Monday, 24 November 2014

Young Adult Fiction (Mature Readers)


NZ Writer R.L Stedman Inner Fire Nationwide Book Distributors  2014   $21.99pb  261pp

ISBN 978 0 4732 9442 7  Themes: Christchurch earthquakes/ Dartmoor, Devon/ Genetic conditions/ London UK/ Personal privacy/ Stress


Christchurch and its continuing earthquakes seems a place to be out of for Corrine and her family and when an on-going genetic condition causes her to set fire to and destroy their home, they opt to move back to the UK from where they originally came.  However problems have a habit of following those affected and further fires happen plus the entrance of a group of sinister men in black and a large network of security cameras that seem to be linked. Corrine is sent to stay with her great-grandmother down in Devon and there she meets the gorgeous Rowan, aged eighteen and who provides the love interest to the story (plus some answers!).  This is a feisty thriller which is already pleasing a large group of teenage girls (see  www.goodreads.com/book/show/23247272-inner-fire for some of their comments).


Year 10 up / Age 14 up

Note: coarse language and sexual descriptions.




If they are not carrying stock of this title bookshops, can order the title directly through Nationwide Book Distributors  http://www.nationwidebooks.co.nz It can also be purchased as both print and eBook through Amazon.com http://www.amazon.com/Inner-Fire-R-L-Stedman-ebook/dp/B00OXPXG04/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1416623982&sr=8-1&keywords=Inner+Fire Or – order it direct through the writer’s web page: www.RLStedman.com

Rachel Stedman won the Best First Book Award in the 2014 NZ Post Book Awards for Children and Young Adults and was a Notable Book in the Storylines 2014 list.

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