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 […]
The second chapter in Philip Pullman’s epic series, The Secret Commonwealth: The Book of Dust Volume Two, intertwines the stories of Lyra Silvertongue and Malcom Polstead as they face new and dangerous secrets. A powerful story about the truths that underpin our world, the divisions that lie between love and responsibility and what it truly […]
Amelie loved Reese. And she thought he loved her. But she’s starting to realise love isn’t supposed to hurt like this. So now she’s retracing their story and untangling what happened by revisiting all the places he made her cry. Because if she works out what went wrong, perhaps she can finally learn to get […]
ACHUKA Book of the Day Mon 11 Nov 2019 Shortlisted for FOYLES Children’s Book of the Year 2019 The second Bellatrix title from Hachette… [ The first was Becoming Dinah by Kit deWaal] Bellatrix: a new collection of gripping, powerful and diverse young adult novels by leading female voices. “A feminist origin story of sisterhood, […]
ACHUKA Book of the Day Tue 29 Oct 2019 New book from Carnegie winner… From the author of The Poet X comes a sumptuous prose novel, perfect for fans of Angie Thomas’ On the Come Up, Justin Reynolds’ Opposite of Alwaysand Nicola Yoon. Ever since she got pregnant, seventeen-year-old Emoni’s life has been about making the […]
‘A beautifully layered novel about first love, tribalism and that brief, magical period when kids have one foot in high school, one foot out the door’ New York Times Frank Li is caught between his parents’ expectations and his own California life. Frank’s parents emigrated from Korea, and have pretty much one big rule for […]
“Aimee Lucido’s debut is told in the form of poems, liberally littered with computer code and musical terminology.” Kitty Empire, THE OBSERVER An original, inventive and heart-warming novel from an exciting debut author about a lonely new girl and an unlikely friendship formed in a school code club that will appeal to fans of Sarah […]
“Excellent fantasy debut” Tony Bradman, GUARDIAN REVIEW “A bold, arresting first book.” Fiona Noble, OBSERVER Life in Bearmouth is one of hard labour, the sunlit world above the mine a distant memory. Reward will come in the next life with the benevolence of the Mayker. New accepts everything – that is, until the mysterious Devlin […]
A middle-grade / YA debut from a leading Mexican author. First published in Mexico City in 2008. This English translation by Lawrence Shimel. Thirteen-year-old Juan’s summer is off to a terrible start. First, his parents separate. Then, almost as bad, Juan is sent away to his strange Uncle Tito’s house for the entire holiday! Who […]
A new book from Kevin Brooks! Always a cause for celebration… When fifteen-year-old Kenzie wakes up in hospital in a darkened room, she’s in the dark about what has happened to her too. The doctors break the devastating news that she has been struck down by a rare genetic condition that means her skin has […]