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    Soul Shadows – Alex Woolf

    “Estelle Grant stood at the white picket gate of the cottage and stared out across the meadow. The late afternoon light lay on the warm, summer air like pale wine – heady and sweet. A breeze ruffled the green expanse. She wanted to run through it, feel the silken grass and buttercups against her feet.” Estelle has been sent away to face her fears. Four years after she was locked in an attic by her mother, her doctor believes its best to spend time out in the open but completely alone. The first day goes well but then Estelle starts hearing things and seeing strange shapes out in the meadow.…

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    Doll Bones – Holly Black

    “Poppy set down one of the mermaid dolls close to the stretch of asphalt road that represented the Blackest Sea. They were old – bought from Goodwill – with big shiny heads, different coloured tails, and frizzy hair.  Zachary Barlow could almost imagine their fins lashing back and forth as they waited for the boat to get closer, their silly plastic smiles hiding their lethal intentions.” Poppy, Zachary and Alice have been playing together for years, playing with the dolls their parents have bought them and loving them as if they were real people. But as they get older things are changing, they are changing and when Zach decides he…

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    The Dead of Winter – Chris Priestley

    “My name is Michael: Michael Vyner. I’m going to tell you something of my life and of the strange events that have brought me to where I now sit, pen in hand, my heartbeat hastening at their recollection.  I hope that in the writing down of these things I will grow to understand my own story a little better and perhaps bring some comforting light to the still-dark, whispering recesses of my memory.” Following the death of his mother, Michael is taken in by the man his father died saving. Sir Stephen is not the man Michael was expecting him to be and in the depth of the English Countryside…