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Reader ReviewedHow Hard Can Love be?
Holly Bourne
February 2016 Book of the Month Holly Bourne's new novel demonstrates that with the right female friends, and a decent supply of cheesy snacks, a girl can get through anything. Amber is in America spending summer with the mum she... Featured in: YA readers | Books of the Month | 13+ readers | eBooks
Format: Paperback | Released 01/02/2016
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Reader ReviewedAccidental Superstar
Marianne Levy
Music runs in Katie Cox's family. Her dad's a session musician, now based in California after divorcing Katie's mum. Her sister Amanda plays bass, while Katie's a talented songwriter with a flair for penning ingeniously comic lyrics, a personal highlight... Featured in: 13+ readers | 11+ readers | If They Like...They'll Love | eBooks
Format: Paperback | Released 14/01/2016
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Reader ReviewedThe Incredible Adventures of Cinnamon Girl
Melissa Keil
Shortlisted for the 2015 Inky Awards The imminent arrival of the end of the world is going to focus your attention on the important stuff, even if you're a teenager in those special months between the end of school and... Featured in: 13+ readers | If They Like...They'll Love | eBooks
Format: Paperback | Released 11/02/2016
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Reader ReviewedAm I Normal Yet?
Holly Bourne
August 2015 Book of the Month Evie is starting sixth form college and like any normal young person wants to fit in and make friends, and she'd like a boyfriend too. It's challenging for Evie though because she's also coping... Featured in: 13+ readers | YA readers | eBooks
Format: Paperback | Released 01/08/2015
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Reader ReviewedMore of Me
Kathryn Evans
February 2016 Debut of the Month We all live with our past selves – and it can be pretty uncomfortable – but Teva does so literally: once a year Teva splits into two, the new version goes out into the... Featured in: 13+ readers | Debuts of the Month | eBooks
Format: Paperback | Released 01/02/2016
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Reader ReviewedBurning Midnight
Will McIntosh
Here's an really interesting premise: the world has been seeded with spheres - perfectly round gems in a variety of colours. Where they come from no-one is sure, but when paired they bestow different special abilities, from ambidexterity, to increased... Featured in: 13+ readers | Coming Soon | YA readers | If They Like...They'll Love | eBooks
Format: Paperback | Released 11/02/2016
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Reader ReviewedBeautiful Broken Things
Sara Barnard
February 2016 Debut of the Month 16-year-old Brightonians Caddy and Rosie have been best friends all their lives, their relationship enduring even when Caddy's aspirational parents send her to a private school. But when an enigmatic new girl arrives at... Featured in: YA readers | Debuts of the Month | 13+ readers | eBooks
Format: Paperback | Released 11/02/2016
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Reader ReviewedRebel of the Sands
Alwyn Hamilton
February 2016 Debut of the Month Smart-talking, sharpshooting Amani Al'Hiza is desperate to flee dead-end Dustwalk to make a better life for herself. While her prospects seem pretty much limited to being married off, the arrival of an enigmatic stranger... Featured in: YA readers | Debuts of the Month | 13+ readers | eBooks
Format: Paperback | Released 04/02/2016
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Reader ReviewedWaiting for Callback
Perdita Cargill, Honor Cargill
February 2016 Debut of the Month Fresh, funny and with the best teen voice since Geek Girl, this debut novel deserves a huge round of applause. It follows fifteen-year old Elektra, eager thespian and newly signed up with a... Featured in: 11+ readers | Debuts of the Month | 13+ readers | eBooks
Format: Paperback | Released 28/01/2016
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Reader ReviewedTwenty Questions for Gloria
Martyn Bedford
“Uman didn't make me do what I did. He made me realise I wanted to do it,” explains Gloria, the narrator of this absorbing psychological thriller, but both her parents and the police find this impossible to believe. Featured in: YA readers | 13+ readers | eBooks
Format: Paperback | Released 04/02/2016
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Wild Lily
K. M. Peyton
K. M. Peyton published her first book aged just fifteen, and has been loved by generations of readers ever since. She said once, “I write to entertain”, and Wild Lily will certainly do that. Set in the 1920s, in those... Featured in: 11+ readers | 13+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 04/02/2016
