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



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

Reader Reviewed The Moment Collector
Jodi Lynn Anderson
Bestselling Jodi Lynn Anderson tells a mesmerising story of the complications of teen romance against a chilling backdrop of multiple murders. Newly arrived to live in a ramshackle house on the shore of Lake Michigan, seventeen year old Maggie soon...
Format: Paperback - Released: 07/08/2014
     

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
     

What's the Drama, Malibu Bennet?
Michelle Gayle
Michelle Gayle’s trilogy, if which this is the third and finals one, addresses real-life concerns of teenagers including career, family relationships and romance. Written in a popular diary format with a sophisticated cover design, this is sassy summer escapism for...
Format: Paperback - Released: 22/07/2014
     

Isla and the Happily Ever After
Stephanie Perkins
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 it will be the beginning of the relationship she has...
Format: Paperback - Released: 14/08/2014
     

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 him? As more and more strange things all connected to...
Format: Paperback - Released: 07/08/2014
     

Every Second Counts
Sophie Mckenzie
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 are determined to take a stand against terrorism. When Charlie...
Format: Paperback - Released: 31/07/2014
     

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 Ravka from the flesh-eating monsters tearing her country apart.
Format: Paperback - Released: 31/07/2014
     

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 consume the city. A Piece of Passion from Barry Cunningham, Publisher,...
Format: Paperback - Released: 07/08/2014
     

What's Up with Jody Barton?
Hayley Long
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 the twins has a much bigger problem to worry about...
Format: Paperback - Released: 31/07/2014
     

Divergent Series Box Set (Books 1-4 Plus World of Divergent)
Veronica Roth
No. 1 New York Times bestsellers Divergent, Insurgent and Allegiant plus Four - A Divergent Collection and World of Divergent available as a set for the first time! A review for Divergent....This is a heart-pounding and thrilling urban dystopian fiction debut...
Format: Other book format - Released: 31/07/2014
     

Ruin and Rising
Leigh Bardugo
In the final episode of the powerful and all-consuming The Grisha sequence, Alina has one last chance to destroy the Darkling. To do so she needs to find the firebird. She must also decide whether her loyalties are to Mal...
Format: Paperback - Released: 19/06/2014
     

Siege and Storm
Leigh Bardugo
A sequel to Shadow and Bone, the first instalment of the epic trilogy, The Grisha. Set in the vividly creative and imaginatively rich world of the Grisha, a new twist to the story unfolds. Now The Darkling is determined...
Format: Paperback - Released: 05/06/2014
     

The Girl Who Soared Over Fairyland and Cut the Moon in Two
Catherynne M. Valente
The third story in this best-selling series about September and her magical adventures in Fairyland. Back from her second adventure, September finds keeping the secret of the enchanting world of Fairyland almost impossible. She longs to return and to see...
Format: Paperback - Released: 21/08/2014
     

Solitaire
Alice Oseman
A coming-of-age novel with a compelling narrative voice and strong, assured writing, making it hard to believe that Alice was just 17 years old when she wrote the book. It tells the story of sixteen-year old Tori Spring, who feels...
Format: Paperback - Released: 31/07/2014
     

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 someone the most. There's Hudson, who is willing to throw...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/08/2014
     

An English Boy in New York
T. S. Easton
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 but things do not all go according to plan and...
Format: Paperback - Released: 07/08/2014
     

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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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