Booktopia YA Buzz
July 2011 | Winter Edition
Dear Steven,

We've put together a selection of the latest and greatest young adult titles. Whether you're the proud owner of a moody teen, a delightful teen yourself or a teen in adult's clothing, you'll find something to entertain you here.

So here you have it - great fiction - historical, action, crime, paranormal, horror, deep and meaningful, short and silly, Glee and...and...and...paranormal (though I think I said that already).

And we've got Sexpectations, too. (What the...? You'll just have to take a look.)

Thanks for coming. Enjoy the selection.

Kind Regards,

John Purcell
The Booktopia Book Guru
Click here for more details or to buy Forever FOREVER by Maggie Stiefvater                       Facebook Twitter

In SHIVER, Grace and Sam found each other. In LINGER, they fought to be together. Now, in FOREVER, the stakes are even higher than before.

Wolves are being hunted. Lives are being threatened. And love is harder and harder to hold on to as death comes closing in

About the Author

Maggie Stiefvater's life decisions have revolved around her inability to be gainfully employed. Talking to yourself, staring into space, and coming to work in your pajamas are frowned upon when you're a waitress, calligraphy instructor, or technical writer (all of which she's tried), but are highly prized traits in novelists and artists (she's made her living as one or the other since she was twenty-two). Maggie now lives a surprisingly eccentric life in the middle of nowhere, Virginia, with her charmingly straight-laced husband, two kids, and neurotic dog.

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Click here for more details or to buy People's Republic CHERUB 13: PEOPLES REPUBLIC by Robert Muchamore

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A new hero, a new mission: meet CHERUB's latest recruit. Twelve-year-old Ryan is CHERUB's newest recruit. He's got his first mission: infiltrating the billion-dollar Aramov criminal empire. But he's got no idea that this routine job will lead him into an explosive adventure involving drug smugglers, illegal immigrants and human trafficking, or that his first mission will turn into one of the biggest in CHERUB's history.

About The Author

Robert Muchamore was born in Islington in 1972. He still lives there, and works as a private investigator. He was inspired to create the CHERUB series by his nephews' complaints about the lack of anything for them to read!

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by Patrick Ness

An extraordinarily moving novel about coming to terms with loss.

The monster showed up just after midnight. As they do. But it isn't the monster Conor's been expecting. He's been expecting the one from his nightmare, the one he's had nearly every night since his mother started her treatments, the one with the darkness and the wind and the screaming... The monster in his back garden, though, this monster is something different. Something ancient, something wild. And it wants the most dangerous thing of all from Conor. It wants the truth. Costa Award winner Patrick Ness spins a tale from the final idea of much-loved Carnegie Medal winner Siobhan Dowd, whose premature death from cancer prevented her from writing it herself. Darkly mischievous and painfully funny, A Monster Calls is an extraordinarily moving novel of coming to terms with loss from two of our finest writers for young adults.

About the Author

Patrick Ness is the author of the Chaos Walking trilogy for which he has won numerous awards, including the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize, the Booktrust Teenage Prize and the Costa Children's Book Award. He was also twice shortlisted for the Carnegie medal. Patrick has written two other books for adults and is a literary critic for the Guardian. He lives in London.

About the illustrator

Siobhan Dowd lived in Oxford with her husband, Geoff, before tragically dying from cancer in August 2007, aged 47. She was both an extraordinary writer and an extraordinary person.

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click here for more details or to buy An Act Of Love AN ACT OF LOVE
Alan Gibbons

Childhood friends Chris and Imran celebrate the Millenium as inseparable blood brothers, they are both seven years old. But by 2011 their lives have taken very different paths. One has joined the Army and served in Afghanistan, the other is a potential jihad recruit. They are no longer friends, and there are bitter wounds between them which remain unhealed. Will their childhood bond be strong enough to overcome an extremist plot.

