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13 Minutes by Sarah Pinborough
13 Minutes
Sarah Pinborough
Highly Recommended. More psychological thriller than strict horror I nevertheless wanted to include this because, primarily, it’s a wonderful book but also because it comes with genuine, if non-supernatural, thrills. This is a tight, claustrophobic and...
Format: Paperback - Released: 28/07/2016
Nina is Not Ok by Shappi Khorsandi
Nina is Not Ok
Shappi Khorsandi
With a fierce, biting sense of reality, this is a provocative, yet beautifully worthwhile, must, must read. Nina is 17 years old, her best friend and worst enemy is alcohol, when she forgets one time too many the night before,...
Format: Hardback - Released: 28/07/2016
Eight Rivers of Shadow by Leo Hunt
Eight Rivers of Shadow
Leo Hunt
In a Nutshell: Dead gripping • Dead funny • Deadpan urban fantasy Full of fantastical thrills, supernatural spills and wail-out-loud wit, this sublimely plotted sequel to “Thirteen Days of Midnight” is a riotously riveting read. There was a time when...
Format: Paperback - Released: 14/07/2016
Children of Icarus by Caighlan Smith
Children of Icarus
Caighlan Smith
July 2016 New Gen Book of the Month. In a Nutshell: * Dystopian deception * Greek myth * Survival A labyrinthine world of brutality, deception and monstrous creatures awaits in this intense coming-of-age fantasy about...
Format: Paperback - Released: 14/07/2016
How Not to Disappear by Clare Furniss
How Not to Disappear
Clare Furniss
July 2016 New Gen Book of the Month. Hattie’s life changes forever when she meets the great aunt she never knew she had. Gloria by name, and glorious by nature, this headstrong former actress, who likes...
Format: Paperback - Released: 14/07/2016
The Otherlife by Julia Gray
The Otherlife
Julia Gray
July 2016 New Gen Debut of the Month Absolutely compelling. I have to admit to being rather surprised by ‘The Otherlife’, I think I was expecting a rollicking fantasy adventure, instead a startling, yet subtle and...
Format: Paperback - Released: 07/07/2016
And I Darken by Kiersten White
And I Darken
Kiersten White
In a Nutshell: Ruthless anti-heroine * Epic alternate history * Loyalty and love Epic and intense, this rich reimagining of Vlad the Impaler as a young woman will have fans of dark history hooked from the outset. Think Game of...
Format: Paperback - Released: 07/07/2016
Blame by Simon Mayo
Blame
Simon Mayo
July 2016 New Gen Book of the Month. In a nutshell : tense, unusual thriller Set in a not-too-distant future in which, following the collapse of the EU and a major recession in the UK (that...
Format: Paperback - Released: 07/07/2016
The Moonlight Dreamers by Siobhan Curham
The Moonlight Dreamers
Siobhan Curham
July 2016 New Gen Book of the Month. In a Nutshell: Awesome Empowerment * Sisterly Support * Pursuing Passions This inspirational story about following dreams and the power of female friendship is as rich, warm and...
Format: Paperback - Released: 07/07/2016
Cruel Heart Broken by Emma Haughton
Cruel Heart Broken
Emma Haughton
In a Nutshell: Deceit • Decisions • Doing the right thing A gripping, emotionally-charged page-turner about guilt, regret and finding the strength to face the truth. 15-year-old Laurie has always been a good girl, but confesses a guilt-ridden secret right...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/07/2016
A Thousand Nights by E.K. Johnston
A Thousand Nights
E.K. Johnston
Set against a vividly drawn desert backdrop, this spellbinding novel about love, self-sacrifice and the power of stories shimmers as vibrantly as a queen’s finely threaded robes. When cruel king Lo-Melkhiin arrives in her village, the eloquent narrator of this...
Format: Paperback - Released: 30/06/2016
The Loose Ends List by Carrie Firestone
The Loose Ends List
Carrie Firestone
July 2016 NewGen Debut of the Month. In a Nutshell: Trip of a lifetime • Seize the day • Perfect endings Always heartwarming, often laugh-out-loud hilarious, this is a sublime novel about...
Format: Paperback - Released: 16/06/2016
Summer Days and Summer Nights Twelve Summer Romances by Stephanie Perkins
Summer Days and Summer Nights Twelve Summer Romances
Stephanie Perkins
In a Nutshell: Summer love | Short stories | Poolside pick-me-up Perfect for dipping into between dips in the pool, this varied seasonal anthology features twelve scorching stories by twelve top YA authors. Following last Christmas’s My True Love...
Format: Hardback - Released: 02/06/2016
Goodbye Stranger by Rebecca Stead
Goodbye Stranger
Rebecca Stead
Rebecca Stead loves to set her readers puzzles: there are huge mysteries in her award-winning novels When You Reach Me and Liar and Spy and her new book, Goodbye Stranger also poses questions. Central character Bridge was very nearly killed...
Format: Paperback - Released: 02/06/2016
One by Sarah Crossan
One
Sarah Crossan
Winner of the CILIP Carnegie Medal 2016. Winner of The Bookseller's 2016 prize for young adult fiction. Ireland's Children's Book of the Year Award 2016. Award-winning Sarah Crossan tells an astonishing and difficult story with the surest of touches...
