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Department 19 by Will Hill
  

Department 19

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This is a well crafted debut paranormal novel for teens but it's much more than that for it features a cleverly laid plot that revolves around a government secret agency who pull into the organisation a 14 year old Jamie whose mother has been kidnapped by some strange creatures. And yes, vampires do also come into it, most of them as baddies and involved in some quite gruesome parts to the plot but very necessary to keep the reader engaged. Much more action, suspense and yes, gore than you'd expect from the typical paranormal/horror offerings at the current time and well worth a read. We suspect the next one may already be in the writing, featuring Jamie who is a key protagonist you really feel for and understand.

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Department 19 by Will Hill

In a secret supernatural battle that's been raging for over a century, the stakes have just been raised -- and they're not wooden anymore. When Jamie Carpenter's mother is kidnapped by strange creatures, he finds himself dragged into Department 19, the government's most secret agency. Fortunately for Jamie, Department 19 can provide the tools he needs to find his mother, and to kill the vampires who want him dead. But unfortunately for everyone, something much older is stirring, something even Department 19 can't stand up against!

About the Author

Will Hill

Will Hill grew up in the north-east of England and worked as a bartender, bookseller and in publishing, before quitting to write full-time. His first novel, Department 19 – the first in a series of five – was published in 2011 to widespread acclaim, garnering Will, and the series, a huge fan base. Will now lives in east London with his girlfriend.

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Publication date

31st March 2011

Author

Will Hill

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Publisher

HarperCollins Children's Books an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers

Format

Hardback

Categories

NewGen - YA Fiction
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ISBN

9780007354450

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