With buried treasure, treacherous buccaneers, a young hero, and Long John Silver, the one-legged villain, Treasure Island remains one of the most popular of pirate adventures.
"Argh, Jim M'lad"
When fifteen-year-old Jacob Lau is pulled from the crumpled remains of his mother's car, no one can explain why he was driving or why the police can't find his mother's body. Made a ward of his uncle and thousands of miles from home, a beautiful and mysterious neighbor, Dr. Abigail Silva, offers to use her unique abilities to help him find his mom. In exchange, she requires Jacob to train as a Soulkeeper, a gifted warrior charged with protecting human souls. He agrees to her demands, desperate for any clue to the mystery of his mother's disappearance.
A terrifying new Virals adventure for Tory Brennan - great niece of Dr Temperance Brennan - and the Virals team as they come face to face with their greatest enemy. From the producer of the hit TV series Bones and number-one Sunday Times best-selling author of the Temperance Brennan series. Tory Brennan and the Virals are forced to confront the existence of a rival pack - The Trinity - who wants them off the scene.
Does one need four fully-grown foxgloves for decorating a dinner table for six guests? Or is it six foxgloves to kill four fully-grown guests? Sophronia's first year at school has certainly been rousing. First, her finishing school is training her to be a spy. (Won't Mumsy be surprised!) Secondly, she gets mixed up in an intrigue over a stolen device and has a cheese pie thrown at her.
"Great second book"
Young Bond is back - in his most action-packed, explosive adventure yet. Something terrible is happening in Tinseltown...
"Definitely one of the best YBs so far"
Alex Rider's life changed forever with the silent pull of a trigger. When Ian Rider died at the hands of the assassin Yassen Gregorovich, Alex, ready or not, was thrust into the world of international espionage he world's only teenage spy. Alex vowed revenge against Yassen and the two have battled ever since. Yet, years ago, it was none other than Alex's own father who trained and mentored Yassen, turning him into the killer he would eventually become. What makes us choose evil? Why did one boy choose to kill while another chose to risk his life to save others?
"Horowitz at his best !"
An airliner explodes over the Atlantic leaving 345 people dead. Crash investigators suspect terrorism, but they're getting nowhere. A distressed twelve-year-old calls a police hotline and blames his father for the explosion. It could be a breakthrough, but there's no hard evidence and the boy has a history of violence and emotional problems. Only CHERUB agents can unearth the truth. They're trained professionals with one essential advantage: adults never suspect that children are spying on them.
Teenage superspy Alex Rider is enlisted by the national security services again, this time for a routine reconnaissance mission at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships. But before long, Alex finds himself caught up in a terrifying chain of events that leads from the Chinese Triad gangs in London to an undercover assignment in Cuba. Alex begins to make chilling links between suspicious deaths, an illegal nuclear weapons deal and the plans of his host, Russian General Sarov, for the future of the world.
Kidnap. Violence. Explosions. Murder. No ordinary weekend. But then, James Bond is no ordinary boy... In a north London cemetery a professor is kidnapped at gunpoint. A suspicious letter crammed with cryptic clues arrives at Eton. To decipher the deadly mystery, James Bond must take a series of dangerous gambles. Once the code is cracked, he has just 48 hours to save the professor from the dark forces that threaten to destroy them both.
Bodyguard: Ransom is a bulletproof thriller by Chris Bradford, best-selling author of the Young Samurai books. It's Lee Child for younger readers--Cherub meets Jason Bourne, a surefire winner for fans of Robert Muchamore and Anthony Horowitz's Alex Rider books. Connor Reeves is a bodyguard, trained in surveillance, anti-ambush technique, hostage survival, and unarmed combat. He's already proven himself by saving the American president's daughter from terrorists in Bodyguard: Hostage.
"Good but not great"
Every day thousands of animals die in laboratory experiments. Some say these experiments provide essential scientific knowledge, while others will do anything to prevent them. James and Lauren Adams are stuck in the middle. They're CHERUB agents. Trained professionals with one essential advantage: adults never suspect that children are spying on them. For official purposes, these children do not exist.
