Saturday, 2 July 2011

New YA Releases - July 2011

Here's a quick look at what is exciting me in July 2011. Hopefully I'll get to read all of them!

Extent: 288 pages
Publisher: Bloomsbury
Pub Date: 4th July 2011

Rick is a Gamerunner. His job is to test there are no glitches or bugs in The Maze - the computer game that is much more than just a computer game. In The Maze you physically become your avatar. You fight, run and loot, all the time avoiding the deadly slicing traps - whirling blades that appear from nowhere. Rick has known nothing outside The Maze and his life at the headquarters of Crater, the company that created The Maze. When Rick's father falls out of favour and Rick is faced with being thrown out of Crater HQ into the outside world - a world of flesh-dissolving acid rain and ferocious, feral roving gangs - Rick has some life-changing decisions to make...

Extent: 416 pages
Publisher:Puffin
Pub Date: 7th July 2011

On her twelfth birthday, Princess Sylviianel is ceremonially bound to her own Pegasus, Ebon. For a thousand years humans and pegasi have lived peacefully in the beautiful green country beyond the wild lands. They rely on human magicians and pegasi shamans as their only means of real communication - but not Sylvi and Ebon. Their friendship is like no other... They can understand each other.

But as their bond grows more powerful, it becomes dangerous - could their friendship threaten to destroy the peace and safety of their two worlds?

Extent: 416 pages
Publisher: Puffin
Pub Date: 7th July 2011

Trained in the magical art of shadow-weaving, sixteen-year-old Suzume is  able to recreate herself in any form – a fabulous gift for a girl  desperate to escape her past. But who is she really? Is she a girl of  noble birth living under the tyranny of her mother’s new husband, Lord  Terayama, or a lowly drudge scraping a living in the ashes of Terayama’s  kitchens, or Yue, the most beautiful courtesan in the Moonlit Lands?  Whatever her true identity, Suzume is destined to capture the heart of a  prince – and determined to use his power to destroy Terayama. And  nothing will stop her, not even love.

Extent: 384 pages
Publisher: Chicken House
Pub Date: 4th July 2011

In a ruined future, an extraordinary artefact from the past lies buried. Everyone wants it. But why? What is it? And how can it save them all? For scavs Cass and Wilbur, slaving to dig it up, there are no answers. But when two strangers from another time turn up claiming to know about the lost relic, their world will change forever. Six Days. If you thought you knew how the world began ... think again.

Extent: 416 pages
Publisher: Puffin
Pub Date: 14th July 2011

A time wave has struck that alters the entire history of the American Civil War. Abraham Lincoln has followed Liam into the present from 1831 - and now the world is in a dangerous state of limbo..

If the TimeRiders can't return Lincoln to the past, the Civil War will never end. Can Maddy persuade two colonels on either side of no man's land to cease fire long enough to save the future?

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