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White Bodies by Jane Robins Read the opening extract of the brand new Jane Robins book before its publication on 03/05/2018

'new gen' - Great Fiction for Young Adults 'new gen' - Great Fiction for Young Adults

Mainly aimed at young adults, but high quality and readable for adults too, Young Adult Fiction navigates emotional stories and characters searching for who they are. This diverse genre can feature aspects from any other genre, from Family Dramas to Fantasy with a stop off at Horror and Historical Fiction along the way.

Books of the Month

I Have Lost My Way by Gayle Forman
I Have Lost My Way
Gayle Forman
April 2018 Book of the Month A heart-wrenching and powerful YA story about friendship and finding yourself from award-winning, bestselling author, Gayle Forman The story is told over the course of one day with flash backs to the past to...
Format: Paperback - Released: 05/04/2018
Encounters by Jason Wallace
Encounters
Jason Wallace
April 2018 Book of the Month | Longlisted for the UKLA 2018 Book Award | In a Nutshell: Alleged alien encounter inspired by true events | An utterly absorbing novel based on the real-life phenomenon of a group of...
Format: Paperback - Released: 05/04/2018

Other Featured Books this Month

Out of the Blue by Sophie Cameron
Out of the Blue
Sophie Cameron
April 2018 Debut of the Month | In a Nutshell: Falling Angels | Rising Hope | Falling in Love Compelling magic realist debut in which a fallen angel named Teacake helps heal a teen girl’s grief. Across the world angel-like Beings...
Format: Paperback - Released: 22/03/2018
Savage Island by Bryony Pearce
Savage Island
Bryony Pearce
An endurance challenge in the Outer Hebrides takes a nightmarish turn when contestants discover exactly what it will take to win the multi-million-pound prize. When everything's at stake, trust is everything ... and for this group of friends, it's falling...
Format: Paperback - Released: 05/04/2018
I Stop Somewhere by T. E. Carter
I Stop Somewhere
T. E. Carter
In a Nutshell: Intense exposé of extreme misogyny and male privilege An unflinching novel about brutally toxic masculinity, male collusion and how justice systems and society at large are still appallingly rigged against women. Life is tough for Ellie and her...
Format: Paperback - Released: 19/04/2018
Truly, Wildly, Deeply by Jenny McLachlan
Truly, Wildly, Deeply
Jenny McLachlan
The brilliant, irresistible and gorgeously romantic new novel from Jenny McLachlan, the breakout star of young, laugh-out-loud teen fiction. Annie is a teenager. She’s feisty, passionate about life and her independence, doesn’t want to depend on anyone oh and she...
Format: Paperback - Released: 08/03/2018
The Edge of Everything by Jeff Giles
The Edge of Everything
Jeff Giles
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 Zoe has fallen into the hands of a psychotic murderer and...
Format: Paperback - Released: 05/04/2018
Renegades by Marissa Meyer
Renegades
Marissa Meyer
In a Nutshell: Anarchy, Justice, Heroes versus Villains Hot on the heels of Wonder Woman, and timely with Black Panther’s rapturous big screen release, this kick-ass superhero adventure abounds in extravagant Good versus Evil battles and high-octane action. In a...
Format: Paperback - Released: 05/04/2018
The Heart of Mars by Paul Magrs
The Heart of Mars
Paul Magrs
In a Nutshell: Martian odyssey meets classic quest Ingeniously inventive, involving and wildly witty, this thrilling finale of the Lora Trilogy is sci-fi, but not as you know it… Having suffered and survived the perils of the inhospitable Martian...
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/03/2018

Last Month's Featured Books

Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi

Children of Blood and Bone
Tomi Adeyemi
March 2018 Debut of the Month | In a Nutshell: Thrilling fantasy and West African folklore An exceptional fantastical debut that weaves dark magic, powerful female protagonists and West African folklore...

The Queen's Rising by Rebecca Ross

The Queen's Rising
Rebecca Ross
March 2018 Debut of the Month | In a Nutshell: High Fantasy | Hidden Heritage | Political plotting | This exuberantly ambitious fantasy debut set in an alternate 16th century...

The Wicked Deep by Shea Ernshaw

Reader Reviewed The Wicked Deep
Shea Ernshaw
In a Nutshell: Centuries-old sisters wreak revenge An ancient curse haunts a contemporary town, with a seventeen-year-old heroine at the very heart of its darkness. Two centuries ago, three sisters...

Big Bones by Laura Dockrill

Reader Reviewed Big Bones
Laura Dockrill
In a Nutshell: Hearty hope-filled ode to food-love, self-love and living out loud As energising as a super food salad, as satisfying and nourishing as your favourite home-cooked meal, this...

She, Myself and I by Emma Young

Reader Reviewed She, Myself and I
Emma Young
A story about identity, courage and searching for the truth of who you are. This book made me cry, it made me feel, it made me think and it made...

Tender by Eve Ainsworth

Reader Reviewed Tender
Eve Ainsworth
In a Nutshell: Young carers learn to live for today Tender in both name and tone, this involving debut tackles tough themes with heart-wrenching honesty. Marty’s mum struggles to get...

Optimists Die First by Susin Nielsen

Reader Reviewed Optimists Die First
Susin Nielsen
Longlisted for the UKLA 2018 Book Award | In a Nutshell: how to hope for the best even when you’ve been through the worst | Susin Nielsen puts her protagonists...

Orphan Monster Spy by Matt Killeen

Reader Reviewed Orphan Monster Spy
Matt Killeen
In a Nutshell: Resilience, retaliation and world-changing undercover work in Nazi Germany Stinging with drama, action and, above all, a relentless sense of urgency, this ruthlessly remarkable debut sees...

