Tanith has a disease that affects the world around her. She makes wood rot, plants wither and metal rust.

Samira takes pity and tries to make friends with her, but she has no idea what she's getting herself into.

She's soon to find out a dark secret that will change the way she sees everything.

This brand new Teen Read from Tim Collins holds mystery and intrigue right up until the final page. Even reluctant readers will be engrossed by this spine-tingling story, which is creepy and tragic in equal measures.

At a manageable word count of roughly 6,000, Wasteland has the modern and inviting appearance of a typical teenage novel, but with a spine width that will not intimidate less confident readers. The text is set at a reading level of 8-9 and the line breaks and clear font provide a manageable means for the reader to digest the story.

Wasteland is just one of the ten diverse new titles in Teen Reads V. Check back here for updates and synopses on each one.

Tim Collins is originally from Manchester, but now lives near London. He has written over 50 books, including Wimpy Superhero, Dorkius Maximus, Cosmic Colin and Monstrous Maud. His other titles in the Teen Reads series are Dawn of the Daves, Troll, Joke Shop, The Locals, Mr Perfect and Painkiller. He has won awards in the UK and Germany.