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Reader Reviewed The Museum of Things Left Behind
Seni Glaister
Escape into this hugely enjoyable, big-hearted and beautifully written debut novel, set in Vallerosa, a European country you've never heard of before. Full of wisdom, humour and light, The Museum of Things Left Behind is a heart-warming fable for our...
Format: Hardback - Released: 21/05/2015
     
Reader Reviewed Seed
Lisa Heathfield
Fifteen year old Pearl has lived all her life at Seed, a nature-worshipping cult led by a self-imposed father figure, Papa S. Pearl is happy, despite, or maybe because of, her extreme naivety. Contact with the outside world is practically...
Format: Paperback - Released: 16/04/2015
     
I'll Give You the Sun
Jandy Nelson
A rollercoaster story that will pick all readers up and sweep them along in a story that is romantic, tragic, funny and profound. Twins Noah and Jude live their lives in the shadow of each other. They are very different...
Format: Paperback - Released: 02/04/2015
     
The Honours
Tim Clare
Quite simply breathtaking, it’s all too easy to become consumed by this beautifully written, vibrantly different and darkly rich fantasy. Spend 1935 with Delphine who is 12, as she hides in history, in war and battles, seeks out Mr Garforth...
Format: Paperback - Released: 02/04/2015
     
Reader Reviewed The Haunting of Sunshine Girl
Paige McKenzie, Alyssa B. Sheinmel
Sunshine has just turned sixteen when she and her mum leave Texas for a new home in rainy Washington. They’ve not even been there one night before something creepy makes its presence felt, to Paige at least. We the reader...
Format: Paperback - Released: 26/03/2015
     
Reader Reviewed Half Wild
Sally Green
Half Bad was one of the most talked about Young Adult books of 2014. It pitched Nathan, a Half Code witch, with a Black Witch father and White Witch mother, against the ruling Council, who had persecuted him since...
Format: Paperback - Released: 26/03/2015
     
Devil You Know
Cathy MacPhail
Award-winning writer Cathy Macphail, master of the unexpected twist, leads readers into a tense and sometimes violent story before revealing the truth. Newly arrived on an estate in Glasgow, Logan is thrilled when he finds a friend. Baz seems cool...
Format: Paperback - Released: 19/03/2015
     
The Double Shadow
Sally Gardner
What if you could capture your memories and store them safely, then edit out the bad bits and live forever in the good parts of your past? That is what Arnold Ruben wants to do. He builds the Memory Machine...
Format: Paperback - Released: 05/03/2015
     
The Ghosts of Heaven
Marcus Sedgwick
One of our Books of the Year 2014 - Shortlisted for the Costa Children's Book Award 2014 This is a remarkable and surprising book, just when you think you understand it, whoosh, the unexpected taps you on the...
Format: Paperback - Released: 05/03/2015
     
Under My Skin
James Dawson
March 2015 NewGen Book of the Month. March 15 Book of the Month A chilling new horror story from the UK's Queen of Teen.
Format: Paperback - Released: 05/03/2015
     
Reader Reviewed Flesh and Blood
Simon Cheshire
This creepy story is a great addition to the Red Eye horror series for teens. Sam moves into a new neighbourhood when his family come into some money. Everything looks lovely, but on their very first night in their new...
Format: Paperback - Released: 02/03/2015
     
Reader Reviewed The Dolls
Kiki Sullivan
March 2015 New Gen Debut of the Month. This is a delicious treat of a book, the equivalent of a bar of your favourite chocolate, a guilty pleasure to be indulged every once...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/03/2015
     
The Storm
Virginia Bergin
Virgina Bergin’s debut The Rain has already won her a large following among fans of YA. It’s the story of dippy Ruby, who manages, almost in spite of herself, to survive a devastating apocalypse brought about by a killer contagion...
Format: Paperback - Released: 26/02/2015
     
Grasshopper Jungle
Andrew Smith
Longlisted for the 2015 CILIP Carnegie Medal - One of our Books of the Year 2014 -One of the Lovereading4kids Readers' Choice Books of the Year 2014 *** Suitable for 15+ due to explicit content Across a huge canvass...
Format: Paperback - Released: 26/02/2015
     
Black Dove, White Raven
Elizabeth Wein
This is a book that takes its readers soaring through the skies over the Simien Mountains, bearded vultures circling overhead, in an unusual and unforgettable adventure. Emilia and Teo have been flying almost since before they can walk: their mothers,...
Format: Paperback - Released: 26/02/2015
     
