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Celebrating Young Adult fiction by UK authors


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A Brighter Fear by Kerry Drewery

10795348This is the story of Lina, a teenage girl from Baghdad. It starts in 2003, as the bombs begin to fall on the city.

In it, Lina fights to survive, to find a life for herself amid the chaos of war, to find what happened to her mother in the years before the war, when she was taken away by the secret police. She also falls in love, with the one person she should never have fallen in love with.

It is many things. It is a love story, both for a country and for a person. It is about an amazing girl, growing up in the worst circumstances imaginable. It contains a necklace, that was lost but might still be found.


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Blood Ransom (Blood Ties #2) by Sophie McKenzie

8602864Clones Rachel and Theo now live thousands of miles apart. They keep in touch, but things just aren’t the same.

When Rachel discovers that evil scientist Elijah is still working in secret for a section of the government and about to murder Daniel, she sets out to rescue the little boy, but her plans backfire with disastrous consequences.


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Blood Entwines by Caroline Healy

4312fc_7d34ad8e9b0f4baf86a5ba1d30705ec3.jpg_srz_258_395_75_22_0.50_1.20_0.00_jpg_srzSeventeen year old Kara Bailey receives a blood transfusion as part of a lifesaving operation. When she wakes, she finds that she has unusually advanced senses.

Returning to school after her accident, Kara unknowingly befriends Hannah Quinn, thus committing herself to social exclusion through association. In an effort to damage control the situation, she agrees to date Ben Shephard, her secret crush. But the arrival of a dark stranger, Jack, distracts her, as simultaneously, her powers heighten.

Jack declares ominously that Kara has something that belongs to him. She tries her best to avoid the stranger but confrontations arise and soon Kara realises that they are inextricably linked through the blood that they share.

There is no escape from the future that lies ahead.


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Weirdos vs Quimboids by Natasha Desborough

18003578Cursed by the initials BUM, saddled with woolly liberal-minded hippies for parents and an UNDYING love for the Proper Real-Time HOT Felix Winters, BLOSSOM UXLEY-MICHAELS is a seething mass of sexual frustration and political confusion. But when she s invited to work on the school radio, Blossom s convinced her status is about to rocket from Weirdo to Winner . . .


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Fated (Fated #1) by Sarah Alderson

11284750What happens when you discover you aren’t who you thought you were? And that the person you love is the person who will betray you? If your fate is already determined, can you fight it?

When Evie Tremain discovers that she’s the last in a long line of Demon slayers and that she’s being hunted by an elite band of assassins – Shapeshifters, Vampires and Mixen demons amongst them – she knows she can’t run. They’ll find her wherever she goes. Instead she must learn to stand and fight.

But when the half-human, half-Shadow Warrior Lucas Gray is sent to spy on Evie and then ordered to kill her before she can fulfil a dangerous prophecy, their fates become inextricably linked. The war that has raged for one thousand years between humans and demons is about to reach a devastating and inevitable conclusion. Either one or both of them will die before this war ends.

If your life becomes bound to another’s, what will it take to sever it?