• 10 PM Question
    10 PM Question
    ISBN: 9781877460203
    Title: 10 PM Question
    Author: DE GOLDI KATE

    Frankie Parsons is twelve going on old man: an apparently sensible, talented Year 8 with a drumbeat of worrying questions steadily gaining volume in his head: Are the smoke alarm batteries flat? Does the cat, and therefore the rest of the family, have worms? Will bird flu strike and ruin life as we know it? Is the kidney-shaped spot on his chest actually a galloping cancer? Most of the significant people in Frankie's world - his father, his brother and sister, his great-aunts, his best friend Gigs - seem gloriously untroubled by worry.Only Ma takes seriously his catalogue of persistent anxieties; only Ma listens patiently to his 10 p.m. queries. But of course, it is Ma who is the cause of the most worrying question of all, the one that Frankie can never bring himself to ask.Then the new girl arrives at school and has questions of her own: relentless, unavoidable questions.So begins the unravelling of Frankie Parson's carefully controlled world. So begins the painful business of fronting up to the unpalatable: the ultimate 10 p.m. question. The 10 pm Question is a novel which defies all age categories. It does so with a sparkling wit and an operatic cast of characters so delightful and maddening they become dear to us. A tender, beautifully told and endearing story. By the end, you'll wish you had a Frankie Parsons of your own.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • Air Born
    Air Born
    ISBN: 9780994138798
    Title: Air Born
    Author: PAWLEY J L



    Air Born is the first book in a new international YA series - Generation Icarus. Seventeen-year-old Tyler Owen is smart, handsome, and destined to be a fighter pilot. He's mapped out his life and knows exactly where he's headed. That is, until his first solo sky-dive, when he undergoes a terrifying transformation. Caught on camera, Tyler becomes a viral hit. Everyone wants a piece of him, including the sinister Evolutionary Corporation and a religious cult known as the Angelists. But the worldwide media coverage also alerts others like him. Driven by instinct, they come together and form the Flight. The first of an extraordinary new species, they have only one way to survive. Fly.


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $20.00
    $20.00
  • All Our Secrets
    All Our Secrets
    ISBN: 9780994132215
    Title: All Our Secrets
    Author: LANE JENNIFER

    The River Picnic was one of the biggest events that ever took place in Coongahoola, and even wilder than the street party the night Malcolm Fraser became Prime Minister. The adults spoke about it in whispers and only when they thought us kids were out of earshot. All I knew for sure, apart from the fact that Stu Bailey’s wife drowned that night in the Bagooli River, was that four times more babies than usual were born the following October and not all of them looked like their dads.

    A girl called Gracie.

    A small town called Coongahoola, with the dark Bagooli River running through it.

    The Bleeders — hundreds of ‘Believers’ who move in and set up on the banks of the river. Who start buying up the town, and winning souls.

    The River Children — born in the aftermath of the infamous River Picnic. They start to go missing, one after the other.

    Gracie Barrett, the naively savvy spokesperson for her chaotic family (promiscuous dad, angry mum, twins Lucky and Grub, Elijah the River Child and fervent, prayerful Grandma Bett), for the kids who are taken, for the lurking fear that locks down the town and puts everyone under suspicion.

    Gracie is funny and kind, bullied and anguished, and her life spirals out of control when she discovers she knows what no one else does: who is responsible.

    All Our Secrets is jaunty, quirky and heart-achingly real. Coongahoola is where hope and fear collide, where tender adolescence is confronted by death, where kindness is a glimmer of light in the dark.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • Amber Fountain #2 Witches of Autumn
    Amber Fountain #2 Witches of Autumn
    ISBN: 9780473319113
    Title: Amber Fountain #2 Witches of Autumn
    Author: RYAN JOSEPH EDWARD

    The Ghost Trials are looming, the war with Rumland is raging in the south, and Thistle still hasn't managed to figure out how to charm crows. Things can probably only improve, but then again, Epona's plans surely won't end well. And what's that we heard about a kraken?

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $20.00
    $20.00
  • Anyone but You
    Anyone but You
    ISBN: 9781594934070
    Title: Anyone but You
    Author: MACGREGOR K G


    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $38.00
    $38.00
  • Aroha
    Aroha
    ISBN: 9781927182451
    Title: Aroha
    Author: BICKFORD ANARU

    Tormented daily by the cousin who holds her responsible for ripping their family apart, Maori teenager Aroha has many, many other things to worry about. Though she lives in the US with her aunt and uncle, the dreams that have plagued her since her childhood in New Zealand are starting to recur more and more often. Attacked from all sides, Aroha must learn to listen to her heart to discover the truth. AROHA is the story of a journey to find love, and to accept responsibility ...at the end of the world. Anaru Bickford lives in The Bay of Plenty in New Zealand.


