Excerpt Releases: December 15


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

After the End (After the End #1) by Amy Plum
Publisher: HarperCollins Children’s
Release date: May 6 2014
World War III has withdrawn, leaving an Earth ravaged by nuclear radiation. A lucky few survivors have escaped to Alaska. Juneau belongs to one of these surviving clans, but has returned from a hunting trip to discover that everyone has vanished. When she ventures out to find where they’ve went, she stumbles on a horrifying truth: the war never happened. Cities are still intact. People are still alive. Everything Juneau was ever taught…was a lie.
To read an excerpt, click here.


cress marissa meyerCress (Lunar Chronicles #3) by Marissa Meyer
Publisher: Feiwel and Friends
Release date: February 4 2014
Cinder, Captain Thorne, and Wolfe and Scarlet are all fugitives on the run. Together, they plot to overthrow Queen Levana and her army. Their only hope rests with Cress, a hacker who has been trapped since childhood on a satellite – but the only problem is, she’s already received orders from Levana to wipe Cinder and her cohorts out of the picture.
To read the first five chapters, click here.


the defiant lisa m. stasseThe Defiant (The Forsaken #3) by Lisa Stasse
Publisher: Simon and Schuster Books for Young Readers
Release date: July 8 2014
In the conclusion to the Forsaken trilogy, Alenna and her comrades are working toward an all-out assault on the United Northern Alliance. Alenna will be the insider needed to access the organization’s inner sanctum. However, when she returns to the home she’s nearly forgotten, she is swept up with old friends and into a secret plan that puts everyone she knows into grave danger.
To read an excerpt, click here.


going rogue robin benwayGoing Rogue (Also Known As #2) by Robin Benway
Publisher: Walker Children’s
Release date: January 14 2014
Being permanently based in a New York City high school has its ups and downs for 16-year-old safecracker Maggie Oliver. With a wonderful boyfriend and cool best friend, it mainly seems good. However, when Maggie’s parents are accused of stealing priceless coins, Maggie attempts to use her skill to clear them – and only gets tossed into more trouble. Along with her friends, she flees to Paris, to figure out how to defeat former allies and get her life back.
To read an excerpt, click here.


her dark curiosity megan shepherdHer Dark Curiosity (The Madman’s Daughter #2) by Megan Shepherd
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Release date: January 28 2014
Months have passed since Juliet Moreau escaped her father’s hellish island. Back in London, she tries to rebuild an ordinary existence – but as she loses people close to her to a murderer, a creature that leaves a macabre calling card of three slashes, she worries that it is a sign that her father’s creations may have also managed to escape. She is determined to find the killer before Scotland Yard does, while searching for the serum to aid her own worsening health.
To read an excerpt, click here.


Hollow City (Miss Peregrine #2) by Ransom Riggs
Publisher: Quirk Books
Release date: January 14 2014
In 1940 after the end of the first book, Jacob and his friends flee to London, the Peculiar capital of the world. They must face down Caul, a peculiar madman – and their beloved Miss Peregrine’s brother – who can steal Peculiar abilities for his own uses.
To read an excerpt, click here.


The Little Android (Lunar Chronicles #3.5) by Marissa Meyer
Publisher: Feiwel and Friends
Release date: January 5, 2014
In this companion novel for the Lunar Chronicles series, the story of the Little Mermaid is retold, starring an android named Mech6.0.
To read a teaser, click here.

Proxy (Avalon 0.5) by Mindee Arnett
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Release date: December 3 2013
Whenever anyone needs something stolen from any star system in the Confederation, they turn to Jeth Seagrave and the Shades, his band of teenage mercenaries. However, their latest job goes awry, as Jeth discovers a betrayal within his ranks, and suspects that no one will come back from this job alive.
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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