About The Author

Alan Gibbons is a full time writer and a visiting speaker and lecturer at schools, colleges and literary events nationwide, including the major Book Festivals: Edinburgh, Northern Children's Book Festival, Swansea, Cheltenham, Sheffield and Salford. Alan is also a key contributor at the QCA/National Literary Strategy 'Writing Together' conferences. He lives in Liverpool with his wife and four children.

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Karen healey

Keri, Janna and Sione have two things in common: they each have an older brother who committed suicide, and they each have a connection with Summerton. As the three teenagers delve deeper into the mystery they uncover secrets that will shatter everything they thought they knew.

I had a plan for what to do if a member of my family was murdered. It went:

1) Find the killer.
2) Make sure they were guilty.
3) Destroy them. Completely.

Summerton is perfect: gorgeous weather, stunning scenery, cute out-of-towners to hook up with. But sharp-tongued Keri is immune to her hometown's charms. Her older brother's sudden death has left her shattered by grief and with too many unanswered questions. When Keri discovers that childhood friend turned rock-chick Janna and seriously smart rich-boy Sione have also lost brothers in unusual circumstances, she begins to suspect that sunny Summerton holds some very dark secrets. As the three investigate, the answers they uncover become more and more frightening. Can the teenagers save Summerton's next victim? Or will they succumb themselves to its strange summer magic?

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Click here for more details or to buy Theodore Boone: The Abduction THE ABDUCTION by John Grisham                  FacebookTwitter

Theodore Boone is back in a new adventure, and the stakes are higher than ever.

When his best friend, April, disappears from her bedroom in the middle of the night, no one, not even Theo Boone-who knows April better than anyone-has answers.

As fear ripples through his small hometown and the police hit dead ends, it's up to Theo to use his legal knowledge and investigative skills to chase down the truth and save April.

Filled with the page-turning suspense that made John Grisham a #1 international bestseller and the undisputed master of the legal thriller, Theodore Boone's trials and triumphs will keep readers guessing until the very end.

About the Author

John Grisham is the author of twenty-one novels, one work of non-fiction, and one collection of short stories. His works are translated into thirty-eight languages. He lives in Virginia and Mississippi.

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Jenny Downham

Another intense and uncompromising novel from the critically acclaimed author of BEFORE I DIE.

If someone hurts your sister and you're any kind of man, you seek revenge, right?

If your brother's accused of a terrible crime but says he didn't do it, you defend him, don't you?

When Mikey's sister claims a boy assaulted her, his world begins to fall apart.

When Ellie's brother is charged with the offence, her world begins to unravel.

When Mikey and Ellie meet, two worlds collide.

This is a brave and unflinching novel from the bestselling author of Before I Die. It's a book about loyalty and the choices that come with it. But above all it's a book about love.

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Cat Patrick

I remember forwards. I remember forwards, and forget backwards. My memories, bad, boring, or good, haven't happened yet. So I will remember standing in the fresh-cut grass with the black-clad figures surrounded by stone until I do it for real. I will remember the funeral until it happens - until someone dies. And after that, it will be forgotten. Here's the thing about me: I can see my future, but my past is blank.

I see the future in flashes, like memories. I remember what I'll wear tomorrow, and a car crash that won't happen till this afternoon. But yesterday has evaporated from my mind - just like the boy I love. I can't see him in my future. I can't remember him from my past. But today, I love him. And I never want to forget how much.

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Click here for more details or to buy Fallen Grace FALLEN GRACE by Mary Hooper                          Facebook Twitter

Nominated for the Carnegie Medal 2011. A thrilling tale set in the Victorian era, featuring Grace, who's held in thrall by her own dark secret that threatens to overwhelm her and her sister.

Grace Parkes has just had to do a terrible thing. Having given birth to an illegitimate child, she has travelled to the famed Brookwood Cemetery to place her small infant's body in a rich lady's coffin. Following the advice of a kindly midwife, this is the only way that Grace can think of to give something at least to the little baby who died at birth, and to avoid the ignominy of a pauper's grave.

