Excerpt releases: August 19


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

clariel garth nixClariel (Abhorsen #4) by Garth Nix
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
Release date: October 14th 2014
Sixteen-year-old Clariel misses roaming freely within the forests of Estwael. In Belisaere she can see her freedom slipping away. It seems too that the city itself is descending into chaos, as the ancient rules binding Abhorsen, King and Clayr appear to be disintegrating. With the discovery of a dangerous Free Magic creature loose in the city, Clariel is given the chance both to prove her worth and make her escape.
To read an excerpt, click here.

i am malala malala yousafzai patricia mccormickI Am Malala: Young Reader’s Edition by Malala Yousafzai & Patricia McCormick
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Release date: August 19th
The memoir of a remarkable teenage girl who risked her life for the right to go to school. Raised in a changing Pakistan, Malala was taught to stand up for what she believes. I Am Malala tells her story of bravery and determination in the face of extremism, detailing the daily challenges of growing up in a world transformed by terror.
To read an excerpt, click here.

i'll give you the sun jandy nelsonI’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson
Publisher: Dial
Release date: September 16th 2014
Jude and her brother, Noah, are incredibly close twins. At thirteen, isolated Noah is falling in love with the charismatic boy next door, while daredevil Jude surfs and cliff-dives and does the talking for both of them. But three years later, Jude and Noah are barely speaking. What the twins don’t realize is that they each have only half the story, and if they could just find their way back to one another, they’d have a chance to remake their world.
To read an excerpt, click here.

Love and Other Unknown Variables by Shannon Lee Alexander
Publisher: Entangled Teen
Release date: October 7th 2014
Charlie Hanson has a clear vision of his future. He knows he’ll inevitably discover solutions to the universe’s greatest unanswered questions. The future has never seemed very kind to Charlotte Finch, so she’s counting on the present. Soon Charlie must choose between the familiar formulas he’s always relied on or the girl he’s falling for (at far more than 32 feet per second squared).
To read an excerpt, click here.

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Lucy Nisbet

Lucy is an English teacher-in-training and a self-confessed book nerd. She often buys more books than she can reasonably afford or possibly have time to read. Her Hogwarts letter is now several years too late, but she’s sure it’s just gotten lost in the post.

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