File Note Strictly Confidential - Authorised Personnel Only. Subject: James Bond. Age: 13. Description: dark hair that falls in a comma above his brow, despite efforts to control it; blue eyes; tall for age; surprisingly strong; fluent French, good German. Essential components: a ruthless villain who will stop at nothing; a girl - blond, green-eyed, named Wilder Lawless; a fast car.
Following a treacherous rescue mission high in the freezing Alps, James Bond is preparing for life back at Eton. But James is under surveillance; his every move is being watched. He alone holds the clue to a sinister plot that will bring bloodshed and carnage to his school - and his country. Forced to flee from Eton to Austria, James must leave behind everything he knows, with only a beautiful - and dangerous - girl by his side.
Before the name became a legend. Before the boy became the man. Meet Bond. James Bond. An Eton boy s family disappears at sea. James uncovers a shadowy society operating in a hidden corner of the school. And far from England, in the bandit-infested interior of Sardinia, a sinister Italian count has built himself a mountain fortress. Is there a connection? Young Bond is about to find out - and face a lethal group of villains beneath the burning Mediterranean sun.
"Totally capturing my imagination"
For Tad Spencer, only son of a fabulously wealthy businessman, every day is like Christmas. Until he makes the mistake of wishing he was someone else. The next morning he wakes up as Bob Snarby, trapped in a cruel and squalid funfair world inhabited by hopeless criminals, mysterious fortune tellers and - worst of all - the murderous Finn.
Thirteen-year-old Oskari is sent into the cold wilderness on an ancient test of manhood. He must survive armed only with a bow and arrow. But instead, he stumbles upon an escape pod from a burning airliner: Air Force One. Terrorists have shot down the President of the United States. The boy hunter and the world's most powerful man are suddenly the hunted, in a race against a deadly enemy.
As the sun blazes over the Caribbean island of Lagrimas Negras, its bloodthirsty ruler is watching and waiting. Criminals come here to hide, with blood on their hands and escape on their minds. On the mainland, ex-flying ace Jack Stone leaves his son and daughter in the company of James Bond. But a gang of thieves waits in ambush. They want Stone's precious safe, and will kill for its contents.
If Artemis Fowl is "Die Hard with Fairies", then W.A.R.P. is "Oliver Twist" meets "The Matrix"...The Reluctant Assassin is the first book in the W.A.R.P. series. W.A.R.P. stands for 'Witness Anonymous Relocation Programme'. The assassin of the title is young Riley who has been apprentice to Albert Garrick, a Victorian illusionist who has fallen on difficult times and taken to using his unique conjuring skills to gain access to victims' dwellings.
"A change of direction but a gripping story."
Reluctant MI6 agent Alex Rider is relaxing in the south of France until a sudden, ruthless attack on his hosts plunges him back into a world of violence and mystery - and this time, MI6 don't want to know. Alex is determined to track down his friends' attackers, even if he must do it alone. But it's a path that leads to a long-buried secret - and a discovery more terrible than anything he could have imagined.
"one of Horowitz best"
Nancy Drew's keen mind is tested when she searches for a missing will.
Morgan Foster appears to be the perfect teen, living a middle class life in the wealthy town of Holbrook. Morgan's new boyfriend takes her out on a date. When things don't go as planned, it sends Morgan's life on a path of destruction. Refusing to tell anyone of her pain, she finds a remedy that is a coping mechanism for her but a dangerous one. Morgan's aunt convinces her to allow her to tell Morgan's parents. Morgan wants to go to Spain with her friends, but she must be in Holbrook to complete her therapy. This could send her over the edge.
Ten years ago, seven-year-old Samantha and her next door neighbor Remy watched helplessly as Sam's little sister was kidnapped. Later, Remy and Sam identified the man and he was sent to prison.
