The Loneliest Girl in the Universe by Lauren James

The Loneliest Girl in the Universe

The Loneliest Girl in the Universe by Lauren James

Publisher: Walker Books

Publication date: September 7, 2017

Genre: science fiction

Category: YA

Blurb:

Can you fall in love with someone you’ve never met, never even spoken to – someone who is light years away?

Romy Silvers is the only surviving crew-member of a spaceship travelling to a new planet, on a mission to establish a second home for humanity amongst the stars. Alone in space, she is the loneliest girl in the universe until she hears about a new ship which has launched from Earth – with a single passenger on board. A boy called J. Continue reading

Release by Patrick Ness

Release

Release by Patrick Ness

Publisher: Walker Books

Publication date: May 4, 2017

Genre: Contemporary, LGBTQ,

Category: YA

Blurb:

Inspired by Mrs Dalloway and Judy Blume’s Forever, Release is one day in the life of Adam Thorn, 17. It’s a big day. Things go wrong. It’s intense, and all the while, weirdness approaches…
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The Lesser Bohemians by Eimear McBride

 

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The Lesser Bohemians by Eimear McBride

Publisher: Faber Faber

Publication date: May 4, 2017

Genre: Bildungsroman, drama

Category: NA

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An eighteen-year-old Irish girl arrives in London to study drama and falls violently in love with an older actor. While she is naive and thrilled by life in the big city, he is haunted by demons, and the clamorous relationship that ensues risks undoing them both. At once epic and exquisitely intimate, The Lesser Bohemians is a celebration of the dark and the light in love.

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Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor

Strange the Dreamer

Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor

Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton

Publication date: March 28, 2017

Genre: myth, fantasy, romance, adventure

Category: YA

Blurb:

A brand new, heart-stopping novel and the first in a thrilling duology from the much-loved author of the DAUGHTER OF SMOKE AND BONE trilogy, Laini Taylor.

The dream chooses the dreamer, not the other way around – and Lazlo Strange, war orphan and junior librarian, has always feared that his dream chose poorly. Since he was five years old he’s been obsessed with the mythic lost city of Weep, but it would take someone bolder than he to cross half the world in search of it. Continue reading

One of Us Is Lying by Karen M. McManus

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One of Us Is Lying by Karen M. McManus

Publisher: Penguin Random House UK Children’s

Publication date: May 30, 2017

Genre: mystery, contemporary, fiction

Category: YA

Blurb:

One of Us Is Lying is the story of what happens when five strangers walk into detention and only four walk out alive. Everyone is a suspect, and everyone has something to hide.
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Caraval by Stephanie Garber

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Caraval by Stephanie Garber

Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton

Publication date: January 31, 2017

Genre: mystery, romance, fantasy

Category: YA

Blurb:

Whatever you’ve heard about Caraval, it doesn’t compare to the reality. It’s more than just a game or a performance. It’s the closest you’ll ever find to magic in this world . . .

Welcome, welcome to Caraval―Stephanie Garber’s sweeping tale of two sisters who escape their ruthless father when they enter the dangerous intrigue of a legendary game.

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Glass Sword by Victoria Aveyard

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Glass Sword by Victoria Aveyard

Publisher: Orion

Publication date: February 11, 2016

Genre: Dystopian, Fantasy

Categories: YA

Blurb:

If there’s one thing Mare Barrow knows, it’s that she’s different.

Mare Barrow’s blood is red—the color 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 Maven, the prince—the friend—who betrayed her, Mare uncovers something startling: she is not the only one of her kind. Continue reading

Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard

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Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard

Publisher: Orion

Publication date: February 10, 2015

Genre: Dystopian, Fantasy

Category: YA

Blurb:

This is a world divided by blood – red or silver.

The Reds are commoners, ruled by a Silver elite in possession of god-like superpowers. And to Mare Barrow, a seventeen-year-old Red girl from the poverty-stricken Stilts, it seems like nothing will ever change.

That is, until she finds herself working in the Silver Palace. Here, surrounded by the people she hates the most, Mare discovers that, despite her red blood, she possesses a deadly power of her own. One that threatens to destroy the balance of power.

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