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Crazy House by James Patterson
Crazy House
James Patterson
There were no charges. There was no trial. There will be no escape. Seventeen-year-old Becca Greenfield was snatched from her small hometown. She was thrown into a maximum-security prison and put on Death Row with other kids her age. Until...
Format: Hardback - Released: 18/05/2017
Wishbones by Virginia Macgregor
Wishbones
Virginia Macgregor
In a Nutshell: Big secrets, big issues, the biggest love This splendidly life-affirming, read-in-one-sitting novel sees a huge-hearted teenager battling to fix her mum’s life-threatening eating disorder. Feather’s mum has always been chubby. “That's just the way she is. What’s...
Format: Paperback - Released: 18/05/2017
Contagion by Teri Terry
Contagion
Teri Terry
In a Nutshell: Flame-hot dystopian thriller This dynamo of dystopian YA, the first in the Dark Matter trilogy, sizzles with sinister science and supernatural intrigue. 12 year-old Callie has survived an epidemic and broken out of an institute where she...
Format: Paperback - Released: 18/05/2017
Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy by Cassandra Clare, Sarah Rees Brennan, Maureen Johnson, Robin Wasserman
Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy
Cassandra Clare, Sarah Rees Brennan, Maureen Johnson, Robin Wasserman
In a Nutshell: Epic illustrated short stories | A colossal collection of illustrated short stories about the star of Cassandra Clare’s Mortal Instruments series. Previously released separately in eBook format, this lavish volume of short stories makes a great...
Format: Paperback - Released: 04/05/2017
Girlhood by Cat Clarke
Girlhood
Cat Clarke
In a Nutshell: School life, suspense, and stepping from the shadows of grief and guilt An emotionally-charged, edge-of-your-seat thriller in which a young woman experiences a rollercoaster ride of guilt, grief and complex friendships. Twin sisters Harper and Jenna had...
Format: Paperback - Released: 04/05/2017
A Tragic Kind of Wonderful by Eric Lindstrom
A Tragic Kind of Wonderful
Eric Lindstrom
May 2017 Book of the Month | In a Nutshell: Coping with bipolar disorder | Finding the courage to shed secrets | Intense, insightful exploration of how it feels to live with bipolar disorder, and finding the strength to reveal...
Format: Paperback - Released: 04/05/2017
Windfall by Jennifer E. Smith
Windfall
Jennifer E. Smith
A girl gives her crush a lottery ticket for his birthday and he wins the jackpot - a heart-warming, gorgeous new novel from Jennifer E. Smith, author of The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight. Lovereading Review to follow.
Format: Paperback - Released: 04/05/2017
Countless by Karen Gregory
Countless
Karen Gregory
In a Nutshell: Compelling and compassionate account of a pregnant teen fighting an eating disorder | Insightful, authentic and profoundly moving story of a teenager facing the double struggle of discovering she’s pregnant while fighting an eating disorder. Hedda’s initial...
Format: Paperback - Released: 04/05/2017
Encounters by Jason Wallace
Encounters
Jason Wallace
In a Nutshell: Alleged alien encounter inspired by true events | An utterly absorbing novel based on the real-life phenomenon of a group of Zimbabwean schoolchildren claiming to have experienced an extra-terrestrial encounter. With over fifty children asserting that they...
Format: Hardback - Released: 04/05/2017
Release by Patrick Ness
Release
Patrick Ness
***Recommended for 16+ due to content. In a Nutshell: love, truth and the power of release | A gripping, soulful novel about a life-changing day, which will surely change the lives of those who read it. "Where on earth had...
Format: Hardback - Released: 04/05/2017
Chasing the Stars by Malorie Blackman
Chasing the Stars
Malorie Blackman
April 2017 NewGen Book of the Month. Shortlisted for YA Book Prize 2017 | An innovative, ambitious page-turner in which the inimitable Malorie Blackman has entwined two...
Format: Paperback - Released: 06/04/2017
Noughts & Crosses by Malorie Blackman
Noughts & Crosses
Malorie Blackman
Selected by a distinguished independent panel of experts including our editorial expert, Julia Eccleshare, for Diverse Voices - 50 of the best Children's Books celebrating cultural diversity in the UK. Michael Rosen on a compelling favourite: "A book that dared...
Format: Paperback - Released: 06/04/2017
Knife Edge by Malorie Blackman
Knife Edge
Malorie Blackman
The terrific sequel to Noughts and Crosses and continues the story of Sephy and Callum and their families. Full of mystery, suspense, romance and even murder, you’ll go through numerous different emotions when you read it but in the end...
Format: Paperback - Released: 06/04/2017
Double Cross by Malorie Blackman
Double Cross
Malorie Blackman
This thrilling new title in award-winning Malorie Blackman’s cleverly observed series, which began with Noughts and Crosses, captures the drama and potential violence of growing up – especially in a world where the Noughts are willing to use violence against...
Format: Paperback - Released: 06/04/2017
Checkmate by Malorie Blackman
Checkmate
Malorie Blackman
At last the book to tie up the loose ends of the Noughts and Crosses sequence and it certainly doesn’t disappoint in anyway. The originality of the plot is breathtaking and the characters superbly drawn. You’ll be gripped to the...
