The Thirteen Treasures - Michelle Harrison
While visiting her grandmother’s house, Tanya discovers an unsolved mystery. Fifty years ago, a girl vanished in the woods nearby - a girl Tanya’s grandmother will not speak of. Fabian, the caretaker’s son, is tormented by the girl’s disappearance. His grandfather was the last person to see her alive, and has lived under suspicion ever since. Together, Tanya and Fabian decide to find the truth. But Tanya has her own secret: the ability to see faeries. Can it help them to unravel the mystery? Soon they are facing terrible danger - could the manor’s sinister history be about to repeat itself?
I've wanted to read this since it came out and now it's won the Waterstone's Children's Prize 2009 so I've got even higher hopes for it than before!
Numbers - Rachel Ward
Since the day her mother died, Jem has known about the numbers. When she looks in someone’s eyes, she can see the date they will die.
Life is hard, until she meets a boy called Spider. Suddenly her world seems brighter
But on a trip to London, Jem foresees a chain of events that will shatter their lives forever…
I love the cover for this one; it looks even better in real life, with fluorescent orange on the sides of the title.Inkheart - Cornelia Funke
Dare to read it aloud…
Meggie loves stories, but her father, Mo, hasn’t read aloud to her since her mother mysteriously disappeared.
When a stranger knocks at their door, Mo is forced to reveal an extraordinary secret - when he reads aloud, words come alive, and dangerous characters step out of the pages.
Suddenly, Meggie is living the kind of adventure she has only read in books. But this one will change her life forever.
I started reading this a couple of years ago but didn't finish it so I decided to try it again.Sophie