Readings Recommends: Young Adult Fiction
Me and You
Room meets Stand By Me, in a thrilling tale of the loss of innocence
A forbidden romance. A deadly plague. Earth's fate hinges on one girl ...CINDER, a gifted mechanic in New Beijing, is also a cyborg. But when her life becomes entwined with the handsome Prince Kai's, she finds herself at the...
Hunger Games Trilogy Slipcase
The extraordinary, ground breaking New York Times bestsellers
The Hunger Games and Catching Fire, along with the third book in
The Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins, Mockingjay, are
available for the first time ever in a...
For use in schools and libraries only. As the Council attempts to strip Charlotte of her power, sixteen-year-old orphaned shapechanger Tessa Gray works with the London Shadowhunters to find the Magister and destroy his clockwork...
The Extinction Gambit
Kingsley Ward is in dire trouble. Instead of thrilling the audience with his death-defying escapology, his first performance ends in disaster when his hidden wolfish nature bursts free. That same night, his father is abducted and...
Ocean of Blood
The epic tale of the vampire Larten Crepsley continues. The question is - how far can Larten go... alone?
The Hunger Games
The astonishing bestseller, now in a deluxe, slipcased collector's edition featuring exclusive new mockingjay artwork. Set in a dark vision of the near future, a terrifying reality TV show is taking place. Twelve boys and twelve...
John Flanagan, author of the international phenomenon Ranger's Apprentice, creates a world of seafaring adventures, treacherous pirates and epic battles in Brotherband. In Skandia, there is only one way to become a warrior. Boys...
The Scorpio Races
From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Shiver and
Linger comes a brand new, heartstopping novel.
With her trademark lyricism, Maggie Stiefvater turns to a new
world, where a pair are swept up in a daring,...
It is 2030, and the world is at war with an alien race; The Bzadians. The battleground: Earth. Recon Team Angel, made up of teenagers from around the world, has been training for years. They have learned Bzadian languages. How to...
What would you sacrifice for someone you've loved forever? Eric and Merle are lovers, tragically torn apart, but whose souls have been searching for each other for ten centuries.
The Coming of the Whirlpool
From the award-winning author of Praise and The White Earth comes a magnificent young adult series about destiny and desire, set in a brilliantly realised fantasy world.
Ethan wate is in love with a caster girl. When he looks at Lena, it's like there's no one else in the world. But Ethan is mortal, and on her seventeenth birthday Lena made a choice that changed everything. The girl Ethan loves has...
A #1 New York Times -bestselling author delivers the riveting conclusion to his masterful trilogy. The tension thickens as Leviathan steams toward New York City with a homicidal maniac on board: secrets suddenly unravel,...
Heroes of Olympus: The Son of Neptune
Percy Jackson, son of Poseidon, God of the Sea, has woken from a very deep sleep and come face to face with two snake-haired ladies who refuse to die. But they're the least of his problems. Because Percy finds himself at a camp...
Froi of the Exiles
Gripping and intense, complex and richly imagined, Froi of the Exiles is a dazzling sequel to Finnikin of the Rock, from the internationally best-selling and multi-award-winning author of Looking for Alibrandi, Saving Francesca,...
The Wicked Wood
Six of our most exciting and best-loved writers for young people have each chosen a fairytale as the inspiration for their own original stories in this surprising and spellbinding two-volume collection.
Lola and the Boy Next Door
For budding costume designer Lola Nolan, the more sparkly, more fun, more wild the outfit, the better. But even though Lola's style is right out there, she's a devoted daughter and friend with some big plans for the future. And...
Wyrmeweald: Returner’s Wealth
Seventeen-year-old Micah, enters the wyrmeweald full of hope to return home having made his fortune. But this is a land where wyrmes, fabulous dragon-like beasts, roam wild and reign supreme. In Wyrmeweald man is both hunter and...
