New books

We have some great new books in our collection!

fat angie

Fat Angie by E. E. Charlton-Trujillo

Relentlessly bullied at school and belittled by her mother and adopted younger brother, Angie sees herself the way everyone else does - as the loser 'Fat Angie'. The only person who understands her is her sister, a star basketball player turned soldier, who has been captured in Iraq and is now believed dead. Then KC, who is beautiful, hip, and smart, breezes into Angie's small, conservative Ohio town. KC sees Angie for who she really is - someone who just might shake things up, on the basketball court and in KC's life...

 

strangeletsStrangelets by Michelle Gagnon

Three 17-year-old strangers should have died at the exact same moment, thousands of miles apart. Instead, they awaken together in an abandoned hospital, only to discover that they are not alone - three other teens from different places on the globe are trapped with them. Somebody or something seems to be pulling the strings, and they must band together if they’re to have any hope of surviving. Soon they discover that they've been trapped in a future that isn't of their making - a deadly, desolate world, familiar but utterly strange. As the truth comes to light, Sophie, Declan, Anat and the others must decide what to do with a second chance at life - if they can survive to claim it...

nogginNoggin by John Corey Whaley

At the age of sixteen, Travis Coates suffered from a terminal form of cancer that destroyed his body - except for his head. Knowing he had no other option, he consented to a new medical procedure in which his head would be cut off and cryogenically frozen until such time as technology had advanced enough to allow him to survive reattachment to another body. He expects to wake far in the future, but instead he is woken just five years later - long enough for his girlfriend and friends to have moved on to their lives as young adults, but not long enough for him to be able to let them go...

astrologer's daughterThe astrologer's daughter by Rebecca Lim

Avicenna Crowe’s mother, Joanne, is an astrologer with uncanny predictive powers and a history of being stalked. Now she is missing. The police are called, but they’re not asking the right questions - such as why Joanne lied about her past, and what she saw in her stars that made her so afraid. However, Avicenna has inherited her mother’s gift, and begins to piece together the mystery. And when she uncovers a link between Joanne’s disappearance and a cold-case murder, Avicenna is led deep into the city’s dark and seedy underbelly, unaware how much she is placing her own life in danger....

child's elephantThe child's elephant by Rachel Campbell-Johnston

Bat, a young African boy, stumbles upon an orphaned baby elephant, and takes her home. As the elephant Meya grows, she becomes part of Bat's family. But she can't stay with them for ever - she belongs to the wild, and with Bat's help she joins an elephant herd roaming free on the plains. But then Bat and his best friend Muka are stolen from their village and forced to become child soldiers, made to witness horrors and experience cruelties they never thought possible. Now it is Meya's turn to rescue Bat, but are they strong enough to find their way home through the harsh African savannah?

 

end gamesThe end games by T. Michael Martin

After a virus has turned most of humanity into a terrifying flesh-eating horde, seventeen-year-old Michael and his five-year-old autistic brother Patrick struggle to find safety in the mountains of West Virginia. Michael manages to protect Patrick by convincing him that the whole thing is a video game, complete with levels, points and a 'Game Master'. However, maintaining this facade becomes more difficult as they meet other survivors and become involved with the mercurial Captain Jopek....

 

losersLosers by Matthue Roth

After starting at a new high school, Jupiter Glazer spends his time either being completely ignored by his classmates, or being shoved into lockers. His growing suspicions are confirmed - he's a loser. Maybe it's his Russian accent, maybe it's the fact that the only place he and his immigrant parents can afford to live is in the worst neighbourhood in town, or maybe it's his friendship with fellow Russian and science nerd Vadim. Everything changes when he manages to crash a party being held by the hottest girl in school...

 

recon team angelRecon Team Angel : Assault by Brian Falkner

It is the year 2030 - the world is at war with an alien race, and earth is the battleground. Recon Team Angel, a multinational group of teenage soldiers who have been training for years, must slip behind enemy lines and infiltrate a top-secret alien facility. What they discover will shock all humanity...

 

 

playlist for a broken heartPlaylist for a broken heart by Cathy Hopkins

Forced to leave her old life behind after moving to a new town, Paige is feeling totally alone when she finds an old mix CD in a local charity shop. She can't help but wonder about the boy who made it - the songs tell of love, longing, and heartbreak, and capture everything Paige is feeling. Following the clues of the music, she sets out to find the mysterious boy, going from gig to gig and band to band, hoping to track him down. But will the boy she finds at the end of the search be the one she's imagined?

