Winter by John Marsden

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Synopsis: For twelve years Winter has been haunted. Her past, her memories, her feelings, will not leave her alone. And now, at sixteen, the time has come for her to act. She must head back to her old home, where a pair of family tragedies forever altered her life.


This is not the first time I’ve read this book.

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Winter by John Marsden

Pegasus by Robin Mckinley

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Synopsis: On her twelfth birthday, Princess Sylviianel is ceremonially bound to her own Pegasus, Ebon. For a thousand years humans and Pegasi have lived in peace, relying on human magicians and Pegasi shamans to converse. But close friends Sylvi and Ebon can talk. As their bond strengthens, can their friendship threaten to destroy the peace between their nations?


Actually not a horrific synopsis, no trimming required.  Maybe.

I really enjoyed Sunshine, also by Robin McKinley.  The general vibe of the whole book might make it seem a little cliched but it’s one of the better ones.

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Pegasus by Robin Mckinley

Dexter Graphic Novel by Jeff Lindsay

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Synopsis: Dexter Morgan isn’t just Miami’s #1 forensic blood splatter expert. He’s also a serial killer…who targets other serial killers! But now, the deeply damaged Dexter must face two of his worst nightmares: his high school reunion, and a former classmate with a secret that could destroy him!


Not entirely sure who gets the credit for the artwork there.  The book is illustrated by Dalibor Talajic but there’s a line on the site I got this image from that credits the cover artwork to Michael Del Mundo (pencils by).

I like comics, I like Dexter,…

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Dexter Graphic Novel by Jeff Lindsay

Touch by Claire North

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Synopsis: Kepler had never meant to die this way — viciously beaten to death by a stinking vagrant in a dark back alley. But when reaching out to the murderer for salvation in those last dying moments, a sudden switch takes place.


It took me ages to realise but Claire North is Kate Griffin is Catherine Webb.  I’ve been a fan of her writing for a long time – just about since she was first published at the age of 14.  I actually had this book as a gift from someone who had no clue of either her real name or my appreciation for her work.  I wasn’t entirely sure what to expect from this book.  I assumed (correctly as it turned out) that the name-change signified a change in material.  I had also been a little put off by the first Horatio Lyle book which I didn’t manage to finish.  I had some time free though so decided to go ahead.

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Touch by Claire North

Terrier by Tamora Pierce

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Synopsis: Beka Cooper is a rookie with the law-enforcing Provost’s Guard, commonly known as “the Provost’s Dogs,” in Corus, the capital city of Tortall. To the surprise of both the veteran “Dogs” and her fellow “puppies,” Beka requests duty in the Lower City. The Lower City is a tough beat. But it’s also where Beka was born, and she’s comfortable there.


On holiday thought I’d read some old favourites.

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The Sandman: Preludes and Nocturnes by Neil Gaiman et al.

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Synopsis: In PRELUDES & NOCTURNES, an occultist attempting to capture Death to bargain for eternal life traps her younger brother Dream instead. After his 70 year imprisonment and eventual escape, Dream, also known as Morpheus, goes on a quest for his lost objects of power. On his arduous journey Morpheus encounters Lucifer, John Constantine, and an all-powerful madman.

This book also includes the story “The Sound of Her Wings,” which introduces us to the pragmatic and perky goth girl Death.


I reread this recently so thought I’d do a review.

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The Sandman: Preludes and Nocturnes by Neil Gaiman et al.