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Future Girl (Asphyxia, A&U)

Released October 2020

The events of Future Girl play out in a future Melbourne that is eerily plausible. Food has been largely replaced by recon, an all-in-one food replacement that is marketed as... Read more

This One is Ours (Kate O’Donnell, UQP)

Released October 2020

In her second novel, Kate O’Donnell, author of Untidy Towns, delivers an insightful and earnest coming-of-age story brimming with humanity. This One is Ours takes readers on a romantic overseas... Read more

Indigo Owl (Charlie Archbold, Wakefield)

Released September 2020

Scarlet, Dylan and Rumi are new students at the Arcadia Institute, where they will receive the training required to turn them into good citizens of the corpocratic planet Galbraith. But... Read more

The History of Mischief (Rebecca Higgie, Fremantle Press)

Released September 2020

The History of Mischief is an exploration of family, grief and the power of stories, with a pseudo-historical twist. Nine-year-old Jessie is struggling with the loss of her parents and... Read more

None Shall Sleep (Ellie Marney, A&U)

Released September 2020

From mastermind Australian YA writer Ellie Marney comes a gripping new psychological thriller. Although the novel is not set in Australia—Marney opts for the larger criminal playing field of the... Read more

The F Team (Rawah Arja, Giramondo)

Released September 2020

Tariq is a smart kid, he just lacks the motivation to achieve his full potential. At least, that’s what he has always been told, living in Punchbowl, Western Sydney, where... Read more

The Erasure Initiative (Lili Wilkinson, A&U)

Released August 2020

Lili Wilkinson is a versatile, intelligent writer, and takes the psychological thriller to new heights in The Erasure Initiative. Cecily wakes up on a self-driving bus with six other people.... Read more

Loner (Georgina Young, Text)

Released August 2020

Lona has dropped out of art school. She’s working the same job she’s had since high school, letting her only significant friendship drift along and basking in feeling detached from... Read more

Stars Like Us (Frances Chapman, Hardie Grant Egmont)

Released July 2020

Sixteen-year-old Australian music student Liliana is missing her home, family and friends while on exchange at exclusive Henley-on-Thames Music Academy in London. When the opportunity arises to join a secret... Read more

Metal Fish, Falling Snow (Cath Moore, Text)

Released July 2020

Fourteen-year-old Dylan blames herself for her mum’s recent tragic death. Left alone with her mum’s boyfriend Pat, Dylan has no choice but to leave her hometown and join him on... Read more