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The Midnight Girls (Alicia Jasinska, Penguin) 

Released December 2021

Alicia Jasinska’s The Midnight Girls will be eagerly devoured by fans of her dark fantasy YA debut The Dark Tide. In Lechija, a kingdom much like 18th-century Poland, three witches rely on their... Read more

Terciel and Elinor (Garth Nix, A&U) 

Released November 2021

Garth Nix’s ‘Old Kingdom’ books have been a perennial staple of YA sections in bookstores for the past 25 years, and I couldn’t even guess how many copies of Sabriel... Read more

How to Repaint a Life (Steven Herrick, UQP) 

Released October 2021

How to Repaint a Life is the latest offering from Steven Herrick, author of award-winning young adult titles including The Simple Gift and The Bogan Mondrian. This is gritty, heartbreaking prose that delves into... Read more

Social Queue (Kay Kerr, Text)

Released October 2021

Neurodiverse teenager Zoe is undertaking an internship at an online media company when her first assignment, about the struggles of navigating the online dating scene as an autistic person, goes... Read more

Dark Rise (C S Pacat, A&U) 

Released October 2021

Will is on the run from the men who killed his mother. When a terrifying artefact is unleashed on the Thames docks, Will finds himself thrust into a hidden world... Read more

self/less (AViVA, Macmillan) 

Released October 2021

self/less is the debut novel by self-described multidisciplinary artist AViVA, whose music has a strong online following. Seventeen-year-old Teddy has lived a privileged childhood in the totalitarian city of Metropolis,... Read more

Anything But Fine (Tobias Madden, Penguin) 

Released September 2021

Anything But Fine is the young adult debut of Tobias Madden, who works in publishing and is part of the #LoveOzYA community. Like his main character, Luca, Madden grew up... Read more

Road Tripping with Pearl Nash (Poppy Nwosu, Wakefield)

Released September 2021

Since her 2018 debut Making Friends with Alice Dyson, shortlisted for the Adelaide Festival Unpublished Manuscript Award and the Readings Young Adult Book Prize, Poppy Nwosu has been creating protagonists that are a... Read more

Half My Luck (Samera Kamaleddine, HarperCollins)

Released August 2021

The first winner of HarperCollins’ Matilda Children’s Literature Prize is a warm-hearted and authentic coming-of-age story about the impact of race and place on our sense of self and belonging.... Read more

Sugar Town Queens (Malla Nunn, A&U)

Released August 2021

Sugar Town Queens is a young adult coming-of-age novel by Malla Nunn, author of When the Ground is Hard. Her latest book follows 15-year-old Amandla, who is mixed-raced and growing... Read more