 

nowhere boysNowhere boys by Elise McCredie

When a school excursion goes wrong, four teenage boys spend a terrifying night in the bush, sheltering from a violent storm. The next day they return home to discover something strange and terrible has happened : they have returned to a world in which they no longer exist. They are not ghosts - people can see and hear them. But nobody recognises them....

 

 

seven second delaySeven second delay by Tom Easton

Set in the near future - the European Union has become known as the U, in which there is a state of civil war and life is grim and harsh, and Britain has become the Isles, where people live a life of comparative bliss. When Mila travels from the U to the Isles seeking a new life, she is captured by agents who implant her with a phone that broadcasts her every move. Now she's on the run, hounded by an elite fighting force convinced she poses a dangerous threat to society. Her only advantage: a seven second delay between what she sees and what her pursuers see.....

 

16 things i thought were true16 things I thought were true by Janet Gurtler

An embarrassing social media incident has left Morgan something of an outcast at her school, but she consoles herself with the knowledge that she has almost 5000 Twitter followers. After her mother becomes ill, she embarks on a road trip with two people she barely knows, hoping to find the father who walked out when she was a baby...

 

 

crackedCracked by Clare Strahan

At fifteen, Clover is finding the going tougher than she expected. Her life is close to being derailed on the rocky terrain of family, friendship, first love and teenage acts of defiance. Brought up by her eccentric single mother, her father unknown, difficulties at school with awful cool-girls and bullying footy-boys - what else can she be but cracked?

 

 

now you see meNow you see me by Emma Haughton

Three years ago, thirteen-year-old Danny Geller vanished without a trace. His family and friends are still hanging on to every last shred of hope - but until they know what happened to Danny, their world is shrouded in shadows, secrets and suspicions....
Based on a true story.

 

 

dandelion clocksDandelion clocks by Rebecca Westcott

Olivia is a normal eleven year old girl living a normal life with friends, rivalries at school, and a crush on a boy in her science class. Her brother has Asperger’s Syndrome and therefore her home life is very structured, predictable, and just a little boring. However, when Olivia's mother begins acting strangely and her dad mostly looks sad, Olivia senses something bad is on the horizon. She suspects that her parents may be going to divorce, until they tell her that her mum has terminal cancer.....

 

writing clementineWriting Clementine by Kate Gordon

In a series of journal entries written for her teacher, Clementine Darcy explores her feelings about her life. She is finding the swirling waters of home and school difficult to navigate - her friendship group is splintering, her brother won't leave his room, her sister's life is not as perfect as Clem thought, and then there's the new boy at school, who is hiding secrets of his own...

 

 

The Young World byyoung world Chris Weitz

After a mysterious sickness wipes out the rest of the population, New York becomes a city ruled by teenagers. Jefferson, the reluctant leader of the Washington Square tribe, and Donna, with whom Jefferson is secretly in love, have carved out a precarious existence within the chaos. When a fellow tribe member discovers a clue that may lead to a cure for the Sickness, five teens set out on a life-altering road trip, exchanging gunfire with enemy gangs, escaping cults and militias and braving the wilds of the subway - all in the hope of saving humankind....

 

she is not invisibleShe is not invisible by Marcus Sedgwick

Sixteen-year-old Laureth has just kidnapped her seven-year-old brother and negotiated her way through two major airports on different sides of the Atlantic Ocean, on her way to meet up with someone she's only met via email. The reason for her drastic and dangerous actions? Her author father, who is supposed to be in Switzerland on a research assignment for his novel on coincidences, is not answering her phone calls, and his precious notebook is currently in the possession of a stranger in New York. Laureth sets out on this quest to find her missing father with a niggling premonition that something sinister has befallen him. But as Laureth is blind, she needs the aid of her little brother to navigate the streets, hotels, taxis and subways of New York City...

sure signs of crazySure signs of crazy by Karen Harrington

Sarah Nelson is dreading the seventh-grade family tree project, and hoping her father will move them away from their small town in Texas before the beginning of the new school year. That has been their pattern whenever local acquaintances discover that Sarah is the sole survivor of her mother's attempt, ten years earlier, to drown her two-year-old twins. With nobody to confide in, she conducts imaginary conversations with her dead brother and looks for signs of insanity in herself as she puzzles over the twice-yearly cryptic greeting cards sent by her mother, now a patient in a psychiatric hospital. But over the summer she will find new friends who will help her begin a journey towards self-discovery, and give her the courage to challenge her father's misguided attempts to shield her from her past...

