Changing gear by Scot Gardner

Merrick Hilton’s done a runner.

His folk’s think he is studying for his year twelve exams, but the real world has been calling for months and he can’t ignore it any longer. A postie bike, a bedroll and a big sky – that’s all he needs.

But there’s no telling how he’ll handle the roadkill, stolen oranges and unexpected romance – let alone the rough stuff and in the real world nothing goes entirely as planned. Thankfully Victor, the old bloke Merrick meets on the road, knows a thing or two about broken chains and broken hearts.

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The bone witch by Rin Chupeco

Tea is different from the other witches in her family. Her gift for necromancy makes her a bone witch, who are feared and ostracized in the kingdom. For theirs is a powerful, elemental magic that can reach beyond the boundaries of the living – and of the human.

Great power comes at a price, forcing Tea to leave her homeland to train under the guidance of an older, wiser bone witch. There, Tea puts all her energy into becoming an asha, learning to control her elemental magic and those beasts who will submit by no other force. And Tea must be strong – stronger than she even believes possible. Because war is brewing in the eight Kingdoms, war that will threaten the sovereignty of her homeland… and threaten the very survival of those she loves.

Bridge of clay by Markus Zusak

Let me tell you about our brother. The forth Dunbar boy named Clay. Everything happened to him. We were all of us changed through him.

The Dunbar boys bring each other up in a house run by their own rules. A family of ramshackle tragedy – their mother is dead, their father has fled – they love and flight, and learn to reckon with the adult world.

It is Clay, the quiet one, who will build a bridge; for his family, for his past, for his sins. He builds a bridge to transcend humanness. To survive.

A miracle and nothing less.

The fork, the witch, and the worm by Christopher Paolini

A wanderer and a cursed child. Spells and magic, and dragons of course. welcome back to the world of Alagaƫsia.

It’s been a year since Eragon departed AlagaĆ«sia in search of the perfect home to train a new generation of Dragon Riders. Now he is struggling with an endless sea of tasks: constructing a vast dragonhold, wrangling with suppliers, guarding dragons eggs and dealing with belligerent Urgals and haughty elves. Then a vision from the Eldunari, unexpected visitors and an exciting Urgal legend offer a much-needed distraction and a new perpective.

All these beautiful strangers by Elizabeth Klehfoth

Once I thought my father had built the house on Langley Lake to keep everyone else out. But then my uncle Hank found the photographs, and I realized I had been wrong about everything. He had built it to keep us in.

Charlie Calloway appears to have a life most people would kill for: a wealthy family, loyal friends, top grades at an elite boarding school. When her school’s super-exclusive secret society extends a mysterious invitation, she is determined to get in – whatever the cost.

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But the secrets they keep are deeper and more more dangerous than Charlie could ever have imagined, and implicate her family in not just one terrible crime but two. They could destroy her – or give her the answer she’s always craved: who or what was behind her mother’s disappearance ten years ago?

What the woods keep by Katya de Becerra

To my daughter, Hayden Bellatrix Holland, on her eighteenth birthday, I bequeath my family estate, Holland Manor upon three conditions:

Look for the gifts I left at the Manor.

Use my gifts to destroy my darkest secret.

Trust no one where my treasure is concerned, especially the ravens.

Hayden’s getting ready for college, living in Brooklyn, and hanging out with her best friend., Del. But now the past is catching up with her: her mother’s mysterious disappearance a decade ago, her father’s outlandish theories about a lost supernatural race, and Hayden’s own dreams of strange symbols and rituals in the Colorado woods where she grew up.

As soon as Hayden arrives in her hometown, Del in tow, it begins. Neighbours whisper about Hayden’s mother, the boy next door is suddenly all grown-up in a very distracting way, and Hayden feels the trees calling to her. And among them, deep in the woods, Hayden will discover something incredible – something that threatens reality itself.

The Kingfisher Secret by Anonymous

Her codename is Kingfisher. Her mission: to seduce and marry a man of wealth and political influence. Now she must protect a terrifying secret. Who owns the most powerful man in the world?

Spies, murder and one of the biggest conspiracies of our time lie at the heart of this immersive thriller.