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Fake Geek Girl by Tansy Rayner Roberts

a magical rom-com about friendship, witches & geeky rock music

Hebe Hallow is used to living in the shadow of her sister, her best friend and their rock band Fake Geek Girl. But when a beautiful boy with a phoenix tattoo falls into Hebe’s life—and her sharehouse—she can’t hide from real life any more. Belladonna University #1, on the Sheep Might Fly podcast. . . .

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Tokyo Demons by Lianne Sentar & rem

Illustrated light novel

Written by Lianne Sentar (Tokyopop, Seven Seas) and illustrated by rem (Tokyopop, Yen Press) in the style of the Japanese light novel/manga, this story follows Ayase, a young woman who can turn her body into a swarm of insects, and Jo, a young man with a talent for charm and pickpocketing, as they enter high school and are subsequently dragged . . .

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Mists of Kel Doran: Dragon-Touched by Scott Matthews

For all of recorded history, the Old Gods ruled the world of man with an iron fist, manipulating and enslaving them as they drew power from their subordinates. In time, the Dragon Aspects rose up and fought to free mankind, pushing the Old Gods back and banning them from the world. It’s been nearly a thousand years since the . . .

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Spireclaw by Huw Langridge

A supernatural tale of love and identity.

All the time we are surrounded by coincidences. Some we pay a second thought to and then forget about. Some fill us with wonder. Some we never even notice. But there are some which can scare us. When Kieran Whyteleafe starts to see little coincidences happening around him he decides to investigate their meaning. The coincidences seem to centre . . .

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Mortal Ghost by L. Lee Lowe

It’s a fiery hot summer, and sixteen-year-old Jesse Wright is on the run. An oddly gifted boy, he arrives in a new city where the direction of his life is about to change. He’s hungry and lonely and desperate – and beset by visions of a stranger who is being brutally tortured. And then there are Jesse’s own memories of . . .

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Corvus by L. Lee Lowe

In an alternate present the minds of teen offenders are uploaded into computers for rehabilitation—a form of virtual wilderness therapy. Zach is a homo cognoscens, one of the new humans who can navigate the Fulgrid. Though still a high school student, he is indentured to the Fulgur Corporation as a counsellor. Laura is a homo sapiens. Their story is part . . .

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Raven’s Gift by Tobias D. Robison

Life is difficult, even if you're good at it.

NB: Raven’s Gift is available only as a podcast. Raven has an unusual gift, or is it a curse: a nose that can smell almost anything. During her adventures in medieval, magical Ausland, she must defeat a dragon, an army of giant-size warriors, and three evil wizards. She will master the greatest bit of nose-magic, and learn how to . . .

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MORTAL GHOST

Slow start, profound finish.

By Chris Poirier, editor

Aug 6, 2008: I read Mortal Ghost last night. Perhaps I should clarify: I read all of Mortal Ghost last night. The last time I went cover to cover on a book in one day, it was Ellen Hopkins’s Crank—a year ago.

Mortal Ghost begins with some legitimate fear and an act of mercy. Jesse is in his teens, homeless, and alone. He’s just spent the night under a bridge—not his first—and the big items on his list for the day are finding some [more . . .]

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TOKYO DEMONS

Tokyo Demons – Ambitious and fun to follow

By SgL, author of Tales of the Big Bad Wolf - Queen of Swans

Jul 10, 2012: Tokyo Demons is true to its inspiration. It describes itself as a work that was modeled after the Japanese light novel, replete with illustrations.

It was the illustrations themselves that brought this serial to my attention last year. Having been a fan of REM, artist on YenPress’ manga adaptation of Gail Carriger’s Soulless, I was very interested in keeping this story on my watch list.

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