cellarThe cellar by A.J. Whitten

Everyone at school thinks the new boy who has moved next-door to Meredith is really hot - but Meredith can't help thinking there's something strange about him. Every time he's around, she sees things - terrifying things that nobody else seems to notice. And when she dares to sneak a look inside his house, she sees something in the cellar that makes her believe that Adrien may not just be a creep - he may be an actual monster. But Meredith's sister Heather doesn't share Meredith's repulsion - in fact, she may be falling in love with him....

romy brightRomy Bright by Jen Storer

Fourteen-year-old Romy Bright is planning to rock the Harvest Festival and become a hardcore muso. But right now she's stuck in Crystal Bay, babysitting, minding the flower shop and watching out for her erratic mum...

 

 

 

 

bodyguardBodyguard : Hostage by Chris Bradford

In a dangerous world, everyone needs protection. Nobody believes a teenager could protect anyone, but Connor Reeves is no ordinary fourteen-year-old. He's a bodyguard, a martial arts expert trained in surveillance, hostage survival and unarmed combat. When he's summoned to protect the President's daughter, his skills face the ultimate test....

 

 

 

rev girlRev girl by Leigh Hutton

It's hard to be the new girl, but it's even harder being the new girl who races dirt bikes....

 

 

 

 

 

don't call me babyDon't call me baby by Gwendolyn Heasley

Imogene's mother has been writing an incredibly popular, and incredibly embarrassing, blog about her since before she was born. The thing is, Imogene is fifteen now, and her mother is still blogging about her in gruesome detail. When a school project compels Imogene to start her own blog, she is reluctant to expose even more of her life online - until she realizes that the project is the opportunity she's been waiting for to tell her own version of the truth about her life...

 

bone jackBone Jack by Sara Crowe

Ash Tyler, is 15 and has a father who has returned from war a broken man. Ash's best friend Mark is lost in grief for his own dead father. Ash's only escape is his lonely mountain running, training to be the stag boy in the annual Stag Chase, a local tradition that stretches back into the days of magic and pagan ritual. But dark things are stirring. Is Bone Jack, the sinister soul-taker who is said to guard the boundary between the living and the dead, real or just a myth? Could Mark and his dad be haunted by more than just their pasts?

 

altmannAlexander Altmann A10567 by Suzy Zail

Fourteen-year-old Alexander doesn't need to look at the number tattooed on his arm. A10567 : he knows it by heart. He also knows that to survive Auschwitz, he has to toughen up. When he is given the job of breaking in the commander's new horse, their survival becomes intertwined. Alexander knows the animal is scared and damaged, but he must win its trust. If he fails, they will both be killed....

 

pandora jones admissionPandora Jones : Admission by Barry Jonsberg

Melbourne teenager Pandora wakes in a hospital, her memory providing only flashes of horrific scenes of death. She discovers that most of the world's population has been wiped out in a plague pandemic, and is sent with a number of other young survivors to a quarantined facility called The School. They are taught to develop their special individual skills in order to help save and re-populate the world. But Pandora suspects there are terrible secrets being kept from the students....

dirt diaryThe dirt diary by Anna Staniszewski

Rachel is regretting taking money from her college fund, now that she has to work Saturdays in her mother's cleaning business in order to pay it back. Cleaning other people's toilets is so gross! But Rachel picks up more than smelly socks when she is on the job - working for the families of some of the most popular kids in school, Rachel suddenly has all the dirt on the 8th grade in-crowd. Her formerly boring diary is now filled with juicy secrets...

 

mutant cityMutant city by Steve Feasey

Fifty years ago the world was almost destroyed by a chemical war, and is now divided into two groups - the mutants and the pure. Mutants must fight for survival in a scarred landscape, while the privileged pure live a life of disease-free perfection. Thirteen years ago, a covert government experimental facility was shut down and its residents killed. The secrets it held died with them, but five extraordinary kids survived. Now several teenagers are about to discover that their mutant blood gives them special powers - powers that could bring down the government. Unless the government gets them first....

