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    The Goblin’s Gift – Conrad Mason

    “It’s not the pain that he enjoys.  It’s the fear. He straightens his glasses with a thumb and forefinger and inspects the creature squirming on the desk before him. It is pinned to a wooden blocks, wings pierced with Azurmouth steel so that it cannot escape from the darkened cabin.  A female fairy. Daemonium volans. Deamonspawn.” Joseph, a half-goblin ex tavern boy, has recently joined The Demon’s Watch. He and his fellow watchmen protect Port Fayt, a town where humans, goblins, fairies and other beings live alongside one another quite happily. Until The League of Light threaten the townsfolk and and sends an armada to wipe it off the map.…

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    Bookish and Bloggish News (#29)

    Bookish and Bloggish news is my weekly wrap up of the news around the YA industry and my blog this week. This includes cover reveals, new book announcements, new author sign ups, book trailers, blog tours and more. I hope you enjoy! Cover Reveal: Darren Shan – Zom-B Angels (Zom-B #4) I loved the first book in this series, Zom-B, and am planning on reading the second and third very soon.  Zom-B Angels is the fourth and will be published on June 20th 2013! I’m not sharing the blurb with you becuase I don’t want to read it in case it contains spoilers for the other books in the series…

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    Time Between Us – Tamara Ireland Stone

    “October 2011 Even from this distance I can see how young he looks. Younger than the first time I saw him. He and his friends have been skating around Lafayette Park for the last couple of hours, and now they ‘re sprawled across the grass, downing Gatorades and passing around a bag of Doritos. ‘Excuse me.’ Eight sixteen-year-old heads spin in my direction, looking confused, then curious.  ‘Are you Bennett?’ I ask and wait for him to nod, even though I’m sure it’s him.” Chicago 1995 – Anna, sixteen, meets the new boy at school, at first things are a little strange but once he saves her from the hands…

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    Dodger – Terry Pratchett

    “The rain poured down on London so hard that it seemed that it was dancing spray, every raindrop contending with its fellow for supremacy in the air and waiting to splash down. It was a deluge. The drains and sewers were overflowing, throwing up – regurgitating, as it were – the debris of muck, slime and filth, the dead dogs, the dead rats, cats and worse; bringing back up to the world of men all those things they thought they hard left behind them”  On a cold wet stormy night Dodger comes to the rescue of a young lady in trouble. A tosher by trade he’s used to keeping to…

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    Falling to Ash – Karen Mahoney

    “He raises his head and she looks into the eyes of a predator. So dazzling… She almost has to look away from the blaze. They seem to drip silver – like liquid mercury escaping from a broken thermometer.  But even though she is transfixed by the terrible beauty of his eyes, its his teeth that suddenly draw her fascinated gaze. Teeth that have extended inhumanly, the canines sharp and dog-like as he bares them and growls.” Marie O’Neal used have life, a family, friends. But that all changed when she met Theo, her maker. Now Marie now longer existed… She was Moth, a new fully fledged vampire, and one that…

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    Knife Edge – Malorie Blackman

    ***Knife Edge is the second in the Noughts and Crosses series. Please note that this review will contain  unavoidable spoilers for Noughts and Crosses, the first book. ***“‘Oh come on, Jude. My feet are killing me,’ Morgan moaned. ‘Tough!’ I said from one of the two single beds in our hotel room. ‘And keep watching out the window. We don’t want any surprises.’ ‘I’ve been watching the traffic for the last three hours.’ ‘And you’ve got an hour to go, shut up complaining.’ I ordered. He was getting on my nerves and no mistake.” Jude and Morgan have been in hiding since the kidnapping of Sephy Hadley, the kidnapping that…

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    Noughts & Crosses – Malorie Blackman

    “‘Honestly, Mrs Hadley,’ said Maggie McGregor, wiping her eyes. ‘That sense of humour of yours will be the death of me yet!’ Jasmine Hadley allowed herself a rare giggle. ‘The things I tell you, Meggie. It’s lucky we’re such good friends!’  Meggie’s smile wavered only slightly. She looked out across the vast lawn at Callum and Sephy. Her son and her employer’s daughter. They were good friends playing together. Real good friends. No barriers. No boundaries. Not yet anyway. Callum and Sephy had grown up together, known one another for years. Until Callum’s mum got fired from her housemaid job at the Hadley household. But that didn’t stop them from…