Debut Australian author Matilda Woods has taken three very different ingredients – a boy, a bird and a coffin maker – and combined them to come up with a beautifully written novel for young and not-so-young readers.
Take inspiration for your SBA from the team's favourite authors. This week, it's the novelist who gave women a voice, Jane Austen
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Philip Reeve is best known for a four-book series, Mortal Engines, which won a slew of young adult fiction awards a few years ago. Now the author is back with a thrilling and original novel that took him 10 years to write.
Here we are again in a dystopian land à la Hunger Games, Divergent and so on, where a plucky heroine takes on the powers of evil.
What if your whole life was a lie? In the first few pages of All My Secrets, teenager Evie Brown's ordinary life is suddenly turned upside down.
In an alternative England, where black witches and white witches live amongst ordinary humans, teenager Nathan Byrn is an outcast. He is a "half-code", the child of a White Witch mum and Black Witch dad.
Horror novels packed tight with shocks and scares have long been a popular form of teenage read, and never show signs of losing their appeal.
We all enjoy different things. But what if this enjoyment could be turned into a formula and used by companies and governments to exploit us?
In days of old, the top priorities for a knight were honesty, chivalry and loyalty. Knights set out on quests, duelled in jousts, met assassins, spies and fair ladies.
The world's great department stores - Harrods and Selfridges in London, Bloomingdale's and Macy's in New York, Printemps in Paris - had their heyday at the turn of the 20th century. They were grand and opulent cathedrals of retail.