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Wishlist Wednesday #4

Wishlist Wednesday is a book blog hop hosted by Pen to Paper where we will post about one book per week that has been on our wishlist for some time, or just added (it’s entirely up to you), that we can’t wait to get off the wishlist and onto our wonderful shelves. You can find out about…

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Half Bad – Sally Green

You can’t read, can’t write, but you heal fast, even for a witch. You’ve been kept in a cage since you were fourteen. All you’ve got to do is escape and find Mercury, the Black Witch who eats boys. And do that before your seventeenth birthday. Easy right? Published: 2014 Publisher: Penguin Genre: YA Thriller/Fiction…

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The Wild Places – Robert MacFarlane

“I could not say when I first grew to love the wild, only that I did, and that a need for it will always remain strong in me… It conjured images of wide spaces, remote and figure less. Isolated islands off Atlantic coasts. Unbounded forests, and blue snow-light falling on to drifts marked with the…

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Tinder – Sally Gardner

“Once in a time of war, when I was a soldier in the Imperial Army, I saw Death walking. He wore upon his skull a withered crown of white bone twisted with green hawthorn. His skeleton was shrouded with a tattered cloak of gold and in his wake stood the ghosts of my comrades newly…

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She Is Not Invisible – Marcus Sedgwick

“I bit my tongue and waited a moment, and tried to remember that Benjamin was only seven, and that I had abducted him, that he was up way past anyone’s bedtime, let alone his, and that no one might ever forgive me for any of this anyway” Published: April 2013 Publisher: Orion (Indigo) Genre: YA…

The Lottery and other stories

The Lottery – Shirley Jackson

“The people of the village began to gather in the square…. around ten o’clock; in some towns there were so many people that the lottery took two days” Published: 2014 (First in 1948) Publisher: Penguin Modern Classics Genre: Short Story/Thriller This little edition of The Lottery is barely 12 pages long but don’t let that…

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If You Find Me – Emily Murdoch

“The room fills with Vivaldi’s ‘Winter’, the crisp, sparkling notes dusting everything fresh and new. Our instruments blend together until there’s no separation, no space between us, no end and no beginning. ‘Put it into the music,’ Mama used to say. ‘The anger, sadness, worries- there are notes for all of it.’ There are notes…