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Books of the Month

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 has an extraordinarily fertile imagination, which is fed and inspired...
Format: Hardback - Released: 03/11/2016
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 families and migrant lives told over the twelve hour period...
Format: Paperback - Released: 03/11/2016

Other Featured Books this Month

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 grief and guilt in the aftermath of an atrocious act...
Format: Paperback - Released: 20/10/2016
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, Trey is sent to bleak Camp Kernow, a correctional institution...
Format: Paperback - Released: 10/11/2016
Lie Kill Walk Away by Matt Dickinson
Lie Kill Walk Away
Matt Dickinson
A non-stop, action-packed, thrilling tale of a race to save humanity from a deadly virus. 15 year old Rebecca Eden and 16 year old Joe Fontana tell their own tales in alternate very short punchy chapters. Each has suffered heartache...
Format: Paperback - Released: 06/10/2016
The Diabolic by S. J. Kincaid
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, but they aren’t truly human beings.’ They’re predators who must...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/11/2016
Remember My Name by Abbey Clancy
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 being a famous singer, so she can live like a...
Format: Paperback - Released: 20/10/2016
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 sitting, pass on to others, and remember long after the...
Format: Paperback - Released: 03/01/2013
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, Living Shadows, follows The Petrified Flesh and catches up...
Format: Paperback - Released: 29/09/2016
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 father, Jacob Reckless steps through the mirror into a strange,...
Format: Paperback - Released: 29/09/2016
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 its beauty and joy. A beautiful tribute to the international...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/09/2016
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them The Original Screenplay by J. K. Rowling
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them The Original Screenplay
J. K. Rowling
J.K. Rowling's screenwriting debut is captured in this exciting hardcover edition of the Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them screenplay. Featuring a cast of remarkable characters, this is epic, adventure-packed storytelling at its very best. Whether an existing fan...
Format: Hardback - Released: 18/11/2016
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. While Christmas generally means friends, family, feasting and fun, it...
Format: Paperback - Released: 20/10/2016
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 format, this lavish volume of short stories makes a great...
Format: Hardback - Released: 15/11/2016
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 every copy sold goes to them – publisher Stripes commissioned...
Format: Paperback - Released: 22/09/2016
...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 their different ways, now in this special short novel, Holly...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/11/2016

Last Month's Featured Books

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children
Ransom Riggs
A mysterious island. An abandoned orphanage. And a strange collection of very curious photographs. It all waits to be discovered in Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children, an unforgettable novel...

Tales of the Peculiar by Ransom Riggs

Tales of the Peculiar
Ransom Riggs
Ransom Riggs’s spine-tingling fantasy novel Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children is now a film directed by – who else? - Tim Burton, and this extremely handsome book purports to...

Darkness Follows by L. A. Weatherly

Darkness Follows
L. A. Weatherly
October 2016 NewGen Book of the Month. Absolutely thrilling! This is the second in the truly wonderful ‘Broken Trilogy’ and is just as captivating and if...

The Deviants by C. J. Skuse

The Deviants
C. J. Skuse
October 2016 NewGen Book of the Month. In a Nutshell: Revelations | Revenge | Rebuilding relationships Masterfully suspenseful rollercoaster of a read, with a genuinely...

The Last Beginning by Lauren James

The Last Beginning
Lauren James
In a Nutshell: Time-transcending true love | I was mightily impressed by The Next Together, the first in this epically ambitious sequence of books about a fated couple who...

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...

Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake

Three Dark Crowns
Kendare Blake
In a Nutshell: | Queen against Queen | Sister against Sister | Weight of Fate Epic new series in which being crowned queen is a deadly curse. Triplet sisters, all...

Saint Death by Marcus Sedgwick

Saint Death
Marcus Sedgwick
In a Nutshell: Gangs dice with death under the gaze of Mexican folk saint. A thought-fuelling thriller set in a gang-run neighbourhood near the border of Mexico and El Norte...

Holding Up the Universe by Jennifer Niven

Holding Up the Universe
Jennifer Niven
Jennifer Niven, author of the New York Times bestseller All the Bright Places, delivers another heart-wrenching, poignant and exhilarating love story about finding that person who sees you...

Flawed by Cecelia Ahern

Reader Reviewed Flawed
Cecelia Ahern
Set in a society in which those deemed ‘flawed’ are branded and ostracised, Cecelia Ahern’s debut YA novel will talk directly to its readers. Every teenager wants to be perfect,...

