Book of the Month: September

by Emma Sewell
by Emma Sewell

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

Book of the Month Cogheart CoverCogheart by Peter Bunzl

(Usborne Publishing Ltd 9781474915007)

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.

Cell 7 by Kerry Drewery (Hot Key Books 9781471405594)

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…

Purge by Kat Ellis (Firefly Press Ltd 9781910080405)

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…

The Graces by Laura Eve (Faber & Faber 9780571326808)

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…

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Barefoot on the Wind by Zoë Marriott (Walker Books Ltd 9781406333374)

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…

The Demon Undertaker by Cameron McAllister (Corgi Children’s 9780552574044)

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…

The Beginning Woods by Malcolm McNeill (Pushkin Children’s Books 9781782690900)

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…

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Great links to try:

Find other great gifs for Cogheart on Peter Bunzl’s website, and follow the author on Twitter. Visit our review of Cogheart and find out more about some of the characters.

Check out Kerry Drewery’s Tumblr and Twitter accounts.

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.

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