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For Violet, life is nothing to do with choices. Taken from her family at the age of 12 and trained up in a special centre, her life has only one purpose: to become a surrogate for a royal family in the Jewel.

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Josephine Angelini is the author of the bestselling Starcrossed series. Trial by Fire is the first book of her next trilogy, WorldWalker. Trial By Fire is an elaborately concocted fantasy drama.

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With a train of 987 carriages, an onboard circus, an electrified funeral car filled with treasure, and the occasional sasquatch, The Boundless has all the ingredients for a great adventure. Having risen to good fortune after helping the head of the railway, W

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A boy enters a room. In the room are 12 seated people with one chair spare. A chair for Jack. As Jack joins this strange band of characters, each in turn shares a story.

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Benjamin Zephaniah has always been a powerful voice on social issues and in his latest novel for teens he tackles the very topical issue of disenfranchised youth, activism and the summer of discontent from a rather unexpected angle.  Rico Federico isn’t a bad tee

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There has been a welcome influx of two genres to children's literature recently - those that stress the importance of preserving wild places, and those at least partially set in a circus or funfair.

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What a delight to have yet another of the crazy, quirky, downright silly but deliciously entertaining "Boyface" books, ready to enchant 7-9 year olds everywhere. This book opens with Boyface beginning to learn his new role as a Stripemonger,  but as we know, he R

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I love Remy Bennet, she is the antidote to celebrity culture. Propelled to fame by an on-pitch fight between her ex and current footballer boyfriend she then makes matters worse by tripping over on live television and flashing her bum to the world.

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There are things roaming the streets of London that we know nothing about, girls are disappearing and the government seems to be up to something.

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This remarkable novel grabs your attention from the first page and holds it through 41 chapters. Three young protagonists are trying to piece together fragments of a distressing past in order to move on.

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Strange things are happening in Zinny's life. Both his parents are keeping secrets from him - and from each other - and strangers are watching his house.

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