By Trish Cook
Katie can't leave her house during the day: she has a rare disease that makes even the smallest amount of sunlight deadly. But everything changes when one night, singing her heart out on a deserted station platform, she meets Charlie.Before the night is out, Katie is smitten. But she hasn't told Charlie her secret. She just wants to have her normal love story, before reality kicks in. Lost in her night-time summer romance, Katie knows that love will light the way.
By Lita Judge
The dark, captivating story of one remarkable young woman. And her monster.Creative genius...? Inventor of science fiction...? Pregnant teenage runaway...? Who was the real Mary Shelley? Publishing to mark the 200th anniversary of the publication of Frankenstein, Mary's Monster is the compelling, and beautifully illustrated, story of Mary Shelley - the original rebel girl and an inspiration for everyone from teenage readers to adult. When her fractured bond with her beloved father, and her elopement with the mercurial (and married) poet Percy Bysshe Shelley at the age of 16, led her to Switzerland, few could have imagined the consequence would be such a book. But, in the crucible of societal disapproval and tenuous circumstances, Mary Shelley created Frankenstein, and his monster, forged in the fire of her troubled and tragic life. Part biography, part fantasy and part feminist allegory, Mary's Monster is an engrossing take on one remarkable young woman. And her monster.
Miss Match: The Truth About Destiny
By Crystal Cestari
The cute and quirky follow-up to Miss Match - fans of Geek Girl and Girl Online will love this magically messed-up romance.Amber Sand has a gift ... she can see anyone's soul mate, just by looking into their eyes. Problem is, when Amber gazes at her boyfriend, she sees him getting future loved-up with her best friend. To make matters worse, Amber has been tasked with helping Iris Chamberlain, a girl who has fallen for a mermaid. Iris is planning a dangerous transformation to join her soul mate underwater forever, but she's chosen the worst witch imaginable to perform the spell. With Iris in danger and her own love life looking far from happily ever after, there's one question plaguing Amber. Could the Fates be wrong?
By Lucy Courtenay
If you love rom-coms you'll love this sassy, funny romance that will make you fall head over heels with the help of twelve classic films and a misbehaving cat named Nigel. Perfect for fans of Zoella, Geek Girl and Holly Bourne.One: I am hopelessly in love with Hanna Bergdahl. Two: for the first time since our recent reunion Hanna Bergdahl appears to be single. And three: I am stuck in that inescapable netherworld of demons and acne - the Friend Zone.Sol and Hanna were best friends at primary school and after reuniting at college, they spend approximately seventy per cent of daylight hours together. When disaster strikes at a New Year's Eve party and Hannah sees new boyfriend Danny Dukas kissing Lizzie Banks, a New Year's Resolution is formed. Sol and Hanna will watch one film a month for twelve months until the next New Year. After all, films hold answers to life's hardest questions. Maybe they'll figure out why they are both members of the dumpee club. Only Sol Adams has a new year's resolution of his own: to kiss Hanna Bergdahl before the year is over. Will Sol ever defeat the Friend Zone?
By Jennifer Mathieu
'I LOVE THIS BOOK SO MUCH!' Zoella'... this is my new favorite book. I'm proud to be a Moxie girl!' Jennifer Niven, author of All the Bright Places and Holding Up the UniverseVivian Carter is fed up. Fed up with her high school teachers who think the football team can do no wrong. Fed up with sexist dress codes, hallway harassment and gross comments from guys during class. But most of all, Viv Carter is fed up with always following the rules.Viv's mum was a tough-as-nails, punk rock Riot Grrrl in the '90s, and now Viv takes a page from her mother's past and creates Moxie, a feminist zine that she distributes anonymously to her classmates. She's just blowing off steam, but other girls respond and spread the Moxie message. As Viv forges friendships with other young women across the divides of cliques and popularity rankings, she realises that what she has started is nothing short of a girl revolution.TIME TO FIGHT LIKE A GIRLA page-turning read with a feminist message, for anyone who has ever had to deal with #everydaysexism'MOXIE is sweet funny and fierce. Read this and then join the fight!' AMY POEHLER
By Sean Connolly
Monarchy revelas the inner working of this type of government, setting it in the context of history and relating it to today's current affairs. Readers will learn how a monarchy functions internally and within the wider world community. They will also encounter some of the dilemmas, contradictions and compromises that seem to be an essential part of even the most idealistic politcal systems. Part of the Systems of Government series, these books feature fact boxes, timelines and carefully chosen images that complement informative text that is packed with case studies and first-hand accounts. Voting Booth panels invite readers to consider thorny issues, both historical and current, and to form their own opinions. Perfect for readers aged 12 and up.
