Excerpt Releases: February 23


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

dreams of gods and monsters laini taylorDreams of Gods and Monsters (Daughter of Smoke and Bone #3) by Laini Taylor
Publisher: Little, Brown Books For Young Readers
Release date: April 1st 2014
By way of a staggering deception, Karou has taken control of the chimaera rebellion and is intent on steering its course away from dead-end vengeance. The future rests on her, if there can even be a future for the chimaera in war-ravaged Eretz. When Jael’s brutal seraph army trespasses into the human world, the unthinkable becomes essential, and Karou and Akiva must ally their enemy armies against the threat. It is a twisted version of their long-ago dream, and they begin to hope that it might forge a way forward for their people.
To read an excerpt, click here.

Gilded (Gilded #1) by Christina Farley
Publisher: Skyscape
Release date: March 1st 2014
Jae Hwa Lee is a sixteen-year-old Korean American with a black belt, a deadly skill with steel-tipped arrows, and a major chip on her shoulder. When her father uproots her from L.A. and moves her to Seoul, Jae thinks her main problems will be fitting into a new school and dealing with her dismissive grandfather. Then, she discovers that a Korean demi-god has been stealing the souls of the oldest daughter of each generation of her family for centuries – and she’s next.
To read an excerpt, click here.

razorhurst justine larbalestierRazorhurst by Justine Larbalestier
Publisher: Soho Teen
Release date: March 2015
In Razorhurst of 1932, the fragile peace between two mob bosses is crumbling. Loyalties are shifting and danger looms. Kelpie knows the dangers of the streets. Dymphyna is experienced in the dealings of the criminal world. When the two meet over the corpse of Dymphyna’s latest boyfriend, Dymphyna is drawn to Kelpie, and proclaims herself the other girl’s protector. But there are more dangers out there besides the living…
To read an excerpt, click here.


sinner maggie stiefvaterSinner (The Wolves of Mercy Falls #4) by Maggie Stiefvater
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Release date: July 1st 2014
Everyone thinks they know the truth behind Cole St. Clair – stardom, addiction, downfall and disappearance. But only a few people know his true, dark secret: his ability to shapeshift into a wolf. One of these people is Isabel, and at one point, they might have even loved each other. But that was before Cole left. Now, he’s back.
To read an excerpt, click here.


Solving for Ex by Leigh Ann Kopans
Publisher: Self-published
Release date: February 11th 2014
In this YA contemporary romance, Ashley Price faces off against a gorgeous new girl who steals her crush, and is the embodiment of everything she left her old school to escape. However, she didn’t count on said new girl’s twin brother, who has his eye on her and isn’t taking no for an answer.
To read an excerpt, click here.


what i thought was true huntley fitzpatrickWhat I Thought Was True by Huntley Fitzpatrick
Publisher: Dial Books for Young Readers
Release date: April 15th 2014
Gwen’s summer is not going the way she expected. Her Biggest Mistake Ever, Cassidy Somers, is slumming it as a yard boy on her island. And, just when she thinks she is going to follow in the path of generations of house cleaners and fishermen, her father offers up some shocking advice and secret histories.
To read an excerpt, click here.

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About Author

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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