Bestsellers. Award-winners. Superstars.
This anthology has them all.
With brilliantly entertaining short stories from beloved young adult authors Amie Kaufman, Melissa Keil, Will Kostakis, Ellie Marney, Jaclyn Moriarty, Michael Pryor, Alice Pung, Gabrielle Tozer, Lili Wilkinson and Danielle Binks, this all-new collection will show the world exactly how much there is to love about Aussie YA.
Harnessing the power of the #LoveOzYA social media movement, this anthology features incredible short stories from ten beloved Australian YA authors.
Amie Kaufman is a New York Times and internationally bestselling author of young adult and middle grade fiction, including Unearthed and the Starbound trilogy with Meagan Spooner and the Illuminae Files with Jay Kristoff. Ice Wolves is her first solo novel, and her favourite part of the writing process was taking howling lessons from a wolf expert.
Her multi-award-winning work has been described as “a game-changer” (Shelf Awareness) and “out-of-this-world awesome” (Kirkus Reviews). Amie lives in Melbourne, Australia with her husband, their rescue dog, and an extremely large personal library.
Read more at www.amiekaufman.com
Melissa Keil has lived in Minnesota, London and the Middle East, and now resides in her hometown of Melbourne. Her YA novels, Life in Outer Space and The Incredible Adventures of Cinnamon Girl have both been shortlisted for the CBCA Book of the Year and the Gold Inky awards.
Will Kostakis is an award-winning author, but his real claims to fame are a Twitter spat with Guy Sebastian, and that time a member of Destiny's Child said his name. Visit willkostakis.com to find out more.
Ellie Marney is a teacher and author of the Every series (Every Breath, Every Word, Every Move), a highly-awarded YA crime trilogy. She advocates for and promotes Australian YA literature through #LoveOzYA, hosts an online book club - #LoveOzYA book club - and is a Stella Prize Schools Ambassador. She lives near Castlemaine, Victoria, with her partner and four sons.
Visit elliemarney.com to find out more.
Jaclyn Moriarty grew up in Sydney, lived in the US, the UK and Canada, and now lives in Sydney again. She is the prize-winning, best-selling author of the Ashbury-Brookfield books (including Feeling Sorry for Celia and Finding Cassie Crazy) and the Colours of Madeleine trilogy (A Corner of White, The Cracks in the Kingdom and A Tangle of Gold).
Visit jaclynmoriarty.com to find out more.
Michael Pryor has published more than thirty novels and fifty something short stories. He is one of the co-publishers of Aurealis, a premier Fantasy and SF magazine. He has been shortlisted for the Aurealis Award seven times, and seven of his books have been CBCA Notable books. Visit michaelpryor.com.au to find out more.
Alice Pung is a Melbourne author whose award-winning books include Unpolished Gem, Her Father's Daughter and Laurinda. She also wrote the Marly books for the Our Australian Girl series, and edited Growing Up Asian in Australia and My First Lesson.
Visit alicepung.com to find out more.
Gabrielle Tozer is the internationally published author of three YA novels: The Intern, which won the State Library of Victoria's 2015 Gold Inky Award, Faking It and Remind Me How This Ends. Her first picture book, Peas and Quiet (illustrated by Sue deGennaro), was published in June 2017, and her YA contemporary short story 'The Feeling From Over Here' (featured in Begin, End, Begin: A #LoveOzYA Anthology) is also out now.
Based in Sydney, Gabrielle loves sharing her passion for storytelling and creativity, and has appeared at festivals, schools and conferences around Australia. She has also been featured on Weekend Today, Triple J and ABC Radio, as well as in The Sydney Morning Herald, Dolly, Girlfriend, TV Week and Cosmopolitan. Say hello: gabrielletozer.com
Lili Wilkinson is the award-winning author of ten YA novels, including Scatterheart, Pink and Green Valentine. After studying Creative Arts at the University of Melbourne, Lili established the insideadog.com.au website, the Inky Awards and the Inkys Creative Reading Prize at the Centre for Youth Literature, State Library of Victoria. She has a PhD in Creative Writing, and lives in Melbourne with her husband, son, dog and three chickens.
Visit liliwilkinson.com.au to find out more.
Danielle Binks is an editor, book blogger, literary agent, and youth literature advocate. The short story in a #LoveOzYA anthology is her first book publication, and marks her as an emerging voice in the Australian YA landscape. Visit daniellebinks.com to find out more.
But Ava soon finds that changing herself is more complicated than changing her wardrobe. Even getting involved in the school musical raises issues she never imagined. As she faces surprising choices and unforeseen consequences, Ava wonders if she will ever figure out who she really wants to be.
Pink received an American Library Association Stonewall Award Honor for exceptional merit relating to the gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgender experience.
Supports the Common Core State Standards
“Heart-fluttering, honest, and hilarious. I can’t stop hugging this book.” —Stephanie Perkins, New York Times bestselling author of Anna and the French Kiss
"I have such a crush on this book! Not only is this one a must read, but it's a must re-read." —Julie Murphy, New York Times bestselling author of Dumplin’
Seventeen-year-old Molly Peskin-Suso knows all about unrequited love. No matter how many times her twin sister, Cassie, tells her to woman up, Molly can’t stomach the idea of rejection. So she’s careful. Fat girls always have to be careful.
