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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 would take
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 ... more

Aristotle and Dante Dive Into the Waters of the World - by Benjamin Alire Saenz - £8.99
The highly anticipated sequel to the beloved cult classic about family, friendship and first love, from award-winning author Benjamin Alire Sáenz. This lyrical novel will enrapture readers of Love, Simon, John Green and Call Me by Your Name.   ... more

Gay Club! - by Simon James Green - £8.99
A landmark comedic novel about a group of queer teens at their worst – and ultimately their best – from one of the UK’s leading writers of LGBTQ+ teen fiction.  Barney’s a shoo-in for his school’s LGBTQ+ Society President at the club ... more

When Our Worlds Collided - by Danielle Jawando - £7.99
A powerful coming-of-age story about chance encounters, injustice and how the choices that we make can completely change our future. The second YA novel from the critically acclaimed Danielle Jawando, perfect for fans of Angie Thomas, Gayle Foreman, ... more

Musical Truth: A Musical History of Modern Black Britain in 28 Songs - by Jeffrey Boakye, illustrated by Ngadi Smart - £7.99
Music can carry the stories of history like a message in a bottle. Lord Kitchener, Neneh Cherry, Smiley Culture, Stormzy... Groundbreaking musicians whose songs have changed the world. But how?  This exhilarating playlist tracks some of the key s ... more

Omar Rising - by Aisha Saeed - £6.99
In this compelling companion to the New York Times bestseller Amal Unbound, Omar finds a way to change the corrupt system in his new school.  Omar, the son of a servant, is thrilled when he gets a scholarship to an elite school. But he’s no ... more

Baby Love - by Jacqueline Wilson - £12.99
A heartbreaking, compelling and timely story for older readers about teen pregnancy, family trouble and unlikely friendships, set in 1960.   When Laura meets a French exchange student, Leon, she is flattered by his interest in her. She's ... more

Girl, Serpent, Thorn - by Melissa Bashardoust - £8.99
Sometimes the Princess is the monster.   From the author of Girls Made of Snow and Glass, this captivating and utterly original Persian-inspired fairy tale about a girl cursed to be poisonous to the touch is perfect for fans of Natasha Ngan and Na ... more

Heartstopper: Volume Four - by Alice Oseman - £10.99
*Soon to be a live-action Netflix series!*   Boy meets boy. Boys become friends. Boys fall in love. The bestselling LGBTQ+ graphic novel about life, love, and everything that happens in between: this is the fourth volume of the HEARTSTOPPER serie ... more

Me and White Supremacy (YA Edition) - by Layla Saad - £9.99
Me and White Supremacy has sold over 150,000 copies and was shortlisted for the Non-Fiction Book of the Year award at the British Book Awards. Now, with this YA edition, Layla will help younger readers to feel more confident talking about white supre ... more

Cats! Girlfriends And Catfriends - by Frederic Brremaud, Paola Antista and Cecilia Giumento - £12.99
Every day holds new surprises for best friends Manon, Erika, and Camille--after all, they have three rambunctious cats to look after! Join in on their adventures with this collection of short stories and get ready for some laugh-out-loud feline-fille ... more

Beasts of Prey - by Ayana Gray - £7.99
An unforgettable, New York Times bestselling fantasy adventure for fans of AN EMBER IN THE ASHES, SHADOW AND BONE and THE GILDED ONES. Soon to be a major Netflix movie.   Magic doesn't exist in the broken city of Lkossa anymore, especially for gir ... more

You're the One that I Want - by Simon James Green - £7.99
According to the rule, Freddie has to say “yes”.  Freddie is unremarkable – too unremarkable. He doesn’t stand out in any way, and in fact teachers and fellow students keep forgetting who he is. Even his mum thinks he’s a disappointment ... more

I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter - by Erika L. Sanchez - £8.99
SOON TO BE A NETFLIX FILM DIRECTED BY AMERICA FERRERA  The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian meets Jane the Virgin in this poignant but laugh-out-loud funny contemporary YA about losing a sister and finding yourself.  When her siste ... more

Art of Protest: What a Revolution Looks Like - by De Nichols - £16.99
Start making. Start changing the world.   From the psychedelic typography used in 'Make Love Not War' posters of the 60s, to the solitary raised fist, take a long, hard look at some of the most memorable and striking protest artwork from acr ... more