By Crystal Cestari
Fans of Geek Girl and Girl Online will love this magically messed-up romance.Amber Sand has a gift. Five seconds of eye contact, and she can see your soul mate. She's seen it all, every kind of happy ending there is. Except for one - her own. So when Charlie Blitzman, the most-desired boy in school, enlists Amber's help, she finds herself falling for him. Problem is, her pesky gift doesn't agree - Charlie and Amber are just not meant to be, or are they?How can Amber, an honest peddler of true love, pursue a boy she knows is not the one for her?
The Memory Book
By Lara Avery
Fans of All the Bright Places and The Fault in Our Stars will fall head-over-heels for this wonderfully original portrait of love and loss.Samantha McCoy has it all mapped out. First she's going to win the national debating championship, then she's going to move to New York and become a human rights lawyer.But when Sam discovers that a rare disease is going to take away her memory, the future she'd planned so perfectly is derailed before its started. Realising that her life won't wait to be lived, Sam sets out on a summer of firsts. The first party. The first rebellion. The first friendship. The last love.
The Magic Thief
By Kendall Kulper
Mal has an idylic childhood on Prince Island with Essie, the next witch of Salt and Storm. But all that changes when Essie, in a fit of anger, tells everyone what he really is.With no choice but to leave his home, Mal becomes the magic thief, stealing magical items for the higest bidder. And when he steals the shar, a knife with the ability to cut the magic out of those it touches, he finally finds a way to get his revenge on the girl he once loved...
The Memory Hit
By Carla Spradbery
On New Year's Eve, Jess's life is unrecognizable: her best friend is in the hospital, her boyfriend is a cheater. A drug-dealing cheater it would seem, after finding a stash of Nostalgex in his bag. Nostalgex: a drug that stimulates memory. In small doses, a person can remember the order of a deck of cards, or an entire revision guide read the day before an exam. In larger doses it allows the user detailed access to their past, almost like watching a DVD with the ability to pause a moment in time, to focus on previously unnoticed details and to see everything they've ever experienced with fresh eyes. As Leon, the local dealer, says 'it's like life, only better.' What he fails to mention is that most memories are clouded by emotions. Even the most vivid memories can look very different when visited. Across town Sam Cooper is in trouble. Again. This time, gagged and bound in the boot of a car. Getting on the wrong side of a drug dealer is never a good idea, but if he doesn't make enough money to feed and clothe his sister, who will?On New Year's Day, Jess and Cooper's worlds collide. They must put behind their differences and work together to look into their pasts to uncover a series of events that will lead them to know what really happened on that fateful New Year's Eve. But what they find is that everything they had once believed to be true, turns out to be a lie ...'A pleasingly dark teen thriller with fun, fresh characters. Spradbery is a debut author to watch.' James Dawson
My Sister Lives on the Mantelpiece
By Annabel Pitcher
Ten-year-old Jamie Matthews has just moved to the Lake District with his Dad and his teenage sister, Jasmine for a 'Fresh New Start'. Five years ago his sister's twin, Rose, was blown up by a terrorist bomb. His parents are wrecked by their grief, Jasmine turns to piercing, pink hair and stops eating. The family falls apart. But Jamie hasn't cried in all that time. To him Rose is just a distant memory.Jamie is far more interested in his cat, Roger, his birthday Spiderman T-shirt, and in keeping his new friend Sunya a secret from his dad. And in his deep longing and unshakeable belief that his Mum will come back to the family she walked out on months ago.When he sees a TV advert for a talent show, he feels certain that this will change everything and bring them all back together once and for all.
