Category:

 Staff Picks - Young Adults

Series:Skulduggery Pleasant

The skeleton detective is coming back to life... again! It's the tenth, triumphant novel in the Skulduggery Pleasant series, and it will rearrange your world. Skulduggery and Valkyrie are back in the tenth instalment in the bestselling Skulduggery ... read more

Resurrection (Skulduggery Pleasant #10)

A powerful and brave YA novel about what prejudice looks like in the 21st century. Sixteen-year-old Starr lives in two worlds: the poor neighbourhood where she was born and raised and her posh high school in the suburbs. The uneasy balance between them is shattered whe... read more

The Hate u Give (T.H.U.G.)

Category:

 Staff Picks - Young Adults

Awards:Shortlisted for NZ Young Adult Awards 2017 Copyright Licensing NZ Young Adult Fiction Award

This gripping, page-turning fantasy adventure follows a dangerous quest through a divided world. From the high reaches of a tree, Fliss watches the soldiers attempting yet again to break through the invisible wall. Amid the explosions, a drummer boy tries to escape. A... read more

The Severed Land

Category:

 Chapter Books

Series:Lockwood & Co

Lucy has left Lockwood Co. A freelance operative, she is hiring herself out to other agencies - agencies that might value her ever-improving skills. But now Lockwood needs her help. Penelope Fittes, leader of the well-renowned Fittes Agency wants Lockwood Co.... read more

The Creeping Shadow (Lockwood & Co #4)

Category:

 Staff Picks - Young Adults

Reading Level:Teen - Grade 7-9, Age 12-14

A wealthy family. A deadly secret. A young woman with more to lose than she knows. Josephine Montfort is from one of New York's oldest, most respected, and wealthiest families. Like most well-off girls of the Gilded Age, her future looks set - after a finishing sc... read more

These Shallow Graves

Category:

 Real World

Awards:Shortlisted for Queensland Premier's Literary Awards: Best Young Adult Book 2016.

Alice is fifteen, with hair as red as fire and skin as pale as bone, but something inside her is broken.
She has an acquired brain injury, the result of an assault, and her words come out slow and slurred. But when she writes, heartwords fly from her pen. She wr... read more

The Stars at Oktober Bend

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 Staff Picks - Young Adults

Series:Running Girl
Awards:Shortlisted for Costa Children's Book Award 2015.

Meet Garvie Smith - charming, brilliant and completely bone idle. If anything can get his attention, it might just be a murder. What sort of girl was gorgeous Chloe Dow? Not the sort to disappear without a trace. What sort of policeman is workaholic Detective Inspector ... read more

Running Girl (#1)

Category:

 Sci-Fi/Fantasy

Series:Leviathan Trilogy

It is the cusp of World War 1, and all the European powers are arming up. The Austro-Hungarians and Germans have their Clankers, steam-driven iron machines loaded with guns and ammunition. The British Darwinists employ fabricated animals as their weaponry. The Leviathan is a livi... read more

 A rip-roaring good adventure with a hint of steampunk - Wardini loved it so much he got the sequel Behemoth for Christmas.

Leviathan (#1)
$17.99(NZD) inc GST

Category:

 Sci-Fi/Fantasy

Series:Red Queen
Reading Level:Teen - Grade 7-9, Age 12-14

This is a world divided by blood - red or silver.
The Reds are commoners, ruled by a Silver elite in possession of god-like superpowers. And to Mare Barrow, a seventeen-year-old Red girl from the poverty-stricken Stilts, it seems like nothing will ever change.
That is, u... read more

Red Queen (#1)
$19.99(NZD) inc GST

Category:

 Staff Picks - Young Adults

Reading Level:14 – 17
Awards:Shortlisted for Waterstones Children's Book Prize: Older Fiction 2016.

A story of first love, family, loss, and betrayal told from different points in time, and in separate voices, by artists Jude and her twin brother Noah. Jude and her twin brother, Noah, are incredibly close. At thirteen, isolated Noah draws constantly and is fall... read more

I'll Give You the Sun