Excerpt Releases: March 9

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

better off friends elizabeth eulbergBetter Off Friends by Elizabeth Eulberg
Publisher: Point
Release date: February 25th 2014
Macallan and Levi were friends at first sight. Eventually, they reach the threshold of best friends, which would be great…but now, it seems like they are getting in the way of each other’s love lives: Levi jokes around with Macallan and ignores his dates, and boys avoid Macallan because they assume she’s with Levi. Are they really better off as friends, or do they need to admit to something more complicated between them?
To read an excerpt, click here.

black ice becca fitzpatrickBlack Ice by Becca Fitzpatrick
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release date: October 7th 2014
Britt has been trained to backpack the Teton range, but she isn’t prepared when the ex-boyfriend she isn’t over decides to tag along. Before she can explore what she might still be feeling, a blizzard forces her to take shelter in a cabin with two men – fugitives who take her hostage. In exchange for her life, she has to agree to lead the men off the mountain.
To read an excerpt, click here.

blue gold elizabet stewartBlue Gold by Elizabeth Stewart
Publisher: Annick Press
Release date: January 9th 2014
Coltan, or blue gold, is a rare mineral harvested for use in cell phones and computers. Across continents, three girls are affected by this trade: Sylvie, a young refugee whose father was killed by a rogue militia gang over the mineral; Laiping, who labors away in a Chinese factory soldering components for cell phones; and Fiona, who uses her cell phone to take a picture that she instantly regrets.
To read an excerpt, click here.

death sworn leah cypressDeath Sworn by Leah Cypess
Publisher: Greenwillow
Release date: March 4th 2014
When Ileni lost her magic, she lost everything: her place in society, her purpose in life, and the man she had expected to spend her life with. So when the Elders sent her to be magic tutor to a secret sect of assassins, she went willingly, even though the last two tutors had died under mysterious circumstances.
To read an excerpt, click here.

let the storm break shannon messengerLet the Storm Break (Sky Fall #2) by Shannon Messenger
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Release date: March 4th 2014
Vane Weston is haunted. By the searing pull of his bond to Audra. By the lies he’s told to cover for her disappearance. By the treacherous winds that slip into his mind, trying to trap him in his worst nightmares. And as his enemies grow stronger, Vane doesn’t know how much longer he can last on his own.
To read an excerpt, click here.

made for you melissa marrMade for You by Melissa Marr
Publisher: HarperCollins
Release date: September 16th 2014
Eva Tilling wakes up in the hospital to a mystery – who in her small town hit her with their car? And why? But before she can puzzle that out, she is faced with a strange new skill: the ability to foresee people’s deaths when she touches them. Nate, an old flame, reappears in her life, and the two of them must navigate their own rocky past to figure out how to wield Eva’s power and keep their friends – and themselves – alive.
To read an excerpt, click here.

nil lynne matsonNil by Lynne Matson
Publisher: Henry Holt
Release date: March 4th 2014
On the mysterious island of Nil, the rules are set in stone: you have one year to escape – or you die. Charley doesn’t know the rules. She doesn’t even know where she is, waking up in an empty rock field. Lost and alone, she stumbles into Thad, the handsome leader of a clan of teenage refugees. As Thad’s time runs out, Charley realizes that leaving the island is harder than she thought…and so is falling in love.
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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