I know that there are a lot of young people out there that are counting the days until The Hunger Games movie opens in Australia on 22nd March. Until then, here’s one of the movie trailers to wet your appetite.
For the Cherub fans out there, Shadow Wave, the 12th book in the series by Robert Muchamore, is now out in paperback ($17.99). Drop in and get your copy.
Other series for teenagers with new books in store include:
- Michael Grant’s Gone, Hunger, and Lies is joined by the fourth in the series, Plague;
- The latest in Chris Morphew’s Pheonix Files series is Underground;
- The last book in the Alex Rider series, Scorpia Rising.
If you have an Alex Rider fan in your house, they will be excited to hear that the nineth and last Alex Rider book, Scorpia Rising, has arrived in store.
The Alex Rider series by Anthony Horowitz is a very popular with the teenage boys (and some younger ones too), and I can understand why. The series is set in the world of spies with lots of action, close calls, and secret gadgets that every young spy needs to complete their mission. The first book in the series is Stormbreaker which was made into a movie a few years ago. You can check out the series at the Walker Books website here.
For a taste of Scorpia Rising, here’s two book trailers for your viewing.
For all those waiting for the next book in the Henderson Boys series, the wait is over. Grey Wolves, the fourth in the series, has arrived in store. Grey Wolves carries on the story set during World War II:
(From the Henderson Boys website which you can view here)
For those who are not familiar with the series, the series is generally recommended for age 12 and over and starts with The Escape. In this book, Hitler’s army is advancing towards Paris, and millions of French civillians are on the run. Amidst the chaos, two British children are being hunted by German agents. British spy Charles Henderson tries to reach them first, but he can only do it with the help of a twelve year old French orphan. The British secret service is about to discover that kids working undercover will help to win the war. For official purposes, these children don’t exist. (From the blurb of the book)
Many books, especially those for children and young adult readers are now being marketed with book trailers – like the previews before a movie. The following trailer caught my eye this morning so I thought that I would share it with you.
It’s for a teenage fiction book called Leviathan by Scott Westerfeld. Some may know Scott Westerfield for his Uglies series but this book and it’s sequel Behemoth sit in the “steampunk” genre and are aimed at the teenage market.
For those who don’t know what “steampunk” is, here’s a definition I found on the wikipedia website:
Steampunk involves an era or world where steam power is still widely used—usually the 19th century and often Victorian era, Britain, that incorporates prominent elements of either science fiction or fantasy. Works of steampunk often feature anachronistic technology or futuristic innovations as Victorians may have envisioned them; in other words, based on a Victorian perspective on fashion, culture, architectural style, art, etc. This technology may include such fictional machines as those found in the works of H. G. Wells and Jules Verne or real technologies like the computer but developed earlier in an alternate history.