Teen Lounge

Young Adult Collection and Book Club for Teens

Teen Lounge at Bowen LibraryNeed help choosing your next book? Want to join a teen book club? The Teen Lounge has new titles for teens as well as information on the Teen Book Club hosted by Randwick City Library.

If you're planning a visit to the Library, be sure to check out the teen events page to see what's happening at our three libraries!

Explore the teen lounge:


New Titles for Teens

Check out these latest books added to our awesome Young Adult collection.

Barry Jonsberg: A Song Only I can Hear - Good evening, Rob. Your first challenge follows. These challenges have nothing to do with impressing Destry Camberwick. They are all to do with Rob Fitzgerald impressing Rob Fitzgerald. Bear that in mind at all times. Challenge 1. You will enter the Milltown's Got Talent competition. This gives you over a fortnight to polish your act and work out strategies to overcome panic attacks. I would wish you luck but the point of this challenge is that you don't need it. Introducing Rob Fitzgerald: thirteen years old and determined to impress the new girl at school, but it's a difficult task for a super-shy kid who is prone to panic attacks that include vomit, and genuine terror that can last all day. An anonymous texter is sending Rob challenges and they might just help.

Gillian French: The Lies They Tell - THE FIRE TOOK EVERYTHING. EXCEPT THE TRUTH. Everyone in Tenney's Harbor knows about the Garrison tragedy. An unexplained fire. A family of five reduced to one. And no leads on who did it. Of course, all fingers point at Pearl Haskins's father, the caretaker of the property, but she just can't believe it. Leave it to a town of rich people to blame 'the help'. Then Pearl meets Tristan, the last surviving Garrison, and his group of affluent and arrogant friends. Though she's repulsed by most of them, Tristan's quiet sadness and sombre demeanour intrigue her. Befriending the boys could mean getting closer to the truth, clearing her father's name, and giving Tristan the closure he seems to be searching for. But it could also trap Pearl in a sinister web of secrets, lies, and betrayals that would leave no life unchanged ... if it doesn't take hers first.

Ashley Woodfolk: The Beauty That Remains - The stunningly original, must-read fantasy of 2018 follows two fiercely independent young women, centuries apart, who hold the power to save their world...or doom it. When assassins ambush her best friend, Rielle Dardenne risks everything to save him, exposing herself as one of a pair of prophesied queens: a queen of light, and a queen of blood. To prove she is the Sun Queen, Rielle must endure seven elemental magic trials. If she fails, she will be executed...unless the trials kill her first. One thousand years later, the legend of Queen Rielle is a fairy tale to Eliana Ferracora. A bounty hunter for the Undying Empire, Eliana believes herself untouchable-until her mother vanishes. To find her, Eliana joins a rebel captain and discovers that the evil at the empire's heart is more terrible than she ever imagined. As Rielle and Eliana fight in a cosmic war that spans millennia, their stories intersect, and the shocking connections between them ultimately determine the fate of their world-and of each other.

Richelle Mead: The Emerald Sea - Tamsin Wright is unstoppable. Whatever the cost, she must become the most desirable jewel of the Glittering Court- the girl with the highest test scores, the most glamorous wardrobe, and the greatest opportunities to match with an elite suitor in the New World. If she can marry well, she'll finally be able to support her struggling family, and to do that she'll have to be the best. Realising her friendship with her roommates Mira and Adelaide could threaten her status as the top-ranked prospect, Tamsin does the only thing she knows will keep her on track- she cuts them out of her life. But when her voyage across the sea goes off course, Tamsin must use her unrelenting grit and determination to survive a harsh winter and make it back to the Glittering Court in time to secure a proposal. Experiencing other cultures and beliefs for the first time, Tamsin gradually learns that her careful studies haven't prepared her for everything. With new alliances formed with roguish tradesman Jago Robinson and good-natured minister Gideon Stewart, her heart begins to be pulled in different directions. But she can't let her feelings get in the way of her ultimate goal- protecting the dark secret that, if uncovered, could threaten everything she's ever desired.


Tabletop Game collection

Tabletop GamesA huge selection of contemporary card and board games are available for loan from Randwick City Library. Games are for loan for three weeks, and are limited to five per library member at a time. Browse all our available games on our library catalogue. Check out this page for our awesome tabletop game-related events we run.

Contact us and let the Youth Officer know if there is a game you would like to see added to the collection.


Teen Book Club

Join fellow readers in a fun discussion of various titles, genres and film adaptations. Members meet every third Thursday of the month to discuss set books and items which they have been reading recently. This is a free event, but bookings are essential. You must be a library member and a high school student in years 7-12 (or equivalent) to attend. Keep an eye out for other great Teen holiday and regular activities coming up soon.

When is the Book Club held and what are they currently reading?

LocationDate & TimeTitles for discussion
Margaret Martin Library,
Randwick

Thursday 23 August, 4pm - 5.30pm

Shortlisted Children's Book Council of Australia Titles

Please note membership to this group is restricted at the moment, contact us to register your interest for when a space becomes available.

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