Hinde House School Library Recommended Summer Reads
If you like Twilight........ Grace is fascinated by the wolves in the woods behind her house; one yellow-eyed wolf in particular. Sam leads two lives. In winter, he stays in the frozen woods. In summer, he has a few precious months to be human .until the cold makes him shift back again. When Grace and Sam finally meet, they realize they can't bear to be apart.
Since a horrible accident claimed the lives of her family, sixteen-year-old Ever can see auras, hear people's thoughts, and know a person's life story by touch. Going out of her way to shield herself from human contact to suppress her abilities has branded her as a freak at her new high school - but everything changes when she meets Damen Auguste.
About three things I was absolutely positive. First, Edward was a vampire. Second, there was a part of him---and I didn't know how dominant that part might be----that thirsted for my blood. And third, I was unconditionally and irrevocably in love with him. The book that started a publishing dynasty. A great saga which now stretches through 5 books and so far has spawned 3 films, the latest being Eclipse. The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner now in the Library
There were no surprises in Gatlin County. We were pretty much the epicenter of the middle of nowhere. At least, that's what I thought. Turns out, I couldn't have been more wrong. There was a curse. There was a girl. And in the end, there was a grave. The phenomenon that's been sweeping the country seems to be here to stay. Not only are the teenagers who have come back from their graves still here, but newlydeads are being unearthed all the time. While scientists look for answers and politicians take their stands, the undead population of Oakville have banded together in a group they're calling the Sons of Romero, hoping to find solidarity in segregation. When Phoebe's best friend Adam takes a bullet for her, it proves everyone right - Adam is in love with her. And now that he's come back to life, Phoebe's presence may be more important than ever. They say that a zombie can come back from death faster if they're loved...and kissed - which means Phoebe has to say goodbye to Tommy Williams, the other zombie in her life.
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Looking for Adventure ...? 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. Yet moments before death, someone mysteriously appeared and said, 'Take my hand ...' But Liam, Maddy and Sal aren't rescued. They are recruited by an agency that no one knows exists, with only one purpose - to fix broken history. Because time travel is here, and there are those who would go back in time and change the past. That's why the TimeRiders exist: to protect us. To stop time travel from destroying the world...
Great child spy series. Twelve books so far
The latest in the Skulduggery series. The next is out in September!
The latest series from the author of Percy Jackson
Marcus Sedgwick is probably the best Young Adult writer at this moment in time. This book deals with the American West in the pioneer days
Great adventure yarn from one of the masters of the genre. Interesting cover as well.
Fantastic steampunk story from a great American writer. The illustrations are brilliant
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Max is an ordinary north London schoolboy by day, but at night he performs sell-out public shows as an escapologist nicknamed The Half-Pint Houdini by the tabloid press. His father, Alexander, was also a world-renowned escapologist, who disappeared two years earlier in the Central American state of Santo Domingo. His body was never found, but Max's mother, Helen, was convicted of murdering her husband by a Santo Domingan court. One evening, after his show, Max receives a visit from a mysterious man from Santo Domingo -
Now in its 22nd Year. The awards ceremony will be held at the Sheffield City Hall in November
Suddenly there are no adults, no answers. What would you do? In the blink of an eye, the world changes. The adults vanish without a trace, and those left must do all they can to survive. But everyone's idea of survival is different. Some look after themselves, some look after others, and some will do anything for power...Even kill. For Sam and Astrid, it is a race against time as they try to solve the questions that now dominate their lives.... When life as you know it ends at 15, everything changes.
Lauren and her aunt and uncle are returning to London after years living away in Cornwall. For Lauren it is a return to the sight of a terrible family tragedy and a house full of ghosts.When she was six years old her mum and little sister were murdered in their home...and Lauren's dad was put in prison for the crime. Now she is living a stones's throw from her old house, and despite her trepidation, Lauren is curious to know who lives there now,
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‘What’s up with your mum?’ We sit on the railings and, as the grey clouds scud over our heads, I tell Jack and Freya about Mum being ill. I don’t tell them that I’m worried stupid, but they’re my mates, I think they can work that out for themselves. I also tell them about Jesse and his accident. The prat. ‘Blimey – sixty-six per cent of one family in hospital at the same time!’ says Jack. ‘You’d better watch yourself, Lukey. It could be an ancient Indian curse . . . Why don’t you sleep at mine tonight?’ ‘Yeah, go on,’ I say. ‘Don’t fancy another night home alone.’ To tell the truth, I’ve eaten the last pizza anyway
Five kids at an exclusive private school hatch a daring plan to fake a kidnap and raise money for charity. There’s brainy scholarship boy, Wiki, super-glam Jade, too-cool-for-school Mark, everyone’s best friend Holly – and then there’s Trix. It was her brilliant idea in the first place. A kidnap, a rural hideaway, a load of money . . . and all for the very best of motives. What could possibly go wrong?
