Posts Tagged ‘simon and schuster’

Galaxy Zac

By Ray O’Ryan
Illustrated by Colin Jack

I am so looking forward to this series reaching New Zealand. It is ideal for those children just off the reading colour wheel and reading their first chapter books.

Read what Galaxy Zack says on his own site.

“It is the year 2120 and Zack Nelson and his family are making the big move from Earth to the planet Nebulon. Zack is already nervous about starting school and making new friends, but it only gets worse when he dreams that his classmates are slimy aliens with tentacles, pizza comes covered in gross bugs, and he can never communicate with his Earth friends again! When Zack arrives at Sprockets Academy for his first day of school, he meets and befriends Drake Tucker, a Nebulite boy who also loves to explore and learn about the planets. All of the differences between Earth and Nebulon begin to pile up and make Zack miss his home in Dubbsville, Texas, even more. But things start to look up when he receives a mysterious surprise. What could it possibly be? ”

These are the titles coming soon:
Hello Nebulon
Journey to Juno
Prehistoric planet
Monsters in space

This is definitely a series I will be looking to add to my school library. In fact I know just which set of boys will be lining up for them early.

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Beyonders : a world without heroes
By Brandon Mull
Book 1 in the Beyonders trilogy

Beyonders: A World Without Heroes
Jason Walker leads a very predictable life until the day he finds himself suddenly transported to Lyrian.
It is a world of danger, adventure and survival. It is where he meets Rachel, who also found herself mysteriously transported to Lyrian. They meet a group of rebels and together the real adventure and battles begin.
While book 3 may be just around the corner it is still a great trailer and introduction to the trilogy. Do search it out as I know I will be.
As Rick Riordan says it is “an irrestistible mix of adventure, humor, and magic”.

Seeds of rebellion
Book 2

Book 3 coming out in March 2013
Chasing the prophecy

The future of us

By Jay Asher & Carolyn Mackler
Simon and Schuster

An easy, pacey story set in 1996. Facebook is far more revealing than you can imagine.
Check out the full review for this topical book on this site.
Love the old dial-up tone at the beginning of the trailer!

Unrest
By Michelle Harrison
Simon and Schuster UK 2012

The cover alone is enough to make me want to read this book. It sounds so intriguing.

Elliot is 17 and has hardly slept in the six months since he had an accident which nearly killed him.
Some nights he wakes up unable to move at all. Suffering from paralysis he is forced to watch ghostly figures move around him. Other nights he has out-of-body experiences where he is moving around while his body sleeps on the bed. He believes this connects him to the spirit world so he eventually finds a job working in one of England’s most haunted places. It is there that he discovers Sebastian, the ghost of a servant boy hanged many years ago for stealing bread. But Sebastion is dangerous. As Elliot leaves his body, Sebastion begins to occupy it and the more he takes over his body, the more resistant Sebastion is to give it back. Sebastion also has an unhealthy interest in Ophelia, the new girl in Elliot’s life. This will be another must read and I have just ordered it at the library.

Everneath
by Brodi Ashton
Simon and schuster

This book isn’t out yet but do watch out for it early next year. Much like Persephone of the old myths this book has all the intrigue of the underworld, known here, as Everneath. Nikki was lured into Everneath by the handsome Cole but she has now returned to her normal life. She has six months before the immortals come to take her back to the underwold, a place where they feed on the emotions of humans. Cole has followed her and will stop at nothing to take her back and make her his queen. But then what about Jack, what about living in the real world. This is book one in a trilogy.

Another book based loosely on Persephone;
Abandon
By Meg Cabot
Macmillan childrens books

Pierce died, flatlined for some time but came back to life. While she was in that place in between life and death she met John. It is up to him to take people from one world to the next. It is not the place to fall for someone yet Pierce finds herself doing just that. It is once she is back at school that things really begin to happen and danger is all around. Book one in a trilogy.