Spell The Month In Books originated on Reviews From The Stacks.
“So you are going to kill me . . . You set me up so your friends could capture me. You’re real good at letting others do your dirty work . . .”
Sephy and Callum have been friends since early childhood. And that’s as far as it can go. Because theirs is a world full of prejudice, racism, distrust and mounting terrorist violence.
Despite this all, a romance builds between the two friends.
But this is a love that could lead both of them into terrible danger . . .
Discover some of the GREATEST CASES EVER SOLVED by Daisy Wells, Hazel Wong and their friends, including four stories that have never been shared before . . .
Daisy and Hazel face an artfully sinister villain in THE CASE OF THE SECOND SCREAM and a threat to those they hold dear in THE CASE OF THE UNINVITED GUEST. They crack fiendish codes in THE CASE OF THE MISSING TREASURE, and the Junior Pinkertons take the lead in THE HOUND OF WESTON SCHOOL. THE CASE OF THE DROWNED PEARL makes waves in a seaside resort, and the outbreak of the Second World War doesn’t stop May Wong’s ambition to be the greatest spy ever in MAY WONG AND THE DEADLY FLAT.
What would happen if words disappeared forever?
Set in a whimsical town called Inkwell, a place with an ancient secret history, this fairytale-like adventure will uncover the key to the power hidden within words.
The Word-Keeper is a tale about a savvy bookmark named Ben that unwillingly becomes an evil imp with only one objective: follow the orders of his master and destroy the words that live inside books.
Only one girl can stop him. Her name is Florence Ibbot. She is eleven years old, oddly eloquent and a quiet observer of the world. But above all, Florence is a keen logophile and is willing to sacrifice everything to protect the words.
She sets out to discover who is behind this. The journey will take her to the origins of writing and inspiration. But she’ll also have to face the most treacherous adversary, Zyler, a ruthless sorceress whose sole mission is to ruin one of humankind’s most precious possessions: the gift of language.
As the final battle approaches, Florence will have to learn how to wield words instead of the sword. Is Florence brave enough to become who she was born to be?
The first Nought Prime Minister, Toney Durbridge, is about to go on trial for the murder of notorious ganglord, Dan Jeavons. Tobey insists he is being framed. There were ten seats at Dan’s dinner party the night he was killed and each guest had their own reasons for wishing him dead.
Sephy Hadley was one of the guests that night. Haunted by the idea that she didn’t do enough to stop the death of her first love, Callum McGregor, Sephy will not sit quietly and wait for accusations to fall on her now. She has her children to protect . . .
It’s time that actions speak louder than words. Time that the truth is uncovered. Time for the endgame.
Are you sure we shouldn’t just go to the police?’ I asked. ‘Don’t be stupid,’ said Daisy severely. ‘We don’t have any evidence yet. We don’t even have a body. They’d simply laugh at us. No, we’re on our own. And anyway, this is our murder case.’
When Daisy Wells and Hazel Wong set up a secret detective agency at Deepdean School for Girls, they can’t find a truly exciting mystery to investigate. (Unless you count The Case of Lavinia’s Missing Tie. Which they don’t)
Then Hazel discovers the body of the Science Mistress, Miss Bell – but when she and Daisy return five minutes later, the body has disappeared. Now the girls have to solve a murder, and prove a murder happened in the first place, before the killer strikes again (and before the police get there first, naturally).
But will they succeed? And can their friendship stand the test?
(the) Book Thief – Markus Zusak
THIS IS THE TALE OF THE BOOK THIEF, AS NARRATED BY DEATH. AND WHEN DEATH TELLS A STORY, YOU REALLY HAVE TO LISTEN.
It’s just a small story really – about, amongst other things:
SOME FANATICAL GERMANS
A JEWISH FIST FIGHTER
AND QUITE A LOT OF THIEVERY.
Empire Of Storms – Sarah J. Maas
BLOOD WILL RUN.
DREAMS WILL SHATTER.
AN ARMY MUST RISE.
The assassin-queen has sworn not to turn her back on her kingdom again. Especially when she might be the only one who can raise an army to keep the Dark King from unleashing his beasts upon them all. But Erawan will wield Aelin’s past, her allies, and her enemies against her.
With a powerful court trusting Aelin to lead them, and her heart devoted to the warrior-prince at her side, what – or who – is she willing to sacrifice to spare her world from being torn apart?
Red Queen – Victoria Aveyard
This is a world divided by blood – Red or Silver.
The Reds are commoners, ruled by a silver elite in posession of god-like superpowers. And to seventeen-year-old Mare, a Red girl from the poverty-striken Stilts, it seems like nothing will ever change.
But Mare possesses a deadly talent of her own. One that threatens to destroy the balance of power.
Fearful of her potential, the Silvers hide Mare in plain view, declaring her a long-lost Silver princess. Knowing that one false move will mean her death, Mare must use her new position to bring down the regime – from the inside.
Now Mare has entered a game of betrayal and lies.
THIS IS REDS AGAINST SILVERS, PRINCE AGAINST PRINCE, AND MARE AGAINST HER OWN HEART . . .
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