Tuesday, 11 September 2012

Mr Ripley's Enchanted New Book Picks - October 2012

Eve and Adam
Michael Grant & Katherine Applegate - Eve and Adam - Published by Egmont Book 1,October 2012
This is a stunning new mystery-thriller from the bestselling writers of "Animorphs" and "GONE". It is an exceptional page-turner. Escapism just doesn't get more thrilling than this. 16-year-old Eve Spiker lives an easy life with her geneticist mother, Terra. That is, until she's involved in a freak accident and left with life-threatening injuries. Injuries that seem to be healing faster than physically possible. Recuperating at her mum's lab, Eve meets Solo, a hot teenage lab assistant who seems to know more about what's going on at Spiker Biotech than he should do. Joining forces to investigate, Solo and Eve uncover a secret so huge it could change the world completely. Because Terra's research is about more than just saving human lives. It's about creating them...

                                       
The Wolf Princess
Cathryn Constable - The Wolf Princess - Published by Chicken House - 4,October 2012
Alone in the world, Sophie dreams of being someone special, but she could never have imagined this \. On a school trip to Russia, Sophie and her two friends find themselves on the wrong train. They are rescued by the beautiful Princess Anna Volkonskaya, who takes them to her winter palace and mesmerises them with stories of lost diamonds and a tragic past. But as night falls and wolves prowl, Sophie discovers more than dreams in the crumbling palace of secrets \.


The Obsidian Mirror

Catherine Fisher - The Obsidian Mirror - Published by Hodder Children's Books - 4,October 2012
The experiments concerned a black mirror, which is a portal to both the past and the future. Venn is not alone in wanting to use its powers. Strangers begin gathering in and around Venn's estate: Sarah - a runaway, who appears out of nowhere and is clearly not what she says, Maskelyne - who claims the mirror was stolen from him in some past century. There are others, a product of the mirror's power to twist time. And a tribe of elemental beings surround this isolated estate, fey, cold, untrustworthy, and filled with hate for humans. But of them all, Jake is hell-bent on using the mirror to get to the truth. Whatever the cost, he must learn what really happened to his father.

Jake's father disappears while working on mysterious experiments with the obsessive, reclusive Oberon Venn. Jake is convinced Venn has murdered him. But the truth he finds at the snow-bound Wintercombe Abbey is far stranger ...


Witches at War!: The Wild Winter
Martin Howard - Witches at War!: The Wild Winter - Published by Pavilion Books - 4,October 2012
Now, Sam and her mentor, the incompetent and rude but strangely likeable Esmelia Sniff, have been separated and evil is beginning to dominate the world. It's the longest, coldest winter since records began and the newspapers are reporting sightings of strange and evil creatures making their way towards the Bleak Fortress. Inside the fortress Sam is a prisoner to Diabolica's evil plans while her friend, the potion expert Helza Poppin, is trapped in the dungeon and scheduled for torture. Things ain't looking good.

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