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    State of Sorrow by Melinda Salisbury || Book Review

    I am terrible when it comes to book competitions, I’ll pretty much enter anything if there’s a book to be won. Enter Scholastic’s competition for Song of Sorrow. I really loved reading Melinda Salisbury’s first series of books ‘The Sin Eaters Daughter’ – although saying that I still haven’t read the final book ‘The Scarecrow Queen’. And when I won Song of Sorrow I knew it was time to pick up the first in the series: ‘State of Sorrow’ and get my reading on. ‘By day, Sorrow governs the Court of Tears, covering for her grief-maddened father, who has turned their once celebrated land into a living monument for the…

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    The Binding by Bridget Collins || Book Review

    Sometimes you really can’t help but judge a book by it’s cover and this book is absolutely stunning. Both inside and out. When I first saw The Binding in Waterstones, I knew I just had to have it for my book shelf. I’m so glad that not only is the book beautiful, but so is the story within. The Binding follows the story of Emmett, a farmer’s son as he embarks, rather dispassionately, on his apprenticeship to become a Book Binder. But books in this world aren’t your standard stories, books are memories bound and trapped inside pages and leather. Forgotten to the owner and stored for safe keeping in…