Reading Matters 2015 Booklist

Injustice Gods Among Us Vol. 1

Injustice Gods Among Us Vol. 1

Jheremy Raapack, Tom Derenick, Mike S. Miller, Tom Taylor

Things in the DC Universe have changed after Superman is tricked into destroying the one thing he loves the most. Now unwilling to let crime go unpunished, the heroes of our world must choose if they are with Superman, or against...

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Earth 2 Vol. 4

Earth 2 Vol. 4

Nicola Scott, Tom Taylor, Trevor Scott

Once thought dead, Superman now returns to Earth to do the destructive bidding of Darkseid! The Wonders of Earth 2 have struggled to keep the forces of Brutal and Darkseid at bay. But now with the return of Superman, they can no...

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The Mystery

The Mystery

Garth Nix, Sean Williams (Evergreen State College USA)

When Grandma X is put out of action by an accident that may or not have been caused by The Evil, it's up to Jack and Jaide Shield to help their father recover a lost Golden Card from Portland's strangest landmark: The Rourke...

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Missing, Presumed Evil: Troubletwisters 4

Missing, Presumed Evil: Troubletwisters 4

Garth Nix, Sean Williams

Magical twins, mystery and danger, unexplained events, and an Evil that refuses to be contained ... Book four in the gripping series from fantasy masters Garth Nix and Sean Williams.

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 Read reviewJump: Twinmaker 1

Jump: Twinmaker 1

Sean Williams

If you could be anywhere in a moment, where would you go? If you discovered something was very wrong with this perfect world, what would you do? Action and danger fuel this near-future thriller in a fresh take on technology,...

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Crash: Twinmaker 2

Crash: Twinmaker 2

Sean Williams

A brilliant science-fiction thriller, the second in the Twinmaker trilogy. This edition includes a bonus short story.

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Calypso Summer

Calypso Summer

Jared Thomas

Calypso Summer is a story told by Calypso, a young Nukunu man, fresh out of high school in Rastafarian guise. After failing to secure employment in sports retail, his dream occupation, Calypso finds work at the Henley Beach Health...

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Sweet Guy

Sweet Guy

Jared Thomas

Michael Sweet thought his early teens were difficult, he's in for shock now, he's eighteen and ready to start. Life is about to dish up some surprises that help Michael meet his new challenges head on.

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We Are the Rebels: The Women and Men Who Made Eureka

We Are the Rebels: The Women and Men Who Made Eureka

Clare Wright

The Forgotten Rebels of Eureka is the most talked-about work of Australian history in recent years. Now here is Clare Wright's groundbreaking, award-winning study of the women who made the rebellion in an abridged edition for...

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Injustice Gods Among Us Vol. 2

Injustice Gods Among Us Vol. 2

Mike S. Miller, Tom Derenick, Tom Taylor

From the ashes of Metropolis comes Superman and the JLA's newest ally: Lex Luthor! Against all odds, he's not only survived but now embraces Superman's goals. Of course, Lex has his own ideas for how to create a better world. The...

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Injustice Gods Among Us Vol. 2

Injustice Gods Among Us Vol. 2

Jheremy Raapack, Tom Derenick, Mike S. Miller, Tom Taylor

From the ashes of Metropolis comes Superman and the JLA's newest ally: Lex Luthor! Against all odds, he's not only survived but now embraces Superman's goals. Of course, Lex has his own ideas for how to create a better world. The...

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Eat the Sky, Drink the Ocean

Eat the Sky, Drink the Ocean

Kirsty Murray, Payal Dhar, Anita Roy

A collection of sci-fi and fantasy writing, including six graphic stories, showcasing twenty stellar writers and artists from India and Australia: Isobelle Carmody, Kate Constable, Penni Russon, Margo Lanagan, Mandy Ord, to...

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Dreaming of Amelia

Dreaming of Amelia

Jaclyn Moriarty

Amelia and Riley are bad kids from the bad crowd at bad Brookfield High, and they've just transferred to Ashbury. Brilliant, mysterious and probably evil, they have the rich kids at Ashbury spellbound. Tantalisingly aloof, they...

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 Read reviewA Corner of White: The Colours of Madeleine Book 1

A Corner of White: The Colours of Madeleine Book 1

Jaclyn Moriarty

A mesmerising story of two worlds; the cracks between them, the science that binds them and the colours that infuse them

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I Have a Bed Made of Buttermilk Pancakes

I Have a Bed Made of Buttermilk Pancakes

Jaclyn Moriarty

Cath Murphy, second-grade teacher, was feeling awkward, foolish, quirky, cocky, small, funny, wicked, but more than anything; she was feeling slightly afraid of meeting her new class after meeting the new teacher Warren Woodford....

