It's called "Fortunately, the Milk" and sounds, in good Neil Gaiman tradition, seriously weird and wonderful. Unfortunately we have to wait until October. But in the mean time make sure you have read these Neil Gaiman books:
Here is another ‘I can’t put this book down until I’ve finished it book!’ If you have things to do …. don’t start it!!
It has the reader questioning the possibilities of human genetics – is it possible to modify humans and even to create a person?
The character Eve is a believable teenager ….or is she?? And like all modern fairy stories there are opportunities for her to meet a boy or boys, support her friend and question her relationship with her family.
Michael Grant has left me wondering ……. And hoping ….. that this book is the beginning of a series.
Click on the book cover to watch the book trailer. Then reserve the book! It's on the New Book stand.
Another paranormal romance - that could cause one of two reactions: Oh no, not another paranormal romance, this genre has been done to death, OR yay! another beauitful looking book to get my teeth into. I have to say I was thinking the former before I read this book but it didn't take too long to be convinced that this was indeed a great addition to the popular genre.
The first in a trilogy, this book introduces us to Evie, a spunky orphaned teenager who has always thought of herself as pretty normal, despite being able to detect paranormal beings living amongst us by "seeing through' their glamours and using this unique skill to work for the IPCA (International Paranormal Containment Agency) bringing in vampires, werewolves and other mythical beings to protect the human race. But things start getting weird, paranormals are being killed in suspicious circumstances all over the world and of course there's the cute teenage boy shapeshifter that Evie caught (and handcuffed) breaking in to IPCA. Not to mention the strange prophecy that haunts her dreams.
A great read, plenty of action, interesting characters and despite all the paranormalacy a pretty human story of love, family and self belief. Recommended. Check out this interview with the author.
So you liked The Enemy, The Dead and The Fear. Now Charlie Higson's fourth book in this scary and bloodthirsty series is out. It will be in the library soon - keep an eye out (for the book, not for zombies - although it might pay to look out for them too...). Check out the making of The Sacrifice book trailer below.
Higson wrote and directed the trailer himself, using pupils from Forest Hill School in south London. He said: “We took kids from the school who were keen on drama, and a bunch of zombies I got off the internet. I had no idea what their acting skills were going to be like but luckily once we got them on set the kids didn’t really have to act, because it was actually genuinely intimidating to have 30 blood-spattered zombies chasing you around.” The Telegraph Thursday 27 September 2012