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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

We Come Apart by Sarah Crossan, Brian Conaghan
We Come Apart
Sarah Crossan, Brian Conaghan
February 2017 NewGen Book of the Month. 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,...
Format: Hardback - Released: 09/02/2017
The Dark Days Pact A Lady Helen Novel by Alison Goodman
The Dark Days Pact A Lady Helen Novel
Alison Goodman
February 2017 NewGen Book of the Month. In a Nutshell: Supernatural Regency Extravaganza | This second book in the lavishly entertaining Lady Helen trilogy - think Jane Austen meets contemporary supernatural sass – more than...
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
February 2017 NewGen Book of the Month. In a nutshell: spell-binding drama of teenage witch faced with life-or-death choices | Readers who loved authors Katherine and Elizabeth Corr’s supernatural romance The Witch's Kiss will fall upon...
Format: Paperback - Released: 26/01/2017

Other Featured Books this Month

The Edge of Everything by Jeff Giles
The Edge of Everything
Jeff Giles
February 2017 NewGen Debut of the Month. 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...
Format: Paperback - Released: 09/02/2017
Traitor to the Throne by Alwyn Hamilton
Traitor to the Throne
Alwyn Hamilton
In a Nutshell: Fantastical feast of espionage, revenge, rebellion and romance | Steeped in magic and myth, this sequel to Rebel of the Sands tingles with tension and the potent appeal of a heroine whose wit and power never...
Format: Paperback - Released: 02/02/2017
The Memory Book by Lara Avery
The Memory Book
Lara Avery
In a Nutshell: Unforgettable heroine confronts adversity head on | Poignant, un-put-down-able jewel of a book about seizing every moment while you can. “You are me, Samantha Agatha McCoy, in the not-so-distant future. I’m writing this for you. They say...
Format: Paperback - Released: 26/01/2017
The Cruelty by Scott Bergstrom
The Cruelty
Scott Bergstrom
In a Nutshell: Trans-European espionage thriller | Cinematic page-turner following a teenager’s ruthlessly fearless journey into a criminal underworld to find her diplomat dad. Seventeen-year-old Gwendolyn Bloom has spent much of her life on the move due to her dad’s...
Format: Paperback - Released: 09/02/2017
Ariadnis by Josh Martin
Ariadnis
Josh Martin
In a nutshell: two girls, a life or death struggle in a vivid other-world | Aula was born in Athenas, City of the Nine Pillars; she’s never met Joomia, who was born in Metis, City of the Nine Trees. Yet...
Format: Paperback - Released: 09/02/2017
Our Own Private Universe by Robin Talley
Our Own Private Universe
Robin Talley
In a Nutshell: Personal awakenings on a transformational summer trip | An insightful coming-of-age story about a bisexual teenager’s first experience of love in all its dizzying bliss and complexity. Fifteen-year-old Aki is determined to stop putting things off, and...
Format: Paperback - Released: 09/02/2017
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 Veil (Testaments I and II) by Joseph D'Lacey
The Veil (Testaments I and II)
Joseph D'Lacey
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 to ‘the long silence’ that is overtaking the land, where...
Format: Hardback - Released: 26/11/2016
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
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
Unconventional by Maggie Harcourt
Unconventional
Maggie Harcourt
In a Nutshell: The buzz of conventions, fangirling and falling in love | Fabulous feel-good feast following the rollercoaster ride of running conventions, and finding love when you least expect it. Lexi Angelo is High Priestess of the Order of...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/02/2017

Last Month's Featured Books

Remember My Name by Abbey Clancy

Reader Reviewed 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...

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...

Bone Gap by Laura Ruby

Reader Reviewed 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...

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.

The One Memory of Flora Banks by Emily Barr

Reader Reviewed The One Memory of Flora Banks
Emily Barr
January 2017 NewGen MEGA Debut of the Month. In a nutshell: the unforgettable...

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...

A Tragic Kind of Wonderful by Eric Lindstrom

Reader Reviewed 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...

The Bone Sparrow A Refugee Novel by Zana Fraillon

Reader Reviewed 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...

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...

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...

Maresi (The Red Abbey Chronicles) by Maria Turtschaninoff

Reader Reviewed Maresi (The Red Abbey Chronicles)
Maria Turtschaninoff
What an unusual and powerful novel. The setting is an island in an unspecified fantasy world inhabited by a community of women who live separate from men, dedicating themselves to...

The Month Before's Featured Books

Wonder by R. J. Palacio

Wonder
R. J. Palacio
Winner of the 'Best of the Best' children's category at the Independent Bookshop Week Awards 2016. Frank, powerful, warm and often heart-breaking, Wonder is a book you'll read in one...

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...

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...

The Diabolic by S. J. Kincaid

Reader Reviewed 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,...

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...

...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...

The Return of the Young Prince by A. G. Roemmers

The Return of the Young Prince
A. G. Roemmers
A charming fable for all ages, this wonderful sequel to the beloved classic overflows with love and wisdom, a true celebration of life as it should be lived in all...

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,...

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...

Reckless I: The Petrified Flesh (Mirrorworld) by Cornelia Funke

Reckless I: The Petrified Flesh (Mirrorworld)
Cornelia Funke
Best-selling author Cornelia Funke, whose Inkheart was a world-wide phenomenon, has created a wonderful imaginary world peopled with a gigantic cast of original and outlandish characters. Searching for his missing...

Reckless II: Living Shadows (Mirrorworld) by Cornelia Funke

Reckless II: Living Shadows (Mirrorworld)
Cornelia Funke
Best-selling Cornelia Funke has an exceptional gift for creating gloriously gothic otherworlds in which the unusual and seemingly impossible can – and does- happen. Part two of the Mirrrorworld series,...

I'll be Home for Christmas by Benjamin Zephaniah, Non Pratt, Marcus Sedgwick, Cat Clarke

I'll be Home for Christmas
Benjamin Zephaniah, Non Pratt, Marcus Sedgwick, Cat Clarke
In a nutshell: heartfelt stories of home by top authors| Home – it’s a powerful concept, never more so than at Christmas. In association with homeless charity Crisis - £1 from...

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....

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