We have some great new titles just in today in the Senior Library.
A Semi-definitive List of Worst Nightmares by Krystal Sutherland.
This book is delicious. It’s the story of Esther Solar who comes from a family who believes they are all cursed and destined to die from their greatest fears. When Esther comes face-to-face with Jonah Smallwood, a boy from her past, he encourages her to face her fears— one terrifying nightmare at a time. Funny, moving, romantic, tragic, quirky, this wonderful novel is peppered with bizarre and lovable characters and a few surprising twists.
Maybe is the latest title from Morris Gleitzman, the next chapter in the story of Felix, hero of Once, Then, After, Soon and Now. Set in 1946, Felix is now fourteen and is offered a trip to Australia—maybe this new country will be a home for Felix, if he can escape his past.
Beautiful Mess is the winner of the 2016 Text Prize for YA and Children’s Writing and it’s a fantastic debut from Claire Christian, who is our featured author this month. It’s the story of Ava, who has lost her best friend to suicide and she’s a mess of anger, despair and grief. It’s the story of Gideon, who is a mess of anxiety and shyness that manifests in self-harm. It’s the story of how these two beautiful, messy people save each other. Compelling and so, so readable.
Genuine Fraud is the new novel from international sensation, E. Lockhart (We Were Liars). The novel is a psychological thriller that grips you from the start— which is really the end—as we uncover the truth about the morally dubious Jule. There are twists and turns galore. Even if you guess the ending (or the beginning…), the journey there is full of surprises.
The Fifth Room by A.J. Rushby is also a thriller, one which looks at issues around medical and scientific ethics. These issues are raised through the story of Miri, a brilliant young medical student who finds herself chosen by the Society, an illustrious medical research organisation. How far is Miri willing to go for her career?
The Book of Secrets is the first title in a new series called Ateban Cipher, written by A.L. Tait, whose previous series, The Mapmaker Chronicles, was a huge hit. This latest series centres on a mysterious book written in code and the orphan boy on a quest to uncover its secrets.