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Archive for September, 2017

Monstrous – MarceyKate Connolly

The city of Bryre suffers under the magic of an evil wizard. Because of his curse, girls sicken and disappear without a trace, and Bryre’s inhabitants live in fear. No one is allowed outside after dark.

Yet night is the only time that Kymera can enter this dangerous city, for she must not be seen by humans. Her father says they would not understand her wings, the bolts in her neck, or her spiky tail—they would kill her. They would not understand that she was created for a purpose: to rescue the girls of Bryre.

Despite her caution, a boy named Ren sees Kym and begins to leave a perfect red rose for her every evening. As they become friends, Kym learns that Ren knows about the missing girls, the wizard, and the evil magic that haunts Bryre.

And what he knows will change Kym’s life.

Good Reads

Blue – Sue Mayfield

Anna Goldsmith has moved with her family from her posh school in Surrey to a small Yorkshire town and the local comprehensive. Anna worries she won’t fit in – she’s a bit too brainy and her accent sticks out a mile. But Anna’s got everything going for her; she’s attractive, sporty and musical, and Hayley Parkin, the most popular girl in her year, wants to be her best friend. So Anna reckons she’ll be fine. Except that Hayley – charming and gorgeous with a year round tan – is not all she seems. Soon she’s playing power games; freezing Anna out one minute, then nice as pie the next. Anna is totally confused. As the school year progresses, Hayley’s behaviour gets more erratic, and the sarcastic remarks get more personal. Anna is sliding into depression and despair. Melanie – her other best friend – tries to understand, but she’s caught in the middle, and Hayley’s playing games with her, too. Can Mel help Anna before she goes and does something really silly…?

Good reads

Mabo (movie)

Ocean without end (Swashbuckler) – Kelly Gardiner

Bliss lives in small-town Texas and is treated like a child by her parents, with her mother wanting her to enter beauty pageants,….but that’s not what Bliss is about!
She is empowered not by the beauty of being a woman…but the abilities of a woman. She gets into Roller-derby and becomes a part of a team after seeing how competitive, reckless, and rebellious they are. They train hard and long hours to become the best they can be, and that’s just what Bliss needs and wants.

Good Reads

The day the Earth stood still (movie)

The sweetest thing (movie)

800 Words (T.V. series)

Whip it (movie)

Mystic and the midnight ride (Pony Club Secrets) – Stacy Gregg

Issie loves horses more than anything!
And she especially loves her pony Mystic at Chevalier Point Pony Club. So when the unthinkable happens, Issie is devastated.

Then her instructor asks her to care for Blaze, an abandoned pony, and Issie’s riding skills are really put to the test. Will she tame the spirited new horse Blaze? And can Mystic somehow return to help her…

Good Reads


The magician’s nephew – C.S. Lewis

On a daring quest to save a life, two friends are hurled into another world, where an evil sorceress seeks to enslave them. But then the lion Aslan’s song weaves itself into the fabric of a new land, a land that will be known as Narnia. And in Narnia, all things are possible.


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