Distraught and weeping, Grace meets two people at the cemetery: Mrs Emmeline Unwin and Mr James Solent. These two characters will have a profound affect upon Grace's life. But Grace doesn't know that yet. For now, she has to suppress her grief and get on with the business of living: scraping together enough pennies selling watercress for rent and food; looking after her older sister, who is incapable of caring for herself; thwarting the manipulative and conscience-free Unwin family, who are as capable of running a lucrative funeral business as they are of defrauding a young woman of her fortune.

A stunning evocation of life in Victorian London, with vivid and accurate depictions, ranging from the deprivation that the truly poor suffered to the unthinking luxuries enjoyed by the rich: all bound up with a pacy and thrilling plot, as Grace races to unravel the fraud about to be perpetrated against her and her sister.

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Andrew Lane

The world's most famous detective. The most brilliant mind in fiction. But before he became the great detective, who was young Sherlock Holmes?

The year is 1868, and Sherlock Holmes is fourteen. He has witnessed his first murder and travelled to America to unravel a deadly mystery, but now he faces his most dangerous mission yet. Mycroft, Sherlock's older brother, has suddenly vanished. Sherlock discovers that he has headed to Russia and has no choice but to follow him, across the freezing Baltic Sea, into strange territory and to face an unknown enemy...but will he arrive too late to save his brother?

Young Sherlock Holmes is a series of novels in which the iconic detective is reimagined as a brilliant, troubled and engaging teenager - creating unputdownable detective adventures that remain true to the spirit of the original books.

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Stuart Daly

Matthew Reilly meets VAN HELSING in this insanely, relentlessly fast-paced series about the witch hunters who protect us from the forces of evil - any way they can. No reprieve, no surrender. This is the Hexenjäger.

It's 1666, and the forces of darkness are spreading across Europe. Dreaming of wielding a blade in epic battles like the father he never knew, sixteen-year-old Jakob von Drachenfels falsifies a letter of introduction to join the Hexenjäger - an elite military order of witch hunters. He soon learns a lesson in the dangers of ambition when he finds himself selected for a team sent to recover a biblical relic from a witch-infested castle. But when the team is betrayed from within, what was already a difficult mission turns into a desperate struggle for survival.

Epic battles, impossible quests, enemies on all sides, witch hunting and demon slaying . . . Strap on your swords for one hell of a ride.

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by Carlos Ruiz Zafon

Calcutta, 1932. A train in flames crosses the city, a fire spectre sowing terror in the shadows of the night. But that is only the beginning of the horror for siblings Ben and Sheere.

Twins separated at birth and kept hidden for their safety, they have grown up unaware of the secrets of their past. Now, on their sixteenth birthday, their paths meet and they will confront the most terrible and deadly enigma in the history of the city of palaces.

The Midnight Palace is a spellbinding tale of heroism and tragedy set in the dark mysterious streets and alleyways of an ancient Indian city.

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Colleen Houck

Tiger's Curse is the exciting first volume in an epic fantasy-romance that will leave you breathless and yearning for more.

Passion. Fate. Loyalty.

Would you risk it all to change your destiny? The last thing Kelsey Hayes thought she'd be doing this summer was trying to break a 300-year old Indian curse. With a mysterious white tiger named Ren. Halfway around the world.

But that's exactly what happened.

Face-to-face with dark forces, spellbinding magic, and mystical worlds where nothing is what it seems, Kelsey risks everything to piece together an ancient prophecy that could break the curse forever.

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Karen Brooks

One look will steal your heart, but her touch will take your soul . . .

La Serenissima - a beautiful but deadly city where corrupt aristocrats rule and everything, including love, has a price.

Tallow is anything but a simple candlemaker and when she has everything taken away from her - friends, family, hope - all she can do to survive is rely on the Maleovellis. Casting aside the safety of her disguise, she becomes cold-hearted Tarlo, female courtesan and the toast of those who, if they knew her secret, would destroy her.