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Finding Cassie Crazy

Finding Cassie Crazy

Jaclyn Moriarty

Year 10 is pretty crazy for best friends Lydia, Cassie and Emily. When their English teacher starts the Pen Pal Project so they can experience the Joy of the Envelope with boys from scary Brookfield High, life gets even crazier....

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Feeling Sorry for Celia

Feeling Sorry for Celia

Jaclyn Moriarty

Life is pretty complicated for Elizabeth Clarry. Her best friend, Celia, has disappeared; her absent father has reappeared and her communication with her mother depends entirely on fridge notes. But Elizabeth is on the threshold...

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Stuff Happens: Sean

Stuff Happens: Sean

Will Kostakis

4 boys, 4 stories, 4 great Australian writers in an important new series. Stuff happens sometimes. Everyday stuff. At school, at home, with sport, with mates. For Sean it happened starting at a new school. Stuff Happens. Real-life...

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The First Third

The First Third

Will Kostakis

Life is made up of three parts: in the first third, you're embarrassed by your family; in the second, you make a family of your own; and in the end, you just embarrass the family you've made. That's how Billy's grandmother...

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This Shattered World (The Starbound trilogy, Book 2)

This Shattered World (The Starbound trilogy, Book 2)

Amie Kaufman, Meagan Spooner

This second instalment in the epic Starbound trilogy which began with THESE BROKEN STARS introduces a new pair of star-crossed lovers on two sides of a bloody war: Jubilee Chase, a tough soldier who has faced more than her fair...

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 Read reviewThese Broken Stars (The Starbound trilogy, Book 1)

These Broken Stars (The Starbound trilogy, Book 1)

Amie Kaufman, Meagan Spooner

The first in a sweeping science fiction trilogy, These Broken Stars is a timeless love story about hope and survival in the face of unthinkable odds.

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On A Small Island

On A Small Island

Kyle Hughes-Odgers

On a small island, in a gigantic sea, lives Ari. Ari longs for the large ships to stop at his island, he longs to see remarkable things and to have interesting friends. On a small island, in a gigantic sea, Ari has an idea. A...

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Ten Tiny Things

Ten Tiny Things

Meg McKinlay, Kyle Hughes-Odgers

Tessa and Zachary have a machine that is swift and splendiferous. Every day it carries them from here to there and back again in cool calm comfort. But one morning, the machine breaks down.

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The Flywheel

The Flywheel

Erin Gough

Seventeen-year-old Delilah's crazy life is about to get crazier. Ever since her father took off overseas, she's been struggling to run the family's cafe - The Flywheel - without him and survive high school. But after a misjudged...

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Tinder

Tinder

Sally Gardner, David Roberts

A young soldier, a captive princess, witches, wolves and Death walk hand in hand in COSTA AWARD winner Sally Gardner's exquisitely written new novel inspired by the Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale, THE TINDERBOX. Illustrated by...

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Maggot Moon

Maggot Moon

Sally Gardner, Julian Crouch

Friendship and trust inspire Standish to rise up againt an oppressive regime and expose the truth about a planned moon landing in this utterly original and spell-binding book.

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The Double Shadow

The Double Shadow

Sally Gardner

A girl tries to free herself from the terrifying double shadow of her childhood and forge her own future, but she is trapped in a memory machine created by her father.

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The Red Necklace

The Red Necklace

Sally Gardner

A thrillingly exciting, action-packed novel about a boy destined to be a hero of the French Revolution.

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The Silver Blade

The Silver Blade

Sally Gardner

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.

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If You Could Be Mine

If You Could Be Mine

Sara Farizan

[A] heartbreaker of a story - Told in a fairly straightforward style, the relation of the anguish of threatened love is very real, and speaks to experiences largely untouched upon in books for young adults. - The Guardian

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 Read reviewNona & Me

Nona & Me

Clare Atkins

Rosie and Nona are sisters. Yapas. They are also best friends. It doesn't matter that Rosie is white and Nona is Aboriginal: their family connections tie them together for life. Born just five days apart in a remote corner of the...

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Wintergirls

Wintergirls

Laurie Halse Anderson

Lia and Cassie were best friends. But something went wrong and Cassie changed. Now Cassie is dead. How did she die? Why did she cut herself off? While Lia searches for answers, she drives herself relentlessly down her own path to...

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The Cracks in the Kingdom: The Colours of Madeleine Book 2

The Cracks in the Kingdom: The Colours of Madeleine Book 2

Jaclyn Moriarty

Madeleine and Elliot must unlock the dangerous cracks between the Kingdom and the World to save the royal family.

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Catalyst

Catalyst

Laurie Halse Anderson

Gritty and hard hitting, this is teen fiction at its finest. Kate Malone: straight A student, runner, perfect daughter and girlfriend. She thinks she can she can handle anything. But then she gets rejected from the only college...

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