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $20.00
    $20.00
  • Assault #1 Recon Team Angel
    Assault #1 Recon Team Angel
    ISBN: 9781921720543
    Title: Assault #1 Recon Team Angel
    Author: FALKNER BRIAN

    It is 2030, and the world is at war with an alien race. The Bzadians. The battleground: Earth. Recon Team Angel, made up of teenagers from around the world, has been training for years. They have learned Bzadian languages. Learned how to operate their weapons. How to work, eat, and think like them. Now it is time to act. Recon Team Angel must slip behind enemy lines, work their way into the top-secret alien facility under Uluru, and uncover the truth. But what they discover will shock not just them, but all of humanity.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $22.00
    $22.00
  • Banquos Son
    Banquos Son
    ISBN: 9780143202493
    Title: Banquos Son
    Author: ROXBOROUGH TANIA


    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $10.00
    $10.00
  • Because Everything Is Right, But Everything Is Wrong
    Because Everything Is Right, But Everything Is Wrong
    ISBN: 9780994137241
    Title: Because Everything Is Right, But Everything Is Wrong
    Author: DONOHUE ERIN

    Can you be lost and not know it?

    Can other people stop you from being lost?

    Seventeen-year-old Caleb’s world is disintegrating, his walls are closing in, his sky is threatening to fall. He’s barely holding on. To deadlines. To friends. To family. To mum. To Pat.

    But he has Casey.

    Maybe she can save him …

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
    $25.00
  • Being Magdalene
    Being Magdalene
    ISBN: 9781775537670
    Title: Being Magdalene
    Author: BEALE FLEUR

    The gripping sequel to the bestselling YA novels I am not Esther and I am Rebecca. Four years after Rebecca fled the religious community The Children of the Faith, twelve-year-old Magdalene bears the brunt of trying to protect and nurture her rebellious younger sister. Zillah isn't at all interested in behaving as befits a daughter of a Faith family, but Magdalene knows only too well the cost of rebellion. Life becomes increasingly difficult for the two girls as the Elders tighten the Rules the children must obey. Magdalene knows it is useless to appeal to their father for help and protection. He believes fully in the integrity of the Elders. His children must obey for if they do not, they will be denied salvation. But what can two children do when their lives become unbearable? Another wonderful novel by an award-winning writer.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $20.00
    $20.00
  • Birthright
    Birthright
    ISBN: 9780143567783
    Title: Birthright
    Author: ROXBOROGH TK

    Birthright is the heart-stopping conclusion to T. K. Roxborogh's epic Banquo's Son series. Fleance, King of Scotland, has made a political marriage to Rachel, the sister of dead King Duncan. It may seem that happiness is not far around the corner with a royal baby expected, but things are far from peaceful in the realm. The young king and queen must dodge daggers in hallways and hold together a nation swept by a savage rebellion and a mysterious illness. And Fleance is still haunted by his first love, Rosie, now married to one of his most trusted friends. Can he keep the throne of Scotland when treachery is around every corner? A storm is brewing and soon the nation may experience the biggest battle in its history.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $35.00
    $35.00
  • Bone Bearer # 3
    Bone Bearer # 3
    ISBN: 9781490948713
    Title: Bone Bearer # 3
    Author: YOUNG LANI WENDT

    The thrilling, breathlessly anticipated conclusion to The Telesa Series. Leila's selfless act at the closing of 'When Water Burns,' unleashed the demonic fury of Pele the Fire Goddess and now Daniel must fight an epic battle to free the one he loves. Unlikely allies come to his aid as a group of troubled elementals try to overcome their differences and work as a team to save their friend. But Pele's awakening has caused cataclysmic fear throughout the Telesa guardians of the Pacific and they are gathering their forces, preparing to defend the Blue Continent from the devastating threat of the Fire Goddess. Only one thing can destroy her - the Tangaloa Bone. The race is on to recover the three pieces of this ancient weapon and the question remains: who will wield the power of the Bone Bearer? And can Leila survive its apocalyptic fury? Will the covenant of love between Daniel and Leila endure this final battle?