By Teri Terry
Fans of the award-winning SLATED trilogy won't want to miss this gripping new psychological thriller from Teri Terry!In a future world, life is tightly controlled by the all-powerful PareCo. Standing out from the crowd is dangerous so misfit Luna hides her secrets carefully, not realising her own power. Unlike her friends and family, Luna has never been able to plug into Realtime, PareCo's virtual world, where almost everyone now lives their lives. So how do PareCo know about Luna, and why do they want her for their elite think tank?The truth is hidden in a web of shining silver secrets, and the corrupt authorities would do anything to keep it that way. Can Luna find a way to use her own hidden powers and bring the truth to light before it's too late?
Music What Job Can I Get?
By Richard Spilsbury
The different careers that lead on from an interest or aptitude in music are explored. Many occupations are examined, including being a musician, festival promoter, music journalist, sound technician, composer, DJ, A&R rep and many more. It provides an inside glimpse at what the job involves and the special skills that are needed to succeed.
Medieval Realms: Warfare
By Peter Chrisp
This book takes an in-depth look at warfare in medieval times. You can find out about the major wars and the bloody battles fought in Europe and the Holy Lands. It describes who the great warriors were, and the weapons and tactics they used on the battlefield. It looks at how castles changed the way wars were fought, and at the many other transformations that took place in warfare in five hundred years of medieval living. It includes contemporary written evidence, colour photographs and maps, a timeline, glossary and index.
Medieval Realms: Monarchs
By Stewart Ross
This book gives readers an insight into the lives of the kings and queens of medieval Europe. You can discover who lived in the monarch's court, and how major decisions were made. Read about the first European parliaments and the monarchs' roles in making new laws. Learn about the lives of monarchs such as the warrior king, William the Conqueror or Good King Wenceslas, and find out how the monarchy changed in five hundred years of medieval living. It includes contemporary written evidence, colour photographs and maps, a timeline, glossary and index.
Medieval Realms: Education
By Alex Woolf
This book gives readers an in-depth look at education in medieval times. You can learn about the different kinds of schools and discover why the church played an important role in the development of education. Discover who went to schoool and the subjects they learned. Find out about the first universities in Europe, and how education progressed in five hundred years of medieval living. It includes contemporary written evidence, colour photographs and maps, a timeline, glossary and index.
By Sarah Wilkes
The Classifying Animals series welcomes readers to the world of classification, in which about 2 million different organisms have been identified and sorted into groups. This appealing and attractive book looks at the class of mammals, and the orders, families and species within it. Find out about the characteristics that distinguish the mammals in different groups and compare the differences in their life cycles. Discover the various ways in which mammals have adapted to life in different climates and habitats on land and in water.
Medieval Realms: Daily Life
By Peter Chrisp
This gives readers an insight into the daily lives of medieval people. You can discover how life was different for landowners and peasants and about the kinds of food people ate, the jobs they did and how they entertained themselves. Find out why the Church was important to people's everyday lives, and how people were punished for their crimes. Learn about the major changes in the countryside and towns, and how life was transformed for everybody in medieval times. It includes contemporary written evidence, colour photographs and maps, a timeline, glossary and index.
Medieval Realms: Art and Architecture
By Stewart Ross
This book gives readers an insight into the art and architecture of medieval Europe. You can discover how the great cathedrals, castles, manor houses, tombs, monuments and monasteries were constructed and find out how stained glass windows were made and the stories they told. Read about the different ways people illustrated manuscripts and books, and learn when painting became more realistic, as we trace the changes and movements that influenced art and architecture in medieval times. It includes contemporary written evidence, colour photographs and maps, a timeline, glossary and index.
By Allen Zadoff
He was the perfect assassin. No name. No past. No remorse. Perfect, that is, until he began to ask questions and challenge his orders. Now The Program is worried that their valuable soldier has become a liability. And so begins a new mission. A test of sorts. A chance to prove his loyalty. But nothing about this mission is as it seems: not The Program, his allegiances, nor the truth.More thrilling action-adventure from Allen Zadoff in the breathtaking sequel to The Hit (previously Boy Nobody).