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I Am Thunder by Muhammad Khan
I Am Thunder
Muhammad Khan
In a Nutshell: Brave British Muslim keeps her head after losing her heart An important, engaging debut in which a bright British Muslim is drawn down a dark path. Tingling with heart and urgency, and astute on the complexities...
Format: Paperback - Released: 25/01/2018
The Mortal Instruments 1: City of Bones by Cassandra Clare
The Mortal Instruments 1: City of Bones
Cassandra Clare
A special hardback 10th anniversary edition of the 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...
Format: Hardback - Released: 07/11/2017
Wonderful Feels Like This by Sara Lovestam
Wonderful Feels Like This
Sara Lovestam
November 2017 Debut of the Month A gentle, yet powerful and stimulating novel about friendship and love. 15 year old Steffi who is being bullied at school, meets Alvar who lives in a retirement home, their shared loved of jazz...
Format: Paperback - Released: 02/11/2017
This Mortal Coil by Emily Suvada
This Mortal Coil
Emily Suvada
November 2017 Debut of the Month With the pace and twists of a thriller, an emotional sucker-punch, the exquisite world-building of the best fantasy, and an imagined future that sci-fi fans will love, This Mortal Coil has all the ingredients...
Format: Paperback - Released: 30/10/2017
36 Questions That Changed My Mind About You by Vicki Grant
36 Questions That Changed My Mind About You
Vicki Grant
November 2017 Book of the Month A sharp, edgy, yet lovely romance for young adults. Hildy and Paul are paired in a college psychology study about relationships. They are asked 36 questions over the course of the story, and through...
Format: Paperback - Released: 19/10/2017
The Treatment by C. L. Taylor
The Treatment
C. L. Taylor
In a Nutshell: Edge-of-your-seat institutional indoctrination thriller Suspense, suspicion and sinister secrets abound in this accomplished YA debut from the bestselling author of four adult thrillers. Sixteen-year-old Drew’s troublesome brother, Mason, has been sent to a specialist residential reform academy...
Format: Paperback - Released: 19/10/2017
Turtles All the Way Down by John Green
Turtles All the Way Down
John Green
It all begins with a fugitive billionaire and the promise of a cash reward. Turtles All the Way Down is about lifelong friendship, the intimacy of an unexpected reunion, Star Wars fan fiction, and tuatara. But at its heart is...
Format: Hardback - Released: 28/09/2017
It Only Happens in the Movies by Holly Bourne
It Only Happens in the Movies
Holly Bourne
October 2017 Book of the Month A feast of feel-good funniness and feminism that cleverly contrasts the impossible magic of movie romance with the heady complexities of real-life love. Talented actress Audrey (named after Hepburn) has just started working in...
Format: Paperback - Released: 05/10/2017
Satellite by Nick Lake
Satellite
Nick Lake
Set on a space station in the near future, this cool concept sci-fi novel with a powerful finding-your-way-in-the-world theme also has much for fans of contemporary YA. Fifteen-year-old Leo was born and raised on Moon 2 Space Station and has...
Format: Paperback - Released: 05/10/2017
My Side of the Diamond by Sally Gardner
My Side of the Diamond
Sally Gardner
Jazmin has been shunned ever since her best friend Becky disappeared. But Becky didn't just disappear - she jumped off a tall building and seemingly never reached the ground. It was as if she simply vanished into thin air. Did...
Format: Paperback - Released: 27/09/2017
Moonrise by Sarah Crossan
Moonrise
Sarah Crossan
Shortlisted for the Costa Book Awards 2017, Costa Children's Book Award In a Nutshell: Death row injustice | Undying brotherly love A book to break your heart, quicken your blood and...
Format: Hardback - Released: 07/09/2017
A Jigsaw of Fire and Stars by Yaba Badoe
A Jigsaw of Fire and Stars
Yaba Badoe
In a Nutshell: Circus girl searches for roots amidst real-world cruelties A dazzlingly powerful kaleidoscope of magic realism, folklore and the brutalities of people-trafficking in which a fourteen-year-old circus girl seeks to uncover her identity. As a baby, Sante...
Format: Hardback - Released: 07/09/2017
The Taste of Blue Light by Lydia Ruffles
The Taste of Blue Light
Lydia Ruffles
In a nutshell: angry, witty and ultimately life-affirming coming-of-age story The Taste of Blue Light establishes Lydia Ruffles as an exciting and original new voice in YA. We first meet her central character Lux Langley at her school’s...
Format: Hardback - Released: 07/09/2017
Genuine Fraud by E. Lockhart
Genuine Fraud
E. Lockhart
Wonderfully chilling, this is another thrilling treat from E. Lockhart, author of We Were Liars. Two girls, in an intense relationship are both looking for escape but at what cost? When one disappears events suddenly become darker and...
