22 Apr 2014

S is for Shalini Boland #AtoZChallenge

Shalini Boland is one of my TOP YA authors. Her books are breathtakingly good and whenever I start one, I know I'm in for a great ride. Not only that, I know I'm in for a real treat - and an achy bum. I'll sit for hours to get them read because I know I won't be able to put them down.
I first 'met' Shalini on the Authonomy site and our online friendship has grown to Facebook, twitter and email. I hope to meet her one day soon.

HIDDEN is a paranormal adventure that spans the centuries from modern London to 19th century Paris and ancient Cappadocia.
Sixteen-year-old Madison Greene is in foster care until one day she inherits a fortune, she inherits a house, she inherits a cellar full of danger.
Eighteen-year-old Alexandre lives in 19th century Paris. On an archaeological expedition he discovers a lost underground city where his life changes forever.
For each of them, life is finally starting. Little do they know it is closer to ending. Something lies buried which should have been forgotten. A Pandora's Box that was meant to stay shut. But Madison and Alexandre have never been any good at following the rules. They are about to find everything they've ever desired and everything that could destroy them.
Falling in love has never been so dangerous.

Thicker Than Blood
Madison and Alexandre are plunged into danger once more. To save Madison, Alexandre is forced back to a world he thought was dead and buried. But time is running out. The chase is on.
Fourteen hundred years earlier in the 6th century, Aelia has a forbidden love. But her secret is about to be discovered with terrible consequences. She must make a decision that will change the fate of thousands and whatever she decides, her actions will echo across the centuries.
Chilling and fast-paced, Thicker Than Blood is the supernatural sequel to Hidden. It combines passion and drama with a historical twist.

A post-apocalyptic romance thriller.
The world of the future is divided by Perimeters: high-security gated communities where life goes on as normal. If you’re inside you’re lucky, if you’re outside life expectancy takes a nose dive.
Riley is fortunate to have been born on the right side of the fence. But her life of privilege comes crashing down when someone breaks through the Perimeter and murders her sister. She forsakes her own safety to go in search of the killer. Luc decides to go with her otherwise she’ll be dead before she’s past the security gate. But what awaits her outside is more unbelievable than she ever expected.
Cut to the present day where Eleanor's world is falling apart. This time next year, civilisation won't be quite so civilised . . .

The Clearing

In the ravaged future, children are disappearing.
Riley lives safely behind her Perimeter Fence, but soon she’ll have to confront the terrible truth of what’s happening outside. An old enemy is approaching. Threatening to extinguish her way of life.
To save herself, Riley must fight to save another. She must put herself in the last place she ever wanted to be.
This is the terrifying sequel to OUTSIDE.

The Perimeter

The Perimeter is a darkly captivating dystopian tale of adventure, danger, love and redemption that will have you on the edge of your seat and up at night, turning the pages to find out what happens in the end . . .
In this fractured world, a sinister force is coming for Riley, and the only things keeping her safe are a perimeter fence and the people she loves. As her life is threatened, she must make impossible choices. But help comes from the most unlikely of places, and all Riley needs to know is: who can she really trust?
Meanwhile, a repentant killer searches for peace and salvation, but what he gets is the exact opposite. Now he’ll have to make the hardest decision of his life.

A Shirtful of Frogs

The life of a World War 2 evacuee collides with the world of a boy from the present day, in this timeslip adventure.
As World War 2 breaks out, six-year-old Jimmy Sweeney is evacuated from London to the country. He is now an outcast, bullied by the local kids and mistreated by the awful Mrs Cribbins. One night a stranger appears in his room. A tall clean boy who brings him wonderful food and other amazing things. They become friends which is good because pretty soon Jimmy is going to need a friend. His life may depend upon it . . .

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  1. Awwwwwwww! Thank you, Suzy!!
    'S' is also for Suzy Turner <3 xxx

  2. LOL I didn't even think about that!! ;)

  3. I couldn't resist adding a comment about The Outside Series by the lovely Shalini Boland, I've read and totally loved The Outside and The Clearing . . . I just have The Perimeter to read mow. I highly recommend the series!

  4. YAY!! They're amazing books, aren't they?! I just couldn't put them down. I LOVE them... sigh... want more ;)


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