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

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

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

Other Featured Books this Month

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
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
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
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

Last Month's Featured Books

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

The Month Before's Featured Books

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...

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.

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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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