Posts Tagged ‘Witches’

Hex

By Thomas Olde Heuvelt

ISBN 9781444793239

Hodder & Stoughton

 

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As soon as I saw this I knew I had to share!

What a cool and creepy cover.  I am seriously going to have to get a copy of this book. The trailer is awesome. Top quality and creepy as! I love books that make you cringe and your skin crawl with fear and I just can’t wait for this one. Out this month New Zealand and Australia. One of those crossover novels sure to appeal and creep out both YA and adult readers.

“Whoever is born here, is doomed to stay until death. Whoever comes to stay, never leaves.

Welcome to Black Spring, the seemingly picturesque Hudson Valley town haunted by the Black Rock Witch, a seventeenth-century woman whose eyes and mouth are sewn shut. Blind and silenced, she walks the streets and enters homes at will. She stands next to children’s beds for nights on end. So accustomed to her have the townsfolk become that they often forget she’s there. Or what a threat she poses. Because if the stitches are ever cut open, the story goes, the whole town will die.

The curse must not be allowed to spread. The elders of Black Spring have used high-tech surveillance to quarantine the town. Frustrated with being kept in lockdown, the town’s teenagers decide to break the strict regulations and go viral with the haunting. But, in so doing, they send the town spiraling into a dark nightmare.”

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A couple of YA book trailers from the USA. If you enjoy a good frolic between good and evil with witches and covens the The red bishop might be for you.

The red bishop
By Greg Boose

E-Book
Released November

“Lake Price isn’t your average teenage girl.

Sure, she and her friends are doing what many other high school kids do on Cape Cod: heading to Chatham Manor—nicknamed “Hell”—for a good scare. But for Lake, it’s more than just a thrill-seeking game. It’s what keeps her alive.

Ever since her brother, Kimball, disappeared four years ago, Lake has needed the danger and the fear to feel anything but numb.

But on this night, “Hell” has more in store for Lake than she ever anticipated: A handsome stranger from the 17th century, a modern love triangle, a coven of witches, a hint that Kimball may still be alive… and the start to something that only she can finish.”

Or if you like a good fight between right and wrong then this series of surviving at all costs might be for you.
And another trailer for a series that has been out for awhile but still going strong.
Greyson Gray series
By B. C. Tweedt

“When the world grows more dangerous, so must its heroes”

Greyson Gray: Camp Legend Book one
Camp Legend “is an exciting adventure threaded with witty, sarcastic humor and gritty suspense. You will not only enjoy being in Greyson’s shoes as he battles evil in thrilling chases, but also as he deals with his awkward first crush, menacing bullies, and the loss of his father. Prepare to laugh out loud and fall in love with the characters as the Greyson Gray series begins with a bang.”
Follow this up with:
Fair game Book two
Deadfall Book three

Jinx
By Sage Blackwood
HarperCollins

Jinx is a surplus child so is taken by his step-father into the forest and left – to die!
Jinx has always feared leaving the safety of the path but being left in the forest he has no choice. Leaving the path could lead him to danger; trolls, werewolves, and witches may be hiding everywhere. However, he must do what he needs to survive.Then Jinx meets Simon, a wizard and the only thing Jinx knows about wizards are that they are evil. But this wizard wants to help. Can he be trusted?

This certainly has appeal and is another one I am looking forwad to reading very soon.
Fantasy aimed at 8 through 12 year olds who love a bit of good versus evil, magic and adventure.

Carnival of souls
by Melissa Marr

Carnival of Souls is the epicentre of The City which is inhabited by daimons and where the hated witches have been banned for years to live among the human world, mostly undetected.
The City’s rigid caste system determines one’s fate at birth but once every generation a competition is held, open to all castes, with a chance to challenge their standing and rise to a place with the elite.
Aya, born in to the ruling caste, rebels against The City’s social norms by being the first ruling-caste girl to enter the competition instead of marrying and breeding as she is expected to do. Kaleb, born into the lowest caste fights to escape.
Mallory has lived with the humans since early infancy and has been taught to hate daimons.
Mallory, Kaleb, and Aya’s lives are intertwined as each is called in to join the fight between daimons and witches.

The telling
by Leah Giarratano

This is book one of a new series which sounds very intriguing.
It has everything. A pyschopath, an empath and a genius – all siblings who have yet to meet and yet to discover their traits.
Throw in a bit of voodoo, daemons, and a witch and you have a thrilling fantasy mix.

Will they create harmony or will they destroy the world and just who is after their combined power?

Changeling
By Philippa Gregory

Changeling is the first book in the new Order of Darkness series.
Isolde is a seventeen-year-old girl shut up in a nunnery so she can’t inherit her father’s estate. She is also accused of witchcraft and threatened with burning. Along comes seventeen-year-old Luca Vero who is recruited into a secret sect: The Order of the Dragon and commissioned by Pope Nicholas V to investigate evil. Together, and with new friends, Freize and Ishraq they journey into a world of werewolves, alchemists, witches, and death-dancers. An historical novel with mythical beliefs. Due out this month. Keep an eye out if you like historical novels with a twist.

This trailer gave me a fright. I love the series although I still have more to read but Joseph Delaney sure knows how to write.
From his first book in the Spooks Series, Thomas Ward was the last hope for the county to keep evil away. The Spook must train Thomas but there are many evil beings in the way.

I am Grimalkin is the ninth book in the Spook’s Stories series. Grimalkin is a witch assassin who has teamed up with the Spook and Thomas but she has her own agenda. She seeks revenge and that makes her dangerous.

Start at the beginning and begin reading The Spook’s Stories.

The Spook’s apprentice Book 1
Random House
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Born wicked
By Jessica Spotswood

Cate Cahill and her sisters live in a secret society. Everyone just thinks they are a little weird. The truth however is that the are witches. Their fate if anyone finds out they are witches coudl be devastating. How long can you keep a secret.

Hollow Pike
By James Dawson
Orion Publishing Group

This book is not out yet but I am already looking forward to it when it does. Lis London moves to the country hoping things will get better for her. Hoping the nightmares she has of someone trying to kill her will end. Lis doesn’t believe in local stories of witches. But then one night, in the dark woods she realises she is not alone.
Can’t wait. Love the eerie music in this trailer.

A witch in winter
by Ruth Warburton

Hodder Childrens Books

Anna doesn’t believe in magic or witches. That is until she moves to a new town and discovers that she is indeed a witch herself. And what about Seth – is love real when you have cast an enchantment spell?
Romance and witchcraft and witch clans fighting each other. Sure to be a good read and look forward to seeing this come out next month.

Darkest powers trilogy

Posted: November 17, 2011 in Secondary
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Darkest powers tilogy
by Kelley Armstrong

HarperCollins Publishers

Chloe Saunders was genetically altered at birth by a group of scientists at the Edison Group. She has the ability to see ghosts, raise the dead and is becoming more powerful. She must be stopped permanently. She is now on the run with other teenagers with their own special powers. But can she trust them?

The summoning Bk 1

The awakening

The reckoning