Excerpt Releases: November 4

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

Blessed (Tantalize #3) by Cynthia Leitich Smith
Publisher: Candlewick Press
Release date: January 25th 2011
Quincie P. Morris is in the fight of her undeath. She must clear her best friend and true love, the hybrid werewolf Kieren, of murder charges; thwart the ambitions of Bradley Sanguini; and keep her dead parents’ restaurant running. But with hundreds of new vampires on the rise and Bradley off assuming the powers of Dracula Prime, she must hit the road to staunch the bloodshed before it’s too late. Even if she saves the world, will there be time left to salvage Quincie’s soul?
To read an excerpt, click here.

can't look away donna coonerCan’t Look Away by Donna Cooner
Publisher: Point
Release date: August 26th 2014
Torrey Grey is famous. At least, on the internet. Thousands of people watch her popular videos on fashion and beauty. But when Torrey’s sister is killed in an accident — maybe because of Torrey and her videos — Torrey’s perfect world implodes. Now, strangers online are bashing Torrey. Torrey will have to really look at her own feelings about death, and life, and everything in between. Can she learn to mourn her sister out of the public eye?
To read an excerpt, click here.

playing for the commandant suzy zailPlaying for the Commandant by Suzy Zail
Publisher: Candlewick Press
Release date: October 14th 2014
Before, Hanna was going to be a famous concert pianist. She was going to wear her yellow dress to a dance. And she was going to dance with a boy. But then the Nazis came. Now it is up to Hanna to do all she can to keep her mother and sister alive, even if that means playing piano for the commandant and his guests. Staying alive isn’t supposed to include falling in love with the commandant’s son.
To read an excerpt, click here.

The Retribution of Mara Dyer (Mara Dyer #3) by Michelle Hodkin
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Release date: November 4th 2014
Mara Dyer wants to believe there’s more to the lies she’s been told. There is. She doesn’t stop to think about where her quest for the truth might lead. She should. She never had to imagine how far she would go for vengeance. She will now. Loyalties are betrayed, guilt and innocence tangle, and fate and chance collide in this shocking conclusion to Mara Dyer’s story. Retribution has arrived.
To read an excerpt, click here.

 

Revolution (Replica #3) by Jenna Black
Publisher: Tor Teen
Release date: November 11th 2014
At the conclusion of Resistance, Nadia Lake and the Replica of her best friend, Nate Hayes, found themselves at the center of a horrifying conspiracy. Framed for murder and wanted by the government, they have no choice but to go underground and seek refuge in the dangerous, gang-ridden slums of the Basement.
To read an excerpt, click here.

 

shade cody stewartShade by Cody Stewart
Publisher: Midnight Frost Books
Release date: August 24th 2014
Clendon Kiernan has always preferred the shadows. One night Clen discovers the shocking truth of why. He is a Shade. A creature with the ability to shred souls. When a vile whisper tells him to destroy everything around him Clen does the only thing he can. The darkness growing inside Clen will soon consume him if he does not learn to control it.
To read an excerpt, click here.

waistcoats and weaponry gail carrigerWaistcoats & Weaponry (Finishing School #3) by Gail Carriger
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Release date: November 4th 2014
Sophronia continues her second year at finishing school in style–with a steel-bladed fan secreted in the folds of her ball gown, of course. Such a fashionable choice of weapon comes in handy when Sophronia, her best friend Dimity, sweet sootie Soap, and the charming Lord Felix Mersey stowaway on a train to return their classmate Sidheag to her werewolf pack in Scotland. No one suspected what–or who–they would find aboard that suspiciously empty train.
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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