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New Books for Young Adults

Fascinating fiction and non-fiction for young adults. (browse related category Childrens & Teenage Books )

Most books can be ordered within 7-10 days, subject to availability. If you need a book urgently, or by a specific date, you can always contact us before ordering to ask how long it will take
Lover Birds - by Leanne Egan - £8.99
With an irresistible enemies-to-lovers romance, and perfect for fans of Alice Oseman and Becky Albertalli, Lover Birds is a beautifully-written, inclusive and heart-pounding romance.  When Isabel Williams moves to Liverpool, she criticises se ... more

Seven Million Sunflowers - by Malcolm Duffy - £8.99
Escaping war is only half the battle as the Kovalenko family swap Ukrainian dangers for life with a British family.   15-year-old Kateryno and her family live in Kharkiv. Their lives are shattered when on February 24th 2022 the Russian army ... more

Transmogrify! 14 Fantastical Tales of Trans Magic - by g.haron davis (Editor) - £14.99
Perfect for fans of All Out and Cemetery Boys, this anthology claims a seat at the table of fantasy literature for trans and gender nonconforming stories.  Transness is as varied and colorful as magic can be. In Transmogrify!, you’ll embark ... more

When Women Were Dragons - by Kelly Barnhill - £8.99
A GOODREADS BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR   A fiery feminist fantasy tale set in 1950s America where thousands of women have spontaneously transformed into dragons, exploding notions of a woman’s place in the world and expanding minds about accepting ... more

Catfish Rolling - by Clara Kumagai - £14.99
A dazzling debut. Magic-realism blends with Japanese myth and legend in an original story about grief, memory, time and an earthquake that shook a nation.   There's a catfish under the islands of Japan and when it rolls the land rises and fal ... more

HappyHead - by Josh Silver - £8.99
We are in an epidemic. An epidemic of unhappiness. Friends, here is the good news: HappyHead has the answer.   When Seb is offered a place on a radical retreat designed to solve the national crisis of teenage unhappiness, he is ... more

Never Trust a Gemini - by Freja Nicole Woolf - £7.99
Star-crazed, star-crossed – and starting to fall in love. Meet Cat Phillips: chaotic teen lesbian and self-confessed clown...   Life is fraught for fourteen-year-old, zodiac-obsessed Cat. First there’s a minor bus-meets-girl accident, the ... more

Read Between the Lies - by Malcolm Duffy - £8.99
Two very different boys, one new family, a shared struggle and a big secret.   Tommy is talented, cool, a young offender, and dyslexic. Ryan is smart, uncool, well-behaved, and dyslexic. The two develop an unlikely friendship.   As Ry ... more

Lose You to Find Me - by Erik J. Brown - £7.99
From the bestselling author of All That’s Left in the World comes a swoon-worthy LGBTQ+ romance, perfect for fans of If This Gets Out and What If It’s Us.  Tommy Dees is in the weeds – restaurant speak for beyond overwhelmed. He’s b ... more

The Temperature Of Me And You - by Brian Zepka - £12.99
Sixteen-year-old Dylan Highmark thought his winter was going to be full of boring shifts at the Dairy Queen, until he finds himself in love with a boy who’s literally too hot to handle.   Dylan has always wanted a boyfriend, but the suburbs ... more

Gwen and Art Are Not in Love - by Lex Croucher - £8.99
'Exactly what I needed right now – a delightful, heart-warming, hilarious historical romp, overflowing with queer panic and terrible jokes. I loved it' - ALICE OSEMAN, bestselling author of HEARTSTOPPER  'Fun and genuinely funny, with lovel ... more

Stateless - by Elizabeth Wein - £8.99
A group of young pilots face intrigue and sabotage in a race around Europe in this thrilling murder mystery, from the bestselling author of Code Name Verity. Ideal for readers aged 12+   It is 1937 and tensions are high. A spectacular air ra ... more

