New Books September 2011 – Secondary

Bloodlines: Book 1 by Richelle Mead

BLOOD DOESN’T LIE . . .

Sydney’s blood is special.  That’s because she’s an alchemist – one of a group of humans who dabble in magic and serve to bridge the worlds of human and vampires.  They protect vampire secrets – and human lives.  But the last encounter Sydney had with vampires got her in deep trouble with the other alchemists.  And now with her allegiances in question, her future is on the line.

When Sydney is torn from her bed in the middle of the night, at first she thinks she’s still being punished for her complicated alliance with dhampir Rose Hathaway.  But what unfolds is far worse.  Jill Dragomir – the sister of Moroi Queen Lissa Dragomir – is in mortal danger, and the Moroi must send her into hiding.  To avoid a civil war, Sydney is called upon to act as Jill’s guardian and protector, posing as her roommate in the unlikeliest of places: a human boarding school in Palm Springs, California.  The last thing Sydney wants is to be accused of sympathizing with vampires.  And now she has to live with one.

The Moroi court believe Jill and Sydney will be safe at Amberwood Prep, but threats, distractions and forbidden romance lurk both outside – and within – the school grounds.  Now that they’re in hiding, the drama is only just beginning.

EXPLORE THE WORLD OF RICHELLE MEAD

Love and Loyalty Run Deeper Than Blood

Vampire Academy Graphic Novel by Richelle Mead

After two years of freedom, Rose and Lissa are caught and dragged back to St. Vladimir’s Academy, a school for vampire royalty and their guardians-to-be, hidden in the deep forests of Montana.  But inside the iron gates, life is even more fraught with danger . . . and the Strigoi are always close by.

Rose and Lissa must navigate their dangerous world, confront the temptations of forbidden love, and never once let their guards down, lest the evil undead make Lissa one of them forever . . .

Behemoth by Scott Westerfeld

A stolen throne.  A secret mission.  An epic adventure.

The behemoth is the fiercest creature in the British navy.  It can swallow enemy battleships with one bite.  The Darwinists will need it, now that they are at war with the Clanker powers.

Deryn is a girl posing as a boy in the British Air Service, and Alek, is the heir to an empire is posing as a commoner.  Finally together aboard the airship Leviathan, they hope to bring the war to a halt.  But when disaster strikes the Leviathan’s peacekeeping mission, they find themselves alone and hunted in enemy territory.

Alek and Deryn will need great skill, new allies, and brave hearts to face what’s ahead.

Don’t miss the first book:
Leviathan

Beautiful Days by Anna Godbersen

IT’S THE LAST SUMMER OF THE JAZZ AGE AND THE BRIGHT YOUNG THINGS OT NEW YORK ARE REVELLING IN BEAUTIFUL DAYS AND GLITTERING NIGHTS.

LETTY LARKSPUR has shaken off her smalltown origins and is set to chase her Broadway dream no matter what the cost.

CORDELLA GREY is reeling from the tragedy that’s befallen her new-found family but she won’t let it hold her back.

ASTRID DONAL is leading a dazzling life but her liaison with a gangster could threaten everything she holds dear.

THE LATEST BOOK IN THE ADDICTIVE BRIGHT YOUNG THING SERIES

It’s Gossip Girl in the 19th century – a deliciously guilty pleasure’
Grazia

The Fear by Charlie Higson

HE DOESN’T KNOW IT BUT DOGNUT IS ABOUT TO SET OFF A CHAIN OF EVENTS THAT WILL AFFECT EVERY KID IN THE CITY.

The sickness struck everyone over the age of fourteen.

Mothers and fathers, older brothers, sisters and best friends. No one escaped its touch. And now children across London are being hunted by ferocious grown-ups . . .

They’re hungry. They’re bloodthirsty. And they aren’t giving up.

DogNut and the rest of his crew want to find their lost friends, on a deadly mission from the Tower of London to Buckingham Palace and beyond, as the sickos lie in wait.  But who are their friends and who are the enemy in this changed world?

The Power of Six by Pittacus Lore

WE ARE THE LAST DEFENCE.
 
