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Review: The Necromancer’s Apprentice by Icy Sedgwick

About the book: Though Jyximus Faire lives in a crumbling tenement in the Underground City, he escapes the squalor daily to attend lessons in magic and sorcery at the prestigious Academy in the City Above. But the pace isn’t fast … Continue reading

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Review: The Kitty Peck Mysteries

About the book: Kitty Peck is taking on the underworld of London’s East End. The Music Hall Murders: It’s 1880 and dancing girls are going missing from ‘Paradise’ – the criminal manor run with ruthless efficiency by the ferocious Lady … Continue reading

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Book Blitz: Daybreak by Cheree Alsop

Daybreak Cheree Alsop (Girl from the Stars #1) Publication date: October 7th 2015 Genres: Action, Adventure, Science Fiction, Young Adult Liora Day, half-human, half mess-with-her-and-you’ll-die Damaclan, had been thrown onto a rough path at a very early age. But when … Continue reading

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Discord and Dissent – cover reveal and a freebie!

Piranha Katy Haye’s new novel, Dissent, is now available for pre-order (and it’s only .99 until release on 28th April!). Check out the gorgeous cover! (with thanks to Deranged Doctor Designs). Dissent, second in the Echoes of Earth trilogy, tells … Continue reading

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The Monstrous Child by Francesca Simon

“Hel is … a teen railing against circumstances she is powerless to change, petulant, angry, sulky and despairing” The Monstrous Child is the first YA novel by Francesca Simon, author of the Horrid Henry books. The ‘monstrous child’ of the … Continue reading

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Boxed Set Blitz: The Recoil Trilogy

Regular readers will know how much I enjoyed Recoil, Refuse and Rebel by Joanne Macgregor. This blitz is to alert you to the fact that for this weekend, the entire boxed set is available for 99p/c – that’s a book … Continue reading

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Cover Reveal: Gingerbread & Cupcake by Claire Watts

And if one Piranha book in a month wasn’t enough for you … Here’s the gorgeous cover of Claire’s new book: It’s that weird limbo summer when school’s over for ever and everything you’ve ever known is ending but nothing … Continue reading

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Unboxed by Non Pratt

“Non Pratt is always right on the money as far as friendships go.” Four friends meet at their old school to open a memory box they hid there when they were thirteen. They had been an unlikely bunch who grew … Continue reading

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Celebrate Read a Book Day

Well, in my house every day is Read-a-Book-Day, but whoever it is who decides these things has designated Tuesday 6th September 2016 as especial Read a Book Day. That’s a good enough cause for celebration, imo, and let’s face it, … Continue reading

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CLASSIC YA MONTH: Z for Zachariah by Robert O’Brien

“How do you carry on living after the world as you know it has been destroyed?” First published in 1975, Z for Zachariah is a novel that encapsulates the fear of  imminent apocalypse that gripped many people at the height … Continue reading

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