Excerpt Releases: October 6

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

the brokenhearted amelia kahaneyThe Brokenhearted by Amelia Kahaney
Publisher: HarperTeen
Release date: October 8, 2013
Anthem Fleet is a prima ballerina who has always been sheltered by her parents – until she meets Gavin, the boy from the wrong side of town, and loses him, her heart and her life in a tragic accident. When she next wakes up, though, it is to find herself revived, and with a bionic heart that leads to her discovering her family lineage – and why she needs to carry on.
To read the excerpt, click here.

 

cress marissa meyerCress (Lunar Chronicles #3) by Marissa Meyer
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
Release date: February 4, 2014
In the third installment of the Lunar Chronicles, Cinder and her friends are fugitives on the run, plotting to overthrow Queen Levana and her army. Their hope lies with Cress, a captive hacker trapped on a satellite – who has already been approached by Levana to track down Cinder. None of them have signed up to save the world, but it seems like they are the only ones who can.
To read the first chapter, click here.

 

Night of Cake and Puppets (Daughter of Smoke and Bone #2.5) by Laini Taylor
Publisher: Little, Brown
Release date: November 26, 2013
In this companion novella to the lauded Daughter of Smoke and Bone trilogy, Zuzana gathers up her courage to talk to the “Violin Boy,” Mik, who has won over her heart. She is determined to meet him, once and for all, and her plan involves a fistful of magic, and a plan that will lead Mik on an elaborate treasure hunt through Prague.
To read an excerpt, click here.

 

rebel spring morgan rhodesRebel Spring (Falling Kingdoms #2) by Morgan Rhodes
Publisher: Razorbill
Release date: December 3, 2013
In the sequel to Falling Kingdoms, three kingdoms have finally united into one: Mytica. However, an evil king threatens peace by attempting to build a road into the Forbidden Mountains, forcing a dethroned princess, a reluctant heir and a desperate rebel to take action – for better or worse.
To read the mini-excerpt, click here.

 

The Sound of Letting Go by Stasia Ward Kehoe
Publisher: Viking Children’s
Release date: February 6, 2014
For sixteen years, Daisy has excelled at being the good sister to her autistic brother, the good daughter, the compliant third wheel to her best friends’ couple. But when her parents decide to send her brother to an institution – without telling her – Daisy decides the best way to remain a good sister is to become bad.
To read an excerpt, click here.

 

a spark unseen sharon cameronA Spark Unseen (The Dark Unwinding #2) by Sharon Cameron
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Release date: September 24, 2013
In this sequel to gothic steampunk The Dark Unwinding, Katharine accidentally foils a kidnapping attempt on her eccentric inventor uncle. Realizing that their ancestral home is no longer a safe haven, she flees to Paris, both for safety and to search for her love, Lane, who is believed to be dead. However, Paris is just as dangerous, and she soon becomes embroiled in danger and intrigue.
To read the excerpt, click here.

 

wild cards simone elkelesWild Cards (Wild Cards #1) by Simone Elkeles
Publisher: Walker Books for Young Readers
Release date: October 1, 2013
After he’s kicked out of boarding school, Derek has to stay with his ditzy stepmother while his father is deployed. It gets better when she decides they are moving back to her childhood home in Illinois. There he meets Ashtyn, who has problems of her own trying to win the state championship and a football scholarship, and, despite her misgivings, may need to trust Derek in order to make it through.
To read the 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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