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    The Oathbreaker’s Shadow – Amy McCulloch

    “Raim sat in the crook of an old, cracked tree, one leg dangling in the breeze, his head leaning back against the trunk. Long, needle-like leaves shaded him from the oppressive hear and hid him from the view of his grandfather, in case he was looking to assign Raim yet another chore. He just wanted a moment to himself. From his vantage point he could see his clan’s settlement of yurts, dome-like tents that made up his home, and watched as smoke lifted lazily out of the circular holes in the centre of the roofs.” Raim and his family live within the Moloti tribe. Everyone in their world have a…

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    Mystic City – Theo Lawrence

    “The party has begun without me.  Slowly, I descend the main staircase of our apartment, which curves dramatically into the reception lounge, currently packed with important guests. Tall ceramic vases line the room, overflowing with roses of every variety: white albas from Africa, pink centifolias from the Netherlands, pale yellow tea roses from China, and roses altered with mystic dye right here in Manhattan to produce colors so electric they hardly seem real.” Aria Rose hardly seems to know where she is at the minute. Having suffered an overdose of Stic, a drug made from mystic energy which gives nonmsytic people a buzz, she has lost some of her memory.…

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    The Paladin Prophecy – Mark Frost

    “I couldn’t see his face.  He was running Lang a mountain trail. Running desperately. Pursued by black grasping shadows that were little more than holes in the air, but there was no mistaking their intention. The boy was in unspeakable danger and he needed my help.” Will West is used to moving around, his parents rarely stayed anywhere very long. He was enjoying life in Oaji Southern California but knew that it was only a matter of time before they moved on, he just didn’t know if would be as soon as this. Will’s dad had been teaching him rules to live by all his life and now was the…

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    Crusher – Niall Leonard

    “It was a bit early for someone to be banging on the front door. I hurried down the stairs, hair still dripping from the shower, and turned the latch. ‘Sorry, son, locked myself out,’ said Dad, shivering as he stepped in. He’d been out in his slippers, I noticed. I wondered why, until I saw the TV trade mag folded in his hand, and my heart sank.” Finns father was an out of work actor, trying to write his first screenplay, they had their differences and struggled for money but they were still close. Until Finn comes home from work to find his father at the dining table, murdered. Finn…

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    Book trailers!!

    Hello, happy Saturday folks! Just a quick post today to share two trailers with you! The first up is for a book I cannot wait to get my hands on and the second is for a book thats sat on my TBR pile begging me to pick it up already, which I just might have to do soon!!  *** Frostfire – Zoe Marriott Frost is cursed – possessed by a wolf demon that brings death everywhere she goes. Desperate to find a cure, she flees her home, only to be captured by the Ruan Hill Guard. Trapped until she can prove she is not an enemy, Frost grows increasingly close…

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    Boys Don’t Cry – Malorie Blackman

    “Good luck today. hope you get what you want and need. 🙂 Phone in hand, I smiled at the text my girl Colette had sent me. My smile didn’t last long though. I was too wound up. Thursday. A level results day! I must admit, I didn’t expect to be quite so nervous. I knew for certain I’d done well. what I mean is, I almost knew for certain.”  Its A level results day and Dante is terrified. He has the next ten years planned out and most of that rests on those four results. Every sound he hears outside makes him jump, hoping it’s the postman delivering the letters.…

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    The Vampire Hunters – Pete Johnson

    “Hi. I’m Marcus, and if you’re reading this now, then I’m in massive trouble.  This is a top-secret blog, which if it got into the wrong hands could cause terrible damage. And by the wrong hands, I mean every single human being. Yes, even you.” After the bombshell landed on Marcus’ 13h birthday that he was a half-vampire everything changed. Marcus went through the first phase of transition from human to half-vampire and things hardly went smoothly. Now he’s over that though most things can go back to normal. Except they can’t. Marcus’ friend Tallulah had to have her memory wiped of an incident involving Marcus and a full blown…

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    Dying to Know You – Aidan Chambers

    “‘Could I talk to you?’ ‘Why?’ ‘You’re a writer?’ ‘And?’  ‘I need your help’ ‘You see the sign on the door?’ ‘Yes’ ‘What does it say?’ ‘No visitors without appointment.’” Karl is quiet, shy but stubborn. He is in love with cleaver, gorgeous Fiorella and she wants him to prove it. She has asked him to write the answers for a series of questions. However Karl is dyslexic, he has trouble structuring sentences and spelling out his feelings, but he hasn’t told her; worried that she will not love him if she thinks he’s stupid. So Karl enlists the help of a local author, a local author who Fiorella adores…

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    The Vampire Blog – Pete Johnson

    “Saturday 30 September – 7:15pm Three things you never want to hear your parents say: ‘Let’s talk about the facts of life.’ ‘We’re going to start dancing now.’ ‘Soon, a white fang will appear in your mouth.’ My parents have just told me the last one. Then they went on to tell me…. Well, you just wait.” Marcus has just found out he’s a half-vampire, just like his parents – though he only just found out they are too. He doesn’t know how to handle it and like everything else in life he tries to make a joke out of it. Until weird things start happening to him. His breath…

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    Fallen – Lauren Kate

    “Around midnight, her eyes at last took shape. The look in them was feline, half determined and half tentative – all trouble. Yes, they were just right, those eyes. Rising up to her fine, elegant brow, inches from the dark cascade of hair.” Luce was so far out of her comfort range in was unreal. Her parents having just dropped her off at Sword and Cross reform school and this was unlike any other school she’d ever seen. With high security fencing, a no mobile phone policy and CCTV everywhere you look Luce knew this wasn’t just a school – it was a prison. However since her boyfriend mysteriously died…