Young Adults


Whether you're a book geek or a casual reader, we'll keep you up-to-date with news and reviews of what's arriving on our shelves in the world of YA



Botanical Beauty : 80 essential recipies for natural spa products

Soak, scrub, and soothe your way to relaxation with simple homemade beauty recipes using some of nature's best ingredients such as beeswax, sugar, coconut oil, shea butter, avocado, sea salt, essential oils, from award-winning author Aubre Andrus. Nourish and pamper yourself from head to toe with these organic, handmade recipes and crafts, or package them as a gift to share a fresh, fun spa experience.


Making it on my own : 52 smart ways to smash it in the real world : a young adults' guide to independence

Are you ready to leave home and lead an independent and successful life? This easy to read book contains 52 principles, strategies and ideas to give you the competitive edge for the next exciting chapter of your life. Written by MIOMO programme founder and New Zealand author, Yvonne Godfrey.



Letters to the Lost, by Brigid Kemmerer

Juliet Young always writes letters to her mother, a world-traveling photojournalist. Even after her mother's death, she leaves letters at her grave. It's the only way Juliet can cope.

Declan Murphy isn't the sort of guy you want to cross. In the midst of his court-ordered community service at the local cemetery, he's trying to escape the demons of his past.

When Declan reads a haunting letter left beside a grave, he can't resist writing back. Soon, he's opening up to a perfect stranger, and their connection is immediate. But neither Declan nor Juliet knows that they're not actually strangers. When life at school interferes with their secret life of letters, sparks will fly as Juliet and Declan discover truths that might tear them apart.


Dividing Eden, by Joelle Charbonneau

From the author of the New York Times bestselling The Testing trilogy comes a sweeping new fantasy series.

Twins Carys and Andreus were never destined to rule Eden, and as sister and brother,they have always kept each other safe. But with their country and their hearts divided, they will discover exactly what each will do to win the crown. How long before suspicion takes hold and the thirst for power leads to the ultimate betrayal?


Spontaneous, by Aaron Starmer

Mara Carlyle's senior year is going as normally as could be expected, until- wa-bam!-fellow senior Katelyn Ogden explodes during third period pre-calc. Katelyn is the first, but she won't be the last senior to blow up without warning or explanation. Mara narrates the end of their world as she knows it while trying to make it to graduation in one piece.

Aaron Starmer defies every rule in Spontaneous, but beneath the outrageous is a ridiculously funny, super honest, and truly moving exemplar of the absurd and raw truths of being a teenager in the twenty-first century-and the heartache of saying good-bye.


After witnessing her friend's death at the hands of a police officer, Starr Carter's life is complicated when the police and a local drug lord try to intimidate her in an effort to learn what happened the night Kahlil died. The Hate You Give is a powerful and affecting debut novel, delving into growing up in an America beset with racism and systemic injustice.




The Breakfast Club meets Pretty Little Liars - One of Us Is Lying is the story of what happens when five strangers walk into detention and only four walk out alive. Everyone is a suspect, and everyone has something to hide. 

Everyone has secrets, right? What really matters is how far you would go to protect them.


The bestselling author of Anatomy of Misfit and The Fall of Butterflies, Andrea Portes, is back with another irresistible snarky heroine in Liberty

If your journalist parents are dead—or “probably dead”—why not become a spy and an assassin? Maybe, you can be a hero too.




When St Hilda's establishes a Year 10 Wellness Program in response to the era of cyber-bullying, three girls are thrown together and an unlikely friendship is sparked. One thing they have in common: each is targeted by PSST, a site devoted to gossip and slander that must have a source within St Hilda's. Who can you trust when rumour is the new truth? Take Three Girls is a collaboration between award-winning authors Cath Crowley, Simmone Howell and Fiona Wood has themes of friendship, feminism, identity and belonging.


When Gwendolyn Bloom realizes that her father has been kidnapped, she has to take matters into her own hands. She traces him from New York City across the dark underbelly of Europe, taking on a new identity to survive in a world of brutal criminal masterminds. As she slowly leaves behind her schoolgirl self, she realizes that she must learn the terrifying truth about herself. To overcome the cruelty she encounters, she must also embrace it. Cruelty is book one in a new series from Scott Bergstrom.