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Books of the Year 2016 Books of the Year 2016

2016 was a fantastic year for new title publishing. So many good books were published it's quite possible even the most dedicated of readers missed a few. Below are favourites chosen by our book experts. We hope you enjoy the selection.


Books of the Year 2016

The Spy by Paulo Coelho
Reader Reviewed The Spy
Paulo Coelho
One of our Books of the Year 2016. December 2016 MEGA Book of the Month. A short, emotional and entirely captivating novel based on the real events that surrounded, enclosed and smothered the notorious Mata Hari....
Format: Hardback - Released: 22/11/2016
When I Was Invisible by Dorothy Koomson
Reader Reviewed When I Was Invisible
Dorothy Koomson
One of our Books of the Year 2016. May 2016 MEGA Book of the Month. An absolute page-turner of a novel, at times uncomfortable, yet powerful and oh so compelling. Roni and Nika meet when they...
Format: Hardback - Released: 05/05/2016
I Found You by Lisa Jewell
Reader Reviewed I Found You
Lisa Jewell
March 2017 Book of the Month. A tale of lost memories and hidden secrets but will the truth destroy or heal? Lisa Jewell returns with yet another page-turner as she delves into the darker corners of...
Format: Paperback - Released: 09/03/2017
A Summer at Sea by Katie Fforde
Reader Reviewed A Summer at Sea
Katie Fforde
March 2017 Book of the Month. A comforting, delightful tale about taking chances, trusting instincts, nourishing friendships and finding love. If you’re a fan of Katie Fforde, then you know you're about to be wrapped up...
Format: Paperback - Released: 09/02/2017
Watching Edie by Camilla Way
Reader Reviewed Watching Edie
Camilla Way
One of our Books of the Year 2016. August 2016 Book of the Month. In alternating chapters headed “Before” and “After” and narrated by both Heather and Edie, this is one truly compulsive read. Menace hangs...
Format: Hardback - Released: 28/07/2016
Tastes Like Fear by Sarah Hilary
Reader Reviewed Tastes Like Fear
Sarah Hilary
One of our Books of the Year 2016. September 2016 Book of the Month. This is the third in the ‘DI Marnie Rome’ series, and is just as distinctive, powerful and enthralling as the first two...
Format: Paperback - Released: 28/07/2016
The One in a Million Boy by Monica Wood
Reader Reviewed The One in a Million Boy
Monica Wood
One of our Books of the Year 2016. April 2016 Book of the Month. Absolutely enchanting, and not in a sugary syrupy...
Format: Hardback - Released: 05/04/2016
Dodgers by Bill Beverly
Reader Reviewed Dodgers
Bill Beverly
January 2017 Book of the Month. One of our Books of the Year 2016. Winner of the John Creasey (New Blood) and Goldsboro Gold Dagger Awards 2016. Huck Finn and Tom Sawyer go rap! A striking...
Format: Paperback - Released: 05/12/2016
The Unseeing by Anna Mazzola
Reader Reviewed The Unseeing
Anna Mazzola
March 2017 Debut of the Month. A detailed, intriguing and highly enjoyable debut historical thriller. James Greenacre is accused of murdering his bride and his mistress, Sarah Gale, is convicted of aiding him in disposing of...
Format: Paperback - Released: 26/01/2017
The Trouble with Goats and Sheep by Joanna Cannon
Reader Reviewed The Trouble with Goats and Sheep
Joanna Cannon
January 2017 Debut of the Month. One of our Books of the Year 2016. The title refers to a Bible quote and two 10-year old girls are greatly mystified as to its meaning and where to...
Format: Paperback - Released: 26/12/2016
Himself by Jess Kidd
Himself
Jess Kidd
Shortlisted for The Authors' Club Best First Novel Award 2017. One of our Books of the Year 2016. December 2016 Debut of the Month. Dublin-wise, orphaned young man goes in search of his birth mother. He...
