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Silence Is Goldfish by Annabel Pitcher

I really didn’t mean to buy a novel I really didn’t mean to and yes I know I get them in the post for free anyway so why would I bother buying one it’s just that it had a pretty cover and an intriguing blurb and so whoops it jumped off the shelf into my hand and then my bag and then came home (via the till, obviously, I’m not some kind of book thief).

Anyway, I’m glad I bought it, because it was good. And kind of intriguing.

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The One Memory of Flora Banks by Emily Barr
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The One Memory of Flora Banks by Emily Barr

I was in two minds as to whether to review this one. When I first got the email giving me information about it, it was described as a “chilling young adult debut”. I like chilling.

But then I read the blurb, and it seemed like it might be a bit too romantic for my tastes:

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Britney Spears Book Tag

A while ago, Bee of Vivatramp posted a Britney Spears book tag, and I thought I’d give it a go, because books + Britney = ❤

If you’d like to do it, consider yourself tagged!

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Half Wild – Sample Chapter

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We have lots of book-related treats this week! A while ago I wrote about Half Bad, a young adult novel by Sally Green which was refreshingly interesting and had some great characters. The good news is that there’s now a sequel! It’s coming out in 2015 and we have a sneak preview of the first chapter below. Enjoy!

If you can’t wait until 2015 to read the rest, there’s a short story coming out soon, Half Lies, which is an ebook prequel to Half Bad.

And as if that weren’t enough exciting news, the first ever YA Book Prize has recently been announced. Watch this space for more news!

Click here to read Half Wild – Chapter One (PDF)