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    Out of Sight, Out of Time – Ally Carter

    “‘Where am I?’ I heard the words, but I wasn’t sure I’d said them. The voice was rough, too coarse to be mine. It was as if there were a stranger in my skin, lying in the dark, saying, ‘Who’s there?’ ‘So it’s English is it?’  As soon as the young woman moved to stand at the end of the bed, I could see that she was beautiful. She had an Irish accent and strawberry blonde hair in a shade that could never be anything but natural.”  When Cammie wakes up in a strange room, surrounded by strangers, she has no clue how she got there. Things soon get even…

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    Treason (Secrets & Spies #1) – Jo Macauley

    “In the eerie half-light before dawn, the ship drifted through the autumn mist like a restless ghost. John and Will caught their first glimpse of it as they rowed their little boat through the vapoury grey swirls. The brooding turrets of the Tower of London rose out of the haze on their left.” The year is 1664, 60 years since the gunpowder plot was foiled, there has been a return to justice with King Charles II returning to England to rule. Yet not everyone is happy, there are people who need watching on the streets of London and girls like Beth, a 14 year old actress, are perfect to do the watching. No one…

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    Only the Good Spy Young – Ally Carter

    *** Please Note that this book is the fourth in the Gallagher Girls series and whilst I have taken every care not to include spoilers, there may be some present for the first three books. *** “‘Targets acquired, ten o’clock.’ My best friend’s voice was as cool as the wind as it blew off the thames. Her resolve was as solid as the Tower of London’s ancient stone walls that stood twenty feet away. I could see the night getting darker – the lights grow brighter – and my best friend’s confidence was almost contagious. Almost.” Cammie Morgan is prepared for many scary situations, and the people who have taught…

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    Fangs – Vampire Spy Operation: Golden Bum – Tommy Donbavand

    “Special Agent Fangs Enigma – the world’s greatest vampire spy – adjusted his sunglasses and calmly spun the wheel of the jet-black speedboat, sending plumes of spray over the children playing on the riverbank. They watched in awe as the boat roared off in pursuit of a larger, green-coloured vessel.” Special Agents Fangs and Puppy are on a mission, there have been a spate of robberies connected to the mysterious wizard, The Great Disgusto, and they must find him and catch him before any more happen. Unfortunately though, the Great Disgusto is good at hiding and has a secret weapon that none of them expect. Can they manage to acquire…

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    Boy Nobody – Allen Zadoff

    “I pick up a baseball bat. It’s a thirty-two-ounce Rawlings composite. I feel the weight in my hands. The balance is slightly off from a dent on the tip.  I grasp the bat on either end and stretch out in the parking lot after the game. Natick vs. Wellesley. My Natick teammates are all around me, high school jocks doing what they do after a win. Celebrating. Big-time.” Boy Nobody is exactly that: nobody. He is an assassin and he is there to do a job. But when he is assigned to kill the mayor of New York by way of the Mayor’s Daughter, things change. He becomes somebody, he…

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    Don’t Judge a Girl by her Cover – Ally Carter

    *** Please Note that this book is the third in the Gallagher Girls series and whilst I have taken every care not to include spoilers, there may be some present for the first two books. ***“‘We’re moving.’ The man beside me spoke into the microphone in his sleeve, and I knew the words weren’t for me.  The August air was hot and thick with the smell of sea salt and bus exhaust. The roads were packed for miles, and everywhere I looked I saw shades of red, white and blue. Everywhere I turned, I felt the eyes of trained professionals staring, seeing, recording every word, analysing every glance within a…