Excerpt releases: September 30


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

The Alex Crow by Andrew Smith
Publisher: Dutton
Release date: March 3rd 2015
Ariel, a refugee from the Middle East is the sole survivor of an attack on his small village. Now living with an adoptive family in Sunday, West Virginia, Ariel’s story of his summer at a boys’ camp for tech detox is juxtaposed against those of a schizophrenic bomber and the diaries of a failed arctic expedition from the late nineteenth century. Oh, and there’s also a depressed bionic reincarnated crow.
To read an excerpt, click here.

a little something different sandy hallA Little Something Different by Sandy Hall
Publisher: Swoon Reads
Release date: August 26th 2014
The creative writing teacher, the local Starbucks baristas, his best friend, her roommate, and the squirrel in the park all have one thing in common—they believe that Gabe and Lea should get together. Unfortunately, Lea is reserved, Gabe has issues, and despite their initial mutual crush, it looks like they are never going to work things out.  But somehow even when nothing is going on, something is happening between them, and everyone can see it.
To read an excerpt, click here.

Bombay Blues (Born Confused #2) by Tanuja Desai Hidier
Publisher: Push
Release date: August 26th 2014
Indian-American Dimple Rohitbhai Lala found love, friendship, art, and home where she least expected it. But what happens if what you thought you wanted wasn’t what you wanted after all? As she learns during adventures that take her from India to New York to London and back, with a little luck and a lot of vision, the journey home might prove just as magical as what you left behind to make it.
To read an excerpt, click here.

Half Wild (Half Life Trilogy #2)
by Sally Green
Publisher: Penguin
Release date: March 24th 2015
After finally meeting his elusive father, Marcus, and receiving the three gifts that confirm him as a full adult witch, Nathan is still on the run. He needs to find his friend Gabriel and rescue Annalise, now a prisoner of the powerful Black witch Mercury. Most of all he needs to learn how to control his Gift – a strange, wild new power that threatens to overwhelm him.
To read an excerpt, click here.

Kiss, Kill, Vanish by Jessica Martinez
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
Release date: October 7th 2014
Valentina Cruz no longer exists. One moment, she was wrapped in Emilio’s arms, the next, she witnessed a murder ordered by her father and carried out by her boyfriend. When Emilio pulled the trigger, Valentina disappeared. She doesn’t know how to explain to herself what she saw. She can change her name and deny her past, but Valentina can’t run from the truth.
To read an excerpt, click here.

Loop (Loop #1) by Karen Akins
Publisher: St. Martin’s Griffin
Release date: October 21st 2014
After time traveller in training Bree Bennis botches a solo midterm to the 21st century by accidentally taking a boy hostage, she stands to lose her scholarship. But when Bree sneaks back to talk the kid into keeping his yap shut, the boy, Finn, now three years older, is convinced he’s in love with Bree, or rather, a future version of her that doesn’t think he’s a complete pain in the arse. To make matters worse, she inadvertently transports him back to the 23rd century with her.
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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