My Second Life by Faye Bird

The first time I was born, I was Emma. I was beautiful. I had everything to live for. But I died. I was twenty-two.


Fifteen-year-old Ana has always known that she’s lived before, haunted by memories that aren’t hers – memories of being Emma. But when her two lives collide in one chance meeting, suddenly she’s bombarded with terrifying visions of a little girl who tragically drowned.
Was Emma responsible? And should Ana pay the price? Consumed by guilt, Ana will do anything to uncover the truth.
Intriguing, compelling, heartbreaking. What if your past life could shatter your future?

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The books that inspired My Second Life
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Looking for JJ – Anne Cassidy
All the Truth That’s in Me – Julie Berry
Split Second – Sophie McKenzie
The Killing Woods – Lucy Christopher
Hostage Three – Nick Lake


Allies & Assassins by Justin Somper

They killed his brother. Now they’re coming for him. . .


As the second prince of Archenfield, Jared never asked to be more than the spare. But behind the walls of the castle is a dark and dangerous court where murder and intrigue are never far below the surface.
Now his older brother is dead. The kingdom is his. And the target is on his back. Can he find the assassin before the assassin finds him?

Other books by the author
The Vampirates series: Demons of the Ocean
Tide of Terror
Blood Captain
Black Heart
Empire of Night
Immortal War
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She Is Not Invisible by Marcus Sedgwick

Laureth Peak’s father is a writer. For years he’s been trying, and failing, to write a novel about coincidence.


His wife thinks he’s obsessed, Laureth thinks he’s on the verge of a breakdown. He’s supposed to be doing research in Austria, so when his notebook shows up in New York, Laureth knows something is wrong.
On impulse she steals her mother’s credit card and heads for the States, taking her strange little brother Benjamin with her. Reunited with the notebook, they begin to follow clues inside, trying to find their wayward father. Ahead lie challenges and threats, all of which are that much tougher for Laureth than they would be for any other 16 year old. Because Laureth Peak is blind.
Other books by the author
The Ghosts of Heaven
Witch Hill
White Crow
My Swordhand is Singing
The Kiss of Death
Blood Red, Snow White
The Book of Dead Days
The Foreshadowing
The Dark Flight Down
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Severed Heads, Broken Hearts – Robyn Schneider
Counting by 7s – Holly Goldberg Sloan
Smart – Kim Slater
Every Day – David Levithan
The Apple Tart of Hope – Sarah Moore Fitzgerald

In Bloom by Matthew Crow

Francis Wootton’s first memory is of Kurt Cobain’s death and there have since been other hardships much closer to home.


At fifteen, he knows all about loss and rejection, and if he’s honest, Francis – would-be poet, possible intellectual – feels he is wasted in Tyne and Wear.
Lower Fifth is supposed to be his time: but when he is diagnosed with leukaemia, a whole new world of worry presents itself. There’s the horror of being held back a year at school, the threat of imminent baldness. But he hadn’t reckoned on meeting Amber and finding a reason to tackle it all – the good the bad and everything in-between – head on.

Other books by the author
My Dearest Jonah
The Brilliant Life of Amber Sunrise (March 2015)
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More Than This – Patrick Ness
If I Stay – Gayle Forman
It’s Kind of a Funny Story – Ned Vizzini
Me and Earl and the Dying Girl – Jesse Andrews
Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock – Matthew Quick

Say Her Name by James Dawson

Roberta ‘Bobbie’ Rowe is not the kind of person who believes in ghosts.


A Halloween dare at her ridiculously spooky boarding school is no big deal, especially when her best friend Naya and cute local boy Caine agree to join in too. They are ordered to summon the legendary ghost of ‘Bloody Mary’: say her name five times in front of a candlelit mirror, and she shall appear…But, surprise surprise, nothing happens. Or does it? Next morning, Bobbie finds a message on her bathroom mirror…five days…but what does it mean? And who left it there? Things get increasingly weird and more terrifying for Bobbie and Naya, until it becomes all too clear that Bloody Mary was indeed called from the afterlife that night, and she is definitely not a friendly ghost. Bobbie, Naya and Caine are now in a race against time before their five days are up and Mary comes for them, as she has come for countless others before…
Other books by the author
Hollow Pike
Cruel Summer
This Book Is Gay
Being a Boy

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Anna Dressed in Blood – Kendare Blake
The Coldest Girl in Coldtown – Holly Black
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Salvage by Keren David

Aidan Jones was my brother. But I couldn’t really remember his face. I couldn’t remember talking to him or playing with him. He was just a gap, an absence, a missing person.

18066469Before she was adopted by a loving family and raised in a leafy Home Counties town, Cass Montgomery was Cass Jones. Her memories of her birth family disappeared with her name. But when her adopted family starts to break down, a way out comes in the form of a message from her lost brother, Aidan. Having Aidan back in her life is both everything she needs and nothing she expected. Who is this boy who calls himself her brother? And why is he so haunted?

I glance at the paper. There’s a big picture on the front page. A girl with dark red hair. A girl with eyes that might have been green or they might have been grey. I sit down and stare at Cass, and it is her, it is. My stolen sister.

Aidan’s a survivor. He’s survived an abusive stepfather and an uncaring mother. He’s survived crowded foster homes and empty bedsits. He’s survived to find Cass. If only he can make her understand what it means to be part of his family. . .

Other books by the author

When I was Joe

Almost True

Another Life

Lia’s Guide to Winning the Lottery

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