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* Books and Authors
Explore the latest genre fiction, essential non-fiction and the authors behind the titles. Browse these and other works, using tools that make finding them and remembering them easy.
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* Email newsletters
Be one of the first to know about the latest releases for your favourite genre or area of interest by subscribing to our regular newsletters.
* NoveList
The guide to practically everything - you can even do a plot search if you can't remember the title of the book.
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* Achuka U.K.
Find out what's just been published from this professional site. Heaps of reviews, author interviews and features
* Book Browse
You can find all the latest titles here and read enormous excerpts.
* Fantastic Fiction
A huge range of books - includes info on all the latest titles, plus 200,000 books listed along with 10,000 bibliographies of authors.
* Guys Lit Wire
Literary news and reviews for boys.
* Inside A Dog
… it's too dark to read … but on this great new site you can read and write reviews, win prizes, talk about books on their forum and keep up with book news.
* Reading Rants
If you're wondering if there's life after Judy Blume and Gary Paulsen, have a look at this site for some out of the ordinary reads
* Spinebreakers
Spinebreakers.co.uk is a portal into the world of books, run by teenagers. Editorial control of the site is in the hands of a core editorial team of nine teenagers aged between 13 and 18 years, supported by a large network of contributing teen editors from across the UK.
* SpineOut
Submit reviews and creative work and get published on this Australian high-school oriented site.
* The Sword and Laser
The Sword and Laser is a review and discussion site for sci-fi and fantasy books. Anyone can join the club and participate.
* Teen Reads
This has to be one of the best on the Net. It's right up to the minute with all the latest reviews, newsletters, competitions and much much more.
* Teens’ Top Ten Books
A yearly list of top reads chosen by teens. Teens' Top Ten Books (TTT) is part of YA Galley, a project of the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA).