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SUMMER 2013 AT THE CHICKEN HOUSE!
After a very successful Bologna and LBF, we are very happy to be heading off into the delights of the summer with our exciting new list of bestselling titles. And with real-life movie news on Gordon and Williams’ TUNNELS, Rachel Ward’s THE DROWNING and Melvin Burgess’ THE HIT (not forgetting the forthcoming movie of James Dashner's MAZE RUNNER) the Chicken House is the list of the moment! Let us introduce you to some of our stars...
OUTSTANDING THRILLER (10+)
CROSS THE LINE by Jeannie Waudby
After surviving the latest bomb attack in her city, K agrees to cross the line – to go undercover, mixing with the radical young group held responsible. It’s hard. Even enemies become real people. And when she finds herself falling in love, she learns that not everything is what it seems …
A contemporary drama set in a society divided by prejudice and distrust, CROSS THE LINE is the story of a girl struggling to understand who she is and where she stands in the world. An exploration of how young people shape the future – and how love can conquer all.
CROSS THE LINE by Jeannie Waudby • ISBN 978-1-908435-63-7 • £6.99 • January 2014• 10+
MOST EXCITING SURVIVAL STORY (14+)
TAKEN by David Massey
A young crew of five is sailing around the world on a gruelling charity challenge. They’re used to being pushed to the limit, but nothing could have prepared them for an attack by pirates. Taken hostage, their trip of a lifetime turns into a one-way journey into the African jungle. A stunning contemporary thriller for ages 14+, TAKEN explores modern-day piracy and the human cost of war in Africa. But ultimately it is a celebration of the human spirit in the face of adversity.
TAKEN by David Massey • ISBN 978-1-908435-73-6 • £7.99 • March • 14+
BEST NEW PROTAGONIST IN A lEADING INVESTIGATIVE ROLE (11+)
Joe Slattery in CHASING THE DARK by Sam Hepburn
When Joe’s mum is killed in a suspicious hit-and-run car crash, he’s determined to find out the truth of what happened. A chase that brings to light dangerous secrets from his past about a family he never knew existed. A taut and deftly plotted crime-mystery with a superb cast of characters. The first in a series, two books available.
CHASING THE DARK by Sam Hepburn • ISBN 978-1-908435-68-2 • £6.99 • JUNE 2013 • 11+
MOST MOVING WARTIME ADVENTURE (9+)
MY FRIEND THE ENEMY by Dan Smith
For Peter, the Germans in the war are a faceless enemy – until one of their bombers is shot down near where he lives. He rushes to the crash site in search of souvenirs, but what he finds instead is a young, injured German airman. And helping him seems the right thing to do... An exciting and thought-provoking novel told through the eyes of a child whose own father is missing, who must deal with the moral dilemma of helping the enemy.
MY FRIEND THE ENEMY by Dan Smith • ISBN 978-1-908435-81-1 • £6.99 • JULY 2013 • 9 +
BEST GHOST STORY (10+)
THE SKULL IN THE WOOD by Sandra Greaves
Deep on the moors, cousins Matt and Tilda discover a skull. And from that moment black things begin to happen. Birds and animals go bad, and there’s talk of the return of an old curse … A nail biting contemporary ghost story about bad blood and untamed nature, set in a chilling and ancient landscape.
THE SKULL IN THE WOOD by Sandra Greaves • ISBN 978-1-908435-62-0 • £6.99 • SEPTEMBER 2013 • 10+
MOST PREDATORY ALIEN ADVENTURE (10+)
FEED by M. J. Howes
Taken, processed and eaten. This is the fate facing the human race if enemy invaders in search of food increase their daily raids – unless fourteen-year-olds Lola and Patrick can stop them. A blood-tingling new adventure series; Explores the idea of humans no longer being at the top of the food-chain; Highly topical at a time when understanding what we eat in a mass-produced world has never been more hotly debated.
FEED by M. J. Howes • ISBN 978-1-908435-96-5 • £6.99 • JANUARY 2014• 10+
MOST HIGHLY ANTICIPATED NOVEL (14+)
THE KILLING WOODS by Lucy Christopher
Emily’s dad is accused of killing a teenage girl. She’s sure he’s innocent, but in finding out the truth she’s caught up in dangerous games that are being played in the woods at night ... A gripping and beautifully-written psychological thriller for young adults, from the internationally bestselling and acclaimed author of STOLEN. Told from two viewpoints, it’s the story of a group of teenagers’ emotional journey as they face up to the consequences of a childish game that becomes secretive, obsessive and dangerous.
THE KILLING WOODS by Lucy Christopher • ISBN 978-1-906427-72-6 • £7.99 • NOVEMBER 2013 • 14+
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