Thursday, February 18, 2010

The great death - John Smelcer

The great death arrives with the man from downriver, the one who has little red spots covering his body. After he's gone, Millie and her younger sister, Maura, can only watch as the plague of spots and fever sweeps through their village killing everyone. they quickly realize that they must find a new home. They load up a raft to take them away, an so begins an epic journey through the harsh snowy Alaskan wilderness.
This is a extraordinary story of courage, commitment and survival.

Percy Jackson and the last olympian - Rick Riordan

Half boy
Half god
All Hero

The 5th installment in the Percy Jackson series.

How many have you read?

The battle of the sun - Jeanette Winterson

Magus dreams of turning London into a city of gold, but he cannot do it alone and so he kidnaps a child called Jack to help him. but Jack is not a willing assistant and instead he embarks on a magical adventure to save the city, release a dragon and set free seven other kidnapped boys from the past.

Hush, hush - Becca Fitzpatrick

Falling for the fallen.............
His eyes sliced into me and the corners of his mouth tilted up. My heart fumbled
a beat and, in that pause, a feeling of gloomy darkness seemed to slide like a shadow over me. It vanished in an instant, but I was still staring at him. His smile wasn't friendly. It was a smile that spelled trouble. With a promise.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Liar - Justine Larbalestier

Micah Williams is a liar. But when Micha's boyfriend, Zach, dies under brutal circumstances, the shock might be enough to see her straight. Or maybe not.
Liar is a breathtaking roller-coaster read that you will have you grasping for the truth until the very last page.

Cat burglar black - Richard Sala

The latest graphic novel.
One for the girls?

Lerssons from a dead girl - Jo Knowles

This is a story of abuse and guilt, power and shame, that permeate some childhood friendships.

Shiver - Maggie Steifvatrer

Grace has spent years watching the wolves in the woods behind her house.
Sam has lived two lives. As a wolf, watching the girl he loves, and then as a human, never daring to talk to Grace........until now.
for Sam and Grace love has always been kept at a distance. But once it is spoken, it cannot be denied. Sam must fight to stay human and grace must fight to keep him......................

Fade to Blue - Sean Beaudoin

Sophie Blue is sarcastic, artistic, and always decked out in black leather and Midnight Noir lipstick. A year ago her dad disappeared, which is sorta bad timing since a scary Popsicle truck with tinted windows has started circling the house.
Kenny Fade is a basketball god. He's the guy all the ladies (and their mommas) want.
Sophie and Kenny don't have a thing in common. Aside from being reasonably sure they're losing their minds.

Hunters, rogues and Heroes - Connor McKenzie

Another installment for the hunters out there!
This book contains 50+ years of hunting high-jinks, misadventures and 'success stories', that Connor McKenzie has amassed over the years - that are always worth telling and sometimes even true!

Monday, February 15, 2010

Time Riders - Alex Scarrow

Liam - should have dies at sea in 1912
Maddy - should have died on a plane in 2010
Sal - should have died in a fire in 2006

Yet moments before death someone mysteriously appeared and said, 'take my hand...' they are recruited by the time riders agency to fix broken history.

the Giver - Lois Lowry

When Jonas turns twelve, he is singled out to receive special training from the giver. the Giver alone holds the memories of the true pain and pleasure of life. Now its time for Jonas to receive the truth. There is no turning back.

Lord loss: The Demonata - Darren Shan

When Grubbs Grady first encounters Lord Loss and his evil minions, he learns three things:
* the world is vicious,
* magic is possible,
* demons are real....

Thursday, February 11, 2010

The winter ghosts - Kate Mosse

In the winter of 1928, Freddie is travelling through southern France, when his car spins off the road during a storm. Shaken, he stumbles into the woods and seeks refuge in a isolated village. there he meets Frabrissa.

Over the course of the night they share their stories or war and by the time dawn breaks Freddie finds himself holding the key to a heartbreaking mystery.

Surf ache - Gerry Bobsien

Ella's world is turned upside down when she moves to a surf-obsessed city, leaving behind her boyfriend and dance school.
but Ella soon discovers that she has a natural talent of surfing and the city's obsession is contagious.

Once & Then - Morris Gleitzman

My name is Felix
Once I saved a girl called Zelda
I had a plan for both of us
Pretend to be someone else
Be safe forever

Then the Nazis came

Temuera Morrison: from Haka to Hollywood

From gifted and unorthodox doctor, to wife-beating bully, to Star Wars bounty hunter, one thing Temuera Morrison can't be accused of is being typecast.

This is a truly entertaining memoir of an event-packed life.

NF 791.4302

Aurelia - Anne Osterlund

Mystery. Romance. Danger.

This book has it all.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Welcome to Cambridge High Library 2010

A warm welcome to all returning students and to all the new students starting this year.
I hope you all had a great summer holiday!

This year in the library we will have plenty of new books arriving throughout the year to keep you entertained, amazed, enthralled, as well as covering all your reading requirements.

If you need help with book selection please ask one of the library staff

Good luck for the coming year!