But the intrigues of the Serenissian nobility are nothing against the larger forces moving within the world.

And Tallow's enemies have a hidden asset: the one thing they know she cannot possibly resist.

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by Leissa Pitts and Craig Murray

Sex education that's upfront, matter-of-fact, teenage-friendly - for boys and girls in one easy to use volume - a guide through the complex issues of teenagers and sexual exploration, sexual desire and making the right decisions about sex.

Sexpectations Boy will help you make healthy, positive choices based on the right information.
Sexpectations Girl provides honest and straightforward information that will help you make your own healthy choices.

Sexpectations talks to girls and guys about when to have sex, how sex happens, why you might (or might not) have sex, what does sex feel like and other important things to know if and when a girl or guy has, or is about to have, sex.

But sex isn't just about one person. Sexpectations goes way past how to put on a condom -- it explores the tricky areas of pleasure and desire with real life information shared in a straightforward way. It discusses what's happening with relationships and friends, family, sexual identity and cultural influences. Knowing about and making decisions about sex can be confusing at the best of times. This book will take you through knowing yourself and your body, keeping safe, protecting yourself, thinking through pregnancy, knowing about relationships and tapping into your personal power to make positive choices.

With comments from other guys and girls facing the same experiences, Sexpectations talks honestly and respectfully about the hard questions and gives you some answers you might need.

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Philip Reeve

Since 2001 Philip Reeve has been dazzling the world with his unique creations. His Mortal Engines is unlike anything that has been before.

Now Reeve returns to World of Mortal Engines with the third book in the Fever Crumb series: Scrivener's Moon:

The Scriven People are brilliant, mad - and dead.

All except one, whose monstrous creation is nearly complete - a giant city on wheels. New London terrifies the world beyond. An Army of mammoth-riders gathers to fight it as young Londoner Fever Crumb begins a hunt for Ancient technology in their icy strongholds. She finds a mysterious black pyramid full of secrets. It will change her world for ever.

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Sean McMullen

It's 1901, and Battle Commander Liore has travelled back in time to stop a war that will rage for over a hundred years. But time itself is against her. Whenever she changes history, a new beginning to the war emerges and the world once again teeters on the brink of disaster.

To make matters worse, Barry the Bag has stolen Liore's plasma rifle, the most dangerous weapon in the world. The owner is on his trail, and she doesn't take prisoners.

Can anything prevent Liore from risking the world's future for the sake of revenge?

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Click here for more details or to buy The Warlock THE WARLOCK by Michael Scott                          Facebook Twitter

The fifth book of the enormously successful Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel series: Sophie and Josh, the twins of prophesy, have been divided, and the end has begun.

The Newman twins have finally been divided. The end is near.

In San Francisco, Josh has chosen a side - and he will not stand with his sister, Sophie, or the Alchemyst, Nicholas Flamel. He has chosen to fight along side John Dee and the mysterious Virginia Dare. Sophie will do anything she can to find her brother, but her training must continue. Earth Magic is next; with Perenelle and Nicholas as weak as they are, Niten must help her to find her instructor. Someone Sophie already knows very well...

Fans of the Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel series will be breathless in anticipation of this thrilling penultimate chapter in Sophie and Josh's adventures.

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click here for more details or to buy Winter's Shadow WINTER'S SHADOW
M. J. Hearle

Blake Duchamp...

He's all that Winter Adams can think of. Ever since their fateful meeting at Pilgrim's Lament. Ever since he looked at her with those emerald eyes. Ever since he saved her life.

But Blake isn't all that he seems. There is a strangeness about him, something dark and otherworldly. Something dangerous. In his attic is a secret he would kill to defend, but Winter seems to have a special ability to make him forget his duty. And he is her only protection against the gathering darkness.

The only problem is, to protect Winter, Blake must risk exposing her to an even greater danger. Himself.

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James Moloney

Sixteen-year-old Silvermay Hawker feels drawn to the newcomer in her village - a young man of solemn good looks named Tamlyn. But only heartache can come of this, because Tamlyn is devoted to Nerigold and to little Lucien, her son.