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Reader ReviewedThe Sleeping Prince
Melinda Salisbury
This spellbinding sequel to The Sin Eater's Daughter heralds a welcome return to Salisbury's rich realm of fantastical fiction.“It's hard to remain on the side of reason when a five-hundred-year-old fairy tale comes to life and lays... Featured in: 13+ readers | YA readers
Format: Paperback | Released 04/02/2016
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Reader ReviewedMovers
Meaghan McIsaac
‘Movers' is a captivating and exciting, action packed dystopian adventure. There really is nothing more fascinating or thrilling than exploring a world, set in the future, just outside of reach, where everything has changed beyond recognition. ‘The Hourly Times' is... Featured in: 13+ readers | YA readers | eBooks
Format: Paperback | Released 04/02/2016
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Reader ReviewedHow Not to Disappear
Clare Furniss
Hattie's life changes forever when she meets the great aunt she never knew she had. Gloria by name, and glorious by nature, this headstrong former actress, who likes a gin sling (or three), is in the early stages of dementia.... Featured in: 13+ readers | YA readers | eBooks
Format: Hardback | Released 28/01/2016
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Allegiant
Veronica Roth
This distinctive edition of the third book in Veronica Roth's Divergent series features cover artwork from the major motion picture The Divergent Series: Allegiant, starring Shailene Woodley, Theo James, and Ansel Elgort. This special edition also contains never-before-seen bonus content!... Featured in: 13+ readers | Books vs Films | YA readers | Free Prize Draws | eBooks
Format: Paperback | Released 16/02/2016
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Love Bomb
Jenny McLachlan
Flirty Dancing author Jenny McLachlan has her finger firmly on the pulse of teen girls! Love Bomb is the second book in the Ladybirds series, and the good news is that it's just as funny, smart and current as the... Featured in: 11+ readers | 13+ readers | If They Like...They'll Love | eBooks
Format: Paperback | Released 11/02/2016
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The Search for Mister Lloyd
Griff Rowland
An enjoyable and sensitive coming-of-age debut about a boy's search for his missing racing pigeon. Featured in: 13+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 05/11/2015
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There's a Boy in the Girls' Bathroom
Louis Sachar
In Holes, best-selling author Louis Sachar showed his understanding and compassion for a group of boys who have got outside the system. In There's a Boy in the Girls' Bathroom, he shows the same sensitivity to Bradley Chalkers, one boy... Featured in: 11+ readers | 13+ readers | Reluctant Readers | Books for Boys | eBooks
Format: Paperback | Released 14/01/2016
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Reader ReviewedThe Reluctant Journal of Henry K. Larsen
Susin Nielsen
From the author of Lovereading4kids favourite We Are All Made of Molecules, this is another book that grips from the first chapter, a heart-breaking story that will nonetheless make readers laugh and leave them feeling better about the world.... Featured in: 13+ readers | YA readers | Books for Boys | eBooks
Format: Paperback | Released 04/02/2016
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Queen of the Silver Arrow
Caroline Lawrence
Interest Age Teen Reading Age 8 Caroline Lawrence found inspiration for Queen of the Silver Arrow in Virgil's Aeneid, and her story of warrior princess Camilla is as exciting as any fantasy adventure. Acca lives in Laurentum, a small town... Featured in: 13+ readers | Dyslexia-friendly
Format: Paperback | Released 15/01/2016
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A Dark Trade
Mary Hooper
Interest Age Teen Reading Age 8 Mary Hooper tells a thrilling tale of secrets, deception and escapes set in Victorian England, a period she writes about with passion and precision. Life for poor young women in the century was extremely... Featured in: 13+ readers | Dyslexia-friendly
Format: Paperback | Released 15/01/2016
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Car Wash Wish
Sita Brahmachari
Interest Age Teen Reading Age 8 Sita Brahmachari writes about family lives and family relationships with real sensitivity and insight. Hudson, the teen narrator of her new novel, is well aware of his own tendency to misunderstand or misread what... Featured in: 13+ readers | Dyslexia-friendly
