Come and check them out after the holidays.
Here is a sneaky preview of 5 of them...
Nominated for book of the year… kiwi author.
Caught in a tunnel collapse, Liam and Imogen use all their wits to survive in this gripping novel.
When Liam dares his classmate Imogen to come on a forbidden tour of the railway tunnel being drilled through a nearby mountain, he hopes she’ll quit protesting about it damaging the environment — his dad is an engineer working on the tunnel, after all.
Just as they reach the huge tunnelling machine everything goes horribly wrong. When the rocks stop falling and the dust settles, they are trapped, kilometres below ground, in the dark. Water is trickling in and beginning to rise. And nobody knows where they are. Can they stop arguing and start working together to escape before time runs out?
YOU'RE NOT SUPPOSED TO DIE TONIGHT
by New York Times bestselling author Kalynn Bayron
Charity Curtis has the summer job of her dreams, playing the “final girl” at Camp Mirror Lake. Guests pay to be scared in this full-contact terror game, as Charity and her summer crew recreate scenes from a classic slasher film, Curse of Camp Mirror Lake. The more realistic the fear, the better for business.
But the last weekend of the season, Charity's co-workers begin disappearing. And when one ends up dead, Charity's role as the final girl suddenly becomes all too real. If Charity and her girlfriend Bezi hope to survive the night, they'll need figure out what this killer is after. Is there is more to the story of Mirror Lake and its dangerous past than Charity ever suspected?
By KIWI author Chelsey Furedi
Ren Mittal's last memory in the year 1996 is getting on a bus to visit his mystery pen pal Georgia. When he wakes up in 2122, he thinks he might be hallucinating...he's not
Tech conglomerate Chronotech sponsors a time-travel program to help students in 2122 learn what history was really like...from real-life subjects who've been transported into the future...and Ren is one of them.
In 2122, Ren's life in the 1990s is practically ancient history--and Ren's not sure how to feel about that. On top of it all, he learns that his memory will be wiped of all things 2122 before he's sent back to the '90s. Adding to Ren's complicated feels, he's forming a crush on his student guide, Mars.
And when he crosses paths with the absolute last person he expected to see in the future, he has a bigger problem on his hands: What if Chronotech isn't the benevolent organization they claim to be, and he and his fellow subjects are in great danger?
Local Author, local content, Marion Day
Roa, fifteen, lives close to Whakaari/White Island and hangs out with her street gang. She has too many dads, and using the volcano as a metaphor for her feelings, she tells her story in days, weeks and months. Meanwhile, she and her mother Huia both flashback to the past. Huia reveals how her choice of men has affected her daughter. Roa knows right from wrong, loves to write, but is crumbling beneath her two secrets. A botched robbery, a rash encounter with a boy. Finally, she confides in her brother and then her mother. Whakaari's always there, deep inside Roa - beautiful and threatening. Guilt for what she has done, forces her into darkness. She must find her own way out. This is a Powerful, Poignant and Redemptive story.
FALLING INTO RAROHENGA
Written by kiwi author Steph Matuku
It seems like an ordinary day when Tui and Kae, sixteen-year-old twins, get home from school – until they find their mother, Maia, has disappeared and a swirling vortex has opened up in her room. They are sucked into this portal and dragged down to Rarohenga, the Māori Underworld, a shadowy place of infinite dark levels, changing landscapes and untrustworthy characters. Maia has been kidnapped by their estranged father, Tema, enchanted to forget who she really is and hidden somewhere here. Tui and Kae have to find a way through this maze, outwit the shady characters they meet, break the spell on their mother, and escape to the World of Light before the Goddess of Shadows or Tema holds them in Rarohenga forever.