Format: Paperback - Released: 06/04/2017
The State of Grace by Rachael Lucas
The State of Grace
Rachael Lucas
In a Nutshell: Living with Asperger’s * Dealing with change * New beginnings “Being human is a complicated game”, and that’s certainly the case for fifteen-year-old Grace, the sparkling protagonist of this gorgeously heartfelt and often hilarious novel. Grace is bright...
Format: Paperback - Released: 06/04/2017
The Hate u Give by Angie Thomas
The Hate u Give
Angie Thomas
April 2017 NewGen Debut of the Month. In a Nutshell: Fighting for Justice | Black Lives Matter | Stunning, vital wake-up call of a novel about racism, social inequality and not giving up told through the eyes...
Format: Paperback - Released: 06/04/2017
A Berlin Love Song by Sarah Matthias
A Berlin Love Song
Sarah Matthias
A Piece of Passion from Troika MD Martin West says, ‘Like the best writers of historical fiction Sarah brings the past vividly to life. A celebration of the Romani way of life, and the powerful, moving story of two individuals...
Format: Paperback - Released: 23/03/2017
Open: A Toolkit for How Magic and Messed Up Life Can be by Gemma Cairney
Open: A Toolkit for How Magic and Messed Up Life Can be
Gemma Cairney
March 2017 NewGen Book of the Month. In a Nutshell: Utterly invaluable, gloriously gracious guide to life | This heartfelt handbook for young adults by an inspirational presenter and producer is the literary embodiment of a...
Format: Hardback - Released: 09/03/2017
Waking in Time by Angie Stanton
Waking in Time
Angie Stanton
In a Nutshell: Secrets, romance and time travel twists | Still mourning the death of her grandmother, Abbi embarks on a new life when she moves to a college far from home. Knowing this is where Gram had studied goes some...
Format: Paperback - Released: 09/03/2017
Orbiting Jupiter by Gary D. Schmidt
Orbiting Jupiter
Gary D. Schmidt
Longlisted for the UKLA 2017 Book Award Before meeting his new foster brother, Jack understands what he and his family are ‘getting into’. Fourteen-year-old Joseph almost killed a teacher, and he has a three-month-old daughter, Jupiter, whom he’s never seen....
Format: Paperback - Released: 02/03/2017
Every Hidden Thing by Kenneth Oppel
Every Hidden Thing
Kenneth Oppel
March 2017 NewGen Book of the Month. In a Nutshell: Romancing the Bones | There’s rivalry, romance and skullduggery galore in this rip-roaring read following two epic expeditions to unearth an extraordinary dinosaur skeleton in the...
Format: Hardback - Released: 02/03/2017
Here be Witches by Sarah Mussi
Here be Witches
Sarah Mussi
In a Nutshell: Merlin-esque mythology in the modern world | Set in stunning Snowdonia, this spellbinding sequel to Here Be Dragons shimmers with atmosphere, adventure and a love story of legendary proportions. Sixteen-year-old Ellie longs to be with Henry, the...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/03/2017
Black Moon by L. A. Weatherly
Black Moon
L. A. Weatherly
March 2017 NewGen Book of the Month. A fitting and truly fabulous end to the breathtaking Broken Trilogy. It’s 1942, nearly two thousand years after time was reset and war and atomic weapons were banned,...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/03/2017
Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare
Lady Midnight
Cassandra Clare
From the creator of the Mortal Instruments series and Infernal Devices trilogy comes this epic first instalment of the author’s highly anticipated The Dark Artifices series. Lady Midnight is populated with pretty much every kind of mythological and...
Format: Paperback - Released: 23/02/2017
The Cruelty by Scott Bergstrom
The Cruelty
Scott Bergstrom
In a Nutshell: Trans-European espionage thriller | Cinematic page-turner following a teenager’s ruthlessly fearless journey into a criminal underworld to find her diplomat dad. Seventeen-year-old Gwendolyn Bloom has spent much of her life on the move due to her dad’s...
Format: Paperback - Released: 09/02/2017
Ariadnis by Josh Martin
Ariadnis
Josh Martin
In a nutshell: two girls, a life or death struggle in a vivid other-world | Aula was born in Athenas, City of the Nine Pillars; she’s never met Joomia, who was born in Metis, City of the Nine Trees. Yet...
Format: Paperback - Released: 09/02/2017
Our Own Private Universe by Robin Talley
Our Own Private Universe
Robin Talley
In a Nutshell: Personal awakenings on a transformational summer trip | An insightful coming-of-age story about a bisexual teenager’s first experience of love in all its dizzying bliss and complexity. Fifteen-year-old Aki is determined to stop putting things off, and...
Format: Paperback - Released: 09/02/2017
The Edge of Everything by Jeff Giles
The Edge of Everything
Jeff Giles
February 2017 NewGen Debut of the Month. In a nutshell: girl loves boy/supernatural bounty hunter | When star-crossed lovers Zoe and the boy she nicknames X meet the circumstances are hardly promising: stranded in a blizzard...
Format: Paperback - Released: 09/02/2017
We Come Apart by Sarah Crossan, Brian Conaghan
We Come Apart
Sarah Crossan, Brian Conaghan
February 2017 NewGen Book of the Month. In a nutshell: unputdownable story, beautifully told | Sarah Crossan and Brian Conaghan are two of our most garlanded YA authors: she won the 2016 Carnegie Medal,...
Format: Hardback - Released: 09/02/2017
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