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $39.00
    $39.00
  • Bone Tiki #1 Aotearoa
    Bone Tiki #1 Aotearoa
    ISBN: 9781869507343
    Title: Bone Tiki #1 Aotearoa
    Author: HAIR DAVID

    Matiu Douglas has a bone tiki he stole from a tangi. His father's important new client wants it. Badly. And he has some very nasty friends. When Mat is forced to flee for his life an unexpected meeting with a girl called Pania sets his world spinning. Suddenly he's running through the bush with a girl clown a dog who is way too human and a long dead warrior. Fearful creatures from legend are rising up around him and Mat faces a terrifying ordeal. And there is nowhere left to hide . . . not even in another world. A breathtaking adventure set in two parallel New Zealands from exciting new author David Hair.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $20.00
    $20.00
  • Bow #2
    Bow #2
    ISBN: 9781925081015
    Title: Bow #2
    Author: MAYO CATHERINE

    Win some... lose some. "There's only one arrow, but you only have to shoot one man. I know you won't miss." War is coming to Bronze Age Greece. It's time to skill up. And Odysseus's challenges are mounting. Can he find his grandfather's hidden gold? Find the strength to string and shoot from the Great Bow of Eurytos, which no man has done for generations? Toughest of all, can he persuade a girl to love him?

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $20.00
    $20.00
  • Brave's Journey
    Brave's Journey
    ISBN: 9781925148848
    Title: Brave's Journey
    Author: GOLDIE JAN M.

    A boy. A weird tattoo. A silver necklace showing four elements: 'Earth. Air. Fire. Water.' When Brave woke up that first, life-changing day, he had no idea that pretty soon he'd be controlling the weather, talking to royalty and journeying to another world. Let alone riding a camel. Life in the mysterious world of Arvalonia, where magic springs from the nature around you, couldn't be more different to his ordinary existence back home. Especially when he meets True...bossy, rich, driven teenager True who's out to make his life a misery. Brave and True venture deep into enemy territory; facing a month without a bath, nipping stinkbuggies, evil ruler Mallevia's ruthless green guards and eventually a battle with the vile queen herself. Discover a place where the nature of power is within the power of nature. Escape the ordinary.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $41.00
    $41.00
  • Bridge
    Bridge
    ISBN: 9781921758331
    Title: Bridge
    Author: HIGGINS JANE

    The City is divided. The bridges gated. In Southside, the hostiles live in squalor and desperation, waiting for a chance to overrun the residents of Cityside. Nik is still in high school but destined for a great career with the Internal Security and Intelligence Services, the brains behind the war. But when ISIS comes recruiting, everyone is shocked when he isn't chosen. There must be an explanation, but no one will talk about it. Then the school is bombed and the hostiles take the bridges. Buildings are burning, kids are dead, and the hostiles have kidnapped Sol. Now ISIS is hunting for Nik. But Nik is on the run, with Sol's sister Fyffe and ISIS hot on their trail. They cross the bridge in search of Sol, and Nik finds answers to questions he'd never dared to ask. THE BRIDGE is a gritty adventure set in a future world where fear of outsiders pervades everything. A heart-stopping novel about friendship, identity and courage from an exciting new voice in young-adult fiction.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $26.00
    $26.00
  • Broken
    Broken
    ISBN: 9781921529887
    Title: Broken
    Author: PULFORD ELIZABETH

    Critically injured in a motorbike accident, Zara Wilson lies in a coma. She is caught between many worlds: the world of her hospital room and anxious family, and that of her memories and a dream-like fantasy where she searches for her brother Jem. Jem proves elusive but Zara's adventures in her subconscious unlock dark secrets of a troubled childhood. Zara must face up to her past in order to accept her future.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $22.00
    $22.00
  • Broken Silence
    Broken Silence
    ISBN: 9780473396657
    Title: Broken Silence
    Author: FLETCHER HELEN VIVIENNE

    A stranger just put Kelsey’s boyfriend in a coma. The worst part? She asked him to do it.
    Seventeen-year-old Kelsey is dealing with a lot – an abusive boyfriend, a gravely ill mother, an absent father, and a confusing new love interest.
    After her boyfriend attacks her in public, a stranger on the end of the phone line offers to help. Kelsey pays little attention to his words, but the caller is deadly serious. Suddenly the people Kelsey loves are in danger, and only Kelsey knows it.
    Will Kelsey discover the identity of the caller before it’s too late?


