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    The Forest of Ghosts and Bones – Lisa Lueddecke

    The Eve of Saints approaches and the poison rain which shrouds Castle Marcosza strains at its boundaries. When Beata’s brother is taken by the rain, Beata and her friend Benedek must make a perilous journey of discovery to uncover the root of her secret – why she is the only person who can walk through the rain unscathed. But Beata is soon caught up in a game of cat-and-mouse with mysterious Liljana, a girl with hidden powers of her own. And with magic outlawed in Marcosza, can the pair find a way to work together to harness their forbidden ability and unleash its full potential? Or will they find themselves…

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    Shiver – Maggie Stiefvater

    “I remember lying in the snow, a small red spot of warm going cold, surrounded by wolves. They were licking me, biting me, worrying at my body, pressing in. Their huddled bodies blocked what little heat the sun offered. Ice glistened on their ruffs and their breath made opaque shapes that hung in the air around us.” Grace has always been fascinated by the wolves that live in Boundary Wood. Even though she was attacked as a child she wasn’t afraid of them and sought comfort in knowing they were there every winter. However when a boy from Grace’s school is attacked and killed by the wolves the town of…

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    Sean Griswold’s Head – Lindsey Leavitt

    Nothing creates a buzz like an Executive Deluxe day planner. Nt that I have much experience with buzzes, especially of the chemical variety, but my brother did double-dose me on NyQuil once when I was eleven. That thirty or so minutes of faint inebriation had nothing on this feeling. Pure, organised bliss. Payton has always had good grades and has always planned everything down to its last possible outcome. She has to be organised has to know what is coming. So when she finds out her father is ill and she’s been kept in the dark for six months she freaks out. Things aren’t being carried out with the organised…