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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

Reader Reviewed Zeroes
Scott Westerfeld, Margo Lanagan, Deborah Biancotti
October 2015 NewGen Book of the Month. A group of Californian teenagers with superpowers should be having the time of their lives, right? Wrong… This action-packed page-turner about the self-proclaimed...
Format: Paperback - Released: 24/09/2015
Reader Reviewed Monster
C. J. Skuse
October 2015 NewGen Book of the Month. In an isolated boarding school, a group of girls settle in for the holidays. Everyone else has gone home and there are rivalries...
Format: Paperback - Released: 24/09/2015

Other Featured Books this Month

Ben Lyle
October 2015 Debut of the Month. Terms is a surprisingly powerful little book, it really does pack a mighty punch. James finishes university in...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/09/2015
Reader Reviewed The Lone City 2: The White Rose
Amy Ewing
The enticing second Lone City novel continues to reveal more about the fascinating and thrilling dystopian world previously unveiled in The Jewel. The White Rose plunges straight into the middle of tense and dramatic action, immediately capturing your attention...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/10/2015
Sky Key
James Frey, Nils Johnson-Shelton
Part of an ambitious cross-platform project developed by the author’s production company and Google Niantic, Sky Key is the second in a trilogy of punchy, pacey dystopian novels. Selected to represent their bloodline from civilisations across the world, twelve...
Format: Hardback - Released: 08/10/2015
I Am Malala The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Changed the World
Malala Yousafzai, Patricia McCormick
The amazing story of Malala’s courage and her fight for the education of girls is well known. Here, in her own voice, she tells of her journey from her early days as a clever school girl to her exceptional life...
Format: Paperback - Released: 02/10/2015
The Ark
Laura Liddell Nolen
There's a meteor headed for Earth, and there is only one way to survive if Char ever wants to redeem herself. She must use all the tricks of the trade to swindle her way into outer space, where she hopes...
Format: Paperback - Released: 24/09/2015
Andy Mulligan
From the award-winning author of Trash comes an action-packed thriller full of danger, hilarity and - above all - friendship. Hilarious, terrifying and ultimately heart-warming this is the tale of a few ordinary kids doing work experience all over...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/10/2015
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
J. K. Rowling
Exciting news for all Harry Potter fans, Bloomsbury has published the first fully illustrated edition of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, with artwork from the awesomely talented Kate Greenaway Medal winner, Jim Kay. Prepare to be spellbound by Jim...
Format: Hardback - Released: 06/10/2015

Last Month's Featured Books

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...

Reader Reviewed Demon Road
Derek Landy
September 2015 NewGen Book of the Month. Buckle up, because you are in for a hell of a ride! Amber’s parents strike...

Reader Reviewed One
Sarah Crossan
September 2015 NewGen Book of the Month. Award-winning Sarah Crossan tells an astonishing and difficult story with the surest of touches in...

The Rest of Us Just Live Here
Patrick Ness
September 2015 NewGen Book of the Month. Daring, beautifully written, full of ideas that will bring the reader up short, The Rest...

Reader Reviewed Sophie Someone
Hayley Long
September 2015 NewGen Book of the Month. Sophie Nieuwenleven’s story is shocking, so she tells it in the only way she can...

Reader Reviewed The Next Together
Lauren James
September 2015 NewGen Debut of the Month. At once a sweeping love story and a high-concept page-turner, this ambitious, accomplished debut resonates...

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...

Reader Reviewed Everything, Everything
Nicola Yoon
September 2015 NewGen Debut of the Month. “Love makes people crazy,” observes Maddy, the eighteen-year-old protagonist of this remarkable debut. It’s “worth...

Reader Reviewed Fans of the Impossible Life
Kate Scelsa
September 2015 NewGen Debut of the Month. Told through the eyes of three utterly unforgettable characters, this is a bold and poignant...

Goodbye Stranger
Rebecca Stead
September 2015 NewGen Book of the Month. Rebecca Stead loves to set her readers puzzles: there are huge mysteries in her award-winning...

Reader Reviewed Unbecoming
Jenny Downham
September 2015 NewGen Book of the Month. Award- winning Jenny Downham launched her career with Before I Die. The story of a...

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...

Reader Reviewed Midnight Dolls
Kiki Sullivan
A return to the hot south beckons in this new episode of Kiki Sullivan’s moreish series, a sultry mix of romance and voodoo. Eveny Cheval has just come to terms...

Zom-B Fugitive
Darren Shan
Pulsating with tension, twists and a whole lot of blood, Zom-B Fugitive is the penultimate book in an addictive twelve-volume series by horror supremo, Darren Shan. While the ingeniously unpredictable...

The Month Before'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...

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...

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...
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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.

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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