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Clementine and Rudy

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 By: Siobhan  Curham Location: FIC CUR Genre: Contemporary- Fiction- Poetry, Art Rudy is a street artist; Clementine is a poet. The day after Rudy sneaks out late one night and posts her first piece of artwork, Clem discovers it, awestruck. She takes a photo, writes a poem in response and posts them together on Instagram. Soon the two fifteen-year-olds meet and begin their unique friendship, one that nurtures creativity and results in a special creative collaboration. The girls may be from very different backgrounds, and experiencing difficulties at home, but each strives to be true to herself and follow her dreams ‘Clementine and Rudy’ follows the dual perspectives of two fifteen-year old girls called Clementine and Rudy, who connect over their love of street art and decide to join forces to create their own street art using Rudy’s art and Clementine’s poetry. However, the two girls are also dealing with their own personal struggles, as Rudy deals with her mothers new boyfriend moving

To Kill a Kingdom

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 By: Alexandra Christo Loation: FIC CHR Genre: Fantasy “Technically, I’m a murderer, but I like to think that’s one of my better qualities.” "oh man. this is soooo dark. apparently everything disney taught me about the little mermaid is so very wrong! and honestly, i really dont mind."- jessica Princess Lira is siren royalty and the most lethal of them all. With the hearts of seventeen princes in her collection, she is revered across the sea. Until a twist of fate forces her to kill one of her own. To punish her daughter, the Sea Queen transforms Lira into the one thing they loathe most—a human. Robbed of her song, Lira has until the winter solstice to deliver Prince Elian’s heart to the Sea Queen or remain a human forever. The ocean is the only place Prince Elian calls home, even though he is heir to the most powerful kingdom in the world. Hunting sirens is more than an unsavory hobby—it’s his calling. When he rescues a drowning woman in the ocean, she’s more than what she

Ruby Tuesday

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                                                    By: Hayley Lawrence Location: FIC LAW Genre: Abuse, Friendship, Redemption Ruby was named after a song about freedom, but she’s far from free. She’s trapped by her mum’s accident, her past as a famous pianist a distant memory. This was never the plan – both of them invisible and voiceless in a dusty small town. And Ruby wants to be heard. But that was before Joey Milano. Before that awful party. Now the only thing Ruby’s sure of is that she’ll never ever trust anyone again. When the opportunity of a lifetime comes knocking, and a boy from her past reaches out, Ruby’s not fooled. Some things are broken beyond repair. Or are they? "“Let people talk. What they think of you isn’t your responsibility. Just don’t let them make you feel ashamed. Your worth is your own and you don’t negotiate that with anyone.” I absolutely devoured this book. It was beautifully written and really captured what it’s like to be a girl in high school. I i

The Prison Doctor

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  By: Dr Amanda Brown Location: NF 920 BRO Genre: Real life Doctor in prison stories Dr Amanda Brown has treated inmates in the UK’s most infamous prisons – first in young offenders’ institutions, then at the notorious Wormwood Scrubs and finally at Europe’s largest women-only prison in Europe, Bronzefield. From miraculous pregnancies to dirty protests, and from violent attacks on prisoners to heartbreaking acts of self-harm, she has witnessed it all. In this memoir, Amanda reveals the stories, the patients and the cases that have shaped a career helping those most of us would rather forget.   "It’s a quick read, structured and emotional without getting too bogged down in facts or opinions. Dr Brown lets the stories and the people speak for themselves, and I think it’s this simplicity that makes it work so well. It’s certainly brought to my attention a forgotten route in healthcare, and might make me think twice about all those missed appointments we get at work from prisoners who

The Other Passenger

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 By: Louise Candlish Location: FIC CAN Genre; Thriller, Mystery and Crime ‘Twists aplenty, and such wonderful observation - I loved it'  Clare Mackintosh 'An addictive, twisty page-turner that will give you nightmares about the suburban dream'  Alice Feeney 'A devilishly good thriller with a wicked ending. Loved it'  Laura Kemp 'Utterly gripping'   RED 'Full of marvellously toxic characters'  Best   FROM THE BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF  OUR HOUSE , WINNER OF THE CRIME & THRILLER BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARD On the morning of Monday 23rd December, Jamie Buckby takes the commuter riverboat from his home in St Mary’s, southeast London, to work in Central London, noting that his good friend and neighbour Kit Roper has not turned up for the 7.30am service they usually catch together.   At the London Eye, where he disembarks for his job in a cafĂ© behind the South Bank Centre, Jamie is met by the police. Kit has been reported missing by his wife.   As Jamie is take

The Girl I Used To Be

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By: April Henry  Location: FIC HEN Genre: Thriller, Mystery Olivia was only three years old when her mother was killed and everyone suspected her father of murder. But his whereabouts remained a mystery. Fast forward fourteen years. New evidence now proves Olivia's father was actually murdered on the same fateful day her mother died. That means there's a killer still at large. Now Olivia is determined to uncover who that might be. But can she do that before the killer tracks her down first? Location: FIC HEN Genre: Mystery, Thriller The Girl I Used to Be  is another thrilling murder-mystery that'll have you on the edge of your seat from the  New York Times -bestselling author April Henry, the author of the Point Last Seen series,  Girl, Stolen , and  The Girl Who Was Supposed to Die . "I liked this little YA Thriller. It was a lot of fun, it was fast, and it kept me turning the pages."

