Lies, Michael Grant (Egmont Books) TEENS

The third book in a series where all the adults in a small community disappear, a huge wall appears to surround it, and a few characters develop strange powers. The story is utterly compelling and leaves you wondering what you would do in a world where food is scarce, there is no electricity, and violence and murder are the norm. Some revel in the power that chaos has granted them. This book is the darkest and most disturbing in the series and also, more importantly, it is the best one so far.

Hb. £12.99

Todd Baker, Bacons College