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The Diabolic by S. J. Kincaid
The Diabolic
S. J. Kincaid
In a Nutshell: Intergalactic Identity Epic Action and intrigue abound in this high-stakes, high-concept sci-fi thriller from the acclaimed author of Insignia. Nemesis is a Diabolic. They ‘look like us, but they aren’t truly human beings.’ They’re predators who must...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/11/2016
Dear Charlie by N. D. Gomes
Dear Charlie
N. D. Gomes
In a Nutshell: Shocking school shooting | Heartache behind headlines A thoroughly thought-provoking tale of a family’s struggle with grief and guilt in the aftermath of an atrocious act committed by a loved one. It’s Britain, 1996, and sixteen-year-old Sam...
Format: Paperback - Released: 20/10/2016
Remember My Name by Abbey Clancy
Remember My Name
Abbey Clancy
A light, flirty and oh, so much fun, debut novel by model and TV presenter Abbey Clancy. 22 year old Jess, a party entertainer from Liverpool has always dreamed of being a famous singer, so she can live like a...
Format: Paperback - Released: 20/10/2016
Lie Kill Walk Away From the Author of the Everest Files and Mortal Chaos by Matt Dickinson
Lie Kill Walk Away From the Author of the Everest Files and Mortal Chaos
Matt Dickinson
A non-stop, action-packed, thrilling tale of a race to save humanity from a deadly virus. 15 year old Rebecca Eden and 16 year old Joe Fontana tell their own tales in alternate very short punchy chapters. Each has suffered heartache...
Format: Paperback - Released: 06/10/2016
Gone Wild by Robert Muchamore
Gone Wild
Robert Muchamore
In a Nutshell: Battles | Humour | Music | Third hard-hitting book in the hit Rock War series about a Battle of the Bands showdown, by the bestselling author of CHERUB. Rock Wars is now at the halfway mark and...
Format: Hardback - Released: 06/10/2016
A Monster Calls (Movie Tie-in) by Patrick Ness
A Monster Calls (Movie Tie-in)
Patrick Ness
Grown from an original idea by Siobhan Dowd and beautifully illustrated by Jim Kay, Patrick Ness’s extraordinary A Monster Calls has already won numerous awards and earned universal praise. There is now a major film coming and this is the...
Format: Paperback - Released: 06/10/2016
Holding Up the Universe by Jennifer Niven
Holding Up the Universe
Jennifer Niven
Jennifer Niven, author of the New York Times bestseller All the Bright Places, delivers another heart-wrenching, poignant and exhilarating love story about finding that person who sees you for who you are - and seeing them right back.
Format: Paperback - Released: 06/10/2016
Saint Death by Marcus Sedgwick
Saint Death
Marcus Sedgwick
In a Nutshell: Gangs dice with death under the gaze of Mexican folk saint. A thought-fuelling thriller set in a gang-run neighbourhood near the border of Mexico and El Norte (America). The writing is poetically punchy. Exquisitely formed sentences are...
Format: Hardback - Released: 06/10/2016
A Monster Calls: Special Collector's Edition by Patrick Ness
A Monster Calls: Special Collector's Edition
Patrick Ness
This is a gorgeous illustrated hardback of the award-winning novel complete with added interviews with author, illustrator director and cast and photos from the production. Grown from an original idea by Siobhan Dowd and beautifully illustrated by Jim Kay,...
Format: Hardback - Released: 06/10/2016
The Last Beginning by Lauren James
The Last Beginning
Lauren James
In a Nutshell: Time-transcending true love | I was mightily impressed by The Next Together, the first in this epically ambitious sequence of books about a fated couple who are born over and over, and this continuation of their...
Format: Paperback - Released: 06/10/2016
Darkness Follows by L. A. Weatherly
Darkness Follows
L. A. Weatherly
October 2016 NewGen Book of the Month. Absolutely thrilling! This is the second in the truly wonderful ‘Broken Trilogy’ and is just as captivating and if possible, even more gripping than the first. This world must...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/10/2016
Username: Regenerated by Joe Sugg
Username: Regenerated
Joe Sugg
The follow-up graphic novel to the number-one bestseller Username: Evie.
Format: Hardback - Released: 22/09/2016
Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake
Three Dark Crowns
Kendare Blake
In a Nutshell: | Queen against Queen | Sister against Sister | Weight of Fate Epic new series in which being crowned queen is a deadly curse. Triplet sisters, all queens and heir to the crown of Fennbirn Island, are...
Format: Paperback - Released: 22/09/2016
The Deviants by C. J. Skuse
The Deviants
C. J. Skuse
October 2016 NewGen Book of the Month. In a Nutshell: Revelations | Revenge | Rebuilding relationships Masterfully suspenseful rollercoaster of a read, with a genuinely jaw-dropping finale. Once thick as thieves and known as “The...
