Fiction - Young Adult (37)

Surrender Your Sons

ISBN: 9781635830613

Author: Adam Sass    Publisher: North Star Editions

Connor Major's summer break is turning into a nightmare. His SAT scores bombed, the old man he delivers meals to died, and when he came out to his religious zea...


Connor Major's summer break is turning into a nightmare. His SAT scores bombed, the old man he delivers meals to died, and when he came out to his religious zealot mother, she had him kidnapped and shipped off to a secluded island. His final destination: Nightlight Ministries, a conversion therapy camp that will be his new home until he "changes." But Connor's troubles are only beginning. At Nightlight, everyone has something to hide--from the campers to the "converted" staff and cagey camp director--and it quickly becomes clear that no one is safe. Connor plans to escape and bring the other kidnapped teens with him. But first, he's exposing the camp's horrible truths for what they are--and taking this place down.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 392


Dimensions: 134 x 205 mm


Publication Date: 15-08-2020


$34.99
The Secrets of Star Whales

ISBN: 9781631634413

Author: Rebecca Thorne    Publisher: North Star Editions

On the small space station Azura, Maxion Belmont is constantly torn between his two passions--engineering and music. Both are hobbies handed down from his fathe...


On the small space station Azura, Maxion Belmont is constantly torn between his two passions--engineering and music. Both are hobbies handed down from his father, which is bittersweet since his death two years ago. While his hydrodriver is great for repairing starship parts, his father's old string instrument tugs at the latent grief Max hides from his mom and classmates with each chord he strums. When a foreign starship appears on the horizon, Azura welcomes their first tourist in years. But there's something weird about Mr. Hames, the stranger-turned-substitute teacher. He has no idea how to teach and keeps raving about the existence of alien creatures in the vacuum of space: star whales. As Max and the rest of Mr. Hames's class-turned-starship crew begin to uncover the mysteries of the star whales, they discover they aren't the only ones looking for the elusive creatures--and not every whaler has good intentions.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 228


Dimensions: 134 x 205 mm


Publication Date: 30-03-2021


$24.99
DUE > 31st Jul 2021
Story Magic

ISBN: 9781631634390

Author: Laurel Gale    Publisher: North Star Editions

Girls are forbidden to practice story magic. Only bad things happen when they do. Everyone knows this, but that doesn't stop twelve-year-old Kaya A'Dor from lea...


Girls are forbidden to practice story magic. Only bad things happen when they do. Everyone knows this, but that doesn't stop twelve-year-old Kaya A'Dor from learning the basics from her older brother Hob. The trick is to sense a listener, one of the magical beings that inhabit the world, and tell it a story. If the listener is pleased and likes the story, it will allow the storyteller to work magic. Although Kaya knows the risks, she attempts a little story magic to impress Hob. When Hob is taken prisoner in Prima, the faraway capital city, Kaya is convinced it's her fault, either because someone discovered what she was doing or because the bad luck has found her. Desperate to save her brother, Kaya will do anything to make it to Prima, including story magic. With each story she tells, her ability to wield story magic grows--and she soon begins to wonder if her brother's imprisonment was really her fault or something else entirely. Each story brings her one step closer to finding Hob and leaving behind everything she's ever known.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 224


Dimensions: 134 x 205 mm


Publication Date: 27-10-2020


$24.99
DUE > 20th Jan 2021
Facing The Shadow : Dreamweavers Book 3

ISBN: 9780473534028

Author: Isa Pearl Ritchie    Publisher: Te Ra Aroha Press

rom the outside, Awa seems like a normal teen, struggling with anxiety over school and friendships. However, secretly, she holds a rare power. She is a Dreamwea...


rom the outside, Awa seems like a normal teen, struggling with anxiety over school and friendships. However, secretly, she holds a rare power. She is a Dreamweaver, one who walks between worlds: that of waking life and the Dreamrealm. Now, she’s finally managed to master some of her powers and alchemise the shadow fragments that were plaguing the beautiful Dreamrealm, but she knows there’s so much more that has to be done in order to face the terrifying Shadow. Awa loves exploring the Dreamrealm. She develops the power to visit her school friends in their dreams, even though they don't know she's a Dreamweaver. That backfires when her best friend Ella is kidnapped in a dream, causing her to come down with a mysterious illness in her waking life. Awa must do everything she can to save Ella... but she has no idea what! And to make matters worse, Veila, her friend and guide, has gone missing. Awa knows she must act quickly because Ella and Veila's lives are at stake, and she's going to need all the help she can get, even if that means recruiting her other friends to help! "A series to get kids hooked" - The Sapling


Bind: paperback


Pages: 236


Dimensions: 127 x 203 mm


Publication Date: 01-10-2020


$23.99
Ted and His Time Travelling Toilet : Tudor Tangle

ISBN: 9781782703853

Author: Steven Vinacour    Publisher: Award Publications

When Ted accidentally discovers (don't ask!) that his toilet allows him to travel back in time to any point in history, his (slightly soggy) discoveries are onl...


When Ted accidentally discovers (don't ask!) that his toilet allows him to travel back in time to any point in history, his (slightly soggy) discoveries are only just beginning. Join Ted on his fully immersive adventure through time as he flushes himself back to Tudor times and an encounter with Henry VIII!


Bind: paperback


Pages: 208


Dimensions: 129 x 198 mm


Publication Date: 25-02-2021


$17.99
Sea of Kings

ISBN: 9781631634437

Author: Melissa Hope    Publisher: North Star Editions

Thirteen-year-old Prince Noa has hated the ocean since the day it caused his mother's death. But staying away from the sea isn't easy on his tropical island hom...


