Happy Sunday folks!
Here's a round up of all the fun I've received over the past week or so, complete with blurbs....
Dangerous to Know by Katy Moran
Bethany + Jack
Two teenagers in love.
Why is everyone desperate to keep them apart?
No Ordinary Love Song by Alison Prince
Cal hates: what humans are doing to the planet - and his dad, most of the time.
Cal likes: music - and Kerry from Australia, who's so beautiful it hurts.
But when liking turns to love, everything changes.
The Name of the Star by Maureen Johnson
Louisiana teenager Rory Deveaux flies to London for the start of a new life at boarding school. But her arrival is overshadowed by the sudden outbreak of brutal murders in the city, gruesome crimes mimicking the horrific work of Jack the Ripper.
"Rippermania" grabs hold of modern day London, and the police are stumped with few leads and no witnesses. Except one. Rory has seen their prime suspect on the school grounds. But her friend Jazza, who was with her at the time, didn't see anyone.
So why could only Rory see him? And more urgently, what is he planning to do next?
In this edge-of-your-seat thriller, full of suspense, humour and romance, Rory discovers the secret ghost police of London and the truth about her own shocking abilities, as Jack the Ripper returns...
The Adventures of the New Cut Gang by Philip Pullman
Bringing together two thrilling, touching and gloriously funny tales of crime and detection in Victorian London's east end: Thunderbolt's Waxwork and The Gas-Fitter's Ball.
The New Cut, Lambeth, 1894. Eleven-year-old Benny Kaminsky is the energetic leader of a gang of amateur detectives - boffinish 'Thunderbolt' Dobney, hot-tempered Bridie Malone, her omnivorous six-year-old brother Sharky Bob, and the Peretti Twins, Angela and Zerlina, angelic-looking and wicked beyond belief. Together they must solve two extraordinary local crimes.
In Thunderbolt's Waxwork, someone is passing counterfeit coins and suspicion falls on none other than Thunderbolt's dad. In The Gas-Fitters' Ball, the silver collection of the Worshipful Company of Gas-Fitters is stolen. With a little help from some colourful accomplices, the New Cut Gang is soon hot on the criminals' trial.
Published together for the first time - with all-new illustrations by Martin Brown - here is a pair of aces from the Master Storyteller.
Pure by Julianna Baggott
We know you are here, our brothers and sisters.
We will, one day, emerge from the Dome to join you in peace
For now, we watch you from afar, benevolently.
Cold Hands, Warm Heart by Jill Wolfson
Dani was born with her heart on the wrong side of her body. In her fifteen years of life, she's had more doctors' appointments, X rays and tests and eaten more green hospital jelly than she cares to think about. Fourteen year old Amanda is a competitive gymnast, her body a small package of sleek muscles, in perfect health.
The two girls don't know each other, don't go to the same school and don't have any friends in common.
But their lives are about to collide.
Eight Keys by Suzanne LaFleur
Eleven year old Elise feel stuck. Her school locker-buddy squashes her lunch and laughs at her, every day. She doesn't want to go to school - and her best friend Franklin just makes things worse.
One day Elise discovers an incredible secret. A secret that might just help her unlock her past, and take a chance on the future.
Dearly Departed by Lia Habel
It should be game over for Nora Dearly when she is ambushed and dragged off into the night by the living dead. But this crack unit of teen zombies are the good guys, sent to protect Nora from the real monsters roaming the country and zeroing in on cities to swell their ranks.
Can Nora find a way to kill off the evil undead once and for all?
Can she trust her protectors to resist th eir hunger for human flesh?
And can she stop herself falling for the noble, sweet, surprisingly attractive, definitely-no-longer-breathing Bram...?