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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

Reader Reviewed One
Sarah Crossan
Award-winning Sarah Crossan tells an astonishing and difficult story with the surest of touches in this tender, funny and life affirming book. Grace and Tippi are twins. Not just twins but conjoined twins, sharing the lower half of their bodies....
Format: Hardback - Released: 27/08/2015
     

Other Featured Books this Month

Reader Reviewed Fans of the Impossible Life
Kate Skelsa
September 2015 NewGen Debut of the Month. Told through the eyes of three utterly unforgettable characters, this is a bold and poignant Young Adult debut about the wonders and complexities of love...
Format: Paperback - Released: 10/09/2015
     
Reader Reviewed Sophie Someone
Hayley Long
Sophie Nieuwenleven’s story is shocking, so she tells it in the only way she can – in code, using random code worms to keep any nubby parkers on...
Format: Hardback - Released: 03/09/2015
     
The Rest of Us Just Live Here
Patrick Ness
Daring, beautifully written, full of ideas that will bring the reader up short, The Rest of Us Just Live Here is a dystopian adventure that mocks dystopian adventures while acknowledging the genre’s power to reveal truths, particularly about teenage lives....
Format: Hardback - Released: 27/08/2015
     
Reader Reviewed Demon Road
Derek Landy
Buckle up, because you are in for a hell of a ride! Amber’s parents strike readers – and her – as eccentric, but nothing prepares her for the awful truth, revealed on her sixteenth birthday: they are demons, and so...
Format: Hardback - Released: 27/08/2015
     
Firewalker
Josephine Angelini
The second book in the breathtaking ‘Worldwalker Trilogy’ leaps straight back into the action packed story which began in ‘Trial by Fire’. Back on her native world, Lily attempts to rebuild her life and her friendships, while a persistent FBI...
Format: Paperback - Released: 27/08/2015
     
Reader Reviewed Everything, Everything
Nicola Yoon
Madeline Whittier is allergic to the outside world. So allergic, in fact, that she has never left the house in all of her seventeen years. But when Olly moves in next door, and wants to talk to Maddie, tiny holes...
Format: Paperback - Released: 03/09/2015
     
Reader Reviewed Unbecoming
Jenny Downham
Julia Eccleshare's Book of the Month, September 2015 Award- winning Jenny Downham launched her career with Before I Die. The story of a young girl facing death, it showed a bold author who could write sensitively about a subject that...
Format: Hardback - Released: 03/09/2015
     
Terms
Ben Lyle
Terms is a surprisingly powerful little book, it really does pack a mighty punch. James finishes university in the mid 90’s and takes a trip both physically and in memory back to his unconventional school days. Within a few pages...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/09/2015
     
Reader Reviewed Concentr8
William Sutcliffe
Set in a near-future version of London, where a drug called Concentr8 has been extensively prescribed to young people diagnosed with ADHD, this is the brilliantly provocative second young adult novel from the bestselling author of Are You Experienced? and...
Format: Hardback - Released: 27/08/2015
     
Reader Reviewed The Next Together
Lauren James
At once a sweeping love story and a high-concept page-turner, this ambitious, accomplished debut resonates long after the story has ended. Teenagers Katherine and Matthew are destined to be born again and again. And during their incarnations – the Crimean...
Format: Paperback - Released: 03/09/2015
     
Reader Reviewed Monster
C. J. Skuse
In an isolated boarding school, a group of girls settle in for the holidays. Everyone else has gone home and there are rivalries and animosity between them – this definitely isn’t going to be a happy Christmas. But no-one knows...
Format: Paperback - Released: 24/09/2015
     
Reader Reviewed House of Windows
Alexia Casale
Going up to Cambridge University can be a daunting experience for even the most confident of Freshers. For one thing, there’s having to face a whole new set of emotional and academic hurdles. For another, there’s having to get your...
Format: Paperback - Released: 06/08/2015
     
Goodbye Stranger
Rebecca Stead
Bridge has always been a bit of an oddball, but since she recovered from a serious accident, she's found fitting in with her friends increasingly hard. Tab and Em are getting cooler and better and they don't get why she...
Format: Hardback - Released: 03/09/2015
     

Last Month's Featured Books


Reader Reviewed I Knew You Were Trouble A Jessie Jefferson Novel
Paige Toon
August 2015 NewGen Book of the Month. This entertaining sequel to The Accidental Life of Jessie Jefferson sees Jessie return to...
 
 

Reader Reviewed Drop
Katie Everson
August 2015 NewGen Debut of the Month. Carla has had to move a lot and is used to changing schools, but doesn’t...
 
 

Girl Online
Zoe Sugg
Vlogger Zoella’s fans will fall headlong into this sharply observed, super-realistic teen story. Against a background of first the ordinary ups and downs of life at school followed by an...
 
