Excerpt Releases: October 21


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

in the afterlight alexandra brackenIn the Afterlight (The Darkest Minds #3) by Alexandra Bracken
Publisher: Disney Hyperion
Release date: October 28th 2014
Ruby and the kids who survived the government’s attack on Los Angeles travel north to regroup. They are armed only with a volatile secret: proof of a government conspiracy to cover up the real cause of IAAN, the disease that has killed most of America’s children and left Ruby and others like her with powers the government will kill to keep contained. Meanwhile, reunited with Liam, Ruby must face the painful repercussions of having tampered with his memories of her.
To read an excerpt, click here.

the perfectionists sara shepardThe Perfectionists (The Perfectionists #1) by Sara Shepard
Publisher: HarperCollins
Release date: October 7th 2014
In Beacon Heights, Washington, five girls—Ava, Caitlin, Mackenzie, Julie, and Parker—think they have nothing in common, until they realize that they all hate Nolan Hotchkiss, who’s done terrible things to each of them. They come up with the perfect way to kill him—a hypothetical murder, of course. It’s just a joke…until Nolan turns up dead, in exactly the way they planned. And unless they find the real killer, their perfect lives will come crashing down around them.
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.


Tabula Rasa by Kristen Lippert-Martin
Publisher: Egmont USA
Release date: September 23rd 2014
Sixteen-year-old Sarah has a rare chance at a new life. She’s been undergoing a cutting-edge procedure that will render her a tabula rasa—a blank slate. Memory by memory her troubled past is being taken away. But when her final surgery is interrupted and a team of elite soldiers invades the isolated hospital Sarah must enlist the help of a teen computer hacker to try to piece together who she is and why someone would want her erased. And she won’t be silenced again.
To read an excerpt, click here.

This Night So Dark (Starbound #1.5) by Amie Kaufman & Meagan Spooner
Publisher: Disney Hyperion
Release date: October 7th 2014
Tarver still has nightmares about the night, six months before the Icarus crash, when he rescued a group of civilian researchers being held hostage by brutal mercenaries. Now Tarver and Lilac must reconcile his memories of that fateful night with the truth that they uncovered on a mysterious planet after the Icarus crashed.
To read the entire novella, click here.

This Shattered World (Starbound #2) by Amie Kaufman & Meagan Spooner
Publisher: Disney Hyperion
Release date: December 23rd 2014
Jubilee Chase and Flynn Cormac should never have met. Lee is captain of the forces sent to Avon to crush the terraformed planet’s rebellious colonists. Rebellion is in Flynn’s blood. Flynn does the only thing that makes sense when he and Lee cross paths: he returns to base with her as prisoner. But as his fellow rebels prepare to execute her, Flynn and Lee escape the rebel base together.
To read an excerpt, click here.

time after time tamara ireland stoneTime After Time (Time Between Us #2) by Tamara Ireland Stone
Publisher: Disney Hyperion
Release date: October 8th 2013
Calling Anna and Bennett’s romance long distance is an understatement: she’s from 1995 Chicago and he’s a time traveler from 2012 San Francisco. They each are confident that they’ll find a way to make things work…until Bennett witnesses a single event he never should have seen (and certainly never expected to). Will the decisions he makes from that point on cement a future he doesn’t want?
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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