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



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

My True Love Gave to Me
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. Rainbow Rowell’s Midnights will strike a chord with all those...
Format: Hardback - Released: 09/10/2014
     

Catalyst
S. J. Kincaid
This mind blowing all action finale to the ‘Insignia’ trilogy more than lives up to expectations. The author has been so clever with this series; creating a group of characters who feel so authentic and essentially real, then placing them...
Format: Paperback - Released: 06/11/2014
     

The Bane Chronicles

Ever wanted to know why Magnus Bane is banned from Peru? Or what he got up to during the French Revolution? Or what he bought Alec Lightwood as a birthday present? This title features ten short stories that follow the...
Format: Paperback - Released: 11/11/2014
     

The Manifesto on How to be Interesting
Holly Bourne
Bree is by no means popular. Most of the time, she hates her life, her school, her never-there parents. So she writes. But when Bree is told she needs to stop shutting the world out and start living a life...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/08/2014
     

Reader Reviewed Hacked
Tracy Alexander
A clever, interesting and refreshing read, prepare for your thoughts to be thoroughly provoked. Dan is far too clever for his own good and he is sucked in and down onto the murky, dangerous road of hacking. The author shows...
Format: Paperback - Released: 06/11/2014
     

Atlantia
Ally Condie
A beautifully tense dystopian read where deception and intrigue lurk at every corner. The author builds her story slowly but surely, settling you in to this very different world of an underwater city and allowing you to understand the processes...
Format: Paperback - Released: 06/11/2014
     

The Creeps
John Connolly
Written for young adults but enjoyable for readers of all ages this is (sadly) the last in the Samuel Johnson series. This isn’t the first time Samuel and his dog Boswell have faced off against the forces of evil, but...
Format: Paperback - Released: 09/10/2014
     

Shardik
Richard Adams
Richard Adams' cult classic, reissued with a new introduction from the author to celebrate its 40th anniversary.Enter a world of ferocious savagery, ‘Shardik’ was written after ‘Watership Down’ and on the surface is as different as different can be, there...
Format: Hardback - Released: 06/11/2014
     

Reader Reviewed The House of Hades
Rick Riordan
November 2014 Book of the Month. The powerful forces of the gods, demi-gods and monster shape this action packed adventure in which danger lurks in...
Format: Paperback - Released: 02/10/2014
     

Inflicted
Ria Frances
When sixteen year old Theo Drew meets Anna Levinsky, a Holocaust survivor, he is barely alive. Cosseting him in her home, Anna cares for Theo while he recovers from extreme emotional trauma in the wake of a family tragedy. Believing...
Format: Paperback - Released: 25/09/2014
     

The Iliad
Rosemary Sutcliff
A stunningly illustrated edition of Homer’s classic adventure story which has been vibrantly retold by the late Rosemary Sutcliff who adds her own story-telling magic to Homer’s original. The stories which led to the Greek’s siege of Troy, which include...
Format: Hardback - Released: 07/08/2014
     

The Ghosts of Heaven
Marcus Sedgwick
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 shoulder again. There are four quarters to this...
Format: Hardback - Released: 02/10/2014
     

A Song for Ella Grey
David Almond, David Almond
I'm the one who's left behind. I'm the one to tell the tale. I knew them both...knew how they lived and how they died. Claire is Ella Grey's best friend. She's there when the whirlwind arrives on the scene: catapulted...
Format: Hardback - Released: 02/10/2014
     

Divergent
Veronica Roth
Heart-pounding and thrilling urban dystopian fiction from an exciting young author. A No. 1 New York Times bestseller debut, Divergent is now available in this special collector's hardback edition, boasting 72 pages of bonus content. A novel of non-stop suspense...
Format: Hardback - Released: 06/11/2014
     

Reader Reviewed The Blood of Olympus
Rick Riordan
November 2014 Book of the Month. Another awesome epic from Rick Riordan who has created a vibrant and compelling landscape for adventure hewn from Greek...
Format: Hardback - Released: 07/10/2014
     

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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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Try the Author Like-for-Like tool when you've finished all the books by one author you love, and don't know what to read next. Just type in a favourite writer's name, and we'll suggest others, equally brilliant and with a similar style.

