Thursday, 29 September 2011

New Books Picks for October 2011

book cover of 

Flame of the Dragon 

 (Scream Street, book 13)

by

Tommy Donbavand

                         

Tommy Donbavand - Scream Street 13: Flame of the Dragon - Published by Walker (6 Oct 2011) 

Having been banished to the Underlands by Acrid Belcher, the evil head of G.H.O.U.L., Luke, Resus and Cleo begin their thirteenth adventure fighting for their very existence. And life doesn't get much easier from there – the quest to return the sixth and final relic will take them to a dragon’s lair in China, after which they must overcome the not-so-small problem of a deluded slime beast hell bent on creating an evil new world order. Once again it’s up to the trio to save Scream Street – but will they fall at the final hurdle?


book cover of 

The Crimson Shard 

 (Blackhope Enigma, book 2)

by

Teresa Flavin                                                  

                                               

Teresa Flavin - The Crimson Shard (Blackhope Enigma Series) - Published by Templar (1 Oct 2011)

This sequel to The Blackhope Enigma is imbued with alchemy and intrigue. During what seems like an ordinary museum visit, tour guide Throgmorton lures Sunni and Blaise through a painted doorway into eighteenth-century London. When Throgmorton demands secret information from the pair about their Blackhope escapades, they attempt to flee, encountering body snatchers, art thieves and forgers in this gripping time-travel adventure.

book cover of 

This Dark Endeavor 

The Apprenticeship of Victor Frankenstein 

by

Kenneth Oppel
                                                   
                                                   
Kenneth Oppel - This Dark Endeavour - Published by David Fickling Books ( 6 Oct 2011)

In this prequel to Mary Shelley’s gothic classic, Frankenstein, 16-year-old Victor Frankenstein begins a dark journey that will change his life forever. Victor’s twin, Konrad, has fallen ill, and no doctor is able to cure him. Unwilling to give up on his brother, Victor enlists his beautiful cousin Elizabeth and best friend Henry on a treacherous search for the ingredients to create the forbidden Elixir of Life. Impossible odds, dangerous alchemy and a bitter love triangle threaten their quest at every turn.
Victor knows he must not fail. But his success depends on how far he is willing to push the boundaries of nature, science, and love – and how much he is willing to sacrifice.


Rick Riordan - Heroes of Olympus:The Son of Neptune - Published by Puffin (4 Oct 2011)

The SECOND title in this number one, bestselling spin-off series from Percy Jackson creator, Rick Riordan.
This crazy messed up world of gods and monsters is Percy Jackson's reality, which pretty much sucks for him.

Percy Jackson, son of Poseidon, God of the Sea, has woken from a very deep sleep and come face to face with two snake-haired ladies who refuse to die.
But they're the least of his problems. Because Percy finds himself at a camp for half-bloods, which doesn't ring any bells for him. There's just one name he remembers from his past. Annabeth.

Only one thing is certain - Percy's questing days aren't over. He and fellow demigods Frank and Hazel must face the most important quest of all: the Prophecy of Seven.If they fail, it's not just their camp at risk. Percy's old life, the gods, and the entire world might be destroyed . . .



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