me, suggesting that I write my autobiography, I was hesitant. However, I soon realised that this was the perfect opportunity to explain myself to the public.”   n to next. Alcatraz Smedry doesn’t seem destined for anything other than destruction, and he certainly has no reason to believe that getting kicked out of his latest foster home the day after his…

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    Read Me Like A Book – Liz Kessler

    “Where’s your best friend when you need her?  I mean, seriously.  It’s Saturday night and here I am in Luke’s front room with his sister, Zoe, and a bunch of his mates, listening to a rock band blaring about how we’re all going to die, and watching a couple of lads do something that I think is intended to be dancing but looks more like they’re being slowly electrocuted.  Oh, and did I mention? It’s my birthday.”  Ash’s 17th year is meant to be full of fun and laughter before she has to think about what the future holds and what to do with her life. But nothing is ever…

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    The Map to Everywhere – Carrie Ryan and John Parke Davis

    “Hard to remember, difficult to notice. And not just like ‘doesn’t stand out in a crowd,’ like serios ‘its magic’-type stuff. The boy just slips out of the mind when not in front of you. Forgot why I was writing this report three times already- have to have the boy here right now just so I can finish this blixin’ thing without wandering away again. Origin of affliction: unknown.” Fin has always blended in and never been remembered. Having ran out on the orphanage when he was seven. He’s spent the years learning the tricks of the thief trade, and has become a Master Thief, an easy enough job for…

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    Golden Boy – Abigail Tarttelin

    “‘Daniel’ My brother gets all As at school, and is generally always nice to everybody. He is on the county football team that trains and plays at his high school, and they rotate captain between the three best players, which is him and his best friends, so for one month out of every three, he is captain of the team. People like him because he is fair and alway calls out the names of the other players to support them and claps when they win, plus if they won because of someone else’s goal, he will always make sure that that person holds the trophy in the picture for the…

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    The Ghosts of Heaven – Marcus Sedgwick

    The spiral has existed as long as time has existed.   It’s there when a girl walks through the forest, the moist green air clinging to her skin. There centuries later in a pleasant greendale, hiding the treacherous waters of Golden Beck that take Anna, who they call a witch. There on the other side of the world as a mad poet watches the waves and knows the horrors the hide, and far into the future as Keir Bowman realises his destiny.   Each takes their next step in life. None will ever go back to the same place. And so, their journeys begin… *** Let me start this review…

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    Eleanor & Park – Rainbow Rowell

    “He’d stopped trying to bring her back.  She only came back when she felt like it, in dreams and lies and broken-down deja vu. Like, he’d be driving to work, and he’d see a girl with red hair standing on the corner – and he’d swear, for half a choking moment, that it was her.  Then he’d see that the girl’s hair was more blond than red.  And that she was holding a cigarette… And wearing a Sex Pistols T-Shirt. Eleanor hated the Sex Pistols.” Eleanor knew she was done for the moment she stepped on the bus. She knew she’d be target practice for the vultures. New in town…

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    Letterbox Love (#81)

    Letterbox Love is a weekly feature that is hosted by Lynsey at Narratively Speaking and is a way for us to share the books that come through our letterbox, galleys and e-books (through our electronic letterbox) and any other bookish goodies that we want to tell you about. Two weeks worth of fantastic books, even Tony the T-rex is excited!  For Review:  The Apple Tart of Hope – Sarah Moore Fitzgerald  I’m not going to lie, I have no idea what this one is about but with a title like that, comparisons to Annabel Pitcher and Siobhan Dowd and fantastic things said about this authors first book, I want to read it…

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    Hold On – Alan Gibbons

    “I know what I have to do. Now I’m home I mean to get justice for John. I just need to work out how to do it, how to make his killers pay. It may come as something of a surprise, but this is no whodunit, I know exactly who’s to blame for his death. I know their names. I know where to find them.” Annie and John knew each other before Annie moved to Canada for a year, not very well, but they each knew who the other was. So when chance puts their families in Florida at the same time and the two families bond its no wonder…

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    The Masque of the Red Death – Bethany Griffin

    “The charcoal sky spits cold rain as we rumble to a stop at a crossroad. A black cart blocks the road, and even in an armored carriage we know better than to force our way past.  Burly men stagger to the cart, carry something between them. Someone. One of the men stumbles, and the body wobbles in a horrifying way.” There’s a plague in Araby’s city. A plague that is deadly, that can kill anyone, that has killed many. The only protection offered are the masks that Araby’s father designed, but only the rich can afford them. Araby has already lost her twin brother, and she lives in fear of…

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    Soul Fire – Kate Harrison

    ***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 Soul Beach series so therefore may contain spoilers for book 1.*** “Another Death is coming, I can feel it.  Maybe I gained a sixth sense when I decided I would be the last person to hold Meggie Forster. The last person to touch her skin. The last to brush her hair.  It wasn’t murder. I was protecting her from the others, the ones who wanted to exploit her face, her name, her soul.” Ever since Alice’s sister Meggie was murdered, she has been spending…