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Hunted (Medusa Project #4) by Sophie McKenzie

8450235Dylan, the daughter of the scientist who created the Medusa gene for psychic powers, has never felt she really fits into the crime-fighting Medusa Project. But then she makes a discovery about her father’s death which changes everything.

As she and the other Medusa teens search for the truth, Dylan meets Harry – a boy who seems to know more about Dylan’s past than she does. But can Dylan trust him?

While Dylan searches for the mysterious legacy that her father has left her from beyond the grave, her dad’s killer closes in. But just how far is the murderer prepared to go to keep Dylan from finding out the truth?


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Sentinel – Book One of the Sentinel Trilogy by Joshua Winning

sentinelThey are the world’s best-kept secret – an underground society whose eternal cause is to protect the world against the dark creatures and evil forces that inhabit the night.

Now Sentinels are being targeted, murdered and turned as the fury of an ancient evil is unleashed once more.

And when 15-year-old Nicholas Hallow’s parents are killed in a suspicious train crash, the teenager is drawn into a desperate struggle against malevolent powers.

Sentinel is the first book in the Sentinel Trilogy – a world of unconventional heroes, monsters, murder and magic.


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Echo Boy by Matt Haig

17997707Audrey’s father taught her that to stay human in the modern world, she had to build a moat around herself; a moat of books and music, philosophy and dreams. A moat that makes Audrey different from the echoes: sophisticated, emotionless machines, built to resemble humans and to work for human masters.

Daniel is an echo – but he’s not like the others. He feels a connection with Audrey; a feeling Daniel knows he was never designed to have, and cannot explain.

And when Audrey is placed in terrible danger, he’s determined to save her.


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Smart by Kim Slater

21471613I found Jean’s friend dead in the river. His name was Colin Kirk. He was a homeless man, but he still wanted to live.

There’s been a murder, but the police don’t care. It was only a homeless old man after all.

Kieran cares. He’s made a promise, and when you say something out loud, that means you’re going to do it, for real. He’s going to find out what really happened. To Colin. And to his grandma, who just stopped coming round one day. It’s a good job Kieran’s a master of observation, and knows all the detective tricks of the trade.

But being a detective is difficult when you’re Kieran Woods. When you’re amazing at drawing but terrible at fitting in. And when there are dangerous secrets everywhere, not just outside, but under your own roof.


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The Rescue (Medusa Project #3) by Sophie McKenzie

7878933Fourteen years ago, four babies were implanted with the Medusa gene – a gene for psychic abilities. Now teenagers, Nico, Ketty, Ed and Dylan have been brought together by government agents to create a secret crime-fighting force: The Medusa Project.

Since their existence became known to members of the criminal underworld, they have been hidden away in a secluded training camp in Spain, where their identities are being kept secret.

Life in camp is hard enough, but then things take a turn for the worse. Ed is blackmailed into using his mind-reading powers – and in doing so he threatens to endanger the whole Medusa Project…