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The Fall Of Crazy House (Paperback): James Patterson The Fall Of Crazy House (Paperback)
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R215 R169 Discovery Miles 1 690 Save R46 (21%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

Sequel to the New York Times bestseller CRAZY HOUSE.

Twin sisters Becca and Cassie barely escaped the Crazy House alive. Now they're trained, skilled fighters who fear nothing – not even the all-powerful United regime.

Together, the sisters hold the key to defeating the despotic government and freeing the people of the former United States. But to win this war, will the girls have to become the very thing they hate?

After The Fire (Paperback): Will Hill After The Fire (Paperback)
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R190 R150 Discovery Miles 1 500 Save R40 (21%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

Winner of the YA Book Prize 2018.

Shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal 2018.

The things I've seen are burned into me, like scars that refuse to fade.

Father John controls everything inside The Fence. And Father John likes rules. Especially about never talking to Outsiders. Because Father John knows the truth. He knows what is right, and what is wrong. He knows what is coming.

Moonbeam is starting to doubt, though. She's starting to see the lies behind Father John's words. She wants him to be found out.

What if the only way out of the darkness is to light a fire?

Theodore Boone: The Scandal (Hardcover): John Grisham Theodore Boone: The Scandal (Hardcover)
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R404 R333 Discovery Miles 3 330 Save R71 (18%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

"I'm the lawyer, and you're the client. My advice to you is to bury this and not tell a soul. Never. Got it?"

Theodore Boone, courtroom hero and the only kid lawyer in town, is facing a tough week at school with his exams. But things take a turn for the worse when a huge scandal is revealed - by none other than his best friend, April. And when April makes a decision that Theodore advises against, the scandal suddenly blows up and is all over the news. Their futures are on the line and April's running scared.

Can Theodore find a way to reverse the damage and save several lives from ruin?

Monsterrugby (Afrikaans, Paperback): Fanie Viljoen Monsterrugby (Afrikaans, Paperback)
Fanie Viljoen; Illustrated by David Theron
R145 R125 Discovery Miles 1 250 Save R20 (14%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Ampie droom daarvan om sy skool se rugbyheld te word. Maar ongelukkig is sy bene maar aan die dun kant en hy vaar nie altyd te waffers op die rugbyveld nie. Daarom weet hy sommer hy gaan sy plek in die span verloor toe Max Swart sy opwagting in hul skool maak. Max is groot en sterk, hy leef vir rugby en hy is n regte boelie. Kort voor lank vind Ampie uit dat Max n nare geheim het ... Hoe gaan Ampie die res van sy rugbyspan oortuig dat die skool se nuwe ster-speler in werklikheid n Monster is? Het jy murg of melkskommel in jou pype? Maak reg vir n rugbywedstryd soos jy nog nooit gesien het nie en die verloorders gaan geeet word! n Heerlike aksiebelaaide storie wat jong lesers sal laat skaterlag en hulle hoendervleis sal gee!

The Treatment (Paperback): C.L. Taylor The Treatment (Paperback)
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R253 R191 Discovery Miles 1 910 Save R62 (25%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Cecelia Ahern's Flawed meets Never Let Me Go in the pulse-pounding YA thriller from the Top Ten Sunday Times bestselling author of The Escape. "You have to help me. We're not being reformed. We're being brainwashed." 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. Before it's too late.

Seed (Paperback, 2nd edition): Lisa Heathfield Seed (Paperback, 2nd edition)
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R285 R169 Discovery Miles 1 690 Save R116 (41%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

'Trust Us' the Kindreds tell Pearl and so she does. A thrilling story of life in a cult. Fifteen-year-old Pearl has lived her whole life protected within the small community at Seed, where they worship Nature and idolise their leader, Papa S. When some outsiders arrive, everything changes. Pearl experiences feelings that she never knew existed and begins to realise that there is darkness at the heart of Seed. A darkness from which she must escape, before it's too late. A chilling and heartbreaking coming-of-age story of life within a cult, Seed was shortlisted for the Waterstones' Children's Book Prize in 2016. Fans of Jennifer Niven's All The Bright Places and Lisa Williamson's The Art of Being Normal will love Lisa's haunting debut. 'We are obsessed with Seed' - YA Loves magazine `Compelling and exciting . . . I would give it 5 stars' - Guardian Children's Books Look out for Lisa's heartbreaking new title, Paper Butterflies. Lisa Heathfield launched her writing career with Seed, her stunning YA debut about a cult. Before becoming a mum to her three sons, she was a secondary school English teacher and loved inspiring teenagers to read. Paper Butterflies is her beautiful and heart-breaking second novel. Lisa lives in Brighton.

