• Alison Evans’ Highway Bodies brings the zombie apocalypse to Victoria

    Alison Evans’ Highway Bodies brings the zombie apocalypse to Victoria

    No one is really sure how it started. Random attacks. Censored news reports. Curfews and evacuations. The internet stopping. And then there’s Rhea and Jojo’s mother going missing. Band members Dee, Poppy, Zufan, and Jack’s creative retreat cut short by power outages. And an unnamed teen facing down her own family, who are literally about to tear out her throat. Welcome to the post-apocalyptic Victoria of Alison Evans’ Highway Bodies.

  • Niccolò Ammaniti’s young survivor Anna tackles starvation, gangs, and devastating disease in post-apocalyptic Sicily

    Niccolò Ammaniti’s young survivor Anna tackles starvation, gangs, and devastating disease in post-apocalyptic Sicily

    Several years ago, a virus came to Sicily. It stalked the adults, picking them off one by one, until all that remained was handful of children. Struggling to protect her younger brother, Astor, Anna knows her days are numbered. When she reaches adolescence, the disease will come for her too. Falling in with a boy named Pietro, who believes a specific pair of sneakers will save his life, and a former fighting dog dubbed Fluffy, Anna and Astor aim for the mainland. There must be adults somewhere, after all. Maybe even adults with a cure for the Red Fever.

  • The Oremere Chronicles draws to a close with Helen Scheuerer’s action packed War of Mist

    The Oremere Chronicles draws to a close with Helen Scheuerer’s action packed War of Mist

    After a terrifying clash with the enemy in the Havennesse mountains, our gang of rebels and Valian warriors have headed back to Queen Eydis’ castle to regroup and plan for the war ahead. But with Bleak’s head still reeling from revelations about her past, and the captive they planned to use as leverage against Ines found murdered, it’s safe to say that things aren’t exactly going to plan. Meanwhile, in the Janhallow Desert, Swinton and Fi are fighting to keep their royal charges alive, as they flee Ines’ influence in Belbarrow. Their only chance at survival is a village they once destroyed as soldiers of Ellest – is it worth the risk?

  • Reign of Mist is a thrilling addition to Helen Scheuerer’s Oremere Chronicles

    Reign of Mist is a thrilling addition to Helen Scheuerer’s Oremere Chronicles

    On the run from power mad King Arden and his armies, the unlikely companions of Heart of Mist find themselves scattered across the realms. Bleak has sailed through the mist in search of the mysterious land of Oremere; Henri has fled to the wintry landscape of Havennesse, hoping to secure allies; Swinton and Fi have made their way to Battalon, to watch over the Princess Olena and gain the confidence of her fiance, Prince Nazuri; and young stable boy Dash remains in Heathton, where a dangerous plague threatens the lives of magic folk. The scene is set. Let battle commence.

  • Helen Scheuerer’s Heart of Mist is packed with tantalising mystery and the promise of great adventures to come

    Helen Scheuerer’s Heart of Mist is packed with tantalising mystery and the promise of great adventures to come

    In the realm of Ellest a toxic and dangerous mist swarms across the land. Here, magic is forbidden, and those who practice it are disappearing. Drinking to dampen her emerging and unwanted powers, and to forget a turbulent past, nineteen year old Bleak plans to remain firmly out of the firing line. But when the King’s men set their sights on her, she finds herself caught in the middle of a battle for power between the female warriors of the Valia and the King, corrupted by a mysterious force. Bleak cannot remain hidden anymore – either she vanishes like countless others before her, or she embraces her past and her powers, and gears up for a fight.

  • Michelle Paver’s Gothic horror Wakenhyrst expertly blends the psychological with the supernatural

    Michelle Paver’s Gothic horror Wakenhyrst expertly blends the psychological with the supernatural

    One day in 1913, Edward Stearne snatched up an icepick, marched into the orchard, and murdered the first person he came across. Declared insane and sent to Broadmoor, he filled his days painting a vast triptych inspired depicting Hell. More than half a century later, his daughter Maud still lives in Wake’s End, a lifelong fascination with the beautiful yet deadly Fen that encroaches upon the estate making it hard for her to leave. When her father’s frightening paintings start to attract attention, the reporters start knocking. Maud could use the money, but is she ready, after all these years, to tell her side of the story?