Excerpt Releases: May 4

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

Brazen katherine longshawBrazen by Katherine Longshore
Publisher: Viking Juvenile
Release date: June 12th 2014
This companion to Tarnish and Gilt features Mary Howard, who, when she is married to King Henry VIII’s illegitimate son, Henry Fitzroy, is rocketed into the Tudor court’s inner circle. Mary and her husband become part of a group of rebels that test the boundaries of the court’s strict rules. As she finds herself falling for Henry, Mary draws closer and closer to breaking the rules – but is true love worth dying for?
To read an excerpt, click here.

exquisite captive heather demetriosExquisite Captive (Dark Caravan Cycle #1) by Heather Demetrios
Publisher: Balzer+Bray
Release date: October 7th 2014
Nalia is a jinn of tremendous power, now in hiding and bound to a handsome but cruel master and his Hollywood lifestyle. Enter Raif, the enigmatic leader of a revolution and her sworn enemy. He promises her freedom from her master so she can free her imprisoned brother in her homeland – but there is a catch, and it involves convincing her master she is in love with him.
To read an excerpt, click here.

ruin and rising leigh bardugoRuin and Rising (The Grisha #3) by Leigh Bardugo
Publisher: Henry Holt
Release date: June 17th 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.

the inventor's secret andrea cremerThe Inventor’s Secret (The Inventor’s Secret #1) by Andrea Cremer
Publisher: Philomel
Release date: April 22nd 2014
Sixteen-year-old Charlotte and her fellow refugees have scraped out an existence on the edge of Britain’s industrial empire. When a new exile seeks shelter in their camp he brings new dangers with him and secrets about the terrible future that awaits all those who have struggled to live in freedom.
To read an excerpt, click here.

the treatment suzanne youngThe Treatment (The Program #2) by Suzanne Young
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Release date: April 29th 2014
Sloane and James are on the run after barely surviving the suicide epidemic and The Program. But they’re not out of danger. Huge pieces of their memories are still missing, and although Sloane and James have found their way back to each other, The Program isn’t ready to let them go.
To read an excerpt, click here.

the truth about alice jennifer mathieuThe Truth About Alice by Jennifer Mathieu
Publisher: Roaring Brook Press
Release date: June 3rd 2014
Everyone has a lot to say about Alice Franklin. The rumors started at a party when Alice supposedly hooked up with two guys in one night. When school starts everyone almost forgets about Alice until one of those guys, super-popular Brandon, dies in a car wreck that was allegedly all Alice’s fault. Now the only friend she has is a boy who may be the only other person who knows the truth, but is too afraid to admit it.
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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