All 3 of the bookks I got this week are courtesy of the brilliant Michelle Harrison and Oxford University Press! :D
The Museum's Secret by Henry Chancellor.
"An irresistible adventure in a world full of dust, insects, magic potions, missing jewels and stuffed animals . . . Welcome to the Scatterhorn Museum! But don't get too excited - it's a cold and dingy place, crammed full of tatty stuffed animals and junk. Nobody much wants to visit any more, and its days are surely numbered. But when Tom is sent to live here he soon finds there is more to this museum than meets the eye. The animals may be shabby and moth-eaten - but they possess an incredible secret. And when Tom discovers he can go right back to the time of their making, a hundred years earlier, he embarks on a journey full of unimaginable terrors . . . Join Tom in his breathtaking adventure in and out of time, from an Edwardian ice fair and the wastes of Mongolia, to the jungles of India, and beyond . . ."
This book sounds brilliant and I cannot wait to read it! And the cover is just stunning!
Shark Island by David Miller.
"Treasure Island meets The Beach in the return of the great adventure novel. Hanna, Ned and their parents are on the holiday of a lifetime on the paradise island of Kaitan. But the idyll is shattered when pirates come in the night, burning their house and kidnapping their mother and father. The children are stranded, and don't even know if their parents are alive or dead . . . In this action-packed adventure, there is no one to help. Survival and escape are up to Hanna and Ned."
This sounds really really insanely good. Every boy loves a bit of a action thriller, right? And the cover in the flesh is amazing. I cannot wait to read this one!
Calling A Dead Man by Gillian Cross.
"John Cox is dead, killed in an explosion while at work. His younger sister Hayley can't believe he's gone. Determined to see the place of his death, she flies to Moscow with John's fiancée, Annie-but the site they're shown isn't where John died. Suddenly it seems that there's more to his death than a tragic accident. Using a tracking system to locate John's mobile phone, Hayley and Annie find the real site of the explosion . . . but they are completely at the mercy of John's former Russian boss and his English speaking son, who have taken them there. Upon recovering the phone, it's clear that John is still alive. Meanwhile, in the Siberian forest, John is being nursed back from the brink of death by a village woman. As he slowly recovers he begins to piece together the truth: he's at the heart of a dangerous power struggle between two brothers who are desperate to silence him-for good."
This sounds brililliant. And the cover art is stunning. Probably one of my favourites ever. It's just so brilliant! And the picture doesn't even begin to do it justice! OUP outdid themselves this time with this cover!!!
Excited to start reading now! Hope everyone has a great week!