Hot List! September 2020 Secondary Selection

Hot List! September 2020 Secondary Selection


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Fire Star, The 9781760897079 Fire Star, The
Tait, A.L.

A maid with a plan. A squire with a secret. A missing jewel. A kingdom in turmoil. Maven and Reeve have three days to solve the mystery of the Fire Star. If they don't, they'll lose everything. This could be a complete disaster… or the beginning of a friendship.

Bestselling author A. L. Tait is back with the intriguing story of two unlikely allies and a mystery to solve that could change their lives.


From Stella Street to Amsterdam 9781865084541 From Stella Street to Amsterdam
Honey, Elizabeth

A brand new Stella Street adventure from Elizabeth Honey! When Henni goes to Amsterdam with her elderly Dutch neighbour, she discovers a long-held family secret. But this creates a terrible dilemma for Henni - should she tell the Dutch family what she knows?

Harrow Lake 9780241397046 Harrow Lake
Ellis, Kat

Welcome to Harrow Lake. Someone's expecting you…

Lola Nox is the daughter of a celebrated horror filmmaker - she thinks nothing can scare her. But when her father is brutally attacked in their New York apartment, she's swiftly packed off to live with a grandmother she's never met in Harrow Lake, the eerie town where her father's most iconic horror movie was shot. The locals are weirdly obsessed with the film that put their town on the map - and there are strange disappearances, which the police seem determined to explain away. And there's someone — or something — stalking her every move. The more Lola discovers about the town, the more terrifying it becomes. Because Lola's got secrets of her own. And if she can't find a way out of Harrow Lake, they might just be the death of her.

None Shall Sleep 9781760877309 None Shall Sleep
Marney, Ellie

Interviewing convicted juvenile killers for the FBI leads Emma Lewis and Travis Bell on the hunt for a serial murderer who targets teenagers. A riveting YA thriller that will keep readers on the edge of their seat from start to finish.

Other Side of the Sky, The 9781760637675 Other Side of the Sky, The
Kaufman, Amie

A magnetic and addictive tale of star-crossed love, inexplicable magic and an impossible choice. Science and faith collide in this tale of magic, destiny and the changing truths found through love by the award-winning authors of the bestselling Starbound trilogy.

Reckless Afterlife Of Harriet Stoker, The 9781406391121 Reckless Afterlife Of Harriet Stoker, The
James, Lauren

A sharp thriller with a twist of the supernatural from a masterful sci-fi writer.

"Lauren James is a genius" — SFX Magazine

"Lauren James isn't just headed for the stars - she's already there" — Samantha Shannon, author of The Priory of the Orange Tree.

What if death is only the beginning? When Harriet Stoker dies after falling from a balcony in a long-abandoned building, she discovers a world of ghosts with magical powers - shape-shifting, hypnosis, even the ability to possess the living. Felix, Kasper, Rima and Leah welcome her into their world, eager to make friends with the new arrival. Yet Harriet is more interested in unleashing her own power, even if it means destroying everyone around her. But when all of eternity is at stake, the afterlife can be a dangerous place to make an enemy.

Ruby Tuesday 9781760894894 Ruby Tuesday
Lawrence, Hayley

Ruby was named after a song about freedom, but she's far from free. She's trapped by her mum's accident, her past as a famous pianist a distant memory. This was never the plan - both of them invisible and voiceless in a dusty small town. And Ruby wants to be heard. But that was before Joey Milano. Before that awful party. Now the only thing Ruby's sure of is that she'll never ever trust anyone again.

When the opportunity of a lifetime comes knocking, and a boy from her past reaches out, Ruby's not fooled. Some things are broken beyond repair. Or are they?

Silver Arrow, The 9781526629418 Silver Arrow, The
Grossman, Lev

Kate wasn't expecting much when she wrote to her wealthy estranged uncle to ask for a birthday present. Certainly she wasn't expecting a colossal steam train called the Silver Arrow to arrive on her doorstep. Despite parental misgivings, curiosity overwhelms Kate and her brother Tom and they climb aboard, only for the train's engine to roar into life. Soon they reach a train station where an assortment of strange and beautiful creatures are waiting with tickets in their mouths, and Kate and Tom begin to understand that their job will be to see them safely home o if they can.

Lev Grossman's first children's book is a journey you'll never forget — a rip-roaring adventure from desert plains to snow-covered mountains and everything in between. Packed with exciting creatures from the indignant porcupine to the lost polar bear and the adorable baby pangolin, The Silver Arrow is a classic story about saving our endangered animals and the places they live.

Throwback 9780062406392 Throwback
Lerangis, Peter

2019 Bank Street College of Education's Best Children's Books of the Year

Peter Lerangis, the New York Times bestselling author of the Seven Wonders and Max Tilt series, returns with an electrifying new trilogy about a boy who discovers that he alone may be able to alter the course of history. Corey Fletcher has an active imagination. He sees things no one else does. Cracks jokes no one else gets. And goes places few would ever dare go. Like the past. All he needs is a metal artifact from a point in time, and Corey can go there.

Although hundreds of time travellers live in secret throughout the world, including Corey's own grandfather, none has the ability to change past events.But when Corey accidentally saves a life while time travelling, he realises that he is the first-ever 'Throwback' with the power to alter life as we know it. Which means his own life is now in all sorts of danger.

This is the first book in a thrilling, edge-of-your-seat adventure series from New York Times bestselling author Peter Lerangis, whose books have sold over five and a half million copies worldwide.

When This Bell Rings 9781760651947 When This Bell Rings
Rushby, Allison

This story within a story within a story celebrates the creative art of storytelling. In London's Belgravia, Tamsin lives next door to Edie St Clair, famous author of the 'London of the Bells' series of graphic novels. With the series' tenth and final novel overdue, Tamsin offers her idol help and discovers that Edie can literally draw herself into her stories. When Edie goes missing, Tamsin draws herself into the novel and lands in a world of unexpected danger. The stakes couldn't be higher in this gripping adventure.

  • Format: Pack
  • Subject: Fiction
  • Audience: Secondary

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