You may have seen a few weeks ago that I did a post all about the MG books that I'm still excited for in 2018, so I figured it was only fair to do a YA version of this list... because there's a lot of YA books I'm excited for which are still to come … Continue reading Brilliant YA still to come!
Bookshop Girl: funny, relatable and moving! "Bennett's Bookshop has always been a haven for sixteen-year-old Paige Turner. It's a place where she can escape from her sleepy hometown, hang out with her best friend, Holly, and also earn some money. But, like so many bookshops, Bennett's has become a 'casualty of the high street' - … Continue reading BOOK BLOG: Chloe Coles
Only Love Can Break Your Heart: complex, brilliant, real. "Sometimes a broken heart is all you need to set you free… Reiko loves the endless sky and electric colours of the Californian desert. It is a refuge from an increasingly claustrophobic life of family pressures and her own secrets. Then she meets Seth, a boy … Continue reading BOOK BLOG: Katherine Webber
Notes on a Nervous Planet: like reading a book from your clever and caring friend "The world is messing with our minds. Rates of stress and anxiety are rising. A fast, nervous planet is creating fast and nervous lives. We are more connected, yet feel more alone. And we are encouraged to worry about everything … Continue reading BOOK BLOG: Matt Haig
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In Your Light: a compelling and powerful read (with a GORGEOUS cover) "Mella Laverty had been missing for eight months, six days and eighteen hours. Seventeen-year-old Lil's heart was broken when her big sister, Mella, went missing. Now she is 'Lil After' - angry, cold and dark. One especially dark and rainy night, Lil accidentally … Continue reading BOOK BLOG: Annalie Grainger
Sam Wu is Not Afraid of Sharks: laugh out loud funny and brilliantly illustrated book that kids will love! "Sam Wu is NOT a scaredy-cat (except when he is). And when a shark TOTALLY tries to eat him at the local aquarium, he decides he's not going to take any more chances. So at his … Continue reading BOOK BLOG: Katie and Kevin Tsang
A Thousand Perfect Notes: heartbreaking, touching and beautiful "An emotionally charged story of music, abuse and, ultimately, hope. Beck hates his life. He hates his violent mother. He hates his home. Most of all, he hates the piano that his mother forces him to play hour after hour, day after day. He will never play … Continue reading BOOKBLOG: CG Drews
Exile: new friends, old friends; new enemies, old enemies; same old dangerous dinosaurs. "Betrayal. Sacrifice. Survival. Welcome to The Extinction Trials. After surviving on Piloria once, Storm and Lincoln are the obvious candidates to return to the dinosaur continent to test the new virus that should clear the way for human settlement. But they have … Continue reading BOOK BLOG: S M Wilson
Me Mam. Me Dad. Me: touching, hard-hitting and brilliant "Danny’s mam has a new boyfriend. Initially, all is good – Callum seems nice enough, and Danny can’t deny he’s got a cool set up; big house, fast car, massive TV, and Mam seems to really like him. But cracks begin to show, and they’re not the … Continue reading BOOK BLOG: Malcolm Duffy