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'new gen' - Great Fiction for Teens and Young Adults 'new gen' - Great Fiction for Teens and Young Adults

Especially compiled for Young Adults, this section is awash with wonderful worlds to escape to, great stories and characters you’ll love.

Books of the Month

Under My Skin
James Dawson
March 2015 NewGen Book of the Month. March 15 Book of the Month A thoughtfully provocative and chillingly eerie tale that seizes your attention from the very first page and refuses to...
Format: Paperback - Released: 05/03/2015
     

Other Featured Books this Month

Reader Reviewed The Dolls
Kiki Sullivan
March 2015 NewGen 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
     
Storm & Stone
Joss Stirling
Winner of the Romantic Novel of the Year 2015. Raven Stone has noticed something seriously sinister is happening at the elite boarding school she attends. Students are disappearing and she is determined to find out why. Her enigmatic classmate Kieran...
Format: Paperback - Released: 06/02/2013
     
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
     
Half My Facebook Friends are Ferrets
J. A. Buckle
Humour, technology, friendship, a ferret called Ozzy - this book has got it all.Written in diary format there is plenty here to entertain teens with jokes, music, friendship circles and chaotic family life.
Format: Paperback - Released: 30/01/2014
     
The Ghosts of Heaven
Marcus Sedgwick
Shortlisted for the Bookseller Young Adult Book Prize 2015. 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...
Format: Paperback - Released: 05/03/2015
     
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
     
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
     
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: 06/03/2015
     
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 Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender
Leslye Walton
Shortlisted for the Waterstone's Best Fiction for Teens Award 2015 - *** Suitable for 15+ as some explicit content An enormous family saga unfolds in this story shot through with magic that is helped on its way by lashing of...
Format: Paperback - Released: 02/10/2014
     
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
     
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 Dead Ends
Erin Jade Lange
Shortlisted for the Waterstone's Children's Book Prize Best Fiction for Teens Award 2015 A touching and beautifully observed story about friendship and overcoming family difficulties. An unlikely friendship between A-grade student and violent bully Dane Washington and Billy D,...
Format: Paperback - Released: 03/07/2014
     
Half Bad
Sally Green
Shortlisted for the Bookseller Young Adult Book Prize 2015. Important questions are posed in this richly imagined and fast-paced supernatural thriller with big themes at its heart. Nathan lives in a world that is very similar to our own. But...
Format: Paperback - Released: 03/03/2014
     
Only Ever Yours
Louise O'Neill
Winner of the Bookseller Young Adult Book Prize 2015 -Shortlisted for the Waterstone's Children's Book Prize Best Fiction for Teens Award 2015 In a dystopian future women are created to 'perfection' for the pleasure of men for beauty in...
Format: Paperback - Released: 03/07/2014
     
Robot Overlords Robots Never Lie
Mark Stay
The robots have taken over planet Earth and imposed a seven year curfew in order to collect information the better to resist and conquer other organic life forms. A bunch of teenagers work out a way to get ‘under the...
Format: Paperback - Released: 12/02/2015
     

Last Month's Featured Books

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...
 
 
Love Hurts
Malorie Blackman
Malorie Blackman has compiled a collection of short stories from some of the best young adult authors writing today. For anyone who has ever loved and lost - and loved...
 
 
Reader Reviewed Captive
A.J. Grainger
Captive starts with a bang and keeps the tension high. Robyn, the prime minister’s daughter, is kidnapped by eco-terrorists, the same group who recently tried to assassinate her father. These...
 
 
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...
 
 
Reader Reviewed I Was Here
Gayle Forman
February 2015New Gen Author of the Month. Best-selling Gayle Forman’s I Was Here explores the complicated repercussions of suicide on all those who are left behind. Cody and Meg have...
 
 
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...
 
 
Reader Reviewed The Earth is Singing
Vanessa Curtis
February 2015 NewGen Book of the Month. Of the many stories of the Holocaust,...
 
 
Reader Reviewed Me and Mr J
Rachel McIntyre
February 2015 NewGen Debut of the Month. Lara is having a tough time at...
 
 
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...
 
 
The Sin Eater's Daughter
Melinda Salisbury
February 2015 NewGen Debut of the Month. Like the very best fantasy, The Sin...
 
 
My True Love Gave to Me Valentine's Edition
Stephanie Perkins, Holly Black, David Levithan
Romance isn’t dead – and it isn’t a soppy thing either! At least according to the twelve fabulous stories about love of all kinds that are included in this collection....
 