A Monster Calls (Movie Tie-in) by Patrick Ness

Reader Reviewed A Monster Calls (Movie Tie-in)
Patrick Ness
Grown from an original idea by Siobhan Dowd and beautifully illustrated by Jim Kay, Patrick Ness’s extraordinary A Monster Calls has already won numerous awards and earned universal praise. There...

Gone Wild by Robert Muchamore

Gone Wild
Robert Muchamore
In a Nutshell: Battles | Humour | Music | Third hard-hitting book in the hit Rock War series about a Battle of the Bands showdown, by the bestselling author of...

Counting Stars by David Almond

Counting Stars
David Almond
In a nutshell: finely told stories of family, joy, love | David Almond is one of our very finest, and in some ways most daring authors for young people, and the...

The Smell of Other People's Houses by Bonnie-Sue Hitchcock

The Smell of Other People's Houses
Bonnie-Sue Hitchcock
Longlisted for the UKLA 2017 Book Award | Longlisted for the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize 2016 Bonnie-Sue Hitchcock's extraordinary, stunning debut is both moving, and deeply authentic. These intertwining stories...

The Twelve Days of Dash and Lily by Rachel Cohn, David Levithan

The Twelve Days of Dash and Lily
Rachel Cohn, David Levithan
Dash and Lily have been dating for nearly a year, but when Lily's beloved grandfather falls ill, the repercussions take their toll on everyone. Even though they are still together,...

The Month Before's Featured Books

Beck by Mal Peet, Meg Rosoff

Beck
Mal Peet, Meg Rosoff
September 2016 MEGA NewGen Book of the Month. Please note we think this book is suitable for 16+ only. In turns brutal and passionate, Beck is...

The Thousandth Floor by Katharine McGee

Reader Reviewed The Thousandth Floor
Katharine McGee
September 2016 NewGen Debut of the Month. Set 100 years in the future in a world of unimaginable luxury and wealth, Katherine McGee’s slick, savvy debut...

Alpha Abidjan to Gare du Nord by Bessora

Alpha Abidjan to Gare du Nord
Bessora
Alpha hopes that his wife and little son are in Paris and he’s desperate to see them. Denied a visa to travel he must make the long, long journey from...

As I Descended by Robin Talley

Reader Reviewed As I Descended
Robin Talley
September 2016 NewGen Book of the Month. In a Nutshell: Deadly Ambition | Scheming with Spirits | Descent into Darkness Thrilling, chilling, supernaturally-charged retelling of Macbeth...

The Beginning Woods by Malcolm McNeill

The Beginning Woods
Malcolm McNeill
September 2016 NewGen Debut of the Month. In a Nutshell: Unfathomable mystery | Timeless fairy tale quest An elegantly atmospheric page-turner that will have readers rooting...

A Very Good Chance by Sarah Moore Fitzgerald

A Very Good Chance
Sarah Moore Fitzgerald
In a Nutshell: Taking a chance | Choose your own path | A heart-warming tale about friendship and finding yourself, with added horse-driven adrenalin. There are two outcasts in Minty’s...

Hill of the Angels by Sue Mayfield

Hill of the Angels
Sue Mayfield
Breath-taking yet at times brutal, this is a story based on real historical events in the 17th Century. Abigail and Grace are living in a country consumed by evil and...

The Graces by Laure Eve

The Graces
Laure Eve
In a nutshell: be careful if you’re what others wish for | The three Graces, twins Thalia and Fenrin and their younger sister Summer, seem to have everything: attractive, popular,...

Silence is Goldfish by Annabel Pitcher

Silence is Goldfish
Annabel Pitcher
Joanne Owen's Pick of the Year 2015 “Words scare me, the lies and the truth, so I decided to stop using them,” so declares Tess, the troubled heroine of this...

Caged by Theresa Breslin

Caged
Theresa Breslin
In a Nutshell: Fighting | Surviving | Treachery | Trust | A powerful contemporary novel set in the shady world of underground cage fighting, from a Carnegie Medal-winning author. After...

Username: Regenerated by Joe Sugg

Username: Regenerated
Joe Sugg
The follow-up graphic novel to the number-one bestseller Username: Evie.

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