October 2013

The Weight of Water by Sarah Crossan

Summary from Goodreads

Armed with a suitcase and an old laundry bag filled with clothes, Kasienka and her mother leave Poland and head for the UK to find her father. Life is lonely for Kasienka. At home her mother’s heart is breaking and at school Kasienka finds it impossible to make new friends. While the search continues, Kasienka is kept afloat by William, a boy she meets at the local pool who understands what it means to lose someone and who swims with Kasienka towards her new life.

Paperback, 228 pages
Published January 3rd 2013 by Bloomsbury Publishing PLC (first published December 25th 2011) 
 My Review 

The Weight of Water is a breathtakingly brilliant debut from Sarah Crossan that I just adored getting washed up in.… Read more >>>
The Spook's Blood by Joseph Delaney

Summary from Goodreads

Time is running out for Thomas Ward. His final battle against the Fiend is drawing near, and the Spook’s apprentice has never felt more alone in his task. Isolated and afraid, the Fiend is set to send the greatest of his servants against him – Siscoi, a Vampire God more ferocious than anything he has yet faced. Tom must risk his life to prevent the evil beast from entering this world, even as he learns that the final destruction of the Fiend may involve a sacrifice more terrible than he can imagine…

My Review

The Spook’s Blood is the 10th epic instalment in the Wardstone Chronicles and yet again I have been blown away, with Mr Delaney’s ability to deepen his world and add to the vivid detailing!… Read more >>>

Zom-B City by Darren Shan

Summary from Goodreads

How many survived the zombie apocalypse?Where do the living hide in a city of the dead?

Who controls the streets of London?

B Smith is setting out to explore…

Hardcover, 213 pages
Published March 14th 2013 by Simon & Schuster UK 

My Review

*Please note that this review could contain spoilers if you haven’t read previous books*

Zom-B City is yet again another kick-butt instalment from our master of horror! I simply cannot get enough of these moreish books!

What I enjoyed most was the city environment B, escaped into. B has no idea what she was stepping out into, she doesn’t know if there are any living people or if the place is overrun with the walking dead!Read more >>>

The Spook's Bestiary by Joseph Delaney‏

 Summary from Goodreads

“My name is John Gregory. What follows is my Bestiary – my personal account of the denizens of the dark I’ve encountered, together with the lessons I have learned and the mistakes I have made. I have held nothing back, and my hope is that the spook who follows me will continue to keep this record of the practical ways in which we deal with the dark.”

A companion title to the phenomenally successful Spook’s series. Discover how to bind a boggart and deal with a dead witch in this fascinating and lavishly illustrated Spook’s own “notebook”. A must for die-hard fans of the series and an irresistible introduction to the dark and the dangerous for new recruits.
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Declaration by Rachael Wade - Blog Tour (Character Profiles)

Featuring characters from Love and Relativity, a Preservation Series Companion Novel
Carter Montgomery spent most of his life blending in, and he liked it that way. It was always better to be seen, not heard. And while a theatric streak and friendly demeanor might have fooled most people, he knew the truth—he was the shy one. The quiet kid most people forgot about. Some might have considered that a bad thing, but those people all wanted to be in the spotlight.
The only place Carter didn’t mind attention was on stage, with The Hellions. Once content in his comfort zone in Seattle, Washington, he only knew three things: confrontation was to be avoided, keeping the peace was priority, and the moment he lost Kate Parker to Professor Ryan Campbell, he had no clue what to do with his life.
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The Last Dragon by Dianna Hardy

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The Earth is in a state of shock after the apocalypse. The veil between dimensions is no more. Demons and fallen angels walk among humans, and everyone is trying to find their place in the new world – Morgan le Fey’s world.

But the fairy queen finds herself cemented within humanity and struggling with human emotions, and her right-hand-man, Lucifer, has secrets which are causing fissions among every race.

Meanwhile, Karl and Elena struggle with their powers, Katarra delivers an important message, and two men will stop at nothing to protect their unborn child – the Messiah of the New Age – and the woman they love.… Read more >>>

Spook's: I Am Grimalkin by Joseph Delaney‏

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“I’m coming for you, and nothing living or dead can stop me.”

One witch is the most feared, the most ruthless, and the most deadly of all the witches in the county. If she hunts for you, she will find you. If you have crossed her, you don’t stand a chance. She is the witch assassin, and her name is Grimalkin.

Grimalkin’s one alliance is with Tom Ward, the Spook’s apprentice. With Tom, she plans to rid the world of the most terrifying evil, the Fiend, who once did her great wrong.

For the first time, fans of the Last Apprentice series will hear the story from Grimalkin’s side, as she is hunted herself by creatures of darkness set on revenge.… Read more >>>

Darke Academy: Blood Ties (Darke Academy #2) by Gabriella Poole‏

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Suspense builds in the second tale of the Darke Academy, where true graduates take life by the throat

This term the secretive Darke Academy has moved to New York, and Cassie Bell is no longer the innocent new girl. Now she is strong, determined, and hiding secrets of her own. Cassie has been introduced to the world of the Few and is struggling to come to terms with her astonishing powers, a dangerous romance, and the malevolent spirit inside her, demanding to be fed. When an old enemy returns, bent on revenge, Cassie is tested to the limit.
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She is Not Invisible by Marcus Sedgwick - Guest Post & Review

Laureth Peak’s father is a writer. For years he’s been trying, and failing, to write a novel about coincidence. His wife thinks he’s obsessed, Laureth thinks he’s on the verge of a breakdown. He’s supposed to be doing research in Austria, so when his notebook shows up in New York, Laureth knows something is wrong… On impulse she steals her mother’s credit card and heads for the States, taking her strange little brother Benjamin with her.

Reunited with the notebook, they begin to follow clues inside, trying to find their wayward father.

Ahead lie challenges and threats, all of which are that much tougher for Laureth than they would be for any other 16-year old.… Read more >>>

The Spook's Destiny by Joseph Delaney‏

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‘You belong to the blade now. You’ll belong to it until the day you die . . .’

The Spook, Tom and Alice travel to Ireland, fleeing from the war in the County. There, Tom must tackle a group of evil mages who are desperate to rid their land of the Spook and his apprentice, and to increase their own dark powers.

His dangerous mission against the mages leads Tom to the Destiny Blade – a sword with a dark side, and a thirst for blood . . . Will this new weapon give him a fighting chance against the Fiend?
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