Format: Paperback - Released: 22/09/2016
Silence is Goldfish by Annabel Pitcher
Silence is Goldfish
Annabel Pitcher
Joanne Owen's Pick of the Year 2015 “Words scare me, the lies and the truth, so I decided to stop using them,” so declares Tess, the troubled heroine of this remarkable novel about alienation, family conflict, the often cruel dynamics...
Format: Paperback - Released: 08/09/2016
A Very Good Chance by Sarah Moore Fitzgerald
A Very Good Chance
Sarah Moore Fitzgerald
In a Nutshell: Taking a chance | Choose your own path | A heart-warming tale about friendship and finding yourself, with added horse-driven adrenalin. There are two outcasts in Minty’s class, Ned and Martin. Neither of them speak and they...
Format: Paperback - Released: 08/09/2016
As I Descended by Robin Talley
As I Descended
Robin Talley
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 in a prestigious southern state high school. While Lily...
Format: Paperback - Released: 06/09/2016
Tales of the Peculiar by Ransom Riggs
Tales of the Peculiar
Ransom Riggs
Ransom Riggs’s spine-tingling fantasy novel Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children is now a film directed by – who else? - Tim Burton, and this extremely handsome book purports to be a collection of favourite peculiar folktales. Anthologist Millard Nullings,...
Format: Hardback - Released: 06/09/2016
Counting Stars by David Almond
Counting Stars
David Almond
In a nutshell: finely told stories of family, joy, love | David Almond is one of our very finest, and in some ways most daring authors for young people, and the stories in this collection, beautifully told and quite profound, are...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/09/2016
Caged by Theresa Breslin
Theresa Breslin
In a Nutshell: Fighting | Surviving | Treachery | Trust | A powerful contemporary novel set in the shady world of underground cage fighting, from a Carnegie Medal-winning author. After running away to London to escape his mum’s bullying boyfriend,...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/09/2016
The Graces by Laure Eve
The Graces
Laure Eve
In a nutshell: be careful if you’re what others wish for | The three Graces, twins Thalia and Fenrin and their younger sister Summer, seem to have everything: attractive, popular, rich, no wonder everyone wants to be their friend, or...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/09/2016
The Beginning Woods by Malcolm McNeill
The Beginning Woods
Malcolm McNeill
September 2016 NewGen Debut of the Month. In a Nutshell: Unfathomable mystery | Timeless fairy tale quest An elegantly atmospheric page-turner that will have readers rooting for main character, Max, and intoxicated by its exquisite style....
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/09/2016
The Thousandth Floor by Katharine McGee
The Thousandth Floor
Katharine McGee
September 2016 NewGen Debut of the Month. Set 100 years in the future in a world of unimaginable luxury and wealth, Katherine McGee’s slick, savvy debut explores an age-old theme: money doesn’t make you happy, and...
Format: Paperback - Released: 30/08/2016
Flawed by Cecelia Ahern
Cecelia Ahern
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 fit in and look like they know what they’re...
Format: Paperback - Released: 25/08/2016
Beck by Mal Peet, Meg Rosoff
Mal Peet, Meg Rosoff
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 utterly compelling story of survival and romance which will...
Format: Hardback - Released: 18/08/2016
Alpha Abidjan to Gare du Nord by Bessora
Alpha Abidjan to Gare du Nord
Alpha hopes that his wife and little son are in Paris and he’s desperate to see them. Denied a visa to travel he must make the long, long journey from his home in the Cote D’Ivoire to Europe as an...
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/08/2016
Across the Barricades A Kevin and Sadie Story by Joan Lingard
Across the Barricades A Kevin and Sadie Story
Joan Lingard
Across the Barricades is part of Joan Lingard's ground-breaking Kevin and Sadie series, the sequel to The Twelfth Day of July. Both books are part of The Originals from Penguin - iconic, outspoken, first. The Originals are the pioneers of...
Format: Paperback - Released: 04/08/2016
Z for Zachariah by Robert C. O'Brien
Z for Zachariah
Robert C. O'Brien
In a nutshell: Iconic | Outspoken | Big Issues | Difficult Truths A powerful post-apocalyptic novel in which nuclear war has devastated America. Z FOR ZACHARIAH by Robert C. O'Brien is one of The Originals from Penguin - iconic, outspoken,...
Format: Paperback - Released: 04/08/2016
The Wave by Morton Rhue
The Wave
Morton Rhue
In a nutshell: Iconic | Outspoken | Big Issues | Difficult Truths The Wave is based on a nightmarish true episode in a Californian high school, when a teacher wanted to demonstrate the dangers of propoganda and group-think. It is...
Format: Paperback - Released: 04/08/2016
The Twelfth Day of July A Kevin and Sadie Story by Joan Lingard
The Twelfth Day of July A Kevin and Sadie Story
Joan Lingard
In a nutshell: Iconic | Outspoken | Big Issues | Difficult Truths The Twelfth Day of July is first of Joan Lingard's influential Kevin and Sadie books, set in Belfast during the Troubles. It is one of The Originals from...
Format: Paperback - Released: 04/08/2016
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