The Telegraph's 30 Best YA Books of 2014 announced

... and three books from DGA authors are on the list. Many congratulations!

 

Marcus Sedgwick The Ghosts of Heaven (Indigo)

The Ghosts of Heaven can tell us a secret as old as time; you can read the four quarters of award-winning Marcus Sedgwick's mesmerising and mysterious new novel in 24 different ways.

A cleverly interlinked novel written in four parts by PRINTZ AWARD-winning author, Marcus Sedgwick, about survival and discovery, and about the effect of the spiral, a symbol that has no end, on all our lives.

The spiral has existed as long as time has existed.

It's there when a girl walks through the forest, the moist green air clinging to her skin.

There centuries later in a pleasant green dale, hiding the treacherous waters of Golden Beck that take Anna, who they call a witch.

There on the other side of the world, where a mad poet watches the waves and knows the horrors they hide, and far into the future as Keir Bowman realises his destiny.

Each takes their next step in life.

None will ever go back to the same place.

And so their journeys begin...

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Released on 2nd October 2014

 

 

Tom Ellen & Lucy Ivison Lobsters (Chicken House)

Sam and Hannah only have the holidays to find 'The One'. Their lobster.

But instead of being epic, their summer is looking awkward. They must navigate social misunderstandings, the plotting of well-meaning friends, and their own fears of being virgins forever to find happiness. 

But fate is at work to bring them together. And in the end, it all boils down to love. 

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Lucy Inglis City of Halves (Chicken House)

Do take a look at the rest of the list here.

In an unseen world hidden within modern London, girls are disappearing.

Sixteen-year-old Lily was meant to be next, but she’s saved by a stranger: a half-human boy with gold-flecked eyes.

Regan is from an unseen world hidden within our own, where legendary creatures hide in plain sight.

But now both worlds are under threat, and Lily and Regan must race to find the girls, and save their divided city.

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