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Behind the Gates (Tomorrow Girls #1)

Behind the Gates book cover
Behind the Gates book cover
Author:  Eva Gray

In a terrifying future world, four girls must depend on each other if they want to survive.
Louisa is nervous about being sent away to a boarding school -- but she's excited, too. And she has her best friend, Maddie, to keep her company. The girls have to pretend to be twin sisters, which Louisa thinks just adds to the adventure!

Blood Red Road

Author:  Moira Young

In the Dustlands, you fight or you die.

There are no laws in Saba's world. When her twin brother is stolen. she pursues his captors through a wild, wasted land. She must become a warrior to survive. On this dangerous road she can trust no one. Not even the handsome thief who saved her life - and steals her heart

"A shot of pure adrenalin" - The Times

"A great blockbuster of a book" - Scotsman

"It will satisfy the cravings of Hunger Games fans... this book will blow you away" - MTV

Flight of the Falcon

Author:  Susan Geason

Set in eleventh-century Normandy, this adventure novel is an intriguing glimpse of the life of a young noblewoman in the early Middle Ages. Sybilla St-Valery, the daughter of a nobleman and soldier, has been staying with relatives in the Duke of Normandy’s castle. When news of an imminent English attach reaches them, Sybilla must undertake a dangerous journey home to her mother and the family estate. But these are treacherous times to be on the road.

Machine Wars

Author:  Michael Pryor

It was only a matter of time until one escaped.

Bram just wasn't expecting it to be today.

In the sky, drones are hunting him. On every corner, machines are waiting to kill him.

But Bram has a plan. First, scatter and hide. Then, with his best friend and wise-cracking roboduck, help to save the world.

Ashes

Author:  Ilsa J. Bick

Alex has run away and is hiking through the wilderness with her dead parents’ ashes, about to say goodbye to the life she no longer wants to live. But then the world suddenly changes. An electromagnetic pulse sweeps through the sky zapping every electronic device and killing the vast majority of adults. For those spared, it’s a question of who can be trusted and who has changed… Everyone still alive has turned – some for the better (those who acquired a superhuman sense) while others for the worse (those who acquired a taste for human flesh).

The Star Shard

Author:  Frederic S. Durbin

This beautifully written fantasy tackles the issues of slavery and freedom. Twelve-year-old Cymbril is a slave on Thunder Rake, a gigantic wagon city that rolls from town to town carrying goods to be sold by its resident merchants. The Rake’s master purchases a new slave, a mysterious boy named Loric who is one of the magical Fey.

A Farewell to Charms (Princess for Hire #3)

Author:  Lindsey Leavitt

Desi Bascomb is a princess substitute prodigy--she's the fastest employee ever to advance to level three in the Facade Agency, and the youngest to ever be a full-time sub. But now with all eyes on Desi, the only thing she wants is a moment alone to talk to Reed, who's a Facade legacy and secretly a sub for princes. As Desi trains for her new role, she spies more than a few cracks in Facade's perfect appearance. But uncovering the agency's dark past might require more than a princess sub can handle by herself.

The Amazing Story Of Adolphus Tips

Author:  Michael Morpurgo

This is the tale of Michael's grandma's experiences as she grew up in Slapton in Devon during World War Two, told through her diaries when she was 12 years old.

The Sea Of Trolls

Author:  Nancy Farmer

Assassin's Creed (#6): Black Flag

Author:  Oliver Bowden

The Golden Age of Piracy – a time when greed, ambition and corruption overcomes all loyalties – and a brash young captain, Edward Kenway, is making his name known for being one of the greatest pirates of his time. In the brilliant new novel, Assassin's Creed: Black Flag, discover the story of how Edward, a young privateer, became one of the world's most deadly pirates and was drawn into the centuries-old battle between the Templars and the Assassins.