I’ve seen him on the news. Followed the stories about what happened to John Smith. To the world he’s a mystery, but to me . . . he’s one of us. Nine of us came here, but sometimes I wonder if time has changed us, if we all still believe in our mission.

There are six of us left. We’re hiding, blending in, avoiding contact with one another, but our Legacies are developing and soon we’ll be ready to fight. Is John Number Four – and is his appearance the sign I’ve been waiting for? And what about Number Five and Six? Could one of them be the raven-haired girl with the stormy eyes from my dreams? The girl with powers that are beyond anything I could ever imagine? The girl who might be strong enough to bring the six of us together?

THEY CAUGHT NUMBER ONE IN MALAYSIA

NUMBER TWO IN ENGLAND.

AND NUMBER THREE IN KENYA.

THEY TRIED TO CATCH NUMBER FOUR IN OHIO . . . AND FAILED.

I AM NUMBER SEVEN.
AND I’M READY TO FIGHT.

Dunkirk: Duty Calls by James Holland

‘YOU WANTED TO SEE SOME ACTION – WELL, YOU’RE GOING TO GET IT NOW. YOU’RE GOING TO GET IT NOW ALL RIGHT.’

FRIDAY 24 May, 1940

PRIVATE JOHNNY HAWKE, AGED SIXTEEN, AWAKENS TO ARTILLERY FIRE.

HOURS LATER, STUKAS SCREAM DOWN FROM THE SKY.

MESSERSCHMIT FIGHTERS ROAR TOWARDS THEM. TRUCKS BURST INTO FLAMES.

NOW MEN AND MULES LAY DEAD AND DYING, SEVERED LIMBS TWISTED GROTESQUELY AS BLOOD SOAKS THE COBBLED STREETS.

YOUNG PRIVATE HAWKE JUST WANTS TO DO HIS DUTY AND SERVE HIS COUNTRY. BUT AS HE – AND HIS FELLOW SOLDIERS – PREPARE TO STOP THE GERMAN ADVANCE, THERE’S ONLY ONE QUESTION ON EVERYONE’S LIPS . . .

HOW WILL THEY SURVIVE?

Find out in the epic Duty Calls: Dunkirk, which throws you deep into the real heart – and horror – of the Second World War.

The Rogue’s Princess by Eve Edwards

London, England, 1586

Sixteen-year-old Mercy Hart is the daughter of one of London’s richest – and strictest – cloth merchants.

Kit Turner is an actor andthe illegitimate son of the late Earl of Dorset. A chance encounter finds Kit falling for the beautiful Mercy’s charms, but their love is forbidden. A cloth merchant’s daughter and a vagabond player – it simply cannot be.

IF MERCY CHOOSES KIT she must renounce her family name and leave her home. Will she favour duty over true love, or will she give Kit his heart’s desire?


Popular by Gareth Russell

‘And how are we?’
‘Better.’
‘Than?’
‘Everyone.’

Meredith is rich, popular, manipulative and almost unnaturally beautiful.  At the age of sixteen, she’s already a social legend.

Imogen, beautiful and sexy-chic, she’s Meredith’s best friend and a total bombshell. And doesn’t she just know it.  Then there’s . . .

Kerry, daddy’s little princess with a passion for pink and a penchant for Fabulous Induced Breakdowns. Now meet . . .

Cameron, six-feet tall, blue-eyed and the most popular guy in school.

Together they’re unfathomably gorgeous and, like, totally beau.  But under the glamorous surface of parties and spa days is a wealth of comforting lies and convenient silences, bitching, break-ups and scandal.  Let the games begin . . .

The first in a fabulously fun new series – you’ll love being POPULAR!

Pegasus by Robin McKinley

On her twelfth birthday Princess Sylviianel is ceremonially bound to her own Pegasus, Ebon.

For a thousand years humans and pegasi have lived peacefully in the beautiful green country beyond the wild lands.  They rely on human magicians and pegasi shamans as their only means of real communication – but not Sylvi and Ebon.  Their friendship is like no other . . .

They can understand each other.

But as their bond grows more powerful it becomes dangerous – could their friendship threaten to destroy the peace and safety of their two worlds?

 

 

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