So things seem, until the dark forces of Coyle Strongbow come in search of Nerigold's baby and Silvermay is swept up in the young family's escape. When Lucien is entrusted to her care, she discovers the startling horror of what he might become, and the truth about Tamlyn, too.

Can Lucien be spared his fate, or is he doomed to become like Coyle? And Tamlyn, can he be trusted, can he be loved and can he love in return? Silvermay's heart will not give him up, but what happens when devotion becomes a weapon in the hands of the ruthless?

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Click here for more details or to buy Urban Assassin URBAN ASSASSIN by Jim Eldridge                      Facebook Twitter

The third book in the gritty, realistic adventure series following the dangerous missions of a six-man Special Forces team

He was part of the unit . . . He was one of us. Mitch and the boys of Delta Unit are on their most dangerous mission yet, and this time, it's personal. The mission: to stop the assassination of the British Prime Minister by a ruthless, renegade killer-but this assassin is no stranger to the team, he's a highly-trained, ex-member of Delta Unit. The squad: Mitch, Two Moons, Gaz, Tug, Benny, and Nelson-all elite, Black-Ops soldiers. The codename: Delta Unit. Have the squad met their match?

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by Sarah Dessen

Mclean never lets herself get too attached . . .

After the scandal of her mother's affair, Mclean and her dad chose life on the road. But since losing her family and home, Mclean has lost herself too; she's been Eliza, then Lizbet, then Beth - changing her name as often as she changes towns.

Until now. Her new neighbour, Dave, is like no one she's met before. Is as if she's always known him, and just like that, she becomes Mclean again. Is it finally time to stop reinventing? Or will Mclean turn her back on the new life she loves, without even saying goodbye . . .

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Click here for more details or to buy The Comet Box THE COMET BOX by Adrian Stirling                      Facebook Twitter

It's 1986 and Halley's Comet is hurtling towards Earth. Everyone is talking about what the comet will bring - wishes could be granted, people might go mad, great disasters could happen...

When Andrew is asked to write down his greatest wish for the Comet Box, he can think of only one thing - that his runaway sister Amelia will finally come home. As the comet draws nearer he begins to learn the reasons why she left in the first place and the more he learns, the more he wants to forget.

When Amelia is captured and brought home she reveals a shocking secret that makes Andrew's once safe world begin to unravel. As the comet arrives, Andrew must choose whether to be blind to the mistakes of the people around him or to side with his sister as she tears his family apart.

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Click here for more details or to buy Flip FLIP by Martyn Bedford                                     Facebook Twitter

Ever wake up in someone else's body?

Fourteen-year-old Alex Gray wakes up one morning to discover he's not in his own bedroom. More surprising is that he doesn't recognize his hands, or his legs...When he looks in the mirror he gets the shock of his life! How is it possible that Alex has become another boy - a boy who everyone calls Philip? And how have six whole months passed overnight? This is a riveting psychological thriller by a brilliant new voice in children's books.

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Martyn Bedford began his career as a journalist and is the author of five books for adults, including The Houdini Girl which won the Yorkshire Post Best First Novel Award, Acts of Revision and Black Cat. Flip is his first book for teens. He later became the director of the novel writing programme at the University of Manchester, as well as fiction critic for the Literary Review. Martyn currently teaches the creative writing module at Leeds Trinity University College and is a Royal Literary Fund Fellow. He lives in likely, West Yorkshire, with his family.

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Click here for more details or to buy Summer Break SUMMER BREAK by Sophia Lowell                        Facebook Twitter

Mr. Schuester doesn't want the Glee club to lose its momentum over summer break, so he's talked Rachel, Finn and the crew into running a singing workshop for local kids.

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Can Rachel Berry rock a beret? McKinley High goes international when a French glee club comes to town in the second original Glee novel. Kurt gets an entourage, Finn falls for a new girl, and Puck learns that some moves are lost in translation in this hilarious culture-clash story.

