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Other Words for Smoke (Dublin Author)

Griffin, Sarah Maria
From the author of Spare and Found Parts, described as "fierce and fearless" by V. E. Schwab and "beautifully written and compelling" by Marian Keyes, comes a story of a haunted house, magic behind the wallpaper, and the strangest summer ever.

Paper Avalanche

Williamson, Lisa
A new novel from YA bestselling sensation Lisa Williamson (THE ART OF BEING NORMAL, ALL ABOUT MIA). This is a heartbreaking and powerful book about the struggles of living with hoarding.

Patron Saints of Nothing

Ribay, Randy
Although years have passed since Jay and his cousin Jun were last in contact, when Jay hears of Jun's death he travels to Jun's home in the Philippines, hoping to uncover the truth. But the shocking realities of life there lead to even more questions. Can Jay find the answers he seeks?

Perfectly Preventable Deaths

Sullivan, Deirdre
'Sullivan has an eye for the uncanny, a taste for the macabre, and a gift for beautiful prose. Perfectly Preventable Deaths is her best book yet.' Louise O'Neill 'This is the novel the recent Sabrina reboot wishes it could be - a thrilling, eerie exploration of sisterhood, first love and dark powers hiding out of sight.' Dave Rudden


Dawson, Juno
A moving, funny, important anthology of brand-new YA stories, poems and illustrations on the theme of pride - by much-loved and new LGBTQ+ authors and illustrators.

Rayne and Delilah's Midnite Matinee

Zentner, Jeff
Josie and Delia are best friends and co-hosts on their own public access TV show, Midnite Matinee. But the end of senior year is coming, and Josie is torn between pursuing her television dreams in a new city or staying making TV with her BFF.

Rose, Interrupted

Lawrence, Patrice
Being a teenager is hard enough, but it's even harder in a world you've never known ... The hotly anticipated new novel from the award-winning author of Orangeboy.

Rules For Vanishing

Marshall, Kate Alice

Sing Like No One's Listening

Jones, Vanessa
Make your mark. Raise your voice. Fame and Glee meets Rainbow Rowell's Fangirl in former West End actress Vanessa Jones' YA novel, Sing Like No One's Listening

SLAY: the Black Panther-inspired novel about virtual reality, safe spaces and celebrating your identity

Morris, Brittney
Black Panther meets Ready Player One. A fierce teen game developer battles a real-life troll intent on ruining the Black Panther-inspired video game she created and the safe community it represents for black gamers.


Manon and Liosa are best friends in their teens, living on the island of Aruba. They spend most of their free time kayaking or shopping, enjoying their summer holidays before Liosa's family jets off for a trip Europe. When a new girl turns up out of the blue, things start to change on the island. She's just a little unsteady on her feet ...


Donnelly, Jennifer
'In an ancient city by the sea, three sisters - a maiden, a mother, and a crone - are drawing maps by candlelight. Isabelle must face down the demons that drove her cruel treatment of Ella, challenge her own fate and maybe even redefine the very notion of beauty .