What’s Next? (#29) – The Storm Farm Girl

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Guitar Girl by Sarra Manning

Seventeen year old Molly Montgomery never planned on becoming famous. Molly’s band, The Hormones, was just supposed to be about mucking around with her best mates, Jane and Tara; writing songs about Hello Kitty; and being a girl. But when the group is joined by the deliciously dangerous Dean and his friend T, things onstage – and backstage – start happening, fast. Soon The Hormones are front page news, and their debut album is rocketing up the charts.

Molly is the force behind the band, but the hazards of fame, first love, screaming fans, and sleazy managers are forcing the newly-crowned teen queen of grrl angst clost to the edge. Fame never comes for free, and Molly’s about to find out what it costs.

The StormThe Storm by Virginia Bergin:

My name is Ruby Morris. I don’t go out when it rains.

Once you’ve survived an apocalypse, the old rules don’t seem to matter so much.

Like today, I drove a Ferrari that wasn’t mine, but no one cared – (There was no one left to care.)

If I want to eat only Nutella, then I can – (There’s nothing else left to eat.)

And if I want to go to wild parties in mansions, I will – (This only happened once.)

Of course, there are bad things too. Like everyone you cared about being gone, having no one to trust, and worst of all, not being able to stop thinking about THAT KISS with Darius Spratt. But I’ve survived this long and I’m not going to die now.

Animal FarmAnimal Farm by George Orwell:

Tired of their servitude to man, a group of farm animals revolt and establish their own society, only to be betrayed into worse servitude by their leaders, the pigs, whose slogan becomes: “All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others.”

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What’s Next? (#28) – When Mr Rain Marked (Me)

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When Mr Dog Bites by Brian Conaghan:

Meet the a-mayonnaise-ing Dylan Mint. He’s sixteen and he’s got Tourette’s. His life is a constant fight to keep the bad stuff in his mouth, the tics, the growling, howling dog that tries to escape whenever he’s stressed. A routine visit to the hospital turns Dylan’s whole life topsy-turvy when he discovers that he’s going to die next March. It’s only August, but still – he has things to do. So he makes a list – Cool Things To Do Before I Cack It – and sets out to make his wishes come true.

Apple and Rain by Sarah Crossan:

When Apple’s mother returns after eleven years of absence, Apple feels whole again. She will have an answer to her burning question – why did you go? And she will have someone who understands what it means to be a teenager – unlike Nana. But just like the stormy Christmas Eve when she left, her mother’s homecoming is bitter sweet, and Apple wonders who is really looking after whom. It’s only when Apple meets someone more lost than she is, that she begins to see things as they really are.

Marked by Kristin Cast & PC Cast:

So the bad news was that I’d have to move into the House of Night, a private boarding school, known by all my friends as the vampyre finishing school, where I would spend the next four years going through bizarre and unnameable physical changes, as well as a total and permanent life shake-up. And that’s only if the whole process didn’t kill me.

But the good news was that I wouldn’t have to take the geometry test tomorrow.

When sixteen-year-old Zoey is marked by the Tracker, she knows her old life is over. Now she has to leave her friends and family to join the House of Night school, where there’s only one subject Zoey needs to study: Vampyre 101. Of course, there’s always a catch, and this one’s nice and simple: if you fail, you die…

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What’s Next? (#27) – Let’s Get Silver Wingers

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Let’s Get Lost by Sarra Manning:

Isabel is the girl who rules the school with an iron fist and a gang of minions who do her bidding. Her mates are frightened of her, her teachers can’t get through to her, and no one, but no one, is ever going to discover her dark, sad secrets. But then she meets Smith, and her life starts coming apart…

 

 

 

 

 

Silverfin by Charlie Higson:

Before the name became a legend. Before the boy became a man.

Meet Bond. James Bond.

There’s something in the water at Loch Silverfin. Something deadly. Something that must be kept secret…

It’s James Bond’s first day at Eton, and already he’s met his first enemy. This is the start of an adventure that will take him from the school playing fields to the remote shores of Loch Silverfin and a terrifying discovery that threatens to unleash a new breed of warfare.

Winger by Andrew Smith:

Ryan Dean West’s life is complicated. He’s a student at Pine Mountain, a boarding school for rich kids. He’s sharing a room with the biggest bully on the rugby team. And he’s totally in love with his best friend, Annie who thinks of him as a little kid.

With the help of his mates and his talent for doodling comics, Ryan Dean is trying his best to get a handle on school, life and rugby. But when the unthinkable happens, he has to find a way to hold on to the important things – no matter what.

 

 

 

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What’s Next? (#26) – A Feast of Wonderland Rain

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Feast of Fools by Rachel Caine:

It was hard to imagine how Claire’s day could get any worse… And then the vampires holding her hostage wanted breakfast.

In the town of Morganville, vampires and humans have learnt to live in relative peace. Still, Claire Danvers knows that after dark, her homework can take a backseat to staying alive. But this tenous harmony is turned on its head with the arrival of Mr Bishop.

