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Yellowcake brings together ten short stories from the extraordinarily talented Margo Lanagan which range from fantasy and fairy tale to horror and stark reality, and yet what pervades is the sense of humanity. The people of Lanagan's worlds face trials, temptations, and degradations. They swoon and suffer and even kill for love. In a dangerous world, they seek the solace and strength that comes from family and belonging.

(YA) Yellowcake brings together another ten short stories from this extraordinarily talented writer - each of them fiercely original and quietly .

In the days when fairy tales were first spun they were terrifying. They were a warning to the listener to stay out of the night, to keep away from the mystical and ignore the mysterious. Grim features some of today's best young adult authors sharing their own unique retellings of classic fairy tales from around the world.

Grim by Christine Johnson (Editor), Ellen Hopkins, Julie Kagawa, Amanda Hocking, Claudia Gray (Hardcover)

A stunning anthology of the very best of steampunk that's taking teen fiction by storm. Bestselling romance editor Trisha Telep brings an exciting new element to the fast-growing sub-genre of steampunk, which bends and blends the old and the new in increasingly popular dark urban fantasies. Young heroes and heroines battle evil, in various forms with the help of super-technological or supernatural powers, while falling in and out of love.

A stunning anthology of the very best of steampunk that's taking teen fiction by storm. Bestselling romance editor Trisha Telep brings an exciting new element to the fast-growing sub-genre of steampunk, which bends and blends the old and the new in increasingly popular dark urban fantasies. Young heroes and heroines battle evil, in various forms with the help of super-technological or supernatural powers, while falling in and out of love.

This title by Lauren Oliver's was originally published as digital novellas, Hana, Annabel, and Raven the three main characters in the Delirium series. A popular dystopian series for teens by a artful writer.

No where near as good as the books. (To be fair, I don't have a love for the short story genre.) Description: For the first time, Lauren Oliver's short stories about characters in the Delirium world appear in print. Originally published as digital.

Painted Love Letters by Catherine Bateson An honest and moving account of one family's struggle when dealing with cancer. It details Chrissie Grainger's life after her father's diagnosis; she has to start a new school, which she hates, and she feels alienated from the other children.

Booktopia has Painted Love Letters, UQP Young Adult Fiction Ser. by Catherine Bateson. Buy a discounted Paperback of Painted Love Letters online from Australia's leading online bookstore.

All the Bright Places, by Jennifer Niven Theodore Finch wants to take his own life.   Violet Markey is devastated by her sister's death in a car accident which she survived.  They meet on the ledge of the school bell tower, and so their story begins. It's only together they can be themselves.

Fandomly Bookish: Q & A with JENNIFER NIVEN, Author of All the Bright Places "Jennifer Niven was able to breathe life into these characters and at the same time slowly and carefully tread into issues that needs to be addressed in YA books too.

Before I Die by Jenny Downham Tessa has just months to live. Fighting back against hospital visits, endless tests, and drugs with excruciating side effects, Tessa compiles a list. It’s her To Do Before I Die list. Released from the constraints of “normal” life, Tessa tastes new experiences to make her feel alive while her failing body struggles to keep up. Tessa’s feelings, her relationships are all painfully crystallized in the precious weeks before Tessa’s time runs out.

Before I Die - Jenny Downham Tessa has just months to live. Fighting back against hospital visits, endless tests, and drugs with excruciating side effects, Tessa compiles a list. It's her To Do Before I Die list

Zac and Mia by A.J. Betts.  The last person Zac expects in the room next door is a girl like Mia, angry and feisty with questionable taste in music. In the real world, he wouldn't - couldn't - be friends with her. In hospital different rules apply, and what begins as a knock on the wall leads to a note - then a friendship neither of them sees coming.

Get this from a library! [A J Betts] -- The last person Zac expects in the room next door is a girl like Mia, angry and feisty with questionable taste in music. In the real world, he wouldn't - couldn't - be friends with her. In hospital .

Sam wakes up from a nightmare to discover the terrifying reality – it will come true. Kidnapped from school, he’s on the run from danger at every turn. With his life and identity shattered, Sam’s salvation is tied up in an ancient prophecy. He is in a final battle to save the world, up against an enemy plotting to destroy us all. He alone can find the last 13.

Booktopia has The Last Thirteen : Book 1 by James Phelan. Buy a discounted Paperback of 13 online from Australia's leading online bookstore.

Mockingjay . Third in the best selling triology by Suzanne Collins, and recent movie release, we see  Katniss Everdeen make it to the arena again, having survived the Hunger Games twice. However she's still not safe. The Capitol is angry. The Capitol wants revenge.   Who do they think should pay for the unrest? Katniss. And what's worse, President Snow has made it clear that no one else is safe either. Not Katniss's family, not her friends, not the people of District 12.

Capitol or bust! The Hunger Games juggernaut has been leading up to this climactic battle of wills between totalitarian President Snow and telegenic backwoods savior Katniss.

By the end of the 4th wave 4 billion people are dead. They know the 5th  wave is coming. On a lonely stretch of highway, Cassie runs. Runs from the beings that only look human, who have scattered Earth's last survivors.   To stay alone is to stay alive, until she meets Evan Walker. Beguiling and mysterious, Evan may be her only hope.   Now Cassie must choose: between trust and despair, between defiance and surrender, between life and death.    Wave

Booktopia has The Fifth Wave, They are coming for us. by Rick Yancey. Buy a discounted Paperback of The Fifth Wave online from Australia's leading online bookstore.