Witch Wars is a hybrid of The Hunger Games, The Worst Witch and Teen Vogue. The first in a commercial new series aimed at girls aged seven and over from fashion journalist and debut author Sibéal Pounder, it gives witches a seriously glitzy make-over.
Tom Avery’s previous novel My Brother’s Shadow is currently on the Carnegie longlist and his latest novel Not as We Know It does nothing but affirm this author’s prowess.
This is the story of Mark and his quest to fulfil his late grandfather’s wishes of climbing Mount Ranier (the highest mountain in the Pacific Northwest) with his fiercely loyal dog by his side. Mark is not just an average kid though. Mark is sick.
The Dreamsnatcher is a wonderfully magical debut for the 10 to 13 age group which will appeal to fans of Philip Pullman and Michelle Harrison. It features a young girl, a tenacious wildcat and a beautiful woodland setting.
In Red Queen Victoria Aveyard has delivered a clever, slick and compelling debut. The dystopian novel will please fans of The Hunger Games but uses a supernatural twist to explore the theme of social injustice. In Red Queen your blood status - whether you are Silver or Red - determines your social positioning.