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    City of Bones – Cassandra Clare

    “‘You’ve got to be kidding me,’ The bouncer said, folding his arms across his massive chest. He stared down at the boy in the red zip-up jacket and shook his shaved head. ‘You can’t bring that thing in here.’  The fifty or so teenagers in line outside the Pandemonium Club leaned forward to eavesdrop. It was a long wait to get into the all-ages club, especially on a Sunday, and not much generally happened in line.” Clary Fray is seeing things that can’t be real. Demons and Vampires are popping up all over the Manhattan she knew and loved. When she notices a group following a boy through a club…

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    Sweet Venom – Tera Lynn Childs

    “Hydras have a distinctive odor. It’s somewhere between the acid tang of burning hair and a boat full of rotting fish. You can smell them from miles away.  Well, you can’t. But I can.  Some beasties smell mildly unpleasant; others could peel paint. Hydras definitely fall into the latter category.” Gretchen has been hunting beasts for four years, since her mentor Ursula found her in a disused warehouse after she ran away from her abusive home. Grace has just moved to San Francisco, following a scholarship to study at a high valued school. She’s already terrified enough when her first days at school go badly, but then she meets a…

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    The City’s Son (The Skyscraper Throne #1) – Tom Pollock

    “I’m hunting. The sun sits low over Battersea, its rays streaking the brickwork like warpaint as I pad through the railway tunnels. My prey can’t be far ahead now: there’s a bitter, burnt stench in the air, and every few yards I find another charred bundle that used to be a rat.” Beth Bradley is in trouble. Having been caught doing graffiti on her school she is expelled. Her father doesn’t bat an eyelid and sits reading in the armchair just as he has done for the past three years since her mother died. Leaving the house she decides the streets are a better place for her and her drawings.…