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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

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 inspirational presenter and producer is the literary embodiment of a...
Format: Hardback - Released: 09/03/2017
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 epic expeditions to unearth an extraordinary dinosaur skeleton in the...
Format: Hardback - Released: 02/03/2017
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 time was reset and war and atomic weapons were banned,...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/03/2017

Other Featured Books this Month

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 and always keeps the emphasis on the important things -...
Format: Paperback - Released: 07/04/2016
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 he has a three-month-old daughter, Jupiter, whom he’s never seen....
Format: Paperback - Released: 02/03/2017
Waking in Time by Angie Stanton
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 home. Knowing this is where Gram had studied goes some...
Format: Paperback - Released: 09/03/2017
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 is populated with pretty much every kind of mythological and...
Format: Paperback - Released: 23/02/2017

Last Month's Featured Books

A Monster Calls: Special Collector's Edition by Patrick Ness

Reader Reviewed 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...

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...

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 Witch's Tears (Sequel to the Witch's Kiss) by Katharine Corr, Elizabeth Corr

Reader Reviewed 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...

The Dark Days Pact A Lady Helen Novel by Alison Goodman

Reader Reviewed 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 -...

Waiting for Callback: Take Two by Perdita Cargill, Honor Cargill

Reader Reviewed 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...

We Come Apart by Sarah Crossan, Brian Conaghan

Reader Reviewed 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...

The Edge of Everything by Jeff Giles

Reader Reviewed 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...

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....

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...

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...

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...

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...

Traitor to the Throne by Alwyn Hamilton

Reader Reviewed 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...

The Month Before'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...

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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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