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    Marly’s Ghost – David Levithan

    “Marly was dead, to begin with. There was no doubt whatsoever about that. I had been there. When she went off the treatments, she decided she wanted to die at home, and she wanted me to be there with her family. So I sat, and I waited, and I was destroyed.”  Its been four months since Ben’s girlfriend Marly died. Four long, hard months filled with grief, sadness and loneliness. He cannot get her off his mind and has retreated from his friends. With Valentine’s Day approaching Ben feels more alone and miserable than ever, and he isn’t afraid to share that misery. He is ignoring his friends, telling a…

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    Splintered – AG Howard

    “I’ve been collecting bugs since I was ten; its the only way I can stop their whispers. Sticking a pin through the gut of an insect shuts it up pretty quick.  Some of my victims line the walls in shadow boxes, while others get sorted into mason jars and placed on a bookshelf for later use. Crickets, beetles, spiders… bees and butterflies. I’m not picky. Once they get chatty they’re fair game.” Alyssa Gardner can hear plants and insects. She can hear the things they are trying to say. It is a gift, or a curse, that has been passed through the women of her mothers family for years, ever…

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    Tinder – Sally Gardner & Illustrated by David Roberts

    “Once in a time of war, when I was a soldier in the Imperial Army, I saw Death walking. He wore upon his skull a withered crown of white bone twisted with green hawthorn. His skeleton was shrouded with a tattered clock of gold and in his wake stood the ghosts of my comrades newly plucked. half-lived, from life. Many I knew by name.” When Otto defies death on the battlefield and is separated from the amry he was forced into he thinks his dangers are over. However lost in the forests of land unknown he can sense the presence of a beast others seem not to be able to,…

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    Fathomless – Jackson Pearce

    “There are lights at the surface.  Lights so unlike the sun, that can’t reach down into the depths of the ocean. Lights we can see only when we look outside the water. She turned the thought over and over in her mind, imagining the lights as best she could until she had to ask her sisters for help again. ‘What about the carnival? Are the lights on the rides? What are the rides?’ she asked one of the oldest, who just turned away – that sister rarely spoke any more” Celia is a harborer of memories. She can see into a persons past just by simple touching the. For her…

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    Scarlet (The Lunar Chronicles #2) – Marissa Meyer

    ***Please note that this review is for the second book in the Lunar Chronicles series. Therefore it may contain spoilers for the first, Cinder*** “Scarlet was descending toward the alley behind the  Rieux Tavern when her portscreen chimed from the passenger seat, followed by an automated voice: ‘Comm received for mademoiselle Scarlet Benoit from the Toulouse Law Enforcement Department of Missing Persons.’ Heart jumping, she swerved just in time to keep the ship’s starboard side form skidding against the stone wall, and threw down the brakes before reaching a complete stop. Scarlet killed the engine, already grabbing the discarded portscreen. Its pale blue light glinted off the cockpit’s controls.”  Scarlet’s…

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    CJ Skuse’s Dead Romantic Blog Tour: Deleted scene from the second draft

    Today I have a special present for you, my dear readers.  To celebrate the release of Dead Romantic by CJ Skuse, the wonderful CJ has allowed me to share with you guys a deleted scene from the book.  If you haven’t taken a chance to buy Dead Romantic yet, you really should. My review can be read here and more about CJ and Dead Romantic can be found on the Chicken House website.The next stop on the tour will be available tomorrow at Lynsey’s blog, Narratively Speaking!  This scene is taken from the second draft of the book. According to CJ, at this point in the writing process the girls are attending a private…

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    Cinder – Marissa Meyer

    “The screw through Cinder’s ankle had rusted, the engraved cross marks worn to a mangled circle. Her knuckles ached from forcing the screwdriver into the joint as she struggled to loosen the screw one gritting twist after another.” Humans and cyborgs live together in the crowded city streets of new Beijing. A deadly plague is making its way around the population and while all this is going on the Lunar people are looking down on Earth, plotting. Cinder is the lowest of the low, she is a cyborg and that means she is way down in the pecking order and whats worse is her legal guardian hates her. Since her…