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Books of the Month

Street Soldier
Andy McNab
August 2017 Book of the Month Criminal turned soldier - Now he must stop a war on London's streets. London gang member Sean Harker is down on his luck. After a car heist gone wrong, he finds himself in a... Featured in: 13+ readers | YA readers
Format: Paperback | Released 10/08/2017
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Silent Weapon - A Street Soldier novel
Andy McNab
A high-speed chase through the backstreets of Lagos and an unexpected bomb explosion in the jungle - it's all in a day's work for soldier Sean Harker. This is the second book from Andy McNab drawing on his own experience... Featured in: 13+ readers | YA readers
Format: Hardback | Released 10/08/2017
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Spook's: Dark Assassin
Joseph Delaney
In a Nutshell: Classically creepy supernatural struggles Exquisitely chilling and brimming with beasts, this third book in the Spooks' Starblade Chronicles series is an utterly enthralling, spine-tingling treat. Tom Ward is now a fully-fledged Spook and, as such, his life... Featured in: 11+ readers | 13+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 03/08/2017
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Black Light Express
Philip Reeve
In a nutshell: dazzling journeys into other worlds | Philip Reeve continues to turn us all into railheads in his glorious new sci-fi adventure. The follow up to Railhead, this is set in a gleaming future world where trains,... Featured in: 11+ readers | 13+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 06/07/2017
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Editing Emma The Secret Blog of a Nearly Proper Person
Chloe Seager
August 2017 Debut of the Month Move over Georgia Nicolson. Say goodbye to Geek Girl. Meet Emma Nash. `According to Netflix, this is NOT how my teenage life is supposed to look.' Nursing a broken heart, Emma Nash spends her summer in her room,... Featured in: YA readers | 13+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 10/08/2017
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Darkness Visible Philip Pullman and His Dark Materials
Nicholas Tucker
Thoroughly fascinating exposition of Philip Pullman's life and work, from a childhood punctuated by impactful travel to the likes of Australia, to anticipating the eagerly awaited, forthcoming The Book of Dust. The chapters covering Science and Religion, and Philosophy, lay down... Featured in: 13+ readers | 11+ readers | YA readers
Format: Paperback | Released 06/07/2017
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Forever Geek
Holly Smale
In a Nutshell: Luminous finale laden with laughter and love | There's more sunshine, soul-searching and sticky situations than you can shake a Eucalyptus branch at in this scorching conclusion to a series that's captured the hearts, minds and funny... Featured in: 11+ readers | 13+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 27/07/2017
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Alex, Approximately
Jenn Bennett
In a Nutshell: Rolling waves of romance in the Californian sun Feel-good fiction at its best: moving, life-affirming, with a heart of sunshiney gold. Movie-loving, vintage-wearing Bailey has found her perfect boyfriend, but with Alex being a West Coast guy... Featured in: 13+ readers | YA readers
Format: Paperback | Released 27/07/2017
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Last Month's Featured Books

Reader Reviewed Never Say Die
Anthony Horowitz
June 2017 Book of the Month | In a nutshell: simply the best action-packed, stylish adventure and escapism Anthony Horowitz's announcement that he was writing a new Alex Rider...
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More Featured Books

Reader Reviewed One
Sarah Crossan
Winner for the Children's Book Award 2017 - Books for Older Readers Category | One of our Books of the Year 2016 | Winner of the CILIP Carnegie Medal 2016....
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Reborn
Alex Scarrow
This feverishly fast-paced apocalyptic thriller, sequel to Remade, packs a seriously strong pathological punch. It's eighteen months on from the horrific events recounted in Remade (“People dying in the goddamm...
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Reader Reviewed The Ethan I Was Before
Ali Standish
July 2017 Debut of the Month | In a Nutshell: Loss, love, and the struggle to survive the most savage of storms A compelling coming-of-age story, an exploration of loss,...
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The Ones That Disappeared
Zana Fraillon
In a Nutshell: Trafficked children * Friendship and freedom * Sublime transformations A poignant and poetic novel that gives voice to the oft-forgotten children imperiled to trafficking and slavery....
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No Filter
Orlagh Collins
July 2017 Debut of the Month | In a Nutshell: Classic coming-of-age love story This radiant story of summer love, family secrets and following your dreams begins with an almighty...
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Reader Reviewed Rook
Anthony McGowan
Interest Age Teen Reading Age 8 | In a nutshell: sharply realised slice of real life This finely written story speaks directly to readers in language that is frill free...
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Such Stuff: A Story-Maker's Inspiration
Michael Morpurgo
Award-winning former Children's Laureate Michael Morpurgo gives all those who love his books a fascinating behind-the-scenes introduction to how he came to write twenty of them. While each story and...
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More Than One Way to be a Girl
Dyan Sheldon
In a Nutshell: Empowering, entertaining trading places tale Endlessly entertaining and inspirational, this radiantly witty novel imparts important messages about gender stereotypes with heartfelt humour. Zizi and Loretta are...
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Reader Reviewed 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,...
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Nemesis
Brendan Reichs
July 2017 Book of the Month In a Nutshell: Lord of the Flies with added asteroid action A uniquely-premised psychological page-turner packed with darkness, death, and compelling conspiracy. Since the...
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Face the Music
Marianne Levy
Katie can find her voice online - but can she face the music offline? Lovereading Review to follow.
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Reader Reviewed Accidental 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...
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Indigo Donut
Patrice Lawrence
In a Nutshell: Soaring soundtrack to resilience and love Real-life grit, gripping mystery, magnificent love story - this second novel from the highly-acclaimed author of Orange Boy is a mighty...
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Now I Rise
Kiersten White
Empires will topple, thrones will be won ...and souls will be lost. The mind-blowing sequel to And I Darken, described by Buzzfeed as 'A dark, gritty, and seriously badass...
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There comes a point in a young life when the time is right to move on from the books and children’s authors they enjoyed as a child to reading books and authors that offer greater challenges as they grow up into adulthood. The books in this 13+ category are exactly that. They bridge that gap to introduce you and your teenager to authors who write for that early teen reader but also adult authors who also write for a teenage / young adult audience.

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