Beautiful Broken Things (Paperback) Chasing the Stars (Hardback) The Graces - The Graces (Paperback) How Not to Disappear (Paperback) Paper Butterflies (Paperback) Orangeboy (Paperback) The Call - The Grey Land (Hardback) The Monstrous Child (Paperback) Riverkeep (Paperback) Crongton Knights: Winner of the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize - Crongton (Paperback)

The YA Book Prize 2017 - Shortlist

Exciting news in YA reading as The Bookseller announces the shortlist for the YA Book Prize 2017. An embarrassment of riches, the list of ten novels pits breakthrough authors, including the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize contenders Patrice Lawrence and Lisa Heathfield, against heavyweights Malorie Blackman and Francesca Simon for the £2,000 prize.

The YA Book Prize was established by The Bookseller Magazine in 2014 and announced its first winner in 2015. It runs in association with World Book Day and Hay Festival and is judged by leading industry figures who, this year, have an unenviably difficult deliberation ahead of them.

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I was brave She was reckless We were trouble A heart-stoppingly beautiful debut novel about what it means to be a friend when your whole world is falling apart from debut author Sara Barnard

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Drawing on Othello for inspiration, Malorie Blackman entwines mystery thriller, heart-rending love story and space adventure. 'Malorie Blackman has a nature affinity for space tales and this shines through in her bold new novel . . . The ensuing gripping story has plenty of strong emotions to play with: love, hate, fear, jealousy and more than a dash of betrayal. It's a stylish tale and one ripe

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Everyone said the Graces were witches. They moved through the corridors like sleek fish, ripples in their wake. Stares followed their backs and their hair. They were waiting for someone different. All I had to do was show them that person was me... A beautifully written and compelling thriller from debut author Laure Eve.

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A secret past. An uncertain future. An unforgettable journey that will reveal them both. Non Pratt's Trouble meets Thelma and Louise with a touch of Elizabeth is Missing by Emma Healey, Clare Furniss' remarkable How Not To Disappear is an emotional roller-coaster of a novel that will make you laugh and break your heart.
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June's life at home with her stepmother and stepsister is a dark one - and a secret one. She's trapped like a butterfly in a jar. But then she meets Blister, a boy in the woods. And in him, she recognises the tiniest glimmer of hope that perhaps she can find a way to fly far, far away. A heartbreaking and stunning breakout novel for teenagers from the award-nominated author of Seed.
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A former winner of the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize for Older Readers, Lawrence’s raw yet tender debut examines the vexed moral choices for a Black British teenager who always swore to stick to the right path. Lyrically written with an almost musical rhythm and brimming with compassion and insight, Orangeboy is a wise, engrossing read for both teens and adults alike.
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YOU'VE GOT 3 MINUTES TO SAVE YOUR LIFE...

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'Before you reject me, before you hate me, remember: I never asked to be Hel's queen.'But being a normal teenager wasn't an option either. Now she's stuck ruling the underworld. She doesn't want your pity. But she does demand that you listen. It's only fair you hear her side of the story . . . It didn't have to be like this.
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When Fifteen-year-old Wulliam's father is possessed by a dark spirit, Wull hears that a cure for Pappa's illness lurks in the belly of a great sea-dwelling beast known as the mormorach, and so he embarks on an epic journey down the river that his family has so long protected - but never explored.
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From the acclaimed author of Liccle Bit, comes another story from the South Crong council estate in inner city London. Crongton Knights is a very funny, very moving story that shows that although life is testing, the lessons learned the hard way are the ones you'll never forget.

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