Format: Paperback | Released 15/01/2016
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Reader ReviewedSpook's: The Dark Army
Joseph Delaney
Following the shocking final events of A New Darkness, fans of the Spook's series will be desperate to find out what happens next. The opening chapter is riveting as Tom Ward, slaughtered at the end of the previous book, is... Featured in: 13+ readers | 11+ readers | Books for Boys | eBooks
Format: Hardback | Released 07/01/2016
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Reader ReviewedThe Lie Tree
Frances Hardinge
WINNER of the 2015 COSTA BOOK OF THE YEAR and Winner of the Costa Children's Book Award - Andrea Reeces's Pick of the Year 2015 - Shortlisted for the 2015 Guardian Children's Book prize - Julia Eccleshare's Pick of the... Featured in: 13+ readers | Costa Children's Book Award 2015 | Top Picks of 2015 | All Shortlists and Winners | YA readers | Guardian Fiction Prize | Julia Eccleshare's Picks | UKLA 2016 | eBooks
Format: Paperback | Released 07/05/2015
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Last Month's Featured Books

Reader Reviewed Spook's: A New Darkness
Joseph Delaney
Dreadful monsters abound in this new chapter of the Spook's saga and as ever Delaney's storytelling will catch many readers. Tom Ward is now the County's Spook and when reports...
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Reader Reviewed Never Evers
Lucy Ivison, Tom Ellen
January 2016 Book of the Month As warming as a cup of hot chocolate on a winter's day, Never Evers is guaranteed to leave readers happy and smiling. The...
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Reader Reviewed Magic Flutes
Eva Ibbotson
Romance and intrigue make this lyrical historical adventure an unputdownable read! When a British millionaire sets out to buy a secluded fairy tale castle set high up on a rock...
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Orbiting Jupiter
Gary D. Schmidt
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...
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The Mortal Instruments 1: City of Bones
Cassandra Clare
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...
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The Mortal Instruments 2: City of Ashes
Cassandra Clare
We were bowled over by Cassandra's first, City of Bones and from the feedback from readers you clearly were too. This is the second in The Mortal Instruments series...
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The Secret of Skara Vhore
Jennifer M. Calder
‘The Secret of Skara Vhore' is an adventurous fantasy quest, where a tantalising waft of folklore skims the pages. 13 year old Katie has always been alone, has always been...
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Reader Reviewed The 5th Wave
Rick Yancey
A film tie-in version of The 5th Wave, a novel that packs a punch on every page with hope and despair in equal measure alongside life and death. It will...
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Reader Reviewed The Icarus Show
Sally Christie
January 2016 Book of the Month There's something appealing just about the format and feel of this book – a small hardback, it looks inviting and eminently readable. And it...
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Reader Reviewed The Art of Being Normal
Lisa Williamson
This is a sensitive, often funny and thoroughly engaging story of teenagers coming to terms with who they are. It's easy to think in these liberal times that anything goes,...
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This Raging Light
Estelle Laure
A stunning debut to devour in one sitting, Laure captures completely the agony and ecstasy of first love.
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Reader Reviewed Not If I See You First
Eric Lindstrom
An incredibly uplifting, thought provoking and sharply beautiful debut. Once I started reading I couldn't stop and when I turned the last page I could quite easily have turned back...
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More Featured Books

Reader Reviewed There Will be Lies
Nick Lake
One of our Books of the Year 2015 - Joanne Owen's Pick of the Year 2015 Award-winning Nick Lake tells a complex story fusing two strands of narrative into a...
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An Island of Our Own
Sally Nicholls
Shortlisted for the 2015 Guardian Children's Book prize From the winner of the Waterstones Children's Book prize comes a new novel about family and friendship. Jonathan, Holly and Davy have...
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