Kensuke's Kingdom (Paperback, New edition): Michael Morpurgo Kensuke's Kingdom (Paperback, New edition)
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R150 R118 Discovery Miles 1 180 Save R32 (21%) In stock

I disappeared on the night before my twelfth birthday. Gorgeous new colour illustrations for the best-selling Kensuke's Kingdom. Washed up on an island in the Pacific, Michael struggles to survive on his own. With no food and no water, he curls up to die. When he wakes, there is a plate beside him of fish, of fruit, and a bowl of fresh water. He is not alone . . . Kensuke's Kingdom is a gripping adventure from the author of War Horse. Michael Morpurgo has written more than one hundred books for children and won the Whitbread Award, the Smarties Award, the Circle of Gold Award, the Children's Book Award and has been short-listed for the Carnegie Medal four times. Kensuke's Kingdom was shortlisted for the Whitbread Prize and won the FCB Award. 'A dazzling adventure' - The Times Loved by children, teachers and parents alike, Michael Morpurgo, the former Children's Laureate, has written more than forty books and won the Whitbread Award, the Smarties Award, the Circle of Gold Award, the Children's Book Award and has been short-listed for the Carnegie Medal four times.

Good Girl, Bad Blood (Paperback): Holly Jackson Good Girl, Bad Blood (Paperback)
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R130 R95 Discovery Miles 950 Save R35 (27%) Pre-order

The highly-anticipated and brilliantly crafted crime-thriller sequel to the no.1 debut of 2019, A GOOD GIRL'S GUIDE TO MURDER

Pip Fitz-Amobi is not a detective anymore.

With the help of Ravi Singh, she released a true-crime podcast about the murder case they solved together last year. The podcast has gone viral, yet Pip insists her investigating days are behind her.

But she will have to break that promise when someone she knows goes missing. Jamie Reynolds has disappeared but the police won’t do anything about it. And if they won’t look for Jamie then Pip will, uncovering more of her town’s dark secrets along the way… and this time EVERYONE is listening.

But will she find him before it’s too late?

Perfect for fans of One of Us Is Lying, Eva Dolan, C L Taylor, We Were Liars and Riverdale

Dead Popular (Paperback): Sue Wallman Dead Popular (Paperback)
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R298 R182 Discovery Miles 1 820 Save R116 (39%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

A new, chilling read from the award-winning author of Lying About Last Summer. Kate Jordan Ferreira knows that you don't become the most powerful girl at school by playing nice, and Kate's ruthless.But when other students start revealing long-held secrets anonymously, she realizes someone is playing a much more dangerous game - and they know too much about Kate's past. If she doesn't figure out who's behind it all soon, her final year at Pankhurst could be exactly that: her final year. Sue Wallman is one of the UK's top thriller writers for teens. Her books include Lying About Last Summer, See How They Lie and Your Turn to Die.

One Of Us Is Lying 2: One Of Us Is Next (Paperback): Karen McManus One Of Us Is Lying 2: One Of Us Is Next (Paperback)
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R175 R129 Discovery Miles 1 290 Save R46 (26%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

The sequel to the international bestseller One of Us is Lying

Welcome back to Bayview High . . .

It's been a year since the events of One Of Us Is Lying.

But nothing has settled for the residents of Bayview. Not now someone has started playing a sinister game of Truth or Dare.

Choose truth? You must reveal your darkest secret.

Choose dare? Well, that could be even more dangerous. Even deadly.

When the game takes an even darker turn, suddenly no one at Bayview High knows who to trust.

But they need to find out who is behind the game, before it's too late.

Theodore Boone 7: The Accomplice (Paperback): John Grisham Theodore Boone 7: The Accomplice (Paperback)
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R195 R154 Discovery Miles 1 540 Save R41 (21%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

'Not since Nancy Drew has a nosy, crime-obsessed kid been so hard to resist' - New York Times

Woody Lambert is in trouble. He comes from a broken family, suffers bad grades at school and his older brother, Tony, is on probation for a drug offence. When Woody inadvertently gets caught up with Tony and one of his friends, Garth, cruising around Strattenburg in a beaten-up Mustang drinking beer, one thing leads to another and Garth holds up a convenience store with a fake gun.

