The Book of Dust - book 1: La Belle Sauvage
Malcom was the landlord's son, an only child... he had friends enough, but he was happiest on his own playing with his daemon Asta in their canoe, which was called "La Belle Sauvage".
Malcolm Polstead's life in the pub beside the Thames is safe and happy enough, if uneventful. But during a winter of unceasing rain the forces of science, religion and politics begin to clash, and as the weather rises to a pitch of ferocity, all of Malcolm's certainties are torn asunder.
Finding himself linked to a baby by the name of Lyra, Malcolm is forced to undertake the challenge of his life and to make a ...
A Skinful of Shadows
From the Costa Award-Winning Author of "The Lie Tree". ... When a creature dies, its spirit can go looking for somewhere to hide. Some people have space inside them, perfect for hiding. Make peace, a courageous girl with a mysterious past, defends herself nightly from the ghosts which try to possess her. Then a dreadful event causes her to drop her guard for a moment. And now there's a ghost inside her.
The spirit is wild, brutish and strong, but it may be her only defense in a time of dark suspicion and fear. As the English Civil War erupts, Make peace must decide which is worse: possession - or death.
C. L. Taylor
The gripping Young Adult debut. ... Welcome to the Academy. We're here to cure you of everything.
All sixteen-year-old Drew Finch wants is to be left alone. She's not interested in spending time with her mum and step dad and when her disruptive brother Mason is expelled from school for the third time and sent to the Residential Reform Academy she's almost relieved.
Everything changes when she's followed home from school by the mysterious Dr. Cobey, who claims to have a message from Mason. There is something sinister about the "treatment" he is undergoing. The school is changing people. ...
Here we are now
Hodder & Stoughton
From the bestselling author of "My Heart & Other Black Holes". ... Despite sending him letters ever since she was thirteen, Taliah Abdallat never thought she'd ever really meet Julian Oliver. But one day, while her mother is out of the country, the famed rock star from "Staring Into the Abyss" shows up on her doorstep. This makes sense - kinda - because it turns out Julian Oliver is Taliah's father...
When Julian asks her to go with him to his hometown to meet the family she has never known, Taliah embarks on a three-day voyage of discovery - of her father, of the past her mother has never ...
Sebastien de Castell
Magic is a con game. Kellen is moments away from facing his first mage's duel and the start of four trials that will make him a spellcaster. There's just one problem: his magic is gone.As his sixteenth birthday approaches, Kellen falls back on his cunning in a bid to avoid total disgrace. But when a daring stranger arrives in town, she challenges Kellen to take a different path. Ferius Parfax is one of the mysterious Argosi - a traveller who lives by her wits and the three decks of cards she carries. She's difficult and unpredictable, but she may be Kellen's only hope...The first in a rich and compelling ...
The number one bestseller. Now a major film. ... Soon the first snow will come. And then he will appear again. And when the snow is gone... he will have taken someone else.
A young boy wakes to find his mother missing. Outside, he sees her favourite scarf - wrapped around the neck of a snowman. Detective Harry Hole soon discovers that an alarming number of wives and mothers have gone missing over the years. When a second woman disappears, Harry’s worst suspicion is confirmed: a serial killer is operating on his home turf. ...
Murder on the Orient Express
Harper Collins Publishers
Now a major motion picture from "Twentieth Century Fox". ... "The murder is with us - on the train now..."
Just after midnight, the famous Orient Express is stopped in its tracks by a snowdrift. A passenger lies dead in his compartment, stabbed a dozen times, his door locked from the inside. Isolated by the storm and with killer in their midst, detective Hercule Poirot must identify the prime suspects from a scornful and impatient array of passengers - before the murderer decides to strike again... ...
Two festive short stories. ... Almost Midnight by Rainbow Rowell is a beautiful gift edition containing two wintery short stories: "Midnights" and "Kindred Spirits", decorated throughout for the first time with gorgeous black and white illustrations by Simini Blocker.
"Midnights" is the story of Noel and Mags, who meet at the same New Year's Eve party every year and fall a little more in love each time...
"Kindred Spirits" is about Elena, who decides to queue to see the new Star Wars movie and meets Gabe, a fellow fan.
"I need you to be my person. I need to see you. ...
The Travelling Cat Chronicles
The international bestseller. ... Sometimes you have to travel a long way to see what's right in front of you.
It's not the journey that counts, but who's at your side. Nana is on a road trip, but he is not sure where he is going. All that matters is that he can sit beside his beloved owner Satoru in the front seat of his silver van. Satoru is keen to visit three old friends from his youth, though Nana doesn’t know why and Satoru won’t say.
Set against the backdrop of Japan’s changing seasons and narrated with a rare gentleness and humour, Nana’s story explores the wonder and thrill of life’s unexpected ...
An Ember in the Ashes
New York Times Bestseller. ... Under the Martial Empire, defiance is met with death. When Laia's grandparents are brutally murdered and her brother arrested for treason by the empire, the only people she has left to turn are the rebels. But in exchange for their help in saving her brother, they demand that Laia spy on the ruthless Commandant of Blackliff, the Empire's greatest military academy. Should she fall it's more than her brother's freedom at risk... Laia's very life is at stake.
There, she meets Elias, the academy's finest soldier. But Elias wants only to be free of the tyranny he's ...
A Torch Against the Night
The sequel to the "An Ember in the Ashes". ... After the events of the fourth trial, Martial Soldiers hunt Elias and Laia as they flee the city of Serra.
Laia and Elias are determined to break into the Empire's most secure and dangerous prison to save Laia's brother, even if for Elias it means giving up his last chance at freedom. They will have to fight every step of the way to outsmart their enemies: the bloodthirsty Emperor Marcus, the merciless Commandant, the sadistic Warden of Kauf, and, most heartbreaking of all, Helene - Elias's former friend and the Empire's newest Blood Shrike.
One of us is lying
A geek, a jock, a criminal, a princess. A murder. Who would you believe?
Five students walk into detention. Only four leave alive. Yale hopeful Bronwyn has never publicly broken a rule. Sports star Cooper only knows what he's doing in the baseball diamond. Bad boy Nate is one misstep away from a life of crime. Prom queen Addy is holding together the cracks in her perfect life. And outsider Simon, creator of the notorious gossip app at Bayview High, won't ever talk about any of them again. He dies 24 hours before he could post their deepest secrets online. Investigators conclude it's no accident. All of them ...