 

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Last Month's Featured Books
The Month Before's Featured Books 


Reader Reviewed Infinite Sky
C. J. Flood
One of our Books of the Year 2013 Shot through with danger as adolescence can be, this is a powerful coming of age novel which combines dark realities with optimism...
 
 
 


Reader Reviewed Lies We Tell Ourselves
Robin Talley
October 2014 Debut of the Month. Fascinating, commanding and stimulating; this work of fiction is...
 
 
 


The Edge of the Water
Elizabeth George
On Whidbey Island, secrets never stay buried. A mysterious girl who won't speak; a coal-black seal named Nera that returns to the same place every year; a bitter feud of...
 
 
 


Reader Reviewed A Little in Love
Susan Fletcher
Eponine tells the heart wrenching story of her own life of suffering and cruelty in this emotional roller coaster taken from Victor Hugo’s Les Miserables. Brought up in poverty, from...
 
 
 


Terror Kid
Benjamin Zephaniah
Perceptive, provocative and deeply moving, Benjamin Zephaniah tells a hard hitting story about how dangerous making one simple wrong choice can be. Rico loves computers and he is brilliant at...
 
 
 


Dread Eagle
Alex Woolf
Adventurous steampunk at its very best, three cheers for the start to a fabulous new series that will leave...
 
 
 


Reader Reviewed The Calling
James Frey, Nils Johnson-Shelton
Chosen from across the world, a fight to the death is the destiny of the twelve young people who have been selected to represent their families in the Endgame. The...
 
 
 


Afterworlds
Scott Westerfeld
A clever, stimulating novel painting a picture of first loves and first drafts. Darcy, at eighteen, moves to New York City after her book wins a publishing deal. As her...
 
 
 


Reader Reviewed Black Ice
Becca Fitzpatrick
Black Ice is New York Times bestselling author Becca Fitzpatrick’s riveting romantic thriller, set against the treacherous backdrop of the mountains of Wyoming. Whether you’re new to Becca’s writing or...
 
 
 


Reader Reviewed Belzhar
Meg Wolitzer
From internationally bestselling author Meg Wolitzer, and published by John Green's editor, Belzhar is a breathtaking and surprising story about first love, deep sorrow, and the power of acceptance.
 
 
 


Reader Reviewed Clariel
Garth Nix
The long awaited prequel to the original ‘The Old Kingdom’ trilogy will cause glee for fans, as it lays down a satisfying foundation for the stories yet to come in...
 
 
 


Mockingjay
Suzanne Collins
Against all odds, Katniss Everdeen has survived the Hunger Games twice. But now that she's made it out of the bloody arena alive, she's still not safe. The Capitol is...
 
 
 


Last Days in Eden
Ann Kelley
She had made me envious. Strange as it might seem, I had not known envy before. Surely there must be other ways of living, I thought, not hand-to-mouth, alone, in...
 
 
 


Zom-B Family
Darren Shan
B Smith is discovering the true meaning of family. Another terrifying instalment, 9th in the 12 book series, from the master of horror.
 
 
 


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...
 
 
 


Catching Fire
Suzanne Collins
Hot on the heals of the adrenaline rush that was Hunger Games comes the equally excellent and relentles sequel Catching Fire. Katniss's hopes of an easy life after she was...
 
 
 


The Hunger Games
Suzanne Collins
The Hunger Games is a searing novel set in a future with unsettling parallels to our present. In a dark vision of the near future, The Hunger Games is set...
 
 
 


The Maze Runner
James Dashner
A cracking sci-fi post-apocalyptic adventure thriller for teens. When Thomas wakes up, walks out of the lift he’s in he finds himself in a walled encampment – the Glade -...
 
 
 


Reader Reviewed The Lost Hero
Rick Riordan
When Jason, Piper and Leo crash land at Camp Half-Blood, they have no idea what to expect. Apparently this is the only safe place for children of the Greek Gods...
 
