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Crystal Magic by Madeline Freeman

At first, I thought this book was going to be a copy The Secret Circle by which I did not enjoy. Thankfully this was not the case. The main girl, Kristyl, does move in with a relative who lives in an old mansion and is tormented by the local popular girls who seem to know… Continue reading Crystal Magic by Madeline Freeman

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The Bad Beginning, by Lemony Snicket

A good gothic style read. I enjoyed how it was the girl interested in inventing and machines while the boy fascinated by books. I felt really sorry for the kids, especially Violet who had to look after her younger siblings while dealing with the horrible situation. And I just wanted to simply punch Count Olaf… Continue reading The Bad Beginning, by Lemony Snicket

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Eighth Grade Bites, by Heather Brewer

This vampire book was very enjoyable, it was good to read a vampire book that didn't focus on dramatic teen love. Vlad, the main character, was a quiet, unpopular and teased kid. Plus, it was clever to have the main character as an average teenage boy who just happens to be a vampire instead some… Continue reading Eighth Grade Bites, by Heather Brewer

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The Iron King, by Julie Kagawa

I absolutely LOVED this book!! The scene with Meghan's little brother was so creepy I had to check under my bed! The thing with the dog completely broke my heart. The beginning of the adventure felt well motivated with good twists and turns. The author's writing style was super enjoyable to read, a real page-turner.… Continue reading The Iron King, by Julie Kagawa

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Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare

Cassandra Clare's newest series is off with a bang! It's definitely competing with the Infernal Devices to be my favourite Shadowhunter series. Five years after the end of The Mortal Instruments the series follows the Blackthorn family living in the Los Angeles Institute. There are several children in the family; Julian, Livvy, Ty, Tavvy, Mark, Helen and… Continue reading Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare

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The Bronze Key, by Holly Black, Cassandra Clare

I already loved this series but this book definitely reaffirmed it as one of my favourites. I longed to know who the spy was as all the characters have been around since the first book. I couldn't think who would betray their friends or students. We were led down one path then swung down another. It was… Continue reading The Bronze Key, by Holly Black, Cassandra Clare

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Clockwork Angel, The Infernal Devices book 1, Cassandra Clare

Tessa is kidnapped and it is revealed that she is a rare and talented shape-shifter which she never knew. Tessa is rescued by the mysterious Shadowhunters and introduced to the dangers of the Shadow World.