Young Adult Fiction (12 Years +)
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...
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...
The Infernal Devices trilogy, a prequel to bestselling The Mortal Instruments trilogy, follows 16-year-old orphan Tessa Fell, whose quiet life is thrown into turmoil when her older brother Nathaniel suddenly vanishes, leaving her...
Six Impossible Things
Fourteen-year-old nerd-boy Dan Cereill is not quite coping with a reversal of family fortune, moving house, new school hell, a mother with a failing wedding cake business, a just-out gay dad, and an impossible crush on Estelle,...
This is Shyness
In the suburb of Shyness, where the sun doesn't rise and the border crackles with a strange energy, Wolfboy meets a stranger at the Diabetic Hotel. She tells him her name is Wildgirl, and she dares him to be her guide through the...
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...
Tomorrow, When the War Began
Somewhere out there Ellie and her friends are hiding. They're shocked, frightened, alone. Their world has changed, with the speed of a slamming door. They've got no weapons - except courage. They've got no help - except...
It is the cusp of World War 1. The European powers are arming up. Aleksandar Ferdinand, prince of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, is on the run. His own people have turned against him. All he has is a small, loyal crew of men. Deryn...
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,...
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...
The Earthsea Quartet
As a young dragonlord, Ged, whose use-name is Sparrowhawk, is sent to the island of Roke to learn the true way of magic. A natural magician, Ged becomes an Archmage and helps the High Priestess Tenar escape from the labyrinth of...
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...
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...
Zombies Vs Unicorns
It's a question as old as time itself: which reigns supreme, the zombie or the unicorn? Contributors to this unique collection include bestselling teen and YA authors, Garth Nix, Meg Cabot, Scott Westerfeld, Cassandra Clare, Libba...
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...
A Waltz for Matilda
Set against a backdrop of bushfire, flood, war and jubilation, this is the story of one girl's journey towards independence. It is also the story of others who had no vote and very little but their dreams. Drawing on the...
The Three Loves of Persimmon
Persimmon lives a solitary life, pouring her passion into her florist shop. Her only companion is Rose, a talking cabbage. Intriguing young men come and go but Persimmon has yet to find the love of her life. Several levels beneath...
The Emperor of Nihon-Ja
Horace is missing. Months have passed since he was sent on a military mission to the court of the Emperor of Nihon-Ja but he has failed to return. Evanlyn is worried, and in company with Will and Alyss, she sets out to discover...
When Edsel Grizzler left Verdada, longing for a normal home life, he was told he could never return. But when he receives a desperate note from Verdada, Edsel must embark on a rescue mission. Things are chaotic and Ben is...
Girl Saves Boy
Isn't it enough having your very own terminal disease, without your mother dying? Or your father dating your Art teacher? No wonder Sacha Thomas ends up in the lake... But the real question is: how does he end up in love with...
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...
A gun shot rings out as Cal hides from his stalkers - two old bounty hunters and their savage dog, Sniffer. The hostile desert seems determined to become Cal's final resting place. Had Kelvin spared his life for nothing? The clock...
Bright Young Things
It's 1929 and Letty Larkspur and Cordelia Grey have escaped their small Midwestern town to chase big dreams and even bigger secrets. Amongst the glittering metropolis of New York City, they meet Astrid Donal, a flapper who has...
One night in the rain, Ethan Wate opened his eyes and fell in love with Lena Duchannes. His life would never be the same. Lena is a Caster and her family is locked in a supernatural civil war: full of darkness and demons. On her...
Noah Barleywater Runs Away
Noah is running away from his problems, or at least that's what he thinks, the day he takes the untrodden path through the forest. When he comes across a very unusual toyshop and meets the even more unusual toymaker he's not sure...
Something terrible has happened. Eleven-year-old Aubrey is on her own. She's determined to hide away and take care of herself, because facing the truth is too much to bear. But with the love of her grandmother and the letters she...
Ash and Benjamin are teenage mercenaries. They find stolen artefacts and return them to the owners - for a fee. But when they are hired to rescue an imprisoned girl, they're in over their heads. There are others looking for the...
For Jamie Mackie, summer holidays in the coastal village of Rocky Head mean surfing, making money, and good times at the local music festival. But this year is different. It starts with a savage attack in the surf one night. Then,...
FitzOsbornes in Exile
The thrilling sequel to the NSW Premier's Award-winning and critically acclaimed A Brief History of Montmaray. Forced to leave their island kingdom, Sophie FitzOsborne and her eccentric family take shelter in England. Sophie's...
Lucy is in love with Shadow, a mysterious graffiti artist. Ed thought he was in love with Lucy, until she broke his nose. Dylan loves Daisy, but throwing eggs at her probably wasn't the best way to show it. Jazz and Leo are slowly...