 

The Moonstone Legacy Trilogy
Diana De Gunzburg, Tony Wild
An action-packed adventurous tale with an added magical touch of the mystical dancing across the pages. A treat of three books in one, we follow brave and capable Lizzy from...
 
 

The Space Between
Don Aker
Jace Anotakis is leaving snowy Nova Scotia for a break in Mexico with his mum, aunt and little brother. It’s his eighteenth birthday and he’s determined to lose his virginity,...
 
 

Reader Reviewed Am I Normal Yet?
Holly Bourne
August 2015 NewGen Book of the Month. Evie is starting sixth form college and like any normal young person wants to fit...
 
 

Reader Reviewed Another Day
David Levithan
A is neither male nor female but wakes up each day in a different teenage body. Readers first met A in Levithan’s bestselling novel Every Day, which was told from...
 
 

Night Owls
Jenn Bennett
August 2015 NewGen Debut of the Month. A chance meeting between two teenagers on San Francisco’s night bus sparks one of the...
 
 

Darkmere
Helen Maslin
Darkmere is the dark, romantic and evocative YA novel from debut author Helen Maslin. Following the lives of two girls a century apart, the novel combines chills and romance to...
 
 

Survivor
Tom Hoyle
None of it would have happened if I hadn't missed a bus… Fifteen-year-old George's life is sent careering down a cataclysmic course when he misses his bus by seconds, notices...
 
 

All Sorts of Possible
Rupert Wallis
Rupert Wallis published his first novel, The Dark Inside, in 2014, to critical acclaim that likened his writing to Patrick Ness and David Almond. Rupert is currently shortlisted for...
 
 

The Month Before's Featured Books


Paper Towns
John Green
Award winning author John Green’s fresh-voiced novel is an utterly gripping story that gives a roller-coaster, unputdownable read. Strongly set with all the details of life in high school, at...
 
 

Reader Reviewed Fire Colour One
Jenny Valentine
July 2015 NewGen Book of the Month. Guardian Prize winning author Jenny Valentine’s long-awaited new novel is clever, beautifully written, full of...
 
 

The Mortal Instruments 1: City of Bones
Cassandra Clare
First in Cassandra Clare's internationally bestselling Mortal Instruments series about the Shadowhunters. A thrilling urban fantasy of vampires, warlocks and shapeshifters that fans of Buffy the Vampire Slayer will love...
 
 

Reader Reviewed Suicide Notes from Beautiful Girls
Lynn Weingarten
July 2015 NewGen Book of the Month. June and Delia had an intense relationship, the kind that is all important, all-consuming even,...
 
 

Reader Reviewed The Accident Season
Moira Fowley-Doyle
July 2015 NewGen Debut of the Month. Each October Cara’s family must endure the accident season when for four weeks, no matter...
 
 

Because You'll Never Meet Me
Leah Thomas
July 2015 NewGen Debut of the Month. The story of an unusual but increasingly close friendship, this is a totally original and...
 
 

Minus Me
Ingelin Rossland
July 2015 NewGen Debut of the Month. Intriguing, stimulating and full of energy, this is a thought-provoking read…it also contains a hidden...
 
 

The Mortal Instruments 2: City of Ashes
Cassandra Clare
We were bowled over by Cassandra’s first, City of Bones and from the feedback from readers you clearly were too. This is the second in The Mortal Instruments series...
 
 

The Mortal Instruments 3: City of Glass
Cassandra Clare
This title is the third instalment in the bestselling urban gothic fantasy sequence, The Mortal Instruments. With two of the Mortal Instruments now in Valentine's hands, the world of the...
 
 

The Mortal Instruments 4: City of Fallen Angels
Cassandra Clare
Fourth in Cassandra Clare's internationally bestselling Mortal Instruments series about the Shadowhunters. The Mortal War is over and sixteen-year-old Clary Fray is back home in New York excited about all...
 
 

The Mortal Instruments 5: City of Lost Souls
Cassandra Clare
Fifth in Cassandra Clare's internationally bestselling Mortal Instruments series about the Shadowhunters. Clary and the Shadowhunters struggle to piece together their shattered world after a betrayal by one of their...
 
 

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...
 
 

Better Left Buried
Emma Haughton
Emma Haughton’s debut won her comparisons with Sophie McKenzie – high praise indeed. Her new book, Better Left Buried, confirms her reputation for taut, well-plotted psychological thrillers. Sarah’s brother has...
 
 

Lorali
Laura Dockrill
A magical adventure of mermaids, pirates, myth and romance. Rory is on Hastings beach the night before his sixteenth birthday when he stumbles across a naked girl. This is Lorali,...
 
 
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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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