Format: Hardback - Released: 27/10/2016
The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper by Phaedra Patrick
Reader Reviewed The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper
Phaedra Patrick
One of our Books of the Year 2016. October 2016 Debut of the Month. Gosh, this is an absolute treasure of a debut… and it’s full of delightful, delicious quirkiness. 69 year old widower Arthur sets...
Format: Paperback - Released: 22/09/2016
The Loney by Andrew Michael Hurley
Reader Reviewed The Loney
Andrew Michael Hurley
One of our Books of the Year 2016. Shortlisted for the Books Are My Bag Fiction and Breakthrough Author Awards 2016. May 2016 Debut of the Month. Winner of Book of the Year at the British...
Format: Paperback - Released: 07/04/2016
Truly Madly Guilty by Liane Moriarty
Reader Reviewed Truly Madly Guilty
Liane Moriarty
One of our Books of the Year 2016. August 2016 eBook of the Month. Simply fabulous, this is a truly beautiful, mind-popping story. I must admit to jigging up and down with excitement when ‘Truly Madly...
Format: Hardback - Released: 28/07/2016
My Italian Bulldozer by Alexander McCall Smith
Reader Reviewed My Italian Bulldozer
Alexander McCall Smith
One of our Books of the Year 2016. June 2016 Book of the Month. A fabulously quirky, ‘standalone’ romance-cum-farce from this feel-good author. Abandoned by his long-time girlfriend, travel writer Paul goes to Tuscany to research...
Format: Hardback - Released: 19/05/2016
The Expatriates by Janice Y. K. Lee
Reader Reviewed The Expatriates
Janice Y. K. Lee
One of our Books of the Year 2016. A remarkably touching and quite, quite beautiful read. Set in Hong Kong, the prologue is teeming with people making their way to this remarkable city. Margaret, Mercy and Hilary are three expatriate...
Format: Paperback - Released: 09/02/2017
A Boy Made of Blocks by Keith Stuart
Reader Reviewed A Boy Made of Blocks
Keith Stuart
One of our Books of the Year 2016. A brilliant debut from a fresh and unique voice, ‘A Boy Made of Blocks' is a book that will make you laugh, cry and think to yourself ‘thank goodness, it’s not just...
Format: Paperback - Released: 29/12/2016
Katherine of Aragon, the True Queen by Alison Weir
Reader Reviewed Katherine of Aragon, the True Queen
Alison Weir
One of our Books of the Year 2016. When you settle into an Alison Weir you settle into history itself. She is thorough, detailed and hugely knowledgeable. Here she delivers the first of a projected series to cover each of...
Format: Paperback - Released: 26/01/2017
An Almond for a Parrot by Wray Delaney
An Almond for a Parrot
Wray Delaney
One of our Books of the Year 2016. A Maxim Jakubowski selected title. A fascinating erotica debut for famed children's book author Sally Gardner and, most definitely, a change in register as a...
Format: Hardback - Released: 03/11/2016
The Day I Lost You by Fionnuala Kearney
Reader Reviewed The Day I Lost You
Fionnuala Kearney
One of our Books of the Year 2016. A mesmerising and eloquently emotional novel exposing the complexity of relationships and the hidden, the things left unsaid and untold. I adored Fionnuala Kearney’s debut novel, so was very much looking forward...
Format: Paperback - Released: 22/09/2016
Missing, Presumed (DS Manon, Book 1) by Susie Steiner
Reader Reviewed Missing, Presumed (DS Manon, Book 1)
Susie Steiner
One of our Books of the Year 2016. If you're looking for a fresh, addictive police procedural with characters who spring into vivid life, then look no further than Susie Steiner's Missing, Presumed. It's Steiner's first venture into the crime...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/09/2016
The Bird Tribunal by Agnes Ravatn
The Bird Tribunal
Agnes Ravatn
A Maxim Jakubowski selected title. Some books are claustrophobic as they isolate their characters in a constricted setting, but Norwegian crime author Ravatn achieves the curious exploit of making a novel mostly set in the vast...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/09/2016
The Empathy Problem by Gavin Extence
The Empathy Problem
Gavin Extence
One of our Books of the Year 2016. September 2016 eBook of the Month. A must read if ever there was one, this is just stunning. A simple premise, yet it slams with impact, 32 year...
