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Books of the Month

Reader Reviewed Suicide Notes from Beautiful Girls
Lynn Weingarten
July 2015 Book of the Month June and Delia had an intense relationship, the kind that is all important, all-consuming even, but hard to maintain. In fact, when June hears the terrible news that Delia has died, they hadn’t spoken...
Format: Paperback - Released: 02/07/2015
     
Reader Reviewed Fire Colour One
Jenny Valentine
July 2015 NewGen Book of the Month. Guardian Prize winning author Jenny Valentine’s long-awaited new novel is clever, beautifully written, full of ideas. It tells the story of sixteen-year-old Iris: lonely and...
Format: Paperback - Released: 02/07/2015
     

Other Featured Books this Month

Because You'll Never Meet Me
Leah Thomas
July 2015 Debut of the Month The story of an unusual but increasingly close friendship, this is a totally original and engrossing novel. Ollie and Moritz strike up a friendship through letters. They are far from each other geographically, but...
Format: Paperback - Released: 02/07/2015
     
Reader Reviewed The Accident Season
Moira Fowley-Doyle
July 2015 Debut of the Month Each October Cara’s family must endure the accident season when for four weeks, no matter how much their mother tries to protect them, covering every surface in padding, removing electrical gadgets, hiding knives, they...
Format: Paperback - Released: 02/07/2015
     
Am I Normal Yet?
Holly Bourne
Evie, Amber and Lottie: three girls facing down tough issues with the combined powers of friendship, feminism and cheesy snacks. Both hilarious and heart-rending, this is Evie's no-holds-barred story of struggling to live a normal teen life in the grip...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/08/2015
     
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...
Format: Paperback - Released: 02/07/2015
     
The Mortal Instruments 5: City of Lost Souls
Cassandra Clare
Fifth in Cassandra Clare's internationally bestselling Mortal Instruments series about the Shadowhunters. Clary and the Shadowhunters struggle to piece together their shattered world after a betrayal by one of their own leaves them reeling.
Format: Paperback - Released: 02/07/2015
     
The Mortal Instruments 4: City of Fallen Angels
Cassandra Clare
Fourth in Cassandra Clare's internationally bestselling Mortal Instruments series about the Shadowhunters. The Mortal War is over and sixteen-year-old Clary Fray is back home in New York excited about all the possibilities before her. She's training to become a Shadowhunter...
Format: Paperback - Released: 02/07/2015
     
The Mortal Instruments 3: City of Glass
Cassandra Clare
This title is the third instalment in the bestselling urban gothic fantasy sequence, The Mortal Instruments. With two of the Mortal Instruments now in Valentine's hands, the world of the Shadowhunters teeters on the brink of civil war. Jace and...
Format: Paperback - Released: 02/07/2015
     
The Mortal Instruments 2: City of Ashes
Cassandra Clare
We were bowled over by Cassandra’s first, City of Bones and from the feedback from readers you clearly were too. This is the second in The Mortal Instruments series and doesn’t disappoint. Utterly captivating, beautifully written, cleverly plotted with...
Format: Paperback - Released: 02/07/2015
     
The Mortal Instruments 1: City of Bones
Cassandra Clare
First in Cassandra Clare's internationally bestselling Mortal Instruments series about the Shadowhunters. A thrilling urban fantasy of vampires, warlocks and shapeshifters that fans of Buffy the Vampire Slayer will love to get their teeth into.Clary is your typical girl next...
Format: Paperback - Released: 02/07/2015
     
Better Left Buried
Emma Haughton
Emma Haughton’s debut won her comparisons with Sophie McKenzie – high praise indeed. Her new book, Better Left Buried, confirms her reputation for taut, well-plotted psychological thrillers. Sarah’s brother has died, which is terrible enough, but then Sarah realises she...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/05/2015
     
Minus Me
Ingelin Rossland
July 2015 NewGen Debut of the Month. Intriguing, stimulating and full of energy, this is a thought provoking read…it also contains a hidden sting in the tale. 12 year old Linda lives...
Format: Paperback - Released: 04/06/2015
     
Paper Towns
John Green
Award winning author John Green’s fresh-voiced novel is an utterly gripping story that gives a roller-coaster, unputdownable read. Strongly set with all the details of life in high school, at its heart is the powerful relationship between Quentin and Margo,...
Format: Paperback - Released: 19/05/2015
     

Last Month's Featured Books


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...
 
 

Reader Reviewed The Museum of Things Left Behind
Seni Glaister
June 2015 MEGA Debut of the Month and eBook of the Month. Escape into...
 
 

The Moonstone Legacy Trilogy
Diana De Gunzburg, Tony Wild
June 2015 eBook of the Month. An action-packed adventurous tale with an added magical touch of the mystical dancing across the pages....
 
 

Conversion
Katherine Howe
A fascinating book that captures your imagination for its entirety and then releases it to explore new thoughts and feelings, this is a wonderfully clever foray into the difficulties faced...
 