Format: Hardback - Released: 05/09/2017
The Loneliest Girl in the Universe by Lauren James
The Loneliest Girl in the Universe
Lauren James
September 2017 Book of the Month | In a Nutshell: Stellar story of survival in outer space A uniquely thought-provoking, space-set page-turner with an unforgettable main character whose strength and resolve will leave readers reeling in admiration. Romy is alone...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/09/2017
Wonder Woman: Warbringer (DC Icons Series) by Leigh Bardugo
Wonder Woman: Warbringer (DC Icons Series)
Leigh Bardugo
The highly anticipated coming-of-age story for the world's greatest super hero: Wonder Woman by the # 1 New York Times bestselling author Leigh Bardugo. Lovereading comment to follow soon.
Format: Paperback - Released: 28/08/2017
Silent Weapon - a Street Soldier Novel by Andy McNab
Silent Weapon - a Street Soldier Novel
Andy McNab
A high-speed chase through the backstreets of Lagos and an unexpected bomb explosion in the jungle - it's all in a day's work for soldier Sean Harker. This is the second book from Andy McNab drawing on his own experience...
Format: Hardback - Released: 10/08/2017
Street Soldier by Andy McNab
Street Soldier
Andy McNab
August 2017 Book of the Month Criminal turned soldier - Now he must stop a war on London's streets. London gang member Sean Harker is down on his luck. After a car heist gone wrong, he finds himself in a...
Format: Paperback - Released: 10/08/2017
STAGS Nine students. Three blood sports. One deadly weekend. by M. A. Bennett
STAGS Nine students. Three blood sports. One deadly weekend.
M. A. Bennett
It is the autumn term and Greer MacDonald is struggling to settle into the sixth form at the exclusive St. Aidan the Great boarding school, known to its privileged pupils as S.T.A.G.S. Just when she despairs of making friends Greer...
Format: Paperback - Released: 10/08/2017
Editing Emma by Chloe Seager
Editing Emma
Chloe Seager
Move over Georgia Nicolson. Say goodbye to Geek Girl. Meet Emma Nash. `According to Netflix, this is NOT how my teenage life is supposed to look.' Nursing a broken heart, Emma Nash spends her summer in her room, hiding from the world. Seeing Leon...
Format: Paperback - Released: 10/08/2017
Kingdom of Sleep by E.K. Johnston
Kingdom of Sleep
E.K. Johnston
The world is made safe by a woman ...but it is a very big world. It has been generations since the Storyteller Queen saved her country from fire and blood - but now the kingdom of Kharuf is threatened by...
Format: Paperback - Released: 27/07/2017
Alex, Approximately by Jenn Bennett
Alex, Approximately
Jenn Bennett
In a Nutshell: Rolling waves of romance in the Californian sun Feel-good fiction at its best: moving, life-affirming, with a heart of sunshiney gold. Movie-loving, vintage-wearing Bailey has found her perfect boyfriend, but with Alex being a West Coast guy...
Format: Paperback - Released: 27/07/2017
The Ones That Disappeared by Zana Fraillon
The Ones That Disappeared
Zana Fraillon
Beautiful, magical and moving, this is a Skellig for a new generation, from the author of The Bone Sparrow, shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal 2017 and the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize 2016. The Lovereading Review will follow shortly.
Format: Paperback - Released: 13/07/2017
Nemesis by Brendan Reichs
Nemesis
Brendan Reichs
July 2017 NewGen Book of the Month. In a Nutshell: Lord of the Flies with added asteroid action A uniquely-premised psychological page-turner packed with darkness, death, and compelling conspiracy. Since the age...
Format: Paperback - Released: 13/07/2017
Because You Love to Hate Me 13 Tales of Villainy by Ameriie
Because You Love to Hate Me 13 Tales of Villainy
Ameriie
A unique collection of short stories edited by Grammy-nominated YouTube star Ameriie featuring stories from some of the biggest names both in YA publishing and on YouTube. Because You Love to Hate Me pairs one booktuber with one...
Format: Paperback - Released: 13/07/2017
No Filter by Orlagh Collins
No Filter
Orlagh Collins
July 2017 NewGen Debut of the Month. The fresh, funny and poignant debut novel from Orlagh Collins, a bright new voice in YA fiction. Authentic, down to earth and sweepingly romantic all...
Format: Paperback - Released: 13/07/2017
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: 13/07/2017
Order of Darkness by Philippa Gregory
Order of Darkness
Philippa Gregory
A Review for Changeling, the first in the Order of Darkness series: Best-selling Philippa Gregory’s first book for teenagers is a thrilling story of malice and betrayal, courage and passion. Tricked out of her inheritance by her greedy and duplicitous...
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/06/2017
Song of the Current by Sarah Tolcser
Song of the Current
Sarah Tolcser
June 2017 NewGen Debut of the Month. A thoroughly enthralling fantasy that brims with swashbuckling adventure and enchantment. Seventeen-year-old Caro Oresteia is inextricably bound to the river. Her Pa is a wherryman, like her grandmother before...
Format: Paperback - Released: 08/06/2017
One of Us is Lying by Karen McManus
One of Us is Lying
Karen McManus
In a Nutshell: Hyper-tense high school whodunit * Everyone has secrets… Five teens in detention are hit by a storm when one of them of dies. Outsider Simon, creator of the notorious Bayview High gossip app, wryly remarks that they’re...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/06/2017
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