Department 19: The Rising

by Will Hill

Part of the Department 19 Series

'new gen' - Great Fiction for Young Adults eBooks of the Month

LoveReading View on Department 19: The Rising

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...

Department 19: The Rising Synopsis

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.

Department 19: The Rising Press 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

If you loved this, you might like these...

Speaking in Bones
Bones Never Lie
Bones Never Lie (Temperance Brennan 17)
Bones of the Lost (Temperance Brennan 16)

All versions of this book

ISBN: 9780007354504
Publication date: 02/08/2012
Publisher: HarperCollins Children's Books an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9780007354481
Publication date: 29/03/2012
Publisher: HarperCollins Children's Books an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780007354504
Publication date: 2nd August 2012
Author: Will Hill
Publisher: HarperCollins Children's Books an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 704 pages
Genres: NewGen - YA Fiction, eBook Favourites,
Categories: Horror & ghost stories, chillers (Children's / Teenage), Adventure stories (Children's / Teenage),

About 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. 

More About Will Hill

More Books By Will Hill

Cover for After the Fire by Will Hill
Cover for Darkest Night by Will Hill
Cover for Department 19: Zero Hour by Will Hill
View All Books By Will Hill

Share this book