Take A Chance on Me by Beth Moran

Meet Patrick Cooper – desperately down on his luck, and head-over-heels in unrequited love with his best friend Bridget. Meet Bridget’s sister, Emma Donovan – eternally single maker-of-cakes for many a happy couple, whilst never making it down the aisle herself. Emma has four younger sisters, all of whom […]

The Island by C.L. Taylor

Lost meets The Hunger Games in the thrilling new young adult novel from C.L. Taylor, the Sunday Times and million-copy bestselling author.

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Welcome to The Island.

Where your worst fears are about to come true…

It was supposed to be the perfect holiday: a week-long trip for six teenage friends on a remote tropical island.

But when their guide dies of a stroke leaving them stranded, the trip of a lifetime turns into a nightmare.

Because someone on the island knows each of the group’s worst fears. And one by one, they’re becoming a reality.

Seven days in paradise. A deadly secret.

Who will make it off the island alive?

#MeToo and You by Halley Bondy

Everything you need to know about Consent, Boundaries and more The #MeToo movement has changed the way many people view the world, but how well do tweens understand it? Middle-grade readers are ready to learn about consent, harassment, and abuse, as well as healthy boundaries in all their […]

Dizzy Lizzie by Kat E. Erikson

Dizzy Lizzie may be the smallest kitten in her litter, but her determination is mighty. Born under an old house, in a dark wee den, with cobwebs in the corner and dirt underfoot, every day is a struggle for the tiny kitten, until she learns a trick or two to make sure she gets her share.

But just as things seem to improve, Dizzy Lizzie’s home is destroyed and she is torn from her mother. Soon, Lizzie is faced with a new set of problems, and if she wants to stick with her sister and secure a forever home, the little kitten must learn to curb her big temper. “No matter how teeny-tiny, no matter how weebly-wobbly,” Dizzie Lizzie vows, “I’ll find a way!” But as she tumbles from one calamity to the next, can Lizzie tame her tantrums and find her forever home?

Based on a true story, this beautifully illustrated and uplifting rescue cat tale explores themes like loyalty, family love—whether that family is by blood or adoption—and never giving up.

Family by Owen Mullen

This is a fast paced powerful gritty thrilling read. Be prepared to read in a single sitting! Once I started I couldn’t stop reading although I also didn’t want it to end. Already desperate for part two, which I hope is coming soon.

This book had everything you would look for in a Gangland Thriller. There are murders, bent Police Officers, rival crime families who are out for revenge and unexpected twists and surprises along the way. Brilliant!

The Missing Pieces of Nancy Moon by Sarah Steele

To unravel that long-lost summer, she had to follow the thread…

Florence Connelly is broken hearted. Her marriage has collapsed under the weight of the loss she shares with her husband, and her beloved grandmother has just died. Even the joy she found in dressmaking is gone.

But things change when Flo opens a box of vintage 1960s dress patterns found inside her grandmother’s wardrobe. Inside each pattern packet is a fabric swatch, a postcard from Europe and a photograph of a mysterious young woman, Nancy Moon, wearing the hand-made dress.

Flo discovers that Nancy was a distant relation who took the boat train to Paris in 1962 and never returned. With no one to stay home for, Flo decides to follow Nancy’s thread. She unravels an untold story of love and loss in her family’s past. And begins to stitch the pieces of her own life back together.

FLYDAY THE 13TH

Swampline presents their horror comic Flyday the 13th. Jason Voorhens is terrorising campers at Crystal Pond in this one shot, full colour comic. This book will appeal to fans of the movie and those just looking for a great read.

Flyday the 13th is created by Chris Allen and Kim Roberts. Written by Chris Allen. Art by Denis Pacher. Colours and Letters by Chris Allen.

THE EGG-XAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE

THE EGG-XAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE, The latest in the “Feathered Frights” series of horror movie parody comics bring to life the classic movie as you’ve never seen it before.

A trip with friends finds Sally soon on her own as one by one her friends and family are picked off by the mostrous Featherface and his family of freaks, in all manner of grisly ways.

This book joins A Nightmare on Egg Street, Flyday the 13th and Ducky in Swampline’s library, written by Chris Allen with art by regular collaborator Juan Fleites this book will appeal to fans of the movie and those just looking for a great read.