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All the Lonely People

When Kat is cyberbullied, she decides her only option is to delete her online profiles and disappear from the internet for good. It doesn’t take long for her to realise that it wasn’t just her online persona that has gone – soon her physical body starts fading, too. Only her bully remembers her, but will…

Ashes

Ilsa J. Bick’s Ashes tells the story of a sixteen year old girl called Alex. The book begins with Alex running away from her aunt, who has minded her since her parents’ deaths. As if being an orphan isn’t enough, Alex is also dying of a brain tumour. She meets Jack and his granddaughter Ellie…

Clarity

Clarity 'Clare' Fern, her brother Perriwinkle 'Perry' and her mother, Starla, are all very gifted people. Each one has a different gift – seeing the past, communicating with the dead and reading minds, respectively. These skills prove to be extremely useful when the family becomes mixed up in a murder and Perry is a prime…

Cuckoo Song

After an accident, eleven-year-old Tris wakes up to discover that something is not quite right. She’s constantly hungry, she cries cobwebs and her little sister is scared of her. She soon realises that she is not really herself, and she must solve the mystery of an evil architect and a long-lost brother to try to save herself and…

Entangled

Cat Clarke’s debut novel, Entangled, tells the story of 17-year-old Grace, as she is held captive in a white room. Grace has problems, including a dysfunctional family, and her best friend Sal begins to push Grace away when Sal’s own life begins to change. Entangled tackles a number of issues, including suicide, self-harm, abortion and…

Forgotten

London Lane is 16 years old, and to everyone except her mother and her best friend, she seems like a normal teenage girl. The truth is that at 4.33 a.m. every day, her mind resets, and her short-term memories are replaced with parts of the future that she ‘remembers’. Every evening she writes notes for…

Leah on the Offbeat

First of all, I have to say – I loved this book. Favourite one of 2018, by far. That said, I have not read Love, Simon (also known as Simon vs. the Homosapiens Agenda) and Leah on the Offbeat is a sequel to this. For the first chapter or two I was caught off-guard by…

Looking At The Stars

Amina’s world is turned upside down by war, but she and her family support each other in these dark and violent times. When a new force arrives in the country, they are in even greater threat, and Amina’s family begins to fall apart. Only her stories can keep the survivors hoping, but will that be…

Moose Baby

When 17-year-old Jess gets pregnant, she and her boyfriend Nicky prepare for the worst. However, when the baby turns out to be a moose, the young couple are forced to deal with all sorts of unexpected problems! This book not only looks fantastic with its bright green and pink cover, it is brilliantly written and…

Rock War 1: Rock War

Jay, Summer and Dylan are young aspiring musicians, all from extremely different backgrounds. Their separate journeys towards the same music competition are followed in this new Muchamore series, ‘Rock War’. Each has their own issues in life to deal with, but they all choose to put music first when they join bands and begin practising…

Running Girl

Meet Garvie Smith: charming, brilliant and completely bone idle. If anything can get his attention, it might just be a murder. When Chloe Dow’s body is pulled from a pond, Garvie joins forces with a very reluctant Detective Inspector Raminder Singh on his first murder investigation. But does the detective need his help? This gripping…

Silent Saturday (Forbidden Spaces Trilogy: Book One)

When seventeen-year-old Veerle meets her old friend, Alex, and is given the chance to become part of a secret society, she jumps at the chance to liven up her life in Brussels. Soon they are breaking into unoccupied houses around the city, but when members of the society begin to disappear, she and Alex suspect…

Slide

Jill Hathaway’s debut is the story of Vee, a girl who everyone thinks has narcolepsy. The truth is that every time she passes out she sees through other people’s eyes. When a cheerleader’s dead body is found everyone presumes she committed suicide, but Vee knows that it was murder, and she needs to solve the…

The Bunker Diary

It is increasingly difficult to find a good book to sink one’s teeth into, but reading The Bunker Diaries completely captivated me. Although an easy read, the story told deals with many adult themes, including addiction, death and relationships and is extremely well written. The storyline is simple but effective, related in the form of a diary…

The Name of the Star

When American teenager Rory moves to a London boarding school, she plans to have a slightly more normal life. Unfortunately, she arrives on the same day as a murder mimicking the “Jack the Ripper” crimes. As she learns to deal with her senior year in England, more murders take place, set in the same locations…

The Soterion Mission

In a post-apocalyptic world where everyone dies at the age of 19, a mysterious girl named Roxanne arrives into Cyrus’s village. With wild Zeds chasing her, the two flee with a group of trusted friends and lead a mission to find centuries of lost knowledge, with the hopes of curing the horrific mutation that causes…

Undercover (Agent 21)

Ricky has been living on the streets for a while, but his life takes a turn when he pickpockets the wrong guy. Ricky is offered a place to stay and money to live off in exchange for learning a particular set of skills, but why does the man want him to learn these skills? Ricky…

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