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Raised in Kenya, Dan grew up with a unique outlook on life. Through adventurous safaris and benevolent crusades around the world, he crafted a philosophy of curiosity, creativity, adventure, and charity. His journals, photographs, letters, and relationships continue to speak to young people even 15 years after his death. Targeted to the teen audience, but also full of new material for long-time Dan fans, this unique biography of a remarkable artist and adventurer is packed full of previously unpublished artwork, letters, and snapshots.

The text takes readers on a journey through Dan's life, from arriving in Africa at age 7, to the fateful day in July 1992 when he was stoned to death, and beyond, exploring Dan's impact on everyone who has encountered his story. Inspired by Dan's own innovative ideas, this book includes special extras such as stickers, an accordion fold-out of postcards, a T-shirt iron-on, and replicated documents.

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Alyson Noel

Everlasting is the sixth and final instalment of the epic love story that has enchanted readers across the world. Ever and Damen have spent centuries facing down bitter rivals, jealous friends and their own worst fears - all in the hope of being together forever.

Now in Everlasting, their destiny is finally within reach.

Will they be united, or torn apart forever? Readers will finally discover the truth in this anxiously awaited conclusion!

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Ellen Schreiber

The eighth title in the bestselling Vampire Kisses series. The morbidly monotonous Dullsville has finally become exciting, now Raven is madly in love with her hot vampire boyfriend Alexander, and a crew of vampires has taken residence in Dullsville's old mill. Raven discovers Jagger's plan to open a new club, The Crypt, right here in Dullsville. But is it her dream come true, or her worst nightmare? Can Raven convince Jagger to make the Crypt the morbidly magnificent dance club it could be, safe for mortals and vampires alike? With cryptic secrets and cravings, this eighth instalment in the Vampire Kisses series is a romantic and mysterious thrill ride.

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Brenna Yobanoff

Mackie Doyle is a replacement - a fairy child left in the crib of a human baby sixteen years ago, to replace the baby when it was stolen away by the fey.

So though he lives in the small town of Gentry, Mackie's real home is the fey world of tunnels and black, murky water, a world of living dead girls ruled by a little tattooed princess. Now, because his fey blood gives him fatal allergies to iron, blood and consecrated ground, Mackie is slowly dying in the human world. Mackie would give anything just to be normal, to live quietly amongst humans, practice his bass guitar and spend time with his crush, Tate.

But when Tate's baby sister goes missing, Mackie is drawn irrevocably back home to the fey underworld of Gentry, known as Mayhem, where he must face down the dark creatures, rescue the child, and find his rightful place - in our world, or theirs.

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Click here for more details or to buy Dragon's OathDRAGON'S OATH
P. C. Cast
and Kristian Cast

Before Zoey is Marked and arrives at the House of Night before she rises in power to confront utter darkness, and the House of Night is divided there s Dragon, and the dark choice that won t let him go.

Long before he s a professor at the House of Night with Zoey and the gang, in the early 19th century, Bryan Lankford is a troublesome, yet talented human teen. He thinks he can get away with anything until his father, a British nobleman, has finally had enough, and banishes him to America. When Bryan is Marked on the docks and given the choice between the London House of Night and the dragon-prowed ship to America, he chooses the Dragon and a new fate.

In 1830 s St. Louis, the Gateway to the West, Dragon Lankford becomes a Sword Master, and soon realizes there are dangerous challenges - and beautiful perks. Like Anastasia, the captivating young Professor of Spells and Rituals at the Tower Grove House of Night, who really should have nothing to do with a fledgling But when a dark power threatens, Dragon is caught in its focus. Though his uncanny fighting skills make him a powerful fledgling, is he strong enough to ward off this new darkness, while protecting Anastasia as well? Will his choices save her - or destroy them all?

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Josephine Angelini

Destiny brought them together. The Gods will keep them apart.