It's been three months since Lane made her first kill - the sadistic Decapitator - and now she feels both closer and more alienated than ever from her united, grieving family. Haunted by conflicting memories of her mother, Lane resumes her role as the vigilante Masked Savior out of a feeling of obligation - but her heart just isn't in it anymore. Now that Lane has felt the rush of deeper, darker thrills, a growing part of her wants to revisit its seductive power, and she's not sure how long she can resist.
With a dangerous criminal on the loose, will Jennie make it to safety in time? In many ways, Jennie McGrady is just your average high schooler - but she has a peculiar knack for stumbling upon trouble. As a result, her detective skills are first-rate. In her latest adventure, Jennie manages to be in the wrong place at the wrong time. After witnessing a bank robbery, she is abducted by the thieves and left for dead. She wants more than anything to identify her captors for police, but she can't remember them.
We meet Rex Tanner, race car driver, on a disastrous mission to save scientist Penelope Mulgrew in 1935. Rex effects their escape using the Omnidial, a mysterious device permanently grafted to his skin, which imbues Rex with temporary super powers...when it works. Months later, Rex is approached with a new mission: American Olympians are turning up shriveled and weak, apparently drained of muscle.
Every dawn brings horror to a different family in a land ruled by a killer. Khalid, the 18-year-old caliph of Khorasan, takes a new bride each night only to have her executed at sunrise. So it is a suspicious surprise when 16-year-old Shahrzad volunteers to marry Khalid. But she does so with a clever plan to stay alive and exact revenge on the caliph for the murder of her best friend and countless other girls. Shazi's wit and will, indeed, get her through to the dawn that no others have seen, but with a catch.
In his confession, Ben McCloud told Detective Chief Inspector John Walker about the four murders that took place at Black Hill Farm...but what about the others? There are two sides to every story, and this is Andy's.Andy's Diary is the conclusion of the sinister and frightening events that took place at Black Hill Farm.
When missing teens begin turning up dead in a small Southern town, the FBI sends in Special Agent Samantha Cash to help crack the case. Her methods are invisible, and she never quits until the case is closed.
It's the end of the world as he knows it. Colta City is a timeless old town, but time is catching up to it. Old friends and old enemies close in around Bronson Black, and an impossible choice hangs over him. As the modern world bleeds through, Dogboy considers the past. His decision could spell the end of his crime-fighting career! But maybe that's a good thing.
Plagued with strange memory gaps, Charlotte wants her life back, even if someone has to die for her to get it. She has tried so hard to be what Gregory wanted her to be, and yet still he doesn't love her. Pregnant, miserable, and knowing she is being betrayed by the one person she had left to rely on, she promises herself that she will do whatever it takes.
It has been two weeks, and now Ruby is totally alone. People weren't prepared for the rain, got caught out in it, didn't realise that you couldn't drink water from the taps either. Even a drip of rain would infect your blood and eat you from the inside out. Ruby sets off on a journey that will take her the length of the country - surviving in the only way she knows how.
"A very butterfly good book. Very entertaining"
What happens when a sheltered only child and a streetwise orphan are forced to work together in order to stay alive? Two strangers, Caleb and Jael, are thrown together under dire circumstances - joined at the hip, as their captor says. Their singlular focus? Survival.
Sixteen year-old Isabella lives in 19th-century India, where her father is missing in action. With her street-urchin friend, Midge, she sets out on a mission to find him while delivering a vital malaria cure on the way. But when the two get caught up in the malevolent plans of a diamond mogul, everyone's fate depends upon Isabella. She can save her friend and the countless sick who are in jeopardy only if she can find the courage to put others before herself.
Billy Zeets has a story to tell. About being a vandal and petty thief. About missing boys and an elusive killer. And about what happens if a boy who breaks all the rules is the only person who can piece together the truth. Gripping and powerful, this masterful debut novel comes to vivid life through the unique voice of a hero as unlikely as he is unforgettable.
When Jailyn's best friend, Prestley, brought in a new game, Jailyn didn't want to play. However, after a little persuading, she gave in. Unbeknownst to the girls, they weren't just playing a game. Instead, the game was playing them.
