UKYA

Celebrating Young Adult fiction by UK authors


Blood Tracks by Paula Rawsthorne

17296392Gina is a runner. With her feet pounding the ground and her dad watching, she feels as though she can fly. But when her dad dies in dramatic circumstances, Gina refuses to accept the explanations she is given.

Struggling to find the truth, Gina finds herself plunged into a world far removed from the one she has known; a world of lies, crime and betrayal. A world that will make her question everyone and everything around her. And a world she can’t run from.

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COMING SOON: Conspiracy Girl by Sarah Alderson

22449950Everybody knows about the Cooper Killings – the Bel Air home invasion that rocked the nation.

There was only one survivor – a sixteen year-old girl.

And though the killers were caught they walked free.

Now eighteen, Nic Preston – the girl who survived – is trying hard to rebuild her life. She’s security conscious to the point of paranoia and her only friend is a French Mastiff bulldog, but she’s making progress. She’s started college in New York and has even begun dating.

But then one night her apartment is broken into and the life Nic’s worked so hard to create is shattered in an instant.

Finn Carter – hacker, rule breaker, player – is the last person Nic ever wants to see again. He’s the reason her mother’s killers walked free from court. But as the people hunting her close in, Nic has to accept that her best and possibly only chance of staying alive is by keeping close to Finn and learning to trust the person she’s sworn to hate.

Fleeing across a snowbound New England, frantically trying to uncover the motive behind the murders, Nic and Finn come to realize the conspiracy is bigger than they could ever have suspected. But the closer they get to the truth and the closer they get to each other, the greater the danger becomes.

To survive she has to stay close to him.

To keep her safe he has to keep his distance.

Expected publication: February 12th 2015 by Simon & Schuster


Forget Me Never by Gina Blaxill

15705883When Sophie’s cousin Danielle dies after a fall from her balcony, the police dismiss her death as suicide. She had broken up with her boyfriend and had suffered from depression in the past. Sophie isn’t so sure, however, and when she finds a memory stick in a pair of Dani’s old jeans, some new photos and information come to light that point to something more sinister.

Sophie and her friend Reece investigate further and soon find out that Dani was involved with something very dark and very dangerous. As Sophie and Reece become more and more deeply involved they put themselves in huge danger too, accessing secret data, facing kidnap attempts, and worse.

And as they uncover the terrible truth about what really happened to Dani, Sophie and Reece must also face their feelings for each other.


Out of Control by Sarah Alderson

16080353When 17 year old Liva witnesses a brutal murder she’s taken into police custody for her own protection. But when the police station is attacked and bullets start flying it becomes clear that Liva is not just a witness, she’s a target.

Together with a car thief called Jay, Liva manages to escape the massacre but now the two of them are alone in New York, trying to outrun and outwit two killers who will stop at nothing to find them.

When you live on the edge, there’s a long way to fall.


Wish Me Dead by Helen Grant

wish-me-dead-200I never even meant the first one. Now I bitterly regret visiting the cursed witch’s house, deep in the forest. It’s where I made my wishes.

I wished Klara Klein dead. It came true.

I wished for the most gorgeous boy in town to finally notice me.

It came true.

I wished to be rid of the poisonous busybody who destroyed my family.

It came true.

I didn’t mean for this to happen. Not me, the Steffi Nett, the shy one who never says anything. But as the body count increases with every wish I make…

Who else could it be?