When shy, awkward Helen Hamilton sees Lucas Delos for the first time she thinks two things. The first: that he is the most ridiculously beautiful boy she has seen in her life. The second: that she wants to kill him with her bare hands.

With an ancient curse making them loathe one another, Lucas and Helen have to keep their distance. But sometimes love is stronger than hate, and not even the gods themselves can prevent what will happen...

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Josephine Angelini is a Massachusetts native and the youngest of eight siblings. A real-live farmer's daughter, Josie graduated from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts in theatre, with a focus on the classics. She now lives in Los Angeles with her screenwriter husband...and she still can drive a tractor.

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Marcus Sedgwick

A modern gothic thriller about what awaits us after death - angels or the devil.

It's summer. Rebecca is an unwilling visitor to Winterfold - taken from the buzz of London and her friends and what she thinks is the start of a promising romance. Ferelith already lives in Winterfold - it's a place that doesn't like to let you go, and she knows it inside out - the beach, the crumbling cliff paths, the village streets, the woods, the deserted churches and ruined graveyards, year by year being swallowed by the sea. Against her better judgement, Rebecca and Ferelith become friends, and during that long, hot, claustrophobic summer they discover more about each other and about Winterfold than either of them really want to, uncovering frightening secrets that would be best left long forgotten.

Interwoven with Rebecca and Ferelith's stories is that of the seventeenth century Rector and Dr Barrieux, master of Winterfold Hall, whose bizarre and bloody experiments into the after-life might make angels weep, and the devil crow.

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C.C. Hunter

Don't miss this spectacular new series that will steal your heart and haunt your dreams, Welcome to Shadow Falls camp, nestled deep in the woods of a town called Fallen...

One night Kylie Galen finds herself at the wrong party, with the wrong people, and it changes her life forever. Her mother ships her off to Shadow Falls - a camp for troubled teens, and within hours of arriving, it becomes painfully clear that her fellow campers aren't just "troubled." Here at Shadow Falls, vampires, werewolves, shapshifters, witches and fairies train side by side - learning to harness their powers, control their magic and live in the normal world.

Kylie's never felt normal, but surely she doesn't belong here with a bunch of paranormal freaks either. Or does she? They insist Kylie is one of them, and that she was brought here for a reason. As if life wasn't complicated enough, enter Derek and Lucas. Derek's a half-fae who's determined to be her boyfriend, and Lucas is a smokin' hot werewolf with whom Kylie shares a secret past. Both Derek and Lucas couldn't be more different, but they both have a powerful hold on her heart.

Even though Kylie feels deeply uncertain about everything, one thing is becoming painfully clear - Shadow Falls is exactly where she belongs...

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Lauren Kate

The third book in the Number 1 best-selling Fallen series serves up what readers are dying to know. . .

Love Begins

Luce would die for Daniel.

And she has. Over and over again. Throughout time, Luce and Daniel have found each other, only to be painfully torn apart: Luce dead, Daniel left broken and alone. But perhaps it doesn't need to be that way. . . .

Luce is certain that something-or someone-in a past life can help her in her present one. So she begins the most important journey of this lifetime . . . going back eternities to witness firsthand her romances with Daniel . . . and finally unlock the key to making their love last.

Cam and the legions of angels and Outcasts are desperate to catch Luce, but none are as frantic as Daniel. He chases Luce through their shared pasts, terrified of what might happen if she rewrites history.

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In This Issue


Peoples Republic

A Monster Calls

An Act of Love

The Shattering

The Abduction

You Against Me


Fallen Grace

Black Ice

The Scourge of Jericho

The Midnight Palace

Tigers Curse



Scrivener's Moon

Changing Yesterday

The Warlock

Winter's Shadow


Urban Assassin

What Happened To Goodbye

The Comet Box


Summer Break

Foreign Exchange

Safari As A Way Of Life


Cryptic Cravings

The Replacement

Dragon's Oath


White Crow

Born At Midnight

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