Though he had no involvement in the crime other than being in Garth's car, Woody is arrested as an accomplice. He's going to need serious legal advice to avoid juvenile prison.

Enter Theodore Boone: after all, Theo has already decided that he will become the best courtroom lawyer in the state. It's just that, at the age of thirteen, Theo is years from being a qualified lawyer - and Woody needs help right now . . .

Waking Nightmare (Hello Neighbor, Book 2) (Paperback): Carly Anne West Waking Nightmare (Hello Neighbor, Book 2) (Paperback)
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R187 R142 Discovery Miles 1 420 Save R45 (24%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The second pulse-pounding original story based on the hit video game HELLO NEIGHBOR. Unwind the mystery at the heart of the game! It's been four months since Nicky Roth has seen his best friend and neighbour, Aaron Peterson. Aaron's father, a reclusive theme park designer, told the town that Aaron and his sister Mya are living with a relative far away, but Nicky can't seem to accept it. Plagued by terrifying nightmares of robotic mannequins, rotting theme parks, and a dark basement, Nicky teams up with his friends from school to find out what really happened to Aaron and Mya. Together, they start piecing together a picture more disturbing than they could have imagined. The screams coming from the neighbor's house can't be nothing, and Nicky is determined to get to the bottom of where his friends went, and what-if anything-can be done to save them. Includes black-and-white illustrations throughout.

Missing Pieces (Paperback): Carly Anne West Missing Pieces (Paperback)
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R215 R160 Discovery Miles 1 600 Save R55 (26%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Lock your doors! From the creators of the blockbuster horror game - the prequel story that started it all. Nicky Roth has always been a lonely kid. But that all changes when he and his family move to Raven Brooks and meet their eccentric neighbours, the Petersons. Nicky befriends the Petersons' son, Aaron, bonding over their talents for tinkering. Soon the boys are inseparable and using their skills to pull pranks on the townspeople. But something about Aaron bothers Nicky - people seem almost afraid of him and his family. Through snippets from Aaron and a lot of sleuthing in the town's archives, Nicky discovers a dark past haunting his neighbours, a streak of bad luck they can't seem to shake. Aaron thinks that's all behind them now, but Nicky has a feeling the Petersons are fated for another tragedy... This pulse-pounding prequel novel to the hit video game Hello Neighbor includes two-colour illustrations throughout and is packed with vivid insights into the minds ofthe main characters to help readers unwind the mystery at the heart of the game.

Impostors (Paperback): Scott Westerfeld Impostors (Paperback)
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R253 R191 Discovery Miles 1 910 Save R62 (25%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

With Impostors, master storyteller Scott Westerfeld returns with a new series set in the world of his mega-bestselling Uglies - a world full of twist and turns, rebellion and intrigue, where any wrong step could be Frey's last Frey and Rafi are inseparable . . . two edges of the same knife. But Frey's very existence is a secret. Frey is Rafi's twin sister - and her body double. Their powerful father has many enemies, and the world has grown dangerous as the old order falls apart. So while Rafi was raised to be the perfect daughter, Frey has been taught to kill. Her only purpose is to protect her sister, to sacrifice herself for Rafi if she must. When her father sends Frey in Rafi's place as collateral in a precarious deal, she becomes the perfect impostor-as poisedand charming as her sister. But Col, the son of a rival leader, is getting close enough tospot the killer inside her. As the deal starts to crumble, Frey must decide if she can trust him with the truth . . . and if she can risk becoming her own person. A storming return to the Uglies universe from the always-surprising Scott Westerfeld. What's real? What's not?It's up to you to decide... First in a brilliant new series set in the dark world of Uglies A gripping story of sisterhood, danger, rebellion and intrigue Explores sweeping ethical questions about the future of science Please note this book contains mature content more suitable for older readers.

Escape From Shudder Mansion (Paperback): R . L. Stine Escape From Shudder Mansion (Paperback)
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R182 R137 Discovery Miles 1 370 Save R45 (25%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

In an old-fashioned "trapped-in-a-haunted-house" story, twins Riley and Scarlett receive an interesting assignment from their teacher, Mrs. Stermon. Everyone in class needs to do a documentary video about an adventure, something exciting that they experienced. Mrs. Stermon gives them a suggestion, along with their friends Carter, Lee, Danitia, and Mia. She shows them a brochure about a scary old house on the edge of town, called Shudder Mansion. "If you six kids and your parents can stay there overnight, you'll all get A's," says the teacher. "I'll even give you extra credit." Just how scary is Shudder Mansion? It's terrifying.

