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How the Hangman Lost His Heart by Katie Grant
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
How the Hangman Lost His Heart may promise, from the synopsis at least, to be a syrupy historical romance for preteens. However, upon reading this when there was no other reading material at hand on holiday, I discovered that I could not have been further from the truth in my presumptions.

Alice is a well brought up girl living with her eccentric grandmother and desperate Aunt in 1700's london. When her beloved Uncle Frank meets a grizzly end at the hands of kind-hearted executioner Dan Skinslicer, Alice decides to rescue his head from Temple Bar. However, all does not go according to plan and she, Dan, a soldier called Hew and Uncle Frank's head are soon on the run from all of… Read more
Looking for JJ by Anne Cassidy
Looking for JJ by Anne Cassidy
4 of 7 people found the following review helpful
I bought this book on the strong reccomendation of many of my friends. I had completely forgotten about it until I chanced upon it a few days ago. I was so glad that I found it.

Jennifer Jones has been neglected since she was very young by her beautiful and flirtatious mother who sees her as an inconvenience as opposed to her own child. After many years of flitting around the country they eventually settle down in Berwick waters. However, not soon afer they move in, Jennifer brutally murders her best friend and is sent to a secure unit.

Alice Tully knows what she did six years ago and is haunted by the memories. She is trying her best to make a new life for herself,… Read more
The Moth Diaries by Rachel Klein
The Moth Diaries by Rachel Klein
10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A novel with bite, 23 Oct 2006
The Moth Diaries is unquestionably a sublimely written book. It keeps the reader on the edge of their seats at all times and shocks and surprises frequently. I am sure that theur is a heated debate going in on the writing world as to whether or not the author is perfectly sane and Ernessa is really a vampire, or if the author is undergoing a slow descent into depression and psychosis as a result of her father's untimely death and the 'loss' of her best friend to the new girl. There are so many excellent features of this book; one entry it is describing average teenage issues, and the next the diarist is describing a scene of gothic horror.

However, my only qualms with the book is… Read more

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