Chaos Theory - by Nic Stone - £8.99
The #1 New York Times bestselling author of Dear Martin delivers a gripping romance about two teens: a certified genius living with a diagnosed mental illness and a politician's son who is running from his own addiction and grief. Don't miss this gut ... more

It's Totally Normal! An LGBTQIA+ Guide to Puberty, Sex, and Gender - by Monica Gupta Mehta and Asha Lily Mehta - £12.99
Does fingering count as losing my virginity? How do I know if I am ready for sex? Does penis size actually matter??   Mother and teen duo Monica and Asha Mehta work together to answer your most pressing questions. Forget the penis-in-vagina basi ... more

Ellie Pillai is (Almost) in Love - by Christine Pillainayagam - £8.99
Everyone’s favourite confused heroine Ellie Pillai is back in the perfect summer romance!  Note to self: what is falling in love, and am I really sure I want to do it?   Ever since Ellie and Ash got together, Ellie Pillai has been di ... more

Six Times We Almost Kissed (And One Time We Did) - by Tess Sharpe - £7.99
Six fun facts about PENNY and TATE:  1. They’ve known each other their whole lives 2. Their moms are best friends 3. They are DEFINITELY NOT friends 4. They keep almost kissing 5. They don’t talk about it 6. Thanks to their moms, the ... more

My Life As A Chameleon - by Diana Anyakwo - £8.99
‘Beautiful and immersive. I was completely absorbed’ Andreina Cordani   ‘Exceptional ... A story of empowerment, bravery and courage’ J P Rose   Lily is a sixteen-year-old living in Manchester. It is nearly five years since her ... more

The Dos and Donuts of Love - by Adiba Jaigirdar - £7.99
A pun-filled YA contemporary romance, The Dos and Donuts of Love by Adiba Jaigirdar finds a teenage girl competing in a televised baking competition, with contestants including her ex-girlfriend and a potential new crush – perfect for fans of The G ... more

The Lesbiana's Guide To Catholic School - by Sonora Reyes - £8.99
No one knows Yami is gay, least of all her mum, and Yami intends to keep it that way... Until, uh oh, she’s falling in love again.  Yami prefers to be known for her killer eyeliner, not for being one of the only Mexican kids at her new, mostly ... more

The Unofficial Guide to the Eurovision Song Contest - by Malcolm Mackenzie - £9.99
The must-have guide for Eurovision fans! Packed full of trivia, party games, high scores and nil points. Plus 32 pages of full colour photos.   Hello, bonjour, Hola! It’s Eurovision calling and what better way to celebrate the flamboyant sho ... more

Stand Up - by Nikesh Shukla - £7.99
Madhu is 17 and has the weight of the world on her shoulders: her dad is putting pressure on her to apply to university, she misses her estranged sister but contact is strictly forbidden, and she’s pulling in every single shift possible at a pizza ... more

Sofi and the Bone Song - by Adrienne Tooley - £8.99
In this gorgeous standalone fantasy with a “sweet sapphic romance” (Booklist), a young musician sets out to expose her rival for illegal use of magic only to discover the deception goes deeper than she could have imagined—perfect for fans of An ... more

Serendipity: A Collection of All Kinds of Falling in Love - by Marissa Meyer (Editor) - £8.99
Love is in the air in this collection of stories inspired by romantic tropes and edited by #1 New York Times-bestselling author of Gilded, Marissa Meyer.  The secret admirer. The fake relationship. The matchmaker.  From stories of first lov ... more

I Am Ace: Advice on Living Your Best Asexual Life - by Cody Daigle-Orians - £12.99
How do I know if I'm actually sexual? How do I come out as asexual? What kinds of relationship can I have as an ace person?  If you are looking for answers to these questions, Cody is here to help. Within these pages lie all the advice you ne ... more

The Diary of Sarah Forbes Bonetta: A Novel - by Victoria Princewill - £8.99
A powerful retelling of the extraordinary life of orphaned African princess, Sarah Forbes Bonetta.   “You are not an aristocrat. An aristocrat is born to a noble family. You were born into royalty. You are a princess.”   Set in 18 ... more

