Excerpt releases: November 25

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

the darkest part of the forest holly blackThe Darkest Part of the Forest by Holly Black
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Release date: January 13th 2014
Hazel lives with her brother, Ben, in the strange town of Fairfold where humans and fae exist side by side. The faeries’ seemingly harmless magic attracts tourists, but Hazel knows how dangerous they can be, and she knows how to stop them. Or she did, once. There is a glass coffin in the woods. It rests right on the ground and in it sleeps a boy with horns on his head and ears as pointed as knives. The boy has slept there for generations, never waking. Until one day, he does…
To read an excerpt, click here.

fairest marissa meyerFairest (The Lunar Chronicles #3.5) by Marissa Meyer
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
Release date: January 27th 2015
In this stunning bridge book between Cress and Winter in the bestselling Lunar Chronicles, Queen Levana’s story is finally told. 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. Marissa Meyer spins yet another unforgettable tale about love and war, deceit and death.
To read an excerpt, click here.

Save Me by Jenny Elliott
Publisher: Swoon Reads
Release date: January 6th 2014
Cara has never seen a whale swim close enough for her to touch it—let alone knock her into the freezing water. Fortunately, cute newcomer David is there to save her, and the rescue leads to a bond deeper than Cara ever imagined. But then she learns something about David that changes everything. Cara has lost her best friend, discovered that her soul mate is off limits, and has attracted the attention of a stalker. But she’s not completely alone.
To read an excerpt, click here.

Wings of the Morning by Sarah Rees Brennan (from Monstrous Affections)
Publisher: Candlewick Press
Release date: September 9th 2014
Predatory kraken that sing with – and for – their kin; band members and betrayed friends who happen to be demonic; harpies as likely to attract as to repel. Welcome to a world where humans live side-by-side with monsters, from vampires both nostalgic and bumbling, to an eight-legged alien who makes tea.
To read a deleted scene, 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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