Saturday, January 5, 2013

New Year, New Books

Happy New Year! Take a look at the shiny new books that have arrived.

Catch The Zolt - The Debt, Installment One by Phillip Gwynne (ages 10+)

Fifteen-year-old Dom is cast out of his comfortable life in the Gold Coast's Halcyon Grove when he inherits an ancient debt. Now, he has six Herculean tasks to perform... or lose a pound of flesh.

A Very Unusual Pursuit - City of Orphans #1 by Catherine Jinks (ages 10+)

A clever adventure with feisty characters, set in a time where science clashes with superstition and monsters lurk in chimneys.

Level 2 by Lenore Appelhans (ages 13+)

In Level 2, the liminal place between our world (Level 1) and heaven, seventeen-year-old Felicia Ward spends her days in the pod reliving her favourite memories - until she is broken out by Julian, a boy she knew when she was alive. There's about to be an uprising in Level 2, and Julian wants to recruit her to the cause. But unsure whether she can trust Julian, and still in love with her boyfriend Neil on Earth, she finds herself torn between two loves - and two worlds.

The Will to Live by Tanya Landman (ages 9+)

My name is Poppy Fields. Last year Graham and I were roped in to help at a christening party at Coldean Manor. But events took a grave turn when we discovered a tramp in the churchyard... Dead. Then we became stranded by a storm - and quickly realised we were trapped in the mansion with a murderer. 

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