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An adrenaline fuelled opening plunges readers into a compelling and tense thriller. Lily is loitering on the platform of an underground station – with no signal it’s a refuge from her cyberbullies – when a girl comes running down the track. Lily pulls her clear millimetres ahead of a train, and follows her into a secret passage, and a nightmare world. In the labyrinth beneath London lives a strange community, ruled by an autocratic leader ‘The Farmer’, and the crop he controls is truly terrifying. S. C. Ransom succeeds in making the scenario credible at all times; Lily and Aria, the girl she saves, are strong teen characters; the bullying sub-plot sensitively handled. A gripping teen read. ~ Andrea Reece Kirsty from Nosy Crow says: “Sue can really spin a yarn and she keeps you guessing right to the very end. No spoilers from me, but there are times when you wonder if anyone is going to make it out of the book in one piece!”
This creepy story is a great addition to the Red Eye horror series for teens. Sam moves into a new neighbourhood when his family come into some money. Everything looks lovely, but on their very first night in their new house a man is brutally murdered only yards away. There are more reports of missing people and it’s soon clear to Sam that under the shiny surface lurks something very nasty indeed. He’s determined to expose what’s going on, but things don’t go according to plan. The ending will provoke a satisfying shudder in readers! ~ Andrea Reece
Dreadful monsters abound in this new chapter of the Spook’s saga and as ever Delaney’s storytelling will catch many readers. Tom Ward is now the County’s Spook and when reports come in of a series of horrible murders it’s his duty to investigate. He’s accompanied by an apprentice of his own, a young girl Jenny, seventh daughter of a seventh daughter. The real threat comes from a truly terrifying enemy, the army of Kobalos, ruthless monsters determined to slaughter all human men and enslave the women: Tom is lucky to have Jenny at his side. The ending will shock all Spook’s fans and leave them desperate for the next in this new series. ~ Andrea Reece There’s more gripping ghost-hunting action in Jonathan Stroud’s Lockwood and Co. series, and lots of opportunities for monster combat in Ian Livingstone and Steve Jackson’s seminal Fighting Fantasy series.
In this latest instalment, B’s fellow Angel, Vinyl, is being held hostage by the sinister Owl Man who will only release him in exchange for B’s own dangerous captive. B Smith must consider her next move very carefully indeed…Once again, full page, vivid illustrations from acclaimed comic book artist, Warren Pleece, really bring Shan’s graphic storyline to life making this latest instalment in the series as exciting as ever. And fans won’t have long to wait for more...
February 2015 Debut of the Month Ghost story and psychological thriller, The Dogs will keep readers nervous and guessing to the very end. Cameron and his mum have been on the run from his violent father nearly all his life, moving from town to town, trying to leave no trace of themselves when they go. In Wolf Hollow, the run-down old farm house they move into has secrets of its own. Is Cameron seeing the ghosts of previous occupants, or is he going mad? Which is scarier: things that happened long ago, or the shadowy presence of his father? Stratton ups the tension as events head towards a terrifying climax. A truly eerie and unsettling story. ~ Andrea Reece
Following the sudden death of her best friend, Sophie hopes that spending the summer with family on a remote Scottish island will be just what she needs. But the old schoolhouse, with its tragic history, is anything but an escape. History is about to repeat itself. And Sophie is in terrible danger... Keep up to date with the Red Eye news on Twitter @StripesBooks #RedEye
It is summer time at Clerkenwell and the pressure is on. At this school for the academically elite, failure is not an option and exams are looming. Rich, smart and manipulative Tigs supplies the group of friends with a tiny pill to help them study. Sure, their focus is great in the revision weeks and during the actual exams but how can they switch off? And why are they all feeling so haunted? What are they becoming? Gripping and chilling with a convincing group of teens at its heart, this will send shivers down the spines of all those who know what pressure is. ~ Julia Eccleshare Keep up to date with the Red Eye news on Twitter @StripesBooks #RedEye
Department 19 is utterly addictive. Packed with great characters and brilliantly plotted, the series sets a new benchmark for YA thrillers. This is book four in the explosive series from bestselling author, Will Hill. if you're looking for a fast-paced white knuckle ride that's utterly gripping as zero hour approaches then this is the series for you.
Interest Age 8-12 Reading Age 8+. This thrilling Icelandic myth published by Barrington Stoke in their RELOADED series that introduces readers to new lands and cultures in an accessible way features some terrific characters that will bring to life a world of myth and legend. Thorhall is grateful when he hears the ferocious Glam is willing to be his shepherd. But when a fight with a wild beast leaves Glam dead, his ghost beings to haunt Shadow Vale. Who will be brave enough to confront the ghost? Grettir thinks he might be in with a chance. Will he manage to defeat Glam? ---------------------------------- Barrington Stoke is the foremost publisher of dyslexia friendly books and those for reluctant readers. Here on Lovereading4kids we are constantly selecting new titles and refreshing our special dyslexia friendly category. Click here to view our current selection which is broken down by age range. Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant and dyslexic readers aged 8+
A spooky funny mystery with ghost-hunting, useless adults and tea! Thruppence and Tim don't know what they're getting themselves into when they ring the bell at the house with dusty windows and a tarnished name plate to enquire about the advertised 'Saturday Person'. What could be so difficult about an unspecified Saturday job? Well, had that name plate been properly cleaned, Thruppence and Tim might not have been so keen to enter...
Best-selling Charlie Higson’s sixth title in the ‘The Enemy’ series is as thrilling and chilling as its predecessors. In a world in which everyone over fourteen is struck down by a hideous illness which ravages their bodies and turns them into frenzied, blood craving zombies, a group of children must do everything they can to survive. With the cities in ruins and full of hidden dangers, Ella believes what she is told – that the countryside is safer. But is it? Ed knows that Ella is in the greatest danger. She may not even be alive. Can he gather together a crew willing to set out on a mission to save her? And will they succeed?
A spine-tingling collection of fearful stories, cleverly framed by an equally chilling storytelling device. Twelve story tellers sit around the table leaving one chair empty and one story still to be told. Each lit only by a single candle, one by one the storytellers deliver their sometimes bloodthirsty, sometimes mysterious and always creepy stories. When finished they each blow their candle out. As the room gets darker the atmosphere gets more terrifying. Who will tell the last story? A brilliant collection for those who love shivery stories. A Piece of Passion from Publisher, David Fickling “We timed this book just ahead of Halloween yet, in fact, it has all-year-round appeal for children of nine years and upward. We love the fact that the focus of the book is on story-telling itself - a clever trick that layers on the chilling irony of the plot as it unfolds. Dave Shelton is an extraordinarily versatile and clever author and his second book with DFB is such a tour de force.”
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