This Month’s Good Reads are below:
Five Survive by Holly Jackson
Five Survive reached a top place in The Sunday Times Children’s and YA Fiction charts and is ideal if you like crime thrillers.
Red and her friends are on a road trip heading to the beach until their vehicle breaks down and they come under attack. Why are they being shot at? Buried secrets are forced to light and tensions within the group reach deadly levels. Only one thing is for sure. Not everyone will survive the night . . .
The Good Hawk by Joseph Elliott
This is book one of the Shadow Skye fantasy trilogy set in mythical Scotland, where two unlikely heroes must make a dangerous journey to save their people.
Agatha is a Hawk, brave and fierce, who protects her people by patrolling the high walls of their island home. She is proud of her job, though some in her clan whisper that it is meant to keep her out of the way because of the condition with which she was born. Jaime, thoughtful and anxious, is an Angler, but he hates the sea. Worse, he’s been chosen for a duty that the clan hasn’t required for generations: to marry. The elders won’t say why they have promised him to a girl in a neighbouring clan, but there are rumours of approaching danger. When disaster strikes and the clan is kidnapped, it is up to Agatha and Jaime to travel across the haunted mainland of Scotia to Norveg, with help along the way from a clan of nomadic Highland bull riders and the many animals who are drawn to Agatha’s extraordinary gift of communication.