The latest books are in! Let’s see what treasures await us.
The Upper Class, by Hobson Brown, Taylor Materne and Caroline Says (276 pages) – Yet another YA book about rich American teenaged girls at an exclusive school (named ‘Wellington’ in this case). It is the first of a series of four books, and yes, it has three authors.
Stravaganza : City of Secrets, by Mary Hoffman (378 pages) – This is the fourth book in the acclaimed Stravaganza series, which is set in our world and the world of Talia, a rich, fantastical place informed by Renaissance Italy. The powerful di Chimici family are on the verge of breaking through to the modern world, and must be stopped.
Generation Dead, by Daniel Waters (392 pages) – From the book jacket: ‘All over the country, a strange phenomenon is occurring. Some teenagers who die aren’t staying dead. They are coming back to life, but they are no longer the same. Termed “living impaired” or “differently biotic”, they are doing their best to blend into society again’ One of the living impaired keeps a blog at mysocalledundeath.com.
Juno of Taris, by Fleur Beale (360 pages) – The latest by one of NZ’s better-known YA authors. Taris is an isolated eco-dome in the South Pacific designed to survive even if the outside world perished. Juno, who lives in the dome, wants to know what lies Outside, but how can she when she has no freedom of her own?
Vortex, by Chris Ryan (272 pages) – The latest adventure in the very popular Code Red series. ‘Dramatic, explosive, and full of thrills.’