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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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The Sisters Grimm Fairy-Tale Detectives

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Once upon a time there were two sisters. They only had each other and a string of unfortunate foster failures. Except, that isn’t entirely true, because these sisters had a destiny. They are the sisters Grimm and this is the story in which readers learn about their very fist fairytale mystery and the start of their detective adventures.

Who is the woman that claimed them from the orphanage?

What sort of creatures attacked them in the forrest?

What’s behind the locked door in “granny’s” house?

What sort of treachery is brewing in the fairytale town?

Solve these and other mysteries by reading The Sister’s Grimm! It is a perfect choice to share with a child on a long road trip or just for fun!

This story was crafted by Michael Buckley author of N.E.R.D.S. He’s a great spinner of tales and The Sisters Grimm is no exception!

 

Will you solve the mystery before the sisters? Check it out on One Click Digital. 

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ANY DAY: Rule Breakers

DID YOU KNOW…
Each time you see a full moon you always see the same side.

Stewardesses is the longest word that is typed with only the left hand.

You burn more calories eating celery than it contains (the more you eat the thinner you become.

The only continent with no active volcanoes is Australia.

The longest street in the world is Yonge street in Toronto Canada measuring 1,896 km (1,178 miles).

RuleBreaker: Four

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If you were intrigued by Four(Tobias) in fiv series, you are in luck. Veronica Roth released a collection of short stories based around our favorite dauntless character. Four is every thing in the divergent series and more from Tobias’s point of view.

 

Six Word Summary Showdown: Naughts & Crosses by Marjorie Blackman

Naughts & Crosses

Naughts & Crosses

 

A NAUGHT IS MORE THAN NOTHING!

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The Divine Wind – A Love Story

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The Divine Wind takes place in the town of Broome, Australia during World War II. It is narrated by 26 year old Australian Hartely Penrose. As a teen, he falls in love with Mitsy, the best friend of his sister. The only problem is Mitsy’s real name is Mitsu Sennosuke and she’s Japanese. The story’s main focus is Hart and Mitsy’s relationship and the struggles and prejudices they endured during wartime.  The Divine Wind is a heartfelt story of first love and family conflict during World War II.

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