Bad to the bone, the ancient old-school vampire cares nothing about keeping the peace; staying at the top of the food chain is enough. What he wants from the town’s living and dead is unthinkably sinister. It’s only at a formal ball attended by vampires and their human dates that Claire realises Bishop’s plan – and the elaborately evil trap he’s set for the warm-blooded souls of Morganville…

Alice’s Adventures In Wonderland & Through The Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll:

Down and down the rabbit hole Alice tumbles…

Into a wonderland where curious things are normal, and normal things are curiouser…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Rain by Virginia Bergin:

I’m Ruby Morris, and this is my story.

I will try to be honest, and tell everything as it was, but I will not swear, because my mum hated swearing. I hope you’ll understand. I’ll write something beautiful instead. I’ll ‘write’ a butterfly. For my mum.

Everything is (Butterfly). The whole world is (Butterfly), because there’s something in the rain that kills you if you get one drop on your skin. I’ve survived this long – I don’t know how. I’ve got really good at watching the sky. And the worst thing? I’m stuck with someone I wouldn’t kiss if he was the last boy on Earth. Which he kinda is.

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What’s Next? (#25) – Lord of The Fire Enemy

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Lord of The Flies by William Golding:

A plane crashes on a desert island and the only survivors, a group of schoolboys, assemble on the beach and wait to be rescued. By day, they inhabit a land of bright fantastic birds and dark blue seas, but at night, their dreams are haunted by the image of a terrifying beast. As the boys’ delicate sense of order fades, so does their childish dreams as they are transformed into something more primitive, and their behaviour starts to take on a murderous, savage significance.

 

 

 

Heir of Fire by Sarah J Maas:

Consumed by guilt and rage, Celaena can’t bring herself to spill blood for the King of Adarlan. She must fight back…

The Immortal Queen will help her destroy the King – for a price. But as Celaena battles with her darkest memories and her heart breaks for a love that could never last, can she fulfil the bargain and head the almighty court of Terrasen? And who will stand with her?

The Enemy by Charlie Higson:

Every time he thought they’d gone, he heard them again. Searching for him.

The sickness struck everyone over fourteen. First it twisted their minds. Next it ravaged their bodies. Now they roam the streets – crazed and hungry.

Across a broken London, the young hide in gangs. Scavenging to survive, they can only see one ending. Until from across the city, come rumours of a safe house. To get there, they must face the Enemy – the mindless killers who once promised to love and protect them always. Can they trust each other long enough to make it out alive?

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What’s Next? (#24) – The Perfect Strop Storm

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The Perfectionists by Sara Shepard:

Perfect test scores, perfect friends, perfect lives…Perfect murderers? High school senior Nolan Hotchkiss is one of those lucky kids – handsome, rich, living a charmed life – despite the fact that he’s a self centred bully who treats everyone around him like dirt. Still, no one can touch Nolan, no one would try.. Until now.

There are five girls at school with Nolan who each have a very good reason to end his reign of terror, and now they’re going to put words into actions and play this player at his own game.

But when you mess with fire, you risk getting burnt. For these five fearless girls, revenge comes at a very high price and secrets have a habit of coming out… Even when there is nothing to hide….

Ribblestrop by Andy Mulligan:

Roofless domitories, distracted teachers, and a lethally dangerous underground labyrinth – Ribblestrop’s visionary headmaster is out of his depth even before the pupils arrive. And when they do, what a bunch! From a Colombian gangster’s son to an excluded arsonist, anything could happen – and anything does…

Firestorm by Rachel Caine:

Rogue Weather Warden, Joanne Baldwin is racing to New York to warn her former colleagues of the impending apocalypse. An ancient agreement between the Djinn and the Wardens has been broken, and the furious Djinn, slaves to the Wardens for millennia, are now free of mortal control.

With more than half the Wardens unaccounted for in the wake of the Djinn uprising, Joanne realises that the natural disasters they’ve combated for so long were merely symptoms of restless Mother Nature fidgeting in her sleep. Now she’s waking up – and she’s angry…

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What’s Next? (#23) – Mates, Dates and Shattered Windfall

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Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi:

I have a curse. I have a gift.

I am a monster. I’m more than human.

My touch is lethal. My touch is power.

I am their weapon. I will fight back.

No one knows why Juliette’s touch is fatal, but The Reestablishment has plans for her. Plans to use her as a weapon. But Juliette has plans of her own. After a lifetime without freedom, she’s finally discovering a strength to fight back for the very first time – and to find a future with the one boy she thought she’s lost forever.

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Windfall by Rachel Caine:

Leaving Las Vegas seemed like a great idea to Joanne Baldwin. But there is no escaping her past – and there is no time to recharge. The former Weather Warden’s powers are at an all-time low just as the clouds of war are gathering – and the biggest storm since Atlantis’ destruction is heading for landfall.