You don't mess with Atlanta Burns. Everyone knows that. And that's kinda how she likes it - until the day Atlanta is drawn into a battle against two groups of bullies and saves a pair of new, unexpected friends. But actions have consequences, and when another teen turns up dead - by an apparent suicide - Atlanta knows foul play is involved. And worse: She knows it's her fault. You go poking rattlesnakes, maybe you get bit.
From Bram Stoker Award-winner Steve Burt, this nine-story collection won a silver Benjamin Franklin Award for Mystery/Suspense. Don't listen to this book after sundown! In any storytelling, but especially in fantasy/horror, there is one thing that is critically important if you want to have your toenails curl and leave holes in your bedspread from gripping it convulsively when you listen before sleep. It is that you have to care about the characters, or else who cares what happens to them?
With the Witness Protection program failing to keep Christy safe, she is sent to Belgium to hide in a spy school. While there, test scores reveal her true abilities. Once the terrorists back home are all caught, and the danger gone, will she ever go back to being an ordinary teenager - or is she destined for a dangerous new way of life?
It was hard to remember when the genuine hacking started.... By the time Dan is contacted online by Angel, he is eager for the challenge laid before him: creating tricky bits of code. But Dan begins to suspect that something more nefarious may be planned for his code. He will have to decide what truly matters more: protecting his anonymity or preventing a deadly terror attack....
After Renee Winters discovers her parents dead, her grandfather sends her off to Gottfried Academy in Maine. It's here she meets Dante, to whom she feels inexplicably drawn. As they get to know each other better, Dante can't seem to control his attraction either, and they being a complex and dangerous romance. Dangerous because Dante is hiding a frightening secret.
>"Lily?" My stomach dropped as a tall, dark-haired man stepped into view. Had he been hiding between the trees? "No. Sorry." Gulping, I took a step back. "I'm not Lily." He shook his head, a satisfied grin on his face. "No. You are Lily." "I'm Summer. You have the wrong person." For months, Summer is trapped in a cellar with the man who took her - and three other girls: Rose, Poppy, and Violet. His perfect, pure flowers. His family. But flowers can't survive long cut off from the sun, and time is running out....
"a monotone narrator"
Violet Ambrose is grappling with two major issues: Jay Heaton and her morbid secret ability. While the 16-year-old is confused by her new feelings for her best friend since childhood, she is more disturbed by her "power" to sense dead bodies or at least those that have been murdered. Since she was a little girl, she has felt the echoes the dead leave behind in the world . . . and the imprints that attach to their killers.
Life in a small town can be pretty boring when everyone avoids you like the plague. But after their father unwittingly sends them to stay with an aunt who's away on holiday, the Hardscrabble children take off on an adventure that begins in the seedy streets of London and ends in a peculiar sea village where legend has it a monstrous creature lives who is half boy and half animal.
In this wickedly dark, unusual, and compelling novel, Ellen Potter masterfully tells the tale of one deliciously strange family and a secret that changes everything.
A week ago, Dinah's cousin Claire cut her wrists. Five days ago, Dinah found Claire's diary and discovered why. Three days ago, Dinah stopped crying and came up with a plan. Two days ago, she ditched her piercings and bleached the black dye from her hair. Yesterday, knee socks and uniform plaid became a predator's camouflage. Today, she'll find the boy who broke Claire.By tomorrow, he'll wish he were dead.
Cameryn's ex-boyfriend is back....and ready to kill!Cameryn had thought she was in love with him. He was smart, strong, and would do anything for her - even kill. Kyle O'Neil disappeared after his first attempt on Cameryns life at the end of The Angel of Death. Now he is back for his second.
Mara Dyer wants to believe there's more to the lies she's been told. There is. She doesn't stop to think about where her quest for the truth might lead. She should. She never had to imagine how far she would go for vengeance. She will now. Loyalties are betrayed, guilt and innocence tangle, and fate and chance collide in this shocking conclusion to Mara Dyer's story. Retribution has arrived.
"Is she crazy?"