When We Were Two
Dan has had it with his Dad. He's not going to take the abuse anymore. He's sixteen, old enough to leave; maybe he'll find his long-lost mother in the process. What Dan doesn't count on is being followed by his younger brother...
The Lost Stories
Everyone knows the legends of the Rangers of Araluen. But no one has heard the whole story - until now. Has Halt told Will the truth about how Will became an orphan? Did Gilan track down Morgarath's lieutenant after the battle of...
What if you were bound for a new world, about to pledge your life to someone you'd been promised to since birth, and one unexpected violent attack made survival-not love-the issue? An extraordinary YA dystopian novel that plunges...
Olive, having recently suffered mental problems, is unsure whether to trust her instincts when a new student, rumored to have killed her parents, develops a parasitic relationship with Olive's former best friend, Jubilee Park High...
There is No Dog
In the beginning there was Bob. And Bob created the heavens and the earth and the beasts of the field and the creatures of the sea, and twenty-five million other species including lots and lots of gorgeous girls. And all of this,...
A princess with a craving for blood. A stranger who knows her secret. A land where nothing is as it seems. When her sister becomes betrothed to a prince in a northern nation, Zeraphina's only consolations are that her loyal animal...
The Power of Six
We are the last defence. I've seen him on the news. Followed the stories about what happened to John Smith. To the world he's a mystery, but to me ...he's one of us. Nine of us came here, but sometimes I wonder if time has changed...
Skulduggery Pleasant: Death Bringer
The sixth instalment in the historic, hysterical and horrific Skulduggery Pleasant series. Think you've seen anything yet? You haven't. Because the Death Bringer is about to rise...
The Invisible Hero
Philip has spent his whole life at school either being invisible or being called stupid. He's used to being the loner, the odd one out, the boy who lives with his nan. So when Philip's class is given a school assignment to write...
When Sadie is tumbled back in time to view a terrible crime, she is pulled into a strange mystery. Can Sadie, Walter and Lachie figure out a way to right old wrongs, or will they be condemned to repeat them?
It's 1952 and the Scott family has moved unexpectedly from Los Angeles to London. Janie feels uncomfortable in her strange new school, until the local apothecary promises her a remedy for homesickness. But the real cure is meeting...
The eagerly-awaited second HEIST SOCIETY novel from the New York Times bestselling author of the GALLAGHER GIRLS series.
In Stiefvater's Shiver, Grace and Sam found each other. In Linger, they fought to be together. Now, in Forever, the stakes are even higher than before. Wolves are being hunted. Lives are being threatened. And love is harder...
A Straight Line to My Heart
A funny, poignant, heartwarming story of first love, first job, friends, family and the inevitability of change in the first summer out of school.
When Demi is left profoundly deaf by a sudden illness, everything is different and she has to learn to adapt to a new school, new friends and a whole new language.
Skulduggery Pleasant: Mortal Coil
Following the shocking revelations of DARK DAYS, get ready for the fifth instalment of the bestselling Skulduggery Pleasant series -- guaranteed to contain at least 40% humour, 50% action, and 100% thrills!
Only Ever Always
Only Ever Always is a beautifully crafted and emotionally intense novel that teases out the intriguing idea of the line between self and the material world.
When Mia follows her sister halfway across the world to Alaska, she discovers that love can be found in the most unexpected and beautiful of places. But can Mia find the courage to follow her heart in Alaska? And what if the one...
Keri, Janna and Sione have two things in common: they each have an older brother who committed suicide. And they each have a connection with Summerton. As the three teenagers delve deeper into the mystery they uncover secrets that...
Act of Faith
England, 1640. Sixteen-year-old Isabella is forced to flee her home when her father's radical ideas lead him into a suicidal stand against Oliver Cromwell's army. Taking refuge in Amsterdam and desperate to find a means to...
All I Ever Wanted
Mim knows what she wants, and where she wants to go - anywhere but home, stuck in the suburbs with her mother who won't get off the couch, and two brothers in prison. She has set herself rules to live by, but she's starting to...
