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Cat Clarke

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Cat was born in Zambia and brought up in Edinburgh and Yorkshire, which has given her an accent that tends to confuse people.

Cat has written non-fiction books about exciting things like cowboys, sharks and pirates, and now writes YA novels. She lives in Edinburgh with a couple of cats, Jem and Scout, who spend their days plotting to spit up furballs at the most inconvenient times. She likes cheese A LOT, especially baked camembert.

Hello, how have you been? Well, I hope.

I've been a busy little bee but I can't seem to remember exactly what I've been up to apart from watching and reading Game of Thrones. 

There is one thing I wanted to tell you about - a little Tumblr I've started called TINY NUGGETS OF HAPPY. It's all about those little things that make life worth living, that make it seem worthwhile getting up in the morni... Read more of this blog post »
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A Kiss in the Dark

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The Lost and the Found

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The Pants Project

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I'll Be Home for Christmas

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“This is the real way a friendship ends. Not with some huge screaming row, but with a gradual withdrawal. You’d think it would be less painful this way.”
Cat Clarke, Torn

“I won't ever give up.”
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Man in van = obviously dodgy.”
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second vote for the Traveling book

I took the top five books and started a new poll i think that there were just to many to chose form :)

Entangled by Cat Clarke

goodreads summary-The same questions whirl round and round in my head:
What does he want from me?
How could I have let this happen?

17-year-old Grace wakes up in a white room, with a table, pens and paper - and no clue how she got here.

As Grace pours her tangled life onto the page, she is forced to remember everything she's tried to forget. There's falling hopelessly in love with the gorgeous Nat, and the unravelling of her relationship with her best friend Sal. But there's something missing. As hard as she's trying to remember, is there something she just can't see?

Grace must face the most important question of all. Why is she here?

A story of dark secrets, intense friendship and electrifying attraction.
  42 votes 39.6%

XVI by Julia Karr

goodreads summary-Nina Oberon's life is pretty normal: she hangs out with her best friend, Sandy, and their crew, goes to school, plays with her little sister, Dee. But Nina is 15. And like all girls she'll receive a Governing Council-ordered tattoo on her 16th birthday. XVI. Those three letters will be branded on her wrist, announcing to all the world—even the most predatory of men—that she is ready for sex. Considered easy prey by some, portrayed by the Media as sluts who ask for attacks, becoming a "sex-teen" is Nina's worst fear. That is, until right before her birthday, when Nina's mom is brutally attacked. With her dying breaths, she reveals to Nina a shocking truth about her past—one that destroys everything Nina thought she knew. Now, alone but for her sister, Nina must try to discover who she really is, all the while staying one step ahead of her mother's killer.
  23 votes 21.7%

Matched by Ally Condie

goodreads summary-Cassia has always trusted the Society to make the right choices for her: what to read, what to watch, what to believe. So when Xander's face appears on-screen at her Matching ceremony, Cassia knows with complete certainty that he is her ideal mate . . . until she sees Ky Markham's face flash for an instant before the screen fades to black.

The Society tells her it's a glitch, a rare malfunction, and that she should focus on the happy life she's destined to lead with Xander. But Cassia can't stop thinking about Ky, and as they slowly fall in love, Cassia begins to doubt the Society's infallibility and is faced with an impossible choice: between Xander and Ky, between the only life she's known and a path that no one else has dared to follow.
  17 votes 16.0%

Beastly by Alex Flinn

goodreads summary-Now a major motion picture starring Vanessa Hudgens and Alex Pettyfer
I am a beast.
A beast!
Not quite wolf or bear, gorilla or dog but a horrible new creature who walks upright. I am a monster.
You think I'm talking fairy tales? No way. The place is New York City. The time is now. It's no deformity, no disease. And I'll, stay this way forever ruined unless I can break the spell.
Yes, the spell, the one the witch in my English class cast on me. Why did she turn me into a beast who hides by day and prowls by night? I'll tell you. I'll tell you how I used to be Kyle Kingsbury, the guy you wished you were, with money, perfect looks, and the perfect life. And then, I'll tell you how I became perfectly...beastly.
  16 votes 15.1%

The Water Wars by Cameron Stracher

goodreads summary-Welcome to a future where water is more precious than gold or oil-and worth killing for

Vera and her brother, Will, live in the shadow of the Great Panic, in a country that has collapsed from environmental catastrophe. Water is hoarded by governments, rivers are dammed, and clouds are sucked from the sky. But then Vera befriends Kai, who seems to have limitless access to fresh water. When Kai suddenly disappears, Vera and Will set off on a dangerous journey in search of him-pursued by pirates, a paramilitary group, and greedy corporations. Timely and eerily familiar, acclaimed author Cameron Stracher makes a stunning YA debut that's impossible to forget.

"Let us pray that the world which Cameron Stracher has invented in The Water Wars is testament solely to his pure, wild, and brilliant imagination, and not his ability to see the future. I was parched just reading it."-Laurie David, academy award winning producer of An Inconvenient Truth, and author of The Down to Earth Guide to Global Warming
  8 votes 7.5%

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Alexandra Watt hey just wanted to tell you I read entangled for the 2nd time and when I finished it it made me wonder if you'd ever do a squeal to it??
I really want to know what happens next, any plans to revisit the story or are you set on leaving it where it ended??

BlueLilyxLilyBlue Thanks for adding me Ms. Clarke! :D
I just recently finished Torn and I am totally in love with it.
Thank you for making a GREAT and WONDERFUL BOOK!
Looking forward to more of your books!

message 9: by Emma

Emma Thank you for adding me!!!!=] I LOVED ENTANGLED!! it was amazing...but my friend and i have both read it and we are REALLY confused...what happened to grace...was she hallucinating...unconscious from blood loss etc or did she just get kidnapped by the vampire-like guy Ethan-and please who is Ethan!?!?! i loved the book but i am just a tad confused!! PLEASE COULD YOU CLEAR IT UP FOR ME!!!!! oh and i am SO excited to read torn!!!!

message 8: by Katie

Katie Hi Cat, thankyou for accepting my friend request! I absolutely loved Entangled, and I look forward to reading Torn! :D

Sangria Thanks for your friendship, Cat!
Love your book cover, btw :D

William O'Brien Hi- Just to let you know...
Peter: a Darkened Fairytale
Best wishes, William

Janell I did, I have it and am starting it tonight! Congrats in advance. Everyone has been telling me how awesome it is =)

message 4: by Kerri

Kerri Entangled - Wow! I love a book that can keep me up until 4am devouring each page until the last. This unique story kept me guessing all the way through. I loved it. I don't want to give anything away. This is one of those books that you need to put some time aside, so that you can read it all because once you start - you won't want to stop until your done. 5 megastars!!!!

message 3: by Cat

Cat Janell wrote: "Arrg!!! It's already sold out on Amazon. Sniffle, Sniffle =("

Oh no! Have you tried The Books Depository?

Janell Arrg!!! It's already sold out on Amazon. Sniffle, Sniffle =(

William O'Brien Hi Cat - Thank you for your friendship.
Please visit my website
to view a sample page and many other snippets about the book.
Expected release date mid-late Jan.
Best wishes, William

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