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Our top YA books of the month for August 2020

  • Our picks this month include a new take on the ideas created in the Narnia and Wonderland books, and fairy tales like you’ve never read before
  • Every month we recommend great reads to add to your TBR pile
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Each month, we’ll share four of the books we reviewed. If you read any of them, share on social media, and don’t forget to tag us @youngposthk !

The Strangeworlds Travel Agency

The Strangeworlds Travel AgencyWhen Flick’s parents move her out of the city to a quiet, dull little village, she thinks she’ll never find excitement again. But when she stumbles across – and into – an unusual shop hidden in an alley, she discovers a (literal) whole new world – and one whose future could have a massive impact on her own.

Read our review here and buy a copy here.

Faery Tales

Faery TalesIf you think fairy tales are sweet little bedtime stories for kiddies, think again. The former British Poet Laureate has taken some of the best known classic tales back to their original dark, and often shocking origins.

Read our review here and buy a copy here.

The Vanishing Trick

LThe Vanishing TrickLike Oliver Twist, but with sorcery. This tale follows three friends who have been trapped and bewitched by a fortune teller, and whose individual chances of survival could been the end of the other two.

Read our review here and buy a copy here.

The Secret Starling

The Secret StarlingClara has spent all her life in a cold, ancient manor house with her Uncle Edward, and no friends or family to speak of. But when a young boy shows up at the front door, her life and her past suddenly get a whole lot more complicated. (Not least because this is the 1970s, and she can’t Google ANYTHING!)

Read our review here and buy a copy here.

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