When The Ground is Hard

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By: Malla Nunn Location: FIC NUN Genre:  Historical Fiction, Africa, Coming of Age, Mystery A stunning and heartrending mystery set in a Swaziland boarding school about two girls of different castes who bond over a shared copy of Jane Eyre. Adele loves being one of the popular girls at Keziah Christian Academy. She knows the upcoming semester at school will be great with her best friend Delia at her side. Then Delia dumps her for a new girl with more money, and Adele is forced to share a room with Lottie, the school pariah, who doesn't pray and defies teachers' orders. As they share a copy of Jane Eyre, Lottie's gruff exterior and honesty grow on Adele, and together they take on bullies and protect each other from the vindictive and prejudiced teachers. When a boy goes missing on campus, Adele and Lottie must work together to solve the mystery, in the process learn the true meaning of friendship. "Every now and then you read a book that is an utter surprise an

Snow

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y  By: Gina Inverarity    Location: FIC INV Genre: Fantasy, re-telling When the girl brought my bowl she was in and out through the door like she couldn’t move fast enough. And when the lock clicked after her I found something she’d left. A knife. And not one for spreading butter, but a sharp one for slitting throats. Locked in a cell by her stepmother, Snow grows small but she still grows. Even so, she’s hardly a match for a world gone wild, where the sun has disappeared behind clouds for good. The night the hunter takes her into the forest with orders to cut out her heart, Snow makes him a promise she isn’t sure she can keep. And then she runs. Snow’s life is no fairytale. As she grows up her path will take her into the mountains, over misty passes, desolate gorges and alpine rivers, as well as to the city, where she will make her case for the return of what is hers. And her childish promise will not be forgotten. A dark and lyrical  Snow White  retelling set in a post-climate-chang

Punching The Air

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 By: Ibi Zoboi and Yusef Salaam Location: FIC ZOB Genre: Poetry Fiction, Social Justice, Race Powerful, lyrical, and emotional. This book is a perfect distillation of impotent rage, creative energy, and hesitant, desperate hope he story that I thought was my life didn’t start on the day I was born Amal Shahid has always been an artist and a poet. But even in a diverse art school, he’s seen as disruptive and unmotivated by a biased system. Then one fateful night, an altercation in a gentrifying neighbourhood escalates into tragedy. “Boys just being boys” turns out to be true only when those boys are white. The story that I think will be my life starts today Suddenly, at just sixteen years old, Amal’s bright future is upended: he is convicted of a crime he didn’t commit and sent to prison. Despair and rage almost sink him until he turns to the refuge of his words, his art. This never should have been his story. But can he change it? "I don't think I can express how important, po

All The Stars and Teeth

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By: Adalyn Grace Location: FIC GRA Genre: Fantasy, Romance Series: All Stars and Teeth #1 "I love pirates, but have been let down with a lot of the pirate-type books! However, here is one that totally changed my mind! I'll also add that the cover is one of my favorites of the year! Amora was pretty freaking awesome! I easily connected with her and what she was going through and had to face! Then there were the boys! I loved Bastian and Ferrick, especially Bastion, though! And Vataea has my heart! She was vicious and lovable at the same time! The bond between the crew was one that I would want to truly be a part of. All I want in my life right now is to set sail on Keel Haul—that's the ship, by the way! The author put a whole unique spin on the pirate life with wonderful and vivid descriptions that had me captivated from one. Now, give me all the bones and all the magic, and I'm seriously excited for book 2!" Candance Named as one of  Entertainment Weekly

A Heart In A Body In The World

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 By: Deb Caletti Location: FIC CAL Genre:  Mental Health, Contemporary Fiction “She survived something big, and when you survive something big, you are always, always aware that next time you might not.” “This is one for the ages.” —Gayle Forman, “A book everyone should read right now.” — The New York Times Book Review “A vital and heartbreaking story that brings together the #MeToo movement, the effects of gun violence, and the struggle of building oneself up again after crisis.” — Elle “Equal parts heartbreaking and hopeful.” — BookPage A Printz Honor Book Each step in Annabelle’s 2,700-mile cross-country run brings her closer to facing a trauma from her past in National Book Award finalist Deb Caletti’s novel about the heart, all the ways it breaks, and its journey to healing. Because sometimes against our will, against all odds, we go forward. Then… Annabelle’s life wasn’t perfect, but it was full—full of friends, family, love. And a boy…whose attention Annabelle

Serious Series

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By: ALL your favouite Authors Location: OUR New Library Stack Genre: All you favourite series  We are excited to unleash our new library stack full of your favourute series: All the Rick Riordan books Hunger Games Harry Potter Mortal Instruments Mistborn Selection series Cherub Series Young Samurai Thrine of Glass Alex Rider Bodyguard Twilight