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Especially compiled for Young Adults, this section is awash with wonderful worlds to escape to, great stories and characters you’ll love.

Books of the Month

Spellslinger by Sebastien de Castell
Spellslinger
Sebastien de Castell
May 2017 NewGen Book of the Month. In a Nutshell: Witty fantasy anti-hero forges his own path There’s trickery, traps, and action aplenty in this vividly conjured magical fantasy – the first...
Format: Hardback - Released: 04/05/2017
Windfall by Jennifer E. Smith
Windfall
Jennifer E. Smith
May 2017 NewGen Book of the Month. What’s important in life? Money, success, popularity are all words that float to the top of the list yet friendship, empathy, kindness and love are...
Format: Paperback - Released: 04/05/2017
A Tragic Kind of Wonderful by Eric Lindstrom
A Tragic Kind of Wonderful
Eric Lindstrom
May 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...
Format: Paperback - Released: 04/05/2017
Encounters by Jason Wallace
Encounters
Jason Wallace
May 2017 NewGen Book of the Month. 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...
Format: Hardback - Released: 04/05/2017
Release by Patrick Ness
Release
Patrick Ness
May 2017 NewGen Book of the Month. ***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,...
Format: Hardback - Released: 04/05/2017

Other Featured Books this Month

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
Lord of Shadows by Cassandra Clare
Lord of Shadows
Cassandra Clare
In a Nutshell: Epic fantasy packed with passion and paranormal intrigue There are dark dangers and dilemmas aplenty in this glamorous, gripping sequel to Lady Midnight, second in The Dark Artifices trilogy. Part-angel, part-human Shadowhunter Emma Carstairs may have accomplished...
Format: Paperback - Released: 23/05/2017
Crazy House by James Patterson
Crazy House
James Patterson
In a Nutshell: Twins fight for freedom under an authoritarian system This slickly plotted dystopian thriller set in a terrifying totalitarian regime will keep fans of The Hunger Games gripped to the very last word. Seventeen-year-old twins Cassie and...
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
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
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
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
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

Last Month's Featured Books

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,...

The State of Grace by Rachael Lucas

Reader Reviewed 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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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....

Chasing the Stars by Malorie Blackman

Reader Reviewed Chasing the Stars
Malorie Blackman
April 2017 NewGen Book of the Month. Shortlisted for YA Book Prize 2017 | An innovative, ambitious...

The Month Before's Featured Books

Waking in Time by Angie Stanton

Reader Reviewed 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...

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...

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...

Love Song by Sophia Bennett

Love Song
Sophia Bennett
Winner of the RNA Goldsboro Books Romantic Novel of the Year Award 2017. Though she transports her readers into glamourous worlds Sophia Bennett fills her stories with warm, believable characters...

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...

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...

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...

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Especially compiled for Young Adults, this section is awash with wonderful worlds to escape to, great stories and characters you’ll love.

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The years leading up to your 20s are such a vibrant and vivid time in your life. Adventure, friendships, self-discovery are all there in spades, but there’s frustration too, impatience and a strong desire to be understood. This section of fantastic books for young adult readers is filled with stories that reflect all of these feelings in settings that will give flight to your imagination. Be inspired by tales of self-discovery, run the rocky road of romance, battle big issues in mysterious worlds, beat the bleak future of dystopian regimes, or laugh out loud at the ridiculousness of it all. There’s something here for all tastes and moods from half-god heroes to horseback holidays and literally everything in between.

 

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