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New Children's Horror Book Picks September 2013 - UK
Chris Higson - The Fallen ( The Enemy) - Published by Puffin - 12, 2013
The Fallen by Charlie Higson is the fifth awesome book in The Enemy series.
First the sickness rotted the adults' minds. Then their bodies. Now they stalk the streets, hunting human flesh.
The Holloway crew are survivors. They've fought their way across London and made it to the Natural History Museum alive - just. But the fight will never end while the Enemy lives, unless there's another way. . .
The kids at the museum are looking for a cure. All they need are medical supplies. To get them means a journey down unknown roads. Roads where not only crazed, hungry sickos hide in the shadows.
SUDDENLY IT'S NOT SO CLEAR WHO - OR WHAT - THEY'RE FIGHTING.
Darren Shan - Zom-B Baby - Published by Simon & Schuster Childrens Books - 26, Sep 2013
How do you know if you're working for a lunatic? Where do you go when you've run out of people to trust? Have you ever heard an undead baby scream? B Smith is out of her comfort zone ...
Christopher Krovatin - Gravediggers: Mountain of Bones - Published by HarperCollins - 25, Sep 2013
When Ian, Kendra, and PJ are separated from their class on a school hiking trip in the mountains, the unthinkable happens: they come face-to-face with a legion of terrifying zombies. They don't know where they are. They don't know how to get home. They don't know what gruesome creatures lurk in the shadows-but when they find out, will they be able to defeat these monsters and escape the mountain together? Perfect for tween readers who are aging out of R.L. Stine's scary chapter book series, Gravediggers: Mountain of Bones is a mysterious, wild ride that will thrill readers to the very last page.
Rick Yancey - The Final Descent (Monstrumologist) - Published by Simon & Schuster - 10, Sep 2013
Will Henry and Dr. Warthrop have encountered many horrors together—but can Will endure a monstrumological terror without his mentor? Will Henry has been through more that seems possible for a boy of fourteen. He’s been on the brink of death on more than one occasion, he has gazed into hell—and hell has stared back at him, and known his face. But through it all, Dr. Warthrop has been at his side.When Dr.
Warthrop fears that Will’s loyalties may be shifting, he turns on Will with a fury, determined to reclaim his young apprentice’s devotion. And so Will must face one of the most horrific creatures of his monstrumology career—and he must face it alone.Over the course of one day, Will’s life—and Pellinor Warthrop’s destiny—will lie in balance. In the terrifying depths of the Monstrumarium, they will face a monster more terrible than any they could have imagined—and their fates will be decided.
William Hussey - Haunted - Published by OUP Oxford - 5, Sep 2013
Milton Lake is a seemingly ordinary town, where tales of hauntings and strange goings on ripple beneath the surface. When a mysterious boy comes to town and moves into a large, derelict house, all alone, his arrival changes everything. Shrouded in secrecy, he senses a kindred spirit in Emma Rhodes, and reveals to her a shocking truth. Someone in Milton Lake is using the fabled Ghost Machine to call the spirits of the dead back to our world.
Now it is up to these two lost souls to find out who is operating the strange invention before it is too late . . . For call by call, the dead will be unleashed.