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The Serpent's ShadowRead the first chapter of Rick Riordan's just-published The Serpent's Shadow.

 

The Hunger GamesRead the first chapter of Suzanne Collins' The Hunger Games and Catching Fire here.

 

A Monster CallsRead the first chapter [PDF download] and see Jim Kay’s stunning illustrations from Patrick Ness’ A Monster Calls

Extract from A MONSTER CALLS written by Patrick Ness, from an original idea by Siobhan Dowd & illustrated by Jim Kay Text © 2011 Patrick Ness From an original idea by Siobhan Dowd Illustrations © 2011 Jim Kay
Reproduced by permission of Walker Books Ltd, London SE11 5HJ. www.walker.co.uk

 

The Son of NeptuneThe Son of Neptune, Percy Jackson Returns - read the opening chapter! [PDF download]

 

Scorpia RisingOut Now! Scorpia Rising in paperback - read the first chapter here [PDF download]

 

Clockwork  AngelClockwork Angel out now in paperback - read the first chapter here [PDF download]

 

City of Fallen AngelsJust out! Mortal Instruments 4: City of Fallen Angels, read the first chapter here. [PDF download]
Or catch up on the first chapters of the previous books in the series: Book 1: City of Bones; Book 2: City of Ashes; Book 3: City of Glass [PDF downloads]

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