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $36.00
    $36.00
  • Broken Strings
    Broken Strings
    ISBN: 9781407138169
    Title: Broken Strings
    Author: FARRER MARIA

    Love, mystery, secrets and burning ambition - this book has it all... Jess's only dream is to be a violinist, but when stage fright causes her to fail an audition for a place at music school, she cannot afford to keep playing. She is devastated, until the grandmother she didn't know existed shows up at her family's doorstep and promises six months of tuition in exchange for Jess moving to live with her in London and abiding by all her rules. Jess's life there changes more than she'd ever imagined. Not only is her musical training nearly impossible to keep up with, but she also finds herself caught between the boy who is her only lifeline in London, and the boy she thought had abandoned her for ever. And at the climax of her mysterious stay in London, Jess uncovers her grandmother's devastating secret, which tore her family apart and links directly to Jess's own musical dream.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $18.00
    $18.00
  • Bugs
    Bugs
    ISBN: 9781775501336
    Title: Bugs
    Author: HEREAKA WHITI

    Bugs is about the unfolding lives of three young people in their last year of school in small-town New Zealand. Life is slow, and it seems not much happens in town or in Jez and Bugs's lives. But when Stone Cold arrives, the three come to different conclusions about how to deal with being trapped in a small town and at the bottom of the heap.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
    $25.00
  • Catalogue of the Universe
    Catalogue of the Universe
    ISBN: 9780007123384
    Title: Catalogue of the Universe
    Author: MAHY MARGARET

    Opposites attract? Angela May and Tycho Potter couldn't be more different: she is tall and beautiful, confident and carefree; he is short and serious, plain and self-conscious. Angela is popular and sexy, with many boyfriends; Tyke prefers the company of his books and watching the skies through his telescope. Tyke has a huge crush on Angela, yet these two 18-year-olds are unlikely best friends. He loves and is mentally tortured by her in roughly equal measure.Angela acts out her burning desire to find and confront her father, whom her mother describes as having been the love affair of her life, but the truth is a very different story which shatters all her childhood imaginings. After a dramatic confrontation it is to Tycho she turns for support, and as their very different worlds collide they begin to understand the unpredictability of life as the repercussions touch everyone around them.




    Format: Paperback
    Price: $20.00
    $20.00
  • Catch Me When You Fall
    Catch Me When You Fall
    ISBN: 9780143770930
    Title: Catch Me When You Fall
    Author: MERRIMAN EILEEN

    A moving novel about learning to find happiness in the face of uncertainty and discovering a love that transcends the boundary between life and death.

    Seventeen-year-old Alex Byrd is about to have the worst day of her life, and the best. A routine blood test that will reveal her leukaemia has returned, but she also meets Jamie Orange.

    Some people believe in love at first sight, and some don't.
    I believe in love in four days.
    I believe in falling.

    Both teenagers have big dreams, but also big obstacles to overcome.

    'Promise me you won't try to die,' I said. 'Ever.'
    'Promise me you won't either,' he countered.
    'It's not really something I can control.'

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $20.00
    $20.00
  • Changeover
    Changeover
    ISBN: 9781869713553
    Title: Changeover
    Author: MAHY MARGARET

    Carnegie medal-winning supernatural romance from Margaret Mahy. The face in the mirror. From the moment she saw it, Laura Chant knew that something dreadful was going to happen. It wasn't the first time she'd been forewarned. But never before had anything so terrible happened. The horrifyingly evil Carmody Braque touched and branded her little brother - and now Jacko was very ill, getting steadily worse. There was only one way to save him. Laura had to change over: had to release her supernatural powers. And that meant joining forces with the extraordinary and enigmatic Sorenson Carlisle...

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $20.00
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  • Chimes
    Chimes
    ISBN: 9781444794533
    Title: Chimes
    Author: SMAILL ANNA

    The Chimes is set in a reimagined London, in a world where people cannot form new memories, and the written word has been forbidden and destroyed. In the absence of both memory and writing is music. In a world where the past is a mystery, each new day feels the same as the last, and before is blasphony, all appears lost. But Simon Wythern, a young man who arrives in London seeking the truth about what really happened to his parents, discovers he has a gift that could change all of this forever. A stunning literary debut by poet and violinist Anna Smaill, The Chimes is a startlingly original work that combines beautiful, inventive prose with incredible imagination.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $25.00
    $25.00
  • Clash of Empires #2 Battlesaurus
    Clash of Empires #2 Battlesaurus
    ISBN: 9780374300777
    Title: Clash of Empires #2 Battlesaurus
    Author: FALKNER BRIAN