Then a cute new girl enters Cassie’s orbit, and for the first time ever, Molly’s cynical twin is a lovesick mess. Meanwhile, Molly's totally not dying of loneliness—except for the part where she is. Luckily, Cassie's new girlfriend comes with a cute hipster-boy sidekick. If Molly can win him over, she'll get her first kiss and she'll get her twin back.
There's only one problem: Molly's coworker, Reid. He's a chubby Tolkien superfan with a season pass to the Ren Faire, and there's absolutely no way Molly could fall for him.
And don't miss Becky Albertalli's Leah on the Offbeat!
TRZY HISTORIE MIŁOSNE
Kapitan Lee jest piękna i odważna. Dowodzi oddziałami wysłanymi na planetę Avon, które mają stłumić wywołany działaniami wielkich korporacji bunt mieszkańców. W zamian za ciężką pracę obiecano im lepsze życie, ale słowa nie dotrzymano. Lee musi być silna i bezwzględna, ma także osobiste powody, by nienawidzić rebeliantów.
Flynn ma bunt we krwi. Jego siostra zginęła w powstaniu przeciwko korporacjom. Udaje mu się uwięzić Lee, jednak gdy jego towarzysze chcą ją zabić, Flynn niespodziewanie podejmuje decyzję, która zmienia jego życie na zawsze.
Czy pragnienie miłości okaże się silniejsze od żądzy zemsty?
Fărâme de șoapte aduce în scenă o pereche de îndrăgostiți aflați în taberele adverse ale unui război sângeros.
Jubilee Chase și Flynn Cormac n-ar fi trebuit să se întâlnească niciodată.
Lee este căpitan și face parte din forțele trimise pe Avon să-i supună pe coloniștii rebeli ai acestei planete terraformate.
Flynn conduce revolta împotriva corporațiilor care nu și-au respectat promisiunea de a transforma planetele ospitaliere în unele pe care se poate trăi.
Încercând cu disperare să-și asigure un avantaj cât de mic într-un război nemilos, Flynn face singurul lucru care pare să aibă sens atunci când el și Lee își încrucișează cărările: se întoarce la bază, luând-o prizonieră.
Dar în timp ce tovarașii lui se pregătesc s-o execute pe această fată dură, cu nervi de oțel, Flynn face o altă alegere, care îl va schimba pentru totdeauna.
Lumea fantastică pe care o imaginează autoarele, talentul lor de a îmbina teme originale și familiare, de a susține două voci într-o poveste presărată cu romantism și tensiune – toate promit, în a treia parte a trilogiei, o altă lume, o altă aventură și, dacă avem noroc, un alt cuplu de îndrăgostiți. – Booklist
Acest science-fiction accesibil ne oferă conflicte autentice, conspirații de tot felul și o analiză surprinzătoare a noțiunii de vină. – Kirkus Reviews
Nici nu-mi amintesc cum am ajuns la mine. Dar brusc mă pomenesc în camera mea, amețită de gânduri, cu pielea înfiorată. Mă pregătesc de culcare cu destulă ușurință, având în sânge acest ritual după atâția ani în care m-am simțit extrem de obosită la sfârșitul unei zile pentru a mai face și altceva.
Nu trebuie să mă mai gândesc, nu trebuie să mai rămân în această stare teribilă în care simt cum adrenalina îmi pompează prin vene. Nu trebuie să mai rememorez cele întâmplate cu Flynn.
Nu trebuie să mă îndrăgostesc de un băiat care reprezintă toate lucrurile împotriva cărora am luptat de când aveam opt ani.
Dar pentru că nu mă pot opri să fac toate astea, măcar pot să nu-l mai ating vreodată.
'If you loved The Devil Wears Prada, you'll dive right into The Intern.'
- Lauren Sams, author of Crazy, Busy, Guilty and She's Having Her Baby
Josie Browning dreams of having it all.
A perfect academic record, an amazing journalism career - and for her crush to realise she exists. The only problem? Josie can't stop embarrassing her little sister or her best friend, let alone herself.
Josie's luck changes when she lands an internship at Sash magazine. A coveted columnist job is up for grabs, but Josie quickly learns making her mark will be far from easy, especially under the reign of editor Rae Swanson.
From the lows of photocopying and coffee-fetching, to the highs of celebrities, beauty products and by-lines, this is one internship Josie will never forget.
Totally fresh and funny, this debut novel from media insider Gabrielle Tozer reveals what's really behind the seeming glamour of the magazine industry.
PRAISE FOR THE INTERN:
'The gloss, the glamour ... the treachery! Tozer nails the bittersweet world of women's magazines in this sassy coming-of-age story.' - Jessica Parry, Cosmopolitan magazine
'If you loved The Devil Wears Prada, I have a sneaking suspicion you'll dive right into The Intern ... I loved this fun, cheeky read, as well as the genuine heart at its core.' - Lauren Sams, author of Crazy, Busy, Guilty and She's Having Her Baby
'The Intern is a page turner that left me wanting more of Tozer's work.' - JJ McConnachie, NZ Booklovers