Excerpt Releases: December 23

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

the collectors philip pullmanThe Collectors (An His Dark Materials novella) by Philip Pullman
Publisher: Audible
Release date: December 10th 2014
On a dark winter’s night in 1970, Horley and Grinstead huddle for warmth in the Senior Common Room of a college in Oxford. Conversation turns to the two impressive works of art that Horley has recently added to his collection. What the two men don’t know is that these pieces are connected in mysterious and improbable ways; and they are about to be caught in the cross-fire of a story which has travelled time and worlds.
To listen to an excerpt, click here.

fairest marissa meyerFairest (The Lunar Chronicles #0.5) by Marissa Meyer
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
Release date: January 27th 2015
Mirror, mirror on the wall, Who is the fairest of them all? Fans of the Lunar Chronicles know Queen Levana as a ruler who uses her “glamour” to gain power. But long before she crossed paths with Cinder, Scarlet, and Cress, Levana lived a very different story – a story that has never been told . . . until now. Marissa Meyer spins yet another unforgettable tale about love and war, deceit and death.
To listen to an excerpt, click here.

Ignite (Defy #2) by Sara B. Larson
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Release date: December 30th 2014
Alexa remains by the newly crowned King Damian’s side as his guard, ever committed to helping him rebuild Antion and reclaim the hope of Antion’s people, despite continuing to harbor a secret love for him. However, when another threat to Damian and his kingdom emerges, and blame is cast on their newly forged allies from Blevon, Alexa knows things are not what they seem.
To read an excerpt, click here.

jesse's girl miranda kenneallyJesse’s Girl by Miranda Kenneally
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire
Release date: July 1st 2015
When Maya Henry said she wanted to be a rock star, she never imagined she’d get to shadow Jesse Scott, teen idol. But spending the day with Jesse is far from a dream come true. He’s as gorgeous as his music, but seeing all that he’s accomplished is just a reminder of everything Maya’s lost. Not to mention that Jesse’s pushy and opinionated and he thinks Maya’s playing back up to other people’s dreams. Does she have what it takes to follow her heart—and go solo?
To read an excerpt, click here.

joyride anna banksJoyride by Anna Banks
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
Release date: June 2nd 2015
It’s been years since Carly Vega’s parents were deported. She works at a convenience store to contribute to getting her parents back from Mexico. Arden Moss’ sister is dead, and Arden blames his father, who wouldn’t acknowledge Amber’s mental illness. All Carly wants is to stay under the radar and do what her family expects. All Arden wants is to NOT do what his family expects. When their paths cross, they each realize they’ve been living according to others.
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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