William Osborne - Hitler's Angel - 3rd May 2012 - 10+
Otto and Leni have escaped to England from Nazi Germany. They thought they were safe, but now the British want them to go back. Dropped behind enemy lines, they embark on a secret operation codenamed Wolfsangel. Their mission is to find and kidnap a girl who could bring down Hitler And so begins their bravest journey yet...
Mike and Rachel Grinti - Claws - 24th May 2012 - 10+
Emma's sister is missing. Her parents have spent all their money trying to find her and the family has moved to a trailer park for Crags \- magical creatures that live on the edge of human sociey - next to the dark forest. Here Emma meets a smooth-talking cat named Jack who has a plan to rescue her sister. He shows her how to shape-shift, to developlaws and cat senses. But cat magic isn't easy, and Emma soon learns her sister is in the thrall of the faeries, the most beautiful and dangerous creatures of all.
Thomas Taylor - Haunters - 24th May 2012 - 10+
Eddie, Adam and David have the same gift. Separated by generations, they are linked by their ability to time-travel. Using their dreams, they can appear like ghosts, wherever and whenever they want. The first is the genius who discovers dreamwalking. The second is a Haunter, a dream-terrorist, determined to change history foris own ends. The last is the novice dreamwalker who must battle to save his family, and himself, from oblivion.
David Massey - Torn - 2nd August 2012 - 14+
Afghanistan. In the heat and dust, young British army medic Elinor Nielson watches an Afghan girl walk into a hail of bullets. But when she runs to help, Ellie finds her gone. Who is she? And what's happened to her? What Ellie discovers makes her question everything she believes in even her feelings for the American lieutenant who takes her side.
Andrew Peters - The Glass Forest - 2nd August 2012 - 9+
Ark lives a mile up from the ground - in the last trees in the world. But Ravenwood faces a new threat by the empire that wants its precious wood. Ark and his friends must travel deep into enemy heartland to find out what evil is planned Awaiting them is a glittering forest of glass skyscrapers, a twisted echo of home. But the wildlife within is infinitely more dangerous.
There are some great reads, and certainly lots more to come at the end of this year, from Chicken House. The Wolf Princess by Cathryn Constable is due to be published in October. Whilst the sequel to the Undead by Kirsty Mckay, entitled 'The Unfed', looks like another winner. And of course, we should not forget 'Zac and the Dream Stealers' by one of my favourite authors, Ross MacKenzie, which is due to be released sometime in June.