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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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Tasha Kavanagh, author of psychological thriller Things We Have in Common, explains how her previous work as a film editor on productions such as 12 Monkeys and The Talented Mr Ripley taught her some valuable lessons in developing scenes in her fiction.

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The experience of reading a book in the country where it was set was a surprisingly immersive experience for writer Sunny Singh. So when she published her own novel, Hotel Arcadia, this year, she encouraged her readers to send her pictures of the book in the place where they had read it, with gratifying consequences.

How a book chose me
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Robert A Caro's astounding 1974 Pulitzer Prize-winner The Power Broker has finally been made available in the UK. Will Hammond, the editor who acquired UK rights, explains why it's a book he just had to publish.

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