Tuesday, 27 July 2010

Books On The Reading Pile This Week........


The choice of books is really beginning to grow - the 'to be read' pile is starting to become a hard decision to choose from. Many books are vying for attention - needing and wanting to be read. However, these are the three picks to start the week with. Thanks to all those people, who have sent and enabled my book choice to be so exciting!

Cornelia Funke - Reckless - Published by Chicken House & Little Brown Books - 14 September 2010
For the first time in his life, Jacob Reckless is afraid. For years he's stolen across to another world. A dark enchanted place he's loved for its treasure, secrets and dangers. Until now. Will, his younger brother, has followed him with terrible consequences: The boy will turn to beast; the girl he loves will break her hert and chaos will rule forever, unless Jacob can spin a fairytale to save them ..

Zac and the Dream Pirates
Ross Mackenzie - Zac & The Dream Pirates - Published by Chicken House - 6 September 2010
Everybody dreams. That's the problem. Good dreams are sweet. Bad dreams are scary, but what happens if the worst sort of nightmares take over? Zac Wonder is about to find out. On the stroke of midnight, he is plunged into an extraordinary world on the other side of sleep. Is he still dreaming? Has he gone nuts? Or, is he really meant to save us all from vampires, werewolves and the dream pirates who threaten to keep us awake forever......

Alex Scarrow - TimeRiders:Day of the Predator - Published by Puffin - 6 August 2010
Liam O’Connor should have died at sea in 1912. Maddy Carter should have died on a plane in 2010. Sal Vikram should have died in a fire in 2029. But all three have been given a second chance – to work for an agency that no-one knows exists. Its purpose - to prevent time travel destroying history . . . When Maddy mistakenly opens a time window where and when she shouldn’t have, Liam is marooned sixty-five million years ago in the hunting ground of a deadly - and until now - undiscovered species of predator. Can Liam make contact with Maddy and Sal before he's torn to pieces by dinosaurs – and without endangering history so much that the world is overtaken by a terrifying new reality?

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