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Author: Laini Taylor Title: Daughter of Smoke and Bone Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton Paperback: 418 pages ISBN: 978-1-4447-2265-9 Price: £7.99 Publication Date: 05/07/2012 Being a teenager is tough. Or at least it is for seventeen-year-old Karou, as she struggles to keep her two lives balanced. On the one hand, she’s a bohemian art student in […]

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Tales from the CRYPT

A couple of Thursdays ago I found myself in a rather alien situation – it’s a dark November evening and I am standing in the crypt of a church in Clerkenwell, a glass of wine in my hand [not a particularly uncommon situation for me, I admit], and with my face painted to resemble some […]

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Lauren Oliver – Delirium

Author: Lauren Oliver Title: Delirium Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton Hardback: 393 pages ISBN: 978-0-340-98091-0 Price: £12.99 Publication Date: 03/02/2011 As literary plot hooks go, the one that forms the centrepiece of Lauren Oliver’s second novel, Delirium, is pretty brilliant. It’s a love story, but one set in a world in which love – or amor […]

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Author: Suzanne Collins Title: The Hunger Games Publisher: Scholastic Paperback: 454 pages ISBN: 978-1-407109-08-4 Price: £6.99 Publication Date: 05/01/2009 A science fiction YA novel set in a dystopian world. Under normal circumstances a book described by that sentence would be something I would avoid at all costs. It is fortunate then that this was one […]

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