Find Me (2-in-1) (Paperback): Tahereh Mafi Find Me (2-in-1) (Paperback)
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R140 R110 Discovery Miles 1 100 Save R30 (21%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

Perfect for fans of Tahereh Mafi's New York Times bestselling Shatter Me trilogy, this book collects the final two companion novellas, Shadow Me and Reveal Me, leading up to the explosive final in the series - coming next year.

Shadow Me

Juliette is still reeling from Warner's betrayal, and Kenji is trying to balance his friendship with her with his responsibilities as a leader of the resistance against the Reestablishment. Things get even more interesting when an unexpected person from Omega Point’s past surfaces.

Reveal Me

Readers are brought back to the Shatter Me world one last time before the final novel installment in the series hits shelves in 2020.

Perfect for fans of Sarah J. Maas, Victoria Aveyard and Leigh Bardugo.

The Ghost of Slappy (Paperback): R . L. Stine The Ghost of Slappy (Paperback)
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R182 R137 Discovery Miles 1 370 Save R45 (25%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Slappy's back as a ghost! And this time, the only thing you'll play is hide-and-go-shriek!

Tunnel of Bones (City of Ghosts #2) (Paperback): Victoria Schwab Tunnel of Bones (City of Ghosts #2) (Paperback)
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R247 R183 Discovery Miles 1 830 Save R64 (26%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The thrilling sequel to Victoria Schwab's New York Times bestselling City of Ghosts! Trouble is haunting Cassidy Blake . . . even more than usual. She (plus her ghost best friend, Jacob, of course) are in Paris, where Cass's parents are filming their TV show about the world's most haunted cities. Sure, it's fun eating croissants and seeing the Eiffel Tower, but there's true ghostly danger lurking beneath Paris, in the creepy underground Catacombs. When Cass accidentally awakens a frighteningly strong spirit, she must rely on her still-growing skills as a ghosthunter -- and turn to friends both old and new to help her unravel a mystery. But time is running out, and the spirit is only growing stronger. And if Cass fails, the force she's unleashed could haunt the city forever. New York Times bestselling author Victoria Schwab returns to the spooky and heart-pounding world of City of Ghosts, delivering thrilling new adventures and an unforgettable spin on friendship. (Because sometimes, even psychic ghost best friends have secrets...)

The Loop (Paperback): Ben Oliver The Loop (Paperback)
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R253 R208 Discovery Miles 2 080 Save R45 (18%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Luka Kane has been inside hi-tech prison the Loop for over two years. A death sentence is hanging over his head but his day-to-day routine is mind-numbingly repetitive, broken only by the books brought to him by the sympathetic warden, Wren. Then everything starts to change: rumours of war are whispered in the courtyard and the government-issued rain stops falling. On Luka's last, desperate day, Wren issues him a terrifying warning: breaking out of the Loop might be Luka's only chance to save himself - and the world ... Book 1 in a dark, original, twisty and totally unputdownable new series.

Foul Is Fair (Paperback): Hannah Capin Foul Is Fair (Paperback)
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R175 R129 Discovery Miles 1 290 Save R46 (26%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

"Fierce, vicious, and electric. If books had teeth, Foul Is Fair would have fangs." - Laurie Elizabeth Flynn, author of Last Girl Lied To

"An unapologetic feminist battle-cry that leaves you breathless and thirsting for vengeance." - Sonia Hartl, author of Have a Little Faith in Me

"Foul is Fair delivers the story of a girl who snatches control back from a world that stole it away, through whatever means necessary. - Sophie Gonzales, author of Only Mostly Devastated

In the morning I put on going-out makeup, and I go to Nailed It with a coffee so hot it burns my throat.

The old lady gives me new nails and looks at the bruises on my neck and the scratches across my face, but she doesn't say anything.

So I point at my hair, and I say, This color. You know what it's called?

She shakes her head: No.

I say, REVENGE.

Jade Khanjara and her three best friends rule their glittering LA circle. They decide how the party ends - every night but one. The night four boys spike Jade's drink, lock her in a room and brutally attack her. The night they try to ruin her.

