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The Space Between Here and Now by Sarah Suk

The Space Between Here and Now by Sarah Suk

Aimee Roh has Sensory Time Warp Syndrome. Whenever she smells a distinctive scent, she is immediately cast back in ...
Archives of Despair by Caleb Finn

Archives of Despair by Caleb Finn

Caleb Finn’s name is associated with TikTok and short, cinematic horror films. This collection of 10 scary stories ...
Wish of the Wicked by Danielle Paige 

Wish of the Wicked by Danielle Paige 

ABOUT THE BOOK  For centuries, Farrow’s family – the Entente – have been magical advisors to the Queen. Their ...
The Only Girl in Town by Ally Condie    

The Only Girl in Town by Ally Condie    

In the small US town of Lithia, a group of girls run in the cross-country team for their local high school. July ...
How To Love by Alex Norris

How To Love by Alex Norris

Oh my goodness, this book is so clever and readable and, well, cute! Written in a graphic-style type of ...
What The River Knows by Isabel Ibañez

What The River Knows by Isabel Ibañez

Inez Olivera is the daughter of two archaeologists and yearns to go with them to Egypt and catalogue the ancient ...
The Changing Man by Tomi Oyemakinde

The Changing Man by Tomi Oyemakinde

Aclaimed fable called ‘The Changing Man’ is thought to be the cause of students going missing and then reappearing ...
Tonight, I Burn by Katharine J Adams

Tonight, I Burn by Katharine J Adams

I did not expect anything that happened in this book, it surprised me in the most delicious way again and ...
Inkflower by Suzy Zail

Inkflower by Suzy Zail

Lisa’s father needs to tell the story of his childhood, his time in a concentration camp as a young boy. How he ...
Borderland by Graham Akhurst

Borderland by Graham Akhurst

Borderland is an interesting novel, which looks at belonging, environmental issues, and Aboriginal dreaming ...
Glimpse by Jane Higgins

Glimpse by Jane Higgins

Jonah is a pizza delivery guy who lives in a place people call the D-Zone (Demolition Zone). The D-Zone is a ...
Never A Hero by Vanessa Len

Never A Hero by Vanessa Len

Never a Hero is the pulse-racing sequel to Only a Monster. Hidden worlds dwell in the shadows, monsters with ...
The Third Daughter by Adrienne Tooley

The Third Daughter by Adrienne Tooley

Fantasy. Mystery. Magic. Great villains. A sapphic love story. This book has EVERYTHING! In the kingdom of ...
Warrior Girl Unearthed by Angeline Boulley

Warrior Girl Unearthed by Angeline Boulley

Warrior Girl Unearthed is a mystery that explores the ethical injustice experienced by the Indigenous American ...
She Is A Haunting by Trang Thanh Tran

She Is A Haunting by Trang Thanh Tran

This is an atmospheric horror novel with chilling and immersive imagery. Jade Nguyen is staying with her sister ...
A Hunger of Thorns by Lili Wilkinson

A Hunger of Thorns by Lili Wilkinson

This novel follows the venturesome teen Maude on her journey to find her childhood best friend, Odette, who has ...
This Spells Trouble by Paul Collins & Sean McMullen

This Spells Trouble by Paul Collins & Sean McMullen

This Spells Trouble is an exciting middle-grade fantasy set in the land of Dravinia. The story centres around ...
The Lorikeet Tree by Paul Jennings

The Lorikeet Tree by Paul Jennings

Paul Jennings is probably best known for his humorous, quirky short stories and the television series ‘Round the ...
The Left-Handed Booksellers of London by Garth Nix

The Left-Handed Booksellers of London by Garth Nix

In the 1980s, London is a place where magic is real. The story follows Susan Arkshaw, an 18-year-old woman who ...
Warrior Girl Unearthed by Angeline Boulley

Warrior Girl Unearthed by Angeline Boulley

When Perry Firekeeper-Birch’s plans of a lazy summer holiday are interrupted by her aunt, she takes on several ...
Where The Light Goes by Sara Barnard

Where The Light Goes by Sara Barnard

Where the Light Goes follows teenager Emmy Beck in the loss of her celebrity sister to suicide. Readers join Emmy ...

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