Excerpt Releases: September 16


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

The Accidental Highwayman by Ben Tripp
Publisher: Tor Teen
Release date: October 14th 2014
Young Kit Bristol is the unwitting servant of the notorious highwayman Whistling Jack. One dark night, Kit finds his master bleeding from a mortal wound, dons the man’s riding cloak to seek help, and changes the course of his life forever. Kit is catapulted into a world of magic and wonders he thought the stuff of fairy tales.
To read an excerpt, click here.


the dregsThe Dregs (The Dregs #1) by Leigh Bardugo
Publisher: Henry Holt
Release date: Fall 2015
Kerch, a small island nation with tremendous economic power, the hub of all international trade and a country rich in art and culture, is also home to one of the most dangerous criminal underworlds. A crew of dangerous felonious misfits face impossible odds when they are pulled together to break into one of the most guarded places in the world.
To read an excerpt, click here.

how to build a girl caitlyn moranHow to Build a Girl by Caitlin Moran
Publisher: Harper Voyager
Release date: September 23rd 2014
It’s 1990. Johanna Morrigan reinvents herself as Dolly Wilde—fast-talking, hard-drinking gothic hero and full-time Lady Sex Adventurer. By sixteen, she’s smoking cigarettes, getting drunk, and working for a music paper. But is a box full of records, a wall full of posters, and a head full of paperbacks enough to build a girl after all?
To read an excerpt, click here.


Lailah (The Styclar Saga #1) by Nikki Kelly
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
Release date: October 7th 2014
In the crossfire between good and evil, love and hate, and life and death, the girl learns her name: Lailah. But when the lines between black and white begin to blur, where in the spectrum will she find her place? And with whom? Gabriel and Jonah both want to protect her. But Lailah will have to fight her own battle to find out who she truly is.
To read an excerpt, click here.


Maid of Deception (Maids of Honour #2) by Jennifer McGowan
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Release date: August 26th 2014
Beatrice Knowles is a Maid of Honour, one of Queen Elizabeth I’s secret protectors. Known for her uncanny ability to manipulate men’s hearts, Beatrice has proven herself to be a valuable asset in the Queen’s court—or so she thinks when her plans come to a crashing halt as rumours of a brewing Scottish rebellion spread among the court.
To read an excerpt, click here.

mortal gods kendare blakeMortal Gods (Goddess War #2) by Kendare Blake
Publisher: Tor Teen
Release date: October 14th 2014
Cassandra Weaver is a weapon of fate. The girl who kills gods. But all she wants is for the god she loved to return to life. If she can’t have that, then the other gods will burn, starting with his murderer, Aphrodite. The alliance between Cassandra and Athena is fragile but they must find a way to work together. Because if they can’t, fates far worse than death await.
To read an excerpt, click here.

the silence of six e.c. myersThe Silence of Six by E.C. Myers
Publisher: Adaptive Books
Release date: November 5th 2014
Haunted by the image of his best friend Evan’s death, Max’s entire world turns upside down as he suddenly finds himself the target of a corporate-government witch-hunt. Fearing for his life and fighting to prove his own innocence, Max goes on the run with no one to trust and too many unanswered questions.
To read an excerpt, click here.


my true love gave to me stephanie perkinsStar of Bethlehem (My True Love Gave to Me: Twelve Holiday Stories) by Ally Carter
Publisher: Macmillan Children’s Books
Release date: October 9th 2014
Twelve gorgeously romantic stories set during the festive period, by some of the most talented and exciting YA authors writing today. Whether you celebrate Christmas or Hanukkah, Winter Solstice or Kwanzaa, there’s something here for everyone. So curl up by the fireplace and get cozy. You have twelve reasons to stay indoors and fall in love.
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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