butterfly clues The butterfly clues by Kate Ellison

Lo Marin has grown up constantly moving from one city to another, and she's learned to cope by collecting quirky trinkets and souvenirs in each new place. But in the year since her brother Oren's death, Lo's hoarding has blossomed into a full-blown, potentially dangerous obsession. She discovers a beautiful antique butterfly pendant at a flea market, and recognizes it as having been stolen from the home of a girl who was recently murdered. As usual when Lo begins to obsess over something, she can't get the murder out of her mind. As she attempts to piece together the mysterious 'butterfly clues', Lo finds herself caught up in a seedy, violent underworld much closer to home than she ever imagined - a world that could hold the key to her brother's tragic death...

other side nowhereThe other side of nowhere by Steve Johnston

When Johnno and his friends survive the freak storm that rips apart their yacht, they're just glad to be alive. Until they realise they have washed up on an uninhabited island with few supplies, no phone and no way to get home. The situation becomes even more desperate when they discover they are not alone after all, and must play a dangerous game with a gang of armed criminals...

 

 

lily frostThe haunting of Lily Frost by Nova Weetman

When Lily Frost is desperately unhappy when her parents move her from the only home and the best friend she’s ever known to a small country town. Lily knows no one – but someone seems to know her. Upon entering her new attic bedroom, Lily faints. Coming to, she’s overcome by whispers of secrets. Determined to uncover why, she is thrown into the path of local boy Danny, the ex-boyfriend of the girl who previously lived in her house. After finding out that the girl mysteriously disappeared a year ago, Lily discovers that the one-street town holds more twists and turns than she could ever have imagined...

 

escape theoryEscape theory by Margaux Froley

Devon has always been an outsider at her prestigious boarding school, but she volunteers to be the school's first peer counselor in order to advance her application to Stanford University's psychology program. When the popular Jason Hutchins commits suicide, she struggles to offer support to his friends, haunted by her memory of a night she shared with Jason during their freshman year - the only time she has felt understood by another person at the school. As the secrets and confessions pile up during her counselling sessions, Devon concludes that Jason couldn't have killed himself, and she embarks on a solitary mission to get to the bottom of his death...

boys don't knit

Boys don't knit by T.S. Easton

Meet Ben Fletcher - accidental criminal, liar, and master of mohair....
After an unfortunate incident with a lollipop lady, Ben Fletcher narrowly avoids the Young Offenders Unit. Instead he is told to 'give something back to the community' and 'develop his sense of social alignment'. So Ben takes up knitting - he has a Thing for the teacher and it's a welcome change from boring conversations about Top Gear and Chelsea FC with his dad. But there is a risk of eternal humiliation, and becoming repellent to all girls...

doomed

Doomed by Tracy Deebs

Pandora's long-lost father sends her a seventeenth-birthday greeting with a link to twelve childhood photos, which causes her to unleash a computer virus that shuts down the entire global power grid. Only Pandora's Box, a virtual-reality game created by Pandora's father remains up and running. Together with her neighbours, Eli and Theo, Pandora must find the key to cracking her father's computer code to save the world from annihilation...

two wolves

Two wolves by Tristan Bancks

One afternoon, police officers show up at Ben Silver's front door. Minutes after they leave, his parents arrive home and Ben and his little sister Olive are bundled into the car. It doesn't take long for Ben to realise that his parents are in trouble. Ben's always dreamt of becoming a detective and now Ben gathers evidence and tries to uncover what his parents have done. The problem is -  if he figures it out, what does he do? Tell someone? Or keep the secret and live life on the run?

after2After : nineteen stories of apocalypse and dystopia edited by Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling

If the world was hit today by a meltdown, plague, meteor, Third World War, new ice age, or some completely unforeseen event - what would tomorrow, or next year, or next decade look like?
Stories by authors including Sarah Rees Brennan, Cecil Castellucci, Gregory Maguire, Garth Nix, Susan Beth Pfeffer, Carrie Ryan, Jane Yolen.

 

pretty crooked

Pretty crooked by Elsa Ludwig

After Willa's artist mother finally sells some paintings and enrols her in an elite private school, Willa decides to even things out by stealing from the rich students and giving to the poor ones. But her attempt to play a modern-day Robin Hood leads to a police investigation, and her wealthy friends, known as the 'Glitterati', begin to seek revenge...

Cry blue murder by Kim Kane & Marion Roberts

After connecting through an online memorial site, Celia and Alice share everything - their secrets, hopes and the increasing horror that a serial killer is on the loose and abducting schoolgirls just like them...

 

The dogs of winter by Bobbie Pyron

When Mishka is abandoned on the streets of Moscow, he falls in with a gang of other homeless children, hoping they will help him to survive. But as winter freezes the city and food becomes scarce, he is left alone to fend for himself. Help comes in an unexpected form : Mishka is adopted by a pack of dogs, who soon become his family. But he can't stay hidden from the world forever...
Based on a true story.

