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The Secret Library Book Review: Raven’s Gate by Anthony Horowitz

Urban Fantasy. YA. Magic.   Blurb "The first episode in The Power of Five series by the author of the bestselling Alex Rider series, Anthony Horowitz. Matt has always known he has unusual powers. Raised in foster care, he is sent to Yorkshire on a rehabilitation programme, only to find himself in the midst of… Continue reading The Secret Library Book Review: Raven’s Gate by Anthony Horowitz

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3 Books That Will Haunt Your Dreams

Zombies. Drowning. Being chased through a magical forest by a jelly bean. If you haven't experienced a haunting, and perhaps weird, nightmare, you are one of the lucky ones. Movies don't need to try very hard to creep us out enough to give us bad dreams, but books need to try a little harder. When… Continue reading 3 Books That Will Haunt Your Dreams

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The Secret Library Book Review: Poison by Chris Wooding

Blurb “Poison has always been a willful, contrary girl, prone to being argumentative and stubborn. So when her sister is snatched by the mean-spirited faeries, she seeks out the Phaerie Lord to get her back. But finding him isn't easy, and the quest leads Poison into a murderous world of intrigue, danger, and deadly storytelling.… Continue reading The Secret Library Book Review: Poison by Chris Wooding

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The Secret Library Review: Huntress by Julie Hall

"No one's afterlife is as dispiriting as Audrey's--at least that's what she believes after waking up dead without her memories and being promptly assigned to hunt demons for the rest of eternity. She's convinced there's been a cosmic mistake; after all, she'd rather discuss the color of her nails than break them on angelic weapons.… Continue reading The Secret Library Review: Huntress by Julie Hall

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Why The Hell Are Adults Reading YA Fiction?

Twenty years ago we were at the tail-end of the 90s. Have a cry, it’s OK. There, there. Back then, children did childish things and adults did their taxes and bought lampshades. Somewhere in the middle, teenagers decided what they were too old for so they could stop doing it. Then figure out what they… Continue reading Why The Hell Are Adults Reading YA Fiction?