Excerpt Releases: August 5


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

the fever megan abbottThe Fever by Megan Abbott
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Release date: June 17th 2014
The Nash family’s stability is thrown into chaos when rumors of a hazardous outbreak spread through the school and community.  As hysteria and contagion swell, a series of tightly held secrets emerges, threatening to unravel friendships, families and the town’s fragile idea of security.
To read an excerpt, click here.


of metal and wishes sarah fineOf Metal and Wishes (Of Metal and Wishes #1) by Sarah Fine
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books
Release date: August 5th 2014
There are whispers of a ghost in the slaughterhouse where sixteen-year-old Wen assists her father in his medical clinic—a ghost who grants wishes to those who need them most. Wen is lured by the mystery of the Ghost and learns he has been watching her… for a very long time.
To read an excerpt, click here.


Snow Like Ashes (Snow Like Ashes #1) by Sara Raasch
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Release date: October 14th 2014
Orphaned as an infant during The Kingdom of Winter’s defeat, Meira has lived her whole life as a refugee, raised by the Winterians’ general, Sir. Training to be a warrior—and desperately in love with her best friend, and future king, Mather — she would do anything to help her kingdom rise to power again. So when scouts discover the location of the ancient locket that can restore Winter’s magic, Meira decides to go after it herself.
To read an excerpt, click here.

the walled city ryan graudinThe Walled City by Ryan Graudin
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Release date: November 4th 2014
Jin, Mei Yee, and Dai all live in the Walled City, a lawless labyrinth run by crime lords and overrun by street gangs. Teens there run drugs or work in brothels—or, like Jin, hide under the radar. But when Dai offers Jin a chance to find her lost sister, Mei Yee, she begins a breathtaking race against the clock to escape the Walled City itself.
To read an excerpt, click here.


we should hang out sometime josh sundquistWe Should Hang Out Sometime: Embarrassingly, a true story by Josh Sundquist
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Release date: December 23rd 2014
Josh Sundquist only ever had one girlfriend. For twenty-three hours. In eighth grade. Why was Josh still single? To find out, he tracked down the girls he had tried to date and asked them straight up: What went wrong? The results of Josh’s semiscientific, wholly hilarious investigation are captured here.
To read an excerpt, click here.

The Young World (The Young World Trilogy #1) by Chris Weitz
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Release date: July 29th 2014
After a mysterious Sickness wipes out the rest of the population, Jefferson and Donna carve out a precarious existence among the chaos. But when another tribe member discovers a clue that may hold the cure to the Sickness, five teens set out on a life-altering road trip to save humankind.
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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