Malcolm Duffy’s debut novel Me Mam. Me Dad. Me., about domestic violence, won the YA category of the Sheffield Children’s Book Award 2019, the Redbridge Children’s Book Award 2019, was shortlisted for the Waterstones Children’s Prize 2019 and selected for World Book Night. Written with humour and heart, Sofa Surfer looks at what it means to […]
New book from the author of A Curse So Dark And Lonely. Find the heir, win the crown. Win the crown, save the kingdom. Harper has freed Prince Rhen from the curse that almost destroyed his kingdom. But all is not well; rumours are rife that there is a rival heir with a stronger claim […]
ACHUKA Book of the Day Wed 15 Jan 2019 Balancing epic and intensely personal stakes, Infinity Son is a gritty, fast-paced YA fantasy adventure about two brothers caught up in a magical war generations in the making. Growing up in New York, brothers Emil and Brighton always idolized the Spell Walkers – a vigilante group sworn […]
ACHUKA Book of the Day Tue 14 Jan 2020 The fifth novel of Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children… This signed Waterstones Worldwide Exclusive Edition includes a deleted chapter. Please check availability if purchasing some time after publication [Jan 2019]. Waterstones says: “With its merging of text and haunting photography to create a gloriously gothic atmosphere like […]
His Hideous Heart Thirteen of Edgar Allan Poe’s Most Unsettling Tales Reimagined edited by Dahlia Adler
“A genre-bending collection of 13 twists on Edgar Allan Poe’s works does Poe proud with this creepy and atmospheric set of stories inspired by a handful of his most well-known works…Strong feminist themes appear throughout, and genres run the gamut from futuristic to gothic to lots in between. Diversity in race, gender identity, and sexuality […]
“Rhythmic, propulsive prose drives this bloody retelling of Macbeth at a relentless pace all the way to its violent end…impossible to put down.” KIRKUS “This revenge fantasy told from the point of view of a rape survivor will shock and awe.” SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL A thriller for fans of Killing Eve and One of Us is Lying. This […]
A novel that focuses on the fallout from a father coming out as a trans woman… Izzy’s family is under the spotlight when her dad comes out as Danielle, a trans woman. Izzy is terrified her family will be torn apart. Will she lose her dad? Will her parents break up? And what will people at […]
ACHUKA Book of the Day Tuesday 7 Jan 2020 This exclusive Waterstones edition comes with sprayed edges and the inclusion of deleted scenes… An addictive thriller crossed with the darkest of fairytales that’s guaranteed to keep you up all night… Alice has fought hard for a normal life. Having escaped the Hinterland – the strange, […]
Sunday Times Children’s Book of the Day 13 Oct 2019 Furious Thing roars with justifiable anger at an unfair world, as one girl fights to claim back the spaces that belong to her and battles to be heard … Lexi’s angry. And it’s getting worse. If only she could stop losing her temper and behave […]
A collection of 84 illustrated portraits that reveal the fascinating connections between the world’s most famous artists. Whether through teaching, as in the case of Paul Klee and Anni Albers; a mutual muse, as seen in the flowers of Georgia O’Keeffe and Takashi Murakami; or an inspirational romantic coupling like that of Lee Krasner and […]
From the author of the Starcrossed series comes a chilling stand-alone mystery about sinister goings on in a rural American town. A handsome stranger and a mutilated corpse set Magdalena on a terrifying course of action; but who, if anybody, can she trust with what she discovers? “I read this twisty-turny, fever dream of a […]
Pulse-pounding finale to Neal Shusterman’s internationally bestselling trilogy… One of the most thoughtful and immersive YA dystopias in years reaches its shattering conclusion with The Toll. Shusterman’s darkly compelling narrative takes place three years after the disappearance of Rowan and Citra, bringing together disparate story arcs in a thrilling and thoroughly satisfying finale. Waterstones […]
Told through court testimony, interrogation records and fragmented flashbacks, The Kingdom has the futuristic appeal of Westworld and the twists and turns of a true-crime thriller. A gripping fantasy thriller that blends Disney-esque fairytale, android scif-fi and courtroom drama to wonderfully disorientating effect. Beneath the flash and sparkle, though, lies a subtle treatise on political […]
Refreshingly candid, winningly funny and giddily romantic, Full Disclosure takes a serious issue like HIV and puts a delightfully fresh spin on it. With a hugely likeable protagonist and a warm and witty prose style, Garrett’s unconventional romance is triumph of realistic writing and a constant joy. “The primary and most secondary characters are well […]
Times Children’s Book of the Week 9 Nov 2019 Third novel in a trilogy about the Three Rancheros. Revisiting the world of Raymie Nightingale and Louisiana’s Way Home, twice winner of the Newbery Medal Kate DiCamillo turns her focus to the tough-talking, inescapably tenderhearted Beverly Tapinski. Waterstones No related posts.
Times Children’s Book of the Week 2 Nov 2019 Alex O’Connell in selecting the book as Book of the Week The Times, nevertheless had these reservations: “Pet is overwritten and confusing. It feels as if it’s pitched to readers aged 9-12… but the denouement places it at the older end of young adult.” Deftly dramatising […]
Netflix film tie-in edition: Touching, hilarious and filled with festive cheer, the magic of the holiday season shines on these three interconnected tales of love, romance and breathtaking kisses. Waterstones No related posts.
From New York Times bestselling author Andrew Smith comes the stunning, long-awaited sequel to the groundbreaking Printz Honor Book Grasshopper Jungle. It’s been sixteen years since an army of horny, hungry, six-foot-tall praying mantises forced Arek’s family underground and into the hole where he was born; it’s the only home he’s ever known. But now, […]
For fans of Tahereh Mafi’s New York Times bestselling Shatter Me trilogy… This book collects together the final two companion novellas, Shadow Me and Reveal Me, ahead of the explosive culmination the sequence – coming in 2020. Waterstones No related posts.
Harvey Awards 2019 Category Winner “Tamaki explores the nuances of both romantic and platonic relationships with raw tenderness and honesty. Valero-O’Connell’s art is realistic and expressive, bringing the characters to life through dynamic grayscale illustrations featuring highlights of millennial pink…a triumphant queer coming-of-age story that will make your heart ache and soar.” —Kirkus, starred review “Relatable, […]
Moya. The M Word. Whisper it. Conceal it. But, please, never mention it … Maggie Yates tells her best mate Moya everything. She tells her about Mum losing her job – how Mum’s taken to crying in secret. She even tells her about her foolproof plan to cheer Mum up: find her a fella with […]
The duo logy sequel to These Rebel Waves, filled with deadly magic, double crosses, and a revolution… Sara Raasch is the New York Times bestselling author of the Snow Like Ashes YA fantasy trilogy. Waterstones No related posts.
‘The queer teen historical you didn’t know was missing from your life.’ – Teen Vogue A young bisexual British lord embarks on an unforgettable Grand Tour of Europe with his best friend/secret crush. An 18th-century romantic adventure for the modern age. The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue was a New York Times Best Seller […]