Format: Paperback - Released: 02/06/2016
Unbecoming by Jenny Downham
Unbecoming
Jenny Downham
Award- winning Jenny Downham launched her career with Before I Die. The story of a young girl facing death, it showed a bold author who could write sensitively about a subject that could easily be sensationalised. In Unbecoming she adopts...
Format: Paperback - Released: 02/06/2016
Dangerous Lies by Becca Fitzpatrick
Dangerous Lies
Becca Fitzpatrick
Strong-willed Stella is the key witness in a murder trial and has been placed under police protection. After being given a new identity and forced to cut all contact with friends from her former life, including her boyfriend, Stella is...
Format: Paperback - Released: 02/06/2016
The Shepherd's Crown by Terry Pratchett
The Shepherd's Crown
Terry Pratchett
The completely and totally wonderful wiz(z)ard of words Terry Pratchett, has departed for what I'm sure will be a very interesting conversation, with cat and curry loving Death. Terry Pratchett has been one of my favourite authors since I was...
Format: Paperback - Released: 02/06/2016
Nightwanderers by C. J. Flood
Nightwanderers
C. J. Flood
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 and discovering unexpected strengths. Shy Rosie had “never had...
Format: Paperback - Released: 02/06/2016
If I Was Your Girl by Meredith Russo
If I Was Your Girl
Meredith Russo
June 2016 NewGen Debut of the Month. Amanda Hardy is the new girl at school. Like everyone else, all she wants is to make friends and fit in. But Amanda is holding...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/06/2016
Highly Illogical Behaviour by John Corey Whaley
Highly Illogical Behaviour
John Corey Whaley
In a Nutshell: Universe-expanding friendship • Trust • Anxiety disorder An uplifting coming-of-age novel about living with agoraphobia and the transformative power of true friendship. Solomon hasn't left his house for three years, not since the panic attack...
Format: Paperback - Released: 26/05/2016
The Deepest Cut by Natalie Flynn
The Deepest Cut
Natalie Flynn
June 2016 NewGen Debut of the Month. In a Nutshell: Boundless friendship • Real-life rawness •Surviving loss A gripping, emotionally authentic debut about grief, guilt and the tragic reality of knife crime....
Format: Paperback - Released: 24/05/2016
Cool Kids Cook Delicious Recipes and Fabulous Facts to Turn into a Kitchen Whizz by Jenny Chandler
Cool Kids Cook Delicious Recipes and Fabulous Facts to Turn into a Kitchen Whizz
Jenny Chandler
The hot (cool) new cook book for 7 - 14 year old children who love food and want to understand more about where it comes from and how to create amazing real meals. Empowering (and with no rice crispy cakes...
Format: Paperback - Released: 12/05/2016
Unrivalled by Alyson Noel
Unrivalled
Alyson Noel
June 2016 Book of the Month. Oozing with ambition, glamour and more ruthless Hollywood backstabbing than you can shake a designer stiletto at, this is the sassy first instalment of Alyson Noël’s Beautiful Idols series.
Format: Paperback - Released: 10/05/2016
Finding Audrey by Sophie Kinsella
Finding Audrey
Sophie Kinsella
Audrey’s family life is reassuringly normal. There’s her Daily Mail reading mum, computer game addicted big brother, and well-meaning dad trying, and generally failing, to say the right thing. It’s sharply observed comedy, and very funny. Audrey has problems though...
Format: Paperback - Released: 05/05/2016
Wolf by Wolf by Ryan Graudin
Wolf by Wolf
Ryan Graudin
Powerfully thought-provoking alternate-history thriller in which an unforgettable heroine seeks revenge on Hitler. It’s 1956, more than ten years since the Nazis won the war, and 17 year-old Yael belongs to a resistance movement. After enduring scientific experimentation as a...
Format: Paperback - Released: 05/05/2016
The Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matson
The Unexpected Everything
Morgan Matson
Super-focused Andie has her future mapped-out. She knows what she wants (to go to med school) and how to get it. But when her plans to do an internship over the summer break are scuppered by a scandal surrounding her...
Format: Paperback - Released: 05/05/2016
The Square Root of Summer by Harriet Reuter Hapgood
The Square Root of Summer
Harriet Reuter Hapgood
Seventeen-year-old physics prodigy Gottie has experienced much loss in her short life. One summer on from losing her grandfather and being rejected by her first love, Gottie finds herself free-falling, like Alice down the rabbit hole, but through time, back...
Format: Paperback - Released: 05/05/2016
The Rest of Us Just Live Here by Patrick Ness
The Rest of Us Just Live Here
Patrick Ness
Shortlisted for the CILIP Carnegie Medal 2016. Daring, beautifully written, full of ideas that will bring the reader up short, The Rest of Us Just Live Here is a dystopian adventure that mocks dystopian adventures while acknowledging the genre’s power...
Format: Paperback - Released: 05/05/2016
Whisper to Me by Nick Lake
Whisper to Me
Nick Lake
May 2016 Book of the Month. This electrifyingly smart story of a teen girl's struggle with a tormenting voice in her head is a masterwork of contemporary YA. There's a murderer on the loose in Cassie's...
Format: Paperback - Released: 05/05/2016
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