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Winner of the Goodreads Choice Award 2017 for Best Middle Grade & Children's!
Loki the trickster god is free from his chains. Now he's readying Naglfar, the Ship of the Dead, armed with a host of giants and zombies, to sail against the Norse gods and begin the final battle of Ragnarok.
It's up to Magnus Chase and his friends to stop Loki's plans. Along the way, they will face angry sea gods, hostile giants, and an evil fire-breathing dragon. But Magnus's biggest challenge will be facing his own inner demons . . .
A striking fantasy tale of dark magic, dangerous politics, and discovering your true self-perfect for fans of Game of Thrones, An Ember in the Ashes and A Court of Thorns and Roses. Sixteen years ago the Kingdom of Winter was conquered and its citizens enslaved, leaving them without magic or a monarch. Now the Winterians' only hope for freedom is the eight survivors who managed to escape, and who have been waiting for the opportunity to steal back Winter's magic and rebuild the kingdom ever since. Orphaned as an infant during Winter's defeat, Meira has lived her whole life as a refugee. Training to be a warrior-and desperately in love with her best friend, Winter's future king-she would do anything to help Winter rise to power again. So when scouts discover the location of the ancient locket that can restore Winter's magic, Meira decides to go after it herself-only to find herself thrust into a world of evil magic and dangerous politics-and ultimately comes to realize that her destiny is not, never has been, her own.
Callum Hunt's summer break isn't like other kids'. His closest companion is a Chaos-ridden wolf, Havoc. His father suspects him of being secretly evil. And, of course, most kids aren't heading back to school in the magical world of the Magisterium . . . It's not easy for Call . . . and it gets even harder after he checks out his basement and discovers that his dad might be trying to destroy both him and Havoc. Call escapes to the Magisterium but things only intensify there. The Alkahest - a copper gauntlet capable of separating certain magicians from their magic - has been stolen. And in their search to discover the culprit, Call and his friends awaken the attention of some very dangerous foes - and get closer to an even more dangerous truth. As the mysteries of the Magisterium deepen and widen, bestselling authors Holly Black and Cassandra Clare take readers on an extraordinary journey through one boy's conflict -and a whole world's fate.
Late summer on Whidbey Island. After nine weeks of no rain the fire season has arrived . . . along with a fire starter who soon begins tormenting the residents of this peaceful Pacific Northwest idyll with fires that escalate in intensity. Becca King and her friends Jenn and Derric are with her at the county fair when the third fire starts in a shed housing animals. The shed is destroyed, some of the animals are killed, and Becca hears from the nearby forest the 'whispers' of the fire starter who has remained to watch the havoc. More fires ensue and the situation escalates until someone dies. Becca thinks she knows who's behind it all, but only with the help of her friends and the development of her own incipient psychic talents can the perpetrator be brought to justice.
Cecelia Ahern's Flawed meets Never Let Me Go in the pulse-pounding YA thriller from the Top Ten Sunday Times bestselling author of The Escape. "You have to help me. We're not being reformed. We're being brainwashed." All sixteen year old Drew Finch wants is to be left alone. She's not interested in spending time with her mum and stepdad and when her disruptive fifteen year old brother Mason is expelled from school for the third time and sent to a 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. Determined to help her brother, Drew must infiltrate the Academy and unearth its deepest, darkest secrets. Before it's too late.
I am tired of being used, hurt, and cast aside. Adelina Amouteru is a survivor of the blood fever. A decade ago, the deadly illness swept through her nation. Most of the infected perished, while many of the children who survived were left with strange markings. Adelina's black hair turned silver, her lashes went pale, and now she has only a jagged scar where her left eye once was. Her cruel father believes she is a malfetto, an abomination, ruining their family's good name and standing in the way of their fortune. But some of the fever's survivors are rumored to possess more than just scars-they are believed to have mysterious and powerful gifts, and though their identities remain secret, they have come to be called the Young Elites. Teren Santoro works for the king. As Leader of the Inquisition Axis, it is his job to seek out the Young Elites, to destroy them before they destroy the nation. He believes the Young Elites to be dangerous and vengeful, but it's Teren who may possess the darkest secret of all. Enzo Valenciano is a member of the Dagger Society. This secret sect of Young Elites seeks out others like them before the Inquisition Axis can. But when the Daggers find Adelina, they discover someone with powers like they've never seen. Adelina wants to believe Enzo is on her side, and that Teren is the true enemy. But the lives of these three will collide in unexpected ways, as each fights a very different and personal battle. But of one thing they are all certain: Adelina has abilities that shouldn't belong in this world. A vengeful blackness in her heart. And a desire to destroy all who dare to cross her. It is my turn to use. My turn to hurt.
Adelina Amouteru's heart is set on revenge. Now known and feared as the White Wolf, she and her sister flee Kenettra to find other Young Elites in the hopes of building her own army. Her goal: to strike down the Inquisition Axis, the white-cloaked soldiers who nearly killed her. But Adelina is no heroine. Teren Santoro, leader of the Inquisition, wants her dead. And her former friends at the Dagger Society want to stop her thirst for vengeance. Adelina struggles to cling to the good within her. But how can someone be good, when her very existence depends on darkness?
