Wednesday, 4 April 2018

Mr Ripley's Enchanted Books: Children's and Young Adult Book Picks - April 2018 - UK Post

Jess Butterworth - When the Mountains Roared - Published by Orion Children's Books (5 April 2018) - ISBN-13: 978-1510102118 - Paperback

I thought we'd live here forever ... but then, I thought Mum would be here forever too.
When Ruby's dad uproots her from Australia to set up a hotel in the mountains of India, Ruby is devastated. Not only are they living in a run-down building in the middle of the wilderness surrounded by scorpions, bears and leopards, but Ruby is sure that India will never truly feel like home - not without her mum there.
Ever since her mum died, Ruby has been afraid. Of cars. Of the dark. Of going to sleep and never waking up. 
But then the last remaining leopards of the mountain are threatened and everything changes. Ruby vows to do all she can to protect them - if she can only overcome her fears...

Scarlett Thomas - The Chosen Ones (Worldquake, Book 2) - Published by  Canongate Books (5 April 2018) - ISBN-13: 978-1782119302 - Hardback 


THERE IS MAGIC BEYOND THE REALWORLD . . .
EFFIE TRUELOVE has learned to travel through magical books to the Otherworld.
MAXIMILIAN UNDERWOOD, Effie's classmate, is more interested in the dark and forbidden Underworld.
When Effie and Maximilian both mysteriously vanish, their friends Raven, Lexy and Wolf don't know where to turn for help. Raven is a witch and her horse, Echo, has revealed that Effie is in deep danger and time is running out.
To make things worse, Raven's mother, the author Laurel Wilde, is caught up in a plot with the ruthless billionaire Albion Freake, who, it seems, will stop at nothing to become invincible . . .
Where are Effie and Maximilian? Are their disappearances connected?
And can Albion Freake's deadly plan be stopped?

Andrew Zurcher - Twelve Nights - Published by Puffin (5 April 2018) - ISBN-13: 978-0141385549 - Hardback

Kay and her little sister, Eloise, never imagined that their standard icy Christmas Eve in Cambridge would be the start of a twelve-night odyssey . . .
Kay's father is working late - as usual. Fed up, her mother bundles her daughters into the car and drives to her husband's Cambridge college to collect him herself. But when they arrive, the staff claim that nobody by his name has ever worked there . . .
Kay is puzzled by her mother's reaction - silent tears, not anger and confusion. And what is even more puzzling is the card on her pillow when they return home:
Will O. de Wisp, Gent. F.H.S.P. and Phillip R. T. Gibbet, Gent. F.H.S.P. K.Bith. REMOVALS. 
That night, Kay is woken by voices at her window: the voices of Will and Phillip, the Removers. But they are not human. And Kay shouldn't be able to see them. Except she can . . .

David O'Connell (Author) Claire Powell (Illustrator) - The Chocolate Factory Ghost (The Dundoodle Mysteries) - Published by Bloomsbury Children's Books (5 April 2018) - ISBN-13: 978-1408887066 - Paperback  


Archie McBudge knows his lucky underpants must really work because when he and his mum are summoned to Honeystone Hall in the remote Scottish village of Dundoodle, they find Archie has inherited not only the enormous hall, but the whole of the world-famous McBudge Confectionery Company from Great-Uncle Archibald. That's a new home, a fortune and a lifetime's supply of treats rolled into one!

(See Book Review HERE)

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