Format: Hardback - Released: 11/08/2016
Set Me Free by Hina Belitz
Reader Reviewed Set Me Free
Hina Belitz
One of our Books of the Year 2016. A 17 year old Muslim girl relates this story of her childhood in Lahore, Pakistan, her flight to Clerkenwell, London, the loss of her mother, her arranged marriage at 16 and her...
Format: Paperback - Released: 25/08/2016
The Somnambulist and the Psychic Thief by Lisa Tuttle
The Somnambulist and the Psychic Thief
Lisa Tuttle
One of our Books of the Year 2016. From one of the SF and fantasy & horror field's most urbane - and much under-appreciated- writers, the first in a series of lightweight and terribly witty Victorian adventures to feature the...
Format: Paperback - Released: 16/06/2016
Nina is Not Ok by Shappi Khorsandi
Reader Reviewed Nina is Not Ok
Shappi Khorsandi
One of our Books of the Year 2016. August 2016 Debut of the Month. With a fierce, biting sense of reality, this is a provocative, yet beautifully worthwhile, must read. Nina is 17 years old, her...
Format: Hardback - Released: 28/07/2016
Try Not to Breathe Shocking. Page-Turning. A Breath-Taking Psychological Thriller by Holly Seddon
Reader Reviewed Try Not to Breathe Shocking. Page-Turning. A Breath-Taking Psychological Thriller
Holly Seddon
One of our Books of the Year 2016. July 2016 Debut of the Month Penetrating and intense, ‘Try Not to Breathe’ is a chokingly dark debut thriller. Amy and Alex are the same age, Alex is...
Format: Paperback - Released: 14/07/2016
Modern Lovers by Emma Straub
Modern Lovers
Emma Straub
One of our Books of the Year 2016. A Maxim Jakubowski selected title. Summer might be fading over the horizon but Straub's new novel is a perfect summer novel for all seasons: witty, touching, humane and...
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/06/2016
Sleeper's Castle by Barbara Erskine
Reader Reviewed Sleeper's Castle
Barbara Erskine
One of our Books of the Year 2016. A sweeping saga of a tale, linking the past and the present through two women’s dreams and a house that straddles time. This is the first Barbara Erskine novel I’ve read, for...
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/06/2016
The Last One by Alexandra Oliva
Reader Reviewed The Last One
Alexandra Oliva
One of our Books of the Year 2016. The Post-Apocalyptic setting is so popular today that it is becoming annoying, so it is great to get a book like this one; not only well written but offering a new angle...
Format: Paperback - Released: 29/12/2016
The Killing Files by Nikki Owen
Reader Reviewed The Killing Files
Nikki Owen
One of our Books of the Year 2016. A piercing, fast-paced and absolutely riveting read, the second book in ‘The Project Trilogy’ lives up to expectations. Having been gripped by the first in the series, I really do recommend starting...
Format: Paperback - Released: 02/06/2016
The Girl in the Glass Tower by Elizabeth Fremantle
The Girl in the Glass Tower
Elizabeth Fremantle
One of our Books of the Year 2016. June 2016 Book of the Month and eBook of the Month. Another gorgeously readable and oh so captivating slice of historical fiction from Elizabeth Freemantle. Arbella Stuart, with...
Format: Hardback - Released: 02/06/2016
Foxlowe by Eleanor Wasserberg
Reader Reviewed Foxlowe
Eleanor Wasserberg
One of our Books of the Year 2016. Green, her little sister Blue and October - known as Toby - are children growing up in Foxlowe, a huge old home on the moors. They run free, and play endlessly, and...
Format: Hardback - Released: 02/06/2016
The Woman Who Ran by Sam Baker
Reader Reviewed The Woman Who Ran
Sam Baker
One of our Books of the Year 2016. The prologue paints a vivid picture of a house fire, of the naked female narrator escaping, of falling over a dead body and just getting out. It is very dramatic. She, Helen,...
