New year and new books.
2010 is going to be great year for children's books. So many great reads for you to get your hands on and many more to come in the next post. I look forward to reading them all and discover what's inside.
David Miller - Sea Wolf - Published by OUP Oxford 1 Jan 2010
HUNTED. TRAPPED. DESPERATE. Shipwrecked after a ferocious storm, Hanna, Ned and Jik come face to face with a murderous foe. They must escape or die. But how do you outrun a bullet . . . Or out swim a shark?
Pat Walsh - The Crowfield Curse - Published by Chicken House 4 Jan 2010(see book review)
It's 1347 and fifteen-year-old Will, an orphan boy, lives at Crowfield Abbey. Sent into the forest to gather wood, he rescues instead, a creature from a trap - a hob, who shares with Will a terrible secret. Somewhere in the forest behind the abbey where he lives,is a grave. And buried deep in the snow is an angel. But how can an angel die? What has it to do with the monks of the Abbey? When two hooded strangers arrive at Crowfield asking questions about the angel's grave. Will is drawn into a world of dangerous Old Magic.
Sophie McKenzie - The Hostage(Medusa Project) - Published by Simon & Schuster 7 Jan 2010
Fourteen years ago, four babies were implanted with the Medusa gene - a gene for psychic abilities. Now teenagers, Nico, Ketty, Ed and Dylan have been brought together by government agents to create a secret crime-fighting force - The Medusa Project. But now Ketty's brother Lex has stumbled into a dangerous game involving his boss and a hidden bomb. It's up to Ketty to save him without letting on what she knows to the rest of the team. But can she control her psychic visions, and her feelings for Nico, without getting the team's cover - and herself - blown sky high?
R J Anderson - Rebel(Knife) - Published by Orchard 7 Jan 2010
Linden's cage glowed with fiery heat, burning her fingers when she tried to cling to the bars. She fluttered helplessly in midair, wing muscles aching with the effort, knowing that she couldn't hover much longer before her strength gave out – and that the moment it did, she would die...
Michelle Harrison - The Thirteen Curses:Bk 2 - Published by Simon & Schuster - 7 Jan 2010