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This is young adult fiction at its challenging and thrilling best - and Melvin Burgess has yet again struck a chord with a teenager’s world. The issue of cosmetic surgery is brought sharply into focus and in such a way that the reader will feel more informed and as a result the ever present peer pressures which are a part of teenage life more keenly borne.Click here to see an interview with Melvin Burgess on www.meettheauthor.co.uk
A brilliant, dark and compelling read that cleverly interweaves the story of a 17th century witch into the life of a boy whose world is forever haunted by fire, for his family home was destroyed by it as was his sister. Sensational writing will ensure it’s almost a one sitting read.
Thomas Ward is the seventh son of a seventh son and has been apprenticed to the local Spook. The job is hard, the Spook is distant and many apprentices have falled before Thomas. Somehow Thomas must learn how to exorcise ghosts, contain witches and bind boggarts. But when he is tricked into freeing Mother Malkin, the most evil witch in the County, the horror begins. To celebrate publication of The Spook’s Nightmare, you can read this book online, for free. Visit www.spooksbooks.com by Friday 25th June to read the first spine-chilling instalment then check back for part two…
When Coraline’s family move into a new home, she steps through a door into another house which seems strangely familiar. It has many of the things she has at home but they are all strangely different. There is even a replacement set of parents. At first, Coraline likes her new home but she soon realises that the new parents are reluctant to let her go. Can Coraline escape? Will she ever get home? Not for the faint hearted, this is a fascinating and chilling story, exquisitely told. Coraline is also available in a film tie-in edition as well as a graphic novel.
Roland, Helen, Nicholas and David are lured into a ruined church, where the fabric of time and place is weak enough to allow them into Elidor. It is a world almost destroyed by fear, and the children are charged with guarding its Treasures. But then the evil forces find a way to this world.