It has been almost a month since Kwan and Reed rescued Rebecca Davis from certain death at the hands of the self-proclaimed President of NUSA, the man who took the life of her unborn child and left her to die.
What her tormentors did to her threatens to set her on a new path, one steeped in hatred and vengeance. Rebecca now walks a fine line between right and wrong, between good and evil, between love and hate. With her soul cleaved apart only the bonds forged in the crucible of war can bring her back.
"My name is Rebecca Davis. I am the leader of The Legion and I am prepared to fight to the death to secure freedom for my people".
The Legend is the final volume in The Legacy Trilogy. It is a tense and gripping conclusion and, as in all wars, sacrifice is inevitable.
Welcome to the Midnight Gang! Midnight is the time when all children are fast asleep, except of course for… the Midnight Gang. That is when their adventures are just beginning…
When Tom gets hit on the head by a cricket ball, he finds himself at Lord Funt Hospital, and is greeted by a terrifying-looking porter. Things go from bad to worse when he meets the wicked matron in charge of the children’s ward… But Tom is about to embark on the most thrilling journey of a lifetime!
The Midnight Gang tells an extraordinarily heartwarming and, of course, funny story of five children on a hospital ward – and on a quest for adventure! It is a story of friendship and magic – and of making dreams come true. Readers are set to be utterly spellbound by this heartfelt story that will bring magic to everyone’s Christmas.
A family road trip is supposed to be a lot of fun . . . unless, of course, you're the Heffleys. The journey starts off full of promise, then quickly takes several wrong turns. Gas station bathrooms, crazed seagulls, a fender bender, and a runaway pig--not exactly Greg Heffley's idea of a good time. But even the worst road trip can turn into an adventure--and this is one the Heffleys won't soon forget.
CAPTAIN UNDERPANTS returns for an eleventh adventure in this highly illustrated comic book style series. Just when you thought it was safe to flush... When the Incredible Robo-Plunger defeated the evil Turbo Toilet 2000, George and Harold thought their toilet troubles were over. Unfortunately, their porcelain problems were only beginning... The Turbo Toilet 2000 is back! The carnivorous commode known for devouring everything in its path has built up a real appetite ... for REVENGE! Join Captain Underpants for another epic showdown of Wedgie Power vs. Potty Power.
"Without this child, we shall all die." Lyra Belacqua and her animal daemon live half-wild and carefree among scholars of Jordan College, Oxford. The destiny that awaits her will take her to the frozen lands of the Arctic, where witch-clans reign and ice-bears fight. Her extraordinary journey will have immeasurable consequences far beyond her own world...
'Trust Us' the Kindreds tell Pearl and so she does. A thrilling story of life in a cult. Fifteen-year-old Pearl has lived her whole life protected within the small community at Seed, where they worship Nature and idolise their leader, Papa S. When some outsiders arrive, everything changes. Pearl experiences feelings that she never knew existed and begins to realise that there is darkness at the heart of Seed. A darkness from which she must escape, before it's too late. A chilling and heartbreaking coming-of-age story of life within a cult, Seed was shortlisted for the Waterstones' Children's Book Prize in 2016. Fans of Jennifer Niven's All The Bright Places and Lisa Williamson's The Art of Being Normal will love Lisa's haunting debut. 'We are obsessed with Seed' - YA Loves magazine `Compelling and exciting . . . I would give it 5 stars' - Guardian Children's Books Look out for Lisa's heartbreaking new title, Paper Butterflies. Lisa Heathfield launched her writing career with Seed, her stunning YA debut about a cult. Before becoming a mum to her three sons, she was a secondary school English teacher and loved inspiring teenagers to read. Paper Butterflies is her beautiful and heart-breaking second novel. Lisa lives in Brighton.
The third book in the mesmerizing RAVEN CYCLE quartet from bestselling author, Maggie Stiefvater. Fans of the SHIVER trilogy will love this new quartet. For the first time in her life, Blue Sargent has found a place where she feels at home. The Raven Boys have taken her in as one of their own and she is sure that this is where she belongs. But certainties can unravel. Visions can mislead. And friends can betray. The trick with found things is how easily they can be lost...
No. 1 New York Times bestsellers DIVERGENT, INSURGENT and ALLEGIANT in collector's trilogy set. DIVERGENT - a major motion picture series. Divergent: Sixteen-year-old Tris has been forced to make a terrible choice. In a divided society where everyone must conform, Tris does not fit. So she ventures out, alone, determined to find out where she truly belongs. Tris can trust no one in this brutal new world, but she is drawn to a boy who seems to both threaten and protect her. Insurgent: Tris has survived a brutal attack on her home, but she has paid a terrible price. Wracked by grief and guilt, she becomes reckless as she struggles to accept her new future. If Tris wants to uncover the truth, she must be stronger than ever as more shocking choices and sacrifices lie ahead. Allegiant: The faction-based society that Tris once believed in is shattered - fractured by violence and power struggles and scarred by loss and betrayal. So when offered a chance to explore the world past the limits she's known, Tris is ready. Perhaps beyond the fence, she will find a simple new life, free from complicated lies, tangled loyalties and painful memories. But Tris's new reality is even more alarming than the one she left behind. And once again, Tris must battle to comprehend the complexities of human nature - and of herself - while facing impossible choices about courage, allegiance, sacrifice and love.