    In this roaring alt-history adventure, dinosaurs from a forbidden world have been turned into unstoppable weapons by one of the most ferocious military leaders of all time: Napoléon Bonaparte. In the wake of his crushing victory at Waterloo, Napoléon unleashes his vicious French general Marc Thibault and his brigade of giant battlesaurs to strike terror across Europe. England stands alone, but an invasion is looming. Its only hope is a secret attack led by Willem, a magician's son, deep inside enemy territory, to the very heart of Napoléon's terrifying new army. In a stunning sequel toBattlesaurus: Rampage at Waterloo, deception and betrayal threaten the mission from its outset, but the courage and perseverance of Willem the "saur killer" and his compatriots lead to a clash of titanic proportions.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • Clash of Empires #2 Battlesaurus
    Clash of Empires #2 Battlesaurus
    ISBN: 9781250115331
    Title: Clash of Empires #2 Battlesaurus
    Author: FALKNER BRIAN


    In this roaring alternative history adventure by Brian Falkner, dinosaurs from a forbidden world have been turned into unstoppable weapons by one of the most ferocious military leaders of all time: Napol#65533;on Bonaparte.


    In the wake of his crushing victory at Waterloo, Napol#65533;on unleashes his vicious French general Marc Thibault and his brigade of giant battlesaurs to strike terror across Europe. England stands alone, but an invasion is looming. Its only hope is a secret attack led by Willem, a magician's son, deep inside enemy territory, to the very heart of Napol#65533;on's terrifying new army.


    InBattlesaurus: Clash of Empires, the stunning sequel toBattlesaurus: Rampage at Waterloo, deception and betrayal threaten the mission from its outset, but the courage and perseverance of Willem the "Saur killer" and his compatriots lead to a clash of titanic proportions.


    Praise for Battlesaurus:


    "A stunning conclusion . . . the dinosaur battles are terrific and should appeal to teen readers with a penchant for action and suspense." --VOYAonBattlesaurus: Clash of Empires


    "Part historical fiction, part dinosaur fantasy mash-up, this book will appeal to history buffs and dinosaur fanatics alike. The battle scenes between Napol#65533;on's army and the British are depicted in incredible detail, making readers feel as if they are right in the midst of the fight... The first of a promising duology that readers will find thrilling and positively addicting." --School Library Journal onBattlesaurus: Rampage at Waterloo


    "This alternative history asks, what if Napol#65533;on won the battle at Waterloo... The novel quickly ramps up to suspense, immersing the reader in the swiftly moving plot. Characters are very well drawn, capturing the reader's sympathy. With an ending wide open for a sequel, complete with a plot-thickening cliff-hanger, one can only hope that Falkner is a swift writer." --BooklistonBattlesaurus: Rampage at Waterloo


    "Falkner gives Napol#65533;on a toothy secret weapon in this decidedly alternate history." --Kirkus ReviewsonBattlesaurus: Rampage at Waterloo


    The Battlesaurus Books:
    Battlesaurus: Rampage at Waterloo
    Battlesaurus: Clash of Empires



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $20.00
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  • Coming Home to Roost
    Coming Home to Roost
    ISBN: 9781775538592
    Title: Coming Home to Roost
    Author: SCOTT MARY-ANNE

    "Elliot is on the run from a situation that's just too big to handle. Sooner or later, it's going to catch up with him. The question is, will he turn and face it head on? You're seventeen, left school, scarred for life,' Dad said, pointing at Elliot's tattoo, and living off us like a child.' Elliot's in need of a fresh start, and so he's dispatched to a new city to work as an apprentice electrician. His new boss, Arnie, is an ex-naval officer with a bad temper and an irritating habit of dispensing free advice. But Elliot's out of options u and at least his life has settled into a routine. That is, until a disturbing rumour comes from back home about Elliot's ex-girlfriend, Lena. After all of Lena's lies, Elliot no longer trusts anything he hears about her. But . . . what if the rumour's true? Lena is urgently trying to track him down. All he can think to do is go to ground. But a problem this big only attracts more problems, and, after a shocking accident, they're all going to catch up with him at once. Coming Home to Roost is a fast-paced, bighearted novel about an age-old situation, from the award-winn

