Bargain Books 05/08/2013 Fiction – YA

Professor Kompressor is an inventor. He is excellent at inventing, but the inventions don’t always work out as intended. In fact, they very rarely do. The Professor is back and this time he may be going too far. In this set of stories he faces serious challenges, from the environment and the weather to his own feelings. The results of his inventions are, as usual, unpredictable. How could he have known that it would be a bad idea to use a black hole as a rubbish bin? What could possibly go wrong with a love machine, intended to make people kinder and more generous? Why should you avoid tinkering with the climate? This book, which is aimed at children of all ages, is intended to inspire developing minds. The Professor is a fictional character and the adventures are completely made up. Yet, the various episodes draw on ideas from science and the modern world. They show that you can have a lot of fun with science and technology, especially if you allow for a little bit of creative mis-interpretation. From Professor Nils Andersson, an authority on matters of gravity and the extremes of our weird and wonderful Universe. Reader’s views of Professor Kompressor: “The best professor ever!” “Why are clever people so stupid sometimes?” “Any secret or eccentric inventors in your household will enjoy this cleverly written book.”Fiction – YA

 

 

Colby Blanchard had it all… Head cheerleader. Popular friends. Hottest date and a no-brainer for Homecoming Court. Colby’s got a nearly-perfect life – ask anybody. … until she gets bit. Some random vamp gets his fangs into her, and suddenly everything’s different. She’s different. To make matters worse, she’s only a half-blood vampire, not a full one. Now, instead of Homecoming Queen who rules the school, she’s a mongrel of the vampire community – and they’re giving her just one week to justify her existence, or they’ll “relieve her of her Undead status” . She gets the feeling that doesn’t mean just kicking her out of their clique. And she thought getting into college was going to be her biggest problem. With the clock ticking, Colby has to prove herself by finding the Rogue Vampire who tried to turn her. Colby discovers some hidden strengths, and some unlikely allies – including Thomas, a Vampire Investigator who would be really hot if he weren’t the guy most likely to kill her when her number’s up. As she digs she uncovers a conspiracy, and is offered a deal: her life, or the lives of all the half-blood vampires. Does she cut the deal, to get back all she lost? Or does she stand for the mongrels she’s accidentally joined?Fiction – YA

 

 

Storm Phase A teenage wizard burdened with a mysterious destiny, a cat-girl ninja he can’t help but fall for, and a bat-winged daemon that doubles as a diary embark on a journey of self-discovery in a world teeming with monsters and magic. Perfect for fans of Percy Jackson and Avatar: the Last Airbender, this enchanting Asian-inspired fantasy series delivers fast-paced adventure for readers young and old. Book 1: The Storm Dragon’s Heart Turesobei dreams of adventure and a chance to prove he’s no longer a child. Wizards should be careful what they wish for. Destined to become his clan’s next and perhaps greatest ever high wizard, Turesobei feels smothered under everyone’s expectations. And he’s fed up with people treating him like he’s still a child, especially his grandfather, the current high wizard. After foiling an assassination attempt on his treasure-hunting dad, his grandfather sends Turesobei on his father’s expedition to find a powerful artifact known as the Storm Dragon’s Heart. He’s supposed to blow off some steam and get a dose of real world experience. But disaster strikes, and their quest becomes a race for survival. Aided by a sassy ninja cat-girl and a mysterious diary that transforms into a bat-winged familiar, Turesobei battles sinister cultists, vengeful spirits, and a mad wizard from a rival clan who’s determined to use the artifact to destroy Turesobei’s homeland. To fail is to lose everyone he loves, but success carries a terrible price.Fiction – YA