Thursday, January 29, 2015

Mrs Keane recommends ...

Senior Fiction:

Princess Ben by Catherine Gilbert Murdoch
Benevolence is not your typical princess! Oh she's used to the luxury, but she's far more interested in lazing about eating sweets than wearing beautiful gowns and attending lavish balls. When tragedy strikes Ben becomes heir to the throne and her strict aunt takes on the task of preparing her for the role. Ben can't help but test her new boundaries and her aunt is forced to confine her to a tower cell. It's here Ben discovers the entrance to a secret room and learns what it takes to become someone worthy to wear the crown.

Feed by M.J. Howes
(Science Fiction/Horror/Thriller):
Lola and Patrick don't go to school much any more, not many kids do these days, there are not that many left. Earth has been invaded and nights are spent hiding from the terrifying Sweeper raids, those taken don't come back and now the government has stopped fighting them. When Lola's dad, a scientist working on a way to fight the invaders, is taken in an unprecidented daylight raid Lola decides she must be taken too to try and rescue him and to continue his fight against these monsters.

Six Days by Phillip Webb
(Science Fiction/Adventure):
Cass and Wilbur are scavengers in the ruins of a future London. Every day they travel with their Vlad masters, from their dismal homes on one side of the River Thames to search the ruined buildings on the other side. Searching for "treasures" from the past, whispers say the Vlad's are looking for one treasure in particular, one that has tremendous power, one that no one has ever seen - some think it doesn't even exist.

I am Number Four by Pittacus Lore (Lorien Legacies)
(Science Fiction/Love stories):
Nine aliens left their home planet of Lorien when it fell under attack by the evil Mogadorian. Nine aliens who look like ordinary teenagers living ordinary lives, but who have extraordinary, paranormal skills. The Nine had to separate and went into hiding on Earth. The Mogadorian caught Number One in Malaysia, Number Two in England, and Number Three in Kenya. All of them were killed. John Smith, of Paradise, Ohio, is Number Four. He knows that he is next. (review adapted from

Freaks by Kieran Larwood
Born with weird abnormalities that make them misfits, these Freaks spend their nights on public display, trapped in a traveling Victorian sideshow. But during the day, they put their strange talents to use: They solve the most sinister crimes. And in a dank, desperate world of crooks and child-snatchers, they're determined to defend London's most innocent victims: the street urchins disappearing from the city's streets. (review from

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