Winners from the past have included JK Rowling, Jacqueline Wilson and Michael Morpurgo. All the books are available to loan from the library
Grace is fascinated by the wolves in the woods behind her house; one yellow-eyed wolf in particular. Every winter, she watches him but every summer, he disappears. Sam leads two lives. In winter he stays in the frozen woods, with the protection of the pack.n summer, he has a few precious months to be human . . . until the cold makes him shift back again. When Grace and Sam finally meet they realize they can't bear to be apart. But as winter nears, Sam must fight to stay human - or risk losing himself, and Grace, for ever
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Fantastic Fiction This is a great series of books. Imagine Big Brother where instead of the public voting the contestants out, the contestants have to kill each other to win the contest. Imagine everyone in the world watched this live. There you have the Hunger Games. So far the first two books have been published with the third, highly anticipated book out at the end of August.
Follow Georgia's hilarious antics as she tries to overcome the dilemma’s that are weighing up against her, and muddle her way through teenage life and all that it entails: how to replace accidentally shaved-off eyebrows; how to cope with Angus, her small labrador-sized Scottish wildcat; her first kiss with Peter – afterwards known as Whelk Boy; annoying teachers; unsympathetic friends and family, and how to entice Robbie the Sex God!
Phew – she’s really got her work cut out!
If you’ve not delved into the fantastic world of Manga fiction then, you’re in for a treat. Manga are Japanese style graphic novels with a twist. Most of them you read from back to front and from right to left in the eastern style, but don’t worry because the writing is in English! A lot of Manga is translations from Japanese, but there is a growing British presence. For instance Cirque du Freak is available in Manga form and we have Manga versions of Romeo & Juliet and others. You can also read on line at One Manga (www.onemanga.com)
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Featured Author His first novel was Cirque du Freak, the start of the epic Saga of Darren Shan. The first three books in the series have been recently turned into the blockbuster film ‘The Vampire’s Assistant’. In the past couple of years a series of Manga adventures about the Saga of Darren Shan have been published (and are available in the library along with 2 french editions!) The second series was a more bloodthirsty horror entitled the Demonata series. There are 10 books in this series with you being able to read the first 4 in any order (unusual for a series).
Darren Shan is a world famous author from Ireland. He started out writing adult horror books but when that didn’t work out he moved to writing for teenagers.
The Saga of Darren Shan
Darren Shan's an ordinary schoolboy, until he and his best friend Steve get tickets to the Cirque Du Freak, a bizarre freak show featuring such arcane performers as Hans Hands, Gertha Teeth, the Wolf Man and Rhamus Twobellies. In the midst of the ghoulish excitement, true terror raises its head when Steve recognises that one of the performers -- Mr Crepsley -- is in fact a vampire! (darrenshan.com)
"The Demonata" is a ten-book series which will take readers into new realms and universes, all of them populated or threatened by demons. Fast-paced and bloody, horrific and fantastic, frightening and exciting. You might never look at the world in the same way again ... (darrenshan.com) Darren Shan’s latest series starts with the Thin Executioner. It’s a slight departure for Darren as it’s more of a fantasy adventure, but has still got those recognisable Shan moments. Jebel Rum is a thin, scrawny boy. His father is the famed executioner in the city where they live. When Jebel is humiliated in public, he sets off on a quest to gain great strength and invincibility. If successful, he will be able to compete in a gruelling contest to prove himself and replace his father as the wielder of the axe. Failure, on the other hands, means certain death. (darrenshan.com) Hinde House School Library
Stop Press - Just In Facing the atrocities of World War One head on, Bissen Singh fights for the British Empire and is almost killed. He ends up in hospital in England where he meets a beautiful young nurse. But this can be no ordinary wartime romance between a soldier and a nurse. She is a white girl and he is an Indian Sikh. When, against all the odds, they fall in love Bissen must make a choice between his country and his love ...Years later, Bissen is back in Amritsar, his home town, waiting desperately for news of his love. But Amritsar is now a city on the brink of revolution. A gang of teenage Indian boys are part of the increasingly violent rebellion against the British that Bissen once fought alongside. Every day things get more and more dangerous, and more and more innocent people are dragged into the fight for the city ...This is an epic, powerful story, of love and life, war and death by awardwinning author Bali Rai. Will the ghosts of the past help Amritsar to a peaceful future...?
It happens in one night: a girl who died now walks among the living, Zil and the Human Crew set fire to Perdido Beach, and amid the flames and smoke, Sam sees the figure of the boy he fears the most Drake. But Sam and Caine defeated him along with the Darkness - or so they thought. As Perdido Beach burns, battles rage: Astrid against the Town Council; the Human Crew versus the mutants; and Sam against Drake. And the prophetess Orsay and her companion, Nerezza, are preaching that death will set them all free. As life in the FAYZ becomes more desperate, no one knows who they can trust.
It's summer. Rebecca is an unwilling visitor to Winterfold - taken from the buzz of London and her friends and what she thinks is the start of a promising romance. Ferelith already lives in Winterfold - it's a place that doesn't like to let you go, and she knows it inside out - the beach, the crumbling cliff paths, the village streets, the woods, the deserted churches and ruined graveyards, year by year being swallowed by the sea. Against her better judgement, Rebecca and Ferelith become friends, and during that long, hot, claustrophobic summer they discover more about each other and about Winterfold than either of them really want to, uncovering frightening secrets that would be best left long forgotten. Interwoven with Rebecca and Ferelith's stories is that of the seventeenth century Rector and Dr Barrieux, master of Winterfold Hall, whose bizarre and bloody experiments into the after-life might make angels weep, and the devil crow.
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