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Spotlight on QBD Erina 2016

Our well-read Erina team have selected a few great fiction

and fantasy reads that are out of this world!


Skyfire by Michael Adams:

This book is perfect for hooking those reluctant readers (both male & female) for ages 10+.
7 characters from each of the 7 continents aged 14-16 are each winners of the mysterious DARE Awards – Dream! Act! Realise Everything!
Amongst the many amazing prizes they win is a special InfiniFone which enables them to freely keep in contact with each other for life. However when each character receives 1 of 7 symbols on their phone they must race against the clock to use their intelligence to outwit a mastermind of terrifying power to solve the 7 signs. Who is this evil mastermind? Is it related to the DARE Awards? As the book says; if you could be a hero, would you DARE?
7 books are to be published within 13 months making this a quick, short, sharp series to get into!
It might only be 187 pages but I read it in 1 sitting and truth be told I read it way too fast so I could get to the end. Right! - now I need 'Carnage' (book #2)! - Allison

9781780622286Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo:

Forget the feeling of turning the pages as you find yourself bound on a journey with criminal mastermind Kaz Brekker and his crew of occasionally magic, decidedly criminal, misfits on an impossible heist. A fast paced, fantasy thriller with brilliantly developed characters and a plot that leaves you hanging to the very last word, author Leigh Bardugo's introduction to the twisted, deadly world of the dock city of Ketterdam will not only have you questioning who truly commits good and evil but whether you can bear the sensation of journeying through the consequences. Utterly gripping and markedly different to other entries of Young Adult Fantasy, as an adult I can honestly say I could still feel it's youthful, hypnotic thrill. - Esther

9781782953463The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon:

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time is hands down one of the most interesting reads around. I was forced to read the book for school, but couldn't put it down once I started. Set in the perspective of a boy with Asperger's, you experience a unique world as 15 year old Christopher Boone sets out as a detective on a case that unravels his whole world. The book is slightly heartbreaking and slow to start, but if you persevere past the beginning it is 100% captivating. - Madison

9780241953570I am Number Four by Pittacus Lore:

I am Number Four was the reason I started to enjoy reading. I started out reading this novel for a school project in Year 7 and I honestly don't think I put it down. I was immediately drawn to the protagonist, John Smith who is far from your typical teenager. In this novel you follow the life of John Smith, who continuously has to move from town to town, change his name and hide his real identity.

I am Number Four is the first in the series of 7 novels, and as the first novel grabbed my attention with it's tense and intriguing plot, I was forced to read the whole series. The captivating series is full of excitement and suspense. It is a must read for any action lovers out there. - Caitlin

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Spotlight on QBD Erina

Our team at QBD Erina are excited to share their latest reads with you! What will you add to your reading list?

9780006551119Eleven Hours by Paullina Simons:
I have always been a fan of Paullina Simons and many years ago when I first started at QBD I came across a copy of Eleven Hours (thanks to Yvonne, our Browns Plains Store Manager). Unlike any of her other books Eleven Hours is an absolute thriller, a page turner like no other. I read it in 2 sittings – a record for me! If you like Gone Girl and The Girl on the Train you will love Eleven Hours, and won't put it down. - Amanda (Store Manager)

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson:
WOW! What an amazing trilogy. It took me 2 goes to get past the first 1/3 of the first book but I perservered and my goodness it had me hooked! What a page turner. Very descriptive and in some parts disturbing – but what a thriller. A must read! - Shirley

9780141314570The Outsiders by S E Hinton:
Have you ever been forced to read a book at school and study it inside out and back to front? Did you still like it when you were finished? I’m guessing not. One book I studied at school I still love and amazingly the whole class enjoyed and is a classic today. S E Hinton began writing The Outsiders when she was 15 & it was published when she was only 18. It was inspired by 2 rival groups in her high school. The 2 ‘gangs’ are the Greasers and the Socs and it’s told from the point of view of one of the Greasers - Ponyboy.
The book was controversial at the time and banned in some areas for violence, language, underage drinking & smoking. Funny how times change as it is now a school study text! It’s a great coming of age story with some wonderfully real characters where you can’t help but want to be a part of their gang and pleading with them at the end – ‘Stay Gold, Ponyboy!’ - Allison (2IC)

Night by Elie Wiesel:
I initially read Night as a related text for my HSC English course, once I started I couldn't stop despite the heavy content. Wiesel accounts in just over 100 pages of sparse and fragmented narrative his experience with his father in the Nazi German concentration camps at Auschwitz and Buchenwald in 1944–1945. Night draws you in with Wiesel's emotionless recount of events which led to the demise of his faith in God. You can't stop, constantly wondering what happened next and how Wiesel eventually escapes to write this captivating autobiography. Wiesel explains why he felt compelled to write Night, saying his "duty is to bear witness for the dead and for the living", he has done more than most to keep alive their memory - Madison

9781742372624Jasper Jones by Craig Silvey:
I had to read this novel for school and keep recommending it to everyone I meet. The novel captured my attention with its eerie/menacing language. The character of Jasper Jones was intriguing because of the unpredictable life he lives. The novel is the perfect mix of thriller and horror, a good novel to start with in the thriller genre - Jack


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