Winner in 2 categories of the New Zealand Post Children's Book Awards:- Margaret Mahy book of the year and young adult fiction.
Some rivers should not be swum in. Some rivers hold secrets than can never be told.
When Te Arepa Santos is dragged into the river by a giant eel, something happens that will change the course of his whole life. The boy who struggles to the bank is not the same as the one who plunged in, moments earlier. He has brushed... read more
Eleven-year-old Arn is walking through the countryside in Cambodia. His whole town is walking with him. They're walking into one of the most tragic moments of history: "The Killing Fields". Music will save him. Hope, luck and kindness will save him. This is his story. Based on the true story of Arn Chorn-Pond, this is an achi... read more
Freia Lockhart has all the ingredients for an awesome summer: great new friends, an extremely kissable boyfriend, plans for New Year's Eve (which don't include her parents) and no school. But when her mum reveals some devastating news Freia's plans are crushed in an instant.
An epic story of life, love and survival at all odds and one of the most-talked and anticipated books of the year.
In a ruined and hostile landscape, in a future few have been unlucky enough to survive, a community exists in a giant undergro... read more
Continuing in the post apocalyptic theme, Wool by Hugh Howey is set in the far distant future when all humans live in huge underground silos. Completely isolated from each other, the silos take care of criminals and dissidents by sending them... read more
From two-time Carnegie Medal winner Patrick Ness comes an enthralling and provocative new novel chronicling the life - or perhaps afterlife - of a teen trapped in a crumbling, abandoned world. A boy called Seth drowns, desperate and alone in his final moments, losing his life as the pounding sea claims him. But then he wakes.... read more
Seth drowns, dashed onto rocks in the freezing sea. But is he dead? A strange new life begins in an abandoned town from his youth, and Seth joins forces with two outcasts to unlock the secret of this half-world. His flashbacks to his previous life guide their efforts. This young adult novel is challenging and surre... read more
"All These Things I've Done," the first novel in the Birthright series, introduced us to timeless heroine Anya Balanchine, a plucky sixteen year old with the heart of a girl and the responsibilities of a grown woman. Now eighteen, life has been more bitter than sweet for Anya. She has lost her parents and her grandmother, and... read more
Winner of New Zealand Post Children's Book Award: Best First Book 2010.
Best First Book Award, New Zealand Post Children's Book Awards 2010. Storylines Notable Young Adult Fiction 2010. What do you do when you meet a tohunga makutu? You run. When reality dissolves and myths and legends come alive? You run faster. And when the dead come to life and blood debts have to be paid, will you have t... read more
Exciting plot-driven book about a teenage competitive driver. Archie Barrington, fifteen, is the third generation of his family to drive karts competitively. He's good and this is the year he and his dad have decided he'll have a shot at the Challenge series of six races. If he comes out the winner over all then he wins the c... read more
A great Young Adult book about 15-year-old Archie, who is a top Kart driver, aiming to win the NZ Challenge series so he can compete in Europe. Archie is a likeable boy, driven to win, but not at all costs. He has to deal with a new family situation as his father is in a new relationship with Erica, a doctor, an... read more
|Author:||Sarah J. Maas|
|Series:||Throne of Glass|
Eighteen-year-old Celaena Sardothien is bold, daring and beautiful - the perfect seductress and the greatest assassin her world has ever known. But though she won the King's contest and became his champion, Celaena has been granted neither her liberty nor the freedom to follow her heart. The slavery of the suffocating salt mi... read more
Mel is short, stroppy and never knows when to keep her mouth shut. When Mel storms out of school she sees it as an escape - from a past and present too messy to deal with. But standing up for yourself is one thing; facing the consequences is quite another.
When Mary Pinny dies from a snakebite, she leaves her young daughter, Comity, and husband Herbert in the Middle of Nowhere. As Stationmaster of the Kinkindele Repeater Station, Herbert Pinny takes great pride in his job; receiving morse messages and passing them down the Wire to the rest of Australia and beyond. But Comity dr... read more
Finalist - LIANZA Young Adult Fiction Award
I had a plan for what to do if a member of my family was murdered. It went: 1) Find the killer. 2) Make sure they were guilty. 3) Destroy them. Completely. Summerton is perfect: gorgeous weather, stunning scenery, cute out-of-towners to hook up with. But sharp-tongued Keri is immune to her hometown's charms. Her older brother... read more
This new young adult read from Kiwi author Karen Healey is based in a small and unusually idyllic West Coast town, where every business is successful, it never rains at New Year and no one ever leaves. When Keri's brother commits suicide, she discovers he's not the only boy with a connection to the town to take his own li... read more
Shortlisted for New Zealand Post Children's Book Award: Senior Fiction 2011 and Sir Julius Vogel Award for Best Novel (Young Adult) 2011.
At her boarding school in New Zealand, Ellie Spencer is like any ordinary teen: she hangs out with her best friend, Kevin, obsesses over her crush on a mysterious boy, and her biggest worry is her essay deadline. Until everything changes...In the foggy woods near the school, something ancient and deadly is waiting.
Finalist Young Adult Fiction
New Zealand Post Children's Book Awards 2013
Set in NZ 20-odd years in the future, corporations have carved up resources for themselves, leaving the local population disconnected from the land and living with water and food shortages, depleted oil and gas supplies, climate change effects and a divided and impoverished society where only those at the top have any wealth ... read more
LIANZA Young Adult Fiction Award winner 2013
Ash is just a normal teenage boy living his life as he should, getting drunk every weekend, working at a crumby job, living in a hostel and attending university, but when his dad is blown up by the very people that were supposed to care most, Ash's life goes down the drai... read more
Laureth Peak's father is a writer. For years he's been trying, and failing, to write a novel about coincidence. His wife thinks he's obsessed, Laureth thinks he's on the verge of a breakdown. He's supposed to be doing research in Austria, so when his notebook shows up in New York, Laureth knows something is wrong.On impulse s... read more
In 3010, humanity lives in city-like spaceships orbiting far above Earth's toxic atmosphere. No one knows when, or even if, the planet will be habitable again. But faced with dwindling resources, government leaders know they must reclaim their homeland ...before it's too late. Now a hundred juvenile delinquents are sent on a ... read more
Sixteen-year-old Boy's never left home. When you're the son of Frankenstein's monster and the Bride, it's tough to go out in public, unless you want to draw the attention of a torch-wielding mob. And since Boy and his family live in a secret enclave of monsters hidden under Times Square, it's important they maintain a low pro... read more
Winner of Costa Children's Book Award 2012.
Narrated against the backdrop of a ruthless regime determined to beat its enemies in the race to the moon, MAGGOT MOON is the astonishing new novel from award-winning author Sally Gardner. When his best friend Hector is suddenly taken away, Standish Treadwell realises that it is up to him, his grandfather and a small band of... read more
|Author:||Anders de la Motte|
|Series:||The Game Trilogy|
Get set for the next level in book two of the Game Trilogy, the Swedish series taking the world by storm. How do you protect yourself from a threat whose existence you cannot prove? After fourteen months in exile, HP misses the thrill of The Game. When he discovers that a powerful IT corporation may be affiliated to it, he be... read more
|Author:||Anders de la Motte|
|Series:||The Game Trilogy|
Game Over: Will the conspiracy collapse or conclude with a deadly end-game in the concluding part of the Game Trilogy. Until now the truth behind The Game has been carefully hidden in a bubble of disinformation and distraction. But all bubbles burst eventually, and as HP and Rebecca battle to uncover the connection between Th... read more