Title: The Treatment
Author: C. L. Taylor
Genre: Contemporary, Thriller, YA
Publication Date: 19th October 2017
Publisher: HQ Young Adult
Summary: All sixteen year old Drew Finch wants is to be left alone. She’s not interested in spending time with her mum and stepdad and when her disruptive fifteen year old brother Mason is expelled from school for the third time and sent to a residential reform academy she’s almost relieved.
Everything changes when she’s followed home from school by the mysterious Dr Cobey, who claims to have a message from Mason. There is something sinister about the ‘treatment’ he is undergoing. The school is changing people.
Determined to help her brother, Drew must infiltrate the Academy and unearth its deepest, darkest secrets. Continue reading
Title: The Girl On The Train
Author: Paula Hawkins
Genre: Crime, Contemporary, Thriller, Mystery
Publication Date: 15th January 2015
Summery : Rachel catches the same commuter train every morning. She knows it will wait at the same signal each time, overlooking a row of back gardens. She’s even started to feel like she knows the people who live in one of the houses. ‘Jess and Jason’, she calls them. Their life – as she sees it – is perfect. If only Rachel could be that happy.
And then she sees something shocking. It’s only a minute until the train moves on, but it’s enough.
Now everything’s changed. Now Rachel has a chance to become a part of the lives she’s only watched from afar.
Now they’ll see; she’s much more than just the girl on the train…
Title: Miss Peregrines Home For Peculiar Children
Author: Ransom Riggs
Genre: Adventure, Mystery, Thriller
Publisher: Quirk Books
Publication Date: 26th August 2013
Summery : A mysterious island.
An abandoned orphanage.
A strange collection of very curious photographs.
It all waits to be discovered in Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, an unforgettable novel that mixes fiction and photography in a thrilling reading experience. As our story opens, a horrific family tragedy sets sixteen-year-old Jacob journeying to a remote island off the coast of Wales, where he discovers the crumbling ruins of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. As Jacob explores its abandoned bedrooms and hallways, it becomes clear that the children were more than just peculiar. They may have been dangerous. They may have been quarantined on a deserted island for good reason. And somehow—impossible though it seems—they may still be alive. A spine-tingling fantasy illustrated with haunting vintage photography, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children will delight adults, teens, and anyone who relishes an adventure in the shadows.
Halloween is coming up pretty quickly and I’m sure what everyone is thinking is “what is going to be my Halloween read?”
Well here at the Little Contemporary Corner we’ve certainly been thinking hard about what Halloween themed read we want to dive in to over the festive(?) period. Between the two of us we have come up with (drum roll please) … Miss Peregrines Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs!
MY FAVOURITE TIME OF THE YEAR HAS ARRIVED! There are so many reasons to be excited about Autumn reading: rainy days for curling up with a cup of tea, blanket and a book, ditching those summer contemporary’s for fitting Halloween reads and those darker nights perfect for going to bed early with a book! The excitement never really does end for Autumn reading, so here are some books that I think are absolutely perfect for my favourite season of reading!