Young Adult Fiction (12 Years +)
Searching for Sky
On her sixteenth birthday, Sky and River, the boy with whom she has shared Island since she was a toddler, are rescued and taken to California, where Sky is separated from River, forced to live with a grandmother she has just...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
The Body at the Tower: A Mary Quinn Mystery
Agent Mary Quinn sets out to uncover the truth behind a suspicious death at St Stephen's Tower. The accident occurred after hours in a highly public part of town and despite the presence of night watchmen. Mary, disguised as Mark...
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...
Convinced Oriana was behind his little sister's kidnapping, Cal
teams up with Boges to pull off a plan to extract vital information
out of her. Together they plant a listening bug in Oriana's house
by firing it through her...
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...
Five hundred years into the future, the world is a different place. Newperth is divided into the haves, the 'Centrals'; the have-nots, the 'Bankers'; and the fringe dwellers, the 'Ferals'. Rosie Black is a Banker. When Rosie finds...
On the dangerous Silk Road - the age-old trade route that runs
all the way from Europe to China - a young woman, Asena, is
captured by a Shaolin devotee, Swiftarrow. Asena is taken to the
ancient city of Peking, where she is...
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,...
Seth finally managed to escape the terrifying comic-book world of Malice, but he left his best friend Kady there. Now he must go back and rescue her. But can he find a way back in? Kady has her own worries. She's trying to reach...
The last book in the series. Finally Jelindel, with her allies, Zimak and Daretor, has tracked the alien mailshirt across two radically different worlds. But the journey is perilous. Ages 12+.
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...
In SHIVER, Grace and Sam found each other. Now, in LINGER, they must fight to be together. For Grace, this means defying her parents and keeping dangerous secrets. For Sam, it means grappling with his werewolf past ... and...
Madras 1910. A troupe of child performers are stranded, having staged a strike against their manager. Their fate now depends on the outcome of a court case, and an alliance with gentlemen of the British Raj. Based on a true story,...
Offers a collection of original stories that revolve around the subject - having sex for the first time.
The Demon’s Covenant
The second exciting novel in this gothic fantasy trilogy about magicians and demons.
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...
Amanda Clarke is dead. Her body was found floating face down by the river bank, and no one knows what happened. As rumours fly and fear grows, it seems that everyone suspects Lyndon, one of Amanda's friends. Winter went to the...
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.
If Jason Bourne had a sister... Introducing a brand new brother/sister action adventure series. Luke and Megan are drawn together in a partnership that takes them from London, through New York, to Tokyo until a dangerous web of...
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...
After a heartbreaking journey to Siberia, Dimitri's birthplace, Rose Hathaway has finally returned to St. Vladimir's - and to her best friend, Lissa Dragomir. But Rose's heart still aches for Dimitri. He's out there, somewhere....
With seconds to spare, Cal escapes from the burning wreck of the
Orca. Helicopters search from the sky, while Oriana's thugs chase
on foot. There's no time to think about his dead great-uncle-Cal
must dodge the cops and crims,...
A sensual and evocative re-telling of Cinderella.
Tully's life is controlled by her father's strict rules. Keep
away from strangers. Don't stay at home alone. And never, ever go
in the water. All she wants is to be like everyone else in
Rivertown. But when a mysterious...
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...
Zara and her friends knew they hadn't solved the pixie problem for good. Far from it. The king's needs grow deeper every day he's stuck in captivity, while his control over his people becomes weaker. It's made him vulnerable. And...
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...
The next exciting instalment in the adventures of Zoey Redbird at the House of Night school for vampyres.
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.
The Silver Blade
The page-turning sequel to Sally Gardner's novel of the French revolution, THE RED NECKLACE, and the conclusion to Yann and Sido's story.
In Lonnie’s Shadow
The discovered artifacts from an archaeological dig in Melbourne become the backdrop for this story about a group of teenagers in 1891. Lonnie McGuinness knows there doesn't seem to be any fairness in life for him or his mates. So...
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...
The brooding island of Kaitangata lies just across the water from Meredith's home. It seems to have a supernatural presence, a will and a voice of its own, although only Meredith can hear it. Can she save the island from an...
What Now, Tilda B?
Tilda Braint is nearly 16, restless and having trouble figuring out what she's supposed to do next. Living in a small coastal town doesn't help. When two seals land in the middle of Tilda's life, they turn it upside down. They're...
