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Christian College Geelong Senior Library: Lovers of literature

Light by Michael Grant

This is the sixth and final heart-stopping installment in the bestselling “GONE” series. It is an exceptional page-turner one that is very hard not to put down.

This book is not for the fainthearted!

88 Hours 39 minutes

Suddenly it’s a world without adults and normal has crashed and burned. When life as you know it ends at 15 everything changes.

It’s been over a year since all the adults disappeared. Gone. But now all eyes are on Perdido Beach as the barrier wall is now clear and life in the FAYZ is visible for the entire outside world to see. Parents are desperate to see their children and make contact with them but many don’t like what they see!

In the time since every person over the age of fourteen disappeared from the town of Perdido Beach, California, countless battles have been fought: battles against hunger and lies and plague, and epic battles of good against evil. And now, the gaiaphage has been reborn as Diana’s malicious mutant daughter, Gaia. Gaia is endlessly hungry for destruction. She yearns to conquer her Nemesis, Little Pete, and then bend the entire world to her warped will. As long-standing enemies become allies, secrets are revealed and unexpected sacrifices are made. the society that Sam and Astrid have struggles so hard to build is about to be shattered for good.

Will their attempts to save themselves and one another matter in the end, or will the kids of Perdido Beach perish in this final power struggle? Who will survive to see the light of day?

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May 21, 2013 Posted by | Dystopian Fiction, Good and evil, Great series, Survival, Suspense | | Leave a comment

Slide by Jill Hathaway

Heartbreaking and heart-pounding at the same time!

“Slide” had me hooked. Cynthia Hand

Vee Bell is certain of one irrefutable truth—her sister’s friend Sophie didn’t kill herself. She was murdered.
Vee knows this because she was there. Everyone believes Vee is narcoleptic, but she doesn’t actually fall asleep during these episodes: When she passes out, she slides into somebody else’s mind and experiences the world through that person’s eyes.  She’s slid into her sister as she cheated on a math test, into a teacher sneaking a drink before class. She learned the worst about a supposed “friend” when she slid into her during a school dance. But nothing could have prepared Vee for what happens one October night when she slides into the mind of someone holding a bloody knife, standing over Sophie’s slashed body.
Vee desperately wishes she could share her secret, but who would believe her? It sounds so crazy that she can’t bring herself to tell her best friend, Rollins, let alone the police. Even if she could confide in Rollins, he has been acting off lately, more distant, especially now that she’s been spending more time with Zane.
Enmeshed in a terrifying web of secrets, lies, and danger and with no one to turn to, Vee must find a way to unmask the killer before he or she strikes again.
review by Good Reads

May 11, 2012 Posted by | Crime, Good and evil, Suspense | | Leave a comment

Silvermay by James Moloney

Sixteen-year-old Silvermay Hawker feels drawn to the newcomer in her village
– a young man of solemn good looks named Tamlyn. But only heartache can come of
this, because Tamlyn is devoted to Nerigold and to little Lucien, her son.

So things seem, until the dark forces of Coyle Strongbow come in search of
Nerigold′s baby and Silvermay is swept up in the young family′s escape. When
Lucien is entrusted to her care, she discovers the startling horror of what he
might become, and the truth about Tamlyn, too.

Can Lucien be spared his fate, or is he doomed to become like Coyle? And
Tamlyn, can he be trusted, can he be loved and can he love in return?
Silvermay′s heart will not give him up, but what happens when devotion becomes a
weapon in the hands of the ruthless?

Silvermay is the first book in a new fantasy adventure series by Australian author James Moloney. It is a thrilling read that outlines the importance of friendship and the fight between good and evil.

Watch the following book trailer: http://bcove.me/vuh92stu

June 16, 2011 Posted by | Fantasy, Good and evil | | Leave a comment