Award-winning author Paolo Bacigalupi delivers a thrilling, fast-paced adventure set in a vivid and raw, uncertain future.
Ishmael and the Hoops of Steel
Ishmael has made it to the Senior School and things are really
looking up. His nemesis and chief tormentor Barry Bagsley has
finally decided to leave him alone, while his dream girl and chief
goddess Kelly Faulkner has finally...
For use in schools and libraries only. In the breathtaking sequel to the New York Times' best-seller Shiver, Grace defies her parents to retain a relationship with Sam as he grapples with his werewolf heritage, an uncertain...
EVERYTHING YOU BELIEVE IS WRONG
Passion: Book 3 of the Fallen Series
Before Luce and Daniel met at Sword & Cross, before they fought the Immortals, they had already lived many lives. And so Luce, desperate to unlock the curse that condemns their love, must revisit her past incarnations in order to...
Winner of the Roald Dahl Funny Prize 2010!
Includes stories such as Alcatraz , Shadowrealm and San Francisco .
What Happened to Goodbye
Mclean never lets herself get too attached... After the scandal of her mother's affair, Mclean and her dad chose life on the road. But since losing her family and home Mclean has lost herself too; she's been Eliza, then Lizbet,...
Sixteen-year-old Silvermay Hawker feels drawn to the newcomer in her village - a young man of solemn good looks named Tamlyn. But only heartache can come of this because Tamlyn is devoted to Nerigold and to little Lucien, her son....
Blood Red Road
In a lawless future land, where life is cheap and survival is hard, Saba has been brought up in isolated Silverlake. She never sees the dangers of the destructive society outside. When her twin brother is snatched by mysterious...
When his best friend, Dee, fell in love with a faerie, James realized she'd never feel the same way about him. The only way he could survive the hurt was to throw himself into music. But James didn't realize this path would lead...
The Wilful Eye
Six writers have taken inspiration from stories that have shaped us all, like 'Beauty and the Beast,' 'The Steadfast Tin Soldier' and 'The Snow Queen'. This collection carries universal themes of envy and jealousy, deception and...
A Pocketful of Eyes
Bee is in her element working in the taxidermy department at the Museum of Natural History, but her summer job turns out to be full of surprises: a dead body in the Red Rotunda. A large stuffed tiger in the Catacombs. Can Bee sift...
On Damon Styles's eighteenth birthday, he is expelled from school. But it's what happens afterwards that changes everything. Now Damon must come up with a plan. It's the only way he can think straight. First, get his firearms...
The Dead I Know
Aaron Rowe walks in his sleep. He has dreams he can't explain, and memories he can't recover. Death doesn't scare him - his new job with a funeral director may even be his salvation. But if he doesn't discover the truth about his...
When their home mysteriously explodes around their ears, twins Jack and Jaide are sent to stay with a grandmother they have never met. It soon becomes apparent that Grandma X is more than a little eccentric, and there are very...
When her best guy friend falls victim to a vicious hate crime, 16-year-old Cat sets out to discover who in her small Southern town did it. Richly atmospheric, this daring mystery examines the strength of will it takes to go...
Birth of a Killer
When Larten escapes the terrible workhouse in which he toils, he doesn't know that he is running from an early death ... into another kind of transformation. After meeting the mysterious vampire Seba Nile, Larten finds himself...
Maximum Ride: Angel
Is this the end of Max and Fang, and the beginning of Max and Dylan? Only Angel knows. Maximum Ride and her friends have always had each other's backs because they can't trust anyone else. No. Matter. What. But now the flock is up...
In a secret supernatural battle that's been raging for over a century, the stakes have just been raised - and they're not wooden anymore.
The Golden Day
There were only eleven of them, like eleven sisters all the same age in a large family. Because it was such a very small class, they had a very small classroom, which was perched at the very top of the school.
