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Say Her Name by James Dawson

18621200Roberta ‘Bobbie’ Rowe is not the kind of person who believes in ghosts. A Halloween dare at her ridiculously spooky boarding school is no big deal, especially when her best friend Naya and cute local boy Caine agree to join in too. They are ordered to summon the legendary ghost of ‘Bloody Mary’: say her name five times in front of a candlelit mirror, and she shall appear… But, surprise surprise, nothing happens. Or does it?

Next morning, Bobbie finds a message on her bathroom mirror… five days… but what does it mean? And who left it there? Things get increasingly weird and more terrifying for Bobbie and Naya, until it becomes all too clear that Bloody Mary was indeed called from the afterlife that night, and she is definitely not a friendly ghost. Bobbie, Naya and Caine are now in a race against time before their five days are up and Mary comes for them, as she has come for countless others before…


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Resistance (Night School #4) by C.J. Daugherty

17930383Finding refuge at a secret location in the south of France, Allie almost convinces herself she’s safe – until Nathaniel’s guards attack. Then she’s on the run again, and forced to return to the one place she can truly call home: Cimmeria Academy.

But when she arrives, she barely recognises it. Tensions are on a knife edge. Now most of the students have deserted the school, the teachers can’t be trusted and guards are in charge. Worse, Nathaniel is close – very close – to getting everything he wants.

Desperate to do something – anything! – to stop him, Allie agrees to accompany Lucinda on a dangerous late-night mission. But in doing so, is she putting her friends’ lives at risk?

Carter and Sylvain are both ready to fight by her side – and prove their love. Allie knows she must make up her mind once and for all about who she really wants. No one will wait for ever.

The time for indecision is over. Everything is at stake and winner takes all…


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Wish Me Dead by Helen Grant

wish-me-dead-200I never even meant the first one. Now I bitterly regret visiting the cursed witch’s house, deep in the forest. It’s where I made my wishes.

I wished Klara Klein dead. It came true.

I wished for the most gorgeous boy in town to finally notice me.

It came true.

I wished to be rid of the poisonous busybody who destroyed my family.

It came true.

I didn’t mean for this to happen. Not me, the Steffi Nett, the shy one who never says anything. But as the body count increases with every wish I make…

Who else could it be?


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She Is Not Invisible by Marcus Sedgwick

17934419Laureth Peak’s father has taught her to look for recurring events, patterns, and numbers–a skill at which she’s remarkably talented.

Her secret: She is blind.

But when her father goes missing, Laureth and her 7-year-old brother Benjamin are thrust into a mystery that takes them to New York City where surviving will take all her skill at spotting the amazing, shocking, and sometimes dangerous connections in a world full of darkness.


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Saving Rafael by Leslie Wilson

5538616There was a vehicle pulling up outside. I heard the booted feet running up the stairs, then the hammering on the apartment door and the shouting. “Open up! Gestapo!”

She is 15 years old and in love. Only this is Nazi-ruled Berlin and he’s a Jew, so it’s against the law to love him. There are spies everywhere and they’re taking the last Jews away from Berlin—to the gas chambers.