“Some day you will be old enough to start reading fairy tales again.” C.S. Lewis

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Say Her Name by James Dawson

Roberta ‘Bobbie’ Rowe is not the kind of person who believes in ghosts. A Halloween dare at her ridiculously spooky boarding school is no big deal, especially when her best friend Naya and cute local boy Caine agree to join in too. They are ordered to summon the legendary ghost of ‘Bloody Mary’: say her name five times in front of a candlelit mirror, and she shall appear… But, surprise surprise, nothing happens. Or does it?

Next morning, Bobbie finds a message on her bathroom mirror… five days… but what does it mean? And who left it there? Things get increasingly weird and more terrifying for Bobbie and Naya, until it becomes all too clear that Bloody Mary was indeed called from the afterlife that night, and she is definitely not a friendly ghost. Bobbie, Naya and Caine are now in a race against time before their five days are up and Mary comes for them, as she has come for countless others before… A truly spine-chilling yet witty horror from shortlisted ‘Queen of Teen’ author James Dawson.

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The Madness by Alison Rattle

Sixteen-year-old Marnie lives in the idyllic coastal village of Clevedon. Despite being crippled by a childhood exposure to polio, she seems set to follow in her mother’s footsteps, and become a ‘dipper’, escorting fragile female bathers into the sea. Her life is simple and safe. But then she meets Noah. Charming, handsome, son-of-the-local-Lord, Noah. She quickly develops a passion for him – a passion which consumes her.

As Marnie’s infatuation turns to fixation she starts to lose her grip on reality, and a harrowing and dangerous obsession develops that seems certain to end in tragedy. Set in the early Victorian era when propriety, modesty and repression were the rule, this is a taut psychological drama in which the breakdown of a young woman’s emotional state will have a devastating impact on all those around her.

18042063Glimpse by Kendra Leighton

She glimpsed the past…and saw her future.

7 years have passed since the car accident that killed Liz’s mother and left her with no memory of the first 10 years of her life. Since then, nothing has felt right: on top of the perpetual nightmares, Liz keeps catching glimpses of things. Things that can’t really be there. Things nobody else can see.

When she inherits the famous Highwayman Inn and moves there with her dad, Liz is hoping for a fresh start. But if anything, life becomes stranger than ever. The sinister caretaker and his creepy son constantly seem to be lurking around, a beautiful boy called Zachary is haunting her, and out of the pitch-black night, the highwayman comes riding…

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Pointe by Brandy Colbert

Theo is better now.

She’s eating again, dating guys who are almost appropriate, and well on her way to becoming an elite ballet dancer. But when her oldest friend, Donovan, returns home after spending four long years with his kidnapper, Theo starts reliving memories about his abduction—and his abductor.

Donovan isn’t talking about what happened, and even though Theo knows she didn’t do anything wrong, telling the truth would put everything she’s been living for at risk. But keeping quiet might be worse.

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All the Rage by Courtney Summers

A 17-year-old girl’s attempt to blackmail her rich classmates results in her waking up on a dirt road with no money, no memory of how she got there and a semi-erased message she left for herself the only clue as to why. When she tries to piece together the evening before and all the events leading up to it, a dark and sinister game is revealed.

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Bombmaker by Claire McFall

The English government have closed the borders with their Celtic neighbours. Any Celt found in England is branded with a tattoo, found twice they are executed. Scottish Lizzie is the ‘property’ of psychopathic London gang boss Alexander. Can Lizzie escape Alexander’s deadly grip and at what price her betrayal?

Next in the series:

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Dead Silent by Sharon Jones

A snow angel etched in blood. An elite society. A secret dying to get out.​
The second Poppy Sinclair Thriller.

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Geek Girl 3 by Holly Smale

Darkness Hidden (The Name of the Blade #2) by Zoë Marriott

The Whispering Skull (Lockwood & Co. #2) by Jonathan Stroud

What are your choices?

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Comments on: "Top Ten 2014 Release I’m Dying To Read" (10)

  1. Oooh brilliant choices Luna :-) I also can’t wait for James Dawson’s new book although I’m pretty sure it’s gonna freak me out! ;) He’s an awesome writer though.

  2. I’m SO looking forward to Darkness Hidden, and Bombmaker and The Madness sound great too!

  3. Another post full of amazing covers! I have cover envy.

  4. Dahlia Adler said:

    I didn’t do debuts on mine but I am so. Freaking. Excited. for POINTE. And I am *dying* for ALL THE RAGE – it was the top of my list until it got bumped to 2015!

  5. I love books about ballet so I will have to add Pointe to my TBR. Say Her Name looks freaky but is kind of pulling me in! My TTT

  6. wow wonderful picks, something I have not seen on todays list yes! adding a bunch of these to my wishlist :)

  7. I haven’t even heard of most of your picks, but they look really cool. Glad you shared some new books! Love your list!

    Mary @ Mary Had a Little Book Blog
    My TTT

  8. If I didn’t think Say Her Name would scare the bejesus out of me, I would so have that on my list!

  9. Say Her Name looks amazing! I love Bloody Mary stories. Gonna look into it now, Thanks for stopping by (:

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