A magical romance blossoms in the follow-up to WINGS, the bestselling novel described by Stephenie Meyer as a remarkable debut .
Cal's identity has been stripped from him and he's been locked up in an asylum where danger lurks on both sides of the bars. The doctors are convinced Cal - Ben Galloway - is delusional, and have no intention of setting him free....
The Limping Man
The Limping Man is small, wizened and cruel. He is raising an army to destroy the humans and Dwellers. Hana escapes his henchmen as they come to take her mother. When she meets Ben, son of Lo, they set out on a dangerous quest to...
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...
Where There’s Smoke
There's smoke over the hills, but nobody in Edenville seems too concerned, even though it's fire season and the bush is tinder-dry. Luke has made friends in this town. But Luke knows that good things don't last, and everything he...
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...
Trail Of Fate
Having escaped the Holy Land, the young squire Tristan must cross Europe on his secret mission to save the Holy Grail. Age 8-12.
The Summer I Turned Pretty
Every year Isabel spends summer at her family friends' house. There's the swimming pool at night, the private stretch of sandy beach ...and the two boys. Unavailable, aloof Conrad - who she's been in love with forever - and...
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...
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...
Jameela lives with her family in a war-torn village in Afghanistan. Life is hard, but when her mother dies, and her father remarries, Jameela has to face a greater horror. Based on a real girl called Sameela, and a real orphanage,...
Trapped, with a train bearing down on him, Cal's chances of survival look grim. The cops and criminal gangs are unrelenting - they want him behind bars... or dead. All the clues to the Ormond Singularity just lead to more puzzles,...
Noisy Outlaws, Unfriendly Blobs and Some Other Things…
Interspersed with charts, graphs, and various crossword puzzles, this book includes such stories as Lars Farf, Excessively Fearful Father and Husband ; ACES by Phone ; Small Country ; Everything is Illuminated ; High Fidelity...
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...
Demon Princess: Reign or Shine
Nikki's just found out that her long-lost father is the demon king of the Shadowlands, the world that separates and protects us from the Underworld. When she is brought there by the mysterious messenger Michael, she learns that...
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...
The Crowded Shadows
In this explosive sequel to The Poison Throne, Wynter Moorehawke travels unprotected in bandit-infested mountains, searching for missing Prince Alberon. But how many of the King's enemies are lurking in these crowded shadows?
My Love Lies Bleeding
This teen vampire action with dual romances is a brilliant read for fans of Stephenie Meyer and Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Fallen: Book 1 of the Fallen Series
17-year-old Lucinda falls in love with a gorgeous, intelligent boy, Daniel, at her new school, the grim, foreboding Sword & Cross ...only to find out that Daniel is a fallen angel, and that they have spent lifetimes finding and...
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,...
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. Lena and Ethan become bound together by a deep,...
In this dark and sexy sequel to the New York Times bestseller Wake, disturbing things are happening at Fieldridge High, yet nobody's talking. When Janie taps into a classmate's violent nightmares, the case finally breaks...
The Pilgrims of Rayne
In this installment of the #1 New York Times -bestselling series, Bobby is sent to Ibara, a confounding territory that looks like paradise. There, Bobby is put on the path that will ultimately lead to the final showdown between...
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...
Daughters of the Sea #1: Hannah
A Newbery Honor winner begins a magical new series about three mermaid sisters separated at birth. Hannah has spent her early days in an orphanage and is now a scullery maid in the house of rich, powerful family. She is drawn to...
Finding Freia Lockhart: How Not to be a Successful Teen
Freia Lockhart just wants to fit in at school but her best friend Kate is determined to get in with the popular Bs: Belinda, Bethanee and Brianna. Even Freia knows when she hangs out with the Bs she fits in like a turkey in a...
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 ...'...
The very first CHERUB adventure is about to begin ...
Monster Republic: Book 1
An explosion in a nuclear power plant. Kids patched up with scavenged body parts and bionic implants. A growing army of superhuman soldiers programmed for destruction. 'No', whispered Cameron to the monster in the glass. And he...
The Den of Shadows Quartet
Four complete teen vampire novels: 'In the Forests of the Night'; 'Demon in my View'; 'Shattered Mirror'; 'Midnight Predator'.
Dancing in the Dark
Ditty was born to dance, but she was also born Jewish.When her strictly religious parents won't let her take ballet lessons, Ditty starts to dance in secret. But for how long can she keep her two worlds apart? And at what cost?...
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