From a fresh new voice in YA fiction comes a wonderful, funny, engaging novel about 15-year-old Amelia and her crush on 21-year-old Chris, as she loves, longs and endures the fluctuations of his attention in the supermarket where...
A strong and vivid novel based on the fascinating true story of a group of young Australian performers - children aged from seven to seventeen - who toured Asia and India early in the twentieth century before mounting a strike...
Nothing much happens in the sleepy town of Venus Cove. But everything changes when three angels are sent from heaven to protect the town against the gathering forces of darkness. They work hard to conceal their true identity, but...
Offers a collection of original stories that revolve around the subject - having sex for the first time.
Raised by Wolves
Pack life is about order but Bryn is about to push all the limits, with hair-raising results. At the age of four, Bryn watched a werewolf brutally murder her parents. She was rescued and taken in by Callum, the alpha of his pack....
Unhooking the Moon
A funny, joyful, touching road-trip adventure, with the most magical, entertaining girl character to ever dance through the pages of a children's book.
One Perfect Pirouette
When her parents move her family to Melbourne so Brynna can attend a top ballet school, it looks like her dream is about to become a reality. But why does she feel so awful about the move? Her brother Tam is angrier than she has...
The misadventures of Tallulah Casey! Hilarious new series from Queen of Teen -- laugh your tights off at the (VERY) amateur dramatic antics of Talullah and her bonkers mates. Boys, snogging and bad acting guaranteed!
Breaking out of the fishing net is the least of Cal's
worries-all kinds of perils await him on deck. He dodges the cops,
but becomes indebted to the boat captain. How can he learn more
about Piers Ormond's will if he is stuck...
The Life of a Teenage Body-snatcher
The story of a young man growing up in England in 1828. Thomas Timewell lives a rather sedate life with his mother, but all that changes when he meets a man who steals corpses from cemeteries and sells them to hospitals for...
The Byron Journals
Andrew and his mate Benny have finished school and are heading for the holiday of their lives in Byron Bay. They are not sure what they're looking forward to most: the surf, the girls, the music, the partying or just being away...
Only the Good Spy Young
Cammie Morgan always knew that becoming a Gallagher Girl would mean a life of risk, pressure and danger beyond her wildest dreams. She just never thought all those things would start during her junior year of high school.
Sammy: Real Men Don’t Dance
Sammy Goldstein is the kind of guy who's every girl's best friend but finds the other boys at the Academy more difficult to talk to. The only son in a conservative Jewish family, it's always been expected that Sammy will follow in...
The final dramatic conclusion to Darren Shan's international phenomenon, The Demonata. Expect the unexpected...
The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner: An Eclipse Novella
In a first new book for almost two years, Stephenie Meyer returns to the world of Eclipse. This story features Stephenie's unbeatable combination of mystery, suspense and romantic intrigue.
Mosquito Advertising: the Parfizz Pitch
School's out and Katie is set to spend the summer lazing under the sausage tree in the backyard. When she discovers that Parfitt's Soft Drink Company is about to be taken over by a corporate giant, leaving her mum out of a job and...
The Prince of Mist
When his family moves to an old house by the sea, Max discovers an abandoned garden of mysterious statues positioned on a six-pointed star. In the centre, rising out of the mist, stands a clown, its arm outstretched. Soon Max...
A sensual and evocative re-telling of Cinderella.
Girlfriend Fiction The Boyfriend
Maude and Lou live in the same street. She's a smart girl from a sensible family. He's a weirdo - a punk-rock musician. Despite being different, they've always hung out together. But when Lou asks Maude out on a date, everything...
Happy as Larry
Laurence Augustine Rainbow is born into an ordinary family, and seems set for an ordinary life. But as the world changes around him, so does the happiness of his own family. Unique, dark and ultimately uplifting, this is a...
The Sky is Everywhere
Seventeen-year-old Lennie Walker spends her time tucked safely and happily in the shadow of her fiery older sister, Bailey. But when Bailey dies abruptly, Lennie is catapulted to centre stage of her own life - and, despite her...
For the Win
Imbued with the same lively, subversive spirit and thrilling storytelling that made Little Brother an international sensation, For the Win is a prophetic and inspiring call-to-arms for a new generation.
Lips Touch Three Times
From a writer of unparalleled imagination and emotional insight come three stories of supernatural love--tales about the deliciousness of wanting and waiting for that moment when lips touch. Illustrations.
Tessa's brother is dead, and her Mum is so deeply enmeshed in grief she might as well be too. Tessa is left with no one to turn to but Ned. He's been her staunchest ally, privy to her deepest secrets. But even Ned has a dark side....
Will Grayson, Will Grayson
Will Grayson: What if your friend started writing a musical about your life... and made you look like a joke? What if the girl you weren't interested in started being interested in you? And who is this other guy called Will...
Katherine has moved away from her shattered family to start a new life in Sydney. There she keeps her head down until she is befriended by the charismatic Alice. But there is a dark side to Alice, and as we learn the truth of...
