Excerpt Releases: April 6

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

broken hearts fences and other things to mend katie finnBroken Hearts, Fences and Other Things to Mend (Broken Hearts and Revenge #1) by Katie Finn
Publisher: Feiwel and Friends
Release date: May 13 2014
Devastated by being dumped, Gemma ends up in the Hamptons for the summer – but that adds new complications, especially the risk of her bumping into her ex-best friend, Hallie. Things take a twist when a case of mistaken identity causes Hallie, as well as her dreamy brother Josh, to think that Gemma is someone else. But how long will Gemma keep from being discovered?
To read an excerpt, click here.

Hungry by H.A. Swain
Publisher: Feiwel and Friends
Release date: June 3 2014
In the future, food is no longer necessary. People take medications to stave off the hunger. According to Thalia’s parents, this is enough – but when Thalia starts to feel hunger, and meets a boy who is part of the underground movement to bring food back, she knows that not everyone is fortunate as she is, and the only way to really keep away hunger is to find real, nourishing food.
To read an excerpt, click here.

learning not to drown anna shinodaLearning Not to Drown by Anna Shinoda
Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Release date: April 1 2014
Clare knows her family is on the brink of disaster: from her, the overprotected baby, to Luke, a drug-addicted felon who is constantly being bailed out by their parents. Though Clare loves her eldest brother, life as his sister has never been easy – and when he is arrested again, new truths are uncovered that shake her knowledge of her family to her core. And then, her mother makes an unthinkable decision in order to protect him. Clare has to decide between cutting ties with her family for her own sake, or drowning along with them.
To read an excerpt, click here.

Pointe by Brandy Colbert
Publisher: Penguin
Release date: April 10 2014
Theo has finally started to get her life back together. However, things are shattered when her old friend Donovan reappears, after four years of being kidnapped. Theo starts reliving memories of his abduction – and abductor – and though Donovan himself isn’t talking, and Theo knows she didn’t do anything wrong, telling the truth about what happened might ruin everything she’s been working for. But keeping quiet could be worse.
To read an excerpt, click here.

Raging Star by Moira Young
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books
Release date: May 13 2014
Saba is ready to seize her destiny and defeat DeMalo and the Tonton. But when she finally meets him, he confounds her with his visions of a healed earth, a New Eden – for the few that can pay their way in. To Jack, the decision is clear: DeMalo needs to be taken down. Still uncertain, and keeping her connection of DeMalo a secret, Saba still determines to join the fight, leading an inexperienced guerrilla band against DeMalo and his trained militia.
To read an excerpt, click here.

The Taken (The Taken #1) by Kimberly Derting
Publisher: HarperTeen
Release date: April 29 2014
When sixteen-year-old Kara Agnew wakes up behind a dumpster at the Gas n’ Sip, she has no idea how she ended up there. When she wanders home, though, she finds out the truth – she’s been missing for five years, but she hasn’t aged a day. Meanwhile, life has moved on without her: her boyfriend and best friend are living the life she thought she’d have, her parents have divorced and her loss turned her father into a conspiracy theory freak. Confused and lost, Kyra knows she has to learn the truth in order to move on.
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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