Format: Paperback - Released: 28/01/2016
Cartes Postales from Greece by Victoria Hislop
Reader Reviewed Cartes Postales from Greece
Victoria Hislop
Three years ago Cardiff born Ellie moved into a small block of twelve flats in Kensal Rise, London. Her life is dull. She does tele-ad sales for a trade mag and then suddenly she gets postcards from Greece addressed to...
Format: Paperback - Released: 09/03/2017
The Hanging Club by Tony Parsons
Reader Reviewed The Hanging Club
Tony Parsons
The third in the London based detective series featuring a man I really like, one Max Wolf, second in command in the Saville Row Crime Squad. His very human female boss here has some sad personal tragedy to cope with...
Format: Paperback - Released: 23/02/2017
Dear Amy by Helen Callaghan
Reader Reviewed Dear Amy
Helen Callaghan
One of our Books of the Year 2016. Margot Lewis is a classics teacher in a Cambridge school. She's also the agony aunt for the local newspaper, dealing with problems from the loneliness of a recent widower to a teenager...
Format: Paperback - Released: 26/01/2017
Anatomy of a Soldier by Harry Parker
Anatomy of a Soldier
Harry Parker
Shortlisted for The Authors' Club Best First Novel Award 2017. One of our Books of the Year 2016. A stunning concept where 41 inanimate objects relate the story of a soldier, Captain Tom Barnes. From training, through Afghanistan and a...
Format: Paperback - Released: 29/12/2016
The Portable Veblen by Elizabeth McKenzie
The Portable Veblen
Elizabeth McKenzie
One of our Books of the Year 2016. Whimsical yet sharp and perceptive, ‘The Portable Veblen’ is an absolute treat of a read. Veblen is eccentrically wonderful, she lives in California, is followed by a squirrel and has a fiancé...
Format: Paperback - Released: 26/01/2017
The Beautiful Dead by Belinda Bauer
The Beautiful Dead
Belinda Bauer
One of our Books of the Year 2016. December 2016 Book of the Month. Oh my, this is a clever, chilling, and penetrating read. 29 year old TV crime reporter Eve Singer looks for murder and...
Format: Hardback - Released: 17/11/2016
Britt-Marie Was Here by Fredrik Backman
Reader Reviewed Britt-Marie Was Here
Fredrik Backman
One of our Books of the Year 2016. The publisher’s blurb for this quirky novel certainly drew me to it especially since I am an enormous fan of his first, A Man Called Ove. I’m afraid I didn’t read...
Format: Paperback - Released: 17/11/2016
Lyrebird by Cecelia Ahern
Lyrebird
Cecelia Ahern
One of our Books of the Year 2016. Just so, so gorgeous! Laura lives on her own in the woodland wilds of South West Ireland, a film crew discover she has a special gift, will she be exploited or set...
Format: Hardback - Released: 03/11/2016
Under a Pole Star by Stef Penney
Reader Reviewed Under a Pole Star
Stef Penney
One of our Books of the Year 2016. Flora Mackie leads a remarkable life. Daughter of a whaling captain, with her mother dead, she spent many of her teenage years sailing with him and living with the Inuit of Greenland. ...
Format: Hardback - Released: 03/11/2016
Hidden Killers by Lynda La Plante
Hidden Killers
Lynda La Plante
One of our Books of the Year 2016. Prime Suspect lovers are in for a treat for this once again gives us a large slice in the development of Jane Tennison. In the eponymous book published last year we followed...
Format: Hardback - Released: 20/10/2016
How to Find Love in a Book Shop by Veronica Henry
Reader Reviewed How to Find Love in a Book Shop
Veronica Henry
One of our Books of the Year 2016. A lovely, gentle read, full of interesting characters, and at the heart of it all, a rather wonderful book shop called Nightingale Books. In this charming romance, we take a peek into...
Format: Paperback - Released: 22/09/2016
Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult
Small Great Things
Jodi Picoult
One of our Books of the Year 2016. December 2016 Book of the Month. Just incredible… this punchy, beautiful, readable story vibrates with a powerful energy. After Turk Bauer accuses nurse Ruth Jefferson of murdering his...
