January 2013 Book of the Month
Prize winning Ali Sparkes has created a fresh new action-packed series about a group of children with special powers. This is the second in the series. Each novel is brimming with adventure and danger; the kids live together using all their combined skills to keep the enemies that face them at bay. Lisa can hear the dead speak. They plague her with their needs but, can she also harness her special power and use the dead to help her?
Despite the security surrounding Gideon and Luke on their family holiday, they are far from safe. Someone is coming for them. A man with the cold air of an experienced killer. Are their powers of telekinesis enough to save them, now that a brutal murderer is on their tail?
A group of special teenagers, each with an incredible power. They live together and learn how to use their abilities, protected from those who wish to harm them. Now, for one short week they are let out into the world, with strict instructions that they must not use their powers. But good intentions are easy ...following them through is a different matter. Gideon and Luke are spending some quality family time, playing at being normal teenagers for once. They have no real reason to use their telekinetic powers in the small seaside town, and there are enough bodyguards around to keep them safe, right? Wrong. Someone is stalking them. A man with the cool, calm air of a brutal killer and Gideon and Luke are in his sights.
Mind over Matter is the second book in the Unleashed Series - Click here to download an extract from book one - A Life and Death Job.
'I know now what they mean by a plot that is toe-curlingly good ... brilliantly inventive and rollicking fantastical adventure'
It was outstanding. It blew me away Jamie Fenlon, judge on the Blue Peter Book Award panel
|Publication date:||3rd January 2013|
|Publisher:||Oxford University Press|
|Suitable for:||11+ readers, 9+ readers|
|Recommendations:||Books of the Month, eBooks|
Ali Sparkes meant to be a superstar singer and actress by now, but that never quite happened . . . probably because this was in the olden days before StrictlyPopXTalentIdol. She could have done it otherwise. After many drama school rejections, National Service as a Pontin’s Bluecoat (where she became the spangle-clad assistant to a juggling unicyclist – frighteningly, there is photographic proof), a stint in cabaret and then singing in cheesy cover bands, Ali finally got a proper job in local newspapers before absconding to the BBC in the late 1990s. A bit of local radio presenting and producing followed ...More About Ali Sparkes
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