Reader Reviewed The Alex Crow
Andrew Smith
Andrew Smith’s novel Grasshopper Jungle, a wild and totally original adventure about giant killer bugs terrorizing a small US town, is on the longlist for the Carnegie Medal. Here again he puts adolescent boys at the heart of a...
Format: Paperback - Released: 26/02/2015
     
Thinner Than Water
Sue Hampton
A thought provoking, fascinating and completely captivating book about the importance of family, self awareness and self belief. Kim and Fizzy, both 15 years old, (one fiercely independent and sharply witty and the other earnest, kind and thoughtful) are totally...
Format: Paperback - Released: 19/02/2015
     
Insurgent
Veronica Roth
This is heart-pounding dystopian fiction at its very best. Insurgent is the thrillingly dark sequel to the New York Times bestselling debut, Divergent. No teenager should miss these great reads.Will have fans of The Hunger Games, Matched and Blood...
Format: Paperback - Released: 19/02/2015
     
Reader Reviewed The Catalyst
Helena Coggan
Positively and dynamically different, this debut provokes and challenges your interest from the first few pages. Although classed as fantasy, it doesn't feel as though it should be exclusively pigeon-holed as such, there are so many things that are recognisable,...
Format: Hardback - Released: 19/02/2015
     
Reader Reviewed My Heart and Other Black Holes
Jasmine Warga
Provocative, insightful and stimulating, this is a surprisingly simple yet captivating story featuring a deep and harrowing subject that is often avoided. It initially feels as though a story about suicide shouldn't work, yet it emphatically does and on so...
Format: Paperback - Released: 12/02/2015
     
Reader Reviewed Apple and Rain
Sarah Crossan
Apple is sure that one day her mother will return. And when that happens she is sure that everything in her life will be good again. But when Mum does return, Apple finds that what you wish for may not...
Format: Paperback - Released: 12/02/2015
     
The Mortal Instruments 6 City of Heavenly Fire
Cassandra Clare
Shadowhunters and demons square off, lives will be lost, love sacrificed, and the whole world changed, for the sixth book and the final showdown in the spellbinding, seductive conclusion to the internationally bestselling Mortal Instruments series from Cassandra Clare. The Mortal...
Format: Paperback - Released: 05/02/2015
     
The Sky Is Everywhere
Jandy Nelson
This is a debut novel that once readwill never be forgotten. It's a vibrant, deeply romantic novel that will bring tears to your eyes but it will also bring laughter through the tears! It's also funny, sexy and deeply meaningful....
Format: Paperback - Released: 05/02/2015
     
The Sin Eater's Daughter
Melinda Salisbury
February 2015 NewGen Debut of the Month. Like the very best fantasy, The Sin Eater’s Daughter creates a world that is both totally strange, and...
Format: Paperback - Released: 05/02/2015
     
Reader Reviewed Seven Days
Eve Ainsworth
Life at home is horrible for Jess since her father left. There’s very little money and her mum struggles just to keep the family going. But she has even worse problems at school where she is bullied, especially by Kez,...
Format: Paperback - Released: 05/02/2015
     
Reader Reviewed The Dogs
Allan Stratton
Ghost story and psychological thriller, The Dogs will keep readers nervous and guessing to the very end. Cameron and his mum have been on the run from his violent father nearly all his life, moving from town to town, trying...
Format: Paperback - Released: 05/02/2015
     
Before I Die
Jenny Downham
Winner of the Branford Boase Award 2008 for debut novel. This is a haunting yet truly amazing read but don't read it too young. Definitely not for someone less than 14 years old. If you knew you were going to...
Format: Paperback - Released: 26/02/2015
     
Reader Reviewed Tape
Steven Camden
This stunning debut novel by acclaimed spoken-word artist Steven Camden tells two stories which take place twenty years apart but which are connected by one old cassette tape. Ryan and Ameliah each tell their story. Both are suffering unhappiness following...
Format: Paperback - Released: 29/01/2015
     
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian
Sherman Alexie
A remarkable and heart-warming story of survival that avoids sadness or sentimentality because of its original story telling and brilliant black humour. Junior relates the complicated journey of his life travelling from the poverty and lack of opportunity on a...
Format: Paperback - Released: 29/01/2015
     
Reader Reviewed Me and Mr J
Rachel McIntyre
February 2015 NewGen Debut of the Month. Lara is having a tough time at home: her dad’s business has gone bust, money is very tight,...
Format: Paperback - Released: 29/01/2015
     
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