 
Forever
Judy Blume
Judy Blume's classic novel, now available with a brand-new cover look to celebrate the 40th anniversary. Controversial when it was first published, Forever is a classic title which tenderly describes...
 
 
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...
 
 
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...
 
 
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...
 
 
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...
 
 
Zom-B Bride
Darren Shan
From the master of horror comes the 10th Zom-B instalment. B Smith has been reunited with the murderous maniac clown, Mr. Dowling. To her shock and consternation, he's desperate to...
 
 
Zom-b Clans
Darren Shan
In this latest instalment, B’s fellow Angel, Vinyl, is being held hostage by the sinister Owl Man who will only release him in exchange for B’s own dangerous captive. ...
 
 

The Month Before's Featured Books

Department 19: Zero Hour
Will Hill
Department 19 still stands against the darkness. But for how much longer? Book four in the explosive series from bestselling author, Will Hill, that captivates teens. Page-turning action combines with...
 
 
Inflicted
Ria Frances
An intelligent and wisely written novel that deals with several difficult topics with sensitivity and understanding. Set in the year 2010 and proving that friendship can cross many boundaries including...
 
 
The Bletchley Girls
Tessa Dunlop
January 2015 Non-Fiction Book of the Month. Interest in Bletchley Park has reached dizzying and glamorous heights, so to read a realistic...
 
 
Reader Reviewed There Will be Lies
Nick Lake
Truth and lies collide in a superbly twisty, heart-in-mouth thriller. Nick Lake's masterful storytelling and narrative trickery gives There Will Be Lies genuine crossover appeal and will appeal to anyone...
 
 
The Age of Miracles
Karen Thompson Walker
This stunning debut has a fascinating premise that 'the earth is slowing down' and it provides a unique framework for this memorable, haunting and bittersweet coming of age novel. It...
 
 
Reader Reviewed Sleepless
Lou Morgan
It is summer time at Clerkenwell and the pressure is on. At this school for the academically elite, failure is not an option and exams are looming. Rich, smart and...
 
 
Reader Reviewed The Art of Being Normal
Lisa Williamson
January 2015 NewGen Debut of the Month. This is a sensitive, often funny and thoroughly engaging story of teenagers coming to terms...
 
 
Vendetta
Catherine Doyle
This Romeo and Juliet story throbs with passion and mystery from the opening chapter to the very end! Sophie Gracewell is on her way home from her job at the...
 
 
Hope in a Ballet Shoe
Michaela DePrince, Elaine DePrince
The amazing true story of how an orphan from Sierra Leone has become a major US ballet star. Michaela DePrince’s life began in a country wracked by conflict. Her parents...
 
 
Reader Reviewed The Door That Led to Where
Sally Gardner
January 2015 NewGen Book of the Month. A new novel by multi-award winning Sally Gardner is always highly anticipated. She is one...
 
 
Reader Reviewed All the Bright Places
Jennifer Niven
Fans of John Green will love this heart-wrenching teenage novel. School students Violet and Theodore Finch first meet on the ledge at the top of the school bell-tower. Of course,...
 
 
Reader Reviewed Frozen Charlotte
Alex Bell
Following the sudden death of her best friend, Sophie hopes that spending the summer with family on a remote Scottish island will be just what she needs. But the old...
 
 
Reader Reviewed The Year of the Rat
Clare Furniss
One of our Books of the Year 2014 Heartbreak is made bearable by humour in this gripping and touching story of sixteen year old Pearl, struggling to keep going after...
 
 
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Life-lessons, loves, laughs & LOADS more! _________________________ Especially compiled for Young Adults, this section is awash with wonderful worlds to escape to, great stories and characters you’ll love. _________________________

The teenage years are such a vibrant and vivid time in your life. Adventure, friendships, self-discovery are all there in spades, but there’s frustration too, impatience and a strong desire to be understood. This section of fantastic books for teens and young adult readers is filled with stories that reflect all of these feelings in settings that will give flight to your imagination. Be inspired by tales of self-discovery, run the rocky road of first romance, battle big issues in mysterious worlds, beat the bleak future of dystopian regimes, or laugh out loud at the ridiculousness of it all. There’s something here for all tastes and moods from half-god heroes to horseback holidays and literally everything in between.

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