Inky awards ~ Winners announced!

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Thank you to all who contributed towards the voting of *Inky Awards for teen fiction!


The Intern, by Gabrielle Tozer
*Gold award*
Josie Browning dreams of having it all. A stellar academic record, an amazing career in journalism – and for her current crush to realise she actually exists. The only problem? Josie can’t get through twenty-four hours without embarrassing her sister Kat or her best friend Angel, let alone herself. Josie’s luck changes though when she lands an internship at the glossy fashion magazine Sash. A coveted columnist job is up for grabs, but Josie’s got some tough competition in the form of two other interns. Battle lines are drawn and Josie quickly learns that the magazine industry is far from easy, especially under the reign of powerful editor, Rae Swanson. From the lows of coffee-fetching and working 10-hour days, to the highs of mingling with celebrities, scoring endless free beauty products (plus falling for her cousin’s seriously gorgeous flatmate James) this is one year Josie will never forget.




Fangirl, by Rainbow Rowell
*Silver award*A coming-of-age tale of fan fiction, family and first love.

Cath is a Simon Snow fan. But for Cath, being a fan is her life — and she’s really good at it. She and her twin sister, Wren, ensconced themselves in the Simon Snow series when they were just kids; it’s what got them through their mother leaving. Reading. Rereading. Hanging out in Simon Snow forums, writing Simon Snow fan fiction, dressing up like the characters for every movie premiere. Cath’s sister has mostly grown away from fandom, but Cath can’t let go. She doesn’t want to. Now that they’re going to college, Wren has told Cath she doesn’t want to be roommates. Cath is on her own, completely outside of her comfort zone. She’s got a surly roommate with a charming, always-around boyfriend, a fiction-writing professor who thinks fan fiction is the end of the civilized world, a handsome classmate who only wants to talk about words…And she can’t stop worrying about her dad, who’s loving and fragile and has never really been alone. For Cath, the question is: Can she do this? Can she make it without Wren holding her hand? Is she ready to start living her own life? Writing her own stories? And does she even want to move on if it means leaving Simon Snow behind?

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Lorali by Laura Dockrill

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Looking after a naked girl he found washed up under Hastings pier isn’t exactly how Rory had imagined spending his sixteenth birthday. But more surprising than finding her in the first place is discovering where she has come from.
Lorali is running not just from the sea, not just from her position as princess, but her entire destiny. Lorali has rejected life as a mermaid, and become human.
But along with Lorali’s arrival, and the freak weather suddenly battering the coast, more strange visitors begin appearing in Rory’s bemused Sussex town. With beautifully coiffed hair, sharp-collared shirts and a pirate ship shaped like a Tudor house, the Abelgare boys are a mystery all of their own. What are they really up to? Can Rory protect Lorali? And who from? And where does she really belong, anyway?

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Colourful, raw, brave, rich and fantastical – an extraordinary mermaid in an ordinary town.

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Happy reading Ms Ambrosini.

The Iron Traitor by Julie Kagawa Book #2 the iron fey : call of the forgotten series

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After his unexpected journey into the lands of the fey, Ethan Chase just wants to get back to normal. Well, as “normal” as you can be when you see faeries every day of your life. Suddenly the former loner with the bad reputation has someone to try for-his girlfriend, Kenzie. Never mind that he’s forbidden to see her again.
But when your name is Ethan Chase and your sister is one of the most powerful faeries in the Nevernever, “normal” simply isn’t to be. For Ethan’s nephew, Keirran, is missing, and may be on the verge of doing something unthinkable in the name of saving his own love. Something that will fracture the human and faery worlds forever, and give rise to the dangerous fey known as the Forgotten. As Ethan’s and Keirran’s fates entwine and Keirran slips further into darkness, Ethan’s next choice may decide the fate of them all.

Book #3 The Iron Warrior out November 2015

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Fearless by Marianne Curley book #3 Avena series

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Ebony and Nathaneal were in love before they were even born.… Torn apart and kept in different worlds, will they finally reunite in this exquisite conclusion to Hidden and Broken?
Ebony was kept hidden on Earth for sixteen years, unaware that she was an angel. Unaware that her true soulmate, Nathaneal, was searching for her. Now ready to claim her rightful place with him, in a cruel twist of fate Ebony is captured and imprisoned in a version of hell.
Knowing that Nathaneal will come for her, Ebony is determined to fight against the evil that holds her prisoner. As long as she has Nathaneal’s love, Ebony has nothing to fear. Can Nathaneal break through the gates of hell? Will these long-lost lovers finally reunite and fulfil their destiny? For more book reviews go to:

