What's Next? #2

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I have finished Forbidden by Tabitha Suzuma (Review coming soon) so it's time to tell you all what book won the poll and to get you to vote on my next read again! I loved this, watching the votes change and knowing what I'm going to read next was great! The winner with a total of 6 votes is...

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak! I will be reading this starting today, so now, help me chose what's next?

Option 1: My Sister lives on the Mantelpiece by Annabel Pitcher

Ten-year-old Jamie hasn't cried since it happened. He knows he should have - Jasmine cried, Mum cried, Dad still cries. Roger didn't, but then he is just a cat and didn't know Rose that well, really. Everyone kept saying it would get better with time, but that's just one of those lies that grown-ups tell in awkward situations. Five years on, it's worse than ever: Dad drinks, Mum's gone and Jamie's left with questions that he must answer for himself. This is his story, an unflinchingly real yet heart-warming account of a young boy's struggle to make sense of the loss that tore his family apart.

Option 2: The Ocean at the end of the Lane by Neil Gaiman

Sussex, England. A middle-aged man returns to his childhood home to attend a funeral. Although the house he lived in is long gone, he is drawn to the farm at the end of the road, where, when he was seven, he encountered a most remarkable girl, Lettie Hempstock, and her mother and grandmother. He hasn't thought of Lettie in decades, and yet as he sits by the pond (a pond that she'd claimed was an ocean) behind the ramshackle old farmhouse, the unremembered past comes flooding back. And it is a past too strange, too frightening, too dangerous to have happened to anyone, let alone a small boy.
Forty years earlier, a man committed suicide in a stolen car at this farm at the end of the road. Like a fuse on a firework, his death lit a touchpaper and resonated in unimaginable ways. The darkness was unleashed, something scary and thoroughly incomprehensible to a little boy. And Lettie—magical, comforting, wise beyond her years—promised to protect him, no matter what.

Option 3: Splintered by A.G. Howard

When her mother’s mental health takes a turn for the worse, Alyssa learns that what she thought was fiction is based in terrifying reality. The real Wonderland is a place far darker and more twisted than Lewis Carroll ever let on. There, Alyssa must pass a series of tests, including draining an ocean of Alice’s tears, waking the slumbering tea party, and subduing a vicious bandersnatch, to fix Alice’s mistakes and save her family. She must also decide whom to trust: Jeb, her gorgeous best friend and secret crush, or the sexy but suspicious Morpheus, her guide through Wonderland, who may have dark motives of his own.

What Shall I Read Next? #2
My Sister lives on the Mantelpiece by Annabel Pitcher
The Ocean at the end of the lane by Neil Gaiman
Splintered by A.G.Howard
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  1. Splintered! I'm a big fan of Alice in Wonderland and before I read both Splintered and Unhinged, I was a little hesitant as I loved the original so much. But it's just so dark and delicious and Morpheus! Oh, he's dreamy! Awesome choices, but my vote goes to Splintered, hands down.

    1. It looks like splintered is winning at the moment! :D