Posts Tagged ‘Michael Grant’

Front lines

By Michael Grant

ISBN 9780062342157

 

5

This is one book I am particularly eager to read. Strong female characters in the military and a solid storyline make this so appealing. It is the first in a new series by Michael Grant where he has re-imagined World War II with girl soldiers fighting on the front lines.

“A court decision makes women subject to the draft and eligible for service. The unproven American army is going up against the greatest fighting force ever assembled, the armed forces of Nazi Germany.Three girls sign up to fight. Rio Richlin, Frangie Marr, and Rainy Schulterman are average girls, girls with dreams and aspirations, at the start of their lives, at the start of their loves. Each has her own reasons for volunteering: Rio fights to honor her sister; Frangie needs money for her family; Rainy wants to kill Germans. For the first time they leave behind their homes and families to go to war.These three daring young women will play their parts in the war to defeat evil and save the human race. As the fate of the world hangs in the balance, they will discover the roles that define them on the front lines. They will fight the greatest war the world has ever known”

Check out this very cool trailer.

Messenger of fear
By Michael Grant

ISBN 9780062207401

This is the first book in a new series by Michael Grant. His Gone series is still hugely popular and I have no doubt this series will also be a huge hit.

Mara can remember her name but nothing else. The young man, pale and solemn standing before her, tells her nothing. He does however inform her that at least she isn’t dead. But what is she and what are his plans for her? The messenger of fear sees darkness in the hearts of the young. Left unpunished, he offers a game, a wicked game where losing may be  a living nightmare and the price paid the most ultimate price of all! Where does Mara fit in all this?

I just know this is  going to be brilliant. Can’t wait! Not long now and the trailer is very cool. Check out the website above to read a sample chapter. I did and I loved the great descriptive language and the short sharp sentences. They hooked me in right from the start.

PLEASE NOTE: This book includes the details of a suicide so please ensure that if you are recommending or supplying this book to your students or your own  children that they are mature enough to handle the content. Be prepared to listen if they need to talk about anything that disturbs them in this book. Thanks!

 

 

The Magnificent 12

By Michael Grant

The call  (Book 1 2010)

“When the Pale Queen rises,
one hero won’t be enough to
stop her. It will take twelve.
But not just any twelve:

The magnificent 12.”
 Mack MacAvoy is the first of the 12 and he must find the rest if he is to defeat evil. He must  fight deadly elves, an evil princess and so much more. An adventure topped up with heaps of humour.

Great for ages 9 and up. Check out the Magnificent 12 site for more fun.
Not that new but worth taking a look and checking out the book from you library

Fear
By Michael Grant

This is the latest book (No 5) in the Gone series. It is a year since all the adults disappeared. Survival is still all there is! Now, the sun has been blotted out and gloom pervades Perdido Beach. Their greatest enemy now – is the darkness of their own minds and what it will drive them to do.


In Gone (book No 1) all the adults – well anyone over 15 has just disappeared. Gone! It is either kill or be killed but how can you fight when some people suddenly have strange powers.
Gone

Hunger
Book 2


Lies
Book 3

Plague
Book 4

Yey! Went shopping today!
Bzrk
By Michael Grant
“the ultimate battle is for sanity. Losing is not an option when a world of madness is at stake”
“Freedom or slavery? Death or madness?” Having heard so much about this book I just couldn’t resist buying it. Thank goodness for gift vouchers!

I also bought another much anticpated and just published book today.

A confusion of princes
By Garth Nix

I just have to quote directly from the blurb.
“I have died three times and three times been reborn though I am not yet twenty in the old earth years by which it is still the fashion to measure time. This is the story of my three deaths, and my life between. My name is Khemri”.
How can you not be intrigued by this passage? Below are the two quick trailers on this book.