Posts Tagged ‘Secrets’

Welcome back and best wishes for 2013.

Circle of secrets
By Kimberely Griffiths

I found this little gem which had escaped me but it is never too late to share good books no matter when they were published. All copies throughout the city libraries are in use so I have to wait my turn but the reviews have me hanging out for this book. The trailer is lovely and just adds to my need to read or buy this book.

When Shelby was ten her mother walked out. Never wanting to talk to her again she is suddenly forced to live with her mother in the Louisiana Bayou when her father has to go overseas.
Shelby is bullied and teased at her school but finally finds a new friend, Gwen a rather mysterious girl living alone on the bayou. There are puzzling messages in the blue bottle tree behind her house. Who is leaving the messages and just who really is Gwen?
:ife on the Bayou is so different to life here in New Zealand and that is reason enough to read these two books.

The healing spell
Another story by Kimberley Griffiths Little set in the Bayou

Twelve-year-old Livie has a secret and it is eating her up inside.
Knowing it is her fault her mother is in a coma, Livie knows also that she must find a way to awaken her mother.
Livie struggles also, to find her own place in her family but it is hard with three sisters and so much guilt.

Graceling Realm series
by Kristin Cashore


(the latest book in the Graceling Realm series)
Eight years after Graceling, Bitterblue is now queen of a kingdom that was under the spell of a madman for thirty-five years. If you want to read an excerpt just click this link.

Katsa is a Graceling, one of the rare people in her land born with an extreme skill.
She has the ability to kill, a skill she has had since she was eight years old. With her new and unexpected friend Prince Po, they uncover a secret which could destroy all seven kingdoms. Full of adventure and action.

“War is coming. And the mountains and forest are filled with spies and thieves. This is where Fire lives, a girl whose beauty is impossibly irresistible and who can control the minds of everyone around her.” This is a companion book to Graceling.