Excerpt Releases: July 22


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

dissonance erica o'rourkeDissonance (Dissonance #1) by Erica O’Rourke
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Release date: July 22nd 2014
Delancy Sullivan has always known there’s more to reality than what people see. As a Walker, Del’s job is to keep the dimensions in harmony.  But something strange is connecting them and it’s not just her encounters with echo versions of Simon Lane. But Del’s decisions have unimaginable consequences and, as she draws closer to a truth that the Council of Walkers is trying to hide.
To read an excerpt, click here.

fairest marissa meyerFairest (The Lunar Chronicles #0.5) by Marissa Meyer
Publisher: Feiwel + Friends
Release date: January 27th 2015
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. In this stunning bridge book between Cress and Winter in the bestselling Lunar Chronicles, Queen Levana’s story is finally told.
To read an excerpt, click here.

forecast rinda elliottForecast (Sisters of Fate #2) by Rinda Elliott
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Release date: August 4th 2014
The Lockwood triplets are charged with helping to save the world—but at a high cost. Coral is always in the middle, always the family peacemaker. As roaring seas surge and terrifying underworld creatures emerge for battle, can Coral control her goddess magic and protect Taran? Because now she has a chance for more than her crazy life—as long as she and Taran win. It is written that three Sisters of Fate have the power to change the world’s destiny. But only if they survive.
To read an excerpt, click here.

gates of thread and stone lori m leeGates of Thread and Stone by Lori M. Lee
Publisher: Skyscape
Release date: August 5th 2014
In a city of walls and secrets, where only one man is supposed to possess magic, seventeen-year-old Kai struggles to keep hidden her own secret—she can manipulate the threads of time. When Kai was eight, she was found by Reev on the riverbank, and her “brother” has taken care of her ever since. Then Reev disappears. When keeping silent and safe means losing him forever, Kai vows to do whatever it takes to find him.
To read an excerpt, click here.

i was here gayle formanI Was Here by Gayle Forman
Publisher: Viking Juvenile
Release date: January 27th 2015
When her best friend drinks a bottle of industrial-strength cleaner alone in a motel room, Cody is understandably devastated. She and Meg shared everything—so how was there no warning? When Cody travels to Meg’s college town, she discovers that there’s a lot that Meg never told her, including an encrypted computer file that Cody can’t open—until she does, and everything Cody thought she knew about her best friend gets thrown into question.
To read an excerpt, click here.

opposition jennifer l armentroutOpposition (Lux #5) by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Publisher: Entangled Teen
Release date: August 5th 2014
Katy knows the world changed the night the Luxen came. Daemon will do anything to save those he loves, even if it means betrayal. They must team with an enemy if there is any chance of surviving the invasion. But when it quickly becomes impossible to tell friend from foe, and the world is crumbling around them, they may lose everything— even what they cherish most—to ensure the survival of their friends…and mankind.
To read an excerpt, click here.

This Shattered World (Starbound #2) by Amie Kaufman & Meagan Spooner
Publisher: Disney Hyperion
Release date: December 23rd 2014
Jubilee Chase and Flynn Cormac should never have met. Lee is a soldier. Rebellion is in Flynn’s blood. Flynn does the only thing that makes sense when he and Lee cross paths: he returns to base with her as prisoner. But as his fellow rebels prepare to execute this tough-talking girl with nerves of steel, Flynn makes another choice that will change him forever. He and Lee escape the rebel base together, caught between two sides of a senseless war.
To read an excerpt, click here.

silver shadows richelle meadSilver Shadows (Bloodlines #5) by Richelle Mead
Publisher: Razorbill
Release date: July 29th 2014
Sydney and Adrian struggle to pick up the pieces and find their way back to each other. But first, they have to survive. For Sydney, trapped and surrounded by adversaries, life becomes a daily struggle to hold on to her identity and the memories of those she loves. Meanwhile, Adrian clings to hope in the face of those who tell him Sydney is a lost cause, but the battle proves daunting as old demons and new temptations begin to seize hold of him…
To read an excerpt, click here.

Sisters’ Fate (The Cahill Witch Chronicles #3) by Jessica Spotswood
Publisher: Putnam Juvenile
Release Date:  August 14th 2014
A fever ravages New London, but with the Brotherhood sending suspected witches straight to the gallows, the Sisters are powerless against the disease. They can’t help without revealing their powers—as Cate learns when a potent display of magic turns her into the most wanted witch in all of New England. And now that Tess’s visions have taken a deadly turn, the prophecy that one Cahill sister will murder another looms ever closer to its fulfillment.
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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