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Rae of Hope
by W.J. May

Published November 14, 2011 by Mitchell Morris Publishing

How hard do you have to shake a family tree to find out the truth about the past?

Fifteen-year-old Rae Kerrigan never questioned her family’s history. That is until she accepted a scholarship to Guilder Boarding School in England. Guilder is an exclusive, gifted school.

Rae has no idea what she is getting herself into or that her family’s past is going to come back and taunt her. She learns she is part of an unparalleled group of individuals who become inked with a unique tattoo (tatu) on their sixteenth birthday. The tatu enables them to have supernatural powers particular to the shape of their ink-art. Both of her parents were inked, though Rae never knew, as they passed away when she was young.

Learning about her family's past, her evil father and sacrificial mother, Rae needs to decide if there is a ray of hope in her own life.

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The Merchant's Daughter
by Melanie Dickerson

Published November 29, 2011 by Zondervan

An unthinkable danger. An unexpected choice.

Annabel, once the daughter of a wealthy merchant, is trapped in indentured servitude to Lord Ranulf, a recluse who is rumored to be both terrifying and beastly. Her circumstances are made even worse by the proximity of Lord Ranulf's bailiff---a revolting man who has made unwelcome advances on Annabel in the past.

Believing that life in a nunnery is the best way to escape the escalation of the bailiff's vile behavior and to preserve the faith that sustains her, Annabel is surprised to discover a sense of security and joy in her encounters with Lord Ranulf. As Annabel struggles to confront her feelings, she is involved in a situation that could place Ranulf in grave danger.

Ranulf's future, and possibly his heart, may rest in her hands, and Annabel must decide whether to follow the plans she has cherished or the calling God has placed on her heart.

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Blood by K.J. Wignall

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Published September 27, 2011 by EgmontUSA

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Will of Mercia has lived for seven hundred and fifty years. Attacked and turned when he was sixteen, he has seen the centuries come and go, bringing with them great change. He has lived apart from humanity, a lonely solitary existence. Until now...

Eloise is a runaway with a sharp tongue and beautiful eyes. Will knows she is somehow linked to his future, to his destiny. He also knows he can never be with her the way he wants, but that will not stop him from protecting her. You see, there is evil infiltrating the city and all events are leading to a great reckoning... one which Will and Eloise may not survive.

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Clockwork Angel
by Cassandra Clare

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Published August 31, 2010 by Margaret K. McElderry

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Tessa Gray leaves the familiarity of home to sail across the ocean to England, in search of her brother. Once there she is immediately kidnapped by the Dark Sisters, imprisoned, and forced to practice her 'talent': the ability to shape change into another human being. A talent that she had no idea she possessed. Members of the Pandemonium Club, the sisters are preparing Tessa for a secretive, powerful man called "The Magister".

Alone in the world, Tessa is rescued by members of the Shadowhunters - a group of Nephilim who patrol and protect. They offer her a place to stay and help locating her brother in exchange for her aid by use of her powers. She soon gets to know best friends Will and Jem, and is torn between the two. Will she find her brother before The Magister finds her? Will she ever discover who she truly is? Is love in her future?

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