You may not have realised that, in honor of World Book Day, Waterstones are selling Department 19 by Will Hill and The Name Of The Star by Maureen Johnson (review) for the amazing price of one pound! That’s right one quid! One hundred pence!
It became very obvious on Twitter that our international friends are feeling a little left out. In order to rectify this Maureen Johnson started the Twitter hash tag #UKfriendforce to match up Brits, prepared to part with one of their fine English pounds, with book loving Americans.
I had planned to save these for Easter (sorry to my brother and sister in law!) but twitter’s need is greater!
Unable to decide who to “adopt” I have decided to set up a raffle copter form for anyone who fancies getting their hands on one of these awesome books. In the spirit on the original hash tag there are bonus entries for international entrants!
In a secret supernatural battle that’s been raging for over a century, the stakes have just been raised — and they’re not wooden anymore. When Jamie Carpenter’s mother is kidnapped by strange creatures, he finds himself dragged into Department 19, the government’s most secret agency. Fortunately for Jamie, Department 19 can provide the tools he needs to find his mother, and to kill the vampires who want him dead. But unfortunately for everyone, something much older is stirring, something even Department 19 can’t stand up against!
The day Louisiana teenager Rory Deveaux arrives in London, it’s the start of a new life at a boarding school. But for many, this will be remembered as the day a series of brutal murders broke out across the city, gruesome crimes mimicking the horrific Jack the Ripper events of more than a century ago.