 
 


Reader Reviewed The Son of Neptune
Rick Riordan
Percy Jackson, son of Poseidon, God of the Sea, has woken from a very deep sleep and come face to face with two snake-haired ladies who refuse to die. But...
 
 
 


Reader Reviewed The Mark of Athena
Rick Riordan
Annabeth felt as if someone had draped a cold washcloth across her neck. She heard that whispering laughter again, as if the presence had followed her from the ship. She...
 
 
 

The Month Before's Featured Books
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The Impossible Knife of Memory
Laurie Halse Anderson
Hayley is struggling - struggling to make sure her ex-army dad shows up to work, struggling to avoid her stepmother, struggling not to fall in love with Finn, who really...
 
 
 


Malala The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Changed the World
Malala Yousafzai, Patricia McCormick
She's a girl who loves cricket, gossips with her best friends, and, on the day of the shooting, nearly overslept and missed an exam. A girl who saw women suddenly...
 
 
 


The Third Chimpanzee On the Evolution and Future of the Human Animal - for Young People
Jared Diamond
Simply and clearly told but not in the slightest simplistic, this intriguing book looks at the third chimpanzee (us…humans) and makes you really think about how we came to exist...
 
 
 


If I Stay
Gayle Forman
Gripping, heartrending and ultimately life-affirming, If I Stay is a haunting novel about the power of love and loss – a story that won’t quite let you go. It will...
 
 
 


The Hunted
Charlie Higson
Bestselling Charlie Higson’s sixth title in the ‘The Enemy’ series is as thrilling and chilling as its predecessors. In a world in which everyone over fourteen is struck down by...
 
 
 


Reader Reviewed Skink No Surrender
Carl Hiaasen
This is a dive in head first and read until you're dizzy book, so utterly brilliant and readable it’s scary! The totally bizarre and freakily sane Skink joins detective forces...
 
 
 


The Boy with the Tiger's Heart
Linda Coggin
Can three children and a bear keep themselves free from the authorities who are determined to track them down? When Thomas Bailey takes his own life and sets his wild...
 
 
 


Reader Reviewed Finding a Voice Friendship is a Two-Way Street ...
Kim Hood
Jo can't tell anyone how hard it is living with her mentally ill mother. Chris literally has no way to speak at all. Together, can they finally find their voices?
 
 
 


The Fault in Our Stars
John Green
You’ve probably already read the novel and seen the film but this beautiful foil hardback gift edition will be the icing on your bookshelf or that of another Fault in...
 
 
 


Reader Reviewed Gabriel's Clock
Hilton Pashley
This fast-paced debut novel tells how Jonathan, the only half-angel, half- demon in the universe, sets out to find the mysterious Gabriel’s clock which has gone missing. Protected by his...
 
 
 


Reader Reviewed Half a Creature from the Sea
David Almond
An anthology of dark, powerful and moving short stories from master storyteller and author of the internationally award-winning Skellig, David Almond, inspired by his childhood in the North-East of England....
 
 
 


Trial by Fire
Josephine Angelini
Fabulously different, this wonderfully exciting novel captures your imagination and allows it to soar alongside a truly captivating cast of characters. Lily Proctor, sick and traumatised, is lured into a...
 
 
 


A Crack in Everything Welcome to the Other Side
Ruth Frances Long
Izzy learns the truth about the secret world of the Sidhe coexisting alongside the human one, and the angels and demons who watch over the affairs of mortals, making their...
 
 
 


The Infinite Sea
Rick Yancey
The Infinite Sea is the hugely anticipated follow-up to the phenomenal - and bestselling - The 5th Wave by Carnegie-shortlisted Rick Yancey. *** An extract for The Infinite Sea will...
 
 
 


Reader Reviewed Messenger of Fear
Michael Grant
Warning: if you only like lovely, gentle, sweet books, read this at your peril! This is painful, often uncomfortable, yet utterly fascinating… this is quite simply a novel to bury...
 
 
 

 
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