The clock is ticking, the president is on the phone and
the bomb will detonate any moment. I'm nervous and
edgy, and I'm not even the one saving the world.









   
The wolves of Willoughby Chase
by Joan Aiken (1962)
First book in the Wolves of Willoughby Chase series
   

Lionboy
by Zizou Corder (2003)
First book in the Lion boy series








Tomorrow, when the war began
by John Marsden (1993)
First book in the Tomorrow series







Girl, missing
by Sophie McKenzie (2006)
First book in the Girl, missing series







The recruit
by Robert Muchamore (2004)
First book in the CHERUB series








The amulet of Samarkand
by Jonathan Stroud (2003)
First book in the Bartimaeus series








Cue for treason
by Geoffrey Trease (1940)
















Jimmy Coates: Killer
by Joe Craig (2005)
First book in the Jimmy Coates series
   
Smith
by Leon Garfield (1967)
   
Stormbreaker
by Anthony Horowitz (2000)
First book in the Alex Rider series
   
Skulduggery Pleasant
by Derek Landy (2007)
First book in the Skulduggery Pleasant series


January
January
by Gabrielle Lord (2009)
First book in the Conspiracy 365 series







The apothecary
by Maile Meloy (2011)
First book in the Apothecary series
   
Trash
by Andy Mulligan (2010)
   

   
The set-up
by Sophie McKenzie (2009)
First book in the Medusa project series
   
The billionaire's curse
by Richard Newsome (2009)
First book in the Billionaire series








13
by James Phelan (2013)
First book in The last thirteen series
   
Percy Jackson and the lightning thief
by Rick Riordan (2005)
First book in the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series