YA and Crossover Fans have we got an incredible collection of reads to share with you. Whether you love domestic thrillers, twisty-turning epic fantasy, or finding love at the end of the world we’ve got four unmissable reads to see you through the winter. So, get your wish lists ready, make a cup of tea and get reading.
Glass Sword by Victoria Aveyard
Hunger Games and Divergent fans, meet your new favourite heroine.
Mare is back! The sequel to the international bestseller, Red Queen is finally here. And we can’t wait to get our grabby hands on it.
If there’s one thing Mare Barrow knows, it’s that she’s different.
Mare’s blood is Red – the colour of common folk – but her Silver ability, the power to control lightning, has turned her into a weapon that the royal court tries to control.
The crown calls her an impossibility, a fake, but as she makes her escape from the prince and friend who betrayed her, Mare uncovers something startling: she is not the only one of her kind.
Pursued by the Silver king, Mare sets out to find and recruit other Red-and-Silver fighters to join in the struggle against her oppressors.
But Mare finds herself on a deadly path, at risk of becoming exactly the kind of monster she is trying to defeat. Will she shatter under the weight of the lives that are the cost of rebellion? Or have treachery and betrayal hardened her forever?
13 Minutes by Sarah Pinborough
Mean Girls meets Pretty Little Liars in this stunning new domestic thriller from award-winning author Sarah Pinborough. Filled with twists and turns this is one book you’ll be reading well into the wee hours of the night.
Natasha was dead for 13 minutes. And it changed her world completely . . .
Natasha was dead for 13 minutes.
She doesn’t remember how she ended up in the icy water but she does know this – it wasn’t an accident and she wasn’t suicidal.
They say you should keep your friends close and your enemies closer, but when you’re a teenage girl, it’s hard to tell them apart. Natasha’s friends love me, she’s sure of it. But that doesn’t mean they didn’t try to kill her. Does it?
13 Minutes by Sarah Pinborough is a gripping psychological thriller about people, fears, manipulation and the power of the truth. A stunning read, it questions our relationships – and what we really know about the people closest to us . . .
The Ship by Antonia Honeywell
‘The Hunger Games meets the London riots on board Noah’s Ark’ THE TIMES. Yes please! We can’t tell you how amazing this book is, you just need to read it. The paperback includes reading group notes (trust us, you’ll want to talk to everyone about this one!) and a fascinating glimpse into Lalla’s childhood in the short story prequel ‘The Time Being’.
Welcome to London, but not as you know it. Oxford Street burned for three weeks; Regent’s Park has been bombed; the British Museum is occupied by those with nowhere else to go.
Lalla has grown up sheltered from the chaos, but now she’s sixteen, her father decides it’s time to use their escape route – a ship big enough to save five hundred people. Once on board, as day follows identical day, Lalla’s unease grows. Where are they going? What does her father really want? What is the price of salvation?
The Daughter’s Secret by Eva Holland
A pupil. A teacher. A mother’s worst nightmare
My daughter is a liar. A liar, liar, liar. And I’m starting to see where she gets it from.
When Rosalind’s fifteen-year-old daughter, Stephanie, ran away with her teacher, this ordinary family became something it had never asked to be. Their lives held up to scrutiny in the centre of a major police investigation, the Simms were headline news while Stephanie was missing with a man who was risking everything.
Now, six years on, Ros takes a call that will change their lives all over again. He’s going to be released from prison. Years too early. In eleven days’ time.
As Temperley’s release creeps ever closer, Ros is forced to confront the events that led them here, back to a place she thought she’d left behind, to questions she didn’t want to answer. Why did she do it? Where does the blame lie? What happens next?