Jonathan Starling's home has been attacked, his dad is in an asylum, he's running for his life, and there's nowhere to hide. Jonathan has stumbled upon London's greatest secret: Darkside. Incredibly dangerous and unimaginably exciting, Darkside is the creepiest place Jonathan has ever seen. It's a world of nightmares and secrets, where fear and evil rule, and Jonathan has to find a way out....It's not often that I buy books I've already read, but I really liked this one (and it was half off). I definitely look forward to reading this again, though I'll probably wait until I have the sequel. You can read my review of Darkside here.
Since Tom Becker learned to hold a pen, he wanted to become a writer. In fact, when he was five years old, he wrote in a notebook that it was his dream was to be an author. Tom studied History at Oxford University and was inspired by the otherworldly atmosphere of this academic institution. He used to spend long days studying and reading in the University library, but now he spends long days writing.
Pub. date: June 2001
Thirteen-year-old Nita, tormented by a gang of bullies because she won't fight back, finds the help she needs in a library book on wizardry which guides her into another dimension.I pick this up just about every time I go to the used bookstore, and this week I finally decided to buy it. It sounds sort of interesting.
There are three rules to the old, painted music box: Wind the box three times only. Never shut the box when the music is playing. Never move the box before the music stops.I literally squealed when I saw this. I love Emily Rodda! She's my all time favorite author. I probably would not be the bookworm I am today without her Deltora books. I'm so excited about this! I can't wait to read it!
Leo wouldn't dream of breaking these rules, but does his stubborn cousin Mimi listen? She winds the box four times—and suddenly the paintings on its side come to life and a powerful witch is released. Now it's up to Leo and Mimi to stop the witch, if only they can find the key to the music box—and the magical world it controls.
Pub. date: March 2007