NBS recommends suspense-filled novels
(The Philippine Star) Updated September 04, 2011 12:00 AM Comments (0)
Heart Wishes: An Edilean Novel
By Jude Devereux
MANILA, Philippines - Gemma Ranford wants the job of cataloguing the documents of one of Edilean’s oldest families, the Fraziers, so much that she is ready to do battle to get it. Fascinated with history, and desperately trying to finish her dissertation, she’s confident that the papers will yield new information to invigorate her research. What she doesn’t expect to find are repeated references to the Heartwishes Stone, a magical talisman said to grant wishes to anyone named Frazier. Something that powerful could put the entire family in danger if it fell into the wrong hands but like most people, Gemma writes it off as pure legend. Yet as she spends more time with the family, she realizes that the most secret wishes of each of the Fraziers are slowly coming true and that in the meantime, she’s falling hopelessly in love with the eldest son, Colin. The trouble is, she’s not the only one who has noticed that the stone’s powers have been awakened, and an international thief is also on the hunt. Working together, Gemma and Colin must find the stone before it can be used against the family, but not before each of their deepest desires is discovered.
By Rachel Ward
Since the day her mother died, Jem has known about numbers. Numbers that pop into her head when she looks into someone’s eyes. They’re dates, the numbers. Dates predicting death and burdened by such grim knowledge. Jem avoids relationships. Until she hooks up with Spider and decides to take a chance. But on a date to London, Jem foresees a chilling chain of events. The city’s a target. The clock’s running out. The countdown is on to a blow-up, her world is about to explode.
The Betrayal Of Natalie Hargrove
By Lauren Kate
Natalie Hargrove has been dreaming for years of being crowned senior class prom queen. She’s got everything it takes: beauty, popularity, and ambition. When a boy from her past threatens to ruin her flawless plan, Natalie sets into motion a chain of events meant to regain control. But she’s made one fatal mistake. Blackmail and buried desire, dark secrets and even darker deeds cause Natalie to unravel. Because, it turns out, fate is the one thing more twisted than Natalie Hargrove.
Kill Me If You Can
By James Patterson and Marshall Karp
Matthew Bannon, a poor art student living in New York City, finds a duffel bag filled with diamonds during a chaotic attack at Grand Central Station. Plans for a worry-free life with his gorgeous girlfriend, Katherine, fill his thoughts until he realizes that he is being hunted, and that whoever is after him won’t stop until they have reclaimed the diamonds and exacted maximum revenge. Trailing him is the Ghost, the world’s greatest assassin, who has just pulled off his most high-profile hit: killing Walter Zelvas, a top member of the international diamond syndicate. There’s only one small problem. The diamonds he was supposed to retrieve from Zelvas are missing. Now the Ghost is on Bannon’s trail but so is a rival assassin who would like nothing more than to make the Ghost disappear forever.
By Elizabeth Miles
Sometimes sorry isn’t enough. It’s winter break in Ascension, Maine. The snow is falling and everything looks pristine and peaceful. But not all is as it seems. Between cosy traditions and parties with her friends, Emily loves the holidays. And this year’s even better--the guy she’s been into for months is finally noticing her. But Em knows if she starts things with him, there’s no turning back because his girlfriend is Em’s best friend. On the other side of town, Chase is having problems of his own. The stress of his home life is starting to take its toll, and his social life is unravelling. But that’s nothing compared to what’s really haunting him. Chase has done something cruel something the perfect guy he pretends to be would never do. And it’s only a matter of time before he’s exposed. In Ascension, mistakes can be deadly. And three girls’ three beautiful, mysterious girls are here to choose who will pay. Em and Chase have been chosen.
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