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



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

In Bloom
Matthew Crow
April 2014 Debut of the Month. As funny as it is moving, this is wonderfully vibrant and life-affirming story as told by fifteen year old...
Format: Paperback - Released: 20/03/2014
     

Reader Reviewed The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender
Leslye Walton
April 2014 'New Gen' Debut of the Month. An enormous family saga unfolds in this story shot through with magic that is helped on...
Format: Hardback - Released: 27/03/2014
     

Light
Michael Grant
Gripping, scary and unputdownable from the first page of the first book in this brilliantly plotted series right through to the last word in this the sixth and final heart-stopping instalment in the bestselling GONE series that really put dystopia...
Format: Paperback - Released: 27/03/2014
     

The Wall
William Sutcliffe
A moving and thought-provoking story which will encourage readers to question divisions in society. Joshua lives safely on one side of the Wall. When he finds a tunnel under the Wall he can’t help wanting to explore. Meeting a family...
Format: Paperback - Released: 13/03/2014
     

Reader Reviewed Bone Jack
Sara Crowe
A haunting story in which Ash and his soldier father are linked by traditions from the past and struggles in the present. When Dad returns from the war, Ash expects him to be a hero. But Dad is far from...
Format: Paperback - Released: 03/04/2014
     

Reader Reviewed Fearsome Dreamer
Laure Eve
A sensual and provocative novel about the power and the peril of dreaming in which danger, betrayal and obsession will grip you from the beginning. With a unique blend of fantasy and alternate history, Fearsome Dreamer introduces the reader to...
Format: Paperback - Released: 03/04/2014
     

ZOM-B Baby
Darren Shan
Zom-B Baby is the fifth instalment in Darren Shan’s epic Zom-B series. In his latest book, the ‘Master of Horror’ gives readers relative pause for thought after the break-neck pace of the first four books. How do you know if you're...
Format: Paperback - Released: 27/03/2014
     

ZOM-B Mission
Darren Shan
Mission number seven in the brilliantly horror-rich Zom-B series in which the dead have taken over the world. The undead, whether they are a revitalised or a revived, are being hacked down and killed everywhere. B Smith sets off on...
Format: Hardback - Released: 27/03/2014
     

Fangirl
Rainbow Rowell
An utterly captivating love story about opening your heart by major US bestselling author, Rainbow Rowell, whose debut novel in the UK, Eleanor & Park was a huge hit and her ever-growing legion of fans here in the UK...
Format: Paperback - Released: 30/01/2014
     

Amy and Matthew
Cammie McGovern
Deeply romantic, this is a moving love story that will leave readers thinking afresh about being different. Amy is clearly different; wheelchair bound and speaking though a computer she fights hard to be fully integrated with her high school peers....
Format: Paperback - Released: 27/03/2014
     

Reader Reviewed Dance of the Dark Heart
Julie Hearn
Julie Hearn’s gripping historical story balances romance and violence dextrously as good and evil play out in tandem. Born in adverse circumstances and abandoned as a baby, Jack grows up as foster sister to Janet whom he adores. But while...
Format: Paperback - Released: 03/04/2014
     

The Fallen
Charlie Higson
Best-selling Charlie Higson continues his gripping zombie series which began with The Enemy. The Holloway Crew, weakened but still functioning, have now travelled across London and reached the Natural History Museum. Despite their failing powers, they are determined to fight...
Format: Paperback - Released: 03/04/2014
     

Fragments
Caroline Green
The thrilling follow-up to the award-winning Cracks, Fragments is a taut, suspenseful and fast-paced thriller set in a near future Britain in which the authorities want to crush Kyla's very freedom and brainwash her in order to tap into her...
Format: Paperback - Released: 06/03/2014
     

Reader Reviewed All the Truth That's In Me
Julie Berry
A deeply romantic story set against a background of terrible prejudice and astonishing violence. Snatched from her home by a violent predator who cuts out her tongue to silence her, Judith becomes an outcast to her community. In silence she...
Format: Paperback - Released: 06/03/2014
     

Half Bad
Sally Green
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 it has one very big difference: there is a...
Format: Paperback - Released: 03/03/2014
     

The Recruit
Robert Muchamore
A 2014 World Book Night selection. A terrorist doesn't let strangers in her flat because they might be undercover police or intelligence agents, but her children bring their mates home and they run all over the place. The terrorist doesn't know...
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/04/2004
     

The Eye of Zoltar
Jasper Fforde
A Maxim Jakubowski selected title. Humour writer Fforde was one of the first to cross the borderlines between crime and fantasy with his wonderful Thursday Next novels which plunged its delighful sleuthette into...
Format: Hardback - Released: 10/04/2014
     

The Edge of the Water
Elizabeth George
The second in her Young Adult series which are set in her native America and bring touches of the supernatural into the suspense story. I mention all this for she is better known for her very English detective novels featuring...
Format: Hardback - Released: 10/04/2014
     

Vampire Academy
Richelle Mead
This edition features exclusive movie cover artwork. A brand new movie tie-in edition of the international Number 1 bestselling Vampire Academy series by Richelle Mead - a dark and dangerous paranormal romance...Read it before it hits cinemas in April 2014!
Format: Paperback - Released: 06/02/2014
     

Vampire Academy: the Ultimate Guide
Richelle Mead
Sink your teeth into the must-have collector's item for every fan of Richelle Mead's Vampire Academy series, complete with color photos from the set of the movie!
Format: Paperback - Released: 30/01/2014
     

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'new gen' is a treasure trove of books and authors that aims to bridge the reading gap for the teen / young adult audience. From laugh-out-loud beach reads, steamy paranormal romances, mesmerising thrillers and compelling dystopian tales there is something for every young adult taste.

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Here you'll find authors who specifically write for the teen market along with authors whose books are incredibly relevant to teenagers, The Catcher in the Rye would be the classic example.

 

Every title we choose aims to be not only a great read but offer insights and help as the challenges of adulthood begin.

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dystopian fictionDYSTOPIAN FICTION
NEW SECTION NOT TO MISS. Look out for the new  category logo to guide you to the best stories about dark alternative futures. Perfect for fans of The Hunger Games, Wither or Cormac McCarthy's classic The Road.

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You’ll find writers like Melvin Burgess and Kevin Brooks, whose addictive stories are woven around real issues, stuff you might have encountered in the real world. What makes them unique is that the lead characters tend to be teenagers too, making them easy to identify with. And what makes Lovereading.co.uk the best place to find books?


For even more teenage fiction don't miss our special Under Cover Reads section from Walker Books.

 

You can download a free Opening Extract of each book, usually about the first chapter. Read it on your screen, or print it off and enjoy anywhere. We give you enough of a book to see whether it’s your sort of thing.

 

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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...
 
 
 


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In the wild, decadent atmosphere of Venice Carnival, dark forces are at work. Philippa Gregory is well known for her historical fiction but has now turned her talents to teen...
 
 
 


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Never Ending
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