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Books of the Month

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 British social history between 1914 and 1917. Seventeen-year-old Evelyn is...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/02/2018

Other Featured Books this Month

Scythe by Neal Shusterman
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 been eradicated and life can continue quietly without fear of...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/02/2018
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 and original new voice in YA. We first meet her...
Format: Paperback - Released: 08/02/2018
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 Chaos Walking Trilogy comes to a brilliant conclusion in...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/02/2018
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 Go with equally hard hitting The Ask and the Answer. Trying to...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/02/2018
The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness
The Knife of Never Letting Go
Patrick Ness
In a Nutshell: “Knowledge is dangerous” Smart new edition of the book that changed the YA landscape and launched Patrick Ness as one of the most uniquely powerful writers of our time. The population of god-fearing Prentisstown has been reduced to a...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/02/2018
Tender by Eve Ainsworth
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 out of bed, while for Marty it’s the going to...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/03/2018
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 to blaze their own inimitable trails. Taking its name from...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/02/2018
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 will surely motivate many young women to do the same. ...
Format: Paperback - Released: 08/02/2018
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 historical fiction. Luca Vero belongs to the Order of Darkness...
Format: Hardback - Released: 25/01/2018
The Wren Hunt by Mary Watson
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 in young adult fiction. Each Christmas, Wren is hunted in...
Format: Paperback - Released: 08/02/2018
WaR: Wizards and Robots by will.i.am, Brian David Johnson
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 David Johnson to create an epic adventure. WaR seamlessly combines...
Format: Hardback - Released: 25/01/2018
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, I strongly suspect that this radiant story about relishing memorable...
Format: Paperback - Released: 30/10/2017
Goodbye, Perfect by Sara Barnard
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 going on the run with a teacher. Fabulously forthright Eden...
Format: Paperback - Released: 08/02/2018
I Am Thunder by Muhammad Khan
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 Muslim is drawn down a dark path. Tingling with heart...
Format: Paperback - Released: 25/01/2018

Last Month's Featured Books

Zenith by Sasha Alsberg, Lindsay Cummings

Zenith
Sasha Alsberg, Lindsay Cummings
YA Sci-Fi featuring an all-girl spaceship crew taking control and showing the boy's how it's done, with romance, tragedy and ray-guns. Lovereading Review to follow.

The Unpredictability of Being Human by Linni Ingemundsen

The Unpredictability of Being Human
Linni Ingemundsen
In a Nutshell: Family secrets, second chances Authentic, funny, coming-of-age story in which inimitable Malin discovers that “a friend worth having is someone who doesn't make you do anything you...

We Come Apart by Sarah Crossan, Brian Conaghan

We Come Apart
Sarah Crossan, Brian Conaghan
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, the...

How to Hang a Witch by Adriana Mather

How to Hang a Witch
Adriana Mather
January 2018 Book of the Month | In a nutshell: bewitching tale of love, suspense and witchery Adriana Mather’s story of a young girl overcoming a centuries old supernatural feud...

The Cruel Prince by Holly Black

The Cruel Prince
Holly Black
In a nutshell: dark, spellbinding fantasy from a master of the form Holly Black’s new series stars a girl caught between the human and the Faerie worlds. Jude was just...

Shatter the Darkness by Ingrid Seymour

Shatter the Darkness
Ingrid Seymour
The electrifying conclusion to the Ignite the Shadows series.

The Truth and Lies of Ella Black by Emily Barr

Reader Reviewed The Truth and Lies of Ella Black
Emily Barr
January 2018 Book of the Month This twisting tale of shady secrets, a destructive alter ego and a feverishly fast-tracked romance will leave fans of psychological thrillers reeling, as 17 year-old...

The Month Before's Featured Books

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,...

Moonrise by Sarah Crossan

Moonrise
Sarah Crossan
Shortlisted for the Costa Book Awards 2017, Costa Children's Book Award In a Nutshell: Death row injustice | Undying brotherly love ...

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...

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...

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