Format: Hardback - Released: 22/11/2016
Betrayal by Martina Cole
Betrayal
Martina Cole
One of our Books of the Year 2016. Martina Cole’s twenty-third East End thriller is as raw and involved as one has come to expect. With huge family betrayals and some very nasty goings-on indeed. It fair pounds along leaving...
Format: Hardback - Released: 20/10/2016
The Quiet Music of Gently Falling Snow by Jackie Morris
The Quiet Music of Gently Falling Snow
Jackie Morris
One of our Books of the Year 2016. Gosh, this is absolutely and completely enchanting. The moment I laid eyes on ‘The Quiet Music of Gently Falling Snow’ I knew I had fallen in love, I hugged the book before...
Format: Hardback - Released: 09/09/2016
Orphan X by Gregg Hurwitz
Reader Reviewed Orphan X
Gregg Hurwitz
One of our Books of the Year 2016. Prepare yourself… for the dramatically intense and exciting new kid on the block, except Evan Smoak isn't a kid, he's a highly trained killer with his humanity surprisingly intact. Smoak has left...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/09/2016
Closed Casket The New Hercule Poirot Mystery by Sophie Hannah, Agatha Christie
Reader Reviewed Closed Casket The New Hercule Poirot Mystery
Sophie Hannah, Agatha Christie
One of our Books of the Year 2016. Hercule Poirot is back for his second outing under the fabulous guiding hand of Sophie Hannah. 70 year old children’s author Lady Athelinda Playford changes her will, causing the mayhem she predicted,...
Format: Hardback - Released: 06/09/2016
The Secret Diary of Hendrik Groen, 83 Years Old by Hendrik Groen
Reader Reviewed The Secret Diary of Hendrik Groen, 83 Years Old
Hendrik Groen
One of our Books of the Year 2016. Poignant, moving and funny, I chuckled my way through this delightful (but no longer secret) diary from the rather lovable Hendrik Groen. Hendrik has reached the age where his address book...
Format: Hardback - Released: 25/08/2016
The New Mrs Clifton by Elizabeth Buchan
The New Mrs Clifton
Elizabeth Buchan
One of our Books of the Year 2016. At the end of WWII Gus brings back an emotionally damaged German wife, Krista, to his family home on Clapham Common, London. In a bombed terrace his house remains unscathed yet possibly...
Format: Hardback - Released: 11/08/2016
The Little Bookshop of Lonely Hearts by Annie Darling
The Little Bookshop of Lonely Hearts
Annie Darling
One of our Books of the Year 2016. Witty, romantic and very modern, The Little Bookshop of Lonely Hearts is the first in a new series set in a quaint old bookshop, for fans of Lucy Diamond and Jenny Colgan -...
Format: Paperback - Released: 25/08/2016
The Silk Merchant's Daughter by Dinah Jefferies
Reader Reviewed The Silk Merchant's Daughter
Dinah Jefferies
One of our Books of the Year 2016. Dinah Jefferies has presented another beautifully told and vividly stunning tale, this time set in 1950’s Vietnam. The story revolves around 18 year old Nicole, half French and half Vietnamese, Nicole finds...
Format: Paperback - Released: 14/07/2016
This Must be the Place by Maggie O'Farrell
This Must be the Place
Maggie O'Farrell
One of our Books of the Year 2016. Shortlisted for the Costa Novel Award 2016. Shortlisted for the Books Are My Bag Fiction Award 2016. June 2016 Book of the Month. Award-winning...
Format: Hardback - Released: 17/05/2016
The Glorious Heresies by Lisa McInerney
The Glorious Heresies
Lisa McInerney
One of our Books of the Year 2016. Shortlisted for the Books Are My Bag Breakthrough Author Award 2016. Winner of the 2016 Desmond Elliott Prize. Winner...
