When the Rift opens, death follows. For generations, the Rangers of Black Water Island have guarded the Old Herd against horrors released by the Rift. Cal West, an apprentice Ranger with a rare scar and even rarer gifts, fights daily to prove he belongs within their ranks. After nine y... read more
If you're going to read one new young adults' novel this year, make it this one! You will be saying “aha” and “yes... hmm…. sure...” - i.e. not really listening or taking notice of the world around you at all as you fall into the setting of Black Water Island, the Rift, and the lives o... read more
From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of A Monster Calls comes a richly illustrated and lyrical tale, one that asks harrowing questions about power, loyalty, obsession, and the monsters we make of others.
With harpoons strapped to their backs, the proud ... read more
“Call me Bathsheba,” are the first lines of this inventive novel mimicking another famous story. Patrick Ness’s And the Ocean Was Our Sky is a stunning wonder of a story. In this inverse Moby-Dick, we are introduced to a pod of whales that hunt man. In this world, th... read more
|Awards:||Winner of the HELL Children's Choice Young Adult Fiction at the NZ Book Awards for Children & Young Adults 2016|
The second book in an exciting new YA/crossover series about genetically engineered individuals with superhuman abilities. It's hard to remember hating anything as much as I hate Affinity; a bone-deep loathing for the faceless unknown and the concrete walls of my own DNA. Evie is ... read more
''You think God has a loophole for people who don't have a choice?'' Jamie shrugs. ''Hope so, otherwise we're screwed.'' Evie doesn't have a choice. One day she's an ordinary seventeen year old, grieving for her mother. The next, she's a Shield, the result of a decades - old exper... read more
Reissued in Penguin's ORIGINALS series of iconic teen fiction. After Shell's mother dies, her obsessively religious father descends into alcoholic mourning and Shell is left to care for her younger brother and sister. Her only release from the harshness of everyday life comes f... read more
|Reading Level:||9 YA|
A story of superheroes, villains, vengeance and forbidden love, Archenemies by Marissa Meyer is the fabulous sequel to Renegades.
Time is running out. Together, they can save the world. But they are each other's worst nightmare.
Nova's double life is about to... read more
|Author:||Antonio Iturbe; Lilit Thwaites (Translator)|
*Recommended by Parents' Choice* This program features an author's note read by Dita Kraus. Based on the experience of real-life Auschwitz prisoner Dita Kraus,The Librarian of Auschwitz is the incredible story of a girl who risked her life to keep the magic of bo... read more
Things have started to get quite . . . peculiar . . . Having defeated the monstrous threat that nearly destroyed the peculiar world, Jacob Portman is back in Florida, where his story began.
Joined by Miss Peregrine, Emma and their peculiar fri... read more
Inspired by Judy Blume's Forever and Virginia Woolf's Mrs. Dalloway, this novel that Andrew Smith calls "beautiful, enchanting, [and] exquisitely written" is a new classic about teenage relationships, self-acceptance--and what happens when the walls we build start coming down. A Kirkus ... read more
Every day a new body. Every day a new life. Every day a new choice. For as long as A can remember, life has meant waking up in a different person's body every day, forced to live as that person until the day ended. A always thought there wasn't anyone else who had a life lik... read more
Finding Baba Yaga is a mythic yet timely novel-in-verse by the beloved and prolificNew York Times bestselling author and poet Jane Yolen, "the Hans Christian Andersen of America" (Newsweek).
A young woman discovers the power to speak up and take control of her fate--a th... read more
Evie is out of options. She must comply with the Affinity Project - obey their rules, play their deadly games, give up Jamie. And her losses keep growing. When she decides to help a small group of Shields trying to affect change, Evie finds herself in the firing line. Counsellor ... read more