Evaline Stoker and Mina Holmes never meant to get into the family business. But when you're the sister of Bram and the niece of Sherlock, vampire hunting and mystery solving are in your blood. And so, when two society girls go missing, there's no one more qualified to investigate. Now, the fierce Evaline and the logical Mina must resolve their rivalry, in order to navigate the advances of not just one, but three mysterious gentlemen, and solve a murder with only one clue: the strange Egyptian scarab.
"5 Words: Sherlock Holmes, Time Travel, Steampunk."
Best-selling sportswriter and Edgar Award winner John Feinstein is back with another sports mystery featuring Stevie Thomas and Susan Carol Anderson-this one set at the summer Olympics in London. In this book, Susan Carol isn't a reporter-she's an Olympian, competing as a swimmer at her first Olympic games. Stevie is both proud and envious of her athletic prowess. And he's worried by the agents and sponsors and media all wanting to get up close and personal with Susan Carol.
i>I know who you are. When Riley first gets the postcard tucked into her bag, she thinks it's a joke. Then she finds a birth certificate for a girl named Jane Elizabeth O'Leary hidden inside her baby book. Riley's parents have always been pretty overprotective. What if it wasn't for her safety... but fear of her finding out their secret? What have they been hiding? The more Riley digs for answers, the more questions she has
Will Maine's historic Schooner Inne Bed and Breakfast be a safe haven for the island kids boarding during the school year - or the end of them all? Christina Romney is thirteen, with a personality that matches her unruly but charming tri-colored hair. She is about to start seventh grade, and for kids from Maine's Burning Fog Island, that means leaving their little white schoolhouse for regular classrooms and life on the mainland. Everyone assures Christina it will be a fantastic year.
The missing dead call to Violet. They want to be found.Violet can sense the echoes of those who've been murdered and the matching imprint that clings to their killers. Only those closest to her know what she is capable of, but when she discovers the body of a young boy she also draws the attention of the FBI, threatening her entire way of life. As Violet works to keep her morbid ability a secret, she unwittingly becomes the object of a dangerous obsession.
With renewed interest in Alexander Key's extraordinary 1968 novel, fans can dive into Escape to Witch Mountain as it was meant to be listened to. The powerful, thrilling story of Tony and Tia - twins joined by their paranormal gifts, on the run from evil forces that seek to suppress their forgotten pasts - is more gripping and relevant than ever.
Twins Mary Lee and Madrigal are living double lives - with some shocking secrets. Mary Lee and Madrigal are twin sisters, beautiful and deeply attached to each other. Then in high school, Mary Lee and Madrigal's parents decide to send Mary Lee away to boarding school - cruelly separating the girls. The twins have only been apart a handful of times in their lives. Mary Lee is devastated at first, and then horrified as Madrigal betrays her by approving of their parents' shocking plan.
The day after anonymous blogger Str-S-d wishes the popular girl would die, Lucy vanishes. The students of Soundview High are scared and worried. Especially frightened and wracked with guilt is Madison Archer, Lucy's friend and the last person to see her the night she disappeared. As days pass with no sign of the missing girl, even the attention of Tyler, an attractive new student, is not enough to distract Madison from her growing sense of foreboding.
Sawyer Dodd is a star athlete, a straight-A student, and the envy of every other girl who wants to date Kevin Anderson. When Kevin dies in a tragic car crash, Sawyer is stunned. Then she opens her locker to find a note: "You're welcome".
Bayport High's Varsity cheer squad is made up of the hottest of the hot. But this A-list is dangerous in more ways than one. The Squad is actually a cover for the most highly trained group of underage government operatives the United States has ever assembled. They have the perfect cover, because, beyond herkeys and highlights, no one expects anything from a cheerleader.
"Not your average teen book..."
Sixteen-year-old Wen assists her father in his medical clinic, housed in a slaughterhouse staffed by the Noor, men hired as cheap factory labor. Wen often hears the whisper of a ghost in the slaughterhouse, a ghost who grants wishes to those who need them most. And after one of the Noor humiliates Wen, the ghost grants an impulsive wish of hers - brutally.