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



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

Reader Reviewed Lies We Tell Ourselves
Robin Talley
October 2014 Debut of the Month. Fascinating, commanding and stimulating; this work of fiction is steeped in the history of the American school integration struggle...
Format: Paperback - Released: 03/10/2014
     

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 looked up at the Argo II. Its massive bronze hull...
Format: Paperback - Released: 03/10/2013
     

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 they're the least of his problems. Because Percy finds himself...
Format: Paperback - Released: 04/10/2012
     

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 - despite the monsters roaming the woods and demigods practising...
Format: Paperback - Released: 06/10/2011
     

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 angry. The Capitol wants revenge...This thrilling final instalment of this...
Format: Paperback - Released: 02/10/2014
     

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 - surrounded by a maze alongside lots of boys. He wonders...
Format: Paperback - Released: 05/06/2014
     

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 in the ruins of a place once known as North...
Format: Paperback - Released: 02/10/2014
     

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 top dog in the leathal game show are short-lived after...
Format: Paperback - Released: 02/10/2014
     

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: Paperback - Released: 25/09/2014
     

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 this spellbinding and different world. If you haven't yet ventured...
Format: Hardback - Released: 02/10/2014
     

Reader Reviewed The House of Hades
Rick Riordan
The powerful forces of the gods, demi-gods and monster shape this action packed adventure in which danger lurks in every corner of the universe. Hazel is back from the Underworld and she has a vital mission to complete; on her...
Format: Paperback - Released: 02/10/2014
     

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.
Format: Paperback - Released: 09/10/2014
     

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 story unfolds, with writers block and deadlines galore, we also...
Format: Paperback - Released: 25/09/2014
     

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 the youngest age possible Eponine has been sent out to...
Format: Paperback - Released: 02/10/2014
     

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 fixing and developing them. And at hacking into sites which...
Format: Paperback - Released: 28/08/2014
     

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 unknown origin - strange things are happening on Whidbey Island...
Format: Paperback - Released: 25/09/2014
     

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 a draughty old shack looking out at the same scene,...
Format: Hardback - Released: 17/07/2014
     

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 and naivety. When Iris’s mother takes off on a road...
Format: Paperback - Released: 14/07/2014
     

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.
Format: Hardback - Released: 25/09/2014
     

Reader Reviewed The Blood of Olympus
Rick Riordan
Another awesome epic from Rick Riordan who has created a vibrant and compelling landscape for adventure hewn from Greek mythology. Time is running out for the demi-gods in their fight against Gaia, the all-powerful mother earth. She needs these demigods...
Format: Hardback - Released: 07/10/2014
     

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 a fan of the Hush, Hush series, Black Ice is...
Format: Hardback - Released: 07/10/2014
     

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 Players know who they are and they know which line...
Format: Hardback - Released: 07/10/2014
     

Dread Eagle
Alex Woolf
Adventurous steampunk at its very best, three cheers for the start to a fabulous new series that will leave you by the end of the book wanting many more....
Format: Hardback - Released: 25/09/2014
     

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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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The Fault in Our Stars
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Reader Reviewed Gabriel's Clock
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Reader Reviewed Half a Creature from the Sea
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Trial by Fire
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Every Second Counts
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A dramatic sequel to Split Secondwhich picks up the threads of the story about Charlie and Nat, two idealistic kids living in England in a time of recession, who...
 
 
 


Solitaire
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The Girl Who Soared Over Fairyland and Cut the Moon in Two
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Ruin and Rising
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What's Up with Jody Barton?
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A love triangle is always going to be messy but when a love triangle involves twin sisters then that is going to mean trouble but that's not all. One of...
 
 
 


City of Halves
Lucy Inglis
In an unseen world hidden within modern London, girls are disappearing. It's up to fiery sixteen-year-old Lily, and Regan, an enigmatic half-human boy, to unravel the conspiracy that threatens to...
 
 
 


Shadow and Bone
Leigh Bardugo
The first in an epic trilogy, Shadow and Bone follows Alina, as she attempts to discover who she really is and what her powers are, in the hope of rescuing...
 
 
 


Water Born
Rachel Ward
Brilliant swimmer Nic is haunted by the body of a boy she sees under the water when she is training. Who can he be and why does no-one else see...
 
 
 


Let's Get Lost
Adi Alsaid
One girl could change four lives forever...Mysterious Leila, who is on the road trip of a lifetime, has a habit of crashing into people's worlds at the moment they need...
 
 
 


Isla and the Happily Ever After
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Best-selling Stephanie Perkins adds a new chapter to a romantic series she began with Anna and the French Kiss. When Isla meets Josh in a café in Manhattan she hopes...
 
 
 


An English Boy in New York
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In this witty sequel to Boys Don’t Knit, knitting champion Ben is invited to the knitting convention in New York City. It should be the dream invitation of a lifetime...
 
 
 


What's the Drama, Malibu Bennet?
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Reader Reviewed The Moment Collector
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