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Department 19: The Rising by Will Hill
  

Department 19: The Rising

Part of the Department 19 Series
NewGen - YA Fiction   
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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.

The series so far...

Department 19

The Rising

Battle Lines

Zero Hour

reader reviews

A small number of teenagers were lucky enough to be invited to review the first in thiis series, Department 19. Here's a taster....'Full of thrills, danger, action and romance Department 19 is an exciting book that will hold most readers captivated..'.... Scroll down to read more reviews...

If you like Will Hill you might also like to read books by Kathy Reichs.

Synopsis

Department 19: The Rising by Will Hill

91 DAYS TILL ZERO HOUR. THAT'S 91 DAYS TO RUN. 91 DAYS TO HIDE. OR 91 DAYS TO PRAY FOR DEPARTMENT 19 TO SAVE YOU... After the terrifying attack on Lindisfarne at the end of the first book, Jamie, Larissa and Kate are recovering at Department 19 headquarters, waiting for news of Dracula,s stolen ashes. They won't be waiting for long. Vampire forces are gathering. Old enemies are getting too close. And Dracula...is rising.

Reviews

PRAISE FOR DEPARTMENT 19:

'Bram Stoker can stop turning in his grave: his 21st-century legacy extends beyond Twilight.' - The Telegraph

'Enough weaponry to satisfy the most warlike of pre-teen boys and enough action on every page to qualify for a health warning' - Belfast News

'Injects some blood and thunder back into the vamp mythos...this is a lively set-up to what looks to be a fun and blood-soaked YA thrill ride' - SFX Magazine Hill

'hits the ground running in this explosive debut, an action thriller inspired by a genre classic... this is a nonstop thrill ride right up to the cliffhanger ending. This cinematic adrenaline rush has the makings of a surefire hit.' Publishers Weekly

'plenty of high-octane action, groovy specialized vampire-fighting equipment, buckets of gore, intriguing historical side trips and even a little romance...' Kirkus Review

The best action horror story I have ever read Bookzoneforboys

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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Book Info

Publication date

2nd August 2012

Author

Will Hill

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Publisher

HarperCollins Children's Books an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers

Format

Paperback
704 pages
Interest Age: From 13 years

Categories

Horror & ghost stories, chillers (Children's / Teenage)
Adventure stories (Children's / Teenage)

ISBN

9780007354504

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