Excerpt Releases: September 23


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

All Fall Down (Embassy Row #1) by Ally Carter
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Release date: January 27th 2015
Grace Blakely is absolutely certain of three things. She is not crazy. Her mother was murdered. Someday she is going to find the killer and make him pay. As certain as Grace is about these facts, nobody else believes her–so there’s no one she can completely trust. Everybody wants Grace to put on a pretty dress and a pretty smile, blocking out all her unpretty thoughts. But they can’t control Grace–no more than Grace can control what she knows.
To read an excerpt, click here.

All the Rage by Courtney Summers
Publisher: St. Martin’s Griffin
Release date: April 14th 2015
The sheriff’s son, Kellan Turner, is not the golden boy everyone thinks he is, and Romy Grey knows that for a fact. Romy must decide whether she wants to fight or carry the burden of knowing more girls could get hurt if she doesn’t speak up. Nobody believed her the first time—and they certainly won’t now—but the cost of her silence might be more than she can bear.
To read excerpts, click here: 1, 2, 3.

Ashes to Ashes (Burn for Burn #3) by Jenny Han & Siobhan Vivian
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Release date: September 16th 2014
After Rennie’s death, Kat and Lillia try to put the pieces together of what happened to her. They both blame themselves. If Lillia hadn’t left with Reeve… If Kat had only stayed with Rennie… Things could have been different. Now they will never be the same. Only Mary knows the truth about that night.
To listen to an excerpt, click here.


breaking sky cori mccarthyBreaking Sky by Cori McCarthy
Publisher: Sourcebooks
Release date: March 3rd 2015
Chase Harcourt, call sign “Nyx,” is one of only two pilots chosen to fly the experimental “Streaker” jets at the junior Air Force Academy in the year 2048. But as the world tilts toward war, Chase cracks open a military secret. There’s a third Streaker jet, whose young pilot, Tristan, can match her on the ground and in the clouds.
To read an excerpt, click here.


grave mercy robin lafeversHis Fair Assassin Trilogy by Robin LaFevers
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Seventeen-year-old Ismae escapes from the brutality of an arranged marriage into the sanctuary of the convent of St. Mortain, where the sisters still serve the gods of old. Here she learns that the god of Death Himself has blessed her with dangerous gifts—and a violent destiny. If she chooses to stay at the convent, she will be trained as an assassin and serve as a handmaiden to Death. To claim her new life, she must destroy the lives of others.
To read deleted scenes, click here.

lark rising sandra waughLark Rising (Guardians of Tarnec #1) by Sandra Waugh
Publisher: Random House
Release date: September 23rd 2014
Lark Carew has foreseen two things—she will fall for a young man with sage green eyes,and he will kill her. Lark is happiest close to home, but when her Sight warns her that monsters called Troths will soon invade her village, Lark is summoned on a journey to seek help from the legendary Riders of Tarnec. Little does she suspect that one of the Riders, Gharain, is the very man who has haunted her visions.
To read an excerpt, click here.

Lies We Tell Ourselves by Robin Talley
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Release date: September 30th 2014
Sarah Dunbar is one of the first black students to attend the previously all-white Jefferson High School. An honors student at her old school, she is put into remedial classes, spit on and tormented daily. Linda Hairston is the daughter of one of the town’s most vocal opponents of school integration. Forced to work together on a school project, Sarah and Linda must confront harsh truths about race, power and how they really feel about one another.
To read an excerpt, click here.

night sky suzanne brockmann melanie brockmannNight Sky (Night Sky #1) by Suzanne Brockmann and Melanie Brockmann
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire
Release date: October 7th 2014
Skylar Reid is shaken when Sasha, the little girl she babysits, is kidnapped. She’s scared that the weird dreams she’s been having about Sasha are real—and even more afraid that Sasha is already dead. Then mysterious girl Dana tells Sky that a hormone in their blood makes them stronger, faster, smarter. A hormone that the makers of a new drug called Destiny will murder to get their hands on.
To read an excerpt, click here.

The Queen of Zombie Hearts (The White Rabbit Chronicles #3) by Gena Showalter
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Release date: September 30th 2014
Alice “Ali” Bell thinks the worst is behind her. She’s ready to take the next step with boyfriend Cole Holland, the leader of the zombie slayers… until Anima Industries, the agency controlling the zombies, launches a sneak attack, killing four of her friends. It’s then she realizes that humans can be more dangerous than monsters… and the worst has only begun. Ali will fight harder than ever.
To read an excerpt, click here.

The Sorcerer Heir (The Heir Chronicles #5) by Cinda Williams Chima
Publisher: Disney Hyperion
Release date: October 21st 2014
The delicate peace between Wizards and the underguilds still holds by the thinnest of threads, but powerful forces inside and outside the guilds threaten to sever it completely. Emma and Jonah are at the centre of it all. As they struggle to rebuild their trust in each other, Emma and Jonah must also find a way to clear their names as the prime suspects in a series of vicious murders.
To read an excerpt, click here.

trial by fire josephine angeliniTrial By Fire (The Worldwalker Trilogy #1) by Josephine Angelini
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
Release date: September 2nd 2014
After a humiliating incident in front of half her graduating class, Lily wishes she could just disappear. Suddenly, Lily is in a different Salem—one overrun with horrifying creatures and ruled by powerful women called Crucibles. Strongest and cruellest of them all is Lillian… Lily’s other self in this alternate universe where makes Lily weak at home is what makes her extraordinary.
To read an excerpt, click here.

the winner's curse marie rutkoskiThe Winner’s Crime (The Winner’s Trilogy #2) by Marie Rutkoski
Publisher: Farrar Straus Giroux
Release date: March 3rd 2015
The engagement of Lady Kestrel to Valoria’s crown prince means one celebration after another. But to Kestrel it means living in a cage of her own making. As the wedding approaches, she aches to tell Arin the truth about her engagement…if she could only trust him. Yet can she even trust herself? For—unknown to Arin—Kestrel is becoming a skilled practitioner of deceit: an anonymous spy passing information to Herran, and close to uncovering a shocking secret.
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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