The Paper & Hearts Society by Lucy Powrie (BEDM)

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Everyone in the U.K. YA community knows who Lucy Powrie is. She’s been masterminding U.K. YA for quite some time now, and it took over the community when she announced the release of her debut novel, The Paper & Hearts Society.

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Rebellion (The 100) by Kass Morgan – Review

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Title: Rebellion (The 100)

Author: Kass Morgan

Genre: YA, Sci-Fi

Publisher: Hodder Paperbacks

Publication Date: 15th December 2016

Pages: 295

Summary: The hundred, once branded juvenile delinquents, are now leaders among their people. But a new threat has emerged: a fanatical cult determined to eliminate everyone else on the war-ravaged planet of Earth.

After scores of their friends are captured, CLARKE sets off to retrieve them, certain that she can come to an understanding with these strangers. BELLAMY has a different plan; he won’t let anything – or anyone – get in the way of saving the people he loves. Meanwhile, in captivity and scared for their lives, GLASS falls under the spell of the cult’s magnetic message, and WELLS has to learn how to lead again. Unless the rescue party arrives soon, the captives will face a fate more terrifying than anything they could imagine.

If the hundred ever want to call this dangerous planet home, they’ll need to put aside their differences…and fight to protect themselves and their world.

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CARRIE BY STEPHEN KING REVIEW

Title: Carrie

Author: Stephen King

Genre: Horror, Contemporary Horror

Publisher: Hodder Paperbacks

Publication Date: April 5th 1974

Pages: 253

Summary: Carrie White is no ordinary girl.

Carrie White has the gift of telekinesis.

To be invited to Prom Night by Tommy Ross is a dream come true for Carrie – the first step towards social acceptance by her high school colleagues.

But events will take a decidedly macabre turn on that horrifying and endless night as she is forced to exercise her terrible gift on the town that mocks and loathes her . . .

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THE 100 BY KASS MORGAN REVIEW

Title: The 100

Author: Kass Morgan

Genre: Dystopian, YA, Romance, Action.

Publisher: Hodder Paperbacks

Publication date: 29th August 2013

Pages: 323

Summary: Ever since a devastating nuclear war, humanity has lived on spaceships far above Earth’s radioactive surface. Now, one hundred juvenile delinquents – considered expendable by society – are being sent on a dangerous mission: to re-colonize the planet. It could be their second chance at life…or it could be a suicide mission.

CLARKE was arrested for treason, though she’s haunted by the memory of what she really did. WELLS, the chancellor’s son, came to Earth for the girl he loves – but will she ever forgive him Reckless BELLAMY fought his way onto the transport pod to protect his sister, the other half of the only siblings in the universe. And GLASS managed to escape back onto the ship, only to find that life there is just as dangerous as she feared it would be on Earth.

Confronted with a savage land and haunted by secrets from their pasts, the hundred must fight to survive. They were never meant to be heroes, but they may be mankind’s last hope.

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ALICE AND THE FLY BY JAMES RICE REVIEW

Title: Alice and the Fly

Author: James Rice

Genre: Contemporary, Mental Health

Publisher: Hodder Paperbacks

Publication Date: 27 Aug. 2015

Pages: 336

Summary: Miss Hayes has a new theory. She thinks my condition’s caused by some traumatic incident from my past I keep deep-rooted in my mind. As soon as I come clean I’ll flood out all these tears and it’ll all be ok and I won’t be scared of Them anymore. The truth is I can’t think of any single traumatic childhood incident to tell her. I mean, there are plenty of bad memories – Herb’s death, or the time I bit the hole in my tongue, or Finners Island, out on the boat with Sarah – but none of these are what caused the phobia. I’ve always had it. It’s Them. I’m just scared of Them. It’s that simple.

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