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $20.00
    $20.00
  • Crossing #1 Blood of the Lamb
    Crossing #1 Blood of the Lamb
    ISBN: 9781869791506
    Title: Crossing #1 Blood of the Lamb
    Author: HAGER MANDY

    The Crossing is the first book in a stunning new trilogy that follows the fate of Maryam and her unlikely companions - Joseph, Ruth and Lazarus. This is fast, suspenseful drama underpinned by a powerful and moving story about love and loss. The people of Onewere, a small island in the Pacific, know that they are special - chosen to survive the deadly event that consumed the Earth. Now, from the rotting cruise ship Star of the Sea, the elite control the population - manipulating old texts to set themselves up as living 'gods'. But what the people of Onewere don't know is this: the leaders will stop at nothing to meet their own blood-thirsty needs. When Maryam crosses from child to woman, she must leave everything she has ever known and make a crossing of another kind. But life inside the ship is not as she had dreamed, and she is faced with the unthinkable: obey the leaders and very likely die, or turn her back on every belief she once held dear. *I love this book so much it feels like it has been written for me, it just hits the spot! I am very excited about it - Stacey *'Like '1984' for teenagers - direct, passionate and powerful' Margaret Mahy

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $20.00
    $20.00
  • Dark Souls
    Dark Souls
    ISBN: 9780545251341
    Title: Dark Souls
    Author: MORRIS PAULA

    Sixteen-year-old Miranda Tennant arrives in York, England, trying to recover from the terrible accident that killed her best friend, and falls in love as two boys, one also suffering from a great loss and the other a ghost, fight for her attentions.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $21.00
    $21.00
  • Deadly Feathers
    Deadly Feathers
    ISBN: 9780994122629
    Title: Deadly Feathers
    Author: HUNT DES

    Noah Larsen lives in the big city, enjoying fast-foods, movies, and heaps of mates. That's until his parents decide to move to Stewart Island ... But there is a girl, who lives next door: Hailey North, a bossy know-it-all who has a passion for the outdoors and the island's special wildlife. Then Noah sees a spectacular parrot flying over the bush, a South American macaw, a bird that should never be in the New Zealand forest. Soon afterwards he starts seeing sick and dying native parrots, particularly kaka ... As increasingly more birds die, Hailey and Noah must battle against both time and weather to capture the macaw

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $20.00
    $20.00
  • Deadly Sky
    Deadly Sky
    ISBN: 9780143308157
    Title: Deadly Sky
    Author: HILL DAVID

    The plane bucked sideways, flinging Darryl against the cabin wall. It plunged vertically, jolted so hard that his teeth clacked together, then started skidding downwards through the sky. the screams rose to a frenzy. Then Darryl felt the aircraft turning, swinging towards the right. They were heading towards Mururoa. and towards the nuclear bomb waiting there. the bomb due to explode in fifty-seven minutes. It's 1974, and a dark, cold New Zealand winter. So when Darryl's mum announces she is going to the remote Pacific island of Mangareva for work, and she's taking him with her, he is thrilled. But even as Darryl soaks up the warmth and peaceful beauty of French Polynesia, his holiday is darkened by violent anti-nuclear protests. Plus there's Alicia, with her furious outbursts against all Pacific nuclear tests. Darryl knows she's talking rubbish.What he doesn't know is that when he boards Flight 766 to fly home, his life and the lives of others will be changed forever.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $20.00
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  • Dear Vincent
    Dear Vincent
    ISBN: 9781775533276
    Title: Dear Vincent
    Author: HAGER MANDY

    Powerful YA novel by an award-winning writer about a teenager coming to terms with the suicide of her sister. Dear Vincent is also a novel about the power of love, and how the acquisition of inner peace requires forgiveness of ourselves and others. 17 year old Tara McClusky's life is hard. She shares the care of her paralysed father with her domineering, difficult mother, forced to cut down on her hours at school to help support the family with a part-time rest home job. She's very much alone, still grieving the loss of her older sister Van, who died five years before. Her only source of consolation is her obsession with art and painting in particular. Most especially she is enamoured with Vincent Van Gogh: she has read all his letters and finds many parallels between the tragic story of his life and her own. Luckily she meets the intelligent, kindly Professor Max Stockhamer (a Jewish refugee and philosopher) and his grandson Johannes, and their support is crucial to her ability to survive this turbulent time. NZ Post Award-wining author Mandy Hager tackles the difficult topic of suicide fearlessly, with a novel that's not afraid to go to the dark places but which resolves its story beautifully. It's uplifting and positive.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $20.00
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  • Death Ray Debacle
    Death Ray Debacle
    ISBN: 9780992262228
    Title: Death Ray Debacle
    Author: MCGILL DAVID

