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Skin Hunger

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A resurrection of magic ; book 1 Sadima’s mother died in her birthing. The magician paid to help did no such thing; …

Wolves by Simon Ing

Wolves by

I totally agree with that old saying “never judge a book by its cover”, but more often than not it is the …

More Than This by Patrick Ness

More Than This by

Seth is drowning. He isn’t going to survive, there is no out for him. He drowns. But death is not the end, …

jane eyre

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Jane Eyre’s parents die when she is an infant, and she is taken in by her uncle. Her uncle also dies, after …

seraphina

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Seraphina has lived her life hiding the truth about who she is; a half-dragon. Her mother died in childbirth, and until that …

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Ever since Katniss’ father died in a mining accident she has been the one to take care of her family. Her mother’s …

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Nailer is a ship breaker, one of those who make their living from scavenging the ships left over from the Accelerated Age. …

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Cassy lives with her grandmother. Her practical, sensible, responsible grandmother. Her mother is a dreamer, unable to look after herself let alone …

I capture the castle by Dodie Smith

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I capture the castle

Cassandra Mortmain’s father is a famous writer; unfortunatley he has been suffering from writer’s block for years. Her mother is dead, but she has a lovely stepmother now in Topaz. She also has a younger brother Thomas, and and older sister, Rose. And then there is Stephen, who has grown up with them, not forgetting the dog Heloise and the cat Abelard. They live in a ruin of a castle in England, and have no income. Which means no money for clothes, repairs, rent, or food. They have sold everything worth selling. And then the two Cotton brothers arrive on the scene.