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    Aliens stink – Steve Cole

    “I sat frozen on the bed. Staring.  Three dark eyes stared back and winked at me in sequence.  There was a living creature in my holdall. It was like nothing on earth. It was ALIEN. ALIEN, I TELL YOU! But to be honest, I’m getting ahead of myself. We shouldn’t meet the alien until page 78.” Tim’s fathers work at the space station is very important, so important in fact that he can’t tell tim what it involves. That is until one day when the earths environment issues suddenly disappear and Tims father is the only one who sees an issue with it. When natural disasters strike and Tim’s fathers…

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    Circus of Thieves and the Raffle of Doom – William Sutcliffe & David Tazzyman

    “It started with a rumble and a clatter and a faint trembling of the air. At first, only the animals noticed. Fluffypants McBain, the tabby cat from the post office, moved one ear towards the noise, thought for a second, and having established that the sound did not indicate the arrival of food, went back to sleep. Magnificat, the far-too-pleased-with-himself Bengal from the pub, who had stolen all of Fluffypants’ territory except for half a windowsill, turned his head towards the unusual noise and immediately calculated that it was being made by a large group of humans travelling in unusually shaped vehicles.” Hannah’s summer holidays are the most boringest things ever, that is until one day when…

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    The Year of The Rat – Clare Furniss

    “The traffic light glows reed through the rainy windscreen, blurred, clear, blurred again, as the wipers swish to and fro. Below it, in front of us, is the hearse. I try not to look at it. My hands fidget as though they don’t belong to me, picking at a loose thread on my sleeve, stretching my skirt down so that it covers more of my legs. Why did I wear it? It’s way too short for a funeral.” Pearl has a new baby sister. However that sister – The Rat – is the reason Pearl no longer has a mum and Pearl isn’t sure if she’ll ever be able to…

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    Extract and Giveaway: Zom-B Mission by Darren Shan

    Today I am sharing with you the second extract of a chapter from Darren Shan’s Latest novel, Zom-B Mission. This is the 7th book in the Zom-B series and sounds creepy and awesome, just like his others! Go to THIS BLOG To read the first extract. You can also enter a giveaway draw to win a complete set of the Zom-B books by filling in the form below. Enjoy! Also, Darren Shan will be appearing at the Cambridge Literary Festival this weekend, on Saturday 5th April at 4pm. The festival runs from tomorrow, April 1st through to April 6th and the full programme can be found here. Tickets for the event…

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    Burning Bright – Sophie McKenzie

    “Emmi banged on the door of my changing cubicle.  ‘River,’ she yelled. ‘Come on.’ I gritted my teeth and opened the door. Emmi stood in front of me, her hands on her hips. Tall, dark and impatient, the string of her dark blue designer bikini were looped in artfully casual bows over her slim hips and tanned shoulder. Grace hovered beside her – all fragile and blonde – in a pretty, pink one-piece.” Its four months since River and Flynn got together, and its been amazing for River. However Flynn’s temper is not getting any better and when River finds out he has been getting into fights and people are…

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    Falling Fast – Sophie McKenzie

    “I stared out of the minibus window. It was raining and the pavements were a glistening grey. The houses and sky above were a softer, paler grey.  Grey. Dull. Boring. Like me. Like my life.  Maybe today would change everything.  Maybe” When River’s school is given the opportunity to take part in a local boys school’s production of Romeo and Juliet, she jumps at the chance to be part of it. She dreams of falling into a love like the one they shared and she thinks this might be her chance. When she mets Flynn, aka Romeo, she knows he isn’t her dream guy, but there’s something about him. Flynn…

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    Zom-B – Darren Shan

    “It was the darkest, most wretched hour of the night when the dead came back to life and spread like a plague of monstrous locusts through the village of Pallaskenry. The luckier victims were slaughtered in their sleep, their skulls ripped open, their brains devoured. The others suffered a far more terrible fate.” When the Zombies attack Ireland, the UK is on high alert. B and her family don’t know how to take it, but Ireland is miles away from London, they should be safe right? B’s father is a handful, a drunken, racist bully and he is getting worse, often taking his anger out on the rest of the…

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    The Perks of Being A Wallflower – Stephen Chbosky

    “August 25, 1991 Dear Friend, I am writing to you because she said you listen and understand and didn’t try to sleep with that person at that party even though you could have. Please don’t try to figure out who she is because then you might figure out who I am, and I really don’t want you to do that.” Charlie is a wallflower. Just about the start his first year of high school he is scared and knows he has no friends. He observes life rather than taking part in it. He is highly intelligent but very few people actually tell him that because he is so socially awkward…

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    Bookish News

    Hello All,Just a quick one this week as I have so much to do, I really need more hours in the day! I have trailers and a couple of bits of news for you all, wooop! *** Seraphina – Rachel Hartman OK, so I showed you a trailer for this a few weeks back, so I won’t show you that again, if you missed it though, please go here! For other news though, the author, Rachel Hartman, has released a prequel to Seraphina entitled Seraphina: The Audition! You can read it via Scribd by going to this link. *** The Forsaken – Lisa M Stasse This sounds really interesting but…

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    Someone Else’s Life – Katie Dale

    “’Are you turned on?’ Josh whispers, his breath tickling my ear in the dark. ‘Shh,’ I chide, my eyes glued to the screen as Patrick Swayze and Demi Moore sit at the potter’s wheel, their hands sliding over each other in the slippery clay. ‘It’s romantic.’ ‘And very suggestive…,’ he says, a delicious shiver thrilling down my spine at his touch in the dark – secret and sensual. Is this how it feels?” Rosie’s mother has just died. She had Huntington’s disease, a genetic disorder which can be carried onto children without your knowledge and isn’t discovered until later life. Rosie thought her mum dying was the end of the…