Unearthly (Unearthly #1) – C. Hand

UnearthlyClara is part-angel and whilst there are definite benefits to this – in terms of both her physical and mental capabilities – there’s a down side too. Visions plague her: and lead her into a world of decisions and dangers. She knows that she must have a purpose here on Earth, but it is not easy to work out what that purpose is. Especially when she is distracted by the seemingly-perfect guy, Christian, who has come into her life and the less-than-perfect but definitely attractive Tucker – about whom there is nothing angelic!

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The Paladin Prophecy (The Paladin Prophecy #1) – M. Frost

PaladinKeeping a low profile is a way of life for Will; his parents have always been insistent that he doesn’t give away his special skills and talents. But, inevitably – one day – he slips up, and accidentally achieves top scores on a nationwide test. Suddenly an exclusive prep school is offering him a full scholarship and he is being chased by mysterious men in black sedans. Will doesn’t know who to trust or what to do, so he goes to the school and discovers that he is not the only one with such unusual talents. Will’s parents also disappear and he realises that there are dark secrets surrounding some of the nastier students in the school, with links back to Medieval demonology. Suddenly Will has to draw on his physical and mental prowess in a way he never imagined. Fast paced and exciting, the plotline of this novel will have you hooked!

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Insignia (Insignia, #1) – S.J. Kincaid

insigniaThings don’t look good on Earth. Most of the natural resources have been depleted and a war is being fought to control the remaining natural assets of the solar system. World War Three is being played out – in space.

Tom Raines isn’t what you’d call a hero, but he is really – unbelievably – good at playing video games. His family life isn’t so great and so when he attracts the attention of the military advisors from the Spire, a Pentagon military installation, he accepts their offer. He is implanted with a neural implant which makes him super smart and the very way he deals with the world changes. And although life starts to look pretty good for Tom, there are challenges ahead that he doesn’t expect.

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Wildlife – Fiona Wood

WildlifeA group of year 9 students are sent on a camp for a term.  The camp involves lots of team building activities, some of the usual school classes and various kitchen and cleaning duties.  But the important things are will Ben and Sibylla get together, isn’t Lou a horrible manipulator and what are the secrets that the new girl Lou has?  You need to read the book to find out. Author Fiona Wood grew up in Melbourne, has studied at Melbourne University and RMIT, began her career in journalism and then moved onto screenwriting.  She has written scripts for a range of television programs including ‘Marshall Law’, ‘Always Greener’, ‘The Secret Life of Us’, ‘MDA’, ‘Home and Away’ and ‘Neighbours’.  ‘Wildlife’ is her second novel.

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Shahana – Rosanne Hawke

ShahanaA story about Shahana and her young brother Tanveer who live close to the ‘Line of Control’ that separates Kashmir into the Pakistani and Indian controlled sectors.  Shahana and Tanveer are orphans of the conflict and develop close bonds with other children who are also adversely impacted by the events around them.

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