It’s already been quite the year for teen fiction here at Barrington Stoke with the mesmerizing talents of Anthony McGowan, Tanya Landman, Mal Peet, Keren David, and Siobhan Dowd kicking-off our year with a bang! As we step into summer, we’ve got even more star-power to add to your reading list and — lucky for you —we’ve bundled up a sample of each upcoming read into our pocket-sized Teen Fiction Sampler!
First up we have a super-exciting Barrington Stoke debut from UK YA superstar Holly Bourne. What Magic Is This? is a heartfelt celebration of the magical, life-affirming power of female friendship. Told with all of Holly’s signature wit and wisdom, this novella of sisterhood, secrets and spells is guaranteed to have you craving a night in with your girl gang.
Also making an exciting debut is sci-fi queen Lauren James with the wildly imaginative The Starlight Watchmaker. A very welcome addition to any sci-fi fan’s bookshelf, this is a brilliant concoction of odd-couple friendships, intergalactic mystery and a touching message of empathy. Think Starfleet Academy meets The Watchmaker of Filigree Street and you’re half way there.
Adding a little drama to the mix, queen of suspense Cat Clarke is back with Letting Go, an honest but uplifting look at young love and the hardships of loss. With an utterly believable, spunky, witty LGBTQ+ protagonist, this is a heart-racing YA read that will have you rooting for Agnes from beginning to end.
Another sparkling debut for Barrington Stoke sees award-winning author Eve Ainsworth tackle bullying, alcoholism, and the difficult dynamics of ‘blended families’. A coming-of-age gem, Because of You is so full of heart and told in Eve’s renowned and truly relatable voice.
And last, but certainly not least, history comes alive in White Eagles from critically acclaimed author Elizabeth Wein. Taking inspiration from the incredible history of the Polish Air Force, this is an explosive, female led WWII drama that takes readers on a daring flight across war torn Europe.
Well, what are you waiting for? If you’d like to get your hands on this pocket-sized, piece of perfection drop an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know if you’d like to receive a single copy or a bundle of 10. Stock is limited so don’t miss-out on these exclusive previews and get ready to enjoy a summer of epic reading!