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Library Loans: June 2017

A relatively quiet month for me library books wise. I've not been able to read as much because I'm into GCSE marking contract season so most of my reading has been GCSE exam papers however I have managed to read a few things from the library this month I thoroughly enjoyed.

Once and for All by Sarah Dessen

As bubbly as champagne and delectable as wedding cake, Once and for All, Sarah Dessen's thirteenth novel, is set in the world of wedding planning, where crises are routine.

Louna, daughter of famed wedding planner Natalie Barrett, has seen every sort of wedding: on the beach, at historic mansions, in fancy hotels and clubs. Perhaps that's why she's cynical about happily-ever-after endings, especially since her own first love ended tragically. When Louna meets charming, happy-go-lucky serial dater Ambrose, she holds him at arm's length. But Ambrose isn't about to be discouraged, now that he's met the one girl he really wants.

Sarah Dessen’s many, many fans will adore her latest, a richly satisfying, enormously entertaining story that has everything—humor, romance, and an ending both happy and imperfect, just like life itself.

I've loved Sarah Dessen's novels for years and was very excited when this crept up on me and I found it quite by accident on the library catalogue. As I hoped this book was a fabulous summer read and I really enjoyed it. 

The Space Between by Meg Grehan

 It’s New Year’s Eve, and Beth plans to spend a whole year alone, in her snug, safe house. But she has reckoned without floppy-eared, tail-wagging Mouse, who comes nosing to her window. Followed shortly by his owner, Alice. As Beth’s year of solitude rolls out, Alice gently steals her way first into Beth’s house and later into her heart. And by the time New Year’s Eve comes round again – who knows?

A tender and delicate love story in verse, The Space Between is a tale of how warmth, support and friendship can overcome mental anguish.

Another library catalogue find and a bonus surprise that it is a novel written in verse. It's really sweet and subtle and beautifully written.

Ms Marvel

Marvel Comics presents the new Ms. Marvel, the groundbreaking heroine that has become an international sensation!

Kamala Khan is an ordinary girl from Jersey City — until she's suddenly empowered with extraordinary gifts. But who truly is the new Ms. Marvel? Teenager? Muslim? Inhuman? Find out as she takes the Marvel Universe by storm! When Kamala discovers the dangers of her newfound powers, she unlocks a secret behind them, as well. Is Kamala ready to wield these immense new gifts? Or will the weight of the legacy before her be too much to bear? Kamala has no idea, either. But she's comin' for you, Jersey! 

I must admit I am more a DC girl but I'd heard lots about this book so I went to hunt it down at the library. Sadly when I originally tried to borrow it the only copy the Millennium Library had in stock had been lost (or stolen by someone naughty) but after a bit of a wait for a new copy it arrived this month. I thoroughly enjoyed it and am looking forward to borrowing the rest over the summer holidays.