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    The Bone Dragon – Alexia Casale

    “I rise up, towards the surface.  Through velvet blue into grey dimness. Up towards the light.  And sound starts to penetrate now. Low echoes vibrating through the water.  But I’m not ready to leave yet. I’m safe here, floating in the shadows. The pain is distant, belonging to the light and the warmth and the air.” Evie is broken. Her ribs have caused her so much pain over the last few years and she now has the chance to breathe freely again, yet she will always be broken. Wrapped up in a cover up told to school mates she cannot turn to her friends to talk about the fact part…

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    Wayland – Tony Mitton and John Lawrence

    “Out of the lands in the chill, far north come legends from long ago.  This is the story of Wayland Smith, the strangest of all I know. For out of the dark spring stories  to banish both drear and cold.  So gather you near, come, listen and hear,  where the fire burns red and gold.” The re-imagining of the legend of Wayland Smith, the legend that travelled with the vikings of long ago, is brought to live by fantastic imagery and wonderful prose. It is a story of greed, love and revenge and will stay with you for long after you have read it.  *** I absolutely loved this book.…

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    Undone – Cat Clarke

    “The boy next door. Its a terrible cliche, isnt it? The one you eventually realise is The One after having your heart pulverised by an assortment of bad boys. We’ve all been there. Things were a little different for her though. She realised he was The One before she’d even met any bad boy, let alone had her heart pulverised bt one. And in her case The One happened to be very much gay. That pretty much blows the cliche out of the water, don’t you think? When Jem first caught sight of Kai he was lying on his back watching the sky. They were eight years old and from…