Format: Paperback - Released: 31/12/2015
The Essex Serpent by Sarah Perry
Reader Reviewed The Essex Serpent
Sarah Perry
One of our Books of the Year 2016. Shortlisted for the Costa Novel Award 2016. A gorgeously eloquent and powerfully expressive novel, ‘The Essex Serpent’ explores an unusual relationship in the 1890’s. This isn't exactly a love story, it is...
Format: Hardback - Released: 02/06/2016
Black Rabbit Hall by Eve Chase
Reader Reviewed Black Rabbit Hall
Eve Chase
One of our Books of the Year 2016. July 2016 MEGA Debut of the Month. Pencraw Hall, Cornwall, is a beautiful old house, the holiday retreat for the well-off Alton family of four children, twins and...
Format: Paperback - Released: 16/06/2016
Carrying Albert Home The Somewhat True Story of a Man, His Wife and Her Alligator by Homer Hickam
Reader Reviewed Carrying Albert Home The Somewhat True Story of a Man, His Wife and Her Alligator
Homer Hickam
One of our Books of the Year 2016. A beautifully quirky, yet at the same time completely logical love story (well it is logical once you've realised that you too, have fallen in love with an alligator). ‘Carrying Albert Home’...
Format: Paperback - Released: 30/06/2016
The Swimming Pool by Louise Candlish
Reader Reviewed The Swimming Pool
Louise Candlish
One of our Books of the Year 2016. August 2016 Book of the Month. Tense and full of intrigue, this is a novel that sinks into the depths of obsession and discovers a very dangerous game...
Format: Paperback - Released: 28/07/2016
Barkskins by Annie Proulx
Reader Reviewed Barkskins
Annie Proulx
One of our Books of the Year 2016. July 2016 Book of the Month. For the Wolf Hall readership, this is a huge historical novel to immerse yourself in. A dramatic, violent, absorbing, long read...
Format: Hardback - Released: 16/06/2016
Before the Fall by Noah Hawley
Before the Fall
Noah Hawley
One of our Books of the Year 2016. A Maxim Jakubowski selected title. A striking thriller from an established US author and Golden Globe award winner of the Fargo TV series scriptwriter. When a private aircraft...
Format: Hardback - Released: 09/06/2016
Black Water by Louise Doughty
Black Water
Louise Doughty
One of our Books of the Year 2016. June 2016 Book of the Month. Fluctuating between the riots and massacre in Indonesia in 1965 and the second coup in 1997 with the unrest of 1998, this...
Format: Hardback - Released: 02/06/2016
Keep You Close by Lucie Whitehouse
Keep You Close
Lucie Whitehouse
One of our Books of the Year 2016. Ten years ago Rowan and Marianne were inseperable. Rowan, our narrator, lost her mother while still a baby and Marianne's family embraced her. Then Seb, the father, is killed in a car...
Format: Paperback - Released: 11/08/2016
Tainted Love by Kimberley Chambers
Reader Reviewed Tainted Love
Kimberley Chambers
One of our Books of the Year 2016. An audacious, fast moving, dark but oh so entertaining tale. Prepare yourself… the Butler Family are back, and we observe as they battle their way through life from 1986 to 2001. From...
Format: Paperback - Released: 28/07/2016
The Teacher by Katerina Diamond
The Teacher
Katerina Diamond
One of our Books of the Year 2016. Longlisted for the John Creasey (New Blood) Dagger Award 2016. A couple of Exeter cops attempt to solve the mystery of a hanged teacher which was locally followed by a whole series...
Format: Paperback - Released: 10/03/2016
Wicked Game by Matt Johnson
Wicked Game
Matt Johnson
One of our Books of the Year 2016. Longlisted for the John Creasey (New Blood) Dagger Award 2016. A breathless and perfectly-paced thriller of a particularly explosive nature, introducing Royalty Protection Team cop Robert Finlay whose own SAS past retruns...
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/03/2016
Eden Gardens by Louise Brown
Reader Reviewed Eden Gardens
Louise Brown
One of our Books of the Year 2016. Longlisted for the HWA Goldsboro Debut Crown Award Longlist 2016. A vividly striking and entirely captivating debut novel set in Calcutta, covering both the Second World War and Indian Independence during the...