Geek girl by Holly Smale

Harriet Manners knows a lot of things. She knows that a cat has 32 muscles in each ear, that bluebirds can't see the colour blue, and that the average person laughs 15 times per day. What she isn't quite so sure about is why nobody at school seems to like her very much. So when she's spotted by a top model agent, Harriet grabs the chance to reinvent herself. Even if it means stealing her best friend's dream, incurring the wrath of her arch enemy Alexa, and repeatedly humiliating herself in front of the impossibly handsome Nick.....

Winter town by Stephen Emond

Evan and Lucy, childhood best friends who have grown apart after Lucy moved away, begin a romance at age seventeen. But they are pulled apart by Evan's choice to follow his father's plans for him rather than becoming the cartoonist he longs to be, and by Lucy's more destructive choices in the wake of family problems....

The maleficent seven by Derek Landy

From the world of Skulduggery Pleasant.
Tanith Low was a scary enough prospect when she fought on the side of good - but now she has a Remnant bonded to her soul, she's something else entirely. And she wants to do her part to usher in the end of the world....

 

Monument 14 by Emmy Laybourne

Fourteen kids of various ages are trapped together in a chain superstore where they have everything they need to survive, but no adult supervision or leadership. Outside, the world is being torn apart by a series of escalating disasters, beginning with a monster hailstorm and ending with a chemical weapons spill...

 

Unearthly by Cynthia Hand

Clara has known she was part-angel ever since she turned fourteen two years ago, but only now is her purpose - the crucial rite of passage for every part-angel - becoming clear to her. Clara's purpose leads her family to Wyoming, where she finds Christian, the boy of her visions. She also discovers that her purpose is only a small part of a titanic struggle between angels and their destructive counterparts, the Black Wings...

WARP : The reluctant assassin by Eoin Colfer

W.A.R.P., the Witness Anonymous Relocation Programme, works with the F.B.I. to hide witnesses in the past. Riley is a Victorian orphan hurtled into the 21st century, on the run from his evil master and pursued through time by a terrifying assassin-for-hire....

 

To the boy in Berlin by Elizabeth Honey

Henni lives in Melbourne, Leo lives in Berlin. Different countries, different lives. They are so far apart, but sometimes the person furthest away is just the one you need. Without Leo, Henni would never unravel the dark secrets from the past. Without Henni, Leo would have to save his friend Felix single-handed....

 

Burn mark by Laura Powell

Set in an alternate version of the modern world, in which witchcraft is acknowledged and witches are treated as second-class citizens. Glory is from a family of witches living in the East End of London, and is destined to become a witch herself. She intends to make her coven feared and respected, as it was in the past, but a dangerous mix of conspiracy and betrayal raises the stakes...

Portraits of Celina by Sue Whiting

Celina O’Malley was sixteen years old when she disappeared. Now, almost forty years later, Bayley is sleeping in Celina’s room, wearing her clothes, hearing her voice. What does Celina want? And who will suffer because of it?

 

Between the lives by Jessica Shirvington

Sabine isn't like everyone else - for as long as she can remember, she's had two lives. Every twenty-four hours she 'Shifts', living each day twice. She has one life in Wellesley, Massachusetts, in which she has everything she could want - glamorous friends, perfect grades and the boyfriend everyone wishes they could date. In her other life, in Roxbury, her family are short of money, her friends are considered rebels, and her options look grim. But it is in Sabine's Roxbury life that she meets Ethan...

Brotherband 3 : The hunters by John Flanagan

In Skandia, there is only one way to become a warrior. Boys are chosen for teams called brotherbands and must endure three months of gruelling training in seamanship, weapons and battle tactics. Book three in the series : Hal and the Heron brotherband are on the trail of the pirate Zavac and the precious artefact he stole from the Skandians....

Unremembered by Jessica Brody

A catastrophic plane crash leaves one survivor - a girl suffering from amnesia. Nobody knows who she is, and no one comes forward to claim her. Haunted by a looming threat she can't remember and plagued by abilities she doesn't understand, she struggles to recall her past. But every clue leads to more questions, and she's running out of time to answer them...

Steal my sunshine by Emily Gale

Fifteen-year-old Hannah feels she lives in the shadows, even within her own family. In seeking help from her eccentric grandmother, she discovers a secret rooted in a shameful period of the past, which explains some of the difficulties of her family life...