 

Finding Audrey
Sophie Kinsella
Audrey’s family life is reassuringly normal. There’s her Daily Mail reading mum, computer game addicted big brother, and well-meaning dad trying, and generally failing, to say the right thing. It’s...
 
 

Reader Reviewed It's About Love
Steven Camden
June 2015 NewGen Book of the Month. It’s About Love is a kind of...
 
 

Reader Reviewed Mindwalker
A. J. Steiger
June 2015 NewGen Debut of the Month. An enthralling and profoundly exciting dystopian novel;...
 
 

My Secret Rockstar Boyfriend
Eleanor Wood
Tuesday Cooper describes herself as an average girl with a weird name, too-big ambitions, chubby thighs and delusions of grandeur. But surely even for girls like her dreams can come...
 
 

Reader Reviewed Remix
Non Pratt
Two best friends set off for a music festival and the long awaited chance to leave behind school, exams, parents – and ex-boyfriends – for a weekend of hedonism. As...
 
 

Hope in a Ballet Shoe Orphaned by War, Saved by Ballet: An Extraordinary True Story
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...
 
 

How to be Bad
Emily Lockhart, Sarah Mlynowski, Lauren Myracle
A provocative, stimulating and ultimately heartwarming story about three girls on a weekend road trip in Florida, who develop their friendship as the miles tick by. Each chapter is written...
 
 

Reader Reviewed There Will be Lies
Nick Lake
Award-winning Nick Lake tells a complex story fusing two strands of narrative into a richly woven single thread. Seventeen-year-old Shelby Cooper has always been very protected by her mother; she...
 
 

Reader Reviewed Darkest Night
Will Hill
The epic conclusion in the blood-poundingly brilliant Department 19 series, from bestselling author, Will Hill. Since 1891 when Abraham Van Helsing and a group of friends faced Dracula, the world's...
 
 

In Another Life
Laura Jarratt
Hannah adores her older sister, Jenny - they are the best of friends, but different in every other way. Jenny dreams of leaving the States and flying to the UK...
 
 

Phoenix Rising
Bryony Pearce
A world where a devastating series of manmade and natural disasters have destroyed civilisations, leaving communities walled in and fearful, and the seas choked with mankind’s accumulated junk – plywood,...
 
 

True Face Be Real. Be Fearless. Be You!
Siobhan Curham
In chapters dealing with body image, bullying, social media, love, sex and more, Siobhan Curham encourages young women and girls to be honest, dream big, and create lives that are...
 
 

Silverskin
Joan Lennon
The bleak but beautiful ancient village of Skara Brae on Orkney is the setting for this original and intriguing novel, and an atmosphere of otherness pervades the story. Lennon brings...
 
 

The Crowham Martyrs
Jane McLoughlin
Maddy Deeprose sees dead people: ghosts accompany her wherever she goes. Her mother has always warned her to keep this secret, but when Maddy starts at Crowham Martyrs School, her...
 
 

Clariel
Garth Nix
The long awaited prequel to the original ‘The Old Kingdom’ trilogy will cause glee for fans, as it lays...
 
 

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...
 
 

The Month Before's Featured Books


Reader Reviewed Trouble
Non Pratt
****Non Pratt is appearing alongside fellow YA authors,James Dawson and Malorie Blackman in a special event at Hay Fever,...
 
 

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...
 
 

Reader Reviewed The Bane Chronicles
Cassandra Clare, Sarah Rees Brennan, Maureen Johnson
Here are ten short stories covering roughly two hundred years in the life of Magnus Bane, sitting alongside is an extra exclusive bonus tale which acts as the perfect encore....
 
 

The it Girl
Katy Birchall
May 2015 NewGen Debut of the Month. Geek Girl meets Notting Hill in Katy...
 
 

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 Monster Calls
Patrick Ness
Prize-winning Patrick Ness displays brilliant new skills of sensitivity in this hauntingly touching story of how a boy deals with the looming threat of his mother’s death from cancer. Haunted...
 
 

Reader Reviewed Bad Bones
Graham Marks
Suspend disbelief and throw yourself into an action-packed, creepy tale. 16 year old Gabe finds himself on the wrong side of an ambitious drug dealer in Los Angeles and life...
 
 

A Court of Thorns and Roses
Sarah J. Maas
Pure and completely engaging escapism in the form of high fantasy. Feyre; stubbon, independent and loving has taught herself how to provide for her impoverished family, however on a winters...
 
 

Reader Reviewed The Last Summer of Us
Maggie Harcourt
May 2015 NewGen Debut of the Month. Three young friends set out on a...
 
 

Paper Towns
John Green
A special hardback edition of John Green’s fresh-voiced novel is an utterly gripping story that gives a roller-coaster, unputdownable read. Strongly set with all the details of life in high...
 
 

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...
 
 
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