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We Come Apart by Sarah Crossan, Brian Conaghan
We Come Apart
Sarah Crossan, Brian Conaghan
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, the UK’s top children’s book award; he has just been awarded...
Format: Hardback - Released: 09/02/2017
Waiting for Callback: Take Two by Perdita Cargill, Honor Cargill
Waiting for Callback: Take Two
Perdita Cargill, Honor Cargill
In a Nutshell: Living the dream (kind of) | Fabulously feel-good, epically entertaining series about the highs and lows of life as a teen actress. This sidesplitting sequel sees Elektra’s life crank up a few notches (and then some) from...
Format: Paperback - Released: 26/01/2017
The Dark Days Pact A Lady Helen Novel by Alison Goodman
The Dark Days Pact A Lady Helen Novel
Alison Goodman
The second book in the compelling Lady Helen trilogy. A Regency drama with a compelling supernatural twist - the sequel to The Dark Days Club is just as impeccably researched, with the historical detail seamlessly woven into the story. Lovereading...
Format: Paperback - Released: 26/01/2017
The Witch's Tears (Sequel to the Witch's Kiss) by Katharine Corr, Elizabeth Corr
The Witch's Tears (Sequel to the Witch's Kiss)
Katharine Corr, Elizabeth Corr
Can true love's kiss break your heart...? The spellbinding sequel to The Witch's Kiss by authors and sisters, Katharine and Elizabeth Corr. Lovereading Review to follow.
Format: Paperback - Released: 26/01/2017
Carve the Mark by Veronica Roth
Carve the Mark
Veronica Roth
In a Nutshell: Deadly dilemmas amidst Star Wars-esque intergalactic enmity | First book in an ambitiously epic sci-fi duology from the author of the Divergent series. Akos lives in the peaceful nation of Thuvhe, part of a galaxy in...
Format: Hardback - Released: 17/01/2017
The Bone Sparrow A Refugee Novel by Zana Fraillon
The Bone Sparrow A Refugee Novel
Zana Fraillon
Shortlisted for the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize 2016 | In a Nutshell: Refugees | Resilience | Friendship A heartfelt, harrowing insight into life as a Rohingya refugee in an Australian detention centre, told through the unforgettable voice of an unforgettable...
Format: Paperback - Released: 12/01/2017
The One Memory of Flora Banks by Emily Barr
The One Memory of Flora Banks
Emily Barr
January 2017 NewGen MEGA Debut of the Month. In a nutshell: the unforgettable story of a girl with no memory. Can there ever...
Format: Paperback - Released: 12/01/2017
The Bombs That Brought Us Together by Brian Conaghan
The Bombs That Brought Us Together
Brian Conaghan
Winner of the Costa Children's Book Award 2016. Set in a bleak world and reminiscent of Orwell’s 1984, The Bombs That Brought Us Together is nonetheless a funny, tender, surprising and uplifting novel. Charlie’s life should be pretty miserable: he...
Format: Paperback - Released: 05/01/2017
Sara's Face by Melvin Burgess
Sara's Face
Melvin Burgess
Special 11th Anniversary Edition. As ever, Melvin Burgess makes readers think. Sara signs up for a face transplant but is it her who wants it or, is she being pushed into doing it against her will by the scarred pop-star...
Format: Paperback - Released: 05/01/2017
Girls on Fire by Robin Wasserman
Girls on Fire
Robin Wasserman
A shocking, gripping thriller, Girls on Fire stands alongside The Virgin Suicides in its brilliant portrayal of female adolescence, but with a power and assurance all its own.
Format: Paperback - Released: 05/01/2017
Cradle and All by James Patterson
Cradle and All
James Patterson
January 2017 NewGen Book of the Month. A book to make you flinch! Virulent diseases and natural disasters are sweeping the world, the church and a private investigator seek out the truth behind the reports of...
Format: Paperback - Released: 29/12/2016
A Tragic Kind of Wonderful by Eric Lindstrom
A Tragic Kind of Wonderful
Eric Lindstrom
January 2017 NewGen 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...
Format: Paperback - Released: 29/12/2016
Bone Gap by Laura Ruby
Bone Gap
Laura Ruby
January 2017 NewGen Book of the Month. Winner of the 2016 Michael L. Printz Award | In a Nutshell: Unconventional magic realist thriller | An entrancingly unique novel about a boy’s search for a young woman who’s...
Format: Paperback - Released: 29/12/2016
The Veil (Testaments I and II) by Joseph D'Lacey
The Veil (Testaments I and II)
Joseph D'Lacey
January 2017 Book of the Month. A provocative, gut-wrenching and oh so readable pair of tales. Two novellas, testaments I and II, are included in this book of ‘The Veil’, both very different stories, yet linked...
Format: Hardback - Released: 26/11/2016
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: Hardback - Released: 15/11/2016
The Light That Gets Lost by Natasha Carthew
The Light That Gets Lost
Natasha Carthew
In a Nutshell: Raw revenge | Exploitative institution | Brightening bonds | An unforgettable novel about revenge, abuses of authority and the redemptive power of friendship. After witnessing his parents’ murder, Trey is sent to bleak Camp Kernow, a correctional institution...
Format: Paperback - Released: 10/11/2016
The Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon
The Sun is Also a Star
Nicola Yoon
December 2016 NewGen Book of the Month. In a Nutshell: Race against time | Racing hearts | The difference a day makes | Intense tale of fate, fraught families and migrant lives told over the twelve hour period...
Format: Paperback - Released: 03/11/2016
Reckless III: The Golden Yarn by Cornelia Funke
Reckless III: The Golden Yarn
Cornelia Funke
December 2016 NewGen Book of the Month. In a nutshell: mesmerising tale of love and adventure set in a dark fairy tale world | Cornelia Funke has an extraordinarily fertile imagination, which is fed and inspired...
Format: Hardback - Released: 03/11/2016
...And a Happy New Year? by Holly Bourne
...And a Happy New Year?
Holly Bourne
In a nutshell: auld lang syne with the Spinster Club The end of What’s A Girl Gotta Do saw the three members of the Spinster Club heading off their different ways, now in this special short novel, Holly...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/11/2016
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: Hardback - Released: 01/11/2016
What Light by Jay Asher
What Light
Jay Asher
Get into the Spirit of Christmas! | In a Nutshell: Romancing around the Christmas tree | Seasonal heart-warmer about a head-over-heels holiday romance that seems set to stay alight. While Christmas generally means friends, family, feasting and fun, it...
Format: Paperback - Released: 20/10/2016
Dear Charlie by N. D. Gomes
Dear Charlie
N. D. Gomes
December 2016 NewGen Debut of the Month. 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...
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
The Twelve Days of Dash and Lily by Rachel Cohn, David Levithan
The Twelve Days of Dash and Lily
Rachel Cohn, David Levithan
Dash and Lily have been dating for nearly a year, but when Lily's beloved grandfather falls ill, the repercussions take their toll on everyone. Even though they are still together, somehow the magic has gone out of their relationship and...
Format: Paperback - Released: 06/10/2016
Lie Kill Walk Away by Matt Dickinson
Lie Kill Walk Away
Matt Dickinson
December 2016 NewGen Book of the Month. 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...
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
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