Die klassieke Huppel-stories is weer beskikbaar in een pragtige bundel. Wie onthou die Slaapkouse en die Nuuskierige Agies wat moet help dat Storieman sy storie vertel in Wip-Huppel-Wip? In Vrolike Huppelkind besoek hy saam met Fiefman die Land van Wol en Hare, en wanneer Huppel verjaar, kry hy 'n regte koekoek in 'n klok! Die kleurvolle, komiese karakters en die vrolike Huppel, tesame met Dorothy Hill se bekoorlike illustrasies, steel kinders se harte sommer gou weer in 2018.
The complete box set of all five books in the New York Times bestselling series The Underland Chronicles, from the author of The Hunger Games.
When Gregor follows his little sister through a grate in the laundry room of their New York apartment building, he hurtles into the dark Underland beneath the city. There, a conflict is brewing between the humans and the giant creatures that live below.
Gregor must find his place in the frightening prophecies he encounters, the strength to protect his family, and the courage to stand up against an army of giant rats.
It’s a race against time for the Shadow Chasers.
Led by the General, an army of monsters is intent on destroying this world. The Shadow Chasers have discovered that if they defeat the General on the Night of the Red Moon, her army will sleep forever. As the minutes tick by, and the moon turns blood red, the Shadow Chasers are joined by the ancient god/Kaggen.
But the General is the fiercest and most dangerous warrior of all… are their combined forces going to be enough?
The Hit - Melvin Burgess
If You Were Me - Sam Hepburn
One Of Us - Jeannie Waudby
The beads jingle and jangle and sparkle. The girls giggle with glee! Mpumi and her friends discover magic in her hair and what begins as an ordinary school day in Joburg is suddenly full of adventure everywhere! Mpumi’s Magic Beads is a delightful story about friendship, self-esteem, discovery and beautiful hair in the big city of Joburg. It follows the sudden adventures of Mpumi, Asante and Tshiamo as they see the world around them from new heights and realise all of the fun waiting to be discovered outside of their classroom. This story is a great read for the whole family, especially children aged between 5 – 10 years old.
Celebrate the tenth anniversary of Twilight!
This special double-feature book includes the classic novel, Twilight, and a bold and surprising reimagining, Life And Death: Twlight Reimagined where the genders of the characters are reversed: the new story is told through the eyes of Beaufort, the male equivalent of Bella Swan and Edward is now female vampire Edythe.
Packaged as an oversize, jacketed hardcover "flip book," this edition features nearly 400 pages of new content as well as exquisite new back cover art. Readers will relish experiencing the deeply romantic and extraordinarily suspenseful love story of Bella and Edward through fresh eyes.
Join Detective Pikachu and become a super-sleuth! Learn the tricks of the trade from the best (and only) Pokemon private eye, Detective Pikachu. Shock your friends with your super sleuthing skills - become a master detective, an incredible interrogator, and a clue collector. Filled with amazing activities, fantastic facts and lots of fill-in fun, this Detective Pikachu Movie Journal gives everyone the chance to transform into a master detective! This Detective Pikachu Movie Journal is an officially licensed product. Detective Pikachu arrives in cinemas May 2019! Join the lightning-tailed sleuth, Detective Pikachu (voiced by Ryan Reynolds), on a thrilling adventure through the neon-lit streets of Ryme City, a modern metropolis where humans and Pokemon live side by side. Uncover a shocking plot that could threaten the whole Pokemon universe! Live action talent includes Justice Smith, Bill Nighy, Ken Watanabe, Rita Ora, and Kathryn Newton. Directed by Rob Letterman (Goosebumps, Shark Tale, Monsters vs Aliens).
A guide to keeping everything awesome based on The LEGO MOVIE 2 - includes Emmet minifigure! Emmet Brickowski is BACK in this all-new guide to keeping it awesome that comes with a LEGO Emmet minifigure! Narrated by Emmet himself, this guide is full of laughs and images from The LEGO MOVIE 2 starring Chris Pratt, Elizabeth Banks, Will Arnett, Alison Brie, and more. So, are you wondering how to build your own destiny? Wondering how to keep the party going, even in the face of DUPLO alien invaders? Are you ready to make things awesomer? Then this is the guide for you!
Imagine you could travel through the spellbinding worldof Fantastic Beasts... What would you pack if you were going to 1920s Paris? What kind of beasts could you imagine meeting there? What do you think it would be like to befriend a Niffler, to face an Obscurus or to visit a magical circus? Packed with fun activities and photos from the two Fantastic Beasts films, including full-page posters and an eight-page fold-out guide to Newt's beasts and unique London home.
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