Every month we will be bringing you the best new publishing in secondary fiction. We’ll be selecting six great new titles, and one featured Book of the Month.
Take a look at what September has in store for you below! Click on any of the images to go straight to our website and add your favourites to your basket.
We’ve also included some handy links at the bottom where you can find some great extra content.
Book of the Month
When 13-year-old Lily’s inventor father vanishes after a Zeppelin crash, Lily is determined to hunt down the truth behind his disappearance. With the help of Robert, the local clockmaker’s son, and her wily mechanical fox Malkin, they set off to find the truth.
But shadowy figures are closing in and treachery lurks among the smoky spires of London – along with a life-changing secret.
A wonderfully imaginative tale, full of inventions and adventure.
This debut novel from Peter Bunzl promises to be a great new title for fans of historical, adventure, and science fiction books.
Six of the Best
Here are six of our close contenders for book of the month. Find yourself some more gems for your shelves.
A world where justice and the fate of those accused of murder is decided by the public, but has moved on from the Roman Gladiator “thumbs up or thumbs down” public vote, to a public vote by telephone…
Mason has a habit of getting into trouble. He’s been kicked out of every place he’s ever lived in. Moving to the cult-like community of Alteria is definitely a last resort, even if it’s better than braving the wastelands outside…
Everyone said the Graces were witches. They moved through the corridor like sleek fish, ripples in their wake. Stares followed their backs and their hair. They had friends, but they were just distractions…
A magical retelling of Beauty and the Beast set in a fairytale Japan. There is a monster in the forest… Everyone in Hana’s remote village knows that straying too far into the woods is a death sentence…
Bolt your doors! Do not dare to sleep! A kidnapper known as “The Demon Undertaker” is on the loose in London. Yesterday he continued his reign of terror in his most chilling crime yet – kidnapping Lady Grace Davenport…
A mystery no one can solve. The Vanishings started without warning. People disappearing into thin air – just piles of clothes left behind. Each day, thousands gone without a trace…
Great links to try:
Take a look at some of Kat Ellis’ blog posts.
Looking for something to listen to? Go to Laura Eve’s website and find her playlist for The Graces.
Visit Zoë Marriott’s website for writing tips and school visit opportunities.
Follow Cameron McAllister on Twitter.
Read a Q&A with Malcolm McNeill on The White Review.