On her 17th birthday Violet Eden's whole life changed. One minute she was a normal teenager obsessed with her art...and Lincoln. The next she has to get her head around the knowledge that angels do exist, both light and dark and...
My name is Tessa. I am strong. I am brave. I do not cry. These are the only things I know for certain. I was found in the bush, ragged as a wild thing. I have no memory - not even of how I got the long, striping slashes across my...
The FAYZ goes from bad to worse... The darkness has been foiled once again and the resurrected Drake has been contained. But the streets of Perdido Beach are far from safe, with a growing army of mutants fighting against the...
Yellowcake brings together another ten short stories from this extraordinarily talented writer - each of them fiercely original and quietly heartbreaking.
Ashes in the Air
Alizadeh finds grace, wit and fire in this latest volume of poetry, which explores themes such as fatherhood and migration. It ranges from the Tehran of Alizadeh's childhood to the Australian coast of his teenage years. From the...
Jelly is only happy up in the branches of the old apricot tree and by the creek at the back of the house. One night, Jelly and her cousins spot something in the creek's waters. It's a baby angel with a broken wing. They decide to...
In Afterlife, having become what they feared most, Bianca and Lucas face a scary new reality. They return to Evernight Academy, Lucas as a vampire and Bianca as a wraith. But Lucas is haunted by demons,both personal and...
Would you risk everything to be free? Sensational sequel to the Carnegie Medal shortlisted Chains with a shift in emphasis from Isabel to Curzon in a tale about runaway slaves trying to forge their own paths in a world of...
I am Number Four
They killed Number One in Malaysia. Number Two in England. And Number Three in Kenya. John Smith is not your average teenager. He regularly moves from small town to small town. He changes his name and identity. He does not put...
The Iron Witch
A horrific fey attack killed Donna Underwood's father and drove her mother mad. Donna feels cursed by the magical heritage that destroyed her parents. The only thing that keeps her sane and grounded is her relationship with Navin...
Sixteen-year-old Carly is interviewing Leah Cartwright for her local history project. But Leah resists, determined instead to tell her own story: that of a lonely child on an isolated farm, a girl whose only escape is into the...
You Against Me
If someone hurts your sister and you're any kind of man, you seek revenge, right? If your brother's accused of a terrible crime but says he didn't do it, you defend him, don't you? When Mikey's sister claims a boy assaulted her,...
Anna and the French Kiss
Anna Oliphant is separated from her friends and her crush to spend a year in a boarding school in Paris. After an achingly realistic awkward start, she falls in with the arty group at school, which includes handsome, kind and...
Geraint of Lucanne is brave and kind, a good teacher and master, and bisclavret; a born werewolf. And if Geraint's enemies have their way, he will soon be trapped in his wolf form forever... Inspired by a medieval romance, this...
The Betrayal of Natalie Hargrove
Natalie is utterly determined to cement her position at the top of the high school social ladder by becoming prom queen. When it looks like an interfering ex-boyfriend might get in her way, she devises a little prank to humiliate...
Fourth Pretty Little Liars novel about four best friends and the secrets they are trying to hide from each other ...
Low Red Moon
The only thing Avery Hood can remember about the night her parents died is that she saw silver - deadly silver, moving inhumanly fast. Then Avery meets the new boy in school - Ben, mysterious and beautiful, with whom she feels a...
Against all odds, Katniss Everdeen has survived the Hunger Games twice. But now that she's made it out of the bloody arena alive, she's still not safe. The Capitol is angry. The Capitol wants revenge. Who do they think should pay...
Behemoth Leviathan Trilogy Book Two
His Majesty's Airship Leviathan travels to Istanbul, capital of the Ottoman Empire. Deryn and Alek find themselves at odds with their mentors and with each other, as their duties collide with the politics of war and peace. Will...
Dash and Lily’s Book of Dares
It's Christmas-time in New York, and world-weary Dash has managed to persuade each of his parents that he is staying with the other, thus sending them both off with their new 'paramours' and leaving him happily shuffling back and...
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