Featured Books for Young Adults Featured Books for Young Adult readers

Especially compiled for Young Adults, this section is awash with wonderful worlds to escape to, great stories and characters you’ll love. Please note that some of these books have more adult content and are generally suitable for 16+ readers. ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Here at Lovereading we are thrilled to be a partner for the Wicked Young Writer Awards, the free-to-enter, annual creative writing competition for 5-25 year olds which raises money for, and awareness of, the National Literacy Trust. Entrants can write on a theme or subject of their choice, so absolutely anything! It’s your chance to get creative and write on any theme that interests you. Entries can be written at home or at school, and teachers are encouraged to enter writing on behalf of their pupils. The FICTION categories – 5-7, 8-10, 11-14, 15-17 and 18-25 - will accept any creative writing including a story, play, or poem. The NON-FICTION categories – 5-17 and 18-25 will accept an article, essay, biography, review or letter, to name just a few suggestions. For more details click here or visit www.wickedyoungwriterawards.com

Books of the Month

The Last Days of Archie Maxwell
Annabel Pitcher
December 2017 Book of the Month | In a nutshell: beautifully written story of life, love and growing up Full of love, humour and heartbreak, this beautifully crafted YA novella from the multi award-winning author of Ketchup Clouds and My... Featured in: 13+ readers | YA readers
Format: Paperback | Released 25/10/2017
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Other Featured Books this Month

Sarah Crossan
One of Our Books of the Year 2017 | Shortlisted for the Costa Children's Book Award 2017 In a Nutshell: Death row injustice | Undying brotherly love A book to break your heart, quicken your blood and... Featured in: YA readers | 13+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 07/09/2017
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Last Month's Featured Books

La Belle Sauvage: The Book of Dust Volume One
Philip Pullman
One of Our Books of the Year 2017 | November 2017 Book of the Month More than two...
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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,...
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Grave Matter
Juno Dawson
Interest Age Teen Reading Age 8 In a nutshell: Gothic tale of love and obsession Teenage love is the subject of Juno Dawson's thoroughly creepy new book for...
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The Mortal Instruments 1: City of Bones
Cassandra Clare
Celebrate the tenth anniversary of Cassandra Clare's City of Bones with this gorgeous new edition, complete with special content including a new piece from Cassie and exclusive colour illustrations. This...
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This Mortal Coil
Emily Suvada
November 2017 Debut of the Month With the pace and twists of a thriller, an emotional sucker-punch, the exquisite world-building of the best fantasy, and an imagined future that sci-fi...
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More Featured Books

Things a Bright Girl Can Do
Sally Nicholls
One of Our Books of the Year 2017 | October 2017 Book of the Month This inspirational novel about three young Suffragettes from very different backgrounds is at once a...
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It Only Happens in the Movies
Holly Bourne
October 2017 Book of the Month A feast of feel-good funniness and feminism that cleverly contrasts the impossible magic of movie romance with the heady complexities of real-life love. Talented...
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Genuine Fraud
E. Lockhart
September 2017 Book of the Month Wonderfully chilling, this is another thrilling treat from E. Lockhart, author of We Were Liars. Two girls, in an intense relationship are...
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The Loneliest Girl in the Universe
Lauren James
One of Our Books of the Year 2017 | September 2017 Book of the Month | In a Nutshell: Stellar story of survival in outer space A uniquely thought-provoking, space-set...
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The Taste of Blue Light
Lydia Ruffles
September 2017 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...
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A Jigsaw of Fire and Stars
Yaba Badoe
September 2017 Debut of the Month | In a Nutshell: Circus girl searches for roots amidst real-world cruelties A dazzlingly powerful kaleidoscope of magic realism, folklore and the brutalities...
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Nick Lake
Set on a space station in the near future, this cool concept sci-fi novel with a powerful finding-your-way-in-the-world theme also has much for fans of contemporary YA. Fifteen-year-old Leo was...
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We See Everything
William Sutcliffe
Set in a frightening future version of London in which the lives of two teenage boys cruelly collide in a divided city, this gripping page-turner has pertinent contemporary resonance, and...
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The Beast is an Animal
Peternelle van Arsdale
In a Nutshell: Spine-tinglingly timeless fairy tale A deliciously dark tale of soul eating sisters, and a girl who dares venture into the eerie unknown. Best devoured by the...
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My Side of the Diamond
Sally Gardner
An extraordinary tale about the search for love from the acclaimed Costa and Carnegie winning novelist Sally Gardner.
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Rhian Ivory
In a nutshell: contemporary drama gives us hope Hope Baldi has more problems than the average teenager: she's mourning the sudden death of her father, and having failed to win...
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Turtles All the Way Down
John Green
It all begins with a fugitive billionaire and the promise of a cash reward. Turtles All the Way Down is about lifelong friendship, the intimacy of an unexpected reunion, Star...
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36 Questions That Changed My Mind About You
Vicki Grant
A sharp, edgy, yet lovely romance for young adults. Hildy and Paul are paired in a college psychology study about relationships. They are asked 36 questions over the course of...
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Out of Heart
Irfan Master
Longlisted for the UKLA 2018 Book Award Donating your heart is the most precious gift of all. Adam is a teenage boy who lives with his mum and younger sister....
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Kid Got Shot
Simon Mason
Longlisted for the UKLA 2018 Book Award Meet Garvie Smith. Reprobate, genius, waster, and sometime detective. Right in the middle of revision hell - until now. A boy from Marsh...
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The Hypnotist
Laurence Anholt
Longlisted for the UKLA 2018 Book Award | Winner of the Historical Association's Young Quills Award 2017 Jack has left his native Ireland and is making a new life as Professor...
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The teenage years 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 teens and 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 first 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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