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Far From You by Tess Sharpe

Far From You by Tess SharpeFar From You by Tess Sharpe
Release Date: March 27th 2014
Publisher: Indigo
Source: Publisher
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Rating: five-stars

Nine months. Two weeks. Six days.

That's how long recovering addict Sophie's been drug-free. Four months ago her best friend, Mina, died in what everyone believes was a drug deal gone wrong - a deal they think Sophie set up. Only Sophie knows the truth. She and Mina shared a secret, but there was no drug deal. Mina was deliberately murdered.

Forced into rehab for an addiction she'd already beaten, Sophie's finally out and on the trail of the killer - but can she track them down before they come for her?

Far From You is a book that I requested ages ago from NetGalley, and then promptly forgot about because the release date was so far away. Then, back in March, I signed up for the LGBT Month and Far From You was suddenly brought back to my attention again, especially after Judith read it and told me I should. So I did.

I wasn’t sure what to expect from Far From You at first. I knew very little about it. But what I got out of it was a beautiful story about two best friends, one of whom is murdered one night, and the other accused of being the cause of it. Through a series of flashbacks, Sharpe introduces us to¬†how the characters were before the murder, and she shows their individual struggles.

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White Cat by Holly Black

White Cat by Holly BlackWhite Cat by Holly Black
Series: Curse Workers #1
Genre: Paranormal
Release Date: March 1, 2012
Publisher: Indigo
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Rating: four-stars

Cassel comes from a family of Curse Workers - people who have the power to change your emotions, your memories, your luck, by the slightest touch of their hands. And since curse work is illegal, they're all criminals. Many become mobsters and con artists. But not Cassel. He hasn't got magic, so he's an outsider, the straight kid in a crooked family. You just have to ignore one small detail - he killed his best friend, Lila, three years ago.

Cassel has carefully built up a facade of normalcy, blending into the crowd. But his facade starts to crumble when he finds himself sleepwalking, propelled into the night by terrifying dreams about a white cat that wants to tell him something. He's noticing other disturbing things too, including the strange behavior of his two brothers. They are keeping secrets from him. As Cassel begins to suspect he's part of a huge con game, he must unravel his past and his memories. To find out the truth, Cassel will have to out-con the conmen.

Okay, so I bought this book on a whim one day; I have vague memories of Amber telling me it was good so I was reasonably sure I’d enjoy it. Plus, criminals! Not everyone knows this about me but um, I love stories about villains. Immoral people, people with broken moral compasses (actually my favourite part of TVD was Damon and Elena constantly being terrible people, it was so great), people who don’t care about crossing lines or just plain ruthless mercenary types. I love ’em all. I am that girl who used to watch all the Mafia documentaries on the History Channel, so, like, an entire YA series about criminals(!!!!) with powers(!!!!!) was obviously something I had to check out. I was so not disappointed, either.

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