The Misper by Bea Davenport

The Misper
Bea Davenport
A tale for young adults about friendship, loyalty, and bullying, while a chilling twist of supernatural haunts the pages. Anna and Zoe are stuck with Kerry who follows them around...

Shadows by Meaghan McIsaac

Reader Reviewed Shadows
Meaghan McIsaac
In a Nutshell: Time-travel, tyranny and tension This suspenseful sequel to Movers takes readers on an exhilarating time-travel trip as Patrick tries to return to his own time to...

The Song Rising by Samantha Shannon

The Song Rising
Samantha Shannon
This gorgeously intense and fully fledged dystopian fantasy series continues in fine style with The Song Rising. Paige has risen through the ranks as she tries to combat the hell...

More Than We Can Tell by Brigid Kemmerer

Reader Reviewed More Than We Can Tell
Brigid Kemmerer
March 2018 Book of the Month | In a nutshell: gripping YA thriller | Two damaged young people are the central characters in this gripping novel. Rev, who lives with...

Flying Tips for Flightless Birds by Kelly McCaughrain

Reader Reviewed Flying Tips for Flightless Birds
Kelly McCaughrain
In a Nutshell: It takes courage for the show to go on Highs, lows, love and laughter - this big-hearted circus-set debut has it all. Siblings Finch and Birdie Franconi...

Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor

Strange the Dreamer
Laini Taylor
A magical new world and a whole host of stunning characters to take to your hearts in this brand new, un-putdownable novel from Sunday Times bestselling author Laini Taylor.

The Month Before's Featured Books

Kids Like Us by Hilary Reyl

Kids Like Us
Hilary Reyl
February 2018 Debut of the Month | In a Nutshell: All people have bubbles You’ll smile, you’ll gasp, you’ll root for main character Martin throughout and, while it’s only January,...

Goodbye, Perfect by Sara Barnard

Reader Reviewed Goodbye, Perfect
Sara Barnard
In a Nutshell: True friendship tested Fresh-voiced and thought-provoking contemporary YA exploring friendship, trust, messing up and trying to do the right thing in the aftermath of a teen girl...

I Am Thunder by Muhammad Khan

Reader Reviewed I Am Thunder
Muhammad Khan
February 2018 Debut of the Month | In a Nutshell: Brave British Muslim keeps her head after losing her heart An important, engaging debut in which a bright British...

Scythe by Neal Shusterman

Reader Reviewed Scythe
Neal Shusterman
Wow! This was a gripping, thought-provoking read. Totally compelling, Scythe is a dark, original take on the ultimate power – the power over life and death. Death and disease have...

WaR: Wizards and Robots by will.i.am, Brian David Johnson

Reader Reviewed WaR: Wizards and Robots
will.i.am, Brian David Johnson
February 2018 Debut of the Month In a nutshell: sci-fi and fantasy blend in high-action, thought-provoking adventure Musician and entertainer will.i.am has collaborated with science of the future specialist Brian...

The Wren Hunt by Mary Watson

Reader Reviewed The Wren Hunt
Mary Watson
February 2018 Debut of the Month | In a Nutshell: Electrifying folkloric thriller Blending folkloric fantasy with contemporary romance, this immersive multi-layered novel heralds the arrival of a unique new voice...

Dark Tracks by Philippa Gregory

Dark Tracks
Philippa Gregory
In a Nutshell: Drive Out the Devil Dancers Menace, madness and medieval adventure abound in this thrilling fourth volume of the atmospheric Order of Darkness series by a doyenne of...

Piecing Me Together by Renee Watson

Piecing Me Together
Renee Watson
In a Nutshell: Be Your Best “Be bold. Be brave. Be beautiful. Be brilliant. Be (your) best”. So resolves main character Jade in this timely, inspirational novel that...

The Taste of Blue Light by Lydia Ruffles

The Taste of Blue Light
Lydia Ruffles
February 2018 Debut of the Month | In a nutshell: angry, witty and ultimately life-affirming coming-of-age story The Taste of Blue Light establishes Lydia Ruffles as an exciting...

Young, Gifted and Black by Jamia Wilson

Young, Gifted and Black
Jamia Wilson
In a Nutshell: Inspiring celebration of black trailblazers This inspiring, illuminating, stylishly accessible anthology invites young readers to discover and celebrate phenomenal forebears and contemporary catalysts, while encouraging them...

The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness

The Knife of Never Letting Go
Patrick Ness
A special collector's edition 10th anniversary edition | In a Nutshell: “Knowledge is dangerous” | A special anniversary edition, with a striking new cover design, to celebrate 10 years of the...

Monsters of Men by Patrick Ness

Monsters of Men
Patrick Ness
A special anniversary edition, with a striking new cover design, to celebrate 10 years of the Chaos Walking trilogy. This is a spine-tingling, page turning read. Heaped with well-deserved awards,...

The Ask and the Answer by Patrick Ness

The Ask and the Answer
Patrick Ness
A special anniversary edition, with a striking new cover design, to celebrate 10 years of the Chaos Walking trilogy. Prize-winning author Patrick Ness follows up The Knife of Never Letting...

Things a Bright Girl Can Do by Sally Nicholls

Things a Bright Girl Can Do
Sally Nicholls
February 2018 Book of the Month This inspirational novel about three young Suffragettes from very different backgrounds is at once a riveting character-driven read, and an outstandingly rich account of...

Paddington Turns Detective and Other Funny Stories by Michael Bond

Paddington Turns Detective and Other Funny Stories
Michael Bond


The Bolds' Great Adventure World Book Day 2018 by Julian Clary

The Bolds' Great Adventure World Book Day 2018
Julian Clary


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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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