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Necropolis (The Power of Five #4) by Anthony Horowitz

WELCOME TO THE CITY OF THE DEAD

Hong Kong has been taken over by the Old Ones and has become Necropolis, City of the Dead. Once in, there is no way out… Evil has been unleashed on the world and only five children – with special powers – can save it. Matt and the other three desperately need to find Scar, the final Gatekeeper, who has been trapped in Hong Kong, where puddles of water turn into puddles of …moreHong Kong has been taken over by the Old Ones and has become Necropolis, City of the Dead. Once in, there is no way out… Evil has been unleashed on the world and only five children – with special powers – can save it. Matt and the other three desperately need to find Scar, the final Gatekeeper, who has been trapped in Hong Kong, where puddles of water turn into puddles of blood, where ghosts, demons and hideous creatures stalk the streets. Matt has no choice but to follow her. Now, both imprisoned, their only hope of survival is to reach a secret door in the Man Ho temple. But even if Scar can find her psychic power, it may already be too late.  Good Reads

November 17, 2011 Posted by | Great series, Supernatural, Suspense | Leave a comment

Nightrise (The Power of Five #3) by Anthony Horowitz

WHO WILL LIVE TO SEE ANOTHER DAY?

This is the third book in The Power of Five series which follows on from Raven’s Gate (Book 1) and Evil Star (Book 2)

Fourteen year old twins Scott and Jamie Tyler have never known who they are or where they came from, but they have always known that the possess extraordinary powers. When Scott is kidnapped by the sinister Nightrise Coroporation and Jamie is framed for murder, they realise that they must use those powers if they are going to survive.

But Jamie is catapulted thousands of years into the past, bringing him face to face with the full horror of the Old Ones. Here Jamie learns that he is one of the five Gatekeepers whose power is all that stands in the way of  eternal chaos. Together at last, they must fight the massed forces of evil. And they must win!

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November 14, 2011 Posted by | Boys' read, Great series, Supernatural, Suspense | Leave a comment

Partitions by Amit Majmudar

A stunning first novel, set during the violent 1947 partition of India, about uprooted children and their journeys to safety.

As India is rent into two nations, communal violence breaks out on both sides of the new border and streaming hordes of refugees flee from blood and chaos.

At an overrun train station, Shankar and Keshav, twin Hindu boys, lose sight of their mother and join the human mass to go in search of her. A young Sikh girl, Simran Kaur, has run away from her father, who would rather poison his daughter than see her defiled. And Ibrahim Masud, an elderly Muslim doctor driven from the town of his birth, limps toward the new Muslim state of Pakistan, rediscovering on the way his role as a healer. As the displaced face a variety of horrors, this unlikely quartet comes together, defying every rule of self-preservation to forge a future of hope.

A dramatic, luminous story of families and nations broken and formed, Partitions introduces an extraordinary novelist who writes with the force and lyricism of poetry. MacMillan

November 9, 2011 Posted by | Family/Relationships, Past, people and places | | Leave a comment