young adult

With shades of Clave of the Cave Bears and The Hunger Games, Slave Power is the first in a new series. Set in the East of the Black Sea around 300 BC, this is a tale of Amazon Tribes under threat from slave traders who are showing no mercy as they attack the peaceful tribes… Read More

Fifteen-year-old Rebecca McQuilten moves with her parents from Dunedin to Auckland. Lonely, but trying to fit in, she goes to a party, and that's where things really fall apart. Things begin to look up when she meets her gregarious sixteen-year-old neighbour, Cory Marshall, and he helps her piece her life back together. But that's before… Read More

With her second novel, Amy Lukavics has set the scene for a delicious Gothic story. In an isolated Victorian mansion lives Lucy Acosta, with her father, her cousin, Margaret, and her aunt and Margaret's mother, Penelope. Lucy's mother died when she was three. Ever since then her aunt Penelope has been looking after the household… Read More

Back in 2014, well-known author Kate de Goldi approached Gecko Press publisher Julia Marshall with an idea aimed to revitalize the reading experience for upper primary school children and create lifetime readers. Those children, and their families, are lucky Marshall jumped at the opportunity and took a punt on Annual.  "We wanted Annual to be a game… Read More

They say you never forget your first love. But that’s exactly what Clare’s trying to do. It’s the last night before Clare and her boyfriend Aidan head off to college; the last night that they will spend together as a couple. On the precipice of the new chapter of their lives, they’ve agreed that a clean… Read More

Amber craves excitement and adventure. Instead she is bullied at school for having two dads, and her life at home isn't much better. Inspired by Oscar Wilde, Amber realises that there must be others who feel the same as she does among the million of people in London. After chance encounters with Maali, Sky, and… Read More

“Just another dull night in Fairfold, where everyone’s a lunatic or an elf.” Sister and brother, Hazel and Ben Evans are no strangers to strangeness. Growing up in the fay-ridden Fairfold they’ve been subject to the awesome and the awful from a young age. Their hometown, crawling with malicious fair folk, thrives on the fragile… Read More

After being pestered and pestered for longer bedtime stories I've just started reading Harry Potter to my daughter. She's only four and half, but you're never too young to start, right? We've just got up to the part when the glass disappears and the snake slithers out and chases after Dudley. Reading it a second… Read More

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