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The Lake of Dreams by Kim Edwards
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Advent by James Treadwell
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“For centuries it has been locked away, lost beneath the sea, warded from Earth, air, fire, scrying, thought and sight. But now Magic is rising to the world once more.
And a boy called Gavin, who thinks only that he is a city kid with parents who hate...more
Shelly Cole rated a book 5 of 5 stars
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty  Smith
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
by Betty Smith
read in August, 2011
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This book was recommended by someone on Twitter and when I told my Mum that this was the book I wanted for Xmas she nearly cried as it was her favourite when she was growing up!

The book is set at the start of the 1900's in Brooklyn and follows the li...more
Shelly Cole rated a book 4 of 5 stars
The Donor by Helen  Fitzgerald
The Donor
by Helen Fitzgerald (Goodreads Author)
read in August, 2011
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Will Marion has the worst decision ever to make. His twin daughters have kidney failure and they need a transplant. Which one will he choose to give his kidney to?

This is the first book I have read by Helen Fitzgerald and I have to say that I loved i...more
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The Secret Mandarin by Sara Sheridan
The Secret Mandarin
by Sara Sheridan (Goodreads Author)
read in September, 2011
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This is a tale of a disgraced woman, a secret mission and the quest to find tea in C19th China. As I have a fascination about anything to do with China I did think this book would appeal to me and it did up to a point.
We follow our two lead character...more
Shelly Cole rated a book 5 of 5 stars
One Day by David Nicholls
One Day
by David Nicholls
read in September, 2011
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OK I finally succumbed and read One Day by David Nicholls as it seemed as though every single person in London was reading it and I wondered what I was missing out on. Well I was missing out on a cracking story that follows 2 friends throughout their...more
Shelly Cole rated a book 4 of 5 stars
Ship of Magic by Robin Hobb
Ship of Magic (Liveship Traders, #1)
by Robin Hobb (Goodreads Author)
read in November, 2011
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I have to say that when this book was chosen by my Book Club my heart did sink a little. A fantasy book is not really up my street although I have dabbled in some Terry Pratchett, Mort being a particular favourite! When I downloaded it onto my kindle...more
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Drawing with Light by Julia Green
Drawing with Light
by Julia Green
read in November, 2011
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This is my first book by Julia Green and I have to say how much I enjoyed it. She writes with such imagery that she makes the whole book feel alive.




The book is centred around Emily whose life is going through some changes. Her big sister Kat is going...more
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Revolution by Jennifer Donnelly
Revolution
by Jennifer Donnelly (Goodreads Author)
read in November, 2011
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Andi is broken. She is failing school and failing life. Since the death of her brother, all she cares about is her music. Taken to Paris by her estranged father she discovers a guitar and a lost diary from Revolutionary France.




I have to say that I re...more
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