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I must admit that at first I was put off from reading this book, as I thought three authors in the mix might end in a book that was inconsistent or bland (from authors having to agree to the consensus). But I’m so pleased I decided to read it despite my misgivings! Tak...

Air Born thrills from the opening pages.  17-year-old Tyler has been experiencing back pain, but it has been ignoring it as he doesn’t want to miss out on doing his first solo skydive. But during his skydive, the completely unexpected happens when wings emerge from his...

Pieces of You is a page-turning and compelling young adult novel that I hope every teenager, and their parents, will read. Fifteen-year-old Rebecca McQuilten moves with her parents from Dunedin to Auckland. She desperately misses her old friends and feels very lonely....

With shades of Clave of the Cave Bears and The Hunger Games, Slave Power is the first in a new series. Set in the East of the Black Sea around 300 BC, this is a tale of Amazon Tribes under threat from slave traders who are showing no mercy as they attack the peaceful t...

 

My Sister Lives on the Mantelpiece by Annabel Pitcher

 

This is an extraordinary novel – one that captivated me from the opening line to the heart-felt ending. Written from the point of view of a 10-year-old boy, James, it tells the story of a family that has fallen to...

 

Rosebush by Michele Jaffe

 

This is a young adult novel that is quite different from anything else being published currently. Jane is one of the popular girls at her high school – she’s beautiful and smart and other girls envy her looks, her life and her dreamboat boyfr...

 

Think Yourself Gorgeous by Anita Naik

 

This is a wonderful non-fiction book that I would recommend for all pre-teen and teenage girls. Written by an experienced agony aunt, Anita Naik has created an accessible and easy-to-read guide that will help teenage girls deal wi...

 

Prophecy of the Sisters by Michelle Zink

 

This young adult gothic thriller is a compelling and atmospheric read. The book was discovered by the same editor who championed the Stephenie Meyer Twilight series and is a great read that will appeal to anyone who enjoys a we...

 

Immortal Beloved by Cate Tiernan

 

If you have had enough of vampires and werewolves, but still fancy reading something a little other-worldly then Immortal Beloved is the book for you. It’s a new young adult novel that will appeal not just to teenagers, but readers of...

 

She is not Invisible by Marcus Sedgwick

 

Laureth Peak’s father is a famous writer, best known for his books that he used to write that are popular and funny. But for years he’s been obsessed with writing a novel about coincidence. His wife thinks he has lost his mind....

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