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Dead Is Just A Dream

DEAD IS JUST A DREAM

by Marlene Perez

Paranormal warrior, fifteen-year old Jessica.

Win, lose or draw: Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman

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One evening a front door is left open by a murderer and a toddler, the only survior, wanders out of his bed, out of the house, and down the street into a graveyard.  The toddler, named Nobody (Bod for short) , is adopted by the ghosts and grows up in the  graveyard.  He is given ghostly powers and instructed to stay in the graveyard, because it is the only place he will be safe, because the man that murdered his “before” family is still looking for him.  However, Bod doesn’t always do what he is told…

VERDICT: This is a great book for the Halloween season.  Gruesome story line and setting, but great writing.  I loved watching Bod grow up and experience his different adventures, in the graveyard and outside of it.  I felt the loneliness Bod felt as he trys to live in the two worlds of the living and the dead, but is not fully a part of either.

A new version of this book has been releashed in graphic novel form, divided in to 2 volumes. Seven comic book artists each take a chapter of the book and illustrate it, in their own way.

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Bromancing the Stone

outsidersAnyone out there in a bromance (or a womance)?  Most people have friends but everyone is not bromance material.  These are those people who will always be around to stick up for you or follow you on a dangerous journey.  They will hold your hand when your goldfish dies, celebrate with you when you make the chess club and let you have that last piece of pizza even though it clearly belongs to them.  Good friends are hard to find but bromances are made in heaven(or the football field).  It’s like finding a needle in a haystack, the gold at the end of the rainbow or the best book you ever read.  Checkout these classic bromance novels.

 

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Attack on Anime

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MUSHISHI?! How on Earth did I end up here, smack bang in a middle of this wide-eyed& reason-free land taken over by some mysterious creatures, called sweetly but completely unlikely, “Mushi”?.. Not exactly Fullmetal Alchemist, or Ghost In The Shell, I knew that before I even started watching, MUSHISHI, but I thought I’ll give it a go. Half way through the first episode (23 minutes or so each, btw, including the obligatory long sing-along intro) and I knew I was caught hook line and sinker on the simple but haunting beauty of the whole thing. I’ve Watched 10 episodes by now, head filled with strange yet strangely believable, and, um, highly desirable world of Mushishi, with its magical scenery, just-so characters and non-judgemental story lines delivered with quiet ease and confidence by someone who knows what they are talking about. Unmissable.

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Mortal Danger by Ann Aguirre

Guess what?!

ANN AGUIRRE HAS A NEW BOOK!

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Ann Aguirre is the genius behind the Enclave series. (Enclave is > the Hunger Games and Divergent series.) I love her brain!

Mortal Danger

Mortal Danger begins with Edie on a bridge ready to end everything after a lifetime of bullying and the indifference of good people. Edie is convinced no one cares and then along comes handsome Kian with a deal that could change everything.

The beginning of the book focuses a lot on suicide and that’s a pretty big scary topic. Most teens know someone who has committed, attempted or considered suicide but it isn’t something you come across every day on the shelves. As Edie’s story progresses, she seems to embrace the idea that suicide is a permanent solution to a temporary problem. She finds other ways to change her life, and some of those changes come through seemingly magical means.

Of course, Edie’s new life doesn’t come free and by the time she realizes the stakes she is in way over her head! By then she’s not the Edie from the bridge, she’s changed and she’s ready to play the Immortal Game.

Shout out to NetGalley, Ann Aguirre and Feiwel & Friends for the free e-galley!
Thanks to giphy.com for the Gif.

This book is a must-read if you like:

Paranormal Fiction

Faustian Bargains

Hot Guys

Creepy Stuff

Smart Girls

Boarding Schools

Dysfunctional Families

Anti-Bullying Advocates

Anti-Suicide Advocates

 

If you or a friend need suicide crisis resources check out the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline and tell a trusted adult. 

 

 

Clash of the Covers

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