What would you give for the chance to live again?
Beauty Sleep by Kathryn Evans is a darkly twisted thriller plunging a pre-tech girl into a futuristic world.
Who am I? What am I? When am I? Laura can't remember who she is. But the rest of the world knows. Because Laura is famous - a dying girl who was frozen until she could be cured. A real-life Sleeping Beauty. But what happens when you wake up one day and the world has moved on forty years? Could you build a new life - while solving the mystery of what happened to the old one? A darkly twisted thriller plunging a pre-tech girl into a futuristic world.
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Holly Bourne is something special, she's got it. Patrick Ness
An absolute blast - breakneck pace, great characters, loads of fun. Will Hill, author of After the Fire
There's only one way for a Jewish orphan spy to survive at a school for the Nazi elite. And that's to become a monster like them...
Shortlisted for the 2018 Costa Children's Book Award. Nominated for the CILIP Carnegie Medal 2019 Longlisted for the Branford Boase Award 2019 A teenage spy. A Nazi boarding school. The performance of a lifetime. Sarah has played many roles – but now she faces her most challenging of all. Because there's only one way for a Jewish orphan spy to survive at a school for the Nazi elite. And that's to become a monster like them. Survive. Deceive. Resist. They think she is just a little girl. But she is the weapon they never saw coming... with a mission to destroy them all.
Several Usborne fiction books have won or been shortlisted for major awards in 2018 and 2019, including The YA Book Prize and The Costa Children's Book Award.
What if the only way out of the darkness is to light a fire? Inspired by a real-life American cult, this stunning story of survival won the YA Book Prize 2018.
Winner of the YA Book Prize 2018. Shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal. Selected for the 2017 Zoella & Friends Book Club. The things I’ve seen are burned into me, like scars that refuse to fade. Father John controls everything inside The Fence. And Father John likes rules. Especially about never talking to Outsiders. Because Father John knows the truth. He knows what is right, and what is wrong. He knows what is coming. Moonbeam is starting to doubt, though. She’s starting to see the lies behind Father John’s words. She wants him to be found out. What if the only way out of the darkness is to light a fire?
An engrossing, brilliantly realised story which is almost impossible to put down. Louise O'Neill, bestselling author and YA Book Prize judge
The Stolen Ones is a stunning, compelling and shocking page-turner about one girl's search for her true identity – from the author of the bestselling The Earth is Singing.
My name is Inge. I am sixteen. I live in Munich. Food is rationed, though the war ended years ago. My boyfriend is Jewish. My parents would not approve, so I hide this from them. I think they are hiding something from me, too. Letters arrive on my birthday, but they are not addressed to me. They are for a girl named Kasia. This is her story.
My name is Hanna. I am 15. I am Latvian. I live with my mother and grandmother. My father is missing, taken by the Russians. I have a boyfriend and I’m training to be a dancer. But none of that is important any more. Because the Nazis have arrived, and I am a Jew. And as far as they are concerned, that is all that matters. This is my story. Closely based on the true story of the Jews of Riga, The Earth is Singing is a tale of love and loss, betrayal and survival.