As I often am, I’m a little late to this reading party. It was in some boxes of books I was given from a deceased estate, although I suspect the person giving them to me had emptied their house of books as well and this one came from their children. ...

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Here we go, for some reason you lot have been hanging out for this rant from me. I have to get this out of my system before I do my quiz for uni. If you’re a fan you might want to leave right now…you have been warned. I now understand why ...

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Saving Francesca by Melina Marchetta Starting a new school is really hard, I’ve started a new school and it was a big challenge, admittedly I was a little older than Francesca and I didn’t have her more major challenges of going from an all girls school to a boys school just starting ...

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Divergent by Veronica Roth Divergent is the story of Tris, born into Abnegation she has to make a decision to either stay or to join another faction at the age of 16. This is normal and happens to everyone. Under testing it turns out she’s Divergent with talents and skills most people ...

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Lies by Michael Grant This is the third book in the Gone series, I will finally get through them all. In Lies we find out what happened to Brittany, the girl who can’t die, and we find out more details of how hard it is to impose laws. As with the other books ...

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Today we’re discussing novel trends. Things that seem to happen when one book/series becomes famous and other books/series seem to follow in their footsteps. Fifty Shades of Grey appeared to spark a trend of bondage/erotica but I suspect many of those authors were already writing and these books just jumped into ...

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How I Live Now by Meg Rosoff Daisy is sent to England from New York to live with her cousins for a perfect summer. There are four of them: Osbert, Isaac, Edmond and Piper. Three boys and a girl. And two dogs and a goat. Daisy has never met anyone ...

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The Adoration of Jenna Fox by Mary E Pearson Jenna Fox wakes from a coma following a devastating accident, her memory a blank. One day she can’t walk; the next she can. One day her right eyelid droops; the next it doesn’t. Her parents call her recovery a miracle – ...

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  This is part of my loot from Tez, you should read her blog as well. We have similar views on reading but hers are expressed more eloquently. It’s a Harlequin Teen book but I was assured before I picked it up that it’s not romance and Tez was mostly ...

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This is the first in a series of books where all of a sudden there is no-one over the age of 15, it seems to be the magical number and as soon as you turn 15 you ‘wink out’ and go somewhere else.  It’s an interesting book in that it ...

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First came the Tomorrow series, followed by The Ellie Chronicles. This book is the third volume in The Ellie Chronicles. I managed to pick up Incurable and Circle of Flight at the same time and thought I’d picked up the earlier book of the two, unfortunately I managed to get ...

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Imagine a school set up like a computer game. You make the decisions, you control the action, you play the game. If your profile is right, you’ll get branded by one of the sponsors. Then you’re celebrity cool. And that’s what everyone wants, isn’t it? Katey, aka Kid, is not ...

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Squid Ink - The Ragwitch Squid Ink is reading Australian authors at the moment and the first in this series is The Ragwitch by Garth Nix. It’s young adult horror/fantasy. It is told from two different points of view, Julia and her brother Paul. They both end up in another ...

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John Marsden was a secondary school teacher before he started writing books and it shows with his writing. He has a knack for getting insider a teenager’s head and explaining how they’re feeling using their language. Let me tell you a bit about this book. Seven teenagers go away to ...

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