The originals by Cat Patrick

Ella, Betsey and Lizzie are clones, stolen by their scientist mother when she feared they would be discarded by the lab in which they were created. Originally brought up as identical triplets, they are now in hiding and only exist to the outside world as one person, called Elizabeth. Each girl plays the role of Elizabeth at different times, but then Lizzie falls in love, and must fight to regain her individuality...

Dance of shadows by Yelena Black

Dance runs in Vanessa Adler's family - her grandmother and mother were prima ballerinas. As a student at the exclusive New York Ballet Academy, from which her older sister Margaret mysteriously disappeared three years ago, Vanessa is heir to the family's gift and the only person who can fulfill her sister's destiny. But the school's infamous choreographer, Josef, isn't just ruthless with his pupils, he guards a sinister secret, one in which the school's dancers - prized for their beauty, grace, and discipline - become pawns in a world of dark, deadly demons...

The final four : a novel by Paul Volponi

The championship is so close, they can taste it. And for four key players, it's about more than just winning - it's about pride, recognition and stardom. But who will come out on top?

 

 

 

Big Thursday by Anne Brooksbank

Nat loves the surf - a passion he shares with his father, a former surfing champion. But now the collapse of his dad's business means the family will lose their house near the beach. Nat finds that life is unpredictable and, like the waves, you have to ride what comes as best you can...

 

Joshua Dread : the handbook for gyfted children by Lee Bacon

Joshua Dread wants to save the world. His parents want to destroy it! Josh's parents are supervillains, which makes it hard for him to have a normal life. And when they give him a book explaining his own Gyft, he decides that just because you have a superpower, you don't have to use it for evil...

 

The forsaken by Lisa Stasse

The future totalitarian government of the USA forces all teenagers to take a personality profile test - if they fail, they are sent to a remote island known as The Wheel. On The Wheel there are two groups at war with one another - followers of the evil Monk, and those who battle against him...

 

The new recruit by Andy McNab

After his best friend is killed during a prank, Liam enlists in the army and is sent to Aghanistan. But while there he comes face-to-face with his friend's brother, who blames Liam for the accidental death. Liam now has more to fear than enemy soldiers...

 

Disaster Chef by Meredith Costain

Ollie is used to getting lots of attention for his football prowess, so he is shocked when his twin brother Julian seizes the limelight as a contestant on a kids' cooking show....

 

 

The edge of nowhere by Elizabeth George

Becca King is on the run - from an abusive stepfather, and also from her own unusual talent for 'hearing' other people's thoughts....

 

 

 

I funny by James Patterson & Chris Grabenstein

Jamie Grimm is on a mission to win the Planet's Funniest Kid Comic Contest - in spite of the fact that he lives his life in a wheelchair, and has some very un-funny stepfamily issues to deal with...

 

 

Unravelling by Elizabeth Norris

Seventeen-year-old Janelle is hit by a speeding truck, an accident she could not possibly have survived. But she returns to consciousness to find someone leaning over her, bringing her back to life. Janelle has been brought back for a very good reason - unless she can stop it happening, the world is going to end in twenty three days....

The fury by Alexander Gordon Smith

Imagine if one day, without warning, the entire human race turns against you. Every single person you meet becomes a bloodthirsty, mindless savage, hell-bent on killing you - and only you. Friends, family, even your mum and dad, will turn on you and try to murder you. And when they have, they will go back to their lives as if nothing has happened.....

The farm by Emily McKay

Scientific experiments have turned much of the human population into 'Ticks' - horrific blood-drinking monsters who are particularly attracted to the blood of adolescents. Lily and her autistic sister, Mel, are prisoners on The Farm, where teenagers are held as a source of blood to keep the 'Ticks' at bay. But Lily has a plan to escape...

Child of vengeance by David Kirk

Bennosuke's dream was to become a great warrior like his father - a samurai, one of the most feared and respected in Japan. But Bennosuke must prove himself worthy of such an inheritance, and in his way stands the embittered Hayato, who is determined to kill him...

 

My life as an alphabet by Barry Jonsberg

As Candice Phee approaches her thirteenth birthday, foremost in her mind is the sadness of everyone around her – from her best friend Douglas, who’s convinced he’s fallen into the wrong dimension, to her neglectful parents who’ve been wrapped up in grief for years. Candice is determined to fix things, but her very literal take on life makes for a number of complications....

