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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 The Earth is Singing
Vanessa Curtis
February 2015 NewGen Book of the Month. Of the many stories of the Holocaust, that of the Jews of Riga in Latvia is among the...
Format: Paperback - Released: 27/01/2015
     

Other Featured Books this Month

Reader Reviewed I Was Here
Gayle Forman
February 2015New Gen Author of the Month. Best-selling Gayle Forman’s I Was Here explores the complicated repercussions of suicide on all those who are left behind. Cody and Meg have been best friends forever. Surely they have no secrets between...
Format: Paperback - Released: 29/01/2015
     
Reader Reviewed Seven Days
Eve Ainsworth
Life at home is horrible for Jess since her father left. There’s very little money and her mum struggles just to keep the family going. But she has even worse problems at school where she is bullied, especially by Kez,...
Format: Paperback - Released: 05/02/2015
     
Reader Reviewed Captive
A.J. Grainger
Captive starts with a bang and keeps the tension high. Robyn, the prime minister’s daughter, is kidnapped by eco-terrorists, the same group who recently tried to assassinate her father. These are ruthless, scary people – but Robyn suspects that her...
Format: Paperback - Released: 29/01/2015
     
Love Hurts
Malorie Blackman
Malorie Blackman has compiled a collection of short stories from some of the best young adult authors writing today. For anyone who has ever loved and lost - and loved again - it will amuse, entertain, surprise and maybe provoke...
Format: Paperback - Released: 29/01/2015
     
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 the internationally bestselling Mortal Instruments series from Cassandra Clare. The Mortal...
Format: Paperback - Released: 05/02/2015
     
Reader Reviewed Tape
Steven Camden
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 Ameliah each tell their story. Both are suffering unhappiness following...
Format: Paperback - Released: 29/01/2015
     
The Sky Is Everywhere
Jandy Nelson
This is a debut novel that once readwill never be forgotten. It's a vibrant, deeply romantic novel that will bring tears to your eyes but it will also bring laughter through the tears! It's also funny, sexy and deeply meaningful....
Format: Paperback - Released: 05/02/2015
     
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian
Sherman Alexie
A remarkable and heart-warming story of survival that avoids sadness or sentimentality because of its original story telling and brilliant black humour. Junior relates the complicated journey of his life travelling from the poverty and lack of opportunity on a...
Format: Paperback - Released: 29/01/2015
     
Forever
Judy Blume
Judy Blume's classic novel, now available with a brand-new cover look to celebrate the 40th anniversary. Controversial when it was first published, Forever is a classic title which tenderly describes a first love affair and a first sexual experience. Michael...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/01/2015
     
My True Love Gave to Me Valentine's Edition
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: 08/01/2015
     
The Sin Eater's Daughter
Melinda Salisbury
February 2015 NewGen Debut of the Month. Like the very best fantasy, The Sin Eater’s Daughter creates a world that is both totally strange, and...
Format: Paperback - Released: 05/02/2015
     
Reader Reviewed My Heart and Other Black Holes
Jasmine Warga
Provocative, insightful and stimulating, this is a surprisingly simple yet captivating story featuring a deep and harrowing subject that is often avoided. It initially feels as though a story about suicide shouldn't work, yet it emphatically does and on so...
Format: Paperback - Released: 12/02/2015
     
Reader Reviewed The Catalyst
Helena Coggan
Positively and dynamically different, this debut provokes and challenges your interest from the first few pages. Although classed as fantasy, it doesn't feel as though it should be exclusively pigeon-holed as such, there are so many things that are recognisable,...
Format: Hardback - Released: 19/02/2015
     
Reader Reviewed Me and Mr J
Rachel McIntyre
February 2015 NewGen Debut of the Month. Lara is having a tough time at home: her dad’s business has gone bust, money is very tight,...
Format: Paperback - Released: 29/01/2015
     
Reader Reviewed The Dogs
Allan Stratton
Ghost story and psychological thriller, The Dogs will keep readers nervous and guessing to the very end. Cameron and his mum have been on the run from his violent father nearly all his life, moving from town to town, trying...
Format: Paperback - Released: 05/02/2015
     
Reader Reviewed Apple and Rain
Sarah Crossan
Apple is sure that one day her mother will return. And when that happens she is sure that everything in her life will be good again. But when Mum does return, Apple finds that what you wish for may not...
Format: Paperback - Released: 12/02/2015
     
Zom-b Clans
Darren Shan
In this latest instalment, B’s fellow Angel, Vinyl, is being held hostage by the sinister Owl Man who will only release him in exchange for B’s own dangerous captive. B Smith must consider her next move very carefully indeed…Once again,...
Format: Paperback - Released: 12/02/2015
     
Zom-B Bride
Darren Shan
From the master of horror comes the 10th Zom-B instalment. B Smith has been reunited with the murderous maniac clown, Mr. Dowling. To her shock and consternation, he's desperate to make B his partner in crime. Mr. Dowling disgusts her,...
Format: Hardback - Released: 12/02/2015
     
Robot Overlords Robots Never Lie
Mark Stay
The robots have taken over planet Earth and imposed a seven year curfew in order to collect information the better to resist and conquer other organic life forms. A bunch of teenagers work out a way to get ‘under the...
Format: Paperback - Released: 12/02/2015
     

Last Month's Featured Books

Department 19: Zero Hour
Will Hill
Department 19 still stands against the darkness. But for how much longer? Book four in the explosive series from bestselling author, Will Hill, that captivates teens. Page-turning action combines with...
 
