2017 Winter Catalog - Page 23

Young Adult Fiction Spellbook of the Lost and Found Moïra Fowley-Doyle Release Patrick Ness Ballad for a Mad Girl Vikki Wakefield PB $19.99 One summer night, Olive and her best friend, Rose, begin to lose things. It starts with simple items, but soon it’s clear that Rose has lost something bigger. Then Olive meets three mysterious strangers, who, like Rose, are holding tight to secrets. When they discover the spellbook, full of charms to conjure back lost things, they realise it might be their chance to fix everything. Unless it’s leading them towards secrets that were never meant to be found. HB $24.99 The most personal and tender novel yet from Patrick Ness, the twice Carnegie Medal-winning author of A Monster Calls. It's Saturday, it's summer and, although he doesn't know it yet, everything in Adam Thorn's life is going to fall apart. But maybe, just maybe, he'll find freedom from the release. Time is running out though, because way across town, a ghost has risen from the lake... This uplifting coming-of-age novel will remind you what it's like to fall in love. PB $19.99 Grace Foley is a bit mad. She’s a risk- taker, and she’s not afraid of anything—except losing. As part of a feud between schools, Grace accepts a challenge to walk the pipe. That night she experiences something she can’t explain. She’s haunted by voices and visions—but nobody believes her. As she’s drawn deeper into a twenty-year- old mystery, the veil between this world and the next begins to slip. Is she moving closer to the truth? Or is she heading for madness? Gap Year in Ghost Town Michael Pryor The Ones That Disappeared Zana Fraillon Begin, End, Begin Edited by Danielle Binks PB $19.99 August Anton Marin and his father want to help ghosts. Rani Cross wants to slice and dice them. But Melbourne is under threat; with a massive spike in violent ghost manifestations, Anton and Rani must find a way to work together to keep supernatural forces at bay. And what with all the terrifying brushes with death, Anton must decide if he really wants in on the whole ghost hunting biz anyway. A smart, snappy, funny and scary ghost- hunting adventure. PB $19.99 Esra, Miran and Isa work for the Snakeskin gang, tending to plants in the dark and airless basement of a house they are not allowed to leave. They've been told that they belong to the Snakeskins, but Esra knows that she belongs to no one—and she is determined to find freedom. This is a Skellig for this generation; beautiful, magical and with Zana Fraillon's incredible talent for combining important global issues with extraordinary storytelling. PB $24.99 With brilliantly entertaining short stories from beloved young adult authors Amie Kaufman, Melissa Keil, Will Kostakis, Ellie Marney, Jaclyn Moriarty, Michael Pryor, Alice Pung, Gabrielle Tozer, Lili Wilkinson and Danielle Binks, this all-new collection will show the world exactly how much there is to love about Aussie YA.