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Our top YA books of the month for September 2020

  • Our favourite back-to-school reads this month include the latest from award-winning ‘A Monster Calls’ author Patrick Ness, and what may be a contender for book of the year
  • As the new school year begins, we've got some great idea for what to add to your TBR pile
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It may not quite be hot chocolate season, but it's always a good time for a new book.

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 !

Dangerous Remedy

Dangerous RemedyIt’s the height of the French Revolution, and a small group of adventurers has been hired to free innocent victims from Paris’ prisons. But when they complete their most recent rescue, of a young aristocrat called Olympe, they realise that the young woman’s dark and disturbing powers are moere than they had bargained for.

Read our review here and buy a copy here.

Chasing Ghosts

Chasing GhostsIn the frozen northern reaches of Canada, a mission is underway to sail through the Northwest Passage, and change the face of European trade forever. Meanwhile, in Ireland, a family is coming to terms with a tragedy. Both narrative strands are vivid and gripping, and readers will try to come to their own conclusions as to how these two very different stories will come together. This might be the most engrossing YA novel of the year so far.

Read our review here and buy a copy here.


NevertellAfter opening in a Stalinist prison camp, this tale takes a sharp turn into the realms of magical fantasy, as protagonist Lina makes a bid for freedom, only to find herself facing an angry ice witch and her pack of fearsome spirit wolves. Katharine Orton’s debut is an original page-turner packed with mystery, tying together real history with folklore to surprising effect.

Read our review here and buy a copy here.


BurnPatrick Ness does it again: he has proven he is the master of relatable teen characters and thought-provoking plots. This stunning story is set against a backdrop of the Cold War, and deals with issues such as racism, poverty, and love, but also features dragons.

Read our review here and buy a copy here.

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