Joanne is exhausted. When not donning a rain mac and camping it up for the camera as a TV weather girl, she has to contend with a vengeful cop on her tail, her newly divorced sister moving in and getting caught in the middle of a supernatural civil war. Worst of all, her boyfriend in a bottle can’t stop draining her powers and is fast morphing from the Djinn of her dreams to the Ifrit of her nightmares. As the agreement between the Wardens and the Djinn starts to self-destruct, Joanne finds herself forced to choose between saving her lover, saving her Warden abilities… and saving humanity.

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  Lucy feels like everything is changing around her, and suddenly she is required to make all sorts of decisions. Everyone else knows who and what they want to be except her. Izzie has become friends with glamorous Nesta and Lucy isn’t certain she likes this new threesome. Nesta and Izzie look sixteen, but Lucy, at fourteen, can easily pass for a twelve year old. But then the day Lucy sees the most wonderful boy crossing the street, things do start to change – in all areas of her life…

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What’s Next? (#22) – The Glass Jewel Giver

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The Jewel by Amy Ewing:

Violet is trapped in a living death, her name and body no longer her own. She fights to hold on to her identity and sanity, uncertain of the fate of her friends, isolated and at the mercy of the Duchess. Then she meets another captive – Ash, the handsome royal companion. Drawn together, Violet and Ash are puppets in the deadly game of court politics, each the other’s jeopardy – and salvation.

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The Giver by Lois Lowry:

Intelligence. Integrity. Courage. Wisdom. These are the qualities a Receiver of Memory must have. And one more which can only be named, but not described. The Capacity to See Beyond. Jonas lives safely with the community, a place where there is no war, no hunger and no pain. But when he is selected as the Receiver of Memory, he starts to discover dark secrets that lie beneath the surface of his perfect world. Secrets that will lead him to undertake an incredible journey…

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Glass Houses by Rachel Caine:

Welcome to Morganville. Just don’t stay out after dark. Morganville is a small town, the bad come out. In Morganville, there is an evil that lurks in the darkest shadows – one that will spill out into the bright light of day. For Claire Danvers, high school was hell, but college may be murder. It was enough that she got on the wrong side of Monica, the meanest of the school’s mean girls, but now she’s got three new roommates, who all have secrets of their own. And the biggest secret of all isn’t really a secret, except from Claire: Morganville is run by vampires, and they’re hungry for fresh blood…

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What’s Next? (#21) – Willa’s Kiss Number Four

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IMG_4508Willa By Heart by Colleen Murtagh Paratore:

Willa and JFK are finally enjoying their status as the most compatible couple at Bramble Academy. But then the new girl, Marie, moves to town… In fact, the new girl seems to want to compete for everything Willa wants: books, the lead in the community theatre production of Our Town, and maybe even JFK! To top it off, Willa is planning two inn weddings for the same weekend in June and preparing for a new family member at the same time! Can Willa keep her life, two weddings, and her new relationship from spinning out of control?

IMG_4509I Am Number Four by Pittacus Lore:

In the beginning, we were nine. We left when we were very young, almost too young to remember. Almost. And now… Three are gone. We are here to keep our race alive, which was almost completely obliterated. We’re just trying to survive. But we are hunted, and the hunters won’t stop until they’ve killed us all. They caught Number One in Malaysia. Number Two in England. And Number Three in Kenya. I am Number Four. I know that I am next…

IMG_4510A Kiss In The Dark by Cat Clarke:

When Alex meets Kate the attraction is instant. Alex is funny, good-looking, and a little shy – everything that Kate wants in a boyfriend. Alex can’t help falling for Kate, who is pretty, charming and maybe just a little naive… But one of them is hiding a secret, and as their love blossoms, it threatens to ruin not just their relationship, but their lives.

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What’s Next? (#20) – City of Time Games

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Amid the chaos of war, the Shadowhunters must decide to fight with the vampires, werewolves and other Downworlders – or against them. Meanwhile, Jace and Clary have their own decision to make: should they pursue the love they know is forbidden?

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The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins:

May the odds be ever in your favour. Winning will make you famous. Losing means certain death. In a dark vision of the near future, twelve boys and twelve girls are forced to appear in a live TV show called The Hunger Games. There is only one rule: kill or be killed. When sixteen-year-old Katniss Everdeen steps forward to take her sister’s place in the games, she sees it as a death sentence. But Katniss has been close to death before. For her, survival is second nature.

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Time Riders by Alex Scarrow:

Liam O’Connor should have died at sea in 1912. Maddy Carter should have died on a plane in 2010. Sal Vikram should have died in a fire in 2026. Yet moments before death, someone mysteriously appeared and said, ‘Take my hand…’ But Liam, Maddy and Sal aren’t rescued. They are recruited by an agency that no one knows exists, with only one purpose – to fix broken history. Because time travel is here, and there are those who would go back in time and change the past. That’s why the Timeriders exist to protect us. To stop time travel from destroying the world…

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