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The walls around us – By Nova Ren Suma


This is a  dark tale of innocence, jealousy, darkness, obsession, madness.   It’s told from the perspective of two girls: Amber and Violet, but their stories are linked by Orianna, a ballet dancer convicted to Aurora Hills juvenile Detention centre

Throughout the book, you have to question  what is true and what is not. Sometimes things got a little creepy and almost supernatural.   In the end, you finish this book and still wonder what on earth was that really about a supernatural, nasty tales of love and jealousy and revenge!

A truly weird read, for those who enjoy reads with a nasty twist.5

 

If You Were Me – Sam Hepburn


 

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Not long after Aliya’s family escapes Afghanistan for Britain, her older ex Soldier brother is accused of a bomb attack.

Aliya is sure of his innocence, but when the housing estate plumber’s son Dan finds a gun in their bathroom, whilst fixing the pipes, what’s she to think?

Dan has his own reasons for staying silent: he’s worried the gun might have something to do with his dad.

Thrown together by chance, the two of them set out to uncover a tangled and twisted truth.  This is a fast paced thriller with  lots of action and surprises, an easy read as it moves along quite swiftly.

Evil Librarian – Michelle Knudsen


Cyn is a backstage genius with an unrequited crush of epic proportions on popular, talented Ryan, the sort of boy who seems to move “in slow motion like some stupid sequence in a bad summer movie.” She’s got a best friend and she’s snarky and smart and generally the kind of heroine everyone wants. Which is handy, since the hot new librarian is a demon in search of souls to suck as well as a child bride—and he’s got his sights set on Cyn’s best friend. Luckily, Cyn has a sort of natural demon immunity. And, it turns out, she’s got support from Ryan, so she takes on the evil librarian—and then the demonic new principal and a host of other demons, too. Bloodshed and creepy rituals abound, but the horror is always carefully undercut by the entirely realistic, slightly silly non progression of Cyn and Ryan’s romance (when they finally kiss, it’s relief for all). Snappily narrated, tightly plotted.  A good read for those who don’t normally read horror as it is pretty funny in places as well.

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Conversion – By Katherine Howe


It’s senior year at St. Joan’s Academy, and school is a pressure cooker.   Colleen Rowley and her friends are expected to keep it together. Until they can’t.

First it’s the school’s queen bee, Clara Rutherford, who suddenly falls into uncontrollable tics in the middle of class. Her mystery illness quickly spreads to her closest clique of friends, then more students and symptoms follow: seizures, hair loss, violent coughing fits. St. Joan’s buzzes with rumor; rumor blossoms into full-blown panic.

Soon the media descends on Danvers, Massachusetts, as everyone scrambles to find something, or someone, to blame. Pollution? Stress? Or are the girls faking? Only Colleen—who’s been reading The Crucible for extra credit—comes to realize what nobody else has: Danvers was once Salem Village, where another group of girls suffered from a similarly bizarre epidemic three centuries ago . . .

Inspired by true events—from seventeenth-century colonial life to the halls of a modern-day high school—Conversion casts a spell. With her signature wit and passion, New York Times bestselling author Katherine Howe delivers an exciting and suspenseful novel, a chilling mystery that raises the question, what’s really happening to the girls at St. Joan’s?

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It’s About Love – By Steve Camden


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This is a really good read almost a thriller with all the twists and turns.

Real life is messier than the movies. A bold, thought-provoking novel from the exceptionally talented, Steven Camden.

He’s Luke. She’s Leia.

Just like in Star Wars. Just like they’re made for each other. Same film studies course, different backgrounds, different ends of town.

Only this isn’t a film. This is real life. This is where monsters from the past come back to take revenge.

The Bunker Diary – Kevin Brooks


‘ The Bunker Diary is the seemingly straightforward tale of Linus, a teenage runaway fooled in to the back of a van, subsequently chloroformed and imprisoned in a nuclear bunker. Initially alone, he’s soon joined by several others, ranging from a nine year old girl to an overweight businessman, also kidnapped against their will. Forced to coexist in order to survive, the group finds themselves at the mercy of some particularly nasty mind games, and tensions soon begin to pull them apart. Do they have any hope of escape?

This is a thrilling read but not for the faint hearted.  Remember that you are never guaranteed a happy ending.  This is no Fairy tale