A magical romance blossoms in the follow-up to WINGS, the bestselling novel described by Stephenie Meyer as a remarkable debut .
Kass Kennedy is in the spotlight, thanks to her Dad. He plans on selling her soul to the Devil - or at any rate to Simon Cowell when she finds herself pushed into an X-Factor audition. Kass could just say no, but her dad's...
Guardian of the Dead
At her boarding school in New Zealand, Ellie Spencer is like any ordinary teen: she hangs out with her best friend, Kevin, obsesses over her crush on a mysterious boy, and her biggest worry is her essay deadline. Until everything...
A high-speed chase gone wrong leaves Cal exposed to certain capture by Oriana's thugs. He has to get away, but how can he leave a man to drown? If Cal survives this, he must find a way to save his comatose sister, decipher the...
When the skycity fell, most believed it took with it the last vestiges of humanity. Only a few escaped, led by a girl with a hidden destiny. They fled into a hostile landscape. But when the demons of the past come back to haunt...
With a Sword in My Hand
Marguerite's father is desperate for a son. Instead he's stuck with a feisty, stubborn, red-headed daughter. But the Count of Flanders has plans for his wayward daughter. Will Marguerite be able to resist the combined pressure of...
When Katarina Bishop was three, her parents took her on a trip to the Louvre...to case it. For her seventh birthday, Katarina and her Uncle Eddie travelled to Austria...to steal the crown jewels. When Kat turned fifteen, she...
'The best day of my life happened when I was five and almost died at Disney World. I'm sixteen now, so you can imagine that's left me with quite a few days of major suckage.' Cameron has just had some bad news: he's sick and is...
Mirabel, a 17-year-old Australian-born Chinese girl, falls in love with a Chinese soldier stationed in Melbourne during WW II. When their affair is discovered JJ is posted back to China. Mirabel decides to follow him to Shanghai....
The Piper’s Son
Five years on from Saving Francesca, Thomas Mackee is the one who needs saving. Tom wants oblivion. Wants to forget parents who leave and friends he used to care about and a string of one-night stands, and favourite uncles being...
Some Girls are
Regina Afton used to be a member of the Fearsome Fivesome, an all-girl clique both feared and revered by the students at Hallowell High... until vicious rumours about her and her best friend's boyfriend start going around. Now...
Solace and Grief
Solace Morgan was born a vampire. Finding others with similar gifts, Solace soon becomes caught up in a strange, more vibrant world than she ever knew existed. But when the mysterious Professor Lukin takes an interest in her...
Twilight: The Graphic Novel
Beautifully rendered, this first instalment of Twilight: The Graphic Novel is a must-have for any collector's library.
Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief
Look, I didn't want to be a half-blood. I never asked to be the son of a Greek god. I was just a normal kid, going to school, playing basketball, skateboarding. The usual. Until I accidentally vaporized my maths teacher. That's...
About a Girl
'I remember the first time that we lay together and I felt the crackle of her dark hair between my fingers, and closed my eyes and breathed her in, so that she became my entire world.' Anna is afraid she must be unlovable - until...
For the first six months, Peter's life in Phoenix was pretty normal. Hanging out with his friends, frustrating his parents, sleeping through school. Then he found out the world was ending. The Shackleton Co-operative is planning...
When You Reach Me
Miranda and Sal are friends, but when Sal gets punched by a kid for no apparent reason, he shuts Miranda out of his life. Then she finds a mysterious note scrawled on a tiny slip of paper, and other notes left for her in strange...
Master of the Incomparable Gardens, the last of the Trustees, and the most powerful Denizen in the house, Lord Sunday is a fierce opponent. And Arthur is running out of time. With everything falling to pieces around him, Arthur...
The clock is ticking for Sam Temple and the kids of Perdido Beach but it's not the big one-five that they face now; it's starvation that threatens the FAYZ. In an abandoned mine shaft a faceless animal lurks, pulling the strings,...
Is falling in love the beginning... Or the end? In Ethan Wate's hometown there lies the darkest of secrets. There is a girl. Slowly, she pulled the hood from her head. Green eyes, black hair. Lena Duchannes. There is a curse. On...
Bianca has found refuge again with the Black Cross and she and Lucas work desperately to keep her secret. In this company, being a vampire is a death sentence and the two of them live and train alongside the hunters without anyone...
Once there lived a girl called Anonymity Jones. Anonymity's life is falling apart. Her father has left to have a mid-life crisis, her mother's new boyfriend is a definite worry, her Europe-bound sister has changed her name and all...
Liam O'Connor should have died at sea in 1912. Maddy Carter should have died on a plane in 2010. Sal Vikram should have died in a fire in 2029. Yet moments before death, someone mysteriously appeared and said, 'Take my hand ...'...
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