    "In June 1935 Takapuna inventor Victor Penny was attacked by foreign agents seeking what the newspapers dubbed a 'death ray'. The government secretly shifted him to Somes Island in Wellington harbour to develop the weapon. The novel of this true story is told by Temporary Acting Detective Dan Delaney, seconded to Special Branch, forerunner of the Security Intelligence Service. Special Branch is monitoring the German Club in Auckland, an increasingly shrill supporter of the Nazi regime. The unconventional Auckland theatrical scene has made sensational headlines with the alleged murder of his wife by impresario Eric Mareo, his accuser the bisexual dancer Freda Stark, lover of his deceased partner. A mysterious German/Jewish refugee has been involved in both the German Club and this Bohemian scene, making her a person of interest to the young detective and a recently arrived German diplomat. The detective and a helpful Scotland Yard adviser pursue and are pursued by spies determined to steal Penny's blueprint. Round-the-clock protection is provided for Penny by armed soldiers on the supposedly secure Somes Island government facility, used to imprison enemy aliens in the Great War. Corruption on the island is uncovered by the detectives as they face lethal force to acquire an invention all major countries are actively chasing"--Back cover."In June 1935 Takapuna inventor Victor Penny was attacked by foreign agents seeking what the newspapers dubbed a 'death ray'. The government secretly shifted him to Somes Island in Wellington harbour to develop the weapon. The novel of this true story is told by Temporary Acting Detective Dan Delaney, seconded to Special Branch, forerunner of the Security Intelligence Service. Special Branch is monitoring the German Club in Auckland, an increasingly shrill supporter of the Nazi regime. The unconventional Auckland theatrical scene has made sensational headlines with the alleged murder of his wife by impresario Eric Mareo, his accuser the bisexual dancer Freda Stark, lover of his deceased partner. A mysterious German/Jewish refugee has been involved in both the German Club and this Bohemian scene, making her a person of interest to the young detective and a recently arrived German diplomat. The detective and a helpful Scotland Yard adviser pursue and are pursued by spies determined to steal Penny's blueprint. Round-the-clock protection is provided for Penny by armed soldiers on the supposedly secure Somes Island government facility, used to imprison enemy aliens in the Great War. Corruption on the island is uncovered by the detectives as they face lethal force to acquire an invention all major countries are actively chasing"-- from Back cover

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $35.00
    $35.00
  • Dirt Bomb
    Dirt Bomb
    ISBN: 9781869795467
    Title: Dirt Bomb
    Author: BEALE FLEUR

    Jake's life is sweet. He's got no money and doesn't have a mobile, but he's got two best mates; Buzz and Robbie. Buzz is generous and doesn't mind buying stuff for his mates. Jake wouldn't change a thing. But then Robbie has the idea of the century: rescue the old wreck from the ditch and make it into a paddock basher. Yes! Buzz, however, puts a spanner in the works by saying he's not paying for it all. Even stevens or no deal. Robbie gets a job. Jake refuses. It's just not his style to work for a boss. But he desperately wants to drive that car, and the others are going to go ahead without him. The summer holidays are loodinolionming ahead of him in a desert of boredom and friendlessness. He needs a game plan...

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $20.00
    $20.00
  • Donnel's Promise
    Donnel's Promise
    ISBN: 9781775535461
    Title: Donnel's Promise
    Author: MACKENZIE ANNA

    An absorbing fantasy for young adult readers. Feisty heroine Risha becomes the rightful heir to her mother's kingdom, but is caught between two armies and her own tangled allegiances. Donnel's Promise is the sequel to Cattra's Legacy u award-winning YA writer Anna Mackenzie's stunning young adult novel set in an imaginative medieval world, where Risha discovers she is the rightful heir to the kingdom of Havre. In Donnel's Promise, Risha takes up her mother's legacy, and travels to Havre, where she finds a stifling world of court gossip and intrigue, and an entrenched resistance to her involvement in the Duchy's politics. Missing the freedoms of her former home of LeMarc, she embarks on a tour of western Havre with her mother's cousin, Ciaran, and the Havrean Captain, Nolan. The party is ambushed, revealing the existence, if not the identity, of a traitor in the city. Risha eludes capture and with the aid of friends Nolan gets to safety, but time is against them as political events stride forward. A coup in Havre puts Risha's life at risk once more, while a treaty with Westlaw promises war with LeMarc. If she is to save Elgard from civil war Risha must come to terms with Cattra's legacy and find a way to balance the debts of the past with the price of the future. Muir can help her, if she'll let him; if he can reach her in time. Risha must decide what matters most: a promise made by her father, or a future of her own choosing.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $20.00
    $20.00
  • Dreamhunter #1 Dreamhunter
    Dreamhunter #1 Dreamhunter
    ISBN: 9780732281939
    Title: Dreamhunter #1 Dreamhunter
    Author: KNOX ELIZABETH