Strike The Zither - by Joan He - £7.99
The year is 414 of the Xin Dynasty and chaos abounds. A puppet empress is on the throne. The realm has fractured and three warlordesses each hopes to claim the continent for herself.  But Zephyr knows it’s no contest.  Orphaned at a young a ... more

Sixteen Souls - by Rosie Talbot - £8.99
The spooky, swoony YA debut from BookTok star @Merrowchild!   Someone is stripping Europe’s most haunted city of its spirits. When self-destructive, 16-year-old seer, Charlie Frith, realises that one of his own ghostly friends has gone missi ... more

Influential - by Amara Sage - £8.99
Almond Brown has no friends in real life... but 3.5 million followers online.  A heart-felt, whip-smart deep dive into what it would really be like to be internet famous at 17: a cautionary tale for our time from a writer who has grown up with socia ... more

The Stonewall Riots: Making a Stand for LGBTQ Rights - by Archie Bongiovanni, illustrated by A. Andrews - £9.99
Turn back the clock with History Comics! In this graphic novel, experience the Stonewall Riots firsthand and meet iconic activists like Marsha P. Johnson and Sylvia Rivera.  Three teenagers—Natalia, Jax, and Rashad—are magically transport ... more

The Sky Blues - by Robbie Couch - £7.99
Sky’s small town turns absolutely claustrophobic when his secret promposal plans get leaked to the entire school in this witty, “earnest, heartfelt” (Becky Albertalli, New York Times bestselling author), and ultimately hopeful debut novel for f ... more

She Drives Me Crazy - by Kelly Quindlen - £7.99
High school nemeses fall in love in Kelly Quindlen's She Drives Me Crazy, a queer YA rom com perfect for fans of Becky Albertalli and Casey McQuiston.   What happens when two high school nemeses fall in love?   Seventeen-year-old Scottie Zajac ... more

Lark & Kasim Start a Revolution - by Kacen Callender - £8.99
From the bestselling and award-winning author of Felix Ever After comes a heart-melting and joyful romance.   Maybe it’s too late to tell them how I really feel. That I’ve had these feelings for months, for years...  Lark Winters ... more

Ophelia After All - by Racquel Marie - £8.99
'Queer delight through and through' - Leah Johnson, author of You Should See Me in a Crown  A teen girl navigates friendship drama, the end of high school, and discovering her queerness in Ophelia After All, the hilarious and heartfelt contem ... more

The Ivory Key - by Akshaya Raman - £8.99
Four siblings. A country in ruin. One quest to save them all.  Vira is desperate to get out of her mother's shadow and establish her legacy as a revered queen of Ashoka. But with the country's only quarry running out of magic - a precious res ... more

As Long As the Lemon Trees Grow - by Zoulfa Katouh - £12.99
Burning with the fires of hope and possibility, As Long As the Lemon Trees Grow will sweep you up and never let you go.   Salama Kassab was a pharmacy student when the cries for freedom broke out in Syria. She still had her parents and her big br ... more

Activist - by Louisa Reid - £7.99
When an anonymous student posts on a website about the sexual abuse she suffered, and the school fails to deal with the situation, Cassie and her friends know it is time to act.   Cassie goes to a prestigious academic school where girls have onl ... more

The Haunting of Tyrese Walker - by J P Rose - £8.99
After a shocking event leaves Tyrese struggling with grief, he's taken to visit family in Jamaica. From the first night, strange things start happening: impossible visions, blackouts, swarms of insects, and the discovery of a grave hidden deep in the ... more

The Heartstopper Yearbook - by Alice Oseman - £14.99
The full-colour Heartstopper Yearbook is packed full of exclusive content from the Heartstopper universe – including never-before-seen illustrations, an exclusive mini-comic, a look back at Alice’s Heartstopper artwork over the years, character p ... more

