Excerpt Releases: December 1


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

Afterparty by Ann Redisch Stampler
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Release date: January 7, 2014
Emma is tired of playing the good girl, being an obedient daughter to her father so that she won’t become the mother whose name he won’t even say out loud. When she meets Siobhan, it seems like the best thing that’s ever happened to her – until she wants to make her own decisions and a boy comes between them.
To read an excerpt, click here.


the finisher david baldacciThe Finisher by David Baldacci
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Release date: March 4, 2014
Vega Jane lives in the village of Wormwood, where everyone lives in fear of the monsters they believe surround them in the forest. No one leaves the village – until Quentin, Vega’s mentor, is chased into the unknown, and leaves a series of clues only she can decipher.
To read an excerpt, click here.


Poison Dance: A Novella (Midnight Thief 0.5) by Livia Blackburne
Publisher: Lion’s Quill Press
Release date: November 15, 2013
In this prequel to the fantasy coming from Disney-Hyperion in 2014, James is a skilled and deadly hired blade navigating the deteriorating Assassin’s Guild. Then he meets Thalia, a beautiful but troubled dancing girl who offers him a way out of his dangerous path – if he will help her kill a powerful nobleman.
To read an excerpt, click here.


racing savannah Miranda KenneallyRacing Savannah (Hundred Oaks #4) by Miranda Kenneally
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire
Release date: December 3, 2013
Savannah and Jack live in two different worlds. He lives in the estate house, and she spends most of her time in the stables helping her father train horses. Savannah is aware of the rules: the staff doesn’t mix with Jack’s family. But Jack isn’t. Savannah’s dreams of becoming a horse jockey are dangerously close to breaking the rules…but what about dating Jack?
To read an excerpt, click here.


Stained by Cheryl Rainfield
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Release date: October 1, 2013
Sarah has always been the object of ridicule for her port-wine stain that covers half her face. However, when she is abducted on her way back from school, she is forced to tap into a courage that she never knew she had – to become a hero rather than a victim.
To read an excerpt, click here.


these broken stars amie kaufman meagan spoonerThese Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner
Publisher: Disney-Hyperion
Release date: December 10, 2013
Catastrophe strikes on an ordinary night aboard the luxury spaceliner, Icarus, when it is yanked out of hyperspace and plummets into the nearest planet. Lilac LaRoux and Tarver Merendsen survive, but they seem to be the only ones. Lilac is the daughter of the richest man and the universe, while Tarver comes from nothing and trusts girls like Lilac as far as he could throw them. But to survive, they will have to depend on each other.
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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