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These are some of the books our books editor received recently. They may be reviewed later
by Rebecca Lim (HarperCollins, R145)
This is the fourth book in the “Mercy” series.
Mercy is an exiled angel cast down to earth to live different lives.
She has been betrayed by her lover, Luc, and is filled with fury. The time has come to wage war on him.
But the story is not complete without a love triangle. Enter Ryan who loves Mercy. But loving an angel is dangerous and soon they are thrown into a dark, twisting story.
by Kathryn Littlewood (HarperCollins, R90)
Rosemary Bliss was 10 when she learnt her family’s bakery was no ordinary one.
As she watched her mother fold a lightning bolt into a bowl of batter, she was left with no doubt that her parents made magic.
The family’s cookbook is a closely guarded secret.
But when Rose is left in charge, she realises cooking up magic can be a recipe for chaos.
by Will Hill (HarperCollins, R155)
Sci-fi meets vampires in this novel for teens.
A trio of teens are part of a top-secret department in Britain tasked with dealing with the supernatural.
Jamie, Larissa and Kate have just come out of a terrifying battle and as they recover, they await news of Dracula’s stolen ashes. Vampire forces are gathering as Dracula rises.
They have 91 days to save humanity.
Oliver Strange and the Journey to the Swamps
by Dianne Hofmeyr (Tafelberg, R120)
Oliver is a boy from Tooting, England, whose father (a frog specialist) has gone missing in Botswana.
He and his friend, Zinzi, are captured by the evil Alecto and her sidekick and are taken into the Okavango Swamps.
They have also captured Oliver’s father.
Their aim is to find frogs destined for overseas sushi markets. But they are also searching for rare poisonous frogs.
Oliver and Zinzi are the only ones who can rescue his father and stop the pair’s evil scheme.
Hooked on Books
by Jay Heale (Metz Press)
This book contains advice for anyone with the aim of nurturing reading in children. It offers advice on how to ensure a love for reading for the young, from babies to teens.
The writer suggests a list of books for your bookshelf. - Meneesha Govender