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Dreamfall – Amy Plum


31371729.jpgI’d read a couple of not so good reviews of this before I started reading, but to be honest, I thought it was a pretty engaging read.

7 teens who have severe insomnia (along with a multitude of other disorders) are brought together for an ‘experimental’ cure. Needless to say, something goes horribly wrong and the 7 are locked in what looks to be coma-like dream state. What the scientists are not aware of though is that the 7 are experiencing each other’s ‘nightmares’.

Enough of a ‘back-story’ was provided (cleverly through the use of a student intern ‘reading’ the case files) to enable me to be invested in wanting to know the outcomes for the characters.

Now I’ll have to read the sequel!

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The Diabolic – S J Kincaid


Yet another dystopian sci fi fantasy!

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Set in the far distant future the known universe has expanded BUT many planets are seen as being unsafe places to live and only the space station that supports the Emperor and his supporters is seen as a safe haven.

Genetically modification is the ‘norm’ and diabolics are bodyguards created to protect the young of the senate, human looking but devoid of independent human thought or emotion – or so it seems!

The first in a new series. Complex, but I’m sure fantasy fiction lovers will enjoy.

 

The Last Beginning – Lauren James


Time travel seems to be flavour of the month, if recent novels are anything to go by – Ben Elton, Jolast-beginninghn Boyne and Stephen King all have recent books dealing with changing the world through time travel.

James’ novel deals with the same theme – changing key events through knowledge acquired through tweaking time.

The complexities of how someone can change their future by changing their past that they didn’t know existed was a little beyond me at times. I’m sure students will find the ‘doomed romance’ and the LGTB themes of interest.

 

More than this – Patrick Ness


 

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Patrick Ness, I have no idea where his ideas come from, but they are ‘out there’.

I was a big fan of the ‘Chaos Walking’ trilogy – and this is another fabulous piece of writing.

Check out the book trailer here 

Anything else – gives too much away!Have a look at Ness’ website for the book here and listen to what he has to say about his new book.

 

The best I’ve read these hols…..