Excerpt Releases: May 18

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

isla and the happily ever after stephanie perkinsIsla and the Happily Ever After (Anna and the French Kiss #3) by Stephanie Perkins
Publisher: Dutton
Release date: August 14 2014
From the glittering streets of Manhattan to the moonlit rooftops of Paris, falling in love is easy for hopeless dreamer Isla and introspective artist Josh. But as they begin their senior year in France, Isla and Josh are quickly forced to confront the heartbreaking reality that happily-ever-afters aren’t always forever.
To read an excerpt, click here.

i become shadow joe shineI Become Shadow by Joe Shine
Publisher: Soho Teen
Release date: June 10 2014
Ren was abducted at fourteen and chosen by the mysterious F.A.T.E. Center to become a Shadow – a fearless and unstoppable guardian to a future world leader. She survives in part to the love she finds with a fellow trainee, but their paths diverge when she becomes eighteen and receives her first assignment: find and protect college student Gareth Young, or die trying.
To read an excerpt, click here.

the one kiera cassThe One (The Selection #3) by Kiera Cass
Publisher: HarperTeen
Release date: May 6 2014
America never dreamed she would find herself anywhere close to the crown—or to Prince Maxon’s heart. But as the competition approaches its end and the threats outside the palace walls grow more vicious, America realizes just how much she stands to lose—and how hard she’ll have to fight for the future she wants.
To read an excerpt, click here.

ruin and rising leigh bardugoRuin and Rising (The Grisha #3) by Leigh Bardugo
Publisher: Henry Holt and Co.
Release date: June 17 2014
The capital has fallen. The Darkling rules Ravka from his shadow throne. Now the nation’s fate rests with a broken Sun Summoner, a disgraced tracker, and the shattered remnants of a magical army. Deep in an ancient network of tunnels and caverns, Alina must submit to the dubious protection of the Apparat and the zealots who worship her. Yet her plans lie elsewhere, with the hunt for the elusive firebird and the hope that an outlaw prince still survives.
To read an excerpt, click here.

silver shadows richelle meadSilver Shadows (Bloodlines #5) by Richelle Mead
Publisher: Razorbill
Release date: July 29 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.

we were liars e lockhartWe Were Liars by E. Lockhart
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Release date: May 13 2014
A beautiful and distinguished family. A private island. A brilliant, damaged girl; a passionate, political boy. A group of four friends—the Liars—whose friendship turns destructive. A revolution. An accident. A secret. Lies upon lies. True love. The truth.
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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