Saturday, 1 August 2015

'Fire Girl' by Matt Ralphs


Release date:13th August 2015 
Published by:Macmillan Children's Books
ISBN No:978 1447283553


Twelve-year-old Hazel Hooper has spent her whole life trapped in a magical Glade created by her mother, Hecate. She's desperate to meet new people and find out about the world. And, more than anything, she wants to be a witch. But when her mother is kidnapped by a demon - everything changes . . .
Suddenly Hazel is alone in the world. Well . . . not quite alone. For it turns out that Hazel does have magic - she's just not very good at controlling it. And she may have accidentally created a grumpy familiar in the form of a dormouse called Bramley.
Determined to rescue her mother, the young witch and her mouse set out to track down the demon and find Hecate. However, it turns out that life outside the Glade is far more dangerous than Hazel ever could have imagined. Witch Hunters are everywhere - and the witches are using demons to fight back!
Luckily for Hazel she manages to enlist the help of a handsome boy called David, and his drunken master, Titus White, who are expert demon hunters.
And witch finders . . .

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'Who Do You Love' by Jennifer Weiner


Release date:27th August 2015 
Published by: Simon and Schuster UK
ISBN No:978 1471139680


Rachel Blum and Andy Landis are eight years old when they meet late one night in an ER waiting room. Born with a congenital heart defect, Rachel is a veteran of hospitals, and she's intrigued by the boy who shows up all alone with a broken arm. He tells her his name. She tells him a story. After Andy's taken back to the emergency room and Rachel's sent back to her bed, they think they'll never see each other again. 

Rachel, the beloved, popular, and protected daughter of two doting parents, grows up wanting for nothing in a fancy Florida suburb. Andy grows up poor in Philadelphia with a single mom and a rare talent that will let him become one of the best runners of his generation. 

Over the course of three decades, through high school and college, marriages and divorces, from the pinnacles of victory and the heartbreak of defeat, Andy and Rachel will find each other again and again, until they are finally given a chance to decide whether love can surmount difference and distance and if they've been running toward each other all along.


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'The Daughter's Secret' by Eva Holland


Release date:13th August 2015
Published by:Orion
ISBN No:978 1409157038


My daughter is a liar. A liar, liar, liar. And I'm starting to see where she gets it from.
When Rosalind's fifteen-year-old daughter, Stephanie, ran away with her teacher, this ordinary family became something it had never asked to be. Their lives held up to scrutiny in the centre of a major police investigation, the Simms were headline news while Stephanie was missing with a man who was risking everything.
Now, six years on, Ros takes a call that will change their lives all over again. He's going to be released from prison. Years too early. In eleven days' time.
As Temperley's release creeps ever closer, Ros is forced to confront the events that led them here, back to a place she thought she'd left behind, to questions she didn't want to answer. Why did she do it? Where does the blame lie? What happens next?


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'Echoes from Afar' byTamara McKinley


Release date:3rd September 2015 
Published by: Quercus
ISBN No:978-1782066651

Echoes from Afar is the story of two young, headstrong English women from very different decades, who find their first love in Paris.
For Annabelle, it is forged in the brutality of the Spanish Civil War, only to be doomed by fate. For her estranged daughter, Eugenie, it blossoms in the exciting bohemian enclaves of 1960s Paris.
The thrill and novelty of a first love is intoxicating and the memory lives on long after it has faded and new loves take its place. However, an enduring love is often softer and more subtle, and when you recognise it, you know it will last a lifetime. And as Annabelle and her daughter are to discover, this powerful, vital gift is what will reunite them.


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'Cleopatra's Shadows' by Emily Holleman


Release date:6th October 2015
Published by:Sphere
ISBN No:978 0751560152


The only way to survive her dynasty is to rule it
Abandoned by her beloved older sister Cleopatra and an indifferent father, Arsinoe, a young Egyptian princess, must fight for survival in the bloodthirsty royal court after her half-sister Berenice seizes power.
But despite using her quick-wits to win Berenice's favour, Arsinoe struggles to establish herself in a uncertain new world, one that carries her from the conspiratorial dangers of the palace, to the streets of war-torn Alexandria.
Meanwhile, her other sister, the usurper Berenice, has her own demons to confront - her cruel, flagging mother, a pair of fickle husbands, and the ever-present threat that her father will return from exile-as she fights to hold the throne as the first queen of Egypt in a thousand years.

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'Doctor of the High Fells' by Elizabeth Gill


Release date: 27th August 2015
Published by: Quercus
ISBN No:978 1784291488


Prue's heart beat hard - she had heard of the low seams of the mines of north west Durham: some of them were only eighteen inches high and she had always had a fear of being enclosed. This was her job, she told herself, this was what she had wanted. She must do it. So she picked up her bag and followed them to the cage which carried the miners below ground, praying that the man did not die, that she need not produce some miracle...
Determined to practice as a doctor, Prue escapes a loveless marriage to journey far from home and join a surgery in Tow Law. But she soon finds that long hours and limited resources are only the beginning -gaining the townspeople's trust will be her greatest challenge of all.
From the bestselling author of Miss Appleby's Academy comes the story of Prue Stanhope, young woman doctor to the miners of Tow Law, County Durham.



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