Format: Paperback - Released: 21/04/2016
Everyone Brave is Forgiven by Chris Cleave
Reader Reviewed Everyone Brave is Forgiven
Chris Cleave
One of our Books of the Year 2016. May 2016 Book of the Month. 'War was declared at 11.15 and Mary North signed up at noon.' With these words begins the most breathtaking novel of the...
Format: Hardback - Released: 21/04/2016
The Summer Before the War by Helen Simonson
Reader Reviewed The Summer Before the War
Helen Simonson
Despite the title – The Summer Before the War – which this terrific novel does indeed trace, it also spills into the horrors of the war years and eventually releases us back into some sort of very different peace. Set...
Format: Paperback - Released: 09/03/2017

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YA Books of the Year 2016

The Red Abbey Chronicles: Maresi by Maria Turtschaninoff
The Red Abbey Chronicles: Maresi
Maria Turtschaninoff
One of our YA Books of the Year 2016 | Longlisted for the UKLA 2017 Book Award | January 2015 Debut of the Month What an unusual and powerful novel. The setting is an island in an unspecified fantasy world...
Format: Hardback - Released: 14/01/2016
Flawed by Cecelia Ahern
Reader Reviewed Flawed
Cecelia Ahern
One of our YA Books of the Year 2016. Set in a society in which those deemed ‘flawed’ are branded and ostracised, Cecelia Ahern’s debut YA novel will talk directly to its readers. Every teenager wants to be perfect, to...
Format: Paperback - Released: 25/08/2016
As I Descended by Robin Talley
Reader Reviewed As I Descended
Robin Talley
One of our YA Books of the Year 2016. September 2016 NewGen Book of the Month. In a Nutshell: Deadly Ambition | Scheming with Spirits | Descent into Darkness Thrilling, chilling, supernaturally-charged retelling of Macbeth set...
Format: Paperback - Released: 06/09/2016
Beck by Mal Peet, Meg Rosoff
Beck
Mal Peet, Meg Rosoff
One of our YA Books of the Year 2016. September 2016 MEGA NewGen Book of the Month. Please note we think this book is suitable for 16+ only. In turns brutal and passionate, Beck is an...
Format: Hardback - Released: 18/08/2016
Nightwanderers by C. J. Flood
Reader Reviewed Nightwanderers
C. J. Flood
One of our YA Books of the Year 2016. June 2016 NewGen Book of the Month. From the Branford Boase award-winning author of Infinite Sky comes this smartly-plotted page-turner about intense friendship...
Format: Paperback - Released: 02/06/2016
Not If I See You First by Eric Lindstrom
Not If I See You First
Eric Lindstrom
One of our YA Books of the Year 2016. May 2016 NewGen Debut of the Month. An incredibly uplifting, thought provoking and sharply beautiful debut. Once I started reading I couldn’t stop and when I turned...
Format: Paperback - Released: 05/05/2016
Radio Silence by Alice Oseman
Radio Silence
Alice Oseman
One of our YA Books of the Year 2016. March 2016 NewGen Book of the Month. Frances’ life has been mapped out since forever. She’s set on reading English Literature at Cambridge...
Format: Paperback - Released: 25/02/2016
Broken Sky by L. A. Weatherly
Broken Sky
L. A. Weatherly
One of our YA Books of the Year 2016. March 2016 NewGen Book of the Month. Broken Sky is the stunning start to ‘The Broken Trilogy’, an intriguing and wonderful mix of...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/03/2016
How Hard Can Love be? by Holly Bourne
Reader Reviewed How Hard Can Love be?
Holly Bourne
One of our YA Books of the Year 2016. February 2016 NewGen Book of the Month. Holly Bourne’s new novel demonstrates that...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/02/2016
All the Rage by Courtney Summers
Reader Reviewed All the Rage
Courtney Summers
One of our YA Books of the Year 2016. February 2016 NewGen Book of the Month. A deeply powerful novel for emotionally...
Format: Paperback - Released: 28/01/2016

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