 

The kill order by James Dashner

Prequel to The Maze Runner Trilogy.
Sun flares have caused devastation on the Earth, but Mark and Trina miraculously survived. However, a violent and highly contagious disease is now spreading like wildfire...

 

 

Life in outer space by Melissa Keil

Camilla, the exotic new girl at Bowen Lakes Secondary College, comes crashing into in Sam's life and turns his carefully managed world of computer games, horror movies and general geekishness upside-down. His parents are acting weirder than usual, his best friend is hiding something, and since Camilla arrived on the scene, Sam isn't even able to take refuge in World of Warcraft any more...

 

Virals by Kathy Reichs

Like her aunt, a forensic anthropologist, Tory Brennan is fascinated by bones and dead bodies. But she lives on a secluded island where there is little opportunity to use her knowledge. Until she and a group of friends stumble across a shallow grave containing the remains of a girl who has been missing for over thirty years...

 

Invisible me by Chrissie Keighery

Olympia's mum and dad are arguing a lot, and Olympia doesn't want to get involved in their problems. She is finding her life difficult enough, with her best friend Edi zoning out on her. What can Olympia do to get everyone's attention? A book in the 'Girl V. The World' series.

 

 

Girl, defective by Simmone Howell

Fifteen-year-old Skylark Martin lives with her father and quirky younger brother Seagull (or Gully) in a flat above her father’s St. Kilda record store. Sky’s only friend Nancy is four years her senior, and Sky finds her worldly and fascinating. When a talented young artist, Luke Casey, is hired as a store assistant, Sky finds herself involved in the mystery of his missing sister...

 

Between the lines by Jodi Picoult & Samantha Van Leer - Delilah is a teenage loner who prefers spending her time in the school library with her head in a book - in particular, the illustrated book of fairy tales called 'Between the Lines'. Delilah feels there is more to the book than just the stories, and feels a connection with the character of the handsome Prince Oliver. And then one day Oliver actually speaks to her. She discovers that Oliver is more than a one-dimensional storybook prince. He’s a restless teen who feels trapped by his literary existence and hates the fact that his entire life is predetermined. He’s sure there’s more for him out there in the real world, and Delilah might just be his key to freedom....

Time between us by Tamara Ireland Stone - Bennett has the ability to travel through time and space, an amazing gift which is also an incredible curse. When he finds himself in Anna's world they are inescapably drawn to one another, but deep down they know it can never last..

 

HAV3N by Tom Easton - It starts with a cough, a few aches and pains, and a weird spot on the back of your neck. It is HAV3N, the deadliest disease the world has ever known. With people dying in their thousands, the inhabitants of the village of Great Sheen have barricaded themselves in, and the infected out. Seventeen-year-old Josh, his sister Martha and two of their friends have survived the onslaught of HAV3N, but they face a future in which they could be the only living teenagers in the world...

Surviving high school by M. Doty - Emily Kessler's whole life is geared towards maintaining high academic grades and training for competitive swimming in an attempt to live up to the memory of her sister Sara, who died in a car crash. But walking the crowded, unfamiliar hallways of her new high school is like diving head first into shark-infested waters. When the pressure builds to the point where Emily isn't sure she can stay afloat, she begins to question the strict path her life has always followed. Maybe there is more to life than studying and swimming...

Daniel X : Armageddon by James Patterson - the latest in the Danial X science fiction series. Daniel X has never lost a battle against any of the disgusting and dangerous extraterrestrials on his List of Alien Outlaws. But he must now face an enemy whose origins appear nearer to the depths of hell than to the outer reaches of the galaxy...

 

Eve by Anna Carey - the first book of a new trilogy. After a deadly virus wiped out most of the earth's population, the world became a terrifying place. Eighteen-year-old Eve has never been beyond the heavily guarded perimeter of her school, where she and two hundred other orphaned girls have been promised a bright future in The New America. But the night before graduation, Eve learns the shocking truth about her school's real purpose - and the horrifying fate that awaits her...

 

Going underground by Susan Vaught - A story about the pitfalls of sexting. Seventeen-year-old Del is a good kid, but all it took was one mistake three years ago to turn him into a social outcast with a criminal record. Now it seems that his part-time job as a grave digger will be the one he is stuck with for the rest of his life. But it is in the graveyard that he meets the beautiful but sad Livia, who doesn't know anything about his past...

