Last week we announced the shortlist for the Sony Young Movellist of the Year, so you have probably finished reading the extracts of each of these. The Sony Reader Store have recommended four awesome books for you so the reading never has to stop!
Sony Young Movellist of the Year is sponsored by Sony Reader Store - with a wide range of local and international eBooks, spanning bestsellers, an extensive selection of FREE literary classics, new authors and new recommendations every week.
Check out their selection for the Movellas community, tell us what you think and maybe even write a review of one of the books... we will be featuring the best reviews on the Movellas frontpage next week!
Dare You To... by Katie McGarry
Beth’s the bad girl that no-one wanted, not even parents. Ryan’s the high school hero that everyone wants a piece of – even if no-one knows the real him. Their paths should never have crossed – now they’re each other’s only life line. If anyone knew the truth about Beth Risk’s mum they’d send her mother to jail. So seventeen year old Beth protects her mum at all costs. Until the day she can’t. Suddenly sent to live with her uncle in a small town Beth’s now stuck with an aunt who doesn’t want her, and at a school that doesn’t get her. At all. Except for the one guy who shouldn’t go anywhere near a girl like Beth. . Ryan Stone is gorgeous, a popular jock and the town golden boy— with secrets he can’t tell anyone. Even his friends. As Ryan and Beth dare to let each other in, they’re treading on dangerous ground – and the consequences could change their worlds forever.
Boy Nobody by Allen Zadoff
Boy Nobody is the perennial new kid in school, the one few notice and nobody thinks much about. He shows up in a new high school, in a new town, under a new name, makes few friends and doesn't stay long. Just long enough for someone in his new friend's family to die -- of "natural causes." Mission accomplished, Boy Nobody disappears, and moves on to the next target. When his own parents died of not-so-natural causes at the age of eleven, Boy Nobody found himself under the control of The Program, a shadowy government organization that uses brainwashed kids as counter-espionage operatives. But somewhere, deep inside Boy Nobody, is somebody: the boy he once was, the boy who wants normal things (like a real home, his parents back), a boy who wants out. And he just might want those things badly enough to sabotage The Program's next mission.
The Watcher in the Shadows by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
A mysterious toymaker who lives as a recluse in an old mansion, surrounded by the magical beings he has created...
A sickly wife locked away in a hidden room...
An enigma involving strange lights that shine out from the small island on which an old, disused lighthouse stands...
A shadowy creature that hides deep in the woods...
These are the elements of a mystery will bind 14-year-old Irene to Ismael during one magical summer spent in Blue Bay when her mother takes a job as a housekeeper for the enigmatic toymaker, Lazarus Jann.
Theodore Boone: The Activist by John Grisham
Theodore Boone, young lawyer, has had a lot to deal with in his thirteen years, everything from kidnapping to murder.
But he's come through it all and, with the law on his side, justice has always prevailed.
Sometimes, though, the law doesn't seem so just. His friend Hardie Quinn is about to have his family home bulldozed to make way for a bypass. Hardie is not the only one affected: other homes, businesses and schools lie in the path of the road. Theo has to tell his friend the bad news: for once, the law isn't on his side, and there's very little anyone can do to end the destruction.
Theo joins the campaign to stop the road. But when he stumbles on a terrible secret about the corrupt men behind the plan - a secret it is illegal for him to know - Theo must figure out how to keep the developers from breaking the law... without breaking it himself.