Excerpt Releases: December 29

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Here are some recently released excerpts of new or upcoming YA novels.

The Art of Falling by Jenny Kaczorowski
Publisher: Bloomsbury Spark
Release date: December 19th 2013
For Bria Hale, image is everything. She’s a militant vegan – complete with purple hair, Doc Martens and a scowl. She’s too cool to fall for football captain Ben Harris – or that’s what she thinks. Now, as the impossible begins to happen, Bria must choose between getting the guy and her hard-won image.
To read an excerpt, click here.

boys like you juliana stoneBoys Like You by Juliana Stone
Publisher: Sourcebooks
Release date: May 1st 2014
One mistake, and everything changes. Monroe’s family, and her heart, have been torn apart. Nathan learns heartbreak first-hand when a car accident lands his best friend in a coma. These two wounded souls find their way together, in a search for acceptance, forgiveness, and the possibility of overcoming mistakes.
To read an excerpt, click here.

empower jessica shirvingtonEmpower (The Violet Eden Chapters #5) by Jessica Shirvington
Publisher: Hatchette
Release date: November 12th 2013
In the conclusion to Violet’s story, the young half-angel has walked away from her family, friends and her soulmate Lincoln. She is determined to live in the perpetual coldness of a broken soul, in order to fulfill a promise to save the one she loves. However, when an unexpected visitor ends up at her door, Violet fears she will have to face the night when everything changed – and the thing that was taken without her permission.
To read an excerpt, click here.

Love Letters to the Dead by Ava Dellaira
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Release date: April 1st 2014
It starts as an assignment for English class – write a letter to a dead person – but it turns into much more. Laurel starts with Kurt Cobain, since he died young like her big sister May, but fills a notebook about navigating new friendships, falling in love for the first time, and coming to terms with the abuse she suffered when her sister ought to have been looking out for her.
To read an excerpt, click here.

Something Real by Heather Demetrios
Publisher: Henry Holt
Release date: February 14th 2014
Bonnie Baker has grown up on TV, along with her twelve siblings, on the once-famous reality TV show Baker’s Dozen. After the show crash-landed in scandal, Bonnie’s tried her best to live a normal life under the radar – but when the producers and her mom make plans to revive the show, Bonnie’s normal life is at risk of being destroyed completely.
To read an excerpt, click here.

these broken stars amie kaufman meagan spoonerThese Broken Stars (Starbound #1) by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner
Publisher: Disney-Hyperion
Release date: December 10th 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.

tin star cecil castellucciTin Star by Cecil Castellucci
Publisher: Roaring Brook Press
Release date: February 25th 2013
Betrayed by the cult leader she once admired, Tula is left behind on a remote space station for dead, while the ship continues on to the planet it intends to colonize. However, she is saved by an alien, Heckleck, and learns how to assimilate into the alien way of life. When a ship of human teenagers crash-lands onto the station, Tula’s taste for escape and revenge is revived, along with her yearning to be back with her own kind.
To read an excerpt, click here.

Untitled (The Raven Cycle #3) by Maggie Stiefvater
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Release date: 2014
The Raven Cycle centers around Blue, a young girl destined to kill the one she loves when they kiss, and her adventures with a group of boys from the nearby private school – known as the Raven Boys to the surrounding population – as they seek out an old legend.
To read a teaser, 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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