But they chose the wrong girl. Certain that the boys will face no consequences, Jade and her friends take vengeance into their own hands. There's no mercy left: and now Jade won't rest until she gets bloody satisfaction . . .

An extraordinary voice-driven thriller with a heroine you'll never forget - perfect for fans of Killing Eve and One of Us Is Lying.

Please Do Not Feed the Weirdo (Paperback): R . L. Stine Please Do Not Feed the Weirdo (Paperback)
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R182 R137 Discovery Miles 1 370 Save R45 (25%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Robby and his sister Karla beg their parents to take them to a big carnival that has opened on the other side of town. When they arrive, the two kids are delighted by the rides, the sideshow, the interesting displays, and the great food booths. They wander away from their parents and find themselves at a less-trafficked area at the back of the carnival. Inside a large penned-in area, they see a dejected-looking boy about their age sitting on the grass. A sign on the tall metal fence reads: PLEASE DO NOT FEED THE WEIRDO. The kids are reluctant to disobey the sign, but the boy seems really nice. Karla hands him her cone through the fence. He thanks her very politely. He eats the ice cream, delicately at first, then ravenously, noisily - and as Robby and Karla stare in horror, he transforms into a raging, hairy beast.

Shatter City (Paperback): Scott Westerfeld Shatter City (Paperback)
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R253 R191 Discovery Miles 1 910 Save R62 (25%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Return to the stunning world of IMPOSTORS in this new book by global bestselling author Scott Westerfeld. When the world sees Frey, they think they see her twin sister Rafi. Frey was raised to be Rafi's double, and now she's taken onthe role . . . without anyone else knowing. Her goal? To destroy the forces that created her. But with the world watching and a rebellion rising, Frey is forced into a detour. Suddenly she is stranded on her own in Paz, a city where many of the citizens attempt to regulate their emotions through an interface on their arms. Paz is an easy place to get lost . . . and also an easy place to lose yourself. As the city comes under a catastrophic attack, Frey must leave the shadows and enter the chaos of warfare - because there is no other way for her to find her missing sister and have her revenge against her murderous father.

Ali Cross (Paperback): James Patterson Ali Cross (Paperback)
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R150 R118 Discovery Miles 1 180 Save R32 (21%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

James Patterson’s blockbuster Alex Cross series has sold over 100 million copies–and now he’s bringing those thrills to a new generation! Alex‘s son Ali is eager to follow in his father’s footsteps as a detective, but when his best friend goes missing, what price will he have to pay to solve the mystery?

Ali Cross has always looked up to his father, former detective and FBI agent Alex Cross. While solving some of the nation’s most challenging crimes, his father always kept his head and did the right thing. Can Ali have the same strength and resolve?

When Ali’s best friend Abraham is reported missing, Ali is desperate to find him. At the same time, a string of burglaries targets his neighborhood—and even his own house. With his father on trial for a crime he didn’t commit, it’s up to Ali to search for clues and find his friend. But being a kid sleuth isn’t easy—especially when your father warns you not to get involved!—and Ali soon learns that clues aren’t always what they seem. Will his detective work lead to a break in Abraham’s case or cause even more trouble for the Cross family?

Wiggott's Wonderful Waxworld 2: Fire Flight (Paperback): Terry Deary Wiggott's Wonderful Waxworld 2: Fire Flight (Paperback)
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R218 R164 Discovery Miles 1 640 Save R54 (25%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

From the author of HORRIBLE HISTORIES... Welcome back to the strange town of Wildpool... There's a new mayor in Wildpool (though not necessarily the one that everyone voted for!) and something very mysterious is afoot and there's a danger the Ladies Who Crunch will be forced to move home and that Wiggott's Wonderful Waxworld - about to be reopened - will actually be demolished. Can Molly and Boy save the day? Will Wildpool ever be the same? The second in a spellbinding new fiction series from bestselling Horrible Histories author, Terry Deary.

Last Lesson (Paperback): James Goodhand Last Lesson (Paperback)
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R175 R129 Discovery Miles 1 290 Save R46 (26%) Pre-order

Last year, Ollie Morcombe was a star pupil, popular and a gifted musician.

Then, after the accident, everything changed. Now he's an outcast, a prime target of the school bullies who have made his life a living hell.

Today - the last day of the school year - he's brought those bullies a gift. A homemade pipe bomb.

What has driven a model student to plan an unspeakable revenge? And with the clock ticking down to home time, what can anybody do to stop him?

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