New Australian young adult books

 Read reviewThe Erasure Initiative

The Erasure Initiative

Lili Wilkinson

A girl wakes up on a self-driving bus. She has no memory of how she got there or who she is. Her nametag reads CECILY. The six other people on the bus are just like her: no memories, only nametags. There's a screen on each...

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 Read reviewLoner

Loner

Georgina Young

A sharp and unlikely coming-of-age debut novel from Australia's Sally Rooney.     

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 Read reviewThe End of the World Is Bigger than Love

The End of the World Is Bigger than Love

Davina Bell

A breathtakingly original novel about love and destruction, from an award-winning Australian children's author.

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 Read reviewStars Like Us

Stars Like Us

Frances Chapman

Liliana's hitting all the wrong notes. She's a sixteen-year-old exchange student with a secret crush on Carter, her new band's smoking hot guitarist - but she's also got a girlfriend back home.

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 Read reviewMetal Fish, Falling Snow

Metal Fish, Falling Snow

Cath Moore

A road trip with unlikely companions, a girl with a unique way of seeing the world, a great loss and a struggle of identity; Metal Fish, Falling Snow is an Own Voices YA debut that packs a punch.

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Please Don't Hug Me

Please Don’t Hug Me

Kay Kerr

A funny-serious own-voices story about what happens when you stop trying to be the person other people expect you to be and give yourself a go.

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Peta Lyre's Rating Normal

Peta Lyre’s Rating Normal

Anna Whateley

At sixteen, neurodivergent Peta Lyre is the success story of social training. That is, until she finds herself on a school ski trip - and falling in love with the new girl. Peta will need to decide which rules to keep, and which...

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The Dark Tide

The Dark Tide

Alicia Jasinska

After offering herself to save her brother Finley and secret crush Tomas from capture by Caldella's Witch Queen, Lina Kirk and the witch soon face a terrible choice.

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 Read reviewWhen It Drops

When It Drops

Alex Dyson

A hilarious and touching coming-of-age debut novel from ARIA award-winning triple j host Alex Dyson about family, friends, fame, and the importance of never leaving your computer unattended.

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Aurora Burning (The Aurora Cycle 2)

Aurora Burning (The Aurora Cycle 2)

Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff

The ferociously hot sequel to the international bestseller Aurora Rising, which sees the return of Squad 312 in an explosive battle to save the galaxy. By the award-winning authors of the Illuminae Files.

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Snow

Snow

Gina Inverarity

The night the hunter takes her into the forest with orders to cut out her heart, Snow escapes. As she grows up her path takes her to the mountains, and the city, where she makes her case for the return of what is hers. A dark and...

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 Read reviewEuphoria Kids

Euphoria Kids

Alison Evans

Ever since the witch cursed Babs, she turns invisible sometimes. She has her mum and her dog, but teachers and classmates barely notice her. Then, one day, Iris can see her. And Iris likes what they see. Babs is made of fire.

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 Read reviewTaking Down Evelyn Tait

Taking Down Evelyn Tait

Poppy Nwosu

Taking Down Evelyn Tait is a story about family, friends and embracing who you are. Even if that person is kind of weird.

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 Read reviewOasis

Oasis

Katya de Becerra

This YA supernatural mystery strands a group of teens in the desert, where an oasis saves them. But who will save them from the oasis?

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The Girl with the Gold Bikini

The Girl with the Gold Bikini

Lisa Walker

18-year-old Olivia Grace deferred uni and skipped a gap-year tour of Asia. She's fulfilling her dream of becoming a PI, following in the footsteps of Nancy Drew and Veronica Mars. Olivia pursues a cheating husband from the glitzy...

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A New Kind Of Everything

A New Kind Of Everything

Richard Yaxley

After their fathers reckless death, the Gallagher family must find new directions. Dinny's mum finds a new form of freedom, but the paths the boys are choosing are pointing them in dangerous directions. Fourteen-year-old Dinny is...

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 Read reviewOnly Mostly Devastated

Only Mostly Devastated

Sophie Gonzales

Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda meets a modern-day, queer re-imagining of Grease.

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This Vicious Cure (Mortal Coil Book 3)

This Vicious Cure (Mortal Coil Book 3)

Emily Suvada

Two factions at war.  A plague that can't be stopped.  A cure that could destroy them all...

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 Read reviewHow to Grow a Family Tree

How to Grow a Family Tree

Henry Jones

From the author of P is for Pearl comes a heart-warming book about family, friendship and what home can mean.

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 Read reviewThe Vanishing Deep

The Vanishing Deep

Astrid Scholte, Hilary Jacobsen, Kim Ryan

Two sisters. One dangerous secret. Twenty-four hours to uncover the truth.

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 Read reviewDeep Water

Deep Water

Sarah Epstein

A gripping mystery about a missing boy and a group of teenagers, one of whom knows something but isn't telling, from the award-winning author of Small Spaces.

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