Posts Tagged ‘Supernatural’

Sage Alexander and the Hall of Nightmares

By Steve Copling




Cool cover and so good to see such a lengthy book trailer to entice us readers into the world of Sage Alexander

It is always a good sign when the bulk of reviews are positive as it all adds to the desire to read new books. My current TBR pile is enormous and there are not enough hours in the day to read, but I do want to read this one. There are more books in the series being written and planned for publication which is also another good sign. So, do enjoy the trailer and see what you think.

After the Seven Princes of Hell escaped the underworld, becoming gods became their obsession. Spawned from the angels banished from Heaven, the Seven have lured the soul of man into their influence since the beginning of time. Supernaturally gifted angelic-human warriors – the Angelic Response Council – have been disappearing over the past thousand years, and their ranks grow thin.

Prophecy holds that in the Council’s darkest hours a boy will emerge, Sage the Warrior, divined to possess all twenty-two angelic gifts and become the Council’s ultimate warrior. He will seek out and destroy the Seven Princes of Hell one by one, and lead humanity away from the brink of their own annihilation.





The ghosting of gods
By Cricket Baker

John Hunt Publishing
Published May 2013
Seriously – there are way too many good books out there and just not enough time to read them all.
As Lemony Snicket said
“It is most likely that I will die next to a pile of books I was meaning to read!”

That pile is growing rapidly.

This latest book is right up my alley. I really do love a good ghost story as seen with some of the earlier posts on this blog and this is no exception. Just have to wait until May – Not long now!!

“Jesse is an apprentice exorcist who defies his priests when he learns his sister is in danger even though she’s dead. When he’s exiled to a haunted world, Jesse must unravel the mystery of ghosts if he is to save her. He plunges into a deadly game of hide-and-seek. The players include denizens draped in monkish robes, ghosts with matted eyes, the dead who tunnel underground in terror, and…Elspeth.

A coven scientist, Elspeth is both respected and feared for her abnormal spiritual powers. Jesse needs–craves–the knowledge of ghosts which she possesses. Elspeth tempts him in other ways…but is she a spiritual prodigy, or dangerously insane? The coven scientist begs him to trust her. He doesn’t. But he wants to.

Caught in a world on the brink of spiritual evolution, Jesse struggles to understand Elspeth even as frightening contacts from his sister force him to face the secret, shattering meaning of a verse he knows well: Blessed are the poor in ghost.”
Thank goodness for the great blurbs on Goodreads.

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.

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.

Book 2

Book 3

Book 4


Posted: November 2, 2011 in Secondary

A couple of supernatural books by Laini Taylor.
Daughter of smoke and bone
By Laini Taylor
Karou is a seventeen-year-old art student in Prague but also an errand-girl to an inhuman creature who deals in wishes and is the closest thing she has to family.

Lips touch
Folklore mingles with the supernatural and everything changes with a simple kiss.

Hunchback Assignments

Posted: September 21, 2011 in Intermediate, Secondary
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The hunchback assignments
By Arthur Slade

Modo is a 14 year old hunchback living in Victorian London. He has the ability to change shape and is now working as a spy. Modo and the beautiful Octavia must outwit the mad Dr Hyde before evil is unleashed.

The dark deeps
Book 2

Angels, demons and the devil

Posted: September 10, 2011 in Secondary
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by Alexandra Adornetta
If you love dark forces, demons, angels, and even a love story then these books are ideal. The sleepy town of Venus Cove is about to change forever.

By A. Adornetto
The sequel to Halo

Clockwork angel
By Cassandra Clare

Yes, more demons but thrown into the mix this time are vampires, supernatural folk and shadowhunters.
This is book one of a prequel series; The Infernal Devices to Cassandra Clare’s first series The Mortal Instruments