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Review: The Devil in the Corner by Patricia Elliott

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Title: The Devil in the Corner
Author: Patricia Elliott
Publisher: Hachette Childrens
Publication Date: 6 March 2014
Source: Review Copy
Rating: 3/5

Synopsis from Goodreads

Penniless, and escaping the horrors of life as a governess to brutal households, Maud seeks refuge with the cousin-by-marriage she never knew. But Juliana quashes Maud’s emerging friendships with the staff…

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The burden of debt has become the lens through which I see my workplace, and it is rapidly altering my view of my profession. I can no longer fulfill my classroom duties without wondering if the ultimate price, for many of my students, is a form of indenture. This is not an extreme way of putting it. After all, the indentured have to go into debt in order to find work, and their wages are then used to pay off the debts. I have concluded that it is immoral to expect young people to privately debt-finance a basic social good like education, especially if we are telling them that a college degree is their passport to a livelihood that is increasingly thin on the ground.
NYU Professor: Are Student Loans Immoral? - The Daily Beast (via ronmarks)

We should be funding higher education based on means testing. Don’t let a good education be only for those with a padded bank account.
Nobody should have to live in perpetual debt in order to get the career they want.
It’s like a legalised firm of slavery.

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The Collectors Society by @hymheather 

Spotlight: The Collectors Society by Heather Lyons

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THE COLLECTORS’ SOCIETY Synopsis

From the author of the Fate series and The Deep End of the Sea comes a fantastical romantic adventure that has Alice tumbling down the strangest rabbit hole yet.

After years in Wonderland, Alice has returned to England as an adult, desperate to reclaim sanity and control over her life. An enigmatic gentleman with an intriguing job offer…

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What advice do you have for teenagers that are interested in working in the publishing industry?
book-angel-emma book-angel-emma Said:

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Hey! We have lots of blog posts with publishing career advice on our blog (such as this, this and this), but one things we can definitely recommend is doing something book-related in your spare time. Maybe you can run a book blog, work at a bookshop, write for a local newspaper or volunteer at  bookish events. (And if you’re from the UK and you haven’t done your work experience at school yet, you can request to do it at a publishing company. We have 15-year-old interns who come into the office for one week quite often!)

Review: Invisibility by Andrea Cremer and David Levithan

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Title: Invisibility
Author: Andrea Cremer and David Levithan
Publisher: Penguin
Publication Date: 7 May 2013
Source: Review Copy
Rating: 3.5/5

Synopsis from Goodreads

A magical romance between a boy cursed with invisibility and the one girl who can see him, by New York Times bestselling authors Andrea Cremer and David Levithan.

Stephen is used to invisibility. He was born…

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This series brought home the beauty of Slam Poetry for me and a complete eye-opening look at language in a different context. Butterflyingly Brilliant ;) 

Slammed Review Here

Point of Retrest Review HERE

This Girl Review Here

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Layken has suffered immeasurably from the loss of her father, and now she is being uprooted and moved across the country by her mother! A new school, a new home, and new neighbours… cue Will from stage right.

This is the ultimate boy next door story; it is love at first sight, although Layken…

The BEST kind of HARD KNOX to have in your life ;) @nwilliamsbooks 

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The Faded Trilogy by Chloe Miles

Series Overview

You only live once … unless you’re Hunter Emmerton.

A half-spirit girl. An irresistibly charming ghost. The beginning of a timeless first love. A town terrorized by evil … and dark forces who will stop at nothing to tear them apart. But how can they be together if they can’t even feel each other’s touch?

From the sweet love story of Faded to the heart-stopping action of See No Evil and the inspiring Ever After, find out why readers are buzzing about The Faded Trilogy … and falling head over heels for Hunter Emmerton.

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Title: Faded (The Faded Trilogy, Book 1)
Author: Chloe Miles
Genre: Young Adult/Paranormal Romance

Links: Goodreads |AmazonBarnes & Noble | iTunes

Synopsis

“Savannah wanted to kiss him, but she had never even kissed a human guy before, let alone a ghost. How was she supposed to kiss him if he wasn’t really there?”

Savannah has never been in love before, but she’s in love with Hunter Emmerton. He’s cute, funny, charming … and a ghost. How can you date someone if nobody else can see them?