Rapunzella, Or, Don't Touch My Hair - by Ella McLeod - £8.99
A genre-bending YA that weaves together inner-city life and a wildly dangerous fairytale universe.  Rapunzella is imprisoned in an enchanted forest made of her own Afro and the might of the evil King Charming seems unstoppable. But is it? Can ... more

Queerly Autistic: The Ultimate Guide For LGBTQIA+ Teens On The Spectrum - by Erin Ekins - £12.99
LONGLISTED FOR THE POLARI CHILDREN'S & YA BOOK PRIZE   'An essential guide' LIZZIE HUXLEY-JONES 'This book is perfect' WENN LAWSON 'One of the most important books in autism literature' CHARLOTTE AMELIA POE 'Wonderfully diverse and vibran ... more

The Butterfly Assassin - by Finn Longman - £8.99
Innocent by day, killer by night: a dark, twisting thriller about a teen assassin’s attempt to live a normal life.  'An electrifying debut!’ Chelsea Pitcher, author of This Lie Will Kill You   Trained and traumatised by a secret assassin p ... more

This Place is Still Beautiful - by XiXi Tian - £7.99
Two sisters. A shocking racist incident. The summer that will change both of their lives forever.  Annalie and Margaret are sisters who agree on only one thing: that they have nothing in common.  Annalie is seventeen: sweet, content, ... more

Fight Back - by A.M. Dassu - £7.99
An empowering story about finding your identity and the courage to fight for it.  Aaliyah is an ordinary thirteen-year-old living in the Midlands – she’s into her books, shoes, K-pop and she is a Muslim. She has always felt at home where she ... more

This Wicked Fate - by Kalynn Bayron - £7.99
THE BREATHTAKING SEQUEL TO THIS POISON HEART, FROM BESTSELLING AUTHOR KALYNN BAYRON   'This duology closer delves deeper into mythology while depicting textured, realistic relationships' - Kirkus Reviews   'A delicious mix of intoxicating fan ... more

If You Still Recognise Me - by Cynthia So - £8.99
Elsie has a crush on Ada, the only person in the world who truly understands her. Unfortunately, they’ve never met in real life and Ada lives an ocean away. But Elsie has decided it’s now or never to tell Ada how she feels. That is, until her lon ... more

The Agathas - by Kathleen Glasgow and Liz Lawson - £8.99
The most popular girl in school is dead. And everyone’s blaming the wrong guy.  After falling from grace last summer, Agatha Christie-obsessed Alice Ogilvie needs to stay out of trouble. While smart and reclusive Iris Adams just wants to ge ... more

Ellie Pillai is Brown - by Christine Pillainayagam - £8.99
The perfect coming-of-age romance by the most spectacularly funny and original debut UKYA voice.  My name is Ellie. Ellie Pillai... And I suppose I am a little bit weird, but then, aren’t we all, just a little bit?  Most days, Ellie Pillai ... more

Spin Me Right Round - by David Valdes - £7.99
Meet Luis. He's out, he's proud ... and, although he doesn't know it yet, he's about to travel back in time to save a closeted student called Chaz from a tragic end.   All Luis Gonzalez really wants is to go to prom with his boyfriend. But whe ... more

My Mom Had An Abortion - by Beezus B Murphy and Tatiana Gill - £11.99
My Mom Had an Abortion is a unique coming-of-age tale told by a self-described dyslexic-asexual-lesbian-feminist teenager and illustrated by body-positive comic artist Tatiana Gill.   We follow our protagonist Beezus B. Murphy as she chronicles h ... more

All That's Left in the World - by Erik J. Brown - £7.99
Jamie and Andrew are strangers, and two of the last people left alive. They don’t know what they’ll find on their perilous journey... but they may just find each other. A queer romance about courage, hope and humanity – this is How I Live Now w ... more

The Coldest Touch - by Isabel Sterling - £8.99
Death drew them together. Life could tear them apart.  Elise is cursed. Every time she touches someone, she experiences how they will die. And when she predicts, but is unable to prevent, her brother’s death, Elise is desperate to escape he ... more

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