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"In the wake of Napoleon's crushing victory at Waterloo, the vicious French general Marc Thibault and his brigade of giant carnivorous battlesaurs have struck terror across Europe"--
From the anger and recovery of Hurt, through the dystopian vision of the Blood of the Lamb series (The crossing, Into the wilderness, and Resurrection) – and this hard-to-define-but-magic book, Mandy Hager is an author worth exploring.
Archie Barrington has a shot at the Challenge series of six races. If he comes out the winner overall, he wins the chance to race in Europe. However, he's not the only good driver after the prize.
On the night of her seventeenth birthday Bess Grey sees images of a witch-burning unfold in front of her as if in a movie. She also sees images from a different time lovers, and the girl, she's sure is was of herself.
A young soldier from rural New Zealand heads off to fight in World War One and soon encounter the horrors of the Western front. Based on the written recollections of Matt Elliotts's grandfather. Suggested level: secondary.
A gripping novel for young adults that captures both the daring and the everyday realities of serving in the Air Force during the Second World War.
Paige plays bass in a high school rock band. In the tense build-up to the Rockfest competition, Paige finds she can't control everything in her life, no matter how hard she tries.
Evie is 18, straight out of school and excited by the prospect of a tour of Europe. Instead, she finds herself immersed in war; first in the Home Counties, then as a VAD nurse tending injured soldiers in a local hospital.
Abdi and Tegan just spilled the secrets behind Australia’s cryonics project to the world. On the run, they have no idea who to trust, and when they uncover startling details about Project Ark, they realise thousands of lives may be in their hands.
Set in Ireland in the 1600s, this book is about the white slave trade that went on in the Barbary Coast (which was the Northern Coast of Africa), at the same time as the slave trade of Negros to America.
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 Elliot come out of hiding and face them head on?
The only time that Cody feels truly free is when he's flying down bush-lined tracks and hitting stunts on his bike. But then he falls in love - with a bike and a girl. Does he have it in him to win either of them or are they out of reach?
Taken from Hat’s blog, as she battles cancer. A more recent bio by a NZ teen cancer patient is Jake Bailey: what cancer taught me by Jake Bailey with Nicola McCloy, and is worth a read.
Every five years, youths are selected to venture south to search for any remaining food sources. Taka is determined to be one of those chosen, but he is unaware of the daunting new challenges and the sacrifices which may be required to survive.
Few know the story of the Monk Who Doubts. Fewer still know the story of Deadly Plum Blossom. Trained to fight, she is determined to prove herself, and sets off to challenge Monk Who Doubts, the most dangerous man in China.
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