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Library Haul!!

Last week I decided that it would be a good idea to go to the library so that I could return one of the books I had borrowed. I entered with one book and left with another four. It seems I simply can not resist library books!!! here is a little peak into what books I got…

Furious Thing by Jenny Downham

Lexi’s angry. And its getting worse. If only she could stop losing her temper and behave herself, her stepfather would accept her, her mum would love her like she used to, and her stepbrother would declare his crushing desire to spend the rest of his life with her. She wants these things so badly, she’s determined to swallow her anger and make her family proud.But pushing fury down doesn’t make it disappear. Instead, it simmers below the surface waiting to erupt . . . And there’ll be fireworks when it does.

I picked up this book because I have previously read a Jenny Downham novel and I really enjoyed it. I thought the cover so fun and bright and it really drew me in. Also as well this is actually her most recent book and was only published a month ago. I was very excited to find it on the shelf and couldn’t resist bringing it home.

Enchantee by Gita Trelease

Paris in 1789 is a labyrinth of twisted streets, filled with beggars, thieves, revolutionaries – and magicians . . .When smallpox kills her parents, seventeen-year-old Camille is left to provide for her frail sister and her volatile brother. In desperation, she survives by using the petty magic she learnt from her mother. But when her brother disappears Camille decides to pursue a richer, more dangerous mark: the glittering court of Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette. Using dark magic Camille transforms herself into the ‘Baroness de la Fontaine‘ and presents herself at the court of Versaille, where she soon finds herself swept up in a dizzying life of riches, finery and suitors. But Camille’s resentment of the rich is at odds with the allure of their glamour and excess, and she soon discovers that she’s not the only one leading a double life . . .

The french revolution is one of my favourite time periods and is actually one of the topics that I will be studying in A-level history next year. This book looked and sounded magical and I was just so excited to read it. I’ve heard so many good reviews about it, so I am very excited to start reading it.

Speak by laurie halse anderson

Speak up for yourself – we want to know what you have to say.’
From my first day at Merryweather High, I know this is a lie.
Nobody will even talk to me, let alone listen – all because I called the cops on an end-of-summer party.
But if I could only tell everyone why I called the police that night…
If I could explain what happened to me…
If I could speak…Then everything might change.

Now this book was originally published in 1999 as a novel but the copy that I have borrowed from the library is actually a newly published graphic novel copy. I don’t normally read graphic novels but this book has such an important message that I felt that I needed to read it. I have read some reviews and I am aware that it covers some very important topics that are very key for the youth of today so I look forward to reading this powerful book.

Rules For Vanishing by Kate Marshall

Once a year, a road appears in the forest. And at the end of it, the ghost of Lucy Gallows beckons. Lucy’s game isn’t for the faint of heart. If you win, you escape with your life. But if you lose… Sara’s sister disappeared one year ago–and only Sara knows where she is. Becca went to find the ghost of Lucy Gallows and is trapped on the road that leads to her. In the sleepy town of Briar Glen, Lucy’s road is nothing more than local lore. But Sara knows it’s real, and she’s going to find it. When Sara and her skeptical friends meet in the forest to search for Becca, the mysterious road unfurls before them. All they have to do is walk down it. But the path to Lucy is not of this world, and it has its own rules. Every mistake summons new horrors. Vengeful spirits and broken, angry creatures are waiting for them to slip, and no one is guaranteed safe passage. The only certainty is this: the road has a toll and it will be paid. Sara knows that if she steps onto the road, she might not come back. But Becca needs her. And Lucy is waiting.

Personally I feel there is nothing better than reading a spine-chilling horror in the middle of winter. This book looks so haunting and I’m so excited to get started and loose myself in this terrifying story…

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