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Books, New, Simon

Fresh, unopened books

28.06.08 | Comment?

Loads of new books are in. Here is a selection!

Savvy, by Ingrid Law (342 pages). The Beaumont family develop a power – a ‘savvy’ – at the age of 13. Will Mibs Beaumont’s imminent savvy be able to save her father?

Death’s Shadow, by Darren Shan (237 pages). This is book seven of Shan’s Demonata series, and is ‘seriously scary’. Did you know that the first three books of the Darren Shan Saga are being turned into a film?

Scarlet, by Stephen R. Lawhead (427 pages). This is the second book in the King Raven series, which is concerned with Robin Hood. Scarlet is, of course, Will Scarlet, Robin Hood’s delinquent sidekick.

Saving Juliet, by Suzanne Selfors (242 pages). Mimi has landed the role of Juliet in her family’s production of Romeo and Juliet – not that she’s terribly keen on the whole acting thing. She and her hot co-star, Troy, somehow find themselves in Shakespeare’s Verona, and Mimi befriends the Juliet Capulet, whose suicide in on the proverbial horizon; uh oh!

The Shadow Speaker, by Nnedi Okorafor-Mbachu (336 pages). This sounds really cool; ‘the year is 2070, and the earth’s civilization has been completely transformed following a nuclear fallout in the early 21st century. Magic, mysticism, and mind-blowing technology now rule the world’. The author has an interesting website as well.

Superior Saturday, by Garth Nix (263 pages). This is sixth and penultimate book in the Keys to the Kingdom Series, and should prove to be very popular – it has a load of reserves on it already, so it will be a wee while before it becomes available.


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