Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Into the wilderness - Mandy Hagar

This is the 2nd book in the Blood of the Lamb trilogy.
Book 1 - The crossing

The Taniwha's tear - David Hair

Matiu Douglas has promised to help the storyteller's daughter, but there are a few problems.... The daughter is dead - she's been petrified in stone for centuries. And she;s no longer human.... she's a taniwha.

The limping man - Maurice Gee

this is the 3rd installment in the salt series.

Book 1 - Salt
Book 2 - Gool

Graceling - Kristin Cashore

Kasta has been able to kill a man with her bare hands since she was 18 - she's a Graceling, one of the rare people in her land born with an extreme skill. Niece to the king she is forced to work as the king thug. Then she meets Prince Po, Graced wit combat skills. She never expects to become Po's friend. she never expects to learn a new truth about her own Grace-or about a terrible secret that lies hidden far away.......

Holdup - Terri Fields

It's and ordinary Saturday night for the teens working at Burger Heaven - until guns are drawn and threats are made. Joe has never even gotten so much as an after-school detention. so how is it that this saturday night, he's at Burger King waving a loaded gun, yelling at the employee's to get down on the floor NOW....

The adoration of Jenna Fox - Mary E. Pearson

17 year old Jenna has just awoken from a year-long coma - so she's been told - and is still recovering from the terrible accident that caused it. No one in her family will talk about the accident, and she is becoming more and more curious.
What happened to Jenna Fox? And who is she, really?

the haystack - Jack Lasenby

It's the 1930s Depression, and Maggie's growing up without a mother in the little Waikato dairying town ship of Wahoroa. Maggie is mischievous - she torments the boy down the road, sets fire to the dunny, helps with half the district to build a haystack and along the way makes new friends and receives kindness and help in learning what a girl needs to know.

A curse dark as gold - Elizabeth C. Bunce

It promises Charlotte a way out of dept, a future for her sister, security against her sinuous and grasping Uncle. It might even promise what she didn't know she needed: lasting hope and true love.
But at what cost?
This story weaves a spellbinding fairy tale, spun with mystery and a shot through with romance.
Winner of the William C. Morris YA Debut Award

The only alien on the planet - Kristen D. Randle

It was difficult for Ginny at first, but her senior year is finally starting to feel kind of normal. That is, until she see's him - the most beautiful mystery boy in her English class. His name is Smitty Tibbs, but everyone calls him The Alien.....

An American Library association Best Book for Young Adults.

Monday, April 26, 2010

This way up - Lindsay Wood

High school is hell. Corey is overweight and shy. He spends all time playing Counter-
Strike on the computer, when his mum gives him an ultimatum - join a school sports team or broadband will be cancelled. Corey thinks orienteering is the easy answer to this, but when he joins, he finds out the hard way its not.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Chaos walking trillogy - Patrick Ness

These are the first two books in a thrilling new trilogy.
Book 1 - The knife of never letting go - winner of COSTA award
Book 2 - The ask and the answer - winner of Guardian Childrens
fiction prize.

Well worth reading!!

A million shades of grey

At 12 years old, Tin is the youngest animal handler in his village. He spends his days looking after his elephant, lady, and dreams of being an elephant trainer when he grows up. But the world around Tin is changing dramatically by the events of the Vietnam war. When his village is attacked, and Tin is suddenly held hostage, he has to harness all his courage to escape and save not only his own life, but his elephant's too

Short and scary - Edited by Karen Tayleur

This book contains a whole lot of creepy stories and other chilling stuff

Precious - Sapphire

This is the story of Precious Jones, a 16 yr old illiterate black girl who has never been out of Harlem. She is pregnant by her own father for the second time, and kicked out of school when that pregnancy become obvious. Placed in an alternative teaching programme, she learns to read and write.
This is her diary...

beswitched - Kate Saunders

Flora Fox - accidental time traveller.
A magic spell has spun Fora into the past. She's swapped lives with a schoolgirl in 1935! No iPod?, no mobile?, no hair products? how will she survive?

Dreaming of Amelia - Jaclyn Moriarty

This is the story of Amelia and Riley. they're the bad kids from the bad crowd at Brookfield High, and they've just transferred to Ashby. Brilliant, mysterious and probably evil, they have the rich kids at Ashbury spellbound.
This is the story of ghosts and secrets, of passion, locked doors and femme fatales; of final-year-of high school tension and intrigue

Atomic swarm - Jason Bradbury

13 yr old Jackson is on a robotics scholarship at a high-tech university, when a explosion at the nuclear reactor on campus changes everything. Jackson is highly suspicious - the attack bears the hallmark of maniacal dot.com billionaire Devlin Lear and his robots - but Devlin Lear is dead, or is he?