Young Oracle Tarot: An Initiation Into Tarot - by Suki Ferguson and Ana Novaes - £14.99
This enchanting treasury of all things tarot for readers aged 11 and up gives a fascinating insight into the history, secrets and practice of tarot.   Featuring a foil-detailed cover, a ribbon marker and stunning illustrations, Young Oracle Tarot ... more

Firekeeper's Daughter - by Angeline Boulley - £8.99
A ground-breaking YA thriller about a Native American teen who must root out the corruption in her community.  A Time magazine pick for Best YA of All Time Soon to be a Netflix series with the Obamas' Higher Ground Production Company Reese ... more

How to Be You: Stop Trying to Be Someone Else and Start Living Your Life - by Jeffrey Marsh - £12.99
Too short? Too weird? Too quiet? Not true. Let internet superstar Jeffrey Marsh help you end those negative thoughts and discover how wonderful you are.  Lighting the path to self-acceptance and self-compassion, Jeffrey Marsh helps you discover ... more

The Dark Lady - by Akala - £7.99
A natural storyteller with a vision of his own, The Dark Lady, Akala's debut novel for teens will enthuse and entertain teenagers and young adults, showing that reading is a true super-power.   A PICKPOCKET WITH AN EXCEPTIONAL GIFT A PRISONER OF ... more

Cats! Purrfect Strangers - by Frederic Brremaud, Paola Antista and Cecilia Giumento - £12.99
A collection of light-hearted short comic stories following the lives of three young women and their cats.   Best friends Manon, Erika, and Camille see adventure every day, but when all three become cat owners, everything changes--for better or f ... more

Here's To Us - by Becky Albertalli and Adam Silvera - £8.99
In the follow-up to their charming NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER, What If It’s Us, best friends Adam Silvera (They Both Die At The End) and Becky Albertalli (Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda) reunite to give Arthur and Ben another shot at true love.  ... more

If This Gets Out - by Sophie Gonzales and Cale Dietrich - £7.99
One of the world’s biggest boy bands. A secret love. What happens if the world finds out?  A queer YA boy band romance from Sophie Gonzales and Cale Dietrich, perfect for fans of Only Mostly Devastated and What If It’s Us.  Eighteen- ... more

The Sad Ghost Club: Volume Two - by Lize Meddings - £10.99
Ever felt anxious or alone? Like you don't belong anywhere? Like you're almost... invisible? Find your kindred spirits at The Sad Ghost Club. (You are not alone. Shhh. Pass it on.) When two strangers meet at a party and realise they both feel dif ... more

When Shadows Fall - by Sita Brahmachari, illustrated by Natalie Sirett - £12.99
The Times’ Best Books for Children 2021   Kai, Orla and Zak grew up together, their days spent on the patch of wilderness in between their homes, a small green space in a sprawling grey city. Music, laughter and friendship bind them toge ... more

Hani and Ishu's Guide to Fake Dating - by Adiba Jaigirdar - £7.99
Hani and Ishu couldn't be less alike - and they definitely don't like each other. But when fates collide and they pretend to date each other, things start to get messy... A heart-warming queer YA love story for fans of Becky Albertalli.  Ever ... more

Grown: The Black Girls' Guide to Glowing Up - by Melissa Cummings-Quarry and Natalie A Carter, illustrated by Docas Magbadelo - £12.99
Your big sis in book form, Grown is the ultimate fully illustrated guide to navigating life as a Black teenage girl.  With a foreword from the inimitable Spice Girl Melanie Brown and contributions from inspirational Black women such as Diane ... more

Afterlove - by Tanya Byrne - £7.99
THE LESBIAN LOVE STORY YOU'VE BEEN DYING TO READ.   Ash Persaud is about to become a reaper in the afterlife, but she is determined to see her first love Poppy Morgan again, the only thing that separates them is death. Car headlights.The last ... more

This Poison Heart - by Kalynn Bayron - £7.99
"Kalynn Bayron does more than re-write a fairy-tale ... She breaks it apart and rebuilds it into a wholly original and captivating story where girls finally decide for themselves who lives happily ever after"(Brigid Kemmerer) Ever since she can re ... more

The Henna Wars - by Adiba Jaigirdar - £7.99
Nishat and Flavia are rivals at school, but Nishat can't help the secret crush burning in her heart - even though her parents disapprove of the fact she likes girls. Can she possibly find her happy ever after?   A gorgeous, heart-warming, que ... more

Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe - by Benjamin Alire Saenz - £7.99
Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe is the beloved cult classic about family, friendship and first love, from award-winning author Benjamin Alire Saenz. This lyrical novel will enrapture readers of Adam Silvera (They Both Die at ... more

Hurricane Child - by Kacen Callender - £6.99
Winner of the Stonewall Book Award and the Lambda Literary Award By National Book Award winner Kacen Callender, this exquisite novel reminds us that grief and love can open the world in mystical ways.   Caroline Murphy is a Hurricane Child.  Bei ... more

Felix Ever After - by Kacen Callender - £7.99
From award-winning author Kacen Callender comes a revelatory YA novel about a transgender teen grappling with identity and self-discovery while falling in love for the first time.   Felix Love has never been in love - and, yes, he's painfully ... more

What Love Looks Like - by Jarlath Gregory - £8.99
When Ireland voted to let gay people get married, my stepdad hugged me and said, 'Your turn next, Ben! Get yourself a boyfriend. Make us proud.' So I decided to try.   Ben is 17, gay, and happy most of the time.  He's finished school and is ... more

Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Boy - by Emmanuel Acho - £7.99
"What terms are acceptable now to refer to black people and why has that changed over time?"  "If the N word is such a bad word, why do my black friends use it all the time?"  "How has systemic racism gotten so out of hand and how did ... more

Love Frankie - by Jacqueline Wilson - £7.99
GROWING UP. FALLING IN LOVE. COMING OUT.  Frankie is nearly fourteen and teenage life certainly comes with its ups and downs. Her mum is seriously ill with MS and Frankie can feel herself growing up quickly, no thanks to Sally and her gang of bul ... more

The Outrage - by William Hussey - £7.99
"You know, when you live in a time of progress, it seems that progress is the only possible way. The idea that everything we'd gained, all of those hard-won rights, could be taken away from us, and that open minds could be closed again? But then the ... more

The Black Friend: On Being a Better White Person - by Frederick Joseph - £8.99
"The Black Friend is THE book everyone needs to read right now... Read it, absorb it, and be changed because of it."(Angie Thomas, author of The Hate U Give) Speaking directly to the reader, Frederick Joseph offers powerful reflections on his own ... more

Proud of Me - by Sarah Hagger-Holt - £6.99
An accessible child-centred story about self-acceptance and the importance of opening up to those closest to you.   Becky and Josh are almost-twins, with two mums and the same anonymous donor dad. Josh can't wait until he's eighteen, the legal ag ... more

All Boys Aren't Blue - by George M. Johnson - £8.99
This powerful YA memoir-manifesto follows journalist and LGBTQ+ activist George M. Johnson as they explore their childhood, adolescence, and college years, growing up under the duality of being black and queer.   From memories of getting thei ... more

Bad Habits - by Flynn Meaney - £7.99
Hilarious, bold, sparky and surprising, this is the funniest feminist book you'll read all year.   Alex is a rebel with a purple fauxhawk and biker boots. St Mary's Catholic School is a strict boarding school where she's currently trapped. ... more

The Gilded Ones - by Namina Forna - £8.99
The must-read new bold and immersive West African-inspired fantasy series, as featured on Cosmo, Bustle, Book Riot and Refinery 29.  In this world, girls are outcasts by blood and warriors by choice, perfect for fans of Children of Blood and Bon ... more

The Sad Ghost Club: Volume 1 - by Lize Meddings - £10.99
Ever felt anxious or alone? Like you don't belong anywhere? Like you're almost... invisible? Find your kindred spirits at The Sad Ghost Club.   (You are not alone. Shhh. Pass it on.)  This is the story of one of those days - a day so bad you ca ... more

What We're Scared Of - by Keren David - £7.99
Evie and Lottie are twin sisters, but they couldn't be more different. Evie's sharp and funny. Lottie's a day-dreamer. Evie's the fighter, Lottie's the peace-maker.   What they do have in common is their Jewishness - even though the family is ... more

The Life I'm In - by Sharon G. Flake - £7.99
The powerful and long-anticipated companion to The Skin I'm In, Sharon Flake's bestselling modern classic, presents the unflinching story of Char, a young woman trapped in the underworld of human trafficking.   My feet are heavy as stones when I ... more

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