An alert to all readers of young adult novels, and those with young adults in the house – book 10 of the House of Night series, HIDDEN, releases in the next few days.
House of Night is a thrillingly engaging book series that follows 16-year-old Zoey Redbird, who gets ‘marked’ by a vampyre tracker and begins to undergo the ‘change’ into an actual vampyre. She has to leave her family and move into the House of Night, a boarding school for other fledglings like her.
It’s within the school’s walls that the heart of the action takes place as Zoey meets new friends, finds love, comes to terms with how her life will be different now and begins to realise her awesome new powers.
Here’s the deal though: Yes, Zoey’s a vampyre now. But she’s still a teenager – with all the humour, angst and confusing feelings any other teenager has.
I read IT by Stephen King over 25 years ago, and although I can’t really recall the storyline (besides the gruesome clown), I do remember how much it spooked me. What book made you jump on your bed from over a metre away, lest a hand came out and grabbed you?
‘All my life I have been ‘taken captive by birds’.
Their doings are the thread that runs through childhood, the link to people and to place.
Their appearance and their presence can at once recall a name, a scent, a morning full of song and exploration; an evening sorrow, a childhood fear.
For, somehow, it is the birds that saw it all: those unobtrusive harbingers whose boundaries are defined by other laws than ours but whose ancient lore remains a cipher to remembrance for me.’
– Marguerite Poland
The fourth JOZI BOOK FAIR is happening this weekend at Museum Africa, Newtown. To read more about this event, and to get a programme line-up, visit their website http://www.jozibookfair.org.za/.
Here are our October book club suggestions – inspiration from Mitch Albom, an epic saga from Ken Follett, laugh-out-loud humour from Marian Keyes, and a blackly comic, thought-provoking novel from J.K. Rowling.
Visit our BOOK CLUBS page to read the book synopses.
Congratulations to the winners of the 2012 M-Net Literary Awards. Sonja Loots won the Afrikaans category with Sirkusboere, for the English category the winner was Finuala Dowling with Homemaking for the Down-at-Heart, and Deon Meyer’s 7 Dae won the Film Award.