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Author Guest Post from Sarah Naughton

Hello! Today I have an awesome blog post from the author of The Hanged Man Rises, Sarah Naughton, talking about ghosts! Do you believe in ghosts, and can you still be scared of things you don't believe in?

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When their parents are killed in a fire, Titus Adams and his little sister Hannah are left to fend for themselves in the cruel and squalid slums of Victorian London. Taking shelter with his friend and saviour, Inspector Pilbury, Titus should feel safe. But though the inspector has just caught and hung a notorious child-murderer, the murders haven't stopped. Now everyone is a suspect, even the inspector himself, and unless Titus can find a way to end the killings, he will lose all that is dear to him.
For this evil cannot be contained, even by death.


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The Hanged Man Rises is my first book and it’s about two of my favourite things: London and ghosts.  London’s an old city and it has a lot of ghosts: you’re walking their streets, travelling on their tube train…

Book Review: The Hanged Man Rises by Sarah Naughton

Title: The Hanged Man Rises Author: Sarah Naughton
Series: Standalone
Pages: 234
Publisher: Simon and Schuster Children's Books
Date of Publication: 28th February 2013
Source: Publisher*
Synopsis from Goodreads:When their parents are killed in a fire, Titus Adams and his little sister Hannah are left to fend for themselves in the cruel and squalid slums of Victorian London. Taking shelter with his friend and saviour, Inspector Pilbury, Titus should feel safe. But though the inspector has just caught and hung a notorious child-murderer, the murders haven't stopped. Now everyone is a suspect, even the inspector himself, and unless Titus can find a way to end the killings, he will lose all that is dear to him.
For this evil cannot be contained, even by death.

My Thoughts:
I haven't read a historical book for a while, so I was really excited to get started with The Hanged Man Rises, and it was great to read something different. It was a quick, fun read that I would definitely recom…

Book Review: Scarlet by Marissa Meyer

Title: Scarlet  Author: Marissa Meyer
Series:  The Lunar Chronicles, #2
Pages: 452
Publisher: Puffin
Date of Publication: 7th February 2013
Source: Publisher*
Synopsis from Goodreads: This is not the fairytale you remember.

But it’s one you won’t forget.

Scarlet Benoit’s grandmother is missing. The police have closed her case. The only person Scarlet can turn to is Wolf, a street fighter she does not trust, but they are drawn to each other.

Meanwhile, in New Beijing, Cinder will become the Commonwealth’s most wanted fugitive – when she breaks out of prison to stay one step ahead of vicious Queen Levana.

As Scarlet and Wolf expose one mystery, they encounter Cinder and a new one unravels. Together they must challenge the evil queen, who will stop at nothing to make Prince Kai her husband, her king, her prisoner...

My Thoughts:
I wasn't sure if I would like Cinder, back when I read it last summer. To my surprise, I absolutely loved it so I was super excited to read Scarlet, the sequel/companion.…

Happily Ever Endings: The Killables by Gemma Malley

Happily Ever Endings... was born out of sheer frustration. You know how when you read a series and you love it but the last book takes a little while to come out and then you sort of forget parts of the novel? That's what these posts are going to serve to remedy. Happily Ever Ending... is a short post about what happened at the ending of each book that is going to be in a series for people who need a quick reminder of what happened in the previous installment. It's really annoying when you can't remember what happens and don't have time for a reread, so this hopefully will be a huge help! __________
Synopsis from Goodreads: Everyone accepted that people were different physically. But inside? Inside, they were different too. You just had to know how to tell, what to look for. Evil has been eradicated. The City has been established. And citizens may only enter after having the 'evil' part of their brain removed. They are labelled on the System according to how &#…

#TFIOSlive

Hey! So, on 3rd February 2013, I went to #TFIOSlive, which was John Green's UK tour to celebrate the release of The Fault In Our Stars in the UK. It was awesome, as expected, and I just thought I'd do a quick write-up!


My seat was in the gallery, so I had a pretty good view of everything that went on on the stage. It started with John Green introducing The Fault In Our Stars by telling us a little bit about it and how his work in a children's hospital inspired him, but it took years and years to make it into the story that it is today. He told us about a nerdfighter called Esther Earl, who, although the story isn't about her and Hazel isn't her, had a big influence on the way that he wrote the book. Then he read the first couple of pages of the book, before introducing his brother, Hank, to the stage.
Hank sang a couple of his songs, starting with Strange Charm. He sang a couple more, including Accio Deathly Hallows which was awesome because that was requested by …

Letterbox Love #3

Hello! Letterbox Love is hosted by Lynsey over at Narratively Speaking, and it showscases everything we've received in the last week. Mine's for a few weeks though, because I've been lazy, again :P Anyway, onto the books! (Also, really sorry it's really late! My camera wouldn't work and I've been out all day (more details at the bottom))



RECEIVED FOR REVIEW
Prodigy by Marie Lu
This is the sequel to Legend, which came out last year. I really enjoyed Legend, so I'm looking forward to reading this! Thanks to Penguin for this! Released.

Scarlet by Marissa Meyer
Again, thanks to Penguin for this one! It's the sequel to Cinder, which is about cyborgs, and I read and loved it in the summer last year so I'm super excited to get to this one! Out February.

The Indigo Spell by Richelle Mead
AHHH! Reading this one now and it's as awesome as ever. I LOVE Richelle Mead's YA books so much... Anyway, this is the third book in the Bloodlines series, which is a s…