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Read the opening extract of the brand new Gregg Hurwitz book before its publication on 25/09/2014


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



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

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 parallel world, one where witches and magic rule over science....
Format: Paperback - Released: 28/08/2014
     

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 with Richard, who is looking for his cousin Malley after...
Format: Hardback - Released: 11/09/2014
     

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 parent’s, Jonathan has been brought up to think that he...
Format: Paperback - Released: 04/09/2014
     

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 yourself in. Mara finds herself in a frightening new world,...
Format: Hardback - Released: 28/08/2014
     

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 be available on the 16th September. The first few pages of...
Format: Paperback - Released: 16/09/2014
     

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 own plans. She becomes a pawn in this game, and...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/09/2014
     

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. It features coming of age stories on the theme of...
Format: Hardback - Released: 04/09/2014
     

The Hunted
Charlie Higson
Best-selling 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 a hideous illness which ravages their bodies and turns them...
Format: Paperback - Released: 04/09/2014
     

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 our Stars addict. An amazing novel. The Fault in Our Stars...
Format: Hardback - Released: 04/09/2014
     

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?
Format: Paperback - Released: 11/08/2014
     

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 animals free Nona, the young girl who has been sheltered...
Format: Hardback - Released: 28/08/2014
     

Terror Kid
Benjamin Zephaniah
From the bestselling author of Refuge Boy comes a powerful novel about justice, trust and idealism gone wrong that will make you look again at your definition of a terrorist. A Piece of Passion from Emma Matthewson, Editor-at-Large Benjamin Zephaniah's Terror...
Format: Paperback - Released: 28/08/2014
     

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 make you appreciate all that you have, all that you've...
Format: Paperback - Released: 03/07/2014
     

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 and what we are doing to ensure our existence continues....
Format: Hardback - Released: 04/09/2014
     

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 seems to get her. Struggling to forget the past. But...
Format: Paperback - Released: 04/09/2014
     

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 banned from public, schools blown up, the Taliban seize control,...
Format: Hardback - Released: 19/08/2014
     

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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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