    Fast-paced and dazzlingly imaginative, Dreamhunter will draw the reader into an extraordinary fictional world in which dreams are as vividly described as the cream cakes in the tea shop, the sand on the beach or teenage first love.Set in 1906, Dreamhunter describes a world very similar to ours, except for a special place, known simply as The Place, where only a select group of people can go. These people are called Dreamhunters and they harvest dreams which are then transmitted to the general public for the purposes of entertainment, therapy - or terror and political coercion.Fifteen-year-old cousins Laura Hame and Rose Tiebold both come from famous dreamhunting families, but only Laura proves to be blessed with the gift and once inside The Place she finds out what happened to her missing dreamhunter father and reveals how the government has used dreams to control an ever-growing population of convicts and political dissenters.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $36.00
    $36.00
  • Dreamquake #2 Dreamhunter
    Dreamquake #2 Dreamhunter
    ISBN: 9780732281946
    Title: Dreamquake #2 Dreamhunter
    Author: KNOX ELIZABETH

    Aided by her family and her creation, Nown, Laura investigates the powerful Regulatory Body's involvement in mysterious disappearances and activities and learns, in the process, the true nature of the Place in which dreams are found.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
    $28.00
  • Earth Dragon Fire Hare
    Earth Dragon Fire Hare
    ISBN: 9781869509415
    Title: Earth Dragon Fire Hare
    Author: CATRAN KEN

    'This savage bright land pressed upon his artist soul and made him surge with excitement. The more so that he had a rifle, and that he was ready to kill, and that out there, amongst all the beauty, were others who would kill him.' New Zealand's forgotten war, fought in the deep green jungles of Malaya. In 1948, Britain and her allies are pitted against Communist terrorists in a struggle for freedom. On opposing sides are Peter Hayes, a young Kiwi soldier, and Ng, a dedicated guerrilla. They are enemies but, as the bitter conflict deepens, both will ask questions. Who fights for freedom? Who is the oppressor? And then a chance horoscope links them ... to meet in battle. Destiny also decrees that Peter and Ng will become unlikely comrades. But in this treacherous and bloody war, nothing is as it seems - not even trust. The path to honour and the search for peace promise to be hard-fought and come at the highest cost. EARTH DRAGON, FIRE HARE is the ultimate tale of war.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
    $25.00
  • Ebony Hill
    Ebony Hill
    ISBN: 9781877460487
    Title: Ebony Hill
    Author: MACKENZIE ANNA

    Ness is looking out to sea, waiting for the arrival of Dev. It's been two years since the two set out in a dinghy, escaping the wrath of the Islanders of Dunnett; two years since their shrivelled and sun-battered bodies were coaxed back to health by Dev's people. Ness's new home, the city of Vidya, is in ruins; the air is unsafe, and the buildings scarred by fire. Towers loom empty and hollow. The community of Vidya is bravely building a new society and Ness yearns to find a place where she might belong. Sent to work on the home farms, Ness becomes caught up in surprise attacks and ongoing land battles. Working tirelessly in the medic room at Ebony Hill, she helps mend the wounded and worse, and suffers much hardship. Questioning the treatment of prisoners and witnessing the realities of war challenges Ness's commitment to this brave new society. Will she find a place for herself here? A stunning sequel to The Sea-wreck Stranger, Ebony Hill is a gripping and suspenseful novel. It's packed with a standout cast of characters and explores not only the harshness of war but the resilience of the human spirit.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $20.00
    $20.00
  • Etched in Shadows
    Etched in Shadows
    ISBN: 9781594933738
    Title: Etched in Shadows
    Author: MACGREGOR K G


    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $37.00
    $37.00
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