When seventeen-year-old Savannah Fraser and her three friends are killed in a car accident, they are given a second chance at life by a group of century-old earthbound spirits who need their help.

Savannah learns she is a Chosen One, which means she can switch between human and spirit form, heal people, and control the weather—and she is also now invincible.

The Chosen Ones are the only ones who can defeat The Forces—a trio of evil half-spirits who are slowly destroying the perfect little town of Fort Everwick with violent storms and not-so-natural disasters—and stop them from harming everyone they care about.

The Forces are set on destroying everything Savannah knows and loves, but they also have a more sinister plan—they want a new member to join them. They won’t give up until they get the one they want—and they have Savannah firmly in their sights.

But what Savannah didn’t count on was falling in love with Hunter. She’s never loved anyone the way she loves Hunter, and she knows he loves her, too. But how can they be together forever if he no longer exists and she’s the only one who can see him?

Will Savannah have enough belief in herself to defeat The Forces, or will they be able to lure her to the dark side and turn her against her loved ones—and tear her and Hunter apart?

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Title: See No Evil (The Faded Trilogy, Book 2)
Author: Chloe Miles
Genre: Young Adult/Paranormal Romance

Links: Goodreads |AmazonBarnes & Noble | iTunes

Synopsis

“You could have perfect vision and still not see the evil in someone. Well, at least not want to see it, anyway.”

The enthralling story that was built in Faded continues in exciting and unexpected ways in this action-packed sequel in The Faded Trilogy.

Are Savannah’s dreams predicting the death of someone close to her? Or is it someone even closer than she thinks? Can Savannah save one of her best friends—and stop another from suffering the same fate?

Savannah will need more strength than she ever has before if she is to defeat The Forces for good, and with Hunter’s love and encouragement to believe in herself, she finds the confidence she never knew she had.

However, while The Chosen Ones become more confident in their roles as protectors of Fort Everwick, The Forces only become more evil—and prove they will stop at nothing to win.

What will Savannah do that will change everything and determine her position of power over The Forces forever—and prove to them that she just might have it in her to beat them at their own game?

But while becoming their biggest threat, it also reinforces Savannah’s position as Gwen’s most cherished target.

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Title: Ever After (The Faded Trilogy, Book 3)
Author: Chloe Miles
Genre: Young Adult/Paranormal Romance

Links: Goodreads |AmazonBarnes & Noble | iTunes

Synopsis

One of Savannah’s friends is hiding a secret that will change her life—forever.

In this heartbreaking yet heartwarming conclusion to The Faded Trilogy, Savannah is facing an epic final battle with The Forces—and the possibility of losing Hunter forever.

If Fort Everwick no longer needed protecting, and Hunter was free to cross over, would he stay with Savannah as he promised—or leave her to live the normal life she deserves?

Savannah can’t imagine her life without Hunter, but does he love her truly enough to let her go?

Until then, The Chosen Ones only have one thing on their mind—defeating The Forces. But they are stronger than ever—and not prepared to go down without a fight.

Will The Forces finally be defeated once and for all? And can Savannah and Hunter really live happily ever after?

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The Song: Enchanted by Taylor Swift

The Scene: The Winter Formal

The Winter Formal was one of my favorite scenes to write, as well as being such a pivotal moment for Savannah and Hunter’s relationship. I adore Taylor Swift, and this just so happens to be one of my favorite songs of hers. The lyrics perfectly capture the innocent romance and magic of Savannah appearing as though she is dancing around all alone to the outside world, although knowing very well herself that her perfect Prince Charming is dancing with her … even if she is the only one who can see him.

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Author Bio

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Chloe Miles is a twenty-something author, dreamer, shameless chocoholic, and hopeless romantic.

When she’s not writing or daydreaming, she loves escaping reality with her favorite playlists, eating too much chocolate, and curling up on her couch in her PJs with a good TV show and a cup of tea. The Faded Trilogy is her first series.

Links: Goodreads |AmazonBarnes & NobleiTunes | Twitter | Facebook

Musical Moments: Book Theme Song: The Faded Trilogy by Chloe Miles The Faded Trilogy by Chloe Miles Series Overview You only live once … unless you’re Hunter Emmerton.