Tangleweed and Brine by Deirdre Sullivan

Tangleweed and BrineTangleweed and Brine by Deirdre Sullivan

Publisher: Little Island Books

Publication date: September 7, 2017

Category: YA

Genre: Fairytale, feminist,

Blurb:

Tangled tales of earth, salty tales of water

Bewitched retellings of thirteen classic fairy-tales with brave and resilient heroines. Tales of blood and intrigue, betrayal and enchantment from a leading Irish YA author.

With 13 stunning black and white illustrations by new Irish illustrator Karen Vaughan.

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Warcross By Marie Lu

 

Warcross (Warcross, #1) Warcross by Marie Lu

Publisher: Penguin

Publication date: September 12, 2017

Category: YA

Genre: Science fiction, adventure

Blurb:

For the millions who log in every day, Warcross isn’t just a game—it’s a way of life. The obsession started ten years ago and its fan base now spans the globe, some eager to escape from reality and others hoping to make a profit. Struggling to make ends meet, teenage hacker Emika Chen works as a bounty hunter, tracking down players who bet on the game illegally. But the bounty hunting world is a competitive one, and survival has not been easy. Needing to make some quick cash, Emika takes a risk and hacks into the opening game of the international Warcross Championships—only to accidentally glitch herself into the action and become an overnight sensation.
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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

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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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Books to Read in Autumn 2017

Autumn is the perfect season for reading. The autumnal colours, the weather, a Starbucks pumpkin-spiced latte and snuggling up to a great book is bliss. Now that summer has – unfortunately – ended its time to tackle that pile of books that has – somehow – grew in size (if you know what I mean). With shorter evenings quickly approaching, I have compiled a list of September/October new releases to keep you busy this autumn.

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Q&A with author Iain Reading

KH New CoverKitty Hawk and the Curse of the Yukon Gold by Iain Reading

Publisher: Amazon Digital Services

Publication Date: November 30, 2012

Genre: adventure

Category: YA

Blurb: 

Kitty Hawk and the Curse of the Yukon Gold is the thrilling first installment in a new series of adventure mystery stories that are one part travel, one part history and five parts adventure. This first book of the Kitty Hawk Flying Detective Agency Series introduces Kitty Hawk, an intrepid teenage pilot with her own De Havilland Beaver seaplane and a nose for mystery and intrigue. A cross between Amelia Earhart, Nancy Drew and Pippi Longstocking, Kitty is a quirky young heroine with boundless curiosity and a knack for getting herself into all kinds of precarious situations.

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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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