 

Hot-shot Harry by Rob Childs - one of our Easy Read novels. Harry is captain of a five-a-side football team, and thinks he's a star. But Harry's big head is starting to cause problems - will he do the right thing when he has to choose between helping the team and looking good himself?

 

 

Angel kiss by Laura Jane Cassidy - first book in a new series about a girl who uses communication from beyond the grave to solve murders. Jacki King is fifteen, adjusting to life in a small village after moving from Dublin. Then she begins to have tortuous headaches and nightmares, followed by strange visions, voices and signs. Jacki refuses to believe that something paranormal is happening to her, until she hears about an unsolved murder that took place in the village years before...

 

In the zone by Allan Jones - Book one in the Codename Quicksilver series. When Zak Archer is 'in the zone' he can run faster, jump further and fly higher than should be humanly possible. He needs all his skill when he finds himself on the run after witnessing a murder, but will it be enough to save him? And in a world of spies, secrets and lies - who can he trust?

 

Boys for beginners by Lil Chase - a story about growing up and changing. Gwynnie enjoys playing football and having a laugh with the boys, but thinks they are generally idiots. Until Charlie starts at her school, and Gwynnie decides that she needs to ditch her football boots and get some advice from the girlie girls....

 

 

Vanguard Prime : Goldrush by Steven Lochran - Sam Lee was just a normal teenager, until the surprise emergence of his superpowers. Now he has been admitted to the group of superheroes known as Vanguard Prime and given a new name - Goldrush. But when the time comes, will he have what it takes to save the world?

 

Dark inside by Jeyn Roberts - an apocalyptic thriller. Since mankind began, civilizations have fallen: the Romans, the Greeks, the Aztecs…Now it’s our turn. Huge earthquakes rock the world. Cities are destroyed. But something even worse is happening - an ancient evil has been unleashed, turning everday people into hunters and killers. Four teenagers must battle to stay alive in a world gone mad. All they have is each other...but can they even be sure of that?

 

Wish you were dead by Todd Strasser. Someone is blogging about the local high-school kids, listing those who deserve to die. Are the comments just cruel taunts, or actual threats? No one is sure until Lucy Cunningham goes missing - then the hunt is on to catch a murderer...

 

The Hunt by Andrew Fukudu -  an exciting story in the tradition of The Hunger Games.

Against all odds, 17-year-old Gene has survived, disguised, in a world where humans have been eaten to near extinction. The only other remaining humans are held captive, studied, and hunted each year in a government sponsored hunt. When Gene is selected to be one of the combatants, he must learn the art of the hunt - but also elude his fellow competitors as suspicions about his true nature grow...

Mortal Engines by Phillip Reeve - a science fiction/fantasy in which entire cities have become predators in order to survive a resource-starved world.

London is hunting its prey - the great Traction City is chasing a terrified little town across the wastelands, and soon it will feed. During the attack, Tom Natsworthy is flung from the speeding city, along with a murderous scar-faced girl. They must run for their lives through the wreckage, and face a terrifying new weapon that threatens the future of the world......

Second chance summer by Morgan Matson -  a romance that is also a story about family and dealing with grief,

Taylor has made leaving things behind into an art form - when things get tough, she gets going. Then her dad receives some terrible news, and the whole family decides to spend the summer at their old lake house. Taylor hasn't been to the lake in years and doesn't want to go back, but then she begins to reconnect withthe people she thought she had left behind - including her cousin Henry, who iseven cuter at seventeen than he was at twelve...

 

 

Bullet boys by Ally Kennen - a suspenseful story which is also about the friendship between three boys

Three boys - Alex, a quiet and intense country boy; Levi, friendly
and sociable; and self-destructive Max, recently expelled from school. The boys make a deadly discovery at a local army training ground and
find themselves fighting for their lives...

 

 

The Industry by Rose Foster - a page-turning thriller

After 16-year-old Kirra solves a seemingly unsolvable puzzle on the internet,she finds herself kidnapped and held captive by The Industry, an international criminal organisation. The Industry will go to any lengths to be able to use her valuable code-breaking skills, and she knows that in order to protect herself she can trust nobody...

 

 

A confusion of princes by Garth Nix - a new adventure from one of the top fantasy writers

Taken from his parents as a child and equipped with biological and technological improvements, Khemri is now an enhanced human being, trained and prepared to become a Prince of the Empire. Should he die, and be deemed worthy, he will be reborn. Which is just as well, because when Khemri graduates to full Princehood, he learns the terrible truth - there are ten million princes, and all of them want each other dead....

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