 
Inflicted
Ria Frances
An intelligent and wisely written novel that deals with several difficult topics with sensitivity and understanding. Set in the year 2010 and proving that friendship can cross many boundaries including...
 
 
The Bletchley Girls
Tessa Dunlop
January 2015 Non-Fiction Book of the Month. Interest in Bletchley Park has reached dizzying and glamorous heights, so to read a realistic rather...
 
 
Reader Reviewed There Will be Lies
Nick Lake
Truth and lies collide in a superbly twisty, heart-in-mouth thriller. Nick Lake's masterful storytelling and narrative trickery gives There Will Be Lies genuine crossover appeal and will appeal to anyone...
 
 
The Age of Miracles
Karen Thompson Walker
This stunning debut has a fascinating premise that 'the earth is slowing down' and it provides a unique framework for this memorable, haunting and bittersweet coming of age novel. It...
 
 
Reader Reviewed Sleepless
Lou Morgan
It is summer time at Clerkenwell and the pressure is on. At this school for the academically elite, failure is not an option and exams are looming. Rich, smart and...
 
 
Reader Reviewed The Art of Being Normal
Lisa Williamson
January 2015 NewGen Debut of the Month. This is a sensitive, often funny and thoroughly engaging story of teenagers coming to terms with...
 
 
Vendetta
Catherine Doyle
This Romeo and Juliet story throbs with passion and mystery from the opening chapter to the very end! Sophie Gracewell is on her way home from her job at the...
 
 
Hope in a Ballet Shoe
Michaela DePrince, Elaine DePrince
The amazing true story of how an orphan from Sierra Leone has become a major US ballet star. Michaela DePrince’s life began in a country wracked by conflict. Her parents...
 
 
Reader Reviewed The Door That Led to Where
Sally Gardner
January 2015 NewGen Book of the Month. A new novel by multi-award winning Sally Gardner is always highly anticipated. She is one of...
 
 
Reader Reviewed All the Bright Places
Jennifer Niven
Fans of John Green will love this heart-wrenching teenage novel. School students Violet and Theodore Finch first meet on the ledge at the top of the school bell-tower. Of course,...
 
 
Reader Reviewed Frozen Charlotte
Alex Bell
Following the sudden death of her best friend, Sophie hopes that spending the summer with family on a remote Scottish island will be just what she needs. But the old...
 
 
Reader Reviewed The Year of the Rat
Clare Furniss
One of our Books of the Year 2014 Heartbreak is made bearable by humour in this gripping and touching story of sixteen year old Pearl, struggling to keep going after...
 
 

The Month Before's Featured Books

Reader Reviewed Grasshopper Jungle
Andrew Smith
One of our Books of the Year 2014 Across a huge canvas that touches on almost everything a teenager might think about, this is a sexy, sharp-eyed, funny and totally...
 
 
Reader Reviewed We Were Liars
E. Lockhart
One of our Books of the Year 2014 A gripping story with a brilliantly shocking ending. Rich, beautiful, privileged – the Sinclair clan seem to have it all. For Cadence...
 
 
Chop Chop
Simon Wroe
Shortlisted for the Costa First Novel Award 2014. A fabulous and surprising read about an English lit graduate taking a lowly job in the kitchen of a Camden restaurant but mostly...
 
 
Reader Reviewed The House of Hades
Rick Riordan
December 2014 Book of the Month. The powerful forces of the gods, demi-gods and monster...
 
 
Reader Reviewed The Blood of Olympus
Rick Riordan
December 2014 Book of the Month. One of our Books of the Year 2014 Another...
 
 
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...
 
 
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....
 
 
Ostrich
Matt Greene
A hugely exciting debut novel from an author who’s bound to have a bright future ahead of him. Alex is a very clever and precocious young man on the cusp...
 
 
The Bane Chronicles
Cassandra Clare
December 2014 New Gen Book of the Month. Here are ten short stories covering roughly two hundred years in the life of Magnus...
 
 
Girl Online
Zoe Sugg
December 2014 NewGen Debut of the Month. Vlogger Zoella’s fans will fall headlong into this sharply observed, super-realistic teen story. Against a...
 
 
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Life-lessons, loves, laughs & LOADS more! _________________________ 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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