Excerpt releases: October 14


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

compulsion martina booneCompulsion (Heirs of Watson Island #1) by Martina Boone
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Release date: October 28th 2014
All her life, Barrie Watson has been a prisoner in the house where she lives with her mother. When her mother dies, Barrie promises to put some mileage on her stiletto heels. But she finds a new kind of prison at her aunt’s South Carolina plantation instead–a prison guarded by an ancient spirit who long ago cursed one of the founding families of Watson Island and gave the others magical gifts that became compulsions.
To read an excerpt, click here.

the ghosts of heaven marcus sedgwickThe Ghosts of Heaven by Marcus Sedgwick
Publisher: Orion Books
Release date: October 2nd 2014
The spiral has existed as long as time has existed. It’s there when a girl walks through the forest, the moist green air clinging to her skin. There centuries later in the treacherous waters of Golden Beck that take Anna, who they call a witch. There on the other side of the world, where a mad poet watches the waves and knows the horrors they hide, and far into the future as Keir Bowman realises his destiny.
To read an excerpt, click here.


Trust Me, I’m Lying by Mary Elizabeth Summer
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Release date: October 14th 2014
Julep Dupree tells lies. A lot of them. She’s a con artist, a master of disguise, and a sophomore at Chicago’s swanky St. Agatha High. For extra spending money Julep runs petty scams for her classmates but when she comes home one day to a ransacked apartment and her father gone, Julep’s carefully laid plans for an expenses-paid golden ticket to Yale start to unravel.
To read an excerpt, click here.

Whatever Life Throws At You by Julie Cross
Publisher: Entangled Teen
Release date: October 7th 2014
Seventeen-year-old Annie Lucas’s life is completely upended the moment her dad returns to the major leagues as the new pitching coach for the Kansas City Royals. Now she’s attending an all-girls school and navigating the strange world of professional sports. But Annie has dreams of her own—most of which involve placing first at every track meet…and one starring the Royals’ super-hot rookie pitcher.
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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