Excerpt Releases: April 20

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Here is a selection of excerpts from young adult novels that have recently hit the web.

don't look back jennifer l armentroutDon’t Look Back by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Publisher: Disney-Hyperion
Release date: April 15th 2014
Until the night she disappeared with her best friend, Cassie, everyone said Sam had it all- popularity, wealth, and a dream boyfriend. Sam has resurfaced, but she has no recollection of who she was or what happened to her that night. As she tries to piece together her life from before, she realizes it’s one she no longer wants any part of.
To read an excerpt, click here.

lockstep karl schroederLockstep by Karl Schroeder
Publisher: Tor Books
Release date: March 25th 2014
When Toby finds himself separated from his family and lost in space, he expects this drifting away to be his last – particularly as the planet he is orbiting is dead and abandoned. However, when he wakes up again, he is surprised to find a thriving planet, a strange new galaxy and the bizarre revelation that he has been hibernating for 14,000 years.
To read an excerpt, click here.

second star alyssa b sheinmelSecond Star by Alyssa B. Sheinmel
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Release date: May 13th 2014
Seventeen-year-old Wendy Darling is on a search for her missing surfer brothers. Wendy’s journey leads her to a mysterious hidden cove inhabited by a tribe of young renegade surfers, most of them runaways like her brothers. Wendy is instantly drawn to the cove’s charismatic leader, Pete, but her search also points her toward Pete’s nemesis, the drug-dealing Jas. Enigmatic, dangerous, and handsome, Jas pulls Wendy in even as she’s falling hard for Pete. A radical reinvention of a classic.
To read an excerpt, click here.

sleep no more aprilynne pikeSleep No More by Aprilynne Pike
Publisher: HarperTeen
Release date: April 29th 2014
Charlotte Westing is an Oracle. For all the good that does her. These days, instead of using their powers, the Oracles fight them. Charlotte knows the price of breaking the rules: she sees it every day in her mother’s wheelchair and the absence of her father. But when a vision of a classmate’s death overcomes her defenses, Charlotte is torn. Follow the rules? Or risk everything to fight the serial killer who has set up residence in her town.
To read an excerpt, click here.

summer state of mind jen calonitaSummer State of Mind by Jen Calonita
Publisher: Poppy
Release date: April 22nd 2014
Summer has finally arrived, but Harper’s plans to shop and swim all day long are quashed by her parents’ alarm at the credit card bills. They ship her to camp, where she finds herself learning a new hierarchy, making new friends and possibly winning the heart of a cute boy.
To read an excerpt, click here.

to all the boys i've loved before jenny hanTo All The Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han
Publisher: Simon and Schuster Books for Young Readers
Release date: April 15th 2014
Lara Jean, who has never openly admitted her crushes, but instead wrote each boy a letter about how she felt, sealed it, and hid it in a box under her bed, discovers that somehow her secret box of letters has been mailed, causing all her crushes from her past to confront her, and must learn to deal with her past loves face to face.
To read an excerpt, click here.

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Hebah Uddin

Hebah is a 21-year-old Muslim girl who reads a lot of books, writes a lot more, and wears a lot of (figurative) hats. As a result of being raised on a steady diet of foreign films and BBC period dramas, she now likes to think of herself as Charlotte Bronte + one of Akira Kurosawa’s samurai women. She’ll rap your fingers with her katana if you don’t mind your manners - or your grammar.

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