Ms Ambrosini


Off the page by Jodi Picoult & Samantha Vanleer

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Sixteen-year-old Delilah is finally united with Oliver, a prince literally taken from the pages of a fairy tale. There are, however, complications now that Oliver has been able to enter the real world. To exist in Delilah’s world, Oliver must take the place of a regular boy. Enter Edgar, who agrees to take Oliver’s role in Delilah’s favourite book. In this multi-layered universe, the line between what is on the page and what is possible is blurred, but all must be resolved for the characters to live happily ever after. For those of you who enjoyed reading ‘Between the lines’ then book #2 is a must! ‘Off the Page’ is a tender and appealing romantic novel filled with humour, adventure and magical relationships. For more book reviews go to:


 Not sure if this book is for you? Then watch the ‘Between the lines’ book trailer below.  Ms Ambrosini

The Best of Me by Nicholas Sparks ~ Movie Trailer

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Based on the bestselling novel by acclaimed author Nicholas Sparks“The Best of Me” tells the story of Dawson and Amanda, two former high school sweethearts who find themselves reunited after 20 years apart, when they return to their small town for the funeral of a beloved friend. Their bittersweet reunion reignites the love they’ve never forgotten, but soon they discover the forces that drove them apart twenty years ago live on, posing even more serious threats today. Spanning decades, this epic love story captures the enduring power of our first true love, and the wrenching choices we face when confronted with elusive second chances.
                                                              * In Cinemas 29 October *  
For those who love a little romance, this is a good pick for you… if you get a chance to, give the book a go first before you see the movie…(the book is usually better!) and then you can compare the story and endings. 🙂
From Mrs. Robinson

If you loved the fault in our stars, try these titles

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Due to the ever growing success with The fault in our stars by John Green, followed by the lengthy reserve queue, I’ve compiled a list of fiction titles with similar themes. These are stories of love, loss and learning to live again.

A walk to remember by Nicholas Sparks

Good oil by Laura Buzo

The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks

Before I die by Jenny Downham

You don’t even know by Sue Lawson

Zac & Mia by A. J. Betts

If I stay by Gayle Forman

Just one day by Gayle Forman

Send me a sign by Tiffany Schmidt

See you soon, Ms Ambrosini 🙂



“Oh, Augustus Waters!”



If I Stay ~ Movie

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if-i-staySeventeen-year-old Mia is faced with a hard decision:  To follow her musical dreams—even if it means losing her boyfriend and leaving her family and friends behind – or to follow a different path to be with Adam, the love of her life?

Then one February morning, Mia goes for a drive with her family and in an instant, everything changes with her own life hanging in the balance. Suddenly, she is caught between life and death. For one revealing day, Mia has only one decision left – which will not only decide her future, but her ultimate fate.

If I Stay is a heartachingly beautiful story about the power of love, the true meaning of family, and the choices we all make.

Based on the best-selling novel by Gayle Forman.
Reserve your copy in the library today!  🙂

Mrs. Robinson
                                                     *In Cinemas August 2014*

Eleanor & Park

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9781409120544Two misfits. One extraordinary love.
Eleanor is the new girl in town, and with her chaotic family life, her mismatched clothes and unruly red hair, she couldn’t stick out more if she tried.  Standing behind him until he turns his head. Lying beside him until he wakes up. 

Park is the boy at the back of the bus. Black T-shirts, headphones, head in a book – he thinks he’s made himself invisible. But not to Eleanor. He knows she’ll love a song before he plays it for her. He laughs at her jokes before she ever gets to the punch line. There’s a place on his chest, just below his throat, that makes her want to keep promises…

Set over the course of one school year, this is the story of two star-crossed sixteen-year-olds who begin to fall for each other. They fall in love the way you do the first time, when you’re young and brave, with nothing to fear or lose.

 Eleanor & Park reminded me not just what it’s like to be young and in love with a girl, but also what it’s like to be young and in love with a book.”– John Green, author of “The Fault in Our Stars”  

This romantic and fun read is very popular… Be sure to reserve your copy in the library today! 🙂

Mrs. Robinson 

The Fault in Our Stars movie

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faultinourstarsFrom the much loved and best selling novel “The Fault in Our Stars” by John Green, comes the film of this captivating story. Hazel and Gus are two extraordinary teenagers who share an acerbic wit, a disdain for the conventional, and a love that sweeps them — and us — on an unforgettable journey. Their relationship is all the more miraculous, given that they met and fell in love at a cancer support group. Exploring the fun, thrill and tragedy of being alive and in love, this beautiful story will be sure to touch your heart.  

                            **In Cinemas Thursday 5 June 2014**

Sara Robinson