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.

Books of the Month

The Loneliest Girl in the Universe
Lauren James
September 2017 Book of the Month | In a Nutshell: Stellar story of survival in outer space A uniquely thought-provoking, space-set page-turner with an unforgettable main character whose strength and resolve will leave readers reeling in admiration. Romy is alone... Featured in: YA readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/09/2017
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Things a Bright Girl Can Do
Sally Nicholls
September 2017 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... Featured in: 13+ readers | YA readers
Format: Hardback | Released 07/09/2017
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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 both looking for escape but at what cost? When... Featured in: YA readers
Format: Hardback | Released 05/09/2017
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Other Featured Books this Month

I am Traitor
Sif Sigmarsdottir
In a Nutshell: Killer concept sci-fi with contemporary kick Extra-terrestrial invasions, an honourable teen girl fighting to save the human race, this UK debut for a much-admired, bestselling Icelandic author is a Pandora's box of page-turning action, with added... Featured in: 13+ readers | YA readers
Format: Paperback | Released 07/09/2017
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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 and original new voice in YA. We first meet her... Featured in: YA readers
Format: Hardback | Released 07/09/2017
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Alex and Eliza
Melissa De La Cruz
In a Nutshell: Revolution era romance Shimmering with passion and period intrigue, this heady historical romance tells the story behind the hit musical Hamilton. New York, 1777. Desperate to find suitable husbands for her three daughters, Mrs Schuyler hosts a ball at... Featured in: 13+ readers | YA readers
Format: Paperback | Released 07/09/2017
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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 packs powerful moral and emotional punches. Read it to be... Featured in: 13+ readers | YA readers
Format: Hardback | Released 21/09/2017
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Moonrise
Sarah Crossan
In a Nutshell: Death row injustice | Undying brotherly love A book to break your heart, quicken your blood and stir your soul by one of the most outstandingly distinctive writers to have emerged in a long, long time. ... Featured in: YA readers
Format: Hardback | Released 07/09/2017
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Wonder Woman: Warbringer (DC Icons Series)
Leigh Bardugo
The highly anticipated coming-of-age story for the world's greatest super hero: Wonder Woman by the # 1 New York Times bestselling author Leigh Bardugo. Lovereading comment to follow soon. Featured in: 13+ readers | YA readers
Format: Paperback | Released 28/08/2017
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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 of people-trafficking in which a fourteen-year-old circus girl seeks to... Featured in: YA readers
Format: Hardback | Released 07/09/2017
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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: YA readers | 13+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 27/07/2017
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Last Month's Featured Books

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. ...
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Editing Emma
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...
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Kingdom of Sleep
E.K. Johnston
The world is made safe by a woman ...but it is a very big world. It has been generations since the Storyteller Queen saved her country from fire and blood...
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STAGS
M. A. Bennett
August 2017 Debut of the Month It is the autumn term and Greer MacDonald is struggling to settle into the sixth form at the exclusive St. Aidan the Great boarding school,...
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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...
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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...
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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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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 Because You Love to Hate Me
Ameriie
In a Nutshell: Killer-concept short story collection This variety pack of edgily villainous short stories by an array of top YA talents thrills, enthralls and thoroughly entertains. Short stories regularly...
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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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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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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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