Thirteen-year-old Prince Noa has hated the ocean since the day it caused his mother's death. But staying away from the sea isn't easy on his tropical island home, where he's stuck trying to keep up with his dim-witted and overconfident younger brother Dagan--the brawn to Noa's brains. When a vengeful pirate lays siege to their home, Noa and Dagan narrowly escape with their lives. Armed with a stolen ship, a haphazardly assembled crew, and a magical map that makes as much sense as slugs in a salt bath, the brothers set sail for the realm's other kingdoms in search of help. But navigating the sea proves deadlier than Noa's worst fears. To free his home, Noa must solve the map's confusing charts and confront the legendary one-eyed pirate before an evil force spreads across the realm and destroys the very people Noa means to protect.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 344


Dimensions: 133 x 203 mm


Publication Date: 27-04-2021


$27.99
DUE > 31st Jul 2021
The Other Sister

ISBN: 9780473579579

Author: Philippa Werry    Publisher: Pipi Press

When I set off in my brand-new uniform, I imagined everyone thinking: “There goes Tilly Thomas with her smart-girl scholarship.” Or maybe: “There goes Til...


When I set off in my brand-new uniform, I imagined everyone thinking: “There goes Tilly Thomas with her smart-girl scholarship.” Or maybe: “There goes Tilly Thomas with her poor-person’s scholarship because her family can’t afford the fees, and she has holes in her shoes.” Or: “There goes Tilly Thomas, she’s not as smart as she thinks she is.” Tilly Thomas dreams of doing something remarkable. Her big sister, Beaty, became the town’s first telegram girl during the grim years of World War One, and now Tilly wants to make her mark too. January 1920 heralds the start of a new decade, promising fresh opportunities for girls like Tilly. But her dreams seem impossible to reach, outweighed by all the things that girls can’t or aren’t supposed to do. The war is over, but its shadow still darkens the town. Returned servicemen struggle to fit back into their old lives. Some have shell shock while others are crippled or blinded. Tilly must work out what it means to grow up in a world shattered by war and a pandemic, in a society where opportunities for women are still hard-won. And, like any fourteen year-old, she faces uncertainty and confusion about what sort of person she wants to be, how to get there, and how to believe in herself.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 324


Dimensions: 128 x 198 mm


Publication Date: 20-09-2021


$25.00
Into The Labyrinth (Dreamweavers Book 2)

ISBN: 9780473505479

Author: Isa Pearl Ritchie    Publisher: Te Ra Aroha Press

A sound broke through the usual calm—the same cracking sound I had heard while I was awake!  The fragments Awa Bryant trapped just after she learned she was...


A sound broke through the usual calm—the same cracking sound I had heard while I was awake!  The fragments Awa Bryant trapped just after she learned she was a long-awaited-for Dreamweaver are terrifyingly close to breaking free – so close that even in the waking world she can hear their efforts to crack their giant glass dome prison. Veila the Dreamcharmer is training her to use her powers, but Awa is impatient, distracted and still struggling with anxiety in her waking life. Yet, the threat grows stronger. She learns from Veila and the Priestess Tree that she must find the mysterious Dreamrealm labyrinth in order to master her powers and learn to alchemise the fragments before they can do more harm.   Even with the training and the guidance she’s received, can she succeed in her quest and defeat them before the marvellous Dreamrealm is destroyed?


Bind: paperback


Pages: 204


Dimensions: 127 x 203 mm


Publication Date: 20-02-2020


$22.99
Off Script

ISBN: 9781635830484

Author: Kate Watson    Publisher: North Star Editions

Emma gets a Hollywood-tinged, feminist update in this funny and fierce retelling of Austen’s classic about a well-intentioned but tragically misguided matchma...


Emma gets a Hollywood-tinged, feminist update in this funny and fierce retelling of Austen’s classic about a well-intentioned but tragically misguided matchmaker. The summer after her first year of college, teen starlet Emma Crawford returns home to Manhattan to prepare for the role of a lifetime—and play career matchmaker to her friends. When Emma’s search for an assistant leads her to the wide-eyed Brittany Smith, Emma sees the big screen in the girl’s future. And because Emma knows best, she’s sure that steering Brittany onto the right path is all she needs to do to make her a star—even if Brittany doesn’t know it yet. Emma’s plans start to unravel, however, when professional soccer player Liam Price reenters her life. Not only is Liam her former best friend’s older brother, but he’s gorgeous, smart, and has no problem pointing out the (totally exaggerated) flaws in Emma’s plans. But as Emma comes in close contact with the darker side of Hollywood, she starts to question the glamorous world she’s always known and realizes her role in it needs to change—if she can find the courage to go off script.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 344


Dimensions: 134 x 205 mm


Publication Date: 21-01-2020


$34.99
Things I'd Rather Do Than Die

ISBN: 9781635830224

Author: Christine Hurley Deriso    Publisher: North Star Editions

Jade Fulton and Ethan Garrett are opposites in every sense of the word. Ethan is an all-American poster boy--a star athlete dating the most popular girl in scho...


Jade Fulton and Ethan Garrett are opposites in every sense of the word. Ethan is an all-American poster boy--a star athlete dating the most popular girl in school and a devout Christian. Jade keeps mostly to herself. She abhors joining "things," hates everyone at their high school except her best friend, Gia, and considers herself agnostic. When Ethan and Jade find themselves locked in an aerobics room overnight, their confinement forces them to push past the labels they've given each other. Jock. Loner. Jesus freak. Skeptic. Golden boy. Intellectual. Amid hours of arguing, philosophizing, and silly game playing, Ethan and Jade learn there's a lot more to the other person than meets the eye. After that night, life returns to normal and each goes back to their regular lives. Still, neither one can shake the unexpected bond they formed and they can't help but question what they've been taught to believe, who they want to be, and where their hearts truly lie.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 368


Dimensions: 134 x 205 mm


Publication Date: 30-11-2018


$27.99
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