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July 18, 2014
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INSOMNIA

A chilling thriller about a boy who enters the dreams of the last person he made eye contact with and quickly discovers the danger of his insomnia after a string of unexplained events that all point to him. Darkness, obsession and mystery. Fab debut.

July 18, 2014
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5.0
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5.0
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5.0
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5.0
Young Adult Fiction
FIRE & FLOOD

My favourite kinds of books are ones that take you on an exciting ride through the story and leave you breathless by the end, and that’s what this is. It’s dangerous and fast and I was hooked after the first few pages. Tella and her family moved...

July 18, 2014
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5.0
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5.0
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5.0
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5.0
Young Adult Fiction
SPLINTERED

SPLINTERED is wonderfully unique, highly creative, and cleverly executed. The story isn’t a straight copy of Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland and uses it only as backup. Alyssa takes us to an entirely new place, full of dark and terrifying creatures. The writing is stunning and the imagination is incredible....

July 18, 2014
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5.0
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5.0
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5.0
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5.0
DOROTHY MUST DIE

Danielle Paige creates Dorothy’s unhappily ever after in this spectacularly dark retelling. To say I’m impressed is an understatement. Turning good and wicked on its head, the world of Oz is a wreck, and a power-mad Dorothy is to blame. The fairy tale turned nightmare that is Oz and its...

July 18, 2014
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5.0
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5.0
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5.0
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5.0
BETWEEN THE DEVIL AND THE DEEP BLUE SEA

BETWEEN THE DEVIL AND THE DEEP BLUE SEA is a dark and beautiful story set in a small town by the sea. Violet White and her twin brother Luke are left alone in their family mansion while their painter parents visit Europe. To make some money, Violet rents out the...

July 18, 2014
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5.0
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5.0
Characters 
 
5.0
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5.0
Young Adult Fiction
IN THE SHADOW OF BLACKBIRDS

IN THE SHADOW OF BLACKBIRDS is a rich YA historical novel. The story is engaging and transports you to a time of uncertainty, war, sickness and grief. Mary Shelley Black is charming and quirky, strong and courageous, and I liked her a lot. Her romance with Stephen is touching and...

July 18, 2014
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4.0
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4.0
Characters 
 
4.0
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4.0
THE OATHBREAKER'S SHADOW

THE OATHBREAKER’S SHADOW is an exciting YA fantasy adventure set in a vivid and fascinating world. I loved the magic in this novel - the knots and the shadows in particular. In Raim’s world, to make a promise to someone is taken very seriously. So much so...

July 18, 2014
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5.0
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5.0
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5.0
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5.0
STOLEN SONGBIRD

THIS BOOK! STOLEN SONGBIRD is a truly magnificent story of magic, politics, love, and deception. Cécile is taken from the life she knows and thrown into an entirely new one when she is sold as a bride to Tristan, the troll prince of Trollus. Stuck in...

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