Excerpt Releases: January 26


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

dangerous shannon haleDangerous by Shannon Hale
Publisher: Bloomsbury
Release date: March 4 2014
All Maisie Danger Brown wanted was to get away from home and explore somewhere new. She didn’t expect to stumble into a plot that could mean the end of her friends and her life on Earth as she knew it. And now, with her being the only one standing between her planet and this nefarious scheme, there is no going back.
To read an excerpt, click here.

Defy (Defy #1) by Sara B. Larson
Publisher: Scholastic
Release date: January 7 2014
In disguise as a boy and with the help of her wit and quick sword-fighting skills, Alexa Hollen has made her way into the elite prince’s guard. However, even she is no match for a sneaky, powerful sorceror, who spirits her away along with her charge himself and her friend Damien. Is she strong enough to save herself and the kingdom that she’s sworn to protect?
To read an excerpt, click here.

Into the Still Blue (Under the Never Sky #3) by Veronica Rossi
Publisher: HarperCollins
Release date: January 28 2014
Aria and Perry race to find the Still Blue, the last safe-haven from the Aether storms, while determined to stick together no matter what. Meanwhile, time is running out to rescue their friend Cinder, who is also their key to survival and has been kidnapped for his unique skills.
To read an excerpt, click here.

minders michelle jaffeMinders by Michele Jaffe
Publisher: Razorbill
Release date: January 30 2014
Any girl would be daunted by such a tangled situation: having to choose between turning in the boy they love for committing a crime, or keeping quiet. However, Sadie’s problem runs deep – she knows it happened because she saw it in his mind.
To read an excerpt, click here.

panic lauren oliverPanic by Lauren Oliver
Publisher: HarperCollins
Release date: March 4 2014
Panic is a legendary game played by graduating seniors in Carp – and the stakes may be higher, but the payoff is even greater. Heather never thought she’d participate, but when she finds something to fight for, she discovers a hidden courage within her. Meanwhile, Dodge has never been afraid of Panic, because he has a secret that fuels him – but he is about to find that everyone has their secrets and their own reasons for playing.
To read an excerpt, click here.

The Ring and the Crown by Melissa De La Cruz
Publisher: Disney-Hyperion
Release date: April 1 2014
Princess Marie-Victoria, heir to the Lily throne, and Aelwynn Myrddn, an illegitimate mage, were raised together. However, their lives are taking two different paths. As Marie-Victoria’s mother withers, she must marry and produce an heir lest the country fall to their enemy, Prussia. However, Marie-Victoria will not be allowed to marry the man she loves – so she and Aelwynn make a dangerous plan to switch places, and fates.
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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