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Firewallers by Simon Packham

14897554Can her life get any worse? Jess returns from a nightmare day at school to find her dad’s suspended from work and gone into hiding.

To escape the slobbering newshounds all eager for the full story, Mum drags Jess and her sister off to a remote Scottish Island.

Modern technology’s forbidden, and there’s only a bunch of teenage uber geeks for company.

Without Facebook or even her mobile, Jess feels totally disconnected from everybody back home. And why are they there anyway? What are they really running away from?


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Isla and Luke: Make or Break? by Rhian Tracey

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Sequel to When Isla Meets Luke Meets Isla

Isla and Luke, having started their relationship, find that the path of true love rarely runs smooth.

What are you supposed to do when you love somebody but you find that you have different plans for the future?

And then Isla does something to Luke that anybody would find hard to forgive.

Will Luke forgive Isla? Can Isla do anything to make it right again?


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When Isla Meets Luke Meets Isla by Rhian Tracey

1029838‘I didna want to leave really. I wanted to push the red emergency button like they have on trains to stop and you have to pay a fifty pound fine if you didna mean it. I wanted to make the pilot turn the plane around. I wanted to go back to ma school. I didn’t even know what Maidstone looked like. It sounded grey. Grey, dull and dreary. No music, no Castle, no Firth of Forth, no Lucy, no Helen, no Saturdays into Princes Street on the bus for GBP1, we get on for half I folded ma arms, arranging ma face into a permanent sulk with a clear ‘No Entry’ sign on it.’

Isla moves down with her parents from Scotland to England and instantly feels herself in an alien land. But then she meets Luke and slowly their friendship blossoms into love.


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Tide (Sarah Midnight #2) by Daniela Sacerdoti

17367487The “Sarah Midnight Triology” continues…

Sarah Midnight is no ordinary teenager. She is a demon hunter, caught up in one of the deadliest wars unknown to man. Orphaned at the age of sixteen, Sarah learned the family trade of hunting without her parents to guide her but under the watchful eye of her ‘cousin’, who was revealed to be Sean Hannay, no relative at all, but a dear friend of the real Harry Midnight.

Now, in the exciting sequel to “Dreams”, the fight continues. Sarah and Sean may have defeated the Scottish Valaya, but the rest of the war still rages on, and Sarah, Sean, Nicholas and their companions must unearth the identity and location of the Enemy – the leader of the demons – before the world plunges into the Time of Demons once more. Their quest leads them to Sarah’s family home, the Midnight mansion in Islay, and there they discover horrible truths about the demon ruler, his plans, and Sarah’s own personal history.

Along the way, Sarah must battle not only the demons but her hurt toward Sean and her feelings for the enigmatic Nicholas, who has plans of his own.


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The Angel Collector by Bali Rai

It’s eight months since Sophie went missing after attending a summer music festival. The police search has led nowhere and Jit, Sophie’s best friend and soulmate, is slowly going crazy not knowing what’s happened to her. He has to DO something. So he begins a search that will take him all over Britain, tracking down the people Sophie met at the festival, and following the clues he finds.

Jit’s search eventually takes him to the remote farmhouse in Scotland that is home to a racist cult. Surely he is close to finding the answers. But then everything falls into place, and the horrific and unimaginable truth comes to light…

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The Angel Collector is on our UKYA Top 100 list.