Thirteen

3.41 based on 1179 ratings & 188 reviews on Goodreads.com
Macmillan Children's Books

Publication date: 13.02.2014
ISBN: 9781447250449
Number of pages: 336

Synopsis

Born at midnight in London, on the stroke of the new millennium, Adam is the target of a cult that believes boys born on this date must die before the end of their thirteenth year. Twelve boys have been killed so far. Coron, the crazy cult leader, will stop at nothing to bring in his new kingdom. And now he is planning a bombing spectacular across London to celebrate the sacrifice of his final victim: Adam.

Thirteen is the first in an exciting action series from debut author Tom Hoyle.

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I found myself gripped and not able to put it down until I knew what happened. The author has a sequel planned and I will be looking out for it.
jilllovestoread.blogspot.co.uk
I loved the storyline of thirteen kids being born on the 1st of January 2000 and a clan of crazy ass people chasing after them to kill them before they hit the age of 14 so that their leader can "cleanse the world" of evil. It makes you realise how easily persuaded and gullible humans actually are.
doughnutandco.blogspot.co.uk
The characters were great, both the 'good' and the 'bad'. Coron was a brilliant crazy cult leader. Adam was a really likeable character, and the way he fantasised about being a hero before talking sense into himself was really cute. It is definitely something I would recommend for a younger, male reader who enjoys books such as The Recruit by Robert Muchamore.
arabooklover.blogspot.co.uk